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a. Chief Building Inspector and Building Inspectors to Review. The Chief Building Inspector and Building Inspectors shall review all building permit applications for new construction or substantial improvements to determine whether proposed building sites will be reasonably safe from flooding. If a proposed building site is in a location that has a flood hazard, any proposed new construction or substantial improvement including prefabricated and mobile homes must:
1. Be designed or modified and anchored to prevent flotation, collapse, or lateral movement of the structure.
2. Use construction materials and utility equipment that are resistant to flood damage, and
3. Use construction methods and practices that will minimize flood damage.
b. Planning Commission to Review. The City-County Planning Commission of Warren County shall review subdivision proposals, all other proposed new developments and all proposed replacement developments to assure that:
1. All such proposals are consistent with the need to minimize flood damage.
2. All public utilities and facilities, such as sewer, gas, electric, water and telephone systems are located, elevated and constructed to minimize or eliminate flood damage, and
3. Adequate drainage is provided so as to reduce exposure to flood hazards.
c. New or Replacement Public Utility Systems Required. The City-County Planning Commission of Warren County shall require new or replacement public utility systems to be designed to minimize or eliminate infiltration of flood waters into the systems and discharges from the systems into flood waters.
(Ord. BG80-63, S7-1.1, 7/15/80; Ord. BG90-52, 10/2/90; Ord. BG91-1, 1/15/91)