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File #: R-385-21    Version: 2 Name: City of Toledo Neighborhood Block Beautification Contest
Type: Resolution Status: Approved
File created: 7/6/2021 In control: City Council
On agenda: 7/20/2021 Final action: 7/20/2021
Title: Resolution expressing support for the City of Toledo Neighborhood Block Beautification Contest with a desire to do all that is necessary to encourage participation and make the program a success; and declaring an emergency.
Attachments: 1. Guidelines, 2. Questionnaire, 3. Block Entry Form, 4. Individual & Business Entry Form

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City of Toledo Neighborhood Block Beautification Contest

Department of Neighborhoods

Rosalyn Clemens, Director (x3647)

 

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Resolution expressing support for the City of Toledo Neighborhood Block Beautification Contest with a desire to do all that is necessary to encourage participation and make the program a success; and declaring an emergency.

 

Summary

WHEREAS, the City of Toledo Neighborhood Block Beautification Contest (“TNBC”) is sponsored by the City of Toledo and Keep Toledo Lucas County Beautiful and is designed to encourage and promote neighborhood beautification and property maintenance; and

 

WHEREAS, the TNBC will annually recognize and reward participating residents and neighborhood small businesses whose properties reflect community pride and have aesthetically pleasing exterior improvements; and

 

WHEREAS, the TNBC is open to all homes, neighborhood blocks and small businesses within city limits; and

 

WHEREAS, the TNBC selection criteria will include property maintenance, code compliance, street facing exterior improvements, gardens, and landscaping that enhance curb appeal; and 

 

WHEREAS, the TNBC will be managed by the Department of Neighborhoods and judged by a twelve (12) member Selection Committee consisting of a city resident recommended by each Council member; and

 

WHEREAS, the Department of Neighborhoods will seek sponsors and partners to provide in kind and cash support for TNBC incentives; and

 

WHEREAS, the TNBC Selection Committee will annually select three (3) homes, two (2) blocks and two small business in each Council District as winners of the TNBC; and 

 

WHEREAS, winners of the TNBC will receive special recognition by the Mayor and City Council; a permanent plaque for placement on the exterior of the property; and other prizes provided by participating TNBC sponsors; and

 

WHEREAS, contest deadlines, other rules and conditions are set forth in TNBC Application and Guidelines (attachment); NOW THEREFORE,

 

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

 

SECTION 1. That Toledo City Council strongly supports the creation of TNBC, will do all in his or her power to promote, encourage, and market the benefits of the TNBC within the Districts or at large throughout the City, and will strive to recommend a person for membership to the Selection Committee.

 

SECTION 2.                     That the Council will recognize those winning homes, blocks, and small businesses and help ensure that any eligible participant is encouraged to apply before the annual deadline.

 

SECTION 3. That all formal actions concerning and relating to the passage of this Resolution were passed in an open meeting of this Council, and that all deliberations of this Council and any of its committees that resulted in such formal action were in meetings open to the public, in compliance with all legal requirements including Section 121.22 of the Ohio Revised Code.

 

SECTION 4. That this Resolution is declared to be an emergency measure and shall take effect and be in force from and after its adoption. The reason for the emergency lies in the fact that this Resolution is necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, safety and property; and for the further reason that immediate action is necessary in order to authorize a resolution indicating the support of Toledo City Council on a matter of great importance to the City in a timely manner which shall take effect immediately upon passage.

 

                     Vote on emergency clause:  yeas _____, nays _____.

 

                     Adopted:  _________________, 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 a Resolution adopted by Council _________________________.

 

 

Attest:  _________________________

                      Clerk of Council