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   (A)   Designation.  The City Engineer is hereby appointed to administer and implement §§ 14-5-1-1 et seq. and may deny building permit applications in accordance with its provisions.
   (B)   Duties and Responsibilities of the Administrator. Duties of the City Engineer shall include, but not be limited to:
      (1)   Permit Review.
         (a)   Review all building permits to determine that the permit requirements of §§ 14-5-1-1 et seq. have been satisfied.
         (b)   Review all building permits to determine that all necessary permits have been obtained from those federal, state or local governmental agencies from which prior approval is required.
         (c)   Review all building permits to determine if the proposed development is located in the floodway.  If located in the floodway, assure that the encroachment provisions of § 14-5-1-10 are met.
      (2)   Use of Other Base Flood Data.  When base flood elevation data has not been provided in accordance with § 14-5-1-6 the City Engineer 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 § 14-5-1-9(B).
      (3)   Information to be Obtained and Maintained.
         (a)   Obtain and record the actual elevation (in relation to mean sea level) of the lowest habitable floor (including basement) of all new or substantially improved structures, and whether or not the structure contains a basement.
         (b)   For all new substantially improved floodproofed structures:
            1.   Verify and record the actual elevation (in relation to mean sea level); and
            2.   Maintain the floodproofing certifications required in §§ 14-5-1-1 et seq.
         (c)   Maintain for public inspection all records pertaining to the provisions of §§ 14-5-1-1 et seq.
      (4)   Alteration of Watercourses.
         (a)   Whenever appropriate, notify adjacent communities and the State Engineer prior to any alteration or relocation of a watercourse, and submit evidence of such notification to the Federal Insurance Administration.
         (b)   Require that maintenance is provided within the altered or relocated portion of the watercourse so that the flood carrying capacity is not diminished.
      (5)   Interpretation of Firm Boundaries.  Make interpretations where needed, as to the exact location of the boundaries of the areas of special flood hazards (for example, where there appears to be a conflict between a mapped boundary and actual field conditions).  The person contesting the location of the boundary shall be given a reasonable opportunity to appeal the interpretation as provided in § 14-5-1-13.
('74 Code, § 7-3-6B,C)  (Ord. 99-1981; Am Ord. 66-1987)