[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Selectmen of the Town of Orange 2-9-2000; amended in its entirety 10-11-2006. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
Code of Ethics — See Ch. 53.
There is hereby established the Orange Emergency Management Advisory Council, which shall replace and supersede the existing Civil Preparedness Advisory Council of the Town of Orange.
The membership of the Emergency Management Advisory Council shall include the Chief of Police, Fire Chief, Fire Marshal, Superintendent of Schools, Sanitarian, Director of Public Works, Director of Health, Director of Finance, Director of Community Services, Director of the Orange Visiting Nurse Association, the Director of Emergency Management and such other representatives of interest, including business, labor, agricultural, veterans, women's groups, and others, which the First Selectman, in his discretion, deems important to the emergency management program in the Town of Orange. Such additional representatives are to be appointed at the discretion of the First Selectman in accordance with Section 28-7(b) of the General Statutes. The term of office of any appointed member, other than the named Town officials, shall expire 30 days after the next biennial Town election.
The Orange Emergency Management Advisory Council shall have all the powers and responsibilities as set forth in Section 28-7 of the General Statutes and will:
Provide the forum by which Town officials plan for and manage all potential or actual disasters.
Ensure that the Town's Disaster Plan is up-to-date, valid, inclusive of all reasonably possible disastrous events, promulgated to those who need to be aware of its contents, and is integrated with the plans of all Town departments concerned with emergency response.
Develop and communicate vital information to residents during a disaster.
Provide leadership by keeping Town officials and residents abreast of current and/or future problems which might affect the physical well-being of the Town's residents, assets, and resources.
Convene periodically to discuss issues which might have an impact on the preparedness of the Town of meeting the challenges of emergencies and natural disasters.
Provide liaison between the Town and support agencies such as the American Red Cross, CT Department of Emergency Management, FEMA, and all public utilities serving the Town
Provide a forum by which residents can express concerns about disaster plans or planning.
There is hereby established the office of Director of Emergency Management. The Director of Emergency Management shall be appointed by the First Selectman in accordance with Section 28-7(b) of the General Statutes, and may be removed from office for cause in accordance with Section 28-7(b) by the First Selectman.
The Director of Emergency Management shall have all the powers, duties and responsibilities as provided for in the General Statutes.