[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Council of the Town of Wethersfield 1-3-2006 (Ch. 2 of the 1990 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
The chief executive officer of a municipality is authorized to declare a local disaster emergency in accordance with the terms of Connecticut General Statutes, Sections 28-8a(a) and 28-1(8).
Upon declaration of a local disaster emergency by the Town Manager, the Town Manager and the Emergency Management Director shall exercise all powers and authority granted to the Town of Wethersfield and/or its chief executive officer (Town Manager) under Title 28 of the Connecticut General Statutes.
In times of serious disaster or civil emergency, the Town Manager is authorized to activate the Emergency Operations Center. The Police Chief, the Fire Chief, the Health Director and the Emergency Management Director, or their designated representatives, shall assist the Town Manager in evaluating the need for the declaration of a local disaster emergency.
In times of serious disaster or civil emergency, the Town Manager will coordinate his or her response activities with the appropriate Area Coordinator from the Connecticut Department of Emergency Management and Homeland Security.