It is the purpose of this Chapter 151 to promote the public health, safety and general welfare, and 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, which are generally undertaken at the expense of the general public;
   (D)   Minimize prolonged business interruptions;
   (E)   Minimize damage to public facilities and utilities such as water and gas mains, electric, telephone and sewer lines, streets and bridges located in areas of special flood hazard;
   (F)   Help maintain a stable tax base by providing for the proper use and development of areas of special flood hazard so as to protect property and minimize future flood blight areas;
   (G)   Ensure that those who occupy the areas of special flood hazard assume responsibility for their actions;
   (H)   Minimize the impact of development on adjacent properties within and near flood-prone areas;
   (I)   Ensure that the flood storage and conveyance functions of the floodplain are maintained;
   (J)   Minimize the impact of development on the natural, beneficial values of the floodplain;
   (K)   Prevent floodplain uses that are either hazardous or environmentally incompatible; and
   (L)   Meet community participation requirements of the National Flood Insurance Program.
(Ord. 08-033, passed 7-1-08)