Permits / Waivers


Sec. 4-8-7. Platting
The Planning and Zoning Commission shall not approve any plat having property in the Base Flood unless said property is designated on the plat. Prior to issuance of a building permit, the City Engineer shall certify that the area in which a structure is to be located is not below the Base Flood Elevation. Once the City Engineer has certified that the lowest floor structure is at least one (1) foot or more above the Base Flood Elevation, the developer shall replat the property to remove the designation. No final inspection for a building permit will be issued until the designation is removed.

Sec. 4-6-122. Waiver
The City Engineer or Assistant Director of Utilities may waive some or all of the requirements of Sections 4-6-123 through 4-6-128 they administer when at least two (2) of the following conditions exist. The request for a waiver shall not be based upon self-imposed hardship or only the opportunity to make the property more profitable or reduce expense to the owner. Written application for waiver shall be submitted by the Developer or landowner. The waiver application shall fully state the grounds for the waiver and all facts related to such request.

Article V Service Provider Use of Public Right(S)-of-Way
Sec. 4-6-200. Statement of purpose.
Public and private uses of Public Right(s)-of-Way for location of Facilities employed in the provision of public services should, in the interests of the general welfare, be accommodated; however, the City must insure that the primary purpose of the Right(s)-of-Way, passage of pedestrian and vehicular traffic, is maintained to the greatest extent possible. In addition, the value of other public and private installations, roadways, City utility system, Facilities and properties should be protected, competing uses must be reconciled, and the public safety preserved. The use of the Public Right(s)-of-Way corridors by private users is secondary to these public objectives and to the movement of traffic. This article is intended to strike a balance between the public need for efficient, safe transportation routes and the use of Public Right(s)-of-Way for location of public and private Facilities. The article thus has several objectives.