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Resolution No.15-2021: Revised Emergency Operations Plans Signed

A RESOLUTION ADOPTING REVISED EMERGENCY OPERATIONS PLAN FOR THE COUNTY OF MONTEZUMA, STATE OF COLORADO.

WHEREAS, the Board of County Commissioners of Montezuma County, Colorado last adopted an Emergency Operations Plan for the County of Montezuma, State of Colorado on February 22, 2011 ; and

WHEREAS, the Board of County Commissioners desire to revise the Emergency Operations Plan for the County of Montezuma, State of Colorado to reflect updates to the plan and changes to Colorado Revised Statutes; and

WHEREAS, pursuant to the requirements of C.R.S 24-33.5-707(2) each county shall
maintain a disaster agency which has jurisdiction over and serves the entire County; and

WHEREAS, pursuant to the requirements of C.R.S. 24-33 .5-707 (4) at a minimum the composition of the Disaster Agency shall be a Director designated and governed by the Chief Executive Officer and Board of County Commissioners of Montezuma County; the Director shall be responsible for the planning and coordination of the local disaster services; and

WHEREAS, pursuant to the requirements of C.R.S 24-33.5-707(8) each county disaster agency shall prepare and keep current a county disaster emergency plan for its area; and

WHEREAS, pursuant to Montezuma County Board of County Commissioners resolution 2009-19 titled Emergency Declaration and Spending Authority the Director of Emergency Management has pre-disaster declaration authorization from the Board of County Commissioners to mobilize resources, request mutual-aid, and spend up to $100,000 to respond to an emergency or disaster situation;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE MONTEZUMA COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS, MONTEZUMA COUNTY, COLORADO:

Section 1. The Montezuma County Emergency Declaration Resolution as provided in the resolution 11 -2014 and the Emergency Operations Plan for the County of Montezuma, State of Colorado, as provided in adoption of the Plan by motion on 4th Day on December, 2017, are hereby repealed.

Section 2. The Emergency Operations Plan and the additional annexes added to the Plan for the County of Montezuma, State of Colorado. Attached as Exhibit “A”, are hereby adopted.

Section 3. The Board of County Commissioners finds that approval of the Montezuma County Emergency Operations Plan (MONTEZUMA COUNTY EOP) is in the best interests
of the health, safety and welfare of the Montezuma County residents and visitors.

Section 3. The Board of County Commissioners recognizes the value of the coordinated efforts of Elected Offices and County Departments in support of emergency and disaster
operations under the direction of the Director of Emergency Management. The Board of County Commissioners direct the position of the Director of Emergency Management be aligned with the Office of Sheriff in a manner that is acceptable to both the Sheriff and Commissioners.

Section 4. The Board of County Commissioners approves the Montezuma County Emergency Operations Plan which consists of the Base Plan and seventeen ( 17) Emergency Annexes and authorizes the Montezuma County Director of Emergency Management to administer and implement the plan for Montezuma County.

Section 5. The Director of Emergency Management is authorized to make non-substantive changes to MONTEZUMA COUNTY EOP as necessary. Any major changes proposed by the Director of Emergency Management shall be reviewed by the Board of County Commissioners and approved or disapproved by the Board. Any changes approved by the Board shall be adopted by resolution.

Section 6. The Board of County Commissioners delegate to the Montezuma County Director of Emergency Management the authority and responsibility for coordination, mission tasking
implementation, and management of emergency and disaster planning and response for the Montezuma County Government and Elected Montezuma County Offices.

Section 7. The Board of County Commissioners authorize the Director of Emergency Management to facilitate, mission task and coordinate direct assistance by the appropriate and necessary Elected Office and County Department to assist in an emergency or disaster before a declaration of emergency or disaster is issued.

 

Adopted this 19th day of October, 2021.

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Chairman
Jim Candelaria (District 1)
Phone: (970) 749-3841
Vice Chairman
Kent Lindsay (District 2)
Phone: (970) 560-1471
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Gerald Koppenhafer (District 3)
Phone: 970-749-0262
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