[CC 1989 §12.5-1; Ord. No. 1378 §1, 3-12-1990; Ord. No. 3260 §1, 8-6-2007]
There is hereby created within and for the City an emergency management organization to be known as the Town and Country Emergency Management Agency which is responsible for the preparation and implementation of emergency functions required to prevent injury and minimize and repair damage due to disasters, to include the implementation of the National Incident Management System for the 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 Chapter 44, RSMo., 1986, and supplements thereto, the State Emergency Operations Plan adopted thereunder and Homeland Security Presidential Directive-5.
[CC 1989 §12.5-2; Ord. No. 1378 §1, 3-12-1990]
This agency shall consist of a Director and other members appointed by the Mayor to conform to the State organization and procedures for the conduct of emergency operations as outlined in the State Emergency Operations Plan.
[CC 1989 §12.5-3; Ord. No. 1378 §1, 3-12-1990]
The organization shall perform emergency management functions within City limits and may conduct these functions outside the City limits as directed by the Governor during the time of emergency pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 44, RSMo., 1986, and supplements thereto.
[CC 1989 §12.5-4; Ord. No. 1378 §1, 3-12-1990]
The Director will be appointed by the Mayor with the approval of the Board of Aldermen.
[CC 1989 §12.5-5]
The Mayor and the Director, in accordance with Chapter 44, RSMo., 1986, and supplements thereto, may:
Appropriate and expend funds, make contracts, obtain and distribute equipment, materials, and supplies for emergency management purposes; provide for the health and safety of persons; 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 governments; and
Appoint, provide, or remove rescue teams, auxiliary fire and Police personnel and other emergency operations teams, units or personnel who may serve without compensation.
The Mayor of the City, with the approval of the Governor and consistent with the Missouri Emergency Operations Plan and the provisions of Section 70.837, RSMo. and Section 320.090, RSMo., may enter into mutual-aid agreements with other public and private agencies within and without the State for reciprocal emergency aid. The Director may assist in the negotiation of such reciprocal mutual-aid agreements.
The Mayor of the City may, with the consent of the Governor, accept services, materials, equipment, supplies or funds gifted, granted or loaned by the Federal Government or an officer or agency thereof for emergency management purposes, subject to the terms of the offer.
[CC 1989 §12.5-6; Ord. No. 1378 §1, 3-12-1990]
No person shall be employed or associated in any capacity in the Town and Country Emergency Management Agency established under this act who advocates or has advocated a change by force or violence in the constitutional form of 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. Each person who is appointed to serve in this Agency shall, before entering upon his/her 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 of this State by force or violence; and that during such time as I am a member of the Town and Country Emergency Management Agency, 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."
[CC 1989 §12.5-7; Ord. No. 1378 §1, 3-12-1990]
The Mayor is authorized to designate space in any City owned or leased building for the Emergency Management Agency office.