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County: Lee   City: Sanibel

Date Created: 06/04/23
Last updated:06/04/23

Sanibel, FL to Consider Ordinance Affecting Flood Resistant Development
An emergency ordinance amending Land Development Code Section 94- 181 was adopted by the City Council on November 1, 2022, to expand authorized use and placement of recreational vehicles and park trailers in connection with a State or Federally declared disaster to allow temporary use within residential districts to assist residents during their recovery from Hurricane Ian. Following the adoption of Ordinance 22-011, the Florida Department of Emergency Management (FDEM) reached out to the City with concerns that the ordinance as adopted was not consistent with the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) standards and provided recommendations on how to revise the adopted language to be consistent with the NFIP. During the Planning Commission public hearing, questions were raised regarding the limitation to 180 consecutive days for the temporary use of a recreational vehicle or park trailer for housing residents whose dwelling unit was impacted by a natural disaster. Subsequent to the Planning Commission meeting, staff further researched the FEMA standards and had an additional meeting with FDEM staff. Staff was able to confirm that the requirement in the City’s ordinance that recreational vehicles and park trailers must be fully licensed and highway ready allows the City to permit post-disaster temporary use of a recreational vehicle or park trailer for longer than 180 consecutive days. The proposed amendment to Chapter 94 has been revised to remove the 180 consecutive day limitation.

Issue History

06/04/23  The Council will hold first reading at the 6/06/23 meeting

Related Documents

6/06/23 Background
6/06/23 Meeting Agenda