|Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - January 7, 2014|
Agenda Item #24
Floodplain Ordinance 13-39
Contact and/or Presenter Information
Sandy Tudor, CFM, Floodplain Investigator
941-748-4501, ext. 3843
Motion to adopt Floodplain Ordinance 13-39 and adopt, by reference, the Flood Insurance Rate Maps and Flood Insurance Study for Manatee County, Florida, and Incorporated Areas dated March 17, 2014.
Florida Statutes Section 125.01 and 553.73(5)
Title 44 of Code of Federal Regulations Sections 59-79
Second public hearing for this item.
Re-write of Manatee County Floodplain Ordinance 89-10, as revised and codified in Manatee County's Code of Ordinances, Chapter 2-10 Article II. Floodplain Management.
During a Community Assistance Visit November 10, 2011, by the Florida State Floodplain Management Office, deficiencies were discovered in the county's current ordinance. The county was given time to update the ordinance for compliance.
The Building and Development Services Department updated the ordinance and was preparing to present to the Board of County Commissioners in 2012 when the Florida State Floodplain Office requested that the county wait for the Florida Model Ordinance which was forthcoming. Final version of the Florida Model Ordinance was received January 15, 2013.
This ordinance is to be a companion to the 2010 Florida Building Code which has incorporated flood resistant construction standards.
To add language that has the potential of earning 70 additional credit points in the Community Rating System (CRS). As a participant of the Community Rating System, Manatee County is currently a Class 5 with 2,627 credit points, which gives citizens in the Special Flood Hazard Area (Zones starting with A or V) a 25% discount on their flood insurance premiums and a 10% discount in the non-Special Flood Hazard Area (Zone X). To attain the next class, 373 credit points are required.
Added language to "substantial improvement", tracking permits for a period measured from the date of the permit application to a date 12 months following the issuance of the Certificate of Occupancy to prevent "phasing", one permit after another by which a legally non-conforming structure, in essence, exceeds 50% the market value of the structure before the first permit. This has previously been done by policy.
Added the definition of "substantial demolition". FEMA, as recently as 2000, has cited Manatee County as not be in compliance with our ordinance by allowing excessive demolition of a building being altered and deemed the work a substantial improvement. This is designed to calculate the amount of the building being removed and not allowing demolition down to one wall and the slab. This has been done by policy.
The Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) and the Flood Insurance Study for Manatee County, Florida, and the Incorporated Areas, dated March 17, 2014, will be adopted by reference. This is a required condition of continued eligibility in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).
Staff recommends approval.
County Attorney Review
Formal Written Review (Opinion memo must be attached)
Explanation of Other
Instructions to Board Records
Send a signed copy of Ordinance 13-39 to State of Florida Secretary of State and Municipal Code Corporation.
Please forward a signed and stamped document to Sandy Tudor, CFM, Floodplain Investigator, Building & Development Services Department (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name
Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs
Attachment: Floodplain Ord RLS 13-179.pdf
Attachment: Bradenton Herald 12-20-13.pdf
Attachment: Herald Tribune 12-20-13.pdf
Attachment: ORDINANCE 13-39 FINAL 1-2-14.pdf