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BEFORE THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONER OF <br /> MASON COUNTY, WASHINGTON <br /> RE: LOCAL DECLARATION OF ) <br /> EMERGENCY ) <br /> IN MASON COUNTY ) RESOLUTION NUMBER: <br /> WHEREAS,the Division of Emergency Management and Department of Public Health <br /> has reported to the Board of County Commissioners, as to conditions beginning on <br /> 2020, created by the Public Health threat from the Novel Coronavirus(COVID- <br /> 19)pandemic in Mason County; and, <br /> WHEREAS, extensive injury has or will, likely occur to persons; and, <br /> WHEREAS,there is a present emergency which necessitates activation of the Mason <br /> County Disaster Preparedness Plan,Public Health Emergency Activation Functional Plan, and <br /> utilization of emergency powers granted pursuant to RCW 36.40.180 and RCW 38.52.070(2); <br /> NOW,THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED: <br /> SECTION 1. It is hereby declared by the Board of Mason County Commissioners that, in <br /> accordance with the terms and conditions of RCW 36.40.180,there is an emergency due to the <br /> above stated conditions in Mason County;therefore, designated departments are authorized to <br /> enter into contracts and incur obligations necessary to combat such disaster,protecting the health <br /> and safety of persons and property, and providing emergency assistance to the victims of such <br /> disaster; and, <br /> SECTION 2. Each designated department is authorized, in accordance with the terms and <br /> conditions of RCW 38.52.070(2),to exercise the powers vested under Section 1 of-this-resolution. <br /> in the light of the exigencies of an extreme emergency situation without regard to time- <br /> consuming procedures and formalities prescribed by law, (excepting mandatory constitutional <br /> requirements), including but not limited to: <br /> • budget law limitations <br /> • requirements of competitive bidding and publication of notices <br /> • provisions pertaining to the performance of public work <br /> • entering into contracts <br /> • the incurring of obligations <br /> • the employment of temporary workers <br /> • the rental of equipment <br /> • the purchase of supplies and materials <br /> • the appropriation and expenditures of public funds <br /> Resolution Page 1 of 2 <br />