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Meeting Summary
Public Meetings
Correspondence
  • Proclamation for Women's Health Day
    • Mayor Kawecki declared April 27, 2019 as Women's Health Day in the City of Morgantown.
Public Hearings
  • Asset purchase agreement - City of Morgantown, Morgantown Utility Board and River Road Public Service District.
    • No one chose to speak on this issue. 
  • An ordinance authorizing the acquisition of the assets of the waterworks system of River Road Public Service District and approving an acquisition agreement by and among River Road Public Service District, the City of Morgantown, and the Morgantown Utility Board. 
    • No one chose to speak on this issue. 
  • An ordinance setting forth the rates, fees and charges for service to customers of the waterworks system of the City of Morgantown. 
    • Tim Ball spoke about the lowering of rates for customers in the River Road Public Service District. 
  • An ordinance annulling a portion of Beverly Alleyway and providing for dedication of additional public right-of-way to Beverly Alley.
    • No one chose to speak on this issue.
  • The rates of levy laid by the City of Morgantown and approved by the state auditor for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2019 in accordance with Chapter 11 Article 8 of the West Virginia Code.
    • No one chose to speak on this issue. 
Council Action
Unfinished Business

A. Consideration of approval of (second reading) of an asset purchase agreement - City of Morgantown, Morgantown Utility Board and River Road Public Service District. (First reading April 2, 2019)
  • This would affirm the asset purchase between the Morgantown Utility Board and the River Road Public Service District. (Passed 7-0)
B. Consideration of approval of (second reading) of bond ordinance - assumption and re-designation, of the River Road Public Service District's water revenue bond. (First reading April 2, 2019)
  • 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)
C. An ordinance authorizing the acquisition of the assets of the waterworks system of River Road Public Service District and approving an acquisition agreement by and among River Road Public Service District, the City of Morgantown, and Morgantown Utility Board. (First reading April 2, 2019)
  • This formally executes the city's authorization of MUB's acquisition of assets of the River Road Public Service District. (Passed 6-1)
D. Consideration of approval of (second reading) of an ordinance setting forth the rates, fees and charges for service to customers of the waterworks system of the City of Morgantown. (First reading April 2, 2019)
  • This ordinance would not change the rates that are already in place for current customers of the waterworks system of the City of Morgantown. This ordinance would add an addition where specific rates apply. (Passed with amendment to language 7-0) 
E. Consideration of an ordinance authorizing sale of real estate near the Morgantown Municipal Airport. (Layed on the table at the first reading April 2, 2019)
  • This ordinance would allow the City Manager to execute the sale of parcels 9 and 13 tax map 32A near the Morgantown Municipal Airport. This ordinance is subject to approval by the Federal Aviation Administration. (Passed 7-2)
F. Consideration of approval of (second reading) of an ordinance annulling a portion of Beverly Alleyway and providing for the dedication of additional public right-of-way to Beverly Alley. (First reading April 2, 2019)
  • This ordinance would annul portions of Beverly Alleyway to allow the City right-of-way to better align with the physical location of the alley as it currently stands. This is part of the Sunnyside TIF Phase 3A improvements. (Passed 7-0)
G. Boards & Commissions
  • Fire and Civil Service Commission
    • Noel Hoffman was nominated (Approved).
  • Tree Board
    • Matthew Cummons was nominated (Approved). 
  • Fire Code Board of Appeals 
    • Pat Esposito was nominated (Approved).
  • Human Rights Commission
    • Drew Bucy was nominated (Approved). 
  • Sister Cities Commission
    • George Lies was nominated for reappointment (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
  • Museum Commission
  • Tree Board
  • The Metropolitan Theatre Commission
  • Personnel Board
  • Human Rights Commission
  • Library Board
  • Woodburn School Redevelopment Commission
  • Housing Advisory Commission
  • BOPARC
  • Parking Authority 
  • Ward and Boundary Commission
Public Portion
  • No one chose to speak during this portion.
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 the rates of levy laid by the City of Morgantown and approved by the state auditor for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2019 in accordance with the chapter 11 article 8 of the West Virginia code (First reading April 16, 2019)
    • This would set forth the rates of tax levy per $100 value of residential and commercial personal property or public utility located in the city. (Passed 7-0)
City Manager's Report

Information 
A. Essential air service for Morgantown Municipal Airport (MGW) - Response to USDOT proposed subsidy elimination 
  • City Manager Paul Brake presented information regarding the city’s response to a letter from the USDOT to the city regarding the tentative elimination of Essential Air Service subsidies for the Morgantown Municipal Airport. 
B. General fund schedule of revenues and expenditures - February 2019 
  • City Manager Paul Brake presented council with its monthly financial report on the General Fund and he shared that the city has been recognized in the top 50 small cities for business. 
New Business
  • Award Street Paving Project - Hot Laid Bituminous (Bid call 2019-07)
    • This bid is for the provider of materials for the street paving project awarded to Greer Industries in the amount of $472,857.45. (Passed 7-0)
  • Award Street Paving Project (Bid call 2019-08)
    • This bid is for the labor of the paving project awarded to Anderson Excavation LLC at the amount of $609,042.50. (Passed 7-0)
  • Recommendation to install two sidewalks as part of the 2019 Paving Project 
    • The installation of these sidewalks would account for a gap in a pedestrian network near Suncrest Middle School. (Passed 7-0)
  • Recommendation to install a "pride" crosswalk as part of the 2019 paving project 
    • This would allow for the installation of rainbow colored sidewalks in the South Park and Greenmont neighborhoods. (Passed 7-0)
  • Woodburn elevator procurement recommendation 
    • This would allow for the purchase of an elevator and parts from Schindler in the amount of $100,000. (Passed 7-0)
  • Fair and festival permit - WVU Alumni Association
    • The alumni association has requested a permit for their Marmaduke Dent Benefit and additional home game tailgate activities. (Passed 7-0)
  • Fair and festival permit - Jim Dunn Memorial Scholarship Twilight 5 Miler. 
    • This event is scheduled for Friday, July 12 at the Wharf parking garage. (Passed 7-0)
  • City Council appointment to Morgantown Area Partnership.
    • This would appoint the Mayor or the Mayor's designated council member to the Morgantown Area Partnership. (Passed 7-0)
City Clerk's Report 
  • City Clerk Christine Wade spoke about the upcoming city election on April 30. For more information visit the city website. 
    • Early voting is April 17-27. Early voting is for everyone. 
    • All candidates are listed on the website.  
  • Saturday, April 13 entry level police officer testing was held. 48 people attended and completed the test. 
  • Christine Wallace encouraged citizens to sign up for the Notify Me program on the city website.
  • New board member orientation is being held on Thursday, April 18.
April 17 - Main Street Morgantown
April 17 - BOPARC
April 17 - Board of Zoning Appeals
April 17 - Historic Landmarks
April 18 - Library Board
April 18 - Museum Commission
April 18 - Health and Wellness
April 18 - Human Rights
April 24 - Housing Advisory 
April 24 - Urban Landscape
April 25 - Land Reuse and Preservation
April 25 - Woodburn School 

   
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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
  • Museum Commission
  • Tree Board
  • The Metropolitan Theatre Commission
  • Personnel Board
  • Human Rights Commission
  • 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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