Mayor Bell presents 2013 Capital Improvement Budget - 13abc.com Toledo (OH) News, Weather and Sports

Mayor Bell presents 2013 Capital Improvement Budget

Posted: Updated:

Toledo Mayor Mike Bell released his 2013 capital improvement budget plan on Friday.

It includes repaving more than 60 lane miles of roads, building a new fire station, as well as a new facility to store road salt.

"We believe that this is a pretty aggressive capital improvements budget," says Bell.

The mayor's plan includes 32 million dollars in city funds for a wide variety of projects.

Secor between Monroe and Central, and Collingwood between Monroe and Central, are two busy roadways targeted for major reconstruction.

$10 million is also going toward repaving 23 lane miles of neighborhood and residential roads.

The fire department is getting two major projects at a cost of $4.5 million.

Fire Station 3 will be renovated and expanded. It's the city's oldest station located on Bush and Erie.

The city will also build a new Fire Station 12 on Suder Avenue off of East Manhattan Boulevard in order to cut down on the emergency response time in that North Toledo area.

"There has been a gap in the service going back when we closed station number 12 way, way back in the early 80s," says Bell. "What we needed to be able to do is recover from that."

The mayor wants to spend $600,000 to build a new road salt facility on Byrne Road which covers most of South and East Toledo, plus replace the old salt dome on Central Avenue.

"It fell into a state of disrepair and we ended up having to demolish it on an emergency basis," says Ed Moore, Division of Streets, Bridges, and Harbor.

The police department is getting $380,000 for its Orion Project which includes the new SkyCop cameras, and $600,000 for new vehicles.

Police Chief Derrick Diggs says he needs 44 new marked cars and 47 unmarked cars.  

"We need it very much because many of the vehicles in our fleet now have over 150 thousand miles. And that's pretty dangerous to have police vehicles running 24-7 going code 3," says Diggs.

The Bell Administration will present the capital improvement budget to City Council next Tuesday.

  • LocalMore>>

  • 4,000 pounds of potato salad destroyed at German American Festival

    4,000 pounds of potato salad destroyed at German American Festival

    Friday, August 22 2014 2:58 PM EDT2014-08-22 18:58:32 GMT
    Four-thousand pounds of potato salad, sauerkraut, and packets of sour cream for potato pancakes were destroyed in a trailer fire at the German American Festival in Oregon.Fire crews say the generator overheated and caught on fire around 6 a.m. Friday morning.
    Four-thousand pounds of potato salad, sauerkraut, and packets of sour cream for potato pancakes were destroyed in a trailer fire at the German American Festival in Oregon.Fire crews say the generator overheated and caught on fire around 6 a.m. Friday morning.
  • 2014 is still dry, but the numbers are catching up

    2014 is still dry, but the numbers are catching up

    Friday, August 22 2014 12:21 PM EDT2014-08-22 16:21:13 GMT
    Rainfall is slightly above normal for August so far.
    Rainfall is slightly above normal for August so far.
  • Sylvania estimates water crisis cost $1.5M in lost revenue

    Sylvania estimates water crisis cost $1.5M in lost revenue

    Thursday, August 21 2014 11:05 PM EDT2014-08-22 03:05:51 GMT
    The Sylvania Chamber of Commerce estimates businesses lost a total of nearly $1.5 million dollars in economic revenue during the three-day water ban.
    The Sylvania Chamber of Commerce estimates businesses lost a total of nearly $1.5 million dollars in economic revenue during the three-day water ban.
  • Top StoriesMore>>

  • 4,000 pounds of potato salad destroyed at German American Festival

    4,000 pounds of potato salad destroyed at German American Festival

    Friday, August 22 2014 2:58 PM EDT2014-08-22 18:58:32 GMT
    Four-thousand pounds of potato salad, sauerkraut, and packets of sour cream for potato pancakes were destroyed in a trailer fire at the German American Festival in Oregon.Fire crews say the generator overheated and caught on fire around 6 a.m. Friday morning.
    Four-thousand pounds of potato salad, sauerkraut, and packets of sour cream for potato pancakes were destroyed in a trailer fire at the German American Festival in Oregon.Fire crews say the generator overheated and caught on fire around 6 a.m. Friday morning.
  • Snyder wants FEMA to conduct damage assessment

    Snyder wants FEMA to conduct damage assessment

    Gov. Rick Snyder wants the Federal Emergency Management Agency to conduct a preliminary damage assessment following the flooding that ravaged parts of Macomb, Oakland and Wayne counties.
    Gov. Rick Snyder wants the Federal Emergency Management Agency to conduct a preliminary damage assessment following the flooding that ravaged parts of Macomb, Oakland and Wayne counties.
  • Christie heading to Ohio in September

    Christie heading to Ohio in September

    Gov. Chris Christie has added another politically important state to his fundraising tour for fellow GOP candidates.
    Gov. Chris Christie has added another politically important state to his fundraising tour for fellow GOP candidates.

Area Events Calendar

See It, Shoot It, Send It!