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September 18, 2019

City Council Agenda for September 23, 2019

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HUNTINGTON CITY COUNCIL
September 23, 2019
7:30 p.m.


1. Invocation and Pledge of Allegiance
2. Roll Call
3. Synopsis of Last Meeting
4. Reports of the Mayor

5. 2nd Reading of an Ordinance re:  #2019-O-26 – AN ORDINANCE OF COUNCIL REPEALING SECTION 202.10 OF THE CODIFIED REVISED CODE REGARDING A RESIDENCY REQUIREMENT FOR CITY EMPLOYEES IN ORDER TO ACHIEVE COMPLIANCE WITH THE NOVEMBER 6, 2012 REPEAL OF THE RESIDENCY REQUIREMENT OF THE HUNTINGTON CITY CHARTER

Sponsored by:  Councilwoman Carol Polan

6. 2nd Reading of an Ordinance re:  #2019-O-27 – AN ORDINANCE OF COUNCIL AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR TO EXECUTE A FRANCHISE AGREEMENT WITH AEP WEST VIRGINIA TRANSMISSION COMPANY, INC. FOR LIMITED RIGHT OF WAY FOR ELECTRONIC POWER AND COMMUNICATIONS FACILITIES, LOCATED WITHIN THE CITY OF HUNTINGTON 

Sponsored by:  Councilman Mike Shockley

7. 2nd Reading of an Ordinance re:  #2019-O-28 – AN ORDINANCE OF COUNCIL AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR TO ENTER INTO A SALES AGREEMENT WITH TRENT SANSOM FOR THE PURCHASE OF PROPERTY LOCATED ON NINTH AVENUE, WITHIN THE CITY OF HUNTINGTON 

Sponsored by:  Councilwoman Carol Polan

8. 1st Reading of an Ordinance re:  #2019-O-29 – AN ORDINANCE OF COUNCIL AMENDING, MODIFYING AND RE-ENACTING ARTICLE 545 OF THE CODIFIED ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF HUNTINGTON, AS REVISED, REGARDING FIREWORKS 

Sponsored by:  Councilwoman Joyce Clark

9. Resolution re:  #2019-R-71 – A RESOLUTION OF COUNCIL AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR TO ACCEPT THE CONDITIONS OF THE 2019-2020 HIGHWAY SAFETY GRANT WITH THE WEST VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES 

Sponsored by:  Councilman Mike Shockley

10. Resolution re:  #2019-R-74 – A RESOLUTION OF COUNCIL AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR TO ENTER INTO A CONTRACT TO FURNISH THE HUNTINGTON POLICE DEPARTMENT WITH A MICROFILM DIGITIZATION SYSTEM 

Sponsored by:  Councilwoman Joyce Clark

11. Resolution re:  #2019-R-77 – A RESOLUTION OF COUNCIL SUBMITTING TIF APPLICATION (pending committee approval) 

Sponsored by:  to be assigned at committee meeting

12. Good & Welfare

13. Adjournment

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September 18, 2019

Safety Town Trick or Treat Scheduled for October 29

Safety Town will host its third annual Safe Trick or Treat from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29. The event is free and open to the public.

The event is sponsored by Blue Knights WV III, The Highway Safety Foundation, City of Huntington and Johnson Printing Company.

Vendors who want to set up a table and hand out candy to children at the event are requested to fill out a registration form.

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September 16, 2019

66th Annual Fire Prevention Parade Set for October 7

The 66th annual Huntington Fire Prevention Parade is Monday, Oct. 7. Do you plan on going or want to participate? Here's everything you need to know:

PARKING: "No parking between the hours of 5 p.m. and 10 p.m." will be posted on 4th Avenue between 7th Street and Hal Greer Boulevard.

ROAD CLOSURES: 4th Avenue between 7th Street and Hal Greer Boulevard will be closed from 5 to no later than 10 p.m.

PARADE LINEUP: Parade participants will be asked to line up beginning at 6 p.m. between 12th Street and Hal Greer Boulevard.

PARADE ROUTE: The parade will begin at 7 p.m. at 12th Street and 4th Avenue and proceed west on 4th Avenue to 8th Street.

THEME: The theme of this year's parade is “Not Every Hero Wears a Cape, Plan and Practice Your Escape” to promote the importance of households developing and practicing a home fire escape plan.

RULES: In the interest of safety, parade participants will be prohibited from throwing candy. However, a representative for each parade participant will be allowed to walk along the sides of the street and hand out candy to children.

HOW TO BECOME A PARTICIPANT: Contact Carolyn Wright at 304-696-5950 or email wrightc@huntingtonwv.gov.

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September 13, 2019

Williams Appointed as Co-Chair of National Substance Abuse Task Force

Huntington Mayor Steve Williams has been appointed as co-chair of a U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) task force that aims to collaborate across cities on ways to reduce substance abuse, highlight prevention strategies, increase access to and improve treatment and recovery support services for individuals.

Williams will work alongside Boston Mayor Martin Walsh, who serves as chairman of the USCM’s Substance Abuse, Prevention and Recovery Services Task Force. The task force was created in 2015 in response to the alarming and ongoing national epidemic of substance abuse in communities and to improve prevention, treatment and recovery support services for businesses and individuals.

“Steve Williams has been a national trusted leader on substance abuse, and specifically the opioid crisis,” said Bryan Barnett, president of the U.S. Conference of Mayors and mayor of Rochester Hills, Michigan. “He has told the Huntington story and shared both the successes and lessons learned from his community. I'm thrilled to appoint Mayor Williams, and look forward to his national leadership on this important issue."

The USCM task force works to identify effective and innovative tools for addressing the national substance abuse epidemic into all functions of city government, from public health to public works and from outreach and recovery to operations and resources. It also serves as a clearinghouse of best practices and advocacy efforts to unite mayors in the fight against opioid misuse and abuse – as well as other harmful substances nationwide.

“I am grateful to President Barnett for the confidence he has placed in me to co-chair the Substance Use, Prevention and Recovery Services Task Force,” Williams said. “I admire Boston Mayor Martin Walsh and look forward to being able to work alongside him as we work to defeat the greatest existential threat facing our cities and our nation.”

Williams was one of four mayors in 2016 to serve on a joint national task force created by the National League of Cities and National Association of Counties to address the nation’s opioid and heroin abuse epidemic.
The City-County Task Force Addressing Heroin and Opioid Abuse, comprised of city and county leaders from across the country, aimed to enhance awareness, facilitate peer exchanges, and identify sound policy and partnership solutions.

The joint task force published a national summary report of city-county collaboration, focusing on community prevention and overdose response, effective treatment options, public safety enforcement and supply reduction. The report can be viewed at https://opioidaction.org/.

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August 13, 2019

Applications Being Accepted for City Council District 9 Seat

District 9 Huntington City Councilwoman Tina Brooks has resigned from her council seat, effective Aug. 12, 2019.

Anyone who wants to fill the vacant seat should submit to the City Clerk’s Office an application that should include, at minimum, his or her name, address, phone number, education, work experience and civic involvement. The application must be signed before the City Clerk or a notary. Additional information provided is at the applicant’s discretion.

Qualifications for consideration as a member of Huntington City Council are as follows:

  • Shall be a citizen of the United States and the State of West Virginia.
  • Shall be a qualified elector and resident of the city and of the district in which they serve.
  • Shall remain a resident of said district during the term of office.
  • Members shall not during their term of office hold any other public office, be a member of any political executive committee or be an employee of the city.

The City Clerk’s Office, located in Room 16 at City Hall, must receive applications no later than 4:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 26. City Council will interview applicants and select a replacement to fill Brooks’ seat at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 28. Brooks’ term expires on Dec. 31, 2020.

For more information about the application process or about the geographical boundaries of District 9, which includes the neighborhoods of Guyandotte, Altizer, Arlington Park and neighboring areas, call the City Clerk’s Office at 304-696-5540 (then press option 8) or email millerb@huntingtonwv.gov.

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July 15, 2019

Williams Participating in Third Class of Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative

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June 12, 2019

Program to help first responders cope with high-stress situations unveiled

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June 10, 2019

Cathy Burns Appointed as Executive Director of HMDA

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May 16, 2019

City Begins Third Phase of Energy and Operational Savings Program

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May 13, 2019

Williams Administration Presents City Service Fee Info to Finance Committee

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March 11, 2019

Walk With the Mayor Returns March 18

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February 6, 2019

Open To All Campaign Inducts 100th Member

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December 24, 2018

Disposal Sites for Christmas Trees

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December 10, 2018

City of Huntington Now Offers Safety Town Sponsorship Packages

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October 29, 2018

Huntington Wins $1 Million in Bloomberg Philanthropies U.S. Mayors Challenge

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October 23, 2018

City of Huntington Continues Sidewalk Replacement Program

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October 8, 2018

Huntington Scores High in 2018 Municipal Equality Index

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July 16, 2018

Huntington One of 10 Winners in National Love Your Block Competition

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July 10, 2018

Greater Huntington Walks Challenges Residents to Become More Active

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July 10, 2018

My Huntington Movement to Promote Positive Attributes of the Huntington Community

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June 11, 2018

Huntington Among U.S. Conference of Mayors’ 2018 City Livability Award winners

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May 14, 2018

Williams names Dial as Chief of Police

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May 9, 2018

Huntington Delegation Attending National Mayors’ Institute on Opioids

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April 26, 2018

Huntington Receives Grant to Clean Up Brownfields Properties

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April 18, 2018

Huntington Named as Finalist for Cities of Service Engaged Cities Award

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March 13, 2018

Huntington Wins Cultural Diversity Award from National League of Cities

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March 13, 2018

Huntington Named Finalist in 2018 RWJF Culture of Health Prize

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February 27, 2018

Huntington Awarded Planning Grant for Fairfield Revitalization Project

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February 15, 2018

Williams Delivers State of the City Address and FY2019 Budget to City Council

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February 9, 2018

How to Pay a Parking Ticket, Parking Lot Violation or Boot Fee

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January 8, 2018

Huntington City Council Elects Leadership for 2018

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December 1, 2017

Mayor’s Council on the Arts Adopts Public Art Policy to Assist Artists

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October 24, 2017

Parkmobile, LLC Partners with City of Huntington to Introduce Mobile Parking Payments

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October 19, 2017

Huntington Improves Score in 2017 Municipal Equality Index

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October 10, 2017

City Unveils Plan to Demolish 55 Unsafe Structures

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September 25, 2017

City Council, Cabell Delegates Partner to Donate Money for Protective Gear

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September 25, 2017

City of Huntington Awarded Federal Grants to Combat Opioid Epidemic

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August 28, 2017

Parking Board Now Accepts Online Payments

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July 24, 2017

Code Enforcement Unit to Begin Inspecting Contractors for Licensing, Permits

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June 6, 2017

Water Quality Fee to Increase for Some Nonresidential Customers

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May 25, 2017

Big Sandy Superstore Arena Celebrates 40 Years With Highest-Grossing Year in Venue History

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May 10, 2017

HPD to Issue Nonmoving Violations to Vehicles in Street-Sweeping Zones

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April 12, 2017

Huntington Awarded National Vacant Properties Technical Assistance Scholarship

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February 22, 2017

Williams Nominates Rader to Become Huntington Fire Chief

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February 10, 2017

Mayor Delivers State of the City Address

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January 24, 2017

City of Huntington Implements Electronic Bidding Process

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January 18, 2017

U.S. Conference of Mayors Recognizes HHS, City of Huntington for Wellness Academy

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January 9, 2017

Huntington Among 5 Finalists to Receive Vacant Property Assistance

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January 3, 2017

Huntington Improves Score in 2016 Municipal Equality Index

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October 5, 2016

Mayor Launches Committee on Diversity and Inclusion

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September 28, 2016

U.S. Conference of Mayors, Wells Fargo Foundation Announce $150,000 Grant

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September 14, 2016

Public Works Department Launches Sidewalk Repair Pilot Program

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August 8, 2016

Citizens Now Have Convenient Option For Reporting Minor Crimes

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July 29, 2016

City’s codified ordinances now online

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May 19, 2016

Cathy Burns Named City Manager

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April 28, 2016

Huntington Advances to Finals of America’s Best Communities competition

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March 28, 2016

Vacant Buildings Now Must Be Registered With The City

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March 7, 2016

Williams Named to National Task Force to Address Opioid Abuse

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February 8, 2016

HFD receives donation of 175 carbon monoxide/smoke alarms

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January 13, 2016

Huntington Advances to Semifinals in America’s Best Communities Competition

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December 17, 2015

Huntington ranks higher than state, national average on 2015 Municipal Equality Index

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October 27, 2015

City Unveils Community Revitalization Plan

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July 23, 2015

Citywide Street Sweeping Begins in Huntington

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July 8, 2015

City of Huntington Ticket Payment Procedures

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July 7, 2015

Huntington awarded EPA grants for cleaning up brownfields sites

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June 29, 2015

Stormwater Utility receives DEP award for environmental partnership

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April 29, 2015

Huntington named quarterfinalist in America’s Best Communities competition

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March 9, 2015

Huntington to receive EPA grant to clean up brownfields properties, launch advanced polymer center

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January 28, 2015

Henderson Named Municipal Court Judge

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January 8, 2015

Traffic crash reports now available online

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October 14, 2014

Huntington named Certified Arts Community

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June 24, 2014

Huntington Water Quality Board

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April 7, 2014

How the City of Huntington deals with potholes

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April 7, 2014

How to report streetlight outages in the city

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March 10, 2014

City’s budgetary performance cited as reasons for credit-rating upgrade

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February 25, 2014

Tony Hawk Foundation awards city $5,000 grant for skate park

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February 19, 2014

Huntington delegation to attend housing seminar at Harvard Law School

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January 28, 2014

Huntington selected to receive smart growth assistance

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