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Building a Stronger Community Through Cooperation

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Of the world’s twenty-four “Toledos”… Toledo, Brazil Toledo, Spain Toledo, Iowa Toledo, Illinois Toledo, Oregon etc... Our Toledo, Ohio can be a pristine attraction and a fish, bird & recreational boating haven unexcelled in the world

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THE LEGACY FOUNDATION and the HARBORLANDS INITIATIVE ARE DESIGNED TO ENSURE CONTINUED SUCCESS IN THE POINT PLACE / SHORELAND and TOLEDO, OHIO AREAS

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Two concepts to improve YOUR community, and try to enlist your active support for our PPBA Economic Development Focus Group Both Concepts Require a Broad Coalition

PPBA HarborLands Initiative:

Creates outstanding fish and bird habitats and destinations for recreational boaters Creates an ongoing tourism attraction enhancing green business growth in the US Midwest and will be a destination for bird watchers, naturalists and boaters worldwide Provides much needed capacity for the storage of Maumee River dredged materials Eliminates the Hazard to Navigation north of Toledo’s main shipping channel (uncovers) Supports replenishment of Great Lakes fish stocks PPBA HarborLands Initiative

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May 11, 2005:

May 11, 2005 “Maumee dredging is the largest project of its kind in the country. The river builds up 3 million cubic yards of sludge each year, but only a maximum of 850,000 tons are removed. So we are always losing. WE’VE RUN OUT OF OPTIONS.” Seaport Director, Warren McCrimmon

The Blade, February 23, 2007:

The Blade, February 23, 2007 Port Authority officials themselves said Toledo’s port is vulnerable to a rush of sediment from a heavy rainstorm or if the lake’s water level drops. “We’re one bad Lake Erie storm short of the port closing.” Seaport Director, Warren McCrimmon

The Blade, February 23, 2007:

The Blade, February 23, 2007 U.S. Rep. Marcy Kaptur spokesman, Steve Katich: “It is a Great Lakes problem, and one that many Great Lakes legislators have been looking at.”

Ohio Revised Code :

Ohio Revised Code Section 1501-6-03(1) Director’s Recommendations: “…an exception to this water dependency criterion would be an improvement to the territory which is beneficial and important to the general public’s health, safety or welfare as determined by the Director.”

There exists Plenty of Support for Wildlife Habitat…:

There exists Plenty of Support for Wildlife Habitat… National Resources Conservation Service Department of Natural Resources National Wildlife Federation Wildlife Habitat Council Ducks Unlimited Audubon Society Naturalists Organizations

HarborLands Initiative:

Offers Toledo the opportunity to provide Natural Wildlife Habitat, and future development to add marine commerce and Tax Base to the city.* *Evidence: Port of Houston’s habitat restoration development HarborLands Initiative

Sustainable Project:

Three Legged Stool Enhances or maintains the natural environment Aligned with community interests Generates positive economic development all in the best interest of future generations Sustainable Project

Port of Houston Habitat Restoration Unit:

Port of Houston Habitat Restoration Unit

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HarborLands Initiative:

Opportunity for natural habitats and the preservation of Maumee Bay Provides a potential “destination” for Great Lakes recreational boaters, and support for outstanding resort locations on the mainland. The result should positively impact local yacht clubs, increase tax base and encourage business development HarborLands Initiative

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OUR EFFORTS CAN ENSURE CONTINUED SUCCESS IN THE POINT PLACE / SHORELAND AREA AND TOLEDO, OHIO

WHERE WE FIND OURSELVES TODAY…:

WHERE WE FIND OURSELVES TODAY… Dredging crisis driven by the lack of available Confined Disposal Facility space Sediment Trend Analysis is completed for Maumee Bay Army Corps. Of Engineers actively investigating Habitat Restoration Units Success of Habitat Restoration Units nationwide

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There also exists a second potentially powerful ALLIED SOLUTION to garner “seed money” for future grants.

The Legacy Foundation:

The P.P.B.A. Legacy Foundation Fund provides the platform to gain economic support for our community by soliciting TAX - DEDUCTIBLE donations. The Legacy Foundation

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CONSERVATIVE INVESTMENT CAN PROVIDE LONG-TERM ECONOMIC SUPPORT FOR THE POINT PLACE / SHORELAND COMMUNITIES

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Einstein stated that “Compound Interest” is the eighth wonder of the world.

We Must Invest Now :

We Must Invest Now To grow “seed money” to win federal, state and local grants to support our community infrastructure, avoid blighted neighborhoods and encourage new enterprise

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The bylaws adopted by the POINT PLACE BUSINESS ASSOCIATION MEMBERSHIP in 2005 created an Ohio tax exempt entity under IRC sections 170(b), 501(c)3 and 509 CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE FUND ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE

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All are invited to join the HarborLands and Legacy Foundation FOCUS GROUP to guide our steering committee. Contact Bob Kneisley for meeting dates 419-727-3483 bobkne@yahoo.com

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