§ 154.06  APPROVAL PROCEDURES.
   (A)   Four copies of complete plans shall be filed with the city. The city shall review and recommend such changes or modifications as are deemed necessary and may, when it deems appropriate, refer a copy of preliminary plans or extension of previously approved plans requiring water management and sediment control measures to the county soil and water conservation district for review and recommendation as to adequate water management and sediment control measures to prevent damage to other properties.
   (B)   The city shall:
      (1)   Review all permits to determine that the permit requirements of this chapter have been satisfied.
      (2)   Review all permits to assure that all necessary permits have been received from those federal, state or local governmental agencies from which prior approval is required. The applicant shall be responsible for obtaining such permits as required.
      (3)   Review all development permits to determine if the proposed development is located within a designated floodway.  Floodways may be delineated in other sources of flood information.  If the proposed development is located within a designated floodway, assure that the encroachment provision of § 154.05(D)(1) is met.
      (4)   Where base flood elevation data are utilized within areas of special flood hazard on a  community's Flood Insurance Rate Map, regardless of the source of such data, the following provisions apply:
         (a)   Obtain from the applicant and record the actual elevation (in relation to mean sea level) of the lowest floor, including basement, of all new or substantially improved structures, and whether or not such structures contain a basement.
         (b)   For all new or substantially improved floodproofed structures:
            1.   Obtain from applicant, verify and record the actual elevation (in relation to mean sea level) to which the structure was floodproofed; and
            2.   Maintain the floodproofing certifications required in § 154.03(C)(10).
         (c)   Maintain for public inspection all records pertaining to the provisions of this chapter.
      (5)   Notify adjacent communities and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division of Water, prior to any alteration or relocation of a watercourse, and submit evidence of such notification to the Federal Emergency Management Agency.  A watercourse is considered to be altered if any change occurs within its banks.  Maintain engineering documentation that the flood carrying capacity of the altered or relocated portion of said watercourse will not be diminished.  Required that necessary maintenance will be provided for the altered or relocated portion of said watercourse will not be diminished.  Require that necessary maintenance will be provided for the altered or relocated portion of said watercourse so that the flood carrying capacity will not be diminished.
      (6)   Require that necessary maintenance will be provided by the applicant for the altered or relocated portion of said watercourse so that the flood carrying capacity will not be diminished.
      (7)   Make interpretations, where needed, as to the exact location of the boundaries of the areas of special flood hazards (for example, where there appears to be a conflict between a mapped boundary and actual field conditions).  A person contesting the location of the boundary shall be given a reasonable opportunity to appeal the interpretation as provided in § 154.07.
   (C)   Areas of special flood hazard where base flood elevation data have not been provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency are designated as Zone A on the community's Flood Insurance Rate Map. Within these areas, the city shall obtain, review, and reasonably utilize any base flood elevation and floodway data available from a federal, state, or other source in order to administer § 154.05(A), (B) and (D).
   (D)   If the city approves the plans it shall issue a permit and shall ensure compliance by the applicant with the plans as finally approved.
   (E)   In order to ensure that emergency measures could be taken by the city if the water management and sediment control measures were not implemented according to the agreed-upon plan and schedule, a performance bond in the amount of the cost of the water management and sediment control measures may be required to be filed with the city. The performance bond shall authorize immediate payment to the city upon certification that necessary emergency work must be done immediately to ensure  proper water management and sediment control as a result of the landowner's failure to complete or adhere to the approved water management and sediment control plan.
   (F)   The city shall undertake continuing review and evaluation of the methods used and overall effectiveness of the storm water management and sediment control program.
(Ord. 13-1988, passed 3-2-88; Am. Ord. 5-1993, passed 2-3-93; Am. Ord. 5-2006, passed 4-5-06)