City of Bridgeton, MO
St. Louis County
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[Ord. No. 83-62 §1, 9-7-1983]
There is created a Civil Defense Organization in accordance with The Missouri Civil Defense Act, Chapter 44, RSMo. 1967, to consist of the Department of Civil Defense.
[Ord. No. 83-62 §1, 9-7-1983]
There is created a Department of Civil Defense. The Department of Civil Defense shall consist of a Director of Civil Defense and an Assistant Director of Civil Defense and such other personnel as the City Council may from time to time authorize.
[Ord. No. 83-62 §1, 9-7-1983]
The Department of Civil Defense shall be responsible for the preparation and implementation of plans for emergency functions and activities 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, excluding functions for which the military forces are primarily responsible.
[Ord. No. 83-62 §1, 9-7-1983]
The Director of Civil Defense shall be appointed by the Mayor with the approval of the Council. He may be removed by the Mayor at any time with the consent of the Council.
[Ord. No. 83-62 §1, 9-7-1983]
The Director of Civil Defense shall have direct responsibility for the organization, administration and operations of local disaster planning for Civil Defense, subject to the direction and control of the Mayor as provided by Statute and ordinance.
[Ord. No. 83-62 §1, 9-7-1983]
The Director of Civil Defense with the approval of the City Administrator is authorized to select and obtain Federal Government surplus property through the State Disaster Planning and Operations Office, Civil Defense, and State Department of Education. The Director shall obtain the necessary approval to obligate the City for the handling charge imposed by the Department of Education — State Agency for surplus property. The Director may delegate authority to obtain surplus property at the State Agency for surplus property warehouse with the approval of the Mayor.
[Ord. No. 83-62 §1, 9-7-1983]
The Director shall be responsible for maintaining records on use and disposal of all items of equipment placed under the jurisdiction of the Department of Civil Defense.
[Ord. No. 83-62 §1, 9-7-1983]
The Director with approval of the City Administrator is authorized to submit all materials and sign all documents requested by the State Disaster Planning and Operations Office, Civil Defense, to qualify the City for participation in Federal contributions for Civil Defense Personnel and Administrative Expense Program under any law or regulation now or hereafter in force.
[Ord. No. 83-62 §1, 9-7-1983]
The Director and Assistant Director of Civil Defense, effective July 1, 1983, shall serve without compensation but shall be reimbursed for all reasonable expenses actually incurred in the performance of their official duties.
[Ord. No. 83-62 §1, 9-7-1983]
A. 
No person shall be employed or associated in any capacity in any organization established under this Chapter who advocates or has advocated change by force or violence in the constitutional form of the Government of the United States or in this State 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.
B. 
Each person who is appointed to serve in an organization for Civil Defense 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 and the Constitution of the State of Missouri, 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 by this State by force or violence; and that during such a time as I am a member of the (name organization), I will not advocate nor become a member of any political party or organization that advocates the overthrow of the Government of the United States or of this State by force or violence."
[Ord. No. 83-62 §1, 9-7-1983]
The Mayor shall have the power to declare and proclaim the existence of a state of emergency within the City in the event a major natural disaster has occurred within the City or in the event an enemy attack has occurred affecting the City. Any emergency proclaimed by the Mayor shall terminate upon proclamation of the Mayor or upon resolution of the City Council terminating such emergency.
[Ord. No. 83-62 §1, 9-7-1983]
A. 
The Mayor shall have the following emergency powers to protect life and property in the City:
1. 
To alert the Civil Defense Organization and the inhabitants of the City of an actual or threatened disaster or upon declaration of a state of emergency by duly authorized Federal, State or County authorities.
2. 
To make and issue proclamations and regulations on matters reasonably related to the protection of life and property during an actual disaster within the City or pending a threatened or imminent disaster.
3. 
During an emergency as defined by the Missouri Civil Defense Act of 1967, Chapter 44, RSMo., or during an emergency declared by the Mayor, to waive statutory and ordinance procurement procedures and to authorize procurement by the City of services, supplies, equipment and material without regard to the provisions of such statutory or ordinance procurement procedures, and to bind the City for the cost thereof, and to requisition, commandeer or seize vital and necessary property for public use if necessary, subject to the right of the owner of such property to have damages determined as provided by the State Statutes in case of the exercise of the power of eminent domain.
4. 
To require emergency services of any officials or employees of the City.
5. 
To requisition necessary material of any City Department.
6. 
To delegate such duties as are herein authorized for the purpose of implementing and directing the Civil Defense and disaster relief program of the City.
[Ord. No. 83-62 §1, 9-7-1983]
This Chapter is an exercise by the City of its Police power for the protection of public peace, health, safety and welfare, and neither the City, the agents and representatives of the City, nor any other person in good faith carrying out, complying or attempting to comply with this Chapter or any proclamation, order, rule or regulation promulgated pursuant hereto shall be liable for any damages sustained by any person or property as the result of such activity.
[Ord. No. 83-62 §1, 9-7-1983]
All proclamations authorized by this Chapter for the conduct of the general public shall be in writing and shall be available for public inspection at all reasonable hours. All proclamations, orders, rules and regulations promulgated pursuant to the authority conferred by this Chapter shall be in force and effect from the time of the promulgation thereof until amended or revoked by the Mayor or by the City Council.
[Ord. No. 83-62 §1, 9-7-1983]
At all times when the proclamations, orders, rules and regulations made and promulgated pursuant to this Chapter are in effect, they shall supersede all existing ordinances, orders, rules and regulations insofar as the latter may be inconsistent therewith. This Chapter shall not be construed so as to conflict with any State or Federal Statute or with any order, rule or regulation of any of the Armed Forces of the United States or the State.
[Ord. No. 83-62 §1, 9-7-1983]
A. 
It shall be unlawful for any person willfully to obstruct, hinder or delay any member of the Civil Defense Organization in the enforcement of this Chapter or any proclamation, order, rule or regulation issued pursuant to this Chapter, or to do any act forbidden by this Chapter or by any proclamation, order, rule or regulation issued pursuant to the authority contained in this Chapter.
B. 
It shall be unlawful for any person to wear, carry or display any emblem, insignia, or any other means of identification as a member of the Civil Defense Organization of the City unless authority to do so has been granted to such person by the proper officials.