[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Council of the Town of Agawam 12-21-1972 as Ch. 5 of the Code of the Town of Agawam. Amendments noted where applicable.]
There is hereby established a Department of Civil Defense, hereinafter called the Department. It shall be the function of the Department to have charge of civil defense as defined in Chapter 639, § 1, Acts of 1950, to perform civil defense functions as authorized or directed by such 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 such chapter.
The Department of Civil Defense shall be under the direction of a Director of Civil Defense, hereinafter called the Director, 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 appointing authority, and shall receive such salary as may be fixed from time to time by the appointing authority. 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, may remove them, and may make such expenditures as may be necessary to execute effectively the purpose of Chapter 639, Acts of 1950. The Director shall also have authority to appoint district coordinators and may accept and may receive on behalf of the town services, equipment, supplies, materials or funds by way of gift, grant or loan for purposes of civil defense offered by the federal government or any agency or officer thereof or any person, firm or corporation 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 and loans.
There is hereby established a Civil Defense Advisory Council, hereinafter called the Council. Such Council shall serve without pay and shall consist of the Director of Civil Defense and such other department heads and persons as the authority appointing the Director may deem necessary. Such members of the council as the appointing authority shall designate shall serve subject to the direction and control of the appointing authority and shall advise such appointing authority and the Director on matters pertaining to civil defense.
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.