A summary of the proceedings for the Morgantown City Council meeting on April 6, 2021.
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.NOTE: This meeting was held remotely by Cisco WebEx video-conference to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
- RECOGNIZING FAIR HOUSING MONTH
Mayor Ron Dulaney Jr. read the Fair Housing Month Proclamation and proclaimed
April 2021 as Fair Housing Month in Morgantown.
- CELEBRATING MORGANTOWN HERO BERNARD CROSS
Mayor Ron Dulaney Jr. recognized
the heroic actions of Morgantown resident, Bernard Cross, for putting out a small house fire on Protzman Street on Feb. 26, 2021.
- 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.Second reading. Passed 6-0.
- BOARD AND COMMISSION NOMINATIONS
Adelheid Schaupp was nominated and appointed as a member of the Housing Advisory Commission.
James Heiko was nominated and appointed as a member of the BOPARC Board.
Mark Lambert was nominated and appointed as a member of the Historic Landmarks Commission.
Danielle Trumble was nominated and appointed as a member of the Traffic Commission.
Rick McEwuen was nominated and appointed as a member of the Cultural Arts Commission.
- 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. First reading. Passed 6-0.
- 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.
First reading. Passed 6-0.
- 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.
First reading. Passed 6-0.
- 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