[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Supervisors of Green Lake County 3-17-1981 by Ord. No. 243-81. Amendments noted where applicable.]
To ensure that the County of Green Lake will be prepared to cope with emergencies resulting from enemy action and with emergencies resulting from natural or man-made disasters, an Emergency Management Organization  is created to carry out the purposes set out in Ch. 166, Wis. Stats.
Editor's Note: Ordinance No. 628-96, adopted 12-17-1996, amended this chapter to change all references to "emergency government" to "emergency management."
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
- Includes civil defense and means all those activities and measures designed or undertaken to:
- A. Minimize the effects upon the civilian population caused or which would be caused by enemy action.
- B. Deal with the immediate emergency conditions which could be created by such enemy action.
- C. Effectuate emergency repairs to, or the emergency restoration of, vital public utilities and facilities destroyed or damaged by such enemy action.
- ENEMY ACTION
- Any hostile action taken by a foreign power which threatens the security of the State of Wisconsin.
- NATURAL OR MAN-MADE DISASTER
- Includes all other extraordinary misfortunes affecting the County, natural or man-made, not included in the term "enemy action."
The membership, terms of office and duties of the Judicial/Law Enforcement and Emergency Management Committee shall be as provided in Chapter 9, Board of Supervisors, § 9-31.
[Amended 4-19-1994 by Ord. No. 535-94]
Office created. There is hereby created the office of County-Municipal Emergency Management Director. The County Emergency Management Director shall also hold the office of Emergency Management Director of such municipalities of Green Lake County as may hereafter enact an ordinance parallel to this chapter. In addition to his duties as County Emergency Management Director, he shall have the additional duties and responsibilities of a municipal emergency management director as provided for in Ch. 166, Wis. Stats.
Term, appointment and statutory provision.
Appointment. The Emergency Management Director shall be appointed by the Judicial/Law Enforcement and Emergency Management Committee and shall receive such salary as may be authorized by the County Board of Supervisors. He shall take and file an official oath.
Statutory provision. The provisions of the Wisconsin Statutes relating to personnel shall apply to the selection of the Director and his staff.
Status. The County Emergency Management Director shall be considered to be an employee of the County not under civil service and shall be entitled to all of the rights, privileges and benefits that the County employees have. He shall report to the County Judicial/Law Enforcement and Emergency Management Committee.
Municipal Deputy Emergency Management Director.
Each municipality passing a joint-action ordinance with the County may appoint a Deputy Emergency Management Director.
The Municipal Deputy Emergency Management Director will operate under the administrative direction of the County Emergency Management Director.
Remuneration, if any, for the Municipal Deputy Emergency Management Director will be determined and paid for by the governing body of that municipality.
Costs of equipment and services shall be borne 100% by the municipal government requiring such procurement with federal matching funds procured by the County/Municipal Director when applicable. Federal matching fund reimbursements shall be returned to the treasurer of the municipality procuring the equipment or services.
Whenever it is deemed necessary by either the County Judicial/Law Enforcement and Emergency Management Committee or the emergency management committee of a municipality participating in joint action, there shall be a joint meeting of the committees to decide such matters as may arise.
County-wide duties. The Director, in his capacity as County Director, subject to the control and direction of the County Judicial/Law Enforcement and Emergency Management Committee and under the general supervision of the County Board, shall:
Develop and promulgate emergency management plans for the County, including planning for joint-action municipalities, consistent with the state plan of emergency management;
Editor's Note: The State of Wisconsin Emergency Operations Plan was adopted by resolution of the County Board on March 17, 1981, as the official program of Green Lake County for emergency management. Copies of the state plan are on file at the office of the Judicial/Law Enforcement and Emergency Management Committee.
Coordinate and assist in the development of non-joint-action municipal emergency management plans within the County and integrate such plans with the County plan;
Coordinate the County and joint-action municipality emergency management programs;
Coordinate County-wide civil defense training programs and exercises;
Advise the state administrator of all emergency management planning for the County and render such reports as may be required by the state administrator;
In case of a state of emergency proclaimed by the Governor, coordinate the County and joint-action municipality emergency management activities and coordinate the non-joint-action municipal emergency management activities within the County, subject to the coordinating authority of the state administrator; and
Perform such other duties relating to emergency management as may be required by the County Board.
Municipal duties. The Director, in his capacity as Director for municipalities participating in joint action, shall:
Coordinate the municipal emergency management organization;
Develop, promulgate, and integrate into the County plan emergency management plans for the operating services of the municipality;
Direct participation of the municipality in such emergency management training programs and exercises as may be required on the County level or by the state administrator;
Coordinate the municipal emergency management training programs and exercises;
Perform all administrative duties necessary for the rendering of reports and procurement of matching federal funds for each municipality requesting federal matching funds;
In case of a state of emergency proclaimed by the Governor, coordinate the activities of the municipal emergency management organization; and
Perform such other duties, relating to emergency management, as may be required by the municipal governing body.
Policy. In preparing and executing the emergency management program, the services, equipment, supplies and facilities of the existing departments and agencies of the County shall be utilized to the maximum extent practicable, and the officers and personnel of all such departments and agencies are directed to cooperate with and extend such services and facilities as are required of them.
Responsibility. In order to assure that in the event of an emergency all the facilities of the existing County government are expanded to the fullest to meet such emergency, all department heads will fulfill emergency and nonemergency duties as assigned under the County Emergency Operations Plan. The Emergency Management Director will assist them in organizing and planning for the expansion of their departments prior to and during an emergency and for recruiting necessary emergency management volunteers to supplement regular department employees. Nothing in this section shall be construed so as to limit the Emergency Management Director from immediately commencing organizational and planning programs as required by the Emergency Operations Plan adopted by the Green Lake County Board of Supervisors.
Joint action. Municipalities entering into joint action with Green Lake County will provide for utilization of existing services of municipal government by enactment of an ordinance parallel to this section.
Joint-action municipalities. In the event of the Governor determining that an emergency exists growing out of natural or man-made disasters, the County Emergency Management Director will activate and coordinate the emergency management services at the appropriate level of government affected by the emergency.
Non-joint-action municipalities. In the event of a natural or man-made disaster, the County Director will coordinate the municipalities affected and render such assistance as is required and available from County resources.
It shall be unlawful for any person willfully to obstruct, hinder, or delay any member of the emergency management organization in the enforcement of this chapter or to perform any act forbidden by any order, rule, regulation or plan issued pursuant to the authority contained in this chapter. For a violation of any of the provisions of this chapter he shall forfeit not less than $100 nor more than $500 and, in default of payment thereof, shall be imprisoned in the County jail for a period not exceeding 90 days.
[Added 12-21-1993 by Ord. No. 530-93]
Pursuant to § 166.03(8), Wis. Stats., Green Lake County hereby elects to sponsor a Hazardous Material Level B Response Team, which shall consist of fire fighters and other emergency response personnel from or designated by the various municipalities in Green Lake County. The County shall sponsor all the team members whose names have been approved by the Hazardous Material Team Leader and filed in writing with the Emergency Management Director. The Team Leader may designate persons to be members for specific types of incidents. The City of Berlin Fire Department will be the lead team and will assist the County in response capabilities.
The response cost of the Hazardous Material Level B Team shall be the responsibility of the party, agency, entity or person who or which created the condition requiring the hazardous material response. The cost of the response shall be charged to the party, agency, entity or person according to the following schedule:
Level 1 response. A Level 1 response is action by the Green Lake County Emergency Management Department and/or the Hazmat Team which involves advice, counseling and consulting on an incident. The fee for Level 1 response will be established annually by the Judicial/Law Enforcement and Emergency Management Committee, not less than $25.
Level 2 response. A Level 2 response is a response in which the full Hazardous Material Level B Team is called to a scene to mitigate an incident involving a hazardous materials release. The cost of a Level 2 response shall be:
The actual cost of staff time, including the hourly rate for fringe benefits, of the staff involved in the response.
A charge for response by the hazmat vehicle(s) and/or the Berlin Emergency Management Command Post or other related emergency vehicles in an amount to be determined annually by the Judicial/Law Enforcement and Emergency Management Committee based on the cost to operate the vehicle, depreciation and other factors bearing on the cost of activating the equipment.
The replacement cost of all consumable supplies used necessarily in the response and the actual cost of any charges incurred by the team.
A use charge for reusable equipment, in an amount determined annually by the Judicial/Law Enforcement and Emergency Management Committee based on the operating cost of the equipment, its depreciation and other factors bearing on its cost.
Household response. The Judicial/Law Enforcement and Emergency Management Committee may adopt a maximum charge for responses to hazardous materials incidents which occur in a residential household. "Residential household" shall be defined as an owner-occupied building of one or two dwelling units.
The Green Lake County Judicial/Law Enforcement and Emergency Management Committee, together with the Chair of the local emergency planning committee and the Hazardous Material Team Leader, shall constitute the "reviewing entity" as provided in § 166.22(5)(a), Wis. Stats.