14-1-4: PURPOSE:
The purpose of these regulations is to promote public health, safety and general welfare of the residents and minimize public and private losses due to flood conditions in regulated flood hazard areas. These regulations are intended to:
   A.   Protect human life and health;
   B.   Minimize expenditure of public money for costly flood control projects;
   C.   Minimize the need for rescue and relief efforts associated with flooding and generally undertaken at the expense of the general public;
   D.   Minimize prolonged business and public service interruptions;
   E.   Minimize damage to public facilities and utilities such as water and gas mains, electric, telephone and sewer lines, streets and bridges;
   F.   Help maintain a stable tax base by providing for the sound use and development of flood-prone areas in such a manner as to minimize future flood disruptions; and to
   G.   Ensure compliance with the minimum standards for the continued participation in the National Flood Insurance Program for the benefit of the residents. (Ord. 829, 12-5-2016)