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Council Minutes

 

SPECIAL MEETING
CITY COUNCIL
CITY OF POINT PLEASANT

March 15, 2004

WARD

NAME

PRESENT

ABSENT

Mayor James H. Wilson X  
City Clerk Stanton D. Burdette X  
City Attorney James M. Casey X  
Finance Director Ron Siders X  
Executive Secretary Harriett Nibert X  
Municipal Judge Jeremy T. Vickers X  
At Large Brian Billings   X
At Large Kevin R. Nott X  
First Ward James W. Fetty X  
Second Ward Robert C. Doeffinger, Jr. X  
Third Ward M. Leota Sang X  
Fourth Ward Robert A. Messick   X
Fifth Ward Elaine Grimm Hunt   X
Sixth Ward Ronald R. Kapp X  
Seventh Ward William H. Wallace   X
Eighth Ward Carol L. Jones   X

 


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     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 15, 2004.

          Council member M. Leota Sang led Council in prayer. The meeting was called to order by Mayor James H. Wilson who led the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

            A Waiver of Notice is attached to this set of minutes. The purpose of the meeting was to:

            1. APPROVE THE 2005 GENERAL FUND LEVY ESTIMATE (BUDGET) CONTINGENT ON WV STATE AUDITOR APPROVAL

.             2. APPROVE THE 2005 COAL SEVERANCE LEVY ESTIMATE (BUDGET) CONTINGENT ON WV STATE AUDITOR APPROVAL

.             3. HEAR 2nd READING OF AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE 1309.01 PART 48 OF CODIFIED ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF POINT PLEASANT AND DEFINITION OF HOME OCCUPATION AS DEFINED IN THE 1972 ZONING ORDINANCE.

            4. HEAR 2nd READING OF AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE 705 OF THE CODIFIED ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF POINT PLEASANT TO AMEND THE YARD SALE / GARAGE SALE ORDINANCE

.             5. HEAR 1st READING OF AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE 739.02-b OF THE CODIFIED ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF POINT PLEASANT TO AMEND THE GENERAL LICENSE TAXES.             6. DESIGNATE APRIL AS LITTER CONTROL MONTH.

                 The Mayor opened the meeting up to questions from Council members regarding the proposed budget. A lengthy discussion followed with many questions from Council. Finance Director Ron Siders answered many questions and concerns that members of Council had.

            Ronald R. Kapp made a motion to approve the 2005 General Budget contingent on State Auditor approval. Robert C. Doeffinger added the second and the motion passed unanimously

.             Ronald R. Kapp made a motion to approve the Coal Severance Fund Budget contingent on State Auditor approval. Robert C. Doeffinger added the second and the motion passed unanimously.

            The Mayor then presented the 2ND reading of an amendment to Article 1309.01 of the Codified Ordinances of Point Pleasant and the 1972 Zoning Ordinance defining "Home Occupation". Ronald R. Kapp made a motion to approve the 2ND reading with the right to amend. Robert C. Doeffinger added the second. After discussion, the motion passed unanimously.

            The Mayor then presented the 2ND reading of an amendment to Article 705 of the Codified Ordinances of the City of Point Pleasant dealing with Yard Sale/Garage Sales. Ronald R. Kapp made a motion to advance to 3RD reading with right to amend language on signage and business owners having yard sales. Robert C. Doeffinger added the second and the motion was passed unanimously.             The Mayor also presented an amendment to Article 739.02-b of the Codified Ordinances of the City of Point Pleasant dealing with raising the cost of General License Taxes (Business License) to $20.00. After discussion, Ronald R. Kapp made a motion to advance the amendment to 2ND reading with right to amend. Robert C. Doeffinger added the second. After further discussion, the motion passed unanimously.

            The Mayor added that the amended ordinances resulting in the raising of any fees would require a Legal Advertisement allowing for input from the residents of the City.

            The Mayor then presented a resolution declaring the month of April as "Litter Control Month" in the City of Point Pleasant. M. Leota Sang made a motion to adopt the resolution and Kevin R. Nott added the second. The resolution was adopted unanimously. Discussion followed as to what the City would do to help facilitate the litter clean-up within the City.

              The Mayor also presented a proclamation declaring the month April as "Fair Housing Month" in the City of Point Pleasant in recognition of the 36TH anniversary of the Fair Housing Act. James W. Fetty made a motion to adopt the proclamation and Kevin R. Nott added the second. The proclamation was adopted unanimously.

                   Being no other business, Ronald R. Kapp made a motion to adjourn. Robert C. Doeffinger added the second and being unanimously approved, the meeting adjourned at 8:36 pm.  

_______________________________ James H. Wilson, Mayor

______________________________Stanton D. Burdette, City Clerk 

 

 

 



 

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