My family used to have a vacation house in the Poconos.
Between White Haven and FE Walter Dam.
Are you in Wilkes Barre?
If the panel's for access to the tub drain then it needs to be removable.
There may be a Fire Code issue.
There may need to be a higher rated panel than what's there to reduce the chance of flames being pulled around the panel to the next floor.
As I say
most of my experience is with Inspections having a policy of slowly increasing the safety standards of the housing stock over a period of years. The local officials may have investigated a number of local fires where there was death, injury or excessive damage due to flame spread through unprotected attics.
your insurance rates will decrease at the safety level of your building increases.
If the inspector is being unreasonable
try the supervisor.
Have you spoken with your city council representative?
There's always the possibility of litigation.
Most jurisdictions enforce the Spirit of the Law not the Letter of the Law with older structures.
When you mention this is the 6th round of new violations --
over how long a period of time?
I don't know if this's any help --
if you and other landlords have a pattern of regulatory abuse
have you considered going to the media?
You can get legal relief if they're demands are excessive, but that takes time and your money.
If none of my answers are helpful
I'll opt-out and someone else can try and assist.
Let me know.