- Ordinance 392-19 which would authorize various adjustments to the current year’s approved city budget. Notable adjustments to estimates include the following:
- Decreasing traffic enforcement camera revenue by $2 million due to “revenue trends”.
- Increasing monthly recycling expenses by $1.3 million due to increased costs.
- Decreasing workers’ compensation expenditures by $3.9 million due to state rebates.
- Increasing state fuel tax revenue by $2.5 million due to the recent increase in the tax.
- Eliminating the budgeted $3,537,000 transfer from the capital improvement program budget to the general fund budget.
- Ordinance 420-19 which would approve an amended Joint Economic Development Zone (JEDZ) agreement between Toledo, Maumee and Monclova Township. Changes would include extending the JEDZ contract by 20 years and providing financial assistance for the planned I-475 interchange at US 20A.
- Ordinance 424-19 which would approve a collective bargaining agreement with Teamsters Local 20 for a new term of January 1, 2019 through December 31, 2021. The unit includes 82 employees at the Division of Solid Waste and the Division of Water Reclamation. The terms of the agreement include base pay increases of 1.5 percent in 2019, 2.5 percent in 2020, and 3 percent in 2021.
Ordinance 412-19, which would establish a point system against responsible parties of commercial property for code violations, is expected to be referred to Council’s Neighborhoods, Community Development & Health Committee. Those assessed 12 or more points in a 12-month period, or 18 in a 24-month period, would be prohibited from commercial use of the property. A hearing on the ordinance is not currently scheduled.
Ordinance 413-19, which would expand the area around a subject property in which property owners are required to be sent mailed notices pertaining to zoning proposals, is expected to be sent to the Toledo Plan Commission for its review. The ordinance would require that notices be mailed to owners of property within one-quarter mile radius of the property. Currently notices are only required to be mailed to owners of property abutting or directly across the street from the subject property.
Council is expected to hold until its September 17 voting session two ordinances regarding lead-safe housing:
- Ordinance 381-19 would repeal the city’s current lead law and enact a new one designating the Department of Neighborhoods & Business Development, instead of the Toledo-Lucas County Health Department, as the enforcing entity. It would also expand residential rental properties included in enforcement to those with one or more units, instead of only those with up to four units.
- Ordinance 382-19 would approve $75,000 to create the position of Assistant City Auditor to support the lead-safe program. The position would be responsible for seeking and monitoring grants to provide funding for a “lead conference”, lead test kits, education, and marketing.
All Council meetings, including committee hearings, are held in Council Chambers on the first floor of One Government Center located on Jackson Boulevard in downtown Toledo
As Manager for Local Government Advocacy, Tim Schneider advocates for local policies and laws that safeguard and foster a pro-business environment in the Toledo Region. Tim has more than 10 years of legislative and public policy experience with the local, state and federal levels of government.