Building Safety Week

WHEREAS, The Village of Sugar Grove is committed to recognizing our growth and strength depends on the safety and economic value of the homes, buildings and infrastructure that serve our citizens, both in everyday life and in times of natural disaster; and

WHEREAS, our confidence is achieved through the devotion of vigilant guardians––building safety and fire prevention officials, architects, engineers, builders, trades people, laborers and others in the construction industry––who work year-round to ensure the safe construction of buildings; and

WHEREAS, these guardians—dedicated members of the International Code Council—use a governmental consensus process that brings together local, state and federal officials with expertise in the built environment to create and implement the highest-quality codes to protect Americans in the buildings where we live, learn, work, worship, play; and

WHEREAS, the International Codes, the most widely adopted building safety, energy and fire prevention codes in the nation, are used by most U.S. cities, counties and states; these modern building codes also include safeguards to protect the public from natural disasters such as hurricanes, snowstorms, tornadoes, wildland fires and earthquakes; and

WHEREAS, Building Safety Month is sponsored by the International Code Council, to remind the public about the critical role of our communities’ largely unknown guardians of public safety––our local code officials––who assure us of safe, efficient and livable buildings; and

WHEREAS, “Building Safety Month: Building Codes Save Lives” the theme for Building Safety Month 2018, encourages all Americans to raise awareness of the importance of building safe and resilient construction; disaster mitigation; and new technologies in the construction industry. Building Safety Month 2018 encourages appropriate steps everyone can take to ensure that the places where we live, learn, work, worship and play are safe, and recognizes that countless lives have been saved due to the implementation of safety codes by local and state agencies; and

WHEREAS, each year, in observance of Building Safety Month, Americans are asked to consider the commitment to improve building safety and economic investment at home and in the community, and to acknowledge the essential service provided to all of us by local and state building departments and federal agencies in protecting lives and property,

THEREFORE, I, P. Sean Michels, President of the Village of Sugar Grove, do hereby proclaim the month of May 2018 as

BUILDING SAFETY MONTH

in the Village of Sugar Grove. Accordingly, our citizens are encouraged to join communities across America to participate in Building Safety Month activities and assisting efforts to improve building safety.
Passed this 17th, day of April, 2018

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