(Toledo, OH) Toledo City Council passes a 2017 budget-- with more than expected to repave roads.
There will be $7 million for residential street repair and $500,000 for a mill-and-fill program in Toledo's neighborhoods. The extra $3 million for repaving comes from higher-than-expected income taxes last year, as well as a few more tweaks to the budget.
The neighborhood road fixes will be in addition to more than 45 lane-miles of major road work mainly funded by state and federal grants. But the spending plan still transfers more than $11 million from the city's capital improvement fund to balance the 2017 budget.
The $260 million spending plan also paves the way for hiring 40 police officers and 30 firefighters. The new police class will start sooner than originally expected-- on August first.