CITY OF POINT PLEASANT
April 20, 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 Tuesday, April 20, 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 regards to:
- RECONVENE THE RECESSED MEETING OF APRIL 12, 2010, FOR THE LAYING OF THE LEVY FOR FISCAL YEAR 2010-2011.
- TO DISCUSS AND TAKE ANY NECESSARY ACTION ON ITEMS UNFINISHED FROM THE APRIL 12, 2010 MEETING.
Mayor Brian Billings called for a motion to reconvene the recessed meeting of April 12, 2010. Sam Juniper made the first motion and Gary Cotton added the second motion. The motion passed 5-0. City Clerk Amber Tatterson asked for a motion to approve the laying of the levy for the fiscal year 2010-2011. Gary Cotton made the first motion and Sam Juniper added the second. The motion passed unanimously 5-0 to lay the levy.
Councilwoman Linda Smith arrived at 7:04 p.m.
At 7:05 p.m. Gary Cotton made a motion to go into executive session to discuss personnel matters. Sam Juniper made the second motion which passed 6-0.
Sam Juniper made a motion at 7:25 to come out of executive session. Barbara Brown added the second and the motion passed 6-0.
Mayor Billings advised Council an emergency item recently came up that needs attention. A motor in a pump at the floodwall is in need of repair. The cost for a new motor is $32,817. The motor can be re-built for a cost of $5,500. Seven years ago the other motor was re-built and it is still in great working condition. Marshall Bonecutter made a motion to re-build the motor and Juniper added the second and the motion passed 6-0. Elaine Hunt suggested setting aside money for a new motor that may need replaced in the future since they will now have two re-built motors.
Mayor Billings advised Council he had some unfinished business from the April 12, 2010 meeting that needs to be addressed. Billings is still being told by Street Commissioner Willie Call, they do not have anywhere to dispose of grass clippings. At this time they are opening bags and spreading the grass on property at Krodel Park. Gary Cotton advised to contact the Charleston area, he believes they sell their grass clippings as compost. Juniper voiced concerns of people dumping at Krodel which looks terrible and needs cleaned up. Mayor Billings indicated he would have City Inspector Jeremy Bryant check with Jeff Sweeney, with the Division of Natural Resources, to see if they could put some cameras in the area to see who is dumping on the site. Marshall Bonecutter mentioned they also need to watch Kingtown Road since people are dumping trash there too. He believes more police patrols would cut down on the dumping that is occurring at Krodel Park, the boat docks, and on Kingtown Road. Sam Juniper took the opportunity to ask why City police were responding to 911 calls outside of City limits. He understands if it is to offer back-up to the Sheriff’s Department.
Mayor Billings informed Council he has several applications he is reviewing and he plans to hire the 2 part-time employees Council approved.
Sam Juniper voiced concerns over a vote that was taken during the April 12th Council meeting allowing the Sewer Department to begin the bid process for the purchase of a new dump truck. He stated the project deadline to make the purchase is not until 2015. He asked to call a Sewer Committee meeting to discuss how to act on the purchase.
Being no other business, Marshall Bonecutter made a motion to adjourn. Leota Sang added the second and being unanimously approved, the meeting adjourned at 7:44 p.m.
Amber D. Tatterson City Clerk
Brian L. Billings Mayor