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BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS <br />COUNTY OF KITTITAS <br />STATE OF WASHINGTON <br />RESOLUTION NO. 2019 - <br />ADOPTING THE 2019 KITTITAS COUNTY HAZARD MITIGATION PLAN AS <br />APPROVED BY THE FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY <br />WHEREAS: The Federal Disaster Mitigation Act (DMA) of 2000 (Public Law 106-390) <br />requires state and local governments to develop hazard mitigation plans as a <br />condition for federal disaster grant assistance; and <br />WHEREAS: Kittitas County completed a Hazard Mitigation Plan in May 2012 and this plan <br />was adopted by the Board of County Commissioners on May 15, 2012 under <br />Resolution No. 2012-064; and <br />WHEREAS: The Department of Public Works has spent nearly two years updating the 2012 <br />plan and was recently noticed of updated plan approval by the Federal Emergency <br />Management Agency (FEMA); and <br />WHEREAS: Adoption of the Hazard Mitigation Plan will enable all planning partners to <br />continue using federal grant funding to reduce risks through mitigation, and <br />WHEREAS: Adoption of the Hazard Mitigation Plan meets the Floodplain Management <br />Planning requirements of FEMA's Community Rating System (CRS), <br />allowing Kittitas County to continue participation in the CRS and enhance their <br />CRS classification in the future. <br />WHEREAS: FEMA requires Board of County Commission adoption as part of the final plan <br />approval process; <br />NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of County Commissioners, in the <br />best interest of the public, does hereby adopt the "2019 Kittitas County Hazard Mitigation Plan". <br />DATED this 3rd day of September, 2019, at Ellensburg, Washington. <br />BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS <br />KITTITAS COUNTY, WASHINGTON <br />Cory Wright, Chairman <br />Attest: <br />❑ Clerk of the Board- Julie Kjorsvik <br />Brett Wachsmith, Vice -Chairman <br />❑ Deputy Clerk of the Board- Mandy Buchholz <br />Laura Osiadacz, Commissioner <br />