Sec. 27-243.  Statement of purpose - Flood Plain Overlay.


It is the purpose of this division to promote the public health, safety and general welfare and to minimize those flood losses resulting from periodic inundation which result in loss of life, property, or health or create safety hazards or the disruption of commerce and governmental services and which may cause extraordinary public expenditures for flood protection and relief, and impairment of the tax base all of which adversely affect the public health, safety and general welfare, by applying the provisions of this division to:


(1)       Restrict or prohibit uses which are dangerous to health, safety, or property in times of flooding or cause undue increases in flood heights or velocities.


(2)       Require that uses vulnerable to floods, including public facilities which serve such uses, be provided with flood protection at the time of initial construction.


(3)       Protect individuals from buying lands which are unsuited for intended purposes because of flood hazard.


(4)       Assure that eligibility is maintained for property owners in the community to purchase flood insurance in the National Flood Insurance Program when identified by the Federal Insurance Administration as a flood prone community. 


Source:  Ord. No. 4603, 1, 9-16-02