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Council Minutes

 

SPECIAL MEETING
CITY COUNCIL
CITY OF POINT PLEASANT

April 19, 2005

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 J Glen Long 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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                                                SPECIAL MEETING

CITY COUNCIL CITY OF POINT PLEASANT  

                                            April 19, 2005   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 Tuesday April 19, 2004. Council member J. Glenn Long 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) TO RECONVENE THE RECESSED MEETING OF APRIL 11, 2005, FOR THE LAYING OF THE LEVY FOR FISCAL YEAR 2005-2006 2)  MOTION FOR REGION II TO PROCEED WITH FY2005 SMALL CITIES BLOCK GRANT FOR SLUM AND BLIGHTED AREAS 3)  TAKE ANY NECESSARY ACTION ON LEASING OF KRODEL CONCESSION STAND 4) AMEND MOTION TO OPEN SEWER DEPRECIATION  FUND TO INCLUDE SIGNATURES 5) TO DISCUSS AND TAKE ANY NECESSARY ACTION ON ITEMS UNFINISHED FROM THE APRIL 11, 2005 MEETING. The Mayor asked for motion to adopt the Levy Order and Rates for property taxation as per the approval of the State Auditor of West Virginia of the Levy Estimate for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2005. J. Glenn Long made the motion and Ronald R. Kapp added the second. The Levy Order and Rates were adopted unanimously. The Mayor then introduced Kathy Elliott of Region II Planning and Development Council. Ms. Elliott explained that she had been working with Charles Humphreys of the Main Street Program to initiate a grant application for building facades and streetscape project on Main Street. She explained that there is a property owner who has invested a significant amount of money in a blighted area on Main Street and that the State looks favorably on projects with considerable private sector investment. The Mayor then asked for a motion to allow Region II to proceed with the FY2005 Small Cities Block Grant for slum and blighted areas. M. Leota Sang made the motion and Brian L. Billings added the second. The motion to proceed passed unanimously. The Mayor then asked for a motion to advertise for bids to lease out the concession stand at Krodel Park. He added that the same was done last year. William H. Wallace made the motion and Ronald R. Kapp added the second. The motion to advertise was unanimously approved. The Mayor then asked for a motion to amend the motion from the April 11th meeting to name the Mayor and the City Clerk as signatories on the Sewer Depreciation Fund account. Ronald R. Kapp moved to amend the motion and J. Glenn Long added the second. The motion was unanimously approved. The Mayor then asked for a motion to approve a Proclamation declaring April as Fair Housing Month in the City of Point Pleasant. Ronald R. Kapp moved to adopt the Proclamation and William H. Wallace added the second. The Proclamation was approved unanimously. The Mayor stated that Alan Stone Co. had hired Progressive Electric Inc. to correct electrical problems at the Riverfront Park associated with Alan Stone’s portion of the contract. He explained that after talking with several people, it would be in the best interest of the City to hire Progressive Electric on a time and material contract to find, estimate and or correct electrical deficiencies at the park that were a part of the J. D. & E. contract. The Mayor added that in talking with the City Attorney, the City would need cost estimates of necessary repairs at the park for the impending arbitration. Also, some items would need to be repaired in order for Progressive Electric Inc. to correct problems associated with the Alan Stone Contract. Robert C. Doeffinger stated that the arbitration would be binding and therefore, he agreed that it was in the City’s best interest to hire Progressive Electric. J. Glenn Long made the motion to hire Progressive Electric Inc. on a time and material contract and Robert C. Doeffinger added the second. The motion was approved unanimously. The Mayor stated that he had been in discussion with the Board of Education with respect to the traffic flow problem at the Point Pleasant Intermediate School. The Mayor stated that he had discussed the situation with the City Attorney and the attorney would look into the legal process of the altering the traffic flow pattern and report back to the street committee. The Mayor added that after the committee met, he would inform the Board of Education as to what the committee recommended.  M. Leota Sang stated that the cross-walks at the school needed to be painted. M. Leota Sang asked members of Council if the City would want to participate in the “Yard of the Month Award” with the Garden Club again this summer. After a short discussion, Ronald R. Kapp made a motion for the City to participate in the program and J. Glenn Long added the second. The motion passed unanimously. Being no other business, J. Glenn Long made a motion to adjourn. M. Leota Sang added the second and being unanimously approved, the meeting adjourned at 7:50 pm.

_______________________________ James H. Wilson, Mayor

______________________________Stanton D. Burdette, City Clerk 

 

 

 

 



 

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