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City of Point Pleasant, WV

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Council Minutes


September 11, 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  


The minutes posted to these pages are the exact words contained in the official minutes on file in the City Clerks office. The format has been changed to make the information easier to read when presented in an Interned browser. Every effort is made to insure accuracy in transferring the information to these pages.  In all cases, the document on file at the City Building will be considered the official document.

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 September 11,2006.  J. Glenn Long led Council in Prayer. The meeting was called to order by Mayor James H. Wilson who led Council in the Pledge of Allegiance.


Sam Juniper – spoke on the meeting that Mayor Wilson had recently attended on the sewer upgrade from Lakin.  He had concerns on the pending project and with the PSC.


Minutes of the regular council meeting August 7, 2006 were approved. Ronald R. Kapp made the motion and Kevin R. Nott seconded. The financial statements of the General, Coal Severance, Water and Sewer Funds for the month of August 2006 were approved.  J. Glenn Long made the motion and Dr. William Park seconded. Motion to approve the outstanding obligations for the month of August 2006 were approved.  J. Glenn Long made the motion and Kevin R. Nott seconded.


City attorney – Motel Hotel tax. Mayor Wilson advised that the public hearing was held at 6:00 pm prior to the council meeting. He updated council on the hearing, comments and who attended.  J. Glenn Long made the motion to recommend the passage of the Motel Hotel tax and was seconded by Kevin R. Nott. For the tax approval were Kevin R. Nott, J. Glenn Long, Ronald R. Kapp, and Robert C. Doeffinger.  Against the passage of the tax were Dr. William Park, Carol L. Jones, Elaine G. Hunt, and Leota Sang.  The vote ended in a 4 – 4 tie with Mayor James H. Wilson, breaking the tie in favor of the Motel Hotel tax for the passage.  City attorney Casey updated council on the letter sent to the Point Pleasant Fire Department in reference to the collection of the fire fee.  This letter will be entered as an official document showing that the City of Point Pleasant is only collecting the fee for the fire department.         


City Clerk Brian L. Billings presented council with the (2) bids for the purchase of the garbage truck.  The McNeilus bid was $124,360.00 and the Cavalier bid was $115,121.00.  The street department recommendation was the McNeilus bid over the lower bid of Cavalier, because of the warranty. Robert C. Doeffinger made the motion to purchase the McNeilus garbage truck with J. Glenn Long giving the second.  After approval of the motion a brief discussion was held on seeking financing.       Ronald R. Kapp’s motion to approve the outstanding obligation for Ft. Randolph was seconded by J. Glenn Long, motion passed.  Police Pension update was given to council; $37,036.87 was received for the year 2003.  Council held a discussion on the 2007 election and the possible (1) year extended term length to catch up with the county elections, and the usage of paper ballots or the voting machines. Procurement Committee members were selected for recommendation of the audit firm to do the audit for the year ending June 30, 2006. Nominated were City Clerk Brian L. Billings, council members Ronald R. Kapp and Robert C. Doeffinger. J. Glenn Long made the motion and Dr. William Park gave the second, motion passed. An amendment for the July 10, 2006 meeting for the approval of the outstanding obligations was passed upon motion by Robert C. Doeffinger, seconded by Leota Sang.         


Council was advised of a change order on the marina at the Riverfront Park.  Robert C. Doeffinger, gave the update on the change order.  Alan Stone Company provided four options for the change order.  Additional pipe will be added to the guide piles for the marina. Option #3 was recommended by Doeffinger, at a cost of $11,717.24.  Leota Sang seconded the motion and it passed.  Mayor Wilson explained to council that the city received one bid on the street paving for Main Street.  The lone bid from West Virginia Paving Inc., was $192, 917.04.  The grant from the West Virginia Development Office was for $125,000.00 for the paving of Main Street from Third Street to Twelfth Street and the cross streets from Viand Street to the flood wall at Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Streets. The mayor has been in contact with the West Virginia Development Office to see what we can do on this street paving project.  Council approved the recommendation to give the Halloween Block Party $600.00 for the event on October 26, 2006.  J. Glenn Long made the motion and Carol L. Jones added the second. Setting the date for Trick or Treat night will be deferred to the next meeting.  The mayor advised council that the regular scheduled council meeting for  October 9, 2006, needs to be changed because of the Columbus Day observance.  Ronald R. Kapp, made the motion to change the meeting to Tuesday, October 10, 2006 and Dr. William Park secured the second, the motion passed.  J. Glenn Long, wanted it on record that he would not be able to attend the next meeting because he will be teaching.  The meeting with the PSD was discussed with the outside delegation. The City of Point Pleasant is now setting up interviews with applicants who have applied for the position of City Inspector. Mayor Wilson ask council to reappoint or appoint members to the following committees. Planning Commission – Bill Rhodes, Donna Deal, Brian Wedge and Shawn Huffman. Motion made by J. Glenn Long and seconded by Carol L. Jones, motion passed. Zoning Appeals – Greg Walker to replace James Rossi.  Motion made by J. Glenn Long and seconded by Ronald R. Kapp, motion passed. Historic Landmark Commission – Sylvia Casey, motion made by Dr. William Park and seconded by Leota Sang, motion passed. Police Civil Service Commission – Gary Cotton to replace Dr. Earl Gault, motion made by Ronald R. Kapp and seconded by J. Glenn Long, motion passed. Mason County Action – Rev. Nolan Turner to replace Wimpy Wickline, motion made by J. Glenn Long and seconded by Kevin R. Nott, motion passed. MCEAS - Elaine G. Hunt, motion made by Ronald R. Kapp, and seconded by J.Glenn Long, motion passed. Elaine G. Hunt,abstained from voting. 

 Council Concerns

Councilwoman Elaine G. Hunt advised she had been contacted about all night fishing at Krodel Park.  She was advised that fishing ends each day at sunset.  Councilwoman Carol L. Jones told council that she had been contacted by Betty Lynch, a Meadowbrook resident in her ward about the backed up water etc., she experienced during one of the last heavy rains that we had. Mayor Wilson advised he was aware of the situation.  Councilwoman Leota Sang had missed the previous meeting and shared some of her concerns on some of the items and was doing a follow up.  Councilman Kevin R. Nott advised council of the fire department wanting to dock their boat in an area of the marina as a time saving measure if the need would arise on the river. Councilman Robert C. Doeffinger, asked about the Yeager property and the gate at Ninth Street. Council was advised by the mayor that he spoke to Mr. Yeager on his property and the mayor had not heard anything back on the gate. 


Being no other business, J. Glenn Long, made a motion to adjourn.  Dr. William Park, added the second and being unanimously approved, the meeting adjourned at 8:40 p.m.


_______________________________ James H. Wilson, Mayor

______________________________Brian Billings, City Clerk 






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