The objectives of this chapter are to:
   (A)   Protect human life, safety, 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 losses and interruptions;
   (E)   Minimize damage to public facilities and utilities (i.e. water and gas mains, electric, telephone, cable and sewer lines, streets, and bridges) that are located in flood prone areas;
   (F)   Minimize damage to private and public property due to flooding;
   (G)   Make flood insurance available to the community through the National Flood Insurance Program;
   (H)   Maintain the natural and beneficial functions of floodplains;
   (I)   Help maintain a stable tax base by providing for the sound use and development of flood prone areas; and
   (J)   Ensure that potential buyers are aware that property is in a Special Flood Hazard Area.
(Ord., passed 8-23-89; Am. Ord., passed 11-22-05; Am. Ord., passed 4-25-18)