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11/06/2012 04H 2012-2013 Emergency Cold Weather Shelters BUSINESS OF THE CITY COUNCIL YAKIMA, WASHINGTON AGENDA STATEMENT ' L Item No. . For Meeting of: November 6, 2012 ITEM. TITLE: Resolution authorizing temporary cold weather shelters. SUBMITTED BY: Joe Caruso, Code Administration Manager CONTACT Joe Caruso 509 - 575 -6257 PERSON /TELEPHONE: SUMMARY EXPLANATION: This is the seventh year of this program that the City of Yakima has parternerd with the Yakima County Homeless Network to have emergency shelters within designated churches from November 15, 2012 through March 15, 2013. Resolution X Ordinance Other (specify) Contract: Mail to: Contract Term: Amount: Expiration Date: Insurance Required? No Funding Phone: Source: APPROVED FOR A. City Manager SUBMITTAL: y g STAFF RECOMMENDATION: Approve Resolution BOARD /COMMISSION RECOMMENDATION: ATTACHMENTS: Click to download ❑ Temporary Cold Weather Shelters • RESOLUTION NO R -2012 A RESOLUTION of the City of Yakima, Washington, authorizing and directing the City of Yakima Community Development Department to identify and implement a policy regarding temporary emergency cold weather shelters in the City of Yakima, and providing that such policy shall be valid only from November 15, 2012 through December 2012, and January, February and March 15 2013 (7 year) WHEREAS, the City of Yakima, in conjunction with the Yakima County Homeless Network, is aware that there is within the City of Yakima a population of homeless persons who may require temporary emergency shelter from cold weather; and WHEREAS, owners of various buildings, including churches, located within the City of Yakima have indicated that they are willing and able to provide temporary emergency shelter; and WHEREAS, the City of Yakima currently has no municipal code provisions, whether under the zoning, buildings, fire, or other codes, expressly allowing, authorizing, or regulating the use of such structures as temporary emergency shelters; and WHEREAS, the City of Yakima Department of Community Development has endeavored to create interim policy guidelines to address and regulate temporary emergency 1110 shelters; and WHEREAS, the Yakima City Council finds and determines that it is in the public interest to adopt the resolution set forth herein; NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Council of the City of Yakima, Washington: The City of Yakima Department of Community Development is hereby authorized and directed to implement the proposed policy statement and application materials attached hereto. This resolution shall be effective after its adoption and for a period expiring on the_15th day of March, 2013. ADOPTED BY THE CITY COUNCIL this 6th day of November 2012. Micah Cawley, Mayor ATTEST: City Clerk •