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WEIRTON – Board appointments, traffic issues and employee insurance coverage were among the issues approved by Weirton’s board on Monday.

Several city council appointments were approved by the council, including two positions on the Weirton Planning Commission, two seats on the Zoning Appeal Board and one on the city’s Housing Authority.

Jesse Krieg and John McCune received new appointments to the Planning Commission, filling vacant board positions, while Keith Huntzinger was reappointed to the Zoning Board. Huntzinger is currently chairman of the zoning council. Dean Makricostas, who is also a municipal judge, has been appointed to the zoning council.

Joseph A. Paolo Jr. has been appointed to the Weirton City Housing Office.

Other items approved Monday included:

An order, on first reading, to extend the current yellow line / no-parking zone 30 feet west to the northwest corner of Braxton Road and Gilson Avenue.

An order, on first reading, to abandon part of an unnamed 25-foot-wide, 196.32-foot-long driveway in Section 2 of the West View Terrace subdivision, as part of a house construction project .

The second reading of Order 2176, rescinding the placement of a stop sign behind the 2700 block of Pennsylvania Avenue at the intersection of the Alley and Powers Road.

An order to cancel a parking space reserved for people with disabilities at 3206 Orchard Street. The prescription only needs one reading.

A resolution for health insurance coverage and a resolution for vision insurance coverage for eligible municipal employees.

A resolution for an agreement with Pulice Construction for $ 8,700 for demolition and a resolution for an agreement for $ 3,880 with Astar Abatement Inc. for asbestos removal, both at 416 Wayne Ave.

Resolutions to place privileges on three properties, including 341 Greenbrier Road, at $ 7,795.75; 143 South 11th St., at $ 15,162.25; and 731 Cove Road, at $ 7,121.50, for demolition costs.

A resolution authorizing revisions to the 2021-2022 general fiscal fund budget, and a resolution authorizing revisions to the coal severance budget.

All the above points were approved unanimously

The Board rejected, 1-6, a resolution to enter into a contract to provide consulting services for bloodborne medical / pathogen needs at a cost of $ 400 per month. Ward 3 Councilor Fred Marsh was the only one to vote for him.

In a 6: 1 vote, with Ward 7 Councilor Terry Weigel voting against, council approved second reading of Order 2175 establishing new salary levels for various non-union municipal employee positions.

No comments were offered by a board member during the meeting.

(Howell can be reached at [email protected], and followed via Twitter @CHowellWDT)

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