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[3. Pledge of Allegiance]

[5.A. Daughters of the American Revolution - Wreaths Across America Executive Summary: The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) will share information about the Wreaths Across America program taking place at Worthington area cemeteries.]

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PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH WAS LB. WILLING TO HOST US SO WE WILL BE H HOLDING A CEREMONY ON THE 15TH 12:00 NOON AT HAZELTON HALL. YOU ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND.

AFTER THE CEREMONY IS COMPLETED. AND LAST YEAR I DON'T HAVE THE SLIDES BECAUSE THERE'S SOME BEAUTIFUL SLIDES OF OUR PRESIDENT OF CITY COUNCIL HRE BONNIE MICHAEL AND MAYOR SCOT HOLE PALS THEY SPOKE AT THE S CEREMONY PRESENTATION AND WE WENT TO ST. JOHN'S CEMETERY WHICH IS IN THE HISTORIC PARK.

I HOPE YOU KNOW THAT JAMES -- SO BONNIE AND SCOTT WERE ABLE TO PLACE THAT WREATH AT THE GRAVE OF JAMES KILKILBOURNE.

WE ALSO HAD A LOT OF ASSISTANCE FROM THE BOY SCOUT TROOPS AND GIRL SCOUT TROOPS. IF I COULD SHOW YOU THE PHOTOS THEY WERE QUITE SPECIAL AND PRE PRECIOUS. SO I JUST WANTEDED TO COME TODAY TO MAKE YOU AWARE THIS WILL BE OUR SECOND TIME THAT WE WILL BE SPONSORING THIS. WE ENJOY IT VERY MUCH.

WE THINK IT'S A GREAT THING TO DO.

THE MISSION OF WREATHS ACROSS AMERICA IS TO TEACH, ONOR AND

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REMEMBER OUR FALLEN HEROES AND IT IS ALSO WE, AS AN ORGANIZATION, WHEN WE DO SPONSORSHIPS THEY'RE $15 EACH.

THE WREATHS ACROSS AMERICA REBATES BACK TO US AND WE PAY THAT FORWARD TO SPONSOR HONOR FLIGHT COLUMBUS.

I'M HOPING THAT IS SOMETHING YOU ARE ALL FAMILIAR WITH.

HONOR FLIGHT ACTUALLY MAKES TRANSCRIPS TO OUR NATIONAL WAR MEMORIALS FOR OUR VETERANS. THEY GO TO WASHINGTON, D.C.

THIS HAPPENS IN THE WARMER MO MONTHS. WE THINK IT'S A GREAT PROGRAM.

THAT WAY WE ARE ABLE TO HONOR OUR FALLEN, PAST ETERANS AS WELL AS OUR CURRENT VETERANS WHO ARE LIVING.

>> I HAD A SMALL ONE. AFTER THE CEREMONY AT PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH ARE PEOPLE GOING TO BE DISPATCHED TO ALL THREE CEMETERIES AT THE SAME TIME OR THE ORDER LIKE RALAST

YEAR. >> WE ARE GOING TO HAVE 10 RESERVED SPACES AT THE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH FOR THOSE INDIVIDUALS THAT WILL BE GOING SP SPECIFICALLY TO S. JOHN'S. IT WILL BE A LIMITED NUMBER BECAUSE THERE ARE ONLY 24 GRAVES THERE AND THE GIRL SCOUTS LIKE TO COME OVER. WE NOW KNOW THAT YOU AND SCOTT GO THERE AS WELL. AND WE HAVE THREE SISTERS MEMBERS OF OUR CHAPTER WHO ARE REVOLUTIONARY WAR VETERANS WHERE THEIR ANCESTOR IS BURIED THERE. THEY ARE ALWAYS ATTENDING.

WE KNOW T'S LIMITED THERE BECAUSE LIMITED PARKING.

AND INDICATE BULA ALSO PARTI PARTICIPATED. SHE WILL BE WITH US AGAIN.

FLINT ROAD WAS KIND OF THE S STICKING POINT LAST YIEAR.

WE WILL HAVE 20 PASSES PRINTED. THE BOY SCOUTS FROM THE WORTHINGTON PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH ARE GOING TO HELP US SIGN IN VISITORS AND GUEST AS THEY COME FOR THE CEREMONY.

THEY WILL BE -- THE PASSES SPECIFICALLY FOR FLINT WILL BE ON A FIRST COME FIRST SERVED BA BASIS. SO ONCE THOSE 20 PASSES ARE GONE, THAT'S IT. WE ALSO HAVE VOLUNTEER STATIONED FROM ONE OF THE HIGH SCHOOLS MONITORING PASSES FOR ADMISSION INTO FLINT CEMETERY. WE ARE HOPING CHIEF STRAIT, I HOPE THIS IS MUSIC TO YOUR EARS. WE HOPE THEY DO THE RIGHT THING.

BECAUSE THEY WILL TRY TO REDIRECT THEM.

THE NUMBER OF 20 PASSES FOR FLINT WAS SPECIFICALLY IDE IDENTIFIED BY TOM KKAYOTI WHO I IN CHARGE OF THE CEMETERIES.

WE ARE RESPECKING THAT. THE OTHERS WILL BE WELCOME TO GO

TO WALNUT GROVE. >> ONLY ONE QUESTION.

HOW WOULD ONE ACTUALLY CONTRIBUTE AS A SPONSOR?

>> I ACTUALLY HAVE SOME HANDOUTS AT THE BACK.

YOU CAN EITHER GO THROUGH THE MAIN WREATHS ACROSS AMERICA WEB SITE WHICH IS JUST GOOGLE W WREATHS ACROSS AMERICA.ORG.

YOU CAN PICK THE SPECIFIC CEMETERIES OR THE FUND-RAISING GR GROUP.

AND WE'VE ALSO SET UP A MORE LOCAL BUT IT'S A WWEEBLY.COM.

WAAWORTHINGTON .WEEBLY.COM. THAT'S FOR THAT QUIRERY.

>> THOSE WHO HAVEN'T BEEN THERE BEFORE, IT'S REALLY QUITE THE CEREMONY AND VERY, VERY WELL DONE.

AND I ENCOURAGE IF YOU HAVE TIME ON THE 15TH TO AT LEAST STOP IN AT THE CEREMONY AT THE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH.

LAST EAR WE HAD SO MANY PEOPLE CA SHOW UP AT FLINT THAT IT WAS J JAMMED.

YOU COULDN'T GET PEOPLE IN OR OUT AND THEY WERE TRYING TO GET SCOTT AND ME DOWN OUT OF THERE AND GET PEOPLE TO WALNUT.

IT WAS JUST A TRAFFIC NIGHTMARE. I'M GLAD THAT WE'VE, YOU'VE COME UP WITH A WAY THAT SAHH GREAT EVENT.

IT WAS SO POPULAR AND TOO POPULAR AND COME UP WITH A BETTER AWAY. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT.

>> AND IF YOU AREN'T FAMILIAR WITH IT.

THE MAIN WEB SITE IS VERY PHEN

PHENOMENAL. >> THE SCOUTS AND EVERYTHING.

>> THE SCRODS SET UP. THE GIRL SCOUTS.

>> THANK YOU VERY MUCH. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: I'M

SURE SOME OF US WILL SEE YOU? >> LOOK FORWARD TO IT WITH

[6. Consent Agenda]

PLEASURE. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: MOVING TO THE CONGRESS SENT AGENDA. THERE IS NO SEPARATE DISCUSSION

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AS THEY'RE CONSIDERED TO BE ROU ROUTINE. AND ADOPTED BY ONE MOTION.

THE CONSENT AGENDA AND CONSIDERED SEPARATELY.

TO ADDRESS CITY COUNCIL LY RUN THROUGH THE ITEMS. WHEN I'M DONE I WILL SEE IF THERE'S ANY ITEMS PEOPLE LIKE TO HAVE REMOVED AND MOVE FORWARD. SFIRS THE APPROVAL OF MINUTES FOR NOVEMBER 5TH AND NOVE NOVEMBER 13TH.

ORDINANCE 482018 AMENDING ORDINANCE 412017 AS AMENDED TO ADJUST THE ANNUAL BUDGET BY PROVIDING FROM THE ACCRUED ACREAGE FUND AMOUNT OF $35,000. ORDINANCE 4928 AMENDING 412017 AS AMENDED TO ADJUST THE ANNUAL BUDGET PROVIDING FOR APPROPRIATION FOR CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT FUND TO PAY FOR THE HUTLY ROAD WATER DESIGN AS PART OF THE NORTHEAST GATEWAY INTERSECTION IMPROVEMENT PROJECT AND RELATED EXPENSES TO PROJECT.

PROJECT 60214. AMENDING ORDINANCE 52, 2018.

SECTION 151.02 OF THE COT FIED ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF WORTHINGTON CONSIDERING THE DISPOSITION OF RECORDS.

RESOLUTION 61, 2018 APPROVED AND AGREEMENT AND PERMIT FOR AND BETWEEN SCG FIBER LLC AND OHIO LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY TO OPERATE AND TELL COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM WITHIN THE CITY F CO WORTHINGTON PURR SAINT TO CHAPTER 929 OF THE CITY OF WORTHINGTON INTRODUCED BY MM MR. ROBINSON. RESOLUTION 62.

ADJUSTING THE ANNUAL BUDGET 3 PROVIDING FOR A TRANSFER PREVIOUSLY PPROPRIATED FUNDS INTRODUCED BY MR. FAUST.

ANYONE WHO WISHES TO HAVE ANYTHING REMOVED FROM THE

CONSENT AGENDA? >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: IF NOT MR. SMITH MOVES AND MS. THE COURT THY SECONDS.

CLERK, CAN OU PLEASE CALL THE ROLL? CONSENT AGENDA HAS PASSED. MOVING ON TO PUBLIC HEARING ON

[7.A. Ordinance No. 47-2018 Appropriation - Curb, Gutter and Median Work at E. Wilson Bridge Road Rail Crossing Amending Ordinance No. 41-2017 (As Amended) to Adjust the Annual Budget by Providing for an Appropriation from the Capital Improvements Fund Unappropriated Balance to Pay the Cost of Curb Improvements at Wilson Bridge Road & the Railroad Crossing for the NE Gateway Intersection Improvement Project and all Related Expenses with said Project. (Project No. 602-14) Executive Summary: This Ordinance appropriates $50,000 for curb, gutter and median work at the E. Wilson Bridge Road rail crossing. Recommendation: Motion to Table Legislative History: Introduced on November 5, 2018]

LEGISLATION. ORDINANCE 47-2018 APPROPRIATION OF CURB COMBATER AND -- GIRT AND MEDIAN WORK.

THIS IS AMENDMENTING -- AMENDING ORDINANCE 42-2017 TO ADJUST THE ANNUAL BUDGET PROVIDING FOR APPROPRIATIONS OF CAPTAIITAL IMPROVEMENTS FUND TO PAY BALANCE FOR THE COST OF CURB IMPR IMPROVEMENTS AT WILSON BRIDGE ROAD AND THE RAILROAD CROSSING FOR THE NORTHEAST GATEWAY PROJECT NUMBER 602-14 MR. GREESON.

>> I WILL TURN TO IT DEFENSE ATTORNEY TOUCH ON THIS ITEM.

>> THANK YOU. THIS ORDINANCE WILL ALLOW US TO BID THE OR PUT OUT FOR THE QUOTES FOR WORK ASSOCIATED WITH THE SAFETY PROTECTIONS AT THE RAILROAD CROSSING ON EAST WEALTHS ILSON BRIDGE ROAD. WE ADDED THE TO THE AGENDA TO HAVE ADDITIONAL INFORMATION BY NOW.

WE DON'T HAVE THAT INFORMATION TOGETHER AND LIKELY LIKE TO

TABLE IT AT A FURTHER MEE MEETING -->> PRESIDENT B.

MICHAEL: MOVE FOR A TABLING? MR. RBINSON.

CAN YOU PLEASE CALL THE ROLL ON TA TABLING. OR ALL IN FAVOR SAY AYE.

[7.B. Ordinance No. 51-2018 Amend Section 1123.762 and Section 1147.01 the Planning & Zoning Code – Dog & Cat Care Center To Amend Section 1123.762 and Section 1147.01 of the Codified Ordinances of the City of Worthington to Amend the Definition of Dog and Cat Day Care Center to Dog and Cat Care Center and Add Dog and Cat Care Center as a Conditional Use in the Neighborhood Commercial (C-1) District, Community Shopping Center (C-2) District and the Restricted Light Industrial (I-1) Zoning District. Executive Summary: The Ordinance amends the Codified Ordinances to change the definition of Dog and Cat Day Care Center and add Dog and Cat Care Center as a Conditional Use in the C-1, C-2, and I-1 Zoning Districts Recommendation: Approve as Presented Legislative History: Introduced on November 5, 2018]

OKAY. ORDINANCE 51-2018 AMENDING SECTION 11 -- 1123.762 AND 1141 DOG AND CAT CARE CENTER. THIS WILL BE AMENDING THOSE TWO CODE SPANKS OF THE -- CODE SECTIONS TO AMEND THE DEFINITION OF DOG AND CAT CARE CENTER TO ADD DOG AND CAT SKCARE CENTER I THE NEIGHBORHOOD C1 DISTRICT. C2 DISTRICT AND RESTRICTED LIGHT CENTRAL. I1 ZONING DISTRICT.

MR. GREESON. >> MR. BROWN OUR PLANNING AND BUILDING DIRECT IS GOING TO OVERVIEW THE RECOMMENDATIONS

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RELATED TO THIS ITEM. >> AGAIN, AS YOU MENTIONED IT'S A MOUTHFUL WITH DOG AND CAT CARE CEN CENTERS WE HAD A REQUEST FROM A APPROPRIATE OWNER ON LET ME WORTH AND GO DOWN MAYBE THREE MONTHS AGO THAT WANTED TO OPEN AN DOG AND CAT DAYCARE CENTER WITH BOAR BOARDING AND GROOMING.

THE CURRENT CODE DRAFTED IN 1971 REALLY DID NOT GO INTO MUCH DEPTH IN DOG AND CAT DAYCARE. I I'M NOT SURE IF ANYONE THOUGHT OF IT BACK THEN THAT SPRATS BECOME MORE OF OUR LOIVES IT SEEMS LIKE THE PAST 10 OR 15 YE YEARS. WHAT WAS REQUESTED OF STAFF AND CODE REVIEW AND THE PLANNING COMMISSION WAS A CORREQUEST TO AMEND THE COAT CODE TO APLLOW FR THE OVERNIGHT BOARDING OF DOGS AND CATS AND TO ADD IT TO OUR C1 DISTRICT.

CURRENTLY AS A CONDITIONAL USE DOG AND CAT CARE CENTERS ARE PERMITTED IN THE C2 DISTRICT. IN 2015 WE ADDED AS USE IN OUR I1 DISTRICT. THIS CHANGE WOULD AMEND THE DEFINITION TO ADD IN ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS IN ADDITION TO THE 4,000 SQUARE FEET. ADD IN AN ADDITIONAL LANGUAGE THAT IT'S INDOOR RUNS AND FOR AN OVERNIGHT STAY.

NO OUT DOOR RUNS PERMITTED. THE C1 DISTRICT, THE CORRECT 2 DISTRICT AND I1 WOULD BE CONDITIONAL USE IN THAT ZONING DISTRICT. WHAT WOULD HAPPEN IF THIS WERE TO PASS, THE APPLICANT WOULD APPLY FOR CONDITIONAL USE GO TO THE PLANNING COMMISSION. IF ABLE TO MEET THE REVIEW CRITERIA NOTIFY TO ALL SOLE PROPRIETOR PROPERTY -- PROPERTY OWNERS THAT CAN LOOK TO APPROVE OR DENY.

ONE OF THE NIGCE THINGS I THINK THE CODE COMMITTEE AND PLANNING COMMISSION LIKED. WITH THE CONDITIONAL USE YOU LOOK AT THE TRAFFIC PATTERNS. HOURS OF OPERATION, UTILITY IMP IMPACTS.

NOISE, ODORDORERS. YOU LOOK AT ADDITIONAL THINGS AS EACH REQUEST COMES FORWARD. THEY'RE PERMITTED IN THE C2 DISTRICT IN THE I1. IT DOES ADD IN A REQUEST FOR C1 DISTRICT. WE HAVE SIX PROPERTIES THROUGHOUT WORTHINGTON THAT ARE ZONED C1.

THIS PROPERTY AT THE CORNER OF GO DOWN AND LEN WORTH FROM THE PHARMACY TO THE WORTHINGTON CENTER TO THE PARKING LOT OF VILLA NOVA. WE HAVE A FEW CENTERS ZONED C1.

MORE OF A NEIGHBORHOOD SCALE. SO AS I MENTIONED IT WENT THROUGH PLANNING COMMISSION IN THE OCTOBER MEETING AND RECOMMENDED FOR APPROVAL ON TO STAE CITY COUNCIL AND GO THROUGH OUR CODE REVIEW COMMITTEE AND RECOMMEND TO CITY COUNCIL.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: QUES

QUESTIONS? >> MR. BROWN, WERE DOG AND CAT CARE CENTERS INCLUDED IN THE 1971 CODE?

>> I DON'T BELIEVE SO. I KNOW WE DID SOME AMENDMENTS TO IT. IN THE EARLY 2000S.

BUT I WOULD HAVE TO CHECK IF IT'S IN THE ORIGINAL.

>> THAT'S OKAY. MY UBSEQUENT SECTION -- QUESTION WAS WHY WERE THE CENTERS ORIGINALLY ALLOWED IN

THE C2 AND YET, NOT THE C1? >> I KNOW AT LEAST WHEN WE T TALKED ABOUT IT WITH STAFF, I WAS HOPING LINDA WOULD KNOW 3 BECAUSE SHE HAS A LOT OF THE HISTORY.

REALLY THERE WAS NO CLEAR REASON WHY IT WAS IN THE C 2.

I KNOW WE CONSIDER IT MORE OF A RETAIL TYPE USE VERSUS VETERINARY CARE AND THE OTHER DEFINITION I MENTIONED.

AND STAFF LOOKS AT AN OP R OPERATIONAL STANDPOINT OF OFFICE COMPONENT AND THE RETAIL WEAS A NEIGHBORHOOD SCALE AND THE C2 DISTRICT WAS THE SHOPPING DISTRICT AND HAD THAT RETAIL COMPONENT TO IT. BUT WITH THE CONTROL OF THE

CONDITIONAL USE TO IT. >> THANK YOU.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: CAN YOU CALL THE ROLL ON THIS ORDINANCE? ORDINANCE IS PASSED. NEW LEGISLATION TO BE INTR

[8.A. Ordinance No. 52-2018 2019 Operating Budget]

INTRODUCED. ORDINANCE 52-2018.

THE 2019 OPERATING BUDGET PROVIDING FOR THE OADOPTION OF THE ANNUAL BUDGET FOR FISCAL YEAR 2019 AND CURRENT OPERATING EXPENDITURES INTRODUCED BY MR. ROBINSON.

[8.B. Ordinance No. 53-2018 Compensation for Unclassified Employees]

COMPENSATION FOR UNCLASSIFIED EMPL EMPLOYEES. THIS ESTABLISHES COMPENSATION FOR CERTAIN UNCLASSIFIED -- FOR THE PETERIOD JANUARY 12, 2019, DECEMBER 31, 2019, DEPTH CLASS SPECIF

[8.C. Ordinance No. 54-2018 Public Health Contract - Columbus Public Health ]

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SPECIFICATIONS. INTRODUCED BY MR. FAUST.

PUBLIC HEALTH CONTRACT OF THE COLUMBUS PUBLIC HEALTH AUTHORIZE

[8.D. Ordinance No. 55-2018 Contract for Police Services - Village of Riverlea ]

CONTRACT OR POLICE SERVICES VILLAGE.

AUTHORIZES THE CITY MANAGER TO ENTER A CONTRACT WITH THE VILLAGE OF RIVERRY WITH THE PROVISION OF POLICE PROTECTION

[8.E. Ordinance No. 56-2018 Contract for Plumbing Inspection Services]

INTRODUCED BY MS. THE COURTHY. ORDINARY NAN 56.

CONTRACT FOR PLUMBING INLSPECTIN SER SERVICES. APPROVING THE APPOINTMENT OF THE FRANKLIN COUNTY DISTRICT BOARD OF HEALTH AS THE PROVIDER OF PLUMBING INSPECTION SERVICES OF THE CITY OF WORTHINGTON

[9.A.I. Liquor Permit Transfer - Blarney Stone Investments LLC Executive Summary: The City has been notified by the Ohio Division of Liquor Control of requested changes to Blarney Stone’s liquor permits. Recommendation: Motion to Not Request a Hearing.]

INTRODUCED BY COUNCIL MEMBER KOWA

KOWALCZYK. >> WE HAVE TWO LIQUOR PERMIT TRAN TRANSFERS.

MR. GREESON? >> MICHAEL WITH THE BARNEY STONE AND THE NEW ONE WHICH IS THE AV NAIL SPA WHICH IS DOING BUSINESS AS ANTHONY BENT NAIL SPA A NEW SHOP AT WORTHINGTON PLACE.

I DON'T BELIEVE WE HAVE ANY REASON TO OBJECT.

LOOKING AT THE CHIEF OF POLICE. AND IN BOTH INSTANCES THEY'LL HAVE TO BE SEPARATE MOTIONS. WHAT WE'RE PROVIDING AN OPPORTUNITY TO OBJECT AND GO THROUGH FORMAL PROCESSES BEFORE THE DIVISION OF LIQUOR CONTROL. SO WE NEED THE OTION NOT TO

REQUEST HEARING. WHICH IS -->> PRESIDENT B.

MICHAEL: WILL YOU SPONSOR THE ADMONITION NOT TO -- MOTION NOT

TO REQUIRE A HEARING? >> I WILL.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: ALL IN FAVOR SIGNIFY BY SAYING AYE?

[9.A.II. Liquor Permit - New (AV Nail Spa Worthington) Executive Summary: The Ohio Division of Liquor Control has notified the City of a request for a new liquor permit for AV Nail Spa Worthington dba Anthony Vince Nail Spa located at the Shops of Worthington. Recommendation: Motion to Not Request a Hearing.]

MOVING ON TO THE LIQUOR PERMIT FOR THE NEW AV NAIL SPA AT WORTHINGTON. ANY QUESTIONS? N NOT MR. SMITH.

>> I DID. I APOLOGIZE.

I HAD ONE QUESTION. I HAD ASKED PREVIOUS.

I WAS CURIOUS IF THERE HAD BEEN OTHER BUSINESSES THAT WERE -- THAT WEREN'T RESTAURANTS THAT HAD A LIQUOR PERMIT AT THE SHOPS

WORTHINGTON PLACE. >> I DON'T BELIEVE ANY OF THE SHOPS HAVE A -- WHAT YOU MIGHT CONSIDER A FOOD OR BAR ESTABL ESTABLISHMENT.

BUT THERE ARE OTHERS IN THE AREA THAT, IN THE COMMUNITY THAT ARE RETAIL ESTABLISHMENTS THAT IS PART OF THE EXPERIENCE THAT THEY'RE PROVIDING HAVE EITHER HAVE SOME LIMITED LIQUOR PERMIT OR HAVE CONSIDERED IT. I DON'T BELIEVE THERE'S ANY OTHER FOOD ESTABLISHMENTS OR BAR ESTABLISHMENTS AT THE SHOPS.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: WE DO NOT REQUEST A HEARING.

SECOND BY MS. DEARTHTHY. ALL IN FAVOR?

[9.A.III. Proposed 2019 Operating Budget - Presentations from CommunityGroupsExecutive Summary: The Old Worthington Partnership and theConvention and Visitors Bureau will discuss their requests]

THAT PASSES. WE'RE MOVING ON THE THE PROPOSED 2019 OPERATING BUDGET PRESENTATION FROM COMMUNITY GR GROUPS.

WE HAVE THE OLD WORTHINGTON PARTNERSHIP AND THE VISITOR BUREAU. MR. GREENS, WHY DON'T WE GET ST STARTED.

>> MEMBERS OF COUNCIL, IT IS OUR CUSTOM TO HAVE MANY OF OUR PARTNERS WHO RECEIVED FUNDING FROM THE ITY OF WORTHINGTON PRESENT EACH YEAR AS PART OF THE BUDGET PROCESS.

WORTHINGTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY AND THE MCCONNELL ART CENTER PRESENT. TONIGHT WE'RE PLEASED TO HAVE REPRESENTS FROM THE VISITOR BUREAU ANT THE OLD WORTHINGTON PARTNERSHIP THIS TOUGHING TALK ABOUT THE THINGS THAT THEY ARE DOING IN OUR COMMUNITY. AND BUDGET REQUESTS.

I HINK WE'RE GOING TO START WITH THE CONVENTION OF VISITORS BUREAU. THEY HAVE BEEN EVALUATING STRAY STEGEICALLY EVALUATING THEIR FUTURE IN LIGHT OF RETIREMENT OF THEIR EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR IN CLOSING AND PENDING REDEVELOPMENT OF THE HOLIDAY INN SITE.

I THINK MR. PERPERA THE BOARD PRESIDENT OF THE BUREAU IS GOING TO SHARE THEIR RECOMMENDATIONS RELATED TO AT CVB.

>> SERVE AS EDITOR OF AAA MAGAZINE AND DIRECTOR OF CORPORATIONS ND BOARD PRESIDENT FOR THE CVB. SO I DO HAVE, I'M COMING TONIGHT

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WITH A, WHAT I WOULD CALL A PROPOSAL, IF NOTHING ELSE.

AS MATT MENTIONED. WE HAD SOME BIG CHANGES RECENTLY. THE WORTHINGTON CONVENTION BAST BUSINESS BUREAU SERVED THE CITY OF WORTHINGTON SINCE 1995.

WE RE FUNDED RIMARILY FROM 66% OF THE CITY BED TAX COLLECTED FROM WORTHINGTON'S PRIMARY HOTEL, THE HOLIDAY INN.

SO AS YOU ALL KNOW WE'VE HAD THE RECENT DEVELOPMENTS THAT THE HOLIDAY INN IS COMING DOWN AND THAT'S GOING TIME PACT THE FUNDING OF THE CONVENTION AND VISITORS BUREAU.

WHAT WE HAD TO DO IS SCALE BACK ALL OF OUR MARKETING EFFORTS DURING, AT LEAST WE STARTED BACK EARLY IN THE YEAR.

JUST O THAT WE COULD HOLD ON TO A MEANINGFUL BUDGET OR WHAT WE THOUGHT WAS GOING TO BE A MULTI YEAR REBUILDING PROJECT OF THIS HOTEL. THEN WE HAD ANOTHER DEVELOPMENT.

OUR EXECUTIVE IRECTOR MINDY MACE ANNOUNCED HER RETIREMENT IN THE SPRING. THIS LED THE CV BOARD TO CREATE A CONTRACTUAL AGREEMENT WITH OLD WORTHINGTON PARTNERSHIP WHICH HIRED AN INTI TRIM DIRECTOR WHO REPORTS TO THE PARTNERSHIP DIRECTOR INITNINA. THANK YOU FOR THE WORK YOU'VE DONE, STEPPING IN. GREAT STUFF.

THE INTERIM DIRECTOR POSITION WAS SECURED THROUGH THE END OF 2 2008.

ALL OF THESE FACTORS LED THE CVB BOARD TO THE CONCLUSION THAT THE TIME WAS RIGHT TO RETHINK THE INST STRUCTURE OF WORTHINGTON'S PROMOTIONAL ORGANIZATIONS AND HOW THEY'RE FUNDED. I'VE BEEN DOING, I'VE SAT ON THE CVB BOARD FOR PROBABLY 20 PLUS YE YEARS. BEEN BOARD PRESIDENT FOR MANY YEARS AND I NEVER ANTICIPATED HAVING TO MAKE THIS KIND OF DEC BUT WE WERE REALLY -- THE TIME WAS RIGHT DO THAT. SO THIS SUMMER I PUT TOGETHER A TASK FORCE OF TRAVEL INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS THAT INCLUDED MYSELF, AARON BROWN THE EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT OF SCOTT DURING THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE DUBLIN CVB.

ROBBIE DUDLEY AND AMERE -- LAWN. SO IT WAS A REALLY GOOD SOLID GROUP OF PEOPLE WE WERE BASICALLY SELF-IMPOSED GOAL OF TRYING TO DETERMINE SHOULD THE KVN AND PARTNERSHIP BE -- CVB AND PARTNERSHIP BE MERGED IN SOME WAY.

WE HAVEN'T DECIDE HOW BUT DID THAT MAKE SENSE.

WE SPENT A WHOLE DAY DOING THAT. AND IT WAS CONSENSUS OF THE GROUP WAS THAT THAT REALLY MADE SENSE.

THE TAKING THE CONVENTION VISITORS BUREAU AND MERGING IT SOMEHOW INTO THE EFFORTS OF THE PARTNERSHIP, EVEN THOUGH THEY HAVE TWO VERY DISTINCT MISSIONS. COULD AKE FINANCIAL SENSE AND COULD MAKE A REALLY GOOD SOLID PROMOTIONAL SENSE IN TERMS OF PROMOTING THE CITY OF WORTHINGTON FOR TRAVEL AND T TOU TOURISM.

I A FEW WEEKS AGO I CALLED A MEETING ON THE POSSIBILITY OF EMERGENCYING THE -- MERGING THE ORGANIZATIONS.

I INVITED. THE BOARD APPROVED THE MOTION THAT THE CVB DISSOLVE THE CORPORATION AND RETURN ALL SEATS TO THE CITY FOR RE -- ASSESS AT TO REDISTRIBUTE TO THE PROMOTION TO R . THE ISSUE TO HOW TO PROMOTE THE BEST TOUGHERISM INTEREST SHOULD BE CAREFULLY REVIEWED AGAIN ONCE WE GET INTO A FULL FUNDING OPERATION REESTABLISHED ONCE THE HOTEL GOES BACK UP. SO THAT'S WHAT I'M HERE TO PRESENT TO YOU. LY TELL YOU THAT IT'S BEEN AN HONOR SERVING THE CITY OF WORTHINGTON AND THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR ELP, FOR ALL YOUR YEARS OF SUPPORT.

>> BEFORE HE LEAVES THE PODIUM, I WANT TO PERSONALLY THANK HIM AND MIKE CLEAVEING JEER WHO IS IN THE BACK OF THE ROOM WHO

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DUTIFULLY SERVED THE BOARD FOR MANY, MANY YEARS.

AND I WOULD NOTE, REGARDLESS OF HOW THE CITY OUNCIL ACTS UPON HIS RECOMMENDATION, I WOULD REMARK THAT THE CVB BOARD, ITS NOBODIES LAST -- OVER THE LAST FEW MONTHS HAVE DONE SOMETHING THAT I THINK IS RELATIVELY RARE IN MY PUBLIC LIFE.

THEY HAVE A SELFLESSLY, EGO LEITZLY IF THAT'S WORD.

REVIEWED -- A PERSONAL STAKE IN FOR MANY, MANY YEAR AND OBJECTIVELY ANALYZED ITS FUTURE WITHOUT REGARD WHETHER THEY'RE GOING TO BE INVOLVED OR NOT. AND MADE THE RECOMMENDATIONS.

I WANT TO THANK THEM FOR THAT SELF-LESSNESS IN THAT APPROACH.

DIME >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: HAVING BEEN THE CITY REPRESENTATIVE FOR ITS FULL 27-YEAR LIFE.

IT WAS CREATED IN 1991. AND BEING THE ONLY MEMBER WHO SERVED ON THAT BOARD FOR THE ENTIRE TIME FROM THE GET-GO.

IN THE BEGINNING I WAS NOT REPRESENTING COUNCIL, I WAS JUST SOMEBODY WHO WAS APOINTED POINTED BY COUNCIL TO ERVE AND BEEN ON THERE FOR A LONG TIME. I CAN'T THANK PERPRA FOR THE ROHWOK YOU'VE DONE AND HOURS OF TIME YOU PUT IN AND THE PROFESSIONAL RESULTS YOU'VE DONE.

I CAN'T THANK YOU ENOUGH. I ALSO WANT TO SAY THAT ONE OF THE THINGS TO LET YOU KNOW WE'VE TALKED ABOUT THAT IS PART OF THIS MERGER. THE PARTNERSHIP BOARD IS WILLING TO ADD SOME WOULD REPRESENT THE TOURISM INDUSTRY AND ALSO AMEND THEIR MISSION TO ALSO INCLUDE SOME OF THIS.

SO THAT THERE WOULD BE NOT JUST THE PARTNERSHIP BUT ALSO THE TOURISM CONNECTED INTO THE PARTNERSHIP AS PART OF THIS MERGER. IT REALLY IS A TRUE MERGER IN BRINGING THE CONCEPTS, IDEAS AND WHAT'S NEEDED FORWARD.

MR. GREESON. >> I THINK IT WOULD ALSO BE BENEFICIAL IF WE HEARD THIS EVENING FROM MR. BROWN, THE BOARD PRESIDENT OF THE PARTN PARTNERSHIP. BECAUSE IT'S ONE THING FOR THE CONVENTION AND VISITORS BUREAU TO RECOMMEND IT TO YOU.

IT'S ANOTHER THING FOR THEM TO RECEIVE THAT MISSION.

BECAUSE IT IMPACTS THEIR ORGANIZATION AS WELL.

I THINK YOU NEED TO HAVE THE FULL PICTURE FROM BOTH ORGANIZATIONS. THAT WOULD BE BEN FIEBENEFICIAL.

>> BEFORE PROCEEDING. WHAT DECISION ARE WE GOING TO BE

ASKED TO MAKE TONIGHT? >> YOU HAVE NO FORMAL DECISION THAT OU EED TO MAKE TONIGHT. THERE'S NO LEGISLATION TO ACT ON. AS I OUTLINED IN MY MEMO.

WE NEED TO UNDERSTAND WHETHER THE COUNCIL FEELS GOOD ABOUT THESE RECOMMENDATIONS AND IS SUPPORTIVE OF STAFF CONTINUING TO WORK WITH THESE ORGANIZATIONS TO EFFECT THIS CHANGE.

MR. LINDSEY AND I WILL WORK WITH THEM.

FRILLED STEP -- THERE WOULD BE STEPS THAT NEED TO BE TAKEN THAT RELATE TO THE DISSOLUTION OF THE CVB AND THE ACCEPTANCE OF THE MONEY THAT IS CURRENTLY IN THEIR ACCOUNTS.

MR. PERPRA PUT THE MOST RECENT BUDGET STATEMENT THIS EVENING.

ABOUT $170,000 IN CURRENT FUND BALANCE.

WE THEN AT SOME JUNCTURE WOULD NEED TO APPROPRIATE THE NECESSARY FUNDS TO THE PARTNERSHIP TO ACCOMPLISH WHAT THE CODIFIED ORDINANCE INTENDS FOR THE BED TAX REVENUE.

>> WHEN WOULD YOU ANTICIPATE THAT BEING.

? >> WE DO NOT ANTICIPATE THAT HAPPENING WITH THE FIRST MEETING IN DECEMBER.

WITH THE ADOPTION OF THE WHOLE WE WILL WORK WITH THEM TO DO IT AS SOON AS IS POSSIBLE. COULD BE IN THE NEXT MONTH OR

SO. >> AND WHEN IS THE OTE GOING TO TAKE PLACE TO FUND A WP. DIRECTLY RELATED TO THEIR

PROPOSED BUDGET. >> RELATED TO THEIR NORMAL REQUEST UNRELATED TO A BED TAX REVENUES THE CVB MISSION WILL HAPPEN WITHIN THE ANNUAL BUDGET THE FIRST MEETING IN DECEMBER.

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>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: SOMETHING TO ACT UPON AS IT MOVES FORWARD AS THE CVB, IF WE DECIDE THE CVB TAPPED MERGER -- AND THE MERGER AND PARTNERSHIP IS A GOOD THING.

STAFF AND THE TWO ORGANIZATIONS WILL WORK TOGETHER TO GET THEN COME BACK TO US. BECAUSE THE MONEY IS GOING TO COME BACK TO THE CITY. AND COUNCIL WILL HAVE TO APPROPRIATE THE TOURISM MONEY, WHATEVER DOLLAR FIGURE TOURISM MONEY IS TO GO TO THE PARTN PARTNERSHIP. THIS WOULD BE IN ADDITION TO

WHAT THEIR CURRENT FUNDING IS. >> COUNCIL MEMBERS AND MR. BROWN MAY SPEAK TO THIS, WE MAY END UP TAKING THIS IN TWO STEPS THE CVB IS CONTRACTED WITH THE PARTNERSHIP IN RECENT MONTHS TO PROVIDE INTERIM DIRECTOR SERVICES PERFORM TO THOSE D DUTIES. I THINK THE DESIRE WOULD BE TO TRY TO KEEP THE ACTIVITIES UNDER WAY THAT HAVE BEEN OCCURRING IN THESE RECENT MONTHS IN THE INTERIM PERIOD.

THERE MAY BE SOME AMOUNT OF MONEY THAT NEEDS TO BE APPROPRIATED IN ORDER TO JUST ENSURE THAT CONTINUED ACTIVITY AT THAT LEVITY APPRO. -- AT THAT LEVEL.

THEN A LARGER AMOUNT, BECAUSE THERE IS SOME FUND BALANCE OF $174,000. THAT WAS -- THAT FUND BALANCE WAS BUILT OVER TIME BY THE CVB IN ANTICIPATION OF NOT HAVING MUCH REVENUE FAR COUPLE OF YEARS IN BED TAX.

SO I BELIEVE WHAT MR. BROWN HAS SUGGESTED TO ME IS THAT THEY WOULD COME BACK A LITTLE BIT LATER ONCE THEY'VE HAD TIME TO DIGEST ALL OF THIS AND WORK COLLABORATIVELY WITH ALL OF US WITH A MORE DETAILED PLAN WITH HOW THEY WOULD USE THOSE DOLLARS DURING THIS TIME PERIOD IN WHICH REDEVELOPMENT IS OCCURRING.

>> I WOULD LIKE TO ASK QUESTIONS OF MR. PERPRA.

IF YOU'RE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR WAS NOT RETIRING NOW WOULD YOU HAVE

REACHED THE SAME CONCLUSION? >> THAT'S A REALLY GOOD QUESTION. I PROBABLY WOULDN'T HAVE BEEN FORCED INTO IT THE WAY WE FELT WE WERE.

WE WERE HIT WITH A DOUBLE WHAM MY.

THE FACT IS WHAT WE DID, AND I'M PROUD OF THIS, WE WERE VERY RESPECTFUL OF THE MOWNS -- MONIES WE WERE COLLECTING.

WE KNEW THIS WAS GOING TO HAPPEN.

THAT'S WHY WE HAD THE SURPLUS WE HAVE THE CURRENT BUDGET THAT WE HAVE. SO I THINK HAVING THE DIRECTOR THERE WOULD HAVE, WE PROBABLY WOULD HAVE MOVED FORWARD WITH THE WAY WE WOULD HAVE. WITH LOSING THE HOTEL, NOT HAVING THAT INCOME FOR SEVERAL YEARS AND NOT HAVING A DIRECTOR AND HAVING HAD TO CONTRACT WITH THE PARTNERSHIP, SEEING WHAT THEY DID WITH THAT JOB. THEY'VE DONE A WONDERFUL JOB WITH THAT. IT JUST KIND OF CEMENTED THAT THOUGHT IN OUR MIND. OKAY.

SOMEBODY'S GOT TO MAKE A TOUGH DEC DECISION. AND SOMEBODY'S GOT TO REE REEVALUATE. IT SHOULD BE REEVALUATED.

AND MAYBE IT WOULD HAVE COME BACK A WHOLE DIFFERENT WAY.

BUT THE TASK FORCE I PUT TOGETHER ALSO -- ALL SOLVE THE BENEFITS OF HAVING THESE TWO ORGANIZATIONS WORK MUCH CLOSER UNDER ONE ROOF WHERE -- I DON'T KNOW HOW IT WOULD BE STRUCTURED.

LIKE I SAID, THERE ARE TWO DIFFERENT MISSIONS BETWEEN WORTHINGTON PARTNERSHIP AND TRAVEL TOURISM.

>> WHAT ARE THE TWO MISSIONS? >> THE MISSION OF THE PARTNERSHIP CURRENTLY IS TO FACILITATE BUSINESS WITHIN THE OLD WORTHINGTON SECTOR FOR THE BUSINESS OWNERS.

THE MISSION OF THE WORTHINGTON CONVENTION AND VISITORS BUREAU IS TO IMPACT THE TOURISM ACROSS THE ENTIRE REGION OF WORTHINGTON PROPER. SO THAT'S WORKING WITH THE MEDIA. THAT'S WORKING WITH TOURS COMING INTO TOWN. WORKING WITH EXPERIENCED PIGGY BACK ON VARIOUS TOURS THEY'RE PUTTING TOGETHER.

SO EN THOUGH THEY ARE SOMEWHAT SIMILAR, THEY ARE -- THEY HAVE

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TWO DIFFERENT MISSIONS. AND I WAS HERE AT CITY COUNCIL ON MANY OCCASIONS EXPLAINING THAT TO CITY COUNCIL.

WHY WOULD YOU NEED A CONVENTION AND VISITORS BUREAU.

YOU HAVE OLD WORTHINGTON PARTN PARTNERSHIP. AND I WAS CONSTANTLY TRYING TO MAKE THAT ARGUMENT. I THINK THAT WHEN WE REALLY TOOK A REALLY GOOD HARD LOOK AT IT, THIS TASK FORCE WE PUT TOGETHER THE BENEFITS WERE JUST -- I'M NOT TRYING TO IGNORE YOU GUYS HERE. THE BENEFITS JUST SEEM TO --

THEY JUST FILLED THE ROOM. >> LAST COMMENT.

WHAT I'M TRYING TO GET MY HEAD WRAPPED AROUND.

IF THERE ARE TWO DIFFERENT MISSIONS I DON'T SEE HOW THAT IS BEING ARIDED THROUGH THIS PRO -- ARIDEDS THROUGH THE PROTO THE

SCENE POSED - >> LET ME ANSWER IT THIS WAY.

THEY HAVE THE JOB THEY'VE DONE SO FAR THEY'VE DEMONSTRATED SATISFIES MY PERSONAL GOAL AS A MEMBER OF THE CONVENTION VISITORS BUREAU. THEY'RE DOING ALL THE THINGS THEY SHOULD BE DOING TO FACILITATE WHAT WE WOULD HAVE BEEN DOING ON OUR OWN FOR THE MOST PART.

NOW THAT'S WHERE I'M SAYING DOWN THE ROAD WHEN FULL FUNDING COMES IN TO PLACE AGAIN, SOMEBODY NEEDS TO TAKE A LOOK AT THIS WHOLE PICTURE AGAIN AND SAY, HOW DO WE STRUCTURE THIS? DOES -- ARE THERE TWO DIFFERENT ZMRESHTHS ARE THEY WORKING UNDER IS THERE ONE DIRECTOR AND STAFF MEMBER WHO IS CONCENTRATING SOLELY ON TRAVEL AND TOURISM. WITH NINA BEING THE DIRECTOR OF WORTHINGTON PARTNERSHIP. THOSE ARE THE QUESTIONS THAT ARE GOING TO HAVE TO BE REALLY ADD ADDRESSED. THAT'S NOT SOMETHING THAT CAN BE ADDRESSED NOW. TODAY IS GOING TO LOOK VERY DIFFERENT THAN TOMORROW OR NEXT YEAR.

SO WHEN WE GET TO THE TIME WHERE WE FINALLY GET THERE THEN WE CAN

MAKE REALLY GOOD DECISIONS. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: ADDING TO THAT HAVE HAVING BEEN ON THE BOARD.

IN THE SENSE OF MINDY MACE RE RETIRED. THE PARTNERSHIP HAVE PUT ON A STAFF PERSON WHOSE FOCUS WAS TOURISM AND HAS BEEN DOING AN EXCELLENT JOB IN MAINTAINING, 3 PICKING UP WHEN MINDY STARTED.

MOVING THINGS FORWARD AND HAS A LOT OF BACKGROUND EXPERIENCE IN TOU TOURISM.

THERE'S A TRACK WORKING IN HIS DIRECTION.

THEY'VE ALSO COMMITTED TO ADDING SOME OF THIS DIRECTION INTO THEIR FUTURE AMENDED BYLAWS AND T THAT. I THINK THIS MISSION IS NOT

GOING TO GET LOST. >> HERE'S THE CHALLENGE THOUGH.

THEY'RE GOING TO BE FACED WITH THE SAME DHAEJ WE HAVE BEEN.

THE -- IF YOU LOOK AT THE EXPENSE SHEETS I GAVE YOU, THE BUDGET SHEETS I GAVE YOU YOU WILL BOE ABLE TO SEE WHAT WE ANTICIPATE THOSE FUNDS COMING IN FROM THE ONLY OTHER HOTEL THAT PROVIDES FUNDS INTO THAT -- INTO THAT BED TAX.

SO YOU'LL SEE HOW THEY'RE GOING TO DROP OFF.

SO THE WORTHINGTON PARTNERSHIP 3 IS GOING TO HAVE THEIR OWN CHALLENGES UNTIL WE GET THAT F FUNDING. I DO BELIEVE, MATT YOU WERE ABLE TO PROVIDE CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS WITH THE LATEST UPDATE FROM OLD WORTHINGTON PARTNERSHIP ON THE KINDS OF ACTIVITIES THAT THEY'VE BEEN DOING. AND IT'S IMPRESSIVE.

>> YEAH AND I WOULD ADD, I THINK WHILE THE MISSIONS, CODIFIED ORDINANCES THAT SPEAK TO SOME OF THIS.

IN TERMSES OF USE OF THE BED TA REV REVENUES. BUT I THINK BOTH THE MISSION OF THE PARTNERSHIP AND THE MISSION THE CVB SATISFIED THE USE OF THE REVENUES OF THE OHIO LAW. THE REALITY IS THEY SHARE A PHYSICAL OFFICE. THEY COLLABORATE ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE EXPERIENCE WORTHINGTON WEB SITE.

AND NOW WE'VE EEN STHROUGH A PERIOD OF SIX MONTHS WHERE WE'VE ESSENTIALLY HAD A CONTRACT MODEL AND THE CVB BOARD EVALUATED, STAY IN THE BUSINESS AS A SEPARATE NOT-FOR-PROFIT.

THEY TALKED A BIT ABOUT THE CONTRACT MODEL BECAUSE THEY HAD EXPERIENCE WITH THAT OVER THE LAST SIX MONTHS.

AND THE -- WHAT I CALL THE CVB WITHIN A MAIN STREET

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ORGANIZATION MODEL. WHICH IS NOT UNCOMMON IN COMMU COMMUNITIES.

ACROSS YEATS. -- UNITED STATES.

>> I DON'T DOUBT OPERATIONALLY IT CAN'T BE DONE AND IS BEING DONE. MY CONCERN TO BE EXPLICIT ABOUT IT, IS WORTHINGTON IS A LOT MORE THAN THE HISTORIC DOWNTOWN BUSI BUSINESSES.

AND FACILITATING THEIR BUSINESS. AND I WOULD BE CONCERNED THAT THE TOURISM AND VISITOR FOCUS WOULD BE AIMED INCREASINGLY AT STEERING FOLKS TIO THE BUSINESSS IN THE HISTORIC DISTRICT.

AND WE'RE A LOT MORE THAN THAT. >> THAT CAME, JUST SO YOU KNOW, THAT WAS A BIG ISSUE WITH THE TASK FORCE.

NOT A BIG ISSUE BUT IT WAS SOMETHING THAT WAS DISCUSSED IN THE TASK FORCE. I BELIEVE THAT OLD WORTHINGTON PARTNERSHIP IS PLANNING TO EXPAND ITS BOARD TO INCLUDE OTHER PEOPLE FROM THE TRAVEL AND TOURISM INDUSTRIES.

THAT WILL GO A LONG WAY IN H HELPING PROTECT BOTH I GUMISSIO.

. H HONESTLY I FEEL REALLY CONFIDENT ABOUT IT.

I THINK YOUR QUESTIONS ARE VERY THOUGHTFUL AND APPRECIATED.

THEY'RE QUESTIONS WE'VE ASKED OURSELVES OVER THE ENTIRE LAST EIGHT MONTHS OR WHATEVER. THEY NEED TO BE ASKED.

THEY NEED TO BE ADDRESSED. IT WAS DEB IT WOULD BE DISAPPOINTING IF THEY WEREN'T. IT WOULD BE DISAPPOINTING IF

THEY WEREN'T. >> THE BOARD SERIOUSLY HAS DISCUSSED ALL THESE OPTIONS AND LOOKED AT IT CAREFULLY.

THIS IS A GROUP THAT HAS SPEN QUITE A FEW YEARS UNDERSTANDING THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE HISTORIC WORTHINGTON PROMOTION AND PROMOTION OF THE WHOLE CITY. AND KNOWING THAT THE CVB HAS BEEN THE FOCUS ON THE WHOLE CITY.

I THINK THIS GROUP UNDERSTANDS THAT AND I FEEL WE'VE GOTTEN VERY GOOD SERVICE FROM THE FEW MONTHS IN WHICH WEAVE HAD THE CONTRACT PROVISIONS. IT'S WORKED OUT WELL.

THERE'S BEEN A WILL THE OF IMMO IMPROVEMENTS AND GOOD THINGS HAPP HAPPENING. I AGREE WITH MR. PERPRA WE MOVE FORWARD AND COME BACK AND WHEN THIS FULL FUNDING AND SEE WHERE THE NEEDS ARE AT THAT POINT IN TIME.

IT'S PROBABLY TWO YEARS OUT. >> AND THERE -- AND MR. MR. ROBINSON. THEY WEREN'T MY WORDS THEY WERE MIKE CLEAVE JER WORDS AND HE'S CONNECTED IN THE CITY OF WORTHINGTON. WE COULDN'T HAVE DONE THIS FIVE YEARS AGO. OLD WORTHINGTON PARTNERSHIP HAS DONE A WIONDERFUL JOB OF HIRINGA COMPETENT DIRECTOR, GETTING A BOARD TOGETHER THAT IS AN ACTIVE BOARD.

A WORKING BOARD AND WE WOULDN'T HAVE CONSIDERED IT FIVE YEARS A AGO.

IT WOULD HAVE BEEN IT WOULDN'T HAVE HAPPENED.

WE WOULD HAVE HAD TO SCRATCH AND BLEED ALL THE WAY THROUGH THE PROCESS UNTIL WE GOT THINGS UP AND GOING.

THEY'VE PROVED THEMSELVES TO BE A VIABLE USEFUL ORGANIZATION IN THIS CITY. AND I HAVE NO QUALMS SAYING IF YOU CAN DO WHAT YOU'RE DOING NOW, THEN I THINK YOU CAN EXPAND THAT IF YOU HAVE THE RIGHT PEOPLE IN PLACE THAT'S GOING TO BE CRITICAL. YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE TO HAVE THE RIGHT PEOPLE IN PLACE THAT HAVE THE BACKGROUND TO TAKE N THE TRAVEL AND TOURISM SITE. THEY SEEM SFLONG THE OTHER THINGS THAT THEY'RE DOING. BETH IS DOING A WONDERFUL JOB SO AGAIN, THOUGHTFUL QUESTIONS. I'M HOPING YOU'LL KEEP ADD

ADDRESSING THEM. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: THE PARTNERSHIP COME UP WITH THEIR THO

THOUGHTS. >> D. SMITH: YOU TALKED ABOUT THE TASK FORCE AND RECOMMENDATIONS.

YOU TOUCHED ON IT BRIEFLY. I'M NOT SURE IF THE TASK FORCE HAS A SPECIFIC RECOMMENDATION BECAUSE WE KNOW HISTORICALLY, AT LEAST IN MY MEMORY ANNUAL BUDGET ALLOCATION HAS BEEN AROUND 100 THOUSAND DOLLARS TO THE CVB. LOOKING INTO THE FUTURE WHEN THE NEW PROPERTY IS BUILT AND PROJECTIONS ARE COMING BACK $100,000 A YEAR FOR CVB BUDGETS. IS THERE A SPECIFIC RECOMMENDATION. YOU SAID YOU'RE LEAVING IT IN

OUR HANDS TO TALK ABOUT IT. >> HERE'S THE GOOD NEWS.

THIS IS GOOD NEWS. ACCORDING TO SCOTT DRANG FROM THE DUBLIN CONVENTION VISITOR'S BUREAU.

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LET'S JUST PRETEND YOUR CURRENT FUNDING FOR THE PARTNERSHIP CONTINUES AS IS. AND LET'S SAY YOU TAKE THE FANLFUNDS THAT TYPICALLY WENT TO THE CONVENTION AND VISITORS BUREAU AND MERGED THOSE FUNDS, THAT PUTS WORTHINGTON AND -- IN THE SAME FINANCIAL GAME PLAN THAT OTHER SURROUNDING CONVENTION OR BUREAU BUDGETS LOOK LIKE.

THAT POTENTIALLY COULD MAKE US MORE COMPETITIVE.

THAT WAS ONE OF THE OTHER REASONS WHY THE TASK FORCE THOUGHT FINANCIALL THAT MIGHT BE A GAME CHANGER FOR THE CITY OF WORTHINGTON. SO WE'RE NOT COMPLETELY FALLING BEHIND WESTERVILLE OR DUBLIN OR WHATEVER.

IT BRINGS US INTO A MUCH MORE LEVEL PLAYING OMEIELD WITH THES GUYS. MAKE SENSE?

>> D. SMITH: THE SPECIFIC RECOMMENDATION OF THE TASK FORCE AS YOU SAID, COMBINED FORCES IN PERP

PERPETUITY? >> IN SOME WAY, SHAPE OR FORM.

WE DID NOT -- THAT'S A VERY COMPLICATED PROBLEM.

NOT PROBLEM, BUT ISSUE TO SOLVE. BECAUSE YOU CAN GO A MILLION DA DIFFERENT WAYS WITH THIS.

IN TERMS OF LEADERSHIP, IN TERMS OF HOW YOU'RE GOING TO DO THE BUD BUDGETS.

DO YOU WANT A BUDGET THAT SITS HERE FOR THE TOURISM SIDE OF THINGS AND THE BUDGET THIS SITS HERE FOR WORTHINGTON PART PARTNERSHIP. DO YOU WANT IT TO BE AN UMBRELLA THAT IS OUT BASED ON THE NEEDS AND SUCCESSES OF EACH OF THE TWO ARMS. THERE ARE MANY, MANY DIFFERENT MODELS HAT CITIES AROUND THE COUNTRY ARE USING TODAY TO PROMOTE THEMSELVES. SO IT'S A BIG, BIG QUESTION.

OUR TASK ORCE WAS ONLY TASKED WITH DOES SOME KIND OF A MERGER MAKE SENSE? WE DIDN'T EVEN TRY TO SOLVE THAT PROBLEM. PART OF THE REASON IS, JUST LIKE I SAID A WHILE AGO, TODAY LOOKS DIFFERENT THAN IT WILL TOMORROW.

NEXT EAR, FIVE YEARS FROM NOW. MAKE SENSE?

>> THANK YOU. JUST CONNECTING THE DOTS HERE IF I MAY. THE OCTOBER 31ST SUMMARY FOR THE BOARD MEETING FROM THE CVB R REFERENCES A BALANCE OF $34,000 AND MR. GREENS, YOUR MEMO OF NOVEMBER 15TH STATES THE BOARD APP APPROVED A MOTION TO RETURN ALL SEATS O THE CITY FOR FOR FOR THE PURPOSE OF TRAVEL AND TOU TOURISM IF I TAKE THAT ON ITS FACE, TO THE PARTNERSHIP AS

>> ONE OF THE THINGS WE NEED TO ASCERTAIN IN THE MONTH OF DECEMBER IS -- WE'LL WORK WITH MR. CLEAVEINGJER.

TO SEE IF THERE ARE CLOSE OUT EXPENSES AND WE'LL HAVE TO WORK WITH VARIOUS STATE AGENCIES AND FOLKS THAT DEAL WITH BED TAX REVENUES AND STUFF LIKE THAT. SO WE'LL HAVE SOME FINAL CLOSE OUT ACTIVITIES THAT MAY HAVE LIMITED AMOUNT OF EXPENSE.

ALMOST ALL OF THAT SHOULD COME BACK.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: I THINK I'M HEARING IT'S COMING BACK TO THE CITY. WHAT I HEARING IS THAT MONEY AUTOMATICALLY GOING AT THE FULL AMOUNT TO THE PARTNERSHIP?

>> YOUR MEMO SAYS RETURN ASSETS TO THE CITY FOR REDISTRIBUTION TO THE PARTNERSHIP FOR THE PURPOSES OF TRAVEL AND TOURISM.

>> THAT'S ULTIMATELY YOUR DEC DECISION. BUT THAT IS OBVIOUSLY THE RECOMMENDATION OF THE CVB TON

TONIGHT. >> D. FOUST: I WANT TO SEE AN ACTION PLAN WITH MEASURABLE OUTCOMES AND FOLLOW UP.

THAT'S A BIG CHUNK OF CHANGE

>> RIGHT. I THINK, AND MR. BROWN CAN SPEAK TO THIS. I THINK THEY'RE INTENT IS TO HAVE TWO, PROBABLY THREE STEPS THAT WERE POINTED OUT.

ONE IS, WHAT IS THE WELL FOUR ST STEPS. WHAT ARE THE CLOSE OUT ACTIVITIES THAT NEED TO OCCUR? WHAT FUNDING WOULD WE NEED O GIVE THE PARTNERSHIP FOR SOME INTERIM AMOUNT OF TIME.

SIX MONTHS, PICKING UP. WE'LL HAVE TO FIGURE THAT OUT.

THAT WOULD CONTINUE THE ACTIVITIES THAT THEY HAVE BEEN

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DOING IN SUPPORT OF THE CVB MISSION.

AND THEN DURING THAT TIME DEVELOP MORE ROBUST PLANS FOR HOW THOSE DOLLARS, THE LARGEST AMOUNT OF THE DOLLARS WOULD BE SPENT OVER NEXT TWO YEARS TO ACHIEVE THE MISSION.

THE FOURTH STEP WOULD BE WHEN REVENUES COME BACK, WHAT IS THE GAME PLAN FOR THE SPENDING THE BED TAX REVENUES, FUTURE BED TAX REV NEWSPAPERS THE BLESSING IS THAT THERE'S PLENTY OF TIME TO FIGURE THAT OUT AND PARTNERSHIP WITH EACH OTHER.

>> B. KOWALCZYK: THANK YOU FOR YOUR PRESENTATION.

AND HAVING BEEN ON THE BOARD OF THE PARTNERSHIP FOR A YEAR I CAN APPRECIATE THE SITUATION AND HOW HOW IT HAD TO BE CONSIDERED AND HOW IT CAME DOWN. HAVE TO REMEMBER THE RETIREMENT WAS PRETTY SUDDEN AND THERE NEEDED TO BE SOMEBODY TO STEP IN TO PICK UP THE THINGS THAT WERE LAYING THERE READY.

THINGS WERE HAPPENING. AND THE PARTNERSHIP WAS ABLE TO PICK THAT UP AND NOT ONLY CARRY OUT THE BUSINESS AS USUAL, WHAT LITTLE THERE WAS THAT THEY HAD. BUT THERE WAS SOME BUSINESS GOING ON. BUT ALSO TAKE IT STEPS FURTHER.

IT SOUNDS LIKE, FROM WHAT YOU'RE SAYING, AND WHAT PRESIDENT MICHAEL IS SAYING, THAT THESE ARE POSITIVE STEP.

IS THINK THEY ARE POSITIVE STEPS AND WE ARE GOING TO HEAR ABOUT THAT I BELIEVE IN THE PRESENTATION.

AND BRINGING NEW LIFE IN TOUR ASME FOR WORTHINGTON.

I -- I THINK THIS PROPOSAL MAKES A LOT OF SENSE.

THE FACT THAT WE HAVE TIME TO CONSIDER IT AND CONSIDER HOW IT SHOU SHOULD WORK IS GREAT.

ADDITIONALLY, THAT'S NOT HOW IT HAPPENED.

IT STARTED OUT AS MY GOD, WE HAVE TO MAKE SURE THESE THINGS HAPPEN. AND THE PARTNERSHIP WAS ABLE TO STEP IN AND TAKE THAT ON. I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO HEARING MORE ABOUT WHAT THEY HAVE DONE. IT WAS LAID OUT WELL IN THE PA PACKET.

FOR US TO DON'T DISCUSSION. I THINK IT AKES PERFECT SENSE TO ONE HAVE RGANIZATION THAT'S BEEN ACTIVE AND PROMOTING THE CITY. PROMOTING PEOPLE COMING TO THE CITY. TO EXTEND TO THAT NOT TO JUST OLD WORTHINGTON BUT THE REST OF THE CITY.

>> YEAH. I FEEL REALLY GOOD ABOUT IT.

I REALLY DO. I DON'T OWN A HORSE SO THERE'S NO WAY FOR ME TO RIDE OFF INTO THE SUNSET.

SO IF YOU NEED, IF YOU EVER THINK YOU NEED MY HELP ALONG THE WAY, JUST LET ME KNOW. IF YOU NEED FURTHER EXPLANATION OR ANYTHING LIKE THAT, I WOULD BE HAPPY TO MEET WITH YOU OR DO

WHATEVER I NEED TO DO. >>

>> THANK YOU FOR THAT. I THINK WE'LL ALL MAKE YOU P PROUD. ANYTHING ELSE?

>> YOU VERY MUCH. A FEW QUESTIONS.

WE'RE GOING TAE TO HEAR MORE BEFORE WE GET INTO THE

PARTNERSHIP PRESENTATION. >> THANK YOU.

>> THE SLIDES FOR THE PARTN

PARTNERSHIP. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: IS THERE ANYTHING YOU WANT TO BRING UP REGARDING THE KCVB AS OP

OPPOSED -- >> I AM MP PROMISE.

SLIDE PRESENTATION AND WHERE TO START.

FIRST THINGS TO BILL AND MIKE FOR YOUR KIND WORDS AND TRUST.

I RECALL IN MY FIVE YEARS WITH THE PARTNERSHIP SEVERAL SEMINAL MOMENTS IN OUR EVOLUTION. ONE COMING BEFORE THE COUNCIL FOR THE FIRST TIME TO ASK FOR INVE INVESTMENT. AND YOU WERE GRACIOUS ENOUGH TO TRUST US AND THE SECOND FINDING AN EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR AND THE THIRD WAS MEETING, I REMEMBER HAVING NEAR SOME HOLIDAY AT THE GRIESS WOULD CENTER -- GRISWOLD CENTER SAYING WHY CAN'T THESE TWO ORGANIZATIONS GET ALONG. AND WE NEED TO THINK ABOUT THE OUTSIDE IN INSTEAD OF THEED DOC -- INSTEAD OF THE INSIDE OUT. IT STARTS WITH A WEB SITE.

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FROM THAT IT WORKED WELL TOG TOGETHER. I FEEL WE'RE AT ANOTHER SEMINAL MOMENT TONIGHT AND MOVING FORWARD.

I THINK THAT'S A GOOD THING. AND COUNCIL MEMBER DOROTHY SAID IT. IT'S ABOUT EVOLUTION.

I WANT TO ADDRESS THE QUESTIONS THAT WERE ASKED FROM THE PARTNERSHIP POINT OF VIEW AND ANY HARD QUESTIONS CAN GO BACK TO BILL. TOURISM MONEY NO -- THERE'S NO MORE IMPORTANT TIME THAN PR PROMOTING TOURISM TODAY.

WE DON'T HAVE TO LOOK FAR TO OUR WEST IN THE INVESTMENTS THERE SEEKING TO TAKE DOLLARS THAT WAY.

IF YOU SEE THE CITY EAST THAT DID A REBRAND A FEW MONTHS AGO.

WE ARE PUT AT A VERY DIFFICULT TIME WHERE OUR FUNDING FOR TOURISM WILL HIT ALL TIME LOWS. AND COUNCIL MEMBER FOUST YOU'RE RIGHT. IT'S A LOT OF MONEY.

THE QUESTION IS, HOW TO WE EXTEND THAT TWO OR TREE YEARS OR FOUR YEARS. WHILE BILL IS EXACTLY RIGHT AND SCOTT SAYS, IF AND WHEN THIS ALL COMES BACK TOGETHER AND THE NEW HOTEL RAEALIZES THE BED TAX WE THINK IT COULD.

WE MAY FINAL WILLY BE ABLE TO B THE UPPER HERB SLAIN.

IT'S A LOT TO PUT.

. >> IT WILL REQUIRE US TO THINK DIFFERENTLY ABOUT WE ATTACK THIS.

WE HAVE TO BE NIMBLE IN WHAT WE DO.

AND PART OF THINKING DIFFERENTLY IS ACKNOWLEDGING THAT CVB S CONSTRUCTED IN TIME ARE DIFFERENT TODAY.

INDUSTRIES LOOKING DIFFERENTLY AT THE ROLE OF A CVB.

ONE THING WE'VE LEARNED THE REALITY IS THERE'S NOT SPACE TODAY IN TWOIRT HOST A CONVENTION.

LET ALONE A CHARTER BUS TOUR. SO THAT'S PART OF THAT EVOLUTION THAT WE HAVE TO THINK ABOUT. AND BILL'S RIGHT, IF YOU LOOK AT OUR MISSIONS, BLACK AND WHITE, THEY ARE DIFFERENT.

I CAN TEST AND I ED IT DID SOME OF THE -- EDITED SOME OF THE FIN FINDINGS.

OUR MISSION IS TOA ENHANCE THE EXPERIENCE FOR RESIDENTS, VISITORS AND BUSINESSES. WHEN YOU THINK ABOUT WHERE WE CHOOSE TO HOUSE OUR WINTERS FARMER'S MARKET IT'S NOT IN THE OLD WORTHINGTON DISTRICT. IT'S AT THE MALL.

I ARGUE THE MALL OF THE TRACT NO GREATER NUMBER OF ATTENDEES THAN WHEN OUR SEVENTH THERE. WE ALSO LOOK SO COUNCIL MEMBER ROBINSON OR CHARTER IS THE OLD WORTHINGTON AREA. THAT IS SOMETHING WE THINK ABOUT OUR EVOLUTION WE DO HAVE TO LOOK AT AND THINK ABOUT POTENTIALLY THE GREATER VALUE WE MAY BE ABLE TO OFFER THE CITY OF COWORTHINGN THAT IS SOMETHING ON THE TABLE THAT OUR BOARD IS DISCUSSING.

IT'S ON OUR PAMINDS. THE OTHER THINGS THAT MATT MENTIONED ON THE FUNDING IS THE REALITY IS, IS THAT WE DO NEED TO LOOK AT A PLAN TO CONTINUE TO EMPLOY A PART-TIME EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR SO WE DON'T SEE ANY DIP.

THAT IS CRITICAL. I SJUST MENTIONED THE IMPORTANC OF TOURISM. WE SUFFER A DIP, IT'S HARD TO RECOVER. WE'RE NOT HERE TONIGHT SAY, WRITE THE CHECK. WE'RE HERE TO SAY THERE HAS A PHASE ONE. WE HAVEN'T SEEN ALL THE DETAILS OF THE BUDGET. WE NEED TO GET OUR HANDS IN THERE AND FIGURE THAT OUT AND COME BACK AND SAY, HERE'S HOW WE THINK THE REMAINING FUNDS CAN BE USED OVER THE NEXT THREE YEARS IN THE BEST INTEREST. WE ALSO MIGHT BE IN A POSITION WHERE THE PARTNERSHIP CAN HELP FUND RAISE, AND HELP DIRECTOR OTHER DOLLARS TO ENHANCE TOURISM OF THIS COMMUNITY.

IF YOU LOOK HOLE LIZ TICKICALLY AT HOW -- STRAITS TREATING -- STATES ARE TREATING TOURISM. THE BED TAX ISN'T ENOUGH ANYMORE TO MAKE A MEANINGFUL IMPACT IN TOURISM IN COMMUNITIES.

THERE IS NOT ENOUGH FLOWN. YOU HAVE BEEN GRACIOUS NOUGH TO GIVE 66% WHEN THAT IS MORE THAN THE STATE MINIMUM WHICH I DON'T NEED TO REMIND YOU OF. ANY OTHER NOTES ON THAT? I THINK WE'RE GOOD. WHAT I'LL SAY ON THIS SLIDE HERE TO START. TO REITERATE WHAT MADAM PRESIDENT MENTIONED. WE ARE COMMITTD TO ADDING AT LEAST TWO BOARD MEMBERS TO THE PARTNERSHIP BOARD WHICH OUR BYLAWS DO ALLOW. WITH THOSE THAT GO DEEP IN TOURISM EXPERTISE AND WE WILL LOOK AT OUR BYLAWS AND SEE HOW THAT CAN EVOLVE. AS MATT MENTIONED IT'S FAIRLY COMMON WITHIN THE NATION WWIDE MAINSTREAM ORGANIZATION FOR THAT GROUP TO ALSO BE A CVB BOARD. THE EVOLUTION OF A CVB IS

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DIFFERENT IN MAIN STREET ORGANIZATION SUCH AS OURS ARE UNIQUELY POSITIONED TO O DIFFERENT WORK.

AND PROVIDE UPDATE TO MEMBER OF THE PAST CVB BOARD TO REMAIN CONNECTED AND INVOLVED AND HELP GUIDE AS WE MAKE THE DECISIONS FORWARD. SO THOSE WERE THREE THINGS WE WILL COMMIT TO TONIGHT SO IT'S ON THE RECORD THAT WE WILL DO THAT. AND WE DO STAND READY AND EAGER TO FULFILL THIS MISSION FOR THE CITY.

SO KEEP GOING ON THE CVB. IT'S BEEN REFERENCED, BUT I THINK IT'S WORTH PUTTING HERE FOR THE RECORD.

IN JUST SIX MONTHS, THE IMPACT WE'VE HAD.

THERE WAS A THREAT OF WHO IS GOING TO HOST THAT TOUR THAT IS COI COMING THROUGH.

OR THE INQUIRY. WHO IS GOING TO FILL THE NED? I AM PROUD OF OUR ORGANIZATION SAYING WE WILL HELP IF YOU WANT US TO. IF YOU LOOK T THE STATISTICS, 500 PLUS NEW FOLLOWERS ON THE MOST PREVALENT SOCIAL MEDIA CHANNELS TODAY. ENGAGEMENT ON FACEBOOK IS UP 6 636%.

OUR VICE PRESIDENT SARA MULL LISTEN SHARE SOME OF OUR VEEVEN THAT WE'VE DONE. SHE WILL HIGHLIGHT.

I WON'T STEAL THE THUNDER. PAY NOTE ATTENDEES NOT FROM THIS ZIP CODE. I CONTEST, WHILE THE MISSIONS ARE DIFFERENT, THE OLD WORTHINGTON PARTNERSHIP IS DOING SIGNIFICANT EFFORTS TO DRAW TOURISM INTO THIS COMMUNITY.

YOU'LL SEE IT BASED ON THE IMPACT WE'RE HAVING.

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH EXPERIENCE COLUMBUS.

WE POSTED THREE FAMILIAR WE BRING IN EDITORS OR SOCIAL INFLUENCERS TO EXPERIENCE OUR TOWN AND THEY GO AWAY AND SAY WHAT A WONDERFUL PLACE WE CAN LIVE.

THIS IS THE EVOLUTION OF TO TOURISM.

ORGANIC INFLUENCE RELATIONSHIPS THAT GO OUT AND SHARE THE NEWS.

AND INFLUENCE COMMUNITIES. WE'VE HEOSTED THREE BUS TOURS.

THE OTHER PART THAT OUR INTI TRIM PRIME MINISTER DIRECTOR.

-- THE FILTH THEY DID NOT EXIST. IT'S IMPORTANT WE HAVE A SEAT AT THAT TABLE TO LEARN. THAT WE CAN BE PRESENT AND E CAN CAPITALIZE ON OPPORTUNITIES THAT ARE AVAILABLE TO US THROUGH MEMBERSHIP AND IMPORTANT TOURISM ORGANI ORGANIZATIONS. LASTLY THE VISUAL IDENTITY.

SO MUCH OF TOURISM AND PROMOTING A COMMUNITY IS ABOUT A CONNECTED EXPERIENCE. THAT WHEN YOU GO ONLINE, WHEN WHAT YOU EXPERIENCE NLINE IS REFLECTED WHEN YOU GO N PERSON.

IN COLLABORATION WITH THE CVB, THE WEB SITE, WE WORK TO EVOLVE JUST THE LOOK OF THE CVB LMARK N THE MATERIALS AND HOW IT REFLECTS WHAT IS ON THE WEB SITE.

IF YOU HAVEN'T BEEN TO THE GRIESS WOULD -- GRISWOLD WEB SITE -- TO GET PROSURES JOB -- BROCHURES ON DESTINATIONS.

SMALL STEPS. BUT CRITICAL STEPS TO PROVIDE A CONNECTED EXPERIENCE FROM THE OUTSIDE N, IN TERMS OF WHO WE ARE AS A COMMUNITY. SO WE'RE REALLY PROUD OF THE WORK THAT WE'VE DONE THERE. AND THEN YOU MAY ASK ABOUT MOVING AHEAD AT THE RISK OF SEEMING LIKE WE HAVE FORMAL PLANS, WE DON'T. WE HAVE LEARNINGS.

IT'S FREEBODY COMMUNE -- IT'S IMPORTANT TO COMMUNICATE.

TH THE LAST RENEWED ON EXPERIENTIAL TOU TOURISM.

NOT COMMON FOR SOMEONE TO SAY I'M GOING TO SPEND THREE DAYS IN WORTHINGTON OHIO FOR MY VACATION.

IT'S PROBABLY THE ONE DAY OR THE HALF DAY.

MAKE MAYBE I CAN GO AND MAKE THINGS IN THIS COMMUNITY, HAVE A MEAL OR DRINK OR ET CETERA. OR IF I'M COMING TO COLUMBUS, I CAN STAY IN WORTHINGTON FOR A NIGHT.

THERE'S GREAT PLACES TO EAT AND DO AND SPEND TIME IN CENTRAL OHIO OR ANOTHER SUBURB. DIGITAL MEDIA FOCUS.

BECAUSE OF THIS LIMITED BUDGET WE STRONGLY BELIEVE THESE DOLLARS, IF NOT EXCLUSIVELY THE MONEY SHOULD BE SPENT THROUGH DIGITALAL CHALLENGES. THE DAYS OF -- ARE REVOLVING AND WE NEED TO BE MORE TARGETED IN OUR SPEND.

WE CAN TARGET THROUGH ADVANCED TECHN TECHNOLOGIES. WE CAN KNOW WHEN PEOPLE ARE COMING IN TO OUR ZIP CODE, TARGET THEM THROUGH SOCIAL CHAN CHA CHANNELS. PUSHING THEM AD ATS OF OUR DESIG DESIGNATIONS.

HOW GREAT FOR SOMEBODY AT THE NEW HOTEL PUSHED AN AD FOR LIVE MUSIC AT NATALIES? THAT'S THE SOPHISTICATED MA MARKETING THROUGH DIGITAL CHANNELS THAT DOESN'T COST NEAR AS MUCH AS TRADITIONAL CHANNELS. WE'RE EXCITED TO BRING THAT TO WORTHINGTON. WE ALREADY NIMENTIONED IN INFLUENCERS. ONE OF THE HINGS OUR INTERIM DIRECTOR IDENTIFIED. THE OPPORTUNITIES FOR GRANT

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PRO PROGRAMS. GRANDVIEW, GROSS CITY ARE DOING THESE ALREADY.

WHY NOT US? WHY NOT US TO HELP TRY TO GET ADDITIONAL FUNDS TO BOOST OUR BUDGET? ENHANCE AND INVENT MARKETING. THE AWESOME COLLABORATION WITH PARKS AND REC AND OTHER THINGS WE CAN DO.

AND A -- AT A TIME WHEN WE CAN'T USE OUR DOLLARS TO PROMOTE HOW GREAT WE ARE WE NEED TO EMPOWER OTHERS.

RESIDENTS AND THOSE WHO COME TO VISIT THAT THEY GO BACK AND TELL YOUR FRIEND, YOU NEED TO GO THERE.

THAT'S THROUGH SYSTEMIC PROGRAM WE BELIEVE WE CAN BUILD FOR THE CITY. WITH THAT, WHY DON'T I PAUSE AND ENTERTAIN ANY QUESTIONS ON THE CVB BEFORE I GET INTO THE PARTN PARTNERSHIP.

>> GENTLEMAN WANT TO STAY, YOU'RE WELCOME TO YOU'RE WELCOME TO STAY. IF YOU WANT TO ESCAPE THIS IS OKAY TOO. WHATEVER YOU WOULD LIKE.

>> PRESIDENT MICHAEL BEFORE WE LEAVE THAT TOPIC AND BEFORE THESE GENTLEMEN LEAVE. I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT TO KNOW WHETHER WE HAVE DIRECTION TO START, YOU KNOW, ERNESTLY W WORKING ON THIS IN A MORE, WITH TH THESE FOLKS IN A -- TO EFFECT THE DISSOLUTION AND BRING FORWARD THE VARIOUS BUDGET AND LEGAL DOCUMENTS.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: DO SWRE A MOTION THAT WE AUTHORIZE STAFF TO MOVE FORWARD TO WORK WITH THE FUTURE DISSOLUTION OF THE CONVENTION VISITOR BUREAU AND WORK TOGETHER REGARDING THE 3 MERGER OF THE CVB WITH THE JOOLD

WORTHINGTON PARTNERSHIP. >> IT WASN'T NECESSARILY A MOTION IS FINE. IT WASN'T SEEKING THAT BUT YOUR GENERALLY INPUT. HOWEVER YOU WANT TO DO IT.

I THINK WE NEED TO KNOW DO YOU BUY IN TO THIS DRAENGSD WE CAN START WORKING HARD TO EFFECT THIS CHANGE.

DIME >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: ANYBODY FEEL THAT'S NOT A GOOD DIRECTION?

>> WHAT IS THE DIRECTION EX EXACTLY? TO STUDY IT? TO DEVELOP A PLAN? TO ACTUALLY MOVE INTO THIS DIRECTION?

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: I THINK THE DIRECTION WHAT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT IS ACTUALLY GOING THROUGH THE DISSOLUTION -- WHEN THE DISSOLUTION OF THE CVB BEEN THE END OF THIS YEAR.

AND OF 2018. HAVING THE FUNDS RETURNED TO THE CITY AND GOING FORWARD FROM THERE ORKING WITH THE PARTNERSHIP TO A FUTURE APPROPRIATION BASED ON PLANS PROJ PROJECTS, REPORTED -- REPORTS,

INFORMATION BROUGHT FORWARD. >> IS THE DISSOLUTION OF THE CVB

ALREADY DECIDED? >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: IT'S BEEN RECOMMENDED BY THE CVB THAT THE -- THIS THIS HAPPENED.

SO -- WE HAVE THE ULTIMATE DECISION WE FEEL WHETHER --

>> I THINK THE CVB IS A NOT-FOR-PROFIT CAN DISSOLVE ITSELF. WE WOULD HAVE TO RECEIVE THE ASSETS AND REPROPOSE RATE THEM. AND MR. LINDSEY MAY HAVE

REMARKS. >> YES.

CITY MANAGER GREASE SEASON CORRECT.

IN TERMS OF THE CVB ITSELF AS A NONPROFIT IT CAN DISSOLVE I ITSELF. WHETHER YOU WANT THEM TO DISSOLVE. THE STAY CITY MAY HAVE A CLAIM AS TO THAT MONEY SINCE IT BECOMES FROM BED TAX.

SO WE MAY BE ABLE TO ASSERT A CRAM.

THEY INDICATE A WILLINGNESS, FROM Y UNDERSTANDING, TO HAVE THAT MONEY GO BACK TO THE CITY. SINCE SOME OF IT, BY STATE LAW, 25% OF THE TOTAL BED TAX IS REQUIRED TO GO TO A CONVENTION VISITOR BUREAU THAT SORT OF DI ACTIVITY. OVER THE YEARS, OF COURSE, THE CITY'S GHIVEN THE ORDER OF ABOUT TWO-THIRDS INSTEAD OF A QUARTER.

SO I SUPPOSE SOME ACCOUNTING COULD BE DONE TO FIGURE OUT HOW MUCH IS STATUTORIALLY REQUIRED TO BE SPENT ON THOSE ACTIVITIES AND THEN FOR GENERALLY PURSE PURPOSES. THAT'S A SEPARATE DECISION FOR LATER. HOW MUCH OF THAT $74,000 GETS APPROPRIATED TO ONE PLACE OR ANO ANOTHER. EVERY YEAR YOU HAVE THE ABILITY TO DETERMINE HOW MUCH OF YOUR CURRENT INCOMING HOTEL TAX WILL 25% HAS TO BE A FUNCTION THAT IS SERVING CONVENTION AND VISITING BUREAU THROUGH THE PARTNERSHIP, THAT CAN BE THROUGH A CVB.

THAT CAN BE THROUGH STAFF ACTI ACTIVITIES. THAT COULD BE THROUGH A FRANKLIN COUNTY OR OTHER CVB IF YOU MADE THE ARRANGEMENTS.

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ALL OF THAT IS POSSIBLE. AND I'LL OBVIOUSLY ALL OF THAT IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE ON AN ANNUAL BASIS.

OFF NUMBER OF STEP LATER. I THINK THE DECISION MR. GREESON WANTS IS DO YOU WANT STAFF TO SPEND THE TIME TO ASSIST THE CVB IN THIS DISSOLUTION PROCESS TO HELP WRAP THAT UP IN A EXPEDIENT MANNER SO AS TO ALLOW THE TRANSFER OF FOUNDS OCCUR PR PROMPTLY -- OF FUNDS TO OCCUR PROMPTLY TO ALLOW A PARTIAL ALLOCATION OF THE PARTNERSHIP TO ALLOW THE ONGOING CONTINUATION OF TOURISM ACTIVITIES IN THIS SIX MONTHS OR WHATEVER PERIOD 3 NECESSARY FOR FURTHER EVA EVALUATION.

>> MADAM PRESIDENT, THANK YOU. WE HAVE TWO WILLING PARTNERS, THE CVB READY TO PASS THE BATON. THE PARTNERSHIP READY TO ACCEPT IT. I THINK WE PROVIDE OTHER SEE THE PROCESS IN A FAIR AND PROPERTY MANNER ND SET EVERYBODY UP TO BE SUCCESSFUL. I DON'T KNOW WHY WE WOULD QUESTION THE REAL RECOMMENDATION QUESTION THE RECOMMENDATION

MADE. >> WILL CLEAVEINGJER.

>> THANK YOU. I'M THE TREASURER OF CVB.

JUST SO YOU UNDERSTAND, I WAS THE ONE WHO PROPOSED THE MOTION TO DISSOLVE THE CVB. THOSE FUNDS WERE ACCUMULATED DILIGENTLY EPHOR PERIOD OF TIME FOR THE PURPOSE OF SUSTAINING THE ACTIVITIES OF MARKETING FOR VISITORS TO THE CITY OF WORTHINGTON. OVER THE PERIOD OF TIME THAT THE HOTEL WAS DOWN. SO I SEE IT, MY PERSONAL OPINION THAT HONESTLY WE COULD HAVE PROBABLY WRITTEN THE PARTNERSHIP A CHECK AND SAID, HERE. GO DO THAT WORK.

SO I HOPE THAT THE INTENT IS NOT TO, IF THE FUNDS COME BACK TO THE CITY, TO CONTROL THEM AND DOLE THEM OUT IN A MANNER THAT IS NOT WHAT WE INTENDED FOR THOSE FUNDS TO BE USED FOR.

YOU UNDERSTAND WHAT I'M SAYING? I MEAN -- WE COULD SAVE A LOT OF TIME IF WE DID THAT. BUT WE THOUGHT THIS WAS THE MOST APPROPRIATE WAY TO DO IT. SO IS THERE A QUESTION ABOUT HOW TH THOSE FUNDS WOK WOULD BE USED IF THEY WOULD COME BACK TO THE CITY?

I'M ASKING. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: NOT

THAT I'M AWARE OF. >> OKAY.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: WE HAVE A HISTORY OF --NY WE JUST SPENT A LOT OF HARD WORK ACCUMULATING THAT -- THOSE FUNDS FOR THE PURPOSES WE BELIEVE THE PARTNERSHIP WILL USE THEM FOR.

SO>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: AND YOU'VE DONE A MARVELOUS JOB.

>> I'M SAYING HOPE THOSE FUNDS ULTIMATELY GET USED IN THAT

MANNER. >> MAY I? MR. -- MY CONCERN IS NOT THE USE OF THOSE FUNDS.

I AGREE WITH YOU T. THAT'S HOW THEY SHOULD BE USED.

IT'S ONLY RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS COUNCIL TO OVER SEE IT.

DISSOLUTION OF THE NOT FOR PROFIT AND USE OF FUNDS.

MY CONCERN IS THE LONG-TERM MERGING OF THE MISSIONS AND HOW

THAT'S GOING THE PLAY OUT. >> SURE.

I HEARD THAT. AS BILL SAID, THOSE A GREAT QUESTIONS. WE ALL HAVE THE SAME QUESTIONS.

THANK YOU. I JUST WANTED TO MAKE SURE THAT YOU UNDERSTOOD THAT, YOU KNOW, WE SPENT A LOT -- WE GOT RID OF A LOT OF THINGS TO GET THAT ALMOST $108 THOSE ACCUMULATE -- 180,000 FOR HARD TIMES. NOW WE SEE AN AVENUE TO BE USED FOR THE PURPOSE IT WAS ACCU ACCUMULATED. I HOPE THAT HAPPENS.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: MY UNDERSTANDING IS THAT WE --

>> THANK YOU>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: APPEAR TO HAVE A MAJORITY OF COUNCIL THAT'S IN FAVOR OF HAVING THIS MOVE FORWARD, HAVING STAFF WORK ON THE -- WORK ON GETTING THE CVB DISSOLVED WORKING WITH THE PARTNERSHIP TO FIGURE OUT NEW DIRECTION AND HOW IT'S GOING TO GO AND COME BACK TO DMOINL THE FUTURE AS THEY KNOW MORE OF WHAT'S GOING WITH THE CVB ANNWAND THE PARTNERSHIP. IS THERE ANYBODY OPPOSED TO STAFF -- I THINK WE HAVE AT LEAST -- EVERYBODY ARE WE ALL IN AGREEMENT THAT THIS IS A GOOD WAY FOR THE STAFF TO GO?

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I THINK WE CAN MOVE ON. >> WE'LL LOOK FORWARD TO WORKING

ON IT. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: LET MEING LET'S MOVE ON TO THE WREATH REST OF THE PARTNERSHIP.

>> I THIS THINK IT'S IMPORTANT E WHO CONTINUE TO VOLUNTEER H HUNDREDS OF HOURS AS AN ENGAGED AND ACTIVE BOARD OF THIS ORGANIZATION. I CONTINUE TO BE HUMBLED BY THOSE INDIVIDUALS IN THE ORGANIZATIONS THEY REPRESENT FROM THROUGHOUT OUR COMMUNITY TO HELP LEAD THIS ORGANIZATION FORWARD. SO WE'RE GRATEFUL TO ALL OF HOME THE THEM MANY OF WHO ARE HERE THIS EVENING.

OTHERS WHO WANTED TO BE HERE BUT COULD NOT.

OF COURSE OUR FULL-TIME EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, NINA WHO CONTINUES TO EXCEED EXPECTATIONS FOR US AND PUSHES THE BOARD AT TIMES THAT MAKES IUS UNCOMFORTABLE AND THAT'S HER GEM JOB AND THE JAM BOY STETS WORTHINGTON FARMER'S MARKET APART AS ONE OF THE BEST IN OHIO.

AND SIGNIFICANT ATTRACTION FOR RESIDENTS AND VISITORS IN OUR COMMUNITY. SO I'M THRILLED THAT I'M GOING TO HAVE PRESENTATION. LET SOMEBODY ELSE SHARE THE GOOD NEWS. SARA?

>> HI, EVERYONE. IF YOU IF WE HAVEN'T MET.

SARA WINLAND MULLEN. I AM THE VICE PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD THIS YEAR FOR THE PARTN PARTNERSHIP. AND A LITTLE BIT ABOUT MYSELF.

I GREW UP PRIMARY ON EAST NEW ENGLAND STREET IN OLD WORTHINGTON. MOVED AWAY AND MOVED BACK TO EAST NEW ENGLAND STREET IN OLD WORTHINGTON.

IF THAT TELLS YOU ANYTHING ABOUT THE FACT THEY LOVE MY CITY THAT'S WHY I'M HERE. SO I'M HAPPY TO SHARE REQUEST W YOU SOME OF OUR ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF 2018.

TALK ABOUT OUR EVENTS AND REALLY SHOW YOU THROUGH OUR THEME OF BEING CONNECTED THIS YEAR, WHAT WE WERE ABLE TO DO.

WE WERE PLEASED TO HAVE OUR ANNUAL MEETING IN APRIL.

THIS IS -- THIS SHOWS OUR ANNUAL REPORT.

AND HIGHLIGHTED THAT THEME OF BEING CONNECTED.

THIS YEAR WE REALLY FOCUSED ON GROWING OUR VOLUNTEER POOL.

AND WE DID A VOLUNTEER DRIVE. THAT LANDED US WITH OVER 00 NEW VOLUNTEERS THAT GAVE OVER 1500 -- 15150 HOURS -- 1515 HOURS OF THEIR TIME. OUR WINDOW CONTEST WHICH I'LL TALK MORE ABOUT LATER. WE HAD OVER 200 HOURS JUST ON THAT ALONE IN VOLUNTEER HOURS. OUR BOARD IS SET UP WITH A COMMITTEE STRUCTURE. AND WE LIKE THAT BECAUSE WE FEEL THAT CAN REALLY GET THE COMMUNITY INVOLVE ON A LEVLAL TY FEEL COMFORTABLE WITH. THEY CAN VOLUNTEER FOR A COUPLE OF HOURS AT AN EVENT. THEY CAN JOIN AND BE PART OF A COMM COMMITTEE.

THEY CAN CHAIR COMMITTEE. IT REALLY HELPS GET THE COMMUNITY BEMORE IVOLVED. THIS SHOWS THIS WAS A GRAPHIC FROM OUR VOLUNTEER DRIVE THAT WE DID LAST YEAR.

AND WE'RE GOING TO KEEP THAT GOING.

PART OF WHAT OUR DRIVE HAS H HELPED DO IS IF THERE'S A NEED IN ANOTHER ORGANIZATION FOR VOLUNTEERS IN THIS CITY, WE CAN PROVIDE THEM WITH OUR CHANNEL OF VOLUNTEERS TO HELP FILL THEIR NEED AS WELL. DORA WE'RE AT 18 MONTHS WITH THE DORA AND WE FEEL IT'S A HUGE SUCCESS.

OUR BARS AND RESTAURANTS SHOW 10% O 15% INCREASE IN SALES.

WE'VE SHOWN NO ISSUES FROM THE BA WORTHINGTON POLICE DEPARTMENT. WE FEEL THE DORA HAS BEEN A HUGE SUCCESS AND THE CITY AS WELL AS NINA CONTINUE TO BE ASKED BY OTHER CITIES TO COME AND SPEAK ABOUT THE DORA AND IT REALLY IS A BEST IN PRACTICE FOR HOW TO IMPLEMENT THAT WITHIN OTHER COMMU COMMUNITIES.

AND WE'RE REALLY PROUD OF THAT. WE REALLY CONNECT --

>> WAS THAT A 10% TO 15% IN OVERALL SALES OR ALCOHOL SALES?

>> WE REALLY LIKE TO CONNECT WITH OUR MERCHANTS.

I THINK WE'VE TOUCH ON THISSED BEFORE.

WE HOST MERCHANT MEETINGS EVERY MONTH.

WE ALSO HOST FOUR ORK SHOPS. ONE EACH QUARTER THROUGHOUT THE

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YEAR ON THE VARIOUS TOPICS THAT THE MERCHANTS FEEL ARE SOMETHING THEY COULD USE TO BETTER THEIR BUSINESS.

SO SOCIAL MEDIA, MARKETING, RETAIL FORECASTING, AND WE BRING EXPERTS AND PROFESSIONALS IN TO GIVE SEMINARS TO HELP BUSINESSES WITH THOSE PARTICULAR TOPICS. WE ALLEGATION HAVE -- WE ALSO HAVE A BUSINESSED A ADVISORY COUNCIL.

THESE ARE PROFESSIONALS THAT CAN BE COUNTED ON IF A MERCHANT SASS A -- HAS A NEED. THEY MAY NEED ADVISE IN REAL ESTATE OR MARKETING AND WE CAN HELP CONNECT THEM WITH A PROFESSIONAL THAT CAN GIVE ADVICE TO THEM.

OUR WEB SITE HAS FRESH CONTENT. IT'S EASY TO USE.

WE'RE PROUD OF THE INTERFACE. WE ENJOY KEEPING IN TOUCH WITH OUR COMMUNITY WITH SOCIAL MEDIA. IT'S A BENEFIT FOR US.

WE CONTINUE TO DO THAT. OUR NEWS LETTER CONTINUES TO GROW. WE HAVE MORE THAN 2300 SUBSC SUBSCRIBERS.

AND WE HAVE AN OPEN RIGHT ON THAT NEWS LETTER THAT IS 25% HIGHER THAN OTHER NONPROFIT NEWS LET LETTERS. WE'RE PROUD OF THAT.

WE USE OUR NEWS LETTER AND SOCIAL MEDIA CHANNEL TO PROMOTE OUR EVENTS AND OUR UPCOMING THINGS HAT ARE HAPPENING IN THE BUSINESS DISTRICT. SPEAKING OF OUR EVENTS.

OUR CHOCOLATE WALK. OUR CHOCOLATE WALK WAS IN ITS SECOND YEAR THIS YEAR. I THINK ONE OF THE HIGH LIGHTS THEY KNOW AARON TOUCHED ON IS THAT 75% OF OUR VISITORS TO THIS EVENT WERE NOT FROM 34085. THIS WAS A HUGE NUMBER.

THIS SEVENTH IN THE MIDDLE OF FEBRUARY.

IT'S USUALLY COLD. OUR BUSINESSES MAY NORMALLY BE CLOSED AND WE BRING AT LEAST 250 PEOPLE IN ON A COLD FEBRUARY EVE EVENING.

SO WE'RE REALLY PROUD OF THAT. THIS EVENT SELLS OUT IN UNDER A WEEK. SO OUR CHOCOLATE WALK HAS BEEN REALLY SUCCESSFUL. IF YOU HAVEN'T GONE I ENCOURAGE YOU TO. WE HAD OUR THIRD ANNUAL PICNIC WITH THE PARTNERSHIP THIS YEAR. OVER 600 GUESTS CAME TO HIGH STREET. AND WE HAD A NEW BAND THIS YEAR.

THE MOON BATS WHICH WAS REALLY FUN.

WE SAW A 30% INCREASE THIS YEAR IN GUEST ATTENDANCE.

WE ALSO TRIED SOMETHING INTERESTING THIS YEAR WHERE WE PLACED DESERT STATIONS THROUGHOUT OUR BUSINESSES.

WE WANT TO PROMOTE OUR EVENTS THAT PEOPLE MOVE ROUND THE DISTRICT. THAT THEY O INTO A PLACE THAT THEY MAY HAVE NOT BEEN INTO BEFORE.

WE FEEL LIKE BY PLACING DESSERTS AND OTHER THINGS WITHIN THE BUSINESSES WE'RE ENCOURAGING PEOPLE TO TRY SOMETHING NEW AND MOVE ABOUT OUR DISTRICT. OUR NEW EVENT WAS THE FIRST ANNUAL CRAFT CRAWL. IF YOU HAVEN'T HEARD ABOUT THE CRAFT CRAWL, IT WAS BORN OUT OF ONE OF OUR MERCHANTS WHO HAD THIS IDEA. WORTHINGTON RIGHT NOW HAS A LOT OF EXPERIMENT AL BUSINESS BUSI BUSINESSES. YOU CAN GO TO CAN'TAL -- CANDLE LAB AND MAKE A CANDLE AND YOU CAN GO TO AND MAKE A CRAFT.

WHAT THIS EVENT WAS A GUEST COULD PICK, THEY COULD BUY A TI TICKET THAT WOULD GET THEM TWO EXPERIENCES. BUT THEY DIDN'T KNOW EXACTLY WHAT EXPERIENCE THEY WERE GOING TO BE SHOWINGS UNTIL THEY CAME.

-- CHOOSEING UNTIL THEY CAME WHICH GAVE THEM THE OPPORTUNITY MOVE ABOUT THE DISTRICT. ANOTHER LARGE NUMBER OF PARTICIPATNTS WERE NOT FROM 43085.

THIS WAS ALSO A LIVE MUSIC AND DORA EVENT.

WE LOOK FORWARD TO CONTINUING THIS EVENT.

WE'RE LESS THAN WEEK AWAY FROM OUR HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE THIS COMING SUNDAY. AS I'M SURE YOU'RE ALL FAMILIAR.

WE SEE YEAR OVER YEAR INCREASES IN BOTH MERCHANT SALES, ATTENDANCE, OFFERINGS. SO WE'RE EXCITED.

LAST YEAR FRAOR THE FIRST TIME HAD COPY CORPS CORPORATE SPO SPONSORS.

DIFFERENT BUSINESSES COULD SPONSOR THE ICE RINK OR SANTA PICTURES. WE ALSO PARTNER WITH THE WORTHINGTON FOOD PANTRY DURING THIS EVENT.

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AND WE'RE ABLE TO GIVE BACK FOOD AND MONEY TO THEM.

IT'S A GREAT DAY FOR US IN DOWNTOWN WORTHINGTON.

>> CRAFT EVENTS AND THINGS AT THE OPEN HOUSE? THEY STARTED AND PEOPLE WERE SURPRISED BECAUSE IT HAND BEEN IN THE PAST. SOMETHING NEEDED TO BE CHANGED.

>> THINK AS THE NUMBERS HAVE GROWN WE'VE SEEN A LITTLE BIT MORE OF SOME MERCHANTS THAT DO CHARGE A LITTLE BIT FOR THEIR CRAFT OR OFFERING AND WE STILL HAVE A LARGE NUMBER THAT ARE FREE. SO IT'S A MIXTURE.

WII DO -- WE DO HAVE A BROCHURE THAT WILL BE HANDED OUT THAT WILL STATE WHAT ITEMS ARE FREE AND WHAT ITEMS DO HAVE A CHARGE TO THEM. ANOTHER SIGNATURE SEVENTH OUR FARMER'S MARKET. THIS YEAR IT WAS WET.

IT WAS A LITTLE BIT OF A WET SEASON.

WE HAD A GOOD SEASON OVERALL. WE TRIED AN EXTENSION THIS YEAR DURING A FEW OF THE MONTHS. JUNE, JULY AND AUGUST AS A P PILOT. SO THE MARKET WAS OPEN UNTIL 1:00 P.M. THIS YEAR. WE ADDED ADDITIONAL SPACES.

WE OPENED ABOUT SEVEN TO TEN SPACES IN FRONT OF THE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH TO EXPAND THE FOOTPRINT TO ALLOW LESS CONGESTION MOVING FTHROUGH THE MARKET.

WE'RE STILL RECEIVING FEEDBACK ON WHAT PEOPLE THOUGH ABOUT THE TIME. WHAT THE FARMERS THOUGHT ABOUT THE TIME. AND WE ALSO HAVE RECENTLY MOVED THE MARKET INTO THE SHOPS AT WORTHINGTON.

SO IT'S AN INDOOR MARKET NOW. NOT THIS WEEK, THIS WEEK IT WILL BE CLOSED FOR THE HOLIDAY, BUT WE LOOK FORWARD TO HOPEFULLY SEEING YOU THERE. PART OF WHAT WE WANT TO REITERATE THROUGH BEING CON CONNECTED IS HOW MANY PEOPLE WE MAKE CONNECTIONS WITH IN THE XHOOUNS COMMUNITY.

A LOT -- COMMUNITY. A LOT OF THESE ARE HIGHLIGHTED HERE. WE'VE HAD A BUSY YEAR WITH A LOT OF NEW PARTNERSHIPS. AND A LOT OF ORGANIZATIONS HAVE REACHED OUT TO US AND WE ARE HAPPY TO PARTNER WITH THEM.

A COUPLE TO HIGHLIGHT IS THAT WE HAD AN INTERNSHIP THIS YEAR WITH A STUDENT FROM LYNN WORTH ALTERNATIVE HIGH SCHOOL THROUGH THEIR WALK ABOUT PROGRAM. THAT WAS EXCITING AND FUN.

WE ENJOYED HAVE HER. WE DO A LOT OF SPEAKIG ENGAG ENGAGEMENTS.

WE ALSO HAVE DEEPENED OUR PARTNERSHIP WITH CO HATCH AND FC BANK. AND WE CONTINUE TO PARTNER WITH THE ARTS FESTIVAL AND I'M SURE YOU'VE ALL SEEN THE VIDEO THAT AA AARON STARRED IN LAST YEAR WHERE WE PARTNERED WITH TRIED A IMMEDIATE -- TRIAD MEDIA.

IF YOU HAVEN'T SEEN THAT MAKE SURE YOU DO.

ONE OF OUR PARTNERSHIPS, NEW PARTNERSHIP THIS IS LAST YEAR WAS SLICE OF WORTHINGTON. AS WE ALL KNOW WORTHINGTON LOVES ITS PIZZA. SO WELINE LEANED INTO THAT -- WE LEANED INTO THAT. A COMMUNITY PARTNER REACHED OUT.

SACRED SPACE CHURCH REACHED OUT ANNULLED ASKED -- OUT AND ASKED TO PARTNER WITH US. WE DID A SLICE OF WORTHINGTON AT THE SHOPS OF WORTHINGTON. WE SOLD OUT OF THAT AS WELL.

WE WERE REALLY PROUD TO RAISE ENOUGH NOUN FEED 60 KIDS FOR THREE MONTHS. AND THAT WAS THROUGH THE FAMILY MENTOR FOUNDATION AND THOSE WENT TO WORTHINGTON SCHOOL STUDENTS.

ANOTHER PARTNERSHIP WE'RE FOCUSING ON IS CONNECTING WITH NEW FUNDING. WE WANTED TO SPEND A LITTLE NOUN MAKE A LITTLE MONEY. WE PARTNERED WITH THE HODGE GROUP. THEY ARE AN ORGANIZATION THAT IS A PROFESSIONAL FUND-RAISING THEY LED AN ALL DAY RESTREET WITH -- RETREAT WITH US THAT SPOKE TO US ABOUT WHO WE ARE, WHO WE WANT TO REACH OUT TO AND HOW TO DIVERSIFY OUR SPUFUNDING SOU SOURCES.

WE LOOK FORWARD TO GROWING HOME THE THOSE USING THEIR MODEL.

WE WERE ABLE TO USE THEIR SUGGESTIONS AND WE'VE BEEN G GRATEFUL TO HAVE OUR FIRST CORPORATE SPONSORS IN CO HATCH AND FC BANK. THAT WILL GREATLY ALLOW US TOTO ENHANCE WHAT WE'RE ABLE TO DO.

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>> I KNOW I SAW COUNCIL MEMBERS THERE.

AT OUR UNVEILING. IT WAS SAND A GREAT PROGRAM.

I HIGHLY ENCOURAGE YOU TO CHECK IT OUT.

THE ONDERFUL WINDOW CONTEST WAS BORN OUT OF A FORMER BOARD MEMBER JENNIFER LION. SHE HAS STEPPED AWAY AND IS DOING SOME OTHER TINGS. SO WE'VE BEEN PLEASED TO HAVE A RESIDENT FAITH BARTRUG WHO HAS TAKEN THE REINS AND PARTNERS WITH FOUR STUDENT TEAMS FROM OSU.

THE STUDENTS ARE RECEIVING CREDIT HOURS AND ON THEIR TEAMS THEY EACH RECEIVED SIX WINDOWS. AND PARTNERED WITH THE MER MERCHANTS. THIS T THEME THIS YEAR WAS SHARE THE LOVE. ONE MERCHANT'S WINDOW HAD TO GIVE A NOD TO ANOTHER MERCHANT'S WINDOW.

THEY'RE REALLY EXCITING. AND WE WERE REALLY PROUD OF THIS AND HAD A LOVELY EVENING WHERE YOU COULD STROLL AND SEE THE WIN DO IS AND OBVIOUSLY ENCOURAGE YOU TO DO SO THROUGH THE HOLIDAY SEASON. ANOTHER CONNECTION WE MADE WAS WORKING ON THE OLENTANGY BIKE PATH.

WE BROUGHT THIS PROJECT WHICH ORIGINALLY CAME OUT OF THE OSU STUDENT AND PARTNERSHIP COORDINATED AND WE'RE WORKING WITH THE BIKE PET ADVISORY BOARD ON THIS.

THERE ARE GOING TO BE SIGNS PLACED ALONG THE ROUTE TO GUIDE VISITORS FROM THE BIKE TRAIL TO THE HISTORIC DISTRICT.

WE FEEL THERE'S A HUGE OPPORTUNITY THERE AMONGST ALL THE PEOPLE THAT FREQUENT THE BIKE TRAIL TO KNOW HERE'S THIS GREAT PLACE THIS YOU CAN STOP, HAVE LUNCH, SPEND SOME TIME.

SO WE ARE JUST WORKING TO ENCOURAGE NEW VISITORS ALONG THE

BIKE TRAIL. >> ON THAT NOTE LAST YEAR I KNOW COUNCIL MEMBER FAUST MENTIONED OR ASKED HOW WE COMMUNITY WITH -- COMMUNICATE WITH RESI RESIDENTS. THIS IS ONE OF THOSE SITUATIONS WE MADE SURE WE DID THAT. WE WERE MAKING CHANGES ALONG THE BIKE PATH TO WIDEN IT TO ALLOW FOR MORE VISITORS TO MOVE UP.

WE DID GO DOOR-TO-DOOR WITH YOUR FAVORITE D'OOR HANGER.

LET THOSE RESIDENTS KNOW THEY WOULD BE SEEING CHANGES.

WE ALSO DID THAT FOR THE FARMER'S MARKET EXTENSION SO THE RESIDENTS WERE AWARE IT WOULD BE EXTENDED FOR THAT EXTRA HOUR.

ANOTHER PROJECT WE RECENTLY WORKED ON WAS OUR POSTAL PLANTERS PROJECT. I DON'T KNOW IF YOU'VE SEEN OR NOTICED THE IMPROVEMENT TO OUR POST OFFICE.

WE HAD A SATURDAY MORNING WORK SESSION AT OUR POST IDENTIFIES.

-- POST OFFICE AND PULLED YEARS OF EYE WAY -- IVY GROWTH OFF THE BU BUILDING.

WE HAVE A MARCH WORK DAY P PLANNED.

AND WE HAVE 16 LOCAL VOLUNTEERS MANY OF WHOM WERE FROM DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION WHO WERE HERE EARLIER.

WE ARE PLEASED WITH THE OUTCOME OF THAT AND LOOK FORWARD TO CONTINUING TO BEAUTY FIE THAT BEAUTIFUL BUILDING.

LASTLY, NINA TOOK PART IN A HERITAGE OHIO DISCUSSION.

THE KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT THE CONFERENCE SAID THIS QUOTE HERE.

I REALLY FIND THAT IT'S A GREAT WAY TO END OUR PRESENTATION TO YOU. S IT WAS SAID THAT MAIN STREET IS THE SINGULARLY MOST COST EFFECTIVE ECONOMIC PROGRAM IN AMERICA TODAY.

WE BELIEVE THAT TO BE THE CASE AND FEEL THE TIME AND ENERGY OF OUR VOLUNTEERS AND EXECUTIVE KRESHTH AND -- TRESHTH AND FARMER'S MARKET MANAGER ARE REFLECTING THAT IN WHAT WE'RE

TRYING TO DO EVERY DAY. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: ANY QUES QUESTIONS?

>> D. FOUST: ONE OF YOUR EARLY SLIDES YOU HAD A WEALTH OF RESO RESOURCES.

THE BUSINESS ADVISORY COUNCIL, 3 WHATEVER OU PUT TOGETHER.

I'M CURIOUS AS TO WHETHER THOSE RESOURCES ARE AVAILABLE THROUGH THE PARTNERSHIP TO ANY BUSINESSES OUTSIDE OF THE HISTORIC DISTRICT? I'M THINKING, FOR EXAMPLE, SAY

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IF NATALIE'S OR YAPPIE GREEK OR SOMEBODY ELSE WANTED TO ACCESS THOSE RESOURCES IS THAT AN OPTION?

>> I'M SURE IT WOULD BE I DON'T KNOW WHY WE WOULDN'T BE OPEN TO THAT. WE'VE PARTNERED WITH MANY ORGANIZATIONS AND NATALIES WAS ONE OF THE SPONSORS FOR THE PICNIC THIS YEAR. AND WE'VE WORKED WITH THEM.

WE WOULD BE HAPPY TO CONNECT THEM WITH OUR RESOURCES.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL:

>> LOVE YOUR DOOR HANGERS. THINKING ABOUT, I WAS IMPRESSED WITH THE NUMBER OF FOLKS COMING HERE OUTSIDE OF ABOUT RESIDENT AMBASSADORS AND HOW FOLKS HERE ARE THE BEST PROP PROP PROPONENTS. DO YOU HAVE A FEELING HOW MANY FOLKS NOT FROM HERE CAME WITH OR CONNECTION WITH SOMEBODY WHO LIVES HERE? OR DID THEY COME THROUGH PROMOTION MARKETING ON THEIR OWN?

>> I'LL TELL YOU I WORK MOST OF THE EVENTS AT THE CHECK IN TABLE. SO I GET TO HAVE A FIRST-HAND ACCOUNT OF HEY, WHY DID YOU COME.

A LOT OF THOSE CONVERSATIONS. A LOT OF IT IS THROUGH SOCIAL ME MEDIA.

I WORKED THE CHOCOLATE WALK THERE WERE PEOPLE FROM REYNOLDSBURG. IT WAS A BIT OF HOW DID YOU EVEN HEAR ABOUT THIS? ARE YOU HEAR WITH SOMEONE IN MOST OF THE TIME O. THEY HEARD ABOUT IT VIA SOCIAL MEDIA AND THEY WERE. WE DIDN'T KNOW THAT YOU HAD.

THEE WITH DIDN'T KNOW DELVES A CANDLE LAB.

SO IT WAS EXCITING. TO SEE THOSE THINGS BEING SAID.

AND OF COURSE YOU DO SEE PEOPLE COME THAT ARE FAMILIAR AND HOPEFULLY BRINGING A FRIEND. AND THE FRIEND MAY ALSO BE FAMILIAR. I WAS VERY ASTONISHED ABT THE PLACES PEOPLE SAYING THEY WERE F

FROM AND HOW THEY HEARD AUBT IT. >> PEOPLE RENTALINGGISTERED FOR TH EVENTS ONLINE PUP ONE THAT'S OW WE KNEW WHERE THEY WERE FROM. THEY COULD OPT IN FROM OTHER COMMUNICATION TOOL FOR US. NOT JUST FOR EVENTS BUT ANYTHING ELSE? THANK YOU.

WONDERFUL PRESENTATION. WE APPRECIATE IT VERY MUCH.

AND THANK THE PARTNERSHIP AND THE BOARD FOR ALL YOUR HARD WORK AND THE GREAT THINGS THAT YOU'VE BEEN DOING FOR OUR COMMUNITY.

>> THANK YOU. >> NICEL DONE.

[9.A.IV. Follow Up - Proposed 2019 Operating Budget & Proposed 2019-2023 Capital Improvement Program Executive Summary: Staff will provide a follow up report on the questions raised by City Council during discussions of the 2019 Budget and 2019-2023 Capital Improvements Program.]

WE HAVE FOLLOW UP ON THE PR PROPOSED 2019 OPERATING BUDGET AND THE 2019, 2023. HOPEFULLY WE CAN MOVE THESE STAFF PRESENTATIONS AS CONCISELY AS E CAN.

>> IT - >> IT'S GETTING LATE.

>> THERE ARE NO PRESENTATIONS. SO THE PRESENTATION WILL MOVE RA RAPIDLY.

IN FASHICT THERE IS A POINT IN E WHERE I THINK WE'VE GONE THROUGH THE DEPARTMENTAL PRESENTATIONS. WE'VE NOW GONE THROUGH THE SPECIAL GROUP PRESENTATIONS. WE ARE PREPARED, YOU'VE INTRODUCED THE LEGISLATION NECESSARY TO ADOPT MOST OF THE MAJOR BUDGET DOCUMENTS. SO WE'RE ANTICIPATING THAT WE'LL HAVE THE PUBLIC HEARING AT THE FIRST MEETING IN DECEMBER.

WE'LL HAVE A RESOLUTION PREPARE FORKED YOU THAT WOULD PROVIDE AN OPPORTUNITY FOR YOU TO ADOPT THE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS PROGRAM.

AND WE WOULD HAVE A LEGISLATION WHERE YOU WOULD INTRODUCE AN ORDINANCE TO DO, FOR AN APROPOSE RELAXATION FOR NEW AND REPLACE EQUIPMENT AND ALL THE OTHER ONES YOU INTRODUCED THIS EVENING WILL COME BEFORE YOU SO WE WANTED TO TAKE A MINUTE TONIGHT TO SAY, ARE THERE ANY ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS THAT YOU MAY HAVE ABOUT THE BUDGET OR THE CIP THAT WE CAN SEEK TO ANSWER? ARE THERE ADDITION, DELETIONS, REDHAU-X YOU DESIRE AND WE NEED TO GO THROUGH THE -- THROUGH A COUPLE OF THE SPECIAL GROUP IT BUT THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY IS, FOR EXAMPLE. REQUESTED 32,500.

D WHICH IS 5,000 OVER LAST YEAR.

THAT WASN'T IN THE ORIGINAL SUBMITTED BUDGET.

AND THEY REQUESTED THEY BEING THE PARTNERSHIP, REQUESTED A

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$5800 WAIVER OF FEES THAT WAS NOT ACCOMMODATED IN THE -- HICH ESSENTIALLY I WOULD NOT RECOMMEND WE WAIVE FEES.

IF YOU IVE THEM MORE MILES PER HOUR MONEY I THINK YOU DO THAW THROUGH AN APPROPRIATION TO THEM.

THEIST COVER THE COST OF -- THAT'S TO COVER THE COST OF CITY EXPENSES ASSOCIATED WITH THE PICNIC.

THIS IS THE TIME WE SEEK YOUR FEE FEEDBACK. IF YOU HAVE ADDITIONAL FEEDBACK PRIOR TO THE FORMAL PUBLIC HEARINGS AND PROVIDE DIRECTION ON THOSE TWO ITEMS. I WOULD ASK MR. BARTER IF HE NEEDS ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FROM YOU.

OKAY. >> PUBLIC SCHOOL TO DO THAT.

LAST WEEK WE HAD A PRESENTATION FROM THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY ABOUT THE 200 YEAR BICENTENNIAL FOR THE JOHNSON HOUSE AND I MADE AN OFF THE CUFF REMARK ABOUT THE FUND.

I SUBSEQUENTLY TALKED TO THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY AND MR. GREESON ABOUT WHAT REFRESH YOUR RECOLLECTION LIMITATIONS WITH THE BICENTENNIAL FUNDS AND NOT APPROPRIATE TO REALLOCATE WOULD SAY LET'S GO HALF FOR WHATEVER PURPOSE THEY SEE FOOT SATISFIED CAPITAL PROGRAMS OR PRO

PROJECTS. >> THINK THE PROBLEM WE HAVE IS HOW MUCH THE CITY FUNDS CAN BE USED FOR CAPITAL PROJECTS.

THE PROGRAMMING END I THINK YOU'RE FINE.

IF WE FUNDED SOME OF THE PRO PROGRAMMING THAT WOULD EASY SOME OF THEIR OTHER DOLLARS FOR CAPITAL. OTHER THOUGHTS?

>> I WOULD RATHER KEEP THAT MONEY FOR OUR OWN SUBS SUBSEQUENT ANNUAL PARTIES. I HAVE NO PROBLEM, I WOULD ACTUALLY RECOMMEND GOING WITH THE WORTHINGTON HISTORICAL FOUNDATION'S REQUEST FOR ADDITIONAL $5,000.

I THINK THEY'VE DONE A GREAT JOB OF HAVING THEIR NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR REACH OUT AND BE AN ASSET FOR MORE AND MORE PEOPLE THROUGHOUT OUR COMMUNITY AT LARGE AND I THINK THEY ARE VERY GOOD PARTNER TO HAVE AND I THINK THEY HAVE BEEN MORE ROBUST IN THEIR PROGRAMS. I WOULD HOPE TO AT LEAST APPROVE THE ADDITIONAL REQUEST OF THAT $5,000.

>> I WOULD AGREE WITH COUNCIL MEMBER COUNCIL MEMBER DOROTHY ABOUT THE VALUE OF THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY AND $5,000 I DON'T THINK WILL BREAK THE BANK FOR US.

I MAKE THE SAME ARGUMENT FOR THE OLD WORTHINGTON PARTNERSHIP.

IF WE DON'T WAIVE FEES IF THERE'S AN INCREASE TO COVER THE ADDITIONAL COSTS. AGAIN, I DON'T THINK THE LITTLE BIT MORE THAN $10 THOU,000 IS G TO BRITT THE BSH BREAK THE BANK

FOR OUR BDGET. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: LET'S KEEP OUR THOUGHTS AT THIS POINT ON THE DER WE'LL COME BACK TO YO YOURS.

THE $5,000 ANYBODY HAVE A PROBLEM WITH THE $5,000 INCREASE TO THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY? OKAY.

NONE? OKAY.

GIVING DIRECTION. >> ADDITIONAL CLARIFY CONTINUATION OCCASION. DO YOU WANT THAT TO BE APPROPRIATION, AN ADDITIONAL APPROPRIATION -- AN INCREASE IN THE SPECIAL GROUP ALLOCATION OR WANT IT TO COME FROM THE SPECIAL GROUP ALLOCATION LESSONING THE AMOUNT THAT WOULD DA TO THE OT OTHERS?

>> THAT WOULD MEAN YOU DECREASE THE AMOUNT AVAILABLE TO OTHER COMMUNITY GROUPS IF WE TOOK THE ALLOCATION AS IT EXISTS NOW

RIGHT? >> CORRECT.

>> I WOULD NOT BE IN FAVOR OF THAT.

I WOULD SUGGEST WE MAKE AN ADDITIONAL APPROPRIATION FUND.

>> ANYBODY HAVE A PROBLEM -- YOU'VE GOT YOUR GUIDANCE ADDITIONAL APPROPRIATION. $10,000 TO THE PARTNERSHIP.

ANY THOUGHTS ON THIS? >> $5,000.

>> $$5,804. HERE'S THE ONLY THING THAT I WOULD ADD. I DON'T HAVE ANY, IF YOU DEEM THE REQUEST APPROPRIATE THAT'S FINE WITH ME.

WE'VE GRADUALLY WIN DO YOUED OVER THE YEARS THE NUMBER OF THINGS WE WAIVE FEES FOR. I THINK WE ONLY HAVE THE MARKET DAY EVENT THAT WE THAT'S GONE ON FOR A LONG TIME WHERE WE DON'T CHARGE THEM FOR POLICE AN -- AND FIRE SERVICE SUPPORT.

WE HAVE A NUMBER OF CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS OF DIFFERENT TYPES THAT ARE CHARGED AND PAY FOR THEIR EXPENSES ASSOCIATED WITH

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THEIR EVENT. I WANT TO -- I WANT TO MAKE, WHETHER THE GARY SMITH CLASSIC OR THE ST. MICHAELS FEST OR THE

AND THE LIST GOES ON. >> WHILE THE PARTNERSHIP ITSELF IS A NOT FOR PROFIT I ASSUME IT'S SUPREME COURT OF FOR PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS ALMOST MAKES IT A LITTLE LESS LIKELY THAT I WOULD BE INCLINED TO SUPPORT THAT WAIVER FOR THAT GROUP VERSUS THOSE TWO OT FOR PROFITS THAT YOU MENTIONED.

>> I AM NOT SURE I MAKE THE SAME DISTINCTION IN THE PRESENTATION TONIGHT GIVEN THEY HAVE AN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMUNITY BUILDING MISSION THAT MAY BE DIFFERENT.

THE CHAMBER FOR INSTANCE IS THE ONCE XOOFRM ONE WHERE WE CLOSE DOWN THE STREET AND WAIVE THOSE FEES FOR MARKET DAY FOREVER.

BUT THAT'S ONE EXCEPTION. AND SO I'M NOT, WE DON'T DETERIORATE BECAUSE OF THAT DISTI DISTINCTION. WE DRAT BECAUSE WE'RE NOT TRYING TO INCREASE THE NUMBER OF EXCEPTIONS THAT WE HAVE.

>> I WOULD JUST MAKE A PROPOSAL THAT WE NOT CONSIDER IT A WAIVER OF FEES OF PARTICULAR EVENT BUT INCREASE OF THEIR APPROPRIATION TO CONSIDER THE VALUE THIS THEY BRING TO THE CITY.

AND SO THAT WAY WE'RE NOT LOOKING AT IT AS WE'RE FAVORING THIS GROUP OVER THE OTHER. JUST AN INCREASE IN THE APPROPRIATION TO COVER ADDITIONAL SPOTS.

WE COULD ROUND. PICK $5,000.

>> IF WE'RE NOT ALOE CATH MONEY TO THESE OTHER ORGANIZATIONS WHO NEED LEASE COVERAGE HOW IS IT FAIR THAT WE WOULD DO IT FOR THE PARTN PARTNERSHIP?

>> WE'RE ALREADY SUPPORTING THE PARTN PARTNERSHIP. THEY'VE COMETOUS WITH A BUDGET REQUEST. I WOULD ASK THAT WE ZHAUSZ BUDGET REQUEST WITH THE POSSIBLE INCREASE AT THEIR REQUEST.

THEIR APPROPRIATION. >> SEEMS LIKE WE AGREE WE KEEP THE DECISION CLEAN AND SIMPLE AND NOT MAKE IT A FEE WAIVER, IS THAT CORRECT? THE QUESTION I HAVE IS WHAT IS THEIR BUDGET GOING TO LIKE LIKE -- LOOK LIKE NEXT YEAR WITH THE PROBABLE MERGING OR TAKE OVER OF CVB.

>> ACTI ACTIVITIES.

WE WOULD HAVE THE FUND AMBBALAN PRESUMIING WE ASSUME THAT THE MERGER OCCURS WE WOULD HAVE APPROPRIATED THE FUND BALANCE CVB BOARD AND THERE WOULD BE G PARTNERSHIP IF WE DESIGNATE THEM BY ORDINANCE AS THE -- TO THE TO SEE IF WE'RE GOING TO WORK THROUGH THE ISSUES.

AND I BELIEVE THE LODGE REVENUE IS ESTIMATED ABOUT $26,000.

>>

SO IT WOULD BE $$12,000 OR SO. >> MONEY OF AN INDORMANTED AM AMOUNT.

I WOULD SUGGEST INCREASING A BASE FUNDING AFTER WE SEE WHAT THEY'RE GOING TO BE GETTING. TWO OR THREE YEARS FROM NOW.

THEY REALLY REALIZE SIGNIFICANT NEW REVENUE WE DON'T KNOW HOW

MUCH BUT MORE THAN $5,000 AS IS. >> I GUESS I WAS MAKING AN

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ASSUMPTION THAT THAT FUNDING THAT IS COMING THROUGH THE BED TAX WOULD BE SPECIFIC TO TO TOURISM.

WE WOULD IDENTIFY. WE WOULD BE ABLE TO DENTITY THIS THE FUNDING GOES TO THOSE PARTICULAR PURPOSES AND THEY WOULD BE EXPECTED TO PROUST A BUDGET AND SHOW US -- PRODUCE A BUDGET AND SHOW US WHAT THEY'RE DOING WITH THOSE AND NOT NECESSARILY MERGED INTO THE PARTN PARTNERSHIP'S BUDGET IS THAT A CORRECT ASSUMPTION OR A POSSI POSSIBILITY?

>>

HAPPEN. >> THEY'RE GOING TO HAVE TO ACCOUNT FOR THE USE OF THE BED TAX.

>> YOU DON'T NECESSARILY HAVE TO KEEP THEM SEPARATE.

WE DON'T KNOW THAT YET. >> WE DON'T KNOW.

>> WE'LL WORK OUT ALL THE DETAILS.

>> I GUESS COUNCIL MEMBER IF THERE'S ADDITIONAL DOLLARS THAT ARID THE ISSUE. I HAD BEEN OPERATING THAT THEY

WOULD BE TOTALLY SEPARATE. >> WELL, THEY'RE GOING TO HAVE TO ACCOUNT FOR THE USE OF THOSE BED TAX DOLLARS.

HOWEVER, MUCH OF WHAT THEY PRESENTED TONIGHT WOULD QUALIFY FOR BED TAX DOLLAR USE UNDER THE LAW.

>> THANK YOU FOR THAT CLARIF

CLARIFICATION. >> MADAM PRETTY A POINT OF CLARIF CLARIFICATION.

DID WE WAIVE THE CHARGE FOR POLICE SERVICES THIS YEAR? WE DID NOT. SO -- I GUESS MY INCLINATION WOULD BE LET'S LABEL IT WHAT IT IS IF WHAT THE PARTNERSHIP IS REQUESTING IS $55864. LET'S SEE A REQUEST FOR THAT AND NOT MUDDY THE WATERS ABOUT W WAIVING A FEE.

I'M NOT SURE I APPROVE OF 55,864 BUT THAT'S A BIG LEAP.

LET'S CALL IT WHAT IT IS AND NOT GET IN THE BUSINESS OF WAIVERS.

>> I THINK WE GREED ON THAT. >> FOR STAFF'S DIRECTION, ARE WE LOOK AT THE INCREASED APPROPRIATION COMING FORWARD IN THE FINAL BUDGET 55,000. YOU WERE SAYING THAT ROUND IT AT 5. AT 55,000 OR STAYING AT 50? WE NEED STAFF DIRECTION FOR A FINAL BUDGET.

>> I WOULD BE OKAY WITH IN INCREASING THEIR BUDGET TO $ $55,000. ANYTHING ANYBODY ELSE HAVE A

PROBLEM? >> I'M REPEATING MOLYSELF.

I THINK THEY'RE GOING TO SEE SIGNIFICANT INCREASED REVENUE NEXT YEAR I SUGGEST WE WAIT ANOTHER YEAR OR WO TO SEE WHERE

THEY STABILIZE. >> I'M TRYING GET GUIDANCE FOR

TONIGHT AND THIS BUDGET. >> MY PURPOSE FOR THIS BUDGET WITHOUT SEEING JUSTIFICATION FOR IT I DON'T KNOW WHY WE WOULD

INCREASE IT. >> MR. SMITH>> SPLIT THE DIFFERENCE? THROW $52,000 AT THEM.

OTHERWISE -- I DON'T KNOW. DOESN'T EEM THAT SIGNIFICANT.

I HAVE NO PROBLEM UPPING IT. BEAM DON'T HAVE A PROBLEM WITH THE UPPING. I THINK WE HAVE FOUR PEOPLE WHICH MAKES T A GENERAL CONS CONSENSUS. FOR STAFF TO HAVE DIRECTION.

WE DON'T HAVE TO TAKE A VOTE. I THINK WE HAVE A CONSENSUS OF FOUR PEOPLE. JUST TRYING TO HELP MOVE THIS ALONG. OKAY.

NOW ON THE THE BICENTENNIAL. ON TO THE USE OF BICENTENNIAL FUNDS FOR THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY.

SOME THOUGHTS OF PEOPLE? I HAVE HEARD FROM --

>> I'M NOT SURE HOW I FEEL ABOUT USING THE BICENTENNIAL TENDS.

IT'S A LONG WAY OFF. IF WE'RE LOOKING AT -- THIS WAS AN E-MAIL WE RECEIVED ABOUT LOOKING AT THE FUTURE WOULD BE

THAT'S A LONG WAY OFF. >> THAT DEPENDS IF YOU WANT TO

CELEBRATE 225. >> 225 DOES NOT EXCITE ME.

BUT 250 DOES. >> 225.

>> ANOTHER THOUGHT TOO, WE DON'T REALLY HAVE TO DECIDE THE BICENTENNIAL TODAY BECAUSE WE'RE NOT GOING TO BE CHANGING THE APPROPRIATION OF THE BICEN BICENTENNIAL. THE FUND IS GOING TO STAY THE SAME AND AVAILABLE AFTER THIS BUDGET IS PASSED TO BE ABLE TO MAKE AN APPROPRIATION FROM THAT FUND SO DESIRED.

I'M KIND OF -- I WANT TO GET THIS BUDGET UNDER WRAPS.

I WANT US TO GET THIS THEW. THINK THIS IS SOMETHING WE CAN COME BACK TO AND I KNOW URAL R YOU'LL -- I KNOW YOU'LL REMEMBER TO BRING IT UP AND COME BACK TO IT AFTER.

HOW ABOUT OTHER QUESTIONS R REGARDING THE BUDGET? THOUGHTS, ANY THINGS PEOPLE HAVE --

>> WHERE THE CIP IS. WE OUT LINE AND BE GLAD TO GO

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THROUGH THAT IF YOU DESIRE. >> ANYBODY WANT TO GO TROUGH? I THINK WE HAVE PEOPLE THAT ARE GETTING BRAIN DEAD.

[10. Reports of Council Members]

SO WE ALSO ARE GOING TO HAVE REPORTS OF COULD BELIEVES -- COULD BELIEVES. MS. THRESS YOU HAVE INSANYTHING?

>> BRIEFLY MAYOR HOLE PALS AND PROSECUTOR SCHAFER AND I HAVE DISCUSSED THE NEED FOR A BACK UP MAGISTRATE BECAUSE OF THE CH CHARTER LANGUAGE CHANGE WE WILL BE COMING FORWARD WITH SOME GENERAL QUALIFICATIONS FOR THAT POSITION AND THEREFORE THEN SOME NAMES PROBABLY WITHIN THE NEXT 30 TO 45 DAYS.

JUST A HEADS UP. OKAY MR. ROBINSON?

>> D. ROBINSON: NOTHING MADAM PRESIDENT.

>> EVALUATION ARE DUE AT SOME POINT THIS WEEK.

>> ANYONE HASN'T TURNED THEM IN PLEASE DO SO.

COUNCIL MEMBER DOROTHY? >> R. DOROTHY: HOPEFULLY THE CENTER WILL BE ABLE TO INTRODUCE A NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR IN DECEMBER IF ALL GOES WELL. BUT HOPEFULLY I'LL BE COMING BACK AND HOPEFULLY EVERYONE RECEIVED THE INVITATION FOR THE

GOING AWAY -- >> FOR JOHN COOK>> PRESIDENT B.

MICHAEL: HOPEFULLY EVERYBODY RECEIVED THAT.

>> A REMINDER AS BROUGHT UP TONIGHT THE HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE IS COMING UP THIS WEEKEND. STOP BY.

ALL SORTS OF EVENTS. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: HERE ARE SOME OF US WHOSE FAMILIES HAVE BEEN RAISED ON THAT EVENT.

IT'S GREAT. OKAY.

BESIDE BOARD AND COMMISSION APPOINTMENTS IS THERE ANY OTHER

REASON FOR A EXECUTIVE SESSION? >> NO MA'AM I BELIEVE WE SIR VADE YOU FOR POSSIBLE RETREAT DA DATES. APPEARS WHEN WE DID IS ALIGNMENT OF EVERYBODY'S AVAILABLE I THINK FEBRUARY 8TH AND 9TH IS THE WEEKEND. LOOKED LIKE IT WAS THE BEST.

IF YOU COULD PUT A TENTATIVE HOLD ON THAT WE ALSO HAVE TO BALANCE THAT WITH TRYING TO FIND FACILITATOR ET CETERA.

>> AT THIS POINT FEBRUARY 8, 9 IS YOUR DATE UNTIL FURTHER

NOTICE SFL>> CORRECT. >> OKAY.

GOOD NEWS. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: ALL

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RI RIGHT.

SO COMMISSION. SECONDED BY MR. ROBINSON.

ALL THOSE IN -- WELL. PLEASE CALL THE ROLL I'M GOING INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION. IT'S GETTING LATE.



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