Resolution No. 2018-18

A Resolution Adopting the City of Hood River Representation in the Updates to the Hood River County Multi-Jurisdictional Natural Hazards Mitigation Plan

Whereas, the City of Hood River recognizes the threat that natural hazards pose to people, property and infrastructure within our community; and
Whereas, undertaking hazard mitigation actions will reduce the potential for harm to people, property and infrastructure from future hazard occurrences; and
Whereas, an adopted Natural Hazards Mitigation Plan is required as a condition of future funding for mitigation projects under multiple FEMA pre- and post-disaster mitigation grant programs; and
Whereas, the City of Hood River has fully participated in the FEMA prescribed mitigation planning process to prepare the Hood River County Multi-Jurisdictional Natural Hazards Mitigation Plan, which has established a comprehensive, coordinated planning process to eliminate or minimize these vulnerabilities; and
Whereas, the City of Hood River has identified natural hazard risks and prioritized several proposed actions and programs needed to mitigate the vulnerabilities of the City of Hood River to the impacts of future disasters within the Hood River County Multi-Jurisdictional Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan; and
Whereas, these proposed projects and programs have been incorporated into the Hood River County, Multi-Jurisdictional Natural Hazards Mitigation Plan that has been prepared and promulgated for consideration and implementation by the cities of Hood River County; and
Whereas, the Oregon Military Department’s Office of Emergency Management and Federal Emergency Management Agency, Region X officials have reviewed the Hood River County, Multi-Jurisdictional Natural Hazards Mitigation Plan and pre-approved it (dated, August 21, 2018) contingent upon this official adoption of the participating governments and entities;
Whereas, the NHMP is comprised of four volumes: Volume I -Basic Mitigation Plan, Volume II – Hazard Annexes. Volume III - Jurisdictional Addenda, and Volume IV – Mitigation Resources, collectively referred to herein as the NHMP; and
Whereas, the NHMP is in an on-going cycle of development and revision to improve it’s effectiveness; and
Whereas, City of Hood River adopts the NHMP and directs the City Manager to develop, approve, and implement the mitigation strategies and any administrative changes to the NHMP.
Now, therefore, be it resolved, that the City of Hood River adopts the Hood River County Multi-Jurisdictional Natural Hazards Mitigation Plan as an official plan; and
Be it further resolved, that the City of Hood River will submit this Adoption Resolution to the Oregon Military Department’s Office of Emergency Management and Federal Emergency Management Agency, Region X officials to enable final approval of the Hood River County Multi-Jurisdictional Natural Hazards Mitigation Plan.

Adopted this 9th day of October, 2018


    
     Paul Blackburn, Mayor


Attest:       


      
Jennifer Gray, City Recorder