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[1. Call To Order]

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>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: I CALL THE WORTHINGTON CITY COUNCIL AND THE SHARON TOWNSHIP TRUSTEE JOINT MEETING TO ORDER.

MS. THRESS, CAN YOU PLEASE CALL THE ROLL?

>> B. KOWALCZYK: HERE. >> PRO TEM S. MYERS: HERE.

>> D. SMITH: HERE. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: HERE.

>> DON'T HEAR HIM BUT I KNOW HE'S HERE.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: OKAY. CAN E ALL PLEASE RISE FOR THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG? BE SEATED. OKAY.

DURING THIS MEETING WE'RE NOTING IF ANYBODY WANT TO SUBMIT COMMENTS, PLEASE FEEL FREE TO DO IT BY EMAIL AT THE ADDRESS COUNCIL@WORTHINGTON.ORG OR CALL THE PHONE NUMBER ON THE SCREEN WITH THE CONFERENCE I.D. FEEL FREE TO SUBMIT ANY COMMENTS YOU MAY HAVE. BOTH IN THIS MEETING AND DURING THE REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING.

[4.A. Resolution No. 22-2020 Levy Tax for the Cemeteries Levying Tax for the Maintenance of Union Cemetery dba Walnut Grove and Flint Cemetery for the Tax Collection Year 2021. Executive Summary: The Cemetery Board of Trustees respectfully requests the continuation of the 5 tenths of one mill for 2021 for the maintenance and development of the Worthington and Sharon Township cemeteries. Cemetery Board Chair, Courtney Chapman will provide comments. Recommendation: Introduce and Approve as Presented]

MOVING ON RESOLUTION 22- 2020. LEVYING TAX FOR THE MAINTENANCE OF THE UNION CEMETERY, DBA WALNUT GROVE AND FLINT CEMETERY FOR THE TAX COLLECTION YEAR OF 2021, INTRODUCED BY MR. OBERLE, MOVED FOR ADOPTION BY MS. DOROTHY AND SECONDED BY MS. DUFFEY. IS THERE ANY, I WILL TURN IT OVER FOR DISCUSSION ON THIS RESOLUTION.

MR. GREESON? ARE YOU GOING TO MOVE WITH THE

DISCUSSION? >> M. GREESON: I'LL MAKE QUICK INTRODUCTIONS AND TURN IT OVER. THE SHARON TOWNSHIP TRUSTEES AND CITY COUNCIL CONVENE TO CONSIDER LEVYING THE TAX FOR MAINTENANCE OF ITS CEMETERIES, WALNUT GROVE AND FLINT CEMETERY.

I FIRST WANT TO SAY, WELCOME TO THE TRUSTEES, ONCE AGAIN FOR JOINING US. SORRY WE CAN'T DO IT IN PERSON THIS TIME. AND IT IS OUR CUSTOM TO HEAR FROM THE CEMETERY BOARD CHAIR, COURTNEY CHAPMAN.

AS THE CEMETERY BOARD OF TRUSTEES IS REQUESTING THE CONTINUATION OF 5/10THS OF ONE MILL FOR 2021.

IF THERE ARE NO OBJECTIONS FROM THE TRUSTEES OR THE COUNCILMEMBERS, I'LL GO AHEAD AND TURN IT OVER TO MR. CHAPMAN, AND WELCOME HIM HERE TO OUR VIRTUAL MEETING.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: WELCOME , WELCOME.

>> THANK YOU. THE FIRST SLIDE.

THANK YOU FOR ALLOWING ME THE OPPORTUNITY TO SPEAK.

I AM THE CHAIR OF THE TRUSTEES FOR WALNUT GROVE AND FLINT UNION CEMETERIES. ALONG WITH THE OTHER TWO TRUSTEES, MS. DOROTHY AND MR. OBERLE.

AND WE, AS YOU HAVE MENTIONED, WE'RE HERE TO REQUEST THE CONTINUATION OF ONE-HALF OF ONE MILL FOR THE YEAR 2021.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE, KAY. THAT WAS MY, GOOD EVENING, TO ALL OF WORTHINGTON COUNCILMEMBERS AND THE TRUSTEES OF THE SHARON TOWNSHIP AND THE STAFF MEMBERS WHO HAPPEN TO BE AVAILABLE AND PART OF OUR BIG FAMILY.

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SINCE I'M HERE, I DO LIKE TO TAKE THE OPPORTUNITY OF GETTING, HAVING THE OPPORTUNITY TO BRING PEOPLE UP TO DATE ON SOME OF THE THINGS THAT ARE GOING ON AT THE CEMETERY.

I WILL TRY TO BE BRIEF. LET ME START WITH FIRST OF ALL, EVERY BODY'S INTERESTED IN THE GARDNER PROPERTY.

AND THIS HOME WILL BE EVENTUALLY OUR OFFICE.

THE CEMETERY'S OFFICE. AND WE'RE PLANNING ON THAT BUILDING BEING ROUND FOR THE NEXT 100 YEARS IN USES AS AN OFFICE.

WE'VE JUST COMPLETED THE REPLACING AND ADDING SOME ROOF STRUCTURES. AND NOW THEY ARE IN THE PROCESS OF APPLYING THE ROOFING MATERIAL.

THAT AND DOWNSPOUTS AND GUTTERS SHOULD BE DONE VERY SOON.

WHAT HAPPENS FROM HERE IS THE CONTRACTORS WOULD SAY, THE TERM END, NEXT STEP IS ENVELOPING THE HOUSE, WHICH MAKES IT SECURE ALL THE WAY AROUND. AND THAT WOULD INCLUDE THINGS LIKE WINDOWS, TUCK POINTING AND TAKE CARE OF DOORS AND REPAIRING THE CELLAR AND REMOVING THE PORCH IN THE BACK OF THE HOUSE.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE, KAY. YOU ALL REMEMBER WE HAD ON THE PROPERTY THIS AWFUL, EMBARRASSING LOOKING STRUCTURE.

IT WAS AN UNFINISHED GARAGE. AND WE WERE ANXIOUS TO GET THAT TAKEN CARE OF. AND THIS IS THE PRODUCT TAKING CARE OF IT. IT IS IN USE AND STORES THE HEAVY EQUIPMENT WE USE AT THE CEMETERY IS CURRENTLY HOUSED IN THAT BUILDING. DURING THE CONSTRUCTION, A LOT OF IT WAS DONE IN HOUSE, ACTUALLY IN THE NET PROCESS WE WERE ABLE TO SAVE ABOUT $12,000 OR SO.

NEXT SLIDE. WE ARE VERY PROUD, I THINK WOULD BE THE APPROPRIATE WORD TO SAY, WE WANT TO FOLLOW THE HIGH STANDARDS OF THE CITY AND TOWNSHIP IN OUR SELECTION OF PLANNERS WORKING ON THIS PROJECT.

AND THERE ARE TWO IN PARTICULAR I LIKE TO MENTION.

ONE OF THEM IS HARD LINE DESIGNS.

WHICH IS THE WOMAN IN MINORITY HOME ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN AND HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMPANY LOCAL HERE IN COLUMBUS.

AND IT'S IMPORTANT TO PRESERVATION AND REHABILITATION BOARDS FOR PROJECTS THROUGHOUT THE UNITED STATES. THE OTHER GROUP IS P.O.D.

DESIGN. I THINK YOU KNOW THEM BECAUSE THEY ARE DOING PLAYGROUND WORK FOR YOU NOW.

WE'VE GOT A LONG RELATIONSHIP WITH P.O.D. DESIGN.

AND WE ALSO WE'RE PLEASED WITH THE WORK THEY HAVE BEEN DOING FOR US. AND I DO KNOW THEY DID WORK WITH PROJECTS THROUGHOUT OHIO, THROUGHOUT THE U.S. AND IN CHINA. NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

>> MR. CHAPMAN? I WAS GOING TO STOP YOU FOR A SECOND AND RECOMMEND EVERYBODY TURN THEIR MICROPHONES OFF EXCEPT FOR YOU SO WE'RE NOT GETTING FEEDBACK WHILE YOU ARE

TALKING. >> OKAY.

>> M. GREESON: IF EVERYBODY COULD TURN OFF THEIR MICS, WE MIGHT BE ABLE TO HEAR MR. CHAPMAN BETTER.

>> M. GREESON: THANK YOU. >> I'M TRYING TO GET MY DOG OUT OF THE ROOM ALSO. IN TERMS OF REPAIRING THINGS, WALNUT GROVE NEEDED SOME REPAIR ON THE WALLS.

VERY ACTIVE IN GETTING THAT DONE.

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SO IT WOULD BE READY FOR THE MEMORIAL DAY PARADE.

UNFORTUNATELY, THE MEMORIAL PARADE HAS BEEN CANCELED.

HOWEVER, WE HAVE HAD THE TRADITION OF PLANTING FLAGS AT THE SIDE OF EVERY VETERAN WE KNOW ABOUT.

I DON'T REMEMBER THE NUMBER BUT IT'S SOMETHING LIKE 11150 FLAGS WE PUT OUT. WE DECIDED WE'LL CONTINUE THAT TRADITION. SO ON MEMORIAL DAY ALL OF THE VETERANS WILL BE HONORED WITH A FLAG.

THAT ALSO ALLOWS FAMILY AND FRIENDS WHO WISH TO VISIT LOVED ONES WILL HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO DO THAT.

BUT SO THAT'S ONE THING THAT GOES ON AT THE WALNUT GROVE.

AND I LOST THE PICTURES, GUYS. CAN YOU HEAR ME?

>> M. GREESON: YES. YES, WE CAN.

>> YES, COURTNEY. >> I'VE LOST THE PICTURE.

I DON'T KNOW WHERE YOU ARE. AT BOTH CEMETERIES, THESE ARE NOT ONLY FOR CELEBRATION LIKE MEMORIAL DAY BUT THESE ARE USED ON A DAILY BASIS. THERE ARE MANY PEOPLE WHO ENJOY WALKING AND ENJOYING THE NATURE OR WALKING THEIR DOG OR RIDING THEIR BICYCLE. AND SO IT IS NODATION A REALLY GREAT RESOURCE FOR THE PEOPLE IN OUR TWO COMMUNITIES.

BUT WE -- DEDICATED BECAUSE WE NEED TO SERVE THE COMMUNITY OPEN DURING REGULAR HOURS, WE ARE AN ESSENTIAL BUSINESS AND WE HAVE THE STAFF IS AVAILABLE BY PHONE OR EMAIL. AND WE ARE IN FACT ASKING FAMILIES THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE THAT WOULD COME TO GRAVESITES BURIAL THE FIRST BUDGET IS WE LOOKED AT WHAT DO WE NEED TO DO? AND WHAT ARE SOME OF THE THINGS THAT ARE HIGH PRIORITY FOR US THAT WE WOULD LIKE TO DO. AND WITH THAT, WE MOVED $170,000 OUT OF THE BUDGET, WHICH IS THE EQUIVALENT OF 22% DECREASE.

THE NEXT STEP WAS IF THINGS ARE REALLY TOUGH -- WHAT IS THEIR

BUDGET -- >> IS NOW JOINING.

>> WHAT IS THEIR BUDGET FOR I U.S. THE THINGS WE NEED TO DO? -- FOR JUST THE --

>> THAT WAS ANOTHER $250,000. A 33% DECREASE.

NOW -- >> TOM LINDSEY.

>> THE VALID -- >> IS NOW EXITING.

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>> A VALID QUESTION IS COURTNEY, WOULD YOU AKE THESE BUDGETS AND PUT THEM IN CONCRETE? MY ANSWER WOULD BE TO THAT, NO, I DON'T THINK SO. I THINK THIS IS A FIRST STEP.

I THINK LAND AND TOM DID A MAGNIFICENT JOB WITH THE INFORMATION WE HAD AT THAT TIME. TWO WEEKS AGO, WAS OKAY.

PEOPLE THOUGHT IT WAS OKAY TO STAY IN.

TWO WEEKS LATER, TODAY, PEOPLE AREN'T THINKING IT'S OKAY TO STAY IN. I DON'T KNOW HOW THAT WILL PLAY OUT. THE POINT IS, WE HAVE SOMETHING WE CAN WORK WITH. AND OUR JOB AS TRUSTEES IS TO STAY ALERT AND STAY FLEXIBLE. AND MAKE WHAT CORRECTIONS WE NEED TO MAKE. SO WE HAVE THOSE THINGS IN PLACE NOW FOR US AS GUIDANCE. NEXT SLIDE PLEASE, KAY.

THIS IS MY LAST THING BEFORE WE QUIT.

THERE IS ALWAYS SOME UNSUNG HEROES.

AND I WOULD LIKE TO BRING TO ALL YOU HAVE OUR ATTENTION THE PEOPLE WHO WORK AT THE CEMETERY. YOU SEE THE FOLKS IN THE SLIDES.

THEY ARE THE ONES THAT PREPARE THE GRAVE.

THEY ARE THE ONES THAT PICKUP THE TAP, THEY PUT IN THE CHAIRS.

WHEN IT'S ALL OVER, THEY PICK THE STUFF UP AND COMPLETE THE BURIAL. AND PREPARE THE GROUNDS TO BE CARED FOR FOR THE NEXT 100 YEARS ACTUALLY.

THEY DO IT QUIETLY AND BY THE WAY, WE HAVE A GREAT STAFF.

TOM HAS BEEN THERE 40 EARS. STAFF, MOST OF THEM BEEN THERE FOR ABOUT 10 YEARS. A COUPLE OF THINGS I DIDN'T KNOW ABOUT THOUGH THAT OCCURRED VERY RECENTLY.

BECAUSE OF THE CORONAVIRUS. BECAUSE WE DON'T HAVE PEOPLE GATHERING, SOME PEOPLE HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO HAVE A SHOWING, MEMORIAL, FOR THEIR LOVED ONE BEFORE THE CASKET GOES OUT TO THE CEMETERY. IN RECENT CASES, THOSE GUYS WHO HAVE BEEN IN THE BACKGROUND DOING ALL THE WORK HAVE BEEN ASKED TO BE PALLBEARERS. FOR THOSE FAMILIES.

AND ANOTHER RECENT OCCURRENCE WAS BECAUSE THERE WAS THE FAMILY COULD NOT HAVE A SHOWING, THEY REALLY WANTED AN OPEN CASKET TO BE ABLE TO SEE THEIR LOVED ONE, SO AT THE CEMETERY, THE FAMILIES ASKED IF THE CASKET WOULDN'T BE OPEN SO THAT FAMILY MEMBERS COULD HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO SEE THEIR LOVED ONE. AND I THINK THAT'S KIND OF A USUAL THING FOR FOLKS IN THE END.

GUYS HAVE DONE IT VERY WELL. AND IT'S TIME TO RECOGNIZE THAT.

I DON'T WANT TO GO ON AND ON. SO THAT WOULD BE REALLY WHAT I HAD TO SAY. SO AGAIN, WE TRUSTEES ARE REQUESTING THE CONTINUATION OF THE ONE-HALF OF ONE MILL FOR THE YEAR 2021. AND THANK YOU FOR THE

OPPORTUNITY TO BE HERE. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: DO WE

HAVE ANY QUESTIONS? >> I HAVE SOME QUESTIONS.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: OKAY. >> D. ROBINSON: DAVID ROBINSON HERE. THANK YOU FOR THE PRESENTATION.

AND I WANT TO KNOW WHY -- THE VALUE OF WHAT YOU ARE DOING AND

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MS. DOROTHY SO THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

MY QUESTION WOULD RELATE TO THE BUDGET.

PERHAPS FOR STARTERS, CAN YOU HELP ME UNDERSTAND THE FIGURES THAT WERE PRESENTED ON PAGE 15 THAT CORRELATED A .2% DECREASE IN SPENDING WITH A SHORT FALL OF $170,000? IT LOOKS TO ME TOTAL EXPENDITURES ARE A LITTLE OVER $400,000. SO IT LOOKS LIKE A 22% REDUCTION WOULD BE CLOSER TO $85,000 INSTEAD OF 170.

WILL YOU HELP ME UNDERSTAND THAT PLEASE?

>> I DON'T HAVE THE NUMBERS IN FRONT OF ME.

I'M SORRY I CAN'T ANSWER THAT ONE DIRECTLY.

JOHN OR RACHEL? YOU HAVE ANY INSIGHT TO THAT?

>> D. ROBINSON: IT'S FINE IF SOMEONE CAN ANSWER.

I'LL JUMP AHEAD. THE HEART OF MY QUESTION IS, IN THESE TIMES OF SERIOUS ECONOMIC UNCERTAINTY, IT SEEMS WE SHOULD BE LOOKING EVERYWHERE, INCLUDING EXPENSES OF THE CEMETERIES, WE MIGHT DEFER ESSENTIAL SPENDING.

I'M WONDERING WHETHER THE TAX LEVY COULD BE REDUCED PERHAPS TO 4-10THS LEADING TO A REDUCTION OF $75,000 IN REVENUE AND HOW THAT WOULD IMPACT YOUR OPERATION.

ANSWER THE ONE EARLIER QUESTION THAT WAS MENTIONED, MR. ROBINSON HAD. THIS IS JOHN OBERLE.

GREAT QUESTION. I KNOW THESE ARE IN AND OUT] TIMES. I THINK FIRST OFF, WITH THE 22 AND 33%, I THINK WHAT WE DID IS PUT THOSE THERE.

AND I KNOW, YOU KNOW, THANKS TO ELAINE FOR THE GOOD WORK ON THAT. JUST IN CASE TAX REVENUES WERE COMING IN SMALLER. I THINK WE'RE THINKING THERE WILL BE TAX BILLS THAT MAY NOT BE PAID AND WE MAY HAVE A REDUCTION. I THINK ANY FURTHER REDUCTION, YOU KNOW, COULD IMPACT OUR CORE MISSION.

WE ARE TRYING TO BUILD A SUSTAINABILITY FUND.

SOME DAY IN 100 YEARS WHEN WE'RE ALL, YOU KNOW, THE NEXT GENERATIONS ARE TAKING CARE OF THE COMMUNITY, WE HAVE TO MAKE SURE WE HAVE ENOUGH MONEY TO TAKE CARE OF THE CEMETERIES.

I THINK THAT'S AN INVESTMENT OVER TIME.

WE'RE ORKING ON LONG-TERM CAPITAL PROJECTS VERY, VERY IMPORTANT THAT ARE WELL SUSTAINED INVESTMENT OVER THE YEARS. AND I UNDERSTAND THE THOUGHT.

BUT I THINK THE REDUCTION WOULD ONLY HAVE AN IMPACT OF ABOUT $10 PER HOUSEHOLD AT $300,000 VALUE. I THINK IT'S A GREAT QUESTION.

I PERSONALLY SUPPORT MAINTAINING THE CURRENT LEVY.

BECAUSE I THINK THROUGH COURTNEY'S LEADERSHIP WITH THE ADVISORY OARD, WITH ELAINE, TOM AND IF GOOD WORK BEING DONE, I THINK THERE IS SO MANY GOOD THINGS DONE FOR THE COMMUNITY.

I KNOW I WALK THROUGH THE CEMETERIES TWO TO THREE TIMES A WEEK. IT'S A PARK AND IT ALL TAKES MONEY TO KEEP THOSE RESOURCES GOING.

>> THANK YOU, JOHN. >> YES, SIR.

>> D. ROBINSON: IN AND OUT] I WOULD SAY

COULD BE DEFERRED FOR THE YEAR? >> THAT WAS PART OF WHAT LOOKING AT IT AT HE VERY BEGINNING. WE HAVE A LIMITED BUDGET TO BEGIN WITH. SO FIRST CUT, DIDN'T NECESSARILY ELIMINATE TOTALLY CERTAINLY ELEMENTS BUT CUT THEM DOWN.

SO THAT WE WOULD BE FRUGAL WITH OUR MONEY.

AND WE HAVE A HISTORY OF BEING VERY CONSERVATIVE WITH OUR FUNDS. AND THERE RE SOME THINGS THAT WE CAN'T TOUCH. RIGHT? REALISTICALLY WE DON'T WANT TO TOUCH, CAN'T TOUCH.

BOTH PUT TOGETHER OUR SUSTAINABILITY FUNDS AND SOMETHING WE BUILD UP. AND IT'S SOMETHING THAT NEEDS TO CONTINUE TO BUILD SO THAT IN 25, 50 OR 75 YEARS ROM NOW WE HAVE

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FUNDS TO TAKE CARE OF THE IS CEMETERY.

THANK YOU. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: ANYONE ELSE HAVE COMMENTS ON THIS TO TOPIC?

>> R. DOROTHY: I WOULD LIKE TO >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: MS. DOR OTHY. GO AHEAD.

>> R. DOROTHY: YEAH. SO I'M ALSO ON THE CEMETERY TRUSTEE BOARD. I HAVE BEEN THERE FOR A WHILE.

AND RECOGNIZE THAT WE HAVE HAD A VERY LONG-TERM VISION AND PLANNING PROCESS TO BE ABLE TO UNDERTAKE THE PROJECTS THAT WE WANT TO OVER THE FUTURE FOR BOTH PROPERTIES, WALNUT GROVE AND FLINT CEMETERY. THE PLANNING FOR FLINT HAS BEEN GOING ON OVER 20 YEARS. AND WE'VE BEEN, THE ADDITIONAL REVENUE THAT WE HAVE HAD WE'VE BEEN SAVING TO BE ABLE TO DEVELOP THOSE LANDS. THERE IS PHASE TWO AND THREE OF THE CEMETERY PROPER. WE DID JUST BUY THE OZEM GARDNER PROPERTY IN FLINT ROAD CEMETERY AND NEED TO SPEND CAPITAL FUNDING TO PROVIDE FOR THAT OFFICE.

OKAY, WE CAN DEFER HAVING THAT OFFICE.

WE HAVE ONE AT WALNUT GROVE WHERE WE HAVE ELAINE WORKS FOR THE MAJORITY OF THE TIME. BUT WALNUT GROVE IS ALMOST FILLED UP FOR SPACES. I THINK THERE IS A COUPLE OF SPACES, IF ANYONE WANTS A FULL SPACE THERE, CONTACT ELAINE.

BUT YOU CAN ALSO HAVE YOUR CREMAINS ENTERED OR OTHERWISE YOU ARE AT THE FLINT CEMETERY. BECAUSE THIS IS A PANDEMIC, WE HAVE A LOT MORE PEOPLE WITH REAL NEEDS FOR THE CEMETERIES.

WE HAVE PEOPLE COMING ON A DAILY BASIS.

THIS PROPERTY TAX, THE .5 MILL IS 1% OF ORDINARY PROPERTY TAX BILL FOR THE CITY OF WORTHINGTON RESIDENTS.

GOING FROM .5 TO .4 IS A 20% DECREASE IN FUNDING, WHICH IS A SIGNIFICANT REVENUE SOURCE FOR WALNUT GROVE.

AND IT DOESN'T DO A LOT OF FOR TYPICAL HOMEOWNERS.

SAVING 5 OR $10 BUT IT'S A SIGNIFICANT DECREASE IN THE BUDGET TO PROVIDE SERVICES IT MAINTAINING THOSE PARK SETTINGS FOR PEOPLE. WE RECENTLY HAD THE HISTORIC SOCIETY PARTNER WITH US AND PROVIDE A WALKING TOUR WITH THE HISTORY PROVIDED GRAVES OF PEOPLE WHO CAME AND PARTICIPATED IN WORTHINGTON HISTORY. YOU AN DO THAT.

WE HAVE A LOT OF PREPARED AND PARTNERSHIPS -- AND PEOPLE WHO PUT TIME AND EFFORT INTO THE GARDENS AND PLANS.

WE'VE BEEN JUDICIOUS TO IMPLEMENT THE PLANS.

A 20% DECREASE, I DON'T THINK THAT REFLECTS A 5 TO $10 A YEAR SAVINGS FOR A HOUSEHOLD IN WORTHINGTON OR THE WHOLE SHARON TOWNSHIP IS SOMETHING WE, IT'S NOT A GOOD WAY TO LOOK FOR A REDUCED COST. IT'S NOT A VERY GOOD BANG FOR

THE BUCK. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: ANYONE

ELSE HAVE COMMENTS? >> I WANT TO THANK JOHN AND RACHEL. YOU MIGHT BELIEVE WE HAVE A

GREAT BOARD OF TRUSTEES. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: DO WE HAVE ANY OTHER RUSTEES OR ANY MEMBERS OF COUNCIL THAT WOULD

LIKE TO COMMENT? >> B. KOWALCZYK: YES, I HAVE A

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

>> B. KOWALCZYK: YES. DOES ANYBODY HAVE A PROTECTION ON THE IMPACT OF THE PANDEMIC ON PROPERTY TAX PAYMENT? A POTENTIAL YOU COULD LOSE THE ACTUAL PROPERTY TAX?

THE PAYMENTS COULD GO DOWN? >> THAT'S POSSIBLE.

THAT'S ONE OF THE THINGS I WAS TRYING TO SAY BEFORE.

WE, THE TRUSTEES, RACHEL, JOHN AND ME WE HAVE TOBLE] WITH EVERYTHING THAT'S HAPPENED. WE'RE TRYING TO STAY AHEAD OF THE GAME. THAT'S WHY WE'VE DONE THESE PLANNINGS OF BUDGETS. JUST TO STAY AHEAD OF US.

TO SEE WHERE WE ARE. SO WE DON'T GET CAUGHT.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: DO YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION ABOUT PROPERTY TAX COLLECTION AND PROJECTIONS REGARDING THAT?

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>> GOOD AFTERNOON, EVERYONE. NO.

YOU JUST DON'T KNOW HOW MANY AREN'T GOING TO PAY PROPERTY TAXES IN THE SECOND HALF. YOU KNOW, IT'S A POSSIBILITY.

THAT IT COULD DECREASE. BUT I HAVE NO IDEA HOW MUCH OR YOU KNOW, SO THAT'S WHERE WE'RE AT WITH THAT.

>> ANYBODY ELSE HAVE QUESTIONS? MS. KOWALCZYK? ANYTHING ELSE YOU WANT TO ASK OR COMMENT?

>> B. KOWALCZYK: NO, JUST IT WOULD APPEAR TO BE UNPREDICTABLE AND THE APPROACH THAT YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT SEEMS TO BE FLEXIBLE, AS YOU SAID. AND SO IT'S KIND OF HARD TO TELL WHAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN. IT'S NOT A GOOD TIME TO CONSIDER

CHANGES, I THINK. >> IF I MAY SAY, IT'S TWO STAGES. ONE IS TO BE ALERT AT WHAT HAPPENING. AND THEN BEING FLEXIBLE.

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

OR COMMENTS? >> THANK YOU FOR THE OPPORTUNITY AGAIN. TO TALK ABOUT THE CEMETERY.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: OKAY. NOT HEARING ANY, ONE MORE TRY BECAUSE WE'RE DOING THIS REMOTE TYPE OF MEETING.

LAST CHANCE, ANY QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS REGARDING THE APPROVAL OF THIS RESOLUTION, FOR THE LEVYING OF THE TAXES FOR COLLECTION YEAR 2021 AS HAS BEEN SENT OUT IN YOUR PACKETS? IF NOT, MS. THRESS, NORMALLY I WOULD DO ALL IN FAVOR SAY I AYE, BUT I'M GOING TO ASK FOR A ROLL CALL VOTE ON THIS PLEASE.

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

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

>> D. SMITH: YES. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: YES.

>> YES. >> AYE.

>> YES. THANK YOU.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: RESOLU. AND MOVING ON.

IS THERE ANY OTHER BUSINESS TO COME BEFORE THE JOINT MEETING OF THE TOWNSHIP TRUSTEES AND THE WORTHINGTON CITY COUNCIL?

>> NO, EXCEPT TO SAY THANK YOU TO EVERYBODY FOR ALL YOUR SUPPORT AND HELP OVER THIS TIME. WE APPRECIATE IT.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: AND ON BEHALF OF THE CITY COUNCIL, WE WANT TO THANK NOT ONLY THE TOWNSHIP TRUSTEES, THE CEMETERY STAFF, THE CEMETERY BOARD MEMBERS, AND THE OODLES OF VOLUNTEERS YOU HAVE WORKING WITH YOU FOR THE HARD WORK AND PROGRESS THAT YOU HAVE MADE. I REMEMBER WHEN FLINT ROAD WAS A PIECE OF GRASSY LAND. AND IT'S AMAZING WHAT'S BEEN DONE. AND WE CAN'T THANK YOU ENOUGH FOR YOUR HARD WORK AND DEDICATION.

HEARING NO OTHER BUSINESS, S THERE ANY NEED FOR AN EXECUTIVE SESSION? IF NOT, MS. KOWALCZYK MOVES BE ADJOURN. SECONDED BY MR. OBERLE.

ALL IN FAVOR SIGNIFY BY SAYING

* This transcript was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.