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(A) Establishment of Long-Term Recovery Committee. This Board hereby establishes the County Long-Term Recovery Committee. The seven permanent and voting members of this Committee shall be the following:
(1) The duly appointed and serving president of this Board;
(2) The duly appointed and serving director of the County Emergency Management Agency (the “EMA”), who shall be responsible for administering the Community Planning Subcommittee and functions described in the framework document attached to the ordinance codified herein as Exhibit A;
(3) The executive director of River Hills Regional Planning Agency (“River Hills”), who shall be responsible for administering the Economic Recovery Subcommittee and functions described in the framework document;
(4) The Director of the County Health Department, or his or her designee, who shall be responsible for administering the Health and Social Services Subcommittee and functions described in the framework document;
(5) The duly elected and serving County Surveyor, or his or her designee, who shall be responsible for administering the Infrastructure Recovery Subcommittee and functions described in the framework document;
(6) The duly elected and serving president of the County Council, or its designee, who shall be responsible for administering the Natural Resources Subcommittee and functions described in the framework document; and
(7) A designee of the County Plan Commission who shall be responsible for administering the Housing Recovery Subcommittee and functions described in the attached Framework Document.
(8) The Wood Township Trustee, the Monroe Township Trustee, the Washington Township Trustee, the Oregon Township Trustee, the County Auditor and any financial assistance consultant subsequently identified by the president of this Board shall serve as advisory, non-voting members of the Committee. The County Attorney shall provide legal advice and guidance to the Committee as requested.
(B) Meeting and functions of the Committee. The Committee’s primary objective shall be to oversee, manage and coordinate all available individual assistance from all sources, both public and private, in a manner that maximizes the benefits available to adversely affected county citizens and property owners, and minimizes the bureaucratic “red-tape” that such persons must get through in order to obtain such assistance to the extent practicable. The Committee shall hold an organizational meeting within ten days following the adoption of this section, and shall meet thereafter as it deems necessary to fulfill its objectives. The Committee shall adopt such rules and procedures as it deems appropriate for its purposes, but shall attempt to utilize The Long-Term Recovery Guide published by the National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (ICN-VOAD”) incorporated herein by reference to the fullest extent possible. Nothing in this section shall reduce or diminish this Board’s continuing exclusive management and control of all public assistance issues regarding the emergency response and recovery from a local standpoint.
(C) Amendment. The composition of the Committee and its assigned functions and procedures shall remain subject to the oversight of this Board, and the provisions of this section may be modified, amended or revoked at any time in the discretion of this Board pursuant to subsequent amendment of this section.
(Ord. 9-2012, passed 3-21-2012)