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[1. Call To Order]

[2. Roll Call]

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ANYBODY? I CALL THE. >> I CALL THE WORTHINGTON CITY COUNCIL MEETING TO ORDER. CALL THE ROLL.

[3. Pledge of Allegiance]

. >>PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: BLIZ RING TO THE -- PLEASE RISE FOR THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG

. >>PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: PLEASE BE SEATED.

WE HAVE NO VISITOR COMMENTS THAT HAVE BEEN SUBMITTED. WE'RE GOING TO MOVE INTO

[5.A.I. Proposed 2019 Budget - Presentations from Community Groups Executive Summary: The McConnell Arts Center and Worthington Historical Society will present their requests for funding.]

PROPOSED BUDGETS FROM CITY OFFICIALS. WE HAVE PRESENTATIONS FROM THE GROUPS. I'M GOING TO TURN IT OVER TO YOU.

>>> THANK YOU, PRESIDENT MICHAEL, MEMBERS OF COUNCIL. WELCOME TO MEMBERS OF THE MCCONNELL ARTS CENTER AND HISTORICAL SOCIETY. WE'RE GLAD YOU'RE HERE.

THESE ARE TWO OF YOUR PARTER AGENT -- PARTNER AGENCIES. WE'LL HAVE ADDITIONAL FOLLOW-UPS. WE'RE GOING TO BE COVERING SERVICE DEPARTMENT AND PARKS AND RECREATION AS WELL. JUST TO TOUCH BASE A LITTLE BIT ON THE 2019 BUDGET, AS IT RELATES TO COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS, BEFORE I TURN IT OVER TO MR. COOK WITH MCCONNE C BUDGET SUBMITTED TO YOU IN OCTOBER INCLUDES A TOTAL OF $220,000 RELATED TO THE MCCONNELL ARTS CNTER, WHICH IS SEPTATELY BUDGETED BEFORE BECAUSE IT'S A UNIQUE RELATIONSHIP. WE OWN THE BUILDING, ND WE ESSENTIALLY LEASE IT TO NOT-FOR-PROPERTY TO OPERATE A COMMUNITY ARTS CENTER. IN THE CASE OF THE WORTHINGTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY, THEIR PART OF THE ARGER SPECIAL GROUP ALLOCATION, THERE'S APPROXIMATELY $11,250 IN THE CURRENT PRELIMINARY BUDGET RELATED TO OTHER COMMUNITY GROUPS AND ONE OF OUR TASKS IN THIS BUDGET PROCESS IS TO PROPERLY ALLOCATE THAT.

I'M GOING TO GO AHEAD AND INTRODUCE SOON-TO BE NO LONGER OUR EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, UNFORTUNATELY, A GENTLEMAN I'VE HAD THE PLEASURE OF WORKING WITH FOR A NUMBER OF YEARS NOW AND I WILL NOT ROAST HIM HERE. I WILL DO THAT ON A MORE APPROPRIATE OCCASION BUT 'D LIKE TO INVITE JOHN COOK, THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF MACCONNEL ARTS CENTER UP TO THE PODIUM.

>> THANK YOU. THIS IS MY LAST TIME IN FRONT OF YOU GUYS.

I KNOW. EXACTLY. SAD.

BUT ONE THING TO REPORT, I GUESS, FROM THE ORGANIZATIONAL STAND POINT, IS THAT WE ARE ROLLING ON YEAR TEN OF THE ARTS CENTER. I KNOW IT'S BEEN -- AM I DOING THE RIGHT THING SNEER DID I TURN IT ON? NO, I DIDN'T.

DID YOU PLUG IT IN? YEAR TEN OF THE ARTS CENTER. AS WE LOOK FORWARD, JILL IS GOING TO STEP UP AND TALK ABOUT OUR TRANSITION AND WHAT WE HAVE PLANNED FOR THE NEXT YEAR. ONE OF THE THINGS THAT I SHARED WITH YOU, I THINK, LAST YEAR, AND ALSO WILL SHARE WITH YOU AGAIN THIS YEAR IS THE IDEA OF THE ARTS IN OUR LIVES AND ALSO IN OUR OWN COMMUNITY. WHAT DOES THAT MEAN FOR US? NOT ONLY INTERNALLY BUT EXTERNALLY. YOU CAN SEE HERE ON THE AMERICANS FOR THE ARTS A GREAT NATIONAL ORGANIZATION, WHICH WE'RE APART OF.

IN FACT, WE REPORT BACK TO THAT ORGANIZATION ALL OF OUR SUCCESSES AS WELL AS OUR ATTENDANCE NUMBERS ANNUALLY. IN THE MOST RECENT STUDY, 81% OF INDIVIDUALS THEY SURVEYED -- IT MIGHT BE SKEWED AS FAR AS WHAT THAT SURVEY MIGHT LOOK LIKE. 81% OF THOSE INDIVIDUALS BELIEVE THAT THE ARTS ARE A POSITIVE EXPERIENCE IN OUR WORLD. AS YOU THINK ABOUT THAT IN TERMS OF WHAT IT MEANS TO OUR COMMUNITY, THEY ALSO LOOKED AT WHAT THOSE PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT THE ARTS INSTITUTIONS WITHIN OUR OWN COMMUNITIES. YOU CAN SEE HERE HAT THEY SURVEYED MUSEUM AND THEATERS AND LARGE ORGANIZATIONS AND, BELIEVE IT OR NOT, THE MCCONNELL ARTS CENTER IS A MICROCOSM OF ALL OF THOSE. WE'RE ONE OF THE VERY FEW ORGANIZATIONS WITHIN OUR REGION THAT PROVIDES VISUAL ARTS, PERFORMING ARTS, AND EDUCATIONAL

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OPPORTUNITIES ALL UNDER ONE ROOF. SO AS A COMMUNITY, I THINK, THAT WORTHINGTON SHOULD BE VERY PROUD AND STAND TALL THAT THAT EXISTS. SO YOU CAN SEE HERE THAT 90% OF THOSE PEOPLE SURVEY ADD GREENED THAT THE ARTS INSTITUTION ARE AN IMPORTANT PART TO THE QUALITY OF LIFE WITHIN UR OWN COMMUNITIES. I THINK WORTHINGTON IS ALSO A GREAT EXAMPLE OF THAT.

A QUICK STORY, I WAS ON A PLANE A FEW DAYS AGO, AND THE PILOT ASKED ME WHERE I WAS GOING.

I SAID I'M GOING HOME. HE SAID WHERE'S HOME. I SAID -- WE ALL SAID COLUMBUS.

HE SAID, OH, LAST TIME I WAS THERE THERE'S A LITTLE TOWN NORTH OF COLUMBUS CALLED WORTHINGTON. HE SAID, YEAH.ALLY.- I WALK AROUND WORTHINGTON.

I HAVE THESE GREAT TREES AND WALKING PATHS. HE SAID WHAT DO YOU DOED? I SAID I'M THE DIRECTOR OF THE MCCONNELL ARTS CENTER IN WORTHINGTON.

HE SAID I WALKED THERE. THERE'S AN AWESOME SPACE AND WAS EXCITED ABOUT THE COMMUNITY AND A VISITOR FROM OUTSIDE, HAVING THE PERSPECTIVE OF WHAT A SUCCESSFUL COMMUNITY IS.

SERVICE A GREAT MOMENT AND HE WAS AFFUSIVE ABOUT WHAT WORTHINGTON MEANT TO HIM AND IT WAS A GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO SHARE WHAT WE'RE DOING. IN OUR ANNUAL REPORT, SOME OTHER THINGS THAT WE ALWAYS MEASURE IS WHAT HE IMPACT IS IN OUR OWN COMMUNITIES.

YOU CAN THAT THE MACCONNELL ART CENTER SERVES MORE THAN 85,000 PEOPLE A YEAR.

WE ALSO SUPPORT 526 ARTISTS IN WHICH IT BE PAID OR UNPAID OPPORTUNITIES.

THIS IS IN A 120-MONTH PERIOD. IT'S PRETTY DYNAMIC AS FAR AS WHAT WE, AS AN ORGANIZATION, ARE DOING HERE IN WORTHINGTON AND THE INDIVIDUALS THAT WE'RE SERVING.

THE OTHER THING THAT -- WHEN I ALWAYS LOOK AT THIS GRAPH AND THIS CHART AND I SHARE THAT I DO THIS EVERY MONTH AND I DO THIS WITH OUR BOARD MEMBERS ABOUT WHAT THE IMPACT IS OF OUR ORGANIZATION. YOU CAN SEE HERE IN 2010 WHAT THAT STARTED OUT AS.

I DIDN'T EVEN MARK 2009. WE OPENED IN NOVEMBER OF 2009. IT WAS A SHORT YEAR FOR US.

YOU CAN SEE HERE IN 2018, THAT EXPONENTIAL GROWTH BETWEEN 2015 AND 2018 FOR OUR ORGANIZATION, WHICH IS PHENOMENAL. THE OTHER THING WE TRACK IS WHERE THE INDIVIDUALS ARE COMING FROM. AN INTERESTING FACT THIS YEAR IS THAT 38% OF INDIVIDUALS THAT COME TO OUR SERVICES FROM FROM THE WORTHINGTON SCHOOL DISTRICT OR GREATER WORTHINGTON AREA.

THAT'S UP FROM LAST YEAR. AND HE QUESTION BEGS LIKE WHY IS THAT? PART OF THAT, I THINK, IS WHEN WE LOOK AT OUR CHANGING DEMOGRAPHICS WITHIN OUR OWN COMMUNITY, OBVIOUSLY IT'S SKEWING -- YOUNGER PEOPLE ARE MOVING INTO OUR COMMUNITY AND THE IDEA THAT THE ARTS CENTER IS PART OF, THAT I THINK, IS SHOWING UP IN THOSE NUMBERS THAT ARE ATTENDING OUR SERVICES HERE AT THE MCCONNELL ARTS CENTER. ALSO WE CAN'T IGNORE NUMBERS.

ONE OF THE LAST THING I THOUGHT OF OVER THE LAST TEN YEARS, WHAT IS THE INVESTMENT FROM THE CITY OF COLUMBIA IN OPERATING $220,000. YOU CAN DO THE MATH QUICKLY.

THE IT'S A LITTLE OVER 2 MILLION. THAT LEVERAGES ABOUT $11,000 OF ADDITIONAL SPENDING. THAT REPRESENTS THINGS LIKE RESTAURANTS RECEIPTS, GAS, CLOTHING, ACCESSORIES, BABYSITTERS, LODGING. WHEN SOMEONE COMES TO THE ARTS CENTER, THEY'RE ACTUALLY SPENDING ANOTHER $30 WITHIN OUR OWN OMMUNITY AS FAR AS OTHER ACTIVITIES ONCE THEY'RE HERE. WHEN YOU LOOK AT THAT EXPONENTIAL INVESTMENT OVER THE LAST TEN YEAR, IT'S PRETTY INCREDIBLE, THAT IDEA OF WHAT ARTS CAN DO WITHIN OUR OWN COMMUNITY. ONCE AGAIN, IT'S JUST NOT US. I KNOW YOU'RE GOING TO HEAR FROM DARREN TONIGHT ABOUT THE PARKS AND REC AND YOU THINK ABOUT THE ADDITIONAL PROGRAMMING THAT ALL THE OTHER COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS ARE DOING WITHIN WORTHINGTON UP AND BEYOND THE ARTS CENTER, PARKS AND REC, NATALIE'S, RESTAURANTS DOWNTOWN, ALL THE OTHER OPPORTUNITIES THAT EXIST ALSO HAVE AN ECONOMIC IMPACT WITHIN OUR OWN COMMUNITY. ONE THING THAT I REALIZE AND IT'S A SMALL NUMBER BUT ACTUALLY WE ALWAYS TRACK WHAT PERCENTAGE OF THE BUDGET YOUR INVESTMENT RESPECTS WITHIN THE ARTS CENTER BUDGET. THE BUDGET IN 2013 WAS 710,000.

RIGHT NOW, IT'S 838. ACTUALLY, THE PERCENTAGING IS A LITTLE LESS THAN 27% OF WHAT THAT LOOKS LIKE. YOU CAN EE OVER THE LAST FEW YEARS THAT THAT INVESTMENT HAS

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DECREASED ON AN OVERALL PERCENTAGE BASIS. SOME PROGRAM PARTNERS, WE USED TO HAVE A VERY LONG LIST OF PROGRAM PRTNERS. I SHORT OF SHORTENED IT UP.

PROGRAM PARTNERS AS FAR AS THOSE PARTNERS THAT WE HAVE INVESTED RESOURCES, TIME, ENERGY, AND EFFORT IN PROVIDING PROGRAMS. YOU CAN SEE THIS LAST YEAR THAT WE ADDED SUMMER PROGRAMMING WITH THE POOLS SO UP AND BEYOND JUST THE ARTS, WE'RE ALSO THINKING ABOUT RECREATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENTS PARTICIPATING IN OUR PROGRAMS DURING THE SUMMER, WHICH IS COOL.

IN 2018, WE HAD ANOTHER INGRESS OUR DUCATIONAL ATTENDANCE OF 8%.

WE HAD A RECORD CROWD AT THE ARTS FESTIVAL OF 27,000. I DON'T KNOW IF IT CAN GET HOTTER THAN IT DID THE LAST YEAR. WE HAD ABOUT 128 ARTISTS ON THE FIELD. THEY HAD AVERAGE SALES BETWEEN 3 AND $8,000 FOR THE WEEKEND, WHICH IS SUCCESSFUL FOR THEM. THEY WERE HAPPY WITH THAT ACTIVITY THAT WE PROVIDED HERE IN WORTHINGTON. THE DEPTH OF FIELD PHOTO EXIST -- THAT WAS AT THE MIDDLE OF OUR FISCAL YEAR. WE HAD A PARTNERSHIP WITH METROPARKS, INCLUDING THE PHOTOGRAPHY OF THE METROPARKS AROUND THE AREA. IT WAS PHENOMENAL FOR US TO BE INVOLVED IN SOMETHING OUTSIDE THE WALLS OF THE MCCONNELL RTS CENTER.

IT WAS A GREAT PROJECT. THEY WERE THRILLED. WE WERE THRILLED.

WE'RE HOPING TO LOOK AT OTHER OPPORTUNITIES AS FAR AS WORKSHOPS IN THE FUTURE WITH METROPARKS. PLANNING, WE ALWAYS LOOK AT INCREASING OUR AUDIENCES AND LOOKING AT DIVERSE AUDIENCES. LAST YEAR WAS ANNOT IMITATION O PJ PARTY WITH KIDS.

AS WE LOOK OUTSIDE OF THE WALLS AS WELL AS FREE OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE COMMUNITY, WE CONTINUE TO PROVIDE VISUAL ARTS AND ORCHESTRA MASTER CLASSES TO PRIMARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS AT NO COST TO THOSE GUYS. AS A REMINDER, WE ACTUALLY PRODUCED A BOOK A FEW YEARS AGO WITH THE 4-H PROGRAM AT THE STATE LEVEL. IT'S WON SOME NATIONAL AWARDS AS FAR AS A PROJECT BOOK. I, AS WELL AS OTHER STAFF MEMBERS AND STAFF MEMBERS, GO JUDGE THE STATE FAIR. IT'S A THRILL. WE GET TO SEE IMPACT ARTS ARE HAVING ON THE AREA. IT'S A GREAT SHOWCASE FOR US AS AN ORGANIZATION TO HAVE THAT CONNECTION POINT. WITH THE 26TH ANNUAL WORTHINGTON ARTS FESTIVAL LAST YEAR -- WE CONTINUE TO INCREASE OUR SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS, AS WELL AS STUDENTS WITH NEEDS THROUGHOUT THE YEAR THROUGH OUR REGULAR PROGRAMS. SO IT'S A PRETTY GOOD YEAR OR THE MAC. AS WE MOVE FORWARD, I THINK THAT IS ONE THING THAT WE WILL CONTINUE TO LOOK AT AS FAR AS DEVELOPMENT OF OUR AUDIENCES AND WHAT MIGHT THAT LOOK LIKE FOR OUR FUTURE. WE'RE ON OUR SECOND -- THIRD STRATEGIC PLANNING PLAN, WHICH GOES THROUGH THE END OF THIS FISCAL YEAR.

WE MET AS A BOARD AND STARTED TO TALK ABOUT HOW WE CAN, YOU KNOW, LOOK AT SERVING ADDITIONAL AUDIENCES IN THE FUTURE. IT'S THE FIRST STEP IN ANOTHER THREE-YEAR PLAN, SO I THINK WE'RE WELL ON OUR WAY TO MAKE THAT HAPPEN. GRANT, OUR BOARD PRESIDENT, WHO IS HERE TONIGHT, SHE'S GOING TO TALK BOUT WHAT THAT TRANSITION LOOKS LIKE, A SHORT TRANSITION

AS WELL AS THE PLANS IN THE FUTURE. >> THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

I'D LIKE TO SAY HI TO ALL OF YOU. THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME.

I WANT TO SAY QUICKLY THANK YOU TO JOHN. I'M GETTING A LITTLE EMOTIONAL STANDING UP HERE. HE HAS LAID AN AMAZING FOUNDATION FOR THE MCCONNELL ARTS CENTER. HE'S BEEN IN FRONT OF YOU GUYS FOR A LONG TIME.

WE WILL MISS HIM AND HIS LEADERSHIP AND WE APPRECIATE EVERYTHING THAT HE AS DONE.

I'VE BEEN PRESIDENT FOR THE BOARD FOR ABOUT A YEAR AND A HALF BUT BEEN INVOLVED WITH THE MAC FOR A FEW YEARS. I KNOW THAT ALL THE WAYS THAT HE HAS IMPACTED NOT ONLY THE MAC BUT THE CITY OF WORTHINGTON HAS BEEN TREMENDOUS. THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING THAT YOU'VE DONE. I GUESS WHAT I'M HERE TO SAY IS REALLY KIND OF JUST TO JUMP OFF

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THE FOUNDATION THAT JOHN HAS LAID. WE ARE IN A TRANSITION, AND WE ARE CURRENTLY LOOKING FOR THE NEW EXECUTIVE DRECTOR. WE HAVE THE BOARD WELL-INVOLVED AND A SEARCH COMMITTEE AND THE PROCESS IS ALREADY UNDERWAY AND THE STAFF AND VOLUNTEERS.

WE HAVE A COLLABORATIVE GROUP THAT IS COMING TOGETHER TO LOOK FOR KIND OF OUR NEXT LITER AND SOMEBODY, WHO CAN COME IN AND CONTINUE THE EXCELLENCE AND THE SUCCESS OF THE ORGANIZATION

BUT WE TALKED ABOUT THAT A LOT. >> THE CONTINUED SUSTAINABILITY IS SOMETHING WE SHOULD BE CONCERNED WITH AS FAR AS HOW TO REALLY STAY ELL INTO THE FUTURE.

I THINK SCOTT ASKED THAT QUESTION LAST TIME AS WE STARTED THE RESERVED FUND AT THE COLUMBUS FOUNDATION, AND WE'VE ACTUALLY EXPANDED ON THIS LAST YEAR AND CREATED A TRUE ENDOWMENT AS WELL, SEPARATE FUND UP AND BEYOND THE BOARD DESIGNATED UND FOR THE OPPORTUNITY FOR THOSE INDIVIDUALS THAT MAY HAVE A PLANNED GIFT OR SOME SORT OF LEGACY GIFT FOR THE ORGANIZATION THAT WE'RE ALSO TO -- WE'RE NOW EQUIPPED TO DO THAT ON.

BUT AS WE CONTINUE TO GO, OBVIOUSLY GENERAL SUPPORT AND THE WAY THAT WE RY TO EXPAND

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PROGRAMS AND NOT NECESSARILY EXPANDING PROGRAMS FOR EXPANSION'S SAKE, IT'S HOW TO

MAKE THAT HAPPEN. >> THE NEXT STEP TO PUT FUNDING IN PLACE TO HELP FUND THE

EQUIPMENT AS IT AGES OUT. >> YOU REFERRED TO HAVING A COMPETITIVE EVEN.

I'M CURIOUS,, WHO DO YOU SEE AS COMPETITORS? >> WE JUST --

>> FRESH QUESTION. >> WE DID AN EXERCISE WITH THE BOARD, WHICH WAS VERY ENLIGHTENING, WHERE WE SAT DOWN AND PLOTTED, WHO WE THINK OUR POTENTIAL COMPETITORS ARE.

THERE ARE ARTS ORGANIZATIONS IN COLUMBUS AND SURROUNDING COMMUNITY.

WHAT WE DISCOVERED IS THERE ARE A LOT OF SPECIALISTS OUT THERE. YOU HAVE BALLET, THE CHAMBER, ALL OF THESE THAT ARE VERY SPECIFIC IN THEIR ONE AREA OF EXPERTISE.

WHAT WE DISCOVERED IS WE'RE SORT OF A GENERALIST IN A GOOD WAY, MEANING YOU CAN COME AND EXPERIENCE ART IN A MEANINGFUL FASHION, WHETHER YOU'RE SEEING SOMETHING ON SCREEN, TAKING A CLASS, GOING TO SEE A PERFORMANCE OF SOME KIND. WE'RE STILL KEEPING THE TYPE OF EXPERIENCE THAT YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE AT A HIGH LEVEL, WHILE KEEPING IT ACCESSIBLE, NOT MAKING IT TO EXPENSIVE THAT PEOPLE CAN'T COME AND ENJOY IT. SO WE REALLY JUST DID THAT SORT OF ASSESSMENT AND WE'RE DIGESTING THAT RIGHT NOW TO DETERMINE WHAT THAT MEANS FOR US AND WHERE DO WE POSITION OURSELVES MORE TRONGLY MOVING FORWARD BECAUSE WE MAPPED THAT OUT AND SAW THAT AS A COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE THAT WE HAVE A HIGH LEVEL ARTS EXPERIENCE, WHETHER COMING FOR VISUAL OR PERFORMANCE AND WE NEED TO KIND OF OPTIMIZE THAT

AND PLAY ON THAT EVEN MORE. >> SO WE HAVE THE COMPETITORS FROM FROM THE ENTRY LEVEL ACCESS OF THE ARTS TO SUPER PROFESSIONAL OPERA. ALL THOSE GUYS ARE COMPETITORS

OF OURS IN DIFFERENT WAYS AND DIFFERENT AREAS. >> IT'S VERY INTERESTING.

AND SAW IT AT THE CNTER. IT'S FUNNY BECAUSE THAT WHOLE MARKET, AS FAR AS PUBLIC TELEVISION, IS A WEIRD ANIMAL. YOU KNOW, THEY DON'T REALLY RECOGNIZE ANY REVENUE.

THERE'S TO REVENUE RECOGNITION OFF OF THAT. YOU KNOW, IT'S AN ODD THING.

BUT, YEAH, AS FAR AS NATIONAL RECOGNITION, YEAH, EXACTLY. >> PUT THE TWO TOGETHER.

>> THEY DO, ACTUALLY. THEY REALLY DO. WHEN THERE'S THE RECOGNITION, IT'S LIKE, OH, WOW, WHAT A COOL CONCEPT AND COOL PROJECT AND ONCE AGAIN KEEPING SONG WRITING AS TOP OF MIND WITHIN OUR OWN REGION IS A GREAT THING. YOU KNOW, AS YOU CONTINUE TO LOOK AT THE DEVELOPMENT OF WHAT THAT MEANS RIGHT NOW, I THINK THAT THERE'S 235 MARKETS, I THINK, OR 235 CITIES ACROSS THE COUNTRY. I DON'T KNOW WHAT THAT LOOKS LIKE AS FAR AS XPANSION OR WHAT THAT MIGHT BE, BUT YEAH. - ONE OF THE THINGS THAT I'VE ASKED AND I THINK THE LAST GROUP JUST FINALLY GOT THE REPORT BACK, I'M INTERESTED IN ALSO FINDING OUT FROM THEM WHAT THE IMPACT IS OF THOSE GRANTS THAT THEY RECEIVED. THERE'S SMALL, $1200, $2,000 GRANTS BUT STILL THE IDEA OF MEASUREMENT AND THAT THAT MEANS AS FAR AS SUCCESS IS SOMETHING THAT WE CONTINUE TO WORK ON, THAT THEY DON'T REALLY -- I DON'T THINK THEY UNDERSTAND WHAT THAT MEANS.

BEFORE, IN THE PAST, IT'S BEEN, OH, HERE'S SOME SUPPORT FOR OUR GREAT.ZATION.- WHAT DOES THAT MEAN FOR US AS A COMMUNITY SOME WE'RE OVING ON THE SECOND ROUND RIGHT NOW AND HOPEFULLY THAT WILL EXPAND. I'M NOT SAYING IS IT'S AN EASY THING.

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PHILOSOPHICAL DISCUSSION. WE UNDERSTOOD SOME OF THESE GRANTS WE WERE GIVING OUT WERE

NOT TO LEVERAGE ADDITIONAL RESOURCES. >> RIGHT.

>> GENERATE IS THE KIND OF INTEREST THIS MAC HAS. THIS IS A GOOD THING TO DO FOR A GROUP OF PEOPLE IN TOWN AND WE MAY WANT TO HAVE THAT DISCUSSION DOWN THE ROAD.

>> SURE. YEAH. RIGHT.

SURE, SURE. YEAH. ABSOLUTELY.

I CAN ALSO SHARE THE WHOLE APPLICATION PROCESS AS WELL, JUST SO THAT THERE'S AN IDEA OF WHAT THAT MEANS AS FAR AS WHAT THAT FUNDING IS.

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>>PRESIDENT PRO TEM S. MEYERS: I AM AT HIGH BANKS YESTERDAY HIKING BECAUSE I HAD THE DAY OFF AND MY WIFE DIDN'T. I'M THINKING I COULD DO THIS REQUIREMENT THING.

YOU'RE GOING TO DO IT. >> I'M GOING TO DO IT. I'M LUCKY TO BE ABLE TO DO THAT.

I THINK IF I DON'T TAKE THAT RIGHT NOW, I THINK IT'S A REALLY DUMB MOVE.

SO -- AND I'M ONE OF THESE PEOPLE -- AND I THINK THESE GUYS CAN ATTEST TO IT.

I'M NOT THE KIND OF PERSON THAT'S GOING TO SIT AND WATCH TELEVISION.

I THINK THAT, YOU KNOW, I WILL HOPEFULLY, YOU KNOW, REFLECT SOME OF THAT ENERGY INTO SOME

OTHER PROJECTS AND I'M REALLY AND CONTINUE THAT. >>PRESIDENT PRO TEM S. MEYERS:

YOU WILL BE MISSED. >> THANK YOU. THANK YOU SO MUCH.

>> WE'LL BE KNOCKING AT YOUR DOOR. >> THANKS FOR THE PRESENTATION STATISTICAL SUMMARY. DRIVING THERE PAST A DAY GOING TO AND FROM WORK, IT'S EASY TO LOSE TRACK OF A GEM IT REALLY. THE GROWTH IS IMPRESSIVE. THANK YOU.

>> I WANT TO SAY YOU TRULY HAVE BEEN AN INSPIRATION FOR EVERYONE IN WORTHINGTON AND BEYOND, AS YOU HAVE SHOWN. I CAN'T ELIEVE IT IS AMAZING ALL THOSE NUMBERS THAT YOU SHOWED IN FRONT OF US IN ADDITION TO THE PICTURES THAT YOU FLASHED OVER.

I THINK THAT WAS IMPRESSIVE, THE ACTUAL ARTISTS. YOU WANT THROUGH THAT FAST.

YOU DIFFERENT HAVE BROUGHT INSPIRATION TO WORTHINGTON AT THE MAC, WHERE INSPIRATION LIVES BUT TO GROW THIS FROM NEXT TO NOTHING TO THIS PHENOMENON THAT WE HAVE IS THAT KNOWN THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY WITH THE SONGS OF THE CENTER AND AS YOU FOUND OUT JUST ON THE AIRPLANE, IT IS AN AMAZING STORY THAT WE HOPE TO CONTINUE FOR A LONG TIME TO COME.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR ALL OUR SERVICE AND TIME AND SUPPORT THAT YOU'VE GIVEN TO THE COMMUNITY AND TO US. I REALLY APPRECIATE IT.

>> I STARTED ON THE MCCONNELL CULTURAL ARTS CENTER 12 YEARS BEFORE IT EVER OPENED ITS DOORS.

I NEVER IMAGINED THAT WE WOULD HAVE THIS GREAT OF A FACILITY AS WHAT WE HAVE.

THEN THAT WAS JUST FOR DOORS OPEN. AND WHERE YOU'VE TAKEN IT, WHERE YOU AND THE BOARD HAVE TAKEN IT, IT'S PHENOMENAL AND WE'RE GOING TO REALLY, TRULY MISS YOU BUT WE ALSO KNOW THAT YOU'RE GOING TO BE THERE TO HELP WHOEVER THE NEXT PERSON IS.

WE WISH YOU THE BEST. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR ALL YOU'VE DO

DONE. >> THIS MAY BE THE LAST OPPORTUNITY I HAVE TO SAY SOMETHING TO YOU PUBLICLY. JFK SAID AND I QUOTE "IF SATURDAY TO NOURISH THE ROOTS OF OUR CULTURE, SOCIETY MUST STET ARTIST FREE TO FOLLOW HIS OR ER VISION TO WHATEVER IT TAKES THEM". WORTHINGTON MUST OW SET YOU FREE.

BEST OF LUCK. THANK YOU. >> THANK YOU FOR ALL OF YOUR

SUPPORT, BOTH OF YOU AND HE WHOLE BOARD. >> PRESIDENT MICHAEL, OUR NEXT SPEAKER IS KTE, THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY.

WE'RE GOING TO TALK ABOUT THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY'S REQUEST THIS YEAR.

>> HI. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR HAVING US TONIGHT.

I'M GOING TO TALK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT SOME OF THE THINGS THAT WE DO ON AN ANNUAL BASIS AND A COUPLE OF PROJECTS THAT WE HAVE AND CHANGES GOING ON AT THE HISTORICAL S HECIETY.

WE ARE ACTIVELY CONTINUING PRESERVATION OF THE PROPERTY AND ALSO CONTINUED PRESERVATION OF

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ALL OF OUR COLLECTIONS, PHOTOGRAPHS, ARCHIVES, OBJECTS. WE ALSO HAVE A PRETTY SUBSTANTIAL HISTORIC CLOTHING COLLECTION, WHICH CONTINUES TO RECEIVE DONATIONS EACH YEAR AND THEN ALSO OUR DOLL CONSTRUCTION, WHICH RECEIVED A FEW SUBSTANTIAL DONATIONS IN 2018 THAT WERE PRETTY EXCITING FOR US. AND THEN WE ALSO REASON CONTINUING WITH A LOT OF OUR PROGRAMS. WE HAVE PIONEER DAYS FOR EVERY THIRD GRADER IN THE WORTHINGTON SCHOOL DISTRICT EVERY MAY. THAT HAS BEEN GOING ON OVER 50 YEARS AND IS A GREAT INTRODUCTION OF HISTORY. WE CONTINUE WITH OUR GHOST TOUR. THIS YEAR, WE HELD OUR GHOST TOUR AT WALNUT GROVE CEMETERY. IT WAS FUN, POURING DOWN RAIN, MISERABLE.

NONE OF THE VOLUNTEERS COMPLAIN AND WE HAD MORE THAN 100 PEOPLE COME OUT WITH THEIR UMBRELLAS AND GET DRENCHED. IT WAS EXCITING THAT THEY WERE INTERESTED ENOUGH IN LEARNING ABOUT PEOPLE BURIED IN WALNUT GROVE TO DO THAT. WE ARE ALSO LOOKING FORWARD TO OUR HOME TOUR IN 2019. THE ORANGE JOHNSON HOUSE WILL BE CELEBRATING AN ANNIVERSARY, THE FEDERAL WING, IN 2018. THAT IS GOING TO BE THE CENTERPIECE OF HOME TOUR THAT WE'LL FOCUS ON EARLY ARCHITECTURE. WE HAVE BUS TOURS, WALKING TOURS. WE HAVE AREAS THAT WE'RE GOING TO FOCUS ON, BREAKING THOSE TOURS UP, WHICH ALLOWS PEOPLE TO ATTEND MORE THAN ONE TOUR AND ALSO TO DELVE INTO THE STORIES OF THE PEOPLE AND THE BUILDINGS A LITTLE MORE. AND THEN TWO BIGS THINGS THAT WE'VE GOT GOING ON AT THIS SOCIETY THIS YEAR, LIKE I SAID, ORANGE JOHNSON HOUSE BICENTENNIAL IS COMING UP NEXT YEAR. WE'VE STARTED BICENTENNIAL PROJECTS AND WE HAVE AN AMBITION FUND-RAISING EFFORTS GOING ON NOW.

WE ARE HOPING IN EARLY 2019 TO ADDRESS THE MASONRY ALONG HIGH STREET PLANTERS AND THE ALL ALONG THE NORTH SIDE OF THE PROPERTY, WHICH ALL WAS CONSTRUCTED DURING THE RESTORATION IN THE 1960S AND IT'S BEEN REPAIRED MANY TIMES. NOW IT JUST REALLY NEEDS TO BE REPLACED. SO THAT IS A BIG UNDERTAKING. OUR BUDGET FOR THE WHOLE PROJECT IS THE SAME BUDGET -- OR VERY SIMILAR BUDGET TO WHAT THE FIRST RESTORATION WAS IN THE 1960S.

WHILE $150,000 FOR US TO RAISE NOW SEEMS REALLY, REALLY LARGE FOR THE WAY OUR BUDGET IS, IS WHEN I THINK ABOUT HOW WHO THE PEOPLE WHO BOUGHT THE ORANGE JOHNSON HOUSE IN 1963 RAISED THAT MUCH MONEY WITH ONE NOW BEING $7 THEN, THEY DID IT AND SO CAN WE.

SO THAT PROJECT WILL HOPEFULLY HAPPEN IN 2019 AND THEN THE OTHER THING IS WE'VE BEEN WORKING ON INCREASING OUR COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT, BEING MORE VISIBLE, MAKING SURE PEOPLE NOW HOW THEY CAN INTERACT WITH THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY AND HOW WORTHINGTON HISTORY FITS INTO THEIR LIVES. NOT EVERYBODY MIGHT SEE THEMSELVES AS A HISTORICAL SOCIETY MEMBER. WE ARE ACKNOWLEDGING THAT THAT IS OKAY.

IT'S IMPORTANT THAT PEOPLE ATTEND OUR EVENTS. THEY KNOW THAT WE CAN BE AVAILABLE FOR RESEARCH TO HELP THEM LEARN ABOUT THE PLACE AND THE PEOPLE THAT WERE HERE BEFORE THEM. WE'VE WORKED ON -- WE WORKED WITH THE CITY THIS SUMMER DOING SOME SOCIAL MEDIA, SHOWING HOW PLACES HAVE CHANGED OVER TIME, WHICH WAS A FUN PROJECT FOR US.

LUCKILY, THE WAY WE WORKED THAT PROJECT, WE WERE ABLE TO SHARE THE CONTENT ON THEIR SOCIAL MEDIA AND THE CITY SHARED IT FROM US, SO WE INCREASED OUR REACH FOR THAT PROJECT BUT ALSO FOR ALL OF OUR PROJECTS THROUGH THAT. FOR ME, IT WAS EXCITING TO SEE HOW MANY PEOPLE WERE READING ABOUT WORTHINGTON HISTORY, COMMENTING ON IT, NOTICING HOW THINGS CHANGED, RECALLING WHICH SECTIONS THEY REMEMBERED. THE BOARD HAS DECIDED TO EXPAND THE ROLL OF THE DIRECTOR SO I WILL NOW BE, WORKING 30 HOURS A WEEK INSTEAD OF 20 HOURS A WEEK,

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WHICH WILL BE GREAT FOR OUR AGILITY AND OUR ABILITY TO INTERACT WITH THE COMMUNITY AND.

I THINK THAT IS WHAT I WANTED TO MAKE SURE I SHARED WITH YOU. IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS, I WILL ANSWER THEM.

PEOPLE. THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY IS HARDER TO BRING IN YOUNGER PEOPLE.

I'M WONDERING HOW YOU ARE ABLE TO DO THINGS TO BRING IN MORE PEOPLE.

>> ABSOLUTELY. WE'VE DONE A COUPLE OF DIFFERENT PROGRAMS AND WE'RE CONSTANTLY EXPERIMENTING WITH PROGRAMS. ONE OF THE GREAT THINGS FOR ME IN MY POSITION IS THAT VOLUNTEERS AND OUR BOARD IS SUPPORTIVE OF TRYING NEW THINGS AND SEE IF THEY WORK.

A COUPLE OF YEARS AGO, WE STARTED HAVING THE ARM ANIMALS AT THE SPRING OPENING, AND THAT EVENT BRINGS IN FAMILIES WITH PRESCHOOLERS, LIKE HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE, WHICH, FOR US, IS A BIG EVENT. AND ALSO PRESCHOOLERS ARE NOT OUR TYPICAL AUDIENCE, SO WE HAD A LITTLE BIT OF A LEARNING CURVE FOR THAT BUT THAT'S IMPORTANT. PEOPLE ARE SAYING I DIDN'T KNOW THIS HOUSE WAS HERE. THIS IS -- AND HAVING A MEANINGFUL AND FUN EXPERIENCE WITH THEIR PRESCHOOLERS IN A HISTORICAL SITE AND REALIZING WE'RE GOING TO COME BACK AND INTERACT. THEY DON'T ALSO NECESSARILY BECOME MEMBERS, BUT THEY START WATCHING OUR CALENDAR. OUR GHOST TOUR BRINGS OUT A COMPLETELY DIFFERENT DEMOGRAPHIC, PEOPLE, WHO ARE -- ONE THING WITH IT BEING THE CEMETERY, PEOPLE WITH LIKE THE CEMETERY AT NIGHT, I HAVE TO TO GO. THOSE PEOPLE ARE THEN LEARNING ABOUT HISTORY BUT IN A DIFFERENT FORMAT THAT IS NOT YOUR TYPICAL SIT DOWN AND HEAR A LECTURE, WHICH WE STILL DO BECAUSE WE DO HAVE A SEGMENT OF OUR AUDIENCE THAT THAT IS THE WAY THAT THEY WANT -- THAT'S WHAT THEY LIKE. BUT WE KEEP CHANGING. WE HAD A LUNCH AT THE WORTHINGTON INN IN MAY AND I WAS SURPRISED HOW MANY OF MY PEERS WERE AT THAT.

WE KEEP EXPERIMENTING WITH HOW WE CAN INTERACT IN DIFFERENT WAYS.

I FEEL LIKE THERE WAS ONE OTHER THING I WAS GOING TO SAY.

>> I'LL ASK THE SAME QUESTION THAT I ASKED AS THE PREVIOUS SPEAKERS.

WHAT DO YOU SEE AS YOUR CHALLENGING MOVING FORWARD? >> ONE BIG CHALLENGE IS BEING ABLE TO TAKE CARE OF THE BUILDINGS, WHICH HAS BIG NEEDS BECAUSE THEY'RE OLDER AND NEEDING UPKEEP. WE DON'T JUST USE CITY FUNDS FOR THE MAINTENANCE OF OUR BUILDING SO WE CONTINUE STANDLY HAVE TO BE CAREFUL AND OBSERVANT ABOUT HOW WE'RE GOING TO BE RAISING FUNDS TO TAKE CARE OF THE PROPERTIES AND ALSO MAKING SURE WHY WE'RE GOING ON INCREASING COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT IS MAKING SURE PEOPLE UNDERSTAND THE DIFFERENT WAYS THAT WE CAN FIT INTO THEIR LIVES. WE CAN OFFER HELP WITH RESEARCH, LIKE FINDING OUT IF YOU BUY A HOUSE, MAYBE FINDING PHOTOGRAPHS OF YOUR HOUSE, TELLING YOU WHO LIVED THERE BEFORE AND THAT YOU CAN -- ONCE PEOPLE GET TO OUR SITES, THEY SAY, WOW, THIS IS GREAT AND PEOPLE DON'T STAY FOR 15 MINUTES. THEY STAY FOR AN HOUR, HOUR AND 15 MINUTES BUT IT'S GETTING THEM INTO THE SITE AND GETTING THEM -- THEN THEY'RE EXCITED TO BE THERE.

THAT'S A BIG CHALLENGE FOR US. >> I HAVE TO SAY YOUR SO TIERS ARE FANTASTIC.

THEY ARE KNOWLEDGEABLE AND INCREDIBLY INTERESTING. BIG SHOUTOUT TO THEM.

>> I THINK THEY'RE AMAZING. I'M LUCKY. THEY MAKE MY JOB FUN TO BE ABLE TO SUPPORT THE WORK THAT THEY ARE DOING. AND THAT DID REMIND ME.

THE OTHER THING IS GETTING NEW VOLUNTEERS, YOUNG VOLUNTEERS. ONE HING THAT HAS BEEN HELPFUL IS THE EXACT -- WE'RE GETTING YOUNG PEOPLE TO HELP CATALOG AND PHOTOGRAPH.

IN THE PAST, IT WAS DIFFICULT FOR US TO ACCOMMODATE STUDENTS' SCHEDULES.

RIGHT NOW, WE HAVE A PRETTY -- I WOULD SAY WE HAVE LIKE 8-10 PEOPLE, WHO ARE IN THEIR 20S AND YOUNG 30S, WHO ARE WORKING AT SOME LEVEL, AND THAT, FOR ME, IS REALLY EXCITING BECAUSE WE

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STARTED WITH ONE. >> I HAVE A QUESTION. I KNOW THAT THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY STARTED OFF WITH THE REALLY OLDER SITES WITHIN IN TOWN BUT I THINK YOU'VE EXPANDED BEYOND THAT. WHAT OTHER AREAS IN THE AREA F REGION HAVE YOU HELPED RESEARCH

AND HELPED PEOPLE OUT. >> LIKE RESEARCHING THEIR PROPERTIES AND THINGS?

>> YES. >> I MEAN, IF IT FALLS IN WORTHINGTON AND SOMETIMES EVEN A LITTLE BIT FURTHER OUT, WE WILL DO OUR BEST TO FIGURE THINGS OUT.

I'VE HAD SO MUCH FUN IN MY JOB LEARNING FROM JENNY MCCORMICK AND ALL THE OTHER VOLUNTEERS HOW TO DO THE RESEARCH AND I'VE FOUND. THAT I WILL TAKE THAT OFF ON THE SIDE AND PLOW THROUGH, WORKING ON FINDING PEOPLE DETAILS, GENERALOLOGIES, THINGS LIKE

THAT. WE HAVE LIKE A GEOGRAPHIC SCOPE. >> I WAS TRYING TO GET -- I KNOW IT WAS AT ONE PRESENTATION ABOUT COLONIAL HILLS AND I WAS IMPRESSED THAT YOU HAD ADDITIONAL RESEARCH THAT I HAD NEVER SEEN OTHER THAT WAS ON PAUL GEORGE'S WEBSITE AND IT WAS SUPER IMPRESSIVE. I THINK YOU'VE ALSO BEEN HELPING THE -- WE HAVE THE UNION FLINT ROAD/WALNUT GROVE CEMETERY AND YOU'VE BEEN HELPING THE HISTORY. WHAT I'M TRYING TO GET FROM ARE

YOU IS INSTEAD OF JUST DOWNTOWN -- >> YEAH.

WE'RE DEFINITE OUTSIDE OF MORNING/EVENING FOR SURE. WE GET RESEARCH REQUESTS FROM PEOPLE IN LYNNWORTH AND WE'RE EXCITED TO DELVE INTO THOSE. WE HAD SOMEONE, WHO DONATED, THIS YEAR, A CIVIL WAR ERA FLAG AND A GUN AND A GAR BOOK FROM THEIR FAMILY RELATIVE, WHO LIVED NEAR THE HARD ROAD AREA. WE SPENT A LOT OF TIME WORKING WITH THEM TO RESEARCH THEIR FAMILY AND PUT THAT ON DISPLAY. WE PICTURE OURSELF WITH OUTSIDE --

>> I GUESS WITH THE ANALOGY OF THE MAC, YOU'RE A GO-TO CENTER, ANOTHER GEM IN THE COMMUNITY

THAT A LOT COMMUNITIES DON'T. HAVE THAT'S EXCITING. >> I THINK SO.

I APPRECIATE THAT. I GUESS I NEVER REALIZED -- I DON'T KNOW HOW MANY PEOPLE IN TOWN REALIZE THAT. I DON'T KNOW HOW MUCH YOU WANT TO BROADCAST IT.

>> IT'S NOT JUST ME. THERE'S A WHOLE CREW OF PEOPLE THAT WE WORK TOGETHER.

>>PRESIDENT PRO TEM S. MEYERS: IT IS AN INCREDIBLE RESOURCE. IT'S LIKE FOR ME CALLING THE STATE LIBRARY AND SAYING I HAVE THIS ISSUE AND TWO DAYS LATER, I GOT A CALL BACK WITH A WHOLE BIBLIOGRAPHY. IT WAS KIND OF THE SAME THING WHEN YOU GOT INVOLVED.

THAT'S A HUGE RESOURCE. I THINK IT WOULD BE NICE FOR PEOPLE TO KNOW THAT.

>> FOR ME, SOMETIMES I WORRY THAT I GET DISTRACTED BY RESEARCH AND DELVE INTO IT AND SPEND TOO MUCH TIME ON IT. THAT IS WHY WE EXIST. SO DOING A FUND-RAISER IS IMPORTANT. WE NEED TO DO THAT TO BE ABLE TO MAKE ENDS MEET BUT IT'S SO THAT WE CAN PROVIDE PEOPLE WITH INFORMATION ABOUT THINGS THAT MEET NEEDS, LIKE WHAT YOUR PROJECT WAS OR WHAT THEIR REQUESTS ARE, WHAT PEOPLE ARE TRYING TO LEARN ABOUT.

SO IT IS REALLY FUN TO BE ABLE TO FIND THE ANSWERS OR WE HAVE ALL THESE COLLECTIONS THAT PEOPLE HAVE BEEN WORKING ON AMASSING SINCE 1955 AND TO BE ABLE TO GO -- WE'VE BEEN WORKING ON DIGITIZING THEM, GETTING THEM IN OUR COMMUTERS SO WE CAN FIND THEM QUICKLY AND WE CAN PULL IT TOGETHER, MYSELF ND THE OTHER VOLUNTEERS THAT WORK ON IT ARE ALWAYS JUST AS EXCITED THAN THE RECIPIENTS ABOUT WHAT WE FIND. IT'S FUN.

>> SO LAST MEETING, I BELIEVE WE TALKED ABOUT A FUND -- VERY SPECIFIC FUND THAT WE HAVE.

IT'S BICENTENNIAL FUND, WHICH HAS SOME MONEY IN IT. I WOULD OT ADVOCATE FOR USING THAT FOR MANY THINGS. IT'S MORE THAN JUST A BICENTENNIAL BUT IT'S FORTUITOUS

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THAT YOU HAVE A BICENTENNIAL COMING UP. I THINK IT WOULD BE HIGHLY

APPROPRIATE FOR US TO USE THAT MONEY. >> MY ONLY CONCERN IS WHETHER OR NOT WE CAN USE CITY FUNDS FOR THE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS OF A FACILITY NOT OWNED BY THE

FACILITY. >> SURE. WHETHER IT'S PROGRAMMING OR

WHATEVER. >> PROBABLY MORE INTO PROGRAMMING.

WE CAN'T FUND THE FUNDS INTO THE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS OF THE BUILDING.

WE'VE GONE OVER THIS. WE WOULD HAVE TO DO IT IN PROGRAMMING NOT IN CAPITAL

IMPROVEMENT. >> A COMMENT YOU MADE EARLY IN THE PRESENTATION JOGGED MY MEMORY. YOU TALKED ABOUT A TIE-IN WITH THE SCHOOLS AND PROGRAMMING YOU DO WITH THE SCHOOLS. IS THE THIRD GRADE DVOTED TO WORTHINGTON HISTORY.

>> YEAH. THE LOCAL HISTORY COMPONENT IS FOR THIRD GRADERS.

>> IT WAS GOING ON IN 1963. I'M GLAD TO SEE IT'S GOING ON. >> WE'VE HAD AN EXPANSION.

THEY ALSO HAD LIVE GOVERNMENT. SO WE'RE AKING IT INTO THE HISTORIC AS WELL AS THE CURRENT.

>> I THINK THE QUESTION ABOUT HOW DO YOU KEEP PEOPLE ENGAGED IN WORTHINGTON HISTORY, THAT'S CERTAINLY A GREAT STEP AND I APPLAUD WHAT YOU'RE DOING. THANK YOU.

>>PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: ROB ROBINSON.

D. ROBINSON: THANK YOU. I THINK YOUR IDEA OF BICENTENNIAL TO BICENTENNIAL IS INSPIRING. THANK YOU FOR MENTIONING THE GHOST TOUR.

IT'S BEEN A NUMBER OF YEARS SINCE MY FAMILY PARTICIPATED. YOU SAID IT WAS RAINING HEAVILY AND YET 100 PEOPLE STILL SHOWED UP. WHAT ABOUT THE GHOSTS IS THIS.

>> THEY ALL WERE THERE AND NONE OF THEM COMPLAINED. I WAS HAPPY.

>> I EVER THOUGHT ABOUT THAT. >> THE RAIN WENT RIGHT THROUGH THEM.

>> YEAH OTHER QUESTIONS? THANK YOU VERY MUCH TO YOU, YOUR BOARD AND VOLUNTEERS.

WE APPRECIATE WHAT YOU'RE DOING AS A COMMUNITY AND WE CANNOT THANK YOU ENOUGH.

>> JUST A COUPLE PROCEDURAL ITEMS TO LOOK AHEAD SO THE MCCONNELL ARTS CENTER REQUESTS FOR $220,000, THAT'S REFLECTIVE OF WHAT'S IN THE PRELIMINARY BUDGET BECAUSE IT DIDN'T INCREASE YEAR AFTER YEAR. THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY REQUEST WAS 32,500, WHICH WAS AN INCREASE. THAT IS PART OF THE 11,250 THAT I TALKED ABOUT BEING PART OF COMMUNITY GROUPS. WE ALSO HAVE ANOTHER ORGANIZATION THAT'S REQUESTED AND INCREASE. PROBABLY AT THE NEXT MEETING, WE'LL NEED TO DISCUSS ARE WE GOING TO INCREASE THE TOTAL POT ARE ARE WE GOING TO FUND OUR ORGANIZATIONS THAT HAVE ASKED FOR MORE, THUS LEAVING LESS FOR THE SMALLER GROUPS THAT WE ALLOCATE AFTER HE FIRST OF THE

YEAR, THOSE KIND OF DECISIONS ARE BEFORE YOU. >> THAT WILL BE AT OUR UPCOMING

MEETING, CORRECT? >> YES, MA'AM. WE WILL NEED SOME DIRECTION.

WE'RE GOING TO INTRODUCE THE BUDGET. WE'RE GOING TO ASK YOU TO INTRODUCE THE BUDGET ORDINANCE AT THE NEXT MEETING. YOU CAN CERTAINLY DISCUSS IT THEN. THE FINAL DECISION, WE'LL ASK YOU TO MAKE IN DECEMBER.

>> THAT SEEM S APPROPRIATE TO DISCUSS AT THE NEXT MEETING TO WE HAVE GUIDANCE FOR THE FINAL

-- >> YES, MA'AM. >> MAC AND THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY, YOU'RE WELCOME TO STAY FOR THE REST OF THE BUDGET PRESENTATION; HOWEVER, WE UNDERSTAND IF YOU DECIDE YOU DON'T WANT TO. COMPLETELY FINE.

>>PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: SORRY. I UNDERSTAND THAT. MR. GREESON, WE'LL CONTINUE ON

[5.A.II. Proposed 2019 Budget - Departmental Overview Executive Summary: Staff will overview the proposed 2019 operating budgets for Service & Engineering and Parks & Recreation]

WITH OUR PROPOSED BUDGET. >> I DIDN'T GET ME OPPORTUNITY TO SAY THANKS.

THEY'RE VALUE AND VALUABLE PARTNERS TO THE STAFF ON A DAILY BASIS AND WE APPRECIATE THEM.

I'M GOING TO GO AHEAD AND TURN IT OVER RELATIVELY QUICKLY. WE REALLY DON'T NEED TO DWELL ON THIS PROCESS AGAIN, JUST TO AY WE'RE MOVING THROUGH THE DEPARTMENT PRESENTATIONS AND DEPARTMENTAL BUDGETS AND PROVIDING YOU AGAIN AND OPPORTUNITY TO DISCUSS EACH OF OUR AREAS. TONIGHT, WE'LL HAVE SERVICE AND ENGINEERING AS WELL AS PARKS AND

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RECR RECREATION. THIS WILL WRAP UP DEPARTMENTAL PRESENTATIONS. NEXT WEEK, WE'RE GOING TO ATTEMPT TO ANSWER PROBABLY IN WRITING, DISTRIBUTE TO YOU, A MEMO THAT ADDRESSES YOU'VE RAISED TO DATE COMPREHENSIVELY, INCLUDING THOSE THAT YOU RAISED TONIGHT, IF THERE'S ANY THAT WE NEED TO WRITE ANSWERS TO, AND THEN WE WILL JUST TRY TO FOLLOW UP NEXT WEEK ON ANY FINAL KIND OF BUDGET ISSUES, MAKE TOUCH ON THE CIP BRIEFLY AND SEE IF YOU HAVE NIP FINAL QUESTIONS ON THAT.

SO A LITTLE BIT OF LESS STRUCTURED PRESENTATION NEXT WEEK, A LITTLE MORE INFORMAL CONVERSATION ABOUT THE ANSWERS TO YOUR QUESTIONS AND ANY FOLLOW-UPS.

I'M GOING TO TURN IT OVER TO MR. WHITEHEAD AND HE'S GOING TO DO A GREAT JOB WITH PRESENTING

THE DEPARTMENT OF SERVICE AND ENGINEERING. >> THANK YOU, MR. GREESON, PRESIDENT MICHAEL, MEMBERS OF COUNCIL, I'M EXCITED, BELIEVE IT OR NOT, TO DO THIS PRESENTATION TONIGHT. I WON'T DWELL ON THESE FIRST SLIDES.

IF ANYONE HAS ANY SPECIFIC QUESTIONS ON THEM, I WILL TRY TO ANSWER THEM OR POSSIBLY DEFER.

THOSE FIRST TWO SLIDES ABOUT THE EXPENDITURE SUMMARIES AND FUNDS. THE NEXT SLIDE IS REFERRING TO THE MANAGEMENT ISSUES THAT WE HAVE. ONE F OUR BIGGEST ISSUES, PROBABLY THE IGGEST ISSUE AS MANAGER, AS A LEADER, IS THE TURNOVER WE'RE EXPERIENCING IN OUR STAFF AND HAVE EXPERIENCED THE LAST FEW YEARS. THAT'S LARGELY TO RETIREMENT.

WE HAVE AN AGEING WORKFORCE AND WE'RE WORKING ON THAT TURNOVER. FROM AN OPERATING STANDPOINT, WHAT THAT REQUIRES US TO DO CORRECTLY IS TO INCREASE TRAINING BUDGET, INCREASE FOCUS ON TECHNOLOGY AND FOCUS ON THOSE THINGS THAT HELP US WITH RETENTION, WITH SUCCESSION PLANNING FOR THOSE POSITIONS TO BECOME OPEN WITH EXISTING STAFF, AND STRENGTHENING OUR IN-HOUSE CAPABILITY, WHICH HELPS US SAVE MONEY FROM USING OUTSIDE CONSULTANTS AS WELL AS HONESTLY A BETTER QUALITY PRODUCT BECAUSE WE HAVE A LITTLE MORE PASSION UNDERSTANDING OF WHAT'S REQUIRED IN THE PROJECTS. IN ADDITION IS CHANGE IN LEADERSHIP MANY MANAGEMENT AND PHILOSOPHY. BOTH THE SERVICE SUPERINTENDENT AND MYSELF ARE TWO YEARS OR LESS INTO THIS OPPORTUNITY AND ARE FOCUSSING ON MAINTAINING THE SAME TYPE PERFORMANCE WE HAVE WITH SOME SIGNIFICANT STRAINS AND INFRASTRUCTURE, UTILITIES, AND FACILITY.

AND BY THE NATURE OF WHAT WE DO IN SERVICE ENGINEERING, IT'S HARD NOT TO BLEND SOME OF MY DISCUSSION WITH CAPITAL 3 IMPROVEMENT AS WELL AS OPERATING, SO PLEASE HUMOR ME FOR SOME OF THAT AS I SPEAK. ONE OF OUR MORE URGENT NEEDS, AS YOU ALL KNOW, IS ASSESSING AND REPLACING OUR AGING WATER LINES AS WELL AS OTHER INFRASTRUCTURE WE HAVE IN THE COMMUNITY AND GOING BACK TO THAT MANAGEMENT DISCUSSION ON, NUMBER ONE, THE OPERATING BUDGET INCLUDES A SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT OF MONEY TO ASSESS THAT ASSESSMENT AND NUMBER TWO, THE IDEAS THAT WE'RE USING TRAIN AND TECHNOLOGY TO INCREASE SERVICE CAPABILITIES AND FOCUS ON WHAT SOME COUNCIL MEMBERS NEED TO FOCUS ON: LIFE CYCLE AND INFRASTRUCTURE AND UNDERSTANDING HOW BEST TO MAKE THOSE REPAIRS AND REPLACEMENTS AS WE PROCEED. WE HAVE A CONTINUED NEED FOR INCREASE IN ACCOMMODATION FOR PEDESTRIAN AND BICYCLE TRAFFIC AND CONTINUING TO ACKNOWLEDGE.

THAT IT'S A PARADIGM SHIFT, TO SEE. DEGREE, BUT I THINK WE'RE SUCCESSFUL THIS DOING THAT AND FOCUSSING ON WORKING WITH DARREN AND HIS CREW, WORKING ON THE COMPLETE STREETS POLICY AND PUTTING IN THE BIKE PLAN, FOCUSSING ON THE STREET IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM TO SHIFT THE FOCUS FROM A PAVEMENT REHABILITATION -- SORRY.

FROM A REACTIVE MAINTENANCE OR REPLACEMENT APPROACH TO MORE OF A PROACTIVE APPROACH TO INDREESE LIFE CYCLES, BETTER SPEND THE MONEY AND FOCUS ON BETTER USES TO GIVE US BETTER BANG FOR THE BUCK, SO TO SPEAK. ENERGY EFFICIENCY INITIATIVES HAVE MULTIPLE LEVELS OF BENEFITS AND OPERATING BUDGET BENEFIT IS INCREASED ENERGY SAVINGS THAT COME FROM IMPLEMENTING GREATER

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ENERGY EFFICIENT SYSTEMS AS WELL AS THE NEED FOR REPLACING THOSE AGING MECHANICAL EQUIPMENTS WE HAVE IN OUR BUILDINGS WITH THE ROOFS AND SUCH AS THAT. AS WELL AS OUR STREET LIGHTS.

SAME GOES FOR THOSE TO TRY TO GO THROUGH AND REPLACE HOSE STREET LIGHTS IN OUR COMMUNITY WITH LED COMPONENTS. STORM WATER CONTINUES TO BE A GROWING CONCERN WITHIN OUR COMMUNITY, WITH THE RESIDENTS AND THE OHIO EPA AND FEDERAL EPA.

WE'RE ADDRESSING SOME NOT ISOLATED BUT SEVERAL AREAS WITHIN THE COMMUNITY THAT ARE FACING FLOODING CHALLENGES AND POUR CONVEYANCE OF STORM WATER THAT WE'D LIKE TO ADDRESS OVER TIME AND CONTINUE TO BE CONSIST WITH OUR MS-4 MUNICIPAL SEPARATE STORM EWER SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS UNDER THE EPA OR THE COMMUNITY. WE HAVE ISSUES THAT WE'RE ADDRESSING AND HAVE ADDRESSED THAT WILL FOCUS ON PUTTING IN PLACE BEST PRACTICES TO MAINTAIN COMPLIANCE AND SUSTAINABILITY PRACTICES. FROM MORE OF AN ENGINEERING PERSPECTIVE THAN A SERVICE PERSPECTIVE, THE NORTHEAST GATEWAY PROJECT IS A TIME-SUCKER TIME-SUCKER.

>> ENGINEERING TERM. IT TAKES A LOT OF OUR TIME AND EFFORT AND IT'S BEGINNING TO PICK UP A LOT OF MOMENT UP WITH THIS ACQUISITION OF THE 124 PARCELS.

WE'RE MAKING GOOD PROGRESS. YOU'LL SOON SEE ACT INQUIRY TAKES TAKE PLACE AND WE'RE CLOSE TO THE POINT OF BEING ABLE TO RELOCATE FACILITY. WE HAVE A VERY SEVERELY DAMAGED OR CONDITIONED WATERED WATER LINE ALONG HUNTLY ROAD THAT WE'RE GOING TO KICK START THE PROJECT WITH AND REPLACE THAT BECAUSE AN EXISTING RIGHT-OF-WAY WE HAVE OF OHIO PUBLIC WORKS COMMISSION, MONEY TO DO THAT WITH. IT WAS ALSO A PART OF THE INITIAL PROJECT AS A RELOCATION. AFTER THAT, WE'LL START ON A DEMOLITION OF SOME OF THE STRUCTURES OUT THERE AND PROCEED TO THE SANITARY, THE ROADWAY UPGRADES AND CONTINUE WITH THAT PROJECT. OTHER ROJECTS WE HAVE IS TRYING TO WASH AWAY THE SANITARY SEWER UPGRADES. WE WANT TO GET THROUGH THOSE AND WE HAVE LARGE PROJECTS COMING UP. THOSE ARE TAKING A GOOD BIT OF OUR TIME AND IT'S IMPORTANT FROM A SUSTAINABILITY EFFORT AS WELL BECAUSE THOSE DO THINGS TO INCREASE THE VALUE OF OUR WATER

QUALITY IN THE COMMUNITY. >> IF I MAY, PARTICULARLY THE KENYAN BURKE SEWER PROJECT, WE'RE PROBABLY BRING FORWARD A PRESENTATION EARLY NEXT YEAR THROUGH THAT PROJECT IN DETAIL.-

IT'S A BIG -- IT'S OUR MOST SIGNIFICANT SEWER PROJECT. >> IT'S A BIG ONE.

IT'LL BE A FUN ONE. WE SHOULD, IN THE FEW MONTH, WE SHOULD BE CONTRACTING FROM THE EAST WILSON BRIDGEWATER LINE WE PLACEMENT WATER PROJECT AND HAPPY TO DO THAT UNDERWAY AND GET THAT DONE. WE'RE CONTINUING WITH THE MANAGEMENT AND SOLID WASTE AND STORM WATER PROGRAMS AND LOOKING TO IMPLEMENT NEW PROGRAMS THERE, PARTICULAR WILL WITH FOOD WASTE RECYCLING. I HOPE TO BE ABLE TO START WITH PILOT PROJECTS WITH THAT IN A FEW MONTHS

>> WE HAVE A GRANT TO BEGIN A PROJECT AT OUR FACILITY FOR PEOPLE TO DROP IT OFF IN A KIOSK TYPE APPROACH. I'M RELATIVELY SURE WE'LL GET THE GRANT.

THAT WILL GIVE US AN OPPORTUNITY TO GAUGE THE COMMUNITY, SEE HOW IT'S PERCEIVE AND HOW MUCH PARTICIPATION THERE'S AND MOVE TO ANOTHER SYSTEM. AND OUR EVER-PASSIONATE SERVICE DIRECTION TO BE, STEVE, AS DONE SOME RESEARCH AND IS PILOTING A DIRECT LIQUID APPLICATION PROGRAM FOR SNOW ND ICE CONTROL. THIS HAS SOME SIGNIFICANCE

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SUSTAINABILITY ADVANTAGES AS WELL AS SOME SIGNIFICANT OPPORTUNITY ADVANTAGES AND PERFORMANCE LEVEL ADVANTAGES AND IT ALLOWS US TO, WITH THE NEW SYSTEM THAT WE'LL CREATED, CREATE OUR OWN LIQUID APPLICATION THAT WE CAN PUT DOWN.

OTHER AREAS. STEVE HAS DONE A GREAT DEAL OF RESEARCH WITH THAT, WORKED WITH DISTRICT TWO OF ODOT, OWLING GREEN AND OTHERS. WE HAD ODOT COME IN HERE AND DO A REGIONAL, NOT TO JUST US BUT TO THE OTHER COMMUNITIES, TRAINING SESSION ON THAT AND WE ARE REALLY LOOKING FORWARD -- NOT LOOKING FORWARD TO SNOW BUT WE ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO FIGHTING IT. AND AGAIN THE COMPLETE STREETS POLICY AND BIKE AND PEDESTRIAN MASTER PLAN INITIATIVES ARE WELL UNDERWAY. WE LOOK TO SEE THOSE STARTING TO COME TO FRUITION IN THE NEAR FUTURE.

WE HAD SOME MEETINGS WITH THEM. GUIDANCE DOCUMENTS DRAFTED THAT WE WILL BE BRINGING TO YOU IN THE NEAR FUTURE AND THOSE WILL COME TOGETHER AT THE SAME TIME LINE IN EARLY 2019.

AND BACK TO THE TECHNOLOGY, WE ARE CONTINUING TO SORT OF ORGANICINGLY UPGRADE OUR GIS SYSTEM AND WORKING WITH LEE WITH SYSTEM. AND PERMITTING TRACKING- THAT IS MY PRESENTATION, HAPPY

TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS. >> I THINK IT IS A COMMENT OR SUGGESTION. WE HAVE A REEN TEAM THAT WORKS ON THESE ISSUES, AND WE ARE TAKING A LEAD IN THE COMMUNITY TO DO THIS. I WOULD LIKE TO SEE IF THERE IS A WAY TO COMPILE WHAT WE ARE DOING TO SHOW THE COMMUNITY THE INITIATIVES THAT WE ARE TAKING FROM THAT PERSPECTIVE, FROM THAT LENS. AND IT MAY NOT BE A BUDGET IMPLICATION, BUT I THINK THIS IS A GOOD POINT AT WHICH TO BRING THAT UP.

THAT IS DEFINITELY ONE OF COUNCIL'S GOALS AS WLL, AND IF WE CAN BRING A LIGHT TO WHAT WE DOING, WE CAN THINK ABOUT WHAT OTHER THINGS WE CAN DO AND HOW WE CAN ENCOURAGE MORE WITH THE COMMUNITY. WE ARE DOING A LOT BUT I DON'T

THINK PEOPLE KNOW ABOUT IT. >> I WON'T BELABOR THE POINT BUT IT IS AN AWESOME POINT. WE ARE WORKING WITH MORPC'S 2050 PROGRAM. MR. GREESON AND I HAVE TALKED ABOUT THAT AND WE FORGED AHEAD. AND AS YOU LOOK THROUGH THE FEW THINGS ON THIS LIST, THERE ARE QUITE A FEW THINGS WE ARE DOING THAT ARE IN LINE WITH THAT PROGRAM.

>> WE HAVE WORKED WITH THE STORY, WHAT ARE THE GOOD GREEN THINGS WE ARE DOING IN THE COMMUNITY AS ONE OF THE STORIES THAT GO OUT IN THE NEWSLETTER. THAT IS ONE SIMPLE.

ANYONE OVER HERE? ANYONE ON THIS SIDE, QUESTIONS?

>> IF I MAY, MADAM PRESIDENT. JUST ONE QUICK DISCONNECT FOR ME, AND THIS CAN BE ANSWERED TONIGHT OR ANOTHER TIME AND IT MIGHT JUST AS WELL GO TO MATT OR MR. WHITED.

BUT I'M LOOKING AT YOUR FIRST SLIDE WITH THE GENERAL FUND SUMMARY. MODIFY YOU MENTIONED YOU ARE LOSING MORE OF THE EXPERIENCED HALF OF THE MANAGEMENT LEVEL.

AS I LOOK AT THE BUDGET AND FORECAST BETWEEN 2019 AND 2020, THERE IS A 3% INCREASE ON PERSONNEL SERVICES, WHICH KIND OF FOLLOWS CONVENTIONAL LOGIC OF A 3% ANNUAL INCREASE FOR THE STAFF. BUT FROM 2018 TO 2019 IT IS UP ALMOST 5%. WHAT I WOULD EXPECT TO SEE, HONESTLY, IS WHEN YOU LOSE THOSE MORE SEASONED STAFF THAT ARE AT THE UPPER QUARTILES OF THEIR PAY RANGE, YOU WOULD EXPECT TO REPLACE THEM THEN WITH FOLKS WHO ARE COMING NEWLY INTO THOSE

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AREAS AND COME IN MAYBE BELOW MIDPOINT.

SO I'M STRUGGLING AS TO WHY IT IS UP INSTEAD OF MAYBE A LITTLE MORE LEVELED OFF. DOESN'T HAVE TO BE ANSWERED TONIGHT, UT MR. BARTER, YOU ARE SMILING.

>> I DO HAVE THE ANSWER TO THAT, OR AT LEAST A CONTRIBUTING FACTOR. ONE OF THE THINGS WE DID AS PART OF THIS BUDGET PROCESS WAS TO TRY TO CONSOLIDATE SOME LINES AND MAKE THE BUDGET DOCUMENT A LITTLE FRIENDLIER.

THAT HELPS BOTH FROM ANNIVE PROCESS AND FROM A USER PEACE.

SO PREVIOUSLY OVERTIME FOR THE SERVICE DEPARTMENT WAS SPREAD OUT AGAINST TEN DIFFERENT LINES AND FIVE DIFFERENT FUNDS THROUGHOUT THE BUDGET DOCUMENT. I PUT ALL OF THOSE INTO ONE LINE THAT HAPPENS TO BE IN THE PERSONAL SERVICES AND GENERAL SERVICES FUND. THAT IS SPIKING IT FOR 2019 IT IS THE SAME ALLOCATION FOR OVERTIME, BUT IT IS ALL ON ONE

LINE AS OPPOSED TO TEN. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: SOME OF THE THINGS WERE IN THIS ACCOUNT, THIS ACCOUNT, THAT ACCOUNT, AND THAT ACCOUNT. A COUPLE YEARS AGO THEY PUSHED EACH DEPARTMENT, CONSOLIDATED ALL OF THE EXPENSES IN ONE PLACE. YOU USED TO HAVE SOME OF THE PERSONNEL AND OVERTIME IN ONE PLACE AND THEY WOULD HAVE THE REST OF THE BUDGET IN SOMEPLACE ELSE AND THEY WERE CONSOLIDATING THEM. AM I --

>> YES. OVERTIME WAS BEING PAID OFF THE STREET FUND, THE STATE HIGHWAY FUND, WATER FUND, SEWER FUND.

AND MULTIPLE DIFFERENT LINES WITHIN THOSE FUNDS.

THE GENERAL FUND. G HERE IS JUS- WE MOVED THE OVERTIME INTO JUST THE GENERAL FUND. WHAT WAS PREVIOUSLY SPREAD ACROSS FIVE FUNDS IS CONSOLIDATED INTO ONE FUND, AND THAT IS THE REASON FOR THE INCREASE.

ARE YOU SAYING THAT THE 2018 AND 2019 NUMBERS THAT ARE CALCULATED ARE DIFFERENT FROM EACH OTHER OR IS IT TRULY A 5% INCREASE LIKE

TO LIKE FROM 2018 TO 2019? >> THEY ARE DIFFERENT FROM EACH OTHER. THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN A BETTER WAY TO EXPLAIN IT IN THE FIRST PLACE.

>> THOUGHT I WOULD SIMPLIFY THAT.

>> THANK YOU, MADAM PRESIDENT. MR. BARTER, AS WITH THE REV REVOLVING I FUND WHICH WE WILL TALK ABOUT IN A MOMENT, I WOULD ASK THAT IN THE FINAL BUDGET IF THERE ARE CHANGES IN THE ACCOUNTING PROCEDURES THAT YOU PUT AN ASTERISK IN THERE SO THAT WE KNOW THAT WE ARE NOT LOOKING AT LIKE TO LIKE.

I WOULD GREATLY APPRECIATE THAT. >> YEP.

I THINK THAT IS A GOOD IDEA AND WE WILL DO BOLD OR ITALICIZED OR SOME KIND OF DELINEATION TO DRAW THAT OUT.

>> AN EXPLANATION, THAT WOULD BE HELPFUL.

MR. WHITED, REAL QUICK, 2018 TO 2019, ACTUALLY, 2017 TO 2018 SUPPLIES AND MATERIALS HAVE BUMPED UP A COUPLE HUNDRED THOUSAND AND DROPS BACK DOWN NEXT YEAR.

WHAT IS THAT, PLEASE? SUPPLIES AND MATERIALS.

>> ABOUT $200,000. >> I WOULD HAVE TO ASK

MR. BARTER ON THAT ONE AS WELL. >> THE ONE THING, IT IS NOT AN APPLES TO APPLES-COMPARISON, TAKE A LOOK AT 2017 ACTUAL VERSUS 2018 BUDGETED. ACTUAL EXPENSES ARE ALWAYS GOING TO BE LOWER THAN BUDGETED, AND THAT IS INCORPORATED INTO THE FIVE-YEAR FORECAST WITH THE UNAPPROPRIATED EXPENSES OF 2.5%.

WE DON'T SPEND EVERYTHING THAT IS BUDGETED.

TO COMPARE ACTUAL TO 2018 APPROVED, WHAT WE ARE LOOKING AT IS WHAT WAS ACTUALLY SPENT VERSUS WHAT WAS BUDGETED.

>> MY REJOINDER, IF THE BUDGET FOR 2018 WAS 468, WHAT IS THE

$200,000 DIFFERENCE? >> WE WILL LOOK IT UP.

>> I WOULD HAVE TO LOOK AT THE DETAIL FOR THAT ONE.

>> JUST OUT OF CURIOSITY SO I KNOW WHAT IS GOING ON IN THE DEPARTMENT, SIMILAR QUESTION. CONTRACTUAL SERVICES, IT BUMPED UP QUITE A BIT BUDGETED IN 2019. WAS THAT THE NORTHEAST GATEWAY.

>> THE WATER LINE ASSESSMENT AND TRAFFIC SIGNAL STUDY, A SPIKE IN

2019 AS ONE-TIME EXPENSES. >> THE BIKE AND PED MASTER PLAN INITIATIVES, IS THERE A CURRENT DOLLAR COST TO DOING THAT? AND IF SO, HOW IS THAT DETERMINED?

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>> DOES THIS ANSWER YOUR QUESTION, THE COSTS THAT ARE ASSOCIATED WITH ME, FOR THE ACTUAL DEVELOPMENT OF THE POLICY ARE NONE. STHAEF ANSWERS MY QUESTION.

I KNOW WE HAVE TALKED ABOUT THE BIKE AND PED MASTER PLAN HERE.

CONSULTANT TO DEVELOP THE PLAN. I DIDN'T REMEMBER PPROVING THE PLAN. SO I JUST IDN'T KNOW WHETHER FUNDS WERE BEING COMMITTED IN ANTICIPATION OF OR WHAT THE

STATUS WAS. >> NO, SIR.

>> I WILL GIVE A FULL UPDATE OF THE BIKE AND PED PLAN, WHERE WE

ARE DURING MY PRESENTATION. >> THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

>> ANY OTHER SERVICE OR ENGINEERING QUESTIONS?

>> MR. BARTER WOULD LIKE TO TACKLE THE PREVIOUS QUESTION.

>> ONLY TAKES A MINUTE TO REFRESH MY MEMORY.

WE MOVED FUEL TO A NEW FUEL CARD WHICH ALLOWS US THE ABILITY TO MORE ACCURATELY BUDGET FUEL COSTS.

ONE OF THE THINGS WITH FUEL COSTS, WAS TO SPLIT IT OUT BY DEPARTMENTAL USAGE. PREVIOUSLY FUEL COSTS HAD BEEN ALL ALLOCATED IN THE FLEET DEPARTMENT.

SUPPLIES LINE HAS DROPPED PRECIPITOUSLY BECAUSE WE HAVE SPREAD THAT OUT TO THE APPROPRIATE DEPARTMENTS.

WE HAVE THE ABILITY TO DO THAT NOW.

>> I APPRECIATE THE PROMPT REPLY.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH. SPREADSHEETS. TO THE -

>> I'M LOOKING AT GOING LAST AS NOT A SLIGHT, BUT THE ANCHOR LEG BRINGING US HOME HERE. I THINK I AM ON.

SO WE WILL TRY TO KEEP IT MOVING FOR YOU.

ONE THING, IF YOU LOOK AT THE NUMBERS, AND MR. BARTER SPENT TIME DURING OUR INTRODUCTORY PRESENTATIONS OF THE BUDGET, YOU'LL SEE SOME CHANGES THERE. ALMOST ALL OF THOSE SIGNIFICANT CHANGES WHEN YOU GO FROM 2018 TO 2019 ARE WRAPPED AROUND THE REVOLVING FUND BEING TRANSFERRED OVER INTO OUR GENERAL FUND.

IF WE HIRE OTHER CONTRACTORS, THOSE COSTS ARE GOING FROM A SEPARATE REVOLVING FUND AND ARE NOW REFLECTED IN OUR TOTALS FOR OUR GENERAL FUND. SO WE CAN CERTAINLY GO FLU THE DETAILS OF THAT WHEN AND IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS.

BUT IF YOU ARE JUST LOOKING AT THESE INITIAL SLIDES AND SEE THE JUMPS, I ANMY ANSWER TO ALMOST Y ONE OF THOSE WOULD BE THE TRANSITION OF THE REVOLVING FUND DOLLARS INTO HE GENERAL FUND.

IF YOU ARE LOOKING AT THE ACTUAL BUDGET DOCUMENT THE 4040 ACCOUNT IS WHERE THE DOLLARS ALL WENT. SO OUR DIFFERENT -- THERE ARE PROBABLY FOUR OR FIVE LINE ITEMS THAT REFLECT THOSE CHANGES.

WE ARE TALKING ABOUT URBAN FORESTRY AND THAT TRANSITION.

WE DID TRANSITION THE URBAN FORESTRY DOLLARS.

ALLOCATE SOMEWHERE TO $10,000 A YEAR FOR URBAN FORESTRY.

THE DECISION WAS TO PUT THAT INTO THE OPERATING BUDGET.

SO YOU WON'T SEE IT IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR IT IN THE C.I.P.

BUT DON'T WORRY, FROM LAST YEAR TO $10,000 AS SEVERAL OF YOU REQUESTED DOES SHOW UP IN OUR PARKS.

SO IN OUR 40/20 BUDGET LINES YOU'LL FIND AN URBAN FORESTRY BUDGET ALLOCATION FOR $10,000 FOR THOSE.

THOSE ARE TYPICALLY TREE PLANTINGS THAT ARE DONE IN COORDINATION WITH UR ARBOR COMMITTEE AND THEIR RECOMMENDATIONS. A LOT OF THE TIMES RECENTLY THEY HAVE BEEN IN PLACE OF WHERE WE HAVE LOST ASH TREES.

IN TERMS OF MANAGEMENT DISCUSSION, IT IS AN EXCITING TIME IN PARKS AND REC. WE HAVE A LOT GOING ON.

BIKE AND PEDESTRIAN PLANNING, I WANT TO GIVE AN UPDATE ON THAT.

THE CONSULTANT TEAM, BLUE ZONES WHO SEVERAL OF YOU INTERACTED 3 WITH DURING THEIR FIRST INITIAL VISITS HERE, THEY HAVE BEEN CONTINUING THE PROCESS OF COMMUNITY INPUT.

OUR ORIGINAL TIME LINE WAS TO HAVE THE PLAN COMPLETED ALL WITHIN 2018, BUT KIND OF WITH THE THEME THAT WE HAVE BEEN FOLLOWING ON A LOT OF OUR PROJECTS OF AS MUCH COMMUNITY

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INVOLVEMENT AND PARTICIPATION, THE STEERING COMMITTEE ASKED THEM TO PROLONG THE WINDOW WHICH LOOKED AT THE WKI MAPS.

THAT EXERCISE AND SOME OF THE ENGAGEMENTS WE DID OUT IN THE FARMERS MARKET IN DIFFERENT VENUES WITH BOTH THE CONSULTANTS AND OUR BIKE AND PED BOARD MEMBERS.

HOPING TO HAVE THAT PLAN DONE WITHIN THE YEAR, BUT WE WON'T QUITE BE THERE. THE UPCOMING STEPS.

THE CONSULTANT TEAM WILL BE BACK LATER THIS MONTH AND IT WILL BE THE FIRST TIME WE START TO SEE SOME OF THEIR IDEAS AND DRAFTED RECOMMENDATIONS. THEY WILL BRING THE BIKE AND PED ADVISORY BOARD. AND THEY WILL WORK ON THAT.

AND WORK ON IT A LITTLE BIT. WE ARE EXPECTING IN JANUARY FOR THEM TO COME BACK TO YOU AS THE COUNCIL AND COMMUNITY WITH SOME DRAFTED RECOMMENDATIONS AND IDEAS FOR FEEDBACK BEFORE THEY GO BACK AND WORK ON A FINAL DOCUMENT TO BRING BACK TO YOU.

SO YOU AS A GROUP WILL HAVE THAT OPPORTUNITY IN JANUARY, THE STEERING COMMITTEE, WHICH COUNCIL MEMBER DOROTHY IS A PART OF AND THE REST OF THAT GROUP WILL HAVE A HANCE TO GIVE THEM FEEDBACK YET THIS MONTH. I DON'T KNOW IF THERE ARE ANY QUESTIONS ON THE PROCESS. IT IS NOT REALLY OPERATING BUDGET OTHER THAN STAFF TIME BUT I WANTED TO GIVE AN UPDATE ON THAT SINCE THINGS CHANGED SINCE THAT INITIAL TIME LINE.

AS YOU KNOW, WE ARE UNDERGOING A LOT OF FACILITY RENOVATIONS.

SPEAKING OF SUSTAINABILITY WITH OUR HVAC AND OUR ENERGY CONSERVATION MEASURES. WE ARE JUST ABOUT AT AWE POINT IN THE COMMUNITY CENTER AND GRISWOLD CENTER TO BE ABLE TO START THE MEASUREMENTS AND SEE HOW THOSE THINGS WORK.

WE HAVE BEEN IN THE PROCESS OF PUNCH LISTING AND WALK-THROUGHS AND THOSE THINGS. AND THE VERY LONG SOUTH BUILDING ROOF PROJECT IS JUST ABOUT TO COME TO AN END.

AND WE ARE VERY EXCITED ABOUT THAT.

REVOLVING FUND, UNLESS YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT THAT.

AS FAR AS SOME OF THE OTHER OBJECTIVES, OBVIOUSLY NEXT STEPS ON MCCORD MARK, PARK, BIKE AND PEDESTRIAN MASTER IMPROVEMENTS.

AND ONE THING THAT IS EXCITING AS IT RELATES TO BUDGET AND ON REVENUE SDE, EVIEW OF PARKS AND RECREATION FEES.

T TALKING ABOUT TEN YEARS.

WE ARE CELEBRATING 15 YEARS OF THE COMMUNITY CENTER WITH THE FULL EXPANSION THIS YEAR AS IT OPENED IN 2003.

SO I THINK WE HAVE GOT A GOOD AMOUNT OF EXPERIENCE NOW TO UNDERSTAND ARE THERE THINGS WE NEED TO LOOK AT NOT JUST FROM A MEMBERSHIP STANDPOINT BECAUSE WE HAVE BEEN PRETTY GOOD ON THOSE THINGS BUT MORE DRILLING IN TO OUR PROGRAM FEES.

I THINK ONE OF THE AREAS THAT MIGHT HAVE THE MOST O BENEFIT WOULD BE LOOKING AT OUR RENTAL FEES.

AND HOW WE HANDLE SOME OF THAT STUFF.

SO WE ARE GOING TO BE WORKING WITH SOME OUTSIDE HELP TO TAKE A LOOK AT OUR FEES AND OUR COST RECOVERY AND HOW WE SIT IN THE MARKET AND BRING BACK SOME RECOMMENDATIONS NOT JUST THROUGH THE COMMUNITY CENTER BUT THROUGHOUT PARKS AND RECREATION.

WE ARE ANTICIPATING A COUPLE KEY RETIREMENTS IN OUR LEADERSHIP N THE UPCOMING YEARS SO WE ARE TAKING A LOOK AT OUR STRUCTURE THROUGHOUT THE NEXT YEAR AND NEXT YEAR'S BUDGET POTENTIALLY LOOKING AT A SLIGHT REORGANIZATION OPPORTUNITY.

ON MORE OF THE DAY TO DAY, WE SPENT A LOT OF TIME TALKING YOU TO ABOUT THE BIG PROJECTS BECAUSE OBVIOUSLY THEY INVOLVE MONEY AND A LOT OF COMMUNITY INPUT, BUT I DON'T WANT TO LOSE SIGHT OF THE MANY GREAT THINGS OUR STAFF ARE DOING WHEN IT COMES TO OUR GENERAL OPERATING SIDE.

YOU CAN SEE WE ARE PUTTING A BIG FOCUS ON WELLNESS AND HEALTH.

NOT ONLY IN THE COMMUNITY CENTER, THE OBVIOUS THING ABOUT WORKING OUT ON THE FLOOR, BUT GETTING OUT INTO THE COMMUNITY AND DOING WALKING PROGRAMS AND NUTRITION AND FITNESS CHALLENGES AND THINGS OF HAT NATURE HAS BEEN SUCCESSFUL ALSO, OBVIOUSLY OUR MEMBERSHIPS AT BOTH OF OUR FACILITYIES CONTINUE TO GROW.

LASTLY, ONE OF THE THINGS THAT I LOVE THE MOST ABOUT PARKS AND RECREATION IS JUST THE COMMUNITY ASSET THAT IT IS.

AND CERTAINLY AS A COUNCIL YOU APPRECIATE THAT.

WE ARE CONTINUING TO GROW WHEN IT COMES TO OUR EVENTS AND HOW WE BRING THE COMMUNITY TOGETHER. ALMOST EVERY MONTH OF THE YEAR ON AVERAGE WE HAVE AN EVENT THAT BRINGS IN OVER 1,000 PEOPLE.

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PARK. WE WILL BE HAVING TREE ILLUMINATION AND POPULAR EVENTS COMING UP SOON.

I KNOW ONE THING, COUNCIL MEMBER DOROTHY MENTIONED AT THE LAST MEETING, WE ARE SEEING MORE INTEREST OF GETTING BACK OUT INTO THE SXASHGS GIVING BACK, PARK CLEANUPS SOME INVASIVE 3 SPECIES REMOVAL. I KNOW ALL OF YOU KNOW ABOUT SUSTAINABLE WORTHINGTON CELEBRATING TEN YEARS AT MOSES WRIGHT. WE ARE SEEING SMALLER GROUPS DOING A LOT OF REALLY NEAT THINGS OUT IN THE PARKS AND ADDING VALUE WHILE ALSO GETTING THEMSELVES INVOLVED AND EDUCAT $ EDUCATED WHICH IS REALLY EXCITING.

AND SEAN DOUGHERTY AND OUR PARK STAFF WOULD BE PROUD OF THAT.

WE WILL TRY TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS AND PROVIDE ANY MORE

INFORMATION THAT YOU CAN. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL:

MR. ROBINSON. >> D. ROBINSON: I HAVE A QUESTION OR QUESTIONS ABOUT THE REVOLVING FUND.

BEAR WITH ME. I WANT TO UNDERSTAND ALL THE NUMBERS. PROBABLY A QUESTION FOR MR. BARTER AS MUCH AS ANYONE. IS MY UNDERSTANDING CORRECT THAT IF YOU ADD THE GENERAL FUND EXPENSES TO THE REVOLVING FUND EXPENSES AND COMPARE IT YEAR TO YEAR YOU WOULD BE COMPARING LIKE TO LIKE? OKAY.

IF YOU DO THAT FOR 2018, YOU HAVE GOT $4.8 MILLION, YOU ADD IN $1.0 MILLION FROM THE REVOLVING FUND.

YOU COME UP WITH A TOTAL EXPENSE OF JUST SHY OF $6 MILLION.

YOU FOLLOWING ME? AND THEN IN 2019, YOU DO THE SAME THING. AND YOU COME UP WITH $6.3 MILLION. APPROXIMATELY.

>> RIGHT. >> D. ROBINSON: BUT Y QUESTION REALLY THEN LEADS TO 2020. IT DIPS BACK DOWN TO $5.9 MILLION OR $6 MILLION. WHAT IS GOING ON THERE?

>> YES. WE HAVE TO APPROPRIATE IN THE REVOLVING FUND THE TRANSFER. SO WE HAVE APPROPRIATED $475,000 IN 2019 IN THE REVOLVING FUND. THAT IS GOING TO BE THE TRANSFER OF ANY REMAINING BALANCE THAT IS IN THAT FUND.

SO THAT IS THE REASON FOR THAT. >> I'LL HAVE TO THINK ABOUT THAT. THANK YOU.

>> SHOWING UP AS AN EXPENSE, ALBEIT IT IS INTERNAL MONEY

EXPENSE. >> D. ROBINSON: THERE WAS FUND

CARRYOVER -- >> THERE WILL BE UNUSED FUND BALANCE IN THE GENERAL FUND THAT WE WILL MOVE INTO THE GENERAL FUND BUT WE HAVE TO APPROPRIATE THAT TRANSFER FROM THE EVOLVING FUND INTO THE GENERAL FUND WHICH WE HAVE DONE AT $475 FOR 2019.

>> D. ROBINSON: SO NOT SEEING A REDUCTION IN ACTUAL EXPENDITURES, IS THAT WHAT YOU ARE SAYING?

>> IT IS A TRANSFER, NOT AN EXPENSE OF MONEY GOING OUT.

JUST MONEY MOVING INTO THE GENERAL FUND OUT OF THE

REVOLVING FND. >> BUT THE REVOLVING FUND REVENUE COMES FROM PARKS AND REC FEES, CORRECT? I'LL THINK ABOUT IT AND PROBABLY TALK WITH YOU ONE ON ONE.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: MY OWN ACCOUNT, IF I TRANSFER MONEY FROM SAVINGS TO CHECKING, THE SAME MONEY, JUST GETS MOVED FROM ONE ACCOUNT TO ANOTHER? SIMILAR?

>> YES. SIMILAR.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: OKAY. ANY OTHER QUESTIONS,

MR. ROBINSON? >> D. ROBINSON: NONE, MADAM PRESIDENT. THANK YOU.

>> COULD YOU REFRESH MY MEMORY, THE 15-YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF THE CENTER, WHAT WAS THE ORIGINAL DEBT TO THAT TO PAY FOR IT? OR A PORTION OF DEBT VERSUS TOTAL COSTS THAT WE PAID OUT OF THE POCKET? AND REFRESH MY MEMORY AGAIN.

>> THE ORIGINAL AMOUNT OF DEBT ISSUED FOR THE EX-PACPANSION OFT FOR THE COMMUNITY CENTER, I THINK IT IS $7 MILLION TO $10 MILLION BUT I WOULD NEED TO TAKE A LOOK BACK ON THAT.

>> NOTHING, THANK YOU. >> MADAM PRESIDENT.

SORRY. >> JUST A UICK QUESTION ABOUT SOME OF THE THINGS THAT YOU ARE LOOKING AT WITH THE COMMUNITY

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CENTER AND TRYING TO REACH SOME OF THOSE HARD TO REACH -- POPULATIONS. WE HAVE TALKED ABOUT TEENAGERS.

AND YOU HAVE DONE FEW THINGS WITH THE GYM AND SCHEDULING THAT I THINK ARE IMPORTANT TO HIGHLIGHT IN REACHING THEM.

>> YEAH. COUNCIL MEMBER KOWALCZYK AND I HAVE HAD SOME CONVERSATIONS ABOUT REACHING TWEENS AND TEENS AND HOW TO DO THAT EFFECTIVELY. IT IS NOT A NEW CHALLENGE IN TERMS OF TRYING TO DO STUFF. WE ARE CHALLENGED IN A FEW WAYS.

IT IS A CHALLENGE IN THE FIRST PLACE BECAUSE THEY DON'T LIKE A LOT OF STRUCTURE. WHEN I WORKED FOR THE CITY OF OUR COMMUNITY CENTER BUT WE ALSO HAPPENED TO BE RIGHT BESIDE A COUPLE OF THE SCHOOLS. SO OUR LOCATION IS A LITTLE BIT OF A CHALLENGE BECAUSE THERE IS NOT A LOT OF TEEN FOOT TRAFFIC FOR THE NOT ABLE TO DRIVE TEENAGERS.

BUT WHAT WE HAVE FOUND IS THEY DO SEEM TO BE RESPONDING TO MORE OF THE SCHEDULED OPEN GYMS. WE HAVE ALWAYS HAD TIMES THE GYM HAS BEEN OPEN AT THE COMMUNITY CENTER BUT IT HAD BEEN MORE A LITTLE MORE OF AN INFORMAL THING, IF IT WASN'T PROGRAMMED FOR LEADS OR CLASSES AND IT WASN'T RENTED, IT WAS OPEN.

SO YOU LITERALLY WOULD HAVE TO CALL AND CHECK AND SEE THE IF IT WAS GOING TO BE OPEN THAT DAY. WHEN WORKING WITH THE PARKS COMMISSION ACTUALLY AND SOME OF THEM, WE STARTED TO WORK THROUGH A MORE BLOCKED-OFF PREADVERTISED, HEY, IT WILL BE OPEN AT THIS TIME IF YOU WANT TO COME.

AND WE HAVE HAD SUCCESS NOT ONLY, WE STARTED THAT DURING THE SCHOOL BREAKS AND NOW IT HAS EVOLVED INTO REGULAR STANDING THING AND WE HAVE SEEN LARGE CROWDS.

AS A MATTER OF FACT, WE HAD TO ADD STAFFING FOR THE GOOD AND BAD THAT COMES WITH HAVING A GYM FULL OF TEENAGERS.

BUT IT IS A GOOD THING TO HAVE THEM THERE.

WE EVER CONTINUING TO KIND OF WORK ON, SPEAKING OF THE LOCATION PART OF THAT, WHAT HE CAN WE DO FROM THE PROXIMITY OF THE GRISWOLD OR LIBRARY LENDS ITSELF A LITTLE MORE TO THOSE DROP-IN TWEENS AND TEENS. WE HAVE CHALLENGED STAFF TO REACH OUT TO THOSE PARTNERS AND SEE IF THERE ARE CREATIVE THINGS WE CAN DO. WE HAVE CERTAINLY HAD A LOT OF LUCK WITH TEENS THAT CAN VOLUNTEER.

JUST DID THE RECENT HALLOWEEN EVENT.

HAD ABOUT 100, WHAT WE WOULD CALL HIGH SCHOOL AND MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS THAT HELPED WITH THAT EVENT IN ONE WAY OR THE OTHER. BUT THOSE ARE THE KIDS THAT ARE ALREADY PRETTY STRUCTURED AND INTO A LOT OF POSITIVE ACTIVITY SO WE OBVIOUSLY KNOW THERE ARE OTHER TEENS AND TWEENS WE NEED TO REACH. A FEW SUCCESSES, WE WOULD LIKE TO SEE MORE BUT IT IS AN ONGOING THING WE ARE LOOKING AT.

. >> I HAVE HAD A LOT OF FOLKS TALK TO ME ABOUT THAT AND I HAVE TWO TEENAGERS AND APPRECIATE THE

OPPORTUNITY AND EFFORT AS WELL. >> CAN YOU APPROXIMATE WHAT TOTAL OF THE BUDGET WOULD BE ATTRIBUTED TO THE COMMUNITY

CENTER FROM THE EXPENSE SIDE? >> AND I WILL LOK, I LOOKED -- THANK YOU FOR THE HEADS UP. I LOOKED AT, FOR EXAMPLE, 2017, WE HAD ABOUT 63% OF OUR TOTAL BUDGET WOULD BE COMMUNITY CENTER BUDGET IF YOU FACTORED IN THE PROGRAMMING SIDE THAT WENT WITH THENG FUND. SO ROUGHLY TWO-THIRDS OR A

LITTLE LESS. >> AND THE RELATED QUESTION, HOW DO REVENUES COMPARE TO TOTAL EXPENSES FOR THE COMMUNITY CENTER? IS IT -- I HAVE NO IDEA.

$50,000, $80,000? HOW MUCH IS EING RECOUPED IN.

>> YEAH, COST RECOVERY, FIRST OF ALL, I ALWAYS HAVE TO PUT A BIG ASTERISK BECAUSE IT ALWAYS DEPENDS ON WHAT YOU CONSIDER YOUR COSTS. WHEN YOU TALK ABOUT DIRECT COSTS OR INDIRECT COSTS, MY TIME OR MR. LINDSAY'S TIME.

WHEN WE TALK ABOUT COST RECOVERY, WE LOOK AT 40/30, THE COMMUNITY CENTER PORTION OF OUR BUDGET AND WHAT HAD BEEN IN THE REVOLVING FUND, THE PROGRAMMING SIDE OF OUR BUDGET.

IF YOU LOOK AT THOSE TWO AREAS AS EXPENSES AND THEN YOU COMPARE OUR REVENUES, WE ARE RECOVERING ABOUT 65% OF THOSE EXPENSES.

BUT THAT DOESN'T INCLUDE OUR CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM OR A LOT OF EXPENSES THAT WOULD BE CONTRIBUTED TO THE COMMUNITY

CENTER. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: QUESTIONS? I WOULD LIKE TO THANK BOTH MR. WHITED AND MR. HURLY FOR THE WONDERFUL PRESENTATIONS THAT YOU HAVE GIVEN US TONIGHT AND HANDLING ALL OF OUR QUESTIONS.

AND THANK YOU VERY MUCH. NOW I GUESS WE MOVE ON TO OUR

[5.A.III. Financial Report - October 2018 Executive Summary: The Finance Director will present the Financial Report for the month of October, which is attached. Recommendation: Motion to Accept as Presented]

FINANCIAL REPORT. >> I'LL TURN IT OVER TO

MR. BARTER. >> YES, SIR.

PRESIDENT MICHAEL, MEMBERS OF COUNCIL, YOU HAVE BEFORE YOU THE OCTOBER 2018 FINANCIAL REPORT FOR THE CITY OF WORTHINGTON.

JUST A FEW HIGHLIGHTS. THE FUND BALANCE FOR ALL FUNDS INCREASED FTO $32,397,681 AS OF OCTOBER 31ST, 2018.

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GENERAL FUND BALANCE INCRUMPLED 13 MILLION, $491,664 TO $15,526,883 AS OF OCTOBER 31ST, 2018.

IF I COULD PLEASE HAVE A MOTION TO ACCEPT THIS REPORT FOR THE

RECORD. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: ALL IN FAVOR SIGNIFY BY SAYING AYE. OPPOSED, LIKE SIGN?

[6. Reports of Council Members]

THAT HAS PASSED. MR. GREESON, I KNOW YOU WANTED EXECUTIVE SESSION, ANYTHING ELSE THAT YOU WANT TO MESSAGES BEFORE

WE GET TO THAT? >> YES, REAL QUICKLY.

WE HAVE HAD SOME QUESTIONS AND THEN WE HAVE SENT OUT ANSWERS ABOUT THE UPDATED INVESTMENT POLICY.

THE UPDATED FUND BALANCE POLICY. WE ORIGINALLY INTENDED TO BRING THOSE TO YOU FOR CONSIDERATION NEXT WEEK WE WANT TO ACTUALLY DO THAT ON THE FIRST MEETING OF DECEMBER.

WE ARE GOING TO MOVE IT ALONG WITH THE APPROVAL OF THE BUDGET.

SO WE HAVE A LITTLE BIT OF TIME BEFORE THAT IS ON THE AGENDA AND WE WOULD MAKE ONE FINAL REQUEST THAT IF YOU HAVE ANY COMMENTS THAT YOU WANT US TO CONSIDER OR THAT YOU WANT US TO FRAME AS ISSUES FOR DISCUSSION RELATED TO THOSE POLICIES, WE WOULD WELCOME THE OPPORTUNITY FOR YOUR INPUT IT HAVE AND THEN WHEN THE TIME IS APPROPRIATE, REQUEST AN EXECUTIVE SESSION TO DISCUSS LABOR NEGOTIATIONS, COLLECTIVE BARGAINING, AS WELL AS BOARD AND COMMISSION APPOINTMENTS, I BELIEVE.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: OKAY. WE WILL SART, MR. ROBINSON, DO

YOU HAVE ANYTHING? >> NO, MADAM PRESIDENT.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: MR. FAUST.

>> YES, MADAM PRESIDENT. JUST BRIEFLY.

TODAY I ATTENDED ANOTHER MEETING OF THE COLUMBUS REGIONAL ESID, ENERGY SPECIAL IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT.

YOU MIGHT RECALL WORTHINGTON HAS BEEN A PARTNER IN THAT GOING BACK A COUPLE YEARS NOW. MR. MCCORKLE AND I ATTEND.

TODAY WE APPROVED FOUR NEW PROJECTS.

THE ESID IS NOW UP TO 16 MEMBERS WITH 19 PROJECTS APPROVED IN THE THREE-YEAR EXISTENCE OF THE GROUP.

ALL PRETTY MUCH FOCUSED ON PACE FUNDING AND ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND SEVERAL BUILDINGS AROUND THE COLUMBUS AREA.

SO IT HAS BEEN A VERY SUCCESSFUL EFFORT SO FAR AND CONTINUES TO

EXPAND. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL:

MR. SMITH. >> WE ALSO HAD A CIC MEETING LAST WEEK AND DISCUSSED HE RECAP PROGRAM AND ITS FUTURE AND KIND OF ABSORBING INTO A NEW PROGRAM THAT I THINK MR. MCCORKLE WILL BRING AT SOME POINT IN THE NEAR FUTURE.

AND PRETTY INTERESTING STUFF. SO LOOK FOR HAT COMING.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: MR. MYERS.

>> I DID ATTEND THE MCCONNELL ARTS CENTER BOARD MEETING LAST WEEK, I THINK. THE TIME KEEPS ON MOVING FASTER THAN I EXPECT IT TO. A WE DID RECEIVE QUITE A FEW NUMBER OF RESUMES FOR THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR.

WE WILL BE INTERVIEWING FINALISTS NEXT WEEK AND HOPEFULLY WE WILL HAVE OFFERS AND A NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR BY DECEMBER IF EVERYTHING GOES WELL.

WE WERE HAPPY WITH THE RESUMES WE GOT AND THE CANDIDATES THAT WERE INTERVIEWING AND HOPEFULLY WE CAN COME TO AN AGREEMENT WITH ONE OF THEM. THEN I DID ENJOY AN EVENING WITH MS. KOWALCZYK AND THE PARTNERSHIP AND I'M SURE SHE CAN TELL YOU MORE ABOUT THAT. BUT I APPRECIATE THE CITY GETTING ALL THE LIGHTS UP AND HOW BEAUTIFUL IT LOOKS DOWNTOWN.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: MM MM MS. M MS. M MS. COWALL.

>> B. KOWALCZYK: THANK YOU. THAT IS EXACTLY WHAT I WAS GOING TO TALK ABOUT. IF YOU HAVEN'T CHECKED OUT THE WINDOWS IN OLD WORTHINGTON, THIS IS AN EFFORT OF THE OLD WORTHINGTON PARTNERSHIP AND A COLLABORATION WITH THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY AND THEIR COLLEGES OF INTERIOR INTONE AND FASHION RETAIL WHERE STUDENTS ARE GETTING THREE CREDIT HOURS OF INDEPENDENT STUDY TO DESIGN THESE WINDOWS.

AND WORKING WITH THE SHOP OWNERS AND ALSO TRYING TO INCORPORATE NOT ONLY THAT PARTICULAR SHOP BUT F YOU CAN FIGURE IT OUT, THEY ALSO INCORPORATE A SHOP ACROSS THE STREET IN MOST OF THE WINDOWS. AND SOMETIMES THEY ARE TRICKY TO FIGURE OT. BUT IT IS FUN TO FIGURE THAT IT.

SO THEY HAD A RECEPTION LAST WEEK THAT WE ATTEND THAT WE ATTENDED WHICH COULDN'T SPEAK ENOUGH ABOUT.

IT WAS A GREAT EVENT, WELL-ATTENDED AND I HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO SPEAK TO SOME REPRESENTATIVES FROM OHIO STATE AND THEY LOVED THE IDEA, THEY REALLY APPRECIATED THE

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PARTNERSHIP AND SKED ME TO ENCOURAGE CONTINUED INVOLVEMENT IN THIS IDEA, THIS PROJECT. AND WE GOT TO HEAR THE STUDENTS PRESENT ON THEIR WINDOWS AND IT WAS AMAZING.

THEY WERE JUST SO ENERGIZED AND CREATIVE AND EXCITED ABOUT THE PROJECT. AND ACTUALLY SPOKE ABOUT GIVING BACK TO A COMMUNITY. SO I ENCOURAGE YOU TO WALK UP AND DOWN THE STREET AND CHECK OUT THE WINDOWS AND THERE WILL BE SOME MORE HIGHLIGHTS DURING THE HOLIDAY EVENT COMING UP THAT THE PARTNERSHIP HOLDS. THE OTHER THING I JUST WANTED TO MENTION IS I HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO ATTEND AN EVENT THIS WEEK WHICH WAS LIKE AN OVERVIEW OF THE ELECTION, IMPACT OHIO.

AND ONE OF THE THINGS THAT WAS ENCOURAGING WAS EVERYBODY IS TALKING ABOUT THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT FUND AND RESTORING RESOURCES IN SOME FASHION TO LOCAL GOVERNMENTS.

SO I'M REALLY ENCOURAGED. I HOPE WE CAN ENGAGE OUR REPRESENTATIVES IN THE STATEHOUSE TO REALLY ADVOCATE FOR WHAT WE NEED TO SUPPORT THE STUDY.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: JUST FOLLOWING UP, THE OHIO MUNICIPAL LEAGUE SENT OUT A SUMMARY, BASICALLY, ENCOURAGING PEOPLE TO BE IN TOUCH WITH LOCAL GOVERNMENT, TO ENCOURAGE LOCAL GOVERNMENT FUND. ALSO, DOING WHAT THEY CAN TO HELP THE INFRASTRUCTURE THAT IS NEEDED THROUGHOUT THE STATE OF OHIO. AND THEN LASTLY TO DO EVERYTHING THEY CAN TO NOT USURP ANY MORE RIGHTSES FROM LOCAL GOVERNMENT.

THOSE WERE THE THREE MAIN ISSUES.

AS WE GO INTO THE LAME DUCK SESSION TO REACH OUT TO LEGISLATORS TO WORK WITH THE THREE ITEMS. AND IF YOU NEED THEM, MS. THRESS SENT OUT A REALLY NICE SUMMARY FROM THE OHIO MUNICIPAL LEAGUE THAT JUST SUMMARIZED IT IN THREE OR FOUR SENTENCES. SO IT IS REALLY WONDERFUL.

I WAS ALSO AT THE C.I.C. MEETING.

AND WE HAVE GOT SOME INTERESTING THINGS THAT WILL BE COMING FORWARD WITH THE C.I.C. BUCKLE YOUR SEAT BELTS.

IT WILL BE FUN. AND I ALSO HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO ATTEND THE PARTNERSHIP MEETING, AND I CAN'T REIT ENOUGH HOW WONDERFUL THE WINDOWS ARE. THOSE WHO MISSED IT IT WAS SO EXCITING HEARING THE STUDENTS EXPLAIN THEIR WINDOWS AND HOW THE IDEAS CAME AND WHAT THEY PUT TOGETHER WITH IT WAS JUST VERY, VERY XCITING AND MAGICAL. JUST ABSOLUTE WONDERFUL THING.

AND A GREAT DIRECTION THAT THE PARTNERSHIP IS MOVING.

I FORGOT, S. THRESS, DO YOU HAVE ANYTHING? MR. LINDSAY? OKAY.

JUST DIDN'T WANT TO MISS YOU GUYS.

JUST PUT YOU AT THE END THIS TIME.

IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE TO COME? IF NOT, MR. FAUST MOVES TO GO

[8. Executive Session ]

INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION, SECONDED BY MR. SMITH.

MS. THRESS, FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTIVE BARGAINING, UNION NEGOTIATIONS AND BOARD AND COMMISSION APPOINTMENTS.

MS. THRESS CAN YOU CALL THE ROLL FOR EXECUTIVE SESSION.

>> ROBINSON. >> YES.

>> KOWALCZYK. >> YES.

>> DOROTHY. >> YES.

>> MYERS. >> YES.

>> FAUST. >> YES.

>> SMITH. >> YES.

>> MICHAEL.

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