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Any construction on property located within designated flood plain areas must comply with Chapter 155: Floodplain Management Standards of this code. The appropriate building authority may deny a building permit for new construction or substantial improvements in existing structures in the flood plain area, herein defined as that part of the city located outside of the permanent flood-control levies or devices with a mean sea level elevation of 610 feet or lower, if the following protective devices or construction techniques are not included in the application for the permit:
(A) The structure must be designed and anchored to prevent flotation, collapse, or lateral movement.
(B) The applicant must use construction materials and utility equipment that are resistant to flood damage.
(C) The applicant must use construction methods and practices that will minimize flood damage.
(D) The applicant must provide adequate, protective devices to prevent flood waters from entering the municipal water or sewerage systems.
('69 Code, § 5-17) (Ord. O-71-24, passed 12-14-71; Am. Ord. O-04-30, passed 12-13-04; Am. Ord. O-05-02, passed 2-28-05)