[HISTORY: Adopted by the Annual Town Meeting of the Town of Lexington 4-3-1967 by Art. 83 as Art. XVIII of the 1967 Bylaws. Amendments noted where applicable.]
There is hereby established a Department of Civil Defense (hereinafter called the "Department"). It shall be the function of the Department to have charge of civil defense as defined in Section 1, Chapter 639, Acts of 1950 and to perform civil defense functions as authorized or directed by said chapter or by any and all executive orders or general regulations promulgated thereunder, and to exercise any authority delegated to it by the Governor under said Chapter 639.
[Amended 4-24-1974 ATM by Art. 89; 5-3-1982 ATM by Art. 48]
The Department shall be under the direction of the Director of Civil Defense (hereinafter called the "Director" who shall be appointed by the Town Manager). The Director shall have direct responsibility for the organization, administration and operation of the Department. The Director shall also have authority to accept and receive on behalf of the town, subject to approval of the Town Manager, services, equipment, supplies, materials or funds by way of gift, grant or loan for purposes of civil defense, offered by the federal government or any agency or officer thereof or any person, firm or corporation subject to the terms of the offer and the rules and regulations, if any, of the agency making the offer. The Director shall cause appropriate records to be kept of all matters relating to such gifts, grants or loans.
Editor's Note: Original Sec. 3, Civil Defense Advisory Council, which immediately followed this section, was deleted 5-3-1982 ATM by Art. 48.
The Police Department is hereby authorized to go to aid another city or Town at the request of said city or Town in the suppression of riots or other forms of violence therein whenever directed so to do by the Chief of the Police Department with the approval of the Board of Selectmen.
This by-law shall remain in force only during the effective period of Chapter 639, Acts of 1950 and any act or amendment or continuation thereof or substitution therefor.
All references to Chapter 639, Acts of 1950, as now in force shall be applicable to any act or acts in amendment or continuation of or substitution for said Chapter 639.