City of Port Republic, NJ
Atlantic County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Port Republic 7-13-1964[1] (Ch. 39 of the 1982 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
[1]
Editor's Note: This chapter originally concerned provisions regarding civil defense and disaster control. During codification, the more current term "Agency of Emergency Management" was approved and is used throughout.
[Amended 3-12-1985 by Ord. No. 47-1985]
Because of the existing and increasing possibility of the occurrence of disasters of unprecedented size and destructiveness resulting from enemy attack, sabotage or other hostile action or from fire, flood, earthquake or any other cause, and in order to ensure that preparations of this municipality will be adequate to deal with such disasters, and generally to provide for the common defense and to protect the public peace, health and safety and to preserve the lives and property of the people of this municipality, it is hereby found and declared to be necessary to create an Agency of Emergency Management, to provide for the rendering of mutual aid to other municipalities both in the State of New Jersey and in other states which may require aid and to cooperate with the state government with respect to carrying out civil defense and disaster control functions.
[Amended 3-12-1985 by Ord. No. 47-1985]
It is further declared to be the purpose of this chapter and the policy of this municipality that all civil defense functions of this municipality be coordinated by the Director of Emergency Management, to the maximum extent, with the comparable functions of the state government, including its various departments and agencies, of other municipalities and of private agencies of every type, to the end that the most effective preparation and use may be made of this municipality's resources and facilities for dealing with any disaster that may occur.
[Amended 3-12-1985 by Ord. No. 47-1985]
It is further declared that the Municipal Director of Emergency Management may declare a state of local disaster emergency and initiate disaster control operations whenever, in his opinion, a disaster has occurred or is imminent, and it shall be the duty of all persons, firms or others to obey all regulations, rules or directives issued either by the State of New Jersey or any agency thereof, by the County Coordinator of Civil Defense and Disaster Control or any authorized member of the county staff, or by the Municipal Director of Emergency Management or any authorized officer. The Municipal Agency of Emergency Management shall be governed by and shall act in strict accordance with Chapter 251, P.L. 1942, as amended by Chapter 438, P.L. 1953, and any other or further amendments thereof.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: See N.J.S.A. App. A:9-33 et seq.
As provided in the Civil Defense and Disaster Control Plan of the State of New Jersey, Section II, Division 2, Paragraph (h), all requests for mutual aid from outside of this municipality shall be forwarded through proper channels to the County Coordinator, and this municipality and all agencies thereof are prohibited from sending assistance to another municipality unless directed by the County Civil Defense and Disaster Control Coordinator.
[Amended 3-12-1985 by Ord. No. 47-1985]
Any person, firm or corporation found guilty of violating the provisions of this chapter shall be punishable by a fine of not more than $500 or by imprisonment for not more than 90 days, or by both such fine and imprisonment, in the discretion of the judicial officer hearing the same.