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Morgantown's Christmas Firings: The Cruelest Christmas Story in City History

City of Morgantown welcome sign in front of WVU Coliseum, April 2024 On December 21, 2023, up to 18 City of Morgantown employees received an email from the payroll system. Nothing out of the norm. City employees receive this email every 2 weeks. It's payday! Excited to see their latest paycheck just before Christmas, these employees opened the email to find a Termination Notice. Termination…

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Morgantown Blows $515,440 of Taxpayer Funds on House Renovation at Dorsey's Knob Park

This is Part 2 of our Dorsey's Knob Lodge investigation. WVMAD requested financial records for the past 2 years of taxpayer expenses at Dorsey's Knob Lodge, a city-owned house in the middle of Dorsey's Knob Park. From a $174,556 uncovered deck to over $5,000 in wallpaper, BOPARC went on a wild spending spree from 2022-2023. Some locals have questioned BOPARC's leadership abilities and asked, was…

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Crazy BOPARC Public Meeting Lasted Only 6 Minutes: Morgantown City Police Requested to Stand GUARD at Future Meetings [video]

BOPARC's first monthly public meeting of 2024 was held at 3:00 PM on January 10th at Marilla Park Center in Sabraton. For one of the first times in city history, this public meeting was video recorded (by WVMAD) so the public could see what BOPARC is up to. We anticipated an hour or two of heated discussion, given BOPARC has a 13.9 million dollar budget.

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BREAKING: Morgantown Laid Off Employees on CHRISTMAS

WVMAD has received unconfirmed reports that Morgantown’s Board Of Park And Recreation Commissioners (BOPARC) has terminated a "handful" of city employees right before Christmas, with no advance notice. We reached out to all 4 leaders overseeing city employee terminations to confirm these reports: BOPARC Executive Director Melissa Wiles, Assistant Director Marissa Travinski, City Manager Kim Haws, and City Mayor Jenny Selin. Updates will be sent…

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BOPARC Spent $174,556 Taxpayer Dollars on New DECK at City-Owned House

Dorsey's Knob Park has one of the most breathtaking, bird's-eye views of Morgantown. However, the latest park construction may also take your breath away. The house at Dorsey's Knob Park, known as the "Lodge," has a new $174,556 taxpayer-funded deck. (Pictured below) If you are excited to experience the $174,556 wood deck you funded with taxes on your hard-earned income, there is bad news. Dorsey's…

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