Monday, October 2, 2023

Toledo Metropolis Council approves extra money for Summit Road authorized struggle


TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) – The city of Toledo is spending more money on its litigation on the Summit Street construction project.

The city council on Tuesday agreed to spend an additional $ 75,000 to hire a law firm “to assist in working on a state investigation related to the Summit Street Roadway Improvements Project.”

13abc reported in April that the FBI asked city officials questions about the project.

It is not yet known what or against whom the federal authorities are investigating.

The Spengler Nathanson company is that equal A council last month agreed to provide $ 75,000 to help with its lawsuit against Buckeye Broadband’s parent company, Block Communications Inc. The city is trying to do this recover the cost of running Buckeye’s utility lines for the Summit Street project.

Councilor Cassandra McPherson this time voted against spending the money. She said she was worried about what the city would look like if it were represented by the same company in both situations.

“We should have considered hiring a different law firm so that it would not appear to the people of Toledo that we were not doing our due diligence,” said McPherson.

Separately, the city council also agreed to spend up to $ 400,000 to remove the third and final pedestrian bridge over Summit Street.

In other stores

CAKE is one step closer to taking to the streets across Lucas County.

The Council decided to add Toledo to the list of cities that welcome TARTA’s expansion and funding changes. The final decision on enlargement will be made by voters in November.

“I am delighted with the progress you are making,” said Councilor Sam Report. “It is a vital resource for so many in our communities.”

In September, voters will vote in the primary elections for the City Council and Mayor of Toledo.

But if citizens agree, Toledo municipal primaries could take place in May from 2023, like other communities in Lucas County.

The Council agreed to put this idea before voters when they vote in the November parliamentary elections as an amendment to the statutes.

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