[Ord. No. 061101 Art. 1 §A, 6-9-2011]
The legislature of the State of Missouri has in Section 77.260, RSMo., delegated the responsibility to local governmental units to adopt floodplain management regulations designed to protect the health, safety, and general welfare. Therefore, the City Council of the City of Bonne Terre, Missouri ordains as follows.
[Ord. No. 061101 Art. 1 §B, 6-9-2011]
Flood Losses Resulting From Periodic Inundation. The special flood hazard areas of the City of Bonne Terre, Missouri are subject to inundation which results in loss of life and property, health and safety hazards, disruption of commerce and governmental services, extraordinary public expenditures for flood protection and relief, and impairment of the tax base; all of which adversely affect the public health and general welfare.
General Causes Of The Flood Losses. These flood losses are caused by:
[Ord. No. 061101 Art. 1 §C, 6-9-2011]
The purpose of this Chapter is to promote the public health, safety, and general welfare; to minimize those losses described in Article I, Section 405.003(A); to establish or maintain the community's eligibility for participation in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) as defined in 44 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 59.22(a)(3); and to meet the requirements of 44 CFR 60.3(b) by applying the provisions of this Chapter to:
Restrict or prohibit uses that are dangerous to health, safety or property in times of flooding or cause undue increases in flood heights or velocities;
Require uses vulnerable to floods, including public facilities that serve uses, be provided with flood protection at the time of initial construction; and
Protect individuals from buying lands that are unsuited for the intended development purposes due to the flood hazard.