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Columbia Declaration

Columbia Declaration

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 Incorporated 1814 Reincorporated 1866  Leo S. Lutz, Mayor Robert L. Pfannebecker, Solicitor  Michael L. Beury, Borough Council President Norman B. Meiskey, III, Borough Manager  _______________________________________________________________________________________________________ _
Whereas, on or about October 28, 2012, Hurricane Sandy has caused or threatens to cause injury,damage, and suffering to the persons and property of the Borough of Columbia; andWhereas, the Hurricane and its remnants has endangered the health, safety and welfare of asubstantial number of persons residing in the Borough of Columbia and threatens to create problems greater in scope than the Borough of Columbia may be able to resolve; andWhereas, emergency management measures are required to reduce the severity of this disaster andto protect the health, safety and welfare of affected residents in the Borough of Columbia; Now, Therefore, I, Leo S. Lutz, Mayor of the Borough of Columbia, Lancaster County,Pennsylvania, pursuant to the provisions of Section 7501 of the Pennsylvania EmergencyManagement Services Code, (35 PA C.S., Section 7501 as amended and pursuant to the BoroughCode, Act 43 of 2012, Section 1006 A (b), do hereby declare the existence of a disaster emergencyin the Borough of Columbia, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania;Further, I direct our Emergency Management Coordinator to coordinate the activities of theemergency response, to take all appropriate action needed to alleviate the effects of this disaster, toaid in the restoration of essential public services, and to take any other emergency response actiondeemed necessary to respond to this emergency.Still Further, I authorize officials of the Borough of Columbia to act as necessary to meet thecurrent exigencies of this emergency, namely; by employment of temporary workers, by the rentalof equipment, by the purchase of supplies and materials, and by entering into such contracts andagreements for the performance of public work as may be required to meet the emergency, allwithout regard to those time-consuming procedures and formalities normally prescribed by law,mandatory constitutional requirements excepted.This Declaration shall take effect immediatelyDate and TimeSigned, 10/29/12 7:00 A.M.Leo S. Lutz, Mayor Borough of ColumbiaLancaster CountyPennsylvania
Columbia Borough, 308 Locust Street, Columbia, Pennsylvania 17512Phone: 717-684-2467 www.columbiapa.net  Fax: 717-684-7764

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