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Meeting Summary
Public Meetings
Correspondance
  • Oath of office for Deputy Clerk, Heather Carl; and announcement and oath of the 2019 municipal election head ballot commissioner, Christine M. Wade and ballot commissioner Daniel Langdon. 

Public Hearings
  • No one chose to speak during this portion. 

Council Action

A. Boards and Commissions:
  • Historic Landmarks Commission
    • Jessica Eichlin was nominated for office. (Approved)
  • Mountain Line Transit Authority
    • William Hutchens was nominated for reappointment. (Approved)
  • Planning Commission 
    • Gigi Villarreal was nominated for office. (Approved)
  • Morgantown Utility Board
    • Karen Kunz was nominated for office. (Approved)
    • Barbara Parsons was nominated for office. (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
    • Woodburn School Redevelopment Commission
    • Sister Cities Commission
    • Bicycle Board
    • Human Rights Commission
    • Traffic Commission
    • Museum Commission
    • Pedestrian Safety Board
    • Building Commission 
    • Health and Wellness
    • Housing Advisory
    • Tree Board
    • Met Board
Public Portion
  • Christine Wallace spoke about furlough assistance for those affected by the federal government shutdown. She also voiced her concerns regarding ward and district boundaries and how people are nominated in those areas. Wallace also urged city council to consider the landscape and preservation of communities.
  • Roger Banks voiced his concerns regarding ward and district boundaries.
Special Committee Reports
  • The Planning Committee for the West Virginia Birthday Celebration is working on plans for this year's celebration which will take place on June 22.
  • The Health and Wellness Commission has identified its goals and budget requests for 2019.
New Business
  • Consideration of approval of a resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute the "Cooperative Agreement" with the City of Morgantown Land Reuse and Preservation Agency authorizing the agency to exercise defined powers to purchase tax-delinquent property.  
    • The cooperative agreement will enable the agency to evaluate tax delinquent properties. The Monongalia Police Department will provide information directly to the agency regarding tax delinquent properties. Under this agreement, the right of first refusal will be granted to the Land Reuse and Preservation Agency. (Approved 7-0)

City Manager's Report
Information
  • General fund schedule of revenues and expenditures - Nov 2018
    • Quarterly reports will be provided to council members regarding revenue and expenditure balances.
  • Morgantown Planning Commission - 2018 Annual Report
    • The Planning Commission has completed an Annual Report for 2018. A copy of this will be available to the public on the city website
New Business
  • Proposed assistance for furloughed federal government employees.
    • This will allow the city to provide assistance for furloughed federal government employees through bill deferment, which will be repaid in equal payments within 6 months after the shutdown is over. (Passed 7-0)
  • Recommended bus shelter locations to Traffic Commission. 
    • City Manager Paul Brake and Assistant City Manager Emily Muzzarelli spoke about their meeting with the Mountain Line Transit Authority in which they discussed locations for bus shelters. This was presented as a motion to direct these requests to the Traffic Commission. (Passed 7-0)
  • Financial and program transparency proposal.
    • Following up on requests by council members, City Manger Paul Brake discussed working on a proposal to make financial and program details available to the public through the city website. The proposal will be made ready for the next City Council Meeting. (Approved)


City Clerk's Report 
  • City Clerk Christine Wade  spoke about the Morgantown Police Department's recruitment for new officers. Applications are available on the city website and are being accepted until 5:00pm on March 15. Applications can be sent to the City Clerk's office.
  • City Clerk Christine Wade spoke about the updates to the website regarding the upcoming city election. Citizens can find voter registration, polling locations and additional election information on the city's website.
Jan 23 - Housing Advisory Commission 
Jan 23 - Urban Landscape Commission 
Jan 28 - Tree Board 
Jan 29 - Committee of the Whole 
Jan 31 - Woodburn School Redevelopment Commission 
   
Check out the calendar on the City of Morgantown website for specific information on public meeting times and locations.
Jobs & Volunteer Opportunities

There are currently openings for the following positions:
  • Videographer
  • Engineering Intern (2 positions)
  • Horticultural Laborer (Part-time)
  • Police Officer
For more information, visit morgantownwv.gov/jobs.

There are currently openings on the following boards and commissions: 
  • Fire Code of Appeals
  • Woodburn School Redevelopment Commission
  • Sister Cities Commission
  • Bicycle Board
  • Human Rights Commission
  • Traffic Commission
  • Pedestrian Safety Board
  • Museum Commission
  • Building Commission 
  • Health and Wellness
  • Housing Advisory
  • Tree Board


For more information, visit morgantownwv.gov/volunteer.
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