All members were present – Appointments were done first:
Downtown Parking Authority
Kenneth P. Wood -requires a residency waiver – reappointment
Michael Brinker – reappointment
George Yakumithis – reappointment
Stephen Herwat replacing John Sherburne
Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority
Brian Bucher –requires a residency waiver reappointment
All members present voted yes to confirm.
Resolution – Recognize Toledo Ticket Co. 100th anniversary – Webb and Sarantou [...]
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All members were present – Appointments were done first:
Short story is neither proposed charter change that would have allowed voters to decide how they felt about rules concerning pensions and employment is going to be before voters. There was a very lengthy discussion on this at the July 19 Toledo City Council Committee of the Whole, a brief summary of the discussion [...]
The FTP server is back up, it’s new and improved – so before Council meets on Tuesday, July 20 some of the items discussed at Agenda Review:
Amend TMC to repeal Sec. 505.14 (vicious dogs) and enact new Ch. 1706 to address local dog issues
The administration made no recommendation on the changes to the TMC [...]
McNamara, Waniewski, Webb, Ashford, Brown, Collins, Ludeman, Martinez present – Sarantou, Steel, Copeland and Craig absent – Copeland arrived shortly after the meeting began.
Resolution – Street Lighting – Ogontz Avenue
Resolution – Street Lighting – A portion of Royer Road
Resolution – Street Lighting -A portion of Belmont Ave. – All three were given SEP
Those in attendance when the meeting began Ashford, Craig, Webb, McNamara, Waniewski, Ludeman present
Collins was in attendance but is not a committee member
Copeland, Sarantou were not present when the meeting began
Sarantou and Steel (who is not on the committee but attended) arrived after it began.
I’ll cut to the chase for those of you not interested [...]
As I read this morning’s Blade, I came across this article on today’s Toledo City Council committee meeting on the proposed trash rule changes, (link). When I read this — it didn’t make sense:
The calls for bulk pickup in the past three weeks have averaged more than 320 a week, said Dave Welch, Toledo’s [...]
All members of council were present, a moment of silence was offered because of the death of Larry Kaczala.
Resolutions were offered…
Resolution – Recognize Heroes In Action
Resolution – Recognize 2010 Cotillion winners – Tessa Scott, Santoria Sawyer, and LaKale’a Wilson
Lease of riverfront property from Norfolk Southern Corp. for salt pile, $44,500 Assessed Services Fund
Passed by all [...]
To make it easy for those of you looking for complete details, the proposed rules and regulations can be found on the blog here. Initially Toledo City Council was to be given until the end of business day today (June 2) to make comments with the rules going into effect in a little more [...]
Notes from the May 18 Agenda Review, this will not be the complete discussion tonight, but it’s the beginning part of what took place. All members of Council were present.
Amend TMC Sec. 963.03(b) to reduce the monthly Refuse Collection Fee to $10.00/$5.00 for seniors
18,800 residents would qualify for the homestead exemption ($5.00)
Nine members of Council were present when the meeting began, Ludeman, McNamara, Sarantou, Steel, Waniewski, Brown, Collins, Copeland and Craig most of the discussion for items before Council took place at the May 4 Agenda Review covered
The first part of Agenda Review was a bit out of the ordinary, an agreement was signed between Toledo and Comibatore, India making them one of our sister cities. Some of the history of how the relationship between the two cities connects to the University of Toledo – (link).
First up is legislation [...]
Having recently spoken out on the dangers of digging without checking with utility companies, the April 27 Toledo City Council first addressed a resolution Declaring April 2010 as Sexual Assault Awareness month – it goes without saying the resolution passed unanimously as most of these types of resolutions do, though I can’t help but wonder [...]
The short version would be that some on Council balked last week at the idea of giving Brenner 75 Marine LLC a three year contract costing up to $124,000 annually, that in all practicality could have cost more since the City would take any losses, hence this committee hearing today before the Council meeting [...]
Council persons Webb & Copeland were absent from today’s Agenda Review – notes on what was discussed today:
Accept Byrne grant for Kiosk Reporting for Probation Dept. of Toledo Municipal Court, $45,302
The Probation Department has been given a grant so they can use a kiosk electronic system for low level offenders to check into probation. [...]
All members of council were present with the exception of Councilwoman Webb. They began as usual with resolutions…Only two items generated a great deal of discussion.
Resolution – Recognize Shen Yun Performing Arts at Stranahan Theater Adopted
Resolution – Recognize Waite High School Girls Basketball Team Adopted
Resolution – Support Issue 1 on May 4 [...]
All members of Council were present…As you’ll see there was very little discussion on any of the items, Mike Craig made a joke about it, but it probably was the easiest time the Bell administration has had yet when it came to getting items given SEP – which as a refresher means:
S = suspension [...]
Council all voted to support April being “Safe Digging Month”
SUP for Horizon Science Academy at 2600 W. Sylvania Ave
They all voted for the charter school
SUP for convenience store at 4933 Secor Rd. (Plan Comm. Disapproved) (Z&P w/o Recomm. 6 – 0)
Webb said they were asking for the spacing requirement to be waived, she wanted [...]
I listened to all of the audio from yesterday’s Toledo City Council Committee of the Whole, my notes are below the fold but I want to share my thoughts on what took place yesterday for those of you who don’t want to read the whole over 3,500 summary. Basically nothing was accomplished through the [...]
Tuesday March 23 Agenda Review, all members of council were present. Items before Council that more information or discussion was shared on.
Expenditure to FirstEnergy to expand electric power in North Cross for Magna Decoma Int’l,$7,500 Grt – SEP was requested.
MOU with HBC Holdings, LLC to modify payment obligations for restaurant space at [...]
City Council March 16 – two more weeks until decision day – There’s nobody that’s walking out of the door unscathed in this
Most of the items related to the Mayor’s plan to balance the budget were marked as first reading items which means they will not be up for a formal vote for two weeks, March 30, the day before the budget has to be balanced…
All members of Council were present…
Landbanking Sale – 19 parcels on Melrose [...]
As promised, a detailed post on this topic. For those of you interested in the short version of what has been stated about ERP, there is my column this week in the Toledo Free Press, A series of unfortunate events. For those you who want more details as to what was said at [...]
Copeland, Craig, Martinez, McNamara, Sarantou, Steel, Webb, Waniewski, Collins, Ashford, Brown present when the meeting began at the March 9, Toledo City Council Agenda Review. The first nine items were all related to exigent circumstances, Steve Herwat was present for the administration. One would be needed for each item, the administration requested they [...]
I thought that the March 4 Toledo City Council Utilities & Public Service Committee would have some connection to the current budget issues that the City is facing. It did not, it pertained to a resolution, that had no real binding power, that Council passed by a vote of 11-1 back on February 2. [...]
March 4 Budget meetings for Toledo City Council Public Safety, Law & Criminal justice Toledo notes from audio.
Staffing Quick Facts as provided from more detailed notes: Fire department: 128 command and 359 non-command, 62 million dollar budget, a little over 59 million directly related to personnel costs. Police Department: 591 sworn [...]
If you take into consideration the recent letter sent by Councilman D. Michael Collins to Mayor Mike Bell, shared in full on the Toledo Free Press web site, you could wonder if there is a chance that Toledo could avoid fiscal emergency. At least for this year.
I spoke to Councilman Collins on Friday after [...]
Despite the fact that it could cost more than is generated? City Council passed the legislation to boot/impound cars. Council members Lindsay Webb and Rob Ludeman voted no, everyone else, voted yes. If you have more than one red light/speeding camera infraction? You have about 30 days before they do the [...]
Toledo City Council had a Committee of the Whole meeting earlier in the month to discuss the red light/speeding cameras and the Bell administration proposal to boot/impound cars of those who owed more than one outstanding ticket. I did not get a chance to start transcribing/listening until a few days ago. I want [...]
The following is rough notes from today’s Toledo City Council Agenda Review. The items listed below are ones that generated discussion or may be of interest to readers of the blog.
All members were present.
Encroachment in right-of-way along A. W. Trail for two 4′ x 8′ LED signs for Toledo Zoo
Martinez was [...]
I’m going out of my regular order in my coverage because some of what happened has a bit of background to it. I know it’s later than normal but this is the first chance since I returned from Arizona to transcribe the discussion aspect of the meeting.
Councilman Steel has been trying to [...]
This was a very long Agenda Review so I did not include the additional text from the legislation to cut down on the amount of text for this post.
In Attendance: Collins, Craig, Ludeman, Martinez, McNamara, Steel, Webb, Ashford, Brown were present when the meeting began. Copeland, Sarantou and Waniewski were not. [...]