A summary of the proceedings for the Morgantown City Council meeting on August 10, 2021.
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- ACCOUNTING FOR INCREASES TO THE ANNUAL BUDGET:
revised the annual budget for the General Fund and Coal Severance Fund to account for carryover from the previous fiscal year, updates to the pension and insurance calculations, and an increase in the Coal Severance Fund. Second Reading. Passed 7-0.
- REVIEWING FAIR AND FESTIVAL PERMITS FOR TWO EVENTS IN DOWNTOWN MORGANTOWN:
At the request
of the applicants, Morgantown Art Party and Main Street Morgantown, City Council approved two Fair & Festival Permits for a fundraising event called the Fuzz Fest on August 21, 2021 from 4 p.m. to midnight at 218 Walnut Street. The event will have live music and artwork by local artists. The second event is for the 4th Annual Hops on Mon on October 16, 2021 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Both applicants requested to serve beer from local breweries.Passed 7-0.
- ADJUSTING THE RATES FOR MORGANTOWN UTILITY BOARD SERVICES:
At the request of the Morgantown Utility Board, these ordinances
would adjust the rates across all MUB services including a 13% increase for water customers, 12% increase for sewer customers, and 18% increase for stormwater customers.First Reading. Waterworks System Ordinance - Passed 6-1.
First Reading. Sewerage System Ordinance - Passed 6-1.
First Reading. Stormwater Management Ordinance - Passed 5-2.
- ACCOUNTING FOR REVISIONS TO THE ANNUAL BUDGET:
would revise the annual budget for the General Fund. The revision moves $9,178 from the Contingency Fund to the General Fund to account for a laptop stipend for new council members ($1,600), an increase of the annual contribution to the MMMPO ($7,218), an increase to the city's Arts & Humanities budget for the Morgantown History Museum alarm system ($360). The revision would also move $385,780 from the Signs and Signals Division budget to Streets and Highways Division budget as part of a departmental restructuring.First Reading. Passed 7-0.
- BUILDING CIVIC CAPACITY AROUND HEALTH AND SAFETY TRANSPORTATION:
At the request of the project lead Dr. Lauri Andress this funding request would provide $9,997 of continued support for the Transportation Equity Project for the time period of July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022. The Transportation Equity Project is a pilot project in Morgantown to build awareness among vulnerable populations and transportation planning agencies about the importance of safe, equitable transportation for those that do not have a personal mode of transportation.Action taken: Tabled.