Council Memo

Adoption of Resolution No. 2019-1688 for appointment of Fire Chief Dennis B. Light as Applicant Agent on Behalf of the City of Prescott Cost Recovery Efforts Regarding Winter Storm of February 21-22, 2019.


Category:Resolution Adoption

Document Comments

Recommended Action: MOVE to adopt Resolution No. 2019-1688.


Item Summary


The appointment of a single point of contact known as the Applicant Agent is necessary in order to formally pursue cost recovery efforts with the State of Arizona Department of Emergency Management under Public Assistance Request #73052.




On February 21, 2019 a State of Emergency Declaration for the ensuing winter storm that occurred from February 21-22, 2019 was signed. The declaration was authorized under Resolution Number 2716 empowering the Mayor and City of Prescott to declare a proclamation of an emergency or local emergency in accordance with A.R.S Section 26-311. The signed declaration provided for the necessary emergency management measures to be taken to reduce the severity of the winter storm and to protect the health, safety, and welfare of people and property located within the City of Prescott.


Pursuant to the City of Prescott State of Emergency Declaration a subsequent Declaration of Emergency for the 2019 February Winter Storms was made by Governor Ducey and signed on February 28, 2019. The declaration provided needed support to the cities declaration as a result of the continuing, series of winter storms which produced unusually high amounts of heavy snow and rainfall throughout Arizona; and that the counties, municipalities, and tribal nations declared emergencies in preparation for, and response to, the storms: Apache, Coconino, Gila, Navajo, and Yavapai Counties, Cities of Flagstaff and Prescott, Towns of Payson and Williams, Hopi Tribe, Navajo Nation, and the White Mountain Apache Tribe.


The action provides the Fire Chief, Dennis B. Light, the power and authority to act in the best interest of the City of Prescott while seeking cost recovery and/or cost off-sets of monies expended in responding to the needs of the Prescott Community.


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Meeting History

May 14, 2019 3:00 PM Video City Council Voting Meeting
draft Draft
MOVER:Alexa Scholl, Councilwoman
SECONDER:Steve Sischka, Councilman
AYES:Greg Mengarelli, Billie Orr, Steve Blair, Phil Goode, Jim Lamerson, Alexa Scholl, Steve Sischka