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File #: O-526-21    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Approved
File created: 9/27/2021 In control: Public Service Department
On agenda: 10/12/2021 Final action: 10/12/2021
Title: Authorizing the Mayor to enter into a two-year Agreement with Ohio State University Extension Service and/or Lucas County for its share of the Consumer and Urban Horticulture Program; waiving competitive procurement requirements of TMC Chapter 187; authorizing the annual expenditure of an amount not to exceed $27,000, subject to annual General Fund appropriation; and declaring an emergency.
Attachments: 1. Bullet Points, 2. Toledo Fall 2021, 3. Audio: Agenda Review 10/5/2021
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DPS Ohio State University Extension $27,000
Parks, Recreation and Forestry
Karen Ranney Wolkins (x2326)/Paul M. Rasmusson (x7868)
Revised

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Authorizing the Mayor to enter into a two-year Agreement with Ohio State University Extension Service and/or Lucas County for its share of the Consumer and Urban Horticulture Program; waiving competitive procurement requirements of TMC Chapter 187; authorizing the annual expenditure of an amount not to exceed $27,000, subject to annual General Fund appropriation; and declaring an emergency.

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SUMMARY & BACKGROUND:
As part of the 2013-2014 Consumer and Urban Horticulture Program, the City of Toledo, along with State of Ohio and Lucas County officials, entered into an Agreement with The Ohio State University Extension Service, authorized by Ordinance 79-13, to identify, map out, and spray areas affected by the Gypsy Moth. The City of Toledo would like to continue this Agreement for 2021-2022 program years with Ohio State University Extension. The Extension will continue to provide telephone and email consultation to City of Toledo residents, provide research-based information on a variety of topics, conduct free educational programs, confirm gypsy moth and other invasive species infestations, and recommend suppression spraying if necessary. This program also provides valuable informational services to the inquiring public regarding the health, disposition, and risk assessment of trees living on private property, growing and harvesting food, and pesticide information and their organic alternatives. The City of Toledo will pay annual installments up to $27,000 for the program. Funds for this expenditure are included in the FY2021 General Fund Budget for the Department of Public Service, Parks, Recreation and Forestry Division.

The fiscal impact of this Ordinance is as follows:
- The amount of the funds requested: $27,000 for each of two years
- The expenditure budget line item: 1001-60500-2000312STDSTD
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