Toledo Mayor Wade Kapszukiewicz Held Virtual News Conference
Toledo Mayor Wade Kapszukiewicz held a virtual news conference via Zoom at 10 a.m., today, April 9. A recording of the news conference can be found at this link:https://www.dropbox.com/s/tq7fug0ngygrlgg/zoom_1.mp4?dl=0.
The announcements the mayor made today include:
- The deadline for city income taxes has been extended to July 15. Information on how to pay city taxes online can be found at this link:http://taxconnect.toledo.oh.gov/taxconnect/.
- For safety reasons, Toledo Department of Public Utilities is not collecting inside water meter readings at this time. We are asking customers to read water meters and report the usage amount by calling, Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., at 419-245-1800, or email DPUcustomerservice@toledo.oh.gov.
- Free monthly bulk refuse collection in the city of Toledo continues as usual. The service has not been altered. Call Republic Services at 419-936-2511 to schedule a pickup.
- Wednesdays with Wade will resume, virtually, starting next week.
- TARTA riders will be required to wear face coverings or masks.
In keeping with the state of Ohio’s guidelines, Mayor Kapszukiewicz said that when Toledo’s public golf courses open, there will be strict restrictions. The restrictions include: golfers are encouraged to pay in advance over the phone with a credit card and only walking will be permitted at this time. Golfers with a clear physical handicap will be allowed use of a motorized cart, single rider use only. The mayor noted that Michigan and Ohio have different guidelines pertaining to golf courses. Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has ordered golf course in her state to be closed, while Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine has allowed them to remain open with restrictions. The mayor pointed out that this puts a border community like Toledo in the unusual position of having to allow golf courses to remain open while preventing Michigan residents, who cannot golf in their home state, from coming to Ohio. Following conversations with the governor, lieutenant governor, and local health officials, Mayor Kapszukiewicz announced that provisions will be put in place requiring that only Ohio residents are allowed to golf.
Social distancing is mandated during visits to city golf courses and parks.
The city of Toledo has compiled a list of services affected by the pandemic, and available resources, which can be found at this link: https://toledo.oh.gov/news/update-from-the-city-of-toledo-mayor/.
For information on COVID-19, please visit www.LucasCountyHealth.com. The 24/7 Lucas County Community COVID-19 Call Line Numbers are: 419-251-4000 (English only) and 419-291-5355 (multilingual). The public is asked to refrain from calling 911 unless it is a true emergency. Call 419-213-4161, press 4, and leave a message to report COVID-19 related concerns such as non-essential businesses operating, essential businesses not adhering to guidelines, or crowds gathering. The Ohio Department of Health COVID-19 website is www.Coronavirus.Ohio.Gov and the Ohio Department of Health hotline is 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634).