City of Marlborough, MA
Middlesex County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Marlborough as §§ 2-38 through 2-42 of the 1965 Code (Ch. 8 of the 1986 Code). 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 Acts 1950, Chapter 639, Section 1, and 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 Chapter 639.
The Department 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 and may remove them and may make such expenditures as may be necessary to execute effectively the purposes of Acts 1950, Chapter 639.
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 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 or loans.
There is hereby established a Civil Defense Advisory Council, hereinafter called the "Council." Such Council members shall serve without pay and shall consist of the Director of Civil Defense, such other department heads and such other persons as the authority appointing such Director may deem necessary. Such member of the Council as such appointing authority shall designate shall serve as Chairman of the Council. The Council 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.
The Police Department is hereby authorized to go to aid another city or town at the request of such city or town in the suppression of riots or other forms of violence therein.
This article shall remain in force during the effective period of Acts 1950, Chapter 639, and any act in amendment or continuation thereof or substitution thereof. All references to Acts 1950, Chapter 639, as now in force, shall be applicable to any act in amendment or continuation of or substitution for Chapter 639.[1]
Editor's Note: See MGL Chapter 33, Appendix 13-1 through 13-22, as amended