Link

Social

Embed

Download

Download
Download Transcript

[00:00:03]

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

[Call To Order]

JANUARY 7 MEETING OF THE WORTHINGTON CITY COUNCIL TO ORDER. MS. THRESS, CAN YOU PLEASE CALL THE ROLL.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: HERE. WILL EVERYONE PLEASE RISE FOR THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG.

YOU. PLEASE BE SEATED.

1ST I WANT TO WISH EVERYONE HAPPY NEW YEAR.

I HOPE YOU HAD A WONDERFUL BREAK.

DID COUNCIL AND STAFF AND GUEST HAD A WONDERFUL HOLIDAY SEASON AND HAVE A HAPPY AND HEALTHY NEW YEAR I READY TO GET BACK TO WORK. I HAVE NOT RECEIVED VISITOR

[5.A. Meeting Minutes - December 10, 2018 Recommendation: Introduce and Approve as Presented]

COMMENTS. ARE THERE ANY CHANGES, CORRECTIONS, ADDITIONS, ANYTHING.

IF NOT, MS. KOWALCZYK MOVES WE ACCEPT, ALL THOSE IN FAVOR, SIGNIFY BY SAYING AYE. OPPOSED LIKE SIGN.

THE MINUTES ARE APPROVED. ORDINANCE ACCEPTING THE SANITAR

[6.A. Ordinance No. 60-2018 Accepting the Sanitary Sewer - Kemper House Accepting Sanitary Sewer Improvements Constructed in a Public Easement Located at the Kemper House of Worthington. Executive Summary: This Ordinance accepts the new sanitary sewer at the Kemper House as a public sewer. Recommendation: Approve as Presented Legislative History: Introduced on December 10, 2018]

KEMPER HOUSE. ACCEPTING SANITAR IMPROVEMENTS CONSTRUCTED IN A PUBLIC EASEMENT LOCATED AT THE KEMPER HOUSE OF WORTHINGTON.

MR. GREESON. >> PRESIDENT MICHAEL, MEMBERS OF COUNCIL, I BELIEVEB MR. WHITED MIGHT WANT TO TOUCH ON THIS A LITTLE BIT. IN ACCORDANCE WITH OUR CODIFIED

ORDINANCES. >> THANK YOU, MR. GREESON, PRESIDENT MICHAEL, MEMBERS OF COUNCIL, THIS IS A RELATIVELY SIMPLE PROCESS. THE KEPTER HOUSE REQUIRED A SHORT SECTION OF SEWER ASSOCIATED WITH IT.

IT'S 1334 FEET, THEREABOUTS, WAS CONSTRUCTED APPROPRIATELY, INSPECTED, ACCEPTED. ACCEPTED BY US, AS THE ENGINEERING GROUP. AND WE WOULD LIKE TO RECOMMENDATION E- RECOMMEND THAT YOU FORMALIZE THAT ACCEPTANCE.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: ANY QUESTIONS?

>> HOW LONG DO WE EXPECT IT TO BE IN THE GROUNDS BEFORE WE HAVE

TO RIP IT UP AND REPLACE IT? >> I WOULD EXPECT MANY YEARS,

40, 50 YEARS. >> EXCELLENT.

THANK YOU. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: ANY OTHER QUESTIONS? IF NOT, MS. THRESS, CAN YOU CALL

THE ROLL? >> CLERK OF COUNCIL:

VOTE] >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: YES, ORDINANCE 62-2018 IS PASSED. ORDINANCE 61-2018.

[6.B. Ordinance No. 61-2018 Acquisition of Real Estate - Northeast Gateway Intersection Project Determining to Proceed with the Acquisition of Real Estate Interests for the Northeast Gateway Intersection Improvement Project, Authorizing the City Manager to Acquire Certain Parcels Without Further Council Action, and Requiring Adoption of a Resolution to Authorize Acquisition of Other Parcels. (Project No. 602-14) Executive Summary: This Ordinance determines to proceed with the acquisition of parcels needed for the Northeast Gateway Project and authorizes the City Manager to purchase certain parcels without further Council action. Recommendation: Approve as Presented Legislative History: Introduced on December 10, 2018]

ACQUISITION OF REAL ESTATE FOR THE NORTHEAST GATEWAY INTERSECTION PROJECT DETERMINING TO PROCEED WITH THE ACQUISITION OF REAL ESTATE INTEREST IN THE NORTHEAST GATEWAY INTERSECTION IMPROVEMENT PROJECT. AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO ACQUIRE CERTAIN PARCELS WITHOUT FURTHER COUNCIL ACTION AND REQUIRING ADOPTION OF A RESOLUTION TO AUTHORIZE ACQUISITION OF OTHER PARCELS. OKAY, MR. GREESON, BACK TO YOU.

>> M. GREESON: PRESIDENT MICHAEL, MEMBERS OF COUNCIL, BEFORE I TURN IT OVER TO MR. LINDSAY, THIS IS THE NORTHEAST GATEWAY PROJECT. WE NAMED IT THAT SOMETIMES BUT PEOPLE BETTER UNDERSTAND IT WHEN WE SAY THE RECONSTRUCTION OF THE WILSON BRIDGE AND WORTHINGTON GALENA INTERSECTIONS. LARGE PROJECT THAT INVOLVINGS FEDERAL FUNDS, STATE FUNDS AS WELL AS LOCAL FUNDS.

AND IT REQUIRES SOME ACQUISITION OF PROPERTY IN ORDER TO CONSTRUCT. AND WITH A BEGINNING THAT PROCESS. I'M GOING TO TURN IT OVER TO MR. LINDSAY AND HE CAN TALK ABOUT IT A LITTLE BIT.

>> THANK YOU, MR. GREESON. HAPPY NEW YEAR, PRESIDENT MICHAEL, MEMBERS OF COUNCIL. THIS IS A PROCESS FOR US TO ACQUIRE THE PROPERTIES, I THINK AS WE SPOKE EARLIER, LAST YEAR, THE USE OF THE FEDERAL AND STATE FUNDS FOR THIS PROJECT REQUIRES A SPECIFIED PROCEDURE FOR THE ACQUISITION OF THE NECESSARY RIGHT-OF-WAY. WE HIRED, IF YOU MAY REMEMBER, 3 DIFFERENT CONSULTANTS BECAUSE OF THAT, 1 DOES THE APPRAISAL, 1 DOES A REVIEW OF APPRAISAL AND IF ANY RELOCATIONS REQUIRED, THERE IS A RELOCATION CONSULTANT THAT REVIEWS THAT PROCESS AS WELL. AS PART OF THAT, THE PROPERTIES AND VARIOUS PARCELS ARE APPRAISED AND A VALUE SET.

THAT'S THE STARTING POINT FOR ANY NEGOTIATIONS, SOME REQUIRED AT THAT, SOME MAY REQUIRE ADDITIONAL EFFORTS.

HOWEVER THE PROCESS FOR PPROVAL TO KEEP 24 PROJECT ON TIME AND MOVING FORWARD WE WANTED TO HAVE THE BULK OF THOSE HANDLED

[00:05:02]

WITHOUT THE NEED TO COME BACK FOR EACH INDIVIDUAL PARCEL FOR APPROVAL BECAUSE THE ACTUAL PROCESS GETS SPREAD OVER SEVERAL MONTHS. WE HAVE IDENTIFIED AN AMOUNT THAT WE FELT COUNCIL WOULD BE COMFORTABLE WITH IN TERMS OF PRO APPROVAL FOR THOSE PARCELS UNDER THE 30,000.

ANYTHING OVER THAT WE WOULD GO BACK TO COUNCIL WITH A SEPARATE RESOLUTION. WE HAVE IDENTIFIED AS A DETERMINE ACTION TO PROCEED AS TO ALL OF THE PARCELS, ANY ADDITIONAL PARCELS, MR. WHITED, I'M CERTAINLY WILL NOT ANTICIPATE THAT BUT I WANTED TO MAKE SURE THAT IF THAT WERE TO HAPPEN WE HAD THE DETERMINATION TO PROCEED AS REQUIRED UNDER OUR CHARTER. SO THAT WE COULD PASS THOSE APPROVALS BY RESOLUTION AND THEREFORE KEEP THE PROJECT MOVING IN A TIMELY MANNER. THAT IS THE PURPOSE OF HIS ORDINANCE. MR. WHITED MAY OR MAY NOT HAVE CONSULTATION UPDATES ON THE PROJECT OR IF YOU QUESTIONS ON THE ATTACHMENT AND SPECIFIC PARCELS, I INCLUDED A LEGEND TO TRY TO DESCRIBE THE PARTICULAR TYPES OF ACQUISITIONS THAT ARE DONE AS PART OF THIS PROJECT. THE BS PARCELS ARE NOT WHAT WE NORMALLY THINK OF IN TERMS OF THOSE INITIALS BUT STAND FOR A BILL OF SALE. A CONTRACTUAL RIGHT WE NEED TO ACQUIRE A TENANT THAT HAS INTEREST IN THE PROPERTY AS WELL. IF NO FURTHER QUESTIONS, WE WOULD ASK FOR COUNCIL'S APPROVAL.MR. ROB INSON.

>> D. ROBINSON: WOULD WE HAVE A MAP WE COULD LOOK AT THAT WOULD HELP US UNDERSTAND WHERE THE PARCELS ARE LOCATED?

>> HE HAS THAT MAP AT HAND. WE DID NOT INCLUDE IT IN THE ORIGINAL PACKET BECAUSE THE MAP WE HAVE INDICATES EASEMENTS BY SEPARATE NUMBERING AND I WAS CONCERNED THAT IF YOU SPENT THE WEEKEND TRYING TO GUESS NUMBERS, YOU WOULD GET CONFUSED BUT THE PRIMARY NUMBERS ARE INDICATED, THE ONES IN THE CIRCLE, NOT THE SQUARE BOXES THAT SAY E1, E5 AND E66.

>> THE CIRCLE NUMBERERIZE THE REFERENCES THAT --

>> THOSE WOULD BE THE PRIMARY NUMBERS YOU SEE HERE WITHOUT

THE -- >> GOTCHA.

OKAY. THANK YOU.

>> I DIDN'T SEE LEGEND IN HERE.

I DON'T KNOW WHAT WDTSH -- I MEAN YOU TOLD US WHAT BS WAS.

OH -- >> THE LEGEND SHOULD BE THE LAST

PAGE OF EXHIBIT A. >> I GOT IT OKAY.

EXCELLENT, THANK YOU. >> MR. LINDSAY OR KAY WILL THIS BY ONLINE? THAT WOULD BE HELPFUL.

I WOULD APPRECIATE THAT. >> OFFER PROCESS STARTED YET?

>> YES, THE OFFER PROCESS HAS STARTED.

>> OFFERS ON ALL, I COUNT 39 PARCELS?

DO WE KNOW? >> I DON'T BELIEVE OFFERS HAVE BEEN MADE ON LL. I KNOW WE HAVE A FEW ACCEPTEDS,

>> IT CHANGES EVERY DAY. CURRENTLY 31, AS OF LAST WEEK, 31 PARCELS IN NEGOTIATION. 2 HAVE BEEN DONATED.

1 FROM US, 1 FROM O.D.O.T. THERE ARE 6 OFFERS THAT HAVE BEEN PUT OUT THERE THAN ARE AGREED TO, HAVE BEEN ACCEPTED,

YES. >> DO WE THINK WE'RE GOING TO ENCOUNTER ANY ISSUES? IT'S GOING TO HAVE TO GO TO

APPROPRIATION ON -- >> YEAH.

I KNOW WHAT YOU WERE GETTING AT.

I CAN'T SAY NO. I'M AFRAID IF I DO, I WILL BE WRONG. WE DON'T ANTICIPATE THAT AT THIS

MOMENT. >> WE HAVE DONE A LOT OF

ADVANCED WORK. >> THAT IS ABSOLUTELY CORRECT.

AND THE STAFF BEFORE ME HAD ONE MUCH OF THAT LEG WORK AND THEY ARE WELL AWARE OF THE PROJECT, THANKFUL FOR THE COMMUNICATION.

THAT'S NOT TO SAY ATTORNEYS ARE GETTING INVOLVED AND DISCUSSIONS --

>> COULDN'T PASS THAT UP, COULD YOU?

>> THERE ARE A LOT OF DISCUSSIONS GOING ON, AND OF COURSE BACK AND FORTH. STATES AND PARCELS, GONE OVER ISSUES, MADE AGREEMENTS AND PUT SIGNAGE UP INDICATING CERTAIN THINGS AND SO THOSE NEGOTIATIONS ARE GOING ON.

[00:10:02]

WE DON'T ANTICIPATE ANY BIG ISSUES.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: OTHER QUESTIONS?

MR. LINDSAY. >> PRESIDENT MICHAEL, MEMBERS OF COUNCIL, 1 CLARIFICATION S MR. WHITED INDICATED WE'RE HOPEFUL THESE WILL GO THROUGH BINOCS.

THERE ARE 2 PARCELS THAT BECAUSE THERE ARE NO LIVING OWNERS OF THOSE PARCELS, WE ANTICIPATE WILL HAVE TO GO THROUGH THE APPROPRIATION PROCESS. BUT WITHOUT NECESSARILY OPPOSITION BUT SIMPLY WE HAVE TO GO THROUGH, AS YOU KNOW, THE PUBLICATION TO ALL POTENTIAL HEIRS.

TO BE HONEST SINCE THAT PROCESS HAS YET TO PLAY OUT LATER THIS SUMMER, I DON'T ANTICIPATE A JURY.

I THINK IT WILL BE AGREEMENT BY THE COURT BECAUSE THERE WILL BE NO OPPOSITION, I THINK IT WILL BE DONE AFTER PROPER NOTICE BY DETERMINATION OF COURT. YES.

>> WHEN WILL WE GET AN UPDATE ON THIS?

>> MR. WHITED AND MYSELF AND OTHERS MEET ON A FAIRLY REGULAR BASIS WITH OUR CONSULTANTS. WE COULD UPDATE YOU MONTHLY.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: I THINK THAT WOULD BE GOOD.

>> HAPPY TO DO THAT. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: IF NOT, MS. THRESS, CAN YOU PLEASE CALL THE ROLL ON THIS ORDINANCE.

>> CLERK OF COUNCIL:

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: YES. ORDINANCE 61-2018 IS PASSED.

[7.A. Resolution No. 01-2019 Renewal of Right of Way Agreement - City of Dublin Approving an Agreement and Permit for the City of Dublin, an Ohio Municipal Corporation, to Operate and Maintain a Telecommunications System Within the City of Worthington Pursuant to and Subject to the Provisions of Chapter 949 of the Codified Ordinances of the City of Worthington. Executive Summary: This Resolution approves the renewal of a right of way agreement with the City of Dublin for three years. Recommendation: Introduce and Approve as Presented]

INTRODUCED REST 2001-RESOLUTION 1-2019, RENEWING RIGHT-OF-WAY AGREEMENT WITH THE CITY OF DUBLIN.

APPROVING AN AGREEMENT AND PERMIT FOR THE CITY OF DUBLIN IN OHIO MUNICIPAL CORPORATION TO OPERATE AND MAINTAIN TELECOMMUNICATION SYSTEM WITHIN THE CITY OF WORTHINGTON PURSUANT AND SUBJECT TO THE PROVISIONS OF CHAPTER 949 OF THE CODIFIED ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF WORTHINGTON.

INTRODUCED BY MS. KOWALCZYK, MOVED BY ADOPTION BY MS. DOROTHY, SECONDED BY MR. MEYERS.

ANY COMMENTS OR QUESTIONS? MR. GREESON.

>> THE CITY OF DUBLIN HAS FIBER OPTIC NETWORK IN THE COLUMBUS FIBER NET, WHICH IS IN OUR RIGHT-OF-WAY.

TRAVURSES WILSON BRIDGE, TO WORTHINGTON, GALENA.

ANY USER OF OUR RIGHT-OF-WAY FOR ANY LIKE THIS, REQUIRES RIGHT-OF-WAY AGREEMENT, SO THE CITY OF DUBLIN LIKE PRIVATE PROVIDERS, PAYS THE FEES. AND ENTERS INTO A RIGHT-OF-WAY AGREEMENT WITH US. AND IT'S PRETTY STANDARD.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: ANY QUESTIONS? IF NOT, ALL THOSE IN FAVOR, SIGNIFY BY SAYING AYE.

OPPOSED, LIKE SIGN? RESOLUTION 1-2019 IS PASSED.

[7.B. Resolution No. 02-2019 Appointment - Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Board Appointing Katelyn Burkley to the Worthington Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Board Executive Summary: This Resolution appoints Katelyn Burkley to the Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Board Recommendation: Introduce and Approve as Presented]

RESOLUTION 2- AGREEMENT WITH THE CITY OF DUBLIN FOR THREE YEARS.

RESOLUTION NUMBER 02-2019. APPOINTMENT, BICYCLE AND PEDESTRIAN ADVISORY BOARD. APPOINTING KATELYN BURKLEY TO THE WORTHINGTON BICYCLE AND PEDESTRIAN ADVISORY BOARD.

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY. 2019 ANY DISCUSSION? ALL THOSE IN FAVOR, SIGNIF Y BY SAYING AYE.

[7.C. Resolution No. 03-2019 SWACO Food Scraps Composting Grant To Accept a Grant from the Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio for a Food Scraps Composting Program and Authorize the City Manager to Execute the Grant Agreement. Executive Summary: This Resolution accepts a grant from the Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio for a food scraps composting program and authorizes the City Manager to enter into a grant agreement with SWACO. Recommendation: Introduce and Approve as Presented]

APPROVED LIKE SIGN, THAT PASSES.

3-2019 TO ACCEPT A GRANT FROM THE HISTORY AUTHORITY FOR A FOOD SCRAPS COMPOSTING PROGRAM AND AUTHORIZE THE CITY MANAGER TO EXECUTE THE GRANT AGREEMENT. INTRODUCED BY MS. KOWALCZYK, MOVED FOR ADOPTION Y MS. DOROTHY, SECONDED BY MR. MEYERS. MR. GREESON.

>> M. GREESON: PRESIDENT MICH AEL, MEMBERS OF COUNCIL, AS YOU KNOW WE'RE ALWAYS LOOKING FOR 2 THINGS.

1, IS OPPORTUNITIES TO EXPAND WAYS WE CAN MAKE AN IMPACT ON OUR ENVIRONMENT, INCREASE OUR SUSTAINABILITY EFFORTS.

AND FOR MANY, MANY YEARS HAVE HAD A RECORD OF TRYING TO EXPAND WAYS THAT WE COULD BRIDGE IN RECYCLING OF MORE THINGS R IN THIS CASE WASTE. WE HAVE DONE THAT WITH E-WASTE, WE HAVE DONE THAT WITH OIL. AND CERTAINLY WITH OUR ROBUST CURB SIDE RECYCLING PROGRAM. THIS WAS AN OPPORTUNITY THAT

[00:15:03]

STAFF PURSUED TO TARGET FOOD COMP POST AND WASTE.

I'M GOING TO ASK MR. WHITED TO GO OVER IT.

>> PRESIDENT MICHAEL, MEMBERS OF COUNCIL, THIS IS A WE'RE THANKFUL TO HAVE THIS GRANT FROM SWACO AND THANKFUL TO MR. CHANDLER FOR COORDINATING THIS WORK.

AND WE'RE EXCITED TO GET IT STARTED.

THE GRANT MONEY WILL GO TOWARDS THE COST OF RECEPTACLES, SIGNAGE, HARDWARE, PUBLICLY, WE PAY 25% OF THAT, SWACO PAYS 75%, ABOUT $1200 FOR US, THERE IS GOING TO $5,000.

INNOVATIVE ORGANICS, THE PROGRAM DOWN THAT FARMER'S MARKET.

IT WILL WORK IN THE WAY THAT UP TO 400 RESIDENTS WILL BE GIVEN A COLLECTION PAIL. THAT IS THEIRS.

THEY BRING IT BACK INSIDE THE GATES.

OPERATED DURING THE DAY WHEN I WILL WE'RE OPEN AND ONCE A MONTH ON SATURDAY DURING MOST OF YEAR.

THEY HAVE COME IN. WE WOULD HAVE 9, 8 OR 9, 90-GALLON PAILS THEY WOULD DUMP THE MATERIALS IN, SEALED.

CLOSE IT UP AND SEAL IT. THEY TAKE THE PAIL BACK TO THEIR HOME, PALE. AND BRING IT BACK AGAIN NEXT TIME THEY WISH TO DUMP. IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE, YOU MUST BE A CITY RESIDENT. THAT'S THE ONLY LIMITATION TO PARTICIPATION. I DO HAVE A LIST OF MATERIALS THAT ARE ACCEPTABLE AND THOSE THAT ARE NOT ACCEPTABLE IN THAT WASTE. I'M NOT SURE HOW WE'LL POLICE IT. HOPEFULLY IT WILL BE SELF-POLICED. MOST OF THINGERIZE ORGANICS, OR ALL ARE ORGANICS. WHAT IS NOT ACCEPTED ARE PLASTICKINGS OR DIAPERS, CARTONS, DOG WASTE, DEAD ANI ANIMALS, THINGS SUCH AS THAT. I HAVE THIS LIST IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SEE IT OR I CAN MAKE IT AVAILABLE.

I'LL MAKE SURE THAT HAPPENS. WE HAVEN'T DECIDED HOW WE'LL DO

IT BUT IT WILL BE PUBLISHED. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: 1ST

COME 1ST SERVE? >> ABSOLUTELY.

THE 1ST 400. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: THE SUCCESS THAT BEXLY HAD WITH THEIR PROGRAM.

THEY HAVE A DIFFERENT TRASH COLLECTION SO THOSE THAT WANT IT CAN HAVE CURB SIDE. SINCE OUR CITY PAYS FOR TRASH WE COULDN'T COPY THEIR PROGRAM. I'M SURE WE'RE GOING TO HAVE DEFINITE INTEREST. I'M LOOKING AT SUSTAINABLE WORTHINGTON FOLKS IN THE ROOM. I'M SURE YOU WILL GET THE WORD

OUT TO YOUR MEMBERSHIP. >> 1 MIGHT ASK WHAT THE MEASURESES OF SUCCESS HERE. 1 AS IN RACHEL.

>> I WAS JUST ABOUT TO.

>> SO I WOULD LIKE TO ANTICIPATE THAT.

AND ACTUALLY I HAD HELP WITH THAT.

THERE ARE 2 GENERAL METRICS OR SUCCESS IN THIS CASE AS OF NOW.

WE'RE OPEN O OTHER MEASUREMENTS AS WELL.

WE WOULD HOPE TO ENROLL 400 RESIDENTS THAT WOULD CERTAINLY SHOW THERE IS A DEMAND FOR THIS AND A NEED AND DESIRE TO PARTICIPATE. AND ALSO MEASURE HOW MUCH WASTE WE COLLECT AND THAT GIVES US AN IDEA HOW MUCH DIVERSION FROM THE TRADITIONAL WASTE AND MEASURING THAT WEEKLY ND OUR AVERAGE WEIGHT FROM THE HOUSEHOLDS. AND WHAT WOULD WE DO AFTER THAT? ONCE THAT TRIAL IS OVER, THIS TRIAL DOES END DECEMBER -- 31ST , IT WOULD BE LESS THAN 12 MONTHS BY THE TIME WE GET IT ROLLING.

WE WANTED TO GET IT ROLLING AS SOON AS WE CAN.

WE'LL EVALUATE AND DETERMINE WHETHER THAT ROCESS CONTINUES OR ANOTHER PROCESS SUCH AS THE CURB-SIDE RECYCLING PROGRAM OR ANOTHER METHOD AVAILABLE AT THE TIME.

WE'LL HAVE TO CONTEMPLATE OVER THAT PERIOD OF TIME AND WHEN THE PROGRAM IS COMPLETE EVALUATES WHAT THE NEXT STEPS WOULD BE.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: QUESTI? >> MR. WHITED, WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO THE ORGANICS COLLECTED?

WHAT WILL BE DONE WITH THEM? >> W WHAT HAPPENS THE MATERIAL GETS TURN TO DIRT AND DISTRIBUTED SOMEHOW OR OTHER ANOTHER. I'M NOT EXACTLY SURE BUT IT'S

PUT OUT AS A COMPOST MATERIAL. >> GREAT.

[00:20:02]

THANK YOU. >> AND FARMER'S MARKET VERSION, THE PARTICIPANTS WHEN YOU TURN IN A BUCKET FOR EVERY 5 BUCKETS OR SOMETHING THEY GET A BUCKET OF COMPOST.

>> WE DON'T ANTICIPATE DOING THAT.

WE'LL JUST -- >> WELL, I MEAN SOME OF YOU KNOW I HAVE EEN PUSHING FOR A COMPOSTING PROGRAM FOR AT LEAST A COUPLE OF YEARS SO THANK YOU FOR A 1ST ITERATION OF THIS PROGRAM. COUNT ME IN.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: ANYBODY ELSE HAVE COMMENTS THEY WANT TO MAKE? OKAY.

GO AHEAD. >> DO YOU PLAN ON TALKING TO THE PARTICIPANTS AT THE END OF THE TRIAL TO SEE IF THEY HAD ANY SUGGESTIONS FOR IMPROVEMENTS OR ANYTHING?

>> I THINK THAT'S AN AWESOME IDEA.

MAYBE WE'LL HAVE A SURVEY SHEET OUTSIDE OF THE FACILITY WHERE WE'RE TAKING THE MATERIAL. WE HAVEN'T FIGURED OUT ALL THE LOGISTICS BUT WE'LL DO THAT AND. ALL INPUT IS APPRECIATED.

THANK YOU. >> THE OTHER THING I WAS THINKING ABOUT IS THE DISTINCTION BETWEEN THE FARMER'S MARKET PROGRAM AND WHAT YOU ARE PROPOSING.

THE OTHER DISTINCTION IS THE FARMER'S PROGRAM YOU ARE PAYING FOR THAT, AND THAT'S WHY YOU GET THE DIRT BACK.

IN THIS CASE IT'S A FREE PROGRAM TO ALLOW PEOPLE TO DISPOSE OF THIS ORGANIC WASTE, CORRECT. OKAY.

THAT'S IT. THANK YOU.

>> I JUST WANT TO 2ND COMMENT WITH MR. SMITH I APPRECIATE ALL THE WORK YOU AND MR. CHANDLER ORGANIZING IT AND MAKING AN OPPORTUNITY FOR PEOPLE OF WORTHINGTON TO PARTICIPATE.

I THINK IT'S AWESOME AND THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR BRINGING IT

FORWARD. >> PLEASURE, THANK YOU.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: IT'S BEEN GOING FOR OVER A YEAR, THAT STAFF HAS BEEN TRYING TO COME UP WITH PROGRAMS. I KNOW WE STARTED THIS WITH VEXLY OVER A YEAR AGO.

AND MATT AND WHEN CAME BACK AND SAID WHAT CAN E DO.

WE KNOW THERE WAS SUPPORT IN GENERAL WITH THE COMMUNITY.

IT WAS HARD FINDING THE LOGISTICS BECAUSE DIFFERENT PROGRAMS HAVE TO BE DIFFERENT BECAUSE OF DIFFERENT PROCESSES.

THANK YOU. >> I HAVE 1 REPRESENTED COMMENT. NOTHING TO DO WITH COMPOST.

MINE GOES TO THE GARDEN. WE KEEP OURS.

I THINK SPIRED IN PART BY SHATTER ECENTLY ON THE SUSTAINABLE -- CHATTER -- ON THE SUSTAINABLE WORTHINGTON VINE, I'M PROUD OF MYSELF WHEN MY ORIGINAL BEEN IS FULLER THAN MY TRASH BIN, UNTIL I FIND OUT HALF OF WHAT I PUT IN MY RECYCLE BIN IS NOT RECYCLABLE. IT INCREASES THE COST FOR US TO RECYCLE. I DON'T KNOW HOW WE SOLVE THAT.

I KNOW THAT AT LEAST ONCE A YEAR I GET A LETTER FROM LOCAL WASTE TELLING ME WHAT I CAN AND CAN'T.

AND IT IS RECYCLABLE BECAUSE THAT'S WHERE IT GOES RIGHT AWAY. IS IT WORTH HAVING THEM COME IN ON 1 OF OUR COMMITTEE MEETINGS TO REAFFIRM TO EVERYBODY THAT THE YOGURT CONTAINERS -- I DON'T KNOW WHAT THE NUMBERS WE CAN RECYCLE IN THE BOTTOM ANYMORE. YEAH.

>> MR. MEYERS, I WANT IF IT'S POSSIBLE TO HAVE A PLASTIC OVERLAY MADE YOU COULD PLASTER ON TOP OF THE LIDS THAT WOULD

SAY THESE GO IN, THESE DON'T. >> THAT WOULD BE AWESOME.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: A LETTER THEY SENT OUT TO ME DIDN'T HAVE THE ATTACHMENT WITH THE LIST.

>> I THINK THE MARKET HAS CHANGED AND THAT'S WHY YOU ARE SEEING THE INFORMATION CHANGE ABOUT WHAT YOU CAN RICYCLE.

CHINA AND OTHERS IS NOT ACCEPTING IT.

>> CHINA IS NOT BUYING WASTE, THERE IS VERY LITTLE MARKET FOR EVEN NEWS PRINT RIGHT NOW. IT'S MY UNDERSTANDING THERE ARE CERTAIN ITEMS WE BELIEVE, IF IT'S PLASTIC IT'S RECYCLABLE.

NOT ALL ARE EVEN IF CHINA BUYS THEM.

I'M CONFUSED AND I HAVE SOME FALSE PROUD AT HOW GOOD I AM AT RECYCLING, WHEN I'M NOT I GUESS.

>> I THINK YOU ARE OT ALONE. >> THERE HAVE BEEN EFFORTS FROM SWACO THAT ARE SENDING OUT MAGNTS TELLING YOU WHAT TO DO.

THERE IS A GIRL SCOUT PROJECTS THAT PARTNERED WITH THE CITY OF WORTHINGTON TO LET THEM KNOW. THEY WERE AT THE FARMER'S MARKET AND WORKED ABOUT THE CITY TO TRY TO GET THE WORD OUT AND SPREAD IT. YOU ARE NOT THE ONLY PERSON WHO HAS IDENTIFIED THAT ISSUE. BUT I THINK IT IS AN ON-GOING ISSUE. WHAT MS. KOWALCZYK WAS SAYING OF WHAT IS ABLE TO BE RECYCLED. IT'S AN EVER-EVOLVING ISSUE.

[00:25:03]

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: IT WASN'T HELPFUL WHEN THEY SENT THE LETTER OUT. A NUMBER OF US DIDN'T HAVE THE LIST. AND THERE WAS 1 PIECE OF PAPER IN THE ENVELOPE AND NO LIST. YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT HOW TO GET WORDS OUT. AT LEAST PUT THE LIST IN THE ENVELOPE THEY ARE SENDING TO EVERYBODY.

I KNOW SEVERAL PEOPLE DIDN'T GET THE 2ND PAGE, MYSELF INCLUDED. THAT MAKES IT KIND OF LIKE

OKAY. >> WE CAN WORK WITH HEM ON THAT AND REINFORCE WITH AN UPCOMING NEWSLETTER.

IF YOU WANT IT BEFORE WE LEAVE, WE HAVE IT ON THE FRIDGE IN THE BREAK ROOM. WE'LL COPY IT AND GIVE IT TO YOU. WE CAN ALSO INVITE SWACO IN IF YOU WOULD LIKE AT SOME POINT TO TALK ABOUT -- BECAUSE THEY ARE ON THE FRONT LINES OF DEALING WITH ALL OF THIS FROM ALL OF THE COMMUNITIES. AND CAN DISCUSS ARKETS AND MORE

INTELLINGNTLY. >> IF WE CAN'T BARE THE COST OF RECYCLING, THAT IS MY ULTIMATE CONCERN.

I WANT TO MAKE SURE WE'RE DOING OUR BEST TO KEEP IT COST EFFECTIVE TO CONTINUE TO OFF THE SERVICE.

>> I THINK THE CHALLENGE IS TO FIND IF YOU ARE ERE TIE MARSH FROM SWACO. THEY HAVE DONE A FAIR AMOUNT OF STUDYING HOW THEY CAN GET MORE OF THE MATERIALS TO GO INTO THE THE LANDFILL TO MARKETS. AT SOME POINT IF WE WANT THEM TO TALK ABOUT HAT, WE WOULD BE GLAD TO.

>> MARKET FOR USED TIRES. WE'LL FIND A MARKET.

I'M NOT WORRIED ABOUT THAT. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: COMING BACK TO SOLID WASTE AND THE COMPOSTING.

ARE THERE ANY QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS?

>> I HAVE TO EDUCATE FOLKS ON WHAT-- WHAT YOU CAN ACTUALLY DROP OFF IN THE COMPOST. THAT SOMETIMES IS CONFUSING AS WELL. COMMENTS FROM THE PUBLIC?

>> IT WOULD BE NICE FOR COUNCILMEMBERS TO INTRODUCE YOUR GUEST AND LET HER KNOW WHAT SHE'S GOING TO BE DOING IN OUR CITY THAT GOES RIGHT INTO THIS AREA.

>> WOULD YOU ALL MIND COMING UP TO THE MICROPHONE? OTHERWISE THE -- IT DOESN'T GET PICKED UP.

>> MY NAME IS CATHERINE, A JUNIOR.

WORK ON MY GOLD STAR PROJECT. WORKING WITH RESTAURANTS AND DOWNTOWN WORTHINGTON AND COORDINATING COMPOSTING FOR THEM. NOT JUST RESIDENTIAL, BUSINESSES THAT CREATE A LOT OF FOOD WASTE IN OUR COMMUNITY.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: WHERE DO YOU WILL?

>> ON WHITNEY AVENUE BY WORTHINGTON ESTATES.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: THANK YOU VERY MUCH. GOOD LUCK.

WE HOPE IT'S VERY SUCCESSFUL. OKAY.

ANYTHING ELSE? IF NOT ALL THOSE IN FAVOR, SIGNIFY BY SAYING AYE. OPPOSED? RESO PASSES. ORDINANCE NUMBER 01-2019.

ELECTRIC AGGREGATION PROGRAM. PLAN OF OPERATION AND GOVERNANC ADOPTING A PLAN OF OPERATION AN GOVERNANCE FOR THE ELECTRIC

[7.D. Ordinance No. 01-2019 Electric Aggregation Program - Plan of Operation and Governance Adopting a Plan of Operation and Governance for the Electric Aggregation Program. Executive Summary: This Ordinance approves the Plan of Operation and Governance for the Electric Aggregation Program that was approved by voters last November Recommendation: Introduce for Public Hearing on January 22, 2019]

AGGREGATION PROGRAM. INTRODUCE SAID BY MR. SMITH.

[8. Reports of City Officials]

REPORTS OF CITY OFFICIALS. GOING ONTO THE 2019 GRANT PROGRAM FOR COMMUNITY GROUPS, MR. GREESON.

>> M. GREESON: PRESIDENT MICHAEL, MEMBERS OF COUNCIL, THIS IS THE TIME OF YEAR WHERE WE ARE TRYING TO GET FOCUSED ON THE PROCESS BY WHICH WE WANT TO CONSIDER REQUESTS FOR FUNDING, NOT-FOR-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS IN OUR COMMUNITY.

I'M GOING TO TURN IT OVER TO MS. STEWART, AND WE'RE SEEMING DIRECTION FROM YOU ON WHETHER YOU WANTS TO MAKE ANY MODIFICATIONS TO THE PROCESS AS WE HAVE USED IN THE PAST ON THIS

EFFORT. >> MADAM PRESIDENT, OULD IT BE POSSIBLE FOR ME TO ASK QUESTIONS ABOUT THE AGGREGATION

OR NOT >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: THIS WAS INTRODUCED FOR DISCUSSION AT THE NEXT MEETING.

THERE WILL BE TIME IN ETWEEN THAT'S FINE TOO.

SURE. >> THANK YOU, MR. GREESON,

[00:30:01]

PRESIDENT MICHAEL, MEMBERS OF COUNCIL.

AS MR. GREESON INDICATED WHAT WE'RE SEEKING IS FEEDBACK FROM CITY COUNCIL AS TO WHETHER YOU WOULD LIKE TO CONTINUE WITH THE GRANT PROGRAM AS WE ADMINISTERED IT IN RECENT YEARS OR CHANGE IT. THE BUDGET INCLUDES FUNDING FOR NONPROFITS IN THE COMMUNITY TO SUBMIT FOR GRANT PROCEEDS FOR PROJECTS THAT WILL BENEFIT THE WORTHINGTON COMMUNITY.

AND THIS YEAR TH THERE IS A LITTLE OVER $33,000 AVAILABLE FOR THOSE GRANTS. LAST YEAR THE MONEY WAS SPREAD ACROSS ABOUT A DOZEN DIFFERENT NONPROFITS THAT HAD SUBMITTED FOR GRANT PROCEEDS. MANY OF THESE AWARDS ARE FAIRLY SMALL DOLLAR AMOUNTS IN THE GRAND SCHEME OF THE CITY BUDGET.

THE MATERIALS IN THE PACKET INCLUDING THE APPLICATION AND MATERIALS SENT OUT FOR THE 2018 GRANT FUNDING.

WE'RE SEEKING INFORMATION AS TO WHETHER YOU WOULD LIKE TO MAKE CHANGES, THE PRIORITIES FROM LAST YEAR WERE FOR BASIS HUMAN NECESSITIES, FOOD IS OUR CLOTHING, MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES, COMMUNITY COUNSELING TO ASSIST WITH MENTAL HEALTH OR SOCIAL ISSUES AND IMPROVEMENT TO THE WORTHINGTON COMMUNITY.

INCLUDED A SCORING MATRIX PROVIDED AND ALSO WOULD LIKE TO KNOW IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO USE THE SAME PROCESS THAT INVOLVED A REVIEW COMMITTEE. AT THIS POINT, I WOULD BE OPEN TO QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS FROM CITY COUNCIL AND INTERESTED AS TO HOW YOU WOULD LIKE TO PROCEED.

>> THE PAST 2 YEARS I SERVED OTHEN SELECTION SUBCOMMITTEE AND I THINK THE MATRIX WORKED WELL ESPECIALLY WITH THE GROUP OF PEOPLE IN THE SELECTION COMMITTEE.

AND HAD SOME SUBJECTIVITY, BUT BY AND LARGE IT WAS AN OBJECTIVE OUTCOME BASED ON THE MATRIX AND FOLKS WHO DID SUBMIT APPLICATIONS. THAT'S MY 2 CENTS.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: OKAY. >> WELL, 2 YEARS PRIOR I WAS INVOLVED AS WELL. I THINK WE KICKED OFF THE NEW MATRIX ROBIN PUT TOGETHER. I THINK IT'S WORKING WELL AND

ECHO MR. SMITH'S SENTIMENT. >> I HAD A QUESTION.

I WAS ON THE COMMITTEE AND I AGREE WITH MR. SMITH.

IT SEEMED O RUN SMOOTHLY, THE MATRIX WORKED WELL.

I HAVE A QUESTION ON WHETHER WE HAVE FEEDBACK FROM OTHER GRANTEES ON THE PROCESS AND WHETHER THERE IS ROOM FOR IMPROVEMENT, HINGS THEY LIKE BETTER THAN OTHERS.

>> WE HAVE NOT ASKED FOR THAT QUESTION.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE THAT FEEDBACK, I GUESS I'M INTERESTED TO KNOW WHETHER YOU WANT TO PUT THIS ON HOLD IS WHAT THEY THOUGHT BEFORE LAST YEAR BEFORE LAUNCHING THIS YEAR PROCESS OR WHETHER YOU WANT TO INCORPORATE THAT INTO THE PROGRAM.

>> I WANT TO MAKE SURE WE DIDN'T GET NEGATIVE FEEDBACK FROM THE EXISTING PROCESS. I THINK IT CAN'T HURT FEEDBACK

AS WE GO FORWARD. >> I HAVEN'T RECEIVED ANY UNSOLICITED CRITICISM. I USUALLY RECEIVE QUESTIONS HOW QUICKLY THE PROCESS WILL MOVE FORWARD AND HOW QUICKLY FUNDS ARE DISPERSED. HOW THE REVIEW COMMITTEE GO THROUGH AND BRING THE RECOMMENDATION BACK TO CITY COUNCIL. AND THEN TURN BACK AROUND TO THEM. SO REALLY IT'S A SENSE THEY WANT TO GET MOVING FORWARD ON THEIR PROGRAMS AND SO THEY ARE INTERESTED IN RECEIVING THE BUT OTHERWISE, I HAVEN'TBLE.- RECEIVED ANY UNSOLICITED COMMENTS ABOUT IT.

THEY ALL APPRECIATE THE CITY SUPPORT.

WE DO TYPICALLY ASK FOR THEM AT THIS TIME OF YEAR WE'RE SENDING A REQUEST FOR THEM ON HOW THEY UTILIZED THE FUNDING AND ASK FOR A REPORT FOR HOW THE FUNDS WERE UTILIZED AND RESULTS AND MEASURES AS O THE IMPACT OF THE FUNDING.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: WE'LL GET A COPY OF THAT?

>> YES, WE'LL PREPARE THAT INFORMATION AND PROVIDE THAT TO YOU. MR. FOU ST MOVES WE ADOPT THE PLAN, THE PROCEDURE FOR 2019 TO BE THE SAME AS WE HAVE DONE IN THE PAST, SECONDED BY MR. ROBINSON.

ANY FURTHER DISCUSSION. ALL THOSE IN FAVOR, SIGNIF Y BY SAYING AYE. ALL THOSE OPPOSED, LIKE SIGN.

>> I HAVE A QUICK FOLLOW-UP QUESTION ON THAT TOPIC SINCE YOU WANT TO MOVE FORWARD WITH THE SAME PROCESS.

THAT UTILIZED A REVIEW COMMITTEE THAT REPRESENTS 2 OF THE CITY COUNCIL, GRISWOLD CENTER FOR THE SCHOOLS AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS COMMISSION. I HAD TO THINK FOR A MINUTE.

IF CITY COUNCIL IS PREPARED TO DESIGNATE 2 REPRESENTATIVES FOR

THAT. >> I WOULD BE HAPPY TO SERVE

AGAIN. >>

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: OKAY. WE HAVE MS. KOWALCZYK AND

[00:35:01]

MR. SMITH. ALL THOSE IN FAVOR, SIGNIFY BY SAYING AYE. OPPOSED? WE NOW HAVE AN APPOINTMENT OF 2 PEOPLE TO THE COMMITTEE.

ANYTHING ELSE ON STAFF REPORTS? >> YEAH.

[9. Reports of Council Members]

1ST OF ALL, HAPPY NEW YEAR. I WANTED TO GIVE A QUICK TOUCH ON A COUPLE OF THINGS SINCE IT'S BEEN A LITTLE BIT SINCE WE MET.

WE INCLUDED A OUPLE OF MEMORANDUMS IN OUR AGENDA PACKAGE THAT WERE URGING YOU TO PAY SOME ATTENTION TO N THE COMING WEEKS. AND WE'LL BE SCHEDULING MEETINGS WITH YOU REGARDING THOSE. THAT INCLUDES 1 REGARDING OSU AIRPORT AND UPCOMING MASTER PLANNING PROJECTS AND PUBLIC MEETINGS, 1 REGARDING COMMUNITY VISIONING AND REPORT FROM DR. MARLO WHO IS HELPING TO DEVELOP PROCESS ELATED TO COMPUTER VISIONIC. URGE YOU TO READ THOSE AND WE'LL SCHEDULE TIME TO TALK ABOUT THOSE IN DETAIL.

AT YOUR PLACE H HERE IS A FLIER, THE COMMUNITY RELATIONS COMMISSION IS ORGANIZING AND PROVIDING THE VOLUNTEER SUPPORT FOR A MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY COMMUNITY CELEBRATION.

INFORMATION ON YOUR PLACE. WE'RE EXCITED TO DO THAT.

MR. BARTTER IS THE SPEEDIEST FINANCE DIRECTOR AND YOUR W-2S ARE AT YOUR PLACE. I DON'T KNOW YOU CAN CURRENTLY FILE YOUR TAXES QUICKLY -- -- AT LEAST ON OUR END WE'RE PROVIDING YOU THE INFORMATION NECESSARY TO DO SO. WE ARE OVER THE HOLIDAYS DURING THE HOLIDAY SEASON, OR ACTUALLY AFTER THE HOLIDAYS, MEMBERS OF THE COMMUNITY RELATION COMMISSION AND STAFF WITH THE HELP OF REVEREND GARNED AT THE WORTHINGTON UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, THE NON DISCRIMINATIONS; REVEREND HELPED US GATHER MEMBERS OF CLERGY. WE'LL TRY TO REACH MORE MEMBERS OF THE FAITHS ORGANIZATIONS TO BRIEF THEM ON THE COMMUNITY RELATIONS RECOMMENDATIONS.

WE'LL DO OUTREACH TO BUSINESSES DURING -- WE HAVE BEGUN OUTREACH TO BUSINESSES AND LIKELY WILL HAVE AN ENGAGEMENT WITH THE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE THAT ENGAGES SMALLER BUSINESSES.

THAT'S GONE WELL. AND WE'LL KEEP YOU UP TO DATE AS THAT GOES ALONG AND REPORT TO YOU AT SOME POINT WHAT THAT FEEDBACK IS, IF THERE IS ANY, WHAT TYPES OF QUESTIONS WE'RE GETTING AND REVISE THE SCHEDULE BEFORE BRINGING IT TO CITY COUNCIL. WE ARE, I BELIEVE THE CONVENTION OF VISITOR BUREAU MEETS NEXT FRIDAY.

WE MET WITH MR. LINDSAY, THIS IS A FOLLOW-UP TO THE OCEAN CONVERSATION THAT OCCURRED AS PART OF OUR BUDGET PROCESS.

WORKING TO DEVELOP MORE FORMAL CORPORATE DISSOLUTION DOCUMENTS. COORDINATION THAT'S OCCURRED WITH THE STATE AUDITOR'S OFFICE AND ALSO WITH THE OLD WORTHINGTON PARTNERSHIP. WE BELIEVE PROBABLY BY THE END OF THE 1ST QUARTER WE'LL HAVE SUCCESSFULLY WORKED WITH THEM TO EFFECT THAT TRANSITION. WE'LL BRING TO YOU LEGISLATION IN LATE JANUARY TO INTRODUCE FOR CONSIDERATION IN ARLY FEBRUARY. THAT WOULD ESSENTIALLY AUTHORIZE US TO ACCEPT WHAT THE FUNDS THAT ARE LEFT FROM THE CDB AND AUTHORIZE US TO DISPERSE THEM TO THE PARTNERSHIP.

PARTNERSHIP WILL HAVE PROPOSAL BEFORE YOU AT THAT TIME TO TALK ABOUT HOW THE FUNDS WILL BE USED.

LASTLY, 1 OF THE PROJECTS THAT WE WORKED ON IN 2018 THAT HAS LANGUISHED A LITTLE AND WE FEEL LIKE WE NEED TO BRING IT BACK AND WE'RE PROPOSING TO DO IT IN NEXT WEEK'S MEETING, IS THE MURAL RESEARCH THAT WAS CONDUCTED.

NEXT WEEK IS THE COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE SO WE'RE NOT ASKING FOR ACTION. AS WE LOOKEDDALITY THE ITEMS ON OUR PLATE FOR 2018 AND SOME OF THOSE WE WORKED ON BUT HADN'T HAD COUNCIL CONVERSATION YET, THE MURAL POLICY RESEARCH WE CONDUCTED WAS 1 OF THOSE, WE WOULD LIKE TO PUT THAT ON THE AGENDA NEXT WEEK. HAVE MR. BROWN AND HIS TEAM OVERVIEW WHAT THE COMMITTEE FOUND OR TASK FORCE, WHAT THOSE FOLKS DISCOVERED. GO OVER IT, ANSWER QUESTIONS AND

[00:40:01]

SEE IF YOU WANT ADDITIONAL WORK DONE BEFORE WE HAVE A MORE

FORMAL -- >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: I'M ASSUMING THE DOCUMENT WILL BE REDISTRIBUTED IN SOME WAY SO

IT'S FRESH. >> I THINK ONCE WE BRING THE LEVEL OF KNOWLEDGE, ALL OF OUR LEVELS F KNOWLEDGE UP ON THAT ISSUE WE'LL NEED TO SEEK DIRECTION AT THE RETREAT OR FUTURE COUNCIL MEETING HOW YOU WANT TO MOVE FORWARD WITH IT AS A PRIORITY AS COMPARED TO OTHER ISSUES. I DON'T HAVE ANYTHING ELSE. WE HAVE SEVERAL TOPICS FOR EXECUTIVE SESSION THAT INCLUDE CONSIDERING THE PURCHASE OF PROPERTY FOR PUBLIC PURPOSES, CONFERENCE WITH AN ATTORNEY FOR THE CITY CONCERNING DISPUTES INVOLVING THE CITY THAT ARE THE SUBJECT OF IMPEDING COURT ACTION AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE. MS. THR ESS, MR. LINDSAY?

>> 1 BRIEF THING I WOULD NOTE FOR COUNCIL'S BENEFIT AS WELL THE PUBLIC, THE STATUTE ORALLY REQUIRED HEARINGS REQUIRED ARE SCHEDULE FOR JANUARY 18, AT 8:30 A.M., OUR CONSULTANT ENERGY ALLIANCES ARE AVAILABLE TO ANSWER QUESTIONS REGARDING THIS STAGE OF THE PROCESS AND THEREFORE I DID WANT TO MAKE SURE WHILE THAT WAS IN THE MEMO TO COUNCIL, WANT TO MAKE SURE THE PUBLIC WAS AWARE IF THEY WANT TO COME AND LEARN MORE.MR..

>> THANK YOU, MADAM PRESIDENT. I WOULD LIKE TO BRING UP A TOPIC THAT THE PROPOSES VISIONING PROCESS FROM ANALYT CA, I THINK AND BELIEVE MOST OF MY FELLOW COUNCILMEMBERS VIEW IT AS A MATTER OF HIGHEST IMPORTANCE FOR OUR WORK THIS COMING YEAR.

THE VISIONING PROCESS IN GENERAL, COULD BE OUR BIGGEST LEGACY BECAUSE IT WILL BE DETERMINING SO MANY DECISIONS FOR OUR CITY IN THE COMING YEARS.

THE SPECIFIC I WOULD SAY IMMEDIATE QUESTION OR ISSUE I HAVE IS WITH THE PROCESS BEING PROPOSED FOR US, COUNCIL, PRIOR TO THE UPCOMING RETREAT REGARDING OUR DISCUSSIONS AND DECISIONS, THE DOCUMENT BEING COMMUNITY-WIDE VISIONS PROCESS AND DEVELOPMENT OF ACQUISITION SCENARIOS.

AS URRENTLY PLANNED, IT APPEARS THE ONLY DISCUSSIONS THAT WE WILL HAVE PRIOR TO THE RETREAT WILL BE INDIVIDUAL PHONE CALLS WITH DR. MARLO IN WHICH EACH OF US WILL SHARE OUR THINKING WITH HIM FOR AN HOUR OR SO. YET, WITHOUT ANY PUBLIC DISCUSSION AMONG OURSELVES PRIOR TO THE RETREAT.

MY FEELING IS WHY WAIT? WHY DELAY WHAT I VIEW S THE REAL WORK OF US SHARING UR IDEAS WITH 1 ANOTHER, UNDERSTANDING EACH OTHER, BENEFITING FROM DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVES. I THINK BY ONLY SPEAKING WITH DR. MARLO AND THEN GOING INTO THE RETREAT, WE ARE LIKELY TO DIMINISH THE PRODUCTIVITY OF OUR EFFORTS AT THE RETREAT.

AND TO DO SO, TO HAVE US DISCUSS BEFOREHAND PUBLICLY AMONG OURSELVES THIS DECISIVETOMIC, I THINK WE WOULD BEGIN THE PROCESS OF UTUAL UNDERSTANDING. FURTHER, IT SEEMS WHAT I WOULD SAY IS A BIT STRANGE AND BACKWARDS THAT DR. MARLO, HO WE HAVE NOT YET HIRED, WOULD BE THE ONLY 1 TO HAVE THE BENEFIT OF KNOWING ALL OF OUR THINKING. I WON'T HAVE THE BENEFIT OF KNOWING YOUR THOUGHTS. AND YET HE WILL.

AND I WOULD SAY MOST IMPORTANTLY, THE PUBLIC WILL OT KNOW WHAT WE ARE THINKING EITHER.

I WOULD RATHER IT BE THAT DR. MARLO NOT SIT IN WHAT I WOULD CALL THE CAT-BIRD EAT WITH THE AUTHORITATIVE VOICE IMPLIED IN THAT. I THINK BY DOING THIS IF WE ONLY SHARE WITH HIM INDIVIDUALLY WHAT WE'RE THINKING AND GO INTO THE RETREAT WITH HIM KNOWING THAT AND US NOT KNOWING, WE WILL MISCONSTRUE THE ROLES OF FACILITATOR IN THE PROCESS.

AS SUCH, I BELIEVE IT WOULD BEHOOVE US DO DISCUSS AT COUNCIL

[00:45:05]

NEXT WEEK AND PERHAPS EVEN THE WEEK AFTER, ANALYT CAW'S PROPOSAL SO WHEN WE TALK WITH DR. MARLO WE'LL HAVE SOME BENEFIT OF UNDERSTANDING WHAT EACH OTHER THINKS AND BEGIN THE PROCESS THAT HAS TO TAKE PLACE IF WE'RE GOING TO REACH A RESOLUTION PRIOR TO THE RETREAT.

I DON'T KNOW IF IT WOULD BE A MOTION BUT I URGE WE PUT ON THE AGENDA NEXT WEEK A DISCUSSION OF THE ANALYT CAW DOCUMENTS.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: ANY THOUGHTS ABOUT BRINGING THE DISCUSSIONS -- DISCUSSING TH THAT PROCESS? I KNOW IN THE PAST WE HAVE HAD THE FACILITATOR MEET WITH EACH COUNCILMEMBER INDIVIDUALLY AND PUTTING THINGS TOGETHER TO HELP THE FACILITATOR DIRECTION, WHAT ARE IN COMMON AND NOT.

AND TRADITIONALLY DONE THAT AND NOT WITH EVERYBODY, THIS IS A DIFFERENT -- A SUGGESTION TO DO SOMETHING DIFFERENT.

I'M NOT AGAINST IT BUT I'M MENTIONING IN THE PAST WE HAVE DONE THE OTHERS. I'M WONDERING WHAT THE OTHER COUNCILMEMBERS FELT WHO HAVE BEEN THROUGH THE OTHER

RETREATS. >> MADAM PRESIDENT, TH THERE IS A DETINCTION FOR PREPARATION OF THE RERETE AND DISCUSSION OF THE PROPOSAL. I'M ALL FOR DISCUSSING WHAT WE THINK INDIVIDUALLY AND AS A GROUP.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: I THINK WHAT HE BASICALLY WAS GOING TO TALK TO EACH OF US ABOUT, WHAT DID WE WANT TO GET OUT OF THE RETREAT AND WHAT WERE THE GOALS AND OBJECTIVES AND 1 WHAT ARE THE THINGS THAT ARE MOST IMPORTANT TO EACH US.

MR. GREESON. >> M. GREESON: PRESIDENT MICHAEL, I THINK WHAT WE HAVE SCHEDULED WITH HIM HAS 2 PURPOSES. 1 IS OUR STANDARD PRACTICE OF INTERVIEWING YOU ESSENTIALLY BEFORE THE RETREAT AND THE 2ND PIECE OF THAT FOR EFFICIENCY PURPOSES IS TO MAKE SURE HE'S AVAILABLE TO YOU TO ANSWER QUESTIONS ABOUT THE PROCESS, TO PROVIDE COMMENTS TO THEM. I BELIEVE HIS RECOMMENDATIONS REMAIN DRAFT. BECAUSE HE WANTED TO CIRCULATE THEM. AND GIVE YOU AN OPPORTUNITY TO TALK TO HIM PRIVATELY AND PUBLICLY ABOUT THEM BEFORE FINALIZING THEM. AS I THO FOUGHT THROUGH THE PROCESS RIGINALLY, IT IS NOT UNLIKE WHAT MR. ROBINSON SUGGEST. HAVE DR. MARLO HERE TALK ABOUT THE DOCUMENT IN A PUBLIC SETTING IN ADDITION TO BEING ABLE TO TALK TO YOU INDIVIDUALLY. FROM A SCHEDULING STANDPOINT, OUR COUNCIL MEETINGS AND HIS CLIENT COMMITMENTS DIDN'T WORK.

SO APPEAR PRIOR TO THE RETREAT. I THINK THERE ARE SOME ADVANTAGES TO HAVING THE AUTHOR OF THE RECOMMENDATIONS HERE AS PART OF YOUR COUNCIL CONVERSATION.

IN MY CONVERSATIONS WITH HIM, WE TALKED ABOUT DEVOTING SOME PORTION OF THE RETREAT TO BOTH COMMUNITY VISIONING AND UMCH SCENARIO PROCESS. IF YOU DESIRE TO TALK ABOUT IT, IF YOU AS A COUNCIL DESIRE TO TALK ABOUT IT, PROBABLY BY DOING IT WITHOUT HIM HERE AND THAT'S YOUR PREROGATIVE.

>> 1 COMMENT THAT COMES TO MIND AS I LOOK AT YOUR MEMO, MR. GREESON, STEP 1 FOLLOWING WOULD BE SOMETIME AFTER COUNCIL HAS BEEN THROUGH THE PROCESS. RECOMMENDATIONS TO DISTRIBUTE OUT TO OTHER PARTIES. AWARD MCH.

>> TOLD MR. BAITS I WOULD GIVE IT TO HIM THIS WEEK.

>> DOES THAT CONVEY, WE COUNCIL HAVE BLESSED THIS PROCESS?

BECAUSE I'M NOT THERE. >> NO, I MEAN I WOULD COUCH IT AS AN EVOLUTIONARY PROCESS. THOUGHTS AND RESPONSES? IT WOULD BE NICE TO GET THE OTHER ORGANIZATIONS SAY WE LOOKED THIS OVER AND WE THINK THIS IS GOOD AND THIS ISN'T.

HERE IS OUR THOUGHTS TOO. NOT ONLY TAKING COUNCIL VIEWPOINTS BUT REACHING OUT TO THE COMMUNITY FOR OTHER THOUGHTS ABOUT THE PROCESS BECAUSE THIS IS SUCH AN IMPORTANT PROCESS.

>> YEAH. I'M SUPPORTIVE OF THE PROCESS AS IT IS CURRENTLY LAID OUT. I DON'T LOOK AT MY CONVERSATIONS WITH DR. MARLO AS HIM SOMEHOW HOARDING THE INFORMATION TO MY

[00:50:01]

DISADVANTAGE BUT IT'S MY OPPORTUNITY TO ASK QUESTIONS TO CLARIFY WHAT HE SAID. OUR COUNCIL RETREAT, GRANTED THE LAST RETREAT WE HAD I DON'T THINK WE CAN SAY WAS TYPICAL RETREAT BECAUSE TO BE QUITE FRANK, IT WAS NOT WELL FACILITATED AND DIFFERENT THAN ANY OTHER RETREAT I HAVE BEEN ON. OUR RETREATS HAVE ALWAYS BEEN TO SET PRIORITIES FOR THE NEXT YEAR AND FOR THE LONG TERM.

THIS S THE PRIORITY. THIS WILL SET THE PRIORITIES.

I DON'T SEE HOW YOU CAN DIVORCE A DISCUSSION OF THIS WITH THE RETREAT TOPICS. THEY ARE 1 IN THE SAME.

WE WILL NOT ADOPT THIS AS THE RETREATREAT.

WE CAN'T. WE'LL ADOPT IT AS A SESSION.

I WILL IMAGINE WE'LL HAVE AT LEAST 2 MORE MEETINGS WHERE WE DISCUSS THIS. I KNOW PERSONALLY IT IS MUCH EASIER FOR ME TO DISCUSS IMPORTANT TOPICS AT THE RETREAT, WHICH IS WHY WE HAVE IT. BECAUSE THAT'S AN OPEN, FREE WHEELING, MORE UNINHIBITED DISCOURSE.

I THINK WE'RE MORE PRODUCTIVE IN OUR RETREATS THAN HERE.

I'M NOT IN A POSITION HAVING READ IT ONCE TO BE ABLE TO SAY, YES I LIKE THIS, NO, I DON'T LIKE THIS.

YOU KNOW, THERE ARE THINGS ABOUT IT I DON'T PARTICULARLY CARE FOR LOGISTICKY. THINGS OPERATIONALLY I DON'T CARE FOR, SOME THINGS I DO CARE FOR.

I LIKE THE PROCESS AS IT IS LAID OUT NOW.

THE RETREAT IS A PUBLIC MEETING.

WE HAVE HAD PRESS AND MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC THERE IN THE PAST.

IT'S NOT LIKE WE'RE BEHIND CLOSED DOORS.

I LIKE THE PROCESS AS LAID OUT. I DON'T SEE THIS BEING FORMALLY ADOPTED UNTIL SOMETIME IN MARCH AT THE EARLIEST.

I THINK IT WILL INVOLVE THAT MUCH DISCUSSION, NOT ONLY IN THIS CHAMBER BUT ON THE RETREAT AND PHONE WHEREVER, ON THE STREET. I THINK THIS NEEDS TIME TO FERMENT. I DON'T WANT TO RUSH THIS.

>> CASE IN POINT WHAT MR. ROBINSON IS SAYING, AT LEAST IN MY INTERPRETATION IS TO HAVE THESE CONVERSATIONS STARTING TODAY, NEXT WEEK AND SUBSEQUENT WEEKS UP TO THE RETREAT ILL HELP TO CLARIFY EACH OTHER'S MEANINGS.

HAD YOU NOT SAID THAT WE WOULD BE HAVING THIS CONVERSATION AT THE RETREAT. IN MY MIND THAT'S A COMPLETELY DIFFERENT CONVERSATION THAN I THINK I WANT TO HAVE AT THE RETREAT. I SEE THE RETREAT AS LET'S FIGURE OUT DETAILS AND CHISEL OUT ACTION ITEMS FOR THE PROCESS

AS OPPOSED TO -- >> ARE YOU SUGGESTING WE HAVE A

PLAN IN PLACE BEFORE? >> I'M SAYING WE GET THESE FIZZ SO PHILOSOPHICALLY, YOUR EXPECTATIONS OF THE VISIONING PROCESS, THE PRIORITIES WITHIN THOSE.

EXACTLY WHAT YOU AID. >> AND ASK THE COURSE WHAT HE MEANT.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: HE WON'T BE HERE.

>> WE'RE EACH GOING TO HAVE A DIFFERENT INTERPRETATION OF HOW THAT PLAYS OUT WITHIN A VISIONING PROCESS REGARDLESS OF WHAT HE MEANT IT TO BE. I'M OKAY WITH TALKING ABOUT THIS PROCESS AS MR. GREESON SAID, IT'S AN EVOLUTIONARY PROCESS, I

THINK IT STARTS TODAY. >> MADAM PRESIDENT.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: LET ME SEE IF OTHERS HAVE COMMENTS.

OVER HERE, ANY? MS. DOROTHY?

>> R. DOROTHY: I'M NOT READY TO TALK ABOUT IT.

I'M NOT IN AGREEMENT WITH TALKING ABOUT IT BEFORE THE RETREAT AND OUR PUBLIC FORUM HERE AT COUNCIL.

BUT I THINK OBVIOUSLY WE HAVE BROUGHT UP GOOD IDEAS AND STARTED TALKING ABOUT IT TONIGHT.

SO THAT IS A START. BUT THERE IS A LOT OF DISCUSSION AND A BIG PROCESS TO GO THROUGH.

AND I'M NOT READY TO START DOING THAT AT THESE COUNCIL MEETINGS.

>> I GUESS I CAN SAY I DON'T KNOW HOW MUCH WE CAN ACCOMPLISH DURING THESE MEETINGS. I THINK MR. MEYERS IS RIGHT THAT HAVING A RETREAT THAT'S PRIMARILY FOCUSED ON THIS DISCUSSION WILL BE MORE PRODUCTIVE.

I'M WITH MS. DOROTHY, NOT READY TO DISCUSS THIS RIGHT NOW.

I'M NOT SURE US TALKING ABOUT IT AND WAITING TO TALK ABOUT IT WITH THE AUTHOR, I MEAN WE WOULD BE HAVING THE SAME CONVERSATIONS ALL OVER AGAIN. I'LL DO, I CAN DO EITHER BUT I'M NOT SURE WE'RE GOING TO ACCOMPLISH A WHOLE LOT UNTIL THE

[00:55:04]

RETREAT BY HAVING THESE CONVERSATIONS.

MR. ROB INSON, YOU WANT TO COME BACK?

>> D. ROBINSON: IF THE EXPECTATION IS THAT WE WILL NOT MAKE A DECISION AT THE RETREAT THEN I AM OKAY WITH VIEWING A RETREAT AS THE COMMENCEMENT OF DISCUSSIONS AND TAKING AS LONG THEREAFTER AS REQUIRES. THE ONLY THING IS WE'RE LOSING A MONTH. I THINK WE COULD HAVE A DISCUSSION AT COUNCIL THAT WOULD BE FRUITFUL.

WE COULD IF WE ALL DON'T WANT TO GET CONTENTIOUS AND INTO THE WEEDS TOO MUCH, WE COULD SAY LET'S APPROACH IT WHERE EACH OF US WOULD BE FREE TO MAKEUP TO 5 MINUTES OF COMMENTS AS THEY CURRENTLY SEE AND UNDERSTAND THE MARLO DOCUMENTS AND SAY WHAT WE THINK AND LISTEN TO EVERYONE AND GO HOME AND MULL IT OVER.

AND THAT COULD BE A BENIGN, GENTLE WAY TO ENTER INTO THE CONVERSATION. I MEAN, IF I WERE IN CHARGE OF FACILITATING THIS, THAT'S WHAT I WOULD SUGGEST, AN INITIAL STATEMENT FROM FOLKS WITHOUT NEED TO RESPOND AND SIT WITH

IT. >> MADAM PRESIDENT, I LIKE THE SUGGESTION OF 3 TO 5 MINUTES OF PUBLIC COMMENT ROM COUNCILMEMBERS, WHEN READY TO DO SO.

I'M INTRIGUED BY MR. MEYERS REMARKS, I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW PRIOR TO THE RETREAT THOUGHTS AND CONCERNS.

I HAVE A COMMENT OR 2. I'M NOT GOING TO BRING THEM UP TONIGHT. BUT I THINK IT MIGHT BE BENEFICIAL AT LEAST GET SOME PRELIMINARY AIRING ON OUR THOUGHTS. I WANT TO CIRCLE BACK TO AN EARLIER COMMENT.

MR. GREESON, IF WE'RE GOING TO MUTT THIS OUT THERE, I'M USED TO SEEING DRAFT DOCUMENTS WITH THE WORD, DRAFT, GHOSTED ACROSS IN 80 FONT LETTERING. IT SAYS DRAFT IN 12-POINT FONT ON THE 1ST PAGE AND NOWHERE ELSE.

THIS HAS BEEN NOT BLESSED BY COUNCIL.

>> M. GREESON: I WOULD BE GLAD TO DO THAT.

AND WE'LL GET IT UT QUICKLY GIVEN THIS ROBUST CONVERSATION.

I THINK THERE WILL BE PUBLIC INTEREST.

>> I HAVE FINAL THOUGHTS. EVERYBODY IS TALKING ABOUT A COUPLE OF DIFFERENT VARIABLES HERE IN THE PROCESS.

I WANT TO REMIND EVERYONE, WE ARE THE AUTHORS OF THE PROCESS.

MR. MARLO WAS BROUGHT IN, YOU KNOW, 6 MONTHS, 8 MONTHS AGO TO HELP US SEE WHAT THAT AUTHORSHIP MIGHT LOOK LIKE AS AN INITIAL STEP TO A PROCESS. WE ARE THE AUTHORS, WE HAVE TO KEEP THAT IN MIND. AND NOT WAIT FOR SOMEBODY ELSE'S INTERPRETATION OF WHAT WE SHOULD DO WITH OUR CITY.

>> THE 5 MINUTE COMMENT, THAT'S WHAT WE DOING NOW.

WE HAVE THAT AVAILABILITY. ANY COUNCILMEMBERS CAN SAY WHATEVER THEY WANT TO. AS FAR AS WASTING A MONTH.

THIS HAS BEEN GOING ON FOR 3 YEARS.

I'M NOT IN ANY GREAT HURRY AT THIS POINT.

AS FAR AS A FACILITATOR AND SOME HELP FROM THE OUTSIDE, WE TRIED TO GO IT ALONE AND WE MESSED IT UP MISERABLY.

I WELCOME THE OUTSIDE HELP. SO THAT I DON'T STUMBLE AGAIN LIKE I DID HE LAST TIME. SO ONCE AGAIN, I DON'T WANT TO PUT THE HORSE AHEAD OF THE CART.

AND I WANT TO TAKE IT SLOW I METHODICALLY.

I LIKE THE DISCUSSIONS WE HAVE AT RETREAT.

I THINK THERE ARE GOING TO BE PORTIONS OF THIS THAT ARE CONTENTIOUS AND WE MIGHT GET ANGRY.

AND THAT'S A WHOLE LOT EASIER TO DO WHEN SITTING ACROSS THE TABLE AND HAVE TO SHAKE HANDS WHEN WE'RE DONE.

IT'S EASIER TO THROW BARBS HERE BECAUSE ROBINSON, YOU ARE 10 FEET AWAY. IF YOU ARE ACROSS FROM ME IT'S HARDER. YOU WOULD CATCH IT ALONG THE WAY, I KNOW, FOUST. THE RETREAT TO ME IS 1 OF THE MOST IMPORTANT AND PRODUCTIVE THINGS THIS COUNCIL DOES.

AND THAT'S WHERE WE MAKE ALL OF OUR BIG DECISIONS.

WE TALKED ABOUT IN THE CONTEXT OF THE CAPITAL BUDGET THIS YEAR, THAT'S WHERE WE SET THE BUDGET IN THAT RETREAT.

FOR THE NEXT 5 YEARS, IT'S A BIG, BIG MEETING FOR US.

WHERE WE DECIDE OUR BIG ISSUES AND WHERE WE CAN BE CANDID.

[01:00:06]

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: OKAY. 1 OF THE THINGS THAT -- 1 OF MY THOUGHTS, I DON'T WANT OUR CONSULTANTS TO E SO WORRIED LIKE THE LAST GUY. IT'S ALMOST 3:00 WE HAVE TO CLOSE DOWN THE SHOP AND GET OUT OF HERE.

I WANT TO MAKE SURE IF THERE IS SOMETHING THAT NEEDS TO BE RESOLVED, THAT IF WE HAVE TO STAY AN EXTRA 15 R 20 MINUTES, THE ABILITY IS THERE, IF THAT'S WHERE IT IS AT THAT POINT.

BUT I MEAN, DO WE NEED, I GUESS MY QUESTION THAT FOR STAFF SCHEDULING AND FOR MEETING SCHEDULING, DO WE NEED TO SET THIS AS AGENDA ITEM ON THE NEXT 2 MEETINGS IN JANUARY OR WAIT

UNTIL FEBRUARY? >> I HAVE A NOT THAT MIGHT SATISFY EVERYBODY AND THAT IS SINCE WE HAVE THESE CONVERSATIONS SCHEDULED ONE-ON-ONE IS DR. MARLO, AND PRESUMABLY THOSE THINGS I AM OR SCOTT OR DAVID IS THINKING ABOUT IN THOSE CONVERSATIONS, COULD WE ASK DR. MARLO TO SUMMARIZE THE BULLET POINTS OF WHAT WE TOOK AWAY.

WHETHER OR NOT HE ATTRIBUTES THEM TO WHO GAVE THEM.

I DON'T CARE. >> I DON'T KNOW I WILL NECESSARILY CRITIQUE THE PLAN TO MARLO.

BECAUSE I'M GOING TO ASK HIM, WHAT DO YOU MEAN BY THIS? HAVE YOU USED THIS SOMEPLACE ELSE? FOR ME IT'S AN INFORMATION GATHERING THING.

I'M GOING TO CRITIQUE THIS WITH US.

THAT'S WHERE THE CRITIQUE IS GOING TO BE IN MY MIND.

I'M NOT SAYING IT'S NOT GOING TO COME OUT IN THE CONVERSATION.

I MAY SAY, THIS IS A CRUMMY IDEA.

WHERE DID IT COME FROM? IF HE WANTS TO REPORT BACK MEYERS THINKS THIS S A CRUMMY IDEA, I'M FINE WITH THAT.

SURE, THAT'S FINE. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: I'M TRYING TO GET A CONSENSUS HERE OF WHAT-- I'M GETTING THE FEELING THAT PEOPLE WANT TO WAIT UNTIL RETREAT.

THAT IS THE GENERAL CONSENSUS. >> WHEN DO WE THINK DR. MARLO CAN HAVE THIS WRAPPED UP? HIS PORTION, WHAT IS THE TIME

TABLE FOR THAT. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: AFTER

THE RETREAT OR BEFORE? >> NO, IF WHAT MR. FOUST IS PROPOSING IS GOING TO BE OF ANY BENEFIT, WE NEED TO TALK TO MR. MARLO IN THE NEXT WEEK. IS THAT GOING TO HAPPEN? OR IS HE PLANNING ON TRETCHING THIS IS OUT BETWEEN NOW AND THE

RETREAT. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: THE

MEETING IS WITH US. >> I THINK MANY ARE SCHEDULED

ALREADY. >> SO WE CAN GET THAT DONE.

>> I KNOW ETHAN IS WORKING ON CONTACTING EACH OF YOU.

I DON'T KNOW A STATUS OF THAT BUT I THINK HE'S REACHED OUT TO MANY OF YOU TO TRY TO GET THOSE BOOKED.

IF NOT, YOU WILL BE HEARING FROM HIM.

NO, I MEAN WE'RE YOU KNOW, I'LL TALK TO HIM ABOUT THIS CONVERSATION AS SOON AS I CAN GET A HOLD OF HIM AND SHARE IT.

I KNOW THAT HE WILL WELCOME YOUR QUESTIONS AND YOUR FEEDBACK AND BE OPEN TO MODIFICATION AND CHANGE AND HAVING WORKED WITH HIM BEFORE, IT'S ABOUT CREATING PROCESSES THAT WORK FOR THE COMMUNITIES THAT HE AND WE SERVE.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: ANY OTHER COMMENTS?

>> I HAVE A QUESTION AND THAT IS, DO WE KNOW WHEN WE WILL DECIDE WHETHER TO IN FACT HIRE ANALYT CAW TO PROCEED.

WILL THIS DECISION BE MADE SUBSEQUENT TO THE RETREAT?

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: I WOULD THINK SO.

I WOULD SAY WE DO THE RETREAT AND FIGURE OUT IF WE THINK IT'S GOING TO WORK. WITHOUT DISCUSSING THE WHOLE THING I DON'T THINK WE COULD GO 1 WAY OTHER THE OTHER.

ANYONE ELSE? MR. FOUST?

>> NOTHING ELSE. >> TANGENTIAL TO THAT CONVERSATION, OUR SERVICE OFFERING FROM THE FINE FOLKS BEHIND THE CAMERA, I KNOW WE TALKED ABOUT GETTING THE RETREAT AND THINGS LIKE OUR MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY CELEBRATION ON VIDEO. IS THAT PART OF THE PACKAGE OR IS THAT OUT OF THE QUESTION? BECAUSE IT WOULD BE OFFSITE?

>> THAT IS NOT PART OF OUR PACKAGE WITH SAGET, WHO IS THE SWAGIT, WHO IS FOR THE COUNCIL STREAMIC PRODUCT.

[01:05:18]

WE ARE NOW UPDATED. ANYTHING ELSE?

>> I ONLY DEAL WITH THE IMPORTANT THINGS.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: OKAY. MS. DOROTHY.

>> R. DOROTHY: I DO WANT TO THANK PARKS AND RECS FOR HELPING ME ANSWER QUESTIONS I HAD FROM A RESIDENT THIS WEEKEND.

SUPER QUICKLY THEY HAD SOMEONE GO ON SITE AND EXPLAIN THE SITUATION AND RESOLVE IT IN LESS THAN 48 HOURS.

IT WAS AN AMAZING SERVICE. I WANT TO THANK THE PEOPLE IN THE DEPARTMENT. I KNOW EVERYONE IN THE WORTHINGTON DOES A GREAT JOB I THANK YOU FOR YOUR HARD WORK.MS.

>> B. KOWALCZYK: NO SPORTS UPDATES.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: I DON'T HAVE ANYTHING ELSE TO ADD BECAUSE I KNOW WE HAVE EXECUTIVE SESSION AND HERE ARE PEOPLE WHO

[11. Executive Session]

WANT TO GET OUT OF HERE. MR. MEYERS MOVES WE GO TO EXECUTIVE SESSION TO CONSIDER THE PURCHASE OF PUBLIC PROPERTY FOR PURCHASE. CONCERNING DISPUTES INVOLVING THE CITY EMINENT COURT ACTION AND CONSIDERING NEGOTIATIONS FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE SECONDED BY MS. DOROTHY.

MS. THRESS, COULD YOU PLEASE CALL THE ROLL.

>> CLERK OF COUNCIL:

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: YES. WE ARE NOW ADJOURNEDDED TO

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: ALL RIGHT.

MR. MEYERS, HEY, MR. MEYERS MOVES WE COME OUT OF EXECUTIVE SESSION, SECONDED BY MR. ROBINSON.

WE'LL TAKE A VOTE. MR. MEYERS? MR. FOUST, MR. ROBINSON, MR. SMITH, MS. DOROTHY, MS. KOWALCZYK, MS. MICHAELS, YES.

WE'RE NOW OUT OF EXECUTIVE

* This transcript was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.