Any such municipality or county is hereby further empowered and authorized to levy, within all constitutional and statutory limitations, for the maintenance or operation of a flood control project; to purchase land situate therein for the same; to institute condemnation proceedings for the acquiring of any land required under the flood control project; and to authorize the issuance and sale of bonds within all constitutional and statutory limitations, as is provided under general law for the issuance and sale of bonds by municipalities and counties for public purposes generally. Any levy shall be equal and uniform throughout the municipality or county, as the case may be. Real or personal property or moneys may also be acquired for such purpose by gifts to such municipality or county.
Any municipality or county is hereby empowered and authorized to adopt zoning ordinances restricting the use of the lands and the construction of buildings and structures within the flood control area and one hundred feet on each side thereof and to enforce such ordinances by fine or imprisonment, or both, in the circuit court of the county in which the offense occurred in the case of a county ordinance, or by injunction proceedings in the circuit court of the county in which the offense occurred. Prosecution for violation of any such municipal ordinance shall be as in any other municipal ordinance violation case.
The power and authority granted by this section may be exercised by any municipality or county in cooperation with each other or separately where such flood control project is located, regardless of the sponsoring agency of such project.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2016 Regular Session
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