Toledo City Council discuss budget for capital projects - News, Weather, Sports, Toledo, OH

Toledo City Council discuss budget for capital projects

(Source: WTOL) (Source: WTOL)
TOLEDO, OH (WTOL) -

Millions of taxpayer dollars are being allocated within the city. City of Toledo leaders discussed how to spend your tax dollars and how to improve Toledo for hours on Monday.

There is around $23 million worth of spending from the capital improvement fund. The projects from the fund range from buying new police and fire vehicles to $1,000,000 to move ahead with the Dorr Street interchange.

Road improvements play a major part in the allocation of the fund with $13 million of the fund being dedicated to it. This include residential street paving and repair as well as major street paving. 

The money allocated for these capital projects is more than they have been in before. Council Finance Chair Tom Waniewski said he hopes neighbors will notice the changes.

"Well it's more exciting than it has been in previous years because we have the dollars this year. The fact they were anticipating our largest income tax projections in at least 10 years makes it a lot easier for us when we have the money to be able to appropriate it to what the department heads want," Waniewski said.   

When it comes to repairing city sidewalks, city leaders have a backlog of almost 1,300 locations which they believe with $1,000,000, a serious dent can be made. 

Another proposed project is making improvements to Levis Square Downtown.

City leaders said the park needs an upgrade after no money has been put in even after the Downtown development.

During Monday's meeting, leaders stood firm in saying city pools will open on time in June this year. However the possibility of the pools staying open from Memorial Day to Labor Day was also brought up.

City Council expects finalize and pass the budget next month. 

Follow WTOL:  

Download our app here

Copyright 2018 WTOL. All rights reserved.

  • Headlines from Lucas, Wood, Ottawa, Fulton & Monroe CountiesNewsMore>>

  • Tickets available today for St. Jude Dream Home

    Tickets available today for St. Jude Dream Home

    Wednesday, May 16 2018 6:55 AM EDT2018-05-16 10:55:56 GMT
    (Source: WTOL)(Source: WTOL)

    Get ready to reserve your ticket tomorrow to win the beautiful Dream Home in Waterville, built by Buckeye Real Estate Group.

    More >>

    Get ready to reserve your ticket tomorrow to win the beautiful Dream Home in Waterville, built by Buckeye Real Estate Group.

    More >>
  • Celebrate holiday weekend with Memorial Day parade

    Celebrate holiday weekend with Memorial Day parade

    Thursday, May 24 2018 12:01 PM EDT2018-05-24 16:01:19 GMT
    Marchers walk in 2016 Memorial Day parade (Source: WTOL)Marchers walk in 2016 Memorial Day parade (Source: WTOL)
    Marchers walk in 2016 Memorial Day parade (Source: WTOL)Marchers walk in 2016 Memorial Day parade (Source: WTOL)

    The first unofficial weekend of summer is almost here, and what better way to spend it than at a parade?

    More >>

    The first unofficial weekend of summer is almost here, and what better way to spend it than at a parade?

    More >>
  • Plan your Memorial Day weekend -- area events

    Plan your Memorial Day weekend -- area events

    Thursday, May 24 2018 11:13 AM EDT2018-05-24 15:13:23 GMT
    (Source: WTOL)(Source: WTOL)

    Memorial Day serves as the unofficial kickoff to summer-type activities, and there is no shortage this long weekend of events ranging from the solemn to the celebratory. SATURDAY WTOL's River Run 10K starts at 7:30 a.m. on Summit Street Cedar Point Shores opens for the weekend at 9:30 a.m. Toledo's Memorial Day Parade steps off Downtown at 10:30 a.m. Fort Meigs' First Siege 1813 events; fort opens at 9:30 a.m. Wounded Warrior softball game takes place at Mercy Health Filed, 525 ...

    More >>

    Memorial Day serves as the unofficial kickoff to summer-type activities, and there is no shortage this long weekend of events ranging from the solemn to the celebratory. SATURDAY WTOL's River Run 10K starts at 7:30 a.m. on Summit Street Cedar Point Shores opens for the weekend at 9:30 a.m. Toledo's Memorial Day Parade steps off Downtown at 10:30 a.m. Fort Meigs' First Siege 1813 events; fort opens at 9:30 a.m. Wounded Warrior softball game takes place at Mercy Health Filed, 525 ...

    More >>
Powered by Frankly