§ 156.475 PURPOSE.
   Flood hazard zoning has been created to protect the public health and to reduce the financial burdens which may be imposed on the community, its governmental units and its citizens as a result of improper use of lands which are subject to periodic flooding. Construction or development of the flood hazard areas of the town could result in the potential loss of life and property, create health and safety hazards and lead to extraordinary public expenditures for flood protection and relief. Since development of these areas is not essential to the orderly growth of the community these lands are to be reserved for suitable open space uses that do not require structures or fill.
(2004 Code, § 10-100)