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-- ONLINE? >> YES MA'AM.

[1. Call to Order]

>> OKAY. I WOULD LIKE TO CALL THE WORTHINGTON CITY COUNCIL MEETING TO ORDER.

CAN YOU PLEASE CALL THE ROLL.

[4. Community Visioning Report]

BEFORE THE FIRST PRESENTATION. >> MR. GREISEN I'M GOING TO TURN IT OVER TO YOU TO INTRODUCE OUR COMMITTEE.

I WANT TO THANK THE VISIONING COMMITTEE FOR YOUR TIME AND EFFORT TO OUR CITY. WE CAN'T THINK ENOUGH, WE APPRECIATE ALL THAT YOU'VE DONE AND WE'RE LOOKING SO FORWARD TO HEARING THE RESULTS. WITH THAT MR. GREISEN, I'LL TURN

IT OVER TO YOU. >> I TOLD THE MEMBERS OF COUNCIL, WE OWE A DEBT OF GRATITUDE WHEN ARE ON THIS

EVENING AND SPENT THE LAST YEAR. >> OVER THE LAST 13 MONTHS

WE -- >> JOHN MALACHI,

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AND GRAHAM WOODS. EACH OF US GLADLY VOLUNTEERED OUR TIME FOR THE GOOD OF THE COMMUNITY.

WE GAVE DIFFER TALENTS AND WE GAVE THIS TO THE PROCESS.

WE COMMEND COUNCIL FOR PLAYING A SM] WELL WORTH THE RIGHT EVEN THOUGH IT TOOK HOURS.

WHEN WE TALK TO ALL OF THE PEOPLE WITH OUR OATH REACH, THIS IS A VERY YOU AND LET'S LOOK AT THIS COMMUNITY AWARENESS EFFORTS.

>> WONDERFUL. WELL, THANK YOU GENTLEMEN, AND THANK YOU TO THE IT IS AN HONOR. I'LL GO THROUGH THE NEXT THREE SLIDES I'LL GO THROUGH A PROCESS.

WHAT WE DID IT BUILD COMMUNITY AWARENESS AND THE OPPORTUNITIES PROVIDING THE COMMUNITY TO ENGAGE AND ULTIMATELY WHAT WAS IT THAT -- THAT LET US KNOW TO THE WAYS THAT WERE PRESENTED TODAY.

WE HAVE FOCUS GROUPS AS WELL AS THE PUBLIC SURVEY.

AND -- AND FOR THE MEDIA AND YOU'RE ASSOCIATED WITH IT NONE OF US WORKING MEDIA ADS OVER THE LAST SIX MONTH.

THIS IS TO DRIVE THE COMMUNITY TO ENGAGE.

THIS WAS GETTING FOLKS TO ENGAGE IN THE PROCESS.

WE WANT PEOPLE TO TELL US WHAT THEY LIKE TO SEE SAVED.

OVER THE NEXT FEW SLIDES IS A HIGH LEVEL VIEW OF THE PROCESS.

FOLKS THAT APPLIED TO BE ON THE DIVISIONING COMMITTEE.

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WE HAVE HAD DISCUSSIONS WITH PCP AWARDS GROUP AND THE WILMINGTON MEANS CLUB. WE CREATED A PLATFORM, A GOAL FROM THE START THAT ENABLED PEOPLE TO HAVE IS A PLACE ANY MOMENT IN TIME THEY WOULD ACT WITH THE VISIONING PROCESS.

IT IS WHERE WE WOULD TAKE FROM THE COMMUNITY AND FIGHT BACK AND BACK TO THE COMMUNITY AND GET FEEDBACK AND START DISCUSSIONS.

ONE OF THE THINGS ABOUT THE COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT WE UNDERTOOK. WE MADE IT LIKE A VIRTUAL SETTING. WE HAD 72 LENSES AND VIRTUAL STICKY NOTES AROUND THE COMPUTER SCREEN.

WE HAVE HAD WE USE FOCUS GROUPS TO GUIDE INTO CONFLICTS PENDING DEMOGRAPHICS AND INCLUSION AND DIVERSITY.

LASTLY, AND THIS IS THE OTHER THING THAT WAS AUGMENTED BY THE CAMPAIGN WAS PURPOSE SURVEYS AND STUDENT SURVEY.

FOR THIS WAS AN OPPORTUNITY TO AUD AUDIO].

ROBINSON, FIRST OF ALL THANK YOU FOR YOUR INCREDIBLE EFFORT.

I SAID THIS TO JILL AND HAVEN'T HAD A CHANCE TO SAY IT TO YOU AS WELL. JUST IN TERMS OF YOUR HOURS.

THANK YOU. QUESTION ABOUT -- ABOUT MAYBE THIS IS PREMATURE, BUT THE QUESTION ABOUT THE -- ABOUT THE VISION STATEMENTS, COULD YOU TALK ABOUT HE DRAFTING OF THOSE AND WHAT APPEARS TO BE AN IMPORTANT DECISION YOU MADE.

STATEMENTS THAT WERE -- WERE AMENABLE FOR AGREEMENT AMONG FOLKS INSTEAD OF -- OF DEFINING THE VISION STATEMENTS.

IT IS REALLY -- IT IS REALLY WHERE DO WE SEE CONSENSUS OF WHERE PEOPLE ASPIRE TO IN THE FUTURE.

THIS WAS UNDERSTANDING, AND WE WERE CONSTANTLY RETESTING THAT.

ONE THING I THOUGHT -- I PROCESSED THAT, THAT REALLY STANDS OUT, THAT IN THESE LAST COUPLE OF MONTHS IT WAS -- IT WAS REALLY COMMON PLACE WITHIN OUR DISCUSSION TO SAY, DID WE ACTUALLY DID YOU HEAR THAT FROM THE COMMUNITY OR ANOTHER WAY? SO WE -- WE THOUGHT WE WERE COMFORTABLE TESTING EACH EACH OTHER. ANYTIME YOU GET 13 COOKS IN THE KITCHEN WORKING VIRTUALLY, ASSUMING A DOCUMENT WITH PEOPLE WITH DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVES ON ANYTHING, IT BECAME AN AMAZING PROCESS WHERE E PROVIDED THAT INTERNAL DIALOGUE AND REFINING AND WE CLARIFY WHAT IT WAS WE HEARD FROM THE COMMUNITY.

WE WANT TO HEAR FROM THE COMMUNITY IS WHY WE THINK

>> WONE THING ON THE SIDE. WE

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DEMOGRAPHICS OF PARTICIPATION. BUT WE WERE INTENTIONAL ABOUT WE -- WE -- IN ORDER FOR THIS TO WORK DO WE NEED AN INCHEWSIVE REPRESENTATIVE. I THINK THE DATA BEARS THAT OUT.

>> THIS IS PETE BOOKER. I WANT TO AMPLIFY THE HARD WORK YOU DID. THIS IS THE VIRTUAL WORLD AND COVID MIGHT ALTER SOME PROCESS THAT WAS ORIGINALLY SET UP BEFORE. AND EVERYTHING IS TENDING TO GO THAT DIRECTION. I THINK YOU DID A TREMENDOUS JOB TO CONTINUE THAT BROAD OUTREACH TO THE COMMUNITY FOR THIS SEVERAL. THANK YOU FOR BEING ABLE TO

ADAPT AND KEEP THINGS GOING. >> ANY OTHER QUESTIONS? HEARING NONE, WE'RE GOING TO HAVE YOU CONTINUE.

WE WANT TO HEAR. OKAY.

WITH NO FURTHER ADIEU, WE HAVE EIGHT VISIONS, FOUR TO SIX IF THE STATEMENT AND THOSE RE THE ACTION ITEMS. THIS IS ARTICULATION OF WHAT THE COMMUNITY HAS FOR THE FUTURE.

AND THIS IS -- THIS IS SOMETHING THAT -- THAT -- IT IS WHAT WE THINK THEY'RE ESSENTIAL TO I - THE OTHER COOL THING ABOUT THIS PROCESS IS THEY ENGAGE THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE AND YOU TRY TO MAKE A VISION COME TO REALITY.

WE THOUGHT A COOL THINGS WE COULD DO IS CAPTURE THE PROCESS.

THEY'RE OBVIOUSLY IN AN ACTIONABLE WAY AND NOT DIVISION THEMSELVES BUT THINGS WE MAY LOOK TO DOWN THE ROAD AND MAKE THIS COME IT LIFE. IN THE NEXT SLIDES, JUST A REMINDER, ALL OF THE GREAT IDEAS WE HEARD, WE CAPTURED THEM.

THAT WILL TAKE T BACK OVER TO JOE TO START TALKING ABOUT OUR VISIONS. THANK YOU.

>> THANKS AUSTIN AFTER REWORKING THIS IS THE TEAM'S OVERARCHING STATEMENT. I THINK WHAT YOU'RE GOING TO SEE IS WHAT WE HEARD FROM THE COMMUNITY IS WHAT THEY WANT TO BE IN FIVE, TEN, 20 YEARS OWN THE ROAD AND EVEN THOUGH OME OF THESE PORTIONS ARE HAPPENING UP IN WORTHINGTON, THEY'RE NOT HAPPENING. WORTHINGTON IS A VIBRANT COMMUNITY AND RADITION MEETS TOMORROW.

IT IS A COMMUNITY THAT WELLS US ALL AND THIS IS THE MOST NOTABLE AND MEMORABLE COMMUNITIES. AT THIS POINT, LET'S START WITH THESE STATEMENTS AND I'LL HAND IT OFF TO YOU.

>> HIGH GOOD, EVENING. I'VE BEEN READING YOU THE VISION STATEMENTS AND GIVE YOU A MINUTE TO RIGHTY T

TO SEE THIS. >> THIS IS GENDER EXPRESSION, ABILITIES, INCOME, RELIGION AND POLITICS.

WE'RE COMMITTED TO SYSTEMSES, PROCESSES, RESURFACE AND ACTIVELY WORK WITH THOSE THAT CREATE BARRIERS WITHIN THE COMMUNITY. AND THIS STRENGTHENS THE SOCIAL FABRIC OF WORTHINGTON AS WE BUILD RELATIONSHIPS AND CARE FOR ONE ANOTHER. SO A LITTLE BIT OF NOTES FOR YOU AS WE FINISH UPLOADING THOSE PRINCIPLES.

ONCE WE GOT THE DECISION AND WE -- WE -- WE WERE BACK ON OUR SAY VEY, THIS WAS WELL RECEIVED. 70 PERCENT RESPONDENTS AGREE WITH THIS, OVERALL, FOLKS ASK THIS FEE IS MORE INSPIRATIONAL AND LESS VAGUE. WORTHINGTON IS WELCOMING TO ALL

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AND WE THANK THAT BASED ON THE FEEDBACK THAT WE RECEIVED THROUGH THE PROCESS. LOTS OF GOOD IDEAS FOR THE ACTION ITEMS. JUST TO NOTE THE MAJORITY OF THOSE THAT DISAGREE AND - DES AG -- DISAGREE WASN'T HAPPENED TO BE.

AGREED OVERALL THIS IS WHERE WE WANTED TO GO.

>> REMEMBER TO SHARE WITH YOU, THE SECOND VISION IS FOR THE VIBRANCY OF DOWNTOWN. JUST A QUICK LOOK AT -- AT THE VISION AND PRINCIPLE, THERE'S A QUOTE THAT SAYS YOU CAN TELL ME WHAT YOU BELIEVE OR YOU CAN SHOW ME YOU DO AND I'LL TELL YOU WHAT YOU BELIEVE. I THINK THAT MIGHT BE ONE WAY O LOOK AT THIS. SO THE VISION -- IS WHAT WE BELIEVE. THE HEART OF WORTHINGTON IS A FRIENDLY DISTRICT AND IT ATACTS VISITORS AND BRINGS OUR COMMUNITY TOGETHER. DOWNTOWN WORTHINGTON IS WHERE OUR PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE ARE LINKED AND SERVES AS CELEBRATION, A NICHE OF UNIQUE AND LOCAL BUSINESSES AND A HUB OF WORTHINGTON'S OTHER BUSINESS DISTRICTS AND COMMUNITY ASSETS.

OR WORTHINGTON'S HISTORIC CHARACTER IS PARAMOUNT TO OUR IDENTITY. AND I GIVE YOU A MOMENT TO TAKE A LOOK AT THE PRINCIPLES THAT WE'RE SHARING.

WHICH VISIONS DEVELOP AFTER PUBLIC FEEDBACK.

WE FOUND THAT PEOPLE FEEL DOWNTOWN IS OUR GEM.

IT IS OUR LIVING ROOM, AND OUR GATHERING ROOM.

WE PRESERVE AND CONNECT IT TO OTHER AREAS OF THE COMMUNITY.

>> HI, THERE, I'M BOB MOTLEY, AND I LIKE TO PRESENT OUR NEXT VISION STATEMENT. WORTHINGTON IS CONNECTED.

TREATING EMBERS APPRECIATE A WALK IN THE NEIGHBORHOODS, BIKING ROUND TOWN AND THE EVE OF WHICH THEY CAN TRAVEL TO WORK AND OTHER DESTINATIONS AROUND CENTRAL OHIO.

OUR TRANSPORTATION INFRASTRUCTURE, SIDEWALKS, BIKEWAYS AND STREETS AND HIGHWAYS CONNECTS US TO EACH OTHER AND THE REGION. WE ALSO ARE CONNECTED THROUGH INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGY AND EDUCATIONAL BUSINESSES TO ALL RESIDENTS. WE RECOGNIZE THE IMPORTANCE OF ADOPTING MODES OF TRANSPORTATION AND VISUAL TECHNOLOGY ALL LIMITED BARRIERS TO ACCESS. AS WITH THE OTHERS, I GIVE YOU A FEW MOMENTS TO READ THROUGH THE PRINCIPALS WHILE I MAKE COMMENTS HERE. WHEN WE -- WE SURFACE ABOUT 68 PERCENT OF RESPONDENTS INDICATED THEY AGREED WITH THESE PRINCIPALS. THERE WAS A LOT OF POSITIVE COMMENTS ON THIS. THERE WERE DISAGREEMENTS WITH SIDEWALKS. THEY LIKE O HAVE SIDEWALKS FROM HERE TO THERE AND A LOT OF SIDEWALKS WHERE THERE AREN'T ANY NOW. THE PEOPLE JUST AGREED WITH THAT, THEY AT ANY TIME WANT TO -- THEY DIDN'T WANT TO SHARE THE COST OF IT AND THEY DIDN'T WANT TO SEE THE CHANGES IN TREES OR THE LAYOUT OF THEIR FRONT YARDS TO PROVIDE SIDEWALKS FOR THE ARTS. THAT WAS AN AREA OF DISAGREE.

THERE WAS A LOT OF ACTION ITEMS UNDER THIS FROM THE SPECIFIC COMMENTS THAT PEOPLE MADE ABOUT THINGS THEY WANT TO SAY, INCLUDING IMPROVEMENTS TO PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION AND ALSO IMPROVING OUR STOPS AND SHELT RES ERS FOR OUR PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION.

THE QUALITY OF OUR SHELTERS AND BUS STOPS NEED TO IMPROVE AS PART OF THE OVERALL EFFORT FOR THE OVERALL TRANSPORTATION.

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>> HI, THIS IS CINDY FINLEY. I'M HERE TO TALK TO YOU ABOUT THIS VISION 1-2, IT IS A MODEL IF ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP.

THIS IS A DEDICATED STEWARD OF ITS LAND AIR AND WATERWAYS.

THE PARKS, PATH, WOODS, GREEN SPACES AND OUTDOOR RECREATION THROUGHOUT OUR COMMUNITY CREATE A LIFE-TIME OF MEMORABLE EXPERIENCES. OUR DEDICATION TO PRESERVING THE NATURAL ENVIRONMENT IS ROOTED IN OUR DESIRE TO LIVE SUSTAINABLE AND HEALTHY LIVES. MATURE TREES AND NATIVE VEGETATION. THIS WAS ANOTHER ONE WHERE WE HAD LOT OF AGREEMENT WITH THE COMMUNITY, ABOUT 74 PERCENT OF THE RESPONDENTS FOR OUR SURVEYS AGREE WITH THIS PARTICULAR VISION ND THE PRINCIPLES BEHIND IT.

THEY FELT THE CITY WAS DOING A GOOD JOB HERE.

NOT MEANING EOPLE DISAGREED WITH MUCH IN THE WAY OF THE IDEAS EXCEPT THOSE THAT DID FEEL THE GREEN SPACE IN THE CITY WAS DISAPPEARING. ACTION ITEMS, THERE'S A BUNCH OF THEM. THEY'RE -- I ENCOURAGE YOU TO READ THROUGH THE ACTION ITEMS THAT WILL COME BACK ON THE PORT REGARDING THIS PARTICULAR VISION, MAY INCLUDE RECYCLING CANS AND TRANSCANS IN PUBLIC SPACES AND EXAMINING THE ZONING CODE TO MAKE PRACTICES EASIER. THOSE ARE LOTS OF GOOD IDEAS WE

GOT FROM THE COMMUNITY ON THIS. >> MY NAME IS GRAHAM WOOD.

WORTHINGTON OFFERS A HIGH QUALITY OF LIFE.

WE'RE COMMITTED TO HOUSING AND AMENITIES AND SERVICES FOR ALL RESIDENTS. A STABLE AND DIVERSE MARKET MAKES IT OSSIBLE FOR RESIDENTS TO LIVE FULL LIVES HERE.

ACTIVELY PARTICIPATING AND CONTRIBUTING TO THE WELL-BEING OF THE COMMUNITY. OUR STRONG SCHOOLS, EXCELLENT CITY SERVICES, AND UNIQUE CULTURAL AND RECREATIONAL OPERATIONS MAKE WORTHINGTON THE MOST DESIRABLE CITY IN OHIO.

ABOUT 63 PERCENT OF SURVEY RESPONDENTS AGREED WITH THIS VISION AND THE PRINCIPLES. AND MANY -- MANY DISAGREED MUCH LIKE LAURA'S FIRST STATEMENT THAT SHE READ, HOW CAN IT HAPPEN IN THE FUTURE IF IT IS NOT HAPPENING RIGHT NOW? AND SOME OF THE OTHER FEEDBACK THEY HAD WAS THAT -- REALLY WITH THE WORDING OF THE VISION, THIS FINAL WORDING IS REWORKED TO PROVIDE A LITTLE MORE VISIONARY ASK FOR.IRING LANGUAGE THAT THE- SOME OF THE ACTION ITEMS THAT YOU'LL SEE INCLUDE DEVELOPMENT THAT IS HAPPENING IN WORTHINGTON AND INCREASING OFFERINGS FOR HOUSING FOR ALL I THINK NEXT UP IS KATIE.

>> I'M KATIE. I LIKE TO WALK YOU THROUGH THE VISION ABOUT WHAT -- ABOUT WHAT OUR CHI OUR ECONOMY. INFRASTRUCTURE THAT NHANCE EACH OTHER. THE THOROUGHFARE AND THE BUSINESS AND RETAIL AND RESIDENTIAL AND ENTERTAINMENT OPTIONS ACCOMPANIES THE VIBRANCY AND CHARACTER OF THE HISTORIC DOWNTOWN. WHETHER THAT'S BUSINESS DISTRICTS FROM ROAD TO ROAD ADD3 TO THE ECONOMIC PROSPERITY AND STABILITY OF THE CITY. MANY LIVE AND WORK HERE AS THE EMPLOYERS ARE ATTRACTED TO THE UNIQUE CITY.

A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THIS. SO -- SO THE VISION AND REBUILD THE PRINCIPLES YOU HAVE HERE. THIS HAD 63 PERCENT OF RESPONDENTS WITH THIS VISION. FORWARD THINKING BUT IT REFERENCED HISTORY AND HAD THAT FORWARD THINKING ASPECT, BUT AFTER LAST TIME, WHERE WE GOT THE MAJORITY OF THE DISAGREEMENT, PEOPLE HAD A HARD TIME SEEING HOW THINGS COULD HAPPEN IN THE FUTURE TODAY.E IT WAS DIFFERENT THAN - THEY WERE KIND OF HAVING TROUBLE SEEING THIS FUTURE VISION VERSUS

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SOMETHING THAT -- THAT WE SEE TODAY.

THIS WAS ALSO SOME MIXED PERSPECTIVES HERE AROUND -- AROUND THE NEED FOR VARIETY OF BUSINESSES, GOODS AND SERVICES.

SOME PEOPLE DIDN'T THINK WE NEEDED MORE VARIETY AND OTHERS SAID WE HAD WAY TO MANY HOTELS AND OFFICERS AND NOT ENOUGH GREEN SPACE. THE KEY ACTION ITEM HERE IS THAT WORTHINGTON, REALLY THE VISION OF AN UPDATED HIGH STREET THAT IS CONNECTED DOWNTOWN TO THE OTHER COMMERCIAL IN THE STATE.

JOHN HAS HE NEXT ONE. >> THANK YOU.

THIS IS FORWARD THINKING AND COLLABORATIVE.

CITIZENS PARTICIPATE AND CONTRIBUTE.

THEY CAREFULLY CONSIDER DIVERSE POINTS OF VIEW.

THEY MOVE OUR COMMUNITY FORWARD. WE SET THE PACE FOR COMMUNITIES LIKE OURS AND OUR GOVERNMENT IS KNOWN FOR LISTENING TO AND RESPONDING TO THE VOICES OF ITS CITIZENS.

TAKE A MOMENT TO LOOK AT THOSE POINTS.

IF THERE'S A THEME THAT DEVELOPED OVER THESE IT IS THAT 68 PERCENT OF THE RESPONDENTS AGREED WITH THIS.

MANY COMMENTS INDICATE THEY DO NOT BELIEVE THAT THE CITY IS HERE YET. THERE'S MUCH WORK TO BE DONE.

THIS WAS AN ASPIRATIONAL VISION. AGAIN, THE BIGGEST DOWNSIDE WAS THERE WAS A COMMON THEME THAT IT WAS NOT BEING DONE NOW.

ONE OF THE ACTION ITEMS HERE CHU WORKING GROUPS, ROUNDTABLES AND MOVING VISIONS FORWARD AND HIS WAS AN IDEAL PLACE TO GO FOR INFORMATION AND FIND THE TOOLS TO GET THINGS DONE.

OVERALL WE HEARD CONSISTENTLY THE NEED FOR THIS BODY TO HELP

MOVE THESE FORWARD. >> ANY QUESTIONS FROM COUNCIL MEMBERS. I WANTED TO THANK YOU FOR THE WONDERFUL PRESENTATION. THOSE ARE GREAT PRINCIPLES.

ONLY QUESTION I'M GOING TO ASK, IF THERE'S A CONFLICT BETWEEN TWO PRINCIPLES, FOR EXAMPLE, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND HISTORIC PRESERVATION OR HISTORIC PRESERVATION AND SUSTAINABILITY. ANY SUGGESTIONS ON HOW COUNCIL

SHOULD LOOK AT BALANCING THOSE >> OKAY.

I WOULD OFFER ONE THOUGHT. I THINK ONE OF THE THINGS THAT WE HEARD IS THAT -- THATTER 0 I THINK THIS PAGE REFLECTS OUR COMMUNITY AND -- AND IT REFLECTS THE MAJORITY OF THE COMMUNITY.

I THINK PEOPLE KNOW TRADEOFFS, WE CAN'T HAVE OUR CAKE AND EAT IT TOO. THERE'S GOING TO BE A FEW THAT SEE CHANGE IN ORDER FOR US TO MAKE PROGRESS.

AND I THINK THIS IS -- I THINK THAT'S WHERE -- WHERE WE HEARD FROM THE COMMUNITY AT LARGE IS PEOPLE WANT TO SEE PROGRESS BEING MADE. THEY WANT TO HAVE A CONVERSATION. LET'S USE THESE TO MEASURE WHAT WE'RE DOING AND WHY. WE KNOW THERE'S GOING TO BE A ROUGH START BUT LET'S MOVE FORWARD.

>> I HEAR WHAT YOU'RE SAYING. AND MADAM PRESIDENT, I THINK WHAT THIS WILL DO IS ET A BASELINE FOR CONVERSATION.

I THINK IT WILL OPEN UP THE OPPORTUNITY FOR PERHAPS MORE VISIONS TO BE HEARD. THIS IS JUST BASICALLY A PLATFORM TO BUILD UPON HOW DO WE CONTINUE TO BUILD OUR COMMUNITY.

LIKE WE SAY, DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVES.

THAT'S WHAT IS THIS COMMUNITY. WE HAVE DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVES

THAT COME ABOUT EVERY DAY. >> OKAY.

ANY OTHER QUESTIONS? >> WELL I HAD A COMMENT.

FIRST OF ALL, AS EVERYONE HAS SAID, THANK YOU SO MUCH.

I KNOW THIS WAS A TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF WORK.

I'M IMPRESSED WITH THE RESULTS. I THINK THESE -- BASED ON MY EXPERIENCE AND LIVING HERE REFLECT WHAT I HEARD AND -- AND MY EXPERIENCES SO I THINK YOU'VE DONE A FANTASTIC JOB.

I ALSO WANT TO POINT OUT THAT I THINK MANY OF THESE VISION STATEMENTS REFLECT WHAT IT MEANS TO LIVE IN A FARMING COMMUNITY.

I FEEL VALIDATED A BIT. I FEEL LIKE THERE'S A LOT OF RECOMMENDATION THAT IS COULD MOVE US FORWARD ON THAT

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INITIATIVE AS WELL. I REALLY APPRECIATE THE WORK YOU'VE DONE. I THINK THESE ARE VERY HELPFUL.

WHEN YOU THINK ABOUT THINGS -- THEY'RE NOT IN CONFLICT THAT PEOPLE WANT IT ALL, AND IT IS CLEAR IN THE COMMUNE PARITY WE THE BEST FOR THE COMMUNITY. WE SEE THESE NING'S MOVING FORWARD. IT IS OUR JOB TO FIGURE OUT THAT BALANCE. I AGREE WITH THAT, THAT STATEMENT. THANK YU.

>> YOU'RE WELCOME AND ONE LAST COMMENT AND WE COULD MOVE ON. THERE ARE THE ACTION STEPS THAT ARE GOING TO BE AN APEND DIX. AND PAUL HARVEY WOULD SAY THE REST OF THE STORY. I THINK WOULD WOULD BE INTERESTING MYSELF IN THIS. WHAT IS NEXT, PLEASE.

>> THAT'S GREAT, THE STEP SLIDES THAT ARE ON THE SCREEN RIGHT NOW. I GOT TO SAY WITH THESE, THE FINAL STEPS, HAS BEEN WITH THE COVID SITUATION, BECAUSE WE'RE GOING TO KEEP THINGS ONLINE INSTEAD OF IN PERSON.

SO -- THERE'S GOING TO BE -- WE'RE GOING TO POST THESE VISION STATEMENTS AND PRINCIPLES THAT WE JUST SHOWED THIS EVENING TO THE VISION WORTHINGTON WEBSITE TOMORROW.

WE'RE WORKING TO FINALIZE THE REPORT.

WE'RE WORKING HARD WITH ANN AND COMPANYING WITH THE CITY TO PUT TOGETHER A VIDEO ALONG WITH OUR FINALIZED REPORT AND THEN WE WILL POST THAT REPORT IN DECEMBER.

THAT'S WHERE THIS IS GOING TO TAKE US.

TO ME, THE COMMUNITY WILL BE ABLE TO SEE I DID SAY THAT AND THIS WILL BE HELPFUL TO TIE THIS BACK TO EXTRA COMMENTS AND THINGS THAT WERE SAID ALONG THE WAY.

>> PEOPLE ARE NOT TALKING TO ME, PLEASE MUTE, BECAUSE SOMEBODY HAS SOMETHING MAKING NOISE AND IS DISTRACTING.

IF YOU'RE NOT TALKING, PLEASE PUT YOURSELF ON MUTE.

>> LET'S LOOK T SOME WE START TO THINK FORWARD. SO -- WE -- WE ARE CREATING A VISION THAT IS ALL ABOUT CURTAINS AND THE CONCEPT AND FORESIGHT AND FOLLOW THROUGH WITH THAT.

IT WAS BROUGHT UP EARLIER AND WE HEARD THESE COMMENTS, WE THEY'D TO DO SOMETHING. WE NEED TO MOVE FORWARD.

WE NEED O MAKE DECISIONS. REALLY WHEN YOU THINK ABOUT IT, WHAT IS THE POINT OF A VISION IF IT IS IN THE POSSIBLE TO FOLLOW THROUGH. BECAUSE FROM MY VIEW WHEN YOU GET DOWN TO THE MEANING OF THE WORD YOU'LL SEE TO FOLLOW THROUGH WITH IT. IS LET'S CONTINUE TO SEEK INPUT AND LET'S LISTEN TO OTHERS AND LET'S DECIDE ON THE RIGHT DIRECTION AND GO FORWARD WITH CONFIDENCE.

EVERYBODY, YES, WE'RE READY TO FOLLOW THROUGH.

>> I HAVE A QUESTION. >> YES, MR. MYERS.

>> FIRST I WANT TO ECHO THE THANKS -- TO THE COMMITTEE.

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IT -- WHAT A HERCULEAN JOB YOU'VE DONE.

I CERTAINLY APPRECIATE IT. IF YOU KNEW HOW MUCH WEIGHT WE PUT ON YOUR SHOULDERS, EVERY TIME SOMEONE ASKS A QUESTION IN THE LAST 12 MONTHS, WE CAN SAY, WE'RE WAITING ON THE VISIONING COMMITTEE. NOW IT IS BACK ON US THAT YOU'VE DONE YOUR JOB. I'M GOING TO BE CURIOUS TO READ THE ACTION PLAN. I THINK THAT'S WHERE THE MEAT OF THIS IS. ARE WE GOING TO HAVE ANOTHER OPPORTUNITY TO TALK WITH YOU ALL IN CASE WE HAVE CLARIFYING QUESTIONS FROM HERE ON OUT. ONCE WE READ THE REPORT, AT HE'S IN MY MIND, THAT'S WHERE MY QUESTIONS WILL REALLY GOING TO

ARISE. >> AFTER LOOKING AT THE RESOLUTION

THAT YOU MAY HAVE. >> I APPRECIATE THAT.

I THINK -- I'M -- I HOPE I CAN CALL ON YOUR EXPERTISE IN THE FUTURE. I THINK --

>> WE COULD DO ROCK PAPER SCISSORS AND FIGURE IT OUT

TOGETHER. >> LL RIGHT.

I APPRECIATE IT. >> PRESIDENT MICHAEL.

>> YES. >> I THINK THE BEST PRACTICE WOULD BE TO WHEN THE FINAL REPORT IS DONE AND AS IER SAID AT THE VERY BEGINNING PRIOR TO TURNING IT OVER TO MR. SHERMAN WOULD BE TO HAVE A RESOLUTION THAT DOES TWO THINGS.

ONE IS ACCEPT THE REPORT AND TWO IS ACTUALLY ADOPT THE VISION STATEMENTS. OF COURSE THE SLIDE IN FRONT OF US THAT TALKS ABOUT VISION WITHOUT ACTION IS MERELY A DREAM AND SO 2021 SHOULD REALLY BE -- BE DEVOTED TO -- DEVOTED TO TRYING TO PRIORITIZE THE ACTIONS THAT WHAT BEST FULFILL THE VISION. THE FIRST STEP IS ACCEPTING AND ADOPTING AND AS SOON AS WE RECEIVE THE FINAL REPORT, WE'LL PREPARE A RESOLUTION TO THAT EFFECT.

>> SOUNDS GREAT. >> FOR OTHER QUESTIONS COMMENTS OR THOUGHTS? IF YOU DO AFTER TONIGHT, WE NOW HAVE YOUR CONTACT INFORMATION FOR JOE OR AUSTIN.

I WANT TO THANK THE COMMITTEE FOR THE HERCULEAN JOB YOU DID.

WE APPRECIATE YOUR TIME AND EFFORT AND THE LOVE OF THE CITY.

NONE OF YOU WOULD HAVE DONE THIS IF YOU DIDN'T LOVE OUR CITY.

WE CAN'T THANK YOU ENOUGH. >> THANK YOU FOR THE OPPORTUNITY ON BEHALF THE COMMITTEE.

WE REALLY ENJOYED THIS AND LOOK FORWARD TO -- TO -- TO THE WORK NOW STARTS. SO LOOKING FORWARD TO THAT AS

WELL. >> THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

WE LOOK FORWARD TO THE FINAL REPORT AND HAVE A WONDERFUL

EVENING. >> YOU TOO, THANKS.

>> MR. GREISEN, WHY DON'T WE MOVE ON FROM THE BUDGET.

WE STILL HAVE THE PEOPLE -- WE'RE GOING TO PRESENT AND BRING

THEM IN ONE AT TIME? >> NO I BELIEVE EVERYBODY IS ON AT THIS POINT. THEY LISTENED TO THE VISIONING

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COMMITTEE REPORT AS WELL. >> OKAY.

GREAT. LET'S MOVE ON TO THE 2020 OPERATING BUDGET AND THE PRESENTATION FROM THE COMMUNITY GROUPS AND I'LL LET YOU LEAD THAT.

>> THE HIGH QUALITY OF LIFE OF THE CITY OF WORTHING DID NOT THAT WAS DESCRIBED BY OUR VISIONING COMMITTEE AND WE ASPIRE TO IN THE FUTURE DOESN'T HAPPEN BY CITY GOVERNMENT'S ACTIONS ALONE. IT HAPPENS IN COLLABORATION AND PARTNERSHIP WITH A NUMBER OF NOT-FOR-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS THAT OUR COMMUNITY, SEVERAL OF WHICH WE PROVIDE SOME FUNDING TO HELP ACCOMPLISH THEIR PROBLEMATIC ACTIVITIES.

AS WE DO EVERY YEAR, WHAT I WOULD CALL OUR THREE MAJOR PARTNERS NOT-FOR-PROFIT PARTNERS, PRESENT TO YOUR HEIR DOUBLE ET REQUEST. THE WORTHING HISTORICAL SOCIETY AND THE PARTNERSHIP AND THE MCCONNELL ARTS CENTER.

I DON'T KNOW WHO DREW THE SHORT STRAW TO GO FIRST.

ON THE AGENDA THAT THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY IS LIST ARED

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FIRST, SO KATE WITH THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE HISTORICALLY SOCIETY IS WITH US VIRTUALLY AND I'LL TURN IT OVER

TO HER. >> HI, THERE.

THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME. I'M GOING TO TRY TO SHARE MY SCREEN HERE AND HOPEFULLY THIS WORKS.

CAN YOU SEE THAT? CAN YOU HEAR ME?

>> YES. >> SO WE HAVE HAD A BIG YEAR AT THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY AND I WITH EVERYONE IS COMPLETELY UNEXPECTED YEAR WITH LOTS OF CHALLENGES, DEALING WITH COVID.

BUT WE HAVE BEEN ABLE TO CONTINUE TO MOVE FORWARD WITH -- WITH PRESERVATION AND EDUCATION MEASURES AND HAD THE OPPORTUNITY WITH THE BIG SCHEDULE SHAKE-UPS TO DELVE INTO SOME THINGS THAT WE NEVER REALLY HAD A GREAT CHANCE TO WORK ON IN THE RECENT PAST. WE CONTINUED WITH OUR PRESERVATION EFFORTS THAT ARE THREE PROPERTIES, THE OLD RECTORY AND THE JEFFERS MOUND AND THE MOUND THIS YEAR HAD SIGNIFICANT STORM DAMAGE. WE HAD -- WITH HAD EFFORTS TO -- TO -- TO CLEAR TREES. AND RECEDE WHERE THE -- WHERE THE GROUND COVER WAS DAMAGED. AND THEN AT THE OLD RECTORY, WE CONTINUED ON WITH OUR -- WITH OUR EXTERIOR PRESERVATION EFFORTS AND THE 1920S TOWARDS THE REAR REPAINTED THIS YEAR.

OUR BIGGEST EXCITING ACCOMPLISHMENT WAS FINISHING THE BICENTENNIAL PROJECTS. THAT PROJECT SPANNED THREE YEARS AND INVOLVED THE ENTRY AND MOST RECENTLY, REPLACING THE BRICK WALLS WITH THE ONES DOWN. AUGMENTING THE STEPS.

THE RAILINGS THIS WEEK AND LITERALLY PLEASED AND EXCITED ABOUT THAT PROJECT, WHICH RECEIVED QUITE AN OUTPOURING OF SUPPORT BOTH FROM COUNCIL AND OUR COMMUNITY.

SO THERE'S THE FINISHED PRODUCT AT THE ORANGE JOHNSON HOUSE.

FARCE PROGRAMMING AND EDUCATION EFFORTS THIS YEAR, OUR -- OUR DAYS PROJECT WHAT TO QUICKLY TURN AROUND FROM MARCH TO THE BEGINNING OF MAY AND - AND CREATE A VIRTUAL DAY EXPERIENCE FOR WORTHINGTON. THOSE THAT WEREN'T ABLE TO COME ON THE TRADITIONAL FIELD TRIP TO THE JOHNSON HOUSE.

WE CERTAINLY ARE GOING TO LOOK FORWARD TO WHEN WE CAN INVITE THEM TO VISIT DOWN THE ROAD. WITH YOU MANAGED TO PUT TOGETHER PART OF THE HOUSE, ROOM BY ROOM, WE HAD -- WE HAD -- WE HAD ALL OF OUR VOLUNTEERS HELPED RECORD VIDEOS AND EXPLAINING DIFFERENT THINGS, FAVORITE STORIES AND THINGS THEY WOULD TELL ON THE FIELD TRIP.

THEN WE WERE ALSO ABLE TO -- TO -- TO ENGAGE WITH THE STUDENTS IN MEETINGS. VIRTUAL MEETINGS, WHERE INSTEAD OF THE VOLUNTEER GOING INTO THE SCHOOL WHERE THEY WOULD DO A BASKET VISIT THEY MET ONLINE IN THEIR ORIGINAL CLASSROOMS AND THEN HEAR QUESTIONS. IT WAS PRETTY EXCITING FOR US TO BE ABLE TO STILL HAVE THAT FACE-TO-FACE CONTACT AND GET A CHANCE TO ENCOURAGE AND -- AND -- AND STIMULATE AND -- AND EXCITEMENT ABOUT LOCAL HISTORY. MY MOTHER, A BIG PROJECT THAT WE'VE BEEN WORKING ON OVER THE SUMMER, THAT WE -- THAT IS USUALLY PUSHED TO THE BACK BURNER IS WORKING WITH THE LIBRARIES TO -- TO ADD OUR RECORDS TO WORTHINGTON'S MEMORY.

SO WE'VE BEEN ABLE TO ADD ABOUT 75 RECORDS WHICH -- WHICH ON ITS OWN MAY SEEM IN THE -- NOT -- NOT -- NOT INCREDIBLY SIGNIFICANT EXCEPT FOR THE FACT THAT EACH RECORD TAKES ABOUT 30 MINUTES TO AN HOUR AND A HALF TO ADD DEPENDING ON THE AMOUNT OF -- OF -- OF RESEARCH THAT NEED TO GO NTO T AND MAKING SURE ALL OF THE DETAILS ARE -- ARE ADDED FOR PEOPLE TO BE ABLE TO

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UNDERSTAND WHAT THEY'RE LOOKING AT.

THIS IS A GOOD WAY FROM THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY TO BE ABLE TO PROVIDE ACCESS TO OUR COLLECTIONS, PARTICULARLY WHY OUR BUILDINGS ARE CLOSED. THAT SITE GETS 3,000 VISITORS A MONTH AND WHILE IT IS ON WORTHINGTON'S MEMORY THEY'RE MORE EXPANSIVE THAN HISTORICAL SEWS SEAT RECORDS.

DEFINITELY A LARGE CORE OF THE SCRAPBOOK ITEMS COME FROM A HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF COLLECTIONS.

THEN WE ALSO SPENT A FAIR AMOUNT OF TIME, PARTICULARLY EARLY N THE SPRING WORKING ON OUR OWN ESTABLISHED WALKING TOURS AND THEY WERE AVAILABLE ON A PLATFORM AS WELL AS CREATING A NEW WALKING TOUR THAT FOCUSED ON AFRICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY.

THOSE ARE STILL AVAILABLE ON POCKET CITES AND THEY'RE FREE.

IT IS ALSO NICE BECAUSE YOU CAN PREVIEW THE WALKING TOURS THROUGH THE WEBSITE WITHOUT ACTUALLY WALKING AND SEE ALL OF THE PICTURES. YOU COULD READ ALL OF THE TEXT.

IT IS A WAY THAT PEOPLE BOTH IN WORTHINGTON AND FURTHER AFIELD CAN EXPLORE OUR HISTORY. WE HAVE ONE OF THE CEMETERY TOURS AND THE HISTORIC DISTRICT. OVER THE SUMMER WE HAD 2,000 VIEWS OF THOSE THREE TOURS. SO THAT HAS BEEN A NICE WAY FOR US TO ENGAGE WHEN WE ALREADY MET A PERSON FACE-TO-FACE TOURS.

AND THEN ALSO AT THE -- AT -- THE LAST NIGHT, WE WERE ABLE TO -- TO CREATE AN AUDIO GHOST, WHERE THAT ONE.

THE GHOST WAS PARTICULARLY ONE OF OUR LARGER FUND RACERS, SINCE WE COULDN'T DO THAT FACE-TO-FACE WE RECEIVED A SMALL AMOUNT OF COLLABORATE WITH THE COMMUNITY THEATER WHO HAD SOME OF THE MOST ICONIC GHOST STORIES AND ALSO ORGANIZED BY A STUDENT AT WENWORTH ALTERNATIVE PROGRAM. SO THAT WAS -- THAT WAS -- THAT WAS -- THAT WAS A NICE WAY TO PAIR WITH A FEW DIFFERENT ORGANIZATIONS AND FOLKS. I JUST WANT TO ALSO MENTION AT THE END THAT THAT WE DID APPLY FOR A PPE LOAN THAT HELP US AFTER SET THE LOST INCOME THIS YEAR, SINCE WE DIDN'T HAVE -- WEREN'T ABLE TO HAVE A LOT OF EVENTS AND FUND-RAISERS.

JUST LOOKING AT HOW WE CAN. AND LOOKING AT -- AT HOW WE CAN -- WE CAN MOVE FORWARD UNTIL WE HAVE MORE ON BOTH STAFF MEMBERS HAVE VOLUNTEERED TO REDUCE THEIR HOURS SO WE CAN MAKE SURE WE'RE IN A GOOD FINANCIAL POSITION GOING FORWARD, AND -- AND UNTIL WE'RE READY TO RAMP BACK UP TO THE SAME PEOPLE IN PERSON.

THAT IS WHAT WE HAD GOING ON FOR THIS YEAR.

I WOULD BE HAPPY TO ANSWER QUESTIONS.

>> DOES ANYONE HAVE ANY QUESTIONS?

>> I WAS GOING TO HIGHLIGHT THAT THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY SUBMITTED GRANT APPLICATION FOR 32,500 DOLLARS WHICH IS THE SAME AMOUNT AS THEY RECEIVED LAST YEAR.

IT WAS AN APPLIED REQUEST. >> WE APPRECIATE THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY AND ALL OF THE GREAT PROGRAMMING THAT YOU DO. WE KNOW A LOT IS VOLUNTEER DRIVEN AND THAT YOU'RE VERY FORTUNATE TO HAVE AS MANY GREAT VOLUNTEERS THAT COME OUT TO HELP.

THE PROGRAMS ARE WONDERFUL. YOU'RE ABLE TO COMPLNTINUE TAKE CARE OF THE PROPERTIES AND PROVIDE MEANINGFUL PROGRAMS.

>> MADAM PRESIDENT. >> YES.

>> WHEN I WANTED TO -- I WANTED TO JUST GIVE YOU A BIG KUDOS FOR ALL YOU DO THAT PARTICULARLY THIS YEAR THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN WALKING TOUR I THOUGHT WAS -- WAS -- WAS -- WAS FROM FOUND. AND OBVIOUSLY EXTREMELY WELL BORN OUT AND ARTICULATED BRINGING HISTORY TO CURRENT EVENTS. AND I JUST THOUGHT PARTICULARLY DURING THE SUMMER, DURING -- DURING -- URING RACIAL JUSTICE PROTESTS AND DISCUSS THEM AND -- AND IN THE COMMUNITY FOR THOSE THAT READ AND PARTICIPATED IN THE WALK, I THOUGHT IT WAS VERY

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VERY MEANINGFUL IN TERMS OF POSITIONING WORTHINGTON'S TRADITIONS THERE BY CURRENT EVENTS.

HATS OFF TO YOU AND WHOEVER TALKED TO YOU.

I CRAFT AND WRITE THE SUPPORTING TEXT.

I THOUGHT I WAS REAL BRILLIANT. >> WITH THAT I DID APPRECIATE. I WAS ABLE TO WORK WITH THE COMMUNITY RELATIONS COMMISSION WHO WENT THROUGH AND TALKED THROUGH HOW -- HOW -- WHAT WAS BEING PRESENTED AND HOW IT WAS PRESENTED AND THAT GOOD SOUNDING BOARD.

THAT WAS A REALLY GREAT COLLABORATION FOR THIS SITE TO WORK WITH. SUCH A WONDERFUL GROUP OF

PEOPLE. >> THANK YOU, AGAIN.

>> DOUG SMITH HERE, FOLLOWING UP.

THANKS FOR THAT AND THE -- AND THE POCKET SITES APP, COOL INNOVATIVE STUFF THERE AND CURIOUS, HADN'T HEARD MUCH, I OBVIOUSLY SEE IT AT THE ORANGE JOHNSON HOUSE WALKING BY THE REPAIRS THERE AND -- AND THE -- AND THE PART OF OUR CONTRIBUTIONS WAS TOWARDS THAT NEW FRONT WALL THERE.

DID THAT GO SMOOTHLY OR ANY HICCUPS TO THE PROJECT?

>> IT WENT SMOOTHLY. WE WERE PLEASED.

WE -- WE HAD GREAT CONTRACTORS AND STAYED ON SCHEDULE.

WE KNEW WHAT HAD TO HAPPEN. MOST OF US WERE THRILLED WITH HOW MUCH BETTER THE HOUSE LOOKED.

AND THIS HOUSE SHINED WITH THE NEW LOWER WALL.

IT WAS A SMOOTH POJECT. >> ANY OTHER QUESTIONS.

HEARING NONE, AGAIN, THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

AND THANK THE BOARD FOR THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY AND YOUR

VOLUNTEERS AND THE COMMUNITY. >> MR. GREISEN WHAT DO WE

HAVE NEXT? >> NEXT IS THE PARTNERSHIP.

AS YOU RECALL WE HAD A REORGANIZATION IF YOU WILL ABOUT A YEAR AGO. THEY MANAGED THE WORTHINGTON PARTNERSHIP AS WELL AS THE WORTHINGTON CONVENTIONERS AND VISITORS BUREAU. THERE WAS A GRANT REQUEST FOR THE PARTNERSHIP OF 55,000 DOLLARS WHICH IS FLAT FROM LAST YEAR AND 60,900 DOLLARS FOR THE CONVENTION AND VISITOR'S ACTIVITIES. IT IS FOR 66 ERCENT OF THE HOTEL TAX REVENUE FROM THE LODGE WHICH IS ABOUT 9900 DOLLARS.

I WILL TURN IT OVER -- TO THE FOLKS FROM THE PARTNERSHIP AND -- AND LET THEM SHARE THEIR WONDERFUL STORY AS WELL.

>> THANKS, MATT. YOU WILL SHARE OUR SCREEN HERE.

>> YOU UNABLE TO SEE THAT FULL SCREEN?

>> IT IS WHITE RIGHT NOW. >> I PROBABLY DIDN'T GIVE PROPER INTRODUCTIONS. I THINK YOU KNOW THE FOLKS FROM

THE PARTNERSHIP. >> HELLO, I THINK OUR COMPUTER WAS ASLEEP AND NOW WE'RE TRYING TO WAKE IT UP.

>> THAT SOUNDS LIKE, LIKE THE SAME THING ABOUT MY BUDGET

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PRESENTATIONS OR WHAT THEY NEED TO DO AFTER THEY HEAR THEM.

>> ARE YOU ABLE TO SEE THAT NOW?

>> YES. WE CAN.

>> VERY GOOD. >> THANK YOU FOR HAVING US COUNCIL PRESIDENT MICHAELS AND MEMBERS.

I'M IN MY SECOND YEAR AS BEING BOARD CHAIR OF THE WORTHINGTON PARTNERSHIP. I'M DELIGHTED TO BE HERE THIS EVENING. SO, OUR BOARD MEMBER AREA BROWN POINTED OUT THAT THIS YEAR WAS AS IF THE LIGHT SWITCH WAS FLIPPED OFF IN MID MARCH. THE 2020 MPLANS WERE IMMEDIATEL TURNED ON THEIR HEADS AND OUR ORGANIZATION WAS FACED WITH THE DECISION OF HOW TO MOVE FORWARD. IT WAS IN THIS MOMENT THAT WORTHINGTON ACTED WITH CONFIDENCE, INNOVATION AND COLLABORATION AND INDUSTRY TO HELP LEAD THE WAY BACK FOR THE COMMUNITY. WHERE DID THIS ENERGY COME FROM? IT CAME FROM OUR PEOPLE. OUR PEOPLE CONSISTS OF A 14-MEMBER BOARD OF DIRECTORS OFF OF WHOM LIVE OR WORK OR OWN PROP PERTY IN THE CITY. THIS YEAR WE ADDED BOARD MEMBER JEFF PACKARD. HE'S OWNER OF A DESIGN AND BRANDING FUND THAT IS LOCATED INNER 0 IN OLD WORTHINGTON, CALLED NONFICTION. AND JEFF HAS QUICKLY MADE A GIANT IMPACT ON OUR ORGANIZATION, SPECIFICALLY HELPING DURING THE TIME OF COVID AND A WORKING WITH OUR BUSINESSES. THE DEPTH AND TALENTS OF OUR BOARD HELPED US THROUGH THESE TRYING TIMES.

WE SHIFTED OUR FUNDING MODEL AWAY FROM AN EVENT BASED FUND-RAISING. SO WE DEPEND ON CORPORATE ORGANIZATIONS. AND BOOTS ON THE GROUND WORKSERS FOR A PIVOTING FARMER'S MARKET. OUR BOARD IS RULY A WORKING BOARD. OUR ENERGY COMES FROM OUR COMMITTEE. OUR COMMITTEES KEEP US PLUGGED GO OUR COMMUNITY. WE'RE AN ORGANIZATION WITH A SOLID FOUNDATION AND FRAMEWORK TO MAKE A GOOD IDEA TRULY A POSSIBILITY. ONE OF THE BEST EXAMPLES OF THIS IS THE WORTHINGTON GREEN TEAM. THIS IS A GROUP OF HIGHLY PASSIONATE AND ENERGIZED INDIVIDUALS INCLUDING COUNCILPERSON SUCCESSFUL ENERGIZED CAMPAIGN THAT YOU'LL HEAR ABOUT LATER.

A VERY LARGE PART OF OUR ENERGY IS OUR STAFF.

I CAN'T SAY ENOUGH ABOUT THE WORK THEY DO.

THE FARMER'S MARKET THAT YOU'LL HEAR ABOUT LATER HAS SHIFT OPERATIONS MULTIPLE TIMES TO BE ABLE TO CONTINUE TO BRING FRESH LOCAL FOOD TO CONSUMERS. CHRISTINE HAUK OUR MARKET MANAGER CONTINUES IT AHEAD THE WAY IN THE FARMER'S MARKET.

THE TOURISM DIRECTOR WAS ABLE TO QUICKLY PIVOT AND SHOW HER BROAD RANGE OF TALENT BY SUPPORTING THE BUSINESSES AT A TIME OF GREAT NEED. LAST BUT IN THE LEAST, IS NINA PERRINY SHOWED HOW MUCH ONE PERSON CAN ACCOMPLISH.

I'M GOING TO ASK NINA TO TAKE IT FROM HERE AND DIG DEEPER INTO

WHAT THOSE ACCOMPLISHMENTS WERE. >> HEY, EVERYBODY.

I'M ANITA PERRINY. THANK YOU FOR HAVING US HERE TONIGHT. LIKE SARAH SAID, IT WAS LIKE THE LIGHTS WENT OFF IN WORTHINGTON WHEN WE HAD TO CLOSE DOWN.

WE ADDED A LOT OF ENERGY THROUGH ALL OF OUR ACCOMPLISHMENTS THIS YEAR. THE 2020 HIGHLIGHTS IF I COULD BOIL IT DOWN TO THREE, WE ONLY CANCELED ONE WEEK OF THE WORTHINGTON'S FARMERS MARKET. WE'RE THE ONLY MARKET IN THE CENTRAL OHIO AREA AND WE ONLY SHUT DOWN FOR ONE WEEK.

WE QUICKLY PIVOTED TO A DRIVE THROUGH AND WERE ABLE TO -- TO PICK RIGHT UP AFTER ONE WEEK OF PLANNING.

NO OLD WITHOUTING TON BUSINESSES HAVE CLOSED DURING THIS PANDEMIC. WE DID EVERYTHING WE CAN TO HOLD THEM UP AND PRUDENT THAT WE HAVE NOT HAD ANY DOORS SHUTTERED.

WE ALSO EARNED A IG GRANT FROM AEP AND COLUMBIA GAS.

THOSE ARE OUR THREE MAIN ACCOMPLISHMENTS THIS YEAR.

WHERE DID WE GET THE ENERGY? WHAT WERE WE WORKING ON? WE BROUGHT ENERGY FOR WORTHINGTON BUSINESSES.

OUR TOURISM DIRECTOR WAS ABLE TO PIVOT AND HELP THE WORTHINGTON

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MERCHANTS IN A LOT OF WAYS. WE HELPED THEM NAVIGATE AND WE HELPED WITH THE CARES ACT FUNDING AND NEW WAYS TO PROMOTE OUR BUSINESSES. WE QUICKLY PIVOTED IMMEDIATELY WHEN THE CLOSURE CAME WE DEVELOPED A SMALL BUSINESS SUPPORT PAGE. IT GOT -- OUR WEST SIDE GOT DOUBLE THE TRAFFIC IN ONE -- IN ONE WEEK THAN IT GOT IN -- IN THE ENTIRE YEAR LAST YEAR. WE WERE THE GO TO PLACE OF WHAT3 IS OPEN HERE, WHAT IS THE HOURS? WHAT IS HAPPENING? WE WERE PROUD OF THE FACT THAT WE WERE ABLE TO OFFER THAT TO OUR BUSINESSES. MERCHANT SUPPORT, THAT'S OUR BREAD AND BUTTER. WE HOST MONTHLY MERCHANT MEETINGS. WE WERE REALLY ABLE TO HELP THEM NAVIGATE THE CARES ACT. OUR CLOSE COMMUNITY PARTNER FC BANK HELD -- HELD -- HELD TWO DIFFERENT ONLINE ZOOM MEETINGS WITH OUR MERCHANTS TO REALLY WALK THEM THROUGH HOW THEY APPLY FOR THESE LOANS AND WHAT IT MEANS FOR THEM.

THEY WERE REALLY WONDERFUL. THEY WERE SUCH GREAT COMMUNITY PARTNERS. THEY TALKED TO US AND TOOK MULTIPLE CALLS AND -- AND FIELDED LOTS ON QUESTIONS.

WE BROUGHT IN A LOCAL ATTORNEY TO TALK ABOUT THE EMPLOYMENT RULES AND THE STRINGS THAT COME WITH OWNING A BUSINESS, A SMALL BUSINESS, AND HOW THAT IMPACTS EMPLOYMENT RULES.

SO AGAIN, JUST FILL IN THAT GAP FOR THE SMALL BUSINESSES.

A LOAN WOULD HELP HEM DO. WE ALSO CREATED MASS REQUIRED SIGNS FOR MERCHANTS AND REALLY WERE ABLE TO AGAIN FILL THOSE GAPS AND GET THEM WHAT THEY NEEDED DURING THE CLOSURES.

OUR STAFF PLAYED AN IMPORTANT ROLE IN THE REBOOT TEAM.

THEY HAVE DONE A GREAT JOB OF ASSISTING BUSINESSES.

WE WITNESSED IT N THE CALL THAT MCCORKAL HAD.

WE'RE OPEN IT ALL CAMPAIGN. SO IT STARTED WITH -- WITH THE MERCHANT SAYING THEY WANTED SOMETHING TO LET PEOPLE KNOW IT WAS SAFE TO COME HERE SO WE DESIGNED THESE POSTERS THAT SAID VERY MUCH THE SAME THING AND THEN WE SAID, WOULDN'T IT BE GREAT IF WE HAD A 100 FLAG AT WORTHINGTON THAT SAID WE'RE OPEN TO ALL AND DAVID SAID, MAYBE WE CAN.

AND WE SAID, OKAY, WE CAN. AND WE IMMEDIATELY GOT THOSE DESIGNED BY OUR NEW BOARD MEMBER JEFF AT NONFICTION.

THEY WERE GENEROUS ENOUGH TO PURCHASE THOSE.

THAT WAS THE PICTURE THERE WITH DAVID AND I AND I THINK IT WAS 110 DEGREES THAT DAY THAT WE PUT THEM IN.

WE HAD A GOOD TEEM PUTTING THOSE OUT.

THAT WAS A HAPPY OCCASION FOR ALL OF US O DO THAT FOR THE CITY AND -- AND TO HAVE THAT DYNAMIC DISPLAY ATTRACTING POSITIVE ATTENTION TO OUR CITY. IN FACT WE GOT A -- A NOTE FROM THE HEAD OF THE COLUMBUS COUNCIL ON WORLD AFFAIRS.

HE E-MAILED OUR PAST PRESIDENT AND SAID, YOU KNOW, THAT'S A WONDERFUL STATEMENT, THAT'S WHAT WE WANT TO SEE HERE IN CENTRAL OHIO. IS THAT OPEN TO ALL STATEMENTS.

WE WERE PLEASED IT BROUGHT THAT ATTENTION.

WE ALSO PUT A LOT OF ENERGY TOWARD THE WORTHINGTON COMMUNITY AND KEEP THEM PLUGGED IN TO THE SMALL BUSINESSES THROUGHOUT THIS CLOSURE AND THROUGH THE PANDEMIC.

SUPPORTING LOCAL BUSINESSES AND MAKE PEOPLE FEEL SAFE.

WHEN THEY THINK OF WORTHINGTON, THEY THINK SAFE, WE'RE FOLLOWING THE RULES AND DOING EVERYTHING WE CAN TO KEEP SAFE.

THE DREAM TEAM HAS BEEN A HUGE SUCCESS STORY FOR US.

A GROUP OF PASSIONATE INDIVIDUALS CAME TO US AND SAIDER WE WANT TO PUT ENERGY BEHIND SUSTAINABILITY EFFORTS.

WE SAID, LET'S FORM A DREAM TEAM.

WE DID LAST YEAR AND IT DID A LOT OF GREAT WORK.

THIS YEAR E -- MATT KNOWS THIS, MATT GREISEN KNOWS THIS, AEP HAS BEEN AFTER WORTHINGTON TO DO THIS.

IT IS A LOT OF WORK. OUR GREEN TEAM JUST -- JUST DID AMAZING JOB GETTING THE WORD OUT.

WE HAD ALL KINDS OF PLANS TO BE AT THE FARMER'S MARKET AND ALL OF OUR EVENTS AND HAVING TO DO THIS REMOTELY WAS A CHALLENGE BUT -- BUT WE GOT -- WE GOT THE TWO UTILITY COMPANIES TO ALLOW US TO SPEND ALL OF ONE PROJECT BUT SPEND IT ON SMALL BUSINESS GRANTS-TO--- TO HAVE THE BUSINESSES REINVEST BACK IN THEIR OWN BUSINESSES. I GOT LMOST 10,000 DOLLARS PROMISED TO LOCAL BUSINESSES RIGHT HERE.

SO WE ARE HOPEFUL THAT MORE FOLKS WILL TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THAT -- OF THAT. THAT WAS A REALLY WONDERFUL

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PROJECT FOR US. WE HOSTED WEBINARS ON LEARN AND GROW, HOW TO COM POST, HOW TO PLANT ORGANIC GARDEN.

LOTS OF DEFENDANT TOPICS GIVEN BY LOCAL FOLKS THAT PEOPLE IN THE COMMUNITY KNOW. THOSE WERE REALLY WELL RECEIVED.

WE PUT ENERGY THIS YEAR INTO OUR PUBLIC SPACES.

PEOPLE DON'T WANT TO GO INSIDE YET.

HOW CAN WE ENCOURAGE THEM TO COME AND SHOW THIS IS ACTIVE AND VIBRANT PLACE? WE CONVINCED THE CITY TO ALLOW US TO HAVE SIX PICNIC TABLES ON THE SOUTH VILLAGE GREEN AND WE GOT CORNHOLE GAMES OUT THIS. WE HAD LOCAL BUSINESSES AND PHAM LESS SPONSOR BISTRO TABLES THROUGH THE DISTRICT AND WE GOT WORTHINGTON BRAND FACE COVERINGS.

THIS IS UPRECEDENTED USE OF THE VILLAGE GREEN.

BOB WHO IS THE OWNER OF WORTHINGTON JEWELLERS.

HE LOOKS OUT THE WINDOW ALL DAY AND TELL YOU THAT MORE PEOPLE HAVE USED THE VILLAGE GREEN IN THE LAST THREE MONTHS THAN -- THAN HE HAS SEEN IN THE 10, 15 YEARS COMBINED THAT HE HAD HIS BUSINESS HERE. THOSE SMALL LITTLE EFFORTS MAKE A HUGE IMPACT. WE PUT SOME ENERGY BEHIND DIVERSITY INCLUSION ISUE. WE'RE CERTAINLY NOT THE EXPERTS.

WE WANTED TO DO SOMETHING. THE COMMUNITY IS ASKING FOR ORGANIZATIONS TO DO SOMETHING. WE WORKED REALLY HARD, AGAIN JEFF PACKARD WITH NONFICTION AND SEVERAL OF THE BOARD MEMBERS PUT TIME AND EFFORT INTO THIS BEAUTIFUL DOCUMENT THAT WE PRODUCED. IT IS A COMPREHENSIVE DOCUMENT OUTLINING A WAY FORWARD TO ACHIEVE MORE DIVERSE AND INCLUSIVE COMMUNITY. WE HAD -- AGAIN, WE'RE IN THE EXPERTS BUT WE HAD THE CHEAP DIVERSITY OFFICER AT CARDINAL HEALTH TO LOOK THIS OVER. HE WAS BLOWN AWAY.

HE SAID SHARE IT FAR AND WIDE, PLEASE MORE ORGANIZATIONS NEED TO SEE THIS AND USE IT. WE SHARED IT WITH -- WITH ALL OF THE COUNCIL MEMBERS, ALL OF OUR VOLUNTEERS, OUR STAFF HAS PLEDGED TO USE THIS AND LIVE BY THIS.

WE FELT THAT WAS A GREAT FIRST STEP.

AGAIN, ENERGY WAS PUT BEHIND TOURISM.

THE TOURISM WORLD HAS HAD A TERRIBLE YEAR AS YOU CAN IMAGINE. BUT INTERESTINGLY ENOUGH, OUR TOURISM ORGANIZATION IS UNIQUELY POSITIONED BECAUSE WE'RE USED TO WORKING ON A SHOESTRING BUDGET. THESE OTHER LOCAL TOURISM ORGANIZATIONS HAVE HAD THEIR BUDGETS CUT YOU KNOW IN TO -- INTO FRACTIONS OF WHAT THEY'RE NORMALLY USED TO DEALING WITH.

WE'VE ALWAYS BEEN LEAN AND MEAN AND ABLE TO EXECUTE MORE EFFICIENTLY THAN MANY OTHER ORGANIZATIONS IN NEIGHBORS COMMUNITIES. OUR BLOG IS VERY WELL RECEIVED.

THIS IS A GREAT WAY FOR US TO GET INFORMATION OUT ABOUT OUR LOCAL BUSINESSES AND UPDATE. WE HAVE HAD A COUPLE OF EVENTS, OBVIOUSLY OUR MAIN EVENTS THAT EVERYONE KNOWS US FOR HAD TO BE CANCELED BUT TOWARD THE END OF SUMMER WE PIVOTED TO SUNDAY LONG EVENTS. LIKE THE AIR FOOD AND THE OKTOBERFEST WHERE FOLKS HAD ALL DAY AND THEIR FOCUS WAS ON TAKINGOUT FOOD AND PICNICKING AND ENTERTAINMENT THAT CAN BE DONE WITH -- WITH A PROPER SOCIAL DISTANCE.

WE DID A GREAT -- A GREAT INVITED TRAVEL.

THAT'S -- THAT'S WHERE THE FUTURE OF TOURISM IS GETTING INFLUENCERS TO COME TO YOUR COMMUNITY AND WRITE ABOUT IT.

THAT'S OUR TOURISM DIRECTOR DID A GREAT JOB WITH THE LIAISON AND THE BLOGGER WITH LINKS AND LATTES.

SHE DID A GREAT POST AND THERE'S A LOT OF ATTRACTION TO THAT.

THE FARMERS MARKET, THIS IS OUR CORNER STONE EVENT.

LOTS AND LOTS OF ENERGY WENT INTO WORTHINGTON FARMER'S MARKET. IMAGINE WE CELEBRATED OUR 33RD ANNIVERSARY THIS SUMMER. AND EVERYTHING THAT WE NOT WE KNEW ABOUT FARMER'S MARKET GOT TURNED ON ITS HEAD.

WE WERE PROUD OF THE WORK THAT OUR ENTIRE BOARD AND STAFF DID TO -- TO MAKE SURE THAT THEY 0 THIS EVENT DID NOT SUFFER.

WE IMMEDIATELY LIKE I SAID EARLIER TO A DRIVE THROUGH MARKET. WE APPRECIATE THE COMMUNITY CENTERS HOSTING US IN THEIR PARKING LOTS.

WE HAD -- HAD TO CONTINUE TO PIVOT AS THEY WENT THROUGH A CONSTRUCTION PROJECT URING OUR DRIVE-THROUGH MARKET BUT WE ALL WORKED TOGETHER. I CAN'T SAY ENOUGH ABOUT THE BOARD AND VOLUNTEERS WHEN CAME OUT EVERY SATURDAY TO MAKE THIS HAPPEN. AT THE EIGHT OF OUR DRIVE THROUGH MARKET, WE PROCESSED A LITTLE OVER 600 CARS IN A

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THREE-HOUR PERIOD. WE REALLY WERE PROUD WITH THE WORK WE DID WITH THE DRIVE THROUGH.

IN JUNE WE WERE ABLE TO MOVE TO A WALK-UP MARKET AND UNFORTUNATELY WE NEVER TRANSITIONED BACK TO THE HISTORIC DISTRICT WHICH WAS PAINFUL FOR US.

WE UNDERSTAND THE -- THE RELATIONSHIP THAT THEY WITH THE FARMERS MARKET. I KNOW IT WAS PAINFUL IF THEM NOT TO HAVE IT THERE. WE WANTED TO BE SAFE.

WE GOT A MCOMMENDATION FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH ABOUT OUR WONDERFUL PROTOCOLS. WE'RE PROUD OF THAT.

WE APPRECIATE THE CITY AND DAVID MCCORKAL'S WORK ON CONNECTING US WITH THE TWO PROPERTIES THAT HOSTED US DURING THE WALK-UP FARMERS MARKET. OUR ENERGY WAS SPLIT TWO WAYS.

WE HAVE A REAL RESPONSIBILITY TO OUR PRODUCERS.

SOME OF THEM HAVE BEEN WITH US FOR DECADES.

THESE SMALL FARMERS, OBVIOUSLY ARE SUFFERING.

THAT IS A BUSINESS THAT -- THAT IF YOU CLOSE YOUR SHOP, YOU'RE GOING TO DIE. THINGS GO BAD.

I MEAN, YOU CAN'T -- YOU NEED TO GET THIS PRODUCT INTO PEOPLE'S HAND. IT IS IMPORTANT THAT WE HAVE THAT ACCESS TO -- TO THESE PRODUCTS AND GET THE PRODUCERS AND THE CUSTOMERS TOGETHER. OUR FARMERS MARKET ALWAYS WINS AWARD. WE'RE PROUD OF THE ACCOLADES THAT WE GAIN. OUR MARKET MANAGER HAS DONE A GREAT JOB OF DEALING WITH THE MARKETS.

WE'RE PROUD OF THAT. WE'RE STILL ABLE TO DO DATA GATHERING SURVEYS WITH THE MARKET.

IT IS GREAT TO HAVE THAT DATA. A LOT OF ENERGY WENT INTO PARTNERSHIPS. WE CAN'T DO THIS ALONE.

WE REALLY APPRECIATE EVERY ORGANIZATION THAT WORKED WITH US TO KEEP THE ORANGES GOING AND HELP SUPPORT THE BUSINESSES IN THE MARKET. FARMERS MARKET HAD THE HOST -- THE HOST PLACES. THE CITY AND PARADIGM PROPERTIES AND WORTHINGTON INDUSTRIES. THE HISTORIC SOCIETY, OUR TOURISM IRECTOR WORKS CLOSELY WITH KATE AND HELPS HER CREATE THE ST. JOHNS CEMETERY WALKING TOUR AND HELPED -- HELPED PUBLICIZE THE POCKET SITES APP FOR THE WALKING TOURS.

WE WORK HAND IN HAND WITH THEM. WE LET FOLKS KNOW THERE'S THINGS TO SEE AND DO IN WORTHINGTON RELATED TO OUR RICH HISTORY.

WORTHINGTON INDUSTRIES, THIS IS THE FIRST TIME WE PARTNERED WITH THEM. HERE THEY ARE IN THE BEAUTIFUL HEADQUARTERS PARKING LOT AND WE GAVE THEIR STAFF PRIORITY IN THE CUSTOMER QUEUE AND SOCIAL MEDIA CREDIT FOR THAT.

THEY WERE LOVELY TO HOST US THERE.

THE CITY OF WORTHINGTON, I CAN'T SAY ENOUGH ABOUT HOW GREAT IT IS TO WORK WITH DAVID MCCORKAL THROUGH THE REBOOT.

AND THERE'S THE COUNCIL MEMBER DOROTHY AT ONE OF OUR EVENTS WORKING THE INFO BOOTH. WE WORKED CLOSELY FOR THE REBOOT EFFORT AND COMMUNICATING AND HELPING OUR BUSINESSES.

SO WHAT ARE WE GOING TO DO IN 2021? IT IS HARD TO SAY. HOPEFULLY THINGS GET BACK ON TRACK. BUT OVERALL WE'RE GOING TO FOCUS ON CONTINUING TO DEVICE WAYS TO KEEP COMMUNITY HEALTHY AND SEEK NEW INVESTORS AND DEEPEN OR BOARD EPERTISE.

WE'RE ALWAYS LOOKING FOR BOARD MEMBERS THAT HAVE A PASSION FOR WORTHINGTON AND SO WE WITH BRING NEW ENERGY AND HELP OUR WORKING BOARD CONTINUE THE BIG WORK THAT WE'RE DOING.

ANY QUESTIONS? >> WE WANT TO THANK YOU AND THE PARTNERSHIP AND THE PARTNERSHIP BOARD FOR ALL OF THE WONDERFUL PROGRAMS AND ALL OF THE CREATIVITY.

AND THE RESILIENCE TO BOUNCE BACK AFTER THE LIGHTS WENT OFF IN 2020. WE WANT TO THANK YOU FOR THAT AND THE LOVE AND CARE OF THE COMMUNITY.

WE COULDN'T HAVE THE COMMUNITY WE HAVE WITHOUT ORGANIZATIONS LIKE THE PARTNERSHIP. PLEASE SEND A MESSAGE TO YOUR BOARD AND STAFF AND SAY THANK YOU, WE JUST AN'T THANK YOU ENOUGH. ANY QUESTIONS?

>> I HAVE A QUICK ONE. WHAT IS YOUR SENSE OF HOW OUR DOWNTOWN BUSINESSES ARE DOING? IS WHETHER ANYTHING MORE WE CAN

DO? >> THEY'RE LIMPING ALONG.

THE REBOOT EFFORTS HAVE BEEN ENORMOUS.

I HAVE TEASED THAT THERE'S ANOTHER ROUND COMING.

THEY KNOW THAT THERE'S MORE HELP THERE.

YOU KNOW, EVERY -- EVERY -- EVERY MERCHANT SITUATION IS A

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LITTLE DIFFERENT. SO SOME HAVE SUFFERED MORE THAN OTHERS. THE RETAIL IS SO HARD.

ESPECIALLY WHEN WE HAVE SUCH SMALL INDEPENDENT BUSINESSES THAT IT IS HARD IF THEM TO PIVOT QUICKLY TO A PREORDER PICKUP SITUATION. SO WE'RE DOING AS MUCH AS WE CAN TO HELP THEM. WE'VE HAD SEVERAL TRAININGS AND -- WE TRY TO GET RESOURCES IN THEIR HANDS FOR AN ASSISTANCE.

PART OF THE REBOOT EFFORT, IT IS IMPORTANT, BECAUSE WE'RE ALL VIRTUAL AND HOW TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF FACEBOOK AND INSTAGRAM. OUR TOURISM DIRECTOR AND ONE OF OUR LOCAL MEDIA EXPERTS HAD A TRAINING WITH ONE OF OUR MERCHANTS LAST WEEK AND REUSED 500 DOLLARS OR EACH MERCHANT THAT CAME. WE GAVE THEM 500 DOLLARS TO BOOST POSTS ON INSTAGRAM AND FACEBOOK.

THEY'RE DOING OKAY. THEY'RE LIMPING ALONG.

I HAVEN'T HEARD THEM SAY THEY'RE CLOSE TO SHUTTERING.

IT IS VERY TOUGH. THE HOLIDAYS ARE REALLY GOING TO, I HATE TO SAY MAKE OR BREAK. MANY OF THEM HOLD ON TILL GIFT GIVING SEASON AND IF THAT SUFFERS, THEN THERE MIGHT BE A

DIFFERENT STORY COME JANUARY 1. >> THANKS.

>> ANY OTHER QUESTIONS? >> JUST REAL QUICK, COULD YOU CONFIRM, WHAT DID YOU SAY WAS LEFT FROM THE COLUMBIA FUND?

50,000 LEFT? >> WE GOT 40,000 FROM AEP OHIO AND SO I HAVE ALREADY COMMITTED ALMOST 10,000 TO LOCATION THE MERCHANTS OF THAT MONEY AND SO THAT MONEY CAME RIGHT TO US AND WE HAVE -- WE HAVE SOLE DISCRETION OF HOW THAT IS SPENT.

IT IS FOR ENERGY EFFICIENT PROJECTS.

BUT THE -- THE COLUMBIA GAS MONEY IS -- IS HANDLED A LITTLE DIFFERENTLY. THAT'S THE 20,000.

TOGETHER IT IS 60. SO THAT IS HANDLED A LITTLE BIT DIFFERENTLY. WE'RE STILL WORKING THROUGH -- THROUGH THOSE ISSUES. I THINK OUR BOARD WILL PUT A DEADLINE ON A LEAVE THE MONEY IF IT IS NOT USED BY THE BUSINESSES TO OTHER -- OTHER COMMUNITY ENHANCING PROJECTS.

SO THAT WILL GET KICKED BACK PROBABLY TO THE GREEN TEAM TO DECIDE IF THERE'S MONEY LEFT OVER, HOW ARE WE GOING TO SPEND IT? I KNOW WE HAD GREAT IDEAS ON

THINGS THE COMMUNITY COULD USE. >> CONGRATULATIONS ON GREAT WORK THIS YEAR. IT IS INCREDIBLE HOW MUCH YOU ACCOMPLISHED WITH THE CHALLENGES?

>> WE HAVE AMAZING BOARD THAT IS NIMBLE AND ABLE TO PIVOT

QUICKLY. >> I WOULD WANT O SAY THANK YOU. WE'RE ON THE BOARD AND HAS HELPED OUT WITH -- WITH COMING UP WITH NEW IDEAS AND THEN EXECUTING. IT IS AMAZING ALL OF THE OPPORTUNITIES YOU HAVE BEEN PROVIDING THROUGHOUT ALL OF WORTHINGTON ND FOR THE BUSINESSES AND OUR LOCAL COMMUNITY TO ENGAGE AND STILL BE ABLE TO HAVE FUN IN THE COMMUNITY AND MAKE THE BEST PLACE THAT IT IS.

AND THEN ALSO INTERACTING WITH -- WITH THE -- WITH THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY, THAT'S WHAT IT IS ALL ABOUT.

I APPRECIATE EVERYTHING YOU BRING TO WORTHING TON.

>> THANK YOU. >> IF I CAN MAKE -- I'M

SORRY. >> I NEEDED TO JUMP IN TOO BECAUSE I HAVE TO SAY BEING BEHIND THE SCENES, I FEEL PRIVILEGED TO BE A PART OF THE BOARD AND THE AMAZING WORK THAT3 IS DONE. EVERYBODY IS SO CREATIVE.

THIS DIDN'T -- THIS DIDN'T -- IT DIDN'T GET THE TAFF DOWN.

THEY OPTED TO CHANGE OUR THINKING AND IT.

IT JUST -- IT IS AMAZING TO BE PART OF -- OF FANTASTIC TEAM AND I THINK IT REALLY SPEAKS WELL OF EVERYONE AND ALSO WE'RE VERY LUCKY TO HAVE ALL OF YOU OING 3 THIS WORK.

SO THANK YOU. >> NINA.

>> YOU AND I BEEN AROUND LONG ENOUGH TO KNOW THIS IS A VERY DIFFERENT CONVERSATION THAN WHAT WE WERE HAVING, I DON'T KNOW SIX YEARS AGO WHEN YOU ALL WERE -- WERE --

>> ALL WERE FIGHTING FOR YOUR VERY EXISTENCE AND NOW WE'RE FALLING OVER EACH OTHER WITH ACCOLADES TO YOU ALL.

I THINK THAT -- I THINK THAT -- I THINK THAT'S A TREMENDOUS

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COMMIT TO YOUR LEADERSHIP AND YOUR BOARD.

I CERTAINLY APPRECIATE YOUR LEADERSHIP.

>> WELL, IT IS A PRIVILEGE TO HARNESS THE PASSION OF THE FOLKS WE WORK WITH ON THE BOARD AND STAFF, IT IS A PRIVILEGE.

THANK YOU. ANY MORE QUESTIONS? IF NOT, WE'LL MOVE ON TO OUR FINAL PRESENTATION AND NINA, THANK YOU AGAIN, WE APPRECIATE YOUR PRESENTATION AND YOUR HARD

WORK. >> THANK YOU.

>> PRESIDENT MICHAEL, MEMBERS OF COUNCIL, LAST BUT CERTAINLY NOT LEAST IS THE MCCONNELL ARTS CENTER.

WE HAVE AARON BLUE THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR AND THE MCCONNELL ARTS CENTER IS UNIQUE IN THAT THEY BRING TO LIFE A BUILDING WE OWN AS WELL AS GIVE LIFE TO MANY OTHER THINGS IN THE COMMUNITY OF ARTS. I'M GOING TO TURN IT OVER TO AARON AND SHE'S GOING TO TALK ABOUT THEIR BUDGET REQUEST WHICH I BELIEVE IS 220,000 DOLLARS AND IS -- IS -- IS THE SAME AS LAST YEAR AS WELL. HELLO.

>> YES. THANK YOU.

SO NOW WE TRY TO SHARE THE SCREEN.

LET'S SEE. THE FULL SCREEN OR THE WHOLE THING DOWN THE SIDE? I CAN'T TELL.

>> WE HAVE THE WHOLE SCREEN. >> WHOLE SCREEN.

PERFECT. OKAY, YES THAT'S RIGHT, I CAN'T SEE ANYONE. AWESOME.

GOOD EVENING, EVERYONE, MADAM PRESIDENT, MEMBERS OF COUNCIL, I'M VERY HAPPY TO BE HERE WITH YOU TONIGHT AS -- AS THE SECOND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE ARTS CENTER.

THIS PRESENTATION LAST YEAR WAS MY FIRST RETURN.

I WAS DIRECTOR FOR FOUR YEARS AND WAS VERY HAPPY TO COME BACK IN DECEMBER. THE FISCAL YEAR BEGAN WITH HIGH HOPES. INNOVATIVE PROGRAMS AND 10TH ANNIVERSARY PLANS AND A DECADE PARTY AND NEW LEADERSHIP READY TO BRING THEM BACK IN THE NEXT DECADE.

JUST FOR A REMINDER OF THE -- OF THE TYPICAL ACTIVITY WE HAVE IN THE MACK. IN 2019, WE HAD 89,000 VISITORS, AND 150 LOCAL ARTISTS, 200 IVE PERFORMANCES ALL GENERATING 3.9 MILLION DOLLARS IN ECONOMIC ACTIVITY IN 2019.

THE MACK CONTINUED TO GROW AND WHILE THE AMOUNT OF FUNDING WE RECEIVED FROM THE CITY HAS REMAINED THE SAME SINCE 2009, T HAS SUCCESSFULLY LEVERAGED THE FUNDING AND GROWN EACH YEAR.

THIS REPRESENTS A SMALL PERCENTAGE OF THE BUDGET.

YOU SEE HERE THAT THE CITY REPORTS 25 PERCENT OF THE BUDGET. 29 PERCENT GOT REALLY SMALL FOR SOME REASON. 29 PERCENT IS THROUGH DONATIONS AND OR PUBLIC SUPPORT. ANOTHER 26 PERCENT FOR EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS AND -- AND VISUAL ARTS AND THEN 20 PERCENT GOES IT PERFORMING ARTS AND RENTALS.

SO WORTHINGTON SCHOOL A COMMUNITY GROUPS, ALL ALONG WITH LOCAL ARTS ORGANIZATIONS TO MAXIMIZE ENGAGEMENT AND CREATIVE PROGRAM OFFERINGS. IT IS ABLE TO COUNTERS PROGRAM BETWEEN VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS AND HAVE COMPONENTS WITH THESE PROGRAMMINGS. THIS IS APART FROM OTHER LOCAL ARTS GROUPS. WE'RE MORE FLEXIBLE AND ABLE TO PROVIDE GREAT ENGAGEMENT IN WAYS THAT OTHER GROUPS CAN'T.

FOR OUR TENTH ANNIVERSARY YEAR, WE RECEIVED THE THIRD ARTS ALIVE GRANT FOR THE CONCERT SERIES. THIS WAS A CHANCE TO BRING EMERGING BANDS INTO THE LIGHT OF DAY FROM THE ARS AND INTEREST A FAMILY FRIENDLY CONCERT EVENT. WE HAD FOOD TRUCKS.

THERE'S ONLY A COUPLE OF THEM A YEAR.

AND THE FACT THEY GOT THREE IS PRETTY PHENOMENAL.

WE ALSO HAD CONTINUED SUCCESS WITH OUR SWINGING HOLIDAY SHOW MAD MAD MEN WHICH EXPANDED TO A SOLIDOUT PERFORMANCE LAST DECEMBER. ON STAGE, A -- ALONG WITH THE OTHER GREAT EVENTS THAT E GOT, THE MAX AND NEW WORKS OF LOCAL COMPOSERS AND OTHERS THAT ARE IN THE AS WEL KNOWN. YANNI SHANE'S EXHIBITION TOOK A JAPANESE MINIATURE SCULPTURE TRADITION AND BROUGHT IT TO LIFE ON HUGE CANVASES. OUR CLASSES CONTINUE TO EXPAND

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WITH OFFERINGS WITHIN MORE THAN 15 ARTISTIC DISCIPLINES.

THEN THERE WAS COVID. SO WE NAVIGATED THE PANDEMIC AS WE ALL HAVE. WE WORKED FROM HOME AND CANCELED AND RESCHEDULED EVENTS. WE MANAGED TO STAY ONNECTED TO THE PATRONS AND WELCOMED THEM BACK OVER THE SUMMER.

FIRST THE EXHIBITION IN THE GALLERY FEATURING THE WORK OF 3 OUR INSTRUCTORS AND A WAY TO SUPPORT ARTISTS WHILE THEY'RE NOT ABLE TO TEACH. WE HAD EACH INSTRUCTOR ON FACEBOOK LIVE AND HAD AN ONLINE GALLERY FOR THOSE THAT COULDN'T COME INTO THE BUILDING. THE NEXT -- ONE SECOND.

YES. SO NEXT IN AUGUST WE BROUGHT CLASSES BACK IN PLAIN AIR OUTSIDE.

WE LAID THE GROUNDWORK ON HOW TO BRING CLASSES BACK AS WELL AND HOW MANY FEET WE COULD GET IN THE CLASSROOMS. LIVE PERFORMANCE WAS THE LAST. A NEW LECTURE SERIES IN OCTOBER.

EACH PROGRAM HELPS US TO DETERMINE A WAY FORWARD THROUGH A SUSTAINABLE FINANCIAL MODEL OR AT LEAST AS SUSTAINABLE AS WE CAN GET RIGHT NOW. I ALSO WANT TO MENTION THAT THE FIRST CHAMBER ORCHESTRA CONCERT THAT WE HAD WAS THE FIRST LIVE PERFORMANCE THAT -- THAT THE -- THAT THE COLUMBUS HEALTH DEPARTMENT ACTUALLY CAME AND AUDITED AND THE GUY WAS THERE WITH HIS CLIPBOARD AND TOLD US THAT WE DID EVERYTHING PERFECTLY. WE WERE A MODEL FOR THE CITY AND HE -- HE WISHED EVERYBODY WOULD DO IT JUST LIKE THAT.

THAT WAS REALLY GREAT. WE FELT GREAT ABOUT HAVING THAT GREAT FEEDBACK. SO WHAT DOES THIS MEAN NOW? WE HAVE CUT 40 PERCENT OF THE BUDGET.

OUR STAFF HAS GONE FROM 7 TO 4 AND THE CITY FUNDING WHICH REMAINED THE SAME LAST YEAR, AND NOW IS MORE THAN 40 PERCENT OF OUR OPERATING BUDGET WHILE DURING THIS TIME REVENUE SOURCES ARE EXTREMELY LIMITED. BUT THE GOOD NEWS IS WITH ALL OF THE REDUCED EXPENSES, OUR CAREFUL FISCAL MANAGEMENT, WE CAN FEEL OUR WAY THROUGH THE PANDEMIC WITH A BALANCED BUDGET, GIVEN CITY FUNDING AND OTHER DONATIONS AND SUPPORT STAYS AT PREVIOUS YEAR LEVELS. WHAT DOES THAT MEAN FOR THE GREAT STATISTICS, 89,000 PEOPLE. HUNDREDS OF PROGRAMS, OUR PRIORITIES ARE THE SAME. THIS YEAR OUR IMPACT WILL BE IN NUMBERS AND NOT STORIES. FEEDBACK IS GREAT.

WE HAD STUDENTS HOW THANKFUL THEY ARE TO BE BACK AND CREATE ART URROUNDED BY OTHER PEOPLE. ONE OF OUR, THE GROUPS THAT RENTS FROM US SERVES DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES, PEOPLE WITH -- WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES AND -- AND ONE PARTICIPANT WHEN SHE FOUND OUT SHE COULD COME BACK CRIED IN JOY. THESE ARE WINNING OUR HEARTS.

AND AFTER EVERY SINGLE THEY THINK WE DO, WE'RE OFFERING SURS SURVEYS AND 14U7B PERCENT PEOPLE FEEL SAFE COMING BACK. WE GET ENCOURAGEMENT AND DONE FACES FROM PEOPLE THAT NEVER GAVE BEFORE.

SOMETHING THAT WAS A SURPRISE TO ME, WE'RE ACTUALLY NOT JUST GETTING THE REGULAR STUDENTS BACK.

WE HAVE NEW STUDENTS THAT HAVE NEVER TAKEN AN ART CLASS.

THERE'S AN OPPORTUNITY FOR US TO CONTINUE BUILDING NEW CONNECTIONS AS ELL AS SUSTAINING THE ONE WE HAVE BEFORE THE PANDEMIC. SO OUR GOALS FOR 2021 ARE GOING TO BE -- TO CONTINUE TO WORK WITH OUR WORTHINGTON COMMUNITY AND OUR LOCAL ARTISTS AND VARIETY OF WAYS TO ENJOY THE ARTS. THE NUMBER OF THE PEOPLE IN THE BUILDING IS DRAMATICALLY LESS, THE AWARENESS IS STILL GROWING.

I WAS RECENTLY INVITED TO BE ON FISHER TO TALK ABOUT HOW PERFORMING ARTS ARE OPENING BACK UP.

A COUPLE OF WEEKS AGO, THE MACK WAS SELECTED TO BE ONE OF THE ONLY ROTATIONS TO HOST THE BLACK LIVES MATTER.

SO WE'LL CONTINUE TO LEVERAGE THE SUPPORT OF THE CITY AND THE COMMUNITY AND PROTECT YOUR INVESTMENT IN THE MACK.

SO WHY SPORT HE ARTS? WHY NOW? THEY'RE 41 BILLION DOLLAR INDUSTRY IN OHIO.

THERE'S IN CARRYOUT FOR THE ARTS.

BUT AS IN-PERSON EVENTS RETURN, SO WILL THE LOCAL SPENDING.

PATRONS SPEND OVER TICKET PRICE. WE CAN BRING THAT IN TO

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WORTHINGTON BUSINESSES. THESE ARE PROBABLY MORE THAN THEY WERE WHEN THIS WAS TAKEN THROUGH THE PANDEMIC.

THE ARTS ARE A COMFORT TO US THROUGH THE LOCKDOWN AND E'LL BRING NEW CONNECTIONS. 82 PERCENT OF AMERICANS BELIEVE ARTS AND CULTURE ARE IMPORTANT TO THE ECONOMY.

87 PERCENT BELIEVE THE ARTS ARE IMPORTANT TO OUR QUALITY OF LIFE. 73 PERCENT SAY THE ARTS ARE A POSITIVE EXPERIENCE IN A TROUBLED WORLD.

THESE MURALS AS I MENTIONED HAVE JUST BEEN ON THE LAWN, ACTUALLY ON THE SCHOOL'S LAWN FOR A WEEK OR TWO.

FAMILIES STOP BY TO TAKE SELFIES.

ONE ENGLISH TEACHER SAID ON HER WAY TO WORK, SHE WAS HAVING A DIFFICULT DAY AND DIDN'T KNOW HOW SHE WOULD GET THROUGH.

SHE DROVE BY THE MURALS AND MADE THE DECISION TO THROW OUT THE LESSON PLAN AND BRING HER STUDENTS TO LOOK AT THEM.

LAST WEDNESDAY THERE WAS NO FEWER THAN FOUR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CLASSES THAT WALKED OVER AND WALKED AROUND AND ENJOYED -- ENJOYED THE BEAUTY OF THE MURALS BUT TALKED ABOUT WHAT THEY MEAN TO US PERSONALLY, TO OUR COMMUNITY AND OUR FUTURE.

ONE STORY, THE TEACHER SAID, I WAS GOING O TAKE THEM FOR A WALK BUT I DIDN'T KNOW WHERE WE WERE GOING.

SHE WAS GOING TO WALK OVER AND START THE CONVERSATION.

THE MINUTE THEY TURNED RIGHT FROM EVENING STREET, ONE KID YELLED WE'RE GOING TO SEE THE BLACK LIVES MATTER BOARD.

THE MINUTE WE HEAR THE CHILDREN OUTSIDE, WE RUN TO GO TALK TO THE TEACHERS AND FIND OUT THEIR INSPIRATION WITH THESE BOARDS.

THESE WILL BE UP SINCE MARTIN HUETHER KING DAY AND WE'RE HAPPY TO LOOK AT THE BRIBE LATTERS AND THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY TO PROVIDE MEANINGFUL PROGRAMMING CONNECTED TO THIS EHIBITION.

THOUGH TEN YEARS AGO, THE MACK OPENED IN THE MIDST OF A DIFFERENT ECONOMIC CRISIS. THE COMMUNITY HAS SUPPORTED US AND HELPED US GROW. TOGETHER WE WILL WEATHER AT COME OUT ON THE OTHER SIDE INSPIRED AND CONNECTED THROUGH THE ARTS.

THANK YOU. >> STOP SHARING THE SCREEN, WHEN I CAN'T SEE ANYTHING ANYMORE.

>> THERE YOU GO. >> MEMBERS FOR THE HARD WORK THAT YOU'VE DONE.

AND -- AND THE GREAT PROGRAMMING AND NOT HAVING TO ROLL WITH THE PUNCHES WHEN THE COVID CAME AND WE JUST WANT TO THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR HOW MUCH -- HOW MUCH ART ADDS TO THE COMMUNITY AND THE QUALITY OF LIFE FOR PEOPLE AND WE JUST THANK YOU SO MUCH.

FOR THE ARTS AND KEEPING IT GOING.

CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR FIRST YEAR IN SUCCESSFULLY MAKING IT

AS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR. >> THANK YOU.

THANK YOU. >> DO WE HAVE ANY QUESTIONS?

>> YEAH, I HAVE A QUESTION. FIRST THANK YOU AGAIN, I THINK THE EFFORTS THAT YOU'VE TAKEN TO -- TO -- TO -- TO PIVOT AND -- AND TO -- TO YOU KNOW EASE BACK INTO THINGS, I THINK THEY'RE IMPORTANT BECAUSE IF YOU LOOK AT THE ESULTS OF OUR RECENT SURVEY ON HOW THE COMMUNITY IS FEELING MENTAL HEALTH HAS BEEN ONE OF THE -- ONE OF THE TOP ISSUES THAT PEOPLE ARE FEELING IN THE COMMUNITY AND SO I CAN'T -- I CAN'T THINK OF A BETTER OPPORTUNITY FOR THE ARTS IT KIND OF HELP UPLIFT PEOPLE AND CONNECT PEOPLE AND SO I THINK IT IS SO IMPORTANT FOR US TO -- IT CONTINUE TO SUPPORT THOSE EFFORTS.

MY QUESTION S THAT I UNDERSTAND THAT THE STATE HAS RELEASED A SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT OF MONEY TOWARDS ARTS ORGANIZES.

I DIDN'T KNOW IF THE MACK WOULD BE ELIGIBLE FOR THOSE CARES ACT DOLLARS. ARE YOU ELIGIBLE OR ARE YOU THINKING ABOUT APPLYING FOR THEM?

>> WE DID -- WE ARE ELIGIBLE. THE FUNDS ARE BEING DISTRICTED THROUGH THE OHIO ARTS COUNCIL AND THEY'RE ONLY BEING MADE AVAILABLE TO -- TO THOSE ORGANIZATIONS THAT ARE ALREADY OPERATING SUPPORT GRANTEES AND THE MACK S ONE OF THOSE.

IN FACT, ACTUALLY, I DIDN'T HEAR ABOUT IT WHEN EVERYONE ELSE DID.

I HAD TO KIND OF ASK WHY WE WEREN'T INCLUDED.

THEIR UNIVERSITIES AND ARTS ORGANIZES THAT ARE PART OF THE UNIVERSITY AND MUNICIPALITY WERE EXCLUDED FROM THE FUNDING.

I WONDERED IF THEY THOUGHT WE WERE OFFICIALLY A PART OF WORTHING TON AND THAT'S WHY I DIDN'T GET THE INITIAL E-MAIL.

LUCKILY I REACHED OUT TO THEM AND WE QUALIFIED.

I SUBMITTED THE APPLICATION. THE EXPECTATION IS THE LION'S SHARE IS GOING TO THE LARGE ORGANIZATIONS IN THE STATE, CAP AND COLUMBUS IS REALLY HURTING AND NOT ABLE TO DO WHAT IT

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TYPICALLY DOES, CLEVELAND AND CINCINNATI, THEY HAVE ORGANIZATIONS. WE HOPE THERE'S LESS FOR THE LITTLE GUYS. WE JUST DON'T KNOW WHAT THAT IS.

THE DEADLINE HAS BEEN THURSDAY AND WE'LL FIND OUT WITHIN THE NEXT FEW WEEK, YOU KNOW, HOW THEY'RE GOING IT BE ALLOCATING

THOSE FUNDS. >> GREAT.

THANKS. WE'LL KEEP OUR FINGERS CROSSED

FOR YOU. >> LESLIE.

>> ANY OTHER QUESTIONS? >> I -- THIS IS JUST A COMMENT OF THANKING EVERYONE, THANKING YOU ERIN AND FOR ORGANIZING THE EVENTS. AS YOU SAID, THE WAS A GREAT PLACE TO BE AS A COMMUNITY THAT WAS SAFE AND COORDINATE WITH THE PARTNERSHIP AND MAKING SURE PEOPLE IN WILMINGTON DON'T HAVE A LOT OF THE COMMUNITY AND HAVING THOSE -- THOSE DIFFERENT -- THOSE DIFFERENT OPPORTUNITIES AND OUR -- PLACE TO HELP -- TO -- TO GET INSPIRATION AND -- AND -- AND -- AND A PLACE THAT YOU CAN HAVE IMPROVED MENTAL HEALTH.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR ALL OF THE WORK YOU'VE BEEN DOING.

>> THANK YOU. THANK YOU, RACHAEL FOR SHOWING UP AND SHOW UP EVERY TIME FOR A CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS.

PUT YOU ON STAGE THERE A COUPLE OF TIMES.

>> DO WE HAVE ANY OTHER QUESTIONS OR COMMENT?

>> YEAH, THANKS AGAIN, APPRECIATE THE INFORMATION, JUST -- JUST -- WE KNOW MORE ABOUT INTERACTION ENGAGEMENT IN YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH SOME OF THE COMMUNITY -- WHAT I WOULD CALL MAYBE SUBGRANTEES F -- OF THE FOLKS WE USED TO GRANT OUT MONEY TO FROM THE CITY FUNDS YEARS AGO THAT -- THAT WERE SWEPT UNDER 3

THE UMBRELLA. >> WELL, I AM STILL -- STILL -- STILL GETTING MY -- GETTING MY BEARINGS WHERE THAT IS CONCERNED. I THINK MATT AND I HAD A THAN INITIAL CONVERSATION. I THINK THAT WAS EARLY MARCH ABOUT -- ABOUT STARTING THAT CONVERSATION.

AND YOU KNOW, THINGS HAPPENED AND GOT IN THE WAY.

I DON'T ACTUALLY KNOW WHERE THE FUNDING STANDS FOR THAT THIS USER. I HEARD FROM ONE OF THE ARTS GROUPS THAT THE FUNDING US WHAT BEING HELD.

I IDN'T REACH OUT TO FIND THE DETAILS OF THAT.

THIS WAS A PROCESS THAT WAS IDENTIFIED FOR THE SMALLER ARTS GROUPS IT APPLY FOR FUNDING AND -- THAT'S SOMETHING I NEED MARE INFORMATION ABOUT, SO WE CAN MOVE FORWARD WITH THAT, IF IT IS

STILL A POSSIBILITY THIS YEAR. >> THANKS.

I URGE STAFF TO REKINDLE THAT FLAME A LITTLE BIT AS WELL.

>> THANKS. >> WE CAN DO THAT.

WE'LL FOLLOW UP WITH ERIN AND FIGURE OUT WHERE TO GO.

>> ANY OTHER QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS? HEARING NONE, ERIN, THANK YOU FOR THE WONDERFUL PRESENTATION 3 AND THE WONDERFUL WORK THAT YOUR BOARD AND YOUR VOLUNTEERS, YOUR STAFF ARE ALL DOING AND OUR WONDERFUL BEAUTIFUL MCCONNELL

ARTS CENTER. >> THANK YOU SO MUCH.

WE LOOK FORWARD TO HAVING EVERYONE BACK AGAIN, WHENEVER,

WHENEVER WE CAN. >> SOUNDS GOOD.

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OKAY MR. GREISEN, I GUESS WE'RE MOVING ON TO THE BUDGET.

>> YEAH. GLAD TO DO THAT.

WE HAVE MADE OUR NOT-FOR-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS INCLUDING THE THREE YOU JUST HEARD, EL VIBL FOR THE FIRST PROGRAM AND THEY WERE MAKING THEY WILL ELIGIBLE FROM THE SECOND ROUND.

WE EXPECT APPLICATIONS FOR THOSE AS WELL IN ADDITION TO THEIR ANNUAL BUDGET ALLOCATIONS. OUR NEXT -- OUR NEXT GROUP OF PRESENTERS ARE -- ARE -- ARE CITY DEPARTMENTS.

SO THIS WILL TAKE US THROUGH -- THROUGH THE REMAINDER F THE DEPARTMENTS AND -- AND -- AND WE HAVE -- I HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO PRESENT ABOUT GOVERNMENT ON A ZOOM TO MY WIFE'S THIRD GRADE CLASS. I CALLED THE DEPARTMENT OF FUND FOR THE THIRD GRADERS. I TURN IT OVER TO MR. HURLEY FUND.TOR OF THE DEPARTMENT OF - YOU DIDN'T EVEN LAUGH.

>> WELL, I THINK IT IS JUST OBVIOUS WE'RE THE DEPARTMENT OF FUN, RIGHT? AND LIKE A LOT OF ORGANIZATIONS THIS YEAR, IT HAS BEEN MORE CHALLENGE THIS YEAR O BRING FUNDS THAN USUAL. I'M EXCITED THAT WE TOO WILL

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IMPROVISE AND I THINK AS WE REOPEN FACETS A -- FACILITIES A THE COMMUNITY CENTER AND THE PROGRAMMING AND M.D. GUY OUR EVENTS AND WE WERE SEEING MARE AND MORE PEOPLE ENGAGE AND DO SO SAFELY AND WE'LL CONTINUE AS WE LOSE DAYLIGHT AND LOSE WEATHER ON THIS -- THIS WEEK HAS BEEN GREAT BUT GENERALLY LOSING WEATHER AND PROUD OF THE STAFF FOR WHAT THEY'VE BEEN ABLE TO DO AND HAVE MANS TO DO AS WE ENTER THE WINTER MONTHS HERE.

WE'LL KEEP YOU POSTED ON THAT S WE -- WE GET MORE AND MORE OF THAT GOING. AS FAR AS OUR BUDGET PRESENTATION TONIGHT, JUST A -- WANTED TO HIGHLIGHT THE CHANGES THAT YOU CAN SEE ON THE SCREEN IN FRONT OF YOU.

WE'LL HAVE A DECREASE AT 21, PRINT AND CONTRACTUAL SERVICES.

YOU'LL SEE ON THE NEXT SLIDE IN A SECOND THAT WE ACTUALLY SHOW AN INCREASE IN EXPENDITURES. A BIG CLUNK OF THAT WAS BECAUSE THE FIRST MAJOR PIPE REPAIR PROJECT WAS ADDED TO THE FUNDS AND THEN BECAUSE WE REGISTERED SUMMER CAMPS AND MANY OF OUR OTHER PROGRAMS AS WE WERE IN THE SPRING, WE HAD A VERY LARGE REFUND APPROPRIATION TO REFUND A LOT OF THOSE EXPENSES.

I'M EXCITED AND PROUD TO SAY THAT WE ALSO MADE A BIG DENT WITH CUTS IN EXPENDITURES. CERTAINLY IT IS GOING TO LOOK ODD THAT WE INCREASED SOME EXPENDITURES IN THE BAR DWRAF YOU'LL SEE IN A SECOND. I WANTED TO GIVE YOU A REASON WHY. I KNOW THE OTHER DEPARTMENTS WE'VE BEEN HIGHLIGHTING THE 3 VACANT POSITIONS.

WE HAVE TWO IN PARKS AND REC. THE SUPERINTENDENT WHO RETIRED AT THE END OF MARCH, WE HELD THAT POSITION VACANT.

THAT'S OUR -- OUR NUMBER BETWEEN IN TERMS OF -- F BOTH OVERSIGHT OF THE COMMUNITY CENTER AND AS IT IS RECONSTITUTED TO HELP BRING THE GRISWOLD AND COMMUNITY CENTER IN LINE.

WE'VE BEEN ABLE TO NAVIGATE WITH A LITTLE LESS GOING ON IN THE DEPARTMENT, WE'VE BEEN ABLE TO UTILIZE OUR MANAGER AND OTHER FOLKS TO FILL THAT VOID IN THE MEANTIME.

WE ALSO HAD BUILDING MAINTENANCE POSITION.

THIS IS ONE OF TWO POSITIONS. WE JUST REQUEST ACTIVITY, WE HAVE BEEN ABLE TO -- TO PUT A HOLD OVER THOSE.

A FINGER OVER SOME HOLES AND KEEP THINGS GOING.

THAT POSITION HAS BEEN VACANT SINCE LAST YEAR AT THIS TIME.

WE'RE HOPEFUL TO BE ABLE TO FILL THAT AS WE GET INTO THE NEW YEAR AND GET MORE AND MORE THINGS GOING.

THIS IS SUMMARY OF OUR EXPENDITURES, YOU SEAT JUMP IN 20 BECAUSE OF THESE EXPENSES THAT I TALKED AOUT.

AND THEN TO HIGHLIGHT ON THE NEXT SLIDE SOME OF OUR -- -- SOME OF OUR BIGGER THINGS GOING ON THIS YEAR.

WE -- WE'RE EXCITED AS YOU REINSTITUTED OUR FUNDING IF THE SHELBY PARK PLAY GROUND. WE'VE GOT FUNDING FOR THAT.

WE HAVE A SURVEY IN THE COMMUNITY WHICH I BELIEVE IS AT OVER 100 RSPONSES. WE'RE GETTING INFORMATION TO ALLOW US TO WORK WITH VENDOR TO COME UP WITH DESIGNS THAT GO BACK OUT TO THE COMMUNITY AND PREPARE US TO HAVE THAT PROJECT QUEUED UP WHEN THE WEATHER ALLOWS AS WE COME THROUGH WINTER HERE. IT'LL BE EXCITING IMPROVEMENT THERE. PROBABLY ONE OF OUR MOST HEAVILY USED PROGRAMS AND A NEIGHBORHOOD PARK THERE, VERY POPULAR.

AND OF COURSE THE EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES WE HOLD THERE.

WE ALSO HAVE COMING UP THIS YEAR REPLACEMENT OF THINGS IN THE COMMUNITY CENTER. SOME ARE ROUTINE AND SOME ARE MORE CAPITAL. SEVERAL OF THOSE WERE PLANNED FOR 20 AND HAVE GOTTEN BROUGHT BACK TO 21, INCLUDING OUR EQUIPMENT AND WINDOWS AND DOORS AND -- AND A BIG PROJECT WITH SOME DIAMOND BRIGHT THAT WILL BE DONE AT THE END OF NEXT SUMMER.

>> AS EXCITED AS I'M SURE YOU WERE TO SEE A LOT OF MENTION OF BIKE AND PEDESTRIAN ACCESS AND THE VISION PRESENTATION THIS EVENING, WE'RE EXCITED TO BE -- TO BE AS PARKS CENTER A BIG PART OF THE FACILITATING THE BIKE BOARD.

AND WE'VE BEEN REALLY FOCUSING SINCE THE COMPLETION OF THE MASTER PLAN ON -- ON NOT JUST TRYING TO IMPLEMENT PROJECTS WITH THE FUNDING YOU PROVIDED THROUGH THE CIP BUT ALSO SHIFTING INTO OME MORE EDUCATION AND ENCOURAGEMENT AND SO WE -- WE WERE ABLE TO HAVE A SPECIAL EVENTS SPEAKING OF -- OF NAVIGATING THROUGH THE COVID SITUATION, WE WERE ABLE TO STILL HAVE A SPECIAL EVENT. MANY OF YOU ATTENDED OUR -- OUR EDUCATIONAL SESSION ON BIKE BOULEVARDS.

SO WE'VE BEEN EXCITED ABOUT THIS.

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AND WE HAVE THE LEAD CONSULTANT TO GET THEM STARTED AGAIN.

WE EXPECT TO BE OUT TO BUILD THIS WENT FOUR FACE ONE OF THE RENOVATIONS AS REPRESENTED TO YOU BACK IN MARCH.

WE'LL KEEP THAT IN FRONT OF YOU AS WE CONTINUE TO FINALIZE DESIGN AND MAKE DECISIONS AROUND THE BUDGET AND GET THAT PRONL EK

READY TO GO. >> THAT'S ALL I HAVE UNLESS YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ON PARKS AND R

REC. >> I WONDER IF YOU HAD CONVERSATION ABOUT OUTDOOR AND FIRE PIT AND MORE WORK AND STUFF FOR OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES. WHAT FORM THAT MIGHT TAKE.

IF YOU HAD A CONVERSATION ABOUT THAT AS WE CONTINUE THROUGH THE

PANDEMIC IN COLD MONTHS. >> IT IS INTERESTING WE SHARED AROUND OUR DEPARTMENT A GREAT ARTICLE THAT WAS GIVEN TO ME ABOUT OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES AND A HUGE INCREASE IN THE BIKE, AND WE STRETCHED THAT INTO OUR PARKS AND REC THINKING.

OUTSIDE WE HAVE THE HARD-CORE EXERCISES MEETING AT 6 A.M. IN THE DARK IN THE PARKING LOT AT THE COMMUNITY CENTER BECAUSE THEY FEEL SAFER DOING THEIR WORKOUT OUTSIDE.

WE ARE CHARGING EVERYONE WITH THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX TO HAVE THEM MAINTAIN, OBVIOUSLY MAYBE A SHORTER VERSION.

IF WE GET SOW, WE MAY LOOK AT THINGS YOU MENTIONED, COUNCIL MEMBER SMITH. WE WILL LOOK IF WAYS TO DO WHAT WE CAN. YOU NEVER KNOW THE WEATHER IN OHIO. I'M SURE WE'LL HAVE OPPORTUNITY.

>> >> CERTAINLY COST EFFECTIVE IS -- IS TRASH CANS WE USED TO USE AS HEARS FOR LARGE GROUP OF PEOPLE. ANY QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS?

>> I WANTED TO CONGRATULATE THE STAFF ON THE NICE JOB THEY'RE DOING ON ROPENING THE COMMUNITY CENTER AT THE DIFFERENT PHASES THAT YOU'VE BEEN GOING THROUGH AND TRYING TO GET IT OPEN IN A

SAFE MANNER. >> YEAH, YOU KNOWS THAT CHALLENGE. WE JUST SPOKE TODAY, IT SEEMS LIKE WITH EVERYTHING THAT WE DO, OF COURSE SOME PEOPLE SAY WE'RE NOT DOING ENOUGH FAST ENOUGH. SOME PEOPLE SAY WE'RE GOING TOO FAST. IT IS A CHALLENGE YOU FACE.

WE FEEL GOOD ABOUT HOW WE'RE DOING THINGS AND WE FEEL GOOD ABOUT LIKE I SAID, WE HAVE MORE AND MORE COMING BACK ONLINE, ALL

BE IT IN A VERY MEASURED WAY. >> OKAY.

ANY OTHER QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS? MR. HURLEY, THANK YOU AND THANK YOUR STAFF FOR ALL OF THE HARD WORK THEY DO.

THIS IS A TRYING TIME. I KNOW THEY'VE GONE THROUGH THESE PHASES AND WATCHED THE VIRTUAL PROGRAMS COMING ON DURING THE HEIGHT OF THE COVID AND SEEING THE DIFFERENT KINDS OF PROGRAMS THEY'RE TRYING TO DO AND REOPEN, WANT IT SAY THANK

YOU. >> THANK YOU.

>> PRESIDENT MICHAEL, I WOULD ALSO NOTE AND I DON'T THINK MR.M MR. HURLEY HIGHLIGHT BUT WE STILL HAVE PART TIMERS FURLOUGHED AND MR. HURLEY HAS DONE A GREAT JOB KEEPING IN TOUCH WITH THEM.

AND WHILE THAT'S -- THAT'S BEEN PART OF OUR COST SAVING MEASURES AS WE HAD LESS ACTIVITY, WE'RE CERTAINLY CONSCIOUS OF THE IMPACTS OF THAT OPERATIONALLY AND ON THEM AS A HUMAN RESOURCE AND THEN -- THEN AS FAMILIES AND INDIVIDUALS, THEY -- THE FULL-TIME STAFF HAS REALLY -- REALLY -- DESERVE A LOT OF CREDIT. THEY -- THEY FILLED IN REALLY EVERYWHERE OUTSIDE THEIR JOB DISTRIBUTIONS AND DOING ALL

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KINDS OF THINGS THEY MAY NOT HAVE EXPECTED THEMSELVES TO HAVE TO DO THIS SUMMER. SO WE APPRECIATE PEOPLE THAT USUALLY WORK THE -- WORK -- WORK WITH FITNESS OR WITH SENIORS, WATERING HANGING BASKETS AND ALL OF THAT KIND OF STUFF.

JUST GETTING THE JOB DONE WHERE IT NEEDS TO BE DONE WITH LIMITED

RESOURCES. >> THANK YOU, MR. GREISEN.

WE LOOK FOR SILVER LININGS AND ONE THEY THINK IS AN APPRECIATION FOR A LOT OF THINGS OTHER PEOPLE DO.

I HEARD A LOT OF THAT RECREATION STAFF AFTER SPENDING A DAY OUTLINING A BALL FIELD OR -- OR LANDSCAPING AN EVENT.

APPRECIATE OUR PARKS CREW AND VICE VERSA.

IT HAS BEEN GREAT THAT THE STAFF HAD THE SPIRIT TO JUMP IN AND DO DIFFERENT THINGS. IT IS GOOD THINGS ACROSS THE

DEPARTMENT FOR PEOPLE. >> IT IS GREAT FLEXIBILITY AND POSITIVE ATTITUDES. SPEAKING OF POSITIVE ATTITUDES.

WE'RE MOVING TO THE SERVICE AND ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT WHERE MR. WHITEHEAD IF HE'S -- HE'S AVAILABLE IS GOING TO WALK YOU THROUGH THEIR BUDGET AND THAT WILL BE OUR LAST OPERATING BUDGET PRESENTATION THEN I'LL TALK ABOUT BUDGET NEXT.

>> WE THINGS HAPPEN. OUR PURPOSE.

OUR BUDGET CHANGES AS FAR AS THE -- THE YEARS, WE HAD A LOSS OF MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN AND THAT PUT PEOPLE ON OUR STAFF PARTICULARLY SINCE WE'RE FOCUSING, OUR STAFF IS FOCUSING ON COVID AND LEAN-UP AND -- AND CIP PROGRAMS, AND THE PROGRAM GOING. AND WE ALSO ARE DOWN WITH OUR SEASONAL STAFF AND THEY DO A LOT OF STUFF O KEEP US UP WITH BASKETS AND THE HOLIDAY DECORATIONS AND A LOT OF THINGS THAT CAN KEEP THE STAFF BUSY ON OTHER PERTINENT ITEMS. THAT'S OUR ISSUE AS FAR AS THAT GOES.

AS WITH THE PARKS DEPARTMENT, THEY ARE DOING A GREAT JOB OF KEEPING UP WITH IT. I MEAN THE NEXT SLIDE THERE, I -- I REALLY -- I DON'T HAVE A LOT TO -- TO PULL OUT ON THAT.

I WAS FLAT ACROSS THE BOARD. THERE'S BEEN A FEW CHANGES AROUND WITH THE -- WITH THE -- WITH THE -- WITH THE ALLOCATIONS TO A DIFFERENT FUND BUT THE FUNDING IS VIRTUALLY FLAT ALL THE WAY ACROSS. AND PUTTING QUESTIONS TO POSSIBLY DEFER TO MR. BARNER. AS FAR AS OUR NEXT SLIDE THERE, AS FAR AS THE -- THE GOALS FOR 2021, WE GOT A LOT OF STUFF GOING ON. YOU KNOW, LOOK AT THESE PROJECTS HERE AND THERE'S ABOUT 15 MILLION DOLLARS WORTH OF CONSTRUCTION. AGAIN GATEWAY IMPROVEMENTS COMPLETED. AND WE GO NEXT YEAR TO GET IT COMPLETED IN 2022, WE LIKE TO BELIEVE ABLE TO MOVE FORWARD WITH THE PROJECT AND THE CANYON BROOKS SILVER PROJECT AND IN THE NEAR FUTURE, VERY LARGE AND INTENSE PROJECTS THAT -- THAT WILL TAKE A LOT OF OUR TIME. AS WELL AS THE -- IMPLEMENTING THE -- THE REPAIR RECOMMENDATIONS WE TALKED ABOUT LAST WEEK FOR THE -- FOR THE CENTER WITH SEWER LEARNING AND OTHER REPAIRS THAT NEED TO BE DONE.

YOU DON'T HAVE A LARGE PROJECT AT THE POLICE STATION THAT WILL BLEED INTO NEXT YEAR AS WELL, WITH HVAC IMPROVEMENTS AND THE ISSUES THERE. AND COMPLETING THE VESTIBULE AND REPLACING THE ROOF. AND REPAIRING THE ENVELOPE TO MAKE IT A SEAL GOING AT THE POLICE STATION, IT -- IF YOU HAPPEN TO STOP BY THERE, YOU'LL NOTICE THAT HAS TAKEN A LOT OF TIME AND EFFORT AND IT IS CHAOTIC WITH MR. TREADWAY AND OUR SERVICE DEPARTMENT HAS O NOT A PHENOMENAL JOB OF KEEPING UP WITH THAT, INCLUDING OUR CONTRACTORS.

AND SO FAR IT WILL GO ON FOR QUITE SOMETIME.

EXCITED TO SAY THAT WE'LL BEGIN WITH OUR DESIGN OF THE WATERWAY IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS HERE IN 2021 AND MOVING TO CONSTRUCTION IN 2022 WITH -- WITH -- WITH -- WITH THE HILLS AREA WITH THE PROJECT THERE AND CONTINUE TO TAKE THOSE DOWN OVER TIME.

IT WOULD BE NICE TO GET THAT TAKEN CARE OF TO REDUCE THE HOTSPOTS THAT WILL OCCUR WITH THE WATERING SYSTEM.

AND A FEW OTHER THINGS, TO CONTINUE ON OUR COMPREHENSIVE CITY BUILDING ASSESSMENT, PROJECT IDENTIFICATION, INVENTORY OF OUR ASSETS AND BEGINNING WITH THE FACILITIES

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AND THE ITEMS THERE AND MOVING ON TO OTHER INFRASTRUCTURE.

IT TIES INTO OUR SUBASSESSMENT PROGRAM.

WE REFINE OUR POLICIES AND PROTOCOLS AND PROCEDURES TO MOVE FORWARD WITH -- WITH WHAT WE -- WE HOPE TO DO TO JUST BRING OUR DEPARTMENTS O THE NEXT LEVEL SO THAT WE CAN -- CAN JUST BE AS TOP-NOTCH AS WE POSSIBLY CAN BE TO PROVIDE -- TO PROVIDE BEST SERVICE WE CAN TO THE CITIZENS. ONE THING I DID WANT TO MENTION, ENGINEERING IS FOCUSED ON THE DESIGN REVIEW, PROGRAMMING INSPECTION AND COORDINATE NAUGS AND G.I.S. INVENTORY.

THEY'RE PIZZI WITH THOSE THINGS YOU SEE HERE WHILE THE SERVICE DEPARTMENT IS TAKING CARE OF OUR INFRASTRUCTURE, BASKETS, ALL OF THOSE DIFFERENT THINGS. GIVEN THE MAGNITUDE OF PROJECTS COMING UP, THIRD PARTY CONSTRUCTION AND INSPECTION, FIRMS TO HELP US OUT WITH THAT AND DO THAT IN A QUALITY WAY AND BE ABLE TO DO THAT AND THOSE ARE IN THE BUDGET.

THAT'S SOMETHING A LITTLE DIFFERENT THAN WHAT HAS BEEN DONE IN THE IVE YEARS HERE. AND WE ARE RUNNING TO KEEP UP WITH THE MAGNITUDE WORK OF WHAT WE HAVE GOING ON.

I'M HAPPY TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS.

>> DOES ANYONE HAVE ANY QUESTIONS?

>> I DON'T HAVE A QUESTION, BUT I HAVE A GRIPE.

HOW COME -- HOW COME PUBLIC WORKS COMMISSION GOT TOP BILLING ON THE SIGN FOR NORTHEAST GATEWAY AND WE'RE ALL THE WAY DOWN AT THE BOTTOM. WE'RE DOING ALL THE WORK.

>> TO GET HIS MONEY, I GUESS. >> THAT'S THE EASY PART.

I WANT TO GO BACK AND GET THAT SIGN REPAINTED.

>> MR. MYERS, GO OUT WITH A SPRAIN CAN AND I'LL GO WITH YOU.

>> YOU KNOW, SOMETHING -- I'LL GET THE PAINT AND MEET YOU OUT

THERE SATURDAY MORNING. >> ALL RIGHT.

WE'LL DO THAT. >> WE'LL

>> ANY OTHER QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS.

>> I JUST WANTED TO SAY I WANT TO THANK YOU FOR ALL THAT YOU HAVE GOING ON. I KNOW I'VE BEEN TALKING ABOUT WATER LINES EVER SINCE I GOT ON CITY COUNCIL NINE YEARS AGO.

COLONIAL HILLS WILL GET THE WATER LINES REPLACED AND I'M SURE IT IS BECAUSE OF THE UPDATES AND GOING IT MAKE SURE EVERYTHING GETS REPAVED OR NOT REPAVED AND BAEFD ON WHAT OTHER STUFF IS GOING TO GET RIPPED UP. VERY IMPRESSED WITH HOW WE'VE BEEN STAGING EVERYTHING AND DOING -- AND DOING MORE FOR LESS. WE'RE ABOUT DONE WITH THAT.

EVERYONE IS STRETCHING THEIR BUDGET AS TIGHT AS POSSIBLE AND I APPRECIATE ALL -- ALL OF THE NEW -- ALL OF THE NEW CYCLE COSTS. THAT'S GOOD STUFF WE'VE BEEN BRINGING TO THE CITY TO HELP PREPARE AND INFRASTRUCTURE AND EVERYONE IN WORTHINGTON. THANK YOU.

I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING MORE CONSTRUCTION AROUND

WORTHINGTON. >> WE DEFINITELY APPRECIATE YOUR SUPPORT. YOU GUYS BEEN AWESOME FOR ALL OF THE WORK WE'VE BEEN GETTING DONE.

>> I ALSO WANT TO JOIN YOU IN THANKING YOU AND YOUR STAFF FOR THE HARD WORK THEY DO. AND QUITE THE VARIETY OF WORK.

AND OUR CITY WOULDN'T BE WHAT IT IS IF IT WEREN'T FOR ALL THE DEDICATED STAFF. PEOPLE DON'T REALIZE WHAT IS HAPPENING WITH SEWERS AND FIXING SIDEWALKS AND MAINTAINING TRAFFIC LIGHTS AND WE REALLY THANK YOU VERY MUCH AND THANK

YOUR STAFF. >> THANK YOU.

>> MR. WHITEHEAD'S TEAM, LIKE MR. HURLEY'S TEAM DID IT WITH A LITTLE LESS FULL-TIME STAFF AS WELL AS FULL-TIME STAFF DOING THINGS THAT SEASONALS NORMALLY DO THIS SUMMER.

I THINK WE ONLY FUNDED ONE SEASONAL.

SO THEY WERE -- THEY WERE DOWN QUITE A BIT.

SO DOING LOTS OF THINGS. EVERYBODY PITCHING IN.

>> ANY OTHER -- ANYTHING ELSE FOR SERVICE AND ENGINEERING? NOT, THANK YOU VERY MUCH MR. WHITEHEAD.

[5.c. Financial Report - October]

>> I GUESS MOVING ON TO THE OCTOBER FINANCIAL REPORT.

>> YEAH, LET ME -- BEFORE I TURN IT OVER TO MR. BOWYER, PRESIDENT AND MEMBERS OF COUNCIL, LET ME CHECK IN WITH THE OPERATING BUDGET AND THE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS PROGRAM.

SO WE HAVE -- WE HAVE DONE PRESENTATIONS ON THE FIVE-YEAR

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FORECAST. WE'VE DONE PRESENTATIONS ON THE FORECAST FOR THE CIP AS WELL AS THE -- AS WELL AS THE CIP ITSELF GOING THROUGH THE PROJECTS FOR 2021 AS WELL AS THE PLANNED ONES FOR THE OUT YEARS. AND WE NOW WORKED THROUGH -- THROUGH EACH DEPARTMENT. SO WHAT I WOULD -- I WOULD -- I WOULD - WHAT I WOULD LIKE TO DO IS OUR GOAL IS TO TRY TO GET THE -- THE -- THE PLAN AND THE BUDGET ADOPTED AT THE FIRST MEETING IN DECEMBER PROBABLY, MR. BARTER? AND THEN SO IT WOULD BE HELPFUL IF YOU HAVE ANY ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS THAT YOU WOULD LIKE US TO ADDRESS IN THE -- IN THE -- IN THE ONE MEETING WE HAVE BEFORE THAT FINAL PUBLIC HEARING WHICH IS NEXT WEEK. IF WE COULD WE LIKE THE OPPORTUNITY TO DO THAT. IS THERE ANYTHING -- ANYTHING YOU CAN TELL ME NOW OR YOU CAN TELL ME LATER.

IF THERE'S ANYTHING YOU LIKE US TO -- TO -- TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON WE HAVE ESSENTIALLY NEXT WEEK TO DO IT BEFORE WE OME TO THE FINAL -- BEFORE E -- BEFORE WE PRESENT THE LEGISLATION FOR ADOPTION.

ANY QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS ABOUT THAT PROCESS?

MR. BARTER? >> THANK YOU.

MEMBERS OF COUNCIL YOU HAVE BEFORE YOU THE OCTOBER 2020 FINANCIAL REPORT. THE ONE THING OF NET I DID MOVE JUST UNDER 1.3 MILLION DOLLARS IN EXPENSES OUT OF THE GENERAL FUND AND INTO THE CORONAVIRUS RELIEF FUND, AS WE TALKED ABOUT NUMEROUS NUMEROUS TIMES. SO THAT -- THAT DID INCREASE EXPENDITURES. BE HAPPY TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE. IF NONE, A MOTION TO APPROVE THE

OCTOBER 2020 FINANCIAL REPORT? >> MR. MUELLER EPEAT WHAT YOU SAID ONE MORE TIME ABOUT THE MOVEMENT?

>> WE RECEIVED CARES ACT FUNDING WHICH BY MANDATE FROM THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT MUST BE RECEIVED IN A DIFFERENT FUND WHICH IS THE CORONAVIRUS RELIEF FUND THAT WAS ESTABLISHED.

WE MOVED ABOUT 1.3 MILLION DOLLARS IN EXPENSES, PREDOMINANTLY WAGES OF OUR SAFETY SERVICES, DEPARTMENTS AND TO THE CORONAVIRUS RELIEF FUND WHICH THEN REDUCES THE AMOUNT OF EXPENDITURES AND THE GENERAL FUND AND INCREASED THE FUND

AMOUNTS. >> INCREASES THE FUND

BALANCE. >> CORRECT.

>> THANK YOU. >> YOU'RE WELCOME.

>> ANY OTHER QUESTIONS? >> MOVE TO ACCEPT.

>> MOVED BY MR. MYERS, SECOND BY MR. BOOKER.

ANY FURTHER DISCUSSION ON THE -- ON THE FINANCIAL REPORT?

IF NOT SIGNIFY. >> MR. BARTER, THANK YOU GETTING THIS THROUGH.ORK IN - MR. GREISEN BEFORE I GO TO THE COUNCIL REPORTS ANYTHING ELSE YOU WANT TO BRING UP?

>> NO. I THINK WE WOULD LIKE TO HAVE A REAL BRIEF EXECUTIVE SESSION IF -- IT COULD WAIT UNTIL NEXT WEEK IF YOU'RE DONE. WE NEED IT TALK ABOUT BOARD AND COMMISSION APPOINTMENTS. OTHER HAN THAT, I HAVE -- I HAVE ONLY ONE OR BRIEF REPORT AND THAT IS I AM STARTING TO -- IT DUST OFF ALL OF THE -- F THE JOINT RECREATION DISTRICT MATERIALS AND -- AND -- AND DOCUMENTS AND WILL BE PULLING TOGETHER A MEETING WITH COUNCIL PRESIDENT MICHAEL AND SCHOOL LEADERSHIP AND -- IT -- TO THE ISSUES ASSOCIATED WITH FUNDING THE IMPROVEMENT OF THE POOL COMPLEX, RAN BY SWIM INC., THERE'S A NEED THAT WE TALKED ABOUT BEFORE. THE SECOND IS THAT SWIM INC. WAS CLEARED IT USE THE -- THE MILLION DOLLARS IN STATE FUNDS

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FOR -- FOR -- FOR -- FOR CONSULTS ASSISTANCE.

THEY WENT THROUGH A ROBUST CONSULTING PROCESS THAT MR. HUR MY SERVED ON THE COMMITTEE FOR AS WELL AS FACILITY STAFF AND OTHERS. IT DOESN'T MAKE SENSE TO ENTER INTO CONSULTING CONTRACTS TO -- TO FURTHER THE -- THE -- THE SCOPE OF THE POOL PROJECT AND -- AND COST ESTIMATED IF THERE'S NOT A -- A VEHICLE TO FUND THE CONSTRUCTION.

SO WE NEED TO -- TO BRING FOCUS TO THAT HERE IN THE COMING MONTHS. WE'RE STARTING TO SPEND MARE

TIME ON THAT AGAIN. >> THANK YOU, MR. GREISEN.

COUNCIL -- GO AHEAD. >> I WANTED TO SAY BEFORE WE MOVE ON. I KNOW I VOLUNTEERED TO BE PART OF THAT WORK AS WELL. I WILL CONTINUE TO BE WILLING TO DO THAT IF PEOPLE THINK THAT IS HELPFUL.

>> GREAT. >> WE WOULD LOVE THAT AGAIN.

THANK YOU FOR -- FOR -- FOR -- THANK YOU.

>> IMPORTANT PROJECT FOR THE COMMUNITY.

>> INDEED. >> ID COUNCIL MEMBERS WANT TO GO TO EXECUTIVE SESSION THIS WEEK R NEXT WEEK?

>> NEXT WEEK. >> OKAY.

ANYBODY OBJECT TO NEXT WEEK? HEARING NO OBJECTIONS, WE MOVE

THAT TO NEXT WEEK. >> OKAY.

[Reports of Council Members]

EXECUTIVE SESSION. ANYTHING ELSE?

>> NO. >> MOVING ON TO -- TO REPORTS OF COUNCIL MEMBERS. MR. BOOKER?

>> NOTHING TONIGHT, THANK YOU. >> MISS KOWALCZYK.

>> NOTHING. >> MR. SMITH.

>> YOU'VE BEAN VERY TALKATIVE TONIGHT.

>> YEAH. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

>> NOTHING. OKAY.

MR. MYERS? >> I HAVE TWO THINGS.

I SAW INITIAL REACTION AS A OPEFUL

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SCEPTIC, I FEEL VERY HOPEFUL TONIGHT.

THAT WAS EXCELLENT. NICELY DONE VISIONING COMMITTEE.

THAT'S ALL I HAVE, MADAM PRESIDENT.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: I THINK WE'RE ALL IMPRESSED WITH THE REPORT AND LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING THE REST OF IT.

I NORMALLY DON'T HAVE SEVERAL THINGS BUT I DO THIS TIME.

ONE, I ATTENDED LEADERSHIP MEETING WITH THE COUNTY -- WITH THE COMMISSION O'GRADY AND MAYOR GINTHER AND THE FRANKLIN COUNTY AND COLUMBUS HEALTH DEPARTMENT TALKING ABOUT COVID-19 AND ASKING US TO COME TOGETHER AS COMMUNITIES AND TALK ABOUT TRYING TO ENCOURAGE THE SOCIAL DISTANCING, THE MASKS AND IF YOU HAVE OTHER IDEAS OF THINGS WE CAN DO, THEY WERE TALKING ABOUT THE STATISTICS AND HOW THINGS ARE GOING.

THAT WAS A CALL THAT I WAS ON. MORE IMPORTANTLY, TWO CENTRAL OHIO MAYOR MANAGER CALLS, ONE WAS THE GENERAL MEETING, THE OTHER WAS THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING.

THERE ARE FOUR PIECES OF LEGISLATION, TWO OF WHICH ARE CRITICAL, AND ENCOURAGING COMMUNITIES TO TAKE SOME ACTION.

I WANTED TO DISCUSS THESE WITH YOU.

ONE, I DON'T HAVE THE NUMBERS BUT I KNOW WE CAN GET THEM.

THE FIRST IS ONE THAT RIGHT NOW, THE ABILITY FOR LOCAL GOVERNING BODIES TO CONDUCT VIRTUAL MEETINGS EXPIRES DECEMBER 1ST.

THAT MEANS STARTING UNLESS THE PIECE OF LEGISLATION GETS PAST, AFTER DECEMBER 1ST, WE HAVE TO MEETING IN PERSON.

THE CENTRAL OHIO MAYOR MANAGER'S ASSOCIATION AND SEVERAL OF THE CITY MEMBERS HAVE BEEN PASSING RESOLUTIONS TO BE SENT OUT TO ALL OF THE LEGISLATURE. ENCOURAGING THEM TO GET LEGISLATION IN PLACE BEFORE DECEMBER 1ST, WITH UPTICK OF COVID AND WITH ALL OF THOSE THINGS GOING, I KNOW MANY PEOPLE ARE IS MORE COMFORTABLE TO HAVE THE ABILITY TO GO VIRTUAL OR UNPERSON -- IN PERSON. WE WANT THE CHOICE OPEN SO AS A COUNCIL, WE CAN DECIDE WHAT WE THINK IS BEST.

THAT'S MY OPINION. THE GENERAL CONSENSUS OPINION OF THE CENTRAL OHIO MAYOR MANAGER'S ASSOCIATION.

GROVE CITY DID ONE AND SENT A COPY, I FORWARDED TO MR. MEYERS AND TO THE LAW DIRECTOR SO THEY WOULD HAVE THE COPIES.

GENERAL CONCEPT IS IF THE COUNCIL LIKES THE CONCEPT WE CAN HAVE SOMETHING DRAFTED FOR OUR NEXT MEETING.

I WANTED TO KNOW YOUR THOUGHTS. DO YOU WANT TO STATE THAT WE WANT THE LEGISLATURE TO GIVE US AN OPPORTUNITY TO CHOOSE WHETHER OR NOT WE WANT TO GO VIRTUAL AND NOT HAVE THE CHOICE TAKEN AWAY DECEMBER 1ST. THOUGHTS, MR. MEYERS?

>> PRO TEM S. MYERS: DO WE HAVE THE OPTION TO UNILATERALLY, WITHOUT GENERAL ASSEMBLY APPROVAL UNDER OUR CHARTER OR ORDINANCES TO CONVENE VIRTUAL MEETINGS ON OUR OWN.

I DON'T NEED AN ANSWER NOW. SECONDLY, AS MUCH AS I WOULD LIKE TO BE IN ERSON, I THINK FOR US TO GO BACK NOW WOULD BE IRRESPONSIBLE AND POOR EXAMPLE TO SET TO THE PUBLIC.

WHATEVER WE NEED TO DO TO ENCOURAGE THAT LEGISLATION AND WHATEVER WE NEED TO DO TO CONTINUE TO MEET VIRTUALLY.

MY OFFICE IS NOT GOING BACK UNTIL MAY PURSUANT TO THE GOVERNOR'S SUGGESTIONS. I AM IN FAVOR OF A RESOLUTION IN SUPPORT OF ANY LEGISLATION THEY WOULD PERMIT US TO STAY VIRTUAL.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: OTHERS? COMMENTS?

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>> WE CAN HAVE A RESOLUTION FOR NEXT MONDAY.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: WE NEED AT LEAST FOUR PEOPLE.

>> AGREE. >> YES.

>> AGREE. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: THE KIND OF TIES IN WITH THE OTHER MEETING.

THEY ARE TALKING ABOUT THE COVID ISSUES AND PROBLEMS, AND PEOPLE NOT GOING OUT AND TO TURN AROUND AND HAVE THE LEGISLATIVE SAY WE'RE MEETING IN PERSON IS COUNTERINTUITIVE.

>> PRO TEM S. MYERS: THAT IS COMPLETELY CONSIST WITH OUR

GENERAL ASSEMBLY. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: THE SECOND PIECE OF LEGISLATION IS GETTING HEARINGS IS ONE IN WHICH THE BUCKEYE INSTITUTE SUGGESTED AND OT US A LEGISLATIVE SPONSOR TO CHANGE THE WAY INCOME TAX IS PAID TO MUNICIPALITIES, THE NEW CHANGE WOULD BASICALLY TAKE IT, I WILL TAKE CITY OF WORTHINGTON EMPLOYEE AS AN EXAMPLE. WE HAVE CITY OF WORTHINGTON EMPLOYEES THAT ARE WORKING FROM HOME.

THERE IS A SUNSET CLAUSE AS TO HOW LONG PEOPLE CAN WORK AT HOME AND THEIR EMPLOYER, WHICH IS IN THIS CASE THE CITY OF WORTHINGTON, WOULD RECEIVE THE INCOME TAX.

IF ONCE THE SUNSET LAW IF IT ISN'T CHANGED, GOES THROUGH AND SUNSETS BY THE SEND -- END OF THIS YEAR, THE PEOPLE WHO ARE THAT SAY WORK FOR CITY OF WORTHINGTON BUT WORKING FROM HOME IN COLUMBUS OR WESTERVILLE, THEY WOULD GET THE INCOME TAX, NOT THE CITY OF WORTHINGTON. THEY NULLIFY THAT TIMES THE EMPLOYERS AND OUT IN WORKING REMOTELY.

THIS IS AN ABSOLUTE NIGHTMARE FOR BUDGETING.

WE DON'T KNOW IF IT GOES THROUGH, WE DON'T KNOW WHAT BUDGET WE'RE GOING TO HAVE. WE DON'T KNOW HAT TO PROJECT IT ON. IT WILL BE A REAL LOSS.

THEY ARE ANTICIPATING COLUMBUS WOULD LOSE $500 MILLION OR SOMETHING, AN ASTRONOMICAL NUMBER.

THEY HAVE SO MANY THAT WORK FOR COMPANIES IN THE CITY OF WORTHINGTON THAT DRIVE IN FROM THE SUBURBS.

WE HAVE NO WAY OF GETTING OUR FINGER ON IT.

WE HAVE BEEN ENCOURAGED TO ALSO SEND A LETTER OR A RESOLUTION OPPOSES THIS CHANGE IN THE TAXATION.

>> PRESIDENT MICHAEL, I BELIEVE READA HAS DONE PROJECTING ON THAT. I DON'T KNOW IF MR. BARTTER CAN

SPEAK TO THAT. >> S. BARTTER: IF 10% OF THE WORKFORCE, THE EASY MATH IS FOR EVERY DOLLAR WE GAIN WE WOULD LOSE TWO. FOR EVERY DOLLAR MAYBE SOMEBODY WORKING IN COLUMBUS, WE WOULD LOSE TWO.

AT 10%, THAT'S GAIN OF 924,000 AND LOSS F 1.8 MILLION.

THAT AMOUNTS TO A LOSS OF 845000, 10% OF THE WORKFORCE SHIFTING TO ORKING FROM HOME FOR EXTENDING TIME INTO THE FUTURE. IT'S COMPLICATED.

THE THE TWO TO ONE LOSS. >> PRO TEM S. MYERS: PRESIDENT MICHAEL, IS THE BUCKEYE INSTITUTE PROPOSING MAYBE ALLOW THE -- THE TEMPORARY MEASURE TO EXPIRE? IS THAT WHAT THEY WANT OR THE TEMPORARY MEASURE EXPANDED?

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: THEY WANT -- THEY --

>> S. BARTTER: FIRST, THEY WANT TO BE ABLE TO RECEIVE THREE FOR THE TAX WITHHELD TO COLUMBUS FOR THE TIME THEY DIDN'T WORK THERE.

RETROACTIVE FROM THE TIME THROUGH THE END OF THE YEAR, THEY WANT TO FILE WERE A REFUND. CERTAINLY AS THE EMERGENCY ORDER EXPIRES, THEY WANT THAT TO DROP OFF.

NOW BE APPLYING THE NORMAL INCOME TAX CODE, ONLY HAVING A CERTAIN AMOUNT OF DATES THAT ARE ELIGIBLE.

IF YOU WORK FROM HOME, NEEDS TO WITHHOLD --...

BIG STUFF. >> PRO TEM S. MYERS: IT WOULD SEEM TO ME, THE EMPLOYERS RIGHT NOW WOULD BE OPPOSED TO THAT.

BECAUSE IT WOULD BE A DRAMATIC CHANGE FOR THEM OVERNIGHT.

>> S. BARTTER: THAT'S WHY THE LEGISLATION PUT THAT IN THERE.

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IF THEY ORIGINALLY PASSED THIS EMERGENCY SECTION 29 HOUSE BILL 197, TO TRY TO CHANGE ALL OF THE THAT AS A EMPLOYER WOULD BE

MESS. >> PRO TEM S. MYERS: PROVISION SUNSETS THE END OF THE YEAR.

>> S. BARTTER: I THINK IT'S WHEN THE EMERGENCY IS LIFTED.

>> PRO TEM S. MYERS: OKAY. THEN IT WOULD BE UP TO THE GOVERNOR THEN. I CERTAINLY AM IN FAVOR OF NOT CHANGING THINGS EVEN THOUGH I THINK THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY HAS TO COME UP WITH A PERMANENT FIX, I'M NOT CERTAIN WE'RE EVER GOING

BACK TO NORMAL. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: I MENTIONED THIS THE WORTHINGTON FUTURE MEETING I WAS ON EARLIER TODAY. THEY WERE EXPRESSING CONCERN OF THE BUSINESSES AND HAVING TO COME UP WITH A NEW METHOD OF ACCOUNTING. NOW THEY KNOW SUZIE Q WORKS FOR ME, WITHHOLDING HER WITHHOLDING WHEN SHE WAS IN MY BUSINESS, HERE ON SITE, AND I'M GOING A WITHHOLD HER INCOME WHEN HE'S -- SHE'S WORKING REMOTELY. WHAT PART OF HER TIME IS HERE AND WHAT PART IS THERE? IT'S GOING TO BE A REAL NIGHTMARE. I DON'T KNOW IF PEOPLE WANT TO TAKE A STANCE OR GET MORE INFORMATION.

WE'VE BEEN ENCOURAGED TO SEND A LETTER OR RESOLUTION ON THIS

TOPIC. >> PRO TEM S. MYERS: CAN WE HAVE A RESOLUTION IN OPPOSITION OF THAT PROPOSAL BY NEXT WEEK?

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: YES. WE SHOULD BE ABLE TO BECAUSE OF THE OHIO MUNICIPAL LEAGUE HAS DRAFT LANGUAGE.

>> PRO TEM S. MYERS: I WOULD CERTAINLY SUPPORT THAT

RESOLUTION. >> I AGREE.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: OKAY. >> PRO TEM S. MYERS: EVEN THOUGH, BETH, YOU AND I WOULD BE BRINGING MONEY TO WORTHINGTON.

>> I KNOW.

>> YEP. >> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: OKAY.

THE THIRD ONE, THE 30 -- THIRD THING, WE RECEIVED AN EMAIL, THE SUPREME COURT RULED CENTRAL COLLECTION IS PERMITTED FOR THE NET PROFIT TAX FOR OUR BUSINESSES.

THE STATE HAS NOT PERMITTED TO TAKE THE HALF PERCENT FEE THAT THEY CHARGED OR THEIR WORK. WE'RE TALKING ABOUT IT'S HAVING LEGISLATION INTRODUCED REQUIRING OHIO TO REFUND THE MONEY THEY TOOK FROM THE -- AT LEAST REQUESTING THAT WE GET A REFUND OF THE MONEY THAT OHIO TOOK OUR MUNICIPAL AX MONEY THEY TOOK FROM US. THTHAT WILL BE FURTHER BECAUSE IT'S COMING FURTHER DOWN THE CORNER.

AS THINGS PROGRESS, ANTED TO LET YOU KNOW IT'S OUT THERE.

UNCONSTITUTIONAL NOW, IT WASSEN CONSTITUTIONAL THEN.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: THEY ARE SAY -- YEAH.

>> PRO TEM S. MYERS: IF IT WAS UNCONSTITUTIONAL NOW, THEN IT WAS ALWAYS UNCONSTITUTIONAL. IT WOULD SEEM TO ME THAT WE COULD FILE SUIT IN CONTEMPT AGAINST WHOEVER TOOK OUR MONEY AND GET IT BACK. THAT'S JUST ME BEING ME.

>> PRESIDENT B. MICHAEL: WE'RE TRYING TO -- I'LL MENTION THAT WITH CENTRAL OHIO MAYOR MANAGERS.

WE'VE BEEN KNOWN TO FILE A FEW LAWSUITS HERE AND THERE, INCLUDING THE ONE AGAINST THE CENTRAL COLLECTION.

WE'RE LOOKING AT TRYING TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO ET THE REFUND. I WANTED TO BRING YOU UP TO SPEED ON THAT. GEE IF THAT WAS OUT THERE, HOW COME NO ONE IS LOOKING FOR THE REFUND? WE'RE LOOKING AT HOW TO GET THE REFUND, THE DECISION WAS PASSED THIS WEEK. THE LAST NOTE OF NEWS IS THAT I GOT THE -- DAVE COLLENS WORTH, THE WESTERVILLE CITY MANAGER IS RETIRING AT THE END OF THE YEAR, THE REPLACEMENT IS ANNOUNCED, A FEMALE CITY MANAGER OUT OF GAINESVILLE, OHIO.

DAVID IS GOING TO BE OFF-THE OHIO CENTRAL -- HE'S BEEN THE CHAIRMAN. LONG STORY HORT IS THE BOARD CAN DETERMINE THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE CAN DETERMINE WHO IS GOING TO FILL THE VACANCIES.

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