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Robinson, Cummings leading council outreach effort

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WORTHINGTON — Worthington City Administrator Steve Robinson told city council members at their regular meeting Monday night that he and council member Chad Cummings have begun reaching out to community and business organizations and asking to teach associates about the various projects in the works in Worthington, including improvements and amenities.

Their presentation is called "There's Nothing Happening in Worthington and City Council Won't Do Anything About It." Robinson said the presentation shows residents that the title statement is actually false — there's a lot going on in Worthington, thanks in large part to the city council.

Some of those efforts were among the agenda items at Monday's meeting. Here are a few:

  • The city council hosted two public hearings Monday, one to solicit feedback regarding East Avenue sewer improvement, which will be assessed in part to local residents, and one to discuss issuing a senior housing revenue refunding note to The Meadows of Worthington.
  • A number of ordinances passed their third readings and were adopted. A portion of Eighth Street will be vacated by the city, and changes of zone were approved for housing development and for the parcel of land that will be home to the planned entertainment spec building.
  • City council members approved a resolution designating Worthington as a Yellow Ribbon Community, meaning it will develop a network for supporting veterans and their families.

For more of this story, see Wednesday's print edition and dglobe.com.

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