Largo and Indian Rocks Beach to Review Interlocal Agreement for Emergency Response Operations
By Bill Lopez
LARGO - The City of Indian Rocks Beach, along with other municipalities, has been negotiating an Interlocal Agreement with Pinellas County for access and use of Pinellas County property during the event of an emergency.
Indian Rocks Beach seeks use of Pinellas County property as an approved Temporary Disposal Site (TDS) that would provide the ability to store storm related debris and conduct debris reduction and disposal operations.
Indian Rocks Beach has been notified that this Interlocal Agreement is in review by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and may take several months and require revisions in the agreement before final approval.
Since this leaves Indian Rocks Beach with no access to an approved TDS in the event an emergency, the Indian Rocks Beach staff has approached the City of Largo to explore opportunities for the two cities to work with each other for debris storage, reduction and disposal, while the FEMA review of the Interlocal Agreement is ongoing.
The Largo City Commission directed the staff to work with Indian Rocks in discussing an Interlocal Agreement that would address emergency response operations related to Temporary Disposal Sites.
If each city finds the partnership feasible, Largo would prepare the necessary Interlocal Agreement or other relevant documents for City Commission consideration.
Contact Bill Lopez at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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