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Council Minutes
 

REGULAR MEETING
CITY COUNCIL
CITY OF POINT PLEASANT

November 13, 2006

WARD

NAME

PRESENT

ABSENT

Mayor James H. Wilson   X
City Clerk Brian Billings X  
City Attorney James M. Casey   X
Finance / Human Resources Heather Moore X  
Executive Secretary Harriett Nibert X  
Municipal Judge Jeremy T. Vickers X  
At Large Glen Long 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 William E. Park 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 Regular Session at City Hall, 400 Viand Street at 7:00 p.m. on Monday November 13, 2006. M. 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 Allegiance.

OUTSIDE DELEGATION

Jeremy 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.

MONTHLY BUSINESS

To 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).

CITY ATTORNEY

Jeremy 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.    J. Glenn Long made the motion to the proposed and Ronald R. Kapp made the second and the motion passed.

FINANCE DIRECTOR

Heather 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.

CITY CLERK

City 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.

MAYOR WILSON

City 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 Brownsfield 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.

COUNCIL CONCERNS

J. 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.  

ADJOURNMENT

Being 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.  

_______________________________ James H. Wilson, Mayor

______________________________Brian Billings, City Clerk 

 

 

 

 



 

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