Note—Ord. no. 4213-12 §1, adopted May 16, 2012, adopted the emergency operations plan dated February, 2012. Same can be found on file in the city offices.
[CC 1997 §8.1; Ord. No. 1263-78, 2-1-1978; Ord. No. 2060-88 §§1—2, 3-16-1988]
There is hereby created within and for the territory of the City of Hazelwood, a disaster planning and operations organization to be known as the City of Hazelwood Emergency Management Agency, which is responsible for the preparation and implementation of emergency functions required to prevent, minimize and repair injury and damage due to disasters, to include emergency management of resources and administration of such economic controls as may be needed to provide for the welfare of the people, and emergency activities (excluding functions for which military forces are primarily responsible) in accordance with the Missouri Civil Defense Act, Chapter 44, RSMo., 1969, and the Missouri Disaster Operations Plan adopted thereunder.
Neither the City of Hazelwood, its elected officials, executive officer, nor any officer or member of the office of emergency management shall be liable for personal injury or property damage sustained by any person appointed or acting as a volunteer worker or member of any agency engaged in emergency management security. Neither shall the City of Hazelwood, its elected officials, executive officer, nor any officer or member of the office of emergency management be liable for the death or injury of any person, or damage to property resulting from such emergency management activities, unless allowed for by ordinance of the City of Hazelwood.
[CC 1997 §8.2; Ord. No. 1263-78, 2-1-1978]
The City Manager of the City of Hazelwood shall be the executive officer of the City of Hazelwood.
[CC 1997 §8.3; Ord. No. 1263-78, 2-1-1978]
This office shall consist of a Coordinator and other members appointed by the executive officer, to conform to the State organization and procedures for the conduct of emergency operations as outlined in the Missouri Disaster Operations Plan.
[CC 1997 §8.4; Ord. No. 1263-78, 2-1-1978; Ord. No. 2060-88 §§1—2, 3-16-1988]
The organization shall perform emergency management functions within the territorial limits of the City of Hazelwood, and in accordance with the City of Hazelwood's Emergency Operations Plan which is on file in the City Clerk's office and made part of this Chapter by reference, and may conduct these functions outside the territorial limits as directed by the Governor or other agency having such authority during the time of emergency pursuant to the provisions of the Missouri Civil Defense Act, Chapter 44, RSMo., 1969.
[CC 1997 §8.5; Ord. No. 1263-78, 2-1-1978]
The Coordinator will be appointed by the executive officer and shall serve at the pleasure of the executive officer.
The Coordinator shall have direct responsibility for the organization, administration and operations of local disaster planning and operations, subject to the direction and control of the Executive Officer or Governing Body.
The Coordinator shall be responsible for maintaining records and accounting for the use and disposal of all items of equipment placed under the jurisdiction of the disaster planning and operations office.
[CC 1997 §8.6; Ord. No. 1263-78, 2-1-1978]
The executive officer of the City of Hazelwood, in accordance with the Missouri Civil Defense Act, Chapter 44, RSMo., 1969, may:
Expend funds and make contracts as authorized by the City Council; obtain and distribute equipment, materials, and supplies for civil defense purposes; provide for the health and safety of persons, including emergency assistance to victims of any enemy attack; provide for the safety of property; and direct and coordinate the development of disaster plans and programs in accordance with the policies and plans of the Federal and State disaster and emergency planning.
Appoint, provide, or remove rescue teams, auxiliary fire and Police personnel and other emergency operations teams, units or personnel who may serve without compensation.
In the event of enemy attack, waive the provisions of Statutes requiring advertisements for bids for the performance of public work or entering into contracts.
With the approval of the Governor and City Council, and consistent with the Missouri Disaster Operations Plan, enter into mutual-aid agreements with other public and private agencies within and without the State for reciprocal emergency aid.
Accept services, materials, equipment, supplies or funds granted or loaned by the Federal Government for disaster planning and operations purposes.
[CC 1997 §8.7; Ord. No. 1263-78, 2-1-1978]
No person shall be employed or associated in any capacity in the City of Hazelwood Emergency Management Agency who advocates or has advocated a change by force or violence in this constitutional form of the government of the United States or this State or this City or the overthrow of any government in the United States by force or violence, or has been convicted of or is under indictment or information charging any subversive act against the United States. Each person who is appointed to serve in the City of Hazelwood Emergency Management Agency shall, before entering upon his duties, take an oath, in writing, before a person authorized to administer oaths in this State, which oath shall be substantially as follows:
"I, ____________________________ , do solemnly swear, or affirm, that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States, the Constitution of the State of Missouri, and the Charter and ordinances of the City of Hazelwood, against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same, that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties upon which I am about to enter. And I do further swear, or affirm, that I do not advocate, nor am I a member of any political party or organization that advocates the overthrow of the government of the United States or this State, or City, by force or violence; and that during such a time as I am a member of the City of Hazelwood Emergency Management Agency, I will not advocate or become a member of any political party or organization that advocates the overthrow of the government of the United States or of this State or City by force or violence."
[CC 1997 §8.8; Ord. No. 1263-78, 2-1-1978]
The City Manager is authorized to designate space in any City owned or leased building for the City of Hazelwood Emergency Management Agency.