This chapter shall apply to all areas of special flood hazard within the jurisdiction of the Village of Huntington Bay, Suffolk County, New York.
The areas of special flood hazard for the Village of Huntington Bay, Community No. 361543, are identified and defined on the following documents prepared by the Federal Emergency Management Agency:
A scientific and engineering report entitled "Flood Insurance Study, Suffolk County, New York (all jurisdictions)," revised September 25, 2009.
Flood Insurance Rate Map for Suffolk County, New York Numbers 36103C0316H, 36103C0317H, 36103C0318H, 36103C0319H, whose effective date is September 25, 2009.
The above documents are hereby adopted and declared to be part of this chapter. The Flood Insurance Study and/or maps are on file at the Village of Huntington Bay, Village Hall, 244 Vineyard Road, Huntington Bay, New York 11743.
This chapter includes all revisions to the National Flood Insurance Program through October 27, 1997, and shall supercede all previous laws adopted for the purpose of flood damage prevention.
In their interpretation and application, the provisions of this chapter shall be held to be the minimum requirements, adopted for the promotion of the public health, safety and welfare. Whenever the requirements of this chapter are at variance with the requirements of any other lawfully adopted rules, regulations or ordinances, the most restrictive, or that imposing the higher standards, shall govern.
If any part or provision of this chapter or the application thereof to any person or circumstance be adjudged invalid by any court of competent jurisdiction, such judgment shall be confined in its operation to the part or provision or application directly involved in the controversy in which such judgment shall have been rendered and shall not affect or impair the validity of the remainder of this chapter or the application thereof to other persons or circumstances, and the Board of Trustees of the Incorporated Village of Huntington Bay hereby declares that it would have passed this chapter or the remainder thereof had such invalid application or invalid provision been apparent.
No structure in an area of special flood hazard shall hereafter be constructed, located, extended, converted or altered and no land shall be excavated or filled without full compliance with the terms of this chapter and any other applicable regulations. Any infraction of the provisions of this chapter by failure to comply with any of its requirements, including infractions of conditions and safeguards established in connection with conditions of the permit, shall constitute a violation. Any person or persons who violates this chapter or fails to comply with any of its requirements shall, upon conviction thereof, be fined no more than $250 or imprisoned for not more than 15 days, or both. Each day of noncompliance shall be considered a separate offense. Nothing herein contained shall prevent the Village of Huntington Bay, Suffolk County, New York, from taking such other lawful action as necessary to prevent or remedy an infraction. Any structure found not compliant with the requirements of this chapter for which the developer and/or owner has not applied and received an approved variance under Article VI will be declared noncompliant, and notification will be sent to the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
The degree of flood protection required by this chapter is considered reasonable for regulatory purposes and is based on scientific and engineering considerations. Larger floods can and will occur on rare occasions. Flood heights may be increased by man-made or natural causes. This chapter does not imply that land outside the area of special flood hazards or uses permitted within such areas will be free from flooding or flood damages. This chapter shall not create liability on the part of the Village of Huntington Bay, Suffolk County, New York, any officer or employee thereof or the Federal Emergency Management Agency for any flood damages that result from reliance on this chapter or any administrative decision lawfully made thereunder.