Weirton Council tabled a proposed ordinance Monday, which would amend and supplement portions of the city’s fire code, after several questions arose following a presentation by city and state fire officials.
Ward 2 Councilman Matt Provenzano moved to table the ordinance, which was approved 6-0.
“There were too many questions being asked,” Provenzano said.
Ward 4 Councilman George Ash also showed an interest in having more time to discuss the ordinance, saying council was presented it Friday afternoon, and he had requested a workshop on the matter.
If approved by council, the proposal would amend Ordinance 814, Part XV, Chapter 1, Article 1501 of city code.
Fire Capt. Dan Mastrantoni presented the proposal to council, noting recent years have seen changes in law, as well as issues in the city, such as ongoing development and the age of some structures.
“We found a need, not as much to replace the fire code, but add to it,” Mastrantoni said.