(A)   Variances shall be issued upon a determination that the variance is the minimum relief necessary, considering the flood hazard and the factors listed in § 153.27 of this chapter.
   (B)   Variances shall only be issued upon: a showing of good and sufficient cause, a determination that failure to grant the variance would result in exceptional hardship; or a determination that the granting of a variance will not result in increased flood heights, additional threats to public safety, extraordinary public expense, create nuisance, cause fraud on or victimization of the public or conflict with existing local laws or ordinances.
   (C)   Any applicant to whom a variance is granted shall be given written notice that the issuance of a Variance to construct a structure below the base flood elevation will result in increased premium rates for flood insurance (as high as $25 for $100) coverage, and that such construction below the base flood elevation increases risks to life and property.
   (D)   The Administrator shall maintain the records of all appeal actions and report any variances to FEMA upon request.
(1994 Code, § 14-406) (Ord. 514, passed 8-8-1994; Ord. 703, passed 5-24-2010)