The City of Scottsboro, Al. Issues City State of Emergency



WHEREAS, President Trump has declared a National State of Emergency based on the impact of COVID-19 becoming a pandemic event; and

WHEREAS, Governor Ivey has also declared a State of Emergency as relates to COVID-19 in the State of Alabama; and

WHEREAS, City of Scottsboro, Alabama, Officials and Personnel in partnership with our regional partners have been proactive in addressing the COVID-19 impacts; and

WHEREAS, the City Council on advice of Emergency Management Personnel and determines it immediately take further action in this emergency circumstance on a continuing basis to address the COVID-19 impacts on our City and Community; and to further declare a State of Emergency in Scottsboro, Alabama; and

WHEREAS, COVID-19 poses a serious public health risk to our City stemming from it being a novel respiratory disease, impacting our City Services, impacting the Utility Department Services, impacting our Schools, impacting our Businesses, and impacting our Industries; and

WHEREAS, the extent and level of impact from COVID-19 cannot be determined at present and City Departments need the authority and funding to react promptly and without delay at this critical time;

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the City Council of the City of Scottsboro, Alabama that it hereby declares a State of Emergency in Scottsboro, Alabama with the Mayor and City Departments, with the guidance of the Purchasing Department and the Human Resources Department, authorized to expend City funds and use additional personnel hours necessary to respond to the impacts of COVID-19 (some know and unknown) in our City and Community;

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED by the City Council and the Mayor, Police Chief and City Departments, are to coordinate the Work with the Jackson County Emergency Management Agency and other appropriate Agencies;

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the City Council determines this action is required in order to be proactive in continuing the previous work of our Officials and Personnel in the future;

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Mayor and City Departments are requested and authorized to record the additional expenses incurred in the past and future as a result of the COVID-19 impacts; and seek reimbursement to the extent provided and authorized by Federal and State Laws.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this declaration shall expire the 6th day of April, 2020 at 12 o’clock midnight unless renewed by the City Council.


Patrick Stewart        President of Council

Whitney Phillips     City Clerk