POINT PLEASANT — The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection has completed an inspection of the water treatment plant facility in the City of Point Pleasant.
The annual inspection showed no deficiencies in the inspection and wrote Water Operator Steve Gardner and his staff were to be “commended for your commitment to proper operation and maintenance of your treatment facility.”
The inspection and letter were discussed at this week’s regular meeting of Point Pleasant City Council with Mayor Brian Billings also commending Gardner and the water department. Councilman Allen Moran suggested presenting the water department employees with a certificate of appreciation for their work with council agreeing with the idea.
In other council news:
Billings reported letters requesting financial support for the city’s proposed spray park facility at Krodel Park have been sent out to area businesses and legislators. In addition, the city has applied for two grants to help fund the project estimated to cost around $260,000 at this point.
Council approved Meyers Paving as the lowest bidder to complete the paving of the southern end of North Main Street. The bid was for $15,300.
Council approved waiving the yard sale permit fee of $5 for Saturday, April 30, the day of the city-wide yard sale. For more information on this event, contact Point Pleasant In Bloom on Facebook.
Council approved the appointment of Councilman Bob Rulen to the zoning board to replace outgoing member James Stearns who resigned his seat. Rulen’s appointment is effective July 1, after his term on council expires.
Billings said he’s spoken to personnel with the Mason County Youth League about utilizing the Harmon Park Pool building for additional restroom facilities and storage. Council agreed with the usage, saying the league was to clean the areas they wish to utilize and be sure to double lock a portion of the facility to prevent anyone from wandering into the pool area. There will be no charge for the use of the facility to the league.
Representatives from the Mason-Gallia-Meigs Marine Corps League presented the city with a certificate of appreciation for supporting its event to bring the mobile Vietnam War Memorial Wall to Riverfront Park last summer, listing the names of those from West Virginia who died or were missing during the war. The league also asked for use of the street outside the city building to collect donations for Christmas projects, including blankets for local, elderly veterans. Council will revisit the ordinance on asking for donations outside the city building to make a decision.
Council recessed the regular meeting until 7 p.m., April 19 when the new budget will be approved.
At this week’s meeting, in addition to Billings, Rulen and Moran, City Clerk Amber Tatterson, Council Members Charles Towner, Janet Hartley, Elizabeth Jones, Bob Doeffinger, Keith Sargent, Charles Garland, Rick Simpkins, City Accountant Shannon Pearson, Administrative Assistant Teka McCauley, City Attorney R.F. Stein, Jr.
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