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ORDINANCE NO. 2005- 029 <br />AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY <br />COMMISSIONERS OF INDIAN RIVER COUNTY, FLORIDA <br />AMENDING INDIAN RIVER COUNTY CODE SECTION <br />101.09. "DISASTER EMERGENCY PLANS" TO PROVIDE <br />FOR THE ENTRY ONTO PRIVATE PROPERTY DURING <br />THE TIME OF A DECLARED EMERGENCY FOR THE <br />P URPOSE OF REMOVING DEBRIS; PROVIDING FOR <br />CODIFICATION; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND <br />P ROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. <br />WHEREAS, the Indian River County Code contains certain disaster emergency <br />plans set forth in Chapter 101; and <br />WHEREAS, in the fall of 2004, Indian River County was hit by two hurricanes <br />causing major damage to structures and property; and <br />WHEREAS, one of the major elements necessary for recovery after a hurricane <br />o r other emergency is the prompt and orderly removal of debris caused by the <br />e mergency; and <br />WHEREAS, the Board finds that it is in the public interest for the County to <br />remove debris and wreckage from public and privately owned lands and waters <br />following a disaster event; and <br />WHEREAS, prompt and orderly removal of debris eliminates immediate threats <br />to life, public health and safety; and <br />WHEREAS, prompt and orderly removal of debris eliminates immediate threats <br />of significant damage to improved public or private property; and <br />WHEREAS, prompt and orderly removal of debris ensures economic recovery of <br />the community to the benefit of the community at large or mitigates the risk to life and <br />property by removing debris and substantially damaged structures and associated <br />appurtenances; and <br />WHEREAS, the County is the logical entity to organize and coordinate the task <br />of debris removal as the County possesses the equipment, skill and manpower to <br />perform the duties; and <br />WHEREAS, many gated subdivisions within Indian River County contain private <br />streets. However, subdivisions within the unincorporated borders of Indian River <br />County have plat dedication language providing for access to the County as follows: "All <br />1 <br />F:\Attorney\Bill\Ordinance Amendments\Debris Removal\debris removal ordinance.doc <br />