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City of Point Pleasant, WV

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REGULAR MEETING
CITY COUNCIL
CITY OF POINT PLEASANT

March 12, 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  

 


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M. Leota Sang 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

Point Pleasant Police Department – Chief Ronnie Spencer spoke on the proposed pay raises for the police officers.  A revised proposal will be brought back to council at the next meeting.  During Chief Spencer’s presence the mayor recognized officers Shawn Ross, Bryan Morrow, Joe Veith and Matt Taylor on the passing of tests for promotions in rank of the police department.  Matt Taylor also showed council the supply bags that were given by Pleasant Valley Hospital.  Taylor advised council that each cruiser will have a supply bag with proper supplies that are needed for each officer on patrol. 

  MONTHLY BUSINESS

J. Glenn Long made the motion to approve the minutes of the regular council meeting on Monday, February 12, 2007 and a second was given by Ronald R. Kapp and the motion passed. A motion by Dr. William Park and seconded by Ronald R. Kapp to approve the financial statements of the General, Coal Severance, Water and Sewer Funds for the month of February 2007, was approved by council. J. Glenn Long made a motion to approve the outstanding obligations for the month of February 2007, and Ronald R. Kapp gave the second and the motion was approved with a (7-0-1) vote with M. Leota Sang abstaining.                           

 CITY CLERK

The second and final reading of the change to the ordinance on a three way stop at Cedar and Meadowbrook Drive was approved.  Ronald R. Kapp made the motion and Carol L. Jones gave the second.  Billings spoke to council on the upcoming city election to be held on Saturday, May 19, 2007.  Ronald R. Kapp made the motion to approve the Republican and Democrat candidates for the city election with Dr. William Park adding the second and the motion was approved.  A motion to approve the republican and democrat poll workers for the May 19, 2007 election was approved. Ronald R. Kapp made the motion and J. Glenn Long presented the second.  Dr. William Park made a motion to approve and J. Glenn Long added the second for the charter change and the candidates listing on the ballot for the May 19, 2007 election. Council members were presented the 2007 – 2008 City of Point Pleasant budget for approval.  J. Glenn Long made the motion to approve and Ronald R. Kapp gave the second.  The budget was approved with a 5 – 2 – 1 vote.  Those voting for the budget were J. Glenn Long, Ronald R. Kapp, Robert C. Doeffinger, William H. Wallace and Dr. Bill Park.  Those voting against the proposed budget were Carol L. Jones and Elaine G. Hunt.  M. Leota Sang abstained from voting.  The Coal Severance Budget was approved with a motion by Ronald R. Kapp and a second by Dr. Bill Park. City Clerk Billings asked council to approve the invoice for Fort Randolph.  Ronald R. Kapp made the motion for approval and Dr. Bill Park added the second and the motion passed.  A motion to approve the invoice for the Walking Trail at Krodel Park was approved by council.  J. Glenn Long made the motion and Ronald R. Kapp gave the second.             

MAYOR

Mayor Wilson told council that the meeting to hire a firm for the Brownfield grant had been held.  Councilmen Robert C. Doeffinger went on to explain to fellow council members that Burgess and Niple and scored the highest on their presentation.  Doeffinger made a motion to allow Mayor Wilson to negotiate a fee with Burgess and Niple to begin the phases on the project.  J. Glenn Long gave the second and the motion passed.  Mayor Wilson ask council to approve the $10.00 increase per camper per month at Krodel Park.  Robert C. Doeffinger made the motion and Ronald R. Kapp secured the second and the motion passed.  Council members were updated on the cleaning of the area around the River Front Park.  Wilson shared with council that the EPA will be testing water wells in April.  Robert C. Doeffinger made the motion and Elaine G. Hunt gave the second to sign the documents to proceed with the North Point Drainage Project funding.  After discussion council approved the motion. Mayor Wilson showed council a flyer with pictures of banners that he would like to see purchased for Point Pleasant.  There would be (7) banners from the City Building to the River Front Park and (24) banners that would be placed on Viand Street.  The cost of the banners would be $3,080.00. Robert C. Doeffinger made the motion to purchase and J. Glenn Long added the second and the motion passed. Mayor Wilson advised council that April was “Fair Housing” month and asked council for a motion to proclaim as such.  Ronald R. Kapp made the motion and J. Glenn Long gave the second and the motion passed. The mayor asked council to place the Blue Star Markers in Gun Park across from the city building. J. Glenn Long made the motion and Dr. William Park added the second and the motion passed.  “Clean Up Day” is scheduled for Saturday, April 7th, and those interested in participating are to meet at the Youth Center.  The Mason County Board of Education has asked for help from the Point Pleasant Police Department at PPHS while Deputy Downing is out.  Upon approval the officers who will be working will be temporary deputies and will be paid with county funds.  Robert C. Doeffinger made a motion to accept and Elaine G. Hunt gave the second and the motion was approved.

 CITY ATTORNEY

James Casey advised council on pending litigation on the Yeager property.  Casey also spoke on the seized property (1994 Camaro) that has been impounded here at the city building.  He will report back to council at the next meeting.   

COUNCIL CONCERNS

Council members Carol L. Jones and J. Glenn Long were grateful for the stop sign passage for ward 8.  Elaine G. Hunt asked about preparing for the mosquitoes, gravel in alley ways, neighborhood watch signs and a dead end sign being placed at Madison Ave.  She also expressed the need for a water department vehicle and an additional person being hired for that department.  William H. Wallace spoke on the weather changing and time now to start cleaning up.  Ronald R. Kapp shared with council that the Haer Bears 4-H club had (2) benches to be placed at the Medal of Honor Park that were purchased through grant money. M. Leota Sang asked about monthly water samples and the tractor trailer traffic around the Southern States area.  Dr. Bill Park shared that he had spoken recently with Ed Lowe and that if any one was having any problems with the website to contact him.

ADJOURNMENT

Being no other business, J. Glenn Long made a motion to adjourn.  Ronald R. Kapp added the second and being unanimously approved, the meeting adjourned at 8:24 p.m.

_______________________________ James H. Wilson, Mayor

______________________________Brian Billings, City Clerk 

 

 

 

 



 

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