Hazard Mitigation Planning
This Resolution approved and adopted by the council of Bolivar Borough of Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania on the date hereinafter set forth
Whereas, 44 CFR Part 201 Hazard Mitigation Planning establishes criteria for hazard mitigation planning authorized by Section 32 of the Stafford Act, as amended by Section 104 of the disaster Mitigation Act. Section 322 of the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000, mandates that Westmoreland County, prepare maintain and keep current a Hazard Mitigation Plan for evaluating the county's hazards, identifying resources and capabilities, selecting appropriate actions, and developing and implementing mitigation measures to eliminate or reduce future damage from those hazards in order to protect the health and safety, and welfare of residents within this County, and
Whereas, in response to the mandate stated above, this Borough has affirmed a commitment to the County they have assisted in preparing a hazard mitigation plan to identify any cost-effective action taken to eliminate or reduce the long-term risk of life and property from natural and technological hazards, and
Whereas, this Borough has also committed to reducing the potential effects of a major emergency or disaster and to protect the health, safety and welfare of the residents of this municipality through the efforts outlines by this plan.
Now, therefore, we the undersigned Council of Bolivar Borough do hereby approve, adopt and place into immediate effect the Hazard Mitigation Plan of Westmoreland County. This Plan shall be reviewed every five years to make certain that it conforms to the requirements of the provisions set forth by the Pennsylvania emergency Management Agency's Guideline.
President of Council
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