Resolutions

RESOLUTION NO. 2008-24

A RESOLUTION ADOPTING THE HAZARD MITIGATION PLAN FOR WASIDNGTON COUNTY

WHEREAS, certain areas of Elkins, Arkansas, are subject to periodic flooding and other natural and man-caused hazards with the potential to cause damages to people's properties within the area; and

WHEREAS, the City of Elkins desires to prepare and mitigate for such circumstances; and

WHEREAS, under the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000, the United States Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) required that local jurisdictions have in place a FEMA- approved Hazard Mitigation Action Plan as a condition of receipt of certain future Federal mitigation funding after November 1, 2004; and

WHEREAS, to assist cities and counties in meeting this requirement, the County of Washington, with the assistance ofNorthwest Arkansas Economic Development District, has initiated development of a county wide, multi-jurisdiction Hazard Mitigation Plan the county and all jurisdictions in the county, specifically the cities and school districts;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF ELKINS, ARKANSAS:

That the City of Elkins, Arkansas hereby adopts those portions of the Plan relating to and protecting its jurisdictional area against all hazards, 2008-2010; and

Appoints the Washington County Emergency Management Director to assure that the Hazard Mitigation Plan be reviewed at least annually and that any needed adjustment to the Hazard Mitigation Plan be developed and presented to the governing board for consideration; and

Agrees to take such other official action as may be reasonably necessary to carry out the objectives of the Hazard Mitigation Plan.

APPROVED and ADOPTED on this 2rd day of October, 2008