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(1) Substantial Improvement Assessments and Determinations. The City Manager or their designee shall conduct Substantial Improvement (SI) reviews for all structural development proposal applications and maintain a record of SI calculations within permit files.

(2) Substantial Damage Assessments and Determinations. The City Manager or their designee shall:

(a) Conduct Substantial Damage (SD) assessments when structures are damaged due to a natural hazard event or other causes;

(b) Make SD determinations whenever a structure within the special flood hazard area is damaged to the extent that the cost of restoring the structure to its before damaged condition would equal or exceed 50 percent of the market value of the structure before the damage occurred.

(3) The applicant shall be responsible for preparing all technical data to support CLOMR/LOMR applications and paying any processing or application fees associated with the CLOMR/LOMR. The City is under no obligation to sign the Community Acknowledgement Form, which is part of the CLOMR/LOMR application, until the applicant demonstrates that the project will meet, or has met, the requirements of this code and all applicable state and federal permits.

(4) Notice of Completion for CLOMR. An applicant shall notify FEMA within six (6) months of project completion when an applicant has obtained a Conditional Letter of Map Revision (CLOMR) from FEMA. This notification to FEMA shall be provided as a Letter of Map Revision (LOMR).

(5) Penalties for Noncompliance. No structure or land shall be constructed, located, extended, converted, or altered without full compliance with the terms of EC 9.6705-9.6709 and other applicable regulations. Violations of EC 9.6705-9.6709 by failure to comply with any of its requirements (including violations of conditions and safeguards established in connection with conditions) are subject to the code enforcement provisions at EC 9.0020-9.0280.

(Section 9.6708, see chart at front of Chapter 9 for legislative history from 2/26/01 through 6/1/02; repealed and replaced by Ordinance No. 20684, enacted March 8, 2023, effective April 14, 2023.)