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Worthington City Council

Worthington City Council meets at 7:30 p.m. the first, second and third Monday of every month except August at the Louis J.R. Goorey Worthington Municipal Building, 6550 N. High St., Worthington, OH 43085

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Government

In 1956, voters adopted the first charter for the City of Worthington. Included in the charter was the approval of the council-manager form of government. This form provides for the election of seven council members for four-year terms on an at-large, nonpartisan basis. These seven council members then appoint a city manager , who is the City's chief administrative official.



City Council meetings are currently taking place in person.

  • City Council meetings will continue to be live-streamed and archived here.
  • If you are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms (fever – cough – shortness of breath), please DO NOT enter the building or attend a meeting in person. Please fill out and submit the form below to provide comments.
  • Masks are Required in all City Facilities – All people attending public meetings in person or entering City buildings for any reason are required to wear a mask over their nose and mouth at all times while indoors until further notice. You must wear a mask regardless of whether or not you are vaccinated. If you do not have a mask, one will be provided for free.
  • In-person seating will initially be spaced and limited. Capacity may be increased over time.
  • Overflow seating will be available in the lobby and/or in the second-floor meeting room, as needed.
  • People can comment on agenda items in advance or during the meeting by filling out this online comment form.

City Clerk

Responsibilities


The city clerk provides administrative support to city administration and the City Council . The clerk is responsible for:
  • Managing various City permits and licenses
  • Preparing legislation
  • Publishing council meeting information pursuant to Sunshine Law requirements
  • Retaining records
  • Setting City Council agendas
  • Transcribing meeting minutes

Core Values

Applications: In-person applications will be accepted but email or mailed applications are preferred. If you have small projects that are legible when printed on 11”x17”, please call 614-431-2424 to discuss the specifics to see if the application and the construction documents can be e-mailed or faxed to 614-842-6336. Please feel free to email us at building@worthington.org for additional information and questions. This includes revisions to existing permits.

Permits, Revisions, and Collection of Fees: In-person payment of fees will be accepted. Checks can be mailed to pay for permits. If the project is small and fees have been paid, the permit can be mailed. Call 614-431-2424 to discuss the specifics to see if the permit, the plan approval, and the approved construction documents can be mailed.

Inspections: As a general rule, inspectors will not be entering occupied buildings. The following may be helpful when planning your project over the next couple of months:

• Inspection calls are still being received from 7:30 am to 8:30 am and you will still speak to the building inspector. The discussion may lead to a postponed inspection, a limited inspection, or a virtual inspection using a combination of photographs or livestreaming technologies. There should be no expectation that an inspection may happen, depending on the nature of the project and the occupancy of the building.

• An inspector reaching the jobsite has the authority to terminate an inspection at any time if the inspector believes their health may be in jeopardy.

• Inspections of replaced building service equipment (furnaces, air conditioners, water heaters, electrical distribution panels, etc.) will not be conducted in occupied buildings.

• New buildings under construction, including some additions, may be inspected, if there are no more than 10 people on the jobsite. Generally outdoor work like footings, foundations, framing of unoccupied and separated additions, reroofing, replaced siding, replaced doors and windows not requiring access to an occupied building may be conducted. The inspector has the right to refuse the inspection and the inspection will need to be rescheduled.

• Virtual Inspections: Some inspections may be conducted virtually, if the inspector is comfortable with the scope of the project, the caller is a knowledgeable contractor and will be conducting the virtual inspection, and the inspector is comfortable that the key elements of the inspection can be verified. The inspector and the caller can work out the details. There are generally 2 types of virtual inspections:

o Photographs: Simple items like shower valves for a bathroom alteration, post holes for fences and decks, ice barrier for a reroof, insulation of a porch addition, etc. may be candidates. The inspector can guide you if that will be acceptable.

o Livestreaming: The caller must be willing to accept a Facetime or Skype call from an iPad and follow the directions of the inspector on what the inspector needs to see. Some projects may not be good candidates, like above ceiling inspections where there is insufficient light. The inspector may not accept the livestream if the inspector is not comfortably able to see all of the elements of the inspection.

Certificates of Occupancy/Completion: Each inspection card has the e-mail of the building official at the bottom of the required inspections. Simply e-mail that card to the building official and the Certificate of Occupancy or Completion will be e-mailed back.

Integrity


We will always maintain a character of high standards and do what is legally, ethically and morally right.

Respect


We are dedicated to being objective, fair, consistent and compassionate in the treatment of our community and fellow employees in all of our actions.

Commitment


We strive to consistently do what is right and to build strong working relationships with coworkers and members of our community through open and timely communications.

Honesty


We are truthful and open in our interactions with each other and with members of our community.

Professionalism


We are dedicated to treating all people with respect, fairness and compassion while continually pursuing the highest levels of knowledge, skills and expertise.

 

 

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