Toledo City Council passes lead ordinance

(WTVG)
Published: Nov. 12, 2019 at 6:24 PM EST
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Toledo City Council passed an amended lead ordinance. It now covers all rental units built before 1978 which is the majority of Toledo's housing stock.

The deadline to get the property certified as lead safe depends on where in the city the property is located. But it will be phased in over the next three years starting in June of 2020.

The inspections will include a visual and dust wipe tests.

The latter has been a major sticking point in previous ordinances because it is costly and the results are viewed as not reliable by some because it's just a small window of time when the samples are taken.

The other variable will be the appeal of the previous lead paint ordinance that was just heard last week.

It's been held up in litigation for two years now after Judge Linda Jennings ruled it was unconstitutional.

Opponents claimed it discriminated because it didn't include all rental properties.

A decision in the appeal could come by December according to the city law department.