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y <br /> RESOLUTION 2001-013 <br /> A RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY <br /> COMMISSIONERS OF INDIAN RIVER <br /> COUNTY, FLORIDA, DECLARING A STATE <br /> OF LOCAL EMERGENCY DUE TO DROUGHT, <br /> AND PROHIBITING NON-PERMITTED OPEN <br /> BURNING AND DISCHARGE OF FIREWORKS, <br /> AUTHORIZING THE COUNTY <br /> ADMINISTRATOR TO RESCIND THE <br /> DECLARATION OF LOCAL EMERGENCY OR <br /> TO EXTEND THE DECLARATION OF LOCAL <br /> EMERGENCY IN 7-DAY INCREMENTS, AND <br /> ESTABLISHING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. <br /> WHEREAS, by issuing Executive Order Number 01-25, the Office of the Governor <br /> recognizes that a state of emergency exists throughout the State of Florida because of the <br /> extended drought and the resulting potential for wildfires; and, <br /> WHEREAS, the Florida Division of Forestry uses a numerical index to measure the <br /> potential for wildfires on which a value exceeding 400 denotes a significant danger of fire; <br /> and, <br /> WHEREAS, Indian River County's current drought index exceeds 600; and, <br /> WHEREAS, the drought being experienced in Indian River County increases the <br /> potential for wildfires; and <br /> WHEREAS,wildfires pose a serious threat to the lives and property of the residents <br /> of and visitors to Indian River County; and <br /> WHEREAS, Section 252.38(3)(a)(5), Florida Statutes (2000), empowers the Board <br /> of County Commissioners to take "whatever prudent action is necessary to ensure the <br /> health, safety, and welfare of the community" during a state of local emergency; and <br /> WHEREAS, Section 252.38(3)(a)(5), Florida Statutes(2000), authorizes the Board <br /> of County Commissioners to "waive the procedures and formalities otherwise required" <br /> during a state of local emergency, <br /> NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of County Commissioners <br /> of Indian River County, Florida, as follows: <br /> 1. A state of local emergency is declared,effective immediately,due to drought, <br /> within the geographic bounds of Indian River County Florida, unincorporated and <br /> incorporated areas alike. <br />
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