A.   Designation: The town clerk is hereby appointed as floodplain administrator to administer, implement and enforce the provisions of this chapter and other appropriate sections of 44 CFR (national flood insurance program regulations) pertaining to floodplain management.
   B.   Duties And Responsibilities: Duties and responsibilities of the floodplain administrator shall include, but not be limited to, the following:
      1.   Maintain and hold open for public inspection all records pertaining to the provisions of this chapter, including the actual elevation (in relation to mean sea level) of the lowest floor (including basement) of all new or substantially improved structures and any floodproofing certificate required by subsection 12-1-13B of this chapter.
      2.   Review, approve, or deny all applications for floodplain development permits required by adoption of this chapter.
      3.   Review floodplain development permit applications to determine whether a proposed building site, including the placement of manufactured homes, will be reasonably safe from flooding.
      4.   Review permits for proposed development to assure that all necessary permits have been obtained from those federal, state or local governmental agencies (including section 404 of the federal water pollution control act amendments of 1972, 33 USC 1334) from which prior approval is required.
      5.   Inspect all development at appropriate times during the period of construction to ensure compliance with all provisions of this chapter, including proper elevation of the structure.
      6.   Where interpretation is needed as to the exact location of the boundaries of the special flood hazard area (for example, where there appears to be a conflict between a mapped boundary and actual field conditions), the floodplain administrator shall make the necessary interpretation.
      7.   When base flood elevation data has not been provided in accordance with section 12-1-7 of this chapter, the floodplain administrator shall obtain, review and reasonably utilize any base flood elevation data and floodway data available from a federal, state, or other source, in order to administer the provisions of sections 12-1-15 through 12-1-22 of this chapter.
      8.   For waterways with base flood elevations for which a regulatory floodway has not been designated, no new construction, substantial improvements, or other development (including fill) shall be permitted within zones A1-30 and AE on the community's FIRM, unless it is demonstrated that the cumulative effect of the proposed development, when combined with all other existing and anticipated development, will not increase the water surface elevation of the base flood more than one-half foot (1/2') at any point within the community.
      9.   Under the provisions of 44 CFR chapter 1, section 65.12 of the national flood insurance program regulations, a community may approve certain development in zones A1-30, AE, AH, on the community's FIRM which increases the water surface elevation of the base flood by more than one-half foot (1/2'); provided, that the community first applies for a conditional FIRM revision through FEMA (conditional letter of map revision), fulfills the requirements for such revisions as established under the provisions of section 65.12 and receives FEMA approval.
      10.   Notify, in riverine situations, adjacent communities and the state coordinating agency, which is the Colorado water conservation board, prior to any alteration or relocation of a watercourse, and submit evidence of such notification to FEMA.
      11.   Ensure that the flood carrying capacity within the altered or relocated portion of any watercourse is maintained. (Ord. 508, 4-1-2013)