For the meeting on April 6, 2021
Morgantown City Council Regular 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 https://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/MCC040621. Additionally, the public can submit written comments via email to the City Clerk at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- RECLASSIFYING LAND IN 6TH WARD
At the recommendation of the Morgantown Planning Commission, city council will consider an ordinance
that would amend the Zoning Map to reclassify four parcels of land in the 6th Ward near Brookhaven Road from R-1, Single-Family Residential to B-2, Service Business District.
- SUPPORTING NON-DISCRIMINATION IN THE CITY
At the recommendation of the Morgantown Human Rights Commission, this ordinance
would show support for continuing the adoption and implementation of a resolution Creating a Respectful and Open World for Natural Hair (CROWN) standards. The standards would specifically link discrimination on hair texture and protective hair styles which include braids, locks, twists as well as dreadlocks and Afros to non-discrimination provisions to Section 153
of the city code.
- REVISING THE CITY STREET MANUAL AND SIDEWALK DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS
At the recommendation of the Engineering Department, this ordinance
would allow for revision to the city's street manual by the city's Engineering Department. Changes made to the street manual will be provided to city council as well as the public with a minimum of a 14-day comment period before the change becomes effective. Additionally, the ordinance would allow for a secondary ordinance
to create a city-funded comprehensive sidewalk construction plan that would focus on creating sidewalks that connect to existing sidewalks frequently used by citizens in the city rather than constructing sidewalks when a new building is constructed.
- REVISING THE CITY'S 2020-2021 ANNUAL BUDGET
At the recommendation of the City Manager, this ordinance
would revise the current city budget to include increases to B&O Construction revenue, the receipt of CARES Act funding and other revisions.
- UPDATING ZONING CLASSIFICATIONS ON SCOTT AVENUE
At the recommendation of the Planning Commission, this ordinance
would approve the zoning classification of the old Ramada Inn property on Scott Avenue to B-5 Shopping Center District following approval of annexation of the property from the Monongalia County Commission. This would allow the proposed use of the facility as a social services center.
Important Election Dates to Remember:
- Jan. 4 to Apr. 20 - Absentee Voting Applications Accepted
- Apr. 6 - Voter Registration Deadline
- Apr. 7 - Public Test of Voting Machines
- Apr. 14 to 24 - Early Voting
- Apr. 27 - Election Day