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(A) Variances shall only be issued upon a determination that the variance is the minimum necessary, considering the flood hazard, to afford relief; and in the instance of an historical building, a determination that the variance is the minimum necessary so as not to destroy the historic character and design of the building.
(B) Variances shall only be issued upon:
(1) A showing of good and sufficient cause;
(2) A determination that failure to grant the variance would result in exceptional hardship and;
(3) A determination that the granting of a variance will not result in increased flood heights, additional threats to public safety, extraordinary public expense, create nuisance, cause fraud upon or victimization of the public, or conflict with existing local laws or ordinances.
(C) Any applicant to whom a variance is granted shall be given written notice specifying the difference between base flood elevation and the elevation to which the building is to be built and stating that the cost of flood insurance will be commensurate with the increased risk resulting from the reduced lowest floor elevation.
(D) The Building Official shall maintain the records of all appeal actions and report any variances to the Federal Emergency Management Agency upon request.
('81 Code, § 152.04 d.) (Ord. passed 3-5-88; Am. Ord. passed 6-11-91; Am. Ord. passed 5-19-92; Am. Ord. passed 1-12-93)