CITY OF PRINCETON ORDINANCE NUMBER 315
ORDINANCE AMENDING THE PRINCETON CITY CODE WITH RESPECT TO FLOOD PLAIN REGULATIONS
BE IT ENACTED by the City Council of the City of Princeton, Iowa:
SECTION 13, 16, & 19. SECTION MODIFIED.
Chapter 160, Section 13, Paragraph 2, Section 16, Paragraph 1, and Section 19 in its entirety of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Princeton, Iowa, is repealed and the following adopted in lieu thereof:
160.13 GENERAL FLOOD PLAIN (OVERLAY) DISTRICT – FP.
2. Conditional Uses.
A. The following uses which involve structures (temporary or permanent), fill, storage of materials or equipment, excavation or alteration of a watercourse may be permitted only upon issuance of a conditional use permit by the Board of Adjustment as provided for in Section 160.19. Such uses must also meet the applicable provisions of the Floodway District Performance Standards.
1. Uses or structures accessory to open-space uses.
2. Circuses, carnivals, and similar transient amusement enterprises.
3. Drive-in theaters, new and used car lots, roadside stands, signs, and billboards.
4. Extraction of sands, gravel, and other materials.
5. Marinas, boat rentals, docks (excluding personal use docks in residential areas), piers, and
6. Utility transmission lines and underground pipelines.
7. Other uses similar in nature to uses described in Section 160.11(1) or (2) which are consistent with the provisions of Section 160.11(3) and the general spirit and purpose of this chapter.
B. Personal use docks in residential areas which involve structures (temporary or permanent), fill, storage of materials or equipment, excavation or alteration of a watercourse may be permitted only upon issuance of a conditional use permit by the Administrator.
160.16 APPLICATION FOR PERMIT. Application for a Flood Plain Development Permit shall be made on forms supplied by the Administrator and shall include the following information.
1. Before a Flood Plain Development Permit may be considered by the Administrator, the applicant shall deposit with the City a fee of twenty-five dollars ($25.00) to be credited to the General Fund of the City. In the case of applications for conditional uses for personal use docks in residential areas the fee shall be twenty-five dollars ($25.00).
2. Description of the work to be covered by the permit for which application is to be made.
3. Description of the land on which the proposed work is to be done (e.g., lot, block, tract, street address or similar description) that will readily identify and locate the work to be done.
4. Indication of the use or occupancy for which the proposed work is intended.
5. Elevation of the 100-year flood.
6. Elevation (in relation to National Geodetic Vertical Datum) of the lowest floor (including basement) of buildings or of the level to which a building is to be flood proofed.
7. For buildings being improved or rebuilt, the estimated cost of improvements and market value of the building prior to the improvements.
8. Such other information as the Administrator deems reasonably necessary (e.g., drawings or a site plan) for the purpose of this chapter.
160.19 CONDITIONAL USES, APPEALS AND VARIANCES. The Administrator shall hear and decide applications for conditional uses for personal use docks in residential areas. The Zoning Board of Adjustment shall hear and decide: (i) all other applications for conditional uses upon which the Board is authorized to pass under this chapter; (ii) appeals; and (iii) requests for variances to the provisions of this chapter; and shall take any other action which is required of the Board.
1. Conditional Uses. Requests for conditional uses for personal use docks in residential areas shall be submitted to the Administrator for consideration. Such requests shall include information ordinarily submitted with applications as well as any additional information deemed necessary by the Administrator. All other requests for conditional uses shall be submitted to the Administrator, who shall forward such to the Board of Adjustment for consideration. Such requests shall include information ordinarily submitted with applications as well as any additional information deemed necessary by the Board of Adjustment.
All ordinances or parts of ordinances in conflict with this ordinance are hereby repealed.
If any section, subsection, sentence, clause, or phrase of this ordinance shall be adjudged invalid or unconstitutional, such adjudication shall not affect the validity of the ordinance as a whole or any section, subsection, sentence, clause, or phrase hereof not adjudged invalid or unconstitutional.
This ordinance shall become effective upon publication as required by law.
Approved by the City Council of Princeton, Iowa this 13th day of February, 2013.
Signed by the Mayor of Princeton, Iowa this 13th day of February, 2013
Keith Youngers, Mayor
AJ Grunder, City Clerk/Treasurer Date of: 1st Reading Dec 12, 2013
2nd Reading Jan 9, 2014
3rd Reading Feb 13, 2014
Adoption Feb 13, 2014
Publication Feb 14, 2014