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Town of Monroe, CT
Fairfield County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Council of the Town of Monroe 4-23-1990 (Ch. 8 of the 1976 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
The definitions of "emergency management" and related terms used in this chapter shall be the same as the definitions provided in § 28-1, Chapter 517 of the Connecticut General Statutes.
A. 
Authority; established; supervision.
(1) 
By authority of § 28-7 of the Connecticut General Statutes, an organization of Town government to be known as the "Department of Emergency Management" is hereby established.[2]
[2]
Editor's Note: See also Ch. V, § 11 of the Town Charter.
(2) 
The established Department of Emergency Management is to be under the direction and supervision of a Director of Emergency Management. The Director shall be responsible for the organization, administration and operation of said local organization. A Deputy Director shall assume the duties of the Department in the absence of the Director.
B. 
Appointment, powers and duties of the Director and Deputy Director.
(1) 
The Director of Emergency Management and Deputy Director shall be appointed by the chief executive officer of the Town and shall serve at the will of the chief executive officer. The Director and/or Deputy Director may be removed from office at any time by the chief executive officer.
(2) 
The Director of Emergency Management shall report directly to the chief executive officer. The Deputy Director shall report to the Director.
(3) 
The Director shall advise the chief executive officer on all emergency management matters and related laws, rules, regulations and requirements of Title 28 of the Connecticut General Statutes, Public Act 87-535,[3] the Federal Civil Defense Act of 1950 and the Federal Natural Disaster Relief Act of 1974.
[3]
Editor's Note: See Title 7, Ch. 116, Local Emergency Relief Account, of the Connecticut General Statutes.
(4) 
The Director of Emergency Management shall develop, organize, direct and coordinate the Town's Emergency Management Program with the goal of saving lives and protecting property by maintaining emergency operational capabilities that mitigate, prepare for, respond to and recover from any emergency or disaster.
(5) 
The Director shall develop and organize the Emergency Management Program in accordance with local, state and federal emergency management requirements.
(6) 
The Director of Emergency Management shall coordinate the activities of all Town departments, agencies and offices and the activities of all volunteer organizations but in no instance shall assume direction and control of any Town department, agency or office unless directed by written authority from the chief executive officer.
(7) 
The Director shall be responsible for the development and maintenance of the Town's Emergency Operations Plan. The Emergency Operations Plan shall become effective upon the signature of the chief executive officer and updated according to state statutes.
(8) 
The Director of Emergency Management shall be responsible for the coordination of training and exercises required to maintain adequate emergency management and emergency response capabilities in the Town.
(9) 
The Director shall be responsible for the recruitment and training of volunteer emergency management personnel.
(10) 
The Director shall maintain continuous contact with the State Department of Emergency Management and Homeland Security and shall prepare and submit reports and all paperwork necessary to ensure that the Town qualifies for and receives all possible funding, equipment and other benefits or assistance available from the state and/or the federal emergency management program. All requests for outside funding and/or assistance shall be in accordance with established local procedures.
C. 
Responsibilities of departments, agencies and offices of Town government.
(1) 
Each department, agency and office of Town government required to have an annex to the Town's Emergency Operations Plan shall develop and maintain such annex in accordance with local, state and federal emergency management requirements.
(2) 
Each department, agency and office of Town government shall cooperate with the Director of Emergency Management to the fullest extent possible in the development and maintenance of the local Emergency Management Program.
D. 
Emergency management responsibilities and power of the chief executive.
(1) 
The chief executive officer of the Town is responsible for the protection of the health and safety of all residents and all people in the Town, the protection of property and the preservation of the local government organization and structure.
(2) 
The chief executive officer of the Town shall ensure that the local emergency management organization develops and maintains the capability of local government necessary to respond to any emergency or disaster that may affect the Town.
(3) 
During emergency or disaster situations, the chief executive officer has the power and authority to issue emergency and/or disaster declarations and exercise any and all powers granted by the Town Charter deemed reasonable and necessary for the protection of residents and people in the Town, the protection of property and the preservation of local government.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
A. 
Formation.
(1) 
A Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) shall be established by appointment by the chief executive officer of the Town and shall meet at least once a year.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
(2) 
The LEPC's primary function is to plan and direct the Town's emergency management programs in accordance with local, state and federal emergency management requirements.
(3) 
The LEPC shall contain representatives of Town departments, agencies and offices and nongovernmental groups, business and labor concerned with public safety and emergency management and shall serve in an advisory capacity to the chief executive officer.
(4) 
The Chairman of the LEPC is the chief executive officer.
(5) 
The Director of Emergency Management and Deputy Director shall be members of the LEPC.[2]
[2]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
(6) 
By nature of their positions, the Chief of Police, Fire Marshal and Public Works Director shall be members of the LEPC.
(7) 
Other members of the LEPC shall be representatives from the Town Council, the school system, Health Department, Conservation and Water Resources Commission and local industry appointed by the chief executive officer.
B. 
Terms of office.
(1) 
The Chief of Police, Fire Marshal and Public Works Director or their designated representatives shall serve so long as they hold their office within the Town.
(2) 
LEPC members appointed from the Town Council, the school system, Health Department and Conservation and Water Resources Commission and local industry shall serve so long as they remain members of the represented body or until removed by the chief executive officer.
(3) 
Other LEPC members shall serve for a term of four years or until removed by the chief executive officer.