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Toledo looks to more housing rehab funding

December 23, 2013
By John Speer - Editor ( , Toledo Chronicle, Tama News-Herald

Toledo City Council members authorized application for a new round of housing rehabilitation work funding following a public hearing on Monday, Dec. 9. The council received no public comments concerning the application.

The area eligible would be north of Ross Street and east of Deer Creek.

City Clerk Julie Wilkerson said a total of nine residences had been identified as possibly eligible in this area and eight of the nine homeowners had agreed to make application.

The grant, if approved, would provide up to $271,192 from the Iowa Economic Development Authority Housing Fund. This would be supplemented by up to $20,000 in Toledo city money.

Notification of the status of the application is expected in March.

Methodist Church Parking

Council members learned no comment had also been received about amending alternate parking on streets in the area near Christ United Methodist Church on South Broadway.

The council approved, and waived three readings of the modified ordinance, which suspends alternate parking in the 200, 300 and 400 blocks of South Broadway and in the 100 block of East Ross Street during times of church services, weddings, funerals or for other occasions designated by the Church Council.

Pastor Brian Oliver told council members at a previous meeting the church had limited parking available and it had been allowed on the streets traditionally.

Fire Department Officers

Council members approved the Toledo Fire Department officers for 2013-14 including: Joe Boll, chief, Kendall Jordan, assistant chief, Greg Johnson, captain, Roger Gardner and Curt Raue, lieutenants and Josh Still, secretary-treasurer. The officers are elected by the fire department members.

In other business on Dec. 9 the council:

approved transfer of $14,536 from the Sewer Fund to Sewer sinking Fund to pay a bond interest and bond fee interest shortfall and $10,157 from the Local Option Revenue Tax Fund to the Debt Service Fund to pay budgeted interest and fees for the Aquatic Center note.

approved liquor license sales permit renewals for Mano's Restaurant, Pizzeria and Lounge and Fuzz's Sports Pub.



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