(A)   Warning and disclaimer of liability for flooding. This chapter does not imply that areas outside flood plain areas or land uses permitted within such districts will be free from flooding or flood damages. This chapter shall not create liability on the part of the City of Jordan or any officer or employee thereof for any flood damages that result from reliance on this chapter or any administrative decisions lawfully made thereunder. No responsibility or liability shall arise from the design or operation of subdivision drainage facilities dedicated to the City of Jordan until the city has accepted the dedication.
   (B)   Subdivision flooding and flood control. No land shall be subdivided if the City Council finds the land unsuitable for subdividing due to flooding and/or inadequate drainage, water supply, or sewage treatment facilities in accordance with this chapter and the Zoning Ordinance. Any building sites on lots within the flood plain district shall be at or above the regulatory flood protection elevation in accordance with this chapter and the Zoning Ordinance. All subdivisions shall have water supply and sewer disposal facilities that comply with the provisions of this chapter and any applicable building, health or safety codes, including the Minnesota State Building Code. All subdivisions shall have road access both to the subdivision and to the individual building sites no lower than 2 feet below the regulatory flood protection elevation. Each of the above requirements shall take into consideration the 100-year flood profile and other supporting material data in the Special Flood Hazard Boundary Map, Flood Insurance Study and/or the Flood Insurance Rate Map.
   (C)   Public utilities. All public utilities and facilities such as gas, electrical, telephone, sewer, and water supply systems to be located in the flood plain shall be elevated or floodproofed in accordance with the Minnesota State Building Code to an elevation no lower than the regulatory flood protection elevation, in accordance with state and federal agency regulations and the city’s Zoning Ordinance Shoreland Overlay District.
   (D)   Public transportation facilities.
      (1)   Railroad tracks, roads and bridges to be located within the Shoreland Overlay District, as defined by the city’s Zoning Ordinance, shall comply with this chapter and the Zoning Ordinance. Elevation to the regulatory flood protection elevation shall be provided where failure and interruption of these transportation facilities would result in danger to the public health or safety or where the facilities are essential to the orderly functioning of the area.
      (2)   Minor or auxiliary railroad tracks, roads, or bridges may be constructed at a lower elevation where failure or interruption of transportation services would not endanger the public health or safety and as long as the construction is in accordance with the rules and regulations of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources or other state agencies; the Federal Emergency Management Agency or other federal agencies; and/or the city’s Zoning Ordinance Shoreland Overlay District.
   (E)   Conformance. Plats within the Shoreland or Floodplain areas shall conform with Chapter 154 of the Jordan City Code.
   (F)   Platting. For all subdivisions in the floodplain, the Floodway and Flood Fringe District boundaries, the regulatory flood protection elevation and the required elevation of all access roads must be clearly labeled on all required subdivision drawings and platting documents.
(Ord. 85, passed 4- -2005; Am. Ord. 96, Second Series, passed 8-7-2006; Am. Ord. 2020-09, passed 1-4-2021)