WHEREAS, in accordance with the Federal Mitigation Act (FMA) of 2000, the Wood County Commissioners by Resolution No. 10-213, designated David Heinlen to prepare and update the Wood County Mitigation Plan for Natural Disasters (2010); and

     WHEREAS, FMA of 2000 requires that every jurisdiction have an approved Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan in place, or become ineligible to receive federal mitigation grant funds when they become available; and

     WHEREAS, Mr. Heinlen, with the assistance of the Wood County Core Mitigation Planning Group, performed a hazard identification, risk assessment and vulnerability analysis of potential natural disasters within the County, and updated/prepared the required Plan; and

     WHEREAS, the Village of Grand Rapids was notified and invited to participate in the process of developing the Mitigation Plan for Natural Disasters and on behalf of its residents, agrees to adopt the Plan as their own in its final (2010) version;


     SECTION 1. That the Village Council shall go on record as they adopt the final (2010) version of the FEMA approved Wood County Mitigation Plan for Natural Disasters, as submitted by Mr. Heinlen and the Wood County Emergency Management Agency, as their own.

     SECTION 2. It is hereby found and determined that all formal actions of this Council concerning and relating to the passage of this Resolution were adopted in an open meeting of this Council and that all deliberations of this Council and of any other committees that results in formal action were in open meetings open to the public in compliance with all legal requirements, including Section 121.22 of the Ohio Revised Code.

     SECTION 3. This Resolution is hereby declared to be an emergency measure for the immediate preservation of the health, safety, and welfare of the residents of the Village of Grand Rapids, the specific emergency being the need for a timely completion of the approval process of the Mitigation Plan for Natural Disasters.

Passed: September 12, 2011


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