This chapter shall apply to all areas of special flood hazard within the jurisdiction of the Town of Southampton, Suffolk County, New York, except incorporated villages.
The areas of special flood hazard for the Town of Southampton, Community No. 365342, are identified and defined on the following documents prepared by the Federal Emergency Management Agency:
Flood Insurance Rate Map Panel Nos. 36103C0168H, 36103C0169H, 36103C0186H, 36103C0187H, 36103C0188H, 36103C0189H, 36103C0191H, 36103C0193H, 36103C0194H, 36103C0462H, 36103C0464H, 36103C0466H, 36103C0467H, 36103C0468H, 36103C0469H, 36103C0484H, 36103C0486H, 36103C0487H, 36103C0488H, 36103C0489H, 36103C0491H, 36103C0492H, 36103C0493H, 36103C0494H, 36103C0503H, 36103C0504H, 36103C0761H 36103C0506H, 36103C0507H, 36103C0508H, 36103C0509H, 36103C0511H, 36103C0512H, 36103C0513H, 36103C0514H, 36103C0516H, 36103C0517H, 36103C0518H, 36103C0519H, 36103C0526H, 36103C0527H, 36103C0530H, 36103C0531H, 36103C0532H, 36103C0533H, 36103C0534H, 36103C0536H, 36103C0537H, 36103C0538H, 36103C0539H, 36103C0541H, 36103C0543H, 36103C0751H, 36103C0752H, 36103C0753H, 36103C0754H, 36103C0758H, 36103C0759H, 36103C0760H, 36103C0762H, 36103C0763H, 36103C0764H, 36103C0766H, 36103C0767H, 36103C0776H, 36103C0777H, 36103C0778H, 36103C0779H, 36103C0781H, 36103C0782H, 36103C0783H, 36103C0784H, 36103C0786H, 36102C0801H, 36103C0802H, 36103C0803H and 36103C0806H, whose effective date is September 25, 2009, and any subsequent revisions to these map panels that do not affect areas under our Town's jurisdiction.
A scientific and engineering report entitled "Flood Insurance Study, Suffolk County, New York, All Jurisdictions" dated September 25, 2009.
Letter of Map Revision, Case Number 09-02-1473P, amending Panel 36103C0539H of the Flood Insurance Rate Map.
[Added 1-25-2011 by L.L. No. 3-2011]
Letter of Map Revision, Case Number 15-02-0499P, amending Panel 36103C0539H of the Flood Insurance Rate Map.
[Added 5-12-2015 by L.L. No. 15-2015]
The above documents are hereby adopted and declared to be a part of this chapter. The Flood Insurance Study and/or maps are on file at the office of the Town Clerk of the Town of Southampton and the Department of Land Management, 116 Hampton Road, Southampton, New York 11968.
This chapter includes all revisions to the National Flood Insurance Program through October 27, 1997, and shall supersede all previous laws adopted for the purpose of flood damage prevention.
In their interpretation and application, the provisions of this chapter shall be held to be minimum requirements, adopted for the promotion of the public health, safety and welfare. Whenever the requirements of this chapter are at variance with the requirements of any other lawfully adopted rules, regulations or ordinances, the most restrictive or that imposing the highest standards shall govern.
No structure shall hereafter be constructed, located, extended, converted or altered and no land shall be excavated or filled without full compliance with the terms of this chapter and any other applicable regulations. Any infraction of the provisions of this chapter by failure to comply with any of its requirements, including infraction of conditions and safeguards established in connection with conditions of the permit, shall constitute a violation. Any person who violates this chapter or fails to comply with any of its requirements shall, upon conviction thereof, be fined no more than $1,000 or imprisoned for not more than 15 days, or both. Each day of noncompliance shall be considered a separate offense. Nothing herein contained shall prevent the Town of Southampton from taking such other lawful action as necessary to prevent or remedy an infraction. Any structure found not compliant with the requirements of this chapter for which the developer and/or owner has not applied for and received an approved variance under § 169-21 will be declared noncompliant, and notification will be sent to the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
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. The 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 Town of Southampton, any officer or employee thereof or the Federal Emergency Management Agency for any flood damages that result from reliance on this chapter or any administrative decision lawfully made hereunder.