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.
Sallaz – spoke
to council on Krodel Park and the need to look at the seasonal rates
being charged. She suggested to council the summer rate of $100.00 per
month increasing to $150.00 and the winter rate of $200.00 going to
$220.00. Mrs. Sallaz shared with council that she will be in
charge of the rental for all shelters and the club house. The park
is in need of picnic tables, gravel and the carpet at the golf course
needs replaced. Also discussed was the night fishing and the
letter from the DNR on this matter.
Juniper – addressed
council on the tape of the (12-11-06) meeting that he listened to.
Mr. Juniper advised that council did not properly go into executive
session on the personnel payroll matters by following the state code.
R. Kapp made the motion to approve the minutes of the regular council
meeting on Monday, January 8, 2007 and a second was given by J. Glenn
Long and the motion passed.
motion by J. Glenn Long and seconded by Ronald R. Kapp to approve the
financial statements of the General, Coal Severance, Water and Sewer
Funds for the month of January 2007, was approved by council. Dr.
William Park made a motion to approve the outstanding obligations for
the month of January 2007, and J. Glenn Long gave the second and the
motion was approved with a (6-0-1) vote with M. Leota Sang abstaining.
attorney Jeremy Vickers updated council on the Yeager Property and the
upcoming court proceedings which attorney James Casey will handle. The
Franklin property on Main Street is in the process of being appraised.
Clerk Brian L. Billings gave the first reading of the change to the
ordinance on a stop sign at Cedar and Meadowbrook Drive. J. Glenn
Long made the motion to approve this reading and Ronald R. Kapp gave the
second. After discussion on the stop sign, Long retracted his motion and
removed to approve with the right to amend. The language will read ADD: Three way stop sign at Cedar and Meadowbrook Drive on the
north and south side. After the clarification council gave
approval of the first reading on the stop sign.
spoke to council on the use of machines or paper ballots for voting in
the upcoming city election. He advised council of his
communications with the county clerk’s office on the cost of both.
Ronald R. Kapp made the motion to use the touch screen machines and a
second was given by M. Leota Sang and the motion was passed. A
motion was made by J. Glenn Long and a second given by Dr. William Park
for the hiring of Randy Filkens (Republican) and R. Kenton Sheline
(Democrat) as ballot commissioners for the city election and the motion
passed. A motion by J. Glenn Long and seconded by Ronald R. Kapp
to approve the Emergency Absentee Voting Policy was unanimously passed
by council. Ronald R. Kapp made a motion to adopt the pay schedule for
poll workers and commissioners for the May 19, 2007 city election and J.
Glenn Long secured the second and the motion was unanimously approved.
Billings advised council that he had sent letters to the city chairman
of both parties advising them that they need to turn in a list of
election workers for their party by March 5, 2007.
Wilson told council that the meeting to hire a firm for the Brownfield
grant had been canceled last week because of weather conditions and the
meeting has been rescheduled for February 21, 2007. Wilson asked
for a motion to approve the date (July 7, 2007) for the firework display
during the Regatta. Ronald R. Kapp made the motion and J. Glenn
Long gave the second and the motion passed. Mayor Wilson told
council that the annual Clean Up Day will be held on April 7, 2007 with
a rain out day of April 14, 2007. Ronald R. Kapp made the motion and J.
Glenn Long gave the second and the motion passed. Mayor Wilson
asked council to approve spending of up to $5,000.00 for the Terradon
Company to do the master plan or design of Krodel Park. Ronald R.
Kapp made the motion and Dr. William Park added the second and the
motion was approved. Mayor Wilson explained the loss of two police
cruisers recently. He discussed the options of purchase and
leasing of vehicles for the police department. Council was advised
that the total dollar amount from the cruisers that were lost, one by
fire and the other by an accident from the insurance company would be
$11,958.00. Elaine G. Hunt made a motion to purchase two vehicles
for the department and Dr. William Park gave the second and the motion
was approved (7-0-1) with M. Leota Sang abstaining and the arrival of
council member Nott. Mayor Wilson advised council members of the Budget
Workshop scheduled for March 6, 2007. Council agreed to change the
date to Monday February 26, 2007 due to conflicts with the previous
scheduled date in March. A Resolution was approved by council on
the W.V. Governor’s Highway Safety Program in order to continue the
safe traffic operations program for the City of Point Pleasant.
Ronald R. Kapp made the motion and Dr. William Park gave the second and
the motion was approved by council. A motion to approve the annual
budgeted donations for the Mason County Library ($2,000.00), Homeless
Shelter ($500.00), Senior Citizens Center ($1,000.00), Little Men’s
League and Girl’s Softball League ($1,000.00 each) was approved.
Dr. William Park made the motion and Kevin R. Nott gave the second.
Councilwoman Elaine G. Hunt gave a report on the police committee meeting that
was held prior to the council meeting. Hunt along with fellow
committee members shared the various needs of the police. Councilwoman M. Leota Sang asked chair - person Hunt to send a letter to Chief
Ronald Spencer who was unable to attend the meeting, advising him of the
discussion held and the needs presented by police officers who attended
Glenn Long applauded the tearing down of the house owned by the Casto’s on Viand
Street and the coverage the city was given in the Wonderful West
Virginia magazine. Elaine G. Hunt asked if the cleaning of
the basins had been done and asked about the bottoms in her ward. M.
Leota Sang asked that the city inspector add to his monthly report
the addresses of the areas he inspects.
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 8:10 p.m.