For the purpose of this chapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
   BASE FLOOD. The flood having a 1% probability of being equaled or exceeded in any given year. The BASE FLOOD is also known as the 100-YEAR FLOOD. The base flood elevation at any location is as defined in § 155.04 below.
   BUILDING. A structure that is principally above ground and is enclosed by walls and a roof. The term includes a gas or liquid storage tank in order that such tanks will be constructed to the same flood damage protection standards. The term includes a mobile home or prefabricated building which is affixed on a permanent site and connected to the required utilities. The term does not include recreational vehicles or travel trailers.
   DEVELOPMENT. Any human-made change to real estate, including:
      (1)   Construction, reconstruction or placement of a building or an addition to a building valued at more than $1,000;
      (2)   Installing a mobile home on a site or preparing a site for a mobile home;
      (3)   Drilling, mining, installing utilities or facilities, construction of roads, bridges or similar projects valued at more than $1,000;
      (4)   Construction or erection of levees, walls or fences;
      (5)   Filling, dredging, grading, excavating or other nonagricultural alterations of the ground surface;
      (6)   Storage of materials; or
      (7)   Any other activity that might change the direction, height or velocity of flood or surface waters.
   DEVELOPMENT. Does not include:
      (1)   Maintenance of existing buildings and facilities such as re-roofing or re-surfacing roads;
      (2)   Repairs made to a damaged building that do not change the building’s exterior dimensions and that are valued at less than 50% of the value of the building before the damage occurred;
      (3)   Gardening, plowing or similar agricultural practices that do not involve filling, grading or construction of levees; or
      (4)   Agricultural development activities on farms as exempted by law.
   FLOOD. A general and temporary condition of inundation of normally dry land areas from the overflow, the unusual and rapid accumulation, or the runoff of surface waters from any source.
   FLOODWAY. That portion of the SFHA required to store and convey the base flood. If not prohibited, building or placing obstructions in a floodway will increase flood damages to other properties.
   FPE or FLOOD PROTECTION ELEVATION. The elevation of the base flood (plus one foot) at any given location in the SFHA.
   SFHA or SPECIAL FLOOD HAZARD AREA. Those lands within the jurisdiction of the village that are subject to inundation by the base flood. The SFHAs of the village generally identified as such on the flood insurance rate map (FIRM) of the village prepared by the Federal Insurance Administration and dated November 3, 1982.
(Ord. 377, passed 10-4-1982)