§ 155.01 PURPOSE.
   This chapter is enacted pursuant to the police powers granted to this village by Ill. Rev. Stat. (Ch. 24, §§ 1-2-1, 11-12-12, 11-30-2, 11-30-8 and 11-31-2) in order to accomplish the following purposes:
   (A)   To prevent unwise developments from increasing the flood or drainage hazards to others;
   (B)   To protect new buildings and major improvements to buildings from flood damage;
   (C)   To protect human life and health from the hazards of flooding;
   (D)   To lessen the burden on the taxpayer for flood control projects, repairs to flooding-damaged public facilities and utilities, and flood rescue and relief operations;
   (E)   To maintain property values and a stable tax base by minimizing the potential for creating flood blight areas;
   (F)   To make federally subsidized flood insurance available for property in the village; and
   (G)   To provide for the orderly growth and development (pursuant to the Village Comprehensive Plan) of an environment that is especially sensitive to changes from human activity.
(Ord. 377, passed 10-4-1982)