A Resolution of the Homer City Council Approving a Mutual Aid Agreement and an Annual Operations Plan Between the City of Homer and the Kenai Peninsula Borough on Behalf of the Kachemak Emergency Service Area. City Manager.
CITY OF HOMER
A RESOLUTION OF THE HOMER CITY COUNCIL APPROVING A MUTUAL AID AGREEMENT AND AN ANNUAL OPERATIONS PLAN BETWEEN THE CITY OF HOMER AND THE KENAI PENINSULA BOROUGH ON BEHALF OF THE KACHEMAK EMERGENCY SERVICE AREA.
WHEREAS, Mutual aid agreements and associated operational plans provide for additional resources to residents in the service areas of the parties to such agreements; and
WHEREAS, Mutual aid agreements and operational plans are common in the fire and emergency medical service professions; and
WHEREAS, Alaska Statute 18.70.150 provides that: “A city, other incorporated entity, and other fire protection groups may organize a mutual aid program by adopting an ordinance or resolution authorizing and permitting their fire department, fire company, emergency relief squad, fire police squad, or fire patrol to go to the aid of another city, incorporated entity, or fire protection group, or territory outside of it”; and
WHEREAS, The Alaska Administrative Code authorizes state certified emergency medical service providers to enter into mutual aid agreements with other such providers in accordance with a municipal ordinance or resolution; and
WHEREAS, Since its inception and continuing until July 1, 2009, the City of Homer provided services for the Kachemak Emergency Service Area (KESA) pursuant to a contract, the most recent of which included provisions for KESA to work toward providing its own services, independently from the City of Homer; and
WHEREAS, Effective July 1, 2009, the Homer City Council (Resolution 09-69) and the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly (Resolution 09-053) approved a mutual aid agreement between the parties which, because KESA was newly independent, included a clause for reimbursement of actual costs if one agency provided more than 1.2 times the number of responses to requests for aid than the other; and
WHEREAS, Since that time, the parties have agreed that this clause is no longer necessary and have agreed to the terms and conditions of a new mutual aid agreement and operations plan.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Homer City Council hereby approves the mutual aid agreement and operations plan which accompany this resolution and authorizes the City Manager to execute the appropriate documents.
PASSED AND ADOPTED by the Homer City Council this 10th day of May, 2010.
CITY OF HOMER
BETH WYTHE, MAYOR PRO TEMPORE
JO JOHNSON, CMC, CITY CLERK
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