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A. A development permit shall be obtained before construction or development begins within any area of special flood hazard established in CEMC Section 15.24.060. The permit shall be for all structures including manufactured homes, as set forth in the definitions, and for all development including fill and other activities, also as set forth in the definitions.

B. Application for Development Permit. Application for a development permit shall be made on forms furnished by the city and may include but not be limited to plans in duplicate drawn to scale showing the nature, location, dimensions, and elevations of the area in question, existing or proposed structures, fill, storage of materials, drainage facilities, and the location of the foregoing. Specifically, the following information is required:

1. Proposed elevation in relation to mean sea level of the lowest floor (including basement) of all structures;

2. Proposed elevation in relation to mean sea level to which any structure will be floodproofed;

3. Certification by a registered professional engineer or architect that the floodproofing methods for any nonresidential structure meet the floodproofing criteria in CEMC Section 15.24.150(B);

4. Description of the extent to which a watercourse will be altered or relocated as a result of proposed development;

5. Where development is proposed in a floodway, an engineering analysis indicating no rise of the base flood elevation; and

6. Any other such information that may be reasonably required by the floodplain administrator in order to review the application.

C. Development Permit Fee. An application fee, as set forth by resolution of the city council, must be paid at the time of application.

(Ord. 1615 § 3 (Exh. A), 2021)