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HomeMy WebLinkAboutRES 041123-5.J - Disaster DeclarationRESOLUTION NO. Del It Z3 _5 A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF GEORGETOWN, TEXAS, CONSENTING TO THE CONTINUATION OF THE DISASTER DECLARATION SIGNED BY THE MAYOR ON FEBRUARY 7, 2023, THROUGH MAY 9, 2023, REPEALING CONFLICTING RESOLUTIONS; INCLUDING A SEVERABILITY CLAUSE; AND ESTABLISHING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. WHEREAS, on February 7, 2023, Mayor Josh Schroeder, acting in accordance with authority granted to him under Section 418.108(a) of the Texas Government Code and the City's Home Rule Charter, declared a local state of disaster for the City due to severe winter weather conditions resulting in imminent threat of widespread and severe damage, injury, and/or loss of life and property; WHEREAS, Section 418.108(b) of the Texas Government Code provides that such a declaration of disaster may not be continued for a period of more than seven days except with the consent of the governing body of the political subdivision; WHEREAS, the imminent threat of widespread and severe damage, injury, and/or loss of life and property necessitating the disaster declaration continued to exist for a period of more than seven days, and accordingly, on February 14, 2023, the City Council extended the disaster declaration through March 14, 2023, and on March 14, 2023, the City Council extended the disaster declaration through April 11, 2023; WHEREAS; debris from the disaster still remains in rights -of -way and public property, and because the debris is a fire hazard, obstructs traffic and emergency vehicle access, and attracts pests, the outstanding debris poses a significant and imminent risk to human health and safety that necessitates the continuation of the disaster declaration; WHEREAS, the City Council supports the disaster declaration signed by Mayor Josh Schroeder on February 7, 2023 and consents to its continuation for a period of more than seven days. NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF GEORGETOWN, TEXAS: SECTION 1. The facts and recitations contained in the preamble of this Resolution are hereby found and declared to be true and correct and are incorporated by reference herein and expressly made a part hereof, as if copied verbatim. SECTION 2. The City Council hereby consents to the continuation of the disaster declaration signed by Mayor Josh Schroeder through May 9, 2023. Resolution No. 04%% 3Pagel of2 Subject: Continuation of Local Disaster Declaration Date Approved:�7p���'t�� attest. SECTION 3. The Mayor is authorized to sign this Resolution and the City Secretary to SECTION 4. This Resolution shall become effective and be in full force and effect upon execution by the Mayor. PASSED AND APPROVED on the 9th day of May 2023 ATTEST: CI7 By: 7By: Robyn Dens re, City Secretary Josl APPROVED AS TO FORM: By: Skye Masson, City Attorney Resolution No. DLI► LS-5, ;5 Page 2 of 2 Subject: Continuation of Local Disaster Declaration Date Approved; ZOO