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[1. Call To Order]

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>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: NOW THAT IT'S 7:30, I'M GOING TO CALL THE MONDAY, MAY 11TH MEETING OF THE WORTHINGTON CITY COUNCIL TO ORDER. MS. THRESS, COULD YOU PLEASE CALL 24 THE ROLE?

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: HERE. WILL EVERYONE PLEASE RISE FOR THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG? YOU. OKAY.

MS. THRESS, HAVE WE RECEIVED COMMENTS FROM VISITORS?

>> D. KAY THRESS: WE HAVE NOT. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: FOR THOSE OUT THERE WATCHING, RESIDENTS WATCHING, WE HAVE IN FRONT HOW YOU SUBMIT COMMENTS. EMAIL TO COUNCIL AT WORTHINGTON.ORG OR THE PHONE NUMBER AND THE CONFERENCE I.D.

AND YOU CAN CALL IN WITH THOUGHTS AND QUESTIONS.

THERE WILL BE A LOT OF DISCUSSION OR NOT FINANCIAL FUTURE OF THE CITY AND HOW WE'RE WORKING WITH THE PANDEMIC CIRCUMSTANCES AND EVERYTHING THAT'S EVOLVED FROM THAT.

YOU CAN GO ONTO THE WORTHINGTON WEBSITE, TO BE ABLE TO PULL UP THE NUMBERS IF YOU DIDN'T GET THEM WRITTEN DOWN QUICK ENOUGH.

MOVING ON, WE'RE GOING TO GO INTO THE POLICY ITEMS.

[5. Reports of City Officials]

THE FINANCIAL REPORT. AND THE OPERATING EXPENDITURES.

MR. GREESON ASKED IF HE CAN COMBINE 5A AND B TOGETHER BECAUSE THEY FLOW OGETHER. I DON'T SEE ANY REASON WHY WE SHOULDN'T PUT THE TWO TOGETHER. AT THIS POINT, MR. GREESON, WE'LL TURN THIS MEETING OVER TO YOU.

>> M. GREESON: GOOD EVENING, PRESIDENT MICHAEL, MEMBERS OF COUNCIL. THANKS FOR YOUR TIME THIS EVENING. AS COUNCIL PRESIDENT MICHAEL MENTIONED, WE'RE GOING TO SPEND TONIGHT LIKE WE AT OUR COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE MEETINGS. WE DON'T HAVE PUBLIC HEARINGS OR PIECES OF LEGISLATION FOR ACTION.

WE'RE GOING TO TAKE A POLICY ISSUE, IN THIS CASE, CONTINUING DISCUSSION REGARDING FISCAL IMPACTS OF COVID-19.

AND DO A DEEPER DIVE ON IT. AND REVIEW WITH YOU SOME RECOMMENDATIONS FROM STAFF. AS YOU KNOW, AND AS WE'VE TALKED ABOUT, WE ANTICIPATE NOTABLE FISCAL IMPACKS FROM COVID-19.

OF COURSE, IT'S DIFFICULT TO PREDICT EXACTLY WHAT WILL HAPPEN WITH THE ECONOMY AND THE CORRESPONDING IMPACTS TO OUR REVENUES. BUT WE THINK IT IS PRUDENT TO TAKE SOME FISCAL ACTIONS NOW IN ORDER TO BLUNT THE IMPACT THAT WILL BEGINNING OCCURRING IN THE COMING MONTHS.

LAST WEEK WE TOOK A HARD LOOK AT THE CAPITAL FUND WHERE WE DO OUR CAPITAL PROMOTE PROGRAM, PROJECTS, EQUIPMENTS AND RECOMMENDED A SERIES OF PROJECTS POSTPONEMENTS AND COMPARED THOSE ACTIONS TO THE FISCAL PROJECTIONS THAT THE REGIONAL INCOME TAX AGENCY, RITA, PROVIDED US.

YOU MAY RECALL WERE BASED ON A SHARP DOWN TURN FOLLOWED BY A GRADUAL RETURN OF THE ECONOMY WITH EVERY OVERALL YEAR END IMPACT ETWEEN 10 AND 11% DOWN IN REVENUES.

THIS WEEK, WE WANT TO TURN OUR FOCUS TO THE OPERATING BUDGET.

AND THE GENERAL FUND. EACH OF THE DEPARTMENT HEADS, THE DEPARTMENT DIRECTORS, I SHOULD SAY HAVE BEEN A PART OF A PROCESS IN THE LAST COUPLE OF WEEKS WHERE WE'VE LOOKED CLOSELY AS WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE, WHAT COULD BE DELAYED OR WHAT COULD BE ELIMINATED FROM THE 2020 BUDGET TO CONSERVE CASH.

AND MITIGATE FUTURE IMPACTS OF COVID-19.

AND WE'RE GOING TO REVIEW THAT INFORMATION WITH YOU THIS EVENING. THERE IS A MEMORANDUM IN YOUR PACKET THAT TALKS ABOUT IT AS WELL.

IN YOUR AGENDA PACKAGE. PRIOR TO GOING THROUGH SPECIFIC BUDGET ADJUSTMENTS, WE WANT TO DO SEVERAL THINGS.

FIRST, WE WANT TO GO THROUGH THE MOST RECENT MONTHLY FINANCIAL REPORT, WHICH IS ALSO INCLUDED IN YOUR PACKET.

WE'RE GOING TO SPEND A LITTLE BIT TIME REVIEWING THE CITY'S ADOPTED FUND BALANCE POLICY. WE'VE DONE IT A LOT IN RECEIPT

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YEARS. THE POLICY IS NOT THAT OLD.

AND WE'VE TALKED A LOT ABOUT IT. BUT WE THINK IN TIMES LIKE THIS, WHERE WE'RE GOING TO POTENTIALLY NEED TO USE FUND BALANCE, IT'S IMPORTANT TO LOOK FIRST AT OUR PLANS AND OUR POLICIES RELATED TO IT. SO WE'RE GOING TO LOOK AT THAT.

AND WE'RE GOING TO RELATE THAT AND ITS POTENTIAL USAGE TO VARIOUS FISCAL IMPACT SCENARIOS. IF WE HAVE THE REGIONAL INCOME TAX AGENCY PROJECTION OR GREATER, AND THEN WE'RE GOING TO GO OVER THE SPECIFIC REDUCTIONS THAT WERE INCLUDED IN THE MEMO IN YOUR PACKET. THTHERE IS A LOT TO COVER.

MOST OF THAT IS GOING TO BE COVERED BY OUR DISTINGUISHED FINANCE DIRECTOR, SCOTT BARTTER. I'M GOING TO TURN IT OVER TO MRS MATERIAL IN A POWERPOINT FORMAT. MR. BARTTER.

>> THANK YOU, MR. GREESON. PRESIDENT MICHAEL, MEMBERS OF COUNCIL, I HAVE A FOUR-PART POWERPOINT PRESENTATION.

WITHOUT FURTHER ADO, WE'LL DO INTO IT.

I WANTED TO START OFF WITH REVIEW COVERING HISTORY OF THE FUND BALANCE AND EDUCATIONAL PIECE THAT WE HAVEN'T TALKED ABOUT BEFORE. BUT I THINK IT'S PERTINENT TO THE CURRENT SITUATION. I KNOW EVERYBODY ON THIS CALL KNOWS AT THIS POINT THE FUND BALANCE BUT I THOUGHT FOR THE PURPOSES OF IF PEOPLE WERE CALLING IN WHO WERE NOT FAMILIAR, THE FUND BALANCE IS THE RAINY DAY FUND, WE WE CARRYOVER FROM Y YEAR TO YEAR UNUSED IN THE GENERAL FUND.

WE PASSED RESOLUTION 70-2018. THIS UPDATED THE GENERAL FUND CARRYOVER BALANCE POLICY FOR THE CITY.

TO TARGET UNENCUMBERED 35-50% OF PRIOR YEAR GENERAL FUND EXPENDITURES. AND HAS AN ACTION PLAN IF IT FALLS WITHIN CERTAIN THIS HOLDS. THIS IS A SLIDE I USED WHEN WE TALKED ABOUT THE SAME TOPIC IN FEBRUARY.

AT THIS POINT FEELS LIKE ABOUT TWO AND A HALF YEARS AGO.

IT WAS JUST FEBRUARY. DECEMBER 31ST, 2019, GENERAL FUND ALANCE IN TERMS OF CASH, ABOUT 60% OF 2018 EXPENDITURES.

UNENCUMBERED. 54% OF THE 2018 EXPENDITURES.

UPDATE FOR APRIL 30TH, 2020, 55% OF THE 2019 EXPENDITURES.

AND 43.46% UNENCUMBERED. AFTER MAKING A SIGNIFICANT PAYMENT IN JANUARY. FOR THE TRANSITION TO NORTHWEST CENTER FOR 911 DISPATCHING AND THE PROPERTY TAX DISTRIBUTION THAT ACCOUNTS FOR THAT ALSO. THIS IS A CHART THAT I CALL THE GENERAL FUND COMPREHENSIVE REPORT WE PUT OUT EVERY YEAR.

YOU WILL SEE THIS CHART A COUPLE OF TIMESY WE MOVE THROUGH THE PRESENTATION. THE REASON I PUT THIS IN THE PRESENTATION IS BECAUSE I WANTED TO SHOW HOW WE ARE IN A MUCH STRONGER POSITION TO DEAL WITH FINANCIAL DOWN TURN AS A RESULT OF THIS PANDEMIC. THEN WE WERE IN 2007, 2008, DEALING WITH THE COLLAPSE OF THE FINANCIAL MARKETS AND GREAT RECESSION. I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT TO NOTE WE HAVE REALLY NEVER BEEN IN A STRONGER POSITION TO DEAL WITH WHATEVER FALL OUT IGHT COME FROM THIS COVID-19 CURRENT SITUATION. AGAIN, THIS S THE SAME INFORMATION ONLY AS A PERCENTAGE OF PRIOR YEAR EXPENDITURES BECAUSE THAT'S RELEVANT. YOU CAN SEE BACK 2009, 11%.

2010, 7.9%. IT'S REALLY A DANGEROUSLY LOW PLACE TO BE. I'LL GO BACK A SLIDE HERE.

2010, FUND ALANCE, $1.6 MILLION.

WE'VE SPENT ABOUT 2.2, 2.5 PER MONTH.

JUST OVER A HALF A MONTH'S WORTH OF FUND BALANCE.

IT'S NOT A GREAT -- >> R. DOROTHY: CAN YOU EXPLAIN HOW WE GOT IN THAT POSITION WITH CHANGING IN ALLOCATIONS AND

TAXES, MR. BARTTER? >> ONE SECOND, I'LL GO THROUGH THE ENTIRE HISTORY OF THE FUND BALANCE AND HOW IT FLUCTUATED AND THE MEASURES WE TOOK TO GET TO WHERE WE'RE AT.

AND SO WHILE WE ARE IN A VERY GOOD POSITION TO DEAL WITH THE PANDEMIC AND SHUT DOWN OF THE ECONOMY, I WANTED TO PUT THIS CHART IN HERE TO SHOW WHEN IT GOES IT CAN GO FAST.

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THIS IS 2001, TO 2004, YOU CAN SEE IN 2001, WE HAD A FUND BALANCE, 70 PLUS PERCENT. BY THE TIME 2004, IT WAS 2.2 MILLION. $8 MILLION LOSS OF FUND BALANCE.

AND 2001 TO 2004. SO IF WE TAKE A LOOK AT WELL, YOU KNOW, WHAT CAUSED THAT. I'M SURE IT WAS A NUMBER OF THINGS. WHAT STUCK OUT TO ME WAS THIS IS THE SINGLE BIGGEST DECLINE IN INCOME TAX IN THE PAST 21 OR 22 YEARS. THE 12.9, 5% IN 2001.

WE HAD $14 MILLION WORTH OF INCOME TAX COLLECTIONS.

BY 2,000 ONE THAT DROPS 12.2. 12.7 IN 2.

2003. WE START GETTING BACK CLOSE DO THAT, 2,000 LEVEL OF INCOME TAX COLLECTIONS AND IF YOU REMEMBER, OR KNOW, I'LL TELL YOU IN 2004, WE HAD TO INCREASE THE INCOME TAX RATE FROM 1.65 TO 2%, BARELY GETTING ACK TO 2000 LEVEL WITH

INCOME TAX RATE INCREASE. >> D. ROBINSON: MR. BARTTER? IN 2001, OUGHLY WHAT PERCENTAGE OF THE CITY'S REVENUE BUDGET WAS

INCOME TAX? >> I DON'T KNOW FOR SURE.

BUT IT HAS REMAINED RELATIVELY UNCHANGED.

IF I HAD TO GUESS, I'M GOING TO SAY AROUND 72%.

BACK THEN AS WELL. BUT I DON'T KNOW FOR SURE.

I DON'T THINK THERE HAS BEEN ANY SIGNIFICANT CHANGE IN THAT PERCENTAGE OF OVERALL REVENUE IN THAT TIMEFRAME.

>> M. GREESON: WE WOULD HAVE HAD MORE STATE TAX AND LOCAL FUND REVENUE AT THAT POINT SO IT MIGHT HAVE BEEN LESS.

I DON'T KNOW OFF THE TOP OF MY HEAD.

>> TO GET TO MS. DOROTHY'S QUESTION.

I'VE GOT THIS GOING BACK QUITE A WAYS.

I THOUGHT, ON A SCREEN, THIS WOULD E A GOOD OPPORTUNITY TO PUT OUT QUITE A FEW YEARS. AND WE CAN TALK ABOUT HOW THIS U-SHAPE HAPPENED HERE. 2001, TO '04 WE TALKED ABOUT SIGNIFICANT INCOME TAX DECREASE. DROPPED THE FUND BALANCE.

OTHER THINGS GOING ON ON THE EXPENDITURE SIDE, THE EXAMINATION OF THE COMMUNITY CENTER.

-- EXPANSION. THE RECESSION IN 2007 AND '08 WITH DANGEROUSLY LOW FUND BALANCES.

WE INCREASED THE PROPERTY TAX FROM 3 MILLS TO 5 MILLS IN 2007.

IN 2009 WE REALLOCATED 6.4% OF THE INCOME TAX OUT OF THE CAPITAL FUND AND INTO THE GENERAL FUND.

INSTEAD OF 20/80, THE CURRENT SPLIT OF INCOME TAX, WE HAD 86.4% GOING INTO THE GENERAL FUND.

AND THE 13.6 GOING INTO THE CAPITAL FUND.

THAT HAPPENED FROM 2009 TO 2013. AND RESULTED IN A REALLOCATION OF BOUT $6 MILLION THAT IF IT HAD BEEN ABOUT THE 80/20 WOULD HAVE GONE TO THE CAPITAL BUT REDIVERTED TO THE GENERAL FUND.

>> D. ROBINSON: SORRY TO INTERRUPT.

THE 2006 FUND BALANCE, APPEARS TO BE THE LOW -- IN AND OUT] THAT WAS SEVERAL YEARS OUT OF H THE 2001-'02 RECESSION. CAN YOU REPEAT THE PRIMARY COST DRIVERS OF THE DECLINING FUND BALANCE FROM SAY '04 TO '06?

>> '04 WE INCREASED INCOME TAX AND BARELY GETTING BACK TO 2000 LEVELS. AT THE SAME TIME EXPANDING PARKS AND RECREATION PROGRAMMING AND EXPANSION OF THE COMMUNITY CENTER. THAT WAS EARLIER IN THE DECADE, NOT AS MUCH AS 2006. WE DIDN'T BUILD IT BACK UP.

IF HAT MAKES SENSE. >> D. ROBINSON: IT DOES.

SOMEWHAT, I'LL FOLLOW-UP LATER WITH YOU.

THANK YOU. >> 2009 THROUGH '13 AS THE REALLOCATION FROM THE GENERAL INTO THE CAPITAL FUND.

IN 2010 YOU WILL REMEMBER WE AS THE INCOME TAX RATE FROM 2 TO 2.5. BETWEEN 2004 AND '10 WE FIND A

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RATE INCREASE. AND '07 ANOTHER INCREASE.

THE DIVERSION OF THE INCOME TAX FROM THE C.I.P. TO THE GENERAL FUND IN '10. AND ALSO ON THE EXPENDITURE SIDE WE AD QUITE A FEW POSITIONAL VACANCIES.

BETWEEN THE TIME OF 2002 TO ABOUT 10 POSITIONS THAT WERE ELIMINATED. THAT CAUSED EXPENDITURE SAVINGS.

AND WE'VE BEEN ABLE TO IN 2012 SIGNIFICANT STATE TAX OF A MILLION PLUS WHICH CONTINUED TO BUILD THIS.

>> R. DOROTHY: THANK YOU. MR. BARTTER, I APPRECIATE YOU SAY IT INCREASED TWICE IN THE PROPERTY ONCE AND OUR CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT FUNDS THEY HAVE NOT EVER EEN BACK TRACKED.

WE BASICALLY REALLOCATED OUR CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT TO GENERAL FUNDS AND NEVER BACK FILLED CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS FUNDS, IS

THAT CORRECT? >> THAT'S CORRECT.

THE $6 MILLION WAS USED TO BUILD THE FUND BALANCE IN THE GENERAL

FUND. >> R. DOROTHY: THANK YOU.

>> YOU ARE WELCOME. THAT WAS ALL HISTORY AND HOPEFULLY REVIEW. I WANTED TO ADDRESS THE QUESTION OF, WHY ARE WE TALKING ABOUT CUTS AND EXPENDITURES WHEN IF YOU LOOK ON THE INCOME TAX REPORT WE'RE UP 6% AND IN A STRONG FINANCIAL POSITION. ONE OF THE THINGS THAT IS KEY TO UNDERSTANDING THAT, WORTHINGTON CODIFIED ORDINANCE 17-17.01, COLLECTION AT SOURCE WHICH IS BORING AND THERE IS NOT A QUIZ ON IT. BUT IT IS INTEGRAL TO THE INCOME TAX COLLECTION. THE COLLECTION AT SOURCE IS JUST THAT EMPLOYERS ARE REQUIRED TO WITHHOLD THE TAX FOR THE EMPLOYEES. AND THEN THEY REMIT IT BASED ON THE THRESHOLD OUTLINED HERE. SEMI MONTHLY, MONTHLY OR QUARTERLY, DEPENDING UPON WHAT THEIR LEVEL OF WITHHOLDING IS.

IF IT'S MORE THAN A THOUSAND DOLLARS A MONTH, THEY SHOULD REMIT SEMI MONTHLY. IF IT'S BETWEEN 122,399, MONTHLY. AND EVERYBODY ELSE QUARTERLY.

AS AN EXAMPLE, MARCH WAGES OR MARCH 1 TO MARCH 31ST, WOULD BE DUE TO THE REGIONAL INCOME TAX AGENCY ON APRIL 15TH.

THOSE FORMS THEN HAVE TO GET PROCESSED BY THE REGIONAL INCOME TAX AGENCY AND THE CITY RECEIVED IT BIMONTHLY DISTRIBUTION FROM THE REGIONAL INCOME TAX AGENCY. IT WOULD BE INCLUDED IN THE 1ST OR THE 15TH. ANY DECLINE IN WITHHOLDING TO THE CITY OF WORTHINGTON IN MARCH WOULDN'T BE RECOGNIZED UNTIL THE MAY DISTRIBUTIONS IN INCOME TAX COLLECTIONS.

FOR A QUARTERLY, THE IRST QUARTER WOULD BE JANUARY THROUGH MARCH, DUE APRIL 30TH. THE FORMS WOULD NEED TO BE PROCESSED AND LOOKING AT THE SECOND DISTRIBUTION OR THE FIRST DISTRIBUTION IN JUNE. FIRST QUARTER, WE MIGHT NOT SEE THE WITHHOLDINGS UNTIL THE JUNE INCOME TAX REPORT.

THIS INFORMATION FROM THE REGIONAL INCOME TAX AGENCY.

WE HAVE 5,357 WITHHOLDING. 61% QUARTERLY FILERS.

WE MAY NOT SEE UNTIL JUNE. MONTHLY, 1,829.

SEMI-MONTHLY, 241. I DON'T THINK THEY TELL THE FULL STORY BECAUSE THE 241 SEMI MONTHLY, MAY MAKEUP 60% OF THE TOTAL INCOME TAX COLLECTIONS. BUT I HAVEN'T BEEN ABLE TO GET THE NUMBER FOR THE BREAKDOWN IS BY ACTUAL COLLECTION BY ACCOUNTS AND HOW THEY FILE. I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT TO NOTE WE HAVE QUITE A FEW QUARTERLY FILERS.

AND WE DON'T SEE THE FIRST QUARTER UNTIL JUNE-ISH.

ANY OTHER QUESTIONS ON PART ONE BEFORE I MOVE INTO PART TWO? HEARING NONE, GENERAL FUND REVENUE.

THIS IS A SLIDE FROM THE BUDGET. I JUST WANTED TO AGAIN, HIGHLIGHT, THE EXPENSES ON MUNICIPAL INCOME TAX.

DEPENTANCE. 87% IS FROM THREE THREE THESE THREE SOURCES, INCOME TAX, PROPERTY TAX, AND PARKS AND RECREATION REVENUE. TWO OF WHICH, WE ANTICIPATE BEING SIGNIFICANTLY IMPACTED BY THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC.

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AND PROPERTY TAX THERE IS A LOT OF, QUITE A FEW DIFFERENT THINGS GOING ON. YOLK I DON'T THINK 2020 WE'LL SEE TOO BIG OF AN IMPACT. MAYBE DELINQUENCIES, UT THERE IS TALK OF MOVING THE TRIENNIAL, WHICH WOULD IMPACT 2021 PROPERTY TAX COLLECTIONS. THIS IS A BREAKDOWN OF GENERAL FUND REVENUE S OF APRIL 30TH, 2020.

WHILE WE CAN'T REALLY TELL YOU WHAT MAY AND JUNE AND JULY INCOME TAX, ALTHOUGH WE CAN PROJECT, WE CAN START TO SEE SOME OF THE IMPACTS OF THE PANDEMIC HERE.

SO WE'LL GO THROUGH THIS BECAUSE WE'VE PLENTY OF TIME.

SO MUNICIPAL INCOME TAX. RIGHT NOW 7.6% OVER WHERE WE ESTIMATED WE WOULD BE. WE'RE DOING VERY WELL FOR JANUARY, FEBRUARY, MARCH, APRIL. PROPERTY TAX.

WE'RE UNDER WHERE WE NTICIPATED WE WERE GOING TO BE BY ABOUT $125,000. I CAN TELL YOU FOR PROPERTY TAX IT'S ACTUALLY FOUR DISTRIBUTIONS.

FIRST HALF FROM FRANKLIN COUNTY. AND A FIRST HALF FROM THE STATE.

THE STATE IS THE ROLL BACK AND HOMESTEAD AMOUNTS THEY DISTRICT TO US. THAT WILL BE BACK UP IN THE AY FINANCIAL REPORT. THEN WE'LL RECEIVE A SECOND HALF IN HOPEFULLY AUGUST OR SEPTEMBER.

UNLESS THEY MOVE THE DATE ON THAT.

THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT FUND PRETTY MUCH RIGHT ON TARGET.

INTERESTING, UP A LITTLE BIT. FINES AND FORFEITURES IS MAYOR'S COURT. 40% DECLINE FROM WHERE WE ANTICIPATED BEING. THIS IS AS A RESULT OF NOT WRITING AS MANY TICKETS. NOT AS MANY PEOPLE ON THE ROADS.

WE'LL CONTINUE TO SEE THAT DECLINE.

TOWNSHIP FIRE SERVICE. THIS WAS A QUESTION FROM MR. ROBINSON LAST MONTH. WE HAVE NOT RECEIVED THE PARRY TOWNSHIP FIRST HALF PAYMENT FOR FIRE PROTECTION SERVICES.

WE'RE WORKING ON THAT. COMMUNITY CENTER MEMBERSHIP AND PROGRAMS. ANOTHER DIRECT IMPACT AND THERE IS NO LAG TIME ON THE REPORTING. SO YOU CAN START TO SEE DOWN 18% FROM WHERE WE ATED BEING $149,000.

-- ANTICIPATED. EMS TRANSPORT DOWN AND ALL OTHER REVENUE I WANTED TO TALK BOUT ON THE POSITIVE SIDE WE RECEIVED EWC FROM PRIOR PLAN YEARS OF ABOUT $425,000 IN APRIL.

SO THAT WAS AN UNEXPECTED ONE-TIME REVENUE BUMP.

SO WE DO SHOW THAT REFLECTED HERE IN THAT PUTS US AT THE BOTTOM, 2.39% OVER ESTIMATES AS OF APRIL 30TH.

>> D. ROBINSON: MR. BARTTER, WHY WAS THE EWC UNEXPECTED?

>> YOU NEVER KNOW. IT'S UP TO HOW WELL THEY ARE MANAGING. THEY TELL YOU HOW WELL THEY MANAGE THEIR INVESTMENT PORTFOLIO.

YEAR TO YEAR YOU DON'T KNOW IF YOU GET A REFUND FROM THE BWC.

THIS YEAR THEY ACCELERATED IT. IT'S USUALLY NOT UNTIL LATER IN THE YEAR. I BELIEVE IGNORE GOVERNOR DEWINE TALKED ABOUT THAT. WE RECEIVED REFUNDS IN APRIL.

>> QUESTIONS BEFORE I MOVE ONTO PART THREE?

HEARING NONE -- >> P. BUCHER: I HAVE ONE REAL QUICK. HAVE WE HEARD ANYTHING OUT OF THE STATE WITH BUDGET ADJUSTMENTS ON THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT FUND THAT ANYONE IS AWARE OF AND POSSIBLY BEING

REDUCED? >> WE HAVE NOT.

I'M SURE IT WILL BE REDUCED. WITH THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT FUND WE DON'T COUNT ON IT MUCH. IT'S A $350,000.

THAT WAS SUPPOSED TO GO UM RECENTLY A LITTLE BIT.

WAY BACK, I THINK IN 2010 OR '1A MILLION DOLLARS A YEAR.

IT'S DECLINED SO MUCH WE DON'T RELY ON IT.

IF IT IS A DROP FROM THE STATE, IT SHOULDN'T BE A HUGE IMPACT.

ANY NEGATIVE NUMBER IS AN IMPACT.

IT SHOULDN'T BE A HUGE CONCERN. >> P. BUCHER: THANK YOU.

>> B. KOWALCZYK: I HAVE A FOLLOW-UP.

I THIS MAYBE A LATER DISCUSSION. THE CARES ACT FUNDING THAT IS BEING DEBATED RIGHT NOW. IT'S SENATE BILL 310 I THINK.

THAT WOULD DISTRIBUTE. DO YOU HAVE ANY IDEA HOW MUCH WE WOULD GET? AND WHEN THAT MIGHT BE?

IF IT PASSES. >> MR. GREESON I BELIEVE SENT ME

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AN EMAIL 25 MINUTES AGO THAT MIGHT HAVE OUR NUMBER.

I HAVEN'T LOOKED. AS SOON AS WE HAVE A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF THE NUMBER WE'LL BE SURE TO GET THAT OUTTO

YOU. >> B. KOWALCZYK: THAT MONEY IS RESTRICTED TO COVID EXPENSES, CORRECT?

>> YES. THEY PUT OUT AN EXHAUSTIVE LIST WHAT YOU CAN APPLY FOR REIMBURSEMENT FOR.

IT HAS TO BE COVID-RELATED. WE THINK WE HAVE MANY, INCLUDING A PORTION OF THE ASSISTANT FIRE CHIEF'S SALARY.

CERTAINLY, CLEANING SUPPLIES AND MATERIALS AND PPE.

WE HAVE, WE THINK WE CAN COVER WHATEVER THEY WILL ALLOW.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: IT'S MY UNDERSTANDING, MRS. KOWALCZYK, FROM THE MORPC MEETINGS, THE LEGISLATURE IS OOKING AT PUTTING A PORTION OF THE CARE FUNDS OUT NOW.

AND HOLD ONTO SOME OF THE CARE FUNDS THAT HAVE GONE TO THE STATE WITH THE HOPES THEY CAN GET THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO LOSEN UP THE RESTRICTIONS FOR THE USE OF THOSE FUNDS.

A PORTION OR ENTIRE AMOUNT OF CARE FUNDS AVE GONE TO THE STATE OF OHIO THAT COULD BE USED FOR LOCAL GOVERNMENT.

ALL OF IT IS NOT DISTRIBUTED. PART OF IT AND THEY ARE HOLDING OFF ON THE REST HOPING THEY COULD GET THE CHANGES DONE

THROUGH THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT. >> B. KOWALCZYK: THAT WAS MY UNDERSTANDING AS WELL. I AM INTERESTED IN WHAT THE AMOUNT IS THAT YOU THINK WE COULD GET WITH THE CURRENT ALLOCATION, NOT THE WITHHELD PORTION.

>> YEP. HOPEFULLY I WILL HAVE THAT THIS WEEK. I DON'T KNOW.

>> M. GREESON: I THINK WE'LL GET INFORMATION THIS WEEK.

I WANT TO VERIFY SOME OF THE THINGS BEFORE I REPORT T.

THEY ARE USING THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT FUND DISTRIBUTION METHODOLOGY AND THE ABSENCE OF ANY OTHER COMMONLY ACCEPTED METHODOLOGY FOR DISTRIBUTING STATE FUNDS TO LOCAL GOVERNMENTS. THE COUNTIES, CITIES AND TOWNSHIPS ALL ARE ACCUSTOMED TO THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT FUND.

THERE IS A METHODOLOGY BY WHICH THE DOLLARS WILL BE DISTRIBUTED USING THAT, THE LGF STRATEGY. THE RESTRICTIONS FOR USAGE ARE ACTUALLY THE BILL TIES IT TO THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF TREASURY.

I CAN SEND OUT AN ANALYSIS I SAW TODAY ACTUALLY ON HAT ARE ELIGIBLE EXPENSES. AND WE CAN START TO SHARE WHAT WE THINK WE'LL SEE IN TERMS OF NEW REVENUE OR REIMBURSED EXPENSES. ONE OF THE THINGS I THINK PROMISED COUNCIL PRESIDENT MICHAEL IS TO GET OUT LETTERS TO OUR PARTICULARLY, OUR CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION.

AS THEY CONSIDER ADDITIONAL RELIEF FUNDING, MANY LOCAL GOVERNMENTS ARE ADVOCATING FOR REVENUE REPLACEMENT, NOT JUST SPECIFIC COVID-19-RELATED EXPENSES.

AS YOU WILL SEE WHEN WE LOOK AT THE SCENARIOS, REIMBURSEMENT FOR EXPENSES WON'T COVER THE POTENTIAL EVEN THE MODERATE LOSS. AND SO, ANY, WE THINK ANY ADDITIONAL RELIEF FUNDING SHOULD BE LESS RESTRICTIVE.

AND CONSIDER REVENUE REPLACEMENT AS SOMETHING LOCAL GOVERNMENTS

CAN USE THE FUNDS OR. >> B. KOWALCZYK: GREAT.

THANK YOU. >> OKAY.

EXPENSES. THIS AGAIN, IS JUST A GRAPH I PULLED OUT OF THE BUDGET. FOR SOME REASON I'M MISSING THE PERCENTAGE FOR POLICE. 50% OF EXPENDITURES FOR SAFETY.

PARKS AND REC, 19. SERVICES AND ENGINEERING 18.6 OUT OF THE GENERAL FUND. THIS IS AN INTERESTING PIE CHART THAT SHOWS A BREAKDOWN OF GENERAL UND EXPENDITURES BY CATEGORY. PERSONAL SERVICES WOULD INCLUDE WAGES, OVERTIME, ANNUAL SERVICE CREDIT AND VARIOUS FORMS OF COMPENSATION THAT IS PROVIDED TO PEOPLE. FUND BUDGET, 49.36. ADDITIONAL PERSONAL SERVICESIZE

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23.46. THE PENSION, HEALTH, DENTAL AND LIFE INSURANCE. AND CONTRACTUAL SERVICES IS THE OTHER BIG PIECE, 22.26. THAT WOULD INCLUDE THINGS LIKE THE CONTRACT WITH THE REGIONAL INCOME TAX AGENCY FOR INCOME TAX SELECTION. THE CONTRACT WITH NREEC FOR 911

AND REFUSE COLLECTION. >> D. ROBINSON: MR. BARTTER?

>> YES, SIR. >> D. ROBINSON: OF THE CONTRACTUAL SERVICES, ANY IDEA OF WHAT PERCENT WOULD BE WHAT I WOULD DESCRIBE AS ONE-OFF CONSULTANT FEES AS OPPOSED TO

RECURRING ONTRACTUAL SERVICES? >> NOT OFF THE TOP OF MY HEAD.

BUT WE CAN TAKE A LOOK AT THAT AND GET THAT OUT TO YOU.

>> D. ROBINSON: THANKS. >> WE CAN TAKE A OOK.

SO THIS IS THE SAME WHERE ARE WE AS OF APRIL 30TH, 2020 ON THE EXPENDITURE SIDE. NOW, THIS ESTIMATE IS JUST THE EXPENSES DIVIDED BY 12, MULTIPLIED BY OUR.

IF WE TOOK THE ENTIRE UDGET AND PRESUMED IT WAS SPENT EVENTUALLY THROUGHOUT THE YEAR AND FOUR MONTHS OF THAT, WHICH IS NOT THE REALITY OF HOW OUR EXPENDITURES WORK.

WE SPEND MORE IN THE SECOND HALF THAN THE FIRST HALF.

WE HAVE SIGNIFICANT PERSONNEL AND CONTRACTUAL COMMITMENTS IN TERMS OF WAGES AND SALARY THAT COME UP, SPIKE IN JULY AND DECEMBER. BUT THIS DOES SHOW YOU A LITTLE BIT WE'RE TRACKING PRETTY SIGNIFICANTLY UNDER AT THIS POINT THIS KIND OF HIGHLIGHT A COUPLE OF THEM.

PARKS AND RECREATION HAS TWO VACANCIES AND HAS NOT SPENT AS MUCH IN SUPPLIES AND OTHER MATERIALS AS THEY HAVE BEEN CLOSED. POLICE OPERATIONS, WE NOT MADE THE TRANSFER TO THE POLICE PENSION.

THEY ARE DOWN TWO POSITIONS ALSO.

SO YOU CAN KIND OF SEE THAT. RIGHT NOW AT 84.23% ACROSS THE ORGANIZATION IN TERMS OF EXPENDITURES.

>> D. ROBINSON: WHERE RE THE SAVINGS BEING AND OUT] UNDER GENERAL GOVERNMENT PLEASE?

>> WE'RE AT SAVINGS FOR GENERAL GOVERNMENT?

>> D. ROBINSON: YEAH. >> NO POSITIONAL SAVINGS.

THERE IS NO VACANCIES IN GENERAL GOVERNMENT.

A LOT OF THAT IS IN TRANSFERS. WE HAVEN'T DONE THE TRANSFERS OUT TO THE WATER AND SEWER FUNDS, THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT FUND OR ECONOMY OF THOSE TRANSFER.

ANY OF THOSE TRANSFERS. A LOT OF THOSE ARE PENDING

TRANSFERS. >> D. ROBINSON: THANK YOU.

>> YOU'RE WELCOME. OKAY, SO IF THERE ARE NO QUESTIONS ON EXPENDITURES, I WILL ROLL INTO COVID-19 SCENARIOS. WERE THERE QUESTIONS ON PART THREE? HEARING NONE.

I'VE DEVELOPED THREE DIFFERENT SCENARIOS.

AND ACTUALLY WE HAVE FOUR HERE. I HAVE A LOT OF DIFFERENT SCENARIOS. FOUR AND ERE TO SHOW YOU BASED UPON THREE DIFFERENT THINGS. THE FIRST SCENARIO IS UTILIZING THE RITA INCOME TAX ROJECTIONS, WITH NO EXPENDITURE CHANGE.

LET'S TALK ABOUT ALL THESE NUMBERS.

THIS IS A MUCH, VERY MUCH STRIPPED DOWN, VERY SMALL PORTION OF THE FIVE-YEAR FORECAST WE PUT IN THE BUDGET DOCUMENT. ORIGINAL IS WHAT WE HAD ORIGINALLY BUDGETED. ORIGINALLY PROJECTED $29,417,46.

23.5 MILLION IN TOTAL EXPENDITURES.

ADDITIONAL 1.5 MILLION IN PRIOR YEAR EXPENSES MONIES FROM 2019 OR BEFORE BUDGET THAT CARRIED INTO 2020.

WE ANTICIPATED $1,259,559 IN MONIES UNSPENT IN 2020.

BUDGETEDBUT UNSPENT. ABOUT 4%.

AND THEN THE NET ANNUAL CASH POSITION HERE OF ABOUT 3.375007.

PROJECTED ENDING FUND BALANCE OF $13,073,574.

WE DID HAVE THIS NEGATIVE NUMBER.

FOR A OUPLE OF REASONS. COVERING THE FORMER ANTHEM SITES. NO INCOME TAX.

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THE TRANSITION FOR THE CONVERSION TO NREEC.

AND THEN IF WE GO UP HERE, THE CASH BALANCE STARTS HIGHER BECAUSE WE HAVE TO ACCOUNT FOR EXPENSES FROM A PRIOR YEAR.

SO IF WE GO INTO OUR FIRST PROJECTION, THIS HAS INCOME TAX DOWN 10%. ALL OTHER REVENUE UP 38 BECAUSE I WANTED TO ACCOUNT FOR THE BWC REFUND.

PARKS AND RECREATION REVENUE DOWN 20%.

TOTAL GENERAL FUND VARIANCE THEN IS DOWN 7% FROM 29 MILLION TO 27,000,232. AND THEN WE MADE A FEW ADDITIONAL APPROPRIATIONS WE HAVE TO ACCOUNT FOR.

THIS INCLUDES INCREASE TO THE CONTINGENCY LINE.

INCREASED THE LECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING STATIONS.

ELECTRICITY LINE THAT WE HAD A PAY CONTINUATION ADDITIONAL APPROPRIATION. SO THAT'S HOW THE TOTAL EXPENDITURES INCREASES. WE'VE REWRITTEN THE CENTRALIZED PURCHASING POLICY. SO THAT ALL PRIOR YEAR EXPENDITURES NEED AUTHORIZATION TO BE IN EXISTENCE PAST AP APRIL 1ST. DROPPED TO JUST THE MILLION AND LEAVE THE 4% UNAPPROPRIATED. AND DROPS THE FUND BALANCE TO 11,208,000. 39% WITH NO CHANGES, DOWN 10% ON INCOME TAX. TOTAL GENERAL FUND REVENUE DOWN 7%. THAT'S A BUNCH OF NUMBERS.

HOPE THAT'S KIND OF CLEAR THOUGH.

ANY QUESTIONS ON THE FIRST ONE BEFORE I MOVE TO THE SECOND ONE? ALL RIGHT. THE SCENARIO TWO IS THE SAME RITA PROJECTIONS. BUT WE'VE INCORPORATED THESE FIRST WAVE OF CUTS AS OUTLINED IN THE MEMO.

SO I'M GOING TO HIGHLIGHT A FEW OF THE CUTS, FREEZES, PLACES WE'VE LOOKED AT TO STOP SPE SPENDING.

INCLUDING HIRING AND PROMOTIONAL FREEZES FOR NON-FIRST RESPONDER POSITIONS EXCEPT TO THE TWO RELATE TODAY THE DISPATCHING CENTER. WE PAID THE PART-TIME EMPLOYEES FOR TWO PAY CONTINUATION PAYS IN APRIL.

BUT SINCE THAT, THEY HAVE BEEN FURLOUGHED, DUE TO THE CLOSURE OF THE COMMUNITY CENTER AND GRISWOLD.

THAT'S GOING TO BE EFFECTIVE FOR THE PAYS IN MAY.

NOT HIRING SUMMER SEESINALS, TRAINING AND TRAVELING CANCELED.

REDUCTION IN USE OF OVERTIME. I WON'T READ THROUGH THE LIST.

YOU HAVE IT IN FRONT OF YOU ON THE MEMO.

AND WE CAN TALK ABOUT IT IF YOU HAVE SPECIFIC QUESTIONS.

WE THINK BY IMPLEMENTING THE 23 OR SO CHANGES HIGHLIGHTED N THE MEMO, WE CAN PUSH UP UNEXPENDED APPROPRIATIONS FOR BUDGETED FOR NOT SPENT FROM THE 1.25 MILLION UP TO 2 MILLION.

WE WERE AT 4, WE INCREASED THAT TO A 6% UNEXPENDED.

AND ABLE TO REDUCE THE ANNUAL NET CASH POSITION TO THE NEGATIVE 4.5 MILLION, LEAVING THE FUND BALANCE AT JUST ABOUT 12 MILLION, 41.7% OF PRIOR YEAR EXPENDITURES.

BEST-CASE SCENARIO WHERE INCOME TAX DROPS 5%.

IN THIS SCENARIO WE KIND OF LINE-UP WITH OUR ORIGINAL PROJECTIONS WITH BWC REFUNDS AND IMPLEMENTING THE FIRST WAVE OF EXPENDITURE REDUCTIONS. AND FINISHED THE YEAR PROJECTED WHERE WE ORIGINALLY PROJECTED. THAT'S BEST CASE 5% DOWN.

YOU HAVE A BEST-CASE, YOU ALSO HAVE TO ACCOUNT FOR THE WORSE-CASE. THIS IS MY WORST-CASE SCENARIO WITH THE FIRST-WAVE REDUCTIONS. DOWN THE INCOME TAX REVENUE DECLINES 20% DOWN TO 16,672,000. THE RESULT OF THIS ONLY THE FIRST WAVE OF EXPENDITURE RESTRICTIONS WOULD BE NEGATIVE ANNUAL NET CASH POSITION OF $7.2 MILLION.

AND AN NDING GENERAL FUND FUND BALANCE OF ABOUT 9.2 MILLION OF 32% OF THE PRIOR YEAR EXPENDITURES.

AGAIN, I DON'T AT THIS POINT SEE US GOING FROM PLUS 6 TO MINUS 20 IN EIGHT MONTHS. I KNOW WE'RE ALL IN A, WE'VE

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NEVER SEEN IT HAPPEN BEFORE STAGE BUT THAT WOULD BE, I JUST DON'T, HOPEFULLY THAT'S NOT GOING TO BE THE CASE.

WITH THAT, THAT IS ALL OF THE SLIDES I HAVE.

WE CAN GO OVER SOME MORE OF THE ANTICIPATED EXPENDITURE CUTS FROM THE MEMO. OR IF THERE IS ANYTHING SPECIFICALLY YOU WOULD LIKE TO DISCUSS.

>> R. DOROTHY: THAT WORST-CASE SCENARIO WE'RE ENDING UP WITH A FUND BALANCE UNDERNEATH OUR POLICY THRESHOLD OF 35% BUT WE'RE AT LEAST STILL IN THE POSITIVE.

IS THAT CORRECT? >> CORRECT.

WE WOULD BE ENDING WITH A FUND BALANCE ABOVE 32%.

IF WE START TRACKING TO WHERE OUR INCOME TAX IS GOING TO GO FROM PLUS 6 TO MINUS 20 WE'LL ADD A SECOND WAVE OF EXPENDITURE REDUCTIONS OR AT LEAST COME BACK AND TALK TO COUNCIL THE IDEA OF FURTHER EXPENDITURE LIMITATIONS. THAT NUMBER WITH THE UNEXPENDED APPROPRIATIONS INCREASE UNDER THE SCENARIO.

UNDER THE FIRST WAVE OF PROJECTIONS WITH THE 20% LOSS --

WE'RE AT 32%. >> R. DOROTHY: EXACTLY.

THEN WE ARE USING OUR FUND BALANCE.

I MEAN THE STATE OF OHIO IS TRYING TO BALANCE THEIR BUDGET FOR THIS FISCAL EAR JUST WITH EXPENDITURES WITHOUT GOING TO THE RAINY DAY BECAUSE THEY EXPECT THIS PANDEMIC SITUATION IS GOING TO AFFECT REVENUES FOR QUITE A WHILE.

>> THAT'S A REALLY GREAT POINT. AND SOMETHING I WANTED TO THE POWERPOINT TO FOCUS ON 2020. BUT OUR -- MY BIGGEST CONCERN IS '21, '22 AND '23. YOU WILL REMEMBER AS WE WENT THROUGH THE BUDGET PROCESS, YOU KNOW, 2021 HAD US WITH A 5% INCOME TAX INCREASE OFF OF THE 2020 NUMBER BECAUSE WE ANTICIPATED SOME ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OCCURRING.

IF WE TAKE OUT, GO TO THE RITA NUMBER DOWN 10% ON THE INCOME TAX, DEPENDING ON HOW THE RECOVERY LOOKS, WHETHER THAT'S A "V" OR A NIKE SWOOSH MY CURRENT PROJECTION IF WE DROP BY 10% IN 2020, AND THEN HAVE A SLOW RECOVERY UP BY 5 IN 2021 AND UP BY 5 IN 22. WE GET BACK TO LEVELS IN 2023.

IT PULLS $11 MILLION ALL YOU HAVE THE FIVE-YEAR FORECAST BECAUSE WE COMPOUND OFF OF A SMALLER NUMBER THAN ORIGINALLY.

WE'LL HAVE TIME TO TALK ABOUT '21, '22, '23 AS WE MOVE TO THE SUMMER ND FALL BUDGET CONVERSATIONS.

IT IS CAUSE FOR CONCERN AS TO WHAT THE RECOVERY MIGHT LOOK

LIKE. >> B. KOWALCZYK: WHEN DO WE KNOW FOR THIS YEAR WHERE WE STAND? AT WHAT POINT WE'RE CONFIDENT WE'RE IN ONE OF THESE SCENARIOS. ASIDE FROM THE FIRST ONE OF

COURSE. >> I THINK AT LEAST JUNE INCOME TAX REPORT. JULY REPORT THAT WE PUT OUT WITH JUNE, WE SHOULD START TO HAVE A BETTER FEELING FOR IT.

A COUPLE OF THE THINGS ON THE INCOME TAX REPORT ON THE FRONT PAGE YOU CAN SEE THE BREAKDOWN BY WITHHOLDING, NET PROFIT INDIVIDUAL. WE KNOW THE NET PROFIT WILL BE DOWN DUE TO THE PAYMENT DATE. WE WANT TO BE COGNIZANT OF HOW MUCH THE WITHHOLDING IS DROPPING.

THE STATE LEGISLATURE PASSED TO CHANGE THE ELECTION STUFF THEY DID AS A RESPONSE TO THE COVID-19, PUT A CLAUSE THAT DURING THE PANDEMIC OR STATE OF EMERGENCY, WITHHOLDING SUPPOSED TO CARRY ON FOR THE PRIMARY PLACE OF BUSINESS WHERE THE EMPLOYEE HAD BEEN WITHHOLD TO BEFORE.

WORTHINGTON INDUSTRIES FOR EXAMPLE.

THE PEOPLE ARE STILL HAVING WORTHINGTON TAX WITHHELD UNDER THE CLAUSE IN THE LEGISLATION. IT WILL BE INTERESTING TO SEE IF WE SEE A DROP N THE WITHHOLDING OR ONLY A LITTLE BIT OF A DROP.

>> M. GREESON: I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT WE TOUCH ON THE MEMO.

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MR. BARTTER HIGHLIGHTED THE FIRST FEW ITEMS THAT WERE IN THE MEMO AS HE ARTICULATED, ABOUT 23 THINGS THAT CATEGORIES OF REDUCTIONS THAT WE INCLUDED. WORKING WITH OUR DEPARTMENT DIRECTORS. AND IT'S IMPORTANT TO ME THAT WE PAUSE TO ASK YOU IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT ANY OF THOSE OR ANY CONCERNS WE SHOULD BE AWARE OF? AGAIN, YOU KNOW, THIS IS WHAT WE'RE USING, WE'RE PURPOSELY USING THE FIRST WAVE TERMINOLOGY.

THIS SO THAT WE CAN CREATE SOME CASH SAVINGS NOW.

BUT ALSO RECOGNIZE AS WE LEARN MORE INFORMATION WE MAY HAVE TO

TAKE ADDITIONAL ACTIONS. >> D. ROBINSON:

>> PRO TEM S. MYERS: THE 23 ITEMS, IS THAT WHAT YOU WERE CALLING FIRST WAVE

>> M. GREESON: YES, SIR. >> PRO TEM S. MYERS: OKAY.

SO MAYBE THIS IS FOR MR. BARTTER.

IF WE TAKE THE RITA PROJECTIONS OF ROUGHLY 10% WITH OUR FIRST WAVE THAT'S YOUR SCENARIO NUMBER TWO.

LEAVES US WITH 3.4 MILLION WITH A DEFICIT AND FUND BALANCE OF

>> I WISH A FUND BALANCE OF 19.9 BILLION.

>> PRO TEM S. MYERS: I'M SORRY, 11.9.

WHICH IS 43.3%. AND IT WOULD SEEM TO ME, LET ME KNOW IF YOU AGREE. SINCE RITA IS ON BOARD WITH THAT AMOUNT THAT WOULD SEEM TO BE THE MOST LIKELY SCENARIO AS BEST AS

WE CAN GUESS? >> YES, I HAD THEM RENAMED REALISTIC, BAD AND WORSE. AND THIS IS THE ONE I WAS USING AS REALISTIC WAS THE DOWN 10%. I REALLY THINK AS WITH WITH A LOT OF DIFFERENT THINGS WHERE WE END UP IS GOING TO BE SOMEWHERE IN BETWEEN. IT'S GOING TO BE SOMEWHERE IN THE MIDDLE. I THINK E'LL END UP BETWEEN BEST CASE AND THIS RITA PROJECTION.

MAYBE DOWN 8%. IT'S HARD FOR ME TO FATHOM WE'LL DROP FROM UP 6 TO DOWN 20. ALTHOUGH, WITH PARKS AND RECREATION REVENUE WE COULD SEE A BIGGER THAN 20% DECLINE.

WE MIGHT LEAN TOWARD THE WORSE CASE SCENARIO IN PARKS AND REC.

>> PRO TEM S. MYERS: THE TAX SITUS PROVISION INCLUDED IN THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY EMERGENCY LEGISLATION, WHICH EVEN IF YOU ARE WORKING AT HOME IN DUBLIN YOU ARE WITHHELD IN WORTHINGTON THAT EXPIRES AT THE END OF THE LEGISLATION, DOES IT NOT?

>> IT DOES. I THINK THAT --

>> PRO TEM S. MYERS: WE DON'T KNOW, WE CAN'T PROJECT WHAT SORT OF MPACT -- MY FEAR IS THAT SOME BUSINESSES ARE GOING TO

ALLOW TELECOMMUTING AFTER THIS. >> I HAVE THE SAME FEAR.

WHY PUT 250 EMPLOYEES IN ONE BUILDING WHEN PEOPLE CAN TELECOMMUTE AND THAT COULD WORKOUT.

>> PRO TEM S. MYERS: THAT COULD BE A PERMANENT RELATE, NOT JUST A COVID REALITY. WHICH WOULD BE CERTAINLY WE CAN LOOK AT LEGISLATIVELY TO KEEP OUR EYES ONTO CAPTURE THAT REVENUE BASED UPON WHERE THEY ARE HEADQUARTERED, NOT

PHYSICALLY WORKING. >> WE CAN'T MAKE ANY --

>> PRO TEM S. MYERS: RIGHT. I UNDERSTAND.

THAT'S TEA LEAVES. MR. GREESON, IF WE GO WITH SCENARIO TWO, WHICH APPEARS TO BE THE BEST CASE, WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING OR FOR US, OTHER THAN QUESTIONS ON YOUR PROPOSED

EXPENDITURE REDUCTIONS? >> M. GREESON: YES, KIND OF LIKE LAST WEEK. ESSENTIALLY, WE JUST WON'T FILL POSITIONS. WE WON'T TRAVEL.

WE, YOU KNOW, ON TRAINING, EXPLORING HOW WE CAN DO MORE VIRTUALLY AND DO THINGS WITHOUT HAVING TO PAY FOR CONFERENCES AND THINGS LIKE THAT. MANY OF THESE ACTIONS WE THINK CAN BE DONE ADMINISTRATIVELY WITHOUT NECESSARILY A VOTE OF THE COUNCIL. BUT BECAUSE WE'RE NOT NECESSARILY MODIFYING OR AMENDING HE BUDGET BUT RATHER,

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YOU KNOW, JUST NOT EXPENDING THE FUNDS IN A VARIETY OF LINE ITEMS THAT FOR INSTANCE, COVER TRAINING IN MULTIPLE DEPARTMENTS. OR NOT FILLING A POSITION THAT'S BEEN AUTHORIZED. I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK.

I WANT YOUR QUESTIONS. AND YOUR INDICATION OF SUPPORT IN WHATEVER WAY YOU WANT TO PROVIDE IT.

I LOOK IN HERE, I LOOK AT THIS LIST AND SAY THERE ARE SOME THINGS THAT PEOPLE MA MAY EXPERIENCE PROGRAMS THE COMMUNITY IGHLY SUPPORTS AND JOYS THAT MAY HAVE A BUMP IN THE ROAD IN 2020. WE'LL DO A LITTLE LESS TREE PLANNING FOR INSTANCE. WE'LL PUT UP, TRYING TO COME UP WITH STRATEGY BECAUSE WE CUT THE SUMMER SEASONALS THAT DO A LOT OF WATERING. WE'RE TRYING TO COME UP WITH A STRATEGY TO PROVIDE BEAUTIFICATIONS AND HANGING BASKETS IN LIMITED AMOUNTS IN AREAS WHERE IT MAKES THE MOST IMPACT. WE WOULD BE CUTTING DOWN ON A LONG-STANDING PROGRAM TO HAVE HANGING BASKETS ON EVERY LIGHT POST. WE WOULD BE REDUCING THE TRANSFER TO THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT FUND FOR THE FACADE PROGRAM. WE DON'T, WE ONLY HAVE ONE APPLICATION THAT'S PENDING. BUT WE THINK WE CAN REDUCE THAT BY $50,000. WHAT I TOLD THE CIC WHEN I INFORMED THEM I WOULD PUT THIS IN THE MEMO WAS I DON'T THINK THIS PARTICULAR PROGRAM WILL HAVE THE BIGGEST MPACT DURING COVID. BUT WE MAY COME BACK AND RECOMMEND EXPENDITURES FOR SOME OTHER TYPE OF PROGRAM WE COME UP WITH BASED ON BUSINESS' NEEDS. THIS IS A REDUCTION IN AN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM RIGHT NOW.

BUT YOU KNOW, WE MAY LEARN OF NEEDS IN OUR COMMUNITY THAT WE THINK NEED TO BE ADDRESSED THROUGH SOME NEW PROGRAM.

SO I WOULD ADD THAT. THERE IS SOME DIFFERENT THINGS LIKE OPEN HOUSES AND THINGS THAT WHERE WE EXPEND OVERTIME FUNDS THAT WON'T HAPPEN LARGELY BECAUSE THEY CAN'T HAPPEN.

WE'RE NOT GOING TO BE ABLE TO GATHER IN THE NUMBERS PROBABLY PROPOSED THAT WOULD NORMALLY COME TO SAY OUR POLICE AND FIRE OPEN HOUSE. AND WE'LL TRY AND CONNECT WITH THE COMMUNITY IN DIFFICULT -- DIFFERENT WAYS.

AND YOU SEE LOWER LEVELS OF MAINTENANCE IN TERMS OF THINGS LIKE MOWING AND MULCHING. AND I MENTIONED THE HANGING BASKETS. LASTLY, WE WERE WORKING HARD ON THE ANNUAL REPORT RIGHT IN THE MIDST OF THIS.

AND THE PEOPLE WORKING ON IT WERE SENT TO WORK AT HOME.

AND DUTIES WERE ASSIGNED TO EMERGENCY RESPONSE.

AND SO WE DIDN'T FINALIZE OUR TRADITIONAL CALENDAR ANNUAL REPORTS. THAT'S AN EXAMPLE OF AN EXPENSE WE WOULD STILL PRODUCE AN ANNUAL REPORT WHICH WE'RE REQUIRED BUT MAYBE GO DIGITAL THIS YEAR. THOSE ARE A SAMPLING OF ALL OF THEM. AND WE THINK THAT GIVEN THE -- SOME OF THEM ARE A LITTLE UNCOMFORTABLE.

AND CERTAINLY, IMPACT SOME OF THE THINGS WE WOULD NORMALLY LIKE TO ACCOMPLISH. BUT WE DON'T THINK ANY OF THEM ARE FUNDAMENTALLY IRRESPONSIBLE OR SOMETHING WE CAN'T BOUNCE BACK FROM IF THE ECONOMY RETURNS.

>> PRO TEM S. MYERS: I THINK THAT'S -- FROM THE PEOPLE I HAVE TALKED TO, I DON'T THINK ANYONE IS NOT EXPECTING THAT THERE ARE GOING TO BE CHANGES IN CITY BUDGETS THE REST OF THE YEAR.

I THINK EVERYBODY IS GOING TO ACCEPT IT.

AND I DON'T SEE IN YOUR LIST THAT IS NECESSARILY DRACONIAN OR SOMETHING I WOULD HAVE EXPECTED. I THINK IT'S GOING TO BE 2021 IS GOING TO BE THE CRITICAL PERIOD. IF WE DON'T BOUNCE BACK HOW DO WE EXPLAIN, I DON'T WANT THIS TO BE THE NEW REALITY.

WE CAN'T PREDICT THAT AT THIS POINT.

>> M. GREESON: IN THE MEANTIME I THINK WE'LL BE VERY COST

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CONSCIOUS. THESE ARE THE BUDGETARY ITEMS CLEARLY IDENTIFIABLE AS BOTTOMS UP PROCESS EVERY DEPARTMENT LOOKING AT WAYS THEY COULD SAVE MONEY.

AND YOU KNOW, NOT DRAMATICALLY IMPACT THE CORE OF WHAT WE DO AS A LOCAL GOVERNMENT. AND SO THIS IS WHAT WE CAME UP WITH. AND WE THINK ALL OF THEM ARE, NOT ALL OF THEM ARE GREAT AND FUN BUT THEY ARE RESPONSIBLE.

AND IN THE EVENT, IF WE PERFORM FINANCIALLY BETTER THAN ONE OF MR. BARTTER'S SCENARIOS, THEN CERTAINLY WE'LL COME BACK TO YOU AND TALK TO YOU ABOUT WHAT WE MIGHT BE ABLE TO DO ON THE LIST THAT CAN MAKE A POSITIVE IMPACT ON OUR COMMUNITY.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: ARE THERE ANY OTHER QUESTIONS?

>> R. DOROTHY: YES. I DO HAVE A COUPLE OF QUESTIONS.

I WAS GLAD TO HEAR THAT THE FACADE PROGRAM MIGHT HAVE SOME DIFFERENT ASPECTS FOR ECONOMIC DEPARTMENT IF WE GO WITH THAT.

BUT I MEAN, OUR BUSINESSES ARE HURTING.

SO I WAS ACTUALLY SURPRISED WE WERE GOING TO REDUCE OUR FACADE PROGRAM. IF WE DON'T HAVE ANY APPLICATIONS, I CAN SEE WHY WE WOULDN'T HAVE MATCHING FUNDS THERE. THAT'S SOMETHING I THINK IS NOT THE BEST WAY TO SAVE MONEY. MAYBE A POUND FOOLISH.

A PENNY SAVED, POUND FOOLISH. WHICH LEADS ME INTO THE TREE PROGRAM, WHICH I THINK IS FOOLISH.

THE BEST TIME TO PLANT A TREE S 20 YEARS AGO AND THE NEXT BEST TIME IS TODAY. WE HAVE HARDLY ANY MONEY BUDGETING FOR TREES. I DON'T KNOW WHY WE'RE CHOPPING OUT A MINIMAL EAL WHEN WE ABSOLUTELY, PEOPLE ARE DEVASTATED WHEN WE BRING DOWN MATURE TREES.

WE NEED TO PLANT THEM TODAY AND LET THEM GROW.

>> M. GREESON: YEAH. I MEAN, MAYBE IT'S HELPFUL TO UNDERSTAND HOW WE APPROACHED THIS AND YOU CAN SEE HOW THINGS LIKE THAT MAY HAVE GOTTEN ON THE LIST.

WE APPROACHED THIS AS, AND YOU'VE HEARD S USE THE TERM, MOSCOW ANALYSIS. WE DID AN ANALYSIS WITH EACH DEPARTMENT. WHAT IS A MUST DO, SHOULD DO AND COULD DO AND WON'T DO. AND LIKE ANY OUR CAPITAL BUDGET, WE REALLY ONLY RETAINED THINGS IF IT WASN'T IN THE MUST OR SHOULD CATEGORIES, SSENTIALLY, WE PUT IT ON THIS LIST.

AND WE ALSO SAID, WE'RE NOT -- WE'RE REDUCING -- WE'VE FURLOUGHED PART-TIME EMPLOYEES. WE'VE REDUCED SEASONAL EMPLOYEES. AND AT THIS POINT HADN'T PROPOSED REDUCTIONS IN FULL-TIME STAFF.

AND SO IF YOU RECALL BACK TO MRA LARGE MAJORITY OF OUR OPERATING BUDGET IS PERSONNEL-RELATED EXPENSES.

IT LEAVES THE PIE OF THINGS WE NEED TO ANALYZE FROM USING THE MUST-DO AND SHOULD-DO FRAMEWORK SMALLER, A SMALLER PERCENTAGE OF THE BUDGET. AND SO WE THOUGHT WE OWED IT TO YOU TO PRESENT EVERYTHING WE THOUGHT WE COULD PUT INTO THAT IN A POTENTIAL CUT CATEGORY AND CERTAINLY IF IT'S THE JUDGMENT OF COUNCIL THAT SOME OF THIS SHOULDN'T CHANGE AT THIS POINT, WE WOULD ACCEPT THAT. WE WANTED TO PUT EVERYTHING ON THE LIST WE THOUGHT WE COULD FIND.

>> D. ROBINSON: MR. GREESON? SORRY IF I'M SAYING THINGS THAT I SHOULD HAVE HEARD. I'VE BEEN, I HAD TECHNICAL PROBLEMS I DROPPED A COUPLE OF TIMES.

REGARDING OUR PPROACH TO CUTS AND WHETHER WE'RE BEING PENNY WISE, POUND FOOLISH. AND I I CONCUR WITH MR. MEYERS' GENERAL UNDERSTANDING OF THINGS. LAST WEEK I BROUGHT UP AND IT WAS DUS DISCUSSED BRIEFLY, AN AREA OF POTENTIAL MATERIAL, COST SAVINGS IN THE FORM OF THE SHARED WORK AND CARES ACT EPIDEMIC BENEFITS. THE COMBINATION OF THE PROGRAM SAID. WHICH IS A TIME SENSITIVE

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MATTER. MY UNDERSTANDING IS ANNUALIZED 10% COST EMPLOYEES IS ROUGHLY A MILLION DOLLARS.

OUR, MR. GREESON AND MR. BARTTER, CONSIDERING AT ALL EXAMINING THE POSSIBILITY TO PROGRAMS AND A MORE BROAD BASED VERY PARTS FURLOUGH OF NONUNION EMPLOYEES? I WOULD LIKE TO ENCOURAGE YOU TO DO SO IF YOU ARE NOT.

>> M. GREESON: YEAH. AS A RESULT OF YOUR SUGGESTION, WE SPENT SOME TIME FAMILIARIZING OURSELF WITH THAT PROGRAM.

AND WOULD BE NOT AT THIS JUNCTURE PREPARED TO GO INTO IT IN DETAIL AND SHARE WHAT WE LEARNED.

BUT COULD DO SO RELATIVELY SOON. AND CERTAINLY WANT TO TALK TO YOU IN EXECUTIVE SESSION ABOUT SOME OF THE ISSUES THAT YOU ARE

RAISING. >> D. ROBINSON: THANK YOU.

>> PRO TEM S. MYERS: I FOR ONE, I UNDERSTAND THAT TREES, ESPECIALLY IN THIS COMMUNITY ARE VERY IMPORTANT.

FLOWERS, MULCH AND BOOKS ARE IMPORTANT.

I HAVE A DIFFICULT TIME PLANTING TREES AND LAYING OFF PEOPLE.

I WOULD MUCH RATHER KEEP PEOPLE. >> M. GREESON: YEAH AND YOU KNOW, I THINK SOME OF THESE THINGS, YOU KNOW , FOR INSTANCE, THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, THE FACADE GRANT PROGRAM. WE'RE PROBING MANY OF OUR BUSINESSES AND TRYING TO ASK THE QUESTION, WHAT ARE YOUR NEEDS? WHAT ARE THE ISSUES YOU ARE FACING? HOW MIGHT WE BE ABLE TO HELP? WE'RE OT HEARING SOMETHING LIKE THIS PROGRAM IS THE TOOL THAT IS MOST NEEDED AT THIS POINT.

THAT BEING SAID, WE WE'VE ALSO ARE GOING TO CONTINUE AND ARE GOING TO AGGRESSIVELY PROBE THEIR NEEDS AND WE NEED TO BE NIMBLE. IF WE NEED TO DEVELOP A TAILORED NEW PROGRAM, AS A RESULT OF COVID-19, WE SHOULD DO THAT.

AND WE WILL LOOK AT THAT. THAT'S WHY I RAISED IF, AT THIS POINT WE'RE INCLUDING THE FACADE GRANT PROGRAM.

I'M NOT SAYING WE WOULDN'T COME UP WITH SOME OTHER WAY TO HELP OUR BUSINESSES THAT MAYBE MORE RELEVANT IN THIS CURRENT TIMEFRAME TO THEM. THERE IS NO WAY, LET ME SAY THIS. THERE IS NO WAY TO PUT A IST OF CUTS OR REDUCTIONS OR POSTPONEMENTS THAT DOESN'T HAVE SOMETHING THAT HAS CONSTITUENCY OR IS SOMETHING THAT ONE OF YOU OR SOME MEMBER OF OUR COMMUNITY FINDS VALUABLE. WE'RE IN THE SERVICE BUSINESS.

WE'RE IN THE BUSINESS OF TRYING TO CREATE A QUALITY COMMUNITY.

AND I WOULD LIKE TO THINK EVERYTHING WE DO IMPACTS SOMEBODY IN A POSITIVE WAY. IN LIKEWISE, HEN WE TAKE IT AWAY, OR POSTPONE IT, IT HAS A CORRESPONDING NEGATIVE AFFECT IN THE MIND OF SOMEONE. AND SO YOU MIGHT WANT TO LOOK AT THIS LIST AS THE FIRST WAVE. IF IN THE COURSE OF TIME AS WE LEARN MORE ABOUT COVID-19, IF THERE IS SOME OF THESE THINGS YOU FEEL YOU WANT TO ADJUST, WE CAN COME BACK AND REVISIT THEM.

I WOULD ASK MR. BARTTER OR MS. STEWART TO ADD ANYTHING THEY MIGHT HAVE TOO. YES, MA'AM?

>> B. KOWALCZYK: I HAD A COUPLE OF QUESTIONS AND COMMENTS.

FIRST OF ALL, I APPRECIATE THE WORK YOU'VE DONE TO TRY TO IDENTIFY AREAS WHERE WE CAN -- I LIKE THE TERM, POSTPONEMENT.

I THINK THAT'S AN APPROPRIATE THING TO SAY AND RESPONSIBLE FOR US TO BE LOOKING AT THESE ITEMS. A LOT OF THEM ARE ATTRIBUTED TO OVERTIME OR STAFF TIME. ONE THING I WANT TO EMPHASIS IS THE IMPORTANCE OF HAVING SOMETHING WHERE THE COMMUNITY CAN INTERFACE WITH OUR NEW POLICE CHIEF AND FIRE CHIEF.

I DID ATTEND THE COMMUNITY RELATIONS COMMISSION LAST WEEK.

THEY HAD THEIR FIRST VIRTUAL MEETING LAST WEEK.

IT WAS VERY INFORMATIVE. AND THAT'S ONE THING THEY WANT TO FOCUS ON. IF THERE IS A WAY, I UNDERSTAND WE CAN'T GATHER BUT IF THERE IS A CREATIVE WAY TO ENABLE THAT, I HIGHLY ENCOURAGE IT BECAUSE THEY ARE NEW AND WOULD LOVE THE

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INTERACTION. I ALSO ASSUME THAT WHEN WE'RE TALKING ABOUT TRAVEL AND TRAINING THAT WE ALL ON COUNCIL WILL INCLUDE OURSELVES IN THAT CATEGORY.

THERE IS TRAININGS AND TRAVEL SOMETIMES WE HAVE TAKEN IN THE PAST. I MYSELF HAVE NOT YET.

BUT THERE WERE OPPORTUNITIES FOR TRAINING THAT IF WE'RE NOT ALLOWING THAT FOR STAFF, WE NOT THINK ABOUT IT UNLESS ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY. I DON'T KNOW IF THERE ARE OTHER THINGS WE CAN CONSIDER AS WE LOOK AT THIS LIST AND THINGS WE'RE DOING ON COUNCIL THAT MAY INCUR A COST.

I DON'T KNOW THERE IS AN ACTUALLY ALLOCATION FOR ANYTHING BUT KEEPING IN MIND HOW WE TOO CAN DO OUR PART.

AND THEN FINALLY, ALSO ALONG THAT LINE I HAD ASKED MR. GREESON ABOUT THE VISIONING COMMITTEE.

AND WHERE WE STOOD ON THE BUDGET FOR THAT.

AND UNDERSTANDING WHAT EXPENDITURES THEY HAD AND WHAT THEIR PLANS WERE FOR THE FUTURE IN TERMS OF EXPENDITURES.

WE CERTAINLY WANT THE WORK TO CONTINUE BUT WANT THEM TO BE MINDFUL OF THE CHALLENGES FACED BY THE CITY AND NOT INCUR ANY UNNECESSARY COSTS AS THEY MOVE ORWARD.

I DON'T KNOW IF OTHERS HAVE THOUGHTS ON HOW THAT COULD OCCUR. THAT'S SOMETHING I THOUGHT ABOUT AS I WAS REVIEWING THIS LIST AND THINKING WHAT WE COULD DO IN TERMS OF THE SITUATION RIGHT NOW.

AND I'LL STOP. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: DOES ANYONE ELSE HAVE QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS? AS WE ALL APPRECIATE THE STAFF'S HARD WORK ON THIS.

>> PRO TEM S. MYERS: I'M SORRY, BONNIE, ONE LAST COMMENT.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: SURE. >> PRO TEM S. MYERS: NOT HIRING SUMMER SEASONALS, AND FREEZING EMPLOYMENT, WHAT IS THE ATTITUDE OF STAFF AND DO WE HAVE THE STAFF CAPACITY TO COVER THOSE ITEMS? I DON'T WANT TO BURN OUR PEOPLE

OUT. >> M. GREESON: WELL, I MEAN, I THINK SOME OF THE THINGS THAT WE LIKE IN TERMS OF BEAUTIFICATION AND MAINTENANCE COME AND ARE IMPROVED AS A RESULT OF THE GREAT WORK OF OUR SUMMER SEASONALS.

BUT I THINK MR. WHITED AND MR. HURLEY BELIEVE THAT WE CAN HOLD OUR OWN. AND I INVITE THEM TO ADD TO IT.

IF WE ADD BACK IN THINGS LIKE HANGING BASKETS AND MORE THINGS THAT SEASONALS DO, THEN THAT WILL STRETCH OUR BILITY FOR OUR FULL-TIMERS TO DO THAT AND ALSO THE KIND OF MAIN WORK THEY DO, WHICH IS MAINTAINING OUR INFRASTRUCTURE AND OUR PARKS FACILITIES. SO IT'S IN PART I THINK REDUCING SOME OF THE THINGS MAKES THE REDUCTION OF THE SUMMER SEASONALS POSSIBLE. LIKEWISE, I THINK IN PARKS AND DARREN, IF YOU ARE THERE, JUMP IN.

THE FACT WE'RE NOT HAVING GAMES EVERY WEEKEND ON THE FIELDS AND ALL OF THAT CTIVITY ALSO REDUCING -- REDUCES HE NEED FOR SEASONAL OR PART-TIME EMPLOYEES. WE'RE NOT WHAT YOU WOULD CALL BLOATED. THERE HAS TO BE A CORRESPONDING REDUCTION IN WORK IN ORDER FOR US TO BE ABLE TO DEAL WITH THE LACK OF THAT PART-TIME LABOR. MR. WHITED OR HURLEY, WANT TO

ADD ANYTHING? >> THANK YOU, MR. GREESON.

YEAH, WITH THE PARK SEASONALS, A LOT OF THAT OBVIOUSLY IS GOING TO BE BENEFITED DEPENDING ON WHAT COMES BACK AND WHEN.

WE HAVE OUR RESTROOM FACILITIES IN PARKS STILL CLOSED.

WE'RE OT DOING BALL FIELDS. SHOULD ANY OF THAT STUFF COME BACK ONLINE FULLY WE'LL HAVE TO MAKE AN ASSESSMENT AND WE WOULD CERTAINLY ADVISE IF WE THOUGHT WE WERE LETTING THE COMMUNITY DOWN. IT MAKES IT EASIER SOME OF THOSE THINGS ARE NOT OCCURRING AT THIS TIME.

>> PRO TEM S. MYERS: FAIR ENOUGH.

THAT ANSWERS MY QUESTION. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: ARE THERE ANY OTHER QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS?

>> D. ROBINSON: A BRIEF QUESTION.

>> P. BUCHER: APPRECIATE THE WORK OF PULLING THE LIST TOGETHER. IT SEEMS LIKE A PRACTICAL SET OF CHANGES IN THIS TIME. NUMBER SEVEN, DOES THE WIFA TRIP FOLKS COMING TO OUR COMMUNITY, DOES IT HAPPEN ANNUALLY AND IF

IT'S CANCELED IF SO, AS WELL? >> M. GREESON: I THINK IT'S

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GENERALLY A HOME AND AWAY. YOU KNOW, WE GO, WE SEND A DELEGATION ONE YEAR. AND THEY END A DELEGATION THE FOLLOWING YEAR. THIS IS OUR, THIS WOULD BE THE YEAR THAT WE WOULD NORMALLY GO TO SIAMA AND HAVE A DELEGATION SO O SAYAMA. TRAVEL IS UNLIKELY PARTICULARLY INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL, DURING THE CORONAVIRUS.

ANNE BROWN HAD CONVERSATIONS WITH THEM.

AND I THINK WE'RE HONORING THE RELATIONSHIP AND BEING IN THEIR

UNDERSTANDING OF IT. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: DIDN'T WE HAVE A DELEGATION WENT OVER IN NOVEMBER?

>> M. GREESON: I WOULD DEFER, MS. DOROTHY, DO YOU KNOW ABOUT

THE -- >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: PRETTY

SURE YOU WENT IN -- >> M. GREESON: RECENT

DELEGATION? >> R. DOROTHY: YES, THAT WAS A MAYORAL DELEGATION. WE'RE OFF THE NUMBERS FROM WHEN THERE WAS THE NUCLEAR REACTOR PROBLEM.

SO IT WAS OUR TURN TO SEND A CITIZENS DELEGATION THIS YEAR.

THAT'S HOW WE GOT OFF DIFFERENT YEARS WITH THE DISASTER.

WE GOT INFORMAL INVITATION. WE HAVEN'T GOT A NORMAL INVITATION BOSS OF WHAT'S GOING ON AND HOW THEY ALREADY CANCELED

THE OLYMPICS. >> P. BUCHER: ABSOLUTELY.

THANK YOU. >> M. GREESON: WHICH IS SAD BECAUSE THEY WERE THERE TO HOST THE GOLF SAYAMA HOSTING THE GOLF PIECE OF THE OLYMPICS THIS YEAR. I REALLY APPRECIATED THE FEEDBACK ON THE LIST. I GUESS THE RECOGNIZING IT'S NEVER COMFORTABLE TO TALK ABOUT REDUCTIONS IN BUDGETS.

MY CLOSING QUESTION IS, IS THERE ANYTHING YOU CAN'T LIVE WITH THAT WE PROPOSED? CAN YOU LIVE WITH THE LIST? CAN WE MOVE FORWARD, RECOGNIZING THERE MAY BE THINGS WE REVISIT

AS WE MOVE FORWARD? >> PRO TEM S. MYERS: I HAVE NO

OBJECTIONS. >> R. DOROTHY: I CERTAINLY WANT

THE TREES IN. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: THAT'S SOMETHING IF THE BUDGET MONEY IS THERE, WE DON'T KNOW WHAT MONEY IS COMING IN. WE'RE VERY UNCERTAIN.

>> M. GREESON: I'M HAVING TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES.

MR. BARTTER, DO YOU HAVE CALCULATION OF THE TREES? TREE PROGRAM? WHAT WE'VE SPENT TO DATE COMPARED TO WHAT IS LEFT IN THE PROGRAM?

>> I WILL IF YOU GIVE ME A SECOND.

>> MR. GREESON, I COULD SPEAK TO THAT.

>> M. GREESON: THANK YOU, MR. HURLEY.

>> WHAT USED TO BE IN THE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT WAS HE URBAN FORESTRY ITEM, IF YOU RECALL TYPICALLY $10,000.

WE HAD ALREADY PURCHASED HALF OF THAT.

WE'VE SPENT 50 -- $5,000 ON THE WEST WILSON BRIDGE ACROSS FROM OLENTANGY. WE HAVE NOT MADE THE SECOND HALF. ABOUT A $5 DEFERRAL HAPPENING WITH THIS. THE LARGER NUMBER, WE HAVE A LINE ITEM IN THE PARK'S BUDGET FOR TREES SERVICES.

THE LINE ITEM IS RIGHT AROUND $30,000.

WE INITIALLY SEE HOW MANY TREE REQUESTS COME IN IN THE COST SHARING. WE MADE THE STEP OF SUSPENDING IT. WE'RE WAITING TO SEE HOW MANY COME IN. AND THEN WE'LL KNOW HOW MUCH OF THE MONEY IS COMMITTED SO TYPICALLY WE WILL SPEND EVERYTHING THAT WE GET IN TERMS OF REQUESTS.

AND THEN WE USE THERE REST CONTRACTUALLY TO DO VARIOUS TREE PROJECTS AROUND TIME. AT THIS POINT, WE WOULD BE DEFERRING WHAT IS LEFT ABOUT THAT $30,000 LINE AND KIND OF WAITING TO SEE HOW MUCH OF THAT CAME FROM THE COST-SHARING PROGRAM. AND AGAIN, A LOT OF TREE PLANTING CAN BE DONE IN THE FALL.

SO WE COULD TAKE THE APPROACH TO SEE WHERE WE ARE ID-SUMMER, LATE SUMMER, AND STILL HAVE PLENTY OF GOOD OPPORTUNITY TO SPEND THE MONEY IN THE FALL IF COUNCIL SO DESIRED.

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

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COMMENTS? OKAY.

HEARING NONE, I GUESS I DO WANT TO THANK STAFF FOR THE HARD WORK. TIGHTENING THE BELT, MAKING CUTS, TRYING TO LIMIT THINGS IS VERY, VERY DIFFICULT.

WE WANT TO THANK THE FINANCE DEPARTMENT, MR. BARTTER, FOR AN EXCELLENT PRESENTATION TONIGHT. AND WE REALLY WANT TO THANK ALL OF THE STAFF. BECAUSE EVERY DEPARTMENT HAD TO WORK TO TRY TO FIGURE OUT WHAT THEY COULD DO TO CUT.

AND HOPEFULLY IT'S GOING TO PULL US THROUGH.

THERE IS NO UARANTEES. AND NOBODY KNOWS THE FUTURE.

WE'LL HAVE TO WORK WITH IT AND BEING AS PRUDENT AS WE CAN.

AND WE MAY HAVE TO MAKE OTHER CHANGES DEPENDING UPON WHAT HAPPENS WITH THE PANDEMIC AND PEOPLE GETTING BACK TO WORK.

AND REVENUES COMING IN. >> ONE LAST THING.

IF WE CAN GET A MOTION TO ACCEPT THE FINANCIAL REPORT AS PRESENTED, THAT WOULD BE FANTASTIC.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: CAN I HAVE A MOTION FOR ACCEPTING THE

FINANCIAL REPORT? >> PRO TEM S. MYERS: SO MOVED.

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

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

THAT MOTION HAS PASSED. MR. GREESON, BEFORE WE MOVE TO REPORTS OF COUNCILMEMBERS, IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE THAT YOU

NEED TO REPORT? >> M. GREESON: NO.

JUST WHEN IT'S APPROPRIATE, WE WOULD LIKE TO -- FOR PURPOSES OF I THINK YOU NEED TO TALK ABOUT BOARD AND COMMISSION APPOINTMENTS AND COMPOSITION OF PERSONNEL.

[6. Reports of Council Members]

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: OKAY. GOING THROUGH FOR COUNCIL COMMENTS, MS. THRESS, DO YOU HAVE ANYTHING?

>> D. KAY THRESS: IF COUNCILMEMBERS WOULD BRING THEIR BRIEF CASES TO CITY HALL, THE NORTH ENTRANCE, THE BUILDING IS OPEN NOW. AND I HAVE NO CASES EXCEPT SCOTT MEYERS. IF YOU WOULD RETURN THOSE, I WOULD APPRECIATE IT. THANK YOU.

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

MR. LINDSEY? >> I DO NOT HAVE ANYTHING.

MR. BUCHER? >> P. BUCHER: JUST WANT TO BRIEFLY, THE FOLKS COMMUNITY ENERGY SAVERS PROGRAM WE PREVIOUSLY TALKED ABOUT BEFORE THE CORONAVIRUS HIT, THE GROUP ORGANIZING IT UNDERNEATH THE PARTNERSHIP IS GOING TO WORK TO LAUNCH THAT EFFORT STARTING JUN. SO AGAIN, THAT'S AEP ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND COLUMBIA GAS EFFICIENCY FROM JUNE TO SEPTEMBER IS THE IM. I BELIEVE WE'RE WORKING TO GET THEM ON THE UNE 1ST AGENDA TO GO OVER IT IN MUCH MORE DETAIL THAN I HAVE IN PREVIOUS MEETINGS.

HOPEFULLYPEOPLE CAN HAVE QUESTIONS ANSWERED.

WE CAN STILL PURSUE THIS GIVEN THE STAY-AT-HOME RESTRICTIONS.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: THAT SOUNDS EXCITING.

THAT'S WONDERFUL. OKAY.

MS. KOWALCZYK. >> B. KOWALCZYK: I DON'T HAVE

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

TH. >> D. SMITH: NO.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: MR. MEY ERS.

>> PRO TEM S. MYERS: NOT A THING.

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

>> R. DOROTHY: I THINK T THAT WA IS GOING TO HAVE VIRTUAL MEETING THE 26. I WANT TO THANK EVERYONE WHO IS STARTING TO HAVE VIRTUAL MEETINGS AND GETTING THINGS BACK PLANNING FOR THE FUTURE. ALTHOUGH IT'S UNKNOWN.

IT'S NICE WE'RE THINKING ABOUT THE FUTURE AND PLANNING FOR IT.

THANKS FOR EVERYONE FOR ALL >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: MR. ROB

INSON. >> D. ROBINSON: NOTHING EXTRAORDINARY THIS EVEN, MADAM PRESIDENT.

THANK YOU. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: I WANTED TO REPORT I'VE BEEN DOING AT LEAST TWO MEETINGS, AT LEAST ONE MEETING TO TWO MEETINGS A WEEK.

REGARDING CENTRAL OHIO MAYOR MANAGERS AND UPDATES.

WE HAD MEETINGS WITH SOME OF THE CONGRESSIONAL MEMBERS AND SOME OF OUR CENTRAL OHIO COUNTY PEOPLE.

SO A LOT OF INFORMATION, A LOT OF MEETINGS MATT AND I HAVE BEEN ON. YOU ARE NOT REALLY AT THEM, YOU ARE ON THEM. ONE OF THINGS WE'RE WORKING ON AND MATT MENTIONED IT THAT I'M PUSHING HARD IS TO TRY TO GET LETTERS TO THE CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION.

WE HAD THEM ON OUR ZOOM OR THE MICROSOFT MEETINGS, EVERYBODY VERY STRONGLY SAID, PLEASE, REMOVE THE RESTRICTIONS ON THE FEDERAL FUNDS FOR LOCAL GOVERNMENT.

IF YOU CAN GET MORE MONEY TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT, OPEN UP THE RESTRICTIONS SO WE CAN USE THAT AS WE NEED TO IN WHATEVER

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AREA NOT JUST TO BE REIMBURSED FOR VIRUS-RELATED ACTIVITIES.

I WANTED TO LET YOU KNOW WE'VE BEEN WORKING ON THIS AND GETTING SOMETHING OUT. IT'S IMPORTANT FOR EVERYBODY THAT WE TRY TO DO THIS. WE'VE BEEN UNITING AND WORKING WITH AND JOINING IN WITH THE OTHER AGENCIES.

AND LIKEWISE, YOU HAVE SEEN THE INFORMATION REGARDING 4TH OF JULY, COORDINATING WITH THE COMMUNITIES AROUND CENTRAL OHIO.

WE'RE WORKING TOGETHER. AND IT'S NOT EASY TIME FOR ANYBODY. BUT I WANTED TO LET YOU KNOW WE'RE WORKING TOGETHER AND TRYING TO GET THINGS ACCOMPLISHED. WITH THAT, THE, MS. DOROTHY MOVES THAT WE GO TO EXECUTIVE SESSION, SECONDED BY MR. ROBINSON. THIS WILL BE FOR THE REASON TO CONSIDER APPOINTMENT OF PUBLIC EMPLOYEES TO BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS. AND TO CONSIDER COMPENSATION OF PUBLIC EMPLOYEES. MS. THRESS, CAN YOU PLEASE CALL THE ROLL ONGOING INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION?

>> D. KAY THRESS:

>> B. KOWALCZYK: YET. >> D. SMITH: YES.

>> PRO TEM S. MYERS: YES. AND PRIOR TO CONVENING EXECUTIVE SESSION, IF WE COULD HAVE A FIVE-MINUTE BREAK, MY DOG IS WINING NEXT TO ME. HE NEEDS TO GO OUT.

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

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: YES. THIS MEETING IS ADJOURNED TO

[8. Executive Session]

EXECUTIVE SESSION. AND FOR MR. MEYERS' PUPPY'S SAKE, WE'LL RESUME IN FIVE MINUTES.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: MR. BUC HER MOVES WE COME OUT OF EXECUTIVE SESSION, SECONDED BY MS. KOWALCZYK.

MS. THRESS CAN YOU CALL THE ROLL FOR COMING OUT OF 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. IS THERE ANY OTHER BUSINESS TO COME BEFORE CITY COUNCIL TONIGHT? HEARING NONE, MR. SMITH MOVES WE ADJOURN, SECONDED BY MR. MEYERS.

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

WE ARE ADJOURNED. THANK YOU, EVERYONE, FOR YOUR TIME TONIGHT. WE APPRECIATE IT.

>> R. DOROTHY: DID WE MISS APPOINTING OUR PEOPLE?

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: NO. WE'RE DOING A RESOLUTION FOR NEXT

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