It is the purpose of these regulations to promote the public health, safety and general welfare, and to:
   (a)   Protect human life and health;
   (b)   Minimize expenditure of public money for costly flood control projects;
   (c)   Minimize the need for rescue and relief efforts associated with flooding and generally undertaken at the expense of the general public;
   (d)   Minimize prolonged business interruptions;
   (e)   Minimize damage to public facilities and utilities such as water and gas mains, electric, telephone and sewer lines, streets and bridges located in areas of special flood hazard;
   (f)   Help maintain a stable tax base by providing for the proper use and development of areas of special flood hazard so as to protect property and minimize future flood blight areas;
   (g)   Ensure that those who occupy the areas of special flood hazard assume responsibility for their actions;
   (h)   Minimize the impact of development on adjacent properties within and near flood prone areas;
   (i)   Ensure that the flood storage and conveyance functions of the floodplain are maintained;
   (j)   Minimize the impact of development on the natural, beneficial values of the floodplain;
   (k)   Prevent floodplain uses that are either hazardous or environmentally incompatible; and
   (l)   Meet community participation requirements of the National Flood Insurance Program.
(Ord. 2008-90.  Passed 7-7-08.)