“We plan to continue to work with the Lead Coalition, City
Council, and the community to set new, reasonable compliance
dates,” Kapszukiewicz said. “Our goal is to make sure every home
in Toledo is lead-safe and that every child can grow up without
the terrible effects of lead poisoning.”
Complying with the existing law as the COVID-19 pandemic
began this year was unrealistic and too difficult for property
owners and tenants.
The Kapszukiewicz administration plans to present proposed
amendments to the Lead Coalition and City Council no later than
Aug. 31, 2020. The City of Toledo Department of Neighborhoods
will provide oversight and monitor the amended ordinance. There
will be contracts with the Toledo-Lucas County Health Department
for inspections. The health department will issue lead-safe
certificates as follows:
• A Lead-Safe Certificate required for 1-4 unit
residential rental properties and family child care homes
constructed prior to Jan. 1, 1978.
• A Lead-Safe Certificate is issued after passing a visual
and dust wipe inspection.
• A Lead-Safe Certificate is valid for five years, except
where the property had undergone a full lead assessment, lead
control performed by a lead licensed contractor, and a full
clearance by a licensed lead assessor, in which case a 20-year
certification is issued.
There will be a five-year phase in by census tract. Hardship
exemptions will be available and can be granted by the director
of neighborhoods, subject to appeal to the Nuisance Abatement
Housing Appeals Board.
Free Landfill Disposal Day on July 11 canceled
The next free disposal day at the Hoffman Road Landfill,
scheduled for 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 11 is canceled. The
remaining free disposal days this year are Sept. 12 and Nov. 28.
The free Engage Toledo Drop Off Refuse and Recycling Event
scheduled for 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., July 11 at Keyser Elementary
School, 3900 Hill Ave., will proceed as scheduled.
Future Engage Toledo Drop Off Refuse and Recycling Events are on
the following dates:
July 25 at Manhattan Plaza, 525-701 East Manhattan Blvd.
Aug. 8 at Deveaux School, 2620 West Sylvania Ave.
Aug. 22 at Longfellow Elementary School, 1955 West Laskey Rd.
Sept. 12 at Good Shepherd Church, 3934 West Laskey Rd.
Sept. 19 at the Toledo Zoo, Anthony Wayne Trail parking lot, 2
Hippo Way (this event is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.); and
Sept. 26 at Friendship Park, 2930 131st St.
For more information please call Engage
Toledo at 419-936-2020 or visit our website, www.toledo.oh.gov