[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Selectmen of the Town of Ashford 10-14-1975. Amendments noted where applicable.]
This Board of Selectmen hereby:
Assures the Federal Insurance Administration that it will enact as necessary and maintain in force, for those areas having flood 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 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 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.
Cooperate with federal, state, and local agencies and private firms which undertake to study, survey, map, and identify floodplain areas and cooperate with neighboring communities with respect to management of adjoining floodplain 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 management measures.
Appoints the Planning and Zoning Commission 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.