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City of Point Pleasant, WV

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REGULAR MEETING
CITY COUNCIL
CITY OF POINT PLEASANT

May 7, 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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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

PUBLIC COMMENT

AMY KAMMER – Updated council on the various donations given from area businesses and individuals. She also spoke on the importance to promote the pool through advertising. 

MIA ENDICOTT – Ask council about keeping the pool open through the month of August and what was being done at this time to prepare the pool for opening day.

LAWRENCE BUTLER – Spoke on the possible rezoning of Jefferson Ave from 24th Street to 25th Street on the west side.  He also expressed his concerns on the trash in the alley behind his home.

MONTHLY BUSINESS

J. Glenn Long made the motion to approve the minutes of the regular council meeting on Monday, April 9, 2007 and the special council meeting of April 17, 2007 a second was given by Dr. William Park and the motion passed.  A motion by Dr. William Park and seconded by J. Glenn Long to approve the financial statements of the General, Coal Severance, Water and Sewer Funds for the month of April 2007, was approved by council (6-2) with Carol L. Jones and M. Leota Sang voting against. Ronald R. Kapp made a motion to approve the outstanding obligations for the month of April 2007, and J. Glenn Long gave the second and the motion was approved (7-1) with Carol L. Jones voting against.

 CITY ATTORNEY

City Attorney Casey advised council that he was still working on the impounded car (1994 Camaro).  After discussion on the matter council asked Casey to research and find a reasonable price to offer the owner.  He will report back to council at the next meeting.      

CITY CLERK

City Clerk Billings shared with council that the “NO EXCUSE” voting for the city election was underway and to date 138 voters had voted.  The second reading of the ordinance amendment for “NO EXCUSE” voting passed.  Ronald R. Kapp made the motion and Dr. William Park added the second. 

MAYOR

Mayor Wilson told council that Hershberger Custom Built was the lowest bidder for the cabin for Krodel Park.  Wilson said two bids were received Hershberger $17,000.00 and Coast to Coast $47,860.00.  A grant of $15,000.00 will be used towards the purchase of the cabin and the city will have to pick up the remaining balance.  J. Glenn Long made the motion to purchase and Kevin R. Nott added the second and the motion passed (6-2) with Carol L. Jones and M. Leota Sang voting against. Wilson presented council with a proposal of Krodel Park from Terradon Corporation.  The proposal or design is a plan for the future for the Krodel area.  Johnny West was the lone bidder to rent the concession stand at Krodel Park.  Mayor Wilson advised that he had spoke to West and presented council with the West bid.  A motion by Kevin R. Nott and seconded by J. Glenn Long called for a 5 month lease at $200.00 per month with an option of 2 additional months.  City Attorney Casey will prepare a lease agreement. Wilson spoke on the city pool and stated that the city is preparing for the opening.  Several issues were discussed about the pool by council.  Carol L. Jones made a motion to open the pool the weekend of May 26 and 27 and the weekend of June 2 and 3 and then begin daily operations on June 9 and close the pool on Sunday August 19, 2007.  Dr. William Park seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.  Council was advised by the mayor that the Riverfront Park looks great and many comments have been shared with him on the park.  Wilson updated council on the Brownfield grant.

COMMITTEE REPORTS

Councilman Ronald R. Kapp briefed council on the Planning Commission report on the zoning of Jefferson Ave on the west side from 24th street to 25th street.  A request was submitted by Jim Rossi to change the zoning classification on his property at 2423 Jefferson Ave from its current classification of R-2 Residential Class to B-2 Business Class. The Planning Commission’s recommendation to the Point Pleasant City Council is not to rezone the one house in question due to the fact this would be spot zoning. A motion by Elaine G. Hunt and seconded by Carol L. Jones to sustain the denial of the Planning Commission passed unanimously. 

COUNCIL CONCERNS

Elaine G. Hunt advised she was very pleased with keeping the pool open until August 19th.  William H. Wallace advised he was pleased to see the concreting work being done in various locations in the city.  Dr. William Park shared with council how nice the police cars looked and the Riverfront Park looked very nice.

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 was adjourned at 8:30 p.m.

     

 

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James H. Wilson, Mayor

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Brian Billings, City Clerk 

 

 

 

 



 

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