Sec. 27-245.  Development permit - Flood Plain Overlay.


(a)   Permit required.  No person, firm or corporation shall initiate any development or substantial improvement or cause the same to be done without first obtaining a separate permit for development for each such building or structure.


(b)   Administration.


(1)       The enforcement officer is hereby appointed to administer and implement the provisions of this division.


(2)       The duties of the enforcement officer shall include, but not be limited to:


a.         Review all development permits to assure that sites are reasonably safe from flooding and that the permit requirements of this division have been satisfied.


b.         Review permits for proposed development to assure that all necessary permits have been obtained from those federal, state or local governmental agencies from which prior approval is required.


c.         Notify adjacent communities and the Nebraska Natural Resources Commission Flood Plain Management Section prior to any alteration or relocation of a watercourse, and shall submit evidence of such notification to the Federal Insurance Administration when participating in the National Flood Insurance Program.


d.         Assure that maintenance is provided within the altered or relocated portion of said watercourse so that the flood carrying capacity is not diminished.


e.         Verify and record the actual elevation (in relation to mean sea level) of the lowest floor (including basement) of all new or substantially improved structures.


f.          Verify and record the actual elevation (in relation to mean sea level) to which the new or substantially improved structures have been floodproofed.


g.         When floodproofing is utilized for a particular structure, the enforcement officer shall be presented certification that the floodproofing requirements in Sec. 27-248 have been met or exceeded from a registered professional engineer or architect.


(3)       Application for permit.

To obtain a permit, the applicant shall first file an application in writing on a form furnished for that purpose.  Every such application shall:


a.         Identify and describe the work to be covered by the permit.


b.         Describe the land on which the proposed work is to be done by lot, block, tract and house and street address, or similar description that will readily identify and definitely locate the proposed building or work.


c.         Indicate the use or occupancy for which the proposed work is intended.


d.         Be accompanied by plans and specifications for proposed construction.


e.         Be signed by the permittee or his or her authorized agent who may be required to submit evidence to indicate such authority.


f.          Give such other information as reasonably may be required by the enforcement officer. 


Source:  Ord. No. 4603, 1, 9-16-02