Legislation # 12-0393 Enactment Number none
Type Resolution Effective Date none
Introduction Date 11/5/2012
Title Resolution Of The Council Of The City Of Hampton, Virginia Confirming The Declaration Of A Local Emergency Made Necessary By Hurricane Sandy, Which Was Declared By The Hampton Director Of Emergency Management On October 27, 2012
 
Legislation History 12-0393
DateNotice Of ActionDescription
11/5/2012 Adopted on First Reading
10/31/2012 Received By Clerk's Office
 
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City of Hampton, Virginia

Resolution

22 Lincoln Street

Hampton, VA 23669

www.hampton.gov

 

File Number: 12-0393

 

Enactment Number: -

 

Resolution Of The Council Of The City Of Hampton, Virginia Confirming The Declaration Of A Local Emergency Made Necessary By Hurricane Sandy, Which Was Declared By The Hampton Director Of Emergency Management On October 27, 2012

 

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; and

 

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; and

 

WHEREAS, it was necessary and proper on October 27, 2012 for the City Manager, acting as Hampton Director of Emergency Management, to declare a local emergency in the City in the wake of Hurricane Sandy 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 high winds and heavy rains and related conditions caused by Hurricane Sandy constituted a real and substantial threat to the 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 October 27, 2012 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.

 

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 by this Council.

 

Adopted at a special meeting of the City Council of the City of Hampton, Virginia, held on November 5, 2012.

 

 

 

Signed by ____________________________ Date _________________

Molly Joseph Ward, Mayor

 

 

 

 

Attested by ____________________________ Date _________________

Katherine K. Glass, CMC

Clerk of the Council