The Village of Lockland is closely monitoring the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. As a local government organization, our top priority is to protect the health and safety of this community. Mayor Mason has declared a State of Emergency in the Village of Lockland to address the urgent and immediate need to maintain Village operations. This emergency declaration enables the Village to obtain goods and services required to address this crisis. We will continue our dedication to providing essential services through the evolving health emergency.
Mark Mason Sr.
Village of Lockland
March 17, 2020
DECLARING STATE OF EMERGENCY
Whereas, the threat of the Covid•19 pandemic has been well documented and detailed in Executive Order 2020-010 by Governor Mike DeWine and other sources; and
Whereas, it is in the interest of the citizens of the Village of Lockland that all steps be taken immediately to respond to this crisis; and
Whereas, there is an urgent and immediate need to take immediate measures to maintain essential municipal operations, to protect the health and lives of our citizens and ensure the needs of Lockland citizens are met.
NOW THEREFORE, by the powers inherent in the position of Mayor as recognized by the Ohio Constitution and Revised Code,
Section 1. I hereby declare a State Of Emergency exists in the Village of Lockland in order to address the threat of the COVID-19 pandemic;
Section 2. It is expressly provided that all powers authorized by Ohio revised Code Chapter 5502 are hereby invoked to respond to this crisis;
Section 3. Given that a real and present emergency exists in the Village of Lockland, pursuant to R.C. 735.051 such goods and materials which the Village may require to address this crisis may be purchased without competitive bidding;
Section 4. All public offices and officers of the Village and all Village employees are directed to exercise utmost diligence in the discharge of their duties and in the execution of emergency laws, regulations and orders of the federal and state government and the Hamilton County Health Department and to provide whatever assistance may be necessary to such Federal, State and County officials enforcing such provisions and completing their duties within the Village of Lockland;
Section 5. Lockland citizens and all present within the corporate boundaries of the Village of Lockland are called upon and directed to comply with necessary emergency measures and the public officials and emergency services personnel enforcing such orders or otherwise responding to this crisis and shall obey and comply with the lawful direction of properly identified first responders and other emergency services and health officials.