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Chapter 7½

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT*

Sec. 7½—1. Office of emergency management—Established.

In accordance with Chapter 44 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri (1978), there is hereby established within and for the City of Kirkwood, Missouri, an emergency management organization to be known as the Kirkwood Office of Emergency Management, responsible for the preparation and implementation of emergency management plans to minimize injury and loss due to a serious emergency or disaster. (Ord. No. 7637, § 1, 3—19—87)

Sec. 7½—2. Same-—Director; other members.

The office of emergency management shall consist of a director appointed by the chief administrative officer, and other members as shall be appointed by the chief administrative officer when deemed necessary. (Ord. No. 7637, § 1, 3—19—87)

Sec. 7½—3. Same-—Functions.

This office shall be responsible for emergency management functions for the City of Kirkwood, Missouri, within the city limits, and may function outside the city limits in accord with St. Louis County mutual aid agreements or contracts, and/or by direction of the governor, pursuant to provisions of Chapter 44 RSMo (1978) and supplements thereto. (Ord. No. 7637, § 1, 3—19—87)

Sec. 7½—4. Director.

The director shall be appointed by the chief administrative officer. The director shall be responsible for the organization, administration and operation of Kirkwood emergency management functions as outlined in section 7½-2—3 of this chapter. (Ord. No. 7637, § 1, 3—19—87)

Sec. 7½—5. Executive powers.

The mayor or the chief administrative officer, in accord with provisions of Chapter 44, RSMo (1978) and supplements thereto, may:

(1) Declare a state of emergency within the City of Kirkwood, Missouri.

(2) Expend funds, make contracts, obtain and distribute equipment, materials and supplies for emergency management purposes; provide for the health and safety of persons, including emergency evacuation and assistance to victims of an emergency, disaster, or enemy attack; provide for the safety of property; direct and coordinate the development of disaster plans and programs in accordance with the policies and plans of the federal and state disaster emergency planning.

(3) Appoint, provide or remove rescue teams, auxiliary fire and police personnel and other emergency operations teams, units or personnel who may serve without compensation.

(4) In the event of enemy attack or declared emergency, waive the provisions of statutes requiring advertisements for bids for the performance of public work or entering into contracts.

(5) With the approval of the governor and consistent with the Missouri Emergency Operations Plan, enter into the mutual aid agreements with other public and private agencies within and without the state for reciprocal emergency aid.

(6) Accept services, materials, equipment, supplies or funds granted or loaned by the federal government for disaster planning and operations purposes. (Ord. No. 7637, § 1, 3—19—87)

Cross reference—Purchasing, § 2-371 et seq.

Sec. 7½—6. Emergency management council.

The mayor, chief administrative officer, emergency management director, police chief, fire chief; and other individuals as may, from time to time, be appointed and removed by the city council, shall comprise the emergency management council of Kirkwood. (Ord. No. 7637, § 1, 3—19—87)

Sec. 7½—7. Office space.

The chief administrative officer may provide city owned or leased office space and facilities for the office of emergency management. (Ord. No. 7637, § 1, 3—19—87)

Editor's note—Ordinance No. 7637, § 1, deleted former Ch. 6½, pertaining to civil defense, and enacted a new Ch. 6½ in lieu thereof. In order to maintain the alphabetical order of chapters within the Code, the editor has redesignated the substantive provisions of the ordinance as Ch. 7½, §§ 7½-1—7½-7. See also the editor's note to former Ch. 6½.
Cross reference—Administration, Ch. 2; mayor, deputy mayor, § 2-103; chief administrative officer, § 2-166 et seq.; standing order of succession to deputy mayor in event of emergency, disaster or imminent need, § 2-122; purchasing, § 2-371 et seq.; fire prevention and protection, Ch. 8; police, Ch. 19.