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Council Minutes

 

SPECIAL MEETING
CITY COUNCIL
CITY OF POINT PLEASANT

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, 2003.

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:

1.  CHANGE THE MEETING DATE OF THE OCTOBER COUNCIL MEETING TO THURSDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2003.

2.  DISCUSS SURFACING OF THE RIVERFRONT WALKING TRAIL.

3.  CORRECTION OF THE RIVERFRONT PARK COMPLETION DATE TO AUGUST 29, 2003.

4.  TAKE ANY NECESSARY ACTION ON 26TH STREET PAVING PROJECT.

5.  THIRD 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 flag.

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 revisions soon.

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.

 

 

 

        _______________________                     _______________________

                    Stanton D. Burdette                                     James H. Wilson

                                Clerk                                                             Mayor



 

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