For the meeting on October 20, 2020
Morgantown City Council Meeting Highlights:
IMPORTANT NOTE: To protect public health during the COVID-19 pandemic, personal attendance at the meeting is not permitted. This meeting will take place via WebEx at https://cityofmorgantown.my.webex.com/meet/cityofmorgantown using the meeting number 793 734 477. The meeting will be broadcast live on Morgantown 15 and live-streamed via the City of Morgantown website at morgantownwv.viebit.com. The public can listen live by calling 408-418-9388 and using the access code 793 734 477.
If members of the public wish to comment on a particular issue or public hearing, they should fill out the public comment sign-up form on our website which can be found at: http://bit.ly/MCC10062020. Additionally, the public can submit written comments via email to the City Clerk at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- UPDATING PARKING VIOLATION FEES:
At the request of the Morgantown Parking Authority, this ordinance
would provide an additional penalty of $20 for not paying parking violations within 12 months. Currently, there is no increasing penalty for payments that are seriously delinquent. The additional amount would help to cover the cost of collecting delinquent payments.
- INCREASING URBAN CANOPY AND WILDLIFE HABITAT:
At the recommendation of the Morgantown Tree Board, the Community Forestry Ordinance
is designed to set professional standards for planting and maintaining trees throughout the city. It is meant to help increase urban canopy and wildlife habitat, and reduce stormwater runoff. The ordinance would also decrease the number of tree board members by three, bringing the total number of members to seven.
- REVISING THE ANNUAL BUDGET:
At the recommendation of the Interim Finance Director and the Interim City Manager, this ordinance
would revise the current annual budget for the city. The budget revision includes reinstating some necessary budget items that were frozen by city administration in response to the financial impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. These items include equipment purchases, hiring for some open positions, promotions and COLA. The revision calls for an increase of $1,072,690.