Borough of Bogota, NJ
Bergen County
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[Ord. #1123, S1]
The purpose of this section is to reconfirm and reestablish the office of emergency management coordinator, in accordance with all applicable statutes including N.J.S.A. App. A:9-40.1.
[Ord. #1123, S1]
The emergency management coordinator shall be responsible for planning, activating, coordinating, and conducting disaster control operations in the borough, as well as all other duties as required by State or Federal disaster or emergency control statutes, regulations, executive orders, or directives. The emergency management coordinator is empowered to proclaim a state of local emergency to enforce orders necessary to protect life and property in an emergency, in accordance with the terms of N.J.S.A. App. A:9-40.5 and all applicable rules, orders, and directives. The coordinator shall confer with the mayor, or the council president if the mayor is not available, before making any proclamations.
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The emergency management coordinator shall be appointed by the mayor.
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The emergency management coordinator shall serve for a term of three (3) years. The emergency management coordinator shall be a resident of the borough and shall complete all required courses within one (1) year of appointment. If the emergency management coordinator fails to complete the then-current and approved courses within one (1) year of appointment, then he/she shall be disqualified from holding office, and a vacancy in the office shall be deemed to be created.
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During any three (3) year term of office, the emergency management coordinator may be removed for cause by the Governor. Upon the removal of the emergency management coordinator, the mayor shall, within ten (10) days of the vacancy, appoint a new emergency management coordinator with the approval of the Governor.
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The purpose of this section is to reconfirm and reestablish the office of deputy emergency management coordinator, pursuant to N.J.S.A. App. A:9-40.3.
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The deputy emergency management coordinator shall assist the emergency management coordinator in all of his/her duties.
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The emergency management coordinator shall appoint a deputy emergency management coordinator from among the salaried employees of the Borough of Bogota.
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The deputy emergency management coordinator shall serve for a term of one (1) year, or until the termination of his/her employment with the borough, whichever comes first.
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The deputy emergency management coordinator may be removed for cause during his/her term of office, by the mayor upon the recommendation of the emergency management coordinator.
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The purpose of this section shall be to establish an emergency management council as the designated emergency management control agency, or other designated controlling agency, pursuant to all applicable State and Federal laws including, N.J.S.A. App. A:9-41; P.L. 2042, c. 251, p. 683, § 9; P.L. 2053, First Special Session, c. 438, p. 2407 § 11; and Executive Order No. 101, dated December 17, 1980.
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a. 
The emergency management council shall be the local emergency planning committee; it shall assist the borough in meeting the requirements of all local emergency management control activities in accordance with rules and regulations established by the Governor pursuant to the State and Federal laws relating to emergency management.
b. 
The emergency management council is authorized, within the limits of appropriations, to establish an adequate organization to assist in supervising and coordinating the emergency management control activities of the borough.
c. 
The emergency management council shall assist in formulating local emergency management control policies and the Local Emergency Operations Plan.
d. 
The emergency management council shall establish rules of operation including provisions for the public notification of council activities, public meetings, public comments, response to comments, emergency plan distribution, receipt and response to public requests for information, and the designation of an official to serve as the coordinator for information.
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The emergency management council shall be composed of a maximum of fifteen (15) members.
b. 
The members of the emergency management council shall consist of the following:
1. 
The emergency management coordinator shall be a member of and shall chair the emergency management council.
2. 
The superintendent of the department of public works shall be a member.
3. 
One (1) member from the board of health and the environmental commission shall be members.
4. 
The mayor and one (1) council member appointed by the mayor shall be members.
5. 
The chief of police shall be a member. One (1) additional member shall be appointed from the ranks of the police department.
6. 
Seven (7) members may be appointed from the general population of the borough, and/or from owners or operators of facilities in the borough subject to Title III of the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act.
c. 
The appointed members shall be appointed by the mayor of the borough as required by law.
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The emergency management council shall be funded from money appropriated for it by the governing body of the borough. This shall not limit other borough agencies from including in their budgets such funds as may be dedicated to the support of the activities of the emergency management council or for emergency management control.
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a. 
Nothing in this chapter shall be construed to conflict with State law or the rules and regulations promulgated pursuant thereto, either by the Governor or the State Office of Emergency Management.
b. 
Nothing in this chapter shall be construed to limit or otherwise amend the powers of the emergency management coordinator as set forth by law, rules and regulations, and executive orders made pursuant to law.
c. 
This chapter shall be construed to be in aid of and consistent with the New Jersey State Emergency Operations Plan, as amended.
d. 
The term "emergency management," as used in this chapter, shall include, but not be limited to, all references made in prior acts, orders, rules and regulations to matters of civil defense, emergency operations, and disaster control.