Quincy City Council was supposed to make a decision on updating the city’s fire safety codes Monday night. It was a change that would also affect people looking to build a new house in the city.
But they didn’t because aldermen said they didn’t have the documents they needed to make an informed decision in time for Monday night’s vote.
Aldermen said they received the preliminary information Monday afternoon and that’s not enough time for them to review it.
5th Ward Alderman Mike Rein said there are more than 300 changes to the building code they didn’t get a chance to fully review. ”I just felt that the code deserved a thorough review before we reject or accept, so that was the reason I asked for six weeks. So that all the aldermen had a chance to review the document in its entirety and get their questions answered,” 5th Ward Alderman Mike Rein said.