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Res 12-30 Providing Authority to Participate in Denton County Aerial Spraying for West NileTOWN OF WESTLAKE RESOLUTION 12-30 A RESOLUTION BY THE TOWN COUNCIL OF THE TOWN OF WESTLAKE, TEXAS, (TOWN) PROVIDING AUTHORITY FOR THE TOWN OF WESTLAKE TO PARTICIPATE IN DENTON COUNTY'S AERIAL SPRAYING FOR THE PURPOSE OF MOSQUITO ERADICATION; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. WHEREAS, West Nile virus is a mosquito -borne disease that is capable of causing severe illness or death in humans; and WHEREAS, of all the recent occurrences of human West Nile virus infection in the United States, half of those cases have occurred in Texas; and WHEREAS, within Denton County, Texas there have been more than 112 cases of human West Nile virus infection, at least 16 confirmed cases of human West Nile virus infection within our neighboring communities, and more than one death has occurred in Denton County relating to human West Nile virus infection; and WHEREAS, aerial spraying is an effective method when used in conjunction with other local measures to control the spread of mosquitoes carrying the West Nile virus; NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE TOWN COUNCIL OF THE TOWN OF WESTLAKE, TEXAS: SECTION 1: THAT, all matters stated in the Recitals hercinabove arc found to be true and correct and are incorporated herein by reference as if copied in their entirety. SECTION 2: THAT, the Town Council of the Town of Westlake, Texas, hereby consents to participate in Denton County's aerial application measures to assist in the control and spread of the West Nile virus in the town limits of Westlake. SECTION 3: If any portion of this Resolution shall, for any reason, be declared invalid by any court of competent jurisdiction, such invalidity shall not affect the remaining provisions hereof and the Council hereby determines that it would have adopted this Resolution without the invalid provision. Resolution 12-30 Page 1 of 2 SECTION 4: That this resolution shall become effective from and after its date of passage. PASSED AND APPROVED ON THIS 27TH DAY OF AUGUST 2012. ES moo- *. ATTEST. TEXPS a� Kelly dwar Town Secretary APPROVED AS TO FORM: L.'(gk6ton zgit�� �' ALe.'ez- Laura L. Wheat, Mayor Thomas E. Bryt, /Twn Manager Resolution 12-30 Page 2 of 2