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WHEREAS, certaia areas of the City of Johnson, are subject to periodic flooding, causing
serious damages to properties within these areas; and
WHEREAS, it is the intent of this City Council to require the recognition and evaluation of flood hazards in all official actions relating to land use in areas having these hazards; and
WHEREAS, this body has the legal authority to adopt land use and control measures to reduce future flood losses pursuant to the Legislature of the State of Arkansas in Ark. Code Ann § 14-
263-101 et seq.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that tins City Council hereby:
1. Assures the Federal Emergency Management Agency that it will enact as necessary,
and maintain in force, in those areas having flood hazards, adequate land use and control measures with effective enforcement provisions consistent with the criteria set forth in Section 60 of the National Flood Insurance Program Regulations; and
2. Vests the Mayor of Johnson with the responsibility, authority and means to:
(a) Assist the Federal Insurance Administrator, at his/her request, in the
delineation of the limits of the area having special flood hazards.
(b) Provide such information concerning present uses and occupancy of the
floodplain, mudslide or flood-related erosion areas as the Federal Insurance
Administrator may request.
(c) Maintain for public inspection and furnish upon request, for the determination
of applicable flood insurance risk premium rates within all areas having special
flood hazards identified on a Flood Hazard Boundary Map (FBBM) or Flood
Insurance Rate Map (FIRM), any certificates of floodproofing, and information
on the elevation (in relation to mean sea level) of the level of the lowest flood
(including basement) of all new construction or substantially improved structures,
and include whether or not such structures contain a basement, and if the structure
has been floodproofed, the elevation (in relation to mean sea level) to which the
structure was floodproofed.
(d) Cooperate with Federal, State and local agencies and private firms which
undertake to study, survey, map and identify floodplain, mudslide or flood-related
erosion areas, and cooperate with neighboring communities with respect to
management of adjoining floodplain, mudslide and/or flood-related erosion areas
in order to prevent aggravation of existing hazards.
(e) Upon occurrence, notify the Federal Insurance Administrator in writing
whenever the boundaries of the community have been modified by annexation or
the community has otherwise assumed or no longer has authority to adopt and
enforce floodplain management regulations for a particular area. In order that ail
FHBM's and FIRM'S accurately represent the community's boundaries, include
within such notification a copy of the map of the community suitable for
reproduction, clearly delineating the new corporate limits or new area for which
the community has assumed or relinquished floodplain management regulatory
(f) Submit an annual report to the Federal Insurance Administrator concerning
the community's participation in the program, including, but not limited to the
development and implementation of floodplain management measures.
3. Appoints the Mayor of Johnson with the responsibility, authority, and means to
implement the commitments as outlined in this Resolution.
4. Agrees to take such other official action as may be reasonably necessary to carry out
the objectives of the adopted floodplain management measures.