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ALL RIGHT,

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HERE WE GO.

SO

[ AGENDA MILITARY AND VETERANS COMMISSION City Hall - Council Chambers 6131 Taylorsville Road April 22, 2020 6:00 P.M. ]

I'M CALLING THE MEETING TO ORDER.

THIS IS THE, UH, MILITARY AND VETERANS COMMISSION TO HUBER HEIGHTS.

AND IT'S OUR APRIL MEETING.

WE'RE STARTING JUST A LITTLE BIT EARLY, BUT WE WILL FINISH EARLY BECAUSE OUR ESTEEM BROTHER RAGE RAWR.

HAS ANOTHER MEETING TO BE AT AT SEVEN O'CLOCK.

SO WE DON'T WANT TO MAKE HIM LATE.

SO FOLKS, IF YOU WILL, IF YOU'RE WEARING A HAT, REMOVE IT, PLACE IT OVER YOUR HEART OR YOUR HAND OVER YOUR HEART, WHICHEVER THE CASE MAY BE.

AND LET'S DO THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE.

READY? READY? I PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE.

THANK YOU.

IF WE WILL, GUYS, LET'S TAKE THAT 30 SECONDS JUST TO HAVE A MOMENT OF SILENCE FOR, UM, FOR MASS ART AND LUBE BRAND STARTING NOW.

ALL RIGHT, THANK YOU.

AND WE'LL GO AHEAD AND HAVE THE PRAYER BY THE GOD, LORD JESUS.

HOLY SPIRIT.

WE JUST THANK YOU FOR THIS TIME.

WE CAN COME TOGETHER EVEN THOUGH IT'S NOT FACE TO FACE AND IN PERSON WITH EACH OTHER.

IT'S GOOD THAT WE HAVE THIS ELECTRONIC MEANS AND WE THANK YOU FOR THAT.

FATHER, WE JUST ASK YOU FIRST TO BE WITH THE BROWN FAMILY.

JUST BE WITH THEM FATHER AND COMFORT THEM WITH YOUR PRESENCE.

YOU HAVE THE PEACE AND LET THEM KNOW THAT WE ARE THINKING ABOUT THEM.

LORD, WE ALSO LIFT UP OUR WORLD AND OUR NATION AS WE CONTINUE TO FIGHT THROUGH THE COVEN 19 CHALLENGE.

WE JUST ASKED YOU TO KEEP YOUR PRESENCE AMONGST ALL OUR FOLKS.

KEEP THEM SAFE.

KEEP THEM WELL, FATHER, HELP US TODAY AS WE GO FORWARD.

IT'S OUR AGENDA.

HELP US TO BE DOING YOUR WILL AND HELP US TO KEEP FOCUSED ON TAKING CARE OF OUR VETERANS AND OUR, OUR MILITARY SERVICE MEMBERS.

WE THANK YOU.

WE LOVE YOU.

WE PRAISE YOU.

IT'S IN YOUR SON'S NAME.

WE ASK THESE THINGS.

AMEN.

ALL RIGHT.

MR. ROBBINS TO YOU ON THE RULES.

COOL.

MR ,

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BASED

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ON THE, THE, UH, SHE'LL SAY THE PROMINENCE OF THE ORGANIZATIONS THAT ARE CANCELING.

AND UH, TO BE HONEST, PHYLLIS AND GIRLS, IT LOOKS LIKE A WHOLE BUNCH OF PEOPLE CANCELING AS, AS WE GO INTO JULY.

SO I, YOU KNOW, I'M GETTING A LITTLE BIT PEST.

THE BEST THING ABOUT OUR ABILITY TO FIELD, UH, IN EVENT WITH, WITH, UH, SO MANY MULTIPLE TASKS AND YEAH, AND WITH, WITH SO MANY UNKNOWNS ABOUT WHAT YOU CAN DO, WHAT YOU CAN'T DO IN TERMS OF SOCIAL DISTANCING AND ALL THAT.

BUT THAT'S JUST MY, THAT'S JUST MY PERSONAL PERSONAL OPINION.

IT'S NOT THE, YES.

NOW, RAY AND I, I THINK YOU'RE ACTUALLY RIGHT.

AND ROB, I'LL ASK YOU TO KIND OF WEIGH IN BECAUSE EVERYTHING I'M SEEING AND WITH OTHER PROJECTS I'M WORKING, IT'S LOOKING LIKE WELL INTO JULY BEFORE WE'LL EVEN START TO SEE.

UM, AND DO YOU USE THE TERM NORMALCY? I THINK IS EVEN ALMOST, UM, JUST NOT A GOOD TERM TO USE BECAUSE THE NEW NORMAL IS GOING TO BE VERY DIFFERENT THAN WHAT WE'RE USED TO.

WELL, WE, UM, WE HAD A DISCUSSION ABOUT THIS, THAT THE WORK SESSION OF COUNCIL LAST NIGHT AND OF COURSE, UH, WE HAD CITY ADMINISTRATION ARE FACTORING IN WHAT THE FUTURE LOOKS LIKE.

AND, UH, WITHOUT, WITH STRONG RESTRAINT FROM BECOMING POLITICAL IN MY STATEMENTS, I WILL SAY THAT, UH, WE ARE, UM, VERY OPTIMISTIC AND, UH, COUNTING ON THE FACT THAT, UH, THE STATE GOVERNMENT WILL DO THE RIGHT THING AND THAT IS MEASURING THE ENDS VERSUS THE MEANS AND REALIZING THAT ALTHOUGH, UM, THERE ARE CERTAIN PRACTICES THAT NEED TO BE DONE, UH, AT SOME POINT IN TIME YOU HAVE TO LET PEOPLE, UM, HAVE THE FREEDOMS TO PRACTICE THEIR OWN SAFETIES AND SECURITIES, UH, AND NOT BECOME DEPENDENT ON BEING TOLD EXACTLY WHAT TO DO AT EVERY STEP OF THE WAY.

AND THERE ARE RISKS IN LIFE AND, UM, THERE ARE, UH, CONTAGIONS AND VIRUSES AND EVERYTHING THAT EVERYBODY NEEDS TO BE AWARE OF.

UH, HOWEVER, THE END RESULT OF THE SUCCESS OF PROBABLY THE MEASURES THE STATE HAS TAKEN, UH, HAS PROBABLY PUT OUR STATE IN A GOOD POSITION.

UH, BUT WE ARE HOPEFUL THAT THEY ARE READY TO TEST THOSE MEASURES.

AND, UH, UH, BECAUSE THE DAMAGE THAT COULD BE DONE BY FAILING TO ALLOW PEOPLE TO RECREATE, UH, TO, UH, TO BE OUT TO ECONOMICALLY, UM, UH, IMPACT THE, UM, THE, THE REGION IS, IS GOING TO BE SUBSTANTIAL IF NOT.

SO ON THAT NOTE, UH, AS FAR AS THE CITY GOES, WE ARE STILL PLANNING ON OPENING OUR POOL.

WE'RE STILL COUNTING AND BOOKING SHOWS FOR OUR ROSE MUSIC CENTER.

UH, OUR STAR-SPANGLED HEIGHTS IS ON AS SCHEDULED.

UH, OUR FIREWORK SHOW IS ON AS SCHEDULED, UH, UNTIL THE VERY LAST MINUTE OF THE VERY LAST DAY THAT WE'RE TOLD WE ARE NOT ALLOWED.

UH, WE ARE GOING TO CONTINUE TO MOVE ON AND UH, WELCOME A WONDERFUL SUMMER OF 2020.

OKAY.

WELL WITH THAT IN MIND, WE WILL CONTINUE TO PRESS ON AND, AND PLAN AS IF IT IS, UM,

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AND GO FROM THERE.

THE WAY THAT I SEE IT IS IT'S MUCH EASIER TO, AT THE LAST MINUTE SAY, WELL, WE'RE NOT GOING TO BE ABLE TO, AND POINT TO THE REASON THEN BE A LITTLE BIT, I, I GUESS I DON'T WANT TO USE THE WORD PANIC, BUT OVER PRECAUTIOUS CANCEL SOMETHING AND THEN FIND OUT, OH, HEY, WE DIDN'T NEED TO DO THAT.

AND THEN TRY TO GET THE MOMENTUM BUILD BACK UP TO PUT THOSE PLANS IN PLACE.

UH, IT DOESN'T TAKE ANYTHING TO KEEP THE PLANS IN MOTION BECAUSE THEY ALREADY ARE IN MOTION.

AND IF WE GET RIGHT UP TO THAT STOP DATE AND WE HAVE TO SAY IT'S A NO GO, THEN IT'S A NO-GO.

UH, BUT I, I THINK THAT THAT SERVES OUR COMMUNITY MUCH BETTER, UH, FOR CONTINUING TO PLAN, CONTINUING TO, UH, UM, HOPE TO HOLD THOSE EVENTS.

AND, UH, UNLESS WE'RE TOLD THAT WE CAN'T, WE'RE A, WE'RE STILL PLANNING TO MOVE FORWARD AND I THINK THAT WILL KEEP US AHEAD OF THE CURVE.

OKAY.

SO LET ME ASK YOU THIS AS FAR AS MEMORIAL DAY BECAUSE THAT WOULD ACTUALLY BE OUR NEXT ONE.

BUT ALL REALLY ALL WE WERE GOING TO DO WAS DO SOMETHING SIMILAR AS WHAT WE GET ON VETERANS DAY WITH, WITH UH, DOING A FLAG RAISING AND REPLAYING.

YOU WANT US TO GO AHEAD AND CONTINUE TO PLAN FOR THAT AS WELL? CORRECT.

I PERSONALLY SEE NO HARM IN MAKING THE PLANS.

IF WE HEAR NEWS HERE IN THE NEXT WEEK FROM THE GOVERNOR, UM, YOU KNOW, HE'S GOING TO HAVE TO OUTLINE EXACTLY WHAT THOSE RESTRICTIONS ARE, UH, IN TERMS OF, UH, CIVIC EVENTS, UH, CEREMONIAL EVENTS AND THINGS LIKE THAT.

I WOULD REALLY HOPE THAT.

RIGHT.

YOU KNOW, THOUGH THOSE ARE VERY IMPORTANT THINGS TO, UH, TO PEOPLE AND, UH, I WOULD LIKE TO SAY WE'RE NOT GIVING UP ON THAT, THAT THAT WOULD BE MY PREFERENCE.

THAT WE'RE STILL, WE'RE STILL COUNTING ON SERVING OUR COMMUNITY IN EVERY CAPACITY WE CAN.

ALRIGHT, COOL.

COOL.

ALL RIGHT.

RAY, ANYTHING ELSE FOR THE FORD ? WELL, YOU KNOW, I'M THE REPRESENTATIVE FOR TWO, THE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE MEETING FOR THREE SEPARATE ORGANIZATIONS.

ONE IS THIS BOARD, THIS COMMISSION, ONE IS THE YOUNG MARINES AND ONE IS THAT HE WRITES MASONS.

BUT UH, BUT UH, HAS NO MATTER HOW YOU LOOK AT IT, THOSE THREE GROUPS ARE FOR THEIR INTERVENTION, PARTICULARLY AD HOC.

THE REAL WEIGHT FALLS ON THOSE ORGANIZATIONS THAT HAVE, UH, THAT YOU HAVE TO GIVE SOME CREDENCE TO THE UH, UH, NECESSITY FOR LEGIT LOGISTICAL PREPARATION IN WHAT, WHAT, HOW, WHAT LENGTH OF TIME SUCH PREPARATORY ACTIVITIES WILL TAKE.

AND I TALKED TO HIM ABOUT, YOU KNOW, MONEY AND UH, AGREEMENTS AND ALL THAT KIND OF THING.

SO IT'S, HE HAD SAY, A CHALLENGING LIPS AND ONE THAT IT WILL BE, UH, CERTAINLY EVALUATED STRONGLY AS THE DAY HAS PASSED.

BUT UH, ACCORDING TO THE LIGHTS OF THE, OF THE CHAMBER OF CONGRESS MEETING THAT DAY HAS NOT YET ARRIVED.

OKAY.

SO I THINK BLENDING THOSE TWO TOGETHER, IT'S A, WE, WE CONTINUE AS THE COMMISSION TO PLAN FOR WHAT WE WERE GOING TO DO AND WE MAKE IT KIND OF LIKE A PLUG AND PLAY THAT, THAT IF WE GET THE GREEN LIGHT THAT WE'RE DOING IT, WE CAN PLUG IN AND GO ON.

IF, IF WE GET A CEASE AND DESIST, THEN WE CAN SHELVE THEM FOR NEXT YEAR.

SOUNDS LIKE A PLAN.

GO AHEAD.

ALL RIGHT, COOL.

SO GUYS, JUST UH, SOME THINGS WE HAD FROM THE LAST, OUR LAST FACE TO FACE MEETING AND I JUST WANTED TO BRING THEM UP.

SO WE HAVE THEM ON THE AGENDA.

THEY'RE REALLY ON HOLD.

THAT'S AN UPDATE ON OUR MISSION AND VISION STATEMENT.

UH, OUR STRAT PLAN FOR 2020 THE DAY WAS THE HERO.

WELL OF COURSE I WAS GOING TO BE OUR SCHOOL PROGRAM BUT SINCE SCHOOL NOW IS ON THE ONLINE FORMAT UNTIL THE END OF THIS YEAR AND DISCUSSIONS FOR NEXT FALL, WE WILL TABLE THAT UNTIL NEXT FALL.

UH, ALSO THEN THE REMEMBER THAT TRY TO REDUCE SUICIDE.

THAT WAS ONE OF OUR PROJECTS AND WE ARE GOING TO TRY TO START FOUR FOR THIS YEAR AGAIN.

WE'LL JUST PUT THAT ON HOLD UNTIL WE HAVE OUR NEXT FACE TO FACE AS WELL AS THE VETERANS LAST PATROL.

UH, ROB, IF WE COULD, THE ONLY THING I HAD ON NEW BUSINESS WAS IF YOU COULD JUST KIND OF GO OVER THE APPLICATION PROCESS FOR VACANT COMMISSION SEATS.

AND IF WE'VE HAD ANY APPLICANTS, WE REALIZED THE CITY COUNCIL WILL BE THE ONE THAT APPROVES THAT.

BUT WE'RE JUST, YOU KNOW, JUST INTERESTED.

YES.

UM, I, I WOULD ACTUALLY HAVE TO CHECK WITH THE CLERK.

THE CLERK RECEIVED THOSE APPLICATIONS ON BEHALF OF COUNCIL.

I KNOW THAT A, A MEDIA

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RELEASE AND A PUBLIC NOTICE WAS SENT OUT, THE APPLICATION PERIOD IS OPEN.

I'M NOT SURE THE NUMBER OF APPLICATIONS RECEIVED AS OF YET, UH, UNTIL THE CLOSING DATE.

WHAT ONE THING THAT I WAS GOING TO ASK IS ONCE INTERVIEWS ARE SCHEDULED FOR THAT, UM, UH, I W I WOULD, UM, I HAD ALREADY ASKED THE MAYOR IF I'M A REPRESENTATIVE OR TWO FROM THE COMMISSION WOULD BE INTERESTED AND UH, ALSO ATTENDING, UH, WHICH IS, UM, WHICH IS SOMETIMES DONE FOR, FOR BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS FOR ONCOMING MEMBERS.

SO IF THERE WAS SOMEBODY, UH, AND I DON'T KNOW WHAT THE DATE OR TIME OF THAT WOULD BE AS OF YET, BUT IF, UM, UM, EITHER YOU AS THE CHAIR OR SOMEBODY ELSE, UH, ONE OR TWO MEMBERS WOULD LIKE TO PARTICIPATE IN A, IN MEETING THE POTENTIAL CANDIDATES, UH, IN HELPING US PROVIDE A RECOMMENDATION TO THE FULL COUNCIL.

UM, YOU'D BE MORE THAN WELCOME TO, UH, TO DO THAT.

OKAY.

SO I'LL KEEP YOU POSTED ON THAT.

OKAY.

ALL RIGHT.

AND IN FACT COMES ALONG AND JUST LIKE SEKI SPOKE DID AND THEN WE'LL, WE CAN PUT THE WORD OUT TO THE CREW AND IF ANYBODY WANTS TO SIT IN ON THAT WE CAN DO.

SURE.

WE'LL, OKAY.

ALL RIGHT GENTLEMEN, LADIES, DO WE HAVE ANYTHING ELSE THAT WE NEED BRING, BRING BEFORE THE COMMISSION? I DON'T THINK SO.

I DON'T HAVE ANYWAY.

NOTHING.

YES.

THE ONLY THING THAT YOU AND I HAD SPOKEN ABOUT WAS THE, UH, INCORPORATING A TREE PLANTING, UM, IN MEMORY OF, UH, BLUE AT OUR MEMORIAL VETERAN SITE.

YES.

SO GUYS, ONE OF THE, AND I, I ACTUALLY THINK THIS MIGHT BE SOMETHING TO INCORPORATE INTO OUR VETERANS LAST BEFORE WE CAN INCLUDE THAT IN THAT, IN WHAT BILL HAD SUGGESTED WAS THAT WE, WE PLANT A TREE AND LOSE HONOR, UM, THERE AT THE, AT THE VETERAN MEMORIAL SITE AND I THINK THAT'S QUITE APPROPRIATE.

SO GREEN PLOTS THAT TO THE COMMISSION TO WHAT'S YOUR THING? OKAY, SO ROB, LET'S CONSIDER THAT EMOTION.

MR CROMER AND I WILL SECOND IT THAT WE PLANT A TREE AND LOSE HONOR YOU THE DENTAL MEMORIAL SITE.

ALRIGHT.

UH, ON THAT MOTION, UH, THE ROLL MR BRENNER? YES.

MR CROMER? YES.

MR GERARD? YES.

MR GREG? YES.

YES.

JOHNSON? YES.

MRS. LEVY? YES.

AND MRS. SOLOMON? YES.

ALRIGHT.

WHICH CARRIES UNANIMOUS.

CARRIE.

COOL.

VERY GOOD.

THANK YOU GUYS.

THANKS BILL FOR BRINGING THAT BACK.

I APPRECIATE THAT.

NO PROBLEM.

ANYTHING ELSE? HEARING, HEARING NOTHING.

ALRIGHT, I WOULD MOVE THAT WE ADJOURN.

ALL RIGHT, THANKS.

OKAY.

MEETING ADJOURN.

STAY SAFER.

ALL RIGHT GUYS.

THANKS.

ALL RIGHT, NOW TAKE CARE EVERYBODY NEXT TIME.

THANKS.

DID YOU GET THE IDEA, DID YOU GET THE IDEA UNDER THE WHO SECONDED THE MOTION? NO MOTION NEEDED FURNITURE WITH ME.

OH, SOMEBODY SECONDED, BUT IT'S, I PARTICIPANT IS NOW EXITING.

SO, SO RAY, UH, BILL MADE THE MOTION FOR THE TREE.

I SECOND THE MOTION FOR THE TREE TALK.

I WAS TALKING ABOUT THE ADJOURNMENT.

NO MOTION.

OKAY.

WAS JUST BEING, I WAS JUST BEING POLITE.

OKAY.

TONGUE IN CHEEK.

OH, I HAVE ONE OTHER COMMENT.

YEAH.

ROBERT'S SCARY LOOKING GOLD TO, UH, WATCH YOUR PRESENTATION WHEN THE SIDE OF YOUR HEAD KEEPS BULGING OUT ON THE RIGHT.

DOES IT? YEAH.

IT LOOKS LIKE YOU GOT SOME TIME KNOWN.

PARTICIPANT IS NOW EXITING.

ALRIGHT, SOUNDS GOOD.

I'LL, UH, I'LL, I'LL, I'LL TRY TO DRAW THAT BACK INTO MY HEAD AND PUT A PAD OR JOHN OR SOMETHING, MAN.

YEAH.

ALRIGHT GUYS.

YOU SAY.

ALL RIGHT, THANKS.

WE'LL SEE YOU.

BYE.

BYE.

* This transcript was compiled from uncorrected Speech-to-Text.