A.   Severability: If any section, clause, sentence, or phrase of this chapter is held to be invalid or unconstitutional by any court of competent jurisdiction, then said holding shall in no way affect the validity of the remaining portions of this chapter.
   B.   Conflicting Terms Of Other Ordinances: In the event of a conflict with the provisions of this chapter with other ordinances including, but not limited to, the zoning ordinance, subdivision ordinance, building code, or other ordinances of the city of Ponca City within the regulatory floodplain the provisions of this chapter shall prevail.
   C.   Effective Date: It is hereby found and declared by the city commission of Ponca City, Oklahoma, that severe flooding has occurred in the past within its jurisdiction and will certainly occur within the future; that flooding is likely to result in infliction of serious personal injury or death, and is likely to result in substantial injury or destruction of property within its jurisdiction; in order to effectively comply with minimum standards for coverage under the national flood insurance program; and in order to effectively remedy the situation described herein, it is necessary that this chapter become effective immediately.
Therefore, an emergency is hereby declared to exist, and this chapter, being necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health and safety, shall be in full force and effect from and after its passage and approval date of July 27, 2009. (Ord. 6103, 7-27-2009)