Meeting on the cold, clear night of November 16, the Toledo City Council came together for their scheduled meeting.
Mayor Pratt began with his report in which he thanked those who had run in the recent elections and congratulated those who won. Before concluding his report, he expressed his reaction on the Veteran's Parade in which he said he was "impressed" with the parade as well as the turn out.
The Committee reports started with Public Works, Craig McCown. For his report, he told the council that there were no problems and the ceremony at the finished plant "went well."
Police Chief, John Brockmueller gave a short report that there had been 18 calls of service in the past two weeks and "everything is going good."
During the scheduled Council meeting a special presentation was given by two students from Toledo, Corianne King and Rylie Pliler, about the "FCCLA - Family & Consumer Sciences Day." The students read a proclamation requesting the approval for December 3rd to be declared as "Family and Consumer Sciences Day." This day would "promote families eating and preparing meals together as a way to build strong families and improve nutrition." After the reading of the proclamation, Councilwoman Carol Hill made the motion to approve December 3rd as the Family & Consumer Sciences Day. Councilman Jim Fluckinger seconded this motion and with no opposition, the motion passed.
City Clerk Michelle Whitten notified the council of the planning for the meeting about marijuana. She continued to tell how the meeting on December 7 would hold an explanation of the previous meeting. As this was the final report of the Committee Reports, the Council began the topics of New Business.
Under New Business, the Council started with the topic of the "Water Leak Reduction Request" from citizen, Robert Fulcher. After some short discussion of what had happened, Hill made the motion to approve this request. Seconded by Councilman Mike Thomas, the vote passed unanimously. Next under this topic, the Council looked to the matter of "Ordinance No. 733 - Ad Valorem Tax - First Reading." With this, Thomas made the motion to approve the first reading. After the motion had been made, Councilman Steve Dobosh seconded the motion. Taking the vote to approve, Councilman Nate Cook voted against while the vote passed anyways. For the next agenda item, the council looked to approve the same ordinance but for the second reading. Again, the motion passed with Cook's vote against. Moving to the next item, the Council addressed "Ordinance No. 734 - 2016 Budget - First Reading." At this time, Cook moved to approve. Thomas seconded this motion and with no votes against, the motion carried on the first reading. For the final matter on the agenda, the Council looked at the topic of "Amusement Device Application (2016) - Harry's Place." Hill made a motion to pass, Cook seconded, and the motion carried unanimously.
With no further topics on the agenda, Whitten quickly added to her report by announcing the open council position for an appointed position and that they would be taking in applications. With no further matters of the night, the Council moved to adjourn the meeting of the night.