Morgantown offering virtual options or public input

MORGANTOWN – Amid concerns about the spread of COIVD-19, local municipalities must continue to operate and there are budget deadlines looming.

Municipalities must submit their FY21 budgets to the West Virginia Auditor’s Office by March 28, which means city’s are adapting to allow the public the chance to comment on the proposed spending plans without actually allowing into chambers during their meetings.

Morgantown City Council will meet Tuesday night and a public hearing and adoption of the FY21 budget is on the agenda and the city is providing residents with virtual options to offer feedback in the proposed budget.

Residents are encouraged to participate in the public portion of the meeting and public hearings via video conference or by phone. Residents wishing to participate can call 646-558-8656 and use the meeting ID 900 638 172.

Morgantown City Council meetings are always show on Channel 15 in town and streamed live at the city’s website.

City officials are asking anyone who wants to speak during the meeting to complete a form providing their name, phone number and the topic on which they would like to speak. Residents can also provide the information by texting 304-288-0847 or calling 304-288-7072.

Residents may also weigh-in by sending written comments through e-mail to the City Clerk at cwade@morgantownwv.gov. Please indicate in the email subject line “Public Comment 3/24/20” and indicate in the body of the email if you wish for your comments to be read aloud during the meeting.