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Weirton City Council to discuss event ordinance

WEIRTON — City council is scheduled to meet in a special session Wednesday to further discuss an ordinance establishing a permitting process for special events in the community, as well as to vote on an agreement involving a new residential development.

Council will meet at 6 p.m. in the Weirton Room of the Millsop Community Center for a three-item agenda. The meeting is open to the public.

Wednesday’s agenda includes the second reading of Ordinance 2133, creating a special events section in the city code to provide provisions regulating and permitting special events and parades held in the city. It passed its first reading Sept. 8 by a unanimous vote.

If enacted, the ordinance would establish an application process to obtain a permit for events using public property within the city. This would include a $25 application fee, with the applications to be reviewed by various municipal departments and submitted to council for consideration.

The ordinance also includes fees in the event city personnel are assigned to the event, including $38 per hour per police officer, $30 per hour per firefighter, $150 per hour for firefighting apparatus, $25 per hour per Public Works personnel and between $75 and $150 per hour for Public Works equipment.

In other business, council will vote on a resolution authorizing the city manager to enter into an agreement concerning the new St. James Gate subdivision.

The subdivision is a housing development on property which once was the site of Pleasant Valley Country Club’s golf course along Culler Road.

Council also will vote on a resolution authorizing the city manager to enter into a contract with Nautilus Insurance Co. for TankAdvantage Pollution Liability Insurance. According to the agenda, the policy comes at a cost of $2,470, with state Surplus Lines Tax at $120.35 and a $175 filing fee.

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

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