Town of Southborough, MA
Worcester County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Meeting of the Town of Southborough 4-16-2014 ATM by Art. 18.[1] Amendments noted where applicable.]
Editor's Note: This bylaw also repealed former Ch. 19, Flood Insurance, adopted 5-27-1975 ATM by Art. 46.
The Town assures the Federal Emergency Management Agency that it will enact as necessary, and maintain in force for those areas having flood hazards, adequate land use and control measures with effective enforcement provisions consistent with the criteria set forth in Section 60 of the National Flood Insurance Program Regulations found in 44 CFR.
The Town vests the Board of Selectmen with the responsibility, authority and means to:
Delineate or assist the Administrator, at his request, in delineating the limits of the areas having special flood hazards on available local maps of sufficient scale to identify the location of building sites.
Provide such information as the Administrator may request concerning present uses and occupancy of the floodplain.
Cooperate with federal, state and local agencies and private firms which undertake to study, survey, map and identify floodplain areas and cooperate with neighboring communities with respect to management of adjoining floodplain areas in order to prevent aggravation of existing hazards.
Submit on the anniversary date of the community's initial eligibility an annual report to the Administrator on the progress made during the past year within the community in the development and implementation of floodplain management measures.
The Town appoints the Board of Selectmen to maintain for public inspection and to furnish upon request a record of elevations, in relation to mean sea level, of the lowest floor, including basement, of all new or substantially improved structures located in the special flood hazard areas. If the lowest floor is below grade on one or more sides, the elevation of the floor immediately above must also be recorded.
The Town agrees to take such other official action as may be reasonably necessary to carry out the objectives of the program.