ADOPTED - APRIL 26, 2005
Agenda Item No. 20
Introduced by the Law Enforcement Committee of the:
INGHAM COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
RESOLUTION TO AUTHORIZE PARTICIPATION IN THE MICHIGAN EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT ASSISTANCE COMPACT
WHEREAS, the State of Michigan Emergency Management Act, Act 390 of the Public Acts of 1976, as amended M.C.L. 30.401 et. seq., authorizes the State and its political subdivisions to provide emergency aid and assistance in the event of a disaster or emergency; and
WHEREAS, the statutes also authorize the State to coordinate the provision of any equipment, services, or facilities owned or organized by the State or its political subdivisions for use in the affected area upon request of the duly constituted authority of the area; and
WHEREAS, this Resolution authorizes the request, provision, and receipt of inter-jurisdictional mutual assistance in accordance with the Emergency Management Act, Act 390 of the Public Acts of 1976, as amended, among political subdivisions within the State; and
WHEREAS, the Ingham County Sheriff’s Office\Emergency Operations Division has identified a need to participate in the Michigan Emergency Management Assistance Compact.
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Ingham County Board of Commissioners approves the participation of Ingham County in the Michigan Emergency Management Assistance Compact in order to maximize the prompt, full and effective use of resources of all participating governments in an event of an emergency or disaster and adopts the Michigan Emergency Management Assistance Compact which is attached hereto and incorporated by reference.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that all current Ingham County mutual aid agreements will be amended to include the following language: “When the financial burden of supplying local mutual aid surpasses our budgetary capacity, we may mutually agree to transition to enacting the MEMAC for mutual assistance purposes.”
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Ingham County Board of Commissioners authorizes the Board Chairperson and the County Clerk to sign any necessary contract documents that are consistent with this resolution and approved as to form by the County Attorney.
LAW ENFORCEMENT: Yeas: De Leon, Nolan, Copedge, Thomas, Schafer, Vickers
Nays: None Absent: None Approved 4/14/05