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City of Point Pleasant, WV

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REGULAR MEETING
CITY COUNCIL
CITY OF POINT PLEASANT

January 8, 2007

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  

 


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, January 8, 2007. 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. OUTSIDE DELEGATION

Sam Juniper – spoke to council and objected to council going into executive session at the regular city council meeting on December 11, 2006.  Juniper stated that the mayor did not read the state code prior to the executive session.  He also asked to listen to the tape of the last meeting (12-11-06) and asked about the pending salary increases that were presented and where the money would be coming from to give employees the raises. Rob Wilson – addressed council on the need for a K9 dog for the city.  Patrolman Wilson gave a presentation and spoke on the donations he will obtain for the K9.  Council was asked to include the K9 in the budget.  Wilson asked for $2000.00 per year to properly care for and work the K9 unit.  Carol L. Jones made the motion and was seconded by Elaine G. Hunt and the motion passed.

MONTHLY BUSINESS

J. Glenn Long made the motion to approve the minutes of the regular council meeting on Monday, December 11, 2006, and a second was given by Carol L. Jones and the motion passed. A motion by Ronald R. Kapp and seconded by J. Glenn Long to approve the financial statements of the General, Coal Severance, Water and Sewer Funds for the month of December 2006, was approved by council. Kevin R. Nott made a motion to approve the  outstanding obligations for the month of December 2006, and J. Glenn Long gave the second and the motion was approved with a (8-0-1) vote with M. Leota Sang abstaining.

CITY ATTORNEY

City attorney Casey updated council on the Yeager Property and what is needed to be done with the contents etc. prior to demolition of the home on Main Street.  The Franklin property that is being donated to the city was also discussed. CITY CLERK City Clerk Brian L. Billings updated council on the progress of the upcoming municipal election.  Billings shared with council that over 3,000 cards were mailed to registered voters with polling places printed on them.  A motion was made by Kevin R. Nott to accept the polling places and a second was given by Dr. William Park and the motion passed.  Council was advised that Billings along with Heather Moore, Jacob Hill and Mayor Wilson will be attending a municipal league election seminar in Charleston, on January 23, 2007.  A motion by Kevin R. Knott and seconded by Dr. William Park to pay the Fort Randolph bill of $48.77, was approved by council.

MAYOR

Mayor Wilson asked council for a motion to give the Sleighbell Ball $1,500.00, that is given annually and is a budgeted item.  J. Glenn Long made the motion and Dr. William Park gave the second and the motion passed.  Wilson told council that he would like to have Ronald R. Kapp and Robert C. Doeffinger join himself and Heather Moore on the committee to select a firm for the work that will be done with the Brownfield grant.  J. Glenn Long made the motion and Dr. William Park provided the second and the motion passed.   

COUNCIL CONCERNS

Councilman Kevin R. Nott spoke on possible funding for the K9 unit that patrolman Wilson told council about earlier in the meeting.  Ronald R. Kapp advised that we need to proceed with the stop sign in ward 8.  This would be at Cedar and east Meadowbrook Drive.  Kapp made the motion along with J. Glenn Long giving the second to begin the process of obtaining the stop sign. The first reading will be at the next meeting and the motion was approved by council. Carol L. Jones asked about the street cleaner and if it was working properly.  She had a call from a resident on Warwick that it was putting out more dirt then actually cleaning the streets.  Elaine G. Hunt asked the mayor about the catch basin cleaning and if a schedule was available. Also she shared her concerns about the alleys in the 5th ward.  The alley behind Dollar General is in need of much repair.  Hunt also asked about considering an account for the sewer project.  William H. Wallace mentioned the speed limit signs on Madison Ave seem to be helping in that area. Robert C. Doeffinger spoke on the recent paving on Main Street and how nice it looks for the Main Street area.  Doeffinger also mentioned the offer made to WOOLPERT, Inc. and advised if we don’t hear from them to proceed spending the money where needed for the Riverfront Park as council had advised at the last meeting.  M. Leota Sang asked about the samara at the Riverfront Park and the restrooms not working.  Mayor Wilson advised the camera is working but does not scan the area and the restrooms had been winterized. 

ADJOURNMENT

Being no other business, Kevin R. Nott made a motion to adjourn.  Dr. William Park added the second and being unanimously approved, the meeting adjourned at 8:05 p.m.

_______________________________ James H. Wilson, Mayor

______________________________Brian Billings, City Clerk 

 

 

 

 



 

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