Series 106 2005 ORDINANCES/RESOLUTIONS
Section 106-192; Res. 69-05; Supporting and adopting the Boone County Hazard Mitigation Plan and expressing the intent of the City to participate in natural hazard mitigation and to work toward becoming a safer community
Council Bill No.
supporting and adopting the Boone County Hazard Mitigation Plan and expressing the intent
the City to participate in natural hazard mitigation and to work toward becoming a safer
WHEREAS, the City of Columbia recognizes that no community is
immune from natural
hazards whether it be tornado/severe thunderstorm, flood, severe winter weather, drought, heat
wave, earthquake, dam failure or wildfire and recognizes the importance enhancing its ability to
withstand natural hazards as well as the importance of reducing the human suffering, property
damage, interruption of public services and economic losses caused by those hazards; and
WHEREAS, the City of Columbia has adopted measures such as building
codes, fire codes,
floodplain management regulations, zoning ordinances, and stormwater management regulations
to minimize the impact of natural hazards; and
WHEREAS, the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the State
Management Agency have developed a natural hazard mitigation program that assists
communities in their efforts to become Disaster-Resistant Communities which are sustainable
communities after a natural disaster that focuses, not just on disaster relief, but also on recovery
and reconstruction that brings the community to at least pre-disaster conditions in an accelerated,
orderly and preplanned manner; and
WHEREAS, by participating in the Natural Hazards Mitigation
program, the City of Columbia
will be eligible to apply for post-disaster mitigation funds; and
WHEREAS, the City of Columbia has worked with government partners
partners to develop a local Natural Hazards Mitigation Plan.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF
COLUMBIA, MISSOURI, AS FOLLOWS:
SECTION 1. The City of Columbia supports
and adopts the Boone County Hazard
SECTION 2. The City of Columbia will
implement pertinent precepts of the Mitigation Plan
by incorporation into other community plans and mechanisms where appropriate.
SECTION 3. The City of Columbia will
evaluate and review the Mitigation Plan regularly or
after a disaster as well as complete a mandated five-year update submitted to the State
Emergency Management Agency and the Federal Emergency Management Agency for review.
SECTION 4. The City of Columbia will
use its best efforts to become a safer community by
participating in hazard identification and risk assessment to implement mitigation practices that
can reduce vulnerability for residents and businesses.
ADOPTED this 4th day of April, 2005.