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[4.A. Residential Property Assessed Clean Energy (R-PACE)]

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>> THE PROPERTY AND ENERGY. WE WELCOME ELBERT BELL.

WHO HAS BEEN WORKING ON PACE ISSUES ON BEHALF F -- OF THE ENERGY SPECIAL IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT CAN AND OTHER ENTITIES AROUND OHIO TO -- TO GIVE US INFORMATION ON THE SUBJECT AND MR. BELL, WELCOME TO THE CITY OF WORTHINGTON AND GIVE US YOUR TIME THIS EVENING. WE APPRECIATE YOUR PRESENTATION.

>> I'M BELL AND I REPRESENT THE GLCHLT DISTRICT.

THIS IS HOSTED BY THE FINANCE AUTHORITY AND IT OPERATES WITH A LOT OF DIFFERENT INJURES DICKS INCLUDING WORTHINGTON AND CITY OF COLUMBUS AND SOME OTHER COMMUNITIES HERE.

THEY HAVE ALL USED FINANCING FOR ENERGY IMPROVEMENTS.

IT HAS BEEN OPERATING FOR FOUR OR FIVE YEARS.

100 MILLION OF FINANCING, INCLUDING HERE THE PROJECT ON WILSON OAD. THIS IS FOR THE OTHER AN ASSET CLASS THAT WE HAVE. I THINK MATT'S COMMENT WAS CORRECT. WHAT ARE THEY EVALUATING? HOW MIGHT IT WORK FOR INDIVIDUAL HOMEOWNERS? THAT'S WHAT WE'VE DONE FOR SEVERAL YEARS.

FOR FOUR YEARS I'VE BEEN WORKING WITH THE FINANCE AUTHORITY AND OTHER PORT AUTHORITIES AND REGIONAL ENTITIES AROUND THE STATE AND THERE HAS COME TOGETHER ONE SINGLE STATE WIDE COOPERATIVE GROUP THAT WILL LAUNCH HIS RESIDENTIAL PACE PROGRAM EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2020.

AND WHAT DOES THAT MEAN? I LIKE TO PRESENT A PRESENTATION. WE CAN GO THROUGH.

FEEL FREE TO INTERJECT. I'LL ANSWER QUESTIONS.

DON'T WORRY ABOUT STAFF AND ME. YOU COULD SEE HERE ON THE MAP, YOU'VE GOT SEVERAL OF THE MAJOR REGIONS.

THEY'RE PARTICIPATING IN ONE WAY OR THE OTHER.

SOME COMMUNITIES HAVE HELD HEARINGS AND THEY'RE GOING TO C CONSIDER IT LATER ON.

OTHER COMMUNITIES ARE TRYING TO FIGURE OUT MORE INFORMATION.

ABOUT 35 OR 40 COMMUNITIES APPROVED THE BAM.

THEY'RE OUR LAUNCH COMMUNITIES WITH THE PROGRAM STARTS.

WHAT IS THIS? BASICALLY IT IS A METHOD OF FINANCING THAT IS DESIGNED TO ENABLE A HOMEOWNER TO DO ENERGY

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EFFICIENCY OR HOME IMPROVEMENTS AND THAT FINANCE OVER A LONG PERIOD OF TIME WITH FIXED RATE OF INTEREST AND THAT FINANCING MECHANISM IS NOT A LOAN OR MORTGAGE.

IT IS A SPECIAL ASSESSMENT. IT IS LIKE THE MECHANISM THE CITY WERE TO IMPOSE IF YOU HAD A LIGHTI ASSESSMENT.

THIS ENABLES A LONG PERIOD OF REPAYMEN M REPAYMENT. IT IS LIKE A SECOND MORTGAGE BUT NOT THE SAME. THERE'S BENEFITS AND IT GETS YOU OVER THE HRDLE. YOU MAY THINK, HOW DO I DO THE WINDOWS OR DOORS IN THE HOME AND REPLACE AN OLD FURNACE.

IF YOU DON'T HAVE THAT MONEY OUT OF POCKET, FINANCING IS A WAY TO DO IT. SOMETIMES PEOPLE PAY CASH AND PUT IT ON THEIR CREDIT CARD. THEY PUT IT ON THEIR CREDIT CARD LIKE NOW AND YOU DON'T HAVE A FURNACE.

OFTENTIMES YOU GET A HOME EQUITY LINE OF CREDIT.

THIS IS DIFFERENT, IT IS NOT COMPELLED OR A REQUIREMENT.

IT IS ANOTHER OPTION. WHAT IT ENABLES IS LONG TEAM FIXED FINANCING WITH THE PROPERTY TAX BILL.

>> HERE YOU SEE AN EXAMPLE. WHAT HAPPENS IS THE PROPERTY WILL END UP PAYING. THERE WILL BE A LINE ITEM THAT SAYS RESIDENTIAL PAYS. IT IS THAT YEAR'S PAYMENTS.

THAT YEARS PORTION OF PAYMENTS. THE WAY THIS WORKS, THERE'S SEVERAL TERMS. FIVE YEAR, TEN, 5.

IT IS THOSE, FIVE, TEN, 15, 20. THE RATE IS BASED ON THE TERM.

IT IS NOT BASED ON MUCH MORE THAN FIVE-YEAR AND THE PREVAILING INTEREST RATE IS 20, AND THE INTEREST RATE ON THAT IS 8 1/4. THAT'S WHAT YOU'RE LOOKING AT IN TERMS OF INTEREST RAIDS FOR THIS.

AND IF YOU ARE LOOKING TO HOMEOWNERS INTERESTED IN SOLAR, THEY COULD GET VENDOR FINANCING. THAT IS MORE THAN 2.99 PERCENT.

IS THIS WHAT YOU WANT TO DO? DO YOU WANT TO DO SOMETHING DIFFERENT? THAT'S THE NATURE OF THE TOOL.

THAT'S WHAT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT. >> THE RENOVATE AMERICA GROUP IS A LENDER. THERE ARE ABOUT FIVE SUCH LENDERS THAT OPERATE WITH THIS PRODUCT IN THE COUNTRY.

AND THERE ARE NOT MANY. PRODUCT IS AVAILABLE IN FOUR OR FIVE STATES AND IT IS GATHERING SPEED AS RESIDENTIAL BUSINESS FINANCING AND THIS TS EARLY STAGES IN CALIFORNIA PARTICULARLY. IT WAS DO NOT BASED ON UN UNDERWRITING. YOUR COMPANIES, THESE ARE RESIDENTIAL LENDING COMPANIES. THEY DID THAT LENDING ON THE BASIS OF EQUITY IN OUR HOME. SOMETIMES, ESPECIALLY IN WEIRD REAL ESTATE MARKET YOU COULD HAVE EQUITY AND NOT A LOT OF INCOME. THE REAL ESTATE VALUES ROSE HIGH OVER THE LAST 30 YEARS. FOLKS THAT LIVED IN THEIR HOMES HAD EQUITY AND NO INCOME. WHAT WE DID IN OHIO WAS BREAK THAT MODEL AND CREATE A NEW ONE THAT IS MORE ABOUT A COUPLE OF -- COUPLE OF PIECES OF UNDERWRITING.

NOT ONLY ABOUT EQUITY IN THE HOME BUT THEIR ABILITY TO PAY.

THERE'S A FICO SCORE IN OHIO THAT IS NOT IN THE OTHER STATES.

THAT WILL CREATE A MINIMUM THRESHOLD FOR YOU TO QUALIFY.

THAT SCORE IS 620. THAT'S ABOUT A 45TH PERCENTILE OF A FICO SCORE. YOU GOT TO BE AVERAGE OR BETTER TO USE THIS. COMPANIES LIKE RENOVATOR ARE THE

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LAUNCH PROVIDER. SOMEBODY HAD TO PUT TOGETHER A ARRANGEMENTS AND -- NOW HAD TO DO A LOT OF ADVOCACY OVER THE LAST THREE YEARS IN THE STATE. THEY'RE NOT THE ONLY LENDER THAT WILL USE THE PROGRAM. OTHERS WILL ALSO ACCESS THE SAME PLATFORM AND THE SAME PROGRAM AND LEND TO YOUR CUSTOMERS.

>> WHY ARE WE COMMENCING WITH A SINGLE PROVIDER AND WHEN WILL OTHER PROVIDERS ENTER THE PROGRAM?

>> THAT'S A GREAT QUESTION. THE PROBLEM WITH RESIDENTIAL PACE, THE KIND OF -- THE KIND OF PROBLEM SOLVING IS THAT YOU HAVE TO HAVE A LOT OF SMALL PROJECTS WITH VOLUME.

THERE'S A LOT OF HOMES IN OHIO AND YOU GOT TO HAVE ENOUGH OF A CATCHMENT AREA AND DO THINGS ON A REPETITIVE BASIS AND IT HAS TO BE EFFICIENT. THESE PROJECTS ARE ONLY 10, 15, 20,000 APIECE. ANOTHER MARKET IS MISSOURI AND THEIR PROJECT THERE IS 13,000 DOLLARS.

THAT'S COMPARABLE TO OHIO. YOU COULD IMAGINE, 100 OR A THOUSAND. 13,000 DOLLAR PROJECTS.

SO TRYING TO COME UP WITH A SYSTEM THAT WAS UNIFORM ACROSS THE STATE WAS PROBLEM IN YOUR OPINION ONE.

THE PROBLEM NUMBER TWO IS WHO WOULD BE WILLING TO INVEST TIME AND MONEY. WE HAD TO GO TALK TO A LENDER.

IT IS THE PORT AUTHORITY. THEY WERE GETTING THE FIRST QUESTIONS FROM THE POLICY MAKERS ACROSS THE STATE.

HOW DO WE DO THERE FOR RESIDENTIAL.

WHEN THEY GET ASKED A QUESTION, THEY OUT THEMSELVES.

THEY TRIED THEIR OWN PROGRAM AND WHEN THEY TRIED THEIR OWN PROGRAM, THEY SAID WE CAN'T DO THIS ACROSS THE STATE.

WE NEED ABIG BOY AS A PARTNER. THERE'S AN EFFORT TO LAUNCH THE PROGRAM. THAT AGREEMENT PROVIDES FOR RENOVATE AMERICA TO RETAIN COST RECOVERY FROM ANOTHER LENDER IF WITHIN THE FIRST 25 HOMES THAT ARE DONE IN THE STATE OF OHIO ANOTHER LENDER FUNDS THEM. IT IS IT IS NOT EXCLUSIVE BUT IT

CREATES COST EMIMBEDDED RECOVER. >> YOUR ESTIMATE AS TO HOW LONG THE 2500 PROJECTS WILL TAKE TO BE REALIZED.

>> MY BEST GUESS IS A YEAR OR TWO.

IN MISSOURI, I THINK THEIR FIRST YEAR WAS A THOUSAND AND IN TWO MARKETS. HERE WE'RE IN FOUR MARKETS.

I THINK IT'LL BE OVER IN A YEAR YEAR AND A HALF.

IT IS NOT EXCLUSIVE DURING THAT PERIOD.

ANOTHER LENDER CAN DO LENDING BUT THEY'LL DO COST RECOVERY SHARING WITH THE FIRST LENDER. WE HIT ON CONTENTS.

THIS IS A SHARED COMMUNITY PROGRAM WHERE THEY'RE AGREEING ON THE SAME IN THE STATE. THE REGIONAL ENERGY HAS CUSTODY OF YOUR ENERGY PROGRAMMING AND THE REGIONAL ENERGY ENABLES YOU TO ACTIVATE THE POGRAM. YOUR LOCAL GOVERNMENT SAID WE'RE GOOD WITH THIS. IT IS NOW ON THE INDIVIDUAL MEMBER COMMUNITIES TO DCIDE. YOUR COUNTER PART HAVE SAID YEP, WE LIKE IT. AND THEIR CITY COUNCIL HAS APPROVED THIS. THIS IS WHAT YOUR ROLE WOULD BE TO EVALUATE THE PROGRAM AND DETERMINE WHETHER OR NOT YOU HAVE IT AVAILABLE FOR YOUR CITIZENS.

IF YOU DO, THERE'S AN ORDINANCE AND AGREEMENT THAT ENABLES THE STANDARDIZED SYSTEM TOO BE AVAILABLE.

YOU MAY ASK YOURSELF A QUESTION. IT IS STANDARD 50I6 AND THERE'S A LEGAL PROCESS AND PROCEDURE AND THAT'S LOCKED DOWN.

WHAT DOES IT MEAN FOR Y AVERAGE CUSTOMER OR CITIZEN? THEY WILL STILL CALL ATLAS BUTLER AND THEIR LOCAL HEATING AND COOLING PROVIDER. THEY'LL STILL CALL THE SOLAR PROVIDER THEY WANT TO USE FOR THEIR HOME IMPROVEMENT.

IF THAT ROVIDER HAS ACCESS TO 3 THIS MECHANISM AND THEY'RE QUALIFIED AND IF BUTLER GETS QUALIFIED, THEN THEY'LL BE ABLE TO OFFER THAT TO THE HOMEOWNER WHETHER THEY MAKE CHOICES ABOUT

WHAT TO INSTALL. >> HOW ARE THEY QUALIFIED?

>> BY THE CAPITAL PROVIDERS. EVEN ONE WILL MAKE THE VENDOR LEVEL FINANCING AVAILABLE. YOU MAY IMAGINE A SYSTEM WHERE

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HONEYWELL AND THOSE FWOEKS THAT PRODUCE THESE THINGS, THEY ENTER INTO ARRANGEMENTS WITH BUTLER. BUTLER GETS VENDOR FINANCING, ARRANGEMENTS WITH CARRIER AND HONEYWELL AND THE OTHER SYSTEMS. SIMILAR CONCEPT HERE. YOU GOT SOMEBODY WHO HAS GOT CAPITAL WHO -- WHO WANTS TO MAKE CONTRACTORS YOU KNOW, ABLE TO USE THAT SYSTEM. THEY ENTER INTO AN AGREEMENT.

THEY DO A TRAINING. THAT TRAINING INVOLVES YOU KNOW A BACKGROUND CHECK ON THE CONTRACTOR. IT INVOLVES THINGS LIKE -- LIKE SOCIAL -- SOCIAL CREDIT IS EVALUATED.

SO YOUR ANGIE'S LIST AND BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU LISTING AND THAT. THIS IS WHAT THE LENDERS ARE

DOING TO QUALIFY SOMEBODY. >> IT IS THE LENDER OR YOU'RE

REFERRING TO THE -- >> THE LENDER WILL PROVIDE THEM. IT DOESN'T MEAN THE GOVERNMENT DOESN'T SUPERVISE THIS PROCESS. IF YOU OR ANYBODY IN THE SYSTEM DETERMINES THAT A PARTICULAR CONTRACTOR IS DOING SOMETHING WRONG, OR EVEN AN INDIVIDUAL CONTRACTOR WHO WORKS AT A PARTICULAR CONTRACTOR IS DOING SOMETHING WRONG, THE GOVERNMENT HAS THE AUTHORITY TO EXCLUDE THAT CONTRACTOR FROM THE SYSTEM REGARDLESS OF WHETHER THE CAPITAL PROVIDERS LIKE IT OR NOT. THERE'S AN EXCLUSION LIST.

>> YOU WOULD -- THE HOME OFTEN WOULD RECORD IT --

>> IT IS IMMINENTLY POSSIBLE YOU HAVE AN UNREASONABLE HOMEOWNER.

>> YEAH YEAH YEAH. >> YEAH.

>> WALKED INTO THAT ONE, DIDN'T I? THE POINT IS IN THIS SYSTEM THIS WAS AN IDEA THAT STARTED TO CREATE ISSUES FIVE OR TEN YEARS AGO WHERE THERE WERE DISPUTES.

IN OHIO YOU DON'T GET PAID AS CONTRACTOR, UNLESS THE COMPLETION IS APPROVED. THAT'S NOT THE WAY WITH MOST RENOVATIONS, UNTIL A HOMEOWNER CERTIFIES THE COMPLETION WILL A COMPANY GET PAID. YOU HAVE AN IMBEDDED SYSTEM WHERE IT IS LIKELY THE CONTRACTOR WILL LIKELY RESOLVE DISPUTES. THERE'S POWER IN THE SYSTEM TO

THEM TO WITHHOLD THEIR CONSENT. >> LET'S SAY I WANT TO WITHHOLD

MY CONSENT, WHAT HAPPENS? >> A FEW WAYS.

OHIO HAS A REALLY GOOD THREE-DAY RIGHT TO CANCEL, THE COOLING OFF LAW. IF YOU DO -- ANY TYPE OF IN-HOME

PERCENTAGE. >> DOESN'T THAT APPLY FOR THE CONTRACT AND NOT AFTER THE WORK HAS BEEN DONE?

>> THE THREE-DAY COOLING OFF PERIOD APPLIES TO THE SIGNATURE ON THE CONTRACT AND YOU COULD DECIDE WHETHER TO FUND OR NOT

FUND. >> SOLAR PNELS.

>> DIFFERENT QUESTION. YEAH.

THAT'S ABSOLUTELY DIFFERENT. >> I DON'T LIKE WHAT THEY'VE DONE, HOW DO I PURSUE MY OPTIONS?

>> THIS GIVES GOVERNMENT ACCESS TO ENFORCE DEFENSE CONTRACTORS.

IT DOESN'T NECESSARILY CHANGE THE BEHAVIOR OF CONTRACTORS.

HOW WOULD YOU ENFORCE? >> I'M TRYING TO UNDERSTAND.

>> YES, SIR. YEAH.

>> I WILL WITHHOLD MY PAYMENT PERIOD AND IT IS DONE.

>> I'M A REASONABLE HOMEOWNER AND THE WORK IS NOT GETTING DONE AND THERE'S A DISPUTE WITH THE CONTRACTOR, WHO RESOLVES THAT?

>> BECAUSE OF THE NATURE OF CAPITAL THOSE THAT HAVE INTERESTING IN GETTING PAID, THE CONTRACTOR AND THEY WANT ACCESS TO VENDOR LEVEL FINANCING THEY WILL AVE A COUPLE OF INCENTIVES TO RESOLVE THE DISPUTE. IT MAY RESULT IN THE CONTRACTOR NOT TAKING ON THE PROJECT. IT BEING CANCELED.

IT MAY RESULT IN THE PROJECT PROCEEDING BUT WITH THE HOME

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OFTENS CONSENT. IT MAY RESULT IN THE LENDER DECIDING THERE'S AN INEQUITY AND THE LENDER PAYS CONTRACTOR.

THERE COULD BE SCENARIOS WHERE THOSE ISSUES GET RESOLVED.

THE OINT IS NONE OF THESE ISSUES ARE ANY THAT ARE DIFFERENT THAN WHAT THE HOMEOWNER EXPERIENCES.

I KNOW MY BANK DOESN'T COME AFTER MY CONTRACTOR WHEN I GET A HOME EQUITY LINE AND DEMAND THEY COMPLETE THE PROJECT, THEY LEND ME THE MONEY AND I OWE INTEREST. IN THIS, THERE'S PRECLUDING THE CONTRACTOR FROM GETTING PAID. IT IS ULTIMATELY A HOMEOWNER

SATISFACTION ISSUE. >> I'M NOT HEARING A FORMAL PROCESS THAT IS ANY DIFFERENT THAN IF YOU GOT A HOME EQUITY LOAN AND DECIDED NOT TO PAY. IT IS STILL A DISPUTE BETWEEN YOU AND THE CONTRACTOR. THAT ENDS UP IN COURT BUT

INTERVENING PARTIES. >> I THINK THERE'S A COUPLE OF INTERVENING PARTIES. THE HOMEOWNERS HAVE A RIGHT TO REPORT. THERE'S PORTS THAT ARE PARTICIPATING. THERE'S A PORT-LEVEL COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT AND THE RESIDENTIAL PLAN AT THE ENERGY SPECIAL PERMIT LEVEL. THAT'S THE BOARD THAT MR. FOUST SITS ON IN COLUMBUS. WE HAVE THE PACE BOARD.

THE PACE BOARD CAN HEAR A COMPLAINT OR PROBLEM.

THE CITY CAN HEAR A COMPLAINT OR PROBLEM.

THE ONUS ON THE GOVERNMENT SIDE IS TO REPORT THOSE UP THE CHAIN SO THAT WE HAVE -- WE HAVE THE APPROPRIATE LIST OF EXCLUSIONS OR PROBLEMS, THERE BEING VETTED, IT IF YOU HEAR ABOUT IT FROM A CITIZEN AT THE MUNICIPAL LEL AND THERE'S NOT A REPORTING OF IT OR AIRING OF IT, WE WON'T HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO FIX THE PROBLEM.

BUT A LITTLE DIFFERENT THAN CALIFORNIA AND IN FLORIDA, HERE WE INSERTED THE GOVERNMENT AS A LEVEL BETWEEN THE LENDERS AND THE HOMEOWNERS. IT IS REALLY DIFFERENT.

THAT GIVES -- THE GOVERNMENT IS -- IS THE -- IS THE ARBITER OF WHETHER THE PROJECT IS APPROVED OR NOT.

THE -- THE GOVERNMENT IS THE ARBITER OF WHETHER FUNDING

OCCURS OR NOT. >>

>> THE GOVERNMENT HAS THE RESPONSIBILITY TO INSURE THAT THE CONSUMER PROTECTIONS THAT HAVE BEEN APPROVED HAVE BEEN QUALIFIED FOR EACH PROJECT. YES.

IT IS A DOUBLE UNDERWRITING STANDARD.

NO DIFFERENT THAN A BOND ISSUANCE BY AN AUTHORITY.

BOTH THE PROJECT IS GOING TO UNDERRIGHT.

THE DEVELOPER AND SPONSOR. AND THEN THE GOVERNMENT AND THEY APPROVE. THEY DON'T APPROVE, YOU DON'T HAVE FUNDING. APPROVAL WON'T RESULT IN

FUNDING. >> LUCAS COUNTY. CORRECT.

>> THEY WOULD HAVE TO BOTH SIGN.

>> CORRECT. THE FOX AND THE HEN HOUSE CONCEPT WE THOUGHT ABOUT. WE DIDN'T WANT THE CAPITAL PROVIDERS WITH THE AUTHORITY TO -- TO APPROVE A PROJECT AND THEN AUTOMATICALLY CAUSE AN ASSESSMENT TO OCCUR.

WHAT INSTEAD WE WANTED TO DO WAS PUT A PAUSE IN THERE TO INSURE THAT THE ASSESSMENTS DON'T OCCUR WITHOUT APPROPRIATE GOVERNMENT

OVERSIGHT OF THE PROJECT. >>

>> YES. WHETHER IT IS STATUTELY

QUALIFIED. >> THEY WOULD HAVE TO HAVE CERTAIN GLASS DOORS. YOU HAVE TO DO SOMETHING THAT IS EFFICIENT. CORRECT.

YES, SIR. I'VE GOT A BASIC QUESTION.

I'M CONFUSED THAT IT PASSES THROUGH MUCH IKE A PROPERTY

TAX. >> YES.

>> I BORROWED 10,000 DOLLARS FOR TEN YEARS TO PUT SOLAR PANELS ON MY HOUSE. UNLIKE THESE GUYS, MY PROJECT WENT OKAY AND I SELL THE HOUSE AFTER FIVE YEARS.

IS THIS LIKE A SECOND MORTGAGE WHERE I OWE THE REMAINING 5,000 DOLLARS. HOW DOES THAT WORK?

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>> UPON TRANSFER IN A RESIDENTIAL CONTEXT, YOU HAVE THE LIKELY SCENARIO IS PAYOFF WILL OCCUR MUCH LIKE A SECOND MORTGAGE. THERE'S NO PREPAYMENT PENALTIES.

NONE OF THE FIVE NATIONAL LENDERS HAVE PREPAYMENT PENALTY.

YOU PUT YOUR HOUSE ON THE MARKET AND THE BUYER COMES ALONG, AND THEIR DUE DILIGENT, INCLUDING THE TITLE WORK AND THE EXECUTE WILL PICK UP THE ASESSMENT. THE BUYER WILL HAVE THEIR LENDER EVALUATE TITLE S WELL. THEIR LENDER IS LIKELY GOING TO INSIST UPON THE ITEM BEING PAID OFF.

I STAY MAJORITY SCENARIO BECAUSE CASH BUYERS OCCUR AND THEY MAY TAKE IT AS IS AND TRANSFER SUBJECTS TO YOU.

THAT'S A POSSIBILITY BUT THE MOST LIKELY IS PAYOFF WITHOUT

PREPAYMENT. >> IT IS A TAX LIEN ITEM, EQUIVALENT TO OTHER TAXES AND ASSESSMENTS.

>> I'M OT AS FAMILIAR WITH EVERYTHING.

YOU WERE SAYING, I IMAGINE -- I IMAGINE WHEN YOU'RE PLAYING TAXES THE PRIORITY OF WHAT GETS PAID OR WHAT IF SOMEONE IS NOT PAYING THEIR TAXES AND THEY GO INTO ARREARS, WHAT HAPPENS THEN?

THAT WAS THE QUESTION? >> GOOD QUESTION.

THE CLOON ENERGY PROGRAM IS A TAX LIEN BASED PROGRAM.

JUST LIKE A COMMERCIAL PACE, THE RESIDENTIAL PACE DEALS INVOLVE 3 SPECIAL ASSESSMENT INVOLVING A TAX LIEN ITEM.

THIS IS ALONG THE SCHOOLS AND THE COUNTY AND SOMETIMES THERE'S SPECIAL LEVEES LIKE NUISANCE LEVIES OR LIGHTING ASSESSMENTS.

ANYTHING ON THE TAX BILL, THIS IS ALSO ON THE TAX BILL.

WHEN PAYING, THE COUNTY TREASURER WILL REQUIRE YOU TO PAY IT ALL. NOW DON'T HE TREASURER WILL PUTTPUT YOU ON THE DYLANING -- DELINQUENT LIST. IF YOU HAVE A MORTGAGE, YOUR BANK, BECAUSE YOU'RE ON THE LIST IS GOING TO START -- TO TAKE ACTION AGAINST YOU. THEY WILL TAKE THEIR ESCROW ACCOUNT AND DO THINGS LIKE THAT TO SOLVE THE PROBLEM.

IF YOUR BANK IS RECOGNIZING THAT YOU'RE DELINQUENT ON YOUR TAXES THEY MAY INITIATE A FORECLOSURE. THAT'S A POSSIBLE SCENARIO.

IF YOU AND YOUR BANKER AND YOU GOT YOUR BANK SQUARED AWAY PAID THEM ON THE SIDE AND DIDN'T PAY YOUR TAXES, IT IS POSSIBLE WHERE YOU GET DOWN THE ROAD AND THE DELINQUENT LIST IS SOMETHING THAT THE COUNTY PROSECUTING TERN HAS A DUTY TO ENFORCE.

THEY COULD SELL A TAX LIEN CERTIFICATE ON THE PROPERTY WHERE SOMEBODY ELSE PAYS THEIR LIEN AND THEY GET A MORTGAGE IN EXCHANGE. YOU DO A TAX CONTRACT.

FRANKLIN COUNTY HAS DONE THAT. YOU COULD HAVE A TAX CONTRACT WITH THE PROPERTY OWNER WHERE THEY'RE DELINQUENT AND YOU GOT TIME TO PAY AND THE PENALTIES WOULD NOT ACCRUE.

ALL THAT PRESUMES YOU'VE GONE SO FAR TO NOT PAY THE TAXES AND THE PENALTIES AND INTEREST THAT AN ACTIONABLE ITEM OCCURS.

IT IS FAIRLY RARE. DELINQUENCY RATES N THE COUNTY ARE 2 PERCENT OR LESS. THEY WILL GET RESOLVED BEFORE A SHERIFF'S SALE. WE DON'T HAVE A ROB BUST SYSTEM HERE. IT IS MORE FOR ABANDONED PROPERTIES. WE INSURE WE'RE NOT PUTTING PEOPLE UNDER WATER TO GIVE THEM ACCESS TO THE PROGRAM. AND THE ABILITY TO PAY IN THE FIRST PLACE. THAT GUARDS AGAINST THE GENERAL POPULATION THAT COULD ACCESS THE PROGRAM FROM HAVING DELINQUENCY PROBLEMS AND THEN IF THERE'S -- IF YOU HAPPEN TO GET INTO THAT WORLD, THERE'S -- THERE'S A SITUATION WHERE THE TAX

FORECLOSURE PROCESS WILL HAPPEN. >> TALKING ABOUT ABILITY TO

PAY, FICO SCORES, WHAT ELSE? >> HE ABILITY TO PAY AND THE STANDARD IS A BACK END DEBT TO INCOME ANALYSIS THAT EVALUATES YOUR DEBTS. A QUESTIONNAIRE MUCH LIKE YOURS

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MIGHT DO FOR A CREDIT CARD APPLICATION.

WHAT IS YOUR INCOME? DO YOU HAVE A STUDENT LOAN? A SECOND MORTGAGE? A CAR LOAN? MUCH LIKE THAT CREDIT -- CREDIT APPLICATION THAT YOU MAY DO IF YOU HAVE A CREDIT CARD, THAT'S THE LEVEL OF BACK END DTI ANALYSIS THAT IS DONE. THAT'S THEN MARRIED WITH THE FICO SCORE TO DETERMINE YOUR OLE JIBLT.

>> A ELIGIBILITY.

>> HOW DO I PAY FOR THIS? THEY GIVE ME OPTIONS.

THIS IS ONE. IF I'M INTERESTED I FILL OUT AN APPLICATION. WHAT SORT OF INFORMATION DO I GET ABOUT HOW THIS PROCESS WORKS? THE DISCLOSURE DOCUMENTS SO I FULLY UNDERSTAND WHAT I'M

GETTING INTO WITH THIS. >> GREAT QUESTION.

I -- I SPENT -- I SPENT PROBABLY THE LAST SIX WEEKS GRAFTING THE CONSUMER FACING DOCUMENTS FOR THIS SO I COULD ANSWER

QUESTIONS. >> I LIKE TO SEE THEM.

>> SURE, OF COURSE. THEY'RE NOT LIVE YET, BUT THEY'RE CLOSE. THEY'RE OUT SOON.

THE SET OF DOCUMENTS INCLUDES OF COURSE A DOCUMENT.

THIS IS THE FUNDING CONTRACT. THE CONTRACT IS BETWEEN THE OHIO RESIDENTIAL PACE PROGRAM. THE PORT AUTHORITY HAS POWER.

THE PROPERTY OWNER IS THE BUYER AND THAT LAYS OUT THE PRINCIPAL AND INTEREST AND TERM AND HOW CONTRACTORS GET PAID AND THE DISBURSEMENT PROCESS. THERE'S A ROAD MAP.

THERE'S ALSO A NUMBER OF DISCLOSURES THAT THREE-DAY RIGHT TO CAN CEL IS AVAILABLE AND DISCUSSED WITH THE HOMEOWNER.

YOU HAVE A KNOW BEFORE YOU KNOW FORM AND MODELED AFTER THE FEDERAL KNOW BEFORE YOU OWE. IT IS UTILIZED BY LL BANKS.

IT HAS THE DETAILS. I REMEMBER THE IRST TIME I EVER BORROWED ANYTHING AND I WAS SHOCKED TO SEE THAT MY -- MY TOTAL AMOUNT PAID IS THREE TIMES ONE MRTGAGE.

THAT'S WHAT YOU DO WHEN YOU HAVE A 30-YEAR MORTGAGE, YOU SEE THE INTEREST AMOUNT IS UP THERE. THAT KNOW BEFORE YOU OWE FORM IS AVAILABLE FOR THIS PRODUCT AND IS A REQUIREMENT.

IT IS ALSO A REQUIREMENT THAT EACH F THE CAPITAL PROVIDERS, NO MATTER WHO THEY ARE, THEY DO AN ACTUAL CONFIRMED TEAMS CALL WITH THE HOMEOWNER THAT IS SEPARATE FROM THE CONTRACTOR.

IF YOU SIGN UP, GREAT. THE CONTRACTOR IS EXTRICATED.

THE HOMEOWNER CAN VALIDATE THEY DID CHOOSE THE PROGRAM AND HAVE OTHER -- IF THEY HAVE QUESTIONS, THEY HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO TALK TO SOMEBODY THAT IS NOT THE CONTRACTOR.

THERE'S A COUPLE OF WAYS THE BALANCE OF EQUITY GOOD THE PERSON IN YOUR HOME SELLING YOU SOMETHING AND VALIDATED OR NOT

VALIDATED. >> A QUESTION.

ANYTHING ABOUT THE COMMERCIAL PACE PROGRAM THAT I UNDERSTAND IS THERE'S AN ENERGY INVESTMENT THAT SHOWS YOU RETURN ON YOUR INVESTMENT. IS THERE A LAR OBSIMILAR ASSESS?

>> GREAT QUESTION. HOMEOWNERS CAN CHOOSE TO HIRE AN ENERGY AUDITOR OR A THIRD PARTY FOR A FULL-BLOWN BUILDING ANALYST. OTHERS ARE PER SE ELIGIBLE.

SOLAR IS WHAT IT IS. IT IS ABOUT THE HOMEOWNERS WILLINGNESS TO PAY IF THE COST OF THE SOLAR AND GET THE BENEFIT OF THE POWER. IT IS SOMETHING THEY COULD EVALUATE. THIRD PARTY DOESN'T EVALUATE.

YOU GOT THE PER SE ELIGIBLE ITEMS LIKE SOLAR AND GIO THERMAL AND THE OTHER CATEGORY, THE WAY WE DO IT DOESN'T INVOLVE A THIRD PARTY ENERGY AUDIT BY -- BY A INSTEAD IT IS -- IT IS -- IT IS COMPONENT BASED SO THERE'S A MILLION THINGS TO PUT IN YOUR HOME. SOME OF THOSE ARE HIGH ER PANES OR THE HIGHER R VALUE. THE OTHERS THAT ARE ABOVE THE GENERAL CODE AND THERE'S A WORLD ABOUT THIS WHERE THERE'S A

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CONTRACTOR QUALIFICATION WHERE -- WITH CODES AND RATINGS FOR ITEMS PUT INTO RESIDENTIAL HOMES.

YOU HAVE TO BEAT THAT AND SO WE ONLY DO BASICALLY A QUALIFICATION ON THE COMPONENT LEVEL TO -- TO DETERMINE EASILY AND QUICKLY WHETHER THE ITEM IS AN EFFICIENT ITEM.

IT IS DIFFICULT TO HAVE -- TO HAVE HOME RENOVATION PROGRAM AND THEN REQUIRE HOMEOWNERS TO GET AN ENERGY AUDIT. THEY COULD CHOOSE TO DO THAT AND THAT WOULD BE THE ELIGIBLE COSTS IF THEY

DID. >> WE MOVE ON?

>> BY SECONDARY MARKET, YES. AND RESOLD.Y'RE GETTING BUNDLED- THEY'RE RATED THE WAY THAT -- THAT THE -- THAT THE FIVE NACIONAL CAPITAL PROVIDERS DO THIS.

THEY TEND TO FIND A MARKET AND WORK WITHIN A MARKET AND WHEN THERE'S CRITICAL MASS OF PAPER, IT IS BUNDLED RESOLD TO THE INVESTOR. I CAN'T TELL YOU WHO THE INVESTORS ARE UT THERE'S OBJECTIVE RATINGS OF THE PRODUCTS. THEY'RE GOOD.

>> I HEARD THAT BEFORE. COLLAPSED TEN YEARS AGO.

>> I THINK THAT'S RIGHT. THAT'S A REASON WHY, ESPECIALLY THE EQUITY COMPONENTS OF THE CONSUMER PROTECTIONS IT IS NOT JUST 90 PERCENT HOME TO VALUE. YOU COULD HAVE DELINQUENCIES OR BANKRUPTCY. IF YOU DO, IN ORDER TO BE QUALIFIED, DESPITE YOUR BANKRUPTCY, YOUR FICO HAS GOT TO BE BETTER. YOU HAVE PARAMETERS THAT HELP KEEP US OUT OF PREDATORY OR LOW QUALITY PRODUCT.

WE TRY TO PREVENTING WIT REQUIREMENTS.

>> RENOVATE AMERICA GOT IN TROUBLE FOR THAT AND HEY FIGURED OUT WHAT THEY NEED TO DO TO IMPROVE THEIR PRODUCT.

>> ABSOLUTELY. I THINK ALL OF THE LENDERS GOT THAT'S WHY THIS PRODUCT HAS SURVIVED, FRANKLY.

THE REASON WE HAVE THIS CONVERSATION IS BECAUSE IT IS A GOOD PRODUCT BUT IT NEEDED A BETTER SYSTEM.

OHIO HAPPENED TO HAVE A STATUTE THAT WOULD WORK AND PEOPLE THAT WERE USING THE COMMERCIAL SIDE OF THE PRODUCT.

THAN. AND PARTICULARLY ON THE GOVERNMENTAL OVERSIGHT. THERE'S ELEMENTS HERE THAT DIDN'T -- THAT STILL DON'T XIST IN CALIFORNIA.

I WOULDN'T WANT THEM IN OHIO. I WOULDN'T WANT IN PROJECT IN OHIO UNLESS WE HAD -- E HAD REALLY KICKED THE TIRES.

WE'VE SPENT THREE YEARS KICK THE TIRES IN ORDER TO LEARN FROM THE LESSONS IN CALIFORNIA. WE ALSO HAVE CONTACTED THE CONSUMER PROTECTION BUREAU IN D.C. AND THEY ASKED ABOUT -- ABOUT -- AND RULE MAKING COMMENTS AND THOSE REPORTING ON OUR SYSTEM AND WE BELIEVE IT IS OBJECTIVELY A BETTER SYSTEM.

IT WAS DEVELOPED WITH THE KNOWLEDGE OF WHAT THOSE FIVE LENDERS HAD GOING ON BUT ALSO WAS A -- WAS DEPENDENT ON THEM

AND WE TRIED TO IMPROVE IT. >> ARE THERE OTHER STATES THAT IMPLEMENTED THESE CHANGES AND ONGOING AND HAVE ACTUALLY -- YOU'VE ACTUALLY DO NOT THE WORK SO WE COULD SEE HOW THEY'RE

WORKING? >> I WOULD SAY NO.

OHIO IS THE FIRST STATE WITH THE ABILITY TO PAY STANDARD FROM DAY ONE. I THINK THAT'S A GOOD THING.

IT CREATES A MARKET WHERE YOU DON'T HAVE SOME TYPE OF RACE TO THE BOTTOM WHERE LENDERS TRY TO -- TRY TO OUTCOMPETE ONE ANOTHER. THE LENDERS HAVE TO ABIDE BY THE SAME STANDARDS. WE DON'T HAVE THOSE WITH LOANS WITH 580 AND THEN ANOTHER ONE FOR 640.

>> THAT WERE IMPLEMENTED BY THIS AUTHORITY, NOT BY THE STATE LEGISLATURE R THE ATTORNEY GENERAL.

THESE ARE SELF-IMPOSED STANDARDS.

YOU'RE MONITORING THE PROGRAM. >> THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY DOESN'T GIVE US A LOT OF HELP IN THIS AREA.

IT IS A GOOD POLICY. WE HAD SEVERAL LENDERS THAT HAD

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EXPERIENCE WITH THE MECHANISMS. IT IS IN A WAY SELF-REGULATED.

I THINK IT IS A POSITIVE STORY ABOUT YOU KNOW SHARED SERVICES.

CITIES DON'T NECESSARILY HAVE -- HAVE EXTENSIVE EXPERIENCE IN TAX LIEN SECURED FINANCING. WE HAVE THE FINANCE AUTHORITY FOR THAT. IT IS PART OF THAT, ASSIGNMENT OF RESPONSIBILITIES AND WHO IS BEST TO CALL OUT A LENDER OR CALL IN TO FIRE THEM. ANY ONE OF THE FIVE LENDERS COULD BE EJECTED FROM THE PROGRAM.

WE DO -- WE DO END UP HOLDING THE CARDS IF WE DON'T LIKE

SOMETHING. >> I'M CONCERNED IN ESSENCE WE'RE GETTING IN THE BUSINESS OF -- OF LENDING TO -- TO OUR RESIDENTS AND -- AND I THINK THAT'S NOT A NECESSARILY AREA THAT GOVERNMENT SHOULD BE INVOLVED IN.

IT IS NOT OUR JOB. IT IS PRIVATE MECHANISMS FOR FUNDING THE SERVICES. I'M INTERESTED TO SEE HOW IT PLAYS OUT IN OTHER COMMUNITIES. I ASSUME YOU HAVE MORE TO YOUR

PRESENTATION. >> I HAVE A QUICK QUESTION.

IS THERE A REQUIREMENT THAT WORTHINGTON GOVERNMENT AND COUNCIL HAS TO APPROVE THIS IN ORDER FOR RESIDENTS TO PARTAKE IN THE PROGRAM OR COULD INDIVIDUAL RESIDENTS IF WE HAVEN'T DONE ANYTHING, COULD INDIVIDUAL RESIDENTS CALL AND

SAY, I LIKE TO USE THIS PROGRAM. >> GREAT QUESTION.

NO. IT REQUIRES ACTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL. THAT ACTION DOES A FEW THINGS.

IT ENABLES THE PLAN ADOPTED BUSINESSES THE ENERGY DISTRICT TO BE ACTIVE IN WORTHINGTON. IT ENABLES A HOMEOWNER HERE TO STATE WITH THEIR CONTRACTOR, LET'S SAY, LIKE TO USE THIS METHOD OF FINANCING. THE LEGAL UNDERPINNING IS IT IS ULTIMATELY AN ASSESSMENT THAT WORTHINGTON IS IMPOSING ON THE INDIVIDUAL HOME OWNER AT THEIR REQUEST.

CORRECT. SO THERE'S -- THERE'S TWO ITEMS THAT -- THAT CITY COUNCIL EVER DOES AND ONE IS AUTHORIZE IT.

BY THE WAY, THAT -- THAT ALSO CONTAINS THE AUTHORITY AND FREE IT TO SHUT IT OFF. IF YOU DON'T LIKE THE PROGRAM YOU CAN CUT IT OFF. THE AUTHORIZATION IS ONE.

AND THE ANNUAL ITEM OF ENROLLING THE ASSESSMENTS.

THE AUDITOR HAS A PROCESS BY WHICH THEY TAKE THE ASSESSMENT AND THEN THEY WANT TO GET THE INFORMATION FROM THE COMMUNITIES FOR THE TAX BIG NEXT YEAR. THAT'S N ACTION YOU TAKE.

25 IN THE YEAR AND THEY ASK FOR ASSESSMENTS, COUNCIL TAKES ONE ACTION THAT HAS THE PRIOR BRUFLS A -- APPROVES AND YOU SEND THAT ON.

>> YOU TALKED ABOUT THE POTENTIAL OPPORTUNITY FOR

DISPUTE RESOLUTION AS WELL. >> YEAH.

>> TALKED ABOUT DISPUTE RESOLUTION.

>> YES. >> VOLUNTARY BUT IT WOULD BE DONE BY -- I'M SORRY TO INTERJECT.

IT WOULD BE VOLUNTARY BUT T WOULD BE DONE BY STAFF.

I THINK THE CITY MANAGER OR LAW DIRECTOR IF THERE WAS AN ISSUE HAVE THE AUTHORITY AND THE -- THE MECHANISM TO YOU KNOW, THAT DOESN'T NECESSARILY COME O COUNCIL.

>> I WANT TO THANK YOU FOR COMING OUT.

I'VE ENCOURAGED THIS CONVERSATION HERE AT COUNCIL BECAUSE I BELIEVE OUR SOCIETY MUST REDUCE THREAT OF CLIMATE CHANGE. I HAVE NO OTHER WAY TO MAKE SUCH SIGNIFICANT STRIDES THAN THIS MECHANISM.

IF MY FELLOW COUNCIL MEMBERS KNOW OF IDEAS, PLEASE ADVANCE THOSE. THANK YOU FOR COMING OUT

TONIGHT. >> OF COURSE.

>> I DON'T MEAN TO DO THE REST I CAN JUST --.-

>> WE COULD GO THROUGH. >> I'LL FLIP THEM QUICK.

THIS IS THE STATEWIDE PROGRAM AND THIS IS THE PROCESS MAP AND THE PROPERTY OWNER APPROVAL AND GOVERNMENT APPROVAL AND LENDER APPROVAL AND LOCAL JURISDICTION COMES BACK ONCE BE A YEAR TO DO THE ASSESSMENTS THAT WE TALKED ABOUT.

WE TALKED ABOUT THE VARIOUS UNDERWRITING PARAMETERS.

620, COMBINED LONE VALUE AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS, MORTGAGE, NO INVOLUNTARY LIENS ON THE PROPERTY.

NO NOTICE OF DEFAULT. THOSE ARE THE WAYS THAT SCREENING OCCURS. THAT GETS DOUBLE CHECKED BY THE

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GOVERNMENT. THEY DON'T SAY THIS IS GOOD, THE EXACT SAME DETAIL IS LOOKED AT BY THE PORT AUTHORITY BEFORE APPROVAL OCCURS. A COUPLE OF ITEMS, KNOW BEFORE YOU OWE. TALKED ABOUT AND THE FUNDING - THAT WE TALKED ABOUT AND THE -- THE REQUIREMENTS, YOU KNOW, THE IDEA IF THERE'S A BAD ACTOR WE COULD EXCLUDE THEM.

IF IF THERE'S A BAD ACTOR, THEY COULD EXCLUDE THEM AND THEN COMPLIANCE AND WORK ON THE COUNTY AUDITORS OFFICE.

THEY LOOK AT PROGRAM AND HOW TO IMPLEMENT IT.

AND OF COURSE A LITTLE WORK ON THE -- ON THE HOME OFTENS PART 3 TO INSURE THAT THEY'RE ESCROWS AND TALKING ABOUT THEIR BANK WITH THE MORTGAGER AND THINGS LIKE THAT.

THAT'S ALL I HAVE AND HAPPY TO ANSWER QUESTIONS.

>> FOR RESIDENTIAL, WE'RE TALKING ABOUT RESIDENTIAL BUT FOR THE NORMAL PACE FUNDING, ONLY CERTAIN SIZED BUSINESS RESPECT AVAILABLE FOR THAT FUNDING.

DOES THIS PROGRAM, SMALLER BUSINESSES.

IS THIS OPEN TO SMALLER BUSINESSS?

>> THAT'S A GOOD QUESTION. THE IT SPLITS ON THE BASIS OF WHO THINGS, PROPERTY TAX CLASSIFICATION.

UP T THE OTHER IS HOW DO YOU GET YOUR FINANCING? IN THE RESIDENTIAL ORTGAGE POOL. IN THE COMMERCIAL UNDERWRITING WHERE YOU'RE HERE. THOSE ARE THE WAY WE SPLIT THAT.

THERE'S SMALLER LOANS AND TARGET PROGRAMS CAN DO 100,000 DOLLAR LOANS. IT DEPENDS ON WHETHER -- WHETHER IT IS WORTH IT TO THE PROPERTY OWNER TO PAY THOSE FEES.

>> ONE LAST COMMENT. I APPRECIATE YOUR -- YOUR WILLINGNESS TO COME AND PRINT AND RESPOND TO OUR QUESTIONS.

I DIDN'T KNOW ABOUT THIS PROGRAM UNTIL OTHERS BROUGHT IT UP.

I SAW THERE WAS A DISCUSSION AT COLUMBUS CITY COUNCIL WHERE ISSUES WERE RAISED AND I HAVE BEEN MADE AWARE OF THE FACT THAT THE NATIONAL CONSUMER LAW CENTER IS WATCHING US CAREFULLY CONSIDERING WHAT HAS HAPPENED IN OTHER STATES WITH -- WITH WHAT AMOUNTS TO PREDATORY LENDING AND PRACTICES BY CONTRACTORS.

AGAIN, I'M -- I THINK WE SHOULD BE CAUTIOUS IN LOOKING AT THESE ALTERNATIVE LOAN MODELS. I DON'T THINK THIS IS THE ANSWER TO SAVE THE CLIMATE, SAVE THE WORLD FROM CLIMATE CHANGE OR THE BEST USE OF OUR RESOURCES AS CITY COUNCIL FOR THIS.

BUT I THINK WE COULD WATCH AND SEE HOW IT PLAYS OUT.

IF THINGS SEEM TO BE GOING WELL, PERHAPS WE COULD CONTINUE A DISCUSSION. I WANT TO THANK YOU.

>> OF COURSE. ANYTIME.

>> FOR RESPONDING. >> I WANT TO ALSO ECHO WHAT SHE SAID ABOUT -- ABOUT -- I'M NOT SURE IF WE SHOULD JUMP INTO THIS PRODUCT RIGHT NOW. I'M NOT SURE GOVERNMENT SHOULD BE IN THE LENDING GAME FOR THIS BUT I DO KNOW WE HAVE EVERYONE IN WORTHINGTON HAS ACCESS TO ENERGY EFFICIENCY PROGRAMS. WE HAVE THE AUDITS AND YOU COULD DO HE SAME THING, YOU COULD GET WEATHERIZATION AND SAVE ENERGY AND SAVE THE CLIMATE WITH THOSE IMPROVEMENTS. WE COULD PUSH THAT OUT.

THOSE ARE AROUND. NOT EVERYONE HAS DONE THEM.

I KNOW MY FAMILY HAS DONE THEM AND IT SAVED US A TON OF MONEY.

WE GOT REBATES. THE REASON IT SAVED US IS WE REDUCED OUR ENERGY USAGE BY A LOT.

THOSE ARE PROGRAMS THAT ARE OUT THERE THAT WE COULD PUSH RIGHT NOW WITHOUT ANY ADDITIONAL ANYTHING.

>> MR. MEL, I HEARD TWICE THAT THE GOVERNMENT WOULD BE LENDING.

COULD YOU SPEAK TO THAT? >> I THINK IT IS MISCONSTRUING SPECIALLY -- WHAT IS GOING ON. THERE'S FINANCING FOR HOMEOWNER.

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THAT'S SECURED WITH SPECIAL ASSESSMENTS.

THE LOAN PRODUCT IS FUNDED BY CAPITAL PROVIDER, NOT GUY GOVERNMENT. IT IS NOT A SUBSIDEIZED PRODUCT OR WHERE THEY SECURE ANYTHING. IT IS REALLY MORE ABOUT POLICY THAN ANYTHING. THIS IS SOMETHING YOU'RE WILLING TO HAVE AVAILABLE TO PROPERTY OWNERS OR NOT.

IT IS -- IT IS -- IT IS -- IT IS NOT CORRECT TO CALL IT A LOAN.

IT IS NOT ON YOUR BOOKS. IT IS NOT A TAX DOLLAR SECURING THE FINANCING. IT IS COMPLETELY AT THE RISK OF THE -- THE HOMEOWNER AND THE CAPITAL PROVIDER.

>> IT IS SOMETHING THAT WE WOULD ENDORSE THAT I COULD SEE CONTRACTORS SAYING, THIS PRODUCT HERE IS SOMETHING YOUR CITY HAS APPROVED. I MEAN, WHETHER YOU WANT TO TALK ABOUT HE SPECIFICS ON WHAT THAT TR TRULY MEANS IS ANOTHER QUESTION. FOR THE CITY TO TAKE OFFICIAL ACTION TO ENDORSE THIS PRODUCT IS IN MY NIMIND THE SAME THING.

>> I WRESTLED WITH THIS. I COME BACK TO THE IDEA THAT IF THIS PROGRAM DOESN'T EXIST THERE'S GOING TO BE LESS SCRUTINY ON OUR CONTRACTORS. IF IT DOES EXIST, THERE'S MORE SCRUTINY. I DON'T THINK IT IS BAD.

I THINK IT IS HELPFUL-TO-CONTRACTORS WHO MAY NOT BE PULLINGM MPERMITS ARE FORCED TO PULL PERMITS. YOU DON'T GET FUNDING UNLESS THERE'S PULLED PERMITS.

THERE'S BENEFITS THAT WE COULD ACHIEVE IN PERFORMANCE IN OUR COMMUNITIES BY SHEDDING LIGHT ON IT.

IS IT SOMETHING THAT WE WANT TO BE IN THE BUSINESS OF DOING EVERY DAY? NO, WE'RE NOT.

GOVERNMENT IS TYPICALLY NOT. IF THIS PROGRAM EXISTS, A LITTLE LIGHT CAN GET SHED ON BAD PRACTICES AND ELIMINATE THEM.

I THINK THAT'S A GOOD THING. >> WE DON'T NORMALLY MAKE DECISIONS BUT WE THANK YOU FOR GIVING US A GREAT PRESENTATION AND ANSWERS QUESTIONS. I'M SURE IF WE HAVE MORE GUESS IN THE FUTURE, WE WILL GET BACK IN TOUCH.

>> THANK YOU. >> THANK YOU FOR COMING.

ALL RIGHT, PROPOSED 2020 OPERATING BUDGET.

PRESENTATION FROM COMMUNITY GROUPS THAT I THINK SOME OF THE PEOPLE IN THE ROOM ARE EXCITED ABOUT.

MR. GRIEZMANN, I WANT TO TURN IT OVER TO YOU.

>> MEMBERS OF COUNCIL, THIS IS THE TIME WHERE WE HEAR FROM SEVERAL OF THE -- OF THE ORGANIZATIONS THAT WE PROVIDE FUNDING TO, SPECIFICALLY THE OLD WORTHINGTON PARTNERSHIP AND THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY AND THE ARTS CENTER.

[5.A.I. Proposed 2020 Operating Budget - Presentations from Community Groups]

THERE'S A MEMO IN THE PACKAGE AND I WON'T HIGHLIGHT THAT IN DETAIL BECAUSE I KNOW THEY WANT TO PRESENT AND HEAR YOUR QUESTIONS AND ANSWER THEM AND GO HOME FOR THE EVENING.

I WILL -- LET'S DO THIS. I DON'T THINK ANYBODY ROCK, PAPER SCISSORED OUT THIS TO DETERMINE WHO GOES FIRST.

AT THE RISK OF OFFENDING SOMEONE, I'M GOING TO ASK PARTNERSHIP TO GO FIRST, BECAUSE SHE'S IN THE FIRST ROW AND THE CLOSEST CAN THROW SOMETHING AT ME AND HIT ME, I'M TEASING AND I KNOW THERE'S A CHAIR THAT WILL LEAD THE PRESENTATION.

>> EXCUSE ME, PRESIDENT MICHAEL, I'VE BEEN ASKED PEOPLE TO TURN YOUR MICS ON IF YOU SPEAK BECAUSE THEY DID NOT PICK UP SOMEBODY'S CONVERSATION C EARLIER.

SO. >> I'LL GO AHEAD AND START.

THANK YOU FOR HAVING US TONIGHT. MY NAME IS SARAH.

I'M THE CURRENT BOARD CHAIR FOR THE -- FOR THE WORTHINGTON PARTNERSHIP. WE'RE EXCITED TO BE HERE TONIGHT, NOT ONLY TO SPEAK TO OUR ORGANIZATION, MANY ACCOMPLISHMENTS THIS YEAR BUT TO ILLUSTRATE HOW TRULY IMPACTFUL THE CITY'S INVESTMENT HAS BEEN WITH OUR ORGANIZATION.

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THE PARTNER IS A 501(C)(3). IT IS FOCUSED ONLY THE HEART OF THE WORTHLING TON AND ATTRACTING VISITORS AND POSITIVE ATTENTION TO THE CITY. WE STAND AS COMMUNITY ADVOCATE FOR GROWTH, SUSTAINABILITY, COLLABORATION AND ENGAGEMENT.

LAST YEAR, WE WERE INTERESTED IN THE EXPANDED MISSION OF TOURISM.

WE FELT UNIQUELY POSITIONED TO TAKE ON THE GROWTH AND WE'RE GRATEFUL IF YOUR TRUST TO DO SO. WITH THE ADDITION OF THE TOURS AND MISSION, WE LOOKED AT OUR ORGANIZATION'S STRUCTURE AND HOW WE COULD CREATE EFFICIENCIES AND OPPORTUNITIES ACROSS OUR MISSION. IN DOING SO, WE HAD MANY CONVERSATIONS AROUND THE ORGANIZATION'S NAME.

WE REACHED OUT TO MANY OF YOU HERE AND SPOKE TO SOME OF YOU IN THIS ROOM AS WELL AS MANY STAKE HOLDERS IN THE COMMUNITY AND BUSINESS OWNERS ABOUT THIS CHANGE.

THE RESPONSE WAS OVERWHELMINGLY POSITIVE.

THE SMALL LOGO AND NAME CHANGE ALLOWS US TO KEEP WORTHINGTON AT OUR ROOTS AND AS OUR STRONG FOUNDATION WHILE BETTERING US TO MARKET AND BE INCLUSIVE OF ALL OF WORTHINGTON.

WE HAVE A QUOTE HERE FROM STEVEN WEAVER, WORTHINGTON RESIDENT AND OLD WORTHINGTON MERCHANT AND ALSO -- ALSO A MEMBER OF THE TOURISM COMMITTEE AND -- AND WHAT HE HAD TO SAY ABOUT THIS CHANGE WAS -- WAS -- WAS THIS IS A NATURAL PROGRESSION FOR THE ORGANIZATION. IT REALLY WILL ALLOW US TO BETTER MARKET OURSELVES AND ATTRACT THE VISITORS WITH OUR NEW EXPANDED MISSION. IN DOING THIS AS AN ORGANIZATION, WE REALLY THOUGHTFULLY DECIDED TO EXPAND AND BROADEN THE EXPERTISE ON OUR WARD.

WE WANTED TO MAKE SURE ALL FACETS WERE ADDRESSED.

WE WANTED TO FOCUS ON NEEDS ACCOMPANIED WITH THE GROWTH.

WE ADDED FIVE NEW BOARD MEMBERS. WE BOARD MEMBERS ON THE TOURISM COMMITTEE. WE ADDED ANDREW AND GEORGE, WHO IS A LONG-TIME WORTHINGTON FARMER'S MARKET VOLUNTEER AND THEN ONE OF OUR OLD WORTHINGTON MERCHANTS.

YOU SEE OUR BOARD AND STAFF ARE WITH US TONIGHT.

WE'RE REALLY PROUD OF THIS GROUP OF PASSIONATE PROFESSIONALS.

THEY USE SO MUCH TIME AND TALENT TO ENHANCE AND DEEPEN THE WORTHINGTON EXPERIENCE. I'M THANKFUL FOR ALL THEY DO.

I'M PROUD TO LEARN AND SERVE ALONGSIDE THEM.

WITH THAT I'LL HAND IT OVER TO NINA.

SHE'LL TALK ABOUT RUN ON INVESTMENT FOR YOUR -- FOR YOUR -- YOUR INVESTMENT. THANK YOU.

I LOSS THE WORDS.

>> THANK YOU FOR AVING US HIRE TONIGHT.

A LITTLE MORE ON YOUR -- ON YOUR RETURN ON INVESTMENT.

WE'LL HIT ON THE THREE CORE VALUES THAT WE STAND FOR.

THESE REPEATED AS THE THEME WE - USE FOR ALL WORK LOADS.

>> ENENGAGEMENT. YOU'VE SEEN THE IMMEDIATE GRAP -- MEDIA. HOPEFULLY YOU SAW US LAST WEEK AND THEY FEATURE THE WINDOW CONTEST.

OUR EVENTS, THAT'S OUR MOST PUBLIC WAY OF ENGAGING WITH THE COMMUNITY. THOSE BRING IN FOLKS FROM FOUR DIFFERENT ZIP CODES BASED ON TICKET SALES.

WE ENGAGE WITH VISITORS TO RAISE OUR PROFILE FOR FOLKS THAT COME TO THE DISTRICT. HAVE ANNUALLY, ABOUT 65 PERCENT OF THOSE FOLKS ARE FROM OUTSIDE OF 4305.

MANY ARE FROM OUTSIDE THE SCHOOL DISTRICT.

WE SUCCESSFULLY LAUNCHED A NEW EVENT SERIES CALLED FIRST WEDNESDAYS. WE HAD TEN SO FAR.

THE 11TH ONE IS ON THE FIRST WEDNESDAY OF DECEMBER WHERE IT WILL BE OUR -- OUR -- OUR FAN FAVORITE, ILLUMINATED SHOPPING.

SO THAT HAS INCREASED SALES FROM OUR MERCHANTS BASED ON THE

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REPORTED FINDINGS ABOUT 20 PERCENT ON AVERAGE OVER TYPICAL MID WEEK SALES DAY. THIS IS ANOTHER ONE FROM OUR NEWER VOLUNTEER, CRISTIN. IF YOU HAVE BEEN TO OUR EVENTS, WE CONTINUE TO REINVEST IN HEM AND ENHANCE THE EXPERIENCES TO RAISE THE PROFILE. COLLABORATION, WE HAD A NUMBER OF KEY MEANINGFUL COLLABORATIONS THIS YEAR.

THE CITY OF WORTHINGTON BEING ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT ONES.

YOU COULD SEE HERE A PICTURE OF ONE -- A GREAT COLLABORATION BETWEEN TWO SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS IN THE DISTRICT.

THESE TWO FOLKS JOINED OUR VISIBILITY COMMITTEE AND THEY HAVE GIVEN LOTS OF THEIR TIME AND TALENT TO FURTHER OUR MARKETING EFFORTS. THE CITY, OBVIOUSLY, E GOT THE SIGNS UP ON THE BIKE PATH WHICH WE'RE PROUD OF NOW.

WE'RE ON THE SIGN AND PEOPLE KNOW THAT OLD WORTHINGTON IS A THREE-QUARTERS F A MILE UP HILL.

VOL VOLUNTEERS, WE EXPAND, NOTABLY THIS YEAR FROM A COUPLE OF SPORTS TEAMS FROM THOMAS WHO HELPED DIG OUT THE POST OFFICE. THIS IS A SIGNIFICANT IN KIND SERVICE THAT -- THAT THOSE OLKS PROVIDED BASIC CUSTOM SOCIAL MEDIA PLANS FOR THE PARTNERSHIP AND EXPERIENCE WORTHINGTON.

THEY SPENT LOTS OF HOURS DESIGNING THIS TO OUR MARKET AND THEY DID A LOT OF RESEARCH. THIS WOULD HAVE COST US -- US NEARLY 10,000 DOLLARS IF WE WENT OUT AND SOUGHT THIS SERVICE.

WE GOT -- WE GOT IT FROM OUR NEIGHBORS.

THE PICNIC IS MAZING IN THE EVENT.

I AGREE WITH PAM. THIS IS A FUN PICTURE OF -- BECAUSE IT SHOWS THE BREADTH OF OUR INVOLVEMENT, VOLUNTEER AND A LIFE LONG RESIDENT IN DAN AND THEN -- THEN WORTHINGTON INDUSTRIES EMPLOYEE. ONE OF OUR FOREIGN MEMBER.

WE THOUGHT IT WAS A GOOD PICTURE.

WE ESTABLISHED A NEW COMMITTEE THIS CAME FROM GRASS ROOTS EFFORTS AND PASSIONATE VOLUNTEERS AND THEY FORMED THE -- THEY SAID WE WANT TO DEEPEN OUR SUSTAINABILITY WORK IN WORTHINGTON, HOW CAN YOU HELP US? WE BROUGHT THEM UNDER THE UMBRELLA AND GAVE THEM A SUBCOMMITTEE. THEY TOOK IT TO NEW HEIGHTS.

THEY'RE LEVERAGING THE FARMER'S MARKET AS PART OF THAT.

THE NEW COMMITTEE HAD WORKDAYS AND THEY HAD VOLUNTEERS AND THEY CREATED 300 REUSABLE PRODUCE BAGS AND WE HANDED THEM OUT.

THIS COMMITTEE HAS A MONTHLY SUSTAINABILITY LEVEL WHERE THEY EDUCATE THE PUBLIC ABOUT ON PROGRAMS AND GATHER FEEDBACK.

THAT'S LEVERAGING THE PUBLIC THAT WE GATHER THROUGH OUR EVENTS IN ORDER TO FURTHER THE SUSTAINABILITY MISSION.

WE'RE EXPLORING PROGRAM NEXT YEAR AND WE'RE WORKING WITH THE BUSINESSES TO UPGRADE THEIR PROCESSES AND FURTHER THE PROGRAM. SUSTAINABILITY IMPACT.

SOMEBODY USE IT IS ONCE A WEEK. WE HAVE SUCCESSFULLY DIVERTED NEARLY -- 16,000 -- 16,000 -- 16,000 SINGLE USE PLASTIC BAGS FROM THE LANDFILL. WE'RE TRYING TO DO AS MUCH AS WE CAN WITH THE RESOURCES THAT WE HAVE.

AND THIS IS FROM RACHEL, LIKE I SAID, THEY'RE HERE AND THEY'RE THE POWER BEHIND THIS. BUT WE GOT A LOT OF GREAT COMMUNITIES, COMMUNITY MEMBERS THAT ARE -- THAT ARE INTERESTED IN SUSTAINABILITY. THE FARMERS MARKET RETURN ON INVESTMENT, ARGUABLY THIS IS OUR MOST VISIBLE ENGAGEMENT AND COLLABORATION. WE HAVE A NEW MANAGER THIS YEAR.

OUR LONG TIME MANAGER JAMIE MOORE MOVED OUT OF STATE AND CHRISTINE HAS FILLED HER SHOES WELL AND TAKEN OUR MARKET, SHE TOOK UP THE REINS AND IS DOING A GREAT JOB.

THE FARMERS MARKET BECAUSE OF THE CHANGING GUARD, WE EXPERIENCED A LOT OF REINVESTMENT IN THE MARKET.

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CHRISTINE IS AN EMPLOYEE OF THE PARTNERSHIP AND WE BROUGHT THE BRANDING BACK UNDERNEATH OUR UMBRELLA.

YOU'VE SEEN CHANGES AND MARKET MOBILE AS THEY CALL THE IT THAT THEY BANNED AND HOPEFULLY YOU SEE THAT.

CH CHRISTINE HAS DONE A GREAT JOB.

THEY HAVE FOOD TRUCKS EVERY WEEK AND THEY DONATE BACK TO THE MARKET. THE SNAP PROGRAM WHICH IS THE SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANT PROGRAM IN THE STATE.

THIS IS SOMETHING WE'RE PROUD OF.

THIS COST A SIGNIFICANT PORTION OF REINVESTMENT.

WE HAD O BUY CONVIC BUY. IT WAS A HURDLE THANKS TO BUREAUCRACY BUT CHRISTINE WAS TENACIOUS AND GOT THE PROGRAM UP RUNNING AND WE'RE PROUD OF THAT. THE FARMERS MARKET IMPACT IS HARD TO OVERSTATE. THIS WAS SPENDING.

IT IS STATEWIDE AND THEY DO RA RAPID ASSESSMENT. THIS IS AVERAGE OF WHAT FOLKS SPENT THAT DAY. WE THINK IT IS CONSERVATIVE.

THIS IS THE HIGHEST POINT. SATURDAY WE THINK AN AVERAGE ATTENDANCE IS AROUND 4 TO 4500, THE FOLKS THAT ARE COMING EVERY WEEK. WE'RE ROUTINELY VOTED THE BEST FARMER'S MARKET IN THE REGION. THE MAGAZINE DOES A POLL AND WE'RE THE LARGEST FARMER'S MARKET.

TOURISM RETURN ON INVESTMENT. WE APPRECIATE YOUR CONFIDENCE.

AGAIN WE GO BACK TO ENGAGEMENT. THIS IS OUR TOURISM COMMITTEE.

SARAH MENTIONED THAT WE BROUGHT ON TWO BOARD MEMBERS, WILSON, SHE CAME TO US, SHE WAS A FORMER DIRECTOR OF THE TRIBALIST CHAMBER AND SHE ALSO SERVED ON THE GRAND VIEW BOARD.

SHE LEFT THERE TO COME TO OUR BOARD WHICH WE APPRECIATE.

SHE'S BEEN HUGE ASSET. AND KELLY IS AN EXPERT AND SERVED FOR A NUMBER OF YEARS AND THEN STEVE WEAVER SERVED ON SEVERAL BOARDS FOR TOURISM AND -- AND BUSINESSES, OBVIOUSLY, IN A LOT OF DIFFERENT COMMUNITIES. THAT MAKES UP OUR OURISM COMMITTEE. KATE IS ALSO ON OUR OMMITTEE AND WE FELT LIKE THAT WAS IMPORTANT FOR US O DEEPEN R RELATIONSHIP WITH THE HISTORIC SOCIETY.

BETH, HOPEFULLY YOU KNOW BETH DEKKER, OUR TOURISM DIRECTOR.

SHE'S DONE A GREAT JOB OF TAKING THE MISSION AND RUNNING WITH IT AND GETTING OUR NAME OUT THERE AND HAVING EXPERIENCE AND RECOGNIZED AS A REGIONAL LEADER IN TOURISM.

THESE ARE A COUPLE OF PROGRAMS THAT BETH HAS DONE AND COMMITTEE WORKED O. THE CTA PROGRAM, SHE RUNS IT FOR COLUMBUS. WE WERE THE FIRST COMMUNITY OF OUR SIDE TO TAILOR IT TO WORTHINGTON.

WE HAD 25 INDIVIDUALS FROM MULTIPLE ORGANIZES AND THE COMPANY HAS BECOME CERTIFIED TOURISM AMBASSADORS AND THE PLAN IS TO EXPAND THAT PROGRAM INTO QUARTERLY WORKSHOPS TAILORED FOR WORTHINGTON. THIS IS A REALLY -- REALLY GREAT EXAMPLE OF LEVERAGING THE DOLLARS WE HAVE AND TO GET OTHER PEOPLE TO WORK FOR US AS AMBASSADORS.

>> BETH HAS DONE A GREAT JOB WITH HOTELS IN THE REGION.

WE ONLY HAVE ONE HOTEL IN WORTHINGTON.

SHE GOT OUR NAME OUT THERE AND TRIED TO ATTRACT FOLKS IN THE PROGRAM SO WE COULD BRING IN ADDITIONAL REVENUE BY PROMOTING THOSE HOTELS. NEW AND ENHANCED ARE RELATIONSHIPS. SHE WORKED TIRELESS TO CONNECT TO OTHER GROUPS IN THE REGION SO WE COULD ENHANCE THE EXPERIENCE FOR THEM AND ADD TO OUR OFFERING.

BROAD MARKETING AGAIN, SHE'S DONE A GREAT JOB, A SOCIAL MEDIA

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GURU AND HAD A GREAT ARTICLE IN THE GROUP TOUR MAGAZINE WHICH HAVE HERE IF YOU LIKE TO SEE IT, IT IS A GREAT ARTICLE SPECIFIC TO WORTHINGTON THAT BETH HAD A HAND IN IN GETTING PLACED THERE.

THE CTA CLASS, IT WAS A GREAT CROSS SECTION FROM THE SCHOOLS AND BROWN WENT AND KATHERINE POWE WAS THERE AND THE HOTELS.

BETH HAS BEEN WORKING REALLY HARD TO -- TO PROMOTE WORTHINGTON. TOURISM, STRATEGIC MARKETING IMPACT. THIS IS -- THIS IS AN EXAMPLE OF MARKETING.STICATED SOCIAL MEDIA- THIS IS AN ENORMOUS DEAL FOR COLUMBUS TO HAVE THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION BRING EVERYONE TO COLUMBUS. WE DID GIO TARGET AND ADS TO PROMOTE WORTHINGTON. THIS IS HOW SPECIFIC YOU COULD GET. WE'RE PROUD OF THIS EFFORT.

HOLIDAY AMBASSADOR PROGRAM IS A GENIUS IDEA THAT BETH CAME UP WITH TO LEVERAGE SOCIAL MEDIA INFLUENCERS FROM VERY LIMITED DOLLARS AND IN FACT MOST OF THE THINGS ERE DONATED FROM LOCAL BUSINESSES. BASICALLY WE GIVE THEM SOME GIFT CARDS AND INVITE THEM TO THE EVENTS AND THEY WRITE ON THEIR BLOG ABOUT THEIR EXPERIENCE. SOMETIMES IT IS AN EXAMPLE OF THE INNOVATIVE STUFF OF WHAT WE'RE DOING HERE WITH OUR BUDGET. THIS IS A GREAT QUOTE, AGAIN, WE HAVE REALLY TRIED TO DEEPEN OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH THE HISTORIC SOCIETY. YOU'LL SEE THE MAPS YOU HAVE IN YOUR HAND. WE ADDED A WHOLE SECTION ABOUT HISTORY SO THAT FOLKS ARE INTRODUCED TO THE HISTORY OF WORTHINGTON WHEN THEY PICK UP THIS MAP AND THEN OTHER POINTS OF INTEREST. SO IT IS IMPORTANT TO US THAT WE MAKE SURE THAT WE'RE USING HISTORY AS A WAY TO ATTRACT VISITORS. AGAIN, LEVERAGING THE THINGS WE HAVE N THE COMMUNITY. BETH WROTE A SOCIAL MEDIA POST ABOUT THE GALLERY ON THE WEBSITE.

THEY HAD UP TICK IN VISITORS. WE HAVE LOTS OF PLANS.

I WON'T TELL YOU ABOUT ALL OF THEM.

NAMELY WE'RE EXCITED ABOUTED FIFTH ANNUAL WITH THE PICNIC WITH THE PARTNERSHIP AND WE'RE LOOKING FOR SIGNIFICANT ACCESS TO THAT. WE'RE GOING TO HAVE A NEW MARKETING CAMPAIGN IN WITHOUTING TON.

WORTHINGTON. ANYTIME YOU SEE A BEAUTIFUL PICTURE OR A COOL THING HAPPENING, WHERE IS THAT IN WORTHINGTON? THERE'S A CLASS THAT YOU'RE SIGNED UP FOR. YOU'RE WELCOME TO COME.

AGAIN, THERE WILL BE SPECIFIC TRAINING AND DEEPEN YOUR KNOWLEDGE ABOUT WORTHINGTON SO YOU COULD BE AN AMBASSADOR.

OUR COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COMMUNITY HAS IDEAS ABOUT MAKING THE DISTRICT MORE BEAUTIFUL AND HAVING CHANGES STUDYING THE PARKING ISSUES. THOSE ARE PROJECTS THEY'RE WORKING ON. THE SUSTAINABILITY COMMITTEE HAS IDEAS ABOUT PROGRAMS THEY CAN LAUNCH TO CHANGE THE BEHAVIORS IN THE COMMUNITY. INTERESTED IN UBLIC ARTS PROGRAM, WE LOOK FORWARD TO WORKING WITH MAC IN THE FUTURE ABOUT LEVERAGING THE ART IN THE COMMUNITY AS A WAY TO ATTRACT VISITORS. WE HAVE LOTS OF MANS.

HAPPY TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS OR QUESTION BY THE BOARD MEMBERS SITTING HERE PATIENTLY. THANK YOU.

>> THANK YOU FOR COMING. THANK YOU FOR COMING LEER TONIGHT. OPEN ANY QUESTIONS.

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>> I THINK THEY'RE NICE. >> THEY'RE BEAUTIFUL.

THEY'RE GREAT. >> I DEFINITELY APPRECIATE ALL OF THE ADDITIONAL OLLABORATION YOU'VE BEEN DOING WITH -- WITH ALL OF THE DIFFERENT BUSINESSES. THE ARTS AND -- AND THE MAP SHOWING -- SHOWING WORTHINGTON AND THE CLLABORATION.

AND IT LOOKS LIKE -- LIKE YOU YEAR.GETTING BETTER YEAR AFTER - IT IS AMAZING, THE DIFFERENCES. HOPEFULLY IT WILL CONTINUE.

>> THANK YOU. >> A BOOK OR SO AGO WHEN YOU WENT INDOORS AT THE MALL, I KEPT THE ANSWERING MACHINE MESSAGE BECAUSE THE PERSON WAS UPSET AND THE MALL WAS CROWD ADD THEY HAD TROUBLE FINDING A PARKING SPACE. THEY SAID CAN'T YOU DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT? I THOUGHT -- I HAVEN'T RESPONDED. I KEPT THE PHONE CALL.

IT WAS SHOWING THE SUCCESS OF THE FARMER'S MARKET AND IT WENT INSIDE. HOW MANY PEOPLE STILL WANT TO PARTICIPATE AND BE PART OF IT. HE HAD A GOOD POINT AND PARKING AND A GOOD POINT OF SEEING HOW POPULAR -- POPULAR --

>> YEAH. GOOD PROBLEM TO HAVE.

WE WILL MONITOR THAT AND SEE IF THERE'S ANYTHING WE CAN OPERATIONALLY DO TO ALLEVIATE THOSE.

WE DID A LOT OF ADDITIONAL MARKETING TO LET FOLKS KNOW WE'RE MOVING INDOORS. IT IS NOT OVER.

WE'RE MOVING INDOORS. WE DID LOT MORE MARKETING AND -- AND -- AND -- AND WE'RE VERY STRATEGIC ABOUT HOW WE MESSAGE

THAT. >> I HAVE A CLOSING COMMENT.

>>

TREASURER. >> OKAY.

I DON'T KNOW WHO THE RIGHT PERSON TO ASK IS.

IS YOUR TOTAL ASK 128? 120,800 DOLLARS?

>> IF YOU ADDED ALL OF THOSE THINGS UP?

>> I DON'T KNOW IF I'M ADDING RIGHT.

>> 55 FOR THE PARTNERSHIP, 55, 8.

>> 55-8 CAME FROM CARRYOVER WHICH WAS GENERATED BY THE ECON

LODGE. >> WE HAVE NOT RECEIVED IT.

WE RECEIVED THE ALLOTMENT FROM THE FUND.

>> 55, 55, 8 AND 10 I COME UP WITH 128,000 WHICH IS THE TOTAL ASK. WHERE DOES THAT LEAVE WITH THE BALANCE? DOES THAT DEPLETE WHAT IS IN THE

CBC? >> WE HAVE ANOTHER YEAR OR SO

LEFT. >> THAT'S WHAT I'M ASKING.

ARE WE JUST KICKING THIS CAN DOWN THE ROAD OR ARE WE GOING TO

HAVE MONEY NEXT YEAR? >> WE'RE ANXIOUS TO SEE THE HOLIDAY INN PROJECT. WE'RE NOT EXPECTING THAT.

THE CDC BUILT UP A NEST EGG AND WE'RE PLANNING ON OPERATING AT THE SAME LEVEL FOR THE NEXT TWO YEARS.

FOR THIS YEAR, AND NEXT YEAR, WE'LL OPE YIT JUST THE 55,000 DOLLARS OUT OF THE GENERAL FUND, AM I CORRECT?

>> THE GENERAL FUND. >> A LOT OING ON.

>> HE WORKS WITH NUMBERS. >> IT WOULD BE EASIER IF YOU WERE INTERESTED, TO JUST APPROPRIATE THE 65,800 FROM THE CBC FUND THAT WE CREATED IN 2019.

THAT WOULD SAVE E FROM WRITING A CHECK AND A CHECK EVERY MONTH FOR THE 66 PERCENT OF THE HOTEL-MOTEL TAX WITH ESTIMATED

RECEIPTS. >> IT WILL LEAVE A BALANCE.

>> I THINK IT WILL LEAVE 60,000 NEXT YEAR.

>> WHAT WE COLLECT WILL GO IN THE FUND.

>> YEAH. >> THE FUND FROM THE 55,000 WHICH IS A MISNOMER. HIT THE BOTTOM LINE.

>> WE APPRECIATE THE DISTINCTION BECAUSE IT IS -- IT

IS TWO DIFFERENT FUNDS. >> THE TAX IS DIFFERENT THAN THE 55,000. BUT THE 55,000 IS COMING OUT OF THE -- OF THE SPECIAL -- THE SPECIAL

>> VERY SPECIAL FUND. >> OKAY.

>> IT IS A DIFFERENT ACCOUNTING -- THE ACCOUNTANTS THIS THE CROWD KNOW WHAT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT.

I COME IN LATE WHEN THE ACCOUNTANTS SCREW UP AND GET OUT

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OF TROUBLE. ALL RIGHT.

>> ONE REQUEST BECAUSE THIS IS ESSENTIALLY PUBLIC MONEY GOING TOWARD SNERT OF A PRIVATE SECTOR OR COLLECTIVED A VENTURES, I'M LOOKING AT -- IN THE -- IN THE -- IN THE RECEIPT, THE TALK OF THE MEETINGS AND THE ADVISORY WORD AND ANY BUSINESS IN WORTHINGTON IS GOOD FOR ALL OF WORTHINGTON.

THEY COULD BE EXTENDED, A HAND EXTENDED TO THE MERCHANTS ON PROBITERS OR WHATEVER. AGAIN, IF E COULD TAKE A BROADER LOOK AT THE BUSINESS S A WHOLE, I THINK THAT WOULD BE

APPROPRIATE. >> WE'RE HAPPY TO ENGAGE WITH BUSINESSES OUTSIDE OF THE HISTORIC DISTRICT.

BETH HAS MADE CONNECTIONS OUTSIDE.

OUR MISSION IS TO WORK WITH FOLKS AS RELATES TO TOURISM.

THE WORK THAT WE DO WITH THE OLD WORTHINGTON MERCHANTS STEMS FROM OUR -- OUR ROOTS AS THE -- AS THE BUSINESS ASSOCIATION AND BECAUSE THEY -- THEY -- THEY ARE IN A PECIAL CLASS IN A HISTORIC DISTRICT, WE FEEL THOSE RESOURCES ARE -- ARE GEARED SPECIFICALLY TOWARD THEM BECAUSE A LOT OF WHAT WE DO IS COLLABORATE ON THE EVENTS AND THE EXPERIENCES THAT HAPPEN THERE. I'M HAPPY O MEET WITH ANYBODY OUTSIDE THE DISTRICT AS IT WORKS WITH THE PROMOTION OF

WORTHINGTON. >> I WANT TO SAY I'VE HAD THE PRIVILEGE OF BEING ON THE BOARD FOR TWO YEARS NOW AND JUST FIND ALL OF YOU TO HAVE SUCH GREAT ENERGY AND CREATIVITY AND IT SHOWS IN THE PRESENTATION. THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR -- FOR EVERYTHING THAT YOU'VE DONE FOR THE CITY AND -- AND I LOOK FORWARD TO CONTINUING TO SERVE IN THAT CAPACITY AND TO SEE WHAT HAPPENS. IT IS GREAT TO SEE THIS BLOOM AND CONTINUE TO GROW. THANK YOU.

>> WE APPRECIATE ALL OF YOUR SUPPORT.

>> THANK YOU. >> MR. GREISEN, WHO NEXT?

>> THANK YOU FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO PRESENT THIS EVENING. I'M DIRECTOR AND I'M SERVING AS INTERIM DIRECTOR. NICK BALL.

AND OUR PAST PRESENT ON THE BOARD AND BENEDICT IS WITH US THIS EVENING, ALSO ON OUR BOARD. THE MAX MISSION.

HERE. >> MCCONNELL ART CENTER BRINGS PEOPLE TOGETHER THROUGH EXPERIENCES THAT SPARK LEARNING AND EXPLORE CREATIVE K CONVERSATIONS.

WE'RE GRATEFUL FOR THE SUPPORT WE RECEIVE.

70 PERCENT OF AMERICANS BELIEVE THE ARTS UNIFY US.

90 PERCENT OF AMERICANS BELIEVE ART CENTERS ARE IMPORTANT FOR THEIR COMMUNITY'S QUALITY OF LIFE.

THE ART CENTER IS WHERE PEOPLE CONNECT.

THE MACK HAS GROWN EXPLOSIONIVELY.

ON ANY GIVEN WEEK YOU COULD COME IN OUR DOORS AND FIND A BUILDING FULL OF SCHOOL AGE CAMPERS OR EVERY SPACE UTILIZED AND RENTAL CLIENTS TO PAINTING AND DRAW AND REHEARSALS FOR THE WORTHINGTON COMMUNITY THEATER AND SO ON AND SO ON.

WE HOST A NUMBER OF COMMUNITY GROUPS, INCLUDING THE WORTHINGTON CHORUS. OUR SPACE IS PRESENTED THROUGH THE YEAR. WE CONTINUE TO OFFER EXTENSIVE PROGRAMMING EACH YEAR THAT INCLUDES TEN TEMPORARY

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EXHIBITIONS FEATURING ARTISTS EACH YEAR AND WE ROTATE APPROXIMATELY 1,100 PIECES OF ARTWORK IN AND OUT OF THE BUILDING WITH SUPPLEMENTAL OFFERINGS FOR THOSE EXHIBITIONS, INCLUDING WORKSHOPS AND BROWN BAG TALKS.

WE OFFER WORKSHOPS AND CAMPS. ON STAGE WE PARTNER WITH DANCE COMPANY, AND AN ENGAGEMENT THAT WAS PERFORMED IN THE SPRING AND WE HAVE ANOTHER ONE COMING UP IN 2020.

THE WORTHING TON COMMUNITY THEATER WILL HAVE BA-HUMBUG.

THIS IS AN INTERESTING OPPORTUNITY THAT WE'VE BEEN ABLE TO BE OBTAIN. WE'RE THE ONLY PEOPLE IN THIS AREA THAT -- THAT -- IN THE GENERAL LOCATION IN THE UNITED STATES THAT HAS THE RIGHTS TO SCREEN THESE FILMS. THE CLOSEST YOU COULD FIND THE FILMS WHEN THEY'RE FIRST RELEASED IS -- IS IN BOSTON IN THE COMMUNITY CENTER AND T THE SPEED MUSEUM IN LOUISVILLE. WE HAVE THE MCCONNELL ARTS CHAMBER. WE HAVE OUR MASTERWORK SERIES AND FEETING MINORITY AND WOMEN COMPOSERS, INCLUDING WORK BY LOCAL MUSICIAN, MARK WOMAX. THIS YEAR WE ADD A YOUNG PERSON'S PERFORMANCE. AND THAT WAS A COLLABORATION BETWEEN MACK AND HICKS AND DANCE AND WE PRESENTED PETER AND THE WOLF TO A YOUNG AUDIENCE. IT WAS A FULL HOUSE DURING A BUCKEYE'S GAME WHICH WE DIDN'T REALIZE, BUT STILL HAD A FULL HOUSE AND SOLD OUT OUR SUNDAY PERFORMANCE.

IT WAS QUITE FUN TO DO THE SPEECH THAT EVENING AND ENGAGE ALL OF THE YIDS AND DUCKS TO SPEAK FROM THE AUDIENCE AND FUN TO WATCH THE SCHIMMER OF EXCITED ENERGY AS THE PRESCHOOLERS WIGGLED IN THEIR SEATS. ON THE LAWN WE HAVE OUR WORTHINGTON ARTS FESTIVAL AND WE CANDIDATE TO ATTRACT 25,000 PATRONS AND HAVE LOCAL AND REGIONAL ARTISTS AND WE PRESENT THE FESTIVAL. WE PARTNER AND SHARE RESOURCES WITH HICKS AND DANCE AND SONGS AT THE CENTER AND OHIO FINGER STYLE GUITAR CLUB AND THE WORTHINGTON AREA ART LEAGUE AND THE PARTNERSHIP AND WORTHINGTON SCHOOLS AND MANY OTHER ORGANIZATIONS. EACH SEASON THEY ENGAGE IN WORTHINGTON AND GREATER WORTHINGTON COMMUNITY AND WE CONTINUE TO EXPAND OUR AUDIENCE THROUGH THESE PARTNERSHIPS AS WELL. OUR ATTENDANCE INCREASES STEADILY. WE HAD MANY VISITORS SINCE WE OPENED THE DOORS IN NOVEMBER OF 2009.

INTERESTINGLY ENOUGH, THAT REACH EXTENDS BEYOND THE WORTHINGTON COMMUNITY. ERIK RECENTLY POINTED OUT TO ME THAT WE REACHED HIS -- THAT PROGRAM'S THREE TO FIVE MILLION VIEWERS EACH YEAR THROUGH THE SONGS OF THE CENTER WEEKLY SERIES BECAUSE WE'RE A PARTNER WITH THAT -- WITH THAT PROGRAM.

I WAS ASTOUNDED BY THAT. OH, I'LL HAVE TO BRING THAT ONE UP. WE'RE PROUD OF THAT.

THEY SPEND THIS ON CHILDCARE AND MEALS.

THIS IS AN ECONOMIC DRIVER IN WORTHINGTON.

WE ESTIMATE THAT IN -- IN 2019, THE -- THE ECONOMIC IMPACT WOULD BE 3 MILLION, 469,841 DOLLARS SPENT IN WORTHINGTON.

THAT IS A LOT F INVESTMENT AND IMPACT RATHER FOR THE INVESTMENT THAT THE MACK RECEIVES. THE INVESTMENT THAT THEY MAKE TO THE MACK IS VITAL. WE'RE AN ARTS ORGANIZATION AND WE COMMUNICATE YOUR SUPPORT AND WE SPONSORSHIP REQUESTS. WE CONTINUE TO GROW.

WE ASK FOR THE SAME AMOUNT AND YOU SEE EACH YEAR, OUR RELIANCE ON THAT OR THE PART OF THE BUDGET IS DECREASING AS WE THK

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OUR -- OUR -- OUR INDEPENDENCE. >> IT HAS BEEN A YEAR OF TRANSITION. DURING THIS TIME WE REFOCUSED STAFF AND FISCAL RESOURCES AND REDUCED ADMINISTRATIVE COSTS AND EFFICIENCIES AND INCREASED FINANCIAL CHECKS AND BALANCES.

THAT'S A BOARD DRIVEN ACTIVITY AND CONSULTING WITH A LOCAL ACCOUNTING FIRM TO HELP US WITH THAT.

WE'VE INCREASED OUR BOARD ENGAGEMENT AND EXPANDED WITH THE COMMITTEES DOORED THE BOARD AND WORKED TOWARD BRAND CONSISTENCY.

WE SET THE STAGE FOR PLANNING IN 2020.

WE PETER AND THE WOLF THAT I MENTIONED.

WE UTILIZED THE GRANT THAT WAS AWARDED FROM PNC BANK TO PUT ON THE CONCERT SERIES WHERE WE BROUGHT THE LATE NIGHT TALENT BE OF COLUMBUS'S MUSIC SCENE TO THE LIGHT OF DAY.

WE PROGRAMMED THE SERIES IN CONJUNCTION WITH COUPLE OF SHOWS IN OUR GALLERY GEARED TOWARD A YOUNG ER AUDIENCE.

WE LOOK FOR A DEMOGRAPHIC FROM 25 TO 40 THAT WE LIKE TO ENGAGE WITH. THE SHOW IN THE GALLERY RIGHT NOW IS THE MILLWORKS EXHIBITION. PRIOR TO THAT WAS YANNI ZHANG WHO HAS INTERESTING TAKE ON A JAPANESE ART FORM.

THIS PROGRAMMING HAS INTRODUCED TO US A YOUNGER DEMOGRAPHIC AND INTERESTING TO SEE THAT AND SEE THE GALLERY FILLED WITH NEW FACES. WE CONTINUE TO -- TO PURSUE THOSE -- THOSE -- THAT AUDIENCE DEVELOPMENT IN 2020 AND OFFER THE QUALITY PROGRAMS THAT WE'RE PROUD OF.

IN 2020 I'M SURE WE'RE PRESENTING YEARS.

WE THANK OUR ORIGINAL SUPPORTERS.

WE HAVE A TEN-YEAR ANNIVERSARY PLANNED AND THAT WILL OPEN, I FORGOT TO WRITE DOWN THE DATE AND THE SECOND WEEK IN JANUARY ON THURSDAY. AND -- THAT WILL HAPPEN IN CONJUNCTION ALSO WITH CAMPAIGN WE'RE STARTING CALLED MY MACK MOMENTS. THAT WILL HAVE AN INTERACTIVE COMPONENT N THE LOWER LEVEL OF THE GALLERIES AS WELL AS AN ONLINE SHOSHL IOCIAL MEDIA CAMP. WE EXPANDED OUR FOLLOWING ON INSTAGRAM BY 10 INCREASE IN FIVE BE WEEKS.

WE WILL CONTINUE TO INCREASE THAT WITH THE CHANNELS THAT COMMUNITY ENGAGES WITH. SO.

WE ALSO IN 2020 WILL LOOK TO OTHER PARTNERSHIPS.

WE HAVE A -- A SHOW OPENING IN THE GALLERY IN MARCH WITH -- WITH WORTHING THOMAS HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATE.

HIS PHOTOS HAVE BEEN FEATURED IN NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC.

IT IS EXCITING.

..

>> THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT OF THE ARTS IN

OUR COMMUNITY. >> WANT TO THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR THE WONDERFUL PRESENTATION. AND, AGAIN, WELCOME, ERIN, BACK TO THE COMMUNITY. WE HAVE MISSED YOU.

WE'RE GLAD YOU'RE BACK HOME AGAIN.

AND THANK THE BOARD FOR BEING HERE.

DOES ANYBODY HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR ANYTHING, ANY COMMENTS? WONDERFUL PRESENTATIONS. GO AHEAD.

GO AHEAD. >> OH, WELL, I'VE BEEN A MEMBER OF HE BOARD FOR SEVERAL YEARS, AND IT'S BEEN PHENOMENAL TO ALSO SEE THE ROWTH OF OPPORTUNITIES THAT THE MACK HAS PROVIDED, BUT ALSO THE COLLABORATION. I THINK THE HASHTAG, IS IT

MEMORIES IN THE MAC? >> MY MAC MOMENTS.

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>> MY MAC MOMENTS. COULD ALSO USE N WORTHENNING -- WORTHINGTON -- BUT TEN YEARS IS PHENOMENAL. I MEAN, I THINK WE HAVE GOTTEN OFF THE START-OFF PHASE, AND WE'RE NOW MAKING AN INSTITUTION, AND PEOPLE HAVE DEVELOPED ERY RICH MEMORIES IN WORTHINGTON, AND IT'S BEEN SO SUCCESSFUL. AND THE TRANSITION OF THE ARTS FESTIVAL TO THE MAC HAS BEEN A WONDERFUL ADDITION FOR OUR COMMUNITY, AND I THINK HAS ALSO HELPED CROSS-PROMOTE ND SHARED THOSE COLLABORATIONS WITHIN THE COMMUNITY.

BUT I LOOK FORWARD TO ALL THE ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITIES AND INSPIRATION THE MACK WILL BRING TO EVERYONE IN THE COMMUNITY.

AND I WANT TO THANK ALL THE BOARD MEMBERS AND STAFF AND EVERYONE WHO'S BEEN THERE TAKING CLASSES AND PARTICIPATING IN THOSE EVENTS IN WORTHINGTON. I DO THINK IT DOES PROVIDE SO MUCH OPPORTUNITY TO ENHANCE OUR LIVES.

I CAN'T IMAGINE WORTHINGTON WITHOUT IT.

>> I JUST REPRESENT SPENDING 12 YEARS BEFORE THE MAC WAS ACTUALLY CREATED AND HAVING TO WEAR BOOTS AND A HARD HAT BEFORE THE RENOVATIONS TOOK PLACE, AND TO SEE, YOU KNOW, WHAT THE MAC'S BECOME FROM THE BEGINNING AND HOW IT KEEPSES GROWING AND EXPANDING IS SO EXCITING. SUCH A WONDERFUL THING FOR US TO HAVE IN OUR COMMUNITY THAT WE JUST CAN'T THANK ALL OF YOU WHO HAVE BEEN PART OF IT, YOU KNOW, FROM THE BEGINNING, AS IT KEEPS GROWING AND AS IT MOVES INTO THE FUTURE.

THANK YOU. >> THANK YOU.

>> MEMBERS OF THE COUNCIL, LAST BUT CERTAINLY NOT LEAST IS OUR OWN WORTHINGTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY AND THEIR EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, KATE MALONE, IS GOING TO MAKE A PRESENTATION.

AND I HAVE TO ADMIT, I PROBABLY SHOULD HAVE PUT HER FIRST BECAUSE SHE IS -- SHE HAS VOLUNTEERED HER TIME EACH YEAR TO GIVE US AN OUTSTANDING OVERVIEW OF WORTHINGTON.

IF YOU HAVE YOU HAVE NOT EXPERIENCED THAT, YOU SHOULD

JOIN US NEXT TIME. >> HI, EVERYONE.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR HAVING US. I AM GOING TO TOUCH ON SOME OF THE THINGS THAT WE HAVE BEEN UP TO THIS YEAR AND A LITTLE BIT ABOUT WHAT WE HAVE COMING. HOPEFULLY YOU ALSO HAD A CHANCE TO READ THROUGH THE WHOLE PACKAGE BECAUSE I'M NOT GOING TO GO THROUGH ALL THE AMAZING COLLABORATIONS AND THINGS THAT VOLUNTEERS HAVE BEEN WORKING ON ONE BY ONE.

BUT EVERY YEAR WHEN WE GET TO PUT THIS WHOLE THING TOGETHER, IT'S EXCITING FOR ME TO REALIZE JUST TO KIND OF REVIEW THE YEAR AND REALIZE HOW MUCH OUR ORGANIZATION THAT IS PRIMARILY VOLUNTEER-BASED CAN ACCOMPLISH AND HOW HOW MOTIVATED EVERYONE IS TO DO ALL THESE AMAZING THINGS RELATED TO WORTHINGTON AND ITS HISTORY. SO WE CONTINUE TO MAINTAIN OUR THREE PROPERTIES, THE ORANGE JOHNSON HOUSE, THE OLD RECTORY AND THE JEFFERS MOUND AS WELL AS ALL OF THE COLLECTIONS THAT WE HOUSE AT THE PROPERTIES. AND ONE OF THE THINGS THAT WE'VE HAD A CHANCE TO DO THIS YEAR THAT WAS EXCITING FOR ME TO INVITE COMMUNITY MEMBERS. WE HAD A FEW INVITATION-ONLY EVENTS FOR BEHIND HE SCENES TOURS AND BEGAN TO HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO START SHARING ALL THE COLLECTIONS THAT DON'T HAVE A NORMAL PLACE ON EXHIBIT EVERY DAY AT THE ORANGE JOHNSON HOUSE OR AT THE OLD RECTORY. AND KIND OF ARE A CHANCE TO SHARE THE BREADTH OF OUR COLLECTION WHICH GOES FAR BEYOND EARLY WORTHINGTON OBJECTS FROM THE CENTRAL EARLY FAMILIES.

SO THAT HAS BEEN SOMETHING THAT WAS MET WITH POSITIVE FEEDBACK, AND WE'RE LOOKING FORWARD TO EXPANDING THAT IN THE OMING YEAR. LET'S SEE, WHAT ELSE.

SO ANOTHER BIG ACHIEVEMENT THAT WE, THAT I'M REALLY PROUD OF FOR THE VOLUNTEERS THAT WE HAVE, WE'VE HAD SOME INTERNS, BOTH HIGH SCHOOL AND COLLEGE INTERNS WORKING WITH US, AND THAT LOOKS KIND OF WEIRD. THAT DIDN'T REALLY TRANSLATE, RIGHT? BUT WE'VE BEEN CONTINUING TO DO A PHOTOGRAPHIC INVENTORY OF ALL OF OUR COLLECTIONS AND MAKE SURE THAT EVERYTHING IS UPDATED FROM ALL THE LITTLE INDEX CARDS THAT STARTED IN 1955, DOCUMENTING OUR COLLECTIONS IN SHOE BOXES, GETTING IT ALL INTO OUR COMPUTER M WITH PHOTOGRAPHS AND DETAILS.

AND LAST YEAR WE ADDED -- OR WE WORKED WITH A 5200 RECORDS IN THE COLLECTIONS, AND THIS YEAR WE'VE WORKED WITH ANOTHER 3800.

AND FOR VOLUNTEERS THAT ARE COMING IN, THAT IS A HUMONGOUS AMOUNT. I MEAN, IT'S REALLY EXCITING THAT WE'RE ABLE TO THEN JUST IF YOU HAVE A QUESTION, LOOK IT UP

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AND START TO LINK ALL THE STORIES TOGETHER OF ALL THESE DIFFERENT PIECES OF HISTORY THAT WE HAVE, ORAL HISTORIES AND PHOTOGRAPHS, DOCUMENTS, OBJECTS. SO THEN WE'VE ALSO JUST CONTINUED THIS PAST YEAR WITH A LOT OF POPULAR EVENTS.

ONE THING THAT I DEFINITELY NOTICE IS GETTING TO WORK WITH EXPERIENCE WORTHINGTON AND WORKING WITH BETH, WE HAVE SEEN THAT OUR EVENTS -- WHICH HAVE BEEN WELL ATTENDED IN THE PAST OR HAVE DEFINITELY INCREASED THE NUMBER OF VISITORS COMING, AND IT'S REALLY NICE TO FEEL THAT COLLABORATION AND THAT SUPPORT WITH EXPERIENCE WORTHINGTON AND BEING ABLE TO KNOW THAT OUR VOLUNTEERS ARE PUTTING ON THESE EVENTS THAT PEOPLE ARE GOING TO COME LEARN AND ENJOY. WE HAD THE SPRING OPENING AT THE ORANGE JOHNSON HOUSE EVERY YEAR WHICH BRINGS FAMILIES IN.

WE HAVE PIONEER DAYS FOR ALL THE THIRD GRADERS AND TO PRIVATE SCHOOLS WHICH, IN FACT, THIS YEAR I MET SOMEONE WHO REMEMBERS COMING TO THIRD GRADE DAYS IN 1968 BEFORE THE ORANGE JOHNSON HOUSE WAS EVEN FINISHED, SO THAT WAS KIND OF FUN.

AND THEN PROGRAMS AT THE WORTHINGTON LIBRARY.

OUR WALKING TOURS SERIES THIS YEAR HAD AN EXCELLENT TURNOUT.

WE HAD FOUR DIFFERENT ITINERARIES PLUS THREE DIFFERENT ITINERARIES AT THE WALNUT GROVE CEMETERY, SO THAT HAS BEEN FUN.

THE WORTHINGTON TOUR OF HOMES AND GARDENS THIS YEAR HIGHLIGHTED EARLY WORTHINGTON STRUCTURES, AND WE HAD A LOT OF LOVELY HOMEOWNERS OPEN THEIR HOMES AS WELL AS SOME HISTORIC BUILDINGS IF -- AND BUSINESSES. AND THAT EVENT, WELL, THAT EVENT I DIDN'T COLLECT A OT OF INFORMATION ABOUT ZIP CODES.

I WAS AT THE ORANGE JOHNSON HOUSE, AND THE FOLKS -- I WAS SURPRISED THAT PEOPLE CAME THROUGH BECAUSE I FIGURED MOST PEOPLE HAVE BEEN TO THE ORANGE JOHNSON HOUSE BEFORE, BUT WE PROBABLY HAD AT LEAST 50% OF OUR TICKET PURCHASERS COME THROUGH, AND MOST OF THE PEOPLE WERE YOUNGER THAN ME AND HAD NO IDEA WHAT THE ORANGE JOHNSON HOUSE WAS, THEY WEREN'T FROM WORTHINGTON, AND THAT'S REALLY INDICATIVE OF THE FACT THAT THIS IS DRAWING PEOPLE IN FROM OUTSIDE THE WHO ARE EXCITED TO SEE OUR ARCHITECTURE. WE'VE BEEN HAVING THE FORTE PIANO THAT WAS RESTORED TWO YEARS AGO, AND THEN OUR ANTIQUE SALE AT A MARKET DAY. WE'VE PARTNERED WITH THE LIBRARY FOR WORTHINGTON MEMORY. AND THEN OUR GHOST TOURS THIS YEAR WERE, AGAIN, WE SOLD OUT. IT USUALLY SELLS OUT, AND DID COLLECT ZIP CODES FOR THIS, AND 45% OF THE PEOPLE WERE OUTSIDE.

SO AND SOMEONE CAME FROM WEST VIRGINIA.

SO IT'S BRINGING PEOPLE IN. PEOPLE ARE EXCITED TO HEAR ABOUT WORTHINGTON'S GHOSTS. AND THEN WE HAVE CHILDREN'S CHRISTMAS AT THE ORANGE JOHNSON HOUSE WHICH IS A AGE-OLD POPULAR EVENT. AND THE DAHL MUSEUM -- DOLL MUSEUM ALSO ATTRACTS GROUP TOURS.

ONE THING THAT IS JUST REALLY INTERESTING FOR ME AT THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY, YOU KNOW, WE HAVE THIS LOVELY DOLL COLLECTION. BROAD AND HIGH DID A PIECE ON THE DOLL MUSEUM THE YEAR THAT THEY DID THE WORTHINGTON EPISODE OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD. SO IT'S BEEN LIKE FOUR OR FIVE YEARS. THEY STILL RUN IT PERIODICALLY ACROSS THE NATION. SO I CAN ALWAYS TELL WHEN THEY RUN IT, BECAUSE -- AND THEY JUST RAN IT IN THE CHICAGO MARKET ABOUT TWO MONTHS AGO, AND WE GOT CALLS FROM PEOPLE IN ILLINOIS, INDIANA, WISCONSIN WHO WANTED TO DONATE THEIR FAMILY HEIRLOOMS TO THE DOLL MUSEUM. THERE ARE VERY FEW DOLL MUSEUMS LEFT IN THE COUNTRY. THIS ONE IS ABLE TO BE HERE BECAUSE IT'S LINKED TO THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY, AND IT GETS NATIONAL ATTENTION. THE NUCLEUS OF THE COLLECTION WAS GIVEN TO THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY IN 1968, AND LAST WEEK THE GREAT, GREAT, GREAT GRANDMOTHER OF THE DONOR FOUND OUT -- GRANDDAUGHTER OF THE DONOR FOUND OUT THAT WE HAD THE COLLECTION, AND WHEN SHE WAS DRIVING FROM TEXAS TO VERMONT, SHE STOPPED TO SEE HER GREAT, GREAT, GREAT GRANDMOTHER'S COLLECTION. SHE HAD NO IDEA.

ONE OF THE DOLLS A HAS HER GRANDMOTHER'S HAIR AS THE WIG.

SUPER FUN. YEAH.

IT'S -- THAT COLLECTION HELPS KEEP US ON A DIFFERENT MAP, BUT IN THE NATIONAL SCENE, I GUESS. AND THEN WE HAVE ROTATING EXHIBITS AT THE LIBRARY. AND WE ALSO HAVE ROTATING DISPLAYS OF HISTORIC CLOTHING AT THE OLD RECTORY.

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SO I ALSO WANTED TO QUICKLY MENTION AN UPDATE ABOUT OUR BICENTENNIAL FUND, OUR BICENTENNIAL PROJECT WHICH YOU GUYS HAVE ALL HEARD ABOUT BEFORE.

WE WERE HOPING TO HAVE THAT DONE DURING 2019.

FRANK SHEPARD, WHO'S HERE WITH ME TONIGHT, HAS BEEN WORKING WITH INTERVIEWING CONTRACTORS AND MAKING SURE THAT WE HAVE THE RIGHT GROUP TO DO THE JOB. AND SO WE'RE HOPING THAT WILL HAPPEN IN EARLY SPRING. AND, YEAH, I THINK THAT KIND OF SUMS UP WHAT WE'VE GOT GOING ON, AND I'D BE HAPPY TO ANSWER ANY

QUESTIONS. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: THANK YOU AND YOUR BOARD FOR BEING HERE AND FOR ALL YOU'VE DONE FOR THE COMMUNITY. AND I'D OPEN IT -- T IT'S PHENOMENAL, YOU'VE BEEN A BASE OF OUR COMMUNITY FOR A LONG, LONG TIME. ANY QUESTIONS?

>> JUST ONCE AGAIN I WANT TO THANK YOU FOR BEING OPEN TO COLLABORATION. I MEAN, IT'S SO AMAZING THAT THESE THREE GROUPS HAVE BEEN COLLABORATING TOGETHER MORE AND MAKING WORTHINGTON A MORE VIBRANT PLACE AND ALLOWING EVERYONE TO KNOW MORE ABOUT THE HISTORY OF WORTHINGTON.

THE DISPLAYS ARE PHENOMENAL. I HAVE JUST RECENTLY DONE A COUPLE TOURS OF ORANGE JOHNSON'S HOUSE, AND I CAN'T WAIT UNTIL WE GET THE UPDATES FINISHED. BUT JUST THE NEW DOOR AND WINDOWS ARE PHENOMENAL. WE GET THE EXTERIOR WALL WILL BE AWESOME. BUT SEEING HOW MUCH CARE TAKES PLACE INTO PRESERVING THIS HISTORY AND THEN IN COLLABORATION WITH THE LIBRARIES TOO.

BUT THEN THE MARKETING PIECE, GETTING EVERYONE TO KNOW WHAT THERE IS TO GO OUT AND APPRECIATE IN WORTHINGTON, IT IS AN AGE-OLD DILEMMA. YOU HAVE TO REPEAT, REPEAT, REPEAT, AND THE FACT THAT EVERYONE'S WORKING TOGETHER ON THIS NOW IS ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR ALL YOUR HARD WORK AND COLLABORATING WITH

EVERYONE IN THIS ROOM. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: HISTORY IS SUCH AN IMPORTANT PART OF OUR COMMUNITY, AND THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR HARD WORK IN DOING IT, AND THANK YOU TO YOUR BOARD.

OVERALL, YOUR WORK. AND FOR CONTINUING KEEPING WORTHINGTON'S HISTORY IN PLACE. THANK YOU.

OKAY. MR. MYERS WANTS TO SAY

SOMETHING. >> NINA, YOU MAY REMEMBER THIS BECAUSE YOU GOT GRILLED ON THIS WHEN YOU FIRST GOT STARTED.

FIVE OR SIX YEARS AGO DAVE NORDSTROM AND I STOOD UP HERE, AND WE SAW SEVERAL VERY, VERY DYSFUNCTIONAL GROUPS COME AND PRESENT TO US. I DON'T KNOW IF THERE WAS ACTUALLY ANIMOSITY BETWEEN GROUPS, BUT THERE CERTAINLY WAS NO COMMUNICATION, AND WE WERE VERY, VERY DISTURBED BY THAT TO THE POINT WHERE, YOU KNOW, THERE WERE A LOT OF CLOSED DOOR CONVERSATIONS ABOUT WHETHER WE SHOULD CONTINUE FUNDING SOME OF THE GROUPS THAT WE FUND. AND I HEARD TONIGHT ON AT LEAST A HALF A DOZEN TIMES THAT, HOW THE THREE OF YOU WERE COLLABORATING WITH EACH OTHER. AND I TAKE SOME SMALL GRATITUDE IN THAT, BECAUSE I WOULD LIKE TO THINK THAT MR. NORDSTROM AND I KIND OF KICKED THAT OFF SEVERAL YEARS AGO.

AND MAYBE WE FORCED YOU ALL TO DO IT OR MAYBE YOU JUST DID IT, OR MAYBE INTERESTINGLY ENOUGH, IT'S BECAUSE ALL THREE ORGANIZATIONS ARE NOW RUN Y WOMEN? DON'T.

I REALLY APPRECIATE IT. ONE COMMENT, HOW MANY PEOPLE HERE REMEMBER ART ON THE GREEN? ART ON THE GREEN.

>> I DO. >> THERE USED TO BE, IT ROTATED THROUGH THREE OR FOUR TIMES A SUMMER, AND EVEN I KNOW THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS WERE INVOLVED IN IT, THE ART CLASSES WOULD ACTUALLY DISPLAY A THEIR WORK IN THE EARLY SPRING BEFORE SCHOOL LET OUT. JUST A THOUGHT.

I MISS IT. IT WAS REALLY COOL.

GIVE ME A CALL. YOU KNOW IN BUT IT WAS SOMETHING, AND SOME WAS BY AMATEUR, SOME WAS BY PROFESSIONALS, SOME WAS BY KIDS. IT WAS ALL SORTS OF COOL STUFF.

IT WAS ONE MORE REASON TO GO DOWN TO THE GREEN.

SO JUST A THOUGHT. THANK YOU ALL VERY MUCH.

I APPRECIATE IT. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: ND DON'T FORGET THE RECYCLED ART ON THE GREEN THAT THERE WAS.

OKAY. WE'RE GOING TO GIVE YOU A MOMENT, BECAUSE I HAVE A FEELING SOME OF YOU DON'T WANT TO LISTEN TO OUR BUDGET PRESENTATION. SO, BUT YOU'RE WELCOME TO STAY.

YOU'RE VERY WELCOME TO STAY, BUT IF YOU'D LIKE TO TAKE A MOMENT AND RETURN TO YOUR HOMES TO DO SOME OTHER THINGS YOU'D RATHER DO, THAT'S FINE. THANK YOU FOR COMING OUT TONIGHT. MR. GREESON, I GUESS

[5.A.II. Proposed 2020 Budget - Department Overview]

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WE'RE MOVING ON TO THE DEPARTMENT OVERVIEW.

>> I KNOW THAT THE HISTORY OF THE ARTS ARE INTERESTING, BUT SO IS SNOWPLOWING AND SEWAGE LINES.

>> I CAN'T WAIT TO HEAR ABOUT ROAD SALT --

>> THAT WAS NICE LAST NIGHT. IT WAS PHENOMENAL.

>> THIS IS THE DIVERSITY OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT AT PLAY.

I'M GOING TO TURN IT OVER TO MR. WHITED, AND THEN FOLLOWING HIM MR. HURLEY, AND WE'LL BRIEFLY OVERVIEW THE OPERATING BUDGETS OF BOTH THESE IMPORTANT DEPARTMENTS.

>> THANK YOU, MR. GREESON, MEMBERS OF THE COUNCIL.

I'M GOING TO TALK ABOUT THAT EXCITING STUFF, AS MR. MYERS ALLUDED TO. THIS PRESENTATION IS EXACTLY LIKE THE ONES LAST WEEK WHERE I'LL GO OVER WHAT REALLY AREN'T ANY CHANGES IN GENERAL IN OTHER FUNDS AND WHAT THE FUNDS ARE.

AND THEN ANY CHANGES IN OUR BUDGET AND GOALS FOR THE COMING YEAR. IF I CAN GET THIS TO WORK.

SO THE, HERE'S THE TABULATION OF THE BUDGET, OPERATING BUDGET FOR 2018-2021. AS YOU CAN SEE, THERE'S REALLY VERY MINOR CHANGES IN THE BUDGET, AND ANY DETAIL IN THOSE CHANGES I WOULD TURN TO MR. BARTER TO EXPLAIN.

BUT THERE REALLY ARE NOTHING THERE THAT I WOULD MAKE COMMENT ON. NEITHER ARE THERE ON THE OTHER FUNDS. OBVIOUSLY, PRETTY FLAT WITH SOME

INFLATIONARY CHANGES TO THAT. >> TALKING ROAD SALT, I KNOW SOME YEARS WE HAD REALLY EXPENSIVED ROAD SALT COSTS.

ARE YOU ANTICIPATING ANYTHING LIKE THAT OR --

>> ACTUALLY, WITH OUR DIRECT LIQUID APPLICATION AND ASSUMING THE WEATHER IS APPROPRIATE FOR DIRECT LIQUID APPLICATION AND SOME OF THE CHANGES THAT MR. TENET HAS MADE IN OUR SNOW AND ICE-FIGHTING PROCEDURES, WE'LL HAVE SIGNIFICANTLY LESS COSTS. WE'RE SAVING MONEY ON OUR OWN PRODUCTION OF OUR BRINE, LESS, LESS SALT ITSELF, MORE ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY INCLUDED IN THAT.

SO THAT, THOSE COSTS ARE EXPECTED TO DECREASE.

OF COURSE, THERE'S A LOT OF VARIABLES TO THAT.

CHANGES IN OUR COMING YEAR OF NOTE ARE WE'VED ADDED $-- WE'VE ADDED $4,000 TO OUR BUILDING MAINTENANCE FUND, AND THAT'S A FUNCTION OF OUR AGING BUILDINGS. WE'RE PLAYING CATCH-UP WITH THINGS THAT TEND TO BREAK, SOME PROACTIVE MAINTENANCE ON ITEMS THAT'LL HELP US TO MAINTAIN THAT BUDGET MORE EFFECTIVELY IN THE FUTURE. WE'VE ADDED A VERY MINOR $500 TO OUR FLEET MAINTENANCE DIVISION FOR INCREASE IN OUR FASTER SOFTWARE. I COULDN'T TELL YOU WHAT FASTER STANDS FOR, PROBABLY SHOULD HAVE LOOKED THAT UP, BUT I DON'T THINK THERE'S AN E IN IT. THAT'S UTILIZED BY OUR FLEET DEPARTMENT FOR INVENTORY AND REPAIR OF VEHICLES TO TRACK, YEAH, MAINTENANCE OF THOSE VEHICLES, AND IT WILL HELP US TO KIND OF IMPROVE OUR TECHNOLOGY IN THAT AREA.

WE'VE ADDED $2100 TO OUR RIGHT-OF-WAY MOWING AND WEED CONTROL TO COVER OUR CONTRACTUAL SERVICES.

IT WAS SIMPLY AN INCREASE IN COSTS.

WE HAD SOME PRETTY COMPETITIVE PRICING IN THE PAST.

THOSE PEOPLE THAT PRICED IT COMPETITIVELY REALIZED THEY MAY HAVE BEEN A LITTLE TOO COMPETITIVE, SO WE'RE EXPECTING TO SEE AN INCREASE IN THOSE COSTS, AND WE'VE ADJUSTED THE BUDGET ACCORDINGLY. WE'VE ALSO ADDED $1500 TO OUR STORMWATER EDUCATION FUND AS PART OF OUR NPDS PROGRAM THAT WE CONTRACT WITH THE FRANKLIN COUNTY AND SOIL, WATER ORGANIZATION WITH TO HELP US WITH OUR STORMWATER EDUCATION.

AND THIS IS TO CONTINUE COMPLIANCE WITH REGULATORY REQUIREMENTS. WE NEED TO UPGRADE THAT TO A SMALL DEGREE -- BIC BEST IT'S EDUCATED THROUGH THIS PROGRAM?

>> PUBLIC. IT'S PUBLIC, IT'S ALSO A GOOD HOUSEKEEPING INTERNALLY TO EDUCATE OUR OWN STAFF ABOUT THE APPROPRIATE MEASURES TO MAINTAIN SUSTAINABILITY AND PRACTICE WITHIN OUR ORGANIZATION THAT ARE ENVIRONMENTALLY CORRECT WHEN IT COMES TO STORM WATER. THEN THERE WAS A TRANSFER OF FUNDS, $12,000 IN UNIFORM FUNDING, BUT IT JUST CHANGED FUNDING LINES, SO THAT'S NOT REALLY A CHANGE, JUST A REAPE SIGNMENT -- REASSIGNMENT OF THOSE MONIES.

OUR GOALS FOR 2020, PROBABLY OUR MOST EXCITING ONE AND -- WELL,

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TO US ANYWAY -- IS DOING A SELF-ASSESSMENT FOR THE AMERICAN PUBLIC WORKS ASSOCIATION THAT'LL ULTIMATELY LEAD US TO ACCREDITATION. THIS IS NOT A SIMPLE TASK.

IT'S ABOUT A, PROBABLY TWO TO THREE-YEAR TASK O GO THROUGH TO EVALUATE OUR ENTIRE SYSTEM, DEVELOP POLICIES, PRACTICES AND PROCEDURES THAT PUTS US IN LINE WITH AN IMPROVEMENT IN EFFICIENCY AND EFFECTIVENESS, PRIDE IN OUR STAFF IN WHAT THEY DO, CLARIFIES OUR BUDGETING ROLE AND HELPS US PREDICT THAT A LITTLE BIT BETTER, PROMOTES STAFF DEVELOPMENT, PROMOTES COORDINATION WITH OTHER DEPARTMENTS, HELPS US WITH OUR SUCCESSION PLANNING. WE HAVEN'T HAD REALLY, ONESTLY, A GOOD SUCCESSION PLANNING FOR NEW STAFF THAT COMES IN OR CURRENT STAFF THAT MOVES INTO THE NEXT POSITION, SO THIS ALLOWS US TO BE ABLE TO MAKE THOSE TRANSITIONS A LITTLE BETTER AND, ULTIMATELY, ACHIEVE ACCREDITATION WHICH IS NO SMALL FEAT. MOST COMMUNITIES THAT DO THIS ARE LARGER COMMUNITIES. IN OUR AREA DUBLIN AND WESTERVILLE ARE ACCREDITED. NO OTHER SMALL COMMUNITIES OUR SIZE ARE. I HAVE DEVELOPED A SORT OF INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGENCY APPROACH HERE WHERE I'VE PUT TOGETHER A TEAM OF OURSELVES, GROSS CITY, HILLIER AND UPPER ARLINGTON TO APPROACH THIS TOGETHER, SO WE'RE KIND OF COMBINING OUR FORCES AND COMPARING OUR BEST PRACTICES SO WE CAN INTEGRATE THE BEST OF THE BEST INTO OUR OWN ORGANIZATION AND THEIRS AS WELL. AND WE EACH HAVE, WE EACH BRING OUR OWN STRENGTHS TO THAT. SO WE'RE LOOKING FORWARD TO THAT. WE'VE -- IT'S BEEN A SLOW PROCESS. WE HAVE MADE SORT OF, YOU KNOW, SORT OF UPS AND DOWNS AS FAR AS OUR PROGRESS.

OUR FORMER NTERN HAS DONE A GREAT JOB TO KIND OF GIVE US A BOOST OVER THE LAST MONTH OR SO. SHE'S NOW GONE, SO WE'RE LOOKING FORWARD TO DOING THAT MORE IN-HOUSE, BUT SHE HAD DONE SOME OF THOSE ASSIGNMENTS TO SOME OF OUR INTERNAL STAFF AND HELPED US TO KEEP THAT OING, AND WE LOOK FORWARD TO DOING THAT.

BUT LIKE I SAY, IT'LL TAKE SOME TIME.

AS YOU KNOW, WE'VE PRIORITIZED OUR WATER LINE REPAIRS AND REPLACEMENTS. WE JUST STARTED THE MASTER PLAN HERE LAST MONTH. WE MET WITH OUR CONSULTANT IN DOWNTOWN COLUMBUS, AND THEY'VE GOT SOME PRETTY EXCITING THINGS IN THE WORKS TO HELP US KIND OF PUT THAT IN A SCALE, YOU KNOW, AND IN A WAY THAT WILL PRIORITIZE THOSE NEEDS.

PROBABLY THE BIGGEST IMPACT ON OUR CAPACITY FROM STAFF WILL BE THIS NORTHEAST GATEWAY PROJECT AS WE COMMENCE CONSTRUCTION IN JULY OF NEXT YEAR. THAT'LL BE A PRETTY BIG DEAL, AND IT'LL TAKE, TAKE A LOT OF TIME TO MANAGE THAT, BUT IT'LL BE A GREAT THING WHEN IT'S DONE. THAT'S A BIG PART F 2020, OBVIOUSLY, IS KICKING THAT CONSTRUCTION OFF.

AND WE'LL CONTINUE WITH OUR SANITARY SEWER REPAIR AND REPLACEMENT. WE HAVE WO PROJECTS LEFT, TWO LARGE PROJECTS AND THEN ONLY MINOR, SMALLER PROJECTS AS A

PART OF THAT AS WE MOVE FORWARD. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: THOSE TWO PROJECTS --

>> THE NORTH BROOK PROJECT'S AROUND 600,000 OR SO JUST OFF THE TOP OF MY HEAD,ING AND THE KENNEY BROOK PROJECT WILL BE ABOUT 2 MILLION, 2.1 MILLION. AND BOTH OF THEM WERE, WE'VE EXPERIENCED SOME DELAYS DUE TO ACQUISITION OF EASEMENTS AND SOME OTHER ISSUES THAT WE'RE DEALING WITH.

BUT HOPE TO GET THOSE KICKED OFF RELATIVELY SOON.

THAT'LL BE A BIG WIN, TO GET THOSE COMPLETE.

>> REALLY BE THAT UNDERSTANDING OF THE SYSTEM AND CREATING THE PRIORITIZATION BASED ON DIFFERENT CRITERIA.

THAT WOULD BE LEVEL OF SERVICE, PRESSURIZATION, WHO'S IMPACTED, WHETHER IT'S A SCHOOL, A BUSINESS, A LARGE GROUP OF RESIDENTS OR A SMALL DEAD-END LINE.

SO WE'LL GO THROUGH AND CREATE A TABLE OF PRIORITIZED PROJECTS, AND THEN WE'LL START CHERRY-PICKING THOSE AS WE GO INTO THE FOLLOWING YEARS. WE MAY GET INTO A PROJECT NEXT YEAR, BUT I WOULD DOUBT THAT. IT'LL PROBABLY BE 2021 BEFORE WE START ANY OF THE CONSTRUCTION. ANY OTHER QUESTIONS?

>> I HAVE SOME QUESTIONS. THE AMERICAN PUBLIC WORKS ASSOCIATION ACCREDITATION, I APPLAUD YOU FOR GOING THROUGH THAT PROCESS. I KNOW HOW DIFFICULT IT IS TO PULL ALL OF THAT TOGETHER. WHAT DOES THAT GET US? DOES THAT GIVE US ANYTHING EXTERNALLY IN TERMS OF GRANTS R

ANYTHING LIKE THAT? >> THAT'S A GREAT QUESTION.

I THINK -- I CAN'T SAY THAT IT DIRECTLY, IF YOU GO FOR A GRANT

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APPLICATION IT SAYS ARE YOU ACCREDITED, BUT IT CERTAINLY GIVES US A HIGHER LEVEL OF CREDIBILITY IN THAT AREA.

BUT HONESTLY, SINCE THE DAY I WALKED INTO MY OFFICE, ONE OF MY GOALS WAS TO TRY TO ORGANIZE US TO BE A REALLY GREAT GROUP OF PEOPLE, BUT WE REALLY DIDN'T HAVE THOSE POLICIES AND PROCEDURES ON HOW DO WE DO THIS, WHY DO WE DO THIS.

NOT BECAUSE WE'VE ALWAYS DONE IT THAT WAY, BUT WHY.

WHAT'S THE BEST, HOW DO WE TRAIN THE NEXT GROUP AS WELL OR BETTER. AND I STRUGGLED WITH HOW TO DO THAT. I WENT TO THE AMERICAN PUBLIC WORKS ASSOCIATION ANNUAL MEETING IN KANSAS CITY LAST YEAR AND BECAME CONVINCED THROUGH THEIR PROGRAM, I DID A WORKSHOP WITH THEM, AND BECAME CONVINCED THAT THIS WAS THE BEST WAY TO DO THAT FOR ALL THOSE REASONS I MENTIONED, TO HELP US PROVIDE A HIGHER LEVEL OF SERVICE TO OUR CITIZENRY AS WELL AS IMPROVE OUR BUDGETING CAPACITY AND BE MORE PROACTIVE IN WHAT WE DO AND LESS

REACTIVE. >> ONE MORE QUESTION.

THIS REMINDED ME OF, AND THE RECENT WEATHER REMINDED ME OF OUR NEED TO LOOK AT INSURING OUR SIDEWALKS ARE SHOVELED WHERE PEOPLE ARE COMMONLY WALKING IN TERMS OF GETTING TO BUS LINES OR JUST TO GETTING AROUND. I KNOW WE WERE GOING TO REVISIT A POLICY. I DON'T KNOW IF THERE, IF THIS HAS ANY IMPACT, BUDGETARY IMPACT, BUT I JUST WANTED TO -- SINCE I JUST REMEMBERED IT AND I'LL FORGET IT AGAIN, I WANTED TO BRING IT UP AND RERATE HOW WE CAN EN-- REVISIT HOW WE CAN ENCOURAGE PROPERTY OWNERS TO ACTUALLY BE TIMELY IN CLEARING THEIR SIDEWALKS AND DOING IT PROPERLY.

AND THEN ALSO I KNOW THERE'S ISSUES WITH OUR SHOVELING THE STREETS, CLEARING THE STREETS AND HOW THAT CAN IMPACT THE ABILITY TO CLEAR SIDEWALKS. SO I JUST WANT TO BRING THAT UP AND ENGAGE ON THAT DISCUSSION AGAIN.

>> YEAH. I THINK PROBABLY IT'S A -- THIS WEEKEND REVEALS THE NEED TO START OUR EDUCATION PROCESS.

SO LAST YEAR WE MADE SOME EW PROACTIVE EFFORTS TO TELL PEOPLE, TO REMIND PEOPLE OF THEIR RESPONSIBILITIES IN THAT AREA. WE CAN WORK WITH ANN BROWN TO REINITIATE THAT A LITTLE EARLIER THAN WE WOULD PREFER.

SPRINGBOARDING OFF THAT, YOU'RE USING SOME OF THE CITY'S SOCIAL MEDIA MIGHT BE A NICE WAY TO, AND THE NEXT NEWSLETTER MIGHT PUT SOME INFORMATION ABOUT IT. DEFINITELY USING THE SOCIAL MEDIA SINCE WE'VE HAD A SNOWFALL.

>> WATCHING HOW THAT IMPACTS WHAT'S HAPPENING AND ARE THERE OTHER THINGS WE CAN DO IN TERM OF OUR POLICY.

>> YEAH. THERE'S SOME PRACTICAL DIFFICULTIES WITH IT, BUT WE'D BE GLAD TO ENGAGE IN THAT

CONVERSATION AGAIN. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: WANT TO THANK YOU FOR THE PRESENTATION AND WANT TO THANK ALL, YOUR WHOLE DEPARTMENT STAFF FOR ALL THE WORK THEY DO BECAUSE I THINK A LOT OF TIMES PEOPLE DON'T REALIZE HOW MUCH TIME AND EFFORT GOES INTO THINGS HAT PEOPLE DON'T NORMALLY SEE THAT MAKE A TREMENDOUS IMPACT FROM THE WATER AND SEWERS TO THE STREETS, TO THE LEAF COLLECTION, TO THE SNOW REMOVAL, TO THE STREET MAINTENANCE, YOU KNOW, ALL OF THE DIFFERENT THINGS THEY WORK ON, THE WALKS AND EVERYTHING. I JUST WANT TO THANK THE DEPARTMENT FOR, YOU KNOW, SUCH CRITICAL WORK THAT THEY DO THAT A LOT OF PEOPLE DON'T EVER SEE. BUT WITHOUT THE INFRASTRUCTURE, TAKING CARE OF IT, OUR CITY WOULD BE, YOU KNOW, WE WOULDN'T BE ANYWHERE NEAR AS GREAT OF A CITY OR ANYWHERE NEAR AS SAFE

AND HEALTHY AS WE ARE. >> I APPRECIATE THAT, AND I'LL RELAY THAT ON THE ON TO THE STAFF, AND MOST OF WHAT THEY DO IS TAKEN FOR GRANTED. UNLESS IT'S NOT WORKING --

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: AND I DO WANT TO SAY WHEN I STARTED SEEING THE SNOWPLOWS GO BY, I WAS LAUGHING THAT THE SNOWPLOW RODEO WOULD HAVE DEFINITELY --

>> WE WERE GOING TO CALL YOU TO SEE IF YOU WANTED TO PLOW A

STREET OR TWO. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: THEY

ACTUALLY CALLED ME. >> R. DOROTHY: I WAS ON THE ROADS LAST NIGHT. I WAS LOOKING FORWARD TO GETTING TO WORTHINGTON, BECAUSE I WAS LIKE I KNOW WHEN I GET THERE, I WON'T HAVE TO WORRY AS MUCH. I DO APPRECIATE YOUR ATTENTION TO DETAIL, FOR THE EFFICIENCY OF PRODUCTS, THE LIFE CYCLE OF PRODUCT, MAKING SURE THAT WE'RE HAVING THE MOST SUFFICIENT -- EFFICIENT AND LIFE CYCLE COSTS. AND THEN ALSO YOUR COLLABORATION. THAT WAS REALLY IMPRESSIVE TO ME WITH THE OTHER MUNICIPALITIES AROUND THE REGION.

I REALLY APPRECIATE YOU TAKING THAT INITIATIVE TO GET THAT

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COLLABORATION, TO GET THOSE BEST PRACTICES THAT WE HAVE BECAUSE I THINK WE CAN ALL LEARN FROM OTHER PEOPLE.

I WAS SO IMPRESSED WITH THE GROUPS THAT CAME BEFORE COLLABORATING, BUT I'M ALSO VERY IMPRESSED WITH YOUR

COLLABORATION TOO. >> THANK YOU.

AND I MUST ADMIT THAT'S PARTLY SELFISH BECAUSE I DO KNOW THEY HAVE SOME GOOD PRACTICES THAT WE CAN LEARN FROM, AND IT'S ALWAYS GOOD TO WORK WITH SOMEBODY LSE AND MOTIVATE EACH OTHER.

BUT THANK YOU. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: SHALL WE OVE N TO PARKS AND RECREATION, MR. GREESON?

>> I'LL URN IT OVER TO MR. HURLEY AND LET HIM TAKE IT

AWAY. >> PRESIDENT MICHAEL, MEMBERS OF COUNCIL, I PROBABLY COULD SPEAK FOR MR. WHITED TOO.

AS YOU CAN IMAGINE, IT'S TOUGH WATCHING ALL OF THOSE ORGANIZATIONS -- SHARE WITH YOU A LOT OF THE COOL THINGS THAT WE HAVE GOING ON, BUT I KNOW YOU'RE AWARE OF A LOT OF THEM ALREADY.

OF SO WE'LL STICK TO JUST KIND OF THE NUTS AND BOLTS TONIGHT.

THE, AS YOU CAN SEE, WE HAVE OUR EXPENDITURE SUMMARY UP.

REALLY THE STAIR STEPS YOU SEE ARE MOSTLY JUST THE ANNUAL STAFF INCREASES IN TERMS OF THE COST OF LIVING INCREASE.

WE'VE BEEN HOLDING A PRETTY FLAT BUDGET WHEN IT COMES TO MOST OF OUR LINE ITEMS, BUT WE'LL HIGHLIGHT A COUPLE OF THE SMALL CHANGES HERE IN THE NEXT SLIDE. AS I MENTIONED, WE'VE BEEN, WE'VE BEEN -- OUTSIDE OF THOSE STAFF INCREASES, WE'VE BEEN REALLY TRYING TO MAINTAIN A PRETTY FLAT BUDGET NOW FOR A FEW YEARS JUST WITH SOME OF THE CHALLENGES WITH THE CITY'S OVERALL BUDGET. THESE ARE JUST A FEW LINE ITEMS WHERE JUST REALLY NOT USAGE OR THE AMOUNT OF THINGS WE NEED IS GETTING ANY MORE OF IT, JUST THE COST OF THOSE CLIMBED, SO WE'VE NUDGED A FEW AREAS UP. OUR POOL CHEMICALS WHICH ARE WHAT WE, ONLY, USE FOR THE MAINTENANCE OF THE POOL.

SOME OF OUR FIELD MAINTENANCE COSTS, CHALK AND DIFFERENT THING WE USE TO KEEP ALL THE BALL FIELDS ND SOCCER FIELDS GOING.

AND SOME OF OUR THINGS, WE HAVE A GROUNDS MAINTENANCE LINE THAT IS MOST OF OUR CONTRACTUAL SERVICES RELATED TO PARKS MAINTENANCE, THINGS LIKE SOME PAINTING AND THE PORTABLE RESTROOMS THAT WE HAVE IN VARIOUS PARKS.

IS SO, AGAIN, JUST SMALL AMOUNTS BUT SOME NUDGES IN ADDITION TO WHAT YOU SAW IN THE PERSONNEL LINES.

AS FAR AS SOME OF OUR GOALS FOR THE UPCOMING YEAR, OBVIOUSLY WE'LL BE TALKING MORE ABOUT SOME OF THESE WHEN WE GET INTO THE FOLLOW-UP CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM DISCUSSION.

BUT WE'VE BEEN CONTINUING WORK ON THE DESIGN OF THE MCCOURT PARK IMPROVEMENTS. CERTAINLY, WITH THE COMPLETION OF THE CONCEPT PLAN AND NOW MOVING INTO THE ESIGN FADES, AND I KNOW WE'VE GOT -- PHASE, AND I KNOW WE'VE GOT SOME DECISIONS TO AKE AROUND FUNDING THERE.

SO WE'LL BE WORKING AND CONTINUING TO WORK THROUGH THAT PROCESS. FACILITATE A COMMUNITY INPUT PROCESS WITH SELBY PARK. THE PLAYGROUND PART OF THAT PARK IS ON THE AGENDA FOR NEXT YEAR AT THIS POINT.

SO AS YOU CAN IMAGINE, WITH THE VERY INVOLVED NEIGHBORHOOD THERE, WE'LL BE DOING A ROBUST PROCESS TO KIND OF FIGURE OUT HOW THEY WANT TO GO ABOUT REPLACING THAT PLAYGROUND.

AND THEN ONE OF THE KIND OF OFF THE RADAR PROJECTS THAT HAS BEEN A PART OF THE PARKS MASTER PLAN IS WORKING WITH THE PARKS ND RECREATION COMMISSION ON THE PARKLAND COMMISSION, TO ELEVEN TANGY TRAIL -- OLENTANGY TRAIL. SO WHILE, YOU KNOW, JUST WITH ALL THE OTHER PROJECTS THAT WE KNOW WE NEED TO KIND OF CIRCULATE THROUGH THE CIP, WE'VE NOT REALLY CREATED WHAT I ALL MONETARY PROJECTS, BUT MORE THINGS THAT WE CAN DO IN-HOUSE AND THROUGH VOLUNTEER THINGS. SO IMPROVING OUR ACCESS POINTS FOR KAYAKING, FOR EXAMPLE, SOME OF THE VISTAS AND VIEWS THAT YOU SEE ALONG THE PARKLANDS. YOU MAY HAVE NOTICED SEVERAL -- IF YOU FREQUENT THE TRAIL, YOU'VE PROBABLY NOTICED A FEW SCOUT ROJECTS AND JUST BENCH OBSERVATION AREAS THAT HAVE BEEN CREATED BOTH WITH THE EXPERTISE OF OUR STAFF AND OME EAGLE SCOUT PROJECTS. AND SO WE'RE GOING TO START TO TAKE A LITTLE MORE, I GUESS, MEASURED OR INTENTIONAL LOOK AT THOSE AREA ALONG THE TRAIL JUST TO OPEN UP THE RIVER AND WHETHER IT'S JUST VIEWS OR ACTUAL ACCESS FOR FISHING OR KAYAKING AND JUST START TO HAVE A MORE FORMALIZED PLAN OF DOING THAT.

THE OTHER PIECE OF THAT IS TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE INVESTMENTS THAT YOU HAVE ADE UP AT THE PARKLANDS, THE PICKLEBALL, THE TRAILHEAD AND THE RESTROOM FACILITY THAT'S GETTING A LOT OF COMPLIMENTS AND JUST KIND OF CLEANING UP THAT LOWER PARKING LOT AND JUST MAKING IT FEEL A LITTLE MORE LIKE A WORTHINGTON PARK. IT'S BEEN A LITTLE OUGH, OBVIOUSLY. AND NOW THAT IT'S PENED UP AND YOU CAN SEE IT WITH THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE INTERCHANGE, WE WANT TO JUST KIND OF IMPROVE THE AESTHETICS DOWN THERE AND THE CONNECTION TO THAT AREA WHICH, OBVIOUSLY, JUST GETS A LOT OF REALLY HEAVY USE BETWEEN ALL OF THE ASSETS THAT WE HAVE DOWN THERE. AND LASTLY, ONE MORE THING, I

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WILL MENTION WHILE WE GOT NUDGED OUT OF FIRST PLACE, WE DID JUST RECEIVE AN AWARD FROM OPRA FOR THE OHIO PARKS AND RECKS ASSOCIATION FOR OUR PICKLEBALL PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT WHICH INCLUDES YOUR INVESTMENT IN THE NEW COURTS DOWN THERE, THE THINGS THAT HAVE HAPPENED AT THE COMMUNITY CENTER WITH UTILIZING BOTH OF THE GYMS IN THE WINTER TIME.

AND, OF COURSE, THE PROCESS THAT WAS LED BY SOME OF OUR RESIDENTS AND SOME OF YOU FOR ENHANCING THAT -- PICKLEBALL, WE'VE BECOME KIND OF THE PICKLEBALL DESTINATION --

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: WHAT AWARD DID WE GET?

>> IT WAS SECOND LACE IN THE SPORTS PROGRAM CATEGORY.

SO WE'RE EXCITED. WE'LL BE GIVING YOU MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THAT. WE JUST LEARNED THAT THIS AFTERNOON. SO THOSE ARE A FEW OF THE BIGGER THINGS WE HAVE GOING ON, AND WE'RE EXCITED ABOUT IT.

SO I'LL BE APPY TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS YOU HAVE OR SHARE ANY

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: I HAVE A SHORT QUESTION. THE SELBY PARK PROGRAM, IS THAT GOING TO INCLUDE THAT BLACKTOP AREA NEXT TO SHELTER HOUSE, OR IS THAT PART OF THE SHELTER HOUSE RENOVATION?

>> YEAH, THERE IS -- >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: KIND OF

FALLING APART. >> IN A COUPLE OF YEARS, WE HAVE -- IT IS NOT CURRENTLY PART OF THAT.

WE HAVE THE DESIRE TO KIND OF STUDY THAT END OF THE PARK INCLUDING THE BUILDING, THE PARKING LOT, AND WE BELIEVE WE NEED A LITTLE HELP. MAYBE NOT A HUGE CONTRACT, BUT A LITTLE HELP FROM A CONSULTANT TO HELP US SORT THAT OUT.

THAT IS, I THINK IT'S CURRENTLY IN THE THIRD YEAR OF THE CIP.

SO THAT'S ONE THAT WE'RE TRYING TO GET FUNDED AND GET MOVING AS

WELL. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: WE HAVE COUNCILMEMBER-ELECT HERE, IS THERE ANYTHING YOU WANTED TO

COMMENT ON? >>

>> WE'RE GLAD YOU'RE HERE. IS AND THANK YOU, MR. HURLEY, AND YOUR STAFF, FOR THE WONDERFUL PROGRAMS THAT EVERYBODY LOVES AND THESE ABSOLUTELY PHENOMENAL FACILITIES AND KEEPING EVERYTHING UP AND RUNNING AND SEEING ALL THOSE WONDERFUL TREES GETTING PLANTED ALONG WILSON BRIDGE ROAD.

THAT'S GOING TO BE REALLY NICE, THE WORK BEING DONE THERE.

BEATIFICATION PROJECT. THANK YOU VERY MUCH AND PLEASE THANK YOUR STAFF FOR ALL THE GREAT WORK THEY KEEP DOING FOR US. MR. GREESON, ALL RIGHT, ARE WE

[5.A.III. Financial Report - October 2019]

READY TO MOVE ON TO THE FINANCE REPORT?

>> YES, MA'AM. I'M GOING TO TURN IT OVER TO

MR. BARTER. >> MEMBERS OF THE COUNCIL, YOU HAVE IN YOUR PACKET THE OCTOBER 2019 FINANCIAL REPORT.

BE HAPPY TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS IF THERE ARE ANY, AND IF NOT, IF I COULD PLEASE HAVE A MOTION TO ACCEPT AS PRESENTED.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: ARE THERE ANY QUESTIONS?

>> MOVE TO ACCEPT. >> I'VE GOT A COUPLE QUESTIONS.

ARE YOU SURPRISED AT THE FACT THAT THE INCOME TAX REVENUES

EXCEEDED LAST YEAR'S SLIGHTLY? >> I AM.

WELL, WE HAD A REALLY GOOD MONTH.

IT EXCEEDED BOTH THE ESTIMATE FOR THE MONTH AND HAS NOW EXCEEDED YEAR TO DATE LAST YEAR INCOME TAX COLLECTION.

SO -- >> SEE ANY EVIDENCE OF LONGER-TERM TRENDS, OR IS IT JUST A MONTHLY BLIP IN OCTOBER?

>> NO, I THINK FOR THE YEAR NOW THROUGH, YOU KNOW, THROUGH OCTOBER WE'RE JUST ABOUT, WHAT, A QUARTER OF A PERCENT OVER WHERE WE WERE AT THIS TIME IN 2018.

SO I THINK THE TREND IS, AS WE PROJECTED INTO 2021, RELATIVELY

FLAT CONTINUED INCOME TAX. >> SECOND QUESTION WOULD BE THE UNENCUMBERED BALANCE THAT SLIGHTLY EXCEEDS 50%.

MAYBE I DON'T KNOW WHAT COUNCIL'S UNDERSTANDING IS AS TO POLICY WE PASSED EARLIER THIS YEAR WHEN EXCEEDING 50% THAT THERE WOULD BE A STATEMENT FROM THE CITY MANAGER.

WOULD THAT BE AT THE END OF THE YEAR, END OF THE QUARTER, END OF THE MONTH? WE'RE OVER 50% RIGHT NOW.

DOES THAT MEAN ANYTHING REGARDING A STATEMENT FROM OUR

SENATOR? >> I THINK WE HAD PLANNED IT AT YEAR-END CLOSE, BUT I'LL LOOK AT THE POLICY REAL QUICKLY.

I DON'T -- IT'S NOT SPECIFIC IN THE POLICY.

I THINK THE INTENT HAD BEEN TO HAVE IT AT THE YEAR-ENCLOSE BECAUSE THERE CAN BE SOME CYCLICAL CHANGE.

TAKE AUGUST, FOR EXAMPLE, WHEN YOU RECEIVE THE PROPERTY TAX DISTRIBUTION, THE PROPERTY TAX DISTRIBUTION ONLY COMES TWICE A YEAR, SO THAT MIGHT ARTIFICIALLY INFLATE IT OVER THAT.

I THINK THE THOUGHT WHEN WE ADOPTED THAT POLICY WAS THAT IT WOULD BE ONCE WE CLOSE OUT THE YEAR AND THEN LOOK BACK IF WE'RE OVER THE 50%, THAT'S WHEN THAT WOULD OCCUR.

BUT, CERTAINLY, THAT WOULD BE AT COUNCIL'S DEPRESSION TO --

>> I'M -- DISCRETION. >> I'M LOOKING AT HE POLICY --

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: I HAVE A MOTION FROM MR. MYERS, SECOND BY MS. DOROTHY. ANY FURTHER QUESTIONS ORDISCUSSIONS ON THE FINANCE IN NOT, ALL THOSE IN FAVOR SIGNIFY

BY SAYING AYE. >> AYE.

>> OPPOSED? >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: THAT HAS BEEN ACCEPTED. DO YOU HAVE ANYTHING ELSE TO

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BRING FORWARD? DO WE NEED AN EXECUTIVE SESSION?

>> YEAH. FOR THE APPOINTMENT AND COMPENSATION OF PERSONNEL AND FOR BOARD AND COMMISSION APPOINTMENTS, JUST A COUPLE THINGS.

FIRST, NEXT WEEK WE PLAN TO, WE DON'T HAVE ANY -- WE'VE COMPLETED OUR DEPARTMENTAL PRESENTATIONS AND OUR SPECIAL GROUP PRESENTATIONS, AND OUR INTENT IS JUST TO COME BACK AND TALK ABOUT ANY FOLLOW-UP QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE, GO OVER MATERIALS THAT WE'VE DISTRIBUTED THAT WE MAY NOT HAVE HAD AN OPPORTUNITY TO, TOUCH BASE ON BOTH OUR OPERATING BUDGET AND THE CAPITAL PLAN AND TRY TO HAVE A CONVERSATION ABOUT BOTH OF THOSE AS A FOLLOW UP TO EVERYTHING YOU'VE HEARD.

SO IF YOU HAVE ANY DETAILED QUESTIONS, PLEASE, GET THEM TO US IN ADVANCE THAT WAY WE CAN PREPARE FOR 'EM.

OTHERWISE WE'RE CERTAINLY, WANT TO TRY TO PROVIDE YOU AS MUCH INFORMATION AS POSSIBLE, MUCH DIALOGUE AS POSSIBLE IN ORDER TO BRING THE BUDGET TO CLOSURE. THE SECOND THING I'D LIKE TO MAKE YOU AWARE OF THAT IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE SWIMMING BOARD AND WORTHINGTON SCHOOLS, WE WILL BE HOLDING A PUBLIC MEETING ON THE WORTHINGTON POOLS ON ECEMBER 3RD AT 6:30, 6:30-8 AT THE THOMAS WORTHINGTON HIGH SCHOOL AUDITORIUM.

AND SO WE WILL BE WORKING WITH THOSE TWO ENTITIES TO PREPARE FOR THAT PUBLIC MEETING WHICH WILL LIKELY INCLUDE A SIMILAR PRESENTATION THAT YOU HEARD, SOME ADDITIONAL INFORMATION THAT WE'LL BE WORKING WITH THEM ON AND OPPORTUNITY FOR THE PUBLIC TO PROVIDE A COMMENT AND FOR US DO THE PUBLIC QUESTIONS WITH AS WELL POTENTIALLY. IN THAT VEIN, WE ARE GOING TO PROBABLY BE WORKING ON SOME FINANCIAL SCENARIOS RELATED TO THAT ISSUE AND MAY HAVE THOSE, SOME OF THOSE AVAILABLE FOR DISCUSSION AS EARLY AS NEXT WEEK AS PART OF OUR CIP FOLLOW UP.

ESSENTIALLY TRYING TO ANSWER THE QUESTION IS IF WE WERE GOING TO CONTRIBUTE TO SWIMMING, WHAT MIGHT BE SOME OF THE FINANCIAL MECHANISMS OR STRATEGIES FOR BEING ABLE TO AFFORD DOING THAT.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL:

>> YES. WE'LL BE ANNOUNCING IT, AND WE'LL BE WORKING WITH THE SCHOOLS AND SWIMMING TO PUT IT OUT ON OUR SOCIAL MEDIA AND OTHER MECHANISMS.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: ALREADY OUT THERE.

>> IT IS, IT'S JUST NOT AS BROAD, AS BROADLY AS WE WOULD

LIKE AT THIS POINT. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL:

MR. ROBINSON? >> D. ROBINSON: WILL THERE BE

ENTITIES FROM THE SCHOOLS? >> YEAH, ALL THREE WILL BE

PART -- >> D. ROBINSON: AND BASICALLY

IDENTICAL TO -- >> WE HAVEN'T FINALIZED IT AT THIS POINT. THAT IS, I THINK, THE PIECE OF IT IS THAT IS THE CONDITION. I THINK IT WILL BE LARGELY SIMILAR. I THINK WE'D LIKE TO PUT, WE'RE WORKING ON PUTTING MORE MEAT ON THE BONES OF THE OPTIONS THAT WERE OUTLINED IN THE MEMOS PREVIOUSLY, AND THEN I'D LIKE TO STRUCTURE A WAY IN WHICH WE COULD GET SOME FEEDBACK FROM THE AUDIENCE WHERE WE ASK QUESTIONS OF THEM AS WELL.

>> D. ROBINSON: DOES COUNCIL CONSIDER THE THREE OPTIONS AS ALL STILL DESIRABLE TO PRESENT TO THE PUBLIC? BECAUSE I THINK IF, IN ACT, THEY ARE PRESENTED TO THE PUBLIC ON, IN THE DECEMBER MEETING, IT WOULD BE UNDERSTOOD BY THE PUBLIC THAT ALL OF THESE ARE ACTIVELY BEING CONSIDERED BY COUNCIL. I DON'T KNOW WHERE EVERYONE'S AT

ON THIS. >> WE MAY PROVIDE SOME INFORMATION NEXT WEEK THAT WOULD INFORM THAT DISCUSSION.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT -- OPTIONS THAT THE PUBLIC LIKES. I DON'T THINK, YOU KNOW, I THINK A LOT OF US WOULD LIKE TO HEAR WHAT ARE SOME OF THE OPTIONS THAT THE PUBLIC WOULD LIKE TO HEAR, WOULD LIKE O SEE.

HERE ARE SOME OPTIONS. YOU KNOW, YOU HAVE TO GIVE PEOPLE SOME OPTIONS TO THINK ABOUT AND SOME OF THE PROS AND CONS OF THE OPTIONS TO BE ABLE TO MAKE SOME, YOU KNOW, FORMULATE THOUGHTS AND SAY THIS IS WHAT I THINK SOUNDS LIKE A

GOOD PATH TO GO. >> ABOUT YOUR LINE OF QUESTION, MR. ROBINSON, IS THERE AN OPTION YOU THINK DOESN'T BELONG ON THE

TABLE AT THIS POINT? >> D. ROBINSON: I DON'T KNOW.

I PERSONALLY NEED TO BE EDUCATED MUCH MORE ON THE THIRD OPTION,

AND I'LL KNOW -- >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: WHICH ARE YOU DEFINING AS THE THIRD OPTION?

>> D. ROBINSON: THIRD OPTION AS THE OINT --

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: RECREATION DIRECTION?

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>> D. ROBINSON: YEAH, YEAH. DO YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION ON THAT CONCEPT OR THE PLAN MORE THAN WHAT YOU PROVIDED THAT

WOULD BE HELPFUL? >> I MIGHT.

>> D. ROBINSON: IF WE ALL WANT TO HEAR ALL THREE OPTIONS, SO BE

IT. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: OKAY.

ALL RIGHT. ALL RIGHT.

WE'RE GOING TO GO THROUGH -- WE'RE GOING TO GO OUT OF ORDER

[6. Reports of Council Members]

ON THE COUNCIL, ON THE COUNCIL BECAUSE I KNOW THAT MS. DOROTHY IS DYING TO SHARE HER EXPERIENCE OF COMING BACK FROM BEING WITH OUR FOR CITY IN JAPAN AND HAD A FEW THINGS TO SHARE WITH US.

GO AHEAD, MS. DOROTHY. >> R. DOROTHY: WELL, I HAD THE HONOR TO BE PART OF THE MAYORAL DELEGATION DURING OUR 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE SIGNING OF OUR SISTER CITY AGREEMENT WITH SAYAMA, JAPAN. WE WERE INVITED BY THE MAYOR AND THE CITY COUNCIL PRESIDENT. AND THIS IS IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE WORTHINGTON INTERNATIONAL FRIENDSHIP ASSOCIATION WHICH LOOKS TO IMPROVE RELATIONS AND CULTURAL EXPERIENCES THROUGHOUT THE WORLD, BASICALLY, BUT WE DO HAVE THE SPECIAL RELATIONSHIP WITH SAYAMA AND THE SISTER CITY. WE STARTED OUR RIENDSHIP ASSOCIATION WITH THEM IN 1993, AND MAYOR HOUR HER AT THE TIME SIGNED IN 999. SO THAT'S 20 YEARS AGO.

SO WE DO GIFT EXCHANGES THROUGHOUT THE WHOLE TIME, AND I DID ONE TOO SINCE WE ARE NOW VIDEOTAPED, AND I WANTED TO BRING IN THE GIFTS TO SHOW EVERYONE AND ALSO SO EVERYONE, EVEN IN JAPAN, COULD BE ABLE TO SEE.

SO SAYAMA IS GOING TO BE AN OLYMPIC HOST CITY, SO ONLY HOST CITIES ARE ABLE TO HAVE THESE PINS, AND THE MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL WANTED EACH OF US CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS TO HAVE A PIN REPRESENTING THEIR INVOLVEMENT IN THE OLYMPICS.

THEY RE THE GOLF TOURNAMENT GOING TO HAPPEN IN SAYAMA.

SO ONLY THE CITIES IN JAPAN THAT HAVE A VENUE ARE ABLE TO GIVE OUT THOSE PINS. SO THEY'RE VERY HAPPY TO BE ABLE TO GIVE OUT THOSE PINS TO EVERYONE.

COUNCILMEMBERS. SO EVERY CITY IN JAPAN HAS A MASCOT. THIS IS A LITTLE PIN ON HERE -- OWN MASCOT, THEY HAVE LOTS OF BRANDING, AND NOW WE HAVE OUR

VERY OWN HEAD PIECE. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: ARE YOU

GOING TO MODEL IT FOR US? >> THIS IS A HAT.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: OH! HERE WE GO.

>> I'VE GOT TO DO THIS. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: COMMEMORATED FOR ALL TIME.

>> WE'RE ON VIDEO, RIGHT? WHO SAID I WON'T DO ANYTHING FOR WORTHINGTON? OKAY, THAT'S ENOUGH.

CHANCE. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: OH, NO,

I CAUGHT IT. >> R. DOROTHY: ALL RIGHT.

SO WE EXCHANGED VERY FORMAL GIFTS THAT WI FINISHING A --

>> THAT WASN'T?

>> R. DOROTHY: WIFA TAKES A LONG TIME HELPING TO PLAN AND PICK OUT. FOR THE WIFA GIFT, WE GAVE THEM A PAINTED PLATE THAT HAD OHIO LEAVES ON IT, A CERAMIC PLATE.

AND IN EXCHANGE WE HAVE THIS CERAMIC VASE THAT IS ONE OF THE CURRENT EMPEROR'S DESIGNATED FACE -- OR CHINA PORCELAIN MAKERS.

SO WE HAVE THIS VASE THAT THE CSIFA, THE SAYAMA INTERNATIONAL FRIENDSHIP ASSOCIATION GAVE TO WIFA.

CITY COUNCIL, WE HAD A PAINTED GOURD AND A CARVED BOARD, AND WE GOT MOUNT FUJI IN THE GLASS UNDERNEATH.

WE HAVE A MATCHING PAIR OF GLASSES.

I DON'T KNOW IF ANYONE EVER WANTS TO HAVE A NICE MEETING, THAT WE HAVE A PAIR OF THESE GLASSES --

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: HOLD STILL FOR A SECOND.

>> R. DOROTHY: I DON'T WANT TO TOUCH IT.

DIFFERENT GOURD THAT WAS ALSO HAND-CRAFTED AND PAINTED THAT WE PRESENTED TO THE MAYOR. AND IN RETURN, THE MAYOR GIFTED US THIS LACQUER BOX. AND I IMAGINE MOST EVERYTHING WILL BE DISPLAYED IF WE HAVE ROOM, OR WE MIGHT NEED TO GET ANOTHER DISPLAY CASE OUTSIDE. WE HAVE THIS LACQUER BOX.

AND WE HAVE A DISPLAY SETTING FOR THAT.

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SO THE CULTURAL EXCHANGE, THEY WOULD LIKE TO TRY TO FOSTER WE HAD QUITE A FEW SPORTS TEAMS. WE HAD SOME BASEBALL TEAMS, BASKETBALL TEAMS, I'M NOT SURE IF WE HAD A SOCCER TEAM, BUT THEY WERE -- THEY DID EXPRESS THAT THEY WOULD LIKE TO GET MORE

YOUTH DELEGATES EXCHANGES. >>

>> I WAS GOING TO START TALKING ABOUT THAT, BUT THEY MENTIONED THEY WOULD LIKE TO EXCHANGE MORE BETWEEN OUR TWO CITIES.

IT WAS A FINANCIAL EXPERIENCE. GOT BACK LAST NIGHT.

PLANE GOT CANCELED, HAD THE DRIVE HOME FROM DETROIT.

SO SUPER EXCITED WITH THE WORTHINGTON ROADS.

THEY WERE PHENOMENAL. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: THANK YOU VERY MUCH. IT SOUNDS LIKE A WONDERFUL TRIP.

THERE'S GOING TO BE A PRESENTATION --

>> R. DOROTHY: DECEMBER 5TH AT THE GRISWOLD CENTER.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: MARK YOUR CALENDARS.

OKAY. MOVING ALONG, MS. TRUST DO YOU HAVE ANYTHING? MR. LINDSAY?

>> NO THANK YOU. BIKE PIQUE ROBINSON?

>> NOTHING. >> MR. MY YERS?

>> NOT A THING, THANK YOU. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: I DON'T HAVE ANYTHING, SO MS. KOWALCZYK MOVES WE GO INTO EXECUTIVE

[8. Executive Session]

SESSION, SECONDED BY MR. ROBINSON.

ALL THOSE IN FAVOR -- WE HAVE TO HAVE THE ROLL CALL FOR EXECUTIVE SESSION.



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