City of Haverhill, MA
Essex County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Haverhill as Ch. 9 of the 1963 City Code (Ch. 13 of the 1980 Code).[1] Amendments noted where applicable.]
Editor's Note: This chapter was revised throughout to change the term "civil defense" to "emergency management" with the 2007 codification.

§ 34-1 Applicability.

All references to Chapter 639, Acts of 1950, as now in force, shall be applicable to any act or acts in amendment or continuation of or substitution for Chapter 639.

§ 34-2 Department established; function.

There is hereby established an Emergency Management Department, hereinafter called the "Department." It shall be the function of the Department to have charge of civil defense as defined in Section 1, Chapter 639, Acts of 1950, and to perform emergency management functions as authorized or directed by that chapter or by any and all executive orders or general regulations promulgated thereunder and to exercise any authority delegated to it by the Governor under Chapter 639.

§ 34-3 Director; clerks and assistants.

[Amended 7-10-2007 by Doc. 76]
The Department shall be under the direction of a Director of Emergency Management, who shall be appointed as prescribed by law. The Director shall have direct responsibility for the organization, administration and operation of the Department, subject to the direction and control of the Mayor and shall receive such a salary as may be fixed from time to time by the Mayor and City Council. The Director may, within the limits of the amount appropriated therefor, appoint such experts, clerks and other assistants as the work of the Department may require and may remove them and may make such expenditures as may be necessary to execute effectively the purposes of Chapter 639, Acts of 1950.

§ 34-4 Powers and duties of Director.

The Director shall also have authority to appoint district coordinators and may accept and may receive, on behalf of the City, services, equipment, supplies, materials or funds by way of gift, grant or loan, for purposes of emergency management, offered by the federal government or any agency or officer thereof or any person subject to the terms of the offer and the rules and regulations, if any, of the agency making the offer. The Director shall cause appropriate records to be kept of all matters relating to such gifts, grants or loans.

§ 34-5 Emergency Management Advisory Council.

[Amended 7-10-2007 by Doc. 76]
There is hereby established an Emergency Management Advisory Council. The Council shall serve without pay and shall consist of the Director of Emergency Management, such other department heads and such other persons as the Mayor and the Director may deem necessary. The Director shall serve as Chairperson of the Council. The Council shall serve subject to the direction and control of the Mayor and shall advise the Mayor and the Director on matters pertaining to emergency management.[1]
Editor's Note: Original § 13-6 of the 1980 Code, Police aid to other cities, which immediately followed this section, was deleted 7-10-2007 by Doc. 76.

§ 34-6 Duration of effect.

This chapter shall remain in force during the effective period of Chapter 639, Acts of 1950, and any act in amendment or continuation thereof or substitution therefor.