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File #: O-308-21    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Approved
File created: 5/24/2021 In control: Public Utilities Department
On agenda: 6/8/2021 Final action: 6/8/2021
Title: Authorizing the expenditure of $11,000 from the Utility Administrative Services Fund to pay the annual dues for the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative; and declaring an emergency.
Attachments: 1. Bullet Points, 2. Audio: Agenda Review June 1, 2021, 3. Audio: City Council June 8, 2021

Label

DPU060821ANNUALDUESCITIESINIATIVE

Utilities Administration

Edward Moore (x1845)

Revised

 

Title

Authorizing the expenditure of $11,000 from the Utility Administrative Services Fund to pay the annual dues for the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative; and declaring an emergency.

 

Body

SUMMARY & BACKGROUND:

This ordinance will authorize the payment of annual dues to Great Lake and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative for Mayors. This organization is made up of Mayors whose population and towns (and economy) that rely on the Great Lakes water who have formed a bi-national coalition and will actively work with federal, state and provincial governments to advance the protection and restoration of the Great Lakes ecosystem through development and implementation of a comprehensive Great Lakes Protection and Restoration Plan. Mayors will become active participants in Great Lakes issues relating to governance, economics and science.  The Mayors also communicate and share ideas about the various issues the member cities are experiencing in order to advance the much-needed knowledge, understanding and solutions of said issues, with the goal of creating as expeditiously as possible, comprehensive solutions.

 

The fiscal impact of this ordinance is as follows:

-                     The total amount of funds requested: $11,000

-                     The expenditure budget line item: 6078-31000-4000524STDSTD

-                     New revenue generated (operational revenue, grants, if any): none

-                     Revenue budget line item (if any): n/a

-                     Are funds budgeted in the current fiscal year (yes/no)? yes

-                     Is this a capital project (yes/no)? no

-                     If yes, is it new or existing (new/existing)? n/a

-                     What section of the City’s Strategic Plan does this support:

o                     Excellence in Basic Services (yes/no) yes

o                     Quality Community Investment (Livable City, Development) (yes/no) yes

o                     Workplace Culture & Customer Service (yes/no) no

o                     Environment (yes/no) no

 

Summary

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

 

SECTION 1.  That the expenditure of $11,000 from the Utility Administrative Services Fund, Account Code 6078-31000-4000524STDSTD, is authorized to pay the annual dues for the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative.

 

SECTION 2.  That the Finance Director is authorized to issue warrant or warrants against the Account Code identified in Section 1 above in an amount not to exceed $11,000 in payment of the above obligations upon presentation of the proper voucher or vouchers. 

 

SECTION 3.                     That this Ordinance is declared to be an emergency and shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage. The reason for the emergency lies in the fact that this ordinance is necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, safety and property of the city and for the further reason that this Ordinance must be immediately effective in order to pay annual dues to participate in the Great Lakes Mayor Initiative.

 

                     Vote on emergency clause:  yeas 11, nays 0.

 

Passed:  June 8, 2021, as an emergency measure:  yeas 11, nays 0.

 

Attest:                                          

Gerald E. Dendinger                                          Cerssandra McPherson

Clerk of Council                                          President Pro Tempore of Council

 

Approved:                                                               June 8, 2021

Wade Kapszukiewicz

                                                                                    Mayor