August 25, 2003
The Common Council of the City of Point Pleasant, a municipal
corporation in Mason County, West Virginia, met in special session at
the City Building, 400 Viand Street at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, August 25,
The following were present:
James H. Wilson, Mayor
Stanton D. Burdette, City Clerk
James M. Casey, City Attorney
And the following members of City Council:
Brian L. Billings
Robert L. Doeffinger
M. Leota Sang
William H. Wallace
Ronald R. Kapp
Kevin R. Knott
Absent were Council Members:
James W. Fetty
Robert A. Messick
Elaine G. Hunt
Carol L. Jones
A waiver of notice is attached to this set of minutes. The purpose of
the meeting was as follows:
AND FINAL READING OF THE REVISIONS TO THE 1972 CITY OF POINT
PLEASANT ZONING ORDINANCES.
M. Leota Sang led council in Prayer. Mayor Wilson then called the
meeting to order and led Council in the Pledge of Allegiance to the
Mayor Wilson explained that Monday October 13, 2003 was Columbus Day
and asked for a motion to change the regularly scheduled Council Meeting
to Tuesday October 14, 2003. Kevin R. Nott made the motion and William
H. Wallace gave the second. The motion carried unanimously.
In discussion on the Riverfront Walking Trail, Mayor Wilson explained
that contractors tried to put the 1 ½ inch asphalt paving on the trail
but there was no base to support it. In talking with the paving
contractor and Woolpert, Inc., it was decided that this was
unacceptable. After talking with Woolpert, Inc., and Robert Doeffinger
it was decided that a 4 inch compacted limestone base was necessary with
the possibility of paving at a later date. This will come as a
change-order before Council at a later date.
Mayor Wilson said that completion of the Riverfront Park was reported
to have been August 22, 2003. However, the correct completion date
should have been August 29, 2003. This was something the contractors
have noticed in paperwork and wanted the date corrected. Robert C.
Doeffinger made the motion to correct the date, Ronald R. Kapp seconded
and the motion passed unanimously.
In discussion on the 26th street paving project, Mayor
Wilson received a letter from the government that Council would have to
act on in the next meeting. City Attorney James M. Casey gave the legal
interpretation of the letter and the requirements of the City. The Mayor
added that bids would be forthcoming on the project for the Council to
act on in the September meeting.
The last item on the agenda was the third and final reading of the
REVISIONS TO THE 1972 CITY OF POINT PLEASANT ZONING ORDINANCES. Robert
C. Doeffinger stated that he had reviewed all changes and that many more
changes need to be addressed. The Mayor agreed. Mr. Doeffinger expressed
concerns over the changes in fence height, especially in changing front
yard fence height from 3 feet to 4 feet. There was also a provision
allowing for 8 feet fences. He also stated that the living fences(plants,
shrubs, etc.) might need to be addressed separately. He added that the
original provision for the 3 feet fence was to prevent vistas or views
from being obscured. Mayor Wilson stated that he didn’t know anyone
being denied of building a 4 feet fence in the planning commission
meetings. After extensive discussion by Council and the City Attorney,
it was decided that the motion should be to: APPROVE THE THIRD AND FINAL
READING OF THE REVISIONS TO THE 1972 CITY OF POINT PLEASANT ZONING
ORDINANCES WITH AMENDMENTS TO THE LANGUAGE CONCERNING THE FREE AREA
(80%) OF THE FENCE, DELETE NEW PROPOSED LANGUAGE CONCERNING THE LIVING
FENCE AND CHANGE THE HEIGHT RESTRICTION FROM 8 FEET TO 6 FEET IN THE
REAR YARDS. Robert C. Doeffinger made the motion and Ronald R. Kapp
seconded. Being no other discussion the motion passed unanimously.
Mayor Wilson added that he will start working on the next set of
Being no other business Ronald Kapp made a motion to adjourn. M.
Leota Sang seconded the motion and the meeting adjourned at 7:00 p.m.
James H. Wilson