Floodplain Management Ordinance

Floodplain Management Ordinance

ARTICLE III – APPLICATION FOR PERMIT

The application for a Flood Hazard Development Permit shall be submitted to the Planning Board and shall include:

  • A. The name, address and phone number of the applicant, owner, and contractor;
  • B. An address and a map indicating the location of the construction site;
  • C. A site plan showing location of existing and/or proposed development, including but not limited to structures, sewage disposal facilities, water supply facilities, areas to be cut and filled, and lot dimensions;
  • D. A statement of the intended use of the structure and/or development;
  • E. A statement of the cost of the development including all materials and labor;
  • F. A statement as to the type of sewage system proposed;
  • G. Specification of dimensions of the proposed structure and/or development;
    [Items H-K.2. apply only to new construction and substantial improvements.]
  • H. The elevation in relation to the National Geodetic Vertical Datum (NGVD), or to a locally established datum, of the:
    1. base flood at the proposed site of all new or substantially improved structures, which in Zone A is determined:
      • a. from any base flood elevation data from federal, state, or other technical sources (such as FEMA’s Quick-2 model, FEMA 265/July 1995), including information obtained pursuant to Article VI.J. and VIII.D.;
      • b. from the contour elevation extrapolated from a best fit analysis of the floodplain boundary when overlaid onto a USGS Quadrangle Map or other topographic map prepared by a Professional Land Surveyor or registered professional engineer, if the floodplain boundary has a significant correlation to the elevation contour line(s); or, in the absence of all other data,
      • c. to be the elevation of the ground at the intersection of the floodplain boundary and a line perpendicular to the shoreline which passes along the ground through the site of the proposed building.
  • I. A description of an elevation reference point established on the site of all developments for which elevation standards apply as required in Article VI;
  • J. A written certification by a Professional Land Surveyor, registered professional engineer or architect, that the base flood elevation and grade elevations shown on the application are accurate;
  • K. The following certifications as required in Article VI by a registered professional engineer or architect:
    1. a Floodproofing Certificate (FEMA Form 81-65, 01/03, as amended), to verify that the floodproofing methods for any non-residential structures will meet the floodproofing criteria of Article III.H.4.; Article VI.G.; and other applicable standards in Article VI;
    2. a Hydraulic Openings Certificate to verify that engineered hydraulic openings in foundation walls will meet the standards of Article VI.K.2.a.;
    3. a certified statement that bridges will meet the standards of Article VI.L.;
    4. a certified statement that containment walls will meet the standards of Article VI.M.;
  • L. A description of the extent to which any water course will be altered or relocated as a result of the proposed development; and,
  • M. A statement of construction plans describing in detail how each applicable development standard in Article VI will be met.