DIVISION 3


GENERAL PROVISIONS


SEC.

7-020.00 Lands To Which This Ordinance Applies


    This Ordinance shall apply to all areas of special flood hazard within the jurisdiction of the St. Tammany Parish Police Jury. (Ord. No. 610, adopted 12/19/74; Ord. No. 611, adopted 01/16/75; Ord. No. 791, adopted 02/16/78; Ord. No. 89-1053, adopted 03/16/89)

SEC.

7-022.00 Basis For Establishing The Areas Of Special Flood Hazard


    The areas of special flood hazard identified by the Federal Emergency Management Agency in a scientific and engineering report entitled, "Flood Insurance Study for St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana (Unincorporated Areas)" dated October 17, 1989, with accompanying Flood Insurance Rate Maps and Flood Boundary-Floodway Maps (FIRM and FBFM). The subsequent amendments made by FEMA to the rate maps and Flood Boundary Floodway Maps and or Flood Insurance Studies and Reports shall be automatically assimilated and made part of this Ordinance without further promulgation or documentation. (Amended by Ord. No. 90-1376, adopted 12/20/90)

    St. Tammany Parish Ordinance Calendar No. 368, Ordinance Police Jury Series 85-341 provides for the requirement that all habitable floor elevations located within Flood Zones designated A-1 through A-30 on the Parish's FIRM, within the specific area defined by Ordinance Calendar No. 368, be one (1) foot above the 100 year base flood elevation. (Ord. No. 610, adopted 12/19/74; Ord. No. 611, adopted 01/16/75; Ord. No. 791, adopted 02/16/78; Ord. No. 87-770, adopted 02/19/87; Ord. No. 89-1053, adopted 03/16/89; amended by Ord. No. 90-1376, adopted 12/20/90)

SEC.

7-022.01 Establishment Of Development Permit


    A Development Permit shall be required to ensure conformance with the provisions of this Ordinance. (Ord. No. 89-1053, adopted 03/16/89)

SEC.

7-022.02 Compliance



    No structure or land shall hereafter be located, altered, or have its use changed without full compliance with the terms of the Ordinance and other applicable regulations. (Ord. No. 610, adopted 12/19/74; Ord. No. 611, adopted 01/16/75; Ord. No. 791, adopted 02/16/78; Ord. No. 89-1053, adopted 03/16/89)

SEC.

7-022.03 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. (Ord. No. 89-1053, adopted 03/16/89)

SEC.

7-022.04 Interpretation


    In interpretation and application of this Ordinance, all provisions shall be; (1) considered as minimum requirements; (2) liberally construed in favor of the governing body; and (3) deemed neither to limit nor repeal any other powers granted under State statutes. (Ord. No. 89-1053, adopted 03/16/89)

SEC.

7-022.05 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 considerations. On rare occasions greater floods can and will occur and flood heights may be increased by man- made or natural causes. This Ordinance does not imply that land outside the areas of special flood hazards or uses permitted within such areas will be free from flooding or flood damages. This Ordinance shall not create liability on the part of the community or any official or employee thereof for any flood damages that result from reliance on this Ordinance or any administrative decision lawfully made thereunder. (Ord. No. 89-1053, adopted 03/16/89)

SEC.

7-022.10 Designated Flood Determination Zone


    All property within the area defined by the below mentioned description (Section 7- 022.11) and defined per map attached to Police Jury Ordinance No. 93-1832, shall be required to construct the first habitable floor a structure at least one (1) foot above the base flood elevation as determined by the FEMA Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRM'S). Those areas affected shall include all flood zone designations including flood zone C. (Ord. No. 93- 1832, adopted 10/21/93)

SEC.

7-022.11 Flood Zone C


    Commencing at the intersection of U.S. Highway 190 and Interstate 10; thence north along Interstate 10 to its intersection with Old U.S. Highway 11; thence east along Old U.S. Highway 11 to its intersection with the Pearl River; thence meandering southward along the Pearl River to its intersection with U.S. Highway 90; thence west along U.S. Highway 90 to its intersection with U.S. Highway 190; thence west along U.S. Highway 190 to its intersection with Interstate 10; to the point of beginning. (Ord. No. 93-1804, adopted 08/19/93)

SEC. 7-022.12-7-022.99 Reserved