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The Director shall be responsible for the general administration and enforcement of this chapter, which shall include the following duties and responsibilities.
A. Determining the Floodplain Designation. The Director shall check all new development sites to determine whether they are in a Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) and, if they are in a SFHA, whether they are in a floodway, flood fringe or a floodplain on which a detailed study has not been conducted which drains more than one square mile.
B. Professional Engineer Review. If the development site is within a floodway or in a floodplain on which a detailed study has not been conducted and which drains more than one square mile, then the permit application shall be referred to the Village Engineer for review to ensure that the development meets the requirements of Section 15.68.060 of this chapter. In the case of an appropriate use, the Village Engineer shall state in writing that the development meets the requirements of Section 15.68.060.
C. Dam Safety Requirements.If the proposed development activity includes construction of a dam as defined in Section 15.68.020 of this chapter, the Director shall ensure that an IDNR/OWR Dam Safety Permit has been issued or that a letter indicating no Dam Safety Permit is required. Regulated dams may include weirs, restrictive culverts or impoundment structures.
D. Other Permit Requirements. The Director shall ensure that any and all required federal, state and local permits are received prior to the issuance of a Watershed Management Permit.
E. Plan Review and Permit Insurance. The Director shall ensure that all development activities in SFHAs under the jurisdiction of the Village meet the requirements of this chapter. The Director shall issue a Watershed Management Permit in accordance with the provisions of this chapter and other regulations of the Village only if the development meets the conditions of this chapter and other applicable regulations of the Village.
F. Inspection Review. The Director shall inspect all development projects before, during and after construction to ensure that all structures are at a proper elevation and that they comply with the provisions of this chapter.
G. Elevation and Floodproofing Certificates. For all buildings subject to Section 15.68.080 of this chapter, the Director shall maintain Elevation Certificates certifying the elevation of the lowest floor (including basement) of a residential or nonresidential building, or the elevation to which a nonresidential building has been floodproofed, using a Floodproofing Certificate. The Elevation Certificate and Floodproofing Certificate shall be available for public inspection and copying.
H. Records for Public Inspection. The Director shall maintain, for public inspection and copying, base flood data, SFHA and regulatory floodway maps, copies of federal or state permit documents, variance documentation, Conditional Letter of Map Revision, Letter of Map Revision, Letter of Map Amendment and as-built elevations and floodproofing or elevation and floodproofing certificates for all buildings constructed subject to this chapter.
I. State Permits. The Director shall ensure that construction authorization has been granted by IDNR/OWR for all development projects subject to Sections 15.68.060 and 15.68.070 of this chapter, unless enforcement responsibility has been delegated to the Village. However, the following review approvals are not delegated to the Village and shall require review or permits from IDNR/OWR:
1. Exempt organizations as defined in Section 15.68.020 of this chapter;
2. IDNR/OWR projects, dams or impoundment structures as defined in Section 15.68.020 of this chapter and all other state, federal or local unit of government projects, including projects of the Village and county, except for those projects meeting the requirements of Section 15.68.060(I) of this chapter;
3. An engineer's determination that an existing bridge or culvert crossing is not a source of flood damage and the analysis indicating the proposed flood profile, per Section 15.68.060(E)(5);
4. An engineer's analysis of the flood profile due to Section 15.68.060(E)(4) of this chapter;
5. Alternative transition sections and hydraulically equivalent compensatory storage as indicated in Section 15.68.060(E)(1), (2) and (8) of this chapter;
6. Permit issuance of structure within or over publicly navigable rivers, lakes and streams;
7. Any changes in the base flood elevation or floodway locations; and
8. Base flood elevation determinations where none now exist.
J. Cooperation With Other Agencies. The Director shall cooperate with state and federal floodplain management agencies to improve base flood or one hundred (100) year frequency flood and floodway data and to improve the administration of this chapter. The Director shall submit data to IDNR/OWR and FEMA for proposed revision of a regulatory map, shall submit reports as required for the National Flood Insurance Program and shall notify FEMA of any proposed amendments to this chapter.
K. Promulgate Regulations. The Director shall promulgate rules and regulations as necessary to administer and enforce the provisions of this chapter, subject, however, to the review and approval of IDNR/OWR and FEMA for any chapter changes. (Prior code § 28.03)
(MC-5-2014 §§ 16, 17, 04/17/2014)