UPDATE: Special Huntington Council Meeting March 31

Edited by Tony Rutherford from Multiple Reports

Huntington -The city council approved a special meeting next week for a vote on a relief package to assist businesses and residents affected by work stoppages caused by the COVID-19 virus. 

One ordinance will freeze the business and occupation tax for restaurant and retailers for the next 90 days. The businesses will pay nothing during that time.

Meanwhile, the city will waive the $20 per month refuse fee through June 30, 2020. 

Council will meet at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 31.  Again, the meeting will be closed to the public, but, in accordance with the state open meetings law, it will be broadcast and streamed live on Xfinity Cable Channel 24, and the city’s website and Facebook page.

The agenda:

Purpose:

  1. 2nd Reading of an Ordinance re:  #2020-O-9 – AN ORDINANCE OF COUNCIL TEMPORARILY REDUCING THE BUSINESS AND OCCUPATIONS TAX RATE ON THE RETAIL SALES CATEGORY FROM .25% TO .00% BY AMENDING, MODIFYING AND REENACTING SECTION 787.09 OF THE CODIFIED ORDINANCES OF HUNTINGTON, WEST VIRGINIA, TO PROVIDE RELIEF TO RESTAURANTS AND RETAIL ESTABLISHMENTS - Councilman Kluemper-sponsor
  2. 2nd Reading of an Ordinance re:  #2020-O-10 – AN ORDINANCE OF COUNCIL TEMPORARILY REDUCING REFUSE FEE FROM $20.00 PER MONTH TO $0 PER MONTH BY AMENDING, MODIFYING AND REENACTING SECTION 951.08 OF THE CODIFIED ORDINANCES OF HUNTINGTON, WEST VIRGINIA, TO PROVIDE RELIEF TO RESIDENTS DURING THE CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK - Councilman Shockley-sponsor
  3. 1st Reading of an Ordinance re:  2020-O-08 – VACATING, CLOSING AND ABANDONING A PORTION OF SAID 15th STREET BEING A PARCEL 15 FEET IN WIDTH AND 576.04 FEET, MORE OR LESS, IN LENGTH, SITUATE IN GIDEON DISTRICT, HUNTINGTON, CABELL COUNTY, WEST VIRGINIA, BEING THE EASTERLY 15 FEET OF THE EXISTING 15th STREET RIGHT OF WAY BOUNDED ON THE SOUTH BY THE NORTH LINE OF COLUMBIA AVENUE AND BOUNDED ON THE NORTH BY THE SOUTH LINE OF CHARLESTON AVENUE – Councilwoman Wheeler-sponsor
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