City of Waltham, MA
Middlesex County
By using eCode360 you agree to be legally bound by the Terms of Use. If you do not agree to the Terms of Use, please do not use eCode360.
[1]
Cross references: Annual inventory of city property to be submitted to mayor and auditor, § 2-2; annual reports by boards and officers to mayor, § 2-9.
[Gen. Ords. 1962, §§ 2-9, 2-79; Ord. No. 21672, § 2, 2-28-1966]
There is hereby established a department of civil defense, which shall have charge of civil defense as defined in section 1, Chapter 639, Acts of 1950, perform civil defense functions as authorized or directed by such chapter or by any and all executive orders or general regulations promulgated thereunder, and exercise any authority delegated to it by the governor under such chapter.
State law reference — Ch. 639 Acts of 1950 is found in M.G.L.A. c. 33 App. § 13-1 et seq.
[Gen. Ords. 1962, §§ 2-9, 2-80; Ord. No. 21672, § 1, 2-28-1966]
(a) 
There is hereby created the office of director of civil defense. The director of civil defense shall be appointed by the mayor, subject to conformation by the council, for a term of three (3) years and until his successor in office is appointed and qualified. Such term shall commence on the first day of March and the appointment shall be made by the mayor in March.
(b) 
The department of civil defense shall be under the direction of a director who shall be appointed as prescribed by law. The director shall have direct responsibility for the organization, administration and operation of the department, subject to the direction and control of the appointed authority.
(c) 
The director may, within the limits of the amount appropriated therefor, appoint not more than two (2) paid clerks and may remove them and may make such expenditures as may be necessary to execute effectively the purposes of Chapter 639, Acts of 1950, except that he shall not hire more than two (2) paid clerks as stated herein.
(d) 
The director shall also have authority to appoint district coordinators and may accept and may receive, on behalf of the city, services, equipment, supplies, materials or funds by way of gifts, grant or loan, for purposes of civil defense, offered by the federal government or any agency or officer thereof, or any person subject to the terms of the offer. The director shall cause appropriate records to be kept of all matters relating to such gifts, grants or loans.
State law reference—Director, M.G.L.A. c. 33 App., § 13-13.