Title 15 - Chapter 15.08 - Building Permits

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15.08.010 Mudslide hazards to be determined prior to issuance.

A. The Pueblo County Zoning Administrator shall require the issuance of a permit for any excavation, grading, fill or construction in the community; and
B. The Pueblo County Zoning Administrator shall require review of each permit application to determine whether the proposed site and improvements will be reasonably safe from mudslides. If a proposed site and improvements are in a location that may have mudslide hazards, a further review must be made by persons qualified in geology and soils engineering; and the proposed new construction, substantial improvement, or grading must: (1) be adequately protected against mudslide damage; and (2) not aggravate the existing hazard. (§§ 1 and 2 of Res. dated 3/4/74)

15.08.020 Flood hazards to be determined prior to issuance.

A. The Zoning and Building Administrator shall review all building permit applications for new construction or substantial improvements 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 or substantial improvement (including prefab-ricated and mobilehomes) must: (1) be designed (or modified) and anchored to prevent flotation, collapse or lateral movement of the structure; (2) use construction materials and utility equipment that are resistant to flood damage; and (3) use construction methods and practices that will minimize flood damage; and
B. The Zoning and Building Administrator shall review subdivision proposals and other proposed new developments to assure that: (1) all such proposals are consistent with the need to minimize flood damage; (2) all public utilities and facilities, such as sewer, gas, electrical and water systems are located, elevated and constructed to minimize or eliminate flood damage; and (3) adequate drainage is provided so as to reduce exposure to flood hazards; and
C. The Pueblo City-County Health Department shall require new or replacement water supply systems and/or sanitary sewage systems to be designed to minimize or eliminate infiltration of flood waters into the systems and discharges from the systems 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. (§§ 1--3 of Res. dated 4/25/74)