(a)    The Building Inspector shall review all building permit applications for new construction or substantial improvements to determine whether proposed building sites will be reasonably safe from flooding. If a proposed building site is in a location that has a flood hazard, any proposed new construction or substantial improvement, including prefabricated and mobile homes, must:
      (1)    Be designed, or modified, and anchored to prevent flotation, collapse, or lateral movement of the structure;
      (2)    Use construction materials and utility equipment that are resistant to flood damage; and
      (3)    Use construction methods and practices that will minimize flood damage.
   (b)    The Building Inspector shall review subdivision proposals and other proposed new developments to assure that:
      (1)    All such proposals are consistent with the need to minimize flood damage;
      (2)    All public utilities and facilities, such as sewer, gas, electrical and water systems are located, elevated and constructed to minimize or eliminate flood damage; and
      (3)    Adequate drainage is provided so as to reduce exposure to flood hazards.
   (c)    The Building Inspector shall require new or replacement water supply systems and/or sanitary sewage systems to be designed to minimize or eliminate infiltration of flood waters into the systems and discharges from the systems into flood waters, and require on-site waste disposal systems to be located so as to avoid impairment of them or contamination from them during flooding.
(Res. 75-85. Passed 5-19-75.)