FedEx offered incentive to stay

$80 MILLION EXPANSION PROJECT
FedEx offered incentive to stay
Mayor proposes 3-trailer rigs on busy Reynolds Road

By TOM TROY
BLADE STAFF WRITER

"The city of Toledo has offered FedEx Ground the right to drive triple-trailer rigs on Reynolds Road in an effort to keep the business in the city.

Mayor Carty Finkbeiner, who is on vacation, spoke by telephone with FedEx officials yesterday to check on how valuable the triple-trailer offer would be, his chief of staff, Bob Reinbolt, said.

Mr. Reinbolt said allowing a truck tractor to tow three trailers on Reynolds would not create a weight problem but could pose safety concerns. He said he didn't know if new signs or signals would be required.

Wood County officials and FedEx have been close-mouthed on the likely site in Wood County, but Toledo officials last week received word that the company has settled, at least tentatively, on a Wood County site east of the I-75 exit at Buck Road."

http://toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070724/NEWS16/707240341

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...what set off the mayor:

"...but Toledo officials last week received word that the company has settled, at least tentatively, on a Wood County site..."

Is this a case of to little to late? It seem like the mayor just keep stringing them along by adding a little incentives here and little there. Its the way he approaches problems in Toledo: polish some brass here and sweep that problem up over there. He never directly approaches a problem unless it beats him over the head. Even then he barks at it like my lab does and hopes it runs away.

FedEx just got tired of playing around with the mayor and needed a place to expand. They saw a great opportunity in Wood County in lower taxes and a planning commission that was willing to work with them, not just shine their brass.

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will anyone reading this take into consideration being mixed in traffic with

Old South End Broadway

All this stuff shows us we need to go back to the City Manager form of Government. Hire a qualified business person under a four year contract to run the City and let our ceremonial mayor kiss things as they see fit.

Strong mayor or City manager? Why not a Hybrid?? Can we not find a way to make both work to our advantage? there are things that work/don't work with each. I say we take what works from both and make it happen.

I wonder if enough has happened, or if it will take the loss of more than 50% population and business first? People are waking, but I still see a bunch of stumbling for the coffee. I'm hopeful that we're at a point where people get it, but as history has shown, Toledo is not famous for the right decision(s)

Looks like Carty just angered Perrysburg Twp. The Twp just cancelled their Joint Ecomonic Development Zone meeting with Toledo. This would have allowed Toledo tax sharing opportunities if FedEx decides to move.

Apparently FedEx really likes the Ampoint Industrial Park at Buck Rd because it is already zoned, lower taxes, offers the acreage the company needs, and most importantly provides even easier access to the Ohio Turnpike.

Now they have another reason - the mayor of Toledo enjoys airing FedEx's thought processes to the public without any consent by FedEx.

What a Dumbass!!

Okay, FedEx is gone along with their triple-trailers. Can't we offer to try to get some other package delivery service not already in town to take over the site? I mean, there are about a dozen competing with FedEx right now, right? Offer one of them a sweet deal in exchange for hiring employees from Toledo. Carty, don't get mad, get even.

Old South End Broadway

And just as FedEx the trailers are detached at lots off the Turnpike.

http://toledoohioneighborhoodconcerns.com/blog

"The city knows FedEx wants to expand and has spent two-years trying to package a deal to keep FedEx from shipping out."

Two years and this is the end result?

http://toledoohioneighborhoodconcerns.com/blog

Wood County did and they seemed to have found a way around it. Why couldn't Toledo?

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...I don't think it's the form of government that's the problem...rather, the people in government. And I'm not sure that changing the former will result in a change in the latter...

...have Toledo to vote for qualified people endorsed by the community?

I think enough has gone on in the community to "awaken the giant".

Lets face it folks, nobody wants to be located in a city run like this one. It was bad enough when Ford was in office, but having Czarty would make me want to be somewhere else.

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