A summary of the proceedings for the Morgantown City Council meeting on Mar. 1, 2022.
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- RECOGNIZING NATIONAL KIDNEY MONTH IN MORGANTOWN
At the request of the National Kidney Foundation, Mayor Jenny Selin proclaimed
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
At the recommendation of the City Manager, this ordinance
would repeal 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. First Reading. Passed 6-0.
- PROVIDING FOR INFRASTRUCTURE IMPROVEMENTS TO CITY FACILITIES THROUGH LEASE REVENUE BONDS
At the recommendation of the City Manager, this supplemental resolution
approves the bond purchaser and 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. Passed 6-0.
- 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. First reading. Passed 6-0.
- APPROVING A FAIRS AND FESTIVAL PERMIT FOR WALKING WITH SURVIVORS
At the request
of the Rape & Domestic Violence Information Center (RDVIC) council approved a fairs 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.Passed 6-0.
- 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.First Reading. Passed 6-0.
- 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 awarded 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.Passed 6-0.
- PARTICIPATING IN THE H2 TWIN CITIES PROGRAM
authorized 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.