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Declaration of Disaster Emergency

RESOLUTION NO. 2020-08

DECLARATION OF DISASTER EMERGENCY
DELAWARE TOWNSHIP, PIKE COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA

WHEREAS, on or about March 17, 2020, the Pennsylvania Secretary of Health, Dr. Rachel Levine announced a presumptive case of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Pike County;

WHEREAS, there are also confirmed cases in neighboring counties, including Wayne and Monroe, and Orange County in New York;

WHEREAS, this disaster has endangered the health, safety and welfare of a substantial number of persons residing in Delaware Township, and threatens to create problems greater in scope than problems in Delaware Township, may be able to resolve; and

WHEREAS, emergency management measures are required to reduce the severity of this disaster and to protect the health, safety and welfare of affected residents in Delaware Township;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Supervisors of Delaware Township pursuant to the provisions of Section 7501 of the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Services Code, (35 PA C.S., Section 7501), as amended, do hereby declare the existence of a disaster emergency in Delaware Township.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, we direct the Delaware Township Emergency Management Coordinator to coordinate the activities of the emergency response, to take all appropriate action needed to alleviate the effects of this disaster, to aid in the restoration of essential public services, and to take any other emergency response action deemed necessary to response to this emergency.

IT IS ALSO RESOLVED, that the Delaware Township Board of Supervisors do hereby authorize its Chairperson to act as necessary to meet the current exigencies of this emergency, namely:  by the employment of temporary workers, by the rental of equipment, by the purchase of supplies and materials, and by entering into such contracts and all without regard to those time-consuming procedures and formalities normally prescribed by law, mandatory constitutional requirements excepted.

This Declaration shall take effect immediately.

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John Henderson, Chairman

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Jane Neufeld, Vice Chair/Treasurer

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Rick Koehler, Supervisor/Secretary

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