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Legislation #: 100538 Introduction Date: 7/1/2010
Type: Special Action Effective Date: 7/11/2010
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBER FUNKHOUSER
Title: Honoring James K. Walton for his invaluable hard work monitoring flooding conditions while serving the citizens of Kansas City, Missouri.

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6/29/2010 Filed by the Clerk's office
7/1/2010 Adopted

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RESOLUTION NO. 100538

 

Honoring James K. Walton for his invaluable hard work monitoring flooding conditions while serving the citizens of Kansas City, Missouri.

 

WHEREAS, James Walton works in the Stormwater Utility Division of the Water Services Department as a Registered Engineer; and

 

WHEREAS, one of James’ primary duties is that of City Hydrologist monitoring the metropolitan area’s 174 joint Flood Warning System sites used to detail flooding conditions, their timing and severity. This system can leverage 45 minutes to 18 hours of lead time to respond before dangerous flooding occurs and threatens public safety and property during rain events; and

 

WHEREAS, James, who has been instrumental in strategically expanding the flood monitoring system, faces many challenges during rain events and works closely with various City departments, such as the Office of Emergency Management, the Fire Department, the Police Department, the Parks and Recreation Department, the Public Works Department, the Water Services Department, in addition to the National Weather Service to monitor areas needing barricades or evacuations, thus assisting in saving the lives of citizens; and

 

WHEREAS, James frequently responds, on very short notice, at all hours of the day or night, as well as on weekends, holidays, and even while on vacation, to monitor and provide warnings of potential flood situations; and

 

WHEREAS, much appreciation has been noted by City staff for James’ hard work, long hours, and passion for doing an excellent job in monitoring flooding conditions; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

That the Mayor and Council do hereby congratulate Mr. James K. Walton for all of his invaluable hard work monitoring flooding conditions while serving the citizens of Kansas City; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this Resolution be spread upon the Minutes of the Council in testimony thereof and a copy hereof be presented to Mr. Walton in token of the Mayor and Council’s appreciation for Mr. Walton’s accomplishments and service to the City.

 

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