Agenda Item # 9

Columbus Consolidated Government

Council Meeting

09/08/2015

Agenda Report # 28


TO: Mayor and Council

SUBJECT: Muscogee County Emergency Sheltering Agreement

INITIATED BY: Riley Land, Emergency Management


Recommendation: Approval is requested to authorize the Mayor to enter into an agreement with Georgia Emergency Management Agency which provides emergency evacuation shelter equipment and other items for the Columbus-Muscogee County area.

Background: The purpose of this Agreement is to set forth terms by which the Georgia Emergency Management Agency shall provide emergency evacuation shelter equipment and other items as listed to Columbus-Muscogee County located within the State of Georgia to support all hazards emergency management missions.

Analysis: Agreement is renewed annually to insure equipment and support to Columbus from the State of Georgia in the event of an emergency requiring mass sheltering of persons from outside of Muscogee County.

Financial Considerations: FEMA and State of Georgia agrees to assist Muscogee County with equipment and other means of support with the mission of mass sheltering of persons from outside of Muscogee County.

Projected Annual Fiscal Impact Statement: No cost to the City to enter into this agreement.

Legal Considerations: Council approval is required to authorize the Mayor to sign and thereby enter into this agreement with the Georgia Emergency Management Agency.

Recommendations/ Actions: Recommended that Council approve this resolution authorizing the Mayor to sign this agreement on behalf of the City of Columbus/Columbus Consolidated Government.





A RESOLUTION
NO._____


A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR'S SIGNATURE ON AN AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE GEORGIA EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY AND THE COLUMBUS CONSOLIDATED GOVERNMENT.

WHEREAS, the State of Georgia and cities within its boundaries, to include Columbus, Georgia are subject to emergencies and disasters caused by natural, manmade and technological hazards; and,

WHEREAS, these emergencies and disasters would directly affect the citizens therein and might cause a large number of them to evacuate to Columbus, Georgia; and,

WHEREAS, this agreement sets forth the terms by which the Georgia Emergency Management Agency shall provide Emergency Evacuation equipment and other items located within the State of Georgia to support all-hazards emergency management missions; and,

WHEREAS, this agreement is renewed yearly by the Mayor’s signature and has been in effect for a number of years; and,

WHEREAS, the Emergency Management Division of the Columbus Fire and Emergency Medical Services will maintain, manage, and implement this agreement in the event it should become necessary.

NOW, THEREFORE, THE COUNCIL OF COLUMBUS, GEORGIA, HEREBY RESOLVES AS FOLLOWS:
Introduced at a regular meeting of the Council of Columbus, Georgia, held the __________ day of ___________ 2015, and adopted at said meeting by the affirmative vote of ________ members of said Council. Councilor Allen voting __________.
Councilor Baker voting __________.
Councilor Barnes voting __________.
Councilor Buck voting __________.
Councilor Davis voting __________.
Councilor Henderson voting __________.
Councilor Huff voting __________.
Councilor Thomas voting __________.
Councilor Turner Pugh voting __________.
Councilor Woodson voting __________.



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