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Austin Caperton, Secretary of West Virginia DEP, Leaves Many Discouraged After First Public Forum

1 Mar

Austin Caperton is proud to be the new secretary for the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). Caperton’s first time speaking directly to the public was this past Monday, when the Sierra Student Coalition invited him to speak at the Mountain Lair at West Virginia University. Caperton states the focus of this Agency is […]

Morgantown adopts gun ban, despite pleas from citizens.

26 Feb

By Nick Foutrakis MORGANTOWN, W. Va. — Morgantown City Council barely passed an ordinance prohibiting guns in municipal buildings and on city-owned property. The ordinance was passed after a four to three vote decided on Tuesday, Feb. 21. Councilors Bill Kawecki, Nancy Ganz, Jenny Selin and Marti Shamberger voted in favor of the ordinance while […]

Morgantown City Council Approves Rate Increases for Infrastructure Improvements

9 Feb

The waste water treatment plant in Star City is well over 30 years old. It was designed to last just 25 years and the equipment has become obsolete by today’s standards. To improve the plant, Morgantown City Council approved Morgantown Utility Board‘s (MUB) proposal to increase to resident’s water and sewer rates at a recent […]

City Council Plans Water Treatment Plant

9 Feb

The Morgantown City Council met last Tuesday evening at the Morgantown Municipal Courthouse to discuss hot topics and future plans surrounding the city of Morgantown. This past week, there were a number of important debates that arose from the city’s agenda. The debates ranged from problems with snow removal from the big snow storm earlier […]

City council and WVU approve bicycle safety course

9 Feb

On Tuesday, February 2, 2016, the Morgantown City Council authorized a resolution with West Virginia University that would provided a new bicycle education class. Morgantown and West Virginia University have always been adamant about bicycle safety throughout the time, due to the large amount of college students interacting with the driving roads. West Virginia University’s […]

Neighborhood Coordinating Council Helps Better the City of Morgantown

9 Feb

On Monday February 8th town officials and residents of Morgantown assembled together to attend its Neighborhood Coordinating Council. The meetings was held in City Hall Council Chambers, 389 Spruce Street. Representatives from each neighborhood came to talk about the problems they are having with their neighborhood as well as find out what is going on […]

MUB Proposal Leaves Mixed Feelings

9 Feb

The Morgantown Utility Board (MUB) presented proposals in front of a panel of council members that focused on improving the water and sewer systems. During the meeting, the city council and MUB discussed the budget to increase the effectiveness of both. Bill Kawecki, Second Ward council man and Deputy Mayor, discussed how the effectiveness of […]

Somebody call 9-1-1…

17 Sep

Talk to any student at WVU who has placed a call to 9-1-1 for an emergency recently—they will all tell you the wait time to get a response is too long. It’s an emergency after all, and should be treated as such. But has anyone cared to dig deeper into why the wait is so […]

Feathers are ruffled over Morgantown’s chicken ordinance

17 Sep

Of all the things Morgantown’s City Council could talk about at it’s regular Tuesday night meeting, nearly two hours were spent discussing one thing: chickens. As it turns out, the people of Morgantown are passionate about their chickens. So when they heard that the council considered changing the ordinance that permits residents to own an unlimited […]

Expand or Restrict Parking First?

17 Sep

By: Emily Eisenhuth Do you live in Morgantown, WV? Do you go to school in Morgantown? If so then you know that parking here is a scarce resource and quite annoying to find on the streets or in parking buildings like the Mountainlair. At the Morgantown City Council meeting on Sept. 15, the issue of […]