(A)   The Building Inspector is hereby appointed as the Administrator to implement the provisions of this chapter.
   (B)   Duties of the Administrator shall include, but not be limited to, the following:
      (1)   Review all development permits to assure that the permit requirements of this chapter have been satisfied, and that proposed building sites will be reasonably safe from flooding;
      (2)   Review proposed development to assure that all necessary permits have been received from those governmental agencies from which approval is required by federal or state law, including § 404 of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act Amendments of 1972, 33 U.S.C. § 1344;
      (3)   Notify adjacent communities and the State Department of Economic and Community Development, Local Planning Assistance Office, prior to any alteration or relocation of a watercourse and submit evidence of such notification to FEMA;
      (4)   For any altered or relocated watercourse, submit engineering data/analysis within six months to FEMA to ensure accuracy of community FIRMs through the Letter of Map Revision process;
      (5)   Assure that the flood carrying capacity within an altered or relocated portion of any watercourse is maintained;
      (6)   Record the elevation, in relation to mean sea level or the highest adjacent grade, where applicable, of the lowest floor (including basement) of all new and substantially improved buildings, in accordance with § 153.26 of this chapter;
      (7)   Record the actual elevation, in relation to mean sea level or the highest adjacent grade, where applicable to which the new and substantially improved buildings have been floodproofed, in accordance with § 153.26 of this chapter;
      (8)   When floodproofing is utilized for a non-residential structure, obtain certification of design criteria from a state registered professional engineer or architect, in accordance with § 153.26 of this chapter;
      (9)   Where interpretation is needed as to the exact location of 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), make the necessary interpretation. Any person contesting the location of the boundary shall be given a reasonable opportunity to appeal the interpretation as provided in this chapter;
      (10)   When base flood elevation data and floodway data have not been provided by FEMA, obtain, review and reasonably utilize any base flood elevation and floodway data available from a federal, state or other sources, including data developed as a result of these regulations, as criteria for requiring that new construction, substantial improvements or other development in Zone A on the city’s FIRM meet the requirements of this chapter; and
      (11)   Maintain all records pertaining to the provisions of this chapter in the office of the Administrator and shall be open for public inspection. Permits issued under the provisions of this chapter shall be maintained in a separate file or marked for expedited retrieval within combined files.
(1994 Code, § 14-404) (Ord. 514, passed 8-8-1994; Ord. 703, passed 5-24-2010)