[CC 2001 §15.12.080; Ord. No. 6.31A §8, 8-10-1999; Ord. No. 061101 Art. 3 §A, 6-9-2011]
A floodplain development permit shall be required for all proposed construction or other development, including the placement of manufactured homes, in the areas described in Article III, Section 415.020. No person, firm, corporation, or unit of government shall initiate any development or substantial improvement or cause the same to be done without first obtaining a separate floodplain development permit for each structure.
[CC 2001 §15.12.090; Ord. No. 6.31A §9, 8-10-1999; Ord. No. 061101 Art. 3 §B, 6-9-2011]
The City Manager is hereby appointed to administer and implement the provisions of this Chapter.
[CC 2001 §15.12.100; Ord. No. 6.31A §10, 8-10-1999; Ord. No. 061101 Art. 3 §C, 6-9-2011]
Duties of the City Manager shall include, but not limited to:
View of all applications for floodplain development permits to assure that sites are reasonably safe from flooding and that all development requirements of this Chapter have been satisfied;
Review applications for floodplain development permits to assure all necessary permits from Federal, State, or local governmental agencies, from which prior approval is required, have been obtained;
Review all subdivision proposals and other proposed new development, including manufactured home parks or subdivisions, to determine whether such proposals will be reasonably safe from flooding;
Issue permits for all approved floodplain development applications;
Notify adjacent communities and the Missouri State Emergency Management Agency (MO SEMA) prior to any alteration or relocation of a watercourse, and submit evidence of such notification to the Federal Emergency Agency (FEMA);
Assure that the flood-carrying capacity is not disturbed in any way and shall be maintained within the altered or relocated portion of any watercourse.
Where base flood elevation from other sources is utilized within unnumbered A Zones:
Verify and maintain a record of the actual elevation (in relation to mean sea level) of the lowest floor (including basement) of all new or substantially improved structures;
Verify and maintain a record of the actual elevation (in relation to mean sea level) that the new or substantially improved non-residential structures have been floodproofed;
When floodproofing techniques are utilized for a particular non-residential structure, the City Manager shall require certification from a registered professional engineer or architect.
[CC 2001 §15.12.110; Ord. No. 6.31A §11, 8-10-1999; Ord. No. 061101 Art. 3 §D, 6-9-2011]
To obtain a floodplain development permit, the applicant shall first file an application in writing on a form furnished for that purpose. Every floodplain development permit application shall:
Describe the land on which the proposed work is to be done by lot, block and tract, house and street address, or similar description that will readily identify and specifically locate the proposed building or work;
Identify and describe the work to be covered by the floodplain development permit;
Indicate the use or occupancy for which the proposed work is intended;
Indicate the assessed value of the structure and the fair market value of the improvement;
Identify the existing base flood elevation and the elevation of the proposed development;
Give such other information as reasonably may be required by the City Manager;
Be accompanied by plans and specifications for proposed construction; and
Be signed by the permittee or his authorized agent who may be required to submit evidence to indicate such authority.