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[1. Call To Order]

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AMERICA, AND TO THE REPUBLICAN FOR WHICH IT STANDS, ONE NATION, UNDERGOD, INDIVISIBLE, WITH LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL.

[6. Approval of the Minutes]

>> THANK YOU. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

[7.A. Resolution No. 08-2019 Appointments - Board of Tax Review Re-Appointing Jerry Katz and Scott Heitkamp to the Worthington Board of Tax Review]

KNOW, THE GENTLEMEN THAT ARE HERE TODAY, WE HAVE TWO FROM EVENING STREET ELEMENTARY SCHOOL AND ONE FROM WILSON HILL.

I'VE ALREADY INTERVIEWED THEM. THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR BEING HERE. THERE ARE NO VISITOR COMMENTS, SO WE'RE GOING ON TO THE APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES.

THE FEBRUARY 4TH AND FEBRUARY 11TH MEETINGS.

REVISIONS, CHANGES? IF NOT, MS. KOWALCZYK MOVES FOR APPROVAL SECONDED BY MS. DOROTHY.

NEXT IS RESOLUTION NUMBER 8-2019, APPOINTMENTS TO

[7.B. Resolution No. 09-2019 Appointments - CRA Housing Council Re-Appointing Rachael Dorothy and Michael Bates to the Worthington Community Reinvestment Area Housing Council.]

WE WILL BE RE-APPOINTED SCOTT TO THE BOARD OF TAX REVIEW.

IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE YOU NEED TO MENTION ON THAT, R. GREESON?

>> NO, MA'AM, UNLESS YOU WANT TO HEAR WHAT THE BOARD DOES OR

ANYTHING LIKE THAT. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: MOVED FOR ADOPTION, ANY FURTHER IF NOT, ALL THOSE IN FAVOR

[7.C. Resolution No. 10-2019 Statement Regarding Future Development and Resident Engagement City Council Statement Regarding Future Development and a Commitment to a Resident-Centered Public Process to Understand the Will of the People.]

SIGNIFY BY SAYING AYE. THESE ARE PEOPLE THAT WE HAD ALREADY INTERVIEWED IN THE PAST. SO THIS IS JUST FORMALLY APPROVING THEIR APPOINTMENT. NOW APPOINTMENTS TO THE CRA HOUSING COUNCIL, RE-APPOINTING RACHAEL AND MICHAEL TO THE WORTHINGTON COMMUNITY REINVESTMENT AREA HOUSING COUNCIL, INTRODUCED BY MR. ROBINSON WITH THE ADOPTION BY MS. KOWALCZYK, SECONDED BY MS. DOROTHY.

OKAY. NUMBER 10-2019, STATEMENT RESIDENT ENGAGEMENT. INTRODUCED BY MR. FOUST, MOVED FOR ADOPTION BY MR. SMITH, SECONDED BY MR. MYERS.

SO WE'LL MOVE ON TO DISCUSSION. MR. FOUST WANTED TO LEAD THE

I'M GOING TO TURN IT OVER TO MR. >> D. FOUST: THANK YOU.

I WILL BE BRIEF. WE'RE AGREED UNANIMOUSLY TO THE VISIONING PROCESS. SPEND SIGNIFICANT TIME IDENTIFYING WHAT WE ARE GOING TO DO AND HOW WE ARE GOING TO DO IT. THE AWARENESS OVER THE LAST FOUR YEARS, IF THERE'S SOME LACK OF TRUST BETWEEN RESIDENTS AND CITY LEADERSHIP, I THINK IT'S APPROPRIATE THAT WE MAKE SOME SIMPLE DECLARATION STATING THE WHY.

THIS RESOLUTION, IN THE SPIRIT OF ANOTHER GESTURE AIMED AT

HEALING. >> I THINK IT'S A GREAT IDEA TO

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HAVE A RESOLUTION AT THIS TIME THAT STATES THAT WE HAVE AN INTENT TO ENGAGE IN THE VISIONING PROCESS.

THOUGHT THAT THIS WOULD BE A GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO REALLY MAKE IT MEANINGFUL. AND SO I WENT BACK AND LOOKED AT OUR MOTION THAT WE MADE, THE VERY FIRST MEETING WE HAD IN JANUARY OF 2018 AND THOUGHT MORE LANGUAGE TO MAKE THIS A BIT BROADER THAN THE FOCUS THAT IT SEEMS TO HAVE, BECAUSE IT SEEMS TO FOCUS ON DEVELOPMENT AND CONFLICTING IDEAS ON DEVELOPMENT. PICTURE THAT THIS COULD CAPTURE.

AND ALSO THAT IT HAVE SOME CONCRETE STEPS.

WE'RE GOING TO BE TALKING ABOUT THOSE TONIGHT.

SO HAVE MAYBE EITHER AN IDEA OF WHEN THIS PROCESS COULD BE COMPLETED AND HAVE THAT INCLUDED IN HERE.

AND PERHAPS, YOU KNOW, JUST A LITTLE BIT MORE ON THE PROCESS, ADDING A LITTLE MORE MEAT TO IT, BECAUSE RIGHT NOW IT'S A STATEMENT, AS COUNCILMEMBER FOUST SAID.

OPPORTUNITY TO FORMALIZE WHAT WE'VE BEEN WORKING ON FOR A YEAR. TO ADD TO IT, IF THAT'S APPROPRIATE. WHAT WAS IN THE -- HAT WAS SENT OUT. STATEMENT REGARDING FUTURE DEVELOPMENT AND A COMMITMENT TO A CITIZEN-LED COMPREHENSIVE VISIONING PROCESS TO UNDERSTAND THE WILL OF THE PEOPLE.

SO TO LET PEOPLE -- BRING YOU UP TO SPEED.

>> B. KOWALCZYK: OKAY. BE TO START OFF WITH A WHEREAS THE CITY WISHES TO DEVELOP A RENEWED VISION FOR THE FUTURE OF WORTHINGTON. MOTION.

IN SECTION 1 WHERE IT SAYS THAT THE WORTHINGTON CITY COUNCIL CITIZEN-LED COMPREHENSIVE VISIONING PROCESS TO INCLUDE ALL STAKEHOLDERS TO GAIN A THOROUGH UNDERSTANDING OF A ROAD CROSS SECTION REPRESENTING THE WILL OF THE PEOPLE.

INCLUDE ALL STAKEHOLDERS. SECTION TWO, THAT WE FURTHER RESOLVE TO INCORPORATE THE RESULTS OF THE COMPREHENSION VISIONING PROCESS TO DEVELOP A STATEMENT OF GOALS TO BE ACCOMPLISHED AND TO FURTHER FUTURE CONVERSATIONS AND ACTIVITIES AS WE SET COMMUNITY PRIORITIES COMMA AND CONSIDER OPPORTUNITIES NOW AND FOR THE FORESEEABLE FUTURE.

FOR THIS, BUT HAVE A SECTION THREE THAT SAYS THAT WE COMMIT TO OR WE EXPECT TO HAVE THE COMMUNITY VISIONING PROCESS TO BE COMPLETED BY END OF THIS YEAR, BEGINNING OF NEXT YEAR, WHATEVER WE THINK IT CAN BE ACCOMPLISHED TO REALLY COMMIT TO HAVING A FIRM TIMEFRAME TO GETTING IT DONE.

AND IT DOESN'T HAVE TO E -- IT'S NOT LIKE WE'RE GOING TO BE BOUND BY IT IN AN ENFORCEMENT MEANS, BUT IT IS SOMETHING TO SHOW THAT WE ARE COMMITTED TO MOVING THE PROCESS FORWARD.

THOSE ARE MY SUGGESTIONS. >> D. ROBINSON: EXCUSE ME.

COULD YOU QUICKLY REPEAT THEM, PLEASE? OR SHOULD WE MOVE ON TO THE NEXT TOPIC, AND WE CAN HAVE STAFF INCORPORATE HER NOTES AND HAVE SOMETHING BACK THAT WE CAN ALL

YOU SAID -- OKAY. >> D. ROBINSON: IT ALL SOUNDED A-OKAY TO ME, WITH THE POSSIBLE EXCEPTION OF THE LAST STATEMENT ABOUT THE TIMING. THAT'S SOMETHING THAT I'M CONFIDENT WILL BE DISCUSSED AND VERY CLEARLY DECIDED UPON WHEN WE TALK ABOUT THE VISIONING PROCESS AS A WHOLE.

FOR THE RESOLUTION, I'M NOT SURE IF IT FITS WITH THE SPIRIT OF IT. VOCIFEROUSLY, BUT THE OTHER ITEMS FIT WITH THE SPIRIT IN MY MIND, BUT NOT THE TIMING.

THAT'S ALL. >> WOULD YOU LIKE US TO MAKE

QUICK COPIES? >> YOU PROBABLY DON'T WANT TO.

OKAY. ADDITIONAL WHEREAS, WHEREAS COMMA THE CITY WISHES TO DEVELOP A RENEWED VISION FOR THE FUTURE

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OF WORTHINGTON COMMA. >> THAT WOULD GO WHERE?

>> B. KOWALCZYK: THAT'S THE FIRST STATEMENT.

>> THAT'S FROM OUR ORIGINAL PROPOSAL? YES, YOU DID.

IT, SO. BREAKFAST, YOU KNOW.

>> B. KOWALCZYK: OKAY. SUGGESTION WOULD BE UNDER SECTION ONE IN THE SECOND LINE WHERE IT SAYS CITIZEN-LED COMPREHENSIVE VISIONING PROCESS, INSERT TO INCLUDE ALL STAKEHOLDERS. SO THAT WOULD BE IN BETWEEN -- AFTER PROCESS AND BEFORE TO. OKAY.

I JUST -- WHEN I HEAR STAKEHOLDERS, TO ME THAT TERM IS OFTEN USED TO REFER, SAY IN DEVELOPMENT PLANS, TO OUTSIDE PARTIES, TO BUSINESSES. DO YOU INTEND TO ENCOMPASS ALL THAT, OR ARE YOU THINKING PRIMARILY ALL ELEMENTS OF OUR

POPULATION HERE IN THE CITY? >> B. KOWALCZYK: YES, THAT WAS ALSO ARTICULATED IN OUR MOTION THAT WE WOULD INCLUDE THE SCHOOLS AND THE BUSINESS COMMUNITY IN OUR VISIONING PROCESS. THAT AS PART OF THIS STATEMENT, BECAUSE THAT IS THE INTENT OF OUR VISIONING PROCESS.

THEY HAVE A STAKE IN OUR COMMUNITY.

>> D. ROBINSON: IF THEY DON'T LIVE HERE?

>> B. KOWALCZYK: THAT BUSINESS HERE -- THE EMPLOYEES COME TO WORK HERE EVERY DAY. OUR SCHOOLS ARE HERE.

ALL OF THOSE PEOPLE HAVE A STAKE IN THE COMMUNITY.

EMPLOYERS HAVE A STAKE IN HOW PEOPLE GET TO THEIR BUSINESS.

>> D. ROBINSON: I UNDERSTAND THAT.

VISIONING PROCESS ITSELF AND WHETHER THEY SHOULD BE ACCORDED EQUAL STATUS TO A RESIDENT THAT LIVES IN THE CITY.

>> B. KOWALCZYK: I ALREADY FIRST MEETING THAT INCLUDED THAT LANGUAGE WHERE WE DID INTEND TO INCLUDE THEM IN THE PROCESS.

>> D. ROBINSON: A MOTION OF WHEN? MMHMM. IT DIDN'T END UP BEING A RESOLUTION, IT WAS JUST A MOTION.

>> MADAM PRESIDENT, I HEARD MR. ROBINSON INCLUDE IN HIS UNDERSTANDING OF MS. KOWALCZYK'S COMMENTS THE WORD DEVELOPERS, BUT I DIDN'T HEAR WHETHER MS. KOWALCZYK WAS IN FACT ALSO SUGGESTING THAT THE DEVELOPERS BE INCLUDED AS A PART OF THAT

STAKEHOLDERS GROUP. >> SO THE LANGUAGE IN THE MOTION INCLUDED A PATH FOR -- A PLAN, I'M SORRY -- FOR INCLUDING LIMITED TO CONCERNED CITIZEN GROUPS, THE LIBRARY, THE SCHOOL DISTRICT, AND THE BUSINESS COMMUNITY.

>> WHEN SOMEBODY GOES TO SIGN UP FOR PARKS AND REC, A RESIDENT IS SOMEBODY WHO LIVES OR WORKS IN THE COMMUNITY, YOU KNOW.

SOMEBODY WHO WORKS IN ONE OF OUR BUSINESSES.

WE'LL BE DEBATING ABOUT THIS AGAIN.

THINK . . . IT'S OKAY RIGHT NOW. >> THAT'S WHY WE'RE HAVING A DISCUSSION, BECAUSE WE'RE DOING A RESOLUTION.

INTENT THAT WE VOTED ON SOMETHING AND ACCEPTED IT LIKE

WE DID A YEAR AGO. >> A HAPPY MIDDLE GROUND WITH THE WORKERS COMP WAS USING THE TERM EMPLOYERS AND WORKERS.

MAYBE THAT'S THE WORDING. >> I JUST PUT ALL STAKEHOLDERS.

IF YOU WANT TO INCLUDE THE SPECIFIC LANGUAGE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO WHAT I JUST SAID, AND YOU CAN DO THAT AS WELL AND

I CAN RESTATE THE PROPOSAL. >> WHAT YOU WERE PROPOSING, SORRY. MS. KOWALCZYK, I APPRECIATE THIS BUT I WOULD GO BACK TO MY FIRST COMMENT.

WE WILL SPEND A GREAT DEAL OF TIME TALKING ABOUT WHAT WE'RE GOING TO DO, HOW WE'RE GOING TO DO IT, AND WHEN WE'RE GOING TO DO IT. YEARS AGO, SIMON WAS THE AUTHOR, IT WAS CALLED START WITH WHY. AND MY PURPOSE HERE WAS NOTHING MORE GRAND THAN A SIMPLE STATEMENT OF WHY.

AND EVERYTHING ELSE FOLLOWS THAT.

PROCESS -- YOU WORK ON THAT. AND WE'LL SPEND WEEKS OR MONTHS GETTING THERE. START -- ACTUALLY, I HAD A

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DOCUMENT FROM CITY STAFF EARLIER THIS WEEK THAT WAS A THREE-PAGER THAT HAD TAKEN WHAT I DID AND BLOSSOMED IT INTO A MUCH BIGGER PLAN. STATEMENT TRYING SIMPLY TO GET TO WHY. AND THE MORE THINGS WE TRY TO HANG ON IT, I THINK THE MORE CLUMSY IT BECOMES.

AGAIN, I WOULD REALLY REFER BACK TO JUST A SIMPLE STATEMENT OF WHY. THE TWEAKS YOU HAVE SUGGESTED BUT FOR EXAMPLE, WHEN YOU GET DOWN TO THE SECTION THREE COMMENT ABOUT TRYING TO IDENTIFY A TIMEFRAME, THAT'S A HOW, THAT'S A WHEN. I THINK IT MUDDIES THE WATERS.

IF I HA HAD MY DRUTHERS, WE WOUD KEEP IT AT WHY FOR STARTING THE HEALING PROCESS WE HAVEN'T DONE MUCH ABOUT IN 3 1/2 YEARS.

>> B. KOWALCZYK: TO WITHDRAW I WOULD SAY, IN TALKING ABOUT THIS AS A SIMPLE DOCUMENT THAT IS DIRECTED TOWARDS WHY, YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT THE COMMUNITY VISIONING PROCESS.

THAN DETERMINING WHAT PEOPLE'S INTERESTS ARE IN DEVELOPMENT.

THE WHY -- WE WANT TO DETERMINE WHAT INTEREST AND VALUES AND WISHES OUR COMMUNITY HAS IN MOVING FORWARD.

NOT JUST DEVELOPMENT PRIORITIES, BUT OTHER PRIORITIES.

SO IN THE SUGGESTIONS THAT I'VE MADE, THAT'S WHAT I'M TRYING TO DO, IS TO MAKE THIS BE THE -- YOU KNOW, WHERE WE'RE STARTING OUR COMMUNITY VISIONING PROCESS IS WITH THIS RESOLUTION.

SO IT SHOULD BE THE WHY FOR THAT PROCESS.

SO, I CAN GO BACK TO MY SUGGESTION IN SECTION ONE AND IF YOU WANT TO TALK ABOUT ADDING LANGUAGE OR TWEAKING LANGUAGE, THAT'S FINE. WORTHINGTON CITY COUNCIL HEREBY CITIZEN-LED COMPREHENSIVE VISIONING PROCESS TO INCLUDE ALL STAKEHOLDERS TO GAIN A THOROUGH UNDERSTANDING OF A BROAD CROSS-SECTION REPRESENTING THE WILL OF THE PEOPLE.

AND THEN THE FINAL SUGGESTION, IF I WITHDRAW MY OTHER ONE, IS IN SECTION 2, THAT WE FURTHER RESOLVE TO INCORPORATE THE RESULTS OF THE COMPREHENSIVE VISIONING PROCESS TO DEVELOP STATEMENT OF GOALS TO BE ACCOMPLISHED AND TO FURTHER FUTURE CONVERSATIONS AND ACTIVITIES AS WE SET COMMUNITY PRIORITIES COMMA AND CONSIDER OPPORTUNITIES NOW AND FOR THE

FORESEEABLE FUTURE. >> AND I WOULD DEFER TO YOU, MY FELLOW COUNCILMEMBERS. EXPECTED OUTCOME, OR IS IT GUIDELINES, IS IT SIMPLE UNDERSTANDING, ARE WE SIMPLY SEEKING TO UNDERSTAND IN THIS PROCESS, OR IS THERE TO BE A CHECKLIST OF GOALS THAT YOU WANT PROCESS?

>> I AGREE WITH MS. KOWALCZYK TO THE EXTENT THAT THE VISIONING PROCESS ISN'T ONLY ABOUT DEVELOPMENT.

DON'T WE WANT TO KEEP. DEVELOPMENT IS GOING TO BE A PART OF THAT. AND SO I AGREE WITH HER DESIRE TO EXPAND THAT. MAYBE GOALS ISN'T THE RIGHT WORD. STAKEHOLDERS.

ANYMORE. IT WASN'T THE WORD, MAYBE, I WOULD PICK. BECAUSE WHAT WE'RE LOOKING FOR IS ALL-INCLUSIVE, ANYONE WHO HAS AN INTEREST IN THE CITY.

IT PROBABLY WORKS AS A WORD. GOAL MAY NOT BE QUITE THE RIGHT WORD BUT IT WORKS BECAUSE WE ARE TRYING TO GET A SET OF WHERE THE CITY WANTS TO BE WHEN WE HAND IT OFF TO OUR CHILDREN.

THAT WOULD BE A GOAL FOR OUR CITIES.

MAYBE. SUPPORT WHAT SHE'S DRIVING AT.

AND I AGREE THAT TRYING TO PUT A TIMELINE ON IT PROBABLY AT THIS

POINT, IT'S NOT GOING TO HAPPEN. >> RIGHT.

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MIGHT GET A FINAL AMENDMENT. RIGHT NOW IT'S JUST DISCUSSION.

>> I JUST WANTED TO SEE IF THAT WAS AN AMENDMENT, BECAUSE I

WOULD SECOND IT. >> ABSOLUTELY.

NOW -- BROADENING THIS UP TO RENEW WHAT OUR GOAL WAS STATED FROM LAST YEAR, BUT BROADEN IT FOR A VISION FOR THE FUTURE OF WORTHINGTON. BEGINNING.

ON THE AMENDMENT? >> PRESIDENT MICHAEL, I'M GOING TO ASK MS. THRESS A PROCEDURAL, DO WE NEED TO ACCEPT THE UNDERLYING AMENDMENTS, OR IS THAT ASSUMED AS PART OF THE RESOLUTION? RESOLUTION.

INCLUDES THE STRIKES, UNDERLINES, AND WHAT

MS. KOWALCZYK HAS SUGGESTED. >> SO IS IT A MOTION, JUST TO CLARIFY FOR WHEN WE CAPTURE IT IN THE RECORD, IS THE MOTION TO ACCEPT ALL OF THOSE CHANGES, INCLUDING THE ONES PASSED OUT?

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: YES. THE SECOND ALSO, THAT'S TRUE? YEAH. OKAY.

OVER HERE FOR A SECOND, YEAH. WE'RE WAITING -- IT'S BEING FIXED UP IN FRONT OF US, SO WE'LL ALL BE PATIENT FOR A MOMENT. WAS THERE ALSO SOMETHING UP AT THE TOP WITH RENEWED VISION FOR THE CITY OF WORTHINGTON? OKAY. THAT IS ALSO IN THERE.

>> I WOULD ASK TO REVIEW THE TITLE TO MAKE SURE IT CONFORMS WITH WHAT THE COUNCIL'S WISHES ARE.

CONVERTED THE COUNCIL'S LANGUAGE INTO THE RESOLUTION FORMAT.

OKAY. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: WHAT CAN WE GO UP TO THE TITLE, PLEASE? OKAY. THE TOP, THAT LITTLE BITTY PARAGRAPH UP AT THE TOP. CITY COUNCIL STATEMENT REGARDING FUTURE DEVELOPMENT AND COMMITMENT TO A CITIZEN-LED COMPREHENSIVE VISIONING PROCESS PEOPLE.

IT DOWN TO DEVELOPMENT, WHAT IF WE JUST TAKE OUT THE WORDS FUTURE DEVELOPMENT AND, AND MAKE IT CITY COUNCIL STATEMENT REGARDING A COMMITMENT TO A RESIDENT OR CITIZEN -- TAKE OUT

THE DEVELOPMENT PIECE. >> BECAUSE IT'S ALL-ENCOMPASSING

ALREADY. >> REGARDING -- YEAH, EXACTLY.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: LET'S TIME AND THEN I'M GOING TO RECONFIRM THE MOTION AND THE SECOND.

>> MAY I SPEAK ON THIS? YEAH, MAY I? I WAS NOT THE AUTHOR OF THIS, SO I'M NOT SURE WHAT COUNCILMEMBERR FOUST'S MOTIVE AND UNDERSTANDING WAS.

RESPONDED FAVORABLY TO IT BECAUSE MY PERCEPTION IS THAT THE VISIONING PROCESS ITSELF WAS PRIMARILY MOTIVATED BY DEVELOPMENT ISSUES THAT HAVE REVEALED OR CAUSED DISSENT AND CONFLICT WITHIN OUR COMMUNITY. I FULLY ACCEPT THAT THE VISIONING PROCESS IS BROAD, ALL OF ENCOMPASSING, AND LAND USE AND DEVELOPMENT ARE JUST A PART OF WHAT WE ARE LOOKING AT.

BUT AGAIN, WHEN I READ THIS RESOLUTION, I FELT THAT ITS PRIMARY FUNCTION WAS TO MAKE A STATEMENT TO THE PUBLIC THAT WE AS A COUNCIL UNDERSTAND THAT THERE HAVE BEEN DISAGREEMENTS,

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MISUNDERSTANDINGS, LACK OF TRUST, A LACK OF LISTENING, AND THAT THIS WAS A WAY OF COMMUNICATING TO THE PUBLIC THAT WE AS A BODY, AS WE EMBARK ON THIS VISIONING PROCESS, UNDERSTAND THAT. AND THAT WE ARE COMMITTED TO TURNING THE PAGE AND DOING THINGS DIFFERENTLY.

SO THE RESOLUTION NOW IS EVOLVING INTO A GENERAL STATEMENT ABOUT THE VISION IT INITIALLY WAS TO ADDRESS THE 800-POUND GORILLA, AND THAT IS THAT WE'VE HAD SERIOUS CONFLICTS IN THE COMMUNITY. SO I LIKE KEEPING THE WORD FUTURE DEVELOPMENT IN THERE. COUNCILMEMBER KOWALCZYK HAS INTRODUCED, TO ME SEEMS REALLY BROAD.

WISHING TO DEVELOP A RENEWED VISION FOR THE FUTURE OF OUR COMMUNITY? PROCESS IS, REALLY? ARE WE DEVELOPING A RENEWED VISION FOR THE CITY? WHAT WE CLAIM WE ARE DOING THROUGH THE VISIONING PROCESS.

INFORMING AN EDITED COMPREHENSIVE PLAN, YES.

>> WOULD YOU FEEL MORE COMFORTABLE IF WE LEFT IN THE

TITLE FUTURE DEVELOPMENT AND? >> D. ROBINSON: I WOULD, BUT AGAIN, TO THE FIRST POINT, ARE WE DEVELOP A RENEWED VISION?

>> PRO TEM S. CHAMBERS -- SIDEWALKS FOR UMCH.

SO I THINK IT IS BROADER THAN THAT.

THAT. VISIONING PROCESS JUST ABOUT FOUR OR FIVE PARCELS IN THIS TOWN.

WHAT DO WE THINK IS IMPORTANT TO HAVE IN A OWN.

WHAT KIND OF JOBS WOULD WE WANT TO ATTRACT.

WHERE DO WE SEE OUR DOWNTOWN BUSINESS DISTRICT IN 20 YEARS.

I LOOK AT HOW IT'S CHANGED IN MY NINE YEARS ON COUNCIL.

IT'S GONE FROM ERCHANTS TO RESTAURANTS.

TO HAVE? WERE INCREDIBLY CONTROVERSIAL FIVE YEARS AGO. SO I DO THINK THERE'S A WHOLE LOT MORE TO IT THAN JUST DEVELOPMENT, EVEN THOUGH DEVELOPMENT WILL PLAY A MAJOR PORTION OF IT.

I LIKE IT THE WAY IT IS NOW. >> WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF THIS

RESOLUTION? >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: I SEE IT AS A WAY TO FORMALLY INTRODUCE OUR VISIONING PROCESS.

WE HAVEN'T PUT ANYTHING IN PAPER IN WRITING THAT SAYS WE'RE

MOVING FORWARD. >> WE WANT TO LISTEN TO THE PUBLIC AND WE'RE USING A VISIONING PROCESS AS A CITIZEN-LED VISIONING PROCESS TO REACH OUT TO OUR COMMUNITY AND HEAR WHAT OUR OMMUNITY FEELS WAY TO ESTABLISH THE PRIORITIES FOR THE FUTURE OF OUR CITY BASED ON LISTENING TO A CITIZEN-LED VISIONING PROCESS TO HELP DRAW OUT SO WE CAN HEAR WHAT THE

COMMUNITY WANTS. >> I'M SOLD.

I ACCEPT YOUR DESCRIPTION OF THE VISIONING PROCESS, I DO, ABSOLUTELY. GUY WHO GOT US STARTED DOWN THIS MESSY PATH A HALF AN HOUR AGO IN THE FIRST PLACE, IT WAS AND STILL IS MY INTENT THAT THIS SOMEHOW MOVE US TOWARD HEALING.

YOU KNOW, FOR A COUPLE OF THE MORE RECENT COUNCILMEMBERS, I DON'T KNOW HOW MUCH YOU WERE DIRECT RECIPIENTS OF THESE REMARKS, BUT I NOW MADAM PRESIDENT AND I, AND SCOTT WERE KEENLY AWARE OF A BREAK IN THE TRUST.

THING WHEN YOU DO IS TO -- I DON'T WANT TO SAY SEIZE THE OPPORTUNITY, BUT RECOGNIZE THAT IT'S ABOUT HEARING.

THAT WE HEARD YOU AND THAT'S WHY WE'RIT'S SIMPLY BACK TO WHY.

>> ABOUT TRUST AND THEN SAYING THAT YOU WILL LISTEN TO PEOPLE, AND YOU WILL HEAR THEIR CONCERNS.

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>> PRESIDENT B. ALL OF THE CHANGES THAT WERE UNDERLINED, SENT OUT IN THE REVISED DOCUMENT, PLUS THE ONES THAT WE'VE JUST AGREED UPON THAT ARE ON THE SCREEN? ALL THE CHANGES THAT ARE ON THE SCREEN NOW?

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

>> D. SMITH: I ACCEPT. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: ANY REVISIONS ON THE AMENDMENTS ONLY?

[7.D. Ordinance No. 05-2019 Adoption of City Code Replacement Pages An Ordinance to Revise the Codified Ordinances by Adopting Current Replacement Pages.]

SIGNIFY BY SAYING AYE. OPPOSED, LIKE SIGN.

OKAY. IF NOT, ALL THOSE IN FAVOR OF THE RESOLUTION AS AMENDED SIGNIFY BY SAYING AYE.

OPPOSED? MR. FOUST, THANK YOU VERY MUCH BRINGING US FORWARD IN THIS AREA.

THE STATEMENT REGARDING THE -- ALL RIGHT.

[8.A.I. Review Report from 2019 Worthington City Council Retreat]

NUMBER 5-2019, ADOPTING THE CITY CODE REPLACEMENT PAGES, WHICH I'M SURE EVERYONE FOUND VERY STIMULATING, MOVED BY MISS KOWALCZYK, SECONDED BY MS. DOROTHY.

MS. DOROTHY, SECONDED BY MR. MYERS.

IF NOT, ALL THOSE IN FAVOR SIGNIFY BY SAYING AYE.

>> MICHAEL, THIS IS AN ORDINANCE FOR INTRODUCTION.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: SORRY, THIS ORDINANCE IT WILL BE HEARD. I GOT CAUGHT UP IN ALL THE RESOLUTIONS GOING HERE. THANK YOU.

REVIEWING THE REPORT OF THE 2019 CITY COUNCIL RETREAT.

MR. GREESON. FIRST OF ALL, LET ME THANK YOU FOR THAT DISCUSSION YOU JUST HAD.

AND SOMETIMES TALKING ABOUT FUTURE PROCESSES CAN SEEM A LITTLE SOFT OR NOT VERY ACTION-ORIENTED, BUT YOU'RE LAYING THE GROUNDWORK FOR A REALLY SUCCESSFUL ENDEAVOR.

AND I JUST WANT TO THANK YOU FOR DOING THAT.

ONE OF THE THINGS WE THOUGHT WAS IMPORTANT FAIRLY QUICKLY AFTER THE RETREAT IS O ISSUE NOTES AND A REPORT ON THAT.

WE WANT TO AGAIN THANK YOU FOR TAKING THE TIME OUT OF YOUR BUSY SCHEDULE TO SPEND THE WEEKEND WITH US.

REVIEW, DISCUSS, AND AFFIRM THIS REPORT AND DECIDE WHETHER THE NOTES AND REPORT APPROPRIATELY PORTRAY THE CONCLUSIONS YOU CAME TO AT THE RETREAT. IF YOU'RE COMFORTABLE, YOU CAN AFFIRM IT BY A SIMPLE MOTION YBEFORE YOU GET INTO THE CONTEN, I WANT TO TOUCH BASE ON HOW STAFF IS GOING TO FOLLOW UP ON SOME OF WHAT WE LEARNED. THE FIRST THING IS WE'RE GOING VERSION OF THE COUNCIL EXPECTATIONS DOCUMENT.

THIS IS YOUR DOCUMENT THAT YOU TALKED ABOUT FRIDAY NIGHT.

MEETING IN MARCH, WE'LL HAVE THE AGENDA OUT ON THURSDAY.

AND AT THE MARCH COMMITTEE, WE'RE GOING TO START A PRACTICE YOU REQUESTED OF SCHEDULING SOME TIME FOR COUNCIL TO DISCUSS ITEMS THEY MIGHT WANT TO PLACE ON THE AGENDA AND HOW THOSE MIGHT RELATE TO ESTABLISH ADDITIONALLY, WE'RE GOING TO PREPARE FOR THAT COMMITTEE WHAT WE'RE CALLING A LOOK-AHEAD AGENDA. SUBSTANTIVE ITEMS COMING ON THE AGENDA IN THE MONTH AHEAD. SO EXPECT THAT IN MARCH.

PROBABLY MOST IMPORTANTLY, WE ARE BEGINNING SOME STAFF WORKLIST ITEMS. YOU SAW THAT IN THE MEMO I WROTE TO YOU A LITTLE BIT ABOUT HOW WE'RE GOING TO APPROACH THAT.

I DON'T KNOW EXACTLY HOW ALL THAT'S GOING TO WORK RIGHT NOW THERE. INTERNAL DISCUSSIONS AND DEVELOP A STRATEGY AND SCHEDULE FOR THE COMMITTEE TO HOLD PRESENTATIONS AND WE'LL BRING THAT BACK TO YOU FOR SOME FEEDBACK.

AS THE MEMO POINTED OUT, WE'LL ALSO BE ASKING IN THE FUTURE FR SOME CLARIFICATION. CALLED TIMING DRIVEN BY OTHERS.

SOME OF THOSE FELL OFF THE LIST, THINGS WE'RE GOING TO REACT TO AS THEY COME UP. OTHERS YOU WANTED US TO BE A LITTLE MORE PROACTIVE ON. WE'RE GOING TO NEED TO SEEK CLARIFICATION ON WHAT THAT MEANT.

TALK ABOUT THAT AT THE RETREAT. EXPECT US TO COME BACK WITH SOME

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THOUGHTS ON THAT. WITH THAT BEING SAID, WE'D LIKE YOU TO DISCUSS THE RETREAT REPORT AND ASK YOU IF IT REFLECTS YOUR CONCLUSIONS.

>> I HAVE ONE REQUEST FOR CLARIFICATION.

I'M SORRY, 63 AND 64. AND JUST -- THERE WERE FOUR ITEMS WE LISTED UNDER THE CATEGORY OF PROACTIVITY ON TIMING DRIVEN BY OTHER ITEMS, WHICH WAS BOUNDLESS, CODA TURNAROUND, NCR, AND SWIMMING. AND I WANT TO UNDERSTAND WHERE THOSE FOUR INTER-DE INTERTWINE E THINGS THAT ARE ABOVE.

I GUESS FOR EXAMPLE, I'M A BIT OF A CHAMPION FOR SWIMMING IN THIS PARTICULAR CASE. PRIORITY IS ON THOSE FOUR ITEMS VERSUS THE STUFF ABOVE? DISCUSSION.

STAFF WILL SPEND A LITTLE BIT OF TIME.

WELL, THINKING ABOUT WAYS THAT WE COULD BE PROACTIVE, FOR INSTANCE, IN SWIMMING. IT COULD MEAN SOMETHING AS SIMPLE AS ASKING THEM TO GIVE US PERIODIC UPDATES, WAYS THAT WE COULD BE PROACTIVE, COME BACK AND ASK YOU A. DOES THIS EFLECT WHAT YOU WANT IN TERMS OF PROACTIVITY ON THESE ISSUES, AND THEN SECOND, WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO SAY -- TO DISCUSS HOW THOSE FIT WITH THE OTHER WORKLIST ITEMS. PRIORITY BECAUSE I'M COMPARING APPLES TO MONKEYS? THINGS THAT WAS MENTIONED AT THE RETREAT WAS TO ASK SWIMMING TO COME IN AND GIVE US A PRESENTATION.

THINK I SAW IT IN HERE THAT THOSE PRIORITIES -- AND I'M ASSUMING ONE WAY THAT THE TIMING DRIVEN BY OTHERS MIGHT BE PROACTIVE IS THAT THOSE THINGS WILL THEN FORM COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE MEETINGS, SETTING FORTH THOSE PRIORITIES, THINGS WE DISCUSSED ABOUT AT THE RETREAT. AM I RIGHT?

>> THAT THE TOP PRIORITIES ARE GOING TO BE INCLUDED AS

COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE? >> PRO TEM S. MYERS: THAT WILL FORM OUR COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE MEETINGS FOR THE UPCOMING YEAR AND POSSIBLY THIS PROACTIVE, DRIVEN BY OTHERS MIGHT BE INCLUDED IN THAT. THAT MIGHT BE ONE WAY.

I DON'T KNOW. AND -- A RENEWED COMMITMENT TO -- THREE MEETINGS A MONTH. THE FIRST AND THIRD MEETINGS ARE BUSINESS MEETINGS. SOME COUNCILS HAVE SEPARATE COMMITTEES THAT MEET ON DIFFERENT THINGS.

SMALL CITY THAT WE FELT IT BENEFITS THAT WE ALL MEET

[8.B.I. Community Visioning Project]

TOGETHER AND WE GET IN-DEPTH INFORMATION ON SPECIFIC TOPICS SO THAT WE CAN BETTER LEARN IN HELPING US IN FUTURE DECISION-MAKING. THE COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE.

ANY OTHER . . .? THEN, MS. KOWALCZYK MOVES THAT WE ACCEPT THE MINUTES AND NOTES OF THE RETREAT.

ANY FURTHER DISCUSSION? SAYING AYE.

OPPOSED? NOW I THINK WE'RE GETTING NTO THE MEAT OF OUR MEETING TONIGHT. AND THAT IS GETTING INTO THE COMMUNITY VISIONING PROJECT. AND HOW TO BEGIN THE DISCUSSION.

MR. GREESON, DID YOU WANT TO START? YOUR DISCUSSION. BUT I DO WANT TO JUST TALK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THE MATERIALS OR NOT USE TO YOUR PLEASURE TONIGHT. ON SOME ISSUES.

SO WE LAID OUT A NUMBER OF MATERIALS THIS EVENING TO ASSIST YOU IN YOUR DIALOGUE AS YOU MOVE FORWARD.

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PURPOSE ABOUT THE PROCESS. MR. FOUST REFERENCED IT AS THE BIG THREE-PAGE DOCUMENT THAT I THINK THAT I SHARED WITH HIM THIS PAST WEEK. WHERE THAT CAME FROM.

YOU MAY RECALL THAT I INTERVIEWED EACH OF YOU ABOUT THE VISIONING PROCESS MID-LAST YEAR AND WROTE A MEMO THAT I SHARED AT A COUNCIL MEETING THAT I DIDN'T TRY TO DRAFT ANYTHING FROM WHOLE CLOTH AGAIN. I JUST TOOK THOSE.

THERE'S A COUPLE OF ADDITIONS. THERE'S A PREAMBLE AS WELL AS A BULLET THAT WAS ADDED ABOUT DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES.

SO THAT'S THE O ORIGIN OF THAT DOCUMENT.

CAME FROM CONVERSATIONS WITH YOU AND MAY OR MAY NOT REFLECT WHERE YOU ARE TODAY ABOUT THIS PROCESS.

INFORMATION FROM DOCTOR MARLO'S PROCESS ARCHITECTURE COMMITTEE CHARTER. AGAIN, THIS IS INFORMATION YOU CAN USE AS PART OF YOUR DELIBERATIONS.

COMMITTEE, THE PURPOSE OF THAT COMMITTEE IS REALLY IMPERATIVE TO LAY OUT WHAT YOUR EXPECTATIONS OF THAT COMMITTEE, THE ROLE OF ITS OFFICERS, ETC. AND THEN LASTLY THERE'S SOME INFORMATION, BOTH THAT DR. MARLOW HAD PROVIDED IN HIS REPORT, AND MORE SPECIFICALLY SOME INFORMATION THAT COUNCILMEMBER SMITH HAD PROVIDED THAT RELATES TO RECOMMENDATIONS ABOUT HOW YOU CAN APPROACH THE COMMITTEE STRUCTURE AND THE APPOINTMENT PROCESS. PLENTY OF MATERIALS BEFORE YOU TO HELP GUIDE THE DISCUSSION, AND WE'LL ASSIST IN ANY WAY YOU DESIRE. TO REACH COMMON CITY COUNCIL AGREEMENT ON THESE IMPORTANT ITEMS. BIT, AND THEN I'LL BE QUIET AFTER I MAKE MY REMARKS HERE.

IN THESE EARLY STEPS, I THINK WE SHOULD BE THINKING ABOUT AND STARTING HAVING YOU DEFINE WHAT THE ROLE AND EXPECTATIONS OF THE COUNCIL WILL BE IN THE PROCESS. YOU'RE STARTING THAT TONIGHT TALKING ABOUT SOME OF THESE DOCUMENTS.

ROLE OF THE COMMITTEE IS. YOU'RE GOING TO BE DOING THAT WHEN YOU TALK ABOUT THE COMMITTEE CHARTER.

TALK ABOUT WHAT THE ROLE OF STAFF WILL BE, , AND EVENTUALLY WHAT THE ROLE OF FACILITATOR WILL BE IF YOU CHOOSE TO USE ONE. SO, JUST SOME NOTES FROM ME.

WHILE WE DON'T HAVE TO DECIDE ALL OF THAT TONIGHT, WE CERTAINLY NEED TO BE CLEAR ON ALL THOSE THINGS BEFORE WE LAUNCH THE PROCESS, BECAUSE THOSE THINGS WILL MAKE THE PROPROCESS SUCCESSFUL. IF YOU DESIRE OR PLAN TO USE A FACILITATOR, SOMETIME SOON IS GOOD TO REACH THAT CONCLUSION, I THINK. THAT TEAM OF PEOPLE TO BENEFIT FROM YOUR CONVERSATION, TO ADVISE YOU AND BE A PART OF WORKING WITH YOU ON DEVELOPING THIS EFFORT.

SINCE WE SEPARATED AT THE RETREAT, THE UMCH PROPERTY FROM THE COMMUNITY VISIONING MANAGING KIND OF A PARALLEL AND CONNECTED DISPUTE RESOLUTION PROCESS RELATED TO THE UMCH PROPERTY. RUN THAT IN TANDEM WITH THE COMMUNITY VISIONING PROCESS, THINK YOU'RE IN A IFFERENT SPOT. POINT WHERE IT MAY BE PROSPECT, APPROPRIATE TO ISSUE A REQUEST FOR FACILITATION SERVICES IF YOU DESIRE TO USE A FACILITATOR FOR THE COMMUNITY VISIONING PROCESS.

IF YOU DECIDE TO USE ONE, I THINK YOU SHOULD STRONGLY CONSIDER ISSUING AN RFP OR PROBABLY A QUALIFICATIONS AND COST-BASED PROPOSAL. THAT'S ALL I HAVE TO SAY.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: THERE PEOPLE THAT WOULD BE -- THAT COULD BE ASKED TO SUBMIT RESULTS ON A REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL.

>> MANAGER M. GREESON: YEAH, I THINK WHEN WE APPROACH THESE TYPE OF PROJECTS, THERE WILL BE FOLKS WE ARE FAMILIAR WITH, MEANING WE KNOW THEY'RE IN THE MARKETPLACE REGIONALLY,

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STATEWIDE, NATIONALLY. AND OFTEN WE'LL ASK YOU WHO YOU KNOW OR OTHER OMMUNITY PARTNERS WHO THEY KNOW.

AND THEN LOOK AT OTHER PEOPLE WHO HAVE CONDUCTED THESE PROCESSES IN THEIR LIST, BECAUSE THEY MAY BE FAMILIAR.

SO THAT'S HOW WE GO ABOUT USUALLY COLLECTING A QUALIFIED LIST. PROCESSES MORE RECENTLY.

WE'RE NOT IN UNCHARTED TERRITORY HERE.

>> PRESIDENT B. WHERE TO BEGIN, BECAUSE THE ICEBERG IS HUGE. I'M TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHERE THE TIP OF THIS ICEBERG IS THAT WE NEED TO START WITH.

AND I DON'T KNOW IF WE START WITH WHAT IS THE PURPOSE -- YOU KNOW, THE PURPOSE THAT WE WANT, OR DO WE WANT TO START WITH HOW -- WHO DO WE WANT TO HAVE ON IT AND PERHAPS INVOLVE SOME OF WHO OUR FUTURE COMMITTEE IS TO HELP FURTHER DEFINE WHAT OUR PURPOSE IS. SO I'M NOT SURE WHERE TO START.

I'M OPEN. >> PRO TEM S. MYERS: CAN I WITH? FACILITATOR?

>> I THOUGHT YOU SAID EASY.

I DON'T THINK. THINGS, THIS ONE SHOULD BE ONE OF THE EASIER ONES. I WOULD LOBBY FOR YES, FOR SOMEONE THAT CAN HELP, MAYBE, ON THE FRONT END GUIDE US WITH SOME OF THE DRAFTING REQUIREMENTS, BECAUSE THEY'VE D DONE IT BEFOR, SOME OF THE CHARTER REQUIREMENTS.

SOMEONE TO KEEP THE GROUP FOCUSED, TO KEEP THE GROUP ON TASK. SOMEONE WHO CAN GUIDE AND JUST MAYBE PUT THE RAILS -- THE GUARDRAILS N.

>> I SUGGEST WE JUST TAKE A QUICK POLL OF SEVEN AND SEE WHAT

WE GET. >> PRESIDENT B.

NO? OKAY.

AND SEE WHAT DAVE -- NO, YES. >> PRESIDENT B.

MICHAEL: MR. SMITH. THE COMMITTEE.

I THINK THE CRUCIAL PART TO HAVE A FACILITATOR, IF WE HAVE ONE AT ALL, IS NOT FOR US TO DETERMINE WHAT THE ARCHITECTURE IS NECESSARILY, NOT FOR US TO DETERMINE OUR SELECTION PROCESS OF WHO'S GOING TO E ON THE COMMITTEE.

OF US AS OUR PROCESS. WHAT I DO THINK SOMEBODY, YOU KNOW, A FACILITATOR WOULD COME IN HANDY MAYBE IS THE FIRST COMMITTEE MEETING WHERE THEY DON'T HAVE A LEADER, THEY DON'T HAVE A CHAIR. ASSUMING THERE WILL BE A CHAIR.

THEY DON'T HAVE LEADERSHIP ON THE COMMITTEE, ASSUMING THERE'S LEADERSHIP ON THE COMMITTEE. SOMEBODY TO LEAD THE FIRST MEETING. MEETING?

>> I AM FOR A FACILITATOR. BUT I AM AGAINST REINVENTING THE WHEEL. SOMETHING IN MY OCCUPATION, I ALWAYS START WITH WHAT I KNOW AND WHAT I'VE DONE IN THE PAST.

WHEN WE GO TO DRAFT THE ARCHITECTURE, THE CHARGE, THE CHARTER, WHATEVER WE WANT TO CALL THIS THING, IT WOULD CERTAINLY BE HELPFUL TO ME IF I HAD AN EXPERT WHO HAD DONE IT BEFORE WHO COULD GIVE ME SAMPLES THAT I COULD DIGEST, AND MANIPULATE. MORE AT THE HEAD END.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: MS. DOROTHY.

GUIDE. MY OWN, THAT'S FOR URE.

I MEAN, I DID GO THROUGH SOME REVISIONS OF OUR COMPREHENSIVE PLAN, BUT I WOULD DEFINITELY NEED HELP.

FACILITATION HELP THROUGH THIS PROCESS, SO I'M DEFINITELY FOR

SOME HELP, ABSOLUTELY. >> PRESIDENT B.

WITH COUNCILMEMBERS MYERS AND DOROTHY THAT I THINK WE WOULD BENEFIT FROM A FACILITATOR THAT HAS SOME EXPERIENCE IN THIS, COULD GIVE US SOME RECOMMENDATIONS AND SOME GUIDANCE AND KEEP US ON TASK, SOMEONE THAT COULD HELP US MOVE

THIS PROJECT FORWARD. >> PRESIDENT B.

AND MY SENSE IS THAT NONE OF US WANT THE FACILITATOR TO DO OUR JOB FOR US. DO SOME OF THE WORK, THE FOCAL POINT, KEEP US ON TASK MORE UP FRONT THAN LATER ON.

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I'D BE INTERESTED IN LOOKING AT A HANDFUL OF RESUMES AND TALKING QUICK DECISION AND NOT ALLOWING THIS TO DELAY US TOO MUCH.

TO, YOU KNOW, SOMEWHERE BETWEEN DOUG, WHAT YOU'RE PROPOSING AND MAYBE SOMETHING AT THE OTHER EXTREME WHERE WE CAN SEE WHAT THE OTHER -- YOU KNOW, WHAT THESE EXPERTS -- PART OF THE RFQ, ALSO. REPLIES? TWO DIFFERENT THINGS. AND HELP ME -- I MAY NOT HAVE PROCESSED IT APPROPRIATELY. SO I HEARD YOU SAY AN RFP OR Q

OR SOME BLEND OF THOSE TWO. >> I'M PROBABLY ASKING FOR AN

RFP, NOT AN RFQ. >> MANAGER M. GREESON: IT'S BOTH. WORD.

IN THE LAST YEAR WE COULD HAVE A DRAFT OF THAT FOR APPROVAL AT YOUR FIRST MEETING IN MARCH. NOW, THAT'S A SEPARATE QUESTION, MR. ROBINSON, FROM WHAT YOU ASKED.

MISINTERPRET YOU -- MAYBE JUST GETTING A HANDFUL OF QUALIFIED PEOPLE AND INTERVIEWING THEM WITHOUT MAYBE THE FORMAL RFP PROCESS. AM I MISINTERPRETING THAT?

>> D. ROBINSON: AT SOME POINT, I'M SURE WE WOULD WANT TO MEET

THEM AND INTERVIEW THEM. >> MANAGER M. GREESON: I WOULD THINK MOST CONSULTANTS WOULD WANT THREE WEEKS TO AS MUCH A MONTH. TALKING.

RFP OR WHATEVER WE'RE CALLING IT OUT, AND THEN HOW LONG UNTIL WE GET -- YOU KNOW. PREPARED TO GET IT OUT ONE WEEK, HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE BEFORE WE WE HAVE SOME TIMELINE IDEA.

>> MANAGER M. GREESON: I WOULD RECOMMEND WE HAVE IT BEFORE YOU TO APPROVE TO MAKE SURE THAT THE CRITERIA AND WHAT WE'RE ASKING FOR IS AT YOUR NEXT MEETING. I BELIEVE WE CAN DO THAT.

AND THEN, YOU KNOW, 30 DAYS UNTIL IT'S BACK ON YOUR AGENDA.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: SO MARCH MEETING.

RESPOND. SECOND MEETING WE'D BE ABLE TO HAVE SOME PROPOSALS TO REVIEW. WORK IN BETWEEN.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: BY ALSO OF HAVING SOME FACILITATION. THAN I WAS INITIALLY THINKING.

I THOUGHT WE WERE TALKING ABOUT AT ONE POINT, A TOUR GUIDE IF YOU WILL FOR THE COMMITTEE ITSELF.

THE COMMITTEE PROCESS ESTABLISHED.

MUCH AS A PERSON TO HELP US. WE CAN DO A LOT OF WHAT'S ON THESE FIRST SEVERAL STEPS ON OUR OWN.

GET LEGS. AND MORE THAN JUST A MEETING, BUT TO HELP THE COMMITTEE MAYBE THROUGH THE PROCESS, OR AT LEAST UP TO THE POINT WHERE THEY FEEL THEY'VE GOT THEIR OWN STRUCTURE, AND THEY'VE GOT A WAY TO OPERATE THAT WORKS FOR THE GROUP.

I REALLY DIDN'T SEE THIS AS BEING A GUIDE FOR US.

>> I DON'T SEE WHY WE CAN'T GO AHEAD AND BE WORKING ON DRAFTING THINGS RIGHT NOW. DR. MARLOW SAID THE COMMITTEE SHOULD BE ASKING CERTAIN WELL, I ADDED A WHOLE BUNCH OF QUESTIONS. BUT WE CAN DECIDE.

THAT'S THE KIND OF WAY WE WANT THE COMMITTEE.

IN THE COMMITTEE'S CHARTER. IS THAT HOW WE WANT TO FRAME IT.

WE CAN BE WORKING ON THAT. IT SURE WOULD BE NICE, IF WE ABOUT HAVE THAT ALL DONE AND WE'VE GOT SOMEONE WHO HAS DONE THIS IN 15 DIFFERENT CITIES THAT BUT BOY DID IT FAIL IN OMAHA.

OR WHATEVER IT HAPPENS TO BE. WE CAN BOUNCE THOSE FINAL IDEAS OFF AND THEY MAY HAVE -- AND THEN TAKES IT TO HELP GET THAT COMMITTEE STARTED. AND THEN OCCASIONALLY TOUCH BASE, TOUCH BACK WITH THAT COMMITTEE AGAIN.

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MEETING, COULD BE THERE BY TELEPHONE, WHATEVER IT HAPPENS

LITTLE BIT OF BOTH. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: PART WANT THIS VISIONING PROCESS TO BE CITIZEN-LED, AND THAT THE CITIZENS ARE REALLY DECIDING IT, IT'S NICE FOR THEM TO HAVE A FACILITATOR WHO IS CHARGED TO WORK WITH THAT GROUP TO HELP THAT GROUP FACILITATE WHAT THAT GROUP WANTS TO DO AS OPPOSED TO CITY STAFF COMING IN WHERE PEOPLE WILL TURN AROUND AND SAY OH, THE CITY STAFF ARE JUST TRYING TO MANIPULATE SO THAT IT IS TRULY OPEN, IT'S TRULY REACHING.

BETTER IF WE HAVE AN OUTSIDE FACILITATOR HELPING GUIDE THIS, BECAUSE IT'S NOT SOMEBODY WHO'S INSIDE THE PROCESS.

PRESIDENT. TYPICAL PERIOD TO GIVE FOLKS TO REPLY, BUT COULD WE SHORTEN IT TO TWO WEEKS?

>> MANAGER M. GREESON: WE IT MIGHT BE A WEEK BEFORE THEY -- YOU KNOW, IT GETS OUT THERE.

NIGHT, WE SEND IT OUT ON A TUESDAY, THEY SEE IT ON A WEDNESDAY OR WHENEVER AND MY GUESS IS THAT ONLY GIVES THEM ABOUT THREE WEEKS TO WE CAN SHORTEN IT BUT IT MIGHT AFFECT THE QUALITY OF YOUR RESPONSES.

OR IT MIGHT AFFECT THE QUALITY >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: BUT WORKING DOWN THE PATH. I HEAR THIS COUNCIL WANTING TO WORK ON THIS PROJECT EVERY MEETING, AT LEAST SOME TIME OF EACH MEETING WORKING ON KEEPING THIS PROCESS MOVING FORWARD.

>> MANAGER M. GREESON: MR. LINDSAY MAKES A GOOD POINT. QUALITY OR NUMBER OF RESPONSES, BUT WE COULD SIGNAL TO PEOPLE THAT THIS IS COMING, E PREPARED, WATCH FOR IT, SO THAT THEY CAN --

>> PRO TEM S. MYERS: COMMITTED AND IF WE GO OVER THE END OF THE YEAR, WE GO OVER THE END OF THE YEAR.

IF IT TAKES US 18 MONTHS INSTEAD OF 12 MONTHS, THAT'S OKAY.

I WANT TO MAKE SURE THIS IS FOR WORTHINGTON FOR THE NEXT 20 YEARS, I DON'T KNOW THAT A SOMEBODY ON BOARD IS GOING TO MAKE THAT BIG OF A DIFFERENCE AT RIGHT PERSON.

THAN -- THAT PEOPLE FEEL THAT SOMETHING IS OUT THERE, SOMETHING IS HAPPENING, THERE'S SOMETHING DOESN'T MAKE THAT BIG OF A DIFFERENCE FOR SOMETHING THIS IMPORTANT. SURE THAT WE FIND SOMEBODY HIGH-QUALITY THAT WE'RE COUNCIL WE FEEL GOOD ABOUT.

>> PRO TEM S. MYERS: AND I'LL FRONTRUNNER THAT WE'VE ALREADY USED. STANDARD.

OBJECTIVE WITH A BETTER PLAN THAT'S MORE LOCAL, WHATEVER WE HAPPEN TO DECIDE IS THE PRIORITY.

OUR THOUGHT PROCESS WE'VE ALREADY BEEN THROUGH WITH THE FACILITATOR THAT WE ALREADY HAVE.

>> QUESTION HERE. INDIVIDUALLY AND COLLECTIVELY WITH DR. MARLOW. IS THERE ANY APPETITE FOR JUST MOVING FORWARD WITH SELECTING DR. MARLOW? I DO. MATT WOULD BE THE FIRST TO SAY THAT DR. MARLOW'S EXPERTISE IS IN SOME WAYS CONFLICT RESOLUTION AND THERE ARE OTHER FOLKS THAT ARE MORE FOCUSED ON VISIONING, PER SE. FOLKS ALSO LOCALLY OR AT LEAST REGIONALLY WITHIN OHIO AND ALSO FRANKLY SOMEONE THAT IS COMPLETELY INDEPENDENT WITH NO FORMER TIES WITH ANY STAFF OR COUNCILMEMBERS. OURSELVES TO INTERVIEW OTHER FOLKS. MARLOW, GREAT, BUT I THINK WE'VE GOT TO LOOK AT SOME OTHER PEOPLE.

I DO AGREE. I THINK DR. MARLOW MANAGED TO GET US TO AGREE TO A NUMBER OF THINGS, SO I THINK HE HAS GREAT SKILLS THAT HE BRINGS AND HAS EXHIBITED THEM.

FACT THAT HE IS OUTSIDE OF THE AREA, HAVING SOMEBODY LOCAL WHO CAN DEVOTE TIME AND BE ABLE TO SCHEDULE THINGS A LITTLE MORE EASILY MIGHT BE WORTH, YOU KNOW, EXPLORING OTHER OPTIONS.

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BUT I ALSO THINK VERY HIGHLY OF THE WORK THAT HE'S DONE FOR US SO FAR, DR. MARLOW HAS DONE. B

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: TRY TO MOVE US FORWARD.

TALKING ABOUT INCLUDING DR. MARLOW IN THE GROUP OF PEOPLE, BUT ALSO LOOKING AT OTHER ENTITIES THAT IGHT BE INTERESTED THAT MAY BE MORE LOCAL IN NATURE.

>> LET'S ASSUME THAT DR. MARLOW, AFTER SPENDING A WEEKEND WITH US, WANTS TO COME BACK.

BRUISED. >> DR. MARLOW LIVES IN FLORIDA.

THAT'S WHY THEY'RE HAVING FUN. >> MEMOMADAM PRESIDENT, I LIKE E SUGGESTION FROM STAFF. I THINK WE COULD CERTAINLY LOOK TO STAFF TO CAPTURE IN A PARAGRAPH OR TWO, JUST A ROUGH DESCRIPTION OF WHAT THE RFP THAT'S FORTHCOMING WILL LOOK LIKE AND AT LEAST GET THAT DESCRIPTION OUT IN ADVANCE.

I DON'T WANT TO SPEAK FOR COUNCIL, BUT ARE THE REST OF YOU COMFORTABLE WITH THE IDEA OF STAFF PUTTING SOME ADVANCE NOTICE OUT THAT THIS IS COMING, IN THE INTEREST OF AT LEAST KEEPING THE PROCESS, OR GETTING THE PROCESS JUMP-STARTED?

>> OH, YES. TONIGHT.

>> WE HAVE THAT FINELY CRAFTED RESOLUTION THAT WE JUST DRAFTED THAT THE CITY MANAGER COULD CONSULT.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: OKAY. ALL RIGHT.

YES. >> HOW ABOUT ANOTHER ONE THAT WON'T BE QUITE AS EASY? DOES ANYONE WANT TO TAKE A SHOT AS HOW WE'RE GOING TO APPOINT THE COMMITTEE?

>> D. SMITH: MIGHT I JUMP IN HERE? GANT CHART, FOR H THOSE OF YOU N THE PROCESS WORLD, I TOOK A LITTLE BIT OF TIME IN THE PAST WEEK TO CREATE WHAT IS NOW, I SEE, A FLAWED GANT CHART, BECAUSE THE DATES AREN'T CORRECT AND IF WE'RE HIRING A FACILITATOR, SOME OF THESE BOXES GET SHIFTED A LITTLE, WHICH IS FINE.

BELIEVE. THAT GANT CHART IS A NUMBER OF ITEMS THAT I WORKED ON, NOT WITH ANY OTHER INTENT THAN TO MOVE THIS FORWARD AS A STARTING POINT, PERHAPS.

OR YOU CAN SAY -- NOW I HAVE AN IDEA FOR SOMETHING ELSE.

WHAT I THINK WE CAN ACCOMPLISH TONIGHT IS MAYBE STARTING TO TALK ABOUT THE SELECTION PROCESS FOR COMMITTEE MEMBERS.

BUT I THINK WHAT WE CAN RESOLVE TONIGHT IS THE MISSION OF THE COMMITTEE, BECAUSE THE WAY I SEE THE FLOW -- AND FEEL FREE TO CORRECT ME IF I'M WRONG ABOUT WAY.

TO -- IF WE ANNOUNCE THIS OR SOLICIT FOR APPLICATIONS TO THE PUBLIC, OR HOWEVER WE GO ABOUT ASKING PEOPLE TO COME ON BOARD, WE NEED TO FIGURE OUT WHAT IT IS THEY'RE COMING ON BOARD TO.

AND THAT IS A MISSION STATEMENT. AND I KNOW AT THE RETREAT WE ALSO DISCUSSED CREATING A JOB DESCRIPTION FOR THESE FOLKS, WHICH I ALSO INCLUDED IN THIS AS AN ATTEMPT TO GET THE CONVERSATION ABOUT A OB DESCRIPTION STARTED.

I STRONGLY BELIEVE TONIGHT WE CAN EVEN SOLIDIFY THE MISSION STATEMENT AND THE JOB DESCRIPTION AND BEGIN CONVERSATIONS ABOUT THE SELECTION PROCESS THAT DOESN'T NEED TO BE COMPLETED UNTIL THE NEXT MEETING OR THE FOLLOWING EVEN, WHICH IS IDENTIFIED IN THE GANT CHART EVEN WITHOUT THE CORRECT DATES. I'LL LEAVE IT THERE.

THOUGHTS? >> I WILL SAY THAT I AM OFFENDED BY THE FIRST SENTENCE OF YOUR JOB DESCRIPTION.

ESPECIALLY COMING FROM A MAN AS YOUNG AS YOU ARE.

YOU HAVE CUT OUT A SIGNIFICANT PORTION -- INCLUDING MYSELF -- FROM THIS PROCESS. I MAY NOT BE ALIVE IN TEN YEARS,

COME ON. >> D. SMITH: THAT'S AN EASY QUESTION TO ANSWER. TEN YEARS?

>> PRO TEM S. MYERS: I DON'T KNOW.

THIS POINT. >> HAVE YOU PURCHASED YOUR BURIAL PLOT? KNOW.

>> PRESIDENT B. I MEAN, BECAUSE THERE ARE PEOPLE WHO HAVE -- I'M JUST WONDERING -- I DECIDED TO PUT IT IN JUST TO SEE WHAT YOUR REACTIONS WOULD BE. AND TOOK OUT SOMEBODY ON THE COMMITTEE MUST HAVE LIVED HERE FOR X AMOUNT OF TIME AS WELL.

SO I TOOK THAT OUT, BUT I'M HAPPY TO DELETE THAT.

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>> PRO TEM S. MYERS: I'M BEING PARTIALLY FACETIOUS WITH THAT.

I STRUGGLE WITH THE RESIDENCY REQUIREMENT, BECAUSE, YEAH, IT'S PROBABLY RIGHT. SHOULD -- IT WOULD MAKE SENSE -- I DON'T KNOW IF WE SHOULD, BUT IT WOULD MAKE SENSE TO HAVE SOMEONE FROM, SAY, WORTHINGTON THEY MAY NOT BE A WORTHINGTON RESIDENT, BUT THEY MAY BE THE RIGHT PORTION TO -- PERSON TO REPRESENT THAT PORTION OF THE TOWN.

HAVE NOT DECIDED THAT. >> D. SMITH: PART OF THE WILL CREATE WITH THE HELP OF THE FACILITATOR I BELIEVE, AT THIS POINT. COMMITTEE MEMBERS WILL REACH OUT TO. AND WHAT KIND OF -- CALL THEMSELVES COMMITTEES, OR AD HOC COMMITTEES UNDER THE LARGER COMMITTEE THAT WILL REPRESENT THOSE GROUPS AND THOSE INTERESTS. SO I DON'T DISAGREE WITH YOU THAT WE SHOULD EXCLUDE BUSINESS REPRESENTATIVES AND WORTHINGTON FINE EXAMPLE. BUT I DON'T THINK, UNLESS BE ON THE COMMITTEE THAT DECIDES THE STRUCTURE.

>> I HAVE BEEN STRUGGLING WITH THAT ALSO, JUST WITH HE RESIDENT REQUIREMENT AND THE FACT THAT WE'RE ALREADY PART OF A REALLY SEGREGATED AREA IN CECENTRAL OHIO.

WE ARE 92% WHITE, FRANKLIN COUNTY IS 65% WHITE.

WE HAVE MUCH HIGHER SOCIOECONOMIC STATUS, WHICH OBVIOUSLY WE ENJOY A LOT OF OPPORTUNITIES BECAUSE OF THAT.

BUT THIS IS A GROWING REGION. AND WHAT, IF ANY INFLUENCE SHOULD PEOPLE WHO DON'T LIVE HERE -- BUT HOW MUCH HAVE WE BEEN EXCLUDING PEOPLE FROM BEING ABLE TO LIVE HERE THROUGHOUT THE YEARS? PLATTED WITH RACE AS A REQUIREMENT. BEFORE THE LAWS CHANGED IN THE '60S TO GET THAT OUT OF THE DEED RESTRICTIONS.

BUT THERE'S A LOT OF ALREADY-INSTITUTIONAL INFLUENCES WORTHINGTON AND SHOULD WE REQUIREMENT.

WE OUGHT TO TALK ABOUT THE COMMITTEE STRUCTURE.

IF WE'RE TALKING SEVEN PEOPLE AS THE BASIS, WE MIGHT HAVE ONE THOUGHT OF WHO SERVES ON IT. IF WE'RE TALKING 21 PEOPLE AS A BASIS, WE MAY HAVE A DIFFERENT VIEW ON THE QUALIFICATIONS FOR WHO SHOULD SERVE ON IT. I DON'T KNOW.

COMMENT AND TRYING TO ADDRESS RESIDENCE AND WHATEVER ELSE, THESE PROBABLY AREN'T THE RIGHT WORDS, SO GIVE ME A LITTLE LEEWAY. THE EFFECT OF, VISIONING COMMITTEE MEMBERS ARE REQUIRED TO DEMONSTRATE A CLEAR, MEANINGFUL, AND ENDURING -- WHICH COULD BE -- HINDSIGHT -- CLEAR, MEANINGFUL AND ENDURING TIE TO THE WORTHINGTON

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: WHAT

>> I KNEW I'D GET YOU WITH THAT. >> I THINK COUNCIL MEMBER DOROTHY MAKES SOME EXCELLENT POINTS.

RANGE OF VOICES SHOULD BE ACTIVELY SOLICITED AND SOUGHT DURING OUR DISCUSSIONS AND VISIONING PROCESS.

FOR THE COMMITTEE ITSELF, I FIND MYSELF SORT OF CONSTITUTIONALLY THINKING THAT IT OUGHT TO BE SOMEONE WHO LIVES HERE.

BUT YOU MAKE SOME EXCELLENT POINTS.

COMMITTEE IS AWARE OF THESE ISSUES IF WE CAN'T SPECIFICALLY ADDRESS THEM BY HOW WE APPOINT THE COMMITTEE.

OR THE AWARENESS OF WANTING TO BE INCLUSIVE AND ENSURING WE'RE NOT -- THAT THE COMMITTEE -- RECOGNIZING IMPLICIT BIAS AND WHAT THAT BRINGS TO DECIDING WHO WE TALK TO, HOW THEY REACH OUT

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TO PEOPLE, AND THINGS LIKE THAT. SO I DO THINK IT'S IMPORTANT AS THE COMMITTEE MOVES FORWARD THAT THERE'S SOME EDUCATION ON HOW THEY PROCEED WITH THOSE THINGS IN MIND THAT COUNCIL MEMBER

DOROTHY BROUGHT P. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: LIKE MR. FOUST'S SUGGESTIONS THAT THE COMMITTEE MEMBER IS REQUIRED TO DEMONSTRATE A MEANINGFUL AND ENDURING TIE WITH THE WORTHINGTON COMMUNITY. FORWARD.

>> B. KOWALCZYK: BETTER, >> WHAT'S THE THINKING ABOUT THE WHOLE RESIDENT THING, COULD WE SAY CURRENT RESIDENT AS OPPOSED TO PAST, ND FUTURE? AND THAT GETS TO THE ISSUE, CURRENT RESIDENT, YOU COULD BE HERE THREE MONTHS R 30 YEARS.

>> I DON'T THINK THERE SHOULD BE A TIMEFRAME.

I THINK CURRENT RESIDENT MAKES SENSE.

DEMONSTRATES MEANINGFUL -- >> IF YOU THROW RESIDENT IN, YOU DON'T NEED MEANINGFUL. IT'S ONE OR THE OTHER.

TO THE COMMUNITY, FORWARD-LOOKING, SOME INTENT TO STAY OR HISTORY WITH THE COMMUNITY? INCLUDE RESIDENT, I THINK THAT IS ENOUGH INFORMATION IN ITSELF.

BUT IF WE INCLUDE RESIDENT, THEN WE'RE MAKING IT -- THEY'RE A POOL OF 92% WHITE. I JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT

THAT'S ON THE RECORD. >> I UNDERSTAND THE REFERENCE.

I GUESS -- I THINK WHAT WE'RE TRYING TO DISCERN HERE IS WITHOUT QUESTION THE REACH OF THE PROJECT -- THE VISIONING

PROJECT SHOULD TOUCH OUTSIDE. >> I WOULD HOPE SO.

>> AS LONG AS THAT'S MADE CLEAR TO THE COMMITTEE, I THINK WHAT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT HERE IS DEFINING THE COMMITTEE, WHICH IS A CLOSER TIE TO WORTHINGTON THAN THE OVERALL REACH OF SEEKING

INPUT IN THE VISIONING PROCESS. >> THOSE ARE QUESTIONS, I BELIEVE, AGAIN, THE FACILITATOR CAN HELP US COME TO SOME SORT OF CONCLUSION ON. JUST TO CLARIFY, I THINK THERE WAS SOME CONFUSION CROSSING HERE.

AND PUTTING IN ITS PLACE SOMETHING THAT I THINK MR. FOUST ENDED UP SAYING, YOU KNOW, MORE MEANINGFUL INTERACTION WITH THE CITY. PROCESS AND I WOULD LOVE A FACILITATOR. THAT I WAS VERY CONCERNED ABOUT HAVING EXCLUSIVELY RESIDENTS. BUT I DIDN'T HAVE A GOOD ALTERNATIVE, BECAUSE I AM IN DEEP WATER HERE.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: YOU BACK INTO HOW MANY PEOPLE WE WANT TO HAVE ON IT, BECAUSE THAT TO ME HAS SOMETHING TO DO WITH THE CHARACTERISTICS. NUMBER OF PEOPLE, I'M THINKING IF WE'RE TALKING, MR. MARLOW SUGGESTED A CERTAIN NUMBER OF PEOPLE, YOU'VE COME UP WITH ANOTHER PROCESS THAT'S HAD 21 PEOPLE INVOLVED. I'M THINKING LET'S FIGURE OUT THE SIZE AND THEN FIGURE OUT THE QUALIFICATIONS BASED ON THE SIZE THAT WE HAVE. I'M KIND OF THINKING THAT MIGHT BE AN EASIER WAY TO WORK FROM IT.

INTERTWINED. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: OKAY.

>> WHAT ABOUT THE VISION STATEMENT? STATEMENT, WHICH IS ONE OF MY LEAST FAVORITE THINGS.

>> WHY 80%? RATIONALE THERE, PLEASE?

>> WE'VE HAD COMMUNITY POLLS, SURVEYS THAT HAVE REACHED A PORTION OF THE RESIDENTS. AND THEN THERE'S FOLKS ON THE OTHER SIDE OF WHATEVER THE POLL OR SURVEY SAYS THAT SAYS THAT'S NOT ACCURATE BECAUSE YOU DIDN'T REACH ENOUGH PEOPLE, YOU DIDN'T REACH THE RIGHT PEOPLE, AND YOU WEREN'T INCLUSIVE, ETC., ETC.

THE 80% CAME FROM -- I THINK THAT'S A GOOD NUMBER BECAUSE WE HAVE AN 80% VOTER REGISTRATION LEVEL IN THE CITY.

70 TO 75% OF THOSE -- I SHOULD SAY 70-75% OF RESIDENTS VOTE IN

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MAJOR ELECTIONS. I THINK THAT WAS MY BENCHMARK,

NOT THAT -- >> WORTHINGTON RESIDENTS.

>> FOR WORTHINGTON RESIDENTS. >> NOT FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY.

>> RIGHT. MMHMM.

>> ABOUT 50%. >> PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION IT WAS

74%, -ISH. >> ISH?

GET BUSSED IN FROM COOK COUNTY? >> THERE MIGHT HAVE BEEN SOME OF THAT IN PLAY. TO KEEP IT EXCLUSIVE TO REGISTERED VOTERS, BUT THAT NUMBER SHOWS THAT PEOPLE ARE MOBILIZED AND INTERESTED AND ENGAGED IN WORTHINGTON.

ONE DAY, WHICH IS ELECTION DAY, I THINK IF WE HAVE EVERAL MONTHS TO REACH OUT TO FOLKS WE SHOULD BE ABLE TO ACHIEVE 80%.

>> DOES THAT INCLUDE PEOPLE OF ALL AGES?

>> D. SMITH: I WOULD INCLUDE >> I WOULD HOPE WE WOULD, BUT

THAT'S STILL A LOT. >> PRO TEM S. MYERS: I'M ASSUMING THEY WILL HAVE TO HAVE SOME METRICS THAT PROVES 80%.

SO IF THEY CAN PROVE THAT THEY ONLY HIT 79 THEN WE DON'T HAVE A REPORT AND THE COMMITTEE IS ABOLISHED.

WHATEVER WORDING NEEDS TO BE CHANGED.

THOSE KIND OF HARD BENCHMARKS IN.

THINGS LIKE A COMMUNITY OUTREACH PROJECT WHICH WOULD INCLUDE SCIENTIFICALLY VIABLE SAMPLING, PUBLIC MEETINGS, SPELL IT OUT THAT WAY INSTEAD OF SOME HARD -- YEAH.

>> MR. SMITH, I'VE GOT TO OURSELVES TO THE YEAR OF A PRESIDENT ELECTION, AND PROBABLY PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS IN THE LAST COUPLE DECADES. TAKEN OFF LIKE THIS LAST ELECTION WHERE THERE WASN'T SOMETHING QUITE SO WEIGHTY GOING ON, ISN'T MR. MEYER'S SUGGESTION OF 50% MORE LIKELY OF WHAT YOU GET? PRESIDENTIAL THROUGH THE YEARS THAT I HAVE RESEARCHED IT'S CONSISTENT.

NON-PRESIDENTIAL. WORTHINGTON IN THE CATEGORY OF A

PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION -- >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: IN HAVE 70% OF THE PEOPLE VOTING FOR CITY COUNCILMEMBERS? GOING TO REACH A NATIONAL LEVEL OF PRIORITY TO MANY OF THE RESIDENTS. GOING TO TAKE SOMETHING DIFFERENT THAN JUST EXPECTING THEM TO COME OUT.

>> BUT I AGREE THAT WE NEED SOME KIND OF BENCHMARK.

I AGREE WITH THAT. I HATE TO USE A HARD AND FAST NUMBER. GUIDANCE, BECAUSE IT'S GOT TO BE

A VALID -- >> A VALID METRIC.

>> D. FOUST: THERE HAS TO BE A PERCEPTION WHEN THIS IS OVER THAT THIS COMMITTEE'S REPORT IS VALID BECAUSE IT TOUCHED ON AS

MANY PEOPLE AS POSSIBLE. >> WHAT IF WE LOOK TO THOSE WHO DO THIS FOR A LIVING? AND MAYBE IT'S WITHIN THE CONSULTANT, WHOEVER WE IDENTIFY, WHO IS ALSO THE STATISTICIAN WHO SAYS WE'RE LOOKING FOR A 98% CONFIDENCE LEVEL, PLUS OR MINUS 10% IN ORDER TO GET THERE, 14,000 PEOPLE, YOU NEED TO

SAMPLE -- >> A THOUSAND.

>> A CONFIDENCE LEVEL. >> DOUG, HELP ME.

THAN ACTUALLY TOUCHING 80%. >> D. FOUST: BUT IF WE THEN SAY WE WANT TO MAKE SURE WE HAVE THAT CONFIDENCE LEVEL AND THAT LEVEL OF SAMPLING PERCENTAGE-WISE ACROSS THE SEVEN, EIGHT, OR NINE GEOGRAPHIC PORTIONS OF THE CITY, WE INCLUDE THE BUSINESS COMMUNITY AND WE'VE GOT STATISTICALLY VALID INPUT FROM ALL SEGMENTS. BUT I DON'T THINK WE CAN DEFINE THAT NUMBER SITTING HERE TONIGHT.

SOMEBODY HAS ALREADY PUT TOGETHER REGARDING A PURPOSE OF THE COMMITTEE AND SUGGESTIONS FOR APPOINTMENT PROCESS THAT COULD BE DIFFERENT AND NOW WE'RE CONSIDERING ANOTHER ONE.

BUT I KIND OF WANTED TO GO BACK TO WHAT WAS IN SOME OF THE DOCUMENTS THAT DR. MARLOW PROPOSED.

DOESN'T INCLUDE MEASURABLE OUTCOMES AND GOALS.

THAT'S A SEPARATE PIECE. >> WHAT PAGE ARE YOU LOOKING AT?

>> B. KOWALCZYK: I'M KIND OF JUST THROWING OUT SOME THOUGHTS HERE. SO I AM LOOKING AT PACKET PA

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PAGE 109. THERE MAY BE OTHER PIECES THAT FIT WITH THIS. BUT WE DIDN'T REALLY GO THROUGH BUT THERE IS A PURPOSE OF THE COMMITTEE STATEMENT WHICH IS THE SECOND PARAGRAPH. PURPOSE, ITS ADMINISTRATIVE AND COMMUNICATE STATUS TO THE COUNCIL AND COMMUNITY.

ITS PRODUCT PURPOSE IS TO DISCERN AND ARTICULATE HE NEEDS, VALUES, AND ASPIRATIONS OF THE COMMUNITY WITH RESPECT TO THE FUTURE OF WORTHINGTON. I DON'T HAVE A PROBLEM WITH THAT. SPECIFIC OUTCOMES OF THE COMMITTEE THAT ARE SEPARATE FROM THE PURPOSE OF THE COMMITTEE.

AND THEN WHEN WE WERE TALKING ABOUT JOB DESCRIPTION, THERE WERE SOME THINGS IDENTIFIED IN DR. MARLOW'S RECOMMENDATIONS.

SO ON PAGE -- PACKET PAGE 110 IT SAYS TO THE EXTENT POSSIBLE THE COUNCIL SHOULD INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING CONSIDERATIONS AND APPOINTMENTS, GEOGRAPHIC COVERAGE, AGE, GENDER, RESIDENTS ACTIVE IN VARIOUS COMMUNITY GROUPS, INCLUSION OF PERSONS WHO WORK IN THE COMMUNITY, THE VARIOUS CONSTITUENCY GROUPS OF THE COMMUNITY ARE REPRESENTED AND INCLUSION OF PERSONS OR PERSPECTIVES THAT ARE INFREQUENTLY HEARD.

ON PACKET PAGE 111 THERE'S SOME OTHER ATTRIBUTES OF IDEAL CHI COMMITTEE MEMBERS -- ABILITY TO LISTEN AND BALANCE VARIOUS PERSPECTIVES, ABILITY TO CRITICALLY EVALUATE ASSUMPTIONS, ABILITY TO READ AND ABSORB SURVEY AND OTHER DATA POINTS, WILLINGNESS TO OPENLY STATE THEIR INTEREST WHILE RESPECTING THE INTEREST OF OTHERS HETHER SIMILAR OR DIFFERENT, A WILLINGNESS TO SEEK SOLUTIONS THAT REPRESENT THE LONG-TERM BEST INTEREST OF THE CITY. I THINK WE SHOULD ALSO ADD WILLINGNESS TO SIT IN LONG MEETINGS AND HAVE LOTS OF DISCUSSIONS. I'M NOT SURE IF WE NEED TO REINVENT THE WHEEL WITH OTHER QUALIFICATIONS.

THESE ARE THE KIND OF THINGS THAT I THINK I WOULD BE LOOKING FOR AS OPPOSED TO WHETHER THEY INTEND TO BE A RESIDENT IN THE NEXT TEN YEARS OR, YOU KNOW, OTHER TYPES OF THINGS THAT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT. WHAT WE WERE GIVEN AND SEE IF WE LIKE WHAT'S BEING PRESENTED. WE REALLY HAVEN'T TALKED ABOUT

IT. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: I'M PEOPLE WANT TO GO. WE HAVE THE MATERIALS THAT MR. MARLOW HAD PRESENTED TO US, WHICH IS SOMEBODY WHO'S WORKED

IN THIS AREA. >> D. SMITH: I WON'T BE HURT IF YOU GUYS WANT TO RIP MINE TO SHREDS, BUT THE REASON I DID THIS IS BECAUSE I LOOKED AT THI. MARLOW'S JOB DESCRIPTION AS A POTENTIAL APPLICANT. AND I LOOKED AT IT AS AN APPLICANT. FOR HERE.

GOING ON. >> PRESIDENT B.

WELL, WE'VE GOT TWO THINGS WE'VE BEEN TALKING ABOUT HERE.

AND I THINK PART OF WHAT THE COMMITTEE HAS A DUAL PURPOSE, ITS ADMINISTRATIVE PURPOSE IS TO MANAGE THE PROCESS AND COMMUNICATE STATUS TO THE COUNCIL AND COMMUNITY.

ITS PRODUCT PURPOSE IS TO DISCERN AND ARTICULATE THE NEEDS, VALUES, AND SPIRATIONS OF THE COMMUNITY WITH RESPECT TO THE FUTURE OF WORTHINGTON. HAVE ANOTHER SENTENCE T THAT TOUCHES ON HAVING A FINAL PRODUCT THAT WILL BRING A CONFIDENCE LEVEL OF THE COMMUNITY.

AVERBIAGE BUT I THINK ADDING ANOTHER SENTENCE THAT DEALS WITH THE CONFIDENCE LEVEL, THE FINAL RESULT, WILL BE SCIENTIFICALLY -- YIELD A CONFERENCE LEVEL.

I'M NOT -- I AM TERRIBLE AT COMING UP WITH MISSION STATEMENT LANGUAGE. IN THIS.

IS GOING TO DEVELOP A CONFIDENCE LEVEL OF THE WAY THE PROCESS HAD BEEN HELD. WHO CAN HELP MASSAGE THAT LANGUAGE. YES.

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NOT, WHATEVER, I DON'T WANT TO LOSE SIGHT OF THE FACT THAT I THINK WHERE WE GOT IN TROUBLE, AND THE CONVERSATIONS FROM 3 1/2, GOING ON FOUR YEARS AGO, WAS THE REFERENCE TO THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AND THE SURVEYS THAT CAME UT OF THAT.

AND I CAN RECALL HAVING PEOPLE SAY TO ME, YOU KNOW, WHY ARE WE OUT SURVEYING 20-SOMETHINGS WHO DON'T LIVE IN THE COMMUNITY YET.

GRANTED THEY'RE VALID AND THEY COULD COME HERE ST. PATRICK'S SI DON'T WANT TO WATER DOWN THE SIGNIFICANCE OF OUR RESPONSIBILITY AND BECAUSE IF YOU WANT TO SEE SOMEBODY GET FIRED UP, GET THIS THING WRONG WITH THE RESIDENTS.

THAT'S WHERE THE TRUST GOT BROKEN.

YEARS. SPECIFIC DETERMINATION OF RESIDENCY. RESIDENT-LIKE TIE TO THIS COMMUNITY. THE QUALIFICATIONS OF THE COMMITTEE, I THINK WE'RE TALKING WITH THE RESIDENT.

BUT FOR THE PURPOSE, DO WE WANT TO -- UNDERSTAND WE CAN REVISE IT. HERB MARLOW PURPOSE WITH SOME SENTENCE THAT BRINGS THEM THE CONFIDENCE, COMMUNITY LEVEL

CONFIDENCE? >> I'M OKAY WITH HOW THE LANGUAGE STANDS, THE PARAGRAPH THAT DR. MARLOW WROTE.

>> HOW ABOUT THE -- THE COMMITTEE HAS A DUAL PURPOSE

PARAGRAPH? >> PRESIDENT MICHAEL, THERE'S A THERE'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION THE PURPOSES AND OTHER . . .

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: THINK WE'RE TALKING ABOUT THE FIRST OVERALL PARAGRAPH. AND THEN MOVING DOWN INTO SOME OF THE OTHER NITTY-GRITTY. WE'RE STARTING WITH THE

PARAGRAPH, WITH SOME SENTENCE -- >> THAT'S BULLET POINT NUMBER 5 THAT HE HAS, DEVELOP AND CONDUCT A COMMUNITY SURVEY TO DEVELOP A COMMUNITY-WIDE POSITION. ABOUT HOW TO VALIDATE, BUT IT IS

SAYING IT WILL VALIDATE. >> I THINK WHAT THIS DOCUMENT ON PAGE 113 IS, THE CHARTER FOR THE COMMITTEE.

SURVEY, ADOPT PROCESSES TO HEAR FROM THE COMMUNITY AND DEVELOP A STATEMENT. AND THAT'S WHAT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT.

>> MY UNDERSTANDING IS WE'RE STARTING WITH THE MISSION.

SO MAYBE COME FORWARD WITH SOMETHING TONIGHT.

>> WE'RE LOOKING AT DR. MARLOW'S STATE ON PAGE 109, THE VERY SIMPLE ONE THAT DESCRIBES THE PURPOSES.

NONCONTROVERSIAL AND TO ME.

WE ALL AGREEING THAT THAT STATEMENT ON 109 IS A GOOD BEGINNING POINT FOR OUR MISSION? OKAY.

HERD THE CATS HERE. >> I CAN'T MAKE ANYTHING SIMPLE.

I'M GOING TO THROW OUT ONE QUESTION.

COMMUNICATE STATUS TO THE COUNCIL AND COMMUNITY, I DON'T HAVE A PROBLEM WIT JUST WONDERING WHETHER SMITH'S LANGUAGE, IN CLOSE CONSULTATION WITH CITY COUNCIL, ADD SOMETHING

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PLEASE STAND BY... TALKING TO THEM ABOUT, TRAFFIC ANALYSIS, STORM WATER, MORE

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DETAIL ON LANDSCAPING, FENCING, TREE ANALYSIS FROM ARBORISTS. ASK FOR SOMETHING SPECIFIC THINGS AN EXAMPLE OF THAT IS AN UPDATED TREES SO THAT DIFFERENT VIEW POINTS THAT THE BUILDINGS MAY BE VIEWED FROM, OR DRAWINGS PAY BE VIEWED FROM. WHAT I DON'T WANT TO HAVE HAPPEN IS WE GET A LOT OF PLANNING COMMISSION AND COUNCIL FEEDBACK ON WHAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO SEE ON SUCH AN IMPORTANT PROJECT. IF IT COMES IN AN UNCOORDINATED WAY AND WE ASK EVERYDAY, THE APPLICANT TO MAKE CHANGES TO THEIR SUBMITTAL. IF YOU COULD GET TO LEE BROWN ANY QUESTIONS YOU HAVE OR ANY SUGGESTIONS FOR MATERIALS THAT WOULD BE DESIRABLE TO SEE AS PART OF THIS PROCESS, WE WILL

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COMPILE THOSE, ASK FOR CLARIFICATION IF WE NEED IT, WE WILL SET, WE WILL WORK WITH THE APPLICANT TO SET DEADLINES FOR SUBMITTAL. THOSE DEADLINES WILL BE TIED TO THE APPLICATION DEADLINES FOR THE M.P.C. AND A.R.B. SO THAT WE GET IT, WE DO HAVE A COORDINATED PROCESS HERE TO ALLOW ENOUGH TIME FOR THEM TO DO A GOOD JOB AND WE GET IT ALL OUT TO THE PUBLIC AT ONCE TIED TO THE AGENDA DEADLINES.

ANY FEEDBACK, QUESTIONS, ANYTHING GET TO LEE AND HE WILL

COORDINATE FROM THERE. >> IS THERE A DEADLINE WE

SHOULD GET THIS? >> NOT OFF THE TOP OF MY HEAD BUT WHY DON'T I GET THAT TO YOU SO YOU ARE FAMILIAR WITH THE DEADLINES OF THE PROCESS. WE WILL SET ONE, I MEAN THAT'S THE ONLY ONE, I THINK THIS IS GOING TO TAKE A WHILE.

BUT AT LEAST OF AN INITIAL ASK OF A REQUEST FOR INFORMATION, WE WANT TO COORDINATE IT. LASTLY, I WANTED TO JUST SHARE A COUPLE THOUGHTS WITH YOU. EVERY ONCE IN A WHILE YOU HAVE AN EXPERIENCE WHERE IT SRIKES YOU OF HOW IMPORTANT PUBLIC SERVICE IS AND WHAT A WONDERFUL OPPORTUNITY IT IS TO WORK WITH FELLOW PUBLIC SERVANTS AND HOW YOU ARE KIND OF PART OF A FAMILY, A LARGER FAMILY OF PEOPLE WHO ARE IN LOCAL GOVERNMENT. AND SO I HAD THREE OF THOSE EXPERIENCES THIS WEEKEND. THE FIRST WAS ATTENDING THE CITY MANAGER, UPPER ARLINGTON'S CALLING HOURS AND FUNERAL, WHICH MS. STEWART AND I BOTH ATTENDED.

TED STATON WHO UNFORTUNATELY PASSED AWAY FROM ESOPHAGEAL CANCER. HE WORKED WITH MICHAEL AND I.

AN AVOCATE OF BOTH WOMEN AND MINORITIES ON A NATIONAL LEVEL.

LISTENING TO THE EULOGIES OF MY FRIEND AND COLLEAGUE, I WAS STRUCK BY HOW MUCH AN IMPACT THAT SOMEBODY SERVES, THAT SOMEBODY COULD HAVE IN THESE LOCAL GOVERNMENT ROLES, BOTH ELECTED AND APPOINTED. LAST EVENING I WAS SORRY TO HEAR THAT WE, I ATTENDED RUTHERFORD CORBIN FUNERAL HOME CALLING HOURS FOR A PASSING OF ONE OF THE WORTHINGTON WIFE OF ONE OF OUR WORTHINGTON FAMILY MEMBERS THAT HAPPENED SUDDENLY.

FORMER SERGEANT JOHN SLAUGHTER WHO RETIRED A FEW YEARS AGO FROM A LONG TIME WITH THE DIVISION OF POLICE LOST HIS WIFE RELATIVELY SUDDENLY AFTER 48 YEARS OF MARRIAGE.

HER NAME WAS DEE. MANY O YOU MAY HAVE KNOWN DEE, SHE WORKED AT THE WORTHINGTON ANIMAL HOSPITAL FOR MANY YEARS.

AND IF YOU TOOK YOUR DOG THERE ON HIGH STREET, YOU KNEW DEE.

SHE WAS PART OF THE WORTHINGTON COMMUNITY BUT ALSO PART OF OUR WORTHINGTON CITY FAMILY. MANY OF THE CITY EMPLOYEES TURNED OUT ON RELATIVELY SHORT NOTICE FOR THAT EVENT.

AND THEN LASTLY, I'M GOING TO SHARE WITH YOU THE THIRD THING THAT I EXPERIENCED THIS WEEKEND. ALSO A SOMBER EVENT.

THAT AGAIN, LEFT ME FEELING PARTICULARLY HEARTENED BY THE FACT WE WORK I SUCH A SPECIAL PROFESSION.

THE WESTER VILLE DIVISION OF POLICE, ESSENTIALLY ABOUT A YEAR AGO THEY LOST TWO OFFICERS. OFFICER DURING AND MORELLI.

THEY INVITE REPRESENTATIVES FROM LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES THROUGHOUT CENTRAL OHIO TO PARTICIPATE IN A MUTUAL AID AWARDS PRESENTATION THAT WAS HELD AT WESTERVILLE NORTH HIGH SCHOOL. I'M GOING TO PASS AROUND THIS, MS. STEWARD AND CHIEF STRAIT AND I ATTENDED TO RECOGNIZE SEVERAL OF OUR EMPLOYEES WHO VOLUNTEERED ON THAT DURING THAT TRAGEDY. I'M GOING TO SHARE THEIR NAMES.

THEY WERE RECOGNIZED ON STAGE ALONG WITH HUNDREDS OF OTHER PEOPLE FROM THE LAW ENFORCEMENT COMMUNITY YESTERDAY.

SERGEANT SEAN DICER, SERGEANT JEFF KUBICEK, SAINT JOHN.

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STEVE EARLY, OFFICER JENNIFER FARMER AND ONE OF OUR FORMER CONTACTS DISPATCHER BEN CARPENTER.

I'M GOING TO PASS AROUND THE CHALLENGE COIN THAT THE CITY OF WESTERVILLE MADE TO SPECIALLY HONOR THE PEOPLE THAT VOLUNTEERED FOR THEM IN THEIR TIME OF NEED.

AND THE PROGRAM WHERE THEY RECOGNIZED OUR EMPLOYEES AND MANY EMPLOYEES WHO HELPED ON THAT DAY.

I THOUGHT IT WAS REALLY SPECIAL. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: VERY TOUCHING. OKAY.

MOVING ON. ANYTHING ELSE ON THE POLICY SIDE OR ANYTHING FROM THE CITY SIDE, MR. GREESON? MS. THRESS? MR. LINDSEY?

>> NO MA'AM. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: MR.

ROBINSON? >> THANK YOU, MR. GREESON, FOR THOSE WORDS. NOTHING FROM ME TONIGHT.

THANK YOU. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: MR.

FOUST? >> NO, THANK YOU.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: MR. SMITH?

>> YES. AND TO BE FAIR I GAVE YOU A SHOUT ACROSS THE BOW IN JANUARY THAT I WOULD BE BRINGING THIS UP. I WOULD LIKE TO DISCUSS THE POSSIBILITY OF BRINGING FORWARD AN APPROPRIATION FROM OUR BICENTENNIAL FUND TO SUPPORT THE BICENTENNIAL PROJECT AT THE ORANGE JOHNSON HOUSE. I TOLD THAT T MR. GREESON VIA EMAIL AND HE RECOMMENDED THAT MAYBE I BRING IT UP AT TONIGHT'S COUNCIL MEETING TO SEE IF YOU WANTED INFORMATION ABOUT THE PROJECT, IF YOU WANTED TO MOVE FORWARD WITH AN ORDINANCE OR WHATEVER YOU WANTED TO DO.

I WOULD LIKE TO SE SOMETHING, SOMETHING HAPPEN.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: IT WOULD PROBABLY BE GOOD IF PEOPLE RECEIVE MORE INFORMATION. DOUG, I THINK IT WOULD MAKE SENSE WHAT IT IS. ALSO WHAT THE ASK IS.

WE ARE TALKING HOW MUCH, WHAT IT'S GOING FOR, WHAT IT'S PURPOSE. WHAT IT IS.

I THINK THAT WOULD PROBABLY MAKE, EVERYONE WOULD AGREE GETTING ADDITIONAL INFORMATION WOULD BE GOOD?

>> WE CAN TALK TO THEIR EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: THAT WOULD BE GREAT.

MR. MYERS? >> FIRST, I DON'T KNOW IF ANYONE KNOWS THE STORY AND SIGNIFICANCE OF CHALLENGE COIN?

>> YEAH, I DIDN'T GET THAT OUT. I WAS HAVING A HARD TIME THERE.

>> MY SON WAS FORTUNATE ENOUGH TO GET A COUPLE IN THE SERVICE, IT'S A MILITARY HONOR. WHEN A COMMANDING OFFICER VERY DISCRETELY COMPLIMENTS A SUBORDINATE.

THAT'S DONE THROUGH THE USE OF A CHALLENGE COIN.

BUT YOU DON'T KNOW -- NO ONE ELSE KNOWS THAT THE SOLDIER IS GETTING THE CHALLENGE COIN EXCEPT THE SOLDIER AND COMMANDING OFFICER, BECAUSE IT'S DONE WITH A HANDSHAKE AND IT'S HIDDEN. THE SOLDIER TAKES IT AWAY AND NO ONE KNOWS. IT'S AS HIGH OF AN HONOR AS A ENLISTED MAN WOULD GET. I DON'T SEE HOW YOU WOULD SLIDE THAT WITH A HANDSHAKE. IT'S A VERY, VERY HIGH HONOR.

IT'S EACH OFFICER CAN CREATE AND DESIGN HIS OWN CHALLENGE COIN. AND HE ONLY GETS SO MANY TO HANDOUT IN ANY GIVEN PERIOD. SO IT'S A PRETTY BIG DEAL.

>> THE TRADITION IN LAW ENFORCEMENT IS NOT DISSIMILAR.

MAYBE A LITTLE MORE PUBLIC, SOMETIMES, IN RECOGNITION OF PEOPLE WHO PERFORM SPECIAL DUTIES BUT IT'S AN HONOR.

IF YOU NOTE THAT CHALLENGE COIN, IT INCLUDES THE PATCHES FROM EERY JURISDICTION THAT VOLUNTEERED, THE NAMES OF THE OFFICERS WHO ARE DECEASED. IT'S A NEAT DESIGN AND IT'S A

SPECIAL -- >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL:

BEAUTIFUL, BEAUTIFUL COIN. >> WELL, TO GET BACK TO -- AS I SAID, I WOULD REPORT BACK ON A.R.B., I WANT TO THANK MS. KOWALCZYK. WE BROKE UP AT QUARTER TO 1:00 THAT EVENING. STAFFORD WAS TABLED.

THE DEMOLITION AND REBUILD WAS TABLED AND THERE WAS CONSIDERABLE DISCUSSION ABOUT THE SIZE, THE HEIGHT, THE SIZE, THE TREES IN FRONT. HOW MUCH OF A LT IT WAS TAKING UP. MOST EVERYTHING AFTER THAT WAS FAIRLY INSIGNIFICANT ADDITIONS, NEW WINDOWS, SCREENING ALL PASSED. AND WE WILL BE RECEIVING A PLANNED UNIT DEVELOPMENT WHICH DEALING WITH HOW IT PASSED AND REALLY IT WAS JUST AN AMALGAMATION OF THINGS THAT M.P.C. HAD PASSED IN BITS AND PIECES OVER THE COURSE OF THE

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LAST THREE YEARS AND THAT WILL BE COMING TO US.

THAT WAS A.R.B. M.P.C. LAST WEEK.

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

>> I WANT TO THANK EVERYONE FOREGOING THROUGH THE PRESENTATION FOR BIKE AND PED AT OR COUNCIL MEETING.

I'M NOT SURE WHAT COMMITTEE IT IS FOR IT, EXACTLY.

BUT THERE'S OPPORTUNITY TO SUBMIT ANY CHANGES YOU WANT TO THE MIKE AND PED MASTER PLAN. ANY COMMUNITY MEMBER CAN GET ONLINE AND GO TO SURVEY MONKEY. BUT I'M SURE IF ANYBODY ELSE HAS COMMENTS FROM WHAT WE HAVE, YOU CAN ALSO EMAIL DARREN WHO WILL GET IT TO THE RIGHT PERSON IF YOU HAVE COMMENTS ABOUT THE CURRENT VERSION OF THE MASTER PLAN.

>> SO CAN THAT BE SOMETHING PUT IN OUR NEWSLETTER, ANNOUNCEMENT

OR? >> I DIDN'T SEE ANYTHING ANNOUNCING THE NEXT STEPS HOW WE CAN GIVE FEEDBACK ON THE PRESENTATION. WAS THAT SENT OUT TO RESIDENTS?

>> I'LL DOUBLE CHECK. >> IF POSSIBLE.

>> WE HAD A BOARD MEETING LAST WEEK.

ONE OF THE THINGS I WANTED TO BRING UP, I THINK IT WAS ANNOUNCED WHEN THE FOLKS WERE HERE THAT OUR LONG TIME MARKET MANAGER JAMIE MOORE IS LEAVING, OR REALLY HAS LEFT BUT IS COMING BACK TO HELP US TRANSITION TO A NEW WORTHINGTON FARMERS' MARKET MANAGER. AND WE DISCUSSED THE POSSIBILITY OF DOING SOMETHING FOR HERTHA WILL BE AN OFFICIAL PROCLAMATION, SO I'M HOPEFUL WE CAN DO SOMETHING TO HONOR HER.

BECAUSE SHE REALLY HAS DONE A TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF WORK IN MAKING THE MARKET WHAT IT IS AND BEING ONE OF THE BEST MARKETS, I BELIEVE, IN THE STATE.

DEFINITELY CENTRAL OHIO. SO WE DID TALK ABOUT THAT.

THE OTHER THING I WANTED TO RAISE IS I SHARED A WHAT WE DID AT OUR RETREAT AND ONE OF THE ISSUES THEY WERE INTERESTED IN WAS THE MURALS ISSUE AND I TALKED ABOUT HOW THAT FELL IN THE PRIORITIES. THE BOARD DISCUSSED POTENTIALLY BRINGING SOMETHING FORTH TO COUNCIL IN CONJUNCTION WITH MCCONNELL ARTS CENTER ON THE PUBLIC ARTS COMMISSION OPTION.

SO THAT WAS ONE OF THE THINGS WE DISCUSSED.

WE GOT SOME INFORMATION ABOUT IT.

I KNOW BETH DECKER WHO WAS ON THE TASK FORCE HAD BEEN BRIEFED ON IT SO THEY ARE CURRENTLY TALKING WITH THE MCCONNELL ARTS CENTER. IS THERE SOME INTEREST IN POSSIBILITILY BRINGING FORTH SOME IDEAS HOW TO MOVE THAT FORTH. THEY ARE INTERESTED IN THAT.

I THINK, THE LAST THING, IF YOU HADN'T NOTICED, THE PARTNERSHIP LAUNCHED THE FIRST WEDNESDAY OF EVERY MORNING HAS A TOPIC AND SERVICE PROJECT AND OTHER THINGS TO ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO ATTEND THINGS IN OLD WORTHINGTON AND O COURSE SHOP WITH THE MERCHANTS THERE. THE FIRST ONE WAS PRETTY SUCCESSFUL. MARCH 6TH, WORTHINGTON READS.

SO THERE WILL BE DIFFERENT THINGS REGARDING STORY TIME ACTIVITIES, DRAMATIC READINGS AND OTHER THINGS AND A BOOK DONATION PROGRAM THAT WILL BE GOING ON.

IF YOU WANT MORE INFORMATION, YOU CAN GO TO

EXPERIENCEWORTHINGTON.COM. >> IT'S 5-8 EVERY FIRST

WEDNESDAY. >> LASTLY, I WANT TO THANK COUNCILMEMBER MYERS FOR HIS DEDICATED SERVICE ON THE MUNICIPAL PLANNING COMMISSION. A.R.B. HAVING ATTENDED MY FIRST MEETING AND I WAS AMAZED. I HAD ATTENDED THE N.C.R.

PUBLIC MEETING THE NIGHT BEFORE AND I KNOW SEVERAL OF US WERE THERE AS WELL. I'M HEARTENED TO HEAR ABOUT THE INTEREST IN WANTING TO PRESERVE AFFORDABLE HOUSING, GENERALLY FOR OUR OLDER RESIDENTS, BUT ALSO TRYING TO FIGURE OUT HOW WE CAN FACILITATE THAT WITH N.C.R., IT WAS AN INTERESTING WEEK LAST WEEK. AND AGAIN, THANK YOU FOR YOUR

HOURS AND HOURS OF SERVICE. >> I MET WITH SEVERAL COUNCILMEMBERS ONE-ON-ONE. THERE ARE A COUPLE LEFT WHEN I HAVE TO GET BACK I TOWN AGAIN. AND I JUST APPRECIATE THE TIME

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EACH COUNCILMEMBER HAS MADE TO SPEND THE TIME BECAUSE I FEEL I GAIN A LOT AND WE GROW TOGETHER A LOT BY UNDERSTANDING WHAT PEOPLE'S VIEWS AND THOUGHTS ARE. HAVE TE CITY DO A PROCLAMATION FOR JAMIE THAT COULD PERHAPS BE PRESENTED AT THE MARKET ITSELF WHEN SHE IS THERE. THAT WOULD BE IN THE RIGHT PLACE AND SOMETHING THAT WOULD BE VERY MEANINGFUL AND WOULD HAVE TO BE TIMED ON WHEN SHE IS ACTUALLY THERE.

WE ARE TALKING THAT MIGHT BE A WAY TO THANK HER FOR ALL HER YEARS OF SERVICE. SHE DID A YEOMANS JOB TO GT THE MARKET UP AND RUNNING AND THE SUCCESS THAT IT IS.

IT'S BEFITTING FOR US TO CELEBRATE.

WE HAD CONSULTANT SAID PROBLEM WITH MANY COMMUNITIES, YOU DON'T CELEBRATE ENOUGH OF THE GOOD THINGS THAT ARE OUT THERE.

I HAVE BEEN BIG ON TRYING TO CELEBRATE.

I THINK THIS IS AN EASY WAY WE COULD AT LEAST CELEBRATE THAT.

ALONG THE SAME LINE, MR. ROBINSON I MET, MENTIONED SOME MEMBERS OF O.W.A. WERE FEELING THAT PEOPLE DON'T CELEBRATE THE HISTORIC DISTRICT ENOUGH. THIS IS SOMETHING THAT THEY REALLY FEEL WE ARE LOSING SOME FOCUS WHERE THERE'S NOT ENOUGH, YOU KNOW, FEELING AND THOUGHT AND CELEBRATION OF IT.

SO WE TALKED ABOUT THE IDEA OF HAVING WRTHINGTON HISTORIC DISTRICT DAY. WHICH WOULD BE THE DAY THE HISTORIC DISTRICT DESIGNATION CAME THROUGH AND WE COULD HAVE AT THE COUNCIL MEETING PRIOR TO WHENEVER THAT DATE IS BRINGING UP WORTHINGTON HISTORIC DISTRICT DAY.

THE O.W.A. COULD SPRINGBOARD OFF THAT WITH ACTIVITIES AND EDUCATION. I HAVE ACTUALLY CALLED GREG BROWNING ABOUT IT. HE WILL TAKE IT TO THE OLD WORTHING

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