The Mayor of the City of Fridley, Minnesota by Mayoral Declaration No. 2020-01 has declared that a local emergency is in effect in the City as of at 7:00 p.m. on March 23, 2020.
ORDINANCE NO. 1380
AN ORDINANCE ENACTED PURSUANT TO MINNESOTA STATUTES,
SECTION 12.29 EXTENDING THE PERIOD OF A
MAYOR-DECLARED LOCAL EMERGENCY
The City Council of the City of Fridley, Minnesota, finds:
1. The Mayor of the City of Fridley, Minnesota by Mayoral Declaration No. 2020-01 has declared that a local emergency is in effect in the City as of at 7:00 p.m. on March 23, 2020.
2. The City Council of the City of Fridley agrees with the Mayor’s determination and further finds that the local emergency will last for more than three days and that immediate action to respond to the local emergency is needed in order to protect the health, safety and welfare of the City and the community.
3. The City Council finds that this emergency, which involves an outbreak of an infectious disease (COVID-19), is a highly fluid and evolving situation, and in the interests of the public health, a response or action may be needed that requires deviation from standard procedures for procuring goods and services; and
4. The City Council finds Minnesota Statutes, Sections 12.29 and 12.37, authorize the actions taken in this ordinance and provide that emergency contracts and agreements are not subject to the normal purchasing and competitive bidding requirements because of the local emergency.
THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF FRIDLEY DOES ORDAIN:
- The Mayor’s Declaration of a local emergency is continued in effect until further action of the City Council.
- City staff is authorized to enter into agreements and contracts necessary for the procurement of materials, equipment, and services required to respond to the local emergency.
- The Mayor and City Manager are authorized to execute any agreements, contracts, and related documents regarding the local emergency necessary to implement corrective action relative to the local emergency to protect the health, safety and welfare of the City and the community.
- City staff is authorized to take any appropriate action and to prepare any appropriate documents to facilitate the directives of the Council as set forth in this ordinance.
- The Mayor, City Manager, City staff, City attorney, and City consultants are authorized and directed to take any and all additional steps and actions necessary or convenient in order to accomplish the intent of this ordinance.
PASSED AND ADOPTED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF FRIDLEY THIS 23RD DAY OF MARCH 2020.
SCOTT J. LUND – MAYOR
DANIEL TIENTER – CITY CLERK