A. The Town of Clarkdale, Arizona, joined the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) as a separate community in December 1982. The Town of Clarkdale, under the National Flood Insurance Program, is the entity responsible for floodplain administration within the Town. Each community that participates in the National Flood Insurance Program is required to adopt floodplain management regulations consistent with Federal and State criteria. The Flood Control District of Yavapai County has adopted floodplain regulations that meet the requirements of the National Flood Insurance Program.
1. Those certain documents entitled “Flood Insurance Study and Flood Insurance Rate Maps for Yavapai County, Arizona, and Incorporated Areas,” dated October 16, 2015, and “Yavapai County Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance,” dated November 1, 2010, and all subsequent amendments and/or revisions are hereby designated as public records and are hereby adopted as the legal basis for implementing floodplain management in this community.
2. Those public records entitled “Flood Insurance Study for Yavapai County Arizona, and Incorporated Areas,” dated October 16, 2015, with accompanying flood insurance rate maps (FIRMs) dated October 16, 2015, and all subsequent amendments and/or revisions, copies of which shall be kept on file in the office of the Town Clerk, are hereby adopted by reference, as the basis for establishing the special flood hazard areas in the Town of Clarkdale. The special flood hazard areas documented in the flood insurance study (FIS) and flood insurance rate maps (FIRMs) are the minimum area of applicability of the floodplain management regulations and may be supplemented by studies for other areas as allowed in the regulations.
3. A.R.S. § 48-3609 assigns powers and duties for floodplain management to the Flood Control District of Yavapai County. The Town of Clarkdale elects not to assume those powers and duties as provided for in A.R.S. § 48-3610. The Town of Clarkdale Building Official is appointed/designated as the National Flood Insurance Program Floodplain Administrator for the Town of Clarkdale and is responsible for coordinating with the Flood Control District of Yavapai County and will serve as the community point of contact on National Flood Insurance Program issues for County, State and Federal officials.
4. The Community Floodplain Administrator shall also be, at a minimum, responsible for the following:
a. Keep and maintain current flood insurance studies and flood insurance rate map(s) applicable to their community;
c. Keep and maintain elevation certificates (or acceptable records of lowest floor elevations) for all structures within the special flood hazard areas; and
d. Repeal or modify all existing local ordinances that conflict with these regulations.
B. Providing for Penalties. Any person found guilty of violating provisions of the Yavapai County Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance dated November 1, 2010, as amended and revised, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor. Each day that a violation continues shall be a separate offense punishable as therein described. [Ordinance #373, 2016; prior code § 13-1-1.]