Town of Burlington, CT
Hartford County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town of Burlington as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Floodplain management — See Ch. 181.
[Adopted 1-21-1975]
This Town Meeting hereby:
Assures the Federal Insurance Administration that it will enact as necessary and maintain in force, for those areas having flood or mudslide hazards, adequate land use and control measures with effective enforcement provisions consistent with the criteria set forth in Section 1910 of the National Flood Insurance Program Regulations.
Vests the Planning and Zoning Commission and the Inland Wetlands Commission with the responsibility, authority, and means to:
Delineate or assist the Administrator, at his request, in delineating the limits of the areas having special flood (and/or mudslide) hazards on available local maps of sufficient scale to identify the location of building sites.
Provide such information as the Administrator may request concerning present uses and occupancy of the floodplain (and/or mudslide area).
Cooperate with federal, state, and local agencies and private firms which undertake to study, survey, map, and identify floodplain or mudslide areas, and cooperate with neighboring communities with respect to management of adjoining floodplain and/or mudslide areas in order to prevent aggravation of existing hazards.
Submit on the anniversary date of the community's initial eligibility an annual report to the Administrator on the progress made during the past year within the community in the development and implementation of floodplain (and/or mudslide area) management measures.
Appoints the Town Clerk of the Town of Burlington to maintain for public inspection and to furnish upon request a record of elevations (in relation to mean sea level) of the lowest floor (including basement) of all new or substantially improved structures located in the special flood hazard areas. If the lowest floor is below grade on one or more sides, the elevation of the floor immediately above must also be recorded.
Agrees to take such other official action as may be reasonably necessary to carry out the objectives of the program.
[Adopted 1-21-1975]
The Building Inspector of the Town of Burlington shall review all building permit applications for new construction or substantial improvements to determine whether proposed building sites will be reasonably safe from flooding. If a proposed building site is in a location that has a 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; and
Use construction methods and practices that will minimize flood damage.
The Planning and Zoning Commission of the Town or Burlington 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 Sanitarian of the Town of Burlington 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.