(a) The low floor elevation of all new and reconstructed structures must be constructed at a minimum of two feet above the 100-year flood elevation where flood elevations have been established. Within landlocked basins, the low floor elevations of all new and reconstructed structures must be constructed at an elevation one foot above the surface overflow elevation or the calculated high water level from back-to-back 100-year, 24-hour storm events or the 100-year, ten-day snowmelt, whichever is higher.
(b) All outside entryways (including garages) must be at least 18 inches above the center of street in front of the entry, unless other measures to assure proper drainage are provided and approved.
(c) The plot plan submitted for a building permit shall indicate the elevation of all entryways (including garages) in relation to the street directly in front. For entry-ways less than 18 inches above the street, additional information must be provided to clearly indicate proposed drainage on the lot or parcel, its effect on adjacent properties, and the final disposal of storm water. The City Engineer shall review all plans wherein an entryway is proposed less than 18 inches above the centerline of the street. No building permits for such structures shall be issued until the report of the City Engineer has been received.
(d) The requirements in subsections (a), (b) and (c) above shall be a condition of any permit issued for such dwelling, and it shall be the duty of the Director of Community Development to enforce compliance with said requirements. The fee for such permit shall be as set forth in Article IX of this chapter.
(1958 Code, § 35.27) (Ord. 71-19, passed 3-15-1971, renumbered to § 35.15; Ord. 72-61, passed 11-20-1972, renumbered to § 35.06; Ord. 73-8, passed 1-22-1973; Ord. 2015-28, passed 11-2-2015)