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[1. Call To Order]

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>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: IT'S 7:30, I'M GOING TO CALL THE APRIL 20TH MEETING OF THE WORTHINGTON CITY COUNCIL TO ORDER.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: HERE. LET EVERYONE KNOW MR. MEYERS LET ME KNOW AHEAD OF TIME HIS DOG IS BEING TREATED FOR VERY AUDIO CUTTING IN AND OUT] TONIGHT. HE WASN'T SURE HE WOULD BE ABLE TO BE HERE. HE DID CALL IN AND LET US KNOW.

WITH THAT BEING SAID, PLEASE RISE FOR PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: OUR MEETING IF PEOPLE WANT TO GET INFORMATION YOU CAN EMAIL TO THE ADDRESS THAT WAS JUST ON THE SCREEN. AND WE'LL COME BACK UP AND CALL IN YOUR COMMENTS OR REQUESTS. MS. THRESS, HAVE WE RECEIVED COMMENTS FROM VISITORS OF ITEMS NOT ON THE AGENDA?

>> D. KAY THRESS: NO, MA'AM. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: AT THIS POINT, I'M GOING TO TURN IT OVER TO MR. GREESON FOR SPECIAL PRESENTATION ON THE COMMUNITY VISIONING UPDATE.

>> M. GREESON: PRESIDENT MICHAE, YOU'VE ASKED FOR AN UPDATE FROM THE VISIONING COMMITTEE. I DON'T KNOW, MR. CHAIR SHERMAN HAS BEEN ABLE TO JOIN US VIRTUALLY, HE'S THE CHAIRMAN OF THE VISIONING COMMITTEE. IF HE'S ON, I INVITE HIM TO PROVIDE A REPORT NOW AND TURN IT OVER TO HIM TO DO SO IF

AVAILABLE. >> SO OBVIOUSLY, I'M NOT JOE SHERMAN. HE WAS HAVING PROBLEMS CONNECTING WITH THE MEETING. HE'S SUPPOSED TO BE TRYING TO SCALL IN. I WAS THINKING WE COULD GIVE HIM A MINUTE OR TWO TO CONNECT THE PHONE.

I WILL SAY THE VISIONING COMMITTEE HAS BEEN VERY ACTIVE WITHIN ABOUT THEIR WORK IN OUR CURRENT ENVIRONMENT.

SINCE WE'RE LIMITED IN PERSON OPPORTUNITIES TO GET TOGETHER.

THEY HAVE BEEN CONTINUING TO TALK AND WORK ABOUT HOW TO MOVE FORWARD WITH VISIONING CONVERSATIONS WITH COMMUNITY

VIRTUALLY. >> M. GREESON: PRESIDENT MICHAEL, I THINK IT'S APPROPRIATE IF WE WAIT FOR

[6. Approval of the Minutes]

MR. SHERMAN, TO GO AHEAD AND HANDLE THE NEXT AGENDA ITEM, WHICH IS APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: OKAY. I WILL DO THAT.

THE MINUTES OF THE COUNCILMEMBERS HAVE CHANGES, CORRECTIONS OR ADDITIONS? HEARING NONE MR. BUCHER MOVES WE APPROVE THE INUTES SECONDED BY MS. KOWALCZYK. ALL THOSE IN FAVOR, SIGNIFY BY .

ALL THOSE OPPOSED, LIKE SIGN. THE MINUTES HAVE BEEN APPROVED.

HAVE WE HEARD IN FOR MR. SHERMAN? IF NOT,

AGENDA. >> M. GREESON: I DON'T BELIEVE

[7.A.I. Permission to Bid - 2020 Street Improvement Program]

HERE'S ON YET. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: WHEN HE'S ON, LET US KNOW. LET'S MOVE TO THE THE PERMISSION FORBID. MR. GREESON.

>> M. GREESON: THANK YOU, COUNCILMEMBER, PRESIDENT MICHAEL AND MEMBERS OF COUNCIL. JUST A QUICK ADMINISTRATIVE MATTER AS WE MOVE THROUGH THE REST OF THE PRESENTATION, I THINK IT WOULD BE BENEFICIAL IF WE ALL REMEMBER TO MUTE OUR MICS WHEN WE'RE NOT TALKING. THAT WILL MINIMIZE THE FEEDBACK THAT IS RECEIVED BY EACH OF US AND HAD VIEWERS AT HOME.

THIS TIME OF YEAR WE'RE TAKING YOU ON A TOUR OF OUR STREETS

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PHYSICALLY. TO SEE THE STREETS AND TO LOOK AT THE ONES THAT OUR STAFF IS RECOMMENDING FOR

>> M. GREESON: REJUVENATION. WE OBVIOUSLY CAN'T DO THAT.

WE'RE GOING TO TALK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT IT VIRTUALLY.

PROGRAM. MR. WHITED?

>> I'LL GET MY REASON UP AND RUNNING HERE SO I'LL BE PREPARED. SORRY I PUT IT OVER YOUR FACE THERE A SECOND AGO. PRESIDENT MICHAEL, MEMBERS OF CO PRESENT THE STREET PROGRAM TONIGHT.

AND TYPICALLY, WE DON'T GET STARTED THIS EARLY.

WE WERE ABLE TO GET AN EARLY START ON IT THIS YEAR THANKFULLY AND WOULD LIKE TO PROCEED WITH BID.

THE PROGRAM INCLUDES AS USUAL, FULL REPAIRS, OVERLAYS REPAIR TOTALS TO ABOUT $901,300. WE HAD INITIALLY INTENDED TO INCLUDE THE MCCORD PARK, PORTIONS OF THAT WITH THIS S.I.P. WE'RE RECOMMENDING DELAY DUE TO THE CURRENT FISCAL SITUATION. I CAN LET DARREN AND/OR MATT SPEAK LATER IF THEY SO DESIRE. AND I'M TRYING TO GET THE STREET PROGRAM. IN YOUR PACT AND OUT] A LISTING OF THE INDIVIDUAL PROJECTS.

PORTIONS OF THE PROJECT BROKEN DOWN BY QUADRANT OF THE CITY.

THE SCOPE OF WORK FOR EACH ROAD IS AND WHAT THE ESTIMATED COST OF THOSE ARE. I WON'T BELABOR THE POINT.

I WANTED YOU TO BE AWARE IT'S IN THERE.

I'LL SCROLL TO THE MAP. SO AGAIN, IN YOUR PACKET IS THIS MAP. THE RED REPAIRS.

PATCHING AND SOME OTHER REPAIRS, YOU CAN SEE PROPRIETORS FOR EXAMPLE IS PATCHING AND THIS PORTION OF SCHROCK IS PATCHED AND STRIPING. THIS RED PORTION IN AND OUT] IS OLENTANGY THIS YEAR.

THIS WAS ADDITIONAL JEEZS FOR JEEZS FOR APOLOGIES FOR THAT.

YOU CAN SEE ON THIS PART, THE OLENTANGY TRAIL IS BEING INCLUDED IN THE PROJECT. AND WE'RE PATCHING THIS ECTION DOWN TO STEVENSON FROM THE PARK AREA THERE.

HAYHURST IS BEING PATCHED, ET CETERA. AND THEN THE GREEN AREAS ARE RENOVATION THOSE ARE FULL MILL AND OVERLAYS ON THE GREEN ROADS. FOR EXAMPLE, HALLGON, YOU CAN SEE AT PENNY, SELBY BOULEVARD EAST DOWN HERE.

AND ALL THE BLUE YOU WILL SEE ON HERE IS SIGNIFICANT PAVEMENT REJUVENATION TAKEN CARE OF THIS YEAR IN ORDER TO EXTEND THE LIVES OF THE PAVEMENT. THOSE ARE PAVED LAST YEAR OR ONE OF PREVIOUS TWO YEARS. THAT GIVES THE OPPORTUNITY TO EXTEND THE LIFE OF THE PAVEMENT. WITH THAT, HAPPY TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS. THE BID COMES IN AT ABOUT $901,300. WE WOULD LIKE TO TAKE IT OUT TO BID. I INVITE YOU IF YOU ARE INCLINED TO DO YOUR OWN DRIVE BY WITHOUT THE ABILITY OO TO BE IN OUR PRESENCE, YOU ARE WELCOME TO DRIVE THE ROADS THIS YEAR.

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

>> R. DOROTHY: I HAVE A FEW >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: MS. DOR

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OTHY. >> R. DOROTHY: YES, SO THE AMOUNT FOR MCCORD PARK, WHERE WAS THAT FUNDING SUPPOSED TO BE

COMING FROM TO BEGIN WITH? >> THAT WAS OUT OF THE DARREN PARK'S FUNDS. DARREN OR MATT, IF YOU WOULD

LIKE TO SPEAK TO THAT. >> YEAH, DARREN, DO YOU WANT TO ADDRESS ALL OF THE MCCORD PARK ONES? OTHER THAN, I WOULD SAY IT WAS OUT OF THE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT FUNDS. I THINK WE HAD ORIGINALLY ANTICIPATED BONDING THE MCCORD PARK.

I INVITE DARREN TO TALK THROUGH THE MCCORD PARK RECOMMENDATION. WE HAD A ROBUST INTERNAL CONVERSATION WHETHER WE WENT AHEAD WITH THE PROJECT.

INCLUDED IT, ET CETERA. MR. HURLEY.

>> THANK YOU, MR. GREESON, PRESIDENT MICHAEL, MEMBERS OF COUNCIL. THE 2020 CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS PROGRAM INCLUDING $1.8 MILLION FOR MCCORD PARK RENOVATIONS. IF YOU RECALL, WITH OUR EARLIER PRESENTATION IN THIS SPRING WE HAD SEEN AN OPPORTUNITY TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF OUR, WITH OUR PHASE ONE RENOVATIONS TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE STREET IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM QUANTITIES MR. WHITED AND HIS TEAM ERE ABLE TO TAKE CARE OF THE PAVED AREAS THAT WOULD BE WITHIN PHASE ONE OF THE MCCORD PARK RENOVATION. SO THE TRAILS, THE CONNECTION FROM THE ALL CHILDREN'S PLAYGROUND UP INTO THE PARK, THE RELOCATION OR REMOVAL OF THE CUL-DE-SAC THAT IS CURRENTLY ON THE WEST SIDE OF THE PARK, AND THE CONSTRUCTION OF A NEW PARKING LOT THAT WOULD GO TO THE NORTH OF THE ENLARGED SOCCER FIELD. AND SO JUST A WAY FOR US TO TAKE THE FUNDING THAT WAS ALREADY SET ASIDE AT THE TIME FOR MCCORD PARK AND TEAM UP WITH DAN'S PROCESS, MR. WHITED'S PROCESS TO RECEIVE BETTER PRICING. HOWEVER, GIVEN THE FINANCIAL SITUATION AND THIS REALLY WOULD TO DO THAT PORTION OF IT, IT WOULD TRIGGER THE REST OF PHASE ONE BECAUSE YOU WOULD BE REMOVING THE CUL-DE-SAC AND KIND OF CREATING A DOMINO AFFECT. NO HOICE BUT TO FINISH OFF PHASE ONE, AND THE RECOMMENDATION TO HOLD OFF UNTIL

WE CAN SEE WHERE WE ARE. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: WHAT IS

THE DOLLAR COST ON THAT? >> THE MCCORD PARK PORTION HAD IT BEEN IN THE TREET IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM, PORTION WAS

ESTIMATED TO BE $20,000. >> R. DOROTHY: YES, GETTING TO CASH FLOW ISSUES, SO IT WAS MY UNDERSTANDING WE'RE GOING TO BOND THAT OUT AND INTEREST RATES ARE LOW.

BUT OUR CASH FLOW IS GOING TO BE TROUBLESOME.

WHERE ARE WE GETTING THE CASH FOR THE REST OF THE STREET

IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM? >> I CAN ANSWER THAT.

THE STREET IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM IS TO BE SPENT USING CASH, ACCUMULATED FUND BALANCE IN THE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT FUND.

SO REALLY WHAT IS GOING ON WITH THIS MCCORD PARK IS WE MAY HAVE SOME COST INCREASE AND NOT BEING ABLE TO CAPTURE ECONOMY OF SCALE BY TAGGING THIS ALONG WITH THE STREET IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM BUT IT OFFERS FLEXIBILITY WHERE WE CAN START TO EVALUATE THE IMPACT OF COVID-19 AND THE IMPACT ON OUR INCOME TAX REVENUE BEFORE WE, AS DARREN SAID, COMMIT TO KNOCKING DOWN THE FIRST DOMINO AND MOVING FORWARD WITH THE MCCORD PARK.

>> R. DOROTHY: OKAY BUT THE OVERALL STREET PROJECT THAT IS JUST GENERAL FUND BALANCE, THE MONEY THAT WE GET FROM GAS TAX ACTUALLY GOES TO FUND ACTUAL FULL-TIME POSITIONS, IS THAT

CORRECT? >> THAT IS CORRECT.

NOW THERE IS 150,000 THAT COMES FROM THE MUNICIPAL MOTOR VEHICLE TAX FROM THE C.I.P. THAT OFF-STREETS THE STREET IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM SOMEWHAT. ANY GAS TAX IS USED TO COVER

PERSONNEL. >> R. DOROTHY: OKAY.

I AM A LITTLE BIT HAPPY THAT WE ARE GETTING A LITTLE BIT OF IMPROVEMENT ALONG THE OLENTANGY TRAIL, THE MOST USED TRAIL IN ALL OF OHIO. BUT I UNDERSTAND ALSO THAT THE BIKE AND PED IMPROVEMENT ALONG 161 WILL NOT BE PART OF ANY IMPROVEMENTS THAT, EVEN SCHEDULED FOR 2019 BUT NOW WE WON'T BE INCLUDING IT ANYWHERE, IS THAT CORRECT?

>> M. GREESON: LET ME ADDRESS THAT.

YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT THE PENGRY CROSSING 161.

PENGRY. ONE, THERE IS A JUDGMENT BEING MADE HERE THAT WE MOVE FORWARD WITH THE STREET ROGRAM THAT IT

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IS BASIC COR MAINTENANCE. THAT IT IS MUST-DO WORK.

AND THAT WE NOT FULL BEHIND DURING WHAT APPEARS TO BE DIFFICULT FISCAL TIMES WITH THE MAINTENANCE OF OUR ROADS.

AND AS YOU MENTIONED, THE OLENTANGY TRAIL.

AND THAT WE PUT OFF DESIRABLE PROJECTS THAT AREN'T NECESSARILY MUST-DO, LIKE MCCORD PARK. WE'LL GET TO A POINT, BY THE WAY, AT MCCORD PARK WHERE WE MAY NEED TO ADDRESS THE PLAYGROUND. AND WE'LL TALK ABOUT THAT WHEN THAT TIME COMES. THERE ARE TWO OTHER PROJECTS THAT ARE ALSO POTENTIALLY IM IMPACTED IN THE SIP C.I.P. -- IN THE NEAR TERM. WE'RE IN THE THROWS OF DOING A COMPREHENSIVE REVIEW OF THE WHOLE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS PROGRAM. BUT TWO, WE CAN TALK ABOUT TONIGHT. ONE, IS THE DIAMOND BRITE PROJECT WE HAD BID. AND DID NOT RECEIVE BIDS.

DURING THIS TIME PERIOD. I THINK THE JUDGE MEANT ON THAT ONE IT CAN WAIT UNTIL 2021. THAT ACTUALLY HAS SOME ADVANTAGES IN POTENTIALLY LESSONING LESSENING THE DEGREE OF THE POOL CLOSURE DURING SHUT DOWN.

THE SECOND ONE IS THE PROJECT COUNCILMEMBER DOROTHY REFERENCED. THE BIDS WE RECEIVED FOR HE 161 CROSSING EXCEEDED THE ENGINEER'S ESTIMATE.

REQUIRING THAT WE REBID IT. AND WE'RE RECOMMENDING AT THIS POINT THAT WE NOT REBID IT UNTIL WE CONDUCT THE MORE COMPREHENSIVE EVALUATION OF THE C.I.P.

WE'RE NOT SAYING WE'RE NOT GOING TO DO IT AT SOME POINT.

WE'RE NOT EVEN SAYING AT THIS POINT WE'RE NOT DOING IN IT 2020. WE NEED MORE TIME TO REVIEW IT.

LET'S NOT REBID IT. >> R. DOROTHY: OKAY.

I APPRECIATE THE BACKGROUND. I DO WANT TO CHALLENGE WHAT OUR CORE MAINTENANCE RESPONSIBILITIES ARE.

I SEE A LOT MORE PEOPLE OUT WALKING AND BIKING.

AND I THINK WE DO NEED TO MAKE SURE THAT WE HAVE EMPHASIS ON SAFETY FOR PEOPLE OF ALL AGES AND ABILITY THROUGHOUT OUR COMMUNITY AND NOT JUST PEOPLE IN MOTOR VEHICLES.

BUT I APPRECIATE THE BACKGROUND. THANK YOU.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: DOES ANYBODY ELSE HAVE QUESTIONS?

>> M. GREESON: WE APPRECIATE THAT.

AND WHILE WE CALL THIS THE STREET PROGRAM, I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT TO NOTICE IT INCLUDES A LOT OF REPAIRS ON SIDEWALKS AS WELL. PARTICULARLY, WHERE THERE IS DISPLACEMENTS AS PART OF IT. THERE IS SIDEWALKS AND TRAIL.

BUT COUNCILMEMBER DOROTHY IS RIGHT.

THE LARGE MAJORITY AND MOST COSTLY ASPECT OF IT IS

MAINTENANCE OF STREETS. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: ANYBODY

ELSE HAVE QUESTIONS? >> MADAM PRESENT, I HAVE A

BELATED ONE PLEASE. >> D. ROBINSON: PERHAPS MR. HURLEY OR MR. WHITED, IF WE HAD INCLUDED THE MCCORD PARK COMPONENT IN THIS YEAR'S PLAN, WHAT WOULD BE OUT OF POCKET EXPENSE HAVE BEEN SINCE IT WOULD WANT TO BE BOND.

MAYBE MR. BARTTER CAN ANSWER THAT ACTUALLY.

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

>> THANK YOU.

>> THE OUT OF POCKET IN 2020 WOULD BE ZERO.

IT WOULD BE THE FIRST PAYMENT WOULDN'T BE DUE UNTIL 2021.

I THINK ONE OF THE ISSUES WE RUN INTO IS THAT THIS PAYMENT WE'RE NOT GOING TO ISSUE ANY DEBT UNTIL SEPTEMBER.

NOBODY IS ISSUING ANY DEBT RIGHT NOW.

AND THERE WAS ALWAYS THE PLAN TO ISSUE DEBT IN SEPTEMBER WHEN THE NOTES COME DUE. WE'LL HAVE MULTIPLE THINGS COMING AT US OVER THE SUMMER. ONE, THE ANTICIPATED LOWER RECEIPTS FROM THE SHUT DOWN OF THE ECONOMY.

THE AMOUNT DUE FOR THE NORTHEAST GATEWAY, AND ADDING FRONTING THE MONEY FOR THE MCCORD PARK UNTIL WE ISSUE THOSE NOTES IN SEPTEMBER THAT NEED TO COINCIDE WITH THE PLACEMENT OF THE NOTES WE ALREADY HAVE OUTSTANDING. SO WE WANTED TO GET A BETTER, HAVE A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF WHERE WE WERE GOING TO BE THERE.

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>> D. ROBINSON: I SEE. THANK YOU.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: OKAY. ANYBODY ELSE HAVE ANY QUESTIONS?

>> P. BUCHER: I HAVE TWO BRIEF QUESTIONS IF I MAY.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: YES, MR. BUCHER.

>> P. BUCHER: CURIOUS IF THIS NORMALLY IS OR HAS TO BE, WE EXPECT THIS TO BE ONE CONTRACTOR BROKEN UP INTO PIECES? HOW HAS IT GONE IN YEARS PAST. IS IT ROUGHLY ON PAR WITH IMPROVEMENTS IN THE PREVIOUS STREET PLANS?

>> M. GREESON: THOSE ARE GREAT QUESTIONS.

MR. WHITED, CAN YOU ADDRESS THOSE PLEASE?

>> YES, SIR. THE BUDGET FOR THE STREET IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM IS $900,000, PLUS OR MINUS EVERY YEAR.

THIS IS ONSIST AMOUNT BEING SPENT HIS YEAR.

AND THE ECONOMY OF SCALE OF HAVING ONE ONTRACTOR DO THE WORK IS WHY IT'S ALWAYS BID AS ONE PROJECT, ONE CONTRACTOR.

IT'S TYPICALLY LARGE-SCALE PAVING CONTRACTOR THAT DOES IT.

>> P. BUCHER: THANK YOU. >> YES, SIR.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: ANY FURTHER QUESTIONS? OKAY. WHAT IS THE COUNCIL'S VIEW, INCLUDING MCCORD PARK, OR DOES SOMEONE WANT TO MOVE WE REMOVE THE MCCORD PARK FROM THIS PROPOSAL?

>> D. SMITH: I WOULD SUGGEST REMOVING IT FROM THE PROPOSAL.

ALL THE THINGS CONSIDERED TONIGHT.

AND ALSO, UNDERSTANDING WHERE THE ECONOMY IS WITH OIL ESPECIALLY THAT'S GOING TO AFFECT ASPHALT PRICES IN THE

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: MR. SMI TH MOVES WE REMOVE THIS MCCORD

PARK, IS THERE A SECOND? >> R. DOROTHY: I'LL SECOND.

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

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

OKAY, THAT HAS PASSED. NOW WE'RE MOVING ONTO THE PERMISSION TO ACTUALLY MOVE FORWARD WITH THE STREET IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM. AND THIS WAS MOVING DOWN, MR. ROBINSON MOVES THAT WE APPROVE THE STREET IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM AS PRESENTED AND AMENDED.

SECONDED BY MR. BUCHER. IS THERE ANY FURTHER DISCUSSION? IF NOT, ALL THOSE IN FAVOR, SIGNIFY BY SAYING AYE.

ALL THOSE OPPOSED, LIKE SIGN. THAT IS PASSED.

MS. THRESS OR MR. GREESON, AT THIS POINT HAS JOE SHERMAN BEEN

ABLE TO CATCH UP WITH US? >> D. KAY THRESS: I BELIEVE HE IS ON. I SEE HIS PHONE NUMBER THERE.

[5.A. Community Visioning Update]

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: WHY DOESN'T WE AT THIS POINT TURN IT OVER TO HEAR OUR UPDATE ON THE COMMUNITY VISIONING PROCESS.

>> THANK YOU, PRESIDENT MICHAEL. I ASSUME YOU CAN HEAR ME.

>> D. KAY THRESS: YES, WE CAN HEAR YOU, JOE.

>> OKAY. GREAT.

I APPRECIATE THE OPPORTUNITY, AS ALWAYS TO COME BEFORE COUNCIL THIS EVENING. WHAT I WANTED TO TALK ABOUT WAS WE ARE, OUR LAST UPDATE WITH YOU WAS ON THE 9TH OF MARCH.

WE HAD A MEETING ON 3/10, WE GOT THE COMMUNITY OUTREACH AND ENGAGEMENT AND EVERYTHING READY AND FINALIZED.

ON 3/19, THE ORDER FROM THE OHIO DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, PROHIBITING MASS GATHERINGS OF MORE THAN 10, FROM THAT POINT ON OUR MEETING ON THE 23RD WAS CANCELED.

WE HELD OUR FIRST MEETING VIA MICROSOFT TEAM MEETINGS ON THE 14TH. AS A PART OF THIS MEETING, HE COMMITTEE ASKED ME TO TALK ABOUT THE VISIONING COMMITTEE PHILOSOPHY AND APPROACH AS WE ENTER THIS NEW CHAPTER.

WHAT I THOUGHT WOULD BE APPROPRIATE FOR COUNCILMEMBER COUNCIL TO CHAIR WHAT I SHARED WITH THE COMMITTEE THAT EVENING AND THEN QUESTIONS. I DID GET SEVERAL FROM OTHER COUNCILMEMBERS. WITH THAT BEING SAID, I FOUND THIS PIECE I WOULD LIKE TO, AGAIN, READ.

WHICH IS THIS PANDEMIC HAS BROUGHT OUT SOME OF THE BEST IN OUR SOCIETY. AS WE'VE BANDED TOGETHER AT LEAST AS A SAFE DISTANCE, TO MAKE IT THROUGH AN OVERWHELMING AND UNCLEAR AND UNCERTAIN TIMES, EXPERTS SAY IT'S CRITICAL FOR PEOPLE TO REMEMBER WHERE GLIMMERS OF HOPE AND GOODNESS.

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IT CAN GET OVERWHELMING AS THE DRUM BEAT OF BLEAK NEWS ABOUT THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC WITH EVENTS CHANGING SO FAST ONE WEEK SEEMS UNRECOGNIZABLE FROM THE LAST.

FROM THE MEDICAL TREATMENT COUNSELOR STATED IN THIS MOMENT, IT IS PAINFUL AND MISERABLE AND HARD TO UNDERSTAND.

AND WE DON'T KNOW WHAT IT'S GOING TO LOOK LIKE ON THE THER SIDE. HE SAID IT'S CRITICAL TO REMEMBER THE BRIGHT SPOTS EXIST AND KEEP THE GLEAMS OF HOPE IN MIND AND KINDNESS IS BEING CELEBRATED.

SETTING THAT UP, BASICALLY WHAT WE TALKED ABOUT WHAT THAT WE ARE LIKELY NOT GOING TO GET BACK TO, QUOTE/UNQUOTE, NORMAL ANYTIME SOON. AND MAYBE NOT IN CALENDAR 2020.

SO IT'S JUST IMPORTANT FOR US TO MOVE FORWARD WITH THE REFINED AND NARROWING SCOPE. BECAUSE WE'RE KEEPING THE OCTOBER 1, 2020 FINISH DATE FOR THE VC.

SO WHILE WE PHYSICALLY CAN'T GET OUT FRONT OF PEOPLE BECAUSE WHAT HAS HAPPENED TO US IS THE ENGAGEMENT, THE FOUR FOCUS GROUPS, THE CHARLOTTE AND WE DON'T KNOW OUT AND KNOCK ON DOORS, ALL OF THESE MEANINGFUL OPPORTUNITIES HAVE BEEN CANCELED. WHAT IS IMPORTANT THEN FOR US AS WE GO FORWARD, WELL, THE THING TO ME IS THAT THE VISIONING COMMITTEE IS GROUNDED IN NORMALCY.

AND I THINK THIS IS VERY, VERY IMPORTANT.

BECAUSE IT'S A CHANCE FOR US TO MESSAGE WHAT THE PROCESS IS GOING TO BE. AND IT WILL BE MMEDIATE IN THE FACT THAT ALL IMMEDIATE CONCERNS ARE HERE AND THEY ARE REAL.

AND WE ARE THE PROCESS TO THE FUTURE.

AND REALLY, THE VISIONING COMMITTEE IS A PLATFORM TO EXPRESS YOUR OPINIONS. WHAT CAN WE DO AND HOW DO WE INFORM, ENGAGE, AND LISTEN TO THE COMMUNITY AS IT'S GROUNDED IN REALITY. ONE OF OUR COMMITTEE MEMBERS SENT TO ME A NOTE THAT I THINK SUMS IT UP.

BECAUSE ONE OF COUNCIL ROBINSON'S QUESTIONS AS, HOW IS THE GROUP? AND THIS PARTICULAR INDIVIDUALS IT WAS THANKS FOR GETTING THE BAN BACK TOGETHER AND MAKING THE LEAP FORWARD INTO A VIRTUAL MEETING.

I KNOW IT'S UNCHARTED TERRITORY BUT IT'S SOMETHING WE CAN USE GOING FORWARD. HE SAID, I ALSO WANT TO APOLOGIZE FOR NOT STEPPING UP AND VOLUNTEERING FOR THINGS THAT ARE NORMALLY WOULD. CANDIDLY I'M TRYING TO MAINTAIN MY OBLIGATIONS TO MY ORGANIZATION DURING A CRAZY PERIOD. TEACH IRST GRADE AND PRESCHOOL ON A PART-TIME BASIS HERE AT THE HOUSE.

NO EXCUSE AS MANY OTHERS ARE DOING THE SAME AND ORE.

BUT FOR ME, RIGHT NOW THIS IS THE REALITY.

SO I THINK WHAT THAT REALLY SAYS IS THAT WHAT WE NEED TO DO IS LOOK AT OUR NEEDS. AND WE JUST HAVE TO REALIGN OUR RESOURCES, LITERALLY RETOOL AND AT THIS POINT WE HAVE TO REFOCUS. SO WHAT I SHARED WITH THE TEAM WAS IF THE GOALS ARE, WE HAVE TO GET MORE CREATIVE.

WE'VE GOT TO CREATE MOMENTUM. AND THEN WE'VE GOT TO KEEP THINGS MOVING FORWARD. AND THIS REALLY BEGINS WITH BUILDING AWARENESS. VISIONING, AGAIN, IS NOT THE SOLUTION. BUT IT'S THE PROCESS IN GETTING TO IT. SO HOW DO WE GO ABOUT INFORMING, ENGAGING AND LISTENING? BECAUSE THE VC IS THE PROCESS OF THE FUTURE. AND IT'S IMPORTANT WHAT WE CONVEY TO THE COMMUNITY. SO WE'LL BE SHARING SPECIFIC INFORMATION TO PROMOTE OUR EFFORTS.

AND THEN BUILD A CONSEQUENCE AROUND WHAT THE COMMUNITY VISIONING LEADING AND THE STRATEGIC PLANNING AND THE DECISION MAKING IS LEADING US TO.

WHICH REALLY LEADS US AND LED US TO WHERE DO WE BEGIN WITH THIS? WE ARE AT A PIVOT POINT AS THE ULTIMATE DIRECTION IS BEING ADJUSTED AS WE REFLECT ON WHAT'S GOING ON TODAY.

IF YOU LOOK AT THE LAST TWO WEEKS WITH THE OHIO HEALTH DECISION AT UMCH, THE TRUE HOTEL NOT GOING FORWARD, BRUGERS GONE AND OTHER THINGS, THE TARGET OF THE VC IS REMAIN PROACTIVE AND BUILD HOPEUTURE. WE HAVE A THREE-PRONGED APPROACH THAT WILL BASICALLY FOCUS ON OUR FUTURE.

WE HAVE A NEW WEBSITE REWORKED AND RELAUNCHED.

ETHAN BARNHARDT DID TIRELESS WORK.

I THINK YOU WILL SEE AS YOU GET INVOLVED WITH THE WEBSITE, THERE IS A LOT TO SEE AND DO, AND WE'RE ASKING A LOT OF THE

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COMMUNITY AND ASKING FOR THEIR OPINIONS AND INPUT.

WE'VE ALSO ASKED THE COMMITTEE MEMBERS TO GO BACK OUT AND REPOPULATE THE PAGES AS APPROPRIATE.

THE SECOND PIECE IS THE SPEAKERS BUREAU.

OBVIOUSLY, WE CAN'T GET FRONT OF FOLKS AT THIS POINT IN TIME.

SO WE'VE BEEN REPURPOSED AND WE'RE GOING TO DO THIS THROUGH WILSON BRIDGE WEBINARS. WE PUT OGETHER A NEW PRESENTATION AND NOW PUTTING OUT APPOINTMENTS.

WE'RE GOING TO TALK TO THE CHAMBER, THE ROTARY, AND BW AS A BEGINNING POINT. AND THEN WE'LL ALSO GOING AFTER SIGNAGE AS A WAY TO AGAIN, PASSIVELY GET OUT IN FRONT OF THIS COMMUNITY AND HAVE THEM START TO ASK, WHAT IS THIS VISIONING? WE'VE TALKED TO STEVE BROWN, DARREN HURLEY AND ANNE BROWN. WE'RE GOING TO PROPOSE LECTION TYPE SIGNS WITH OUR QR CODE ON THE SIGNS, POSITIONED STRATEGICALLY THROUGHOUT THE CITY, IN FRONT OF BIKE PATHS AND TRAIL HEADS. KEEPING IN MIND BUDGETS ARE AN ABSOLUTE CONCERN AT THIS POINT. AND AGAIN, WE WILL DEFINITELY FLOAT THIS IN FRONT OF EVERYBODY BEFORE WE START TO MOVE FORWARD WITH THAT. SO WITH THAT BEING SAID, I DID COME UP WITH I THINK A VERY APPROPRIATE WAY TO CONCLUDE MY REMARKS BEFORE WE GET ONTO QUESTIONS.

AND THIS WAS ON A BLOG I FOLLOW. AND IT WAS THE TITLED, "ON PREDICTING THE FUTURE." TWO THINGS, WE DO IT ALL THE TIME. CONSTANTLY.

AND WE'RE TERRIBLE AT IT. WE SPEND OUR DAYS GUESSING HOW MUCH IMPACT OF THE FUTURE AND WE'RE OFTEN WRONG.

AND WE SPEND THE REST OF OUR DAYS HOPING WE'RE RIGHT OR WORRIED IN THAT WE WEREN'T. WE TRY TO CONTROL THE FUTURE BY TELL TELEKINESIS. WHEN THE FUTURE DOESN'T QUANT WE SPEND MORE TIME TRYING TO CHANGE THE NEXT BIT OF FUTURE SO IT MORE CLOSELY MATCHES THE FUTURE WE HOPED FOR.

WHAT IS INSTEAD, JUST FOR A LITTLE WHILE WE SIMPLY DID OUR BEST AND LET THE FUTURE TAKE CARE OF ITSELF.

EVEN IF WE DON'T FRET, THE FUTURE IS STILL GOING TO TAKE CARE OF ITSELF. AND IT'S ON US TO DO OUR BEST WORK. PAYING ATTENTION TO MODELS IN THE COMMUNITY AND THE PEOPLE WE SERVE.

THAT BEING SAID, I THINK THAT'S OUR NEW MOVING FORWARD STRATEGY.

THE NEXT VC MEETING WILL BE ON THE 27TH.

IT WILL BE AS WE'VE DONE BEFORE, IN THE MEETING HELD FORMAT.

WANTED TO JUST SAY, THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT.

AND ASK IF THERE WERE ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS OTHER THAN WHAT WAS

BROUGHT UP IN THE PRESENTATION? >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: DOES ANYBODY HAVE QUESTIONS? MS. DOROTHY?

>> R. DOROTHY: I JUST HAVE ONE COMMENT.

I JUST WANT TO THANK YOU, JOE, AND ALL THE VISIONING COMMITTEE.

I WAS WORRIED HOW YOUR HEADS WOULD BE MOVING THIS FORWARD.

I'M SO GLAD TO HEAR YOU ARE FORGING FORWARD.

I DO THINK IT'S IMPORTANT WE KEEP ON MOVING AND LOOK FOR THAT OCTOBER 1ST DEADLINE. THANK YOU FOR ALL THE WORK YOU HAVE DONE AND THE WHOLE GROUP, EVERYTHING YOU PUT IN AND WHAT YOU ARE GOING TO PUT INTO IT. IT'S VERY APPRECIATED.

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

ANYONE ELSE? >> THANK YOU.

>> B. KOWALCZYK: YES. JOE, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR PRESENTATION. AND I'M REALLY GLAD TO HEAR THAT YOU'VE BEEN ABLE TO PICKUP AND PIVOT CONSIDERING THE CHALLENGES THAT ARE BEFORE YOU. I THINK IT'S VERY INTERESTING HOW YOU'VE TALKED ABOUT THE FUTURE.

AND I THINK OUR FUTURE IS GOING TO LOOK SO DIFFERENT NOW.

AND HOW WE DO BUSINESS, HOW WE PROVIDE SERVICES, I THINK NOW WE'RE PROBABLY LEARNING MORE ABOUT GAPS WHERE WE COULD DO BETTER FOR PEOPLE WHO MIGHT BE LEFT BEHIND OTHERWISE IN THIS NEW WORLD. AND SO I'M -- I DON'T KNOW IF THIS IS A QUESTION OR COMMENT. BUT IN THINKING ABOUT MOVING FORWARD AND GATHERING YOUR FEEDBACK, HOW MUCH OF WHERE WE'RE AT NOW AND HOW DIFFICULT OUR FUTURE COULD LOOK.

HOW IS THAT FACTORING INTO YOUR DISCUSSIONS? HAVE YOU HAD TIME TO THINK BOUT IT? IT'S SETTLED IN FOR ME THE LAST WEEK OR SO, OUR LIVES ARE GOING TO BE VERY DIFFERENT. I'M INTERESTED TO HEAR IN YOUR DISCUSSIONS WITH THE COMMITTEE OR IF YOU HAVE HAD THOUGHTS YET ON WHAT THIS PROCESS AND OUTCOME, THE PROCESS ITSELF AND THE OUTCOME IS REALLY GOING TO LOOK LIKE.

>> I APPRECIATE THE QUESTION. AND I THINK WE'RE ALL JUST GOING TO HAVE TO LEARN AS WE GO. I THINK THE KEY HERE IS TO STAY

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FLEXIBLE AND ASSUME NOTHING. IF YOU START TO ASSUME, YOU FIND YOURSELF I THINK IN TROUBLE. IT'S GOING TO BE INTERESTING TO BE, TO ASK THE COMMUNITY HOW THEY ARE FEELING.

THAT TO ME WILL LEAD US BACK TO THE VISIONING PROCESS.

BECAUSE OUR PRIMARY ROLE IS TO LISTEN AND ENGAGE APPROPRIATELY.

I THINK WE WILL BE TRUE TO THAT. AND REPORT THE NEWS AS WE SEE IT. BECAUSE YOU ARE RIGHT, YOU LOOK AT WHAT WE'RE STARING OUT DOWNTOWN AND THINGS LIKE THAT AND WHAT YOU ARE READING, HEARING AND SEEING, IT WILL BE A

CHALLENGE. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: ANYBODY

ELSE? >> D. SMITH: YEAH, I WOULD LIKE TO JUMP IN. THANK YOU.

I'VE HAD TIME TO THINK ABOUT THIS AND I'M GLAD YOU ARE PRESENTING TO US TONIGHT. AND GIVING US THE PLAN, BROAD STROKE OBVIOUSLY SINCE DAY ONE, I'VE BEEN A HUGE PROPONENT OF GOING DOOR TO DOOR AND GETTING AN 80% MARK.

I TO COME DOWN OFF OF THAT IDEALOGY FOR A BIT.

I THINK SOME OF THE THINGS YOU OUTLINED LIKE WEBINARS AND SIGNAGE, I KNOW YOU TOSSED OUT THE IDEA OF MAILING TO HOUSEHOLDS, WHICH I THINK IS A GREAT IDEA AT THIS POINT IN TIME. I'M GLAD TO SEE YOU ARE MOVING FORWARD. AND THERE IS A LOT OF MOMENTUM THERE. I THINK THE PANDEMIC AND STAY HOME ORDERS HAVE GIVEN US A CHANCE TO TAKE A STEP BACK AND SLOW DOWN. RE-PRIORITIZE, I THINK IT WILL BE A GREAT TIME TO GET OUT THERE AND ASK QUESTIONS AND SEE WHAT THE REAL HEART OF WORTHINGTON IS.

SO THANK YOU. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: ANYBODY ELSE? IF NOT, ON BEHALF OF THE WHOLE CITY COUNCIL, WE WANT TO THANK THE VISIONING COMMITTEE IN YOUR LEADERSHIP, MR. SHERMAN, FOR ALL THAT YOU ARE DOING.

WE KNOW THIS IS AN EXTREMELY CHALLENGING TIME.

AND WE'VE JUST REALLY CAN'T CELEBRATE THE WHOLE COMMITTEE ENOUGH FOR ALL THAT YOU ARE DOING, TRYING TO GO THROUGH AND KEEP UP WITH THE MISSION IN SUCH TRYING TIMES AS WE'VE NEVER SEEN BEFORE. SO PLEASE, THANK THE COMMITTEE FROM ALL OF US. AND CONTINUE KEEPING THE GOOD WORK. AND WE LOOK FORWARD TO THE NEXT UPDATE. AND AGAIN, THANK YOU, THANK YOU,

THANK YOU. >> THANK YOU.

AND THANKS TO THE ENTIRE COUNCIL.

REALLY APPRECIATE THE COMMENTS. AND WE WILL MARCH AHEAD.

SO UNTIL THE 27TH, BE SAFE AND TAKE CARE.

[7.A.II. SR-161 & Linworth Road Intersection - Letter to Franklin County Transportation Improvement District]

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: OKAY. AT THIS POINT, I'M GOING TO MOVE ONTO THE STATE SR-161 LINWORT ROAD INTERSECTION REPORT.

AND LETTER TO FRANKLIN COUNTY TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT. MR. GREESON.

>> M. GREESON: PRESIDENT MICH AEL, MEMBERS OF COUNCIL, WANTED TO MAKE YOU AWARE DURING THESE TIMES THERE IS ALSO OPPORTUNITIES. AND SOMETIMES WE NEED TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THEM. AND THIS IS ONE OF THE OPPORTUNITIES WE WANT TO DISCUSS THAT'S COME UP IN RECENT CONVERSATIONS WITH PARTNERS, OTHER GOVERNMENTAL PARTNERS IN THE REGION. SO YOU MAY RECALL THAT A FEW YEARS AGO WE PARTICIPATED IN A STUDY WITH THE OHIO DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, MORPC AND FRANKLIN FROM OLENTANGY TO SR-161 TO SAW ILL. THAT INVOLVED A STEERING COMMITTEE WITH RESIDENTS AND BUSINESSES AND VARIOUS STAKEHOLDERS ALONG THE CORRIDOR OUR BIKE PED COMMITTEE GOT INVOLVED IN REVIEWING BIKE PED PIECES.

AND IT WAS CONCLUDED IN 2017. SINCE THEN, PERIODICALLY, THE STAFF PARTNERS HAVE GOTTEN TOGETHER TO TALK ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITIES WE MAY HAVE TO MOVE FORWARD.

AND MS. STEWART RECENTLY PARTICIPATED IN A CALL REGARDING THAT. I BELIEVE THAT WAS ABOUT A WEEK OR SO AGO. AND THE GROUP IDENTIFIED THE OPPORTUNITY TO APPLY FOR FEDERAL FUNDING THROUGH THE MID-OHIO REGIONAL PLANNING COMMISSION'S FEDERAL ATTRIBUTABLE FUNDING PROCESS. SO THAT ATTRIBUTABLE FUNDING PROCESS IS GAS TAX DOLLARS THAT COME FROM THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT THAT PASS THROUGH THE STATE OF OHIO AND IN LARGER METROS THAT GO TO METROPOLITAN PLANNING ORGANIZATIONS LIKE MORPC FOR DISTRIBUTION THROUGH ESSENTIALLY LIKE A GRANT PROCESS.

THAT IS HOW THE LARGE MAJORITY OF THE NORTHEAST GATEWAY HAS

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BEEN FUNDED. AND THAT IS HOW WE'RE PROPOSING TO FUND THE MOST, HIGHEST PRIORITY PIECE OF ALL OF THE IMPROVEMENTS THAT WE'RE RECOMMENDING FOR SR-161, IMPROVEMENT TO THE LINWORTH ROAD INTERSECTION.

AND SO, THAT CYCLE FOR FUNDING OPENS UP LATER THIS SUMMER.

AND THE PARTNERS BELIEVE THAT IT WOULD BE A HIGHLY COMPETITIVE PROJECT FOR FEDERAL FUNDING IN THAT ROCESS.

AND THE PROJECT, WHILE IT'S NOT TO A DESIGN LEVEL, ESSENTIALLY IT WOULD BE THE LINWORTH ROAD INTERSECTION AND A BY DIRECTIONAL BYDIRECTIONAL CARRYING OVER THE RAILROAD TRACKS AND IMPROVEMENTS TO BIKE AND PED FACILITIES IN THAT AREA AS WELL. AS YOU KNOW, THAT'S A CONGESTED INTERSECTION. IT DOESN'T HAVE ADEQUATE TURNING MOVEMENTS TO SUPPORT THE VOLUME. THE CONGESTION OCCURS BECAUSE OF THE GRADE OF THE CROSSING. AND THERE IS -- THERE ARE SOME BICYCLE AND PEDESTRIAN FACILITIES BUT THEY DON'T ARRY ACROSS THE RAILROAD TRACKS, THEY ARE NOT ON BOTH SIDE OF THE ROAD AND NOT ALWAYS ADEQUATE. AND SO THIS WOULD BE IMPROVEMENTS TO THOSE AS WELL.

THE REASON WE SAY THIS IS AN OPPORTUNITY IS UNLIKE THE MCCORD PROJECT WE WERE TALKING ABOUT EARLIER OR DIAMOND BRITE OR THE PENGRY SR-161 CROSSING, WE'RE TALKING ABOUT APPLYING FOR MONEY THAT MIGHT NOT BE ABLE TO 2025, 2026 OR BEYOND.

FEDERAL DOLLARS BECOMEIEST THE- AVAILABLE.

YOU HAVE TO WORK WITH PARTNERS EARLY TO GET MONEY IN LINE, IF YOU WILL, FOR RESOURCES MANY YEARS DOWN THE ROAD.

AND SO WE DON'T, IT WOULD BE A COUPLE OF MORE YEARS BEFORE WE WOULD HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO APPLY.

WE DON'T THINK IT'S WORTH WAITING.

SO THIS ACTION WOULD ALLOW US, WE WOULD SEND A LETTER TO FRANKLIN COUNTY TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT.

AND ASK THEM TO TAKE THE LEAD IN APPLYING FOR THESE FUNDS AND COORDINATING THIS PROJECT. SO THAT'S A SEPARATE THING THAT CAME OUT OF THIS DISCUSSION. ONE, THE GROUP SHOULD APPLY FOR THE FUNDS. BUT THEN WHO SHOULD APPLY AND HOW IT WOULD BE ADMINISTERED WAS THE OTHER THING.

THE TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT IS AN ENTITY CREATED PURSUANT TO STATE LAW. IT'S ADMINISTERED BY THE FRANKLIN COUNTY ENGINEER'S OFFICE.

AND ESSENTIALLY, PROVIDES THINK OF IT ALMOST LIKE A TRANSPORTATION C.I.C., OR A TRANSPORTATION-RELATED SPECIAL IMPROVEMENT TYPE OF DISTRICT, ESSENTIALLY A GOVERNMENTAL ENTITY CREATED TO FOSTER COLLABORATION.

AND DO COMPLEX PROJECTS LIKE THIS WHERE MULTIPLE PARTNERS HAVE TO WORK TOGETHER IN ORDER TO GET SOMETHING DONE.

IT CAN APPLY FOR GRANTS. IT CAN SEEK FEDERAL FUNDING.

IT CAN SEEK STATE FUNDING FROM THE OHIO PUBLIC WORKS COMMISSION. AND IT CAN OLLECT RESOURCES FROM PARTNERS IN ORDER TO ACCOMPLISH THE COMMON GOAL, IN THIS CASE, WOULD BE THE LINWORTH ROAD IMPROVEMENT.

WE LIKE THIS FOR A COUPLE OF REASONS.

ONE, THE IT'S A GOOD VEHICLE FOR COLLABORATION.

THE OTHER THING IS THE COUNTY ENGINEER'S OFFICE WOULD MANAGE THE, ALL THE FEDERAL FUNDS AND THE RIGHT-OF-WAY ACQUISITION.

ALL OF WHICH YOU KNOW FROM THE NORTHEAST GATEWAY PROJECT IS VERY CUMBERSOME TO DO. AND WE THINK THEY WOULD DO A GOOD JOB AND IT WOULD RELIEVE US OF THOSE DUTIES.

FOR ALL THOSE REASONS, WE THINK IT'S A GOOD TIME TO MOVE FORWARD WITH THIS. IT'S A GOOD VEHICLE TO PARTNER AND IT'S A GOOD PROJECT. I'M GOING TO INVITE MS. STEWART TO SUPPLEMENT MY, OUR REMARKS. AND ADD ANY DETAIL SHE WOULD LIKE TO ADD AS ONE OF THE KEY PARTICIPANTS IN OUR STAFF-LEVEL CONVERSATIONS. MR. STEWART.

>> THANK YOU, MR. GREESON. I REALLY ON'T HAVE MUCH TO ADD.

I THINK YOU ARE VERY THOROUGH IN THE HISTORY OF THE PROJECT, WHERE IT CAME FROM, WHY WE'RE LOOKING TO APPLY AT THIS POINT BECAUSE IT'S A LONG LEAD TIME BEFORE THE PROJECT CAN MOVE FORWARD. HAPPY TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS.

I WILL MENTION DAN WHITEDS ON THE PHONE CALL WITH ME SO HE

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COULD HELP ANSWER QUESTIONS. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: DO WE HAVE ANY QUESTIONS? NO OCEAN AND -- QUESTIONS?

>> P. BUCHER: I HAVE ONE, SORRY, STRUGGLING WITH THE BUTTONS.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: IT'S OKAY, MR. BUCHER.

>> P. BUCHER: IF WE MOVE FORWARD ON THE REQUEST IN THE LETTER, WILL WE NOT KNOW FOR FOUR OR FIVE YEARS IF WE'RE AWARDED THE FUNDING OR IS THAT WHEN IT WOULD COME THROUGH?

>> M. GREESON: THAT'S WHEN IT WOULD OME THROUGH.

WE WOULD PROBABLY KNOW TENT ACTIVELY LATER THIS YEAR.

TENTATIVELY. I DON'T BELIEVE MORPC WOULD VOTE UNTIL THE SPRING AND FORMALLY IMPROVE IT.

IT'S NOT UNLIKE THE FIVE-YEAR CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM, SCHEDULED INTO THE OUTER YEARS OF THEIR WORK PROGRAM.

THAT, ONCE WE KNOW THAT, THEN THE PARTNERS WOULD HAVE TO CONTRIBUTE SOME FUNDING FOR DESIGN.

AND WE BELIEVE THAT COULD BE FUNDED OUT OF THE TAX INCREMENT FINANCE DISTRICT WE CREATED AT LINWORTH CROSSING.

AND WE ALSO COULD THEN START PURSUING FUNDING, STATE FUNDING FROM THE OHIO PUBLIC WORKS COMMISSION. TYPICALLY, THE FEDERAL PORTION OF A PROJECT LIKE THIS WOULD BE ABOUT 80% AND THE LOCAL SHARE WOULD BE 20. THIS 20% LOCAL SHARE WOULD BE SPLIT BETWEEN THE PARTNERS. AND THEN WE WOULD TRY TO REDUCE THE BURDEN OF THAT LOCAL SHARE BY APPLYING FOR ADDITIONAL STATE FUNDING. I GAVE YOU A LONG -- I GAVE YOU WAY MORE INFORMATION THAN YOU ASKED FOR.

BUT I HOUGHT I WOULD ADD TO IT A LITTLE BIT.

WE PROBABLY WON'T KNOW UNTIL LATER THIS YEAR AND NOT

OFFICIALLY UNTIL SPRINGTIME. >> TO PIGGYBACK ON WHAT MR. GREESON SAID, THE DISCUSSION AMONG THE ARTNERS, THE LOCAL PARTNERS LIKELY NEED TO FUND THE DESIGN.

AND THE RIGHT-OF-WAY ACQUISITION, THE CONSTRUCTION, WHICH IS THE MOST EXPENSIVE COMPONENTS OF THE PROJECT WOULD LIKELY BE 80/20 WHERE'S THE FEDERAL FUNDS WOULD COVER 80%.

>> P. BUCHER: THANK YOU. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: I JUST WANTED TO MENTION THAT THIS IS A PROJECT THAT WE'VE HAD MANY, MANY PEOPLE LIVING IN THAT AREA HAVE TALKED ABOUT THE NEED FOR REDOING THIS INTERSECTION. ANYBODY WHO HAS WALKED THE STREETS OR BEEN IN TOUCH WITH NEIGHBORS IN THAT AREA, HAVE HEARD ABOUT THE IMPORTANCE OF THIS.

THE OTHER FACT I WANTED TO MAKE BECAUSE I HAD WORKED ON THIS COMMITTEE BEFORE IT DISBANDED IN 2017, IF WE DON'T KNOW FORWARD WITH A LETTER NOW, THEN IT'S GOING TO PUSH THIS PROJECT BACK SEVERAL MORE YEARS. SO PUT THE LETTER, IF IT GETS APPROVED GREAT. WE'RE IN A BETTER POSITION.

IF WE DON'T PUT A LETTER THROUGH, WE'RE DEFINITELY POSTPONING THE PROJECT FOR A NUMBER OF YEARS.

AND I PERSONALLY FEEL THIS IS A PROJECT THAT'S VERY, VERY IMPORTANT TO OUR WHOLE COMMUNITY.

AND I KNOW THE PEOPLE HAVE TALKED ABOUT THE NEED OF DOING SOMETHING WITH THIS CORRIDOR. AT LEAST FOR THE ENTIRE 20-PLUS YEARS I'VE BEEN ON THE CITY COUNCIL.

I REALLY THINK THIS IS A GOOD STEP MOVING FORWARD.

OTHER COMMENTS? >> R. DOROTHY: I WOULD LIKE TO MAKE ONE COMMENT. I DO BELIEVE THIS IS A GOOD PROJECT. I DO WANT TO POINT OUT LSO THAT WITHOUT DOING ANYTHING AT THE RAILROAD CROSSING, CARS AREN'T GOING TO BE ABLE TO MOVE AS FAST AS THEY WANT.

I DON'T THINK CARS SHOULD BE THE TOP PRIORITY.

PEOPLE SPEND MONEY WHEN THEY ARE OUT OF THEIR CAR.

NITION TO IN ADDITION TO BIKE AND PED ALONG 161, PEOPLE HAVE REQUESTED NORTH/SOUTH ACCOMMODATIONS FOR IT PEOPLE USING BIKE AND WALKING AND RUNNING.

IF WE COULD KEEP THAT IN MIND ALSO.

PEOPLE OUTSIDE OF THEIR CARS, THAT'S WHERE WE GET OUR MONEY.

THAT'S WHERE WE HAVE OUR COMMUNITY.

WE DON'T WANT WORTHINGTON JUST TO BE A PLACE WHERE PEOPLE CAN GET THROUGH AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE.

WE WANT TO BE ACCOMMODATING FOR ALL USERS.

I THINK THIS INTERSECTION IS VERY IMPORTANT.

BUT WE HAVE TO REMEMBER EVERYONE IN OUR COMMUNITY.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: OKAY. ANYBODY ELSE? OKAY. MS. KOWALCZYK MOVES WE GO FORWARD, AUTHORIZING A LETTER TO THE FRANKLIN COUNTY TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT.

SECONDED BY MR. SMITH. IS THERE ANY FURTHER DISCUSSION ON THE MOTION? IF NOT, ALL THOSE IN FAVOR, SIGNIFY BY SAYING AYE. ALL THOSE OPPOSED, LIKE SIGN.

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THE MOTION IS PASSED. NOW FOR SOMETHING WE'RE LOOKING

[7.B.I. Update on COVID-19]

FORWARD TO IS THE UPDATE ON COVID-19.

MR. GREESON, I'M GOING TO TURN IT BACK OVER TO YOU.

>> M. GREESON: PRESIDENT MICHAE, THANK YOU FOR THAT APPROVAL OF THE 161 PROJECT. IT WILL BE YEARS IN THE MAKING.

IT'S HARD TO GET EXCITED ABOUT IT YET.

BUT WE'LL START THE PROCESS NOW. WE'RE PLEASED TO GIVE YOU ANOTHER UPDATE ABOUT WHAT YOUR TEAM HERE IS DOING TO COMBAT COVID-19 IN OUR COMMUNITY. TONIGHT, I WANT TO DO SOMETHING A LITTLE BIT DIFFERENT THAN IN THE LAST TWO BRIEFINGS.

AND WE'RE GOING TO USE A LITTLE OF UR INCIDENT COMMAND STRUCTURE. WE USED THAT TERMINOLOGY WITH YOU. WE'VE SAID WE'VE BEEN IN WHAT WE CALL THE INCIDENT COMMAND, A STRUCTURE FOR MANAGING EMERGENCIES. EMERGENCIES DON'T NECESSARILY FIT NEATLY IN A DEPARTMENTAL STRUCTURE.

OFTEN THEY ARE MORE COMPLEX AND REQUIRE PEOPLE TO WORK ACROSS DEPARTMENTAL AND ORGANIZATIONAL LINES IN COMMUNITIES TO RESPOND TO THE NEEDS THAT ARE PRESENTERRED.

WE'VE BEEN IN OUR INCIDENT COMMAND MODE NOW OR QUITE A WHILE. AND WE'RE GOING TO USE THAT A LITTLE BIT TO STRUCTURE OF BRIEFING TONIGHT.

-- OUR BRIEFING. I'M GOING O TALK LESS AT THE BEGINNING AND HERE AT THE END AND ASK THE PEOPLE LEADING A SECTION UP OUR INCIDENT COMMAND STRUCTURE TO PROVIDE THE BRIEFING. THAT INCLUDES FROM OPERATIONS, FROM LOGISTICS, FROM OUR PLANNING SECTION, FROM OUR FINANCE ADMIN SECTION, FROM WHAT WE CALL OR LIAISON SECTION AND OUR COMMUNICATION SECTION, AS WELL AS WHAT WE CALL OUR UNIFIED COMMAND. SO EACH OF OUR INTERNAL STAFF INCIDENT COMMAND MEETINGS START WITH A BRIEFING ON THE NUMBERS.

AND THAT IS THE NUMBER OF CASES IN FRANKLIN COUNTY, COLUMBIA AND WORTHINGTON. SO WE'RE GOING TO DO THAT FOR YOU THIS EVENING. AND I'M GOING TO ASK CAPTAIN CHRIS CRAIG, WHO IS OUR DAILY LIAISON WITH COLUMBUS PUBLIC HEALTH TO PROVIDE THE BRIEFING AND TURN IT OVER TO LIEUTENANT METE FROM THE DIVISION OF POLICE, WHO ARE OUR OPERATIONS SECTION CHIEF. CAPTAIN CRAIG.

>> GOOD EVENING, PRESIDENT MICHAEL, MEMBERS OF COUNCIL.

IT IS WITH KIND OF A HEAVY HEART I HAVE TO REPORT SOME OF THESE NUMBERS AS THEY ARE STARTING TO INCREASE.

OUR CONFIRMED CASE UPDATE IS UPDATED EVERY DAY AROUND 2:00 FROM COLUMBUS PUBLIC HEALTH.

AND TODAY, AT 2:00 I WAS INFORMED THE FRANKLIN COUNTY NUMBERS ARE ABOUT 1,570 CONFIRMED CASES.

WITH 34 DEATHS. THE CITY OF COLUMBUS IS AT 1,119 CASES, WITH 18 DEATHS. AND WORTHINGTON IS KIND OF COUNTED IN THOSE NUMBERS. SO IF WE TAKE THE WORTHINGTON NUMBERS OUT OF THERE, CURRENTLY SITTING AT 16 CONFIRMED CASES AND ONE DEATH AT THIS POINT. AT THIS JUNCTURE.

>> M. GREESON: PRESIDENT MICHAEL, I INVITE YOU TO ASK AFTER EACH OF OUR SECTION LEADERS BRIEFINGS, ANY QUESTIONS YOU MIGHT HAVE. I WANT TO THANK CAPTAIN CRAIG.

HE'S BEEN AN IMPORTANT PART OF OUR ORIGINAL PANDEMIC PLANNING 10 YEARS AGO. AND INTEGRAL PART OF ALL OF OUR PROTOCOL DEVELOPMENT, ALL OF OUR COORDINATION WITH COLUMBUS PUBLIC HEALTH. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OF HIM ABOUT THE NUMBERS AT THIS POINT, I INVITE YOU TO ASK THEM.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: IF THERE ARE ANY QUESTIONS, THAT WOULD BE GREAT. WE ALL APPRECIATE WHAT EVERYONE IS GOING TO DO. I THINK WE ALL APPRECIATE AND WANT TO THANK EVERYBODY. BUT I DON'T THINK WE NEED TO THANK PEOPLE EVERY TIME SOMEONE SPEAKS.

DOES ANYONE HAVE QUESTIONS THEY NEED, OR WOULD LIKE TO ASK ABOUT

THE NUMBERS? >> B. KOWALCZYK: YES, I HAVE QUESTION. SO WE GET THESE NUMBERS AVENUE DAY. AND -- EVERY DAY.

AND I'M WONDERING DOES THAT TRIGGER ANYTHING? IS THERE ANYTHING THE CITY DOES AS A RESPONSE TO GETTING THESE NUMBERS, PARTICULARLY A DEATH IN THE CITY?

>> GOOD EVENING. THANK YOU FOR THE QUESTION.

AS FAR AS THE NUMBERS GO, IN TERMS OF CHANGING OPERATIONAL RESPONSE WHICH IS WHAT WE'RE IN NOW, IT DOESN'T NECESSARILY

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CHANGE OPERATIONS. IT HELPS TREND AND KIND OF PREPARE THE NEXT OPERATIONAL PERIOD.

SO TO KIND OF GIVE YOU AN IDEA NOW, WE TAKE A LOOK AT 48 HOURS AHEAD AND THAT'S WHAT WE PLAN FOR.

AS WE HAVE TO MAYBE ADJUST STAFFING LEVELS OR TRUCK RESPONSES TO KINDS OF THINGS LIKE THAT, WE LOOK AT THE NUMBERS FOR THAT. WE'RE VERY PREPARED FOR ANYTHING THAT COULD COME UP WITHIN REASON, FOR RIGHT NOW, I DON'T SEE ANYTHING WHERE THE WITH THE NUMBERS THAT INDICATE TO CHANGE.

I DID SPEAK WITH PARTNERS AT THE COLUMBUS PUBLIC HEALTH, THE TREND WE'RE SEEING IS CONTINUING TO RISE.

SOME OF THAT IS ALSO DUE TO THE FACT THEY ARE GETTING MORE TESTING THAN ORIGINALLY. SORRY.

WENT THROUGH OHIO STATE AND IT WENT THROUGH THE STATE OF OHIO'S DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH ORIGINALLY. AND NOW THEY HAVE GOTTEN KITS TO THE LOCAL HEALTH DEPARTMENTS AND THE LOCAL HEALTH DEPARTMENTS GOT THEM TO NUR NUR NURSING HOMES, S AND JAIL.

THAT'S WHERE YOU ARE SEEING THE NUMBERS INCREASE, IS MORE TESTING IS AVAILABLE. ONE OF THE MESSAGES THAT THEY WANTED ME TO PASS ALONG IF ANYTHING WAS BROUGHT UP ABOUT

THE INCREASE IN THE NUMBERS. >> B. KOWALCZYK: THANK YOU.

A FOLLOW-UP QUESTION. AND I DON'T KNOW IF THIS IS DIRECTED TO YOU OR NOT. IN TERMS OF THE NURSING HOMES IN THE AREA, ARE WE ACTIVELY INVOLVED AS A CITY? AND THE PLANNING I'VE BEEN DEALING WITH THIS FROM MY DAY JOB. I KNOW THERE IS A LOT OF PLANNING GOING ON WITH NURSING G HOMES AND CONG RUIGATE SETTINGS WITH THE HEALTH SYSTEMS. DOES THE CITY HAVE A ROLE IN

THAT PLANNING? >> YEAH.

SO WE'RE THERE TO HELP OUT AND ADVICE.

BUT THE NURSING HOMES FALL UNDER THE STATE AND HAVE A GROUP WITH COGS, WHICH CENTRAL OHIO TRAUMA SYSTEM THAT HELP TO ADD ADVICE HOSPITALS AND DOCTOR OFFICE'SES ON THEIR MEASURES.

WE'RE A RESOURCE TO HELP THEM OUT IF THEY NEEDED ANYTHING.

IN A COUPLE OF CASES WE'VE BEEN ABLE TO GET THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT TO POINT THEM IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION EARLY ON.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: ANY OTHER QUESTIONS? IF NOT, MR. GREESON, LET'S CONTINUE.

>> M. GREESON: THE NEXT SECTION LEADER I WOULD LIKE TO HAVE TALK IS OUR OPERATIONS SECTION CHIEF, LIEUTENANT STEVEN METE WITH THE DIVISION OF OLICE. IF YOU ARE ON THE LINE, GIVE THE

NEXT REPORT, PLEASE. >> GOOD EVENING.

THE OPERATIONS SECTION IN PARTICULAR RECEIVES REPORTS FROM POLICE, FIRE AND COMMUNICATIONS RELATED TO THE VARIOUS MISSIONS WE UNDERTAKE FOR DIFFERENT PARTS OF THE ORGANIZATION ON THE DAILY BASIS. IT HELPED TO PROVIDE A MORE DIRECT PICTURE DAY-TO-DAY IN THE OPERATIONAL CYCLE LIKE CAPTAIN CRAIG WAS TALKING ABOUT. TO HAVE BETTER COMMUNICATION ACROSS THE UNIT SAIDS. WE'RE CURRENTLY STAFFED FOR THE OPERATIONS. SHOULD EXPOSURES CREATE A NEED FOR US TO ADJUST, AND OUR OVERALL -- OPERATIONAL NEEDS AND MISSIONS UNDERTAKEN ARE REVIEWED DAILY.

EVEN THOUGH WE'RE OPERATING A 48-HOUR CYCLE, WE'RE MAKING SURE WE HAVE EVERYTHING WE NEED AND FULLY MISSION CAPABLE AS VER.

WE'RE WELL PARTNERED WITH COLUMBUS PUBLIC HEALTH.

WE HAVE VERY GOOD BUSINESS COMPLIANCE OVER THE OHIO DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH ORDERS. SO THAT'S BEEN VERY EASY FOR US TO BE ABLE TO DEAL WITH AT THIS POINT.

SOME OF THE MAJOR ACCOMPLISHMENTS FROM THE OPERATIONS SECTION AND THESE ARE NOT EXCLUSIVELY THINGS THAT OPERATION SECTION HAS DONE. THE OPERATION SECTION STANDS ON THE SHOULDERS OF ALL THE THER PARTS OF THE ORGANIZATION TO GET THESE THINGS ONE. SOME OF THE THINGS IN PARTICULAR IS ESTABLISHING SUBSTATIONS FOR BOTH THE POLICE AND FIRE DEPARTMENT AS AN ABILITY TO KEEP STAFF SEPARATED SO WE CAN PREVENT EXPOSURES. WE'VE DEVELOPED THE PROCEDURES FOR HANDLING COVID-19 EXPOSURES FOR STAFF, POSITIVE ESTS FOR STAFF AND POTENTIAL CASES, AS WELL AS PROCEDURES FOR DECONTAMINATION OF BUILDINGS IF NECESSARY, AND HAVING REGULAR CLEANING OF THE CRUISERS AND FIRE EQUIPMENT TO MAKE SURE WE'RE TRYING TO PREVENT ANY POSSIBLE SPREAD BEFORE IT COULD GET TO THAT POINT. AND THEN LAST BUT CERTAINLY NOT

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LEAST, THE STANDING UP OF LEX POLE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM TO BE ABLE TO HAVE ONE CHANNEL COMMUNICATIONS FOR OUR STAFF SO THAT WE CAN KEEP OUR MESSAGE ON POINT AND WE'RE NOT FLOODING PEOPLE'S INBOXES WITH 20 TO 30 CHANGES IN THINGS PER DAY.

BUT WE'RE USING AGAIN THAT INCIDENT ACTION PLAN AND INCIDENT COMMAND STRUCTURE TO FUNNEL THAT INFORMATION TO KIND OF ONE HIT PER DAY SO PEOPLE CAN ABSORB IT AND DO THE THINGS

WE'RE ASKING THEM TO DO. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: ANYBODY

HAVE ANY QUESTIONS? >> P. BUCHER: BRIEFLY.

DO WE HAVE ENOUGH ON THE PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT FRONT FOR EMERGENCY RESPONDERS STILL?

>> THAT WOULD ACTUALLY BE THE LOGISTICS SECTION THAT HANDLES THAT IN PARTICULAR. I'M GOING TO DEFER TO THEM.

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

ANYONE ELSE? HEARING NONE.

MR. GREESON, LET'S CONTINUE. >> M. GREESON: LIEUTENANT MATTIE PRACTICED GOOD INCIDENT COMMAND STRUCTURE THERE.

AND HANDED OFF THE ANSWER TO THAT TO THE NEXT GROUP, WHICH IS THE LOGISTICS SECTION LED BE GENE ALOLIVER, THE I.T.

DIRECTOR. DARREN HURLEY WILL PROVIDE THE

REPORT. >> THANK YOU, MR. GREESON.

PRESIDENT MICHAEL, MEMBERS OF COUNCIL, AS MR. GREESON SAID, GENE OLIVER HAD EEN OUR FEARLESS LEADER, I'LL FILLING IN. THE LOGISTICS TEAM IN A NUTSHELL IS RESPONSIBLE FOR ENSURING THE CITY HAS THE RESOURCES AND THE KEY SUPPORTING PROCESSES IN PLACE TO SUSTAIN OUR CRITICAL AND ESSENTIAL OPERATIONS. AS COUNCILMEMBER BUCHER ASKED, WE HAVE AN ADEQUATE RESERVE OF PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT, INVENTORYING AND FORECASTING DEMAND AND BASED ON CURRENT BURN RATE AND TRENDS, WE FEEL COMFORTABLE WE ARE STOCKED UP.

WE DO ALSO HAVE A PROCESS TO COORDINATE NEEDS ACROSS THE CITY INCLUDING THE STORING OF MASKS IN THE EVENT WE ARE ABLE TO RECYCLE THOSE AT A LATER DATE. AND WE FEEL REALLY CONFIDENT IN OUR CLEANING SUPPLIES AND LOOKING AT MULTIPLE SOURCES IN CASE OUR CURRENT SOURCES DO NOT END UP WITH SUPPLIES.

CERTAINLY PROVIDERS CAN'T ACCOMMODATE WHETHER THEY ARE REAL REQUESTS OR STALKING UP. WE'RE TRYING TO MAINTAIN MULTIPLE RESOURCES. A FEW ACCOMPLISHMENTS, 41 PEOPLE WORKING FROM HOME SECURELY AND PRODUCTIVELY.

THE I.T. TEAM DESERVES GREAT CREDIT FOR THAT TRANSITION AND GETTING STAFF HOME AND UP TO DATE AND BE PRODUCTIVE WORKING FROM HOME. WE DID AN ASSESSMENT OF THE DEMAND FOR CHILDCARE FOR OUR FIRST RESPONDERS.

WE ONLY HAD A FEW EMPLOYEES WHO WERE IN NEED OF THAT.

AND WE WERE ABLE TO WORK WITH THE LOCAL DAYCARE WHO WERE ABLE TO APPLY FOR SPECIAL LICENSES DURING THIS TIME.

AND TRY TO MATCH THEM UP AND JUST ARE MONITORING THAT AS WE GO. AND FINALLY, TRYING TO MAINTAIN A SAFE AND CLEAN WORK ENVIRONMENT WORKING WITH THE OPERATIONS AND SERVICE TIME O MAKE SURE EVERY HAS A NICE SAFE PLACE TO WORK AND PLENTY OF SUPPLIES TO PULL IT OFF.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: ARE THERE ANY QUESTIONS? HEARING NONE, WE'LL CONTINUE MOVING ON.

>> M. GREESON: THE NEXT SECTION LEADER OF THE PLANNING SECTION, THAT'S BEING LED BY ROBYN STEWART.

I'M GOING TO TURN IT OVER TO HER.

>> THANK YOU. SO THE PLANNING SECTION, REALLY LOOKS FORWARD TO THE NEXT STAGES OF THE CRISIS OR THE INCIDENT WE'RE IN. SO WE ARE LOOKING AT WHAT THOSE MIGHT LOOK LIKE AND HOW WE MIGHT PREPARE OR THEM.

SO A SUBSET OR A BRANCH OF OUR SECTION FOCUSES ON COMMUNITY SUPPORT AND ENGAGEMENT. SO ACTUALLY, MR. HURLEY, WELL HE PROVIDES SUPPORT FOR LOGISTICS AND MANAGES THAT BRANCH.

AND MANY OF THE STAFF MEMBERS IN PARKS AND RECREATION ALONG WITH OTHERS IN THE CITY ARE LOOKING AT COMMUNITY EVENTS ON THE CALENDAR OVER THE FUTURE WEEKS AND MONTHS.

AND LOOKING AT EACH EVENTS AND FIGURING OUT WHAT OUGHT TO HAPPEN WITH IT. DOES IT NEED TO BE POSTPONED OR CHANGED TO A DIFFERENT FORMAT, IS IT SOMETHING THAT HAS O BE CANCELED? SO THEY HAVE BEEN WORKING WITH THAT AND TALKING WITH THE COMMUNITY PARTNERS INVOLVED WITH

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THOSE EVENTS. THEY ARE LOOKING AT WAYS TO KEEP THE COMMUNITY CONNECTED DURING THIS TIME OF PHYSICAL DISTANCING. AND SO THAT'S WHERE YOU SEE MANY OF THE ACTIVITIES THAT HAVE MOVED ONLINE INTO VIRTUAL SETTING. SO THEY CONTINUE TO KIND OF WORK THROUGH PLANNING COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS AND WHAT THAT NEEDS TO LOOK LIKE MOVING FORWARD. WE HAVE ANOTHER BRANCH OF THE PLANNING SECTION THAT IS FOCUSED ON FINANCIAL PLANNING.

I'M NOT GOING TO GO INTO THAT EXTENSIVELY RIGHT NOW BECAUSE I KNOW THAT'S PLANNED A LITTLE LATER IN THE BRIEFING.

MR. GREESON WANT TO TALK ABOUT THAT ESSENTIALLY, THE GROUP IS LOOKING AT SHORT-TERM CASH CONSERVATION STRATEGIES AND LONGER-TERM STRATEGIES TO THINK ABOUT THE LONGER VIEW OF THE CITY'S FINANCIAL PROJECTIONS. THE THIRD AREA THE PLANNING SECTION IS STARTING TO WORK ON AND FOCUS ON IS HOW WE MIGHT REOPEN, WHEN IT MAKES SENSE TO DO SO.

IF YOU REALLY LISTEN AT THE STATE AND FEDERAL LEVEL, YOU ARE HEARING A LOT OF INFORMATION ABOUT WAYS THE ECONOMY AND THE COUNTRY AND THE COMMUNITIES CAN START O REOPEN.

WE EXPECT THAT WILL BE A GRADUAL PROCESS AND DRIVEN BY PUBLIC HEALTH ADVISE ON WAYS TO KEEP OUR CITY EMPLOYEES, AS WELL AS PUBLIC AS SAFE AS REASONABLE FROM EXPOSURE FROM HE VIRUS.

WE EXPECT IT WILL HAVE PHASES OF REOPENING AS WE MOVE INTO THOSE STATEMENTS. -- STAGES.

WE'RE LOOKING AT HAT THOSE PHASES MIGHT LOOK LIKE.

RECOGNIZING WE WON'T ASSIGN TIMELINES OR SPECIFIC DATES UNTIL PUBLIC HEALTH OFFICIALS INDICATE IT'S REASONABLE TO DO SO. WE EXPECT TO BE IN THIS FOR A LONG TIME. SO WE ARE THINKING IT WILL BE MONTHS BEFORE WE FULLY RETURN TO WHAT PEOPLE MAY BE EXPECTED LIFE TO LOOK LIKE BEFORE WE GOT INTO THIS.

I WAS ASKED TO TOUCH ON ONE OF THE THINGS I WAS MOST PROUD OF IN WORKING WITH THE PLANNING GROUP AND REALLY WORKING IN THIS. AS I THINK ABOUT THAT, I THINK THE BIGGEST ACCOMPLISHMENT HAS BEEN SEEN IN THE DEDICATION OF THE CITY EMPLOYEES, EVERY PHASE WE'VE BEEN PLANNING FOR, THEY HAVE ASKED WHAT THEY CAN DO TO HELP.

THEY PROVIDED THE HELP AND DONE WHAT NEEDED TO BE DONE AND PERSEVERED EVEN THOUGH THEIR WORK LIVES HAVE CHANGED DRAMATICALLY IN THIS TIME. AND SO I'VE BEEN REALLY IMPRESSED WITH THE DEDICATION AND THE CREATIVITY OR CITY STAFF HAS SHOWN THROUGHOUT THE ORGANIZATION AS WE TRY TO MANAGE

THIS. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: OKAY.

DOES ANYBODY HAVE ANY QUESTIONS FOR MS. STEWART?

>> B. KOWALCZYK: YES. ARE THERE GOING TO BE, ARE YOU THINKING ABOUT WHAT KIND OF ADJUSTMENTS YOU CAN MAKE IN THE MONTH MOVING FORWARD IN TERMS OF HOW WE DO BUSINESS? I THINK IT WILL BE MORE THAN MONTHS, THERE WILL BE SOME THINGS I THINK WILL HAVE TO CHANGE FOR THE LONGER TERM.

I'M WONDERING IN YOUR PLANNING PROCESS ARE YOU TRYING TO SORT

THROUGH THAT NOW? >> YES, WE'RE TRYING TO FIGURE OUT THOSE DIFFERENT PHASES. WE EXPECT INITIAL PHASES WILL BE SMALLER, SMALL GROUP INTERACTIONS.

AND THE LARGE EVENTS WE HAVE ARE GOING TO BE CERTAINLY IN THE LATER PHASES. WE'RE ALSO EXPECTING AS THESE THINGS WE REOPEN THEY WON'T NECESSARILY LOOK THE SAME.

THERE MAY BE REQUIREMENTS FOR EMPLOYEES AS WELL AS HE PUBLIC TO HAVE MASKS. WE'LL MAKE SURE WE HAVE HAND SANITIZER AND SOAP AVAILABLE. WE'RE TALKING ABOUT DO WE PUT UP PLEXIGLASS GLASS EDIVIDERS LIKE IN SOME RETAIL FACILITIES.

WE'RE BRAINSTORMING THOSE THINGS TO TRY TO THINK THROUGH WHAT THIS MIGHT LOOK LIKE. WE'RE IN THE EARLY STAGES OF TALKING THROUGH SERVICE BY SERVICE AND ACTIVITY BY ACTIVITY WHAT THAT WILL LOOK LIKE. WE'RE TRYING TO THINK THROUGH WITH LARGE AND SMALL SCALE AS WELL AS WHAT DIFFERENT STEPS

HAVE TO BE TAKEN. >> B. KOWALCZYK: GREAT.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: ANY OTHER QUESTIONS? OKAY, MR. GREESON, WE'LL LET YOU KEEP IT GOING.

>> M. GREESON: I'LL DO MY BEST. NOBODY BETTER THAN MR. BARTTER, WHOSE LEADING THE FINANCE SECTION.

>> P. BUCHER: THANK YOU, MR. GREESON, PRESIDENT MICHAEL, MEMBERS OF COUNCIL. THE FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION SECTION IS FOCUSED ON ISSUES SUCH AS PURCHASING FOR COVID-19 RELATED EXPENSES. PERSONNEL ISSUE, MONITORING OPPORTUNITIES FOR ADDITIONAL FUNDING AND THE FISCAL IMPACT OF THE CURRENT INCIDENT. MEMBERS INCLUDE MYSELF, MS. LORI TREGO AND MR. LINDSEY. WITH THE PASSAGE OF ORDER 15-2020, AN ADDITIONAL $100,000 TO THE CONTINGENCY LINE OF THE

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BUDGET, INCREASING THE TOTAL AMOUNT AVAILABLE IN CONTINGENCY FUNDS TO $150,000. SINCE THE PASSAGE OF THE ORDINANCE, ONLY APPROXIMATELY $5,300 HAS BEEN SPENT FROM THAT APPROPRIATION. LARGELY DUE TO PARKS AND RECREATION REFUNDS. FROM LL BUDGETARY LINES ACROSS THE ENTIRE ORGANIZATION, THE COVID-19 RESPONSE HAS COST ABOUT $28,000 IN TERMS F PPE, CLEANING SUPPLIES, GENERAL SUPPLIES, PARKS AND RECREATION REFUNDS.

WE'RE WORKING TO TRACK OVERTIME COSTS RELATED TO THE COVID-19 INCIDENT. AND WE WILL BE SUBMITTING ALL REIMBURSABLE EXPENSES THROUGH BOTH FEMA AND THE STATE, WHEREVER THAT MAYBE APPLICABLE. ON THE PERSONNEL SIDE WE'VE BEEN HEAVILY INVOLVED ENSURING COMBINES OF THE FAMILY'S FIRST CORONAVIRUS CT AND OTHER FEDERAL GUIDELINES, UPDATED THE PERSONNEL POLICIES MULTIPLE TIMES TO REFLECT ADHERENCE TO THE NEW LAWS. THAT'S IT.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: I HAD A QUESTION.

I HEARD THE FEDERAL FUNDING THEY ARE TALKING ABOUT THAT CAN GO TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT, BASICALLY ONLY REIMBURSES FOR CORONA-BASED EXPENDITURES, BASICALLY THE SAME THING FEMA REIMBURSES.

THAT IS CORRECT? >> THAT'S MY UNDERSTANDING AT

THIS POINT. >> M. GREESON: I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT TO HAVE DISTINCTIONS, THERE IS FEMA UNDING THAT IS DISASTER ASSISTANCE FUNDING. THAT WE'LL BECOME ELIGIBLE AND WE HAVE LIMITED EXPENSES ASSOCIATED THAT WE'LL SEEK REIMBURSEMENT. AND THEN DOLLARS THAT COME FROM THE VARIOUS ACTS LIKE THE CARES ACT PASSED, THAT WILL COME FLOW THROUGH THE STATE GOVERNMENT HOPEFULLY TO LOCAL GOVERNMENTS.

SOME OF THOSE DOLLARS, I THINK IT'S OVER $4 BILLION THAT WILL COME TO OHIO, IT'S MY UNDERSTANDING THAT COMMUNITIES OVER 500,000 WILL RECEIVE DIRECT DISBURSEMENTS FROM THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT. THE OTHERS WILL COME FROM THE STATE. AND I'LL, I WILL NOT INTENTENDIG TO CONTRADICT OF YOU . IN FACT, I HEARD 96 MIXED INFORMATION HOW THE FUNDS WILL BE DISPERSED.

ONE, IS THEY WOULD ONLY OCCUR TO REIMBURSE DIRECT COSTS WHICH DOESN'T MAKE SINCE SENSE TO ME BECAUSE THAT'S WHAT THE FEMA DOLLARS ARE DOING. OR DISPERSED BASED ON A FORMULA WE'RE NOT AWARE OF AND I DON'T THINK MANY LOCAL GOVERNMENTS ARE. SO I THINK THERE MIGHT E REASON TO ADVOCATE FOR THOSE DOLLARS TO GET DISPERSED TO LOCAL GOVERNMENTS, A, QUICKLY, AND B, WITH AS FEW STRINGS ATTACHED AS POSSIBLE. THE REAL CHALLENGE FOR LOCAL GOVERNMENTS, IN ADDITION TO TRYING TO PREVENT EXPOSURE, MAINTAINING PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT, THE PENDING CHALLENGE FOR LOCAL GOVERNMENTS JUST LIKE BUSINESSES IS LIKELY DRAMATIC DROP IN REVENUE. AND SO EVENUE REPLACEMENT WOULD BE THE BEST WAY TO ENSURE WE HAVE CONTINUITY IN SERVICES.

NOT JUST DIRECT COVID-19-RELATED REIMBURSEMENTS.

WE'RE GOING TO MONITOR THAT CLOSELY.

THAT'S MR. BARTTER'S TASK. IF HE HAS DIFFERENT INFORMATION, HE CAN FEEL FREE TO PROVIDE IT. MR. BARTTER?

>> I THINK IT'S A FLUID SITUATION BUT IT CONTINUES TO

EVOLVE. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: THE OHIO MUNICIPAL LEAGUE SENT SOMETHING OUT TODAY ASKING FOR PEOPLE TO CONTACT LEGISLATURES. LEGISLATORS, IS THAT OMETHING WE SHOULD BE DOING IN THE CITY OF WORTHINGTON?

>> M. GREESON: I THINK WE SHOULD.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: I THINK WE NEED THE TAX REIMBURSEMENT OR MONEY TO REPLACE SOME OF THE TAX MONEY WE'LL LOSE.

OTHER COUNCILMEMBERS, DO YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ON THIS? HEARING NONE, MR. GREESON, KEEP MOVING.

>> M. GREESON: I'M EXCITED ABOUT THIS, THIS PORTION OF IT.

OUR ONE OF THE SECTIONS OF THE INCIDENT COMMAND STRUCTURE IS

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THE LIAISON SECTION. THAT'S ABLY LED BY DAVID MCCORKLE. HE'S GOING TO TALK ABOUT WHAT THE LIAISON SECTION IS AND WHAT IT'S DOING.

HE'S INVITED TWO OF OUR COMMUNITY PARTNERS TO BE A PART OF THE RIEFING. NINA PURINI FROM THE WORTHINGTON PARTNERSHIP AND NICK LINCOLN HOLDER FROM THE RESOURCE PANTRY.

I'M GOING TO TURN IT OVER TO MRE LIAISON SECTION BRIEFING.

>> THANK YOU, MR. GREESON. PRESIDENT MICHAEL, MEMBERS OF COUNCIL, I'M PLEASED TO INTRODUCE GUEST SPEAKERS.

SUBCOMMITTEE GUEST SPEAKERS. VERY QUICKLY, I GAVE YOU AN UPDATE A COUPLE OF WEEKS AGO ON THE ROLE OF THE LIAISON GROUP AND INCIDENT COMMAND STRUCTURE. JUST A QUICK BACKGROUND ON THAT.

WE DO HAVE ABOUT 250 PLUS ORGANIZATIONS THAT WE'RE REACHING OUT TO ON A WEEKLY BASIS THAT DOES INCLUDE SOME OF OUR PRIMARY PARTNERS. SOME OF OUR SECONDARY PARTNERS AND BUSINESS COMMUNITY MEMBERS. SO EMPLOYERS AS WELL AS OUR FAITH COMMUNITY. WE DO HAVE ABOUT 250 GROUPS WE'RE CURRENTLY REACHING OUT TO. THE PRIMARY URPOSE OF US REACHING OUT AND PROVIDING WEEKLY REPORTS IS ONE, IT'S A PRIMARY POINT OF CONTACT FOR THE CITY.

FOR OUR EXTERNAL STAKEHOLDERS, WE'RE SOLICITING FEEDBACK SHARED WITH ANNE BROWN ND THE COMMUNICATIONS SIDE SO WE'RE UPDATING SOCIAL MEDIA FREQUENTLY.

WE PROVIDE A LIST OF RESOURCES. HOPEFULLY A LOT OF YOU HAVE SEEN THE LIST OF RESOURCES, FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL RESOURCES WE HAVE BEEN PUSHING OUT. WE ALSO HAVE BEEN SOLICITING FEEDBACK ON THINGS THAT MIGHT BE IMPORTANT OR THINGS THAT WE COULD POTENTIALLY ROLLOUT IN THE FUTURE.

AND FINALLY, HIS HAS BEEN A GOOD JUMPING OFF POINT FOR US TO HAVE SOME EARLY DIALOGUE WITH KEY EMPLOYERS ABOUT THE IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON THEIR PAYROLL, NOT ONLY FOR 2020 BUT GOING INTO 2021. I WON'T TAKE ANYMORE TIME.

I WOULD LIKE TO PAUSE FOR A SECOND BEFORE I INTRODUCE OUR FIRST SPEAKER AND ASK IF ANYBODY HAS ANY QUESTIONS.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: ANY QUESTIONS?

>> SORRY, GO AHEAD. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: DOES ANYBODY HAVE A QUESTION? GUESS NOT.

GO AHEAD. >> I WOULD LIKE TO INTRODUCE OUR FIRST SPEAKER, THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE WORTHINGTON RESOURCE PANTRY, NICK LINCOLN HOLDER.

>> THANK YOU, DAVID. THE WORTHINGTON RESOURCE PANTRY BEGAN CAR SIDE DISTRIBUTION OF PREPACKED FOOD KITS ON SATURDAY, MARCH 14TH. SINCE MARCH 14TH, WE HAVE INCREASED OF 76% OVER LAST YEAR. WE SERVED 5,743 INDIVIDUALS.

AND 67,185 MEALS. AND THIS IS THE BIG NUMBER.

438 OF THOSE VISITS WERE FROM FAMILIES WHO HAD NEVER VISITED THE WORTHINGTON RESOURCE PANTRY BEFORE.

THAT'S A 595% INCREASE OVER THAT SAME 30-DAY PERIOD FROM THE YEAR BEFORE. THAT'S AN INCREDIBLE JUMP FOR US. WE'VE NEVER SEEN A JUMP LIKE THAT. IT'S HARD TO PULL OUT WORTHINGTON NUMBERS. 4325 AND 4385 INDIVIDUALLY, OR I SHOULD SAY THOSE COMBINED, ABOUE NUMBER OF PANTRY VISITS.

FROM THOSE TWO ZIP CODES. LUCKILY THE COMMUNITY HAS COME TOGETHER. AND REALLY MADE SOME INCREDIBLE CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE PANTRY. OUR INDIVIDUAL CONTRIBUTIONS OVER THE 30-DAY PERIOD BETWEEN MARCH AND APRIL 14TH INCREASED 11 TIMES OVER WHAT THEY DID, THE YEAR BEFORE.

SO THIS COMMUNITY HAS REALLY SEEN THE VALUE OF WHAT WE'RE

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DOING. AND HAS TAKEN UPON THEMSELVES TO MAKE SURE WE CONTINUE TO DO THAT.

THE NEED IS GOING TO CONTINUE TO RISE.

OUR FOOD COSTS ARE NOT GOING DOWN.

WE'RE SEEING LESS CONTRIBUTIONS IN TERMS OF OUR DONATED FOOD FROM THE GROCERY STORES. AND FROM OUR FOOD DRIVES SINCE PEOPLE, THE GROCERY STORES DON'T HAVE THE FOOD TO DONATE.

AND PEOPLE AREN'T GOING TO SCHOOL, THEY AREN'T CONGREGATING. IT'S HARD TO DO THE FOOD DRIVES.

WE'RE USING THOSE CONTRIBUTIONS TO PURCHASE FOOD RIGHT NOW.

THE WE'VE APPLES BEEN ABLE TO COMMAND OUR SERVICES TO SUPPORT MORE -- EXPAND, TO SUPPORT MORE FOLKS.

THE WRITE UP IN THIS WEEK'S NEWS ABOUT COLLABORATION WITH HONDA, MR. MCCORKLE HELPED FACILITATE, WHICH WAS WONDERFUL.

SO WE'RE DONATING -- SORRY, DRIBBING FOOD TO ABOUT -- DELIVERING FOOD TO ABOUT 25 HOMEBOUND FAMILIES RIGHT NOW.

AND EVERY WEEK THE NUMBER GETS HIGHER.

WE PARTNERED WITH WORTHINGTON SCHOOLS TO DISTRIBUTE FRESH PRODUCE KITS TO THOSE FAMILIES WHEN THEY PICKUP THE MEALS ON WEDNESDAY MORNINGS, THEY ALSO GET A KID-FRIENDLY PRODUCE KIT THAT'S GOT KID-FRIENDLY FRUITS AND VEGETABLES.

WE'VE ONLY BEEN ABLE TO DO HAT THROUGH THE PARTNERSHIPS WITH TILTENS, KING BUSINESS INTERIOR, AND SUPERGAMES, WHICH HAVE EACH MADE TRIPS TO GROVE CITY TO THE MID-OHIO FOOD BANK MULTIPLE TIMES A WEEK O GET EXTRA FOOD FOR WE PROVIDE THAT FRESH, HEALTHY FOOD.

I DID WANT TO POINT OUT THIS WEEK IS NATIONAL VOLUNTEER WEEK.

AND I WANT TO MAKE SPECIAL MENTION OF THE HUNDREDS OF VOLUNTEERS WHO MAKE IT POSSIBLE FOR US TO DO EVERYTHING WE'RE DOING AT THE PANTRY. BOTH THOSE VOLUNTEERS WHO HAVE JUST JOINED US HERE SINCE THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC STARTED.

BUT ALSO THOSE VOLUNTEERS WHO ARE STAYING HOME.

TAKING CARE OF THEIR FAMILIES AND THEMSELVES.

WE MISS THEM AND REALLY LOOK FORWARD TO HAVING THEM JOIN US BACK AT THE PANTRY WHEN THEY CAN.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: DOES ANYBODY HAVE ANY QUESTIONS?

>> B. KOWALCZYK: YES. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR EVERYTHING YOU ARE DOING. FOR EVERYTHING THE PANTRY IS DOING TO MEET THE NEEDS OF THE FOLKS IN THE COMMUNITY.

ONE QUESTION IS IN TERMS OF THE FOOD SUPPLY.

YOU HAVE TO BUY MORE FOOD. I KNOW I HEARD THERE ARE CHALLENGES COMING AND THERE IS CHALLENGES NOW IN TERMS OF ACCESS TO FOOD. SO FOR PANTRIES IN PARTICULAR, IN THIS SITUATION. SO IS THAT SOMETHING YOU ARE SEEING? IF SO, HOW ARE YOU DEALING WITH

THAT? >> IT'S ABSOLUTELY SOMETHING WE'RE SEEING. WE HAVE -- USUALLY WE MAKE ONE LARGE MID-OHIO FOOD PURCHASE ORDER EVERY MONTH THAT IS ANYWHERE BETWEEN 8,012,000 POUNDS OF PURCHASED FOOD EVERY MONTH. -- 8,000 TO 12,000.

WE HAVE GONE FROM ONCE A MONTH DELIVERY ON THAT TO TWICE A MONTH DELIVERY ON THAT. JUST TO BE ABLE TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF WHATEVER MIGHT COME UP AS AVAILABLE.

MID-OHIO ORDERING DOESN'T WORK LIKE, YOU KNOW, A WHOLESALER, YOU KNOW F WE WERE BUYING WHOLE SALE FROM U.S. FOODS OR CISCO.

WE COULD REASONABLY GUESS WHAT'S ON THE ORDER, WHAT'S GOING TO BE AVAILABLE EVERY WEEK. MID-OHIO IS BASED ON WHAT THEY HAVE AVAILABLE. WHAT THEY CAN GET FOR A REASONABLE PRICE. WHAT COMPANIES HAVE RELEASED.

IF KRAFT HAS A TRUCK LOAD OF MACARONI AND CHEESE THAT IS AVAILABLE, THE MID-OHIO WILL GO OUT AND GET IT.

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IF IT'S NOT AVAILABLE IS NOT REALLY -- WE ARE PRETTY LOW ON CAN FOODS IN A WAY WE'VE NOT EEN FOR PROBABLY FIVE OR SIX YEARS.

WE HAVE BEEN SLOWLY MIGRATING FOR THE LAST SEVEN OR EIGHT YEARS TO A MUCH MORE FRESH FOCUSED MODEL.

LUCKILY, BECAUSE OF THE TIME OF THE YEAR WE'RE IN, THERE IS A LOT OF FRESH FOOD THAT'S STILL AVAILABLE.

THE CANNED FOOD, BECAUSE GROCERY STORES ARE, PEOPLE ARE BUYING IT OFF GROCERY STORE SHELVES IN A WAY THEY HAVEN'T PURCHASED IT IN A LONG TIME, IT'S NOT AVAILABLE FOR THE FOOD BANK TO GET AND ULTIMATELY NOT AVAILABLE FOR US TO GET.

THE OTHER THING E'RE REALLY KEEPING AN EYE ON IS OUR FRESH MEAT SITUATION. WE KNOW THAT IF MEAT SUPPLY GOES DOWN IN THIS COUNTRY, THAT'S GOING TO HURT THE PANTRY QUITE A BIT. WE REPLY ON FULLY STOCKED MEAT COUNTERS. THOSE FIRST COUPLE OF WEEKS WE WERE REALLY LOW IN OUR FRESH PROTEIN CHOICES.

IT STARTED TO RETURN A LITTLE BIT.

WE'RE KEEPING A VERY CLOSE EYE ON WHAT THOSE DONATIONS MIGHT LOOK LIKE OVER THE NEXT FEW WEEKS.

>> B. KOWALCZYK: A FOLLOW-UP. VERY INTERESTING.

A FOLLOW-UP QUESTION TO THAT. IN TERMS OF YOUR RESOURCES, DONATIONS, I KNOW THE HAS BEEN SOME MOVEMENT AT THE STATE LEVEL AND THE FEDERAL LEVEL THROUGH THE VARIOUS BILLS PUSHING MONEY DOWN. HAVE YOU BEEN ABLE TO TAKE

ADVANTAGE OF ANY OF THAT YET? >> SO THE WAY THAT THE SYSTEM WORKS, THOSE OLLARS GO DIRECTLY TO THE FOOD BANKS.

AND GENERALLY, WE DON'T HAVE ACCESS TO DOLLARS THAT GO TO THE FOOD BANKS. THE FOOD BANKS WILL USE THAT MONEY TO PURCHASE FOOD AND THEY MAY LOWER OUR COST.

AND SO THAT ONEY WOULD BE SOMETHING THAT HELPS US IN TWO OR THREE MONTHS. IT'S NOT SOMETHING THAT WE'VE SEEN AN IMMEDIATE, WE'VE GOT MORE COMING IN TOMORROW.

AND THAT ORDER IS GOING TO COST US ABOUT THE SAME AS IT DID LAST MONTH.

I'M GUESSING MAY, JUNE, JULY ORDERS ARE GOING TO BE LESS EXPENSIVE BECAUSE MID-OHIO HAS BEEN ABLE TO USE SOME OF THE

DOLLARS TO PURCHASE FOOD. >> B. KOWALCZYK: IMPORTANT POINT IS YOU ARE NOT SEEING THE MONEY SO YOU STILL EED CONTRIBUTIONS AND DONATIONS FROM FOLKS IN ORDER TO BE ABLE TO PURCHASE THAT FOOD AND AKE THE FOOD KITS.

>> YEAH. ABSOLUTELY.

AND TO THAT POINT, I SAW A REPORT FROM FEEDING AMERICA THAT SAID NATIONWIDE, WE DON'T ANTICIPATE THE, OUR LEVELS GOING BACK TO 2019 LEVELS UNTIL AT LEAST THE END OF 2021 AND PROBABLY INTO 2022. WE'RE IN THIS FOR THE LONG HAUL.

>> B. KOWALCZYK: WOW. WELL, THANK YOU.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: THANK YOU OR ALL YOU ARE DOING.

ARE THERE ANY OTHER QUESTIONS FROM OTHER COUNCILMEMBERS? I THINK WE ALL APPRECIATE THE HARD WORK OF THE FOOD PANTRY AND

WHAT THEY ARE DOING TO HELP. >> THANK YOU.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: YES, MR. MCCORKLE?

>> YES, IF NICK IS DONE, I WAS GOING TO INTRODUCE NINA.

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

>> HI THERE. >> I APPLAUD NICK AND THE RESOURCE PANTRY. INCREDIBLE WORK.

I'M HAPPY TO INTRODUCE OUR NEXT SPEAKER.

WE WERE EXCITED TO HAVE A COUPLE OF AWESOME EXAMPLES OF COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP HERE. NINA PUREASONNA, THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE WORTHINGTON PARTNERSHIP.

PARINAY. >> HI THERE, THANK YOU.

HI PRESIDENT MICHAEL AND MEMBERS OF COUNCIL.

I HAVE A SLIDE SHOW TO SHOW INV. THANK YOU TO DAVID.

DAVID HAS BEEN A WONDERFUL RESOURCE FOR ALL OF US DURING THIS TIME. AS YOU KNOW, HE SITS ON THE BOARD. HE'S BEEN A GREAT COUNCIL FOR US AS WE NAVIGATE THIS UNCERTAIN TIME.

OUR COVID-19 RESPONSE CAN BE SUMMED IN TEAM WORK AND NEW

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APPROACHES. IT'S BEEN CRAZY FOR EVERYONE, OBVIOUSLY. WE WORK SO CLOSELY WITH THE SMALL BUSINESSES IN THE HISTORIC DISTRICT AND THROUGHOUT THE CITY OF WORTHINGTON. IT'S JUST BEEN ABSOLUTELY DEVASTATED FOR MOST OF THEM. WE TRIED TO PICK OURSELVES OFF AND DUST OURSELVES OFF AND TRY TO COME UP WITH NEW APPROACHES.

THIS IS A PICTURE OF THE YARD SIGN WE PUT UP ON THE VILLAGE GREEN RIGHT AS THE STAY AT HOME ORDER CAME OUT.

I'M TRYING TO ENCOURAGE FOLKS TO SHOP LOCAL.

IT'S BEEN A TEAM EFFORT. BOARD MEMBERS HAVE DONE TARGETED SOCIAL MEDIA. YOU CAN SEE WE HAD A TARGETED APPROACH ON HOW THE SOCIAL MEDIA WORKED.

WE ACTUALLY HAVE A THREE BRANDS UNDERNEATH THE PARTNERSHIPS.

IT'S THE PARTNERSHIP, THE EXPERIENCE WORTHINGTON BRAND AS WELL AS THE FARMERS MARKET. AND I'LL TALK MORE ABOUT THOSE.

WE TURNED THE PARTNERSHIP TO SUPPORT LOCAL BUSINESS PAGE.

IF YOU PERUSE THE SOCIAL MEDIA, WE'VE BEEN GOING AT IT TENACIOUSLY TO MAKE SURE EVERYONE KNOWS WHOSE OPEN, THE NEW HOURS AND SPECIALS. WE TRIED TO USE SOCIAL MEDIA TO GET THE WORD OUT. WE AS YOU KNOW, WE HAVE MEETINGS EVERY MONTH ON THE LAST TUESDAY. SO WE MET VIRTUALLY ON MARCH 31ST. WE HAD A OOM MEETING.

AND WE WELCOMED FIVE STAFF MEMBERS, INCLUDING THE PRESIDENT OF FC BANK, JENNY SAUNDERS FOR OUR MERCHANT MEETING WHEN THE CARES ACT WAS ANNOUNCED, AND FC BANK HAS DONE A FANTASTIC JOB OF BEING A GREAT COMMUNITY PARTNER, AS USUAL.

THEY MET WITH US AND OUR MERCHANTS, AND REALLY WALKED THEM THROUGH AND HELD THEIR HAND ON HOW TO APPLY FOR SOME OF THOSE RELIEF FUNDS. SO THAT WAS REALLY HELPFUL.

IT WAS NICE TO CONNECT WITH THEM AND TALK THROUGH THINGS.

IT'S AGAIN, JUST BEEN TRAGIC TO WATCH MALL BUSINESSES SUFFER THROUGH THIS. SO HOPEFULLY, THEY ARE ABLE TO GET THAT FUNDING RELIEF AND STAY AFLOAT.

SOMETHING ELSE WE'VE DONE THAT WE REALLY APPRECIATE THE CITY'S FLEXIBILITY IS PLACE THESE NEW SIGNS THAT ALLOW US TO ADVERTISE RESTAURANTS OPEN FOR CARRY OUT. BECAUSE PEOPLE ARE NOT REALLY DRIVING THAT MUCH, WE NEED TO CATCH THEIR ATTENTION AS BEST WE CAN. THESE FEATHER FLAGS HAVE BEEN GREAT TO DRAW ATTENTION TO SOME OF OUR RESTAURANTS WHO ARE STILL OPEN AND DOING CARRY OUT. LIKE I SAID, IT'S EEN TOUGH LISTENING TO THESE POOR BUSINESSES DEAL WITH THE ISSUES OF CLOSING THEIR DOORS. I WANTED TO HIGHLIGHT A BRIGHT SPOT, A.R. WORKSHOP HAS DONE A GREAT JOB OF PIVOTING AND FOCUSING ON DIY KITS, OVER 600 KITS DELIVERED TO CENTRAL OHIO.

THE OWNER GENJENN IS HUMBLED AND GRATEFUL TO THE PARTNERSHIP FROM THE COMMUNITIES AND CUSTOMERS NER IN THEIR WILDEST DREAM THINK THEY WOULD SURVIVE BUT THRIVE. THEY EXPERIENCED A 40% SALES GROWTH YEAR OVER YEAR IN THE MONTH OF MARCH.

THEY ARE A SHINING EXAMPLE OF HOW TO PIVOT AND DO WELL.

A LOT OF BUSINESSES ARE DOING THE SAME.

PIVOTING, TAKE HOME KITS, CARRY OUT, ONLINE SHOPPING.

AS YOU CAN IMAGINE, THAT KIND OF SUCCESS STORE IS FEW AND FAR BETWEEN. BUT A.R. WORKSHOP HAS DONE A GREAT JOB. MOVING ONTO EXPERIENCE WORTHINGTON. OUR TOURISM ARM, THAT STAFF HAS BEEN A HUGE DRIVER FOR OUR IMPACT.

WE'VE HAD AN INCREDIBLE IMPACT TO GET THE WORD OUT ABOUT OUR BUSINESS COMMUNITY. BETH DECKER, THE TOURISM DIRECTOR HAS YEARS AND YEARS OF EXPERIENCE WORKING WITH SMALL BUSINESSES. SHE'S BEEN GREAT HELPING US KEEP IN TOUCH WITH THEM AND UPDATE OUR WEBSITE.

TRAFFIC TO OUR WEBSITE EXPERIENCE WORTHINGTON.COM DOUBLED IN THE LAST SIX WEEKS, UP 100%.

83% ARE FIRST TIME VISITORS. A 50% INCREASE OVER THE LAST FEW WEEKS. WE'VE BEEN DOING A GREAT JOB OF GETTING THE WORD OUT AND DRIVING FOLKS O REDUCED WEBSITE.

WE REDUCED IT TO BASICALLY WHICH BUSINESSES ARE OPEN AND HAVE SPECIAL HOURS AS WELL AS INFORMATION ON THE FARMERS

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MARKET. LIKE I SAID, OUR TOURISM DIRECTOR HAS DONE A GREAT JOB OF SUPPORTING LOCAL BUSINESSES, PUTTING OUT SPECIAL PROJECTS AND PROMOTIONS.

THIS IMAGE WAS ONE OF THE FIRST WE PUT OUT TRYING TO KEEP PEOPLE CALM AND GIVE THEM IDEAS ON HOW TO SUPPORT LOCAL BUSINESSES.

THIS IS FUND, SMALL BUSINESS BINGO.

THESE ARE THINGS YOU CAN DO FROM THE COMFORT OF YOUR HOME TO HELP SUPPORT THINGS IN OUR COMMUNITY. NOT ONLY SHOPPING ONLINE BUT DONATING TO SOME OF OUR KEY PARTNERS AND REALLY JUST TRYING TO REMIND FOLKS OF THINGS THEY CAN DO TO STAY IN TOUCH ND CAN KEEP CONNECT TODAY THE COMMUNITY.

THIS WAS A FUN REMINDER, HOPEFULLY YOU SAY THIS.

WE CAME UP WITH THIS BETH SAW THIS IN ANOTHER COMMUNITY AND BRAINSTORMED FUN THINGS HOW TO MEASURE SIX-FEET OF DISTANCE IN THE WORTHINGTON WAY. WE THOUGHT THAT WAS FUN.

THE OTHER THING THAT SHE HAS BEEN WORKING ON DILIGENTLY WITH THE WORTHINGTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY THEY HAVE LAUNCHED NEW TOURS, THERE IS A PDF WITH GREAT INFORMATION ON SAINT JOHN'S CHURCH CEMETERY AND TWO VIRTUAL TOURS.

ONE OF OLD WORTHINGTON AND ONE OF WALNUT GROVE CEMETERY.

WE'RE HOPING TO GET ONE MORE OF A PERHAPS DRIVING TOUR OF SOME PUBLIC ARTS SITES. SO AGAIN, TRYING TO PLAY TO HOW CAN WE KEEP CONNECTED TO THE COMMUNITY WITHOUT GATHERING SOCIALLY. SO THOSE HAVE BEEN LAUNCHED SUCCESSFULLY. ONTO WHAT HAS TAKEN MOST OF OUR TIME IN THE LAST SIX WEEKS, IS THE WORTHINGTON FARMERS MARKET.

AS YOU ALL KNOW, WE'RE THE LARGEST FARMERS MARKET IN THE REGION, ALSO THE NLY YEAR-ROUND MARKET.

WHILE MOST MAJOR FARMERS MARKETS HAVEN'T STARTED THEIR SEASON, WE GO TYPICALLY 50 WEEKS A YEAR, AND A 33-YEAR OPERATION, THAT WAS A WELL OILED MACHINE COMPLETELY TURNED ON ITS HEAD.

FARMERS MARKETS ARE ABOUT PERSONAL INTERACTION.

THE TEAM OF THE FARMERS MARKET HAS WORKED AROUND THE CLOCK WITH MY SUPPORT TO HELP PIVOT AND CHANGE TO A NEW MODEL.

SO WE CLOSED ON MARCH 14TH. IT WAS I THINK THE FIRST TIME WE CLOSED THE FARMERS MARKET FOR ANYTHING OTHER THAN A WEATHER RELATED EMERGENCY. UNFORTUNATELY, WE CLOSED THE MARKET THAT DAY. BUT THE VERY NEXT WEEK WE ERE UP AND READY TO GO ON MARCH 21ST WITH THE PREORDER AND PICKUP MODEL AT THE COMMUNITY CENTER.

I WANT TO TAKE A MINUTE TO THANK DAVID MCCORKLE AND DARREN HURLEY WHO WERE INSTRUMENTAL IN HELPING US USE THE COMMUNITY CENTER PROPERTY AND GIVE US WHATEVER WE NEEDED TO MAKE IT WORK.

SO WE ARE TRULY BLESSED TO BE HERE IN WORTHINGTON AND HAVE THAT SUPPORT FROM THE CITY. SO WE HAVE HAD FIVE WEEKS UNDER OUR BELT AS A DRIVE THRU PREORDER MARKET.

YOU CAN SEE IT'S NEARLY DOUBLED EVERY WEEK.

EXCEPT FOR LAST WEEK, WE HAD A SMALL INCREASE.

WE FEEL WE REALLY GOT THE SYSTEM DOWN PAT.

WE'RE HANDLING NEARLY 1,000 ORDERS A WEEK AS A DRIVE THRU MARKET. A QUOTE FROM A CUSTOMER, THEY SAID AMAZING, GREAT JOB. APPRECIATE THE SENIOR HOURS IN THE WORTHINGTON FARMERS MARKET. WE ARE NOW OFFERING 9:00 A.M. TO NOON FOR PICKUP WITH 9:00 A.M. TO 10 A.M. FOR SENIORS, HIGH-RISK INDIVIDUALS OR ANYONE PICKING UP ONE ITEM SO THEY CAN GET IN AND OUT AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE AND GET HOME.

HERE YOU SEE A COUPLE OF PICTURES FROM OUR DRIVE THRU MARKET. AS NICK HAS MENTIONED WITH THE PANTRY, IT'S NATIONAL VOLUNTEER WEEK.

AND HONESTLY, WE COULD NOT DO THE MARKET WITHOUT VOLUNTEERS, IT TAKES NEARLY 0 PEOPLE TO SUCCESSFULLY RUN THIS MARKET EVERY WEEKEND. THE FARMERS MARKET IS KNOWN FOR ROBUST VOLUNTEER PROGRAM. INTERESTINGLY, MOST OF THE VOLUNTEERS ARE IN THAT HIGH-RISK CATEGORY.

WE HAD TO COME UP WITH NEW VOLUNTEERS FOR THIS NEW MODEL, WHICH HAS BEEN A BLESSING IN DISGUISE, WHEN WE'RE OFFERING THIS CONNECTION TO THE COMMUNITY TO NEW FOLKS TO HELP US OUT.

SO YOU SEE HERE, DOING OUR NO TOUCH PREORDER DELIVERY, WHERE WE PLACE THINGS IN CUSTOMER'S TRUNKS.

JUST A COUPLE F NUMBERS. THIS PAST WEEKEND, 43 PRODUCERS PARTICIPATED JUST TO GIVE OU A REFERENCE, NORMALLY WE HAVE UPWARDS OF 70 TO 75 PRODUCERS THIS TIME OF YEAR.

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AND AT THE HEIGHT OF THE SEASON, OUTDOOR MARKET WILL HAVE CLOSE TO 100. AGAIN, WE'RE THE LARGEST FARMERS MARKET IN THE WHOLE REGION. WE HAD 43 PRODUCERS PARTICIPATE LAST SATURDAY AND 19 ON SITE. HALF THE ORDERS ARE DELIVERED BEFORE THE MARKET OPENS AND VOLUNTEERS SORT AND HANDOUT.

AND THE 19 ONSITE PRODUCERS ARE MOSTLY TEMPERATURE CONTROLLED OR HIGH-VOLUME PRODUCERS WHERE THEY PUT THE ORDERS IN THE CAR.

AND THEN WE COUNTED THIS WEEKEND, WE HAD 551 CARS COME THROUGH THE COMMUNITY CENTER PARKING LOT IN THREE HOURS.

ANOTHER SHOUT-OUT TO THE CITY AND THE PARTNERSHIP WE HAVE WITH THEM. DAVID MCCORKLE WAS ABLE TO GET THE CITY GIS MANAGE TO DEVELOP THIS BEAUTIFUL COLORED MAP.

WE DECIDED TO SEPARATE THE MARKET INTO SECTIONS.

THIS WILL BECOME VERY IMPORTANT TO US WHEN WE EXPAND WITH SEASONAL PRODUCE. IT WILL NEARLY DOUBLE OR TRIPLE OUR VOLUME. SO THOSE SECTIONS IN THE MAP WILL BECOME EVEN MORE IMPORTANT. WE'RE REALLY TRAIL BLAZERS HERE.

BECAUSE LIKE I SAID, WE WERE THE ONLY INDOOR MARKET AT THE TIME.

WE HAD TO DEAL WITH THIS BEFORE OTHER MARKETS HAVE HAD TO.

BOTH MYSELF AND CHRISTINE HAWKS, OUR FARMERS MARKET MANAGER HAVE BEEN FIELDING CALLS FROM OTHER MARKETS AROUND THE STATE BECAUSE THEY THINK WE HAVE IT FIGURED OUT.

WE'RE PUTTING WORTHINGTON ON THE MAP YET AGAIN.

WHAT'S NEXT? I'M SURE YOU ARE ALL WONDERING AS IS THE COMMUNITY AND PRODUCERS.

WHEN WE WE GO BACK TO QUOTE NORMAL? ALL WE HAVE, ALL WE COULD DO IS FOLLOW THE GOVERNOR'S PLANS.

I DON'T THINK PHASE 1 WILL INCLUDE LARGE GATHERINGS.

WE STARTED TO PLAN FOR A BROADER FOOTPRINT AND WORK CLOSELY WITH THE CITY TO FIGURE OUT HOW THAT'S GOING TO LOOK. TO ALLOW FOR PROPER SOCIAL DISTANCING. THE BOOTHS WILL NEED TO BE FURTHER APART. SO CROWDED IN THERE.

SO WE'RE REALLY GOING TO HAVE TO REINVENT THE WHEEL HERE.

AND SO NO DATES HAVE BEEN SET TO OPEN THE TYPICAL MARKET.

AS LONG AS THE COMMUNITY CENTER REMAINS CLOSE WE'LL CONTINUE TO OPERATE THE DRIVE-THRU MARKET UNTIL THINGS SIGNIFICANTLY CHANGE. THAT'S WHAT I HAD.

ANY OTHER UESTIONS? DAVID?

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: DOES ANYBODY HAVE ANY QUESTIONS? I DO WANT TO SAY THAT ON BEHALF OF THE WHOLE COUNCIL AND THE CITY, WE WANT TO THANK BOTH THE FOOD PANTRY AND RESOURCE CENTER AND WORTHINGTON PARTNERSHIP FOR ALL THAT YOU ARE DOING FOR OUR COMMUNITY. YOU ARE UST REALLY BRINGING PEOPLE TOGETHER. YOU ARE MEETING NEEDS, BRIDGING GAPS AND MAKING WORTHINGTON THE WONDERFUL PLACE WE ALL KNOW IT TO BE. BUT YOU ARE CERTAINLY, YOU AND WHERE YOUR -- AND YOUR VOLUNTEERS, PASS ON YOUR APPRECIATE FOR YOUR LEADERSHIP AND VOLUNTEERS WORKING TOGETHER, WE WOULDN'T HAVE THESE WONDERFUL PROGRAMS IN THE COMMUNITY.

DOES ANYBODY ELSE HAVE ANYTHING ON THIS? OKAY. WELL, THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

AND I GUESS -- YES? >> YOU'RE WELCOME.

>> M. GREESON: PRESIDENT MICHAEM EMBERS OF COUNCIL, I WANT TO ECHO MY THANKS TO NICK AND NINA FOR ALL THEY ARE DOING.

YOU GUYS ARE INCREDIBLE. JUST SIMPLY INCREDIBLE.

I'M GOING TO MOVE ON IN THE INTEREST OF TIME.

OUR NEXT SECTION LEADER IS NONE ANOTHER THAN ANNE BROWN, LEADING OUR COMMUNICATIONS SECTION. AND THEN WE'LL WRAP UP WITH SOME WORDS FROM OUR CHIEFS. ANN?

>> THANK YOU. SO THE PRIMARY GOAL FOR THE COMMUNICATIONS RESPONSE HAS BEEN TO PROVIDE WORTHINGTON SPECIFIC INFORMATION AS WELL AS HEALTH AND COMMUNITY RESOURCES.

ALL DESIGNED TO INFORM, EDUCATE AND GUIDE THE COMMUNITY THROUGH THE CRISIS. THE HEALTH RELATED INFORMATION, DATA RESOURCES ARE COMING FROM OUR PARTNERS WITH COLUMBUS PUBLIC HEALTH, THE OHIO DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND CDC, WE'RE WORKING TOGETHER WITH THEM TO REMAIN CONSIST WITH MESSAGING ABOUT THE HEALTH CRISIS AND FOLLOWING THEIR ADVICE ABOUT STAYING HOME, STOPPING THE SPREAD AND SHARING OTHER VITAL

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HEALTH INFORMATION FROM EXPERTS. THE LOCAL WORTHINGTON SPECIFIC INFORMATION IS BEING COMPLY COMPLIED ON THE WEBSITE.

WORTHINGTON .ORG/CORONAVIRUS. WE HAVE DAILY SITUATION UPDATES, INFORMATION ABOUT OUR BUILDING CLOSURES AND CHANGES IN OPERATIONS, HOW PEOPLE CAN BE IN TOUCH WITH CITY STAFF AND STILL GET THE SERVICES WE CONTINUE TO PROVIDE, WHETHER IT'S HOW TO OBTAIN A PERMIT OR OTHER ESSENTIAL SERVICES.

WE HAVE A SECTION ABOUT ALL THE CANCELLATIONS AND POSTPONEMENTS OF CITY MEETINGS AND COMMUNITY EVENTS.

AS WELL AS LOTS OF RESOURCES THAT ARE HEALTH RELATED OR COMMUNITY RELATED. AND HOW YOU CAN HELP.

WAYS PEOPLE CAN REACH OUT AND HELP OTHERS R HOW PEOPLE CAN RECEIVE HELP IF HEY NEED IT. WE HAVE A NEW SECTION WE ADDED WHERE WE ARE SENDING OUT OUR THANKS TO VOLUNTEERS AND COMMUNITY GROUPS WHO HAVE PROVIDED DONATIONS, PARTICULARLY FOR OUR FIRST RESPONDERS. SO WE'RE GRATEFUL AND WANT TO SAY THANKS TO THEM AS WELL. ON THE WEBSITE, ONCE EVERYTHING IS UPDATED ONLINE, I SEND OUT ALERTS WITH A NUMBER OF DIFFERENT METHODS, THROUGH THE NEWS, OUR ELECTRONIC NEWSLETTER, WEB NOTEPHICS PEOPLE -- NOTIFICATIONS AND A SLEW OF SOCIAL MEDIA CHANNELS, FACEBOOK, TWITTER, INSTAGRAM, VIDEO ON VIMIO, AND YOUTUBE. AS FAR AS I JUST WANT TO MENTION FOR ANYBODY WATCHING AT HOME, IF YOU ARE NOT RECEIVING NOTEPHICS, YOU CAN GO ONTO OUR WEBSITE AT WORTHINGTON.ORG, ENEWS SIGN UP ON THE HOMEPAGE, CLICK ON THAT. AND WE HAVE A SPECIAL CATEGORY FOR CORONAVIRUS UPDATES.

ALSO ALSO HAVE CORONAVIRUS INFORMATION AND ONGOING CITY NEWS AND EVENTS AND NITIATIVES THAT THOSE UPDATES ARE GOING OUT REGULARLY. THAT'S ONE WAY YOU CAN KEEP INFORMED. WE ALSO HAVE ON OUR FACEBOOK PAGE A THANKS TO THE PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT AND THEIR TEAM FOR PROVIDING THIS REMOTE RECREATION, WHICH HAS BEEN VERY POPULAR. THEY HAVE BEEN PROVIDING REGULAR VIDEOS AND ACTIVITIES, EXERCISE VIDEOS, THEIR STAFF IS POSTING GREETINGS FOR PEOPLE. FUN AND UPLIFTING ITEMS PEOPLE ARE SHARING, AND IT'S GETTING A LOT OF GOOD FEEDBACK FROM THE COMMUNITY. AND IN ADDITION, WE'RE COMMUNICATING AND COORDINATING WITH OUR COMMUNITY PARTNERS, WITH THE SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES AND OTHER PARTNER ORGANIZATIONS, AS WELL AS INDIVIDUALS IN OUR DIFFERENT CITY DEPARTMENTS, WORKING TOGETHER TO MAKE SURE WE PROVIDE CONSIST INFORMATION AND ALSO PROVIDING MESSAGES AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR PEOPLE TO HEAR THE GOOD NEWS STORIES COMING OUT OF THIS.

NEIGHBORS HELPING NEIGHBORS AND THE COMMUNITY STEPPING UP TO SUPPORT EACH OTHER. AS THE WEEKS AND MONTHS GO ON, WE WANT TO MAKE SURE HAT WE'RE REMAINING POSITIVE.

AND DOING WHAT WE CAN TO SUPPORT THE COMMUNITY THROUGH THE CRISIS. I'M HAPPY TO ANSWER ANY

QUESTIONS YOU MIGHT HAVE. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: ARE THERE ANY QUESTIONS? WELL -- THANK YOU.

>> B. KOWALCZYK: NOT A QUESTION. I'M SORRY.

I JUST WANTED TO EXPRESS MY APPRECIATION FOR EVERYTHING YOU HAVE DONE. YOU HAVE DONE A PHENOMENAL JOB OF GETTING OUT INFORMATION AND COMPILING INFORMATION AND MAKING IT EASY TO ACCESS. PARTICULARLY IN TIMES LIKE THESE WHEN THERE CAN BE A OVERLOAD OF INFORMATION, SOME NOT ACCURATE.

IT'S GOOD TO HAVE A SOURCE OF TRUSTED, LOCAL INFORMATION.

THANK YOU. YOU HAVE DONE A GREAT JOB.

>> THANK YOU. I APPRECIATE THAT.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: OKAY. ARE THERE ANY QUESTIONS? IF NOT, MR. GREESON, WE'LL KEEP GOING.

>> M. GREESON: PRESIDENT MICHAEI KNOW I ECHOED MS. KOWALCZYK'S WORDS. ANNE AND THE TEAM OF FOLKS ACROSS OUR ORGANIZATION HAVE DONE A PHENOMENAL JOB, JUST REMARKABLE. THERE ARE A COUPLE OF ARTNERS I HAVE IN HELPING MAKE ALL THIS INCIDENT COMMAND STRUCTURE WORK OVER THE LAST MONTH. THAT'S OUR TWO CHIEFS.

BOTH RELATIVELY NEW IN THEIR ROLES.

AND SO IT WAS PART OF THEIR ON-BOARDING PROCESS, QUITE

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FRANKLY. AND I WOULD LIKE TO GIVE CHIEF ZAMBEETO FIRST, AND CHIEF WARE AN OPPORTUNITY TO OFFER WORDS OF WISDOM. I'M GOING TO CLOSE TALKING ABOUT THE EMERGENCY DECLARATION AND THEN A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THE MEMORANDUM I WROTE. BUT I'M GOING TO TURN IT OVER TO

CHIEF MARK ZAMBEETO. >>

>> THANK YOU, MR. GREESON. AS THE NEWEST DIRECTOR AND MEMBER OF THE UNIFIED COMMAND, I HAVE HAD THE PRIVILEGE OF SEEING CITY SERVICES AMAZING DEDICATION AND COMMITMENT FROM FIRST RESPONDERSE, POLICE OFFICERS, DISPATCHERS, FIRE DEPARTMENTS, FACE CHALLENGES EVERY DAY. THIS VIRUS BRINGS A WHOLE NEW DANGER WE'RE NOT USED TO DEALING WITH.

THE MEN AND WOMEN HAVE ROLLED UP THEIR SLEEVES AND GETTING THE JOB DONE. IN ADDITION, TO UBLIC SAFETY, ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICE, PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENTS ARE DEMONSTRATING IF INNOVATION, AS AN EXAMPLE, THIS IS AN EXAMPLE I FELL IN LOVE WITH. OUR GRISWOLD CENTER STAFF HAVE BEEN CALLING MEMBERS OF THE GRISWOLD CENTER TO SAY GOOD MORNING. WE CANNOT TAKE OUR ATTENTION OFF OF THIS THREAT. I CAN ALREADY SEE THE BENEFITS FOR THE INTERDEPARTMENTAL TEAM WORK, THE MENTAL SUPPORT FOR EACH OTHER. AND THE STRONGER BOND WE'RE HAVING WITH OUR COMMUNITY. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: THANK YOU.

>> M. GREESON: CHIEF WARE. >> GOOD EVENING, PRESIDENT MICHAEL, MEMBERS OF COUNCIL. FIRST, I WANT TO ECHO THE FIRE CHIEF'S REMARKS CONCERNING THE BRAVERY, THE PERSONAL SACRIFICE AND PROFESSIONAL SERVICE OF THE FIRST RESPONDERS AND OTHER STAFFERS. THIS IS MY FIRST ONE HUNDRED DAYS IN OFFICE. I'M PROUD TO SERVE ALONGSIDE OF THEM. ADHERING TO THE MEASURES PUT IN PLACE BY THE GOVERNOR. WITHOUT A DOUBT THAT SAVED COUNTLESS LIVES. THE RATE OF SPREAD IS SLOWING BUT IS HE HIGH. WE HAVE SPREAD ADVERSELY AFFECTED THE WORKERS. PEOPLE ARE EXPERIENCING CABIN FEVER. THE NEED TO GET AWAY FOR SOME PEACE OF MIND IS REAL. BUT PLEASE DO NOT GET CAUGHT UP IN WHAT HAPPENS IN OTHER CITIES AND STATES.

WE NEED TO CONCENTRATE ON OUR COMMUNITY.

DO NOT BE LURED INTO A FALSE SENSE OF SECURITY.

WE CANNOT BECOME LAX TO THE SAFETY MEASURES IN PLACE.

THIS IS NOT OVER YET. MANY PEOPLE ARE CARRYING THE DISEASE WITHOUT EXHIBITING THE SYMPTOMS AND TOO MANY RESIDENTS ARE INFLICTED WITH HEALTH VULNERABILITIES.

TO THOSE FOLKS, THIS DISEASE CAN BE DEADLY.

LIMITING THE SPREAD IS CRITICAL FOR THE STATE TO IMPLEMENT A STRATEGY FOR ALLOWING PEOPLE TO RETURN TO WORK SAFELY AND WITHOUT INCREASING THE SPREAD OF THE VIRUS.

GETTING PEOPLE BACK TO WORK IS VITAL TO OUR ECONOMIC SUCCESS.

ALL OF US HAVE AN OBLIGATION TO MAKE SURE IT'S POSSIBLE.

AS CITIZENS OF WORTHINGTON, WE MUST CONTINUE TO DO OUR PART TO SLOW THE SPREAD. I HOPE YOU CONTINUE TO MAKE US PROUD OF YOU AS WE CONQUER THIS CHALLENGE TOGETHER.

THANK YOU. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: ANY

QUESTIONS FOR THE CHIEF? >> M. GREESON: PRESIDENT MICHAEL, WE WANTED TO, I WANTED TO CLOSE OUT AND APPRECIATE THE WORDS OF WISDOM FROM BOTH OF OUR CHIEFS.

BECAUSE IT KIND OF SUPPORTS THE NEXT CONVERSATION, WHICH IS WHEN WE FIRST STARTED THIS, EARLY ON I ISSUED A PROCLAMATION OF CIVIL EMERGENCY FOR THE CITY OF WORTHINGTON, ESSENTIALLY A STATE OF EMERGENCY. THAT EXPIRES TOMORROW AT MID-NIGHT. IT'S MY INTENT TO EXTEND IT GIVEN THE FACTORS THAT STILL FACE US WITH COVID-19.

BUT THERE HAS BEEN A QUESTION THAT HAVE BEEN ASKED ABOUT HOW STATES OF EMERGENCY WORK. AND I WANT TO TALK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THAT AND MAKE SURE I ADDRESS THAT AHEAD OF TIME.

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SO SECTION 507 OF OUR CODIFIED ORDINANCES ALLOWS ME AND THEN IN MY ABSENCE, OTHER LEADERS OF OUR ORGANIZATION, TO ISSUE PROCLAMATIONS AS TATE OF EMERGENCY.

WHEN THERE IS A PUBLIC CRISIS, WHEN THERE IS A DISASTER, AND THAT DISASTER CAN EITHER BE MAN MADE OR CAN BE NATURAL LIKE WE'RE DEALING WITH. ANYTHING THAT EFFECTS THE LIFE AND PROPERTY, LIFE OF PEOPLE IN OUR COMMUNITY, THE PROPERTYP IN OUR COMMUNITY OR SUBSTANTIALLY IMPAIRS THE FUNCTIONING OF CITY GOVERNMENT. IMPACTS OUR ABILITY TO PROVIDE SERVICES TO OUR CITIZENS. TO PROTECT THE LIFE AND PROPERTY IN THE FUNCTION OF GOVERNMENT, THE CODIFIED ORDINANCES GIVES US TO ABILITY TO INSTITUTE TEMPORARY RULES, RESTRICTIONS OR PROHIBITIONS THAT MAY NOT BE IN PLACE NORMAL TIMES.

IT MAY ALSO, THESE DECLARATIONS OF EMERGENCY MAY ALSO LIFT RULES, REQUIREMENTS AND RESTRICTIONS THAT WOULD EASE IF LIFTED, OUR RESPONSE AND ENSURE CONTINUITY OF THE GOVERNMENT DURING AN EMERGENCY. SO I AS THE CITY MANAGER HAVE ISSUED A PROCLAMATION, STATE OF CIVIL EMERGENCY FOR THE CITY.

AND THERE IS QUESTIONS THAT COUNCILMEMBER ROBINSON AND OTHERS HAVE ASKED ABOUT HOW THEY WORK.

AND I'M GOING TO REVIEW THAT BRIEFLY.

ONE, HOW IS IT ESTABLISHED AND HOW DOES IT END? IN THIS CASE, AND IN MOST CASES, THEY ARE ESTABLISHED BY THE CITY MANAGER OR CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER OF A GOVERNMENT.

WHEN WE ISSUED THIS ONE, IT WAS TIME LIMITED FOR 30 DAYS.

AND ROUGHLY A LITTLE BIT TIME TO THE LENGTH OF THE INITIAL ORDERS. IT EXPIRES TOMORROW AND WILL LIKELY EXTEND IT. IT CAN ALSO EXPIRE OR BE CHANGED BY ACTION OF MYSELF, I COULD CHOOSE TO END IT.

OR I BELIEVE A MAJORITY VOTE OF THE CITY COUNCIL.

SO I BELIEVE THAT THE COUNCIL COULD CALL A MEETING AND WITHIN 24 HOURS CAUSE THE END OF IT IF IT DEEMED IT APPROPRIATE.

THERE IS THE CODIFIED ORDINANCE ESSENTIALLY SAYS THE PERSON WHO ISSUED THE PROCLAMATION CAN END IT.

BUT THAT PERSON CAN UT TIME LIMITS OR OTHER CAVEATS IN IT.

I BELIEVE THE COUNCIL HAS THE AUTHORITY TO ALWAYS DIRECT THE CITY MANAGER AND/OR CHANGE THE ORDINANCE IF THEY DEEM APPROPRIATE. SO HAT POWERS OR CAPABILITIES ACCRUE OR DOES SUCH A STATE OF EMERGENCY OR STATE OF CIVIL EMERGENCY PROVIDE OR? IN ANY EMERGENCY PROCLAMATIONS, AND I HAVE EXPERIENCE WITH THESE BOTH IN A HURRICANE-PRONE COMMUNITY AS WELL AS HERE IN WORTHINGTON, THE POWERS THAT ARE PROVIDED ARE THE ONES SPECIFICALLY SPELLED OUT IN THE PROCLAMATION. SO YOU CAN'T EXERCISE POWERS THAT AREN'T INSERTED INTO THE PROCLAMATION.

SOMETIMES IN EMERGENCIES YOU ADD TO THE CHANGES AND RULES, TEMPORARY CHANGES IN RULES, REGULAR REGULATIONS AS YOU FACE NEW NEEDS. WHILE THE AUTHORITY IS BROAD IN THE ORDINANCES, REALLY WHAT CAN BE EXERCISED HAS TO BE PUT IN THE PROCLAMATION. SO THE CODIFIED ORDINANCES SAYS SUCH THINGS THAT CAN BE DONE MAY INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO THINGS LIKE ESTABLISHING A CUFEW, PROHIBITING THE SALE OF ALCOHOL, PROHIBITING THE SALE OF EXPLOSIVES OR GAS OR COMBUSTIBLE LIQUIDS. PROHIBITING MOVEMENT OUT OF OR INTO A AN AREA OR ASSEMBLAGE OF PERSONS.

IT'S BROAD BECAUSE EACH EMERGENCY IS DIFFERENT.

I'M REQUIRED ANYTIME A PROCLAMATION IS ISSUED TO SPELL OUT WHAT POWERS ARE EXERCISED. JUST TO GIVE YOU SOME EXAMPLES.

YOU COULD THINK OF EMERGENCIES WHERE SOME OF THOSE THINGS I LISTED MIGHT BE USED. FOR INSTANCE, IN A FLOOD OR A TRAIN DETAILMENT OR TORNADO, WE MAY LIMIT TIMES PEOPLE CAN ACCESS THAT AREA BY ESTABLISHING A CER FEW.

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THE COVID-19 IS DIFFERENT. IT ONLY DOES THREE MAIN THINGS.

ONE, SUPPORTS THE PUBLIC HEALTH DIRECTIVES BY THE FEDERAL, STATE GOVERNMENT AND COLUMBUS PUBLIC HEALTH.

WE WANTED TO PROACTIVELY SUPPORT THOSE.

AND EXPRESS THAT IN THE PROCLAMATION.

THE SECOND THING IS IT PROVIDES FOR GREATER FLEXIBILITY FOR ASSIGNMENT OF EMPLOYEES AND AUTHORIZES DIRECTORS TO MODIFY WORK SCHEDULES AND REASSIGN EMPLOYEES.

WE'VE DONE THAT TO A LIMITED DEGREE.

A, TO GET EXPERTISE IN THE RIGHT SPOT.

AND B, TO MAKE SURE WE HAD PEOPLE WORKING FROM HOME MORE OFTEN. AND WE CHANGED SOME WORK SCHEDULES TO REDUCE EXPOSURES. WE MAY HAVE TO DO THAT MORE IF PEOPLE ARE SICK AND WE HAVE TO ADJUST WORK SCHEDULES MORE.

BUT THERE ARE THINGS THAT IN NORMAL TIMES WOULD RESTRICT OUR ABILITY TO DO THAT BOTH IN THE PERSONNEL RULES AND REGULATIONS, AS WELL AS IN ONE OF OUR COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENTS. THE THIRD THING THAT IT DOES IS AUTHORIZES GREATER NEXT FLEXIBILITY FOR PURCHASE OF GOODS, EQUIPMENT AND RESPONDING TO THE EMERGENCY.

WE HAVEN'T HAD TO USE IT EXTENSIVELY BUT THERE IS ALWAYS THE POSSIBILITY. I SPEED OF PURCHASE OF SOME GOODS IN EMERGENCIES IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN FOLLOWING THE NORMAL STRUCTURE F GOVERNMENT PROCUREMENT.

A QUESTION AROSE ABOUT WHAT NORMAL CIVIL RIGHTS IF ANY ARE POSSIBLY SUSPENDED. OUR PROCLAMATION AT THIS POINT EXPRESSES SUPPORT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH'S VARIOUS ORDERS INCLUDING THE STAY AT HOME ORDER.

BUT IT DOES NOT BROADEN OR TAKE SPECIFIC UNIQUE OR SEPARATE ACTIONS TO RESTRICT RIGHTS, MOVEMENT, ACCESS OR ASSEMBLAGE, IT MERELY SUPPORTS THE ACTIONS THAT HAVE ALREADY BEEN TAKEN IN THOSE AREAS. IT DOESN'T OFFER UNIQUE AND NEW ONES. THE ONLY TIME I WOULD SAY THAT HAPPENING IS IF THERE WERE SOME UNIQUE CIRCUMSTANCE IN WORTHINGTON THAT MIGHT REQUIRE US TO RESTRICT ASSEMBLAGE OR ACCESS. I DON'T FORESEE THAT SEPARATE A SEPARATELY FROM THE OHIO PUBLIC HEALTH OR COLUMBUS PUBLIC COMMENT HEALTH. AND ONLY WITH THEIR GUIDANCE.

THE QUESTION AROSE, WHO OR WHAT IS ABLE TO BE ESSENTIALLY WHAT IS THE CHECK AND BALANCE ON THIS? IF THE CITY MANAGER INSTITUTES A STATE OF EMERGENCY, IS THERE A IF YOU DISAGREE WITH THAT, OR IF ANOTHER PART OF THE GOVERNMENT DISAGREES WITH THAT, HOW CAN THAT BE DEALT WITH? I TALKED ABOUT IT EARLIER, THE CITY COUNCIL HAS THE AUTHORITY, WE BELIEVE, TO MEET AND DIRECT THE MANAGE DIFFERENTLY OR CHANGE THE ORDINANCE OR I THINK CAN AFFECT THAT DECLARATION BY SPECIAL MEETING OR EMERGENCY MEETING.

I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT TO REMIND, THERE IS ALWAYS A LOT OF TIMES IN THE STATES OF EMERGENCY, THERE IS A COMPARISON TO WHAT THE PRESIDENT OR THE GOVERNOR DOES WHEN THINKING ABOUT WHAT I MIGHT -- THE ACTION I MIGHT TAKE AS CITY MANAGER.

I THINK YOU NEED TO THINK ABOUT IT A LITTLE BIT DIFFERENTLY.

THE CHECKS AND BALANCES AREN'T THE SAME.

THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE CITY GOVERNMENT ISN'T A COEQUAL BRANCH OF GOVERNMENT. WE ARE, WE WORK FOR YOU.

I WORK FOR THE CITY COUNCIL. AND UNLIKE A PRESIDENT OR A GOVERNOR WHO ARE DIRECTLY ELECTED, WE SERVE THE CITY COUNCIL AND THE CITIZENS OF WORTHINGTON.

AND YOU CAN DIRECT OUR ACTIONS. BY YOUR MAJORITY VOTE.

SO THE OTHER QUESTION THAT AROSE IS THIS COUNCIL ABLE TO CONVENE QUICKLY AND HOW DOES THAT HAPPEN? AND WHAT IS REQUIRED? WELL CERTAINLY, TO TAKE ANY BINDING ACTION, YOU NEED A QUORUM.

AND I BELIEVE IN AN EMERGENCY SITUATION, YOU CAN MEET WITHIN 24 HOURS AND THAT CAN BE DONE BY THE COUNCIL PRESIDENT CALLING A MEETING, BY MYSELF CALLING OR MEETING OR ANY THREE MEMBERS OF THE CITY COUNCIL IN WRITING REQUESTING A MEETING.

SO THAT'S A LITTLE BIT OF A SUMMARY OF HOW THE EMERGENCY DECLARATION WORK. AND I HOPE I ANSWERED THE QUESTIONS THAT HAVE BEEN POSED TO ME. I'M GLAD TO STOP BEFORE WE MOVE

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INTO THE FINANCIAL REPORTING AND SEE IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT THAT. AND PARTICULARLY, BEFORE WE

EXTEND IT IN ANY DEGREE. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: ARE

THERE ANY QUESTIONS? >> D. ROBINSON: NO QUESTION.

I WANT TO THANK YOU, MATT, FOR REVIEWING THOSE IN SUMMARY FORM.

I MUCH APPRECIATE IT. THANK YOU.

>> M. GREESON: THANK YOU. I TAKE MY RESPONSIBILITY IN THIS AREA SERIOUSLY. AND I THINK I NEED TO BE VERY CLEAR AND WHEN WE'RE MAKING THESE DEC DECISIONS AND ACCOUNTE TO YOU AS I MAKE THEM. CERTAINLY, AS WE DISCUSSED WHEN WE GET BEYOND THIS, WHENEVER WE GET BEYOND THIS, THERE BE CAUSE TO REVIEW THE POLICIES AND PROCEDURES.

BECAUSE THE ORDINANCE ITSELF IS PRETTY DATED.

LASTLY, THE -- YES, MA'AM. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: GO

AHEAD. >> M. GREESON: LASTLY, THIS EVENING, I WANTED TO TOUCH BRIEFLY ON THE ECONOMIC IMPACTS OR FISCAL IMPACTS TO THE CITY OF WORTHINGTON.

OF COVID-19. I WROTE YOU ABOUT A 5-PAGE MEMO THAT STARTS TO LOOK AT PRELIMINARY PROJECTIONS FOR HOW THIS IS GOING TO IMPACT THIS. IMPACT US.

AND I WANT TO SAY THAT WE DON'T KNOW.

WE ARE MAKING SOME BEST GUESSES. BUT IT'S HARD TO KNOW EXACTLY WHAT WILL BE THE IMPACT ON THE GLOBAL ECONOMY, ON OUR NATION'S ECONOMY AND DOWN AT THE LOCAL LEVEL, LITTLE WORTHINGTON'S ECONOMY. SO WE'RE BEGINNING TO PUT SOME NUMBERS TOGETHER THAT SHARE WITH YOU SOME OF THE POTENTIAL IMPACTS. AND WE'RE SPECIFIC WHERE WE CAN BE AND WE'VE JUST, WE'RE MAKING ESTIMATE AND GUESSES WHERE IT'S LESS CERTAIN. ONE THING WE DO KNOW AND I ARTICULATED IN THE IMPACT, WE BELIEVE THIS WILL HAVE A SYSTEM IMPACT, NOT JUST ONE REVENUE STREAM LIKE THE INCOME TAX BUT LIKELY EVERY REVENUE STREAM IS A POTENTIAL.

AND EITHER IN TERMS OF DELAY OR REDUCTION IN REVENUE.

I WILL NOT READ EVERY NUMBER. BUT IN THE MEMORANDUM, WE LOOKED AT INCOME TAXES, AND THE PROJECTION ON INCOME TAXES THAT WAS INCLUDED IN THIS MEMO. AND WE'LL BE RUNNING ADDITIONAL RUNS, LOOKED AT, CAME FROM THE REGIONAL INCOME TAX AGENCY, LOOKING AT A 0% REDUCTION IN INCOME TAX REVENUE IN THE FIRST FEW MONTHS OF THIS. MARCH THROUGH JUNE.

FOLLOWED BY A GRADUAL RETURN OF THE ECONOMY REFLECTED IN A 10% BELOW WHAT WE NORMALLY COLLECT IN JULY TO SEPTEMBER AND A 5% LOSS BETWEEN OCTOBER AND DECEMBER.

AND YOU SEE BOTH THE POTENTIAL, IT'S ABOUT $2.5 MILLION WHEN YOU LOOK AT INDIVIDUAL WITHHOLDINGS AND NET PROFIT ESTIMATED LOSSES.

AND SO THAT'S A SCENARIO WHERE THERE IS A STEEP DECLINE AND THEN A GRADUAL RETURN. THIS IS IN ADDITION TO THAT, BECAUSE OF THE DELAY OF FILINGS, THERE IS CASH FLOW CONSIDERATIONS A FEW MILLION DOLLARS OF REVENUE WE WOULD NORMALLY COLLECT SOON GETS DELAYED.

AND SO WE'RE, WE PUT THAT IN THE MEMO AND EVALUATING THE CASH FLOW IMPACTS OF HOSE THINGS. WE ALSO ARE CONCERNED ABOUT PARKS AND RECREATION REVENUES. WE'VE ROJECTED THAT IF WE OPEN UP IN EARLY MAY THAT WE'LL HAVE INCURRED ABOUT $330,000 LOSS IF WE OPEN UP AROUND MAY 6. IF THAT EXTENDS TO JUNE 2ND, THE ESTIMATED LOSS IS 544,000. AND THEN SEPARATELY, IF WE HAVE TO CANCEL ALL SUMMER CAMPS, THE FISCAL IMPACT OF THAT IS ABOUT 188,000. ONE OF THE THINGS WE KNOW WE NEED TO LOOK FOR WITH REDUCED DRIVING, THERE IS GOING TO BE A REDUCTION OF GAS TAX REVENUE. WE HAVEN'T BEEN HOLDING COURT.

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AND THERE HAS BEEN A REDUCTION OBVIOUSLY IN THE NORMAL AMOUNT OF TRAFFIC, AND AS A RESULT TRAFFIC TICKETS.

COURTS AND FINES AND FEES WILL BE DOWN.

WE'LL BE MONITORING BUILDING PERMITS AND FEES AND THE IMPACT OF THIS ON THE CONSTRUCTION TRADES AND THE AMOUNT OF PERMIT REVENUE. AND THEN OBVIOUSLY, WE'RE CONCERNED, WE ALREADY ANTICIPATED THE REDUCTION IN THE HOTEL/MOTEL OR BED TAX BASED ON THE REDEVELOPMENT OF THE HOLIDAY INN SITE. THAT APPEARS TO BE NOW NOT GOING TO BE A HOTEL SITE. SO WE'LL BE PROJECTING LOSS OF THAT REVENUE IN OUTYEARS OF THE FINANCIAL FORECAST.

SO WE'RE WORKING ON LOOKING AT ALL OF THESE THINGS.

AS YOU KNOW, AS YOU HEARD EARLIER FROM MS. STEWART, WE ARE DEVELOPING CASH CONSERVATION STRATEGIES AND WILL BE REPORTING BACK TO YOU AT UPCOMING MEETINGS.

LOOKING AT CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROGRAMS, PROJECTS.

WE ARE DOING WHAT WE INTERNALLY CALL OUR MOSCOW ANALYSIS, THE MUST-DO, SHOULD-DO AND WON'T-DOS, LOOKING AT IF WE CAN SAVE CASH. AND IN THE NEAR TERM BY FOCUSING ON MUST-DO ACTIVITIES. AND THEN S WE MOVE FURTHER INTO THE SUMMER, AS YOU KNOW, WE START THE BUDGET DEVELOPMENT PROCESS IN THE SUMMER. THIS WILL STRATAL, WILL HAVE NEAR-TERM ACTION WE NEED TO TAKE TO LOWER EXPENDITURES BUT WE'LL ALSO BE MOVING INTO THE PROCESS WHERE WE'RE LOOKING OUT INTO 2021 AND UPDATING OUR FIVE-YEAR FORECAST.

SO THIS IS GOING TO STRADDLE A NEAR-TERM REACTIVE HOW DO WE CONSERVE CASH TO MAXIMIZE THE, UNTIL WE HAVE BETTER INFORMATION AND MAXIMIZE THE FLEXIBILITY THAT WE HAVE TO MAKE GOOD DECISIONS THAT MEET OUR COMMUNITY'S NEEDS.

AND THEN I'LL SPILL INTO KIND OF THE SUMMER TIMEFRAME AND THE FALL WHEN WE'RE DOING OUR BUDGET.

I WOULD WELCOME ANY QUESTIONS REGARDING THIS.

AND I WOULD INVITE MS. STEWART AND MR. BARTTER TO WEIGH IN AS

WELL. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: OKAY,

MR. ROBINSON? >> D. ROBINSON: THANK YOU, PRESIDENT MICHAEL. TWO QUESTIONS PLEASE.

MR. GREESON AND MR. BARTTER, COULD YOU SPEAK TO WHAT ASSUMPTIONS YOU BELIEVE WITH AN ESTIMATION AND DOES IT SEEM ACCURATE TO YOU FOR WORTHINGTON? AND THEN MY SECOND QUESTION.

YOU HAVE REVENUE LOSS IN PARKS AND RECREATION.

COULD YOU SPEAK BRIEFLY ABOUT PERHAPS OFFSET AND REDUCTIONS AND EXPENSES ASSOCIATED WITH THOSE ITEMS?

THANK YOU. >> I HAD A DIFFERENT TIME

HEARING THE -- >> M. GREESON: I WOULD A DIFFICULT TIME HEARING THE SECOND QUESTION.

>> D. ROBINSON: IN A NUTSHELL YOU OUTLINED REVENUE IMPACT.

CAN YOU SPEAK BRIEFLY ON THE ASSOCIATED EXPENSE REDUCTION THAT MIGHT OFFSET FOR THE REVENUE LOSSES?

>> M. GREESON: YES, CERTAINLY. MR. BARTTER, SINCE I'VE TALKED WAY TOO MUCH THIS EVENING, DO YOU WANT TO TOUCH ON THE UNDERLYING, FIRST QUESTION, WHICH IS THE READA ASSUMPTIONS RITA ASSUMPTIONS, TO WHAT DEGREE YOU THINK IS APPROPRIATE?

>> I THINK THE PRIMARY BASIS OF THAT IS THE 20% REDUCTION FOR FOUR MONTHS, 10% AND THEN 5% REDUCTION.

IT SEEMS AS GOOD OF A MEASURE AS WE CAN DO RIGHT NOW.

THE FACT OF THAT IS ABOUT A 10.5% DECREASE.

I THINK AS E LOOK HISTORICALLY FOR INCOME TAX COLLECTIONS, WHAT ARE SOME OF THE WORST EXPERIENCES THAT WE HAVE HAD IN 2001, ABOUT A 13%, ONE-YEAR DECREASE.

2009, A 5.2% DECREASE. THERE IS A LOT OF, IN FACT, THERE IS A LOT OF FACTORS, HOW LONG IS THE S STAY AT OME GOING TO BE IN PLACE? HOW MANY EMPLOYEES HAVE BEEN FURLOUGHED, LAID OFF PERMANENTLY, WAGE REDUCTIONS, HOW MANY BUSINESSES IN THE WORTHINGTON AREA ARE DEEMED ESSENTIAL OR WORKING? WHAT BUSINESSES REOPEN AND MAKE

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IT THROUGH THIS TIME AND WHAT BUSINESSES AREN'T ABLE TO RESTART? SO ALL THOSE THINGS WILL HAVE A FACTOR. I THINK THE RITA MODEL IS A GOOD

PLACE TO START. >> THANK YOU.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: ANY OTHER QUESTIONS?

>> M. GREESON: I MEAN, THE SECOND QUESTION COUNCILMEMBER ROBINSON ASKED RELATED TO EXPENSE REDUCTIONS ASSOCIATED WITH -- SO WE TALKED ABOUT REVENUE LOSS ASSOCIATED WITH THE COMMUNITY AND GRISWOLD CENTER BEING CLOSED.

BUT WE DIDN'T TALK SPECIFICALLY ABOUT EXPENSE REDUCTIONS.

THE BIGGEST EXPENSE WE HAVE IS STAFF.

AND RIGHT NOW WE HAVE MAINTAINED FULL-TIME EMPLOYEES FOR BOTH OF THOSE OPERATIONS. WE DID UNFORTUNATELY, OR I SHOULD SAY WITH HEAVY HEART FURLOUGHED OUR PART-TIME EMPLOYEES AT BOTH THE GRISWOLD AND THE COMMUNITY CENTER.

AND THAT DOES HAVE NOT AN INCONSSEQUENTIAL SAVINGS, I BELIEVE, AND MR. BARTTER, CORRECT ME IF I'M WRONG, IT'S ABOUT $60,000 PER PAY PERIOD. THEY WOULD MITIGATE SOME OF THE IMPACTS WE OUTLINED. GRAD TO ANSWER QUESTIONS.

-- GLAD. >> B. KOWALCZYK: WHEN ARE WE GOING TO HEAR ABOUT THE ANALYSIS ON HE C.I.P.?

>> M. GREESON: YEAH. I THINK PROBABLY AT YOUR NEXT MEETING WE'LL START TALKING ABOUT IT IN MORE DETAIL.

YOU KNOW, WE'RE BUILDING PLANS AS WE GO AND PROBABLY -- YOU KNOW, WE LIKE TO PUT OUT A PERFECT DOCUMENT THAT IS OUR RECOMMENDATION FOR HOW YOU HANDLE THINGS.

AND AS YOU KNOW, FROM OUR C.I.P.'S AND OUR BUDGETS WE WANT TO HAVE THAT WELL THOUGHT THROUGH.

BUT I THINK IN THIS INSTANCE WE'LL SHARE INFORMATION EVERY TIME YOU MEET. AND BUILDING THIS STRATEGY WITH YOU AS WE GO. SO I THINK AT THE NEXT MEETING YOU WILL START TO HEAR US TALK ABOUT WHAT WE THINK WE CAN DO IN

THAT AREA. >> B. KOWALCZYK: OKAY.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: OKAY. ANYBODY ELSE HAVE QUESTIONS? NO? ONE LAST CHANCE.

MATT, I WANT TO THANK YOU YOU AND THE STAFF AND OUR COMMUNITY PARTNERS FOR ALL THE HARD WORK THEY DO.

THE DEDICATION, THE WONDERFUL PROFESSIONALISM, THE INSIGHT, FORESIGHT, THAT EVERYONE IS WORKING WITH IN THE COMMUNITY CARE THAT WE FEEL AND THAT WE KNOW THAT OUR STAFF AND COMMUNITY PARTNERS ARE TRYING SO HARD TO WORK TO BRING OUR COMMUNITY THROUGH THIS PANDEMIC. AND WE JUST WANT TO THANK EVERYONE AND PLEASE PASS ON COUNCIL'S TRUE APPRECIATION TO EVERYBODY AND ALL THE HARD WORK THEY ARE DOING.

WE CAN'T THANK THEM ENOUGH FOR THE GREAT JOB THEY ARE DOING.

>> M. GREESON: I WILL DO THAT. AND I'M HONORED TO BE A PART OF WHAT I THINK IS A GREAT TEAM. AND I'M WONDERING -- HONORED TO SERVE THE COUNCIL AND OUR COMMUNITY AND HAVE GREAT PARTNERS LIKE YOU HEARD FROM TONIGHT.

EVERY EMERGENCY THAT I'VE EVER WORKED I HAVE ALWAYS COME OUT OF IT MORE CONNECTED TO MY COMMUNITY, MORE CONNECTED TO MY COLLEAGUES, AND FEELING STRONGER ABOUT THE PUBLIC SERVICE PROFESSION. AND I SEE THAT HAPPENING AGAIN WITH THIS. AND IT IS AND WHILE IT'S DIFFICULT, THERE ARE VERY HEARTENING ASPECTS ON IT.

IT'S A TRUE PRIVILEGE TO BE WORKING WITH ALL THE PEOPLE YOU HEARD FROM THIS EVENING. AND FOR YOU, AND OUR CITIZENS, AND I APPRECIATE THAT YOU TOOK THE TIME TO LISTEN TO THEM THIS EVENING. BECAUSE I WANTED TO GIVE THEM EACH AN OPPORTUNITY TO TALK TONIGHT.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: THEY WERE WONDERFUL.

IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE, MR. GREESON?

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>> M. GREESON: NO, MA'AM. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: COUNCIL COMMENTS, MS. THRESS, DO YOU HAVE ANYTHING?

>> D. KAY THRESS: I DO NOT, THANK YOU.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: MR. LI? >> MR. LINDSEY: I DO NOT, THANK

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: MR. BUC HER.

>> P. BUCHER: THANK YOU. TWO QUICK THINGS.

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FIRST WANT TO ECHO THE THANKS TO THE PEOPLE WE TALKED ABOUT TONIGHT, THE CITY TEAM AND COMMUNITY PARTNERS AND EMERGENCY RESPONDERS FOR EVERYTHING THEY ARE DOING.

SECOND, WANT TO FLAG THAT WEDNESDAY IS THE 50TH EARTH DAY. ALTHOUGH NORMAL CELEBRATIONS I ACTIVITIES LIKELY CAN'T OCCUR, STILL ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO ENJOY OUR NATURAL SPACES, DO A LITTLE BIT, WHATEVER THEY CAN TO MAKE AN IMPROVEMENT. THANK YOU.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: OKAY. MS. KOWALCZYK.

>> B. KOWALCZYK: JUST AGAIN WANT TO ECHO WHAT BOTH MR. BUCHER AND MS. MICHAEL HAVE SAID. THANK YOU SO MUCH, MR. GREESON, TO YOU AND YOUR TEAM. REALLY APPRECIATE HEARING FROM THE TEAM IN THE INCIDENT COMMAND STRUCTURE.

IT REALLY HELPED MAKE IT REAL. WHAT YOU ARE DOING FOR US.

AND HOW YOU ARE OPERATING. AND MOBILIZING.

SO REALLY, REALLY APPRECIATE THAT.

AND LOOK FORWARD TO CONTINUED UPDATES.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: OKAY. MR. SMITH.

>> D. SMITH: THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: OKAY. NOW, MS. DOROTHY.

>> R. DOROTHY: I WANT TO ECHO WHAT EVERYONE ELSE HAS SAID.

THANK YOU FOR EVERYONE'S UPDATES THIS WEEK.

I ALSO WANT TO THANK MS. BROWN, ESPECIALLY, FOR ALL THE UPDATES AND KEEPING US INFORMED. WIFA IS MISSING ANOTHER MEETING.

SHE'S BEEN KEEPING THE COMMUNITY INFORMED AND NMEETINGS HAPPENING VIRTUALLY. AND I HOPE EVERYONE STAYS SAFE.

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

MR. ROBINSON. >> D. ROBINSON: NO ADDITIONAL COMMENTS, MADAM PRESIDENT. STAY WELL, EVERYBODY.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: I JUST WANTED TO SAY I WAS KIND OF SAD TALKING BOUT CANCELLATIONS TO RECEIVE THE NOTICE FROM THE AMERICAN LEGION THEY HAVE CANCELED THE MEMORIAL DAY PARADE. I SIGNED UP FOR THE PARADE AND GOT THE NOTICE IT HAD BEEN CANCELED.

I WANTED TO PASS IT ONTO THE REST OF YOU.

I KNOW IT'S BEEN A TRADITION, OF OUR COMMUNITY, I JUST WANTED TO PAZ IT PASS IT ON. MR. GREESON, DO YOU HAVE

ANYTHING? >> M. GREESON: I WOULD USE THE WORD, POSTPONE FOR THAT. I DON'T THINK ANY DECISION HAS BEEN MADE TO FULLY CANCEL IT. AND WE'RE WORKING WITH THEM TO EVALUATE WHETHER THERE MIGHT BE ANOTHER TIME.

WHO KNOWS WHEN. TO ACCOMMODATE IT.

OR IF IT COULD BE DONE DIFFERENTLY IN ORDER TO WE CERTAINLY ARE GOING TO HONOR THE TRADITION OF WORTHINGTON TO REMEMBER THOSE WHO HAVE MATE THE ULTIMATE SACRIFICE.

I WOULD ALSO NOTE IN THE COMING DAYS WE'LL BE MAKING THE DECISION ON THE FIREWORKS IN JULY 4TH. AND WE'RE COORDINATING WITH THE ROTARY CLUB, THE SCHOOLS, AND INTERACTING WITH THE FIREWORKS VENDOR THIS WEEK.

AND EXPLORING DECISIONS ABOUT THAT EVENT AS WELL.

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

LAST CHANCE, DOES ANYBODY ELSE HAVE ANYTHING ELSE TO BRING FORWARD. IF NOT, MS. DOROTHY MOVES WE ADJOURN SECONDED BY M MR. ROBINSON.

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

WE ARE

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