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[1. Call To Order]

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>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: WE'RE GOING TO CALL THE DECEMBER 9 MEETING OF THE WORTHINGTON CITY COUNCIL TO ORDER.

SS, COULD YOU PLEASE CALL THE ROLL? WILL EVERYONE PLEASE RISE FOR THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG?

[5.A. Community Visioning Update]

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: WE DON'T HAVE ANY VISITOR COMMENTS.

OUR NEXT AGENDA ITEM A SPECIAL PRESENTATION ON THE COMMUNITY VISIONING UPDATE. MR. GREESON, MR. CHAIRMAN?

>> M. GREESON: I DON'T HAVE ANYTHING TO SAY, EXCEPT TO INVITE MR. SHERMAN TO THE PODIUM TO GIVE WHATEVER UPDATE HE FEELS IS APPROPRIATE. AND HANK HIM FOR HIS WORK.

>> MY PLEASURE. IT'S MY PLEASURE AND THANK YOU FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO COME IN AGAIN.

IT SEEMS 30 DAYS AGO AS YESTERDAY.

BUT I JUST WANTED TO START DOWN THE SAME PATH.

OUR LAST MEETING, LAST UPDATE WITH YOU WAS ON THE 18TH OF NOVEMBER. WE'VE HAD ONE MEETING ON THE 25TH. AS YOU KNOW, JACK MINOR, WHO WAS OUR VICE CHAIR HAS STEPPED DOWN TO TAKE A POST IN CINCINNATI.

WE HAVE REPLACED HIM WITH A NEW VICE CHAIR, AUSTIN MITCHELL.

AND HE'S ALREADY STEPPED INTO HIS ROLE AND I THINK HE'S GOING TO BE A REALLY NICE ADDITION, IF YOU WILL.

AS A PART OF OUR S.O.P. WITH OUR MEETINGS WE ALWAYS ASK FOR FEEDBACK FROM THE COMMITTEE WITH PRESENTATIONS.

LIKE WITH CHRIS BORING WHEN E BRINGS STAFF AND TALKS WITH YOU, YOU GET LOST IN THE DATA. THE LAST TIME WE ASKED FOR FOLKS TO TALK THROUGH THIS. I WON'T BORE YOU WITH A LOT OF THE DETAILS. BUT WE SPENT ABOUT 45 MINUTES GOING THROUGH THE DATA THAT WAS PRESENTED.

THAT'S A LOT OF WHAT WE'RE DOING HERE.

IT'S IMPORTANT, FOR EXAMPLE, THE ANTHEM BUILDING.

CHRIS' PRESENTATION, THE ANTHEM BUILDING WAS FULL.

WELL IT'S NOT. SO THAT HAD AN IMPACT ON THE DATA. WE HAD THAT CORRECTED.

ONE OF THE THEN THINGS WE ZEROED IN N WAS THE KEY FOR THE COMMUNITY. THAT IS THE 18 TO 44 YEARS OLDS AND WHAT DIFFERENCE THAT MAKES IN A VISIONING PERSPECTIVE.

WE LOOKED AT THE TYPES OF HOUSING, RESTAURANTS, THAT KIND OF THING. AND THEN THIS LED US GOING BACK TO CHRIS TO SAY LET'S LOOK AT HOUSING OPTIONS AND SEE WHAT THE COMPARISONS ARE WITH THE OTHER SIX CITIES WE'VE TALKED ABOUT ALREADY, GRAND VIEW, ET CETERA. THIS INFORMATION WILL GO TO AUSTIN AND OUR DATA BUCKET. ONCE WE GET THE WEBSITE UP AND RUNNING THIS WILL BE LOADED INTO FAST FACTS, EDUCATION, THAT TYPE OF THING. I THINK IT'S GOING TO BE A PRETTY DYNAMIC SITUATION FOR US ALL.

WHICH LEADS ME ONTO THE BANG THE TABLE SOFTWARE.

AND WOW, WHAT A MACHINE THIS THING IS.

WE WERE ABLE TO GET THE CITY WEBSITE UP AND ALSO WE HAVE OUR OWN U.R.L. AND THEN WE STARTED INTO IT.

AND WE WE HAD A AH-HAH MOMENT. WE'RE NOT READY TO IMPLEMENT THIS. WE'RE GOING TO HAVE ONE SHOT AT THIS. I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT WE DON'T WANT THE RESIDENTS TO SEE THIS WEBSITE AND REACT AND THERE IS NOTHING THERE. SO THIS WILL EFFECT OUR REPUTATION AND LIKE I SAY, WE GET ONE SHOT AT IT.

WE SLOWED THIS DOWN. WE'RE NOT GOING TO DO ANYTHING UNTIL JANUARY. WE'RE WORKING DILIGENTLY BEHIND THE SCENES AND I THINK YOU WILL SEE THIS.

BUT WE'RE STILL GETTING PRESENTATIONS AND LEARNING.

WE GOT TRENT BOWERS AND ANNE BROWN AND ANOTHER PRESENTATION NOW COME JANUARY. SO THIS CURRENT MODEL WE HAVE WITH MATT DOING ALL THE HEAVY LIFTING IS NOT SUSTAINABLE.

SO I DON'T WANT YOU TO WORRY ABOUT THIS.

WE'VE THE BACK END THING FIGURED OUT ECAUSE WE SET DOWN WITH ANN AND ROBYN'S HELP AND POGUMORE AND SAID LOOK AT THE ROLES.

THE ROLES ARE DELEGATED WITH THE BACK-END SUPPORT AND CREATION WILL FOLLOW THE CITY. ETHAN BARNHARDT WILL LEAD THAT.

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THAT WILL BE HELPFUL. THE DESIGN WORK WILL FALL BACK WHERE IT BELONGS, THAT'S POGE MEYER.

WE'RE GOING TO MANAGE THE PROCESS.

PROOF IS IN THE PUDDING. I THINK WE CAN WORK ON NOW OUR NEXT THING, WHICH IS THE COMMUNITY OUTREACH.

AGAIN, WITH ANN HELP, CRAFTED THIS WEEK ARTICLE.

OUT NEXT WEEK. I THINK YOU WILL BE PLEASED.

IT'S BASICALLY THE HOW AND WOW, AND HOW ARE WE GOING TO GET THIS DONE. AND ASKING FOR THEM, THE TITLE OF THE ARTICLE IS WORTHINGTON 2035.

I'M ANXIOUS TO SEE WHAT KIND OF REACTION WE GET THERE.

WE'VE REACHED OUT TO THE ROTARY. WE HAVE FOUR DATES AVAILABLE WITH THEM. THE FARMERS MARKET N JANUARY, WHICH I'M EXCITED ABOUT. WHICH LED US TO SOMETHING THAT YOU FOLKS DID QUITE WELL IN YOUR ELECTION PROCESS.

AND THAT IS THE WORTHINGTON POST CARD.

NEXT WEEK IN YOUR PACKET YOU WOULD HAVE HAD THIS.

THIS IS WHAT WE CAME P WITH, A 6 BY 9 POST CARD THAT TALKS ABOUT AST FACTS. PLACES YOU CAN CALL, THINGS YOU CAN DO, IT TELLS YOU HOW TO GET ON THE WEBSITE AND THAT TYPE OF THING. YOU WILL SEE IT, I THINK, IN JANUARY. THE OTHER THING WE'VE DONE IS WE HAVE CREATED OUR OWN LOGO. WE WILL HAVE A BANNER NOW THAT WILL HAVE THIS PARTICULAR PIECE RIGHT HERE.

AS A PART OF IT. ANYTIME WE GO WHERE IT'S A 2 BY 3, THE VISION WORTHINGTON WILL BE OUT THERE.

AS A PART OF THIS TOO, WE HAVE THE BUSINESS.

THIS IS WHAT WE'RE DOING TOMORROW.

GOING OVER THE COMMUNICATIONS WITH THE PUBLIC INPUT PLAN, ALL THE SLIDE PRESENTATIONS AND VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES.

WE EXTENDED OUR TIME TO 8:30 TOMORROW NIGHT. WE HAVE A BUSY SCHEDULE. THIS LEADS TO, AND I'LL CONCLUDE WITH THIS, WE'RE STARTING THE SUBCOMMITTEE FORMATION.

WE'RE GOING TO HAVE COMMUNICATIONS.

THE STAKEHOLDER INTERVIEWS, AND SPEAKERS BUREAU.

AND WHAT THIS WILL DO IS WE'LL HAVE A LEADER AND FOUR OR FIVE COMMUNITIES MEMBERS AS A PART F THAT.

I THINK WE'RE WELL ON OUR WAY. THE ENGAGEMENT CARD IS ONE THING. WE WILL HAVE AN ENTER TO WIN PROGRAM WE'RE WORKING ON. I THINK WE'LL DRIVE BUSINESS DOWNTOWN WITH NINA'S HELP. LASTLY, I ALWAYS ASK FOR QUESTIONS. I HEARD FROM COUNCILMEMBER ROBINSON, AND HE ASKED ME ABOUT EDUCATION AND WHERE ARE WE WITH THAT PARTICULAR SEGMENT. TO ANSWER THAT, I THINK WE'RE PROBABLY FOUR TO SIX WEEKS AWAY OF BEING ABLE TO HAVE SOMETHING TO REALLY PRESENT TO COUNCIL. SO WE'LL JUST LEAVE IT AT THAT.

SO ARE THERE ANY OTHER QUESTIONS?

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: ANY QUESTION?

>> D. FOUST: WHERE DID YOU FIND THIS GUY.

I JUST WANT TO SAY, SO MUCH USEFUL INFORMATION THERE, JOE.

BUT I THINK THE ONE QUOTE WAS, I DON'T WANT YOU TO WORRY ABOUT THIS. I KNOW I WON'T FROM YOUR PRESENTATION. I'M PLEASED IT AND IMPRESSED WITH YOUR GRASP OF THIS. AND THANK YOU FOR YOUR REPORT.

>> WE HAVE A GREAT, YOU GUYS PUT A GREAT TEAM ON IT THE FIELD.

SO WE'RE HAVING FUN AND GETTING IT DONE.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: THANK YOU, AGAIN, TO YOU AND THE WHOLE COMMITTEE FOR WHAT YOU ARE DOING.

WE'RE VERY EXCITED. IF YOU NEED ANYTHING FROM THE CITY, LET US KNOW. OTHERWISE WE'RE LETTING YOU

NAVIGATE YOUR COURSE. >> WE'RE STEERING THE ROLLERCOASTER AND HAVING FUN WITH IT.

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

[6.A. Ordinance No. 51-2019 Appropriation - Payments Related to Economic Development Agreements]

MOVING ON. ORDINANCE NO. 51-2019 APPROPRIATION - PAYMENTS RELATED TO ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENTS AMENDING ORDINANCE NO. 52-2018 (AS AMENDED) TO ADJUST THE ANNUAL BUDGET BY PROVIDING FOR AN APPROPRIATION FROM THE GENERAL FUND, DOWNTOWN WORTHINGTON MUNICIPAL PUBLIC IMPROVEMENT T.I.F. AND WEST DUBLIN-GRANVILLE RD. MUNICIPAL PUBLIC IMPROVEMENT T.I.F. FUNDS UNAPPROPRIATED BALANCE TO PROVIDE FUNDS FOR THE PAYMENT OF FRANKLIN COUNTY AUDITOR FEES AND SCHOOL COMPENSATION. MR. GREESON.

>> M. GREESON: PRESIDENT MICH AEL, MEMBERS OF COUNCIL, IN A COUPLE OF OUR TAX INCREMENT, FINANCING ARRANGEMENTS WE HAVE COMPENSATION AGREEMENTS WITH THE SCHOOLS.

AND I WILL ASK MR. BARTTER TO EXPLAIN WHAT WE'RE DOING, HOW WE'RE APPROACHING PAYING THAT, THOSE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENTS THROUGH THIS ORDINANCE.

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>> PRESIDENT MICHAEL, MEMBERS OF COUNCIL, WE HAVE MULTIPLE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENTS THAT IMPACT THE SCHOOLS AS WELL AS CROSSING GUARDS AND STUDENT RESOURCE OFFICER.

THIS APPROPRIATES THE FUNDS NECESSARY TO MAKE THE PAYMENTS TO SCHOOLS AND OFFSET THEIR PAYMENTS TO US.

HAPPY TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS YOU MIGHT HAVE.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: QUESTI? IF NOT, COULD YOU PLEASE CALL THE COAL ON THIS ORDINANCE?

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: ORDINA. DO WE HAVE STUDENTS? WHERE ARE YOU FROM? WHICH SCHOOL? WHAT CLASS ARE YOU HERE FOR? OKAY.

ANYBODY ELSE? OKAY.

GREAT, WELCOME, WELCOME, WE LOVE TO HAVE STUDENTS JOIN US.

[6.B. Ordinance No. 52-2019 Appropriation - Northeast Gateway Project Design & Engineering Services]

THANK YOU. ORDINANCE NO. 52-2019 APPROPRIATION - NORTHEAST GATEWAY PROJECT DESIGN & ENGINEERING SERVICES AMENDING ORDINANCE NO. 52-2018 (AS AMENDED) TO ADJUST THE ANNUAL BUDGET BY PROVIDING FOR AN APPROPRIATION FROM THE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS FUND UNAPPROPRIATED BALANCE TO PAY THE ADDITIONAL DESIGN AND ENGINEERING SERVICES FOR THE NE GATEWAY INTERSECTION IMPROVEMENT PROJECT AND ALL RELATED EXPENSES WITH SAID PROJECT (PROJECT NO. 602-14).

MR. GREESON. >> M. GREESON: PRESIDENT MICH AEL, MEMBERS OF COUNCIL, THIS IS YET ANOTHER NORTHEAST GATEWAY PROJECT RELATED ITEM. SEEMS LIKE WE'VE BEEN DOING THESE FOR YEARS. I THINK THERE WILL BE ANOTHER COUPLE OF YEARS BEFORE WE'RE DONE.

FOR THE BENEFIT OF MISS POTTERS, THE STUDENT IN THE AUDIENCE, WE HAVE A PROJECT THAT RECONSTRUCTS THERE INTERSECTION OF HUNTLEY ROAD, WILSON BRIDGE ROAD AND WORTHINGTON-GALENA ROAD.

AND HOPEFULLY IMPROVE SAFETY AND REDUCES CONGESTION AND ENHANCES BICYCLE AND PEDESTRIAN AMENITIES WHEN WE'RE DONE.

WE'RE MOVING FROM A LOT OF THE DESIGN PHASE SERVICES TO CONSTRUCTION PHASE SERVICES. AND SO THERE WERE SOME ITEMS NOT ORIGINALLY ANTICIPATED IN THE ORIGINAL DESIGN CONTRACT, PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AGREEMENT. NOW, WE'RE STARTING TO CONTRACT ON SOME MORE SPECIFIC CONSTRUCTION PHASE ACTIVITIES.

I'M GOING TO ASK MR. WHITED TO TOUCH ON A FEW OF THESE THINGS THAT ARE INCLUDED IN THIS ORDINANCE, WHICH WOULD ALLOW US

TO ENTER INTO CONTRACT. >> THANK YOU, MR. GREESON.

PRESIDENT MICHAEL, MEMBERS OF COUNCIL, AS MR. GREESON SAID, THIS IS RELATED TO THE EVER-PRESENT NORTHEAST GATEWAY PROJECT. THE FEES INCLUDE HAD THE THINGS HE MENTIONED RELATED TO CONSTRUCTION, PRECONSTRUCTION, PLANNING AND SUPPORT SERVICES AS WELL AS CONSTRUCTION PHASE SUPPORT SERVICES WILL NEED SUPPORT FROM EMH AND T DURING THOSE TWO PHASES OF THE PROJECT TO MAKE SURE THE MATERIALS AND CONSTRUCTION PRACTICES ARE APPROPRIATE AND IN LINE WITH WHAT WE INTEND. ALSO INCLUDED UNANTICIPATED THINGS WITH PERMITTING RELATED TO ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES ON RUSH RUN AND JUST BECAUSE E.P.A. CHANGED ITS MIND A FEW TIMES.

AND THE RAILROAD COMPANIES HAVING ADDITIONAL PERMITTING REQUIREMENT WITH DUCT BANKS AND BORES UNDERNEATH THE RAILROAD TRACKS. THE TOTAL IS $100,000 FOR THIS WORK. I THINK WELL WORTH IT IN ORDER TO GET THIS PROJECT MOVED FORWARD APPROPRIATELY.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: ANY QUESTIONS? CALL THE ROLL ON THIS ORDINANCE.

[6.C. Ordinance No. 53-2019 Appropriation - New & Replacement Equipment & Various Projects]

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: ORDINA. ORDINANCE NO. 53-2019 APPROPRIATION - NEW & REPLACEMENT EQUIPMENT & VARIOUS PROJECTS AMENDING ORDINANCE NO. 45-2019 (AS AMENDED) TO ADJUST THE ANNUAL BUDGET BY PROVIDING FOR APPROPRIATIONS FROM THE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS FUND UNAPPROPRIATED BALANCE TO PAY THE COST OF THE 2020 NEW AND REPLACEMENT EQUIPMENT ITEMS AND FOR CERTAIN PROJECTS AS IDENTIFIED IN THE 2020 FIVE-YEAR CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS PROGRAM AND ALL RELATED EXPENSES AND DETERMINING TO PROCEED WITH SAID PROJECTS.

MR. GREESON. >> M. GREESON: PRESIDENT MICH AEL, MEMBERS OF COUNCIL, SINCE THERE ARE A COUPLE OF NEW PEOPLE IN THE AUDIT, I THINK IT'S APPROPRIATE TO MENTION IF YOU HAVE PUBLIC COMMENT IT'S WELCOME.

AND THERE IS A YELLOW SLIP YOU CAN FILL OUT.

IT'S OVER ON THE BACK TABLE. AND IF YOU GIVE IT TO THE CLERK, WE WOULD WELCOME PUBLIC COMMENT ON ANYTHING ON THE AGENDA.

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THIS ORDINANCE IS OUR CUSTOMARY ORDINANCE TOWARDS THE END OF THE YEAR. YOU ALREADY APPROVED THE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PLAN. AND WHICH IS A FIVE-YEAR PLAN.

BUT THE FIRST YEAR S THE PLAN THAT WE'RE ACTUALLY GOING TO IMPLEMENT. INCLUDING THE PROJECTS THAT WE ASPIRE TO DO AS WELL AS THE CAPITAL EQUIPMENT THAT WE PLAN TO PURCHASE. IT IS OUR CUSTOM TO AFTER YOU'VE ADOPTED THAT PLAN TO GO AHEAD AND APPROPRIATE SEVERAL ASPECTS OF IT. APPROPRIATE MEANING YOU GO AHEAD AND ALLOW US TO SPEND THE FUNDS FOR ASPECTS OF THE C.I.P.

INCLUDED IN THIS ORDINANCE ARE NEW AND REPLACEMENT EQUIPMENT AND VARIOUS PROJECTS. SO YOU GO AHEAD AND APPROPRIATE THE FUNDS THAT ALLOWS US TO PURCHASE THE EQUIPMENT.

WE THEN HAVE TO FOLLOW ALL OF THE PROCUREMENT GUIDELINES THAT ARE INVOLVED IN PUBLIC PROCUREMENT IN ANY CITY PROCUREMENT. AND THOSE ARE LISTED IN YOUR AGENDA ITEM. IN ADDITION TO THAT, THE 2020 BUILDING IMPROVEMENTS PROGRAM IS IN THERE AS WELL AS PROJECTS WHERE EXPENSES ARE EXPECTED TO BE ESSENTIALLY BELOW $50,000, WHICH IS THE COMPETITIVE BID THRESHOLD.

EACH OF THE ITEMS THAT WOULD BE PART OF THIS ARE DETAILED IN THE ORDINANCE. AND WE WOULD BE GLAD TO ANSWER

ANY QUESTIONS YOU HAVE. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: ANY QUESTIONS? IF NOT, MS. THRESS COULD YOU PLEASE CALL THE ROLL ON ORDINANCE 53-2019.

[6.D. Ordinance No. 54-2019 Appropriation - Legal Fees]

ORDINANCE 53-2019 IS PASSED. ORDINANCE NO. 54-2019 APPROPRIATION - LEGAL FEES AMENDING ORDINANCE NO. 52-2018 (AS AMENDED) TO ADJUST THE ANNUAL BUDGET BY PROVIDING FOR APPROPRIATIONS FROM THE GENERAL FUND UNAPPROPRIATED BALANCE.

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: THI MR. GREESON.

>> M. GREESON: WE'RE ENDEAVORERRING TO TRUE UP SOME LEGAL EXPENSES THAT WE'VE INCURRED FROM PAST SO WE'RE ENTERING THE NEW BUDGET YEAR WITHOUT EXPENSES FROM THE PRIOR YEAR, WHICH IS A GOOD FISCAL PRACTICE.

AND 'M GOING TO TURN IT OVER TO MR. LINDSEY TO HIGHLIGHT THIS

AGENDA ITEM. >> THANK OU, MR. GREESON.

PRESIDENT MICHAEL, MEMBERS OF COUNCIL, AS MR. GREESON, INDICATED, THIS IS A TRUE UP OF EXPENSES THAT ACTUALLY INCLUDES TRUE UP OF THIS YEAR'S EXPENSES, ALSO A CARRYOVER IF YOU WILL FROM LAST YEAR THAT WAS PAID EARLIER THIS YEAR THEREFORE, WOULD HAVE OFFSET THE BUDGET AMOUNT FOR THIS LINE ITEM.

EXCUSE ME. IT'S MY UNDERSTANDING IN LOOKING THROUGH THE RECORDS WITH THE FINANCE DEPARTMENT, THE RANGE OF EXPENSES THAT WE'VE INCURRED WITH THE BAKER FIRM FOR THE VARIOUS LEGAL SERVICES THEY HAVE PROVIDED OVER THE 25-PLUS YEAR HISTORY OF THEM BEING THE PRIMARY FIRM REPRESENTING THE CITY. THE SORT OF RANGE AT LEAST OVER THE LAST EIGHT YEARS I HAD INFORMATION TO RELY ON SEEMS TO BE APPROXIMATELY 192 PER YEAR. IRONICALLY, THE MEMO SHOWED IN TWO DIFFERENT YEARS, BACK-TO-BACK YEARS, WE HAD THE LOWEST AND HIGHEST AMOUNT. THE HIGHEST WAS LITIGATION INVOLVING A ROOF. THAT WAS COMPLICATED.

THAT'S WHAT THE NUMBER EXCEEDED 400,000.

THE AVERAGE IS MORE IN THE APPROXIMATELY 200,000 OR JUST UNDER THAT. THIS APPROPRIATION WILL TRUE US UP FOR THOSE EXPENSES. NEXT YEAR, WE DO NOT HAVE A COLLECTIVE BARGAIN -- WE WON'T HAVE THE SAME COLLECTIVE BARGAINING EXPENSE FROM THE LAST TWO YEARS.

THE CURRENT AGREEMENT WITH THE I.A.F.F. WILL EXPIRE.

BUT USUALLY WE DON'T START THOSE UNTIL THE LATER PART OF THE YEAR. I ANTICIPATE FEWER EXPENSES IN THE LABOR FRONT THIS UPCOMING YEAR.

I'VE ALSO TALKED TO CITY MANAGER GREESON AND FINANCIAL DIRECTOR BARTTER ABOUT THE DESIRE TO PERHAPS PEAK WITH THE BAKER FIRM ABOUT RESTRUCTURING HOW WE DO THAT CURRENT ARRANGEMENT.

THIS SORT OF TRUING UP AFTER HE FACT I THINK GIVES ALL OF US A LITTLE PAUSE. AND WE WOULD HAVE TIGHTER

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CONTROL IN TERMS OF THAT. THE PRIOR ARRANGEMENT AD BEEN A MONTHLY CHUNK OF MONEY AND A TRUE-UP AT THE END OF THE YEAR.

FOR FINANCIAL PURPOSES, FROM ACCOUNTABILITY AND COUNCIL'S INVOLVEMENT IN THE PROCESS, WE THINK IT'S BETTER AFTER HAVING LIVED THIS FOR TWO YEARS AFTER THE LAW DIRECTOR, I WANT TO IMPLEMENT CHANGES AND MEET WITH STAFF AT BAKER TO DISCUSS HOW WE DO THAT WITH A DIFFERENT FORM OF BILLING.

AND THEN, THE POSSIBILITY OF ON SPECIFIC PROJECTS PUTTING A FIXED SORT OF DOLLAR AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED SO WE KNOW BEFORE THE FACT WHEN SOME OF THESE PROJECTS GET A LITTLE HIGH IN THE DOLLAR.

SO THAT'S MY INTENTION. HOPEFULLY WE CAN MOVE FORWARD WITH THAT APPROACH IN THE NEW YEAR.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: GOOD IDEA WITH THE NEW APPROACH.

ANY QUESTIONS? ANY THOUGHTS? OKAY. IF NOT, MS. THRESS COULD YOU PLEASE THE ROLE ON ORDINANCE 5 54-2019.

[7.A. Resolution No. 75-2019 2020 Large Grant Funding]

MOVING ONTO RESOLUTION NO. 75-2019 2020 LARGE GRANT FUNDING APPROVING 2020 GRANT FUNDING FOR THE OLD WORTHINGTON PARTNERSHIP AND THE WORTHINGTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY.

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

MR. GREESON. >> M. GREESON: PRESIDENT MICH AEL, MEMBERS OF COUNCIL, YOU INCLUDED IN THE OPERATING BUDGET THAT YOU ADOPTED FUNDS ESSENTIALLY ALLOCATING FUNDS THAT WILL BE GRANTED TO THE OLD WORTHINGTON PARTNERSHIP, OLD WORTHINGTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY TO SUPPORT THEIR ACTIVITIES.

THIS RESOLUTION MORE FORMALLY AUTHORIZES THAT AND GIVES US AUTHORITY TO DISPERSE THEM. $55,000 GRANTED TO SUPPORT THE OLD WORTHINGTON PARTNERSHIPS, $65,800 TO SUPPORT CONVENTION AND VISITOR BUREAU. AND $32,500 TO SUPPORT THE WORTHINGTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY. THAT'S CONSIST WITH THE DOLLARS AND THE PRESENTATIONS THEY MADE EARLIER IN THE FALL.

I WOULD ASK -- >> ONE MINOR CORRECTION.

WE HAD THE PRESENTATION FROM THE PARTNERSHIP AND THEY HAVE CHANGED THEIR NAME FOR FUTURE REFERENCE.

THE WORTHINGTON PARTNERSHIP. THEY DROPPED THE OLD AND ENCOMPASSING THE BROADER, YOU KNOW, RESPONSIBILITIES THAT THEY HAVE ASSUMED. THAT'S ALL.

N FAVOR, SIGNIFY BY SAYING AYE.

OPPOSED? RESOLUTION 75-2019 IS PASSED.

[7.B. Resolution No. 76-2019 NE Gateway Right of Way Acquisition (Parcel 10)]

RESOLUTION NO. 76-2019 NE GATEWAY RIGHT OF WAY ACQUISITION (PARCEL 10) AUTHORIZING THE ACQUISITION OF CERTAIN REAL ESTATE INTERESTS INVOLVING PARCEL 10 FOR THE NORTHEAST GATEWAY INTERSECTION IMPROVEMENT PROJECT. (PROJECT NO. 602- 14).

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

>> M. GREESON: PRESIDENT MICH AEL, MEMBERS OF COUNCIL, I KNEW YOU WOULDN'T GET AWAY FROM THE NORTHEAST GATEWAY PROJECT.

THIS IS ANOTHER RIGHT-OF-WAY ACQUISITION.

AN IMPORTANT ONE. BUT I'M GOING TO TURN IT OVER TO

MR. LINDSEY TO OVERVIEW IT. >> THANK YOU, MR. GREESON, PRESIDENT MICHAEL, MEMBERS OF COUNCIL.

SOMEWHERE ALONG THE WAY I SHOULD HAVE PRERECORDED THIS EARLY IN THE PROCESS AND HIT A PLAY BUTTON AND YOU WOULD HEAR MUCH OF THE SAME. AS MR. GREESON INDICATED THIS IS ANOTHER ACQUISITION OF RIGHT-OF-WAY, DONE THROUGH NEGOTIATED AGREEMENT. THIS NE WAS THE ONLY PROPERTY THAT INVOLVED AN ACTUAL RESIDENT OF A HOME.

MR. MONTGOMERY HAD LIVED AT THIS PROPERTY.

AND SO THIS WAS ONE THAT CITY STAFF AS WELL AS OUR RIGHT-OF-WAY ACQUISITION CONSULTANT WERE VERY SENSITIVE TO WHAT'S INVOLVED WHEN YOU ARE ASKING SOMEBODY TO SELL THEIR PROPERTY UNDER THE THREAT OF THE CITY THEN APPROPRIATING IT IF THEY WEREN'T WILLING TO SELL IT. THE TR TRANSYSTEM, RIGHT-OF-WAY CONSULTANT, JACK HUGHES, I WANT TO INDICATE THIS, DID A GREAT JOB. WAS VERY PERSONAL WITH HIS RELATIONSHIP WITH MONTGOMERY. AND I REALLY THINK HELPED MAKE THAT AN EASIER TRANSITION. MR. MONTGOMERY, THROUGH HIS

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ATTORNEY, TIM MCGRATH WORKED TRANSSYSTEM TO NEGOTIATE THE FINAL PRICE. HAVING AGREED TO A RIGHT OF INDUSTRY. SO THE PROJECT WOULDN'T BE HELD UP. THEY WERE COOPERATIVE AND PUT FORTH THE REASONS WHY THEY THOUGHT ADDITIONAL MONIES WERE NEEDED. THIS ACTION WOULD ALLOW A NEGOTIATED PURCHASE PRICE OF 228,000 FOR THAT PARCEL.

WE'RE ACQUIRING THE ENTIRE PROPERTY OWNED BY MR. MONTGOMERY AND THAT PROPERTY WILL BE, THE HOUSE WILL BE DEMOLISHED IN THE FORESEEABLE FUTURE AS WE MOVE FORWARD WITH THE PROJECT.

IF THERE ARE ANY OTHER QUESTIONS, I'M HAPPY TO ANSWER THEM. I WANTED TO PUT MORE ON THE RECORD BECAUSE OF THE APPRECIATION HOW THE PROPERTY DID WORK AND HOW CONSULTANTS WORKED WITH AN UNDERSTANDING OF WHAT THAT MEANT TO AN INDIVIDUAL.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: ALL TH. OPPOSED LIKE SIGN? RESOLUTION 76-2019 PASSED. RESOLUTION NO. 77-2019 AGE

[7.C. Resolution No. 77-2019 Age Friendly Community Application]

FRIENDLY COMMUNITY APPLICATION EXPRESSING SUPPORT OF THE CITY'S APPLICATION FOR MEMBERSHIP TO THE AARP NETWORK OF AGE-FRIENDLY CITIES AND COMMUNITIES. INTRODUCED BY S. KOWALCZYK, MOVED FOR ADOPTION BY MS. DOROTHY, SECONDED BY MR. MEYERS. MR. GREESON.

>> M. GREESON: PRESIDENT MICH AEL, MEMBERS OF COUNCIL, I BELIEVE THAT WE'VE DISTRIBUTED A REVISED RESOLUTION AND IF NECESSARY, WE CAN PUT IT UP ON THE SCREEN.

MAYBE WE JUST GO AHEAD AND DO THAT, MS. THRESS.

THAT WAS PREPAREDDED BY MS. KOWALCZYK.

WE APPRECIATE HER GETTING THAT TO US IN ADVANCE.

AND I THINK IT'S FAIRLY STRAIGHTFORWARD.

AND I WOULD INVITE HER TO OVERVIEW THE CHANGES FROM THE RESOLUTION THAT SHE ORIGINALLY DRAFTED.

BEFORE I DO TURN IT OVER TO HER, I DO WANT TO WELCOME BACK TO THE COUNCIL CHAMBERS, KRISTA JOHNSON, OUR FORMER INTERN.

WHO WORKED ON THIS PROJECT AND THAT SHE WAS GOING TO GET AWAY WITH SITTING OUT IN THE AUDIENCE AND BEING INCOGNITO.

GOOD TO SEE HER AGAIN. I WANT TO WELCOME HER BACK.

BUT I'LL TURN IT OVER TO COUNCILMEMBER KOWALCZYK.

AND LET HER LEAD THE WAY. >> B. KOWALCZYK: THANK YOU VERY MUCH. AND I'M SO EXCITED TO SEE KRISTA HERE TONIGHT. YOU DID A GREAT JOB WITH THE RESEARCH AND PRESENTATION TO COUNCIL A COUPLE OF MONTHS AGO.

THIS REDRAFT AND, IT'S A RED-LINE VERSION SO YOU CAN SEE THE CHANGES, IMPLEMENT SOME OF THE COMMENTS THAT I RECEIVED OVER THE LAST WEEK IN TERMS OF THINGS THAT MIGHT ADDRESS SOME OF THE ISSUES. AND ONE THAT I HEARD WAS THAT WE SHOULD REALLY ENSURE THAT IT'S CLEAR THAT AGE-FRIENDLY COMMUNITIES IS FRIENDLY FOR ALL AGES WHEN YOU ARE LOOKING AT OPTIONS TO MAKE THINGS MORE ACCESSIBLE AND TO ENABLE OLDER PEOPLE TO ENGAGE IN THE COMMUNITY AND MAKE THINGS SAFER, YOU RE DOING THAT FOR EVERYBODY.

I ADDED SOME LANGUAGE THAT IS DIRECTLY FROM SOME OF THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION'S MATERIALS AND THE NETWORK OF AGE-FRIENDLY COMMUNITIES INTO THE RESOLUTION AND MOVED HINGS UP TO BE CLEAR THAT THIS ISN'T A FOCUS JUST ON OLDER PEOPLE IN THE COMMUNITY.

IT REALLY BENEFITS EVERYONE. ANOTHER THING THAT I DID WAS TO CLARIFY THE EIGHTH DONAMES. I HAD A CONVERSATION WITH AARP OHIO, REGARDING HOW STRICT WE HAD TO FOLLOW THE EIGHTH DOMAINS AND PLANNING PROCESS. I WAS ASSURED THAT THE PROCESS IS A FRAMEWORK. IT'S SOMETHING WE MAKE OUR OWN.

THAT IF WE FEEL AS THOUGH WE'RE MEETING A DOMAIN WE CAN AT THIS POINT CHECK IT OFF OR WE CAN DECIDE WE WANT TO MOVE FURTHER AND EXPLORE OTHER OPPORTUNITIES. THESE ARE DOMAINS RECOGNIZED BY THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION AS TOPIC AREAS THAT WE CAN CONSIDER. BUT THEY ARE NOT NECESSARILY STRICT STANDARDS WE HAVE TO FOLLOW.

AIF WE THINK WE'RE DOING GREAT N OUTDOOR SPACES AND BUILDINGS, WE CAN CHECK IT OFF. I CRAFTED LANGUAGE TO BE CLEAR FROM THAT WOULD BE SOMETHING TO REVIEW IN A PLAN BUT WE WOULDN'T HAVE TO HAVE SOMETHING IDENTIFIED UNDER EACH OF THOSE EIGHT DOMAINS IN A PLAN.

FINALLY, IN CONVERSATIONS WITH MR. GREESON ABOUT CAPACITY FOR

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THE CITY, STAFF, AND CONSIDERING ALL OF THE OTHER PROJECTS WE'RE WORKING ON IN THE NEXT YEAR THAT ALSO GOT REASSURANCES THAT THERE IS NOT A STRICT TIMELINE IN TERMS OF IMPLEMENTATION.

THERE ARE CITIES THAT HAVE TAKEN SHORTER AMOUNTS F TIME THAN THE TIMEFRAMES THAT WERE RECOMMENDED.

AND SOME THAT ARE TAKING LONGER BECAUSE THEY WANT TO DO IT RIGHT AND ENSURE THAT THEY ARE NOT TAKING AWAY FROM OTHER PRIORITIES. AND SO IN HINKING ABOUT HOW WE WOULD IMPLEMENT THIS HERE AND THE DIVISIONING COMMITTEE IS ONE ASPECT OF WHAT IS GOING ON THAT WE CAN START SLOW.

WE CAN START BY EDUCATING THE COMMUNITY.

WE CAN START BY PULLING PEOPLE TOGETHER WHO ARE INTERESTED AND HAVE A STAKE IN THIS PLAN VERY DIRECTLY TO COME UP WITH A PROPOSAL ON HOW WE COULD START AN ASSESSMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION OF A PLAN. SO WE CAN REALLY WORK IN CONCERT WITH THE VISIONING COMMITTEE IN TERMS OF SEEING WHERE THEY LAND WHERE THE DATA THEY COLLECT AND THE VISION THAT THEY COME OUT WITH. AND WHETHER THERE IS MORE THAT WE NEED TO DO IN TERMS OF COLLECTING DATA OR FOLLOWING UP.

I THINK WITH THOSE THOUGHTS, AND I DID MAKE A FEW ADJUSTMENTS AT THE END BECAUSE I THINK THERE MIGHT BE CONCERN WITH THE REFERENCE TO DIRECTING STAFF TO DO CERTAIN THINGS.

AND THEN AN ACTION PLAN SPECIFIC TO THE CITY OF WORTHINGTON WHEN REALLY THE POINT IS THE COMMUNITY AS A WHOLE.

IT'S NOT THE CITY STAFF, IT'S NOT CITY WORK THAT WE'RE LOOKING AT OUR CITY POLICIES, IT'S COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT.

IT'S WHAT ARE OTHER ORGANIZATIONS DOING IN THE COMMUNITY AS WELL AND THAT WOULD INCLUDE THE PARTNERSHIP, THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY, CHURCHES, BUSINESS COMMUNITY, IT COULD CUT ACROSS ANY NUMBER OF AREAS. JUST KIND OF LIGHTING THAT LANGUAGE TO MAKE THAT A LITTLE CLEARER.

THOSE ARE THE CHANGES THAT I HAVE PROPOSED AND PROPOSE WE CONSIDER THIS RESOLUTION FOR ADOPTION TONIGHT.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: THOUGH? QUESTIONS? CONCERNS? I KNOW THE HAVE BEEN EMAILS.

ANYTHING ANYONE WANTS TO EXPRESS?

THOUGHTS? >>

>> D. ROBINSON: MS. KOWALCZYK, SPEAKING FOR MYSELF, AND PROBABLY ALL THE COUNCILMEMBERS, WE'RE ALL FOR PROMOTING UALITY OF LIFE FOR PEOPLE OF ALL AGES. THAT'S NOT THE ISSUE.

I THINK THE FRAMEWORK YOU'VE OUTLINED IN TERMS OF EIGHT SPHERES IS A GOOD APPROACH. I DON'T UNDERSTAND THE DESIRABLE, HOWEVER, OF BECOMING A MEMBER OF AN AARP PROGRAM WITH THEIR SCHEDULES, PROCESSES, ENORMATIVE IDEAS.

I THOUGHT OF A PARALLEL SITUATION.

SUSTAINABILITY IS A PRIMARY ISSUE FOR ME.

IF SIERRA CLUB HAD A SUSTAINABILITY CITY'S PROGRAM WITH MULTIPLE CRITERIA AS TO WHAT THAT WOULD ENTAIL, IS THAT SOMETHING THAT THE CITY SHOULD CONSIDER AS A WAY OF ADDRESSING OUR SUSTAINABILITY PROGRAMS? I THINK IF WE DO SO, WE SET OURSELVES DOWN A ROAD WHERE AN EXTERNAL RGANIZATION IS SETTING UP CRITERIA THAT WE THEN END UP HAVING TO WRESTLE WITH AND WITH THE ASSUMPTION THAT AHEAD OF TIME WE APPROVE OF IT IN SOME WAY OR AT LEAST IT'S SOMETHING THAT IS A VIABLE OPTION FOR THE CITY, IS THAT A DEBATE OUR ASSUMPTION WE WANT TO ENGAGE IN.

SELL ME ON WHY BECOMING A PART OF THE PROGRAM OF AARP IS THE BEST WAY FOR OUR CITY TO PURSUE THIS GOAL.

>> B. KOWALCZYK: I'LL REPEAT WHAT I INDICATED AT THE LAST MEETING IS THAT FIRST OF ALL IN TALKING ABOUT THE DEMOGRAPHICS AND THE NEED FOR LOOKING AT THINGS THROUGH AN AGE-FRIENDLY LENS THAT'S IMPORTANT TO OUR COMMUNITY.

AND DOING HAT, WE NEED TO HAVE SOME SORT OF FRAMEWORK IN WHICH TO DO THAT. IT WAS EVIDENT AT THE LAST DISCUSSION AND CATEGORIES WITH COMMUNITY MEMBERS WE NEED EDUCATION ON WHAT THAT MEANS. SIMILAR TO WHAT WE'RE LOOKING AT WITH THE BIKE AND PED COMMITTEE, LOOKING AT SOMETHING THROUGH A SIMILAR LENS AND A CITY POLICY OR ANY OTHER KIND OF COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT OR ENGAGEMENT THAT YOU WOULD HAVE TO HAVE AN UNDERSTANDING OF WHAT THAT MEANS.

WHEN WE TALK ABOUT AGE-FRIENDLY COMMUNITIES THAT WE'VE ADOPTED THIS AS ONE OF OUR HIGH PRIORITIES FOR COUNCIL, THAT

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SHOULD MEAN MORE THAN JUST THAT WE'RE FRIENDLY TO OLDER PEOPLE.

IT SHOULD HAVE SOME SUSSATIVE MEANING TO IT.

AND AARP'S NETWORK IS AARP IMPLEMENTING AN INTERNATIONAL SET OF GUIDELINES ON WHAT AN AGE-FRIENDLY COMMUNITY CAN BE.

AND IT IS NOT DICTATING SPECIFIC THINGS THAT WE HAVE TO DO.

IT'S REALLY JOINING A NETWORK TO SHARE RESOURCES.

AND WE'RE JOINING A NETWORK TO HAVE CREDITABILITY.

WHEN WE SAY WE'RE AGE-FRIENDLY, PEOPLE KNOW WHAT THAT MEANS.

WE'RE PART OF NETWORK OF OVER 400 WE HAVE ACCESS TO COMMUNITY RESOURCES OF THOSE COMMUNITIES, IN TERMS OF THEIR EXPERIENCE AND THINGS THEY HAVE DONE, WE SHOULDN'T REINVENT THE WHEEL.

IT MEANS WE HAVE OPPORTUNITIES TO ACCESS POTENTIAL FUNDING SOURCES. BECAUSE EVERYONE UNDERSTANDS WHAT THIS MEANS. IF WE WANT TO ASPIRE TO BE AGE-FRIENDLY BUT WE DON'T HAVE A PARTICULAR FRAMEWORK IN PLACE TO FOLLOW, THEN WE'RE NOT GOING TO ACCOMPLISH THE INTENT OF WHAT I THINK WE HAD INITIALLY AGREED TO IN OUR RETREAT.

IT MAY NOT AT THAT POINT UNDERSTOOD WHAT EVERYTHING WAS WE COULD DO TO MEET THE GOALS AND BEING A AGE-FRIENDLY.

OVER THE COURSE OF THE YEAR WE HAVE HAD A LOT OF OPPORTUNITY TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE PROGRAM. AND ALSO, THE FACT THAT AGE-FRIENDLY COLUMBUS AND FRANKLIN COUNTY HAS ADOPTED THIS AS SOMETHING THEY REALLY WANT TO PROMOTE THROUGHOUT THE COMMUNITIES IN CENTRAL OHIO. AND THEY ARE GOING TO BE OFFERING SUPPORT. SO I THINK WE'RE MISSING AN OPPORTUNITY. THERE IS A FRAMEWORK IN PLACE.

AARP IS THERE FOR WHATEVER WE NEED FROM THEM.

THEY ARE NOT DICTATING THIS, THEY ARE SIMPLY THE ONES THAT IN THE UNITED STATES HAVE THE NETWORK CREATED.

BUT THEY DON'T GRADE IT. THEY DON'T NECESSARILY DICTATE THAT YOU ARE MISSING IN THIS COMPONENT.

THEY REALLY ALLOW COMMUNITIES TO DEVELOP THIS TO MEET THEIR NEEDS AND THEIR RESOURCES THAT A COMMUNITY HAS FROM WHAT YOU HAVE AT THE TIME. I MEAN, I THINK THAT THIS IS THE PERFECT OPPORTUNITY. IT'S THE TIME TO DO IT.

WE NEED TO DO IT. AND WE HAVE SOMETHING THAT IS FLEXIBLE ENOUGH THAT WE CAN WORK WITH.

ONE OTHER POINT AND THEN I'LL STOP TALKING.

GOING FORWARD WITH THIS PROCESS ALSO ENGAGES THE COMMUNITY IN A WAY THAT THEY WILL UNDERSTAND WHAT THEY ARE GETTING INTO AND WHAT IT MEANS. REALLY ENGAGE AND ENERGIZE PEOPLE TO COME TO THE TABLE AND COMMIT TO LOOKING AT THIS CLOSELY AND MAKING CHANGE. I MEAN, I THINK IT HAS THAT

VALUE AS WELL. >> D. FOUST: I'LL RESTATE COMMENTS FROM THE EMAIL EARLIER. I GOT A RESPONSE FROM MR. ROBINSON. AND MS. KOWALCZYK, TO CLARIFY I THINK MY DISTINCTION LAST WEEK BECAME CLEAR TO ME IN MY OWN HEAD. IT'S THE IDEA OF CAPITAL A, CAPITAL F, AGE-FRIENDLY VERSUS A CONCEPT.

THE DISCUSSION WE HAD AT THE RETREAT FELT LIKE WE WERE TALKING ABOUT SMALL A AND SMALL A AGE-FRIENDLY WORTHINGTON.

MY PERSONAL PREFERENCE, IF I'M ALONE SO, SO BE IT, MY PREFERENCE IS BEFORE WE ROLE WITH SECTION -- WHICH SUBMIT AN APPLICATION TO AARP TO JOIN THE INITIAL CAPS NETWORK OF AGE-FRIENDLY COMMUNITIES. MY PREFERENCE WOULD HAVE BEEN WE HAVE MORE CONVERSATION MONGST OURSELVES AND PERHAPS WITH THE VISIONING COMMITTEE. AND COME UP WITH OUR OWN DEFINITION OF WHAT THAT MEANS TO WORTHINGTON.

I'M NOT CONVINCED THERE IS AN UPSIDE TO JOINING THIS FORMAL NETWORK. I BELIEVE WE WOULD HAVE ACCESS TO THE NFORMATION THEY PROVIDE AS A RESOURCE.

BUT I WOULD SUGGEST THERE ARE OTHER RESOURCES OUT THERE AS WELL. I'M ONBOARD WITH EVERYTHING.

I APPRECIATE THE EIGHTH SPHERES. I THINK THEY ARE ON POINT.

ALL OF THEM. THE REFERENCES TO THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION. I WOULD PROBABLY TAKE THE WHEREAS UNDER NUMBER EIGHT AND DROP IT TO SMALL A AND SMALL F.

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AGAIN, I THINK WE'RE CREATING SOMETHING BEFORE WE HAD ENOUGH CONVERSATION TO MY WAY OF THINKING.

MY PREFERENCE IS SECTION 2 THAT STAFF DESIGNEE IS HEREBY DIRECTED TO SUBMIT AN APPLICATION, I WOULD LIKE TO SEE US GET MORE INPUT FROM THE VISIONING COMMITTEE AND MAYBE MORE CONVERSATION ND LEARN ABOUT WHAT IS HAPPENING BEFORE WE TAKE THAT STEP. THAT WOULD BE MY PREFERENCE.

>> B. KOWALCZYK: CAN I ASK A QUESTION? WHAT WOULD MAKE YOU DECIDE NOT TO TAKE THE STEP? WE CAN DO EVERYTHING YOU SAID WITH THIS PROCESS AND ACTUALLY DO THE APPLICATION AND THEN DO ALL OF THE STEPS BUT WE HAVE A PROCESS. WE CAN ALWAYS SAY WE DON'T WANT TO DO IT IF THEY TURN OUT NOT TO WORKOUT IN TERMS OF RESOURCES AND COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT. I'M CURIOUS IS THERE SOMETHING SPECIFIC THAT WOULD MAKE YOU DECIDE THAT?

>> D. FOUST: IT'S THE ORDER OF THINGS.

I CONCLUDE THIS IS THE RIGHT THING FOR US TO DO AND JOIN THE NETWORK MAKES SENSE AFTER WE HAD MORE INTERNAL CONVERSATION.

I THOUGHT MR. ROBINSON'S ANALOGY TO THE SIERRA CLUB WAS ON POINT.

IT'S MY BELIEF EVERYTHING WE DO ON THE DAIS OUGHT TO BE APOLITICAL. AND AARP IS ANYTHING BUT.

AGAIN, 94% OF THEIR FINANCIAL SUPPORT FOR CANDIDATES GOES TO ONE SIDE OF THE TABLE. I DON'T CARE WHAT SIDE --

>> B. KOWALCZYK: I WANT TO CLARIFY, THAT IS NOT TRUE.

AARP DOES NOT MAKE POLITICAL CONTRIBUTIONS TO CANDIDATES OR CAMPAIGNS. THEY ARE A NONPARTISAN, NONPOLITICAL ORGANIZATIONS THAT SUPPORTS POLICY FOR THE BENEFIT OF OLDER AMERICANS. THEY DO NOT MAKE POLITICAL CONTRIBUTIONS. THEY DO NOT HAVE A PACK.

SO IF YOU HAVE -- GIVE ME THE RESOURCE WHICH SAYS THAT ORGANIZATION MAKES THOSE -- DONATIONS.

>> D. FOUST: IT'S ON THE WEB SO IT HAS TO BE TRUE, RIGHT? I SAY THAT TONGUE IN CHEEK. I HAD IT AST WEEK.

I CAN TRY TO BRING IT UP AGAIN. IF THE GROUP WANTS TO MARCH AHEAD, I'M ONE VOTE. BUT I'M -- I THINK WE'RE GETTING THE CART IN FRONT OF THE HORSE HERE.

AND THAT RECITATION IS OUT THERE.

I'M HAPPY TO END IT. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: WHO WANTS TO SPEAK AT SOME POINT TODAY.

MR. MEYERS. >> PRO TEM S. MYERS: I DON'T QUITE GET IT. YOU'VE SAID THIS HAS BEEN A PRIORITY FOR EARS. WE NOW HAVE SOMEONE WHO HAS STEPPED UP AND DONE A LOT OF WORK TO GET US TOWARDS THIS PRIORITY. AND ALL THAT AARP GIVES US, AND IN THE INTEREST OF FULL DISCLOSURE, I'M A MEMBER, IS A FRAMEWORK TO LAY THIS THING OUT. IT'S MY UNDERSTANDING THAT WE DO NOT SUBMIT AN APPLICATION TO AARP AND THEY SAY YES OR NO.

WE SUBMIT AN APPLICATION AND THEY SAY, OKAY, GREAT.

WONDERFUL, JOIN THE CROWD. AND IF WE WANT TO BEFORE, WHEN THIS IS DONE IN FOUR YEARS, IF WE WANT TO SAY, YOU KNOW, I REALLY DON'T LIKE THE WAY IT TURNED OUT.

I THINK THE WHOLE PROGRAM HAS, YOU KNOW, GONE DOWNHILL.

I DON'T THINK WE SHOULD SUBMIT THE APPLICATION, WE HAVE THAT OPPORTUNITY. ALL THIS DOES IS START THE BALL ROLLING IN A FORMALIZED WAY TO DO SOMETHING WE'VE TALKED ABOUT DOING AND DOING NOTHING ON FOR THE LAST FIVE YEARS.

AND I DON'T UNDERSTAND WHY THIS IS A PERSONAL BIAS AGAINST THE ORGANIZATION THAT IS THE UMBRELLA OF ALL OF THIS.

I THINK YOU ARE COMPARING APPLES AND ORANGES.

I DON'T UNDERSTAND. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: OKAY.

MS. DOROTHY. >> R. DOROTHY: WELL, I AM HAPPY WE WOULD BE WORKING UNDER FRAMEWORK THAT IS ALREADY WELL KNOWN AND HAS BEEN IMPLEMENTED THROUGHOUT THE WORLD IN ADDITION TO THROUGHOUT THE UNITED STATES AND SEVERAL WHOLE STATES.

IT PROVIDES THESE EIGHT DOMAINS FOR US TO MAKE SURE THAT WE'RE LOOKING AT EACH DECISION UNDER THIS FRAMEWORK OF AVAILABLE FOR ALL AGES, ESPECIALLY OLDER RESIDENTS.

I THINK IT'S SOMETHING WE'VE BEEN LOOKING AT FOR OUR TRANSPORTATION, MAKING SURE WE'RE LOOKING AT TRANSPORTATION FOR ALL AGES, WHICH I DON'T THINK WE WERE TO BEGIN WITH.

AND WE HAD TO CREATE A WHOLE SEPARATE COMMITTEE TO UNDER

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SIX-EIGHT YEARS TO CHANGE THAT. I THINK THIS IS A STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION. I KNOW THE BIKE AND PED PLANS WE HAD PULLED OUT FROM THE '70S AND '60S, WE HAD A PLAN AND IT WAS NEVER IMPLEMENTED. WE NEVER DID ANYTHING WITH IT UNTIL WE HAD A GROUP THAT WAS VERY FOCUSED.

I THINK STARTING THIS PROCESS IT WILL BE A MULTIYEAR PROCESS BUT WE NEED TO START IT. WE STARTED IT THIS YEAR WITH HAVING OUR INTERN HELP GUIDE US TO A POLICY DOCUMENT HAT RIGHT NOW IS JUST GOING TO SIT ON A SHELF AND NOT GOING TO MOVE FORWARD. WE NEED A SUSTAINED EFFORT AND GROUP TO MAKE SURE EVERY TIME WE LOOK AT EACH DIFFERENT PROJECT ARE WE LOOKING UNDER A LENS? NOT SAYING WE'RE ACTUALLY GOING TO CHANGE WHAT OUR DECISION IS GOING TO BE.

BUT AT LEAST HAVE A THOUGHTFUL DISCUSSION WITH THIS FOCUS IN MIND WHEN WE HAVE OUR DISCUSSION.

BUT I THINK IT'S A GOOD OPPORTUNITY FOR US TO START ON THIS PATH TO ENGAGE IN THIS PROCESS.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: GREAT. IN MY MIND, IT MIGHT BE HELPFUL EVEN UNDER SECTION 2 TO CLARIFY. I TALKED TO MS. KOWALCZYK LAST WEEK ABOUT IT. I'M ONBOARD.

I THINK WE NEED TO GET MOVING ON SOMETHING.

I SEE AARP AS A RESOURCE. AND THAT'S THE INTENT HERE.

THEY ARE A TOOL IN THE TOOL BOX. THIS DOCUMENT, I DON'T GET THAT FEELING. I GET, HERE'S WHAT WE'RE DOING, SLAP A STICKER ON IT. I WOULD LIKE TO ADD LANGUAGE AT THE END IN SECTION 2, THAT GIVE IN ORDER TO USE AARP AS A RESOURCE WITH THOSE WORDS. IF EVERYBODY IS OKAY WITH THAT.

AND IF I'M GETTING SOME HEAD NODS, I WILL MAKE THAT MOTION TO

MAKE AN AMENDMENT. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: WE HAVE A MOTION TO AMEND THE RESOLUTION SECTION 2 TO START.

IN ORDER TO USE AARP AS A RESOURCE, A STAFF DESIGNEE -- RESOURCE. WE HAVE A MOTION.

IS THERE A SECOND TO AMENDING THE MOTION?

>> D. ROBINSON: SECOND. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: WE HAVE A MOTION AND SECOND, DISCUSSION ON THE AMENDMENT?

>> B. KOWALCZYK: IT SEEMS FINE TO ME.

>> D. ROBINSON: HERE MAY NOT BE THE PLACE TO MAKE THIS COMMENT OR QUESTION. BUT I THINK IT IS.

COUNCILMEMBER MEYERS, MY UNDERSTANDING IS LAST WEEK YOU RAISED THE QUESTION AS TO WHETHER THIS WAS GOING TO BE PRESCRIPTED AS OPPOSED TO ASPIRATIONAL.

THOSE MAY NOT BE THE RIGHT TERMS. ARE YOUR THOUGHTS OUR CONCERNS SUFFICIENTLY ADDRESSED? IT SOUNDS LIKE THEY ARE. I WANTED TO KIND OF FOCUS ON THAT ISSUE WITH YOU. I RESPECT YOUR JUDGMENT.

>> PRO TEM S. MYERS: COMMENTS DIRECTED TOWARDS ARE THESE ABSOLUTES. AND I THINK MS. KOWALCZYK ADEQUATELY SAID, NO, THEY ARE GUIDELINES.

MY QUESTION WAS DIRECTED TOWARDS THE POINT I RAISED.

IF WE SUBMIT AN APPLICATION, IS IT THUMBS UP, THUMBS DOWN.

IS THE GRADED? IS ADJUDICATED BY AARP? IT'S NOT. WE'RE FREE TO DO WHAT WE WANT WITH THIS. I'M CONVINCED OF THAT THAT WE CAN GUIDE OUR OWN SHIP. AND THAT ALL AARP DOES IS ALLOW US A CLEARING HOUSE TO SEND THIS TO FOR THAT RECOGNITION AND I'M

FINE WITH THAT. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: ANY OTHER DISCUSSION ON THE AMENDMENT? OKAY. THOSE IN FAVOR OF SUPPORTING THE AMENDMENT, SECTION 2, IN ORDER TO USE AARP AS A RESOURCE REMOVE THE WORD, THAT, RESOURCE, A STAFF DESIGNEE AND CONTINUE THE REST THE SAME. ALL THOSE IN FAVOR, SIGNIFY BY .

OPPOSED? OKAY.

THE AMENDMENT HAS PASSED. WOULD YOU LIKE TO COME UP? WE HAVE YOU AS A DESIRED SPEAKER.

WELCOME BACK. >> THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

THANK YOU, PRESIDENT MICHAEL, MEMBERS OF COUNCIL.

I AM A MEMBER OF THE WORTHINGTON COMMUNITY RELATIONS COMMISSION.

AND FOR THE PAST YEAR I'VE BEEN WORKING ON INVESTIGATING WHAT IT MEANS TO BE AN AGE-FRIENDLY COMMUNITY.

THE WORTHINGTON COMMUNITY RELATIONS COMMISSION RECOGNIZES THE IMPORTANCE OF ENCOURAGING AGE-FRIENDLY POLICIES IN BUILDING A STRONG CITY. OVER 20% OF RESIDENTS 65 OR

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OLDER, HIGHER THAN ANY OTHER OHIO MUNICIPALITY.

THIS IS AN IDEAL PLACE FOR THEM TO SUPPORT UNANOTHER REGARDLESS OF AGE OF ABILITY. WE URGE YOU TO SUPPORT THIS.

JOINING THE NETWORK PROVIDES A FRAMEWORK FOR WORTHINGTON TO MEET THE NEEDS OF CITIZENS, OPENING ACCESS TO INFORMATION AND POTENTIAL FUNDING. AND IT CAN ACCESS TO OTHER COMMUNITIES WITH WHOM WE CAN COMPARE IDEAS AND SHARE SUCCESSES. IT DOESN'T FORCE ANY HANGES TO THE CURRENT INCREDIBLE SERVICES PROVIDE BY THE CITY OR OTHER COMMUNITY RESOURCES SO NO RESIDENTS WILL LOSE PROGRAMS AND WORTHINGTON CAN RETAIN THE FEATURES THAT MAKE IT UNIQUE.

AS WORTHINGTON PROCEEDS WITH THE COMMUNITY VISIONING PROCESS, THIS IS AN OPPORTUNE TIME TO JOIN THE NETWORK.

INFORMATION GAINED WILL HELP GUIDE DECISIONS AND WHAT THEY MIGHT NEED IN THE FUTURE. AS WELL AS MEETING SOME OF THE COMMUNITY PLANNING AND LISTENING RECOMMENDATIONS FROM THE NETWORK THAT HAVE PROVEN HELPFUL TO OTHER COMMUNITIES.

THE AGE-FRIENDLY NETWORK IS NOT JUST ABOUT MEETING THE NEEDS OF OLDER ADULTS. SAFE WALKABLE COMMUNITIES, ARTS, SHOPPING AND DINING OPTIONS, VOLUNTEER AND CIVIC ENGAGEMENT, OPPORTUNITIES ARE JUST AS VALUED BY MILLENNIALS AS THEY ARE BY BABY BOOMERS. HAVING CITY SERVICES LIKE STRONG POLICE AND FIRE DEPARTMENTS, GIVES FAMILIES PEACE OF MIND.

THIS EFFORT IS NOT ABOUT PUTTING THE NEEDS OF OLDER ADULTS OVER THE NEEDS OF OTHER IN THE COMMUNITY BUT MAKING SURE THERE IS A PLACE FOR OLDER ADULTS IN THE CONVERSATION.

THE COMMUNITY RELATIONS COMMISSION BELIEVES BECOMING A MEMBER OF THIS NETWORK IS AN IMPORTANT FIRST STEP.

AND WE ENCOURAGE CITY COUNCIL TO ADOPT THIS PROPOSAL.

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

APPRECIATE THAT. >> THANK YOU.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: I JUST WANT TO -- YES?

MR. ROBINSON AND THEN MR. FOUST. >> D. ROBINSON: TO PUSH OUT A LITTLE BIT FURTHER WHAT THIS REALLY WILL MEAN AND HOW IT WILL BE USED AT LEAST IN ONE WAY. I'M NOT CONVINCED IT'S NOT SETTING UP FUTURE ARGUMENTS FOR WHY WE OUGHT TO DO SOMETHING.

ON THE ISSUE OF TRANSPORTATION FOR INSTANCE, IF WE PASS HIS AND WE ECOME A MEMBER OF AARP'S PROGRAM, WILL THIS NOT THEN BE USED AS AN ARGUMENT FOR HOW WE HAVE AGREED THAT WE OUGHT TO BE IMPROVING AND EXPANDING BUS SERVICE , FOR INSTANCE.

IS THAT SOMETHING YOU WOULD EXPECT? IF NOT, THEN HOW WOULD FOR INSTANCE, TRANSPORTATION AND BUSES WE TALKED ABOUT IN LIGHT OF THIS PROGRAM? ARE WE SAYING THAT WE THINK WE OUGHT TO BE DEVELOPING MORE BUS SERVICES, FOR INSTANCE, OR NOT, IF WE JOIN THIS GROUP?

>> B. KOWALCZYK: I CAN TELL YOU WHAT THIS DOES IS GIVE A FRAMEWORK FOR THAT DISCUSSION, DISCUSSING WHAT WE HAVE NOW, WHAT OLDER RESIDENTS FEEL THEY NEED, WHAT IS MISSING FROM ACCESS FOR THEM. WHERE THEY WANT TO GO.

ADDRESSING THE HEALTH COSTS OF SOCIAL ISOLATION.

AND THE RISK OF ELDER ABUSE, IF YOU DON'T ADDRESS ISOLATION.

BUT IT DOESN'T DICTATE ANY PARTICULAR MODE OF TRANSPORTATION. AGE-FRIENDLY COLUMBUS IS LOOKING AT A CIRCULATOR THAT WOULD BOW, AND I KNOW THEY ARE USING ONE IN CLINTONVILLE, NOT EXPANDING THE EXISTING BUS SERVICE, BUT A MINI BUS SERVICE TO ADDRESS NEEDS. ANOTHER OPTION I THINK WOULD BE PERFECT IS LOOKING AT THE VILLAGE NETWORK, WHERE YOU PAY A MEMBERSHIP FEE TO A NONPROFIT. IT'S NOT CITY RUN.

IT'S RUN BY THE MEMBERS, WHICH WOULD BE OLDER RESIDENTS TO COME UP WITH TYPES OF SERVICES THEY WANT THIS ORGANIZATION TO SUPPORT. WHICH COULD INCLUDE VOLUNTEERS DOING TRANSPORTATION RUNS, IT COULD INCLUDE OTHER TYPES OF SERVICES TO HELP PEOPLE ACCESS UBER OR LYFT.

IT'S WIDE OPEN. IT DOESN'T DICTATE ANYTHING IN PARTICULAR. AND THE MOST IMPORTANT THING ABOUT THIS IS WE HAVE TO ENGAGE THE OLDER RESIDENTS IN THIS PROCESS. IT'S NOT US TELLING THEM OR THE COMMUNITY WHAT WE THINK IS GOING TO HAPPEN IN TERMS OF MEETING

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THIS REQUIREMENT. IT'S WHAT FOLKS IN WORTHINGTON NEED. AND WHAT THEY WANT.

AND THEN WHAT RESOURCES DO WE HAVE AND DOES THE GREATER COMMUNITY HAVE TO HELP BRIDGE THAT GAP.

AND IT COULD BE SOMETHING VERY SMALL, IT COULD BE BIG THINKING, IT MAY DEPEND UPON OPPORTUNITIES.

WE MAY SAY WE WANT EXPANDED BUS SERVICE N WORTHINGTON.

BUT IT'S NOT FEASIBLE AT THIS POINT FOR VARIOUS REASONS.

WHAT CAN WE DO TO MEET IMMEDIATE NEEDS AND LOOK TOWARDS THE FUTURE IN WHATEVER PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION.

MAYBE LIGHT RAIL. WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT IS ACCESSIBLE TO PEOPLE. THAT'S THE LONG ANSWER.

IT CAN BE WHATEVER WE THINK WILL BE BEST ABLE TO MEET THE NEEDS WITHIN THE RESOURCES AND OPPORTUNITIES WE HAVE AT THE

TIME THE PLAN IS DEVELOPMENTS. >> D. ROBINSON: THANK YOU.

I WILL CHOOSE TO HEAR WHAT YOU SAID ABOUT THIS BEING A VEHICLE FOR DISCUSSION, RAISING AWARENESS, CONSCIOUSNESS, EXPLORATION, I WHOLEY EMBRACE THAT COMPONENT OF THIS.

>> THIS APPROACH, CITY COUNCIL IS ENDORSING A BUS TURN AROUND AT THE LIBRARY. I DON'T THINK THAT BY ADOPTING THIS, CITY COUNCIL IS ENDORSING SENIOR HOUSING.

BUT ALL OF THOSE THINGS ARE THINGS THAT ANY HEALTHY CITY IS GOING TO DISCUSS AND CONSIDER AS WE HAVE IN THE PAST AND WE WILL IN THE FUTURE. AGAIN, THIS IS NOT A PRESCRIPTIVE DOCUMENT. IT'S A GUIDING DOCUMENT.

WHETHER WE HAVE THIS POLICY OR NOT, WE'RE GOING TO BE DISCUSSING PROBABLY IN THE NEAR FUTURE WHETHER WE'RE GOING TO HAVE AN EAST/WEST BUS ROUTE GO THROUGH A PORTION OF OLD WORTHINGTON. CODA IS COMING BACK.

THIS DOESN'T MEAN WE'VE ADOPTED IT.

I HINK WE'RE READING TOO MUCH INTO THIS.

>> SINCE I HAVE BEEN THE REBEL ROUSER ON THIS, I'VE GOTTEN COMFORTABLE AND I APPRECIATE THE COMMENTS FROM BETH AND SCOTT AND I APPRECIATE THE OUTLOOK FROM THE CRC.

I'VE GOTTEN COMFORTABLE. THAT SAID, TO BE CLEAR, I'M LOOKING AT OPEN SECRETS.ORG. THEY LIST, THE AARP HAS SPENT $288 MILLION IN THE LAST 20 YEARS ON LOBBYING.

IT LISTS RIGHT HERE THE CONTRIBUTIONS THEY MADE TO ELIZABETH WARREN, PETE BUTTIGIEG -- JUST TO CLARIFY AND TO YOUR CHALLENGE EARLIER, THERE CLEARLY IS A POLITICAL VENT TO THIS. THAT SAID, I'M OKAY WITH CONCEPTUALALLY WHAT WE GOT THERE.

>> B. KOWALCZYK: WE'LL HAVE THAT DISCUSSION OFF LINE.

I APPRECIATE YOU MENTIONING YOUR SOURCE.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: THROUGH THE OTHER SIDE, I THINK I HEARD THE CRC TO RUN THIS, I IMAGINE IF WE GET INTO THIS AND WE -- YOU KNOW, WHATEVER GROUP.

AARP'S TRANSPORTATION POLICY IS WHACKY, WE'RE NOT GOING TO DO THAT. AT WHAT POINT DOES AARP LOOK AT US AND SAY, YOU ARE OUT BECAUSE YOU ARE NOT --

>> B. KOWALCZYK: SO TO GO BACK, AARP DOESN'T HAVE A TRANSPORTATION POLICY. AS AN EXAMPLE, THEY DON'T HAVE ANYTHING SPECIFIC THEY ARE MEASURING US AGAINST.

WE MEASURE OURSELVES. BASED ON THE FEEDBACK WE GET FROM THE COMMUNITY, PARTICULARLY, OLDER RESIDENTS.

OTHER STAKEHOLDERS TOO THAT WE'RE MEETING THEIR NEEDS WITH THESE IDEAS, WE BEING THE COMMUNITY, NOT JUST THE CITY.

IF WE SAY WE THINK THAT HAVING A PILOT PROGRAM TO HELP PEOPLE USE UBER IS THE WAY WE'RE GOING TO MEET THE TRANSPORTATION NEEDS OF OLDER PEOPLE, THE CRITERIA IS, DID YOU DO THAT OR NOT? THAT'S ALL. IT'S NOT THAT WE AREN'T MEETING SOME OTHER ESTABLISHED CRITERIA. THESE ARE IDEAS WE THINK WE CAN

ACCOMPLISH. >> D. SMITH: THINKING BROADER ON THAT QUESTION IS -- IS THERE A POSSIBILITY THEY COULD KICK US

OUT FOR SOME REASON? >> B. KOWALCZYK: I DON'T THINK THAT'S THE POINT. THE POINT IS THEY WANT EVERYONE TO BE IN THE INTERNATIONALLY, WE NEED TO LOOK AT THIS ISSUE.

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HOWEVER LONG IS TAKES AND HOWEVER FLEXIBLE PEOPLE NEED TO BE, AS LONG AS YOU ARE LOOKING AT WHAT THE COMMUNITY NEED AND IDENTIFY SOLUTIONS AND WORKING TOWARDS THEM, I THINK WE'RE

GOOD. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: IN ON A SESSION REGARDING THE AGE-FRIENDLY COMMUNITIES.

AND THEY HAD THREE OR FOUR COMMUNITIES GET UP AND TALK ABOUT, HERE'S WHAT OUR COMMUNITY DECIDED IT WANTED.

AND THEY WERE ALL COMPLETELY DIFFERENT IN WHAT THEY WERE DOING, WHAT THEIR FOCUS ON. SOME HAD TO DO WITH HE CLIMATE, WHAT THEY CAN DO BECAUSE THEY ARE IN THE SOUTHERN PART VERSUS SOMEBODY IN THE NORTHERN PART OF THE COUNTRY.

THEY ARE COMPLETELY ON THEIR, YOU KNOW, INDIVIDUALIZED.

THE OTHER THING I THINK IT'S GOOD TO HAVE A FRAMEWORK LIKE THIS. AND OPEN UP THE OPPORTUNITY FOR US TO POSSIBLY GET FUNDING TO HELP PAY FOR SOME OF THIS, WHICH I THINK WOULD BE WONDERFUL. STAFF TIME IS TIGHT.

WE HAVE SO MANY THINGS ON OUR POOR STAFF'S PLATES, HOPEFULLY WE HAVE VOLUNTEERS THROUGH THE COMMUNITY RELATIONS COMMISSION AND ELSEWHERE THAT WILL HELP PICK UP SOME OF THIS.

I SAT NEXT TO SOMEBODY IN A MEETING, SHE WAS ASKED TO GET INVOLVED IN AGE-FRIENDLY COMMUNITY IN WORTHINGTON.

I WAS JUST SITTING NEXT TO HER TODAY AND I THOUGHT THIS WAS INTERESTING THIS WAS ON THE AGENDA TONIGHT.

ANY OTHER QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS? >> PRO TEM S. MYERS: I HAVE A

PROCEDURAL QUESTION. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: YES.

WE PASSED THE AMENDMENT. >> PRO TEM S. MYERS: OKAY.

OKAY. BUT --

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: WE INTRODUCED THIS.

>> PRO TEM S. MYERS: OKAY. I THINK THE ESOLUTION THAT WAS IN OUR PACKET IS NOT THE RESOLUTION THAT IS ON THE SCREEN. WE HAVE AMENDED THE RESOLUTION THAT IS ON THE SCREEN. AND THAT IS ACTUALLY AN AMENDMENT OF WHAT WAS IN OUR PACKET.

DO WE NEED TO SUBSTITUTE THIS? MR. LINDSEY, PROCEDURALLY, HOW DO WE NOD TO GO ABOUT IF THIS ON THE SCREEN IS WHAT WE'RE GOING

TO VOTE UP OR DOWN. >> YES, MR. MEYERS.

EXCUSE ME. YOU WILL NEED AN AMENDMENT TO MAKE SURE THAT WHAT YOU ARE PASSING IS THE RESOLUTION THAT YOU'VE BEEN DISCUSSING, WHICH IS THE RED LINE VERSION THAT WAS ON THE SCREEN. WE CAN REFER TO THAT, WHICH CITY CLERK THRESS HAS AVAILABLE, THEREFORE DOCUMENTED WHAT IT WAS YOU WERE DISCUSSING AND NOT JUST WHAT'S ON A SCREEN.

SHE HAS IT SAVED ON HER COMPUTER AND AVAILABLE.

SO WE COULD EFER TO THAT AS THE DECEMBER 9, RED-LINE VERSION.

>> PRO TEM S. MYERS: WOULD IT BE APPROPRIATE FOR ME TO MOVE TO AMEND THE RESOLUTION TO BE THE DECEMBER 9, RED-LINE VERSION AS AMENDED, AND THAT IF PASSED, I WOULD INSTRUCT THE CLERK TO JOURNALIZE A CLEAN VERSION OF THAT RED-LINED, AMENDED

RESOLUTION. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: WE HAVE

A MOTION? >> PRO TEM S. MYERS: IS THAT AN

APPROPRIATE? >> THAT WOULD BE THE APPROPRIATE MOTION. AND I APPRECIATE THAT YOU WERE COGNIZANT OF THE INSTRUCTION REGARDING THE RED LINE AS WELL.

I WOULD SORT OF VIEW THAT AS PERHAPS ADDING IT AS A SEPARATE SECTION. THE CLERK CAN FORM THE

RESOLUTION TO A CLEAN COPY. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: WE HAVE

A MOTION FOR THE AMENDMENT. >> SECOND.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: ANY FURTHER ISCUSSION ON THE MOTION? NO?

>> PRO TEM S. MYERS: THE MOTION IS FOR -- THE AMENDMENT.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: WE'RE VOTING ON THE AMENDED RED-LINE

COPY. >> D. FOUST: ITEM ONE, IS THAT

ON THE SCREEN, IDENTICAL? >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: A

SLIGHT AMENDMENT. >> IT MIGHT BE SIMPLER TO SAY YOU ARE ACCEPTING ALL THE AMENDMENTS PROPOSED BY COUNCILMEMBER KOWALCZYK AND DISTRIBUTED AT YOUR LACE.

AND YOU'VE ALREADY ADOPTED AMENDMENT OF SECTION 2.

>> NOT JUST AN AMENDMENT. AM I CORRECT? WE'RE GOING DOVOTE FOR THE RESOLUTION?

>> M. GREESON: HE'S RECOMMENDING YOU VOTE THE AMENDMENTS AND THEN YOU VOTE ON THE WHOLE RESOLUTION, WHICH INCLUDES TWO

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AMENDMENTS. >> PRO TEM S. MYERS: THIS IS JUST THE AMENDMENTS, NOT TO CALL THE QUESTION ON THE RESOLUTION.

ALL RIGHT. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: ALL ALL THOSE IN FAVOR, SIGNIFY BY SAYING AYE.

OPPOSED? ANY LAST QUESTION? ALL THOSE IN FAVOR, S IGNIFY BY SAYING AYE. 77-2019 AS AMENDED TWICE, IN FAVOR SIGNIFY BY SAYING AYE? OPPOSED LIKE SIGN.

THIS HAS PASSED AFTER LOTS OF -- >> B. KOWALCZYK: THANK YOU VERY MUCH. GREAT DISCUSSION.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: GREAT DISCUSSION.

[8.A.I. Application for State Capital Bill Funding for McCord Park]

ALL RIGHT. MOVING ONTO CITY OFFICIAL REPORTS. MR. GREESON, THE APPLICATION FOR STATE CAPITAL FUNDS FOR MCCORD PARK.

>> M. GREESON: PRESIDENT MICHAE, 'TIS THE SEASON IN WHICH WE HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO APPLY FOR FUNDS, CAPITAL BILL FUNDS.

AND OUR RECOMMENDATION IS THAT YOU AUTHORIZE US TO SUBMIT AN APPLICATION FOR MCCORD PARK, WHICH WOULD BE THE TYPE OF PROJECT ELIGIBLE GIVEN KIND OF THE PAST PRACTICE OF THE STATE LEGISLATURE IN TERMS OF APPROVING CAPITAL BILLS.

OBVIOUSLY, THAT PROJECT HAS BEEN A PRIORITY.

THE FUNDING IN THE C.I.P. IS NOT SUFFICIENT TO COVER THE FULL CONCEPTUAL PLAN COSTS. AND ADDITIONAL STATE CAPITAL BILL FUNDING WOULD CERTAINLY BE HELPFUL IN ACHIEVING THE VARIOUS GOALS AND OBJECTIVES THAT YOU'VE OUTLINED IN ADOPTING THE CONCEPTUAL PLAN. YOU MAY BE WONDERING HOW THIS INTERACTS WITH SWIM INC. AND THE FACT THAT IN A RECENT PRESENTATION I SUGGESTED ONE OF THE WAYS IN WHICH WE COULD ACCOMPLISH PROVIDING FUNDING TO WORTHINGTON POOLS WOULD BE TO REDUCE FUNDING IN A VARIETY OF AREAS, INCLUDING IN THE MCCORD PARK. THAT DECISION OBVIOUSLY HASN'T BEEN MADE. BUT IF YOU REDUCED FUNDING IN MCCORD PARK, WE WOULDN'T SUGGEST YOU REDUCE ALL OF IT.

WE THINK THERE ARE MUCH-NEEDED IMPROVEMENTS, INCLUDING THE PLAYGROUND. WE THINK WE NEED TO MOVE FORWARD WITH OUR COMMITMENT TO THE CABOOSE.

AND WE WOULD BREAK IF WE ALLOCATED FUNDS DEDICATED TO THAT, WE WOULD BREAK MCCORD PARK INTO MULTIPLE PHASES.

CAPITAL BILL FUNDING WOULD BE CRITICAL TO MOVE FORWARD WITH MORE COMPREHENSIVE PHASES RATHER THAN LESS COMPREHENSIVE PHASES.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: WHEN YOU MENTIONED SWIM INC., I THOUGHT YOU WERE GOING TO REFER TO THE STATE GRANT THAT IS GOING TO BE ALLOCATED AND USED AT SWIM INC., MY UNDERSTANDING IS THAT NEEDS TO BE DISPERSED AND RECEIVED PRIOR TO US RECEIVING ANY ADDITIONAL STATE FUNDS.

IS THAT YOUR UNDERSTANDING? >> M. GREESON: NO.

WE'RE NOT THE -- WE WERE NOT THE APPLICANT NOR ARE WE THE RECIPIENT OF THE -- WE'LL THE RECIPIENT OF THE FUNDS APPROPRIATED BY THE STATE LEGISLATURE FOR WORTHINGTON FUNDS. THOSE WILL GO DIRECTLY TO THE NOT FOR PROFIT SWIM INC. IT'S MY UNDERSTANDING THEY WORKED OUT WITH WORTHINGTON SCHOOLS, NECESSARILY LEASE AMENDMENTS TO BE ABLE TO DRAW DOWN FUNDS FROM OHIO DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES. AND BE EXPLORING WHERE TO BEST ALLOCATE THOSE DOLLARS I THINK IN THE EARLY PART OF THE YEAR, THEY WILL HAVE DEAS THEY PRESENT TO US HOPEFULLY AS WELL ABOUT THAT. THIS WOULD BE THE CITY OF WORTHINGTON ASKING FOR THESE MONIES.

AND THOSE DOLLARS WOULD BE HOPEFULLY LLOCATED TO US.

TWO SEPARATE ENTITIES, TWO SEPARATE ASKS.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: TWO SEPARATE GRANTS.

>> M. GREESON: RIGHT. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: ANY

OTHER QUESTIONS? >> PRO TEM S. MYERS: OTHER THAN FACT THAT I THINK A MILLION DOLLARS MIGHT BE TOO MODEST OF AN ASK. IT'S A GOOD ROUND NUMBER AND PROBABLY MORE THAN WHAT WE'LL GET.

I HATE TO BE GREEDY. NO I DON'T BUT...

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: ANY OTHER COMMENTS?

>> D. ROBINSON: I LIKE YOUR THINKING, MR. MEYERS.

>> PRO TEM S. MYERS: I KNOW THIS GENERAL ASSEMBLY AND WHAT OUR

CHANCES ARE TOO. >> D. FOUST: DOES IT WORK LIKE

OUR OWN GRANT PROGRAM? >> PRO TEM S. MYERS: YOU KNOW --

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: I MEAN, WE'VE ALL ASKED FOR VARIOUS

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AMOUNT SAID AND IT DEPENDS ON WHAT THE PROJECT --

>> M. GREESON: DEPENDS ON HOW MANY REQUESTS A LEGISLATURE RECEIVES IN THEIR AREA AND HOW MUCH GETS ALLOCATED TO THIS PARTICULAR REGION OR COUNTY. AND HOW THAT GETS DIVVIED UP.

I'VE SEEN PEOPLE ASK FOR A MILLION AND GET 300.

THE BOTTOM LINE IS I THINK ANY DOLLAR THAT WE GET WILL BE, WILL BENEFIT WORTHINGTON CITIZENS AND MUCH NEEDED TO MOVE PARK

IMPROVEMENTS FORWARD. >> PRO TEM S. MYERS: ONE DOLLAR

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: MR. MEY ERS MOVES WE APPROVE STAFF APPLYING FOR THE STATE FUNDS IN THE AMOUNT OF A MILLION DOLLARS FOR MCCORD PARK RENOVATION, SECOND BY MS. DOROTHY.

ANY FURTHER DISCUSSION? ALL THOSE IN FAVOR, SIGNIF Y BY SAYING AYE.

OPPOSED? OKAY.

[8.A.II. Financial Report - November 2019]

THE FINANCIAL REPORT. >> M. GREESON: I'M GOING TO TURN IT OVER TO MR. BARTTER. AND GO OVER OUR NOVEMBER

FINANCIAL REPORT. >> THANK YOU, MR. GREESON, PRESIDENT MICHAEL, MEMBERS OF COUNCIL, YOU HAVE THE NOVEMBER 2019 FINANCIAL REPORT. HAPPY TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS IF THERE ARE ANY. IF NOT, I NEED A MOTION TO

ACCEPT AS PRESENTED PLEASE. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL:

>> D. ROBINSON: SIMPLE ONE. I TOLD MR. BARTTER, I WOULD ASK A QUESTION THAT WILL MAKE HIM LOOK GOOD.

HERE IT GOES. HOW DOES THIS COMPARE TO THE

BUDGETED AMOUNT PLEASE? >> FOR EXPENDITURES? REVENUE? WITHIN 1.25% ON THE GENERAL

FUND, 1.85% N THE INCOME TAX. >> D. ROBINSON: IS THAT ABOVE OR

BELOW PROJECTED -- >> ABOVE PROJECTIONS.

>> D. ROBINSON: ANOTHER QUESTION WOULD BE, OBVIOUSLY WE HAVE NOT HAD THE BENEFIT OF ANY REVENUE FROM THE ANTHEM BUILDING.

LAST YEAR WE HAD HALF A YEAR. DO THESE NUMBERS SURPRISE YOU IN

TERMS OF FAVORABILITY R NOT? >> I THINK IT'S ABOUT WHERE WE PROJECTED. IT DOES SURPRISE ME A LITTLE BIT. WE'RE WITHIN ABOUT 1.25% ON INCOME TAX PROJECTIONS, WE'RE ABOUT RIGHT WHERE WE THOUGHT WE

HAPPEN GOING TO BE. >> M. GREESON: PRESIDENT MICHAEL, WE'RE LIKELY TO END THE YEAR AT THE 50%-ISH, OR PLUS FUND BALANCE. SO THE POLICY, I THINK MR. BARTTER CAN CORRECT ME IF I'M WRONG, REQUIRES I SCHEDULE A DISCUSSION ABOUT THAT. THE INTERESTING THING IS THAT, AND WE CAN TALK ABOUT THIS AGAIN ONCE WE CLOSE THE YEAR.

BUT THE INTERESTING THING IS WE'LL PROBABLY WRITE FIRST MONIES TO THE NORTHWEST CENTER AS PART OF OUR DISPATCH AGREEMENT FAIRLY EARLIER IN THE YEAR AND TAKE OURSELVES BACK UNDER THAT 50% RAPIDLY. AS WE CLOSE OUT THE YEAR, I'LL

SHARE WHAT THE NUMBER IS. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: JANUARY

>> M. GREESON: WE'LL PROJECT WHEN WE EXPECT TO GO BACK UNDER

50. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: SET THAT FOR AN AGENDA ITEM IN JANUARY.

>> M. GREESON: WE'LL INCLUDE IT IN THE REPORT IN JANUARY.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: ALL RIGHT.

>> MOTION TO ACCEPT AS PRESENTED.

>> SECOND. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: ANY FURTHER DISCUSSION? ALL THOSE IN FAVOR, SIGNIF

[9. Reports of Council Members]

Y BY SAYING AYE.

FINANCE REPORT IS GONE. AT YOUR PLACE, THERE WAS THE EMAIL FROM LAUREN RUMMEL. IF YOU HAVE A CHANCE, TAKE A LOOK AT IT. IT WAS GIVING T THE MAYOR'S ASSOCIATION EETING. I DON'T KNOW IF IT'S SOMETHING THE COUNCIL WANTS TO GO FORWARD. BUT THE DEADLINE IS DECEMBER 25.

I THINK BETWEEN NOW AND NEXT WEEK IF YOU CAN TAKE A LOOK AT IT AND HAVE THOUGHTS, LET ME KNOW.

IF YOU THINK WORTHINGTON SHOULD SIGN ON IN BEING A FRIENDLY COMMUNITY OR NOT, AND I DON'T KNOW MUCH MORE THAN WHAT IS IN

THE LETTER RIGHT HERE. >> D. ROBINSON: THE CAPACITY TO DRAFT AND SEND THE LETTER PRIOR TO THE DEADLINE IF WE DON'T

DECIDE THIS EVENING? >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: YES,

THAT'S WHAT I'M SUGGESTING. >> R. DOROTHY: I WOULD LIKE TO

MENTION -- >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: THEY GAVE A SIMPLE --

>> R. DOROTHY: THE WORTHINGTON INTERNATIONAL FRIENDSHIP ASSOCIATION THAT IS SUPPOSED TO FOSTER INTERCULTURAL FRIENDSHIPS THROUGH SPECIAL EVENTS, SUCH AS THE ANNUAL KICK-OFF DINNER WE'RE

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HAVING HOYO'S KITCHEN CATER THAT.

MOHAMMED OMAR, WHO IS A LECTURER AT OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY WHO ESCAPED SAMALIA IN THE TURN OF THE CENTURY THROUGH SUDAN AND EGYPT. GOT TO U.S. IN 2000, AND COLUMBUS IN 2002 AND LECTURERRING AT O.S.U. SINCE 2012. HE'S GOING TO BE THERE.

I THINK IT'S APPROPRIATE TO LOOK AT THIS AND WIFA IS SUPPORTING THIS SAMALI COMMUNITY WITH THEIR ANNUAL KICKOFF.

>> B. KOWALCZYK: IS THERE SOMEWHERE WE CAN DIRECT QUESTIONS OR HAVE SOMEONE SPEAK TO THIS.

>> PRESIDENT MICHAEL, MEMBERS OF COUNCIL, CITY MANAGER GREESON DID PROVIDE ME THIS LETTER THAT HAD BEEN RECEIVED.

I THINK HE AND OUNCILMEMBER PRESIDENT MICHAEL RECEIVED IT ON FRIDAY. I LOOKED AT IT TODAY LATE AFTERNOON AFTER MEETINGS. I WILL SAY THAT THERE IS SOME POLITICAL DISCUSSION NATIONWIDE ABOUT THIS.

THERE IS CERTAINLY SOME WHO WOULD ARGUE THE EXECUTIVE ORDER IS CONTRARY TO THE LAW THAT WAS PASSED BY CONGRESS.

AND SO THERE ARE SOME WHO TAKE A VIEW THAT YOU DON'T HAVE TO COMPLY BECAUSE IT'S NOT LAWFUL. I DID, THROUGH, AND ONCE AGAIN AS MR. FOUST SAID, ASSUMING THE INTERNET IS CORRECT, I WENT ONLINE AND DID QUICK CHECKING OF STATES OR CITIES THAT HAD PASSED OR SENT LETTERS OF CONSENT, WHO DOESN'T APPEAR MANY CITIES HAD YET TAKEN SORT OF SPECIFIC BUT THAT COULD BE THE WONDERS OF THE INTERNET NOT THROUGH MY SEARCHING TELLING ME ALL THAT HAD. I GUESS FROM A DRAFTING STANDPOINT, THE LETTER AS PRESENTED THERE WERE EXAMPLES THAT I SAW THAT I THOUGHT MIGHT BE A LITTLE BETTER.

SOME WERE LENGTHY BECAUSE A GOVERNOR OR SOMEBODY WANTED TO WEIGH IN ON THE ADMINISTRATION'S VIEW ON IMMIGRATION VERSUS THEIR STATE'S OR LECTED OFFICIAL'S VIEW.

I WANT SUGGEST THE COUNCIL NEEDS TO WORRY ABOUT THAT ASPECT.

THERE MAY BE SOME VALUE IN AT LEAST ACKNOWLEDGING THAT AND MAYBE SIMPLIFYING THE LETTER TO SIMPLY INDICATE THAT ACKNOWLEDGING THE CITY'S, IF COUNCIL WERE INCLINED TO DO THIS, TO ACKNOWLEDGE THE CITY'S WELCOMING OF ANY SUCH REFUGEES THAT THE STATE DEPARTMENT WOULD PLACE OR AUTHORIZE.

AND SO TO DO IT IN A WAY THAT LEAVES OPEN WHETHER THE EXECUTIVE ORDER IS OR ISN'T A VALID EXECUTIVE ORDER, THE CITY IS STATING ITS POSITION. I WOULD SAY THAT SINCE WE'RE GOING TO BE MEETING AT LEAST IN SOME FASHION NEXT WEEK, I WOULD SUGGEST THAT IF YOU DECIDE TO DO SOMETHING, IT OUGHT TO BE BY A MOTION DIRECTOR THE CITY MANAGER OR MYSELF, MY PREFERENCE IS PROBABLY THE COUNCILMEMBER PRESIDENT TO SIGN THE LETTER, AND MAYBE AUTHORIZE FINAL DRAFTING BE DONE BY THE COUNCIL PRESIDENT, AND MYSELF, IF WE CAN HAVE MORE DISCUSSION NEXT WEEK.

KNOWING THAT ISN'T GOING TO BEA LONG MEETING, OR THE BUSINESS PART, I WANT TO MAKE SURE YOU WERE AWARE OF THE PRINCIPLES.

>> PRO TEM S. MYERS: I AM NOT FAMILIAR WITH EXECUTIVE ORDER 13888. AND DOES IT SAY THAT IN ORDER FOR US TO ACCEPT RESETTLEMENT WE MUST SUBMIT CONSENT TO MR. POMPEY AND THEN IF WE DON'T WE'RE NOT ALLOWED TO ACCEPT

IMMIGRANTS INTO OUR COMMUNITY? >> YEAH.

>> PRO TEM S. MYERS: THAT IS WHAT IT SAYS, I CAN UNDERSTAND WHY THERE IS CONSTITUTIONAL ISSUES WITH IT.

>> I WILL MAKE A POINT OF FORWARDING TO ALL COUNCILMEMBERS A COPY OF EXECUTIVE ORDER 13888. SO THAT YOU AT LEAST SEE WHAT THE ORDER ITSELF SAYS. I WILL SHARE WITH YOU, AT LEAST A FEW OF THESE CONSENT NOTIFICATIONS I'VE SO FAR RESEARCHED AND MAYBE I'LL LOOK FOR A FEW MORE TO DO THAT.

THE WAY AS DIRECTED, AND THAT'S WITHOUT MY HAVING GONE DEEPLY INTO THE FEDERAL STATUTES, THIS IS A QUALIFIED OPINION, IF YOU

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WILL. THAT THE STATUTE ITSELF WOULD NOT REQUIRE THE CONSENT THAT THE SECRETARY OF STATE WOULD HAVE THE ABILITY TO PLACE REFUGEES REGARDLESS OF CONSENT.

BUT IT IS SUPPOSED TO TAKE INTO CONSIDERATION STATE AND LOCAL VIEWS REGARDING IT AND ABILITY TO PROVIDE AND THINGS OF HAT SORT. SO THE ORDER LAYS OUT A LITTLE BIT OF THAT. SO I THINK READING THAT, THE STATUTE IS A LITTLE LONGER THAN I THINK YOU WILL WANT TO READ.

MAYBE I CAN DO A QUICK SUMMARY AND GET SOMETHING OUT EARLY THIS

WEEK. OKAY? >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: YOUR FACIAL EXPRESSION WAS SAYING YOU NEED TO TALK.

>> D. FOUST: IT'S THE HAZARD OF BEING SURROUNDED BY ATTORNEYS AND NOT BEING ONE OF THEM. IF YOU COULD GIVE PLAIN ENGLISH WHAT IT MEANS IF WE DO OR DON'T LAYMAN'S TERMS MAYBE FOR NEXT

WEEK, THAT WOULD BE GREAT. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: IT'S

CONFUSING -- >> PRO TEM S. MYERS: I DON'T

WANT TO READ IT. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: IT'S CONFUSING FOR ALL OF US. IT WAS BROUGHT UP FOR US.

AND I FELT THIS WAS SOMETHING COUNCIL, WE NEEDED IT TO

BE BROUGHT. >> PRO TEM S. MYERS: I'M A LITTLE BIT LEVERAGING OTHER PEOPLE'S TALENTS.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: ANOTHER TOPIC IS THAT I RECEIVED AN EMAIL FROM MR. LINDSEY BASICALLY REMINDING US THAT OUR AGREEMENT WITH THE SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICER WILL AUTOMATICALLY RENEW FOR ANOTHER YEAR UNLESS THE CITY PROVIDES SIX-MONTH NOTICE OF TERMINATION. IF THERE IS A DESIRE TO TERMINATE THE S.R.O. WE NEED TO DO THAT AT THE LATEST THE NEXT MEETING. IF THERE IS NO PROBLEM, WE CAN MOVE FORWARD. IF PEOPLE DO NOT WANT -- FEEL IT'S OKAY TO CONTINUE FOR ONE MORE YEAR OF THE RESOURCE OFFICER, THE SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICER.

SO DO WE NEED ANOTHER WEEK OR WHAT DO PEOPLE FEEL?

>> B. KOWALCZYK: I DID RESPOND TO MR. LINDSEY AND MR. GREESON.

AND PRESIDENT MICHAEL. MY FAILURE IN PRIORITIZING WORK THAT HAD TO BE DONE, DIDN'T REALIZE THIS WASN'T GOING TO BE ON THE AGENDA. SO I DIDN'T PREPARE TO RESPOND AND DIDN'T REALIZE THE DEADLINE. THAT IS ON ME.

BUT AND I'M NOT NECESSARILY PROPOSING THAT WE DON'T -- THAT WE DECIDE NOT TO RENEW THE AGREEMENT.

BUT I THINK IT SHOULD BE ON THE AGENDA.

EITHER AT THE NEXT MEETING OR EARLY IN JANUARY TO TALK ABOUT, AGAIN, WHAT IS GOING ON IN THE LAST YEAR AND THE DATA WE HAVE RECEIVED THAT I HONESTLY HAVEN'T LOOKED AT.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: ARE YOU SUGGESTING WE CANCEL THE

CONTRACT? >> B. KOWALCZYK: NO.

I JUST WANT -- FORMAL DISCUSSION ABOUT IT.

UNLESS OTHER PEOPLE HAVE CONCERNS, I HAVEN'T HEARD OF ANY CONCERNS FROM OTHER COUNCILMEMBERS.

>> R. DOROTHY: I THOUGHT WE WERE GOING TO TALK ABOUT IT TOO.

I THOUGHT WE DEFINITELY HAD MORE DATA AT LEAST WE HAD MORE IDEA OF WHAT WAS HAPPENING ON A DAILY BASIS.

WE HAD A LOG OF WHAT EACH S.R.O. AND THE ALTERNATIVE PERSON, I MEAN, WE DON'T ALWAYS HAVE THE SAME PERSON.

WE TRY BUT THERE ARE REASONS WE DON'T HAVE THE SAME PERSON.

THE DOCUMENTATION, WHICH I REALLY APPRECIATED THAT.

WE WERE LOOKING TO SEE SOME MORE CONCRETE INFORMATION.

I THOUGHT WE HAD THAT. BUT I WOULD LIKE A DISCUSSION OF THAT INFORMATION WE HAD. BECAUSE I THINK WE'RE STILL TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHAT INFORMATION IS IMPORTANT FOR US

TO REVIEW EVERY YEAR. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: YOU ARE OKAY WITH PUTTING IT ON THE JANUARY AGENDA?

>> R. DOROTHY: YES. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: OKAY.

ONE ANOTHER THING WE'VE TALKED ABOUT --

>> JUST FOR CLARIFICATION OF THE RECORD THAT WE ARE GOING TO DISCUSS IT IN JANUARY, WHICH MEANS THAT WILL BE PAST THE AUTOMATIC RENEWAL NOTIFICATION TIME.

I JUST WANT, AND I'M GETTING A COUPLE OF HELP NODS.

I WANT TO MOCK SURE EVERYONE IS CLEAR BY NOT AKING ACTION IN THE MONTH OF DECEMBER TO SEND NOTICE OF TERMINATION, THE AGREEMENT WILL AUTOMATICALLY RENEW NEXT JULY 1ST FOR ANOTHER YEAR. AT ANY POINT AFTER THAT, YOU HAVE THE ABILITY STILL TO REVIEW, TO HAVE DISCUSSION, TO HAVE FURTHER INFORMATION. I KNOW THE POLICE DEPARTMENT IS PUTTING TOGETHER, THEY ONLY HAD TWO MONTHS.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: OKAY. MATT AND I TALKED.

WITH THE M.P.C.R.A., WE TALKED ABOUT A JOINT MEETING AS A FIRST COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE IN JANUARY.

MR. ROBINSON GOT BACK. AND SENT EMAILS TO EVERYONE ASKING FOR THOUGHTS. I GOT WONDERFUL THOUGHTS BACK.

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HAVE NOT INVITED ALL THE REST OF MPC RAB.

WE'RE TALKING ABOUT SOMETHING COMING UP LIKE THAT.

>> M. GREESON: JUST IN -- CURSORY REVIEW OF FEEDBACK, MY MAIN QUESTION WAS OKAY, WHAT ARE WE GOING TO DO.

WHAT IS THE DESIRED OUTCOME? WHAT DO WE, MY SELFISH MOTIVATION IS WHAT DO WE NEED TO PREPARE FOR THIS IN TERMS OF PRESENTATIONS AND INFORMATION AND THINGS LIKE THAT.

AND SO THE TYPES OF THINGS THAT AT LEAST EARLY FEEDBACK FROM COUNCILMEMBER MICHAEL'S PROBES OF THAT QUESTION, WHAT ARE THE DESIRED OUTCOMES INDICATES A FAIR NUMBER OF THINGS THAT RE EDUCATIONAL, TRAINING, HOW DO YOU BEST ADMINISTRATOR COMP PLANS, ZONING CODES, ARCHITECTURAL GUIDELINES AND THINGS LIKE THAT. MR. BROWN AND I, NOT TO PUT HIM ON THE SPOT, BUT WE'VE BEEN TALKING ABOUT BRINGING N PEOPLE TO DO THAT ANYWAY THAT DO THAT FOR LOCAL GOVERNMENTS IN OHIO IN THE COMING YEAR AS A SUPPORT AND TRAINING OPPORTUNITY FOR OUR PARTICULARLY MPC MVCA THAT SIT IN A QUASI-JUDICIAL CAPACITY.

IT STARTED TO SOUND A LITTLE BIT LIKE WHAT WE AD BEEN TALKING ABOUT AND THAT MIGHT BE BENEFICIAL FOR THE COUNCIL AS

WELL. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: TOGETHER. SO STAFF NEEDS TO HAVE TIME TO WORK AT IT. IF WE WANT A TRAINING AT A LATER DATE OR CONTINUE WITH THIS JANUARY, I'M TRYING TO HELP US MAKE A DECISION. WE CAN DO IT ONE WAY OR THE

OTHER. >> M. GREESON: I'M NOT SURE WHAT WE WOULD PREPARE IF YOU WANT A LOT OF BACKGROUND INFORMATION PREPARED BETWEEN NOW AND THE COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE IN JANUARY. I DON'T KNOW WHAT WE WOULD ACCOMPLISH IN THAT IN TERMS OF NEW GENERATION OF NEW INFORMATION. THAT'S MY CHALLENGE.

>> PRO TEM S. MYERS: I REALLY DON'T KNOW WHAT A JOINT MEETING IS. I STRUGGLE WITH THAT WHOLE CONCEPT. I DON'T KNOW WHAT -- YOU KNOW, NOW THAT YOU'VE THROWN OUT THIS IDEA, IT SEEMS TO ME TO BE A LITTLE MORE VIABLE WE SIT DOWN AND HAVE -- I THINK IT WOULD BE NICE IF WE WERE ALL INVOLVED IN THAT.

BUT I DON'T -- WE SEEM TO BE ALL OF A SUDDEN IN A REALLY BIG RUSH TO GET A WHOLE BUNCH OF STUFF DONE IN JANUARY AND I WANT TO STOP AND SAY SLOW DOWN. IF I WOULD ASK STAFF TO PREPARE A RECOMMENDATION IN TIME THAT IS EXPEDITIOUS BUT SENSITIVE TO THEIR CHALLENGES. SO A RECOMMENDATION AS TO WHAT THIS JOINT MEETING WOULD LOOK LIKE, IF IT INVOLVES SOME SORT OF TRAINING WHAT THAT WOULD LOOK LIKE AND WHO IT WOULD ENTAIL. I WOULD MUCH RATHER START WITH THAT WITH AN IDEA WE'RE GOING TO DO THIS EARLY SECOND QUARTER.

COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE MEETING TO DISCUSS RETREAT AND WHAT THAT LOOKS LIKE AND HOW WE GO ABOUT IT.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: BETWEEN NOW AND THEN I WOULD LIKE STAFF TO GET COUNCILMEMBER DATES. SURVEY MONKEY OR WHATEVER.

>> PRO TEM S. MYERS: I DON'T KNOW WHAT THE DATES ARE IF I DON'T KNOW WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE. WE DISCUSSED A PROPOSAL WE SPLIT THIS INTO TWO. WE MAY NEED TWO DATES.

I DON'T THINK WE NEED TO GET THE RESTREET DONE IN JANUARY IS WHAT I'M SAYING. I'M NOT IN HAT BIG A RUSH TO GET THIS DONE. I WOULD LIKE TO HAVE A DISCUSSION. I HAVE JUST NOT BEEN SATISFIED THE LAST COUPLE OF YEARS THAT THE RESTREETS ACCOMPLISHED EVERYTHING WE WANTED. AND MAYBE IT'S TIME TO SIT BACK ONE MORE TIME AND REEVALUATE WHAT OUR RETREATS MEAN AND HOW WE GO ABOUT THEM. AND I THINK BEST AD IN A COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE WITH ALL 7 MEMBERS OF COUNCIL.

MAYBE I'M WRONG. MAYBE WE HAVE A FACILITATED, GOAL-SETTING RETREAT AT THE END OF JANUARY.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: I THINK WITH THE WAY PEOPLE'S SCHEDULES

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ARE, IT MAKES SENSE TO GET DATED.

>> PRO TEM S. MYERS: I'M AVAILABLE JANUARY 22ND.

AGAIN, I CAN'T GIVE YOU A DATE UNTIL I KNOW WHAT IT'S GOING TO

LOOK LIKE, OKAY? >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: OKAY.

I KNOW WHEN I'M GOING TO BE OUT OF TOWN.

THAT RIGHT THERE IS A CHALLENGE. >> PRO TEM S. MYERS: WONDERFUL.

I DON'T. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: ALL RIGHT. WHAT I'M HEARING IN GENERAL, TO HOLD BACK ON THIS MPC ARB MEETING.

I WAS TOLD TO MOVE FORWARD AND STARTED TO MOVE --

>> PRO TEM S. MYERS: I THINK WE ARE MOVING FORWARD.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: OKAY. >> B. KOWALCZYK: WHAT I HEARD IS THAT WE OULD LIKE TO HAVE MORE DISCUSSION AND A PROPOSAL ON WHAT IT WOULD LOOK LIKE. SO WE'RE NOT HAVING THE MEETING IN JANUARY, WE'RE GOING TO HAVE A PRESENTATION ON WHAT IT WOULD LOOK LIKE AND WHAT GOALS WE'RE ATTEMPTING TO ACCOMPLISH THROUGH

THAT. >>

>> PRO TEM S. MYERS: I DON'T KNOW THAT WE'LL BE ABLE TO GET THAT RECOMMENDATION BY THE JANUARY COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE MEETING. I'M OKAY IF IT HAPPENS IN FEBRUARY. I WOULD LIKE THAT FIRST COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE MEETING IN JANUARY TO AT LEAST PART OF IT. IT DOESN'T HAVE TO BE THE WHOLE THING. A 15, 20, 30-MINUTE DISCUSSION AND SET THE DATE AT THAT MEETING.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: THE COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE, I'M WONDERING IF WE CAN HAVE A PRESENTATION FROM STAFF ON THOUGHTS HOW TO PUT TOGETHER AN ARB MPC TRAINING, A PRESENTATION

ON THAT. >> PRO TEM S. MYERS: I THOUGHT I HEARD MR. GREESON SAY THAT THEY MIGHT NOT BE ABLE TO BE FULLY PREPARED FOR THAT IN A SHORT AMOUNT OF TIME.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: FOR A PROPOSAL, WHAT WE COULD DO OR HOW WE COULD DO IT OR THE OPTIONS, CONSULTANTS OR

WHATEVER. >> M. GREESON: YORE.

I'LL BE HONEST, WHAT I WOULD LIKE TO DO IS SPEND A LITTLE TIME DEBRIEFING WITH YOU, COUNCILMEMBER MICHAEL, WHAT YOU HEARD FROM EVERYBODY. AND THEN, JUST LIKE A GOOD FACILITATOR, I THINK YOU TALK TO ALL THE PEOPLE THAT ARE GOING TO BE A PARTICIPANT IN SUCH A THINK ABOUT WHAT THEIR WANT OUT OF THAT EXPERIENCE. AND WHAT THEY ARE LOOKING FORMENT AND SOME OF YOU HAVE PROVIDED COUNCILMEMBER MICHAEL FEEDBACK ON THAT. AND BUT NOT EVERYBODY.

AND CERTAINLY NOT ALL THE PLANNING COMMISSION MEMBERS.

AND THEN IT WOULD TAKE SHAPE. AND MAYBE IT'S A TRAINING OR MAYBE IT'S SOMETHING ELSE. I DON'T KNOW.

BUT WE WOULD START WITH THAT APPROACH.

WHAT ARE THE TOPICS THAT YOU THINK IT WOULD BE BENEFICIAL TO BE IN THE SAME ROOM ENGAGING IN DIALOGUE OR LEARNING ABOUT TOGETHER. AND THAT OULD HELP US.

WE WOULD SHAPE IT FROM THERE. POTENTIALLY WE JUST COLLECT ALL

THAT BY THEN. >> B. KOWALCZYK: A REPORT OUT AT

LEAST OF THAT. >> M. GREESON: MAYBE A

PRELIMINARY ONE. >> B. KOWALCZYK: IT MAY END IN THE DISCUSSION WE DO HAVE AN IDEA WHAT WE WANT IT TO LOOK

LIKE. >> D. ROBINSON: MY THINKING IS THE DESIRED OUTCOME OF THIS PROCESS OF ENGAGING IN DIALOGUE WITH ARB MPC WOULD BE A COMMON UNDERSTANDING AMONGST THEM AND COUNCIL AND STAFF AND THE COMMUNITY ABOUT BEST PRACTICES OF ARB MPC. I WOULD THINK THAT A SINGLE MEETING PROBABLY WON'T BE ADEQUATE TO DO ALL OF THAT.

I WOULD BE OPEN TO AN INITIAL MEETING WHERE THE INDIVIDUAL MEMBERS DESCRIBE THEIR EXPERIENCE, UNDERSTANDING OF HOW THEY CONDUCT THEMSELVES. I FOUND THE INTERVIEWS TO BE STIMULATING AND INSTRUCTIVE. PERHAPS MR. BROWN CAN GIVE AN INTRODUCTORY PRESENTATION ABOUT THE WAY THE PROCESS CURRENTLY WORKS, WHAT ARE THE SOURCE DOCUMENTS, THE INTERRELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THEM AND WE CAN TALK ABOUT IT.

PROBABLY OUT OF THAT MEETING, THERE WILL BE A REALIZATION

ABOUT WHERE AMBIGUITY. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: I'M GOING TO READ THE IDEAS. DISCUSSING BETWEEN CODIFIED CODD ORDINANCESES ND DESIGN GUIDELINES, CHALLENGES OF VOTING AGAINST AN APPLICANT EVEN THOUGH THE CODE ALLOWS WHAT THEY WANT AND LEGAL RAMIFICATIONS. BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF WHAT AN APPEAL TO CITY COUNCIL MEANS. BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF WHAT P.U.D. AND HOW THEY WORK TO THE CITY'S ADVANTAGE AND WHAT COUNCIL AS A WHOLE SEES FOR DEVELOPMENT OF SOME OF OUR MAJOR POLICIES. THOSE WERE SOME OF -- I FORWARDED THIS OVER TO MATT. SO I KNOW HE HAS THIS.

THOSE WERE IDEAS HE HAD. IT SOUNDS LIKE YOU ARE ON

SIMILAR WAVELENGTHS. >> M. GREESON: YEAH, SOME OF

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THAT IS -- >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: EMAIL

BACK TO ME. >> M. GREESON: SOME OF THAT FALLS INTO MY MIND INTO LEGAL AND BEST PRACTICES TRAINING.

AND SOME OF THAT IS DIALOGUE ABOUT OUR PLANS AND, YOU KNOW, YOUR INPUT TO THEM N OUR EXISTING STRATEGIES.

SO THAT KIND OF FALLS INTO TWO AREAS.

IT MAY BE ULTIMATELY TWO MEETINGS.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: RIGHT. I THINK WE'VE GONE THROUGH THAT ENOUGH. ANY -- OKAY.

MR. GREESON, DO YOU HAVE ANYTHING ELSE?

>> M. GREESON: I DO NOT. I THINK WE NEED AN EXECUTIVE SESSION TO DISCUSS THE APPOINTMENT OF BOARD AND COMMISSION MEMBERS THAT WOULD BE THE APPOINTMENT OF PERSONNEL.

OTHER THAN THAT, I HAVE NOTHING ELSE FOR THE GOOD OF THE ORDER.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: ALL RIGHT.

MS. THRESS. MR. LINDSEY?

>> NOTHING FURTHER. THANKS FOR BRINGING UP THE

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: MS. KOW ALCZYK?

MS. DOROTHY. >> R. DOROTHY: NOTHING, THANK

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: MR. MEY ERS.

>> PRO TEM S. MYERS: I HAVE ONE THING.

I HAD AN OPPORTUNITY LAST WEEK TO MEET WITH EDWIN HOFFMAN OF MPC WHO INTRODUCED ME TO, AND I APOLOGIZE I DIDN'T BRING MY NOTES AND I FORGOT MARY'S LAST NAME.

A LADY AN INCREDIBLE DYNAMIC LADY THROUGH A SEMESTER LONG MEDIATION PROGRAM. SHE HAS A MEDIATION CERTIFICATE THROUGH CAPITAL'S PROGRAM. SHE'S A LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT BY DEGREE. BUT SHE HAS SPENT YEARS RESEARCHING AND WRITING ON THE ISSUE OF NOT IN MY BACKYARD.

AND SHE IT'S GOOD R IT'S BAD. SHE'S NOT AN ADVOCATE FOR ONE WAY OR THE OTHER. BUT SHE EXPLAINS THAT WE ARE ALL UNCERTAIN ABOUT CHANGE IN THE FUTURE.

AND THAT THEN CREATES FEAR AND HOW DOES THAT FEAR ENTER INTO THE DECISION-MAKING PROCESS, HOW DO YOU -- BECAUSE THAT FEAR IS REAL. AND IT HAS TO BE RECOGNIZED AND ADDRESSED. AND H HOW DO YOU DEAL WITH THAT? AND THAT'S WHAT SHE HAS STUDIED. WHEN TALKING TO A FEW PEOPLE AND THINKING ABOUT IT AND I JUST HAPPEN TO PICK UP THE PHONE THIS AFTERNOON AND TALKED WITH JOE, IT SEEMED TO ME SOMETHING THAT MAYBE THE VISIONING COMMITTEE WOULD WANT TO HEAR FROM.

HE SEEMED TO BE VERY INTERESTED AND WAS GOING TO GO BACK TO HIS COMMITTEE TO SEE. I WANTED TO LET COUNCIL KNOW I MADE THAT CONNECTION AND JOE MAYBE DOING THAT.

IT MAY BE SOMETHING THAT SOMEDAY WE WANT TO HEAR.

THE LADY IS VERY, VERY IMPRESSIVE.

AND GOES ABOUT IT IN A VERY ACADEMIC WAY.

I STARTED THINKING FROM MY OWN PERSONAL VIEWPOINT, IN ANOTHER FIVE YEARS I MAY HAVE AN EMPTY SCHOOLYARD IN MY BACKYARD AND MAY HAVE TO ADDRESS SOME OF THOSE THINGS IF SOMETHING HAPPENS TO THAT SCHOOL. HOW DO I DEAL WITH THAT MYSELF? SO I JUST WANTED TO GIVE YOU -- IF SOMEBODY HAS OBJECTIONS TO THE VISIONING COMMITTEE GOING FORWARD WITH THAT, PLEASE LET ME KNOW. I THINK THEY MAYBE INTERESTED IN

HEARING FROM HER. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: I THINK SOME OF US MIGHT WANT TO HEAR THAT.

>> PRO TEM S. MYERS: SHE'S PRETTY AMAZING.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: LET US KNOW BECAUSE I THINK SOME OF US WILL BE INTERESTED. MR. SMITH? MR. FOUST? MR. ROBINSON?

>> D. ROBINSON: NO PUBLIC STATEMENT.

THANK YOU. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: SO AT

[11. Executive Session]

THIS POINT, MR. KOWALCZYK, MOVES WE GO INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION FOR BOARD AND COMMISSION APPOINTMENTS, SECONDED BY MS. DOROTHY. MS. THRESS, COULD YOU PLEASE CALL THE ROLL ON EXECUTIVE SESSION AGAIN?

>> D. ROBINSON: YES,. >> D. FOUST: YES.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: MR. MAY OR MOVES WE COME OUT OF CAN EXECUTIVE SESSION, SECONDED BY MS. DOROTHY.

ROLL CALL.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: WE'RE OUT OF EXECUTIVE SESSION.

NO. NO, WE DON'T.

SORRY. DENIED.

RESOLUTION NUMBER, WE'RE INTRODUCES RESOLUTION 78-2019

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REAPPOINTING MEMBERS TO VARIOUS CITY BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS, THE WORTHINGTON MUNICIPAL PLANNING COMMISSION HAVE MEMBERS EXPIRING, WHEREAS THE MEMBERS TO BE REAPPOINTED HAVE EXPRESSED THE DESIRE TO CONTINUE SERVICE.

WHEREAS THE CITY COUNCIL DESIRES TO REAPPOINT MEMBERS TO NEW TERMS. THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE MUNICIPALITY OF WORTHINGTON, COUNTY OF FRANKLIN, STATE OF OHIO, SECTION 1, TOM REESE AND MICHAEL COULTER ARE REAPPOINTED TO THE WORTHINGTON MUNICIPAL PLANNING COMMISSION FOR THREE-YEAR TERMS COMMENCING JANUARY 1, 2020.

SECTION 2, RICHARD SCHUSTER IS REAPPOINTED O THE WORTHINGTON ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW BOARD FOR A ONE-YEAR TERM, EXPIRING DECEMBE.

THE CLERK IS HEREBY INSTRUCTED TO RECORD THE RESOLUTION IN THE APPROPRIATE RECORD BOOK UPON ITS ADOPTION.

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

ANY FURTHER DISCUSSION? IF NOT, ALL THOSE IN FAVOR, SIGNIFY BY SAYING AYE. OPPOSED? MR. ROBINSON MOVES TO DJOURN, SECONDED BY

* This transcript was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.