Borough of Netcong, NJ
Morris County
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Table of Contents
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Netcong 3-12-2009 by Ord. No. 2009-2. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Fire Department — See Ch. 22.
Police Department — See Ch. 54.

§ 20-1 Emergency Management Coordinator.

A. 
The Mayor shall appoint an Emergency Management Coordinator from among the residents of the municipality. The Emergency Management Coordinator shall serve for a term of three years.
B. 
As a condition of appointment and the right to continue for the full term of the appointment, the Coordinator shall successfully complete the approved courses within one year of appointment. The failure of the Emergency Management Coordinator to fulfill such requirements within the period prescribed shall disqualify the Coordinator from continuing in the office of Coordinator, and thereupon a vacancy in said office shall be deemed to have been created. The Governor may remove a Municipal Emergency Management Coordinator at any time for cause. In such event, the Mayor shall appoint a new Emergency Management Coordinator with the approval of the Governor. If the Mayor shall not appoint a Municipal Emergency Management Coordinator within 10 days after such office shall become vacant, the Governor may appoint a temporary Emergency Management Coordinator who shall serve and perform all of the duties of that office until such time as a new Municipal Emergency Management Coordinator shall be appointed by the Mayor, with the approval of the Governor.

§ 20-2 Deputy Emergency Management Coordinators.

The Emergency Management Coordinator shall appoint a First Deputy Emergency Management Coordinator and a Second Deputy Emergency Management Coordinator with the approval of the Mayor. Whenever possible, such Deputy(ies) shall be appointed from among the salaried officers or employees of the municipality. The Council may provide for a stipend for First Deputy Emergency Management Coordinator. The Second Deputy Emergency Management Coordinator shall serve without compensation.

§ 20-3 Duties of Emergency Management Coordinator.

A. 
The Emergency Management Coordinator shall be responsible for the planning, activating, coordinating and conduct of municipal emergency management operations within the municipality.
B. 
Wherever, in the opinion of the Emergency Management Coordinator, a disaster has occurred or is imminent in the Borough, the Emergency Management Coordinator shall proclaim a state of local disaster emergency within the Borough.
C. 
The Emergency Management Coordinator, in accordance with regulations promulgated by the State Director of Emergency Management, shall be empowered to issue and enforce such orders as may be necessary to implement and carry out emergency management operations and to protect the health, safety and resources of the residents of the Borough.
D. 
The Emergency Management Coordinator shall immediately advise the County Emergency Management Coordinator of the proclamation of a state or local disaster emergency and any action taken in response to the proclamation.
E. 
The Emergency Management Coordinator shall also perform any of the duties and functions that may from time to time hereafter be required by statute.

§ 20-4 Duties of Deputy Emergency Management Coordinator.

The Deputy Emergency Management Coordinator shall perform such duties as may be delegated by the Emergency Management Coordinator and shall assume all duties of the Emergency Management Coordinator in the absence, and at the direction of, the Emergency Management Coordinator.

§ 20-5 Emergency Management Council.

There is hereby created an Emergency Management Council to be composed of not more than 15 members who shall be appointed by the Mayor and shall hold office at the will and pleasure of the Mayor. The Emergency Management Coordinator shall be a member and shall serve as Chairman of the Emergency Management Council.

§ 20-6 Duties of Emergency Management Council.

The Emergency Management Council shall:
A. 
Assist the Borough in establishing the various local volunteer and Borough agencies needed to meet the requirements of all local emergency management defense and disaster control activities in accordance with the rules and regulations established by the Governor of the State of New Jersey.
B. 
Evaluate the need for resources to develop, implement and exercise the emergency plan.
C. 
Make recommendations regarding what resources are required and how they can be provided.
D. 
Prepare and submit an emergency plan and annexes in conformance with the guidance materials provided by the County Coordinator.
E. 
Provide assistance to the Emergency Management Coordinator in the preparation of the emergency operations plans and annexes.