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[1. Call To Order]

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>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: I'M GOING TO CALL THE MONDAY

[2. Roll Call]

OCTOBER 8TH MEETING OF THE WORTHINGTON CITY COUNCIL TO ORDER. COULD YOU PLEASE CALL THE ROLL.

>> CLERK:

[3. Pledge of Allegiance]

WILL EVERYONE PLEASE RISE FOR THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG.

[4. Visitor Comments]

PLEASE BE SEATED. I HAVEN'T RCEIVED ANY VISITOR COMMENTS. BUT IT LOOKS LIKE, DO WE HAVE A

STUDENT I THE ROOM TONIGHT? >> YES.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: WHAT SCHOOL ARE YOU WITH?

>>

CLASS ARE YOU HERE WITH? >>

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, ANYTHING YOU WANT TO KNOW, RAISE YOUR HAND.

AND WE MIGHT, WE WILL DO SOMETHING, I THINK IF YOU HEAR EXTRA EXPLANATION WE WILL THROW IT IN FOR YOUR BENEFIT.

[5.A.I. Overview of Operating Budget, Capital Improvements Program and Five-Year Forecast]

WE HAVE REPORTS OF THE CITY OFFICIALS.

OVERVIEW OF THE CAPITAL BUDGET AND OPERATING BUDGET.

I WILL TURN IT OVER TO MR. GREESON BECAUSE I KNOW WE HAVE

A PRESENTATION COMING UP. >> MADAM PRESIDENT, MEMBERS OF COUNCIL. THANK YOU FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO KICK OFF THE MORE FORMAL AND PUBLIC CITY COUNCIL PORTION OF THE BUDGET PROCESS. WE STARTED IN JULY, AS YOU WILL RECALL, WTH A LITTLE CONVERSATION WITH YOU ABOUT WHAT WAS IMPORTANT AND WHAT TYPE OF PROCESS WE WERE GOING TO UNDERTAKE THIS FALL. AS PROMISED WE SAID WE WOULD RELEASE THE BUDGET OCTOBER 8TH. AT YOUR PLACE IS A COLORFUL BUDGETARY DOCUMENT, THERE'S ACTUALLY TWO DOCUMENTS, ONE IS THE 2019 PROPOSED OPERATING BUDGET AND THE SECOND IS THE PROPOSED 2019-2023 CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS PROGRAM DOCUMENT.

TONIGHT WE ARE GOING TO GIVE AN OVERVIEW, HIGHLIGHT, SOME OF THE PROPOSED OPERATE ING BUDGET AND DO A DEEPER DIVE IN THE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS PROGRAM NEXT WEEK.

I WANT TO START OFF BY SAYING THANKS TO A NUMBER OF PEOPLE.

THIS PROCESS IS -- ALL OF YOU KNOW WHO DO BUDGETS IN YOUR ORGANIZATIONS AND UNDERTAKE THESE TYPE OF THINGS THAT IT'S A LOT OF WORK. AND IT STARTS WITH THE DEPARTMENT HEADS AND THE SUPERVISORS, AND LOOKING AT ALL OF OUR PLANNING DOCUMENTS AND ENGAGING WITH OUR ADVISORY BOARDS AND WITH STAFF WHO HANDLE FINANCIAL RESOURCES AND PURCHASING IN INDIVIDUAL DIVISIONS AND DEPARTMENTS.

SUBMITTING MANY DOCUMENTS TO OUR FINANCE DEPARTMENT WHO HAVE A TEAM OF PEOPLE WHO WORK REALLY HARD IN THE MONTHS OF AUGUST AND SEPTEMBER TO PUT THIS DOCUMENT TOGETHER.

I WANT TO SAY THANKS TO MR. BARTER AND HIS TEAM IN ADVANCE AND ALSO TO MS. STEWART WHO COORDINATES WITH ALL OF THE DEPARTMENTS TO PUT TOGETHER THE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS PROGRAM.

WE ARE EXCITED ABOUT THESE DOCUMENTS AND WE THINK THE RECOMMENDATIONS EMBEDDED THEM WILL SERVE THE COMMUNITY WELL.

JUST A FEW POWERPOINT SLIDES BEFORE I TURN IT OVER TO MR. BARTER. AS YOU KNOW THE CITY CHARTER REQUIRES I SUBMIT THIS 60 DAYS IN ADVANCE OF THE END OF THE YEAR. SO WE ARE IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE CITY CHARTER IN TERMS OF THE TIMING OF THE SUBMITTAL OF THE BUDGET DOCUMENTS. OUR BUDGET REALLY ATTEMPTS TO ORGANIZE HOW WE PAY FOR SERVICES, HOW WE PAY FOR CAPITAL INVESTMENTS. BOTH IN PROJECTS AND IN EQUIPMENT. HOW WE INVEST IN PRSONAL WHICH MAKES UP THE LARGE MAJORITY OF OUR EXPENDITURES BECAUSE IT'S PEOPLE THAT SERVE THE COMMUNITY AND SERVE OUR CITIZENS MOST.

WE BELIEVE THIS DOCUMENT CONTINUES TO PRIORITIZE THE CITY'S ALREADY ROBUST AND HIGH LEVEL OF SERVICES.

THIS IS REALLY, THIS DOCUMENT IS REALLY AIMED AT MAINTAINING THOSE SERVICES BECAUSE WE BELIEVE THE COMMUNITY VALUES THEM, EXPECTS THEM AND THAT THEY ARE NEEDED IN ENSURING WE FULFILL MSSION TO PROVIDE AN EXCEPTIONAL QALITY OF LIFE FOR

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THE CITIZENS OF WORTHINGTON. WE WILL TALK ABOUT SOME OF THE OTHER THEMES. INCLUDING UTILIZATION OF ONE-TIME REVENUE. ONE-TIME REVENUE, IT'S BEEN OUR PHILOSOPHY IT SHOULD BE USED FOR ONE-TIMEX PENCES.

-- ONE-TIME EXPENSES. BECAUSE OF BUDGETARY CHANGES WE ARE RECOMMENDING THAT WE HAVE SOME AVAILABLE ONE-TIME REVENUE AND WE ARE GOING TO RECOMMEND WE USE THAT FOR STRATEGIC INVESTMENTS IN ANALYZING RECREATION FEES, WATER AND SEWER SURCHARGES AND THINGS LIKE TRAFFIC SIGNALS AND WATER LINES. WE SEE IT'S IMPORTANT TO DO THAT IN ORDER TO HAVE THE INFORMATION THAT WE CAN USE TO MAKE LONG-TERM STRATEGIC DECISIONS.

AND THEN LASTLY, ONE OF OUR THEMES I TO CREATE A MORE UTILITARIAN TRANSPARENT, IF YOU WILL, USABLE, UNDERSTANDABLE DOCUMENT. MR. BARTER AND HIS TEAM HAVE REALLY DONE A LOT OF WORK TO TRY TO MAKE CHANGES THAT ALLOW THE COUNCIL AND OTHER USERS OF THIS BUDGET DOCUMENT TO UNDERSTAND WHERE THE CITY'S MONEY GOES AND WE WILL TALK ABOUT THAT. I'M GOING TO TURN IT OVER TO MR. BARTER. BUT I WANTED TO JUST HIGHLIGHT THE PROCESS AND THE THEMES. A LITTLE BIT LATER AS WE GET TOWARDS THE END, I WILL OPEN THE BUDGET DOCUMENT WITH YOU AND GO OVER THE CALENDAR FOR THE REMAINING MEETINGS.

I WILL TURN IT OVER TO MR. BARTER WHO WILL TALK ABOUT THE REVOLVING FUND WHICH IS OE OF THE KEY CHANGES WE ARE FOCUSED

ON IN THIS BUDGET. >> THANK YOU, MR. GREESON, PRESIDENT MICHAEL AND MEMBERS OF COUNCIL.

I WANT TO TALK ABOUT THE REVOLVING FUND.

WHAT IS THE REVOLVING FUND? SOMETIMES I REFER TO IT AS THE 224 FUND BECAUSE THAT'S THE NUMBER IT'S ASSOCIATED WITH.

A FUND ESTABLISHD IN 1976 TO CAPTURE THE RECEIPT OF ALL FEES AND PAYMENT OF ALL EXPENSES IN CONNECTION WITH SELF-SUPPORTING LEISURE TIME PROGRAMS. AS YOU CAN SEE, WHAT ARE WE DOING WITH IT. WE ARE PROPOSING WE MOVE THE ACCOUNTING FROM THE 224 FUND INTO THE GENERAL FUND.

SCOTT, I LOVE THE REVOLVING FUND, WHY WOULD WE WANT TO MOVE THE REVOLVING FUND? WELL, FIRST IT STREAMLINES THE ADMINISTRATIVE PROCESS. THE GENESIS, THE ORIGIN OF THIS IDEA WAS WHEN I WAS DOING SOME PROCESS MAPPING FOR PAYROLL, AS WE IMPLEMENTED A NEW CHRONO SYSTEM.

IT GENERATED FROM THAT, TIME SAVINGS AND PROCESS IMPROVEMENTS THIS WILL COVER. THIS ADDRESSES VERBAL RECOMMENDATIONS FROM THE OUTSIDE AUDITOR.

THIS INCREASES TRANSPARENCY AND THE USABILITY OF THE BUDGET DOCUMENT. IF YOU WERE TO LOK AT THE BUDGET DOCUMENT FROM ANY TIME PRIOR TO 2019, YOU WOULD NOT BE ABLE TO FIND THE 224 REVENUE. SO I'M NOT SURE WY THAT WASN'T INCLUDED IN THE BUDGET DOCUMENT. THE GENERAL FUND REVENUE FROM PARKS AND REC IS IN THERE, ABOUT 330,000.

THE OTHER REVENUE FROM SWIMMING LESSONS HASN'T HISTORICALLY

BEEN IN THE BUDGET DOCUMENT. >> SO IS EVERYTHING ALL THE REVENUE THAT COMES FROM THE COMMUNITY CENTERS GRISWOLD AND -- CENTER WILL BE CAPTURED THROUGH A DIFFERENT MANNER NOW?

DOES OUR CURRENT DOCUMENT -- >> WE WILL RUN IT OUT FOR THE FIRST OF THE YEAR AND I WILL BRING SOMETHING BACK TO THIS COUNCIL TO TRANSFER THE FUNDS OF THE FIRST QUARTER OF THIS

YEAR. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: THE REVOLVING FUND TREK WHAT WAS THE FEE THAT CAME IN VERSUS CHARGES AND HOW MUCH OTHER EXPENSES TO FIGURE OUT HOW CLOSE TO SELF-SUFFICIENT THE PROGRAMS WERE BEING, AT WHAT

PERCENTAGE? >> THAT WAS THE ORIGINAL INTENT, YES. BY DOING THIS, WE WILL HAVE ACCESS TO $425,000 IN A ONE-TIME TRANSFER OF THE FUND BALANCE. ALSO, DIVERSIFIES GENERAL FUND REVENUE, DECREASING THE PERCENTAGE OF REVENUE THAT STEMS FROM INCOME TAX.

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HOW MUCH IS BEING GENERATED BY THE COMMUNITY CENTER ITSELF AND HOW MUCH ARE WE SUBSIDIZING. WILL WE STILL HAVE A WAY OF TRACKING THAT WITHOUT THE REVOLVING FUND NUMBERS?

>> WE WILL HAVE A MORE ROBUST WAY.

RIGHT NOW WHEN WE TALK ABOUT WHAT ARE THE STRATEGIC DECISIONS COUNCIL MAY NEED TO BE MAKING OVER THE COURSE OF THE NEXT 12 MONTHS AND THIS SETS US UP FOR, IT'S DECIDING WHAT KIND OF SUBSIDY LEVELS YOU WANT IN THOSE PROGRAMS. ADOPTING BY RESOLUTION, WE WANT TO SUBSIDIZE 50% OF PARKS AND REC PROGRAMMING OR 90% OF SENIOR CENTER PROGRAMMING.

I THINK WE NEED TO COME TO A MORE UNIFORM UNDERSTANDING WHAT IS THE COST OF PUTTING THOSE PROGRAMS TOGETHER, BECAUSE RIGHT NOW IN THE REVOLVING FUND WE AREN'T CAPTURING THAT.

WE DON'T HAVE BUILDING EXPENSES, MAINTENANCE COSTS, FULL-TIME EMPLOYEES, HEALTH INSURANCE FOR THE FULL-TIME EMPLOYEES, IT'S JUST PART-TIME EMPLOYEES AND SUPPLIES.

I THINK WE WILL TAKE A MORE HOLISTIC LOOK AT THESE FEES AND SAY WHAT IS OUR CURRENT SUBSIDY WHEN WE DO AN ALL-IN COST.

WE CAN'T ADJUST THE RATES TOO MUCH, THAT'S PROBABLY MARKET DRIVEN. BUT I THINK IT WILL GIVE US A

BETTER UNDERSTANDING. >> WE HAVE THE 430 ACCOUNT, THAT INCLUDES OUR FULL-TIME COMMUNITY CENTER POSITIONS, RECENTLY ADDED IN UTILITIES AND SOME OF THESE OTHER COST FACTORS. SO OUR TRACKING WE HAVE REPORTED TO YOU HAS BEEN A COMBINATION OF THE REVOLVING FUND AND THAT 40/30 GENERAL FUND, WE USED TO GO BY THAT 85% NUMBER. WE ADDRESSED MORE INDIRECT COSTS INTO THAT, SO THAT NUMBER HAS COME DOWN.

BUT THIS WILL NOT CHANGE OUR ABILITY TO REPORT THAT TO YOU, IT WILL JUST BE ADIFFERENT LOCATION WE GO TO FIND TOSE

NUMBERS, JUST TO CLARIFY. >> WE WILL BE ABLE TO TRACK THE SAME COSTS AND LIKE MR. BARTTER SAID, IT SHOULD BE EASIER TO DO.

>> WE ARE GOING TO MOVE $1,014,000 IN ESTIMATED REVENUE FROM THE REVOLVING FUND INTO THE GENERAL FUND.

$851,000 IN EXPENSES IS MOVED INTO THE GENERAL FUND.

IT'S IMPORTANT TO REITERATE HERE THERE'S NO REDUCTION IN FUNDING FOR PARKS AND REC PROGRAM, WE ARE MERELY CHANGING THE ACCOUNTING FOR IT. $425,000 IN ESTIMATED REVOLVING FUND FUND BALANCE WILL BE TRANSFERRED IN THE GENERAL FUND.

WHAT WILL HAPPEN IS EXPENDITURE AND REVENUE INCREASES WILL BE A LITTLE BIT. YOU WILL NEED TO UNDERSTAND THAT EXPENDITURES AND REVENUES ARE MOVED FROM THE REVOLVING FUND INTO THE GENERAL FUND BECAUSE YOU WILL SEE LIKE A 6% INCREASE IN WAGES IN THE GENERAL FUND.

BECAUSE WE MOVED $550,000 IN PART-TIME WAGES FROM THE REVOLVING FUND INTO THE GENERAL FUND.

>> MR. BARTTER, IS THE REVOLVING FUND BALANCE RESTRICTED IN ANY WAY? IN OTHER WORDS THE $425,000 TRANSFER TODAY GENERAL FUND, WHAT WOULD THAT HAVE BEEN

EXPENDED UPON OTHERWISE? >> PARKS AND REC.

BUT BECAUSE WE ARE ALLOCATING $990,000 IN PARKS AND REC, IT WILL COVER THAT, SO IT WILL FREE UP THAT MONEY FOR WHATEVER USES WE HAVE AND WE HAVE IDENTIFIED A FEW USES IN HERE.

>> YOUR PROPOSAL ISN'T TO CHANGE ANYTHING OPERATIONALLY BUT THE WAY THINGS ARE ACCOUNTED FOR AND REPORTED?

>> CORRECT. >> THANK YOU.

>> THE LABELS WERE FINE ON MY INITIAL GRAPH.

THIS IS HOW WE PAY FOR SERVICES. THE REASON FOR THAT IS TWO-FOLD.

FIRST IS INCORPORATION OF $1 MILLION AND PARKS AND REC REVENUE. THE SECOND IS I CREATED THIS GRAPH, PIE CHART TO SHOW OPERATIONAL REVENUE ACROSS MULTIPLE FUNDS. SO THIS SHOWS GENERAL FUND STREET MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR, STATE HIGHWAY, WATER FUND,

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SEWER FUND REVENUE AND THEN BROKEN DOWN INTO THESE SIX DIFFERENT CATEGORIES. THE ONES YOU ARE MISSING AT THE TOP, I'M NOT SURE WHY THAT DIDN'T COME THROUGH, IS INTERGOVERNMENTAL REVENUE WOULD BE 4% INTEREST IN OTHER 1% AT THE TOP. REVENUE FROM THE GAS TAX, AND THINGS YOU DON'T NORMALLY SEE WHEN WE REPORT IT AS THE GENERAL FUND. YOU ARE SEEING HIGHWAY, WATER

AND SEWER ALL LUMPED INTO ONE. >> ALL FUNDS.

11% ARE NET PROFITS. 2019 INCOME TAX ESTIMATE, WE ARE ESTIMATING $20,820,000 IN THE GENERAL FUND IN 2019 THAT IS A 0.80% OVER THE 2018 ESTIMATE.

2020, $21,632,000 IN THE GENERAL FUND.

I HAVE INCORPORATED 4% GROWTH, WHICH ANTICIPATES THE FULL UTILIZATION OF THE ANTHEM BUILDING IN 2020.

SO THAT'S IN THERE AS WELL, EXCUSE ME.

>> R. DOROTHY: IS THAT ASSUMING THE 80/20 SPLIT?

>> YES, MA'AM. TOTAL IS $26 MILLION IN TOTAL INCOME TAX WITH THE $20,800,000 TO THE GENERAL FUND.

2019 WE ARE ESTIMATED TO RECEIVE ABOUT $4.5 MILLION IN FEES. I TRIED TO BREAK THIS DOWN INTO TWO DIFFERENT CATEGORIES, FEES, WE HAVE DIRECT CONTROL OVER.

AND FEES WE DON'T HAVE AS MCH CONTROL OVER.

SO FEES THAT WE REALLY DO KIND OF SET THE RATES AND CONTROL, PARKS AND RECREATION ABOUT $2.5 MILLION.

BUILDING PERMITS $207,000, WATER AND SEWER SURCHARGE, FUNDING WATER AND SEWER FUND, THAT'S ESTIMATED TO BE ABOUT $140,000 AND POLICE AND FIRE PROTECTION AT $560,000.

FEES WE HAVE LESS CONTROL OVER, E.M.S. FEES AND CABLE TV FRANCHISE FEES. CONTINUING WITH HOW WE PAY FOR SERVICES, OTHER TAXES, THIS INCLUDES PROPERTY TAX IN THE HOTEL AND MOTEL TAX. PROPERTY TAX IS ESTIMATED TO BE, THIS IS FOR THE GENERAL FUND.

A LITTLE OVER $3 MILLION IN 2019.

HOTEL, MOTEL TAX $26,000, TAKES INTO CONSIDERATION THE ABSENCE OF THE HOLIDAY INN. AT ITS PEAK, OVER $100,000.

$70,000 OF WHICH WASN'T REDIRECTED.

$130,000 WAS REDIRECTED TO THE CONVENTION BUREAU.

CONTINUING HOW WE PAY FOR SERVICES, INTERGOVERNMENTAL REVENUE. SOURCES INCLUDE THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT FUND $350,000 GAS TAX AND MOTOR VEHICLE LICENSE TAX. MOVING TO THE OTHER SIDE OF THE EQUATION, WHAT SERVICES ARE WE PROVIDING? THE LARGEST IS PROTECTION OF PERSONS AND PROPERTY ALMOST $14 MILLION. THIS IS ONLY OPERATIONAL.

THIS DOES NOT INCLUDE ANY CAPITAL EXPENSES.

SECOND IS PARKS AND RECREATION. OFFSET BY FEES.

OTHER SERVICES AND UTILITIES, BUILDING, MAINTENANCE AND ENGINEERING TO ROUND OUT THE TOP FOUR IN TERMS OF HOW WE ARE SPENDING OUR MONEY. I HAVE ANOTHER SLIDE THAT FURTHER BREAKS THIS DOWN. REFUSE.

TRASH COLLECTION. OUTSIDE GROUP FUNDING.

ABOUT $383,750. I HAVE BROKEN UP SOME OF THE PARKS AND REC BY DEPARTMENT. SO YOU CAN SEE HERE THE SENIOR CENTER, $576,000, COMMUNITY CENTER $3.3 MILLION.

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CONTINUING ON WHAT SERVICES ARE WE PROVIDING.

THIS PIE CHART SHOWS IT BY PERCENTAGE.

44.49% IS ON THE SECURITY OF PERSONS AND PROPERTY.

3.83% ON PARKS MAINTENANCE. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: MIC] IS THAT JUST POLICE FIRE, E.M.S.

>> I'M SO GLAD YOU ASKED THAT QUESTION.

THE NEXT SLIDE IS THE PROTECTION OF PERSONS AND PROPERTY. SO YES, IT DOES INCLUDE POLICE AND FIRE. THIS ALSO INCORPORATES THE PENSION FR POLICE WHICH IS PAID OUT OF A SEPARAT FUND. SERVICES INCLUDE LAW ENFORCEMENT, COMMUNITY OUTREACH, EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES, INVESTIGATION AND ENFORCEMENT.

PARKS AND RECREATION PROPOSED 2019 BUDGET OF ABOUT $5.8 MILLION. COMMUNITY CENTERS AT ABOUT $3.1 MILLION, INCLUDES PARKS AND REC ADMINISTRATION.

PARKS MAINTENANCE $1.2 MILLION. GRISWOLD $576,000, PROGRAMS IN THE EXISTING RECREATION DEPARTMENT $931,000.

OTHER SERVICES. I THINK LEGAL SERVICE IS SO IMPORTANT I PUT IT UP THERE TWICE.

THIS INCLUDES INCOME TAX COLLECTION.

CITY MANAGEMENT, COMMUNICATION, WHICH INCLUDES COUNCIL VIDEO STREAMING, THE WEBSITE, ANNUAL REPORT, NEWSLETTER, MAYORS COURT, BOARD OF HEALTH, MOSQUITO SPRAYING, POOL INSPECTION, RESTAURANT INSPECTION WE CONTRACT OUT WITH, INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SERVICES.

UTILITIES, STREET, BUILDING MAINTENANCE AND ENGINEERING.

YOU GOT TO LOOK ADDITIONALLY, I KEEP WANTING TO SAY 202, 203, 204 AND 205, THOSE ARE THE NUMBERS THAT EQUATE TO THOSE FUNDS. TOTAL BUDGET IS JUST OVER $4 MILLION. THIS INCLUDES LEAF COLLECTION, SNOW REMOVAL, STREET SWEEPING. CAPITAL PROJECT MANAGEMENT.

MAINTENANCE OF OUR ROBUST NUMBER OF FIRE HYDRANTS AND SEWERS ALONG WITH MANY OTHER SERVICES.

JUST SOME ADDITIONAL SERVICES I WANTED TO POINT OUT.

REFUSE, I THINK I ALREADY MENTIONED ONCE, ABOUT $1 MILLION TO CONTRACT OUT. OUTSIDE GROUP FUNDING $883,750.

THEN I HAVE BROKEN THAT OUT TO THE VARIOUS SUNDRE GROUPS, INCLUDING CULTURAL ARTS, OLD WORTHINGTON PARTNERSHIP.

OTHER SPECIAL GROUPS WHICH COULD INCLUDE DRUG SAFE WORTHINGTON, CENTERRO, WORTHINGTON FOOD PANTRY.

VISITORS BUREAU DROPPED PRECIPITOUSLY BECAUSE IT'S BASED ON THE REVENUE OF THE HOTEL AND MOTEL TAX.

THAT'S OBVIOUSLY A SIGNIFICANT DECLINE.

THEN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, THIS ALSO INCLUDES EXPENDITURES OUT OF THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT FUND.

ABOUT $625,000. >> DO WE HAVE A FUNCTIONING

C.V.B. AT THIS POINT? >> WE DO.

AND THEY MAY BE RECOMMENDING SOME CHANGES TO THAT.

THEIR MARKETING STRATEGIES AND PLANS WHEN THEY COME BEFORE YOU THIS NOVEMBER. BUT YES, YOU DO.

THEY ARE CONTRACTING WITH THE OLD WORTHINGTON PARTNERSHIP FOR SOME STAFFING. BUT THEY ARE GOING THROUGH A STRATEGIC PLANNING PROCESS. THEY HAD A PLAN THEY PRESENTED PREVIOUSLY, IN PREVIOUS BUDGET YEARS TO USE RESERVES IN ORDER TO CARRY THEM THROUGH THIS PERIOD OF TIME AND I BELIEVE THEY ARE IMPLEMENTING THAT PLAN. SOME PORTION OF IT.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: RIGHT NOW, -- WHO IS THE CHAIRMAN OF JUST IN WORTHINGTON, BUT IN THE AREA.

I'M LOOKING AT, INCLUDING THE WORTHINGTON PARTNERSHIP AND LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS, LOCAL PEOPLE THAT ARE INTERESTED IN TRAVEL AND TYING TO FIGURE OUT WHAT IS THE BEST WAY THE BED TAX FUNDS COULD BE USED AND THEY ARE GOING TO HAVE A PRESENTATION. BUT FIRST THEY ARE DEALING WITH INDUSTRY AND GROUPS LIKE WORTHINGTON PARTNERSHIP.

RIGHT NOW THE WORTHINGTON PARTNERSHIP IS PROVIDING C.V.B.

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IS PAYING THE PARTNERSHIP TO HAVE A HALFTIME PERSON TO ANSWER THE C.V.B. PHONE, TO HANDLE THE INCOMING CORRESPONDENCE, TO WORK WITH THE WEBSITE, TO BE ABLE TO WORK WITH FAM TOURS IF THEY HAVE TO BUT JUST TO KEEP EVERYTHING UP AND RUNNING UNTIL THEY FIGURE OUT A BETTER WAY TO GO.

IT'S A BAND-AID APPROACH TO HOLD DOWN THE FORT AND USING RESERVES THEY PUT ASIDE TO MAINTAIN.

AND WHEN THEY COME THIS FALL THEY WILL HAVE A SUGGESTED IDEA

OF A DIRECTION TO GO. >> SO BEFORE WE VOTE THIS BUDGET OFF, WE WILL HAVE THAT PRESENTATION FROM C.V.B.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: YES. >> SO WE WILL KNOW IF THAT $20,000 STAYS THERE, OR IS REALLOCATED TO SOME OTHER ENTITY? IF THAT'S WHAT THEIR PLAN IS?

>> YEAH, THEY ARE ESSENTIALLY GOING THROUGH A -- THEY HAVE HAD TWO SIGNIFICANT CRITICAL INCIDENTS RETIREMENT OF EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR AND CHANGE IN THEIR REVENUE STREAM.

AND THAT'S CAUSED THEM TO DO, AS MS. MICHAEL DESCRIBED, IS DO SOME TEMPORARY STAFFING ARRANGEMENTS AND THEN REALLY LOOK AT THE WHOLE THING, THE WHOLE STRATEGIC PLAN, I BELIEVE, FROM HOW DO WE EFFECTIVELY MARKET WORTHINGTON TO HOW DO WE NEED TO STRUCTURE THIS THING IN THE LONG TERM.

SO I'M EXPECTING THEM TO MAKE SOME PRESENTATIONS IN NOVEMBER, THAT'S WHAT I'VE ASKED THEM TO DO.

>> FIVE YEAR FORECAST, WE ARE SHOWING INCREASE IN REVENUE, FOR THE COURSE OF 2019-2023. WE HAVE A 5.31% INCREASE DUE TO THE MOVE OF REVOLVING FUND REVENUE INTO THE GENERAL FUND.

THIS IS THE SAME INFORMATION, ONLY LAID OUT IN A DIFFERENT CHART. THE BLUE LINE REPRESENTS THE DOLLAR AMOUNTS. AGAIN, YOU COULD SEE STEADY INCREASE. RED SQUIGGLY LINE REPRESENTS CHANGE IN 2018, PRIMARILY PROPERTY TAX REVENUE.

2019 DUE TO THE SHIFT OF THE 224 FUND.

EXPENSES, AGAIN, ALSO ANTICIPATED TO INCREASE.

THIS IS A LITTLE BIT DIFFICULT TO PROJECT AT THIS TIME BECAUSE WE DON'T HAVE REAL SET WAGE INFORMATION YET IN TERMS OF SOME CONTRACTS, BUT, USING THE INFORMATION WE DO HAVE AVAILABLE, WE ARE SEEING PROBABLY ABOUT A 3% AVERAGE INCREASE IN EXPENSES BETWEEN 2019 AND 2023.

SAME INFORMATION ONLY WITH THE RED LINE SHOWING THE PERCENTAGE CHANGE, RANGES FROM A LOW OF 3/4 PERCENT TO A HIGH DUE TO REVOLVING FUND. IN TERMS OF CASH, WE ARE PROJECTED TO MAINTAIN RELATIVELY FLAT CASH, ABOUT $13 MILLION THROUGH THE LIFE OF THIS FIVE-YEAR FORECAST.

AND FINALLY, PERCENTAGE AGAINST OPERATING, PRIOR OPERATING YEAR EXPENSES, THE RED LINE IS THE 25% FLOOR, UNDER THE CURRENT POLICY, 35% IS UNDER THE PROPOSED POLICY, WHICH ALSO I WILL NOTE, I ADDED A SECTION IN THE BUDGET DOCUMENT YOU HAVE BEFORE YOU. THERE IS CURRENT POLICIES AND THEN THERE IS A NEW SECTION FOR PROPOSED POLICIES.

YOU CAN SEE THIS DECLINES. AS EXPENSES INCREASE, THE AMOUNT OF CASH WE NEED TO MAINTAIN THE SAME PERCENTAGE ALSO NEEDS TO INCREASE AND WE REMAIN RELATIVELY FLAT.

MR. ROBINSON, I CAN SEE YOU HAVE A QUESTION.

>> MR. BARTTER, ON THE YOU CLEA DISCREPANCY IN MY MEMORY VERSUS THIS SLIDE, I THOUGHT END OF JUNE THE GENERAL FUND BALANCE

WAS $15 MILLION. >> THAT'S CASH BALANCE.

THIS IS ALL GOING TO BE UNENCUMBERED.

>> D. ROBINSON: OKAY. >> AND I WOULD LIKE TO TURN IT OVER TO MS. STEWART FOR THE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS PROGRAM.

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>> OKAY, AS MR. GREESON MENTIONED, WE LEFT THE PROPOSED C.I.P. DOCUMENT, CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM DOCUMENT AT YOUR PLACE THIS EVENING. WE HAVE A DETAILED DISCUSSION AND WORKSHOP ON THE PROPOSED C.I.P. DISCUSSION FOR NEXT WEEK SO I REALLY ONLY HAVE ABOUT A HALF DOZEN SLIDES TO TOUCH ON SOME OF THE BIG PICTURE NUMBERS HAPPENING WITH THE PROPOSED C.I.P. FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO MAY NOT BE AS FAMILIAR WITH THIS DOCUMENT, THE FIRST 15-20 PAGES TRY T TELL THE STORY OF C.I.P. IN NARRATIVE AND CHART FORM AND THEN THE REMAINING PART OF THE DOCUMENT GO INTO DETAIL ABOUT EACH PROJECT AND PIECE OF EQUIPMENT PROPOSED FOR FUNDING.

THEN SUMMARY SEETS ABOUT THE REVENUE AND EXPENDITURES THAT WILL BE FLOWING IN AND OUT OF THE C.I.P. FUND.

THIS FIRST SLIDE SHOWS AN OVERVIEW OF THE C.I.P. ON PROJECTS PROPOSED FOR INVESTMENT AND EQUIPMENT PURCHASES. YOU COULD SEE OVER THE FIVE-YEAR PERIOD, THE FIRST YEAR IS THE LARGEST FROM THE PROJECT PERSPECTIVE. THE DARK BLUE LINE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE GRAPH SHOWS EQUIPMENT PURCHASES.

WE ARE A LITTLE HIGHER IN EQUIPMENT IN 2019 THAN IN THE OTHER YEARS BUT TE PROJECT LINE, THE LIGHTER BLUE, CERTAINLY HAS A DRAMATIC DIFFERENCE IN 2019.

THE FIRST YEAR OF THE FIVE-YEAR PROGRAM IT'S TYPICALLY ALWAYS THE BIGGEST BECAUSE THAT'S THE ONE WE KNOW THE MOST ABOUT.

THERE'S THINGS THAT POPPED UP THAT WE DIDN'T NECESSARILY ANTICIPATE IN PREVIOUS YEARS AND WE REALIZE WE NEED TO DO SOMETHING WITH THEM SOON SO THEY GET ADDED.

BUT REALLY THERE'S SOME PROJECTS DRIVING THAT.

THE LARGEST BY FAR IS THE NORTHEAST GATEWAY PROJECT AT HUNTLY, GALLINA ROADS, THAT WILL BE RECONFIGURED.

WE ARE PLUGGING IN THE CONSTRUCTION FOR THAT IN THE 2019 C.I.P. IT WILL BE A MULTI-YEAR PROJECT BUT YOU SEE IT LISTED JUST ONCE FOR CONSTRUCTION FUNDING IN 2019. THAT IS A $14 MILLION PROJECT.

SO THAT TAKES UP THE VAST MAJORITY, OF THE $19 MILLION PROJECTED TO BE SPENT, $20 MILLION FOR PROJECTS.

ANOTHER SIZABLE BEING IN 2019 IS THE CANYON BROOK SEWER PROJECT, ESTIMATED TO BE A LITTLE OVER $2 MILLION IN CONSTRUCTION COSTS. AND ON THE EQUIPMENT SIDE, WE HAVE OUR RADIO SYSTEM THAT NEEDS TO BE UPGRADED, WE NEED TO PURCHASE RADIOS BECAUSE OUR EXISTING RADIOS ARE USED BY PARKS, FIRE, SERVICE AND ENGINEERING GROUP.

IN 2020 ON THE PROJECT SIDE, WE ARE STILL SPIKED HIGHER THAN THE REMAINING YEARS. THOSE ARE DRIVEN PRIMARILY ON THE SECOND PHASE OF THE ENERGY IMPROVEMENTS FOR CITY BUILDINGS.

WE HAVE THOSE PROGRAMMED IN AT $1.175 MILLION AND $1 MILLION PROGRAMMED FOR SEWER PROJECTS RECOMMENDED FROM THE NORTH DISTRICT SEWER STUDY THAT IS OCCURRING.

LOOKING AT THE REVENUE SIDE. INCOME TAX IS BY FAR THE PRIMARY REVENUE SOURCE FOR THE C.I.P.

THIS CHART IS A LITTLE MISLEADING WITH THE DEBT PROCEEDS. WE DO FUNNEL THE DEBT PROCEEDS WHEN WE RECEIVE BONDS AND NOTES WE FUNNEL THOSE IN THE C.I.P.

FUND. BUT YOU HAVE TO REALIZE THOSE DEBT PROCEEDS,IS PAID OFF USING DEBT REVENUES THAT COME INTO THE FUND. WE HAVE CORRESPONDING DEBT SERVICE PAYMENTS SPREAD OVER THE TIME LINE, THE LENGTH OF THOSE BONDS AND TEMPORARY NOTES. WE ARE PROJECTING TO HAVE THEM COME PRIMARILY IN THE FIRST TWO YEARS.

THIS IS A MRE DETAILED LOOK ON THE SOURCES, SO INCOME TAX SHOWN IN THE BLUE BAR AND THE DEBT PROCEEDS THAT WE ARE ANTICIPATED IN THE FIRST TWO YEARS ARE SHOWN.

2019 IS ANTICIPATED TO BE A BONDING ANTICIPATION NOTE YEAR.

WE WILL PROBABLY DO TEMPORARY FINANCING THAT WILL GET ROLLED IN THE LONG-TERM BONDS IN 2020. THIS CHART SHOWS THE PREVIOUS SOURCES. IN ORDER TO DRILL INTO THEM THEY ARE ON THEIR OWN CHART SO THE SCALE COULD BE A SIZE WE COULD ACTUALLY SEE THEM. YOU COULD SEE EVERY YEAR WE HAVE A LITTLE BIT O THE M.M.V.L.T. WHICH IS THE MUNICIPAL MOTOR VEHICLE LICENSE TAX FUND.

THIS IS THE TAX PEOPLE PAY ON THEIR LICENSE PLATES.

WE HAVE A LITTLE THAT FLOWS IN EVERY YEAR TO THE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS PROGRAM TO HELP FUND OUR STREET REPAIR AND MAINTENANCE PROGRAM. WE HAVE REPAIR 2020, A GRANT

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FOR SELF CONTAINED BREATHING APPARATUS FOR THE FIRE DIVISION.

WE HAVE NOT YET APPLIED FOR THAT GRANT, WE HOPE TO BE SUCCESSFUL BUT IT IS COMPETITIVE, SO WE MAY OR MAY NOT BE SUCCESSFUL THERE. THE RED LINE IS LICENSE TAX REVENUE. WE WILL APPLY FOR LICENSE TAX REIMBURSEMENT FOR COSTS THAT IN 2021 WE EXPECT TO SPEND ON RESURFACING AND MAINTENANCE FOR A PORTION OF HUNTLY ROAD AND SHOCK ROAD. OUR PURPLE LINE IS A LITTLE BIT OF OTHER REVENUE THAT COMES IN, BUT IT SPIKES IN 2019 AND THIS IS A LITTLE BIT OF AN UNUSUAL OCCURRENCE.

WE HAVE OLD ASSESSMENT PAYMENTS SITTING IN THEIR OWN FUND.

THEY SHOULD HAVE BEEN IN THE PAST, WHEN WE RECEIVED THEM PUT IN THE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS FUND BUT THEY WERE NOT, SO WE ARE WORKING THROUGH THE LEGAL PROCESS TO GET THOSE TRANSFERRED IN THE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS FUND BECAUSE THAT'S THE FUND THAT BORE THE EXPENSES ASSOCIATED WITH THAT PROJECT. THIS SLIDE SHOWS THE FIVE-YEAR FORECAST FOR THE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS FUND.

IT LOOKS AT THE REVENUE THAT'S COMING IN.

THE EXPENDITURES THAT ARE GOING OUT.

AND OUR FUND BALANCE. SO OUR STATED, SEVERAL PAST YEARS IN CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS PROGRAM, STATED TARGET FOR THE CAPITAL FUND I 100% OF EXPENDITURES.

THIS ALLOWS US TO HAVE THE CASH WE NEED ON HAND TO CASH FLOW THE FUND THROUGHOUT THE YEAR BECAUSE OUR REVENUE AND INCOME TAX REVENUE COMES IN THROUGH OUT THE YEAR AND BY HAVING A STRONG FUND BALANCE IN THIS FUND, WE CAN GO AHEAD AND LAUNCH PROJECTS, PAY FOR EQUIPMENT AND THEN REPLENISH THE FUND THROUGHOUT THE YEAR WITH INCOME TAX REVENUES.

IT ALSO LIMITS OUR NEED TO DO SOME TEMPORARY FINANCING FOR PROJECTS AND EQUIPMENT WHERE MAYBE WE ARE GOING TO GET REIMBURSED, WHETHER I'S FROM BONDING OR NOTE REVENUE, WHETHER FROM LICENSE TAX, IT ALLOWS US TO FUND THOSE ITEMS UP FRONT AND REIMBURSE OURSELVES WHEN THE FUNDING COMES IN. THIS SLIDE SHOWS WHAT HAPPENS WITH THE FUND, TAKING INTO ACCOUNT BONDED PROJECTS AND BOND REVENUES. BONDING CAN CAUSE UPS AND DOWNS IN THAT CAPITAL FUND BALANCE BECAUSE THE TIMING FOR THE EXPENDITURES AND THE REVENUE CAN VARY WITH THOSE AND THEY ARE NOT ALWAYS LINED UP. YOU COULD SEE WE ACTUALLY DIP QUITE A BIT IN 2019 AND START RISING A BIT IN LATER YEARS.

THIS SLIDE SHOWS THE EXACT SAME PICTURE, IF YOU TAKE THE BONDING OUT OF IT. SO YOU REMOVE BONDING REVENUE, YOU REMOVE PROJECTS OR ITEMS THAT WILL BE FUNDED BY BONDING, SO YOU JUST LOOK AT WHAT'S THE CASH LOOK LIKE FOR ALL THOSE OTHER ITEMS. SO THIS IS REALLY THE ONE THAT I, AS A STAFF PERSON, TEND TO FOCUS A LOT IN FOR THE FUND BALANCE, BECAUSE IT DOESN'T HAVE ALL THE UPS AND DOWNS ASSOCIATED WITH THE BONDING. YOU COULD STILL WE STILL AREN'T MEETING OUR TARGET OF 100% EXPENDITURES.

WE ARE UNDER THAT RED LINE TARGET.

THIS IS SOMETHING WE THINK WE OUGHT TO MONITOR AND SEE IF IT IS SOMETHING THAT IS SUSTAINABLE, IF WE ARE CONSISTENTLY BELOW THAT TARGET OR WHETHER WE NEED TO TAKE DIFFERENT STEPS IN THE FUTURE WITH THIS FUND.

>> THANK YOU, MR. BARTTER, AND MS. STEWART.

I WS GOING TO POINT OUT A COUPLE OTHER THINGS AND WE WILL TURN IT OVER TO YOU FOR QUESTIONS AND DISCUSSION.

FIRST OF ALL, MS. STEWART POINTED OUT THE NARRATIVE OF THE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS PROGRAM.

WE THINK IT PAINTS A CLEARER -- HELP PROVIDE A CLEARER UNDERSTANDING OF THE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS PROGRAM.

LIKEWISE, WE HAVE THE CITY MANAGER'S BUDGET MSSAGE, WHICH IS ABOUT A 13-PAGE NARRATIVE IN THE BEGINNING OF THE OPERATING BUDGET AND WE WOULD ENCOURAGE YOU TO REVIEW THAT BECAUSE IT TRIES TO SHARE IN DETAIL THE TRENDS AND THEME EMBEDDED IN THE DOCUMENT. ON 2-1 OF THE BUDGET DOCUMENT IS A SCHEDULE. THE SCHEDULE IS CONSISTENT WITH WHAT WE WENT OVER IN JULY. IT PROPOSES THAT NEXT WEEK WE WILL DO MORE DETAILED REVIEW OF THE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS

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PROGRAM. WE WILL DISCUSS THE PARTICULAR PROJECTS AND EQUIPMENT, PROJECTS BEING CONDUCTED AND EQUIPMENT BEING PURCHASED. WE WILL SPEND MORE TIME ON 2019 THAN WE WILL IN THE OUT YEARS BUT WE WILL OVERVIEW, I BELIEVE, ALL OF IT. BUT ALWAYS A MORE IMPORTANT FOCUS ON '19, BECAUSE THAT'S THE YEAR YOU ARE ACTUALLY COMMITTING TO, OR AUTHORIZING US TO MOVE FORWARD WITH.

WE ARE, AGAIN, PROPOSING WE MOVE FORWARD IN NOVEMBER WITH PRESENTATIONS OF DEPARTMENTS, AS OUTLINED HERE, ADMINISTRATION LAW, FINANCE, BUILDING AND OTHER FUNDS, POLICE AND FIRE ON THE FIFTH. PARKS AND RECREATION SERVICE ENGINEERING COMMUNITY GROUPS ON THE 13TH.

WE ARE PROPOSING THE BUDGET ORDINANCES BE INTRODUCED ON THE 19TH WITH PUBLIC HEARINGS SET ON DECEMBER 3RD.

THAT GIVES YOU ALMOST ESSENTIALLY TWO AND A HALF MONTHS OF WORK ON, OVER TWO MONTHS, I SHOULD SAY.

THE GOAL IS TO GET IT ADOPTED PREFERBLY IN EARLY DEPARTMENT.

WE HAVE ALWAYS BEEN ABLE TO ACCOMPLISH THAT, BUT THERE'S TWO MEETINGS AT THE END OF THE YEAR, IF WE NEED THEM IN ORDER TO GET IT ADOPTED BY THE END OF THE CALENDAR YEAR.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: NOVEMBER 13TH IS WHEN WE ARE GOING TO HAVE ALL OF THE COMMUNITY GROUPS BUT THAT WOULD BE OUR INTENT.

>> ANYBODY HAVE ANY QUESTIONS?

>> OUR INTENT IS TO DISTRIBUTE, HIT SOME HIGHLIGHTS AND STIMULATE FUNDING ON THIS PROJECT.

WE AREN'T LOOKING FOR A TON OF QUESTIONS, THOUGH WE ARE GLAD TO ANSWER THE FEW YOU D HAVE, BUT WE JUST WANT TO GET THIS PROCESS GOING AND HIGHLIGHT WHAT WE THINK IS IMPORTANT AND GET YOU THINKING ABOUT, YOU KNOW, THE BUDGET SEASON, IF YOU

WILL. >> I WOULD LIKE TO MAKE THE COMMENT, I BELIEVE MR. BARTTER'S PRESENTATION, BOTH VERBALLY AND ON PAPER IS SO ELECTRIFYING THAT IN CONTRAST TO BONNIE'S COMMENT ABOUT INSOMNIA, I WON'T READ THIS BEFORE GOING TO BED, I THINK I WILL BE UP ALL NIGHT IF I TRIED

TO DO THAT. >> VERY PERCEPTIVE.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: I CAN'T HAVE A LITTLE BIT OF FUN

[6. Reports of Council Members]

IN THE MEETING, IT'S ALL RIGHT. MOVING ON.

THE REPORTS OF COUNCILMEMBERS. MS. THRESS?

>> CLERK:

>>

SMITH? >> NOTHING, THANK YOU.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL:

>>

DOROTHY? >> R. DOROTHY: I WANT TO THANK EVERYBODY WHO CAME LAST WEEK AT THE MEETING, I THINK THEY ALL HAD A GREAT TIME AND WANTED TO SHARE THANKS AND APPRECIATION TO EVERYBODY FOR THEIR VSIT AND THANK EVERYONE TOO, MYSELF.

THE MAC BOARD WE ARE LOOKING FOR AN EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR AND WE ARE ENGAGED IN GOING THROUGH THAT PROCESS AND HOPEFULLY WE WILL HAVE IT BEFORE THE END OF THE YEAR.

>> PRESIDENT B. MCHAEL: I WILL BE THE BAD PERSON, TOMORROW NIGHT IS THE FRANKLIN COUNTY CONSORTIUM FOR GOOD GOVERNMENT CANDIDATES NIGHT. 6:30-7:00 I THE MEET AND GREET.

7:00-7:05 INTRODUCTIONS. WE WILL HAVE THE ELECTRIC AGGREGATE, MR. ROBINSON IS GOING TO DO THIS AND MOVE ONTO OHIO HOUSE RACE WHERE BETH AND STU LEWIS WILL BE THERE.

>> HARRIS. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: I KNOW

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A STU LEWIS AND I KEEP DOING THIS EVERY TIME.

WORTHINGTON SCHOOL BOARD ISSUE AND FINISH WITH THE FRANKLIN COUNTY AUDITOR. IT'S ONE-MINUTE TIMED INTRODUCTIONS, AND ONE-MINUTE TIMED RESPONSES TO RESPONSES FROM THE FLOOR. MAYOR'S PRAYER BREAKFAST ON OCTOBER 25TH. THAT WILL BE STARTING WITH 7:00 IN THE MORNING. YOU WANT TO MAKE SURE YOU GET YOUR TICKETS PRCHASED AND MS. DOROTHY CAN HELP YOU WITH THAT, IF ANYBODY NEEDS TO WORK WITH THIS, IT'S A GREAT, GREAT OPPORTUNITY AND SOMETHING VERY WORTH DOING.

I WENT TO THE CENTRAL OIO MAYOR MANAGER'S MEETING THIS PAST FRIDAY. WE WERE TALKING ABOUT A LOT OF THINGS, SUCH AS THE NEED FOR CLEAN OHIO FND TO BE REVAMPED, FOR SOME OF THE QUESTIONS TO ASK THEIR CANDIDATES FOR THE STATE HOUSE. CLEAN OHIO FUND HAS BEEN GONE AND HOW ARE WE GOING TO BE ABLE TO HAVE MORE TRAILS AND MORE OPPORTUNITIES FOR FUNDING THOSE KIND OF CONNECTORS AND TRAILS THAT THE WHOLE STATE WANTS. SINCE THIS FUND IS GONE, LEGISLATURE, WHAT DO YOU PLAN TO DO, GOVERNMENT FUND ISSUE.

HOME RULE. BUT THOSE ARE JUST A FEW OF THE THINGS THAT WERE DISCUSSED. ALSO ONE OF THE REALLY COOL THINGS I WANT TO GIVE TO MR. GREESON TO GIVE OUT.

WORTHINGTON WAS CONSIDERED TO BE THE 7TH HOTTEST ZIP CODE I THE ENTIRE COUNTRY FOR RESIDENTIAL REAL ESTATE.

SO I JUST THOUGHT THIS WAS A NICE ARTICLE, SO I JUST WANT TO SEE IF MR. GREESON CAN PASS THIS ON.

ONE OF OUR LOCAL REALTORS SENT IT OVER.

THERE WAS A WONDERFUL MEETING LAST WEDNESDAY ON THE FRANKLIN COUNTY AGE-FRIENDLY COMMUNITIES. AND THEY HAD AN ELECTED PERSON, A STAFF PERSON, AND A CITIZEN PERSON FROM MANY COMMUNITIES IN THE AREA, ON HOW TO TAKE AGE FRIENDLY FROM BEING JUST IN COLUMBUS TO THE WHOLE COUNTY. AS IT GOES FROM PLACE TO PLACE.

QUESTIONS LIKE WHAT DO YOU LOOK FOR WHEN ARE YOU LOOKING FOR AN AGE-FRIENDLY COMMUNITY. WHAT MAKES AGE-FRIENDLY SUCCESSFUL. WHEN IT CAME DOWN TO WHAT'S NEEDED NEXT, WHEN IT CAME DOWN TO A LOT OF THINGS, THERE WERE A LOT OF THEMES THAT WERE VERY MUCH THE SAME.

THEY INCLUDED THE WALKABILITY, BALANCING NEDS, THE ACCESS TO RESOURCES AND HEALTHCARE. COLLABORATION.

DIVERSE HOUSING. THE TRANSPORTATION AND HOUSING SEEMED TO BE THE TWO TOP ISSUES THAT KEPT COMING UP IN THE VARIOUS AREAS AND THE NEED FOR BEING ABLE TO HAVE IT.

ONE INTERESTING THING COMMUNITIES BROUGHT UP, THEY ARE A BUILD OUT COMMUNITY LIKE WORTHINGTON, HISTORIC AND EVERYTHING ELSE, THEY DON'T REALLY HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO BUILD NEW TRAILS BUT FOR WALKABILITY, TAKING SOME OF THE EXISTING SIDEWALKS AND TURNING THEM INTO RECREATION TRAILS WITH THE ASPHALT. IT REMOVES THE TRIPPING HAZARDS.

IT MAKES IT SAFER. THEY ARE FINDING THEY HAVE INCREASED USE IN WALKABILITY BY JUST TAKING THE EXISTING SIDEWALK THEY HAVE AND TURNING IT INTO A RECREATIONAL TRAIL.

IT WAS JUST A THOUGHT, SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT.

A LOT O THINGS I HEARD BEFORE, THAT WAS SOMETHING I HAD AND IT WAS A LITTLE BIT DIFFERENT. ONE OF THE COMMUNITIES I MET HAD A CITIZEN FINANCIAL TASK FORCE THAT WAS A ONE SHOT DONE FOR SIX MONTHS IN AND OUT AND THEN DISBANDED AND THEY GAVE ME ALL THE INFORMATION ON THAT, SO I BROUGHT THAT BACK.

SO THOSE ARE A FEW UPDATES THERE FRMT A LITTLE WORDY BUT.

>> R. DOROTHY: TO FOLLOW-UP ON THE AGE-FRIENDLY DISCUSSION.

IT WAS ANNOUNCED THE WORTHINGTON RESOURCE PANTRY IS HOLDING ANOTHER SESSION, SO I'M GLAD TO SEE THE MOMENTUM CONTINUING AFTER YOUR MEETING ON OCTOBER 16TH FROM 7:00-8:00

AT THE PANTRY. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: THERE'S LOTS OF MOMENTUM THERE. A FEW PEOPLE ASKING WHETHER OR NOT TO HAVE COMMISSIONS, HAVING AN AGE-FRIENDLY COMMISSION OR NOT. SOME OF THE COMMUNITIES SAID THAT'S GREAT, SOME SAID THEY'RE NOT SURE.

IT'S COMMUNITY-SPECIFIC, WHICH DIRECTION TO GO.

OKAY, MR. GREESON, DO YOU HAVE OTHER THINGS?

>> JUST A COUPLE OTHER THINGS. THERE'S TWO MEMOS I PUT AT YOUR PLACE, ONE IS TO DISTRIBUTE, REDISTRIBUTE BUT IN A NON-DIGITAL FORM. THE WORK BY DR. MARLOW.

AND I PROVIDED A MEMO OUTLINING WHAT I THINK WOULD BE THE IDEAL NEXT STEPS FROM MY PERSPECTIVE.

AND NEXT STEPS HAS BEEN DISCUSSING NON-DISCRIMINATION

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ORDINANCE. I PUT A COPY OF THEIR DRAFT PROPOSAL AS WELL AS AN OUTLINE OF A PROCESS FOR ENGAGEMENT AND ULTIMATE CONSIDERATION BY THE CITY COUNCIL.

I WOULD ASK THAT YOU REVIEW BOTH MEMOS AND LET ME KNOW IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS, I WOULD BE GLAD TO DISCUSS IN A LITTLE MORE DETAIL NEXT WEEK.

LASTLY, MR. BARTTER ISN'T JUST DOING BUDGETS.

WE ALSO ISSUED 4.46 MILLION IN NOTES AND I'M GOING TO HVE HIM REPORT ON THAT, ON THE OUTCOMES ASSOCIATED WITH THAT.

>> THANK YOU PLRKS GREESON. SEPTEMBER 26 WE CLOSED ON ISSUANCE OF 4.46 MILLION, THIS COUNCIL APPROVED IMPROVEMENTS TO THE SEWERS, COMMUNITY CENTER SOUTH END ROOF, FIRE STATION ROOF, ENERGY AND EFFICIENCY IMPROVEMENTS AT A RATE OF 9.55%, SO WE WERE PLEASED WITH THE RESULTS OF THAT.

>> GOVERNMENT FUNDS LAST WEEK SKY ROCKETED, DID THEY NOT?

>> I'M NOT SURE. AFTER WE CLOSED SEPTEMBER 26TH,

I DIDN'T PAY AS MUCH ATTENTION. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL:

BEFORE COUNCIL? >> I HAVE NONE.

YES, SIR? >> WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE US TO DO

WITH THIS LETTER? >> IF YOU HAVE ANY COMMENTS ON IT, IT WOULD BE GREAT. AND I WOULD LIKE TO TRY TO CLEAN IT UP AND CIRCULATE IT FOR SIGNATURE THIS WEEK.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: ANYTHING ELSE? IF NOT, MS. KOWALCZYK MOVES FOR ADJOURNMENT.

SECONDED BY MS. DOROTHY. ALL IN FAVOR? OPPOSED?

* This transcript was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.