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File #: R-228-19    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Mayor's Office
File created: 5/2/2019 In control: City Council
On agenda: 5/14/2019 Final action: 5/14/2019
Title: Declaring it necessary to improve upgrade the existing street lights along Sylvania Avenue from approximately Douglas Road to Secor Road on the north side of the roadway; and declaring an emergency.
Attachments: 1. Audio: Agenda Review 5/7/2019, 2. Audio: City Council 5/14/2019

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Councilman Waniewski

Title
Declaring it necessary to improve upgrade the existing street lights along Sylvania Avenue from approximately Douglas Road to Secor Road on the north side of the roadway; and declaring an emergency.

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SUMMARY & BACKGROUND:
The West Oak Walk Business Association (WOW), a business organization in District 5, submitted a District Improvement Program application for the installation of eleven (11) decorative light posts on the north side of Sylvania Avenue between Douglas and Secor to enhance the quaintness of the business district. The lights would be in addition to the current light inventory, but would be more energy efficient and would be the first decorative lights in the area. Additionally, WOW proposes upgrading the existing thirty (30) streetlights to light emitting diode (LED) lighting for aesthetics and security. The District Improvement Review Committee convened on April 4, 2019, and recommended approval of this application in an amount not to exceed $115,320.

This resolution declares the necessity for the street lighting and begins the process for authorizing the assessment for future maintenance costs. Subsequent legislation will be presented to authorize the expenditure of DIP funds for the installation of the new lights.

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

SECTION 1. It is necessary to improve the Sylvania Avenue between Douglas Road and Secor Road by installing new street lighting and converting existing street lighting to LED.

SECTION 2. That a portion of Sylvania Avenue between Douglas and Secor is specifically benefited by said improvements and abutting lots and lands shall be assessed at the rate per assessed front foot representing that part of the cost of lighting of said street or portion of said streets.

SECTION 3. That the assessments so to be levied and assessed shall be levied and assessed annually in accordance with the assessing Ordin...

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