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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.