Items Types:
Ordinances/1st Read
For Meeting of:
April 18, 2016
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Exhibits: Yes On File (City Clerk) : Yes Draft Only: No
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Ordinance No. 2016-41, Relating to Stormwater Requirements; Amending Chapters 63 and 65, Orlando City Code to Clarify Specific Freeboard, Water Management District, and Storm Event Duration Requirements (Economic Development)


The attached ordinance updates language in the Land Development Code to match requirements of the proposed Engineering Standards Manual; specifically to clarify the "freeboard" requirements for areas that are hydraulically connected to flood hazard areas, address the proper water management district jurisdiction requirements, clarify the duration of storm events and other changes to comport with Florida Statutes and the Engineering Standards Manual.

The change to the freeboard requirement is the most significant amendment; this would require the base elevation of new buildings both inside and hydraulically connected to the 100-year flood plain to be raised to 1-foot above 100-year flood levels. Currently, this requirement only applies to buildings inside the 100-year flood plain by strict reading of the ordinance.  This ensures all property owners are equally protected from the impacts of a 100-year flood.  This change will also help the City retain or improve its classification under national flood rating systems, which results in continued discounts to holders of flood insurance policies citywide.

This amendment was recommended for approval by the Municipal Planning Board at their January 19, 2016 meeting, the minutes of which were accepted by the City Council on February 29, 2016. 

Fiscal & Efficiency Data: N/A

Recommended Action:
Approve the attached ordinance number 2016-41 on first reading and request that the Mayor and City Clerk present the draft ordinance for second reading and public hearing at the next regular City Council meeting.

Agenda Item attachment(s) on file in the City Clerks Office.

Note: All agenda items must be in the City Clerk's office by Noon Friday, six(6) business days prior to the regular Monday City Council meeting.

Contact: James Hunt, P.E.,, Jason Burton,, or David Bass,
Approved By:

Department Date and Time
Budget Outside Routing Approval 4/7/2016 10:03 AM
City Clerk 4/7/2016 10:32 AM

Name: Description: Type:
Final_ESM_Related_LDC_Amendment_djb.pdf ESM Related LDC Amendment Ordinance

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