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It is the purpose of this chapter to protect and preserve the rights, privileges and property of the city and its residents and to preserve and improve the peace, safety, health, welfare, and comfort and convenience of its residents by minimizing those flood losses described in subsection 12-1-2A of this chapter with provisions designed to:
A. Restrict or prohibit uses which are dangerous to health, safety or property in times of flood or which cause excessive increases in flood heights or velocities.
B. Require that uses vulnerable to floods, including public facilities which serve such uses, be protected against flood damage at the time of initial construction or substantial improvement.
C. Protect individuals from buying lands which may not be suited for intended purposes because of flood hazard.
D. Assure that eligibility is maintained for property owners in the community to purchase flood insurance through the national flood insurance program. (Ord. 2002-104, 8-27-2002)