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[1. Call To Order]

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>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: OKAY, I'D LIKE TO CALL THE WORTHINGTON

CITY COUNCIL MEETING TO ORDER. >> CLERK:

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: PLEASE RIDE FOR THE PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG. I PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND ONE NATION UNDER GOD, INDIVISIBLE FOR LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: I DIDN'T HAVE VISITOR COMMENTS THAT HAVE COME FORWARD I'M GOING TO TURN THIS OVER TOE FOR THE

[5.A. Oath of Office - Fire Captain]

PRESENTATION PRESENTATION AND OATH OF OFFICE OF OUR NEWEST GOING TO BE OUR VERY SOON-TO-BE FIRE CAPTAIN.

>> MADAME PRESIDENT, MEMBERS OF COUNCIL.

ONE OF THE GREATEST PLEASURE I GET TO HAVE AS CITY MANAGER IS TO OVER THE PPORTUNITY FOR PEOPLE IN OUR RGANIZATION TO TAKE ON NEW ROLES, NEW LEADERSHIP CHALLENGES AND NEW WAYS TO SERVE THE CITIZENS OF RECRUIT WORTHINGTON AND WOULD

LIKE TO TURN THIS OVER. >> THANK YOU.

PRESIDENT MICHAEL, MEMBERS OF THE COUNCIL.

WE'RE HERE GAIN. I'M HONORED TO BE IN FRONT OF YOU ONCE AGAIN TO BE A PART OF THE GREAT CEREMONY TO TO CARE IN A NEW CAPTAIN. HE'S A HIGH-RANKING OFFICER IN THE ORGANIZATION. IT'S VERY SPECIAL TIME.

MAY RECALL WITHIN THE DIVISION WE CALL THREE-OUR SHIFTS ONE AND TWO AND THREE UNIT. EACH UNIT IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE DAY TO DAY OPERATIONS BY A CAPTAIN AND HANDLES ALL THE THINGS THAT GO ON. MOSTLY ADMINISTRATIVE DUTIES AS WELL. THE CAPTAIN FITS WITHIN THE HIERARCHY THAT'S THE CHIEF, ASSISTANT CHIEF AND CAPTAIN AND LIEUTENANT. THAT'S HOW WE HAVE OUR ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE. THE CAPTAINS REPORT THEIR IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR IS THE ASSISTANT FIRE CHIEF.

TOGETHER THE THREE MAKE UP THE ADMINISTRATIVE TEAM.

THIS POSITION VERY IMPORTANT AND CRITICAL TO THE OPERATIONS OF THE DIVISION OF FIRE AND EMS. TO TELL YOU A LITTLE BIT ABOUT - OUR NEW CAPTAIN. PEGGY DIAS.

SHE BEGAN HER FULL-TIME CAREER WITH THE WORTHINGTON FIRE EMS AFTER SPENDING FIVE YEARS PART-TIME BEFORE COMING ON FULL TIME. SHE WAS PROMOTED TO LIEUTENANT IN JANUARY OF 204 AND LIEUTENANT IN OUR DIVISION WILL RIDE THE OFFICER IN CHARGE ON THE ENGINE OR THE LADDER AND SHE SPENT MOST HER TIME ON THE LATTER. SHE WENT THROUGH A PROCESS AND MR. GREESON PROMOTED HER AND NOW I HAVE THREE SOLID CAPTAINS ONCE AGAIN BACK INTO THE UPPER LEADERSHIP GROUP.

ADDITION TO HER DAILY DUTIES SHE MANAGE THE UNIFORM DIVISION.

IT'S A DAUNTING TASK WITH 23 FULL-TIME AND 14 PART-TIME PERSONNEL AND HAVE UNIFORMS ALL THE TIME IN VARIOUS TYPES AND HAS ORGANIZED THAT VERY WELL AND MANAGING THAT NOW AND ALSO HELP LEAD THE DIVISION'S PORTION OF THE SOFTWARE PROGRAM THAT WE INSTITUTED WITHIN THE ASSISTANCE OF A LOT OF ASSISTANCE WITH THE I.T. AND FINANCE DEPARTMENT. SHE BROUGHT THAT FROM GROUND UP AND BUILT THE BACK JOAN -- BACK JOAN BONE BACKBONE OF THE ASSISTANCE AND HAS A FIRE SCIENCE DEGREE AND RECENTLY ENROLLED IN FRANKLIN UNIVERSITY'S BACHELORS OF ART PROGRAM UNDER THE PUBLIC SAFETY MANAGEMENT ND LEADERSHIP DEGREE. SHE ANTICIPATES GRADUATING IN

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2020. SHE'S A PARAMEDIC AND HOLDS CERTIFICATION AS FIRE OFFICER 1 AND 2, FIRE SAFETY INSPECTOR, HAZARDOUS MATERIALS TECHNICIAN AND NUMEROUS RESCUE CERTIFICATIONS AND OTHER CERTIFICATIONS.

ONE OF THE ACCOMPLISHMENTS THAT SHE IS MOST PROUD OF IS BEING A THREE-TIME IRONMAN TRIATHLETE. MR. GREESON,

>> RAISE YOUR RIGHT HAND AND REPEAT AFTER ME.

SOLEMNLY SWEAR I'LL SUPPORT THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES.

. >> AND THE SATE OF OHIO AND WILL IN ALL RESPECTS.

>> OBSERVE THE CHARTER AND ORDINANCES OF THIS MUNICIPALITY AND FAITHFULLY DISCHARGE THE DUTIES OF FIRE CAPTAIN.

ABOUT TO ENTER.

>> CONGRATULATIONS.

>> CONGRATULATIONS. >> THANK YOU.

SO NOW IT'S THE TRADITION OF THE PINNING OF THE BADGE.

THE CAPTAIN'S BADGE IN THIS CASE.

IT'S MY HONOR TO PRESENT HER CAPTAIN'S BADGE.

WHO WOULD YOU LIKE TO PIN THAT BADGE ON YOU? YOU WITH YOUR WHITE HELMET. AS YOU KNOW IT SIG NYFY THE PERSON IN -- SIGNIFIES THE PERSON IN CHARGE.

WEAR THIS HELMET PROUDLY AND ALWAYS STRIVE TO BE THE BEST

THAT YOU CAN. >> THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

>> I THINK SHE HAS A FEW WORDS. >> WONDERFUL.

>> PRESIDENT MICHAELS, MEMBERS OF COUNCIL, MR. GREESON, MRS. STEWART, CHIEF BAILOT AND THE PINNING OF THE BADGE IS AN OLD TRADITION. WITHIN THE FIRE DEPARTMENT OFTEN TIMES IT CAN BE A SPOUSE, MEMBER, FAMILY MEMBER OR SOMEONE MOST INFLUENTIAL IN YOUR CAREER. WITH MY WIFE'S PERMISSION, OF COURSE, I CHOSE PATRICK MULLIGAN.

HE HAS SUPPORTED ME THROUGHOUT MY ENTIRE CAREER AND HELP ME BE3 THE FIREFIGHTER I AM TODAY. WHEN I WALKED INTO THIS FIRE HOUSE 25 YEARS AGO, I DREAMED ONE DAY I WOULD BE STANDING HERE. ORGANIZATION OF MEN AND WOMEN WITH THE LONG STANDING TRADITION OF SERVING AND PROTECTING THE CITIZENS OF WORTHINGTON HAS BEEN A PRIVILEGE AND HONOR.

THERE'S BEEN SO MANY PEOPLE PRESENT AND PAST THAT HAVE TRAINED, SUPPORTED AND PUSHED AND HELP ME ALONG THIS JOURNEY.

I'M GRATEFUL FOR ALL OF THEM. THE WORTHINGTON FIRE DEPARTMENT IS RICH IN HISTORY, HONOR AND EXCELLENCE AND FIRE, EMS AND RESCUE OPERATIONS. HAVING THE OPPORTUNITY TO WORK WITH THESE MEN AND WOMEN IN MY NEW ROLE OF CAPTAIN IS ONE I TAKE EXTREMELY SERIOUS. I PROMISE TO CONTINUE TO LEARN AND PUSH MYSELF EVERY DAY TO ENSURE EVERYONE GOES HOME SAFE.

THANK YOU FOR ENTRUSTING ME WITH THIS NEW RANK.

>> WANT TO TELL US WHO'S HERE OF YOUR SPECIAL PEOPLE HERE FOR

YOU. >> A VERY LARGE IRISH CATHOLIC

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FAMILY AND THIS IS MY WIFE IN THE FRONT ROW AND MY BROTHER IN THE BACK WITH HIS WIFE, MY BRO BROTHER-IN-LAW CHAD, MY BEST FRIEND PAULA, MY MOTHER-IN-LAW AND FATHER-IN-LAW. LAURIE OVER THERE AND THEN OVER HERE IS ONE OF MY BROTHERS BOB, HIS WIFE AND SISTER AND ANOTHER BROTHER RICK AND THE REST OF MY BROTHERS BACK THERE.

>> CONGRATULATIONS.

>> WE'RE VERY PROUD OF YOU AND KNOW YOU'LL DO A GREAT JOB FOR THE CITY OF WORTHINGTON YOU'RE ALL WELCOME TO STAY FOR THE WHOLE MEETING BUT WE'LL GIVE YOU A FEW MINUTES IF YOU'D LIKE TO TAKE OFF TO DO OTHER THINGS LIKE CELEBRATE.

[6.A. Meeting Minutes - September 3, 2019]

>> THE MINUTES HAVE BEEN DISTRIBUTE.

IF THERE'S NO AMENDMENTS OR ANYTHING, MR. ROBINSON MOVES FOR APPROVAL, SECONDED BY MR. D. FOUST.

[7.A. Ordinance No. 33-2019 Eliminate Use of Parks and Recreation Revolving Fund]

THE MINUTES ARE APPROVED. ORDINANCE NUMBER 33-2019 AUTHORIZING THE DIRECTOR AND DIRECTING THE ELIMINATION OF THE SPECIAL ACCOUNT FUND ENTITLED PARKS AND RECREATION REVOLVING FUND. MR. GREESON.

>> MADAME PRESIDENT, MEMBERS OF COUNCIL, YOU MAY REMEMBER US TALKING ABOUT THIS FAIRLY EXTENSIVELY DURING THE BUDGET PROFS LAST YEAR. IT'S -- PROCESS LAST YEAR.

IT'S A CHANGE IN OUR ACCOUNTING PROCEDURE.

I'LL TURN IT OVER TO MR. BARTER TO COVER IT IN MORE BREADTH.

>> PRESIDENT MICHAEL, MEMBERS OF COUNCIL, YOU REMEMBER DURING THE BUDGET PROCESS WE MOVED IT TO THE GENERAL FUND FOR THE PURPOSE OF DIVERSIFYING THE GENERAL FUND REVENUE.

ACCESS TO A ONE-TIME TRANSFER AUDIT COMPLIANCE AND TO CREATE ADMINISTRATIVE EFFICIENCIES. WE ARE PREPARED TO MAKE THE TRANSFER IN THE GENERAL FUND AND ANTICIPATE $394,000.

I'D BE HAPPY TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS YOU HAVE.

>> COULD YOU EXPLAIN WHY THE ACCOUNTING AND FUNDS WERE SET UP AS THEY WERE ORIGINALLY? S WHAT ARE WE GAINING IN TERMS OF INFORMATION FLOW AND REPORTING.

MAYBE YOU CAN TALK TO WHAT IT WAS ORIGINALLY CREATED FOR.

THAT MIGHT HELP. >> WE'RE NOT LOSING IN TERMS OF INFORMATION FLOW. IT'S HARD TO SPEAK TO WHY IT WAS SET UP IN 1976. I WAS ONE.

I THINK IT WAS ORIGINALLY SET UP SO THERE WOULD NOT BE ANNUAL APPROPRIATIONS. A RESOLVING FUND IS NOT SUBJECT TO THE OTHER APPROPRIATIONS AS WITH OTHER BUDGETARY LINES.

IN 1980 OR SO THE AUDITOR CAME IN AND SAID WE COULD NO LONGER OPERATE IT THAT WAY AND IT AT AS ANY OTHER FUND WITH ANNUAL APPROPRIATIONS. IN TERMS OF REPORTING, WE'RE NOT

LOSING ANYTHING. >> I MISSED IT'S BETTER O HAVE IT THIS WAY OPPOSED TO HOW WE 3 HAD IT SET UP PREVIOUSLY?

>> FIRST, WE'RE DIVERSIFYING THE GENERAL FUND REVENUE.

SECOND, WE HAVE ACCESS TO THE $392,000 WE'RE TRANSFERRING TO THE FUND. THIRD, IN THE PAST THIS FUND NEVER TRULY CAPTURED ALL THE EXPENSES RELATE HEAD TO PARKS AND RECREATION PROGRAMMING. THERE WOULD BE A TRANSFER TO THE GENERAL FUND OF NOT COVERING GAS OR FULL-TIME EXPENSES OR HEALTH INSURANCE. THERE'S A TRANSFER TO THE GENERAL FUND AND THAT TRANSFER WAS LWAYS A SORE SPOT WITH THE AUDITORS AND IN CREATING ADMINISTRATIVE EFFICIENCIES THEY ALL HAVE DIFFERENT PAYROLL NUMBERS AND WHEN WE APPLIED TO

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CORONSS WE ALWAYS ASK IF THIS IS THE BEST OSSIBLE WAY AND TO EVALUATING IT HIT FOR PAYROLL AND THE DAILY DEPOSIT IT'S GOING TO CREATE EFFICIENCIES. THERE'S NO MONEY APPROPRIATED OUT OF THIS FUND SINCE JANUARY 1.

EVERYTHING IS WORKING OUT TERRIFICALLY.

>> WAS THE IDEA OF THE FUND ORIGINALLY THAT REVENUES AND EXPENSES RELATED TO PARKS AND RECREATION WOULD BE SET ASIDE IN A DISCREET FUND TO ASSESS THE SURPLUS OR DEFICIT OF PARKS AND

RECS AS AN OPERATING UNIT? >> AGAIN, I THINK THE IDEA WAS ORIGINALLY THIS FUND THERE WOULD BE MONEY COMING IN AND NOT SUBJECT TO ANNUAL APPROPRIATION AND VIEW IT SEPARATELY OR SEPARATELY ACCOUNTED FOR. BUT AGAIN RELATE HEAD TO

PROGRAMMING IT WAS PERFORMING. >> IF THERE'S A LOSS IT WOULD BE WHATEVER SPECIFIC REVENUE IS GENERATE PARKS AND REC WHICH WAS EASILY IDENTIFIED IN THE FUND IS NO LONGER GOING TO BE A DISCREET FUND AND WE'D NEED TO LOOK WITHIN THE GENERAL REVENUE?

>> BUT THE SAME LINES FOR TRACKING IT ARE IN THE GENERAL FUND. IF YOU WANT TO KNOW HOW MUCH PARKS AND REC REVENUE WAS RECEIVED I DON'T NEED TO SEPARATE THAT BY FUND. WE JUST SEPARATE IT BY GENERAL

LEDGER LINE. >> WE'VE HAD A LOT OF DISCUSSION WHETHER IT'S SELF-SUFFICIENT OR NOT AND YOU'VE ALWAYS BEEN ABLE TO SAY NO ITS NOT AND WE'RE SUBSIDIZING IT TO A PORTION OF THE GENERAL REVENUE FUND. SO THERE WILL BE NO CHANGE.

>> NO. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: PLEASE

CALL THE ROLL ON THE ORDINANCE. >> CLERK: ORDINANCE 33-2019 HAS PASSED AND ORDINANCE READS AN ORDINANCE BANK TO COMPETE THE INTERSECTION OF THE EAST WILSON RIDGE ROAD TO THE NORTHEAST GATEWAY AND AUTHORIZING THE EXECUTION --

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: I THINK WE NEED TO DO THE APPROPRIATION FOR NORFOLK BY PROVIDING FOR AN

[7.B. Ordinance No. 34-2019 Appropriation - Engineering and Inspection of Norfolk Southern Rail Crossing Improvements]

APPROPRIATION FROM THE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS FUND UNAPPROPRIATED BALANCE TO PAY THE COST OF CURB IMPROVEMENTS AT WILSON BRIDGE ROAD & THE RAILROAD CROSSING FOR THE NE GATEWAY INTERSECTION IMPROVEMENT PROJECT AND ALL RELATED EXPENSES WITH SAID PROJECT. (PROJECT NO.

602-14) .

MR. GREESON. >> THIS IS PART OF THE OVERALL EAST GATEWAY PROJECT ND THERE WERE NEW CURB AND GUTTER AND CONCRETE TRAFFIC ISLAND TO BE CONSTRUCTED WHICH WHEN THEY SEE VEHICLES TO CIRCUMVENT GATES GO AROUND THE GATES AT WILSON BRIDGE AND THE AILROAD TRACKS. $30,000 INTO AN ACCOUNT FOR THE COST OF THE ENGINEERING AND INSPECTION WORK CONDUCTED BY NORFOLK SOUTHERN. I'M GOING INVITE MR. WHITED TO

ADD ANYTHING HE'D LIKE TO THIS. >> THANK YOU, PRESIDENT MCHAEL, MEMBERS OF COUNCIL, HE SUMMARIZED IT CORRECT AND IT WILL BE REIMBURSED BY THE RAIL COMMISSION.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: IT'S PUTTING IT UP FOR A SHORT AMOUNT OF TIME AND GETTING REIMBURSED LATER.

>> CORRECT. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: ANY

QUESTIONS? >> SO THIS IS JUST EXCLUSIVELY FOR THE NORTHEAST GATEWAY AND DOES NOT HAVE ANYTHING TO DO

WITH ANY QUIET ZONES. >> THERE'S NO ASSOCIATION WITH

QUIET ZONES WITH THIS. >> WE'RE NOT MOVING FORWARD WITH

ANY QUIET ZONE? >> THERE'S PREEMPTION INCLUDED AS PART OF THIS. I DON'T THINK IT HURTS THE QUIET ZONE BUT THERE'S O INTENTION TO BE DESIGNED AS PART OF A QUIET

ZONE. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: COUNCIL

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HAS NOT GOING TO MOVE FORWARD WITH THE QUIET ZONE AT THIS TIME BUT FORWARD WITH THE NORTHEAST GATEWAY STUFF.

THANK YOU. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: ANY OTHER QUESTIONS? MS. THRESS PLEASE CALL HE ROLL.

>> CLERK:

. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: ORDINANCE 34 M-2019 PASSED. I'M GOING READ THE ITLE AS

[7.C. Ordinance No. 35-2019 State Infrastructure Bank Authorization]

INTRODUCED OF 35 AND AMENDMENT TO THE TITLE AND WE'LL GO ONE MOTION TO PASS THAT AND A SECOND MOTION TO ADD SECTION TWO TO THE ORDINANCE. AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER OR HIS DESIGNEE TO ENTER INTO AGREEMENTS WITH THE OHIO DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION STATE INFRASTRUCTURE BANK TO COMPLETE THE UPGRADE TO THE INTERSECTION OF WORTHINGTON-GALENA ROAD, HUNTLEY ROAD AND EAST WILSON BRIDGE ROAD (THE "NORTHEAST GATEWAY") AND AUTHORIZING THE EXECUTION OF ALL DOCUMENTS TO EFFECTUATE THE SAME.

THE CHANGE WILL BE FROM THE WORDS NORTHEAST GATEWAY, THIS WILL BE ADDED THAUSHSING THE EXECUTION OF ALL DOCUMENTS NECESSARY TO EFFECTUATE THE SAME AND MENDING THE ORDINANCE AS MENDED TO EDUCATE THE ANNUAL BUDGET TO PROVIDE FOR AN APPROPRIATION FROM THE CAPITAL FUND ON APPROPRIATED BALANCE.

THAT AMENDMENT AS MOVED BY MR. SMITH.

SECONDED BY MR. MYERS. ALL IN FAVOR OF AMENDING THE TITLE, SIGNIFY BY SAYING AYE. OPPOSED, LIKE SIGN.

AS YOU GO TO SECTION TWO YOU'LL SEE SECTION TWO OF THE AMENDED ORDINANCE HAS AN APPROPRIATION, $10,000 FOR AN APPLICATION FEE.

THIS NEEDS TO BE ADDED TO THE ORDINANCE.

MS. DOROTHY MOVES WE ADD SECTION TWO AND RENUMBER THE REST OF THE SECTIONS TO THREE AND FOUR, SECONDED BY MS. B. KOWALCZYK.

ALL IN FAVOR SAY AYE. OPPOSED, LIKE SIGN.

NOW THE PRESENTATION. >> WE'VE DISCUSSED THE FIRST NATION OF THE NORTHEAST GATEWAY PROJECT BEFORE BUT THIS IS RELATED TO IT. WE HAVE TO BRIDGE FINANCE SOME OF THE PROJECT BETWEEN WHEN COMMENCEMENT OCCURRED AND WHEN FEDERAL FUNDING BECOMES AVAILABLE.

WHAT'S CALLED THE FEDERAL ATTRIBUTABLE TO THE OHIO REGIONAL PLANS PLANNING CONGRESS.

THE TATE OF OHIO AND DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, ODOT REQUIRES WE USE HE STATE INFRASTRUCTURE BANK TO PERFORM THE BRIDGE FINANCING. AND SO THIS IS AN APPLICATION THAT AUTHORIZES US FOR THE BRIDGE FINANCING WE'RE REQUIRED TO USE IF WE WANT TO MOVE FORWARD WITH THE PROJECT.

I WILL PROVIDE A BRIEF OUTDATE WE HADE CONFERENCE CALL TO DISCUSS THE PROJECT. THE STATE INFRASTRUCTURE BANK IS FINANCIALLY CONSTRAINED AND WE MAY ONLY BE ABLE TO OBTAIN $4.5 MILLION IN BRIDGE INANCING. SO THEY EXPECT TO ADDRESS THE REMAINDER THROUGH AN INTER-MPO LONE, METROPOLITAN PLANNING ORGANIZATION, THEY'RE ALLOWED UNDER THE LAW TO ESSENTIALLY BORROW FEDERAL FUNDS THAT AREN'T BEING USED IN PROJECTS FORWARD FROM OTHER REGIONS IN THE STATE OF OHIO.

THAT'S A FAIRLY COMMON PRACTICE TO HELP PROJECTS IN OHIO MOVE FORWARD. WE EXPECT THAT THAT WILL COVER THE DIFFERENCE. WE DON'T THINK YOU NEED TO AMEND IT TO REFLECT A LOWER UMBER BUT JUST RECOGNIZE WE MAY NOT SEEK

THE FULL AMOUNT. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE THAT NEEDS TO BE COVERED?

>> IN THE AGENDA IT'S LITTLE OVER $9 MILLION BETWEEN $9 MILLION AND $10 MILLION BUT MAY BE REDUCED.

WE'RE GETTING SOME FAVORABLE REVISED ESTIMATES.

THAT NUMBER MAY GO DOWN. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: MS. THRESS CAN YOU CALL THE ROLL ON THE ORDINANCE.

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>> CLERK:

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: ORDINANCE 35-2019 IS PASSED.

>> ONE QUICK QUESTION. SO I CAN STAY ORGANIZED WITH ALL THIS STUFF AND GET MY HEAD AROUND THIS BECAUSE I'M NOT MR. BARTTER. THINK WE CAN REVISIT TOTAL COST, FUNDING SOURCES, WHAT'S COMING FROM US, WHEN IT'S COMING FROM US AND WHEN IT WILL BE PAID OUT. I KNOW WE'VE BEEN OVER IT MULTIPLE TIMES BUT YOU COULD EVEN JUST A SPREAD SHEET DROP

IN. >> I'D BE GLAD TO PROVIDE THAT.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: GOOD IDEA.

[7.D. Ordinance No. 36-2019 Accept Amounts and Rates from the Franklin County Budget Commission.]

ORDINANCE 36-2019. ACCEPT AMOUNTS AND RATES FROM THE FRANKLIN COUNTY BUDGET COMMISSION.

ACCEPTING THE AMOUNTS AND RATES AS DETERMINED BY THE BUDGET COMMISSION AND AUTHORIZING THE NECESSARY TAX LEVIES AND CERTIFYING THEM TO THE COUNTY AUDITOR. WE NEED TO AMEND WHAT WAS IN YOUR PACKET AND IT INCLUDED ALL THE NUMBERS AND RATES.

WE NEED TO AMEND THIS ORDINANCE TO INCLUDE THE RATES AS INCLUDED IN THE LEGISLATIVE PACKET. MOVE BY MR. ROBINSON, SECONDED BY MR. FOUST. ALL IN FAVOR SIGNIFY BY SAYING AYE. OPPOSED, LIKE SIGN.

MR. GREESON. >> PRESIDENT MICHAEL, MEMBERS OF COUNCIL. IT'S A FAIRLY ROUTINE ITEM HERE WE HAVE TO ACCEPT THE RATES CERTIFIED BY THE FRANKLIN COUNTY BUDGET COMMISSION. WE HELD THE TAX RATE AT 5 MILLS WHICH IS UNCHANGE NAPD -- UNCHANGED.

THEY CERTIFIED IT AND NOW WE NEED TO ACCEPT IT.

IT'S A FAIRLY ROUTINE ADMINISTRATIVE TASK.

IN THE EVENT WE EVER WANT TO RAISE THE RATE WE NEED TO INCLUDE THAT IN THE BUDGET SUBMITTAL TO THEM EARLIER IN THE SUMMER. THEY WOULD SUBMIT IT TO US TO

ACCEPT. >> THIS REPRESENTS ALL THE MILLAGE THE CITY COLLECTS OVER WHICH IS A SMALL PIECE OF EVERY PROPERTY OWNER PAYS IN THE CITY AND TIED TO THE INFO GRAPHIC

RELEASED EARLIER. >> IT REFLECTS 6% OF THE OVERALL PROPERTY TAX MILLAGE. THE COUNCIL'S INVOLVED IN TWO MILLAGE RATES. ONE S THE 5 MILLS AND IN THE UNION CEMETERY RELATIONSHIP WITH THE TOWNSHIP YOU HAVE A SMALL MILLAGE THE CEMETERY HAS A SMALL AMOUNT.

>> TRANSFERRED TO THE CEMETERY. THAT DOES GO TO MY NEXT QUESTION THAT THAT INFO GRAPHIC SHOWS 6% FOR THE CITY OF WORTHINGTON BUT THE SCHEDULE A BREAKS IT DOWN MORE.

WE'RE JUST 6% OF THE SLICE TO BEGIN WITH.

>> CORRECT. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: PLEASE

CALL THE ROLL ON THE ORDINANCE. >> CLERK:

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: OUR ORDINANCE 36-2019 IS PASSED.

[7.E. Ordinance No. 37-2019 Collective Bargaining Agreement with FOP Capital City Lodge #9]

ORDINANCE NUMBER 7.E. ORDINANCE NO. 37-2019 COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT WITH FOP CAPITAL CITY LODGE #9 APPROVING THE PROVISIONS OF A COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF WORTHINGTON, OHIO AND THE FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICE, CAPITAL CITY LODGE NO. 9 AND AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO EXECUTE SAME ON BEHALF OF THE CITY AND AMENDING ORDINANCE NO. 52-2018 (AS AMENDED) TO ADJUST THE ANNUAL BUDGET BY PROVIDING FOR AN APPROPRIATION FROM THE GENERAL FUND UNAPPROPRIATED BALANCE. THE TITLE NEEDS TO BE AMENDED TO READ AND AMENDING ORDINANCE 52-2018 TO ADJUST THE ANNUAL BUDGET BY PROVIDING APPROPRIATION.

IT NEEDS TO BE AMENDED BY ADDING SECTION TWO.

WHICH IS AN APPROPRIATION FROM THE GENERAL FUND ON APPROPRIATED BALANCE. SO THIS IS MOVED SECTION TWO BEING ADDED IS BEINGOTION FROM MR. SMITH TO ADD THAT SECOND BY

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MR. MYERS. ANY DISCUSSION ON ADDING SECTION TWO TO THE AMENDMENT? TO THE ORDINANCE, RATHER.

>> $112,000. >> THERE'S ALSO AN AMENDMENT TO

THE TITLE. >> WHAT DOES THE $112,000

REPRESENT? >> THE PAYMENT TO EACH OFFICER IN LIEU OF CALCULATING RETROACTIVE PAYMENT TO JANUARY 1, 2019. IT'S NON-PENSIONABLE.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: ALL IN FAVOR OF ADDING SECTION TWO SIGNIFY BY SAYING AYE. OPPOSED, LIKE SIGN.

THE TITLE NEEDS TO BE AMENDED SO IT READS APPROVING THE PROVISION OF THE COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF WORTHINGTON AND FRATERNAL OF THE POLICE AND AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO EXECUTE THE SAME ON BEHALF OF THE CITY AND AMENDING ORDINANCE 52-2018 TO ADJUST THE ANNUAL BUDGET PROVIDE AN APPROPRIATION FROM THE GENERAL FUND UNAPPROPRIATED BREAKING NEWS INTRODUCED BY MS. DOROTHY, SECONDED BY MR. C B. KOWALCZYK.

>> YOU MADE A STATEMENT AT THE END.

SAID IT WAS NOT NOTHING AND I MISSED THAT WORD.

>> PENSIONABLE. >> IT'S A LUMP SUM RATIFICATION PAYMENT AND IT IS NOT

. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL:

MR. MYERS. >> DID WE HAVE A PRESENTATION OF THE GENERAL TERMS FINANCIAL TERMS OF THE CONTRACT?

>> NOT IN PUBLIC SESSION, SIR. >> BE GLAD TO DO THAT IF THAT'S

YOUR DESIRE. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: THIS IS IN OUR RECORDS. IF ANYONE WANTS TO READ THE AGENDA THEY CAN PULL UP THE AGENDA ITEMS AND THERE'S ITEMS AVAILABLE TO GET INTO DETAILED READING.

>> THE ONLY THING I'D LIKE TO ADD IS I DON'T THINK WE INCLUDED OR I'D LIKE TO SHARE WITH YOU IS LAST WEEK THE MEMBERS OF THE FRATERNAL ORDER OF THE POLICE APPROVED THE TENTATIVE AGREEMENT. THEY HAVE RATIFIED THE CONTRACT.

>> OTHER THAN INTRODUCING THE TERMS OF THE CONTRACT AS PART OF THE ORDINANCE TONIGHT THAT IS AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC.

>> IT WAS INTRODUCED BLANK. THIS IS THE PUBLIC HEARING.

>> THE CONTRACT IS A PUBLIC RECORD, IS IT NOT?

>> IT IS.

>> THEY'RE DETAILED. THE NON-ECONOMIC AS WELL AS ECONOMIC TERMS ARE DETAILED IN A MUM -- MEMORANDUM TO YOU IN THE AGENDA PACK AND AND A STRIEKD THROUGH AND UNDERLINED CONTRACT IS AVAILABLE IN THE TERMS OF THIS.

IT'S ALSO IN THE AGENDA PACKAGE. SO THIS S THE PUBLIC HEARING.

THIS IS THE OPPORTUNITY FOR THE MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC OR YOU TO

ASK ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS. >> MS. DOROTHY, YES.

>> I'M HAPPY WITH THE NEGOTIATED CONTRACT.

JUST WONDERING WHAT IT REPRESENTED AND THE TIME LINE IT TOOK TO THIS CONTRACT. I'M HAPPY WE'RE FINALLY HERE.

HOW OFTEN DO WE NEGOTIATE CONTRACTS AND HOW LONG DID IT

TAKE TO NEGOTIATE THIS CONTRACT? >> SO THIS CONTRACT EXPIRED TECHNICALLY IN JANUARY 1, 2019. EVERYBODY WORKED IN GOOD FAITH AND COLLABORATIVELY TOGETHER BUT IT OOK A LONG TIME.

WE'RE PLEASED TO BRING IT TO FRUITION IN A MANNER THAT'S FAIR

FOR ALL. >> EVERYONE WHO WORKED ON NEGOTIATING BACK AND FORTH AND DOING A GREAT JOB FOR THE CITY ON BOTH SIDES. WE'RE ALL WORKING TO HAVING A SAFE WORTHINGTON FOR VERYONE WHO PASSES THROUGH AND AN APPRECIATE ALL THE WORK WE DID TO MAKE SURE IT'S FAIR AND

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EQUITABLE FOR ALL. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: THANK YOU. I ECHO WHAT MS. DOROTHY SAID.

I WANT TO THANK EVERYBODY ON THE CITY STAFF THE ATTORNEY WHO WORKED WITH CITY STAFF AND THE PEOPLE ON THE F.O.P. SIDE.

IT'S GREAT TO HAVE A CONTRACT WE CAN ALL LIVE WITH.

IT TAKES A LOT OF HARD WORK BUT THANK YOU FOR ALL THE HARD WORK YOU'VE DONE. ANY OTHER DISCUSSION? MS. THRESS PLEASE CALL THE ROLL.

. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: ORDINANCE 37-2019 IS PASSED. MOVING ON TO NEW LEGISLATION,

[8.A. Resolution No. 53-2019 Staffing Chart Amendment for Firefighter EMT-P]

RESOLUTION 53-2019 AMENDING THE STAFFING CHARTER OF THE CITY OF WORTHINGTON TO PROVIDE FOR 26 FIREFIGHTER E.M.T. DIVISIONS IN THE DIVISION OF FIRE UP TO A ONE-YEAR PERIOD.

INTRODUCED BY MR. ROBINSON, MOVED FOR ADOPTION BY MR. FOUST, SECONDED BY MR. SMITH. MR. GREESON.

>> WITH -- WE EXPECT THE RETIREMENT OF TWO THE FINE GENTLEMEN YOU SAW IN AUDIENCE TODAY LATER THIS YEAR.

ONE OF THE THINGS THAT EASE THE3 HIRING PROCESS AND TRAINING AND TRANSITION PROCESS IS TO BUMP THE STAFFING HART UP SO WE CAN FIGHTERS AND CAN GET THEM VEL - TRAINED IN ADVANCE OR IN AN ORDERLY FASHION AND HAVE A LITTLE BIT OF OVERLAP AND IT AVOIDS OVERTIME COSTS OKAY THE BACK END AND AVOIDS DISRUPTION OF SERVICE THAT MAY BE CAUSED BY BEING SHORT STAFFED.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: ALL IN FAVOR OF RESOLUTION 53-2019 SIGNIFY BY SAYING AYE. OPPOSED? IT PASSES. RESOLUTION 54-2019

[8.B. Resolution No. 54-2019 City Council Rules]

ADOPTING AMENDMENTS TO CITY COUNCIL RULES INTRODUCED BY MR. MYERS AND MOVED FOR ADOPTION AND SECONDED BY MS. B. KOWALCZYK. ANY DISCUSSION?

>> I THINK I BROUGHT THIS UP LAST TIME.

I DIDN'T FOLLOW THROUGH WITH IT BUT I HAD A QUESTION AND I DON'T FLOW IF IT'S SIGNIFICANT OR NOT BUT AS I READ THIS AND I THINK WHAT WE AGREED TO LAST TIME WAS BASICALLY TWO ROUNDS OF BALLOTS.

WE DO A BALLOT AND THEN THE TOP TWO ASSUMING THERE ARE ONLY TWO.

IF THERE'S THREE THEN WE GO THROUGH ANOTHER PROCESS BUT THOSE TWO WOULD GIVE PRESENTATIONS AND RUN A SECOND TIME. 6-1 VOTE?ENS IN THE EVENT IT'S - OR A 5-2 VOTE? OR 4-3 VOTE? IF ON THE FIRST BALLOT, THERE A MAJORITY VOTE, DO WE HAVE A SECOND BALLOT? THAT SEEMS TO ME TO BE -- IF A MAJORITY CARRIES IT THE FIRST TIME, TYPICALLY IN A PLURALITY ELECTION, IF ONE CANDIDATE WON THE MAJORITY OF THE VOTES IT WOULD BE OVER. I DON'T KNOW THAT'S THE WAY THIS IS SET UP NOW. I JUST WONDERED WHAT OUR THOUGHTS WERE ON THAT. I THINK WE ENVISION MORE OF A 3-3-1 VOTE OR 2-2-3 VOTE OR SOMETHING OPPOSED TO A 5-2 VOTE.

>> THE MAJORITY RULES FIRST TIME OUT.

>> I DON'T THINK THAT'S THE WAY ITS WRITTEN.

I DON'T THINK THAT'S WHAT WE TALKED ABOUT LAST MEETING.

>> COUNCIL PRESIDENT, MEMBERS OF COUNCIL, THE DISCUSSION LAST WEEK DDED THIS NOMINATING BALLOT OR WHAT I WILL REFER TO AS NOMINATING BALLOT TO THE PROCESS.

THIS ADDITION IS A NOMINATING BALLOT.

THE ANALOGY IS SIMILAR TO A PRIMARY IN MANY JURISDICTIONS

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THAT HAVE PRIMARY ELECTIONS FOR MULTISEAT POSITIONS.

THE OPPORTUNITY OR REDUCE IT - DOWN, THREE PEOPLE RUNNING FOR THE OPPORTUNITY BUT IF ITS NON PARTISAN YOU MAY END UP WITH SOMEBODY WINS BUT THAT DOESN'T GUARANTEE THEY WIN WHEN THEY THEN HAVE THE FALL ELECTION. SO, I ONLY BRING THAT UP AS IT WOULD NOT BE CONTRARY TO OTHER ASPECTS OF OUR DEMOCRATIC PROCESS THROUGHOUT THE COUNT TRY TO HAVE A FIRST-BALLOT THAT IS A NOMINATING OR SORT OF PRIMARY PROCESS TO THEN HAVE A SECOND ONE. HAVING SAID THAT, IT'S NTIRELY UP TO COUNCIL TO DECIDE WHETHER YOU WOULD WANT TO TREAT THE FIRST BALLOT IF YOU WANT TO INDICATE IF SOMEBODY RECEIVED MORE THAN FOUR VOTES, THAT WOULD THEN ELIMINATE THE NECESSITY.

>> I THINK YOU'VE HIT ON IT, MR. LINDSEY.

HOW WE PERCEIVE THIS. WE WERE GOING UNDER THE ASSUMPTION LAST TIME AND IT HIT WAS MY IDEA AND A -- I APOLOGIZE IT WAS MY IDEA. WE WERE THINKING OF HIS AS A NOMINATING PETITION NOT ELECTION.

>> THAT'S HOW WE HEARD IT. >> AS I THOUGHT ABOUT IT DRIVING HOME OR IN THE SHOWER WHERE I ALWAYS DO MY BEST THINKING, I THOUGHT WHAT IF. I'D LOVE O HEAR A DISCUSSION ON

IT WHAT YOU ALL THINK? >> ARE THERE THOUGHTS,

COUNCILMEMBERS? >> I'D LIKE TO HEAR WHAT FOLKS WANT WITH THE OFFICE AND IT'S A DIRECT STATEMENT AND LOST IN THE SEQUENCE. YOU EXPRESSED THE ISSUE WHETHER YOU CAN NOMINATE YOURSELF AS A HYPOTHETICAL.

IT'S NOT ARTICULATED ERE. I THINK IT OUGHT TO BE.

THERE'S ANOTHER POTENTIAL SCENARIO OF SAY A 2-2-1 VOTE.

THERE'S A NUMBER OF SCENARIOS IT COULD COME NON-COMPLIANT.

>> IF THERE'S A TIE FOR SECOND PLACE AND COUNCIL MEMBERS VOTE UNTIL THE TOP TWO ARE IDENTIFIED.

THAT'S HOW IT'S HANDLED FOR WHAT'S IN FRONT OF US.

IF THERE'S A 2-2-1. THERE IS NO TIE FOR SECOND PLACE JUST A TIE FOR FIRST PLACE. IF THERE'S A TIE PERIOD AND LEAVE IT AT THAT THERE'S A SECOND BALLOT.

PROBABLY FINESSE IT THAT WAY WHICH PROBABLY SOLVES THE ISSUE.

SO I'M FINE IF WE WANT TO TREAT THIS AS A NOMINATING TASK.

THEN WE HAVE A SECOND ELECTION BALLOT.

AS FAR AS NOMINATING YOURSELF, I AS ASSUME CHECK THE FORM IN ONE OF THE BOX YOU CHECK S YOUR OWN.

>> I THOUGHT THE WHOLE REASON WHY THIS CAME UP TO BEGIN WITH WAS TO PROVIDE A MORE ROBUST REASON WHY TO ELECT A PRESIDENT.

I APPRECIATE WHY WE WANT A SPEAKING PART IN THERE, YES.

DEF AND TREAT THIS AS A NOMINATING ELECTION AS MR. LINDSEY WROTE IT. IF IT'S 4-3 THERE'S STILL AN OPPORTUNITY TO CHANGE YOUR MIND OR SEE HOW IT'S PLAYING OUT.

THAT MAKES SENSE. ANY CHANGES?

>> ARE WE CHANGING JUST TO THE TIE PORTION NOT SECOND PLACE TIE

BUT JUST A TIE? >> IS SOMEBODY MOVING WE AMEND THIS SO THAT IT READS IF THERE IS A TIE AND KNOCK OFF FOR

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SECOND PLACE, IF THERE'S A TIE THEN THE COUNCIL MEMBERS WILL REVOTE? UNTIL THE TOP TWO ARE

IDENTIFIED. >> ONCE AGAIN HYPOTHETICALLY TRYING TO GO THROUGH THIS, IF YOU HAD A 3-3-1 YOU KNOW WHO YOUR TOP TWO ARE. YOU WOULD NOT NEED IT.

>> TO SIMPLY SAY A TIE. >> A 3-3-1 YOU'D HAVE THE TOP

TWO IDENTIFIED. >> IF YOU SAY THERE'S A TIE RESULTING IN THE TOP TWO VOTE GETTERS NOT BEING IDENTIFIED.

WILL THAT WORK? >> YEAH, I THINK THAT WOULD WORK. CYBERSECURITY

>> TO ASK HETHER YOU EXPRESSLY INDICATE THE ABILITY TO NOMINATE

YOURSELF. >> IN THE SECOND SENTENCE EACH COUNCIL MEMBER WILL FILL OUT A NAME OF THE PRESIDENT THEY'D LIKE TO INCLUDE FOR THE NEXT TWO YEARS HICH COULD INCLUDE THEMSELVES. LESS DIRECT IN THE EGO

CENTRICITY. >> WE'RE ELECTED OFFICIALS.

WE'RE MANIACAL. >> WHICH OF THE SEVEN MEMBERS.

>> JUST TO MAKE SURE IT'S OPEN UP TO ANYONE.

YES. >> A VOTE FOR ONE OF THE SEVEN

MEMBERS. >> I'D LIKE TO SUGGEST WE CALL THIS NEW RULE THE MYERS RULE. I'VE WRITTEN GOOD STUFF I'LL TAKE CREDIT FOR. THIS IS NOT IT.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: I'LL TRY TO DO ALL THE AMENDMENTS TOGETHER AT ONCE. ANYTHING BESIDES THE TWO AMENDMENTS? OKAY.

MR. MIERS MOVES THE SECOND SENTENCE READS EACH COUNCIL MEMBER WILL FILL OUT THE BALLOT WITH THEIR NAME AND A VOTE FOR ONE OF THE SEVEN MEMBERS THEY WOULD LIKE TO SERVE AS PRESIDENT AND THEN THE OTHER ONE IS IF THERE SAY TIE RESULTING IN THE TOP TWO NOT BEING IDENTIFIED, THEN COUNCIL WILL REVOTE.

OKAY. SO MOVED, SECONDED BY MS. 3 DOROTHY. ANY FURTHER DISCUSSION? IF NOT, ALL IN FAVOR SIGNIFY BY SAYING AYE.

OPPOSED, LIKE SIGN. OKAY, E PASSED THE RESOLUTION.

[8.C. Ordinance No. 38-2019 Appropriation - Electric Vehicle Charging Stations]

WE'RE GOING INTRODUCE ORDINANCE NUMBER 38-2019 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: THIS RESOLUTION ADOPTS AMENDMENTS TO CITY COUNCIL RULES RELATED TO CITY COUNCIL'S ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING RECOMMENDATION: INTRODUCE AND APPROVE AS PRESENTED 8.C. ORDINANCE NO. 38-2019 APPROPRIATION - ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING STATIONS 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 FOR ACQUISITION AND INSTALLATION OF ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING STATIONS AND ALL RELATED EXPENSES AND DETERMINING TO PROCEED WITH SAID PROJECT. INTRODUCED BY MS. B. KOWALCZYK.

[8.D. Ordinance No. 39-2019 Easement - Columbia Gas of Ohio]

ORDINANCE 39-2019 EASEMENT - COLUMBIA GAS OF OHIO GRANTING AN EASEMENT TO COLUMBIA GAS OF OHIO, INC. THROUGH A PORTION OF PROPERTY OWNED BY THE CITY OF WORTHINGTON AT 7200 HUNTLEY ROAD TO ACCOMMODATE THE RELOCATION OF UTILITIES AS PART OF THE NORTHEAST GATEWAY PROJECT.

INTRODUCED BY MR ROBINSON. IT'S MY UNDERSTANDING THAT MORE THAN SEVERAL OF US COUNCIL MEMBERS RECEIVED MATERIALS FROM COLUMBIA GAS WITH A CD. I GAVE MINE TO ROBIN.

GIVE THEM TO THERE GREESON OB ROBIN.

THEY GIVE A WHOLE CD ON WHERE THE GAS LINES ARE SUPPOSED TO GO. THIS PROJECT BUT I DON'T THINK WE'LL NEED IT UNLESS YOU REEL ANYWHERE WANT TO LOOK -- REALLY WANT TO LOOK THROUGH IT, HELP YOURSELF.

[9. Reports of City Officials]

REPORTS TO CITY OFFICIALS, MR. GREESON.

>> PRESIDENT MICHAEL, I HAVE NO UPDATES TO REPORT THIS EVENING.

WHEN THE TIME IS APPROPRIATE WE REQUEST AN EXECUTIVE SESSION TO TALK ABOUT THE APPOINTMENT AND COMPENSATION OF PERSONNEL.

>> MS. THRESS? MR. LINDSEY.

>> TWO THINGS, BRIEFLY. ONE, SOMEWHERE ON THE DISCUSSION IN THE RULES I THINK I WAS GIVEN CREDIT FOR HAVING IT DRAFTED AND

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BACK TO YOU AND APPROPRIATE CREDIT SHOULD GO TO MS. THRESS AND WHO PUT YOUR THOUGHTS IN BUT I DON'T WANT IT TO SEEM IT WAS MY DOG-DOING. LAST WEEK THE SON OF RUSS CANAHAN PASSED AWAY THE LONG-TERM ATTORNEY WHO'S BEEN A WORTHY ADVOCATE FOR HIS SIDE OF THE NEGOTIATIONS DURING MY TIME IN ARLINGTON AS WELL AS MY TIME HERE WITH WORTHINGTON AND I SIMPLY ADD -- ASK ALL INCLINED TO KEEP THEIR CAL AHAN FAMILY IN

THEIR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL:

MR. ROBINSON. >> NOTHING, ADAME PRESIDENT.

[10. Reports of Council Members]

>> MR. FOUST? >> MR. SMITH.

>> C.I.C. MET FRIDAY AND WE HAD THE TROPICAL NUTS IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM WHICH SHOULD COME IN FRONT OF US.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: AND LET THEM KNOW WHAT'S GOING IN THE FRUIT AND NUTS BUILDING. .

WE TALKED ABOUT OTHER GOINGS ON IN THE COMMUNITY.

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

>> WE DID HAVE SOME IMMEDIATE NEIGHBORS COME AND VISIT THE GARDENER PROPERTY ON THE CEMETERY TO LOOK AT THE MASTER PLAN THERE. THE ONE GARAGE HAS BEEN UPDATED TO BE ABLE TO ACCOMMODATE HOUSING EQUIPMENT DURING THE SEASON SO IT'S EASY ACCESS TO UPDATE FLYNN CEMETERY THERE.

THERE'S GOING TO BE MORE UPDATES TO THE OFFICE AND OTHER GARAGE BUILDING AND WE'RE STARTING IN ON PLANS BUT IT WAS NICE TO BE ABLE TO MEET OUR NEIGHBORS AND HAVE THE INFORMATION OUT.

WE'RE STILL GETTING THE INFORMATION UPDATED ON TO THE WEBSITE. THERE IS WORTHINGTON CEMETERY WEBSITE THAT SHOULD BE ABLE TO HOUSE THE MASTER PLANS.

WE HOPE TO HAVE THE PLANS DONE BY EARLY NEXT YEAR AND MAYBE STARTING MOVING FORWARD WITH WORK NEXT YEAR TOO BUT IT IS A SLOW PROCESS AS WE KNOW. AND THEN I DID WANT TO THANK EVERYONE WHO CAME OUT TO WORK AT THE MOROLOW PAVILION.

IT'S A JOINT PROJECT WITH MANY PARTNERS.

THE SCHOOL, THE CITY, THE ROTARY AND SEVERAL OTHER MAJOR DONORS, AND WE GOT A LOT OF WORK DONE AND I APPRECIATE EVERYONE OUT THERE TO HELP.

>> I DON'T HAVE ANYTHING. THANK YOU.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: I JUST WANTED TO BRING UP ONE THING.

IN THE LEGISLATIVE BULLETINS THAT WENT OUT WITH THE OHIO MUNICIPAL LEAGUE THIS WAS ALSO BROUGHT UP AT THE CENTRAL OHIO MANAGER'S MEETING LAST WEEK, THERE'S A PIECE OF LEGISLATION GOING THROUGH THE HOUSE THAT WILL PROHIBIT CITIES FROM BEING ABLE TO USE IMMINENT DOMAIN POWERS FOR TRAIL DEVELOPMENT.

SO NOW IF YOU WERE TO BUILD A TRAIL AND YOU GET ALL THE WAY TO THE POINT THAT YOU JUST HAVE THIS ONE PIECE OF PROPERTY TO FINISH THE TRAIL, YOU WOULD NOT BE ABLE TO USE IMMINENT DOMAIN TO BE ABLE TO USE THIS. I DON'T KNOW IF THIS COUNCIL WANTS TO TAKE A STAND AS A COUNCIL.

THE WAY THIS GOT STARTED WAS MY UNDERSTANDING IS THERE'S A LEGISLATOR ONE OF HIS CONSTITUENTS WAS GOING TO OSE A PIECE OF PROPERTY TO A TRAIL AND PUT THIS IN AS A BAN AND NOT ONLY THE ENTIRE STATE BUT PUTTING IT THROUGH AS AN EMERGENCY. I DON'T KNOW WHAT PEOPLE'S THOUGHTS ARE BUT I KNOW WE HAVE A STRONG COMMITMENT TO BIKE AND TRAIL FOR PEDESTRIANS AND HAVE A WHOLE COMMITTEE AND COMMUNITY THAT SUPPORTS TRAILS AND HAVING THE CONNECTIVITY.

I'M SURE SOMETHING LIKE THIS COULD MAKE IT MUCH MORE DIFFICULT FOR CITIES. NOT THAT WE'D NECESSARILY GO O IMMINENT DOMAIN QUICKLY BUT IF YOU NEED THE ONE PIECE IN ORDER TO FINISH A TRAIL, NOT BEING ABLE TO DO IT CAN MAKE IT

DIFFICULT. >> WHAT ARE THE PROSPECTS OF THE LEGISLATION AT THE STATE HOUSE?

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: I DON'T KNOW TO BE HONEST WITH YOU.

I KNOW THE CENTRAL OHIO MANAGERS ASSOCIATION DID A LETTER IN OPPOSITION THEY SENT. I PERSONALLY HAVE CALLED REPRESENTATIVE LISTON SAYING I THINK IT'S REALLY BAD HAVING

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LEGISLATION LIKE THIS AND SHE AGREED.

I DON'T KNOW IF WE WANT TO TAKE A STANCE BY LETTER AND I DON'T KNOW IF WE WANT TO TAKE TIME TO GO DOWN AND TESTIFY.

IT'S BEEN SET FOR HEARING AND THEY RESCHEDULED IT.

>> I'M NOT IN FAVOR OF THE LEGISLATION BUT I DON'T KNOW WHAT THE PROCESS IS AND WHAT WE DO WOULD MATTER AT ALL.

>> WHAT WE COULD DO IS A LETTER OR RESOLUTION THAT WOULD GET MAILED TO THE SPONSOR OF THE BILL AND OUR OWN ELECTIVE

OFFICIALS. >> I CERTAINLY DON'T HAVE A PROBLEM WAY -- WITH A LETTER I'M TRYING TO THINK OF A SCENARIO IN WORTHINGTON WHERE IT'S PROBLEMATIC FOR US.

>> IF YOU'RE TRYING TO CONNECT THE BIKE TRAIL ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF WILSON BRIDGE ROAD AND COULDN'T GET THE PROPERTY OWNER TO GIVE US AN EASEMENT AND WE HAVE ONE PROPERTY OWNER AND WON'T GIVE US THE EASEMENT. WE COULD BETTER FIT THE TRAIL WITH REASONABLE DISTON BETWEEN THE CURB AND TRAIL ITSELF.

>> IT SEEMS REASONABLE. WE'RE APPROPRIATING PROPERTY FOR THE NORTHEAST GATEWAY AND IN THAT PLAN SAY -- IS A MULTI USE TRAIL. WHETHER IT'S EXCLUSIVE TO TRAILER TRAIL WAS PART OF IT BUT COULD STOP THE ENTIRE NORTHEAST GATEWAY PROJECT CONCEIVABLY IF IT'S WRITTEN HAT BROAD WAY.

>> TRAIL AS WRITTEN BROADLY BECAUSE T WAS INCLUDED IN THE LEGISLATIVE UPDATE BUT TRAIL WAS PRETTY BROAD AND INCLUDES BICYCLE, PEDESTRIAN, CONNECTIVITY.

>> THANK YOU FOR THE CLARIFICATION.

I DON'T THINK ANY OF US LIKE WHAT WE'RE HEARING.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: BY CONSENSUS WE CAN HAVE STAFF

DRAFT SOMETHING AND SIGN IT. >> IT'S A CONTINUATION OF TAKING AWAY THE ABILITY OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT TO DO WHAT WE NEED TO DO. THERE'S ALREADY A PROCESS BY WHICH I AM -- IMMINENT DOMAIN HAPPENS AND BY SINGLING TRAILS IS PROBLEMATIC TOO. JUST MY THOUGHT.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: SO THERE IS ANOTHER ORGANIZATION THAT RESPECTFUL OF PARKLAND. OKAY.

SO BY CONSENSUS ASKING FOR HAT TO GET THROUGH AND AS SOON AS SOMETHING'S READY LET ME KNOW AND I'LL SIGN AND WE CAN GET IT OUT. OKAY.

I DON'T HAVE ANYTHING ELSE. >> PRESIDENT MICHAEL, I FORGOT ONE THING. I WANT MR. BARTTER TO HIGHLIGHT

SOME FINANCE ACTIVITY. >> WE ISSUED NOTES IN THE AMOUNT OF $4,468,000 A YEAR AGO. WE HAVE THE NOTES COMING DUNE SEPTEMBER 25TH AND RE-IRISH -- REISSUED THEM AND WE WERE PLEASED WITH THE OUTCOME. THOUGHT WE'D REPORT THAT TO YOU.

>> >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: SOMETHING I'D LIKE TO SAY QUICKLY.

I'D LIKE TO COMPLIMENT MR. BARTTER AND HIS STAFF FOR PUTTING THE PEOPLE FRIENDLY FINANCE REPORT TOGETHER.

IF YOU HAVEN'T READ IT, IT'S ONLINE AND WELL DONE, SIMPLIFIED EXPLANATION OF OUR INCOME AND EXPENSES AND WITH NICE GRAPHS AND EVERYTHING. IT'S VERY VERY WELL DONE.

CONGRATULATIONS AND THANK YOU. OKAY.

[12. Executive Session]

WITH THAT, MR. MYERS MOVES TO JOIN TO EXECUTIVE SESSION

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SECONDED BY MIS MS. DOROTHY. FOR THE PURPOSE OF APPOINTMENT AND COMPENSATION F PERSONNEL.

>> CLERK:

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: WE'RE NOW ADJOURNED TO EXECUTIVE SESSION.

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