Town of Oconomowoc, WI
Waukesha County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Oconomowoc as Ch. 6 of the 1986 Town Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
By reason of the increasing possibility of disasters of unprecedented size and destructiveness, and to ensure that preparation will be adequate to cope with such disasters, and to provide for the common defense, to protect the public peace, health, safety and general welfare, and to preserve the lives and property of the people, it is hereby declared necessary:
To establish a local emergency government organization.
To provide for the exercise of necessary powers during emergency government emergencies.
To provide for the rendering of cooperation and mutual aid between this Town and other political subdivisions.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
preparation for and the carrying out of all emergency functions, other than functions for which the military forces are primarily responsible, to minimize and repair injury and damage resulting from disaster caused by enemy attack, sabotage or other hostile action or by fire, flood or other natural causes.
Composition. There is hereby created an Emergency Government Commission composed of the Town Chairman and as many additional members as may be determined by the Town Board, by resolution, who shall be appointed by the Town Chairman, subject to confirmation of the Town Board, and who shall serve without compensation. The Town Chairman shall serve as Chairman of the Commission and the Emergency Government Director shall serve as Secretary of the Commission.
Duties. The Emergency Government Commission shall be an advisory and planning group and shall advise the Town Chairman, Director and the Town Board on all matters pertaining to emergency government. The Emergency Government Commission shall meet upon the call of the Chairman.
Whoever intentionally fails to comply with the directives of emergency government authorities promulgated under this chapter during a state of emergency, or during any training program or exercise, may be subject to a penalty as provided in Chapter 1, General Provisions, Article I, of this Code.