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Emergency Declared Associated With The COVID-19 Coronavirs Disease


RESOLUTION NO. 1371
CITY OF NICHOLS HILLS, OKLAHOMA
 
AN RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF NICHOLS HILLS, OKLAHOMA, DECLARING AN EMERGENCY ASSOCIATED WITH THE COVID-19 CORONAVIRUS DISEASE
 
         WHEREAS, pursuant to Sections 301-314 of Title 25 of the Oklahoma Statutes (the “Oklahoma Open Meeting Act”), municipalities in Oklahoma are authorized to conduct Emergency Meetings in a “situation involving injury to persons or injury and damage to public or personal property or immediate financial loss when the time requirements for public notice of a special meeting would make such procedure impractical and increase the likelihood of injury or immediate financial loss;”

          WHEREAS, on December, 2019, a novel (new) coronavirus known as SARS-CoV-2 (the “Virus”) has caused global spread of the coronavirus disease COVID-19 (the “Disease”);

          WHEREAS, on March 11, 2020 the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the Virus Disease to be a pandemic;
 
          WHEREAS, on March 13, 2020 the President of the United States declared a National Emergency due to the Virus pandemic;
 
         WHEREAS, on March 15, 2020, the Governor of the State of Oklahoma declared an emergency for all seventy-seven (77) Oklahoma Counties caused by the impending threat of the Disease;

         WHEREAS,  on March 13, 2020, the Oklahoma State Department of Health announced the first COVID-19 presumptive positive test result for a resident of the Oklahoma City metropolitan area and poses a risk of injury to persons or injury and damage to public or personal property or immediate financial loss;

         WHEREAS, this City Council has determined it necessary to conduct an emergency meeting because the time requirements for public notice of a special meeting would make such procedure impractical and increase the likelihood of injury or immediate financial loss;

         WHEREAS, pursuant to Section 22-120 of Title 11 of the Oklahoma Statutes, municipalities are authorized to make regulations to prevent the introduction of contagious diseases into the municipality and may enforce quarantine laws; and

         WHEREAS; pursuant to Section 18-23 of the Nichols Hills City Code, “in the event of an enemy-caused emergency or emergencies resulting from natural causes, the director of emergency management, after due authorization as provided in section 18-26 of this article, shall have the power and authority to enforce all rules and regulations relating to civil emergencies and, if necessary, take control of transportation, communications, stocks of fuel, food, clothing, medicine and public utilities for the purpose of protecting the civilian population;”

         WHEREAS, as of date of the adoption of this Resolution the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (the “CDC”) has advised the cancellation or postponement of in-person events throughout the U.S. that consist of fifty (50) people or more will help mitigate the risks of the spread of the Virus; and

          NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the City Council of the City of Nichols Hills, Oklahoma pursuant to the authority vested in the Council under Section 18-26 of the Nichols Hills City Code and applicable state law, hereby declares an emergency in the City;

          BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the City Council of the City of Nichols Hills, Oklahoma pursuant to the authority vested in the Council under Section 18-26 of the Nichols Hills City Code and applicable state law, hereby declares an emergency in the City and further takes the following actions:
 1.  Revocation of the City’s approval of all special events permits and revocable permits issued for events on City and/or City beneficiary Public Trust property or requiring the closure of public right-of-way for events to take place between March 16, 2020 and April 12, 2020.
 
2. Private businesses and religious institutions are strongly encouraged to follow CDC recommendations, including but not limited to, cancellation or postponement of in-person events of fifty (50) people and social distancing by which at least six feet of space is maintained between persons.

          BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, the City’s Director of Emergency Management, the City of Nichols Hills, Oklahoma Fire Chief, shall have the power and authority to enforce all rules and regulations relating to civil emergencies and, if necessary, take control of transportation, communications, stocks of fuel, food, clothing, medicine and public utilities for the purpose of protecting the civilian population;

          BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, the Office of City Manager is authorized to make such emergency purchases as are necessary to address difficulties caused by the Virus;    

          BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that this declaration of emergency and the regulations and restrictions imposed by this Resolution shall remain in effect until terminated by law or by future action of the Council.
 
PASSED by the Council of the City of Nichols Hills, Oklahoma, on the 16th day of March 2020.
 
APPROVED by the Mayor of the City of Nichols Hills, Oklahoma, on the 16th day of March 2020.
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Copy of official document: Resolution No. 1371



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