Silverstar5

Morgantown, WV

#21 Nov 16, 2011
I sincerely hope that the renewed effort by the code enforcment office to address trash in the neighborhoods is more than lip service. Our city is on a steady decline and it doesn't take an expert to see it. I fear it's too little too late. As mentioned in todays newspaper editorial, neighborhoods all around the city need attention.
City Resident

Morgantown, WV

#22 Dec 31, 2011
Recently noticed that the city manager has stopped writing his weekly newsletter that was on the city web page. I hear he is spending most of his time trying to keep his job.
wv fan

La Vergne, TN

#23 Dec 31, 2011
I use to bring a family member for medical care In Morgantown back in 2000. The city was real nice and it was very clean. I went to a football game last fall and could not believe how bad the city had gotten, the tramway looked bad, dilapidated buildings, rusty sctructures. What really is goin on up there. Seems as much money as WVU, the city and county bring in nothing like this should happen.
City Resident

Morgantown, WV

#24 Jan 1, 2012
Massive change in city administration is the biggest problem in my opinion. Top people in the city decided to retire and a few members of council saw a chance to force their will on everyone else. Their vision of "change" included bringing in outsiders who have no clue about Morgantown or WV. The plan has failed miserably. Now the challenge is to get some leadership in here to salvage whats left. Our city is slowly crumbling in around us, all within a years time.
Fetus T Bluster

Winter Garden, FL

#25 Jan 1, 2012
i was considering moving to morgantown (job transfer). but after reading this stuff no way.
City Resident

Morgantown, WV

#26 Jan 1, 2012
Silverstar5 wrote:
I sincerely hope that the renewed effort by the code enforcment office to address trash in the neighborhoods is more than lip service. Our city is on a steady decline and it doesn't take an expert to see it. I fear it's too little too late. As mentioned in todays newspaper editorial, neighborhoods all around the city need attention.
That's exactly what it was, lip service! Don't take my word on it. Just drive around and look for yourself. Garbage, litter, junk cars. Nothing has changed. Code enforcement is walking around trash and debris to hand out warnings about shoveling snow from sidewalks. Talk about needing change our city really needs some common sense leadership.
Business as Usual

Morgantown, WV

#27 Jan 1, 2012
Stay in Florida. The posts are correct. City and county on a downward spiral including taxing residents to death.
Fetus T Bluster

Winter Garden, FL

#28 Jan 1, 2012
Business as Usual wrote:
Stay in Florida. The posts are correct. City and county on a downward spiral including taxing residents to death.
why is it everytime a city or neighborhood goes ghetto the politicians raise taxes? you would think they would lower them.

Since: Jan 11

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#29 Jan 1, 2012
Am I the only one to notice that the trashy neighborhoods began to really spring up when all the 'diversity' was introduced to town? Not to mention the crime spree, and the shootings?

Am I the only one to notice that?
Fetus T Bluster

Winter Garden, FL

#30 Jan 1, 2012
Cole Fielder wrote:
Am I the only one to notice that the trashy neighborhoods began to really spring up when all the 'diversity' was introduced to town? Not to mention the crime spree, and the shootings?
Am I the only one to notice that?
it never fails, it`s the diversity crowds culture of filth and entitlement. i went to a diversity workshop while living in the baltimore area a few years ago, they taught us that all white guys are bad and all third world slugs are great.where ever the government dumps the section 8 third world slugs turns ghetto.
City Resident

Morgantown, WV

#31 Jan 2, 2012
I blame it on lack of leadership. In less than a year the city has taken a nose dive. Basically, our leaders have no ties to us and they are simply building their resume' at our expense. I also blame our council for not putting pressure on them to take action.
Silverstar5

Morgantown, WV

#32 Jan 2, 2012
I would like to see the media follow up on all the hype the city put out about cracking down. All you need to do is take a look around, it's probably worse now than it was a couple of months ago. Agree with other posts, city is in dire need of leadership at several levels.
Not a happy camper

Morgantown, WV

#33 Jan 2, 2012
I recently expressed my displeasure with the state of our city with one of our council members. I encourage those who actually live in the city to let their representatives know how they feel. My neighborhood hasn't looked this bad in years. We used to feel safe but haven't seen a police car on our street for months. Something needs to be done.
pdtoo

Morgantown, WV

#34 Jan 4, 2012
As a city employee I can say the morale is terrible city wide. There is no leadership and now new members of council seems to be backing down from their commitment to get things back on track. Nothing will change until some house cleaning is done.They are just prolonging things by waiting.
M-town Resident

Charleston, WV

#35 Jan 5, 2012
You people just won't give up. You keep trying to stir this issue up and all it's really doing is showing how narrow minded and rigid you truly are. You want change? Get off your butts and go out there and do something positive. Work in the neighborhoods. Volunteer. Give back to the community instead of sitting in front of your computer screen complaining about how terrible things are. Work with others to create a positive difference in your beloved city. If you care so much, then do something positive to make it better. People get tired of those who do nothing but complain and they soon lost interest in what you have to say about anything.
Cry baby

Morgantown, WV

#36 Jan 5, 2012
M-town Resident wrote:
You people just won't give up. You keep trying to stir this issue up and all it's really doing is showing how narrow minded and rigid you truly are. You want change? Get off your butts and go out there and do something positive. Work in the neighborhoods. Volunteer. Give back to the community instead of sitting in front of your computer screen complaining about how terrible things are. Work with others to create a positive difference in your beloved city. If you care so much, then do something positive to make it better. People get tired of those who do nothing but complain and they soon lost interest in what you have to say about anything.
How do you know what I or anyone else on here has done? I have posted on several blogs giving my opinion, both positive and negative and I think that's what these people are doing, giving their opinion. Although I don't live in the city of Morgantown, I work here. I must agree the conditions of the city seems to be pretty bad. A year or so ago, all you heard was positive comments and media attention focused on the economy and growth. Now all you hear is negative and not just on here but all around the area. I work in a semi public position and get to talk to a lot of people. I can honestly say I haven't heard one positive thing for months. It's pretty obvious that people haven't warmed up to people who were chosen to take over. I believe in the old theory, where there is smoke there is fire. How the elected officials handle it is above my pay grade but seems to me they need to do something. Just my opinion.
Morgantown Blue

Morgantown, WV

#37 Jan 6, 2012
Obviously some people are living in a bubble and assume we are just one big happy family and would like for everyone else to believe it too. Nothing will change unless people continue to voice concerns as often as possible.
tbl1234

Morgantown, WV

#38 Jan 7, 2012
Morgantown Blue wrote:
Obviously some people are living in a bubble and assume we are just one big happy family and would like for everyone else to believe it too. Nothing will change unless people continue to voice concerns as often as possible.
I don't beliebve I'm the one living in a bubble. Your efforts are not for the good of the city, but for the good of your own agenda, and believe me, people know exactly who you are and what you are trying to do, especially those who you are trying to get rid of. Don't think you are anonymous because you talk way too much.
Morgantown Blue

Morgantown, WV

#39 Jan 8, 2012
tbl1234 wrote:
<quoted text>
I don't beliebve I'm the one living in a bubble. Your efforts are not for the good of the city, but for the good of your own agenda, and believe me, people know exactly who you are and what you are trying to do, especially those who you are trying to get rid of. Don't think you are anonymous because you talk way too much.
There's not enough time or space to talk about agendas and it's not about identity. It's more about people thinking they know what's best for the rest of us when they really don't have a clue.
tbl1234

Morgantown, WV

#40 Jan 8, 2012
Morgantown Blue wrote:
<quoted text>
There's not enough time or space to talk about agendas and it's not about identity. It's more about people thinking they know what's best for the rest of us when they really don't have a clue.
And for some reason you think you do?? I think you're living in a dream world darlin!!

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