[R.O. 2014 §440.040; Ord. No. 986 Art. 2 §A, 8-8-2002; Ord. No. 1465 §1, 9-23-2010]
This Chapter shall apply to all lands within the jurisdiction of the City of Marshfield identified as unnumbered A Zones on the Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) for Webster County dated September 17, 2010 on panel numbers 29225C0135B, 29225C0150B and 29225C0175B, as amended, and any future revisions thereto. In all areas covered by this Chapter, no development shall be permitted except through the issuance of a floodplain development permit granted by the Board of Aldermen or its duly designated representative under such safeguards and restrictions as the Board of Aldermen or the designated representative may reasonably impose for the promotion and maintenance of the general welfare, health of the inhabitants of the community and as specifically noted in Article V.
[R.O. 2014 §440.050; Ord. No. 986 Art. 2 §B, 8-8-2002]
The Building Inspector is hereby designated as the Floodplain Administrator under this Chapter.
[R.O. 2014 §440.060; Ord. No. 986 Art. 2 §C, 8-8-2002]
No development located within the special flood hazard areas of this community shall be located, extended, converted or structurally altered without full compliance with the terms of this Chapter and other applicable regulations.
[R.O. 2014 §440.070; Ord. No. 986 Art. 2 §D, 8-8-2002]
It is not intended by this Chapter to repeal, abrogate or impair any existing easements, covenants or deed restrictions. However, where this Chapter imposes greater restrictions, the provisions of this Chapter shall prevail. All other ordinances inconsistent with this Chapter are hereby repealed to the extent of the inconsistency only.
[R.O. 2014 §440.080; Ord. No. 986 Art. 2 §E, 8-8-2002]
In their interpretation and application, the provisions of this Chapter shall be held to be minimum requirements, shall be liberally construed in favor of the Governing Body, and shall not be deemed a limitation or repeal of any other powers granted by State Statutes.
[R.O. 2014 §440.090; Ord. No. 986 Art. 2 §F, 8-8-2002]
The degree of flood protection required by this Chapter is considered reasonable for regulatory purposes and is based on engineering and scientific methods of study. Larger floods may occur on rare occasions or the flood heights may be increased by manmade or natural causes, such as ice jams and bridge openings restricted by debris. This Chapter does not imply that areas outside unnumbered A Zones or land uses permitted within such areas will be free from flooding or flood damage. This Chapter shall not create a liability on the part of the City of Marshfield, any officer or employee thereof for any flood damages that may result from reliance on this Chapter or any administrative decision lawfully made thereunder.