(A)   It is the purpose of this chapter to promote the public health, safety and general welfare and to minimize public and private losses due to flood conditions in specific areas.
   (B)   This chapter is designed to:
      (1)   Restrict or prohibit uses which are vulnerable to flooding or erosion hazards, or which result in damaging increases in erosion, flood heights or velocities;
      (2)   Require that uses vulnerable to floods, including community facilities, be protected against flood damage at the time of initial construction;
      (3)   Control the alteration of natural floodplains, stream channels and natural protective barriers which are involved in the accommodation of flood waters;
      (4)   Control filling, grading, dredging and other development which may increase flood damage or erosion; and
      (5)   Prevent or regulate the construction of flood barriers which will unnaturally divert flood waters or which may increase flood hazards to other lands.
(Ord. 703, passed 5-24-2010)