[Ord. No. 816 §1, 8-16-1960; CC 1976 §9-1]
There is hereby created the local Municipal Civil Defense Organization for the preparation and 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 disasters caused by enemy attack in accordance with the Missouri Civil Defense Act of 1959.
[Ord. No. 816 §1, 8-16-1960; CC 1976 §9-2]
The Municipal Civil Defense Organization shall consist of a Director and other additional members to be selected by the Director in order to conform to the State Organization and procedures for the conduct of emergency operations as outline in the State Survival Plan.
[Ord. No. 816 §2, 8-16-1960; CC 1976 §9-3]
The Director of the Municipal Civil Defense Organization, for the conduct of emergency operations, may be appointed by the Mayor and shall serve until removed by him.
[Ord. No. 816 §2, 8-16-1960; CC 1976 §9-4]
The Director of the municipal civil defense organization shall have such responsibilities for the organization, administration and operation of the municipal civil defense organization as is delegated by the Mayor, subject to the direction and control of the Mayor and the Board of Aldermen as provided by Statute.
[Ord. No. 816 §3, 8-16-1960; CC 1976 §9-5]
The Municipal Civil Defense Organization shall perform civil defense functions within the City as shall be prescribed in and by the State Civil Defense Plan and program prepared by the Governor, such orders, rules and regulations as may be promulgated by the Governor, and such duties outside the corporate limits as may be required pursuant to any mutual aid agreement with any other political subdivision, municipality or quasi-municipality entered into as provided by the Missouri Civil Defense Act of 1959 or the State Survival Plan.
[Ord. No. 816 §4, 8-16-1960; CC 1976 §9-6]
The Director of the Municipal Civil Defense Organization may appoint, without compensation, or remove any personnel needed by the Municipal Civil Defense Organization for the proper function of its duties.
[Ord. No. 816 §4, 8-16-1960; CC 1976 §9-7]
The Director of the Municipal Civil Defense Organization shall form mobile support units as provided for in the Missouri Civil Defense Act of 1959 and the State Survival Plan and shall designate the leaders thereof.
Any member of a mobile support team who is a City Employee or Officer, while serving on call to duty by the Governor or the State Director of Civil Defense, shall receive such compensation and have the powers, duties, rights and immunities incident to such employment or office.
[Ord. No. 816 §5, 8-16-1960; CC 1976 §9-8]
The executive officer of any political subdivision, 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 civil defense aid. Such arrangements or agreements shall be consistent with the State Survival Plan, and, and in time of emergency, it shall be the duty of each local organization for civil defense to render assistance in accordance with the provisions of such mutual aid arrangement or agreements.
The Director of each local organization for civil defense may assist in negotiation of reciprocal mutual aid agreements between his 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.
[Ord. No. 816 §6, 8-16-1960; CC 1976 §9-9]
In carrying out the emergency powers under the provisions of this Chapter, the Governor and the executive officers or governing bodies of the political subdivisions of the State are directed to use the services, equipment, supplies and facilities of existing Departments, officers and agencies of the State and of the political subdivisions; 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 Governor and the Missouri Civil Defense Agency upon request.
[Ord. No. 816 §7, 8-16-1960; CC 1976 §9-10]
Whenever the Federal Government or the State Government, or any officer or agency thereof, shall offer to the State or through the State of any political subdivision thereof, services, equipment, supplies, materials or funds by way of gift, grant or loan, for the purpose of civil defense, the State acting through the Governor, or the political subdivision acting with the consent of the Governor and through the executive officer, may accept such offer, and upon acceptance the Governor or executive officer of the political subdivision may authorize any officer of the State or of the political subdivision, as the case may be, to receive such services, equipment, supplies, materials or funds on behalf of the State or the political subdivision subject to the terms of the offer.
[Ord. No. 816 §8, 8-16-1960; CC 1976 §9-11]
In the event of an emergency as defined in the Missouri Civil Defense Act of 1959, the Municipal Director of Civil Defense is authorized on behalf of the City to procure such services, supplies, equipment or materials 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 the Missouri Civil Defense Act of 1959; provided however, if the Board of Aldermen meets at such time, the Director shall act subject to the directions and restrictions imposed by the Board.
[Ord. No. 816 §9, 8-16-1960; CC 1976 §9-12]
In the event of an enemy attack, the Mayor or the Board of Aldermen may waive any time-consuming procedures and formalities otherwise required by Statute pertaining to the advertisement for bids for the performance of public work or entering into contracts.
[Ord. No. 816 §10, 8-16-1960; CC 1976 §9-13]
Every person appointed to serve in any capacity in the Municipal Civil Defense Organization shall, before entering upon his duties, subscribe to the following oath, which shall be filed with the Director of the Municipal Civil Defense Organization:
"I ____________, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend and bear true faith and allegiance to the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of Missouri, and the territory, institutions and facilities thereof, both public and private, against all enemies, foreign and domestic; 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, nor have I been, a member of any political party or organization that advocates the overthrow of the government of the United States or this State by force or violence; and that during such time as I am affiliated with the Municipal Civil Defense 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."
[Ord. No. 816 §11, 8-16-1960; CC 1976 §9-14]
The Mayor, or the Board of Aldermen, is authorized to designate space in any municipality owned or leased building for the Municipal Civil Defense Organization as its office.