A summary of the proceedings for the Morgantown City Council meeting on June 15, 2021.
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.NOTE: This meeting was held remotely by Cisco WebEx video-conference to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
- PROCLAMATION RECOGNIZING OUTGOING COUNCIL MEMBERS
Mayor Ron Dulaney Jr., Deputy Mayor Rachel Fetty, Councilor Barry Lee Wendel, Councilor Deb Bergen, and former councilor Zack Cruze were recognized for their service to the citizens of the City of Morgantown. The June 15 meeting served as the final council meeting for these four council members.
- CREATING AN EMPLOYEE HANDBOOK FOR CITY EMPLOYEES
At the recommendation of the City Manager, this ordinance
directs the City Manager to create an employee handbook following the direction laid out in this ordinance. The ordinance would also approve a formal grievance procedure and a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Plan for the city. First Reading was 6/1/2021.Second Reading. Passed 7-0.
- LEASING SPACE AT THE MORGANTOWN MUNICIPAL AIRPORT
At the recommendation of the Airport Director, this ordinance
authorizes a lease agreement between the city and Xerox for office space in the terminal building at the Morgantown Municipal Airport. The lease agreement is for three years and would end on May 31, 2024. First Reading was 6/1/2021.Second Reading. Passed 7-0.
- LEASING SPACE AT THE FORMER WOODBURN SCHOOL
At the recommendation of the City Manager, these ordinances
would authorize lease agreements between the city and the Shack Neighborhood House and Mountaineer Homeschoolers Hub for space at the former Woodburn School. First Reading. Passed 7-0.
- CLARIFYING A SECTION OF THE PLANNING AND ZONING CODE
At the recommendation of the Development Services Director, this ordinance
would clarify the existing definition of an accessory structure and would remove the existing setback requirement of 10 feet.First Reading. Passed 7-0.
- UPDATING SIGNATORIES FOR FINANCIAL TRANSACTIONS
This administrative resolution
added the new Finance Director Kevin Tennant and remove Financial Manager Amy Cobasky as signatories for financial and business transactions for the city.Passed 7-0.
- REVISING THE FY2020-2021 CAPITAL ESCROW FUND BUDGET
At the recommendation of the City Manager, this resolution
allocated $71,790 to the annual budget for the Capital Escrow Fund to account for utility relocation and window design at City Hall in the amount of $56,790 and repairs to the lighting, plaster, and painting at the former Woodburn School in the amount of $15,000 in preparation for the new tenants.Passed 7-0.
- REVIEWING THE 2021-2022 AIRPORT IMPROVEMENT FUND
At the recommendation of the Airport Director, this resolution
approved the annual budget for the Morgantown Municipal Airport - Airport Improvement Fund. The amount requested is $10,716,274.Passed 7-0.
- REVIEWING A FAIR AND FESTIVAL PERMIT
At the request of the permit applicant, this permit
authorizes the controlled alcohol sales in the parking lot of Gene's Beer Garden located at 461 Wilson Avenue for a John Lennon Tribute concert and fundraiser for Empty Bowls. The event would be from approximately 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.Passed 7-0.
- AWARDING THE BID FOR THE 2021 STREET PAVING PROJECT
At the recommendation of the City Engineer, this awarded the 2021 Street Paving Project bid
to Anderson Excavating, LLC in the amount of $854,162. View more about the 2021 Street Paving Project including the paving list here