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File #: O-023-22    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Second Reading
File created: 1/6/2022 In control: Zoning & Planning Committee
On agenda: 2/1/2022 Final action:
Title: Amending Toledo Municipal Code (TMC), Part Eleven, Subsection 1115.0500 Violations, Penalties & Enforcement and Part Seventeen, Subsection 1726.99 Public Nuisances Prohibited; Penalty; Fines; Cash bond; and declaring an emergency.
Attachments: 1. Plan Commission Report, 2. Audio: Zoning & Planning Committee 1/5/2022, 3. Audio: Agenda Review 1/25/2022, 4. Audio: Agenda Review 1/11/2022, 5. Audio: City Council 1/18/2022
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Zoning & Planning Committee

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Amending Toledo Municipal Code (TMC), Part Eleven, Subsection 1115.0500 Violations, Penalties & Enforcement and Part Seventeen, Subsection 1726.99 Public Nuisances Prohibited; Penalty; Fines; Cash bond; and declaring an emergency.

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SUMMARY & BACKGROUND:
The request is a text amendment to modify Toledo Municipal Code (TMC) ?1115.0500 - Remedies & Enforcement Powers so that the Division of Code Enforcement is better able to enforce the Toledo Zoning Code. The current TMC?1115.0500 identifies the fee of a Zoning Code penalty, however it does not allow the Division of Code Enforcement to elevate the violation if the issue is not rectified. There have also been issues with citing Zoning violations due to a lack of clarity in the Code. Allowing Code Enforcement to elevate a Zoning violation will better resolve Zoning issues within the City of Toledo, as well as benefit the welfare of City of Toledo citizens.

Currently, when the Division of Code Enforcement or the Division of Building Inspections receives a complaint about a property that is in violation of the Toledo Zoning Code, they verify the complaint and then issue penalties in the amount of $300, with a $20 late penalty per day after fifteen (15) days of the violation notice. This amount is very low in today's standards, and does not change with severity of the violation. The Zoning Code addresses a wide variety of land use requirements. Some violations can affect the health and safety of Toledo residents, while others are more aesthetic in nature. Allowing Code Enforcement to identify the degree of violation and issuing a suitable penalty based on the severity and impact will result in better Zoning Code Enforcement.

Another correction of the Toledo Municipal Code will be made to TMC?1726.99 - Public Nuisance Prohibited; Fines; Cash Bond. This section of the TMC is the Section which the Division of Code Enforcement uses to issue fees and penalties for any City ...

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