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Council Minutes
 

REGULAR MEETING
CITY COUNCIL
CITY OF POINT PLEASANT

April 10, 2006

WARD

NAME

PRESENT

ABSENT

Mayor James H. Wilson X  
City Clerk Stanton D. Burdette X  
City Attorney James M. Casey X  
Finance / Human Resources Heather Moore X  
Executive Secretary Harriett Nibert X  
Municipal Judge Jeremy T. Vickers   X
At Large Brian Billings X  
At Large Kevin R. Nott   X
First Ward James W. Fetty   X
Second Ward Robert C. Doeffinger, Jr. X  
Third Ward M. Leota Sang X  
Fourth Ward     X
Fifth Ward Elaine Grimm Hunt X  
Sixth Ward Ronald R. Kapp X  
Seventh Ward William H. Wallace   X
Eighth Ward Carol L. Jones X  

 


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     The Common 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 April 10, 2006.      M. Leota Sang led Council in Prayer. The meeting was called to order by Mayor James H. Wilson who led Council in the Pledge of Allegiance.

OUTSIDE DELEGATION

BURGESS AND NIPLE; NORTH POINT DRAINAGE PROJECT

            Tim Utt of Burgess and Niple presented Council with a contract for Engineering Services associated with the North Point Pleasant Drainage project. The project would be classified as a combined sewer and storm water separation project. Councilman Doeffinger asked that the contract be restructured to estimate the project cost at an earlier phase in order to identify funding sources. Mr. Utt stated he would restructure the contract services to meet Councils needs and present the revised contract at the next Council meeting.

MONTHLY BUSINESS

The Mayor asked for a motion to approve the minutes of the Special Council meeting of March 6 and the Regular Council meeting of March 13, 2006. Brian L. Billings moved to approve and Ronald R. Kapp added the second. The minutes were approved unanimously. The Mayor then asked for a motion to approve the Financial Statements of the General, Coal Severance, Water and Sewer Funds for the month of March 2006. Ronald R. Kapp moved to approve the statements and Brian L. Billings added the second. The Financial Statements were unanimously approved.   The Mayor then asked for a motion to approve the Outstanding Obligations for the month of March 2006. Ronald R. Kapp made the motion and Robert C. Doeffinger added the second.  The motion passed unanimously.

CITY ATTORNEY

FOUR WAY STOP 24TH & JEFFERSON

            Mr. Casey stated that a public hearing was held  immediately prior to Council Meeting to hear comments on amending the Codified Ordinances changing the Intersection of 24th Street and Jefferson Avenue to a four-way stop. Mayor Wilson added that there were no persons at the meeting in opposition to the amendment. Harrison Roe (representing a local church) was present and in favor of the amendment. Ronald R. Kapp moved to adopt the second and final reading of the Ordinance and M. Leota Sang added the second. The Ordinance was unanimously approved.

DISTRESSED PROPERTY Mr. Casey informed Council that Howard Yeager had sent a letter to the Mayor regarding the distressed property that Mr. Yeager owns on Main Street. The Mayor stated that Mr. Yeager had some personal belongings removed from the property. Robert C. Doeffinger had concerns that the situation had existed too long. Mr. Casey stated that the City was trying to follow the correct procedure in the event that the dispute ended up in court. Mayor Wilson added that Council had voted to accept the property earlier and Mr. Yeager refused the offer. After declining the offer, the City Attorney felt it best to start the process over.

CHARTER CHANGES Mr. Casey informed Council that when the ward boundaries are changed, it is the responsibility of the County to align precinct boundaries with ward boundaries. He added that this would need to be done before the City and primary elections could be held on the same date. Mr. Casey added that for the elections to coincide, the Charter would have to be changed by vote in the next City election. The ward boundaries could be changed by Ordinance.

CITY CLERK

FORT RANDOLPH The City Clerk presented invoices of $1733.92 and $132.50 from Thomas Do-It Center and Cains Outdoors respectively. M. Leota Sang moved to pay the invoices and Ronald R. Kapp added the second. The motion was approved unanimously.

REVISED POLICE PENSION REPORT Brian L. Billings moved to accept the revised Annual Police Pension Report and Ronald R. Kapp added the second. The report was unanimously approved.

STATE CONSOLIDATED FUND The Clerk then presented a Resolution enabling the City to invest in the WV State Consolidated Fund. Clerk Burdette informed Council that Jeff Feamster (City Accountant) had recommended putting the Certificates of Deposit in the Consolidated Fund as the Certificate matured. Mr. Burdette added that the Fund paid comparable interest and allowed flexibility in using the funds. Robert C. Doeffinger moved to adopt the Resolution and Ronald R. Kapp added the second. The Resolution was unanimously adopted.

2005-2006 BUDGET REVISIONS Clerk Burdette presented the Budget Revisions for Fiscal Year 2005-2006 for the General and Coal Severance Funds. Brian L. Billings moved to approve the General Fund Budget Revision for 2005-2006. Ronald R. Kapp added the second and the revision was unanimously approved

.             Ronald R. Kapp moved to approve the Fiscal 2005-2006 Coal Severance Budget Revision. Carol L. Jones added the second and the revision was unanimously approved.

MAYOR WILSON

RIVERFRONT PARK

            Mayor Wilson informed Council that the Riverfront Park Committee would be meeting with The Alan Stone Co. to discuss updated price quote for the marina and picnic shelter. KRODEL

CONCESSION STAND LEASE

            The Mayor stated there were individuals interested in leasing the concession stand at Krodel Park for the summer. There were no objections from Council. The Mayor stated he would place an invitation to place bid in the newspaper.

WATERWELLS

            The Mayor stated that Gencorps had been in contact with the City about the relocation of the waterwells.

LANDFILL

            The Mayor stated that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) had requested various types of records regarding the City and the old landfill that was owned by the City. He added that once the information had been gathered he would forward it to the EPA.

GARBAGE TRUCK

            The Mayor stated that a vendor had brought a new garbage truck to the City to look at and test drive. Carol L. Jones made a motion to solicit bids for a new garbage truck. Ronald R. Kapp added the second and the motion was unanimously approved.

COUNCIL VACANCY

Mayor Wilson asked if there were any nominations for the Fourth Ward Council vacancy. M. Leota Sang nominated Terri Thomas for the vacancy. Elaine G. Hunt seconded the nomination.  Ronald R. Kapp nominated Bill Park. Robert C. Doeffinger seconded the nomination. Robert C. Doeffinger moved to close the nominations and continue the vote at the next meeting.  Brian L. Billings added the second and the nominations were unanimously closed and the vote is to be held at next meeting.

COUNCIL CONCERNS

            Carol L. Jones stated that the Police Report was interesting to read and study the number of citations issued.

            Brian L. Billings stated that one of the police cruisers had no hubcaps. He asked that hubcaps be installed as the cruiser did not look professional. Mr. Billings recommended that the City do something to recognize City native Donnie Jones for his accomplishments. Mr. Jones is an assistant coach at the University of Florida which recently won the National Collegiate Basketball Tournament.

            Elaine G. Hunt asked for a report from the Mayor about the Bird Flu Summit and the Homeland Security Summit. The Mayor gave a short report. He stated that plans were being made on the Federal and State levels and the summits were encouraging the local entities to develop a strategic plan to deal with such emergencies.

            Robert C. Doeffinger agreed with Mr. Billings that Donnie Jones should be recognized. He stated that the asphalt had been removed from on top of brick on Main Street in front of the River Museum. He added that the project turned out very nicely and the City should look into brick paving as well as asphalt paving for Main Street. Mr. Doeffinger also had concerns of bench installation and vegetation and tree removal at the Riverfront Park.

            M. Leota Sang stated that there were several street lights not burning in the City. She suggested that the City Police check the lights in the evening as they patrol. Ms. Sang asked and Council agreed to participate in the Yard-of –the- Month Award.

ADJOURNMENT

              Robert C. Doeffinger moved to recess the meeting until Tuesday April 18, 2006. Brian L. Billings added the second. The meeting was recessed at 8:45 P.M. by unanimous vote.  

_______________________________ James H. Wilson, Mayor

_____________________________Stanton D. Burdette, City Clerk 

 

 

 

 



 

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