For the meeting on February 23, 2021
Morgantown City Council Committee of the Whole 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 415-655-0001 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/MCC022321. Additionally, the public can submit written comments via email to the City Clerk at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Committee of the Whole meetings are work sessions of council. No formal actions are taken at these meetings.
- SUPPORTING NON-DISCRIMINATION IN THE CITY
At the recommendation of the Morgantown Human Rights Commission, this resolution
would show support for the adoption of 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 toSection 153
of the city code.
- INCREASING THE MEMBERSHIP OF THE TREE BOARD
At the recommendation of the Morgantown Tree Board, this ordinance
an additional member to the Morgantown Tree Board. Specifically, it would require that a council member be appointed to the board.
- CREATING A CULTURAL ARTS COMMISSION
At the recommendation of the Director for Arts & Cultural Development, this ordinance
would create a Cultural Arts Commission which would assist, advise, promote, and make recommendations to the Director of Arts & Cultural Development, City Manager, and City Council on all arts and culture related matters.
This would involve sunsetting the city's Metropolitan Theatre Commission and the History Museum Commission, and combining them into the Cultural Arts Commission.
- CHANGING MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS FOR THE HOUSING ADVISORY COMMISSION
At the recommendation of the Morgantown Housing Advisory Commission, this ordinance
would allow for a college student living in Morgantown to a member of the board. Previously, the student representative had to be from the WVU Student Government. The ordinance would also allow for a member nominated from an organization promoting fair housing and a member who is a licensed residential home builder.
- DISCUSSING THE FY 2021-2022 PROPOSED ANNUAL BUDGET
- Jan. 4 to Apr. 20 - Absentee Voting Applications Accepted
- Mar. 2 - Drawing for Ballot Positions
- Apr. 6 - Voter Registration Deadline
- Apr. 14 to 24 - Early Voting
- Apr. 27 - Election Day