CITY OF POINT PLEASANT
June 22, 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, June 22, 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:
- 2nd READING FLOODWALL ORDINANCE
- ALCOHOL AND DRUG-FREE WORKPLACE POLICY
- RIVERFRONT PARK BOAT DOCK
- MELVIN JOHNSON (CHURCH SOFTBALL LEAGUE)
Mayor Brian Billings advised Council no comments were entertained at the public hearing held at 6:45 p.m. pertaining to the proposed floodwall ordinance. Mayor Billings then asked for a motion to approve the 2nd reading of the floodwall ordinance. James Bowles made the first motion while Sam Juniper added the second. At that time, Juniper wanted to verify the City would not incur any expense and Sang also wanted to verify the City was not responsible for any percentage as indicated in the agreement. Final call to approve the 2nd reading passed 9-0.
Councilwoman Linda Smith arrived at 7:09 p.m.
Attorney R.F. Stein told Council that City Clerk Tatterson did receive all alcohol and drug testing consent forms. He also advised Council that on June 18, 2010 the Point Pleasant Police Department filed a grievance concerning the proposed Alcohol and Drug-free Workplace Policy. Stein stated there were two statements in the paperwork filed that were incorrect that pertained to him. Stein also indicated he was not sure why they were filing the grievance since no one has been subjected to any type of damage, but if necessary a hearing would be held with the Point Pleasant Civil Service Board.
Clerk Tatterson updated Council on the status concerning damage to the Riverfront Park boat dock. Tatterson advised the dock had sustained damage on two separate occasions over the winter. Claims were turned in to the insurance company and two checks were recently issued for the repair/replacement. The proper procedure to get the repair or replacement for the dock requires the job to be put out to the public for bids. The specs have been written and bids will be received and opened prior to the July meeting. Tatterson advised the checks have not been cashed due to not knowing the final cost for the repair/replacement.
Mayor Billings advised Council that Melvin Johnson, with the Church Softball league, wants to speak about the possibility of having a softball field out to Krodel Park. Billings added that Johnson isn’t in attendance. The proposed site is where there is a current Brownsfield project. Mayor Billings is trying to get information on the site before having Mr. Johnson address Council.
At 7:28 p.m. Linda Smith made a motion to go into executive session to discuss personnel matters. James Bowles made the second motion which passed 10-0.
Marshall Bonecutter made a motion at 7:58 to come out of executive session. Linda Smith added the second and the motion passed 10-0.
Sam Juniper advised Council an emergency item needs addressed and voted upon due to a deadline of June 25, 2010. Juniper made a motion for the Mayor to write a letter to Mr. Jarrett of the WV Infrastructure and Jobs Development Council to express opposition to the interest rate resolution and private sector resolution. The resolution would cost the City thousands of dollars with the up-coming sewer projects. The motion was seconded by Robert Doeffinger and passed unanimously. Sam Juniper asked the Mayor if the City is spraying for mosquitoes in his area. Billings indicated they have been spraying but he will see if they have made it to his ward. Juniper also asked at what point the City would need to obtain a bond attorney for the current sewer project. Robert Doeffinger indicated the City has not passed any type of bond yet so a bond attorney is not needed. Once we sign a contract then Kathy Elliott will let us know when we need to obtain one.
Being no other business, Linda Smith made a motion to adjourn. William Park added the second and being unanimously approved, the meeting adjourned at 8:04 p.m.
Amber D. Tatterson - City Clerk
Brian L. Billings - Mayor