For the meeting on April 20, 2021
Morgantown City Council Regular Meeting Highlights:
IMPORTANT NOTE: To protect public health during the COVID-19 pandemic, personal attendance at the meeting is not permitted. This meeting will take place via WebEx at https://cityofmorgantown.my.webex.com/meet/cityofmorgantown using the meeting number 793 734 477. The meeting will be broadcast live on Morgantown 15 and live-streamed via the City of Morgantown website at https://morgantownwv.viebit.com/. The public can listen live by calling 408-418-9388 and using the access code 793 734 477.
If members of the public wish to comment on a particular issue or public hearing, they should fill out the public comment sign-up form on our website which can be found at: https://bit.ly/MCC042021. Additionally, the public can submit written comments via email to the City Clerk at email@example.com.
- SUPPORTING NON-DISCRIMINATION IN THE CITY
At the recommendation of the Morgantown Human Rights Commission, this ordinance
would show support for continuing the adoption and implementation of a resolution Creating a Respectful and Open World for Natural Hair (CROWN) standards. The standards would specifically link discrimination on hair texture and protective hair styles which include braids, locks, twists as well as dreadlocks and Afros to non-discrimination provisions to Section 153
of the city code.
- REVISING THE CITY STREET DESIGN MANUAL AND SIDEWALK DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS
At the recommendation of the Engineering Department, this ordinance
would allow for revision to the city's street manual by the city's Engineering Department. Changes made to the street manual will be provided to city council as well as the public with a minimum of a 14-day comment period before the change becomes effective. Additionally, the ordinance would allow for a secondary ordinance
to create a city-funded comprehensive sidewalk construction plan that would focus on creating sidewalks that connect to existing sidewalks frequently used by citizens in the city rather than constructing sidewalks when a new building is constructed.
- REVISING THE CITY'S 2020-2021 ANNUAL BUDGET
At the recommendation of the City Manager, this ordinance
would revise the current city budget to include increases to B&O Construction revenue, the receipt of CARES Act funding and other revisions.
- LEASING OFFICE SPACE AT THE AIRPORT
At the recommendation of the Airport Director, this ordinance
would authorize a three year lease agreement with Wanderlust Travel, LLC for office space at the Morgantown Municipal Airport.
- APPROVING THE LEVY ORDER AND RATE SHEET FOR THE
FY21-22 ANNUAL BUDGET
As part of the annual budget approval process required in WV State Code and at the recommendation of the Interim Finance Director, council will vote to consider approval of the levy order and rate sheet
for the city.
- REPAIRING PARKING INFRASTRUCTURE
At the request of the Morgantown Parking Authority, this resolution
would approve the bond term parameters for general repairs and an elevator replacement in the existing multilevel parking building located between University Avenue and Chestnut Street and replacement of a retaining wall in the existing surface parking lot located adjacent to 300 Spruce Street. The ordinance would authorize the issuance by the city of not more than $3.25 million in aggregate principal amount of Parking System Revenue Bonds, Series 2021 for the purpose of financing the design, acquisition, construction and equipping of this project.
- APPROVING A FESTIVAL PERMIT IN THE WHARF DISTRICT
At the request of the applicant, council will consider approval of a festival permit
for the 2021 Jim Dunn Memorial Scholarship Twilight 5-Miler.
- PROVIDING FUNDS FOR EVENTS AND GREENSPACE DESIGN
At the recommendation of the City Manager, this resolution would revise the current annual budget for the Capital Escrow Fund to include a $15,000 contribution towards the 4th of July Celebration of America firework display and $15,000 contribution to the Sister Cities Commission for the design of a city garden in Xuzhou, China.
Important Election Dates to Remember:
- Jan. 4 to Apr. 20 - Absentee Voting Applications Accepted
- Apr. 6 - Voter Registration Deadline
- Apr. 7 - Public Test of Voting Machines
- Apr. 14 to 24 - Early Voting
- Apr. 27 - Election Day