For the meeting on July 6, 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/MCC070621. Additionally, the public can submit written comments via email to the City Clerk at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- ELECTING MAYOR AND DEPUTY MAYOR FOR THE 2021-2022 TERM
The City Clerk will hold a vote to determine the Mayor and Deputy Mayor to serve the 2021-2022 term. City Council elects these roles each year at it's first regular meeting in July.
- CLARIFYING DEFINITIONS IN THE PLANNING AND ZONING CODE
At the recommendation of the Development Services Director, this ordinance
would clarify the existing definition of an accessory structure and would remove the existing setback requirement of 10 feet.Second Reading.
- LEASING SPACE AT THE FORMER WOODBURN SCHOOL
At the recommendation of the City Manager, these ordinances would authorize lease agreements between the city and the Shack Neighborhood House and Mountaineer Homeschoolers Hub for space at the former Woodburn School.
- AWARDING THE BID FOR THE DECKERS CREEK RAIL-TRAIL PAVING PROJECT
At the recommendation of the City Engineer, this would award
the Deckers Creek Rail-Trail Paving Project bid to Mountaineer Contractors, Inc. in the amount $110,412.14 with an alternate of $130,363.94. The alternate includes paving of an additional section of the Deckers Creek Rail-Trail.
- DISCUSSING HOW TO CONDUCT CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS
City Council will discuss if they would like to continue virtual meetings or if they would like to resume in person meetings. Morgantown City Council has met virtually since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in March of 2020.
- DETERMINING HOW TO FILL A VACANCY ON CITY COUNCIL
City Council will set the procedure for filling the vacant First Ward City Council seat. According to the City Charter
, "any vacancy shall be filled by a majority vote of all the remaining members, who within thirty (30) days after the occurrence of the vacancy, shall appoint a qualified person to fill the vacancy. If the Council fails to do so within 30 days following the occurrence of the vacancy, the election authorities shall call a special election to fill the vacancy, to be held not sooner than 90 days and not later than 120 days following the occurrence of the vacancy".