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BULLET St. Louis City Revised Code Chapter 25.16 Flood Damage Building Precautions

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Chapter 25.16
Flood Damage Building Precautions

Sections:

25.16.010 Review of building permit applications.
25.16.020 Recommendations by building commissioner.
25.16.030 Requirements for proposed construction.
25.16.040 Board of public Service--Determinations.
25.16.050 Land use and control measures--Enactment.
25.16.060 Duties of director of public safety.
25.16.070 Implementation of chapter commitments.

25.16.010 Review of building permit applications.

The building commissioner for the city when reviewing applications for building permits, including the plans and specifications for the proposed construction, will review all building permit applications to determine if the proposed construction is consistent with the need to minimize flood damage.
(Ord. 56632 1, 1973.)

25.16.020 Recommendations by building commissioner.

The building commissioner shall review all building permit applications to determine if the site of the proposed construction is reasonably safe from flooding and to make recommendations for construction in all locations which have flood hazards.
(Ord. 56632 2, 1973.)

25.16.030 Requirements for proposed construction.

The building commissioner, in reviewing all applications for construction in flood hazard locations within the city, shall require that any such proposed construction must:

A. Be designed and anchored to prevent the flotation, collapse or lateral movement of the structure or portions of the structure due to flooding.

B. Use construction materials and utility equipment that are resistant to flood damage.

C. Use construction methods and practices that will minimize flood damage.

D. Provide adequate drainage in order to reduce exposure to flood hazards.

E. Locate public utilities and facilities on the site in such a manner as to be elevated or constructed to minimize or eliminate flood damage, such utilities and facilities including sewer, gas, electrical and water systems.
(Ord. 56632 3, 1973.)

25.16.040 Board of public service--Determinations.

The board of public service, in addition to the duties imposed by Article XIII, Section 4(d) of the City Charter, in reviewing all applications for additions or subdivisions, shall make finding of fact and determine if:

A. All such proposed developments are consistent with the need to minimize flood damage.

B. Adequate drainage is provided so as to reduce exposure to flood hazards.

C. Adequate drainage is provided so as not to increase the exposure to flood hazards of adjacent lands.

D. All public utilities and facilities are located, elevated and constructed so as to minimize or eliminate flood damage, these utilities and facilities to include sewer, gas, electrical and water systems.
(Ord. 56632 4, 1973.)

25.16.050 Land use and control measures--Enactment.

There is given assurance to the Federal Insurance Administration that this board of aldermen will enact and maintain in force for those areas subject to periodic flooding adequate land use and control measures with effective enforcement provisions consistent with the National Flood Insurance Regulations.
(Ord. 56633 1, 1973.)

25.16.060 Duties of director of public safety.

In addition to his other duties, the director of public safety shall be and is delegated, insofar as lawfully possible, the responsibility, authority and means, in cooperation with all other city officials and employees:

A. To delineate or assist the Administrator of the National Flood Insurance Program, 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.

B. To provide such information as the Administrator may request concerning present uses and occupancy of the floodplain areas.

C. To maintain for public inspection and furnishing upon request, with respect to each area having special flood hazards, information on elevations, in relation to mean sea level, of the lowest floors of all new or substantially improved structures.

D. To cooperate with federal, state and local agencies and private firms which undertake to study, survey, map or identify floodplain areas, and cooperate with neighboring communities with respect to planning for management of adjoining floodplain areas in order to prevent aggravation of existing hazards.

E. To submit on the anniversary date of initial eligibility under the National Flood Insurance Program an annual report to the Administrator on the progress made during the past year within the city in the development and implementation of floodplain area management measures.

F. To take such other official action as may be reasonably necessary to carry out the objectives of the program.
(Ord. 56633 2, 1973.)

V.A.M.S.:

70.330 Cooperation with United States for flood control

25.16.070 Implementation of chapter commitments.

The Director of Public Safety shall be responsible for, and is hereby vested with, the authority and means to implement all commitments made herein.
(Ord. 56633 3, 1973.)

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