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>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: I WOULD LIKE TO CALL THE JULY 6 MEETING

[1. Call To Order]

OF THE WORTHINGTON CITY COUNCIL TO ORDER.

MS. THRESS, CAN YOU PLEASE CALL THE ROLL?

>> R. DOROTHY: HERE. >> B. KOWALCZYK: HERE.

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

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

WILL EVERYONE PLEASE RISE FOR THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE AMERICAN FLAG?

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: PLEASE BE SEATED.

I KNOW THE HAS BEEN, SEEMS TO BE A NUMBER OF PEOPLE, CITIZENS INTERESTED IN CONNECTING WITH THE WORTHINGTON CITY COUNCIL.

WHAT WE WOULD LIKE TO DO IS GO OVER PROCEDURAL HOMEWORK.

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN COMMENTING, WE WOULD LOVE TO HAVE YOUR THOUGHTS AND IDEAS. BUT WE HAVE A PROCEDURE WE FOLLOW THAT WE WOULD APPRECIATE YOU JOINING IN OUR PROCEDURE.

IF WE WERE TO HAVE AN IN-PERSON MEETING, ANYBODY WHO WANTED TO PRESENT COMMENTS THAT ARE NOT ON AN AGENDA ITEM, THEY WOULD FILL OUT A SHEET THAT HAD THEIR NAME AND ADDRESS.

AND THEN WE WOULD CALL THEM TO BE ABLE TO SPEAK.

IF ANYBODY WOULD LIKE O SPEAK ON SOMETHING THAT IS NOT ON THE AGENDA, WE ASK YOU TO PLEASE SEND IN YOUR NAME AND ADDRESS TO COUNCIL@WORTHINGTON.ORG. SO WE'LL HAVE A RECORD OF WHO WOULD LIKE TO SPEAK. AND WE'LL CALL ON PEOPLE N THE ORDINANCE WE RECEIVED YOUR EMAIL REQUEST TO SPEAK AFTER THE FIRST PRESENTATION SO THE HEALTH COMMISSIONER WILL HAVE THE CHANCE TO DO THEIR PRESENTATION AND THEN MOVE ON.

THIS WILL GIVE PEOPLE INTERESTED IN SUBMITTING THEIR NAMES TO BE ABLE TO SPEAK TO US, A CHANCE TO GET YOUR NAMES AND EVERYTHING IN. ON THE SCREEN WE HAVE COUNCIL AT WORTHINGTON.ORG. YOU ARE ALLOWED UP TO 5 MINUTES PER PERSON. WE TIME THIS IS COMMENTS AND ASK PEOPLE TO STOP AT THE END OF THE 5 MINUTES.

YOU ARE ALLOWED ONE, 5-MINUTE PERIOD OF TIME FOR ITEMS NOT ON THE AGENDA. IF IT IS ON THE AGENDA, PLEASE EMAIL US A AT COUNCILT@WORTHINGTON.ORG STATING THERE IS AN ITEM YOU WANT TO COMMENT ON.

STAFF WILL PRESENT THE TOPIC. AND THEN COUNCIL WILL ASK QUESTIONS ON THE TOPIC. THEN WE'LL OPEN THE OPPORTUNITY FOR PEOPLE WHO WOULD LIKE TO ASK QUESTIONS OR MAKE COMMENTS.

WHEN THE ITEM IS ON THE AGENDA, IF YOU PREFER USING THE PHONE, THAT IS ON THE SCREEN, FEEL FREE TO WRITE IT DOWN.

SINCE WE HAVE AN EXTREMELY LONG AGENDA TONIGHT, WE'RE GOING TO TURN IT OVER TO MR. GREESON FOR A SPECIAL PRESENTATION.

[5.A. Ordinance 030-2020 COVID-19 Update & Consideration of Face Coverings Requirement]

BEFORE WE DO, I WOULD LIKE TO INTRODUCE ORDINANCE 030-2020.

COVID-19 UPDATE AND CONSIDERATION OF FACE OVERING REQUIREMENT. INTRODUCED BY MR. BUCHER AND MOVED FOR ADOPTION BY MS. KOWALCZYK.

MR. GREESON, WOULD YOU PLEASE CONTINUE WITH THE PRESENTATION?

>> M. GREESON: PRESIDENT MICHAEL AND MEMBERS OF COUNCIL, CAN EVERYBODY HEAR ME? OKAY.

SO AS YOU KNOW, AND YOU'VE HEARD IN RECENT DAYS, COVID-19 REMAINS A VERY SERIOUS MATTER. AND THERE IS, IN PARTICULARLY HERE IN FRANKLIN COUNTY, WHICH IS FACING GROWTH IN THE VIRUS.

LIKE MANY COMMUNITIES ACROSS CENTRAL OHIO, WE HAVE PUT BEFORE YOU A CONSIDERATION OF REQUIRING FACE COVERINGS.

AND THAT ORDINANCE HAS BEEN DRAFTED FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION AND PLACED BEFORE YOU THIS EVENING.

WE'RE GOING TO DO TWO THINGS TONIGHT.

FIRST, I'M PLEASED TO INTRODUCE DR. MYSHEIKA ROBERTS, WHO IS JOINING US BY PHONE. SHE'S THE HEAD OF COLUMBUS

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PUBLIC HEALTH WHO HAS BEEN OUR PART OF THE PARTNER, THROUGH ALL OF THE MONTHS WE'VE BEEN WRESTLING WITH REGULATIONS AND STRATEGIES TO ADDRESS THE COVID-19 VIRUS.

FOLLOWING THAT, I'M GOING TO ASK OUR LAW DIRECTOR, TOM LINDSEY, WHO DRAFTED THE ORDINANCE, TO WALK YOU THROUGH THE ORDINANCE AND ITS VARIOUS PROVISIONS. RIGHT NOW, I WOULD LIKE TO TURN IT OVER TO DR. ROBERTS. AND THANK YOU, DR. ROBERTS FOR

BEING HERE THIS EVENING. >> THANK YOU.

CAN YOU HEAR ME? >> M. GREESON: INDEED, WE CAN.

>> GOOD EVENING, EVERYONE. HOW ARE YOU DOING THIS EVENING? THANKS FOR HAVING ME? UNFORTUNATELY, I'M HERE TO TALK MORE ABOUT COVID AND HOW IT'S IMPACTING OUR COMMUNITY AND HOW IT HAS IMPACTED OUR COMMUNITY SINCE MARCH RIGHT HERE IN FRANKLIN COUNTY. JUST TO GIVE YOU AN IDEA OF WHERE YOUR NUMBERS ARE IN WORTHINGTON, TO DATED SINCE THE PANDEMIC STARTED YOU HAVE 174 CASES OF COVID-19 DIAGNOSED AMONG YOUR RESIDENTS. UNFORTUNATELY, 33 DEATHS.

THE VAST MAJORITY OF THOSE, 32 OUT OF THE 33 OCCURRED IN RESIDENTS OF NURSING HOMES. THAT'S STILL AN ISSUE THAT WE NEED TO THINK ABOUT, THE NUMBERS OF DEATH AS WELL AS THE NUMBER OF DEATHS IN NURSING HOMES. TO GIVE YOU MORE DATA, THE AGE RANGE OF YOUR CASES RANGE FROM 7 TO 100.

AND 4% OF CASES ARE AMONG HEALTHCARE WORKERS.

TO PUT THAT ALL IN PERSPECTIVE, THERE ARE OVER 10,000 CASES, ALMOST 11,000 CASES OF COVID-19 IN FRANKLIN COUNTY IN WHICH WORTHINGTON RESIDES. LAST WEEK THE GOVERNOR ANNOUNCED A NEW CODING SYSTEM FOR GRADING OR RATING COUNTIES BASED ON THE NUMBER OF CASES, THE SEVERITY OF CASES AND HOSPITALIZATION.

THIS IS A RISK ALERT SYSTEM FOR COVID-19 PER COUNTY.

AND WHEN HE MADE THAT ANNOUNCEMENT LAST THURSDAY, THERE WERE FOUR DIFFERENT CATEGORIES, LEVEL ONE THROUGH FOUR. YELLOW THROUGH PURPLE GOES YELLOW, ORANGE, RED AND PURPLE. LEVEL FOUR AND PURPLE IS THE WORSE ORST. HE IDENTIFIED SEVEN COUNTIES IN THE RED. FRANKLIN COUNTY WAS THE ONLY COUNTY IN THE STATE ON A WATCH LIST BECAUSE WE WERE CLOSE TO BEING PURPLE. AND PURPLE IS NOT WHERE WE WANT TO BE BY ANY MEANS. I KNEW AT THAT TIME WE HAD TO DO WHATEVER WE COULD HERE IN OUR COMMUNITY TO TRY TO CONTROL THE SPREAD OF THIS VIRUS. AND I KNEW WE HAD BEEN THROUGH A STAY-AT-HOME ORDER. AND BY NO MEANS DID I THINK ANYBODY WANTED TO GO BACK TO THAT.

IN AN EFFORT TO KEEP THE VIRUS LOW AND BUSINESSES OPEN AND VIABLE, I THOUGHT IT NECESSARY WE HAVE A MANDATORY MASK ORDER.

AND MAYOR OF COLUMBUS AGREED WITH ME AND SIGNED AN EXECUTIVE ORDER ON THURSDAY. I IMMEDIATELY CALLED MATT AND SAID, I THINK WORTHINGTON SHOULD CONSIDER THIS AS WELL.

GIVEN THE SPREAD OF THIS VIRUS. SINCE THAT TIME IF YOU HAVE BEEN WATCHING THE NEWS YOU HAVE SEEN OTHER LARGE MUNICIPALITIES IN FRANKLIN COUNTY LARGE AND SMALL ISSUE THEIR OWN MASK REQUIREMENT IN THEIR JURISDICTION. WE ONLY HAVE A FEW TOOLS WE CAN USE AGAINST THIS VIRUS AT THIS POINT IN TIME BECAUSE WE HAVE NO VACCINE. ONE OF THE TOOLS IS TO WEAR A FACE COVERING. IT CAN PREVENT THE SPREAD OF THE VIRUS TO OTHERS. WE'RE FINDING MANY PEOPLE IN OUR COMMUNITY ARE ASYMPTOMATIC BUT HAVE THE VIRUS.

THAT MEANS AN ASYMPTOMATIC 30-YEAR-OLD CAN VISIT THEIR GRANDMOTHER, THEIR AILING MOM WHO IS GETTING CHEMOTHERAPY FOR BREAST CANCER OR THEIR COUSIN WITH SEVERE ASTHMA AND THAT PERSON COULD GET COVID-19. AND THOSE INDIVIDUALS THAT I DESCRIBED ARE MUCH MORE VULNERABLE THAN THE HEALTHY 30-YEAR-OLD WHO IS ASYMPTOMATIC. AND THEY COULD END UP EING HOSPITALIDESSED AND UNFORTUNATELY COULD DIE FROM THIS INFECTION. IT'S IMPORTANT WE USE ONE OF THE THREE TOOLS WE HAVE. WE ONLY HAVE THREE.

WEARING A FACE COVERING, WASHING YOUR HANDS AND KEEPING SIX FEET AWAY FROM OTHER PEOPLE. OTHER THAN THAT, THE ONLY OTHER THING WE CAN DO IS WHEN WE'RE HAVING SYMPTOMS CONSIST WITH

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COVID-19, STAY HOME AND STAY WITH FROM OTHERS UNTIL WE KNOW WHAT'S GOING ON AND WHETHER WE HAVE COVID-19 OR NOT.

I COMMEND YOU FOR CONSIDERING THIS RESOLUTION THIS EVENING.

AND FOR GETTING TO THIS POINT. BECAUSE I REALLY DO THING FACE MASKS ARE ONE OF THE GREATEST TOOLS WE HAVE.

I REALIZE THEY ARE NOT ALWAYS COMFORTABLE.

BUT THIS IS AN UNCOMFORTABLE SITUATION WE'RE ALL IN.

A FACE MASK IS A MINOR INCONVENIENCE TO HELP US ALL THROUGH A VERY DIFFICULT TIME. SO WITH THAT, I'M HAPPY TO STAY ON AND ENTERTAIN ANY QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS YOU MIGHT HAVE.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: OKAY. DOES ANYBODY --

>> M. GREESON: IT WOULD BE APPROPRIATE --

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: MR. GRH MR. LINDSEY NEXT?

>> M. GREESON: I THINK IT WOULD BE APPROPRIATE IF ANYONE HAS QUESTIONS OF DR. ROBERTS ABOUT THE SPREAD OVERCOVER IN FRANKLIN COUNTY TO ASK THEM NOW -- OF COVID-19.

AND THEN WE CAN TURN IT OVER. THAT'S THE UNDERLYING REASON THAT WE'RE EXPANDING OUR STRATEGY HERE.

AND THEN WE CAN TURN IT OVER TO MR. LINDSEY AND HE CAN WALK THROUGH THE PROVISIONS. ANY COUNCILMEMBERS AT THIS TIME?

>> R. DOROTHY: I JUST HAVE A QUESTION.

I APPRECIATE THAT WE HAVE QUITE A BIT OF COMMUNITY SPREAD.

I ALSO UNDERSTAND THAT THERE IS SOME NEW TESTING CENTERS.

JUST WONDERING OW PEOPLE WOULD BE ABLE TO GET ACCESS TO THOSE

CENTERS AROUND CUSTOM. >> GREAT QUESTION.

THANKS FOR ASKING. COLUMBUS PUBLIC HEALTH HAS BEEN OFFERING TESTING HERE AT OUR HEALTH DEPARTMENT.

240 PARSONS, FOR THE LAST FOUR WEEKS IN PARTNERSHIP WITH OUR THROUGH ADULT HOSPITALS. THERE ARE NO OUT OF POCKET EXPENSES FOR THE PATIENT. ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS CALL 61 614-645-1519. THAT NUMBER IS 614-645-1519.

AND WE CAN CONNECT YOU WITH TESTING.

THAT TESTING IS OFFERED HERE MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY FROM 9:00 A.M. TO 4 P.M. WE DO ASK THAT YOU CALL IN ADVANCE.

BUT KEEPING THAT IN MIND, WE DO TAKE WALK AND DRIVE UPS IF NECESSARY. IF YOU HAVE HEALTH INSURANCE, WE'LL ASK FOR THAT INFORMATION AND BILL YOUR INSURANCE.

BUT THERE WILL BE NO OUT OF POCKET EXPENSE TO THE INDIVIDUAL OR INDIVIDUALS. WE WILL TEST PEOPLE OF ALL AGES HERE AT COLUMBUS PUBLIC HEALTH. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO HAVE SYMPTOMS. IF YOU -- WE ALSO WANT TO SAY EVEN THOUGH THE TESTING IS AVAILABLE AND READILY ACCESSIBLE, THIS IS NOT SOMETHING ONCE YOU GET TESTING FOR EVERY WEEK OR MONTH UNLESS YOU DEVELOP SYMPTOMS OR HAVE A REASON TO GET TESTED LIKE YOU HAVE BEEN EXPOSED TO SOMEONE AND YOU NEED TO KNOW IF YOU HAVE THE VIRUS BEFORE YOU WORK IN A NURSING HOME OR SEE YOUR GRANDMOTHER.

WE DO NOT RECOMMEND SERIAL TESTING FOR THIS VIRUS.

>> R. DOROTHY: THANK YOU. I APPRECIATE THAT.

ACTUALLY, I HAD ONE OTHER FOLLOW-UP QUESTION.

I GOT AN EMAIL AT WORK SAYING, AND I'M NOT SURE IF YOU KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT THIS, BUT THE RED CROSS YOU CAN GIVE BLOOD.

WHEN THEY ARE DOING THE REGULAR SCREENING FOR YOUR BLOOD WORK THEY WILL TEST YOU FOR ANTIBODIES FOR COVID, IS THAT

CORRECT? >> THAT IS CORRECT.

RED ROSS IS SCREENING FOR COVID-19.

ONE OF THE BENEFITS OF IVING BLOOD, I HOPE THAT WOULDN'T BE YOUR ONLY REASON FOR DONATING BLOOD.

DEFINITELY A PERK. >> R. DOROTHY: THANK YOU.

>> YOU'RE WELCOME. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: ANY OTHER COUNCILMEMBERS HAVE QUESTIONS?

>> D. ROBINSON: I DO MADAM >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: MR. ROB

INSON. >> D. ROBINSON: THANK YOU VERY MUCH. DR. ROBERTS, THANK YOU AS ALWAYS FOR YOUR LUCID, RECORD. CAN YOU DESCRIBE OR EXPLAIN THE CRITERIA THAT DETERMINE WHETHER A COUNTY IS IN RED OR PURPLE AND WHAT ARE THE EFFECTS OF GOING INTO PURPLE?

>> GREAT. SO THANK YOU FOR THAT QUESTION, MR. ROBINSON. THERE ARE CURRENTLY SEVEN CRITERIA THE STATE IS USING TO DETERMINE THE COLOR STATUS OR LEVEL STATUS. THEY HAVE 10 ON THE BOOKS AND TRYING TO REMINE EIGHT, NINE AND 10, THE SEVEN METRICS THEY ARE LOOKING AT IS THEY LOOK AT A FIVE-DAY TREND AND HOSPITALIZATION RATES OF NEW CASES OF COVID-19.

THIS IS COUNTY WIDE. TO PUT IT IN PERSPECTIVE, THE

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THRESHOLD IS ABOUT 21 CASES PER 100,000 RESIDENTS.

AND FRANKLIN COUNTY HAD 123 CASES PER 100,000 RESIDENTS.

THE OTHER METRIC THEY LOOK AT IS THE TREND OF NEW CASES OVER A SEVEN-DAY PERIOD. I CAN TELL YOU OVER THE LAST 12 DAYS, THE NUMBER OF NEW CASES WE'VE HAD HERE FOR COLUMBUS JURISDICTION SO THAT INCLUDES COLUMBUS AND WORTHINGTON OUR AVERAGE PER DAY HAS BEEN 100 PER DAY OVER THE LAST 12 DAYS, ONE DAY WE HAD AS MANY AS 229 CASES REPORTED TO US IN ONE DAY.

THAT IS HIGHER THAN THE PEAK OF WHAT WE THOUGHT WAS THE PEAK OF THIS PANDEMIC DURING OUR SHUT DOWN LATE APRIL, EARLY MAY.

SO THAT'S VERY CONCERNING. THEY ALSO LOOK AT THE NUMBER E.R. VISITS WITH COVID LIKE SYMPTOMS. THEY FOLLOW A FIVE-DAY TREND. THEY LOOK AT THE NUMBER OF OUTPATIENT COMPLAINTS WITH COVID LIKE SYMPTOMS AND THEY LOOK AT THE PERCENTAGE OF CASES T THAT E IN NON-CONGREGATE SETTINGS, NOT IN A NURSING HOME, JAIL OR PRISON AND ANYTHING OVER 50% OF THEIR CASES THAT ARE IN A NON CONGREGATE SETTING IS A TRIGGER.

FOR THE THREE DAYS FOLLOWING THE REPORT THE GOVERNOR RELEASED LAST WEEK, FRANKLIN COUNTY WAS AT 90, 80, AND 87% OF OUR CASES WERE NON-CONGREGATE SETTING. THEY LOOK AT HOSPITALIZATION ADMISSION FOR CASES, NOT JUST THE HOSPITAL, GRANTED OUR HOSPITALS HERE IN FRANKLIN COUNTY ARE FEEDER HOSPITALS FOR SOME OF OUR SURROUNDING JURISDICTIONS, FOR THAT THEY LOOK AT THE COUNTY OF RESIDENCE. THE REASON WE DID NOT GET TO THE LEVEL PURPLE OR FOUR IS BECAUSE OUR NUMBER SIX AND SEVEN, SO THE HOSPITALIZATION RATE AND I.C.U. BED OCCUPANCY DID NOT TRIGGER US TO GO TO PURPLE BUT WE'RE VERY, VERY CLOSE TO PURPLE.

I HAD A CONVERSATION WITH THE GOVERNOR THIS ORNING.

I ASKED HIM, WHAT DOES THE STATE RECOMMEND WHEN YOU GO TO PURPLE? IF YOU LOOK AT THE STATE'S DESCRIPTION OF PURPLE, THEY SAY YOU SHOULD STAY HOME AND ONLY GO OUT FOR NECESSITIES.

I SPECIFICALLY ASKED THE GOVERNOR WAS HE GOING TO CALL FOR A STAY-AT-HOME ORDER OR EXPECT US TO CALL FOR ONE IN FRANKLIN COUNTY? HE SAID THEY ARE WORKING OUT THE DETAILS. WE'RE TRYING TO DO WHATEVER WE CAN IMMEDIATELY TO PREVENT US FROM GOING TO RED TO PURPLE.

>> D. ROBINSON: THANK YOU. >> YOU'RE WELCOME.

>> B. KOWALCZYK: I HAD A QUESTION.

YOU SAID THAT WE HAVE A VERY SIGNIFICANT PERCENTAGE OF CASES THAT ARE NON-CONGREGATE SETTINGS.

ARE THERE SETTINGS OR LOCATIONS WHERE THIS IS OCCURRING?

>> THE MAJORITY OF OUR CASES ARE BETWEEN THE AGES OF 20 AND 39.

AND ALSO THE MAJORITY OF OUR CASES SAY THEY DON'T KNOW WHERE THEY OT THE VIRUS FROM. THEY DIDN'T HAVE A FRIEND OR RELATIVE WITH THE VIRUS. THEY HAD NO KNOWN CLOSE CONTACT.

WE IMAGINE THESE INDIVIDUALS ARE PICKING IT UP FROM THEIR DAILY ACTIVITIES WHATEVER THAT MIGHT BE.

WHETHER IT'S GOING TO WORK OR GOING OUT TO EAT OR TO THE GROCERY STORE. WE REALLY, WE HAVEN'T BEEN ABLE TO FIND, THAT'S WHAT THE GOVERNOR ASKED THIS MORNING, HAVE YOU BEEN ABLE TO IDENTIFY WHY YOU HAVE SO MANY CASES? YOU HAVE O DO YOU HAVE A LOT OF CLUSTERS AND WE HAVEN'T BEEN

ABLE TO IDENTIFY THAT. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: IS ANYTHING HOWING UP IN PARTICULAR NEIGHBORHOODS HAVING HIGHER CLUSTERS OR CERTAIN PARENT OF THE -- PARTS OF THE CITY OR WORTHINGTON HAVING HIGHER CLUSTERS?

>> YEAH, SO WE HAVE MAPPED OUT BY THE COUNTY.

AND WE CAN SEE WHERE THE MAJORITY OF THE CASES ARE.

AND YEAH, YOU CAN SEE SOME WHAT WE CALL HOT SPOTS BASED ON THE AREAS IN CERTAIN AREAS THAT ARE DARKER.

A LOT OF THAT IS DRIVEN BY NURSING HOME CASES.

THERE WAS A LOT OF DISEASE ACTIVITY IN LONG-TERM CARE FACILITIES FOR A VARIETY OF REASONS.

YOU HAD A VERY VULNERABLE POPULATION THERE.

NURSING HOMES WEREN'T NECESSARILY ACCUSTOMED TO ISOLATING PATIENTS WITH INFECTIOUS DISEASE.

THAT WAS A CHALLENGE FOR SOME NURSING HOMES.

WE SEE CERTAIN NEIGHBORHOODS PARTICULARLY IN THE ITY OF COLUMBUS WHERE WE KNOW A LOT OF MULTIGENERATION HOUSING.

SO SOME OF OUR IMMIGRANTS COMMUNITY WE SEE INCREASED CASES

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PER POPULATION THERE BECAUSE I HEARD STORIES OF A FAMILY OF 10 ALL LIVING IN ONE HOUSEHOLD AND TWO GET SICK AND TRY TO ISOLATE WITHIN THEIR THREE-BEDROOM, ONE-BATH HOME.

AND THAT'S HARD TO DO WITH 10 PEOPLE.

SO THEN ALL 10 PEOPLE IN THE HOUSEHOLD END UP GETTING SICK.

WE'VE SEEN MULTIPLE AND HEARD MUCH SITUATIONS LIKE THAT.

-- MULTIPLE SITUATIONS -- >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: OKAY.

ANY OTHER QUESTIONS? >> I ENCOURAGE YOU IF YOU WANT MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE MAPS WE OST ON THE WEBSITE YOU CAN CHECK OUT COLUMBUS.COLUMBUS/COVID-19 -- CORONAVIRUS AND YOU WILL SEE INFORMATION ABOUT MAPS AS WELL

AS CASES. >> PRO TEM S. MYERS: I HAVE ONE QUESTION. GIVE ME THE BEST ARGUMENT FOR

WHY MASKS WORK. >> GREAT.

THAT'S A GREAT QUESTION. MASKS WORK BECAUSE THEY COVER YOUR NOSE AND MOUTH. AND MOST OF YOUR RESPIRATORY DROPLETS YOU PRODUCE COME FROM YOUR NOSE AND MOUTH.

THEY DON'T ALWAYS COME, YOU CAN SPRAY RESPIRATORY DROPLETS WHEN YOU ARE NOT TALKING JUST FROM BREATHING THROUGH YOUR NOSE AND MOUTH, YOU CAN SPRAY DROPLETS. THE MASKS CREATE AS BARRIER SO WHEN YOU ARE TALKING OR BREATHING, INSTEAD OF THE PARTICLES GOING OUT INTO THE AIR AND LETTING SOMEONE ELSE INHALE THEM OR LETTING THEM LAND ON A DOORKNOB OR A CART OR AN ELEVATOR BUTTON, NOW THEY ARE TRAPPED IN WITH THE MASK.

AND THEY ARE NOT BEING RELEASED TO THE ENVIRONMENT.

SO THAT OTHER PEOPLE CAN BE EXPOSED.

THAT'S WHY MASKS ARE EFFECTIVE. AT THE BEGINNING OF THE PANDEMIC WE ALL HEARD YOU DON'T NEED TO WEAR A MASK UNLESS YOU ARE SYMPTOMATIC AND UNLESS YOU ARE A HEALTHCARE PROVIDER.

WE LEARNED SO MUCH ABOUT THIS VIRUS SINCE MARCH, SINCE APRIL AND MAY, AND NOW WE'VE HAD STUDIES DONE TO SHOW THE EFFECTIVENESS OF A MASK AND ASYMPTOMATIC PERSON AND SYMPTOMATIC PERSON. AND THEY CAN REDUCE THE SPREAD OF THE VIRUS BY AS MUCH AS 17 TO 20% JUST BY HAVING THAT BARRIER THERE SO YOU ARE NOT SPRAYING YOUR RESPIRATORY DROPLETS OUT IN THE AIR AND IN THE COMMUNITY FOR OTHERS TO INHALE.

>> PRO TEM S. MYERS: AM I CORRECT IN SAYING THAT THE USE OF A MASK IS AS MUCH OR MORE FOR THE PROTECTION OF OTHERS AS IT

IS FOR ME? >> THAT IS CORRECT.

IT DEFINITELY IS PROTECTING OTHERS.

BECAUSE AGAIN, ASSUMING YOU ARE ASYSTEMIC -- ASYMPTOMATIC AND BREATHING AND TALKING, YOU ARE SPRAYING RESPIRATORY DROPLETS.

NOW YOUR RESPIRATORY DROPLET SAID WILL NOT GET INTO THE ENVIRONMENT AND SPREAD TO THE PERSON NEXT TO YOU OR NEAR YOU.

IF THEY ARE WEARING A MASK, THEY ARE PROTECTING YOU.

WE'RE PROTECTING EACH OTHER BY WEARING A MASK.

>> PRO TEM S. MYERS: THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

I APPRECIATE THAT. >> YOU'RE WELCOME.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: WHAT ENFORCEMENT MECHANISMS ARE THERE

REGARDING MASKS? >> SO THAT'S A GREAT QUESTION.

INITIALLY WHEN WE THOUGHT ABOUT THIS, WE DIDN'T THINK WE WERE GOING TO ENFORCE IT. AS WE TALKED ABOUT IT MORE AT COLUMBUS PUBLIC HEALTH AND WITH OTHERS IN THE COMMUNITY, WE THINK A MASK ORDINANCE OR ORDER WITHOUT ANY ENFORCEMENT IS NOT VERY HELPFUL. DIFFERENT MUNICIPALITIES ARE DOING DIFFERENT THINGS. SOME ARE USING THEIR POLICE DEPARTMENT TO DO THE ENFORCEMENT.

HERE IN COLUMBUS, WE HAVE CHOSEN NOT TO DO THE POLICE.

AND THAT IS ALSO WHAT I WOULD RECOMMEND TO WORTHINGTON, THAT YOU WOULD NOT USE OUR POLICE. WE WILL USE OUR PUBLIC HEALTH SANITARIANS HOW WE USE THEM NOW. THE REQUIREMENT FOR INDIVIDUALS TO WEAR A MASK WHEN OUT IN PUBLIC, I.E., NOT IN THEIR HOME.

IF THEY ARE IN AN AREA OUTSIDE WHERE THEY CAN'T GUARANTEE SIX FEET OF SPACE BETWEEN THEM AND SOMEONE ELSE.

THERE ARE EXEMPTIONS FOR THE COLUMBUS ORDER, IF EXERCISING INSIDE OR OUTSIDE, YOU ARE EXEMPT.

IF YOU HAVE A MEDICAL CONDITION OR MENTAL HEALTH CONDITION THAT PRECLUDES YOU FROM WEARING A MASK, YOU ARE EXEMPT.

IF UNDER THE AGE OF SIX, YOU ARE EXEMPT.

KEEP IN MIND C.D.C. SAYS CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF TWO SHOULD NOT BE WEARING A FACE MASK AT ALL.

WHAT WE PLAN TO DO IN TERMS OF MAKING SURE PEOPLE ARE COMPLIANTS IS WE'RE GOING TO GO INTO BUSINESSES.

BECAUSE YOU HAVE TO WEAR A MASK IN A BUSINESS.

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THAT MEANS IF YOU GO DO A GROCERY STORE YOU HAVE TO WEAR A MASK. WE'LL GO TO A GROCERY STORE AND IF WE SEE MULTIPLE PEOPLE OR CUSTOMERS WITHOUT A MASK, KEEP IN MIND, HE STATE ORDER SAYS EMPLOYEES HAVE TO WEAR ONE.

IF WE SEE MULTIPLE CUSTOMERS THAT AREN'T WEARING A MASK, WE COULD SITE THE BUSINESS OWNER, THE GROCERY STORE FOR NOT COMPLYING WITH THE ORDER. THAT'S HOW WE PLAN TO DO IT.

WE DON'T PLAN TO APPROACH OR SITE INDIVIDUALS.

IF WE SEE AN INDIVIDUAL AT A CROWDED LOCATION THAT'S NOT WEARING A MASK, OUR INTENTION IS TO PROVIDE EDUCATION AND THEM WITH A MASK BUT NOT TO SITE THEM.

AND A LOT OF THAT HAS TO DO WITH THE SAFETY OF OUR PUBLIC HEALTH STAFF. THEY ARE NOT POLICE.

THEY DO NOT HAVE GUNS. AND I DON'T WANT MY STAFF IN FIGHTS WITH INDIVIDUALS BECAUSE THEY ARE TRYING TO SITE THEM FOR NOT WEARING A MASK. FROM THAT STANDPOINT, IT WOULD BE EDUCATIONAL WITH INDIVIDUALS. AND IT WOULD BE EDUCATIONAL WITH BUSINESSES TOO. THE FIRST ONE IS ALWAYS A WARNING. A SIMPLE WARNING YOU GIVE TO THE ESTABLISHMENT ENCOURAGING THEM, GIVING THEM TIPS HOW THEY GET CUSTOMERS TO WEAR MASKS. IF WE GO BACK AGAIN AND SEE GROSS NEGLIGENCE, WE'LL FINE THE BUSINESS $500.

FOR THE SECOND OFFENSE, IT WOULD BE ONE THOUSAND.

THAT'S FOR COLUMBUS. THAT'S WHAT COLUMBUS PUBLIC HEALTH WILL DO. IF WORTHINGTON CHOOSES SOMETHING DIFFERENT, WE COULD WORK WITH YOU ON THAT.

THAT WOULD BE OUR RECOMMENDATION.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: OKAY. OTHER QUESTIONS?

>> P. BUCHER: I HAVE A FOLLOW-UP AND SEPARATE QUESTION.

THANK YOU, DR. ROBERTS FOR THE PRESENTATION.

AS DAVID I BELIEVE SAID, THEY ARE VERY THOROUGH AND HELPFUL AND THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME TONIGHT.

ON WHAT YOU TOUCHED ON WITH ENFORCEMENT, AND SORRY IF I MISSED IT, IN COLUMBUS WITH THEIR ORDINANCE OR EXECUTIVE ORDER WHERE CUSTOMERS COMING IN REFUSE TO PUT ON A MASK OR LEAVE OR ANYTHING, IS THAT STILL GOING TO BE FIELDED BY YOUR TEAM? THE PUBLIC HEALTH SANITARIANS OR A POLICE OFFICER MIGHT GET

LOOPED IN? >> I CAN SPEAK FOR THE CITY OF COLUMBUS. I DO NOT THINK IF POLICE OFFICERS WERE CALLED FOR THAT TYPE OF COMPLAINT THEY WOULD COME QUICKLY. SO BUT MANY OF OUR GROCERY STORES AT LEAST HAVE SECURITY, WHETHER CPD OR PRIVATE SECURITY COMPANY. THEY COULD ASSIST WITH THAT.

WE DON'T WANT TO HAVE RGUMENTS OVER THIS.

WE ABSOLUTELY DON'T WANT TO HAVE ANYONE HURT OVER THIS.

WE'RE NOT GOING TO GET CONFRONTATIONAL, NOR WOULD WE ENCOURAGE A STORE OWNER OR MANAGER TO GET CONFRONTATIONAL WITH ANYONE. WE'RE DOING THIS WITH THE BETTERMENT AND GOOD OF EVERYONE IN OUR COMMUNITY.

THERE IS CLEAR DATA THAT SHOWS WEARING A MASK IS NOT ONLY GOOD FOR OUR HEALTH BUT OUR ECONOMY. IF WE CAN REDUCE THE NUMBER OF CASES IN THE COMMUNITY, WE CAN GET BACK TO SOME KIND OF NORMAL ECONOMY FASTER. SO AGAIN, I DON'T SEE A STORE IN COLUMBUS CALLING POLICE. IF THEY DO, I DON'T SEE THEM COMING QUICKLY FOR THAT. IF WE WERE THERE AT THE TIME, WE WOULD TRY TO PROVIDE EDUCATION AND GUIDANCE NOT ONLY FOR THE CUSTOMER BUT FOR THE BUSINESS. I HOPE THAT ANSWERS YOUR

QUESTION. >> P. BUCHER: ABSOLUTELY.

AND I THINK THAT'S THE RIGHT APPROACH.

I APPRECIATE THE CLARIFICATION AROUND THAT SITUATION THAT I'M ASSUMING IS INEVITABLE HERE AS MANY OF OUR NEIGHBORS INCLUDING COLUMBUS LIKELY GO THIS DIRECTION IN THE SHORT TERM.

MY OTHER QUESTION IS, WE JUST CAME OUT OF THE 4TH OF JULY, EXTREMELY SOCIAL ORIENTED HOLIDAY.

IF THERE WERE POTENTIAL INCREASES AROUND THE FRANKLIN COUNTY AREA, WHEN MIGHT WE START SEEING CONFIRMED CASES OR

POTENTIAL INCREASES? >> GREAT QUESTION.

THE INCUBATION PERIOD, THE TIME IS TWO TO 14 DAYS.YMPTOM I ANTICIPATE IF THE JULY 4TH WEEKEND PROVIDED OPPORTUNITIES FOR PEOPLE TO GATHER AND SPREAD THE VIRUS AMONG EACH OTHER, WE'RE GOING TO START SEEING MORE CASES, MORE THAN WE HAVE SEEN, IN THE NEXT FIVE DAYS PROBABLY START SEEING INCREASE IN CASES, AND DEFINITELY WITHIN THE NEXT 10 DAYS IF THE HOLIDAY WAS AS

SOCIAL AS WE THINK IT WAS. >> P. BUCHER: THANK YOU.

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>> B. KOWALCZYK: DOES THIS MASK REQUIREMENT APPLY WHEN SCHOOL STARTS? WILL IT APPLY TO STUDENTS IN

SCHOOL? >> CURRENTLY THE WAY IT'S WRITTEN IN THE CITY OF COLUMBUS, IS NO, SCHOOLS ARE EXEMPT.

BUT IN THE GOVERNOR'S GUIDANCE TO SCHOOLS, I THINK HE RECOMMENDS MASKS, GIVEN THE CASE VOLUME IN THE COMMUNITY WHERE THE SCHOOL DISTRICT RESIDES. SO THAT'S REALLY UP TO THE SCHOOL DISTRICT TO DECIDE. I HAVE A MEETING TOMORROW MEETING AT 8 A.M. WITH SUPERINTENDENTS FROM FRANKLIN COUNTY. AND I KNOW WORTHINGTON WILL

BE ON THAT CALL. >> B. KOWALCZYK: THANK YOU.

>> I CAN TELL YOU I'VE MADE IT CLEAR FOR COLUMBUS CITY SCHOOLS THEY NEED TO REQUIRE MASKS BECAUSE THE DISEASE BURDEN IN

COLUMBUS IS SO HIGH. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: OKAY.

DO WE HAVE ANYMORE QUESTIONS? IF NOT, DR. ROBERTS, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR WONDERFUL PRESENTATION AND PATIENCE IN ANSWERING THE QUESTIONS WE HAVE. BUT WE REALLY APPRECIATE IT.

YOU ARE WELCOME TO STAY ON IN CASE SOMETHING COMES UP.

WE WOULD APPRECIATE IF YOU CAN. IF YOU HAVE TO LEAVE, WE UNDERSTAND THAT ALSO. WE KNOW YOU ARE VERY BUSY.

>> HAPPY TO STAY. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: THANK YOU. OKAY.

MR. GREESON, SHALL WE MOVE ON? >> M. GREESON: I THINK NOW IS THE TIME TO HAVE OUR LAW DIRECTOR, TOM LINDSEY GO THROUGH THE ORDINANCE DRAFT. AND I'LL TURN IT OVER TO HIM AT THIS POINT. MR. LINDSEY?

>> MR. LINDSEY: MR. GREESON, PRESIDENT MICHAEL AND MEMBERS OF COUNCIL, I WANT TO THANK YOU DRS DONE ON THIS.

AND FOR HER PRESENTATION TONIGHT.

IT CERTAINLY, HOPEFULLY WILL SPEED UP MY PRESENTATION AS WELL. THE DRAFT THAT YOU HAVE BEFORE YOU IS BASED OFF OF THE WORKING DRAFT THAT COLUMBUS HAD ON SATURDAY WHEN I WENT TO THE POINT OF DRAFTING THIS FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION BASED ON CITY MANAGER GREESON'S DECISION WE SHOULD PROVIDE SOMETHING FOR THIS MEETINGS AS OPPOSED TO WAITING FOR LATER IN THE MONTH BASED ON THE ACTIONS TAKEN BY OTHER CITIES. WE TRIED TO MOVE IN A WAY THAT WOULD BE BOTH APPROPRIATE AND ALSO TIMELY IN TERMS OF THAT.

OUR PRIMARY CONSIDERATION WAS TO MAKE SURE THAT WE HAD A MASK ORDINANCE THAT WOULD HAVE THE APPROPRIATE EXCEPTIONS TO IT, WOULD HAVE THE APPROPRIATE COVERAGES IN TERMS OF WHO IT APPLIED TO AND ALSO WE ADDRESS THE ENFORCEMENT MECHANISM.

AS DR. ROBERTS INDICATED, THE CITY OF COLUMBUS IS PLANNING ON DOING THIS NOT AS A CRIMINAL ENFORCEMENT BUT AS A CIVIL ENFORCEMENT. SANITARIANS WILL PROVIDE THE WARNINGS. AND A SUBSEQUENT VIOLATION WOULD INVOLVE A FINE, NOT AN ARREST, JUST A FINE DONE THROUGH THE CIVIL ADMINISTRATIVE PROCESS. THIS MODEL MADE SENSE TO CITY MANAGER GREESON AND I AS WE WERE LOOKING HOW WE SHOULD PREPARE SOMETHING. AS YOU MAY OR MAY NOT KNOW, CITIES ACROSS THE COUNTRY HAVE RAPIDLY MOVED IN THIS DIRECTION.

AND THE RANGE OF OPTIONS IS ALMOST LIMITLESS BOTH IN TERMS OF METHOD OF ENFORCEMENT. SOME HAVE PASSED RESOLUTIONS THAT MERELY ARE GUIDANCE TO THE COMMUNITY.

OTHER COMMUNITIES HAVE GONE TO THE EXTREME END OF THAT ENFORCEMENT CONTINUUM TO MAKE IT A CRIMINAL OFFENSE.

COLUMBUS AND THE MODEL YOU HAVE BEFORE YOU TONIGHT TAKES THE MIDDLE APPROACH OF THE CIVIL ENFORCEMENT MECHANISM, MORE THAN A GUIDANCE STATEMENT BUT NOT A CRIMINAL SANCTION.

THE NUMBER OF EXCEPTIONS THAT EXIST THROUGH THE COUNTRY AND THESE VARIOUS ORDINANCES VARY TO DIFFERENT DEGREES, EITHER AS TO AGE OF CHILDREN IT SHOULD APPLY TO OR AS TO DIFFERENT GROUPS OR ACTIVITIES THAT MIGHT BE ACCEPTED.

THE COLUMBUS PUBLIC HEALTH, AS YOU KNOW, IS THE PUBLIC HEALTH AGENCY BY CONTRACT FOR THE CITY OF WORTHINGTON.

AND SO WE WANTED TO MAKE SURE THAT IF THEY WERE GOING TO BE THE ENFORCEMENT AGENCY, WE WANTED TO BE AS CONSIST WITH COLUMBUS' ORDINANCE AS WE COULD BE, BEARING IN MIND OBVIOUSLY

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THE WORTHINGTON CITY COUNCIL HAS THE AUTHORITY TO DEVIATE WHERE THEY DEEM APPROPRIATE. BUT WE ARE TRYING TO BE AS CONSIST FOR ENFORCEMENT PURPOSES WITH THE COLUMBUS ORDINANCE.

SO THE STARTING POINT FOR THE ORDINANCE BEFORE YOU WAS THE COLUMBUS DRAFT. I DID GO HROUGH, TRIED TO ADDRESS A FEW THINGS THAT WERE STILL IN THE WORKING AND DISCUSSION STAGE WITH COLUMBUS. OBVIOUSLY, I HAD NOT BEEN ABLE TO SEE WHAT THE FINAL VERSION WOULD BE IN COLUMBUS.

I BELIEVE THAT ACTION IS OCCURRING TONIGHT AS WE SPEAK.

AND THEREFORE, WE MAY AT SOME LATER DATE FEEL IT APPROPRIATE TO MAKE ADDITIONAL ADJUSTMENTS IF THERE ARE CHANGES THAT COLUMBUS PUBLIC HEALTH DEEMS ARE IMPORTANT FOR THEIR ENFORCEMENT EFFORT OR OTHERWISE APPROPRIATE FROM A HEALTH STANDPOINT AS WELL. LET ME BEGIN, THAT'S JUST SORT OF THE OVERVIEW. THIS WAS NOT AN ORDINANCE WE HAD PREVIOUSLY HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO DISCUSS WITH CITY COUNCIL.

SO THE DRAFTING OF IT IS WITHOUT THE GUIDANCE OR DIRECTION THAT SOMETIMES WE WOULD DO THROUGH A WORK SESSION TO UNDERSTAND WHERE COUNCIL'S OBJECTIVES WOULD BE. SO WE ARE PROPOSING THIS, AS I SAID, BASED ON THE COLUMBUS MODEL.

IT PRIMARILY INCLUDES TWO PRIMARY REQUIREMENTS, ONE IS TO INDIVIDUALS, ONE IS TO BUSINESSES.

AND SO THE INDIVIDUALS DO HAVE A REQUIREMENT TO WEAR A FACE COVERING OVER THE NOSE AND MOUTH WHEN THEY ARE DOING VARIOUS ACTIVITIES. THAT WOULD INCLUDE ENTERING A PLACE OF BUSINESS OR WAITING IN LINE AT A BUSINESS.

ALSO ENTERING OR WAITING IN LINE TO A WORTHINGTON PUBLIC FACILITY OR BUILDING. ALSO, FOR PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION PURPOSES. IN CERTAIN HIGH-DENSITY OCCUPATIONAL SETTINGS. THE WORKERS IN LONG-TERM CARE FACILITIES. THE HEALTHCARE FACILITIES ARE REQUIRED TO FOLLOW THE C.D.C. GUIDANCE.

AND THEN ANY OUTDOOR SPACE, ND THIS IS AN AREA IT IS A POLICY DECISION I WANTED TO ALERT THE COUNCIL TO, ANY OUTDOOR SPACE WHERE THE PERSON IS UNABLE TO MAINTAIN OR DOES NOT MAINTAIN THE SOCIAL DISTANCING AT SIX FEET FROM OTHERS WHO ARE NOT MEMBERS OF THEIR OWN HOUSEHOLD. THIS WOULD MEAN IF YOU WERE IN AN OUTDOOR SPACE AND YOU WERE GATHERING WITH PEOPLE WHO ARE NOT OF YOUR HOUSEHOLD AND YOU WERE WITHIN LESS THAN THE SIX-FOOT DISTANCE, THE ORDINANCE WOULD REQUIRE THAT YOU WEAR A

MASK IN THAT SETTING. >> D. ROBINSON: MR. LINDSEY,

WHERE IS THAT PROVISION? >> MR. LINDSEY: IT'S ON PAGE 4, 767.03. AND THAT WOULD BE G.

>> D. ROBINSON: THANK YOU. >> MR. LINDSEY: YOU'RE WELCOME.

THAT'S A POLICY DECISION. THERE ARE CITIES THAT HAVE ONLY APPLIED THEIR MASK REQUIREMENTS TO INDOOR FACILITIES.

AND THEN THERE ARE NUMBER THAT HAVE DONE IT WITHOUT DOOR FACILITIES, OUTDOOR FACILITIES. DAYTON, COLUMBUS, I BELIEVE PHOENIX, ARE THE ONES THAT COME TO MIND IMMEDIATELY OF THE ONES I'VE SEEN. I DO NOT PURPORT TO HAVE READ EVERY ORDINANCE ADOPTED IN THE COUNTRY, LET ALONE THE CITY OF OHIO. THE OTHER BROAD CATEGORY OF REQUIREMENTS, INVOLVES THE BUSINESSES THAT DR. ROBERTS INDICATED. THAT WILL BE THE PRIMARY MECHANISM FOR ENFORCEMENT, BECAUSE YOUR GREATEST IMPACT WOULD BE TO MAKE SURE THE BUSINESSES WHERE PEOPLE GO FOLLOW THESE REQUIREMENTS OF WEARING A MASK.

AND THAT WAY TO HAVE THE GREATEST IMPACT GIVEN THE LIMITED RESOURCES IN TERMS OF ENFORCEMENT THROUGH THE SANITARIAN. THE ALSO BEGINNING ON PAGE 4, UNDER SECTION .05 ARE THE EXCEPTIONS.

THERE ARE QUITE A FEW. AND I DON'T WANT TO O THROUGH EACH AND EVERY ONE OF THEM. I WILL INDICATE HAT THE ORDINANCE DOES EXCEPT OUT CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF SIX.

SO SOMEBODY FIVE WOULD NOT BE REQUIRED TO WEAR A MASK.

AS DR. ROBERTS INDICATED, THERE IS SPECIFIC PROVISIONS, THIS WOULD BE ON PAGE 5, SUBSECTION K OF 767.05K, THE SECTION THAT

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DEALS WITH SCHOOL INDIVIDUALS. AND SO FOR CHOOL INDIVIDUALS, AND THIS INCLUDES BOTH STUDENTS, ADMINISTRATORS AND TEACHERS THAT ARE ON OR IN THE SCHOOL FACILITIES, THEY ARE REQUIRED TO FOLLOW THE REGULATIONS BY THEIR GOVERNING BODIES AND OHIO DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION. THEY ARE ACCEPTED IN THAT REGARD. THE LANGUAGE ALSO INCLUDES AN EXCEPTION FOR FACILITIES OWNED BY THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT.

THAT WAS WHAT WAS IN THE COLUMBUS DRAFT ORDINANCE.

EXCUSE ME, I HAVE INCLUDED STATE OR COUNTY GOVERNMENT AS WELL, RECOGNIZING THE DISTINCT SEPARATE GOVERNING BODIES.

IF A FACILITY IS OWNED BY THE STATE OR COUNTY AND IS LOCATED IN THE CITY OF WORTHINGTON, IT WOULD BE EXEMPT FROM THIS ORDER AND WOULD HAVE TO FOLLOW THE REGULATIONS OF THAT STATE OR COUNTY GOVERNMENT OULD BE. SAME WITH THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT BECAUSE OF OUR INABILITY TO REGULATE THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT.

DR. ROBERTS ALREADY INDICATED THE NFORCEMENT WOULD BE THROUGH COLUMBUS PUBLIC HEALTH. VIOLATIONS FOR A BUSINESS ARE FIRST A WARNING, SECOND THE $50D SUBSEQUENT VIOLATION WOULD BE A FINE OF $1,000. FOR INDIVIDUALS, ONCE AGAIN, A FIRST VIOLATION WOULD SIMPLY BE A WARNING.

IF SOMEBODY WAS NOT SURE OF WHETHER THEY FELL WITHIN AN EXCEPTION OR REQUIRED TO WEAR A MASK, THE ENFORCEMENT PROCESS PROVIDES THEY WOULD BE GIVEN A WARNING BEFORE ANY ACTION IS TAKEN. ANY SECOND OR SUBSEQUENT VIOLATION, THE ORDINANCE DOES PROVIDE A FINE OF $25.

DR. ROBERTS SAID, THEY DO NOT INTENT TO PRIMARILY ENFORCE AS INDIVIDUALS BUT FOCUS ON THE BUSINESSES.

SIMILAR TO OUR TOBACCO '21 ORDINANCE, WHICH ALSO IS ENFORCED BY COLUMBUS PUBLIC HEALTH, THE APPEAL PROCESS IF SOMEBODY WERE TO APPEAL THE IMPOSITION OF A FINE, PRESUMABLY WOULDN'T APPEAL THE WARNING, IF THEY HAD A ECOND OFFENSE AND FINED, A BUSINESS OR INDIVIDUAL FINED, THEY WOULD HAVE THE RIGHT TO APPEAL. THAT APPEAL WOULD BE HANDLED THROUGH THE PROCESS PROVIDED FOR COLUMBUS PUBLIC HEALTH AS THE AGENCY THAT'S THE PROCESS. WE USE THE SAME PROCESS WHEN WE ENACTED THE TOBACCO '21 LEGISLATION.

THIS ORDINANCE DOES PROVIDE IS SUNSET PROVISION OR DURATION.

AND THIS IS SUBJECT TO FURTHER DISCUSSION BECAUSE THIS WAS LANGUAGE THAT WAS ADDED THAT IS NOT FOUND IN THE COLUMBUS ORDINANCE. BUT BASED ON PREVIOUS DISCUSSIONS THAT WE'VE HAD REGARDING PROCLAMATIONS BY THE CITY MANAGER REGARDING CORONAVIRUS, WE FELT IT APPROPRIATE TO INCLUDE THE SUNSET PROVISION.

THE CURRENT LANGUAGE OULD HAVE THIS ORDINANCE CHAPTER 767, WHICH IS ENACTED BY THE ORDINANCE, WOULD REMAIN IN AFFECT UNTIL DECEMBER 31ST OF THIS YEAR UNLESS EITHER EXTENDED, MODIFIED OR EARLIER TERMINATED BY MAJORITY VOTE OF CITY COUNCIL. I DID NOTICE LATE IN THE DAY, I BELIEVE IT WAS THE CITY OF HILLIARD, ENACTED AN EXECUTIVE ORDER OF THEIR CITY MANAGER, WHICH REQUIRES MASKS IN THEIR -- THE ORDER HAD LANGUAGE THAT CERTAINLY OPENED TO CONSIDERATION OF COUNCIL DESIRES, AND THAT WOULD BE TO HAVE THE REQUIREMENT OF WEARING A MASK ONLY APPLIED WHENEVER THE COUNTY WAS AT A LEVEL II OR ABOVE, AND SO IF THE COUNTY GOT DOWN TO A LEVEL I, IN TERMS OF THE STATE'S LEVELS, THEN THE ORDINANCE WOULD NOT BE IN AFFECT, BUT IF IT WENT BACK UP TO A WO, THREE OR FOUR, THEN THE REQUIREMENT WOULD GO BACK INTO PLAY. CERTAINLY, OPEN TO CONSIDERATION IF THAT'S SOMETHING COUNCIL WANTED TO DO.

THAT CERTAINLY AN AMENDMENT WE COULD MAKE AT A LATER DATE TO FURTHER CLARIFY THAT. IT SOUNDS FROM WHAT DR. ROBERTS SAID, WE'RE CLEARLY IN THE THREE AND ON THE VERGE OF FOUR.

IF THE STANDARD WAS GOING TO BE DROPPING TO LEVEL ONE, I

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PRESUME, I'M NOT A MEDICAL OR SCIENCE PERSON, BUT I RESUME WE WOULD HAVE SUFFICIENT TIME TO PERHAPS CONSIDER THAT IF POSSIBLE, MAYBE AT THE THIRD MEETING IF YOU WANTED TO MAKE AMENDMENT. YOU COULD ENACT AS IT IS.

WE COULD COME BACK IN TWO WEEKS AND MAKE ADDITIONAL ADJUSTMENTS DEEMED APPROPRIATE. I ALSO LATE IN THE DAY RECEIVED AN EMAIL THAT SUGGESTED SOME POSSIBLE, MORE GRAMMATICAL CORRECTIONS. I WON'T BLAME COLUMBUS.

I DON'T WANT WHETHER IT WAS THEIR OR MY DOING WHEN I WAS EDITING AND ADJUSTING HINGS. THERE MAY BE A FEW OF THOSE.

WHETHER WE DEAL WITH THEM TONIGHT OR A SUBSEQUENT CLEAN UP ORDINANCE WOULD BE UP TO COUNCIL'S PREROGATIVE.

HOPEFULLY, I'VE ADDRESSED THE PRIMARY POINTS.

HAPPY O ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS. OPEN TO ANY SUGGESTIONS, COMMENT COMMENTS FROM COUNCIL AS WELL AS FROM DR. ROBERTS.

I WILL SAY THIS WAS DRAFTED AS AN EMERGENCY EGISLATION.

THEREFORE, YOU WILL NEED TO TAKE THE APPROPRIATE VOTE REGARDING THAT, WHICH REQUIRES THE 6/7'S VOTE.

I'M SURE WE'LL HANDLE THAT IF THAT'S THE PREROGATIVE OF COUNCIL. IT IS SET TO BECOME EFFECTIVE 8 A.M. TOMORROW ORNING, CONSIST WITH COLUMBUS.

AND MANY OF THE ITIES ENACTED THROUGH PROCLAMATION HAVE MADE THEIR EFFECTIVE. WE'RE TRYING TO HAVE IT IN PLACE AS QUICKLY AS WE COULD TO PROTECT THE PUBLIC FROM FURTHER

SPREAD OF THE VIRUS. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: OKAY.

DO WE HAVE ANY COMMENTS OR QUESTIONS FROM COUNCIL MEMBERS?

>> D. ROBINSON: I HAVE TWO QUESTIONS PLEASE.

MR. LINDSEY, ON 76703G, THE PROVISION YOU JUST PREVIOUSLY MENTIONED ABOUT BEING OUT OF DOORS.

MY CONCERN WOULD BE THAT THE DESCRIPTION OF FROM THERS WHO ARE NOT MEMBERS OF THEIR OWN HOUSE HOLD MIGHT BE TOO NARROWLY DEFINED. I'M THINKING ABOUT A SITUATION WHERE THERE MIGHT BE DIRECT FAMILY MEMBERS, SAY A GRANDMOTHER AND A SON OR DAUGHTER, WHO MAY NOT BE IN THE HOUSEHOLD BUT DIRECT FAMILY MEMBERS.

AND THEN ANOTHER POTENTIAL SCENARIO THAT COMES TO MIND IS WHAT ABOUT A PERSONAL ASSISTANT OR HEALTHCARE WORKER THAT MIGHT BE HELPING PERHAPS AN ELDERLY PERSON WALK IN THEIR NEIGHBORHOOD? SEE WHETHER THAT LANGUAGE MIGHT

BE EXPANDED ACCORDINGLY. >> MR. LINDSEY: MY INITIAL RESPONSE, COUNCILMEMBER ROBINSON, I CERTAINLY DO NOT SEE A PROBLEM EXPANDING THAT. OTHERWISE, PEOPLE SEEM TO DO THAT. THAT'S FROM A PERSONAL, PRACTICAL STANDPOINT. I WOULD DEFER TO DR. ROBERTS AS TO WHY THEY FELT HOUSEHOLD MEMBER WAS THE RIGHT STANDARD AS FAR AS THEIR PROPOSING THEIR WITH THE CITY OF COLUMBUS.

AND THEN COUNCIL CAN DISCUSS WHAT THEY THINK APPROPRIATE.

I WOULD ALSO DEFER TO DR. ROBERTS AS TO THOUGHT AS FAR AS A PERSONAL ASSISTANT OR HEALTHCARE WORKER WITH SOMEBODY OUTSIDE WALKING WHETHER THEY OUGHT TO WEAR A MASK OR NOT, I DON'T KNOW. I WOULD DEFER TO DR. ROBERTS ON

THAT. >> FOR THE HEALTHCARE SETTING, OR HEALTH AID HELPING SOMEONE OR WALKING IN SOMEONE'S NEIGHBORHOOD, MY THOUGHT WOULD BE THAT PERSON SHOULD ACT LIKE A HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL WOULD IN SOMEONE'S HOME OR IN A HEALTHCARE ENVIRONMENT. THAT MEANS THEY SHOULD ALWAYS BE WEARING A FACE MASK EVEN IF CARING FOR SOMEONE IN THEIR HOME. IN THIS SITUATION I'M IMAGINING IT'S AN OLDER ADULT OR SOMEONE LIKELY IS AT HIGH RISK FOR OMPLICATIONS. IF IT WERE MY LOVED ONE, I WOULD WANT THE HEALTHCARE PERSONNEL TO WEAR A FACE COVERING WHETHER

INSIDE OR OUTSIDE. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: OKAY.

WHAT ABOUT THE FAMILY MEMBERS? >> SO, YOU KNOW, I THINK WE, YOU KNOW, WE HAVE TO BE MINDFUL OF HOUSEHOLD ONTACT AND FAMILY MEMBERS. WHAT I HAVE TOLD MANY OF MY

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FRIENDS, AS WELL AS THE MEDIA, IT'S HELPFUL IF YOU HAVE A GROUP THAT YOU ARE, THAT IS YOUR WHETHER YOU WANTED TO CALL IT YOUR HANG OUT OR SAFE GROUP, A GROUP OF FRIENDS OR FAMILY YOU FEEL SAFE WITH AND YOU MADE AN AGREEMENT YOU ARE GOING TO BEHAVE IN A CERTAIN WAY TO PROTECT YOUR SEVERALS.

YOURSELVES. I THINK THAT'S OKAY.

DO WE HAVE TO DEFINE IT AS HOUSEHOLD MEMBERS OR IS THAT THE GROUP YOU ARE WITH? IF I GO DO THE PARK AND HAVE A PICNIC WITH MY HUSBAND, MY SISTER AND MY BROTHER-IN-LAW, THEY DON'T LIVE WITH US IN OUR HOUSE BUT THEY ARE MY SOCIAL GROUP. I FIND IT OKAY TO BE WITH THEM IN PUBLIC, KNOWING THE NEAREST PARTY OR GROUP IS MORE THAN SIX FEET AWAY FROM US. I THINK THAT WOULD BE THE DISCRETION OF WHOEVER IS ENFORCING.

IF IT'S PUBLIC HEALTH, WE WOULDN'T QUESTION IF YOU ARE FAMILY OR LIVE IN THE SAME HOUSEHOLD, WE WOULD SAY, ARE YOU TOGETHER? IF THEY ARE AS A SOCIAL GROUP, IT WOULD BE OKAY FOR THEM NOT TO WEAR A FACE COVERING, AS LONG AS SIX FEET APART FROM ANYONE NOT IN THEIR SOCIAL GROUP.

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

HAVE ANOTHER QUESTION? >> D. ROBINSON: MR. INDSEY, REGARDING BUSINESSES AND THEIR RESPONSIBILITY IN THIS, WOULD A BUSINESS BE IN A POTENTIAL VIOLATION IF THERE ARE SIMPLY PERSONS , FOR INSTANCE, IN A STORE OR WOULD HE VIOLATION OCCUR BASED ON THE WORDING OF THIS ORDINANCE, WHEN THEY ACTUALLY TRANACT SOMETHING OF VALUE? TRANSACT. I CAN IMAGINE A SCENARIO PERSONS MAY COME INTO A STORE AND QUICKLY WALK DOWN AISLES AND MAY NOT BE SEEN BY MANAGEMENT, WOULD THE BUSINESS BE LIABLE FOR THAT OR WOULD THE VIOLATION OCCUR AT THE POINT WHEN A

TRANSACTION TAKE PLACE? >> MR. LINDSEY: YES, COUNCILMEMBER ROBINSON, THE WAY IT IS WRITTEN IS TO CONTROL AT THE POINT OF TRANSACTION WHERE THE BUSINESS IS ENGAGING IN THAT DIRECT ACTION, IT'S THE WAY IT IS WRITTEN, ONCE AGAIN, I WAS NOT THE ORIGINAL DRAFTER OF THIS, SO I AM NOT FULLY AWARE OF THE DRAFTER'S RATIONALE, WHEN I READ THE LANGUAGE OF THE ORDINANCE AS PREPARED AND PRESENTED, IT WOULD NOT DIRECTLY EXPOSE THE BUSINESS TO A VIOLATION FOR SOMEBODY SIMPLY WALKING INTO THEIR STORE WITHOUT A MASK.

THAT DOESN'T PREVENT THE BUSINESS FROM TELLING THAT INDIVIDUAL THEY ARE IN VIOLATION OF HE REQUIREMENTS FOR INDIVIDUALS AND THEREFORE TELLING THEM THEY NEED TO LEAVE THE STORE OR PUT ON A MASK. BUT IN TERMS OF BUSINESS BEING HELD RESPONSIBLE, THAT WOULD BE A POINT OF TRANSACTION.

>> D. ROBINSON: CORRECT ME IF I'M WRONG, I WOULD THINK THIS WOULD ENABLE BUSINESSES TO BE ABLE TO INFORM THEIR CLIENTELE THAT SORRY, WE'RE NOT ABLE TO TRANSACT BUSINESS IF YOU ARE NOT WEARING A FACE COVERING, IS THAT CORRECT?

>> MR. LINDSEY: CORRECT. TO THE EARLIER SUBJECT, THE BUSINESS HAS THE ABILITY TO PROVIDE THE RULES OF ENGAGEMENT, IF YOU WILL, WITHIN THEIR STORE. AND SO BY JUST LIKE THE NO SHOES NO SHIRT NO SERVICE KIND OF PROVISIONS, SOME OF WHICH ARE HEALTH MATTERS BUT IN A NON-HEALTH ENVIRONMENT, THEY HAVE THE ABILITY TO TELL YOU TO LEAVE THE STORE BECAUSE YOU ARE NOT COMPLYING WITH THE PROVISIONS.

THE SAME WOULD APPLY IF YOU CAME IN WITHOUT A MASK, THE BUSINESS WOULD HAVE THE ABILITY TO DO THAT.

SOME STORES HAVE DONE ENFORCEMENT WITHOUT STATE OR CITY ORDERS BACKING THEM UP. THEY ARE DOING IT AS PROTECTION OF THEIR OWN EMPLOYEES, I BELIEVE IS THE RATIONALE MOST

OFTEN GIVEN. >> D. ROBINSON: THANK YOU VERY

MUCH. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: FOR WHAT IT'S WORTH, IN FLORIDA, THE BUSINESSES HAD SIGNS SAYING, NO MASKS, NO SERVICE. WHICH ANY BUSINESS COULD DO.

>> MR. LINDSEY: CORRECT. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: ANY

OTHER QUESTIONS? >> PRO TEM S. MYERS: YEAH.

I HAVE ONE. TWO MAYBE.

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MR. LINDSEY OR POSSIBLY DR. ROBERTS, I'M A LITTLE CONCERNED ABOUT SOME OF THE NEWS FEEDS THAT WE HAVE SEEN ABOUT THE DISRUPTION IN STORES WHEN STORES HAVE ATTEMPTED TO POSSIBLY OVERHANDEDLY ENFORCE THIS.

I DON'T WANT TO DEPUTIZE CLERK TODAY ENFORCE THIS.

AS I READ, IF A BUSINESS FAILS TO ENFORCE THE REQUIREMENT, THEY CAN BE FINED. WHAT DO YOU SEE, TO ME PUTTING SIGNS UP AND ASKING THE GUESTS TO EAVE, REFUSING SERVICE IS SUFFICIENT TO CONSTITUTE ENFORCEMENT.

NOT FORCEABLEY REMOVING THE PERSON.

I DON'T WANT TO GET IN THAT SITUATION.

HOW DO YOU READ THAT LANGUAGE? WHOEVER WANT TO FIELD THAT.

>> MR. LINDSEY: COUNCILMEMBER MEYERS, I'LL TAKE THE FIRST STEP OF IT AND LET DR. ROBERTS SHARE ANYTHING SHE MIGHT HAVE.

THE BUSINESS BY FAILING TO TRANSACT THE BUSINESS, MAKE THE SALE, TO WHAT -- DO WHAT THEIR BUSINESS DOES IS ITS ACTION.

THE FACT A CUSTOMER REFUSES TO LEAVE, DOESN'T REQUIRE THE BUSINESS TO DO ANYTHING. CERTAINLY, I DON'T THINK WE EVER WANT THOSE DECISIONS TO PLAY OUT IN A CONFRONTATIONAL, PHYSICAL OR THREATENING MANNER FOR EITHER CUSTOMERS OR BUSINESSES.

BUT THAT IS PART OF LIFE AND THOSE ARE THE INSTANCES IN WHICH THE BUSINESS DECIDES. THERE ARE CERTAINLY BUSINESSES THAT AGGRESSIVELY PURSUE SHOP LIFLIFTERS AND SOME DON'T AND SY THEIR CLERKS ARE NOT ALLOWED TO MAKE ANY ATTEMPT TO APPREHEND THOSE INDIVIDUALS. SOME PEOPLE WHO CHOOSE TO STEAL BECOME FAMILIAR WITH THAT. I SUSPECT AT SOME POINT PEOPLE WILL DECIDE WHERE THEY DO BUSINESS BASED ON WHETHER THEY ARE REQUIRED TO WEAR A MASK OR AGGRESSIVELY IN40S -- ENFORCED OR NOT. AND EACH BUSINESS NEEDS TO MAKE THEIR OWN DECISION. HOW I THINK THE ORDINANCE PLAYS OUT FROM A LEGAL STANDPOINT, I'LL DEFER TO DR. ROBERTS.

>> WE DON'T WANT CONFRONTATIONS THAT COULD GET UGLY, THAT'S NOT THE PURPOSE. WE WANT THE BUSINESS TO DO THEIR BEST TO MANAGE IT BUT NOT GET CONFRONTATIONAL AND PUT THEIR STAFF AT RISK. I THINK I SAID THAT BEFORE.

THAT'S WHY WE'RE NOT GOING AFTER INDIVIDUALS.

WE HOPE INDIVIDUALS THAT HAVE THEIR OWN SECURITY, WHETHER SPECIAL-DUTY POLICE OR COMPANIES CAN ASSIST.

BUT THE INTENTION IS TO KEEP PEOPLE SAFE AND NOT PUT PEOPLE

IN DANGER. >> PRO TEM S. MYERS: I APPRECIATE THAT. SINCE YOU ARE THE ENFORCEMENT, THAT MAKES ME FEEL MUCH MORE COMFORTABLE.

I HAD ONE OTHER QUESTION ABOUT THE BUSINESSES ENCOMPASSED IN THIS ORDINANCE INCLUDES RESTAURANTS.

I'M HAVING A DIFFICULT TIME HOW TO EAT DINNER WITH A MASK ON.

>> THE ORDINANCE SAYS YOU DO NOT HAVE TO WEAR A MASK WHILE EATING OR DRINKING. THE CONCEPT IS, YOU WOULD WEAR A MASK ON ENTERING THE RESTAURANT AND WALKING TO YOUR TABLE OR SEAT. TAKE YOUR MASK OFF ONCE AT YOUR SEAT WITH YOUR PARTY. IF YOU HAVE TO GET UP FROM THE TABLE TO ANSWER A PHONE CAL, TO GO TO THE RESTROOM OR LEAVE, YOU NEED TO PUT YOUR MASK ON AS SOON AS YOU LEAVE YOUR TABLE.

YOU DON'T HAVE TO WEAR IT WHILE EATING AND DRINKING.

>> PRO TEM S. MYERS: FAIR ENOUGH.

THANK YOU. THAT'S ALL I HAVE.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: THANK YOU.

ANYBODY ELSE HAVE QUESTIONS? >> R. DOROTHY: I THINK THIS WAS COVERED BUT VERY BRIEFLY ABOUT EXERCISING INDOOR AND OUTDOORS.

DO WE NEED TO WEAR A MASK? >> NO, EXERCISE IS EXEMPT.

WHETHER INSIDE OR OUTSIDE IS EXEMPT.

>> R. DOROTHY: THANK YOU. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: I HAD A VERY WEIRD QUESTION SOMEBODY, ONE OF OUR RESIDENTS ASKED WHO WAS A DOULA. WONDERING DO WOMEN DELIVERING BABIES HAVE TO WEAR A FACE MASK DURING LABOR? AT THE TIME DELIVERING THE BABIES?

>> AT A HOSPITAL SETTING, I THINK WHAT HAPPENS IS THE HOSPITAL STAFF IS WEARING A MASK.

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THE PATIENTS DO NOT HAVE TO. ALTHOUGH, I HAVE SEEN SOME PICTURES ON SOCIAL MEDIA OF MOMS IN DELIVERY WEARING A MASK.

IT IS NOT MY UNDERSTANDING IN FRANKLIN COUNTY, IT'S EXPECTED WHEN A PATIENT IS IN A HOSPITAL AS A HOSPITALIZED PATIENT THEY ARE WEARING THE MASK. BUT EVERYONE AROUND THEM IS WEARING A MASK, INCLUDING THEIR VISITORS.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: ANY OTHER QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS?

>> P. BUCHER: I HAVE A QUESTION FOR DR. ROBERTS OR MATT OR TOM.

IF THERE IS SOMEBODY THAT IS LOOKING TO REPORT OR NOTIFY, IF THIS ISN'T BEING FOLLOWED, WHAT THE PREFERRED METHOD TO FLAG

THAT. >> CALL US AT THE 645-1519.

THEY CAN EMAIL US AT CORONAVIRUS@COLUMBUS.GOV.

>> M. GREESON: I WOULD ADD SOMEBODY WILL CALL US AND WE'LL MAKE SURE WE GET THEM TO THOSE NUMBERS AND EMAILS AND T GETS ROUTED INTO THE COLUMBUS PUBLIC HEALTH SYSTEM.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: ASSUMID OUT NOTIFICATION, WHETHER E-BULLETIN OR FACEBOOK WE WOULD INCLUDE THAT INFORMATION.

>> M. GREESON: WE WILL HAVE INFORMATION OUT TOMORROW.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: OKAY. >>

>> WE HAVE QUICK Q AND A WE COULD SHARE WITH YOU AS WELL.

WHAT DOES THIS MEAN. >> M. GREESON: THAT'S GREAT.

WE'LL COORDINATE WITH YOU AND GET ALL THAT INFORMATION.

AND OUR GOAL WOULD BE TO GET IT OUT THROUGH ALL OF OUR MEDIUMS

STARTING TOMORROW. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: ANY OTHER? YEAH?

GO AHEAD. >> WE'RE GEARED UP IF THIS PASSES FOR 8 A.M. TOMORROW MORNING.

WE PLAN TO SEND IT OUT ALMOST IMMEDIATELY AFTER COUNCIL ACTS OR WITHIN THE HOUR AFTER COUNCIL ACTS.

>> M. GREESON: AS USUAL, ROBYN IS AHEAD OF ME.

>> IN TERMS OF THE ENFORCEMENT, OUR INTENTION IS O BE COMPLAINT DRIVEN. WE'RE NOT GOING TO HAVE SANITARIANS ON THE STREET TOMORROW AT NOON, IT WOULD BE COMPLAINT DRIVEN. WHEN WE GET COMPLAINTS WE WOULD

INVESTIGATE. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: OKAY.

ANY OTHER? >> B. KOWALCZYK: I HAD A QUESTION FOR MR. LINDSEY. SOUNDS LIKE WE MAY NEED TO REVISIT THIS TO MAKE A FEW AMENDMENTS ONCE WE LOOK AT THE FINAL COLUMBUS ORDER? IS THAT CORRECT?

>> MR. LINDSEY: COUNCILMEMBER KOWALCZYK, YES.

MY PREFERENCE THIS EVENING WOULD BE IF COUNCIL IS GENERALLY IN AGREEMENT WITH THE BROAD PRINCIPLE AND THE BULK OF THE LANGUAGE, MY PREFERENCE WOULD BE IN THE INTEREST OF GETTING IT ENACTED SO WE CAN BEGIN EDUCATING THE PUBLIC ABOUT THIS REQUIREMENT AND THEY BECOME AWARE OF THE NEED FOR IT, I WOULD PREFER THAT COUNCIL TAKE ACTION ON THE ORDINANCE AS PRESENTED. AND THEN WE CAN WORK BOTH WITH COLUMBUS' FINAL VERSION OF THEIR ORDINANCE AS WELL AS TYPOGRAPHICICAL IN THE CUTTING AND PASTING, AS WELL AS ADDITIONAL CONCERNS THAT COUNCIL MIGHT HAVE.

IF INDIVIDUAL COUNCIL MEMBERS HAVE SORT OF A MINOR POLICY OF WELL, I WOULD PREFER IT TO MAYBE THIS WAY OUR THAT, MAYBE OVER THE NEXT WEEK IF WE COULD HAVE COUNCIL EMAIL ME THEIR THOUGHT IN THAT REGARD, I WILL REACH OUT TO DR. ROBERTS AND HER STAFF TO IMPACT THEM FROM ENFORCEMENT, AS TO THE POLICY-LEVEL CHANGES, THE TYPOS AND GRAMMATICALS WILL GET CORRECTED.

A FEW OF THOSE ARGUABLY COULD BE DONE FROM A CLERICAL CLERK LEVEL BUT WE'LL BRING IT BACK AS A CLEAN-UP ORDINANCE.

AND WE WILL AT LEAST AT THIS POINT PLAN ON DOING THAT THE

THIRD MONDAY OF THIS MONTH. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: OKAY.

>> THANK YOU. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: ANY OTHER COMMENTS FROM THE COUNCILMEMBERS?

>> MS. MICHAEL, YOU RECEIVED TWO EMAILS SINCE CLOSE OF BUSINESS.

THE FIRST FROM MICHAEL HAWK AND ELAINE BRIGHT.

1060 MORNING STREET. THEY ARE SUPPORTIVE OF WEARING MASKS. THE SECOND FROM TOM BURNS AT 1006 KILBOURNE DRIVE. HE THANK YOU FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO SPEAK. AND HE ALSO IS FULL SUPPORT OF

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ORDINANCE 30-2020. THANK YOU.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: OKAY. AND IS THERE ANYBODY ONLINE WANTING TO ADDRESS THIS PARTICULAR ISSUE?

>> WE HAVE NO ONE THAT I KNOW OF.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: OKAY. >> THERE ARE TWO CALLERS ON THE MEETING TONIGHT WITH PHONE NUMBERS I DON'T KNOW.

SO YOU IGHT ASK IF THEY HAVE ANYTHING TO COMMENT.

THEY WOULD NEED TO DO STAR 6 IN ORDER TO COMMENT BECAUSE THEY

ARE ON MUTE. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: IF THERE IS SOMEBODY ON THOSE CALLS AND YOU WANT TO COMMENT ON THE FACE COVERING ORDINANCE, TAP STAR 6 AND WE WOULD LOVE TO HEAR

YOUR COMMENTS. >> I HAVE COMMENTS.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: CAN WE HAVE YOUR NAME AND ADDRESS.

>> HEY, 335. RAY.

SOUTHWESTERN WORTHINGTON. WE'VE HAD QUITE A FEW EXPERIENCES WITH THIS. FIRST OFF, I DON'T KNOW HOW LONG I CAN GO. FACE MASKS WERE THE ONLY THING THAT HAS BEEN PROVEN TO REALLY BE EFFECTIVE BASICALLY AGAINST CONTROLLING THIS VIRUS. THE THING ABOUT IT IS EVERYONE IS LOOKING AT VENTILATORS, BLOOD THINNERS, STEROIDS.

THE THING IS, THE MOST COST EFFECTIVE METHOD TO CONTROL THIS WOULD BE FACE MASKS. WE NEED EVERYONE TO WEAR THEM.

THERE ARE PLENTY OF STUDIES, CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY HAS INFORMATION. FACE MASKS AND WHAT THE EFFICIENCIES ARE. AND THEY ARE VERY CLOSE TO SURGICAL MASKS. I THINK THE GOVERNMENT MADE A HUGE MISTAKE, THE THING IS THEY SHOULD HAVE STARTED MAKING FACE MASKS AT THE BEGINNING OF THIS PANDEMIC.

A GOOD EXAMPLE OF WEARING THEM, MENNARDS UP ON 23 NORTH REQUIRE FACE MASKS. AND LOWES IN POLARIS DOES NOT REQUIRE THEM. HALF THE PEOPLE IN LOWES DO NOT WEAR FACE MASKS. IT'S MORE COMFORTABLE TO GET SHOPPING IN MENNARDS. I'M GOING TO STOP SHOPPING AT CROGERS. THAT'S BASICALLY I ALL OF.

I'M IN FULL SUPPORT OF FACE MASKS.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: THANK YOU.

WE APPRECIATE IT. ANOTHER CALLER.

IF YOU ARE IN FAVOR OF FACE MASKS, PLEASE DO THE STAR 6.

>> PAUL DOROTHY. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: GIVE YOUR NAME I ADDRESS. AND LET US KNOW WHAT YOU THINK.

>> PAUL DOROTHY. 179 PEN BROOK DRIVE.

I'M AGAINST THIS ORDINANCE. I WOULD BE FULLY SUPPORTIVE OF THIS IF THIS WAS A RESOLUTION BEING PASSED BY THE CITY TO STRONGLY SUGGEST THE USE OF MASKS.

WE ALREADY HAVE A GOOD WEB PRESENCE WITH THE CITY THAT COULD BE USED TO DRIVE THAT RESOLUTION AND THE MESSAGE CONTAINED WITHIN THAT RESOLUTION.

TO MAKE THIS AN ORDINANCE IS THE DEFINITION OF GOVERNMENT OVERAGE. LET'S START WITH THE CLAIM SO FAR THAT MASKS CAN PREVENT THE SPREAD OF THE VIRUS TO OTHERS.

I'M GOING TO BE READING AND EVERYTHING I READ AFTER THIS IS GOING TO BE A QUOTE FROM THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION'S JUNR THE USE OF MASKS AND THE CONTEXT OF COVID-19.

AND THEY SAY, I QUOTE, AT THE PRESENT TIME THE WIDESPREAD USE OF MASK IN THE COMMUNITY SETTING IS NOT SUPPORTED BY DIRECT SIDE EFFECT EVIDENCE. THERE IS NO DIRECT EVIDENCE FROM STUDIES ORIGIN COVID-19 THAT HEALTHY PEOPLE IN THE COMMUNITY OF THE EFFECTIVENESS TO PREVENT INFECTION OF THOSE VIRUSES INCLUDING COVID-19. THERE IS LIMITED EVIDENCE THAT WEARING A MEDICAL MASK BY HEALTHY INDIVIDUALS IN HOUSEHOLDS IN PARTICULAR THOSE WHO SHARE A HOUSEHOLD WITH A SICK PERSON OR AMONG ATTENDEES OF MASS GATHERINGS MAYBE BENEFICIAL AS A METRIC OF PREVENTING TRANSMISSION.

THE USE OF MASKS BY HEALTHY INDIVIDUALS IN THE WIDER COMMUNITY. HOWEVER, THE STUDIES SUGGEST SUCH INDIVIDUALS WOULD NEED TO BE IN CLOSE PROXIMITY TO BE INFECTED WITH THE VIRUS. THE LIKELY DISADVANTAGES OF THE MASK Y HEALTHY -- USE OF THE MASK BY HEALTHY PEOPLE INCLUDE POTENTIAL INCREASED RISK OF SELF CONTAMINATION AND TOUCHING EYES WITH CONTAMINATED HANDS. POTENTIAL CONTAMINATION CAN OCCUR WITH NON-MASK -- NONMEDICAL MASKS ARE USED.

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A FALSE SENSE OF SECURITY LEADING TO POTENTIALLY LOWER ADHERENCE TO OTHER CRITICAL PREVENTIVE MEASURES SUCH AS PHYSICAL DISTANCING. THE MASK THAT IS THE ENFORCEMENT YOU LAID OUT WITH THIS. YOU LITERALLY WANT CITIZENS TUNNELING EACH OTHER IN. I HEARD THE FRANKS FAMILY WASN'T WEARING MASKS. THAT DOESN'T LEAD ANYWHERE GOOD.

THE STIPULATION OF THE GOVERNMENT DETERMINING WHEN I'M TOO CLOSE TO OTHER PEOPLE, IT ESSENTIAL OUTLAWS DATING.

BESIDES THAT, HOW IS IT THE GOVERNMENT'S BUSINESS WHO I ASSOCIATE WITH? THE LAW, I HEARD A LOT OF EQUIVOCATION HOW THIS ORDINANCE WOULD BE ENFORCED.

BUT AS THE LAW DIRECTOR WILL TELL YOU, THE LAW SAYS WHAT IT SAYS. AND IT IS ENFORCED BASED ON WHAT IT SAYS. AND IT ALLOWS YOU TO LITERALLY GO UP AND ASK PEOPLE FOR THEIR PAPERS, TO DETERMINE WHETHER OR NOT THEY ARE FROM THE SAME HOUSEHOLD.

IF WE'RE LOOKING TO ALREADY HURT OUR STRUGGLING BUSINESSES, PUTTING THE FINE BURDEN UPON THE BUSINESS IS BRUTAL.

HOW MANY SMALL BUSINESSES DO YOU KNOW IN THIS COMMUNITY WILL SURVIVE A COUPLE OF THOUSAND DOLLARS FINES? AGAIN, THEN YOU SAY, WE DON'T WANTED THIS TO TURN INTO A CONFLICT. NOW I HAVE A BUSINESS OWNER WHO HAS TO FACE DOWN A MEMBER OF THE PUBLIC OR FACE A THOUSAND DOLLAR FINE. THAT'S OT GOING TO EVENTUALLY GO WELL. THIS SEEMS TO BE PUSHED BY COLUMBUS PUBLIC HEALTH, THE SAME FOLKS ENFORCING IT I'M ASSUMING TAKING A CUT OF THE FINES. THIS SMELLS LIKE THE RED LIKE CAMERA SCAM THAT WAS INFLICTED ON A LOT OF CITIES, INCLUDING COLUMBUS. WHERE SOMEONE CAME IN AND HEY, HERE'S THE ORDINANCE, JUST PASS AND WE'LL ENFORCE IT AND TAKE A CUT AND IT WILL WE -- BE GOOD. THAT DIDN'T TURN OUT WELL FOR US EITHER. WE CANNOT TAKE THE ROAD WHERE WE'RE TURNING OUR CITIZENS AGAINST EACH OTHER.

WHERE WE ARE TAKING AWAY CIVIL LIBERTIES FOR UNPROVEN THINGS AND CONTRADICTORY LANGUAGE IN IT.

WE SAY IT'S OKAY, WE'VE GOT IT WRITTEN THAT WAY.

WE'RE NOT GOING TO GO AFTER INDIVIDUALS.

BUT WE HAVE THE RIGHT TO. WE'RE REALLY NOT GOING TO GO AFTER TO BUSINESSES HARD BUT I COULD EASILY DRIVE A BUSINESS OUT OF BUSINESS. AND THAT I DON'T THINK IS WHERE WE WANT TO BE AS A COMMUNITY. PASS A RESOLUTION THAT SAYS VERY MUCH THE SAME THING. PUT IT OUT ON SOCIAL MEDIA AND STAND BEHIND IT. BUT DON'T COME DOWN ON THE CITIZENS WITH THIS KIND OF THING WHEN YOU CAN'T EVEN KEEP THE JUNKIES FROM STEALING FROM OUR CARS.

PLEASE, RECONSIDER THIS. DOWN GRADE IT TO A RESOLUTION.

AND MAKE IT SOMETHING USEFUL -- SOMETHING WE CAN ALL STAND

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: MR. DOR OTHY, WE'RE AT THE END OF FIVE MINUTES. I'LL GIVE YOU A COUPLE SECONDS

TO SUM UP YOUR THOUGHTS. >> AS I WAS FINISHING UP AS YOU WERE TALKING OVER ME WAS DOWN GRADE IT TO A RESOLUTION SO WE CAN HAVE SOMETHING WE CAN ALL STAND BEHIND TOGETHER RATHER THAN CREATING SOMETHING THAT DIVIDES THE COMMUNITY AND TURNS

PEOPLE AGAINST EACH OTHER. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: THANK YOU. OKAY.

IS THERE ANYBODY ELSE, MS. THRESS?

>> D. KAY THRESS: YES, I BELIEVE THERE ARE, HOW MANY MORE? TWO. THERE MAY BE TWO MORE.

AND MR.TROPERSON SEND IN A QUESTION.

LET ME FIND IT HERE. HAD TO DO WITH THE OUTDOOR EXERCISE AND SOCIAL DISTANCING. EXEMPTION OF THE COMMUNITY CENTER. HE WONDERING IF YOU HAD TO WEAR A FACE MASK AT THE REC CENTER IF THIS PASSES.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: MR. LI? >> MR. LINDSEY: THE PROVISION REGARDING EXERCISING WOULD MEANWHILE SOMEBODY IS EXERCISING THEY WOULD NOT NEED TO WEAR A MASK.

THAT WOULD APPLY AS WELL. I BELIEVE MR. HURL A WHO SPOKE

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WITH ME EARLIER TODAY, INDICATED THEY WOULD BE CLARIFYING MASK CURRENT SIGNAGE REGARDING MASK SAID ENTERING AND LEAVING THE

FACILITY. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: OKAY.

>> D. KAY THRESS: TWO MORE CALLERS NEED TO DO STARF TO UN--

STAR 6 TO UNMUTE. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: ON THE TOPIC OF MASKS, PLEASE DO A STAR 6.

NAME AND ADDRESS. >> KATHY BURGER, 2191SNOCKER ROAD. WORTHINGTON.

CALLING TO REITERATE WHAT THE GENTLEMAN SAID BEFORE.

THE FACT THAT WHY ARE WE DIVIDING EACH OTHER AGAINST THIS. IT'S ALREADY WHEN YOU WALK INTO A STORE WITHOUT A MASK, YOU GET THE EYES AT YOU.

AND IT'S ALMOST LIKE YOU HAVE LEPROSY.

AND THE DATA DOES NOT SHOW THAT COVID-19 IS A PANDEMIC IN WORTHINGTON. I LOOKED AT IT TODAY.

AS OF JULY THE 3RD, THERE HAS BEEN 29 DEATHS IN WORTHINGTON WITH 28 OF THEM IN ONE LONG-TERM HEALTH FACILITY.

UNLESS YOU HAVE OTHER DATA, THAT'S WHAT I'M SHOWING AS DATA FOR THE CORONAVIRUS-19. I DON'T SEE ANY JUSTIFICATION ON IT. I HAVE A SPECIAL NEEDS CHILD.

WE'VE BEEN HERE 29 YEARS. WE'VE BEEN THROUGH WORTHINGTON'S SCHOOL SYSTEMS. AND JUST FEEL LIKE IT'S GOING TO BE A GREAT DIVIDER. IT'S GOING TO BE A GREAT DIVIDER. PEOPLE ARE NOT GOING TO BE HAPPY WITH THE FACT THAT YOU ARE CITIZENS OF AMERICA TO BE ABLE TO -- I CAN'T EVEN BREATHE IN THE MASK ANYWAY. I FEEL LIKE I'M MUZZLED.

I FEEL LIKE I'VE SEEN TOO MANY STUDIES IN REGARDS TO THE NEGATIVE THINGS THAT HAVE HAPPENED WITH WEARING MASKS ALREADY. CELLULITIS ON THE SKIN, PEOPLE HAVE HEADACHES, LUNGS ARE COMPROMISED.

MY SON IS SPECIAL NEEDS AND CANNOT WEAR A MASK BECAUSE HE HAS TO WEAR AN OXYGEN TANK. I DON'T SEE WHY WE CAN'T MAKE IT SO OUR ITIZENS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THEMSELVES.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR COMMENTS.

WE APPRECIATE IT. IS THERE ONE MORE PERSON OUT

THERE? >> D. KAY THRESS: I'M --

CUTTING IN AND OUT] >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: PLEASE GIVE YOUR NAME AND ADDRESS PLEASE.

>> YEAH, THIS IS SHAWNA MARAI. A MEMBER OF THE COMMUNITY RELATIONS COMMISSION. I LIVE AT 385 RILEY AVENUE.

I WANTED TO MAKE SURE THAT I SPOKE PUBLICLY ABOUT PASSING THIS ORDINANCES. I FEEL STRONGLY IT NEEDS TO BE PASSED. THIS IS A PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY. THIS IS NOT ABOUT DIVIDING THE COUNTRY. THIS IS ABOUT BASIC TAKING CARE OF YOURSELF AND KEEP NEED TO BE MASKED UP, AGE 2 PLUS.

THE WORTHINGTON RESOURCE PANTRY AND CITY OF WORTHINGTON HAS MASKS AVAILABLE FOR THE PUBLIC. I WOULD ENCOURAGE FOLKS TO T TAE A LOOK AT A COUPLE OF THINGS AND MAKE SURE IT'S ALIGNED AND LOOKING AT CHILDCARE FACILITIES, THERE MAY BE QUESTIONS THERE IN THE FUTURE. MAYBE THE CITY OF COLUMBUS WILL CLARIFY AND WHAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN IN THE SCHOOL DISTRICT.

I KNOW IT HAS A CLAUSE ABOUT DEFERRING TO SCHOOL DISTRICT.

THIS IS COVERS UNDER SIX, FIVE YEARS OLDS CAN BE IN KINDERGARTEN. I WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT'S COVERED. I'M CONCERNED ABOUT RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATIONS BEING EXEMPT. I ENCOURAGE THE CITY COUNCIL TO LOOK AT HAT. A LOT OF THE DAYCARE FACILITIES ARE A PART OF EITHER CHURCHES AT WORTHINGTON, AS MANY OF YOU KNOW. THIS IS A PUBLIC HEALTH AND IT IS REALLY IMPORTANT THAT PEOPLE MASK UP.

AND STOP WITH THE CONSTANT DIVIDING.

THIS IS COMMON DESSANCY AND BEING AWARE OF OUR HEALTH.

IF WE CAN'T HAVE THE GOVERNOR TELL US TO WEAR A MASK, THANK GOD WE HAVE A CITY COUNCIL ND FRANKLIN HEALTH DEPARTMENT AND DR. ROBERTS AND OTHERS EDUCATING US TO MAKE SURE WE PUT OUR BEST FOOT FORWARD WITH THIS HORRIBLE DISEASE.

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>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: WE APPRECIATE THAT.

THANK YOU. >> D. KAY THRESS: I BELIEVE ONE MORE CALLER. YOU HAVE TO DO STAR 6 TO UNMUTE.

>> HELLO. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: PLEASE GIVE YOUR NAME AND ADDRESS. WE WOULD LOVE O HEAR WHAT YOU

HAVE TO SAY. >> HI, THIS IS TRISHA JONES.

I LIVE AT 5704 FOSTER AVENUE IN COLONIAL HILLS.

WEARING MASKS FOR OUR COMMUNITY, FOR EVERYONE'S HEALTH.

I DID WANT TO EXPRESS, AND I'M GLAD TO HEAR THAT MASKS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE RESOURCE CENTER, BECAUSE IT IS A CONCERN.

FOR PEOPLE TO BE ABLE TO HEAR. IF WE'RE GOING TO MAKE EXEMPTIONS FOR EXERCISING OUTDOORS, I HOPE WE CAN MAKE AN EXEMPTION FOR CHILDREN PLAYING IN PARKS.

I'VE SEEN HOW IMPORTANT THAT'S BEEN FOR THE EMOTIONAL WELL-BEING FOR MY CHILDREN. TO BE ABLE TO PLAY OUTSIDE.

CAN YOU HEAR ME? >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: WHOEVER JUST JOINED, PLEASE MUTE YOURSELF FOR THE MOMENT.

WE HAVE A CALLER BEFORE YOU THAT'S SPEAKING.

>> I WAS HOPING THAT SOME CONSIDERATION COULD BE GIVEN FOR CHILDREN PLAYING OUTDOORS AND PERHAPS NOT HAVING TO WEAR MASKS. THAT'S THE ENDS OF MY OMMENT.

THANK YOU. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: I THINK AS WE LOOK AT THINGS FOR THE NEXT TWO WEEKS, WE CAN ADD THAT

TO LIST OF THINGS TO LOOK AT. >> CAN YOU HEAR ME?

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: WE CAN HEAR YOU.

>> HI, LEAH KINSER. 1133 IN WORTHINGTON, OHIO.

I WANTED TO SAY, I THINK MASKS ARE VERY IMPORTANT IN OUR COMMUNITY, ESPECIALLY AT THE MOMENT.

AND I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT WE RECOGNIZE INDIVIDUALLY THAT COVID-19 IS DISPROPORTIONALLY EFFECTING PEOPLE OF COLOR, REFUSING TO WEAR OF MASK BECAUSE OF EYES AT YOUR IN A GROCERY STORE AND RIDICULOUS THINGS IS A PRIVILEGED WAY TO LOOK AT THIS.

WE CAN ALL COME TOGETHER AND UNITE AND SOON THIS WILL BE OVER. THANK YOU.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: THANK YOU VERY UCH.

IS THERE ANYBODY ELSE, MS. THRESS?

>> D. KAY THRESS: THERE IS NOT. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: OKAY.

COUNCIL, ANY DISCUSSION YOU WANT REGARDING THIS ORDINANCE?

OPEN TO COMMENTS. >> R. DOROTHY: THIS IS HAT WE'RE GETTING USED TO IS ALWAYS CHANGING.

DO WE HAVE ANY CLUE HOW LONG THIS MIGHT BE IN AFFECT OR HOW

OFTEN WE'LL REVISIT THIS? >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: ACCORDT WILL BE IN AFFECT UNTIL THE COLUMBUS AREA IS DOWN TO LEVEL ONE. SO THERE IS A DEFINITE SUNSET.

AND IT'S SOMETHING THAT'S VERY FACTUAL.

>> PRO TEM S. MYERS: WAIT A MINUTE.

THAT'S NOT THE WAY I READ IT. I READ IT AS BEING IN EFFECT UNTIL DECEMBER 31ST. MR. LINDSEY, AM I CORRECT?

>> MR. LINDSEY: YOU ARE CORRECT. I BELIEVE SHE WAS THINKING OF THE HILLIARD ORDINANCE. IF COUNCIL BY DISCUSSION WOULD INCLUDE IN TWO WEEKS, WE COULD INCLUDE A PROVISION THAT IF WE GOT TO LEVEL ONE OR LEVEL II, WHATEVER LEVEL COUNCIL CHOOSE, IT WOULD TERMINATE AUTOMATICALLY BASED ON THAT IN ADDITION TO THE SPECIFIC TIME DEADLINE. AND I PICKED THE END OF THE YEAR BECAUSE THAT WAS A FIXED ATE. THTHAT COULD BE SOONER OR LATERS

COUNCIL DETERMINES. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: SORRY.

>> MR. LINDSEY: IT'S OKAY. I WAS MISCLEAR IN MY EXPLANATION OF IT. SO I APOLOGIZE.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: IT'S OKAY.

OTHER QUESTIONS? >> D. ROBINSON: MAY I MAKE A

COMMENT? >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: YES,

PLEASE. >> D. ROBINSON: I'M STRONGLY SUPPORTIVE OF THIS ORDINANCE. WITH THAT SAID, I ALSO RESPECT THE PEOPLE THAT CALLED IN AND VOICED CONCERNS OR RITICISMS.

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MY THINKING ABOUT THOSE WHO SAY THAT WE'RE NOT CURRENTLY EXPERIENCING A PANDEMIC HERE IN WORTHINGTON, I WOULD SAY THAT IS EXACTLY THE PURPOSE AND GOAL OF THIS MASK WEARING ORDINANCE TO PREVENT THAT FROM HAPPENING. REGARDING THOSE WHO AY THIS INFRINGES UPON THEIR CIVIL LIBERTIES, MY UNDERSTANDING IS MY FREEDOM IS PROPERLY CONSTRAINED WHEN IT IMPINGS UPON YOUR FREEDOM. WE ESTABLISHED A LAW WE DO NOT ALLOW INDIVIDUALS TO DRINK ALCOHOL, GET DRUNK AND GET INTO CARS BECAUSE OF THE RISK THEY POSE TO FELLOW CITIZENS.

I VIEW THIS AS ANALOGOUS TO THAT, THAT WE'RE EXPECTING PEOPLE TO ACCEPT INFRINGEMENTS UPON THEIR OWN LIBERTIES AS TO NOT INFRINGE UPON OTHERS AS WELL.

SO I STRONGLY SUPPORT THIS ORDINANCE.

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

YOU'RE WELCOME. ANY OTHER COMMENTS? HEARING NONE, I'M GOING TO MOVE ON.

FIRST THING WE NEED TO DO IS DECIDE WHETHER OR NOT WE'RE GOING TO PUT THIS, AVE THIS S AN EMERGENCY ORDINANCE.

SO WE'LL VOTE ON FIRST THE AMENDING THIS TO BE PASSED AS AN EMERGENCY. THEN WE'LL VOTE ON THE ORDINANCE ITSELF. MR. SMITH MOVES THAT WE PASS THIS ORDINANCE AS AN EMERGENCY. SECONDED BY MR. MEYERS.

MS. THRESS, CAN YOU PLEASE CALL ROLE ON PASSING AS AN EMERGENCY?

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

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

>> P. BUCHER: YES. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: YES.

WE'VE ETERMINED TO PASS IT BY EMERGENCY.

ARE THERE ANY LAST COMMENTS? IF NOT, MS. THRESS CAN YOU PLEASE CALL THE ROLL ON PASSING OF ORDINANCE NUMBER 30-2020?

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

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

>> PRO TEM S. MYERS: YES. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: YES.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: ORDIN AN CE 30-2020 HAS PASSED. AND I THANK EVERYBODY FOR YOUR TIME. I THANK DR. ROBERTS FOR HER PATIENCE AND SPENDING THIS TIME ANSWERING OUR QUESTIONS.

AND WE THANK YOU ALL WHO PARTICIPATED AND STAFF WHO HAVE WORKED ON THIS. WE ALL HAVE A COUPLE OF WEEKS, A WEEK OR SO TO REVIEW, IF THERE ARE CHANGES.

MOVING ON, WE SKIPPED OVER COMMENTS, VISITOR COMMENTS.

IS THERE ANYBODY WAITING TO DO VISITOR COMMENTS AT THIS TIME,

MS. THRESS? >> D. KAY THRESS: NONE THAT I'M

AWARE OF. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: OKAY.

SO WITH THAT, I'M GOING TO MOVE ON TO THE MINUTES OF THE JUNE 8

[6. Approval of the Minutes]

AND JUNE 15TH MEETINGS. IT'S MOVED BY MS. DOROTHY AND SECONDED BY MR. ROBINSON THAT WE APPROVE THE MINUTES AS SENT OUT.

ARE THERECRETION CORRECTIONS OR CHANGES? HEARING NONE, ALL THOSE IN FAVOR, SIGNIFY BY SAYING YE.

ALL THOSE OPPOSED, LIKE SIGN. OKAY.

THE MINUTES HAVE BEEN APPROVED. MOVING ONTO ORDINANCE 25-2020.

[7.A. Ordinance No. 25-2020 Appropriation - Police Building Roof Construction]

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 POLICE BUILDING ROOF CONSTRUCTION AND ALL RELATED EXPENSES AND DETERMINING TO PROCEED WITH SAID PROJECT.

(PROJECT NO. 697-19). MR. GREESON.

>> M. GREESON: PRESIDENT MICHAEL AND MEMBERS OF COUNCIL, DO WE NEED KAY TO AMEND WITH THE NAME AND AMOUNT?

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: YES. LET'S DO, THIS WOULD BE MR. BUCHER, KAY, COULD YOU PLEASE GIVE THE NAME AND AMOUNT?

>> D. KAY THRESS: JUST A SECOND, SORRY.

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I'M NOT SURE HOW TO PRONOUNCE KALKREUTH ROOFING AND SHEET METAL. THE AMOUNT IS 447,500.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: OKAY. MOVED BY MR. BUCHER WE AMEND TO INCLUDE THE NAME OF KALKREUTH IN THE AMOUNT OF $447,500.

SECONDED BY MS. KOWALCZYK. IS THERE ANY DISCUSSION ABOUT AMENDING THE ORDINANCE TO INCLUDE THE COMPANY NAME AND THE DOLLAR FIGURE? IF NOT, ALL THOSE IN FAVOR, SIGNIFY BY SAYING AYE. ALL THOSE OPPOSED, LIKE SIGN.

ALL RIGHT. WE'LL TURN IT OVER TO MR.

GREESON FOR THE PRESENTATION. >> M. GREESON: YEAH, PRESIDENT MICHAEL, JUST A FEW REREMARKS AND THEN TURN IT OVER TO THE CITY ENGINEER, DAN WHITED.

I THINK THERE S SOMEBODY THAT NEEDS TO MUTE THEMSELVES.

THERE IS FEEDBACK. AS YOU KNOW, WE'VE IN RECENT YEARS ONE A LOT OF LIFE CYCLE MAINTENANCE EVALUATION OF MANY BUILDINGS WHICH ARE OLDER. AND WE'VE ASSESSED ROOFS, WE'VE EVALUATED ENERGY EFFICIENCY RETROFIT OPPORTUNITIES.

AND REALLY LOOKED CLOSELY AT TRYING TO MAKE SURE THAT WE'RE RESPONSIBLE STEWARDS OF THESE ASSETS THAT WE HAVE.

IN THE CASE OF THE POLICE STATION OR WHERE THE DIVISION OF POLICE AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY VERSIONS OF THE CITY ARE HOUSED WE'VE DONE A NUMBER OF THINGS AND THIS IS ONE COMPONENT OF THAT. ONE IS WE HAVE HAD THIRD-PARTY ASSESSMENT, AND MR. WHITED CAN TALK ABOUT THAT, OF THE ROOF.

AND ITS CONDITION AND EVALUATED FOR NEED FOR REPLACEMENT.

WE EVALUATED AS WELL, ND THIS IS REALLY NOT THE SUBJECT OF THIS AGENDA ITEM, BUT JUST TO PROVIDE CONTEXT, WE IN RESPONSE TO INDOOR AIR QUALITY CONCERNS WE HAD ENVIRONMENTAL BIOLOGISTS AND INDUSTRIAL HYGIENIST EVALUATE THE INDOOR AIR QUALITY AND MOLD ISSUES AND HVAC SYSTEM, WHICH IS DATED.

AND THOSE RECOMMENDATIONS RESULTED IN RECOMMENDATIONS TO REPLACE THE HVAC. AND WE ALSO WERE DOING SOME ENERGY EFFICIENCY THINGS TO DO BUILDING AS PART OF OUR SUSTAINABILITY OBJECTIVES. AND THEN LASTLY, AS PART OF THE NORTHWEST MOVE OF THE DISPATCH TO THE NORTHWEST CENTER YOU HAVE AN AGENDA ITEM LATER THAT MS. STEWARD AND MR. WHITED WALL TALK ABOUT THIS IS A VESTIBULE PROJECT RELATED TO THE DISPATCH TRANSITION. SO THIS ITEM IS THE ROOF PIECE.

MR. WHITED IS COORDINATING ALL THESE PROJECTS.

BUT THEY ARE ALL IN ORDER TO PROVIDE REASONABLE AND ROUTINE MAINTENANCE TO OUR BUILDING, NOT UPGRADES BUT IMPROVEMENTS TO OUR SYSTEMS THAT PROVIDE FOR THE HEALTH OF OUR EMPLOYEES.

AND CIRCUMSTANCE TO THE -- SERVICE TO THE CITIZENS.

I'LL HAVE MR. WHITED TALK IN MORE DETAIL ABOUT THE ROOF ITSELF. BEBUT BUT I WANTED TO PROVIDE A LARGER CONTEXT OF THE PROJECTS. MR. WHITED?

>> THANK YOU, MR. GREESON, PRESIDENT MICHAEL AND MEMBERS OF COUNCIL. THIS IS A FACILITY'S MAINTENANCE ISSUE. AND EXISTING ROOF IS 30 YEARS OLD AND BEYOND THE LIFE CYCLE, HAVING LEAK ISSUES.

AS WELL AS WE HAD MAZE CONSULTING OUT OF DELAWARE, ENGINEERING COMPANY, EVALUATE THE ROOF FROM SEVERAL PERSPECTIVES, ONE BEING A THERMOGRAPHIC OR INFRARED SURVEY ALLOWING US TO EVALUATE NOT JUST THE ROOF BUT THE BUILDING ENVELOPE AND DIFFICULTIES WITH TIGHTNESS.

IT DOES LEAK QUITE A BIT. THIS PROJECT INVOLVES REPLACEMENT OF THE ROOF, SHORING UP AS WELL AS REPAIRING SOME INSTALLATION AND BUILDING ENVELOPE ISSUES ALONG CEILING

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THE WINDOWS AND BUILDING STRUCTURE ITSELF.

SO IT'S NOT JUST A ROOF PROJECT BUT ALSO TIES IN WITH THE HVAC PROJECT AND HELPS WITH THAT AS WELL.

THERE IS A VARIETY OF DIFFERENT ISSUES THAT CAME TO LIGHT WITH THAT STUDY, STRUCTURAL ISSUES AS WELL FOR SOME OF THE UNITS NEED TO SIT ONLY THE -- ON THE ROOF. A MAINTENANCE ISSUE TO DEAL WITH DEFERRED MAINTENANCE, HONESTLY, AS WELL AS TO SUPPLEMENT WHAT WE'RE DOING WITH THE HVAC ISSUE TO MAKE THAT A SAFE FACILITY FOR VIZ IT -- VISITORS AND EMPLOYEES THAT MAINTAIN DAY-TO-DAY OPERATIONS IN THE BUILDING. I CAN GIVE YOU DETAILED INFORMATION ON SOME OF THE THINGS THAT THERMOGRAPHIC STUDY AND DETAILS IN THE EPDM. I'LL LET YOU AND QUESTIONS IF YOU HAVE ANY. THE PROJECT WOULD NOT BEGIN UNTIL WE HAVE THREE PROJECTS GOING ON AT THE SAME TIME.

HVAC PROJECT, A VESTIBULE PROJECT WE'LL TALK ABOUT LATER, AND THIS ROOF AND THE BUILDING ENVELOPE ISSUES THAT ARE BEING TAKEN CARE OF AT THE SAME TIME. I CAN'T TELL YOU EXACTLY HEN IT WILL BE PUT TOGETHER. WE HAVE O GO THROUGH A CRITICAL PATH EVALUATION AND PUT TOGETHER A DETAILED CHART TO EVALUATE THAT. THE PROJECT WILL TAKE THREE TO FOUR MONTHS IN CONCERT WITH THE OTHER PROJECTS.

THE LIFE CYCLE FOR THE EPDM WORK IS A 20 TO 30-YEAR LIFE CYCLE.

THE ROOF FOLKS WILL TELL YOU MORE LIKE 40 TO 50.

I WOULD GUESS E WOULD AVE 30 IF WE MAINTAIN IT WELL AND CONTINUE TO DO THAT. THE COMPANY WAS OUR LOW BID.

WE'RE HAPPY TO HAVE THEM ON BOARD AND LOOK FORWARD WITH THEM WORKING WITH OTHER CONSULTANTS TO COMPLETE THE PROJECT.

LOCATED IN LEWIS CENTER. HAPPY TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS.

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

>> R. DOROTHY: YOU GOT MOST OF MINE ALREADY.

THANK YOU SO MUCH. WANTED TO EMPHASIS, THIS IS A ROOF REPLACEMENT BUT WE'RE ALSO GETTING ADDITIONAL INSTALLATION,

IS THAT CORRECT? >> WE ARE, ADDITIONAL INSTALLATION AND SEALS ON WINDOWS AND DOORS.

>> R. DOROTHY: KEEPING IN THE AIR WITH THE AIR CEILING CEILING WILL HELP WITH ENERGY EFFICIENCY WE'RE CONCERNED ABOUT THE INDOOR AIR QUALITY, THERE IS A SEPARATE PROJECT WE'RE DOING TO ADDRESS

THAT. >> IT'S VERY MUCH RELATED AND OVERALL EFFORT TO IMPROVE THE ENVIRONMENT WITHIN THAT BUI

BUILDING. >> R. DOROTHY: WE DID, LAST MEETING, IT'S BEEN A WHILE, BUT WE HEARD ABOUT HOW MUCH MONEY WE WERE SAVING IN THE PAY BACK WE WERE GOING TO GET.

THIS IS PART OF THAT WHOLE SAME TYPE OF IMPROVEMENT WHERE MAINTAINING IMPROVING OUR BUILDINGS WHILE SAFING MONEY, REDUCING THE CARBON FOOTPRINT, MAKING ENERGY PAYMENTS LESS AND MAKING SURE WE'RE MAINTAINING RESOURCES.

AND BEING RESPONSIBLE STEWARDS OF THE OMMUNITY.

>> THAT IS CORRECT. >> R. DOROTHY: THAT'S HOW I

WOULD FRAME IT. >> I AGREE.

>> R. DOROTHY: ONE OTHER THING YOU CAN DO IT AT YOUR OWN HOME WITH THE WORTHINGTON ENERGY SAVINGS PROGRAM, YOU CAN SIGN UP AND GET A FREE L.E.D. LIGHT BULB AND OUTLETS, CEILING REQUIREMENTS. CEILING REQUIREMENTS.

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

>> B. KOWALCZYK: IS SOUNDS LIKE SOMETHING WE DON'T WANT TO DEFER ANY LONGER. IS THERE A REASON WE TOOK SO LONG TO DO HIS? WE PROBABLY, AM I RIGHT SAYING

WE SHOULDN'T PUT THIS OFF? >> IT SHOULDN'T BE PUT OFF FOR THE ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES WITHIN THE BUILDING AS WELL AS THE SAVINGS MS. DOROTHY REFERENCED AND ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES WITH THAT. THERE IS A VARIETY OF REASONS TO MAKE IT HAPPEN. PUTTING IT OFF, I THINK THERE HAVE BEEN EFERRED MAINTENANCE OVER TIME.

I THINK IT'S THE RIGHT TIME, IT DID TAKE TIME TO PUT THE PACKAGE OF THE THREE PROJECTS TOGETHER TO MAKE THEM TIE BECAUSE OF THE STRUCTURAL ISSUES AND SEALING OF THE BUILDING RELATED TO HVAC

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TOOK TIME TO DESIGN FOR SURE. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: JUST A NOTE OF HISTORY. THIS IS A BUILDING THAT WE PURCHASED, WE DIDN'T BUILD, WE PURCHASED IT, AS A BUSINESS USE.

AND WE PURCHASED IT FROM A BUSINESS OWNER.

SO THIS IS SOMETHING THAT WE GOT IT IN THE CONDITION THAT IT WAS AT THE TIME WE PURCHASED IT. THE WEAR ND TEAR, IT DOES HAPPEN ON THINGS OVERTIME. ESPECIALLY IN OHIO WEATHER.

OTHER QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS? >> PRO TEM S. MYERS: MR. WHITED, HELP ME REFRESH MY MEMORY. WE'VE TALKED ABOUT THIS PROJECT FOR SOME TIME. IT STARTED AS ONE TIME.

THE MORE WE PEELED IT BACK, THE MORE ISSUES WE FOUND.

ULTIMATELY, IT WAS IMPACTING THE HEALTH AND SAFETY BECAUSE OF THE MOLD ISSUES, WHICH LED TO THE HVAC.

THIS IS A PROJECT THAT EVOLVED OVER TIME, HAS IT NOT?

>> THAT'S ABSOLUTELY CORRECT. WE KNOW THE ROOF WAS IN THE C.I.P. FOR REPLACEMENT. I DON'T RECALL EXACTLY WHAT YEAR IT WAS UNDER. BUT WE DID ACCELERATE THAT PROJECT SLIGHTLY. JUST BECAUSE IN ORDER TO WHEN YOU DO HE HVAC PROJECT YOU ARE PUTTING STRUCTURES ON THE ROOF AND YOU HAVE FACILITIES THAT NEED TO BE STRUCTURALLY SOUND FOR SUPPORTING THEM. REQUIRED TYING THOSE TWO PROJECTS TOGETHER SO YOU WEREN'T SACRIFICING QUALITIES WITH THE REPLACEMENT OF THE EQUIPMENT. THEY KIND OF TIED TOGETHER AS WE GOT INTO THE HVAC PROJECT WE REALIZED IT WOULD BE A MISTAKE NOT TO DO THEM AT THE SAME TIME. WHICH IS WHY WE'RE COORDINATING

THEM TO HAPPEN AT THE SAME IME. >> PRO TEM S. MYERS: THIS BUILDING HOUSES MULTIPLE CITY DEPARTMENTS OR MORE THAN ONE,

DOES IT NOT? >> IS CERTAINLY DOES.

YES. MEETINGS IT THERE FROM OTHER DEPARTMENTS OCCUR FREQUENTLY AS WELL.

IT'S A MULTI-USE BUILDING FOR SURE.

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

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: ANY OTHER QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS?

>> P. BUCHER: IF I COULD BRIEFLY, MR. GREESON OR MR. WHITED OR MR. LINDSEY, IVEN THIS IS APPROPRIATIONS FROM THE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT FUND, COULD SOMEBODY, WE'VE GOT A LOT OF DISCUSSION ON THIS ITEM, I'M SURE WE'VE GOTTEN EMAILS, CALLS AND INQUIRIES, HIT ON WHAT THE FUNDS ARE INTENDED FOR AND HOW THIS FITS INTO IT TO FURTHER HIGHLIGHTED IT'S OT A NEW APPROPRIATION. IT WAS PLANNED IN THE LAST BUDGET PROCESS. A HIGH LEVEL ON THAT FRONT.

>> M. GREESON: YOU ADOPT A COUPLE OF THINGS.

BY ORDINANCE, WE'RE REQUIRED TO TRANSFER ABOUT 20% OF INCOME TAX REVENUES. MR. BARTTER CAN GO INTO MORE DETAIL. 20% OF INCOME TAX REVENUES TO THE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT FUNDS. AND EACH YEAR, YOU AMEND A FI FIVE-YEAR C.I.P., CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM THAT WE PREPARE. AND THE PURPOSE OF THAT IS FOR SEVERAL THINGS THAT CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM IS FOR FACILITIES, CONSTRUCTION AND MAINTENANCE.

ROADS, BUILDINGS, SEWERS, WATERLINES, PARK IMPROVEMENTS, PLAYGROUND, EQUIPMENT PURCHASES OVER A CERTAIN THRESHOLD.

SO VEHICLES, THINGS LIKE THAT, MOWERS, OTHER THINGS THAT ARE CAPITALIZED. AND HEN DEBT SERVICE R DEBT PAYMENTS ON PROJECTS THAT HAVE LONGER LIFESPANS IT MAKES SENSE TO PAY FOR IT OVER TIME. BY LAW, WE TRANSFER THOSE DOLLARS INTO THE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT FUND.

THEY HAVE TO BE USED FOR CAPITAL PURPOSES.

IN GENERALLY THOSE THREE CATEGORIES.

>> P. BUCHER: THANK YOU FOR THAT.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: OKAY. ANY OTHER QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS?

>> D. ROBINSON: MADAM PRESIDENT, I WOULD LIKE TO SAY A COUPLE OF

THINGS PLEASE. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: GO

AHEAD. >> D. ROBINSON: I WANT TO ADDRESS MY REMARKS TO THE PERSONS THAT SENT IN EMAILS QUESTIONING THIS EXPENDITURE UNDER THE FRAMEWORK OF FUNDING OR DEFUNDING OF THE POLICE. I WANT TO SAY I TAKE THAT ISSUE VERY SERIOUSLY, THE ISSUE OF FUNDING POLICE AND WHAT IS APPROPRIATED AND COULD PUBLIC FUNDS E USED IN A DIFFERENT WAY

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TO BETTER ACHIEVE SAFE COMMUNITIES AND SOCIAL JUSTICE.

I ASSUME THOSE QUESTIONS WOULD BE PART OF THE CONVERSATION AND DIALOGUE THAT WE'RE SEEKING TO ESTABLISH WITH SOME OF THE PROTESTERS. I WOULD LIKE TO SAY THAT FOCUSING ON THIS ROOF IS NOT THE RIGHT PLACE TO DIRECT THAT QUESTION. THIS IS ABOUT A ROUTINE MAINTENANCE ISSUE OF A PUBLIC FACILITY.

DELAYING THE WORK ANY FURTHER COULD RESULT IN GREATER EXPENDITURES LATER. THAT'S WHY I'M GOING TO VOTE, YES, FOR THIS EXPENDITURE. THANK YOU.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: OKAY. ANYBODY ELSE HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS? IF NOT, MS. THRESS, CALLIO CALL

THE ROLL ON ORDINANCE 25-2020. >> D. KAY THRESS: YOU MAY HAVE A CALLER IN THE MEETING WANTING TO COMMENT.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: CALLER, UNMUTE AND GIVE YOUR NAME AND ADDRESS, AND WE WOULD LOVE TO HEAR WHAT YOU HAVE TO SAY.

>> THIS IS TRISHA JONES AGAIN. CAN YOU HEAR ME?

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: YES, WE CAN.

>> GREAT, I LIVE AT 5704 FOSTER IN COLONIAL HILLS.

IT SOUNDS IKE YOU DID GET A LOT OF INPUT ALREADY.

COUNCILOR ROBINSON ADDRESSED THAT.

I WANT TO TAKE A MOMENT TO SPEAK TO THAT.

I AM HEARING AND I'VE BEEN LISTENING TO EVERYTHING YOU HAVE BEEN TALKING ABOUT IN TERMS OF HOW THIS IS ESSENTIAL MAINTENANCE THAT NEEDS TO BE DONE TO PRESERVE THE INTEGRITY OF THE BUILDING AND HEALTH OF THE EMPLOYEES.

AND I'M APPRECIATING THE POLICE BUILDING IS APPARENTLY USED FOR OTHER CITY DEPARTMENTS AS WELL. SO THAT'S NICE TO LEARN.

I DO THINK THERE COULD BE SO MUCH VALUE IN THE CITY COUNCIL JUST TAKING A MOMENT OF SYMBOLIC ACTION TO SAY, NOT ALL OF US HAVE SHOWED UP TO LISTEN TO WHAT THE ROTESTERS HAVE BEEN TALKING ABOUT. NOT ALL OF US HAVE TAKEN A MOMENT TO STOP AND SAY THIS IS A REALLY IMPORTANT MOMENT IN HISTORY. SO MAYBE TONIGHT WE TABLE JUST FOR ONE MORE EEK AND STOP AND LISTEN.

BECAUSE WHAT THE YOUNG PEOPLE HAVE TAKEN TO THE STREETS TO TALK ABOUT IS REALLY THAT IMPORTANT.

SO THAT'S WHY I'M GOING TO MAKE THAT POINT ONE MORE TIME IN THIS MOMENT WITH YOU, WITH MY VOICE. SO THANK YOU, AGAIN, FOR LISTENING. AND I APPRECIATE ALL THE HARD WORK ALL OF YOU HAVE PUT IN TO UNDERSTANDING THE PROBLEM WITH THE POLICE BUILDING. BUT I THINK THAT IT WOULD JUST SERVE US SO WELL IF WE COULD START ESEARCHING AND UNDERSTANDING WHAT THIS CONCEPT OF DEFUNDING THE POLICE REALLY MEANS. SO MANY RESEARCHERS HAVE DONE AND SO MANY ACTIVISTS HAVE DONE SO MUCH WORK ABOUT IT.

I MYSELF HAVE A LOT TO LEARN ABOUT IT.

I WANT TO ENCOURAGE ALL OF US TO LEARN ON THAT FRONT.

I THINK THAT'S A REALLY BIG WAY FORWARD TO US TO REALLY ADVANCE RACIAL JUSTICE EVEN HERE IN WORTHINGTON.

THANK YOU. I'M DONE.

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

IS THERE ANYBODY ELSE, MS. THRESS, THAT WANTED TO SHARE

COMMENTS? >> D. KAY THRESS: NONE THAT I

KNOW OF, THANK YOU. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: OKAY.

ANY OTHER COUNCILMEMBERS WITH ANY LAST COMMENTS BEFORE WE VOTE

ON ORDINANCE 25-2020? >> R. DOROTHY: I WOULD JUST LIKE TO MENTION THAT I HAVE READ AND GOTTEN ALL THE EMAILS ABOUT DEFUNDING THE POLICE. I THINK IT'S DEFINITELY AN APPROPRIATE TOPIC TO TALK ABOUT. BUT I DON'T THINK IT'S A REASON TO HOLD UP THIS NEED N MAINTENANCE FOR THIS BUILDING COMMUNITY ASSET THAT HOLDS A LOT OF OTHER FUNCTIONS IN THE COMMUNITY. BUT I DO THINK WHAT THE POLICIES ARE OF OUR POLICE SHOULD BE TOPIC FOR FURTHER DISCUSSION.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: OKAY. ANYBODY ELSE? ANY OTHER COUNCILMEMBERS? IF NOT, MS. THRESS, CAN YOU PLEASE CALL THE ROLL ON ORDINANCE 25-2020?

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

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>> PRO TEM S. MYERS: YES. >> P. BUCHER: YES.

>> D. ROBINSON: AYE. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: YES.

ORDINANCE 25-2020 HAS PASSED. MOVING ONTO NEW LEGISLATION TO

[8.A. Resolution No. 30-2020 2021 Tax Budget]

BE INTRODUCED. STARTING WITH RESOLUTION 3 30-2020. PROVIDING FOR ADOPTION OF THE TAX BUDGET FOR THE FISCAL YEAR BEGINNING JANUARY 1, 2021.

INTRODUCED BY MR. SMITH, MOVED FOR ADOPTION BY MR. MEYERS.

SECONDED BY MS. DOROTHY. MR. GREESON, CAN YOU GIVE A

SHORT UPDATE ON THIS? >> M. GREESON: I'M GOING TO TURN IT OVER TO THE INTERESTING MR. BARTTER, OUR FINANCE DIRECTOR. HE'S GOING TO COVER THIS AND THE

NEXT ITEM. >> GOOD EVENING, THIS IS AN ANNUAL HOUSEKEEPING ITEM 5705.30.

A REMINDER, THIS IS DOES NOT TRANSFER FUNDS OR ESTABLISH BUDGETARY RESTRICTIONS. SOMETHING WE NEED TO SUBMIT TO THE COUNTY TAX COMMISSION BY JULY 20TH.

HAPPY TO NSWER ANY QUESTIONS YOU MIGHT HAVE.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: OKAY, ANY QUESTIONS? HEARING NONE, LL THOSE IN FAVOR, SIGNIFY BY SAYING AYE.

ALL THOSE OPPOSED, LIKE SIGN. RESOLUTION 30-2020 IS PASSED.

RESOLUTION 31-2020. REQUEST CARES ACT FUNDING FOR

[8.B. Resolution No. 31-2020 COVID-19 - CARES Act Funding]

EXPENDITURES INCURRED AS A RESULT OF THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC.

INTRODUCED BY MR. ROBINSON, MOVED FOR ADOPTION BY MR. BUCHER, SECONDED BY MS. KOWALCZYK.

MR. BARTTER, DO YOU WANT TO CONTINUE?

>> YES, MA'AM. THIS ONE IS ORE INTERESTING.

SO THIS IS A RESOLUTION THAT IS GOING TO SAY WE'RE REQUESTING THE FUNDING THAT'S BEEN MADE AVAILABLE THROUGH THE CARES ACT.

THE ESTIMATED AMOUNT WE'RE REQUESTING IS 548,005 56. 20 WHICH IS A SPECIFIC NUMBER. THREE STIPULATIONS.

TURNED INTO PAGES AND PAGES AND PAGES OF GUIDANCE AND WEBINARS AND ALWAYS EVOLVING. THE THREE PRIMARY RESTRICTIONS OR PURPOSES ARE THESE EXPENSES WE WOULD USE THE MONEY FOR MUST BE NECESSARY EXPENDITURES INCURRED DUE TO PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY, COSTS NOT ACCOUNTED FOR IN THE BUDGET AS OF MARCH 27, 2020. AND COSTS FROM MARCH 1 THROUGH DECEMBER 30. THERE HAS BEEN SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT OF DISCUSSION LATELY, RECENTLY BEEN GUIDANCE ISSUED BY TREASURY ON THE PAYROLL RELATED TO FIRST RESPONDERS.

EMERGENCY MEDICAL PERSONNEL PAYROLL.

IT DOES LOOK LIKE THAT'S GOING TO BE A PERMISSIBLE EXPENSE.

THE FUNDS WILL GO INTO A SEPARATE FUND CALLED THE CORONAVIRUS RELIEF FUND, WHICH I'LL CREATE.

WE'LL BE ABLE TO OVE EXPENSES INTO THAT FUND THAT MAY HAVE ALREADY INCURRED. WE HAVE ADDITIONAL LEGISLATION FOR INTRODUCTION WITH THE PUBLIC HEARING SCHEDULED FOR THE THIRD MEETING IN JULY. TO APPROPRIATE FUNDS.

THIS RESOLUTION IS REQUIRED BOTH BY THE OFFICE OF BUDGETARY MANAGEMENT AND COUNTY AUDITOR BEFORE WE CAN RECEIVE THEM.

IF WE PASS THIS TONIGHT I CAN SUBMIT TO BOTH OF THEM AND HAVE THE FUND HOPEFULLY BY NEXT WEEK. HAPPY TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS

YOU MIGHT HAVE ON THIS. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: ANY QUESTIONS? SOUNDS GOOD.

>> B. KOWALCZYK: JUST A COMMENT. I WAS SURPRISED HOW LIMITED THE ABILITY TO USE THESE FUNDS RIGHT NOW.

AND I HOPE WE DO GET THAT EXPANDED INTERPRETATION.

IT'S MY UNDERSTANDING THE FUNDS IF WE DON'T USE THEM REVERT BACK TO COUNTY AND CAN REVERT BACK TO THE STATE AND THE FEDS.

IS THAT CORRECT? >> IT IS CORRECT.

BUT EVERYTHING I'M SEEING WE'RE GOING TO E ABLE TO USE FOR FIRE PAYROLL. WE'LL MORE THAN USE THESE UP WITH THAT EXPENSE. IT WOULD BE MY RECOMMENDATION TO USE THEM FOR THAT. THESE WILL BE HEAVILY AUDITED IN 22021 FROM THE NORTHEAST GATEWAY PUT US UP AGAINST THE LIMIT, AN AUDIT FOR THE FEDERAL FUNDS. THAT WILL E INTERESTING.

I WOULD LIKE TO KEEP THE USAGE TO JUST ONE OR TWO USES IF POSSIBLE, WHICH IS WHY FIRE PAYROLL IS A PERFECT USE.

I THINK AS WE HAVE THE PUBLIC HEARING ON THE APPROPRIATION ORDINANCE WE CAN DISCUSS HOW YOU WOULD LIKE TO SEE THEM UTILIZED

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ONCE IN HAND. >> B. KOWALCZYK: I THINK THAT SOUNDS APPROPRIATE. I KNOW THERE ARE SOME DISCUSSIONS IN MUNICIPALITIES ABOUT SUPPORTING EFFORTS IN THE COMMUNITY TO PROVIDE FACE COVERINGS OR OTHER KINDS OF PPE OR THINGS LIKE THAT. THAT MAKES SENSE TO ME FOR COVERING THE FIRE DEPARTMENT EXPENSES.

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

OR COMMENTS? >> R. DOROTHY: THIS IS THE MAXIMUM WE CAN GET AND THEN WE HAVE TO ACCOUNT FOR QUALIFIED EXPENSES AND YOU INTEND WE'LL BE ABLE TO ACCOUNT ENOUGH QUALIFIED EXPENSES TO RECEIVE THE MAXIMUM ALLOCATION?

>> WE'LL RECEIVE THE FULL AMOUNT AND WE HAVE TO EXPENSE AGAINST IT. IF WE DON'T HAVE IT ENCUMBERED BY OCTOBER 15TH, WE HAVE TO RETURN IT.

IF IT'S NOT SPENT BY THE 30TH, DECEMBER, WE HAVE DO RETURN IT.

WE HAVE 140,000 BIWEEKLY PAYROLL FOR EMERGENCY RESPONDERS.

SIX OR SEVEN MONTH PERIOD WILL EAT IT UP QUICKLY.

>> R. DOROTHY: THIS IS THE MAXIMUM AMOUNT THAT WE ARE

ALLOCATED? >> CORRECT.

>> R. DOROTHY: OKAY. THANK YOU.

>> ISN'T THERE ADDITIONAL STATE FUNDING THAT HAS BEEN HELD BACK UNTIL THEY DETERMINE WHETHER THERE IS MORE FLEXIBILITY WE

COULD GET MORE IN THE FUTURE. >> I HADN'T HEARD THAT.

MAYBE F THERE IS A SECOND ROUND OF CARES ACT FUNDING.

MAYBE THE COUNTY WILL REDISTRIBUTE WHAT'S BEEN RETURNED TO THEM IS ONE POSSIBLE WAY THAT COULD HAPPEN.

>> B. KOWALCZYK: I BELIEVE IT WAS IN LEGISLATION AT THE STATE LEVEL THAT HELD MONEY, THEY WEREN'T GOING TO DISTRIBUTE IT UNTIL THEY GOT FURTHER FLEXIBILITY WITH ANOTHER FEDERAL ACT. SO THEY DISTRIBUTED SOME OF IT BUT NOT THE ENTIRE AMOUNT WE'VE GOTTEN.

THAT WAS MY UNDERSTANDING. IT'S NOT SOMETHING WE EED TO DEBATE TONIGHT. I THINK THERE MIGHT BE MORE.

>> WE'LL TAKE WHATEVER THEY GIVE US.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: WE CAN'T TAKE ANY UNLESS WE PASS THE RESOLUTION. REQUIRED FOR US TO BE ABLE TO GET THE FUNDS. IS THERE ANY FURTHER DISCUSSION ON THIS RESOLUTION? IF NOT, ALL THOSE IN FAVOR, SIGNIFY BY SAYING AYE. ALL THOSE OPPOSED, LIKE SIGN.

OKAY. GO AHEAD WITH OUR RESOLUTION FOR GETTING CARE FUNDS. MOVING ONTO RESOLUTION 32-2020.

[8.C. Resolution No. 32-2020 Request to Proceed - Northeast Gateway Intersection Improvement Project]

A RESOLUTION REQUESTING THE DIRECTOR OF THE OHIO DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION TO PROCEED WITH THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE NORTHEAST GATEWAY INTERSECTION IMPROVEMENT PROJECT (FRA-CR84-1.36, PID 95516) AND AGREEING TO PAY THE CITY'S SHARE OF THE COST OF THE PROJECT. (PROJECT NO. 602-14).

INTRODUCED BY MR. SMITH, MOVED FOR ADOPTION BY MR. MEYERS, SECONDED BY MS. DOROTHY. MR. GREESON, LET'S MOVE FORWARD.

>> M. GREESON: PRESIDENT MICHAEI THOUGHT I MIGHT SEE A SMILE ON YOUR FACE, THIS HAS BEEN A LONG TIME COMING.

WE'RE NOT PROMISING THIS IS THE LAST PIECE OF LEGISLATION BUT THIS IS CERTAINLY AN IMPORTANT ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT PIECES OF LEGISLATION THAT AUTHORIZES THIS REALLY MOST PROBABLY THE MOST SIGNIFICANT TRANSPORTATION PIECE, INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECT IN A LONG TIME IN WORTHINGTON, OUR NORTHEAST GATEWAY PROJECT.

I'M GOING TO ASK MR. WHITED IF HE WOULD LIKE TO COVER ANY OF THIS AND GLAD TO ANSWER QUESTIONS, MR. WHITED?

>> THANK YOU, MR. GREESON, PRESIDENT MICHAEL AND MEMBERS OF COUNCIL. HOPEFULLY, THIS IS THE LAST PIECE OF LEGISLATION. LIKE MR. GREESON, NOTED, THERE IS NO PROMISES. AND ON JUNE 15TH, YOU PASSED ON ORDINANCE ALLOWING O.D.O.T. TO GO FORWARD WITH THIS PROJECT.

THIS IS SORT OF JUST A CONTINUATION OF THAT.

WE ACTUALLY DIDN'T KNOW IT WAS GOING TO OCCUR.

MY STAFF MEMBERS, ROB CHANDLER REFERRED TO THE PREVIOUS AS A NOTICE OF ENGAGEMENT, THIS IS THE NOTICE OF MARRIAGE.

IT KIND OF LOCKS US INTO THAT PAYMENT OF OUR SHARE OF THE FUNDS. IF THERE IS ANY QUESTIONS, I

WOULD BE HAPPY TO ANSWER THEM. >> M. GREESON: MR. BARTTER, WOULD YOU LIKE TO COVER THE FUNDS ANY?

>> WELL, IT DEPENDS ON HOW INTERESTED COUNCIL IS AT THIS POINT ON THE LOW OF FUNDS. FOR THE NORTHEAST GATEWAY, THIS IS INTERESTING IN THAT WE ARE NOT GOING TO HAVE TO SUBMIT THE

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FUNDS AHEAD OF TIME THAT ARE BEING REIMBURSED BY OPWC, ONLY OUR PORTION, WHICH IS THE $213,000 -- $213,642 THAT IS GOOD FROM A CASH FLOW PERSPECTIVE FROM OUR C.I.P.

WE DON'T HAVE TO SUBMIT THE FULL 2 MILLION AND SUBMIT FOR REIMBURSEMENT, ONLY SUBMIT OUR PORTION.

THAT'S THE BENEFIT OF THIS. YOU HAVE PASSED BOTH THE AGREEMENT TO ENTER INTO AN AGREEMENT WITH O.D.O.T. AND APPROPRIATION ORDINANCE IS ONE MORE PIECE THE OHIO DEPARTMENT

OF TRANSPORTATION IS REQUIRING. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: ANY OTHER QUESTIONS? HEARING NONE, ALL THOSE IN FAVOR, SIGNIFY BY SAYING AYE. ALL THOSE OPPOSED, LIKE SIGN.

RESOLUTION 32-2020 IS PASSED. MOVING ONTO RESOLUTION 33-2020.

[8.D. Resolution No. 33-2020 Police Building Vestibule Improvements Contract]

TO AUTHORIZE THE CITY MANAGER TO EXECUTE A CONTRACT WITH R.W.

SETTERLIN BUILDING COMPANY FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF A PUBLIC IMPROVEMENT AT THE POLICE BUILDING.

INTRODUCED BY MR. ROBINSON, MOVED FOR ADOPTION BY MR. BUCHER, SECONDED BY MS. KOWALCZYK.

MR. GREESON? >> M. GREESON: IT'S R.W.

SETTERLIN. PRESIDENT MICHAEL, MEMBERS OF COUNCIL, AMIDST ALL THE THINGS GOING ON, YOUR STAFF IS MANAGING A TRANSITION OF THE 911 DISPATCH CENTER TO THE NORTHWEST REGIONAL EMERGENCY COMMUNICATION CENTER, THAT ALSO DISPATCHES DUBLIN, HILLIARD AND UPPER ARLINGTON.

IN THAT ERY IMPORTANT AND MAJOR TRANSITION OF OUR 911 CENTER, IS THE MAJOR REASON WHY WE'RE HAVE PLANNED THIS PLEASE VESTIBULE IMPROVEMENT. I WILL NOTE UNRELATED TO THE RESOLUTION TONIGHT THAT THE FIRE AND EMS DISPATCHING WILL TRANSFER TOMORROW. AND SO THAT'S A MAJOR MILESTONE IN OUR TRANSITION TO THE NORTHWEST CENTER.

AND I BELIEVE THE POLICE DISPATCHING WILL TRANSFER LATER IN SEPTEMBER. I WILL TURN IT OVER TO MS. STEWART STEWART, OUR ASSISTANT CITY MANAGER WHO SPENT TIME SHEPHERDING THE ANALYSIS AND REPORT RELATED TO DISPATCH TRANSITION ON THE NEED FOR THE PROJECT.

AND THEN MR. WHITED, OBVIOUSLY, AS THE CITY ENGINEER CAN GO OVER THE DETAILS OF THE PROJECT ITSELF IF YOU ARE INTERESTED.

MS. STEWART? >> THANK YOU, MR. GREESON.

YOU MAY RECALL DURING THE TRANSITION TO THE NORTHWEST CENTER IT RESULTED IN THE NEED TO DO SOME MODIFICATION TO THE ENTRYWAY OF THE POLICE BUILDING. SO THE PRIMARY FOCUS OF THIS WORK IS CREATE A VESTIBULE SO WHEN PEOPLE ARRIVE AT THE POLICE BUILDING WANTING O INTERACT WITH POLICE, FIRE OR EMS THEY WOULD HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO COME INTO A VESTIBULE AREA, PICKUP A PHONE AND COMMUNICATE WITH THEM.

UP TO THIS POINT, THEY HAVE BEEN ABLE TO COME INTO THE BUILDING.

WITH THE MOVEMENT OUT OF THOSE OPERATIONS WE NEED TO MODIFY THE ENTRYWAY DO CREATE AN OPPORTUNITY FOR PEOPLE WHO COME TO A POLICE STATION FOR ASSISTANCE TO ACCESS THAT ASSISTANCE BY COMMUNICATING WITH THE DISPATCHING CENTER, WHICH WILL BE REMOTELY LOCATED. THAT IS THE PRIMARY FOCUS OF THIS PROJECT AND THE REASON FOR IT WE IDENTIFIED A NEED AT THE TIME WE STUDIED AND DECIDED TO TRANSITION THE SERVICES.

AS MR. GREESON SAID, MR. WHITED HAVE BEEN INVOLVED WITH THE DAY-TO-DAY DETAILS OF THE CONSTRUCTION IF YOU HAVE

QUESTIONS. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: DO WE

HAVE ANY QUESTIONS? >> ONE THING I MIGHT ADD, TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE WITH THIS. FIRE ND EMS SERVICES TRANSITION TO TOMORROW BY EARLY SEPTEMBER, THE POLICE DISPATCHING WILL BE TRANSFERRED. WE HAVE TWO MONTHS TO COMPLETE THE WORK SO TIME S CRITICAL FOR US.

>> R. DOROTHY: I'M A LITTLE BIT CONFUSED ON HOW THE PUBLIC WILL USE THIS SPACE, CAN YOU DESCRIBE SOMEONE IS COMING AROUND THAT IS NOT NORMALLY CCUPIED NOW. WHAT HAPPENS IF THEY GET OUT OF THEIR CAR AND TRY TO GET INTO THE BUILDING?

>> WE'LL CREATE A SECOND SET OF DOORS.

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YOU MOVE FROM THE OUTSIDE DIRECTLY INTO THE LOBBY.

WE'LL CREATE A SECOND SET OF DOORS, A VESTIBULE AREA WHERE THE OUTSIDE DOOR IS UNLOCKED, THE INSIDE IS LOCKED WHEN ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF IS NOT IN THE BUILDING.

IT CREATES, THE BILLING CAN BE SECURED YET THE PUBLIC CAN GET INTO AN INTERIOR AREA, THERE WILL BE A PHONE AVAILABLE TO PICKUP AND TAKE WITH THE NORTHWEST CENTER, TO TALK WITH A DISPATCHER WHAT ASSISTANCE YOU NEED.

I BELIEVE WE'RE INSTALLING A CAMERA SO IF SOMEBODY CANNOT COMMUNICATE DISPATCHERS CAN SEE WHAT IS HAPPENING AND DETERMINE WHAT ASSISTANCE MIGHT BE NEEDED IF IT IS NEEDED IN THE BUILDING.

MR. WHITED, DO YOU HAVE ANY ADDITIONAL TO ADD?

>> NO. I THINK YOU COVERED IT VERY

WELL. >> M. GREESON: I WOULD ADD WHAT MS. STEWART IS DESCRIBING WHAT I WOULD CALL NORMAL OPERATIONS.

OBVIOUSLY, DURING COVID-19, WE'VE HAD RESTRICTED ACCESS TO BOTH THE POLICE STATION AND FIRE STATION AS A RESULT OF TRYING TO ENSURE THAT WE HAVE FIRST RESPONDERS PROTECTED FROM COVID-19 EXPOSURE AND OTHER CONCERNS LIKE THAT.

WHAT WE'RE DESCRIBING IS WHAT WOULD BE NORMAL OPERATIONS WHEN WE RETURN TO THOSE, HOPEFULLY, ONE DAY.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: IF IN SEPTEMBER THERE IS COVID, IF SOMEBODY -- THEY COULD STILL ACCESS THE VESTIBULE AREA, THE STAFF WOULD BE SAFE. AND THE CITIZEN WOULD BE ABLE TO HAVE THE CHANCE TO REACH OUT TO GET THE HELP THE CITIZEN NEEDS.

>> M. GREESON: THAT'S RIGHT. I THINK WHAT I'M DESCRIBING IS LIKE THE CURRENT STATE RIGHT 93 NOW IT'S CLOSED WITH RESTRICTED ACCESS BECAUSE OF COVID. PRECOVID, YOU COULD WALK IN 24

HOURS A DAY. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: ANY OTHER QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS FROM COUNCIL MEMBERS?

>> P. BUCHER: MR. GREESON, SIMILAR TO THE OTHER ROOF APPROPRIATION, HOPING YOU CAN FURTHER HIGHLIGHT IN THE SUMMARY SECTION SAYING THIS IS FROM A PREVIOUSLY APPROVED APPROPRIATIONS FROM 2019 RATHER THAN THE CAPITAL FUND.

AM I READING THAT CORRECTLY? >> M. GREESON: I'M GOING TO

DEFER. >> MR. BARTTER CAN PIGGYBACK BUT WE APPROPRIATED THE FUNDS ASSOCIATED WITH THE TRANSITION OF THE DISPATCHING CENTER ALL AT ONE TIME, INCLUDING THE BUILDING MODIFICATIONS AND COSTS RELATED TO SOFTWARE AND EQUIPMENT THAT NEEDED TO BE PURCHASED AND BE ABLE TO STAFF UP AND AFFORD THE CONTRACT WITH THE NORTHWEST CENTER WHILE AT THE SAME TIME CONTINUING OUR OPERATION UNTIL WE COULD COMPLETE THE

TRANSITION. >> P. BUCHER: THANK YOU.

I'LL ECHO SIMILARRENTMENTS TO WHAT SENTIMENTS TO WHAT MR. ROBINSON SAID IN THE PREVIOUS APPROPRIATION, WE GOT A LOT OF NOISE AND OUTREACH AND EMAILS ABOUT PEOPLE NOT WANTING US TO MOVE FORWARD ON THIS APPROPRIATION GIVEN THE TIMELY FAMILIAR AS MS. STEWART HIGHLIGHTED, I INTEND TO SUPPORT IT AND WANT TO EMPHASIS, I BELIEVE WE'RE ALL IN THIS BOAT THIS IN NO WAY MEANS WE'RE NOT COMMITTED TO THE DISCUSSION ON HOW TO TAKE ACTION GOING FORWARD AND PEOPLE THAT HAVE SPOKE UP ARE VALUED AND BEING HEARD. WE'RE GOING TO COMMIT TO THIS REGARDLESS OF THE APPROPRIATION. I WANTED TO ECHO THAT FROM HE

PREVIOUS DISCUSSION. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: OTHER COUNCILMEMBERS? OKAY.

HEARING NO OTHER COMMENTS, I'LL MOVE ON TO THE VOTE ON RESOLUTION 33-2020. ALL THOSE IN FAVOR, SIGNIFY BY .

>> D. KAY THRESS: WE HAVE SOMEBODY ON THE HONE?

THIS IS SOMETHING NEW FOR ME -- >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: THIS IS

SOMETHING EW FOR ME. >> D. KAY THRESS: MS. JONES IS THIS IN THIS MEETING. I DON'T KNOW IF SHE HAD A

COMMENT ON THIS OR NOT. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: MS. JON ES, IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO UNMUTE, LET US KNOW IF YOU HAVE A COMMENT ON THAT. PLEASE DO SO.

WE HAVE YOUR NAME AND DDRESS. I DON'T HEAR HER UNMUTING.

I'M GOING TO MOVE ONTO RESOLUTION 33-2020.

ALL THOSE IN FAVOR, SIGNIFY BY . >> R. DOROTHY: DID WE HAVE ANY OTHER EMAIL COMMENTS THAT NEED TO BE READ IN?

DO WE HAVE EVERYTHING? >> D. KAY THRESS: ALL THE EMAILS THAT YOU HAVE RECEIVED HAVE BEEN FORWARDED TO YOU ON THIS TOPIC.

I HAVE NO NEW ONES SINCE CLOSE OF BUSINESS AT 5:00.

>> R. DOROTHY: NOTHING SPECIFICALLY THAT WAS SUPPOSED TO BE READ AT COUNCIL? I'M STILL CONFUSED HOW THAT'S

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SUPPOSED TO HAPPEN. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: WE DID HAVE ONE EMAIL SKED TO BE READ INTO COUNCIL.

>> PRO TEM S. MYERS: COULD WE MAKE THE EMAILS THAT WE RECEIVE PART OF THE RECORD WITH THIS DELIBERATION?

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: YES. >> D. KAY THRESS: WE CAN DO

THAT, YES. >> PRO TEM S. MYERS: IF IT'S APPROPRIATE AND AT THE APPROPRIATE TIME I WOULD MOVE

FOR THAT TO BE DONE. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: OKAY, LET'S FINISH THIS RESOLUTION AND MOVE ONTO A NEW RESOLUTION,

MR. MEYERS. >> PRO TEM S. MYERS: THANK YOU.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: OKAY. OR A MOTION.

WE'LL DO THAT AS A MOTION. ALL THOSE IN FAVOR, SIGNIFY BY S AYING AYE. ALL THOSE OPPOSED, LIKE SIGN.

THAT'S PASSED. MR. MEYERS, DO YOU WANT TO MAKE A MOTION REGARDING THE EMAILS RECEIVED ON THE VARIOUS TOPICS TO BE INCLUDED? HOW WOULD YOU LIKE TO MAKE THE

MOTION? >> PRO TEM S. MYERS: I WOULD MOVING EMAILS THAT HAVE BEEN RECEIVED PRIOR TO THE MEETING WHICH ADDRESS THE SUBJECT OF THE VESTIBULE AND RELATED IMPROVEMENTS AND TRANSITION OF THE 911 CENTER BE INCLUDED AND MADE A PART OF THE RECORD OF THESE PROCEEDINGS.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: IS THERE A SECOND?

>> SECOND. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: ANY FURTHER DISCUSSION ON THE MOTION? IF NOT, ALL THOSE IN FAVOR, SIGNIFY BY SAYING AYE.

ALL THOSE OPPOSED, LIKE SIGN. THAT HAS PASSED.

MOVING ONTO, NOW INTRODUCING ORDINANCES.

[8.E. Ordinance No. 26-2020 Appropriation - Police Body Cameras]

THIS WILL GO QUICKER. ORDINANCE 26-2020.

AMENDING ORDINANCE NO. 45-2019 (AS AMENDED) TO ADJUST THE ANNUAL BUDGET BY PROVIDING FOR APPROPRIATIONS FROM THE LAW ENFORCEMENT TRUST FUND. FOR BODY CAMERA EQUIPMENT.

INTRODUCED BY MR. SMITH. ORDINANCE 27-2020.

[8.F. Ordinance No. 27-2020 Appropriation - Coronavirus Relief Fund]

APPROPRIATION - CORONAVIRUS RELIEF FUND.

AMENDING ORDINANCE NO. 45-2019 (AS AMENDED) TO ADJUST THE ANNUAL BUDGET BY PROVIDING FOR APPROPRIATIONS FROM THE CORONAVIRUS RELIEF FUND UNAPPROPRIATED BALANCE.

INTRODUCED BY MR. MEYERS. ORDINANCE NUMBER 28-2020.

[8.G. Ordinance No. 28-2020 Bond Anticipation Notes Renewal]

BOND ANTICIPATION NOTES RENEWAL AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF NOTES IN THE AMOUNT OF NOT TO EXCEED $4,115,000 IN ANTICIPATION OF THE ISSUANCE OF BONDS FOR THE PURPOSE OF (I) DESIGNING, ENGINEERING, CONSTRUCTING AND RECONSTRUCTING VARIOUS SEWER IMPROVEMENTS, WITH RELATED SITE IMPROVEMENTS AND ALL NECESSARY APPURTENANCES THERETO, (II) PURCHASING AND INSTALLING ENERGY CONSERVATION MEASURES FOR THE COMMUNITY CENTER, (III) DESIGNING, REPLACING, CONSTRUCTING AND INSTALLING AS WATERLINE ON EAST WILSON BRIDGE ROAD, WITH RELATED SITE IMPROVEMENTS AND ALL NECESSARY APPURTENANCES THERETO, AND (IV) REPLACING OR IMPROVING THE ROOFS OF THE FIRE STATION AND THE COMMUNITY CENTER AND ALL NECESSARY APPURTENANCES THERETO, AND RETIRING NOTES PREVIOUSLY ISSUED FOR SUCH PURPOSES; AND APPROVING RELATED MATTERS IN CONNECTION WITH THE ISSUANCE OF THE NOTES EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: THI INTRODUCED BY MS. DOROTHY. ORDINANCE 29-2020.

[8.H. Ordinance No. 29-2020 Bond Anticipation Notes - New Issue]

BOND ANTICIPATION NOTES - NEW ISSUE AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF NOTES IN THE AMOUNT OF NOT TO EXCEED $1,700,000. IN ANTICIPATION OF THE ISSUANCE OF BONDS FOR THE PURPOSE OF DESIGNING, CONSTRUCTION, FURNISHING, AND EQUIPPING A POLICE BUILDING WITH RELATED SITE IMPROVEMENTS AND APPURTENANCES THERETO; AND APPROVING RELATED MATTERS IN CONNECTION WITH THE ISSUANCE OF THE NOTES. INTRODUCED BY MR. MEYERS.

MOVING ONTO REPORTS OF CITY OFFICIALS.

MR. GREESON? >> M. GREESON: NO, I HAVE NO

REPORTS. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: OKAY.

MOVING TO THE COUNCILMEMBERS. MR. BUCHER.

[10. Reports of Council Members]

MAY I USE MY MOMENT FOR A CLARIFYING QUESTION?

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: YES. >> P. BUCHER: IF I COULD HIGHLIGHT AGAIN I KNOW THAT THE ORDINANCE TO POTENTIALLY APPROPRIATE FUNDS FOR THE POLICE BODY CAMERAS GOT A LOT OF INTEREST AND QUESTIONS THE LAST FEW DAYS.

I WANT TODAY IGHLIGHT THAT WILL BE UP AGAIN ON JULY 20TH, I BELIEVE, TRYING TO FIND MY PLACE, IF PEOPLE ARE INTERESTED IN COMMENTING AND WEIGHING IN ON THAT.

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>> THE LAW ENFORCEMENT TRUST FUND IS A NOT OFTEN USED FUND.

IT RECEIVES PROCEEDS FROM THE SALE OF CONTRABAND AND CAN BE USED FOR PURPOSES AS DETERMINED BY THE POLICE CHIEF TO FURTHER INVESTIGATE CASES. THE ACTUAL COST FOR BODY CAMERAS WAS ESTIMATED TO BE 58,000. THERE IS $5,000 CURRENTLY APPROPRIATED WITH THE ADOPTION OF THE ORIGINAL BUDGET ORDINANCE. THIS WOULD ADD THE 55,000 FOR A TOTAL APPROPRIATION OF 60,000, COVERING THE BODY CAMERAS FOR FIVE YEARS, SERVICE, MAINTENANCE AND EVERYTHING.

WE CAN GET MORE INTO THAT ON JULY 20TH.

>> P. BUCHER: THANK YOU FOR THAT.

NOTHING FURTHER. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: MS. KOW

ALCZYK. >> B. KOWALCZYK: JUST TO KIND OF PIGGYBACK ON MR. BUCHER'S COMMENTS.

I ECHO WHAT FOLKS ARE SAYING HOW WE WANT TO HAVE MERE DISCUSSION ABOUT WHAT BASICALLY OUR BUDGET PRIORITIES FOR THE NEXT YEAR AND ONGOING AND IN TERMS OF BODY CAMERAS, THIS WILL BE THE FIRST THING WE CAN TALK ABOUT IN THIS CONTEXT.

AND I KNOW I'VE GOTTEN QUESTIONS ON EFFECTIVENESS AND POLICIES NECESSARY -- I PROMISED TO GET THEM SO YOU HAVE TIME TO RESPONSE AND RESEARCH. BUT I ALSO ECHO WHAT EVERYONE IS SAYING, WE WANT TO TAKE THIS SERIOUSLY.

F AND THERE WILL BE OPPORTUNITIES TO HAVE A MUCH RICHER DISCUSSION ABOUT WHERE WE STAND.

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