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RESOLUTION NO.2081 <br /> AN EMERGENCY DECLARATION OF THE MAYOR <br /> REQUEST FOR PUBLIC ASSISTANCE DUE TO FEBRUARY 2020 HEAVY RAINFALL EVENT <br /> CITY OF ANACORTES,WASHINGTON <br /> WHEREAS, the City of Anacortes experienced a period of unusually intense and heavy rainfall that impacted <br /> Washington State and the City of Anacortes in the month of February 2020;and <br /> WHEREAS, the accumulation of heavy rains resulted in flooding, causing damage to City owned roadways and <br /> infrastructure in multiple locations,and <br /> WHEREAS, the event threatens injury to both persons and property, creating an emergency within the City which <br /> demands immediate action; and <br /> WHEREAS,the emergency resources of the City of Anacortes will likely be insufficient to meet the requirements of <br /> the situation and the City desires to take steps to exercise any necessary statutory powers pursuant to RCW <br /> 38.52.070(2)and the City of Anacortes Emergency Operations Plan; <br /> NOW,THEREFORE,BE IT RESOLVED by the Council of the City of Anacortes,State of Washington,as follows: <br /> 1. City of Anacortes hereby declares an emergency as a result of the heavy rainfall event that occurred and that <br /> such an emergency is declared to have commenced February 6,2020. <br /> 2. That because of the declared emergency the City of Anacortes Public Works Department is authorized to use <br /> emergency purchasing procedures pursuant to RCW 39.04.280 without regard to time consuming procedures <br /> and formalities required by law for non-emergency purchases of goods and services related to response from <br /> this event,except those mandated by Constitutional requirements. <br /> 3. Documentation of all damage, repairs, and the decision making for any contracting of purchases shall be <br /> thorough. <br /> NOW,THEREFORE,BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED; that the City Council of the City of Anacortes ratifies the <br /> Mayor's declaration of emergency existing effective February 6, 2020 and hereby does authorize the expenditure of <br /> funds as required to meet the emergency. This action is in accordance with RCW 38.52.070(2). <br /> DATED this 16th day of March 2020. <br /> CITY OF ANACORTES,WASHINGTON <br /> By:c <br /> Laurie Gere MaY or <br /> ATTEST: <br /> By: 49 <br /> Steven D.Hoglund,City Clerk <br /> APPROVED AS TO FORM: <br /> By: <br /> Darcy Swe am,City Attorney <br />