This chapter shall apply to the regulatory floodplain, which is comprised of the special flood hazard area and all protected areas within the jurisdiction of the city.
In order to accomplish its purposes, this chapter includes methods and provisions for:
   A.   Restricting or prohibiting uses which are dangerous to health, safety, and property due to water or erosion hazards, or which result in damaging increases in erosion or in flood heights or velocities;
   B.   Requiring that uses vulnerable to floods, including facilities which serve such uses, be protected against flood damage throughout their intended life span;
   C.   Controlling the alteration of natural floodplains, stream channels, and natural protective barriers, which help accommodate or channel floodwaters;
   D.   Controlling filling, grading, dredging, and other development which may increase flood damage;
   E.   Preventing or regulating the construction of flood barriers which will unnaturally divert floodwaters or may increase flood hazards in other areas;
   F.   Defining and clarifying the terms and phrases used in section 14-1-5 of this chapter;
   G.   Identifying the regulatory floodplain, the special flood hazard area, and the protected area and the supporting technical data needed to delineate those areas;
   H.   Establishing a permit requirement in section 14-1-8 of this chapter so that all human development that may affect flood hazards, water quality, and habitat are reviewed before it is constructed;
   I.   Setting minimum protection standards in section 14-1-10 of this chapter for all development to ensure that the development will not increase the potential for flood damage or adversely affect natural floodplain functions; and
   J.   Setting minimum standards to protect new and substantially improved structures from flood damage in section 14-1-9 of this chapter. (Ord. 2017-1006, 2-22-2017)