For the meeting on November 4, 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: https://bit.ly/MCC110420. Additionally, the public can submit written comments via email to the City Clerk at email@example.com.
- ENCOURAGING PARTICIPATION IN AMERICA RECYCLES DAY:
Mayor Ron Dulaney Jr. will read a proclamation
recognizing Nov. 15, 2020 as America Recycles Day in Morgantown. This proclamation is meant to encourage all citizens to participate in America Recycles Day events including a free electronic waste drop off recycling event at the Morgantown Market Place Pavilion on Sunday, Nov. 15 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Visit recyclerightmorgantown.com
to learn more.
- ENCOURAGING CITIZENS TO "GO THE EXTRA MILE":
Mayor Ron Dulaney Jr. will read a proclamation recognizing Nov. 1, 2020 as Extra Mile Day in Morgantown. This proclamation is meant to encourage each individual in the community to take time on this day to not only "go the extra mile" in his or her own life, but to also acknowledge all those who are inspirational in their efforts and commitment to make their organizations, families, community, country, or world a better place.
- 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. (First reading on Oct. 20)
- CHANGING ZONING CLASSIFICATIONS IN THE FOURTH WARD
At the recommendation of the Planning Commission, and at the request of the property owner, this ordinance
would reclassify 424 Evans Street from O1 (Office and Institutional) to R-3 (Multi-Family Residential). The purpose of the zoning map amendment is to create a “Dwelling, Two Family” land-use.
- FORMALLY ADOPTING CHANGES TO THE WARD BOUNDARIES
At the recommendation of the Ward and Boundary Commission, and per the city charter, this ordinance
would amend Article 103 by updating the text in the Article to match the recent changes to the Ward Boundaries. The changes were approved by the Ward and Boundary Commission during its Sept. 10, 2020 public meeting and were approved by Morgantown City Council at its Oct. 6 public meeting.
- IMPROVING INFRASTRUCTURE DOWNTOWN AND AT THE AIRPORT
Interim City Manager Emily Muzzarelli will discuss the $580,000 Transportation Alternative Grants the city recently was awarded from the WVDOH. The grant awards will fund two projects - the Pleasant Street Streetscape Project which will involve sidewalks, lighting, and the repair of underground vaults and the design phase for the Morgantown Municipal Streetscape Project which involves designing a new ADA compliant sidewalk connecting the terminal building to Hart Field Road.
- SETTING 2021 MORGANTOWN CITY COUNCIL MEETING DATES
At the recommendation of the Interim City Manager, council will set its meeting dates