[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Lowell 4-26-1988 as Ch. 6 of the 1988 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
All references to Chapter 639, Acts of 1950, MGL Appendix C33, § 13-1 et seq., as now in force, shall be applicable to any act or acts in amendment or continuation of or substitution for Chapter 639.
There is hereby established in the City a Department of Civil Defense. It shall be the function of the Department to have charge of civil defense as defined in § 1, Chapter 639, Acts of 1950, and to perform civil defense functions as authorized or directed by such 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 Chapter 639.
The Department of Civil Defense shall be under the direction of a Director of Civil Defense, who shall be appointed by the chief executive officer of the City. The Director shall have the direct responsibility for the organization, administration and operation of the Department, subject to the direction and control of the chief executive officer of the City, and shall receive such salary as may be fixed from time to time by the City Council. The Director may, within the limits of the amount appropriated therefor, appoint such experts, clerks and other assistants as the work of the Department may require and may, with the approval of the chief executive officer, remove them and may, within the limits of the appropriation, make such expenditures as may be necessary to execute effectively the purposes of Chapter 639 of the Acts of 1950.
The Director shall also have the authority, subject to the chief executive officer of the City, to appoint district coordinators and may receive, on behalf of the City, services, equipment, supplies, materials or funds by way of gift, grant or loan, for the purposes of civil defense, offered by the federal government or any agency or officer thereof or any person, subject to the terms of the offer and the rules and regulations, if any, of the agency making the offer, which services, equipment, supplies, materials or funds by way of gift, grant or loan have been accepted by the City Council. The Director shall cause appropriate records to be kept of all matters relating to such gifts, grants or loans.