City of Coldwater, MI
Branch County
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[Ord. No. 313, passed 10-22-1973]
(a) 
It is the intent and purpose of this chapter to establish the position of Deputy Emergency Services Coordinator, to provide liaison between this Municipality and the County, and to insure complete and efficient utilization of all resources during periods of emergency.
(b) 
The Emergency Services Coordinator of the County, in accordance with Section 3(c) of Act 154 of the Public Acts of 1953, as amended, and with the County emergency services resolution, is the coordinator of emergency services activities in the political subdivisions within the County.
(c) 
This chapter will not relieve any elected official or Municipal department of the normal responsibilities or authority given by general law or ordinance, nor will it affect the work of the American Red Cross or other volunteer agencies organized for relief in natural disasters.
[Ord. No. 313, passed 10-22-1973]
As used in this chapter:
(a) 
COORDINATOR — Means the responsible head of the Branch County Office of Emergency Services, as appointed by the Chairperson of the County Board of Commissioners.
(b) 
DEPUTY COORDINATOR — Means the person appointed to provide liaison services between the City and the County Office of Emergency Services.
(c) 
DISASTER — Means occurrence or imminent threat of widespread or severe damage, injury or loss of life or property resulting from any natural or man-made cause, including, but not limited to, fire, flood, snow, ice or wind storm, wave action, oil spills, water contamination requiring emergency action to avert danger or damage, utility failure, epidemic, air contamination, blight, drought, infestation, explosion, riot, or hostile military or paramilitary action.
(d) 
EMERGENCY PROCLAMATION — Means a proclamation issued by the Governor that a state of emergency exists under the provisions of Act 302 of the Public Acts of 1945, as amended.
(e) 
EMERGENCY SERVICES — Shall have a broad meaning, to include preparation for and relief from the effects of natural and man-made disasters as defined herein, and to include civil defense, as defined in Act 154 of the Public Acts of 1953, as amended.
(f) 
EMERGENCY SERVICES FORCES — Means any employees, equipment and facilities of any Municipal department or agency designated in the official County Emergency Plan to be part of the total Emergency Services Forces of the County to provide emergency services in the event of a disaster.
(g) 
MAYOR — Means the chief elected official of the City.
[Ord. No. 313, passed 10-22-1973]
The Mayor, with the approval of Council, is hereby authorized and directed to prepare for community disasters, utilizing to the fullest extent existing agencies within the Municipality. The Mayor shall be responsible for the organization, administration and operation of the Municipality's Emergency Services Forces, working through the County Emergency Services Coordinator and the City Deputy Coordinator.
[Ord. No. 313, passed 10-22-1973]
The employees, equipment and facilities of all Municipal departments, boards, agencies and commissions suitable for, or adaptable to, emergency service activities may be designated as part of the total Emergency Services Forces of the County. Such designations shall be made by the Chairperson of the County Board of Commissioners with the approval of Council.
[Ord. No. 313, passed 10-22-1973]
The City Manager is hereby designated as the Deputy Emergency Services Coordinator, to provide liaison services to County officials and to coordinate the activities of certain designated Municipal departments, boards, agencies and commissions to protect the public health, safety and welfare during emergency situations or disasters.