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Ocean City is making bulkheads a major focus of flood prevention efforts, strengthening its regulations and creating a new program to help pay for maintenance and replacement for property owners in hardship cases.
City Council introduced an ordinance in a 7-0 vote amending the city’s code on bulkhead repairs at its Feb. 25 meeting.
Before, a property owner was required to fix a bulkhead that could pose a danger to their property or another neighboring residence. The ordinance, which still has to go for a second reading and final vote, would expand the reach for the homeowner to also protect nearby homes from a deteriorating bulkhead.