For the meeting on March 1, 2022 at 7 p.m. in City Council Chambers.
Morgantown City Council Regular Meeting Highlights:
- RECOGNIZING NATIONAL KIDNEY MONTH IN MORGANTOWN
At the request of the National Kidney Foundation, Mayor Jenny Selin will proclaim
March to be National Kidney Month in the City of Morgantown. An estimated 37 million adults in the U.S. have kidney disease and 1 in 3 adults are at risk for kidney disease. Kidney disease is the 9th leading cause of death in the U.S. and it's critical that attention be brought to this overlooked health crisis.
- REMOVING THE REQUIREMENT FOR A LOCAL CONTRACTOR LICENSE THROUGH THE CITY
Council will discuss a proposed ordinance
that repeals the requirement for contractors to obtain a local contractor license through the city. This change is to comply with state law which requires contractors to only need a state contractors license and a city business license.
- PROVIDING FOR INFRASTRUCTURE IMPROVEMENTS TO CITY FACILITIES THROUGH LEASE REVENUE BONDS
At the recommendation of the City Manager, this supplemental resolution
would approve the terms of the lease revenue bonds of the Morgantown Building Commission. The Series 2022 Lease Revenue Bonds will be used to provide for the design, purchase and construction of improvements to Morgantown City Hall, the Public Safety Building, Norwood Fire Station, and the City Garage. All of these facilities are aging and in desperate need of repair.
- CITY OF MORGANTOWN FISCAL YEAR 2023 BUDGET
At the recommendation of the City Manager and Finance Director, this ordinance would adopt the proposed Fiscal Year 2023 Budget
. The proposed General Fund and Capital budget totals $39.5 million, up 1% from the proposed Fiscal Year 2021-2022 budget.
- APPROVING A FAIRS AND FESTIVAL PERMIT FOR WALKING WITH SURVIVORS
At the request
of the Rape & Domestic Violence Information Center (RDVIC) council will consider approving a fair and festival permit for the annual Walking With Survivors event. April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. To raise awareness and engage the community in helping to stop rape, sexual assault, and gendered violence, the RDVIC hosts its annual Walking With Survivors on April 9, 2022, at 3:30 p.m. at the Farmers' Market Pavilion. Participants will gather and then walk through downtown Morgantown as a show of support for sexual assault survivors and to raise awareness of their issues.
- CHANGING THE NAME OF THE WOODBURN SCHOOL REDEVELOPMENT COMMISSION
At the request
of the Woodburn School Redevelopment Commission, this ordinance would change the name of the Commission to the Woodburn Commission.
- AWARDING A BID FOR TECHNICAL SUPPORT FOR THE 2022 RUBY SUMMER CONCERT SERIES
At the recommendation of the Director of Arts and Cultural Development, this would award a bid
to Active Air Productions in the amount of $58,750 for sound, lighting, and technical support for the 2022 Ruby Summer Concert Series. The funding for this comes from a recent grant from the Hazel Ruby McQuain Charitable Trust.
- PARTICIPATING IN THE H2 TWIN CITIES PROGRAM
would authorize the City Manager to submit an application to participate in the U.S. Department of Energy's H2 Twin Cities Program
. The H2 Twin Cities Program is a global initiative that connects cities and communities around the world to deploy clean hydrogen solutions. Through H2 Twin Cities, two or more cities can apply to receive support to share ideas, mentor and learn from each other, build a community of hydrogen best practices, and strengthen global commitment to environmental justice, social equity, and clean energy jobs, particularly at the city and municipality level.
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