Summary of an ordinance repealing and replacing language in Chapter 205.27 CREEK AND RIVER PRESERVATION OVERLAY of the Fridley Zoning Code pertaining to floodplain management and adopting new maps relative to said ordinance.
The City Council of the City of Fridley hereby finds, after review, examination and recommendation of staff, that the Fridley City Code be hereby amended as follows:
Section 1: That Section 205.27 of the Fridley Zoning Code entitled Creek and River Preservation District hereby be repealed in its entirety.
Section 2: That Section 205.27 of the Fridley Zoning Code be hereby renamed Floodplain Management Overlay Zoning District O-1 and amended as follows:
FRIDLEY ZONING CODE
CHAPTER 205.27 FLOODPLAIN MANAGEMENT OVERLAY DISTRICT
SECTION 1.0 STATUTORY AUTHORIZATION, FINDINGS OF FACT AND PURPOSE
1.1 Statutory Authorization: The legislature of the State of Minnesota has, in Minnesota Statutes Chapter 103F and Chapter 462 delegated the responsibility to local government units to adopt regulations designed to minimize flood losses. Therefore, the City Council of Fridley, Minnesota, does ordain as follows.
1.21 This ordinance regulates development in the flood hazard areas of Fridley, Minnesota. These flood hazard areas are subject to periodic inundation, which may result in loss of life and property, health and safety hazards, disruption of commerce and governmental services, extraordinary public expenditures for flood protection and relief, and impairment of the tax base. It is the purpose of this ordinance to promote the public health, safety, and general welfare by minimizing these losses and disruptions.
1.22 National Flood Insurance Program Compliance. This ordinance is adopted to comply with the rules and regulations of the National Flood Insurance Program codified as 44 Code of Federal Regulations Parts 59-78, as amended, so as to maintain the community’s eligibility in the National Flood Insurance Program.
1.23 This ordinance is also intended to preserve the natural characteristic and function of water courses and floodplains in order to moderate flood and storm water impacts, improve water quality, reduce soil erosion, protect aquatic and riparian habitat, provide recreational opportunities, provide aesthetic benefits and enhance community and economic development.
PASSED AND ADOPTED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF FRIDLEY THIS 23RD DAY OF NOVEMBER 2015.
SCOTT J. LUND, MAYOR
DEBRA A. SKOGEN, CITY CLERK
Public Hearing: November 9, 2015
First Reading: November 9, 2105
Second Reading: November 23, 2015
Published: December 4, 2015