Clarksburg City Council met on Thursday evening in a special conference session to discuss the state building code.
City Attorney Greg Morgan talked at length about the? recommended changes? to be made to an ordnance council sent to the State Attorney Generals Office, and said most of the changes are language related. Morgan also says the ordinance will repeal certain sections of previous ordinances.
At the last council meeting council proposed and sent a proposed ordinance to adopt state code and its supplemental regulations.
Martin Shaffer, President of the Harrison County Landlords Association said he is disappointed and he has some problems with the building code and said certain questions still have not been addressed.
“They had the opportunity as a council to sit down there and clarify this so that it will be ready for the next meeting instead they’re putting it off to a future date, and I think that’s just wrong,” said Martin Shaffer, Harrison County Landlords Association.
“All of these amendments are based on the feedback we got from those entities, and they have picked up specific language from the applicable regulations that we’ve inserted in these ordinances,” said Greg Morgan, Clarksburg City Attorney.
In a special meeting after the conference session council unanimously accepted the modifications made by the State Attorney Generals office. The new ordinance if passed at the next city council meeting will re-enact the code appeals board from three members to five members on that board.