Bonecutter led Council in prayer. The
meeting was called to order by Mayor Marilyn L. McDaniel who led Council
in the Pledge of Allegiance.
Bryant – Advised council that the zoning request for 3321
Jackson Ave had been canceled.Jeff
Roush - RB Electrical Contractors – Spoke to council on the
findings for Krodel Campground. Roush presented a list of findings
of electrical install not to code and unsafe. He advised
correcting improper wiring will make the campground safer and should be
cost savings for the future. Each council member was given a packet
containing information on his recommendations.
Blain (3414 Mossman Ave) and
Dennis Matheny (3410 Mossman Ave) – Shared with council the
problems they have incurred since the building of the new 911 Center.
Items addressed were property lines, parking, a pole moved, stop sign
not replaced, gravel
in the alley and restore land to it’s original condition.
Sam Juniper made a motion to have the mayor send a letter to the Mason County Commission
asking them to contact the parties involved to see if they will work
with them on correcting the problems that were brought before council.
M. Leota Sang gave the second and the motion unanimously passed.
made the motion to approve the minutes of the regular council meeting on
Monday, August 9, 2007 a second was given by Barbara Ann Brown and the
motion passed. A motion by Gary Cotton
and seconded by Linda W. Smith to approve the financial statements of
the General, Coal Severance, Water and Sewer Funds for the month of
August 2007, was approved by council. M. Leota Sang made a motion to
approve the outstanding obligations for the month of August 2007, and
Sam Juniper gave the second and the motion was approved.
spoke to council on the seized property (1994 Camaro) and advised he had
received a letter from attorney Matt Clark. Mr. Clark is
representing the owner of the vehicle (Gayla Fetty) and that we have 15
days to respond. Robert C. Doeffinger made a motion to allow the
city attorney to make a reasonable offer and negotiate on behalf of the
city to clear this up. Linda W. Smith gave the second and the
motion passed. City attorney Stein is still working on the House
of Praise and Worship property. A list of property owners and the
current property values was presented. Stein will check on the
values per square foot of adjoining properties and present his findings
to council at the next meeting. Council was advised by the city
attorney to check references on Vaughan Consulting before we proceed and
any change in ward alignment now will have to be done again prior to the
Clerk Billings asked for a motion to approve the first reading of
an Ordinance to approve the New Codified Ordinances. Robert
C. Doeffinger made the motion to approve the first reading and Joe
Supple added the second. The motion was unanimously
asked for a motion to approve a contract with the Walter H. Drane
Company to do the 2007 – 2009 Codified Replacement Ordinances.
Sam Juniper made the motion to approve
the contract and M. Leota Sang gave the second and the motion passed. The
City Clerk then asked for a motion to approve paying of the invoice for
the 2005 – 2007 Codified Ordinance contract in the amount of
$2,585.00. M. Leota Sang made the motion and Sam Juniper added the
second. The motion was unanimously approved. The second
reading of the tabled motion of the Quitclaim deed with Hartley, Hartley
& Hartley Inc, was discussed. Following a lengthy discussion
on passage of the ordinance vacating and abandoning a portion of Viand
Street (0.18 acre) in the city of Point Pleasant, a vote was taken and
passed (7-3) with Sam Juniper, Gary Cotton and Joe Supple voting
against. This abandoned lot shall be conveyed to the adjacent landowner
Hartley, Hartley & Hartley, Inc. by deed.
Billings gave an update on the Police Pension / PERS when new police
officers are hired. He advised he spoke with the West Virginia
Municipal League and they felt that this is something we really need to
look into before going forward with. The WVML advised we should
have an attorney research this before council takes any action. Billings
will contact the Police Pension Fund at the West Virginia State
Treasurer’s office and report back to council. Finally the city
clerk asked for a motion to appoint Robert C. Doeffinger and William
Park to the Procurement Committee. Sam Juniper made the motion to
accept and Linda W. Smith secured the second and the motion passed.
Mayor Marilyn McDaniel asked city
council to approve the day and time for Trick or Treat and the Halloween
Block Party. McDaniel asked that Trick or Treat be set for
Thursday, October 25th, from 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
and the Halloween Block Party be held from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. on
the same day. M. Leota Sang made the motion to approve and Gary
Cotton gave the second and the motion passed. Mayor McDaniel asked
that the following individuals be approved to serve or continue to serve
on the Historic Landmark Commission
– Judaline Liberatore (3)9/2010, Marlene Slusser (3)
3/2008, Lesa Doeffinger (3) 9/2010, Tom Vance (3) 3/2008, Sylvia Casey
(3) 10/2009, Bryan Stepp (3) 3/2008 and Leota Sang (3) 8/2008. The
mayor shared with council that the Brownfield – public meeting will be
held on Monday, September 17, 2007 at 7:00 p.m. here at the city
building. Mayor McDaniel also told council members that she along
with Teka McCauley will be attending the West Virginia Brownfield
Conference on Tuesday, September 25, 2007 in Bridgeport, West Virginia.
Mayor Marilyn McDaniel asked council
for a motion to seek bids for the purchase of a Green Machine for the
Point Pleasant Sewer Department. Gary Cotton made the motion and
Sam Juniper added the second the motion was unanimously approved.
McDaniel asked council for a motion to allow Astro Pool Company to make
a service call at the Harmon Park Pool on Monday, September 17,
2007. Robert C. Doeffinger made the motion to accept and Marshall
Bonecutter added the second and the motion passed. McDaniel
mentioned the letter that council members received in their packets from
the Mason County Commission.
Cotton shared with council that he had contacted the West
Virginia Attorney Generals office concerning the Hartley matter with the
city that was discussed earlier in the meeting.
M. Leota Sang asked about setting up a separate recreation
account for monies paid through resident’s water bill’s that is
indicated for recreational use. Sang also said that yard sale
signs are still hanging on poles throughout the city. Robert
C. Doeffinger shared with council information on a letter
sent to the MCPSD and requesting that the PSD reimburse the city of
Point Pleasant for engineering cost with Burgess and Niple. It is
the cities understanding that the PSD received state money to perform
the study. Linda W. Smith asked council to consider or establish in the future a curfew for minors
in the city of Point Pleasant. Sam
Juniper gave Mayor McDaniel a list of items for the street
department, and asked the mayor to check with Street
Commissioner Willie Call on the black topping machine. Councilman
Juniper then made a motion to go into Executive
Session to discuss personnel. Marshall Bonecutter
gave the second and the motion passed at 9:35 p.m. Council
adjourned the Executive Session at 9:45 p.m. on a motion by Sam Juniper and seconded by Marshall
Bonecutter and passed unanimously.
no other business, Sam Juniper made a motion to adjourn. Marshall
Bonecutter added the second and being unanimously approved, the meeting was adjourned at 9:47
Marilyn McDaniel, Mayor