[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Trenton 11-7-1989 as Title 3, Ch. 4 of the 1989 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Police Department — See Ch. 100.
To prepare the Town of Trenton to cope with emergencies resulting from enemy action and natural or man-made disaster, it is declared to be necessary to establish an ordinance for emergency management for the Town of Trenton consistent with Washington County ordinances and Wisconsin state statutes on emergency management.
Terms used in this chapter are defined as follows:
- CIVIL DEFENSE
- All measures undertaken by or on behalf of the state and the county and the municipalities within the county to prepare for and to minimize the effects of enemy action upon the civilian population.
- EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
- Civil defense and all measures undertaken by or on behalf of the Town of Trenton to:
- ENEMY ACTION
- Hostile action by a foreign power which threatens the security of this Township or a portion thereof.
The office of Director of Emergency Management for the Town of Trenton is hereby created. The Director shall be appointed by the Town Chairperson subject to the approval of the Town Board, and a salary, if any, shall be set from time to time as may be authorized by the Town Board. Deputy and Assistant Directors may be appointed by the Director subject to the approval of the Town Board. Such appointees shall receive such compensation as may be determined by the Town Board.
The appointed Director of Emergency Management shall take and file an official oath.
There is hereby created a Town Emergency Management Committee composed of the Town Chairperson as the Chairperson of the Committee, Director of Emergency Management, Deputy Director of Emergency Management, head of Town public works, and such other persons appointed by the Town Board. It shall meet upon the call of the Chairperson.
The Director and/or Deputy Director shall:
Develop and promulgate emergency management plans for the Town of Trenton consistent with county and state plans subject to Town Board approval.
Direct the emergency management program for the Town and perform such other duties related to emergency management as may be required.
Coordinate and assist in developing emergency management plans with adjacent townships and municipalities and integrate such plans with the county plan.
Supply a copy of Town emergency management ordinances, resolutions, plans and any reports that may be required to the office of county emergency management.
Direct and coordinate emergency management activities throughout the Town during a state of emergency.
Participate in county-wide emergency management training programs and exercises.
In preparing and executing emergency management plans, the Town of Trenton shall implement a means of receiving the county emergency disaster warnings issued by the county.
Whenever it is deemed necessary by either the County 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.
In preparing and executing the emergency management program, the services, equipment, supplies and facilities of the existing departments shall be utilized to the maximum extent practicable, and the heads and personnel of such departments are directed to cooperate and extend such services and facilities as are required of them.
In order to assure that in an emergency all of the facilities of the existing Town government are expanded to the fullest to meet such emergency, emergency management personnel assigned to specific responsibilities under Town emergency operation plans will fulfill emergency and nonemergency duties as prescribed in the plan.
It shall be unlawful for any person, firm, or corporation to intentionally fail to comply with an order of any Town, county, or state emergency management officer or with any ordinance, resolution, or order of the Town Board or any proclamation or executive order of the Town Chairperson promulgated in pursuance of emergency management statutes, regulations, or orders, including this chapter, during a state of emergency or during any training program or exercise relating to emergency management.