(a)    Municipal Annexation.
      (1)    All provisions of a county floodplain ordinance in effect on the date of annexation that exceed the requirements of this article shall remain in effect and shall be enforced by the Floodplain Administrator for all annexed areas until the municipality adopts and enforces a floodplain ordinance that meets or exceeds the requirements for participation in the National Flood Insurance Program.
      (2)    The City hereby acknowledges and accepts the responsibility for enforcing floodplain ordinance standards prior to annexation of any area containing identified floodplain areas.
      (3)    All plats or maps of annexation shall show floodplain boundaries, base flood elevation, and location of the floodway where determined, if any.
      (4)    In accordance with 44 CFR 59.22(a)(9)(v), the Floodplain Administrator must notify the state coordinating office and the Federal Insurance Administration in writing whenever the boundaries of the City have been modified by annexation or the City has otherwise assumed or no longer has authority to adopt and enforce floodplain management regulations for a particular area. In order that all flood insurance rate maps accurately represent the City's boundaries, a copy of a map of the City boundaries suitable for reproduction, clearly delineating the new boundaries or new area for which the City has assumed or relinquished floodplain management regulatory authority, must be included with the notification.
   (b)    Permits for Governmental Entities.  Unless specifically exempted by law, all public utilities and municipal, county, state and federal entities are required to comply with this article and obtain all necessary permits. Any entity claiming to be exempt from the requirements of this article must provide a written statement setting forth the rationale for exemption and file the same with FEMA. In addition, the entity claiming exemption shall provide copies of all relevant legal documentation demonstrating the exemption.
(Ord. 2261.  Passed 8-16-18.)