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<br />ORDINANCE NO., 07 -M-45 <br /> <br />AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SCHERTZ, <br />TEXAS CONFIRMING A FLOOD DAMAGE PREVENTION PROGRAM; <br />DECLARING AN EMERGENCY AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE; AND <br />OTHER MATTERS IN CONNECTION THEREWITH <br /> <br />WHEREAS, the Texas Legislature has, in Section 16.315 of the Texas Water Code, as <br />amended, delegated to local governments the responsibility to adopt regulations designed to minimize <br />flood losses; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, the City of Schertz, Texas (the "City") has previously established such <br />regulations in Article XIII of the City's Unified Development Code, as amended (the "UDC"); and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, the City Council of the City has determined that it is in the best interests of the <br />City to confirm such program through this Ordinance; <br /> <br />NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY <br />OF SCHERTZ, TEXAS: <br /> <br />Part 1 <br /> <br />The City's Code of Ordinances is hereby amended by adoption of this Ordinance and the <br />following flood damage prevention provisions: <br /> <br />ARTICLE I <br /> <br />TITLE OF ORDINANCE, FINDINGS OF FACT, PURPOSE AND METHODS <br /> <br />Section 1. <br /> <br />Title of Ordinance <br /> <br />This Ordinance shall be referred to as the "Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance". <br /> <br />Section 2. <br /> <br />Findings of Fact <br /> <br />( a) The flood hazard areas of the City of Schertz are subject to periodic inundation, which <br />results in loss of life and property, health and safety hazards, disruption of commerce and <br />governmental services, and extraordinary public expenditures for flood protection and relief, all of <br />which adversely affect the public's health, safety and general welfare. <br /> <br />(b) These flood losses are created by the cumulative effect of obstructions in floodplains <br />which cause an increase in flood heights and velocities, and by the occupancy of flood hazard areas by <br />uses vulnerable to floods and hazardous to other lands because they are inadequately elevated, <br />floodproofed or otherwise protected from flood damage. <br /> <br />50028934.1 <br /> <br />1 <br />