[HISTORY: Adopted by the Village Board of the Village of Mazomanie 9-9-1997 by Ord. No. 1997-3. Amendments noted where applicable.]
To ensure that the Village of Mazomanie will be prepared to cope with emergencies resulting from enemy action and man-made or natural disasters, an Emergency Government Committee is created to carry out all emergency functions, other than functions for which the military forces are primarily responsible, to minimize and repair injury and damage resulting from disaster caused by enemy attack, sabotage, or other hostile action, or by fire, tornado or other natural or man-made cause.
It is further declared to be the purpose of this chapter and the policy of the Village of Mazomanie that all emergency government functions of this Village be coordinated to the maximum extent practicable with existing services and facilities of the Village and with comparable functions of the federal, state and county government and other political subdivisions, and of various private agencies, to the end that the most effective preparation and use may be made of manpower, resources, and facilities for dealing with any disaster.
[Amended 12-8-2006 by Ord. No. 2006-2]
The Public Protection and Ordinance Committee shall serve as the Emergency Government Committee. The Emergency Government Committee shall be an advisory and planning group and shall advise the Village Board on all matters pertaining to emergency government.
Appointment. The office of Emergency Government Director is hereby created. The Director shall be appointed by the Village President subject to confirmation by the Village Board.
Duties and authority of the Emergency Government Director. The Emergency Government Director shall have direct responsibility for the organization, administration and operation of the emergency government organization, subject to the control of the Village President and the Village Board. The Director shall coordinate all activities for emergency government within the Village of Mazomanie and shall maintain liaison and cooperate with emergency government agencies and organizations of other political subdivisions, and of the county, and shall participate in county and state emergency government activities upon request, and shall have such additional authority, duties and responsibilities as are authorized by this chapter and as may from time to time be required by the Village Board. This authorization includes expenditure of up to $500 without prior authorization.
The Director and Committee shall prepare a comprehensive plan for the emergency government activities of the Village and shall present such plan to the Village Board for its approval. When the Village Board has approved the plan by resolution, it shall be the duty of all municipal agencies and all emergency government forces of the Village of Mazomanie to perform the duties and functions assigned by the plan as approved. The plan may be modified in like manner.
In preparation and executing the emergency government plan, the Director shall utilize the services, equipment, supplies and facilities of the existing departments and agencies of the Village to the maximum extent practicable, and the officers and personnel of such departments and agencies are directed to cooperate with and extend such services and facilities to the Director.
Whenever necessary to meet an emergency for which adequate regulations have not been adopted by the Village Board, the Village President, and in his absence the Emergency Government Director, may by proclamation promulgate and enforce such orders, rules and regulations relating to the conduct of persons and the use of property as shall be necessary to protect the public peace, health and safety and preserve lives and property and to ensure the cooperation necessary in emergency activities. Such proclamation shall be posted in a public place and may be rescinded by the Village Board by resolution at any time.
The Village President may, subject to the approval of the Village Board, enter into mutual aid agreements with other political subdivisions. Copies of such agreements shall be filed with the County Emergency Government Director.
Upon declaration by the Governor, Village President or the Emergency Government Director or alternate in the absence of the Village President or by a Village Board Trustee of a state of emergency, the Emergency Government Director shall issue all necessary proclamations as to the existence of such state of emergency and shall issue such disaster warnings or alerts as shall be required in the emergency plan.
[Amended 12-8-2006 by Ord. No. 2006-2; 7-7-2008 by Ord. No. 2008-17]
The emergency government organization shall take action in accordance with the emergency plan only after the declaration of an emergency and the issuance of official disaster warnings. Such state of emergency shall continue until terminated by the issuing authority, provided that any declaration not issued by the Governor may be terminated at the discretion of the Village Board.
[Amended 12-8-2006 by Ord. No. 2006-2]
It shall be unlawful for any person willfully to obstruct, hinder, or delay any member of the emergency government organization in the enforcement of any order, rule, regulation or plan issued pursuant to this chapter, or to do 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 such person shall be subject to a penalty as provided in Chapter 1, § 1-3 of this Code.