[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town of Ridgefield 12-19-1974 (§ 3-5 of the 1974 Code); amended 8-2-1982. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
Building construction — See Ch. 135.
The Building Official shall review all building permit applications for new construction or substantial improvements to determine whether proposed buildings sites will be situated within any area of special flood hazard as defined by the zoning regulations and subdivision regulations of the Town of Ridgefield. If a proposed building site is in an area of special flood hazard, any proposed new construction or substantial improvement (including prefabricated and mobile homes) must:
Be designed (or modified) and anchored to prevent flotation, collapse, or lateral movement of the structure;
Use construction materials and utility equipment that are resistant to flood damage;
Use construction methods and practices that will minimize flood damage; and
Have received a development permit from the Planning and Zoning Commission of the Town of Ridgefield or its designated agent.
The Planning and Zoning Commission shall review subdivision proposals and other proposed new developments to assure that:
All such proposals are consistent with the need to minimize flood damage;
All public utilities and facilities, such as sewer, gas, electrical and water systems, are located, elevated, and constructed to minimize or eliminate flood damage; and
Adequate drainage is provided so as to reduce exposure to flood hazards.
The Town Sanitarian shall require new or replacement water supply systems and/or sanitary sewage systems to be designed to minimize or eliminate infiltration of floodwaters into the systems and discharges from the systems into floodwaters and require on-site waste disposal systems to be located so as to avoid impairment of them or contamination from them during flooding.