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[00:00:04]

OKAY.

ACCORDING TO THE CLOCK IN THE ROOM, IT IS NOW SEVEN O'CLOCK.

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

SO OFFICIALLY CALL THIS MEETING TO ORDER THIS.

AS THEY SEE IF HE WRITES CITY COUNCIL MEETING, IT'S A REGULAR SESSION.

THIS IS A HYBRID IN-PERSON AND REMOTE MEETING.

TODAY'S JANUARY 25TH, 2021.

WE'RE GETTING STARTED RIGHT AT 7:00 PM.

UH, THIS EVENING, OUR INVOCATION IS BY PASTOR RANDY GRIFFITH OF THE FREE METHODIST CHURCH AT 68 75 OLD TROY PIKE IN HEBREW HEIGHTS.

PASTOR GRIFFITH, IF YOU WOULD PLEASE, EPHESIANS FOUR 32 SAYS BE KIND AND COMPASSIONATE TO ONE ANOTHER, FORGIVING EACH OTHER, JUST AS IN CHRIST, GOD FORGAVE YOU.

IF THE CHRISTIAN LIFE WE'RE A FOOTBALL GAME, WE CALL IT THE SUPER BOWL.

THE OFFENSE WOULD BE KINDNESS AND COMPASSION, AND THE DEFENSE WOULD BE FORGIVING EACH OTHER JUST AS CHRIST FORGAVE US.

WHEN WE ARE SPEAKING, LET OUR CONVERSATION ALWAYS BE FULL OF GRACE AND SEASONED WITH KINDNESS AND COMPASSION SO THAT WE WILL KNOW HOW TO SPEAK TO ANYONE.

AND WHEN WE ARE SPOKEN AGAINST AND ARE FEELING DEFENSIVE, EVEN IF WE KNOW THAT WE ARE RIGHT, LET US FORGIVE.

JUST AS IN CHRIST, GOD FORGAVE US FORGIVENESS IS THE OTHER SIDE OF LOVE.

LOVE WHOSE INGREDIENTS INCLUDE KINDNESS AND COMPASSION AND FORGIVENESS ARE HOW TO OVERCOME THE EVIL ONE WHO WANTS ANGER AND BITTERNESS TO GROW INTO HATRED IN US, TOWARD OTHERS WHO ARE OPPOSED TO US SO THAT WE MAY BECOME LIKE THE DEVIL HATRED DESTROYS THE VESSEL THAT CONTAINS IT.

AND THE BOOK AND MOVIE, THE HIDING PLACE WHEN PRISONERS WERE BEING TERRIBLY MISTREATED AND KILLED BETSY 10 BOOM'S MESSAGE TO THE PRISONERS WAS, DO NOT HATE THE SPIRIT OF JESUS ENABLED HER TO SEE WHAT THE DEVIL WAS UP TO, WHAT THE GERMANS HAD BEEN DECEIVED BY AND WHAT THESE PRISONERS WERE ENTERING INTO TO THEIR OWN DESTRUCTION.

IF THAT HATRED COULD HAVE ITS WAY, ROMANS 12, NINE TO 10 SAYS, LOVE MUST BE SINCERE.

HATE WHAT IS EVIL CLING TO WHAT IS GOOD? BE DEVOTED TO ONE ANOTHER IN BROTHERLY LOVE HONOR.

ONE ANOTHER ABOVE YOURSELVES.

IF LOVE IS TO BE SINCERE, IT MUST FLOW FROM THE SPIRIT OF CHRIST JUSTICE ROOTED IN MAN AND NOT IN GOD QUICKLY BECOMES INJUSTICE TO HATE WHAT IS EVIL MEANS TO AVOID IT AT ALL COSTS.

IT DOES.

IT DOES NOT MEAN TO HATE THE OTHER PERSON, BUT TO CLAIM ONLY TO WHAT IS GOOD TO CHRIST AND TO THE TRUTH THAT IS NEVER SEPARATED FROM LOVE.

BROTHERLY LOVE SHOWS THE WORLD HOW PEOPLE WHO KNOW GOD ARE MEANT TO LIVE.

IT TEACHES US TO HONOR OTHERS ABOVE OURSELVES, HONORING OTHERS ABOVE OURSELVES, SHOWS CHRIST'S LOVE AND PROTECTS US AGAINST THE TEMPTATIONS OF THE EVIL ONE WHO IS AGAINST US AND IS AGAINST OTHERS AND WANTS EVERYONE TO BE LIKE HIM TO HONOR OTHERS ABOVE OURSELVES IS THE QUALITY OF LOVE CALLED HUMILITY.

HUMILITY IS MORE CONCERNED ABOUT THE WILL OF GOD AND THE NEEDS OF OTHERS THAN IT IS ABOUT ITSELF.

WHEN THAT, BECAUSE HUMILITY KNOWS THAT ITS NEEDS ARE FULLY MET IN CHRIST.

THE TRULY HUMBLE PERSON IS COMPLETELY SECURE IN CHRIST.

LET'S PRAY.

FATHER, LET THE TRUTH OF YOUR WORD, BE IN US AND AMONG US SO THAT WE MAY UNDERSTAND THE GOODNESS THAT COMES FROM YOU AND YOUR WORD AND PUT IT INTO PRACTICE.

LORD, THANK YOU FOR ALL THOSE GATHERED HERE TONIGHT.

JUST LET YOUR BUSINESS BE DONE IN CHRIST'S NAME.

WE PRAY.

AMEN.

PLEASANT ALLEGIANCE.

[00:05:02]

MR. ROGERS.

WHAT'D YOU CALL THE ROLL PLEASE.

MR. SHAWN.

MS. BAKER HERE.

MR. CAMPBELL.

HERE.

THIS IS BERG HERE.

MR. OTTO HERE.

MR. LYONS HERE, MR. HILL, MR. HILL.

WE SEE YOU, BUT WE DO NOT HEAR YOU.

MR. WEBB, MR. WEBER, ARE YOU ONLINE? HE SHOWED UP IN THE LOBBY, MAN.

OKAY.

SO FOR THE TIME MR. WEBB IS NOT HERE.

UM, ERIC HERE.

MR. HILL.

DID YOU GET YOUR SOUND WORKED OUT? HE'S NOT TACTICAL HERE UNTIL I COMMUNICATE WE DO HAVE A QUORUM MR. HILL, IF YOU WOULD CONTINUE TO WORK ON THE AUDIO AND YOUR, AT LEAST ON THE SCREEN, YOU'RE NOT SHOWING THAT YOUR MICROPHONE IS MUTED.

SO I'M NOT SURE WHAT THE SPECIFIC ISSUE THERE IS.

AND HOPEFULLY MR. WEBB, MR. WEBB, MR. .

DON, CAN YOU HEAR ME PLEASE? PUT YOUR MIC ON MUTE REAL QUICK.

DON, CAN YOU HEAR US OKAY.

CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW? HEAR ME.

OKAY.

OKAY.

SO WE'RE ALL PRESENT, RIGHT? WE'RE GOOD.

WE'RE GOOD.

ALL RIGHT.

LET'S MEET.

YEAH, I THINK SO.

YEAH, YOU GUYS CAN HEAR.

OKAY.

RIGHT.

OKAY.

NEXT

[5. Approval Of Minutes]

IS OUR APPROVAL OF MINUTES.

UH, ITEM FIVE, ITEM FIVE A IS THE CITY COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES FROM JANUARY 11TH, 2021.

THERE IS ONLY ONE SET OF THOSE MINUTES.

THERE ARE NO QUESTIONS.

COMMENTS, CONCERNS, CORRECTIONS, THOSE MITCHELL STANDARDS APPROVED.

OKAY.

NOT SEEING ANY THE MINUTES FROM JANUARY 11TH, 2021 WILL STAND AS APPROVED PRIOR

[13. Executive Session]

TO ITEM NUMBER SIX, WHICH IS OUR SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS.

UH, I PROMISE THIS WILL BE VERY QUICK.

WE, UH, COUNCIL HAS A NEED FOR AN EXECUTIVE SESSION THAT WE WANT TO, UH, KNOCK OUT OF THE WAY REAL QUICK.

BEFORE WE MOVE ON TO ITEM NUMBER SIX AND THE REST OF THE AGENDA ITEMS. SO IF, UH, OUR GUESTS WOULD PLEASE EXIT THE, UH, CHAMBERS HERE JUST FOR I'M HOPING ABOUT 10 MINUTES, ROB, MAYBE.

YEAH, WE JUST GOT TO TAKE A VOTE PERSON.

WE'LL TAKE THE VOTE.

SO, UM, IS THERE A MOTION FOR EXECUTIVE SESSION, PLEASE? IT WOULD BE A MOTION TO, UH, UH, FOR THE CONSIDERATION OF APPOINTMENT OF A PUBLIC OFFICIAL.

I MAKE A MOTION.

THANK YOU, KATE.

IS THERE A SECOND, MR. OTTO SECONDS? UH, MR. ROGERS, WOULD YOU CALL THE ROLL PLEASE? MS. BAKER? YES.

MR. CAMPBELL.

YES.

THIS IS BERG.

YES.

MR. ODAM.

YES.

[00:10:01]

MR. LYONS? YES.

MR. HILL.

YES.

YES.

MR. SHAW, YES.

AND MOTION FOR EXECUTIVE SESSION PASSES ZERO.

UH WE'LL YOU KNOW, JUST THIS SHOULD WRAP UP VERY QUICKLY AND WE'LL HAVE YOU ALL BACK IN AND WE'LL CONTINUE THE MEETING.

THANK YOU.

APPRECIATE YOUR PATIENCE.

THANK YOU.

OKAY, SO THANK YOU AGAIN.

WE APPRECIATE YOUR PATIENCE.

UM, AND, AND WELCOME BACK.

[6. Special Presentations/Announcements]

NEXT UP IS ITEM NUMBER SIX, WHICH HAS SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS AND ITEM SIX A IS, UM, CD RIGHTS, 40TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION, PROCLAMATION PRESENTATION BY MYSELF, I GUESS, PROP FRESH.

I'LL LET YOU READ THAT.

I HAVE, I WAS READY USED USE THIS AGAIN.

SO THIS IS THE CITY OF HEBREW HEIGHTS, MAYORAL PROCLAMATION FOR THE 40TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION FOR THE CITY OF HEBREW HEIGHTS OR AS THE AREA FORMERLY KNOWN AS WAYNE TOWNSHIP WAS INCORPORATED AS THE CITY OF HUBER HEIGHTS ON JANUARY 23RD, 1981, AND MARKS THE 40TH ANNIVERSARY OF ITS INCORPORATION IN 2021 WITH A YEAR OF CELEBRATIONS AND SPECIAL EVENTS.

AND WHEREAS THE CITY OF HEBREW HEIGHTS HONORS THE HARD WORK OF ITS EARLY CITIZENS AND VOLUNTEERS WHO VALUED THEIR COMMUNITY AND ORGANIZE A SUCCESSFUL CAMPAIGN, WHICH RESULTED IN THE CITY'S INCORPORATION IN 1981.

AND WHEREAS THE CITY OF HUBER HEIGHTS ANTICIPATES A FUTURE CITY THAT CONTINUES TO APPRECIATE THE BEAUTY OF ITS NATURAL ENVIRONMENT, THE LIVABILITY OF THE COMMUNITY, THE GROWTH OF ITS BUSINESSES AND RESIDENTS, AND IT'S ACTIVE AND INVOLVED CITIZENS.

AND WE'RE AS THE CITY OF HUBER HEIGHTS, DEDICATES 2021 AS A YEAR OF COMMUNITY-WIDE CELEBRATION TO HONOR OUR PAST, CELEBRATE OUR PRESENT AND EMBRACE OUR FUTURE.

AND WE'RE AS THIS 40TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION IS IMPORTANT TO THE RESIDENTS IF HE WERE HYPED BECAUSE IT PROVIDES HISTORICAL CULTURE, CULTURAL AND COMMUNITY BUILDING OPPORTUNITIES AND INSTILLS A SENSE OF PRIDE IN THE COMMUNITY AND THE CITY AS A WHOLE.

NOW, THEREFORE I, JEFF GORE MAYOR OF THE CITY OF HUBER HEIGHTS DO HEREBY JOYFULLY PROCLAIMING 2021 AS THE 40TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION OF THE CITY OF HEBREW HEIGHTS AND CONGRATULATE THE CITY OF HUBER HEIGHTS AND ITS COMMUNITY MEMBERS, BUSINESSES, VISITORS, AND PUBLIC OFFICIALS ON THE CELEBRATION OF ITS 40TH ANNIVERSARY AND WISH THE CITY AND ITS RESIDENTS CONTINUED PROSPERITY AND GROWTH DURING THE NEXT 40 YEARS AND BEYOND.

AND WITNESS WHERE OF I HAVE HERE IN TWO SET MY HAND AND CAUSED THE SEAL OF THE CITY OF HEBREW HEIGHTS TO BE A FIXED ON THIS 25TH DAY OF JANUARY IN THE YEAR OF OUR LORD, 2021.

IF I COULD JUST TAKE A MINUTE.

UM, THERE IS WHEN I THINK ABOUT WHAT WE, WHAT WE HAVE, YOU KNOW, I, I GREW UP HERE IN HEBREW HEIGHTS, WHAT WAS WAYNE TOWNSHIP? I HAD A FRIEND EVEN REACH OUT TO ME AND SAY, WOW, WHEN WE WERE LITTLE, WE WERE LIKE, SECOND, THIRD GRADE.

I DIDN'T EVEN REALIZE WE WEREN'T HUBER HEIGHTS.

SO AS I I'VE BEEN THINKING BACK ABOUT THAT, I DON'T REALLY REMEMBER A TIME.

I KNOW WE WEREN'T HUBER HEIGHTS, BUT I DON'T REALLY REMEMBER A TIME THAT WE WEREN'T, HE WRITES, BUT I KNOW THERE WAS.

AND I LIVED HERE DURING THAT TIME AS MR. SEAN BURR WAS OUR FIRST MAYOR, DICK CHOMPER AND HIS SON, MATT AND I WERE EXTREMELY CLOSE FRIENDS IN HIGH SCHOOL.

I DIDN'T KNOW MATT IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL.

UM, YOU KNOW, WHILE DICK BECAME THE MAYOR, I THINK MATT WENT TO MONTICELLO ELEMENTARY SCHOOL.

THEY LIVED OVER OFF THE CITADEL, I BELIEVE.

AND, UM, I REMEMBER BEING IN, YOU KNOW, UH, SEEING ALL THE CAMPAIGN SIGNS AND STUFF, YOU KNOW, FOR, FOR MR. SHOPPER.

AND IT WAS JUST, THERE WAS JUST THIS WEIRD FEELING OF KNOWING HIM, BUT THEN HAVING THE OPPORTUNITY TO REALLY LEARN WHAT DICK SHOPPER AND, AND CHARLES HUBER AND, AND, UM, MR. MANITA, WHAT THEY DID FOR THIS CITY AT A TIME THAT WE WERE AT RISK OF BEING TAKEN OVER BY THE CITY OF DAYTON, UH, REALLY SEEMED TO BE KIND OF AN INSURMOUNTABLE TASK, BUT THEY, THEY WERE ABLE TO DO IT AND THEY, THEY PUT UP A FIGHT AND IT IS SOMETHING THAT I AM EXTREMELY PROUD OF.

I'M EXTREMELY PROUD TO BE FRIENDS WITH MATT AND THE SHOPPER FAMILY AND KNOW THEM.

AND I KNEW MR. SHOPPER BEFORE HE PASSED.

AND I THINK ALL OF US TODAY IN THIS CITY ON THIS DAYAS IN THE AUDIENCE REALLY NEED TO THINK ABOUT WHAT THAT WAS LIKE FORMING A CITY.

WE MIGHT STILL BE AT 40 YEARS OLD.

WE MIGHT STILL BE THE NEWEST CITY OF SIDE OR IN THE STATE OF OHIO.

I DON'T KNOW.

UM, VERY WELL COULD BE BECAUSE 40 YEARS IS NOT A LONG TIME, BUT IT'S CERTAINLY ENOUGH TIME TO GET SOME THINGS DONE.

AND I JUST THINK

[00:15:01]

IT'S IMPORTANT THAT EVERYBODY UNDERSTANDS THE WORK THAT WENT INTO AND WHAT WAS DONE, THE DECISIONS THAT WAS MADE LEGISLATION THAT WAS PASSED.

THINGS DONE OUT OF THE BOX BECAUSE IT HAD TO HAVE BEEN FOR US TO BE ABLE TO BECOME A COMMUNITY.

I'VE HAD LENGTHY CONVERSATIONS WITH MR. CAMPBELL WHO WAS AROUND THEN, WHO KNEW THINGS THAT HAVE HAPPENED.

UM, YOU KNOW, IN THE BEGINNING THERE WASN'T ENOUGH INCOME TAX EVEN PROVIDE THE BASIC CITY SERVICES.

I MEAN, THERE WERE LOTS OF DECISIONS.

WE BECAME THE CITY AND ALL THESE RULES WE HAD TO ABIDE BY AND, AND LAWS AND ALL THIS LEGALITIES, WHAT ARE WE GOING TO DO? RIGHT.

AND I'M JUST, I'M VERY HUMBLED TO BE HERE IN THIS SEAT, KNOWING WHAT OUR FORMER COUNCILS AND MAYORS HAVE DONE.

AND, YOU KNOW, AGAIN, IT WAS, YOU KNOW, CHARLIE MANITA WAS JUST AN ADMINISTRATOR.

THERE WAS NO CITY MANAGER THEN BECAUSE IT WASN'T THE CITY.

HE WAS JUST AN ADMINISTRATOR FOR THE TOWNSHIP.

THOSE GUYS REALLY PUT THE WORK INTO THIS PLACE AND WITH THE BACKING OF CHARLES SCHUMER, BUILDING HOUSES AND, AND, AND GROWING AND PEOPLE MOVING FROM DAYTON AND COMING TO THIS AREA REALLY SET, HE WRITES ON, ON A PATH OF SUCCESS AND IT WASN'T EASY.

AND I JUST WANT TO ACKNOWLEDGE THE FACT HOW APPRECIATIVE I AM, OF WHAT OUR CITY FATHERS HAVE DONE.

AND I LOOK FORWARD TO CELEBRATING THOSE NAMES.

SCHUMPER HUBER AND MANITA ALL THROUGHOUT THIS YEAR.

SO, UH, THANK YOU FOR BEARING WITH ME AND APPRECIATE YOU ALLOWING ME THE TIME TO, UH, TO SPEAK ON THAT.

IF THERE'S ANY OTHER COMMENTS ANYONE ELSE FROM COUNCIL WOULD LIKE TO SAY, UM, CERTAINLY LIKE OFFER THAT TIME REGARDING, UH, OUR 40TH ANNIVERSARY.

YES, MS. BAKER, NOT TO DATE MYSELF, BUT I REMEMBER WHEN THEY CANCELED SCHOOL, THEY DIDN'T SAY THE CITY HUBER HEIGHTS.

THEY SAID WAYNE TOWNSHIP CITY, LIKE THE SCHOOLS.

OH, THAT'S HOW THEY ADDRESSED IT.

WAYNE TOWNSHIP SCHOOLS.

SO I GREW UP HERE TOO, AND I JUST, UM, I MET DALE HENDRIX, HENDRIX AUTO WE'VE TALKED TO HIM.

MRS. SCALLOPS, MR. CALIP'S, MR. CHOMPER.

UM, THEY WERE ALL VERY MR. SPELL AND SPELL IT.

I REMEMBER THEM ALL JUST REALLY DIGGING IN AND GETTING IT DONE.

I FOUND AN ARTICLE FROM WHEN WE BECAME INCORPORATED.

I REMEMBER MY AUNT HAD A SHIRT THAT SAID I LIVE IN OHIO'S NEWEST CITY, HEBREW HEIGHTS.

IT WAS A RED SHIRT, LIKE BLUE LETTERING.

I STILL REMEMBER BEING HER HOUSE AND HER WEARING THAT SHIRT.

I MEAN, THAT'S, UM, I, YOU KNOW, I WAS 10, SO I DIDN'T KNOW, BUT YES.

THANK YOU FOR THOSE COMMENTS.

ANYONE ELSE? OKAY.

CHEERS.

AND MR. HUBER, MR. SHOPPER AND MR. MANITA, UH, WE COULDN'T HAVE DONE THIS WITHOUT YOU.

THANK YOU.

[7. Citizens Comments]

NEXT UP IS OUR NUMBER SEVEN CITIZENS.

MR. ROGERS.

I JUST HAVE ONE THIS EVENING.

UM, MRS. CINDY DAVIDSON, IF YOU'D PLEASE COME TO THE BATHROOM.

YES.

MS. DAVIDSON.

WELCOME.

HOW ARE YOU EXCITED TO BE HERE? THAT'S APPROPRIATE.

SO I HAVE TO BRING A HAND.

AM I ALLOWED TO TAKE THIS OFF FOR A MINUTE? YEAH, SURE.

OKAY.

SINCE I'M FACING THAT WAY.

OKAY.

THANKS.

WELL, THANK YOU FOR ALLOWING ME TO BE HERE.

I'M CINDY DAVIDSON AND I LIVE AT 3,203 RIVER DOWNS COURT AT LEXINGTON PLACE.

THAT'S MY SECOND HOME HERE.

MY FIRST HOUSE WAS BUILT IN THE YEAR 2000.

SO I'VE BEEN HERE A WHILE TOO.

I LOVE HUBER HEIGHTS.

IT'S MY HOME, MY HUSBAND AND I BOTH ARE HONORED TO BE HERE.

UM, SPEAKING BACK TO MR. HUBER, BACK IN THE DAY, MY DAD ACTUALLY POURED A LOT OF THE CONCRETE FLOORS THAT ARE IN THE OLD BRICK HOMES BACK IN THE DAY.

AND I REMEMBER HIS KNEES WEARING OUT FROM PUTTING ALL THE FLOORS BACK THEN.

YEAH, YEAH, EXACTLY.

SO THE REASON I'M HERE TONIGHT IS I WANTED TO INDUCE, INTRODUCE AN IDEA AND SEE IF YOU GUYS WOULD APPROVE IT.

OF COURSE, PEACE AND TRANQUILITY POND, WHICH IS OUR NONPROFIT HERE, UM, WOULD LIKE TO ADOPT.

AND I HAVE A PICTURE AND PRESENT TO YOU, AND I WISH I HAD IT HERE, BUT I DON'T.

IT'S COMING FROM CALIFORNIA, BUT A FIVE FOOT TALL PANDA BEAR.

AND THIS PANDA BEAR IS WEARING A T-SHIRT AND IT WON'T HAVE THE HEART ON IT.

IT WILL ACTUALLY SAY HAPPY 40TH BIRTHDAY, CITY OF HUBER HEIGHTS, OHIO.

WITH THAT BEING SAID, IT ALSO WILL HAVE ITS HAT BECAUSE WE ARE A SISTER CITY IN GERMANY.

AND I BELIEVE IT IS BRANDENBURG.

IF I'M NOT MISTAKEN WHEN I DID SOME RESEARCH, IS THAT WHAT IT IS? THANK YOU FOR THAT.

SO I THOUGHT IT WAS APPROPRIATE FOR THE BEAR TO ACTUALLY HAVE THIS HAT, UM, AS IT TRAVELS.

AND THE IDEA BEHIND THIS BEAR IS TO ATTEND DIFFERENT EVENTS THROUGHOUT THE YEAR THAT THE CITY IS GOING TO BE PUTTING ON.

IT WILL ALSO PARTICIPATE IN EVENTS THAT THE SCHOOLS ARE GOING TO BE, UH, PUTTING ON TOO.

SO I'M REALLY EXCITED ABOUT THAT.

[00:20:01]

I'VE HAD A COUPLE OF PEOPLE ASK ME, WELL, THERE'S A TRAVELING PANDA GOING ON IN VANDALIA.

AND THAT'S TRUE.

ACTUALLY, THE TRAVELING PANDA, WHICH IS AMANDA, THE PANDA HAS BEEN TRAVELING SINCE 2009 ACROSS THE UNITED STATES AND MANY CITIES.

AND THEY ARE DOING STORIES ABOUT THIS TRAVELING BEAR EVERYWHERE.

WHY A PANDA BEAR? WELL, PANDA BEAR IS A UNIVERSAL ANIMAL.

AND WHAT I MEAN BY UNIVERSAL IS IT'S ASIAN.

IT IS WHITE AND IT'S ALSO AFRICAN-AMERICAN OR BLACK.

SO IT CAN BE UTILIZED AND REACH OUT TO MANY DIFFERENT CULTURES AT THE SAME TIME.

IT MEANS PEACE, UNITY AND FRIENDSHIP, WHICH IS PERFECT TO USE FOR THE PURPOSE OF CELEBRATING OUR BIRTHDAY THIS YEAR.

SO WITH THAT BEING SAID, ONE OF THE IDEAS IS TO CREATE A FACEBOOK PAGE AND THE FACEBOOK PAGE, IT WILL ACTUALLY BE CALLED.

AND RIGHT NOW THE BEAR, SO NAME IS KIND OF IFFY CAUSE I'M WAITING ON APPROVAL, BUT SO I'M JUST GOING TO CALL IT HUGH BEAR.

UM, AT THIS TIME, UM, HUGH BEAR WILL HAVE A FACEBOOK PAGE THAT WILL BE CALLED HUGH BEAR'S 40TH BIRTHDAY ADVENTURES.

AND ON THAT FACEBOOK PAGE, HE WILL TRAVEL AROUND WITH DIFFERENT PEOPLE, INCLUDING THE SCHOOL BOARD.

UM, THE YOUNG MARINES ARE GOING TO BE THE FIRST ONES TO BRINGING TO THEIR BANQUET HALL.

THEY'RE GOING TO DRESS HIM IN FATIGUES AND TAKE PICTURES.

AND THEN HIS NEXT EVENT IS GOING TO BE OUR ARTS AND BEAUTIFICATION SHOW, WHICH IS ON THE 28TH, UM, AT OUR NEW COMMUNITY CENTER.

SO WE'RE REALLY EXCITED ABOUT THAT.

HE'LL BE THERE.

UM, SO WHEN HE, UM, DOES GET THERE AND HE'LL BE ARRIVING ON THE 28TH OF THIS MONTH, UM, WE WILL UPLOAD ALL THE PICTURES AND THERE'LL BE CAPTIONS UNDERNEATH EVERYTHING THAT IT ATTENDS THROUGHOUT THE YEAR, WHICH IS REALLY COOL.

ON THE 4TH OF JULY, HE WILL PUT ON A BLUE AND GREEN CAPE, WHICH ARE CITY COLORS AND HE'LL LOOK INSIDE THE PEACE AND TRANQUILITY POND AND HE WILL WISH TO BECOME LIFESIZE.

SO AT THAT TIME, HIS WISH WILL COME TRUE.

SO HE WILL ACTUALLY BECOME A LIFE-SIZED BEAR.

AND WHEN HE BECOMES LIFE-SIZE, HE'LL BE WEARING THE CAPE AND TAKE IT OFF AT OUR 4TH OF JULY PARADE AND PARTICIPATE AT OUR CITY'S EVENTS THROUGHOUT THAT DAY.

SO ALL THESE THINGS, AGAIN, BEING UPLOADED ONTO THE PAGE, UM, THE WHOLE IDEA IS THAT WE WANT TO CREATE A HISTORY, A HISTORY OF OUR 40TH CELEBRATION, OUR BIRTHDAY.

UM, SO SCOTT AND I WILL BE PEACE AND TRANQUILITY POND.

AND OUR COMMITTEE WILL BE AT THAT TIME, UH, CREATING A BOOK, A HARDBACK BOOK FROM THIS, IT WILL BE A CHILDREN'S BOOK THAT WE'RE VERY EXCITED ABOUT WHEN IT'S FINISHED, THAT WE WILL BE ABLE TO THEN DONATE IT TO OUR NEW LIBRARY ALONG WITH THE FIVE FOOT BEAR SO THAT FAMILIES LATER CAN COME BACK AND KIND OF ENJOY THAT BOOK WITH THEIR FAMILY AND SAY, HEY, THAT WAS ME IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, OR LOOK AT US, YOU KNOW, OR I KNOW THAT PERSON AND IT WILL BE OUR HISTORY AND A WAY TO CELEBRATE AND ALSO TO GIVE BACK TO THE COMMUNITY.

SO WE'RE REALLY EXCITED ABOUT IT.

I DO HAVE A COMMITMENT, UM, FOR IT TO BE TAKEN TO COLUMBUS AND IT'S GOING TO GET HIS PICTURES TAKEN THERE.

I HAVE WRITTEN, UM, MAYOR OR GOVERNOR DEWINE AND ASKED HIM IF HE WOULD BE NICE ENOUGH TO BE IN OUR BOOK WITH HIM AND I'M WAITING FOR AN ANSWER.

AND THEN I TOOK IT A STEP FORWARD.

AND I ALSO WROTE, UM, VICE PRESIDENT HARRIS AND OUR NEW PRESIDENT BIDEN AND ASKED THEM IF THEY WOULD BE NICE ENOUGH TO MAYBE SIGN A HAPPY BIRTHDAY PICTURE TO US AND ALLOW US TO BE IN THEIR BOOKS.

AND I'VE HAD A LOT OF GREAT SUPPORT RIGHT NOW, UM, FOR THIS PROJECT.

AND I'M HOPING I COULD HAVE YOUR SUPPORT TOO.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH, CINDY, I THINK.

UM, SO THANK YOU FOR, FOR THE IDEA YOU HAVE, UH, LOTS OF GREAT IDEAS FOR THIS COMMUNITY AND I APPRECIATE ALL OF THEM.

AND I, I THINK THIS IS A GREAT IDEA JUST FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF MARKING OUR HISTORY, GIVING US POINT IN TIME THAT CAN BE LOOKED BACK BY FUTURE GENERATIONS, CELEBRATING WHAT WAS THE 40TH ANNIVERSARY AND THE IDEA OF THE CHILDREN'S BOOK IN THE LIBRARY.

I THINK IT ALL JUST KIND OF COMES TOGETHER.

SO MY COMMENTS WOULD BE, I MEAN, I THINK THIS IS A TERRIFIC IDEA.

I'D LOVE TO SEE THIS ADVANCE THROUGH, THROUGH THE REST OF THE YEAR, CELEBRATING OUR 40TH.

THANK YOU.

YES, MR. OTTO, I AM ABSOLUTELY A HUNDRED PERCENT ON BOARD.

I THINK ANYTHING THAT PROMOTES COMMUNITY IS A GREAT THING.

SO I APPRECIATE ALL YOUR EFFORTS AND I LOOK FORWARD.

THANK YOU.

I DO HAVE TO ADD, UH, OH, I'M SORRY, MARK.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

I THINK IT'S A GREAT IDEA.

I APPRECIATE EVERYTHING YOU AND YOUR HUSBAND DOES.

THANK YOU, SIR.

THANK YOU.

I DID WANT TO ADD BECAUSE SOME OF THE CONCERNS WERE COVID JUST SO YOU KNOW, UM, ONE, I HAVE A TRAVELING JOURNAL THAT'LL BE FILLED OUT AS THE BEAR TRAVELS AND IT WILL GO INSIDE IT'S HANDY-DANDY BACKPACK, BUT INSIDE THE HANDY-DANDY BACKPACK, I HAVE MADE SURE BECAUSE OF COVID THAT I TAKE CARE OF THE PEOPLE HANDLING THEM THERE, AND THESE ITEMS WILL STAY PLENTY FULL THROUGHOUT THE YEAR.

WE CAN STAY SAFE AND THE PEOPLE THAT ARE HANDLING

[00:25:01]

THE BEAR CAN KEEP THE BEAR CLEAN AND SAFE TOO.

SO THANK YOU.

APPRECIATE THAT.

YES.

MS. BAKER, IS THE NAME DECIDED UPON OR LIKE WHAT, WHERE ARE THE IDEAS WHAT'S IN THE RUNNING? UM, SO CURRENTLY I CAN'T REALLY SAY BECAUSE I DID SPEAK TO MY LEGAL REPRESENTATIVE AND HIS NAME, HIS NAME IS DENNIS LIEBERMAN.

AND, UM, UNTIL I'M FINISHED TALKING TO THE FAMILY, I CAN'T ANNOUNCE THE NAME BECAUSE I HAVE TO HAVE PERMISSION.

SO CURRENTLY I'M A TO BEAR IT'S HUE, BEAR SLASH BEAR.

YEAH.

BUT I'M WORKING ON IT.

AND AS SOON AS I CAN ANNOUNCE IT, OBVIOUSLY, UH, YOU KNOW, I WILL DO THAT.

I'M REALLY EXCITED ABOUT JUST, YOU KNOW, TRYING TO MAKE THIS A REALLY GOOD, EXCITING EVENT FOR THE KIDS.

I'VE ALSO PURCHASED BIRTHDAY DECORATIONS FOR WHEN HIS ANNOUNCEMENTS COMES.

I DO WANT TO ASK YOU IF, WHEN HE GETS HERE, IF YOU WILL ALLOW ME TO MAYBE DECORATE IN HERE THE BIRTHDAY DECORATIONS AND INTRODUCED HIM ON VIDEO FROM IN HERE, BECAUSE THIS IS WHERE IT'S GOING TO START, BUT I CERTAINLY DON'T HAVE ANY ISSUES WITH THAT.

I THINK JUST COORDINATING WITH OUR, WITH OUR CLERK.

UM, WE COULD PROBABLY GET SOMETHING LIKE THAT DONE.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

WE APPRECIATE YOUR ENTHUSIASM.

THANK YOU, MS. BIRCH, DID YOU HAVE A COMMENT OR A QUESTION? I CERTAINLY DO.

UM, FIRST OF ALL, IS THERE, UM, IS THERE, WE HAD SOME DISCUSSIONS ABOUT THIS, UH, CINDY AND I DID, UM, IS, CAN WE GET PERMISSION TO CALL HIM CHARLES HUGH BEAR? WE DON'T HAVE THAT PERMISSION YET.

SO THAT'S WHY THAT'S WHAT SHE WAS JUST SPEAKING ABOUT THAT SHE COULDN'T SAY, OKAY, I'M JEFF, I'M HAVING A HARD TIME HEARING.

SO HOLD ON BEFORE YOU GO FURTHER.

SO YES, SHE ADDRESSED THAT AND SHE SAID THAT SHE COULDN'T ACTUALLY MENTION ANY OF THE NAME YET BECAUSE THE LEGALITY SHE'S STILL TRYING TO GET THAT DONE.

OKAY.

AND THE OTHER THING THAT I WAS GOING TO ASK IS, UH, DO WE HAVE, IF I'M NOT MISTAKEN, IF WE DO NOT HAVE A CITY MASCOT, DO WE NOT? DO WE? NO, NOT THAT I'M AWARE OF.

YEAH.

I THINK, YEAH.

UH, BRICKS, BUT THAT'S IT, BUT YEAH, IN TERMS OF AN ACTUAL PHYSICAL MASCOT, I DON'T BELIEVE THAT WE HAVE ONE, WE HAVE CITY SEAL, YOU KNOW, AGAIN.

YEAH.

RIGHT.

HERE'S THE, UM, OUR SISSY CENTER, UH, SISTER CITY, UM, PACK UP THERE WITH, UH, WITH, UH, HUBER HEIGHTS AND RYAN SBIRT.

SO, BUT YEAH, AS FAR AS THE CITY MASCOT, I DON'T, I DON'T BELIEVE THAT WE HAVE, WELL, I WAS WONDERING IF, IF, UH, WE COULD MAKE THIS BEAR, WHATEVER IT'S, UH, IN NAME TURNS OUT TO BE, TO MAKE HIM OUR MASCOT OR AT LEAST MAKE HIM OUR MASCOT FOR THE, UH, BIRTHDAY YEAR AND TO PROCLAIM HIM AS SUCH SO THAT, UH, THE ARTS AND BEAUTIFICATION COMMITTEE WOULD HAVE TOTAL CONTROL.

AND THERE WOULDN'T BE ANY DUPLICATION ON, UH, EFFORTS AROUND THE CITY THAT WE HAVE ONCE YOU BEAR RUNNING AROUND.

SURE.

I MEAN, I THINK WHATEVER THIS, WHATEVER THIS COUNCIL DECIDES AND HOW THEY WOULD WANT TO MOVE FORWARD WITH THAT, I DON'T SEE ANY ISSUES.

MR. SHAW, MR. MAYOR, MS. DAVIDSON, MY HATS OFF TO YOU AND YOUR HUSBAND AND THE NON-PROFIT OF PEACE AND TRAIL TRANQUILITY POND FOR EVERYTHING THAT YOU HAVE DONE HERE.

UM, HAVING SOME, UH, SOME CONVERSATIONS WITH OUR FRIENDS IN COLUMBUS, I, UM, I BELIEVE IT TO, UH, UH, COME TO FLOURISHION THAT, UH, UM, GOVERNOR DEWINE AND LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR HOUSTON WILL, UH, UM, HAVE A VERY GOOD, UH, UH, TIME ENJOYING THE BEAR.

UM, SPEAKING WITH SOME OTHER FOLKS IN COLUMBUS, I THINK IT'S GOING TO HAVE A GREAT TIME, UH, IN COLUMBUS ONCE IT ARRIVES.

UM, AND, UH, EVEN SPEAKING, HOPEFULLY, UH, SOME FEEDBACK ON SOME OF OUR FEDERAL OFFICIALS, ONE WHO MADE A LARGE ANNOUNCEMENT TODAY, UM, AS HOPEFULLY GOING TO PARTICIPATE AS WELL.

SO I THINK IT'S A GREAT THING FOR OUR COMMUNITY.

UH, REALLY GREAT TO SHOW THAT OUR COMMUNITY HAS OUTREACHED NOT ONLY IN COLUMBUS, BUT ALL AS FAR AS WAY AS DC, UM, AND SOME OF OUR ELECTED REPRESENTATIVES WELL, AND ALSO, UH, SOME, UH, SOME HIGHER OFFICIALS, UH, WITH THE NEW SPORTS WORLD AS WELL.

UM, SO I KNOW IT'S A CONVERSATION THAT IS GOING TO CONTINUE.

UM, BUT I THINK A WORD HAS GOTTEN OUT PRETTY QUICK ABOUT, UH, ABOUT YOUR, YOUR IDEA.

AND I THINK A LOT OF PEOPLE WILL WANT TO INVOLVE THEMSELVES NOW ON THE HISTORY OF THE 40TH CELEBRATION OF OUR CITY.

UM, BUT AGAIN, ALL OF THE IMPLICATIONS OF GOING INTO OUR NEW LIBRARY, UH, THE FACT THAT IT'S GOING TO BE TURNED INTO A CHILDREN'S BOOK, AND THIS IS A, A FULLY, UM, UH, RESIDENT DRIVEN NON-PROFIT DRIVEN, UM, UH, EVENT AND CELEBRATION.

SO THANK YOU SO MUCH.

THAT'S EXCITING.

THANK YOU, MR. MANSON, AND OTHER QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS FROM MS. DAVIDSON.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

LOOK FORWARD TO IT.

LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING IT.

NEXT STEP IS I HAVE

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NUMBER EIGHT, WHICH IS CITIZENS REGISTER TO SPEAK ON AGENDA ITEMS, MR. ROGERS MAY OR THEY'RE NOT THE SAVING BEYOND THE PEOPLE WHO ARE GOING TO SPEAK AT THE PUBLIC HEARING.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

[9. City Manager Report]

AND NEXT IS ITEM NUMBER NINE, WHICH IS OUR CITY MANAGER REPORT.

MR. SCHOMER, IF YOU WOULD.

YES.

THANK YOU, MAYOR AND COUNCIL REAL QUICK.

I'LL JUST GO THROUGH A COUPLE OF UPDATES, UM, AND START BY JUST SHARING A WINDOW HERE ON MY SCREEN.

UM, JUST TO RELATE TO IT ON OUR WEBSITE, WE HAVE A COUPLE OF ANNOUNCEMENTS RELEASED TODAY.

UH, FIRST AND FOREMOST, UH, THERE WAS A DAYTON DAILY NEWS ARTICLE REGARDING WHAT THEY HAVE COINED THE PHRASE OF FOREVER CHEMICALS.

UH, AND, UH, THERE WAS A QUESTION AS TO WHY MAYBE HUBER HEIGHTS WASN'T LISTED IT'S BECAUSE WE DON'T HAVE THAT ISSUE.

UH, SO WE ARE, UM, UH, ALWAYS DILIGENT IN MEASURING, UH, KEEPING UP TO THEM BEING PROACTIVE IN ANY OF THE EPA STANDARDS OR REGULATIONS.

UH, AND WE ALWAYS STRIVE TO ME COMPLIANCE AND OR HIGHER THAN THAT.

UH, SO ON OUR WEBSITE AND SOCIAL MEDIA PAGES, ET CETERA, I WAS POSTED TODAY, NOT ONLY THAT, BUT THE ACTUAL LETTER FROM THE EPA THAT INDICATED THAT THOSE, UH, PEACE AFS WERE NOT PRESENT IN OUR WATER SYSTEM.

SO, UH, RESOLVE ANY CONCERNS THAT ANYONE MAY HAVE, UM, UH, THERE IS NOT LINKED TO THE WEBSITE THERE YOU CAN DRILL DOWN AND SEE A EXACT MEASUREMENTS TESTS AND EVERYTHING ON OHIO EPA SITE.

ALL THAT INFORMATION IS READILY AVAILABLE, UH, PUBLISHED, UH, AND, UM, AND TRANSPARENT AND AVAILABLE TO THE, UH, TO THE COMMUNITY AREA.

BUT YOU'RE WONDERING, UH, THE OTHER, UH, ANNOUNCEMENT ON THERE IS THIS WEDNESDAY, OUR MILITARY AND VETERANS COMMISSION HAS CREATED ITS FIRST INAUGURAL ISSUANCE AND AWARD OF THE OUTSTANDING VETERAN SERVICE AWARDS, UH, TO BE AWARDED TO BOTH MIAMI VALLEY MARINES AS A SERVICE ORGANIZATION AND TO AN INDIVIDUAL MR. KEEGAN MILLER.

SO FOR THEIR EFFORTS IN SUPPORTING THE VETERANS OF THE COMMUNITY, UH, SERVICES ARE SO, UM, UH, AGAIN, ATTENDANCE IN PERSON IS LIMITED TO THAT, WHICH, UH, CAN STILL MAINTAIN GUIDELINES, UH, FROM THE, UH, FROM THE CDC