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(A) Intent. It is intended to establish this district to promote public health, safety, and general welfare of the citizens in flood prone areas. Also, it is intended to hopefully minimize public and private losses due to flood conditions in specific areas by designation of the areas as floodway.
(B) Permitted uses.
(1) The requirements of this zone are subject to the general provisions of Chapter 152 of this code of ordinances.
(2) The following uses are permitted within the floodway.
(a) Open type uses, such as loading and unloading areas, parking lots, used car lots, signs, and gardens auxiliary to uses permitted in any adjoining district.
(b) Storage yards for equipment and material not subject to major damage by floods, provided such use is auxiliary to uses permitted in adjoining zoning districts and materials do not include flammables such as gasoline.
(c) Open-type public and private recreation facilities such as public parks, golf courses, driving ranges, drive-in theaters, fishing lakes, and boat docks.
(d) Circus, carnival, and similar transient amusement enterprises.
(e) Agricultural uses, including farming, grazing, and livestock raising.
(f) Utilities, road and railroad bridges, electric and other transmission lines.
(g) Any other uses customarily accessory or incidental to the above uses.
(C) Approval of Planning Commission. No permit shall be issued for the construction of any building or for any use within the Floodway Zone until the plans for such construction or use have been submitted to the Planning Commission and approval is given in writing for such construction or use. The Planning Commission may make its approval subject to such conditions necessary to carry out the purpose of the Floodplain Zone. In its review of plans submitted, the Planning Commission shall be guided by the following standards, keeping in mind that the purpose of the floodplain is to prevent encroachment in to the floodway which will unduly increase flood heights and endanger life and property. Any use permitted shall be a type not appreciably damaged by the floodwaters, provided no structures for human habitation shall be permitted.
(Ord. 794, passed 12-22-83; Am. Ord. 89-890, passed 4-27-89; Am. Ord. 90-925, passed 7-26-90) Penalty, see § 156.999