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Title: 20 - Zoning

Chapter: 39 - NH Natural Hazard Area District

Section: 10 - Intent

Natural hazard areas are identified as potential natural hazard areas that are recommended for open space or very low density/intensity use. It is the intent of this chapter to accomplish the following objectives, thereby promoting public health, safety and general welfare and reduce risk to life and property:
  1. Supplement the adopted county flood hazard ordinance
  2. Limit alterations to the conveyance capacity of water courses
  3. Implement the adopted county drainage study/plan
  4. Reduce risks related to seismic hazards identified by the county\'s seismic safety element
  5. Minimize direct and indirect costs to governmental agencies and adjacent property owners caused by development in natural hazard areas.


(Ord. 87-20 Exh. A (part), 1987.)