§ 152.03  STATEMENT OF PURPOSE.
   It is the purpose of this chapter to promote the public health, safety, and general welfare and to minimize those losses described in § 152.02(A) by applying the provisions of this chapter to:
   (A)   Restrict or prohibit uses which are dangerous to health, safety, or property in times of flooding or cause undue increases in flood heights or velocities;
   (B)   Require that uses vulnerable to floods, including public facilities which serve such uses, be provided with flood protection at the time of initial construction;
   (C)   Protect individuals from buying lands which are unsuited for intended purposes because of flood hazard; and
   (D)   Assure that eligibility is maintained for property owners in the community to purchase flood insurance in the National Flood Insurance Program.
(Ord. 621, passed 3-4-2008)