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[1. Call To Order]

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>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: SINCE IT'S NOW 27 -- MS. THRESS CAN YOU PLEASE CALL THE ROLL?

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

YOU. WE'RE GOING TO MOVE ON WITH OUR FIRST SPECIAL -- MS. THRESS, ARE THERE ANY VISITOR COMMENTS?

>> D. KAY THRESS: NONE AT THIS TIME, THANK YOU.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN HAVING COMMENTS ON THE AGENDA, PLEASE SEND A NOTE TO COUNCIL AT WORTHINGTON DOT ORG OR THROUGH THE PHONE NUMBER LISTED.

WE ALLOW COMMENTS LIMITED TO FIVE MINUTES PER PERSON.

WHEN WE HAVE THE COMMENTS, AFTER COUNCIL HAS DISCUSSED.

IF THERE IS A TOPIC BROUGHT UP, WE HAVE COUNCIL DISCUSSION AND OPEN IT UP TO SEE IF THERE ARE ADDITIONAL COMMENTS IF PEOPLE WOULD LIKE TO MAKE, PREFFABLY IN ADDITION TO WHAT THE COUNCILMEMBERS RAISED. WITH THAT, WE'RE GOING TO MOVE

[5.A. Community Visioning Update]

ON TO OUR FIRST PRESENTATION, JOE SHERMAN, WHO IS GOING TO GIVE A VISIONING COMMITTEE UPDATE.

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

MY NAME IS JOE SHERMAN, THE CHAIR OF THE WORTHINGTON VISIONING COMMITTEE. THE LAST UPDATE WAS JUNE 15TH.

SINCE THAT TIME, THE VISIONING COMMITTEE SUBCOMMITTEE HAS BEEN MEETING WEEKLY. WE GOT TOGETHER ON THE 14TH OF JULY AND HAD FIX FOCUS GROUP SESSIONWISE THE MAJORITY -- SESSIONS WITH THE MAJORITY OF THE COMMITTEE ATTENDING.

WE'RE IN THE VISIONS OUTREACH PORTION OF OUR PROJECT RUNNING FROM JUNE TO AUGUST. THE OVERALL GOAL TO BE AN ACTIVE LISTENER FOR THE COMMUNITY NOT ONE OF BEING AN ADVOCATE.

WE HAD SEVERAL OUTREACH PROGRAMS. THE MOST RECENT ONE WE COMPLETED WAS THE SORE EXERCISE.

THIS WAS FOR EDUCATIONAL WORKSHOPS WITH THE SORE ANALYSIS, STRENGTH, OPPORTUNITIES, ASPIRATIONS AND RESULTS. THE GOAL WAS TWO-HOUR EXERCISES, LISTS OF TOPICS ADDED BY THE MEMBERS OF THE COMMUNITY.

OUT OF THAT CAME SEVERAL THEMES AND THESE ALONG WITH THE CATEGORY SUMMARY THAT WE HAVE POSTED ON OUR WEBSITE.

THE OTHER PIECE THAT CAME OUT OF THIS WERE KEY QUESTIONS FROM THE COMMUNITY TO INCLUDE WHAT IS WORTHINGTON'S BRAND? IS THE COMMUNITY OF WORTHINGTON BIGGER THAN THE CITY OR SMALLER THAN THE SCHOOL DISTRICT? OUR INTEREST AND CONCERNS, ET CETERA, GO BEYOND THE BOUNDARIES OF THE CITY.

PEOPLE MOVE TO WORTHINGTON FOR THE SCHOOLS.

HOW DOES THE CITY OF WORTHINGTON UPLIFT THE SCHOOLS? HOW CAN WORTHINGTON GROW AND DEVELOP WITHOUT LOSING ITS SMALL-TOWN FEEL AND BALANCED WITH DEVELOPMENT? WORTHINGTON'S ARGUABLY HAS THE BEST GEOGRAPHY IN THE REGION.

VERY INTERESTING QUESTIONS. ANOTHER PIECE THAT WAS THERE WE TERM THE BIG IDEAS. ONE OF THE IDEAS THEY THROUGH OUT WAS THE WORTHINGTON MILE. THE CONNECTIVITY BETWEEN DOWNTOWNS TO THE MALL. AND THEY SIMPLY TALKED ABOUT HE HIGH STREET CORRIDOR, NEED FOR TRANSPORTATION, BIKE AND PED.

FINANCIAL STABILITY OF WORTHINGTON POOLS.

INFRASTRUCTURE, WATER, SEWER, SIDEWALKS, ELECTRIC RELIABILITIES AND AMENITIES IN THE CITY PARK.

THEY FELT ZONING SHOULD SUPPORT INFILL AND REDEVELOPMENT.

THE SUCCESS OF THE COLUMBUS WAY, BRINGING PRIVATE AND PUBLIC LEADERS TOGETHER FOR A COLLABORATIVE CONVERSATION.

OUT OF THE RECAP YOU WILL FIND A LOT OF THINGS WE'RE EXPLORING AND PLEASE VISIT THE WEBSITE FOR FURTHER INFORMATION.

THE WEBSITE HAS BEEN A BIG PIECE OF OUR OUTREACH.

OVER 3,000 VISIT TODAY THE WEBSITE, A SURVEY POSTED, OVER

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800 RESPONSES, WHICH IS EXCITING.

WE HAVE A SEGMENT FOR RESIDENT COMMENTS.

ONE THAT POPPED OUT WAS I FIND IT NECESSARY TO LEAVE WORTHINGTON FOR SHOPPING, ENTERTAINING, AND DINING.

WOULD LIKE TO SEE THAT CHANGE. WHERE I THOUGHT, LET'S DO SOMETHING ABOUT THAT. WITHIN OUR WEBSITE, WE'RE NOW GOING INTO OUR NEXT STEP AND LOOKING TO STREAMLINE BIT.

GETTING PEOPLE TO REACT AND COMMENT VERSUS JUST POSTING INFORMATION. HOW ARE WE GOING TO DO THAT? WE'RE POSTING FIVE OR SIX QUESTIONS AND BULLETS INTO THE WHAT HAVE WE HEARD SECTION OF THE WEBSITE.

AND THIS I THINK YOU WILL FIND WILL GET PEOPLE TO REACT.

FIVE FOCUS GROUP QUESTIONS WE'LL POST.

AND I'LL TALK ABOUT FOCUS GROUPS IN A MINUTE.

WE HAVE A FACEBOOK CAMPAIGN GOING.

WE'VE HAD AN AD RUNNING AND TO DATE, 9100 PEOPLE REACT AND REACH TO THAT AD. THAT WILL RUN UNTIL THE END OF JULY AND SUPPORT THE WEBSITE AND TALKING ABOUT OTHER PIECES OF THE COMMITTEE'S WORK. AND WE ARE NOW CURRENTLY WORKING ON A NEW AD THAT WE WILL INTRODUCE IN AUGUST TO RETURN -- RUN THROUGH THE BALANCE OF THE PROGRAM.

WE STOOD UP AN INSTAGRAM ACCOUNT AND A FIVE QUICK QUESTION POLL PROTECTED TO THE HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS TO GET THEIR INPUT.

THE SPEAKERS BUREAU, WE DID SOME VIRTUAL PRESENTATIONS.

BUT WE CREATED A VIDEO WE'RE EMAILING TO DIFFERENT GROUPS THROUGHOUT THE COMMUNITY. SUCH AS THE CHAMBER, THINGS SEARCH AS THAT. WE'RE NOW FOCUSING ON A NEIGHBORHOOD GROUP FOCUS. THERE ARE 11 VERY STRONG NEIGHBORHOOD GROUPS. SO THE SPEAKER'S BUREAU IS GOING OUT TO EACH OF THEM. WE'VE HAD SIGNAGE PROJECT THAT WE'VE HAD 30 NEIGHBORHOOD SIGNS SCATTERED THROUGHOUT THE CITY.

STARTING TO MOVE THOSE TO NEW LOCATIONS.

I MENTIONED THE FOCUS GROUPS. THE FOCUS GROUPS, THESE WERE SMALL GROUP DISCUSSIONS GUIDED BY OUR CONSULTANT POGGEMEYER ON DESIGNATED TOPICS, IN TWO-HOUR SESSIONS.

THESE RAN FROM JUNE 16 TO JULY 2ND.

WE TOOK THE COMMUNITY, DIVIDED INTO FOUR DIFFERENT SEGMENTS.

RESIDENTS BORN 65 AND AFTER, 64 AND BEFORE AND BUSINESS OWNERS.

AND AS A PART OF THIS, WE WERE AFTER GAINING FEEDBACK ON VARIOUS TRADITIONAL PLANNING TOPICS, LIKE LAND USE, TRANSPORTATION, INFRASTRUCTURE, ENVIRONMENTS, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, HOUSING, GOVERNANCE, AND INTERCOMMUNITY COORDINATION. WE WERE AFTER, WHAT IS YOUR VISION FOR EACH OF THESE? WHAT ARE YOUR PRIORITIES AND CHALLENGES? I THINK THE KEY TO ME WAS OUR OOPEN ENDED QUESTION. WE STARTED WHAT IS YOUR OVERALL IMPRESSION OF WORTHINGTON AND HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE IS THE COMMUNITY? WE'RE GATHERING ALL OF THESE ANSWERS AND EVERYTHING THAT HAS COME INTO THIS AND PUT THIS OUT AS A SUMMARY THAT AGAIN WILL BE ON THE WEBPAGE.

WE'VE CONTINUE TO ASK FOR ADDITIONAL FOCUS GROUPS.

I WAS EXCITED ABOUT, E'RE ABLE TO CAPTURE THE GENERATION "Z" WORTHINGTON FOLKS. EXCITED TO GET 30 STUDENTS TO JOIN IN A FOCUS SESSION. JACK CONRAD HELPED ME WITH THAT.

THEY WILL TAKE PLACE ON THE 29TH OF JULY.

WE'LL DRIVE A SURVEY TO HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS.

PUTTING THAT TOGETHER WITH JACK'S HELP AND VICKY FROM THE SCHOOLS. THE OTHER PIECE WE'RE TRYING TO GET AFTER IS THE MINORITIES. HORIZONTAL, WE'RE WORKING ON THIS, WE HAVE AN EARLY -- HONESTLY -- IF YOU GO TO THE WEBSITE, YOU WILL FIND A RECAP BEING COMPILED, SIMILAR TO A THE SORE EXERCISE. THE LAST OUTREACH OUTREACH DO THE BUSINESS LEADERS. I GOT TOGETHER AND BRAINSTORMED WITH DAVID MCCORKLE. HE WAS GREAT.

GOT ME IN TOUCH WITH KEY BUSINESS LEADERS.

INTRODUCTIONS HAVE BEEN MADE. WE'RE IN THE PROCESS OF CREATING A SURVEY THAT WILL BE IN THEIR HANDS WITHIN THE NEXT WEEK.

SO AND THE NEXT 30 DAYS, WHAT ARE WE LOOKING TO DO? WE HAVE A PRESS RELEASE THAT ANNE BROWN IS HELPING WITH NOW.

YOU WILL SEE IN THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS.

WE'RE CONTINUING TO LOOK AT THESE FORMAL OUTREACH PROGRAMS. WE HAVE TWO THAT WERE A PART OF THE POGGEMEYER PROGRAM.

AND THAT WAS A VISIONING MEETING FOR THE COMMUNITY.

AND A FOCUS CHARRETTE. WORKING WITH LAUREN AND

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POGGEMEYER TO TRY TO GET THIS ADAPTABLE TO A VIRTUAL PROGRAM.

SO STAY TUNED. I THINK WE'LL BE ABLE TO GET THAT DONE. OUR BIGGEST PIECE RIGHT NOW IS CONTINUE OUR ONLINE LEVERAGING. THE WEBSITE HAS BEEN GREATS, ALONG WITH FACEBOOK AND INSTAGRAM.

THE LAST PIECE WE'RE PREPARING RIGHT NOW IS AN OUTREACH WILL BE OUR SECOND MAILER. THIS MAILER WILL ALSO HAVE A RESPONSE CARD. WE'RE LOOKING TO GET THAT OUT IN AUGUST. WE'LL HAVE IT BACK IN TIME TO BEGIN OUR OVERALL REPORTING. BOTTOM LINE, WE'RE TRYING TO CRYSTALLIZE WHAT OUR GOAL FORWARD PROCESS IS GOING TO BE.

AUGUST AND SEPTEMBER, FINAL REPORT WILL BE CREATED AND WE'RE PLANNING ON OCTOBER PRESENTATION TO COUNCIL.

THAT'S WHAT WE'VE BEEN UP TO. I WANT TO THANK YOU ON BEHALF OF THE COMMITTEE FOR THIS OPPORTUNITY TO PRESENT TO YOU AS ALWAYS. ANY QUESTIONS I CAN ANSWER?

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: FIRST OF ALL, WE WANT TO THANK YOU AND THE COMMITTEE FOR THE HARD WORK YOU ARE DOING.

A LOT OF TIME AND EFFORT AND ENERGY AND SEEMS LIKE YOU ARE GETTING SOME GOOD INFORMATION COMING IN.

WE WANT TO THANK YOU AND THE WHOLE COMMITTEE.

PASS ON OUR THANK YOU FROM THE COUNCIL.

DOES ANYBODY HAVE ANY QUESTIONS? >> B. KOWALCZYK: I HAVE A QUESTION. DID YOU SAY YOU HAD THE FOCUS GROUP WITH THE YOUNG PEOPLE OR THAT WAS STILL BEING PLANNED?

>> T T THAT WILL BE PRESENTED ON JULY 29.

WE JUST PUT IT TOGETHER. >> B. KOWALCZYK: FANTASTIC.

I WAS EXCITED TO HEAR YOU HAVE AN INSTAGRAM ACCOUNTS.

DO YOU HAVE THE ACTUAL NAME OF THE ACCOUNT SO PEOPLE CAN LOOK

IT UP AND FOLLOW IT? >> I KNEW YOU WERE GOING TO ASK.

I WILL GET IT UT TO COUNCIL. I'M SURE WE DO.

BUT I'M NOT AN INSTAGRAM PERSON I'LL HAVE TO FIND THAT OUT AND GET IT OUT TO YOU. SORRY.

>> B. KOWALCZYK: I'M SURE YOU COULD SEARCH VISION WORTHINGTON, THAT PROBABLY POPS UP. JUST CURIOUS IF YOU HAD IT OFF THE TOP OF YOUR HEAD. THANK YOU.

>> THANK YOU. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: DOES ANYBODY ELSE HAVE QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS?

>> P. BUCHER: I CAN CONFIRM THE INSTAGRAM NAME.

>> THANK YOU. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: WHAT IS

IT? >> P. BUCHER: IT'S VISION WORTHINGTON. SO WE NEED TO GET SOME MORE FOLLOWERS TO GET THE INFORMATION OUT.

AND ANOTHER A GREAT CHANNEL. SO BUT THANK YOU, JOE.

>> MY PLEASURE. GOOD UPDATE.- THANK YOU.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: THANK YOU.

ANYBODY ELSE HAVE ANY COMMENTS? HEARING NONE, JOE, WE THANK YOU YOU AND THE COMMITTEE FOR YOUR HARD WORK.

AND JACK, OBVIOUSLY, HE'S DOING SOME GREAT WORK FOR ALL OF US.

AND WE WOULD LOVE TO SAY THANKS TO EVERYBODY.

OKAY. ANYTHING ELSE?

>> THAT WILL DO IT. SEE YOU NEXT MONTHS.

[5.B. Community Relations Commission Report]

MONTH. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: NOW, THE COMMUNITY RELATIONS COMMISSION REPORT.

MY UNDERSTANDING WE HAVE EDDY PAULINE OUR SHAME OF THE

COMMUNITY RELATIONS COMMISSION. >> THANKS, BONNIE.

I THINK I'M ON. IF SOMEONE CAN CONFIRM THEY CAN

HEAR ME. >> D. ROBINSON: NEVER LOOKED

BETTER. >> THANKS.

PRESIDENT MICHAEL AND MEMBERS OF COUNCIL, THANKS FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO ENTERTAIN A REPORT FROM THE COMMUNITY RELATIONS COMMISSION. WE HAVE BEEN HARD AT WORK OVER THE LAST SEVERAL MONTHS TRYING TO CLARIFY OUR ROLE AND OUR STRATEGY AND OUR EXPECTATIONS AS A COMMISSION THAT WILL BE-- HAVE SOME UTILITY TO THE RESIDENTS OF WORTHINGTON.

AND WHAT WE HAVE ULTIMATELY DECIDED UPON IS A FRAMEWORK OF WORKING COMMITTEES THAT I WOULD LIKE TO TALK TO YOU ABOUT THIS EVENING. WHAT WE HAVE SET UP OUR WORKING COMMITTEES AROUND THREE THEMES. THOSE THEMES ARE SUPPORTING SENIORS IN WORTHINGTON THROUGH OUR AGE-FRIENDLY INITIATIVE.

ENGAGING MORE YOUTH IN WORTHINGTON THROUGH A

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YOUTH-FOCUSED COMMITTEE. AND OF COURSE, SUPP SUPPORTING INITIATIVES AND PROGRAMMING AROUND RACIAL JUSTICE IN WORTHINGTON THAT WILL BE LED Y OUR RACIAL JUSTICE WORKING GROUP. THE WAY THE WORKING GROUPS WILL WORK IS THAT TWO, AT LEAST TWO IN THE CASE OF RACIAL JUSTICE, THREE COMMISSIONERS WILL CHAIR EACH WORKING GROUP.

AND THEY ARE ACTIVELY WORKING TO BRING IN MEMBERS OF THE COMMUNITY TO SUPPORT THE INITIATIVES THAT EACH COMMITTEE IS GOING TO BE FOCUSED ON. YOU ALL RECEIVED A LETTER LAYING OUT SOME OF THE ISSUES THAT EACH WORKING GROUP WOULD LIKE TO MOVE FORWARD WITH. AND AM CONFIDENT THAT THE ISSUES AND THE PRIORITIES OF EACH WORKING GROUP ARE ALIGNED WITH WHAT YOU CARE ABOUT. AND WE'RE ASKING WE CAN MOVE FORWARD AND START ENGAGING RESIDENTS IN THE WORK THAT NEEDS TO BE DONE TO MOVE THESE AGENDAS FORWARD.

WHAT I LIKE MOST ABOUT THE WORKING GROUPS IS THAT ALTHOUGH EACH GROUP HAS ITS FOCUS, MANY OF THE INITIATIVES WE'RE GOING TO BE TAKING ON WILL COMPLIMENT ONE ANOTHER.

OPPORTUNITIES WITHIN WORKING GROUPS, THAT WILL ENGAGE YOUTH, SENIORS, UNDERREPRESENTED PEOPLE IN THE CITY.

I THINK THOSE RESIDENTS THAT ARE LOOKING FOR OPPORTUNITIES TO ENGAGE WILL BE THRILLED WITH THE OPPORTUNITY THAT THE CITY AND THIS COMMISSION IS CREATING OPPORTUNITIES TO ENGAGE WITH.

WE BELIEVE THAT THESE ARE THE TYPES OF THINGS THAT WILL MAKE A DIFFERENCE AND AGAIN, KEEP OUR COMMUNITY AND OUR CITY RELEVANT IN THE EYES OF OUR RESIDENTS WHO CARE TO PARTICIPATE.

AGAIN, YOU HAVE THE LIST OF THINGS THAT WE'RE FOCUSED ON.

AND I WOULD BE HAPPY TO ENTERTAIN ANY FEEDBACK ON THOSE INITIATIVES IF YOU WERE ABLE TO REVIEW THOSE BEFORE THIS MEETING TONIGHT. I'LL PAUSE THERE BEFORE I GET INTO THE COMMENTS ABOUT THE RECENT PROTEST.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: FOR THE COMMITTEES, FOR THOSE PEOPLE NOT ON CITY COUNCIL, HAVEN'T RECEIVED YOUR MEMO, CAN YOU GIVE A QUICK SUMMARY OF THE COMMITTEES?

>> YES. THE RACIAL JUSTICE COMMITTEE IS GOING TO BE FOCUSED ON EDUCATIONAL RESOURCE DISTRIBUTION. WE BELIEVE THAT WE HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO BETTER INFORM THE PUBLIC ABOUT RESOURCES THEY CAN CONSUME THAT WILL EDUCATE THEM ON RACIAL JUSTICE, STRUCTURAL RACISM, OTHER TYPES OF INFORMATION THAT WE BELIEVE WILL HELP CONTINUE THIS INFORMATION THAT WE'RE HAVING IN WORTHINGTON RIGHT NOW. BOTH -- THERE IS SORT OF TWO EFFORTS ASSOCIATED WITH THAT EDUCATION.

ONE IS, INTERNALLY FOCUSED TO THE CITY HALL.

AND ONE IS OUTWARDLY FOCUSED TOWARD THE COMMUNITY.

SOME IDEAS INCLUDED CREATING LEARNING CIRCLES THAT WE'LL MOVE FORWARD WITH BY PARTNERING WITH THE WORTHINGTON LIBRARY AND OTHER ORGANIZE -- ORGANIZATIONS IN THE COMMUNITY.

WE BELIEVE THAT WE AN OPPORTUNITY TO FACILITATE EDUCATIONAL CONVERSATIONS. AND WE WOULD LIKE TO WORK WITH DIFFERENT EXPERTS WITHIN OUR COMMUNITY AND OTHERS TO BRING IN, TO HAVE PRODUCTIVE CONVERSATIONS ABOUT RACIAL JUSTICE. WE BELIEVE THERE IS EVEN AN OPPORTUNITY TO LEVERAGE PUBLIC ART IN OUR HISTORY IN THE CITY,

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TO EDUCATE PEOPLE ABOUT RACIAL JUSTICE.

SO WE'VE ALREADY CONNECTED WITH THE MCCONNELL ART'S CENTER AND HISTORICAL SOCIETY WHO HAS A WALKING TOUR THAT EXPLAINS WORTHINGTON'S NOTORIETY WITH AFRICAN AMERICANS.

THERE IS AN OPPORTUNITY WITH THE PUBLIC ART PROJECT.

AND OF COURSE, SEEKING OTHER PARTNERS, MAYBE OUTSIDE OF OUR BOARDERS, THE CENTER FOR THE ARTS TO ENGAGE IN THIS CONVERSATION. THERE IS ALSO OF COURSE A PUBLIC POLICY OPPORTUNITY. IF YOU LOOK AT WHAT WE'RE DEALING WITH, WE BELIEVE THERE ARE SOME SHORT-TERM SOLUTIONS, MID-RANGE SOLUTIONS AND LONG-TERM SOLUTIONS THAT WILL PLACE WORTHINGTON AS A BENCHMARK WHEN IT COMES TO BEING PROGRESSIVE, WHEN IT COMES TO DEALING WITH RACIAL JUSTICE.

WE BELIEVE THERE IS PROBABLY SOME LAND USE POLICIES THAT COULD POTENTIALLY CHANGE IN ORDER TO BE MORE INCLUSIVE CITY.

SO WE WANT TO PROVIDE EDUCATION ON WHAT THOSE COULD POTENTIALLY BE. WHEN IT COMES TO AGE FRIENDLY, THERE IS A NATIONAL AND LOCAL EFFORT THAT THE COMMUNITY RELATIONS COMMISSION WANT TO CONNECT WITH.

WILL BE ORKING WITH THE WORTHINGTON CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, ECONOMIC EVELOPMENT LEADER AND GRISWOLD CENTER TO INFORM PEOPLE ABOUT PROGRAMMING OPPORTUNITIES THAT HELP EDUCATE PEOPLE ABOUT AGE-FRIENDLY INITIATIVES. WE BELIEVE SOME OF OUR BUSINESSES MIGHT BE INTERESTED IN BECOMING AGE-FRIENDLY CERTIFIED. WE WANT TO BE A RESOURCE FOR THOSE BUSINESSES SEEKING THAT CERTIFICATION. IN TERMS OF YOUTH, WE BELIEVE THAT THERE IS PROBABLY A ISSED OPPORTUNITY TO ENGAGE OUR YOUTH IN CIVIC INVOLVEMENT. WE WANT TO TREAT OUR YOUTH AS VALUABLE ARTNERS. WE WANT TO CREATE MEANINGFUL ROLES FOR THEM TO PARTICIPATE IN.

PERHAPS THERE COULD BE YOUTH, I MEAN, OBVIOUSLY WE WANT TO HAVE YOUTH ON UR WORKING COMMITTEE.

BUT ARE THERE OTHER FORMAL ROLES THAT YOUNG PEOPLE IN WORTHINGTON COULD TAKE ONTO ENSURE THEY FEEL CONNECTED TO OUR ITY.

SO I BELIEVE JOE SHERMAN MENTIONED JACK CONRAD'S EFFORT WITH GENZ, THAT'S SOMETHING WE WANT TO SUPPORT.

WE DISCUSSED THE CREATION OF A YOUTH ADVISORY COUNCIL, SOME CITIES HAVE THEM. THIS IS SOMETHING WE WOULD LIKE TO EXPLORE AND POTENTIALLY FORMALIZE WITH CITY COUNCIL.

THE FINAL PIECE OF OUR OVERALL EFFORT HAS TO DO WITH MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS. OBVIOUSLY,ING IN THE LAST MONTH AND A HALF, THE COMMUNITY RELATIONS HAS GOTTEN MORE ATTENTION THAN IT PROBABLY EVER HAS BEFORE.

WE'VE BEEN EAGER TO ENSURE THAT WORTHINGTON RESIDENTS KNOW THAT WE HAVE A COMMUNITY RELATIONS COMMISSION.

WE KNOW THAT IT'S PROBABLY NOT BEEN TOP OF MIND FOR A LOT OF PEOPLE. BUT WE BELIEVE THAT ONCE PEOPLE KNOW ABOUT IT, THEY WOULD BE INTRIGUED AND INTERESTED AND HAPPY THE CITY HAS SOMETHING LIKE THE COMMUNITY RELATIONS COMMISSION. SO WE WOULD LIKE TO MOVE FORWARD IN PARTNERSHIP WITH ANNE BROWN TO ENSURE THAT WE'RE DOING ENOUGH TO EXPLAIN TO THE COMMUNITY THAT THE CRC EXISTS.

ONE OF OUR STRATEGIES WAS TO PUSH OUT A GET TO KNOW YOUR CRC MEMBER EFFORT. WHO ARE THESE PEOPLE? ARE THEY A RESOURCE FOR ME? WHAT DO THEY DO? WHAT DO THEY LOOK LIKE? WE BELIEVE THAT WOULD BE A VALUABLE THING FOR THE COMMUNITY TO DIGEST THESE PROFILES OF THE CRC MEMBERS WOULD LIVE N OUR WEBSITE.

WE DO WANT TO BETTER LEVERAGE THE WEBSITE SPACE THAT WE HAVE.

ENSURE IT'S USER FRIENDLY AND ENSURE RELEVANT CONTENT.

IF WE PUSH OUT RESOURCES WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THE RESOURCES LIVE

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INDEFINITELY ON OUR LANDING PAGE SO PEOPLE HAVE ACCESS TO THOSE IN PERPETUITY. AND ALSO, LEVERAGE OUR OWN PERSONAL SOCIAL MEDIA NETWORKS AND SUCH TO ADVERTISE THE MEETINGS WE'RE HAVING, IN PARTICULAR, HOW TO ENGAGE WITH

OUR WORKING COMMITTEES. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: GREAT.

WELL, THANK YOU FOR THAT. WE HAVE, I THINK THE COMMUNITY RELATIONS COMMISSION IS BASICALLY ASKING US AS COUNCIL WOULD WE SUPPORT THEIR CONTINUING EFFORT, THEIR PROPOSED EFFORT TO REACH OUT TO THE COMMUNITY WITH THESE THREE COMMITTEES. I'M OPEN TO COUNCIL COMMENTS ON WHETHER WE OPEN THIS UP AND WHETHER COUNCIL SHOULD APPROVE HAVING THE COMMUNITY ELATIONS COMMISSION CONTINUE TO WORKING FORWARD. THEY HAVE GIVEN US A WONDERFUL PROPOSAL. AND I'M OPEN TO OUNCILMEMBERS COMMENTS REGARDISH THE PROPOSAL FOR THE COMMITTEES.

>> B. KOWALCZYK: HAVING ATTENDED MANY MEETINGS AND WATCHED THE ENGINEER OF THIS COMMISSION JUST GREAT IDEAS, A LOT OF ENERGY.

THEY ARE REALLY MOTIVATED. I THINK THIS IS THE TIME TO REALLY FOCUS ON THESE ISSUES. I APPRECIATE THE WORK THEY HAVE DONE SO FAR. OUR BEST ASSET IN WORTHINGTON IS OUR COMMUNITY. AND SO HAVING A COMMISSION THAT CAN FOCUS ON HOW WE CAN BEST MAINTAIN RELATIONS WITH THE COMMUNITY IS INCREDIBLY IMPORTANT.

I SUPPORT THESE INITIATIVES. OBVIOUSLY, AGE-FRIENDLY IS SOMETHING WE ADOPTED AS A COUNCIL.

AND IT'S GREAT TO HAVE SUPPORT TO MOVE IT ALONG.

COVID KIND OF PUT IT ON HOLD FOR A WHILE.

THE OTHER ITEMS I THINK ARE AMAZING IDEAS THAT WE SHOULD BE EXPLORING. AND I REALLY APPRECIATE THEM POTENTIALLY COMMITTING TIME TO DOING THAT.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: OKAY. OTHER COMMENTS.

MR. ROBINSON? >> D. ROBINSON: THANK YOU.

MR. PAULINE, I WANT TO THANK YOU AND THE OTHER MEMBERS FOR TAKING THE INITIATIVE AND ORGANIZING YOURSELVES AND THOUGHTS AND RATIONALE BEHIND THE INITIATIVES.

I'M EXCITED YOU ARE DOING SO. AND LOOKING FORWARD TO SEE HOW YOU ENGAGE THE PUBLIC. AGAIN, I AFFIRM YOUR INITIATIVE.

THANK YOU. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: OTHER

COUNCILMEMBERS THOUGHTS? >> PRO TEM S. MYERS: I HAVE A COUPLE. IF I MAY.

MR. PAULINE, WE RECEIVED TWO COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE CRC PRIOR TO THE MEETING. I'M ASSUMING YOU ARE REFERRING TO YOUR MEMO, NOT THE UNDATESSED, UNSIGNED LETTER WE RECEIVED. -- UNDATED.

>> COUNCILMEMBER MEYERS, I WILL ELABORATE ON THE LETTER ABOUT OUR OPINION ABOUT PROTEST RECOMMENDATIONS, IF WE HAVE NO FURTHER QUESTIONS ABOUT THE CRC WORKING COMMITTEE AGENDA.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: I'M TRYING TO GET THE WORKING AGENDA FIRST AND THEN ADDRESS THE OTHER.

MR. MEYERS? >> PRO TEM S. MYERS: TO THE WORKING COMMITTEE, YOU HAVE HIGHLIGHTED A COUPLE OF POLICY ITEMS. THE ONE IN PARTICULAR YOU MENTIONED WAS LAND USE. THAT HAPPENS TO BE IN MY MIND, A VERY CORE POLICY OF A CITY. IS ONE OF THE PRINCIPLE THINGS WE DO. IN FACT, IT'S BEEN THE SUBJECT OF A GREAT DEAL OF DEBATE AMONGST CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS AND THE COMMUNITY. HOW DO YOU ANTICIPATE DEALING WITH THAT ISSUE AND AT WHAT POINT DO YOU DRAW THE LINE WHERE IT BECOMES CLEARLY A COUNCIL ISSUE? AND THEN TO FOLLOW-UP ON THAT, WHAT IS YOUR DELIVERABLE FOR THE END OF OR WHAT IS YOUR ANTICIPATED GOAL?

>> THANK YOU, COUNCILMEMBER MEYERS.

I THINK FOR US, THIS CONTINUES TO BE AN EDUCATION FOCUS.

WE KNOW THAT WORTHINGTON IS OUR HOUSING STOCK IS NOT NECESSARILY ACCESSIBLE TO MANY TYPES OFPEOP. IT'S HEAVY ON SINGLE-FAMILY HOMES. WHEN YOU LOOK AT CITIES THAT ARE

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MORE INCLUSIVE, THEY HAVE MORE ACCESSIBLE HOUSING STOCK.

WE WANT TO ENSURE PEOPLE UNDERSTAND IF WE ARE AIMING TO BE AN INCLUSIVE, ACCESSIBLE COMMUNITY, THERE MIGHT NEED TO BE CHANGES IN HOW WE CONTINUE TO DEVELOP OUR CITY.

AND THAT MIGHT MEAN CREATING AREAS THAT ARE MORE DENSE.

THAT MIGHT MEAN CREATING AREAS THAT HAVE AFFORDABLE HOUSING.

AND WE FEEL OBLIGATED TO ENSURE THE PEOPLE UNDERSTAND WHAT THAT MEANS. OUR GOAL WOULD BE TO AGAIN PROVIDE COUNCIL AS PER OUR CHARTER, WITH RECOMMENDATIONS, THINGS TO CONSIDER WHEN IT COMES TO THAT CONVERSATION.

HERE'S WHAT MAY HAPPEN WHEN YOU CREATE A MORE DENSE CITY.

HERE'S WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU INCLUDE MORE AFFORDABLE HOUSING

IN A COMMUNITY LIKE WORTHINGTON. >> PRO TEM S. MYERS: OKAY.

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

ANY OTHER COUNCILMEMBERS HAVE COMMENTS AND THOUGHTS?

>> D. SMITH: ONE QUESTION AND ONE COMMENT.

MR. PAULINE, THANK YOU. APPRECIATE IT.

THE QUESTION, I'LL START WITH THE COMMENT FIRST AND THEN I'LL TAKE IT OFFER THE -- OFF THE QUESTION.

COMMENT, THANK YOU. AS WE'RE WRAPPING UP AND HEADING INTO THE HOME STRETCH OF THE VISIONING PROCESS, I HOPE YOU WILL TAP INTO SOME OF THOSE FOLKS WHO HAVE SERVED US SO WELL THE PAST YEAR OR SO THAT MIGHT BE INTERESTED IN CONTINUING SERVICE TO THE COMMUNITY IN SOME WAY, PARTICULARLY IN ONE OF THESE THREE OR THREE AND A HALF TO FOUR DIFFERENT CATEGORIES YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT. I THINK JUST IN THE BACK OF YOUR MIND, KEEP THAT THERE. AS THEY WRAP UP, LOOK FOR RAISED HANDS TO HELP OUT THERE. THE QUESTION IS REVOLVING AROUND THE YOUTH. YOU SITED THE NATIONAL LEAGUE OF CITIES. IN SOME CASES THEY GO UP TO AGE 35 FOR YOUTH. AND SOME CASES THEY GO UP TO AGE 21 FOR YOUTH. I DON'T KNOW IF YOU HAD A TART

AUDIENCE FOR THAT. >> THANKS FOR THE QUESTION, COUNCILMEMBER SMITH. WE DO NOT, WE HAVE NOT HAD A DISCUSSION ABOUT ANY SORT OF AGE PARAMETER WHEN IT COMES TO PARTICIPANTS IN THAT COMMITTEE. I THINK IF YOU LOOK AT EXISTING OPPORTUNITIES, 21 AND BELOW HAVE BEEN SOMEWHAT UNDERREPRESENTED IN MANY OF THE THINGS THE CITY WE OFFERINGS IN THE CITY.

I'M INCLINED TO THINK THAT MIGHT BE MORE OF OUR FOCUS.

I'M LOOKING TOWARDS THE WORKING GROUP TO MAKE THAT FINAL DECISION. I TOTALLY AGREE WITH YOUR COMMENTS ABOUT THE VISIONING COMMITTEE.

I'VE BEEN VERY PLEASED THAT ONE OF THE THEMES THAT HAVE EMERGED FROM THAT PROCESS IS DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION.

AND AGAIN, I THINK IT'S GOING TO BE IMPORTANT TO HELP RESIDENTS UNDERSTAND WHAT POLICY CHANGES MIGHT BE -- MIGHT NEED TO OCCUR IF WE WANT TO BE A MODEL, INCLUSIVE AND ACCESSIBLE CITY.

THE COMMISSION WANTS TO BE A PARTNER IN THAT CONVERSATION.

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

ANY OTHER COUNCILMEMBERS HAVE ANY THOUGHTS OR COMMENTS OR

QUESTIONS? >> R. DOROTHY: I HAVE A COUPLE COMMENTS. I WANT TO THANK THE INITIATIVE OF THE COMMISSION TO BRING FORWARD THESE IDEAS.

AND ALL THE HARD WORK AND TRYING TO BRING THIS CONVERSATION, DIALOGUE INTO THE COMMUNITY. I LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING WHAT RESULTS, WE'RE ALL PART OF IT. ESPECIALLY ALSO THE PEOPLE ALREADY ENGAGED CAN GET MORE PEOPLE INVOLVED IN THIS.

I'M EXCITED YOU ARE TAKING THESE INITIATIVES AND LOVE TO HELP IN

ANYWAY WE CAN. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: OKAY.

ANYBODY ELSE? >> THANK YOU, COUNCILMEMBER

DOROTHY. >> P. BUCHER: I ECHO COMMENTS AND APPRECIATE THE INITIATIVE AND EFFORT.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: I'LL JOIN WITH EVERYONE ELSE AND THANK THE COMMISSION FOR THEIR MISSION AND EFFORTS.

I DON'T KNOW IF WE NEED A MOTION TO APPROVE BUT I THINK I WOULD FEEL BETTER, I WOULD LOVE TO HAVE A MOTION TO APPROVE THESE

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THREE COMMITTEES. MR. BUCHER MOVES WE APPROVE THE CRC MOVING FORWARD WITH THESE THREE COMMITTEES.

AND SECONDED BY MS. KOWALCZYK. ANY DISCUSSION ON THE MOTION? IF NOT, ALL THOSE IN FAVOR, SIGNIFY BY SAYING AYE.

ALL THOSE OPPOSED, LIKE SIGN. MR. PAULINE, WE THANK THE COMMISSION AND WE'RE GIVING YOU A GREEN LIGHT OF SUPPORT FOR MOVING FORWARD ON COMMITTEES. ONE THING YOU WANT TO BRIEFLY DISCUSS. WE HAVE A REALLY LONG COUNCIL MEETING. IT'S THE LAST ONE BEFORE WE TAKE

OFF. >> THANK YOU, PRESIDENT MICHAEL AND THE REST OF COUNCIL. WE LOOK FORWARD TO CONTINUING TO PARTNER WITH YOU AND MOVING OUR INITIATIVES FORWARD.

THE SECOND PIECE OF MY PRESENTATION TONIGHT IS A LETTER THAT YOU ALL RECEIVINGED THAT WAS AUTHORED BY TWO MEMBERS OF THE COMMUNITY RELATIONS COMMISSION THAT TALKS ABOUT RECENT PROTESTS AND WE OFFER RECOMMENDATIONS TO CONSIDER IN ORDER TO ADDRESS THE PROTEST. WHAT -- THE POINT WE ANT TO MAKE WITH THIS LETTER IS T TWO-FOLD.

ONE, WE DEEPLY APPRECIATE THE EFFORTS THAT THE CITY HAS ALREADY DONE TO HELP CONTINUE THIS CONVERSATION ABOUT RACISM IN WORTHINGTON. AND DEAL WITH THE PROTEST.

NO ONE HAS GOTTEN HURT. THE PROTESTERS HAVE BEEN ABLE TO DO WHAT THEY HAVE NEEDED TO DO. AND AGAIN, SAFETY HAS BEEN PARAMOUNT. WE BELIEVE THE COMMUNITY APPRECIATES THAT. IT HAS CERTAINLY INCONVENIENCED PEOPLE. BUT AS WE LL KNOW, THAT'S PART OF THE POINT TO BRING ATTENTION TO AN ISSUE THAT PEOPLE CARE ABOUT. AGAIN, IN OUR ROLE AS A COMMUNITY RELATIONS COMMISSION, WE HEAR FRUSTRATIONS FROM THE COMMUNITY. AND WHETHER IT'S FIVE PEOPLE OR 10 PEOPLE OR 100 PEOPLE, WE FEEL OBLIGATED TO SHARE THOSE CONCERNS WITH OUR ELECTED LEADERS.

SO THE LETTER CONTAINS A CONCERN THAT SOME OF OUR RESIDENTS HAVE ABOUT HOW THE POLICE IN THE CITY HANDLED THE PROTEST AND WE'RE OFFERING THINGS TO THINK ABOUT HOW ON WE BELIEVE COULD BE EFFECTIVE WAYS TO ANSWER SOME OF THE CONCERNS.

AGAIN, WE WANT TO ENSURE THAT THE ESIDENTS UNDERSTAND THAT WE APPRECIATE THE FACT THE CRC HAS BEEN INVITED TO THE TABLE.

TO HAVE DIALOGUE WITH THE PROTESTERS.

I WANT TO APPLAUD OR ELECTED LEADERS, OUR CITY EADERS, OUR SCHOOL LEADERS AND OTHERS WHO HAVE BEEN PART OF THE CONVERSATIONS WITH THE PROTESTERS.

SOME PROTESTERS HAVE CHOSEN TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE AUDIENCE THEY HAVE HAD WITH OUR ELECTED LEADERS AND OUR CITY LEADERS, WHICH I THINK IS VERY PRODUCTIVE.

AND OTHER PROTESTERS HAVE DECIDED NOT TO ENGAGE.

I THINK ALL OF US WOULD AGREE WE DON'T KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER TO THIS. BUT WE'RE WILLING TO LEARN.

WE'RE WILLING TO LISTEN. AND I BELIEVE THIS LETTER CAPTURES SOME OF THAT LANGUAGE. REVIEW THE LETTER.

CONSIDER THE RECOMMENDATIONS. WE HOPE IT'S HELPFUL.

AND IF THERE IS ANY FURTHER CONCERNS, DON'T HESITATE TO CONTINUE TO LEAN ON THE COMMISSION TO PROVIDE FEEDBACK.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: KNOWING WE HAVE A LONG AGENDA, DOES ANYBODY HAVE ANYTHING THEY WANT TO COMMENT ON THAT OR DO WE WANT TO JUST PUT IT ASIDE AND DISCUSS IT?

>> PRO TEM S. MYERS: I NEED TO COMMENT.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: I HAD A FEELING, MR. MEYERS.

PLEASE DO. >> PRO TEM S. MYERS: MMR. PAULIE , I APPRECIATE THE COMMISSION BEING ON THE STREETS.

I APPRECIATE YOUR MEMBERS REPORTING BACK TO US AND CHRONICLING PEOPLE THINGS WOULD BE UNWILLING TO SAY TO ME OR THINGS I WOULDN'T HEAR WHEN I WAS ON THE STREET.

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THERE ARE CERTAIN WORD CHOICES IN THE EARTH -- LETTER THAT GO BEYOND CHRONICALLING AND DRAW CERTAIN CONCLUSIONS THAT I FEEL WERE INAPPROPRIATE FOR THE MISSION.

AND MAYBE EXHIBIT, A MISUNDERSTANDING OF THE GOALS OF COUNCIL IN HOW WE DEALT WITH THIS PROTEST.

I JUST WANT TO MAKE THE COMMENT I'M SOMEWHAT TROUBLED WHEN OUR COMMISSION CONDEMNS OUR ACTIONS. AND THAT WAS THEIR SPECIFIC WORD. I FIND THAT DEEPLY TROUBLING.

THAT'S ALL I HAVE TO SAY. >> D. ROBINSON: MR. PAULINE, DAVID ROBINSON HERE. I RECEIVED THE LETTER IN A DIFFERENT SPIRIT. I APPRECIATED HEARING SOME VOICES THAT SAID DIFFICULT THINGS AND FROM THEIR PARTICULAR VANTAGE OINT. I TOOK NO OFFENSE.

THERE IS A LOT OF RAW EMOTIONS AND VALID GRIEVANCES ON THE PART OF A NUMBER OF PEOPLE IN OUR COMMUNITY.

AND I THINK IF WE'RE GOING TO MAKE PROGRESS AS A COMMUNITY, THEN WE ALL HAVE TO ACCEPT THERE IS GOING TO BE DIFFICULT SAID THINGS WE MAY NOT AGREE WITH, BUT IT'S IMPORTANT TO HEAR THEM.

I APPRECIATED THE SUPPLEMENTAL LETTER YOU SENT.

SO THOSE ARE MY THOUGHTS. THANK YOU.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: OKAY. >> B. KOWALCZYK: I WOULD LIKE TO REAL QUICKLY CHIME IN, PRESIDENT MICHAEL.

KNOWN, I AGREE WITH COUNCILMEMBER ROBINSON.

AND THE TERMS OF THE SPIRIT OF THE LETTER AND BRINGING TO ATTENTION CONCERNS OF THE COMMUNITY I THINK THAT'S INCREDIBLY IMPORTANT. THESE ARE VERY DIFFICULT CONVERSATIONS, THEY ARE UNCOMFORTABLE AND WE NEED TO HAVE THEM. THIS IS THE TIME TO HAVE THEM.

I THINK ONE QUESTION, AND I DON'T KNOW WHEN IS THE RIGHT TIME TO TALK ABOUT THIS, BUT I THINK IS VERY VALID, WHAT ARE WE DOING? I KNOW THERE ARE THINGS KNOWING ON. BUT I THINK IT WOULD BE HELPFUL FOR THE COMMUNITY TO HEAR FROM US ON THE ITEMS THAT WE ARE STARTING TO PURSUE. AND I DON'T KNOW IF YOU HAD PLANNED ON DISCUSSING THAT DURING THIS MEETING OR AT THIS POINT OR SOME OTHER POINT IN THE MEETING.

BUT I THINK IT WOULD BE HELPFUL TO TALK ABOUT THOSE.

I'M HAPPY TO TALK ABOUT WHAT I KNOW WE'RE DOING.

IT'S PROBABLY HELPFUL TO HEAR FROM OTHERS AS WELL.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: OKAY. I'M OING TO TRY TO -- I HAVE NO PROBLEM PUTTING THAT TOWARDS THE END OF THE AGENDA.

I WANT TO TRY TO GET THROUGH THE HEFTY AGENDA BECAUSE THINGS STAFF HAVE TO GET APPROVED BEFORE WE GO ON BREAK.

AND THEN WE CAN ADDRESS THIS AT THAT TIME.

OKAY? >> B. KOWALCZYK: THAT SOUNDS GOOD. THANK YOU.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: ALL RIGHT.

>> D. KAY THRESS: PRESIDENT MICHAEL, WE HAVE SEVERAL PEOPLE THAT HAVE ENTERED SINCE THE CONVERSATION BEGAN.

I DON'T KNOW IF THEY WANT TO COMMENT ON IT OR NOT BUT I

THOUGHT I WOULD LET YOU KNOW. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: OKAY.

IF THEY WANT TO COMMENT, THAT'S FINE.

BUT WE HAVE TO REALLY, AS IT IS RIGHT NOW, WE'RE PROBABLY GOING TO BE 10:30 OR 11:00 TO FINISH THE MEETING.

IF THEY WOULD LIKE TO HAVE A SHORT SAY ON SOMETHING, PARTICULARLY IF IT'S DIFFERENT THAN WHAT'S BEEN SAID, THAT WOULD BE WONDERFUL. WHO DO WE HAVE? ANYBODY THAT WANTS TO COMMENT ON THE COMMUNITY RELATIONS COMMISSION REPORT? IT IT IT IT IT IF THEY DO, THEY NEED TO CALL IN. 614-595-7998, STAR 6 IF YOU WANT

TO TALK. >> THIS IS TRISHA JONES, CAN YOU

HEAR ME? >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: YES, WE

CAN. >> 5704 FOSTER EVERY.

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I THINK IT IS FULLY WITHIN THE DOMAIN TO PASS AND VALUE JUDGMENT. I WOULD LIKE MY CITY COUNCIL TO BE COMMISSIONING THE CITY COUNCIL, THE COMMUNITY RELATIONS COMMISSION TO BE A VOICE FOR THE PEOPLE.

BECAUSE THE PEOPLE NEED A VOICE. SO I THANK THE COMMUNITY RELATIONS COMMISSION FOR DOING THAT.

THANK YOU. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: THANK YOU VERY MUCH. ANYONE ELSE, MS. THRESS?

>> D. KAY THRESS: NO ONE NEW. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: I'M

GEEK TO MOVE ON TO THE MEETING. >> THANK YOU, PRESIDENT MICHAEL FOR THE OPPORTUNITY. THANK YOU, MEMBERS OF COUNCIL.

AGAIN, WE JUST ACKNOWLEDGING WE HAVE SOME PROBLEMS IN YOUR CITY.

WE'RE TRYING TO DEAL WITH THEM. AND WE APPRECIATE LEADERSHIP GETTING THEIR ARMS AROUND IT. WORKING WITH US AND ESIDENTS TO CREATE SOLUTIONS. SO THANKS FOR THE TIME.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: WELL, WE THANK THE COMMUNITY RELATIONS COMMISSION AND YOU AND THE EFFORTS THE COMMISSION HAS PUT FORWARD AND TRYING TO MAKE WORTHINGTON A BETTER PLACE FOR ALL OF US. WE THANK YOU FOR YOUR PRIOR SUPPORT AND WE KNOW THE CONTINUED SUPPORT YOU WILL BE GIVING TO OUR COMMUNITY AS E MOVE FORWARD.

>> THANK YOU. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: THANK YOU. MOVING ONTO THE APPROVAL OF THE

[6. Approval of the Minutes]

MINUTES OF THE MEETINGS OF JULY 6, SPECIAL MEETING, JULY 6, REGULAR MEETING. AND ULY 13TH MEETING.

MR. SMITH MOVES THE APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES.

SECONDED BY MR. MEYERS. ARE THE CORRECTIONS, ADDITIONS OR CHANGES TO THE MINUTES OF THE MEETINGS?

HEARING NONE... >> R. DOROTHY: ONE THING.

IT SAID I MENTIONED CEILING AND IT WAS SEALING LIKE AIR CEILING,

I'LL GIVE THAT TO KAY. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: TYPE GRAPHICAL OKAY. WITH THAT ONE CHANGE, ANY OTHER CORRECTIONS OR CHANGES? IF NOT, ALL THOSE IN FAVOR, SIGNIFY BY SAYING AYE. ALL THOSE OPPOSED, LIKE SIGN.

THE MINUTES HAVE PASSED. MOVING ONTO ORDINANCE 26-2020.

[7.A. Ordinance No. 26-2020 Appropriation - Police Body Cameras]

AMENDING 45-2019 AS AMENDED. TO ADJUST THE ANNUAL BUDGET BY PROVIDING FOR APPROPRIATIONS FROM THE LAW ENFORCEMENT TRUST FUND. IN DIRECTION TO THE POLICE BODY CAMERAS. WE HAVE RECEIVED QUITE A FEW EMAILS AND THOUGHTS AND DISCUSSIONS WITH COMMUNITY MEMBERS REGARDING THIS. I THINK WE'VE HEARD A LOT OF PEOPLE DESIRING TO TABLE THIS. IF COUNCIL CHOOSES HAT, I WOULD LIKE TO SAY, IF PEOPLE ARE INTERESTED IN TABLING IT, I WANT TO HOLD OFF ON APPROVING THE MOTION TO TABLE TO GIVE COUNCIL AND PUBLIC A CHANCE TO SAY, DURING THIS UPCOMING BREAK BEFORE IT'S BROUGHT BACK UP AGAIN, IS OUR INFORMATION THAT NEEDS TO BE, THAT STAFF NEEDS TO PUT TOGETHER.

THEY HAVE TALKED ABOUT HAVING A DRAFT POLICY IN PLACE.

I'M OPEN TO WHAT ARE SOME OF THE THOUGHT WE WANT IF WE WERE TO TABLE THIS, WHAT ARE THOUGHTS YOU WOULD LIKE TO HAVE? ONCE WE TABLE IT, WE CAN'T DISCUSS T.

I'M LEAVING IT OPEN ON ANY POSSIBLE TABLING UNTIL AFTER WE HAVE A CHANCE TO DISCUSS IT IF WE WERE TO HAVE THIS COME FORWARD IN THE FALL WHAT ARE THINGS YOU WOULD WANT TO SEE STAFF WORKING ON? I'M GOING TO OPEN IT TO COUNCILMEMBERS AND GAIN YOUR THOUGHTS.

>> B. KOWALCZYK: YES. THIS S BETH.

THANK YOU FOR THAT. I KIND OF SENT MY THOUGHTS A WEEK AGO AFTER WE RECEIVED A NUMBER OF COMMENTS, WHICH MADE ME WANT TO TAKE ANOTHER LOOK AT THIS ISSUE.

AND UNDERSTANDING THAT WE THOUGHT INITIALLY IT MADE SENSE BUT THERE ARE DEFINITELY QUESTIONS ABOUT POLICY AND USE OF THE CAMERAS. I WOULD JUST REITERATE THAT THERE ARE THINGS IN THE EMAIL THAT I HAD ASKED ABOUT IN TERMS OF HOW AND WHEN THE CAMERAS WOULD BE USED, TO WHOM FOOTAGE IS ACCESSIBLE, HOW WILL CITIZEN PRIVACY BE MAINTAINED? WHAT ARE THE COSTS FOR STORAGE? HOW WILL THE POLICE PREPARE REPORTS WHEN THERE IS FOOTAGE AVAILABLE? AND SOME THINGS IN THE ARTICLES I SENT I WANTED TO HAVE A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF WHAT THE PURPOSE OF THE BODY CAMERAS REALLY RE. LOOKING AT THE RECENT STUDIES,

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IT DOESN'T SHOW THAT NECESSARILY, THE REVIEWS ARE MIXED IN TERMS OF MINIMIZING POLICE MISCONDUCT.

IF WE'RE LOOKING TO PURCHASE THESE CAMERAS, I WANT TO UNDERSTAND EXACTLY WHAT THE PURPOSE WILL BE FOR.

WHAT GOALS WE'RE TRYING TO ACHIEVE. I THINK WHAT WE WANT TO DO AS WE MOVE FORWARD IN DISCUSSIONS ABOUT THERE IS A NATIONAL DISCUSSION ABOUT POLICE AND I KNOW THE STATE HOUSE.

LOOKING AT HOW WE CAN CONTINUE TO BUILD TRUST BETWEEN THE POLICE AND THE COMMUNITY AND ENSURE EVERYONE, THE POLICE ARE SERVING AND PROTECTING EVERYONE AND THAT WE'RE UP HOLDING TRANSPARENCY AND ACCOUNTABILITY. I HAD THINGS IN MY EMAIL I SENT LAST WEEK. I THINK THOSE WOULD BE GOOD PLACES TO START. AND I'M SURE OTHERS HAD OTHER

QUESTIONS AS WELL. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: WE THANK YOU FOR THAT EXTENSIVE EMAIL.

IT WAS VERY WELL WRITTEN. OTHER COMMENTS FROM COUNCIL

MEMBERS? >> D. ROBINSON: I WOULD SIMPLY ADD THAT I WOULD HOPE WE WOULD GET THE PROPOSED POLICIES AND PROCEDURES REGULATING THE USE OF THE CAMERAS WELL IN ADVANCE OF CONSIDERATION BY COUNCIL SO WE HAVE ADEQUATE TIME TO CONSIDER AND HAVE PUBLIC DISCUSSION OURSELVES WITH MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC IN TIME. SO PLEASE GIVE US ADEQUATE TIME.

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

ANYONE ELSE? >> R. DOROTHY: YES.

>> PRO TEM S. MYERS: I HAVE ONE QUICK -- GO AHEAD, RACHEL.

PLEASE. >> R. DOROTHY: WELL, I WOULD LIKE TO ECHO A LOT OF WHAT MS. KOWALCZYK ADDRESSED AND WHAT MR. ROBINSON TOUCHED ON ABOUT THESE BODY CAMERAS.

I KNOW WE PASSED A RESOLUTION. RECOGNIZING THE IMPACTS OF RACISM, CONDEMNING RACISM AND PROMOTING RACIAL EQUITY.

WE RECOGNIZED OUR DEDICATED SERVICE PROVIDED BY THE PEOPLE SERVING IN THE WORTHINGTON POLICE DEPARTMENT.

AND NOTED OUR APPRECIATION OF THEIR POSITIVE INTERACTION WITH PEOPLE THROUGHOUT THE COMMUNITY. BUT WE ALSO DID WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT WE KEPT UP TO DATE ON POLICE TRAINING, MANAGEMENT, INTERNAL INVESTIGATIONS, AND PROVIDE CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT, TRANSPARENCY, ACCOUNTABILITY, LEGITIMACY IN THE COMMUNITY WITH EMPHASIS IN DIVERSITY AWARENESS, ETHICS, SOCIAL EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE, CRISIS INTERVENTION, BIAS INTERVENTION, AND DEESCALATION TECHNIQUES TO PROMOTE CIVIL RIGHTS.

IT DIDN'T HAVE ANYTHING ABOUT BODY CAMERAS.

MY BIGGEST CONCERN IS OUR POLICY, WHAT OUR PREVIOUS PROTECTIONS WITH GOING TO BE FOR THE -- PRIVACY -- FOR THE COMMUNITY. THERE IS A LOT OF TECHNOLOGY, FACIAL RECOGNITION TECHNOLOGY. IS THAT SOMETHING WE WOULD LOOK INTO? THERE IS A A LOT OF UNKNOWNS WT WE WOULD DO FOR PRIVACY. THEN WHAT WOULD BE OUR POLICY FOR HAVING CAMERAS ON OUR OFF? WHO WOULD HAVE ACCESS TO THE VIDEO? THE PUBLIC OR THE POLICE.

WHEN COULD THEY HAVE ACCESS? HOW LONG AND AT WHAT EXPENSE WOULD THESE VIDEOS BE USED FOR STORAGE BUT THEN ALSO TO PROVIDE TRAINING AND REVIEW FOR INTERNAL/EXTERNAL DOCUMENT REVIEW, THE REDACTION REENVIRONMENT -- REQUIREMENTS FOR FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUESTS, WHAT WOULD THE COST BE FOR THIS TRAINING AND STORAGE AND PROCESSING THE FOOTAGE OF THE CAMERAS? I WOULD LIKE A BETTER COST OF EVERYTHING, NOT JUST THE INITIAL CAMERA EXPENSE AND REPLACEMENT BUT THE STORAGE AND PROCESSING COSTS, I WOULD LIKE A MUCH BETTER... WE'RE LOOKING AT A FUNDING SOURCE THAT WE COULD ALSO USE TO REPLACE, UPDATE OR MAINTAIN OTHER EXISTING EQUIPMENT USED BY LAW ENFORCEMENT FOR HE PURPOSE OF INVESTIGATING CRIMINAL ACTIVITY, IS THERE SOME OTHER EXISTING EQUIPMENT THAT WE CAN REPLACE OR PDATE? SO I WAS WONDERING HOW WE CAN USE OUR LIMITED CITY RESOURCES TO BETTER FOSTER TRANSPARENCY AND TRUST IN THE COMMUNITY.

SO THEN I ALSO DO JUST HAVE GENERAL CONCERNS ABOUT HOW VALUABLE THIS INFORMATION IS COLLECTED FROM A BODY CAMERA RECORDINGS, THE CAMERAS DO CAPTURE EVERYTHING THAT OCCURS LEADING UP TO AND DURING AN INCIDENT THAT IT RECORDS BUT WHAT HAPPENS WHEN AN EVENT IS FILMED AT A DIFFERENT ANGLE OR LONGER PERIOD OF TIME. CAMERAS ARE OBJECTIVE IN WHAT THEY RECORD BUT THEY ARE NOT COMPREHENSIVE RECORDING ALL ASPECTS OF AN INCIDENT, NO CAMERA IS.

THE PLACEMENT AND ANGLE RECORDING AN EVENT, HAS A LARGE

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EFFECT ON WHAT IS CAPTURED AND HOW VIEWERS INTERPRET THE INTERACTION. BODY CAMERAS SHOW A SCENE FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF THE OFFICER, AND IMAGE ON THE SCREEN IS FOCUSED ON THE SUBJECT. THAT CHANGES AWAY THE WAY THE INCIDENT IS INTERPRETED BY PEOPLE VIEWING.

PEOPLE ARE MORE LIKELY TO THINK A OBJECT OR PERSON IN THE FIELD OF VISION CAUSED SOMETHING TO HAPPEN.

A WIDE LENS SURVEILLANCE VIDEO CAN PUT OFFICER AND ITS ENTIRE BODY ON SCREEN ALONG WITH SUSPECT AND ELIMINATES THAT.

I WANT O RECOGNIZE THAT EVERY VIEWPOINT IS DIFFERENT.

WE WILL CAPTURE INFORMATION BUT IT'S DEFINITELY NOT THE WHOLE STORY. I THINK THAT BODY CAMERAS CAN BE USED FOR GOOD. BUT WE REALLY NEED TO KNOW WHAT THIS POLICY IS. AND I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW THAT BEFORE WE GET INTO BUYING THE CAMERAS.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: OKAY. MR. ARE MR. MEYERS?

>> PRO TEM S. MYERS: SINCE IT LOOKS LIKE WE'RE MOVING TOWARD TABLING, I WILL KEEP MY COMMENTS ABOUT BODY CAMERAS THEMSELVES FOR A LATER DATE. I HAVE MORE OF A GOVERNANCE COMMENT I WANT TO MAKE CERTAIN WE'RE CAREFUL ABOUT.

OUR ROLE AS A CITY COUNCIL I LIKEN TO A BOARD OF DIRECTORS.

OUR OBLIGATION TO SET POLICY AND TO GIVE GUIDANCE AND ESTABLISH GOALS. WE THEN HAVE UR CITY MANAGER WHO SERVES AS OUR PRESIDENT OR COO, WHO THEN IMPLEMENTS THAT POLICY. TYPICALLY, DEPARTMENTAL POLICIES WOULD BE WITHIN THE AMBIT OF THE CITY MANAGER AND DEPARTMENT CHIEF. IT IS A VERY RARE AND EXCEPTIONAL CIRCUMSTANCE THAT CITY COUNCIL WOULD INTERACT AT THE CHIEF LEVEL ON A MATTER OF POLICY.

THAT BEING SAID, I UNDERSTAND THIS IS A MATTER OF URGENT AND CRITICAL CONCERN TO OUR CITIZENS, IT'S ONE WE PROBABLY NEED TO BE INVOLVED IN. I WANT TO MAKE SURE WE ECOGNIZE THAT TO HAVE COUNCIL REVIEW AND POTENTIALLY APPROVE A DEPARTMENTAL POLICY IS VERY MUCH OUT OF THE ORDINARY.

I DON'T WANT TO SET A PRECEDENT HERE THAT WE END UP MICROMANAGING WHETHER MR. HURLEY PUTS NEW LOAM DOWN ON HIS BASEBALL FIELDS BECAUSE WE DON'T THINK IT'S THE RIGHT WAY TO SPEND MONEY. I WANT TO MAKE CERTAIN WE'RE CAREFUL HOW WE GO ABOUT OUR ANALYSIS IN THIS REVIEW AND WE DON'T GET IN THE HABIT OF DOING THIS ROUTINE.

THAT'S MY ONLY COMMENT AT THIS POINT.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: OKAY. ARE THERE ANY OTHER COUNCILMEMBERS THAT WANT TO COMMENT AND THEN WE'LL SEE IF THERE IS PUBLIC. ONCE WE TABLE THIS, IF WE MOVE TO TABLE, THEN WE HAVE TO END DISCUSSION.

I LEAVE IT OPEN FOR FURTHER DISCUSSION.

>> P. BUCHER: I WAS GOING TO ADD, I THINK A LOT OF THE QUESTIONS COVERED WE'LL GIVE US A MUCH BETTER STANDING TO THINK ON THIS AND MAKE A DECISION WHEN WE TAKE IT UP AGAIN.

APPRECIATE THE THOUGHTFUL RESEARCH WE'VE SEEN SO FAR ROM YOU ALL, FROM THE MEMBERS OF THE COMMUNITY AND ECHO THE DESIRE FROM THE CITY STAFF ANYTHING THAT MIGHT BE AVAILABLE TO READ WITH PLENTY OF NOTICE THAT MAYBE WE'RE GOING TO GO THROUGH TONIGHT WOULD BE APPRECIATED. WE ARE INFORMED WHEN THE TIME IS

APPROPRIATE. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: OKAY.

>> D. ROBINSON: MADAM PRESIDENT. I WOULD LIKE TO RESPOND TO MR. MEYERS' COMMENTS AND DESCRIPTION OF GOVERNANCE.

I AGREE WITH HIS GENERAL DESCRIPTION THAT BOARDS OF DIRECTORS SET POLICY AND THEN LARGELY SET THE PRECEDENT FREE.

BUT ALSO, BOARD OF DIRECTORS ALSO NEED TO SERVE AN OVERSIGHT FUNCTION. AND RECOGNIZE THAT IN CRITICAL CASES, SPECIFIC POLICIES ACTUALLY DEFINE AND IMPLEMENT THE STRATEGY. AND I THINK E'RE IN A MOMENT RIGHT NOW WITH LAW ENFORCEMENT, PARTICULARLY, THAT STRATEGY IS BEING SET THROUGH THE PARTICULARS OF POLICY.

AND I THINK IT'S ENTIRELY APPROPRIATE.

I THINK THAT'S WHAT THE PUBLIC WOULD EXPECT FROM HEIR ELECTED OFFICIALS TO WEIGH IN AND DIG INTO SOME OF THE DETAILS WHERE OUR VALUES ARE BEING ARTICULATED VERY CLEARLY.

THOSE ARE MY THOUGHTS ON THAT ISSUE.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: OKAY. ANYONE ELSE? DO WE HAVE ANY PEOPLE FROM THE PUBLIC WHO WANT TO COMMENT ON

THIS, MS. THRESS? >> D. KAY THRESS: THE SAME TWO CALLERS ARE STILL IN HE MEETING, BONNIE.

I DON'T KNOW. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: OKAY.

IF EITHER OF THE CALLERS, F YOU WANT TO, UNMUTE YOURSELF.

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AND STAR 6, AND LET US HAVE YOUR SHORT COMMENTS.

OR IF NOT, IF YOUR CONCERNED HAVE BEEN ADDRESS SAID BY -- ADDRESSED BY THE COUNCILMEMBERS, THAT'S WONDERFUL TOO.

>> HELLO? >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: HELLO.

WE HEAR YOU. WHO IS THIS?

>> THIS IS JOLIE SWEET. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: WHAT'S

YOUR ADDRESS, MA'AM? >> WELL, I DON'T LIVE IN WORTHINGTON. AM I ALLOWED TO SAY SOMETHING IF

I LIVE OUTSIDE OF WORTHINGTON? >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: YES, BE WE ASK WHEN YOU SPEAK AND WE HAVE AN INPERSON MEETING, YOU FILL OUT A CARD WITH YOUR NAME AND ADDRESS.

IT'S A NORMAL FUNCTION HOW WE DO THINGS.

WE ASK FOR THE NAME AND ADDRESS. >> I LIVE EAST OF WORTHINGTON.

AND 1315 CHESTERTON LANE, COLUMBUS.

43229. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: FEEL

FREE TO GIVE US YOUR COMMENTS. >> I WANTED TO SAY THAT I'M A SOCIAL WORKER AND PSYCHOTHERAPIST.

I USED TO BE IN WORTHINGTON AND NOW IN CLINTONVILLE.

SPEAKING FROM THAT PERSPECTIVE, I WANTED TO SAY I HAVE TIES IN THAT COMMUNITY IN WORTHINGTON. IT APPEARS TO ME STRONGLY THAT PEOPLE HERE REALLY WANT TO DO THE RIGHT THING.

AND I JUST WANTED TO -- I ENCOURAGE THE TABLING.

I THINK THAT'S A GREAT IDEA. IT'S ONE OF THOSE THINGS THAT IT APPEARS AT FIRST BLUSH LIKE THE THING TO DO.

BUT IT'S SO MUCH MORE COMPLEX THAN THAT.

I THINK CITIZENS AND POLICE AND EVERYTHING MIGHT SAY, YEAH, THAT'S THE RIGHT THING TO DO, LET'S DO THAT.

BUT IF WE ACT TOO IMPULSIVELY WE MIGHT NOT MAKE THINGS BETTER IN THE LONG RUN. I LOVE THE IDEA OF TABLING AND DOING MORE RESEARCH. THAT'S ALL I WANT TODAY SAY.

THANK YOU. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: THANK YOU VERY MUCH. IS THERE ANYBODY ELSE WITH COMMENTS THEY WOULD LIKE TO MAKE? HEARING NONE COMING THROUGH, MSS ORDINANCE, SECONDED BY MR. ROBINSON. ALL THOSE IN FAVOR, SIGNIFY BY .

OPPOSED? OKAY.

WE HAVE EFFECTIVELYITABLIED THAT MOTION F FOR A FUTURE

[7.B. Ordinance No. 27-2020 Appropriation - Coronavirus Relief Fund]

CONSIDERATION. ORDINANCE 27-2020.

APPROPRIATION FOR THE 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.

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

>> M. GREESON: PRESIDENT MICHAEL, AND I'M GOING TO INVITE MR. BARTTER. WE'RE GOING TO ASK FOR A MOTION TO TABLE UNTIL SEPTEMBER 8. MR. BARTTER, DO YOU WANT TO SHARE WHY YOU THINK HAT'S A GOOD IDEA?

>> S. BARTTER: SURE. WE EXPECTED INTRODUCTION OF THIS LEGISLATION BECAUSE I THOUGHT WE NEEDED TO TIE IT TO A BUSINESS GRANT PROGRAM WE WANTED TO GET THAT INTRODUCED ND APPROPRIATED PRIOR TO RECESS. WITH THE GUIDANCE FORTHCOMING FROM THE TREASURY AND OHIO DEPARTMENT OF BUDGET MANAGEMENT, AS I MENTIONED IN THE LAST TWO MEETINGS, WE THINK WE CAN UTILIZE THESE FUNDS FOR OTHER PURPOSES.

NO NEED TO EXPEDITE AT THIS POINT.

IT WILL GIVE ME ADDITIONAL TIME TO MAKE SURE WE HAVE GOOD

NUMBERS TO FILL IN THOSE BLANKS. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: ANYBODY HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS REGARDING TABLING THIS MOTION UNTIL SEPTEMBER 8? HEARING NONE, MR. BUCHER, MOVES WE TABLE THIS ORDINANCE. SECONDED BY MS. KOWALCZYK.

ANY FURTHER DISCUSSION ON TABLING? IF NOT, ALL THOSE IN FAVOR, SIGNIFY BY SAYING AYE.

ALL THOSE OPPOSED, LIKE SIGN. OKAY, ORDINANCE 27-2020 IS TABLED. MOVING ONTO ORDINANCE 28-2020.

[7.C. Ordinance No. 28-2020 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

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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.

MR. GREESON. >> M. GREESON: PRESIDENT MIC HAEL, MEMBERS OF COUNCIL, YOU PREVIOUSLY ISSUED SHORT-TERM NOTES TO HELP FUND THE LIST OF PROJECTS THAT ARE HERE BEFORE YOU THIS EVENING. AND THIS IS AUTHORIZING M MR. BARTTER AND I TO ESSENTIALLY ISSUE NEW RENEWAL NOTES, IF YOU WILL, OR SOMETIMES WE CALL THAT ROLLING NOTES.

MR. BARTTER, DO YOU WANT TO TALK ABOUT EXPECTED INTEREST RATES AND ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE TO ADD ABOUT HAT WE'RE DOING?

>> S. BARTTER: IN 2018, COUNCIL AUTHORIZED ISSUANCE OF $4.4 MILLION, AND VARIOUS PURPOSE NOTES O FUND THE PROJECTS LISTED IN THE MEMO. WE CONTINUE TO PAY PRINCIPAL BUT ROLL NOTES EACH YEAR. IT'S DIFFICULT DO ANTICIPATE EXACTLY WHAT INTEREST RATES WILL BE.

WE'RE IN A VERY FRIENDLY INTEREST RATE NVIRONMENT.

WE ANTICIPATE RIGHT NOW THAT WE WILL HAVE A RATE LOWER THAN 1.37% WE'RE PAYING ON 2019 NOTES.

WE ANTICIPATE TAKING THESE TO MARKET IN SEPTEMBER.

AND THAT'S ALL I'VE GOT ON IT. >> M. GREESON: AND THEN WE'LL ROLL THOSE UP INTO A LONGER-TERM BOND ISSUES WITH OTHER PROJECT

AND ACTIVITIES I WOULD SAY. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: DOES ANYONE HAVE QUESTIONS REGARDING THIS ORDINANCE?

>> D. ROBINSON: I HAVE A GENERAL ONE.

MR. BARTTER? >> S. BARTTER: YES, SIR.

>> D. ROBINSON: HEY, I CALLED AND LEFT A MESSAGE WITH YOU TODAY JUST ASKING YOU WHETHER YOU COULD SPEAK TO THE ISSUE OF OUR GENERAL DEBT BURDEN FOR THE CITY JUST SO THAT COUNCIL AND FOLKS IN THE PUBLIC HAVE A SENSE THAT WE ARE BORROWING RESPONSIBLY. I KNOW WE ARE.

CAN YOU GIVE A FEW NUMBERS TO GIVE A PICTURE OF THE DEBT BURDEN FOR THE CITY AND HOW THE NOTES WILL IMPACT THAT?

>> S. BARTTER: SURE. I LOVE TALKING BIG NUMBERS.

THERE IS A LEGAL DEBT LIMITATION THAT IS 10.5% OF THE ASSESSED VALUATION OF 5.5%, DEPENDING ON WHETHER OR NOT THE DEBT IS VOTED OR UNVOTED. THE LARGER ONE IS 68 MILLION,

THE 5.5% WOULD BE 35,764,463. >> D. ROBINSON: THE LARGER VOTED

CORRECT? >> S. BARTTER: IT'S SELF SUPPORTING DEBT. I ANTICIPATE THAT WE WILL BE AT ABOUT $11,244,374 ONCE WE ADD THE NOTES THAT ARE THE SUBJECT OF THE NEXT ORDINANCE, AND TAKE OFF THE PRINCIPAL WE PAY ON THE 2019 NOTES. THE OTHER LIMITATION I ALWAYS THINK IT'S IMPORTANT TO TALK ABOUT IS OUR ABILITY TO REPAY.

THIS GETS REPAID FROM THE BOND RETIREMENT FUND, $100,000 A YEAR, TAX. A TRANSFER FROM THE CONTAMINATE IMPROVEMENTS FUND -- CAPITAL -- THE 2021 PROJECTION HAS US WITH ABOUT 21% OF THE CHAPTER -- CAPITAL EXPENSES FUND.

THAT'S GOOD FOR 2021. OF COURSE, WE LIKE TO LOOK AT THE C.I.P. AS A PIE CHART. YOU AN DIVIDE BETWEEN WHAT YOU PAY FOR IN CASH, WHAT YOU DO WITH EQUIPMENT, AND PAY FOR DEBT AND ADMINISTRATION. DEBT AND ADMINISTRATION COMES OFF THE TOP. THE LESS WE HAVE IN DEBT, THE MORE WE HAVE AVAILABLE FOR THE OTHER TWO PIECES OF THE PIE.

IT PROJECTED IN 2021 TO BE 21% WE FEEL THAT'S A PRETTY GOOD

PLACE TO BE. >> D. ROBINSON: THANK YOU.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: OKAY. >> S. BARTTER: I GOT YOUR CALL,

BY THE WAY. >> D. ROBINSON: THANKS.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: DO WE COMMENTS REGARDING THISS OR-

ORDINANCE? >> R. DOROTHY: I THINK IT WAS IN

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THE MEMO. WHEN WOULD WE ANTICIPATE HAVING THE REALLY BIG LONG-TERM BOND HAPPEN?

>> S. BARTTER: WE WERE THINKING IT MIGHT BE 2020.

NOW MAYBE 2021 DEPENDING ON WHAT THE -- IT'S KIND OF UP IN THE

AIR. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: OKAY.

MS. THRESS, IS THERE ANY OTHER COUNCIL QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS? MS. THRESS, HAS ANYONE CALLED IN ON THIS ORDINANCE?

>> D. KAY THRESS: NOT THAT I'M AWARE OF.

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

CAN YOU PLEASE CALL THE ROLL ON ORDINANCE 28-2020?

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

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

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

ORDINANCE 28-2020 IS PASSED. MOVING ONTO BETWEEN--- 29-2020.

[7.D. 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, CONSTRUCTING, 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. MR. GREESON, MR. BARTTER?

>> M. GREESON: PRESIDENT MICHAEF COUNCIL, I THINK IN RECENT MEETINGS YOU'VE TALKED ABOUT, WE'VE TALKED ABOUT THE POLICE DIVISION ROOF. YOU HEARD A PRESENTATION FROM ABM ABOUT SOME OF THEIR WORK RELATED TO THE HVAC SYSTEM.

AND OF COURSE YOU ARE AMILIAR WITH THE INDOOR AIR QUALITY ISSUES WE'RE TRYING TO ADDRESS IN THIS FACILITY AS WELL.

AND SO ALL OF THIS YOU PROGRAMMED IN THE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS PROGRAM AS BEING DEBT FUNDED.

AND WE'RE PROPOSING TO ISSUE SHORT-TERM NOTES TO INANCE IT.

MR. BARTTER, HAVE I GOT ANYTHING WRONG? PLEASE CORRECT ME OR ADD ANYTHING AS WELL.

>> S. BARTTER: I THINK YOU GOT IT.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: OKAY. DOES ANYBODY HAVE QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS REGARDING THIS ORDINANCE? OKAY. HEARING NONE, CAN YOU PLEASE CALL THE ROLL ON ORDINANCE BETWEEN--- 29-2020?

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

>> D. SMITH: YES. >> P. BUCHER: YES.

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

ORDINANCE 29-2020 IS PASSED. MOVING ONTO ORDINANCE 31-2020.

[7.E. Ordinance No. 31-2020 Sewer Service Agreement with City of Columbus]

SEWER SERVICE AGREEMENT WITH CITY OF COLUMBUS.

AMENDING CODIFIED ORDINANCE SECTION 929.01 - SEWER CONTRACT WITH COLUMBUS AND AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO ENTER INTO A THIRTY-YEAR SEWER SERVICES AGREEMENT WITH THE CITY OF COLUMBUS. MR. GREESON?

>> M. GREESON: PRESIDENT MICHAEL, WE BRIEFED YOU A LITTLE BIT ON THIS LAST WEEK, MR. LINDSEY DID, I'M GOING TO TURN IT OVER TO HIM TO TOUCH BASE ON THIS AGREEMENT.

IN PARTICULAR, HOW IT TREATS THE BROOK SIDE AREA.

MR. LINDSEY, IF YOU ARE THERE. >> MR. LINDSEY: THANK YOU, CITY MANAGER GREESON, AND COUNCILMEMBER MICHAEL, MEMBERS OF COUNCIL. THE CITY HAS A LONG HISTORY OF RECEIVING ITS SUING SERVICES FROM THE CITY OF COLUMBUS AS DO THE ESSENTIALLY ALL OF THE FRANKLIN COUNTY COMMUNITIES.

THE CURRENT AGREEMENT EXPIRED AT THE END OF JUNE DUE TO COVID-19 ISSUES, WE DIDN'T GET THIS FINALIZED AND IN FRONT OF YOU.

IT HAS TECHNICALLY EXPIRED, ALTHOUGH COLUMBUS IS CONTINUING TO TREAT OUR SEWER THAT FLOWS TO THEM.

THE AGREEMENT ITSELF, THIS WILL BE FOR A 30-YEAR PERIOD.

THE ONE SORT OF SIGNIFICANT CHANGE THAT MR. GREESON REFERRED TO IS THAT THE BROOK SIDE ESTATE AREA WAS INCLUDED IN OUR SERVICE BOUNDARIES AS PART OF THE ANNEXATION POLICIES THAT WERE EMBEDDED IN THE SEWER AGREEMENTS WITH THE CITY OF COLUMBUS, WHICH BASICALLY REQUIRED ANY UNINCORPORATED AREAS TO INCORPORATE NTO THE DESIGNATED COMMUNITY IN ORDER TO RECEIVE SEWER SERVICES FROM THE CITY OF COLUMBUS.

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THE CITY OF COLUMBUS HAS RECONSIDERED AFTER MANY, MANY YEARS ITS POLICY IN THIS REGARD. IT HAS DETERMINED THAT FREQUENTLY, PRIMARILY RESIDENTIAL-ONLY AREAS ARE NOT EXTREMELY BENEFICIAL FROM AN ECONOMIC STANDPOINT AND COST MORE TO SERVICE. AND SO THE CITY OF COLUMBUS IS STARTING TO CONSIDER ALLOWING UNINCORPORATED AREAS TO RECEIVE SEWER SERVICES WITHOUT REQUIRING INCORPORATION.

THE SAME POLICY CONSIDERATIONS WOULD APPLY FOR THE CITY SERVING EXTENDED AREAS THAT ARE PRIMARILY RESIDENTIAL ENDS UP BEING A NET LOSS FOR THE CITY. AND THEREFORE NOT IN OUR BEST INTEREST FROM A FINANCIAL STANDPOINT.

THE REVISED MAP OF THE BOUNDARY AREAS AS MENTIONED WILL IT EXCLUDE THE BROOK SIDE ESTATE AREA, AND AREAS WHAT I WOULD CONSIDER THE WORTHINGTON PROPER, THE EXISTING CORPORATE BOUNDARIES HAVE A FEW LITTLE AREAS UNINCORPORATED, THOSE WOULD BE SUBJECT TO THE REQUIREMENT OF ANNEXATION PRIOR A TO RECEIVING SERVICE. THE REST OF THE CHANGES ARE RELATIVELY MINOR. AND MOSTLY JUST CLEAN UP BASED ON CHANGES OVER THE 20-YEAR PERIOD OF THE PRIOR AGREEMENT.

THE ONE THING THAT IS ADDED TO THIS PARTICULAR ORDINANCE IS THAT THE PRIOR AGREEMENT WAS CODIFIED IN SECTION 929.01 OF OUR CODIFIED ORDINANCES. IT'S RATHER UNUSUAL TO SEE AN ENTIRE AGREEMENT CODIFIED. USUALLY THE ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING OR ADDRESSING CERTAIN ASPECTS MIGHT BE CODIFIED BUT NOT THE ENTIRE AGREEMENT.

WITH THIS BEING THE NEW AGREEMENT THAT WILL BE COMING INTO PLAY, I THOUGHT AN APPROPRIATE TIME TO AMEND SECOND 929.01 TO TAKE OUT THE ENTIRE OLD AGREEMENT AND NOT TO REPLACE IT WITH THE NEW AGREEMENT BUT INSTEAD TO INCLUDE THE SPECIFIC LANGUAGE THAT IS REQUIRED AS PART OF THIS AGREEMENT.

AND THAT IS THAT THE CITY OF COLUMBUS CODE PROVISIONS RELATING TO THE SEWER SYSTEM ARE REQUIRED TO BE DOMINATED -- ADOPTED BY US. THAT WAS THE CASE IN THE OLD AGREEMENT AS WELL AS THIS NEW AGREEMENT.

AND HEREFORE, THAT WILL BE CODIFIED IN 929.01, THAT WILL ALLOW PROMOTE ENFORCEMENT SHOULD THERE BE ISSUED REGARDING VIOLATIONESS OF THE COLUMBUS CITY CODE RELATING TO SEWER.

WITH THAT, I'LL ANSWER QUESTIONS.

I TRIED TO BE QUICK, PRESIDENT MICHAEL.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: ANY QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS? HARING NONE, MS. THRESS, CAN YOU CALL THE ROLL ON ORDINANCE 3 31-2021.

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

>> D. SMITH: YES. >> PRO TEM S. MYERS: ONLY BECAUSE I HAVE NO OTHER CHOICE, YES.

>> P. BUCHER: YES. >> D. ROBINSON: YES.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: YES. ORDINANCE 31-20202020 IS PASSED.

[8.A. Resolution No. 34-2020 Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan]

NEW LEGISLATION TO BE INTRODUCED.

34-2020. NATURAL HAZARD MITIGATION PLAN ADOPTING THE FRANKLIN COUNTY NATURAL HAZARD MITIGATION PLAN.

INTRODUCED BY MR. SMITH. MOVED FOR ADOPTION BY MR. MEYERS. SECONDED BY MS. DOROTHY.

MR. GREESON. >> M. GREESON: PRESIDENT MIC HAEL, MEMBERS OF COUNCIL, MR. WD ENGINEERING DIRECTOR BRIEFED YOU ON THIS AT YOUR LAST MEETING. WE'LL BY HAPPY TO GIVE A PRESENTATION IF YOU WANT. THIS IS THE PUBLIC HEARING BUT IN THE INTEREST OF TIME THIS EVENING, IF YOU WANT TO FOREGO A STAFF PRESENTATION AND MOVE FORWARD WITH IT, WITH PUBLIC PARTICIPATION AND DISCUSSION BY COUNCIL, WE WOULD BE GLAD TO DO THAT. WHATEVER YOUR PREFERENCE IS.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: OKAY. ANYBODY HAVE A NEED FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION REGARDING THIS?

>> R. DOROTHY: I THOUGHT YOU DID A GOOD PRESENTATION THE LAST

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TIME THIS WAS BROUGHT FORWARD. THANK YOU.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: NOT HEARING ANYBODY REQUESTING ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON THIS, I'LL TAKE THE VOTE.

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

OKAY. RESOLUTION 34-2020 S PASSED.

[8.B. Resolution No. 35-2020 Joint Economic Development District (JEDD) with Sharon Township]

RESOLUTION 35-2020. JOINT ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT (JEDD) WITH SHARON TOWNSHIP.

AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO ENTER INTO A JOINT ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT CONTRACT WITH SHARON TOWNSHIP PURSUANT TO OHIO REVISED CODE SECTION 715.72.

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

MR. GREESON, I KNOW WE'VE HAD A PRESENTATION ON THIS BEFORE TOO.

>> M. GREESON: INDEED YOU HAVE. I'VE BROUGHT BACK TO YOU FOR THIS EVENING'S MEETING, MR. DAVID MCCORKLE OUR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR. HE'LL COVER THIS ITEM AGAIN, ALONG WITH MR. LINDSEY IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT IT.

AND ALSO COVER THE NEXT TWO ITEMS. MR. MCCORKLE? ASKING YOU TOUGH QUESTIONS,

PLEASE. >> THANK YOU, MR. GREESON.

PRESIDENT MICHAEL, MEMBERS OF COUNCIL, I WILL HIT ON THE SUMMARY SINCE THIS HAS BEEN IN FRONT OF YOU ONE TIME.

BUT WHAT YOU ARE LOOKING AT TONIGHT IS ACTUALLY THE APPROVAL OF THE CONTRACT FROM THE JOINT ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT.

WHAT WAS BEFORE YOU IN JUNE WAS THE PUBLIC HEARING.

SO THAT WAS THE PPORTUNITY FOR THE PUBLIC TO COME IN AND WEIGH IN. THIS IS THE ACTUAL APPROVAL OF THE CONTRACT. SO UNDER THE REVISED CODE, JEDD, JOINT ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT IS A SPECIAL PURPOSE DISTRICT THAT CAN BE CREATED BETWEEN A MUNICIPAL CORPORATION AND TOWNSHIP, WORTHINGTON AND SHARON TOWNSHIP.

UNDER OHIO LAW IT ALLOWS A LEVYING POWER, A DISTRICT-WIDE LEVYING POWER WHERE A TOWNSHIP CAN ACTUALLY USE THE CITY'S INCOME TAX. SO WE WOULD PARTNER WITH THE TOWNSHIP. AND THEY WOULD BE ABLE TO CHARGE OR LEVY AN INCOME TAX IN THAT DISTRICT.

THE PROJECT THAT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT, THE LOCATION IS AT THE FOOT OF WORTHINGTON HILLS, SO OLENTANGY CENTER THERE.

THERE ARE THREE PARCELS. FOR THE PURPOSE OF THIS PROJECT, THOSE ARE ASSISTED LIVING CENTER, THE RETAIL WHERE THE HILLS IS, AND A THIRD PARCEL UNDEVELOPED NOW, IT'S A BROWN FIELD OUT ON 315 THERE. SO YOU DID SEE THE PUBLIC HEARING IN JUNE ON JUNE 15TH. TONIGHT, WE ARE LOOKING FOR APPROVAL OF THE RESOLUTION. UNDER THE TERMS, I'M GOING TO HIGHLIGHT REALLY QUICKLY WHAT THE CONTRACT TERMS ARE IN SUMMARY SO YOU DON'T HAVE TO READ THROUGH THE 35-PAGE DOCUMENT. THE TERM WOULD GO THROUGH 2070, A 50-YEAR TERM FOR THIS DISTRICT.

THE CITYWIDE CONTINUE TO PROVIDE FIRE AND EMS. WE WOULD BE RESPONSIBLE FOR INCOME TAX ADMINISTRATION, WHICH MR. BARTTER IS EXCITED ABOUT. HOWEVER, UNDER THE TERMS OF THE CONTRACT, WE WOULD CHARGE 3% FEE OFF OF THE INCOME TAXES THAT ARE COLLECTED UPFRONT TO REIMBURSE THE CITY FOR THE COST TO ADMINISTER THE INCOME TAX, THAT IS WHAT RITA CHARGES IS AND WE'LL STAY WITH THAT NUMBER. THE TOWNSHIP WOULD CONTINUE TO PROVIDE POLICE, ROAD MAINTENANCE, CODE ENFORCEMENT AND PROVIDE BOARD ACCOMMODATIONS FOR THIS JEDD BOARD.

IN ADDITION TO THE 3% FOR INCOME TAX ADMINISTRATION, THERE WOULD BE A 2% FEE THAT CAME OFF THE TOP AS WELL FOR OPERATIONS AND MAINTENANCE OF THE DISTRICT. THE REMAINING MONEY AFTER THE 1 -- 2 AND 3% HAVE BEEN SHAVED OFF SPLIT 80/20 WITH SHARON TOWNSHIP AND THE CITY, WITH THE CITY RECEIVING 20%.

THERE ARE FIVE MEMBERS OF THE BOARD.

A MUNICIPAL REPRESENTATIVE FROM THE CITY, A TOWNSHIP REP, A BUSINESS OWNER REP. WE WOULD ACTUALLY, THE CITY IS RESPONSIBLE FOR SELECTING A BUSINESS OWNER REP.

THERE AREN'T MANY BUSINESS OWNERS.

ONLY A FEW TO CHOOSE FROM. AN EMPLOYEE REPRESENTATIVE SELECTED BY THE TOWNSHIP. AND THE LAST WOULD BE A CHAIR THAT IS SELECTED BY THE OTHER FOUR MEMBERS.

THE LAST THING I'LL POINT OUT IS SO THE PROJECTIONS ON THIS ARE

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NOT HUGE WITH RESPECT TO WHAT IT THE INITIAL THOUGHT IS HAT.- BETWEEN 2 AND $3 MILLION IN ANNUAL PAYROLL WILL BE GENERATED. OUR SHARE OF THAT WOULD PROBABLY BE ABOUT $11,000 WHEN ALL IS SAID AND DONE ANNUALLY.

SO THIS IS A 50-YEAR TERM. BUT $11,000 IS THE 20% SHARE.

WE'RE DOING THIS NOT AS AN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DRIVER NECESSARILY FOR THE CITY. BUT BECAUSE WE'RE GOOD MUNICIPAL PARTNERS AND NEIGHBORS. AND THE TOWNSHIP IS SET TO GENERATE PROBABLY 60 OR $70,000 A YEAR OFFER -- OFF OF THIS THAT CAN BENEFIT THIS DEVELOPMENT IN PARTICULAR.

AND THOSE WILL LIKELY BE DOLLARS THAT GO BACK INTO THE DEVELOPMENT. I'LL PAUSE HERE AND ANSWER ANY

QUESTIONS THAT YOU MAY HAVE. >> D. ROBINSON: MR. MCCORKLE?

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: DOES ANYONE HAVE QUESTIONS?

>> D. ROBINSON: MADAM PRESIDENT? >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: YES.

>> D. ROBINSON: HEY, MR. MCCORKLE, JUST TO CLARIFY, THIS DOES NOT REPRESENT A NEW TAX, ISN'T THAT CORRECT?

>> IT WILL BE A NEW TAX FOR THE TOWNSHIP, YES.

>> D. ROBINSON: BUT FOR HE EMPLOYEES, THEY ARE NOT GOING TO BE TAXED MORE THAN THEY OTHERWISE WOULD BE, IS THAT

CORRECT? >> IT DEPENDS.

ON WHERE THEY LIVE, ACTUALLY. SO IF YOU ARE A TOWNSHIP EMPLOYEE, AND YOU HAPPEN TO LIVE IN THE TOWNSHIP ALSO, YOU ARE NOT PAYING INCOME TAX REVENUE. HOWEVER, F YOU ARE AN EMPLOYEE OF THE OLENTANGY VALLEY CENTER, A HILLS MARKET EMPLOYEE AND YOU WORK IN WORTHINGTON, YOU ARE PAYING, 0% TO THE TOWNSHIP BUT YOU ARE PAYING THE 1 -- 2.5% IN RECIPROCITY.

MANY EMPLOYEES ARE ALREADY LIKELY PAYING INCOME TAX TO A MUNICIPALITY WHERE THEY RESIDE. THERE ARE PROBABLY A FEW THAT LIVE AND WORK IN A TOWNSHIP, THAT WOULD BE A NEW TAX.

THE APPROVAL IS 51% OF THE PROPERTY OWNERS AND 51% OF THE BUSINESS OWNERS HAVE TO AGREE TO SIGN A PETITION.

WE HAVE RECEIVED THAT FROM SHARON TOWNSHIP.

>> D. ROBINSON: WHO IS THE DEVELOPER AND OPERATOR OF THE

ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY? >> I WAS TRYING TO PULL IT UP.

MR. LINDSEY, DO YOU HAPPEN TO KNOW THE DEVELOPER?

>> MR. LINDSEY: NO. I KNOW IT'S ON THE PETITION.

>> D. ROBINSON: THAT'S OKAY. IT'S NOT CRITICAL.

IN THE INTEREST OF TIME, THE LAST QUESTION WOULD BE: ARE THE REVENUES FOR WORTHINGTON EXPECTED TO COVER THE FIRE AND

EMS EXPENSES WE'LL NCUR? >> I DON'T KNOW THAT THEY WILL.

AND I WOULD PROBABLY LOOK TO MRY MANAGER GREESON TO ANSWER THAT.

THE DEVELOPER IS CONTINENTAL. I LOOKED IT UP.

>> D. ROBINSON: THANK YOU. >> M. GREESON: ASSISTED LIVING FACILITYERIZE CHALLENGING -- FACILITIES ARE CHALLENGING.

THEY GENERATE QUITE A FEW RUNS FOR FIRE AND EMS. THE ANSWER IS PROBABLY NO. ONE OF THE THINGS WE TALKED TO THE TOWNSHIP ABOUT IN THE COURSE OF, AND MR. BARTTER OR CHIEF ZAMBITO CAN JUMP IN. ANY OF THESE, LIKE ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY, THE KEMPER HOUSE, THOSE ARE GOING TO BE MORE RUN INTENSIVE. WHAT WE'VE TALKED TO THE TOWNSHIP ABOUT AND IT'S IMPORTANT TO GO ON RECORD AT THIS POINT, IN THE COURSE OF NEGOTIATIONS, WE'VE SAID IT'S IMPORTANT FOR US TO BEGIN RENEGOTIATING THE FIRE AND EMS CONTRACT WITH THE TOWNSHIP. IT HASN'T BEEN RENEGOTIATIONED SINCE IT WAS CREATED IN THE 1990S.

-- RENEGOTIATED. AND WHAT'S HAPPENED IS THE TOWNSHIP MILLAGE RATE AND THE TAXES GENERATED OFF OF THAT TOWNSHIP MILLAGE HAVE NOT GROWN ENOUGH TO KEEP PACE WITH THE COST OF PROVIDING THE FIRE SERVICES.

WE'RE OVERDUE ONVE HAD CONVERSAH MR. OBERLE ABOUT THAT.

IN THE COMING MONTHS WE'LL START INITIATING CONVERSATIONS WITH

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THEM ABOUT THAT. ULTIMATELY, I BELIEVE THAT WILL PROBABLY REQUIRE A MILLAGE RATE, A VOTED MILLAGE RATE BEING CONSIDERED BY TOWNSHIP RESIDENTS.

IT WILL TAKE A WHILE TO THE REALLY ASSESS THE CURRENT COST OF PROVIDING SERVICES AND WHAT'S AN PROMOTE UPGRADED CHARGE FOR OUR ERVICE DELIVERY TO THE WHOLE TOWNSHIP.

>> D. ROBINSON: THANK YOU. >> P. BUCHER: I HAVE A BRIEF

QUESTION? >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: ANY

OTHER QUESTIONS? >> P. BUCHER: APOLOGIZE.

DO WE KNOW WHO OUR CITY REPRESENTATIVE WILL BE ON THE JEDD AND WHEN THE OTHER SEATS WE'RE RESPONSIBLE FOR APPOINTING

WHEN THAT WILL OCCUR? >> M. GREESON: IF YOU RAISE YOUR HAND TOO QUICKLY, YOU WILL GET PICKED.

THE POINT PERSON WILL BE. I WILL SERVE AS NEEDED.

>> M. GREESON: I DON'T THINK WE DO.

>> R. DOROTHY: MR. BUCHER, YOU SOUND LIKE A GREAT CANDIDATE.

>> B. KOWALCZYK: THE QUESTION I HAVE IS TIMEFRAME.

I WOULD LIKE TO REVISIT THAT TO UNDERSTAND HOW, WHERE WE ARE IN THIS. WHERE IT'S GOING.

>> GOOD QUESTION. WE ARE APPROVING IT TONIGHT.

OR HOPEFULLY APPROVING IT TONIGHT.

THE TOWNSHIP IS ALSO APPROVING IT.

THEY WERE WAITING ON THEIR 51% PETITIONS TO COME IN.

SO THE TOWNSHIP WILL MEET AND APPROVE IT AND THEN WE'LL BE ABLE TO ENTER INTO THE CONTRACT.

AND WE WILL BE STANDING THE FIRST MEETING UP RELATIVELY SHORT ORDER AFTER THAT. I WOULD SAY YOU WOULD SEE THE FIRST BOARD MEETING. MR. BUCHER, IF YOU ARE INTERESTED, WE MAY BE--

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: ALL RIGHT.

ANY OTHER QUESTIONS? HEARING NONE, ALL IN FAVOR OF RESOLUTION 35-2020, SIGNIFY BY SAYING AYE.

ALL THOSE OPPOSED, LIKE SIGN. OKAY.

35-2020 HAS PASSED. MOVING ONTO RESOLUTION 36-2020.

[8.C. Resolution No. 36-2020 Worthington Gateway Agreement - Amendment & Restatement]

AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO ENTER INTO THE AMENDED AND RESTATED TAX INCREMENT FINANCING SERVICE AGREEMENT AND DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT WITH THE WORTHINGTON GATEWAY PROPERTY OWNERS. THIS IS INTRODUCED BY MR. SMITH.

MOVED FOR ADOPTION BY MR. MEYERS.

AND SECONDED BY MS. DOROTHY. MR. GREESON?

>> M. GREESON: MR. MCCORKLE, I'M GOING TO HAVE YOU KEEP THROWING

PITCHES. >> THANK YOU.

PRESIDENT MICH AEL, MEMBERS OF COUNCIL, WE'RE IN FRONT OF YOU WITH THE WORTHINGTON GATEWAY PROJECT ONCE AGAIN. THAT IS THE REDEVELOPMENT OF THE FORMER HOLIDAY INN SITE AT THE CORNER OF WILSON BRIDGE AND HIGH STREET. WHAT WE ARE IN FRONT OF YOU THIS EVENING FOR IS AS THE PROJECT HAS MOVED FORWARD WE BECAME AWARE IN MAY, LATE MAY, THAT SOME OF THE OFFSITE INFRASTRUCTURE COSTS, SO NOT THE ON SITE, THE OFFSITE INFRASTRUCTURE COST ASSOCIATED WITH THE T.I.F., SOME OF THE IMPROVEMENTS THAT WE WANT DONE AS A CITY AND THAT WE REQUIRED OF THE PROJECT HAD EITHER BEEN OVERLOOKED FOR ARIOUS REASONS OR HAD BEEN UNDERESTIMATED IN VALUE OR HAD INCREASED IN VALUE.

AND SO WHAT HAPPENED WAS THE WITNESS GROUP WHO WAS THE DEVELOPER ON THIS PARTICULAR PROJECT, CAME TO THE CITY AND INCREASED. OF OUR COSTS HAVE- THE CITY, IN OUR OPINION, HAS ASKED FOR SOME UPGRADES THAT WE DIDN'T REALLY ANTICIPATE THROUGH THE APPROVAL PROCESS. AND FOR THAT REASON, WE WOULD LIKE TO INCREASE THE MAX REIMBURSABLE AMOUNT UNDER THE T.I.F. THAT IS CURRENTLY 3.$4 MILLION, HALF IS ON SITE, HALF IS OFFSITE IMPROVEMENTS.

THAT WAS NEGOTIATED RATE LAST YEAR IN 2019.

WHAT THEY HAVE ASKED FOR, AND THEY ONLY, THE DEVELOPER ONLY RECEIVES THAT, IT'S A REIMBURSEMENT-BASED GRANT.

THEY HAVE TO INCUR THE COSTS FIRST AND THEN AS THE PILOTS, THE PAYMENT IN-LIEU OF TAXES, AS THE DEVELOPER IS PAYING TAXES, THOSE GET REDIRECTED INTO A FUND THE CITY ADMINISTERS AND

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REIMBURSEMENT TO THE DEVELOPER AS FUNDS BECOME AVAILABLE IN THE POT. THE ONLY WAY THE DEVELOPER GETS THE MAXIMUM OF THE $3.4 MILLION REIMBURSEMENT IF THE PROJECT GOES UP TO A $20 MILLION VALUATION.

WE PUT MULTIVALUUATION BANDS IN THE CONTRACT IF IT HITS 12.5 THEY RECEIVE "X." IF IT GOES UP TO $20 MILLION, THEY RECEIVE A MAXIMUM OF 3.4. THEY HAD REQUESTED IN MAY A FAIRLY SIGNIFICANT DOLLAR AMOUNT INCREASE IN THE T.I.F.

REIMBURSEMENT. WE, AS A CITY AND CITY STAFF, MYSELF, DIRECTOR WHITED, DIRECTOR BROWN AND MR. LINDSEY, WENT THROUGH THERE LIST WITH A FINE TOOTH COMB AND IDENTIFIED WHAT WE ELIEVE TO BE TRUE CHANGES FROM ORIGINAL APPROVAL TO NOW, THINGS THROUGH A ROUTINE PROCESS THEY MAY NOT HAVE BEEN ABLE TO CAPTURE OR THINGS THAT WERE TRULY ADD-ONS BY THE CITY.

THERE WERE ESSENTIALLY FOUR ITEMS ADDED ON THAT INTERCONNECT, THE INTERCONNECT CONDUIT FOR FUTURE FIBEROPTIC WE ADDED. THE LUMEN AIR WITH BRACKET, MAINTENANCE OF TRAFFIC AND TEMPORARY GAL SIGNALS, COST $257,442. WHAT YOU HAVE BEFORE YOU TONIGHT IS, IT IS AMENDED AND RESTATED WORTHINGTON GATEWAY T.I.F. AND DEVELOPMENT, BUT THE IMPETUS WAS THE INCREASE IN HE PROPOSED INCREASE IN T.I.F. REVENUE FROM 3.4 MILLION TO $3,657,442.

I CAN GO OVER OTHER CHANGES IN THE T.I.F. IN THE DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT. THAT WAS THE MAIN, THE MAIN PIECE THAT CAUSED US TO GO BACK AND PUT THIS BEFORE YOU TONIGHT.

WE DID TAKE THE OPPORTUNITY, MR. LINDSEY, TOOK THE OPPORTUNITY WITH THE ATTORNEYS FROM THE DEVELOPER TO GO AHEAD AND AMEND AND RESTATE THIS DOCUMENT, THESE DOCUMENTS, RATHER THAN A ERY, VERY, VERY ROBUST AMENDMENT. HAPPY TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS

YOU HAVE. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: DO WE

HAVE ANY QUESTIONS? >> PRO TEM S. MYERS: DOES THE UPPER BAND OF 20 MILLION STAY THE SAME?

>> IT DOES. >> PRO TEM S. MYERS: OKAY.

>> WE ADDED A COUPLE OF THINGS. SPECIFICALLY, THE THINGS I THINK THE CITY WOULD BE INTERESTED IN HEARING ABOUT THE PROPOSED CHANGE FROM A HOTEL TO ADDING 32,000 SQUARE FEET OF OFFICE SPACE INCREASES THE PAYROLL PROJECTIONS AS WELL AS JOB PROJECTIONS. BUT WHAT WE ALSO DID IS WE REQUIRED A GENERAL SITE MAINTENANCE PLAN OF THE DEVELOPER AS PART OF THIS NEGOTIATION.

SO WE CONTROL OW OFTEN THEY ARE GOING TO HANDLE THE LEADS.

SO SOME OF THOSE THINGS, DIRECTOR LEE BROWN WILL NEED TO APPROVE A GENERAL SITE MAINTENANCE PLAN AS A RESULT OF THIS SO WE HAVE MORE CONTROL OVER THE SITE IF IT CONTINUES TO

SIT UNDEVELOPED. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: OKAY.

ANYBODY LSE? >> D. ROBINSON: MADAM PRESIDENT?

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: YES. >> D. ROBINSON: MR. MCCORKLE, JUST SO I UNDERSTAND WHAT WE WOULD BE APPROVING TONIGHT.

WHEN YOU SAY A NEW DEVELOPMENT PLAN, IS THIS A REVISED OR AMENDED OR ESSENTIALLY A NEW P.U.D. AGREEMENT? OR IS THAT STILL GOING TO COME TO US DOWN THE ROAD? THE PLAN IS DRAMATICALLY DIFFERENT.

WE'RE GOING TO HAVE OFFICE INSTEAD OF HOTEL.

WHEN IS THAT MAJOR FUNDAMENTAL CHANGE GOING TO COME BEFORE

COUNCIL? >> THAT WOULD NOT COME TO YOU UNTIL FALL. THE ACTUAL REVISED DEVELOPMENT PLAN. WHAT I WAS REFERENCING IS THERE IS A DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT THAT WAS TIED.

WHAT WE DID WAS HAD A T.I.F. IN PLACE AND WE HAD A P.U.D.

WE USED A DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT TO TIE THE TWO TOGETHER AS AN OVERARCHING AGREEMENT. IF THEY DON'T PERFORM UNDER THOSE TERMS THEY DON'T RECEIVE THE T.I.F.

THE PLAN WILL COME BEFORE YOU THIS FALL FOR PROPOSED CHANGES FROM A HOTEL TO CLASS A OFFICE SPACE.

>> D. ROBINSON: OKAY. THANK YOU.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: I WANT TO SAY, VILLA SHERMONT NEIGHBOR,

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I'M HAPPY TO HEAR MORE OVERSIGHT ON THE MAINTENANCE.

WE HAD PROBLEMS WITH THE SITE BEING FULL OF WEEDS AND LOOKING TERRIBLE AND WHO KNOWS WHAT'S LIVING IN THE WEEDS.

WE'RE GLAD TO KNOW T THAT WILL BE BETTER MAINTAINED.

OTHER THOUGHTS OR QUESTIONS? OKAY.

HEARING NONE, ALL THOSE IN FAVOR, SIGNIFY BY SAYING AYE.

-- I'M SORRY. GO AHEAD.

>> R. DOROTHY: I WANTED TO ECHO BASICALLY WHAT YOU SAID THAT LOOKING FORWARD TO HAVING CONSTRUCTION MOVING ON THAT SITE AND HAPPY TO OVE THIS AGREEMENT ALONG.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: I'M STILL GETTING MY NEIGHBORS

ASKING FOR A EWISH DELI. >> WE'LL DO OUR BEST, BONNIE.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: I GOT ASKED LAST WEEK.

ANY HOW... ANY OTHER COMMENTS? IF NOT, ALL THOSE IN FAVOR, SIGNIFY BY SAYING AYE.

ANY OPPOSED? LIKE SIGN.

RESOLUTION 36-2020 IS PASSED. MOVING ONTO RESOLUTION 37-2020.

[8.D. Resolution No. 37-2020 ReBoot Worthington Grant Program]

REBOOT WORTHINGTON GRANT PROGRAM CREATING THE POLICIES AND PROCEDURES OF THE REBOOT WORTHINGTON GRANT PROGRAM TO SUPPORT LOCAL BUSINESSES IN RESPONSE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC. INTRODUCED BY MR. ROBINSON, MOVED FOR ADOPTION BY MR. BUCHER.

SECONDED BY MS. KOWALCZYK. THIS IS OING BACK TO

MR. MCCORKLE. >> YES, MA'AM.

PRESIDENT MICHA EL, MEMBERS OF COUNCIL, I'M PLEASED TONIGHT TONIGHT TO COME TO YOU WITH KIND OF PHASE TWO OF THE WORTHINGTON REBOOT.

IF YOU WILL RECALL THE WORTHINGTON REBOOT GROUP IS FOCUSED ON REOPENING SAFELY OF OUR BUSINESS, SMALL-BUSINESS COMMUNITY. THE FIRST PHASE THAT YOU GENEROUSLY SUPPORTED WERE THE, WE'RE OPEN FLAGS.

WE HAVE RECEIVED A TON OF COMPLIMENTS FOR THOSE.

HOPEFULLY THIS GROUP APPRECIATES THAT.

I KNOW OUR SMALL BUSINESSES DO. THE SECOND PIECE THAT IS BEFORE YOU TONIGHT IS A GRANT PROGRAM. WE FIRST STARTED WITH THE MARKETING CAMPAIGN. WE PUSHED OUT THE FLAGS.

WE ALSO PUSHED OUT THE MASKS REQUIRED.

WE LAMINATED MASKS REQUIRED AND PUT HOSE IN WINDOWS AND PASSED THOSE OUT LAST WEEK. NOW, WHAT WE'RE ASKING FOR IS SOME FINANCIAL SUPPORT FOR OUR BUSINESS COMMUNITY.

THIS IS NOT, WE ORIGINALLY THOUGHT THIS WAS BE FUNDED THROUGH CARES ACT FUNDING. THIS IS NOT THROUGH CARES ACT FUNDING. SO WHAT WE ARE PROPOSING IS USING SOME OF THE WHAT WE USE AS THE VENTURE GRANT PROGRAM, OUR TRADITIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT INCENTIVES PROGRAM.

WE SET ASIDE APPROXIMATELY $100,000 IN NEW APPROPRIATION EACH YEAR FOR THAT PROGRAM. THIS WOULD BE TAKING HALF OF THAT. THE PROPOSAL IS $50,000.

FOR THIS NEW PROGRAM. WE WOULD HIT THE GROUND RUNNING.

THE PROGRAM ITSELF IS PRETTY STRAIGHTFORWARD.

IT IS A CASH GRANT TO SMALL BUSINESSES FOCUSED ON RETAIL, RESTAURANT, SERVICE INDUSTRY, SO NOT TRADITIONAL OFFICE BUT MORE OF OUR SERVICE-ORIENTED GROUPS AND RESTAURANTS CAPPED AT $2,500 PER APPLICANT. AND IT WOULD NOT BE A REIMBURSEMENT PROGRAM. ORIGINALLY MR. BARTTER AND I WENT ROUNDS ON THIS AND HAD SOME THOUGHTS.

BUT I TRULY BELIEVE THAT A REIMBURSEMENT PROGRAM OF THIS SIZE, A SMALL GRANT ROGRAM MAY NOT BE SUCCESSFUL AND MAY NOT HAVE THE PARTICIPATION RATE IF IT WAS A REIMBURSEMENT-BASED PROGRAM. IF WE WERE ASKING OUR SMALL BUSINESSES TO SPEND THE MONEY THEY DO NOT HAVE BEFORE THEY CAN RECEIVE SUPPORT, I DON'T THINK WE WOULD HAVE NEARLY AS MUCH AS PARTICIPATION. THE APPLICATION IS A ONE-PAGE APPLICATION. I WOULD LIKE TO START ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS AS EARLY AS MONDAY OF NEXT WEEK.

UP TO $2,500 PER APPLICANT. $50,000 TOTAL.

THERE IS NOT MUCH MORE TO IT THAN THAT BESIDES IT'S KNOWING -- GOING TO COME TARGETED AT ELIGIBILITY OF CONVERTING SPACES AND INVENTORY AND SUPPLIES.

INVENTORY IS A HUGE ONE. SIGNAGE, RENTS OR MORTGAGE RELIEF, AND THEN SAFETY SUPPLIES, MASKS, SANITIZIZATION STATIONS, SAFETY BARRIERS, THOSE THINGS.

IT OULD NOT BE PAYROLL. THAT'S THE ONLY INELIGIBLE ITEM THERE. MOST OF THESE BUSINESSES WERE

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COVERED BY PPP, SO PAYROLL WOULD BE EXCLUDED.

HAPPY TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS. I DON'T KNOW THAT $50,000 IS GOING TO BE ENOUGH TO BE HONEST. BUT IT MAY BE TOO MUCH.

BUT IT WAS A SPOT TO START. AND I THINK THAT WE'LL HAVE A LOT OF INTEREST BASED ON THE FEEDBACK WE RECEIVED IN OUR INITIAL SURVEY RESULTS. HAPPY TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: OKAY. DO WE HAVE -- THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR THE PRESENTATION. I THINK THIS IS GOING TO BE A PROGRAM THAT OUR LOCAL BUSINESSES ARE GOING TO BE VERY EAGER TO PARTICIPATE IN. ARE THERE ANY OTHER THOUGHTS, COMMENTS, QUESTIONS? ANYTHING ABOUT ANYTHING?

>> B. KOWALCZYK: YES. YOU ANSWERED ONE OF THEM REGARDING PAYROLL. I WAS WONDERING IF EMPLOYEE SUPPORT WOULD BE AN ELIGIBLE EXPENSE.

AND I THINK PAYROLL IS PROBABLY THE MOST LIKELY SUPPORT.

I DON'T KNOW IF THERE ARE OTHER THINGS.

YOU DO COVER QUITE A BIT OF OTHER THINGS IN THE LIST.

WITH THE AMOUNT OF MONEY YOU RE GIVING, I THINK THAT'S GOING TO BE ENOUGH FOR THAT. MY QUESTION IS: DO WE HAVE ANY IDEA IF WE MIGHT BE ABLE TO GET REIMBURSEMENT FOR THIS PROGRAM IF THE REST OF THE CARES ACT DOLLARS THE STATE IS HOLDING

WOULD BE RELEASED? >> I'LL FIRST TOUCH ON MR. BARTTER THOUGHT -- I DON'T WANT TO SPEAK FOR HIM, THOUGHT THIS WAS AN ELIGIBLE, THIS PROGRAM WILL BE ELIGIBLE BUT THAT WE HAD SUFFICIENT COSTS ALREADY.

SO THAT TO SOAK UP ALL OF THE CARES ACT FUNDING WE'RE RECEIVING ALREADY IN OTHER WAYS. BUT THAT BY NOT USING CARES ACT FUNDING WE CAN BE MORE NIMBLE HERE.

BY USING OUR VENTURE GRANT PROGRAM WE CAN STAND IT UP QUICKLY AND BE MORE FLEXIBLE IN GETTING THE DOLLARS OUT.

I DON'T -- I DON'T WANT TO SPEAK FOR HIM AGAIN.

I DON'T KNOW F WE HAD ADDITIONAL FUNDING COME OUR WAY, WHETHER OR NOT WE COULD JUST REIMBURSE OURSELVES FOR THIS.

SCOTT? >> S. BARTTER: LET ME JUST MAYBE TALK FOR A MINUTE ABOUT THE INTERRELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THIS AND THE CARES ACT. WITH THE CARES ACTS FUNDING, IT'S A FEDERALLEN -- FEDERAL GRANT AWARD.

YOU HAVE A LOT OF COMPLIANCE ISSUES.

YOU HAVE TO COMPLY WITH A SET OF RULES AND REGULATIONS IN TERMS OF WHAT YOU HAVE TO -- THINGS YOU HAVE TO MEET TO COMPILE.

A LOT OF HAS BEEN WAIVED FOR THE CARES ACT.

IF YOU BECOME A SUBAWARD AND START AWARDING SUBAWARDS OF THE FEDERAL DOLLARS, WHICH IS WHAT THIS PROGRAM WOULD DO. WE HAVE EASIER AND BETTERS USES AS LONG AS WE CAN USE THIS TO COVER PAYROLL SO WE DON'T HAVE TO BECOME COMPLIANT WITH THE CFR200 ADDITIONALLY WILL HAVE A SINGLE AUDIT AS WE WE LAST YEAR.

WHEN COMBINED WITH THE NORTHEAST GATEWAY, IT'S OVER THE THRESHOLD. IT'S EASIER AND CLEANER TO USE THE CARES ACT TO COVER PAYROLL. AND USE THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT FUND FUNDS TO SUPPORT THIS BUSINESS GRANT PROGRAM.

IF WE RECEIVED FUTURE MONEY, I WOULD CONTINUE TO RECOMMEND NOT USING IT TO FUND THIS PROGRAM BUT TO FUND IT SEPARATELY AND USE ANY FUTURE MONEY TO OFFSET ANY PAYROLL.

THOSE ARE MY THOUGHTS. >> B. KOWALCZYK: HAVING WORKED WITH STATE GOVERNMENT AND WORKING WITH AGENCIES THAT ARE FEDERAL GRANTEES, I UNDERSTAND WHAT YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT IN MAINTAINING FLEXIBILITY. I APPRECIATE THAT RESPONSE.

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

OR THOUGHTS? >> P. BUCHER: QUESTION FOR MR. MCCORKLE. JUST CURIOUS.

APOLOGIZE IF I MISSED IT. HOW DO YOU INTEND TO GET THE WORD OUT TO THE BUSINESSES IN THE COMMUNITY? ARE THEY AWARE OF THE PENDING APPROVAL?

>> THANK YOU. SOME ARE AWARE ALREADY.

ON THIS WORTHINGTON REBOOT TEAM ARE THE WORTHINGTON PARTNERSHIP, EXPERIENCE WORTHINGTON, THE WORTHINGTON CHAMBER, AS WELL AS A COUPLE OF OLD WORTHINGTON. WE DO HAVE QUITE A FEW PEOPLE IN THAT LINE OF WORK ALREADY THAT HAVE TARTED TO SOCIALIZE THIS A LITTLE BIT. BUT WE WILL ALSO BE PUSHING, IF I RECEIVE APPROVAL TONIGHT, TOMORROW WE'LL PUSH IT OUT ON OUR SOCIAL CHANNELS. AND AS MUCH AND AS FAR AS WE CAN GET IT TO SOME OF OUR LOCAL BUSINESSES.

I HAVE A PRETTY ROBUST LIST OF SMALL BUSINESSES I INTERACTS WITH OVER THE LAST FEW EARS, A DISTRIBUTION LIST THAT WILL

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RECEIVE NOTICE OF THE APPLICATION.

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

ELSE HAVE QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS? >> R. DOROTHY: DO WE HAVE ANY IDEA HOW MANY BUSINESSES WILL BE ABLE TO SERVE OR HOW FAST WE ANTICIPATE? I APPRECIATE THE WONDERFUL IDEAS YOU BROUGHT FORWARD AND HOPEFULLY IMPLEMENTING HERE

SOON. >> THANK YOU, COUNCILMEMBER DOROTHY. A COUPLE OF DOZEN PROBABLY REALISTICALLY. I'M HOPING THAT WE HAVE -- WELL NOT TOO MUCH NEED, RIGHT, BUT WE CAN TRULY HELP OUR BUSINESSES AND THAT I COME BACK TO YOU WITH SOME VERY POSITIVE STORIES OF USING THESE DOLLARS. AND MAYBE WE UNCOVER ADDITIONAL NEED AS A RESULT OF THIS. I WOULD ANTICIPATE 20 TO 30 BUSINESSES BEING ABLE TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS.

POSSIBLY A LITTLE BIT MORE IF THEY CAN'T USE THE FULL $2,500.

BUT I WOULD IMAGINE MOST OF OUR BUSINESSES WILL BE ABLE TO USE

THAT RETTY QUICKLY. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: YEAH.

>> R. DOROTHY: THANK YOU. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: ANY OTHER QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS? IF NOT, ALL THOSE IN FAVOR, SIGNIFY BY SAYING AYE. ALL THOSE OPPOSED, LIKE SIGN.

RESOLUTION 37-2020 HAS PASSED. >> THANK YOU.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: AND THANK YOU, MR. MCCORKLE, FOR YOUR HARD WORK. GREAT PRESENTATIONS TONIGHT.

AND LL GOOD IDEAS YOU KEEP COMING UP WITH FOR OUR

COMMUNITY. >> YES, MA'AM.

THANK YOU. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: YOU'RE WELCOME. MOVING ONTO RESOLUTION 38-2020.

[8.E. Resolution No. 38-2020 Appointment to Board of Zoning Appeals]

THIS WOULD BE APPOINTING GARRET GIZILETTE TO THE BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS. INTRODUCED BY DOUG SMITH, MOVED FOR ADOPTION BY SCOTT MEYERS. SECONDED BY MS. DOROTHY.

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

RESOLUTION 38-2020 IS PASSED. MOVING ONTO RESOLUTION --

[8.F. Ordinance No. 33-2020 Requirement for Face Coverings (Masks)]

ORDINANCE 33 REQUIRING FACE MASKS.

I'M GOING TO HAVE THE LAW DIRECTOR DO THE UPDATE BEFORE WY MR. ROBINSON. WE HAVE TO HAVE AN INTRODUCTION.

AND THEN WE'LL DISCUSS WHAT CHANGES WE MAY OR MAY NOT WANT TO MAKE AND MOVE ON TO PASSING IT AS AN EMERGENCY.

SO TURNING IT OVER TO YOU, MR. LINDSEY.

>> MR. LINDSEY: THANK YOU, PRESIDENT MICHAEL, MEMBERS OF COUNCIL, AS WE DISCUSSED TWO WEEKS AGO, WHEN YOU ADOPTED THE FACE COVERING ORDINANCE WHICH CREATED CHAPTER 767 OF THE CODIFIED ORDINANCES, THERE WERE A FEW THINGS WE KNEW WE WOULD NEED TO COME BACK TO CORRECT. AND THAT'S THE PURPOSE OF BRINGING THIS BACK FORWARD THIS EVENING.

THE COUNCIL PACKET INCLUDED A HIGHLIGHTED VERSION THAT PROVIDED AN INDICATION WHERE WE MADE CHANGES.

THERE WERE A COUPLE TYPE GRAPHICAL THINGS CAUGHT AT THE 11ENTH HOUR. WE ADDRESSED THE CHANGES THE CITY OF COLUMBUS MADE ON THE SAME NIGHT YOU WERE PASSING YOUR ORDINANCE, THEY WERE PASSING THEIRS.

SO THE DRAFT THAT WE HAD USED TO PROVIDE GUIDANCE CHANGED, THEREFORE WE THOUGHT IT APPROPRIATE TO RECOMMEND THOSE CHANGES. COLUMBUS PICKUP HEALTH IS OUR AGENCY TASKED WITH ENFORCEMENT. WE THOUGHT IT MOST EFFICIENT TO TO HAVE OUR ORDINANCE READ AS CLOSE TO THE THE COLUMBUS ORDINANCE TO ASSIST THE COLUMBUS PUBLIC HEALTH N ITS ENFORCEMENT EFFORTS. ONE OF THE THINGS THAT I MENTIONED TWO WEEKS AGO I BELIEVE IT IS THE CITY OF HILLIARD I HAD SEEN HIS IN, TO INCLUDE A SUNSET PROVISION OR AT LEAST A SUSPENSION OF THE FACE COVERING REQUIREMENT IF FRANKLIN COUNTY RISK LEVEL WAS ONE ON THE STATE'S PUBLIC HEALTH ADVISORY SYSTEM, THAT IS THE LOWEST LEVEL.

SO IF THINGS IMPROVE IN FRANKLIN COUNTY AND WE GET TO A RISK LEVEL ONE, THEN THE PROVISIONS OF CHAPTER 767 WOULD BE

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SUSPENDED. AND WOULD REMAIN SUSPENDED UNTIL OR IF WE REACH BACK TO A LEVEL II, THREE OR FOUR, IN WHICH AT WHICH POINT THE PROVISIONS WOULD COME BACK INTO PLAY.

ONE OF THE QUESTIONS THAT HAD BEEN ASKED WAS REGARDING CHILDREN PLAYING IN PARKS. AND HOW WE MIGHT SUPPORT THAT SORT OF OUTDOOR ACTIVITY. THE PROVISIONS N THE COLUMBUS REVISIONS AND FLANGE A NUMBER OF THE OTHERS -- FRANKLY, DID NOT MAKE A SEPARATE AGE EQUIREMENT AS TO THE OUTDOOR OF A REQUIREQUIREMENTS OF A MASK IF L DISTANCING COULDN'T BE MAINTAINED. THE REALITY IS CHILDREN PLAY OUT DOORS AND THEY WILL PLAY SIX FEET FROM ONE ANOTHER.

THE PROPOSED CHANGE IN THE ORDINANCE TO ADD AN AGE REQUIREMENT BEFORE THAT OUTDOOR MASK WOULD BE REQUIRED.

AND SO I PICKED THE AGE OF 10. WHAT I ACTUALLY DID, THIS ONE IS OVER 10 YEARS OF AGE. SO 10 AND UNDER WOULD BE ALLOWED TO PLAY WITHOUT A MASK. AND NOT WORRY ABOUT SOCIAL DISTANCING. THAT NUMBER IS JUST A NUMBER I THOUGHT WAS SOMEWHERE IN THE RIGHT RANGE OF MORE THAN THE SIX WE CURRENTLY HAD FOR CHILDREN AS A COMPLETE EXEMPTION BUT LESS THAN PERHAPS 16 OR 15 YEAR OLD. COUNCILMEMBER IS FREE TO CONSIDER A DIFFERENT NUMBER IF A SLIGHTLY OLDER NUMBER SEEMS MORE APPROPRIATE TO COUNCIL FOR THAT OUTDOOR PLAY EXCEPTION.

IN A A LITTLE BIT WE'LL TALK ABOUT THE STATE'S AGE LIMIT FOR CHILDREN AS WELL. ONE OF THE OTHER THINGS, THERE WAS QUESTION ABOUT WHAT ABOUT LIKEWISE WITH T THE OUTDOOR ACTIVITY, WHAT IF YOU ARE PASSING SOMEBODY WHEN YOU ARE OUTDOORS LESS THAN SIX FEET APART? WE TRIED O CLARIFY A TEMPORARY FAILURE TO MAINTAIN SOCIAL DISTANCING OF SIX FEET WOULD NOT REQUIRE A MASK.

IF YOU ARE WALKING AND YOU ARE JUST GOING TO BRIEFLY GO THE OPPOSITE DIRECTION OF SOMEONE ON A PATH AND YOU CAN'T AVOID THEM IN TERMS OF SIX FEET OF DISTANCE, THERE IS NOT IMMEDIATELY A MASK REQUIREMENT. HOPEFULLY THAT PROVIDES RELIEF FOR PEOPLE OUTDOORS. I'M NOT A MEDICAL PERSON BUT WHAT I HAVE BEEN READING, THE CONFINED INDOOR SPACES ARE THE GREATER RISK. I THOUGHT THOSE WERE APPROPRIATE. WE ADDED LANGUAGE TO CLARIFY.

WE HAVE A FEDERAL, STATE AND COUNTY EXCEPTION AS FAR AS THEIR BUILDINGS. WE DID NOT CHOOSE TO IMPOSE ON ANY OF THOSE WITHIN THE CITY OF WORTHINGTON A REQUIREMENT.

WE THOUGHT IT BEST TO LEAVE THAT TO THEIR OWN PROVISIONS IN TERMS OF REQUIREMENTS THEY WILL IN THEIR OWN BUILDINGS.

I ADDED LANGUAGE TO CLARIFY BECAUSE WE'RE GRANTING EXCEPTION WERE THOSE BUILDINGS, DOESN'T MEAN THAT SOMEBODY CAN REFUSE TO COMPLY WITH EDERAL, STATE OR COUNTY REQUIREMENTS FOR THE BUILDINGS. THAT'S THE GIST OF THE CHANGES MADE N HERE. AS I INDICATED, THE HIGHLIGHTED VERSION CLEARLY SPELLS OUT WHERE CHANGES WERE MADE.

ONE OF THE THINGS I ANTIQUES -- QUESTIONS ABOUT CHANGES IN THE PACKET, I WOULD LIKE TO ADDRESS THE ADDITIONAL CHANGES.

AND I AM GOING TO SHARE A SCREEN WITH YOU SO AS TO ALLOW YOU TO HAVE -- HOPEFULLY, YOU ALL SEE THE SCREEN THAT I'M SHARING.

THIS IS HE MEMO I SENT YOU EARLIER TODAY.

BECAUSE COUNCIL HADN'T DISCUSSED THE STATE ORDERS BECAUSE THOSE CAME OUT AFTER YOU PASSED 767, I DIDN'T HAVE MUCH GUIDANCE ONTO WHICH YOU WOULD OR WOULDN'T WANT TO INCLUDE IN YOUR ORDINANCE.

THE DIRECTOR'S ORDER EXPRESSLY STATES IT DOES OT PREEMPT LOCAL ORDINANCES IF MORE RESTRICTIVE. IF SOMETHING WERE LESS RESTRICTIVE, IT MIGHT BE BE-- NOT BE PERMITTED.

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WE COULD ADOPT A LESS RESTRICTIVE ORDINANCE DESPITE MY EFFORT TO REACH OUT TO MY FELLOW MUNICIPAL LAWYERS.

I DIDN'T HAVE ANYBODY WEIGH IN ON THAT.

I KNOW MANY ORDINANCES ACROSS THE STATE THAT DIFFER FROM THE STATE DIRECTOR'S ORDERS. CERTAINLY NOT AN ISSUE THAT HAS YET COME TO THE... EXCUSE ME.

THE EXCEPTIONS, THERE IS DIFFERENCE IN LANGUAGE BUT WHAT I TRIED TO FOCUS ON WERE SIGNIFICANT DIFFERENCES.

THERE ARE FOUR SEPARATE AMENDMENTS THAT COUNCIL COULD CONSIDER MAKING REGARDING THE EXCEPTIONS THAT ARE PROVIDED UNDER THE STATE ORDERS. ONE IS THE AGE LIMIT FOR CHILDREN. THE STATE USES THE AGE OF 10.

SO ANYBODY UNDER 10 YEARS OLD. THAT'S 9, 8, 7 AND ON DOWN, OUR ORDINANCES INDIVIDUALS UNDER 6, THAT WOULD OF COURSE BE 5, 4, 3 AND DOWN. THE STATE HAS A RELIGIOUS EXCEPTION THAT DIFFERS FROM OURS.

OUR ORDINANCE ROVIDED THAT INDIVIDUALS INSIDE OF A RELIGIOUS FACILITY DID NOT HAVE TO WEAR A MASK.

THE STATE HAS A MORE NARROW LIMITATION REGARDING RELIGIOUS ACTIVITIES AND BASICALLY ONLY PROVIDES THE INDIVIDUALS ACTING AS AN OFFICIANT OF A RELIGIOUS SERVICE ARE EXEMPT FROM THE MASK REQUIREMENT. THE STATE ADDRESSED ATHLETIC PRACTICE OR COMPETITION AND BASICALLY PROVIDED AN EXCEPTION THAT THEY ARE PERMITTED TO GO WITHOUT A MASK AS LONG AS IT'S CONSIST WITH THE OHIO DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH ORDER THAT CAME OUT SPECIFICALLY ABOUT ATHLETIC PRACTICE AND COMPETITIONS.

AND THE STATE ALSO HAD A PROVISION THAT BASICALLY A CATCH ALL THAT SAID IF FACE COVERING ARE PROHIBITED BY FEDERAL OR STATE LAW, THEN NONE WOULD BE REQUIRED UNDER THIS ORDER.

SO THOSE WOULD BE FOUR POSSIBLE EXCEPTIONS.

ONE IS AN AMENDMENT OF OUR AGE FOR THE CHILDREN.

THE AND ONE WOULD BE AN AMENDMENT OF THE RELIGIOUS EXCEPTION. THE OTHER TWO WOULD BE NEW ADDITIONS. THE LANGUAGE COUNCIL WOULD MAKE IN THE FORM OF A MOTION IS INCLUDED IN THE MEMO.

THE NEXT ONE IS DISCUSSION REGARDING THE ACTUAL REQUIREMENT FOR FACE COVERINGS. AND THE STATE IS A LITTLE BROADER IN ITS REVISION PARTICULARLY IN IT REFERS TO ANY INDOOR LOCATION THAT IS NOT A RESIDENCE.

OUR CURRENT ORDINANCE ADOPTED BASED ON THE COLUMBUS LANGUAGE, PROVIDED A NUMBER OF DIFFERENT BUILDINGS OR FACILITIES WHERE MASKS WOULD BE REQUIRED. THE STATE SIMPLY SAID ANY INDOOR FACILITY THAT IS NOT A RESIDENCE.

PERHAPS BETTER UNDERSTOOD. THE STATE USED SLIGHTLY DIFFERENT LANGUAGE IN REFERRING TO THE REQUIREMENT FOR FACE COVERING WHEN USING VARIOUS FORMS OF PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION.

INCLUDING RIDE SHARING AND OTHER THINGS.

TAXIS. THE STATE LANGUAGE WHEN I LOOK AT IT, PERSONALLY, I THOUGHT IT WAS A LITTLE BETTER DRAFTED THAN WHAT WE USED BEFORE. I SUGGESTED COUNCIL MIGHT INCLUDE THAT. YOU WILL NOTICE THESE WERE ALL THESE -- THREE CHANGES WERE DONE AS A PACKAGE.

COUNCIL FREE TO THE IT PIECEMEAL.

I HAPPENED TO SET IT UP AS A SINGLE MOTION.

THE STATE HAS A SLIGHTLY DIFFERENT REQUIREMENT REGARDING THE OUTDOOR SPACES. MY THOUGHT WAS THE LANGUAGE WE HAD COME UP WITH INCLUDING CHANGES THAT I MADE FOR THE DRAFT THAT WAS IN FRONT OF YOU WAS AS GOOD OR BETTER.

SO THEREFORE, NOT PROPOSING WE ADOPT THE STATE'S LANGUAGE AS FAR AS OUTDOOR SPACE BECAUSE WE HAD HAD THAT SPECIFIC AGE LIMITATION AS WELL AS THE CLARIFICATION OF THE TEMPORARY PHYSICAL SEPARATIONS. THOSE ARE THE PROPOSED CHANGES FOR COUNCIL CONSIDERATION. MOVING FORWARD THIS EVENING, ASSUMING THAT COUNCIL WAS GENERALLY IN FAVOR OF THE CHANGES BEING PROPOSED AND THE ORDINANCE IN YOUR PACKET, YOU COULD THEN BECAUSE THIS IS BEING INTRODUCED AND PASSED OR AT LEAST WE'RE ASKING FOR PASSAGE TONIGHT BEFORE THE BREAK, IT'S NOT AN AMENDMENT BECAUSE THIS IS THE FIRST TIME

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THAT ORDINANCE WAS BEFORE YOU. IT IS AMENDING THE HAPTER 767.

THEN MAKE YOUR VARIOUS INDIVIDUAL MOTIONS.

MOVE TO ADOPT AND THEN MOVE EACH AMENDMENT AS YOU SEE FIT.

VOTING ON EACH IN A PACKAGE OR INDIVIDUALLY AND APPROVE AS PRESENTED AND AMENDED. IF THERE RE QUESTIONS, I'LL BE HAPPY TO ANSWER THOSE AND APOLOGIZE FOR RUNNING LONGER IN

TRYING TO EXPLAIN IT. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: OKAY.

SO DO WE HAVE, HOW DO COUNCILMEMBERS FEEL ABOUT THESE

PROPOSED CHANGES AND AMEN AMEND? >> B. KOWALCZYK: I HAVE A QUESTION. COLUMBUS PUBLIC HEALTH WOULD ENFORCE OUR ORDINANCE, THEY ARE DOING IT NOW.

THE GOAL IS AS MUCH MIRROR WHAT CITY OF COLUMBUS HAS TO MAKE IT CONSIST FOR THEIR ENFORCEMENT PURPOSES.

AND WE AGREE WE SUPPORTED WHAT THE GENERAL, THE GIST OF WHAT THEY HAD IN THEIR ORDINANCE AND WE'RE PROPOSING CLEAN UP BASED ON THAT TONIGHT. WITH THE STATE'S ORDER, THE PUBLIC HEALTH ORDER FOR THE STAY IN PLACE, WHAT IS THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH IN COLUMBUS ENFORCING? AND OW ARE THESE THINGS, I KNOW SOME THINGS ARE MORE RESTRICTIVE AND SOME ARE LESS. HOW ARE THEY DEALING WITH THAT, AND FOR US TO HAVE SOMETHING ELSE HOW DOES IT IMPACT THEIR

ABILITY TO ENFORCE CONSISTENTLY? >> MR. LINDSEY: THE STATE ORDERS DEFERS ENFORCEMENT TO THE LOCAL HEALTH AGENCY.

COLUMBUS PUBLIC HEALTH IS RESPONSIBLE FOR ENFORCING THE STATE ORDERS REGARDLESS OF WHAT THE CITY OF WORTHINGTON OR CITY OF COLUMBUS WOULD ADOPT, THEY WOULD BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ENFORCEMENT OF THOSE PROVISIONS. SO THEY ARE SORT OF STUCK ENFORCING BOTH. I REALIZE THAT I'VE HOLD YOU THIS IS WHY OUR LANGUAGE WAS THE WAY IT WAS WRITTEN, WE WERE TRYING TO MAKE IT SIMPLER FOR COLUMBUS PUBLIC HEALTH.

THEY NONETHELESS HAVE TO HAVE AN AWARENESS OF WHAT THE STATE ORDERS SAY. IT'S A MATTER WHETHER WE CHOOSE TO STICK WITH THE COLUMBUS VERSION OR MAKE SOME OF THESE CHANGES BASED ON THE STATE ORDERS.

I JUST FELT IT IMPORTANT TO BRING IT FORWARD TO YOU.

I DON'T HAVE A STRONG VIEW ONE WAY OR THE OTHER IN TERMS OF ADOPTING OR NOT ADOPTING THE STATE PROVISIONS.

>> B. KOWALCZYK: ONE FOLLOW-UP. I NOTICED AS YOU WERE SCROLLING THROUGH, THERE WAS LANGUAGE DELETED REGARDING NOISE IF IT WAS ELIMINATED, WHAT WAS THE POINT OF THAT?

>> MR. LINDSEY: THE STATE REQUIREMENTS ARE ANY INDOOR LOCATIONS THAT IS NOT A RESIDENCES.

SO THE QUESTION WOULD BECOME, AND I DON'T KNOW THAT THE STATE HAS EXPRESSLY ADDRESSED THIS, IS WHETHER OR NOT YOU WOULD TREAT THOSE AS A RESIDENCE OR NOT. SOMEBODY HAD ASKED THE QUESTION ABOUT WHILE THE WORKERS ARE REQUIRED TO WEAR A MASK, IT DOESN'T EXPRESSLY SAY THE INDIVIDUALS.

AND OF COURSE INDIVIDUALS IN THEIR OWN RESIDENCES AREN'T REQUIRED TO WEAR FACE COVERINGS. SO PRESUMABLY THEY WOULDN'T WE REQUIRED UNLESS IT WAS A REQUIREMENT OF THE FACILITY.

THAT WOULD BE THE DISTINCT -- DISTINCTION.

AS PROPOSED HERE. IF WE ADOPTED THE STATE REQUIREMENTS, IT WAS GOING WITH THE SIMPLIFIED VERSION OF ANY INDOOR FACILITY THAT WASN'T A RESIDENCE.

THAT'S WHY THE OTHER LONG-TERM CARE FACILITIES WERE NOT CALLED

OUT SEPARATELY. >> B. KOWALCZYK: OKAY.

THAT MAKES SENSE. THANK YOU.

>> MR. LINDSEY: YOU'RE WELCOME. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: OKAY.

OTHER QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS? >> MR. LINDSEY: IF YOU WANT TO, I BRIEFLY PULLED UP THE COUNCIL PACKET MEMO, WHICH YOU RECEIVED OR AT LEAST THE COUNCIL HIGHLIGHTED VERSION WITH ALL MY SIDE COMMENTS. IF THERE ARE PARTICULAR ONES YOU CAN'T TO ADDRESS -- YOU WANT TO ADDRESS, WE CAN DO SO.

OTHERWISE, I'LL DEFER TO COUNCIL TO DECIDE ON WHICH ADDITIONAL AMENDMENTS IT DOES OR DIDN'T WANT TO CONSIDER.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: I THINK I'M GOING TO START BY ASKING, DOES ANYBODY HAVE OBJECTIONS TO THE HIGHLIGHTED VERSION THAT WAS

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SENT OUT THAT BRINGS US INTO COMPLIANCE WITH COLUMBUS? TRYING TO SEE IF PEOPLE IN GENERAL, IF COUNCIL IS OKAY WITH THE COMPLIANCE. AND THEN I WAS GOING TO LOOK AT THESE ADDITIONAL STATE REQUIREMENTS TO SEE IF WE WANTED TO MAKE ANY CHANGES FOLLOWING THOSE.

SO FIRST, IS THERE ANYBODY WHO HAS OBJECTIONS OR QUESTIONS REGARDING THE COMPLIANCE TO BRING COLUMBUS AND WORTHINGTON

CLOSE TO MIRRORED ORDINANCES. >> D. ROBINSON: THAT'S THE DOCUMENT WE RECEIVED IN THE PACKET?

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: YES, WITH THE PINK HIGHLIGHTS.

>> D. ROBINSON: I DON'T HAVE A PROBLEM OR QUESTION.

BUT MAYBE A SMALL CLARIFICATION THAT OULD MAKE THE LANGUAGE CONSIST THROUGHOUT. AND THAT IS PACKET PAGE 229, MR. LINDSEY. PAGE 14 OF 16.

ITEM "N." WHERE THE LANGUAGE READ: SO LONG AS PHYSICAL SEPARATION OF NOT LESS THAN SIX FEET IS MAINTAINED... I BELIEVE ELSE WHERE IN THE DOCUMENT THE LANGUAGE IS, SEPARATION OF AT LEAST SIX FEET.

INSTEAD OF NOT LESS THAN. >> MR. LINDSEY: LET ME -- I'M ON A DIFFERENT VERSION OF THIS. AND WHILE I HAVE IT UP ON THE SHARE I'M GOING TO USE THAT SO YOUR PAGE NUMBERING WAS DIFFERENT FOR ME. SO LET ME...

>> D. ROBINSON: RIGHT THERE. NOT LESS THAN SIX FEET.

ELSEWHERE IT WAS CHANGED TO MAKE IT CLEARER.

I THINK INSTEAD OF NOT LESS THAN, IT WAS CHANGED TO AT

LEAST. >> MR. LINDSEY: YEAH.

AND THE REASON I CHANGED IT IN THE ONE WAS SOMEBODY, AND I FORGET WHICH COUNCILMEMBER FORWARDED THAT COMMENT TO ME OR A MEMBER OF THE UBLIC WHO WAS CONCERNED ABOUT A DOUBLE NEGATIVE IN THAT THE WAY THAT -- BECAUSE IT WAS UNABLE TO MAINTAIN OR DOES NOT MAINTAIN PHYSICAL SEPARATION OF NOT LESS THAN SIX FEET. SO THE DOUBLE NEGATIVE IS WHY I CHANGED THAT TO AT LEAST SIX. THE DOUBLE NEGATIVE DOESN'T ACTUALLY SHOW UP IN THE OTHER ONE.

THE QUESTION BECOMES QUITE FRANKLY, WHETHER WE NEED IT BOTH AS CLARIFICATION OF THE REQUIREMENT, WHICH IS IN THE FIRST READING OF IT. AND ALSO TO HAVE AN EXCEPTION THAT DOES IT. I DON'T...

WE USE IT A COUPLE OF PLACES WHERE WE USE NOT LESS THAN SIX FEET. THE ONLY REASON CHANGED THE ONE WAS BECAUSE OF THE DOUBLE NEGATIVE.

>> D. ROBINSON: I DON'T FEEL STRONGLY ABOUT IT.

I THOUGHT YOU WOULD WANT TO MAKE IT CONSIST.

I CAN LIVE EITHER WAY. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: ANY COMMENT SAID OR THOUGHTS REGARDING THE -- COMMENTS, REGARDING THE PINK HIGHLIGHTED FORM THAT WENT OUT.

>> R. DOROTHY: I HAVE A COMMENT ON THE AGE REQUIRED.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: I HAVE RECEIVED COMMENTS ON THAT TOO.

GO AHEAD. LET ME HEAR YOURS.

>> R. DOROTHY: IT IS SPECIFICALLY FROM A PERSON.

BUT I SHARE THE CONCERN TRYING TO ALIGN MORE WITH WHAT THE SCHOOLS ARE REQUIRING FOR MASKS, CHANGING IT TO FIVE PLUS AGES FIVE. SO GOING LOWER SO IT COVERS ALL KIDS IN SCHOOL IN MASKS SO IT'S CONSIST THROUGHOUT THE DAY.

PEOPLE WON'T RECOGNIZE HE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN INSCHOOL AND OUT OF SCHOOL. AND LIKE TO KEEP CONSISTENCY

THROUGHOUT. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: DOES THE SCHOOL, I DIDN'T REALIZE THE SCHOOL HAD AN AGE LIMIT OF FIVE.

>> R. DOROTHY: FOR ALL THE KIDS THAT ARE GOING TO SCHOOL, WHICH THEY MIGHT NOT, EVENTUALLY THEY WILL.

>> MR. LINDSEY: I WOULD NOTE THE ORDINANCE PROVIDES SCHOOL INDIVIDUALS, WHICH INCLUDE STUDENTS ON OR IN SCHOOL OR IN SCHOOL DISTRICT ACILITIES, MAY FOLLOW THE REGULATIONS AND GUIDELINES PROMULGATED BY THE GOVERNING BODIES AND OHIO EDUCATION. IF THEY REQUIRE ALL STUDENT TODAY WEAR A MASK, THAT WOULD CONTROL WHATEVER AGE WE HAD IN OUR ORDINANCE. I BELIEVE THE PRIMARY CONCERN IS ADDRESSED THERE. THAT'S NOT TO SAY THAT YOU CAN'T HAVE DISCUSSION AS TO WHETHER CHILDREN AT FOUR OR FIVE SHOULD BE REQUIRED TO WEAR A MASK. OR UP TO THE 10.

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I WOULD SAY NOTE THAT AT LEAST ONE OF THE ORDINANCES FROM OUT OF STATE I SAW ACTUALLY ONLY PRIOR TO RDINANCE REQUIRED FACE COVERING OR PEOPLE OVER 18, 18 AND OVER.

THE QUESTION BECOMES FROM AN ENFORCEMENT STANDPOINT, I REALLY DO NOT ANTICIPATE THE COLUMBUS PUBLIC HEALTH IS GOING TO ENFORCE THIS AGAINST AN INDIVIDUAL WHETHER THEY ARE 5, 6, 17 -- 7, 8, OR 15, THE MECHANISM OF CIVIL ENFORCEMENT WITH A FINE DOESN'T MAKE SENSE ON THE CHILDREN.

AND THE PRIMARY ENFORCEMENT IS INTENDED FOR BUSINESSES.

THAT DOESN'T MEAN YOU CAN'T CHANGE IT, IT PROVIDES YOU

BACKGROUND OR REFERENCE. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: I HAD THE COMMENT FROM SOMEONE WHOSE CHILDREN ARE IN DAYCARE.

THEY WOULD HAVE TO TAKE THE MASK.

BUT THE DAYCARE, THEY ASK IF WE COULD HAVE IT TO THE AGE OF 10 BECAUSE THE CHILDREN ARE IN THERE ALL THOSE HOURS.

IF THEY HAVE TO GO TO SCHOOL, THEY WERE SUPPORTING THE 10 AND UNDER OR UNDER 10 BECAUSE ALL THE HOURS THE KIDS ARE SPENDING AT THE DAYCARE CENTER. THEY GET THERE AT 6:00 IN THE MORNING AND THERE UNTIL 6:00 AT NIGHT.

IF THE REQUIREMENT IS IF THEY HAVE TO WEAR A MASK, THAT'S WAY BEYOND WHAT A SCHOOL CHILD WOULD WEAR A MASK.

IF OUR ORDINANCE IS COVERING WHEN THE KIDS GO TO SCHOOL, IS THERE ANY REASON WHY WE CAN'T CHANGE THE OTHER NE TO MATCH

THE STATE? >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: LOOKING FOR THOUGHTS. I KNOW I RECEIVED COMMENT ON THAT BECAUSE OF THE DAYCARE SITUATION.

PRESIDENT MICHAEL I ASSUME THAT WAS A QUESTION TOWARD YOUR

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: CORRECT >> R. DOROTHY: RIGHT NOW THE CURRENT CHANGES HAVE S IN LINE WITH THE STATE GUIDELINES.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: THE CURRENT CHANGE DOES NOT HAVE THE AGE 10, WHICH IS PART OF OF THE STATE GUIDELINES.

OURS HAS SIX. >> R. DOROTHY: OKAY.

>> MR. LINDSEY: RIGHT THERE -- PAGE 4, INDIVIDUALS UNDER SIX

YEARS OLD. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: IF THE CHILD, IF A KID IS SIX OR SEVEN AND THE DAYCARE TAKES THEM TO THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, THEY HAVE TO FOLLOW THE MASK RULE FOR THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL. BUT IF GIVES THEM A BREAK WHEN THEY COME BACK TO THE DAYCARE CENTER.

>> R. DOROTHY: OKAY. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: ANY THOUGHT ON THE AGE OR -- WHILE WE HAVE IT UP?

>> PRO TEM S. MYERS: IS IT REALLY JUST KIND OF AN ARBITRARY NUMBER? I MEAN THE CDC IS TELLING US THERE ARE INFANTS CONTRACTING THE DISEASE.

>> B. KOWALCZYK: YES. AND THEY ACTUALLY SAY CHILDREN -- EXCEPT FOR CHILDREN UNDER TWO, CHILDREN ARE RECOMMENDED TO WEAR MASKS AS WELL.

>> PRO TEM S. MYERS: I'M UST PERSONALLY THINKING OF KIDS AROUND MY NEIGHBORHOOD. IF THEIR PARENTS HAD TO MAKE THEM WEAR MASKS OUT IN THE FRONT YARD PLAYING, HOW DIFFICULT A CHALLENGE THAT WOULD BE FOR A PARENT.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: YES. DOES ANYBODY OBJECTIVE?

>> PRO TEM S. MYERS: ESPECIALLY WITH THE YOUNGER CHILDREN.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: DOES ANYBODY OBJECTIVE TO US GOING

WITH UNDER 10? >> R. DOROTHY: I WAS LOOKING FOR FIVE OR LESS. I'M HAPPY WITH KEEPING IT SIX.

SORRY OR BRINGING IT UP. >> B. KOWALCZYK: I WOULD PREFER

KEEPING IT AT SIX. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: I PREFER KEEPING -- GOING TO 10. LET'S HEAR WHAT OTHER THOUGHTS

ARE. >> PRO TEM S. MYERS: I JUST DON'T KNOW IF I COULD HAVE GOTTEN MY 6-YEAR-OLD TO DO IT.

IT WOULD HAVE BEEN A CHALLENGE. >> P. BUCHER: I THINK GIVEN THE PRACTICALITY OF ENFORCEMENT, I'M FINE WITH SIX.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: THAT FORCES THE KIDS IN DAYCARE TO HAVE TO HAVE A MASK ON ALL THOSE HOURS, ALL THOSE EXTRA HOURS.

ALL THE EXTRA HOURS. AND I'M NOT SURE THE REASON, OU KNOW, IS THE STATE IS FIGURING 10 IS OKAY.

I'M WONDERING WHY WE WOULD GO WITH THE SIX AND MAKE IT THAT

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MUCH HARDER, ESPECIALLY THE CHILDREN IN DAYCARE.

WHEN THEY GO TO REAL SCHOOL, IF THEY GO TO SCHOOL, THEY WILL HAVE TO WEAR THE MASK AT SCHOOL. BUT WITH GIVING THEM A BREAK

WHEN OUTSIDE OF THE SCHOOL. >> B. KOWALCZYK: I THINK THE POINT THAT IT'S DIFFICULT FOR THE ENFORCEMENT PURPOSES THAT WE WOULD CHANGE THAT NUMBER S ONE THING.

BUT THE OTHER THING IS SENDING A MESSAGE THAT YOU ARE WEARING A MASK TO PROTECT OTHER PEOPLE. AND I UNDERSTAND THAT THERE CAN BE CHALLENGES WITH DAYCARE. IN TERMS OF THINKING ABOUT HOW WE'RE PROTECTING THE DAYCARE WORKERS, I MEAN, THAT'S SOMETHING THAT'S IMPORTANT. I ALSO THINK THAT -- I THINK WE SHOULD LEAVE IT AT SIX. BECAUSE THE ONES GOING TO SCHOOL ARE GOING TO BE WEARING THE MASKS ANYWAY AND GOING TO BE USED TO IT. I DON'T THINK CHANGING THAT WHOLE NUMBER TO 10, I MEAN THAT DOESN'T APPLY TO JUST DAYCARE, YOU ARE TALKING ALL KIDS UNDER 10.

I DON'T THINK THAT'S AN APPROPRIATE CHANGE.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: BUT THE SCHOOL, WE HAVE THE EXCEPTION IF THERE IS A SCHOOL POLICY, THE SCHOOL POLICY OVERRIDES THIS

ONE. >> D. ROBINSON: MADAM PRESIDENT, FOR MY BENEFIT, BECAUSE I HONESTLY HAD TROUBLE FOLLOWING THE AFFECT OF GOING FROM SIX TO 10 OR STAYING AT SIX.

PERTAINS TO WHAT SITUATIONS PLEASE? WHAT WOULD THE ACTUAL IMPACT EE FOR CHANGING -- BE FOR CHANGING

THE AGE? >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: CHILDRO WEAR MASKS. HOWEVER IF THE SCHOOL HAS A DIFFERENT AGE THAN THE SCHOOL ONE WOULD OVERRIDE.

CHILD GOES TO DAYCARE AT 6:00 IN THE MORNING AND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL AT 8:30, THEY WOULD NOT HAVE TO WEAR THE MASK AT THE DAYCARE, THEY WOULD HAVE TO WEAR THE MASK AT SCHOOL.

WHEN THEY GET OUT OF SCHOOL, THEY WOULDN'T HAVE TO.

I THINK THIS APPLIES TO MR. LINDSEY, THIS WOULD APPLY TO KIDS IN STORES AND THINGS LIKE THAT, MR. LINDSEY?

>> MR. LINDSEY: CORRECT, PRESIDENT MICHAEL.

THE AGE IN WHICH A CHILD IN PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION OR STORE OR ANY OTHER FACILITIES MENTIONED IN OUR CURRENT ORDINANCE WOULD HAVE TO WEAR A MASK IF THEY WERE SIX OR OLDER UNDER THE CURRENT ORDINANCE. SO IT WOULD BE THAT SIX TO 10 GAP FOR ALL LOCATIONS. AS YOU INDICATED, SCHOOLS ARE ALREADY COVERED. THEY TO FOLLOW THE SCHOOL RULES.

WHETHER IN THE DAYCARE OUR STORE, WOULD THEY HAVE TO WEAR A MASK IN THOSE LOCATIONS. WE DID INCLUDE THE PARTICULAR EXCEPTION FOR UTDOOR TO COVER OUTDOOR PLAY.

THE QUESTION REALLY IS THEN FOR WHEN THEY ARE IN ONE OF THE BUILDING REGULATED UNDER THE ORDINANCE, WOULD THAT HAVE TO

WEAR A MASK. >> D. ROBINSON: FOR OUTDOOR PLAY, HAVE WE ALREADY APPROVED A CHANGE TO 10?

>> MR. LINDSEY: YOU HAVE NOT. THAT IS IN THE PINK, WHAT WE'LL CALL THE PINK VERSION, THE DRAFT ORDINANCE IN FRONT OF YOU.

OR THE PROPOSED ORDINANCE PROBABLY BETTER LANGUAGE.

AND THEN THE AMENDMENT THAT COUNCIL PRESIDENT MICHAEL --

>> D. ROBINSON: THE SECOND PROVISION REFERS TO SITUATIONS LIKE DAYCARE, PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION, STORES, IS THAT

CORRECT? >> MR. LINDSEY: CORRECT.

>> D. ROBINSON: I WOULD SUPPORT SIX.

I SAW OVER THE WEEKEND, A COUPLE OF MOTHERS WITH FOUR OR FIVE CHILDREN THAT COULD NOT HAVE BEEN OLDER THAN FOUR OR FIVE WEARING MASKS. AND IN SOME WAYS, I KNOW IT'S REALLY DIFFERENT SOMETIMES BUT ALSO I'VE SEEN MANY INSTANCES WHERE THEY TAKE TO IT QUITE NATURALLY.

I ALSO KEEP IN MIND, COUNCILMEMBER KOWALCZYK'S I

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THINK REALLY USUALLY COMMENT THAT MASKS ARE WORN TO PROTECT OTHERS. THAT APPLIES REGARDLESS TO THE AGE OF THE PERSON. SO I WOULD SAY SIX.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: ARE WE SAYING SIX.

NOW WE HAVE TWO PLACES. ARE WE GOING TO GO WHAT IS IN FRONT OF US ON THE SCREEN, GOING TO AGE 10.

FOR THE PINK VERSION AND NOT GOING TO SIX ON THE OTHER PROVISION. THERE IS G, 22 -- TWO PARAGRAPHS. WHAT WAS THE OTHER?

>> MR. LINDSEY: 6605. THE GENERAL -- PARAGRAPH G IS ONE OF THE REQUIREMENTS, OUTDOOR SPACE WHERE YOU ARE UNABLE O MAINTAIN PHYSICAL SEPARATION THAT'S, MASKS ONLY GOING TO BE REQUIRED FOR PERSONS OVER THE AGE OF 10.

AND THAT'S A NUMBER YOU CAN CHOOSE TO INCREASE OR DECREASE.

THAT IS OUTDOOR, NOT INDOOR, IT'S NOT THE CONFINED AIR CONSIDERATION. IT'S WHATEVER NUMBER COUNCIL FEELS COMFORTABLE WITH AT THAT LOCATION.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: I'M TRYING TO KEEP US MOVING FORWARD. ON G, SECTION G, 7, WHAT IS THE

NUMBER ON THAT MR. LINDSEY? >> MR. LINDSEY: IT WOULD B

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: 767.03G , DOES ANYBODY WANT TO MOVE THE AGE TO 10 FOR THE OUTDOOR PLAY? AS COLUMBUS' URRENTLY HAS.

>> MR. LINDSEY: THIS LANGUAGE IS NOT IN COLUMBUS.

COLUMBUS HAS NO AGE EXCEPTION HERE.

SO BASICALLY, THE SIX WOULD APPLY IF YOU DON'T PUT IN THIS OVER THE AGE OF 10 LANGUAGE. MY THOUGHT WAS BECAUSE PEOPLE WERE CONCERNED ABOUT WHETHER CHILDREN COULD PLAY IN A PARK EFFECTIVE EFFECTIVELY IF THEY HAD A MASK ON, WHAT'S WHY I CREATED THE EXCEPTION. THIS IS A DIFFERENCE FROM COLUMBUS. IF YOU DON'T WANT TO GO TO 10 TO A NUMBER GREATER THAN SIX, WE WOULD STRIKE THE OVER THE AGE OF

10 LANGUAGE. >> D. ROBINSON: MR. LINDSEY, TO PERHAPS FURTHER CONFUSE THE SITUATION, IS MY UNDERSTANDING CORRECT IF SAY I BRING MY TWO CHILDREN TO PINGREE PARK AND THEY STAY SIX FEET OR MORE AWAY FROM OTHER PEOPLE, THEY DON'T

HAVE TO WEAR A MASK? >> MR. LINDSEY: THAT IS CORRECT BECAUSE WE ADDED CLARIFYING LANGUAGE, MY ASSUMPTION IS YOUR TWO CHILDREN DO LIVE IN YOUR HOUSEHOLD, THAT LANGUAGE WOULD BE BEEN SUFFICIENT. IF THEIR GRANDPARENTS WERE WITH THEM, FAMILY INCLUDING HOUSEHOLD MEMBERS WOULD NOT NEED A MASK IF YOU STAY AWAY FROM OTHER NONFAMILY MEMBERS OR NON-HOUSEHOLD MEMBERS. I THINK THE SHORT ANSWER WAS Y

YES. >> D. KAY THRESS: MS. MICHAEL, I RECEIVED AN EMAIL HAVING TO DO WITH WEARING A MASK IN SCHOOL FROM SHAWNA LAREAU. RECOMMENDATIONS CHANGES FROM SIX TO FIVE. LOOKING FOR CONSISTENCY WITH THE SCHOOL DISTRICT, REQUIRES K-12, WE SHOULD FOLLOW TWO PLUS.

COUNCIL LACK OF NOWLEDGE OF MASKS ARE CONCERNING.

HER SIX-YEAR-OLD WORE A MASK SINCE MID-MARCH.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: OKAY. THANK YOU FOR SHARING THAT.

THAT'S SOMETHING, IT'S GOOD TO HEAR.

I'M TRYING TO MOVE US FORWARD. DOES ANYBODY WANT TO SUPPORT REVISING 767.03G IN FRONT OF US? ANYONE WANT TO MOVE THAT OR NOT? I'M ASKING. NOT HEARING ANYBODY MOVING FOR

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THAT, SO I'M GOING TO ASSUME THAT'S NOT GOING TO BE A CHANGE THAT PEOPLE ARE GOING TO WANT SO WE'RE NOT PUTTING IT IN AS A

MOTION TO CHANGE. >> MR. LINDSEY: COUNCIL PRESIDENT MICHAEL IF I COULD CLARIFY.

ALL OF THE PINK CHANGES ARE IN THE ORDINANCE THAT YOU HAVE BEFORE YOU. IF YOU WANT TO IF YOU DON'T AGREE WITH A CHANGE THAT'S IN THE PINK VERSION YOU NEED TO MAKE A MOTION TO STRIKE LANGUAGE FROM THE PROPOSED ORDINANCE.

IT IS THE GREEN AND YELLOW MEMO THAT YOU --

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: THE ADD.

>> MR. LINDSEY: TO ADD IT. CORRECT.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: OKAY. DOES ANYBODY WANT TO MOVE TO

STRIKE THAT OR LEAVE IT IN? >> B. KOWALCZYK: I WOULD MOVE TO

STRIKE IT. >> R. DOROTHY: SECOND.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: WE HAVE A MOTION AND SECOND ANY FURTHER DISCUSSION? IF NOT, ALL THOSE IN FAVOR, SIGNIFY BY SAYING AYE. ALL THOSE OPPOSED, LIKE SIGN.

OKAY. NOW GOING UP WE TALKED ABOUT 767.05B. IS THERE ANYBODY MOVING TO CHANGE THAT TO 10 OR KEEP IT AT SIX? WE KEEP IT RIGHT NOW IT'S AT SIX, THAT WOULD NOT REQUIRE A CHANGE IF YOU WANT TO KEEP IT AT THAT.

CORRECT. DOES ANYBODY WANT TO MAKE A

CHANGE TO THAT? >> PRO TEM S. MYERS: THE.

>> D. ROBINSON: THE DAYCARE PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION SCENARIO?

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: YES. >> D. ROBINSON: IT'S CURRENTLY SIX, IS THAT RIGHT? THANK YOU.

>> MR. LINDSEY: UNDER SIX. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: NOBODY IS MOVING THERE. WHAT ABOUT THE OTHER ADDITION, ANYTHING ELSE IN PINK EDITION THAT PEOPLE WANT TO MAKE A CHANGE? NOT HEARING ANY.

NOW, THAT'S WHAT I WAS GOING TO HAVE YOU BRING UP, MR. LINDSEY.

MOVING ON, DOES ANYBODY WANT TO MAKE ANY CHANGES? THE NDOOR ANY INDOOR LOCATION THAT IS NOT A RESIDENCE OR DO WE WANT TO LEAVE OUR LANGUAGE AS WE CURRENTLY HAD IT OUT?

>> PRO TEM S. MYERS: I AM ALL FOR SIMPLE IN DRAFTING.

AND I THINK INDOOR LOCATION THAT IS NOT A RESIDENCE MAKES IT MORE STREAMLINED AND EASIER TO ENFORCE. THAT LANGUAGE MAKES A

LOT OF SENSE TO ME. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: ARE YOU MOVING WE ADD THAT TO OUR ORDINANCE?

>> PRO TEM S. MYERS: I BELIEVE THEN WE HAVE TO STRIKE WHAT IS

IN GREEN. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: YES.

>> PRO TEM S. MYERS: I WOULD SO MOVE.

>> D. ROBINSON: MAY I ASK A QUICK QUESTION.

>> PRO TEM S. MYERS: SURE. >> D. ROBINSON: QUICKLY, THIS RELATES TO MS. KOWALCZYK'S COMMENT ABOUT NURSING HOMES.

WOULD IT SERVE OUR PURPOSE TO SAY PRIVATE RESIDENCES, WOULD

THAT ACCOMPLISH ANYTHING R NOT? >> B. KOWALCZYK: I THINK THE INTERPRETATION IS PROBABLY CORRECT THOSE ARE RESIDENCES OR

INDIVIDUALS WHO LIVE THERE. >> D. ROBINSON: OKAY.

>> B. KOWALCZYK: SO IT WOULD APPLY LIKE IT CURRENTLY READS.

IT WOULD BE CONSIST WITH WHAT IS STRICKEN THAT WORKERS ARE EXPECT TODAY WEAR MASKS BUT PEOPLE WHO LIVE IN THE FACILITIES WERE NOT REQUIRING THE MASK BUT I THINK AS MR. LINDSEY SAID, THE FACILITIES COULD ASK THEM TO DO THAT.

RIGHT? >> D. ROBINSON: I DEFER TO THE

LAWYERS PRESENT. >> MR. LINDSEY: I DO WANT TO MAKE ONE NOTE. IF IN FACT COUNCIL IS ESIRING TO MAKE THE MOTION TO AMEND TO SIMPLIFY THIS THE WAY THE STATE ORDER DOES, THE LANGUAGE THAT WAS NOT CHANGING OTHER THAN THE LETTER DESIGNATION BY IT, THE SUBSECTION C WAS SIMILAR TO THE PINK VERSION AND HAD THE OVER THE AGE OF 10.

JUST KNOW THAT WOULD BE STRICKEN AS WELL AND THE RECORD SHOULD

REFLECT THAT. >> PRO TEM S. MYERS: DOES THAT NEED TO BE APPENDED TO MY MOTION?

>> MR. LINDSEY: I THINK SO. >> PRO TEM S. MYERS: I WOULD CONSIDER THAT AS A FRIENDLY AMENDMENT.

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>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: OKAY. WE HAVE A MOTION, AN AMENDED MOTION. DO WE HAVE A SECOND?

>> P. BUCHER: I'M -- I'LL SECOND.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: ANY FURTHER DISCUSSION ON THE MOTION? AND MR. LINDSEY, I'M GOING TO HAVE YOU RESTATE THE MOTION JUST SO I MAKE SURE WE KNOW EXACTLY

WHAT WE'RE VOTING ON. >> MR. LINDSEY: I WILL READ QUICKLY. BUT I'LL READ IT AS WRITTEN.

THE MOTION TO AMEND SECTION 767.03 TO READ AS FOLLOWS: FACE COVERING REQUIREMENT FOR INDIVIDUALS, ALL INDIVIDUALS WITHIN THE CITY OF WORTHINGTON SHALL WEAR A FACE COVERING OVER THE INDIVIDUAL'S ONOSE AND MOUTH AT ALL TIMES WHEN SUBSECTION A, IN ANY INDOOR LOCATION THAT IS NOT A RESIDENCE, SUBSECTION B, WAITING FOR, RIDING, DRIVING OR OPERATING PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION, A TAXI, A PRIVATE CARE SERVICE OR A RIDE SHARING VEHICLE.

THIS IS DOES NOT APPLY TO RENTAL VEHICLES WHERE MEMBERS OF A FAMILY ARE SHARING A VEHICLE. DOES NOT APPLY TO VEHICLES ENGAGED IN DIRECT TRAFFIC THAT DO NOT STOP IS IN THE CITY OF WORTHINGTON. C, IN ANY OUTDOOR PACE OR OUTDOOR SOMEPLACE WHERE OR WHEN A PERSON IS UNABLE TO MAINTAIN OR DOES NOT MAINTAIN PHYSICAL SEPARATION OF AT LEAST SIX FEET FROM OTHERS WHO ARE NOT MEMBERS OF THEIR OWN FAMILY OR HOUSEHOLD. HOWEVER, THIS PROVISION SHALL NOT APPLY IF IT IS NOT REASONABLY PANEL TO AVOID A PHYSICAL SEPARATION OF LESS THAN SIX FEET, UCH AS WALKING PAST

SOMEONE ON A NEURO PATH. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: OKAY.

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

OKAY. THAT PASSES.

AND NOW WE HAVE WHETHER OR NOT TO ACT ON THE RELIGIOUS EXCEPTION R IN FRONT OF US. ANYWAY -- ANY THOUGHTS REGARDING

THAT? >> B. KOWALCZYK: IT'S MY UNDERSTANDING THE CHANGE WOULD REFLECT THE STATE ORDER?> PRESIT

. >> B. KOWALCZYK: I THINK THAT

MAKES SENSE. >> MR. LINDSEY: IT NARROWS THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE ACCEPTED FROM THE MASK REQUIREMENT BY ONLY

LIMITING IT TO THOSE OFFICIATING >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: MS. KOW

ALCZYK, DID YOU JUST MOVE THAT? >> B. KOWALCZYK: SURE.

>> PRO TEM S. MYERS: SECOND. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: A MOTION AND SECOND. ANY URTHER DISCUSSION ON THIS

PARTICULAR ONE? >> D. ROBINSON: YEAH.

IT SEEMS TO ME THINGS ARE A LITTLE MORE COMPLICATED BUT MAYBE NOT. WHAT IF IN A RELIGIOUS SERVICE A MASS IS CELEBRATED, O FOLKS NEED TO -- I MEAN, IS IT ACCEPTED WHEN THEY ARE TAKING THE TOAST AND WINE, THEY ARE NOT

SITTING... >> MR. LINDSEY: I DO KNOW FROM

MY OWN -- >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: THAT'S

A GOOD QUESTION. >> MR. LINDSEY: I'VE SEEN PEOPLE WHO LEAVE THE MASK ON AND SIMPLY LIFT THE MASK FOR PURPOSES OF TAKING A COMMUNION WAFER. I DON'T KNOW HOW ALL RELIGIOUS PRACTICES MAY OR MAY NOT PERMIT THAT IF ONE WERE DRINKING FROM A CUP, THAT WOULD BE MORE DIFFICULT TO DO SO.

I KNOW MANY ARE NOT HAVING CUPS, SHARED CUPS AT LEAST.

BUT SOME RELIGIOUS SERVICES USE SORT OF DISPOSAL CUPS.

ONCE AGAIN, THE TEMPORARY LIFTING OF THE MASK FOR THAT PURPOSE WOULD BE DIFFERENT FROM NOT HAVING IT ON FOR THE ENTIRE

SERVICE. >> B. KOWALCZYK: I WOULD THINK IF THERE ARE QUESTIONS ON INTERPRETATION THAT CAN GO TO THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT BECAUSE THEY HAVE TO ENFORCE IT ANYWAY.

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

I HAVE A MOTION AND SECOND, CORRECT? YEAH. I HAVE A MOTION, BETH MOVED.

WHO SECONDED? DID ANYONE SECOND?

>> PRO TEM S. MYERS: I DID. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: OKAY.

WE HAVE A MOTION AND SECOND. ANY FURTHER DISCUSSION.

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IF NOT, ALL THOSE IN FAVOR, SIGNIFY BY SAYING AYE.

ALL THOSE OPPOSED, LIKE SIGN. THAT ONE PASSES.

DO WE HAVE ANYTHING ELSE IN THERE, MR. LINDSEY?

>> MR. LINDSEY: WE HAVE THE ATHLETIC PRACTICE OR COMPETITION CLARIFYING MASKS ARE NOT REQUIRED WHEN IT'S PERMITTED UNDER OHIO PUBLIC HEALTH ORDER TO NOT WEAR A MASK FOR ATHLETIC PRACTICE, SCRIMMAGE. I.

>> PRO TEM S. MYERS: I WOULD MOVE FOR THAT ADDITION.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: I HAVE A MOTION.

DO I HAVE A SECOND? >> D. SMITH: SMITH.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: WE HAVE A MOTION AND SECOND TO CLARIFY THE PARTICIPATION AND ATHLETIC PRACTICES AND SCRIMMAGES.

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

OKAY. >> MR. LINDSEY: THE LAST OF THE STATE ONES I PUT FORWARD AS THE CATCH-ALL GENERAL PROVISIONS AN EXCEPTION WHEN FACE COVERINGS ARE PROHIBITED BY FEDERAL OR

STATE LAW OR REGULATION. >> PRO TEM S. MYERS: I WILL MOVE

FOR THAT ADDITION. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: IS

THERE A SECOND. >> M. GREESON: I'LL --

>> B. KOWALCZYK: I'LL SECOND. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: ANY FURTHER DISCUSSION? IF NOT, ALL THOSE IN FAVOR, SIGNIFY BY SAYING AYE. ALL THOSE OPPOSED, LIKE SIGN.

THAT CARRIES. >> D. ROBINSON: CAN I ASK FOR CLARIFICATION ON THE RELIGIOUS ISSUES? SO I UNDERSTAND THE ACTUAL PRACTICE OF THAT.

IF SOMEONE IS SITTING SIX FEET AWAY OR MORE FROM OTHER PEOPLE, DO THEY NEED TO WEAR A MASK AT THE SERVICE?

>> MR. LINDSEY: YES. THE WAY IT WOULD BE WRITTEN THAT WOULD STILL BE REQUIRED. THE ONLY TIME THE SIX FEET SORT OF LANGUAGE PLAYS IN IS THE OUTDOOR EXCEPTION OR OUTDOOR REQUIREMENT. OR CORRECTION THERE ALSO, I BELIEVE IN THE ACTIVELY PARTICIPATING IN EXERCISE.

>> D. ROBINSON: OKAY. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: OKAY.

>> D. ROBINSON: THANK YOU. >> MR. LINDSEY: SO THE ADDITIONAL SIX FOOT FOR AN INDOOR WOULD BE THE EXERCISING.

BUT OTHERWISE, BEING -- WELL, I STAND CORRECTING MYSELF AGAIN HERE. WORK SPACES WHERE PHYSICAL SEPARATION, A PRIVATE WORK SPACE WHERE YOU CAN'T MAINTAIN PHYSICAL SEPARATION OF SIX FEET. THERE ARE A COUPLE OF INDOOR EXCEPTIONS. THAT WOULD NOT BE ONE AS FAR AS

THE RELIGIOUS FACILITIES. >> D. ROBINSON: THANK YOU.

>> MR. LINDSEY: YOU'RE WELCOME. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: DO WE

HAVE ANYMORE AMENDMENTS? >> MR. LINDSEY: NONE PROPOSED BY THE AW DIRECTOR OR BROUGHT FORTH AS CHANGES FROM STATE CODE

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: OKAY. WE HAVE NOW I'M GOING TO -- NOW WE'RE GOING TO LOOK FOR SOMEONE TO MOVE THAT WE APPROVE THIS ORDINANCE AS AMENDED TONIGHT.

>> D. ROBINSON: -- >> PRO TEM S. MYERS: MR. LINDSEY, DID YOU PROPOSE LANGUAGE FOR A MOTION?

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: I AM PROPOSING THAT WE HAVE A MOTION

TO ACCEPT THE -- >> PRO TEM S. MYERS: I UNDERSTAND --

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: MR. LIT TOGETHER THE MOTION?

THIS IS A COMPLICATED ONE. >> PRO TEM S. MYERS: I WANT O MAKE SURE YOU DIDN'T RECOMMEND SOMETHING.

>> MR. LINDSEY: I HAD NOT ACTUALLY PREPARED THE MOTION TO APPROVE THE ORDINANCE AS PRESENTED AND AMENDED TONIGHT.

BUT I'LL LET YOU MAKE THAT MOTION.

>> PRO TEM S. MYERS: I WOULD MOVE THAT WE ADOPT THE AMENDED ORDINANCE AS PRESENTED BY THE LAW DIRECTOR, AS OUTLINED IN HIS PINK-LINED VERSION TO US THIS EVENING AS CONTAINED IN THE

RECORD. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: ALSO, AS AMENDED BECAUSE WE MADE SEVERAL AMENDMENTS.

>> PRO TEM S. MYERS: CORRECT. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: WE HAVE A MOTION. DO WE HAVE A SECOND?

>> B. KOWALCZYK: SECOND. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: ANY FURTHER DISCUSSION? MS. THRESS, CAN YOU PLEASE CALL

[02:45:04]

THE ROLL ON ORDINANCE 33-2020 AS AMENDED?

AS AM AMENDED. >> D. KAY THRESS:

E] >> R. DOROTHY: YES.

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

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

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

NOW, MR. ROBINSON -- YOU ARE LAST ON THAT.

MR. BUCHER MOVES WE PASS THIS AS AN EMERGENCY DUE TO THE COVID-19 VIRUS. SECONDED BY MS. KOWALCZYK.

IS THERE ANY DISCUSSION ON PASSING THIS AS AN EMERGENCY? IF NOT, MS. THRESS, CAN YOU PLEASE CALL THE ROLL ON PASSING

THIS ORDINANCE AS AN EMERGENCY? >> D. KAY THRESS:

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

>> P. BUCHER: YES. >> D. ROBINSON: YES.

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

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: YES. ORDINANCE 33-2020 HAS PASSED AS AN MERGENCY ORDINANCE FOR IMPLEMENTATION.

OKAY. THANK YOU, EVERYONE FOR WORKING THROUGH THAT. MOVING ONTO -- AND THANK YOU, MR. LINDSEY, FOR A GREAT JOB OF GUIDING US THROUGH A VERY

COMPLICATED ISSUE. >> MR. LINDSEY: IT'S,

APPRECIATED THE EFFORT. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: OKAY.

[9.A.I. New Liquor Permit - Guru Wines]

MOVING ONTO NEW LIQUOR PERMIT. THE OHIO DIVISION OF LIQUOR CONTROL HAS NOTIFIED THE CITY OF A REQUEST FOR A NEW D2 LIQUOR PERMIT FOR GURU WINES MR. GREESON, IF YOU WANT TO GIVE A BRIEF UPDATE. AND THEN WE'LL GO FOR OUR

MOTION. >> M. GREESON: GURU WINES IN LINWORTH PLAZA, ADD A D1 WINE AND MIXED BEVERAGES UNTIL 1:00 P.M. PERMIT. I DON'T BELIEVE AT THIS POINT ANY OF THE STAFF HAS ANY CONCERNS WITH THAT BASED ON OUR REVIEW. SO THE RECOMMENDED MOTION WOULD BE A OTION TO NOT REQUEST A HEARING BEFORE THE DIVISION OF

LIQUOR CONTROL. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: OKAY.

DOES ANYBODY HAVE ANY ISSUES REGARDING THAT? IF NOT, MR. SMITH MOVES WE RECOMMEND -- GO AHEAD.

>> PRO TEM S. MYERS: NO, I HAVE >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: MR. SMI TH MOVES THAT WE MOVE NOT TO REQUEST A HEARING, SECONDED BY MR. MEYERS. ANY FURTHER DISCUSSION ON THE MOTION? IF NOT, ALL THOSE IN FAVOR, SIGNIFY BY SAYING AYE. ALL THOSE OPPOSED, LIKE SIGN.

[9.B.I. 2021 Operating Budget and 2021-2025 Capital Improvements Program]

NOW MOVING ONTO THE OPERATING BUDGET.

MR. GREESON. >> M. GREESON: I'LL BE BRIEF.

THIS IS JUST TO PUT A PLACEHOLDER ITEM ON THE AGENDA AS A FOLLOW-UP O OUR CONVERSATION LAST WEEK ABOUT BUDGET PROCESS. AND WHAT WE WOULD LIKE TO PROPOSE AS A STAFF, THERE IS A LOT OF PRIORITIES WE'RE WORKING ON IN AUGUST. AND I THINK IT'S PROBABLY LATE TO DEVELOP A FULL DEVELOPMENT TASK FORCE OR COMMITTEE.

IF WE DO THAT IN THE FUTURE, WE'LL NEED TO TAKE INTO CONSIDERATION THE RELATION OF SUCH A BODY TO YOUR ROLE, MY ROLE AS THE CITY MANAGER UNDER THE CHARTER FOR RECOMMENDING BUDGETS AND VARIOUS BOARD AND COMMISSION'S ROLES WHO INFLUENCE THE BUDGET IN THEIR ARTICULAR AREAS.

BUT WE DO THINK THERE IS SOME VALUABLE PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT THAT CAN OCCUR. AND WE'RE PROPOSING SEVERAL DIFFERENT THINGS. FIRST IS PUTTING SOME ESSENTIALLY VIDEO AND INFORMATIONAL, EDUCATIONAL PIECES ONLINE TO, IN ADVANCE OF ANY DIGITAL FORUMS WHERE PEOPLE CAN LEARN, SELF-LEARN ABOUT HOW OUR BUDGET WORKS.

WE THINK THAT INFORMATION WOULD BE VALUABLE AND WORTHWHILE AND IT WOULD BE EVERGREEN BECAUSE WE COULD USE IT FROM YEAR TO YEAR.

ADDITIONALLY, LET ME BACK UP ONE SECOND.

DID WE DO THE EMERGENCY MOTION PROPERLY, MS. THRESS?

>> D. KAY THRESS: I BELIEVE SO. >> M. GREESON: OKAY.

ALL RIGHT. I WAS GETTING A TEXT HERE.

THAT WE MAY NOT HAVE. THE SECOND THING IS SO WE THINK SOME TIME SPENT TRYING TO BUILD SOME UNDERSTANDING OF OUR BUDGET. AND PUTTING SOME MATERIALS

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TOGETHER THAT WOULD DO THAT WOULD BE WORTHWHILE.

SECOND, WE WOULD LIKE TO HOLD SOME DIGITAL FORUMS THAT WOULD SHARE THE FORECAST AS WE COME UP WITH IT.

AND HIGHLIGHT SOME OF THE KEY ISSUES WE'RE FACING.

AND THEN FOLLOW-UP WITH SIMILAR FORUM TO DISCUSS HOW WE ARE PROPOSING TO DEAL WITH IT AS WE FINALIZE THE MANAGER'S RECOMMENDED BUDGET. WE DO A COUPLE OF THOSE ONLINE.

AND THEN WE WOULD ALSO PROPOSE TO DO ONE.

THERE WAS A SUGGESTION WE DO ONE WITH THE BUSINESS COMMUNITY AND COLLABORATE ARE THE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE IN THE PARTNERSHIP TO ACCOMPLISH THAT. SO SEVERAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR DIFFERENT SEGMENTS OF OUR COMMUNITY TO ENGAGE WITH US ONLINE. SINCE WE'RE NOT DOING IN-PERSON FORUMS. WE HAVE THE BANDWIDTH AND WOULD SUCCESSFULLY DO THIS FALL IN LIGHT OF COVID.

AND WE OPE YOU WILL ACCEPT THAT AS A PROCESS IMPROVEMENTS TO OUR

BUDGET DEVELOPMENT PROCESS. >> B. KOWALCZYK: I HAVE TO SAY I REALLY APPRECIATE THAT. I THINK THAT'S A REAT STEP FORWARD. AND I THINK IT WILL BE REALLY INTERESTING TO SEE HOW THE ENGAGEMENT GOES IN TERMS OF DECIDING WHAT A NEXT STEP WOULD BE.

SO I LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING THESE EDUCATIONAL PIECES.

AND ENSURING THAT PEOPLE WHO HAVE ASKED ME ABOUT BUDGETS AND FINANCING ARE FULLY AWARE OF HOW SO THANK YOU.M.-

>> M. GREESON: WE DON'T KNOW EXACTLY WHAT THEY WILL LOOK LIKE

BUT WE'LL BE MAKING IT UP AS WE >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: OTHER - - WE'RE ALL VERY HAPPY TO HAVE THIS STEP GOING FORWARD.

AND THE TRANSPARENCY AND HAVING PEOPLE BEGIN TO BETTER UNDERSTAND OUR BUDGET IS ALWAYS A GOOD THING.

ANYBODY ELSE HAVE ANY COMMENTS REGARDING -- YEAH?

>> R. DOROTHY: YES. I WOULD LIKE TO ECHO WHAT I THINK THIS IS A GREAT IRST STEP.

I THINK WE ALSO NEED TO MAKE SURE AS WE'RE ALWAYS TRYING TO STRIVE FOR, TO REACH ALL MEMBERS OF OUR COMMUNITY, EOPLE MOST DISENFRANCHISED. WE HAVE OTHER PEOPLE BESIDES THE BUSINESS COMMUNITY WHO HAVEN'T BEEN NORMALLY ENGAGING ASKING ABOUT THE BUDGET AND HOW WE FUND THINGS.

IF WE CAN REACH OUT TO THEM AND HAVE THEM AT LEAST KNOW WE'RE PUTTING THIS TOGETHER. AND I THINK I'M VERY HAPPY THAT WE WERE SO ABLE TO DO ANYTHING. I MEAN, IT IS A SHORT TIMEFRAME FOR PUTTING ANYTHING TOGETHER. I APPRECIATE WE'RE GOING TO DO THIS. BUT LOOKING FORWARD, MAYBE MAKING IT A LONGER PROCESS AND TRYING TO GET MORE PEOPLE INVOLVED FROM ALL ASPECTS OF OUR SOCIETY THAT ESPECIALLY PEOPLE

WE DON'T NORMALLY REACH OUT O. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: OKAY.

AND IF YOU HAVE ANY THOUGHTS OF ONCE WE'VE PUBLICIZED WHO THEY ARE, FEEL FREE TO SHARE, REACH OUT TO PEOPLE AND ENCOURAGE THEM BECAUSE ANYBODY CAN GET ON THE WEBSITE.

>> R. DOROTHY: WE SHOULD PUSH THIS TO CRC WITH THE COMMISSIONS AND YOUTH. WE SHOULD MAKE SURE THEY KNOW ABOUT THIS AND EVERYONE CAN SHARE THE INFORMATION.

>> M. GREESON: I WANT TO -- >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: EVERYB.

SO HAT MAKES IT NICE. >> M. GREESON: I WANT TO INVITE MR. BARTTER AND MS. STEWART TO SEE IF THEY HAVE ANYTHING TO ADD TO MY COMMENTS TO THE PEOPLE DOING THE HEAVY LIFTALLING --

LIFTING. >> I DO NOT.

>> M. GREESON: OKAY. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: ANYTHI NG ELSE FROM THE CITY OFFICIAL REPORTS?

>> M. GREESON: I THINK YOU JUST EARLIER IN THE MEETING YOU ASKED SOME OF WHAT WE'RE DOING TO FULFILL SOME OF THE GOALS YOU SET FOR US WHEN YOU ADOPTED YOUR RESOLUTION RELATED TO RACIAL I-270 -- EQUITY. I WANTED TO SHARE SOME OF THE EFFORTS THAT ARE UNDER WAY IN THAT ARENA.

I HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO DO THAT PRIVATELY WITH MANY OF YOU.

BUT I WOULD LIKE TO DO IT PUBLICLY AS WELL.

BEFORE WE HIT THE AUGUST BREAK AND I HAVE ONE ANOTHER ITEM, MADAM PRESIDENT. FIRST, YOU SHOULD HAVE RECEIVED AN EMAIL FROM LAURIE TREGO, OUR PERSONNEL DIRECTOR.

WE PARTICIPATED IN CONVERSATION WITH OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY KIRWAN INSTITUTE ABOUT SENIOR LEADERSHIP, DEPARTMENT DIRECTORS AND CITY COUNCIL. IN AUGUST ARTICIPATING HOPEFULLY IN A TRAINING RELATED TO SYSTEMIC RACISM, IMPLICIT BIAS AND HOW POLICY IMPACTS DESPERATE OUTCOMES IN OUR

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COUNTRY AND STATE AND REGION AND COMMUNITY.

PLEASE GET YOUR AVAILABLE TO LAURIE THAT WILL THEN SHAPE WHEN WE CAN BOOK THE KIRWAN FOLKS FOR A TRAINING WE CAN PARTICIPATE IN TOGETHER. LIKEWISE, WE HAVE IN ECENT WEEKS I'VE CONVENED SOME REPRESENTATIVES FROM VARIOUS COMMUNITY PARTNERS. I WANT TO THANK COUNCILMEMBER KOWALCZYK FOR PARTICIPATING IN SOME OF THESE DISCUSSIONS.

WE PULLED TOGETHER THE LIBRARIES, THE REPRESENTATIVES OF HE SCHOOL DISTRICTS, MR. PAULINE FROM THE COMMUNITY RELATIONS OMMISSION, AND THEN THE CITY GOVERNMENT OBVIOUSLY.

WE'VE DISCUSSED INITIALLY DISCUSSED CONDUCTING SOME LISTENING SESSIONS ON RACIAL EQUITY.

AND HAVE SPENT THE LAST COUPLE OF WEEKS TRYING TO IDENTIFY POTENTIAL MODERATORS FOR THAT. I'M PLEASED TO SAY THAT WE'VE CLOSED IN ON ONE. WE NEED TO CONFIRM LATER THIS WEEK THEIR AVAILABILITY TO WORK WITH US.

BUT THE GOAL IS TO HAVE THE CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS THAT WORK TOGETHER ON ALL KINDS OF ISSUES IN OUR COMMUNITY PULL TOGETHER AND CONVENE LISTENING SESSIONS THAT ARE WELL-MODERATORRED.

THOSE ARE OBVIOUSLY IN THE COVID WORLD HAVE TO BE DIGITAL.

AND BUT WE'RE HOPEFUL WE CAN GET THEM LAUNCHED IN AUGUST.

LASTLY, I'LL PLEASED THAT OUR PERSONNEL DIRECTOR AS WELL AS OUR I.T. DIRECTOR, GENE OLIVER STEPPED UP.

THEY ARE GOING TO LEAD THE WAY IN CREATING AN INTERNAL TO CITY GOVERNMENT DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION TEAM THAT WILL BEGIN SHAPING A CONVERSATION ABOUT WHAT MEASURES ND EFFORTS WE TAKE NTERNALLY. THINGS LIKE WHAT TRAINING WE CAN DO, SHOULD WE DO AN EQUITY AUDIT AND WHAT IS AN EQUITY AUDIT.

THOSE KIND OF CONVERSATIONS. LAURIE STAFFS THE CRC, IS OUR PERSONNEL DIRECTOR AND SHE'S WORKED WITH ME ON THE COMMUNITY EFFORTS. SHE KIND OF CROSSESS ALL OF THESE AREAS. AND GENE HAS A LOT OF EXPERIENCE IN HIS PREVIOUS WORK WITH OCLC AND THEIR DIVERSITY INCLUSION EFFORT. HE'S EXCITED TO BE A PART OF THIS ONE. THOSE ARE THE THREE THINGS WE'RE DOING INSIDE THE ORGANIZATION WITH YOU AS LEADERSHIP IN THE -- OF THE CITY. AND THEN WITH OUR COMMUNITY

PARTNERS. >> B. KOWALCZYK: IT'S MY UNDERSTANDING HAVING TALKED EXTENDSLY WITH YOU, MATT, ON THIS, THE LISTENING SESSIONS CAN YIELD SOME INFORMATION IN TERMS OF THINGS WE CAN DO TO MOVE THE BOTH WHAT WE DO IN THE CITY FORWARD AND HOW WE CAN ALSO LIFT THE COMMUNITY TO A GREATER UNDERSTANDING AS WELL. AND IF YOU ADD THE COMMUNITY RELATIONS COMMISSIONS EDUCATIONAL PIECES TO THIS, AND THEIR SUPPORT I THINK THIS IS A GREAT TARTING POINT FOR FRAMING AN ACTION PLAN. BUT WE HAVE TO LISTEN AND LEARN BEFORE WE CAN FIGURE OUT THE BEST WAY TO ACT.

AND SO I REALLY APPRECIATE THESE ARE THE THOUGHTFUL STEPS THAT WE'RE TAKING. AND THAT YOU'VE LAID OUT.

>> M. GREESON: MY VIEW IS ALL OF THEM WILL INFORM THE OTHERS.

I DON'T KNOW EXACTLY HOW THAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN BUT I WOULD EXPECT OUR EMPLOYEES WILL IDENTIFY OPPORTUNITIES.

THAT OUR PARTNERS WILL IDENTIFY OPPORTUNITIES.

AND CERTAINLY MEMBERS OF OUR COMMUNITY AS WELL.

GLAD TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS. CERTAINLY, WE DON'T HAVE ALL THE DETAILS WORKED OUT. AND ARE NOT EXPERT IN ALL OF THESE AREAS. BUT I'M HOPEFUL WE CAN START TO NAIL DOWN DATES, MODERATORS, ALL OF THOSE KIND OF DETAILS

RELATIVELY SOON. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: OKAY.

ANY OTHER THOUGHTS OR COMMENTS? WONDERFUL REPORT, MR. GREESON.

WONDERFUL REPORT. >> M. GREESON: THANK YOU.

>> P. BUCHER: WANT TO ECHO THE APPRECIATION ON THIS FOR YOUR WORK ON THIS AND YOUR EAM, MA MATT.

>> M. GREESON: THANK YOU. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE UNDER THE CITY REPORTS, MR. GREESON?

>> M. GREESON: THE LAST THING I WOULD ASK AND THIS IS REALLY SOMETHING I WOULD HAVE LIKED TO HAVE DONE GIVEN THE VOLUME OF ACTIVITY, I DON'T THINK IT WAS A PRACTICAL -- I SENT AN EMAIL OUT A WEEK OR SO AGO, MAYBE TWO WEEKS NOW, THAT RESUBMITTED THE VARIOUS RETREAT PRIORITIES. WE WEREN'T ABLE TO CONDUCT

[03:00:02]

BECAUSE OF COVID. AND THERE WAS AN -- A LAUNDRY LIST OF PRIORITIES AND THINGS YOU WANTED TO DISCUSS.

AND WE'VE ADDED TO THAT SINCE THEN.

WE OBVIOUSLY ADDED HAVING ROBUST CONVERSATION AROUND RACIAL EQUITY. AND THERE MAY BE OTHER THINGS YOU WOULD LIKE TO ADD. WHAT I WOULD LIKE TO DO, I WOULD LIKE TO ASK EACH OF YOU TO DO IN THE MONTH OF AUGUST, THINK ABOUT THOSE MATTERS. WE'LL ENDEAVOR TO LOOK AT THEM AND ASSESS THEM FROM A STAFF TIME AND REVISIT WHERE WE ARE IN SEPTEMBER, AND WE HAVE LOOK AT THE LAST QUARTER AND SEE WHAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN -- TO BE THE FOCUS.

WE'VE OBVIOUSLY HAD AN UNUSUAL YEAR.

AND OUR APPROACH TO ADDRESSING EACH OF OUR PRIORITIES HAS HAD TO BE ADAPTED. BUT BEFORE WE ENTER THE KIND OF THE LAST PART OF THE YEAR IN THE BUDGET DEVELOPMENT PROCESS AS WELL, I WANT TO RECONNECT WITH YOU ON THOSE AND MAKE SURE WE'RE WORKING ON THE THINGS YOU THINK ARE MOST IMPORTANT.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: ALL RIGHT.

SOUNDS GOOD. EVERYONE HAS A LITTLE WORKING ORDER THERE WHICH WE CAN DO. ANYTHING ELSE FROM THE CITY

REPORTS, MR. GREESON? >> M. GREESON: NO, MA'AM.

[10. Reports of Council Members]

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: WE'LL MOVE ON TO REPORTS OF COUNCILMEMBERS. MR. ROBINSON, I KNOW YOU HAVE SOMETHING YOU WANT TO REPORT. I'LL START WITH YOU.

SO BECAUSE I KNOW YOU'VE GOT SOMETHING YOU SENT OUT O US I

KNOW YOU WOULD LIKE TO DISCUSS. >> D. ROBINSON: YEAH.

YOU ASKED ME TO MAKE A REPORT ON IT.

I DID SEND TO ALL OF YOU A WEEK OR SO AGO, A LIST OF THREE PROPOSALS RELATED TO POLICIES AND PRACTICES OF LAW ENFORCEMENT HERE IN WORTHINGTON. I WANT TO AFFIRM I'M COMMITTED TO UNDERTAKING BROAD VIEWS FRONT STAGE.

THAT IS FACT FINDING OF THESE THREE PROPOSALS.

A NUMBER OF YOU HAVE EXPRESSED AN INTEREST IN WORKING WITH ME.

BRINGING YOUR OWN IDEAS WHERE STUDY AND INQUIRY AND FACT FINDING WOULD BE THE FIRST STAGE DURING OUR BREAK.

THEN COMING BACK IN SEPTEMBER WITH POTENTIALLY A REPORT TO COUNCIL AND PERHAPS PROPOSALS FOR SPECIFIC ACTIONS ASED ON WHAT HAS BEEN LEARNED. TO REFRESH YOUR MEMORY, THE THREE AREAS OF INQUIRY RELATE TO USE OF FORCE, THE SECOND WOULD BE AN INVENTORY OF THE WPD EQUIPMENT AND TACTICAL MATERIALFELT AND THE THIRD WOULD BE THE MUTUAL AID AGREEMENT WE HAVE AND SPECIFICALLY THE COMMAND AND CONTROL PROTOCOL.

I'VE ALREADY BEGUN OBTAINING SOME INFORMATION.

AGAIN, LOOK FORWARD TO WORKING WITH SOME OF YOU ON THESE AREAS OF INJURY -- INQUIRY. REGARDING STAFF TIME, I THINK THE SEEKING AND OBTAINING THIS INFORMATION WILL BE MODEST.

THE SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT OF WORK WILL BE RELATED TO READING, DIGESTING, ASSESSING, DISCUSSING THE INFORMATION OBTAINING THE FEE IF AND/OR WHERE ANY RECOMMENDATIONS FOR POLICY OR PRACTICE CHANGES ARE TO BE MADE. SO WITH THAT SAID, I LOOK FORWARD TO TALKING WITH YOU ALL ABOUT THIS IN COMING WEEKS.

THANK YOU. ONE LAST THING, I MEANT TO INCLUDE THIS REPEATEDLY. I ENVISION THIS AD HOC, I WOULD DESCRIBE IT AS THE FORMAL PROCESS AS -- INFORMAL -- MEMBERS OF COUNCIL AND MEMBERS OF THE COMMUNITY.

ONE OF THE ADVANTAGES OF UNDERTAKING AN INFORM PROCESS IS THE -- INFORMAL PROCESS, THE FREEDOM OF DISCUSSIONS WITH INDIVIDUALS WITH ADVERSE VIEWPOINTS.

THIS IS A COMMUNITY WIDE EFFORT. I LOOK FORWARD TO UNDERTAKING IT. THANK YOU.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: WITH OTHER COUNCILMEMBERS, I WANTED TO GET YOUR THOUGHTS. WE HAVE A PROPOSAL THAT'S PRETTY IN DEPTH. AND YOU CAN DECIDE BECAUSE WE'RE ALSO LOOKING AT DIRECTING STAFF TIME.

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THEY ARE ALSO DOING THE BUDGET. COUNCIL CAN DECIDE, GO AHEAD WITH ALL THESE, GO AHEAD WITH ONE, GO AHEAD WITH ONE, GO AHEAD WITH NONE. I WOULD LOVE TO GET AN IDEA WHAT COUNCIL FEELS. WE HAVE TO BE CAREFUL WE DON'T HAVE TOO MANY COUNCILMEMBERS WORKING TOGETHER OR THINGS WILL BECOME PUBLIC MEETINGS. IF WE HAVE ONE OR TWO COUNCIL MEMBERS THAT WANT TO WORK WITH THIS, THAT'S FINE.

IF WE DO MUCH MORE THAN THAT, WE'RE GETTING INTO THE PUBLIC MEETING PROCESS, WHICH MAKES IT A LOT MORE DIFFICULT DO MANAGE.

>> B. KOWALCZYK: I WANT TO JUMP IN HERE.

I HAVE BEEN TALKING WITH MR. ROBINSON BECAUSE I HAVE A LOT OF QUESTIONS FROM MY OWN UNDERSTANDING.

AND QUESTIONS THAT PEOPLE HAVE ASKED ME.

AND THAT I'VE HEARD. SO I THINK THE TIME I WOULD LIKE TO SPEND AND MAYBE IT WILL BE MORE EFFICIENT TO HAVE US WORKING TOGETHER ON THIS IS MAYBE A LITTLE BIT BROADER PERSPECTIVE THAT CAN UNDERSTAND WHERE WE ARE IN TERMS OF THE POLICE DEPARTMENT. JUST I DON'T KNOW WHAT I DON'T KNOW. AND I WANT TO REALLY SIT DOWN AND HAVE A CONVERSATION WITH THE CHIEF VIRTUALLY PROBABLY.

BUT GOING DOWN A LIST OF QUESTIONS.

AND KIND OF UNDERSTANDING WHAT WE'RE LOOKING AT IN TERMS OF MOVING US FORWARD. AND THINKING ABOUT WHERE WE ARE RIGHT NOW. THAT'S WHAT I HOPE TO DO.

I DON'T NECESSARILY HAVE AN OBJECTIVE THAT I EXPECT SOMEONE TO DO A LOT OF RESEARCH ON.

IT'S AGAIN, LEARNING SO I CAN MAKE INFORMED DECISIONS AND HELP CONSTITUENTS UNDERSTAND WHERE WE ARE.

AND IF THERE ARE POSSIBLE -- POSSIBILITIES FOR IMPROVEMENT.

WHETHER THAT IS WORKING IN COORDINATION SO THAT WE DON'T HAVE TO HAVE ALL THESE DIFFERENT MEETINGS.

OR I'M HAPPY TO ALSO TAKE QUESTIONS FROM OTHER COUNCILMEMBERS. HOWEVER YOU WANT TO DO THAT.

THAT WAS WHAT I WAS HOPING TO DO DURING THE BREAK.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: OKAY. OTHER COUNCILMEMBERS THOUGHTS?

>> PRO TEM S. MYERS: AS I SAID WHAT MR. ROBINSON WANTS TO DO, I THINK MS. KOWALCZYK IS FAIRLY CLOSE TO WHAT THE UNDERTAKING IS. IT'S AN EDUCATIONAL ENDEAVOR.

AND IT'S FIRST INSTANCE. AND I DON'T THINK IT'S KNOWING TO INVOLVE MUCH OTHER THAN POSSIBLY SUPPLYING DOCUMENTS.

I WOULD HOPE IT WOULD NOT SUPPLY ANY STAFF TIME TO SPEAK OF.

I AM CONCERNED THAT THE GROUP CANNOT BE BIG.

I AM ALSO CONCERNED THAT WE NEED TO BE CAREFUL IN REPRESENTATIONS TO THE PUBLIC. CERTAINLY APPROPRIATE O LISTEN.

BUT UNTIL COUNCIL ACTUALLY DECIDES WHERE WE WANT TO MOVE FORWARD, I WANT TO MAKE CERTAIN WE'RE CAREFUL AS TO PROMISES WE MAY MAKE TO THE PUBLIC. I DON'T WANT TO PROMISE SOMETHING LATER WE CAN'T PRODUCE.

I'M MORE THAN WILLING TO PARTICIPATE.

I THINK I BRING A CERTAIN PERSPECTIVE TO THIS, WHICH I'LL COMMENT ON LATER. I THINK IF WE KEEP IT VERY SMALL AND KEEP IT MORE OF AN EDUCATIONAL PERSPECTIVE, I DON'T THINK WE'LL IMPACT STAFF. I THINK IT'S A WORTHWHILE ENDEAVOR. AND I THINK WE OUGHT TO MOVE

FORWARD ON IT. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: OKAY.

OTHER PEOPLE HAVE THOUGHTS? >> P. BUCHER: I AGREE WITH THAT.

I THINK THIS IS LARGELY GOING TO BE OUR TIME FOR THOSE OF US THAT WISH TO BE INVOLVED IN IT. TO THE POINT OF NUMBERS, I THINK IT MIGHT BE APPROPRIATE IF THERE ARE MORE THAN THREE INTERESTED, WHICH I THINK THERE ARE, WE BREAK INTO SMALLER GROUPS FOR EACH OF THE ISSUES AND LET FOLKS PROVIDE THEIR TIME TO DO SOME OF

THIS DIGGING IN THAT FORMAT. >> PRO TEM S. MYERS: I WOULD CAUTION AS PRESIDENT MICHAEL SAID, EVEN IF WE PHYSICALLY ARE ONLY LESS THAN A QUORUM, IF WE PASS INFORMATION BACK AND FORTH, WHICH ULTIMATELY RESULTS IN A CONCLUSION, THAT IS A VIOLATION OF THE PUBLIC MEETINGS ACT. SO WE NEED TO BE VERY, VERY CAUTIOUS ABOUT HOW WE EXCHANGE INFORMATION AND NOT TO DRAW CONCLUSIONS THAT WOULD RESULT IN ACTION UNTIL WE CAN MEET IN

PUBLIC SESSION. >> P. BUCHER: I UNDERSTAND HAT CLEARLY. AND I WOULD BEAR RESPONSIBILITY FOR ENSURING THAT IF THERE ARE ADDITIONAL MEMBERS INVOLVED THAT

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IT NOT BE-- THAT A QUORUM IS NOT REALIZED.

>> PRO TEM S. MYERS: IT'S THE QUORUM DOESN'T BOTHER ME.

WE'LL BE ABLE TO TAKE CARE OF THAT.

IT'S THE ROUND TABLE DECISION-MAKING PROCESS, WHICH THE SUPREME COURT TOLD US IS WRONG.

>> P. BUCHER: I THINK THE ISSUES CAN BE KEPT DISCRETE.

I APPRECIATE THAT. I'LL SK FOR FURTHER CLARIFICATION, MR. MEYERS. THANK YOU.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: ANY OTHER COUNCILMEMBER COMMENTS?

>> R. DOROTHY: I WOULD LIKE TO BE KEPT APPRIZED AND DOCUMENTS SO I CAN REVIEW THEM. I DEFINITELY DON'T FEEL EDUCATED ENOUGH ABOUT OUR POLICIES BECAUSE I NEVER REVIEWED THEM.

AS WE GET THAT INFORMATION, I WOULD LIKE TO HAVE THAT INFORMATION PASSED ALONG TO ME SO I CAN REVIEW IT TOO.

>> D. SMITH: THAT'S WHERE I STAND, MS. DOROTHY.

HAPPY TO GET THE LINKS AND THE DOCUMENTS AND ANYENTIONAL VIDEOS, TED TALKS, YOUTUBE VIDEOS OF ANY INTEREST TO THIS

CONVERSATION. >> M. GREESON: I THINK THAT WILL BE OUR JOB TO MAKE SURE. WE'LL TAKE THAT BURDEN OFF OF OTHER COUNCILMEMBERS TO MAKE SURE WHAT WE SHARE WITH ONE OF

YOU, WE SHARE WITH EACH OF YOU. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: YEAH.

AND SO IN MOVING FORWARD WITH THIS, I'M KIND OF THINKING OF SMALL GROUP TO START TO WORK WITH THE PLANNING OR WHATEVER, I WAS KIND OF THINKING, I KNOW MS, AND MR. MEYERS HAVE BEEN REALLY, HAVE EXPRESSED INTEREST. I WOULDN'T WANT TO GET MUCH LARGER THAN THAT FOR AN INITIAL GROUP FOR FEAR OF GETTING INTO THE MEETING LAWS. THE PUBLIC MEETING LAWS.

DOES ANYBODY HAVE A PROBLEM WITH THOSE THREE STARTING AND LET US

KNOW WHAT'S KNOWING ON? >> MR. LINDSEY: COUNCIL PRESIDENT MICHAEL? IF I MIGHT, I WOULD SUGGEST AS MR. COUNCILMEMBER ROBINSON HAS PROPOSED, I THINK THIS IS A MATTER OF THE SERIES OF DISCUSSIONS SOME INDICATED A DESIRE TO PUT MORE TIME INTO THAT DISCUSSION.

A COUPLE OF OTHERS WHO WANT TO BE KEPT INFORMED BUT MAYBE NOT AS THE ENGAGED. IF COUNCILMEMBER ROBINSON WORKS WITH THIS IS ON AN INFORMAL, IS THE BEST PATH TO AVOID OPEN MEETINGS ISSUE. THE DESIGNATION OF A COMMITTEE, EVEN IF IT'S A RECOMMENDING COMMITTEE STARTS TO CROSS INTO, THEN YOU HAVE A COMPLETE -- COMMITTEE OF THREE AND TWO WOULD BE A MAJORITY IF YOU START TO HAVE CONCERNS THERE.

I THINK THE DISCUSSIONESS THAT GO ON FOR THE BREAK PERIOD CAN BE DONE AN AN INFORMAL LEVEL WITHOUT IT BEING DESIGNATED A COMMITTEE. I WASN'T SURE WHERE YOU WERE GOING. I WANTED TO MAKE SURE WE WERE CLEAR AS TO THE PROVISIONS. I APPRECIATE MULTIPLES OF YOU, YOU AND COUNCILMEMBER MEYERS, BEING ASTUTE AS TO THE OPEN MEETINGS ISSUES THAT DOING THIS TYPE OF WORK REQUIRES YOU TO BE CAREFUL. THE GOAL BEING LEARNING AND EDUCATION, WITH EVENTUALLY DISCUSSIONS AND DISCUSSIONS -- DECISIONS AT PUBLIC MEETINGS AFTER THE BREAK.

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

IS THE ANY FURTHER DISCUSSION ON THIS TOPIC?

>> D. ROBINSON: MADAM PRESIDENT, TO REASSURE, I'LL REACH OUT TOMORROW WITH COUNCILMEMBERS MEYERS AND KOWALCZYK TO DISCUSS A PATH FORWARD THAT IS CAREFUL AND OGNIZANT OF THE ISSUES RAISED. SO THANK YOU.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: OKAY. GREAT.

OKAY. ANYTHING ELSE ON THAT TOPIC? IF NOT, I'LL KEEP MOVING DOWN. WHAT WOULD OTHERWISE BE THE DAIS. MS. DOROTHY, ANYTHING TO REPORT

BEFORE WE GO ON BREAK? >> R. DOROTHY: I HAVE NOTHING.

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

MR. MEYERS. >> PRO TEM S. MYERS: I DO.

IF I MAY. I THOUGHT A LOT ABOUT WHAT I WANT TO SAY THIS EVENING. AND I REALIZE THAT I'M MORE THAN LIKELY THE ODD MAN OUT ON THIS SUBJECT.

BUT I HAVE SPENT 25 YEARS IN LAW ENFORCEMENT.

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AND WHILE I AM NOT A COMMISSIONED OFFICER, I AM IN A SUPPORT ROLE WITH OFFICERS FROM FBI SPECIAL AGENTS TO PATROL OFFICERS AND MUNICIPALITIES. IN THE PAST THREE WEEKS, I'VE HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO TALK WITH PROBABLY A DOZEN F OUR OFFICERS. AND THEY ARE FEELING VERY FRUSTRATED, VERY BEAT DOWN, VERY DISHEARTENED.

AND I FELT THAT I WAS OBLIGATED TO COME FORWARD WITH THEIR CONCERNS. THEY ARE OUR EMPLOYEES.

WE DID PASS A RESOLUTION IN SUPPORT.

WE ARE ASKING THEM, LET ME BACK UP.

THE MINDSET OF A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER MIGHT BE A LITTLE DIFFERENT THAN THE WAY WE THINK. THEY TAKE AN OATH TO UPHOLD THE LAW. IN THEIR MIND, YOU ARE EITHER COMPLYING WITH THE LAW OR YOU ARE VIOLATING THE LAW.

AND THEY BELIEVE THEY ARE DUTY BOUND TO ENFORCE THE LAW IF IT'S VIOLATED. IN THE PAST MONTH, WE HAVE ASKED OUR OFFICERS TO NOT ONLY DISREGARD THE LAW, BUT ASSIST PEOPLE IN VIOLATING THE LAW. AND DO IT ON THEIR DAY OFF.

ALL AT COUNCIL'S DIRECTION. AND FOR AN OFFICER, THAT IS A PRETTY BIG ASK. AND IN RETURN, THEY HAVE BEEN SINGLED OUT. THEY BELIEVE, AND I THINK THERE IS SOME VALIDITY IN THIS, DISPROPORTIONALLY IN THE ISSUE OF RACIAL EQUALITY. THERE IS ISSUES IN OUR CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM THAT NEED DEGREE. THESE ARE THE RESULT OF WHAT WAS PERCEIVED TO BE A NECESSARY COMPROMISE IN 1791.

OUR FOUNDERS WERE WELL AWARE OF THE ISSUES THAT EXISTED BUT FELT FORMING A UNION WAS THE MOST CRITICAL GOAL AT THE TIME.

AND THE ISSUES THAT WE FACE ARE MUCH, MUCH BIGGER THAN POLICING.

THE ISSUES WE FACE ARE INCOME INEQUALITY, HOUSING INEQUALITY, EDUCATIONAL INEQUALITY. FOR US TO ADDRESS THESE ISSUES, WE REQUIRE FUNDAMENTAL CHANGES IN THE WAY OUR CITY LOOKS, IN THE WAY OUR CITY ACTS AND THE WAY WE GOVERN OUR CITY.

POLICE ARE AN EASY TARGET. THEY HAVE A UNIFORM.

THEY HAVE A GUN. THEY ARE VISIBLE TO EVERYBODY.

WHEN THEY HEAR THAT WHEN THEY ARE ASSISTING PROTESTERS IN EXERCISING THEIR FIRST AMENDMENT RIGHTS IN A MANNER THEY DO NOT BELIEVE IS COMPLIANT WITH THE LAW, AND THEY CRITICIZED AS BEING OVERLY POLICED, THAT THEY ARE USING EXCESSIVE FORCE, THEY ARE NOT ENFORCING THE LAWS THEY DIDN'T SEE BROKEN.

AND THEY DON'T UNDERSTAND THAT YOU HOPE FOR THE BEST BUT YOU PLAN FOR THE WORST. I THEIR PROCEDUREERIZE PLANS -- PROCEDURES ARE PLANS FOR THE WORST.

IF THEY WERE TO OLICE A PROTEST WITH TWO OFFICERS ON BICYCLES, AND THAT PROTEST WENT SOUTH ND THERE WAS VANDALISM, THEY WOULD BE ILL PREPARED. SO YOU WERE ALWAYS KNOWING -- GOING TO HAVE MORE FORCE THAN WHAT YOU THINK IS NECESSARY.

BECAUSE HOPE IS NOT A PLAN. AND I FOR ONE BELIEVE THAT OUR OFFICERS HAVE SHOWN TREMENDOUS DISCRETION AND TREMENDOUS RESOLVE TO CARRY FORWARD WITH COUNCIL'S DIRECTIVE.

AND THEY HAVE DONE AN EXEMPLARY JOB.

WE'VE ASKED THEM NOT TO GET IN THE MIDDLE.

TO STAND DOWN AND THEY HAVE DONE THAT.

AND THEY HAVE BEENERATE CRITICIZED.

I'M HERE TO SUPPORT OUR OFFICERS.

I BELIEVE THEY ARE DONE AN EXEMPLARY JOB AND I WANT TO MAKE SURE THEY ARE STILL AROUND. SOME OF THEM MAY NOT BE.

THERE ARE SEVERAL THAT HAVE EXPRESSED TO ME THEY HAVE HAD IT. AND THEY ARE READY TO TRY ANOTHER VOCATION. AND OF THE ONES I MET WE HAVE

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PEOPLE I WOULD HATE TO LOSE BECAUSE THEY ARE GENUINELY GOOD PEOPLE. AND THEY ARE TRYING TO DO THEIR LEVEL BEST. AT INCREDIBLY DIFFERENT SITUATIONS S I EXPLAINED TO THEM, POLICING AND POLITICS SHOULD NEVER CROSS AND THEY ARE RIGHT NOW.

AND IT'S A DIFFICULT SITUATION FOR ALL OF US.

AND I PROMISED EACH OF HE OFFICERS I TALKED TO, I WOULD STANDUP FOR THEM TONIGHT. BECAUSE I CONSIDER MYSELF ONE OF THEM. I WOULD ASK COUNCIL THAT WE BROADEN OUR FOCUS AND THAT WE ENCOURAGE OUR OFFICERS AND LET THEM KNOW THIS IS NOT A PERSONAL ATTACK ON THEM BECAUSE THAT'S THE WAY THAT THEY ARE FEELING RIGHT NOW.

THANK YOU. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: THANK YOU, MR. MEYERS. THAT WAS VERY WELL STATED.

THANK YOU. MOVING DOWN, MR. SMITH, DO YOU

HAVE ANYTHING? >> D. SMITH: THANK YOU, MR. MEYERS. VERY THOUGHT PROVOKING, COMPELLING, AS USUAL. MINE IS A LITTLE LESS COMPELLING AND RICH. JUST WANT TODAY CLARIFY THAT OUR NEXT MEETING IS SEPTEMBER 8, I BELIEVE, WHICH IS THE LATEST IT

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: CORRECT >> D. SMITH: THANK YOU.

NOTHING FURTHER. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: OKAY.

STILL THE FIRST MONDAY. ALL RIGHT.

MS. KOWALCZYK. >> B. KOWALCZYK: I TOO APPRECIATE WHAT COUNCILMEMBER MEYERS IS SAYING.

IT'S GOOD TO HEAR WHAT THE POLICE DEPARTMENT MEMBERS ARE SAYING. I THINK THAT'S IMPORTANT THAT WE UNDERSTAND THAT, UNDERSTAND HOW THEY ARE FEELING IN THESE TIMES AND THEY SHOULD KNOW THIS IS NOT A PERSONAL ATTACK ON THEM.

WHAT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT IS AN ISSUE THAT HAS BEEN UNDERLYING OUR COUNTRY FOR 400 YEARS, A SYSTEM THAT IS BUILT ON RACISM.

AND CARRIES ONTO THIS DAY. AND SO WHEN WE'RE LOOKING AT THESE ISSUES, WE'RE LOOKING AT IT FROM A SYSTEMIC LEVEL, NOT FROM AN INDIVIDUAL LEVEL. AND I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT THAT WE LISTEN TO EVERYONE THAT HAS A VOICE IN HIS.

CERTAINLY, THE POLICE DEPARTMENT IS WHO REPRESENTS THE CITY.

THEY ARE WHO MOST PEOPLE SEE. THEY HAVE AN ABILITY TO ENFORCE LAWS IN SUPPORT OF OUR COMMUNITY AND WITH MEMBERS OF OUR COMMUNITY. AND THEY HAVE THE ABILITY TO CARRY OUT DEADLY FORCE. SO THERE IS AN INCREDIBLE RESPONSIBILITY. AND I APPRECIATE HOW BIG A RESPONSIBILITY THAT IS FOR THEM. WHEN WE'RE LOOKING AT THESE LAWS AND THESE SYSTEMS, IT SHOULD REALLY SUPPORT THAT THEY ARE DOING THEIR BEST JOB TO SUPPORT EVERYONE IN THE COMMUNITY.

AND THAT'S WHAT WE WANT TO DO. WE'RE NOT, I KNOW I PERSONALLY DO NOT HAVE ANY PARTICULAR PERSONAL OPINIONS AGAINST ANY OF THE OFFICERS. BUT IT'S ORE OF LOOKING AT OUR SYSTEMS AND ENSURING THAT WE, I KNOW WE HAVE A FANTASTIC POLICE DEPARTMENT HERE IN WORTHINGTON. AND WHAT I WANT IS THAT IT CAN BE EVEN BETTER AS WE LOOK AT WHAT EVENTS ARE HAPPENING AND HOW WE'RE LOOKING TO IMPROVE AND UNDERSTAND WHAT'S GOING ON.

AND HOW RACISM CAN IMPACT ALL OF THE THINGS THAT MR. MEYERS SAID.

AS A RESULT THAT RESULTS IN MANY COMMUNITIES EOPLE BEING OVERLY POLICED AND INVOLVED IN THE JUSTICE SYSTEM FAR MORE.

I THINK OUR CONVERSATIONS ARE IMPORTANT.

AND I THINK HEARING FROM ALL MEMBERS OF THE COMMUNITY ARE INCREDIBLY IMPORTANT. I'M ENCOURAGED AND WILL BE ENCOURAGED TO HEAR MORE FROM YOU, MR. MEYERS, ABOUT YOUR EXPERIENCE IN THIS AREA. THAT'S ALL I HAD.

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

>> P. BUCHER: I ALSO APPRECIATE THE COMMENTS.

WE'RE BLESSED TO HAVE A GREAT POLICE DEPARTMENT.

I'M HOPEFUL WE CAN ENGAGE THEM AND OUR CHIEF AND CONTINUE AS WE GO THROUGH THIS DISCUSSION. AND ALSO AS IT WAS TOUCHED ON DURING THE CRC PORTION OF OUR MEETING, ALSO EXAMINE OTHER AREAS OR POLICIES OUTSIDE OF JUST OUR POLICING THAT WE CAN HAVE A POSITIVE IMPACT IN THIS DISCUSSION.

AND BRIEFLY ON A DIFFERENT NOTE, I WANT TODAY UPDATE FOLKS ON THE

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COMMUNITY ENERGY SAVERS CAMPAIGN.

WE HAVE A LAG IN THE DATA COMING IN GIVEN THE WAY THEY ARE ABLE TO GENERATE INFORMATION FOR US. WE HAVE NUMBERS IN THROUGH THE FIRST THREE WEEKS THROUGH JUNE 23RD, AND APPROXIMATELY 15% OWARDS OUR GOAL, TIMES UP NICELY AS FAR AS WEEKS WE ARE INTO THIS CAMPAIGN. YOU CAN LEARN MORE AND MAKE SURE YOU ARE GETTING POINTS TOWARD THE GOAL FOR YOUR HOUSEHOLD, AT COMMUNITY ENERGY SAVERS DOT-COM SLASH WORTHINGTON.

THANK YOU. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: I WANT TO THANK YOU, EVERYONE FOR YOUR CONVERSATION AND THOUGHTFULNESS.

THIS IS A TOUGH TIME FOR EVERYONE, NOT JUST THE CITY OF WORTHINGTON. IT'S A TOUGH TIME FOR EVERYBODY.

AND I ECHO WITH MR. MEYERS, THAT WE HAVE A CAREFUL POLICE DEPARTMENT. AND WE REALLY NEED TO CELEBRATE AND APPRECIATE THAT POLICE DEPARTMENT THAT WE HAVE.

AND IT IS DIFFICULT WHEN YOU ARE OUT, HEN YOU ARE OUT THERE AND HEARING PEOPLE SAY NEGATIVE THINGS ABOUT YOUR PROFESSION. IT'S HARD TO SAY, I CAN'T TAKE THAT PERSONALLY. ESPECIALLY WHEN IT EVEN SAYS, WORTHINGTON POLICE. THAT KIND OF MAKES YOU FILE LIKA POLICE OFFICER, IT'S HARD TO NOT TAKE IT PERSONAL.

I HOPE WE CAN MOVE INTO OTHER AREAS, I'M ENCOURAGED BY THE CRC SETTING UP COMMITTEES REACHING INTO AREAS BEYOND THE POLICE.

WE HAVE OTHER AREAS WE HAVE TENSION AND WE HAVE INEQUITIES THAT NEED TO BE RESOLVED. I'M GLAD TO SEE THIS MOVING FORWARD. WE ALL HAVE A WHOLE MONTH OFF OR A LITTLE MORE THAN A MONTH OFF. AND I KNOW WE'RE ALL GOING TO BE GETTING OUR TRAINING THAT, THE RACIAL BIAS TRAINING LAURIE LORI IS TRYING TO SET UP. IT WILL BE HELPFUL FOR ALL OF US. I WISH YOU ALL THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE SAFE AND HEALTHY. AND IF YOU HAVE THOUGHTS OR THINGS YOU WANT TO DISCUSS WITH ME, FEEL FREE TO REACH OUT.

AND AGAIN, MAY YOU HAVE A SAFE AND HEALTHY RETREAT.

AND MAY THE COVID BE FINALLY REDUCING THE SPREAD OF COVID REDUCED SO WE CAN COME BACK TO NORMALCY WE MISS.

ANYTHING ELSE ANYBODY WOULD LIKE TO BRING UP? IF NOT, THANK YOU VERY MUCH. AND KNOWN, HAVE A SAFE MONTH OFF. TAKE CARE.

>> D. ROBINSON: THANK YOU. >> PRO TEM S. MYERS: DO WE NEED

A MOTION TO ADJOURN? >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: YES.

MS. KOWALCZYK MOVES WE ADJOURN. MR. BUCHER SECONDED.

ALL THOSE IN FAVOR, SIGN IFY BY SAYING AYE. ALL THOSE OPPOSED, LIKE SIGN.

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>> D. KAY THRESS: TO RECESS FOR THE MONTH OF AUGUST.

>> HELLO? CAN YOU HEAR MY VOICE.

TRISHA JONES. THERE IS NO FURTHER OPPORTUNITY TO WEIGH IN. AND THERE WERE A COUPLE OF THINGS THAT NEEDED TO BE SAID. EARLIER WHEN MATT GREESON WAS TALKING ABOUT THE LISTENING SESSIONS THAT HAD BEEN ORGANIZED HE NEGLECTED TO MENTION A PERSON'S NAME WORKING BEHIND THE SCENES TO MAKE THAT HAPPEN. I WANT TODAY MENTION TORI MCCLOUD, SHE'S A TEACHER IN THE DISTRICT, TEACHING FIRST GRADE. SHE'S BEEN WORKING HARD TO MAKE THAT HAPPEN. I WANT TO MAKE SURE, EVERYONE KNOWS, SHE'S A BLACK WOMAN. AND BLACK WOMEN IN OUR SOCIETY DON'T GET THE RECOGNITION SHAY . I WANT TO MAKE SURE EVERYONE ON THE CITY COUNCIL KNOWS SHE'S BEEN ESSENTIAL IN THE LISTENING SESSION. SHOUT-OUT TO TORI MCCLOUD.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: ANYTHI? >> SCOTT MEYERS, I'M GLAD YOU ARE LISTENING TO THE POLICE. I HOPE YOU TAKE SOME TIME TO LISTEN TO BLACK PEOPLE BECAUSE THEY MIGHT NOT AGREE WITH YOU.

HAPPY AUGUST. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: MS. KOW ALCZYK MOVES WE ADJOURN THIS MEETINGS AND HE MONTH OF AUGUST. SECONDED BY MR. BUCHER. IS THE ANY FURTHER DISCUSSION? MS. THRESS, DID WE GET THAT CORRECT?

>> D. KAY THRESS: I BELIEVE THAT WILL WORK FINE.

THANK YOU. TH OSE IN FAVOR, SIGNIFY BY SAYING AYE.

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ALL THOSE OPPOSED, LIKE SIGN. STAY HEALTHY.

AND HAVE A RELAXED ONTH OFF.

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