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[1. Call To Order]

[00:00:05]

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: I'M GOING TO CALL THE MONDAY, APRIL 6, MEETING OF THE WORTHINGTON CITY COUNCIL TO ORDER. GIVEN THE STATE'S ORDER AGAINST PUBLIC GATHERINGS, WE MOVED OUR CITY COUNCIL MEETING O VIRTUAL PLATFORM. THIS IS OUR FIRST MEETING USING THIS ARRANGEMENT. SO WE ASKED EVERYONE TO BEAR WITH US WHILE WE ADJUST TO IT. WE'RE USING MICROSOFT TEAMS FOR CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS AND THE CITY STAFF TO THE CONNECT WITH THE MEETING. ON THIS PLATFORM YOU WILL BE ABLE TO SEE UP TO FOUR PEOPLE AT A TIME ON THE SCREEN.

TYPICALLY THE LAST ONE TO SPEAK. WE'RE CONNECTING OUR VIRTUALLY MEETING TO OUR LIVE STREAM TECHNOLOGY SO THE PUBLIC CAN OBSERVE THE MEETING. WE HAVE A COUPLE OF OPTIONS FOR WAYS THE PUBLIC CAN PROVIDE COMMENTS.

FIRST, YOU CAN EMAIL YOUR COMMENTS TO OUR CLERK OF COUNCIL AT COUNCIL@WORTHINGTON.ORG. THE COMMENTS WILL BE READ DURING THE MEETING. ANOTHER OPTION FOR YOU TO USE OUR TELEPHONE AND CALL THE NUMBER 567-249-0063.

PLEASE, IF YOU ARE THINKING OF PARTICIPATING IN THE MEETING, TAKE A MOMENT AND WRITE DOWN THE EMAIL OR CALL IN NUMBER AND CONFERENCE I.D. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO COMMUNICATE AND BRING FORWARD COMMENTS AND THOUGHTS. I WOULD LIKE TO NOTE, THERE IS A 25 SECOND DELAY IN THE LIVE STREAM.

SO IF YOU DO CALL IN, PLEASE TURN DOWN THE VOLUME ON YOUR COMPUTER SO THAT WE CAN COMMUNICATE.

BECAUSE THERE IS THE 25-SECOND DELAY.

AT THIS POINT, I'M GOING TO W WH THE MEETING HAVING BEEN CALLED TO ORDER, MS. THRESS, COULD YOU PLEASE CALL THE ROLL? EVERYONE PLEASE RISE FOR THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG? WE'LL HAVE A FLAG ON THE SCREEN FOR YOU. AT THIS POINT, I'M -- HERE WE GO.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: PLEASE BE SEATED.

THIS IS THE TIME FOR COMMENTS FROM THE PUBLIC.

IT'S NOT LISTED ON THE AGENDA. THE MEMBER OF THE PUBLIC WOULD LIKE TO PROVIDE COMMENT SAID VIA TELEPHONE, THE TELEPHONE NUMBER WAS GIVEN TO YOU. AND WE'RE AVAILABLE FOR LIVE STREAMING. MS. THRESS WILL LET US KNOW IF ANY COMMENTS HAVE BEEN RECEIVED THAT ARE NOT ON THE AGENDA.

SINCE IT TAKES A MOMENT OR TWO FOR PEOPLE TO GET COMMENTS IN, WE'RE GOING TO TAKE APPROXIMATELY A MINUTE TO GIVE PEOPLE A CHANCE TO CALL IN IF THEY HAVE TO.

THERE IS GOING TO BE DEAD TIME IF YOU HAVE CONCERNS THAT YOU WANT TO BRING UP NOT ON THE AGENDA, MAKE VERY EFFORT TO DO IT AS SOON AS YOU CAN USING THE NUMBERS.

567-249-0063. WITH THE CONFERENCE I.D.8 I.D.894-456-406. IT'S A LITTLE DEAD TIME HERE, FOLKS. BUT WE'RE LEARNING.

WE HAVE A TIMER SET UP FOR MORE OF THESE THAT WE DO.

MS. THRESS, DO WE HAVE ANY CALLS YET? WE'LL GIVE IT ABOUT ANOTHER 30 SECONDS IN CASE ANYBODY HAS INPUT THEY WANT TO BRING IN. WE'LL MOVE ON.

[6. Approval of the Minutes]

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FIRST WE'RE GOING TO DO THE APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES.

THE MINUTES OF THE MARCH 9 AND MARCH 16 MINUTES HAVE BEEN PRESENTED FOR APPROVAL. IS THERE ANY, I KNOW THERE WERE CONCERN ABOUT THE MARCH 9 MINUTES.

ANY CORRECTIONS, CHANGES OR ADDITIONS TO THE MARCH 16 MINUTES THAT ANY COUNCIL WOULD LIKE TO MAKE? COUNCILMEMBER. IF NOT, MR. BUCHER MOVES THE MARCH 16 MEETING BE APPROVED AS DISTRIBUTED.

SECONDED BY MS. KOWALCZYK. ANY FURTHER DISCUSSION ON THE MINUTES? IF NOT, ALL COUNCILMEMBERS SIGNIFY BY SAYING AYE. THE MINUTES HAVE BEEN APPROVED.

MR. ROBINSON, YOU HAD THOUGHTS REGARDING THE MARCH 9 MINUTES.

WOULD LOVE TO LET YOU HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO ADDRESS THAT.

YOUR THOUGHTS AND COMMENTS WERE MAILED OUT TO THE COUNCILMEMBERS

THIS AFTERNOON. >> D. ROBINSON: THANK YOU.

JUST SIMPLY, I READ THROUGH THEM YESTERDAY.

THEY WERE RATHER INCOMPLETE. AND IN THAT SENSE, THEY WERE MISLEADING. AND I THINK DISTORTING OF THE DIALOGUE. SO I WENT THROUGH AND LISTENING TO THE AUDIO, TYPED UP PRETTY MUCH VERBATIM, WHAT WAS DISCUSSED. AND AS TO WHAT THAT'S WHAT ALL COUNCIL PERSONS RECEIVED. I WOULD LIKE TO MOVE WE TABLE CONSIDERATION OF THE 3/9 MINUTES TO GIVE ANYONE SO INCLINED TIME TO REVIEW THE CHANGES AND PUT ON NEXT WEEK'S AGENDA TO PLACE THEM

FOR A VOTE. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: WE HAVE A MOTION. IS THERE A SECOND TO THAT

MOTION? >> R. DOROTHY: I WOULD SECOND IT. I HAVEN'T HAD TIME TO READ THAT AT ALL. I TOTALLY SECOND THE TABLING.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: WE HAVE A MOTION AND SECOND TO TABLE THE MINUTES FROM MARCH 9. ANY FURTHER DISCUSSION? IF NOT, ALL COUNCILMEMBERS IN FAVOR OF TABLING THE MARCH 9 MINUTES PLEASE SIGNIFY BY SAYING AYE? OPPOSED? NO OPPOSITION.

WE'LL MOVE ON. >> D. ROBINSON: THANK YOU.

[5.A. Coronavirus/COVID-19 Situation and Response]

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: WE'RE MOVING ONTO THE AGENDA.

WE HAVE A PECIAL PRESENTATION AT THIS POINT.

FROM CITY COUNCIL FROM CITY MANAGER MATT GREESON.

REGARDING THE CORONAVIRUS AND WHAT IS HAPPENING REGARDING

THAT. >> M. GREESON: THANK YOU MAYOR AND MEMBERS OF COUNCIL. THANKS FOR YOUR FLEXIBILITY.

AS WE CONDUCT WHAT IS I THINK OUR FIRST VIDEO MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL. I'M SURE WE'LL WORKOUT ALL KINKS AND PERFECT THIS BEFORE IT'S ALL OVER.

I APPRECIATE THE OPPORTUNITY TO GIVE YOU ANOTHER UPDATE ON COVID-19. AND OUR EFFORTS TO STOP THE SPREAD. FOR THE PUBLIC THAT ARE WATCHING, WHICH I HOPE THERE ARE MANY, I WAND TO REMIND EVERYONE WE'RE CONSTANTLY UPDATING OUR WEBSITE WITH NEW INFORMATION AND I ENCOURAGE TO PEOPLE TO CHECK OUT ORTHINGTON.ORG FOR FACILITIES ACCESS, LINKS TO ORGANIZATIONS LIKE THE C.D.C.

AND COLUMBIA PUBLIC HEALTH, INFORMATION ABOUT CITY SERVICES, PROGRAMS, RESOURCES FOR INDIVIDUALS AND WAYS THAT PEOPLE IN OUR COMMUNITY CAN HELP DURING THIS EMERGENCY.

AS AN ORGANIZATION, WE BEGAN THE JOURNEY TO HELP STOP THE SPREAD OF COVID-19 IN EARLY MARCH. WITH BRIEFINGS FROM OUR PARTNERS AT COLUMBIA PUBLIC HEALTH AND INSTANT COMMAND SYSTEM IN THE CITY OF WORTHINGTON. WE GAVE YOU AN IN-PERSON ABOUT THREE WEEKS AGO ABOUT COVID-19. IT SEEMS LIKE A LONG TIME AGO NOW. LET ME SAY WE'RE GLAD YOU ARE SAFE AND WE'RE PRACTICING GOOD SOCIAL DISTANCING HERE.

AND WE'RE PLEASED TO BE ABLE TO DISCUSS WITH YOU OUR EFFORTS VIA VIDEO CONFERENCE TONIGHT. I'M GOING TO GIVE SOME INTRODUCTORY REMARKS AND HAVE A BRIEFING FROM COLUMBUS PUBLIC HEALTH. AND ASK FOUR KEY STAFF MEMBERS INVOLVED IN THE COMMAND STRUCTURE TO PROVIDE A BRIEF UPDATE ON THEIR ACTIVITIES. AND I'LL WRAP IT UP WITH

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION. I WANT TO BEGIN BY EXPRESSING THANKS. AS A STAFF, E'RE VERY APPRECIATIVE OF THE RESOURCES, THE TRUST AND SUPPORT THAT YOU GIVEN US DURING THIS TIME. WE KNOW THIS PANDEMIC HAS IMPACTED YOUR FAMILIES. BUT YOU ARE RIGHT HERE WITH US TRYING TO SUPPORT OUR RESPONSE TO THE CITY OF WORTHINGTON AND THE COMMUNITY'S NEEDS. WE ALSO WANT TO GIVE THANKS TO OUR CITIZENS, OUR COMMUNITY PARTNERS INCLUDING FEDERAL, STATE REGIONAL LEADERS MANY OF WHO HAVE CONTACTED US OFFERING ASTANCE. AND ALL STEPPING UP TO ADDRESS THE NEEDS OF THE PUBLIC IN CREATIVE AND MEANINGFUL WAYS.

OUR CITIZENS HAVE BEEN PATIENT WITH US, WITH FEW EXCEPTIONS.

UNDERSTOOD OUR DECISIONS, HAVE ENCOURAGED S TO BE PROACTIVE.

AND MOST HAVE BEEN FOLLOWING SAFE, SOUND PUBLIC HEALTH PRACTICES. THEY HAVE GIVEN US FEEDBACK AND IDEAS. WE'RE WITNESSING HOW THEY ARE WITHOUT SOLICITATION TO HELP EACH OTHER EVERY DAY.

THE PEOPLE WHO LIVE AND WORK IN WORTHINGTON ARE AMAZING.

AND TO ME, THIS EMERGENCY HAS SHOWN THE DEPTH OF THEIR INCREDIBLE CHARACTER. TONIGHT, WE'RE GROWING TO GIVE YOU A GOING TO GIVE YOU A SITUATION REPORT AND HIGHLIGHT THE RESPONSE TO CORONAVIRUS. TO SUPPORT SOUND PUBLIC HEALTH STRATEGIES AND REDUCE THE LIKELIHOOD OF SPREAD IN OUR COMMUNITY. WE HAVE BEEN DOING WHAT WE CAN TO SUPPORT THE OVERNOR AND OHIO DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH'S DIRECTION. DOING THAT WITH THE ADVICE AND GUIDANCE OF OF OUR OWN PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT, COLUMBUS PUBLIC HEALTH. I'M PLEASED TO HAVE COLUMBUS PUBLIC HEALTH COMMISSIONER, D DR. ROBERTS AND MR. FIELDING JOIN US. THEY ARE GRACIOUS ENOUGH TO BE IN PERSON LAST TIME. PRACTICING GOOD SOCIAL DISTANCING. WE'RE PLEASED TO HAVE THEM BY VIDEO TO GIVE US AN UPDATE ON THEIR RESPONSETA TO COVID-19.

I'LL AFTER REPORT I'LL INTRODUCE THE NEXT STAFF EMBER AND EACH STAFF MEMBER WHO WILL CONTRIBUTE TO THE COVID-19 REPORT.

DURING THE REPORT WE WOULD BE GLAD TO ANSWER QUESTIONS OF CITY COUNCIL. DON'T HESITATE TO ASK.

AT THE END OF THE OVERALL REPORT, WE'LL TAKE QUESTIONS FROM THE PUBLIC. I'M GOING TO TURN IT OVER TO DOCTOR DOCTOR ROBERTS AND INVITED HER TO GIVE HER REPORT.

>> THANKS MR. GREESON, AND THANKS FOR HAVING MIKE AND I THIS EVENING. HAPPY TO GIVE YOU AN UPDATE ON WHERE THINGS ARE WITH COVID-19. AND OUR RESPONSE.

AS WELL AS SOME HELPFUL TIPS FOR YOUR RESIDENTS OF WORTHINGTON.

JUST TO MAKE SURE WE'RE ON THE SAME PAGE, I CAN TELL YOU THAT AS OF 10:00 THIS MORNING THERE WAS 446 CASES OF COVID-19 IN COLUMBUS PUBLIC HEALTH SIX RESIDENTS OF THE CITY OF WORTHINGTON.

17% OF OUR CASES HERE IN OUR JURISDICTION HAVE REQUIRED HOSPITALIZATION. AND 54% OF OUR CASES ARE FEMALE.

THE AGE RANGE OF OUR CASES GO FROM 0 OR A FEW MINUTES OF MONTHS OF AGE TO 93 YEARS OLD. THE MEDIAN AGE IS 39 YEARS OF AGE. AND 25% OF OUR CASES ARE HEALTHCARE WORKERS. WE PUT OUT A REPORT EVERY DAY HOPEFULLY YOU WILL SEE AND I BELIEVE WE POSTED TO SOCIAL MEDIA AS WELL AS OUR WEBPAGE. BUT THIS IS SOMETHING THAT WE HAVE BEEN PROVIDING. AND TO PUT IT IN PERSPECTIVE, 4,450 CASES IN THE STATE. 142 EATHS IN THE STATE.

SO OUR STATE I THINK IS DOING REALLY WELL COMPARED TO OTHERS.

I KNOW IT'S BECAUSE OF OUR STRONG LEADERSHIP AND THE ACTION THE LEADERSHIP TOOK TO PROTECT ALL OF US HERE IN OHIO.

SO LET ME GIVE YOU A LITTLE BIT OF BACKGROUND.

I THINK I SHARED WITH YOU WHEN I WAS WITH YOU PERSON OR PERSON OR FACE-TO-FACE SEVERAL WEEKS AGO, WHY THIS DISEASE IS SO IMPORTANT. THIS IS A NEW AND NOVEL VIRUS.

IT'S SOMETHING THAT UNTIL DECEMBER OF 2019 HAD NEVER BEEN SEEN BEFORE IN HUMANS. BECAUSE IT'S NEW AND NOVEL, NO HUMAN HAS IMMUNITY TO IT. WHEN OUR BODY SEES IT, IT RESPONDS AND LIKELY YOU WILL GET SICK.

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ALTHOUGH, THERE ARE PEOPLE WHO ARE CARRIERS OF THE VIRUS AND NOT EXHIBITING SYMPTOMS. WHAT MAKES IT SO UNIQUE AS WELL AS SO DEADLY IS NONE OF US HAVE IMMUNITY TO IT AND SOME INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE VERY HEALTHY ARE SEEING THEY CAN GET VERY SICK AND REQUIRE HOSPITALIZATION FROM THIS.

WE TALK ABOUT THE GROUPS AT HIGHEST RISK OF GETTING THE INFECTION OR THE COMPLICATIONS. AND WE SAY OUR SENIOR ADULTS OVER THE AGE OF 60 OR 65. AND THOSE WITH CHRONIC HEALTH DISEASE LIKE DIABETES OR COMPROMISED IMMUNE SYSTEM.

WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE MAJORITY OF OUR CASES, IT'S CLEAR THAT INDIVIDUALS WHO FALL N MANY OF THOSE RISK CATEGORIES ARE FOLLOWING THE ADVICE OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND STAYING HOME.

THE MAJORITY OF OUR CASES ERE IN COLUMBUS ARE BETWEEN THE AGES OF 20 AND 39 YEARS OF AGE. THESE ARE THE YOUNG ADULTS WHO FEEL THEY ARE INVINCIBLE AND NOTHING CAN AFFECT THEM AND ARE TRYING TO CONTINUE WITH NORMAL ACTIVITIES.

AND THUS GETTING EXPOSED AND GETTING SICK.

I WANT TO COMMEND THE OLDER ADULTS FOLLOWING OUR ADVICE AND STAYING HOME. CLEARLY, THE NUMBER OF INFECTIONS IN OUR OLDER POPULATION, OUR MOST AT RISK IS MINIMAL COMPARED TO THE YOUNGER POPULATION.

YOU MIGHT ASK, WHAT CAN WE DO THE.

THE GOVERNOR HAS SPELLED IT OUT. NEW GUIDELINES HAVE COME OUT THAT CAME OUT IN HE LAST 72 HOURS.

I WANT TO ENCOURAGE EVERYONE TO STAY HOME AND ONLY TAKE ESSENTIAL TRIPS. WHAT ARE THOSE? IF YOU ARE CONSIDERED AN ESSENTIAL WORKER, GOING TO WORK.

GOING TO THE PHARMACY OR THE GROCERY STORE TO GET FOOD FOR YOUR FAMILY OR YOU TO EAT. IF YOU HAVE A DOCTORS' APPOINTMENT THAT CAN'T BE DONE REMOTELY THROUGH TELEMEDICINE.

THOSE ARE THE ESSENTIAL SERVICES YOU SHOULD BY DOING.

YOU MADE NEED YOUR CAR REPAIRED. AND THAT IS CONSIDERED AN ESSENTIAL SERVICE. THE WEATHER IS TURNING HERE IN COLUMBUS AND IT'S SPRING SO PEOPLE WANT TO SPRUCE UP GARDENS AND MANY ARE HOME DURING THE DAY.

GOING TO LOWES OR A GARDEN SHOP IS ESSENTIAL.

I ASK YOU KEEP THE VISITS OUTSIDE THE HOME TO A MINIMUM AND NOT MAKE IT A DAILY ACTIVITY BUT KEEP IT TO THIS ONE OR TWO DAYS I'M GROWING TO LEAVE MY HOUSE.

GOING -- WHAT DO YOU DO WITH YOU LEAVE THE HOUSE.

APRIL 3, THE CDC RECOMMENDED INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE NOT HEALTHCARE WORKERS SHOULD COVER THEIR FACE, NOSE AND MOUTH WITH A HAND-MADE FACE MASK. THAT'S IMPORTANT.

AND THE GUIDANCE CHANGED. IF YOU REMEMBER WHEN IT FIRST STARTED AND WE SAW CASE SAID IN CHINA AND THEN A FEW IN THE U.S., WE WERE CLEAR THAT FACE MASKS WERE ONLY FOR INDIVIDUALS WHO WERE SICK OR EXHIBITING SYMPTOMS OR HEALTHCARE WORKERS TO PROTECT HEMSELVES FROM PATIENTS.

BUT SINCE THAT TIME, WE'VE GATHERED NEW INFORMATION.

AND WE LEARNED A LOT FROM THE CASES WE HAVE.

AND REALIZED PEOPLE ARE ABLE TO SPREAD THIS INFECTION BEFORE THEY START EXHIBITING SYMPTOMS. AND SO THAT'S WHY THE CDC CAME OUT WITH THE GUIDANCE ON FRIDAY THAT INDIVIDUALS GOING OUTSIDE THEIR HOME SHOULD PROTECT THEIR MOUTH AND THEIR NOSE BY WEARING A FACE MASK. AND WE KNOW THOSE 9 -- N95 MASS ARE IN SHORT SUPPLY. WE WANT THEM FOR HEALTHCARE WORKERS WHO HAVE EXPOSURE TO INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE SICK.

THERE IS GUIDANCE HOW YOU CAN MAKE YOUR OWN FACE MASK OR TAKE A SCARF OR BANDANNA AND TIE IT AROUND YOUR FACE.

AND WHEN YOU GO OUT IN PUBLIC KEEP SIX FEET OF SEPARATION WHEN POSSIBLE. YOU CAN WASH YOUR HANDS.

IF YOU ARE HOME ALL DAY, YOU CAN WASH THEM.

WHENEVER YOU LEAVE THE HOUSE, THE FIRST THING YOU SHOULD DO WHEN YOU RETURN HOME IS WASH YOUR HANDS.

WIPE DOWN YOUR GROCERIES ARE AN ANTISEPTIC OR CLOTH THAT HAS ENOUGH BLEACH IT WILL KILL A VIRUS ON THE SURFACE.

IDEALLY TRY AVOID PUTTING GROCERY BAGS ON THE COUNTER.

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TRYING TO REDUCE THE CROSS CONTAMINATION.

IT'S POSSIBLE THE BAGS ARE CONTAMINATED.

THE SIMPLE THINGS YOU CAN AGO DO TO PROTECT YO YOURS IS STAY HOME. LIMIT TRIPS TO ESSENTIAL SERVICES, WEAR A MASK AND WASH YOUR HANDS.

SO THEN YOU SAY, WHAT HEALTHY ACTIVITIES CAN YOU DO? IT'S HARD PEOPLE IN THE HOME ALL DAY AS THE WEATHER STARTS TO TURN NICER. TAKE A WALK BUT MAKE SURE YOU DO IT WITH YOUR OWN FAMILY. IF YOU RUN INTO OTHER PUBLIC, KEEP THE SIX FEET DISTANCE. DON'T HAVE ANY TOUCH.

DON'T SHAKE HANDS OR HUG. AND KEEP THE SIX FEET SPACE AND AVOID CONVERSATIONS EVEN WITH THE SIX-FEET SPACE.

DO YOU NEED TO WEAR A MASK WHEN YOU GO WERE A WALK? IF YOU ANTICIPATE YOU WILL BE WITHIN SIX FEET OF PEOPLE, THEN YES. WEAR A MASK WHEN YOU GOING FOR A BIKE, WALK OR RUN. KEEP IN MIND, THE MASK IS A RECOMMENDATION. IT'S NOT AN ORDER LIKE THE STAY AT HOME ORDER. IT'S A RECOMMENDATION.

SOME OF THE OTHER THINGS YOU CAN DO FOR HEALTHY ACTIVITIES OUTSIDE IF YOU HAVE A BACK YARD, SPEND TIME OUTSIDE TO ENJOY 24 THE SUNSHINE WITH YOUR FAMILY. NOT WITH OTHER FAMILIES OR OTHER INDIVIDUALS NOT IN YOUR HOUSEHOLD.

UNLESS YOU ARE GOING TO WORK, YOU GO NOT INTERACT WITH OTHER HOUSEHOLDS. KEEP THE INTERACTIONS TO THOSE PEOPLE WHO HAVE TO LIVE IN YOUR HOUSEHOLD.

OTHER HEALTHY ACTIVITIES YOU SHOULD DO PARTICULARLY FOR YOUR MENTAL HEALTH, LIMIT YOUR SCREEN TIME OF WATCHING NEWS PARTICULARLY, IT CAN BE OVERWHELMING TO HEAR ABOUT THE THINGS HAPPENING ON THE NEWS.

SO LIMITING THAT TO MOVIES OR GAMES OR FUN THINGS THAT DON'T WEAR YOU AND WEIGH YOU DOWN AND REMIND YOU OF EVERYTHING GOING ON IN THE WORLD. THESE ARE UNPRECEDENTED TIMES THAT NONE OF US HAVE LIVED THROUGH OR EXPERIENCED BEFORE.

AND WE HAD TO CHANGE OUR LIVES, LIVE STYLE AND HABITS SIGNIFICANTLY IN THE LAST THREE WEEKS.

OUR MENTAL HEALTH IS JUST AS IMPORTANT AS OUR PHYSICAL HEALTH. I TOLD YOU YOU CAN TAKE A WALK, GO FOR A RUN, RIDE A BIKE BUT WHAT ABOUT YOUR MENTAL HEALTH? FIRST I WANT YOU TO REMEMBER THE THINGS YOU CAN CONTROL.

YOU MIGHT FEEL THERE ARE A LOT OF THINGS WE'RE UNABLE TO CONTROL NOW BECAUSE WE'VE BEEN TOLD TO STAY AT HOME.

WE'VE TO WORK FROM HOME. WE'VE BEEN TOLD WE CAN'T GO TO OUR OFAVORITE RESTAURANT OR BAR AND ENJOY SOCIALIZING WITH FRIENDS. THINK ABOUT THE THINGS IN YOUR LIFE YOU CAN CONTROL. YOU CAN CONTROL WHAT TIME YOU WAKE UP EVERY DAY. YOU CAN CONTROL WHAT YOU EAT.

YOU CAN CONTROL WHO YOU CHOOSE TO CALL AND CATCH UP WITH.

TRY TO THINK ABOUT THE THINGS YOU CAN CONTROL AND HELP YOURSELF GIVE STRUCTURES TO YOUR DAY WITH THOSE THINGS.

ALSO, THINK ABOUT ALL THE POSITIVE IN YOUR LIFE.

I MEAN FOR MOST OF US WE HAVE OUR HEALTH.

SO THINK OF THAT AS A POSITIVE. AND WE HOPE THAT WE'LL CONTINUE TO HAVE OUR GOOD HEALTH. THINK OF THE POSITIVE SAID POSITIVES, FAMILIES, FRIENDS FRIENDS AND HOME.

EXERCISING, MEDITATION, MINDFULNESS, THOSE CAN ALL HELP OUR MENTAL HEALTH AS WELL. WHEN YOU CAN INCORPORATE THAT INTO YOUR DAILY ACTIVITY, DO THAT, IT WILL BE GOOD FOR YOUR MEDICAL TREATMENT AS WELL. I THINK THAT'S ALL I HAVE -- MENTAL HEALTH -- THAT'S ALL I HAVE TO SHARE AS AN UPDATE.

I WILL WAIT UNTIL YOU HAVE QUESTIONS FOR ME.

THANKS FOR INVITING US TO JOIN YOU AT THIS MEETING TODAY.

>> M. GREESON: PRESIDENT MICHAEL, IF THERE ARE QUESTIONS, THIS IS THE TIME. IF NOT, WE'LL MOVE INTO THE REMAINDER OF THE COVID-19 REPORT AND ALL OF US WILL BE AVAILABLE TO ANSWER QUESTIONS AFTER THE COVID-19 REPORT IS DONE FROM PEOPLE WHO MAY CALL IN OUR MAY EMAIL THE CITY CLERK.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: IF PEOPLE HAVE QUESTIONS IN THE PUBLIC, THAT YOU ANT TO CALL IN OUR ESPECIALLY EMAIL, PLEASE DO THAT SOONER RATHER THAN LATER SO WE CAN KEEP THE MEETING MOVING.

ANY COUNCILMEMBERS HAVE QUESTIONS?

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MR. ROBINSON? MS. DOROTHY, GO AHEAD.

ARE YOU ON MUTE? >> R. DOROTHY: I DON'T KNOW IF THAT WAS RACHEL OR ME. THIS IS BETH.

>> B. KOWALCZYK: I HAVE QUESTIONS.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: PLEASE GO.

>> B. KOWALCZYK: FIRST OF ALL, THANK SO MUCH FOR THE REPORT AND EVERYTHING YOU ARE DOING TO KEEP OUR COMMUNITY APPRIZED OF WHAT'S GOING ON AND TO KEEP EVERYBODY SAFE.

MY QUESTION HAS TO DO WITH HEARING THE FACT THERE IS LIKELY WE'RE NOT SEEING THE WORST OF IT YET.

IT WILL BE COMING IN TWO WEEKS, FOUR WEEKS.

WHO KNOWS HOW LONG. BUT WE'RE EXPECTING A SURGE.

AND SO I WOULD BE INTERESTED TO HAIR -- HEAR WHAT IS OUR CAPACITY IN TERMS OF OUR HEALTH SYSTEM TO BE PREPARED IN CENTRAL OHIO AND THE CAPACITY AND AVING THE PROPER EQUIPMENT TO BE READY. I JUST WANT TO UNDERSTAND HOW WE FARE IN CENTRAL OHIO. WE'RE HEARING NIGHTMARE STORIES IN NEW YORK AND OTHER PLACES WHERE THEY DON'T HAVE EVERYTHING THEY NEED. AND THEY ARE HITTING THEIR

SURGE. >> GREAT.

THANK YOU FOR THE QUESTION. IT'S AN EXCELLENT QUESTION.

AND YES, THE MODELS SAY THAT WE COULD EXPECT A PEAK OF CASES IN OHIO ANYTIME BETWEEN MID-APRIL TO LATE APRIL.

BUT IF YOU HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO SEE THE PRESS CONFERENCE ON SATURDAY, DR. ATKINS SAYS IT'S OBVIOUS THE WORK WE'VE BEEN DOING IN OHIO AND OUR SOCIAL DISTANCING, OUR STAY AT HOME HAS BEEN HELPINGS US. AND THAT SURGE MIGHT BE MUCH LOWER OR SMALLER THAN WE ANTICIPATED.

AGAIN, I COMMEND EVERYONE PRACTICING THE SOCIAL DISTANCING AND STAYING AT HOME. I KNOW IT'S NOT EASY BUT IT'S WORK AND WORKING AND HELPING. 24 CAPACITY -- THE CAPACITY LOCALLY. WE HAVE FOUR EXCELLENT HEALTHCARE SYSTEMS IN CENTRAL AND OHIO.

NATIONWIDE CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL, MOUNT CARMEL, OHIO HEALTH AND OHIO STATE. AND THEY ALL WORK VERY, VERY WELL TOGETHER. THAT IS TO OUR ADVANTAGE.

WHERE WE STAND RIGHT NOW IS OUR HOSPITALS ARE ANYWHERE BETWEEN 50 TO 60% CAPACITY. THEY HAVE MORE ROOM TO TAKE ON MORE PATIENTS. THEY MADE SOME REALLY GOOD DECISIONS SEVERAL WEEKS AGO TO LIMIT THE PEOPLE IN THE HOSPITAL BY CANCELING ELECTIVE SURGERIES. THAT WAS A BIG HELP FOR OUR HOSPITALS PREPARING FOR THE SURGE.

IN TERMS OF EQUIPMENT, WE FEEL GOOD ABOUT THE EQUIPMENT THAT WE HAVE IN TERMS OF VENTILATORS AND PPE.

WE TAKE IT DAY BY DAY. I TALKED TO THE HOSPITAL SYSTEMS CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICERS TWICE A WEEK TO CHECK IN AND SEE WHAT THEY NEED AND WHAT WE CAN HELP EACH OTHER WITH.

THAT'S A VERY PRODUCTIVE WAY OF COMMUNICATING.

WE HAVE A UNIFIED PLAN IN FRANKLIN COUNTY, IF OUR HOSPITALS GO OVER CAPACITY, AND HAVE TOO MANY PATIENTS, COLLECTIVELY ALL OF THE HOSPITALS ARE GOING TO USE THE CONVENTION CENTER AS A LOCATION FOR THE OVERFLOW PATIENTS.

THOSE WILL BE INDIVIDUALS WHO TEST POSITIVE FOR COVID-19 BUT ARE STABLE ENOUGH. DON'T NEED A BREATHING TUBE OR INTUBATOR OR VENTILATOR AND BE AT THE CONVENTION CENTER AND CARED FOR BY THE HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS FROM THE FOUR INSTITUTIONS. I FEEL GOOD ABOUT OUR SITUATION HERE IN OHIO. AND A LOT OF THAT IS DUE TO THE EFFORTS WE'VE MADE OVER THE LAST THREE WEEKS AND WILL CONTINUE TO MAKE TO PRACTICE SOCIAL DISTANCING.

COULD A SITUATION LIKE NEW YORK HAPPEN HERE? I WOULD SAY ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE. BUT WILL REALLY CONFIDENLTH AND MITIGATION MEMBERS WE'VE TAKEN ACROSS THE STATE BOUGHT US TIME. AND WILL LIKELY STEER US FROM THE SIGNIFICANT IMPACT THAT IT'S HAD ON NEW YORK CITY.

>> B. KOWALCZYK: THANK YOU. JUST A FOLLOW-UP QUESTION.

I'VE SEEN A LOT ON FACEBOOK ABOUT THE HOME MADE MASKS.

AND ALSO HAVE HEARD ABOUT THE NEED FOR PPE IN NURSING FACILITIES AND HOMELESS SHELTERS AND THINGS LIKE THAT.

HERE N WORTHINGTON, THERE ARE PEOPLE WORKING ON MASKS.

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IF PEOPLE WANT TO DONATE MASKS, WHAT IS THE RECOMMENDATION HOW TO DISTRIBUTE THEM TO BE MOST EFFECTIVE?

>> THAT'S A GREAT QUESTION. THE HOME MADE MASK THEY CAN SHARE WITH FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS.

BUT IF THEY HAVE LARGE QUANTITIES, OUR FRANKLIN COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AND HOMELAND SECURITY AGENCY WOULD BE MORE THAN HAPPY TO ACCEPT THOSE.

THEY DO HAVE A PROCESS AND A SYSTEM IN PLACE TO ACCEPT DONATIONS. THEY HAVE ACCEPTED SOME HOME MADE MASKS. WITH THE NEW RECOMMENDATION FROM THE CDC THERE IS GOING TO BE A NEED AND DESIRE FOR MORE.

I OULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND YOU CONTACT FRANKLIN COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AND HOMELAND SECURITY.

MR. GREESON CAN GET IN TOUCH WITH US AT COLUMBUS PUBLIC HEALTH AND WE'LL BE HAPPY TO MAKE THE CONNECTION.

>> B. KOWALCZYK: THANK YOU. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: MS. DOR

OTHY, DO YOU HAVE A QUESTION? >> R. DOROTHY: MY QUESTION WAS MORE, BEFORE MS. KOWALCZYK'S QUESTION WAS THE MASKS AND MAKING SURE I UNDERSTOOD THE NEED FOR VERYONE HAVING THEIR OWN MASK OUT IN PUBLIC IS MORE TO FOR YOU TO ROTECT YOUR NEIGHBORS. IS THAT ORRECT? IS EVERYONE DOING THEIR OWN PART SO IF I HAD THE DISEASE AND DIDN'T KNOW IT, I DON'T WANT TO INFECT ANYONE ELSE.

WE'RE TRYING TO MAKE SURE WE'RE GOOD NEIGHBORS BY WEARING A MASK IN PUBLIC. AND EVERYONE SHOULD BE CREATING THEIR OWN MASKS IN DIFFERENT WAYS THEY CAN DO IT.

IS THAT CORRECT? HOW LONG DO YOU ANTICIPATE US

HAVING TO WEAR MASKS? >> THERE IS ABSOLUTELY CORRECT.

THE PURPOSE OF EVERYONE WEARING A MASK IS SO YOU WON'T UNKNOWINGLY SPREAD THE VIRUS TO OTHERS.

YOU COULD BE ASYMPTOMATIC AND A CARRIER OF THE VIRUS OR PRESYMPTOMATIC. YOU COULD SHED THE VIRUS IN YOUR RESPIRATORY ROPLETS. A MASK SHOULD BE USED BY ONE INDIVIDUAL AT A TIME AND WATCHED DAILY IN A WASHING MACHINE WITH HOT WATER. SO THOSE ARE THINGS TO CONSIDER.

THESE MASKS ARE NOT INTENDED FOR SICK PEOPLE.

IF YOU ARE SICK AND THINK YOU HAVE COVID-19, THE MASK ISN'T AN INVITATION FOR YOU TO GO OUT AND GO GROCERY HOPPING AND RUN ERRAND AND THINK YOU ARE PROTECTING YOURSELF.

IF YOU ARE SICK WITH COVID-19, AFTER YOU SOUGHT TREATMENT WITH YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER YOU SHOULD BE STAYING AT HOME AND NOT GOING OUTSIDE. AS WELL AS NOT EXPOSING OTHERS IN YOUR HOUSEHOLD. YOU SHOULD FIND A ROOM IN YOUR HOUSE YOU CAN ISOLATE YOURSELF, PREFFABLY ONLY ONE BATHROOM YOU USE THAT NO ONE ELSE USES IN THE HOUSEHOLD.

THAT IS HOW YOU ISOLATE WITH SYMPTOMS OF COVID-19.

THE ASKS ARE TO PROTECT YOU AS THE INDIVIDUAL WEARING THE MASK FROM SHARING YOUR RESPIRATORY DROPLETS WITH OTHERS.

>> R. DOROTHY: THAT'S ALL I HAD. THANK YOU.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: ANY OTHER COUNCILMEMBERS HAVE ANY

QUESTIONS? >> I HAVE ONE IF POSSIBLE.

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

AS WAS SAID EARLIER FOR YOUR PRESENTATION AND ALL YOUR WORK

AAND KEEPING OUR COMMUNITY SAFE. >> CAN YOU WALK THROUGH THE PROCESS OR POINT OF CONTACT SOMEBODY SHOULD FOLLOW IF THEY ARE NOT SURE IF THEY HAVE SYMPTOMS OR THEY ARE UNSURE IF THEY CONTACTED COVID-19 TO MAKE SURE THEY ARE CHECKING THE BOXES BEFORE GOING TO AN EMERGENCY ROOM OR SOMETHING ALONG THE

LINES. >> THAT'S AN EXCELLENT QUESTION SO THANKS FOR ASKING. IF YOU HAVE SYMPTOMATIC AND HAVE SIGNS AND SYSTEMS OF WHAT YOU GO IS COVID-19, IF YOU HAVE A HEALTHCARE PROVIDER THE FIRST THING YOU SHOULD DO IS CALL THEM. ALMOST EVERY HEALTHCARE PROVIDER HAS A SYSTEM IN PLACE WHERE THEY CAN TRIAGE YOU OVER THE PHONE AND DETERMINE WHAT IS THE BEST COURSE OF ACTION FOR YOU.

DEPENDING ON THE SEVERITY OF THE SYMPTOMS THEY MAY ADVICE YOU TO GO TO THE EMERGENCY ROOM OR CALL 911.

IF SYMPTOMS AREN'T SEVERE, THEY CAN TRY TO MAKE ARRANGEMENTS FOR YOU TO GET TESTED AS AN OUTPATIENT.

IT DEPENDS ON YOUR AGE AND WHAT OTHER HEALTH OR MEDICAL CONDITIONS YOU PERSONALLY MIGHT HAVE.

IF FOR SOME REASON YOU DON'T VOOA HAVE A HEALTHCARE PROVIDER OR CAN'T GET IN TOUCH WITH THEM, I ENCOURAGE YOU OR RESIDENTS OF

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WORTHINGTON TO ALL 614- 614-645-1519.

AND YOU CAN SPEAK TO ONE OF OUR NURSES WHO CAN HELP YOU FIGURE OUT WHAT'S THE BEST APPROACH FOR YOU AT THAT POINT IN TIME DEPENDING ON YOUR SYMPTOMS. AS DR. ATKINS SAYS THERE THE TIME AND I HATE TO KEEP REPEATING, BUT KEEP IN MIND MOST PEOPLE WITH COVID-19 WILL NOT NEED TO BE HOSPITALIZED.

I SHARED WITH YOU EARLIER, 17%, ONLY 17% OF OUR COVID-19 PATIENTS HAVE REQUIRED HOSPITALIZATION.

MOST PEOPLE CAN MANAGE THIS DISEASE AT HOME WITH THE SUPPORTIVE CARE LIKE PLENTY OF FLUIDS, TYLENOL AND LOTS F REST. I WOULD JUST ENCOURAGE YOU TO KEEP THAT N MIND. IF YOU THINK YOU HAVE BEEN EXPOSED TO SOMEONE WITH COVID-19, AND SOMEONE HAS ACTUALLY CALLED YOU FROM A HEALTH DEPARTMENT AND SAY YOU HAVE BEEN EXPOSED TO SOMEONE WITH COVID-19.

YOU NEED TO QUARANTINE AND SAY AWAY FROM PEOPLE FOR 14 DAYS FROM THE TIME YOU WERE EXPOSED. IF YOU THINK YOU ARE EXPOSED BECAUSE YOU ARE IN THE STORE AND THE PERSON WAS COUGHING, WE DON'T CONSIDER THAT EXPOSURE. TO BE A LEGITIMATE EXPOSURE YOU NEED TO BE WITHIN SIX FEET OF SOMEONE FOR MORE THAN FIVE MINUTES. THAT'S CONSIDERED XPOSURE TO A

KNOWN CASE. >> P. BUCHER: THANK YOU.

>> YOU'RE WELCOME. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: ANY OTHER COUNCILMEMBER QUESTIONS? ANYBODY HAVE ANY OTHER COUNCILMEMBER QUESTIONS? IF YOU HAVE SOME LATER, LET US KNOW. I WILL TURN IT BACK OVER TO MR. GREESON FOR A CONTINUED PRESENTATION.

>> M. GREESON: HI. I WANT TO AGAIN, THANK DR. ROBERTS AND MR. FIELDING. WE HAVE BEEN IN FREQUENT CONTACT WHERE A NUMBER OF, BOTH OF THEM AS WELL AS A NUMBER OF THEIR STAFF AND COLUMBUS PUBLIC HEALTH.

THEY HAVE BEEN EXTRAORDINARILY HELPFUL TO US IN HELPING GUIDE OUR ORGANIZATION AND COMMUNITY THROUGH THIS PANDEMIC.

AND WE'RE THANKFUL FOR OUR PARTNERSHIP WITH THEM.

I WAS STRUCK BY THE PERCENTAGE OF HEALTHCARE WORKERS, 25% OF THE FOLKS IN THE HEALTH DISTRICT THEY COVER BEING THE CONFIRMED CASES BEING HEALTHCARE WORKERS. WE HAVE A NUMBER OF HEALTHCARE WORKERS IN OUR COMMUNITY. AND I THINK WE SHOULD ALL HAVE THEM IN OUR PRAYERS AND BE THANKFUL FOR THEIR SERVICE ON THE FRONT LINE AS WELL. WITH THAT SAID, I WANT TO GO AHEAD AND MOVE INTO THE REMAINDER OF OUR REPORT.

YOU'VE HEARD ME USE THE TERM, INCIDENT COMMAND, SEVERAL TIMES IN THE COURSE OF DISCUSSING THE PANDEMIC.

WHAT THAT MEANS, IT'S A NOMENCLATOR FOR A SYSTEM THAT MOST GOVERNMENTS USE IN REGULAR TIMES DURING MAYBE THINGS LIKE A FIRE. BUT CERTAINLY IN ABNORMAL TIMES DURING EMERGENCIES TO MANAGE A COMPLEX EMERGENCY EVENT.

EMERGENCIES NO KNOW DEPARTMENTAL BOUNDARIES.

OFTEN DEPARTMENTAL STRUCTURES AREN'T THE BEST TO MANAGING THE EMERGENCY. WE'VE BEEN IN INCIDENT COMMAND FOR SEVERAL WEEKS NOW. AND WE'RE GOING TO USE THAT FRAMEWORK TO PROVIDE THE REMAINDER OF THE REPORT.

ONE OF THE SECTIONS IN INCIDENT COMMAND IS OPERATIONS.

THAT SECTION IS ACTUALLY LED BY LIEUTENANT STEVEN MEDY.

TONIGHT, I'M GOING TO ASK THREE DIRECTORS INVOLVED IN THE OPERATIONAL SECTION TO PROVIDE A REPORT.

THESE THREE DIRECTORS ARE DURING THIS EMERGENCY FOR THE CITY OF WORTHINGTON, THE MOST PUBLICLY FACING ACTIVITIES AND DEPARTMENTS. AND SO WE'RE GOING TO START OFF WITH CHIEF ROBERT WARE. AND INVITE HIM TO GIVE A REPORT ON THE OPERATIONAL ACTIVITIES OF THE POLICE.

>> GOOD EVENING, PRESIDENT MICHAEL, MEMBERS OF COUNCIL, MEMBERS OF THE WORTHINGTON COMMUNITY.

FIRST OFF, I WOULD LIKE TO SAY THE POLICE DEPARTMENT IS STILL HERE AND WE'RE WORKING HARD TO KEEP THE COMMUNITY SAFE.

IN ORDER TO DO SO, E'VE HAD TO MAKE SOME ADJUSTMENTS.

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SO WE HAVE CLOSED THE POLICE DEPARTMENT TO ALL PUBLIC ACCESS.

YOU SHOULD CALL IF YOU HAVE ANY BUSINESS DEA DEALINGS WITH THE POLICE DEPARTMENT. AND WE'LL DIRECT YOU TO THE APPROPRIATE PERSON TO HELP YOU WITH YOUR NEEDS.

THAT WOULD INCLUDE PUBLIC RECORDS REQUEST, SIGNATURES ON LICENSES AND PERMITS, ANYTHING OF THAT NATURE, CALL FIRST AND WE'LL WORK WITH YOU TO MAKE SURE THAT HAPPENS.

WHEN YOU CALL FOR SERVICE, OUR COM TECHS ARE GOING TO -- THEY ARE TRYING TO HANDLE EVERYTHING AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE, WE HANDLE THESE THINGS OVER THE TELEPHONE. WE PRIDE OURSELF SAID ON HAVING OFFICERS AVAILABLE IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD SAID --S.

YOU INVOID -- DURING THE PANDEMIC EMERGENCY WE'RE GOING TO LIMIT THE FACE-TO-FACE CONTACT.

IF IT'S A ROUTINE CALL WE CAN HANDLE OVER THE TELEPHONE, WE'RE GOING TO HANDLE THAT OVER THE TELEPHONE.

IF IT'S A CALL THAT DOES NOT REQUIRE THE OFFICER TO COME TO YOUR HOUSE, WE'RE GOING TO HANDLE IT IN THE ALTERNATIVE METHODS. HOWEVER, OFFICERS WILL TILL RESPOND WHEN THEY NEED TO RESPOND.

AND ONE AREA THAT MAY INVOLVE IS US COMING TO YOUR HOUSE.

WE DO NOT WANT TO COME INTO YOUR HOUSE UNLESS ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY. IF IT'S A CALL THAT REQUIRES THAT PRESENCE, WE'LL BE THERE IN PERSON.

ONE THING AS DR. ROBERTS MENTIONED, THE NEW HEALTH GUIDANCE ON MASKS. OUR OFFICERS WHEN THEY COME TO YOUR HOUSE THEY WILL BE WEARING MASKS.

THEY MAYBE WEARING GOGGLES, THEY MAY WEAR ADDITIONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT DEPENDING ON THE CONVERSATION YOU HAVE WITH THE COMMUNICATIONS TECHNICIAN. WHEN YOU CALL FOR SERVICE, THEY WILL ASK YOU A SERIES OF QUESTIONS.

WHETHER IT'S POLICE OR FIRE RELATED EMERGENCY.

SOME OF THOSE QUESTIONS ARE GOING TO PERTAIN TO WHETHER OR NOT ANYBODY IN YOUR HOUSE IS ILL OR HAS BEEN ILL.

DON'T BE ALARMED THE QUESTIONS ARE ASKED OR THAT WE'RE SHOWING UP IN PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT. DON'T THINK BECAUSE THE COM TECH IS ASKING YOU QUESTIONS THAT HELP IS NOT ON THE WAY BECAUSE IT WILL BE. WE ARE PARTNERING EXCLUSIVELY WITH COLUMBUS PUBLIC HEALTH. TO DO A VARIETY OF THINGS.

ONE, TO MAKE SURE THAT WE'RE ENFORCING BUSINESSES THAT HAVE BEEN CLOSED, PARKS THAT HAVE BEEN CLOSED OR ANY OTHER FACILITIES THAT ARE NOT SUPPOSED TO BE USED BY THE PUBLIC DURING THIS EMERGENCY. AS DR. ROBERTS MENTIONED IN THE STATISTICS HOW, YOUNG PEOPLE ARE GETTING SICK.

YOUNG PEOPLE ARE CARRYING THIS HOME TO FAMILY MEMBERS, ESSENTIAL WORKERS, GRANDPARENTS. IT'S VERY, VERY IMPORTANT THAT WHEN YOU SEE THE SPORTS FACILITIES CLOSED DOWN, THE PARKS AND PLAYGROUND CLOSED DOWN, IF THERE IS SIGNAGE OR OTHER BARRIERS PREVENTING THE USE, OBEY IT.

IT'S THERE TO PREVENT THE SPREAD AND PROTECT OUR YOUNG PEOPLE FROM TRANSMITTING THE DISEASE TO THE LESS, VULNERABLE POPULATIONS. GROUP ACTIVITIES OVER 10, WE'RE GOING TO SAY SOMETHING TO YOU. SOCIAL GATHERING HOT SPOTS, WE'LL MANAGE AND MONITOR THOSE. THE OPEN PARKS ARE FREE TO WALK IN. JUST KEEP YOUR DISTANCE AS DR. ROBERTS MENTIONED. IN REGARDS TO EMPLOYERS.

WE'RE GOING TO WORK THROUGH EDUCATION DIPLOMACY AS A LAST RESORT, ENFORCEMENT TO MAKE SURE NONESSENTIAL BUSINESSES ARE IN FACT CLOSED. AND THAT ESSENTIAL BUSINESSES ARE PROPERLY IMPLEMENTING SAFETY PRACTICES.

WE'LL WORK IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE COLUMBUS PUBLIC HEALTH WE MAY ASK YOU TO BREAK YOUR GROUP UP IF YOU ARE TOO CLOSE OR YOUR GROUP IS TOO LARGE. THE GOVERNOR AS ASKED, AN ORDER AND MADE IT ENFORCEABLE THESE PROTOCOLS BE FOLLOWED.

AS I SAID, WE'RE TRYING TO EDUCATE AND BE DIPLOMATIC.

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IF PROBLEM AREAS PERSIST WE HAVE NO CHOICE BUT TO TAKE ENFORCEMENT ACTION. AND THAT'S THE LAST THING WE WANT TO DO IN OUR COMMUNITY AS A TIME OF NEED.

THE FINAL THING I WOULD SAY IN REGARDS TO THAT IS AS DR. ROBERTS SAID, IT'S YOUNG PEOPLE THAT ARE GETTING SICK.

AND IT'S YOUNG PEOPLE THAT CAN SPREAD IT.

I WANT TO MAKE THIS A LITTLE BIT PERSONAL.

I HAVE A CHILD WHO WORKS IN HEALTHCARE.

I HAVE A 20-YEAR-OLD WHO HAS CABIN FEVER.

AND I HAVE A DAUGHTER AND A GRANDSON THAT HAVE BEEN SICK AND ARE STUCK IN NEW JERSEY. THIS IS SERIOUS BUSINESS.

AND IF WE FOLLOW THE ORDERS THAT OHIO HAS IMPLEMENTED, MAYBE WE WON'T HAVE THE OUTCOMES THAT NEW JERSEY HAS RIGHT NOW.

ALSO, I HAVE A 27-YEAR-OLD NIECE WHO WAS INFECTED WITH THE VIRUS, TESTED POSITIVE. SHE DID RECOVER.

BUT IT'S THE WORST THING SHE'S EVER EXPERIENCED IN HER LIFE.

SO YOUNG PEOPLE, TEENAGERS, YOUNG ADULTS, PLEASE, PLEASE LISTEN AND TAKE THIS SERIOUSLY. AS DR. ROBERTS SAID, WHEN WE'RE STUCK IN THE HOUSE WE'LL GET CABIN FEVER.

AND IT'S GOING TO BE DIFFICULT SOMETIMES.

FOLLOW THE COPING MECHANISMS THAT SHE DISCUSSED.

GET OUT AND WALK. DO SO FOLLOWING ORDERS.

AND WE'LL GET THROUGH THIS TOGETHER.

I ASK YOU BE SELFLESS AND NOT SELFISH.

I'LL CLOSE WITH A SPECIAL MESSAGE I RECEIVED IN THE MAIL TODAY FROM A YOUNG FRIEND NAMED ALLEN, WHO WANTED TO THANK THE POLICEMAN AND WANTED TO THANK US FOR BEING BRAVE.

ALLEN, PLEASE KNOW I GOT YOUR LETTER.

CAROLYN, IF YOU ARE LISTENING, WE'LL BE IN TOUCH LATER SO WE

CAN THANK ALLEN IN PERSON. >> M. GREESON: THANK YOU, CHIEF, FOR YOUR UPDATE AS WELL AS YOUR WORDS OF ENCOURAGEMENT.

PRESIDENT MICHAEL, IF THERE ARE QUESTIONS, I WOULD BE GLAD TO TAKE THEM AND THEN TURN IT OVER TO IRE.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: ANY QUESTIONS FOR THE POLICE CHIEF? HEARING NONE, MR. GREESON, I THINK IT'S SAFE IS TO MOVE FORWARD TO THE NEXT PRESENTATION THAT YOU HAVE.

>> M. GREESON: YES. TWO OF THE OTHER OPERATIONS THAT ARE FORWARD FACING OR VISIBLE DURING THIS TIME IN TERMS OF THE ACTIVITIES THEY ARE CONDUCTING OR THE WORK THEY HAVE TO DO ARE THE DIVISION OF FIRE AND EMS, AND THE PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT. I'M GOING TO ASK CHIEF ZAMBEETO WITH THE FIRE AND EMERGENCY MEDICAL DIVISION TO GIVE HIS REPORT. FOLLOWED BY DARREN HURLEY OUR PARKS AND RECREATION DIRECTOR. CHIEF?

>> THANK YOU, MR. GREESON. WANTED TO TOUCH A LITTLE BIT ON WHAT THE DIVISION OF FIRE HAS BEEN WORKING ON.

AND ONE THING WE'VE BEEN DOING PRETTY EXTENSIVELY IS TRAINING AND UPDATING PERSONNEL AS THE INCIDENT INVOLVES.

IT IS EVOLVING HOURLY, WE'LL SAY.

WE'RE GETTING NEW INFORMATION, EVERY DAY, ALMOST EVERY COUPLE OF HOURS. WE'RE LEARNING MORE ABOUT IT.

WE'RE WORKING WITH THE MEDICAL DIRECTOR, DOUGLAS RUND ON ALTERNATIVE EMS PROTOCOLS. WE NEED TO CHANGE THE WAY WE USUALLY DO BUSINESS RIGHT NOW. HE'S HELPING US WITH HIS PEERS IN CENTRAL OHIO. THE MEDICAL DIRECTORS IN CENTRAL OHIO ON THE WAY WE FUNCTION AS PARAMEDICS AND EMT'S.

WE SPREAD CREWS BETWEEN TWO FIREHOUSES.

ONE OF THE THINGS WE DID A BRAINSTORMING SESSION EARLY ON IN THE PLANNING. THE QUESTIONS WAS HOW DO WE PREVENT FIREFIGHTERS AND POLICE OFFICERS FROM GETTING SICK FROM EACH OTHER. THE IDEA WAS WE SENT A CREW TO THE REC CENTERS, AND THERE ARE FACILITIES THAT BASICALLY MIMIC A FIRE STATION. SO IT WORKED OUT WELL.

I WANT TO THANK CAPTAIN CHRIS BETS FOR GETTING THAT SUBSTATION OPENED IN 48 HOURS. OPERATIONALLY WE CHANGED THE

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WAYS WE DO THINGS TO PROTECT PARAMEDICS AND RESIDENTS.

ONE PARAMEDIC INTO A HOME AT A TIME.

WEARING PULL F -- PPE. THE EYE MASK PROTECTION AND GLOVES AND A GOWN IF THE CALL WARRANTS THAT PROTECTION.

AND THEN ONCE THE PATIENT HAS BEEN ASSESSED, OTHER TEAM MEMBERS WILL BE CALLED IN TO ASSIST IN TREATING THE PATIENT.

THIS ACTUALLY GOES FOR FIRE ALARMS. WE HAVE DONE A LOT OF RESEARCH OVER THE PAST COUPLE OF WEEKS THANKS TO CAPTAIN CHRIS CRAIG. WE LEARNED THE FIRE ALARMS, SOME NURSING HOMES FOR EXAMPLE, WE DON'T WANT TO CARRY SOMETHING IN THERE. THE FIREFIGHTERS, WE'RE GOING TO SEND ONE TO CHECK THE ALARM PANEL AND HE OR SHE WILL WEAR A MASK TO PREVENT THE SPREAD OF GERMS. WE'VE DONE EXTRA STATION CLEANING.

CLEANING THE FIREHOUSE A LITTLE MORE AGGRESSIVELY IN THE MORNING. WHICH IS OUR NORMAL CLEANING RETENE ROUTINE, AND ALSO ANOTHER ONE BEFORE DINNER.

IN ADDITION, OUR SERVICE DEPARTMENT IS DOING A PHENOMENAL JOB COMING IN AND CLEANING THE HIGH HAZARD OR HIGH TRAFFIC AREAS. THEY ARE THERE EVERY DAY NO MATTER THE DAY OF THE WEEK. ONE THING WE ADDED IS A WEEKLY PROFESSIONAL DEEP CLEANING OF BOTH OF THE FRONT LINE MEDIC UNITS. AND ALSO FOUR OF OUR POLICE CRUISERS EACH WEEK. IN ADDITION TO THE FIREFIGHTERS AND POLICE OFFICERS CLEANING VEHICLES DAILY, IT GETS DOWN INTO THE FURTHER INTO THE CRACKS, I GUESS, OF THE VEHICLE TO MAKE SURE THERE IS NO VIRUS THERE.

THAT'S BEING DONE ON MONDAY MORNINGS.

AND THEN WE'RE MONITORING AND COMMUNICATING WITH PEERS ACROSS THE COUNTRY. AND ASKING THEM HOW THEY ARE HANDLING IT. SOME FOLKS IN HARD-HIT AREAS.

WE'RE LEARNING FROM THEM. AND WE'RE GETTING QUITE A BIT OF GOOD ADVICE. AND LUCKILY AS DR. ROBERTS SAID, WE AREN'T NECESSARILY HAVING TO USE THE SAME OR WORK THE SAME, I GUESS AS HARD AS OUR FRIENDS IN LONG ISLAND.

BUT WE'RE LEARNING FROM THEM. IF WE WERE TO GET IN THAT POSITION WE'RE THAT MUCH, THAT MUCH MORE PREPARED FOR A SURGE LIKE THAT. AND THAT IS ALL I HAVE TO REPORT. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

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

DO WE HAVE ANY COUNCILMEMBERS THAT HAVE ANY QUESTIONS FOR OUR

FIRE CHIEF? >> B. KOWALCZYK: YES, PRESIDENT MICHAEL. THIS IS BETH.

JUST A FOLLOW-UP ON THE PPE SITUATION.

HOW ARE WE IN THE FIRE AND EMS DEPARTMENT ON PPE RIGHT NOW?

>> THANK YOU FOR THE QUESTION. RIGHT NOW WE'RE IN, I'LL CALL IT DESCENT SHAPE. WE HAVE A COUPLE OF ITEMS ON ORDER. WE'RE CHANGING OUR PRACTICES EVERY DAY TO CONSERVE. THOSE BASIC RUNS WE USED TO NOT USE PPE ON, WE ARE. OUR PARAMEDICS CAN USE A N95 MASK MULTIPLE TIMES THROUGHOUT THE DAY.

AS LONG AS THEY ARE NOT EXPOSED DO A PATIENT SUSPECTED OF HAVING COVID-19. ANOTHER THING WE'RE DOING IS COLLECTING OUR N95 MASKS I GUESS WE'RE COLLECTING THEM TO HAVE THEM READY SO WHEN BUTELL STARTS TAKES FIRST RESPONDER PPE WE CAN SEND THEM. OUR SAFETY DALLASS CAN BE WASHED WITH DISH SOAP. IT WORKS WELL WITH THIS VIRUS.

AND BREAKING IT DOWN. AND THEN OUR LATEX GLOVES ARE THROWN AWAY IMMEDIATELY AS ARE OUR GOWNS.

WE'RE LOOKING PRETTY GOOD AT THIS POINT.

>> B. KOWALCZYK: THANK YOU. JUST A FOLLOW-UP.

IN TERMS OF YOUR RUNS, ARE YOU SEEING AN INCREASE IN RUNS AS A RESULT OF THE VIRUS? AND ARE THERE PARTICULAR POPULATIONS YOU MENTIONED WE HAVE FOUR NURSING HOMES IN THE AREA. CURIOUS ABOUT RUNS AND CALLS.

HOW THINGS ARE GOING. >> IRONICALLY, THE CALL VOLUME IS DOWN. WE OOKED AT OUR NUMBERS FROM THE PAST THREE WEEKS. THE SAME THREE WEEKS IN 2019X AND FOUND THE EMS RUNS WERE DOWN 22%.

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THE SAME ACROSS-THE-BOARD IN OHIO.

PEOPLE ARE SEEING HAT'S HAPPENING IN OTHER PLACES IN THE COUNTRY, AND TAKING THE PRECAUTIONS.

FOR THE NORMAL MEDICAL EMERGENCIES, THEY ARE CALLING THEIR PHYSICIAN AND THEY ARE TELLING THEM TO STAY HOME.

WE HAVE AN UPTICK IN BICYCLE ACCIDENTEDS ON THE JOGGING TRAIL. WITH PEOPLE TRYING TO GET OUT WITH CABIN FEVER. WE'RE SEEING MORE OF OTHOSE.

UNUSUAL NUMBERS OF FIRE RESPONSES.

BUT THE MEDICAL EMERGENCIES IS DOWN.

WE'RE SEEING PEOPLE WITH RESPIRATORY ILLNESSES AND TAKING PRECAUTIONS WHEN RESPONDING TO THOSE INCIDENTS.

>> B. KOWALCZYK: THANK YOU. THAT'S ALL I HAD.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: THANK YOU.

VERY GOOD QUESTIONS. ARE THERE ANY OTHER QUESTIONS FOR OUR FIRE CHIEF? IF NOT, THANK FOR ALL YOU HAVE BEEN DOING FOR THE COMMUNITY. AND SAME WITH CHIEF WARE.

I THINK WE'RE MOVING TO MR. HURLEY.

>> M. GREESON: GO AHEAD, MR. HURLEY.

>> THANK YOU, PRESIDENT MICHAEL, MEMBERS OF COUNCIL.

WITH THE NICER WEATHER, WE HAVE SEEN ACTIVITY IN THE PARKS, A LOT OF PEOPLE WANTING TO GET OUTSIDE AND WALK AND BIKE AND GET OUT OF THE HOUSE, GET AWAY FROM THEIR KIDS IN SOME CASES.

SINCE THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH ORDERS THE CLOSED PLAYGROUND WE CONTINUE TO MONITOR A LOT OF OTHER PARK AMENITIES, BOTH FROM WHAT WE WERE HEARING AND SEEING. WE DEPLOYED RECREATION STAFF TO CIRCULATE PARKS AND OBSERVE DIFFERENT THINGS.

AND THAT HAS LED TO THE ADDITIONAL CLOSURE OF ARK AMENITIES, INCLUDING PICKLEBALL, TENNIS AND BASKETBALL COURTS, THE SKATEPARK, SPORTS FIELD AND MOST RECENTLY OVER THE WEEKEND THE DOG PARK WE OBSERVED AS MANY AS 50 CARS THERE AT A TIME.

IT WAS A CHALLENGE FOR FOLKS TO KEEP DISTANCE THERE.

WHILE THERE HAVE BEEN CONCERNS AND SOME PEOPLE NOT OBSERVING THE CLOSURES FROM TIME TO TIME AND POLICE RESPONSE, FOR THE MOST PART RESIDENTS ARE OBSERVING THE CLOSURES, ESPECIALLY IS IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD PARKS AND THE WORD GETS OUT FROM DR. ROBERTS AND OTHER IN THE COMMUNITIES.

LAST WEEK PRIOR TO THE GREAT WEEKEND WE KNEW WE HAD COMING.

WE DID A VIDEO ON SOCIAL MEDIA TRYING TO ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO GET OUT IN THE OPEN SPACES AND ON THE TRAILS APPROPRIATELY.

I NOTED TO OUR CITY MANAGER, THE CHIP TRAILS FOR EXAMPLE, ALONG THE OLENTANGY. ALONG THE WAY, WE'VE BEEN IN TOUCH WITH OUR NATIONAL, STATE ORGANIZATIONS.

AND CERTAINLY NEIGHBORS JURISDICTION.

WE TRIED WHEN POSSIBLE TO MAKE DECISIONS IN SYNC WITH OUR NEIGHBORING JURISDICTIONS. KNOWING IF WE CLOSE PICKLEBALL THEY WILL GO TO THE NEXT COMMUNITY.

WE TRY TO MAKE THOSE DECISIONS TOGETHER AND NOT FLOOD THE RESPONSE IN THOSE COMMUNITIES. WE HAVE BEEN GOOD PARTNERS AND HAVE RECEIVED. THE GRISWOLD CENTER HAS BEEN CLOSED FOR MULTIPLE WEEKS. WE'RE A POLICE AND FIRE STATION AT THE COMMUNITY CENTER. THAT'S ANOTHER ONE OF THOSE INTERESTING THINGS THAT HAPPENED.

OUR STAFF WORKED WITH MEMBERS AND PROGRAM PARTICIPATES. RUFUNDING AND RESCHEDULING AND TRYING TO REACH OUT TO MEMBERS ON MEMBERSHIP STATUS.

WE'RE DOING A GOOD JOB COMMUNICATING AND WORKING WITH OUR WAY. WE'RE TRYING TO MAINTAIN READINESS TO COME BACK. WHEN THE RESTRICTIONS ARE LIFTED, IN A CYCLED FORMAT OR HOWEVER THEY ARE WE'RE READY AND THE COMMUNITY DOESN'T HAVE TO WAIT TO ENJOY SERVICES.

SO WE CAN BE READY WHEN THAT OCCURS.

STAFF ARE WORKING HARD TO STAY CONNECTED TO MEMBERS AT THE GRISWOLD CENTER. A LOT OF SENIORS MEMBERS, STAFF HAVE BEEN TAKING NAMES AND MAKING PHONE CALLS AND CHECKING IN AND SEEING HOW THEY ARE DOING.

IF THEY HAVE NEEDS GOING UNMET AND TRYING TO CONNECT THEM TO THE RIGHT SERVICE PROVIDERS. WE'VE BEEN EFFECTIVELY DOING THAT. AS THIS GOES ON, WE'LL CYCLE THROUGH THE LIST MULTIPLE TIMES. THOSE HAVE BEEN APPRECIATED.

IT'S BEEN LOT OF STAFF, FRONT LINE STAFF AND PART-TIME STAFF.

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THAT HAS BEEN A GREAT ITUATION FOR A LOT OF THOSE FOLKS.

WE HAVE A CREATIVE TEAM WORKING ON REMOTE RECREATION.

IT IS ABLE TO BE ENGAGED THROUGH SOCIAL MEDIA. WE HAVE STAFF, INSTRUCTORS, VOLUNTEERS CREATING FITNESS, GAMES, CRAFTS, THINGS YOU CAN DO IN THE BACK YARD. SINCE MARCH 17, WE HAD 3 AWAY - THREE A DAY. SOME HAVE BEEN CLASSES, SOME ARE STAFF MEMBERS SAYING HELLO AND WE MISS YOU.

IT RECEIVED A LOT OF POSITIVE FEEDBACK.

WE HAVE INSTRUCTORS REACHING OUT TO PRESCHOOL CLASSES AND DOING THAT AS WELL. SO THE STAFF HAVE BEEN VERY CREATIVE AND DOING A GOOD JOB. WE WANT TO GET THE WORD OUT MORE ABOUT THAT. I DO -- OUT] TO SHARE THAT WITH NEIGHBORS AND FOLKS TO GET AS MANY EYES ON THAT AS POSSIBLE. THE LAST UPDATE IS INSIDE THE INCIDENT COMMAND STRUCTURE, I'VE BEEN ASKED TO HEAD UP A COMMUNITY EVENTS PLANNING GROUP. WE'RE NOT ONLY LOOKING AT THE SPECIAL EVENT THE CITY PROVIDES BUT THE PARTNERS WHO PROVIDE ACTIVITIES THROUGHOUT THE SPRING AND SUMMER.

TRYING TO MAKE SURE WE'RE COORDINATED AND WHEN WE NEED TO POSTPONE, CANCEL OR RESCHEDULER WE'RE ON TOP OF THAT.

WE HAVE A SPREADSHEET LISTING THOSE EVENTS.

TRYING TO AKE SURE EVERYONE IS MAKING, NOT ONLY GOOD DECISIONS BUT COORDINATED DECISIONS FOR THE COMMUNITY.

BEGIN -- AGAIN, TRYING TO STAY READY SO WHEN WE CAN GATHER AGAIN, WE'RE IN A POSITION TO DO THAT AND THE COMMUNITY DOESN'T HAVE TO WAIT AND WISH WE HAD THINGS GOING ON.

WE'LL BE HAPPY TO SHARE ANY OF THAT IN DETAIL AS YOU WOULD LIKE. AND I'M CERTAINLY ABLE TO ANSWER

QUESTIONS IF YOU HAVE ANY. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: AGAIN, WE WANT TO THANK YOU FOR THE WONDERFUL PROGRAMS YOU AND YOUR STAFF HAVE BEEN PRESENTING, ALL THE HARD WORK BEING OUT THERE.

I KNOW IT'S NOT EASY TO CLOSE PARKS AND REC FACILITIES AND ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO BE OUTSIDE. BUT WE THANK YOU.

DO COUNCILMEMBERS HAVE QUESTIONS FOR MR. HURLEY? HEARING NONE, AGAIN, THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

MR. GREESON, BACK WITH YOU. >> M. GREESON: YEAH.

OUR NEXT REPORT IS GOING TO COME FROM DAVID MCCORKLE, HE'S BEEN FILLING THE ROLE IN THE INCIDENT COMMAND STRUCTURE.

IT'S THE LIAISON ROLE. AND HE AND SOME OF OUR OTHER STAFF MEMBERS HAVE BEEN WORKING TO STAY IN CONTACT WITH COMMUNITY PARTNERS AND STAKEHOLDERS AND BUSINESSES IN THE COMMUNITY. I THINK THEY ARE AWARE OF, HAVE FOSTERED, AND HAVE BECOME AN IMPORTANT PART OF COMMUNICATING WHAT IS GOING ON IN TERMS OF COVID-19.

I WANT TO HAVE MR. MCCORKLE GIVE AN UPDATE ON THE LIAISON GROUP'S

ACTIVITIES. >> THAT YOU CAN, MR. GREESON.

PRESIDENT MICHAEL, MEMBERS OF CU NCIL, GOOD EVENING.

I WOULD LIKE TO GIVE AN UPDATE ON THE LIAISON TEAM OVER THE LAST COUPLE OF WEEKS. IT'S MYSELF, LEE BROWN AND CHOLINE LIGHT, MAKEUP THE EAM. WE WANTED TO GET TOGETHER AS MANY ORGANIZATIONS AS POSSIBLE AND KEEP THOSE APPRIZED OF WHAT IS HAPPENING IN WORTHINGTON. WE HAVE APPROXIMATELY 250-260 ORGANIZATIONS WE'RE REACHING OUT TO.

WE BROKE THOSE INTO THREE SEPARATE GROUPS.

A PRIMARY, SECONDARY AND BUSINESS COMMUNITY GROUP.

AND THEN A FAITH LEADERS GROUP. WE BROKE THOSE DOWN BECAUSE WE WANTED TO CUSTOMIZE MESSAGES O ALL THREE GROUPS.

THE PRIMARY PURPOSE OF THE CORRESPONDENCE HAS BEEN MULTIFOLD. ONE, IT'S A PRIMARY POINT OF CONTACT FOR THE CITY. TWO, WE PROVIDE UPDATES ON CITY FACILITIES, DIFFERENT PROGRAMMING, DIFFERENT INITIATIVES GOING ON. WE HAVE PROVIDED A ROBUST LIST OF FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL RESOURCES THAT MAY HELP SOME OF THE ORGANIZATIONS AS TIME PASSES.

WE HAVE ASKED MANY OF THESE GROUPS FOR UPDATES ON DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS OR OTHER CHANGES THAT ARE HAPPENING IN THE COMMUNITY. WE WANT TO EFFICIENTLY REPORT AND RESPOND TO THOSE. WE HAVE BEEN SOLICITING FEEDBACK ON ADDITIONAL RESOURCES THAT THE CITY COULD START TO PROVIDE TO FILL SOME OF THE GAPS OR HELP FOLKS WEATHER THE STORM.

AND FINALLY, AND QUITE IMPORTANTLY TO BUDGET

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CONVERSATIONS. WE WANTED TO START THE DIALOGUE WITH KEY EMPLOYERS TO UNDERSTAND WHAT THIS COVID-19 IMPACT IS REALLY GOING TO HAVE ON PAYROLL PROJECTIONS FOR THE REST OF THIS YEAR INTO 2021. I JUST WANTED TO HIGHLIGHT A COUPLE OF THE INITIATIVES IN THE SUCCESS STORIES WE HAVE SEEN COME OUT OF THIS. IT'S BEEN AMAZING SEEING FOLKS COME TOGETHER. WE'VE HAD A PRETTY EXTENSIVE LIST OF LOCAL BUSINESS OFFERINGS.

SHARED THAT WITH THE OLD WORTHINGTON PARTNERSHIP.

POPULATING ONTO THE EXPERIENCE WORTHINGTON WEBSITE.

THERE ARE DOZENS OF LOCAL BEBUSINESSES AND THE UNIQUE OR ADJUSTED OFFERINGS HAVE BEEN. TO HIGHLIGHT A COUPLE. SODA SPEAK, AS WELL AS SUPER GAMES HAVE BEEN MAKING FACE MASKS AND SHIELDS FOR FIRST RESPONDERS. I AM BOUNDLESS HAS BEEN OFFERING MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELING. VIRTUALLY.

HYPERION ON HUNTLEY ROAD DONATED PPE EQUIPMENT.

AND FC BANK HOSTED A DISCUSSION ON FEDERAL STIMULUS BILL AND HOW THAT CAN HELP SOME OF THE OUR WORTHINGTON MERCHANTS.

THOSE ARE A FEW EXAMPLES WE HAVE SEEN SO FAR.

I WANT TO HIGHLIGHT THE DRIVE-THRU FARMERS MARKET.

ALONG WITH THE FARMERS MARKET, PUT TOGETHER THE MARKET.

200 ORDERS AT THE FIRST DRIVE THRU MARKET TO OVER 900 ORDERS AS OF SATURDAY. WE HEARD FEEDBACK IT WAS A DESCENT WAIT THIS TIME. AND TRAFFIC WAS SPILLING OUT TOWARDS EAST WILSON BRIDGE ROAD. WE'RE MAKING TWEAKS TO MAKE SURE THAT CONTINUES TO BE SUCCESSFUL AND CONTINUES TO SUPPORT LOCAL PRODUCERS WHILE STILL RESPECTING THE SOCIAL DISTANCING.

AND THEN ONE OF THE OTHER REALLY COOL PARTNERSHIPS WE'VE SEEN COME OUT OF THIS IS A PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN COHATCH AND THE WORTHINGTON RESOURCE PANTRY. THE WORTHINGTON RESOURCE PANTRY HAD IDENTIFIED THEY COULDN'T KEEP UP WITH THE DEMAND AND THEY HAD A LOT OF GROCERY ORDERS TO FILL.

COHATCH, ACTUALLY PARTNERED WITH HONDA, WHO HAS SOME AVAILABLE DRIVERS AND AVAILABLE SHUTTLE VANS THAT WERE NOT UTILIZED DUE TO THEIR SHUT DOWN THEY HAVE DONATED.

SO WE ACTUALLY HAVE MEMBERS, VOLUNTEERS FROM THE COHATCH AND HONDA COMMUNITIES FILLING GROCERY ORDERS AT THE RESOURCE PANTRY ON THURSDAYS AND DELIVERING MUCH-NEEDED GROCERIES TO THOSE IN NEED FOR PORCH PICKUP.

THESE ARE A COUPLE OF EXAMPLES. BUT SOME OF THE INITIATIVES, WHILE TEMPORARY NOW, HAVE BEEN SUCCESSFUL ENOUGH WE'RE ANTICIPATING THAT THEY MAY BECOME A PERMANENT OFFERING.

I'M HAPPY TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: WANTED TO THANK YOU FOR YOUR HARD WORK AND YOUR TEAM. I RECEIVED TWO CALLS TODAY ROM CONSTITUENTS SAYING HOW WONDERFUL THINGS ARE AT THE FOOD PANTRY AND THE 35335 -- DRIVE UP SERVICE.

ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF COMPLICATING AND HAVING OUR COMMUNITY APPRECIATING WHAT EVERYONE IS DOING.

WE'VE SO MANY COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS WORKING TOGETHER, IT'S PHENOMENAL. DO ANY COUNCILMEMBERS HAVE ANY

QUESTIONS FOR MR. MCCORKLE? >> B. KOWALCZYK: I JUST WANT TO SAY, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR EVERYTHING YOU ARE DOING TO COORDINATE THESE EFFORTS. AND JUST, ARE YOU SEEING ANAPTIC IN REQUESTS FOR HEALTH COMING TO THE CITY?

>> WE'VE SEEN A LITTLE BIT OF AN UPTIC IN REQUESTS.

I THINK IT'S A LITTLE EARLY. AND FOLKS DON'T KNOW EXACTLY WHAT THEY NEED. WE HEARD THAT SOME FOLKS MAY NOT BE COMING BACK. SOME SMALL BUSINESSES MAY NOT SURVIVE THIS. I THINK TAKING A LOOK AT SOME OF THE PROGRAMS THAT THE SBA IS OFFERING, FOLKS ARE GOING TO TAB INTO THAT, SPECIFICALLY THE PAYROLL PROTECTION.

RIGHT NOW IS EDUCATING PEOPLE. WE HAVE NOT HAD DIRECT ASKS FOR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE. I DO ANTICIPATE THAT WILL COME.

I THINK RIGHT 93 NOW -- NOW, PEOPLE ARE IN SHUT DOWN MODE AND TRYING TO UNDERSTAND WHAT THIS LONG-TERM IMPACT IS GOING TO BE.

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WE HAVE USED THESE WEEKLY NEWSLETTERS.

SO THE NEWSLETTERS ORIGINALLY STARTED DAILY.

AND THEN IT BECAME TWO TO THREE TIMES WEEK AND NOW IT'S WEEKLY WITH PRETTY UCH CONSTANT FOLLOW-UP IN BETWEEN EMAILS.

TO START TO HAVE GOOD DIALOGUE WITH SOME OF OUR KEY BUSINESSES TO UNDERSTAND ARE THEY GOING TO NEED SUPPORT, FINANCIAL SUPPORT? ARE WE GOING TO NEED CUSTOM PROGRAMMING TO HELP THEM GET THROUGH THIS? I THINK TO ANSWER YOUR QUESTION, BETH, I THINK IT'S TOO EARLY TO KNOW EXACTLY WHAT THAT LOOKS LIKE. WE'VE SEEN SOME LENIENCY, I GUESS ON LIKE SIGNAGE AND BUT TRY FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE WE HAVEN'T HAD ANY SIGNIFICANT ASKS YET.

S. >> B. KOWALCZYK: WHAT ABOUT IN TERMS OF RESIDENTS? ARE YOU HEARING FROM PARTNERS ABOUT AN INCREASE IN NEED FOR RESIDENTS IN TERMS OF FOOD? I KNOW IN MY WORK, THERE IS DEFINITELY AN INCREASE IN NEED FOR OLDER ADULTS WHO USED TO BE ABLE TO GOES TO MEAL SITES.

THE AGENCIES ON AGING ARE GETTING ADDITIONAL FEDERAL DOLLARS AND PROVIDE MEALS TO MORE PEOPLE AND BROADEN THE ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS. SO ANYONE WHO NEEDS SSISTANCE SHOULD CALL THEIR AREA AGENCY, IN OUR AREA, IT'S THE CENTRAL OHIO AREA ON AGING. I KNOW WHAT WE'RE SEEING.

ARE YOU HEARING OF ADDITIONAL NEEDS FROM RESIDENTS?

>> YEAH, THERE HAVE BEEN SOME ADDITIONAL NEEDS.

SO DARREN TOUCHED ON THE WELLNESS CHECKS HAPPENING AT THE GRISWOLD WITH MEMBERS. ONE OF THE OTHER PIECES THAT COLLEEN AND DARREN'S TEAM ARE ASKING, DO YOU NEED GROCERY DELIVERY? SO THEY ARE PAIRING THE FOLKS, I DON'T THINK THERE HAS BEEN AN OVERWHELMING NEED BUT THERE ARE FOLKS THEY ARE CONNECTING TO THE RESOURCE PANTRY TO GET THOSE DELIVERIES ACCOMPLISHED. WE'RE DIRECTED QUITE A FEW PEOPLE TO NICK AT THE RESOURCE PANTRY.

THERE HAS BEEN AN UPTICK. WITH THE MID-OHIO FOOD BANK.

EVEN SUPER GAMES IS NOW USING THEIR VANS THEY USUALLY USE FOR INFLATABLES TO TRANSPORT GROCERIES FROM THE MID-OHIO FOOD BANK TO THE RESOURCE PANTRY AND HOME DELIVERY.

THERE HAVE BEEN AN UPTICK. I DON'T THINK IT'S BEEN HUGE BUT NICK AT THE RESOURCE PANTRY SHARED RECENT NUMBERS WITH US AND HE'S SEEN, I THINK LIVE A 5 HE'S SIGN A 25% INCREASE IN

THEIR DEMAND SINCE LAST YEAR. >> B. KOWALCZYK: THE GROCERY DELIVERS IS A RESULT OF OLDER ADULTS AT RISK NOT WANTING TO PUT THEMSELVES OUT IN SETTINGS WHERE THEY COULD BE EXPOSED TOO.

I REALLY APPRECIATE ALL THE WORK YOU ARE DOING TO HELP PEOPLE AND CONNECT PEOPLE AND ORGANIZATIONS IN THAT WAY.

THANK YOU. >> YOU'RE WELCOME.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: DO WE HAVE OTHER QUESTIONS?

>> I HAVE A COUPLE, BONNIE. DAVID?

>> YES. >> A COUPLE OF RELATED QUESTIONS PLEASE. DO YOU HAVE A FEEL OR DIRECT KNOWLEDGE ABOUT ANY SIGNIFICANT LAY OFFS AMONGST WORTHINGTON EMPLOYEES? AND RELATEDLY, DO YOU FEEL A FEEL FOR HOW MANY EMPLOYERS ARE CONSIDERED TO BE ESSENTIAL OR NOT? CAN YOU PLEASE SPEAK TO THAT?

>> SURE. I HAVE NOT BEEN INFORMED OF ANY SUBSTANTIAL LAY OFFS OR SIGNIFICANT LAY OFFS.

MYSELF AND MR. BARTTER STARTED TO REACH OUT TO SOME OF OUR KEY BUSINESSES TO UNDERSTAND WHETHER OR NOT THAT WAS GOING TO HAPPEN.

AGAIN, I THINK IT'S TOO EARLY TO TELL.

THE MESSAGE HAS BEEN THIS IS A PAINFUL TIME.

WE ARE CONTINUING OPERATIONS. HOPING TO WEATHER THIS STORM.

YOU WILL SEE A DOWN TURN. NO QUESTION ABOUT THAT.

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WE'RE GOING TO SEE A DROP. I DON'T KNOW HOW BIG OF A DROP WE'LL SEE. WE'RE TRYING TO AT LEAST TOUCH OUR TOP-10 EMPLOYERS FREQUENTLY TO UNDERSTAND, TO HAVE A PULSE OF WHAT THOSE REVENUE PROJECTIONS LOOK LIKE.

BUT THEY HAVEN'T SAID THEY ARE ANTICIPATING SIGNIFICANT CUTS YET. SO THAT'S KIND OF WHERE WE'RE AT WITH THAT. WHAT WAS THE SECOND PIECE?

>> D. ROBINSON: ARE ANY OR MANY OF OUR MAJOR EMPLOYERS CONSIDERED TO BE ESSENTIAL BUSINESSES?

>> SURE. I THINK A LOT OF THEM ARE.

WORTHINGTON INDUSTRIES, HYPERION IDENTIFIED THEMSELVES TO BE ESSENTIAL. EVEN WHEELS UP HAS REACHED OUT.

A LOT OF THE QUESTIONS I'M GETTING RIGHT NOW ARE FOLKS MAKING SURE OUR CHIEF WARE AND OUR P.D. ARE NOT DINGING THEM FOR BEING NONESSENTIAL. THEY ARE REACHING OUT SAYING, HEY, WE HAVE THIS LETTER FROM OUR ATTORNEY.

WE ARE CONSIDERED ESSENTIAL FOR THE FOLLOWING REASONS.

BUT, YEAH, WE HAVE A LOT OF -- THAT AREN'T ESSENTIAL BUT WE HAVE A LOT OF OUR STRONG, OUR TOP-10 EMPLOYERS ARE ESSENTIAL.

>> D. ROBINSON: THAT'S GOOD. THANK YOU.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: OKAY. ANY OTHER COUNCILMEMBERS HAVE ANY QUESTIONS FOR MR. MCCORKLE? HEARING NONE, MR. GREESON, WE'LL

TURN IT BACK TO YOU. >> M. GREESON: YEAH, PRESIDENT MICHAEL, MEMBERS OF COUNCIL, I'M GOING TO BRIEFLY TOUCH ON WHAT SOME OF THE OTHER SECTIONS IS IN THE INCIDENT COMMAND STRUCTURE ARE DOING. I WANTED TO, PARTICULARLY, HIGHLIGHT THOSE FOUR SOME OF THE MAIN OPERATIONAL ENTITIES AND WHAT'S GOING ON FOR. BECAUSE WE'RE GETTING, WE GET THE MOST QUESTIONS ABOUT HOW WE'RE HANDLING, HOW OUR FIRST RESPONDERS ARE DOING AND HOW THEY ARE CHANGING.

AND OF COURSE IN THESE TIMES, THEY ARE ON THE FRONT LINE, COMING TO WORK, NOT WORKING OUT OF THEIR HOUSE, THEY ARE THE MOST VISIBLE ART OF THE CITY GOVERNMENT.

SO I WANTED REPORTS FROM THE CHIEFS.

AND I THINK MR. MCCORKLE'S ORK, I KNEW WOULD BE INTERESTING TO YOU. AND THE LIAISON'S GROUP.

BUT I WANTED TO TOUCH ON SOME OTHER FACETS OF THE INCIDENT COMMAND STRUCTURE. WE HAVE A PLANNING TEAM.

THAT SECTION, I SHOULD SAY PLANNING SECTION, THAT SECTION IS BEING LED BY ROBYN STEWART. THAT GROUP IS FOCUSING ON TRYING TO LOOK DOWN THE ROAD A LITTLE BIT ON THE NEXT STAGE OF THIS EVOLVING SITUATION AND EMERGENCY SO THAT WE CAN ANTICIPATE ISSUES AND START TO MAKE PLANS FOR THEM.

IN INCIDENT COMMAND THERE IS A LOGISTICS FUNCTION THAT PROVIDES SUPPORT TO THE OPERATIONS. THAT IS LED BY GENE OLIVER.

AND EARLY ON THAT LOGISTICS FUNCTION TRYING TO MOVE A LARGE NUMBER OF OUR WORKERS TO HOME. AND GENE AND HIS TEAM DID A REMARKABLE JOB DEPLOYING ALL OF THE TECHNOLOGY, TRAINING, AND HANDLING THE LOGISTICS OF GETTING MANY OF OUR PEOPLE IN A WORK TO HOME POSITION. SO THAT WE COULD PRACTICE GOOD SOCIAL DISTANCING. AND THEY DID A GREAT JOB WITH THAT. THEY HAVE TOGGLED THAT TEAM IS TOGGLED TO WORK ON THINGS LIKE PPE AN ACRONYM WE ALL NOW KNOW AND TRACKING OTHER LOGISTIC NEEDS.

OUR FINANCE ND ADMINISTRATION SECTION YOU WON'T BE SURPRISED IS LED BY MR. BARTTER. THAT GROUP IS HANDLING THE FINANCIAL SIDE OF THIS EMERGENCY TRACKING EXPENSES ASSOCIATED WITH COVID-19, LOOKING CAREFULLY AT OPPORTUNITIES FOR FEDERAL REIMBURSEMENT OR FEDERAL AND STATE PROGRAMS THE CITY MAY ACCESS. LOOKING AT THE STIMULUS OPPORTUNITIES AND UNDERSTANDING THE FEDERAL RESOURCES AND REGULATIONS. SO THEY WILL HAVE THEIR WORK CUT OUT FOR THEM IN THE COMING MONTHS NO DOUBT.

AND LASTLY, AS PART OF THE UNIFIED COMMAND, THERE IS A GROUP WORKING ON COMMUNICATIONS. AND THAT'S OBVIOUSLY OUR PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER, ANNE BROWN. SHE'S FORMED A TEAM NOT ONLY MULTIDEPARTMENTAL BUT NOW COORDINATING LIKE MR. MCCORKLE

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IS, WITH KEY COMMUNICATORS ACROSS OUR COMMUNITY.

AND SO WHEN THE OPERATIONS GROUP OR WHEN THE LIAISON SECTION OR ANY -- OR ME AS THE INCIDENT COMMANDER HAVE IMPORTANT COMMUNICATIONS TO GET OUT ANN HAS BEEN DOING A PHENOMENAL JOB.

BUT ALSO FORMED A GROUP THAT IS WORKING TO MAKE SURE WE'RE CONSIST IN MESSAGE, REINFORCING THE PUBLIC HEALTH MESSAGES THAT DR. ATKINS AND ROBERTS WOULD HAVE US DO AND PLANNING AHEAD FOR ECONOMICS -- COMMUNICATIONS OF THE ACTIVITIES OF THE CITY.

THAT IS OUR REPORT. I WOULD BE GLAD TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS REGARDING THOSE SECTIONS.

I KNOW THAT DR. ROBERTS AND MR. FIELDING HAVE TO SIGN OUT RELATIVELY SOON TO ADDRESS ANOTHER MATTER.

SO IF THERE ARE QUESTIONS FROM THE PUBLIC THAT NEED TO BE ANSWERED RELATED O THAT CAN BE ADDRESS SAID BY PUBLIC HEALTH -- ADDRESSED, WE NEED TO TAKE THAT N THE FRONT END OF

THE QUESTIONS. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: THANK YOU VERY MUCH, MR. GREESON. AND I ALSO WANT TO THANK THE COLUMBUS HEALTH DEPARTMENT FOR ALL THE WORK THEY HAVE DONE, ALL THE SUPPORT THEY PROVIDED TO OUR COMMUNITY.

AND THE OUTSTANDING JOB THEY ARE REACHING OUT TO ENTIRE WORTHINGTON/COLUMBUS COMMUNITY. I WANT TO THEM HANK AND OUR STAFF MEMBERS. AND YOU AND MS. STEWART FOR THE WONDERFUL JOB YOU HAVE ALL BEEN DOING.

MS. THRESS, IF ANY CALLS COME THROUGH OR EMAILS COME THREE WHILE I'M SEEING IF THERE ARE COUNCIL QUESTIONS, LET ME KNOW.

ANY OTHER COUNCILMEMBERS HAVE ANYMORE QUESTIONS REGARDING ANY OF THE CITY OPERATIONS, COLUMBUS HEALTH OR ANYTHING OF THAT

NATURE? >> D. ROBINSON: MADAM PRESIDENT.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH. DR. ROBERTS, I HAD A QUESTION EARLIER, I APPRECIATE THE SECOND OPPORTUNITY TO ASK.

DURING YOUR PRESENTATION AT ONE POINT YOU MENTIONED A FIVE-MINUTE TIMEFRAME WHERE YOU WOULD CONSIDER AN EXPOSURE TO BE RECORDED. WHY IS IT FIVE MINUTES? IS THAT JUST A MATTER OF PROBABILITY OF BEING INFECTED? I WOULD THINK INFECTION COULD OCCUR N MOMENTS IF POSSIBLE.

>> THANK YOU FOR THAT QUESTION. AND YES, THE FIVE-MINUTE EXPOSURE IS A CDC GUIDANCE. THEY BASICALLY SAY CLOSE, PROLONGED EXPOSURE. SO THE THOUGHT IS YOU HAD TO BE CLOSE ENOUGH SO LESS THAN SIX FEET FOR THE RESPIRATORY DROPLETS FROM ONE PERSON, THE INFECTED PERSON, TO REACH THE OTHER PERSON, THE NONINFECTED PERSON.

AND THEN THE TIMEFRAME IS BASED ON HOW MUCH OF THE VIRUS ARE YOU LIKELY EXPOSED TO DURING THAT TIME.

AND ASSUMING THE INDIVIDUAL WASN'T SNEEZING OR COUGHING, IT WAS JUST, YOU KNOW, NORMAL RESPIRATORY DROPLETS THAT MIGHT BE SPRAYED WHEN SOMEONE IS TALKING, WHETHER COMING FROM THE MOUTH OR NOSE. AND THE SCIENCE BEHIND THAT IS THEY FEEL IT NEEDS TO BE FIVE MINUTES TO GET A LARGE ENOUGH VOLUME OF THE VIRUS TO BE EXPOSED.

THAT IS CDC'S BEST ESTIMATE AT THIS TIME.

>> D. ROBINSON: THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

THAT'S CLARIFYING, APPRECIATE IT.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: DO WE HAVE ANY OTHER QUESTIONS? COUNCILMEMBERS? MS. THRESS, HAVE WE RECEIVED CALLS OR LETTERS OR ANYTHING FROM ANYBODY? OKAY. MR. GREESON, DO YOU HAVE ANY

COMMENT TO THAT? >> M. GREESON: GLAD TO.

I WANT TO ALLOW MR. FIELDING AND DR. ROBERTS TO SIGN OFF, AS I KNOW THEY HAVE OTHER MATTERS TO ADDRESS.

SO I WANT TO THANK THEM FOR JOINING US.

AND RELIEVE THEM OF ANSWERING ANYMORE QUESTIONS AND TO SAY THANKS FOR BEING ON TONIGHT, GUYS.

>> THANKS FOR HAVING US. >> THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

>> M. GREESON: GOOD NIGHT. TO ANSWER THE PERSON'S QUESTION THAT EMAILED IN. SO ONE OF THE REASONS WE FORMED

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UNDER THE PLANNING SECTION, A GROUP THAT DARREN IS LEADING, WAS THERE IS COUNTLESS, WONDERFUL EVENTS IN OUR COMMUNITY. SOME OF WHICH THE CITY PROVIDES.

I THINK CONCERTS ON THE GREEN WOULD BE AN EXAMPLE.

BUT MANY THAT WE ARE EITHER JUST SUPPORT OR JUST ARE AWARE OF.

SO WE WANT TO START COMMUNICATING WITH ALL OF THE MAJOR ORGANIZATIONS ORGANIZERS OF EVENTS AND MAKE SURE WE UNDERSTOOD WHAT THEY ARE THINKING AND LINK THEM TO GOOD PUBLIC HEALTH ADVICE. HELP THEM UNDERSTAND THE ORDERS.

GENERALLY GET A HOLD OF AND NOT WAIT UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE ON PLANNING FOR THOSE EVENTS. SO WE GOT THE MEMORIAL DAY PARADE COMING UP. AFTER THAT IS JULY 4TH, THE ARTS FESTIVAL. I DON'T THINK DECISIONS ON ANY OF THOSE EVENTS HAVE BEEN MADE AT THIS POINT.

AND I WOULD ASK MR. HURLEY TO JUMP IN, WHO HAS BEEN REACHING OUT TO THOSE PEOPLE. I KNOW SEVERAL THINGS WILL HAPPEN AS WE CONFRONT DECISIONS ABOUT THOSE EVENTS.

A, WE'LL TALK TO COLUMBUS PUBLIC HEALTH AND GET GOOD PUBLIC HEALTH ADVICE HOW O MANAGE ANY EVENTS.

B, WE'RE GOING TO FOLLOW THE OHIO DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH'S ORDERS AND MAKE SURE EVERY ORGANIZER OF EVENTS IN THE COMMUNITY DOES. AND WE'RE GOING TO ERROR ON THE IDSO OF CAUTION AS OPPOSED TO TAKE RISKS WITH PUBLIC HEALTH.

THAT'S BEEN ONE OF THE GUIDING PHILOSOPHIES FROM THE BEGINNING AND THAT'S NOT GOING TO STOP. I INVITE MR. HURLEY TO WEIGH IN ON WHAT HE'S LEARNED ABOUT THE EVENTS REFERENCED IN THE QUESTION. AND IF HE HAS SPECIFIC INFORMATION HAVE HIM PROVIDE IT. MR. HURLEY.

>> THANK YOU, MR. GREESON. PRESIDENT MICHAEL, MEMBERS OF COUNCIL, AT THIS POINT WE'VE TAKEN AN ACTIVE ROLE IN PRIORITYING THE APRIL EVENTS. OBVIOUSLY WITH THE STAY AT HOME ORDERS WE'VE BEEN ACTIVELY POSTPONING APRIL EVENTS AND REACHING OUT TO THOSE FOLKS. SINCE WE ARE LESS THAN A MONTH AWAY, WE'VE BEEN IN COMMUNICATION ON JUST ABOUT EVERY MAY EVENT. IN EITHER COME UP WITH A CONTINGENCY PLAN OR AT LEAST HAD THE INITIAL CONVERSATIONS OF WHAT WE WOULD DO. AND SOMETIMES THAT DEPENDS ON WHETHER THEY HAVE SPONSORS IN PLACE OR HAVE TO MAKE A FINANCIAL DEPOSIT OR THINGS THE DIFFERENT EVENTS MIGHT RUN INTO.

THE BEST STATUS FOR MAY, WE'RE ACTIVELY GAME PLANNING.

LIKE MR. GREESON SAID, WE'VE NOT MADE A DECISION ABOUT MEMORIAL DAY BUT E'RE LOOKING AT OPTIONS THERE.

AGAIN, GOING THROUGH THE EVENTS, GREEN ON THE GREEN HAS DECIDED TO CANCEL AS IT WAS EARLY IN THE MONTH.

SO THAT'S KIND OF HOW WE'RE DOING THAT.

I CAN ADDRESS A SPECIFIC EVENT BUT THAT IS OUR STRATEGY AT THIS

POINT. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: DO WE HAVE ANY OTHER QUESTIONS OR THOUGHTS OR ANYTHING FROM COUNCIL REGARDING THE REPORTS WE'VE RECEIVED? THANK YOU, AGAIN, R. GREESON. AND THANK YOUR STAFF FOR THE OUTSTANDING JOB THEY ARE DOING IN AKING CARE OF OUR COMMUNITY AND ENSURING WE STAY AFE AND SOUND.

I AM GOING TO MOVE ONTO, IF ANY PUBLIC MEMBERS HAVE ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS, PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CALL OR SEND THEM IN AS I MOVE THROUGH THE AGENDA. AND WE'LL INCLUDE THEM AS WE'RE AWARE THERE ARE QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS.

[7.A. Ordinance No. 13-2020 Appropriation - Diamond Brite Surfacing In Community Center Pools]

MOVING ONTO ORDINANCE 13-2020. AMENDING ORDINANCE AS AMENDED. TO DJUST THE ANNUAL BUDGET BY PROVIDING FOR AN APPROPRIATION FROM THE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT FUND UNPARTICIPATED BALANCE TO PAY THE COST OF THE COMMUNITY CENTER POOLS, RESURFACING PROJECT AND ALL RELATED EXPENSES AND DETERMINING O PROCEED WITH SAID PROJECT, PROJECT 706-20.

MR. GREESON, DO YOU WANT TO GIVE A QUICK UPDATE?

>> M. GREESON: PRESIDENT MICHAEI BELIEVE WE'RE ASKING THIS TO BE TABLED. BECAUSE AT THIS POINT, WE DON'T HAVE ANY BIDS. THIS IS PROJECT WHERE WE RE

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GOING TO BE REPLACING THE DIAMOND BRITE SURFACE ON PORTIONS OF THE COMMUNITY CENTER POOL.

THE BID OPENING WAS IN THE MIDST OF THESE EVENTS.

MR. HURLEY IS STILL ON THE LINE. I BELIEVE WE DIDN'T GET ANY BIDS AND WE NEED TO HAVE THIS APPROPRIATION TABLED.

>> THAT IS CORRECT. I DON'T HAVE ANYTHING TO ADD.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: ARE THERE QUESTIONS IF NOT, MR. SMITH MOVES WE TABLE THE ORDINANCE, SECONDED BY MR. MEYERS. ANY DISCUSSION? IF NOT, ALL THOSE IN FAVOR, SIGNIFY BY SAYING AYE.

OPPOSED? THAT MOTION IS TABLED.

THAT ORDINANCE IS TABLED. ORDINANCE 14-2020.

[7.B. Ordinance No. 14-2020 Settlement - Mondrach]

AMENDING ORDINANCE NUMBER 45-2019 AS AMENDED.

TO ADJUST THE ANNUAL BUDGET BY PROVIDING AN APPROPRIATIONS FROM THE GENERAL FUND APPROPRIATED BALANCE AND TO AUTHORIZE THE CITY MANAGER TO ENTER INTO A SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT WITH DUSTIN AND SUSAN MONDRACH. WE DO NEED TO HAVE AN AMENDMENT TO THIS. YOU NEED TO HAVE AN AMENDMENT TO THIS ORDINANCE. WE NEED A MOTION TO AMEND THE LEGISLATION TO INSERT ACCOUNT NUMBER 101.1060.560989, LEGAL SETTLEMENT. MOVED BY MS. DOROTHY.

AMENDMENT MOVED BY MS. DOROTHY. SECONDED BY MR. ROBINSON.

IS THERE ANY FURTHER DISCUSSION REGARDING THE AMENDMENT TO THIS ORDINANCE ONLY? IF NOT, ALL THOSE IN FAVOR, SIGNIFY BY SAYING AYE. ANYBODY OPPOSED TO THIS AMENDMENT, SIGNIFY BY SAYING AYE.

OKAY. MR. GREESON, WOULD YOU LIKE TO MOVE FORWARD WITH THE CONTINUED PRESENTATION ON THIS ORDINANCE?

>> M. GREESON: PRESIDENT MICHAEM GOING TO TURN IT OVER TO OUR LAW DIRECTOR, TOM INDSAY. WE'LL OVERVIEW HE ITEM AND INTRODUCE OUR SPECIAL COUNSEL THAT MAYBE AVAILABLE TO ANSWER QUESTIONS SHOULD YOU HAVE THEM. MR. LINDSEY?

>> MR. LINDSEY: THANK YOU. PRESIDENT MI CHAEL, MEMBERS OF COUNCIL, I WANTED TO GO OVER THIS ORDINANCE. IT DOES A NUMBER OF THINGS.

THE FIRST, TO APPROPRIATE $50,000.

THAT MONEY IS TO BE USED TO MAINTAIN EROSION CONTROL MEASURES TAKEN AND HAVE THAT MONEY AVAILABLE FOR THE NEXT 30 YEARS. THE ORDINANCE AUTHORIZES THE FINANCE DIRECTOR AND CITY MANAGER AND MYSELF TO AKE ALL NECESSARY STEPS TO MAKE SURE THAT THAT MONEY IS AVAILABLE FOR THE 30-YEAR PERIOD. NORMALLY APPROPRIATIONS AREN'T MADE FOR THOSE LONG TIMEFRAMES. WE WANTED TO MAKE SURE THE FINANCE DIRECTOR HAS HE ABILITY TO DO WHATEVER STEPS FOR APPROPRIATE AND FISCALLY RESPONSIBLE AND COMPLIANCE WITH OHIO'S AWS REGARDING THOSE FUNDS.

WE'LL TAKE THE NECESSARY STEPS, THE ORDINANCE AUTHORIZES HIM TO DO THAT AND FINALLY, AUTHORIZES THE CITY MANAGER TO SIGN THE SETTLEMENT. THIS SETTLEMENT STEMS FROM THE A DEMAND LETTER THE CITY RECEIVED FROM THE ATTORNEYS DEMORE AND SATYR -- SEA MORE AND SATYR. REPRESENTING SUSAN AND DUSTIN MONDRACH ON A CLAIM OF EROSION AT THAT HOME.

SELECTIVE INSURANCE IS THE CITY'S INSURANCE CARRIER.

WE NOTIFIED SELECTIVE OF THIS DEMAND LETTER.

AND AFTER EXTENSIVE RESEARCH WITH OUR SPECIAL COUNSELS, MARK LANDS AND DAVID MOSER, MR. MOSEER IS AVAILABLE ON THE PHONE TO ANSWER QUESTIONS. AFTER EXTENSIVE DISCOVERY AND CORRESPONDENCE AND COMMUNICATIONS BETWEEN THE FIRMS, AND COMMUNICATION WITH SELECTIVE INSURANCE, SELECTIVE AGREED TO A $50,000 SETTLEMENT TO COVER THE DAMAGES THAT WERE BEING ALLEGED BY THE MONDRACHS. SOME WERE ACTUAL EXPENSES THEY

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INCURRED TO SHORE UP THE FOUNDATION AND OTHERS RELATED TO THE EROSION IN THE UPPER BANK AND POTENTIAL LOSS IN THE ACTUAL VALUE OF THEIR HOME AS THEY ALLEGED DURING THE PROCESS.

THE SETTLEMENT TERMS, WE DID RECEIVE AN EMAIL FROM A KEVIN STOTS. THE CITY CLERK DID.

BY HAVING ENCOURAGED PEOPLE TO DO THAT, WE HAD HE QUESTION IN ADVANCE. WHAT WERE THE TERMS OF THE SETTLEMENT. I WANTED TO ACKNOWLEDGE MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC AS WE MOVE FORWARD WITH THESE HEARINGS, IT'S ADVANTAGEOUS IF THEY ARE AWARE OF AGENDA ITEMS THEY MAY HAVE QUESTIONS, THE SOONER THOSE COME IN TO THE CITY CLERK, THE MORE LIKELIHOOD STAFF WILL BE PREPARED TO RESPOND TO THOSE.

SO I WANT TO THANK MR. STOTS IN THAT REGARD. AND ONCE AGAIN, A REMINDER THE EMAIL IS COUNCIL@WORTHINGTON ORG.

USE THAT AS WE MOVE FORWARD WITH THE MEETINGS IN THE FUTURE FOR THE PUBLIC. THE ACTUAL SETTLEMENT TERMS IN ADDITION TO THE $50,000 SETTLEMENT, THE CITY HAD IN THE 2019 C.I.P. TWO ITEMS RELATED TO THE RUSH RUN, LOWER CREEK.

ONE WAS SOME EROSION CONTROL WORK IN THE FORM OF LOWER SLOPE REPAIR. THAT WAS AT OR ABOUT THE 29 EAST SOUTH STREET DURING THE MONDRACH PROPERTY FOR THE AMOUNT OF 31,000. THAT WAS APPROPRIATED.

THE SETTLEMENT INDICATES THE CITY WILL MOVE FORWARD WITH THOSE REPAIRS. AND THAT'S THE PLAN DEPENDING ON THINGS RELATED TO THE CORONAVIRUS AS WELL WEATHER.

BUT THE PLAN IS TO HAVE IT COMPLETED BY NOVEMBER OF THIS YEAR. IN ADDITION, THERE WAS AN ENGINEERING ANALYSIS CONCEPTUAL ALTERNATIVES TO REDUCE EROSION AMONG THE ENTIRE LOWER RUSH RUN. THAT WAS A $25,000 STUDY.

AND AS COUNCIL IS AWARE, THE CITY DID RECEIVE THE RESULTS OF THAT STUDY. WHICH WAS SHARED WITH COUNCIL EARLIER THIS SPRING. AND THERE WILL BE A DISCUSSION WITH COUNCIL I BELIEVE NEXT WEEK UNLESS THINGS CHANGE REGARDING THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THAT STUDY AND A LONG-TERM DISCUSSION IN TERMS OF HOW WE MOVE FORWARD REGARDING RUSH RUN AND EROSION ISSUES BEING EXPERIENCED BY VARIOUS PROPERTY OWNERS.

THE SETTLEMENT ALSO REQUIRES, AS I INDICATED EARLIER REGARDING THE ORDINANCE, THAT THE CITY SET ASIDE 50,000-DOLLAR TO MAINTAIN THOSE EROSION CONTROLS FOR THE NEXT 30 YEARS.

SO THAT MONEY WILL BE AVAILABLE IF THERE IS A NEED TO FURTHER THOSE EROSION CONTROL EFFORTS. AND THEN AS WITH MOST, ALL SETTLEMENTS AND RELEASES, THERE IS THE STANDARD SORT OF LANGUAGE AND TWO PRIMARY ITEMS, THE WAIVER OF ALL CLAIMS BY THE MONDRACHS AND LANGUAGE INDICATING THIS IS A SETTLEMENT BY COMPROMISE AND NO ADMISSION OF LIABILITY FOR OTHER DETERMINATIONS OF FAULT OR RESPONSIBILITY OF EITHER PARTY.

THAT IS ESSENTIALLY THE TERMS OF THE SETTLEMENT AND WHAT THE ORDINANCE REQUIRES. I WOULD BE HAPPY TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS, AS WOULD MR. MOASIER. AND I SHOULD THANK MR. LANDS AND MR. MOSEIER FOR THEIR EFFORTS AND NEGOTIATING THIS SETTLEMENT.

IT TOOK A WHILE TO ARRIVE AT LANGUAGE THAT BOTH PARTIES WOULD FIND ACCEPTABLE REGARDING THE MAINTENANCE ISSUE, WAS THE PRIMARY CONCERN THERE. BUT HAPPY TO ANSWER ANY

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

>> D. SMITH: THIS IS DOUG. I HAVE A QUESTION, MR. LINDSEY, SOMETHING YOU REFERENCED YOU WILL PRESENT US WITH INFORMATION IN THE NEAR FUTURE WITH MOVING FORWARD WITH CERTAIN PLANS.

AND FIXES OF THE SITUATION. IS THAT AN EXECUTIVE SESSION OR

[01:40:12]

A PUBLIC MEETING? >> MR. LINDSEY: I BELIEVE, AND MR. GREESON WILL CORRECT ME IF I'M WRONG, I BELIEVE MR. WHITED WILL BE DOING A PRESENTATION WITH THE AUTHOR OF THE STUDY.

AND I BELIEVE IT'S AT THE NEXT WORK SESSION TO LAYOUT.

>> D. SMITH: OKAY. THANK YOU.

>> M. GREESON: YEAH. MR. LINDSEY IS CORRECT.

WE'RE PLANNING ON, WE HAD ORIGINAL A SCHEDULED THE CONSULTANTS DISTRIBUTED THE STUDY TO YOU.

CERTAINLY MADE IT AVAILABLE TO OTHERS.

IT'S PUBLIC RECORD. AND WE'RE PREPARED TO TALK ABOUT IT NEXT WEEK. HOPEFULLY, ALL OF THE PEOPLE WHO WERE ORIGINALLY SCHEDULED TO PARTICIPATE IN THAT, WHICH WERE A COUPLE OF CONSULTANTS THE HYDROLOGISTS AND THE EXPERTS THAT COMPLETED THE STUDY WILL BE AVAILABLE.

IF THEY ARE NOT, WE'LL MAKE ALTERNATE ARRANGEMENTS TO HEAR

IT AS SOON AS PRACTICABLE. >> D. SMITH: THANK YOU.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: ANY OTHER QUESTIONS FROM COUNCILMEMBERS? DOES ANYBODY IN THE PUBLIC HAVE ANY COMMENTS YOU WOULD LIKE TO MAKE REGARDING THIS ORDINANCE, NOW S THE TIME TO PLEASE CALL IN OR SEND IN YOUR EMAIL.

AGAIN, IF YOU NEED TO CALL IN, THE PHONE NUMBER IS 567-249-0063. AND THE CONFERENCE I.D. IS 89 894-456-406. I'LL REPEAT THAT AGAIN.

THE PHONE NUMBER IS 567-249-0063.

AND THE CONFERENCE I.D. IS 89 894-456-406.

I'VE BEEN GIVING A MINUTE OR SO TO HAVE ANY COMMENTS THAT MIGHT BE, IF PEOPLE MIGHT WANT TO MAKE A COMMENT.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH, MS. THRESS, FOR PUTTING THAT BACK UP FOR EVERYBODY. IIN THE MEANTIME, ANYMORE QUESTIONS FROM COUNCILMEMBERS? I SET MY TIMER FOR A LITTLE OVER A MINUTE FOR A INUTE OR SO. AND I'M COMING DOWN TOWARDS THE END OF IT. OOPS.

THAT WAS THE TIMER FOR A MINUTE AND 15 SECONDS.

I WANTED PEOPLE TO HAVE A CHANCE TO PARTICIPATE.

HEARING NONE -- YES? >> IF I COULD.

I THOUGHT THERE WOULD BE MORE OF A BREAK.

FOR PURPOSES OF THIS ORDINANCE, CERTAINLY BECAUSE IT'S ONE THAT YOU ARE TAKING AFFIRMATIVE ACTION, I WOULD SUGGEST WE MOVE FORWARD WITH THE MEETINGS FOR EACH ORDINANCE THAT WE'RE GOING TO TAKE ACTION ON. MY RECOMMENDATION IS I APOLOGIZE, I MEANT TO INCLUDE THIS WITH THE INFORMATION THAT WENT OUT EARLIER, MY RECOMMENDATION IS NOT REQUIRED UNDER THE NEW LEGISLATION, THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY PASSED WOULD BE THAT WE TAKE ROLL CALL VOTES ON EACH OF THESE.

BECAUSE THE PUBLIC DOESN'T HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO REALLY SEE WHO IS SPEAKING OR NOT. AND I KNOW EACH OF THOSE WE HAD

NOBODY VOTING IN THE -- >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: ALL OF OUR ORDINANCES ARE ROLL CALL VOTES.

>> MR. LINDSEY: WHAT I SHOULD SAY, AS WE MOVE FORWARD WITH ANY OF THE FURTHER LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS IN THE FUTURE, WHETHER

IT BE RESOLUTIONS OR APPROVALS. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: WELL, IF EVERYBODY APPROVES, AND THERE ARE NO NEGATIVES, I DON'T SEE A REASON THAT WE DO A ROLL CALL. BUT AT ANY TIME WE DO HAVE WHERE IT'S NOT UNANIMOUS APPROVAL, I THINK YOU ARE CORRECT WE CAN O A ROLL CALL. MS. THRESS TAKE A ROLL CALL ON ORDINANCE 14-2020.

>> D. KAY THRESS: I WILL. BUT I'M GOING TO COME ACROSS AS GENE. I CAN CONFIRM NO EMAILS OR PHONE CALLS HAVE COME IN.

>> P. BUCHER: YES. >> D. ROBINSON: YES.

>> B. KOWALCZYK: YES. >> R. DOROTHY: YES.

[01:45:03]

>> D. SMITH: YES. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: MR. MEY ERS, ARE OU ON MUTE? NOW WE CAN HEAR YOU.

>> PRO TEM S. MYERS: I VOTE, YES.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: YES. ORDINANCE NUMBER 14-2020 HAS PASSED. NOW MOVING ONTO A POLICY ITEM.

WE'VE BEEN NOTIFIED BY THE DECISION OF LIQUOR ONTROL A REQUEST FOR THREE NEW LIQUOR PERMITS.

PLAY CBUS, YAPPY AND FIRST WATCH.

THE PHONE NUMBER AND CONFERENCE I.D. ARE AVAILABLE AT THE BEGINNING OF LIVE STREAMING AND WE PLACED IT ON THE SCREEN A FEW

[8.A.I. New Liquor Permit - Play CBUS]

TIMES. A LIQUOR PERMIT FOR PLACE C BUS.

MR. GREESON. >> M. GREESON: ONE SECOND.

LET ME TALK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THE PROCESS.

EVERY TIME A BUSINESS, RESTAURANT WANTS TO GET A LIQUOR PERMIT, WHETHER THEY ARE A NEW BUSINESS OR THEY WANT TO ADD TO THEIR EXISTING LIQUOR PERMIT AND HAVE A MORE PERMISSIVE OPPORTUNITY, THEN WE HAVE AN -- THEY FILE WITH THE DIVISION OF LIQUOR CONTROL. AND THEN WE HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO OBJECT. THOSE OBJECTIONS HAVE TO BE ROOTED IN THE LAW. THEY CAN'T BE FRIVOLOUS.

PLAY CBUS, WHICH IS A NEW BUSINESS THAT IS GOING TO OCCUPY THE OLD WAREHOUSE SPACE THAT WAS PREVIOUSLY OCCUPIED BY ROADRUNNER. JUST NORTH OF 7 -- 270 OFF OF LAKEVIEW PLAZA. THEY ARE AN ACTIVE RECREATION NEW BUSINESS. THEY APPLIED FOR A D5 PERMIT.

THAT ALLOWS FOR SPIRITS LIQUOR FOR ON PREMISE CONSUMPTION ONLY.

AND THEN BEER OR WINE AND MIXED BEVERAGES FOR ON OR OFF PREMISES AND ORIGINAL SEALED CONTAINERS UNTIL 2:30 A.M. THAT'S WHAT THE LIQUOR PERMIT WOULD ALLOW. IT IS OUR CUSTOM AND IN THIS CASE WE HAD OUR DIVISION OF POLICE REVIEW THIS AND EACH OF THE OTHER ONES THAT WERE PLACED ON THE AGENDA.

AS WELL AS OTHER STAFF AND THE STAFF FINDS NO REASON FOR OBJECTION AT THIS TIME TO THIS REQUEST.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: ARE THERE ANY QUESTIONS FROM COUNCILMEMBERS? IF NOT, HAVE WE RECEIVED ANY COMMENTS FROM THE PUBLIC, MS. THRESS?

>> D. KAY THRESS: WE HAVE NOT, >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: M. BUC HER MOVES WE DO NOT REQUEST A HEARING.

SECONDED BY MS. KOWALCZYK. IS THERE ANY FURTHER DISCUSSION? IF N NOT, ALL THOSE IN FAVOR, SIGNIFY BY SAYING AYE.

ANY OPPOSED? THAT MOTION IS PASSED.

[8.A.II. Liquor Permit Request - Yappy Greek & Deli]

MOVING ONTO THE NEXT ONE. LIQUOR PERMIT REQUEST, YAPPY GREEK AND DELI. MR. GREESON.

>> M. GREESON: PRESIDENT MIC HAEL, MEMBERS OF COUNCIL, I'LL SPARE YOU THE PREAMBLE. YAPPY GREEK IS A RESTAURANT AT THE NORTHEAST GATEWAY INTERSECTION OF WORTHINGTON, GALENA, WILSON BRIDGE AND HUNTLEY.

AND 455 EAST ILSON BRIDGE ROAD IS THEIR DEGREES ADDRESS, APPLYING FOR A D1 PERMIT FOR BEER ONLY FOR ON PREMISES CONSUMPTION OR ORIGINAL SEALED CONTAINERS FOR CARRY OUT UNTIL 1 A.M. STAFF REVIEWED THIS. AND WE DON'T HAVE ANY CAUSE FOR OBJECTION AT THIS TIME. SO THE MOTION YOU WOULD MAKE IS

[01:50:01]

TO NOT REQUEST A HEARING. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: NOT REQUEST A HEARING. RIGHT.

ARE THERE ANY QUESTIONS FROM COUNCIL? ARE THERE ANY QUESTIONS FROM THE PUBLIC, MS. THRESS?

>> D. KAY THRESS: THERE HAVE BEEN NONE.

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

THEN MR. SMITH MOVES THAT WE DO NOT REQUEST A HEARING WITH THE LIQUOR CONTROL. SECONDED BY MR. MEYERS.

ANY FURTHER DISCUSSION? IF NOT, ALL THOSE IN FAVOR, SIGNIFY BY SAYING AYE. ALL THOSE OPPOSED, LIKE SIGN.

[8.A.III. New Liquor Permit - First Watch]

THAT MOTION HAS PASSED. THE THIRD LIQUOR PERMIT MOTION.

FOR FIRST WATCH. MR. GREESON.

>> M. GREESON: YES, PRESIDENT MICHAEL.

FIRST WATCH, WHICH IS AT THE SHOPS AT WORTHINGTON PLACE, AS YOU KNOW. A LONG-TIME RESTAURANT ESTABLISHMENT IN WORTHINGTON. THEY APPLIED FOR WHAT IS CALLED A D5J PERMIT. THE "J" DENOTES IT'S PART OF THE COMMUNITY AT THE SHOPS AT WORTHINGTON PLACE.

THAT PROVIDED FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT REASONS, LOWER COST AND GREATER NUMBER OF PERMITS IN THAT PARTICULAR ENTERTAINMENT DISTRICT WE CREATED A NUMBER OF YEARS AGO TO FOSTER REDEVELOPMENT AT THE MALL. THEY ARE TAKING ADVANTAGE OF THAT ND ASKING FOR THE D5J PERMIT ALLOWING FOR SPIRITS LIQUOR FOR ON SITE CONSUMPTION. AND BEER AND WINE IN ORIGINAL CONCEALED CONTAINERS UNTIL 2:30 A.M.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: ARE THERE ANY QUESTIONS FROM COUNCILMEMBERS? MS. THRESS, ANY QUESTIONS FROM

THE PUBLIC? >> D. KAY THRESS: NONE, THANK

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: MS. KOW ALCZYK, I'M SORRY, MS. DOROTHY MOVES WE DO NOT REQUEST A LIQUOR PERMIT EARING FROM A LIQUOR CONTROL PERMIT FROM THE BOARD OF LIQUOR CONTROL, SECONDED BY MR. ROBINSON. ANY FURTHER DISCUSSION? IF NOT, ALL THOSE IN FAVOR, SIGNIFY BY SAYING AYE.

ALL THOSE OPPOSED, LIKE SIGN. THAT MOTION IS PASSED.

[9. Reports of Council Members]

WE WILL NOW GO MEMBER BY MEMBER FOR COUNCILMEMBERS TO REPORT ON ANYTHING THEY NEED TO REPORT ON AS WE USUALLY DO, I'LL

ASK MS. THRESS? >> D. KAY THRESS: NOTHING TO REPORT. THANK YOU.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: MR. LIA Y?

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: MR. ROB INSON.

>> D. ROBINSON: NOTHING TO ADD THIS EVEN.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: MS. DOR OTHY.

>> R. DOROTHY: I DEFINITELY JUST WANT TO THANK EVERYONE.

I WANT TO GIVE MY SINCERE APPRECIATION TO THE EVERY DAY HEROES, THE BUS DRIVERS, DELIVERY AND TRANSIT DRIVERS, UBER AND LYFT, THE GROCERY STORE CLERKS, THEY HAVE BEEN DOING A GREAT JOB. THE POST OFFICE WORKERS, LINE WORKERS, SOCIAL WORKERS, POLICE AND FIRE, JANITORIAL STAFF, PEOPLE WORKING CONSTRUCTION, TEACHERS, CHILDCARE PROVIDERS, FARM WORKERS, UTILITY MAINTENANCE PEOPLE, PROFESSIONALS, HEALTHCARE WORKERS, SERVICE MEN AND WOMEN, NURSES AND DOCTORS. I WANT TO THANK THEM FOR HELPING TO PROTECT US THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRE PANDEMIC.

THANK YOU. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: YOU'RE WELCOME. I THINK WE ALL AGREE WITH YOU IN SENDING OUR THANKS TO EVERYBODY WORKING ON OUR FRONT LINES EVERYWHERE AROUND THE CITY. MR. MEYERS, DO YOU HAVE

ANYTHING? >> PRO TEM S. MYERS: NOT A

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: MR. SMI TH?

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

>> B. KOWALCZYK: NOTHING. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: MR. BUC

HER? >> P. BUCHER: NOTHING FURTHER.

[11. Executive Session]

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

MR. GREESON HAS REQUESTED AN EXECUTIVE SESSION FOR EMPLOYEE COMPENSATION. I WANT TO LET EVERYBODY KNOW HOW THIS IS GOING TO WORK AS WE DO THIS.

WITH OUR NEW METHOD. WE WILL -- COUNCILMEMBERS WILL STAY ON JUST AS YOU ARE AND HAVE THE EXECUTIVE, AFTER WE CALL THE SESSION, CALL THE ROLL, WE'LL STAY ON.

WE'LL WAIT A MOMENT FOR CITY STAFF TO DISCONNECT OUR ONLINE.

BUT WE'RE DOING WITH WHAT GOES BACK TO THE COMMUNITY

[01:55:02]

CUTTING IN AND OUT] OVER THE WEBSITE AND INTERNET.

FOR THOSE THAT RE FOLLOWING OUR LIVE STREAMING, WE WILL COME BACK ONTO, IF THERE IS ANY DECISIONS THAT NEED TO BE MADE, WE'LL COME ON AFTER THE EXECUTIVE SESSION OR ADJOURN THE EXECUTIVE SESSION AND AT THAT POINT, WHEN WE COME BACK ON, THE LIVE FEED WILL COME BACK ON. DURING THE EXECUTIVE SESSION, THE LIVE FEED WILL BE TURNED OFF SO PEOPLE CAN UNDERSTAND THIS IS THE WAY WE NEED TO DO THIS. OKAY.

ARE THERE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT OUR METHOD OF DOING EXECUTIVE SESSION? IF NOT, MR. MEYERS MOVES WE GO INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION, SECONDED BY MS. DOROTHY.

MS. THRESS, CAN YOU PLEASE CALL THE ROLL FOR GOING INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION FOR THE PURPOSE OF EMPLOYEE COMPE COMPENSATION.

>> D. ROBINSON: YES. >> B. KOWALCZYK: YES.

>> D. SMITH: YES. >> P. BUCHER: YES.

>> PRO TEM S. MYERS: YES. >> R. DOROTHY: YES.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: YES. WE ARE NOW ADJOURNED TO EXECUTIVE SESSION. AND MR. GREESON, WE'LL TAKE A MOMENT OR TWO TO GIVE STAFF A CHANCE TO GET EVERYTHING OR

INTRODUCTORY REMARKS. >> M. GREESON: YEAH.

I THINK IF WE COULD WAIT A >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: MR. ROB INSON MOVES WE COME OUT OF EXECUTIVE SESSION, SECONDED BY MR. BUCHER. COULD YOU PLEASE CALL THE ROLL ON COMING OUT OF EXECUTIVE SESSION?

>> D. KAY THRESS:

>> R. DOROTHY: YES. >> D. SMITH: YES.

>> PRO TEM S. MYERS: YES. >> D. ROBINSON: YES.

AYE. >> P. BUCHER: YES.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: YES. WE ARE OUT OF EXECUTIVE SESSION.

IS THERE ANY OTHER BUSINESS TO BE BROUGHT BEFORE CITY COUNCIL? IF NOT, MS. KOWALCZYK MOVES WE ADJOURN, SECONDED BY MR. SMITH.

ALL THOSE IN FAVOR, SIGNIFY BY . ALL THOSE OPPOSED, LIKE SIGN.

I THANK EVERYBODY FOR GETTING US THROUGH OUR FIRST VIRTUAL MEETING. AND I THINK WE'LL GET IT DOWN TO AN RT FORM SOON ENOUGH. THAT YOU WERE FOR YOUR PATIENCE AND THANK YOU FOR THE STAFF FOR EVERYTHING YOU

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