[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Council of the Town of Mansfield 9-28-1998, effective 10-23-1998. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The short title of this chapter shall be the "Town of Mansfield Flood and Erosion Control Board."
It is recognized that from time to time in the Town of Mansfield issues may arise pertaining to flood and erosion damage or potential damage and that action may need to be taken by the town to address these issues.
In accordance with provisions of §§ 25-84 to 25-94 of the Connecticut General Statutes, a municipal Flood and Erosion Control Board is hereby established to exercise the powers granted under Chapter 477, Part II, of the Connecticut General Statutes.
In accordance with the provisions of § 25-84 of the Connecticut General Statutes and a population of less than 50,000, the Town Council is empowered to act as the municipal Flood and Erosion Control Board.
The Flood and Erosion Control Board shall have authority, within limits of appropriations made by the municipality, to plan, lay out, acquire, construct, reconstruct, repair, maintain, supervise and manage a flood and erosion control system.
A "flood and erosion control system" is defined as any dike, berm, dam, piping, groin, jetty, embankment, revetment, water storage area, ditch, drain or other structure or facility useful in preventing or ameliorating damage from floods or erosion, or any dam forming a lake or pond that benefits abutting properties, and shall include any easements, rights-of-way and riparian rights which may be required in furtherance of any such system.