A Civil Defense Organization is hereby created, known as Wright City Civil Defense Service which is to be 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 the military forces are primarily responsible) in accordance with "The Missouri Civil Defense Act, Chapter 44, RSMo., 1967".
The Civil Defense Organization shall consist of a Coordinator and other additional members to be selected by the Coordinator in order to conform to the State Organization and procedures for the conduct of emergency operations as outlined in the Missouri Disaster Operations Plan.
This municipal organization shall perform Civil Defense functions within the territorial limits of the City and may conduct these functions outside the territorial limits as may be required pursuant to the provisions of the Missouri Civil Defense Act, Chapter 44, RSMo., 1967.
The Coordinator of the municipal organization for the conduct of emergency operations will be appointed by the Executive Officer and shall serve until removed by him.
The Coordinator shall have direct responsibility for the organization, administration and operation of local disaster planning for Civil Defense, subject to the direction and control of the Executive Officer or governing body, as provided by Statute.
The Coordinator is authorized to select and obtain Federal Government Surplus Property through the State Disaster Planning and Operations Office, Civil Defense, 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 at the State Agency for Surplus Property Warehouse with approval of the Chief Executive Officer.
The Coordinator shall be responsible for maintaining records on use and disposal of all items of equipment placed under the jurisdiction of the Civil Defense Officer.
The Coordinator is authorized to submit all materials and sign all documents requested by the State Disaster Planning and Operations, Civil Defense, to qualify the City for participating in Federal contributions for Civil Defense Personnel and Administration Expense under P.L. 85-606.
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.
The Executive Officer shall be defined for purposes of this Chapter to mean, the Mayor or other official appointed by the Board of Aldermen.
In the event of an emergency, and during such emergency only, as defined in the Missouri Civil Defense Act, Chapter 44, RSMo., 1967, the City Coordinator of Civil Defense is authorized on behalf of the City to procure such services, supplies, equipment or material without regard to the statutory procedures or formalities normally prescribed by law pertaining to municipal 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, he shall act subject to the directions and restrictions imposed by that body.
In the event of enemy attack, the Mayor, or 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.
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 of the United States by force or violence, or has been convicted of or is under indictment on 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 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 time as I am a member of the Civil Defense 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."
The Mayor or the Board of Aldermen, is authorized to designate space in any City owned or leased building for the Municipal Civil Defense Organization for its office.