March 20 was proclaimed Jameil Aossey Day in the city of Sylvania by Mayor Craig Stough at the regular meeting of Sylvania City Council. The Southview graduate and Sylvania resident recently won a Grammy for “Best Dance/Electronic Music Album” on Feb. 5 for his work on Beyoncé’s new album “Renaissance,” a first for a local resident according to the mayor.
In regular business, council approved the Sylvania Schools’ request for a Main Street banner; Service Director’s request to offer five obsolete fiberglass planters and a 2009 Grasshopper mower for auction; and Finance Director Toby Schroyer’s request for Then and Now Certifications from October 2022 to January 2023.
Deputy Director Joe Shaw noted plans for the US-23/Monroe Street Bridge were first proposed in 2017. He requested a City Council Committee of the Whole meeting to review the updated plans. That meeting will be held at 6 pm before the regular April 3 City Council meeting.
Sylvania Police Chief Danilynn Miller’s request to purchase two 2023 Ford Police Interceptor Utility Vehicles from Bauman Ford to replace the 10- and nine-year old vehicles was approved.
City Council member Mary Westphal, Employee & Community Relations Committee chair, noted that her committee met prior to the council meeting to establish the board appointment process and limit terms to two.
In addition, Marcus Hansen, council’s representative to the Sylvania Arts board, pointed out the agency’s achievements despite the change in leadership. He applauded the efforts of former director Jennifer Archer, who stepped in to help with the leadership transition, and board president Laura Jakes for her leadership during that time. He also said the board has received a $1,000 grant from SACIC and $15,000 from the Toledo-Lucas County Rescue Plan Grant program that will help to support operating costs through 2023.
The next regular council meeting will be on April 3 at 7:30 pm.