Toledo - Once all the Toledo City Council members were seated, Mayor Steve Dobosh called the Council meeting to order. On this night Councilman Greg Morosoff led the City Council in their Pledge of Allegiance. Following the pledge the Council had a short time before the Public Hearing so they agreed to let the Special Presentation start.
For the Special Presentation Superintendent Chris Rust came forward to express his feelings on the misunderstanding in the previous article in the Town Crier. In the previous meeting Councilman Guy Spratt brought forth the topic of violence towards police. The article reported this topic on a local scale instead of the global scale as Councilman Spratt intended it for. Superintendent Rust notified the Council that the students of Toledo were great young men and women who were complimented quite frequently for their great behavior. To clear things up Councilman Spratt told Rust the intention of the comment was to bring up the idea of starting programs of positive police involvement in the schools. Mayor Dobosh took a moment to state that this would also be a great time to expand on how the town can be proud of their kids for being the good kids that they are. Councilwoman Glenda Forga also spoke up that there had been discussion of funding to get these programs into the school.
With no further time for the topic to continue the Council took a break to allow the time of the "2016 L. C. Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan Update." The council was told that all that was needed was the approval to make the changes to the plan.
Moving back into the scheduled meeting the Council agreed to resume the Presentation from Superintendent Rust. As the discussion continued the Council began to come up with various ways relationships can be built between the students and Police Officers and find a way to reward the kids for being good. With nothing further the Council thanked Rust for his presentation and continued with the agenda.
After the special presentation Public Works Craig McCown came forward for his report. He reported to the council that all the departments were running well and "it's a busy year. We're trying to get ahead of the game." When the time came for questions for McCown, Councilwoman Forga asked about the new orange flags at the crosswalk. McCown told her the city had just purchased them. The Council then ventured into the idea of getting a flashing sign or overhang for the crosswalk that might be more visible and helpful than the flags. It was brought up that there would be a struggle with this idea due to the fact it was a state highway. With nothing further, the Council turned their attention to Police Chief John Brockmueller.
In Brockmueller's report he told the Council there had been 20 calls of service in the past two weeks. "Operations are going well." He assured the Council before concluding his report.
Next under the reports agenda was City Clerk Michelle Whitten. In her report, she told the Council of some various meetings coming up such as the Big Town meeting on March 15 in the Middle School at 7 pm and the Plant Growth Committee meeting on the first. With nothing else to report, the Council opened the floor to Public Comment. When no one came forward to speak, the Council moved forward into the New Business.
The first topic under New Business was "Ordinance No. 737 - Revolving Cash Funds - First & Second Reading." Following the first and second reading, Councilwoman Carol Hill made the motion to approve. Councilwoman Forga seconded the motion and with all members in favor, the motion carried.
Next was the matter of "Resolution 234A - 2016 LC Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan Update." With no questions or comments, Councilman Spratt made the motion to approve the changes. Councilman Morosoff seconded the motion and with all votes in favor the vote carried unanimously.
For the final topic on the agenda, the Council members looked over "Resolution 235A - 2016 Toledo Park Plan Update." Again, Councilman Spratt made the motion to approve with Councilman Morosoff's second. The vote passed with all members in favor. Before the Council moved away from the topic Councilwoman Forga told the Council and audience how impressed she was with the write up and that whoever wrote it should be proud of themselves. The rest of her fellow council members agreed with her comment and made compliments as well.
With nothing further on the agenda, the Council moved to adjourn the meeting. With no opposition the motion passed and the meeting was adjourned.