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COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

PERSON COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

MEETING AGENDA 304 South Morgan Street, Room 215

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Roxboro, NC 27573-5245 336-597-1720

Fax 336-599-1609

October 7, 2019 7:00pm

CALL TO ORDER .. Chairman Newell INVOCATION PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE DISCUSSION/ADJUSTMENT/APPROVAL OF AGENDA RECOGNITION: ITEM 1 Proclamation for Race

Unity Week ... Chairman Newell PUBLIC HEARING: ITEM 2 Text Amendment (TA-02-19) request by the Person County Planning Department staff to amend Articles 1 6 of the Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance of Person County . Lori Oakley ITEM 3 Consideration to Grant or Deny Request to Amend Articles 1 6 of the Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance of Person County ...Chairman Newell
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INFORMAL COMMENTS The Person County Board of Commissioners established a 10-minute segment which is open for informal comments and/or questions from

citizens of this county on issues, other than those issues for which a public hearing has been scheduled. The time will be divided equally among those wishing to comment. It is requested that any person who wishes to address the Board, register with the Clerk to the Board prior to the meeting.
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ITEM 4 DISCUSSION/ADJUSTMENT/APPROVAL OF CONSENT AGENDA

A. Approval of Minutes of September 23, 2019, B. Budget Amendment 7, and C. Authorization for a Contract with FourSquare Research, Inc. for a Market

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Study to Assess Opportunities for a YMCA

NEW BUSINESS: ITEM 5 Approval of Contract for Energov Project Oversight Consultant Services Laura Jensen ITEM 6 PATS Transportation for Mental Health

Community Outreach Program Laura Jensen
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CHAIRMAN S REPORT MANAGER S REPORT COMMISSIONER REPORTS/COMMENTS

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Note: All Items on the Agenda are for Discussion and Action as deemed appropriate by the Board.

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

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The Person County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing on October 7, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. in Room 215 of the Person County Office Building

at 304 South Morgan Street, Roxboro, North Carolina to hear the following:
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1. TA 02 19 A request by the Person County Planning Department staff to amend Articles 1 6 of the Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance of Person County

in order to comply with state and federal regulations.
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The public is invited to attend the meeting. Substantial changes may occur to the request based on comments from the public hearing. The Board

reserves the right to recess the public hearing to another place and time. For further information on the case(s) listed above, please contact the Person County Planning and Zoning Department at 336 597 1750.
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AGENDA ABSTRACT

Meeting Date: October 7, 2019

Agenda Title: Public Hearing for a Text Amendment (TA-02-19) request by the Person County Planning Department staff to amend Articles 1 6 of the

Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance of Person County in order to comply with state and federal regulations. The proposed text amendment requires legislative review by the Board at a public hearing. The NC General Statutes requires that when reviewing a text amendment, the board also include with their motion a statement as to whether the proposed text amendment is reasonable and consistent. Summary of Information: In June 2019, staff was notified by FEMA and the NC Department of Public Safety Risk Management/Emergency Management Department that several minor modifications needed to be made to the Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance of Person County prior to the effective date of our newly revised FIRM (Flood Insurance Rate Maps) maps on December 6, 2019. Staff has been working with the planners at the NC Department of Public Safety to ensure that all proposed text changes met the specific guidelines required by FEMA. If the proposed text amendment is not adopted by December 6, 2019, citizens in the county who own property located within a floodplain will not be eligible to participate in National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) or purchase flood insurance. Planning Staff Recommendation: Planning Staff recommends approval of TA-02-19. The proposed text amendment has been reviewed by the state and is compliant with all federal flood regulation guidelines. Planning Board Recommendation: At the Planning Board meeting on September 12, 2019, the board voted unanimously (5-0) to recommend approval of TA-02-19 including the Reasonableness and Consistency Statement included in the staff report (listed below). Reasonableness and Consistency Statement: The text amendment request is consistent with the Comprehensive Plan and future planning goals of Person County. It is reasonable and in the public interest as it will provide clear and concise regulations in the Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance and ensure Person County remains compliant with federal guidelines and enable at-risk properties to participate in the National Flood Insurance Program. Recommended Action: Vote to approve, approve with modifications or deny the requested text amendment. The Board also needs to address the Statement of Reasonableness and Consistency required by the NC General Statutes. Submitted By: Lori Oakley, Planning Director
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FLOOD DAMAGE PREVENTION ORDINANCE OF PERSON COUNTY, NC Non-Coastal Regular Phase

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ARTICLE 1. STATUTORY AUTHORIZATION, FINDINGS OF FACT, PURPOSE AND OBJECTIVES. SECTION A. STATUTORY AUTHORIZATION. Municipal: The Legislature of the

State of North Carolina has in Part 6, Article 21 of Chapter 143; Parts 3, 5, and 8 of Article 19 of Chapter 160A; and Article 8 of Chapter 160A of the North Carolina General Statutes, delegated to local governmental units the responsibility to adopt regulations designed to promote the public health, safety, and general welfare. County: The Legislature of the State of North Carolina has in Part 6, Article 21 of Chapter 143; Parts 3 and 4 of Article 18 of Chapter 153A; and Part 121, Article 6 of Chapter 153A of the North Carolina General Statutes, delegated to local governmental units the responsibility to adopt regulations designed to promote the public health, safety, and general welfare. Therefore, the Person County Board of Commissioners, Person County, North Carolina, does ordain as follows: SECTION B. FINDINGS OF FACT. (1) The flood prone areas within the jurisdiction of Person County are subject to periodic inundation which results in loss
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of life, property, health and safety hazards, disruption of commerce and governmental services, extraordinary public expenditures of flood protection

and relief, and impairment of the tax base, all of which adversely affect the public health, safety, and general welfare.
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(2) These flood losses are caused by the cumulative effect of obstructions in floodplains causing increases in flood heights and velocities and by

the occupancy in flood prone areas of uses vulnerable to floods or other hazards.
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SECTION C. STATEMENT OF PURPOSE. It is the purpose of this ordinance to promote public health, safety, and general welfare and to minimize public and

private losses due to flood conditions within flood prone areas by provisions designed to: (1) Restrict or prohibit uses that are dangerous to health, safety, and property due to water or erosion hazards or that result
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in damaging increases in erosion, flood heights or velocities; (2) Require that uses vulnerable to floods, including facilities that serve such uses,

be protected against flood damage at
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the time of initial construction; (3) Control the alteration of natural floodplains, stream channels, and natural protective barriers, which are

involved in the
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accommodation of floodwaters; (4) Control filling, grading, dredging, and all other development that may increase erosion or flood damage; and (5)

Prevent or regulate the construction of flood barriers that will unnaturally divert flood waters or which may increase
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flood hazards to other lands. SECTION D. OBJECTIVES. The objectives of this ordinance are to: (1) Protect human life, safety, and health; (2)

Minimize expenditure of public money for costly flood control projects;
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(3) Minimize the need for rescue and relief efforts associated with flooding and generally undertaken at the expense of the general public;

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(4) Minimize prolonged business losses and interruptions; (5) Minimize damage to public facilities and utilities (i.e. water and gas mains, electric,

telephone, cable and sewer lines,
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streets, and bridges) that are located in flood prone areas; (6) Minimize damage to private and public property due to flooding; (7) Make flood

insurance available to the community through the National Flood Insurance Program;
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(8) Maintain the natural and beneficial functions of floodplains;

(96) Help maintain a stable tax base by providing for the sound use and development of flood prone areas; and (107) Ensure that potential buyers are

aware that property is in a Special Flood Hazard Area.
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ARTICLE 2. DEFINITIONS. Unless specifically defined below, words or phrases used in this ordinance shall be interpreted so as to give them the

meaning they have in common usage and to give this ordinance it s most reasonable application. Accessory Structure (Appurtenant Structure) means a structure located on the same parcel of property as the principal structure and the use of which is incidental to the use of the principal structure. Garages, carports and storage sheds are common urban accessory structures. Pole barns, hay sheds and the like qualify as accessory structures on farms, and may or may not be located on the same parcel as the farm dwelling or shop building. Addition (to an existing building) means an extension or increase in the floor area or height of a building or structure. Alteration of a watercourse means a dam, impoundment, channel relocation, change in channel alignment, channelization, or change in cross-sectional area of the channel or the channel capacity, or any other form of modification which may alter, impede, retard or change the direction and/or velocity of the riverine flow of water during conditions of the base flood. Appeal means a request for a review of the Floodplain Administrator's interpretation of any provision of this ordinance. Area of Future-Conditions Flood Hazard means the land area that would be inundated by the 1-percent-annual-chance (100- year) flood based on future-conditions hydrology. Area of Shallow Flooding means a designated Zone AO on a community's Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) with base flood depths determined to be from one (1) to three (3) feet. These areas are located where a clearly defined channel does not exist, where the path of flooding is unpredictable and indeterminate, and where velocity flow may be evident. Area of Special Flood Hazard see Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) . Basement means any area of the building having its floor subgrade (below ground level) on all sides. Base Flood means the flood having a one (1) percent chance of being equaled or exceeded in any given year. Base Flood Elevation (BFE) means a determination of the water surface elevations of the base flood as published in the Flood Insurance Study. When the BFE has not been provided in a Special Flood Hazard Area , it may be obtained from engineering studies available from a Federal, State, or other source using FEMA approved engineering methodologies. This elevation, when combined with the Freeboard , establishes the Regulatory Flood Protection Elevation . Building see Structure .
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Chemical Storage Facility means a building, portion of a building, or exterior area adjacent to a building used for the storage of any chemical or

chemically reactive products.
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Design Flood : See Regulatory Flood Protection Elevation.

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Development means any man-made change to improved or unimproved real estate, including, but not limited to, buildings or other structures, mining,

dredging, filling, grading, paving, excavation or drilling operations, or storage of equipment or materials.
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Development Activity means any activity defined as Development which will necessitate a Floodplain Development Permit. This includes buildings,

structures, and non-structural items, including (but not limited to) fill, bulkheads, piers, pools, docks, landings, ramps, and erosion control/stabilization measures.
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Digital Flood Insurance Rate Map (DFIRM) means the digital official map of a community, issued by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), on

which both the Special Flood Hazard Areas and the risk premium zones applicable to the community are delineated.
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Disposal means, as defined in NCGS 130A-290(a)(6), the discharge, deposit, injection, dumping, spilling, leaking, or placing of any solid waste into

or on any land or water so that the solid waste or any constituent part of the solid waste may enter the environment or be emitted into the air or discharged into any waters, including groundwaters.
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Elevated Building means a non-basement building which has its lowest elevated floor raised above ground level by foundation walls, shear walls,

posts, piers, pilings, or columns.
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Encroachment means the advance or infringement of uses, fill, excavation, buildings, structures or development into a floodplain, which may impede or

alter the flow capacity of a floodplain.
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Existing building and existing structure means any building and/or structure for which the start of construction commenced before September 14, 1990,

the initial effective date of the floodplain management regulations adopted by the community..
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Existing Manufactured Home Park or Manufactured Home Subdivision means a manufactured home park or subdivision for which the construction of

facilities for servicing the lots on which the manufactured homes are to be affixed (including, at a minimum, the installation of utilities, the construction of streets, and either final site grading or the pouring of concrete pads) was completed before February 19, 1990, the initial effective date of the floodplain management regulations adopted by the community.
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Flood or Flooding means a general and temporary condition of partial or complete inundation of normally dry land areas from:

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(1) the overflow of inland or tidal waters; and/or (2) the unusual and rapid accumulation of runoff of surface waters from any source.

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Flood Boundary and Floodway Map (FBFM) means an official map of a community, issued by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, on which the Special

Flood Hazard Areas and the floodways are delineated. This official map is a supplement to and shall be used in conjunction with the Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM).
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Flood Hazard Boundary Map (FHBM) means an official map of a community, issued by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, where the boundaries of the

Special Flood Hazard Areas have been defined as Zone A.
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Flood Insurance means the insurance coverage provided under the National Flood Insurance Program.

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Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) means an official map of a community, issued by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, on which both the Special

Flood Hazard Areas and the risk premium zones applicable to the community are delineated.
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Flood Insurance Study (FIS) means an examination, evaluation, and determination of flood hazards, corresponding water

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surface elevations (if appropriate), flood hazard risk zones, and other flood data in a community issued by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

The Flood Insurance Study report includes Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) and Flood Boundary and Floodway Maps (FBFMs), if published.
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Flood Prone Area see Floodplain

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Floodplain means any land area susceptible to being inundated by water from any source.

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Floodplain Administrator is the individual appointed to administer and enforce the floodplain management regulations.

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Floodplain Development Permit means any type of permit that is required in conformance with the provisions of this ordinance, prior to the

commencement of any development activity.
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Floodplain Management means the operation of an overall program of corrective and preventive measures for reducing flood damage and preserving and

enhancing, where possible, natural resources in the floodplain, including, but not limited to, emergency preparedness plans, flood control works, floodplain management regulations, and open space plans.
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Floodplain Management Regulations means this ordinance and other zoning ordinances, subdivision regulations, building codes, health regulations,

special purpose ordinances, and other applications of police power. This term describes Federal, State or local regulations, in any combination thereof, which provide standards for preventing and reducing flood loss and damage.
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Floodproofing means any combination of structural and nonstructural additions, changes, or adjustments to structures which reduce or eliminate flood

damage to real estate or improved real property, water and sanitation facilities, structures, and their contents.
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Flood-resistant material means any building product [material, component or system] capable of withstanding direct and prolonged contact (minimum 72

hours) with floodwaters without sustaining damage that requires more than low-cost cosmetic repair. Any material that is water-soluble or is not resistant to alkali or acid in water, including normal adhesives for above-grade use, is not flood-resistant. Pressure-treated lumber or naturally decay-resistant lumbers are acceptable flooring materials. Sheet-type flooring coverings that restrict evaporation from below and materials that are impervious, but dimensionally unstable are not acceptable. Materials that absorb or retain water excessively after submergence are not flood- resistant. Please refer to Technical Bulletin 2, Flood Damage-Resistant Materials Requirements, and available from the FEMA. Class 4 and 5 materials, referenced therein, are acceptable flood-resistant materials.
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Floodway means the channel of a river or other watercourse, and the adjacent land areas that must be reserved in order to discharge the base flood

without cumulatively increasing the water surface elevation more than one (1) foot. including the area above a bridge or culvert when applicable, and the adjacent land areas that must be reserved in order to discharge the base flood without cumulatively increasing the water surface elevation more than one (1) foot.
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Floodway encroachment analysis means an engineering analysis of the impact that a proposed encroachment into a floodway or non-encroachment area is

expected to have on the floodway boundaries and flood levels during the occurrence of the base flood discharge. The evaluation shall be prepared by a qualified North Carolina licensed engineer using standard engineering methods and models.
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Flood Zone means a geographical area shown on a Flood Hazard Boundary Map or Flood Insurance Rate Map that reflects the severity or type of flooding

in the area.
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Freeboard means the height added to the Base Flood Elevation (BFE) to account for the many unknown factors that could contribute to flood heights

greater that the height calculated for a selected size flood and floodway conditions, such as wave action, blockage of bridge openings, and the hydrological effect of urbanization of the watershed. The Base Flood Elevation plus the freeboard establishes the Regulatory Flood Protection Elevation .
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Functionally Dependent Facility means a facility which cannot be used for its intended purpose unless it is located in close proximity to water,

limited to a docking or port facility necessary for the loading and unloading of cargo or passengers,
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shipbuilding, or ship repair. The term does not include long-term storage, manufacture, sales, or service facilities. Hazardous Waste Management

Facility means, as defined in NCGS 130A, Article 9, a facility for the collection, storage, processing, treatment, recycling, recovery, or disposal of hazardous waste. Highest Adjacent Grade (HAG) means the highest natural elevation of the ground surface, prior to construction, immediately next to the proposed walls of the structure. Historic Structure means any structure that is:
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(a) listed individually in the National Register of Historic Places (a listing maintained by the US Department of Interior) or preliminarily

determined by the Secretary of Interior as meeting the requirements for individual listing on the National Register;
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(b) certified or preliminarily determined by the Secretary of Interior as contributing to the historical significance of a registered historic

district or a district preliminarily determined by the Secretary to qualify as a registered historic district;
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(c) individually listed on a local inventory of historic landmarks in communities with a Certified Local Government (CLG) Program ; or

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(d) certified as contributing to the historical significance of a historic district designated by a community with a Certified Local Government (CLG)

Program .
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Certified Local Government (CLG) Programs are approved by the US Department of the Interior in cooperation with the North Carolina Department of

Cultural Resources through the State Historic Preservation Officer as having met the requirements of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 as amended in 1980.
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Letter of Map Change (LOMC) means an official determination issued by FEMA that amends or revises an effective Flood Insurance Rate Map or Flood

Insurance Study. Letters of Map Change include:
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(a) Letter of Map Amendment (LOMA): An official amendment, by letter, to an effective National Flood Insurance Program map. A LOMA is based on

technical data showing that a property had been inadvertently mapped as being in the floodplain, but is actually on natural high ground above the base flood elevation. A LOMA amends the current effective Flood Insurance Rate Map and establishes that a specific property, portion of a property, or structure is not located in a special flood hazard area.
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(b) Letter of Map Revision (LOMR): A revision based on technical data that may show changes to flood zones, flood elevations, special flood hazard

area boundaries and floodway delineations, and other planimetric features.
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(c) Letter of Map Revision Based on Fill (LOMR-F): A determination that a structure or parcel of land has been elevated by fill above the BFE and is,

therefore, no longer located within the special flood hazard area. In order to qualify for this determination, the fill must have been permitted and placed in accordance with the community s floodplain management regulations.
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(d) Conditional Letter of Map Revision (CLOMR): A formal review and comment as to whether a proposed project complies with the minimum NFIP

requirements for such projects with respect to delineation of special flood hazard areas. A CLOMR does not revise the effective Flood Insurance Rate Map or Flood Insurance Study; upon submission and approval of certified as-built documentation, a Letter of Map Revision may be issued by FEMA to revise the effective FIRM.
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Light Duty Truck means any motor vehicle rated at 8,500 pounds Gross Vehicular Weight Rating or less which has a vehicular curb weight of 6,000

pounds or less and which has a basic vehicle frontal area of 45 square feet or less as defined in 40 CFR 86.082-2 and is:
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(a) Designed primarily for purposes of transportation of property or is a derivation of such a vehicle, or (b) Designed primarily for transportation

of persons and has a capacity of more than 12 persons; or (c) Available with special features enabling off-street or off-highway operation and use.
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Lowest Adjacent Grade (LAG) means the lowest elevation of the ground, sidewalk or patio slab immediately next to the

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building, or deck support, after completion of the building.

Lowest Floor means lowest floor of the lowest enclosed area (including basement). An unfinished or flood resistant enclosure, usable solely for

parking of vehicles, building access, or limited storage in an area other than a basement area is not considered a building's lowest floor, provided that such an enclosure is not built so as to render the structure in violation of the applicable non-elevation design requirements of this ordinance.
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Manufactured Home means a structure, transportable in one or more sections, which is built on a permanent chassis and designed to be used with or

without a permanent foundation when connected to the required utilities. The term manufactured home does not include a recreational vehicle .
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Manufactured Home Park or Subdivision means a parcel (or contiguous parcels) of land divided into two or more manufactured home lots for rent or

sale.
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Map Repository means the location of the official flood hazard data to be applied for floodplain management. It is a central location in which flood

data is stored and managed; in North Carolina, FEMA has recognized that the application of digital flood hazard data products carry the same authority as hard copy products. Therefore, the NCEM s Floodplain Mapping Program websites house current and historical flood hazard data. For effective flood hazard data the NC FRIS website (http://FRIS.NC.GOV/FRIS) is the map repository, and for historical flood hazard data the FloodNC website (http://FLOODNC.GOV/NCFLOOD) is the map repository.
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Market Value means the building value, not including the land value and that of any accessory structures or other improvements on the lot. Market

value may be established by independent certified appraisal; replacement cost depreciated for age of building and quality of construction (Actual Cash Value); or adjusted tax assessed values.
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Mean Sea Level means, for purposes of this ordinance, the National Geodetic Vertical Datum (NGVD) as corrected in 1929, the North American Vertical

Datum (NAVD) as corrected in 1988, or other vertical control datum used as a reference for establishing varying elevations within the floodplain, to which Base Flood Elevations (BFEs) shown on a FIRM are referenced. Refer to each FIRM panel to determine datum used.
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New Construction means structures for which the start of construction commenced on or after February 19, 1990, the effective date of the initial

floodplain management regulations and includes any subsequent improvements to such structures.
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Non-Conversion Agreement means a document stating that the owner will not convert or alter what has been constructed and approved. Violation of the

agreement is considered a violation of the ordinance and, therefore, subject to the same enforcement procedures and penalties. The agreement must be filed with the recorded deed for the property. The agreement must show the clerk s or recorder s stamps and/or notations that the filing has been completed.
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Non-Encroachment Area means the channel of a river or other watercourse and the adjacent land areas that must be reserved in order to discharge the

base flood without cumulatively increasing the water surface elevation more than one (1) foot as designated in the Flood Insurance Study report.
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Post-FIRM means construction or other development for which the start of construction occurred on or after September 14, 1990, the effective date of

the initial Flood Insurance Rate Map.
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Pre-FIRM means construction or other development for which the start of construction occurred before September 14, 1990, the effective date of the

initial Flood Insurance Rate Map.
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Principally Above Ground means that at least 51 of the actual cash value of the structure is above ground.

Public Safety and/or Nuisance means anything which is injurious to the safety or health of an entire community or neighborhood, or any considerable

number of persons, or unlawfully obstructs the free passage or use, in the customary manner, of any navigable lake, or river, bay, stream, canal, or basin.
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Recreational Vehicle (RV) means a vehicle, which is:

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(a) built on a single chassis; (b) 400 square feet or less when measured at the largest horizontal projection; (c) designed to be self-propelled or

permanently towable by a light duty truck; and (d) designed primarily not for use as a permanent dwelling, but as temporary living quarters for recreational,
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camping, travel, or seasonal use. (e) is fully licensed and ready for highway use.

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Reference Level is the top of the lowest floor for structures within Special Flood Hazard Areas designated as Zones A, AE, AH, AO and , A99.

Regulatory Flood Protection Elevation means the Base Flood Elevation plus the Freeboard . In Special Flood Hazard Areas where Base Flood Elevations (BFEs) have been determined, this elevation shall be the BFE plus two (2) feet of freeboard. In Special Flood Hazard Areas where no BFE has been established, this elevation shall be at least two (2) feet above the highest adjacent grade. Remedy a Violation means to bring the structure or other development into compliance with State and community floodplain management regulations, or, if this is not possible, to reduce the impacts of its noncompliance. Ways that impacts may be reduced include protecting the structure or other affected development from flood damages, implementing the enforcement provisions of the ordinance or otherwise deterring future similar violations, or reducing Federal financial exposure with regard to the structure or other development. Riverine means relating to, formed by, or resembling a river (including tributaries), stream, brook, etc. Salvage Yard means any non-residential property used for the storage, collection, and/or recycling of any type of equipment, and including but not limited to vehicles, appliances and related machinery. Solid Waste Disposal Facility means any facility involved in the disposal of solid waste, as defined in NCGS 130A- 290(a)(35). Solid Waste Disposal Site means, as defined in NCGS 130A-290(a)(36), any place at which solid wastes are disposed of by incineration, sanitary landfill, or any other method. Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) means the land in the floodplain subject to a one percent (1 ) or greater chance of being flooded in any given year, as determined in Article 3, Section B of this ordinance. Start of Construction includes substantial improvement, and means the date the building permit was issued, provided the actual start of construction, repair, reconstruction, rehabilitation, addition placement, or other improvement was within 180 days of the permit date. The actual start means either the first placement of permanent construction of a structure on a site, such as the pouring of slab or footings, the installation of piles, the construction of columns, or any work beyond the stage of excavation; or the placement of a manufactured home on a foundation. Permanent construction does not include land preparation, such as clearing, grading, and filling; nor does it include the installation of streets and/or walkways; nor does it include excavation for a basement, footings, piers, or foundations or the erection of temporary forms; nor does it include the installation on the property of accessory buildings, such as garages or sheds not occupied as dwelling units or not part of the main structure. For a substantial improvement, the actual start of construction means the first alteration of any wall, ceiling, floor, or other structural part of the building, whether or not that alteration affects the external dimensions of the building. Structure means a walled and roofed building, a manufactured home, or a gas, liquid, or liquefied gas storage tank that is principally above ground. Substantial Damage means damage of any origin sustained by a structure during any one-year period whereby the cost of restoring the structure to its before damaged condition would equal or exceed 50 percent of the market value of the structure before the damage occurred. See definition of substantial improvement . Substantial damage also means flood-related damage sustained by a structure on two separate occasions during a 10-year period for which the cost of repairs at the time of each such flood event, on the average, equals or exceeds 25 percent of the market value of the structure before the damage occurred. Substantial Improvement means any combination of repairs, reconstruction, rehabilitation, addition, or other improvement
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of a structure, taking place during any one-year period for which the cost equals or exceeds 50 percent of the market value of the structure before

the start of construction of the improvement. This term includes structures which have incurred substantial damage , regardless of the actual repair work performed. The term does not, however, include either:
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(a) any correction of existing violations of State or community health, sanitary, or safety code specifications which have been identified by the

community code enforcement official and which are the minimum necessary to assure safe living conditions; or
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(b) any alteration of a historic structure, provided that the alteration will not preclude the structure's continued designation as a historic

structure.
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Technical Bulletin and Technical Fact Sheet means a FEMA publication that provides guidance concerning the building performance standards of the

NFIP, which are contained in Title 44 of the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations at Section 60.3. The bulletins and fact sheets are intended for use primarily by State and local officials responsible for interpreting and enforcing NFIP regulations and by members of the development community, such as design professionals and builders. New bulletins, as well as updates of existing bulletins, are issued periodically as needed. The bulletins do not create regulations; rather they provide specific guidance for complying with the minimum requirements of existing NFIP regulations.
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Temperature Controlled means having the temperature regulated by a heating and/or cooling system, built-in or appliance. Variance is a grant of

relief from the requirements of this ordinance. Violation means the failure of a structure or other development to be fully compliant with the community's floodplain management regulations. A structure or other development without the elevation certificate, other certifications, or other evidence of compliance required in Articles 4 and 5 is presumed to be in violation until such time as that documentation is provided. Water Surface Elevation (WSE) means the height, in relation to mean sea level, of floods of various magnitudes and frequencies in the floodplains of coastal or riverine areas. Watercourse means a lake, river, creek, stream, wash, channel or other topographic feature on or over which waters flow at least periodically. Watercourse includes specifically designated areas in which substantial flood damage may occur.
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ARTICLE 3. GENERAL PROVISIONS. SECTION A. LANDS TO WHICH THIS ORDINANCE APPLIES. This ordinance shall apply to all Special Flood Hazard Areas within

the jurisdiction, including Extra-Territorial Jurisdictions (ETJs) if applicable, of Person County and within the jurisdiction of any other community whose governing body agrees, by resolution, to such applicability. SECTION B. BASIS FOR ESTABLISHING THE SPECIAL FLOOD HAZARD AREAS. The Special Flood Hazard Areas are those identified under the Cooperating Technical State (CTS) agreement between the State of North Carolina and FEMA in its Flood Insurance Study (FIS) and its accompanying Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRM), for Person County dated June 4, 2007, which are adopted by reference and declared to be a part of this ordinance. Future revisions to the FIS and DFIRM panels that do not change flood hazard data within the jurisdictional authority of Person County are also adopted by reference and declared a part of this ordinance. Subsequent Letter of Map Revisions (LOMRs) and/or Physical Map Revisions (PMRs) shall be adopted within 3 months. The Special Flood Hazard Areas are those identified under the Cooperating Technical State (CTS) agreement between the State of North Carolina and FEMA in its FIS dated December 6, 2019, shown on FIS for Person County and associated DFIRM panels, including any digital data developed as part of the FIS, which are adopted by reference and declared a part of this ordinance, and all revisions thereto after January 1, 2021. Future revisions to the FIS and DFIRM panels that do not change flood hazard data within the jurisdictional authority of Person County are also adopted by reference and declared a part of this ordinance. Subsequent Letter of Map Revisions (LOMRs) and/or Physical Map Revisions (PMRs) shall be adopted within 3 months.
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SECTION C. ESTABLISHMENT OF FLOODPLAIN DEVELOPMENT PERMIT.

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A Floodplain Development Permit shall be required in conformance with the provisions of this ordinance prior to the commencement of any development

activities within Special Flood Hazard Areas determined in accordance with the provisions of Article 3, Section B of this ordinance.
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SECTION D. COMPLIANCE.

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No structure or land shall hereafter be located, extended, converted, altered, or developed in any way without full compliance with the terms of this

ordinance and other applicable regulations.
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SECTION E. ABROGATION AND GREATER RESTRICTIONS.

This ordinance is not intended to repeal, abrogate, or impair any existing easements, covenants, or deed restrictions. However, where this ordinance

and another conflict or overlap, whichever imposes the more stringent restrictions shall prevail.
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SECTION F. INTERPRETATION.

In the interpretation and application of this ordinance, all provisions shall be:

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(a) considered as minimum requirements; (b) liberally construed in favor of the governing body; and (c) deemed neither to limit nor repeal any other

powers granted under State statutes.
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SECTION G. WARNING AND DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY.

The degree of flood protection required by this ordinance is considered reasonable for regulatory purposes and is based on scientific and engineering

consideration. Larger floods can and will occur. Actual flood heights may be increased by man- made or natural causes. This ordinance does not imply that land outside the Special Flood Hazard Areas or uses permitted within such areas will be free from flooding or flood damages. This ordinance shall not create liability on the part of Person County or by any officer or employee thereof for any flood damages that result from reliance on this ordinance or any administrative decision lawfully made hereunder.
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SECTION H. PENALTIES FOR VIOLATION.

Violation of the provisions of this ordinance or failure to comply with any of its requirements, including violation of conditions and safeguards

established in connection with grants of variance or special exceptions, shall constitute a misdemeanor. Any person who violates this ordinance or fails to comply with any of its requirements shall, upon conviction thereof, be fined not more than 50.00 or imprisoned for not more than thirty (30) days, or both. Class 1 misdemeanor pursuant to NC G.S. 143-215.58. Any person who violates this ordinance or fails to comply with any of its requirements shall, upon conviction thereof, be fined not more than 100.00 or imprisoned for not more than thirty (30) days, or both. Each day such violation continues shall be considered a separate offense. Nothing herein contained shall prevent Person County from taking such other lawful action as is necessary to prevent or remedy any violation.
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ARTICLE 4. ADMINISTRATION.

SECTION A. DESIGNATION OF FLOODPLAIN ADMINISTRATOR.

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The Zoning Administrator, hereinafter referred to as the Floodplain Administrator , is hereby appointed to administer and implement the provisions of

this ordinance. In instances where the Floodplain Administrator receives assistance from others to complete tasks to administer and implement this ordinance, the Floodplain Administrator shall be responsible for the coordination and community s overall compliance with the National Flood Insurance Program and the provisions of this ordinance.
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SECTION B. FLOODPLAIN DEVELOPMENT APPLICATION, PERMIT AND CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS.

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(1) Application Requirements. Application for a Floodplain Development Permit shall be made to the Floodplain Administrator prior to any development

activities located within Special Flood Hazard Areas. The following items shall be presented to the Floodplain Administrator to apply for a floodplain development permit: (a) A plot plan drawn to scale which shall include, but shall not be limited to, the following specific details of the
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proposed floodplain development: (i) the nature, location, dimensions, and elevations of the area of development/disturbance; existing and

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proposed structures, utility systems, grading/pavement areas, fill materials, storage areas, drainage facilities, and other development;

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(ii) the boundary of the Special Flood Hazard Area as delineated on the FIRM or other flood map as determined in Article 3, Section B, or a statement

that the entire lot is within the Special Flood Hazard Area;
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(iii) flood zone(s) designation of the proposed development area as determined on the FIRM or other flood map as determined in Article 3, Section B;

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(iv) the boundary of the floodway(s) or non-encroachment area(s) as determined in Article 3, Section B; (v) the Base Flood Elevation (BFE) where

provided as set forth in Article 3, Section B; Article 4, Section C;
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or Article 5, Section D; (vi) the old and new location of any watercourse that will be altered or relocated as a result of proposed

development; (vii) the certification of the plot plan by a registered land surveyor or professional engineer.

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(b) Proposed elevation, and method thereof, of all development within a Special Flood Hazard Area including but not limited to: (i) Elevation in

relation to mean sea level NAVD 1988 of the proposed reference level (including basement)
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of all structures; (ii) Elevation in relation to mean sea level NAVD 1988 to which any non-residential structure in Zone AE,

A, AH, A99 or AO will be flood-proofed; and (iii) Elevation in relation to mean sea level NAVD 1988 to which any proposed utility systems will be

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elevated or floodproofed; (c) If floodproofing, a Floodproofing Certificate (FEMA Form 81-65) with supporting data and an operational plan

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that includes, but is not limited to, installation, exercise, and maintenance of floodproofing measures. (d) A Foundation Plan, drawn to scale,,

which shall include details of the proposed foundation system to ensure all

provisions of this ordinance are met. These details include but are not limited to: (i) The proposed method of elevation, if applicable (i.e., fill,

solid foundation perimeter wall, solid
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backfilled foundation, open foundation on columns/posts/piers/piles/shear walls); (ii) Openings to facilitate automatic equalization of hydrostatic

flood forces on walls in accordance with
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Article 5, Section B(4)(cd) when solid foundation perimeter walls are used in Zones A, AO, AE, and A1-30A, AE, AH, AO and A99;

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(e) Usage details of any enclosed areas below the lowest floor. (f) Plans and/or details for the protection of public utilities and facilities such

as sewer, gas, electrical, and water
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systems to be located and constructed to minimize flood damage; (g) Certification that all other Local, State and Federal permits required prior to

floodplain development permit
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issuance have been received. (h) Documentation for placement of Recreational Vehicles and/or Temporary Structures, when applicable, to

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ensure that the provisions of Article 5, Section B, subsections (6) and (7) of this ordinance are met. (i) A description of proposed watercourse

alteration or relocation, when applicable, including an engineering
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report on the effects of the proposed project on the flood-carrying capacity of the watercourse and the effects to properties located both upstream

and downstream; and a map (if not shown on plot plan) showing the location of the proposed watercourse alteration or relocation.
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(2) Permit Requirements. The Floodplain Development Permit shall include, but not be limited to: (a) A complete description of the development to be

permitted under the floodplain development permit (e.g.
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house, garage, pool, septic, bulkhead, cabana, pier, bridge, mining, dredging, filling, grading, paving, excavation or drilling operations, or

storage of equipment or materials, etc.).
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. (b) The Special Flood Hazard Area determination for the proposed development in accordance with available data

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specified in Article 3, Section B. (c) The regulatory flood protection elevation required for the reference level and all attendant utilities. (d)

The regulatory flood protection elevation required for the protection of all public utilities. (e) All certification submittal requirements with timelines. (f) A statement that no fill material or other development shall encroach into the floodway or non-encroachment
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area of any watercourse, as applicable unless the requirements of Article 5, Section F have been met. (g) The flood openings requirements, if in

Zones A, AO, AE, AH or A99A1-30.
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(3) Certification Requirements. (a) Elevation Certificates

(i) An Elevation Certificate (FEMA Form 81-31) is required prior to the actual start of any new construction. It shall be the duty of the permit

holder to submit to the Floodplain Administrator a certification of the elevation of the reference level, in relation to mean sea level. The Floodplain Administrator shall review the certificate data submitted. Deficiencies detected by such review shall be corrected by the permit holder prior to the beginning of construction. Failure to submit the certification or failure to make required corrections shall be cause to deny a floodplain development permit.
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(ii) A final as-built Elevation Certificate (FEMA Form 81-31) is required after construction is completed and prior to Certificate of

Compliance/Occupancy issuance. It shall be the duty of the permit holder to submit to the Floodplain Administrator a certification of final as-built construction of the elevation of the reference level and all attendant utilities. The Floodplain Administrator shall review the certificate data submitted. Deficiencies detected by such review shall be corrected by the permit holder immediately and prior to Certificate of Compliance/Occupancy issuance. In some instances, another certification may be required to certify corrected as-built construction. Failure to submit the certification or failure to make required corrections shall be cause to withhold the issuance of a Certificate of Compliance/Occupancy. (THE FEMA ELEVATION CERTIFICATE IS OPTIONAL FOR FLOODPLAIN MANAGEMENT
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ELEVATION DATA, BUT RECOMMENDED. THE USE OF THE FEMA ELEVATION CERTIFICATE IS REQUIRED FOR THE PURCHASE OF FLOOD INSURANCE, AND MANDATORY FOR CRS

PARTICIPATION.)
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(b) Floodproofing Certificate (i) If non-residential floodproofing is used to meet the regulatory flood protection elevation requirements, a

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Floodproofing Certificate (FEMA Form 81-65), with supporting data, an operational plan, and an inspection and maintenance plan are required prior to

the actual start of any new construction. It shall be the duty of the permit holder to submit to the Floodplain Administrator a certification of the floodproofed design elevation of the reference level and all attendant utilities, in relation to mean sea level. Floodproofing certification shall be prepared by or under the direct supervision of a professional engineer or architect and certified by same. The Floodplain Administrator shall review the certificate data, the operational plan, and the inspection and maintenance plan. Deficiencies detected by such review shall be corrected by the applicant prior to permit approval. Failure to submit the certification or failure to make required corrections shall be cause to deny a floodplain development permit. Failure to construct in accordance with the certified design shall be cause to withhold the issuance of a Certificate of Compliance/Occupancy.
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(ii) A final Finished Construction Floodproofing Certificate (FEMA Form 086-0-34), with supporting data, an operational plan, and an inspection and

maintenance plan are required prior to the issuance of a Certificate of Compliance/Occupancy. It shall be the duty of the permit holder to submit to the Floodplain Administrator a certification of the floodproofed design elevation of the reference level and all attendant utilities, in relation to NAVD 1988. Floodproofing certificate shall be prepared by or under the direct supervision of a professional engineer or architect and certified by same. The Floodplain Administrator shall review the certificate data, the operational plan, and the inspection and maintenance plan. Deficiencies detected by such review shall be corrected by the applicant prior to Certificate of Occupancy. Failure to submit the certification or failure to make required corrections shall be cause to deny a Floodplain Development Permit. Failure to construct in accordance with the certified design shall be cause to deny a Certificate of Compliance/Occupancy.
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(c) If a manufactured home is placed within Zone A, AO, AE, AH or A99A1-30 and the elevation of the chassis is more than 36 inches in height above

grade, an engineered foundation certification is required in accordance with the provisions of Article 5, Section B(3)(b).

(d) If a watercourse is to be altered or relocated, a description of the extent of watercourse alteration or relocation; a professional engineer s

certified report on the effects of the proposed project on the flood-carrying capacity of the watercourse and the effects to properties located both upstream and downstream; and a map showing the location of the proposed watercourse alteration or relocation shall all be submitted by the permit applicant prior to issuance of a floodplain development permit.
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(e) Certification Exemptions. The following structures, if located within Zone A, AO, AE, AH or A99A1-30, are exempt from the elevation/floodproofing

certification requirements specified in items (a) and (b) of this subsection: (i) Recreational Vehicles meeting requirements of Article 5, Section B(6)(a); (ii) Temporary Structures meeting requirements of Article 5, Section B(7); and (iii) Accessory Structures less than 150 square feet meeting requirements of Article 5, Section B(8).
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(4) Determinations for Existing Buildings and Structures. For applications for building permits to improve buildings and structures, including

alterations, movement, enlargement, replacement, repair, change of occupancy, additions, rehabilitations, renovations, substantial improvements, repairs of substantial damage, and any other improvement of or work on such buildings and structures, the Floodplain Administrator, in coordination with the Building Official, shall:
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(a) Estimate the market value, or require the applicant to obtain an appraisal of the market value prepared by a qualified independent appraiser, of

the building or structure before the start of construction of the proposed work; in the case of repair, the market value of the building or structure shall be the market value before the damage occurred and before any repairs are made;
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(b) Compare the cost to perform the improvement, the cost to repair a damaged building to its pre-damaged condition, or the combined costs of

improvements and repairs, if applicable, to the market value of the building or structure;
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(c) Determine and document whether the proposed work constitutes substantial improvement or repair of substantial damage; and

(d) Notify the applicant if it is determined that the work constitutes substantial improvement or repair of substantial damage and that compliance

with the flood resistant construction requirements of the NC Building Code and this ordinance is required.
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SECTION C. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE FLOODPLAIN ADMINISTRATOR. The Floodplain Administrator shall perform, but not be limited to, the

following duties: (1) Review all floodplain development applications and issue permits for all proposed development within Special Flood
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Hazard Areas to assure that the requirements of this ordinance have been satisfied. (2) Review all proposed development within Special Flood Hazard

Areas to assure that all necessary Local, State and
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Federal permits have been received. (3) Notify adjacent communities and the North Carolina Department of Crime Control and Public Safety, Division of

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Emergency Management, State Coordinator for the National Flood Insurance Program prior to any alteration or relocation of a watercourse, and submit

evidence of such notification to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
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(4) Assure that maintenance is provided within the altered or relocated portion of said watercourse so that the flood- carrying capacity is

maintained.
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(5) Prevent encroachments into floodways and non-encroachment areas unless the certification and flood hazard reduction provisions of Article 5,

Section F are met.
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(6) Obtain actual elevation (in relation to mean sea level) of the reference level (including basement) and all attendant utilities of all new and

substantially improved structures, in accordance with Article 4, Section B(3).
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(7) Obtain actual elevation (in relation to mean sea level) to which all new and substantially improved structures and utilities have been

floodproofed, in accordance with the provisions of Article 4, Section B(3).
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(8) Obtain actual elevation (in relation to mean sea level) of all public utilities in accordance with the provisions of Article 4, Section B(3).

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(9) When floodproofing is utilized for a particular structure, obtain certifications from a registered professional engineer or architect in

accordance with the provisions of Article 4, Section B(3) and Article 5, Section B(2).

(10) Where interpretation is needed as to the exact location of boundaries of the Special Flood Hazard Areas, floodways, or non-encroachment areas

(for example, where there appears to be a conflict between a mapped boundary and actual field conditions), make the necessary interpretation. The person contesting the location of the boundary shall be given a reasonable opportunity to appeal the interpretation as provided in this article.
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(11) When Base Flood Elevation (BFE) data has not been provided in accordance with Article 3, Section B, obtain, review, and reasonably utilize any

Base Flood Elevation (BFE) data, along with floodway data or non-encroachment area data
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available from a Federal, State, or other source, including data developed pursuant to Article 5, Section D(2)(b), in order to administer the

provisions of this ordinance.
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(12) When Base Flood Elevation (BFE) data is provided but no floodway or non-encroachment area data has been provided in accordance with Article 3,

Section B, obtain, review, and reasonably utilize any floodway data or non-encroachment area data available from a Federal, State, or other source in order to administer the provisions of this ordinance.
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(13) When the lowest floor and the lowest adjacent grade of a structure or the lowest ground elevation of a parcel in a Special Flood Hazard Area is

above the Base Flood Elevation, advise the property owner of the option to apply for a Letter of Map Amendment (LOMA) from FEMA. Maintain a copy of the Letter of Map Amendment (LOMA) issued by FEMA in the floodplain development permit file.
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(14) Permanently maintain all records that pertain to the administration of this ordinance and make these records available for public inspection,

recognizing that such information may be subject to the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended.
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(15) Make on-site inspections of work in progress. As the work pursuant to a floodplain development permit progresses, the floodplain administrator

shall make as many inspections of the work as may be necessary to ensure that the work is being done according to the provisions of the local ordinance and the terms of the permit. In exercising this power, the floodplain administrator has a right, upon presentation of proper credentials, to enter on any premises within the jurisdiction of the community at any reasonable hour for the purposes of inspection or other enforcement action.
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(16) Issue stop-work orders as required. Whenever a building or part thereof is being constructed, reconstructed, altered, or repaired in violation

of this ordinance, the Floodplain Administrator may order the work to be immediately stopped. The stop-work order shall be in writing and directed to the person doing or in charge of the work. The stop-work order shall state the specific work to be stopped, the specific reason(s) for the stoppage, and the condition(s) under which the work may be resumed. Violation of a stop-work order constitutes a misdemeanor.
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(17) Revoke floodplain development permits as required. The Floodplain Administrator may revoke and require the return of the floodplain development

permit by notifying the permit holder in writing stating the reason(s) for the revocation. Permits shall be revoked for any substantial departure from the approved application, plans, and specifications; for refusal or failure to comply with the requirements of State or local laws; or for false statements or misrepresentations made in securing the permit. Any floodplain development permit mistakenly issued in violation of an applicable State or local law may also be revoked.
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(18) Make periodic inspections throughout the special flood hazard areas within the jurisdiction of the community. The Floodplain Administrator and

each member of his or her inspections department shall have a right, upon presentation of proper credentials, to enter on any premises within the territorial jurisdiction of the department at any reasonable hour for the purposes of inspection or other enforcement action.
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(19) Follow through with corrective procedures of Article 4, Section D. (20) Review, provide input, and make recommendations for variance requests.

(21) Maintain a current map repository to include, but not limited to, the FIS Report, FIRM and other official flood maps
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and studies adopted in accordance with Article 3, Section B of this ordinance, including any revisions thereto including Letters of Map Change,

issued by FEMA. Notify State and FEMA of mapping needs.
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(22) Coordinate revisions to FIS reports and FIRMs, including Letters of Map Revision Based on Fill (LOMR-F) and Letters of Map Revision (LOMR).

SECTION D. CORRECTIVE PROCEDURES. (1) Violations to be Corrected: When the Floodplain Administrator finds violations of applicable State and local

laws, it
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shall be his or her duty to notify the owner or occupant of the building of the violation. The owner or occupant shall immediately remedy each of the

violations of law cited in such notification.

(2) Actions in Event of Failure to Take Corrective Action: If the owner of a building or property shall fail to take prompt

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corrective action, the Floodplain Administrator shall give the owner written notice, by certified or registered mail to the owner s last known

address or by personal service, stating: (a) that the building or property is in violation of the floodplain management regulations; (b) that a hearing will be held before the floodplain administrator at a designated place and time, not later than ten
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(10) days after the date of the notice, at which time the owner shall be entitled to be heard in person or by counsel and to present arguments and

evidence pertaining to the matter; and

(c) that following the hearing, the Floodplain Administrator may issue an order to alter, vacate, or demolish the building; or to remove fill as

applicable.
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(3) Order to Take Corrective Action: If, upon a hearing held pursuant to the notice prescribed above, the Floodplain Administrator shall find that

the building or development is in violation of the Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance, they shall issue an order in writing to the owner, requiring the owner to remedy the violation within a specified time period, not less than sixty (60) calendar days, nor more than (___) 180 calendar days. (One-hundred-eighty (180) calendar days or less is recommended) Where the Floodplain Administrator finds that there is imminent danger to life or other property, they may order that corrective action be taken in such lesser period as may be feasible.
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(4) Appeal: Any owner who has received an order to take corrective action may appeal the order to the local elected governing body by giving notice

of appeal in writing to the Floodplain Administrator and the clerk within ten (10) days following issuance of the final order. In the absence of an appeal, the order of the Floodplain Administrator shall be final. The local governing body shall hear an appeal within a reasonable time and may affirm, modify and affirm, or revoke the order.
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(5) Failure to Comply with Order: If the owner of a building or property fails to comply with an order to take corrective action for which no appeal

has been made or fails to comply with an order of the governing body following an appeal, the owner shall be guilty of a Class I misdemeanor pursuant to NC G.S. 143-215.58 and shall be punished at the discretion of the court.
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SECTION E. VARIANCE PROCEDURES. (1) The Board of Adjustment as established by Person County, hereinafter referred to as the appeal board , shall hear

and
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decide requests for variances from the requirements of this ordinance. (2) Any person aggrieved by the decision of the appeal board may appeal such

decision to the Court, as provided in
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Chapter 7A of the North Carolina General Statutes. (3) Variances may be issued for:

(a) the repair or rehabilitation of historic structures upon the determination that the proposed repair or rehabilitation will not preclude the

structure's continued designation as a historic structure and that the variance is the minimum necessary to preserve the historic character and design of the structure.
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(b) functionally dependent facilities if determined to meet the definition as stated in Article 2 of this ordinance, provided provisions of Article

4, Section E(9)(b), (c), and (e) have been satisfied, and such facilities are protected by methods that minimize flood damages during the base flood and create no additional threats to public safety.
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(c) any other type of development, provided it meets the requirements of this Section. (4) In passing upon variances, the appeal board shall consider

all technical evaluations, all relevant factors, all standards
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specified in other sections of this ordinance, and: (a) the danger that materials may be swept onto other lands to the injury of others;

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(b) the danger to life and property due to flooding or erosion damage; (c) the susceptibility of the proposed facility and its contents to flood

damage and the effect of such damage on the
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individual owner; (d) the importance of the services provided by the proposed facility to the community; (e) the necessity to the facility of a

waterfront location as defined under Article 2 of this ordinance as a functionally
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dependent facility, where applicable; (f) the availability of alternative locations, not subject to flooding or erosion damage, for the proposed use;

(g) the compatibility of the proposed use with existing and anticipated development; (h) the relationship of the proposed use to the comprehensive plan and floodplain management program for that
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area; (i) the safety of access to the property in times of flood for ordinary and emergency vehicles; (j) the expected heights, velocity, duration,

rate of rise, and sediment transport of the floodwaters and the effects of
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wave action, if applicable, expected at the site; and (k) the costs of providing governmental services during and after flood conditions including

maintenance and
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repair of public utilities and facilities such as sewer, gas, electrical and water systems, and streets and bridges. (5) A written report addressing

each of the above factors shall be submitted with the application for a variance. (6) Upon consideration of the factors listed above and the purposes of this ordinance, the appeal board may attach such
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conditions to the granting of variances as it deems necessary to further the purposes and objectives of this ordinance. (7) Any applicant to whom a

variance is granted shall be given written notice specifying the difference between the Base
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Flood Elevation (BFE) and the elevation to which the structure is to be built and that such construction below the Base Flood Elevation increases

risks to life and property, and that the issuance of a variance to construct a structure below the Base Flood Elevation will result in increased premium rates for flood insurance up to 25 per 100 of insurance coverage. Such notification shall be maintained with a record of all variance actions, including justification for their issuance.
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(8) The Floodplain Administrator shall maintain the records of all appeal actions and report any variances to the Federal Emergency Management Agency

and the State of North Carolina upon request.
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(9) Conditions for Variances: (a) Variances shall not be issued when the variance will make the structure in violation of other Federal, State, or

local laws, regulations, or ordinances. (b) Variances shall not be issued within any designated floodway or non-encroachment area if the variance

would
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result in any increase in flood levels during the base flood discharge. (c) Variances shall only be issued upon a determination that the variance is

the minimum necessary, considering
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