Morgantown launches "More Like Home" campaign
"More like Home" is the newest campaign by the city of Morgantown. Mayor Billy Phelps shared a video produced by the city at the recent Morgantown-Butler County Chamber of Commerce luncheon. The new Morgantown Shuttle and the city bicycles were also on display.
"We are excited about 2019 and the changes happening in Morgantown," said Mayor Phelps.
- MOGO Shuttle will offer free rides to anyone in the city limits Tuesday-Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The shuttle is wheelchair and handicapped accessible. Call 270 526-0330 starting May 9th for a ride.
- The Bike Share program consists of two bicycles with racks at the courthouse and Chamber office. You must download the Koloni App on your phone to use the bikes. The cost is $2.00 per hour.
- River Park: The city of Morgantown has applied for a Recreation Trails Program Grant in order to construct a trail and a trailhead facility. The grant is an 80/20 grant with the city paying $17,924. The facility will be located on property owned by the city of Morgantown and the trail will be located on land owned by the Morgantown- Butler County Chamber of Commerce. The city will be supplied with an easement for the construction of the trail.The land for the project, donated to the city by the Chamber will have direct access to the Green River and will be the only publicly accessible land adjacent to the river in Morgantown.The project will consist of concrete installations of seven benches, three trashcans, and a parking lot that will be resistant to flood waters and easily washable in the event of a flood. Also included will be a 1.22-mile gravel trail, restroom facility, pavilion on the river bank, historical signage, bike sharing station, signage, and 150' boat dock. If the city receives the grant, the River Park has the potential to bring back events to the river, host Green River Ramble Events, host Green River Catfish Festival Bass Tournament and Fishing Tournament and other fishing events.
- Dog Park- located on Veterans Way where you can exercise your dog. "Bark Park" will be coming soon.
- New sidewalks are being placed on Dave Gaskey Lane and from Main Street to Tyler Street in Morgantown.
- Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) fund of $85,809 will construct a new sidewalk with lighting, spanning east to west from Tyler Street to U.S. 231. Crossing signage and a crosswalk will be added to allow pedestrians to safely cross the existing sidewalk on Tyler Street. This grant will construct lighting from the Natcher Parkway along Main Street to downtown Morgantown, creating a fully-lit corridor.
- City Hall is undergoing a $370,000 renovation including an elevator, conference room, council chambers, and handicap access.
- After careful deliberation, the city decided to demolish the building formerly known as the Reeta’s Apartments. The city now has ordinances in place to prevent further deterioration of other buildings in the city. Demolition began Friday, April 19th.
- The Morgantown City Pool is undergoing major pool house renovations, deck repairs, new tables and chairs, and new fencing.
- A new city clock will soon be installed downtown along with new signage so visitors can easily locate city attractions.