This chapter is adopted pursuant to the authorization in §§ 61.35 and 62.23, for villages and cities; and the requirements in § 87.30, Wis. Stats.
Uncontrolled development and use of the floodplains and rivers of this municipality would impair the public health, safety, convenience, general welfare and tax base.
This chapter is intended to regulate floodplain development to:
Protect life, health and property;
Minimize expenditures of public funds for flood control projects;
Minimize rescue and relief efforts undertaken at the expense of the taxpayers;
Minimize business interruptions and other economic disruptions;
Minimize damage to public facilities in the floodplain;
Minimize the occurrence of future flood blight areas in the floodplain;
Discourage the victimization of unwary land and homebuyers;
Prevent increases in flood heights that could increase flood damage and result in conflicts between property owners; and
Discourage development in a floodplain if there is any practicable alternative to locate the activity, use or structure outside of the floodplain.
This chapter shall be known as the "Floodplain Zoning Ordinance for Balsam Lake, Wisconsin."