Parkersburg committee, council to meet Tuesday

PARKERSBURG – City Council will meet Tuesday to discuss a transfer of property for the Uptowner Inn and changes to voting precincts.

Council meets at 7:30 p.m. in council chambers on the second floor of the city Municipal Building in dowtown Parkersburg. The meeting is open to the public.

Council has only three items on its agenda, two of which are final ordinance readings.

The first ordinance is for a property transfer at 415 Seventh St. to the Urban Renewal Authority for sale to Uptown Lodging. The property will be used to expand parking for the Uptowner Inn, which is being renovated and was part of an earlier approved agreement between the city and Uptown Lodging.

The second ordinance up for a final reading would authorize the lease/purchase financing of seven Parkersburg Police Department vehicles at a cost of $202,397.40. The 36-month lease would be at 1.84 percent through United Bank.

One ordinance will be up for the first of two readings at Tuesday’s meeting. The ordinance would amend the city’s election districts due to county consolidation of voting precincts.

The change, put forth by the Wood County Clerk’s office and approved earlier this year by the Wood County Commission, does not change any district lines within the city, but does eliminate the need for some polling places, such as one located at the city Municipal Building.

The ordinance would bring the city up to date with the county changes.

Prior to Tuesday’s meeting, city council’s Public Works Committee will meet at 7 p.m. in the small conference room on the second floor of the Municipal Building. The meeting is open to the public.

Only one item is on the agenda. The committee will discuss and possibly take action on the use of city property near the Fifth Street Bridge.