Staff recommends approval of the Lake County Multi-Jurisdictional Local Mitigation Strategy (LMS) as proposed by Lake County, Florida.
In the summer of 2009, the Lake County LMS Working Group, consisting of the fourteen Lake County jurisdictions and other key organizations and agencies, were solicited to provide input to county staff regarding the revision of the plan, as required by law every five years. The result was a new multi-jurisdictional hazard mitigation plan, including potential projects within unincorporated Lake County, and all municipalities. The plan identifies potential vulnerabilities and prospective projects to address those vulnerabilities. Municipalities and the County reviewed project lists for accuracy and priorities were given to projects.
On September 23, 2010, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) gave the plan conditional approval, pending full adoption by local governmental entities within Lake County. Plan endorsement is required to receive future funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency for the programs noted above. The program can be updated and revised by the LMS Working Group at any time based on the current needs of the County and all participating municipalities.
The proposed Lake County Multi-jurisdictional Local Mitigation Strategy can be reviewed at the following url:
If the Leesburg City Commission supports the Lake County LMS Plan via a resolution, the City will be eligible for future grant funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency for the following programs:
If this plan is not supported, the City will not be eligible for this funding in the future should funding become available.
1. Approve the Lake County Multi-Jurisdictional Local Mitigation Strategy, or
2. Such alternative action as the Commission may deem appropriate
There will be no expenditures involved in approving the Lake County Multi-Jurisdictional Local Mitigation Strategy. If the LMS is approved, the City of Leesburg may become eligible for Mitigation Grant funding through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
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A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF LEESBURG, FLORIDA, ADOPTING THE LAKE COUNTY MULTI-JURISDICTIONAL LOCAL MITIGATION STRATEGY AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
WHEREAS the Florida Division of Emergency Management and the Federal Emergency Management Agency recommends that all local governments, in cooperation with their local County Department of Emergency Management, develop and maintain a hazard mitigation plan; and
WHEREAS the City of Leesburg desires to have and participate in this plan to protect the life and property of its citizens; and
WHEREAS the City of Leesburg, in cooperation with lake County, has developed the plan, policies and procedures necessary to plan and develop projects to protect the citizens of Leesburg and Lake County from hazards,
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF LEESBURG, FLORIDA:
The City Commission of the City of Leesburg hereby adopts the proposed Lake County-Multi-Jurisdictional Local Mitigation Strategy, dated March, 2010 identifying the hazards and strategies to mitigate those hazards, and a copy of the resolution shall be sent to Sean P. Loughlin, Disaster Assistance Coordinator, FPEM, Lake County Board of County Commissioners, Department of Public Safety, Emergency Management Division, 315 W. Main Street, Suite # 411, Tavares, FL 32778
THAT this resolution shall become effective immediately.
PASSED AND ADOPTED by the City Commission of the City of Leesburg, Florida, at a regular meeting held the _28th____ day of _March___ 2011.