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City of Point Pleasant, WV

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Council Minutes


October 10, 2006





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 Tuesday October 10, 2006. M. Leota Sang led Council in prayer. The meeting was called to order by Mayor James H. Wilson who led Council in the Pledge of Allegiance.


Darlene Haer gave an update on the Riverfront Park.  She advised council that money will need to be drawn to pay Alan Stone Co. Inc., for the marina, $160,294.94. William H. Wallace made the motion and Dr. William Park gave the second and the motion passed. 


To approve the minutes of the public hearing on Monday September 11, 2006 for the Motel/Hotel Tax, the public hearing held on Monday, September 11, 2006, for the alley closure behind the Main Street Baptist Church, the regular council meeting on Monday, September 11, 2006, the special council meeting on Monday, September 25, 2006, the financial statements of the General, Coal Severance, Water and Sewer Funds for the month of September 2006, the outstanding obligations for the month of September 2006. Ronald R. Kapp made the motion and Carol L. Jones seconded and all were approved. M. Leota Sang abstained and the vote was (4-0-1).   


City attorney James Casey read the drafted ordinance for the first reading of the charter change on the municipal election that would coincide with the county/state primary election in 2012. Ronald R. Kapp made the motion to adopt the proposed change and Dr. William Park made the second and the motion passed.  


City Clerk Brian L. Billings advised council that the new garbage truck had arrived today.  Billings presented the recommendation of the procurement committee in the selection of an audit firm.  Lisa Thornburg CPA was the committee selection.  The bid price from Thornburg was $4,200.00. Ronald R. Kapp made the motion and Dr. William Park gave the second and the motion was approved.  Billings also asked for a motion to approve the invoices for Fort Randolph.  Ronald R. Kapp made the motion to approve and Dr. William Park added the second and the motion passed.   


Mayor Wilson asked council to set the annual Trick or Treat date.  After much discussion a motion was made by Ronald R. Kapp to set the night for Thursday, October 26, 2006, from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., along with the city’s annual Halloween Block Party. Wilson told council members that he needed approval for himself and Human Resource Director Heather Thabet Moore to attend the Brownsfield Convention in Boston, Mass., on November 12th - 15th. Ronald R. Kapp made the motion and it was seconded by Dr. William Park and the motion passed.  Mayor Wilson has been in contact with West Virginia Paving Inc., and they will pave Main Street from (3rd Street to 12th) for $126,938.31, once an ok has been given from the West Virginia Development Office who issued the paving grant for $125,000.00. Ronald R. Kapp made the motion to accept and Dr. Bill Park secured the second and the motion passed.  The mayor shared with council that the River Museum wants to put a small building up to store a boat near the old floodwall office.  The museum will pay for all costs for the building.  Ronald R. Kapp made the motion and M. Leota Sang provided the second and the motion passed.   


Councilwoman Carol L. Jones asked that a stop sign be placed in her ward in the area where she resides. Mayor Wilson then advised council of Second Street which needs to be looked at as a four way stop. Wilson asked councilman and chairman of the Street Committee William H. Wallace to set up a meeting to discuss these concerns.    M. Leota Sang asked council to reconsider the vote on the Motel/Hotel tax that was recently passed by majority vote of council on September 11, 2006.  Dr. William Park asked the Mayor to check into the backboard at the tennis courts located at Harmon Park. 


Being no other business, Dr. William Park made a motion to adjourn.  Ronald R. Kapp added the second and being unanimously approved, the meeting adjourned at 8:27 p.m.


_______________________________ James H. Wilson, Mayor

______________________________Brian Billings, City Clerk 




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