Common Council of the City of Point Pleasant, a Municipal Corporation in
Mason County, West Virginia, met in Regular Session at City Hall, 400
Viand Street at 7:00 p.m. on Monday November 13, 2006.
Leota Sang led Council in prayer. The meeting was called to order by
City Clerk Brian L. Billings who led Council in the Pledge of
Bryant Point Pleasant Fire Department Chief spoke to council on the EMS
building that will soon be vacant. The fire department would like
to move their operation to that location. This would open up the
area the fire department has now for the city to utilize for much needed
office space. Mr. Bryant advised they would like to keep one bay
and also leave a fire truck at this location for this area of town.
Elaine G. Hunt asked that a letter be sent to the Mason County
Commission on the approval of council. Chief Bryant told council that
the commission had approved the move for the fire department. The EMS
building is owned 50/50 by the Mason County Commission and the City of
Point Pleasant. Elaine G. Hunt made the motion and Ronald R. Kapp
seconded and the motion passed.
approve the minutes of the regular council meeting on Monday, October
10, 2006, the financial statements of the General, Coal Severance, Water
and Sewer Funds for the month of October 2006, the outstanding
obligations for the month of October 2006. Ronald R. Kapp made the
motion and Dr. William Park seconded and all were approved. J. Glenn
Long abstained and the vote was (6-0-1).
Vickers advised that city attorney James Casey was working on the
alternative language in the amendment of the charter change for the
municipal election. Mr. Casey will prepare the ordinance and provide
council with a copy at the next council meeting for review. He
advised to advance as a second reading with the right to amend.
Glenn Long made the motion to the proposed and Ronald R. Kapp made the
second and the motion passed.
Moore Finance Director presented council with the administrative and
police salary schedule. Moore advised council that a finance
meeting was recently held and administrative and police salary increases
were discussed. After much discussion and weighing both sides of
the salary increases council decided to table the action and asked that
the finance department present council with a total overall picture of
the request of the increase for the administrative staff and police at
the next meeting. Ronald R. Kapp made the motion and J. Glenn Long
added the second and the motion passed. Moore also presented to
council information on a digital recording system. This system
would allow for better quality of taping the meetings along with a video
system that could be used at council meetings and for the police
department when taking statements. The cost for the entire system
is $5,259.00. Robert C. Doeffinger made the motion to purchase and
J. Glenn Long added the second and the motion passed. Jacob Hill
then advised council that the city was in need of a new phone system.
He explained some of the issues that the city has been having with the
current phone system. He asked council to consider the purchase of
a new system from STI Network for $11,225.00. Upon that
recommendation Robert C. Doeffinger made the motion to purchase and
Ronald R. Kapp secured the second and the motion passed. Council
also agreed to the annual performance bonus for all regular full time
and regular part time employees. J. Glenn Long made the motion and
Ronald R. Kapp added the second and the motion passed.
Clerk Brian L. Billings asked for a motion to approve the invoices for
Fort Randolph. Ronald R. Kapp made the motion and Dr. William Park
added the second and the motion passed.
Clerk Brian L. Billings presented to council the mayors agenda.
Mayor Wilson was not present due to attending a conference on behalf of
the city in Boston, Mass., on the
grant. The first item was a brief update on the recent paving of
Main Street (3rd Street to 12th Street) and that it had been
completed. Billings presented to council a Resolution / Agreement
with the DOH / River Museum. Upon the reading of the resolution Ronald
R. Kapp made the motion and J. Glenn Long added the second and the
motion passed. Also presented was the request to join the state in
adopting November 19 - 25, 2006 Christian Heritage Week in Point
Pleasant. Ronald R. Kapp made the motion and J. Glenn Long made
the second and the motion passed. Council was asked to approve the
annual donation to the Boy Scouts. The amount that was budgeted
was $150.00. J. Glenn Long made the motion and M. Leota Sang gave
the second and the motion passed. Council was then asked to take
advantage of a special offer by Zambelli Fireworks; a 10% discount on
the purchase of fireworks for the annual Regatta. The offer must
be made by November 15, 2006. Robert C. Doeffinger made the motion
to proceed and Dr. William Park added the second and the motion passed.
Finally council was asked to pay $2,000.00 of a $4,000.00 bill for the
Colonel Lewis statue at the Riverfront Park. Main Street Director
Charles Humphrey’s advised the mayor that they will pay $2,000.00 as
well. The motion was made by Robert C. Doeffinger and seconded by
M. Leota Sang and the motion passed.
Glenn Long ask about the placing of a stop sign in the ward that he
resides in that councilwoman Jones had requested at a previous meeting.
Ronald R. Kapp spoke to council about the 4 – H group that takes care
of the Medal of Honor Park. Kapp praised the efforts of the group
and enlightened council that grant money is being sought to purchase
benches for the park. Robert C. Doeffinger told council members
about the upcoming dedication at the Women’s Correctional Facility. He
also mentioned the sewage treatment plant and the future benefits to
Point Pleasant. M. Leota Sang asked about the drainage canal and
spoke of the heavy truck traffic on Ohio Street.
no other business, J. Glenn Long made a motion to adjourn. Ronald
R. Kapp added the second and being unanimously approved, the meeting
adjourned at 8:51 p.m.