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GOING TO CALL THE FEBRUARY 4, MEETING OF THE WORTHINGTON CITY

[1. Call To Order]

COUNCIL TO ORDER. MS. THRESS, COULD YOU PLEASE CALL THE ROLL?

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

PLEASE BE SEATED. THE ONLY VISITOR COMMENTS I HAVE IS ON SOMETHING THAT IS ON THE AGENDA.

SO WE WILL MOVE ONTO THE APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES.

[5.A. Regular Meeting - January 22, 2019 Recommendation: Introduce and Approve as Presented]

THE REGULAR MEETING OF JAN JANUARY 22, MS. KOWALCZYK MOVES TO APPROVE SECONDED BY MS. DOROTHY.

ANY CORRECTIONS, ADDITIONS, CHANGES, ANYTHING REGARDING THE MINUTES. IF NOT ALL THOSE IN FAVOR, SIGNIFY BY SAYING AYE. ALL THOSE OPPOSED, LIKE SIGN.

THE MINUTES ARE APPROVED. MOVING ONTO ORDINANCE 2-2019.

[6.A. Ordinance No. 02-2019 Subdivision, Variances and Code Amendment - 54 West Wilson Bridge Road Subdivision of Property, Authorizing Variances and Amending Section 1177.02 of the Codified Ordinances of the City of Worthington (Worthington Square Venture, LLC)]

SUBDIVISION, VARIANCES AND CODE AMENDMENT - 54 WEST WILSON BRIDGE ROAD. SUBDIVISION OF PRO AUTHORIZING VARIANCES AND AMENDING SECTION 1177.02 OF THE CODIFIED ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF WORTHINGTON (WORTHINGTON SQUARE VENTURE, LLC).

MR. GREESON. >> M. GREESON: PRESIDENT MICH AEL, MEMBERS OF COUNCIL, I'M GOING TO HAVE DIRECTOR BROWN, OUR PLANNING AND BUILDING AND I BELIEVE THE PROPERTY.- OWNER, TOM CARTER IS HERE, REPRESENTING AS THE APPLICANT.

MR. BROWN? >> THANK YOU, PRESIDENT MICHAEL, MEMBERS OF COUNCIL, AS YOU ALREADY STATED THE REQUEST IS FOR A SUBDIVISION OF PROPERTY THAT DOES INCLUDE VARIANCES ASSOCIATED WITH IT. AND ALSO TO AMEND THE ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW DISTRICT BOUNDARIES TO INCLUDE RECAPTURE THIS PARCEL IF IT IS APPROVED. AGAIN, THE REQUEST IS THE OLD SITE, A LITTLE OVER A HALF ACRE IN SIZE.

THE MALL IS 16 ACRES IN SIZE, IN THE DISTRICT CATEGORY.

THE C-2 DISTRICT, TO CREATE A NEW LOT IS 150 FEET OF ROAD FRONTAGE, 50-FOOT FRONT SETBACK, 30-FOOT YEAR, RELATED TO STRUCTURE AND A MAXIMUM OF THREE STORIES IN HEIGHT.

WHAT YOU SEE BEFORE YOU IS WHAT IS REQUESTED, HE THREE VARIANCES, LOT SIZE, FRONTAGE AND ROAD SETBACK.

FOR 133 ROAD FRONTAGE, SHY OF THE 150 REQUIREMENT.

HALF ACRE IN SIZE, THEY ARE AT 70 FEET FOR THE FRONT YARD, 50 IS REQUIRED. REAR YARD COMES WITHIN 18 FEET, WHICH IS REQUIRED BY CODE 30. SIDE YARDS ARE IN EXPRESS.

11%, WHERE 25% IS PERMITTED AND ONLY ONE STORY IN HEIGHT.

WE WORKED WITH THE APPLICANT TO GET A RECIPROCAL EASEMENT FOR EGRESS AND INGRESS SO THEY CAN SHARE PROPERTY TO THE PROPERTY AND ALLOW FOR NO DIRECT ACCESS TO WEST WILSON BRIDGE ROAD.

THAT WAS ONE OF OUR FEARS, YOU LOOK AT ACCESS TO SITE, WITH IT BEING THIS CLOSE TO HIGH STREET AND WEST WILSON BRIDGE ROAD.

STAFF AND PLANNING COMMISSION DID NOT WANT TO CREATE ADDITIONAL ACCESS. THAT'S WHY WE WORKED WITH MR. CARTER TO GET THE EASEMENT IN PLACE.

IT WENT BEFORE THE PLANNING COMMISSION AND RECOMMENDED FOR APPROVAL WITH THESE THREE VARIANCES, ON DECEMBER 13 OF 2018. AND I CAN ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE. IT'S ALSO TO RECAPTURE THIS END O OF THE DISTRICT AND HAVE A 60-DAY WAITING PERIOD.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: LOOKING AT PURCHASING THIS AT THIS

POINT? >> I WOULD HAVE TO TURN IT OVER TO MR. CARTER. HE HAD SEVERAL PEOPLE INTERESTED IN THE SITE OVER THE YEARS. IF THERE IS ONE INTERESTED IN IT

TODAY, I DO NOT KNOW. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: .

>>. >> WE'RE LOOKING AT SUBDIVIDING THE LOT. C-2.

>> IT IT WERE TO COME IN FOR REDEVELOPMENT IT WOULD HAVE TO MEET THE STANDARDS OUTLINED IN THE C-2 DISTRICT AND HAS THE WILSON BRIDGE ROAD OVERLAY IN PLACE.

>> WE'RE REQUESTING IT MEET THE M.P.C. GUIDELINES, THE MUNICIPAL

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PLANNING? >> FOR WHICH?

>> THE NEW LOT? >> CORRECT.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: . >> ARE THERE ANY DRAW BACKS.

>> THE ONLY DRAW BACK IS WHEN YOU START DIVIDING UP PARCELS AND REASSEMBLE THEM IT MAKES IT HARDER.

WE INSTANCES ON HUNTLEY ROAD LIKE THAT THAT WERE PREVIOUSLY APPROVED AND SUBDIVIDED OFF. WHEN YOU TRY TO PUT THEM BACK TOGETHER IT MAKES IT MUCH ORE DIFFICULT.

HOWEVER, IN THAT EXAMPLE, WE DID NOT HAVE CROSS PARKING OR CROSS ACCESS AGREEMENT WHICH WOULD HAVE HELPED WITH NOT PITTING THE PROPERTY OWNERS AGAINST EACH OTHER FOR INGRESS AND EGRESS.

THAT'S WHY WE ASKED FOR THAT TO BE IN PLACE, AND MR. CARTER PROVIDED THAT AS HE DOES WITH KROGER AND THE REST OF THE SHOPS IN THE SQUARE. MR. CAR TER, ASKED TO BE ABLE TO SPEAK, IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO COME UP.

IF THERE IS ANYTHING YOU WOULD LIKE TO ADD, MR. CARTER.

>> I'M CARTER, 2178 COUNSEL CREST DRIVE.

THIS PAD IS LAND LOCKED BETWEEN THE DRIVE AISLE AND CHASE, AND IT'S PROTECTED AS LONG AS KROGER IS THERE.

I THINK FOR ALL INTENTS AND PURPOSES, IT IS A SEPARATE PARCEL. WE HAVE HAD CHALLENGES FINDING GREAT TENANTS FOR THE BUILDING BECAUSE WE CAN'T SELL IT.

MOST PEOPLE THAT HAVE PADS WANT TO OWN THEM.

WE ALL KNOW HOW MANY BANKS WE HAVE IN TOWN.

WE HAVE HAD SEVERAL BANKS INTERESTED IN IT BUT THEY DIDN'T WANT IT BECAUSE THEY COULDN'T OWN IT.

VERIZON, SAME THING. WE WILL HAVE A LONGER-TERM, BETTER TENANT AS A RESULT OF THIS DOING.

I KNOW YOU HAVE SEEN THE B OF A, ATM, ONE THING THEY HAVEN'T SAID IT BUT IS THEY WON'T DO A FULL BANK BECAUSE THEY CAN'T OWN IT.

WHO KNOWS WHAT THE FUTURE HOLDS.

I THINK IT PROVIDES FOR BETTER OPTIONS IF WE GO FORWARD WITH

THIS. >> WHAT IS THERE NOW WILL BE THERE TOMORROW. THIS IS GOING TO BECOME A -- WHAT WOULD YOU CALL IT? A VERY LARGE KIOSK? IT'S A ATM NLY FACILITY. THE BANK FOR ALL INTENTS AND PURPOSES WILL CONTINUE TO STAY THAT.

THIS WILL BE FAIRLY SEAMLESS CHANGE ALONG WILSON BRIDGE ROAD. AND I THINK THAT'S KIND OF ONCE ARB HAMMERED OUT THE TECHNICALITIES, I THINK THAT'S THE WAY THEY LOOK AT IT. --

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: ANY OTHER QUESTIONS? IF NOT, MS. THRESS CAN YOU CALL THE ROAD ON ORDINANCE 2-2019?

>> D. KAY THRESS:

>> MOTION. YES. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: YES.

ORDINANCE 2-2019 IS PASSED. ORDINANCE 3-2019, DISSOLUTION

[6.B. Ordinance No. 03-2019 Convention & Visitors Bureau - Dissolution & Appropriation Directing the Deposit of Certain Receipts into the Convention and Visitors’ Bureau Fund and Amending Ordinance No. 52-2018 (As Amended) to Adjust the Annual Budget by Providing for Appropriations from the Convention and Visitors’ Bureau Fund Unappropriated Balances.]

AND APPROPRIATION AS AMENDED TO APPROPRIATIONS FROM THE CONVENTION VITTER BUREAU 6.B. ORDINANCE NO. 03-2019 CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU - DISSOLUTION & APPROPRIATION. DIRECTING THE DEPOSIT OF CERTAIN RECEIPTS INTO THE CONVENTION AND VISITORS' BUREAU FUND AND AMENDING ORDINANCE NO. 52-2018 (AS AMENDED) TO ADJUST THE ANNUAL BUDGET BY PROVIDING FOR APPROPRIATIONS FROM THE CONVENTION AND VISITORS' BUREAU FUND UNAPPROPRIATED BALANCES. WE NEED A MOTION TO APPROVE AND

APPROVE AS AMENDED. >> SO MOVED.

>> SECOND. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: ALL THOSE I N FAVOR, SIGNIFY BY SAYING AYE.

ALL THOSE OPPOSED, LIKE SIGN., WE'RE NOW AMENDED.

MR. GREASE. >> M. GREESON: PRESIDENT MICH AEL, MEMBERS OF COUNCIL, I WANT TO WELCOME THE REPRESENTATIVES OF THE OLD WORTHINGTON PARTNERSHIP, NINA PURENA, AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR ERIN BROWN, AS WELL AS THE PERSON DOING THE C.V.P. ROCKETS, BETH DECKER.

THE C.V.P. BOARD, THE OLD WORTHINGTON PARTICIPATE CITY HAS AND YOU HAVE BEEN UNDERTAKING FOR QUITE A FEW MONTHS.

THIS IS THE ORDINANCES NECESSARY TO BRING THAT TO FRUITION.

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I'M GOING TO HAVE MR. LINDSEY GIVE A LEGAL OVERVIEW OF WHAT WE'RE DOING AND THEN WE'RE GOING TO INVITE MR. BROWN TO GIVE A PRESENTATION OF ESSENTIALLY THEIR BUDGET REQUESTS HOW THEY PROPOSE TO USE THE FUNDS RECOMMENDED FOR DISPERSAL TO

THEM IN THE COMING YEAR. >> THANK YOU, MR. GREESON.

PRESIDENT MICHAEL, MEMBERS OF COUNCIL, THIS ORDINANCE, WHICH WAS INTRODUCED LAST MONTH WITH BLANKS, YOU MADE THE MOTION TO AMEND TO INCLUDE THOSE BLANKS, INCLUDING THE AMOUNT OF MONEY WE ANTICIPATE TO BE TRANSFERRED BY THE C.V.B.

UPON ITS DISSOLUTION, APPROXIMATELY 150,000, MAYBE A LITTLE MORE. AND THEN THE REQUEST FROM THE OLD WORTHINGTON PARTNERSHIP FOR THE $55,830 TO COVER THEIR ANTICIPATED EXPENSES FOR THE REMAINDER OF THIS YEAR, ONCE THE CURRENT CONTRACT WITH THE C.V.B. EXPIRES MARCH 31.

WITH THAT, UNLESS THERE ARE QUESTIONS AS TO THE LEGAL PROCESS, AS INDICATED, THE ORDINANCE INDICATES THAT FUTURE PAYMENTS FROM THE HOTEL TAX WILL GO INTO THE SPECIAL FUND THAT DIRECTOR BARTTER CREATED. PURSUANT TO THE STATUTE.

THE PAYMENT FROM THE C.V.P. WILL GO INTO THAT FUND AND APPROPRIATIONS FOR CONVENTION AND VISITOR BUREAU EXPENSES THROUGH THE OLD WORTHINGTON PARTNERSHIP WILL BE APPROPRIATED ON A YEARLY BASIS, THE CREDIT TO THE C.V.B. THEY PLANNED AHEAD SO THERE WILL BE A SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT OF FUNDS AVAILABLE TO CONTINUE THE SERVICES PROVIDED. WE DON'T KNOW THE EXACT CONSTRUCTION SCHEDULE YET FOR THE HOTEL.

BUT AT LEAST WE'RE IN A GOOD POSITION TO COVER PROBABLY TWO AND A HALF YEARS ROUGHLY, NOT COUNTING THE ADDITIONAL FUNDS THAT COME IN THROUGH THE ECONO LODGE.

WITH THAT I WILL TURN IT OVER TO MR. BROWN, HE CAN INTRODUCE, WHICH I DON'T KNOW WHO IS ACTUALLY PRESENTED, WHETHER NINA OR BETH. BUT I THANK THEM FOR THEIR

EFFORTS IN THIS AS WELL. >> GOOD EVENING, EVERYONE, ERIN BROWN. THANKS TO STAFF FOR YOUR HELP AND WORKING UP TO THIS POINT. A QUICK VERVIEW OF THE PAST, THE FOUNDATION WE HAVE BEEN WORKING ON OVER THE PAST IX MONTHS. CHECK BOXES OF THINGS YOU ASKED US TO DO. AND NINA IS GOING TO TALK ABOUT GOING FORWARD. WE STARTED IN THIS ROLE I GUESS AS A CONTRACTOR IN JUNE AND IMMEDIATELY WENT TO WORK.

YOU CAN SEE SOME OF THE IMPACTS THAT WE'VE HAD ALREADY AND HOPEFULLY WHAT YOU SEE IS A SEAMLESS TRANSITION, A, ALREADY DOING THINGS FOR THE BETTERMENT OF OUR COMMUNITY.

WE SAID IF WE WERE GOING TO DO THIS THERE ARE THINGS WE WANTED TO DO AS AN ORGANIZATION TO EVOLVE.

WE EVOLVED OUR BYLAWS TO ADD THE TOURISM MISSION STATED THERE.

WE'RE ACTIVE INTERVIEWS FOR BOARD MEMBERS, WE COMMITTED TO ADDING TWO, TO OUR BOARD. SO I'M NOT HERE TO ANNOUNCE WHO THEY ARE BUT I CAN TELL YOU IT'S ONGOING.

AND WE SHOULD HAVE THOSE SOON. WE WANT TO KEEP THE MEMBERS OF THE FORMER BOARD APPRIZED. GIVE THEM THE OPPORTUNITY TO SEE THROUGH THE TRANSITION, WE'LL UPDATE HEM QUARTERLY TO CONTINUE TO GET THEIR INPUT. TOGETHER WE DO BELIEVE THERE IS OVERLAP IN MISSION IN WHO WE ARE.

WHICH GIVES GREATER EFFICIENCIES TO THE CITY.

MAYBE THEY CAN WORK HARDER. WE HAD WORKED TOGETHER ON THE DIGITAL PRESENCE. THIS COMES UNDER ONE ROOF.

THIS IS WHERE PEOPLE ARE COMING TO SEE WHAT IS GOING ON IN WORTHINGTON. IT IS THE FIRST STOP.

IF IT'S NOT UPDATED REGULARLY, THEY MAY DECIDE TO GO TO A DIFFERENT PART OF OUR COMMUNITY.

YOU CAN SEE THE IMPRESSIVE NUMBER OF VISITORS.

THE PARTNERSHIP EVENTS THAT ARE ALREADY PUTTING ON ARE GENERATING TRAFFIC. WE CONTINUE TO BE AMAZED AT A

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HANDFUL OF OUR EVENTS DRAW OUTSIDE 43085, CERTAINLY FOR THE MERCHANTS, THE VISIBILITY ALONE IS IMPRESSIVE.

THE FARMER'S MARKET, YOU CAN SEE THE STATISTICS THERE.

YOU MAY REMEMBER THIS FROM OUR ANNUAL REPORT.

AND THEN LASTLY, LEVERAGING RELATIONSHIPS.

I THINK THAT IS ONE OF THE MOST SATISFYING THINGS I HAVE OBSERVED IN MY TIME WITH THE PARTNERSHIP IS THE ABILITY TO COLLABORATE WITH OTHER ORGANIZATIONS IN HIS COMMUNITY AND TOGETHER WE ARE BETTER. AND EACH OF YOU IN DIFFERENT WAYS CONNECTED US WITH GROUPS OR INDIVIDUALS.

WITH THE RESPONSIBILITY TO THE C.V.B. THAT GROWS AND THESE ORGANIZATION HELP US LEVERAGE WHAT COMPETITIVELY TO LOOK AT OTHER COMMUNITIES IS NOT A LOT OF MONEY.

WE NEED TO RELY ON OTHERS TO CARRY THIS FORWARD.

I'M GOING TO ASK NINA TO TALK MORE SPECIFICALLY HOW WE WILL DO

THAT. >> NINA PARINI.

THIS IS THE FIRST WEEK IN FEBRUARY.

WE'RE EXCITED ABOUT THIS EVENTS.

THIS CAME ABOUT AS A COALITION OF AN IDEA HAT WE'VE HAD FOR A WHILE OF CREATING A MONTHLY EVENT SIMILAR TO OTHER COMMUNITIES FIRST FRIDAY EVENTS.

WEDNESDAYS IN WORTHINGTON, WORTHINGTON FIRST WEDNESDAYS.

AND THEN WE WERE ABLE TO GET A FUSION FROM COHATCH.

WE'RE DOING ACTIVITIES EACH MONTH AND THEN OHATCH WILL ALSO HOST A VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY EACH MONTH WITH A DIFFERENT CHARITY. SO IT'S THEIR GOAL TO INVOLVE THE COMMUNITY IN A HANDS-ON EXPERIENCE TO OLVE PROBLEMS WITH CHARITIES. WE'RE WORKING WITH NC4K, THEY HELP CHILDREN FIGHTING CANCER. THE TRAILER WILL BE OUT IN FRONT OF THE LIBRARY. AND YOU CAN WRITE ON SNACK BAGS THAT WILL BE FILLED AND DELIVERED TO KIDS FIGHTING CANCER. IT WILL BE SOMETHING DIFFERENT EACH MONTH. WE'RE EXCITED ABOUT THAT.

WE FEEL LIKE WE'VE SEEN OTHER MAIN STREET COMMUNITY AROUND THE AREA HAVE THESE FIRST FRIDAYS AND THEY ARE A REAL ECONOMIC DRIVER. THAT'S WHAT WE'RE HOPING FOR THE WORTHINGTON WEDNESD WEDNESDAY.

WE HAVE A GREAT GROUP OF PEOPLE SO WE'RE EXCITED ABOUT THAT.

THIS IS OR DRAFT BUDGET AND MARKETING CALENDAR IN YOUR PACKET. BETH AND ERIN PUT TOGETHER IN THE PAST BUDGET THE C.V.B. HAD, LAYERING ON THE ADDITIONAL SOCIAL MEDIA CONTENT AND BOOSTED POSTS, THE PROMOTED INSTAGRAM AND FACEBOOK CONTENT. THAT IS THE DIRECTION WE NEED TO TAKE THIS WITHOUT MAJOR CONVENTIONS-BASED OR BIG MEETING SPACE WITHOUT A HOTEL, WE REALLY CAN'T APPEAL TO GROUPS RIGHT NOW. SO WE REALLY JUST NEED TO DRIVE PEOPLE WHO ARE GOING TO BE COMING HERE FOR A DAY, HALF A DAY, CAPTURE THOSE PEOPLE. THE WAY TO GO IS THROUGH SOCIAL MEDIA AND BOOSTED BLOG POSTS. HERE YOU SEE A DRAFT OF OUR QUARTERLY IDEAS FOR BLOG POSTS. THIS IS SOMETHING WE HAVE DONE WITH THE CVB. THESE ARE IDEAS FOR BLOG POSTS.

WE'RE EXPANDING EYOND THE HISTORIC DISTRICT AND TALKING ABOUT EVERYTHING THE COMMUNITY HAS TO OFFER.

THIS IS A NEW IDEA THAT WE HAVE, TOURISM AMBASSADOR PROGRAM.

BETH IS A CERTIFIED TOURISM AMBASSADOR.

THIS IS SOMETHING WE'RE GOING TO MAKE OUR OWN, WHERE WE CAN CAPITALIZE ON THE VOLUNTEER LIST.

REACHING OUT TO RESIDENTS AND WORKING WITH WORTHINGTON MERCHANTS TO EDUCATE THEM ON WHAT TOURISM IS AND WHAT IT CAN THERE FOR THE COMMUNITY AND ECONOMY.

HOSPITALITY TRAINING AND WORK TOGETHER TO CREATE DUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR PEOPLE TO LEARN ABOUT TOURISM.

AND THAT'S WHAT WE HAVE SO FAR. LOTS OF CHANGE.

WE'RE EXCITED. ANY QUESTIONS?

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: ANY COUNCILMEMBERS HAVE QUESTIONS?

>> I WANT TO THANK YOU FOR MAKING THIS AS SEAMLESS AS POSSIBLE. I LOOK FORWARD TO WHAT WILL HAPPEN WHEN WE HOPEFULLY GET FULL FUNDING.

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WHEN WE'RE BACK TO HAVING A HOTEL THAT GIVES US HOTEL TAX FOR THIS ENDEAVOR. BUT AT THAT MOMENT I THINK IT LOOKS ABSOLUTELY PHENOMENAL. I WANT TO THANK YOU AND EVERYONE ON THE BOARD FOR YOUR HARD WORK.

>> I KNOW THAT THE CONVERSATION HAS BEEN THIS HAS BEEN GOING ON FOR A FEW MONTHS OR SOMETHING. NO, IT'S BEEN GOING ON FOR FIVE OR SIX YEARS. THOSE OF US WHO HAVE BEEN UP HERE KNOW, WE'VE BEEN TALKING ABOUT THIS TRANSITION FOR QUITE SOME TIME. IT SEEMED TO MAKE SENSE TO COMBINE THE TWO ORGANIZATIONS. BUT THE QUESTION IS AND WE ASKED THE PARTNERSHIP AND C.V.B. THE QUESTION, I THINK IT'S APPROPRIATE TO ASK IT TO THE COMBINED GROUP.

WHAT ARE THE BENCHMARKS, HOW ARE YOU REPORTING DELIVERABLES.

AS MUCH AS I LOVE MINDY, WE GOT TIRED OF HER SAYING, WE HAVE FOUR BUS TRIPS AND CONVENTION. I WANT TO SEE CAN YOU DEMONSTRATE THROUGH YOUR EFFORTS, THAT THE COFFEE SHOP REVENUE INCREASED. HARD CORE MEASURABLES IS WHAT

WE'RE LOOKING FOR. >> I THINK WITH OUR FOCUS ON SOCIAL MEDIA, IT'S EASY TO TELL WHO IS ENGAGING WITH YOU ON THOSE PLATFORMS. THERE IS REPORTS WE CAN DO.

WE CERTAINLY HAVE INVESTED IN A SYSTEM WHERE WE AN TELL AND THAT'S WHY WE'RE ABLE TO REPORT THE GUESTS AT THE CHOCOLATE WALK OR CRAFT CRAWL, I CAN TELL YOU EXACTLY WHERE THEY ARE FROM.

THOSE ARE THINGS WE HAVE INVESTED IN THAT WILL GIVE OUR REPORTING MORE SOLID DATA. WORKING WITH THE COFFEE SHOP TO ASK IF THEIR SALES ARE HIGHER, WE CAN CERTAINLY ASK.

>> PRO TEM S. MYERS: I THOUGH THAT OUT.

TO DRIVE MONEY SPENT IN OUR TOWN AND PROMOTE OR BRAND BEYOND WORTHINGTON. AND THAT'S SOMETHING I'M NOT CERTAIN WE EVER GOT A HANDLE ON WHETHER WE WERE MAKINGEN A IMPACT BY COMMITTING THE DOLLARS WHICH AISED THE COMMISSION, SHOULD WE COMMIT THE DOLLARS, BECAUSE WE CAN USE THEM IN OTHER

PLACES. >> OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH THE BUSINESSES IS CERTAINLY CLOSER THAN THE C.V.B. HAD IN THE PAST. WE MEET MONTHLY WITH THE OLD WORTHINGTON BUSINESSES. WE'RE GOING TO REACH BEYOND THAT DISTRICT. BETH HAS BEEN ON QUITE THE TOUR. I THINK IT'S ABOUT MAINTAINING THOSE RELATIONSHIPS AND MAKING SURE WHEN YOU SAY I NEED YOUR SALES DATA FROM LAST YEAR AND THIS YEAR URING THIS TIME, THAT'S THE ONLY WAY WE'LL BE ABLE TO TELL.

WE HAVE BEEN QUITE A BIT OF THAT.

WE HAVE DONE SURVEYS TO THE BUSINESSES TO ASK, HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE, WERE THE SALES BETTER THIS YEAR OVER LAST? AND BY AND LARGE THE ANSWER IS YES.

THAT'S WHERE WE CAN TELL YOU THE SALES ARE UP YEAR OVER YEAR OVER YEAR. I THINK IT'S MAINTAINING THOSE RELATIONSHIPS, ONCE WE GET A HOTEL WE CAN WORK WITH THEM AND FIGURE OUT IF WE'RE GETTING THE HEADS IN THE BEDS AND MAKING SURE THEY ARE FULL AND DOING AS MUCH SURVEYING AND KEEPING IN TOUCH VIA NEWSLETTER AND CLICKS TO REPORT TO YOU THAT WAY.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: ONE OF MY FEW CONCERNS IS MAKING SURE THIS GETS BEYOND THE OLD WORTHINGTON. THAT'S ONE OF THE REASONS THE CVB WAS AROUND, WAS TO PROMOTE THE WHOLE CITY.

I WAS INVOLVED IN THE TRANSITIONS THAT LED FROM THE OLD WORTHINGTON ASSOCIATION TO THE PARTNERSHIP INVOLVED IN THE C.V.B. AND BRINGING EVERYTHING TOGETHER.

ONE OF THE GOALS IS MAKE SURE THAT AS THE NEW GROUP IS FORMING THE MISSION IS PROMOTING THE WHOLE CITY, ALL OF THE CITY, NOT JUST THE OLD WORTHINGTON AREA. EXPANDING WHAT YOU HAVE BEEN DOING TO MEET THE WHOLE CITY. THAT IS PART OF THE REASON WE

HAD THE C.V.B. >> THAT IS THE GREATEST CHALLENGE, FIGURING OUT HOW WE DO THAT.

WE HAVE ANOTHER STAFF PERSON NOW SO IT'S NOT JUST BE AND THE HISTORIC DISTRICT. WE HAVE BETH MEETINGS WITH THE BUSINESSES OUTSIDE. MAKING THOSE COMMITMENTS.

WE HAVE A BOARD ETREAT COMING UP IN THE NEXT MONTH, WHERE WE'LL TALK ABOUT THOSE THINGS. WHETHER WE CHANGE OUR NAME.

WHETHER WE BECOME SOMETHING DIFFERENT, WHETHER WE KEEP IT THE SAME. WE HAVE A LOT TO WORKOUT.

AND WE DIDN'T WANT TO MAKE ANY CHANGES UNTIL THIS WAS SIGNED, SEALED AND DELIVERED. THIS WAS A SIGNIFICANT

TRANSFORMATION FOR US. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: I KNOW HOW MUCH TIME, ENERGY AND EFFORT HAS GONE INTO NOT JUST THE

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TRANSITION, BUT 10-YEARS PERIOD OF TIME.

REALLY APPRECIATE EVERYBODY WHO HAS BEEN INVOLVED IN BRINGING IT TOGETHER. IT'S TAKEN QUITE A COMMUNITY EFFORT, INCLUDING THE BUSINESSES, THE VOLUNTEERS, THE C.V.B. THERE HAVE BEEN LOTS OF PEOPLE INVOLVED, CITY STAFF. I WANT TO THANK EVERYBODY.

IT'S EEN A LONG ROAD TO GET HERE.

>> THANK YOU, E APPRECIATE YOUR SUPPORT AND CONFIDENCE.

>> PRO TEM S. MYERS: IN A WAY THE PARTNERSHIP IS LOOSELY AN EXTENSION OF CITY STAFF. AS AN EMPLOYER THERE IS THAT NEW HIRE, BRINGING A PERSON ON WITH FRESH EYES.

IT'S THE MOST EXCITING IME. I'M EXCITED FOR THE FRESH SET OF EYES. AND OT TO DIMINISH WHAT HAPPENED IN THE PAST, I WISH YOU WELL AND LOOK FORWARD TO YOUR

EFFORTS. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: IF NOT, MS. THRESS, CAN YOU CALL THE ROLL ON ORDINANCE 3-2019.

>> D. KAY THRESS:

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: YES. ORDINANCE 3-2019 IS PASSED.

ORDINANCE 4-2019. AMENDING 52-2018 AS AMENDED TO

[6.C. Ordinance No. 04-2019 Appropriation - East Wilson Bridge Road Waterline Replacement Project Amending Ordinance No. 52-2018 (As Amended) to Adjust the Annual Budget by Providing for an Appropriation from the Capital Improvements Fund Unappropriated Balance to Pay the Costs of the East Wilson Bridge Road Waterline and all Related Expenses and Determining to Proceed with said Project. (Project No. 678-18)]

ADJUST THE ANNUAL BUDGET BY PROVIDING FOR THE APPROPRIATION FROM THE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT FUNDS UNAPPROPRIATED BALANCE TO THE PAY THE CASE OF EAST WILSON BRIDGE ROAD WATERLINE AND ALL RELATED EXPENSES AND DETERMINING TO PROCEED WITH SAID PROJECT 678-18. MR. GREESON.

>> M. GREESON: PRESIDENT MICH AEL, MEMBERS OF COUNCIL, I KNOW EVERYONE WILL BE JUST AS EXCITED TO HEAR MR. WHITED'S PRESENTATION ABOUT THIS IMPORTANT WATERLINE.

>> THANK YOU, PRESIDENT MICHAEL, MEMBERS OF COUNCIL.

THIS IS IN MY WORLD, AN EXCITING PROJECT.

IT'S ANOTHER, YET ANOTHER BIG CONSTRUCTION PROJECT AND ONE OF MANY MORE YOU WILL SEE IN THE FUTURE.

WHILE IT WOULD SEEM TO BE EASY TO REPLACE A WATERLINE, THIS CORRIDOR HAS AN EXISTING 8-INCH WATERLINE, AN EXISTING 16-AND 30-INCH WATERLINE. 24 ASK OTHER SIZE STORM SEWERS, SIX-INCH GAS MAIN. SO IT'S DIFFICULT TO PUT THE PUBE BACK IN PLACE. THE WATERLINE WILL BE REPLACED FROM THE RAILROAD TO WEST WILSON BRIDGE ROAD AND PUT ON THE NORTH SIDE OF THE ROAD. A TOTAL OF 3400 FEET OR 7/10 OF A MILE REPLACE. TRAFFIC WILL BE DIFFICULT DURING THAT TIME BUT MANAGEABLE. WE'VE A TRAFFIC PLAN BUT TOGETHER BY THE CONSULTANT THAT WILL MAINTAIN TRAFFIC AT ALL TIMES AND SENSITIVE TO THE RUSH-HOUR TRAFFIC IN THE CORRIDOR. THE PROJECTS WILL BE BEGIN IN EARLY SPRING, 90 TO 100 DAYS OF CONSTRUCTION, NOT WITHOUT THE BENEFIT OF HAVING MET WITH THE CONTRACTOR TO NAIL DOWN TO DETAILS. THE PIPE WILL BE P.V.C., C-NINE HUNDRED, WITH THE ISSUES THAT OCCUR WITH STRESSES ON THE PIPE, PROBABLY ABOUT A 50 TO 60-YEAR LIFE, MAYBE A LITTLE BIT LONGER.

SHORTLY THEREAFTER THIS PROJECT IS PART OF THE RESURFACING PLAN, AND INTENT TO AND PARTIALLY DESIGNED A RESURFACING PROGRAM FROM THE RAILROAD TRACKS ALL THE WAY DOWN TO HIGH STREET.

INCLUDES MORE OUTSIDE OF THIS PARTICULAR PROJECT.

AND THAT WILL BE ABOUT A $500,000 PROJECT, WILL BEGIN IN THE SUMMER. ALSO, WE'RE IN THE PROCESS OF THIS IS THE FIRST MAJOR WATERLINE PROJECT THAT DIDN'T TAKE A ROCKET SCIENTIST TO FIGURE OUT THIS NEEDED TO BE REPAIRED. YOU DRIVE DOWN WILSON BRIDGE ROAD AND YOU CAN DO THAT. WE'LL PUT OUT AN R.F.P. THAT HYDRAULIC MODELING AND MATRIX THAT INDICATE THE SENSITIVITY, ECONOMICALLY, ENVIRONMENTALLY, SOCIALLY, INVOLVED WITH THESE WATERLINES AND TRY TO CHERRY PICK OVER TIME WHICH WATERLINES TO REPAIR FIRST.

THIS WILL BE THE FIRST ENDEAVOR AND WE'LL CONTINUE TO DO THAT.

WE BID THIS PROJECT IN DECEMBER, OPENED THE BIDS JANUARY 11, SEVEN BIDDERS. $152,000 RANGE BETWEEN THE BID.

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THE ENGINEER ESTIMATE WAS AROUND 916,000-DOLLAR, WE HAVE ASPHALT OUT OF GAHANNAH. WE'RE HAPPY TH PUTTING A 10% CONTINGENCY, WE'RE ASKING THAT YOU, RECOMMENDING YOU APPROVE THIS AWARD OF CONFERENCE TO ASPHALT,

$995,985. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: MOTION TO AMEND THE ORDINANCE BY PUTTING IN THE DOLLAR FIGURE AND THE COLUMBUS ASPHALT. MOVED BY MR. MEYERS, SECONDED BY MR. FOUST. ALL THOSE IN FAVOR, SIGNIFY BY

SAYING AYE. >> I BELIEVE IT WAS INTRODUCED

BY THAT INFORMATION IN THERE. >> THAT'S UNUSUAL FROM THE REGULAR PROCESS. WE HAD THE BIDS EARLY ENOUGH.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: DO WE HAVE QUESTIONS REGARDING THIS?

>> I USUALLY ASK. HOW LONG THE LIFE CYCLE FOR THE EQUIPMENT. HOPEFULLY, UNFORTUNATELY, I WILL PROBABLY BE LONG GONE WHEN WE NEED TO REPLACE THIS, WHICH IS WONDERFUL ACTUALLY. MOVING FORWARD IN THE CITY.

I DO BELIEVE THAT WE DELAYED THE RESURFACING TO MAKE SURE WE WEREN'T TEARING UP BRAND-NEW ROADS -- WE'RE PLANNING WELL IN EVER EVERYTHING WE DO.

90 TO 100 DAYS DIDN'T SOUND LIKE A LONG TIME BUT YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT WEATHER. I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO THE REST OF THE WATERLINES IN WORTH WORTHINGTON.

>> WE'RE COORDINATING WITH UTILITIES TO MINIMIZE THE

IMPACTS THERE, IN THE CORRIDOR. >> PRO TEM S. MYERS: THE REPAVING WON'T INCLUDE THE STREETSCAPE ENHANCEMENTS WE'VE

BEEN TALKING ABOUT? >> THAT'S CORRECT.

IT WILL BE A RESURFACING PROJECT ONLY.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: IF NOT, MR. THRESS, CAN YOU PLEASE CALL

THE ROLL? >> D. KAY THRESS:

VOTE] >> D. ROBINSON: YES.

>> B. KOWALCZYK: YES. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: YES.

ORDINANCE IS PASSED. WE'LL MOVE ONTO RESIDENT 6-2019

[7.A. Resolution No. 06-2019 Amendment to Development Plan & Variances - 54 West Wilson Bridge Road Authorizing an Amendment to the Final Development Plan for 54 West Wilson Bridge Road and Authorizing Variances (Bank of America).]

AMENDMENT TO THE DEVELOPMENT PLAN AND VARIANCE, THIS IS AUTHORIZING AN AMENDMENT TO THE PHENYL DEVELOPMENT PLAN FOR 54 WEST WILSON BRIDGE ROAD AND AUTHORIZING VARIANCES TO BANK OF AMERICA. MR. GREESON.

INTRODUCED BY MR. MEYERS, MOVED FOR ADOPTION BY MS. DOROTHY,

SECONDED BY MS. KOWALCZYK. >> M. GREESON: THIS IS ELATED TO THE PROPERTY YOU APPROVED THE SUBDIVISION EARLIER.

IT WILL BE A FAMILIAR SITE. I WILL TURN IT OVER TO

MR. BROWN. >> THANK YOU, MR. GREESON, PRESIDENT MICHAEL, MEMBERS OF COUNCIL.

IT FEELS A LITTLE BIT LIKE GROUND-HOG DAY.

BEFORE YOU IS A REQUEST FOR AMENDMENT TO A DEVELOPMENT PLAN FOR LIGHTING ON THE SITE AND SIGNAGE.

WITH THE PREVIOUS APPROVAL O SPLIT UP THE LOT, SINCE IT WAS PART OF AN ORIGINAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN WILL CARRY FORWARD SUBJECT TO A DEVELOPMENT PLAN. ANYTIME THERE WOULD BE A NEED IT WOULD HAVE TO COME BACK TO COUNCIL.

AS YOU KNOW ANYTIME A PROPERTY IS SUBJECT TO A DEVELOPMENT PLAN, VARIANCES VERSUS BOARD OF APPEALS.

BANK OF AMERICA. THE EXISTING 2,000 SQUARE FOOT BUILDING WILL BE CONVERTED TO 2 ATMS, UNMANNED.

IT WILL LOOK SIMILAR EXCEPT FOR NEW SIGNAGE.

THE FIRST VARIANCE REQUEST IS SIGNAGE FOR WALL SIGNS.

CODE PERMITS ONE WALL SIGN. THEY ARE PROPOSING TO HAVE FIVE WALL SIGNS. OUR SIGN CODE, WHAT YOU SEE IS THE TOPPERS ON TOP OF THE ATMS ARE CONSIDERED WALL SIGNS.

THE LEFT SIDE ON THE SCREEN USED TO BE THE FRONT ENTRANCE AREA TO THE OHIO BUILDING. THE ONE ON THE RIGHT-HAND SIDE WILL BE IN THE DRIVE THRU TOWARDS THE REAR.

WE ALSO CONSIDERED LOGOS ON THE SIDE OF THE ATM.

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THAT COUNTS TOWARD THE FIVE WALL SIGN WHERE CODE PERMITS ONE.

THIS IS THE YEAR OF THE BUILDING WHERE THE DRIVE UP A. ATM WILL BE. THE OTHER PART IS JUMPING INTO LIGHTING AS PART OF THE WILSON BRIDGE ROAD CORRIDOR PLAN, LOOKED AT LIGHTING, POLE HEIGHT, SPILL OVER.

WORKED WITH THE APPLICANT SEVERAL RENDITIONS TO WORK WITH OUR LIGHTING PLAN AND GET IT REVISED.

WHAT YOU SEE ON THE SCREEN IS FIVE NEW POLES GOING ON THEIR PROPERTY IS NEW LIGHTING. SOME OF THOSE ARE EXISTING LOCATIONS AND THEN BROUGHT TO THE 15-FEET IN HEIGHT WHEN MEETS CODE REQUIREMENT, VERSUS THE 25-FEET AT THIS TIME.

ALONG THE EASTERN PORTION TOWARDS CHASE BANK WHERE WE CREATED THE NEW REAR-LOT LINE TO THE NORTH, THE LIGHT SPILLAGE EXCEEDS WHAT IS PERMITTED BY CODE.

AGAIN, BLOWS IT UP FOR YOU. SO AGAIN, THE VARIANCES REQUESTED ARE FOR WALL-MOUNTED SIGNAGE.

AGAIN, TOTAL REQUEST FOR THE FIVE, WHERE CODE PERMITS ONE.

AND LIGHTING TWO EXCEED 0-FOOT CANDLES AT THE PROPERTY LINE.

IT'S A MIXED-USE AREA WHERE YOU HAVE THE PROPERTY INE TO THE NORTH, ACCESS DRIVE AND CHASE TO THE EAST.

AGAIN, THIS IS KIND OF A UNIQUE THING FOR STAFF.

STAFF IS RECOMMENDING APPROVAL OF THE LIGHTING VARIANCE.

HOWEVER, WE DEFER WITH WHAT PLANNING COMMISSION RECOMMENDED FOR APPROVAL RELATED TO THE SIGNAGE.

WE HAVE A REQUEST FROM A COUPLE OF OTHER BANKS IN THE VICINITY.

IF THIS IS APPROVED HEY WILL COME FORWARD TO HAVE THEIR SIGNAGE APPROVED. THAT'S ONE OF THE REASONS YOU SEE A DIFFERENCE IN THE STAFF MEMO, STAFF IS NOT RECOMMENDED APPROVAL OF THE SIGNAGE PORTION BUT IT WAS RECOMMENDED BY THE PLANNING COMMISSION AT THE DECEMBER 13 MEETING.

AND THEN THE LIGHTING WAS APPROVED AT THE JANUARY 24 MEETING, WITH CONDITIONS. I RAMBLED SO I APOLOGIZE.

BUT I CAN ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS YOU MIGHT HAVE.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL:

LIGHTING AND OT THE SIGNAGE? >> THAT WAS STAFF'S RECOMMEND TO

YOU AS A COUNCIL. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: SO THAT WOULD REQUIRE AMENDING THE RESOLUTION?

>> CORRECT. WE DID IT IN THE POSITIVE.

THE STAFF RECOMMENDATION WAS FOR YES, FOR THE LIGHTING COMPONENT OF IT. BUT WE DID NOT AGREE WITH PLANNING COMMISSION APPROVING THE REQUEST FOR THE NUMBER OF

SIGNS. >> CAN YOU PLEASE SUMMARIZE YOUR

RECOMMENDATION FOR THE SIGNAGE? >> TO BE COMPLIANT WITH WHAT WE APPROVED IN OTHER DRIVE THRU AREAS AND ATM.

IT IS MAINLY THE TWO LOGOS ON THE SIDE OF IT ATM WE HAVE NOT APPROVED. THE TOPPERS WE HAVE APPROVED AT THE OTHER LOCATIONS. I'LL GET TO THE SIGN REAL QUICK.

>> THE B.O.S. IS ASKING FOR THREE ADDITIONAL LOGOS, TWO OF THEM I ASSUME IMMEDIATELY ADJACENT TO THE TWO ATMS AND

WHERE WOULD THE THIRD BE? >> WHAT YOU SEE IS THE -- THERE IS THE WALL SIGN THAT FACES WEST.

THAT IS CONSIDERED ONE WALL SIGN.

SORRY. >> IS THE WALL SIGN OF A DIFFERENT COLOR SCHEME, IT'S NOT THE RED, WHITE AND BLUE?

>> IT WAS BROWN THAT BLENDED WITH THE BRICK.

I'M ORRY. HERE IS THE ATM FOR THE DRIVE THRU. THE TOPPER YOU SEE IN THE FRONT ELEVATION WE APPROVED AT OTHER BANK LOCATIONS.

THE SIDE VIEWS, WE HAVE NOT APPROVED THOSE AT OTHER LOCATIONS. SO STAFF, IF YOU WANTED TO APPROVE THE TOPPER ON THE FRONT AND REAR ATM, STAFF WAS OKAY WITH THAT. IT WAS THE LOGOS ON THE SIDE WE

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DID NOT AGREE WITH APPROVING. >> WHAT ABOUT THE WALL SIGN?

>> THE WALL SIGN WE WERE IN AGREEMENT WITH THE BOARD ON THE WESTERN ELEVATION. YES, SIR.

THIS WAS THE TOPPER FOR THE FRONT ATM.

>>

DRIVE-UP ATM AT THE REAR. >> THOSE ARE NOT EMBEDDED IN THE BUILDING, THOSE ARE THE FREE STANDING?

>> YES. >> IN THE PARKING LOT THERE?

>> UNDER THE CANOPY. >>

>> YES, SIR. >> PRO TEM S. MYERS: STAFF RECOMMEND A.R.B. NOT APPROVE THE LOGOS BUT THEY DISAGREED WITH

YOU? >> I HAD A QUESTION ABOUT THE LIGHTING. THIS IS AN UNINTENDED SITE.

AND THERE IS A WALK-UP FOR ATM? IN TERMS OF THE LIGHTING, I'M WONDERING HOW WE FEEL ABOUT SAFETY AND SECURITY.

IS THIS SUFFICIENT LIGHTING FROM THAT PERSPECTIVE, WAS THAT

DISCUSSED? >> IT WAS WITH THE APPLICANT.

I THINK THAT'S ONE OF THE REASONS THERE IS ACTUALLY GOING TO BE NEW LIGHTING. ORIGINALLY WE WERE DOING PUSH BACK TO NOT HAVE ADDITIONAL LIGHTING AND LEAVE WHAT WAS INSTALLED BY MR. CARTER A YEAR OR TWO AGO.

IN TALKING WITH BANK OF AMERICA AND THEIR NEEDS AND SECURITY REASONS, I THINK THAT'S ONE OF THE REASONS WE CAME TO AN AGREEMENT OF THE LIGHT LEVELS UNDER THE CANOPY FOR THE DRIVE-UP AND WALK-UP ATM. LOWERING IT TO 15-FEET BUT PROVIDE THE LIGHT LEVEL FOR SECURITY ALSO.

>> SINGLE BANK THAT HAS GONE THROUGH A MODEL WE HAVE AN EXTENDED DISCUSSION ON THIS. BECAUSE WE HAVE NOT APPROVED A LIGHT LEVEL THAT A BANK ASKED FOR IN MY TENURE ON A.R.B.

THEY WOULD LIKE -- DOWN AND KEEP ANY BLEED, KEEP THE LIGHT ON THEIR LOT.

WHAT IT USUALLY ENDS UP IS WE GIVE MORE THAN WHAT WE THINK IS APPROPRIATE, THEY GET LESS, I THINK THAT'S WHAT WE GOT HERE.

THAT'S ONE OF THE BIGGEST DISCUSSIONS WHEN A BANK IS INVOLVED, WHEN IT COMES TO A.R.B.

WE DON'T WANT JACK MAXTON ON HIGH STREET.

>> MR. BROWN, IS IT POSSIBLE TO GET THIS, I KNOW YOUR MOUSE IS NOT BEHAVING BUT CAN YOU GET THIS DRAWING BACK UP ON THE SCREEN? I'M STILL CONFUSED.

IT WON'T BE THE FIRST TIME. IT WON'T BE THE LAST.

I WOULD LIKE TO, THERE IS NUMBERS ON HERE THAT IF YOU COULD EXPLAIN WHAT SIGNS ARE RECOMMENDED BY CITY STAFF AND WHAT YOU ARE, IF THIS MAYBE GIVES US.

>> WE CAN WALK THROUGH THEM. THE FIRST WALL SIGN THAT YOU SEE ON THE SLIDE BEFORE YOU IS THE ONE UNDER THE FRONT ENTRANCE, THE SIDE THAT FACES WILSON BRIDGE ROAD.

THIS IS THE WALK-UP ATM. THE TOPPER IS CONSIDERED ONE WALL SIGN. THE --

>> I HAVE NO PROBLEM WITH THAT? >> CORRECT.

THE DRIVE-UP ATM IS AT THE REAR OF THE BUILDING UNDERNEATH THE CANOPY, WHEN YOU LOOK AT IT, THAT IS CONSIDERED A SECOND WALL SIGN. BUT THIS IS THE ATM THAT HAS THE SIDE LOGOS ON IT THAT COUNTS FOR TWO ADDITIONAL WALL SIGNS BECAUSE BY OUR SIGN CODE THE LOGOS ARE CONSIDERED A SIGN.

SO THAT WOULD HAVE UP TO FOUR AT THAT POINT.

>> WHEN YOU SAY SIDE LOGOS? >> THIS IS OUT IN THE MIDDLE AND

VISIBLE LIKE -- >> LIKE A GAS PUMP BASICALLY?

>> YES, SIR. AGAIN, A BLOW UP OF THE ONE THAT WAS UNDER THE FRONT DOOR. THIS IS A BE BLOW UP OF ATM UNDERNEATH THE CANOPY WITH THE SIDE PRO FILES WITH HE LOGOS.

>> STAFF ISSUE IS THE VERTICAL SIGNS ON THE KIOSK, EVERYTHING

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ELSE YOU ARE OKAY WITH? >> CORRECT.

I THOUGHT WAS YOU KNOW YOU ARE GOING TO THE BANK ALREADY BY THE FREE-STANDING AND WALL-MOUNTED SITE.

WHY DID YOU NEED ADDITIONAL LOGOS. SPECIALLY IN THE WILSON BRIDGE ROAD CORRIDOR AND DOWN INTO OLD WORTHINGTON.

SMALLER AND LESS SIGNAGE. >> THERE WILL BE A THIRD SIGN AT THE STREET, 20 SOMETHING DOWN TO 15-FOOT?

>> CORRECT. HERE IS THE OUT FRONT AT WILSON BRIDGE, THE FREE-STANDING SIGN THAT MEETS CODE AND COMPLIANT WITH REGULATIONS. THIS WAS THE EXISTING WALL SIGN IF YOU WENT OUT TODAY. HERE IS WHAT WAS PROPOSED.

>> I THINK -- THE ISSUE, MR. BROWN IS ARTICULATING CONSISTENCY AND APPLICATION OF OUR REGULATIONS WITH LIKE

BUSINESSES. >> WE HAVE SIGNS ON BOTH OF THE ATMS, FACING WEST AND A STAND SIGN OUT AT THE STREET.

>> CORRECT. >> I THINK THAT'S BEEN THE HARD PART. WORKING WITH THE ANKS, THE TMS THEY ARE GOOD TO TWO, THREE, FOUR, FIVE YEARS.

WE HAVE HAD TO GO HAD THE DISCUSSIONS WITH THE BANK, HERE IS WHAT ORIGINALLY APPROVED, HERE IS WHAT WAS INSTALLED WITH THE TECHNOLOGY CHANGE. THE TECHNOLOGY CHANGE WITH A LOT OF THE ATMS, THE SIGNAGE ON THEM.

>> A SIGN ON EITHER SIDE OF THE KIOSK, ONE FACING AST, NOBODY

IS GOING TO SEE? >> CORRECT.

>> IT DOESN'T SERVE A WHOLE LOT OF PURPOSE.

AND ONE FACING WEST, WHICH IS IN ADDITION TO THE ONE ON THE SIDE OF THE BUILDING THAT YOU CAN SEE?

>> CORRECT. >> YOU ARE SAYING IT'S EXCESSIVE

AND I UNDERSTAND THAT. >> THIS WAS A LITTLE BIT OF A UNIQUE SITUATION WHERE I THINK STAFF STILL FELT EVEN THOUGH IT WENT TO THE BOARD, STAFF FELT STRONGLY ABOUT THE SIGNAGE PORTION, BUT FELT OKAY WITH THE LIGHTING RECOMMENDATION GOING

FORWARD. >> MR. FOUST, THANK YOU FOR YOUR QUESTIONS AND MR. BROWN THANK YOU FOR THE EXPLANATION OF YOUR RATIONALE, I EMBRACE IT AND SUPPORT YOUR POSITION.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: ARE HERE. ANYBODY ELSE HERE WHO S FROM BANK OF AMERICA? PLEASE COME UP AND GIVE YOUR

NAME AND ADDRESS. >> MY NAME IS PAUL WOLENSKI, ADDRESS 55 EAST CASE DRIVE IN HUDSON, OHIO.

WE WORKED WITH STAFF EXTENSIVELY ON THE LIGHTING, FIRST OF ALL.

I THINK WE WERE CLOSE TO MAYBE DOUBLE DIGITS OF OUR RENIDATION OF THE LIGHTING PLAN. THE BANK DOES HAVE FOR OBVIOUS REASONS VERY STRINGENT LIGHTING REQUIREMENTS FOR SAFETY AND SECURITY, TIED TO SEVERAL STATES BY LAW THAT REQUIRE A CERTAIN LEVEL OF LIGHTING IN THE VICINITY OF THE ATM.

THAT IS THE THOUGHT WITH THE LIGHTING.

I THINK IT WILL BE A NICELY-LIT PROPERTY.

I THINK IT WILL LOOK GREAT. AS FAR AS THE SIGNAGE, I WANT TO MAYBE SEG RUGREAT. WE HAD THE SIGN ON THE WEST ELEVATION, IT WAS THE BROWN OPAQUE PAN, I SHOULD SAY.

THE INTENTION WAS TO MATCH THE BRICK.

AND THEN THE FREE-STANDING SIGN.

THAT WAS THE SIGN PACKAGE. IN ADDITION TO THE SIGNS HOWN ON THE SCREEN COME FROM THE ATM MANUFACTURES.

MANUFACTURES. THE WALL AND FREE-STANDING SIGN, AND MR. BROWN, CORRECT ME IF I'M WRONG, I BELIEVE THAT IS COMPLIANT. IT NEEDED NO VARIANCES.

>> YEAH, YOU WERE FINE. >> AS WELL AS THE WALL SIGN ON THE WEST. THE VARIANCES ONLY APPLY TO THE

ATM TOPPERS. >> YOU ARE PERMITTED ONE WALL SIGN. YOU HAVE FIVE TOTAL.

>> OKAY. >> WHEN YOU GO FROM ONE TO FIVE, IT IS ONE WALL SIGN ON THE BUILDING.

THIS GRAPHICS AND SIGNAGE THAT ARE PART OF THE ACTUAL ATM EQUIPMENT, THE TOPPER AND DRIVE-UP AS WELL AS SURROUND

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THAT IS PLACED ON THE WALK-UP ATM ON THE SOUTH SIDE.

THAT'S IT. I THINK ONE OTHER POINT.

THESE ARE NORMALLY LIGHTED AND WE GREED AT THE PLANNING COMMISSION WE HAD NOT LIGHT THESE AS WELL.

THAT'S ALL I HAVE. THANK YOU.

>> AS YOU PROPOSED, THE FREE-STANDING PANEL LOGOS. IF COUNCIL WERE TO VOTE THAT DOWN, SAY YOU CAN'T HAVE THE LOGOS, WHAT WOULD THAT

BE REPLACED? >> HONESTLY, I'M NOT SURE.

IT WOULD HAVE TO BE A CUSTOM FABRICATED TOPPER FROM THE ATM

MANUFACTURE. >> PRO TEM S. MYERS: NOT TALKING ABOUT THE TOPPER, WE'RE TALKING ABOUT THE SIDE PANEL, WHICH IS A

LOGO. >> THE SIDE VIEW ON THE SCREEN? THAT'S WHAT I MEAN, I WOULD THINK THERE IS AN ACRYLIC PANEL. I WOULD HAVE TO WORK WITH THE FABRICATOR OF THE TOPPER IF THOSE ARE NOT APPROVED.

>> THE RESOLUTION APPROVES ALL OF THE SIGNAGE AND THE LIGHTING.

>> WHEN YOU SAY ALL OF THE SIGNAGE ARE YOU TALKING THREE, FIVE OR FOUR? ALL FIVE?

>> THAT FACT WE'LL HAVE OTHER BANKS MAKING SIMILAR REQUESTS, IS THERE CONCERNS ABOUT HAVING THESE FIVE SIGNS?

STAFF? >> I THINK FROM THE STAFF'S STANDPOINT, WHEN WE HAVE LOOKED AT SIGNAGE THROUGHOUT THE CITY, LESS IS MORE. ESPECIALLY WITH THE WILSON BRIDGE ROAD CORRIDOR PLAN IT WAS LIMITING THE SIGNAGE AND HEIGHT AND THE SQUARE FOOTAGE. FROM THE STAFF STANDPOINT WE'RE AT THE ARGUMENT, ONCE YOU ARE AT THE SITE YOU KNOW YOU ARE GOING TO THE ATM. REALLY DIDN'T SEE THE NEED FOR

ADDITIONAL LOGOS. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: MIC] SOLID RED PANEL VERSUS A RED PANEL WITH A LOGO.

IT WILL STILL BE A BRIGHT COLOR.

>> THE LOGO IS CLASSIFIED AS A SIGN PER OUR SIGN CODE.

IT FALLS INTO OUR SIGN CODE CATEGORY.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: IF YOU HAD THE RED, SOLID-RED PIECE OF LAMB MINUTE OR WHATEVER, IS THAT ALSO CONSIDERED A SIGN?

>> NO. >> I STOOD UP HERE A LOT OF DIFFERENT NIGHTS AND SAID WE SHOULD GRANT DEFERENCE TO OUR BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS AND DEFER TO THEIR BEST JUDGMENT.

WE HAVE APPOINTED THEM AS THE EXPERTS.

TO SOME EXTENT I CAN SEE MR. BROWN'S POSITION BECAUSE MOST OF THE SIGN PACKAGES I HAVE SEEN AS A.R.B. ARE EVENTUALLY CUT BACK BY A.R.B. EVERY BUSINESS THAT COMES IN HERE WANTS MORE SIGNAGE THAN WHAT WORTHINGTON IS WILLING TO BEAR. EVERYONE WANTS THEIR LOGO AS MANY PLACES AS THEY CAN GET IT. WE'RE GOING TO GET THAT ARGUMENT WITH THE EXT BANK, NURSING HOME, WHATEVER. I CAN SEE IN THIS INSTANCE, MR. BROWN'S POINT.

IT'S NOT ABOUT THE ESTHETIC. THE LOGO IS GOING TO LOOK ABOUT THE SAME. I DON'T THINK THAT'S THE ISSUE.

THE ISSUE IS THE NEXT APPLICANT IS GOING TO WANT SEVEN INSTEAD OF FIVE. I THINK THAT'S IT POINT HAT IS BEING MADE HERE. RELUCTANTLY I UPPORT

MR. BROWN'S POSITION. >> LIKE MR. MEYERS, I'M CONFLICTED. I'M NOT CONFLICTED OVER .R.B.'S POSITION, I WANT TO BE SUPPORTIVE OF THIS ENDEAVOR.

AND THAT TO ME IS THE CONFLICT VERSUS BEING SUPPORTIVE OF STAFF. A. R.B., NEITHER HERE NOR THERE

IN MY OPINION. >> PRO TEM S. MYERS:

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I'M SURE I'LL HEAR ABOUT IT. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: HIS

BROTHER IS ON A.R.B. >> I DO WANT TO BE SUPPORTIVE OF STAFF ON THIS. I THINK THAT'S WHAT WE ENTRUST THEM TO DO. MY LEANING WOULD BE TO AMEND.

>> I'M HAPPY TO SEE IMPROVEMENT IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD AND INVESTMENT IN THE COMMUNITY. I AM CONCERNED ABOUT HAVING ADDITIONAL SIGNAGE. THIS IS A LOGO BUT I THINK WE OPEN UP THE DOOR TO HAVING ADDITIONAL SIGNAGE IF SOMEONE WANTS TO PUT SOME PIECE OF EQUIPMENT.

IT'S OBVIOUSLY THAT ALL THIS ALUMINUM IS PAINTED RED.

PER THE DETAIL AND ADDITIONAL LOGO ON TOP OF THAT.

AND THAT COULD CHANGE TO ANYTHING OR OTHER SIGNAGE ONCE APPROVED. ONE THE INDIVIDUAL SIGN IS APPROVED I WOULD THINK THAT WOULD OPEN UP MORE AND MORE SIGNAGE. I WOULD LIKE TO REDUCE THE

NUMBER OF SIGNS. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: I'M HEARING REDUCING THE NUMBER OF SIGNS.

ARE WE TALKING ABOUT GOING FROM FIVE SIGNS TO THREE WITH THE TWO L LOGOS ON THE SIDE, LOOKING AT THE REDUCTION?

>> YES, HOW WOULD WE EXCLUDE THAT?

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: I'M TRYING TO GET A SENSE.

>> I'M LEANING TOWARD MR. LINDSEY.

>> PRESIDENT MICHAEL, MEMBERS OF COUNCIL, TWO POINTS.

ONE, I THINK SOMEWHAT COUNCILMEMBER DOROTHY'S HIT IT.

WHILE THIS IS A LOGO, YOU WOULD BE APPROVING A FIFTH SIGN.

AND SO THAT IT COULD BE WORDS OR OTHER THINGS BECAUSE AS YOU HAVE HEARD ME SAY IN OTHER ONTEXT, WE CAN'T JUDGE THE CONTENT OF THE SIGN, WHETHER IT'S A LOGO OR WORDS, APPROVING IT WOULD ALLOW FIVE TOTAL WALL-MOUNTED SIGNS, WHICH COULD BE DIFFERENT THAN THE LOGO. THAT IS THE FIRST POINT.

BE AWARE IF YOU CHOOSE TO APPROVE FIVE YOU ARE ALLOWING FIVE THAT MIGHT BE DIFFERENT THAN WHAT YOU ARE CURRENTLY SEEING AND COULD BE DONE AT A DIFFERENT LOCATION.

>> MR. LINDSEY, CAN YOU SAYING AT THIS LOCATION IN THE FUTURE THE SIGN COULD BE CHANGED AWAY FROM A LOGO TO WORDS?

>> OUR PROVISIONS REGARDING A.R.B. TYPE OF APPROVAL MIGHT REQUIRE TO COME BACK FROM A SIGN-ORDINANCE DEFENSE STANDPOINT IT WOULD BE A CHALLENGE AS TO APPROVING A SIGN BECAUSE WE CAN'T JUDGE T BASED ON IT CONTENT OF THE SIGN.

I WANTED TO MAKE THE POINT BECAUSE I THINK IT WAS OF CONCERN. SECONDLY, AS FAR AS THE MOTION, THE RESOLUTION IS DRAFTED TO PERMIT M MORE THAN ONE WALL-MOUNTED SIGN PER BUSINESS. IT'S BASED IN THIS FORMAT, I BELIEVE, BASED ON THE FACT THAT THERE IS AN APPROVED PLAN THAT WAS COMING TO THE BOARD OR COMING TO THE COUNCIL FROM THE BOARD. I WOULD SUGGEST THAT SECTION 2 BE AMENDED TO INSTEAD OF TWO PERMIT MORE THAN ONE, WALL-MOUNTED SIGN PER BUSINESS TO PERMIT THREE WALL-MOUNTED SIGNS PER BUSINESS. AND THIS IS REALLY WRITTEN IN TERMS OF THE SECTION YOUR VARIANCE FROM THAT SECTION WHICH CURRENTLY PROVIDES ONE. I WOULD SAY TO PERMIT THREE WALL-MOUNTED SIGNS AND I WOULD STRIKE THE PER BUSINESS.

AND THEN TO PERMIT LIGHTING TO EXCEED 0-FOOT CANDLES AT THE PROPERTY LINE. THAT WOULD BE MY RECOMMENDATION.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL:

>> I WOULD BE HAPPY TO MAKE THAT MOTION.

>> I'M SORRY, IF COULD MAKE ONE CLARIFICATION.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: LET ME GET THE MOTION, WE HAVE A

SECOND? >> WHOA.

I DON'T KNOW WHAT THE MOTION IS.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: THE MOTION WAS TO REVISE SECTION 2 STATING THERE BE AND HEREBY GRANTED VARIANCES FROM THE CODE TO PERMIT THREE WALL-MOUNTED SIGNS.

AND TO PERMIT LIGHTING TO EXCEED.

>> I HATE TO SAY IT UT I HAVE A DISAGREEMENT WITH THAT APPROACH. BECAUSE WE'RE NOT SIGNIFYING WHAT THREE SIGNS. AND I THINK WE WERE CLEAR WE WERE GOING TO ALLOW THREE SIGNS AND TWO SPECIFIC SIGNS WE'RE NOT GOING TO ALLOW, THOSE WOULD BE THE TWO LOGOS ON THE EAST AND

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WEST SIDES OF THE FREE-STANDING ATM.

I THINK IT'S FINE IF WE AMEND SECTION 2 TO LIMIT IT TO THREE WALL-MOUNTED SIGNS. BUT WE SHOULD ALSO AMEND SECTION 1 SO WE SPECIFICALLY EXCLUDE THE TWO LOGO PANELS THAT WE'RE DESIGNATING AS SIGNS ON THE EAST AND WEST FACES OF THE FREE-STANDING ATM. SO WE ARE AMENDING THE DRAWING AND EXHIBITS TO EXCLUDE THE TWO SIDE PANEL LOGOS ON THE EAST ND WEST SIDE OF THE FREE-STANDING ATM.

THAT IS HOW I WOULD AMEND SECTION 1 THEN AMEND SECTION 2

AS MR. LINDSEY PROPOSED. >> I WOULD AGREE WITH

MR. MEYERS' SECTION. >> PRO TEM S. MYERS: THAT CLARIFIES WHICH SIGNS WE'RE ELIMINATING.

>> MIC] DEFINITELY GET, I'LL MAKE SURE YOU GET.

>> I WOULD LIKE TO MOVE WHAT MR. MEYERS SAID.

MR. MEY ERS, YOU ARE SECONDING? >> WE HAVE A MOTION AND SECOND

SO WE HAVE DISCUSS IT. >> I THINK MR. MEYERS CLARIFIED IT PERFECTLY FOR ME. I THINK THAT'S GREAT.

I THINK WE CAN LIVE WITH REMOVING THOSE TWO LOGOS ON THE EAST AND WEST SIDES OF THE FREE-STANDING ATM TOPPER.

HOWEVER, THE FRONT ELEVATION REMAINS, CORRECT?

>> YOU GET YOUR TOPPERS, WHICH I THINK ARE THE MORE SIGNIFICANT

OF THE SIGNS. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: THE NE

ON THE SIDE WALL. >> CORRECT.

AND THE ONE ON THE WALK-UP ATM IN THE FRONT.

VERY GOOD. >> I WANT TO THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE. I LOST TRACK OF HOW MANY TIMES YOU HAVE DRIVEN FROM HUDSON AND I UNDERSTAND YOU ARE IN BETWEEN THE BOARD AND BANK BUT YOU HAPPEN TO BE THE GUY WE CAN YELL AT AND I APPRECIATE YOUR PATIENCE WITH THE PROCESS.

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

ALL THOSE OPPOSED, LIKE SIGN. -- ALL THOSE IN FAVOR OF THE REST 6-2019 WITH THE AMENDMENTS IN SECTION 1 EXCLUDING TWO LOGO PANELS ON THE EAST AND WEST SIDE OF THE FREE-STANDING ATM.

AND SECTION 12 TO PERMIT THREE WALL-MOUNTED SIGNS AND STRIKE OUT PER BUSINESS. ALL IN FAVOR OF PASSES THE AMENDED RESOLUTION, SIGNIFY BY SAYING AYE.

ALL THOSE OPPOSED, LIKE SIGN. THANK YOU VERY MUCH, AND

CONGRATULATIONS. >> THANK YOU.

[7.B. Resolution No. 07-2019 Amends the Traffic Signal Technician Job Description Amending the Job Description for the Position of Traffic Signal Technician and Amending the Pay Resolution to Accommodate Said Position.]

RESOLUTION 7-2019. MONDAYING THE TRAFFIC SIGNAL TECHNICIAN JOB DESCRIPTION. FOR THE POSITION OF TRAFFIC SIGNALS TECHNICIAN AND AMENDING THE PAY RESOLUTION AND ACCOMMODATE SAID POSITION, INTRODUCED BY MR. ROBINSON, MOVED FOR ADOPTION BY MR. FOUST, SECONDED BY MR. ROBINSON.

MR. GREESON. >> M. GREESON: PRESIDENT MICH AEL, MEMBERS OF COUNCIL, IT'S OUR CUSTOM TO REVIEW POSITIONS AND UPDATE JOB DESCRIPTIONS WHEN ANTICIPATING RETIREMENT SO WE CAN BE IN THE BEST POSITION TO RECRUIT AND THI ADVERTISE TO FILL THE POSITION.

>> MANDATORY RETIREMENT AGE? IT SEEMS LIKE EVERYONE IS

LEAVING? >> THIS ONE IS A SIGNIFICANT

LOSS. >> WHEN ONE ISN'T?

>> M. GREESON: MR. WHITED. >> I WOULD LIKE TO ECHO, MR. HAL FIN, HAS BEEN WITH US, DOING CALCULATIONS ON HIS RETIREMENT, FOR 34 YEARS, FOUR MONTHS AND 13 DAYS.

HE WOULD HAVE PUT IN 72,000 HOURS OF TIME.

AND BILL IS A STAND-UP GUY. HAS DONE FABULOUS THINGS.

EXTREMELY RESPONSIVE. RESPONSIBLE FOR THE MUCH LOVE SIGNS. WE'LL MISS HIM IMMENSELY.

BUT WE WANT TO REPLACE HIM AS QUICKLY AS WE CAN AND I WOULD

LIKE YOU TO APPROVE IT. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: ANY QUESTIONS? IF NOT, ALL THOSE IN FAVOR, SIGNIFY BY SAYING AYE. ALL THOSE OPPOSED, LIKE SIGN.

IT'S APPROVED. NOW WE'RE MOVING ONTO OUR POLICY

[8. Reports of City Officials]

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ITEMS. WHICH IS THE COMMUNITY RELATIONS COMMISSION NON-DISCRIMINATION DRAFT LEGISLATION.

AND WE HAVE OUR COMMUNITY RELATIONS COMMUNITY CHAIRMAN AND VICE CHAIRMAN, WELCOME. WELCOME.

MR. GREESON? >> M. GREESON: WE HAVE OUR DISTINGUISHED AND PATIENT CHAIR JACK MINOR AND VICE CHAIR ANGIE CART RIGHT. WE'RE GOING TO TURN IT OVER TO THEM AS THEY PRESENT THIS ORDINANCE DRAFT AND THE PROCESS WILL HOPEFULLY FOLLOW TO PURSUE ADOPTION.

MR. MEYERS. >> PRESIDENT MICHAEL, MEMBERS OF

COUNCIL,. >> ANGELA CART RIGHT.

>> WE HAVE BEEN WORKING ON THIS FOR ABOUT A YEAR.

THIS HAS BEEN SOMETHING THAT'S BEEN VERY PERSONAL FOR US.

AND I THINK AT THE HEART OF WHAT COMMUNITY RELATIONS COMMISSION IS. ONE OF THE INTERESTING CONVERSATIONS WE HAVE HAD WITH A NUMBER OF COMMUNITY MEMBERS AND PEOPLE FROM AROUND THE STATE FOLKS WERE OFTEN SURPRISED WE HAVE SUCH A STRONG HISTORY OF A COMMUNITY RELATIONS COMMISSION AND DIFFERENT HAVE A NONDISCRIMINATION ORDINANCE.

THOSE USUALLY GO HAND IN HAND. WHEN WE THINK ABOUT THE WHY, SO WHY ARE WE DOING THIS? I THINK IT DOES HARKEN BACK TO THE HISTORY OF THE COMMUNITY RESIDENTIALS COMMISSION.

WORTHINGTON ITSELF AND COMMISSION THE COMMUNITY RELATIONS COMMISSION HAD A STRONG FOUNDATION AND QUALITY AND LOOKING OUT FOR THE CITIZENS OF THE COMMUNITY OF WORTHINGTON. AND THIS DOES BUILD ON THAT.

THIS IS THE NEXT STEP TO THAT PIECE OF QUALITY FOR THE CITIZENS OF WORTHINGTON. AS WE LOOK AT THIS, WHAT WE TRIED TO THINK ABOUT IS A COUPLE OF PIECES.

ONE IS AS I MENTIONED, WE WORKED ON THIS FOR THE LAST YEAR.

ONE THING WE DID DIFFERENTLY, WE BROUGHT A DRAFT ORDINANCE TO YOU AS AN INTRODUCTION. PART OF THE CONCEPT WAS ABOUT THE COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT AND CONVERSATION.

ONE OF THINGS WE QUICKLY REALIZED AROUND THIS TOPIC WAS THAT WHEN YOU TALK ABOUT IT IN CONCEPT, WHEN YOU TALK ABOUT IT IN BIG IDEAS, YOU OFTEN HAD PEOPLE WITH RESERIVATIONS.

WHEN THEY SAY I IT ON PAPER EVERYONE TO THE TEES REACTION HAS BEEN, WE SHOULD BE DOING THAT.

THAT'S WHY YOU HAVE AN ORDINANCE VERSUS AN IDEA.

THAT IS AN OPPORTUNITY FOR US TO THINK DIFFERENTLY ABOUT THIS.

THE OTHER PIECE I WANT TO THINK ABOUT AND HAVE YOU THINK ABOUT IS NOT IMMEDIATELY GOES TOWARDS THE ENFORCEMENT AND THE PENALTY. ONE OF THE THINGS THAT COMMUNITIES ACROSS THE COUNTRY HAVE SEEN AND THERE IS A LITTLE OVER 200 COMMUNITIES ACROSS THE COUNTRY THAT HAVE DONE AN ORDINANCE LIKE THIS. ONE OF THE THINGS THOSE COMMUNITIES HAVE OFTEN SEEN THEY HAVE VERY, VERY LITTLE ENFORCEMENT ISSUES THAT COME UP.

VERY FEW TIMES WHERE THEY ARE SEEING CASES COME BEFORE THEM.

THE MORE IMPORTANT PIECE IS SENDING A MESSAGE ABOUT THE TYPE OF COMMUNITY WE ARE. SO THIS IS AN OPPORTUNITY FOR US TO REALLY SPEAK ABOUT OUR VALUES AND TO REALLY PUT OUR VALUES N BLACK AND WHITE AS PART OF OUR CITY CHARTER, S PART OF WHO WE ARE AS A COMMUNITY AND THINK ABOUT THAT.

ALL THE ENFORCEMENT PIECES, ALL THE OTHER PIECES END UP BEING SECOND. ONE OF THE THINGS YOU WILL SEE AS WE LOOK AT THIS, IS WHO IS COVERED.

SO WE HAVE A COMBINATION OF CLASSES THAT ARE ALREADY COVERED BY EITHER STATE OR FEDERAL GUIDELINES AND LAWS AND SOME THAT ARE SPECIFIC TO WORTHINGTON.

THESE ARE KIND OF OUT OF THE ORDER OF THIS.

THE ONES COVERED AT STATE OR FEDERAL LEVEL ARE RACE, SEX, COLOR, RELIGION, ANCESTRY, NATIONAL ORIGIN, AGE, DISABILITY, GENETIC INFORMATION AND MILITARY STATUS.

THE WORTHINGTON VERSUS WOULD GO INCLUDE SEXUAL ORIENTATION,O- GENDER IDENTITY OR EXPRESSION, MARITAL STATUS AND FAMILIAL STATUS. WHEN WE THINK ABOUT WHO WE ARE AS A COMMUNITY AND HOW WE'RE INCLUSIVE, YOU HEAR A LOT OF COMMUNITIES AND PEOPLE WE HAVE TRIED TO REACH NOT JUST AS COMMUNITY RELATIONS COMMISSION BUT THE COUNCIL ALSO REACHED OUT

TO. >> THE PROPOSED ORDINANCE IS

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INDENTED TO PROVIDE PROTECTIONS IN HOUSING, BANKING, EMPLOYMENT, AND PUBLIC ACCOMMODATIONS. ESSENTIALLY, AN EMPLOYER, PLACE OF BUSINESS CANNOT TREAT SOMEONE DIFFERENTLY BECAUSE THEY ARE IN A PROTECTED ATEGORY. THE COMPLAINT PROCEDURE IS SOMEWHAT OF A HYBRID PROCEDURE WE PROPOSE.

THE FIRST OPTION FOR SOMEONE WHO BELIEVES THEY HAVE BEEN DISCRIMINATED AGAINST SHALL FILE A CHARGE WITH THE CITY CLERK WITHIN 180 DAYS OF THE ALLEGED VIOLATION.

A COPY SHOULD BE ERVED UPON THE RESPONDENT OR BUSINESS.

IF A CHARGE ALLEGES A CLASS THAT IS PROTECTED BY STATE OR FEDERAL LAW, RACE, SEX, COLOR, RELIGION, ANCESTRY, NATIONAL ORIGIN, AGE, DISABILITY, GENETIC INFORMATION OR MILITARY STATUS, THEN THE COMMISSION RESERVES THE RIGHT TO EITHER PROCEED WITH AN INVESTIGATION OR INSTRUCT THE PERSON MAKING THE COMPLAINT TO FILE WITH A OHIO CIVIL RIGHTS COMMISSION OR E.E.O.C.

IF THE CHARGE IS DEFERRED TO THE CIVIL RIGHTS COMMISSION OR E.E.O.C. THE COMMISSION RESERVES THE RIGHT TO INDEPENDENTLY INVESTIGATE AS WELL. OR MAY SIMPLY ALLOW THE STATE OR FEDERAL AGENCY TO CONDUCT THE INVESTIGATION. ONCE THE STATE OR FEDERAL AGENCY CONCLUDES THE INVESTIGATION, THE COMPLAINANT HAS THE ABILITY TO COME BACK TO THE CITY TO ASK THAT THE DECISION BE REVIEWED. THE LAW DIRECTOR HAS THE ABILITY THEN TO REVIEW THE DECISION OF THE STATE OR FEDERAL AGENCY TO MAKE A DECISION AS TO WHETHER IT IS ARBITRARY OR CAPRICIOUS.

IF IT IS NOT, THAN THE DECISION IS UPHELD.TE OR FEDERAL AGENCY- THE COMMISSION AT ALL TIMES HAS THE COMMISSION TO INDEPENDENTSLY REVIEW COME DO ITS OWN DETERMINE EGG.

IF THE COMPLAINT IS BASED UPON A PROTECTED CHARACTERISTIC THAT IS OUTSIDE OF THE ONES AND OUTLINED, THE PROCEDURE WOULD BE FIRST TO OFFER VOLUNTARY MEDIATION THROUGH A MEDIATOR WHO IS DESIGNATED BY THE CITY. IF THE PARTIES DECLINE MEDIATION OR IF MEDIATION IS NOT SUCCESSFUL, THEN THE LAW DIRECTOR WILL CONTRACT WITH AN OUTSIDE COUNCIL TO CONDUCT AN INVESTIGATION. A INVESTIGATION IS CONCLUDED, A FINDING IS ISSUED AND NOTICE OF DETERMINATION HEARING WILL BE ISSUED BEFORE THE COMMISSION. THE COMMISSION CAN THEN PRESIDE OVER THE HEARING OR DESIGNATE AN AGENT.

SO THAT COULD BE A LAW FIRM OR THERE HAS BEEN DISCUSSION ABOUT POTENTIALLY REACHING OUT TO THE CITY OF COLUMBUS COMMUNITY RELATIONS COMMISSION TO ASSIST. ONCE THE DETERMINATION IS MADE, IF IT'S MADE BY A DESIGNEE THE DECISION IS NOT FINAL UNTIL ADOPT BY THE COMMISSION. THAT BRINGS US TO THE NEXT, WHICH WOULD BE THE I DON'T KNOW IF YOU WANT TO GO INTO INTO THE FORCEMENT. IF VIOLATION IS FOUND, WE WOULD ISSUE A CEASE AND DESIST ORDER. THE AUTHORITY TO ISSUE A FINE.

THE FIRST WOULD BE $1,000 FOR THE FIRST OFFENSE, GOING UP.

ATHLTHIS CAN BE A MISDEMEANOR IF FAILURE TO

COMPLY. >> THE COMPLAINT PROCEDURE AND ABOUT THE PROCEEDINGS, I THINK IT GOES BACK TO THE CULTURE OF WORTHINGTON AND KIND OF THE VALUES OF WORTHINGTON.

KIND OF PUT YOUR HOME RULE HAT ON FOR A MINUTE.

REGARDLESS OF THE TYPE OF CASE THAT IS FILED OR THE TYPE OF DISCRIMINATION SOMEBODY FEELS THEY EXPERIENCED IT MAY GO SOMEPLACE ELSE FOR RESOLUTION BUT COMES BACK TO WORTHINGTON FOR VALIDATION. IT LET'S US RESIDE WITH US AS AN ENTITY. ABOUT OUR PROPOSED STRUCTURE.

I MENTIONED A LOT OF THIS IS DEVELOPED THROUGH GRASSROOTS EFFORTS WITHIN THE COMMUNITY. WE STARTED THE CONVERSATION ABOUT A YEAR AGO. SOME OTHER COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS DID AS WELL. I KNOW FOLKS REACHED OUT TO YOU INDIVIDUALLY ABOUT THE CONCEPT OF AN NONDISCRIMINATION

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ORDINANCE. PART OF THIS HAS BEEN AN OPPORTUNITY TO HAVE THE COMMUNITY DIALOGUE.

WE WANTED TO DO THIS RESPONSIBLY.

AND WANTED TO BUILD ON SOME OF THE PARTNERSHIPS WE ALREADY H HAVE. SO THAT IS PART OF THE REASON WE DRAFTED AN ORDINANCE ND STARTED SHARING THAT PUBLICLY ALREADY.

ONE OF THE THINGS WE HAVE ALREADY DONE, WHEN WE THINK ABOUT THE NEXT STEPS, ONE OF THE THINGS WE HAVE DONE IS SHARED THAT WITH THE FAITH LEADERS AND FAITH COMMUNITY.

WE HAVE SHARED THIS WITH A ROUP OF OVER 40 PASTORS AND OTHER FAITH LEADERS. AND ALSO MET WITH A NUMBER OF THEM TO TALK ABOUT THIS. THEY HAVE BEEN OVERWHELMINGLY SUPPORTIVE. A COUPLE OF TAKE AWAYS, ONE THIS IS THE VALUE THAT THEY HOPE THAT WORTHINGTON HAS ALWAYS BEEN.

AND THIS REALLY SHOWS THEM THAT.

ONE OF THE OTHER PIECES THAT WAS INTERESTING FROM ONE OF THE PASTORS, THEY HAVE AN OPENLY L.G.B.T. STAFF MEMBER AT THEIR CHURCH. AND IT WAS INTERESTING THAT PERSON WAS PROTECTED IN THE CITY OF COLUMBUS BUT WASN'T PROTECTED IN THEIR OWN CHURCH. IT WAS A GREAT MESSAGE TO THINK ABOUT T FROM THE FAITH COMMUNITY IN THAT WAY.

WE'LL CONTINUE TO HAVE THOSE CONVERSATIONS AS WELL.

ONE OF THE OTHER COMMUNITIES WE REACHED OUT TO ARE OUR LARGER EMPLOYERS. THINKING ABOUT THE LARGEST 5 TO 10 EMPLOYERS IN THE CITY. REALLY STRONG FEEDBACK BACK FROM THEM. ONE OF THE INTERESTING THINGS FROM THAT COMMUNITY IS WHEN YOU THINK ABOUT THE LARGE EMPLOYERS IN THE CITY OF WORTHINGTON, ALL OF THEM OR ALMOST ALL OF THEM ALREADY HAVE A NONDISCRIMINATION STATEMENT WITHIN THEIR ORGANIZATION THAT MIRRORS THE CLASSES AND THE GUIDELINES THAT WE'RE ALREADY OUTLINING. SO AGAIN, IT'S REALLY IN PARALLEL WITH WHAT WE'RE ALREADY FINDING AT THE LARGER EMPLOYERS. THIS WOULD BE OUR FIRST CONVERSATION WITH COUNCIL ON THIS.

OUR NEXT PROPOSED STEP WOULD BE THAT THIS BE AN OPPORTUNITY TO SHARE THE ORDINANCE AND ACTUALLY INTRODUCE THE ORDINANCE AT THE H MEETING. WE WOULD CONTINUE ENGAGING THE COMMUNITY. TWO REALLY SPECIFIC PIECES E WANT TO SCHEDULE BETWEEN NOW AND WHEN THERE WOULD BE A PUBLIC VOTE ON THIS ORDINANCE WOULD E OUTREACH WITH THE CHAMBER AND SPECIFICALLY AN OPPORTUNITY FOR CHAMBER MEMBERS TO COME MEET WITH US AND TO REALLY HAVE A DIALOGUE ABOUT QUESTIONS.

AND THE SECOND PIECE WAS TO HAVE A COMMUNITY DIALOGUE TO OFFER THAT SAME OPPORTUNITY. ONE OF THE REASONS THAT WE'RE SHARING THIS TONIGHT WITH THE CONCEPT THAT YOU WOULD INTRODUCE IT ON THE 9TH, AS WELL AS THOSE COMMUNITY CONVERSATIONS, IS THE OPPORTUNITY THIS REALLY IS SOMETHING WE CAN CONTINUE TO CRAFT IN A WAY THAT REALLY IS INCLUSIVE OF THE LANGUAGE AND THE VALUES OF OUR COMMUNITY. SO BEING ABLE TO ADD TO IT.

IF WE SEE THERE ARE THINGS THAT ARE IN SOME WAY WORRISOME TO COMMUNITY MEMBERS WE NEED TO CLARIFY OR QUESTIONS WE NEED TO ADDRESS. THEN WE WOULD PROPOSE THAT WE WOULD COME BACK AND O A PUBLIC HEARING AND A VOTE ON THIS MARCH 4 MEETING. THANKS.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL:

>> THANK YOU, MADAM PRESIDENT. APPRECIATE THE PRESENTATION.

THERE ARE I BELIEVE THREE ATTORNEYS AT THE DAIS AND I'M NOT ONE OF THEM. A COUPLE OF DECADES IN THE CIVIL RIGHTS COMMISSION AND E.E.O.C., SOME FAMILIARITY THERE.

I THINK YOU HAD SOME OF THE LANGUAGE ON THE SCREEN, LOOKING AT SECTION 5 SUBSECTION A, ARTICLE 2.

IF THE CHARGE VIOLATION BASED ON 10 FACTORS.

COMMISSION RESERVES THE RIGHT TO PROCEED WITH INVESTIGATION OR FILE A CHARGE OF COMMISSION WITH THE CIVIL RIGHTS COMMISSION OR E.E.O.C. I'M WRESTLING WITH THE EITHER/OR NOTATION. IT SEEMS TO ME, THIS IS NEW TEARTORY, BUT IF SOMETHING FALLS LEGALLY UNDER THE JURISDICTION UNDER THE CIVIL RIGHTS COMMISSION OR E.

E.E E.O.C. FOR THE COMMISSION TO STEP BACK AND LET IT RUN ITS COURSE. IF IT'S AN EITHER OR, UNDER WHAT CONDITIONS OR STANDARDS WOULD THE COMMISSION USED TO DETERMINE WHETHER OR NOT THEY STAY ENGAGED IN THE PROCESS?

>> THE RATIONALE BEHIND THE EITHER/OR, WAS BRINGING IT BACK

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HOME. IF THE COMMISSION DETERMINES IT'S A MATTER THAT NEEDS THE ATTENTION HERE IN THE CITY, IT WOULD BE A MATTER WE WOULD RETAIN JURISDICTION OF.

I DON'T KNOW IF JURISDICTION IS THE RIGHT WORD.

BUT WE RETAIN HERE O CONDUCT OUR OWN INVESTIGATION.

THIS IS ALSO A MATTER THAT PRACTICALLY SPEAKING THE INDIVIDUAL COULD FILE WITH THE COMMISSION AND THE E. E.O.C. AND THE COMMISSION HERE. AND WE WOULD BE NONE THE WISER.

THIS ALLOWS THE CITY TO CONDUCT ITS OWN INVESTIGATION, TO ENSURE THERE ARE NO VIOLATIONS HAPPENING HERE.

>> EXAMPLE, SOMEBODY GOES AND FILES WITH THE E.E.O.C. AND MAY MAKE A RULING. I'M WONDERING WHY WE AREN'T RESPECTING THEIR RULING AND WHY WE NEED A SECOND RULING BACK

HERE AT THE COMMISSION? >> THE REASON THAT IT COULD DEFER BACK HERE TO THE CITY, IT COULD ONE OF TWO WAYS.

ONE, THERE COULD BE A REQUEST FOR REVIEW BY THE COMPLAINANT OR THE COMMISSION WOULD INDEPENDENTLY DECIDE TO REVIEW THE DECISION. THE DECISION IS ONLY SO TO SPEAK OR CONTERARY FINDING ISSUE, IS THE FINDING WAS CAPRICIOUS OR NOT IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE LAW. IF WE FOUND THE PARTICULAR INVESTIGATOR WAS NOT, HAD NOT CONDUCTED A HOROUGH INVESTIGATION AND IT WAS NECESSARY TO CONDUCT AN ADDITIONAL FINDING. WHAT WE'LL SEE IS MY DAY JOB IS AN EMPLOYMENT LAWYER. WHAT I SEE OFTEN IS THE CIVIL RIGHTS COMMISSION OR E.E.O.C., DUE TO LIMITED RESOURCES UNABLE TO CONDUCT A FULL INVESTIGATION. SO THEY SIMPLY DISMISS THE CHARGE WITH NO FINDING EITHER WAY.

IN THAT'S SITUATION, IT COULD COME BACK TO THE COMMISSION TO DO THE INVESTIGATION IF THE CIVIL RIGHTS COMMISSION OR E.

E.O.C. ISN'T ABLE TO. >> D. FOUST: YOU DESCRIBED MULTIPLE DIFFERENT SCENARIOS. ONE IF WE CLOSE AND NEVER GETS BEYOND INVESTIGATION. IF IT GOES TO THE COMMISSION AND THEY FIND NO PROBABLE CAUSE, I JUST -- IT'S NOT RESJUDE COTTA.

IF I REPRESENT THE PERSON WHO IS THE DEFENDANT, I'M ARMED WITH A BUNCH OF DEFENSES COMING BACK HERE.

I DON'T THINK I WOULD LET IT COME BACK HERE.

I DON'T KNOW WE HAVE THE POWER TO SECOND GUESS WHAT HAS BEEN DONE BRIE THE STATE AGENCY. IF WE WALK DOWN THAT PATH ARE WE INVITING THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY TO CALL FOUL? DON'T GET ME WRONG? WE'RE ARGUING OVER THE TAIL END OF THIS. I DO ENFORCEMENT FOR A LIVING.

I SEE FOR EXAMPLE YOU HAVE THREE DIFFERENT COMMISSIONS IN THIS IS ORDINANCE. BUT WE HAVEN'T DEFINED COMMISSION. SO WHEN YOU SAY, IT COMES TO THE COMMISSION, I DON'T KNOW WHAT YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT.

I'M LOOKING AT SOME ACTUAL DRAFTING THAT WE STILL NEED TO FINISH ON THIS. YOU SAY YOU COULD APPEAL TO THE FRANKLIN COUNTY, IS THAT A 119 APPEAL, WHAT TYPE IS IT.

CAN WE IMPOSE IT AT A 119 APPEAL? I'M CONCERNED BOUT THE KIND OF DEFENSES THEY WILL HAVE, DOES IT HAVE TO COME TO THE FULL COMMISSION OR THE QUORUM.

THIS IS WHY I'M WRESTLING WITH THIS.

JACK, WHEN YOU FIRST BROUGHT THIS TO US, A AND A HALF AGO WHEN WE INFORMALLY STARTED TALKING ABOUT IT.

WHAT DO WE WANT TO DO WITH ENFORCEMENT, MAYBE WE CAN PUSH IT OFF TO COLUMBUS OR OHIO. I HAVE TO GET MY HEAD AROUND US DOING THE ENFORCEMENT OURSELF OR TAKING A SECOND BITE OF THE APPLE. I UNDERSTAND WHY.

WE WANT TO KEEP T LOCAL. AND I THINK THE MAJORITY OF THE CASES ARE NEVER GOING TO GO TO THAT.

ARE WE PAYING FOR IT THE MEDIATOR?

>> NOT ADDRESSED IN THE DRAFT. >> PRO TEM S. MYERS: I'M ASSUMING EVERYTHING ON THE PROCESS IS ON THE CITY'S DIME.

WE WOULD HAVE TO PREPARE A -- AND I DON'T KNOW IF IT SAYS IF THERE IS A TRANSCRIPT OF THE HEARING, YOU REFER TO THE HEARING OFFICER, HE CAN COORDINATE THE PRACTICE AND THE

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WHOLE NINE YARDS. WE HAVE TO PREPARE THE RECORD AND SUBMIT IT TO THE COURT. UNDER 119 THERE ARE DEADLINES.

IF YOU DON'T CERTIFY THE RECORD WITHIN 30 DAYS WE LOSE.

THERE IS NUTS AND BOLTS DRAFTING THAT I WOULD LIKE TO EE A COUPLE OF LITTLE THINGS, MOST IS ON THE ENFORCEMENT SIDE.

TO ME THAT IS A DEBATE I WOULD LIKE US TO HAVE AS TO HOW FAR DOWN THE ROAD OF ENFORCEMENT DO WE WANT TO GET? I THINK FOR ME, THE MEDIATION IS WHERE ALL THE THESE ARE GOING TO GO MORE THAN LIKELY. THEY WILL GET RESOLVED.

I THINK PROBABLY COMPLAINTS AND THIS, AT LEAST IN THIS TOWN, I HOPE ARE GOING TO BE MORE ONCE THEY REALIZE, OH, MY GOSH, I REALIZE I WAS DOING THAT, THEY ARE GOING TO SAY, SURE, WE'LL FIX IT. I HOPE THAT'S THE WAY MOST OF OUR MERCHANTS AND HOMEOWNERS AND THOSE OFFINGS HOUSING IN THE TOWN WOULD FEEL. ONE OTHER QUESTION I HAD IS IT NAGGED ME WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ABILITY AND THIS, IT HAS TO DO WITH DISABILITIES.

BECAUSE THERE ARE CERTAIN DISABILITIES LIKE ALCOHOLISM, I THINK BIPOLAR DISORDER, SCHIZOPHRENIA, THAT ARE DESIGNATED AS DISABILITIES. BUT THERE ARE TYPICALLY EXCLUSIONS FOR THOSE DISABILITIES THAT HAVE A SUBSTANTIAL IMPACT ON THE POSITION APPLIED FOR.

ARE WE CREATING A SITUATION WHERE WORTHINGTON INDUSTRIES HAS TO HIRE A ALCOHOLIC OR CAN'T DRUG TEST ONCE THEY HIRED?

>> I WOULD SAY THE SAME LAW WOULD APPLY.

THE STATE OR FEDERAL LAW THAT GOVERNS THE A.D.A.

AN EMPLOYER IS NOT REQUIRED TO HIRE AN APPLICANT THAT IS UNABLE TO FULFILL THE ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THEIR JOB.

ALCOHOLISM IS A SEPARATE ISSUE. IF YOU HAVE SOMEONE WHO IS BIPOLAR AND HAS CREATED SOME TYPE OF SAFETY RISK FOR OTHER EMPLOYEES AND PERHAPS YOU ALREADY HIRED THEM.

THE INDIVIDUAL IS PUTTING HIM OR HERSELF AT RISK OR THE SAFETY OF OTHER EMPLOYEES, THE EMPLOYER IS PERMITTED TO TERMINATE THE INDIVIDUAL. THE ESSENTIAL ANALYSIS IS WHETHER THEY CAN PERFORM THE ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THEIR JOB SAFELY AND NOT PRESENTING A HARM TO THEMSELVES OR OTHERS.

AND THEN ANOTHER ISSUE THAT YOU HAVEN'T HIT UPON BUT I'LL ADDRESS IT WITH DISABILITIES, IS WHETHER OR NOT AN ACCOMMODATION THAT TO BE MADE. THAT'S A REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION. WE'RE GOING TO TRACK THE LAW IN PLACE IN FEDERAL AND STATE. SO WE TRACK THE OHIO CIVIL

RIGHTS ACT. >> PRO TEM S. MYERS: I WOULD FEEL MORE COMFORTABLE IF WE HAD LANGUAGE TO THAT EFFECT SO WE HAVE THOSE EXCLUSIONS FROM THE GENERAL RULE FOR EMPLOYERS.MS. .

>> B. KOWALCZYK: THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR BRINGING THIS FORWARD.

I ATTENDED SOME OF THE COMMUNITY RELATIONS COMMISSION MEETING DISCUSSING THE ENFORCEMENT AND CHALLENGES AND WHICH WAY YOU SHOULD GO. I ECALL THERE BEING SOME DIFFERENT OPTIONS THAT YOU COULD PURSUE.

AND I DON'T KNOW IF -- I KNOW WESTERVILLE IS LOOKING AT A SIMILAR ORDINANCE. I'M INTERESTED TO HEAR WHAT ARE SOME OF THE OPTIONS WE COULD CONSIDER IF THIS, IF COUNCIL

THINKS THIS IS ONEROUS. >> PART OF WHAT YOU ARE RUNNING INTO WITH THIS IS A LITTLE BIT OF A STRUGGLE OF WHAT DO YOU PLAN ON YOUR ACTUAL ENFORCEMENT PRACTICE BEING VERSUS WHAT DO YOU NEED TO BUILD INTO THE ORDINANCE TO GIVE YOU THE PERMISSION FOR THE PRACTICE. SO THE CONCEPT OF THE COMMISSION ONE OF THE THINGS WE ALLOW FOR IN THIS IS A COUPLE OF PIECES.

ONE IS THAT THE CITY CAN HIRE AN INVESTIGATOR RATHER THAN PERFORMING THE INVESTIGATIVE ROLE THEMSELVES.

THE OTHER PIECE IS THAT THE CITY CAN CHOOSE TO HIRE A ARBITER, SOMEBODY WHO WOULD HEAR THE CASES, RATHER THAN THE COMMISSION HEARING THEM THEMSELVES.

IN THAT CASE, YOU COULD CONTRACT FOR EXAMPLE WITH THE E.E.O.C. TO HEAR EVERYTHING REGARDLESS OF WHETHER IT STARTS AT THE E.E.O.C. OR WITHIN THEIR PURVIEW OR THE CITY GROUP.

THAT IS SOME OF THE OPTIONS. I THINK WHAT WE DID IN THIS

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DRAFT WAS PROVIDE FOR BOTH OF THOSE.

. IF THE CITY WANTED TO PURSUE THE OPTION WHERE THE COMMUNITY RELATIONS COMMISSION WAS THE HEARING BOARD OR IF WE WANT TODAY CONTRACT FOR THAT THAT

LEAVES BOTH OPTIONS AVAILABLE. >> PRO TEM S. MYERS: DO YOU ENVISION IF WE APPOINT A HEARING OFFICER, THE FINAL DECISION WOULD BE THE COMMISSION? THE HEARING OFFICER WOULD CONDUCT THE HEARING AND A 10-DAY PERIOD FOR OBJECTIONS AND THE OBSERVATIONS ARE PRESENTED AND THEY WOULD DECIDE.

>> THAT'S THE WAY WE'RE REVIEWING THE RELATIONSHIP WITH THE E.E.O.C. THAT CONCEPT WHERE THE E.E.O.C.

MADE A RULING OR GIVEN IT AN OPINION.

THE COMMISSION IS SAYING WE'RE AFFIRMING THAT.

SO AGAIN,ERI BRINGS US BACK TO WORTHINGTON.

>> PRO TEM S. MYERS: UNDER HOME RULE -- I'M NOT CERTAINLY THE STATE OF OHIO IS GOING TO AGREE.

I THINK THEY ARE OING TO SAY WE'RE FIRST, LAST AND ALWAYS.

>> I WAS RESEARCHING FOR A DIFFERENT MATTER.

GOING BACK TO THE INITIAL QUESTION THAT I HAVEN'T DONE A FULL RESEARCH WHAT I WAS FINDING, LOOKING AS TO WHETHER A PERSONAL CAN FILE IN FEDERAL AND STATE COURT.

WHETHER A DECISION IN STATE COURT IS RESJUDAH COTTA.

IT'S A DIFFERENT JURISDICTION. NOW YOU WILL SEA WE'RE TALKING ABOUT LOCAL VERSUS STATE. BUT WE'RE WITHIN T T THE STATE OF OHIO. THE CASES IN THAT SUBDIVISION SITUATION IS DIFFERENT. AND RESJUDY COTTA DOES NOT

APPLY. >> YOU HAVE ABSTENTION, THE FEDERAL OURT WOULDN'T GO FORWARD IF IT WAS A STATE LAW ISSUE. THEY MAYBE A DOCTRINE THAT APPLIES HERE.

I UNDERSTAND THAT WE HAVE CERTAIN PROHIBITIONS THAT DO NOT EXIST AT THE STATE OR FEDERAL LEVEL.

I HINK IT'S A MUCH STRONGER ARGUMENT WE WOULD DECIDE THOSE ISSUES. WHEREAS, THE STATE MAY DECIDE THE STATE LAW ISSUES AND IT COULD COME BACK TO US TO SEE IF THERE IS SOME LOCAL ISSUE, EXCLUSIVE OF THE STATE ISSUE.

I COULD SEE THAT SCENARIO PLAYING OUT.

FOR EXAMPLE, GENDER IDENTITY, THE STATE DOESN'T RECOGNIZE, WE DO. IF THIS WAS DISCRIMINATION BASED ON GENDER IDENTITY THE STATEWIDE DISMISS FLAT OUT AND WE WOULDN'T

SO I COULD SEE THAT HAPPENING. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: MY THING IN DRAFTING. COMMISSION IS NOT DEFINED.

THTHAT WOULD BE SIMPLE DRAFTING, YOU KNOW, A SIMPLE DRAFTING OF BEING ABLE TO SAY, SPECIFIED REFERS TO COMMUNITY RELATIONS COMMISSION.

VERY SIMPLE. PUT UNDER YOUR DEFINITIONS, NOT CONTROVERSIAL. E. E.O.C.

I THINK IF WE DEFINE. A SIMPLE.

ANYBODY ELSE HAVE OTHER THOUGHTS.

MR. FOUST? >> D. FOUST: I THINK THIS IS A DIALOGUE FOR ANOTHER POINT. BUT AT SOME POINT I WOULD LIKE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT UNDER THE AND DESIST THE POTENTIALS LEVELS ONE, TWO AND THREE, PENALTIES, BORROWED FROM LANGUAGE ELSEWHERE

OR HOW THAT WAS DEVELOPED? >> I CAN SPEAK TO THAT.

THERE ARE ABOUT 20 MUNICIPALITIES IN OHIO THAT HAVE THIS TYPE OF ORDINANCE. AND THAT IS FAIRLY SIMILAR TO MOST OF THOSE. A FEW CITIES HAVE TAKEN A DIFFERENT SPIN ON IT. BUT THAT IS MIRRORING MOST OF THE OTHER CITIES IN OHIO ARE DOING.

>> I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW WHO HAS SEEN, OBVIOUSLY, YOU DON'T KNOW EVERYONE WHO HAS SEEN IT, BUT HOW HAVE YOU TRIED TO DISTRIBUTE THIS INFORMATION? WHO HAS HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO REVIEW IT, GIVEN INPUT, WHAT SORT OF ORGANIZES HAVE YOU GONE

TO? >> WE SHARED THE ACTUAL ORDINANCE, AGAIN, WITH THE CITY HELPED TO SHARE THOSE WITH A NUMBER OF THE LARGEST EMPLOYERS.

WE SHARED WITH THE FAITH COMMUNITY AND ALSO BEEN ON THE CITY'S WEBSITE FOR ABOUT PROBABLY CLOSE TO A MONTH.

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AND THEN WHERE WE VIEW KIND OF THE NEXT STEPS IS TO THEN GO OUT AND DO THAT CONVERSATION WITH THE COMMUNITY AND START GETTING

MORE OF THAT DIRECT FEEDBACK. >>

>> THAT IS ACTUALLY THE CONVERSATION TO YOU IS ARE YOU

COMFORTABLE WITH THAT SCHEDULE? >> PROBABLY NOT.

I THINK IF WE STILL HAVE TO GO OUT -- NOW, WHAT DO YOU MEAN BY GOING OUT TO THE COMMUNITY? YOU BROUGHT THIS TO US AND WE TOOK ACTION ON THIS HOW MANY MONTHS AGO?

>> SO THE COMMUNITY RELATIONS COMMISSION TOOK ACTION FOUR

MONTHS AGO. >> YOU PRESENTED IT TO US.

AND E DIDN'T -- I'M TRYING TO REMEMBER WHAT ACTION WE TOOK.

DID WE ADOPT A RESOLUTION? WHAT DID WE DO?

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: NO, IT WAS INFORMATION.

>> JUST INFORMATION. AND AFTER THAT WE POSTED THE DRAFT ON THE WEBPAGE. AND THAT HAS BEEN HOW LONG?

>> THAT'S BEEN ABOUT A MONTH. YEAH.

THE ACTUAL LANGUAGE HAS ONLY BEEN OUT THERE A MONTH.

>> PRO TEM S. MYERS: YOU DID IT IN THE MIDDLE OF THE BUDGET.

THAT'S WHY I DON'T REMEMBER. >> WE TALKED TO YOU AS COUNCIL.

BUT CONCEPT WITHOUT THE FULL ORDINANCE.

>> PRO TEM S. MYERS: I THINK WE ALL SUPPORT THE CONCEPT.

AND I KNOW I EAT YOU UP A LITTLE BIT TONIGHT.

PLEASE DON'T WALK AWAY, I WANT TO MAKE SURE THIS WORKS.

THAT'S THE BIGGEST THING. I THINK I WOULD FEEL MORE COMFORTABLE IF YOU COULD HAVE A PUBLIC MEETING OR TWO AND REPORT BACK TO US. THAT'S KIND OF THE LAST LITTLE, YOU HAPPEN, RIBBON ON THE PACKAGE.

AND I THINK THAT MAYBE MR. LINDSEY AND THE ATTORNEYS HERE ON THE DAIS COULD MAYBE PUT PENCIL TO PAPER AND SEE IF E CAN COME UP WITH OUR OWN IDEAS AND GET IT BACK TO YOU.

I THINK PROBABLY, GET IT TO DOUG.

AND I THINK PROBABLY FOR ME, AS MUCH ON THE ENFORCEMENT SIDE, AND COUPLE OF TWEAKS ON DEFINITIONS AND THINGS.

AND COME UP WITH SOMETHING WE CAN ALL LIVE WITH.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: I'M NOT SURE HOW YOU GET IT OUT.

BUT THE MORE YOU CAN GET THE WORD OUT.

AND PERHAPS WE CAN THROUGH ANN BROWN AND OUR ACEBOOK PAGE WITH THE CITY, ANOTHER WAY OF BEING ABLE TO GET MORE PEOPLE TO KNOW THIS IS AVAILABLE TO BE CHECKED OUT AND COMMENTS ARE OPEN.

ANOTHER EASY BUT FAIRLY EFFECTIVE WAY OF REACHING ORE PEOPLE. YEAH.

SO WE'RE LOOKING COUNCIL, MAYBE A COUPLE OF MONTHS, NOT MARCH,

MAYBE APRIL? >> THAT'S KIND OF WHAT I'M

LOOKING AT. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: LOOKING AT A REVISED SCHEDULE OF TIMELINE.

>> PRO TEM S. MYERS: CAN YOU BE BACK IN MARCH TO TALK ABOUT

THIS? >> I DO.

WE ALREADY PLANNED ON DOING THE COMMUNITY FORUMS ANYWAY, THAT IS ABSOLUTELY FINE. I THINK WE BRING IT BACK TO YOU,

MARCH. >>

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: THE CARE AND CONCERN ABOUT OUR COMMUNITY. ANYBODY ELSE HAVE ANYTHING ON

THIS? >> IT'S A ALONE WA LONG WAY FROM ELLO NEIGHBOR.

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

WE'LL SEE IF COUNCILMEMBERS HAVE THOUGHTS.

SEND THEM OVER SO THAT YOU CAN GIVE THEM THOUGHTS AND WAYS TO BETTER HANDLE THINGS SO WE CAN GET IT REVISED.

A REVISED VERSION OUT A LITTLE >> THANK YOU.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: OKAY. MOVING RIGHT ALONG.

[9. Reports of Council Members]

MR. GREESON, DO WE HAVE ANYTHING ELSE ROM THE CITY OFFICIAL

REPORTS? >> M. GREESON: YEAH, JUST A QUICK VERBAL REPORT. JUST TO GIVE YOU SOME INFORMATION. THERE WERE A COUPLE MIDDLE SCHOOL, WORTHINGTON SCHOOL DISTRICT MIDDLE SCHOOL-RELATED MEETINGS LAST WEEK THAT I ATTENDED ONE OF THOSE AT WORTHINGTON WAY MIDDLE SCHOOLS ALONG WITH ABOUT 100 NEIGHBORS.

I BELIEVE, SO AS YOU RECALL THEIR BOND ISSUE RESULTED IN REVENUE TO SUPPORT IMPROVEMENTS AT ALL OF THEIR MIDDLE SCHOOLS, INCLUDING THE THREE LOCATED IN THE CITY OF WORTHINGTON.

AND THEY COVERED SOME OF THOSE RATIONALE FOR THAT AND CONCEPTS RELATED TO THAT. AND YOU MAY WANT TO GO OUT ON

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THE SCHOOL DISTRICT WEBSITE, WE CAN SEND A LINK, THERE ARE SIGNIFICANT AND IMPORTANT IMPROVEMENTS AT EACH OF THE MIDDLE SCHOOLS IN THE CITY. MR. BARTER HAS BEEN HARD AT WORK PREPARING DOCUMENTS WE'LL USE TO MANAGE THE CITY.

THERE IS A FINAL PRINTED BUDGET VERSION WITH CHANGES THAT SOME OF YOU REQUESTED. FINAL PRINTED CIP AND OUR ANNUAL FINANCIAL EPORT WHICH HAS A BUNCH OF TREND INFORMATION, THESE ARE THINGS WE HAVE BEEN TRACKING OVER NUMBERS OF YEARS THAT GIVE A SENSE OF FINANCIAL TREND LINES FOR THE CITY AND THOSE DOCUMENTS HAVE BEEN DISTRIBUTED TO YOU AT YOUR PLACE. SOME OF YOU HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO COME TO THE GROUND-HOG DAY WHERE I PRESENTED ALONG WITH THE SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT. I WILL SEND OUT SOME OF MY REMARKS AND THE POWERPOINT FOR YOUR INFORMATION.

DON'T WORRY, IT'S NOT TOO LONG, ONLY 20 SLIDES, 20 SECONDS A SLIDE, WHICH WAS CHALLENGING FOR ME.

THE NEXT COMMITTEE ON THE WHOLE IS GOING TO BE ROBUST.

SO NEXT WEEK TO GIVE YOU A HEADS UP, WE'RE GOING TO HAVE REPRESENTATIVES FROM THE AIRPORT HERE TO TALK ABOUT THEIR MASTER PLANNING PROCESS AND THE COMING PUBLIC PARTICIPATION RELATED TO THAT. AS WELL AS THE BIKE AND PEDESTRIAN ADVISORY COMMITTEE AND CONSULTANT FOR THE BIKE PED MASTER PLAN. AND THE MORC TALKING ABOUT COMPLETE STREETS. TWO BIG MEATY TOPICS.

COUPLE OTHER SHORT THINGS. THERE IS A KIND OF A REVISED DROP-IN INFORMATIONAL PACKET, A STRATEGY RELATED TO THAT WE INCLUDED IN YOUR AGENDA PACKET. IF YOU HAVE COMMENTS OR QUESTIONS ABOUT THE MATERIALS WE DROPPED IN, PLEASE LET US KNOW.

WE WANT TO IMPROVE HOW WE GET INFORMATION TO YOU.

LASTLY, WE'RE SCHEDULED FOR THE RETEAT THIS FRIDAY, AND SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 8 AND 9. AGENDA FROM DR. MARLO IS AT YOUR PLACES. IT STARTS AT 6:00, A WORKING DINNER. WE ANTICIPATE BEING DONE AT 9, AND BEGIN AT 8:00 A.M. SATURDAY MORNING, HOPEFULLY GO NO LATER THAN 3. AND SHOOT FOR EARLIER THAN THAT IF YOU SO DESIRE. AND WE'RE LOOKING FORWARD TO A GOOD CONVERSATION AND HEALTHY RETREAT THIS WEEKEND.

AS PART OF THAT WE HAVE THE AGENDA, SOME BACKGROUND REPORTING THAT WE PREPARED TO HELP INFORM YOUR CONVERSATION, AN UPDATED COMMUNITY VISIONING DRAFT PROPOSAL, U.M.C.A.

SCENARIO EVALUATION DOCUMENT WITH UPDATES THAT DR. MARLO HAS DONE. WE'LL POST ON THE WEB AND DISTRIBUTE TO THE STAKEHOLDERS WHO ARE INTERVIEWED AS PART OF THAT PROCESS TOMORROW. THAT IS ALL FOR MY REPORT.

EXCEPT TO SAY WE'LL REQUEST A BRIEF EXECUTIVE SESSION TO CONSIDER THE EMPLOYMENT AND COMPENSATION OF PUBLIC EMPLOYEES AND CONSIDER THE NEGOTIATIONS FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

ASSISTANCE. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: OKAY.

MS. THRESS. MR. LINDSEY?

>> I HAVE OTHING.MR. ROB INSON. >> NOTHING TONIGHT, MADAM

PRESIDENT. >> BECAUSE MY DAY JOB CONFLICTS WITH MY NIGHT JOB NEXT MONDAY I MUST RESPECTFULLY REQUEST TO THE

EXCUSED FROM THE MEETING ON THE. >> R. DOROTHY: I WANT TODAY EXPRESS MY THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO KEPT THE STREETS CLEAR IN THE WEATHER. THAT MIND BE ALL.

THANK YOU.MS. KOW ALCZYK. >> B. KOWALCZYK: DITTO WAS COUNCILMEMBER DOROTHY SAID. I HAVE ASKED TO HAVE MORE DISCUSSION ABOUT COMPLIANCE WITH OUR SIDEWALK CLEARING RESPONSIBILITIES. EXPERIENCE SOME CHALLENGING EFFORTS TO WALK THE CITY ON SATURDAY AFTER FRIDAY'S SNOW FALL. I MADE IT MY MISSION TO CONTINUE LOOKING AT THE ISSUE AND SEE HOW WE CAN GET BETTER COMPLIANCE

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FROM PROPERTY OWNERS, PARTICULAR ALONG HIGH STREET.

>> THE NEIGHBORS WITH THE CORNER LOTS ARE THE OFFENDERS.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: I DON'T HAVE ANYTHING ELSE TO REPORT.

MR. ROBINSON MOVES WE GO INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION, SECONDED BY

[11. Executive Session]

MR. FOUST, CONSIDERING THE APPOINTMENT OF PUBLIC OFFICIALS, CONSIDER THE EMPLOYMENT OF COMPENSATION FOR PUBLIC EMPLOYEES, AND CONSIDER NEGOTIATIONS FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE. MS. THRESS, CAN YOU PLEASE CALL

THE ROLL FOR EXECUTIVE SESSION? >> D. KAY THRESS:

VOTE] >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: YES.

WE'RE >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL:

CALL VOTE] >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: YES.

WE ARE NOW, MR. FOUST MOVES WE ADJOURN, SECONDED BY MS. DOROTHY. ALL THOSE IN FAVOR, SIGNIFY

* This transcript was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.