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RESOLUTION NO. 15-20 <br />A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR AND VILLAGE CLERK TO <br />EXECUTE AN AGREEMENT FOR THE VILLAGE OF ELK GROVE VILLAGE TO <br />ENTER INTO A MUTUAL AID AGREEMENT WITH THE ILLINOIS PUBLIC <br />WORKS MUTUAL AID NETWORK (IPWMAN) <br />WHEREAS, the Constitution of the State of Illinois, 1970, Article VII, Section 10, <br />authorizes units of local government to contract or otherwise associate among themselves in <br />any manner not prohibited by law or ordinance; and <br />WHEREAS, the "Intergovernmental Cooperation Act", 5 ILCS 220/1 et seq., <br />provides that any power or powers, privileges or authority exercised or which may be exercised <br />by a unit of local government may be exercised and enjoyed jointly with any other unit of local <br />government; and <br />WHEREAS, Section 5 of the "Intergovernmental Cooperation Act", 5 ILCS 220/5, <br />provides that any one or more public agencies may contract with any one or more public <br />agencies to perform any governmental service, activity or undertaking which any of the public <br />agencies entering into the contract is authorized by law to perform, provided that such contract <br />shall be authorized by the governing body of each party to the contract; and <br />WHEREAS, the Mayor and Board of Trustees of the Village of Elk Grove Village have <br />determined that it is in the best interests of the Village to enter into an intergovernmental <br />agreement to secure to each the benefits of mutual aid in public works and the protection of life <br />and property from an emergency or disaster and to provide for public works assistance, training <br />and other necessary functions to further the response and recovery from said emergency or <br />disaster. The principal objective of the public works mutual aid assistance being the response <br />to and recovery from any emergency or disaster and the return of the community to as near <br />normal as quickly as possible. <br />NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Mayor and Board of Trustees of the <br />Village of Elk Grove Village, Counties of Cook and DuPage, State of Illinois as follows: <br />