"We are going to track down the tax," Mullens said.
"To me this is a serious problem," he said. "Get it right! We don't live in Charleston, we live in South Charleston. I'm not going to let this die."
In other business:
* The first reading of an ordinance permitting a deed of exchange with Speedway passed unanimously.
This is the first step in the process to tear down the current Speedway and rebuild on the same site, according to City Attorney Michael Moore.
"Speedway officials are eager to tear down and start the process of new construction," Moore said.
* Council members agreed to purchase two new portable basketball goals for the South Charleston Recreation Center at a cost of $26,680.
They also approved an expected expense of just more than $71,000 for new sod and landscaping for the front nine holes of Little Creek Golf Course.
* Moore reported that more tracts and more hunters have been approved to participate in urban deer hunting and commended Police Chief Brad Rinehart for his work overseeing applications and training.
"Hunters are excited about this and we believe we are accomplishing what we set out to do to control the deer population," Moore said.
* Public Works Director Gerald Burgy reported that the 2013 Canned Food Drive for the Heart and Hand food pantry began Thursday.
"Residents may hang their bags of can goods and non-perishable food items on their doors or front porches for pick-up on the regularly scheduled garbage pick-up days," he said.
Collection sites have also been set up at several city locations.
* Moore reported that the framework for the Municipal Home Rule application, which is due in June, has been drafted and the city should have a "solid plan and good application."
Home rule is a type of city charter that is met to facilitate local control and minimize state intervention in some municipal affairs.