Local Levy Renewals
The Morgantown Area Partnership supports the four levy renewals listed below. Each levy plays an important part in making Monongalia County a choice destination to live, work and play.
Each levy must receive 60% of the vote on June 9, 2020 to be successfully renewed.
Mountain Line Levy
About: Monongalia County's Mountain Line Transit Authority provides transportation to the community in a safe, efficient and effective manner. This transit option is an essential service for many to get to work, school, groceries and medical services.
This year, 225,027 total rides were given in Q1 2020 alone, including:
147,199 WVU Faculty, Staff & Students
9,000 Senior Citizens
5,132 Persons with Identifiable Disabilities
Amount: This would authorize a levy for the fiscal years beginning July 1, 2021, 2022, 2023 and 2024 for the purpose of contributing funds from such levy to the Monongalia County Urban Mass Transportation Authority (Mountain Line) for the acquisition of equipment and other capital improvements, and payment of a portion of its general operating, maintenance and other expenses in the amount of $1,994,843 annually and $7,979,372 during the term of the Levy.
Parks & Trails Levy
About: The 2016 Monongalia County Parks and Trails levy produced:
major improvements and additions to the Westover Little League fields,
kept the rail-trail maintained despite major landslides,
provided a financial foundation to renovate the ice arena,
and helped support major expansions of facilities and services at Camp Muffly, Mason-Dixon and Chestnut Ridge Parks.
This levy renewal is needed to help acquire adequate, reliable funding to improve the parks and meet residents’ needs. The renewal will provide needed county parks and MRTC rail-trail funding plus improvements and expansion of the Morgantown Ice Arena, Westover baseball fields, the WV Botanic Garden, and Cheat Lake and Laurel Point soccer fields.
Amount: A Levy for fiscal years beginning July 1, 2021, July 1, 2022, and July 1, 2023, and July 1, 2024 for the purpose of providing funding and maintenance of the Parks, Trails, and Recreation programs in the amount of $1,051,828 annually and $4,207,312 during the term of the levy according to the Order of the Monongalia County Commission entered on the 19th day of February, 2020.
Volunteer Fire Levy
About: This levy is essential to the survival of local volunteer fire departments.
Amount: This would authorize additional levies for the fiscal years beginning July 1, 2021, July 1, 2022, July 1, 2023 and July 1, 2024 for the purpose of providing for the adequate level of funding for each of the said organizations adopted by the Monongalia County Commission on February 19, 2020.
Morgantown Public Library System
About: The Library Levy is a county wide vote to provide direct tax based funding to the Morgantown Public Library System for general operations.
The Morgantown Public Library System has always played a vital role in the region, and continues to demonstrate its commitment to being as present and available as possible during this crisis.
From answering questions, to connecting people to resources, to renewing and issuing library cards by email, our library staff is working for this community. They are also preparing for the day when the physical library locations reopen to ensure that resources are available for all Monongalia County residents.
Amount: A special election to authorize additional levies for the fiscal years beginning July 1, 2021, July 1, 2022, July 1, 2023, and July 1, 2024, for the Morgantown Public Library System in the amount of $489,644 annually and $1,958,576 during the term of the levy; according to the Order of the County Commission entered on the 19th day of February, 2020.
Levy Costs to Vote for All
If all levies are successful, the cost would be $47.40 / year for the $100,000 assessed value home owner.