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[1. Call To Order]

[00:00:09]

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: I'M GOING TO ALL THE MARCH 9, MEETING OF THE WORTHINGTON CITY COUNCIL TO ORDER.

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

[4. Visitor Comments]

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: OKAY. PLEASE BE SEATED.

UNDER VISITOR COMMENTS WE HAVE MR. MICHAEL BATES IF YOU WOULD

LIKE TO COME ON UP. >> MICHAEL BAITS, 6560 EVENING STREET IN WORTHINGTON. ON HERE ON BEHALF OF WARD THIS EVENING. IN 2018, WITH THE PROMPTING OF MEMBERS OF CITY COUNCIL, WARD PREPARED A WHITE PAPER ON HOW TO CITIZENS OF WORTHINGTON WOULD LIKE TO SEE THE MCA PROPERTY DEVELOPED WITH THE PROPOSED OHIO FACILITATE ON UMCH, IT'S A GOOD TIME TO BRING THE ABOUT BACK UP. THE WHITE PAPER AGREED WITH THE CONCEPT OF COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENT ALONG HIGH STREET.

WHICH THE THE OHIO HEALTH PROPOSAL SEEMS TO IT.

ALSO CALLED FOR A LIMITED HIGH DENSITY RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT.

TERM LIMITED. AND SIGNIFICANT CONTINUOUS GREEN SPACE. REMAINING ON THE PROPERTY TO CREATE AN OVERALL LEGACY PROJECT.

WARD'S UNDERSTANDING IS UMCH IS ON THIS WEEK'S AGENDA FOR THE CITY COUNCIL RETREAT. AND WOULD LIKE TO PARTICIPATE IN A DISCUSSION SO WHEN WE'RE LOOKING FOR IS A YES OR NO FROM CITY COUNCIL THAT PUBLIC COMMENT WILL BE ACCEPTED AT THE RETREAT ON THE SUBJECT. THANK YOU.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: MIC] SPEAKING ABOUT CHALLENGES OF THE SPEAKER BY CHANGES CHALLENGING. AND OUR OTHER ITEMS ARE PUBLIC ORGANIZATION. DISCUSSING OUR MISSION AND VALUES, WHAT IS OUR PURPOSE AND WHAT ARE WE UNDERTO TAKE TO FILL FULL THE PURPOSE. THE ORGANIZATIONAL CAPABILITIES, COMPETENCIES AND CAPACITY HOW WE ORGANIZE TO PURSUE OUR ISSION.

HOW TO WE OPERATE IN RELATION TO ONE ANOTHER AND THE AUDIENCE AFFECTED BY OUR ACTIONS, FUNCTIONS, WHAT WE PURSUE AS THE CITY'S MISSION AND VISION. AND COUNCIL EXPECTATIONS AND ONGOING DISCUSSION OF OUR CULTURE.

THERE ISN'T A TIME OR ANY SPECIFIC PROJECT IS SLATED TO

BE DISCUSSED. >> OKAY.

CAN WE ASSUME THAT THE PROPERTY WILL BE DISCUSSED AT SOME POINT AROUND, TALKING ABOUT VISION AND OBJECTIVES OF THE CITY?

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: I'M NOT SURE EXACTLY -- IT MAY COME UP.

>> THANK YOU. >> D. ROBINSON: I REMEMBER PRETTY DISTINCTLY A FEW WEEKS AGO BRINGING UP THE ATHE OF THE COMP PLAN. IT WAS AGREED IT WOULD BE DISCUSSED AT THE RETREAT. I'M A BIT URPRISED.

>> R. DOROTHY: I WAS GOING TO SAY THE SAME.

THE PLAN WOULD AT LEAST BE BROUGHT UP.

AT MINIMUM TALK BRIEFLY ABOUT IT AT MINIMUM.

>> D. ROBINSON: WHO ESTABLISHED THE AGENDA FOR THE RETREAT?

IS IT SOMETHING WE'LL DISCUSS? >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: INFORMATION THAT SEVERAL COUNCILMEMBERS EVERYBODY GAVE COMMENT TODAY MARTY JENKENS.

AND HE ORGANIZED THEM. I'M SURE THE COMP PLAN AND OTHER TOPICS WILL COME UP. I DON'T DISAGREE ON THAT.

>> D. ROBINSON: UMCH IS THE SINGLE MOST IMPORTANT ISSUE FACING THE CITY. IT WOULD BE REMISS OF US NOT TO DISCUSS IT AND ALLOW TIME FOR IT.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL:

>> D. ROBINSON: OKAY. MR. BATES, THANK YOU FOR COMING THIS EVENING AND BRINGS THIS TO OUR ATTENTION.

I THINK YOU ASKED A QUESTION AS TO WHETHER OR NOT COUNCIL WOULD WELCOME PUBLIC COMMENT. MY UNDERSTANDING IS NOT. I THINK I SHOULD BE STATED EXPLICITLY IT THAT'S THE CASE.

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>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: PART. AS YOU KNOW, I LISTENED AT PREVIOUS MEETINGS. I THINK THE DIFFERENCE NOW IS THE OPPORTUNITY TO COMMENT. AND THAT'S WHAT WE'RE ASKING.

AND YOU KNOW, I GUESS YES OR O. THE ANSWER IS YES, FINE.

IF IT'S NO, I GUESS WE UNDERSTAND THAT.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: IN THE PAST SUCH AN IMPORTANT ISSUE BESIDES WARD THAT HAVE VERY DEFINITE STRONG INTEREST, IF NOTHING ELSE, THE PROJECT COMMUNITY PARK.

IF WE LET ONE GROUP IN, WE SHOULD LET THE OTHERS.

I THINK WE'RE GOING TO KEEP THIS TO COUNCIL.

>> OKAY. I UNDERSTAND THAT.

BUT WHAT'S THE PROBLEM IF OTHER GROUPS ARE ALLOWED TO COMMENT.

>> PRO TEM S. MYERS: THIS IS NOT A PUBLIC HEARING ON ANY SPECIFIC ISSUE, MR. BATES. I THINK YOU HAVE BEEN TO THEM BEFORE. YOU KNOW WHAT THEY ARE LIKE.

IT'S MUCH MORE FREE WHEELING. THIS IS THE TIME WHERE COUNCIL CAN SPEAK IN A LITTLE MORE INHIBITOR MANNER.

THERE IS A STRUCTURED FRAMEWORK BASED UPON GOALS AND VISIONS TYPICALLY. WITHIN THAT CONTEXT, WE ALMOST ALWAYS TOUCH ON THE SIGNIFICANT ISSUES CONFRONTING US.

THIS IS THE ONE OPPORTUNITY WE GET AS COUNCIL TO SIT DOWN AND DISCUSS AMONGST OURSELVES. THERE WILL BE OPPORTUNITIES, AS YOU KNOW, IF THIS COMES UP, AND I HOPE IT WILL IN A PUBLIC SESSION, NOT JUST ON AN APPLICATION.

THAT WE ACTUALLY HAVE A DISCUSSION IN PUBLIC ON THIS PARTICULAR SUBJECT. AND IT'S NOT JUST UMCH, THERE ARE FUNDAMENTAL ISSUES THAT UNDER THEM WE HAVE NEVER ADDRESSED AS A COMMUNITY THAT NEED TO BE ADDRESSED IN A MUCH BROADER CONTEXT. WE ASK FOR YOUR COURTESY IN ALLOWING US THE OPPORTUNITY TO HAVE THAT DISCUSSION AMONGST OURSELVES. THERE WILL BE THE OPPORTUNITY BEFORE ANYTHING HAPPENS FOR THE PUBLIC TO GIVE INPUT ON THE SUBJECT. THIS IS NOT WHAT WE CONSIDER A

MEETING, DEBATABLE MEETING. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: THERE IS O WAY WE WOULD HAVE SOMETHING REGARDING UMCH AND THE COMP PLAN WITHOUT PUBLIC INPUT. WE KNOW IT'S TOO IMPORTANT TO THIS COMMUNITY. AND IT'S ONLY RIGHT AND FAIR WE HAVE MEETINGS, OPPORTUNITIES FOR PEOPLE TO EXPRESS THEIR VIEWS AND THOUGHTS. AND COME IN AND HAVE DEDICATED TIME TO THESE ISSUES. WHEN WE -- AND I REST ASSURE, YOU KNOW, AS LONG AS I AVE SOMETHING TO DO WITH IT, THERE WILL BE MEETINGS AND OPPORTUNITIES AND PUBLIC OPPORTUNITIES FOR INPUT REGARDING THESE TOPICS BEFORE ANYTHING IS COMPLETELY FORWARD AND FINALIZED.

>> I'M TAKING THE ANSWER IS, NO. JUST SO THAT I'M CLEAR.

>> PRO TEM S. MYERS: MY OPINION, YES.

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

. >> D. ROBINSON: IF I MAY FOR THE RECORD, I FIND YOUR QUESTION TO BE UNDERSTANDABLE AND JUSTIFIED GIVEN THE ABSENCE OF DIALOGUE FOR THE PAST FOUR-AND-A-HALF

YEARS. >> PRO TEM S. MYERS: I DO TAKE ISSUE WITH THAT. THERE'S BEEN MORE DIALOGUE ON THIS SUBJECT THAN ANY OTHER IN MY 18 YEARS OF SITTING BEHIND THIS TABLE. HAS IT BEEN DIRECTED AND FOCUSED AND APPROPRIATE AND IS HAS IT ACCOMPLISHED ANYTHING? NO. THIS SUBJECT WE TALKED ABOUT MORE THAN ANY OTHER AT LEAST IN THE TIME I HAVE BEEN HERE.

>> D. ROBINSON: I DON'T RECALL IT BEING ON THE COUNCIL AGENDA FOR THE LAST FEW YEARS? MAYBE I MISSED IT.

HAS IT BEEN? ENOUGH SAID.

THANK YOU. >> COUNCILMEMBER PRESIDENT.

I ECEIVED A MESSAGE FROM THE PRODUCERS ON THE LIVE STREAM, THEY ARE NOT PICKING EVERYONE UPEN.

IF YOU CAN DOUBLE CHECK YOUR MIC IS ON WHEN YOU ARE SPEAKING,

[5.A. Community Visioning Update]

THEY WOULD APPRECIATE IT. THANK YOU.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: MOVING ALONG, WE HAVE THE COMMUNITY VISIONING UPDATE. WE ALWAYS ENJOY HAVING THE

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WONDERFUL UPDATE. SO MR. GREESON, YOU WANT TO

INVITE OUR -- >> M. GREESON: PRESIDENT MICHAE, I'LL TURN IT OVER TO MR. SHERMAN, OUR CHAIR OF OUR VISIONING COMMITTEE FOR HIS REPORT.

>> THANK YOU. PRESIDENT MICH AEL, MEMBERS OF COUNCIL, THANK YOU AGAIN FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO GIVE YOU AN UPDATE.

OUR LAST UPDATE WAS ON THE SECOND OF FEBRUARY.

WE HAD TWO VC MEETINGS SINCE THEN.

WE HAVE BEEN A BUSY BUNCH. WE ARE NOW THROUGH WITH THE DATA GATHERING. WE ARE HEADING INTO WHAT WE'RE ALL LOOKING FORWARD TO. AND THAT IS THE PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT. AND OUR OUTREACH CAMPAIGN.

WITH THAT BEING SAID, I'VE GOT A FEW COMMENTS AND SOME STATEMENTS HERE THAT THE WHOLE GOAL HERE, I DON'T WANT THIS TO GET LOST.

OUR INTENT AND GOAL IS TO ENGAGE 80% OF THE COMMUNITY.

AND WITH THAT, WE'RE GOING TO DO THE VIA THE REGISTRATION AND WEBSITE BECAUSE IT'S INTERACTIVE AND IT WILL GIVE US A GOOD OPPORTUNITY TO POINT TO THE FACT, HOW MANY DID WE GET TO.

THAT'S WHAT WE'RE REALLY GOING TO TALK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THIS EVENING. IS HOW ARE WE GOING TO DO THAT? SO I THINK AT THE BASE OF ALL THE THIS WE'RE BASICALLY ASKING THE COMMUNITY BE HEARD. WANT THE RESIDENTS TO KNOW IT'S A YEAR-LONG PROCESS AND IT'S UP TO THEM TO ENGAGE.

AND HOPEFULLY THEY CHOOSE TO DO SO.

WE'LL ASK THEM TO STAY INVOLVED. I THINK YOU WILL SEE THE WEBSITE, WHAT WE'VE DONE THERE. THE PUBLIC MEETINGS.

WHAT WE'VE BEEN ABLE TO COME UP WITH HERE WITH THE VILLAGE TALKS. THIS IS REALLY IMPORTANT BECAUSE I THINK HAT ANN HAS CREATED HERE IN THE NEWSLETTER IS A GREAT FRONT PAGE TALKING ABOUT WHAT WE ARE, WHAT THE WEBSITE THERE. MOST IMPORTANTLY, YOU HAVE THE QR KNOWED. IF THEY WILL SCAN THAT, IT WILL TAKE THEM TO THE WEBPAGE. WE'RE INVITING THEM TO THE OUTREACH, THE BEGINNING OF THE OUTREACH MEETINGS.

AND THAT IS GOING TO BE THE VISIONING WORKSHOP.

SO WE'LL GET AFTER THAT WITH OUR CONSULTING PARTNER.

THE OTHER THINGS WE'RE DOING IS THE GOOD OLD THIS WEEK, WE HAD A NICE PIECE ON THE 20TH OF FEBRUARY.

GO TO THE WEBSITE, THE YOUTUBE. PLEASE GO TO THE WEBSITE.

WE DIDN'T GET AFTER THE VILLAGE TALKS, WHICH WE JUST TALKED ABOUT. SO THE OTHER THING WE HAVE DONE, AND YOU'VE SEEN THIS, THIS IS THE BROCHURE.

SO WHAT ARE WE GOING TO THE WITH THIS? IF YOU ARE OUT AND ABOUT IN THE COMMUNITY THERE ARE 15 SPOTS THIS HAS BEEN PLACED. WE HAVE ONE OF OUR VISIONING COMMITTEE MEMBERS OUT EVERY WEEK MAKING SURE THE CARDS ARE STACKED AND TALK TO THE F FOLKS ADD THE LIBRARY AND GRIS.

WE'LL MONITOR THESE 15 LOCATIONS.

IF IT DOESN'T WORK WE'LL MOVE THEM TO A PLACE THAT WILL.

THE OTHER THING WE'VE DONE, WE ALL HAVE BUSINESS CARDS. WHICH I THINK IS A NICE TOUCH. IT'S A LITTLE DIFFERENT THAN IN THE PAST. AGAIN, THERE IS OUR WONDERFUL LOGO. AND WE'RE NEXT TO OUR NAME IS THE QR CODE. AS WE HAND THIS OFF, FEEL FREE TO CALL ME. WHEN YOU GET HOME, DO ME A FAVOR AND SCAN THIS. I THINK THIS WILL BEGIN TO GET PEOPLE TO GO ACTIVELY TO THE WEBSITE.

OUR STRATEGY. WHAT ARE WE GOING TO DO WITH ISALL OF THIS AND HOW ARE WE GOING TO START? I THINK WE'VE BEGUN WITH THE BROCHURE.

WE'VE ALSO GOT THE WEBSITE GOING.

BUT THE THER THING THAT WE'RE THINKING VERY HARD ABOUT THAT I WANTED TO TALK TO YOU FOLKS ABOUT TONIGHT, WE WANT TO TAKE, THERE IS AN ACTIVE GROUP OF PEOPLE HERE THAT HAVE COME IN AND APPLIED FOR BOARDS AND APPLIED FOR THE VISIONING COMMITTEE. AND THINGS SUCH AT THAT.

I WOULD LIKE TO GET A LIST OF THOSE PEOPLE.

BECAUSE WHAT WE'RE GOING TO DO IS PUT AN EMAIL OUT AND SAY, JOIN US AS A PART OF THE WORK GROUP.

THERE IS 13 OF US. AND I'M THINKING THERE IS PROBABLY 70 OF THEM. AND IF WE CAN GET A HANDFUL OR MORE OF THOSE FOLKS TO HELP THEN WE'VE GOT THE BEGINNING OF WHAT I THINK WILL BE AN AWARENESS WE CAN START FACE-TO-FACE.

THERE ARE 11 NEIGHBORHOOD GROUPS INSIDE OF OUR WONDERFUL COMMUNITY. THAT'S WORTHINGTON ESTATES, COLONIAL HILLS, PLACES SUCH AS THIS.

WE'LL TAKE THE GROUP AND HAVE THEM BECOME TEAMS THAT WILL BE ASSIGNED TO EACH OF THESE INDIVIDUAL NEIGHBORHOODS.

WE'VE ALSO FOUND THAT THESE 11 GROUPS HAVE GOT A FACEBOOK PAGE.

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SO DO WE. SO STARTING TOMORROW, WE'RE PUSHING EVERY EVERYTHING OUT WITH THE WEBSITE TO THE FACEBOOK PAGE FOR THE NEIGHBORHOODS SO WE CAN REACH THEM ON A DIFFERENT LEVEL. AND HOPEFULLY START THAT INTERACTION PROCESS. EACH TEAM WILL HAVE A TEAM LEADER AND HAVE INDIVIDUAL GOALS SHARED WITH THE GROUP TO SAY, HOW ARE WE GOING TO BEGIN THIS OUTREACH.

ONCE WE START THE OUTREACH, WHAT IS THAT GOING TO LOOK LIKE? SO WITH THAT BEING SAID, I THINK WHAT'S REALLY IMPORTANT IS THE WEBPAGE. IN YOUR PACKET AND UP ON THE BOARD IS THIS IS OUR BRAND-NEW WEBPAGE.

AND WHAT YOU WILL SEE AS WE GO FORWARD IS THIS WEBPAGE IS GOING TO BE REREVISED AND REINVENTED I RELOOKED AT.

ACROSS THE TOP YOU WILL SEE DIFFERENT BARS AND WHAT THIS IS GOING TO DO IS START TO DIRECT YOU TO DO DIFFERENT THINGS WITHIN THE WEBSITE. WE'RE GOING TO TALK ABOUT UPCOMING EVENTS. YOU WILL SEE THE PIECE WILL BE THERE TOMORROW MEETING IN THE UPCOMING EVENTS WILL HAVE AN INTERACTIVE TILE. CLICK ON IT AND IT WILL GIVE YOU THE 911, ALL THE INFORMATION THAT YOU WILL WANT, THE 411 RATHER, ON WHAT THAT IS ABOUT. THE OTHER THING IS WE'RE TRYING TO GATHER THE TRADITION OF WHAT OUR COMMUNITY IS.

SO THERE IS A HISTORY HERE. THERE IS A RICH HISTORY WITHOUT GETTING INTO DATES AND THAT KIND OF THING. WE'RE GOING TO TALK ABOUT THAT. AND YOU CAN CLICK ON THAT AND DRIVE QUESTIONS TO THAT. THEN WE'LL GET INTO THE PRESENT, WHICH IS CELEBRATING OUR COMMUNITY.

AND LASTLY, LET'S LOOK AT THE FUTURE.

WHAT YOU WANT IT TO LOOK LIKE. THE BOTTOM LINE HERE IS THIS WILL NOT STAY THE SAME. AND WHAT I WOULD ASK WERE FROM COUNCIL IS AS YOU GO ON AND YOU REGISTER HERE, PLEASE JUST AS A CITIZEN, LET US KNOW WHAT YOU WANT TO SEE.

WE HAVE TO BE CAREFUL BECAUSE WE ARE PUSHED BY COUNCIL.

I THINK YOU A GREAT INSIGHT AND I WOULD APPRECIATE IT ON BEHALF OF THE COMMITTEE THIS WOULD HAPPEN FOR THAT.

AS WE GET UT IN THE COMMUNITY THEY WILL SAY, WELL, WHO IS THIS VISIONING GROUP, THE BUSINESS CARD DOESN'T MAKE A HOLE LOT OF SENSE. SO GUESS WHAT? TA-DA. WE HAVE COMMITTEE MEMBER T-SHIRTS WE'LL START WEARING EVERY PLATES WE GO.

AND OTHER PIECE OF THIS AS WE GET OUT INTO THE COMMUNITY.

YOU WILL START TO SEE THIS. WHAT I WANT TO SEE OUT OF OUR GROUP IS WE'RE VISIBLE AND ACCOUNTABLE AND WE WANT PEOPLE TO SAY, THESE PEOPLE ARE EVERYWHERE.

ALONG WITH THE WEBSITE AND EVERYTHING ELSE THAT IS ONGOING.

THERE IS A KICKOFF MEETING. AND THIS IS A WONDERFUL PIECE THAT'S BEEN PULLED TOGETHER FROM POGGEMEYER.

AND HAT WE'RE GOING TO DO WITH THIS IS AGAIN, IT TALKS ABOUT A SPECIFIC DATE. BUT IT HAS THE VISION WORTHINGTON. WE'LL HAVE 16 BY 20 CARDS MADE UP IN HEAVY STOCK. WE'RE GOING TO KNOCK ON DOORS.

I'M MEETING WITH NINA WEDNESDAY. WE'LL GET THESE IN WINDOWS AND PLACES IN THE COMMUNITY. SO THEY SAY, WHAT'S THIS? JUST THE AWARENESS. WHAT I'M HOPEFUL, THEY WON'T STOP IN READ BUT THEY ILL SEE THE VISION WORTHINGTON LOGO AND GO, WHAT'S THAT ALL ABOUT. THEY GO TO THE WEBSITE, AND THERE IT IS. THAT'S WHAT WE'RE TRYING TO FORCE AND FOCUS PEOPLE ON. THE OTHER THING WE'RE LOOKING AT IS FOCUS GROUPS. THERE IS GOING TO BE FOUR OF THOSE. TWO GROUPS IN APRIL.

TWO N MAY. AND THEN WE'RE ALSO OING TO HAVE VISITING CHARRETTE, WHICH IS THE ONGOING MORE INTENSE IN JUNE. THE LAST THING I'LL SHARE WITH YOU THIS EVENING IS THIS IS A DRAFT OF WHAT WE'RE SIGNING UP FOR. WE'LL FINISH THIS TOMORROW.

IT WILL BE ON THE WEBSITE. BUT RIGHT NOW, YOU CAN SEE ACROSS THE TOP OU'VE THE MONTHS.

AND WE'RE GOING TO BUILD AWARENESS.

THAT'S WHERE WE'RE STARTING. THE INTERVIEWS AND APPLICANT SURVEYS HAVE BEEN COMPLETED. THAT WILL BE PUSHED BACK.

AND THEN YOU SEE THE STAKEHOLDER INTERVIEWS, COMMUNICATION SPEAKERS BUREAU. THE THREE INTERACTIVE COMMITTEES WE HAVE ONGOING. THE THING THAT JUMPS OUT AT ME IS THE COMMUNITY EVENTS AND DATA COLLECTION.

WE'RE BUSY. AND THAT'S WHERE WE'RE GOING TO BE REALLY FOCUSING. AS YOU CAN SEE THE VISIONING COMMITTEE WITH THE FARMERS MARKET AND DOING OTHER THINGS.

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THIS WILL BE UPDATED. THIS WILL BE ON THE WEBSITE.

THIS IS WHAT'S GOING TO HOLD US ACCOUNTABILITY -- ACCOUNTABLE TO YOU. WE HAVE TO BE ABLE TO BY 10/1 HAVE THE VISIONING PEOPLE AND SAY, THIS IS WHAT THE COMMUNITIES. I THINK AT THE END OF THE DAY WHAT WE'VE LOOKING AT HERE IS WE AS A GROUP ARE GOING TO STAY AS BUSY AS WE POSSIBLY CAN. AND JUST MAKE SURE THAT THE COMMUNITY IS GIVEN EVERY OPPORTUNITY TO RESPOND TO WHAT WE'RE TRYING TO DO. THE OLD ADAGE IS YOU CAN'T LEAD A HORSE TO WATER. BUT WE'RE GOING TO MAKE THE WATER BE EVERYWHERE. WITH THAT BEING SAID, THAT'S REALLY WHAT I WANTED TO FOCUS ON THIS EVENING.

ARE THERE ANY QUESTIONS OF ME? >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: AND WANT TO THANK THE VISIONING COMMITTEE AND YOUR LEADERSHIP.

IT'S WONDERFUL WHAT YOU ARE ACCOMPLISHING AND HOW FAST.

I LOVE THE T-SHIRTS. THAT'S GREAT.

AND ALL THE COMMUNITY OUTREACH. IT'S GREAT THAT WE ARE INFORMED AT TO WHAT YOU ARE DOING SO AS WE TALK TO PEOPLE WE CAN ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE VISIONING PROCESS.

I KNOW THAT ALL OF US FEEL THIS IS ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT THINGS WE'RE DOING THIS YEAR. WE ARE JUST, I'M JUST VERY PLEASED WITH WHAT A GREAT JOB THE COMMITTEE IS DOING.

AND HOW FAR YOU HAVE BEEN COME ALONG SO FAST.

>> THANK YOU, I DID LEAVE ONE IMPORTANT THING OUT.

AROUND THE T-SHIRT. WITH THE GROUP.

THE GROUP WE'RE TALKING ABOUT TO THAT WILL COME AND JOIN US.

COME JULY 1, WE'LL DIVE INTO THE WEBSITE AND FIND OUT WHAT NEIGHBORHOODS HAVEN'T BEEN TOUCHED OR WHERE WE'RE GETTING FEEDBACK AND GO DOOR TO DOOR. WITH THAT, TO GO D D DOOR TO DOR YOU HAVE TO HAVE A T-SHIRT. THE FOLKS HAVE A T-SHIRT THAT SAYS, VOLUNTEERS ACROSS THE THE BACK.

WE'LL GET THOSE ARE THE OPPORTUNITY TO HAVE EACH VISIONING COMMITTEE PERSON IN CHARGE OF A NEIGHBORHOOD.

AND WE'LL GET OUT AND GET IT DONE.

AND THEN REPORT BACK BECAUSE WE'LL GO BACK TO THE WEBSITE, PUT PINS IN IT AND SHOW, OKAY, WE DID A PRETTY THOROUGH JOB OF TOUCHING BASES WITH EVERYBODY. I DIDN'T WANT TO FORGET THAT.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: ONE THING BEFORE I FORGET.

I DON'T KNOW IF THE LAW DIRECTOR OR ROBYN STEWART, CAN WE GIVE THEM THE CONTACT INFORMATION OF THE PEOPLE WHO APPLIED FOR POSITIONS AND FOR THE VISIONING COMMITTEE? IF SO, I WOULD LIKE THEM TO GET IT.

>> HOPING. I JUST DON'T WANT TO VIOLATE

PERSONNEL STUFF. >> THE REQUEST RE TO THOSE WAS NOT MADE AS FAR AS I KNOW ANY PROMISE OF CONFIDENTIALITY.

I WILL SAY FREQUENTLY THE QUESTION OF WHETHER OR NOT PERSONAL EMAILS AND PHONE NUMBERS ARE A PUBLIC RECORD IS AN ISSUE IF SOMEONE WERE TO QUEST IT AS A PUBLIC RECORD, WE WOULD CONSIDER NOT PROVIDING IT. IN THIS INSTANCE, THE DECISION TO PROVIDE IT IS A DECISION BY THE CITY SEPARATE FROM A PUBLIC RECORD REQUEST. SO THERE IS THE ABILITY TO DO SO. HOWEVER, OUT OF CONSISTENCY WE MAY OR MAY NOT WANT TO MAKE SURE THOSE PEOPLE SO WHETHER THAT'S AN EFFORT BY MS. STEWART OR SOMEONE ELSE TO CONFIRM THEY WANT THE INFORMATION PROVIDED TO THAT INFORMATION.

SO THAT'S -- >> M. GREESON: I VIEW THIS AS A CITY PURPOSE. IS THAT WHAT YOU ARE DESCRIBING,

MR. LINDSEY? >> WE WOULD DO IT SEPARATE FROM A PUBLIC RECORD REQUEST. MY POINT WAS WHETHER WE WANTED TO BE CONSIST WITH THE FACT WE HAVE ON OCCASION WITHHELD THOSE BECAUSE THEIR PERSONAL EMAILS AREN'T IN AND OF THEMSELVES

CONSIDERED PUBLIC RECORD. >> ONE OF THE THINGS, AND THANK YOU, MR. LINDSEY FOR THAT. ONE OF THE THINGS WE'RE DOING IN THE ONLINE SURVEY QUESTIONS THAT WILL GO TO THE 45 IS WE'RE GOING TO AND THAT, WOULD YOU PARTICIPATE IN AN OUTREACH PROGRAM NEIGHBORHOOD THAT KIND OF THING, YES OR NO.

SO THAT WILL BE I THINK WE CAN GET A SENSE IF PEOPLE WANT TO PARTICIPATE OR NOT. MAYBE THAT DOESN'T MAKE ANY DIFFERENCE. I GUESS WE'LL WAIT TO PROCEED THEN? OR HOW TO PROCEED.

>> I THINK WE'LL TAKE THIS REQUEST BOTH BY COUNCIL PRESIDENT MICHAEL AND MYSELF UNDER FURTHER ADVISEMENT ND RESPOND WHETHER WE'RE GOING TO DO THE PRECHECK OR WHETHER WE'LL

GIVE THEM TO YOU TO RUN WITH. >> VERY GOOD, SIR, I APPRECIATE

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IT. THANK YOU.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: THE EFFORTS YOU ARE TAKING TO REACH OUT TO PEOPLE IN SO MANY DIFFERENT WAYS. I THINK THAT'S GREAT.

FOR ME FELLOW -- MY FELLOW COUNCILMEMBERS TO BE COGNIZANT OF THE SPEAKERS BUREAU. I HAVE BEEN TALKING TO INDIVIDUALS AND GROUPS, THERE ARE OPPORTUNITIES WHERE PEOPLE WANT TO LEARN MORE.

THE IDEA OF A SPEAKERS BUREAU IS AN EXCELLENT WAY.

THIS IS THE PERFECT TOPIC. THEY ARE LOOKING FOR SPEAKERS.

I'VE BEEN TOLD IT'S OKAY TO SHARE.

>> YES, PLEASE. >> B. KOWALCZYK: I ENCOURAGE THEM TO REACH OUT FOR SPEAKERS ON THIS TOPIC.

>> WORTHINGTON'S WOMEN CLUB. I TALKED TO THEM TODAY.

WE'RE GOING TO MEET WITH THEM ON THE 2 24TH.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: CURRENT EVENTS GROUP.

>> THAT WILL BE GREAT. AND THERE ARE ETHAN WAS HELPFUL.

WE HAVE OVER 100 PLACES TO LOOK THE CITY HAS USED.

I FORGOT ABOUT THIS. TALKED TO R. BOWERS.

AND ASKED FOR OW DOES THE SCHOOLS GET OUT AND GET THEIR INFORMATION? SO WE HAVE A LIST OF THOSE CONTACTS. THAT'S WHERE THE SPEAKERS UREAU WILL REACH OUT TO SAY, CAN WE TALK TO YOU.

ONE LAST THING, THIS IS KIND OF COOL.

WE HAVE ASKED, OR I HAVE ASKED DR. BOWERS, I WOULD LIKE TO GET IN FRONT OF THE SENIORS AT BOTH HIGH SCHOOLS.

I WANT TO STANDUP THERE, NOT S A GRAY-HAIRED OLD DUDE, BUT DEVELOP FIVE QUESTIONS THAT WOULD GO TO THE GROUP OF SENIORS THAT THEY WOULD THEN ANSWER, APPROVED BY THE SCHOOL.

AND GET THESE ANSWERS BACK TO SEE WHAT DO THEY WANT TO SEE.

IT'S GOING TO BE BASED ON THE FUTURE.

AND HOW DO YOU SEE THE CITY TODAY.

THAT KIND OF THING. I THINK IT WOULD BE INSIGHTFUL TO SEE WHAT THEY COME UP WITH. THAT IS BY A PART OF THE REPORT BACK TO THEM. THIS COMMUNITY IS SO FULL OF GREAT DEAS. I HOPE THAT WE DON'T RUN OUT OF STEAM IN THE MEANTIME. SO THANK YOU.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: MR. SHERMAN. A COUPLE OF QUESTIONS.

I KNOW YOU HAVE A VERY, VERY AMBITIOUS GOAL OF 80% ENGAGEMENT. WHAT EXACTLY DOES ENGAGEMENT MEAN? I'M ASKING REALLY TO NOT WITH HIGH EXPECTATIONS. HOW WILL YOU MEASURE YOUR OWN

SUCCESS AND MEETING THAT GOAL? >> I THINK YOU HAVE TO HAVE A MEANINGFUL CONVERSATION AND ENGAGEMENT TO ME IS THIS IS AN ENGAGEMENT. I'M TALKING WITH YOU.

I'M VISITING WITH YOU. WE HAVE A PURPOSE.

IT'S NOT JUST REACHING OUT AND I DON'T THINK WHEN YOU GO TO MAKE A SPEECH TO SOMEBODY LIKE THE WOMEN'S CLUB, THERE IS 60 PEOPLE THERE. IS THAT AN ENGAGEMENT? I DON'T THINK SO. THAT'S KIND OF HOW I'M LOOKING

AT IT. >> D. ROBINSON: THANK YOU.

I THINK THE IDEA OF THE BUSINESS CARDS IS GREAT.

DO YOU HAVE MAYBE GENERIC ONE YOU COULD REPRODUCE THAT COUNCIL AND OTHERS COULD CARRY AND HANDOUT.

>> THEY ARE $8 EACH. >> D. ROBINSON: I'LL TAKE TWO OF

THEM. >> YES, COUNCILMEMBER.

WE HAVE 250 OF THOSE THAT WERE PRODUCED.

WHAT'S THE BEST WAY TO GET A HANDFUL -- I CAN BRING THEM TO

THE RETREAT. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: THAT

WILL BE GREAT. >> I WILL DO THAT.

THANK YOU. >> D. ROBINSON: LAST QUESTION, THAT IS THE SURVEY ITSELF. IS THAT CURRENTLY DESIGNED AND WHEN WE'LL BE ABLE TO SEE THE SURVEY?

>> NO. I THINK IT'S GOING TO BE, IT'S PART OF THE ENGAGEMENT PLAN. AND THEN THE DATA COLLECTION, THAT WILL BE PART OF THE SURVEY. YOU CAN SEE THERE, WE'RE LOOKING AT MAY 1. REALISTICALLY I THINK WE'LL HAVE THAT WORK UNDERWAY PROBABLY APRIL, FIRST PART OF APRIL TO BEGIN TO GO FORWARD. WE HAVE THE SURVEYS THAT WE'VE DONE TO THIS POINT. IT'S UP TO THE COMMITTEE.

WE'LL TALK ABOUT IT TOMORROW MIGHT NIGHT AT THE MEETING.

WHAT IT WILL LOOK LIKE, HOW MANY QUESTIONS, THAT KIND OF THING.

IS THAT WHAT YOU HAVE -- YOU ARE LOOKING FOR?

>> D. ROBINSON: THE QUESTIONS ARE IMPORTANT IN TERMS OF WHAT ANSWERS AND DATA WILL BE OBTAINED.

IT'S OF REAL IMPORTANCE. >> I'M HAPPY TO SHARE HOW WE'RE GOING TO GO ABOUT IT AND MAYBE SOME OF THE ACTUAL QUESTIONS IF

APPROPRIATE. >> D. ROBINSON: THANK YOU VERY

MUCH. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL:

>> M. GREESON: THANK YOU — . >> P. BUCHER: THANK YOU FOR YOUR PRESENTATION. I DID MY PHONE INTERVIEW.

THOUGHTFUL QUESTIONS, SOME OF THEM HAVING ME THING -- THINKING ON THE BEST ANSWER. IS THE PARTNERSHIPS WITH THE SCHOOLS SOME OF THE THINGS YOU HIGHLIGHTED OR DOES IT GO

>> DR. BOWERS PRESENTED TO THE COMMITTEE.

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AND HE'S BEEN VERY GRACIOUS. ANYTHING YOU NEED AND WANT.

I THINK OUR INVOLVEMENT HAS BEEN WHAT WE TALKED ABOUT.

AND THAT IS, LET'S GET INVOLVED WITH THE SENIORS.

WE HAVE A LIST OF THE COMMUNITY PEOPLE ND PEOPLE TO TALK TO.

BUT THAT'S ABOUT IT. SO IT HASN'T BEEN THAT IN DEPTH.

BUT WE'RE HOPEFUL THAT WHAT WILL COME OF THIS WITH THE SENIORS WILL BE SOMETHING WE CAN BUILD ON.

>> THANK YOU. >> DO YOU HAVE ANY SUGGESTIONS?

>> M. GREESON: THE ONLY OTHER THING THAT COMES TO MIND IS THEIR MATERIALS IF THEY HAVE NEWSLETTERS OR ANYTHING THROUGH THE THOMAS SCHOOL SYSTEM OR THE WHOLE DISTRICT I SUPPOSE, JUST GETTING IT ADDED ONTO THEIR MATERIALS IF IT'S AN OPTION.

>> THAT'S A GOOD THOUGHT. WE THOUGHT ABOUT STICKING THEM IN BACKPACKS TO COME HOME BUT THAT WON'T WORK.

BUT THAT'S A GOOD THOUGHT. THANK YOU.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: ALONG THE SAME LINE.

SOMETHING LIKE THIS BEING ON THE SCHOOL'S MAIN EBSITE.

SO THEY CAN ACTUALLY SHARE THIS IS WHAT'S GOING ON THROUGH THE SCHOOL WEBSITE. A LOT OF PEOPLE MIGHT NOT GO TO THE CITY WEBSITE THAT GO TO HE SCHOOL WEBSITE.

THAT AND THE PTA NEWSLETTER AS MR. BUCHER JUST MENTIONED.

>> THAT'S A GREAT POINT. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: ANYTHI? AGAIN, THANK YOU SO MUCH. AND TELL THE COMMITTEE HOW MUCH WE APPRECIATE THE HARD WORK YOU ARE DOING.

>> IT'S MY PLEASURE AND I WANT TO THANK KAY FOR HELPING ME.

[6.A. Resolution No. 17-2020 Staffing Chart Amendment - for Fire Lieutenant]

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: MOVING ALONG TO RESOLUTION 17-2020.

AMENDING THE STAFFING CHART FOR THE THE CITY OF WORTHINGTON TO PROVIDE FOR SEVEN FIRE LIEUTENANT POSITIONS IN THE DIVISION OF FIRE FOR UP TO A ONE YEAR PERIOD. INTRODUCED BY MR. BUCHER. MOVED FOR ADOPTION BY MS. COC. SECONDED BY MR. SMITH.

>> M. GREESON: IT'S NOT OUR CUSTOM AT THE COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE TO BUT A BUNCH OF LEGISLATION ON HERE.

WE HAVE A COUPLE OF ITEMS THAT ARE -- I'M ASKING YOU TO ACT ON THIS EVENING TO HELP ENSURE EFFECTIVE TRANSITION.

THINGS, THERE ARE EXCITING THINGS HAPPENING IN THE DIVISION OF FIRE. AS YOU KNOW, WE ARE SAD TO SEE OUR CHIEF GO. BUT WE'RE ANTICIPATING -- SO THAT CREATES A VACANCY. BUT WE ALSO HAVE SOME ADDITIONAL VACANCIES IN THE ORGANIZATION. ONE OF THOSE IS A FIRE LIEUTENANT. BUT BECAUSE WE KNOW THERE ARE GOING TO BE ADDITIONAL VACANCIES ABOVE THAT POSITION, WE'RE RECOMMENDING THAT WE BUMP THE STAFFING CHART TO NOT ONE LIEUTENANT, BUT TWO, THAT I CAN FILL.

AND THAT WILL ALLOW ME TO PROMOTE TWO FIRE LIEUTENANTS IN ANTICIPATION OF HAVING TWO VACANCIES IN THE FUTURE.

WE HAVE A CURRENT LIST. THAT EXPIRES IF WE DON'T ACT, LIST MEANING A LIST OF ELIGIBLE EMPLOYEES FOR PROMOTION.

AND WE THINK IT'S PRUDENT TO BUMP OR INCREASE THE STAFFING CHART BY ONE SO WE CAN SE THAT LESS INSTEAD OF RUNNING A WHOLE NEW PROCESS FOR A VACANCY WE KNOW WILL ARISE IN THE FUTURE.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: ALL THOSE OPPOSED, LIKE SIGN. RESOLUTION 17-2020 IS PASSED.

[6.B. Resolution No. 18-2020 Job Descriptions - Fire Chief and Assistant Fire Chief]

RESOLUTION 18-2020. AMENDING THE POSITION DESCRIPTIONS FOR DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF SAFETY/FIRE CHIEF AND ASSISTANT FIRE CHIEF. INTRODUCED BY MR. MEYERS.

MOVED FOR ADOPTION BY MS. DOROTHY.

SECONDED BY MR. -- >> M. GREESON: WE HAVE VACANCIES, IT'S OUR CUSTOM TO REVIEW AND UPDATE THE JOB DESCRIPTIONS WITH THE VACANCY IN THE FIRE CHIEF JOB, WE'RE MAKING RECOMMENDED AMENDMENTS TO THAT JOB DESCRIPTION.

ONE IS RELATED TO YEARS OF COMMAND AND MANAGEMENT EXPERIENCE. THE SECOND IS RELATED TO A MANAGEMENT TRAINING PROGRAM REQUIREMENT TO PROVIDE SOME FLEXIBILITY RELATED TO THAT. WE'RE ALSO LOOKING AT AMENDING THE JOB DESCRIPTION FOR ASSISTANT FIRE CHIEF.

TO ACTUALLY BROADEN THE PREFER SAID QUALIFICATION RELATED TO OTHER HAVING THE EMS OR FIRE INSTRUCTOR CERTIFICATION.

BE GLAD TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS REGARDING THIS ONE.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: ALL THOSE OPPOSED, LIKE SIGN. RESOLUTION 18-2020 HAS PASSED.

[7. Reports of City Officials]

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MOVING ONTO REPORTS OF CITY OFFICIALS.

I KNOW WE'RE LOOKING FORWARD TO HEARING ABOUT THE MCCORD PARK RENOVATION PARK UPDATE. MR. GREESON.

>> M. GREESON: PRESIDENT MICH AEL, MEMBERS OF COUNCIL, I'M GOING TO TURN IT OVER TO MR. HURLEY THIS EVENING.

AND WE'RE EXCITED TO TALK FURTHER ABOUT ONE OF THE PRIORITY PROJECTS THAT YOU'VE IDENTIFIED FOR THE CITY'S DEPARTMENT OF PARKS AND RECREATION.

>> I THANK YOU, MR. GREESON. PRESIDENT MICHAEL, MEMBERS OF CO UNCIL, AS YOU RECALL CITY COUNCIL APPROVED CONCEPTUAL MASTER PLAN IN 2018. SINCE THEN, STAFF HAS SECURED THE SERVICES OF P.O.D. DESIGN. TO LEAD OUR DESIGN DEVELOPMENT PROCESS, WHICH REALLY JUST BEGINS TO DRILL DOWN INTO THE DETAILS OF THE CONCEPT PLAN THAT YOU APPROVED.

LIKE I SAID, OUR FOCUS HAS BEEN ON THE PLAYGROUND, THE TRAIN OBSERVATION AREA AND THE COMMUNITY GARDEN HAS THE MORE DETAIL ASPECTS. AS YOU DIRECTED LOOKING AT PHASES OPTIONS AND FURTHER COST ESTIMATING. P.O.D. HAS BEEN WORKING WITH THE PARKS AND REC COMMISSION.

ATTENDING MULTIPLE MEETINGS, INCLUDING HOLDING AN OPEN HOUSE DURING ONE OF THEIR REGULAR MEETINGS IN JANUARY.

AT THE MARCH PARKS AND RECREATION COMMISSION MEETING, THE COMMISSION MADE A MOTION SUPPORTING THE DESIGN DEVELOPMENT OF THE UPDATED CONCEPTUAL MASTER PLAN AND RECOMMENDED MOVING AHEAD WITH PREPARING CONSTRUCTION DOCUMENTS FOR PHASE ONE OF THE PROJECT. CURRENTLY FUNDED IN THE 2020 C.I.P. SO TONIGHT'S GOAL IS TO CATCH YOU UP WITH THAT PLANNING PROCESS.

SHOW YOU SOME OF THE DETAILED WORK THEY HAVE BEEN DOING.

WE AREN'T NECESSARILY LOOKING FOR COUNCIL ACTION BEFORE ANYTHING WOULD BE ALLOWED TO GO OUT O BID OR GET TO THAT STAGE.

OF COURSE, YOU WOULD APPROVE THAT.

TONIGHT IS AN UPDATE TO SEE F YOU ARE HAPPY WITH THE PROGRESS AND NSWER YOUR QUESTIONS. AND WE ARE EXCITED TO HAVE STEVE COLWITS AND RYAN YOUNG FROM P.O.D. WHO ARE GOING TO LEAD THE PRESENTATION. AND STAFF CAN ANSWER QUESTIONS

AS WE GO AND AT THE END. >> HI, EVERYONE.

THANKS FOR HAVING US. WE'RE EXCITED TO GO THROUGH AN UPDATE OF WHAT WE'VE BEEN UP TO FOR THE PAST FEW MONTHS.

IT'S BEEN A PRETTY BUSY AND FAIRLY CONSIST WORKLOAD GETTING TO WHERE WE ARE TODAY. PRIMARILY, A LOT OF COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT, WHICH IS THE BASE WE LIKE TO BUILD ANY GOOD PARK DESIGN ON. WE'RE GOING TO RUN THROUGH TONIGHT AN UPDATE OF AS DARREN SAID, THE DESIGN PROCESS SO FAR, THE INPUT WE'VE RECEIVED FROM VARIOUS MEMBERS OF THE COMMUNITY. AND THEN, SHARE SOME OF THE DETAIL DESIGN OR THE DETAIL WE'RE@THIS POINT IN TIME.

UP ON THE SCREEN IS A COPY OF THE MASTER PLAN DARREN REFERRED TO THAT WE PRESENTED IN 2018. I THINK IT WAS 2018.

MAYBE '17. IT FEELS IT'S BEEN A WHILE IN COMING. THIS IS THE PLAN.

AS YOU RECALL, THE OVERALL MASTER PLAN REALLY CALLED FOR A RENOVATION, A REFRESH OF THE BASEBALL, SOFTBALL COMPLEX REPRESENTED HERE. UPDATES TO THE PLAYGROUND, ENHANCEMENTS TO THE COMMUNITY GARDEN.

A GREEN SPACE THAT EXISTS BEHIND THE COMMUNITY CENTER.

THE LITTLE HALF CIRCLE SHAPE ON IT -- THE PLAN.

EXPANSION OF THE FIELD HOCKEY/SOCCER FIELD, THE RECTANGULAR FEED ON THE WEST SIDE OF THE PARK THERE.

AS A METHOD OF ACHIEVING THAT, A REDISTRIBUTION OF THE PARKING ON THAT WILSON BRIDGE ACCESS POINT. WE, AS I SAID, DID A PRETTY EXPENSE EXTENSIVE PROCESS OF ENGAGING ADULTS AND CHILDREN IN THE COMMUNITY. AND DRAW YOUR ATTENTION TO THE UPPER -- I FORGOT TO MENTION ONE THING.

THERE IS TWO BLACK OUTLINES ON THIS PLAN WHICH HIGHLIGHT SOME OF THE THINGS DARREN MENTIONED. THAT KIND OF ROSE TO THE TOP IS PRIORITIES FOR NEAR-TERM ATTENTION AS WE STARTED THE PROCESS. THE PLAYGROUND IS AT A POINT, WE WERE AT A MIGHT LAST WEEK. STAFF IS ASKING TO ADVANCE AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE THE ENHANCEMENTS TO THE SPACE BECAUSE THERE ARE SOME AGE OF SOME OF THE FACILITIES STARTING TO WEAR ON THE ABILITY TO KEEP IT OPERABLE AND MEETING SAFETY REQUIREMENTS. WHICH THEY ARE DOING A GOOD JOB

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SO FAR. THAT ROSE TO THE TOP AS A PRETTY IMPORTANT ELEMENT. AS YOU KNOW, WE HAD A PRESSIE EXTENSIVE PROCESS OF COMMUTING WITH THE GARDENERS AND BACK AND FORTH ON IMPROVEMENTS THAT MIGHT ENHANCE THE VISUAL ASPECTS OF THE SPACE. THAT IS THE BIGGER BOX.

THE SMALLER ALMOST TRIANGULAR SHAPE IS WHERE THE CABOOSE IS IN THE PARKING LOT. THERE ARE PLANNED SURFACE ENHANCEMENTS TO THE EXISTING PARKING LOT BY THE COMMUNITY CENTER THIS YEAR. IN ORDER TO GET HE CABOOSE IN ITS FINAL POSITION AND PROVIDE DRAINAGE THAT HAPPENS WHEN WE'RE CUTTING AND PATCHING ASPHALT IN THE PARKING LOT, THAT LOGICALLY MOVES TO THE -- I'M NOT GOING TO MAKE THE PUN, BUT IT MOVES TO THE FRONT OF THE LIST WE'LL SAY. YEAH, RIGHT.

THAT'S THE DAD HUMOR. I HAVE TO WATCH IT SOMETIMES.

BACK TO THE PUBLIC INPUT PROCESS.

AS I JUST OVERED WE WANTED TO FOCUS ON THINGS WE'LL MOST LIKELY BE HIGHER-PRIORITY ELEMENTS.

NATURALLY, WITH IT BEING A PLAYGROUND, WE WANTED A LOT OF MULTIPLY FROM CHILDREN ACROSS THE COMMUNITY AND NOTABLY THE CHILDREN IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD, MOST OF WHICH GO TO WILSON HILL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL. IN ADDITION TO THE PARK'S COMMISSION MEETINGS DARREN MENTIONED, WE HELD AN OPEN AT THE COMMUNITY CENTER AT THE HALLOWEEN EVENT.

WE ALLOWED KIDS AND PARENTS TO VOTE ON FEATURES THEY WOULD LIKE TO SEE. PARENTS GOT A DIFFERENT COLOR.

WE KEPT TRACK OF THE ANSWERS SEPARATE FROM THE KIDS.

WE TOOK THE SAME BOARDS TO WILSON HILL AND MET WITH THE THIRD GRADE CLASSES, WE TALKED TO OVER 150 KIDS AND OVER 60 ADULTS. THEY ALL, IRONICALLY, ALL SORT OF OINTED IN THE VERY SIMILAR DIRECTION TO THEIR PREFERENCES AS IT RELATED TO THE PLAYGROUND. ONE THEME THAT KIND OF CAME OUT OF THE PROCESS WAS AN ATTRACTION TO THE IDEA OF SOMETHING THAT PLAYS OFF OF THE NINJA WARRIOR COURSE IDEA OR A PLAY ACTIVITY.

WE'LL CALL AN IT OBSTACLE COURSE.

IT'S NOT PURELY A NINJA WARRIOR FORMAT.

ALMOST EVERYONE WHO CAME, WE SHOWED METAL AND PLASTIC AND NATURAL BASED PLAY ELEMENTS. AND ALMOST EVERYBODY TENDED TO PREFER THE MORE NATURE LOOKING, NATURE-BASED THINGS, LIKE THE PICTURES YOU SEE ON THE PAGE THERE.

WHEN WE'RE GOING THROUGH THE NINJA WARRIOR COURSE DISCUSSION, WE THOUGHT IT MIGHT BE WELLNESS OR EXERCISE RELATED.

WE SHOWED PICTURES OF THE TWO EXTREMES.

AND MOST PEOPLE PREFERRED MORE OF THE NINJA WARRIOR OVER 24 TE PURE WELLNESS OR EXERCISE FEATURES.

COUNTER TO WHAT WE SHOWED THEM, OFF THE WALL NONTRADITIONAL THIN THINGS. THEY STILL WANTED SLIDES AND SWINGS. THAT'S WHERE THE 62% IS SAYING, DON'T FORGET THE NORMAL STUFF YOU WOULD SEE IN A A PARK.

WE HEARD THAT LOUD AND CLEAR AND DEVELOPED THIS PLAN FOR THE PLAYGROUND. AND I'M NOT GOING TO GET INTO THE REAL HEAVY DUTY DETAILS BECAUSE WE HAVE A WAY THAT WILL BE MORE DESCRIPTIVE TO SHOW YOU. THIS PLAN IS DIRECTLY BASED OFF OF THE FEEDBACK WE GOT FROM THE PEOPLE WHO PARTICIPATED IN THE PROCESS. GENERALLY, WORKING FROM LEFT TO RIGHT ON THE PAGE THE PLAYGROUND ADDRESSES THE NEEDS AND SKILL SETS OF ALL AGES AND ABILITIES. YOUNGER KIDS TEND TO HAPPEN ON THE LEFT-HAND SIDE, CLOSER TO THE NEIGHBORHOOD WHERE PARENTS WILL PROBABLY BE WALKING MORE FREQUENTLY AND HAVING THOSE NEIGHBORHOOD VISITS WE SEE ALL OUR OTHER PLAYGROUND.

MORE ACTIVE STUFF LIKE THE OBSTACLE STUFF TENDS TO HAPPEN CLOSER TO THE MIDDLE, THE FAR RIGHT-HAND SIDE.

>> R. DOROTHY: WHAT IS THE MAXIMUM WEIGHT LIMIT.

>> ANY WEIGHT IS PROBABLY ACCEPTABLE.

THEY WILL BE ESTITOUSED BY ALL OF US -- TESTED BY ALL OF THE US

IN THE COMMUNITY. >> SOME OTHER IMPORTANT FACTORS IN THE PLAN WERE CONNECTIVITY. MAKING SURE PEOPLE CAN GET IN AND THROUGH AND AROUND THE PLAYGROUND EASILY.

THERE IS PATH YOU CAN SEE ON THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE GOING OVER ETO THE COMMUNITY CENTER. AND THEN ANOTHER PATH THAT GOES OFF TO THE REST OF THE PARK AND THE PLANNED LOOP.

SO EVERYBODY CAN GET ACCESS TO THAT.

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WE'VE PURPOSELY DESIGNED AROUND ALL OF THE TOPOGRAPHY AND EXISTING VEGETATION BECAUSE NOTHING MAKES A MORE UNIQUE PLAYGROUND THAN THE VARIATION IN TOPOGRAPHY AND HAVING SHADE.

PEOPLE ARE ATTRACTED TO THE IDEA OF IF YOU ARE WATCHING YOUR CHILD OR ARTICIPATING, HAVING A PLACE THAT IS NOT JUST BAKING IN THE SUN. THOSE WERE IMPORTANT FEATURES THAT LED TO THE PLAN. AGAIN, THE SPECIFICS YOU WILL SEE HERE IN A MINUTE. THE OTHER ELEMENT WE DETAILED IN THE PROCESS AND THROUGH CONVERSATIONS WITH BASICALLY THE ROTARY AND THE REPRESENTATIVES WHO ARE KIND OF LEADING THE CHARGE FOR THIS, WE WORKED WITH THEM TO DEVELOP PLANS FOR HOW THE CABOOSE COULD BE SET IN A WAY THAT ENHANCES THE ABILITY FOR ANYBODY OF ANY AGE, ABILITY OR INTEREST LEVEL TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF NOT ONLY SEEING THE CABOOSE FROM THE OUTSIDE BUT THE INSIDE AND USING IT AS AN OBSERVATION POINT FOR ACTIVITY ON THE TRACKS. WHAT YOU SEE ON THE PLAN IS ACTUALLY A SUNKEN GARDEN, IF YOU WANT TO THINK OF IT THAT WAY.

SO THE CABOOS, ESSENTIALLY THE FLOOR IS AT PARKING LOT LEVEL.

THEY BECOME ADA ROUTES BOSS THEY ARE FLAT TO THE GRADE.

THERE IS A RAMP THAT GOES TO THE SUNKEN AREA THAT SERVES AS A RAIN GARDEN OF SORTS FOR TREATING ANY OF THE HARD SURFACE IN THIS PARTICULAR AREA. IT IS EDGED BY YOU CAN SEE ON THE LEFT-HAND SIDE THE LETTER "D," REPRESENTS STAYED STADIUM STEPS THAT CAN BE A CLASSROOM SETTING.

IF KIDS COME OUT, THERE IS THE CLASS LOCATION.

THE CABOOSE IN THE BACK DROP. THROUGHOUT THE SPACE WOULD HAVE INTERPRETIVE INFORMATION REGARDING ALL ASPECTS OF TRAIN ACTIVITY IN THE AREA, THE HISTORY OF WHY WE DON'T EE CABOOSES ANYMORE. THOSE KIND OF THINGS THEY ARE WORKING ON RIGHT NOW FROM THE ROTARY.

SO WITH THAT, WHAT WE'LL DO TO SHOWS THE DETAILS BETTER, SOME OF YOU MAY HAVE SEEN IT BECAUSE WE USED IT FOR THE OPEN HOUSE.

ONE OF OUR PARK'S COMMISSION MEETINGS WE HEARD DIFFICULTY WITH WHAT WE'RE ENVISIONING FOR THE PLAYGROUND.

WE ASSUMED FOLKS IN THE COMMUNITY WOULD SHARE.

WE DEVELOPED A VIDEO TO GIVE YOU VIRTUAL TOUR THROUGH THE PLAYGROUND AND YOU WILL SEE IT GOES TO THE TRAIN AREA.

THIS IS ON THE WEST SIDE, CLOSEST TO THE NEIGHBORHOOD.

THE RED BUTTON IS A TIMER YOU WILL HIT TO START A CLOCK AS YOU GO THROUGH THE OBSTACLE COURSE. THEN YOU FINISH THE OBSTACLE COURSE ON A ZIP LINE AND HIT THE BUTTON AND THE CLOCK TELLS YOU HOW FAST YOU DID. HOPEFULLY THAT HELPS EVERYONE ENVISION WHAT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT.

THE NEXT SLIDE THAT WE'RE GOING TO SHOW --

>> R. DOROTHY: ON OUR WEBSITE? OR ARE THEY GOING TO BE?

>> AFTER THE PRESENTATION. >> R. DOROTHY: THE BIG REVEAL?

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OKAY. >> THE NEXT THING WE WANT TO TALK ABOUT WHAT BASED ON WHAT TALKED ABOUT THE PRIORITIES AND OUR UNDERSTANDING OF THE LIKELIHOOD OF AVAILABLE BUDGET, ONE OF OUR TASKS WAS TO DETERMINE PHASE ONE FOR THE PROJECT. AND SO AS I DISCUSSED BEFORE, THE GARDEN, THE PLAYGROUND, THE GREEN SPACE BEHIND THE COMMUNITY CENTER WERE ALL SORT OF IN THAT AREA OUTLINED.

THE PLAYGROUND TO ACHIEVE ITS FULL DESIGN, PART OF IT SITS IN THE CUL-DE-SAC OF THE CURRENT DRIVEWAY THAT COMES INTO THE PARK. IT STARTS A LITTLE BIT F A SNOWBALL AFFECT. IF YOU DO THAT YOU HAVE TO GET PARKING FOR PEOPLE TO USE THE FIELD.

WEINDED UP PUTTING THE PARKING LOT INTO THIS PHASE.

COMING PROGRAM WILSON BRIDGE YOU WOULD SEE THE PARKING LOT CHANGE, THE BIGGER FIELD. YOU WOULD HAVE A PATHWAY THAT LEADS YOU BACK TO THE GREEN SPACE BEHIND THE COMMUNITY CENTER AND ACTUALLY BACK BEHIND THE COMMUNITY CENTER TO THE ALL-CHILDREN'S PLAYGROUND. AND THEN THE NEW PLAYGROUND ITSELF, ENHANCEMENTS TO THE GARDEN SPACE AND THE CABOOSE AREA WOULD BE INCLUDED IN THAT PHASE.

AS IT RELATES TO THE BUDGET FOR THAT PHASE, AS WE'VE GONE THROUGH THE PROCESS OF REFINING THE DESIGN AND WORKING WITH TEAM MEMBERS IN THE FIELDS OF ARCHITECTURE AND ENGINEERING SUPPLEMENTED WITH OUR INPUT, BASED ON SCHEMATIC DESIGN. WITH THE BASE ELEMENTS AND A FEW ALTERNATES THAT YOU CAN SEE LISTED THERE, WE'RE HOVERING AROUND A LITTLE UNDER $1.5 MILLION FOR PHASE ONE. AND WE'RE HAPPY TO ANSWER QUESTIONS ABOUT THE SPECIFICS IN THE BUDGET WHEN WE'RE DONE.

IMPORTANT TO POINT OUT AS IT RELATES TO PHASE ONE IS THAT WE'RE ANTICIPATING BREAKING PHASE ONE INTO TWO COMPONENTS.

ONE WOULD BE TO TAKE THE PAVING WORKER AND TRY TO INCORPORATE IT INTO THE BIDS FOR THIS YEAR'S PAVING PROMOTED THROUGHOUT THE CITY. IMPROVEMENTS-- WE FEEL WE CAN GET A BETTER PRICE BY DOING T THAT.

GETTING DOCUMENTATION DONE BY APRIL TO BID IT WITH THE PACKAGE. AT THE SAME TIME DEVELOPING DOCUMENTS FOR THE PLAYGROUND AND OTHER ENHANCEMENTS TO BE READY FOR IF WE CHOOSE TO DO IT, IF THE BID MARKET FEELS RIGHT, SOMETIME DURING THE SUMMER A BID.

IF THE BID MARKET DOESN'T FEEL LIKE WE'LL GET GREAT RESPONSES WE'LL PROBABLY WAIT UNTIL THE FALL.

NO MATTER WHAT WE'LL HAVE A CONTRACTOR IN PLACE THAT WOULD HAVE THE SAME END DATE OF NEXT FALL, FALL OF 2021 TO HAVE THE PHASE ONE IMPROVEMENTS COMPLETED.

THAT'S THE OVERVIEW OF THE PROCESS AS WE ENVISION IT NOW.

SO I KNOW THAT'S A LOT OF INFORMATION TO THROW AT YOU.

THAT IS OUR PRESENTATION FOR INFORMATION.

HAPPY TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS BETWEEN THE THREE OF US, HOPEFULLY, WE CAN ADDRESS ANYTHING YOU HAVE.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: WHAT DO WE HAVE BUDGETED IN THE C.I.P.

FOR PHASE ONE? >> WE HAD THE TOTAL NUMBER WAS 2.8 MILLION. WE PUT IT ALL INTO ONE PHASE IN 2020. BUT OF THAT, 1 MILLION WAS OUTSIDE FUNDING. WE'VE APPLIED FOR STATE CAPITAL FUNDS AND HAVE NOT HEARD BACK ON THAT.

THERE WAS 1.8 MILLION, YOU KNOW, ALLOCATED FROM THE CITY'S GENERAL OR CITY'S APITAL IMPROVEMENT FUND.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL:

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: WE WOULD ALSO BE ABLE TO DO THE

BALL FIELDS? >> NO, I THINK WE DON'T ANTICIPATE BEING READY FOR THE BALL FIELDS.

IF YOU COULD GO BACK TO THE BUDGET SLIDE.

ONE OF THE THOUGHT PROCESSES WAS EVEN IN CHOOSING THE ALTERNATES WE WERE TRYING TO IGURE OUT WHAT WE NEEDED TO DO.

WE KNOW WE NEEDED TO GET THE PLAYGROUND DONE.

AND MR. COLWITS EXPLAINED THE DOMINO AFFECT OF OTHER THINGS WE FELT LIKE NEEDED TO GET MOVING. THINGS WE KNOW WE COULD DO NOW IF THE NUMBERS ARE GOOD OR WILLINGNESS ON THE PART OF COUNCIL OR THINGS THAT CAN BE DONALITY A LATER TIME LIKE SHELTERS AND COMMUNITY GARDEN IMPROVEMENTS, WHICH WOULD BE A STORAGE SHED AND FENCING. AND TRAIN OBSERVATION TOWER, WHICH IS ONE ASPECT OF THE TRAIN AREA.

YOU NOW, AS YOU ARE AVING CONVERSATIONS EVEN AT YOUR RETREAT AND AFTER ABOUT YOUR PRIORITIES AND THINGS WITH THE JRD AND DIFFERENT THINGS, WE'LL TRY TO LEAVE AS MUCH FLEXIBILITY

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IN THE BUDGET BUT MOVE AHEAD WITH SOME LEVEL OF A PHASE ONE.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: THE FOCUS ON ADA ACCESSIBILITY OF ALL AGES AND ABILITY SAID.

I KNOW IT'S NOT EXCITING TO SEE THIS IN SLIDES.

BUT OR THE VIDEO, BUT DO YOU HAVE PLANS FOR SEATING SO THAT, YOU KNOW, PEOPLE OF ALL AGES CAN ENJOY THE PARK IN ALL WAYS?

>> YEAH. I KNOW YOU WILL WATCH THAT MANY, MANY TIMES NCE IT IS POSTED. YOU WILL SEE IN THE VIDEO A VARIETY OF SEATING OPTIONS. PICNIC TABLES, BENCHES, THERE IS GROUPINGS OF BOULDERS INTENDED TO BE EITHER VOTING AREAS -- SEATING AREAS OR CHOOSE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE.

A VARIETY OF OPTIONS FOR THAT. YEAH.

>> B. KOWALCZYK: I'M JUST STRESSING THERE FACT WE SHOULD HAVE ENOUGH OPTIONS FOR OLDER PEOPLE TO ENJOY THE PARK AS WELL. BECAUSE NOTICING IN THE VIDEO IS A LOT OF YOUNG PEOPLE. AND OLDER PEOPLE TAKE GRANDKIDS, AND MAY WANT TO ENJOY THE PARK. I APPRECIATE THAT.

>> ABSOLUTELY. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL:

>> R. DOROTHY: WELL, SIMILAR COMMENT AND ONE OTHER.

MY HOT BUTTON ISSUE IS I WAS NOT NOTICING PLACES TO PARK YOUR BIKE. I WAS WONDERING --

>> I'M GLAD YOU SAID THAT. THAT'S A COMMENT THAT CAME OUT OF OUR PROCESS. IT'S SIMPLY NOT UPDATED IN THE VIDEO. THE COMMENT WAS NOT ONLY A PLACE TO PARK YOUR BIKE BUT ABUNDANT OPTIONS TO PUT THEM WHERE YOU COME INTO THE PARK. THOSE WILL BE ACCOMMODATED.

>> D. ROBINSON: THANK YOU. I FOUND THE FUNCTIONALITY IN THE DESIGN TO BE EXCITING IN THE PLAYGROUND.

GLAD TO HEAR ABOUT THE GARDEN AND THE TRAIN FEATURE IS EXCITING. I WANT TO TAKE THE OPPORTUNITY TO RECOGNIZE MR. MEYERS' DOGGED SUPPORT OF THIS PROJECT OVER THE YEARS SINCE I HAVE BEEN ON COUNCIL AND WELL BEFORE I'M SURE. I'M PRETTY CONFIDENT WE WOULD NOT BE AT THIS PLACE WERE IT NOT FOR YOUR RECOGNITION OF THE IMPORTANCE OF THIS PROJECT. I I WANT O TAKE THE OPPORTUNITY TO THANK YOU PUBLICLY. THANK YOU, SCOTT.

>> PRO TEM S. MYERS:

>> PRO TEM S. MYERS: THE PART I WANT TO SEE IS MY --

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: BALL FIELDS.

>> PRO TEM S. MYERS: ALL OF COUNTLESS HOURS I'VE SPENT TRAVELING, WORKING AND SLEEPING IN A CRUMMY.

I DON'T UNDERSTAND WHY ANYONE WOULD WANT TO VISIT A CABOOSE.

>> SPEND A NIGHT SLEEPING IN ONE OF THOSE.

IT'S NOT MUCH FUN. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: OKAY.

YOU NEED TO HAVE LITTLE KIDS THAT HAVE GROWN UP ON THOMAS.

>> PRO TEM S. MYERS: I SPENT MANY A NIGHT IN THE FRANKFORT ROUND HOUSE IN A CABOOSE SLEEPING BECAUSE THERE WERE NO HOTELS IN FRANKFORT, INDIANA, AND IT'S LOUD LATE AT NIGHT.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: OKAY. ANY OTHER COMMENTS?

MR. GREESON? >> M. GREESON: PRESIDENT MIC HAEL, MEMBERS OF COUNCIL. I DON'T WANT TO STEEL MR. HURLEY'S THUNDER. BUT ONE OF THE THINGS WE WOULD LIKE TO DO IS STAFF, WE'VE SOUGHT CAPITAL BILL FUNDING, AS YOU KNOW. AND HOPEFULLY WE'LL HEAR LATER THIS SPRING ON WHETHER WE'VE BEEN SUCCESSFUL AT THAT OR NOT.

AND THAT WILL INFLUENCE THE BUDGET.

IN THESE ALTERNATES, AND EVEN IN SOME OF THE OTHER ELEMENTS, THERE ARE OPPORTUNITIES I THINK FOR OTHER FOUNDATION OR CORPORATE SUPPORT FROM BOTH ENTITIES THAT ARE IN OUR COMMUNITY POTENTIALLY AS WELL AS OTHERS IN THE REGION THAT LIKE TO INVEST IN PARK AND RESIDENTIAL -- RECREATIONAL FACILITIES. I THINK IT WOULD BE WISE FOR STAFF TO PURSUE THOSE. PARTICULARLY NOW THAT WE HAVE P.O.D. DESIGN'S EXCELLENT VIDEO TO HELP TELL THE STORY OF THE IMPACT THIS PARK WILL MAKE ON PEOPLE'S LIVES.

AND WE WOULD LIKE TO START DOING THAT IF THERE IS NO OBJECTIONS.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: MAF PARTNERSHIPS. YEAH.

>> M. GREESON: OF COURSE, YOU KNOW, IT GOES WITHOUT SAYING THESE WOULD HAVE TO BE ENTITIES COMPATIBLE TO THE CITY'S INTEREST THAT CONSIST WITH OUR SPONSORSHIP GUIDELINES AND

RULES. >> PRO TEM S. MYERS: WE HAVE GONE THROUGH THAT. THAT WOULD BE YOUR GADE GUIDE

POST. >> M. GREESON: RIGHT.

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AND SUBJECT TO COUNCIL APPROVAL. WE GENERALLY KNOW THE PARAMETERS OF THAT HAVING DEVELOPED THOSE POLICY DOCUMENTS IN THE PAST.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: WONDERFUL PRESENTATION. I THINK WE'RE ALL REAL EXCITED ABOUT HAVING A FRESHER FACE ON THE MCCORD PARK.

>> PRO TEM S. MYERS: I HAVE A QUESTION.

WHAT ARE THE COMMUNITY GARDEN ENHANCEMENTS?

WHAT DO THEY NEED? >> FROM OUR CONVERSATIONS WITH THEM, THEY HAVE KIND OF ZEROED IN ON THE BIGGEST IMPROVEMENT I THINK IS WE'VE TALKED ABOUT A STORAGE FACILITY OF SORTS.

SOME KIND OF A NICELY-DESIGNED SHED THEY WOULD PUT, I THINK THEY AVE A COUPLE OF UNUSED PLOTS IN THE GARDEN THEY THOUGHT WOULD BE A GOOD SITE FOR IT. AS DESIRED, POTENTIALLY SOME PARAMETER FENCING. ALTHOUGH, I THINK IT'S BEEN PRETTY WELL OCUMENTED FROM PEOPLE'S OBSERVATIONS THAT FOLLOWING OUR WORK WITH THEM WHEN WE DID THE MASTER PLAN, THEY MADE A CONCERTED EFFORT TO ENHANCE THE ESTHETIC VALUE OF THE SPACE. AND I THINK THE FENCE IS KIND OF

A QUESTION MARK RIGHT NOW. >> IT EVOLVED AS WE CAME O OUT F THE CONTENTIOUS CONCEPTUAL PROCESS, A PUSH FOR FENCING AND A REDESIRE FROM THE GARDENERS FOR FENCING.

WE EXPERIENCED ESTHETIC KEEPING OF THE GARDEN, THERE IS A LITTLE DIALOGUE WITH THE COMMUNITY GARDENERS AND NEIGHBORS WHETHER IT'S NECESSARY AND TO WHAT DEGREE.

WE'RE SORTING OUT DO THEY DEFINITELY NEED AND A WANT FENCE, IF SO, WHAT DOES THAT LOOK LIKE? THAT'S KIND OF STILL ONGOING WITH THE GARDEN GROUP.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: MOVING ONTO THE JOINT RECREATION DISTRICT UPDATE.

MR. GREESON. >> M. GREESON: PRESIDENT MIC HAEL, MEMBERS OF COUNCIL, I DID NOT PREPARE A FORMAL POWERPOINT . IN FACT, THE MEMO IN YOUR PACKET WAS INTENDED TO ANSWER A SERIES OF QUESTIONS THAT COUNCILMEMBERS POSED. IN PARTICULAR, MR. MEYERS POSED A SERIES OF QUESTIONS I THOUGHT WERE GREAT IN HELPING CLARIFY A NUMBER OF ISSUES RELATED TO THIS CONCEPT.

WHAT I WOULD LIKE TO DO IS ASK YOU WHAT YOU FEEL WOULD BE MOST FRUITFUL FOR YOU? WOULD YOU LIKE ME TO GO THROUGH THE QUESTIONS AND JUST OVERVIEW THE GENERAL CONCEPT? OR ARE THERE ARTICULAR THINGS EMBEDDED IN THIS MEMORANDUM YOU

WOULD LIKE TO FOCUS ON? >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL:

>> PRO TEM S. MYERS: CAME FROM. THEY SOUND LIKE A LAWYER'S QUESTION. I WOULD NOT BORE ANYONE HERE WITH RESPONSES TO THOSE. I THINK EVERYONE CAN READ THOSE.

MATT, TO FOLLOW-UP, WE HAD A CONVERSATION PRIOR TO THE MEETING, THIS AFTERNOON, I THINK WHAT WOULD HELP ME AND WHETHER IT'S TOM THAT DOES IT OR IF WE ACTUALLY HIRE BECKY PRINCE HORN TO DO THE BOND WORK, I'M JUST HAVING JUST THE GENERAL WHAT THIS THING LOOKS LIKE. I READ THE STATUTE.

IF YOU COULD CALL T A STATUTE. 755, I THINK IT IS.

AND IT'S WHAT, TWO PROVISIONS WHICH AY WHATEVER A CITY CAN DO, A JOINT RECREATION CAN DO. IT DIDN'T GIVE ME A LOT OF GUIDANCE AS TO HOW IT IS SET UP, HOW IT FUNCTIONS, WHO OWNS WHAT, WHO HAS CONTROL. I DON'T WANT TO APPOINT FIVE MEMBERS, AND SAY RUN A POOL. AND THEN ALL OF A SUDDEN THEY ARE DUMPED ON WITH A WHOLE BUNCH OF WORK AND NO GUIDANCE.

MAYBE IT'S MY UNDERSTANDING, YOU ARE BRINGING A RESOLUTION BACK.

MAYBE WHEN THAT'S PRESENTED, WE CAN HAVE A RIEF PRESENTATION JUST OF -- AND I'M MORE THAN WILLING, MR. LINDSEY IF YOU WANT TO CALL ME. I THINK IT'S OBVIOUS.

BUT I'M ASKING SIMPLE QUESTIONS LIKE, YOU KNOW, DOES ONE CONTRACT WITH THE OTHER DOES SOMEBODY HAVE TO OWN THE PROPERTY? WHAT'S OUR ROLE IN IT GOING FORWARD? WHEN DO WE GET TO PASS IT OFF? IS THERE A CHARTER? THOSE BASIC CORPORATE THINGS.

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>> M. GREESON: WE CAN TALK ABOUT SOME OF THOSE NOW.

>> WE AN GIVE YOU PRELIMINARY INFORMATION.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: WHAT I'M SEEING, BECAUSE IT IS SO VAGUE, THE WORDING IS SO VAGUE WHEN YOU'VE LOOKED AT WHAT OTHER COMMUNITIES HAVE DONE, THEY HAVE HAD TO TAKE IT'S HERE'S THIS GREAT CANVAS. AND YOU ARE ALLOWED TO USE WATERCOLORS TO COLOR THIS CAMPUS.

THEN YOU HAVE TO FIGURE OUT, WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO PUT ON THIS CANVAS. I THINK THERE IS A LOT OF OPEN AS WE'RE DEVELOPING THIS, MR. MEYERS' QUESTIONS ARE CORRECT. WE CAN PAINT THE CANVAS AS LONG AS IT'S WITHIN

PARAMETERS. >> PRO TEM S. MYERS: SINCE WE'RE USING PUBLIC TAX MONEY, THAT'S WHAT MAKES ME NERVOUS.

>> M. GREESON: YEAH, SO I THINK THOSE ARE, I GUESS MY QUESTION WOULD BE: WE'VE DONE SEVERAL PRESENTATIONS ON THIS IN TERMS OF THE CONCEPT AND ANSWERED A NUMBER OF QUESTIONS.

AND I THINK WHAT OULD BE BENEFICIAL IS AND DESIRABLE IS IF WE CAN GET TO THE POINT TO SAY WE'RE COMFORTABLE WITH THE CONCEPT. AND WE WANT TO BEGIN PREPARING THE LEGISLATION THAT WOULD ANSWER ALL OF THOSE DETAILS.

IN THE LEGISLATION, LOOKING AT THEM AROUND THE STATE, DOESN'T NECESSARILY ANSWER THOSE DETAILS.

BUT WE COULD CRAFT A STATEMENT OF POLICY THAT ATT ATTEMPTS TO ANSWER AS MANY OF THEM AS POSSIBLE.

THE STATEMENT OF PREFERENCE. >> PRO TEM S. MYERS: COMING BACK UP. I WISH I COULD TURN THE CLOCK BACK 20 YEARS AGO AND WE WOULDN'T BE HAVING THE DISCUSSION. WE ALSO WOULDN'T HAVE A FIRE DEPARTMENT AND A POLICE STATION AND A GRISWOLD CENTER AND A COMMUNITY CENTER CREATES THE VERY NEXT STATUTE IS SPECIFIC AND AS DIRECTED A STATUTE YOU WILL FIND IN THE CODE, PROBABLY AN UNCONSTITUTIONAL STATUTE CREATED SIMPLY FOR MIRA FOR, DARN NEAR TO WHAT THE BRICK COLOR IS. I'M SORRY.

IF I'M BORING EVERYBODY. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: MAYBE IT MIGHT BE HELPFUL IF WE GO THROUGH SOME OF THE CONCEPTS AND SAY, FOR EXAMPLE, THERE HAS BEEN THE TALK OF HAVING FIVE BOARD MEMBERS. TWO FROM THE SCHOOLS, TWO FROM THE CITY AND ONE SELECTED BY THOSE FOUR.

>> PRO TEM S. MYERS: I THINK IT'S MANDATED AS I READ IT.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: NO, IT'S NOT.

>> ONE OF THE CONFUSING, AND YOU ARE CORRECT, THE STATUTES, YOU ARE BOTH CORRECT I GUESS I WOULD SAY.

THE STATUTE IS VERY BROAD IN WHAT IT ALLOWS YOU TO PAINT IN TERMS OF THIS DISTRICT. IT'S ALSO CONFUSING IN THAT THERE ARE -- THERE IS A TYPE OF BOARD THAT THE CITY COUNCIL BY ITSELF COULD CREATE. THAT'S SUBSECTION A OF THE STATUTE. SOME 5514.

AND THEN THERE ARE TWO OTHER VERSIONS IN WHICH YOU ARE DOING SO IN CONJUNCTION WITH ANOTHER GOVERNMENTAL ENTITY.

IF THE SCHOOL DISTRICT AND CITY WERE TO CREATE IT, THEN IT WOULD NOT FALL UNDER THE A CATEGORY, WHICH SETS THE NUMBER AND WHO APPOINTS THOSE PARTICULAR MEMBERS.

UNDER THE B CATEGORY, IT'S THE OPTION OF THE TWO CONTRACTING ENTITIES, THE SCHOOL DISTRICT AND THE CITY, WHO WOULD DETERMINE THE NUMBER OF BOARD MEMBERS AND THE METHOD OF THEIR SELECTION. SO THERE IS THAT CAPABILITY.

THAT'S ONE OPTION THAT WE COULD DISCUSS THE NUMBER.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: I'M TRYING TO MOVE US FORWARD IN SOME DIRECTION. IS THERE -- DO PEOPLE PREFER THE CITY DOING IT ALL BY OUR SEVERALS OR WANTING TO DO IT IN CONJUNCTION ITH THE SCHOOL DISTRICT?

>> PRO TEM S. MYERS: I DON'T THINK WE HAVE A CHOICE SINCE

THEY OWN IT. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: I'M NARROWING IT DOWN. DOES ANYBODY HAVE -- DOES FIVE SOUND LIKE A

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GOOD NUMBER, AT LEAST FOR A BEGINNING DRAFT.

TWO, TWO AND THOSE FOUR PICK ONE?

DOES THAT -- >> R. DOROTHY: WE MOSTLY HAVE BEEN WORKING WITH THE SCHOOL BOARD ON THIS.

>> M. GREESON: I HAVEN'T WORKED A LOT WITH THE SCHOOL BOARD.

I HAD A NUMBER OF CONVERSATIONS WITH DR. BOWERS, INCLUDING SWIM INC. AS WELL, AND MY INTENT IS TO WORK THROUGH EACH OF THESE ISSUES WITH THEM BEFORE. WHEN WE TART TURNING THIS INTO LEGISLATION, THE WAY THE STATUTE WORKS IS WE BOTH HAVE TO PASS THE SAME LEGISLATION. I'M NOT GOING TO PRESENT TO YOU SOMETHING THAT HASN'T HAD THE SCHOOL STAFF'S INVOLVEMENT AS

WELL. >> PRO TEM S. MYERS: IT'S MY UNDERSTANDING RAISED A GOOD QUESTION, IF I MAY, MR. ROBINSON, A GREAT QUESTION OF, YOU KNOW, WHY THE JRD.

AND IT'S INTERESTING, WHEN I SPOKE TO MR. ROBINSON, I SAID, I INITIALLY STARTED WRITING THE MEMO AS A ALMOST A POLICY POSITION PAPER. AND THEN I STOPPED SHORT OF THAT AND SAID NO, REALLY WHAT YOU ARE ASKING IS TO ANSWER ALL OF THESE SPECIFIC QUESTIONS BUT IT SEEMS TO ME THE NEXT STEP IS A RESOLUTION THAT MAYBE FAIRLY GENERAL AND CONSIST WITH THE TYPES OF JOINT RESOLUTION, JRD LEGISLATION THAT YOU SEE AROUND THE STATE. A DOCUMENT THAT GOES ALONG SIDE THAT THAT ARTICULATES THE INDENT OF THE TWO GOVERNING BODIES.

I THINK THAT'S OFTEN I THINK THAT IS WOULD BE MORE USEFUL IN HELPING GUIDE THE WORK 069JRD BOARD IS WHAT IS THE UNDERSTANDING AMONGST SWIM INC., THE SCHOOLS AND CITY AS WE

CREATE THIS EW BODY. >>

>> PRO TEM S. MYERS: LEGISLATION WILL HELP ANSWER SOME OF THESE.

LITTLE THINGS LIKE WHO IS GOING TO HOLD TITLE TO THINGS. AND WHO IS GOING TO BE RESPONSIBLE FOR DRAFTING THOSE UNDERLYING CONTRACTS AND LEASES. AND YOU KNOW, AGAIN, I WANT TO HELP AS MUCH AS WE CAN. BUT IT HAS TO BE THE RECREATION DISTRICT THAT DOES IT. I DON'T WANT TO DUMP ON THE FIVE, SEVEN OR NINE OR WHATEVER WE APPOINT.

MAYBE IT'S BEST IF I CAN SEE THE CONTEXT OF THE LEGISLATION.

AND THAT WOULD ROBABLY ANSWER A LOT OF MY QUESTIONS.

>> M. GREESON: I RECOMMEND WE TAKE NOT THE MIRA FLORA APPROACH BUT AS YOU ARTICULATED IT BUT MORE OF THE LEGISLATION THAT PROVIDES FUTURE SCHOOL BOARDS AND CITY COUNCILS AND JOINT BOARDS FLEXIBILITY BUT SOMETHING THAT ANSWERS THOSE QUESTIONS.

BASICALLY -- AND WE CAN DEBATE, YOU CAN DEBATE HOW MUCH YOU WANT TO SHIFT INTO LEGISLATION VERSE HOW MUCH YOU WANT TO BE IN A STATEMENT OF POLICY. LET ME --

>> B. KOWALCZYK: ADD LAYERS TO THIS.

I THINK WHAT WE NEED TO ALSO THINK ABOUT IS WHAT IS IMPORTANT TO US AS THIS MOVES FORWARD. I THINK IN MY MIND, HAVING SOME KIND OF OVERSIGHT OR ACCOUNTABILITY AND HOW THAT IS BAKED INTO THIS, WE WANT FLEXIBILITY BUT WE ALSO HAVE GOALS WE WANT TO SEE ACHIEVED THROUGH THIS.

ARE THERE THINGS WE THINK ARE IMPORTANT TO INCLUDE IN THIS POLICY STATEMENT THAT ARE IMPORTANT TO US? NOT JUST WE FORMED THE DISTRICT AND IT FUNDS THE POOLS BUT ARE THERE OTHER THINGS WE THINK ARE IMPORTANT? I PERSONALLY THINK THERE SHOULD BE SOMEWHERE SOME KIND OF ACCOUNTABILITY BACK TO US. WE'LL HAVE BOARD MEMBERS BUT YOU KNOW, HOW MUCH ACCOUNTABILITY CAN WE GET N TERMS OF RAISING

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FUNDS, WHERE THEY ARE SPENDING THE MONEY AND JUST PLANNING FOR THE FUTURE. I THINK THE REASON WHY WE'RE HERE IS BECAUSE OF SUSTAINABILITY AND THE LACK OF PLANNING FOR HE FUTURE EFFECTIVELY.

AND SO HOW DO WE CONVEY THAT. AND MAYBE THAT'S SOMEWHERE DOWN THE ROAD. BUT IN UNDERSTANDING WHAT IS IMPORTANT TO US AS COUNCIL AND A CITY WHEN WE THINK ABOUT THIS.

>> R. DOROTHY: I WOULD TOTALLY AGREE.

BUT I MEAN, ONE OF THE REASONS WE'RE GOING DOWN THIS ROAD, I THOUGHT WE AGREED IT'S A COMMUNITY ASSET BUT WHY? WHAT GOALS IS THIS FURTHERING IN MAKING IT A COMMUNITY ASSET IF

WE HAVE A POLICY STATEMENT? >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: WE CAN ALSO HAVE, YOU KNOW, AS PART OF THE ACCOUNTABILITY, FIRST OF ALL, ANY CITY FUNDING THAT WE WOULD GIVE TO THAT WOULD BE SOMETHING THAT WOULD HAVE TO BE ALMOST LIKE WE DO WITH THE MCCONNELL ARTS CENTER OR OTHER FUNCTIONS AND GROUPS WE COME IN WITH A PROPOSAL, WHY THEY ARE DOING IT AND THE BUDGET. I THINK WE FOLLOW THE PROCEDURE WE'VE DONE WITH OTHERS, THE MCCONNELL, THE PARTNERSHIP WE FOLLOW IF THEY WANT CITY MONEY, WHICH I'M SURE THEY ARE. THE OTHER THING AS WE GOING ON THE GOAL, I WOULD HATE TO HAVE THE GOAL LIMITED TO JUST THE SWIMMING POOL. THAT'S THE SWIMMING POOL OR OTHER FUTURE RECREATIONAL FACILITIES, PROGRAMS. THE REASON BEING IF THIS GETS UP AND RUNNING, AND 10 YEARS FROM NOW THINGS ARE ALL SET AND GOOD, THEN THIS ALSO LEAVES THE OPPORTUNITY FOR WORTHINGTON YOUTH BOOSTERS TO WORK WITH THE JOINT RECREATION DISTRICT TO DO PROGRAMS THAT WOULD SERVE WITHIN THE SCHOOL DISTRICT BUT NOT NECESSARILY BE IN THE CITY.

BUT USING THE FUNDRAISING AND REACHING OUT IN A WHOLE NOTHER DIRECTION. I WOULD HATE TO SEE IT PRIMARIL.

PRIMARILY THE POOL BUT OTHER RELATED DUTIES.

YOU HAVE OTHER OPPORTUNITIES TO BE ABLE TO, FOR THE DISTRICT SO THEY DON'T HAVE TO RECREATE A NEW DISTRICT.

THAT'S ONE LITTLE OT THAT GOES --

>> R. DOROTHY: I WOULD THINK IF WRY WANTED TO DO THAT THAT WOULD BE PUT INTO THE PURPOSE OF WHY WE'RE CREATING IT.

>> PRO TEM S. MYERS: IF IT YOU LOOK AT THE STATUTE, TOM AND MATT SAID THEY WILL DRAFT IT BROADLY SO THE JOINT DISTRICT CAN CARRY OUT PURPOSES IT SEES FIT.

ONE OF THE DOWN SIDES IS, WE'RE SEAT SEEDING CONTROL TO OTHER COEQUAL BRANCH OF GOVERNMENT. AND THE ONLY WAY WE CAN EXERCISE AUTHORITY LONG TERM OVER THIS IS BASED ON WHO WE APPOINT.

IF WE WANT TO DIRECT, YES, YOU WILL DO THESE PROGRAMS, WE GOT TO PUT OUR MONEY IN AND NOT DO THE JOINT RECK DISTRICT.

WE CAN TELL THEM THEY CAN DO WHATEVER THE LAW ALLOWS AND WE'LL GIVE YOU SUGGESTIONS. BUT THEY ARE FREE TO IGNORE THOSE BECAUSE THEY ARE A EQUAL BRANCH OF GOVERNMENT NOW.

I MEAN, THAT'S -- YOU KNOW, WE HAVE TO GET OUR HEADS AROUND

THAT. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: THEY WILL BY DOING FUNDRAISING OF THEIR OWN, LIKE BOND ISSUE OR PRIVATE SECTOR FUNDING AND THINGS LIKE THAT.

AND THAT WOULD BE IN THEIR BUDGET.

YOU ARE RIGHT, IT'S OUT OF OUR CONTROL.

IT'S THEIR MONEY. MR. ROBINSON.

>> D. ROBINSON: WOULD WE HAVE THE ABILITY TO NOT ONLY APPOINT BUT ALSO TO REMOVE BOARD MEMBERS? IF SO, THAT WOULD SEEM THAT COEQUAL WOULDN'T REALLY FULLY

CAPTURE THE RELATIONSHIP. >> THE VARIOUS RESOLUTIONS AND BYLAWS WE'VE LOOKED AT FOR OTHER DISTRICTS CREATED ACROSS THE STATE HAVE GENERALLY ALLOWED SOME ASPECT OF THAT ABILITY TO REMOVE IN VARYING DEGREES. THE OTHER OPTION UNDER THE STATUTE, LET'S CALL IT THE NUCLEAR OPTION IF YOU WILL, IS THE ABILITY TO WITHDRAW FROM THE DISTRICT.

AND BY STATUTE, IF THE NUMBER OF ENTITIES FORMING THE DISTRICT BECOMES ONE, THEN IT DISSOLVES BY OPERATION OF LAW, SUBJECT TO ANY BONDS THAT HAVE BEEN ISSUED AND ANY LEVEES HAVE BEEN PASSED THOSE CONTINUE TO BE COLLECTED UNTIL SUCH TIME THOSE ARE PAID OFF. THERE IS AN ABILITY TO SAY, NOT WORK OR DON'T LIKE HOW IT'S WORKING.

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THEREFORE, WE WITHDRAW. BUT THAT WOULD STILL BE SUBJECT TO HAVING TO PAY OFF THE BONDS. SO THAT WOULD BE AN PTION AS

WELL. >>

>> PRO TEM S. MYERS: HAS TO BE SOME LEVEL OF INDEPENDENCE IN

THIS BOARD. >> ONCE AGAIN, AND I SHOULD GIVE CREDIT EVEN IN IS ABSENCE TO ETHAN BARNHARDT TO ID THE LEG WORK TO COLLECT SOME OF THE THESE AND BOIL THEM DOWN IN A MEANINGFUL WAY IN TERMS OF THE MEMOS HE'S PREPARED.

IN MY REVIEW, THEY INCLUDED THE MALFEASANCE LANGUAGE AS BEING ONE BASIS TO SHALL REMOVE. BUT STILL SOMEWHAT TO A VOTE OF THE BOARD ITSELF TO DETERMINE WHETHER OR NOT THERE WAS.

NOW THAT DOESN'T DIRECTLY SPEAK TO GROUP MALFEASANCE OF THE BOARD. SO THAT WOULD BE A SEPARATE QUESTION. THERE HAS BEEN PROVISIONS IN TERMS OF ATTENDANCE. IF A BOARD MEMBER FAILED TO ATTEND A CERTAIN PERCENTAGE OF THE MEETINGS, T THAT WOULD BE ANOTHER GROUNDS FOR REMOVAL. THE STATUTE IN ITS BROADNESS DOESN'T DIRECTLY ADDRESS SOME OF THESE QUESTIONS.

AS YOU KNOW, ABSENT LIT GATED CHALLENGES TO AUTHORITY, IT'S HARD TO PROVIDE CLEAR GUIDANCE AS TO WHAT COULD OR COULDN'T BE PERMITTED. ALL WE CAN GO BY IS THESE ARE WHAT OTHER COMMUNITIES HAVE DONE.

IT'S WORKING FOR THEM. BUT THAT MAYBE IT'S WORKED AND THEY DON'T HAVE A QUESTION THAT WOULD RISE TO THE NEED TO REMOVE

A MEMBER. >> D. ROBINSON: I KNOW WE'RE A FEW CONVERSATIONS INTO THE JRD. MATT, ARE THERE OTHER OPTIONS TO RAISE THIS TYPE OF CAPITAL? WHETHER THE SCHOOLS ARE INTERESTED OR IF WE WANT TODAY PUSH THEM? OR IS THIS THE BEST OPTION, IN YOUR OPINION TO GET A LARGE SUM

FOR LONG-TERM SUSTAINABILITY? >> M. GREESON: I'LL ANSWER THE SECOND QUESTION FIRST AND TALK ABOUT THE CHOICES I SEE.

I THINK IT'S THE BEST OPTION FOR A NUMBER OF REASONS.

ONE IS, AND IT'S PROBABLY THE NUMBER-ONE REASON.

-- IT IS A SIZABLE -- THE MASTER PLAN AND JUST THE COST OF REPLACING POOLS AND THE AMOUNT OF WATER AND PROVIDING THE TYPE OF AQUATIC FACILITIES WE BELIEVE OUR COMMUNITY EXPECTS AND HAS A TRADITION OF PROVIDING ARE IN THE RANGE OF, ACCORDING TO THE SWIM INC. SWIMINC., $24 MILLION. THAT OUT STRIPS OUR ABILITY -- OUTSTRIPS. -- OUR ABILITY TO FINANCE THAT.

AND OF COURSE, THE SCHOOL SYSTEM HAS MORE OF AN CENTER IN THE NATATORIUM AS OPPOSED TO THE OUTDOOR POOL.

SECOND, OR MAYBE FIRST, IF YOU LOOK AT FAIRNESS AND IN CREATING AN EQUITABLE MODEL FOR FUNDING PUBLIC ASSETS.

YOU GOT TO THINK ABOUT WHO USES THEM? WHO ARE HE BENEFICIARIES OF THIS RECREATIONAL AQUATIC ASSET WE WOULD BE CREATING. THE REALITY IS, IT IS NOT ONLY THE RESIDENTS OF WORTHINGTON BUT ALL OF THE MEMBERS OF THE LARGER WORTHINGTON, ALL THE RESIDENTS OF THE LARGER WORTHINGTON AREA.

SO THERE ARE FEW MECHANISMS BY WHICH TO A, RAISE THE CAPITAL IN THE AMOUNTS NEEDED. AND B, FAIRLY AND EQUITABLY FUND THE POOL. THE JRD REPRESENTS THE BEST WAY TO HAVE ALL OF THE POTENTIAL BENEFICIARIESES COVER THE COST OF THE UBLIC ASSET. THE OTHER CHOICE THAT'S BEEN DISCUSSED TO ANSWER YOUR FIRST QUESTION, IS ESSENTIALLY

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SPLITTING THE RESPONSIBILITIES. THE CITYWIDE WORK WITH SWIMINC.

AND HELP FUND THE OUTDOOR POOL. AND THE SCHOOLS WOULD POTE POTENTIALLY PLACE A LEVY IN THE FUTURE BALLOT ISSUE FOR THE NATATORIUM. THERE ARE SOME DOWNSIDES TO THAT CHOICE. WHEN AND CERTAINLY WHEN COMPARED TO THE JRD, MAKE THE JRD MORE ATTRACTIVE.

ONE, THE FAIRNESS AND EQUITY ISSUE, LESS EQUITABLE BECAUSE ONLY THE CITY OF WORTHINGTON RESIDENTS WOULD BE INVESTING IN THE OUTDOOR POOL AND NOT ALL THE POTENTIAL RESIDENTS THAT BENEFIT FROM IT. ALSO, WE MAY NOT BE ABLE TO CONTRIBUTE THE FUNDS THAT WOULD BE SUFFICIENT TO MEET EXPECTATIONS IN TERMS OF AQUATIC AMENITIES AT THE OUTDOOR POOL.

IF WE DO, THAT WOULD BE AT THE EXPENSE OF OTHER POTENTIALLY OTHER PROJECTS THAT ARE BENEFICIAL TO OUR WORTHINGTON COMMUNITY. ADDITIONALLY, THERE ARE LEGITIMATE BENEFITS TO PLANNING THE WHOLE PROJECT AS ONE.

IT MAY GET CONSTRUCTED IN PIECES BUT LIKE YOU DON'T RENOVATE EVERY ROOM OF YOUR HOUSE AT ONCE.

BUT SHARED INFRASTRUCTURE, SHARED MAINTENANCE ROOMS, SHARED, YOU KNOW, ARE SHARED ASSETS BETWEEN THE INDOOR AND THE OUTDOOR. ALL OF THAT KIND OF PLANNING THAT CAN OCCUR WHEN WE'RE DOING IT CONCURRENTLY CAN YIELD EFFICIENCIES IN OPERATIONS. BENEFICIAL DESIGN IDEAS.

REAL CONSTRUCTION SAVINGS. IF YOU SEPARATE THE PROJECT SAIU LOSE THAT AND YOU ARE PIECEMEALING IT TOGETHER.

IT ALSO CONTINUES COMMUNITY UNCERTAINTY.

WHICH I DON'T THINK IS PARTICULARLY BENEFICIAL.

SO THAT'S HOW, WHY I'VE BEEN DRAWN TO THE JOINT RECREATION DISTRICT CONCEPT. I CERTAINLY THING IT'S MORE COMPLEX BECAUSE IT REQUIRES THREE PARTIES TO WORK TOGETHER FOR WHEN WE CREATE THE NEW JRD. BUT THERE IS, YOU KNOW, MAYBE SOME THING MORE IMPACTFUL THAT WE CAN CREATE FOR A COMMUNITY AS

A RESULT OF THAT. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: WHAT KIND OF TIMELINE ARE WE LOOKING AT?

>> M. GREESON: I WOULD LIKE TO -- YOU KNOW, I WAS IN FULL SPEED MODE LAST TIME. I THINK WE HAVE A LITTLE FLEXIBILITY. IN REALITY, I WAS LOOKING AND TALKING TO DR. BOWERS ABOUT THE SCHOOLS LEVY CYCLE.

IN ACTUALITY THEY WON'T BE ON THE BALLOT UNTIL '22.

I THINK THERE IS TIME FOR THE BOARD TO DECIDE WHETHER THEY ARE GOING TO BE PREPARED TO GO ON THE BALLOT, WHETHER IT'S BENEFICIAL TO GO ON IN 2020 OR 2021.

IS A POLITICAL JUDGMENT. I THINK WE NEED TO KEEP MOVING THE ISSUE. AND WE NEED TO BRING LEGISLATION BACK FOR REVIEW IN THE COMING MONTHS.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: LEGISL? >> M. GREESON: IN THE COMING MONTH. JUST KEEP IT GOING.

>> QUESTIONS. A FOLLOW-UP ON THE SAME THING.

IT JUST DOESN'T SEEM TO ME TO GO REALISTIC WE COULD CREATE THE ENTITY, THEY COULD GET TOGETHER AND BE IN A POSITION TO HAVE TO FILE AUGUST? TO GET ON THE BALLOT.

>> M. GREESON: PROGRESSIVE. >> PRO TEM S. MYERS: I DON'T THINK THEY WILL HAVE AN OPERATIONAL FOR A LEVY TO GET PASSED. IF THEY IS DEAD. I WOULD THINK 20 -- 2021 WOULD BE MORE REALISTIC. CAN SWIMINC. ARE THEY GOING TO

BE OKAY TO GET THROUGH THE YEAR? >> M. GREESON: ABSOLUTELY .

IN FACT, ONE OF THE MESSAGES I THTANT TO SEND IS

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THAT THEY ARE A VIABLE, SUCCESSFUL ORGANIZATION AND GO BUY YOUR SUMMER MEMBERSHIP, IT'S BENEFICIAL TO US ALL.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: WHAT ABOUT THE MILLION DOLLARS? ARE THEY CAPITALIZE ON THE STATE FUNDS?

>> M. GREESON: THEY MET WITH THE ODNR LAST WEEK.

AND I THINK ARE DEVELOPING A PLAN TO UTILIZE THAT.

ESSENTIALLY, EMBEDDED IN THE MEMO IS A KEY QUESTION, MR. MEYERS ASKED. IT'S WHO OWNS THIS IN THE END.

I THINK ONE OF THE CRITICAL CONVERSATIONS WITH OUR PARTNERS IS IF BOND COUNCIL DETERMINES THAT IN ORDER TO -- IN ORDER FOR THE JRD, THE JOINT RECREATION DISTRICT TO ISSUE BONDS AFTER A SUCCESSFUL LEVY THAT IT REQUIRES THE JOINT RECREATION DISTRICT TO HAVE AN INTEREST IN THE PROPERTY.

THE QUESTION BECOMES, DOES THE JOINT RECREATION DISTRICT NEED TO ASSUME THE LEASE CURRENTLY HELD BE SWIMINC.? AND OVERSEE THE CONSTRUCTION PROJECT.

AND THEN CONTRACT WITH SWIMINC. TO MANAGE IT.

MANAGE THE POOL LIKE THEY HAVE DONE FOR 50 YEARS.

THAT'S PROBABLY THE MODEL THAT WE'RE, THE NEXT TIME WE'RE HERE AND TALKING ABOUT STATEMENT OF POLICY AND A RESOLUTION, THAT IS THE CRITICAL QUESTION THAT I NEED TO RESOLVE WITH THE SWIMINC. BOARD AND REPRESENTATIVE SAID OF THE -- REPRESENTATIVES OF THE SCHOOL. WHETHER THEY WOULD BE COMFORTABLE WITH THAT BEING THE CONCEPTUAL UNDERPINNINGS OF THIS. BECAUSE THAT MAYBE FINANCIALLY OR LEGALLY REQUIRED FOR THE JOINT RECREATION DISTRICT TO ISSUE BONDS. AND IT MAY BE DESIRABLE BECAUSE THE NEW GOVERNMENTAL ENTITY WILL BE PUTTING TENS OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS INTO A PUBLIC ASSET IT MAY BE MOST APPROPRIATE FOR THEM TO BUILD. THAT BEING SAID, BACK UP TO PRESIDENT MICHAEL'S QUESTION, WE'RE BLESSED THAT SWIMINC. HAS ACCESS TO THE MILLIONS DOLLARS BECAUSE THEY ARE IN A POSITION TO DRAW DOWN THOSE DOLLARS FOR DESIGN, FOR FURTHER SITE INVESTIGATION, AND HAVE EVERY INTENT TO COLLABORATE WITH THE CITY AND THE SCHOOLS AND THE AQUATIC COMMUNITY IN THE FURTHER DEVELOPMENT OF THE PROJECT. PROBABLY UP UNTIL WHAT WE CALL DESIGN DEVELOPMENT, WHICH IS KIND OF WHERE YOU ARE GETTING TO WITH MCCORD PARK. IF YOU WOULD HAVE REALLY REFINED PLANS AND COST ESTIMATES THAT THE PUBLIC COULD SEE.

BUT THAT YOU WOULDN'T GO INTO FULL BID DOCUMENTS UNTIL A LEVY PASSES. THAT'S HOW I'M THINKING ABOUT IT. AND I THINK WE'RE IN A POSITION TO DO THAT WITH SWIMINC.'S ACCESS TO THE MILLION DOLLARS.

I BELIEVE THERE WILL NEED TO BE AN M.O.U. BETWEEN THE PARTIES THAT SAYS THIS IS WHAT SWIMINC. IS GOING TO DO WITH THE ODNR MONEY IF WE PUT SEED MONEY INTO TO SUPPORT THE DISTRICT, A MEMORANDUM TO SAY THIS IS WHAT WILL BE DONE WITH THOSE DOLLARS AND MAYBE MEMORIALIZES THE DETAILS THAT MR. MEYERS

QUESTIONED ME ABOUT. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: VERY THOROUGH PRESENTATION. ANY OTHER THOUGHTS OR QUESTIONS?

>> R. DOROTHY: WHAT YOU NEED FROM US NEXT TO KEEP THIS GOING?

>> M. GREESON: ARE YOU COMFORTABLE WITH US NOW PREPARING LEGISLATION AND A POLICY STATEMENT THAT TRIES T

TO -- >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: I SEE

HEADS NODDING, YES. >> R. DOROTHY: I WOULD LIKE TO MOVE FORWARD AND I THINK THAT'S A GOOD WAY.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: I THINK EVERYONE IS PRETTY MUCH IN FAVOR. SO THE NEXT STEP WE'LL GET INFORMATION BACK FROM YOU.

>> M. GREESON: YEAH. I THINK WE'LL DRAFT IT AND THE TIMELINE FOR GETTING IT TO YOU, WHILE PRESIDENT MICHAEL, I WOULD LIKE TO SAY NEXT MONTH, IT WILL BE DICTATED IN LARGE PART ON THE ABILITY TO GET THE STAKEHOLDER'S ENGAGEMENT.

THIS IS THE CRITICAL JUNCTURE WHERE WE DRAFT IT AND EACH OF THE PARTIES GETS AN OPPORTUNITY TO WEIGH IN ON IT.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: ALL RIGHT.

>> M. GREESON: I'LL TURN IT OVER TO MR. BARTTER.

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>> PRESIDENT MICHAEL, MEMBERS OF COUNCIL, YOU HAVE THE FEBRUARY 2020 FINANCIAL REPORT. HAPPY TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS IF THERE ARE ANY. IF NOT, IF I COULD AVE A MOTION TO ACCEPT AS PRESENTED. I WOULD NOTE YOU HAVE AT YOUR PLACE, HARD COPIES OF THE BUDGET, THE C.I.P. AND THE COMPREHENSIVE FINANCIAL REPORT. ALL OF WHICH YOU HAVE PROBABLY

READ ONLINE. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: QUESTI?

MR. ROBINSON? >> D. ROBINSON: MR. BARTTER, THE YEAR-TO-DATE TAX COLLECTIONS ARE ABOVE ESTIMATES BY 5.3%? WHAT IS THERE BASIS OF THAT GOOD NEWS?

>> NO REALLY ONE SINGULAR DRIVER.

A LARGE PORTION IS NET PROFIT RECEIPTS.

THAT'S UP SIGNIFICANTLY. ACCOUNTS FOR ABOUT $136,000 OF THE INCREASE. THAT CANNOT BE CONTRIBUTED -- ATTRIBUTED TO ONE SINGLE TAXPAYER BUT MULTIPLE TAXPAYERS MAKING ESTIMATED PAYMENTS ON THE CORPORATE SIDE.

>> D. ROBINSON: NET PROFIT SAID RECEIPTS, WHAT IS THAT?

>> INCOME TAX RECEIPTS FROM NET PROFIT RETURNS.

BUT NET PROFIT RETURNS IS THE TAX ON THE NET PROFITS OF CORPORATIONS, EXCEPT FOR BANKS AND INSURANCE COMPANIES.

>> D. ROBINSON: PROVIDE JUST A REAL BRIEF OVERVIEW OF WHAT ACCOUNTS FOR THE SIGNIFICANT DROP IN THE FUND BALANCE?

>> THAT WAS PRIMARILY OCCURRED IN JANUARY.

A LARGE PORTION WAS OBVIOUSLY PAYING THE NORTHWEST REGIONAL EMERGENCY CENTER, THE 2020. WE ALSO HAD THREE --

>> D. ROBINSON: HOW MUCH? >> 1.2 MILLION.

1.1 AND SOME CHANGE. THERE WERE BE PAYS IN JANUARY.

THAT ATTRIBUTED ABOUT $600,000 TO THE DROP.

WE HAVE NOT RECEIVED THE PROPERTY TAX REVENUES THAT WILL NOT COME IN UNTIL MARCH OR APRIL.

>> D. ROBINSON: THIS COMING QUARTERLY?

DO THEY COME IN QUARTERLY? >> NO, TWICE YEARLY.

>> D. ROBINSON: TWICE A YEAR. >> AS WE MOVE INTO JANUARY, WE TAKE THE 2019 EXPENSE NUMBER, WHICH INCREASED OVER THE 2018 EXPENSE NUMBER. WHICH AS YOU CHANGE THE DENOMINATOR, CHANGES THE AMOUNT YOU NEED.

>> D. ROBINSON: THANK YOU SO MUCH.

>> WE DON'T EVER LOSE IN THE STOCK MARKET.

I NOTE ONE OF THERE BIG LOOSERS IS WORTHINGTON INDUSTRIES, DROPPED ABOUT 13%. LOSERS.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: QUESTIN S? IF NOT, MS. DOROTHY. ANY FURTHER DISCUSSION? IF NOT ALL THOSE IN FAVOR, SIGNIFY BY SAYING AYE.

OPPOSED? THAT PASSED.

MR. GREESON, IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE YOU WANT TO BRING UP?

>> M. GREESON: YES, A FEW THINGS.

AND PROBABLY THE MOST IMPORTANT ONE IS, I HAVE NO REQUEST FOR AN

EXECUTIVE SESSION TONIGHT. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: YEAH.

>> M. GREESON: A COUPLE OF THINGS I WANT TO HIGHLIGHT.

FIRST, IN YOUR PACKET, MARTY JENKINS PROVIDED AN AGENDA FOR THE CITY COUNCIL RETREAT. FOR YOUR INFORMATION.

THERE IS A FRAMEWORK IN THERE, EVERY FACILITATOR USES A TOOL OR APPROACH IN WHICH TO SORT AND DEAL ITH ALL OF THE IDEAS AND ISSUES BEFORE THEM. AND HE'S PROPOSED USING THIS ELEMENTS OF STRATEGIC DECISIONS FRAMEWORK WHICH HE USED WITH OTHER CITY COUNCILS TO HELP THEM CATEGORIZE, DISCUSS AND FRAME THE VARIOUS ISSUES BEING RAISED. GIVEN HIS LONG TRACK RECORD IN FACILITATING CITY COUNCIL RETREATS THROUGHOUT OHIO, I THINK IT WILL BE A REALLY GOOD PROCESS.

I WOULD BE GLAD TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS.

IF I DON'T HAVE AN ANSWER, I'LL REFER TO MR. JENKINS.

I SHOULD TALK ABOUT THE LOGISTICS.

>> D. ROBINSON: THE PUBLIC ORGANIZATIONS, CAN YOU SAY

SOMETHING ABOUT THAT PLEASE? >> M. GREESON: YEAH.

I DON'T KNOW THAT I CAN ARTICULATE IT SCRIPTURE AND VERSUS. I ASKED MARTY BEFORE.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: I'M PULLING ABOUT --

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>> M. GREESON: HE HAS A PIECE HE DOES, I GUESS ANYTIME HE FACILITIES A BOARD OR COUNCIL RETREAT ABOUT THINGS HE THINKS ARE IMPORTANT FOR ELECTED BODIES TO KNOW OR TO FOCUS ON WHEN THEY DO THE PUBLIC'S WORK. AND IT'S A LITTLE BIT OF A PREAMBLE, I CALL IT A GOOD GOVERNMENT PREAMBLE TO THE

WEEKEND. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: I HAVE THE THREE WORD ANSWER. CIVILITY, CONSENSUS AND

CREDIBILITY. >> M. GREESON: HE'LL --

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: I HAD THE SAME QUESTION THAT OU DID.

>> M. GREESON: I THINK HE'LL TALK A LITTLE BIT WHY HE THINKS THAT'S IMPORTANT FOR BOARD GIVEN HIS EXPERIENCE WORKING WITH PUBLIC BOARD. I'M SORRY.

>> D. ROBINSON: THAT'S ALL RIGHT.

>> M. GREESON: YOU LOOK LIKE YOU HAVE ANOTHER QUESTION.

>> D. ROBINSON: ANTICIPATED BREAK BETWEEN FRIDAY AND SATURDAY OR IS THIS AN ALL NIGHTER?

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: I ASKED THAT SAME -- IT'S FUNNY, WE'RE ON THE SAME WAVELENGTHS ON THIS. BASICALLY, 5:30 TO AROUND 8:30 AND SEE HOW FAR DOWN WE GET.

GIVE OR TAKE AROUND 8:30, AND THE NEXT ORNING AT 8:30 AND TRY TO GET THE DONE BY 3:30. I ASKED HOW FAR DOWN THE AGENDA?

HE SAID, WE'LL SEE. >> M. GREESON: WE'LL HAVE DINNER FOR YOU AT 5:30. AND WE'LL BEGIN AT AROUND 6:00.

IF WE GET TO 9:00, WE'LL DO A HARD STOP.

WE'LL DO -- IT'S GOING TO BE AT THE WORTHINGTON EDUCATIONAL CENTER. AND LIKE IT HAS BEEN LAST YEAR.

AND WILL BEGIN AT 8:30 IN THE MORNING.

WE'LL HAVE A CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST.

BREAK FOR LUNCH. AND A HARD STOP NO LATER THAN 3:00. HE'LL START THE WIND DOWN.

IF WE GET TO 3, WE'LL HARD STOP. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL:

>> M. GREESON: WE'LL SEND OUT THE DETAIL SINCE IT'S NOT ON THE AGENDA PIECE HE SENT. ALL THOSE LOGISTICS.

I HAVE A COUPLE OF THINGS. ONE, LIFE CARE ALLIANCE, ONE OF THE ENTITIES THAT WE PROVIDE GRANT FUNDING TO HAS OFFERED AN OPPORTUNITY, IT'S ACTUALLY NEXT WEEK.

APOLOGIZE FOR THE SHORT NOTICE. REALLY ALMOST ANY DAY NEXT WEEK.

AND I BELIEVE IT'S DURING THE NOON HOUR.

>> 11 TO NOON. >> M. GREESON: 11 TO NOON.

IF ANY OF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN HELPING THEM DELIVER MEALS ON WHEELS, THEY ARE WELCOMING US TO PARTICIPATE IN THAT. ONE OR TWO EACH OF THE DAYS. SO THAT WE CAN SEE HOW THEIR GRANT DOLLARS ARE USED IN OUR COMMUNITY.

AND WHILE I HAVE NOT VOLUNTEERED FOR MEALS ON WHEELS WHILE I LIVED IN OHIO, I USED TO BE A MEALS ON WHEELS VOLUNTEER. AND IT'S A VERY IMPACTFUL EXPERIENCE.

AND SO IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN THAT, LET ROBYN KNOW, SHE'S IN COMMUNICATION WITH THEM. THE LAST THING IS, INCLUDED AT YOUR PLACE IS A RUSH RUN STUDY. AND A MEMORANDUM FROM MR. WHITED ON THAT. I BELIEVE WE PROVIDED THE EXECUTIVE SUMMARY OF HE STUDY, NOT ALL OF THE HYDROLOGICAL

MODELING DOCUMENTED. >> I'M NOT CLEAR IF THEY WERE

GIVEN THE APPENDICES OR NOT. >> M. GREESON: IT'S NARROW.

BUT IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN THOSE, WE'LL PROVIDE THEM.

AND ONLY MR. WHITED IS THE ONLY PERSON THAT MIGHT BE ABLE TO EXPLAIN THEM ALL. I THINK THE EXECUTIVE SUMMARY IS INFORMATIVE. THIS IS THE RECOMMENDATIONS AND THE ANALYSIS DONE BY SUSTAINABLE STREAMS AND STRAND ASSOCIATES.

WE'RE GOING TO SCHEDULE THIS FOR DISCUSSION AT THE APRIL COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE COMMITTEE.

AND THERE IS ACTUALLY GOING TO BE TWO THINGS THAT NIGHT.

I'M GOING TO TRY TO DO A BETTER JOB OF FORECASTING OUR COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLES HERE. WE'RE GOING TO TALK, HAVE THE CONSULTANTS HERE TO TALK ABOUT RUSH RUN.

WE'RE GOING TO HAVE THEM HERE STRAND ALSO HAS DONE OUR WATERLINE ASSESSMENT. SO TWO IMPORTANT POLICY AREAS THAT WE'RE GOING TO FOCUS ON IN APRIL AND IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS REGARDING THE EXECUTIVE SUMMARY OF THE REPORT

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OR IF YOU WANT ACCESS TO THE APPENDICES, MR. WHITED IS YOUR

MAN. >> R. DOROTHY: I THINK WE GOT SOME INFORMATION THAT THERE MIGHT BE MONEY AVAILABLE BUT A VERY TIGHT TIMELINE FOR THAT. FOR THE RUSH RUN.

>> I HAD THAT INDICATION TODAY FROM LAURA FAY.

I'M NOT SURE WHAT THAT MEANS. >> R. DOROTHY: I'M COPIED ON AN EMAIL. OHIO EPA319 FUNDS, MARCS REQUIRED.

>> CORRECT, WE TRADED VOICEMAILS TODAY.

I HAVEN'T SPOKEN WITH HER BUT I WILL.

I DON'T HAVE ANY IDEA TO WHAT EXTENT THAT MEANS.

THE BASIS FOR THE STUDY TO BE COMPLETED IN ORDER FOR YOU TO BE CAPABLE OR QUALIFIES TO APPLIED APPLY FOR THE RANT.

THEY TOLD ME THEY WERE READY TO SUBMIT IT.

SO THE TIMING WORKED OUT. BUT IT'S AN EXTREMELY TIGHT TIMEFRAME. I'M NOT SURE IT'S POSSIBLE.

>> M. GREESON: WE'LL LOOK AT IT. WE DON'T NEED ANY ACTION.

JUST REVIEW IT. AND WE WANT TO GIVE IT TO YOU IN ADVANCE. AND IF THERE IS ANY QUESTIONS YOU HAVE, THAT'S GREAT. OTHERWISE, WE'LL BE PREPARED TO SHARE IT WITH YOU IN MORE DETAIL ON -- IN APRIL.

>> D. ROBINSON: MR. GREESON, IS THIS AVAILABLE PUBLICLY?

>> M. GREESON: IT'S NOT AT THIS POINT.

RIGHT NOW, YOU ARE THE ONLY ONES WITH A COPY.

THERE ARE SOME PROPERTY OWNERS THAT HAVE THEIR PROPERTIES REFERENCED. WE WOULD BE GLAD TO SHARE WITH THEM AND REFER TO MR. WHITED TO DISCUSS WHAT THE -- IT MEANS.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL:

[8. Reports of Council Members]

ANYTHING ELSE. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: MS. TH?

MR. LINDSEY? >> BRIEFLY, PRESIDENT MICHAEL, MEMBERS OF COUNCIL. I WANTED TO FORECAST OR FOREWARN, THAT NEXT WEEK WE WILL BE PRESENTING A RESOLUTION REGARDING THE OPIOID SETTLEMENT AND THE ONE OHIO MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING. PURPOSE. PURPOSE WILL BE TO SEEK COUNCIL DIRECTION AS TO INDICATING THE CITY'S SUPPORT OF THAT APPROACH TO THE DIVISION OF FUNDS. WE'LL PROVIDE ADDITIONAL BACKGROUND INFORMATION WITH THAT.

HOPEFULLY EARLIER IN THE WEEK TIME PERMITTING.

IF NOT, WITH THE PACKET ITSELF. AND THAT WOULD ALSO CONCEIVABLY INCLUDE, AT THIS POINT, THE PLAN WOULD BE TO INCLUDE AUTHORIZATION TO THE CITY MANAGER TO ENTER INTO ANY AGREEMENTS NECESSARY TO PARTICIPATE IN THAT DISTRIBUTION OF SETTLEMENT PROCEEDS AS PROPOSED BY THE GOVERNOR AND ATTORNEY GENERAL. NOTHING FURTHER.

>> P. BUCHER: I WANT TO PROVIDE AN UPDATE ON THE AEP ENERGY EFFICIENCY CAMPAIGN AND COLUMBIA GAS EFFICIENCY CAMPAIGN THAT SUSTAINABLE WORTHINGTON HAS BEEN PURSUING IN CONJUNCTION WITH AEP COLUMBIA, FOLKS FROM THE LIBRARY AND OTHER COMMUNITY PARTNERS.

THERE WAS A SIGNIFICANT PLANNING MEETING LAST FRIDAY FOR ABOUT AN HOUR TO GET FINAL DETAILS IN PLACE.

THE GROUP INTENDS TO LAUNCH COMMUNITY EDUCATION ENROLLMENT APRIL 1. IT WILL BE A FOUR-MONTH CAMPAIGN. I THINK IT WOULD BE WISE TO GET SOMETHING FROM AEP OR COLUMBIA OR BOTH AND UPDATE COUNCIL IN THE NEAR FEATURE, NEXT MONDAY OR EARLY APRIL SO THEY CAN HEAR DETAIL SAID FROM THEM, DETAILS FROM THEM INSTEAD OF FROM ME.

BOTH COMPANIES SHOWED INTEREST. IT WOULD BE A MATTER OF SCHEDULING WHEN WE HAVE THE TIME.

>> M. GREESON: IN FACT, I THINK IT WOULD BE BENEFICIAL.

A, BECAUSE VERY CONSIST WITH ONE OF YOUR GOALS, WHICH IS COMMUNITY ENERGY EFFICIENCY. AND YOU ARE RIGHT, IT'S BEST THAT THEY EXPLAIN IT BECAUSE IT'S A PROGRAM THAT THEY RUN THROUGHOUT COMMUNITIES AND PROVIDE A LOT OF DETAILS INFORMATION. BUT ESSENTIALLY, THE MORE PEOPLE THAT PARTICIPATE, OBVIOUSLY, THE MORE ENERGY WE SAVE IN THE COMMUNITY. BUT THEY ALSO GIVE GRANTS FUND

TO THE COMMUNITY. >>

>> M. GREESON: RIGHT. >> R. DOROTHY: OTHER PEOPLE'S

MONEY. >> PRO TEM S. MYERS: EXACTLY.

>> M. GREESON: RIGHT. SO AND THE BENEFIT I ALSO THINK, MR. BUCHER AND I DISCUSSED, IS IT GIVES THEM A FORUM, A PUBLIC FORUM TO SHARE WITH THE COMMUNITY AND BROADER AUDIENCE

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WHAT THE PROGRAM IS AND WHAT WE WOULD BE UP TO.

AND WE WOULD AMPLIFY THE MESSAGES OF SUSTAINABLE WORTHINGTON AND THE PARTNERSHIP THAT ARE WORKING ON THIS THROUGH ANNE BROWN'S WORK. IF YOU ARE COMFORTABLE.

SO IT WOULD ALSO GIVE STAFF A SIGNAL IF THE, YOU KNOW, THE COUNCIL COULD PROVIDE US DIRECTION THAT WE CAN SUPPORT THE EFFORT THROUGH HELPING COMMUNICATE THROUGH UR VARIOUS MEDIUMS WHY THIS HAS BEEN OFFICIAL TO THE COMMUNITY -- BENEFICIAL TO THE COMMUNITY. WE WOULD GET THE ASSURANCE FROM

YOU THAT'S OKAY TO DO. >> THE REST OF THE LEG WORK WOULD BE BY AEP TEAMS AT VARIOUS EVENTS AND THINGS.

SO IT WOULD BE MINIMAL I THINK CITY STAFF EFFORT BUT IT COULD

BE IMPACTFUL. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: THAT'S WONDERFUL. YOU WILL GET THAT SET UP, MR.

GREESON? >> M. GREESON: YES, WE'LL WORK WITH MR. BUCHER AND GET IT DONE. THANK YOU.

>> B. KOWALCZYK: I HAD THE PRIVILEGE OF PARTICIPATING TOMORROW MORNING IN MEETING BEFORE THE FRANKLIN COUNTY COMMISSIONERS ON AGE-FRIENDLY FRANKLIN COUNTY.

THE AGE FRIENDLY CAN BE AND FRANKLIN COUNTY WILL RELEASE THEIR STRATEGIC PLAN HOW TO SERVE THE COUNT COUNTY AND FISHATIVES. INCLUDING MENTORING AND SUPPORTING AGE FRIENDLY COMMUNITIES LIKE OURS MOVING FORWARD, AND LOOKING AT MOBILITY AND HOUSING ARE TWO THINGS THAT ARE CALLED OUT. AND AS SOON AS THEY RELEASE THE PLAN TOMORROW MORNING I CAN SHARE WITH ALL OF YOU AND SEE

HOW WE FIT INTO THAT PLAN. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: WONDER.

>> B. KOWALCZYK: THAT'S ALL I >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: MR. SMI

TH. >> D. SMITH:

>> PRO TEM S. MYERS: IF I'M WRONG, THEY ASKED THAT MATTER BE TABLED UNTIL THE FOLLOWING MEETING. THEY STILL HAD A LITTLE MORE PLANNING TO DO. THAT WON'T BE GOING ORWARD ON

THURSDAY. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: OKAY.

MS. DOROTHY. >> R. DOROTHY: ON MARCH 4 I ATTENDED THE UPPER ARLINGTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY'S PRESENTATION. THEY BROUGHT IN, IT'S UPPER ARLINGTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY, HISTORY SPEAKS 2020.

AND BROUGHT IN RICHARD ROTH STEIN, THE AUTHOR OF THE COLOR OF LAW. AND -- HIS BOOK, THE COLOR OF LAW, DEMONSTRATES HOW RESIDENTIAL SEGREGATION WAS CREATED BY RACIALLY EXPLICIT AND UNCONSTITUTIONAL POLICY THAT SUBSIDIZED WHITE'S ONLY SUBURBIZATION, AFRICAN AMERICANS WERE PARTICIPATED FROM PARTICIPATING, PROHIBITING -- HE WAS AN EDUCATOR AND NOTICED OUR CURRENT PUBLIC SCHOOLS ARE MORE SEGREGATED THAN BEFORE BUSING TO DESEGREGATE THE SCHOOLS.

A LOT OF IT COMES DOWN TO SUBSIDIZED HOUSING, LIKE THE WORK PROJECT AND HOME DEFENDANT FUND.

HOME DEFENSE WE HAD, THEY MADE RACIALLY SEGREGATED HOUSING COMPLEX, INCLUDING COLONIAL HILLS, THE DEEDS CAN BE PASSED TO SOMEONE OF CAUCASIAN. HE WENT THROUGH A SERIES OF REASONS HOW THERE WAS EXPLICIT RACIAL SEGREGATION POLICIES FROM FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS.

AND ONE OF THE THINGS THAT HE MENTIONED THAT WOULD BE THE MOST IMPORTANT POLICY INTEGRATION POLICY TODAY WOULD BE TO REPEAL EXCLUSIONARY ZONINGINGS AND SINGLE-FAMILY HOME THAT PROHIBIT THE CONSTRUCTION OF TOWNHOMES OR LOW-RISE APARTMENTS OR SINGLE-FAMILY HOME ON SMALL LOTS.

IF WE GOT RID OF THAT EXCLUSIONERARY POLICY, MOST OF OUR ZONING ARE SINGLE-FAMILY HOMES IN WORTHINGTON, WE'RE 93% WHITE IN WORTHINGTON. THIS WOULD NOT COST ANYTHING.

BUT IT WOULD BE VERY IMPORTANT STEP TO TAKE TOWARDS CREATING THE POSSIBILITY OF INTEGRATION. I THOUGHT THAT WAS IMPORTANT.

I THINK WE'RE DISPROPORTIONALLY WHITE IN WORTHINGTON AND WE'RE WEALTHY. AND THERE IS A BIG WEALTH EQUITY GAP THROUGHOUT THE REGION. SOMETHING I THOUGHT NEEDS TO BE BROUGHT FORWARD. THERE WERE SEVERAL CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS FROM UPPER ARLINGTON THERE AND I SAW STAFF FROM THE

CITY OF COLUMBUS THERE. >> D. ROBINSON: PRESIDENT MICHAEL, NOTHING THIS EVENING. LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING YOU

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FRIDAY AND SATURDAY. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: CENTRAL OHIO MAYORS AND MANAGERS MEETING WAS LAST FRIDAY. THEY HAD TWO PRESENTATIONS. ONE WAS THE BEGINNING OF MID-OHIO REGIONAL PLANNING STUDY ON HOUSING IN THE REGION.

AND THE SLIDES FROM THAT STUDY I PUT ON MY FACEBOOK SITE.

SO IF ANYBODY WANTS TO KNOW THE I HAVE ON MY PAGE, THANKS TO MSE INFORMATION OF MORPC HAVING ADDITIONAL PERHAPS REGARDING THE HOUSING AND OPPORTUNITIES TO HAVE INPUT AND TO COME UP WITH SOME FINAL CONCLUSIONS REGARDING WHAT TO DO FOR THE FUTURE OF MAKING HOUSING MORE EQUITABLE OR MORE, TAKING CARE OF THE HOUSING NEEDS OF THE FUTURE IN THE MID-OHIO, CENTRAL-OHIO REGION. THE OTHER ONE IS CITY OF COLUMBUS IS LOOKING AT NOT ONLY COLUMBUS GETTING ELECTRIC AGGREGATION BUT REACHING OUT FOR REGIONAL AGGREGATION.

WE'RE GIVEN AS AN EXAMPLE WE HAVE THAT IN PLACE.

THEY ARE SAYING EVERY COUPLE OF YEARS WE WOULD END OF NEGOTIATING OUR RATES. IF WE WANT TODAY JOIN THE REGIONAL, THERE WOULD BE AN OPPORTUNITY.

IF THEY GET THE REGIONAL UP AND RUNNING. IF AT THAT POINT WE WANT TO JOIN IN, THEY WILL BE AN OPPORTUNITY FOR US TO DECIDE IF WE WANT TO DO THAT OR NOT. BUT THEY WERE -- THEY ARE LOOKING AT THAT. THEY WERE ALSO LOOKING AT, SEVERAL PEOPLE HAD NEGATIVE EXPERIENCES WITH TRYING TO DO GAS AGGREGATION. THAT THE NATURAL GAS AGGREGATION THEY HAVE HAD ALL KINDS OF PROBLEMS. AND WESTERVILLE AND TWO OR THREE OTHER TOWNS HAD PROBLEMS WITH IT. LAND CASTER SAYS THEIRS A MILDLY SUCCESSFUL. BUT THE ELECTRIC, THEY WERE LOOKING AT GOING FORWARD AND WORKING TOGETHER.

I THOUGHT THAT WAS AN INTERESTING UPDATE.

AND THAT IT KIND OF RELATED BACK TO THE GOOD WORK OUR COUNCIL HAS DONE. AND IN PARTICULAR, MR. ROBINSON AND MR. SMITH IN ETTING THIS UP AND RUNNING.

I THOUGHT I WOULD PASS THAT ON. SECOND, IS ANNE BROWN SENT OUT THE INVITATION TO VICE MAYOR LORMER'S RETIREMENT.

THAT WENT OUT TODAY. I ENCOURAGE YOU TO RSVP.

IT'S ON APRIL 3RD, 5:00 AT THE MCCONNELL ART'S CENTER.

AND LAST, I WANT TO LET YOU KNOW THAT THE EMINENT DOMAIN BILL WAS REINTRODUCED AT THE LEGISLATURE. THIS IS THE ONE THAT SAYS, IT WOULD TAKE AWAY THE ABILITY OF CITIES TO BE ABLE TO USE EMINENT DOMAIN TO PUT IN MULTIUSE OR BIKE TRAILS.

IF YOU HAVE ONE HOUSE THAT DECIDES THEY DON'T WANT IT, THERE WILL BE NO ABILITY TO FINISH THE PATH OR TRAIL WITH EMINENT DOMAIN. A LOT OF US FEEL IT'S BAD LEGISLATION. IT WILL TAKE HEARINGS.

I WILL PROBABLY DO LIKE WORT ALERT AND SUSTAINABLE WORTHINGTON AND LET PEOPLE KNOW THIS IS SOMETHING, IF WE WERE TRYING TO DO SAY WE TRIED TO CONNECT THE TRAIL ALONG WILSON BRIDGE ROAD, IF ONE PERSON SAYS, YOU CAN'T DO IT.

YOU CAN'T USE EMINENT DOMAIN. THAT MAKES IT HARD.

SO THAT'S JUST A LITTLE UPDATE THERE.

AND THAT'S KIND OF IT. ANYTHING ELSE TO COME BEFORE COUNCIL? IF NOT, MR. SMITH MOVES WE ADJOURN, SECONDED

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