Lindsay Webb Delivers - October 2008 Report

October 15, 2008 Quarterly Report 419.245.1050

Army Corp of Engineers to Study Point Place Harborlands Initiative to Create Habitat Restoration Units

"The Harborlands Initiative of Point Place Business Association will create very significant bird, fish and other wildlife habitats while creating significant eco-tourism destinations. This is an exciting project for regional economic development and future of our great port," says Warren McCrimmon, Toledo-Lucas County Seaport Director.

Major benefits include:

Creating outstanding fish and bird habitats that will promote tourism and recreation
* Providing the much-needed capacity for the storage of Maumee River dredge materials
* Eliminating the hazard of navigation north of Toledo's main shipping channel
* Supporting the replenishment of Great lakes fish stocks
This Army Corps of Engineers Study will receive 100% federal funding, indicating a significant federal commitment to establishing habitat restoration units in the western Lake Erie basin.

Lindsay Webb is a member of the Harborlands Initiative steering committee. Harborlands Initiative is a joint venture between P.B.B.A. and Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority. If this study is successful, new islands for wildlife habitat could be created as early as 2012.

Toledoans of the Year

Last year, Mayor Finkbeiner began a program to recognize Toledo-area residents who add excellence to our community. This year, seven people were recognized for their achievements, each in one of these categories: business community investment, humanitarian, innovation, leadership and mentor, plus a special mayor's award. The event took place on July 24th at the Erie Street Market Civic Promenade. Lindsay salutes two of the award winners for their extraordinary contributions to District 6:

Ray Wood, president of United Auto Workers Local 14, for business community investment
* Michael Dearth, chairman of the Toledo Neighborhood Block Watch Program, for leadership
Boating Seen as Economic Development

Thirty people attended City Council's Youth, Parks & Recreation meeting this summer where suggestions were heard regarding improvements that would please boaters on the Maumee River. Councilwoman Webb, in conjunction with Streets, Bridges & Harbors, submitted a grant proposal to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources to dredge Cullen Park from the boat launch to the shipping channel. The project could begin as early as next summer. One gentleman at the meeting remarked, "This is the first time City Council paid attention to boating and its economic impact."

On September 9th, Lindsay Webb, Youth, Parks & Recreation chair, held a committee meeting / hearing to discuss the improvements at International Park. During the meeting, she congratulated Bob Russ, owner of Toledo Pride Paddleboats, on his first year in business at International Park. These "pedal" boats help The Docks area to be a destination for recreation and tourism.

Good Times at Ohio Theatre at 3114 Lagrange

Upcoming events - call 419-241-6785 for more details:

Friday, October 17th, evening, & Saturday, October 18th, afternoon - Children's Stage Adventure performing "Androcles and the Lion"
* Friday & Saturday, October 24th & 25th, evening, and Sunday, October 26th, afternoon - "The Mummy"
* Friday, October 31st & Saturday, November 1st, midnight - "The Rocky Horror Picture Show"
Halloween - Be Safe & Have Fun in Library Village

Treats, Crafts & Costume Contest

West Toledo Library and Library Village Neighborhood Revitalization Committee are working together to sponsor a Halloween event on Friday, October 24th, 6 -8pm, at the Library at 1320 West Sylvania. Lindsay Webb and Ronald McDonald are scheduled to be two of the judges for the costume contest. With a variety of categories for two age groups - funniest, scariest, etc. - there will be many winners. Each will receive a gift certificate to McDonald's.

Welcome to the new Menards at 1415 E. Alexis, just east of Benore Road!
Two Great W ays to Clean Up Your Home & Your Neighborhood

Toledo Neighborhood Clean Up - October 25th:

The City of Toledo and KT/LCB will sponsor a Fall Trash Bash on Saturday, October 25th, 9am to noon. "Call City Hall" at 419-936-2020 to register your cleanup site, and order trash bags and gloves. Pick up your bag & glove order on Friday, October 24th, 10am - 4pm, at the Dept. of Neighborhoods Barn on the corner of Lagrange & George Streets - across from OmniSource. Then just set your filled litter bags out with your regular refuse pickup.

Recycling Collection Event - October 24th & 25th:

There is an Electronic Waste Recycling Event on Friday, October 24th, 9am - 3pm, and Saturday, October 25th, 9am - 2pm, at 1011 Matzinger Road in North Toledo. This is a great chance to properly dispose of TV sets that won't adapt to the broadcasting changes beginning February 17, 2009, office equipment, cell phones, video games and other unusable electronic and digital items.

National Sherrif's Association Confirms What Toledoans Already Know

On July 1st, Toledo Neighborhood Watch accepted a National Sheriffs' Association award of excellence for neighborhood watch groups on behalf of the 170 Toledo neighborhood groups in the program. Sheriff Telb nominated Toledo for the award.

Neighborhood Block Watch Expands in District 6

The mission of Block Watch is to form a partnership with community volunteers to create safer and more wholesome neighborhoods. Two new neighborhoods in the Alexis Road corridor now have Block Watch programs. One has had as many as 150 participants and the other ha s seen substantial improvements in their neighborhood park.

Block Watch 122-A: (Alexis/Jackman/Laskey/Douglas). They meet the 3rd Monday of every month, 6pm, at UAW Local 14 on Jackman Road.
* Block 211-B: (Alexis & Bennett) They meet the second Monday of every month, 6:30pm, at Bennett Venture Academy on Bennett Road
Michael Dearth, chairman of the Block Watch program, states, "Our programs are successful and have helped reduce crime in many neighborhoods - and we welcome all to participate."

Orange Barrel Update

Street repair on the Benore Road overpass is completed and nearly completed on Lagrange Street. Work on Shoreland Avenue and in the Jackman & Alexis area continues. The remainder of residential streets in District 6 should be completed before the snow falls

We are compiling list of streets for next year. If you wish to know about your street, contact Lindsay at 419-245-1050.

Town Hall Meeting - Beneficial

Councilwoman Webb hosted a Town Hall meeting for neighbors north of Alexis Road, on September 24th, at Alexis & Jackman. Members of the City administration were there for Q&A. We discussed neighborhood crime and fires, nuisance abatement, signage, drainage and other city-related services. Action is underway and many neighbors found it very beneficial. If you would like a town hall meeting in your neighborhood, please contact Lindsay.

Neighbors & Bars Affected by Noise Ordinance

Toledo City Council is considering proposed changes to the municipal code tha t would make it easier to crack down on violations of the city's sound ordinance.

The proposed law now before council, if approved, would prohibit "unnecessary, excessive or offensive" noises that disturb the peace of neighbors after 11pm. The sound would have to be plainly audible adjacent to the source. The current code requires bars to stop the noise that is plainly audible 200 feet from the source at 9pm.

If you live near such a "noisy" establishment or if you have an opinion on the proposed legislation, please contact Councilwoman Webb.

Lindsay & Rob

Robert B. Carter and Lindsay M. Webb were married Monday, August 18, 2008, at the Little Church of the West in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Rob is the proud father of Mindy, Nathan, Brittany and Addison, and the son of Barbara L. Carter of Sylvania Township and the late Frank E. Carter. Rob is a journeyman insulator and the Business Manager of Insulators and Allied Workers Local 45. Lindsay is the daughter of Thomas S. Webb of Toledo (Point Place) and Michelle Lever of Ottawa Hills.

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