A summary of the proceedings for the Morgantown City Council meeting on Apr. 26, 2022.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Committee of the Whole meetings of the Morgantown City Council are intended to provide an opportunity for the Council to receive information, ask questions, and identify policy options in an informal setting. No official action is taken at these meetings.
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- APPROVING A LEASE AGREEMENT FOR THE MORGANTOWN HISTORY MUSEUM
Council discussed adding an ordinance to its May 3 regular meeting agenda which would authorize a lease agreement between the Morgantown History Museum and the Historic Morgantown Post Office Building, Inc. for continued space for the museum.
Moved to May 3 meeting agenda.
- MORGANTOWN PARKING AUTHORITY MAINTENANCE SHOP AND BREAK AREA
Council discussed the MPA's need for a Maintenance Shop and Break Area. The location being explored for this would be the corner of the University Avenue Parking Garage.
Not yet moved to a future agenda.
- UPDATING THE CITY OF MORGANTOWN PENSION FUND RULES AND REGULATIONS
Council discussed adding a proposed update to the city's pension rules and regulations to its May 3 regular meeting agenda. The updates provide a structure to appoint pension fund board members and establish a quorum to do business and award retirement pensions. Pension fund board members are nominated by the city manager, as required by state law, and all fund members have the opportunity to object to the appointment or allow the nominee to be seated. The city finance and payroll staff are directed to process benefits awarded by the fund
Moved to the May 3 meeting agenda.
- REVIEWING THE CITY'S HOME RULE INTIATIVES
This discussion was postponed. Council was planning to discuss the city's current Home Rule initiatives. The city is considering a sixth amendment to its Home Rule Plan. It will review issues initiatives used in other cities, including spot citations for property maintenance issues, and any other issues raised by council members, and will consider requesting authority to establish Designated Outdoor Refreshment Areas – areas where license establishments can serve alcohol and the public can have drinks while eating, attending events, shopping, or socializing outdoors – and authorities related to the timing of the budget process and authority to purchase property tax TIF bonds.
Postponed and moved to the May 31 meeting agenda.