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File #: 20713    Version: 0 Name: LEPD membership (formerly LEPC)
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 7/1/2021 In control: Health and Environment Committee
On agenda: 7/6/2021 Final action: 7/12/2021
Title: A RESOLUTION authorizing the County's membership in the Mid-America Local Emergency Planning District and the Mid-America Regional Council, at no cost to the County.
Sponsors: Jalen Anderson
Attachments: 1. 20713adopt.pdf, 2. 20713bu.pdf, 3. 20713 Mid-America Regional Council Emergency Planning Committee.pdf
Related files: 20164, 20423, 5336, 5412, 5691




A RESOLUTION authorizing the County’s membership in the Mid-America Local Emergency Planning District and the Mid-America Regional Council, at no cost to the County.




RESOLUTION NO. 20713, July 6, 2021


INTRODUCED BY Jalen Anderson, County Legislator




 WHEREAS, previously, Jackson, Clay, Platte, and Ray Counties cooperatively formed a local emergency planning committee (LEPC) under the provisions of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act of 1986; and,


WHEREAS, each county received an annual grant from the Missouri Emergency Response Commission (MERC) in accordance with Missouri’s Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (Sections 292.600 to 292.625, RSMo), which was passed on to the LEPC; and,


WHEREAS, at the request of the MERC, a new Local Emergency Planning District (LEPD) is being formed by Jackson, Cass, Clay, Platte, and Ray Counties to replace the LEPC; and,


WHEREAS, as previously, MERC grant funds will be paid by the State directly to the LEPD, to be used for programs which support the LEPD’s hazardous materials planning and training and related activities; and,


WHEREAS, each of the five counties, as a member of the LEPD, will enter into an annual agreement with Mid-America Regional Council (MARC), approving the scope of work by MARC and the LEPD on its behalf; and,


WHEREAS, MARC is a public not-for-profit organization, formed in 1972 by area cities and counties, including the counties that have formed the LEPD, to address issues and problems of mutual concern; and,


WHEREAS, MARC can provide administrative and technical assistance to carry out the scope of work developed for the aforementioned grants; now therefore,


BE IT RESOLVED by the County Legislature of Jackson County, Missouri, that Jackson County’s membership in the new LEPD be and hereby is approved; and,


BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the County Executive be and hereby is authorized to execute any documents necessary to give effect to the intent of this Resolution, including a letter of intent in a form substantially similar to that attached and a cooperative agreement for the pass-through of funds with the LEPD and MARC, all in a form to be approved by the County Counselor.


Enacted and Approved

Effective Date: This Resolution shall be effective immediately upon its passage by a majority of the Legislature.






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Chief Deputy County Counselor                                                               County Counselor


Certificate of Passage


                     I hereby certify that the attached resolution, Resolution No. 20713 of July 6, 2021, was duly passed on July 12, 2021 by the Jackson County Legislature. The votes thereon were as follows:



                     Yeas _______8_________                                          Nays ____0_______



                     Abstaining _____0______                                          Absent ____1______






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Date                                                                                                                                                   Mary Jo Spino, Clerk of Legislature