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Clarksburg City Council held their regularly scheduled City Council Meeting in Council Chambers, Thursday, April 4, 2019. Council unanimously approved the consideration of a resolution that supports the application submitted by the Monticello Ongoing Revitalization Effort (M.O.R.E) to the Blueprint Community. The resolution designates Clarksburg City Manager, Martin Howe and his designee as the City representatives to the program.
Additionally, Council unanimously approved the second and final reading of an Ordinance amending Article 1315.01 Part 13 of the Codified Ordinances. The ordinance would specifically rezone the ordinance to reclassify a parcel of land situated at 107 Tolley Drive from its current classification of B-2 to B-3. The Ordinance was approved after a public hearing was held. Council also approved the consideration of poll works for the municipal election to be held on June 4, 2019. Finally, Council approved Howe’s appointment, Michael Malfregeot, to fill a vacant seat on the Planning and Zoning Commission.
At Thursday’s meeting Council received updates from Amy Wilson, Economic Development Corporation Director and the Clarksburg-Harrison Regional Housing Authority Executive Director, Lou Aragona, who was also presented with a proclamation.
Council also heard from various members of the Substance Abuse Prevention Youth Coalition that were present at Thursday night’s meeting. Members of the group presented Council with the various reasons they choose to stay drug free. The group is led by Jo Anne McNemar of the Harrison County Family Resource Network.
Council presented a proclamation to Robert C. Byrd High School Theater Department declaring April 4 as “Newsies Day”. The proclamation is in honor of the school’s spring production of “Newsies” that will be performed April 12th, 13th, and 14th. A song was performed by members of the show for Council and those present at the meeting. Tickets for the shows can be purchased at: http://smallvenueticketing.com/.
A proclamation was presented to Dominique Spatafore, granddaughter of the late Dominick Policano, whom began the first Parkinson’s Support Group in West Virginia. April is Parkinson’s Disease Awareness month and also the 25th Anniversary of the North Central WV Patient and Family Support Group. The group meets on the last Saturday of every month at Eat ‘n Park on Tolley Drive in Clarksburg at 12 Noon. The group is free and always accepting new members. More information on the NCWV Patient and Family Support Group can be found on their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/North-Central-West-Virginia-Parkinsons-Patient-and-Family-Support-Group-2294202317526492/?modal=admin_todo_tour