Ocean City planning department staff will review a proposed revision to the resort’s plumbing code and whether it makes it clear that residents can, for instance, replace a faucet in their homes without a permit and a master plumber.
Apparently the language in the current plumbing code, which was updated several months ago, left some property owners wondering whether they could do small jobs themselves, instead of having to call in a contractor.
Planning and Community Development Director Bill Neville suggested that the City Council create a new ordinance that spells out what sorts of fixture installations or replacements did not require a permit. The Council, however, opted to simplify the language even further in a 6-1 vote.
But when their suggestions were written out in an ordinance that was presented to them during the Sept. 19 session, some councilmembers were divided on whether that would address the issue.