This chapter shall apply to all areas of special flood hazard within the jurisdiction of the Borough of Alpha, Warren County, New Jersey.
The areas of special flood hazard for the Borough of Alpha, Community No. 340576, are identified and defined on the following documents prepared by the Federal Emergency Management Agency: the flood Insurance Rate Map for Warren County, New Jersey (All Jurisdictions) as shown on Index and Panel Nos. 34041C0291E, 34041C0292E, 34041C0293E, and 34041C0294E, whose effective date is September 29, 2011.
The above documents are hereby adopted and declared to be a part of this chapter. The Flood Insurance Study and maps are on file at the Borough's Municipal Building, 1001 East Boulevard, Alpha, New Jersey 08865.
No structure or land shall hereafter be constructed, located, extended, converted, or altered without full compliance with the terms of this chapter and other applicable regulations.
Violation of the provisions of this chapter by failure to comply with any of its requirements, including violations of conditions and safeguards established in connection with conditions, shall constitute a violation of the Borough Code.
Any person who violates this chapter or fails to comply with any of its requirements shall, upon conviction thereof, be fined not more than $2,000 or shall be imprisoned for not more than two days, or both, for each violation and, in addition, shall pay all costs and expenses involved in the case.
Nothing herein contained shall prevent the Borough of Alpha from taking such other lawful action as is necessary to prevent or remedy any violation.
This chapter is not intended to repeal, abrogate, or impair any existing easements, covenants, or deed restrictions. However, where this chapter and other ordinances, easements, covenants, or deed restrictions conflict or overlap, whichever imposes the more stringent restrictions shall prevail.
In the interpretation and application of this chapter, all provisions shall be:
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 areas of special flood hazard 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 Borough of Alpha, any officer or employee thereof or the Federal Insurance Administration for any flood damages that result from reliance on this chapter or any administrative decision lawfully made thereunder.