Resolution 1591 – Water Watch
A RESOLUTION ESTABLISHING A WATER WATCH FOR THE CITY OF GOODLAND, AS PROVIDED BY SEC. 17-503 OF THE CITY CODE OF THE CITY OF GOODLAND, KANSAS
WHEREAS, Effective June 27, 2022, Governor Laura Kelly has approved updated drought declarations for Kansas counties with Executive Order #22-06. This drought declaration places all 105 Kansas counties either in watch, warning or emergency status. “A significant portion of the state of Kansas has experienced drought or abnormally dry conditions for the past several months,” said Governor Kelly. “Unfortunately, these conditions are forecast to persist or get worse, so I strongly encourage Kansans to be mindful of drought conditions while we work to minimize the threat of fires across the state.” Sherman County KS is currently in a Drought Emergency status.
WHEREAS, Section 17-503 of the Code of the City of Goodland authorizes the governing body of the city finds that conditions indicate that the probability of a drought or some other condition causing a major water supply shortage is rising, and
WHEREAS, it shall be empowered to declare by resolution, that a water watch exists and that it shall take steps to inform the public and ask for voluntary reductions in water use.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE CITY OF GOODLAND, KANSAS:
SECTION 1. Such a watch shall be deemed to continue until it is declared by resolution of the governing body to have ended.
SECTION 2. The resolutions declaring the existence and end of a water watch shall be effective upon their publication in the official city newspaper.
PASSED AND ADOPED this 18th day of July, 2022 by the Governing Body of the City of Goodland, Kansas.
Aaron Thompson, Mayor
Mary P. Volk, City Clerk