Council of the City of Point Pleasant, a Municipal Corporation in Mason
County, West Virginia, met in Regular Session at City Hall, 400 Viand
Street at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, November 10, 2008.
The meeting was
called to order by Mayor Leonard F. Riffle who led Council in the Pledge
Jerrie Howard / Point Pleasant in Bloom – Spoke
to council on the cities participation and the judge’s remarks.
Point Pleasant received (3) Stars out of five. Howard
presented the city with a copy of the portfolio on the project.
Tim Scarberry – Asked
council to vote against the sewer increase. He gave various
reasons why council should vote against the increase. He spoke
on our cities declining population and asked the administration to
review all possible sources of funding before raising rates.
Brown made the motion to approve the minutes of the regular council
meeting on Tuesday, October 14, 2008, and
was given by Linda Smith and the motion passed. A motion by Joe Supple
and seconded by M.Leota Sang to approve the financial statements of the
General, Coal Severance, Water and Sewer Funds for the month of October
2008, was approved by council. Sam Juniper made a motion to approve the
outstanding obligations for the month of October 2008, and Joe Supple
gave the second and the motion was approved.
Clerk Brian Billings asked for a motion to accept the second reading of
the sewer tariff increase. Robert Doeffinger made the
motion to accept the second reading and Marshall Bonecutter added the
second. This motion was then withdrawn after some discussion
regarding an amendment to the ordinance. Sam Juniper made a motion
to amend the ordinance to add 75% of the collection would go to the CSO
Project and 25% of the collection would go to the Sewer General Fund. M.
Leota Sang added the second and the motion passed (9-0). Robert
Doeffinger then made the motion to accept the second reading and
Marshall Bonecutter added the second and the motion passed (9-0). The
city clerk then asked for a motion on the second and final reading of
the Video Lottery 1347.03 change. M. Leota Sang made the
motion to accept and Linda Smith added the second. The motion
passed (7-1-1) with Bill Park voting no and Joe Supple abstaining.
Billings then asked council to approve the Employee Performance Bonus that has been given to employees over the past several years. Sam
Juniper made the motion to approve and Marshall Bonecutter added the
second and the motion passed. The Performance Bonus will be given
to the employees on December 5, 2008. The City Clerk then shared with
council that the Regatta Committee had asked that council approve the fire
works date for the 2009 Regatta. Billings stated that the
Regatta Committee would like to have the date of Saturday, July 4, 2009.
Barbara Brown made the motion for the date of the fire works and Joe
Supple added the second and the motion passed.
Leonard Riffle shared with council that he along with Gary Cotton and M.
Leota Sang had looked over the alley off of Poplar Street.
The committee concluded that the city should abandon the 10 foot alley.
Mayor Riffle will get with the city attorney to draw up the proposed
ordinance for abandonment. Mayor Riffle reported on the meeting
with Burgess & Niple on the long term Combined Sewer Overflow
plan. After discussion council decided to call for a meeting with
Burgess & Niple prior to the next council meeting so that the
project can further be discussed. Riffle then discussed the Lottery
Commission Report with council members. The mayor then read
number 9 of the findings on page 8. West Virginia Code provides
that municipalities shall by ordinance provide for any public
improvements. W.Va Code 8-11-3. The Ordinances and
Resolutions for the Municipality of Point Pleasant, West Virginia, cross
reference West Virginia Code Section 8-11-3 for actions which are
“required to be by ordinance” in the city. Point Pleasant
Codified Ordinances, Article 113. A city park is a public
improvement, the creation of which requires a municipal ordinance,
pursuant to West Virginia Code Section 8-11-3. The Municipality of
Point Pleasant has not, by ordinance, created a public park at the
“Medal of Honor Park” Memorial location on the median located at
Jackson Street/WV Route 62. W.Va. Code 8-11-3; Point Pleasant
Codified Ordinances, Article 113. Riffle then advised that the new well field should be in operation next week. All of the
pipe line has been laid and we are now waiting on wiring and the control
panel to be installed.
Doeffinger – Asked
about the Main Street properties and where we stood on the two issues. M.
Leota Sang – Wants to make sure that the owners of all vehicles
that are parked along the streets when the city has a parade have been
advised to move. She also said that the “Holiday Parade” will
take place on Friday, November 21, 2008. Sang would like for the
city to send Jerrie Howard a note thanking her for the hard work and
time she has given to the American in Bloom project.
Bill Park – Advised the
mayor of a camper on Ohio Street and a possible health issue with a
large number of cats in the Yeager house.
Elaine Hunt – Would like the city to check on a street
light for the area of 2402 Madison Ave. Also requested more police
patrol in the 5th Ward.
Sam Juniper – A resident spoke to him about grass clippings
and leaves being swept in and along the city streets.
Linda Smith – Asked council to allow city employees to use the Youth
Center or Krodel Park clubhouse or shelter at no charge one time per
year. The employee must pick up the key, return it and be present
when using one of the facilities. Smith made the motion and
Marshall Bonecutter added the second and the motion passed. Smith
also advised she would like to have a recreation committee meeting on
Tuesday, November 18, 2008 at 7:00 p.m.
no other business, Sam Juniper made a motion to adjourn. Linda
Smith added the second and being unanimously approved, the meeting
adjourned at 9:00 p.m.
Leonard F. Riffle, Mayor