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Council Minutes

 

SPECIAL MEETING
COUNCIL MEETING
CITY OF POINT PLEASANT

March 24, 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 7:00 P.M. on Monday, March 24, 2003.

The following were found present:

             C. Edward Woomer – Mayor

             Marilyn L. McDaniel – Certified Municipal Clerk

City Council:

Kevin R. Nott
M. Leota Sang
James H. Wilson

James W. Fetty
Elaine G. Hunt
Carol L. Jones

Robert C. Doeffinger
Ronald R. Kapp

Absent were:

City Attorney James M. Casey
Council Members
William H. Wallace
Robert A. Messick.

A Waiver of Notice is attached to this set of minutes.  The purpose of the meeting was (1) TO DISCUSS AND TAKE ANY NECESSARY ACTION ON THE GENERAL FUND BUDGET FOR FISCAL YEAR 2003-2004; (2) TO DISCUSS AND TAKE ANY NECESSARY ACTION ON THE COAL SEVERANCE BUDGET FOR FISCAL YEAR 2003-2004; (3) TO DISCUSS AND TAKE ANY NECESSARY ACTION ON THE RATE OF PAY FOR BALLOT COMMISSIONERS AND EMERGENCY COMMISSIONERS; AND, ELECTION OFFICIALS (POLLWORKERS) IN THE UPCOMING MAY 17, 2003 CITY ELECTION; (4) TO DISCUSS AND TAKE ANY NECESSARY ACTION ON THE APPOINTMENTS OF BALLOT COMMISSIONERS (2) AND EMERGENCY COMMISSIONERS (2); AND, ELECTION OFFICIALS (POLLWORKERS) FOR THE MAY 17, 2003 CITY ELECTION; (5) TO APPROVE THE CANDIDATES FOR THE MAY 17, 2003 CITY ELECTION; (6) TO DISCUSS AND TAKE ANY NECESSARY ACTION ON THE CONTRACT FOR CAMP CONLEY; AND, (7) TO DISCUSS AND TAKE ANY NECESSARY ACTION ON THE CITY EMPLOYEES RETIREMENT PLAN.

The meeting was called to order by Mayor C. Edward Woomer who led Council in the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.  City Clerk Marilyn L. McDaniel led Council in prayer.

Robert Doeffinger moved to approve the General Fund Budget for Fiscal Year 2003-2004, subject to the approval of the WV State Tax Department.  Carol Jones seconded and the motion was unanimously approved.

City Attorney James M. Casey called by telephone from Hawaii to offer assistance to Council Members.

On motion by Carol Jones, second by James Wilson, Council unanimously approved the Coal Severance Budget for Fiscal Year 2003-2004, subject to the approval of the WV State Tax Department.

Carol Jones moved to approve the rate of pay for the Absentee Ballot Commissioners, Absentee Emergency Commissioners, and Election Officials (Pollworkers) for the upcoming May 17, 2003 City Election as follows:

a.         $52.00 per day (8 hours per day at $6.50 per hour  Ballot Commissioners and Emergency Absentee Voting Commissioners.

b.         $90.00 per day for Election Officials (Pollworkers) Election Day.

c.         $25.00 for Election Officials (Pollworkers) Training

d.         $20.00 for picking up Ballot boxes and $10.00 for Escort.

Ronald Kapp seconded and the motion was passed unanimously.

Ronald Kapp moved to approve the Democrat list of Election Officials (Pollworkers) including the appointment of Allene Plants as Absentee Ballot Commissioner and Steve Littlepage as Emergency Absentee Voting Commissioner subject to City residency requirements.  Carol Jones seconded and the motion was unanimously approved.  A list is herewith attached.

Robert Doeffinger moved to approve the Republican list of election Officials (Pollworkers) including the appointment of Regina A. Johnson as Absentee Ballot Commissioner and Laura J. Gaskins as Emergency Absentee Voting Commissioner subject to City residency requirements.  Leota Sang seconded and the motion was unanimously approved.  Letter is herewith attached.

Carol Jones moved to approve the Republican and Democrat list of Candidates for the upcoming May 17, 2003 City Election.  Robert Doeffinger seconded and the motion was unanimously approved.

Dan Rodgers, Water Superintendent, appeared before Council and presented a standard RUS water purchase contract for use in drafting a water purchase contract between Mason County Public Service District (Randy Grinstead) and the City of Point Pleasant as received from Manning H. Frymier, P.E. Director of Engineering, Cerrone Associates, Inc.  Mr. Rodgers advised that our wells are not at peak performance now and the project continues on proposed new wells.  Therefore, he had questions on several issues contained within the contract: A.3. Metering Equipment; B.2. Connection Fee; C.3. Water Testing Expense; C.4. Failure to Deliver.  Council unanimously approved to have City Attorney James Casey review the contract and propose modification; and also review contracts for J-2-Y, Gallipolis Ferry, and Mason County PSD Booster Station on Sand Hill Road.

Tim Potter, Village Insurance, Inc., presented the Travelers Life & Annuity Section 457 Deferred Compensation Plan for the City of Point Pleasant.  He discussed the investment options and service advantages with the convenience of a local agency.  Upon Council’s recommendation, Mr. Potter will meet with all City employees to discuss the new retirement plan which is similar to the existing plan with PEBSCO.

Upon motion by James Wilson, second by Ronald Kapp, the meeting adjourned at 8:30 P.M.



 

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