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Meeting Summary
Public Meetings
Correspondence
  • Presentation by Tim Ball, MUB General Manager, regarding the route of the raw water pipeline. 
    • Tim Ball spoke about the alternate routes for the construction of the raw water pipeline. He gave an update on the public meetings regarding this issue and how the public has responded to the alternate routes. MUB expects to select a route and approve a recommendation at their monthly meeting on Thursday, June 20 at 3 p.m. in Council Chambers. MUB will then appear before City Council for the approval of the selected route. The date for this is TBD. 
Public Hearings
  • An ordinance amending the FY 2018-2019 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. 
    • No one chose to speak to this issue. 
  • An ordinance amending the FY 2018-2019 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. 
    • No one chose to speak to this issue. 
Council Action
Unfinished Business

A. Consideration of approval of (second reading) of an ordinance amending the FY 2018-2019 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 (First reading May 21, 2019)
  • This ordinance would amend the General Fund with a net change of $395,205 to account for additional revenues that the city has collected as well as decreases in budgets for specific areas in the FY 2019 Annual Budget. (Passed 6-0)
B. Consideration of Approval of (second reading) of an ordinance amending the FY 2018-2019 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 (First reading May 21, 2019)
  • This ordinance would account for the additional funds in the amount of $7,500 that are being collected through the Coal Severance tax. These funds will be allocated to BOPARC. (Passed 6-0)
C. Boards & Commissions
  • BOPARC
    • Danielle Trumble was nominated for reappointment. (Approved)
  • Health and Wellness Commission
    • Olivia Pape was nominated. (Approved)
    • Ryan Lewis was nominated. (Approved)
  • Human Rights Commission
    • Kate Levine-Freedman was reappointed. (Approved)
  • Parking Authority 
    • Amy Dale was nominated. (Approved)
  • Tree Board
    • Vaike Haas was nominated. (Approved)
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 - WVU SGA Student
  • Ward and Boundary Commission
Public Portion
  • Kathryn Madison spoke about the raw water pipeline construction and what route she felt was the best option. 
  • Tom Bloom spoke about the potential increase in rates from the raw water pipeline construction and urged council to avoid making a decision that would allow for a rate increase. 
  • Alan Kaiser spoke about his concerns regarding the raw water pipeline construction. 
  • Patrick Hathaway spoke about his concerns regarding BOPARC finances and asked council to consider additional funding for its summer programming. 
  • Erica Pallie spoke about her concerns for the raw water pipeline construction.
  • Katherine Cash spoke about her concerns regarding the destruction of trees for the construction of the raw water line. She called for a more transparent analysis. 
  • JoNell Strough spoke about the raw water pipeline construction. She thanked MUB for their willingness to accommodate public input, but she believes that the process is being rushed and more data needs to be looked at before making a decision.  
  • Elizabeth Sneathen spoke about her concerns with the rush of the raw water pipeline construction. 
  • Bill Rice voiced his concern that the public needs to pay more attention and provide input during public comment periods. He also commended the public for making public comments at the meetings. 
  • Danielle Trumble spoke about the raw water pipeline construction. She commended MUB for taking public input. 
  • Twylah Meding spoke about the raw water pipeline construction and what route she felt is the best option. 
Special Committee Reports
  • No one chose to speak during this portion.
Consent Agenda 
  • There were no items on the consent agenda. 
New Business
  • Consideration of approval of (first reading) of an ordinance amending article 155 of the City Code governing the Morgantown Parking Authority. 
    • This ordinance would amend the current City Code governing the Morgantown Parking Authority to bring the code up-to-date and reflect current best practices. This ordinance would not change parking rates. (Passed 6-0)
  • Consideration of approval of (first reading) of an ordinance providing for the zoning reclassification of 40 parcels of real estate in the Fifth Ward of the City of Morgantown from B-2, Service Business District to R-1A, Single-Family Residential District by amending article 1331 of the Planning and Zoning Code of the City of Morgantown as shown in the exhibit hereto attached and declared to be part of this ordinance as if the same were fully set forth herein. 
    • This ordinance will allow for this area to remain a single family residential neighborhood. This ordinance also reflects challenges of the property concerning steep slopes and its proximity to the Jerome Park and Woodburn neighborhoods. (Passed 6-0)
  • Consideration of approval of (first reading) of an ordinance amending section 1329.02, 1333.07, 1335.07, 1337.07, 1339.07 of the City of Morgantown Planning and Zoning Code relating to front-load garage. 
    • This ordinance would amend sections of the city's Planning and Zoning Code to specify the type of garage that the code is referring to. (Passed 6-0)
  • Consideration of approval of (first reading) of an ordinance amending section 1713.01 of the City Code updating the State Building Code. 
    • The ordinance would amend the City Code to comply with the International Code Council Energy Conservation Code. (Passed 6-0)
City Manager's Report

Information   
  • Chris Fletcher, Director of Development Services, spoke on behalf of City Manager Paul Brake about the Draft Strategic Plan for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion provided by the Human Rights Commission. Review of this plan will be moved to a future council agenda. 

City Clerk's Report 
  • Christine Wade encouraged citizens to sign up for the Notify Me program on the city website.
  • Christine Wade also shared information regarding the city's public meeting video on demand service which can be found on the city website
  • Citizen's are encouraged to sign up to receive the Morgantown Messenger, a monthly community newsletter. 
  • The clerk's office is looking to upgrade the software system that it currently uses for the City Code and agenda and minutes. 
June 5 - Traffic Commission
June 6 - Bike Board 
June 6 - Health and Wellness 
June 10 - Met Theatre 
June 12 - Sunnyside Up!
June 12 - Transit Authority
June 13 - Planning Commission 
June 18 - Sister Cities
June 18 - City Council
June 19 - Main Street Morgantown 
June 19 - BOPARC
June 19 - Board of Zoning Appeals
June 19 - Historic Landmarks Commission
June 20 - Library Board
June 20 - MUB
June 20 - Museum Commission
June 20 - Human Rights Commission
June 26 - Housing Advisory 
June 26 - Urban Landscape 
June 27 - Land Reuse and Preservation
June 27 - Woodburn School Redevelopment 




   
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Jobs & Volunteer Opportunities

There are currently openings for the following positions:
  • GIS Analyst 
  • Part-Time Accounting Clerk/Office Assistant
For more information, visit morgantownwv.gov/jobs.

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 - WVU SGA Student
  • Ward and Boundary Commission


For more information, visit morgantownwv.gov/volunteer.
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