§ 17.8.325  DESIGNATION, DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE CITY ENGINEER.
   A.   The is hereby appointed to administer and implement this Code by granting or denying permit in accordance with its provisions.
   B.   The duties of the shall include, but not be limited to:
      1.   Reviewing all permits to determine that the permit requirements of this Code have been satisfied;
      2.   Reviewing all permits to determine that all necessary permits have been obtained from those federal, state or local governmental agencies from which prior approval is required;
      3.   Reviewing all permits to determine if the proposed is located in the . If located in the , ensure that the encroachment provisions of § 17.8.345 are met; and
      4.   Providing the elevation as has been determined in accordance with § 17.8.315B., Basis for Establishing to the , along with any freeboard requirements established in § 17.8.335B., Specific Standards.
   C.   Use of other data in “A” Zones. When elevation data has not been provided in accordance with § 17.8.315B., Basis for Establishing the , the shall obtain, review and reasonably utilize any elevation and data available from a federal, state or other source, in order to administer §§ 17.8.335B., Specific Standards and 17.8.345, .
   D.   Information to be obtained and maintained.
      1.   Where elevation data is provided through the , or as required in § 17.8.325, the shall obtain and record the actual elevation (in relation to mean sea level) of the (including and ) of all new or substantially improved , and whether or not the contains a .
      2.   For all new or substantially improved floodproofed where elevation data is provided through the , or as required in § 17.8.325, the shall:
         a.   Verify and record the actual elevation (in relation to mean seal level);
         b.   Maintain the floodproofing certifications required in § 17.8.320B.3.; and
         c.   Maintain for public inspection all records pertaining to the provisions of this Code.
   E.   Alteration of watercourses.
      1.    shall not diminish the -carrying capacity of a watercourse. If any watercourse will be altered or relocated as a result of the proposed , the shall submit certification by a registered professional engineer that the -carrying capacity of the watercourse will not be diminished.
      2.   The shall:
         a.   Notify adjacent communities, the Department of Land Conservation and Development and other appropriate state and federal agencies, prior to any alteration or relocation of a watercourse, and submit evidence of such notification to the Federal Insurance Administration; and
         b.   Require that maintenance is provided within the altered or relocated portion of said watercourse so that the carrying capacity is not diminished.
      3.    shall obtain a from FEMA before any encroachment, including fill, new construction, or other , in the regulatory is permitted. The shall be responsible for preparing technical data to support the any paying any processing or fees to FEMA.
   F.   Requirement to submit new technical data.
      1.   The shall:
         a.   Notify FEMA within six months of project completion when an had obtained a from FEMA, or when altered a watercourse, modified boundaries or modified elevations. This notification shall be provided as a ; and
         b.   Be under no obligation to sign the Community Acknowledgment Form, which is part of the / , until the demonstrates that the project will or has met the requirements of this Code and all applicable State and Federal laws.
      2.   The shall be responsible for preparing technical data to support the and paying any processing or fees to FEMA.
   G.   Non-conversion of enclosed areas below the . To ensure that enclosed areas below the continue to be used solely for parking vehicles, limited storage, or to the and not be finished for use as human habitation/recreation/bathrooms, etc., the shall:
      1.   Determine which for new construction and/or have fully-enclosed areas below the that are five feet or higher; and
      2.   Require such to enter in a “Non-Conversion Deed Declaration for Construction within Hazard Areas” or equivalent. The declaration shall be recorded with Washington County and shall be in a form acceptable to the .
   H.   Interpretation of boundaries. The shall make interpretations where needed, as to exact location of the boundaries of the areas of special hazards (for example, where there appears to be a conflict between a mapped boundary and actual field conditions). The contesting the location of the boundary shall be given a reasonable opportunity to the interpretation as provided in § 17.8.330.
(Ord. 2009-01, passed 3-9-2009; Ord. 2013-3, passed 5-22-2013; Ord. 2018-07, passed 10-8-2018)