Town of Windsor, CT
Hartford County
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[Ord. No. 79-10, § 1, 12-17-1979]
There shall be created in accordance with Section 28-7 of the General Statutes, the Windsor Civil Preparedness Department.
[Ord. No. 79-10, § 2, 12-17-1979]
The Windsor Civil Preparedness Department shall be under the supervision and direction of a Director appointed by the Town Manager of Windsor.
The Director shall organize the department into such subdivisions as may be necessary for the efficient conduct of the business of the Department.
The Director will serve at the will of the Town Manager and may be removed by the Town Manager at any time.
[Ord. No. 79-10, § 3, 12-17-1979]
The Director shall report directly to the Town Manager's office and advise the Town Manager on matters pertaining to civil preparedness and disaster emergency operations. The Director will coordinate the activities of all Town departments in disaster emergency situations, but in no case will the Director assume command of any department other than the civil preparedness department unless directly ordered to do so by the Town Manager.
The Director will coordinate the activities of all civil preparedness department forces, both full time and volunteer and will be responsible for the recruitment and training of needed civil preparedness personnel.
The Director will assist the Town Manager in the preparation and updating of Town emergency operations plans and standard operating procedures and will be empowered, subject to the budget appropriated by the Town Council, to obtain needed equipment and supplies to fulfill its responsibilities.
The Director will maintain contact with the state civil preparedness area office designated for the Town and will cooperate with the state office of civil preparedness in preparation, if required, of reports to ensure that the Town receives all possible funding, equipment and other benefits available to the Town through state and national civil preparedness agencies.
The Director will perform such other civil preparedness-related functions as may, from time to time, be assigned to such Director by the Town Manager.
[Ord. No. 80-3, §§ 1, 2, 2-4-1980]
Duties of Town Manager. In the event of disaster, the Town Manager will assume complete command of all local government functions and facilities including public school facilities and personnel. All available local resources will be brought to bear on the disaster existing in an effort to protect and preserve human life and property of the community, to the greatest extent possible. Personnel of civil preparedness forces shall be employed in accordance with state law. The term "disaster" used herein is intended to mean: (a) locally declared emergencies as declared by the Mayor, or in the Mayor's absence, the deputy Mayor; (b) state declared emergencies which substantially affect the Town as declared by the governor of the state; or (c) national declared emergencies which substantially affect the Town as declared by the president of the United States of America. Locally declared emergencies shall end upon a majority vote of the Town Council.
Limitation of authority. The authority of the Town Manager shall be limited only by: (a) the Governor of the state in state declared emergencies; and (b) the President of the United States of America in a declared national emergency.