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Morgantown city council to discuss $35.3M city budget March 6

Created on:   Sun, Mar 4, 2018   11:45 AM

Last modified:   Tue, Mar 6, 2018   7:22 AM

The Dominion Post

MORGANTOWN — A first reading of the city’s spending plan for the 2018-’19 fiscal year, planning and zoning changes pertaining to hostels and tattoo parlors and a new schedule of municipal fees will be on the docket when Morgantown City Council convenes in regular session March 6.

The meeting will mark council’s first official step in implementing the $35.3 million city budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1.

Along with representing growth of 6.4 percent over the current budget, the plan raises the city’s minimum wage to $15 and rewrites the list of municipal fees.

The budget document is available on the front page of the city’s website,

Alongside a first reading of the budget, council will also take up a first reading of the proposed fee changes included within.

Council is also expected to take up a pair of planning and zoning changes, each one designed around a particular type of business — hostels and tattoo/piercing studios.

Lastly, City Manager Paul Brake is expected to recommend awarding the construction manager at risk contract for improvements to the Hazel Ruby McQuain Amphitheater, riverfront park and Walnut Street landing to March-Westin for $209,700.