ORDINANCE NO. 2009-06

TOWN OF LEO-CEDARVILLE ORDINANCE ADOPTING THE NATIONAL INCIDENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (NIMS)

AN ORDINANCE ADOPTING THE NATIONAL INCIDENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (NIMS) AS THE STANDARD FOR INCIDENT MANAGEMENT BY THE TOWN OF LEO-CEDARVILLE.

WHEREAS, on February 28, 2003, the President issued Homeland Security Presidential Directive (HSPD-5) – 5 that directed the Department of Homeland Security, in cooperation with representatives of federal, state, and local government, to develop a National Incident Management System (NIMS) to provide a consistent approach to the effective management of situations involving natural disasters, man-made disasters or terrorism; and

WHEREAS, the final NIMS was released March 1, 2004, and

WHEREAS, the NIMS contains a practice model for the accomplishment of the significant responsibilities associated with prevention, preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation of all major and national hazards situations, and

WHEREAS, the HSPD-5 requires that state and local governments adopt the NIMS by fiscal year 2005 as a pre-condition to the receipt of federal grants, contract and activities related to the management and preparedness for certain disaster and hazard situations; and

WHEREAS, the Town of Leo-Cedarville, Indiana desires to adopt the NIMS as required by HSPD-5.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE TOWN COUNCIL OF LEO-CEDARVILLE, INDIANA;

Hereby adopts the National Incident Management System dated May 9, 2008.

READ AND APPROVED on first reading this   21   the day of   July, 2009  .

READ AND APPROVED AND ADOPTED on the second reading this the   18th   day of   August  , 2009.

Paul Steffens     CMO
Paul Steffens – Council President

Michael K. Young
Mike Young – Council

Gordon Liechty, Jr.
Gordon Liechty, Jr. – Council

John Clendenen
John Clendenen – Vice President

John Eastes
John Eastes – Council

Pam Spannuth
ATTEST:   Pamela Spannuth – Clerk-Treasurer