It is the purpose of this chapter to enact measures which require structures to be built at a flood protection elevation and/or with floodproofing in order to promote the public health, safety, and general welfare, and to minimize public and private losses due to flood conditions in specific areas by provisions designed:
   A.   To protect human life and health;
   B.   To minimize expenditure of public money and costly flood control projects;
   C.   To minimize the need for rescue and relief efforts associated with flooding and generally undertaken at the expense of the general public;
   D.   To minimize prolonged business interruptions;
   E.   To minimize damage to public facilities and utilities such as water and gas mains, electric, telephone and sewer lines, streets, and bridges located in areas of special flood hazard;
   F.   To help maintain a stable tax base by providing for the sound use and development of areas of special flood hazard so as to minimize future flood blight areas;
   G.   To ensure that potential buyers are notified that property is in an area of special flood hazard;
   H.   To ensure that those who occupy the areas of special flood hazard assume responsibility for their actions; and
   I.   To reduce the annual cost of flood insurance. (Ord. 2009-4, 7-2-2009, eff. 7-7-2009)