WHEREAS, the undersigned, is the duly elected Town Council President, of the Town of Lapel, Indiana; and,

WHEREAS, Indiana Code 10-14-3-29(a)(1) permits the Town Council President to declare a local emergency; and,

WHEREAS, the Town Council has a duty to ensure efficient government of the Town; and,

WHEREAS, it was recently discovered by Town employees that there was a water pipe leak at or around 9220 Briar Drive, necessitating the need for immediate repairs; and

WHEREAS, in order to effectuate said repairs, it was necessary for Town employees to destroy and/or disturb a private driveway at 9220 Briar Drive; and

WHEREAS, it is necessary to restore affected pavement to its prior condition to benefit the private landowner; and

WHEREAS, OWING TO THE public purchasing statutes, a significant period of time would pass prior to proper bidding procedures being followed; and

WHEREAS, this delay would create a significant hardship for the private landowner and the Town of Lapel.

IT IS THUS DECLARED THAT A STATE OF LOCAL EMERGENCY EXISTS IN THE TOWN OF LAPEL

As a result of this local emergency, the appropriate Town agencies are directed to seek multiple verbal quotes from vendors to repair the damage on the private driveway and select the best and most responsive bidder without input from the Town Council.

The Agents of the Town of Lapel are hereby authorized to take lawful action necessary to effectuate the terms of this declaration, to aid the efficient operation of the Town.

This order shall expire in seven (7) days.

SO DECLARED THIS 15th DAY OF OCTOBER 2020.