For Amish family building home in Carroll County, commissioners make sprinkler exception
July 1, 2020
A Carroll County ordinance requires new homes to be built with sprinkler systems, but the commissioners unanimously voted to make an exception for an Amish family’s home that will be without electricity.
Commissioner Stephen Wantz, R-District 1, announced the family’s move to his district at the Board of County Commissioners’ June 18 meeting. Then on June 25 the commissioners, sitting as the Board of Building Code Appeals, voted on an appeal by the homeowner, Joseph Lapp, to build his home without installing sprinklers.
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