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File #: R-350-21    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Approved
File created: 7/2/2021 In control: City Council
On agenda: 7/20/2021 Final action: 7/20/2021
Title: Recognizing Robert "Bobby" Shiels and his award winning 27-year career.


Council Members Ludeman and Cherry



Recognizing Robert “Bobby” Shiels and his award winning 27-year career.



WHEREAS, Robert “Bobby” Shiels has been with WTOL 11 for twenty-seven years and is leaving to “give someone else a chance,” a saying he heard many times from his Busia; and


WHEREAS, Robert came to Toledo in August of 1994 to fill the spot vacated by retiring Chief Meteorologist Charlie Umpenhour; it was not his first time on a weather forecast in Toledo as he had filled in 1992; and


WHEREAS, Robert’s hometown of Detroit, Michigan was a perfect location for him to have fond memories of the Glass City as his family visited the Toledo waterfront when he was a child; and


WHEREAS, one of Mr. Shiels’ most memorable nights was on June 5, 2010, when he was on air for six hours after giving two days of advanced warning about what became an EF4 tornado with winds upwards of 175 mph; in the aftermath of the storm Mr. Shiels helped the Millbury community with the clean-up; and


WHEREAS, Robert says that he is not retiring, but he is looking forward to a real estate career where he can drive home from work before midnight and spend more time with his family; NOW, THEREFORE,


Be it resolved by the Council of the City of Toledo:


SECTION 1. That we recognize the noteworthy career of Robert “Bobby” Shiels and wish him well in his new career path.


SECTION 2. That this Resolution shall take effect and be in force from and after the earliest period allowed by law.


Adopted:  _________________:  yeas ______, nays ______.



Attest:  _________________________                          __________________________________

                                          Clerk of Council                                                                                          President of Council



Approved:  ______________________                 _________________________________