A.   Lands To Which Chapter Applies: This chapter shall apply to all areas of special flood hazards within the jurisdiction of the city. (Ord. 463, 5-4-1987)
   B.   Basis For Establishing Areas Of Special Flood Hazard: The basis for establishing the areas of special flood hazard identified by the federal insurance administration in a scientific and engineering report entitled "The Flood Insurance Study For The City Of Heppner, Oregon", dated December 18, 2007, with accompanying flood insurance maps are hereby adopted by reference and declared to be a part of this chapter. The flood insurance study is on file at Heppner City Hall, 111 N. Main Street, Heppner, Oregon. (Ord. 561-07, 10-8-2007)
   C.   Abrogation And Greater Restrictions: This chapter is not intended to repeal, abrogate or impair any existing easements, covenants or deed restrictions. However, where this chapter and another ordinance, easement, covenant or deed restriction conflict or overlap, whichever imposes the more stringent restrictions shall prevail.
   D.   Interpretation: In the interpretation and application of this chapter, 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.
   E.   Warning And Disclaimer Of Liability: The degree of flood protection required by this chapter is considered reasonable for regulatory purposes and is based on scientific and engineering considerations. Larger floods can and will occur on rare occasions. Flood heights may be increased by manmade or natural causes. This chapter 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 chapter shall not create liability on the part of the city, any officer or employee thereof or the federal insurance administration, for any flood damages that result from reliance on this chapter or any administrative decision lawfully made hereunder. (Ord. 463, 5-4-1987)