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Proposed ordinance for residential fire pits ready for final vote

Friday, March 1, 2013, 11:24 a.m.
 

Whitehall fire, police or code officials could order any open fire that emits excessive smoke or sparks to be extinguished, if a proposed ordinance gets final approval.

The ordinance outlines size limits for fire pits, the distance they can be located from a structure and times open flames are allowed.

The proposed rules were put on display for public review last week.

Council likely will adopt the ordinance at a meeting set for 8 p.m. March 6, Manager James Leventry said.

Firearm regulations

The amendment of an ordinance written more than 50 years ago will put Whitehall in compliance with state law — allowing residents to carry firearms once prohibited in the town.

Whitehall Council last week approved updates to the borough code, section 96, that had been deemed by leaders as in violation of state regulations.

A resident complaint prompted the changes, borough Manager James Leventry said.

The code previously made it illegal for a person to carry a revolver, pistol, shotgun or rifle in the borough.

The amended ordinance still prohibits the carrying of air rifles, BB guns and gas-operated guns.

Shade tree appointment

Robert Scharding of Whitehall will fill an open seat on the Brentwood-Baldwin-Whitehall multi-municipal shade tree commission.

Borough council appointed him to fill a term set to expire in December 2015.

Three people applied for the position.

Stephanie Hacke is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 412-388-5818 or shacke@tribweb.com.

 

 

 
 


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