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RESOLUTION NO. 5503 <br /> A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE <br /> CITY OF AUBURN, WASHINGTON, DECLARING AN <br /> EMERGENCY WITH RESPECT TO A SEVERE <br /> WINTER STORM EVENT AND WAIVING CERTAIN <br /> CONTRACTING AND BUDGET REQUIREMENTS <br /> WHEREAS, a severe winter storm event began on January 20, 2020, in <br /> Western Washington and the State of Washington proclaimed a State of <br /> Emergency for several counties, including King and Pierce counties; and <br /> WHEREAS, the storm affected City of Auburn roads and deposited <br /> significant debris in the White River upstream of the City's A Street SE Bridge <br /> that threatened to cause further flooding; and <br /> WHEREAS, the debris upstream of the A Street SE Bridge posed a <br /> significant risk to the life, health, and property of the public and necessitated the <br /> City's Emergency Proclamation, 2020-01, to engage in emergency contracting <br /> for removal and cleanup of such debris; and <br /> WHEREAS, pursuant to the authority of Section 2.75.090 of the Auburn <br /> City Code, the Mayor determined that an emergency existed requiring the <br /> completion of the debris removal before additional rain complicated the situation <br /> and before additional debris buildup and/or flooding occurred, <br /> WHEREAS, the emergent circumstances that existed warranted moving <br /> forward with the debris removal without utilizing the public bid process. <br /> NOW, THEREFORE, THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF AUBURN, <br /> WASHINGTON, HEREBY RESOLVES as follows: <br /> Resolution No. 5503 <br /> February 26, 2020 <br /> Page 1 of 2 <br />