Building code plan fails to get county backing

December 09, 1992

A proposal to streamline building codes across Maryland and provide a data base for local officials and developers failed to win approval from the Carroll commissioners.

Jacqueline H. Rogers, secretary of the state Department of Housing and Community Development, visited Carroll yesterday to explain the proposal -- developed by a task force of government officials, builders and architects -- to the commissioners and their staff.

Also attending the meeting were Manchester developer Martin K.P. Hill and Tom Ballentine, a representative of the Home Builders Association of Maryland.

The plan is needed, she said, to bring building codes to counties that do not have any such regulation and to make it easier for developers, architects and others building throughout the state. The data base would provide information on codes specific to each jurisdiction.

"Let the counties take care of their own issues," said Commissioner President Donald I. Dell.

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