For the regular meeting on August 24, 2021 at 7 p.m. in Council Chambers.
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Morgantown City Council Regular Meeting Highlights:
- 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.Second Reading.
- ACCOUNTING FOR REVISIONS TO THE GENERAL FUND
would revise the annual budget for the General Fund. The revision would move $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 also moves $385,780 from the Signs and Signals Division budget to Streets and Highways Division budget as part of a departmental restructuring.Second Reading.
- SUPPORTING PUBLIC ART OPPORTUNITIES IN THE CITY
would affirm city council's support for utility box mural on 261 Willey Street in downtown Morgantown. The resolution will be included in the city's application for the utility box mural to the West Virginia Division of Highways.
- ACCEPTING FEDERAL GRANT FUNDS TO ASSIST THE AIRPORT IN ITS RESPONSE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC
At the recommendation of the City Manager, this agreement
would authorize the city to accept an Airport Rescue Grant from the Federal Aviation Administration in the amount of $59,000. These funds must be used to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the coronavirus pandemic. Specifically, they must be used for costs related to operations, personnel, cleaning, sanitization, janitorial services, combating the spread of pathogens at the airport, and debt service payments.
- SUPPORTING E-RECYCLING EFFORTS IN THE COMMUNITY
would affirm city council's support to submit an application for a Covered Electronic Devices Takeback Grant Program through the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection. This grant provides funds for the purpose of establishing electronic recycling or takeback programs.
- REVIEWING AN EASEMENT FOR MON POWER TO INSTALL AN UNDERGROUND UTILITY LINE
At the recommendation of the City Manager, this ordinance
would grant a temporary easement to Mon Power to install an underground utility line along a portion of Fayette Street and the accompanying alleyway.
- AUTHORIZING FUNDS TO SUPPORT THE LANDLORD INCENTIVE PROGRAM, WOODBURN SCHOOL REPAIRS AND OTHER PROJECTS
would revise the annual budget for the Capital Escrow Fund. The revision would move $119,308 from the Contingency Fund to the Capital Escrow Fund to account for an $22,000 increase to subcontractor costs related to the Deckers Creek Undercut Repair Project, to provide $5,058 in funding to the Transportation Equity Project, to provide an additional $22,250 in funding to the Landlord Incentive Program, provide $20,000 in funding to the High Street pedlet pilot project, and to provide an additional $50,000 in funding for various repairs at the old Woodburn School building.
WE HEARD FROM YOU, BUT THE CONVERSATION ISN'T OVER YET!
We held our first ARPA public meeting on August 18 at the Marilla Center. It was a great opportunity to have a discussion with you about how to best spend the ARPA funds. August 21 marked the end of our online survey, but the discussion isn't over. On September 1 we will hold our second ARP public meeting where we will discuss our draft ARPA Action Plan.
The City of Morgantown is set to receive $11,243,509 in ARPA funds over the next two years. The city has received the first of two installments in the amount of $5,621,754.50. A second installment is anticipated in the same amount in the Spring/Summer of 2022. The city has until December 31, 2024, to obligate funds and December 31, 2026, to spend the funds.Click here to view more information on ARPA including the city's ARPA community engagement process and action plan.
- September 1
- Public Meeting on ARPA Draft Action Plan
- 7 p.m. at Marilla Center
- 799 E Brockway Ave., Morgantown, WV 26501
- September 21
- ARPA Action Plan presented to city council