Cross Reference — Building codes and regulations, ch. 500.
[CC 1979 §8-26; Ord. No. 79-050 §2, 2-5-1979]
There is hereby created within and for the territory of the City of Manchester, an emergency preparedness organization to be known as the Manchester Emergency Management Organization, 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 Chapter 44, Revised Statutes of Missouri, and the Missouri Disaster Operations Plan adopted thereunder.
[CC 1979 §8-27; Ord. No. 79-050 §3, 2-5-1979]
This office shall consist of a Director, the Chief of Police or his/her designee 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 Missouri Disaster Operations Plan.
[CC 1979 §8-28; Ord. No. 79-050 §4, 2-5-1979]
The organization shall perform emergency preparedness functions within the territorial limits of the City of Manchester, Missouri, and may conduct these functions outside the territorial limits as directed by the governor during the time of emergency pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 44, Revised Statutes of Missouri.
[CC 1979 §8-29; Ord. No. 79-050 §5, 2-5-1979]
The Director will be appointed by the Mayor and shall serve at the pleasure of the Mayor. The Director shall have direct responsibility for the organization, administration and operations of local emergency preparedness activities subject to the direction and control of the executive officer or Governing Body. The Director shall be responsible for maintaining records and accounting for the use and disposal of all items of equipment placed under the jurisdiction of the emergency management office.
[CC 1979 §8-30; Ord. No. 79-050 §6, 2-5-1979]
The City of Manchester, in accordance with Chapter 44, Revised Statutes of Missouri, may:
Expend funds, make contracts, obtain and distribute equipment, materials, and supplies for emergency preparedness purposes, provide for the health and safety of persons, including emergency assistance to victims of an enemy attack, 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.
The Mayor, upon adoption of an appropriate ordinance, with the approval of the Governor, may enter into mutual-aid arrangements or agreements with other public and private agencies within and without the State for reciprocal emergency aid. Such arrangements or agreements shall be consistent with the State disaster plan and program and the provisions of Section 70.837, RSMo., and Section 320.090, RSMo. In time of emergency it shall be the duty of each local organization for emergency management to render assistance in accordance with the provisions of such mutual-aid arrangements or agreements.
The coordinator of each local organization for emergency management may assist in negotiation of reciprocal mutual-aid agreements between his/her organization and other public and private agencies and between the Governor and the adjoining States or political subdivisions thereof, and shall carry out arrangements or agreements relating to the local unit.
Accept services, materials, equipment, supplies or funds granted or loaned by the Federal Government for disaster planning and operations purposes.
[CC 1979 §8-31; Ord. No. 79-050 §7, 2-5-1979]
No person shall be employed or associated in any capacity in any organization established under this Act who advocates or has advocated a 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. Each person who is appointed to serve in an organization 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 hereby 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 a time as I am a member of the Manchester Emergency Management 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."
[CC 1979 §8-32; Ord. No. 79-050 §8, 2-5-1979]
The Mayor is hereby authorized to designate space in any City of Manchester owned or leased building for the Manchester Emergency Management Office.