[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Village of Bosque Farms 8-21-1975 (Sec. 4-3 of the 1980 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
There is hereby established under the executive branch of the government of the Village of Bosque Farms in accordance with NMSA 1978, § 12-10-5, a Department of Emergency Management, which shall consist of:
A Coordinator of Emergency Management who shall be appointed by the Mayor of the Village of Bosque Farms with the concurrence of the Village Council and subject to approval by the State Director of Homeland Security and Emergency Management.
Such additional professional and administrative staff personnel as may be required to effectively carry out the emergency management program.
All other Village officers and employees, together with those volunteer forces enrolled to aid them during periods of emergency, shall be considered as part of the emergency management organization of the Village of Bosque Farms.
The purpose of the emergency management organization is to coordinate the efforts of all municipal agencies and employees and nongovernmental agencies to prepare for and function in the event of emergencies endangering the lives and health of citizens of Bosque Farms and the private and public property therein from the effects of natural or man-caused disasters, including acts of war, and to coordinate the implementation of said plans during periods of emergency. Such plans shall be coordinated with those of Valencia County, and in consonance with the state emergency management plans.
The Emergency Management Coordinator shall be the executive head of the Department of Emergency Management and shall be responsible to the Mayor for the organization, administration and operation of the emergency management program of the Village of Bosque Farms. The Coordinator shall, acting for the Mayor, coordinate the emergency management activities of all municipal departments and agencies and nongovernmental agencies, and shall maintain liaison with and cooperate with the emergency management agencies of the federal government, the State of New Mexico and other political subdivisions therein.
The Coordinator shall have all necessary authority to act for the government of the Village of Bosque Farms in all matters pertaining to emergency management, including the obligation of such municipal funds as may be appropriated for emergency management purposes. He shall develop an organizational structure for the department, subject to the approval of the Village Council, and is authorized to make appointments to fill the positions established therein.
Funds for necessary expenses of the Department of Emergency Management, including salaries for approved paid positions, may be made available through appropriations by the Village Council in accordance with NMSA 1978, § 12-10-7.
The Coordinator shall prepare and submit to the Council an annual proposed budget for emergency management expenditures, and shall indicate therein those amounts eligible for matching funds under the federal emergency management assistance programs.
Emergency management funds may be obligated by the Coordinator only in the amounts appropriated and for the purposes authorized by the Village Council.