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Letter: Code weary

I was handed a copy of your article on the building code and feel I should respond (“Contractors seek to annul building code,” May 18). I doubt the code will be repealed.

I was handed a copy of your article on the building code and feel I should respond (“Contractors seek to annul building code,” May 18). I doubt the code will be repealed. The simple fact is, if we have no code, the Federal Emergency Management Agency will not pay any disaster relief for replacement of buildings. The code sets the minimum value standard for construction costs. There are two reasons why we are having problems:

1. Many of the code officials were grandfathered and have very little experience in enforcing codes.

2. The contractors also have very little experience with codes.

I can’t really blame either, but we all have to work together for this change. The leadership for change should be coming from Harrisburg, and it is not.

Dennis Ness,

master code official, York County

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