CITY OF POINT PLEASANT
March 25, 2010
The Common Council of the City of Point Pleasant, a municipal
corporation in Mason County, West Virginia, met in Special Session
at the City Building, 400 Viand Street at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday,
March 25, 2010.
The meeting was called to order by Mayor Brian L. Billings who led the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
A Waiver of Notice is attached to this set of minutes. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss and take any necessary action with
- SANDY DUNN- MAIN STREET (KISAR HOUSE)
- CITYWIDE CLEAN-UP (REDUCED PICK-UP FEES)
- CHAMBER DINNER 4/6/10
- LAWN MOWER BIDS
- LAKIN SEWER PROJECT
- ANNUAL BUDGET/COAL SEVERANCE
Mayor Brian Billings called the meeting to order and advised that Sandy Dunn was absent; however, she has asked to address Council at a later date.
Mayor Billings then asked for City Clerk Amber
Tatterson to speak concerning the Citywide Clean up. Tatterson informed Council that in the past the City has reduced garbage pick-up fees in support of the clean-up efforts. This year's event is being held April 17, 2010. With that being said, Tatterson asked for a motion from Council to reduce garbage pick-up fees the week of April 19th_23rd• She advised the rate for a dump-truck load would run $35 while the rate for a pick-up load would run $25. Linda Smith made the first motion and Robert Doeffinger added the second motion to approve the reduced garbage fees for the week of April 19th_23rd• The motion passed unanimously 8-0.
Mayor Billings advised Council the Annual Chamber Dinner is being held April 6, 2010 and the deadline to purchase a table is March 31, 2010. He advised Council he is on the Chamber Board and will be speaking at this years' event and feels the City should participate in purchasing a table of 8 for $300. Elaine Grimm made the first motion to approve purchasing a table, and Linda Smith added the second. The Mayor called for a final vote which failed 3-4-1, with Sam Juniper, William Park, Robert Doeffinger, and Marshall Bonecutter voting no, and James Bowles abstaining.
Mayor Billings then advised Council the City only received one bid for the purchase of a new lawn mower. Jim's Farm equipment submitted a bid for a Bobcat Commercial Grade Zero Turn Mower with 61" mowing deck and 37 horsepower Kawasaki engine for the cost of $7,995. Sam Juniper told the Mayor he was advised the Housing Authority had a mower with the same specifications, but for less money. The mower has, only been used a few times and would be worth looking at prior to making the purchase of a new mower. William Park made a motion to purchase a mower, either the new or used one. James Bowles added the second motion. The motion passed 8-0 to allow the purchase of a new mower from Jim's Farm Equipment or the used mower from the Housing Authority. The Mayor advised Council he would have the Street Commissioner look at the used mower prior to making the purchase.
The Mayor then asked for Robert Doeffinger to speak concerning the Lakin Sewer Project. Mr. Doeffinger updated Council on the current status of the project. He indicated the sewer committee comments have been forwarded on to the attorney's and are awaiting to hear back concerning the changes requested. From there the sewer committee will meet again and decide how to proceed. Councilman Doeffinger also indicated he received a proposal from the engineers wanted to update the cost figures for the necessary sewer plant upgrades. Doeffinger then informed Shelly Moore Capito is attending a ceremony being held at the County Courthouse on April 7th to sign a Partnering Agreement for design and construction of the Lakin/Pt. Pleasant wastewater extension. They have asked the City to participate in the signing. City Attorney R.F. Stein said he did not see any problem with the Mayor signing the agreement since it does not obligate the City. He indicated it would simply show the City has the intent to work together and pledge their cooperation to comply with all applicable federal, state, and local statutory and regulatory requirements. Councilman Juniper voiced concerns about the signing since there are a number of changes that need to be made to the original service and project agreements that pertain to the project, as well as, the fact there has not been a public hearing for this project. Stein advised this particular agreement is not asking for more than a show of good faith for the project. Doeffinger then made a motion authorizing the Mayor to participate in the signing with Council's understanding this is not a binding agreement and negotiations are still in process and the project mayor may not happen. Linda Smith added the second, and the motion passed 8-0.
Clerk Tatterson advised Council they were given copies of the proposed 2010-2011 budget/coa1 severance and asked for a motion to approve the budget/coal severance. Robert Doeffinger made a motion to revise Main Street's annual contribution from $4,500 to $9,000. Barbara Brown added the second motion which passed 7-1, with Sam Juniper opposing. Tatterson again called for a motion to approve the annual budget/coal severance with the revision to the contribution for Main Street. Bob Doeffinger made the first motion and Marshall Bonecutter added the second and the motion passed 8-0.
Mayor Billings informed Council he had been contacted by Jim Casey asking if the City had a plot of land at Krodel for the Day Report Center to plant a garden of vegetables and fruits to give to the homeless shelter and the Senior Centers. Mayor Billings asked Council if they would allow the Day Report Center and there were no objections.
The Mayor concluded with asking Council to consider purchasing a ticket for the Mayor and City Clerk to attend the Annual Chamber Dinner since they opposed purchasing a table. Marshall Bonecutter
made the first motion and Linda Smith added the second. The motion passed 8-0 to purchase two tickets for the Chamber Dinner.
Attorney Stein concluded with advising Council he has made the necessary amendments to the pay/salary ordinance and copies will be provided for the April council meeting. He also told Council he drafted a letter to the Police Pension Fund upon Council's request for reimbursement.
Being no other business, Marshall Bonecutter made a motion to adjourn. James Bowles added the second and being unanimously approved, the meeting adjourned at 7:45 p.m.
Amber D. Tatterson
Brian L. Billings