POINT PLEASANT — Some might call it a Christmas miracle.
After appearing on the agenda of Point Pleasant City Council for literally years, the Yeager property located at 703 Main Street has been given to the city and is about to be demolished.
The city recently received the deed to the property by a Yeager family member, at no cost. At the most recent meeting of Point Pleasant City Council, City Attorney R.F. Stein, Jr., said the deed to the property had been recorded. Also at the meeting, two bids were opened to demolish the property after the city advertised for the work.
Council approved the bid from Gillispie Construction for $11,500 with stipulation the city draw up a contract instructing the removal of all debris, including asbestos, clearing of the lot and seeding it. The contractor will have 90 days from the date the contract is signed to bring the building down.
Stein also reported he would be a resource to Michael Shaw, Jr., the incoming city attorney on any issues, including the city’s ongoing effort to clean up a property on North Main Street across from Heights UM Church.
Council approved and passed the first reading of an ordinance to abandon Washington Street, which is what was described as a “paper street” which means it was recorded, but never developed or used as an actual street by the city. This “paper street” empties out on to Jericho Road and also has a significant drop in surface grade elevation in one area. A second reading is required to abandon the street.
Council approved paying Street Commissioner Randy Hall a salary of $10,000 a year to take on the extra duties of a part-time city inspector, in addition to his duties as street commissioner. This is effective Jan. 1, 2017.
Council also approved a bid to do roof work on two buildings at Krodel Park for $550 from Paul’s Landscaping.
Council approved placing a parking spot reserved for veterans on Main Street across from the State Theater.
Council approved its annual donation to the Sleigh Bell Ball, a fundraiser for Main Street Point Pleasant, in the amount of $1,500. This amount is in the city’s budget each year.
Council did adjourn into executive session once, to discuss personnel matters.
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