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<br />Sponsored by: Staff <br /> <br />-- <br /> <br />CITY OF SEWARD, ALASKA <br />PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION <br />RESOLUTION 2007-02 <br /> <br />A RESOLUTION OF THE SEWARD PLANNING AND ZONING <br />COMMISSION, GRANTING THE CITY OF SEWARD HARBOR <br />DEPARTMENT A VARIANCE FROM SEWARD CITY CODE CHAPTER <br />15.25 FLOODPLAIN MANAGEMENT COASTAL (V) IDGH HAZARD <br />FLOOD AREA TO CONSTRUCT A PUBLIC RESTROOM FACILITY ON <br />THE SOUTH HARBOR DREDGE FILL TRACT <br /> <br />WHEREAS, the City of Seward Harbor Department proposes to construct a public restroom <br />facility on the newly created dredge fill tract located in the south harbor area; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, the tract created from dredge fill is located within a designated coastal high <br />hazard floodplain as identified on the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Flood <br />Insurance Rate Map (FIRM); and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, according to FIRM No. 020013- 6375, dated May 19, 1981, the Base Flood <br />Elevation for the subject tract falls into both the V2 and V 6 zones with BFE 9' and 11' respectively; <br />and <br /> <br />...... <br /> <br />WHEREAS, the City of Seward Floodplain Management Ordinance, Seward City Code <br />Section 15.25.050.D.4 states: The use offill for structural support of buildings within Zones Vl- <br />V30 on the FIRM is prohibited (ORD. 98-11). Structures are required to be constructed atop either <br />pile or column foundations in the V - tidal and, the area to be developed, although filled, is still <br />designated within the V tidal flood zone pending further action by a Letter of Map Revision <br />(LOMR); and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, the applicant has applied to the Planning and Zoning Commission for a <br />variance from the City of Seward Floodplain Management Ordinance to construct the proposed <br />structure based upon, and with the understanding that the City of Seward is concurrently filing an <br />application for a LOMR with FEMA to re-designate the subject area to a "c" Flood designation; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, the public notification process was complied with and the appropriate public <br />hearing as required by Seward City Code ~ 15.01.040 was conducted by the Commission. <br /> <br />NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Seward Planning and Zoning <br />Commission that: <br /> <br />Section 1. In accordance with Seward City Code Section 15.25.060 the Seward Planning and <br />Zoning Commission has considered all of the following factors: <br /> <br />.... <br /> <br />a. The danger that materials may be swept onto other /ands to the injury of others; <br />