Legislation # 15-0066 Enactment Number none
Type Resolution Effective Date none
Introduction Date 2/25/2015
Title Resolution of the Council of the City of Hampton, Virginia Confirming the Declaration of a Local Emergency Made Necessary by the Winter Storm referred to as the "2015 February Snow Storm" and Declared by the Hampton Director of Emergency Management on February 16, 2015.
 
Legislation History 15-0066
DateNotice Of ActionDescription
2/25/2015 Approved items 1 - 5 on the consent agenda.
2/18/2015 Received By Clerk's Office
 
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Legislation Text 15-0066

 

City of Hampton, Virginia

Resolution

22 Lincoln Street

Hampton, VA 23669

www.hampton.gov

 

File Number: 15-0066

 

Enactment Number: -

 

Resolution of the Council of the City of Hampton, Virginia Confirming the Declaration of a Local Emergency Made Necessary by the Winter Storm referred to as the "2015 February Snow Storm" and Declared by the Hampton Director of Emergency Management on February 16, 2015.

 

RESOLUTION

WHEREAS, Section 44-146.21 of the Code of Virginia, 1950, as amended, prescribes necessary actions precedent to a declaration of a local emergency;

 

WHEREAS, Section 44-146.21 prescribes two methods for declaring an emergency: the first is accomplished by the local director of emergency management with the consent of the governing body; the second is accomplished by the director of emergency management without the initial consent of the governing body, but such declaration must be confirmed by the governing body at its next regularly scheduled meeting or at a special meeting within fourteen days of the declaration, whichever is first to occur;

 

WHEREAS, it was necessary and proper on February 16, 2015, for the City Manager acting as Hampton Director of Emergency Management to declare a local emergency in the city without first obtaining the consent of the Hampton City Council (the Council), and confirmation by the Council is now required by law; and

 

WHEREAS, the Council is satisfied that the accumulation of snow, ice and freezing rain predicted to be caused by and actually caused by the 2015 February Snow Storm constituted a real and substantial threat to health and safety of persons and property in the City and necessitated a declaration of local emergency.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Council of the City of Hampton, Virginia:

 

1. That it hereby confirms the Declaration of Local Emergency made on February 16, 2015, by the Director of Emergency Management, and such declaration shall remain effective until the emergency conditions occasioned by the storm are declared terminated by this Council;

2. That it understands and confirms that the Declaration of Local Emergency empowered the Director of Emergency Management with special authority and duties, said authority and duties being defined by the laws, rules, regulations and plans of the United States of America, the Commonwealth of Virginia and the City of Hampton; and

 

3. That it understands and confirms that when, in the judgment of this Council, all needed emergency actions have been taken, appropriate action to end the declared local emergency will be taken.

 

Adopted at the regular meeting of the City Council of the City of Hampton, Virginia held on February 25, 2015.

 

 

 

Signed by ____________________________ Date _________________

George E. Wallace, Mayor

 

 

 

 

Attested by ____________________________ Date _________________

Katherine K. Glass, CMC

Clerk of the Council