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OKAY,

[1. Call The Meeting To Order - Mayor Jeff Gore]

SO EVERYONE, IT IS A SEVEN OH THREE.

THIS IS THE SAFE HUBER HEIGHTS CITY COUNCIL MEETING.

THIS IS REGULAR SESSION.

TODAY'S DATE'S NOVEMBER 23RD, 2020.

AND AGAIN, WE'RE GETTING STARTED RIGHT AT SEVEN OH THREE.

UH, THIS MEETING IS OFFICIALLY CALLED TO ORDER.

AND NEXT UP ON OUR AGENDA IS ITEM NUMBER TWO, WHICH IS OUR INVOCATION.

AND THIS EVENING WE HAVE PASTOR RANDY GRIFFITH OF THE FREE METHODIST CHURCH AT 68, 75 OLD TROY PIKE IN HUBER HEIGHTS, OHIO WITH US THIS EVENING, PASTOR GRIFFITH, IF YOU WOULD.

ALL RIGHT, I'M GOING TO READ FROM SECOND CORINTHIANS EIGHT VERSE FIVE, AND THEY DID NOT DO AS WE EXPECTED, BUT THEY GAVE THEMSELVES FIRST TO THE LORD.

AND THEN TO US IN KEEPING WITH GOD'S WILL PAUL WAS COMMANDING A GROUP OF CHRISTIANS FOR THEIR EXTRAVAGANT GENEROSITY AND IN DOING SO, GAVE US THE KEY FOR A SUCCESSFUL NATION, GOVERNMENT, COMMUNITY, AND INDIVIDUAL PERSON IN JUST A FEW WORDS.

THEY GAVE THEMSELVES FIRST TO THE LORD.

AND THEN TO US IN KEEPING WITH GOD'S WILL.

IN OTHER WORDS, THEY GAVE THEMSELVES FIRST TO THE LORD AND THEN TO OTHERS, ACCORDING TO GOD'S, WILL GOD FIRST, THEN OTHERS DOING GOD'S WILL PRESIDENT DWIGHT EISENHOWER ONCE SAID, NO ONE CAN GOVERN PROPERLY WITHOUT GOD.

AND THE BIBLE.

IF THE FOUNDATION IS BAD, THE BUILDING COLLAPSES THE FOUNDATION.

THE STANDARD OF WHAT IS RIGHT IS GOD HIMSELF.

AND HE HAS REVEALED HIS WILL TO US IN THE BIBLE.

OUR CONSTITUTION HAS A BIBLICAL FOUNDATION.

GOD ALONE IS SOVEREIGN.

HE HAS OVERALL, AND HIS WILL NEVER CONTRADICTS HIS WORDS.

HE IS THE GOD OF LOVE AND OF TRUTH.

HE HAS HANDED ALL AUTHORITY OVER TO JESUS WHO ENABLES HIS PEOPLE BY HIS SPIRIT TO GIVE THEMSELVES FOR THE BENEFIT OF OTHERS.

ACCORDING TO HIS WILL, THE LORD MUST BE FIRST, UNFORTUNATELY MUCH IN SOCIETY HAS THIS WRONG, NEVER CONFUSED THE WILL OF THE MAINSTREAM WITH THE WILL OF GOD, TOO MANY THINK THAT THEY MUST BE FIRST.

AND SO ATTEMPT TO SUBVERT THE GOOD THAT GOD WANTS TO DO WITH THEIR OWN WORLDLY OR POLITICAL IDEAS AND AGENDAS WITHOUT GOD, THE WORLD WOULD QUICKLY DESTROY ITSELF.

AND IF YOU WANT GOD ON YOUR SIDE, YOU MUST FIRST BELIEVE AND OBEY HIS SON.

THEN YOU WILL BE ENABLED TO GIVE YOURSELVES FOR THE BENEFIT OF OTHERS APPROPRIATELY.

WE ARE MEANT TO BE ONE NATION UNDER GOD, SO THAT WE MAY SEEK THE LORD AND ENDEAVOR TO DO HIS WILL TOGETHER AND STOP FIGHTING OVER SELF GUIDED AGENDAS THROUGH JESUS.

YOU WILL BE GIVEN EVERYTHING.

YOU NEED TO GIVE YOURSELVES TO OTHERS AND TO DEAL WITH OTHERS AND DOING GOD'S WILL ONLY, GOD IS GOOD.

THEREFORE HE MUST BE FIRST IN YOUR LIFE FOR GOODNESS TO PREVAIL THROUGH YOU.

THOSE IN WHOM THE LORD IS FIRST WELL BY HIS GRACE GLADLY EXPRESS HIS GOODNESS TO OTHERS.

AND THOSE THAT REJECT HIM AND CHOOSE TO GO THEIR OWN WAY WILL REGRET THEIR DECISION.

LET'S PRAY, FATHER.

IT ALL STARTS WITH YOU HELP US TO BE A NATION AND A PEOPLE THAT LOVE YOU FIRST AND THEN LOVE ONE ANOTHER APPROPRIATELY.

ACCORDING TO YOUR GOOD AND PERFECT WILL LET THIS HAPPEN IN EVERY ASPECT OF OUR LIVES FOR YOUR GLORY WORKS IN CHRIST'S NAME.

WE PRAY AMEN.

AND EXCEPT AS OUR NUMBER THREE, WHICH IS OUR PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE.

SO IF YOU WOULD STAND WITH ME, PLEASE, I PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG.

OKAY.

NATION INDIVISIBLE UNDER GOD, INDIVISIBLE WITH LIBERTY AND JUSTICE.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

APPRECIATE THAT, MR. ROGERS, IF YOU'D CALL ROLL, PLEASE.

MR. HERE, THIS BAKER HERE, EXITING HERE, HERE, MR. LYONS,

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MR. LYONS LOOKS LIKE WE'VE LOST MR. LYONS FROM THE CALL.

SO WE'LL GO BACK TO HIM, MR. HILL HERE.

MR. WEBB HERE.

YEAH, BORE HERE.

NEXT UP IS ITEM NUMBER

[5. Approval Of Minutes]

FIVE, WHICH IS THE APPROVAL OF MINUTES.

I DIDN'T FIVE EIGHT IS OUR CITY COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES FROM NOVEMBER NINE, 2020 HAVE BEEN DISTRIBUTED.

IF THERE'S NO QUESTIONS, COMMENTS OR CORRECTIONS, THOSE MINUTES WILL STAND AS APPROVED.

OKAY.

HEARING NONE.

THE MINUTES FROM NOVEMBER 9TH, 2020 ARE APPROVED.

NEXT STEP

[6. Special Presentations/Announcements]

IS ITEM NUMBER SIX, SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS AND ITEM SIX A IS THE 2020 OHIO MUNICIPAL CLERKS ASSOCIATION OR CAREER AWARD PRESENTATION TO CLERK OF COUNCIL ANTHONY C. ROGERS MASTER MUNICIPAL CLERK.

EDLINE VERSUS THE REPRESENTATIVES OF THE OHIO ASSOCIATION HERE WITH US THIS EVENING, UH, TO PRESENT THIS AWARD TO OUR STEAMED, MR. TONY ROGERS.

THANK YOU.

UM, THANK YOU.

UM, MAYOR CORPS, MEMBERS OF COUNCIL FOR ALLOWING, UM, MYSELF REPRESENTING, UM, THE OHIO CIVIL CLERKS ASSOCIATION.

MY NAME IS BECKY SIEMER.

ALSO WITH US FROM THE HOMICIDAL CLERK'S ASSOCIATION IS ANGELA WASSON, WHO CHAIRED THE LOOK OF THE YEAR COMMITTEE THIS YEAR.

UM, I FIRST MET TONY IN 2008.

THAT'S WHEN I BEGAN MY CAREER AS A CLERK OF COUNCIL WITH THE VILLAGE MONTPELIER.

UH, WE ATTENDED THE FALL INSTITUTE IN KENT STATE AND, UM, IT'S AN HONOR TO BE HERE TONIGHT TO SEND THEIR AWARD TO HIM IN JUST A LITTLE BIT.

UM, ABOUT THE CLERK OF THE YEAR AWARD.

TONY WAS NOMINATED FOR THE AWARD ALONG WITH THREE OTHER, UM, DESERVING NOMINEES AND TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THE AWARD.

A CLERK MUST HAVE THE FOLLOWING AT LEAST FIVE YEARS EXPERIENCE AS A QUICK MUNICIPAL CLERK, DEPUTY OR ASSISTANT CLERK, CLERK, TREASURER, FISCAL OFFICER DEMONSTRATE GREATER THAN AVERAGE COMPETENCE IN THE POSITION HE ACTIVE IN OMCA AND REGULARLY PARTICIPATE IN OMCA ACTIVITIES, DEMONSTRATE INTEREST IN IMPROVING PROFESSIONAL AND PERSONAL SKILLS IN THE ADVANCEMENT OF THE PROFESSION AND CONTRIBUTE TO THE IMPROVEMENT OF HIS OR HER COMMUNITY AND BE HELD AND RESPECT BY COMMUNITY LEADERS.

THE NOMINEES ARE THEN VOTED ON BY THE MEMBERSHIP.

AND SOME OF THE THINGS THAT YOU MAY BE AWARE OF, OR MAY NOT BE AWARE OF, UH, FOR TONY AND SOME OF THE ACCOMPLISHMENTS AND THINGS THAT HE DOES SERVING THE COMMUNITY IN OMCA ARE AS FOLLOWS.

UM, HE'S BEEN YOUR CLERK OF COUNCIL SINCE 2008.

HE HOLDS A BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF DAYTON AND A MASTER'S DEGREE IN PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION FROM WRIGHT STATE UNIVERSITY.

HE IS A LICENSED SOCIAL WORKER AND HAS SERVED AS PAST PRESIDENT AND CURRENT TREASURER.

AND AS A BOARD MEMBER OF THE OHIO ASSOCIATION OF CHILD AND YOUTH CARE PROFESSIONALS, HE'S BEEN AN ACTIVE MEMBER IN THE HAMAS CLERK'S ASSOCIATION AND THE INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE OF MUNICIPAL CLERK SINCE 2008.

TONY'S ALSO SERVED AS CHAIR OF THE LISTENING PROFESSIONALISM COMMITTEE CHAIR OF THE WAYS AND MEANS COMMITTEE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE OR IMTA.

AND HE ESTABLISHED THE ORIGINAL FACEBOOK AND TWITTER ACCOUNTS FOR THE ASSOCIATION, SOME OF HIS OTHER ACCOMPLISHMENTS, OR HE RECEIVED HIS CERTIFIED MUNICIPAL CLERKS.

SECOND, IT WAS LIKE NATION IN 2010, HIS MASTER MUNICIPAL CLERK DESIGNATION IN 2014 BECAME AN ATHENIAN LEADERSHIP SOCIETY FELLOW IN 2016, HE'S PARTICIPATED IN THE INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE OF MUNICIPAL STUDY ABROAD PROGRAM IN ENGLAND.

HE IS A MEMBER OF THE NATIONAL PROFESSIONAL OF THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF PARLIAMENTARIANS.

WHO'S BEEN VERY ACTIVE IN OMCA REGION SIX AND SEVEN, AND HAS HOSTED NUMEROUS REGION MEETINGS AND HAS ALSO HOSTED SESSIONS FOR OMCA THEY'RE IN HUBER HEIGHTS.

UM, ANTHONY HAS SERVED AS A CITY REPRESENTATIVE, UM, ON THE MCA BOARD OF DIRECTORS FROM 2012 TO 2015, HE IS CURRENTLY SERVING.

HIS SECOND TERM IS OMCA IS TREASURER ON THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE AND HAS BEEN VERY INSTRUMENTAL IN IMPLEMENTING AN ELECTRONIC DATABASE WITH QUICKBOOKS TO ORGANIZE THE ASSOCIATIONS FINANCIAL RECORDS.

HE OVERSEES THE BUDGET PROCESS AND OVERSEES THE FUNDRAISING PROJECTS, UM, FOR HUBER HEIGHTS.

HE NOT ONLY ACTS AS YOUR CLERK OF COUNCIL, BUT, UM, HE'S THE CITY'S PUBLIC RECORDS ADMINISTRATOR.

HE'S THE CHAIR OF THE CITY'S PUBLIC RECORDS COMMISSION AND SERVES AS STAFF LIAISON FOR THE ORDINANCE

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REVIEW COMMISSION IN YOUR CHARTER AND VIEW REVIEW COMMISSION.

HE'S ALSO BEEN ACTIVELY INVOLVED IN PLANNING AND SUPPORTING NUMEROUS EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES WITH CITIES, BOARDS, AND COMMISSIONS, THE WAYNE TOWNSHIP AND HUBER HEIGHTS, HISTORICAL SOCIETY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE CITY SCHOOLS, LOCAL BUSINESSES AND NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS.

AND BY THIS LIST OF ACCOMPLISHMENTS AND ACTIVITIES, IT'S CLEAR TO SEE THAT ANTHONY IS A WONDERFUL ASSET FOR THE CITY OF HUBER HEIGHTS AND THAT HE CARES DEEPLY FOR YOUR COMMUNITY.

AND I AM HONORED TO NOT ONLY CALL HIM A COLLEAGUE FRIEND AND IT'S MY DISTINCT HONOR AND PLEASURE TO ANNOUNCE A PRESENT THE PRESTIGIOUS 20, 20 OHIO MUNICIPAL CLERK OF THE YEAR AWARD TO ANTHONY ROGERS.

CONGRATULATIONS ANTHONY ON A WELL-DESERVED AWARD.

ANYTHING YOU WOULD LIKE TO SAY, MR. ROGERS, JUST A FEW WORDS.

UH, UH, WE'VE ALL HAD QUITE A 2020 AND, UH, PERSONALLY, UH, THIS HAS BEEN ONE OF THE WORST YEARS OVER ALL OF MY LIFE, BUT, UH, THIS AWARD CERTAINLY IS, UH, ONE OF THE BRIGHT SPOTS AND 2020.

UM, I'M VERY THANKFUL, UM, FOR MY ASSOCIATION WITH THE OHIO MUNICIPAL CLERKS ASSOCIATION, I'VE MET A GROUP, GREAT GROUP OF PEOPLE, UH, COLLEAGUES AND FRIENDS AS IS BECKY INDICATED, UH, THROUGH MY ASSOCIATION WITH THAT, BUT ALSO A LOT OF PROFESSIONAL OPPORTUNITIES IN TERMS OF NETWORKING, UM, EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES AND JUST HARD SKILLS THAT I'VE LEARNED FROM SOME OF THE OTHER CLERKS THAT I'VE COME IN CONTACT WITH AND HAVE BEEN ABLE TO BRING THOSE SKILLS, UH, YOU KNOW, BACK THROUGH APPLICATION HERE IN HUBER HEIGHTS.

SO, UM, IT'S BEEN A WONDERFUL BENEFIT.

I'M VERY HONORED TO HAVE BEEN SELECTED FOR THIS AWARD.

UM, AS BECKY MENTIONED, THERE WERE SOME, UH, GOOD COMPETITION IN TERMS OF THE OTHER NOMINEES AND I'D LIKE TO ACKNOWLEDGE THEM AND THEIR CONTRIBUTIONS AS WELL.

AND, UM, LASTLY, UH, I JUST LIKE TO THANK, UH, MIRACLE WAR AND THE HEBREW HEIGHTS CITY COUNCIL, UH, FOR ALLOWING ME THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE ABLE TO PARTICIPATE IN MANY OF THESE ACTIVITIES, UH, WITH OMCA IT DOES TAKE ME AWAY FROM HERE AT DIFFERENT TIMES FOR TRAINING OR FOR SOME OF THE PROFESSIONAL INVOLVEMENT.

UM, BUT I THINK IT PAYS BACK REWARDS BOTH TO THE ASSOCIATION, BUT ALSO TO HUBER HEIGHTS IN TERMS OF THINGS I'VE BEEN ABLE TO BRING BACK.

SO I APPRECIATE, UH, COUNCIL'S OPPORTUNITIES, UH, AND ALLOWING ME TO DO THAT AND BE INVOLVED.

UM, I'VE SET, UH, MY DEPUTY CLERK, MY NEW DEPUTY CLARK ON THE SAME PATH, UH, TOWARDS CERTIFICATION AND, AND EDUCATION.

AND I'M HOPING THAT SHE'LL BE ABLE TO GAIN THROUGH THAT INVOLVEMENT IN ASSOCIATION WITH OUR MCA AS WELL.

SO THANK YOU AGAIN VERY MUCH.

I VERY MUCH APPRECIATE IT.

I APPRECIATE ALL OF YOU BEING HERE, UH, TO MAKE THIS A PRESENTATION TONIGHT AS WELL.

CONGRATULATIONS, TONY.

YES.

THANK YOU, MARK.

THANKS.

SO I WAS JUST A COUPLE COMMENTS BEFORE WE, UM, WE'RE AT THIS POINT, SO NO, THERE, THERE REALLY IS NO TRAINING ON HOW TO BE A MAYOR, HOW TO BE A COUNCIL MEMBER THAT REALLY IS KIND OF TRIAL BY FIRE.

UH, ONCE YOU, YOU FIND YOURSELF IN THESE SEATS AND YOU KNOW, SO NOT ONLY DO I HAVE A PROFESSIONAL RELATIONSHIP WITH TONY AND, UM, I CERTAINLY WOULDN'T BE ABLE TO DO THIS JOB, UH, THE WAY I DO WITHOUT HIS HELP.

UM, THE THINGS HE PREPARES, THE THINGS HE MAKES SURE THAT I'M READY FOR WHEN IT COMES TO OUR MEETINGS, JUST, JUST OVERALL MAKING SURE THAT I CAN DO MY JOB THE BEST THAT I CAN.

TONY REALLY IS SOMEONE THAT'S THERE, UH, WORKING SIDE BY SIDE WITH ME.

I CAN SAY I'M A FRIEND.

I CONCERN A COLLEAGUE AND CERTAINLY, UH, HE MAKES US ALL LOOK BETTER AT OUR JOBS NOW THERE'S, THERE'S NO DOUBT.

SO, UH, TONY, THAT'S A HECK OF A RESUME YOU PUT TOGETHER A WELL DESERVED.

I COULDN'T THINK OF A BETTER PERSON THAT RECEIVED THIS AWARD.

THANK YOU FOR BEING SUCH AN ALLY, UH, IN THIS CITY GOVERNMENT, AND THAT TO ME, AND THANK YOU FOR YOUR FRIENDSHIP.

UH, BEEN GREAT TO GET TO KNOW YOU.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

THAT MEANS A LOT.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

OKAY, WELL, WE'LL LET THESE LADIES, UH, GO AND ENJOY THEIR EVENING.

THANK YOU FOR TAKING TIME OUT OF YOUR SCHEDULE TO JOIN US TONIGHT.

YOU'RE WELCOME.

THANK YOU FOR LETTING US PRESENT THIS AWARD TO TONY.

IT'S WELL DESERVED.

HE'S BEEN A WONDERFUL ASSET TO THE MUNICIPAL CLERKS ASSOCIATION AND, AND A GOOD FRIEND.

SO THANK YOU ALL AND HAVE A GOOD EVENING.

THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE.

WE REALLY APPRECIATE THE TIME.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

CONGRATULATIONS, TONY.

THANK YOU, ANGELA.

OKAY, SO NOW WE'VE GOT OUR, OF OUR, UH, WARM AND FUZZIES OUT OF THE WAY HERE, TONY, AGAIN, CONGRATULATIONS.

THAT'S, UH, THAT'S FANTASTIC.

UH, REALLY

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PROUD OF YOU AND THE GREAT, GREAT WORK.

SO NEXT UP WE HAVE ITEM NUMBER SEVEN, WHICH IS OUR CITIZENS COMMENTS.

ARE THERE ANY THIS EVENING, SIR? I HAVE NOT GOING TO SAVE ME, MARY.

THANK YOU.

AND HOW ABOUT ITEM NUMBER EIGHT, WHICH IS OUR CITIZENS THAT ARE REGISTERED TO SPEAK ON A SPECIFIC AGENDA ITEMS. ARE THERE ANY OF THOSE SEASONINGS? I HAVE NOT AS EITHER.

OKAY, THANK YOU, MR. ROGERS.

AND NEXT

[9. City Manager Report]

UP WE HAVE ITEM NUMBER NINE, WHICH IS THE CITY MANAGER REPORT.

I WILL MOVE ON NOW TO MR. ROBERT SCHUMER OR CITY MANAGER.

UH, GOOD EVENING MAYOR COUNCIL, UH, NOT A WHOLE LOT TO UPDATE SINCE OUR, UH, OUR LAST MEETING JUST TWO BUSINESS DAYS AGO.

UH, BUT I DID WANT TO FOLLOW UP, UH, REGARDING THE DISCUSSION WE HAD FOR THE, UH, UPCOMING GATHERING FOR THE CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING, UH, CONCERT, ET CETERA.

UM, AFTER REVIEWING SOME OF THE LANGUAGE IN THE, UH, IN, IN THE, UH, ADVISORY NOTICE, AS WELL AS THE ORDER FROM, UH, FROM THE STATE, UH, AS WELL AS SOME ADDITIONAL CONCERNS FROM POTENTIAL ATTENDEES.

UM, I, I JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE, UH, THAT COUNCIL, UM, UH, HASN'T KIND OF RECONSIDERED.

I FEAR THAT BETWEEN NOW AND THE TIME THAT THE EVENT IS GOING, AS WE WERE DISCUSSING, UH, THE POSSIBILITY OF SOME CHANGES IN THOSE GUIDELINES AND ADVICES, UH, IN THE MAIN CONCERN BEING, UH, ACTUALLY CREATING AN EVENT WHERE THERE IS, UM, UH, A REQUEST FOR A GATHERING.

UH, SO, UM, IF, IF THERE'S A POSSIBILITY THAT WE'RE GOING TO, UH, CHANGE OR CANCEL THE EVENT, I KNOW WE TALKED ABOUT SOME ALTERNATIVES, MAYBE LIVE STREAMING, ET CETERA, UH, BUT JUST A, A SIMPLE TREE LIGHTING WITH ONE INDIVIDUAL, UH, YOU KNOW, THE STREAMING.

UM, WE CAN CERTAINLY DO THAT.

NOT SURE IF THAT'S WHAT WE WOULD DECIDE, BUT IF, IF IT IS SOMETHING AND MORE INFORMATION OVER THE WEEKEND HAS COME UP, I KNOW MAYOR YOU AND I HAD A CONVERSATION AS WELL.

AND IF, IF WE ARE A LITTLE BIT MORE CONCERNED, UH, I WOULD JUST RECOMMEND THAT WE GO AHEAD AND MAKE