[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Koshkonong as Title 5, Ch. 4, of the 1996 Code. Amended 3-13-2019 by Ord. No. 1.]
Section 323.14, Wis. Stats., requires the governing body of each county, Town, and municipality to adopt an emergency management program consistent with the state plan of emergency government; and
Section 66.0301, Wis. Stats., provides that counties, towns and municipalities may cooperate to furnish services, combine offices and finance emergency government services; and
Jefferson County adopted Ordinance No. 5, effective February 1, 1979, creating the Office of Emergency Management, said ordinance containing a joint action provision.
Emergency Management Director. Pursuant to § 323.14, Wis. Stats., the Town of Koshkonong hereby appoints its Town Chairperson as Emergency Management Director to develop an emergency management program consistent with the state plan of emergency management, as expressed in § 323.14, Wis. Stats.
Policy. In preparing and executing the emergency management program, the services, equipment, supplies and facilities of the existing departments and agencies of the Town of Koshkonong shall be utilized to the maximum extent practicable; and the officers and personnel of all such departments and agencies are directed to cooperate with the Emergency Government Director and to provide such services and facilities as are needed.
Succession to municipal offices. All municipal officers and department heads shall designate persons as emergency interim successors to their respective offices as provided by § 323.14, Wis. Stats. If a municipal officer or department head is absent or unable to exercise the powers and perform the duties of his office because of an emergency, such successor shall have all the powers and perform all the duties of the officer or department head.
In consideration of the joint action provision of the Jefferson County Emergency Government Ordinance [§ 5.07(3)], the Town of Koshkonong hereby enters into a joint action agreement with Jefferson County to provide for utilization of existing services of said municipality in conjunction with efforts by the Emergency Government of Jefferson County.