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File #: PO-2020-01    Version: Name: Floodplain Management Ordinance
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 12/19/2019 In control: Regular City Commission Meeting
On agenda: 2/19/2020 Final action: 2/19/2020
Title: An Ordinance Of The City Of Hollywood, Florida, Amending Chapter 154 Of The Code Of Ordinances Entitled "Flood Damage Prevention" To Revise The Regulations To Be In Conformance With FEMA's Model Floodplain Management Ordinance And The Florida Building Code; Providing For A Repealer Provision; A Severability Clause; And An Effective Date.
Attachments: 1. CHAPTER154FLOODDAMAGEAMENDMENTCLEANVERSION1NOV122019.DOC.pdf

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An Ordinance Of The City Of Hollywood, Florida, Amending Chapter 154 Of The Code Of Ordinances Entitled “Flood Damage Prevention” To Revise The Regulations To Be In Conformance With FEMA’s Model Floodplain Management Ordinance And The Florida Building Code; Providing For A Repealer Provision; A Severability Clause; And An Effective Date.

 

 

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Staff Recommends: Approval of the attached Ordinance

 

 

Explanation:

Chapter 154 of the Hollywood Code of Ordinances sets forth the regulations and guidelines relating to flood damage prevention.                     

 

The City participates in the National Flood Insurance Program and is required to meet the requirements of Sections 59 and 60 of Title 44 of the Code of Federal Regulations to continue to   participate in this program.

 

In January, 2013, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (“FEMA”) adopted the model floodplain management ordinance.

 

The Florida Division of Emergency Management (“Division”) has reviewed the City’s current flood damage prevention ordinance and has identified corrections required by FEMA consistent with its model ordinance.  

 

City staff has reviewed both the FEMA model ordinance and the Division’s proposed corrections and have determined that the current code provisions need to be updated to coincide with FEMA’s regulations.

 

The City Commission has determined that it is in the best interest of the citizens of Hollywood to amend the floodplain management regulations set forth in Chapter 154 of the Code of Ordinances.

 

 

Recommended for inclusion on the agenda by:

Alicia Verea-Feria, Engineer, Department of Public Utilities

Vivek Galav, Director, Department of Public Utilities

Gus Zambrano, Assistant City Manager/Sustainable Development