NOTICE OF ADOPTION
1st Reading: June 8, 2021
2nd Reading: June 22, 2021
Public Hearing: June 22, 2021
Date Adopted: June 22, 2021
Date Published: July 2, 2021
Effective Date: July 22, 2021
ORDINANCE NO. 2106-34
AN ORDINANCE ENACTING THE 2021 FLOOD DAMAGE PROTECTION ORDINANCE FOR LINCOLN COUNTY AND REPEALING THE 2011 FLOODPLAIN MANAGEMENT ORDINANCE AS AMENDED.
WHEREAS, The flood hazard areas of Lincoln County are subject to periodic inundation which results in the loss of life and property, the creation of health and safety hazards, the disruption of commerce and governmental services, and extraordinary public expenditures for flood protection and relief, all of which adversely affect the public health, safety and general welfare.
WHEREAS, these flood losses are created by the cumulative effect of obstructions in floodplains which cause an increase in flood heights and velocities, and by the occupancy of flood hazard areas by uses vulnerable to floods and hazardous to other lands because they are inadequately elevated, flood proofed or otherwise protected from flood damage; and
WHEREAS, the Legislature of the State of South Dakota has in SDCL §§ 11-2-13 delegated the authority to adopt regulations designed to minimize flood losses to local governmental units; and
WHEREAS, the enactment and implementation of floodplain regulations is required for participation in the National Flood Insurance Program;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED by the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners that the 2021 Flood Damage Protection Ordinance for Lincoln County is hereby adopted;
BE IT FURTHER ORDAINED that the 2011 Floodplain Management Ordinance, as amended, is hereby repealed;
BE IT FURTHER ORDAINED that copies of the 2021 Flood Damage Protection Ordinance for Lincoln County shall be filed with the County Auditor and Register of Deeds.
The public may inspect the entire 2021 Flood Damage Protection Ordinance at the Office of the Lincoln County Auditor during regular business hours.
Tiffani Landeen, Chair
Lincoln County Commissioners
Sheri Lund, Auditor