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I'M GOING TO CALL THE MAY 4TH, WORTHINGTON CITY COUNCIL MEETING

[1. Call To Order]

TO ORDER. MS. THRESS, WILL YOU PLEASE CALL THE ROLL?

>> P. BUCHER: HERE. >> R. DOROTHY: HERE.

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

>> D. ROBINSON: HERE. >> D. SMITH: HERE.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: HERE. SINCE WE'VE ALREADY DONE THE PLEDGE OF LLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG, I'M GOING TO ALLOW THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO PASS, I WANT TO REITERATE IF ANYBODY HAS COMMENTS OR QUESTIONS OR ANYTHING TO PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CONTACT US. MS. THRESS, CAN YOU PUT THE SLIDE UP FOR A MOMENT IN CASE ANYONE WANT TO CONTACT US FOR THE UPCOMING CITY COUNCIL MEETING? IT'S EMAIL COUNCIL AT WORTHINGTON.ORG OR PHONE NUMBERS, 567-429-0063. AND CONFERENCE 894456 -- NY VISITOR COMMENTS AT THIS POINT? I'M GOING TO MOVE TO APPROVAL OF

[5. Approval of the Minutes]

THE MINUTES FOR APRIL 13TH AND 20TH.

MOVED BY MR. BUCHER, AND SECONDED BY MS. KOWALCZYK WE APPROVE THESE SETS OF MINUTES. CORRECTIONS, ADDITIONS, CHANGES REGARDING THOSE MINUTES? HEARING NONE, ALL THOSE IN FAVOR, SIGNIFY BY SAYING AYE. ALL THOSE OPPOSED, LIKE SIGN.

THE MINUTES HAVE BEEN APPROVED. MOVING ONTO RESOLUTION 23-2020.

[6.A. Resolution No. 23-2020 Public Depositories]

DESIGNATING PUBLIC DEPOSITORIES AND AWARDING PUBLIC MONIES OF ACTIVE AND INTERIM DEPOSITS. INTRODUCED BY MR. SMITH.

MOVED FOR ADOPTION BY MR. MEYERS.

AND SECONDED BY MS. DOROTHY. MR. GREESON.

>> M. GREESON: PRESIDENT MICH AEL, MEMBERS OF COUNCIL, EVERY SO OFTEN WE HAVE TO ISSUE A REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FOR WHERE WE DEPOSIT THE CITY'S RESOURCES AND OUR FINANCE DEPARTMENT MANAGED THAT PROCESS RECENTLY.

I'M GOING TO "T" IT OVER TO MR. -- TURN IT OVER TO MR. BARTTER. AND ASK HIM TO OVERVIEW THAT PROCESS AS WELL AS THE RECOMMENDATION.

MR. BARTTER? >> THANK YOU, MR. GREESON, PRESIDENT MICHAEL, MEMBERS OF COUNCIL.

THIS IS THE YEAR FIVE OF OUR CURRENT BANKING CONTRACT FOR DEPOSITORY SERVICES. WE ISSUED A REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS AND RECEIVED SIX QUALITY PROPOSALS BACK.

THREE MEMBERS OF THE FINANCE DEPARTMENT EVALUATED THE PROPOSALS BASED ON SEVEN AREAS. THE PARK NATIONAL BANK PROPOSAL IS THE RECOMMENDED CHOICE. THAT'S OUR CURRENT DEPOSITTATORY. THEY PROPOSED A NO INCREASE FEE AND WE'RE VERY HAPPY WITH OUR CURRENT SERVICES.

SO WE'RE RECOMMENDING THAT WE MOVE FORWARD WITH PARK NATIONAL BANK AS HE ACTIVE DEPOSIT ORA FOR JUNE 1ST OF 2021 THROUGH JUNE 1ST OF 2025. HAPPY TO ANSWER QUESTIONS.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: HEARING NO QUESTIONS, ALL THOSE IN FAVOR, SIGNIFY BY SAYING AYE. ALL THOSE OPPOSED, LIKE SIGN.

[6.B. Resolution No. 24-2020 Consent & Participation Agreement with ODOT - Northeast Gateway]

RESOLUTION PASSED. RESOLUTION 24-2020.

CONSENT & PARTICIPATION AGREEMENT WITH ODOT - NORTHEAST GATEWAY A RESOLUTION AGREEING TO COOPERATE WITH THE DIRECTOR OF THE OHIO DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION IN THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE NORTHEAST GATEWAY INTERSECTION IMPROVEMENT PROJECT (FRA-CR84-1.36, PID 95516), TO PARTICIPATE IN THE COST OF THE PROJECT, AND AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO ENTER INTO CONTRACTS WITH THE DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION NECESSARY FOR THE COMPLETION OF THE PROJECT.

PROJECT NO. 602-14. INTRODUCED BY MR. ROBINSON.

MOVED FOR ADOPTION BY MR. BUCHER.

SECONDED BY MS. KOWALCZYK. TURNING IT OVER TO YOU,

MR. GREESON. >> M. GREESON: PRESIDENT MICHAES YOU KNOW, WE'VE BEEN COMMITTED FOR QUITE A FEW YEARS TO MOVING THE NORTHEAST GATEWAY PROJECT FORWARD, WHICH IS LARGELY FEDERALLY UNDED. AND THIS IS ONE OF THE I WON'T SAY FINAL BUT CRITICAL PRECONSTRUCTION PIECES OF LEGISLATION THAT WE NEED YOU TO ADOPT THAT WOULD ALLOW THIS

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PROJECT PROJECT TO MOVE FORWARD TO THE CONSTRUCTION BIDDING PHASE. MR. WHITED, I'LL ASK YOU TO OVERVIEW.

AND MR. BARTTER AND I'LL WILL BE AVAILABLE TO ANSWER QUESTIONS

ABOUT THE FINANCES. >> PRESIDENT MICHAEL AND MEMBERS OF COUNCIL, MATT DID A GOOD JOB OF SUMMARIZING.

O.D.O.T. HAS THE FINAL PLAN SETS.

MR. GREESON AND I SIGNED HE TITLE SHEET, MYLAR LAST WEEK AND READY TO GO TO BID IN AUGUST. THIS WILL FINALIZE THE STEPS ALLOWING THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION TO PUT THIS ON THEIR BID DOCKET IN AUGUST TO PROCEED TOWARD CONSTRUCTION.

SIMPLY, ASSURING THEY WILL GET PAYMENT FOR OUR SHARE OF THE CONSTRUCTION. THERE ARE MULTIPLE REIMBURSEMENTS, INCLUDING OPWC AND OTHERS IN THAT TAKE CARE OF FUNDING, AS MR. GREESON MENTIONED, MR. BARTTER CAN GO INTO GREATER DETAIL. I WOULDN'T CALL THIS A FORMALITY OR A FINAL STEP BUT IT'S IMPORTANT AND GET US TO THE PROCESS WHERE WE CAN START THIS THING DIRT MOVING.

THANK YOU. >> M. GREESON: GLAD TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS AT THIS TIME. THERE IS A FAIR AMOUNT OF INFORMATION IN THE MEMO THAT MR. AND MAYBE IT'S BEST WE JUST ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: WHEN DID YOU ANTICIPATE DIRT MOVING?

>> I WOULD SAY SEPTEMBER. SEPTEMBER TO OCTOBER, DEPENDING ON HOW THE CONTRACTOR SELECTION GOES AND WHEN THEY ARE NOTICE TO

PROCEED IS GIVEN. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: OKAY.

ANYONE ELSE? >> R. DOROTHY: THAT WAS MY

QUESTION, BONNIE. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: SORRY,

TOOK IT AWAY FROM YOU. >> R. DOROTHY: THE OTHER QUESTION, I KNOW WE'VE BEEN PLANNING THIS FOR QUITE A LONG TIME. BUT NOW EVERYONE IS CONCERNED ABOUT WHERE ARE WE GETTING OUR MONEY? WHERE ARE WE GETTING THIS MONEY FOR THIS MATCH?

>> SURE, MR. BARTTER, YOU WANT DO TALK ABOUT IT A LITTLE BIT?

>> SURE. IN SHORT, WE'RE GOING TO BARROW IT. THE LONGER EXPLANATION IS, THIS IS ABOUT $2.3 MILLION. WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO SUBMIT IT AND SUBMIT FOR REIMBURSEMENT THROUGH THE OHIO PUBLIC WORKS COMMISSION. WE'RE SLATED TO RECEIVE ABOUT $1.8 MILLION BACK FROM OPWC, THAT WILL OFFSET A SIGNIFICANT PORTION OF THE CONSTRUCTION EXPENSE.

>> R. DOROTHY: SO ARE WE EVENTUALLY GOING TO HAVE ANY

BOND FOR THAT DIFFERENCE OR? >> YES, FRONT THE CASH AND THEN WE'LL ISSUE A DEBT ON IT ONCE WE HAVE, ONCE THEY HAVE LEFT THE CONTRACT, AND WE HAVE THE NORTHEAST GATEWAY, INCLUDING THE RIGHT-OF-WAY ACQUISITION AND OUR PORTION OF THE CONSTRUCTION, WE'LL ROLL IT UP AND ISSUE DEATH ON IT.

-- DET N -- DEATH DEBT. >> R. DOROTHY: HOPEFULLY BE ABLE TO GET A GREAT INTEREST RATE, MAYBE NEGATIVE.

AND WE'RE OBVIOUSLY BONDING OUT THIS PROJECT BECAUSE IT'S A LONG-TERM INVESTMENT AND SOMETHING WE'RE COMFORTABLE WITH PAYING OVER THE WHOLE LIFETIME OF THIS, I THINK IT WILL BE A GREAT IMPROVEMENT. IT'S MULTIMODAL.

LOOKING AT ALL MODES OF TRANSPORTATION IN HIS.

I THINK IT WILL BE AN IMPROVEMENT AND ALSO, STILL WONDERING ABOUT THAT COLOR OF WORTHINGTON.

I DON'T WANT US TO LOOK LIKE THE GOLDEN BEARS.

VERY EXCITED TO SEE THE EARTH MOVING AS MS. MICHAEL NOTED.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: ANYBODY ELSE? NO OTHER QUESTIONS? OKAY.

THEN MOVE ON. ALL THOSE IN FAV OR, SIGNIFY BY SAYING AYE.

ALL THOSE OPPOSED, LIKE SIGN. OKAY.

RESOLUTION 24-2020 IS PASSED. MOVING ONTO ORDINANCE NUMBER 1

[6.C. Ordinance No. 16-2020 Appropriation - Huntley Bowl Improvements Design]

16-2020. AMENDING ORDINANCE NO. 45-2019 (AS AMENDED) TO ADJUST THE ANNUAL BUDGET BY PROVIDING FOR AN APPROPRIATION FROM THE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS FUND UNAPPROPRIATED BALANCE TO PAY THE DESIGN COSTS OF THE RUSH RUN STREAM — HUNTLEY BOWL IMPROVEMENTS AND DETERMINING TO PROCEED WITH SAID PROJECT. PROJECT NO. 708-20.

INTRODUCED BY MR. SMITH. ORDINANCE 17-2020, AMENDING

[6.D. Ordinance No. 17-2020 Appropriation - Corporate Hill Drive Extension Design]

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ORDINANCE 45-2019, AS AMENDED, TO ADJUST THE ANNUAL BUDGET BY PROVIDING FOR AN APPROPRIATION FROM THE WEST WILSON BRIDGE RD. MUNICIPAL PUBLIC IMPROVEMENTS TIF FUND UNAPPROPRIATED BALANCE TO PAY THE DESIGN COSTS OF THE CORPORATE HILL EXTENSION IMPROVEMENTS AND DETERMINING TO PROCEED WITH SAID PROJECT. PROJECT NO. 709-20.

INTRODUCED BY MR. SMITH. INTRODUCED BY MR. MEYERS.

MOVING ON ORDINANCE NUMBER 1 18-2020.

[6.E. Ordinance No. 18-2020 Appropriation - Street Improvement Program]

AMENDING ORDINANCE NO. 45-2019, AS AMENDED, TO ADJUST THE ANNUAL BUDGET BY PROVIDING FOR AN APPROPRIATION FROM THE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS FUND UNAPPROPRIATED BALANCE TO PAY THE COSTS OF THE 2020 STREET IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM AND ALL RELATED EXPENSES AND DETERMINING TO PROCEED WITH SAID PROJECT.

PROJECT NO. 707-20. INTRODUCED BY MS. DOROTHY.

[7.A.I. Revised Implementation of 2020 Capital Improvements Program]

MOVING ONTO POLICY ITEMS. MR. GREESON IS GOING TO FILL US IN ON REVISED IMPLEMENTATION OF THE 2020 CAPITAL MPROVEMENTS PROGRAM. MR. GREESON.

>> M. GREESON: PRESIDENT MICH AEL, MEMBERS OF COUNCIL, THANK YOU FOR INTRODUCING A NUMBER OF CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT ITEMS THERE ON PROJECTS THAT WE THINK ARE CRITICAL TO MAINTAINING OUR INFRASTRUCTURE. YOU RECALL RECALL THAT WHEN WE DEVELOPED OUR CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS PROGRAM LAST YEAR IT WAS PRETTY TIGHT. THAT WE REALLY FOCUSED PRETTY HEAVILY ON WHAT WE WOULD CALL MUST-DO ACTIVITIES.

THINGS THAT WERE MAINTENANCE OF WHAT WE HAVE, OUR EXISTING INFRASTRUCTURE. FULFILLING LEGAL MANDATES, THINGS WE'RE LEGALLY OBLIGATED TO DO LIKE COMPLYING WITH E.P.A.

CONSENT ORDERS FOR SEWERS WOULD BE AN EXAMPLE OF THAT.

WE FOCUSED ALSO ON CONTINUING ALREADY OBLIGATED MAJOR PRO PRODUCTS, STRATEGIC INITIATIVES, THINGS WE'VE ALREADY ACCEPTED FUNDS FOR, PROJECTS LIKE THE NORTHEAST GATEWAY THAT YOU JUST HEARD ABOUT. AND THEN YOU WILL RECALL THAT SOMEWHAT -- IT WAS SOMEWHAT FRUSTRATING THERE WAS RELATIVELY LITTLE FUNDS FOR ADDITIONS OR THINGS THAT WE MIGHT DO.

AND WE FOCUSED THOSE LIMITED DOLLARS ON THINGS THAT WERE COUNCIL PRIORITIES. SO NOW, WE'RE FACING THE FISCAL IMPACTS OF COVID-19. AND WE'RE BEGINNING TO TAKE A NUMBER OF CAREFUL MEASURES TO PREPARE FOR SOME OF THAT FISCAL IMPACT. WE GAVE YOU AT LEAST AN EARLY PRELIMINARY FORECAST OF FISCAL IMPACTS AT A PRIOR MEETING BASED ON DATA GIVEN TO US BY THE REGIONAL INCOME TAX AGENCY.

AND WE'RE USING THAT TO PREPARE PLANS IN OUR CAPITAL AND IN UR OPERATING. WE'RE BRINGING YOU THE CAPITAL TO TALK ABOUT THIS EVENING. QUITE FRANKLY, IT'S A LITTLE LESS COMPLEX I -- AND EASIER TO MANAGE AND ANALYZE AND MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS ON THEN THE OPERATING IN THE COMING MEETINGS, IN THE NEXT WEEK AND FOLLOWING MEETINGS WE'LL BE DISCUSSING THE OPERATING, WHICH IS A LITTLE MORE COMPLEX.

WE'VE EVALUATED THE CAPITAL. AND WE'VE LOOKED AT WHAT WE THOUGHT COULD E DELAYED. AND IF WE THOUGHT IT COULD BE DELAYED, WE'RE RECOMMENDING IT IS DELAYED.

AND YOU WILL SEE THAT IN THE MEMORANDUM THAT'S IN THE AGENDA PACKAGE. WE ESSENTIALLY DELAYING ANYTHING WE THOUGHT IT WAS REASONABLY RESPONSIBLE TO DO.

MAKING WHAT WE WOULD CALL PRUDENT REDUCTIONS.

MANY OF THESE THINGS HOWEVER, ARE DON'T GO AWAY AS NEEDS.

AND SO YOU WILL SEE THEM ARISE NEXT YEAR OR THE FOLLOWING YEAR AS PROJECTS. OR IF THE ECONOMY IS NOT AS DIRE MAYBE LATER IN THE YEAR, IF WE MAKE A MORE POSITIVE COURSE CORRECTIONS. I'M GOING TO ASK MS. STEWART, AS YOU KNOW, DOES THE LION SHARE OR THE HEAVY LIFTING ON THE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT EVERY YEAR TO TALK ABOUT WHAT WE'RE RECOMMENDING HERE. AND EVERY DEPARTMENT HEAD I

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STEWART AND MYSELF WILL BE AVAILABLE TO ANSWER QUESTIONS ABOUT IT. MS. STEWART.

>> THANK YOU, MR. GREESON. AS MR. GREESON MENTIONED, THE CIP WE'VE INCORPORATED ANTICIPATED REVENUE PROJECTS THAT RITA PROVIDED INTO THE C.I.P., TO LOOK AT WHAT HAPPENS WITH THE REVENUE. ESSENTIALLY WHAT HAPPENS IS IT RESULTS IN A DECREASE OF ABOUT $500,000 ANTICIPATED IN 2020 C.I.P. REVENUE. SO WE HAVE GONE THROUGH AND LOOKED AT EACH PLANNED EXPENDITURE, SOME OF THE EXPENDITURES PARTICULARLY ON THE EQUIPMENT SIDE HAVE ALREADY BEEN SPENT. IN TERMS OF REPLACING EQUIPMENT.

THOSE AREN'T THINGS WE CAN CAPTURE FUNDS BACK FROM.

SO A LOT OF THE DISCUSSION REALLY LOOKS AT THE PROJECTS SIDE OF THINGS. WE'VE GONE THROUGH AND IDENTIFIED POSSIBLE REDUCTIONS. MANY CASES, THIS IS JUST DELAYING THE INVESTMENTS BECAUSE AS MR. GREESON MENTIONED LAST FALL WHEN WE PUT TOGETHER THE C.I.P., THERE WEREN'T MENTION OPTIONAL ITEMS SO IT RESULTS IN DELAY PUSHING THOSE EXPENSES TO THE NEXT YEAR OR SO, NOT IN ACTUALLY ELIMINATING THOSE EXPENSES. SO WHEN WE KNOW DOWN THE LIST, THERE ARE A FEW PROJECTS THAT ARE BONDED.

I HAVE RECEIVED THE QUESTION FROM OTHERS ABOUT WHY CONSIDER BOND IN PROJECT. WHILE WE WOULD CONSTRUCT THE PROJECT DISYEAR THIS YEAR, WE WOULDN'T PAY ON THE DEBT.

IT GIVES GREATER FLEXIBILITY AND REDUCING THE DEBT WE'RE TAKING ON NOW AND GIVES US GREATER CASH NO.

BECAUSE AS MR. BARTTER MENTIONED WITH THE ORTHEAST GATEWAY, WITH BONDED ROJECTS WE USUALLY FRONT THE MONEY AND RECEIVER THE REIMBURSE LATER. IF OUR REVENUES DECREASE THE CASH FLOW IS IMPORTANT IN TERMS OF WHAT CASH WE HAVE ON HAND.

THE PROJECT SAID INCLUDED IN YOUR AGENDA PACKET AND THEN ANSWER QUESTIONS. THE KENYONBROOK IMPROVEMENT IS A CRITICAL PROJECT AND NEEDS TO BE DONE BASED ON THE SEWER STUDY IN COMPLIANCE WITH OUR CONSENT ORDER WITH THE OHIO EPA.

HOWEVER, WE EXPECT THIS YEAR TO FOCUS ON DESIGN AND LAND ACQUISITION THE CONSTRUCTION FOR THAT PROJECT IS REALLY LIKELY TO OCCUR AROUND 2022. THAT IS A BONDED PROJECT.

BUT THE ONLY EXPENSES WE THINK WE'LL HAVE IN 2020 RELATE TO LAND ACQUISITION AND FINAL DESIGN.

THE BUILDING IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM.

THESE ARE, THIS IS A BUNDLING OF MULTIPLE SMALLER PROJECTS MAINTAINING OUR EXISTING CITY BUILDINGS AND TRYING TO KEEP THOSE IN REALISTIC SHAPE AND ACCEPTABLE SHAPE.

WE ARE SUGGESTING THAT WE CUT THAT PROGRAM IN HALF, THAT FUNDING IN HALF THIS YEAR. AND DELAY SOME OF THE SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE ON BUILDING. WE'RE SUGGESTING WE DELAY TO NEXT YEAR THE RESURFACING OF THE POOLS AT THE COMMUNITY CENTER AS WELL AS THE EPLACEMENT REPLACEMENT OF THE SOUTH END DOOR. WE SUGGEST WITH THE FIRE HYDRANT REPLACEMENT PLAN, REPLACEMENT AND PAINTING IS PLANNED.

WE SUGGEST ONLY THE REPLACEMENT AND CANCEL ANY PLANNED PAINTING FOR THIS YEAR. WHICH MEANS WE CAN CUT THAT FUNDING IN HALF. WE BELIEVE WE STILL NEED TO MOVE FORWARD WITH THE INVESTMENTS AND THE POLICE BUILDING GOOD THE HVAC AND THE REMEDIATION ASSOCIATED WITH THAT WORK AS WELL AS THE ROOF REPAIR. WE HAVE UPDATED ESTIMATES, COST ESTIMATES. THE ROOF IS ACTUALLY EXPECTED TO BE HIGHER THAN THE C.I.P. THE HVAC AND REMEDIATION IS LESS. THOSE ARE BONDED PROJECTS AND THOSE UMBERS ARE INCLUDED IN THE MEMORANDUM.

WE SUGGEST THAT WE CUT IN HALF OUR TRAFFIC SIGNAL IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM. THE ROUTINE MAINTENANCE AND UPGRADES. WE HAVE AN ALLOCATION EVERY OTHER YEAR TO MAINTAIN TRAFFIC SIGNALS, WE SUGGEST 25 THAN RATHER THAN THE 50,000 LISTED. WE UPDATED COST FOR THE STORM WATER IMPROVEMENTS OF WORTHING WAY.

THAT'S A REDUCTION WE EXPECT TO BE ABLE TO SEE IN THAT PROJECT.

AND THAT IS A SHARED PROJECT WITH THE CHOOLS.

WORTHINGWAY. WE WANT TO POSTPONE A DISCUSSION ON MCCORD PARK. RINIVATIONS, STAFF IS EVALUATING COMPONENTS AND OPTIONS. SO WE WOULD LIKE TO DELAY DISCUSSION AND DECISIONS THERE FOR A BIT LONGER.

THE SELBY PARK PLAYGROUND WE SUGGEST DELAYING UNTIL NEXT

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YEAR. ELIMINATING THE 2020 BICYCLE AND PEDESTRIAN IMPROVEMENTS. THAT ALLOCATION.

AND WE HAVE ALSO HAVE ON HOLD A LARGE PORTION OF THE 2019 ALLOCATION THAT WAS TO FUND THE CROSSING AT PINGERRY ACROSS 161, WE HAVE THAT ON HOLD UNTIL WE BETTER UNDERSTAND WHAT RESOURCES WE'LL HAVE AVAILABLE. ON THE EQUIPMENT SIDE, RIT STAFF SUGGESTS WE LOOK AT REDUCING OUR COMPUTER REPLACEMENT AND REPLACEMENT OF SERVER AND NETWORK COMPONENTS.

NOT ELIMINATE THEM ENTIRELY BUT REDUCE THE AMOUNTS ALLOCATED AND POSTPONING REPLACEMENTS AND UPGRADES.

AND GETTING LONGER LIFE. OUR FIREFIGHTER PROTECTION EQUIPMENT WE EXPECT A LOWER COST.

WE THINK THERE ARE SAVINGS WITH THE FIRE HOSE ALLOCATION CAN BE ELIMINATED FROM 2021 BECAUSE WE SAW FUNDS AVAILABLE IN HE ALLOCATION TO GET US WHAT WE NEED THIS YEAR.

CONTINUING ON THE COMPUTER DELAY, THE REPLACEMENT, WE SUGGEST WE REPLACE ONLY TWO COMPUTERS IN THE FIRE VEHICLES AND DELAY THE OTHER SCHEDULED. WE DELAY SELF BREATHING APPARATUSES, PURCHASES FOR FIRE. WE THINK WE CAN REDUCE THE RECORDS MANAGEMENT BASED ON CURRENTS QUOTES WE BELIEVE THAT CAN BE REDUCED AND SAVE MONEY. AND WE HAVE A COUPLE OF REDUCTIONS IN THE SERVICE AND ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT RELATED TO TOOLS WE HAVE PURCHASED FOR THE GARAGE AND A WOODCHIPPER BASED ON CURRENT COSTS. ALL OF THOSE ACTIONS RESULT IN ABOUT $1.2 MILLION IN PLAIN CASH EXPENDITURES WE WOULD PUT ON HOLD PENDING UNDERSTANDING WHAT HAPPENS WITH OUR FINANCES.

THE DYNAMIC WHERE THE C.I.P. IS IF WE FIND OUR REVENUE FOR 2020 ENDS UP BETTER THAN WE WERE PROJECTING BASED ON THE READ RITA INFORMATION, THAT MONEY IS AVAILABLE IN THE C.I.P. FUND AND WOULD BE AVAILABLE TO FUND THESE ITEMS IN 2021.

WHICH IS GOING TO BE HOPEFUL, WHICH WOULD BE HELPFUL IF WE EXPERIENCE THAT BECAUSE THE FACT WE PUSHED THESE ITEMS I NOTED INTO 2021, PUTS A LOT OF PRESSURE ON 2021.

AND WE EXPECT THAT WE WILL CONTINUE TO LAG IN REVENUES, BECAUSE IF THIS YEAR WE'RE DOWN WE'LL GROW OFF OF LOWER BASE IN THE FUTURE. WE CAN EXPECT WE, THE RUDUCTION IN REVENUES CONTINUE ON FOR SEVERAL EARS IN THE C.I.P., WHEN IS GOING TO MAKE THE FUTURE YEARS OF THE C.I.P. RATHER CHALLENGING TO PUT TOGETHER. WE SUGGEST THAT WE DEAL WITH THOSE FUTURE YEARS WHEN WE ADOPT THE 2022-'25 C.I.P. LATER THIS

YEAR. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: OKAY.

ANY QUESTIONS? MS. DOROTHY?

>> R. DOROTHY: YES. I HAVE A QUESTION REGARDING OUR STREET IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM AND ALSO THE BICYCLE AND PED IMPROVEMENTS. I KNOW WE PASSED A COMPLETE STREETS RESOLUTION POLICY AND WANT TO TRY TO DO A BETTER JOB OF TREATING PEOPLE MOVING ALL MANNERS, WALKING AND BIKING, WHICH IS HAPPENING MORE. TRANSIT A BIT LESS.

CARS ARE OUT THERE. LAST BECAUSE PEOPLE ARE SHELTERING AT HOME. THE PEOPLE WHO ARE OUT BIKING AND WALKING, THEY NEED TO SOCIAL DISTANCE.

THERE IS MORE PEOPLE BIKING AND WALKING IN THE STREET.

AND BECAUSE THERE ARE LESS CARS, WE'VE SEEN INCREASE IN SPEED.

WE ACTUALLY HAD A STUDY FROM O. S.U.

AROUND COLUMBUS AROUND THE 161, QUITE A BIT AN INCREASE IN SPEED AND SPEED KILLED. WHEN SOMEONE IS HIT BY A CAR AT 20 MILES PER HOUR THEY HAVE A 90% CHANCE.

IF IT'S 40, THEY HAVE A 10% CHANCE OF LIVING.

AN INCREASE GETS YOU OVER 40 AND YOU ARE WAY MORE LIKELY TO DIE.

I'M HORRIFIED WE'RE PUSHING OFF FROM 2019 AND NOW 2 2029 -- 2021 WE'RE NOT HAVING PEDESTRIAN IMPROVEMENT TO GET FAMILIES FROM PENGRY TO GRANVILLE PARK ON IS 61 -- 161.

WE HAD KIDS GOING TO SCHOOL AT KILBOURNE.

WE HAD QUITE A BIT OF ACCIDENTS HAPPENING AT HARTFORD AND 6161 -- 161. AND PEOPLE SPEEDING IN VEHICLES.

IT'S NOT SAFE. I THOUGHT WE MADE IT A POLICY TO TRY TO EVENLY DISTRIBUTE PROMOTES FOR ALL MODES OF TRANSPORTATION. THE ROAD FUNDING IS FUNDED A LOT

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BY JUST GENERAL TAXES, OUR INCOME TAX THAT WE'RE LOOKING AT. GAS AND LICENSE TAX IS INCORPORATED IN THERE. IT'S ALSO ALLOWED GENERAL REVENUE FUND. I WOULD LIKE TO HEAR MORE ABOUT WHAT WE'RE DOING TO IMPLEMENT OUR COMPLETE STREETS POLICY.

>> M. GREESON: GLAD TO ANSWER THAT.

AND MS. DOROTHY MADE US AWARE OF THE CONCERN.

I APPRECIATE HER RAISING IT . IN FACT, PROUD OUR SERVICE AND ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT HAS DONE A GOOD JOB OF TAKING INTO ACCOUNT THE ADOPTED COMPLETE STREETS POLICY.

AS WE PREPARED VARIOUS PROJECTS. SO OST RECENTLY, YOU WENT OVER THE STREET WHAT WE CALL THE STREET PROGRAM, WHICH IS LARGELY A MAINTAIN PROGRAM IF YOU WILL RECALL, CRACKED CEILING, MILLING AND OVERLAYING AND PATCHING OUR ROADS.

BUT AS PART OF THAT, BY PURSUANT TO YOUR ADOPTED POLICY, WE'RE REQUIRED TO LOOK AT A COMPLETE STREETS AND WHETHER THERE IS OPPORTUNITY TO DO COMPLETE STREETS AS A RESULT OF IT.

FORTUNATELY, SO MUCH OF OUR PROJECT THIS YEAR IS UST WHAT I WOULD CALL BASIC MAINTENANCE. THE OPPORTUNITIES WERE FEW AND FAR BETWEEN. I ASKED THE SERVICE AND ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT TO WRITE UP WHAT THEY DID FIND ABOUT THAT PROGRAM AND WE WILL DISTRIBUTE THAT TO YOU THIS WEEK.

SO THAT YOU CAN SEE THE WORK THEY ARE THINKING THAT WENT INTO THEIR COMPLETE STREETS EVALUATION OF THE STREET MAINTENANCE PROGRAM. THE OTHER THINGS WE'RE DOING , FOR INSTANCE, EARLIER TONIGHT YOU INTRODUCED TO LEGISLATION THAT WOULD APPROVE FUNDING OUT OF A TAX INCREMENT FINANCING DISTRICT TO LOOK AT CORPORATE HILL.

IT'S BEEN A PRIORITY F OURS TO TRY ENHANCE IN THE WILSON BRIDGE ROAD AREA TO ADDRESS CONCERNS OF BUSINESSES AND FOSTER OPPORTUNITIES FOR REDEVELOPMENT. AND WE HAVE NOW STARTED EMBEDDING IN OUR RFP'S FOR CONSULTANTS AND THE CORPORATE HILL WAS AN EXAMPLE, LANGUAGE THAT ASKS TRANSPORTATION CONSULTANTS TO EVALUATE COMPLETE STREETS AS PART OF THEIR PLANNING, ENGINEERING AND DESIGN CONTRACTS.

THOSE ARE A COUPLE OF WAYS THAT WE'RE OFF THE TOP OF MY HEAD, THAT WE'RE STARTING TO INCOLLOCATE COMPLETE STREETS THINKING INTO EVERY DAY PRACTICES.

AND I HOPE THAT ANSWERED YOUR QUESTION.

I NOW MR. WHITED WOULD BE WILLING TO CHIME IN IF YOU WOULD

LIKE. >> R. DOROTHY: WELL, I APPRECIATE THE HEARING THAT WE'RE THINKING THROUGH THESE IMPROVEMENTS THAT S -- MAKES ME FEEL A BIT BETTER.

ONE THING I HOPE GOES INTO THE THOUGHT PROCESS IS REDUCING SPEED. SPEED KILLS PEOPLE WHO AREN'T AND ARE IN CARS. INCORPORATE HILL DRIVE I THINK HAS A DESIGN GUIDELINE OF 30 MILES PER HOUR.

BUT THE BIKES WOULD BE ON THOSE STREETS BVIOUSLY.

WE HAVE A BIKE AND PED PLAN THAT SAYS BIKE BOULEVARDS SHOULD BE 25-20 MILES PER HOUR AROUND THAT PACE.

IF WE WANT BIKES ON THAT, WE SHOULD 25 OR LOWER.

SAME WITH PROPRIETORS. WE'RE DOING WORK AT PROPRIETORS.

IT IS PREFERRED BIKE PATHWAY RIGHT NOW, BIKES USE IT QUITE A BIT. I WOULD THINK WE WOULD BE LOOKING TO REDUCING THE SIGNAGE TO 25 MILES.

MILES PER HOUR. REDUCING SPEED FOR WHERE PEOPLE WHO ARE BIKING OR WALKING, WHICH WE'RE SEEING A LOT MORE ALL OVER THE PLACE, AND HOPEFULLY THAT WILL CONTINUE.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR LETTING ME KNOW THERE IS A PROCESS IN PLACE. LOOK FORWARD TO WORKING THROUGH

THAT. >> M. GREESON: WE'LL SHARE THE DOCUMENTS. AND ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS YOU

HAVE ABOUT THEM. >> B. KOWALCZYK: I HAVE A FOLLOW-UP QUESTION. I HAVE ALONG THE SAME LINES REGARDING SAFETY. THE REDUCTION AND DELAY ON THE SIGNAL MAINTENANCE AND UPGRADES FOR THE TRAFFIC SIGNAL IMPROVEMENT, DOES IT HAVE SAFETY IMPLICATIONS FOR BIKE AND

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PEDESTRIAN ACTIVITY? >> M. GREESON: MR. WHITED, CAN

YOU ADDRESS THAT PLEASE? >> YES, SIR.

I GUESS THE ANSWER IS, IT COULD. BUT THAT'S LARGELY FOR MAINTENANCE TYPE OF WORK. WE TEND TO USE THAT IF WE CAN, WE USE IT FOR SAFETY IMPROVEMENTS SUCH AS INDICATORS.

BUT TYPICALLY USED FOR MAINTENANCE OF THE EQUIPMENT DURING THE YEAR. AS WE GET THROUGH THE MAINTENANCE AND OUR SYSTEMS. I GUESS THERE IS NO REAL CLEAR ANSWER OTHER THAN IF THERE WERE SOMETHING THAT COULD BE DONE, WOULD BE DONE, THAT WOULD BE DELAYED UNTIL A FURTHER YEAR.

IF WE DIDN'T HAVE THE FUNDING FOR IT.

>> B. KOWALCZYK: OKAY. >> D. ROBINSON: I HAVE A QUESTION FOR MS. STEWART, IF POSSIBLE.

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

>> D. ROBINSON: MS. STEWART 1.2 MILLION AND OUT] ROUGHLY HAT PERCENT OF THE C.I.P. BUDGET PLEASE? MORE THAN THE 1.7 BUT ROUGHLY WHERE IS IT PLEASE?

>> IF YOU LOOK AT THE 2020 C.I.P. WE HAD INTENDED TO HAVE DEBT PROCEEDS SO THE DEBT IS A LITTLE DIFFERENT TIDE TO WHAT PROJECTS WERE PLANNED TO DO. WE MAY NOT ISSUE ALL THE DEBT THIS YEAR. TAKING OUT THE DEBT AMOUNT WE HAD ANTICIPATED THAT WE WOULD HAVE 5.2 MILLION IN INCOME TAX COMING IN. THERE IS A LITTLE OTHER MISCELLANEOUS REVENUE. THE INCOME TAX, WHEN YOU TAKE AWAY ANY DEBT ISSUANCE, INCOME TAX MAKES P 96% OF ALL REVENUE COMING INTO THE C.I.P. ESSENTIALLY, WE HAVE 5.2 MILLION ORIGINALLY TO WORK WITH. WE HAD, IF YOU TAKE OUT BONDED PROJECT SAID -- PROJECTS WE INTENDED TOTAL EXPENDITURES OF

ABOUT 5.5 MILLION. >> D. ROBINSON: DRIVING T, I GUESS --

>> ABOUT 22%. >> D. ROBINSON: 22%.

IF THE RITA ESTIMATE OF 2.7 ENDS UP BEING CLOSE TO REALITY, WOULD WE INDEED HAVE FUNDS? IT SOUNDS LIKE WE WOULD CUTTING IN AND OUT] PROJECTS DOROTHY AND KOWALCZYK WERE

REFERENCING. >> M. GREESON: YEAH, I THINK WE WENT HROUGH AN OBJECTIVE EXERCISE TO IDENTIFY EVERYTHING WE THOUGHT WE COULD ELAY. AND THEN WE DID.

AND WE DIDN'T START WITH THAT FIXED 10% NUMBER.

WE THINK IT'S PRUDENT TO DELAY ALL THE RECOMMENDED THINGS THAT WE'VE OUTLINED. AND YES, YOU ARE CORRECT.

IF WE FIND OUT THAT THE ECONOMIC FORECAST ARE IN LINE WITH WHAT RITA SUGGESTED, OR SOMEWHERE IN BETWEEN 10 AND 20 OR LESS THAN 10, ANY OF THOSE SCENARIOS WE WOULD COME BACK TO YOU AND TALK ABOUT WHAT PRIORITIES MIGHT GET ADDED BACK IN AND MOVED FORWARD.

>> D. ROBINSON: THANK YOU, MR. GREESON.

I SUPPORT YOUR APPROACH. ECONOMIC CONDITIONS ARE MOVING SO RAPIDLY THAT A MONTH FROM NOW THEY WOULD BE DIFFERENT.

THANK YOU. >> M. GREESON: I THINK WE'RE GOING TO BE BUDGETING ALL YEAR AROUND.

WE'RE NOT FAR OFF FROM DEVELOPING THE NEXT FIVE-YEAR C.I.P. ALL OF THIS WILL BE PART OF THAT

CONVERSATION AS ELL. >> I THINK THERE ARE A COUPLE OF DIFFERENT WINDOWS FOR US TO EVALUATE.

IF WE FEEL CONFIDANTE IN THE FALL, THE DYNAMIC THE UNSPENT MONEY STAYS IN THE C.I.P. FUND. IF WE'RE NOT COMFORTABLE DOING SOMETHING IN 2020, THAT MONEY IS AVAILABLE IN 2021, AS PARTS OF THE UPDATED C.I.P. FOR 2021 TO 2025 WE COULD THEN LOOK TO ADD

IN THOSE PROJECTS NEXT YEAR. >> D. ROBINSON: THANK YOU.

EXCELLENT. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: ANY

OTHER QUESTIONS? >> R. DOROTHY: ALONG THE THOUGHT PROCESS, RIGHT NOW WE HAVE PEOPLE NOT WORKING.

IF WE HAVE MONEY AND PROJECTS, WE WANT TO PUT THAT MONEY AND PEOPLE TO WORK. AND NOT HAVE IT THERE AND WAIT UNTIL NEXT YEAR WHEN EVERYTHING IS GANGBUSTERS.

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I THINK WE MIGHT HAVE A MUCH BETTER BID OPPORTUNITY RIGHT NOW THIS YEAR TO HAVE, TO SPEND THAT MONEY.

IT WAS A REALLY HOT CONSTRUCTION MARKET.

BUT THEN A LOT OF THINGS PUT ON THE BRAKES.

IF WE HAD MONEY AS GOVERNMENTAL ENTITY, WE HAVE PUBLIC GOOD PROJECTS AND PUBLIC MONEY WE CAN PUT IN THE HANDS OF CONTRACTORS TO GET EVERYONE BACK TO WORK. I THINK WE SHOULD LOOK AT -- I MEAN, OBVIOUSLY IT'S VERY UNKNOWN.

THINGS DO CHANGE ON A DAILY BASIS.

THERE ARE SO MUCH UNKNOWN. BUT DEFINITELY WOULD WANT TO DO AS MANY IMPROVEMENTS AS WE CAN POSSIBLY THIS YEAR.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: ANYBODY ELSE HAVE QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS? ANYBODY? ANY OTHER COUNCILMEMBERS?

>> PRO TEM S. MYERS: I THINK THE APPROACH IS APPROPRIATE.

WE HAVE NO IDEA WHAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN THE SECOND HALF OF THIS YEAR. WE CUT 6.5% OUT OF OUR C.I.P.

FOR WAS IT, TWO R THREE YEARS, BONNIE?

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: YES. >> PRO TEM S. MYERS: LAST TIME BEFORE WE FINALLY GOT BACK. SO YOU KNOW, I APPRECIATE IT VERY, VERY CONSERVATIVE APPROACH.

AND IF WE GET LUCKY AND THE MONEY IS THERE, SECOND HALF OF THE YEAR I DON'T THINK THAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN.

BUT 10% IS A VERY OPTIMISTIC FORECAST.

THEN WE CAN PUT IT BACK IN. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: WELL, I AGREE. WE CAN ALWAYS PUT MONEY BACK IN WE HAVEN'T SPENT. ANYBODY ELSE? WELL, MR. GREESON, THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

AND MS. STEWART. FOR YOUR REPORTS AND ALL THE FORECASTS AND BEING ON TOP OF TRYING TO HAVE A VERY CONSERVATIVE APPROACH AS WE'RE MOVING INTO A PERIOD OF UNKNOWN

FINANCIAL FORECASTING. >> M. GREESON: PRESIDENT MICHAEL, I WANT TO ACKNOWLEDGE, I APPRECIATE COUNCILMEMBER DOROTHY'S SENTIMENT. AND I HEARD IT AND I WANT TO ACKNOWLEDGE IT AND TELL YOU I GREATLY APPRECIATE AND UNDERSTAND THE CONCERN. THIS IS A COUNCIL ADOPTED C.I.P.

AND SO I'M NOT SURE WE NEED AN AMENDMENT OF THE C.I.P. AT HIS JUNCTURE. BUT I WANT TO TELL YOU OUR INTENT IS ONSIST WITH THE MEMORANDUM TO NOT MOVE FORWARD WITH THE PROJECTS OUTLINED, ESSENTIALLY DELAY THEM AS WE ARTICULATED THIS EVENING. I HEARD A MAJORITY OF YOU SAY THAT. OR SUPPORT THAT APPROACH.

IT WOULD BE MY INTENTION TO AFFECT THAT CHANGE.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: OKAY. >> R. DOROTHY: I WOULD LIKE TO MAKE AN AMENDMENT TO TAKE OFF NUMBER 12, IF I COULD GET A

SECOND. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: I HAVE YOUR MOTION. I HAVE NOT HEARD A SECOND.

WE'LL HEAR MORE REPORTS FROM STAFF.

THERE MAY BE TIME LATER IN THE YEAR TO BRING THAT BACK IN IF FINANCIAL NUMBERS BRING IT TOGETHER.

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ANYBODY ELSE? MR. GREESON, IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE YOU WANT TODAY TO BRING FORWARD?

>> M. GREESON: WHEN THE TIME IS APPROPRIATE, I WANT TO TOUCH BASE ON A COUPLE OF OTHER WHAT I WOULD CALL COVID-19-RELATED ISSUES. AND CONNECT WITH YOU ON THAT.

IF NOW IS A GOOD TIME, I'LL DO IT NOW.

AND ALSO BE AVAILABLE FOR QUESTIONS OR IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO DELAY THAT TO LATER ON, I WOULD BE GLAD TO DO THAT AS

WELL. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: IT SEEMS BASICALLY WE'RE RIGHT WITH THE MEETING, IT'S AS GOOD A TIME

AS ANY TO BRING IT FORWARD. >> M. GREESON: OBVIOUSLY, WE'RE NOT DOING A FULL-SCALE BRIEFING THIS EVENING.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE AN UPDATED ONE OF THOSE LIKE WE'VE DONE IN MORE RECENT PAST, PLEASE LET ME KNOW AND I'LL GET HEALTH OFFICIALS AND OTHER SCHEDULED FOR THAT IN THE COMING WEEKS IF IT'S YOUR DESIRE. I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT TO TOUCH BASE ON SOME OF THE ISSUES THAT HAVE ARISEN.

KIND OF AS WE GO. ONE OF THEM IS JULY 4TH.

AND IN PARTICULAR, THE CITY'S EXPENDITURE ON FIREWORKS.

I'VE BEEN A PART OF SEVERAL CONVERSATIONS WITH CENTRAL OHIO

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CITIES ABOUT POSTPONING THE FIREWORKS.

AND TRUST ME, THERE IS NOBODY THAT LIKES FIREWORKS MORE THAN ME. TO THE POINT I PROPOSED TO MY WIFE DURING THE JULY 4TH FIREWORKS IN FLORIDA ONE YEAR.

AND SO IT'S LIKELY THERE IS GOING TO BE A RECOMMENDATION FROM THE CENTRAL OHIO MAYORS AND MANAGER'S ASSOCIATION TO COLLECTIVELY POSTPONE FIREWORKS WITH EACH JURISDICTION ULTIMATELY DECIDING ON THEIR OWN FOLLOWING AVAILABLE PUBLIC HEALTH ADVICE. AND THAT RECOMMENDATION IS BEING DEVELOPED IN LARGE PART BECAUSE THERE HASN'T BEEN STATE WIDE GUIDANCE ON THESE LARGER EVENTS THAT ARE A LITTLE BIT FURTHER OUT ON THE CALENDAR. WE'RE STILL RIGHT NOW THEY ARE NOT ALLOWED BECAUSE THERE IS STILL RESTRICTION ON GATHERING.

BUT T'S HARD TO PREDICT WHAT JULY LOOKS LIKE.

AND MANY OF THE ORGANIZATIONS ARE PLANNING MONTHS AND MONTHS IN ADVANCE. SO MUCH LIKE OUR REGION'S EFFORT TO COORDINATE HALLOWEEN, THERE WILL BE AN ATTEMPT TO COORDINATE AN ANNOUNCEMENT ABOUT FIREWORKS IN THE NEXT COUPLE OF WEEKS.

OUR FIREWORKS VENDOR WOULD LIKE AN ANSWER ESSENTIALLY OF WHAT E PLAN TO DO IN THE NEXT 10 DAYS. THAT IS, THEY HAVE STAFF THEY NEED TO SCHEDULE. THEY HAVE MATERIALS THEY NEED TO BUY AND PLANS THEY NEED TO MAKE. THEY HAVE BEEN A GOOD LONG-TERM PARTNER. WE WANT TO BE RESPECTFUL OF THAT. WE NEEDTA MAKE A DECISION.

OUR RAIN DATE IS THE SUNDAY BEFORE LABOR DAY.

THAT'S OUR CONTRACTUAL RAIN DATE.

THE VENDOR WOULD MOVE THE FIRE WORKERS -- FIREWORKS TO ANOTHER DATE AT NO COST. THEY FULLY UNDERSTAND THE SITUATION CLIENTS ARE IN. WE TALKED PARTNERS AT THE ROTARY. AND THEY ARE PREPARED TO ADJUST THEIR STRATEGIES AND PLAN FOR SOME OTHER TIME IN THE FUTURE.

AND I'M INCLINED TO JOIN THE EMERGING CONSENSUS OF COMMUNITIES AND POSTPONE TO THE RAIN DATE.

THE FIREWORKS, THAT IS. AND THEN SEE WHERE WE ARE AS WE GET CLOSER TO THAT DATE. LET ME SAY OUR INCREDIBLE PARKS AND RECREATION STAFF HAVE BEEN TASKED AND LOOKING AT WAYS WE CAN HONOR MEMORIAL DAY AND CELEBRATE JULY 4TH IN WAYS THAT ARE CONSIST WITH GOOD PUBLIC HEALTH PRACTICES IN THIS NEW ERA. AND SO THEY HAVE BEEN TASKED WITH BEING CREATIVE ABOUT THAT. BUT WE'RE ASSUMING WE HAVE SOME ADVANCED PLANNING TO DO. AND ANNOUNCEMENTS TO MAKE.

AND CONTRACTORS TO NOTIFY. AND WE'RE ASSUMING THAT BY JULY 4TH, WE WON'T BE GATHERING IN THE THOUSANDS CLOSE TOGETHER ON THE FRONT OF THE HIGH SCHOOL LAWN.

SO A DECISION WILL NEED TO BE MADE ABOUT THAT SOON.

AND IF THERE IS NO OBJECTION OR CONCERN, I WOULD PLAN TO MOVE WITH WHAT THE CONSENSUS APPROACH IS.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: ONE THING ON SOME OF THE PHONE CALLS, I'VE BEEN ON MOST OF THE PHONE CALLS, I'VE BEEN ON MORE ZOOM MEETINGS THAN I CARE TO ADMIT BUT THEY HAVE BEEN HELP IFAL AND GOOD. A POINT THAT WAS BROUGHT UP, IF ONE COMMUNITY HAS FIREWORKS AND THE OTHERS DON'T, YOU ARE GOING TO HAVE ALMOST NO CHANCE TO HANDLE CROWD CONTROL.

THINK, N WORTHINGTON, ONE OF THE ONLY ONES HAVING BEGGARS NIGHT ON HALLOWEEN DAY AND IT'S A WEEKEND, WE HAVE PEOPLE DRIVING FROM ALL OVER THE AREA TO DROP THEIR KIDS OFF FOR BEGGARS NIGHT. 4TH OF JULY FIREWORKS WILL BE EVEN MORE. THAT'S WHY COMMUNITIES ARE LOOKING TOGETHER SO THERE ISN'T ONE COMMUNITY DOING SOMETHING WHO IS GOING TO END UP HAVING ALL KINDS OF PROBLEMS BECAUSE OF EVERYBODY DRIVING O ONE PLACE BECAUSE THEY ARE THE ONLY ONES

DOING IT. >> M. GREESON: THE REALITY IS WE DON'T EXACTLY KNOW WHAT WOULD BE ALLOWED IN THE FALL AND LABOR DAY WEEKEND. WHETHER WE COULD, YOU KNOW, HAVE A MEMORIAL DAY PARADE AND A FIREWORKS SHOW OVER LABOR DAY

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WEEKEND IS UNKNOWN AT THIS TIME. OUR VENDOR WOULD LIKE TO HAVE US FULFILL OUR CONTRACTUAL COMMITMENT TO THEM SOMETIME IN THE CALENDAR YEAR. I THINK WE HAVE FLEXIBILITY.

BUT IT'S -- IT TAKES THESE KIND OF EVENTS REQUIRE ADVANCED PLANNING. YOU CAN'T WAIT UNTIL THE FINAL MINUTE AND MAKE A DECISION. I WOULD BE GLAD TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT IT. THERE IS NO -- MY CRYSTAL BALL ISN'T MORE CLEAR THAN ANY OF YOURS.

I WOULD WELCOME ANY INPUT YOU MIGHT HAVE.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: ARE THERE ANY QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS?

YES? >> PRO TEM S. MYERS: I HAVE ONE.

MR. GREESON, YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT SORT OF AN END OF SUMMER CELEBRATION, WHICH SEEMS TO MAKE SENSE.

IS THERE COORDINATION WITH THE OTHER COMMUNITIES AS TO THAT DATE SO WE DON'T RUN INTO THE SAME ISSUE AS IF WE DID IT ON

THE 4TH OF JULY? >> M. GREESON: YEAH.

RIGHT. WE'LL DO OUR BEST.

AND I HINK MOST PEOPLE ARE LOOKING AT THAT LABOR DAY WEEKEND AS A POTENTIAL ALTERNATIVE.

>> PRO TEM S. MYERS: I HAVE TO SAY, NOT BEING ABLE TO CELEBRATE THE 4TH OF JULY IN THIS COUNTRY HURTS.

>> M. GREESON: WE'RE GOING TO FIND A WAY TO DO IT.

WE WANT TO FIND A WAY TO DO IT. WHETHER TRADITIONAL FIREWORKS OR THE METHODOLOGY, I HINK, IS CHALLENGING.

>> PRO TEM S. MYERS: ALL IGHT. THANK YOU.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: WE PROBABLY NEED TO BE CONCERNED ABOUT ARE BEING DOING THEIR OWN BACK YARD FIRE WORK DISPLAYS.

>> M. GREESON: WE'RE CERTAINLY AWARE OF THAT.

THE ABSENCE OF ORGANIZED FIREWORKS MEANS MORE CREATIVITY IN BACK YARDS FOR SURE. AND CHALLENGES WITH OUR DIVISION OF POLICE SO THERE WILL BE A LOT OF EDUCATION AROUND THAT.

AND WHEN YOU ARE GOT A COUPLE OF OTHER ISSUES I WOULD LIKE TO ENGAGE YOU ON TOO. BUT THAT IS THE CURRENT THINKING IN TERMS OF FIREWORKS ACTIVITIES.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: ANYTHI? >> D. ROBINSON: IS COLUMBUS LEANING THIS WAY WITH RED, WHITE, BOOM.

>> M. GREESON: IT'S NOT A CITY EVENT.

IT'S A PRIVATE EVENT. I'M SURE IT HAS A WHOLE SERIES OF PERMITS. AND THE -- THEY RAISE MONEY TO SUPPORT IT. BUT THE CITY OF COLUMBUS IS GETTING ENGAGED IN THIS CONVERSATION.

AND SO WE'LL KNOW, HOPEFULLY KNOW WHAT HAPPENS WITH RED, WHITE AND BOOM. CERTAINLY WOULDN'T MAKE SENSE FOR ANY OF US TO STAND ALONE IN THIS.

WE WOULD BE SENDING PEOPLE TO BE CLOSER TOGETHER IN SOME OTHER JURISDICTION. I HAVE NOT HEARD A SPECIFIC ANNOUNCEMENT ABOUT RED, WHITE AND BOOM.

BUT IT HAS BEEN ONE OF THE DRIVING QUESTIONS IN THESE CONVERSATIONS IS WHAT IS HAPPENING WITH IT.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: I KNOW THE TOPIC HAS COME UP MORE THAN ONCE IN THESE MEETINGS. AND WE DID HAVE MR. ANDY GINTHER, THE MAYOR AND MIKE CHADDIC ON THE PHONE CALLS.

WE KNOW COLUMBUS IS LOOKING AT SOMETHING.

WE DON'T KNOW EXACTLY WHAT. >> P. BUCHER: THANK YOU.

>> M. GREESON: I'M NOT AWARE OF -- MR. HURLEY IS ON THE LINE.

HAVE YOU HEARD WHETHER THEY HAVE ANNOUNCED YET?

>> NO. THERE IS NOT BEEN AN ANNOUNCEMENT. CERTAINLY CONVERSATIONS HEADING

THAT WAY SEEM TO BE LIKELY. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: OKAY.

ANY OTHER COMMENTS OR QUESTIONS ABOUT 4TH OF JULY? HEARING NONE, MR. GREESON, YOU CAN MOVE TO THE NEXT TOPIC.

>> M. GREESON: NEXT AND FINAL THING I WANT TO TALK ABOUT IN THIS OPEN MEETING IS OUR REOPENING PLANS.

WE'RE GOING TO BE SENDING OUT TO YOU IN THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS OUR MORE DETAILED STRATEGIES OR WHAT WE'RE CALLING A STAGED-REOPENING. STAGE ONE WOULD BE BEGIN NEXT

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MONDAY. AND ESSENTIALLY IT WOULD FOLLOW THE BEST PRACTICES OUTLINED BY THE OHIO DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH.

AND WE WOULD LOOK AT ALL OF THE THINGS THAT YOU KNOW ARE BEST PRACTICES AS WE FACE THIS. THINGS LIKE SOCIAL DISTANCING, TAKING TEMPERATURES AND MONITORING HEALTH OF EMPLOYEES.

WEARING MASKS. HAVING PEOPLE TO CONTINUE WORK AT HOME. PROVIDING OTHER PHYSICAL BARRIERS LIKE PLEXIGLASS BETWEEN CUSTOMERS AND OUR EMPLOYEES AT THE COUNTERS. WE HAVE A WHOLE STRATEGY DEPARTMENT BY DEPARTMENT. AND WE'RE REFINING THAT AND FINALIZING THAT THE EARLY PART OF THIS WEEK ND IMPLEMENT EARLY NEXT WEEK. ESSENTIALLY, WE'LL HAVE A REPRESENTED REOPENING WHERE THE CITY HALL AND THE COURT AND CLERK COUNTERS WOULD BE REOPENED.

THE PLANNING AND BUILDING COUNTER WOULD BE REOPENED.

AND THE SERVICE DEPARTMENT COUNTER WOULD BE REOPENED.

WE WOULD STILL PROVIDE RESTRICTED, STILL HAVE SIGNIFICANT RESTRICTIONS TO ACCESS TO OUR PUBLIC SAFETY FACILITIES, THE POLICE AND FIRE DEPARTMENTS FOR OBVIOUS REASONS TO MAINTAIN THE HEALTH AND SAFETY OF OUR FIRST RESPONDERS.

WE WILL ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO CONTINUE TO TRY TO DO BUSINESS WITH US DIGITTY DIGITALLY, VIA THE PHONE AND MEETINGS LIKE THIS. VIA TECHNOLOGY.

AND QUITE FRANKLY, WE HAVE A LOT OF SUCCESS STORIES WHERE WE'VE BEEN ABLE TO SERVE THE PUBLIC THROUGH ALTERNATE MEANS THAN FACE-TO-FACE INTERACTIONS. WE WANT TO KEEP THEM AND OUR CITIZENS HEALTHY AND OUR EMPLOYEES HEALTHY SO WE CANNOT HAVE AS MANY INTERRUPTIONS IN SERVICE.

WE ENCOURAGE THAT. AND MAKE SURE WE EMPHASIS THAT EVERYTHING WE'RE DOING WHILE IT'S NOT, IT FEELS A COUNTER TO OUR NORMAL CUSTOMER SERVICE APPROACH WHERE WE HAVE AN OPEN COUNTER WITHOUT BARRIERS AND A SMILING EMPLOYEE.

REALLY ARE THE ULTIMATE FORM F CUSTOMER SERVICE BECAUSE WE WANT TO KEEP THEM SAFE. WE JUST HOPE OUR CITIZENS AND CUSTOMERS AND ALL JUST ACCEPT THINGS THEY DON'T EXPECT WHEN THEY WALK IN A WORTHINGTON FACILITY.

PLEXIGLASS AND EMPLOYEE THAT IS SMILING UNDER THEIR MASK.

AND THOSE KIND OF MEASURES. WE WILL ALWAYS BE INSTITUTING MEASURES FOR VENDORS AND OUR VENDORS THAT ACCESS ALL OF OUR DIFFERENT FACILITIES. AND WE'LL SHARE ALL OF THAT WITH YOU THIS WEEK ONCE WE DOT THE I'S AND CROSS THE T'S.

GLAD TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS. I KNOW I HAVEN'T SENT IT OUT.

IN THE EVENT YOU REVIEW AND SEE SOMETHING YOU HAVE A COMMENT ON, PLEASE DON'T HESITATE TO CALL US.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: OKAY. ARE THERE ANY QUESTIONS THAT

NEED TO BE ANSWERED NOW? >> B. KOWALCZYK: I HAVE A QUESTION. IN TERMS OF PEOPLE ENTERING THE BUILDINGS, THE PUBLIC, ARE THERE GOING TO BE REQUIREMENTS OR RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THEM IN TERMS OF DISTANCING AND MASKS

AND OTHER THINGS? >> M. GREESON: YEAH.

WE'VE LOOKED AT EACH OF OUR LOBBIES.

AND IN TERMS OF -- THEY ARE HAD A LITTLE DIFFERENT.

DIFFERENT SIZES. THE THREE LOBBIES IN PARTICULAR THAT WE'LL BE OPENING UP. AND SO IN ONE INSTANCE, THERE IS A LOBBY WHERE IT DOESN'T MAKE SENSE TO HAVE MORE THAN ONE PERSON IN HERE AT THAT TIME BECAUSE YOU CAN'T HAVE PEOPLE SIX FEET APART IF THEY ARE NOT WITH EACH OTHER.

WE'LL PROBABLY LIMIT THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE THAT ENTER THAT LOBBY AT THE SERVICE DEPARTMENT. AND ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO STAND OUTSIDE WHILE THE OTHER PERSON CONDUCTS BUSINESS.

IN OUR OTHER LOBBIES WE'LL MARK THE FLOORS LIKE IN THE RETAIL LOCATIONS. WE'LL HAVE SIGNAGE THAT ENCOURAGES ALL OF THAT AS WELL AS MARKINGS ON THE FLOOR.

I'M SURE YOU ARE WONDERING ABOUT MASKS.

WE'RE GOING TO HIGHLY RECOMMEND PEOPLE USE THEM.

TRAIN OUR STAFF ON ARTICULATING WHY IT'S A BENEFIT.

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AND WE WILL GO TO THE POINT OF PROVIDING THEM, ONE, F THEY DON'T HAVE IT. BUT ULTIMATELY, WE'RE NOT GOING TO DENY SERVICE IF SOMEBODY DOESN'T HAVE ONE OR WON'T WEAR ONE. WE, YOU WILL RECALL DR. ACTEN TALKS ABOUT THE SWISS CHEESE APPROACH.

TO PROTECTION. WE, OUR SERVICE DEPARTMENT, BUILT PLEXIGLASS SCREENS. AND WE ALSO WILL HAVE OUR EMPLOYEES EARING MASKS. AND WE'RE EXPLORING SOME OTHER MEASURES WE COULD EVEN PROVIDE THEM THE PLASTIC SHIELDS THEY COULD WEAR IF THEY FELT IT WAS NECESSARY.

SO WE WILL HAVE SEVERAL PIECES OF DR. ACTEN'S SWISS CHEESE TO PROTECT ALL INVOLVED. WE EXPECT MOST OF THE PEOPLE THAT WALK IN OUR LOBBIES WILL EITHER ALREADY HAVE A MASK OR WOULD BE WILLING TO WEAR ONE TO PROTECT THEMSELVES AND OTHERS.

>> B. KOWALCZYK: I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT TO STRESS THE POINT OF WEARING THE MASK IS TO PROTECT OTHERS.

AND WE MOST CERTAINLY WANT OUR EMPLOYEES PROTECTED TO THE

MAXIMUM EXTENT POSSIBLE. >> M. GREESON: ABSOLUTELY.

THEY ARE OUR GREATEST RESOURCE. >> B. KOWALCZYK: RIGHT.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: ANY OTHER QUESTIONS? OKAY. MR. GREESON, ANYTHING ELSE TO

BRING P? >> M. GREESON: NO.

PRESIDENT MICHAEL, WHEN IT'S APPROPRIATE, WE WOULD LIKE AN EXECUTIVE SESSION. BACK TO NORMAL BUSINESS.

TALKING ABOUT BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS AND APPOINTMENTS TO BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS. AND THEN I WOULD LIKE TO TALK ABOUT SOME EMPLOYEE COMPENSATION MATTERS.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: OKAY. ALL RIGHT.

[8. Reports of Council Members]

NOW IS OUR CHANCE FOR REPORTS OF COUNCILMEMBER SAID -- COUNCILMEMBERS. MS. THRESS, ANYTHING TO REPORT?

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

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

>> M. GREESON: I BELIEVE HE >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: MR. ROB

INSON? >> D. ROBINSON: NOTHING THIS

EVENING, PRESIDENT MICHAEL, >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: MS. DOR

OTHY? >> R. DOROTHY: I WANTED TO REMIND PEOPLE GIVING TUESDAY STARTED.

I KNOW PERHAPS ONE OF MY FAVORITE NONPROFITS, MCCONNELL ARTS CENTER.

WORTHINGTON

>> M. GREESON: I BELIEVE TOM JOINED US.

BUT TOM, I THINK YOU MAY NEED -- YES?

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: MR. LI? >> I DO NOT HAVE ANYTHING TO REPORT. THANK YOU.

SORRY FOR A SLOW BUTTON. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: NOT A PROBLEM. WE'RE ALL DEALING WITH THAT.

MR. MEYERS, DO YOU HAVE ANYTHING?

>> PRO TEM S. MYERS: NOTHING, THANK YOU.

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

>> D. SMITH: NO, THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

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

>> B. KOWALCZYK: NOTHING. THANK YOU.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: AND MR. >> P. BUCHER: NOTHING TONIGHT.

THANK YOU. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: AND I WANT TO AGAIN THANK OUR STAFF FOR ALL THE HARD WORK AND TIME THEY ARE PUTTING IN AND THE EXTRA EFFORT TO KEEP OUR CITY SAFE AND OUR RESIDENTS SAFE, TO KEEP OUR EMPLOYEES AND STAFF SAFE. I WANT TO THANK EVERYBODY AGAIN FOR THEIR HARD WORK AND ALL THEY ARE DOING TO ENRICH THE LIFE IN OUR COMMUNITY WHILE KEEPING EVERYBODY SAFE.

WITH THAT, — . >> M. GREESON: THANK YOU.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: WITH THAT, I DON'T KNOW WHERE I LET

[10. Executive Session]

OFF. MR. BUCHER MOVES WE GO TO EXECUTIVE SESSION, SECONDED BY MS. KOWALCZYK.

FOR THE PURPOSES OF TO CONSIDER APPOINTMENT OF PUBLIC EMPLOYEES TO BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS AND COMPENSATION OF PUBLIC EMPLOYEES, MS. THRESS, CAN YOU PLEASE CALL THE ROLL FOR EXECUTIVE SESSION?

>> D. ROBINSON: YES. >> R. DOROTHY: YES.

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

>> P. BUCHER: YES. >> B. KOWALCZYK: YES.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: YES. WE'RE NOW ADJOURNED TO EXECUTIVE SESSION. DON'T KNOW WHAT ELSE TO DO.

I DON'T HAVE A GAVEL. MS. THRESS, LET ME KNOW WHEN> PY ERS MOVES WE COME OF EXECUTIVE SESSION, SECONDED BY MS. DOROTHY. PLEASE CALL THE ROLL.

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>> P. BUCHER: YES. >> B. KOWALCZYK: YES.

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

>> R. DOROTHY: YES. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: YES.

WE ARE OUT OF EXECUTIVE SESSION. MR. ROBINSON MOVES WE ADJOURN, SECONDED BY MR. BUCHER. ALL THOSE IN FAVOR, SIGNIFY BY .

OPPOSED? OKAY.

WE ARE OUT OF SESSION. WE ARE CLOSED.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR MEETING TONIGHT.

>> M. GREESON: THANK

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