‘Brunch bill’ to take next steps in Weirton

WEIRTON — Weirton Council is set to take its next step in enacting an ordinance which would allow the service of alcohol in select businesses beginning at 10 a.m. on Sundays.

The second reading of Ordinance 2057 is on the agenda for council’s next regular meeting, scheduled at 11 a.m. Monday.

A public hearing, to take comments on the proposed ordinance, will be held prior to the meeting, beginning at 10:40 a.m.

As part of the proposed “brunch bill” businesses within the city holding a Class A license with the Alcohol Beverage Control Administration to serve alcohol earlier than the current 1 p.m. starting time.

Class A licenses are issued to establishments offering on-site consumption, such as restaurants, hotels, fraternal organizations and private clubs.

The first reading of the ordinance was approved during council’s Jan. 7 meeting, by a 6-0 vote. If approved on a second reading, the ordinance and any public comments will be included as part of an application to the state’s Municipal Home Rule Board.

The Home Rule Board will need to give its consent before the earlier Sunday alcohol service can go into effect.

Other items set to appear on Monday’s agenda include:

• The second reading of Ordinance 2056, approving and implementing Tax Increment Financing Project Plan No. 2 for the Park Drive development within the Three Springs Business Park;

• The second reading of Ordinance 2055, modifying the city’s salary ordinance;

• The first reading of an ordinance to establish a no parking area between the entrances of the Weirton Christian Center at 117 Ivy St.;

• The first reading of an ordinance removing the residency requirement for the city’s Citizens with Disabilities Advisory Commission;

• A resolution for a contract with Justice Business Services for an asbestos abatement at 3321 Elm St.;

• A resolution for a contract with Pulice Construction for the demolition of 3321 Elm St.;

• A resolution for a contract with Pulice Construction for the demolition of 4104 LaBelle Ave.;

• A resolution for the purchase of a 2019 Chevrolet Equinox for the Inspections Department;

• A resolution for the purchase of a 40-foot Altec bucket truck for the Electrical Department;

• A resolution to renew the annual support contract with NORTEC for the city’s computer hardware;

• A resolution for property and liability insurance coverage for the city;

• A resolution to participate in the West Virginia Municipal Police Officers and Firefighters Retirement System for the city’s police officers;

• A resolution to provide up to $18,400 for the city’s Utility Infrastructure Task Force.

(Howell can be contacted at chowell@weirtondailytimes.com, and followed via Twitter @CHowellWDT)

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