§ 159.06  PRESERVATION OF FLOODPLAIN AREAS.
    (A)   In accordance with the Comprehensive Plan, land that is classified within any floodplain, including the 100-year floodplain with fully developed conditions for the entire watershed, shall not be reclaimed nor included as lot area.
   (B)   The protected floodplain or 100-year floodplain with fully developed conditions for the entire watershed is defined as the area that is certified by a professional engineer to be within the 100-year floodplain, assuming build-out or fully developed conditions for the entire area within the relevant watershed.
   (C)   No excavation, filling, grading, or any other type of altering the protected floodplain elevation shall occur until, and unless, the excavation, filling, grading, or alteration has been approved by the Council, who may ascertain, based upon a recommendation from the City's Engineer, that such alteration is not subject to flood damage and would not constitute an encroachment, hazard, or obstacle to the movement of flood waters and that the value and safety of other property, or the public health and welfare would not be endangered.
(2005 Code, § 12-1-6)  (Ord. 040617B, passed 7-1-2004; Ord. 181211B, passed 12-11-2018)