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View past agendas and minutes for Morgantown City Council.
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Meeting Summary
Public Meetings
  • New council members for the 2019-2021 term took their oath of office in a ceremony led by City Clerk Christine Wade.
    • First Ward: Rachel Fetty
    • Second Ward: Bill Kawecki
    • Third Ward: Zackery Cruze
    • Fourth Ward: Jenny Selin
    • Fifth Ward: Ron Dulaney Jr.
    • Sixth Ward: Dave Harshbarger
    • Seventh Ward: Barry Lee Wendell
  • New members elected a mayor and deputy mayor for the 2019-2021 term. Bill Kawecki was reappointed as mayor and Rachel Fetty was appointed deputy mayor.
Public Hearings
  • 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.
    • No one chose to speak to this issue. 
  • An ordinance amending sections 1329.02, 1333.07, 1335.07, 1337.07, and 1339.07 of the City of Morgantown Planning and Zoning Code relating to front-load garage. 
    • No one chose to speak to this issue. 
  • An ordinance prohibiting bullying in city services, activities, programs, and facilities serving youth. 
    • Jan Derry spoke in favor of this ordinance. 
    • Gillan Icelanderson stated his belief that this ordinance would not stop bullying.
    • Danielle Walker spoke in favor of this ordinance. 
Council Action
Unfinished Business

A. Consideration of approval of (second 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. (First reading 6/4/2019)
  • 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 7-0)
B. Consideration of approval of (second reading) of an ordinance amending section1329.02, 1333.07, 1335.07, 1337.07, and 1339.07 of the City of Morgantown Planning and Zoning Code relating to front-load garage. (First reading 6/4/2019)
  • 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 7-0)

C. Consideration of approval of (second reading) of an ordinance prohibiting bullying in city services, activities, programs, and facilities serving youth. (First reading 6/18/2019)
  • 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 7-0)
D. 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
  • Ward and Boundary Commission
  • Tree Board
  • BOPARC
  • Parking Authority
  • Building Commission
  • Fairmont/Morgantown Housing Authority 
Public Portion
  • Craig Wolfe asked that council reevaluate Sabraton Station's noise ordinance forbidding them to play music passed 10 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday, particularly for the celebration of Mountainfest. 
  • Dustin Barnes also spoke about the noise ordinance for Sabraton Station.
  • Monica Andis spoke in opposition of Sabraton Station's noise ordinance being changed. 
  • Keisha White spoke in favor of a change to Sabraton Station's noise ordinance for Wednesday and Thursday evenings during Mountainfest.
  • Eric Baldini spoke in favor of a change to Sabraton Station's noise ordinance for Wednesday and Thursday evenings during Mountainfest.
  • Susan Barnes spoke in favor of a change to Sabraton Station's noise ordinance for Wednesday and Thursday evenings during Mountainfest.
  • Kevin Maxon spoke against a change to the noise ordinance at Sabraton Station. 
  • Lori Maxon spoke against a change to the noise ordinance at Sabraton Station. 
  • Ashley Bennett spoke in favor of a change to the noise ordinance at Sabraton Station for Mountainfest.
  • Lasaya Giet spoke in favor of a change to the noise ordinance at Sabraton Station for Mountainfest.
  • Summer Cane spoke in favor of a change to the noise ordinance at Sabraton Station for Mountainfest.

Special Committee Reports
  • No one chose to speak during this portion.
Consent Agenda 
  • There were no items on the consent agenda. 
New Business
  • There was no new business on the agenda. 

City Manager's Report

New Business   
  • ABCA Floor Plan Extension - Sabraton Station/Mountainfest Eevent
    • The floor plan extension would allow for Sabraton Station to serve alcohol outside of their normal business parameters for the celebration of Mountainfest taking place July 24-27. (Passed 7-0)
  • Bid Call 2019 VoIP Phone System Equipment/Installation Purchase
    • This would allow for Segra to host the system equipment for the new telephone systems for city buildings. This service would cost the city $300,000 over 5 years. (Passed 6-1)
  • City Manager Paul Brake spoke about the annexation open houses that will take place throughout the month of July. The open houses will be interactive in style with several stations set up to present information about the different aspects of the annexation plan.
City Clerk's Report 
  • Christine Wade spoke about her meeting with the League of Women Voters. They spoke about the past election and what they can do to improve. The City Clerk's office is looking into diversity training for the next election.
  • The WV Municipal League Annual Conference will be held August 7-9, registration for the conference closes next week.
July 3 - Traffic Commission
July 8 - Pedestrian Safety Board
July 8 - Met Theatre
July 10 - Sunnyside Up!
July 10 - Transit Authority Board
July 11 - Open House Draft Annexation Plan
July 11 - Parking Authority 
July 11 - Planning  Commission
July 15 - Open House Draft Annexation Plan
July 15 - MUB
July 16 - Sister Cities
July 16 - City Council
July 17 - BOPARC
July 17 - Board of Zoning Appeals
July 17 - Historic Landmarks
July 18 - Open House Draft Annexation Plan
July 18 - Library Board
July 18 - Museum Commission 
July 18 - Human Rights Commission
July 22 - Open House Draft Annexation Plan
July 22 - Tree Board
July 24 - Housing Advisory 
July 24 - Urban Landscape
July 25 - Land Reuse and Preservation
July 30 - Committee of the Whole
   
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
  • Ward and Boundary Commission
  • Tree Board
  • BOPARC
  • Parking Authority
  • Building Commission
  • Fairmont/Morgantown Housing Authority 
For more information, visit morgantownwv.gov/volunteer.
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