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Proclamation for "Building Safety Month"

Post Date: 
Tue, 05/12/2015 - 12:15pm

Office of the County Commission 
Declaring May 2015 as
Building Safety Month in Douglas County

WHEREAS: Continuing efforts to address the issues of safety, energy efficiency, and resilience in buildings that affect our citizens, both in everyday life and in times of natural disaster, give us confidence that our structures are safe and sound; and

WHEREAS: Our confidence is achieved through the devotion of vigilant guardians – building safety and fire prevention officials, architects, engineers, builders, laborers and others in the construction industry – who work year-round to ensure the safe construction of buildings; and

WHEREAS: Modern building codes include safeguards to protect the public from natural disasters such as snowstorms, tornadoes, fires and earthquakes; and

WHEREAS: Building Safety Month is an opportunity to remind the public about the critical role of our communities’ local code officials – largely unknown guardians of public safety – who assure us of safe, efficient and livable buildings; and

WHEREAS: This year’s theme “Building Safety Month: Maximizing Resilience, Minimizing Risks” encourages all Americans to become more aware of the importance of building safety and to take appropriate steps to ensure that the places where we live, learn, work, worship and play are safe; and

WHEREAS: Each year, in observance of Building Safety Month, Americans are asked to consider projects to improve building safety and sustainability at home and in the community, and to acknowledge the essential service provided to all of us by local and state building departments and federal agencies in protecting lives and property.

NOW, THEREFORE, the Board of County Commissioners of Douglas County, Kansas, proclaims the month of May 2015, as

ADOPTED this 6th day of May, 2015.