BYLAW: Floodplain. District 2
MUNICIPALITY: Reading, MA
DATE ADOPTED: Unknown
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Deptartment of Community Services
TEXT OF THE BYLAW:
4.4. FLOOD PLAIN DISTRICTS
4.4A. National Flood Insurance Flood Management District:
4.4A.1. Boundaries of the National Flood Insurance Flood Management District: The Floodplain. District shall be the boundaries of the National Flood Insurance Flood Management District and shall include those areas denoted as Zone -A (all suffixes) and Zone B as shown on the Federal Emergency Management Agency Federal Insurance Administration Flood Insurance Rate Map for the Town of Reading, Massachusetts in Middlesex County all panels available, utilizing the most recent effective date as may be amended.
4.4A.2. Applicability: Any property shown within the boundaries of 4.4A.1. shall be subject to the requirements herein of Section 4.4. as the Floodplain District.
4.4A.3. Uses Permitted in the National Flood Insurance Flood Management District: When this Paragraph 4.4A.1 applies, then all otherwise applicable provisions of Section 4.4. and Section 4.5. will also apply.
4.4.2. Underlying District:
All land within the Flood Plain Districts are included in one or more of the other districts defined by this By-Law. The permitted uses specified in Paragraph 4.4.3. and 22.214.171.124. take precedence in area so classified. If, however, a Special Permit under Paragraph 126.96.36.199. is granted by the Board of Appeals, then the permitted uses of the underlying zoning district shall govern.
4.4.3. Uses Permitted in Flood Plain District:
In a Flood Plain District, no new building shall be erected and no premises shall be used except for one or more of the following uses:
188.8.131.52. Municipal recreation, public water supply, drainage or flood control use, orchard, truck garden, nursery, or similar open use of the land for the raising of agricultural or horticultural crops, for rifle, pistol and shotgun shooting on land of any established range.
4.4.4. Uses Permitted in a Flood Plain District With Special Permit:
184.108.40.206. If authorized by the Board of Appeals, commercial golf course, or non-profit social, civic or recreational use (but not including any use the chief activity of which is one customarily conducted as a business); and buildings and sheds accessory to any use permitted in the district.
220.127.116.11. If any land defined in the By-Laws as being in a Floodplain District is proven to be in fact neither subject to flooding nor unsuitable for human occupancy because of drainage and topographic conditions, and if the use of such land will not be detrimental to the public health, safety and welfare, the Board of Appeals may permit buildings for human occupancy on such land in accordance with the requirements of the underlying district after the necessary proof has been presented to and reported on. by, the Community Planning and Development Commission and the Board of Health.
4.4.5. Uses Prohibited in a Flood Plain District:
Dumping, filling or earth transfer or relocation operations are prohibited except for utility trenches, driveways, landscaping and accessory building foundations, or municipal or public facilities permitted in the District.