Planning Commission

Please Note: There is no Planning Commission meeting scheduled for September. 


  • The third Wednesday of each month
  • Council Chambers
  • Weirton Municipal Building
    200 Municipal Plaza
    Weirton, WV 26062
  • 5:30 p.m.
Meetings normally last up to an hour, with an occasional work session which can last up to two hours, as well as site visits and plan reviews. Members are expected to attend numerous community meetings and joint meetings with City Council during the preparation of land use plans, zoning ordinance amendments, and other special projects. All meetings of the Commission shall be open to the public and will adhere to the Open Meetings Law and Public Records Law. More information on this Commission can be found in its annual report.


The Planning Commission consists of nine members, all of whom will be freeholders and residents of the City of Weirton. The members will be qualified by knowledge and experience in matters pertaining to the development of the City. Members will include representatives of business, industry, and labor.
  • Three-fifths of all members shall have been residents of the City at least 10 years prior to their appointment and shall be appointed by the Mayor with the consent and approval of City Council.
  • One member shall be a member of the City's governing body or a designee (Council member).
  • One member must be member of the Administrative Department of the City or a designee (staff).
  • The City Engineer shall be an advisory member of the Commission.
Members shall be appointed for terms of three years. The terms of the governing and administrative members shall be co-extensive with the term of office of which they have been elected or appointed.

The members of the City of Weirton Planning Commission shall exercise their statutory authority as granted by the General Statutes of West Virginia and by the City of Weirton Code of Ordinances and Unified Development Ordinance, in an objective and timely manner to provide advice to the City Council related to long-range planning, zoning, and related development matters.

Name Term Begins
Term Ends
Jesse Krieg
January 1, 2022
December 31, 2024
Nate Mazur
January 1, 2023
December 31, 2025
John Porco
January 1, 2021
December 31, 2023
Tim Connell
July 1, 2019
December 31, 2024
John Thomas
January 1, 2022
December 31, 2024
Matthew Provenzano January 1, 2023 December 31, 2025
Jason Backel January 1, 2021 December 31, 2023
Allen Hess January 1, 2023 December 31, 2025
John McCune January 1, 2021 December 31, 2024


Review requests initiated by property owners or City of Weirton staff related to the following:
  • Amendments to the Comprehensive Plan
  • Amendments to the text of the Unified Development Ordinance (UDO)
  • Rezoning cases to change the official Zoning Map of the City of Weirton
  • Consideration of certain site plans and subdivision plans, as specified in the UDO
In addition, the Planning Commission shall have the following powers and duties:
  • To perform studies and surveys of the present conditions and probable future development of the City and its environs, including, but not limited to, studies and surveys of land uses, population, economic base, school needs, park and recreation needs, traffic, parking, and redevelopment needs
  • To formulate and recommend to the City Council the adoption or amendment of a Comprehensive Plan and other plans for the City and its environs for the purpose of achieving the coordinated and harmonious development of the City, in accordance with present and future needs
  • To review the terms of the UDO and to recommend to the City Council any changes that the Commission considers necessary to properly regulate the development and use of land, buildings, and structures
  • Such additional powers and duties as may be set forth for the Planning Commission in City ordinances

Evaluation Criteria

The Commission will periodically review and evaluate effectiveness of their work plan, modifying as needed to meet goals.