1975 - 10
Resolution - of Compliance with Section 1910.3a of the National Flood Insurance Program Regulations
Whereas, the Council of Bolivar Borough, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, has indicated by Resolution of even date, an interest in the National Flood Insurance Program; and,
Whereas, the Council has agreed to take such official action as may be reasonable and necessary to carry out the objectives of the Program.
Now, Therefore, be it resolved by the Council of Bolivar Borough, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, beginning immediately upon adoption of this Resolution shall do the following:
1. Require building permits or exemption certificates for all proposed construction or other improvements in the community.
2. 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 which has a flood hazard, any proposed new construction or substantial improvement (including prefabricated and mobile homes) must,
(a) be designed (or modified) and anchored to prevent flotation, collapse, or lateral movement of the structure,
(b) use construction materials and utility equipment that are resistant to flood damage, and
(c) use construction methods and practices that will minimize flood damage;
3. Review subdivisions proposals and other proposed new developments to assure that
(a) all such proposals are consistent with the need to minimize flood damage,
(b) all public utilities and facilities, such as sewers, gas, electrical and water systems are located, elevated, and constructed to minimize or eliminate flood damage, and
(c) adequate drainage is provided so as to reduce exposure to flood hazards; and
4. Require new or replacement water supply systems and/or sanitary sewage systems to be designed to minimize or eliminate infiltration of flood waters into the systems and discharges from the systems to flood waters, and require on site waste disposal systems to be located so as to avoid impairment of them or contamination from them during flooding.
Passed this 1st day of December 1975
J. Conrad Gamble
President of Council
Edgar R. Dell December 4, 1075
Enacted this 4th day of December, 1975
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