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CITY OF TIFFIN ORDINANCE NO. 2002 - 252 <br />AN ORDINANCE REPLACING THE "FLOOD PLAIN MANAGEMENT ORDINANCE", <br />OF THE MUNICIPAL CODE OF TIFFK IOWA: <br />BE IT ENACTED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF TIF'FIN, IOWA: <br />Section 1. Purpose. The purpose of this ordinance is to replace the "Flood Plain <br />Management Ordinance" adopted'in 1993, of the Municipal Code of Tiffin, Iowa, by <br />adopting the following: <br />Section 2. Amendment. <br />FLOODPLAIN MANAGEMENT ORDINANCE <br />SECTION I - Statutory Authority, Findings of Fact and Purpose <br />A. The Legislature of the State of Iowa has is Chapter 364, Code of Iowa, as amended, delegated <br />the power to cities to exercise any power and perform any function it deems appropriate tb <br />protect and preserve the rights, privileges and property of the city or of its residents, and to <br />preserve and improve the peace, safety, health, welfare, comfort and convenience of its <br />residents. <br />B. Findings of Fact <br />1. The flood hazard areas of Tiffin are subject to periodic inundation which can result in loss of <br />life and property, health and safety hazards, disruption of commerce and .governmental <br />services, extraordinary public expenditures for flood protection and relief, and impairment' of <br />the tax base all of which adversely affect the public health, safety and general welfare of the <br />community. <br />2. These flood losses, hazards, and related adverse effects are caused by: (i) The occupancy of <br />flood hazard areas by uses vulnerable to flood damages. which create hazardous conditions as <br />a result of being inadequately elevated or otherwise protected from flooding and. (ii) the <br />cumulative effect of obstructions on the flood plain causing increases Ain flood heights and <br />velocities. <br />C. Statement ofPurpose <br />It is the purpose of this Ordinance to protect and preserve the rights; privileges and property of <br />Tiffin and its residents and to preserve and improve the peace, safety, health, welfare, and comfort -- <br />and convenience of its residents by minimizing those flood losses described in Section IBI of this <br />Ordinance with provisions designed to: <br />1 <br />I 'd" £L£Z'ON K 1d3a3d3-1ddH <br />NVW 6 90H <br />k, <br />