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View past agendas and minutes for Morgantown City Council.
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Meeting Summary
Public Meetings
Correspondence
  • MUB Letter to City Council 
    • Mayor Kawecki read a letter from MUB General Manager Tim Ball regarding the alternate routes for the construction of the raw water pipeline. Mr. Ball wrote about conducting soil sampling prior to making a recommendation on a route for the raw water pipeline. Due to delays in testing, MUB will postpone the selection of a new route to a later date yet to be determined. 
  • Mayor Kawecki read two proclamations recognizing and thanking outgoing council members Mark Brazaitis and Ryan Wallace for their service.
Public Hearings
  • An ordinance amending article 155 of the City Code governing the Morgantown Parking Authority. 
    • No one chose to speak to this issue. 
  • An ordinance amending section 1713.01 of the City Code updating the State Building Code. 
    • No one chose to speak to this issue. 
Council Action
Unfinished Business

A. Consideration of approval of (second reading) of an ordinance amending article 155 of the City Code governing the Morgantown Parking Authority. (First reading June 4, 2019)
  • 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 5-0)
B. Consideration of approval of (second reading) of an ordinance amending section 1713.01 of the City Code updating the State Building Code. (First reading June 4, 2019)
  • The ordinance would amend the City Code to comply with the International Code Council Energy Conservation Code. (Passed 5-0)
C. Boards & Commissions
  • There was nothing to report.
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
  • Bob Hall spoke to council about his opposition to the city's annexation plan. 
  • Matt Gutta spoke to council about his opposition to the city's annexation plan and how it would negatively affect small businesses. 
  • Amy Root spoke in support of the Morgantown Human Rights Commission's "Open for All" campaign. 
  • Andrew Barnes spoke to council about the West Virginia Council of International Programs and encouraged council and the public to volunteer for the program. 
  • Meg Baughman spoke to council about her opposition to the city's annexation plan.
  • Ted Hastings spoke to council about his opposition to the city's annexation plan and the roundabout being planned on Greenbag Road. 
  • Lee Casadeem spoke to council about her opposition to the city's annexation plan.  
  • Mike Anderson spoke to council about his opposition to the city's annexation plan.  
  • Jennifer Hastings spoke to council about her opposition to the city's annexation plan and the roundabout being planned on Greenbag Road. 
Special Committee Reports
  • Councilor Selin spoke about the Celebration of America parade which will be held on High Street on July 4. WVU Baseball Coach Randy Mazey will be the Parade Marshal. The public and groups can sign up to participate in the parade or the bike parade by filling out the forms on the city website.
  • Councilor Selin spoke about a recent pedestrian safety summit which was attended by local, state and federal government and WVU. The summit was centered on ways to improve pedestrian safety in and around Morgantown.
Consent Agenda 
  • There were no items on the consent agenda. 
New Business
  • Consideration of approval of a resolution authorizing the City Human Rights Commission to conduct an "Open For All" campaign with businesses and organizations in the City of Morgantown. 
    • This resolution authorizes the Human Rights Commission to conduct an outreach campaign with local businesses and organizations called "Open For All" which focuses on Morgantown's acceptance and openness to everyone. (Passed 5-0)
  • Consideration of approval of a resolution for establishment of a Minority Liaisons Coordinating Council. 
    • This resolution would create a Minority Liasions Coordinating Council which would allow for better communication between the city and minorities. An amendment to the resolution was made which would allow the City Manager to invite Morgantown citizens to be on the council and not appoint them to the council. (Amendment passed 5-0) (Resolution passed 5-0).
  • Consideration of approval of (first reading) of an ordinance prohibiting bullying in city services, activities, programs, and facilities serving youth. 
    • This ordinance would make provisions in City Code for protecting students/youth from bullying. Currently, State Code only offers protections for students in schools. (Passed 5-0)
  • Consideration of approval of a resolution authorizing submission of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) FY2019-2023 Consolidated Plan, FY 2019-2020 Annual Action Plan, and 2019 Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. 
    • The resolution would authorize the city administration to submit required documentation regarding GDBG Grant Funding to HUD (Passed 5-0)
City Manager's Report

Information   
  • Chris Fletcher, Director of Development Services, spoke on behalf of City Manager Paul Brake about the draft annexation plan. He mentioned that there will be four open houses held throughout the month of July. The format of these meetings is still being finalized, but he encouraged the public to attend these meetings. The meetings will be held:

Thursday, July 11 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. 
North Elementary School Gymnasium
825 Chestnut Ridge Road
Morgantown, WV 26505

Monday, July 15 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
BOPARC Marilla Center
799 E Brockway Avenue
Morgantown, WV 26501

Thursday, July 18 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Morgantown Municipal Airport ARFF Training Room
100 Hart Field Road
Morgantown, WV 26505

Monday, July 22 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Morgantown Event Center Marriott
3 Waterfront Place
Morgantown, WV 26501

  • Mr. Fletcher gave an update about the Mountain Line Bus Shelter Project Update. Three new shelters are being planned; two in downtown Morgantown and one in White Park. Additional locations are being explored.
  • Mr. Fletcher presented a recommendation from the Traffic Commission for a reconfiguration of the stop signs at the intersection of Laurel, Parkview, and Elmhurst. The stop signs would be removed from Laurel and two new stop signs would be placed on Parkview and Elmhurst. (Passed 5-0)
  • Mr. Fletcher discussed a Floor Plan Extension for Gene's Beer Garden for its Al Bonneroo event on Saturday June 29 from 3-9 p.m. (Passed 5-0)
  • Mr. Fletcher discussed two Floor Plan Extensions for Classic's 3 related to its Bo Harper Memorial Ride on Friday, July 12 from 6 - 11 p.m. and on Saturday, August 17 11 a.m. - 11 p.m. (Passed 5-0)
City Clerk's Report 
  • Christine Wade thanked Councilor Brazaitis for his service and leadership.
  • Christine Wade discussed new council orientation which takes place on June 27.
  • If citizens have questions regarding the City Code online, please direct them to the City Clerk's office. 
City Attorney's Report 
  • City Attorney Ryan Simonton gave an update on the city's Land Reuse Agency.
  • Mr. Simonton also discussed the Home Rule program and asked for input from council on any Home Rule initiatives they would like to see.

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 
June 27 - MMMPO Policy Board
   
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 - WVU SGA Student
  • Ward and Boundary Commission
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