Sec. 18-1-40.   Duties and responsibilities of City Manager.
   Duties of the City Manager shall include, but not be limited to:
   (1)   Building and development application review.
      a.   Review and/or arrange for all building and development permit applications to be reviewed as necessary to determine that the permit requirements of this Article have been satisfied.
      b.   Review all development 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 development permits to determine if the proposed development adversely affects the flood-carrying capacity of the area of special flood hazard. For the purposes of this Article, adversely affects means damage to adjacent properties because of rises in flood stages attributed to physical changes of the channel and the adjacent over bank areas.
         1.   If it is determined that there is no adverse effect and the development is not a building, then the development permit shall be granted without further consideration.
         2.   If it is determined that there is an adverse effect, then technical justification (i.e., a registered professional engineer's certification) for the proposed development shall be required for the issuance of a development permit.
         3.   If the proposed development is a building, then the provisions of this Article shall apply for a development permit.
   (2)   Use of other base flood data.
      a.   When base flood elevations data has not been provided in accordance with standards of the City, the City Manager shall obtain, review and reasonably utilize any base flood elevation and floodway data available from a federal, state or other source as criteria for requiring that new construction, substantial improvements or other development in Zone A are administered in accordance with said standards.
      b.   Since no base flood data is provided in accordance with said standards, the City Manager will utilize the Flood Hazard Identification Report, Willow Creek, Creede, Colorado, as written by the Colorado Department of Natural Resources, Colorado Water Conservation Board, dated December, 1986, and the resolution adopted by the same agency designating the floodplain areas in the City, as described in the Flood Hazard Identification Report, Willow Creek, Creede, Colorado. Such resolution is dated January 23, 1987.
   (3)   Information to be obtained and maintained for development permits.
      a.   Obtain and record the actual elevation (in relation to mean sea level) of the lowest floor (including basement) of all new or substantially improved structures, and whether or not the structure contains a basement.
      b.   For all new or substantially improved floodproofed structures:
         1.   Verify and record the actual elevation (in relation to mean sea level) to which the structure has been floodproofed.
         2.   Maintain the floodproofing certifications required in Section 18-1-20(3) above.
      c.   Maintain for public inspection all records pertaining to the provisions of this Article.
   (4)   Alteration of watercourses.
      a.   Notify adjacent communities and the Colorado Water Conservation Board prior to any alteration or relocation of a watercourse, and submit evidence of such notification to the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
      b.   Require that maintenance is provided within the altered or relocated portion of said 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 hazard (for example, where there appears to be a conflict between a mapped boundary and actual field conditions).
(Ord. 270 § 4.4, 1989; Ord. 347 §1, 2008)
Division 2   Balcony Permits