(A)   The floodplain administrator shall require permits for proposed construction and other development within all flood-related erosion-prone areas.
   (B)   The floodplain administrator shall review permit applications to determine whether the proposed site alterations and improvements will be reasonably safe from flood-related erosion and will not cause flood-related erosion hazards or otherwise aggravate the existing hazard.
   (C)   If a proposed improvement is found to be in the path of flood-related erosion or would increase the erosion hazard, the floodplain administrator shall require that such improvement be relocated or adequate protective measures be taken to avoid aggravating the existing erosion hazard.
   (D)   Within Zone E on the Flood Insurance Rate Map, a setback is required for all new development from the ocean, lake, bay, riverfront or other body of water to create a safety buffer consisting of a natural vegetative or contour strip. This buffer shall be designated according to the flood-related erosion hazard and erosion rate, in relation to the anticipated "useful life" of structures, and depending upon the geologic, hydrologic, topographic and climatic characteristics of the land. The buffer may be used for suitable open space purposes, such as for agricultural, forestry, outdoor recreation and wildlife habitat areas, and for other activities using temporary and portable structures only.
(Ord. No. 2640)