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Upper Chichester Township

Declaration of Disaster Emergency

Declaration of Disaster Emergency

Posted on March 13, 2020

At the Thursday, March 12, 2020 Board of Commissioners Meeting, The Upper Chichester Township Board of Commissioners passed the following Declaration of Disaster Emergency.

All Public Events / Private Events at any Upper Chichester Township Building will be canceled until April 1, 2020.

Open Gym at the Upper Chichester Township Furey Road Fieldhouse will be closed until April 1, 2020

We recommend residents to limit attendance at group events, paying special attention to the Governor of Pennsylvania's guidance to avoid gatherings of over 250 people.

Declaration of Disaster Emergency

Whereas, on or about March 12, 2020 COVID-19 has caused or threatens to cause injury, damage, and suffering to the persons and property of Upper Chichester Township; and

Whereas, COVID-19 has endangered the health, safety and welfare of a substantial number of persons residing in Upper Chichester Township, and threatens to create problems greater in scope than the Township, may be able to resolve; and

Whereas, Emergency Management measures are required to reduce the severity of this disaster and to protect the health, safety, and welfare of affected residents in the Township;

Now, Therefore, we the undersigned Board of Commissioners of Upper Chichester Township, pursuant to the provisions of Section 7501 of the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Services Code, (35 PA C.S. section 7501) as amended doe hereby declare the existence of a disaster emergency in Upper Chichester Township;

Further, we direct the Township Emergency Management Coordinator the activities of the emergency response, to take all appropriate action needed to alleviate the efforts of the disaster, to aid in the restoration of essential public services, and to take any other emergency response action deemed necessary to respond to this emergency.

Still Further, we authorize Township Officials to act as necessary to meet the current exigencies, of this emergency, namely; by the employment of temporary workers, by the rental of equipment, by the purchase of supplies and materials, and by entering into such contracts and agreements for the performance of public work as may be required to meet the emergency, all without regard to those time-consuming procedures and formalities normally prescribed by law, mandatory constitutional requirements excepted.

This Declaration shall take effect immediatley,

Michael Gaudiuso, President, Board of Commissioners

Joseph M. Baiocco, Vice President, Board of Commissioners

William T. Robinson, Emergency Management Coordiantor

Attested by: George L. Needles III, MBA, Township Manager