[Ord. No. 83 §1, 6-13-1973]
There is hereby created within and for the territory of the City of Lake Ozark, Missouri, a Disaster Planning and Operations Organization to be known as the City of Lake Ozark Disaster Planning and Operations Office which is responsible for the preparation and implementation of emergency functions required to prevent, minimize and repair 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 military forces are primarily responsible) in accordance with the Missouri Civil Defense Act, Chapter 44, Revised Statutes of Missouri, 1969, and the Missouri Disaster Operations Plan adopted thereunder.
[Ord. No. 83 §2, 6-13-1973]
This Office shall consist of a coordinator and other members appointed by the Mayor to conform to the State Organization and procedures for the conduct of emergency operations as outlined in the Missouri Disaster Operations Plan.
[Ord. No. 83 §3, 6-13-1973]
The Organization shall perform civil defense functions within the territorial limits of the City of Lake Ozark, Missouri, and may conduct these functions outside the territorial limits as directed by the Governor during a time of emergency pursuant to the provisions of the Missouri Civil Defense Act, Chapter 44, Revised Statutes of Missouri, 1969.
[Ord. No. 83 §4, 6-13-1973]
The Coordinator will be appointed by the Mayor and shall serve during the pleasure of the Mayor.
The Coordinator shall have direct responsibility for the organization, administration and operations of local disaster planning and operations.
The Coordinator shall be responsible for maintaining records and accounting for the use and disposal of all items of equipment placed under the jurisdiction of the Disaster Planning and Operations Office.
[Ord. No. 83 §5, 6-13-1973]
The Mayor with the advice and consent of the Board of Aldermen of the City of Lake Ozark, Missouri, and the Coordinator in accordance with the Missouri Civil Defense Act, Chapter 44, Revised Statutes of Missouri, 1969, may:
Appropriate and expend funds, make contracts, obtain and distribute equipment, materials, and supplies for civil defense purposes, provide for the health and safety of persons, including emergency assistance to victims of an enemy attack, the safety of property, and direct and coordinate the development of disaster plans and programs in accordance with the policies and plans of the Federal and State Disaster and Emergency Planning.
Appoint, provide, or remove rescue teams, auxiliary fire and police personnel and other emergency operations teams, units or personnel who may serve without compensation.
In the event of enemy attack, waive the provisions of Statutes requiring advertisements for bids for the performance of public work or entering into contracts.
With the approval of the Governor and consistent with the Missouri Disaster Operations Plan, enter into mutual-aid agreements with other public and private agencies within and without the State for reciprocal emergency aid.
Accept services, materials, equipment, supplies or funds granted or loaned by the Federal Government for disaster planning and operations purposes.
[Ord. No. 83 §6, 6-13-1973]
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 civil defense 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, or 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 this City of Lake Ozark Disaster Planning and Operations Office, 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".
[Ord. No. 83 §7, 6-13-1973]
The Mayor is authorized to designate space in any building owned or leased by the City of the Lake Ozark for the City of Lake Ozark Disaster Planning and Operations Office.