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Clarksburg City Council held their regularly scheduled Council meeting Thursday, January 3, 2019 in Council Chambers.
Council voted unanimously Thursday evening to approve the second reading of the city ordinance that provides permanent financing for the Robinson Grand Performing Arts Center. Also included in the ordinance is a financial agreement funding the City’s continuous efforts to repair numerous roadway embankment failure projects. The ordinance requires three readings and a public hearing before it can be codified. The third reading and public hearing will take place Thursday, January 17, 2019 at 6pm.
These specific issues are included in the same ordinance as they both will be funded by the revenues generated by the City’s Sales and Use Tax, which is allowed under the West Virginia Home Rule Pilot program and pass in Spring of 2016.
In addition to the second reading of the ordinance a proclamation declaring January as “United Way of Harrison County” month in Clarksburg was read by Councilman Gary Bowden and was presented to United Way Executive Director, Tina Yoke and Brock Malcom, Campaign Chairman of the United Way.
Yoke expressed her gratitude towards having the Council’s support behind her, “I always feel so welcome when I’m here, and I appreciate your support”, she said. “I am certain that we will raise $935,000, because united, we all win”.
Lastly, during Council comments. Mayor Cathy Goings extended her thanks and gratitude towards the Clarksburg Public Works Department in addition to everyone else who was involved in the New Year’s Eve Grand Bash event that took place Monday, December 31, 2018 at Jackson Square and the Robinson Grand Performing Arts Center. Goings also suggested that Council hold its strategic planning session to “map out the Council’s 2019 agenda”.