Oxford’s New Ordinance Deflects Nature’s Damage
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — The Oxford Board of Aldermen has approved a new ordinance that will allow owners of older homes and buildings to rebuild the structure as it was before any natural disaster.
The structures would not have to meet current setback codes and other newer building regulations.
Aldermen voted this past week to make the change.
Under the current ordinance, if a structure built before to the adoption of these new regulations was damaged by a natural disaster it would have to meet all the new building codes.
Officials say that could drastically change the feel and look of the property.
The ordinance change will take effect 30 days.