City of Linwood, NJ
Atlantic County
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This chapter shall apply to all areas of special flood hazard within the jurisdiction of the City of Linwood.
[Amended 8-22-2018 by Ord. No. 18-2018]
A. 
The areas of special flood hazard for the City of Linwood, Community No. 340011, are identified and defined on the following documents prepared by the Federal Emergency Management Agency:
(1) 
A scientific and engineering report "Flood Insurance Study, Atlantic County, New Jersey, (All Jurisdictions) (34001CV000A)," dated August 28, 2018.
(2) 
"Flood Insurance Rate Map for Atlantic County, New Jersey (All Jurisdictions)," as shown on Map Index and Panels 34001C0427F, 34001C0428F, 34001C0429F, 34001C0431F, 34001C0433F, and 34001CIND0A, the effective date of which is August 28, 2018.
(3) 
Best available flood hazard data. These documents shall take precedence over effective panels and FIS in construction and development regulations only. Where the effective mapping or advisory base flood elevation conflict or overlap, whichever imposes the more stringent requirement shall prevail.
B. 
The above documents are hereby adopted and declared to be a part of this chapter. The flood insurance study, maps and advisory documents are on file at 400 Poplar Avenue, Linwood City, New Jersey.
A. 
No structure or land shall hereafter be relocated to, extended, converted or structurally altered without full compliance with the terms of this chapter and other applicable regulations.
[Amended 8-22-2018 by Ord. No. 18-2018]
B. 
Violation of the provisions of this chapter by failure to comply with any of its requirements (including violations of conditions and safeguards established in connection with conditions) shall constitute a misdemeanor. Any person who violates this chapter or who fails to comply with any of its requirements shall, upon conviction thereof, be fined not more than $2,000 or be imprisoned for not more than 30 days, or both, for each violation and, in addition, shall pay all costs and expenses involved in the case. Nothing herein contained shall prevent the City of Linwood from taking such other lawful action as is necessary to prevent or remedy any violation.
This chapter is not intended to repeal, abrogate or impair any existing easements, covenants or deed restrictions. However, where this chapter and another ordinance, easement, covenant or deed restriction conflict or overlap, whichever imposes the more stringent restrictions shall prevail.
In the interpretation and application of this chapter, all provisions shall be:
A. 
Considered as minimum requirements.
B. 
Liberally construed in favor of the governing body.
C. 
Deemed neither to limit nor repeal any other powers granted under state statutes.
The degree of flood protection required by this chapter is considered reasonable for regulatory purposes and is based on scientific and engineering considerations. Larger floods can and will occur on rare occasions. Flood heights may be increased by man-made or natural causes. This chapter does not imply that land outside the areas of special flood hazard or uses permitted within such areas will be free from flooding or flood damages. This chapter shall not create liability on the part of the City of Linwood or by any officer or employee thereof for any flood damages that result from reliance on this chapter or any administrative decision lawfully made thereunder.