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File #: O-249-19    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Mayor's Office
File created: 5/17/2019 In control: City Council
On agenda: 5/28/2019 Final action: 5/28/2019
Title: Declaring it necessary to improve 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: City Council Meeting 5/28/2019

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Councilman Waniewski

 

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Declaring it necessary to improve 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 ordinance allows for the City to proceed with the street lighting conversion.  The total annual cost for the operation and maintenance of the lighting is $3,074.52 of which the City’s share is $575.76.

 

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

 

                     SECTION 1. That it is determined to proceed with the improvement of Sylvania Avenue between Douglas and Secor by converting the street lighting to LED in accordance with Res. 228-19 and authorizing the expenditure of $10,320 from Account Code 3050-11200-2424004STDSTD for the (30) streetlights to be converted to LED lighting for the District Improvement Program, Sylvania Avenue Decorative Light Project, as detailed in Attachment A.

 

                     SECTION 2.  That this Ordinance for street lighting improvements is referred to the Department of Public Service for further processing pursuant to the Toledo Municipal Code and Charter.

 

                     SECTION 3.  That a portion of Sylvania Avenue between Douglas and Secor is specifically benefited by said improvements and shall be assessed at the rate per assessed front foot representing that part of the cost of lighting said streets or portion of said streets abutting said lots and lands.

 

                     SECTION 4.  That the assessments so to be levied and assessed shall be levied and assessed annually in accordance with the assessing Ordinance hereafter to be passed by the Council and shall be certified to the County Auditor to be placed upon the tax duplicate and collected as other taxes.

 

                     SECTION 5.  That the remainder of the cost and expense of said improvement, not specially assessed, together with damages, if any, awarded to the owner of adjoining lands, with interest thereon, and the costs and expenses of any such award, shall be paid by a levy upon the general tax list made by the City for such purpose in the manner provided by law.

 

                     SECTION 6.  That notice of the adoption of this Ordinance shall be by publication in the Toledo City Journal in the manner provided by law.

 

SECTION 7.  That the Mayor is authorized to accept bids and to execute the necessary contract(s) for the (11) decorative light posts in the District Improvement Program, Sylvania Avenue Decorative Light Project upon such terms and conditions as shall be approved by the Director of the Department of Neighborhoods and Business Development, the Director of Public Service and the Director of Law.

                                                                                                         

                     SECTION 8.  That the Director of Finance is authorized to draw warrant or warrants against the above account code in payment of the above authorized obligations in an amount not to exceed that authorized in Section 1 upon presentation of the proper voucher or vouchers.

 

                     SECTION 9.  That this Ordinance is declared to be an emergency measure and shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage. The reason for the emergency lies in the fact that the same is necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, safety and property and so that this project can be initiated as soon as possible for lighting enhancement.

 

                     Vote on emergency clause:  yeas _____, nays _____.

 

                     Passed:  _________________, as an emergency measure:  yeas _____, nays _____.

 

 

Attest:  ________________________                                              __________________________________

                            Clerk of Council                                                                           President of Council

 

                     

Approved:  _____________________                                          __________________________________

                                                                                                                                                                                                   Mayor

 

 

                     I hereby certify that the above is a true and correct copy of an Ordinance passed by Council ________________________.

 

 

Attest:  ________________________

                    Clerk of Council