An ordinance authorizing The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County to adopt the revised Flood Insurance Rate Map to minimize dangers to life and property, due to flooding, and to maintain eligibility for participation in the National Flood Insurance Program (Proposal No. 2017M-002OT-001).

WHEREAS, The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County (“Metro”) wishes to maintain eligibility in the National Flood Insurance Program (“NFIP’) and in order to do so, must meet the NFIP regulations found in Title 44 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Ch. 1, Section 60.3; and,

WHEREAS, areas of Metro are subject to periodic inundation which could result in loss of life and property, health and safety hazards, disruption of commerce and governmental services, extraordinary public expenditures for flood protection and relief, and impairment of the tax base, all of which adversely affect the public health, safety and general welfare; and

WHEREAS, flood losses are caused by the cumulative effect of obstructions in floodplains or construction which is inadequately elevated, floodproofed, or otherwise unprotected from flood damages; and

WHEREAS, the Legislature of the State of Tennessee has, in Tenn. Code Ann. §§ (13-7-201 through 13-7-210 or 13-7-101 through 13-7-115), delegated the responsibility to local governmental units to adopt regulations designed to promote the public health, safety, and general welfare of its citizenry; and

WHEREAS, having already adopted the Flood Insurance Rate Map (“FIRM”) as the official floodplain map for Metro in Metropolitan Code § 17.36.180, Metro now wishes to adopt the revised Flood Insurance Rate Map (“FIRM”) dated April 5, 2017; and,

WHEREAS, the Metropolitan Planning Commission approved mandatory referral No. 2017M-002OT-001 on December 27, 2016, for the FEMA revised Flood Insurance Rate Map as the official floodplain map for the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County.


Section 1. The revised FIRM is hereby adopted as the official floodplain map for the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County.

Section 2. The following area of Special Flood Hazard in Metro identified by FEMA, in its Flood Insurance Study (FIS) dated April 5, 2017 and Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) fall within community 470040, Flood Insurance Rate Map Panel numbers:

47037C0025H, 47037C0050H, 47037C0063H, 47037C0100H, 47037C0104H, 47037C0105H, 47037C0108H, 47037C0109H, 47037C0110H, 47037C0111H, 47037C0112H, 47037C0113H, 47037C0114H, 47037C0116H, 47037C0117H, 47037C0118H, 47037C0119H, 47037C0126H, 47037C0128H, 47037C0129H, 47037C0133H, 47037C0136H, 47037C0137H, 47037C0138H, 47037C0139H, 47037C0141H, 47037C0142H, 47037C0143H, 47037C0144H, 47037C0163H, 47037C0201H, 47037C0202H, 47037C0203H, 47037C0204H, 47037C0206H, 47037C0207H, 47037C0208H, 47037C0209H, 47037C0211H, 47037C0212H, 47037C0213H, 47037C0214H, 47037C0216H, 47037C0217H, 47037C0218H, 47037C0219H, 47037C0226H, 47037C0227H, 47037C0228H, 47037C0229H, 47037C0231H, 47037C0232H, 47037C0233H, 47037C0234H, 47037C0236H, 47037C0237H, 47037C0238H, 47037C0239H, 47037C0241H, 47037C0242H, 47037C0244H, 47037C0251H, 47037C0252H, 47037C0253H, 47037C0254H, 47037C0256H, 47037C0257H, 47037C0258H, 47037C0259H, 47037C0261H, 47037C0262H, 47037C0263H, 47037C0264H, 47037C0266H, 47037C0267H, 47037C0268H, 47037C0269H, 47037C0276H, 47037C0277H, 47037C0278H, 47037C0279H, 47037C0286H, 47037C0287H, 47037C0290H, 47037C0300H, 47037C0306H, 47037C0307H, 47037C0308H, 47037C0309H, 47037C0316H, 47037C0317H, 47037C0318H, 47037C0319H, 47037C0326H, 47037C0327H, 47037C0328H, 47037C0329H, 47037C0331H, 47037C0332H, 47037C0333H, 47037C0334H, 47037C0336H, 47037C0337H, 47037C0341H, 47037C0342H, 47037C0351H, 47037C0352H, 47037C0353H, 47037C0354H, 47037C0356H, 47037C0357H, 47037C0358H, 47037C0359H, 47037C0361H, 47037C0362H, 47037C0366H, 47037C0367H, 47037C0369H, 47037C0376H, 47037C0377H, 47037C0378H, 47037C0379H, 47037C0381H, 47037C0382H, 47037C0383H, 47037C0384H, 47037C0386H, 47037C0387H, 47037C0388H, 47037C0389H, 47037C0391H, 47037C0392H, 47037C0393H, 47037C0394H, 47037C0403H, 47037C0405H, 47037C0411H, 47037C0412H, 47037C0413H, 47037C0414H, 47037C0425H, 47037C0431H, 47037C0432H, 47037C0452H, 47037C0456H, and 47037C0457H, along with all supporting technical data, are adopted by reference and incorporated herein.

Section 3. Amendments to this legislation shall be approved by resolution.

Section 4. This ordinance shall take effect from and after its final passage, the welfare of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County requiring it.

Sponsored by: Jeremy Elrod

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Introduced: January 17, 2017
Passed First Reading: January 17, 2017
Referred to: Planning Commission - Approved
Planning, Zoning & Historical Committee

Public Works Committee
Passed Second Reading: February 7, 2017
Passed Third Reading: February 21, 2017
Approved: February 22, 2017
By: Mayor's signature

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