§ 157.21  CITY MANAGER; DESIGNATION; DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES.
   (A)   The City Manager or his or her designee is hereby appointed to administer and implement this chapter by granting or denying development permit applications in accordance with its provisions.
(Prior Code, § 11.5-21)
   (B)   Duties of the City Manager shall include, but not be limited to:
      (1)   Permit review. It shall be the duty of the City Manager to:
         (a)   Review all development permits to determine that the permit requirements of this chapter have been satisfied;
         (b)   Review all development permits to determine that all necessary permits have been obtained from those federal, state or local governmental agencies from which prior approval is required;
         (c)   Review all development permits to determine if the proposed development adversely affects the flood carrying capacity of the area of special flood hazard. For purposes of this chapter, ADVERSELY AFFECTS means that the cumulative effects of the proposed development when combined with all other existing and anticipated development will not increase the water surface elevation of the base flood; and/or
         (d)   Require for subdivision proposals and other proposed development which contain at least 50 lots or 5 acres, whichever is less, base flood elevation data.
      (2)   Information to be obtained and maintained. It shall be the duty of the City Manager to:
         (a)   Obtain and record the actual elevation in relation to mean sea level of the lowest habitable floor, including basement, of all new or substantially improved structures, whether or not the structure contains a basement.
         (b)   For all new substantially improved floodproofed structures:
            1.   Verify and record the actual elevation in relation to mean sea level; and
            2.   Maintain the floodproofing certifications required in § 157.20(B)(3).
         (c)   Maintain for public inspection all records pertaining to the provisions of this chapter.
      (3)   Alteration of watercourses. It shall be the duty of the City Manager to:
         (a)   Notify adjacent communities and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Water Management Division, prior to any alteration or relocation of a watercourse, and submit evidence of such notification to the Federal Insurance Administration;
         (b)   Require that maintenance is provided within the altered or relocated portion of said watercourse so that the flood carrying capacity is not diminished.
(Prior Code, § 11.5-22)
(Ord. 79-3, passed 7-19-1979)