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(A) The city adopts the most current Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRM) and flood damage prevention ordinance and subsequent amendments on file with the county.
(B) (1) The flood damage prevention ordinance shall apply to all areas of special flood hazard within the jurisdiction of the city as identified by the Federal Emergency Management Agency in the county flood insurance study, and mandates that no structure or land in said areas shall hereafter be located, or extended, converted, or structurally altered, without compliance with its provisions;
(2) Requires the approval of the Floodplain Administrator and permit from the City Mayor and the state’s Division of Water for the placement of new construction, substantial improvements, or manufactured homes or businesses within areas of special flood hazard;
(3) New construction and substantial improvements shall be constructed with materials and utility requirement resistant to flood damage, and the lowest floor of any residential or business structure constructed or substantially improved shall have the lowest floor elevated to or above base flood elevation; and
(4) Provides penalties and/or imprisonment for each day a violation of this chapter continues.
(Ord. 14-0101, passed 2-6-2013)