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The triangular, neighborhood park was named for Fredrick Prentice, the first American child born in what would become downtown Toledo in 1822, Michaels said adding that his father, Joseph Prentice, died in a horse accident a few years earlier.
Council last week appropriated $70,000 from the general fund to pay for professional services because there wasn’t enough money in the 975 account. The city collects approximately $200,000 annually in fees it charges Envirosafe to dump hazardous waste into its landfill. The state of Ohio gets $9 per ton of waste dumped in the landfill, and the city gets 10 percent of that, or .90 per ton. The revenue is earmarked in its hazardous waste fund known as the 975 account.
Envirosafe has, for years, operated its own monitoring wells.
The city’s Public Utilities and Environmental Committee this summer unanimously recommended to council that the city install its own monitoring wells in response to the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency’s Notice of Violations to Envirosafe earlier this year regarding leachate levels in Cell M, Envirosafe’s only active hazardous waste cell, and the inspections of the dewatering trenches and water line trench.
Redflex is the company the city contracts with to operate its red light and speed enforcement cameras, which photograph the license plates of vehicles speeding and/or running red lights at certain intersections. A mobile speed van also takes snapshots of motorists at various locations in the city. Former Police Chief Gerald Herman a few years ago persuaded the city to add the cameras as a way to improve safety at intersections with high rates of traffic accidents.
Superintendent Brent Welker last week released figures for the district which show the income tax in July and August of 2008 generated approximately $819,631, compared to $240,271 during the same two months last year.
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