Local governmental units shall provide for the administration and enforcement of their floodplain management ordinances. To aid the commissioner in evaluating the effectiveness of local administration and enforcement, as provided in Minnesota Statutes 1969, section 104.03, the zoning administrator or other officer designated by the local governing body shall submit to the commissioner a copy of any application for a variance or special permit use where a hearing is to be held to consider such application. The commissioner shall receive at least ten days' notice of the hearing. Such notice shall specify the time, place, and subject matter of the hearing and shall be accompanied by such supporting information as is necessary to indicate the nature and effect of the proposed use. A copy of all decisions granting a variance or special permit to the provisions of the local floodplain management ordinance shall be forwarded to the commissioner within ten days of such action.
The local governmental unit may request technical assistance from the commissioner in evaluating requests for variances or special permits to the local floodplain management ordinance. Such assistance shall be provided by the commissioner within the limits of available appropriations and personnel.
MS s 104.05
June 11, 2008