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[1. Call to Order]

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>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: I'M GOING THE CALL TO ORDER THE WORTHINGTON CITY COUNCIL MEETING FOR SEPTEMBER 1 14TH.

MS. THRESS, CAN YOU PLEASE CALL THE ROLL?

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

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

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

MAY WE ALL RISE FOR THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE AMERICAN

[4. Special Presentation - ADAMH Levy]

FLAG?

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: PLEASE BE SEATED.

OUR FIRST ORDER OF BUSINESS IS A SPECIAL PRESENTATION ABOUT THE A.D.A.M.H. LEVY. I'M GOING TO LET YOU INTRODUCE OUR GUEST, MR. GREESON, SO WE CAN HAVE PRESENTATION ABOUT THE A.D.A.M.H. LEVY AND THE GREAT SERVICES THE BOARD PROVIDES TO

OUR COMMUNITY. >> M. GREESON: IT'S MY PLEASURE, 2.85 MILLION ON THE BATTLE IN NOVEMBER FOR THE BALLOT FOR THE A.D.A.M.H. BOARD, OF FRANKLIN COUNTY.

CONCORD COUNSELING IS NE OF THE 33 PROVIDER AGENCIES THAT RECEIVE FUNDING FROM .D.A.M.H. AND TONIGHT WE'RE PLEASED TO HAVE LINA JAKES, WHO IS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF CONCORD COUNSELING SERVICES. AND SHE'S GOING TO SHARE INFORMATION REGARDING THE UPCOMING LEVY.

WELCOME, LINDA. >> THANK YOU VERY MUCH, FOR HAVING ME TONIGHT. I APPRECIATE YOUR TIME.

AND I WILL AKE THIS AS BRIEF AS POSSIBLE.

BECAUSE I'M SURE YOU HAVE MANY THINGS TO GET THROUGH.

MY REASON FOR BEING HERE TONIGHT IS TO MAKE A PITCH FOR ISSUE 24, WHICH IS GOING TO BE ON THE BALLOT FOR NOVEMBER.

AGAIN, I WORK AT CONCORD COUNSELING ERVICES.

WE ARE NE OF MORE THAN 30 AGENCIES THAT PROVIDE SERVICES IN FRANKLIN COUNTY. WE SERVE PEOPLE IN A GAMUT OF ARRAYS FROM THE AGES OF FIVE AND I THINK THE OLDEST PERSON IS 103. WE REALLY SERVE PEOPLE ACROSS-THE-BOARD. ONE OF THE THINGS WE LOOK AT IS I WOULD SAY 85% OF THE PEOPLE THAT WE SERVE FALL BELOW THE POVERTY LINE. THESE ARE THE PEOPLE THAT GET A.D.A.M.H. DOLLARS TO HELP PROVIDE THEIR SERVICES.

THE OTHER THING WE DO, I KNOW THAT ADAM ITSELF IS IN ALL 16 COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICTS. WE PROVIDE PREVENTION SERVICES TO FOUR OF THOSE. WHAT WE'RE LOOKING AT, THE CHALLENGES IS THAT THE ADAM BOARD IS PROJECTING ABOUT $14 MILLION DEFICIT BECAUSE OF THE RISING NEED OF SERVICES.

WE'VE -- ACTUALLY, IT'S PROBABLY SUICIDE DEATHS HAVE BEEN UP ABOUT 45% IN THE LAST 10 YEARS. OPIATE DEATHS HAVE BEEN UP 85% IN THE LAST 10 YEARS. THESE ARE THE FOLKS THAT WE ARE SERVING ON A REGULAR BASIS. WE ARE ALSO EXPECTING THE POPULATION TO GROW BY OVER 8% IN THE NEXT 10 YEARS.

SO OUR FUNDING NEEDS. THE MILLAGE WE'RE ASKING FOR, THERE HAS NOT BEEN AN INCREASE IN MILLAGE IN ALMOST 30 YEARS.

THIS IS REALLY THE FIRST TIME WE'RE COMING BACK TO ASK FOR SOMETHING NEW. WE'RE PROBABLY LOOKING AT A RISING POPULATION, THE LAST I LOOKED IT'S SAYING WE'RE GOING TO BE GROWING PROBABLY ABOUT 8%. WE'RE HAVING AT LEAST 100,000 INDIVIDUALS IN THE NEXT FIVE YEARS JOIN FRANKLIN COUNTY ROSTERS. ISSUE 24, WHAT WE'RE ASKING FOR, AND I WOULD LIKE TO OPEN THIS UP FOR QUESTIONS FROM YOU TOO, WE'RE LOOKING FOR, IT'S A DOLLAR 90 A MONTH IS WHAT WE'RE ASKING FOR, $100,000 HOME OR $22.75 A YEAR FOR THAT.

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I'VE DONE THIS FOR MOST OF MY LIFE.

WHAT A.D.A.M.H. ALLOWS US TO DO AND HOW WE CAN IMPACT PEOPLE'S LIVES IS ALMOST -- I CAN'T GIVE YOU ALL THE WAYS.

THERE WAS A STORY THAT THEY SAID GIVE A STORY.

AND SO I HAD ONE OF HE MY CASE MANAGERS CAME INTO MY OFFICE.

I SAID, GIVE ME AUSTERE. WE HAVE A TON OF THEM.

-- STORY -- SOMETHING HAPPENED LAST WEEK.

WE REFERRED A WOMAN 85 YEARS O OLD, HOME HEALTH AIDS WERE TRYING TO FIND HER. SHE WASN'T ANSWERING THE DOOR OR PHONE. WE ENDED UP FINDING THE LANDLORD TO MAKE SHE WAS SAFE. SHE WAS LIVING IN A HOME WITH THREE INCHES OF WATER. SHE WAS HARD OF HEARING, NEVER HEARD HER PHONE, NEVER HEARD THE DOOR KNOCKS.

WAS GOING ON, THERE WERE NEIGHBORS LEAVING FOOD FOR HER IN FRONT OF HER DOOR. AND THIS IS A WOMAN THAT WE HAVE NOW BROUGHT IN, WE'VE CLEANED OUT HER HOUSE.

WE'RE GOING TO -- WE HAVE A HOME HEALTH AID WE MEET THERE ON A DAILY BASIS SO HER NEEDS CAN BE MET.

HER DAUGHTER WHO LIVED IN PORTLAND, OREGON, REACHED OUT SAYING SOMEONE HAS TO FIND MY MOM I HELP HER.

SHE HAS NO MONEY. SHE HAS MEDICARE BUT THE SERVICES WE PROVIDE ARE NOT FUNDED BY MEDICARE.

AND A.D.A.M.H. DOLLARS HELP US DO WHAT WE NEED TO DO FOR THESE FOLKS. SO I ASK YOU, I BEG OF YOU TO VOTE, YES, ON ISSUE 24 IN NOVEMBER.

LIKE TO OPEN IT UP -- >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: DOES

ANYBODY HAVE ANY QUESTIONS? >> B. KOWALCZYK: JUST TO BE CLEAR, THE FUNDING YOU ARE SEEKING WOULD FUND SERVICES FOR PEOPLE THAT DON'T HAVE ANY OTHER SOURCE OF PAYMENT OPTION, EITHER COMMERCIAL INSURANCE OR MEDICAID AND MEDICARE I KNOW DOES OT DO A GOOD JOB OF COVERING BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SERVICES.

>> THAT IS CORRECT. THE PREVENTION SERVICES WE PROVIDE IN ALL THE SCHOOLS, NONE IS COVERED BY COMMERCIAL INSURANCE. THAT IS FUNDED BY THE A.D.A.M.H.

BOARD COMPLETELY. THERE ARE A NUMBER OF PROGRAMS AND BLOCK GRANTS, LIKE GOING ON ONTO THE STREET, WHERE WE'RE TRYING TO INTERFACE WITH OPIATE ADDICTS AND HELP THEM GET INTO TREATMENT. THOSE ARE THINGS YOU DON'T BILL COMMERCIAL INSURANCE FOR OR ANY INSURANCE FOR.

THAT IS GETTING OUT THERE AND GETTING THE NUMBER OF DEATHS DOWN AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE. AND THOSE BLOCK GRANT SERVICES

ARE COMPLETELY FUNDED BY ADAM. >> B. KOWALCZYK: JUST CAN I DO A

FOLLOW-UP QUESTION? >> SURE.

>> B. KOWALCZYK: I WAS CURIOUS AS TO HOW THE -- I KNOW THERE IS FUNDING AT THE FEDERAL AND STATE LEVEL THAT HOPEFULLY COME DOWN TO FRANKLIN COUNTY. HOW IS THAT IMPACTED YOUR

ABILITY TO SERVE THE COUNTY? >> IT CAME INTO THE STATE.

AND THEN AS THIS PANDEMIC HAS HIT US, THE STATE HAD TO CUT BUDGETS BY 10%. THE DOLLARS FLOWING IN FOR THAT KIND OF CARE HAVE NOT IN ALL HONESTY, WE'VE NOT SEEN ANY OF IT. WE'RE -- WHERE THE BLOCKAGE IS, I'M NOT SAVVY ENOUGH TO KNOW WHERE THINGS FELL APART.

BUT I KNOW THE HAS BEEN A 10% CUT FROM THE STATE, WHICH IS UNDERSTANDABLE. THEY HAVE KIND OF DONE THAT ACROSS-THE-BOARD. SO THIS LEVY IS IMPERATIVE FOR

THE SERVICES THAT WE PROVIDE. >> B. KOWALCZYK: I APPRECIATE THAT. I APPRECIATE THE CLARIFICATION.

AND THAT INFORMATION. AND DEFINITELY, VALUE THE SERVICES THAT YOU PROVIDE TO FOLKS IN OUR COUNTY.

>> SURE. THANK YOU.

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

>> R. DOROTHY: I HAVE A QUESTION.

JUST TO REITERATE. THIS IS SERVICES FOR ALL OF THE FRANKLIN COUNTY, WHICH WOULD INCLUDE WORTHINGTON, CORRECT?

>> CORRECT. >> R. DOROTHY: AND THEN, HOW WOULD PEOPLE BE ABLE TO RECEIVE SERVICES OR REACH OUT FOR HELP? HOW WOULD PEOPLE GET CONNECTED TO THESE SERVICES?

>> WELL, I THINK UNFORTUNATELY, DUE TO THE STIGMA OF THE SERVICES WE PROVIDE, MARKETING HAS FALLEN FLAT, AT LEAST IN THE NUMBER OF DECADES THAT I'VE PROVIDED SERVICES.

YOU KNOW, WE'RE NOT, UNFORTUNATELY, MRDD AND THINGS LIKE THAT HAVE A TENDENCY TO GRAB PEOPLE'S ATTENTION.

I WOULD ALWAYS RECOMMEND REACHING OUT TO THE A.D.A.M.H.

BOARD AND YOU CAN GO TO THEIR WEBSITE AND EVERY PROVIDER

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AGENCY THAT IS OUT THERE, I THINK -- I BELIEVE SIN TEARIO, ONE OF OUR SISTER AGENCIES IN DUBLIN, HILLIARD AND OTHER PLACES, THEY SERVE WORTHINGTON. -- SEN TEARIO.

THEY WOULD BE THE PLACE TO REACH OUT TO.

I KNOW WESTERVILLE, WE'RE NEXT DOOR.

I AM HOPING, AT LEAST IN MY LIFETIME,THAT WE SEE THIS BEING ABLE TO BE MARBLINGED AND MORE WIDELY UNDERSTANDABLE TO THE -- MARKETABLE -- POPULATION AT LARGE.

>> R. DOROTHY: A FOLLOW-UP TO THAT FOR OUR STAFF.

DO WE HAVE ANY SERVICES THAT THEN HELP CONNECT OUR RESIDENTS

TO THESE SERVICES? >> WELL, I BELIEVE THAT ONE OF THE THINGS THAT I CAN AT LEAST MAKE SURE THAT YOU FOLKS HAVE, I DON'T KNOW THAT YOUR COMMUNITY HAS A PROGRAM THAT IS SPECIFIC FOR MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES. BUT I COULD MAKE SURE THAT JULIE RONALDY, THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF CENTAREIO, RONALDO, GETS MARKETING MATERIALS FROM THEIR ORGANIZATION, AND I COULD DO THE SAME. I THINK KAY WOULD BE MY CONNECTION HERE, IS THAT ACCURATE? I CAN MAKE SURE, THE MARKETING MATERIALS WE HAVE FROM CONCORD, I CAN MAKE SURE THEY GET THERE AND REACH OUT TO JULIE AND ASK

HER TO DO THE SAME. >> M. GREESON: ELABORATE ON COUNCILMEMBER DOROTHY'S QUESTION.

SO WE HAVE COMMUNITY GRANT RELATIONSHIPS WITH BOTH NORTH COMMUNITY COUNSELING AND SYNTERO WHO DO WORK BOTH IN OUR SCHOOLS AND THE CASE OF NEW WORTH AND AT THE GRISWOLD CENTER IN THE CASES OF SYNTERO AS WELL AS THE COMMUNITY.

BOTH ORGANIZATIONS SUPPORT JUSTICE -- JUST A FEW EXAMPLES WOULD BE SOME SUPPORT GROUPS FOR LOW VISION, FOR WIDOWHOOD ND OTHER ISSUES AT THE SENIOR CENTER.

AND THEN PROVISION OF SERVICES TO PEOPLE IN NEED IN OUR

COMMUNITY. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: MR. GRN ISN'T AM ISN'T THERE A MENTAL HEALTH FACILITIOID OF THE COMMUNITY I KNOW IF OFFICES FEEL SOME SOMEONE IS IN NEED OF MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES HAS TAKEN PEOPLE THERE IF I'M NOT

MISTAKEN. >> M. GREESON: THERE IS A --

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: I CAN'T REMEMBER THE NAME OF THE PLACE.

>> M. GREESON: LINDA, GO AHEAD. YOU ARE MORE EXPERT THAN ME ON

THESE ISSUES. >> IT'S ACTUALLY RIGHT NEXT TO ONE OF THE RESIDENCES WE ALSO PARTNER WITH COMMUNITY OUSING NETWORK. SO WE PROVIDE SERVICES TO FORMERLY HOMELESS FOLKS AND MAKE SURE THEY GET ACCLIMATED DO THE COMMUNITY. WHAT YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT IS

SUN BEHAVIORAL HEALTH. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: YES.

WE HAD A WORKING RELATIONSHIP WITH THEM.

AND THEY HAVE BEEN ACTIVE IN OUR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND I KNOW OUR POLICE AND FIRE, AND EMERGENCY SERVICES HAD A RELATIONSHIP WITH THEM. I'M ASSUMAL THEY -- ASSUMING THEY WORK WITH A.D.A.M.H. ND THE A.D.A.M.H. BOARD?

>> YES, THEY ARE THE INPATIENT FACILITY WE UTILIZE AND DO INTENSIVE OUTPATIENT SO PEOPLE WHO NEED DAILY PROGRAMMING, THEY

SERVE THAT NEED. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: DOES

ANYBODY HAVE QUESTIONS? >> P. BUCHER: A COMMENT TO GET YOUR ABSENTEE BALLOT IN AND VOTED ON THIS AND EVERYTHING

ELSE IN. >> I WILL PUT THE WEBSITE IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS OR THOUGHTS, I'LL TYPE THAT INTO THE CHAT.

AND THAT WAY IF YOU HAVE ANY THOUGHTS OR THINGS YOU WOULD LIKE TO FIND OUT, I'LL MAKE SURE YOU HAVE THE WEBSITE TO BE ABLE

TO GET TO. >> D. ROBINSON: DO YOU HAVE YARD

SIGNS AVAILABLE? >> THEY ARE COMING OUT, MY UNDERSTANDING IS IT NEXT WEEK. SO WHERE YOU WOULD BE ABLE TO

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FIND OUT IS ON THE WEBSITE THAT I'LL PUT IN THE CHAT.

>> D. ROBINSON: THANK YOU. >> OKAY.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: GREAT. >> THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR WHAT YOU DO.

AND FOR BEING PART OF MAKING SO MANY LIVES BETTER.

WE REALLY TRULY APPRECIATE THAT. AND WE APPRECIATE ALL THE SERVICES OF THE A.D.A.M.H. BOARD.

>> THANK YOU O VERY MUCH. >> YOU'RE WELCOME.

OKAY. MOVING ONTO OUR FINANCIAL REPORTS FOR JULY AND AUGUST. MR. GREESON, I'LL TURN THAT OVER TO YOU. MOVE ONTO THAT.

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>> M. GREESON: PRESIDENT MICHAE, MEMBERS OF COUNCIL, IT'S UR CUSTAL TO GIVE YOU -- CUSTOM TO GIVE YOU A FINANCIAL REPORT AT THE COMMUNITY OF THE WHOLE MEETING.

MR. BARTTER IS ON CREEN AND READY TO DO THAT TONIGHT.

MR. BARTTER? >> S. BARTTER: THANK YOU, MR. GREESON, PRESIDENT MICHAEL, MEMBERS OF COUNCIL, WE HAVE A REAL TALE OF TWO MONTHS BETWEEN JULY I AUGUST.

STARTING WITH JULY, OUR EXPENDITURES EXCEEDED REVENUES BY OVER $1.5 MILLION, PREDOMINANTLY DUE TO A NUMBER OF PAYROLL EVENTS, THREE PAYROLLS IN JULY, THE HSA DISTRIBUTION.

THAT LED TO A CASH BALANCE FALLING TO $13,986,616 AT THE OF JULY, 39% OF PRIOR YEAR EXPENDITURES AS OF THE END OF JULY. I GUESS I'LL COVER BOTH AND TAKE QUESTIONS AT THE END. I'LL MOVE TO AUGUST.

AUGUST AS A MUCH, MUCH BETTER MONTH.

AUGUST REVENUE EXCEEDED EXPENDITURES BY 850,599.

AUGUST INCOME TAX COLLECTIONS WERE 24% OVER 2018.

INCOME TAX COLLECTIONS OF COURSE IS BECAUSE THE DUE DATE FOR THE INCOME TAX WAS MOVED TO JULY, SO THIS IS REFLECTED IN THE WHAT WOULD HAVE BEEN MAY COLLECTIONS ARE NOW REPORTED IN AUGUST FOR 2020. WE FINISHED AUGUST OF 2020 WITH A GENERAL FUND FUND BALANCE BACK AT ABOUT 43% OF PRIOR YEAR EXPENDITURES, 12.2 MILLION. INCOME TAX BACK TO WITHIN 1.33% OF 2019 COLLECTIONS. THAT'S A LOT OF NUMBERS.

BUT IT WAS A BIG SWING BETWEEN JULY ND AUGUST.

I WAS GLAD TO SEE THE INCOME TAX KIND OF BOUNCE BACK IN AUGUST.

HAPPY TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE.

IF THERE ARE NONE, I NEED A MOTION TO ADOPT, PLEASE.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: QUESTI? >> D. ROBINSON: I HAVE A COUPLE

OF QUESTIONS, MADAM PRESIDENT. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: GO

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

SCOTT, I'M HOPING I CAN ASK A COUPLE OF QUESTIONS AND YOU CAN GIVE ANSWERS THAT WILL SORT OF GIVE THE BIG PICTURE.

WE'RE SIX MONTHS INTO THE COVID BUDGET, SO TO SPEAK.

A COUPLE OF THINGS JUMPED OUT AT ME THAT ARE HOPEFUL.

I WANT TO ET YOUR PROFESSIONAL ASSESSMENT AND PROJECTION AS TO WHAT THE REST OF THE YEAR WILL HOLD.

YEAR-TO-DATE COLLECTIONS OF INCOME TAX COLLECTIONS ARE BELOW ESTIMATES OR THE BUDGETED AMOUNT BY ABOUT 2.3%.

I REMEMBER BACK WHEN COVID WAS HITTING, WE HAD ESTIMATED OF THE INCOME TAX COLLECTIONS GOING DOWN BY 9 OR 10%.

>> S. BARTTER: WE HAD A COUPLE OF.

THE REGIONAL INCOME TAX CAME OUT WITH PROJECTIONS THAT HAD US DOWN 10. WE OFFERED THREE POTENTIAL SCENARIOS. WE WEREN'T SURE THE WORST, MIDDLE AND BEST CASE. THE MIDDLE CASE WAS THE DOWN 10.

OUR BEST CASE WAS DOWN 5. IT LOOKS LIKE WE'RE GOING TO FAR EXCEED ALL OF THOSE, EVEN THE BEST-CASE SCENARIO.

>> D. ROBINSON: THAT'S GREAT. THE LAST FOUR MONTHS OF THE YEAR, YOU ARE ANTICIPATING NO HUGE SWINGS UP OR OWN.

I KNOW YOU CAN'T LOOK INTO A CRYSTAL BALL.

AS FAR AS YOU KNOW, ARE WE LOOKING AT ROUGHLY A 2 TO 4%

LOWER BUDGET INCOME TAX TAKE? >> S. BARTTER: YES.

I THINK THAT'S ACCURATE. >> D. ROBINSON: TO MAKE SURE I'M LOOKING AT THE NUMBERS CORRECTLY, THE AUGUST 2020 GENERAL FUND OVERVIEW, COULD YOU LOOK AT THE TOTAL EXPENDITURES NUMBER? DOESN'T SEEM LIKE THAT'S ACCURATE. LOOKS LIKE WE'RE ABOUT $3 MILLION IN EXPENSES BELOW BUDGET.

I'M WONDERING WHAT THE PERCENT WAS.

86.46. >> S. BARTTER: YEP.

I WOULD NEVER DOUBT MY ACCURACY. >> D. ROBINSON: I WOULDN'T EITHER. BUT I GUESS THE THRUST OF THE QUESTION, IT LOOKS LIKE EXPENSES ARE DOWN VERY SIGNIFICANTLY, WITH THE RESULT BEING THAT OUR GENERAL FUND BALANCE RIGHT NOW IS ABOUT $2 MILLION MORE THAN THE BUDGETED PROJECTED.

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>> S. BARTTER: THERE IS ACCURATE.

THERE IS A LOT GOING ON. ONE IS THEY ARE HOLDING FIVE POSITIONS OPENING. THAT IS A HUGE SAVINGS BECAUSE YOU ARE NOT PAYING THE HEALTH INSURANCE AND SALARIES.

THERE IS SAVING THERE. THE ADDITIONAL THING IS WE HAVE A ADDITIONAL $637,000 IN THE GENERAL FUND SO FAR IN 2020.

THIS GOES FROM THE PIPE REPAIRS, PART OF THAT COMING OUT OF THE GENERAL FUND, EV CHARGING STATIONS WE APPROPRIATED FOR SOME CONTINGENCIES. THE AMOUNT OF EXPENDITURES INCREASED FROM THE ORIGINAL BUDGET.

THAT'S WHY WE HAVEN'T SPENT THE MONEY AND THAT NUMBER IS SO HIGH. YOU ARE CORRECT RIGHT NOW WE'RE TRACKING NOT TO FULLY EXPEND THOSE FUNDS.

IF YOU RECALL BACK IN JULY, ONE OF OUR EY POINTS WE WANT TO GET TO 2 MILLION BY HOLDING POSITIONS OPEN AND WE HAD A ALONG LIST, TO CURVE EXPENDITURES IN 2020.

ALSO, CAN'T JUST TAKE EXPENDITURES AND DIVIDE BY 12.

JULY IS A OOD EXAMPLE OF THAT. IF YOU HAVE THREE PAYS, DISTRIBUTION, FIRE BONUSES, ANNUAL SERVICE CREDIT SPIKES IT.

THAT WILL HAPPEN IN DECEMBER. GNAW WITH THE THREE PAYS BUT VARIOUS OTHER SPIKES THAT WILL OCCUR.

SO WE HAVE THAT GOING ON AS WELL.

MAYBE THAT'S TOO MUCH INFORMATION.

>> D. ROBINSON: IF I MAY SUMMARIZE IN A WAY THAT WILL AGREE WITH. ALTHOUGH INCOME TAX REVENUES ARE DOWN BY 2.5%, OUR CITY STAFF HAS VERY PRUDENTLY, WISELY AND EFFECTIVELY MANAGED EXPENSES SUCH THAT THE GENERAL FUND IS $2 MILLION MORE THAN BUDGETED AT THIS POINT IN THE YEAR.

>> S. BARTTER: THAT'S ACCURATE. >> D. ROBINSON: GREAT.

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THANK YOU. NICE JOB, SCOTT.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: ANY OTHER QUESTIONS? IF NOT, MR. ROBINSON MOVES BE APPROVE THE FINANCIAL REPORT, SECONDED BY MS. DOROTHY. ANY DISCUSSION? IF NOT, ALL THOSE IN FAVOR, SIGNIFY BY SAYING AYE.

ALL THOSE OPPOSED, LIKE SIGN. MR. BARTTER, THANK YOU AGAIN FOR A WONDERFUL REPORT AND THE OOD WORK YOU ARE DOING.

>> S. BARTTER: THANK YOU. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: NEXT THING IS DISCUSSION ITEM REGARDING GRANTS TO THE COMMUNITY REGARDING NOT FOR PROFIT ORGANIZES.

I'M THINKING THERE IS A TWO PARTS.

FIRST OF LL, I WANT TO THANK MS. KOWALCZYK FOR TAKING THE TIME AND EFFORT TO GET THE MATERIALS TO US ON THE NEEDS OF THE WORTHINGTON FOOD PANTRY AND RESOURCE CENTER.

WE ALL KNOW AND APPRECIATE WHAT AN IMPORTANT RESOURCE THIS IS FOR OUR COMMUNITY, ESPECIALLY THOSE THAT ARE SUFFERING AS A RESULT NOT ONLY OF THE COVID-19 BUT ALSO JOB LOSSES OR JOB REDUCTION WHERE YOU ARE WORKING 40 HOURS A WEEK AND NOW YOU ARE WORKING 20. WHERE DO YOU GET THE FOOD AND ALL THE RESOURCES. I WANT TO THANK MS. KOWALCZYK FOR BRINGING IT FORWARD. DO WE WANT TO DO SOMETHING FOR THE FOOD PANTRY NOW? THE FOOD PANTRY AND RESOURCE CENTER NOW. AND THEN GO THROUGH GRANTS TO THE COMMUNITY NOT FOR PROFITS OR DO WE WANT TO HAVE EVERYONE LOOKED@ONCE. I'M OPEN TO THOUGHT ON HOW TO LEAD THE DISCUSSION. WE CAN DO IT IN TWO PARTS OR TALK ABOUT THE GRANTS TO THE COMMUNITY RGANIZATIONS.

>> B. KOWALCZYK: SINCE I BROUGHT THIS UP INITIALLY, I'LL TAKE A STAB AT A PROPOSAL. I REALLY THINK THAT IT'S NEITHER OF THOSE SITUATIONS. I THINK TONIGHT IF WE COULD TALK ABOUT JUST A CONSIDERATION OF SOME SUPPORT FOR THE FOOD PANTRY BASED ON THE NEEDS THEY HAVE BECAUSE OF COVID AND INCREASED NEED OF THE COMMUNITY THAT WE CAN CONSIDER THAT TONIGHT.

WE ARE EXPECTED, IF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY PASSES HE BILL THAT WILL ALLOCATE THE REST OF THE STATE'S CARE'S ACT FUNDING, WE'RE EXPECTED TO GET ADDITIONAL DOLLARS.

I WOULD PROPOSE WE CONSIDER ONCE THE DOLLARS ARE ENSURED WE BRING THAT BACK AND HOPEFULLY INCLUDE DISTRIBUTION TO COMMUNITY GROUPS IN NEED THAT PROVIDE SERVICES. BUT I DON'T THINK THAT WE NECESSARILY HAVE TO TALK ABOUT THE ACTUAL COMMUNITY GROUP GRANT PROCESS RIGHT NOW. I THINK IN MY MIND WE SHOULD PROBABLY THINK ABOUT THAT IN THE NORMAL TIME THAT WE DO, WHICH IS

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AFTER THE FIRST OF THE YEAR. IT'S NOT LIKE WE HAVE INFLUX OF FUNDING TO PROVIDE TO ORGANIZATIONS.

AND WE DON'T HAVE THE DATA ON WHAT THE NEEDS ARE OF THE COMMUNITY BESIDES WHAT'S HAPPENING WITH THE PANTRY, WHICH I THINK IS OBVIOUS AND APPARENT TO EVERYBODY.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: IF I'M NOT MISTAKEN THE LIBRARY IS WORKING ON A SURVEY THAT'S NOT COMPLETED YET, IS THAT CORRECT?

>> M. GREESON: YEAH, THAT'S RIGHT.

WE SHOULD HAVE THAT INFORMATION IN OCTOBER.

I THINK IT CLOSES ON THE 8TH, AND THEY ARE HOPING TO BOOST PARTICIPATION IN THAT SURVEY. WE URGE EVERYBODY TO FILL IT OUT. I THINK THERE IS A LITTLE OVER 1200 RESPONSES AND THEY WERE HOPING TO GET AROUND 2,000 FROM PEOPLE THROUGHOUT THE SCHOOL DISTRICT TO ASSESS THE IMPACTS OF CORONAVIRUS ON OUR COMMUNITY. CERTAINLY, THAT COULD INFORM TO SOME DEGREE THE PRIORITIES YOU ESTABLISH AS PART OF THE COMMUNITY GRANT PROCESS. AND IT'S ONE OF THE QUESTIONS MS. KOWALCZYK OFFERED HER OPINION ON OR THOUGHTS ON IT.

ONE OF THE QUESTIONS WE WANTED TO DISCUSS TONIGHT IS THE TIMING OF THIS. SO LAST YEAR, WE DISCUSSED DOING THE COMMUNITY GRANT PROCESS AFTER THE FIRST OF THE YEAR.

THAT WORKS ADMINISTRATIVELY. AND THE OTHER THING MANY OF THE COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS WE WORK WITH DON'T HAVE CALENDAR YEAR BUDGETS, THEY ARE WORKING ON A DIFFERENT FISCAL YEAR SCHEDULE THEN THE CALENDAR YEAR. AND SO THEY DIDN'T HAVE A PARTICULAR NEED TO DO IT IN THE FALL.

THE QUESTION IS: DO YOU WANT TO RUN IT EARLY BECAUSE OF THE COVID-19? AND WOULD THERE BE ANY INSIGHTS WE WOULD GONE AS A RESULT OF RUNNING IT EARLY? THE OTHER APPROACH WOULD BE LET'S RUN IT WHEN WE HAVE GREATER INSIGHTS INTO WHAT THE BUDGET IS.

GREATER INSIGHTS INTO AVAILABLE CARES ACT FUNDING AND GREATER INSIGHTS THAT WE MAY HAVE AS A RESULT OF THE SURVEY.

SO THAT WOULD PUSH IT LATER IN THE YEAR OR AFTER THE FIRST OF THE YEAR. SO THAT TIMING IS A QUESTION.

AND THEN EVERY YEAR WE HAVE THE QUESTION OF WHAT ARE THE PRIORITIES WE WANT DO EXPRESS IN THE PROGRAM?

>> D. ROBINSON: MAY I JUMP IN HERE, MADAM PRESIDENT?

>> >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: YES,

YOU MAY MR. ROBINSON. >> D. ROBINSON: HERE'S MY REACTION IS IF I HEARD COUNCILMEMBER KOWALCZYK'S COMMENTS CORRECTLY, I AFFIRM HER DESIRE TO FOCUS TO ACT FAIRLY QUICKLY ON THE FOOD BANK QUESTION.

SINCE THAT IS, I WOULD BELIEVE, THE GRANT RECIPIENT THAT WOULD MOST ACUTELY EXPERIENCE INCREASED NEED FOR SERVICES IN THE TIME OF ECONOMIC DISTRESS AND SOCIAL DISLOCATION.

I WOULD SUPPORT LOOKING AT WHAT WE HAVE FUNDED THEM.

IT APPEARS, IS MY UNDERSTANDING CORRECT THIS LAST YEAR WE CONTRIBUTED $4,000? IT'S A PRETTY NOMINAL AMOUNT IN MY ESTIMATION, GIVEN THE SERVICE AND NEED.

WHILE MR. GREESON'S COMMENTS ABOUT THE PROCESS, I OF COURSE EMBRACE THOSE CONSIDERATIONS. I HOPE WE DON'T GET SIDE TRACKED ON ACTING QUICKLY ON THE FOOD BANK AS I THINK COUNCILMEMBER

KOWALCZYK WAS ADVOCATING. >> M. GREESON: I WOULD THE OTHER QUESTION, DO YOU SEE IMMEDIATE NEED IN THE COMMUNITY THAT NEEDS TO BE ADDRESSED? CERTAINLY, THE FOOD PANTRY MAYBE ONE OF THOSE. WE INVITED MR. LINCOLN HOKIER FROM THE WORTHINGTON RESOURCE PANTRY IS ON THE LINE IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS. ABOUT THE NEEDS THEY ARE FACING.

AND I THINK YOU SHOULD HEAR WHAT THEY ARE EXPERIENCING IN HE COMMUNITY IN TERMS OF THE INCREASED AMOUNT OF PEOPLE THAT NEED ACCESS TO THEIR SERVICES HE AND I DISCUSSED AND HE CAN ELABORATE. ONE OF THOSE NEEDS IS RELATIVELY NOMINAL AMOUNT OF MONEY OF $2,400, TO HELP TRANSPORT

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ADDITIONAL FOOD THEY NEED TO SERVE THEIR CLIENTS FROM THE MID-OHIO FOOD BANK TO WORTHINGTON.

AND THAT IS ONE BUDGETARY NEED THEY HAVE THAT IF THEY WERE ABLE TO ACCESS ADDITIONAL COMMUNITY GRANT DOLLARS, THEY WOULD ASK OF US. MR. LINCOLN HOKIER, YOU WILL DO A BETTER JOB ARTICULATING THAN I.

I WILL DEFER TO YOU, SIR. >> ABSOLUTELY.

OVER THE LAST SIX MONTHS, MATTER OF FACT TODAY IS THE 96 -- SIX-MONTH ANNIVERSARY OF OUR FIRST COVID TIMES SERVICE.

IN THAT TIME, WE'VE SEEN A PRETTY CLOSE TO A DOUBLING OF THE NUMBER OF FAMILIES THAT WE'RE SEEING THROUGHOUT OUR SERVICE AREA. BUT ESPECIALLY IN THE WORTHINGTON ZIP CODES. WE ARE VERY FORTUNATE AS AN ORGANIZATION TO BE IN WORTHINGTON.

AND HAVE SO MANY DEDICATED SUPPORTERS AND VOLUNTEERS WHO HAVE MADE IT POSSIBLE FOR US TO MAKE EVERYTHING WORK FOR THE LAST SIX MONTHS. WE'RE ALSO VERY LUCKY THAT WE HAVE A GREAT PARTNERSHIP WITH THE MID-OHIO FOOD BANK.

AND THROUGH THE GENEROSITY OF DONORS THROUGH THEIR ORGANIZATION, FOOD AT MID-OHIO IS RELATIVELY INEXPENSIVE.

IT MAY NOT BE SOMETHING EVERYONE REALIZED BUT WE PURCHASE MUCH OF OUR FOOD FROM MID-OHIO. OUR RESPONSIBILITY IS GETTING IT HERE TO WORTHINGTON. WE HAVE A GREAT RELATIONSHIP WITH KING BUSINESS INTERIORS, WHO HAS FOR YEARS BROUGHT FOOD, DONATED THE USE OF TRUCK AND DRIVERS EVERY MONTH TO BRING FOOD TO THE PANTRY AND THEY CONTINUE TO O THAT.

WE OVERLOADED THEIR TRTRUCK. IN FACT, TOMORROW WE'RE TAKING IN ANOTHER PICKUP TRUCK TO GET EXTRA FOOD ALONG WITH THEIR BIG TRUCK. AND WE NEED WITH AS MANY FAMILIES THAT WE'VE GOT COMING HERE, WE NEED QUITE A BIT MORE FOOD THAN WE HAVE NOW. THE OTHER CONCERN THAT WE'RE -- THAT WE HAVE IS OUR ABOUT 30% OF OUR FOOD COMES FROM OOD DRIVES.

WE ARE -- AGAIN, IT'S PART OF BEING IN A COMMUNITY THAT SUPPORTS US AS MUCH AS WORTHINGTON DOES.

BUT WITH SCHOOLS ON HYBRID AND CHURCHES NOT MEETING, MUCH OF THOSE FOOD DRIVES THIS FALL AND WINTER WILL PROBABLY NOT EXIST OR WILL EXIST IN A MUCH MORE LIMITED CAPACITY THAN THEY HAVE IN THE PAST. WHICH MEANS WE NEED TO BUY MORE FOOD AND GET IT HERE FROM MID-OHIO.

SO THAT'S WHAT I -- WHAT MR. GREESON AND I DISCUSSED.

AND THE NEED THAT I HIGHLIGHTED WITH THE EMAIL TO COUNCILMEMBER

KOWALCZYK. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: WHAT

WOULD THE 2,400 BE USED FOR? >> THAT IS TRANSPORTATION.

WE HAVE THE OPTION TO PAY THE MID-OHIO FOOD BANK TO BRING THE FOOD TO S. AND THEY CHARGE 3 CENTS CENTS PER POUND. THAT WOULD GET US 8 MONTHS WORTH OF FOOD TO THE PANTRY, DELIVERED TO THE PANTRY.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: IS THAT IN ADDITION TO WHAT KING

INTERIORS DOES? >> THAT'S IN ADDITION, YES.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: WOW. >> D. SMITH: PRESIDENT MICHAEL? MS. KOWALCZYK, THANKS FOR THE INFORMATION YOU SENT OVER.

I DID FOLLOW-UP WITH MR. LINCOLN HOKIER ON 4805 SPECIFIC, THE DATA. AND THAT WAS SOME REALLY INTERESTING DATA THAT CAME WITH THAT.

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BASICALLY, I THINK MR. LINCOLN HOKIER SAID IT PRETTY MUCH DOUBLED THE NEED FROM A YEAR AGO, IT'S ACTUALLY MORE THAN THAT FUZZY MATH, ROUGHLY 2.25. IF WE'RE DOING MULTIPLICATION TABLES. THE SPIKE FROM JULY TO AUGUST, KNOWING THE CARES ACT MONEY IS NO LONGER THERE, I'M GOING TO GUESS THERE IS GOING TO BE MORE OF A SPIKE AS THE MONTHS PROGRESS. SO WITH THE WHOLE CONVERSATION BEING ABOUT WHAT DO WE DO NOW VERSUS IN THE FUTURES VERSUS IN THE NORMAL PROGRESSION BEING A PART OF THOSE CONVERSATIONS.

I THINK IT'S MAYBE TOO SOON TO SAY IN GENERAL FOR THE GRANT PROCESS MAYBE LET'S WAIT FOR THE DATA TO COME BACK FOR WHAT THE COMMUNITY NEEDS ARE. WITH THE ESOURCE PANTRY FOR SURE, WE SHOULD DEFINITELY HELP. AND I WOULD RECOMMEND SINCE WE GAVE 4,000 LAST YEAR FROM THE GRANT PROCESS ALONE AND THE NEED IS DOUBLED, PLUS THEY ARE ASKING FOR ANOTHER 2400, I WOULD FEEL REALLY COMFORTABLE GIVING 10,000 IMMEDIATELY.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: MR. GRN WITH THE CITY'S BUDGET AND CASH

FLOW? >> M. GREESON: I MEAN, MR. BARTTER IS ON THE LINE. I MEAN, I THINK YOU COULD FIGURE IT OUT -- WE COULD FIGURE IT OUT.

I WOULD RECOMMEND THAT -- IT'S A LITTLE UNUSUAL TO, YOU KNOW, BE ASKED FOR $2,400 AND GIVE 10, I'LL ADMIT THAT.

IT WOULD BE HELPFUL TO UNDERSTAND HOW MR. LINCOLN HOKIER WOULD WANT TO USE THAT. AND WHAT OUTCOMES WOULD BE PRODUCED FROM IT. BUT YOU APPROPRIATED SOME COVID-19 CONTINGENCY DOLLARS THAT IN THE EVENT YOU APPROPRIATE ANY OF THESE AMOUNTS THAT I WOULD RECOMMEND THAT WE EXPEND THOSE FUNDS OUT OF THOSE DOLLARS.

MR. BARTTER, DO YOU HAVE ANYTHING TO ADD?

>> S. BARTTER: I DON'T. WELL, WHAT WE WOULD BE TRYING TO DO IS AVOID BRINGING BACK AN APPROPRIATION ORDINANCE THAT REQUIRES INTRODUCTION AND PASSAGE BY EMERGENCY TO HAVE IT EFFECTIVE WITHIN A TIMELY MANNER.

IF WE, YOU KNOW, IF THE AMOUNT IS $10,000 OR UNDER, I THINK WE CAN FIT THAT IN OUR CURRENT APPROPRIATIONS IN THE CONTINGENCY WHERE YOU INCREASE THAT AMOUNT BACK WITH, BACK IN

APRIL. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: WOULD WE STILL HAVE THE SAME DIFFICULTY IN THE EMERGENCY IF WE DID SOMETHING LESS THAN 10,000?

>> S. BARTTER: ANY APPROPRIATION WE'RE GOING TO HAVE THE ISSUES WITH, WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO INTRODUCE AND PASS IT BY EMERGENCY. THIS WOULD BE USING AN EXISTING APPROPRIATION, WHICH CUTS THAT OUT.

WE WOULD BE FINE TO DO THAT IF THAT'S THE WISHES OF THIS COUNCIL BY MOTION TO EXPEND WHATEVER AMOUNT IT S YOU DECIDE ON, AS LONG AS IT'S UNDER10 -- UNDER $10,000 TO DISTRIBUTE TO

THE WORTHINGTON FOOD PANTRY. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: IF WE'RE TALKING ABOUT $10,000, LOOKING AT THAT AS BEING FUNDS TAKEN AWAY FROM WHAT WE NORMALLY HAVE AS THE TOTAL AMOUNT FOR THE

COMMUNITY GRANT PROGRAM? >> M. GREESON: I DON'T THINK THAT WAS WHAT MR. SMITH WAS PROPOSING.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: JUST ASKING.

YEAH. >> S. BARTTER: YOU DECIDE WHAT THE GRANT PROGRAM AMOUNT IS GOING TO BE.

FOR 2020, T WAS THE 37,500 IF YOU DON'T COUNT THE GRANT DISTRIBUTION. THIS WOULD BE IN ADDITION AND COMING OUT OF A DIFFERENT APPROPRIATION LINE.

BUT THAT'S... NOT THAT BIG A DEAL.

>> R. DOROTHY: I BROUGHT THIS UP LAST WEEK WHEN WE WERE TALKING ABOUT THE ADDITIONAL MONEY WE WERE FUNDING TO OUR DOWNTOWN BUSINESSES, I WANTED TO MAKE SURE WE LOOKED AT SOME SPECIAL APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE RESOURCE PANTRY.

BUT I THINK THAT FUNDING WAS MORE IN THE LINE OF 2,500, WHICH 2400 IS IN THE LINE. WE NEED ADDITIONAL APPROPRIATIONS TO THE RESOURCE PANTRY AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

I'M STILL OPEN TO THE EXACT DOLLAR FIGURE.

BUT THAT WAS MY THINKING GOING INTO THIS MEETING.

>> M. GREESON: YEAH, I THINK YOU COULD AUTHORIZE THAT BY MOTION, AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER T TO -- HELP ME MR. BARTTER, ISSUE

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GRANT FUNDS TO THE WORTHINGTON RESOURCE PANTRY FOR THE PURPOSE YOU DEFINE. WE WOULD USE THE APPROPRIATIONS

WE OUTLINED. >> D. ROBINSON: MR. LINCOLN HOKIER, PERHAPS YOU CAN SPEAK TO IF THE AMOUNT IS GREATER THAN 2400, WHAT WOULD BE THE ANTICIPATED USE OF THOSE FUNDS?

>> IF THE AMOUNT WERE GREATER THAN THAT 2400, WE WOULD SAVE SOME OF IT FOR AFTER DECEMBER 31ST, 2020.

WE WOULD SEE ONE OF THE CONCERNED THAT WE HAVE, AND WE DON'T KNOW THE ANSWER TO THIS YET, IS WE RECEIVED WHEN THERE WERE -- THERE WAS A LOT OF INTEREST IN FOOD IN THIS COUNTRY IN THE EARLY DAYS OF THIS PANDEMIC, WE RECEIVED A NUMBER OF DONATIONS FROM THE COMMUNITY. AND VERY GENEROUS DONATIONS.

MANY OF THOSE CAME FROM FOLKS WHO ARE ALREADY PARTNERS WITH US. AND SO WE DON'T KNOW YET WHETHER OR NOT THOSE DONATIONS THAT CAME IN MARCH, APRIL ND MAY ARE EXTRA DONATIONS MADE JUST FOR THIS YEAR OR IF THEY WERE FOLKS WHO WOULD USUALLY GIVE AS PART OF THEIR END-OF-YEAR GIVING STRATEGY. AND JUST FRONT LOADED THOSE GIFTS FOR EARLIER THIS YEAR. AND I'VE SPOKEN TO LOTS OF OTHER FOOD PANTRIES AND FOOD BANK. AND NOBODY REALLY KNOWS WHAT THE ANSWER IS QUITE YET. IF WE RECEIVED FUNDS, ADDITIONAL TO THAT 2400, WE WOULD USE IT -- SAVE T UNTIL AFTER DECEMBER 31ST AND SEE WHERE WE END THE CALENDAR YEAR.

AND THEN BUDGET IT TO PAY TO GET PEOPLE FOOD.

83% OF OUR REVENUE GOES TO PROGRAMMING.

THOSE RE FUNDS THAT GO RIGHT BACK INTO FILLING PEOPLE'S REFRIGERATORS WITH BEST FOOD. WE WANT TO DO IT BETTER AND MORE EFFICIENTLY AND MAKE SURE WE CAN ACCEPT ANY DONATIONS THAT COMES TO US. AND SO WE'RE MAKING SOME ADJUSTMENTS TO OUR PROCESSES RIGHT NOW.

TO MAKE SURE WE CAN ACCEPT MORE FOOD.

WE'RE GOING TO -- IF WE HAVE MORE FUNDS, THAT WILL MAKE IT EASIER FOR US TO MAKE THOSE ADJUSTMENTS.

>> D. ROBINSON: MAY I SUGGEST WE STICK WITH THE 2 $2,400 FIGURE D URGE MR. LINCOLN HOKIER NEXT YEAR WITH AN AMBITIONS --

AMBITIOUS ASK. >> B. KOWALCZYK: I WILL AGREE WITH THAT PROPOSAL AND I WOULD ALSO LIKE TO THINK ABOUT WHETHER THE RESOURCE PANTRY CAN ACTUALLY PROVIDE A LITTLE MORE SERVICE TO US IN TERMS OF SUPPORTING RELATES WITH CONNECTING EOPLE TO DIFFERENT RESOURCES IN THE COMMUNITY.

THERE HAS BEEN A LOT OF TALK ABOUT HOW COMMUNITIES SHOULD BE DOING MORE OF THAT, OF CONNECTING PEOPLE O THEIR SOCIAL SERVICES. AND I KNOW THERE IS A FUNCTION OF THE RESOURCE PANTRY. AND SO MAYBE AS WE TALK ABOUT POTENTIALLY INCREASING FUNDING, WE CAN LOOK AT WHAT WE CAN POTENTIALLY GET OUT OF THAT FOR PEOPLE IN THE COMMUNITY, IN ADDITION TO MEETING THEIR IMMEDIATE BASIC NEEDS.

I WOULD AGREE WITH THAT. ACTUALLY, I WILL OFFER TO MAKE A MOTION TO PERMIT THE CITY TO APPROPRIATE DOLLARS TO THE -- $2,400 TO THE RESOURCE CENTER TO ACCOMMODATE THEIR IMMEDIATE

NEEDS FOR TRANSPORTING FOOD. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: I HAVE A MOTION. IS THERE A SECOND?

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

ANY FURTHER DISCUSSION? ALL THOSE IN FAVOR, SIGNIF Y BY SAYING AYE.

MR. GREESON, WE'RE GOING TO PUT THIS IN YOUR HANDS AND MR. BARTTER'S HANDS TO DO WHAT IS NECESSARY TO GET IT DONE.

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IF AN ORDINANCE OR RESOLUTION HAS TO COME FORWARD TO US,

PLEASE DO SO. >> M. GREESON: MR. BARTTER, DO YOU NEED MORE SPECIFICITY ON THE MOTION OR IS IT SUFFICIENT FOR US TO USE IT OUT OF THE CONTINGENCY?

>> S. BARTTER: THAT'S SUFFICIENT SUFFICIENT.

>> M. GREESON: WE'RE LOOKING FORWARD TO WORKING WITH YOU AND

MAKING SURE THAT GETS FUNDED. >> THANK YOU.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU DO. WE APPRECIATE IT. I KNOW A NUMBER OF PEOPLE WHO USE YOUR SERVICE AND HEARD WONDERFUL THINGS ABOUT YOUR STAFF AND VOLUNTEERS AND WHAT THEY ARE DOING.

THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU. DO WE WANT TO DISCUSS ANYTHING MORE ABOUT THE COMMUNITY GRANTS SINCE THAT WAS STILL ON THERE OR GUIDANCE O STAFF? SINCE WE HAD IT ON THE AGENDA.

IT MIGHT MAKE SENSE TO DISCUSS. MR. GREESON, A FEW THOUGHTS YOU

WANTED TO RAISE? >> M. GREESON: I THINK WHAT I HEARD AND LET ME REPEAT WHAT I THINK SO I HEARD, WHICH IS YOU WOULD, I THOUGHT I HEARD YOU WOULD BE COMFORTABLE WITH US ADMINISTERING THE PROCESS ESSENTIALLY WHEN WE HAD PLANNED TO BEFORE, IGHT AFTER THE FIRST OF THE YEAR, WHICH WOULD GIVE US THE BENEFIT OF MORE INSIGHTS OF IMPACTS, YOU KNOW, WE WOULD HAVE INSIGHTS INTO THE BUDGET, YOU WOULD BE ABLE TO SET THE BUDGET.

AND THEN OBVIOUSLY THERE IS ADMINISTRATIVE BENEFITS BECAUSE WE'RE NOT RUNNING CONCURRENTLY WITH THE REST OF THE BUDGETING ACTIVITIES. THAT'S AN IMPORTANT TIMING CLARIFICATION. TO MAKE.

IF WE DECIDE THAT WE RUN IT AS WE HAD PLANNED BEFORE, THEN WE CAN TALK LATER ABOUT THE AMOUNT OF MINE -- MONEY WE ALLOCATE AND TALK LATER ABOUT THE FOCUS OF THAT, IN TERMS OF THE INSTRUCTIONS AND THE CRITERIA WE ESTABLISH FOR THE COMMITTEE.

BUT IF YOU WANT TO RUN IT EARLIER, WE PROBABLY NEED TO TALK ABOUT THE CRITERIA AND THE FOCUS.

WE NEED THAT INPUT. >> B. KOWALCZYK: AGAIN, I WOULD SUGGEST WE DISCUSS IT AS WE GET CLOSER TO, AFTER THE FIRST OF THE YEAR, FOLLOW THE NORMAL PROCESS OR DISCUSS DURING THE BUDGET DISCUSSIONS WHAT THE FOCUS SHOULD BE WITH THE CONTEXT THERE MIGHT E THE CARES ACT DOLLARS COMING DOWN THAT WE WOULD HAVE OTHER DISCUSSIONS, HOPEFULLY, IF ND IF WE HAVE THE FUNDING FROM THAT THAT WE CAN POTENTIALLY DISTRIBUTE IT TO THESE COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS OR MAYBE OTHERS IN NEED WHO DIDN'T

BENEFIT FROM THE REBOOT FUNDING. >> M. GREESON: INDEED.

I THINK THERE MAY BE A NEED FOR US TO BE SOMEWHAT FLEXIBLE IF THE RULES REQUIRE US, IF WE HEAR OF SOME COMMUNITY NEED THAT IS UNMET OR WE'RE UNABLE TO ALLOCATE THOSE DOLLARS EFFICIENTLY IN THE ORGANIZATION FOR CITY EXPENSES AND NEED O SPEND THEM QUICKLY ON SOMETHING ELSE.

ALL OF THOSE ARE THINGS THAT COULD INFLUENCE WHAT WE DO HERE.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: OKAY. IS THERE ANY OTHER DISCUSSION ON THE COMMUNITY GROUPS AND ORGANIZATIONS?

>> THANK YOU, ALL, FOR AGREEING TO SUPPORT THE RESOURCE PANTRY.

>> M. GREESON: MS. STEWART CAME UP ON THE SCREEN AND SAID SHE MAY HAVE QUESTIONS FOR CLARIFICATION.

I INVITE HER TO ASK THEM. >> ONE AREA IS THE LARGER OPERATING GRANTS. WE TYPICALLY CONSIDER THE GRANTS FOR THE MCCONNELL ARTS CENTER AND WORTHINGTON PARTNERSHIP AND WORTHINGTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY AS PART OF THE OPERATING BUDGET, THIS MEANS THIS IS THE TIME OF THE YEAR WE'RE GETTING GRANT APPLICATIONS OUT TO THEM TO COMPLETE.

WANTED TO CHECK IN WITH CITY COUNCIL TO SEE IF THERE IS ANYTHING NEW OR DIFFERENT YOU WANT TO ASK IN THOSE GRANT APPLICATIONS OR IF YOU ARE OKAY WITH US USING THE TYPICAL APPLICATION, INCLUDED IN YOUR AGENDA PACKET.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: IF ANYBODY HAS ANYTHING THEY WOULD LIKE TO SEE DIFFERENT, LET'S KNOW.

MR. SMITH? >> D. SMITH: JUST A THOUGHT ABOUT, I DON'T KNOW THE TIMING OR IF IT WILL EVER COME IN, JUST WONDERING IF ON THE GRANT APPLICATION FOR THOSE ORGANIZATIONS AND FOR ALL OF THE FUTURE ORGANIZATIONS IN THE NEXT

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FORESEEABLE FUTURE, IF WE CAN ASK SPECIFICALLY JUST AS AN ADDITIONAL QUESTION WHAT THEY PLAN ON DOING TO HELP, IF ANYTHING, TO HELP THE COVID PANDEMIC AND HOW TO RESTORE

LIFE. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: OKAY.

ANY OTHER QUESTIONS, ADDICTIONS? THOUGHTS? -- ADDITIONS -- HEARING NONE, WE'RE GOING TO MOVE ON TO THE REPORTS OF COUNCILMEMBERS. SO WE'LL START WITH MR. BUCHER.

>> P. BUCHER: THANK YOU. JUST WANTED TO BRIEFLY HIGHLIGHT, WE'RE JUST OVER TWO WEEKS AWAY FROM THE END OF THE WORTHINGTON COMMUNITY ENERGY SAVERS PROGRAM THAT END THIS MONTH, AND APPROXIMATELY 75% OF THE WAY TO THE OINT TOTAL WE NEED TO SECURE THE $60,000 THAT THE TWO COMPANIES, AP AND COLUMBIA GAS AWARDING OUR COMMUNITY, WHICH WOULD GO TO SMALL BUSINESSES TO MAKE THEM ENERGY EFFICIENCY UPGRADES THEY MAY NOT BE ABLE TO DO THEMSELVES.

GO TO COMMUNITY ENERGY SAVERS DOT-COM SLASH WORTHINGTON, TO HELP PITCH IN AND GET US A FEW POINTS.

GET A HOME ENERGY KIT THAT COSTS YOU NOTHING OR DOWNLOADING THE APP AND CONNECTING YOUR ACCOUNT TO THAT.

THAT GETS US TWO POINTS. THE DATA IS DELAYED SO WE MAY BE CLOSER THAN THAT BUT WE'RE IN CRUNCH TIME.

THAT IS IT. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: THANK YOU, PETER. I ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO REACH OUT TO GROUP AND ORGANIZATIONS THEY ARE PART OF TO ENCOURAGE THEM TO JOIN IN. I KNOW THIS WEEK I GOT THIS PROGRAM PUT INTO THE NEWSLETTER FOR ALL OF VILLA ISSUE SHAMONT.

IF YOU HAVE GROUPS OR ORGANIZATIONS THAT HAVE NEWSLETTERS YOU CAN REACH OUT TO, THAT WOULD BE HELPFUL.

OKAY. MS. KOWALCZYK.

>> B. KOWALCZYK: YES. FIRST OF ALL, THANK YOU TO EVERYONE FOR WHO PUT TOGETHER THE PATRIOT DAY EVENTS ACTIVITIES. I THINK IT WAS REALLY WELL DONE.

AND AN EXCELLENT ALTERNATIVE THAT IF YOU HAD TO DO SOMETHING, I THINK YOU DID IT RIGHT AND WELL.

AND I THINK PEOPLE APPRECIATED HAVING THAT, BEING ABLE TO ACCESS IT ONLINE. I ALSO WANTED TO MENTION THAT IF YOU HADN'T HEARD THE WORTHINGTON FARMERS MARKET WILL BE MOVING TO A NEW LOCATION. IT'S GOING TO BE AT THE WORTHINGTON INDUSTRIES PARKING LOT AT 200 WEST OLD ILSON BRIDGE ROAD. AND THEY ARE CONTINUING TO LOOK FOR A PLACE FOR THE WINTER AS WELL.

BUT THEY HAVE BEEN FORTUNATE ENOUGH TO HAVE THESE LOCATIONS OUTDOORS TO PROMOTE SAFETY OF PARTICIPANTS BUT KEEP THE MARKET

GOING. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: WOULD THE MALL BE AVAILABLE FOR THEM AGAIN IN THE WINTER?

>> B. KOWALCZYK: I DON'T THINK SO.

I THINK THERE ARE ISSUES WITH THAT.

THAT'S WHY THEY ARE LOOKING -- ACTUALLY IT'S BECAUSE OF THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE WHO ATTEND THEY WOULD HAVE TO LIMIT ACCESS.

AND IT WOULD BE MUCH MORE DIFFICULT TO DO THAT AT THE MALL. THAT'S WHY THEY CAN'T USE THE

MALL. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: ALL RIGHT. ANYTHING ELSE? OKAY. MOVING ONTO MR. SMITH.

>> D. SMITH: CIC MET FRIDAY AND TALKED ABOUT LONGER TERM PLANNING FOR EAST WILSON BRIDGE ROAD, INFORMATION SHOULD BE COMING IN FRONT OF US PRETTY SOON.

AS WELL AS A PRESENTATION ABOUT THE WORTHINGTON MALL, WHICH FOR DEVELOPMENT PLANNING AND SO FORTH, I THINK WE'VE ALL HAD PREVIOUS MEETINGS ABOUT ANYWAY. FILLING IN CIC IN ON THAT.

KIND OF AN AFTERTHOUGHT TO MR. BARTTER'S PRESENTATION TONIGHT ON THE BUDGET. WONDERING IF THERE WAS STILL PLANS TO PROMOTE SOME EDUCATIONAL SESSIONS ABOUT THE BUDGET THROUGHOUT NEXT WEEKS AND MONTHS AS WE HIT IT A LITTLE

HEAVIER. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: OKAY.

MR. MEYERS, WE'RE HOPING YOU ARE HAVING A WONDERFUL TIME AWAY FROM ALL OF US. WE HOPE YOU ARE GETTING A LITTLE RELAXATION. AND SO MOVING DOWN, MS. DOROTHY?

>> R. DOROTHY: THE MCCONNELL ARTS CENTER HOSTED PERFORMS THIS WEEKEND. I KNOW A LOT OF COMMUNITY

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MEMBERS WERE ABLE TO ENJOY THE MUSIC.

BUT THE MACK IS OPEN NOW. THE ARTWORK INSIDE IS OPEN.

EVERYONE WEARS MASKS. THERE IS LSO CLASSES AVAILABLE THAT YOU CAN SIGN UP; LIMITED SIZES AND SOCIAL DISTANCING.

THE MACK IS -- THE ARTS ARE DEFINITELY A WHOLE GROUP OF, AN INDUSTRY THAT HAS BEEN SEVERELY HARMED BY COVID AND THE REDUCTION OF WHERE EVERYONE CAN GATHER.

IT'S IMPORTANT TO HAVE ARTS IN OUR COMMUNITY.

WE'RE LUCKY WE HAVE MCCONNELL ARTS CENTER HERE.

AND THEY ARE OPEN. SO I WANT TO THANK EVERYONE WHO WAS ABLE TO NJOY THE CONCERTS THIS WEEKENDS.

TELL EVERYONE ABOUT IT. AND TOP ON OVER IF YOU RE SO INCLINED. AND KEEP ON REMEMBERING THAT WE DO WANT TO RESTART EVERYTHING AGAIN EVENTUALLY.

THAT'S ANOTHER ORGANIZATION TO KEEP IN MIND.

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

MR. ROBINSON? >> D. ROBINSON: THANK YOU, MADAM PRESIDENT. TWO COMMENTS OR QUESTIONS.

MR. BUCHER, I THINK YOU SAID WE'RE ABOUT 25% AWAY FROM OUR GOAL. HOW MANY POINTS IS 25% ROUGHLY,

PLEASE? >> P. BUCHER: LET ME GET MY

CALCULATOR OUT REALLY QUICK. >> D. ROBINSON: IS IT 50 OR 20

OR 500? >> P. BUCHER: IN THE SEVERAL HUNDREDS. A LOT MORE PARTICIPATION IS GOING TO BE KEY. IT'S APPROXIMATELY 00 AWAY.

AND AGAIN, THE DATA IS A LITTLE DELAYED.

WE MAYBE CLOSER THAN THAT. BUT SOME OF THESE ARE SINGLE POINTS AND VERY EASY. SOME ARE WORTH MORE POINTS.

THE PEOPLE CAN PLUG IN AND BUSINESSES ARE ELIGIBLE TO DO

THINGS THAT WILL EARN US POINTS. >> D. ROBINSON: THANK YOU.

AND AST COMMENT WOULD BE, I WANT TO AFFIRM MEMBER SMITH'S SORT OF SUGGESTION OR IMPULSE TO INCREASE THE FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTION TO THE ESOURCE CENTER.

I WANT TO AFFIRM THAT EVEN THOUGH THE DOLLAR AMOUNT ENDED UP BEING LESS. I'M SURE YOU REALIZE THAT YOUR FELLOW COUNCILMEMBERS SHARE YOUR DESIRE TO FEED THE HUNGRY.

AND I THINK NEXT YEAR WE'LL DO THAT.

THANK YOU, DOUG, FOR MAKING THE SUGGESTION.

THAT'S ALL, MADAM PRESIDENT. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: I ATTENDED THE IC MEETING, MR. SMITH COVERED THAT NICELY.

AND SAW THE PRESENTATION WITH BUILDING WORTHINGTON'S FUTURE, THE PRESENTATION ON THE MALL REDEVELOPMENT.

THERE HAS BEEN A EW OF THOSE GOING.

I HINK IT'S WONDERFUL THAT THE NEW OWNERS OF THE WORTHINGTON

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MALL ARE GETTING OUT IN THE COMMUNITY.

AND REACHING OUT TO GROUPS AND ORGANIZATIONS AND MEETING WITH THEM TO TRY TO SHOW THEIR PLAN AND GET FEEDBACK AND INPUT.

I THINK THAT'S A WONDERFUL TH THING.

MR. GREESON SAID WE NEED AN EXECUTIVE SESSION FOR COMPENSATION OF PERSONNEL. ANYTHING ELSE?

>> M. GREESON: THERE IS A BRIEF UPDATE ON AUGUST ACTIVITIES I WANTED TO HIGHLIGHT WHEN APPROPRIATE.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: THIS WOULD BE GOOD.

>> M. GREESON: I WON'T TAKE LONG.

I WANTED TO ANSWER MR. SMITH'S QUESTION ABOUT BUDGET EFFORTS.

WE'RE GOING TO BE WORKING ON SOME EDUCATIONAL VIDEOS.

WE ALSO ARE GOING TO HAVE A TOOL WHERE SOMEBODY CAN AT THEIR OWN LEISURE PROVIDE, IT'S AN ONLINE TOOL WHERE PEOPLE AN PROVIDE US INPUT AND ESSENTIALLY PLAY WITH THE BUDGET FOR A LACK OF A BETTER TERM. AND THEN MR. BARTTER AND I ARE WRESTLING WITH HOW WE MAY STRUCTURE A Q AND A OPPORTUNITY ONCE WE HAVE OUR PROPOSAL DEVELOPED.

THOSE ARE THE THINGS THAT WE'RE WORKING ONTO RESPOND TO THE COUNCIL'S DESIRE FOR MORE EDUCATION, MORE ENGAGEMENT AROUND THE BUDGET THAT'S WITHIN OUR CAPACITY THIS YEAR FINANCIAL AND TIME WISE. SO WE'RE LOOKING FORWARD TO DOING HOSE THINGS. AND WE THINK THEY WILL BE FRUITFUL. JUST A COUPLE OF POST-RECESS UPDATES. SO THERE IS A TENDENCY I THINK WE HAVE TO FOCUS ON HIGH-PROFILE MATTERS, LIKE THE CORONAVIRUS AND NOT ALWAYS REFLECT ON THE IMPORTANT WORK BEING DONE IN THE ORGANIZATION. THE THINGS THAT KEEP THE CITY RUNNING. AND THAT SEEM ROUTINE BUT ARE IMPORTANT. THERE IS A FEW THINGS I WANT TO TOUCH ON OR HIGHLIGHT, GOOD WORK THAT WAS DONE IN EACH OF OUR

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DEPARTMENTS. AND THEN I'LL SHARE SOME OF THIS IN WRITING SEPARATELY AND ADD SOME MORE DETAIL TO IT.

ONE THING I WOULD LIKE TO TOUCH ON, IS WE ISSUED, AND THIS IS A BIG DEAL, $5.8 MILLION IN BOND ANTICIPATION NOTES WHILE YOU WERE ON RECESS. THE CLOSING SCHEDULED FOR THE 17TH. SO JUST TO GIVE YOU SOME INSIGHT INTO THAT MARKET, THE ALL-INCLUSIVE COSTS WAS .78% FOR THOSE NOTES, THAT'S DOWN FROM THE 1.36% THAT WE HAD ON THE 2019 ISSUANCE. CERTAINLY IS ADVANTAGEOUS FOR US TO ROLL NOTES. WE COMPLETED OUR INSURANCE RENEWAL FOR THE 2021 PLAN YEAR. A BIG SHOUT-OUT TO MR. BARTTER AND HIS TEAM. THEY FINALIZED THE CITY'S 2019 AUDIT, INCLUDING WHAT WE BELIEVE TO BE THE CITY'S FIRST SINGLE AUDIT OF A FEDERAL PROGRAM FOR FUNDS, THE FUNDS UTILIZED FOR THE RIGHT-OF-WAY ACQUISITION AND DESIGN OF THE NORTHEAST GATEWAY.

WE DON'T USE FEDERAL FUNDS A LOT.

AND THAT'S A MAJOR SCRUTINY IN AUDIT PROCESS.

BOTH AUDITS CONTAIN NO CITATIONS OR FINDINGS AND WE ANTICIPATE WE'LL RECEIVE THE STATE AUDITOR'S AWARD WITH DISTINCTION ONCE AGAIN. THE NORTHEAST GATEWAY PROJECT WAS BID BY O.D.O.T. WITH BIDS WITHIN THE OVERALL BUDGET AND WE'LL SEND OUT SOME MORE DETAILED INFORMATION ABOUT THAT SEPARATELY. BUT WE'RE PLEASED THOSE PROJECTS, THAT PROJECT LOOKS TO BE COMING IN FROM AN OVERALL STANDPOINT, WITHIN THE BUDGET. AND WILL CARRY FORWARD.

AND I THINK THEY ARE DOING FINAL DETAIL PLAN REVIEW BEFORE THEY MOVE FORWARD. IN OUR I.T. FRONT, WE TALKED TO YOU ABOUT OUR DISASTER RECOVERY STRATEGY.

PROBABLY SIX MONTHS OR MORE AGO NOW.

WE WANT TO TELL YOU WE COMPLETED AN ASSESSMENT OF THAT AND WORKED TO INCREASE OUR DISASTER RECOVERY CAPABILITIES AND WANT TO APPLAUD MR. OLIVER'S PEOPLE -- TEAM FOR THAT ACCOMPLISHMENT. THEY ILIGENTLY WORKED ON A NUMBER OF PROJECTS, SUPPORTING AALL OF OUR DIVISIONS AND DEPARTMENTS. CRITICAL TO THE TRANSFER OF THE NORTHWEST CENTER. THEY HELPED THE FIRE DIVISION WITH ELECTION OF A RECORDS MANAGEMENT SYSTEM AND EQUIPMENT INSTALLATION. THEY HAVE CONFIGURED SUPPORT FOR THE NEW RECORDS MANAGEMENT SYSTEM AND THE POLICE DIVISION.

THEY HAVE BEEN HELPING WITH ENHANCED SCHEDULING SOFTWARE IN THE FIRE DIVISION. AND AS YOU MAY KNOW, WE -- WE'VE CHANGED OUR GENDA MANAGEMENT SYSTEM TO ONE THAT'S MORE USER FRIENDLY AND ESS COSTLY. AND CERTAINLY THAT WAS CRITICAL ADVICE PROVIDED BY THE I.T. DIVISION IN TERMS OF THAT.

THEY HAVE BEEN DOING A LOT OF WORK SUPPORTING THE EFFICIENCY AND EFFECTIVENESS OF OUR VARIOUS DIVISIONS.

WE'RE PUT THE FINAL TOUCHES ON THE WATER LINE MASTER PLAN THAT YOU RECEIVED A PRESENTATION ON EARLIER THIS YEAR.

AND YOU WILL SEE RECOMMENDATIONS AND FUNDING RECOMMENDATIONS RELATED TO WATERLINE PROJECTS N THE C.I.P., THAT'S ONE OF THE MAJOR THINGS WE'RE TRYING TO WRESTLE WITH, HOW WE PHASE THOSE INTO THE C.I.P. PROJECT. WE'RE MOVING FORWARD SEVERAL THINGS RELATED TO RUSH RUN. WE'RE PLEASED THAT WE COMPLETED THE WORK CLEANING OUT RESEARCH RUN, JUST SOUTH OF THE NORTHEAST GATEWAY PROJECT. NOT A HIGH-VISIBILITY AREA, BUT IF YOU LOOK MUCH OF THAT AREA HAS BEEN IMPROVED AND CLEANED.

WE HAVE INITIATED THE DESIGN OF THE STORM WATER IMPROVEMENTS FOR THE HUNTLEY BOWL PARK, WHICH WILL ULTIMATELY HELP STORM WATER CHALLENGES IN THE RUSH RUN AREA AND AROUND THE HUNTLEY BOWL.

I THINK WE'RE WORKING ON GETTING THE DESIGN DONE FOR SOME SLOPE STABILIZATION PROCESS -- A SMALLER SLOPE STABILIZATION PROJECT THAT'S JUST SOUTH OF MCCOY AVENUE IN RUSH RUN.

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WORKING ON THE CORPORATE HILL EXTENSION.

WE'RE TRYING TO GET AN EASEMENT TO ONE FINAL EASEMENT TO MOVE FORWARD WITH THE NORTHBROOK SEWER IMPROVEMENT.

DAN'S, MR. WHITED'S TEAM WORKED WITH O.D.O.T. TO EVALUATE OUR BRIDGES. AND WE'VE IDENTIFIED SOME FEW ITEMS BUT NO CRITICAL BRIDGE ISSUES.

AND THEY OORDINATED ON THE RAILROAD CROSSING IMPROVEMENT THAT WE LL EXPERIENCE WITH WILSON BRIDGE ROAD BEING CLOSED FOR A PERIOD OF TIME. THAT'S A LONG TIME COMING.

IF YOU DON'T KNOW, THERE IS CERTAINLY SAFETY ISSUES AROUND THAT RAIL CROSSING. AND WE HAD DOCUMENTED EXPERIENCES WITH PEOPLE BY-PASSING THE GATES.

SO THAT PROJECT, I BELIEVE, WILL IMPROVE SAFETY AT THAT RAILROAD CROSSING. WE'VE LAUNCHED THE POLICE DIVISION IMPROVEMENTS THAT YOU APPROVED, IN PARTICULAR, THE HVAC. AND CERTAINLY WE'VE BEEN ADMINISTERING THE STREET IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM.

WE WILL BE COMING O YOU FOR A RESOLUTION THAT WILL BE RELATED TO SUPPORTING THE ATTRIBUTABLE FUNDING APPLICATION FOR ODOT, COLUMBIA, AROUND THE LINWORTH 161 INTERSECTION, YOU WILL RECALL WE TALKED ABOUT APPLYING FOR MORPC FUNDS, I THINK WE NEED ONE RESOLUTION TO SUPPORT THAT APPLICATION, WHICH WILL BE SUBMITTED SOON. AND DAN IS GOING TO TOUCH ON A PARTNERSHIP THAT WE'RE DOING WITH FRANKLIN COUNTY THAT IS SAVING US QUITE A BIT OF RESOURCES TO REPLACE THE LINWORTH CULVERT. MR. WHITED, ARE YOU THERE?

>> I AM. THERE IS CULVERT LOCATED -- 84E UNDERNEATH LINWORTH ROAD, BETWEEN CASTLE CREST.

THE PIPE IS FAILING BADLY. IN ORDER TO, IF WE -- OUR ATTENTION WAS TO REPLACE THAT PIPE, WHICH WOULD HAVE BEEN A SIGNIFICANT PROJECT, $500,000 OR MORE BECAUSE THERE IS A 30-INCH WATERLINE AND THER ISSUES. BUT THE FRANKLIN COUNTY ENGINEER AND HIS STAFF STEPPED UP TO HELP US WITH A SHORTER TERM BUT STILL A DECENT TERM, 15 TO 20-YEAR LIFE CYCLE ENHANCEMENT TO REHABILITATE THAT CULVERT AND ALLOW IT TO OPERATE FOR A PERIOD OF TIME. RIGHT NOW IT'S IN SEVERELY BAD CONDITION. IT'S CONSIDERED AN EMERGENCY.

WORKING CLOSELY WITH FRANKLIN COUNTY ENGINEER AND REALLY APPRECIATE THEIR HELP N THAT. IT'S A BIG DEAL.

IT WILL BE PROBABLY ABOUT $85,000 OR SO OUT OF OUR POCKET.

BUT NOTHING NEW TO THE COST OF WHAT IT WHAT WOULD OTHERWISE

BEEN. >> M. GREESON: I WANTED TO HIGHLIGHT THAT TO MAKE SURE YOU WERE AWARE AND WE MAY HAVE TO EXPEND RESOURCES. AND ALSO TO GIVE A COMPLIMENT TO ASSIST US WITH A MORE COMPLEX ENDEAVOR THAN ANTICIPATED.

THANK YOU, MR. WHITED. I WANT TO HIGHLIGHT A COUPLE OF PROMOTIONS. CHRIS CRAIG, YOU HEARD TALK ABOUT THE -- ON THESE MEETINGS ABOUT COVID-19, IS NO LONGER CAPTAIN CRAIG, IT'S ASSISTANT CHIEF CRAIG.

WE PROMOTED HIM IN THE FIRE DIVISION.

AND THEN REPLACING HIM AS A CAPTAIN IS MARK LUNDY.

TWO LONG-TIME EMPLOYEES OF OURS THAT WE WON'T NECESSARILY HAVE THE COMMUNITY TO SWEAR IN LIKE WE NORMALLY DO IN THE COUNCIL CHAMBERS. BUT IF YOU HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO INTERACT WITH ASSISTANT CHIEF CRAIG OR CAPTAIN LUNDY, CONGRATULATE THEM. ONE OF THE THINGS YOU MAY NOT KNOW JOBS OHIO THROUGH ONE COLUMBUS GAVE US ABOUT 90 BOXES OF PPE. AND THE GOAL OF THAT WAS TO GET IT TO BUSINESSES THAT NEED IT. 90 BOXES OF PPE WERE DELIVERED TO VARIOUS SMALL BUSINESSES IN OUR COMMUNITY.

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BY MR. MCCORKLE. OUR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT MANAGER WAS MAKING SURE THAT THE SMALL BUSINESSES THAT HE IS SUPPORTING NOT ONLY THROUGH REBOOT BUT WERE SUPPORTED THROUGH OTHER MEANS AS WELL BUT GETTING ACCESS TO MORE PPE.

AND MS. KOWALCZYK HIGHLIGHTED WE WERE PLEASED TO HELP FACILITATE CONVERSATIONS WITH WORTHINGTON INDUSTRIES THAT LED TO THE FARMERS MARKET HAVING ANOTHER PARKING LOT TO OPERATE OUT OF.

AND WE'RE EXCITED TO SEE THAT HAPPENING.

I WANT TO COMPLIMENT DURING HE RECESS, THE PARKS AND REC STAFF WORKED DILIGENTLY ON A NUMBER OF FRONTS.

THEY WORKED CLOSELY WITH THE WORTHINGTON YOUTH BOOSTERS TO PROVIDE FIELDS FOR SUMMER BASEBALL AND FIELD HOCKEY AND BASICALLY A -- BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL.

WE ALSO HAVE FOR AT LEAST A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME, THE POOLS OPEN UNTIL THE PIPE PROJECT RESUMES.

YOU ARE SEEING LAP PROGRAMMING, LAP SWIMMING, WATER AEROBICS AND OTHER PROGRAMMING. THANK YOU, FOR THE COMPLIMENTS ABOUT THE CEREMONY FOR PATRIOTS DAY.

I WANT TO SPECIFICALLY THANK THE LEGION AND THEIR VOLUNTEERS, MELISSA HINEMAN, JULIE AND SUZIE PLANTEN ON THE STAFF WORKED HARD TO MAKE SURE THEY WENT WELL. THEY MET WITH THE AMERICAN LEGION, PUT THE PROGRAM TOGETHER USING SOCIAL MEDIA.

ANNE BROWN RECORDED AND GOT IT OUT AND PULLED TOGETHER A TEAM OF STAFF AND VOLUNTEERS THAT PUT THE 3,000 PLUS FLAGS ON THE VILLAGE GREEN. SO WE'RE APPRECIATIVE OF THE HARD WORK OF OUR PARKS AND REC STAFF.

ONE THING YOU OUGHT TO KNOW IS OUR BIKE AND PEDESTRIAN ADVISORY BOARD IS ALSO, AND MS. DOROTHY MAYBE FAMILIAR WITH THIS.

THEY ARE FORMING A WORKING GROUP TO CREATE AN ACTIVITY THIS FALL THAT WILL EDUCATE AND ENCOURAGE RESIDENTS ABOUT SAFE BIKING AND WALKING IN THE COMMUNITY. AND I THINK THEY ARE TARGETING A SUNDAY IN EARLY OCTOBER FOR THAT PROGRAM.

LASTLY, WE HAVE RECEIVED ANNOUNCEMENTS THAT SENIOR CENTERS CAN REOPEN LATER THIS MONTH.

AND WE ARE REVIEWING THE OHIO DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH GUIDELINES TO ASCERTAIN HOW WE COMPLY WITH THOSE, WHEN WE CAN APPROPRIATELY DO THAT, AND WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO APPROACH OUR GRISWOLD SENIOR CENTER IN LIGHT OF THE MANY STAFFING CHANGES WE'VE MADE IN PARKS AND REC RECENTLY. AND I ALMOST SAID LASTLY, AND YOU WISH IT WAS BUT I WANTED TO NOTE WE GOT OUR APPLICATION AND LETTER IN FOR AARP NETWORK OF AGE-FRIENDLY COMMUNITIES DESIGNATION. THAT MEANS WE'RE COMMITTING TO FORMING A COMMITTEE OF PARTNERS AND STAKEHOLDERS TO PURSUE THE AGE-FRIENDLY DESIGNATION AND PLAN OVER A ERIOD OF TIME.

AND SO WE MAY BE TALKING, WE'RE GOING TO DO SOME PLANNING INTERNALLY AND ALKING TO YOU ABOUT MAYBE MORE FORMALLY ESTABLISHING THAT COMMITTEE AND GETTING THAT WORK GOING.

BUT WE SUBMITTED THE REQUIRED LETTER THAT COMMITTED TO DOING THAT OVER THE COMING YEAR. AND AS YOU KNOW, OUR PLANNING AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT STAFF HAS BEEN WORKING DILIGENTTLY BECAUSE WE'VE RECEIVED BOTH AN APPLICATION FOR A CHANGE IN THE WORTHINGTON GATEWAY PROJECT, THE FORMER HOLIDAY INN SITE AS WELL AS PROPOSALS FOR REDEVELOPMENT OF SIGNIFICANT PORTIONS OF THE SHOPS AT WORTHINGTON PLACE. THOSE ARE THE NON-COVID HIGHLIGHTS, IF YOU WILL, THAT I WANTED TO SHARE WITH YOU.

AND SOME EMPTIES OF SOME OF THE WORKS OF OUR -- COMPLIMENTS OF THE WORK IN OUR DIVISION. GLAD TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS.

I KNOW THE STAFF WOULD BE PREPARED TO DO THAT AS WELL.

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

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: WE WANT TO THANK YOU AND THE STAFF FOR THE HARD WORK YOU DO. I MEAN, IT SEEMED LIKE IT WAS

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ONLY A MONTH BUT IT FEELS LIKE YOUR STAFF DID SIGNIFICANTLY MORE THAN A MONTH' WORTH OF WORTH WHILE WE WERE ON OUR

SCHEDULED TIME OFF. >> M. GREESON: WE WERE RUNNING

HARD. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: WE CAN TELL. THANK YOU SO MUCH.

AND THANK THE STAFF. >> D. ROBINSON: MADAM CHAIR, ONE SPECIFIC QUESTION PLEASE. MR. GREESON, HAVE WE RECEIVED AN ACTUAL PROPOSAL FOR THE FORMER HOLIDAY INN SITE?

>> M. GREESON: NO. THEY -- THANK YOU FOR CORRECTING. AND MR. BROWN IS ON THE LINE.

I THANK YOU. THAT GIVES ME AN OPPORTUNITY TO CORRECT MY STATEMENT. I BELIEVE THEY ASKED TO BE ON THE AGENDA WITH A CONCEPT THEY WANTED TO SHARE WITH ARB/MPC AND RECEIVE FEEDBACK BEFORE THEY FINALIZED ANY DESIGN.

THEY MAY HAVE HAD TO MAKE AN APPLICATION TO GET ON THE AGENDA BUT NOT NECESSARILY A FINAL SUBMITTAL.

MR. BROWN, ARE YOU ON THE LINE THAT YOU COULD CLARIFY THAT?

>> SURE. THE ONE THING I WOULD ADD, THEY PLANNED TO COME BACK TENTATIVELY IN OCTOBER WITH THE COMMENTS AND SUGGESTIONS THEY HEARD FROM THE COMMUNITY AND FROM THE BOARD AND COMMISSION MEMBERS TO MOVE IT FORWARD.

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

>> B. KOWALCZYK: JUST A COMMENT. I CAN'T HELP BUT PIPE IN AND SAY THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR GETTING THE AGE-FRIENDLY APPLICATION SUBMITTED. I'M EXCITED TO HOPEFULLY BE ABLE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE FUTURE DISCUSSIONS AND PLANNING.

AND JUST THAT I KNOW I SPEAK FOR EVERYONE, JUST SAY HOW MUCH WE APPRECIATE EVERYTHING YOU DO BEHIND THE SCENES, THINGS WE DON'T KNOW THAT HAPPEN EVERYTHING MONTH.

WE -- EVERY MONTH. WE TAKE IT FOR GRANTED. THAT'S A TESTAMENT TO HOW WELL YOU ALL WORK FOR US.

WE REALLY, AS A RESIDENT OF THIS COMMUNITY, I REALLY, REALLY APPRECIATE IT. AND I KNOW THAT EVERYONE IN THE COMMUNITY DOES. JUST THANK YOU.

THANK YOU EVERYONE WHO IS WATCHING ON STAFF, HOPEFULLY YOU

ARE. >> M. GREESON: THANK YOU.

WE HAVE A GREAT TEAM. THE ONE THING I DIDN'T

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HIGHLIGHTED BECAUSE I DID LAST WEEK, THE NORTHWEST CENTER TRANSITION. MS. KOWALCZYK, I APPRECIATE THAT. AND WE APPRECIATE THE SUPPORT OF COUNCIL. THIS IS A GOOD TEAM.

AND THEY WORKED HARD IN AUGUST. AND WE'RE GETTING A LOT DONE

BEHIND THE SCENES. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: OKAY.

ANYBODY ELSE HAVE ANY COMMENTS OR QUESTIONS? MR. GREESON, ANYTHING ELSE YOU WANT TO BRING UP BEFORE WE GO TO

EXECUTIVE SESSION? >> M. GREESON: NO, MA'AM.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: OKAY. LET'S SEE.

MS. DOROTHY MOVES BE GO INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION.

SECONDED BY MR. SMITH FOR THE PURPOSE OF COMPENSATION OF PERSONNEL. MS. THRESS, CAN YOU PLEASE CALL THE ROLL ONGOING INTO EXECUTIVE

* This transcript was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.