[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Weyauwega at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II). Amendments noted where applicable.]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
- The preparation for and the carrying out of 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, flood or other natural causes.
The Mayor of the City of Weyauwega is hereby declared to be Director of Emergency Management of the City of Weyauwega and shall be responsible for the organization, administration and operation of all emergency management activities, subject to the direction and control of the City Council.
The Director shall prepare a comprehensive general plan for the emergency management of the City of Weyauwega and shall present such plan to the City Council for its approval. When the City Council has approved the plan by resolution, it shall be the duty of all municipal agencies and all emergency management forces of the City to perform the duties and functions assigned by the plan as approved. The plan may be modified in like manner.
Whenever necessary to meet an emergency for which adequate regulations have not been adopted by the City Council, the Mayor, and in his absence the President of the City Council, 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 management activities. Such proclamations shall be posted in three public places and may be rescinded by the City Council by resolution at any time.
Upon the declaration by the Governor, by the Mayor or by the City Council of the City of Weyauwega of a state of emergency, the Director of Emergency Management 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 management plan.
The emergency management organization shall take action in accordance with the emergency management 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 such declaration not issued by the Governor may be terminated at the discretion of the City Council.
It shall be unlawful for any person willfully to obstruct, hinder or delay any member of the emergency management 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 each violation of any of the provisions of this chapter he shall forfeit not more than $100, and in default of payment thereof shall be imprisoned in the county jail for a period not exceeding six months.