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(A) Lands to which this article applies. These flood damage prevention regulations shall apply to all areas of special flood hazard within the jurisdiction of the city.
(B) Basis for establishing the areas of special flood hazard. The areas of special flood hazard identified by FEMA in a scientific and engineering report entitled, The Flood Insurance Study for Logan County, Oklahoma and Incorporated Areas dated September 29, 2010, with the accompanying Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) are hereby adopted by reference and declared to be apart of this article.
(C) Establishment of development permit. A development permit shall be required to ensure conformance with the provisions of these floodplain management regulations.
(D) Compliance. No structure or land shall hereafter be located, altered, or have its use changed without full compliance with the terms of this article and other applicable regulations.
(E) Abrogation and greater restrictions. This article is not intended to repeal, abrogate, or impair any existing easements, covenants, or deed restrictions. However, where this article and any other ordinance, easement, covenant, or deed restriction conflict or overlap, whichever imposes the more stringent restrictions shall prevail.
(F) Interpretation. In the interpretation and application of this article, all provisions shall be:
(1) Considered as minimum requirements;
(2) Liberally construed in favor of the governing body; and
(3) Deemed neither to limit nor repeal any other powers granted under state statutes.
(G) Warning and disclaimer or liability. The degree of flood protection required by this article is considered reasonable for regulatory purposes and is based on scientific and engineering considerations. On rare occasions greater floods can and will occur and flood heights may be increased by man-made or natural causes. This article does not imply that land outside the areas of special flood hazards or uses permitted within such areas will be free from flooding or flood damages. This article shall not create liability on the part of the city or any official or employee thereof for any flood damages that result from reliance on this article or any administrative decision lawfully made hereunder.
(Ord. 3214, passed 9-21-10)