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City of Point Pleasant, WV

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September 10, 2007





Mayor Marilyn McDaniel X  
City Clerk Brian Billings X  
City Attorney R F Stein, Jr X  
Accountine Shannon Johnson X  
Administrative Assistant Teka McCauley X  
At Large Gary Cotton X  
At Large Joe Supple X  
First Ward Marshall Bonecutter 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 Linda Smith X  
Seventh Ward Sam Juniper X  
Eighth Ward Barbara Brown X  


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Marshall Bonecutter led Council in prayer. The meeting was called to order by Mayor Marilyn L. McDaniel who led Council in the Pledge of Allegiance.


Jeremy 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.


Randy 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.


Sam Juniper 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.


R.F. Stein 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 next election.    


City 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 approved.  Billings 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.

City Clerk 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.


Gary 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.


Being 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 p.m.



Marilyn McDaniel, Mayor


Brian Billings, City Clerk 






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