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[1. Call To Order]

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>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: ALL RIGHT.

SEPTEMBER 4TH MEETING OF THE WORTHINGTON CITY COUNCIL TO

[2. Roll Call]

ORDER. >> MS. DOROTHY.

>> HERE. >> MR. FAUST.

MS. KOWALCZYK. MR. MYERS.

ROBINSON. PLEDGE, I WANT TO LET EVERYONE KNOW WHY MR. SMITH, COUNCILMEMBER SMITH IS NOT HERE.

HIS WIFE HAD SEBASTIAN A ABOUT A MONTH EARLY.

WELL. AND CELEBRATING THE NEW LITTLE FRIEND IN THEIR LIFE. AND SO THAT'S WHY HE'S NOT HERE, IS BECAUSE OF HIS NEWBORN SON. SO JUST WANT TO LET YOU KNOW HE AND SO -- BUT HE'S DOING FINE. I JUST WANTED TO LET EVERYBODY

[3. Pledge of Allegiance]

KNOW. ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG.

>> I PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, AND TO THE REPUBLIC FOR WHICH IT STANDS, ONE NATION, UNDER GOD, INDIVISIBLE, WITH LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL.

>> PRESIDENT B. THIS BEING OUR FIRST LIVE STREAM, I JUST WANT TO DO TWO THINGS.

STREAM. INFORMATIVE.

TOPIC THEY WANT, THEY CAN GO ON OUR WEBSITE AND BE ABLE TO WATCH THAT TOPIC. ALSO FOR COUNCILMEMBERS, SINCE THIS IS BEING RECORDED, PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT YOUR MICROPHONE BUTTON IS TURNED ON SO THAT IT DOES BECOME PART OF IT WHEN YOU'RE TALKING. THAT BEING SAID, WE'RE GOING TO MOVE RIGHT ON. THERE ARE NO VISITORS THAT HAVE BROUGHT UP ANY COMMENTS, SO WE'RE NOT GOING TO WORRY ABOUT

[5.A. Meeting Minutes - July 16, 2018]

THAT. JULY 16TH MEETING THAT WAS SENT OUT. MR. ROBINSON, ARE THERE ANY CORRECTIONS, CHANGES, ADDITIONS? DO YOU MOVE TO APPROVE THE MINUTES? ANY FURTHER DISCUSSION? SAYING AYE. OPPOSED? NEW LEGISLATION TO BE INTRODUCED.

[6.A. Resolution No.47-2018 Transfer of Funds Adjusting the Annual Budget by Providing for a Transfer of Previously Appropriated Funds. Executive Summary: This Resolution authorizes the transfer of previously appropriated funds in the amount of $41,000 to cover expenses as anticipated in the appropriate accounts. Recommendation: Introduce and Approve as Presented]

TRANSFER OF FUNDS, ADJUSTING THE ANNUAL BUDGET BY PROVIDING FOR A TRANSFER OF PREVIOUSLY APPROPRIATED FUNDS, AUTHORIZING THE TRANSFER OF APPROPRIATE FUNDS IN THE AMOUNT OF $41,000 TO COVER EXPENSES, ANTICIPATED APPROPRIATE ACCOUNTS.

THIS IS INTRODUCED BY MR. MYERS. MOVE FOR ADOPTION BY MS. DOROTHY, SECONDED BY MS. KOWALCZYK.

>> MANAGER M. YOU PROBABLY HAVE HEARD US SAY BEFORE, TRANSFER OF FUNDS -- TRANSFER RESOLUTIONS ARE WHEN WE TRANSFER FUNDS FROM ONE ACCOUNT WHERE WE'VE UNDERSPENT TO ANOTHER ACCOUNT WHERE WE NEED SOME ADDITIONAL FUNDING.

THESE TRANSFERS DO NOT NCREASE THE TOTAL OPERATING BUDGET.

THEY'RE JUST A MOVEMENT OF DOLLARS BETWEEN LINES.

I'M GOING TO TURN IT OVER TO OUR FINANCE DIRECTOR TO OVERVIEW

THIS PARTICULAR RESOLUTION. >> THANK YOU, MR. GREESON, PRESIDENT MICHAEL, MEMBERS OF COUNCIL.

COMMUNICATIONS TECHNICIAN SALARY LINE TO OVERTIME.

COMMUNICATION TECHNICIANS THAT'S CAUSING SOME COMMUNICATION TECHNICIANS TO WORK ADDITIONAL OVERTIME.

FIRST TRANSFER. AND THE OTHER TWO ARE IN THE PARKS AND REC DEPARTMENT TO THEIR APPROPRIATE LINE.

BE HAPPY TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: ALL AYE.

OPPOSED? RESOLUTION NUMBER . . . YEAH.

ALL RIGHT. PASSED.

[6.B. Resolution No. 48-2018 Tax Incentive Review Council Recommendations 2018 Worthington Tax Incentive Review Recommendations Executive Summary: This item summarizes the recommendations made by the Worthington Tax Incentive Review Council (TIRC) during its recent review of the City's tax incentives. Recommendation: Introduce and Approve as Presented]

TAX INCENTIVE REVIEW RECOMMENDATIONS.

THIS 2018 TAX REVIEW COMMITTEE MET.

RECOMMENDATIONS MADE BY THE TAX INCENTIVE REVIEW COUNCIL DURING INCENTIVES, INTRODUCED BY MR. ROBINSON, FOR ADOPTION,

SECONDED BY MR. MYERS. >> I'M GOING TO TURN IT OVER TO DAVID, OUR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT MANAGER, TO OVERSEE THE TAX

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INCENTIVE REVIEW COUNCIL RECOMMENDATIONS.

MICHAEL, MEMBERS OF COUNCIL. I STAND BEFORE YOU TODAY AS OUR -- GIVING OUR ANNUAL FEEDBACK ON THE RECOMMENDATIONS THAT THE TAX INCENTIVE REVIEW COUNCIL, OR TIRC GAVE.

I'M GOING TO BRIEFLY GO OVER WHAT IT IS THAT THE TIRC DOES AND THE MAKEUP OF THE BODY. THERE HAVE BEEN SOME QUESTIONS BOARD DOES. FINDINGS WERE AND THE TIRC DOES MEET ANNUALLY. THEY REVIEW THE TWO PROGRAMS, THE COMMUNITY REINVESTMENT AREA PROGRAM, CRA, AS WELL AS THE TAX IMPLEMENT FINANCING, TIF PROGRAM.

DISCONTINUING, OR CONTINUING WITH MODIFICATIONS TO CITY COUNCIL. IT IS A NINE-MEMBER COUNCILMEMBER, A REPRESENTATIVE FROM THE AUDITOR, TWO CITY, ONE SCHOOL, THREE COUNTY REPRESENTATIVES.

SO, THIS EXEMPTS A PERCENTAGE OF REAL PROPERTY ON THE ASSESSED VALUE OF THE IMPROVEMENTS. SO THIS IS A PRETTY BASIC DIAGRAM OF HOW THE CRA PROGRAM WORKS.

SO WHAT THE AUDITOR DOES IS THEY HAVE A VALUATION FOR A PROPERTY.

WHEN A PROJECT COMES IN AND OCCURS, IMPROVEMENTS ARE MADE, THAT IS WHAT YOU SEE IN THE VALUATION ON A PROPERTY.

THE BASELINE STAYS THE AME. SO WHATEVER TAXES WERE BEING PAID WHEN THE PROJECT WAS APPROVED CONTINUE TO BE PAID IN THE S SAME MANNER. THE GREEN REPRESENTS THE ABATEMENT. PROJECT.

FOR THE PURPOSE OF BLIGHT. MAX IS 100% 15 YEARS.

COMMUNITIES CHOOSE THE ELIGIBLE PROPERTIES.

COUNCIL, HOUSING OFFICER, WHICH I AM WORTHINGTON'S HOUSING OFFICER. ANNUALLY.

REQUIREMENTS, IT DOES REQUIRE MORE THAN 50% OR LONGER THAN TEN YEARS REQUIRES SCHOOL BOARD APPROVAL.

SCHOOL BOARD APPROVAL, IT'S LESS THAN 50% OR TEN YEARS, NOTICE IS STILL REQUIRED TO THE SCHOOLS. WE ALSO ARE REQUIRED TO COMPLETE AN ANNUAL REPORT TO THE OHIO DEVELOPMENT SERVICES AGENCY BY THE END OF MARCH OF EVERY YEAR. I COMPLETE THAT REPORT.

YES. THAN 50% AND TENN TEN YEARS?

>> IT'S EITHER. SO IF IT'S MORE THAN 0% OR LONGER THAN TEN YEARS, IT REQUIRES SCHOOL BOARD APPROVAL.

IN OUR THREE CORRIDORS. IT'S MOSTLY FOCUSED ON OUR INDUSTRIAL AND COMMERCIAL, HUNTLEY, WILSON BRIDGE, AND HIGH STREET. AGAIN, COMMERCIAL AND PIECES THAT A PROJECT WOULD BE ELIGIBLE FOR A RA IN WORTHINGTON. INDUSTRIAL.

A MILLION DOLLARS OF INVESTMENT, MINIMUM OF A MILLION DOLLARS OF INVESTMENT NEEDS MADE, 25 NEW JOBS CREATED AND $1 MILLION IN

ANNUAL PAYROLL. >> ARE THOSE OUR CRITERIA?

>> THOSE ARE OUR CRITERIA, YES. AND THEN A BRIEF OVERVIEW OF THE TAX INCREMENT FINANCING PROGRAM. THIS ALSO EXEMPTS THE INCREASED VALUE. THE KEY DIFFERENCE IS THAT WITH A CRA, A CRA THEY DO NOT PAY PROPERTY TAXES.

IN LIEU OF TAXES AND THEY GO INTO A SEPARATE FUND.

AND THOSE DOLLARS FUND PUBLIC INFRASTRUCTURE IMPROVEMENTS THAT SUPPORT THE PROJECT. THIS IS JUST AN EXAMPLE.

THE PURPLE IS YOUR BASELINE VALUE.

IS WHEN THE TIF COMES OFF, NOW YOU SEE TAXES, THE FULL WEIGHT OF THE TAXES GOING TO THEIR APPROPRIATE JURISDICTIONS.

HERE ARE SOME OF THE STATE REQUIREMENTS.

THIS CAN GO UP TO A HUNDRED PERCENT, BUT 30 YEARS INSTEAD OF 15. LONGER THAN TEN YEARS REQUIRES

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SCHOOL BOARD APPROVAL, 45-DAY NOTICE, AGAIN.

ALSO REQUIRED TO REPORT THE SAME TIME TO THE STATE.

AND WHAT I'M GOING TO BRIEFLY DO NOW IS GO THROUGH THE FINDINGS OF THE TIRC FROM THIS YEAR, THE CRA'S FIRST.

WE HAD FOUR ACTIVE CRA'S AND SEVEN ACTIVE TIFS.

>> YOU'LL REMIND US WHEN WE START THESE.

>> DIRECTOR D. STATION, THE CORNER PROPRIETORS AND 161. THIS IS THE FORMER WORTHINGTON THIS ONE WAS UNIQUE BECAUSE IT ACTUALLY COMBINED A 75% CRA WITH A 25% TIF. EIGHT ABATED PARCELS.

AS YOU'LL SEE THERE, ALL OF THE PARCELS EXCEPT ONE, BCR WORTHINGTON, BURNS OFF IN 2017. SO YOU WON'T SEE THIS IN FRONT OF YOU NEXT YEAR. WHAT YOU'RE SEEING IS REPORTING AS OF 12/31 OF '17, BUT THOSE REPORTS HAPPENED IN CALENDAR

YEAR '18. >> THOSE ARE DONE AND THOSE BUSINESSES ARE GOING TO SEE AN INCREASE IN THE TAXES THAT THEY

WILL HAVE TO PAY. >> DIRECTOR D. MCCORKLE: THEY WITH THE EXCEPTION OF BCR. THEIR CONSTRUCTION DID NOT BEGIN UNTIL 2013 SO THEY DO HAVE UNTIL 2020.

JUST A COUPLE OF PHOTOS OF THE DEVELOPMENT.

AND THIS IS THE 2017 REPORTING. SO THEY WERE TO MEET 44 FULL-TIME JOBS. THEY WERE TO MEET $2.6 MILLION THAT, ALMOST 4.1 MILLION IN PAYROLL, 161% OF THEIR PAYROLL COMMITMENT. ACTION.

CONTINUE. DONE, WITH THE EXCEPTION OF BCR.

ROAD RUNNERS, THE SECOND PROJECT.

75% TEN YEAR. THE ACTUAL OWNER IS RM-USE.

2018 IS THEIR FINAL YEAR. AS OF 12/31 THAT IS THEIR ABATEMENT. ACTION NEXT YEAR AGAINST ROADRUNNER, BUT NEXT YORE WILL L BE THEIR FINAL YEAR OF REPORTING. SO ROADRUNNER'S LAST DAY IN WORTHINGTON WAS THE END OF AUGUST.

OF SPACE THAT IS COMING ON THE MARKET.

EMAILS WITH THE PROPERTY OWNER AND THEY'RE ACTIVELY TRYING TO FILL THE SPACE. BUT ROADRUNNER, THEIR LEASE WAS UP AND THEY ARE GOING TO HILLIER.

>> ONE OF THE REASONS WHY WE TRY TO STAY AWAY FROM THE CRA TAX ABATEMENT. SO AN ABATEMENT IS A COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE. THEN IN THE NEXT ONE THAT I SHOW YOU, AS THE ABATEMENTS BURN OFF, WE HAVE SEEN TENANTS CHOOSE TO RELOCATE AS THEIR FULL TAX OAD COMES ONLINE.

>> HOW IS THAT GOING? >> DIRECTOR D. MCCORKLE: IT'S MORE OF A GENTLEMAN'S HANDSHAKE AROUND THE REGION.

WELL, FOR THE MOST PART. TAKE YOU BY SURPRISE WHERE NOT ALL MUNICIPALITIES ARE AS FORTHRIGHT AS YOU WOULD LIKE,

BUT WORTHINGTON IS -- >> TACTFULLY SAID.

VERY TRANSPARENT IN HOW WE DO BUSINESS.

MUNICIPALITIES, BUSINESSES, WE ARE ON THE PHONE WITH THEM, THE MUNICIPALITY THEMSELVES, LETTING THEM KNOW THAT THAT NOT EVERY COMMUNITY IS LIKE THAT.

JUST A COUPLE PHOTOS OF ROADRUNNER.

>>

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THEY MET 40. ROADRUNNER IS SEASONAL, SO THEY HAVE A LOT OF SEASONAL EMPLOYMENT.

FULL-TIME EMPLOYEES AND AN ADDITIONAL 29 PART-TIME EQUIVALENT OF THAT, IF YOU DIVIDE ALL THEIR HOURS, WAS 40.4 FULL-TIME EMPLOYEES. THE TIRC DID RECOMMEND CONTINUING WITH THIS THROUGH THE END OF THE YEAR BASED ON THE PAYROLL, WHICH WAS 110% OF THEIR COMMITMENT.

KNOW, THEY DON'T COME UP WITH THE 50, DO WE GET SOME REIMBURSEMENT? AGAINST THE PROPERTY OWNER.

IT WOULDN'T BE ROADRUNNER, IT WOULD BE THE PROPERTY OWNER, RM-USE THAT THE PUNITIVE ACTION WOULD BE TAKEN AGAINST.

AND THEY DID HAVE THAT PAYROLL THROUGH AUGUST.

THE TIRC, WHETHER OR NOT WE THE THOUGHT WAS THERE'S ONLY A COUPLE MONTHS LEFT IN THE YEAR, PERHAPS THE CRA BEING IN PLACE MIGHT ACTUALLY ADD SOME VALUE TO ATTRACTING A NEW TENANT.

MAYBE NOT. >> THE WAY THIS WOULD WORK IS THAT THE BENEFIT ACTUALLY GOES TO THE ROADRUNNER, TO THE LAND OWNER, BECAUSE THE LAND OWNER IS PAYING REAL ESTATE TAXES.

THE TENANT. MCCORKLE: POTENTIALLY.

MEANING THE PROPERTY OWNER CHARGES UTILITIES AND TAXES AND INSURANCE AFTER THE FACT, THEY CHARGE A BASELINE RATE AND THEN CHARGE THOSE COSTS AFTER, THIS WOULD BE PASSED THROUGH AS SAVE SAVINGS TO THE TENANT. IF IT'S A GROSS LEASE, THEY GIVE A FINAL AMOUNT AND THE TAXES AND UTILITIES AND INSURANCE IS BAKED INTO THAT, IT MAY BE LOST, THE SAVINGS.

PROPERTY OWNER. THE PROPERTY AS LANDSCAPING OR MAY POCKET THEM. THOSE DOLLARS GO, IF IT GOES

DIRECTLY TO THE PROPERTY OWNER. >> WAS ROADRUNNER TRIPLE NET OR NOT? USUALLY WHEN THERE ARE LARGE SPACES THAT LARGE, THEY ARE THE EXPENSES, THE UTILITY COSTS AND THE INSURANCE ASSOCIATED WITH THOSE INDUSTRIES FLUCTUATES

>> AND IN CONVERSATIONS WITH ROADRUNNER PRIOR TO THEIR DECISION TO MOVE, DID THE CRA COME UP AS A FACTOR?

>> DIRECTOR D. MCCORKLE: THEY THE THIRD ONE IS WORTHINGTON ONE FULLY BURNS OFF. THIS WAS A 2007 APPROVAL ALSO, 75%, TEN YEARS, SIX PARCELS. THEY ALL BURNED OFF AT THE END OF LAST YEAR. THIS PROJECT IN ITS ENTIRETY.

I WILL MAKE NOTE THAT HEALTHY CHILDREN HOLDINGS THERE IS NOW MOVING ABOVE THE PORCH GROWLER ON HIGH STREET NEXT TO CVS.

THIS IS AN EXAMPLE OF, PERHAPS, THE ABATEMENT DID BURN OFF AND THEY OPENED UP THEIR OPTIONS. BUT THERE WAS NO ABATEMENT ON THE NEW PROPERTY. A COUPLE OF PICTURES.

THIS PROJECT DID VERY WELL. COMMITMENT WAS 35 FULL-TIME JOBS. AND ALMOST DOUBLED THEIR PAYROLL FROM 1.8 TO 3.1, SO THE PROJECT DID VERY WELL.

OUR LAST CRA IS FC BANK. THIS IS THEIR FIRST YEAR REPORTING. SO THEY BEGAN LAST YEAR.

IT'S A 50%, TEN-YEAR ABATEMENT. YOU CAN SEE LEE BROWN IN THE FRONT. AND HERE IS THEIR 2017 PERFORMANCE. SO THEY WERE TO -- THIS IS A RAMP-UP PERIOD. JOBS, THAT IS THEIR THREE-YEAR RAMP UP. SO THEY DID FALL SLIGHTLY BELOW ON THEIR JOB COMMITMENT, BUT THEIR PAYROLL S 131% OF THEIR COMMITMENTS AND FOR THAT REASON, THE TIRC RECOMMENDED CONTINUING THE ABATEMENT AS-IS. THIS IS ALL OF THE TIFS ON ONE SLIDE, SO THIS IS MY FINAL SLIDE.

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OF THE TIFS ARE COMPLIANT. IT IS THE FINAL YEAR OF REPORTING FOR WORTHINGTON ONE.

THAT WAS THE ONE APPROVED IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE CRA, A 25% TIF ON TOP OF A 75% CRA. THAT WAS FOR THE SOUND WALL ASSOCIATED WITH THAT COST.

SO IT MORE THAN PAID FOR THE SOUND WALL.

TIFS WERE GENERATING REVENUE. THE THIRD COLUMN FROM THE RIGHT WORTHINGTON STATION, THE HEIGHTS, AND FRESH TIME WERE GENERATING IN 2017. HALF AGO, SIX OF THE SEVEN WERE GENERATING. THE RIGHT.

EVERYTHING EXCEPT TRIBUNE DEVELOPMENT, 350 WEST WILSON ROAD, HAS SEEN DOLLARS COME INTO THE TIF UND.

AGAIN, THE TIRC RECOMMENDED CONTINUING WITH ALL OF THESE

AS-IS. >>

>> DIRECTOR D. MCCORKLE: YEAH. THEY'LL ACTUALLY COME OUT AND THEY'LL REAPPRAISE THE PROJECT AS SOON AS THE PROJECT IS COMPLETED. THE HOUSING.

CORRECT, YES. >>

>> DIRECTOR D. SO THE PROCESS IS ACTUALLY -- THE COUNTY TREASURER SUBMITS LETTERS TO THEM.

THE WORTHINGTON TIRC DID RECOMMEND, AS AN EXTRA LAYER, TO GO AHEAD AND SEND LETTERS OURSELVES JUST LETTING THEM KNOW WE HAVE SLIGHTLY MORE THAN 100 PARCELS IN OUR DOWNTOWN TIF, SO THE THOUGHT WAS THAT FOUR R FIVE DELINQUENT PARCELS SHOULDN'T STOP THIS TIF FROM MOVING FORWARD.

SMALL AS WELL. BUT IT'S JUST SENDING THEM LETTERS AND TRYING TO GET THEM PAID UP.

>> DIRECTOR D. MCCORKLE: I'M HAPPY TO ANSWER ANY ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS. SO, THAT'S CORRECT.

MOST OF THE FOLKS WERE MOVING IN.

ANNOUNCEMENT OF THEIR NEW GROUP, YOU'RE GOING TO SEE ABOUT ANOTHER ONE TO $1.5 MILLION IN RENOVATIONS GOING INTO THAT SPACE. PICKED UP PROBABLY NEXT YEAR.

THE VALUATION SOMEHOW ACTUALLY DECREASED FROM THE BASELINE VALUE. YOU LOOK AT THE AUDITOR'S PAGE RIGHT NOW IT'S 1.89, SO IT'S SLIGHTLY DECREASED.

THE DEVELOPER, I THINK HE WAS COMFORTABLE WITH THAT WHEN HE HAD 17,000 SQUARE FEET OF EMPTY SPACE IN THE BUILDING, BECAUSE THOSE ARE COSTS THAT HE WAS GOING TO HAVE TO PASS ALONG TO HIS TENANT. PICKED UP HE'S GOT TO PASS THOSE COSTS, THOSE EXPENSES TO HIS TENANTS.

THE BUILDING WHEN THE EXPENSES ARE THAT HIGH.

HE HAS SHARED THAT HE WAS PERFECTLY COMFORTABLE WITH THE LOWER VALUATION NTIL HE FILLED THE BUILDING.

EXPENSES STARTING TO PICK -- THE TAXES TO PICK BACK UP.

>> WITH THE NEW TENANT COMING IN.

WHEN YOU HAVE VERY HIGH EXPENSES.

ENOUGH TO FILL THE SPACE. >> WE HAVE A RESOLUTION PENDING.

ALL THOSE IN FAVOR SIGNIFY BY SAYING AYE.

OPPOSED, LIKE SIGN. OKAY.

INTRODUCTION OF SOME NEW ORDINANCES, ORDINANCE

[6.C. Ordinance No. 42-2018 Final Plan and Variances for 181 East Wilson Bridge Road Authorizing the Final Plan to the Wilson Bridge Corridor for 181 East Wilson Bridge Road and Authorizing Variances (Oxford Circle, LLC. c/o David Hodge). Executive Summary: This Ordinance approves a Final Plan for 181 East Wilson Bridge Road with Variances to permit the entrance drive to exceed forty-five (45) feet in width, permit buildings to be closer than fifty (50) feet from the side property line, waive the tree replacement fee and increase the density by two units/acre. Recommendation: Introduce for Public Hearing on September 17, 2018]

NUMBER 42-2018, THE FINAL PLAN AND VARIANCES FOR 181 EAST WILSON BRIDGE ROAD. THIS IS AUTHORIZING THE FINAL PLAN TO ILSON BRIDGE CORRIDOR FOR 181 EAST WILSON BRIDGE ROAD AND AUTHORIZING VARIANCES OXFORD CIRCLE LLC.

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THIS ORDINANCE APPROVES A FINAL PLAN FOR THIS PROPERTY.

INTRODUCED BY MS. DOROTHY. ORDINANCE NUMBER 43-2018, ACCEPT

[6.D. Ordinance No. 43-2018 Accept Amounts and Rates from the Franklin County Budget Commission Accepting the Amounts and Rates as Determined by the Budget Commission and Authorizing the Necessary Tax Levies and Certifying Them to the County Auditor. Executive Summary: This Ordinance accepts the tax rates and amounts as determined by the Franklin County Budget Commission. The property tax rate remains unchanged at 5 mills for collection year 2019. Recommendation: Introduce for Public Hearing on September 17, 2018]

AMOUNTS AND RATES FROM THE FRANKLIN COUNTY BUDGET COMMISSION. COMMISSION AND AUTHORIZING THE NECESSARY TAX LEVIES AND CERTIFYING THEM TO THE COUNTY AUDITOR. STUFF.

[6.E. Ordinance No. 44-2018 Tobacco 21 Amendments To Amend Various Sections of Chapter 765 “Tobacco Sales” of the Codified Ordinances of the City of Worthington. Executive Summary: This Ordinance amends various sections of Chapter 765 “Tobacco Sales” of the Codified Ordinances regarding the sale of tobacco to individuals under the age of twenty-one. Recommendation: Introduce for Public Hearing on September 17, 2018]

ORDINANCE NUMBER 44-2018, MENDING VARIOUS SECTIONS OF CHAPTER 765, TOBACCO SALES, CODIFIED ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF WORTHINGTON, WHICH IS THE TOBACCO OVER 21 AMENDMENTS, INTRODUCED BY MR. ROBINSON. REPORT TO CITY OFFICIALS, MR. GREESON, WOULD YOU LIKE TO MOVE FORWARD WITH THAT?

>> MANAGER M. GREESON: I WOULD WELCOME THE OPPORTUNITY.

PRESIDENT MICHAEL, MEMBERS OF COUNCIL, THE FIRST ITEM UNDER

[7.A. Designation of Public Records Representative Executive Summary: Designate the Clerk of Council to attend Ohio Public Records Law on behalf of each member of City Council and appoint the Assistant City Clerk as the alternate designee. Recommendation: Motion the Clerk of Council and Assistant City Clerk as designee and alternate designee]

POLICY ITEMS IS THE DESIGNATION OF PUBLIC RECORDS REPRESENTATIVE. INDICATES THAT LOCAL ELECTED OFFICIALS, INCLUDING CITY THREE HOURS OF TRAINING A YEAR FOR OHIO PUBLIC RECORDS LAW. HOWEVER, STATE LAW DOES ALLOW YOU TO DESIGNATE SOMEBODY TO ATTEND THAT TRAINING, ESSENTIALLY ON YOUR BEHALF. IT HAS BEEN THE CITY OF WORTHINGTON'S PRACTICE TO DESIGNATE THE CLERK OF COUNCIL TO ATTEND THAT TRAINING ON BEHALF OF CITY COUNCIL.

AND WE ALSO RECOMMEND THAT WE APPOINT THE ASSISTANT CITY CLERK AS THE ALTERNATE DESIGNEE OF THE CITY COUNCIL.

ASSISTANT CITY CLERK BE YOUR DESIGNEE AND ALTERNATE DESIGNEE FOR PUBLIC ECORD REPRESENTATIVE.

HOPE YOU'RE SICK THIS TIME SO THAT IAN, YOU CAN GO.

>> HAVING GONE THROUGH SOME OF THOSE MYSELF, I ECHO MR. MYERS' SENTIMENTS. SIGNIFY BY SAYING AYE.

OPPOSED, LIKE SIGN. CONGRATULATIONS, MS. THRESS.

[7.B. Update on City Initiatives & Activities Executive Summary: Staff will provide a report on recent activities]

OKAY. INITIATIVES AND ACTIVITIES

COMING UP? >> PRESIDENT MICHAEL, MEMBERS OF COUNCIL, I'M GOING TO ASK MS. THRESS TO PUT A BRIEF POWERPOINT UP ON THE SCREEN. AND I'VE ALSO DISTRIBUTED A MEMORANDUM AT YOUR PLACE THAT COVERS A NUMBER OF PROJECTS AND PROGRAMS, PROVIDES AN UPDATE ON THEM FOLLOWING OUR AUGUST RECESS. BUT I THOUGHT I'D SHARE SOME PICTURES WITH YOU OF SOME OF THE COMMUNITY OUTREACH EFFORTS THAT WE'VE BEEN MAKING IN AUGUST, JUST TO LET YOU KNOW THAT THE CITY GOVERNMENT IS TRYING TO ENHANCE THE QUALITY OF LIFE AND ADD VALUE TO OUR CITIZENS. DO THIS HERE.

SO THE FIRST ONE, WE MANY, MANY YEARS HAD A PARTNERSHIP WITH THE AMERICAN LEGION WHERE THE AMERICAN LEGION RECOGNIZES BOTH OUR FIREFIGHTER POLICE OFFICER OF THE YEAR.

THAT'S CHIEF BAILOT GIVING DAVE HIS FIREFIGHTER OF THE YEAR AND WE ARE REALLY PLEASED THAT THE AMERICAN LEGION CONTINUES TO DO THAT FOR OUR PUBLIC SAFETY RESPONDERS.

OF THE YEAR WAS JEFF JONES, WHICH IS IN THE PICTURE.

HE'S JUST TO THE RIGHT OF TAMMY FLOYD.

LEGION CEREMONY, WE PARTNERED WITH THE REALTORS, POLICE ACADEMY, AND CITY DEPARTMENTS AND SEAN DAUGHERTY FROM PARKS AND REC DID A LOT OF WORK ON THIS PROJECT, TOO.

THEY FUNDED A BENCH AND PAVER PATIO IN FRONT OF THE POLICE STATION, THAT PEOPLE THAT COME AND VISIT THE POLICE TATION FOR WHATEVER REASON CAN SIT ON AND ENJOY, AS WELL AS OUR MPLOYEES.

AND THE BRICKS ARE ENGRAVED WITH THE CURRENT OFFICER OF THE YEAR, JEFF JONES, AS WELL AS ALL THE PAST OFFICERS OF THE YEARS, INCLUDING JERRY STRAIT AT LEAST ONCE.

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH OUR SCHOOLS, AS YOU KNOW, YOU APPROVED

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CENTERING INDOOR RELATIONSHIP FOR SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICERS.

A SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICER. THAT PROCESS, WE UNDERTOOK THAT SELECTION PROCESS AND SEAN WAS SELECTED AS THE THOMAS WORTHINGTON SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICER.

VALUE TO THE HIGH SCHOOL. DIVISIONS OF POLICE AND FIRE PROVIDED SAFETY TRAINING JUST BEFORE THE BEGINNING OF SCHOOL TO BOTH TEACHERS AND SCHOOL PERSONNEL.

ANOTHER PARTNERSHIP EFFORT -- IN CONJUNCTION WITH ORGANIZATIONS IN OUR COMMUNITY. THIS IS NOTHING BETTER THAN A SSELBY PARK. THIS IS OUR WORTHINGTON INTERNATIONAL FRIENDSHIP NEIGHBORS, AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS COMMISSION SPONSORED THE INTERNATIONAL PICNIC ON THE 26TH. WERE ON RECESS FROM CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS IN THE PARKS AND RECREATION TO COVER IT ALL.

BUT I WILL SAY THAT OUR CONCERTS ON THE GREEN ENDED IN AUGUST AND WE HAD TWO OF THE HIGHEST-ATTENDED SHOWS THIS SEASON, OSU ALUMNI BAND AND MOTOWN SOUNDS OF TOUCH DREW 2700 PEOPLE TO THE VILLAGE GREEN. THIS YEAR THE CONCERTS ON THE GREEN HAD A TITLE SPONSOR IN FC BANK.

OVER 12,000 ATTENDEES. AND IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE TWO AUGUST CONCERTS, WE WERE ABLE TO DO A GRISWOLD SENIOR CENTER ALUMNI TAILGATE, THERE WAS AN ICE CREAM SOCIAL, FC BANK AWARDED TEN -- WHAT THEY CALL FANTASTIC CHARITY DONATIONS TO COMMUNITY CHARITIES. SO IT WAS A GOOD AUGUST FOR OUR CONCERTS AT THE -- ON THE GREEN. ADDITIONALLY, AS MR. HURLEY WILL TELL YOU, THIS HAS BEEN A BUSY SEASON FOR OUR PARKS AND REC DEPARTMENT. THIS SUMMER WITH A VARIETY OF CAMP PROGRAMS. THOSE ARE DEPICTED HERE IN YOUR PICTURES. ENGAGED -- AND THIS IS COVERED IN YOUR MEMORANDUM -- IN COMMUNITY MEETINGS AND BICYCLE AND PEDESTRIAN MASTER PLAN.

SO BLUE ZONE AND PLANNING NEXT, OUR CONSULTANTS WERE OUT IN THE COMMUNITY WORKING WITH STAKEHOLDERS AND HELD A MEETING AT THE MCCONNELL ARTS CENTER. OUR DIVISION OF POLICE PARTICIPATED IN MANY OF OUR COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS IN THE NATIONAL NIGHT OUT ON AUG OUR AGGREGATION PROPOSAL THAT WAS ATTENDED BY 30 OR 40 RESIDENTS OF WORTHINGTON WITH WE HAVE A NUMBER OF PRESENTATIONS SCHEDULED IN SEPTEMBER AND OCTOBER TO TALK ABOUT THAT IMPORTANT INITIATIVE.

>> GOING OUT TO DIFFERENT GROUPS LIKE THE CHAMBER AND THE

WORTHINGTON PARTNERSHIP AND >> MANAGER M. GREESON: WE DO.

WE HAVE THE MORNING AND THE I BELIEVE WE'RE WORKING TO SCHEDULE THE LION'S CLUB. WE'RE GOING TO DO CHAMBER PRESENTATION, BOTH THE MERCHANTS AND THE BOARD OF THE OLD WORTHINGTON PARTNERSHIP. RICH AND I TALK ABOUT ELECTRIC AGGREGATION. WERE HAVING INTERESTED IN LEARNING MORE. AND IT WAS VERY NICE.

THAT'S GOING TO BE AT OUR NEXT MEETING, MAKE SURE YOU COME.

MEMORANDUM SHOULD YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS REGARDING WHAT'S IN

THERE. >> ASK SOME QUESTIONS NOW.

DO WE HAVE A COMMITMENT FROM FC BANK FOR NEXT YEAR?

>> MANAGER M. GREESON: I DON'T EARLY TO KNOW THAT.

MR. HURLEY? VERBAL COMMENT ON THEIR EXPERIENCE THIS YEAR, BUT WE HAVE NOT DOCUMENTED ANYTHING AT

TTHIS POINT. >> I'VE BEEN TO ALMOST EVERY ONE OF THE CONCERTS AND ENJOYED IT IMMENSELY.

BE ABLE TO SUPPORT THAT. ON THE MASTER PLAN FOR THE BIKE

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AND PED, HOW LONG DO PEOPLE HAVE TO SUBMIT INFORMATION?

>> YEAH, SO THE -- ONE OF THE COOL THINGS THAT'S GOING ON NOW AFTER THE CONSULTANTS HAVE BEEN IN TOWN IS THE PUBLIC INPUT PROCESS THAT INCLUDES A UNIQUE THING CALLED THE GEOWIKI MAPS, AND THOSE ARE AVAILABLE. YOU CAN LINK IN THROUGH OUR WEBSITE. MEMBERS WHO ARE GOING TO BE OUT AT SOME EVENTS OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF WEEKS HANDING OUT FLY YEARS TO -- FLYERS TO ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO GO THAT.

WE HAVE NOT SET AN END DATE. WE'RE TRYING TO MAKE IT LONGER SO PEOPLE HAVE MORE OF A CHANCE. I WOULD SAY AT LEAST A COUPLE

MORE WEEKS. >> B. KOWALCZYK: DEFINITELY

SUBMIT FEEDBACK AND IDEAS. >> YEAH, IT'S A REALLY NEAT TOOL BECAUSE YOU DON'T JUST GO ONLINE AND PUT IN A COMMENT.

IT ALLOWS YOU ON A MAP TO SAY I CURRENTLY WALK FROM HERE TO HERE AND LOVE IT. TO HERE BUT I CAN'T BECAUSE IT'S NOT SAFE OR WHATEVER. SO YOU CAN MAP ROUTES YOU'D LIKE TO SEE ADDRESSED AND PUT IN A COMMENT ABOUT THAT ROUTE.

>> B. KOWALCZYK: AND YOU CAN >> ABSOLUTELY.

JUST DON'T SEE A WAY TO NAVIGATE THAT, SENDING THEM TO MY ATTENTION IS A GREAT WAY TO DO IT AS WELL.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: WE'LL MR. GREESON, DO YOU HAVE ANY

OTHER INFORMATIONAL ITEMS? >> MANAGER M. GREESON: NO.

WHEN THE TIME IS APPROPRIATE, WE'D LIKE TO REQUEST AN EXECUTIVE SESSION FOR THREE PURPOSES.

APPOINTMENTS. COLLECTIVE BARGAINING NEGOTIATIONS, AS WELL AS NEGOTIATIONS RELATED TO ECONOMIC

DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: ALL

[8. Reports of Council Members]

COUNCILMEMBERS, MS. THRESS? MR. LINDSAY?

MICHAEL: ROBINSON? >> D. ROBINSON: MY REPORT IS BRIEF. MR. FOUST? YOU. MICHAEL: MS. DOROTHY? MAKING -- I DID APPRECIATE -- SENT OUT A BRIEF OVERVIEW OF ANTI-TRAFFICKING ORDINANCES THAT WE MIGHT BE REVIEWING, ESPECIALLY IN LIGHT OF THE MASSAGE PARLOR THAT WAS SHUT DOWN IN OUR CITY RECENTLY, IN REGARDS TO HUMAN TRAFFICKING.

I KNOW COLONIAL HILLS ALWAYS HAS WATER ISSUES, AND WE WE WERE ONE NEWS YESTERDAY ABOUT PEOPLE BEING ABLE TO SERVE ON GOVERNMENT. BEING ABLE TO APPROPRIATE SOME FUNDING TO UPGRADE WATER LINES. AND I KNOW WIFA IS WORKING VERY HARD TO HAVE A GREAT PLANNED OUTLINE FOR THE DELEGATION THROUGH 5TH. SO WE'RE LOOKING FORWARD TO

GETTING OUR PEOPLE ROM JAPAN. >> PRESIDENT B.

MICHAEL: MS. WILSON. THE WATER MAIN BREAK, AND HOPING THAT WE CAN INVEST MORE IN WATERLINE REPLACEMENT FOR NEXT YEAR AND ONGOING. RESIDENTS, SOME TEXTS ABOUT WHAT RESPONSE BACK TO ME VERY QUICKLY, AND ALSO POSTING IT ONLINE SO THAT PEOPLE COULD SEE WHEN THE REPAIRS WOULD BE MADE.

I REALLY APPRECIATE THAT. THE OTHER THING I WANTED TO MENTION WAS IT COULD STILL BE RELATIONS COMMISSION IS HOLDING THEIR PUBLIC MEETING ON AGE-FRIENDLY COMMUNITIES AS WE SPEAK. THERE.

CONTINUING WORKING WITH THE COMMISSION ON THIS PROJECT.

ONE OF THE THINGS THEY'RE INTERESTED IN DOING IS FOR MARKET DAY, HAVING A BOARD WHERE PEOPLE COULD IDENTIFY THINGS LIVABLE OR AGE-FRIENDLY COMMUNITIES.

HELPFUL AS WE MOVE FORWARD ON THAT INITIATIVE.

THAT'S IT. THE ONLY THING I COULD HAVE THOUGHT OF HAS ALREADY BEEN SAID.

BUSINESS? EXECUTIVE SESSION FOR THE

[10. Executive Session]

COMMISSIONS, COLLECTIVE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT INCENTIVES.

MOVED BY MR. ROBINSON THAT WE GO INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION FOR THOSE PURPOSES. GOING INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION?

>> MS. DOROTHY, MR. MYERS, KOWALCZYK, FOUST, ROBINSON,

[00:40:02]

MS. MICHAEL.

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