City of Blue Springs, MO
Jackson County
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[R.O. 1996 § 250.010; CC 1968 § 7-1; Ord. No. 277 § 2, 3-30-1965; Ord. No. 1152 § 1, 5-17-1982; Ord. No. 4367 § 1, 1-17-2012]
As used in this Chapter, the following terms shall have these prescribed meanings:
CHAPTER 44
Chapter 44, RSMo., as amended.
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
For purposes of this Chapter, the Mayor of Blue Springs.
DIRECTOR
The "Director" shall serve as chair coordinator of the Central Jackson County Emergency Management Agency (CJCEMA) as set forth in Chapter 44.
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT COORDINATOR
The "Coordinator" shall serve as Coordinating Committee Member representing the City of Blue Springs within the Central Jackson County Emergency Management Agency, CJCEMA.
[R.O. 1996 § 250.020; CC 1968 § 7-2; Ord. No. 277 § 1, 3-30-1965; Ord. No. 1152 § 1, 5-17-1982; Ord. No. 4367 § 1, 1-17-2012]
A. 
Created. There is hereby created the local organization, the Central Jackson County Emergency Management Agency, for the preparation and the carrying out of all the emergency functions other than functions for which the military forces are primarily responsible, to minimize and repair injury and damage resulting from disaster as defined in Chapter 44, RSMo., Civil Defense.
B. 
Membership. This Agency shall consist of a Director and other additional coordinating committee members to be selected by the member cities in order to conform to the State Emergency Management Agency and procedures for the conduct of emergency operations as outlined in said Chapter 44.
[R.O. 1996 § 250.030; CC 1968 § 7-3; Ord. No. 277 § 3, 3-30-1965; Ord. No. 1152 § 1, 5-17-1982; Ord. No. 4367 § 1, 1-17-2012]
The Agency shall perform such emergency management functions within the boundary as shall be prescribed in and by Chapter 44 and the State civil defense planning prepared by the State, and such orders, rules and regulations as may be promulgated by the Governor, and, in addition, shall perform such duties outside the corporate limits as may be required pursuant to any mutual-aid agreement with any other City, municipality or fire district entered into as provided by Section 250.050.
[R.O. 1996 § 250.040; CC 1968 § 7-4; Ord. No. 277 § 2, 3-30-1965; Ord. No. 1152 § 1, 5-17-1982; Ord. No. 4367 § 1, 1-17-2012]
A. 
Appointment. An Emergency Management Coordinator for the conduct of emergency operations shall be appointed by the Mayor and shall serve until removed by the same.
B. 
Responsibilities. The Emergency Management Coordinator shall have such responsibilities for the organization and administration of emergency management functions for the City of Blue Springs and shall serve as a member on the CJCEMA Coordinating Committee as delegated by the Mayor as Chief Executive Officer subject to the direction and control of the Mayor, City Administrator and City Council.
C. 
Appointment Of Personnel. The Emergency Management Coordinator shall have the power to appoint without compensation or remove any personnel as needed by the Agency for its efficient operation.
[R.O. 1996 § 250.050; CC 1968 § 7-5; Ord. No. 277 § 5, 3-30-1965; Ord. No. 1152 § 3, 5-17-1982; Ord. No. 4367 § 1, 1-17-2012]
A. 
Authority Of City To Enter Into. The Mayor 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's plans, and in time of emergency it shall be the duty of each local organization for emergency management and/or civil defense to render assistance in accordance with the provisions of such mutual-aid arrangements or agreements.
B. 
Duty Of Emergency Management Coordinator. The Emergency Management Coordinator of each local organization for emergency management and/or civil defense may assist in negotiation of reciprocal mutual-aid agreements between their organization and other public and private agencies and between the Governor and the adjoining States or City thereof, and shall carry out arrangements or agreements relating to the local unit.
[R.O. 1996 § 250.060; CC 1968 § 7-6; Ord. No. 277 § 6, 3-30-1965; Ord. No. 1152 § 3, 5-17-1982; Ord. No. 4367 § 1, 1-17-2012]
In carrying out the emergency powers under the provisions of this Chapter, the Mayor and City Council of the City of the State are directed to use the services, equipment, supplies and facilities of existing departments, offices and agencies of the State and of the City, and the officers and personnel of all such departments, offices and agencies are directed to cooperate with and extend such services and facilities to the State Emergency Management Agency upon request.
[R.O. 1996 § 250.070; CC 1968 § 7-7; Ord. No. 277 § 7, 3-30-1965; Ord. No. 1152 § 3, 5-17-1982; Ord. No. 4367 § 1, 1-17-2012]
Whenever the Federal Government or officer or agency thereof shall offer to the City, through the State, services, equipment, supplies, materials or funds by way of gift, grant or loan for the purpose of emergency management and/or civil defense, the City, through the Mayor, with the consent of the Governor, may accept the offer and may receive those services, equipment, supplies, materials or funds on behalf of the City, subject to the terms of the offer.
[R.O. 1996 § 250.080; CC 1968 § 7-8; Ord. No. 277 § 8, 3-30-1965; Ord. No. 1152 § 4, 5-17-1982; Ord. No. 4367 § 1, 1-17-2012]
In the event of an emergency as defined in Chapter 44, the Emergency Management Coordinator is authorized to procure such services, supplies, equipment or material as may be necessary for such purposes, in view of the exigency, without regard to the statutory procedures or formalities normally prescribed by law pertaining to municipal contracts or obligations as authorized by Chapter 44, provided that if the City Council meets at such time, they shall act subject to the directions and restrictions imposed by that body.
[R.O. 1996 § 250.090; CC 1968 § 7-9; Ord. No. 277 § 9, 3-30-1965; Ord. No. 1152 § 4, 5-17-1982; Ord. No. 4367 § 1, 1-17-2012]
In the event of enemy attack, the Mayor, City Administrator or City Council may waive any time-consuming procedures and formalities otherwise required by Statute, City Code or purchasing policies pertaining to the advertisement for bids for the performance of public work or entering into contracts.
[R.O. 1996 § 250.100; CC 1968 § 7-10; Ord. No. 277 § 10, 3-30-1965; Ord. No. 1152 § 4, 5-17-1982; Ord. No. 4367 § 1, 1-17-2012]
Every person appointed to serve in any capacity in the Central Jackson County Emergency Management Agency shall, before entering upon their duties, subscribe to the following oath, which shall be filed with the Director:
"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 Central Jackson County 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."
[R.O. 1996 § 250.110; CC 1968 § 7-11; Ord. No. 277 § 11, 3-30-1965; Ord. No. 1152 § 4, 5-17-1982; Ord. No. 4367 § 1, 1-17-2012]
The Mayor, City Administrator or City Council is authorized to designate space in any municipally owned or leased building for the Central Jackson County Emergency Management Agency as its office.
[R.O. 1996 § 250.120; Ord. No. 4367 § 1, 1-17-2012]
It shall be the responsibility of the City of Blue Springs to adopt and put into practice the National Incident Management System promulgated by the United States Department of Homeland Security.