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View past agendas and minutes for Morgantown City Council.
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Meeting Summary
Public Meetings
Public Hearings
  • There were no items under public hearings. 
Council Action
Unfinished Business
 
A. Boards & Commissions
  • Council spoke about positions that needed to be filled on boards and commissions by members of the city council.
Positions are still available for anyone seeking to volunteer on one of the city's boards or commissions with a vacant seat. You can apply by visiting www.morgantownwv.gov/volunteer. There are vacancies on the following boards and commissions:
  • Fire Code of Appeals
  • Sister Cities Commission
  • Traffic Commission
  • The Metropolitan Theatre Commission
  • Personnel Board
  • Library Board
  • Woodburn School Redevelopment Commission
  • Housing Advisory Commission
  • Ward and Boundary Commission
  • Tree Board
  • BOPARC
  • Parking Authority
  • Building Commission
  • Fairmont/Morgantown Housing Authority 
Public Portion
  • Jamee Davis spoke in opposition of the Proposed Annexation Plan. 
  • James Delisi spoke in opposition of the Proposed Annexation Plan.
  • Scott Copen posed questions to City Council about the Proposed Annexation Plan. 
  • Meg Baughman spoke in opposition of the Proposed Annexation Plan.
  • Michelle Krucoff spoke in opposition of the Proposed Annexation Plan. 
  • Steve Bowman spoke in opposition of the Proposed Annexation Plan. 
  • David Biafora spoke in opposition of the Proposed Annexation Plan. 
  • Claudia Morgan spoke in opposition of the Proposed Annexation Plan. 
  • Janet Paine spoke in opposition of the Proposed Annexation Plan. 
  • Argyle Sheets spoke in opposition of the Proposed Annexation Plan. 
  • Anthony Valentino spoke in support of the Proposed Annexation Plan but expressed his concerns regarding the exclusion of Mylan from the Proposed Annexation Plan and the status of the downtown area. 
  • Ted Hastings spoke in opposition of the round-about on Greenbag Road. 
  • Bob Hall spoke in opposition of the Proposed Annexation Plan.
  • James Giuliani spoke about his concerns with his properties on Forest Avenue and the condemning of his property on Allen Avenue. 
  • Evelyn Ryan spoke about her concerns regarding people setting off fireworks in the Greenmont Neighborhood area. She believes this was a hazard to the neighborhood. Ryan also spoke in favor of annexation. 
  • Jacob Godfrey spoke about his concerns regarding the effect that the user fee will have on his employees if his business was annexed into the city.
  • Dow Jones discussed problems that he has had with the city recently. 

Special Committee Reports
  • Jenny Selin spoke about pedestrian improvements that will be made in three locations in the city on behalf of a partnership between the City of Morgantown, WVU, MMMPO and Monongalia County. 
Consent Agenda 
  • There were no items on the consent agenda. 
New Business
  • Consideration of approval of (first reading) of an ordinance amending the FY 2019-2020 annual budget of the City of Morgantown as shown in the revised budget attached hereto and made a part of this ordinance as the same applies to the General Fund. 
    • This budget amendment would increase the budget based upon increased revenues in the city. Money will be allocated to a number of areas including the contingency fund, the hiring of an IT Manager, increased contribution to the post-employment benefits fund and BOPARC. (Passed 6-0)
  • Consideration of approval of (first reading) of an ordinance amending the FY 2019-2020 annual budget of the City of Morgantown as shown in the revised budget attached hereto and made a part of this ordinance as the same applies to the Coal Severance Fund. 
    • This budget amendment would decrease money in the Coal Severance Fund by $5,300. The money in this fund goes directly towards BOPARC for capital improvements but does not affect their daily operations. (Passed 6-0)
  • Consideration of a resolution approving agreement with the Monongalia County Board of Education providing a School Resource Officer at Suncrest Middle School. (Passed 6-0)
    • This resolution is an agreement between the Monongalia Board of Education and the City of Morgantown in which the school board pays 2/3 the cost of an entry level position for School Resource Officer to be provided by the Morgantown Police Department. (Passed 6-0)
  • Consideration of a resolution approving agreement with the Monongalia County Board of Education providing a school resource officer at South Middle School. 
    • This resolution is an agreement between the Monongalia Board of Education and the City of Morgantown in which the school board pays 2/3 the cost of an entry level position for School Resource Officer to be provided by the Morgantown Police Department. (Passed 6-0)
  • Consideration of a resolution approving agreement with the Monongalia County Board of Education providing a school resource officer at Morgantown High School. 
    • This resolution is an agreement between the Monongalia Board of Education and the City of Morgantown in which the school board pays 2/3 the cost of an entry level position for School Resource Officer to be provided by the Morgantown Police Department. (Passed 6-0)
  • Consideration of a resolution approving agreement with the Monongalia County Board of Education providing a school resource officer at Mountaineer Middle School.
    • This resolution is an agreement between the Monongalia Board of Education and the City of Morgantown in which the school board pays 2/3 the cost of an entry level position for School Resource Officer to be provided by the Morgantown Police Department. (Passed 6-0)
  • Consideration of a resolution approving agreement with Monogalia County for animal control.
    • This resolution is an annual agreement between Monongalia County and the City of Morgantown in which the county provides the city with animal control officer services. This service is provided at a fee of $30,171.68 paid to the county through the city's dog owner fee. (Passed 6-0)

City Manager's Report
Information 
  • Proposed Annexation Plan 
    • City Manager Paul Brake addressed frequent comments and questions that have been posed by residents. 
    • Brake recommended extending the proposed timeline another 3 to 6 months. Brake will present a report to council at its first meeting in August. 
    • Information regarding the Draft Annexation Plan can be found on the city website.
  • Noise Permit Waiver - Sabraton Station | Mountain Fest
    • An agreement was reached between residents in Sabraton and the owners of Sabraton Station regarding MountainFest activities on Wednesday and Thursday evenings. Sabraton Station will hold their entertainment on the patio only on Wednesday and Thursday evening during MountainFest. 
  • Brake discussed the city's rollout of its Transparency Center through ClearGov. The Transparency Center can be found on the homepage of the city website and it provides citizens with financial and project related information in an easy to understand format. 
New Business   
  • Second Street metered parking and change in traffic flow
    • This proposal would change Second Street to a one-way street to provide metered parking for businesses along University Avenue. 
    • City Council approved the proposal for a 90-day trial period pending the adoption of an ordinance. (Approved 6-0)
  • Fair and Festival Permit - Veterans Hump Event
    • A permit has been requested for an event that will be held at Classics 3 Restaurant on Saturday, August 3 in honor of veterans. (Passed 6-0)
  • Fair and Festival Permit - Main Street Morgantown Hops on the Mon Event 
    • A permit was requested by Main Street Morgantown for the Hops on the Mon Event on September 28 that will take place on the Courthouse Square. (Passed 6-0)
  • Sponsorship of Monongalia County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day
    • MUB will be collecting hazardous waste on Saturday, August 3. MUB requested that the city offset the cost of the event at a total of $5,000. This is an annual event that the city has previously supported. (Passed 6-0) 
City Clerk's Report 
  • Christine Wade spoke about the videos that the city has partnered with CGI to make. These videos showcase different aspects of Morgantown and what the city has to offer. They can be found on the city website.
July 17 - BOPARC
July 17 - Board of Zoning Appeals
July 17 - Historic Landmarks
July 18 - Open House Draft Annexation Plan
July 18 - Library Board
July 18 - Museum Commission 
July 18 - Human Rights Commission
July 22 - Open House Draft Annexation Plan
July 22 - Tree Board
July 24 - Housing Advisory 
July 24 - Urban Landscape
July 25 - Land Reuse and Preservation
July 30 - Committee of the Whole
   
Check out the calendar on the City of Morgantown website for specific information on public meeting times and locations.

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Jobs & Volunteer Opportunities

There are currently openings on the following boards and commissions: 
  • Fire Code of Appeals
  • Sister Cities Commission
  • Traffic Commission
  • The Metropolitan Theatre Commission
  • Personnel Board
  • Library Board
  • Woodburn School Redevelopment Commission
  • Housing Advisory Commission
  • Ward and Boundary Commission
  • Tree Board
  • BOPARC
  • Parking Authority
  • Building Commission
  • Fairmont/Morgantown Housing Authority 
For more information, visit morgantownwv.gov/volunteer.
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