[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Somerdale 9-12-1990 by Ord. No. 90:09. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The Mayor shall appoint a Municipal Disaster Control Director from among the residents of the municipality.
The Municipal Disaster Control Director, subject to fulfilling the requirements of this chapter, shall serve for a term of three years.
As a condition of his appointment and his right to continue for the full term of his appointment, the Disaster Control Director shall have successfully completed at the time of his appointment or within one year immediately following his appointment the current, approved Civil Defense Director-Coordinator course. The failure of any Municipal Disaster Control Director to fulfill such requirements within the period prescribed shall disqualify the Director from continuing in the office of Director, and thereupon a vacancy in said office shall be deemed to have been created.
The Governor may remove any Municipal Disaster Control Director at any time for cause. In such event, the Mayor of the municipality shall appoint a new Municipal Disaster Control Director with the approval of the Governor. If the Mayor shall not appoint a Municipal Disaster Control Director within 10 days after such office shall become vacant, the Governor may appoint a Temporary Municipal Disaster Control Director, who shall serve and perform all of the duties of that office until such time as a new Municipal Disaster Control Director shall be appointed by the Mayor with the approval of the Governor.
Each Municipal Disaster Control Director shall appoint a Deputy Municipal Disaster Control Director with the approval of the Mayor. Wherever possible, such Deputy shall be appointed from among the salaried officers or employees of the Borough of Somerdale.
The Municipal Disaster Control Director shall be responsible for the planning, activating, coordinating and conducting of disaster-control operations within the Borough of Somerdale.
Whenever, in his opinion, a disaster has occurred or is imminent in the Borough of Somerdale, the Municipal Disaster Control Director of the Borough shall proclaim a state of local disaster emergency within the Borough. The Municipal Disaster Control Director, in accordance with regulations promulgated by the State Civilian Defense Director, shall be empowered to issue and enforce such orders as may be necessary to implement and carry out disaster-control operations and to protect the health, safety and resources of the residents of the Borough.
No representative of any municipality shall request aid in time of disaster directly from noncontiguous municipalities, nor shall any municipality or public or semipublic agency send personnel or equipment into a disaster-stricken municipality unless and until such aid has been directed by the County Disaster Control Coordinator or his Deputy. Specific exemptions from the action of this section may be granted only by authority of the State Disaster Control Director.
There shall be created in the Borough a Local Defense Council.
The Local Defense Council shall be composed of not more than 15 members, who shall be appointed by the Mayor and shall hold office at the will and pleasure of the Mayor. The Municipal Disaster Control Director shall be a member and shall serve as Chairman of the Local Defense Council.
The Local Defense Council shall assist the municipality in establishing the various local volunteer agencies needed to meet the requirements of all local civilian defense and disaster control activities in accordance with rules and regulations established by the Governor in pursuance of the provisions of N.J.S.A. App. A:9-41.
The Local Defense Council is authorized, within the limits of appropriation, to establish an adequate organization to assist in supervising and coordinating the civilian defense and disaster-control activities of the Borough.
It shall be lawful for the members of the Local Defense Council also to be members of other agencies created because of any emergency.