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Legislation #: 980928 Introduction Date: 7/23/1998
Type: Special Action Effective Date: 7/23/1998
Sponsor: None
Title: Expressing appreciation to the many agencies and City departments for their efforts and assistance in response to the recent fire in the west bottoms.

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RESOLUTION NO. 980928

 

Expressing appreciation to the many agencies and City departments for their efforts and assistance in response to the recent fire in the west bottoms.

 

WHEREAS, Saturday morning, July 18, 1998, a seven alarm fire occurred in the west bottoms, one of the worst fires in our history; and

 

WHEREAS, the many fire departments that responded under the mutual aid agreement assisted in the fire suppression in the west bottoms and provided fire coverage throughout the City; and

 

WHEREAS, the following agencies responded to the crisis as follows: the Kansas City, Missouri Fire Department, the Police Department and its Bomb and Arson Unit, the Local Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, the National Response Team of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, Kansas City Power and Light Company, Missouri Gas Energy, Southwestern Bell Telephone, Kansas City Area Transportation Authority, the Salvation Army, the Red Cross, MAST Ambulance, Trans-Supply, Inc., and PSC Industrial; and

 

WHEREAS, the following other City departments responded to the crisis as follows: Public Works Department, Neighborhood and Community Services, Water Services Department, Codes Administration, Aviation Department, Convention & Entertainment Centers, Parks and Recreation and the Office of the City Manager; and

 

WHEREAS, the assistance provided by these agencies serves as a reminder of the strength of our community and the great needs of those individuals and businesses affected by the fire; NOW, THEREFORE

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

That the Mayor and Council hereby thank the many agencies and City departments for their help to Kansas City in responding to the fire in the west bottoms; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that this Resolution be spread upon the Minutes of the Council in testimony of the help and the efforts of the agencies and departments to respond to the fire in the west bottoms, and the cooperation of the individuals and businesses affected by the fire.

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