Bonecutter led Council in prayer. The meeting was called to order by
Mayor Marilyn L. McDaniel who led Council in the Pledge of Allegiance.
Byars – Spoke with council on the role of the Great
Kanawha RC&D. Byars gave an outline of their role in Point
Pleasant as well as Mason County. Over 64 projects have been
done in Mason County with 19 directly benefiting the City of Point
Pleasant. She also advised council members of the upcoming
projects the organization is planning.
Wood/Jacob Hill – The Point Pleasant Regatta Committee
ask council to pay the $1,817.01 electric bill owed to RB Electric
Contractors for services performed during the 2007 event.
Council and the committee members discussed who actually authorized
the electrical work to be done. Sam Juniper made a motion to pay
the outstanding bill once an itemized statement for the work was given
and to find out who authorized it. Gary Cotton
added the second and motion passed.
Utt/Burgess & Niple – Updated council on the North
Point Drainage Project. Mr.Utt gave each council member a sheet
with a timeline and cost projections for the project. Discussion
was held on the proposed rate, construction, completion and cost of
the project. Mr. Utt told council that the next step will be to
come to an agreement with council and prepare to move forward with the
Juniper made the motion to approve the minutes of the regular council
meeting on Tuesday, October 9, 2007 a second was given by Linda
Smith and the motion passed. A motion by Sam Juniper and
seconded by Gary Cotton to approve the financial statements of the
General, Coal Severance, Water and Sewer Funds for the month of
October 2007, was approved by council. Sam Juniper made a motion to
approve the outstanding obligations for the month of October 2007, and
Marshall Bonecutter gave the second and the motion was approved.
Attorney R.F. Stein updated council on the seized
property (vehicle) that a verbal offer to settle for
$8,000.00 was submitted and is being negotiated with Mrs. Fetty’s
attorney Matt Clark. He will keep council updated on the matter.
Stein presented the lease agreement for The
House of Praise and Worship. He advised the agreement
will have to be signed and then the matter would be complete. A
discussion on the Franklin property was held.
An issue is if the prior council actually voted to accept the property
and if an appraisal was done. Robert Doeffinger made a motion to
have the city attorney seek expert legal council in this field and to
advise the fee for the work and to report back to council. Sam
Juniper added the second and the motion passed. The city
attorney shared with council members that he has not received any
paper work on the Hartley property from Mr. Rowe the attorney representing Hartley, Hartley &
Hartley, Inc. The Yeager
property remains at a stand still at this time. Upon
recommendation of the city attorney he advised to have a hearing set
in front of the Municipal Judge. Stein told the mayor to pursue
the matter through this legal course of action.
Clerk Billings asked for a motion to pay the Fort Randolph bills in the amount of $1,665.35 for materials and
work done at the fort. Robert Doeffinger made the motion and M.
Leota Sang added the second and the motion passed.
Marilyn McDaniel updated council on the site assessment of the former
landfill at Krodel Park. Officials with the EPA visited the site on
October 25th, and just this week submitted a lengthy report
regarding the findings. Mayor McDaniel asked council members to
review the report. Upon the mayors request council members were
asked to proclaim November 18-24, 2007 as Christian
Heritage Week. Marshall Bonecutter made the motion
and Barbara Brown gave the second and the motion passed. Mayor
McDaniel presented to council the repairs needed and cost from Astro
Pool Company. During the inspection of the facility
items found were failed static and pressure-tested skimmer lines,
cracks and leaking in the dive well floor, failed electrical bonding
of deck equipment, rusted diving board stands and broken electrical
conduit at the light poles. Presented were two estimates
regarding the repair work needed to be done. The first estimate
of $160,000 - $175,000 would include repairing the existing structure
and skimmer system, while the second estimate of $240,00 – $260,000
would include repairing the existing structure and upgrading to
stainless steel recirculation tube and gutter system. McDaniel
will have members of the recreation committee to meet and to check
into possible grants for the project to secure some type of funding.
McDaniel shared with council the request by the Mason
County Public Service District to allow their engineer firm
Cerrone Associates, to undertake a review of the City of Point
Pleasant's wastewater treatment plant for the purpose of determining
its suitability to receive wastewater from the District. A
motion by Robert Doeffinger to reject the permission to review based
on information from the DEP was seconded by Sam Juniper and
unanimously passed. Doeffinger asked the mayor to get in contact
with the Mason County Commission to set up a meeting with them to
further discuss the issue. Gary Cotton made a motion to pay the
$300.00 for the Halloween Block
Party that was held in October in downtown Point Pleasant. Linda Smith secured the second and the motion passed.
Upon the recommendation of the mayor to go into executive session to
discuss personnel, Linda Smith made the motion at 9:09 p.m. and Elaine Hunt gave
the second and the motion passed. At 10:08 p.m. a motion by M.
Leota Sang to come out of executive session was seconded by Linda Smith
and the motion passed. Mayor McDaniel asked council members to authorize
up to $5,000.00 for the Point
Pleasant Police Department for discretionary spending.
Linda Smith made the motion to allow the discretionary spending and
Joe Supple gave the second and motion passed. The mayor asked
council to approve the annual Christmas
Bonus for full and part-time employees. Full-time
employees will receive $550.00, and part-time employees will receive
$250.00. Sam Juniper made the motion to grant the Christmas Bonus
and Marshall Bonecutter added the second and the motion passed.
McDaniel spoke to council on Charles Humphreys, who is the director of
the Mason County Development
Authority and asked that his bi-weekly salary of $150.00 be
increased to $250.00. Joe Supple made the motion to accept the
increase and Gary Cotton added the second and the motion passed (9 –
1) with Sam Juniper voting no. Mayor McDaniel advised council on a
request by city residents of placing speed
bumps on a city street. The mayor said the West
Virginia Division of Highways, strongly advised against the installation
of speed bumps because it impedes snow removal, causes potential
drainage problems and slows the response time of emergency vehicles.
Cotton – Shared with council that a street light is needed
behind the water office and Foodland. He has had a request that
the city put a green Christmas tree on the island at Krodel Park. Elaine
Hunt – She had been asked about extending the hours at the
city building to accommodate those who can not stop in by closing of
4:00 p.m. Hunt also asked about the tree behind the Deal residence
on Mt. Vernon Ave. Linda Smith – Asked about what would happen to juveniles if the city would impose
a curfew and they disobeyed the curfew time. Requesting some help
on the parking of vehicles on both sides of the street at the
Intermediate School, encouraged members of council to find a
Neighborhood Watch coordinator in their wards, street light is needed in
ward six on Mossman Circle at the end of 27th Street, and
asked about the zoning in Park Drive as you enter in off of Jackson Ave,
on to South Park Drive. Sam
Juniper – Made a motion to give David Spears $250.00 for
finding the water leak in the TNT area. The motion made by Juniper
died due to a lack of a second. Juniper also asked for a print out
of where the money goes for line items
of the City Administrator, recreation and EMS. Ordinance
747.01 was read to council by Juniper on the collection of municipal
service fees that should continue to be collected by the city from the
landowners, even though no one is living on the property. He
mentioned he had spoke with the water
office on this. Mayor McDaniel will follow up on this issue.
Councilman Juniper also submitted a list of projects that need to be
looked at in the seventh ward. Joe
Supple – Spoke on the large sign at the new Peoples Federal
Credit Union. Supple has had some concerns on the sign shared with
him from area residents. Robert
Doeffinger – Asked about the street repair at 11th,
and Main Street. Mayor McDaniel advised the work had been
completed. Doeffinger spoke on the distressed property behind the
Holland residence. He advised that windows had been broken out and
the property is in very bad shape.
no other business, M. Leota Sang made a motion to adjourn. Linda
Smith added the second and being unanimously approved, the meeting
was adjourned at 10:47 p.m.