Ordinance Number 140

An ordinance to indicate the building permit system which the community as posted and the review procedure for the system.

Whereas, Deer Trail, Colorado has adopted and is enforcing Ordinance No. 138 (Building Permit and Code) and

Whereas, Section 2 of the aforesaid prohibits any person, firm or corporation from erecting or constructing, any building or structure without first obtaining a separate building permit for each building or structure from the Town Council, and

Whereas, the Town Council must examine all plans and specifications for the proposed construction when application is made to him for a building permit.

Now, therefore, be it resolved by the Town Council of Deer Trail; Colorado as follows:

  1. That the Deer Trail Town Council shall review all building permit applications for new construction 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 (including prefabricated and mobile homes) must (1) be designed (or modified) and anchored to prevent flotation, collapse, or lateral movement of the structure, (ii) use construction materials and utility equipment that are resistant to flood damage, and (iii) use construction methods and practices that will minimize flood damage; and
  2. That the Deer Trail Town Council shall review subdivision proposals and other proposed new developments to assure that (i) all such proposals are consistent. with the need to minimize flood damage, (ii) all public - utilities and' facilities, such as sewer, gas, electrical, End 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; and
  3. That the Town Council shall require new or replacement water supply system and/or sanitary sewage systems to be designed to minimize or eliminate infiltration of flood waters into the systems and discharges from the events into 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.

Date Passed: October 7, 1975                   

Certification: James W. Rossi