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File #: O-195-19    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Mayor's Office
File created: 4/18/2019 In control: City Council
On agenda: 4/30/2019 Final action: 4/30/2019
Title: Amending Toledo Municipal Code Chapter 719, "Courtesy Benches"; and declaring an emergency.
Attachments: 1. TMC Ch. 719, redline, 2. Audio: 4/23/2019, 3. Audio: City Council 4/30/2019

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Council Member Komives and the Administration

Title
Amending Toledo Municipal Code Chapter 719, "Courtesy Benches"; and declaring an emergency.

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SUMMARY & BACKGROUND:
Chapter 719 of the Toledo Municipal Code regulates the placement of "Courtesy Benches" at bus stop locations throughout the City. It has been determined that, in order to improve the aesthetics and usability of these Courtesy Benches and to allow for revenue sharing agreements, an update to this Chapter is necessary.

Summary
NOW, THEREFORE, Be it ordained by the Council of the City of Toledo:

SECTION 1. That Chapter 719 of the Toledo Municipal Code, which reads as follows:
719.01. Scope.
Courtesy benches for the convenience of local bus patrons and members of the general public, which benches contain advertising matter, may be installed and maintained upon public thoroughfares and public sidewalks of the City by persons, firms or corporations in the manner and subject to the conditions and regulations prescribed by the following sections of this chapter.
719.02. Permits required.
(a) No courtesy bench shall be installed or maintained by any person, firm or corporation until a permit is obtained from the Director of the Department of Inspection on forms prescribed by such official.
(b) The total number of permits which may be issued for courtesy benches shall be at the discretion of the Director of the Department of Inspection.
(c) No more than one courtesy bench shall be permitted at any bus stop except that the Director of the Department of Inspection may issue permits for more than one bench when conditions warrant.
719.03. Application for permits.
An application for a permit shall be submitted to the Director of the Department of Inspection disclosing the name and address of the applicant, the location of the proposed courtesy bench or benches together with any other information required by the Director. One application may be made for one or mor...

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