"One great thing about probably 90 percent of the suggestions I have in here is that it doesn't cost anything ... Although there are grants and funds out there," Meffert said.
Several council members and the mayor volunteered to be on the committee with Meffert to start planning and organizing the initiative.
"He's very dedicated to this," said Casebolt. "He is correct, this is a huge effort. I think once it gets initiated, once it gets started it will take on a life of its own."
Meffert provided a timeline of eight weeks for implementation to begin and six months before activities begin.
Finally, council accepted the resignation of Craig Matthews, who recently moved to Putnam County.
Brown will review the city charter to make sure council members can nominate a replacement. If that checks out, nominations will be made at the next council meeting.