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.
Long led Council in Prayer. The meeting was called to order by Mayor
James H. Wilson who led Council in the Pledge of Allegiance.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Wilson ask council to reappoint or appoint members to the following
Commission – Bill Rhodes, Donna Deal, Brian Wedge and Shawn Huffman. Motion made
by J. Glenn Long and seconded by Carol L. Jones, motion passed.
Appeals – Greg Walker to replace James Rossi. Motion made by J. Glenn
Long and seconded by Ronald R. Kapp, motion passed.
Landmark Commission – Sylvia Casey, motion made by Dr. William Park and seconded by Leota
Sang, motion passed.
Civil Service Commission – Gary Cotton to replace Dr. Earl Gault, motion made by Ronald R. Kapp
and seconded by J. Glenn Long, motion passed.
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.
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.
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.