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View past agendas and minutes for Morgantown City Council.
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Meeting Summary
Public Meetings
Correspondence
  • Proclamation for Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Day, National Association of Letter Carriers Food Drive Day, Municipal Clerks Week, Gene Vance Jr. Day and Building Safety Month. 
    • Mayor Bill Kawecki read a proclamation declaring May 15 as Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Day
    • Mayor Bill Kawecki read a proclamation declaring May 11 as National Association of Letter Carriers Food Drive Day in the City of Morgantown. The Mayor invited citizens to take part in this day by placing non-perishable items by their mailbox on Saturday, May 11. 
    • Mayor Bill Kawecki read a proclamation declaring the week of May 5-May 11 as Municipal Clerk's Week. 
    • Mayor Bill Kawecki read a proclamation declaring May 18, 2019 as Gene Vance Jr. Day. The public is invited to attend the ceremony. For more information click here
    • Mayor Bill Kawecki read a proclamation declaring May as Building Safety Month. 
Public Hearings
  • Bond Ordinance - Assumption, and re-designation, of the River Road Public Service District's Water Revenue Bond.
    • MUB Manager Tim Ball gave an update on the acquisition of the River Road Public Service District.
Council Action
Unfinished Business

A. Consideration of approval of (third reading) of bond ordinance - assumption and re-designation, of the River Road Public Service District's Water Revenue Bond.
  • The bond ordinance would approve, ratify and confirm the bond loan agreement between the City of Morgantown, Morgantown Utility Board and the River Road Public Service District. (Passed 7-0)
B. Boards & Commissions
  • Museum Commission
    • Harold Shavor was re-appointed. (Approved)
    • Richard McEuwen was re-appointed. (Approved)
  •  Human Rights Commission
    • Kristen Cooper was re-appointed. (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
  • Health and Wellness
  • Tree Board
  • The Metropolitan Theatre Commission
  • Personnel Board
  • Library Board
  • Woodburn School Redevelopment Commission
  • Housing Advisory Commission
  • BOPARC
  • Parking Authority 
  • Ward and Boundary Commission
Public Portion
  • Tim Ball, General Manager of MUB, spoke about the pipeline route through White Park. This project is indefinitely on hold and the original route has been abandoned. Alternative routes are being looked at. MUB will hold two public meetings on this topic on May 15 at TBD and May 20 at 5:30 p.m. in Council Chambers.
  • Jonell Strough spoke about her concerns regarding the pipeline construction in White Park, specifically potential contaminates to waterways.
  • George Racin spoke about his concerns regarding the pipeline construction in White Park. 
  • Kathryn Madison spoke about her concerns regarding pipeline construction in White Park. 
  • Ella Belling spoke about her concerns regarding pipeline construction in White Park. 
  • Joan Beard spoke about her concerns regarding pipeline construction in White Park. She suggested that the public be able to walk the alternative routes that MUB has suggested. 
  • Vaike Haas spoke about cultural preservation in White Park and potential contaminants that may be caused by the construction of the pipeline.
  • Gary Schlobohm spoke about his concerns regarding the potential 1% sales tax in Morgantown and the effects that it will have on businesses. 
  • Cheryl Baker spoke about her concerns regarding pipeline construction in White Park.
  • Adam Polinski spoke about his concerns regarding pipeline construction in White Park, specifically how it would affect the bike clubs at local schools that use the park.
  • Vanessa Reeves gave a statement from the Morgantown Green Team regarding the pipeline construction at White Park. She also spoke about her concerns regarding the route of the pipeline construction. 
  • Elizabeth Sneathen spoke about her concerns regarding the pipeline construction at White Park. 
  • Twyla Meding spoke about her concerns regarding the pipeline construction at White Park. 
  • Lara Farina spoke about her concerns regarding the transparency about the pipeline construction at White Park. 
  • John Rice spoke about his concerns about the forced annexation of businesses outside of city limits. 
  • Evelyn Ryan spoke about broadcast issues on Channel 15 and her concerns of the 1% sales tax and the annexation of businesses by the city. 
  • Susan Elkin spoke about her concerns regarding the pipeline construction in White Park, specifically regarding contamination. 
  • Elizabeth Sneathen spoke about her support of the 1% sales tax. 
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 establishing a sales use tax and reducing business occupation taxes.
    • This ordinance would add a 1% sales tax that would be used for BOPARC projects, obligations to retired city employees, and capital improvement projects. The remainder of revenue received after distribution will be deposited into the City’s General Fund. Additionally, this ordinance would also reduce Business & Occupation tax rates for retail and service industry businesses. (Passed 7-0)
  • Proposed annexation plan information.
    • City Council received information regarding the proposed annexation plan. City Council will hold town hall meetings regarding the annexation plan at a later date. The proposed annexation plan information can be found here
City Manager's Report

Information 
A. Award public safety building renovations - Bid Call 2019-11
  • This bid is for the renovations of the Public Safety Building awarded to Lombardi Development Corporation in the amount of $815,000 with an additional facade cleaning  budget of $48,000 if necessary. (Passed 7-0)
 
New Business
  • There were no items under new business. 

City Clerk's Report 
  • Christine Wade announced the elected members of City Council from last week's election. New members include Zack Cruze for Ward 3 and Dave Harshbarger for Ward 6. Members who were re-elected include Rachel Fetty, Jenny Selin, Ron Dulaney, Bill Kawecki and Barry Lee Wendell. The new council will take their seats on July 1, 2019. 
May 8 - Sunnyside Up!
May 8 - Parking Authority 
May 8 - Transit Authority
May 9 - Planning Commission
May 13 - Pedestrian Safety 
May 13 -
Met Theatre
May 15 - Main Street Morgantown
May 15 - BOPARC
May 15 - Board of Zoning Appeals
May 15 - Historic Landmarks
May 16 - Library Board
May 16 - Museum
May 16 - Human Rights
May 20 - MUB
May 21 - SIster Cities
May 21 - City Council
May 22 - Housing Advisory
May 22 - Urban Landscape
May 23 - Land Reuse and Preservation
May 27 - Tree Board
May 28 - Committee of the Whole
May 30 - Woodburn School Redevelopment



   
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Jobs & Volunteer Opportunities

There are currently openings for the following positions:
  • There are currently no job openings.
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
  • Health and Wellness
  • Tree Board
  • The Metropolitan Theatre Commission
  • Personnel Board
  • Library Board
  • Woodburn School Redevelopment Commission
  • Housing Advisory Commission
  • BOPARC
  • Parking Authority 
  • Ward and Boundary Commission


For more information, visit morgantownwv.gov/volunteer.
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