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[1. Call To Order]

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>>

. >> PLEASE RISE FOR THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG. I PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND TO THE REPUBLIC FOR WHICH IT STANDS, ONE NATION, UNDER GOD, INDIVISIBLE, WITH

LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL. >> THANK YOU.

PLEASE BE SEATED. >> I HAVE NOT RECEIVED REQUEST

[5.A. Resolution No. 79-2019 Transfer of Funds ]

FOR VISITOR COMMENTS. RESOLUTION 79-2019 ADJUSTING THE ANNUAL BUDGET FOR PROOIFD BE FOR CONTROVERSY OF PREVIOUSLY APPROPRIATED FUNDS. I MOVE ADOPTION.

SECONDED BY MR. SMITH. IS THERE DISCUSSION ON THE DETAILS WERE INCLUDED IN THE PACKET OF WHAT THE TRANSFERS INCLUDE. QUESTIONS? IF NOT, ALL IN FAVOR SIGNIFY BY SAYING AYE.

'OPPOSED, LIKE SIGN. I'M GOING SLIGHTLY OUT OF ORDER TO HAVE THE CELEBRATION TOWARDS THE END OR THE RECOGNITION AT

[Additional Item]

THE END. YOU HAD COUPLE THINGS YOU

WANTED TO BRING UP. >> THERE ARE SOME DOCUMENTS I WANTED TO CALL YOUR ATTENTION TO.

FIRST, AT OUR LAST MEETING THERE WAS A CONVERSATION REGARDING FRANKLIN COUNTY'S COMMUNICATION WITH YOU ABOUT SIGNING UP REGARDING CONSENTING TO REFUGEE RESETTLEMENT IN THE EVENT THAT SHOULD EVER OCCUR. S YOU MAY BE AWARE THERE MAY BE UPDATED INFORMATION FROM FRANKLIN COUNTY AND MR. LINDSEY ALSO SENT INFORMATION OUT ON THE UPDATED INFORMATION FROM FRANKLIN COUNTY AND MR. LINDSEY ALSO SENT INFORMATION OUT ON THE TOPIC AND I'LL ATTEMPT TO ANSWER ANY UESTIONS AND BASED ON THE RESEARCH CONDUCTED ESSENTIALLY WE RECEIVED AN E-MAIL FROM FRANKLIN COUNTY REQUESTING THE CITY TO SEND A LETTER TO THE SECRETARY OF STATE BY DECEMBER 25.

IT'S TO ACCEPT INITIAL RESETTLEMENT OF ANY REFUGEE IN THE CITY OF WORTHINGTON AND ORDER

>> QUESTION ON THE ISSUE? DO WE NEED A DRAFT?

>> POSTING. IT MAYBE THE INFORMATION THAT WENT ALL OF COUNCIL. I DID PROVIDE FOR COUNCIL PRESIDENT AND VICE PRESIDENT MR. ADDRESS THAT SEPARATELY IF WE NEED TO.

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>> I'M SURE THOSE IN THE BACK ROW COULD NOT HEAR.

>> IT'S ALSO INCLUDED IN THE PACKET.

>> ACCEPT THE INITIAL RESETTLEMENT OF REFUGEES IN THE CITY OF WORTHINGTON AUTHORIZED BY THE COUNCIL ON NOVEMBER 8.

THE CITY HAS A LONG AND PROUD HISTORY OF BEING AN INCLUSIVE COMMUNITY. AND NOT ON THE ACCEPTANCE OF RACE OR NATIONAL ORIGIN. PLEASE NOTIFY ME IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR NEED ADDITIONAL INFORMATION.

>> I THINK IT'S PLENTY. MY QUESTION OR CONCERN IS THAT BY SENDING THIS LETTER WE MY BE TACITLY ACKNOWLEDGING OR ACCEPTING THE LEGALALITIES LEGALITIES AND WE CAN ADD A CLAUSE THAT THE CITY OF WORTHINGTON'S WILLINGNESS TO CONSENT ON THE EXECUTIVE ORDER ACCORDING TO FEDERAL IMMIGRATION LAWS.

>> THE INITIAL THOUGHT WOULD BE TOWARDS THE END PRIOR TO THE

SHALL REMAIN VALID. >> DOES ANYONE WANT TO HEAR THAT

AGAIN? >> ONE MORE TIME, PLEASE.

>> SURE. PLEASE NOTE THIS LERT OF CONSENT SHOULD NOT BE CONSTRUED AS AN ENDORSEMENT OF EXECUTIVE ORDER AND THE CITY F WORTHINGTON'S WILLINGNESS TO CONSENT TO THE RESETTLEMENT OF REFUGEES IS IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE FEDERAL IMMIGRATION LAWS.CONSENT TO THE REFUGEES IS IN COMPLIANCE WITH

THE FEDERAL IMMIGRATION LAWS. >> QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS? I'M ACCEPT IT IF IT'S REVISED OFF THE DAIS TODAY.

>> AND CHARGE THE CITY MANAGER TO SEND IT.

>> OKAY. ANY FURTHER DISCUSSION? IF NOT, ALL IN FAVOR SAY AYE. MR. GREESON IS THERE ANYTHING

ELSE? >> ONE THING TO POINT OUT TO YOU I WANTED TO CALL YOUR ATTENTION TO A MEMORANDUM.

IT'S REALLY JUST A COVER LETTER THAT I AM DISPERSING -- DISTRICTING A COUPLE OF E-MAILS -- DISTRIBUTING A COUPLE E-MAILS MR. ROBINSON SENT O ME THE PROCESS WITH THE COMMISSION ND ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW BOARD AND SUGGESTIONS FOR HOW WE SHOULD HANDLE THAT DIFFERENTLY. I INADVERTENTLY DIDN'T INCLUDE AN ATTACHMENT TO ONE OF THOSE E-MAILS AND THAT'S THE DOCUMENT BEING SEPARATELY DISTRIBUTED TO YOU NOW.

I'M NOT ASKING TO YOU DO THAT THIS EVENING I JUST WANT TO ASK YOU TO REVIEW IT. THE EARLIEST THE STAFFORD VILLAGE APPLICATION COULD BE ON THE ARTITECTURAL REVIEW BOARD WOULD BE JANUARY 9. IN THE EVENT YOU WANT TO PROVIDE INSTRUCTIONS TO THE BOARD AND COMMISSION REGARDING THEIR PROCESS IT WOULD NEED TO BE DONE IDEALLY BEFORE.

>> I APPRECIATE YOU DISTRIBUTING THE LAST ONE IS THE FOUNDATION OF ALL THAT'S BEEN WRITTEN AND THOUGHT ABOUT AND THE EXCERPT FROM FOUNDATIONAL CITY EXT AND THE ORDNANCES AN COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AND DESIGN GUIDELINES I REVIEWED THOSE NOTES AND IN THE

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NEXT SEVERAL WEEKS I'LL BE REACHING OUT TO ALL OF YOU.

I THINK IT'S A MATTER OF IMPORTANCE.

I PREVIOUSLY EXTENDED IT O MR. MYERS AS LIAISON AND I LOOK FORWARD TO THE DIALOGUE WITH YOU BEFORE OR AFTER THE NEW YEAR.

THANK YOU. >> WHAT I'D LIKE TO GO IS

[Items 5B & 5C]

APPROVE BOTH RESOLUTIONS AND THEN GO THROUGH THE FORMAL PRESENTATIONS IF THAT WORKS FOR EVERYBODY.

FIRST LET'S GO TO THE RESOLUTION NUMBER 80-2019 RECOGNITION OF JACK MINER SERVICES TO WORTHINGTON AND BEST WISHES FROM THE COMMUNITY. INTRODUCED BY MR. ROBINSON, SECONDED BY MR. SITH. ALL IN FAVOR SAYING A.

AN OPPOSED NINE. RESOLUTION 81-2019 RECOGNITION OF DOUG FOUST'S SERVICE ON THE WORTHINGTON CITY COUNCIL AND OUTSTANDING SERVICE TO THE COMMUNITY.

MOVED BY ADOPTION BY MR. SMITH AND SECONDED BY MR. MYERS.

ANY FURTHER DISCUSSION, IF NOT, ALL IN FAVOR SAY AYE.

OPPOSED, LIKE SIGN. >> MADAME PRESIDENT MAY I ABSTAIN. AT THIS TIME I'M GOING TO ASK MR. MIER TO MEET ME AT THE PODIUM.

>> YOU'RE ALWAYS WELCOME TO COME BACK.

WE'VE LOVED WHAT YOU'VE DONE. WHEREAS JACK MINER SERVED AS A MEMBER OF THE COMMUNITY RELATIONS COMMISSION FROM DECEMBER 2013 TO DECEMBER 2019 AND WHEREAS HE SERVE AS VICE CHAIRMAN TO DECEMBER 2019 AND CHAIR FROM JANUARY OF 2016 TO THROUGH DECEMBER 219 AND WHEREAS JACK'S PROACTIVE LEADERSHIP OF THE COMMISSION FOCUSSED ON ENCOURAGING COMMUNITY DIALOGUE OB A COMMUNITY OF TOPICS AND CULMINATE WITH THE INITIATIVE TO LEAD TO THE ADOPTION OF AN INCLUSIVE NON-DISCRIMINATION ORDINANCE ON MAY 20, 2019 AND WHEREAS JACK MINER HAS VOLUNTEERED HIS TIME AND ENERGY AND WORTHINGTON CITY COUNCIL RECOGNIZED THE SERVICE GIVEN BY JACK INER ON HIS COMMUNITY RELATIONS COMMISSION.

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED ABOUT THE COUNCIL OF THE MUNICIPALITY OF WORTHINGTON, SECTION 1 ON BEHALF THE COMMUNITY, THE CITY COUNCIL HEREBY EXPRESSES TO JACK MINER SINCERE THANK YOU FOR HIS SERVICE AND EXTENDS TO HIM BEST WISHES IN THE FUTURE AND SECTION 2, WILL THE CLERK BE INSTRUCTED TO FORWARD A DUALLY CERTIFIED COPY TO JACK MINOR AND INSERT IT INTO THE RECORD BOOK.

THANK YOU.

>> I WANT TO THANK ALL OF YOU. I HAVE ABSOLUTELY LOVED THIS.

I'VE HAD A GREAT TIME WITH ALL OF YOU YOU HAVE BEEN WONDERFUL TO WORK WITH OVER THE YEARS AND HAVE ALWAYS BEEN REGARDLESS OF WHERE YOU ALL STAND POLITICALLY YOU'VE BEEN GREAT TO THE COMMISSION ND YOU'VE SEEN OUR ISSUES AND THE WORK WE'VE DONE AS AN OPPORTUNITY TO BRING EVERYBODY TOGETHER AND BRING THE COMMUNITY TOGETHER WHICH IS ULTIMATELY WHAT WE WANT TO DO.

I ALSO WANT TO CALL A OUPLE SPECIAL THANKS.

ANGIE CARTWRIGHT HAS BEEN MY VOICE CHAIR THE ENTIRE TIME I SERVED AS CHAIR AND WE WOULDN'T BE WHERE WE ARE WITHOUT OUR RESOURCES AND TO CONGRATULATE ANNIE PAULENE WHO WELL STEP IN

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AS THE NEW CHAIR OF COMMUNITY COMMISSION AND WILL DO REAT WORK IN THE YEARS TO COME. THANK YOU ALL.

>> AT THIS TIME I THINK I'M GOING TO INVITE MAYOR HOLMES TO COME UP AND I THINK HE HAS SOMETHING FOR YOU.

>> IT'S GOOD TO BE HERE. THANKS FOR COUNCIL FOR INVITING KNOW PRESENT THIS RESOLUTION ON BEHALF OF COUNCIL.

THANK YOU O THE STAFF HERE. I SEE THEM WALKING THROUGH THE HALLS AND THEY CLEAN UP NICE. SUIT AND TIE MAKES IT DIFFICULT TO RECOGNIZE SOME OF THEM AND THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO CAME TO BE HERE FOR THE RECOGNITIONS. BURY CALL DOUG OVER HERE, I WANT TO MAKE A COMMENT WHAT STRUCK ME ABOUT THIS RESOLUTION IS THERE'S A LOT OF THINGS REFERENCED IN THE RESOLUTION THAT HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH THE COUNTLESS MEETINGS THAT YOU ALL HAVE MANY MONDAY NIGHTS AND HAVING AN OLDER BROTHER THAT MANY YEARS AGO SERVED ON COUNCIL AND A SEE DAVE FOIFT A BROTHER WHO -- FOUST, A BROTHER, AND EING MAYOR I'M WEAR OF THE TIME PUT IN AND AS A LONG TIME MEMBER OF COMMUNITY, IT'S MY OPPORTUNITY TO SAY THANK YOU TO ALL YOU DO IN ADDITION TO THE MEETING MONDAY NIGHT TO CONDUCT THE CITY'S BUSINESS.

. AS I SAID I'M A LONG-TIME RESIDENT OF THE CITY OF WORTHINGTON BUT IT'S ONE FAMILY THAT'S GOT ME TOPPED AND IT'S DOUG'S FAMILY.

I THOUGHT I WAS GOING TO REFERENCE THREE GENERATIONS OF FOUST BECAUSE I KNOW THREE. I KNOW DAVE AND HELEN, DAVE'S PARENTS. LIVED DOWN HE STREET FROM US AND OUR BOYS MANY YEARS. I KNOW DOUG AND NANCY AND COLIN.

I KNOW DAVE AND BEN AND CORY. I KNOW THAT'S GENERATION AND THAT'S GENERATION TWO AND THREE AND I SPOKE WITH DOUG AND HE SAID THERE'S FIVE GENERATIONS OF FOUST BECAUSE GRANDMA ZIMMERMAN, HELEN'S MOTHER WAS ONE OF THE FIRST RESIDENTS AT STAFFORD VILLAGE AND APPARENTLY HE HAS FIVE GRANDCHILDREN SO THERE'S YOUR FIFTH GENERATION. IT STRIKES ME IT'S NOT A SURPRISE WHERE ALL F YOUR PASSION TO SERVE YOUR CITY COMES FROM AND IN THE CASE OF DOUG, HE HAS DEEP DEEP OUTES IN THIS COMMUNITY. PROBABLY AS EEP AS ANYBODY.

ON BEHALF OF COUNCIL, IT'S MY PRIVILEGE TO READ THIS RESOLUTION TO YOU, DOUG. WHEREAS DOUGLAS FOUST DILL GIG GENTLY SERVED FROM -- DILIGENTLY SERVED AND DURING HIS TIME ON 3 CITY COUNCIL DOUGLAS FOUST SERVED WITH DIGNITY AND EXPERTISE ON THE COMMUNITY GRANTS COMMUNITY ND CHARTER REVIEW COMMISSION AND THE ENERGY SPECIAL IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND WHEREAS DOUGLAS FOUST HAS CONTRIBUTED TO THE VITALITY, GROWTH AND PRESERVATION OF THE WORTHINGTON COMMUNITY AND HEREAS DOUGLAS FOUST HAS REPRESENT THE PEOPLE OF WORTHINGTON TO HIS COMMITMENT OF EXCELLENCE IN ALL CITY SERVICES AND IS A LIFE LONG WORTHINGTON RESIDENT AND REMAINS COMMITTED TO THE HEALTH AND WELFARE OF ALL CITIZENS. THERE ARE BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE MUNICIPALITY OF WORTHINGTON, SECTION 1 ON BEHALF OF THE RESIDENTS THE CITY COUNCIL EXPRESSES TO DOUGLAS FOUST SINCERE APPRECIATION AND EXTENDS HIM BEST WISHES IN FUTURE PURSUIT. AND SECTION 2, THE CLERK OF THE COUNCIL BEING INSTRUCTED TO FORWARD A DULY CERTIFIED COPY OF THIS RESOLUTION TO DOING LAS FOUST AND RECORD SAID RESOLUTION IN THE APPROPRIATE RECORD OOK SIGNED BY THE MAYOR AND DOUG,

CONGRATULATIONS. >> THIS IS WHAT KAY REFERS TO AS

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A SHADOW BOX. AN ELEGANT CASE WITH OUR NAME AND RECOGNITION FOR YOUR SERVICE IN CITY COUNCIL 2016 TO 2019.

THE COUNCIL GIVES YOU THIS WITH GREAT GRATITUDE, DOUG.

>> THANK YOU. THANK YOU FOR COMING OUT I'M SURE THERE'S A LOT OF PLACE AS A GUY CAN SPEND A MONDAY NIGHT.

I WANT TO MAKE SOME COMMENTS AND IF THAT'S OKAY I'LL RETURN TO

THE DAIS. >> WHEREVER YOU'RE MORE

COMFORTABLE. >> OME BECAUSE I HAVE NOTES.

>> IT'S ONLY A PAGE AND A HALF IN 12 POINT FONT AND I THOUGHT I'D BETTER SIT HERE. I WANT IT MAKE A FEW COMMENTS OUR CITY AND OUR NATION ARE FOUNDED ON THE PRINCIPLE OF REPRESENTATIVE OF GOVERNMENT AND I'VE TRIED TO KEEP THAT IN FRONT OF ME AT ALL TIMES WHILE SEATED HERE.

IT'S SUM HUMBLING, WE'RE NOT LEADERS WE'RE PUBLIC SERVANTS.

IT'S EASY AND TO FORGET THAT AND TO THINK WE KNOW WHAT'S BEST AND SURROUND OURSELVES BY PEOPLE WHO THINK THAT WE DO AND IT'S EASY AND TEMPTING TO GET CAUGHT UP IN WHAT'S HOT IN THE MOMENT.

BUMPER STICKER THINKING, TOSSING AROUND A POPULAR TERM OR PHRASE OR THE CON STHECHT DAY. I'VE NEVER CARED WHAT A REGIONAL PLANNING COMMISSION THINK OR SAYS AND HALF A MILLION PEOPLE IN THE NEXT 30 YEARS SAY DATA POINT BUT I DOESN'T CHANGE MY THOUGHT ON THIS CITY OF WORTHINGTON.

I DON'T CARE THAT A SMALL ORCHESTRATED PARADE OF PARK TECTS AND DEVELOPERS PRAISED THE NEW STAFFORD VILLAGE DESIGN LAST WEEK. I AGREE WITH THEM IT'S AN ATTRACTIVE STRUCTURE. IT WOULD BE GORGEOUS ON THE SITE BUT THE QUESTION WAS THE APPROPRIATENESS TO THE DISTRICT.

I'M SIMILARLY UNMOVED A COUPLE DOZEN PEOPLE WROTE LETTERS AND ANOTHER HALF DOZEN SPOKE UP AND IT HAS TO DO WITH THE IMPORTANCE OF HE'DING THE MAJORITY. -- HEEDING THIS.

NANCY AND I ATTENDED A PARTY OVER THE WEEKEND, A FRIEND OF MI MINE, BRYAN.

THEY'RE MOVING TO THE HOME THEY JUST BOUGHT IN RUSH CREEK AND THEY'RE EXCITED. BRYAN WAS TALKING ABOUT ALL THE MOVING AND PACKING AND HAULING AND UNPACKING AND THE INTERNET AND CABLE AND THE LIST IS ENDLESS AND I WAS REMINDED ABOUT WHAT I THOUGHT ABOUT WHY I DID THIS.

THERE'S AN UNWRITTEN AGREEMENT. A SOCIAL CONTRACT BETWEEN THOSE OF US AS PUBLIC SERVANTS AND THE PUBLIC WE SERVE TO HONOR THEIR EXPECTATIONS. SEE, IT ISN'T WHAT BRYAN SAID TO ME, IT'S WHAT HE DIDN'T SAY. HE DIDN'T SAY, YOU KNOW, DOUG, WE THINK WE'RE A B MINUS BUT HOPING IT WILL BECOME WHAT WE WANT IT TO BE. THINK ABOUT IT.

HAS ANYONE ACTUALLY SAID THOSE WORDS PRIOR TO PUTTING IT ALL ON THE LINE, MAKING THE BIGGEST PURCHASE F THEIR LIFE AND SIGNING A 30-YEAR COMMITMENT ON MONEY THEY HAVEN'T MADE YET? NO. THEY SAID THAT MAKES SENSE TO ME AND LOOKS LIKE MY IDEA OF HOME AND WHERE I WANT TO BE AND RAISE MY KIDS. COULD HAVE PICKED ANOTHER COMMUNITY BUT THEY CHOSE WORKING TON.

THAT'S THE GUY I FEEL WE'RE RESPONSIBLE TO ND HOPE EVERYBODY FEELS THAT SAME POWERFUL SENSE OF RESPONSIBILITY AND THE SOCIAL CONTRACT. YOU CAN TALK ABOUT WALKABILITY OR INCLUSIVITY BUT DON'T FORGET ABOUT BRYAN AND THE THOUSANDS LIKE HIM WHO STAKE THEIR FUTURE ON WHAT THEY SAW NOW NOT WHAT SOMEBODY ELSE THINK WE'RE OBLIGATED TO BECOME.

THERE'S THE UNWRITTEN SOCIAL CONTRACT I BELIEVE WE AS PUB LISH SERVANTS ARE FIRST AND FOREMOST OBLIGATED TO UPHOLD AND THE ANECDOTE TO THE BUMPER STICKER THINKING THAT WE'RE LEADERS RATHER THAN PUBLIC SERVANTS IS A PROCESS SO TAKE A

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STEP OR POTENTIALLY THROWING THE HISTORIC DISTRICT AND ALL IT MEANS IN THE GUIDELINES UNDER THE BUS OR ANY OF THE THINGS THAT CAN'T BE UNDONE, PAUSE LONG ENOUGH TO FIND OUT HAT THE PEOPLE THINK. IT'S ONLY A MATTER OF MONTH UNTIL THE VISION WILL BE COMPLETE AND THERE'S NOTHING SO PRESSING WE CAN'T WAIT TO LET PEOPLE SPEAK, THE PEOPLE WHO PLACED US HERE TO REPRESENT THEM THE MAJORITY OF OICES IN THE COMMUNITY TODAY WHO CHOSE WORTHINGTON NOT FOR WHAT THEY THOUGHT IT MIGHT BECOME SOME DAY BUT FOR WHAT THEY SEE HERE NOW.

PEOPLE HAVE CRITICIZED THE CITY FOR NOT LISTENING AND IN THE PROFESSIONAL YOU ASK THE 3 QUESTION AND NOW YOU BETTER BE PREPARED TO ACCEPT AND REM BRACE THE ANSWER WHATEVER IT TURNS OUT TO BE. PLEASE, BEFORE TAKING ATTEMPT WILL ALTER THE CITY, STOP AND LISTEN BEFORE YOU ACT.

IN CLOSING, I WANT TO THANK CITY STAFF FOR YOUR DEDICATED SERVICE, FOR YOUR FRIENDSHIP AND ALL YOU'VE DONE TO TEACH ME AND GUIDE ME AND PUT UP WITH ME. IT SOUNDS CLICHE BUT I'VE BEEN HONORED TO SERVE THE CITIZENS AND SERVE ALONGSIDE YOU AND HOPE I'VE SERVED YOU WELL. THANK YOU.

>> I'M NOT THE MAYOR IN TERMS OF MY WORDS, MR. FOUST BUT I THINK WHEN A COUNCIL MEMBER LEAVES OFFICE THERE'S A LITTLE BIT OF A SENSE OF CHANGE FOR STAFF. I WANTED TO ON BEHALF OF STAFF

OFFER SOME WORDS. >> IT'S ABOUT TO GET EASIER.

>> NO, T'S SINCERELY BEEN AN HONOR TO SERVE YOU AND ON BEHALF OF THE STAFF I WANT TO THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT AND HARD WORK AND AVAILABILITY TO US. PLEASE KNOW WE'VE ALWAYS APPRECIATED YOUR PERSPECTIVE, WHAT YOU BROUGHT TO THE TABLE AND A PRAGMATIC BUSINESS MAN AND ADVOCATE FOR THE HISTORY AND CULTURE AND BRINGS THE PERSPECTIVE ONLY AS THE RESULT OF HAVING DEEP ROOTS IN THE COMMUNITY.

IN MY 12 YEARS AS CITY MANAGER MR. FOUST IS THE THIRD COUNCIL MEMBER THAT LIVES OR LIVED ON HIGH GATE AVENUE.

I'M VINCED THERE'S SOMETHING IN THE I'M CONVINCED THAT THERE'S STOCK MARKET WATER TO CHALLENGE THE STATUS QUO AND ASK TOUGH BUT FAIR QUESTIONS AND HOLD US AS STAFF ACCOUNTABLE AS WE SEEK TO DO THE PUBLIC'S BUSINESS. WE ARE GLAD THAT YOU HAVE AND IT'S NOT LOST ON US YOUR QUESTIONS HAVE LARGELY FOCUSSED ON THE IG PICTURE. THE MOST IMPORTANT ISSUES AT HAND AND PLACED MUCH FAITH AND TRUST IN US TO RUN THE CITY.

WE'RE APPRECIATIVE OF THE TRUST. YOUR BUSINESS EXPERTISE CAME THROUGH EACH YEAR WHEN WE PICKED YOUR BRAIN ABOUT HEALTH INSURANCE. AN AREA YOU KNOW MORE ABOUT THAN ANY OF US. AND I ALWAYS APPRECIATE YOU HELP US STRIKE A BALANCE FOR WHAT'S FINANCIALLY PRUDENT NOR CITY AND REASONABLE IN THE MARKETPLACE AND AT HEART WHAT WAS GOOD FOR PUBLIC EMPLOYEES AND THEIR FAMILIES.

I'LL END MY REMARKS WITH TWO THINGS.

ONE, A WHOLEHEARTED THANKS TO YOU AND TO NANCY AND TO YOUR FAMILY. PUBLIC SERVICE IS A SHARED COMMITMENT AND WE'RE ALL WELL AWARE OF THE HOURS WITH US ARE HOURS AWAY FROM THEM. SO WE'RE APPRECIATIVE OF THEIR GIFT OF YOU TO THIS COMMUNITY AND LASTLY I'LL OFFER A QUOTE THE MAIN QUESTION OF LIFE IS NOT WHAT CAN I GET BUT WHAT CAN I GIVE AND WE'RE THANKFUL THAT YOU CHOSE TO GIVE SOME OF YOUR TIME

AND SERVICE TO ALL OF US. >> I AM, HUMBLED.

THANK YOU.

>> WE'RE ALL GOING TO MISS YOU ON COUNCIL.

THERE'S WONDERFUL OPPORTUNITIES AND IDEAS YOU BROUGHT FORWARD.

SOMETIMES YOU BROUGHT WAYS WE HADN'T THOUGHT ABOUT THINGS AND YOU DID A TREMENDOUS JOB IN REPRESENTING THE CITY.

I KNOW WE ALL WANT TO THANK YOU FOR WHAT YOU'VE DONE AND WE KNOW

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WE'LL SEE YOU AROUND THE CITY AND YOU'LL BE INVOLVED AND CONTINUE TO EXPRESS YOUR VIEWS AND THOUGHTS WHICH WE APPRECIATE. IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE?

>> AND CAN'T TOP WHAT WAS SAID BUT WE DON'T ALWAYS AGREE AND I THINK THAT'S HEALTHY AND A GOOD THING.

I ALWAYS FELT EVEN IF I DISAGREED WITH YOU I COULD SPEAK MY MIND AND IT WOULDN'T BE CONSIDERED DISRESPECT AND WHEN IT WAS OVER WE CAN WALK OUT IN THE HALLWAY AND SHAKE HANDS AND STILL BE FRIENDS. AS I'VE SAID MANY TIMES THAT'S WHAT WORTHINGTON IS. THE ARCHITECTURE'S IMPORTANT AND THE BUILDINGS ARE IMPORTANT AND WHEN IT COMES DOWN TO IT, I AM HERE BECAUSE OF HIS GRANDKIDS THAT LIVE NEXT TO ME.

IT'S THE PEOPLE IN ORTHINGTON THAT BRING ME HERE AND I'M PROUD AND HONORED TO SAY I'VE SERVED WITH YOU AND DISGREED WITH YOU AND AGREED WITH YOU AND I COUNT YOU AS A FRIEND.

I'M BETTER FOR IT. THANK YOU.

>> THANK YOU, SCOTT. I HAVE APPRECIATED THE PARTNERSHIP AND THE FRIENDSHIP AND YOU HAVE CHALLENGED ME MANY TIMES AND IT MADE ME A BETTER PERSON.

THANK YOU. >> IS THERE ANY OTHER BUSINESS TO COME BEFORE COUNCIL? IF NOT, I'LL LET MR. FOUST MOVE

WE ADJOURN. >> AM I SUPPOSED TO NOVE EXECUTIVE SESSION OR CLOSE THE MEETING.

[7. Reports of Council Members]

>> ARE WE NOT GOING TO HAVE REPORTS BY COUNCIL MEMBERS?

>> >> I HAVE A COUPLE BRIEF THINGS HEADS UP THINGS. I HAD THREE THINGS I WANTED TO SPEAK ABOUT THE THIRD I AM NOT. I WAS GOING GIVE A REPORT AS I PROMISED FOR A MONTH AND A HALF ON MY ATTENDANCE AT THE PASS FORWARD CONFERENCE AT FOR HISTORIC PRESERVATION.

I WASN'T SATISFIED IN MY THINKING AND NOTES AND GOING 3 STEW ON THINGS AND PUT MY WORDS DOWN IN BETTER FORM AND DO THAT

THE FIRST MEETING IN JANUARY. >> WONDERFUL.

>> TWO OTHER ISSUES I WANT TO GIVE A HEADS UP ABOUT.

I'M PLANNING ON REPAIRING A PROPOSAL FOR A CAMPAIGN FINANCE CHARTER AMENDMENT TO BE BROUGHT BEFORE THE PUBLIC HOPEFULLY THROUGH ACTION BY CITY COUNCIL IN NOVEMBER OF 2020.

I'M EVISIONING TWO BASIC PROVISIONS.

THE FIRST RELATED TO REPORTING REQUIREMENTS AND THE SECOND RELATED TO CONTRIBUTION LIMITS. I'LL SHARE WHAT I BELIEVE IS AN IMPORTANT TOPIC FOR OUR CITY AND SECURING YOUR ENTHUSIASTIC SUPPORT. SECOND THING I'VE SPOKEN WITH THE DIRECTOR OF THE COLUMBUS CITY COUNCIL ABOUT THEIR LEGISLATION ACE AND THEY'LL BE PRESENTING THEIR ORDINANCE BEFORE JON IN JANUARY AND ADDED ADDITIONAL CONSUMER PROTECTION REVISIONS WHICH I WAS GLAD ABOUT AND I'M HOPING AND INTEND EARLY NEXT YEAR TO USE THEIR IMPROVED ORDNANCES TO A STARTING POINT TO RE-INTRODUCING THE TOPIC BEFORE CITY COUNCIL.

I ALSO INTEND TO EXPLORE WAYS TO USE THE ENACTMENT OF HE PROGRAM FOR FOCAL POINT FOR OTHER RELATED MEASURES WE MAY SAKE TO ENCOURAGE SOLAR POWERED COMPANIES SUCH AS POWER UP TO LOCATE AND IN WORTHINGTON. RIGHT NOW WORTHINGTON HAS APPROXIMATELY 35 RESIDENTIAL SHOW AR INSTALLATIONS.

HOW COOL MIGHT IT BE IN THE FIRST YEAR WE ADD 25 OR 50 AND IN THE SECOND YEAR 50 OR 100 MORE OR WORTHINGTON BECAME A CENTER IN FRANKLY -- FRANKLIN COUNTY IN THE SOLAR INDUSTRY.

I'LL BRING THAT FORWARD ONCE COLUMBUS CONTINUED THEIR LEGISLATION. I'LL LOOK FORWARD TO TALKING ABOUT THAT ITH ALL OF YOU PARTICULARLY MY COLLEAGUES CONCERNED ABOUT CONSUMER PROTECTION AND LOOK TO MEET YOUR

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CONCERNS SATISFACTORILY. THANK YOU.

>> ANY OWNER CONCERNS? >> NOTHING, THANK YOU.

>> NOTHING. >> WE HAD A MOTION TO ADJOURN BY MR. FOUST. IS THERE A SECOND?

>> SECOND. >> ALL IN FAVOR SAY BY SAYING

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