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§ 14-5-1-8  GENERAL STANDARDS FOR FLOOD HAZARD REDUCTION.
   In all areas of special flood hazards the following standards are required:
   (A)   Anchoring.  All new construction or substantial improvements shall be designed (or modified) and adequately anchored to prevent flotation, collapse or lateral movement of the structure resulting from hydrodynamic and hydrostatic loads, including the effects of buoyancy.
      (1)   All new construction and substantial improvements shall be anchored to prevent flotation, collapse, or lateral movement of the structure.
      (2)   All mobile homes shall be anchored to resist flotation, collapse, or lateral movement by providing over-the-top and frame ties to ground anchors.  Special requirements shall be that:
         (a)   Over-the-top ties be provided at each of the four corners of the mobile home, with two additional ties per side at intermediate locations, with mobile homes less than 50 feet long requiring one additional tie per side;
         (b)   Frame ties be provided at each corner of the mobile home with five additional ties per side at intermediate points, with mobile homes less than 50 feet long requiring four additional ties per side;
         (c)   All components of the anchoring system be capable of carrying a force of 4,800 pounds; and
         (d)   Any additions to the mobile home be similarly anchored.
   (B)   Construction Materials and Methods.
      (1)   All new construction and substantial improvements shall be constructed with materials and utility equipment resistant to flood damage.
      (2)   All new construction and substantial improvements shall be constructed using methods and practices that minimize flood damage.
   (C)   Utilities.
      (1)   All new and replacement water supply systems shall be designed to minimize or eliminate infiltration of flood waters into the system;
      (2)   New and replacement sanitary sewage systems shall be designed to minimize or eliminate infiltration of flood waters into the systems and discharge from the systems into flood waters; and
      (3)   On-site waste disposal systems shall be located to avoid impairment to them or contamination from them during flooding.
      (4)   All new construction or substantial improvements shall be constructed with electrical, heating, plumbing, ventilation, and air conditioning equipment, and other service facilities that are designed and/or located so as to prevent water from entering or accumulating within the components during conditions of flooding.
   (D)   Subdivision Proposals.
      (1)   All subdivision proposals shall be consistent with the need to minimize flood damage;
      (2)   All subdivision proposals shall have public utilities and facilities such as sewer, gas, electrical, and water systems located and constructed to minimize flood damage;
      (3)   All subdivision proposals shall have adequate drainage provided to reduce exposure to flood damage; and
      (4)   Base flood elevation data shall be provided for subdivision proposals and other proposed development whenever the floodway/flood boundary maps indicate that the land in question is impacted by a special flood hazard area; the determination will be made or will be approved by the City Engineer.
('74 Code, § 7-3-7A)  (Ord. 99-1981; Am. Ord. 77-1983; Am Ord. 66-1987)