Lewisburg’s City Council meeting scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016 has been postponed until Feb. 1. During the meeting, the council was expected to have a second reading and public hearing on the ordinance which covers non-discrimination. The postponement was made during an emergency session of the Lewisburg City Council meeting on Friday, Jan. 15. Tuesday’s meeting will be a continuation of the emergency meeting which included the review of additional legal research on the ordinance.
The ordinance has gotten a lot of attention because it includes language regarding sexual orientation. The last meeting drew more than 200 people to city hall. Council chambers there can only hold 90 people, so a change of venue was made to the Alumni Center at the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine. Lewisburg Police are ramping up security for the meeting.
“We’ll have additional law enforcement personnel there to get people in the building,” said Police Chief, Tim Stover. “Our main goal in this from a police department standpoint is provide security to make it a safe venue for everybody involved.”
The security planning includes doors opening at 6 p.m. on Feb. 1 for the meeting. No one attending the meeting will be allowed on the campus of WVSOM before 5:30 p.m.