Agenda Item # 1

Columbus Consolidated Government

Council Meeting

5/8/2012

Agenda Report # 045

TO: Mayor and Council

SUBJECT: Muscogee County Pre-Disaster Hazard Mitigation Plan

INITIATED BY: Riley Land, Deputy Director, Emergency Management Division Columbus Fire and Emergency Medical Services



Recommendation: Approval is requested for the adoption of the Muscogee County Pre-Disaster Hazard Mitigation Plan.

Background: The Georgia Emergency Management Agency requires that this agreement be adopted in order to meet Federal Emergency Management Agency and Georgia Emergency Management Agency requirements and to make Columbus eligible for federal and state aid in the event of a disaster or emergency and is to be updated every five (5) years.

Financial Considerations: There is no cost for the agreement but without the agreement the city would be liable for all costs and expenses in the event of a declared disaster or emergency.

Projected Annual Fiscal Impact Statement: N/A

Legal Considerations: Council is the approving authority on this agreement. This agreement has been approved as to form by the City Attorney's Office.

Recommendations/Actions: Approval is requested for the Council to adopt by resolution the Muscogee County Pre-Disaster Hazard Mitigation Plan.



A RESOLUTION

NO. _____


WHEREAS, the State of Georgia and the City of Columbus are vulnerable to a wide range of natural and man-made disasters and local jurisdictions are required by the Federal Emergency Management Agency and The Georgia Emergency Management Agency to make certain and specific plans to address local hazards and threats; and,

WHEREAS, the purpose of the Pre-Disaster Hazard Mitigation Plan is to identify these threats and hazards, conduct evaluations of emergencies and disasters that have occurred within these jurisdictions and to make recommendations for mitigation actions and strategies to address these hazards and threats; and,

WHEREAS, the Pre-Disaster Hazard Mitigation Plan is complete and has been approved by the Federal Emergency Management Agency and The Georgia Emergency Management Agency; and,

WHEREAS, the completion and approval of the Pre-Disaster Hazard Mitigation Plan is required by the Federal Emergency Management Agency for the Columbus Consolidated Government to be eligible for federal disaster reimbursement funds and assistance in the event of a federally declared emergency or disaster; and,

WHEREAS, the Pre-Disaster Hazard Mitigation Plan must be adopted by the Council of Columbus, Georgia to be valid and in effect.

NOW, THEREFORE, THE COUNCIL OF COLUMBUS, GEORGIA HEREBY RESOLVES:

That the Mayor is hereby authorized to execute the Pre-Disaster Hazard Mitigation Plan as a valid and recognized plan for the Columbus Consolidated Government, City of Columbus and a copy of this resolution will be forwarded to the Georgia Emergency Management Agency by the Emergency Management Division of the Columbus Fire and Emergency Management Agency to signify this act.
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Introduced at a regular meeting of the Council of Columbus, Georgia, held on the _____ day of _________, 2012 and adopted at said meeting by the affirmative vote of _______ members of Council.


Councilor Allen voting __________.
Councilor Baker voting __________.
Councilor Barnes voting __________.
Councilor Davis voting __________.
Councilor Henderson voting __________.
Councilor Huff voting __________.
Councilor McDaniel voting __________.
Councilor Turner Pugh voting __________.
Councilor Thomas voting __________.
Councilor Woodson voting __________.


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Tiny B. Washington, Clerk of Council Teresa Pike Tomlinson, Mayor