Village of Airport Drive, MO
Jasper County
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There is hereby created within and for the Village of Airport Drive an emergency management organization to be known as the Airport Drive Emergency Management Organization, 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 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, RSMo., and supplements thereto, and the Missouri Emergency Operations Plan adopted thereunder.
This agency shall consist of a Director and other members appointed by the Airport Drive Emergency Management Organization to conform to the State organization and procedures for the conduct of emergency operations as outlined in the Missouri Emergency Operations Plan.
The organization shall perform emergency management functions within the Village of Airport Drive 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, RSMo., and supplements thereto.
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The Director shall be appointed by the Chairman with the consent of the Board of Trustees and shall serve at the pleasure of the Board of Trustees.
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The Director shall have direct responsibility for the organization, administration and operations of local emergency management operations, subject to the direction and control of the Chairman or Board of Trustees.
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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 Airport Drive Emergency Management Organization.
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The Village of Airport Drive in accordance with Chapter 44, RSMo., may:
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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.
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Appoint, provide or remove rescue teams, auxiliary fire and Police personnel and other emergency operation teams, units or personnel who may serve without compensation.
The Chairman may enter into mutual-aid arrangements or agreements with other public and private agencies within and without the State for reciprocal emergency aid as authorized in Section 44.090, RSMo.
The Chairman of the Village 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.
No person shall be employed or associated in any capacity in the Airport Drive Emergency Management Organization 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 the Airport Drive Emergency Management 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 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 Airport Drive 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."
The Chairman is authorized to designate space in any Village-owned or leased building for the Airport Drive Emergency Management Organization.
[Ord. No. 03-20, 4-2-2020]
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A "public gathering" for purposes of this Section shall be defined as a planned or spontaneous event with a number of people in attendance that could facilitate the spread of a communicable disease.
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The Village of Airport Drive Board of Trustees hereby prohibits any public gathering of ten (10) or more persons except for educational institutions, daycare facilities, and business operations in the corporate limits of the Village of Airport Drive during the duration of the Board of Trustee's resolution of emergency dated April 2, 2020, or any extension thereof.
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During the duration of the Board of Trustee's resolution of emergency dated April 2, 2020, or any extension thereof, the Board of Trustee's hereby authorizes the Chairman, after consultation with appropriate Village, County, and State officials as determined within his/her discretion, to issue an order amending which public gatherings are prohibited, either in number or in type, if in his/her judgment the prohibition should be amended to protect public health, safety and welfare.
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No person shall fail, neglect, or refuse to comply with, or in any manner aid, assist, encourage, or support the commission or perpetration of a violation of the prohibition in this Section or any subsequent order regarding public gatherings issued by the Chairman during the time said resolution of civil emergency, or any extension thereof, shall be in effect. Any person who shall violate this provision shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and subject to a fine or incarceration per Section 210.010 of the Village of Airport Drive Village Code or Ordinances.
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That the Village hereby declares that this Section, being an ordinance relating to the immediate preservation of the public peace, property, health, safety or morals, is considered an emergency within the meaning of Resolution 01-20 and, as such, this Section shall become effective immediately upon its passage.
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Editor's Note: Passed in addition to Resolution No. 01-20 declaring a State of Emergency in regard to Covid19. Said Resolution is held on file at the City offices, if more information is needed please reach out to the City via its website.