City of Hollister, MO
Taney County
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Section 235.010 Establishment.

[CC 1983 §71.700]
There is hereby created the City of Hollister Emergency Management Organization, which is responsible for the preparation and implementation of emergency functions required to prevent and minimize injury and damage due to disasters, to include emergency management of resources and administration of such economic controls as may be needed to provide for the welfare of the people, and emergency activities (excluding functions for which the military forces are primarily responsible) in accordance with "The Missouri Civil Defense Act, Chapter 44, RSMo., 1967".

Section 235.020 Organization.

[CC 1983 §71.710]
This Organization shall consist of a Coordinator and other additional members to be selected by the Coordinator to conform to the State Organization and procedures for the conduct of emergency operations as outlined in the Missouri Disaster Operations Plan.

Section 235.030 Functions.

[CC 1983 §71.720]
The Hollister Emergency Management Organization shall perform Emergency Management functions in cooperation with the County of Taney and shall conduct these functions in accordance with the provisions of the Missouri Civil Defense Act, Chapter 44, RSMo., 1967.

Section 235.040 Coordinator.

[CC 1983 §71.730]
A. 
The Coordinator of the Hollister Emergency Management Organization shall be appointed by the Mayor and shall serve at the pleasure of the Mayor.
B. 
The Coordinator shall have direct responsibility for the organization, administration and operations on local emergency planning, subject to the direction and control of the Mayor and Board of Aldermen, as provided by Statute.
C. 
The Coordinator is authorized to select and obtain Federal Government surplus property through the Southwest Missouri Local Government Advisory Board, State Disaster Planning and Operations Office, and State Department of Education. The Coordinator shall obtain the necessary approval to obligate the City for the handling charge imposed by the Department of Education - State Agency for Surplus Property. The Coordinator may delegate authority to obtain surplus property at the State Agency for Surplus Property warehouse with the approval of the Mayor and Board of Aldermen.
D. 
The Coordinator shall be responsible for maintaining records on use and disposal of all items of equipment placed under the jurisdiction of the Emergency Management office.
E. 
The Coordinator is authorized to submit all materials and sign all documents requested by the State Disaster Planning and Operations Office, to qualify the City for participation in Federal contributions for Personnel and Administrative Expense Program under P.L. 85-606.
F. 
The Coordinator shall appoint, provide or remove rescue teams, auxiliary fire and police personnel and other emergency operations teams, units or personnel who may serve without compensation.

Section 235.050 Executive Officer.

[CC 1983 §71.740]
The "Executive Officer" shall be defined for purposes of this Article to mean the Mayor.

Section 235.060 Emergency Procurement Procedures.

[CC 1983 §71.750]
A. 
Only in the event of an emergency as defined in the Missouri Civil Defense Act, Chapter 44, RSMo., 1967, and during such emergency, is the Coordinator of Emergency Management authorized on behalf of the City to procure such services, supplies, equipment, or material without regard to the statutory procedures or formalities normally considered by law pertaining to City contracts or obligations, as authorized by the Missouri Civil Defense Act, Chapter 44, RSMo., 1967, provided that, if the Board of Aldermen meets at such time, it shall act subject to the directions and restrictions imposed by that body.
B. 
In the event of enemy attack, the Board of Aldermen may waive any time consuming procedures and formalities otherwise required by Statute pertaining to the advertisement for bids for the performance of public work or entering into contracts.

Section 235.070 Oath.

[CC 1983 §71.760]
No person shall be employed or associated in any capacity in any organization established under this Act who advocates or has advocated a change by force or violence in the constitutional form of the Government of the United States or in this State, or the overthrow of any Government in the United States by force or violence, or has been convicted of or is under indictment or information charging any subversive act against the United States. Each person who is appointed to serve in an organization for Emergency Management shall, before entering upon his/her duties, take an oath in writing, before a person authorized to administer oaths in this State, which oath shall be substantially as follows:
I, _______________, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of Missouri, against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties upon which I am about to enter. And I do further swear (or affirm) that I do not advocate, nor am I a member of any political party or organization that advocates the overthrow of the government of the United States or of this State by force or violence; and that during such a time as I am a member of the City of Hollister Emergency Management Organization, I will not advocate nor become a member of any political party or organization that advocates the overthrow of the government of the United States or of this State by force or violence.

Section 235.080 Office Space.

[CC 1983 §71.770]
The Board of Aldermen is authorized to designate space in any City-owned or leased building for the Emergency Management Organization as its office.

Section 235.090 Service Interchange.

[CC 1983 §71.800]
The City of Hollister hereby agrees with the City of Branson that effective upon the passage and approval of a like ordinance by the City of Branson agreeing to a like agreement for the interchange of service upon the conditions and provisions hereinafter provided the following shall become effective.

Section 235.100 Assistance Provided — When.

[CC 1983 §71.810]
The Police Department of the above-mentioned entities shall provide back-up or additional assistance to the Police Department of the other entity in the event of emergency when assistance from the other municipality is requested, such assistance to be on a temporary and case-by-case basis.

Section 235.110 Termination of Agreement.

[CC 1983 §71.820]
This agreement for mutual aid may be terminated at any time during its term on the passage of an ordinance to that effect by the Governing Body of either City. The termination shall take effect thirty (30) days from the date of passage of such ordinance.

Section 235.120 Compensation.

[CC 1983 §71.830]
No compensation shall accrue or be paid to either party for the service of the Police Department of either party to the other.

Section 235.130 Entity Liability.

[CC 1983 §71.840]
Neither entity shall be liable to the other for failure to respond to any call by the other party, or for the negligence or mistake in receiving or responding to any call, nor shall this agreement be interpreted as being an agreement for the benefit of any third person.

Section 235.140 Party Liability.

[CC 1983 §71.850]
Neither party hereto shall be liable by reason of this Article to any Policeman, official, or employee of the other, nor shall any Policeman, official, or employee of one (1) entity be considered for any purpose of a Policeman, official or employee of the other City.

Section 235.150 Loss or Damage.

[CC 1983 §71.860]
In case of loss or damage to the equipment or property to either party hereto while providing police assistance to the other, such loss or damage shall be borne by the entity owning such equipment or property.

Section 235.160 Office Space.

[CC 1983 §71.870]
The Board of Aldermen is authorized to designate space in any City-owned or leased building for the Emergency Management Organization as its office.