Legislation # 08-0398 Enactment Number none
Type Resolution Effective Date 9/10/2008
Introduction Date 9/10/2008
Title Resolution Of The Council Of The City Of Hampton, Virginia, Confirming The Declaration Of A Local Emergency Made Necessary By Tropical Storm Hanna, Which Was Declared By The City Manager/Hampton Director Of Emergency Management On September 5, 2008.
 
Legislation History 08-0398
DateNotice Of ActionDescription
9/10/2008 Approved as amended - language was added amending the Resolution to add a termination of the state of emergency as of 6 p.m. on September 8, 2008.
9/10/2008 Moved to to add a resolution concerning the recent declaration of a local emergency to the agenda.
9/8/2008 Received By Clerk's Office
 
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Declaration of Emergency.pdf Exhibit 18K Declaration
 
Legislation Text 08-0398

 

City of Hampton, Virginia

Resolution

22 Lincoln Street

Hampton, VA 23669

www.hampton.gov

 

File Number: 08-0398

 

Enactment Number: -

 

Resolution Of The Council Of The City Of Hampton, Virginia, Confirming The Declaration Of A Local Emergency Made Necessary By Tropical Storm Hanna, Which Was Declared By The City Manager/Hampton Director Of Emergency Management On September 5, 2008.

 

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, the 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 for the Hampton, Virginia, Director of Emergency Management to declare a local emergency in Hampton, Virginia, without first obtaining the consent of the Council of the City of Hampton, Virginia (the "Council") and confirmation by the Council is now required by law; and

 

WHEREAS, the Council is satisfied that the size, strength and immediate projected path of Tropical Storm Hanna constituted a real and substantial threat to health and safety of persons and property in the City of Hampton, Virginia, and that it 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 September 5, 2008, by the Director of Emergency Management, and terminated by him on September 8, 2008, when the emergency occasioned by Tropical Storm Hanna ended.

 

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.

 

Adopted at the regular meeting of the City Council of the City of Hampton, Virginia held on September 10, 2008.

 

 

 

Signed by ____________________________ Date _________________

Molly Joseph Ward, Mayor

 

 

 

 

Attested by ____________________________ Date _________________

Katherine K. Glass

Clerk of the Council