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Borough of Pine Grove, PA
Schuylkill County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Pine Grove 4-14-2005 by Ord. No. 368.[1] Amendments noted where applicable.]
[1]
Editor's Note: Former Ch. 19, Emergency Management Agency, adopted 12-17-1998 by Ord. No. 343, was repealed 4-14-2005 by Ord. No. 368.
This chapter shall be known as the "Pine Grove Borough Zone Emergency Management Agency Ordinance."
The Borough of Pine Grove hereby resolves to create a Pine Grove Borough Zone Emergency Management Agency.
The purpose of the Pine Grove Borough Zone Emergency Management Agency would be to function as the Emergency Management Agency for the Borough of Pine Grove in accordance with the Emergency Management Service Code, 35 Pa.C.S.A. § 7101 et seq., as amended.
The responsibilities of the Pine Grove Zone Emergency Management Agency are generally but not limited to the following:
A. 
The Borough of Pine Grove shall take steps to assure the formation of the Pine Grove Borough Zone Emergency Management Agency, said organization to be responsible for functioning as the Emergency Management Agency in the Borough of Pine Grove, which shall prepare and maintain an Emergency Operations Plan that can and will be implemented for response to emergencies affecting the Borough of Pine Grove.
B. 
The Borough of Pine Grove shall appoint two individuals to serve as members of the Pine Grove Borough Zone Emergency Management Council, which will have planning and resource development responsibility for emergency operation within the territorial limits of Pine Grove Borough Zone Emergency Management Agency. Action taken by the Pine Grove Borough Zone Emergency Management Council must be ratified by the individual municipality governing bodies, as provided in the EMS Code.
[Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I)]
C. 
The Pine Grove Borough Zone Emergency Management Council will recommend one of the individuals named to the Council to serve as the Zone Emergency Management Coordinator and other to serve as Deputy Emergency Management Coordinator of the Pine Grove Borough Zone Emergency Management Agency, would have responsibility for operational control of emergency response operation within the territorial limits of the Pine Grove Borough Zone Emergency Management Agency. The Zone Emergency Management Coordinator will be subjected to the direction and control of the elected officials of the municipality affected by the emergency situation. In the event of an emergency, Borough President is to be contacted and made aware of the situation. In the event that this individual is not in the area, the Vice President of the Borough is to be contacted. If two or more municipalities are affected by the emergency situation, the Zone Emergency Management Coordinator shall be subjected to the direction and control of the elected officials of the Court as required by the EMS Code.
D. 
The Borough of Pine Grove will be responsible for expenses incurred during the emergency within its boundary. In the event the emergency encompasses dual municipalities and Pine Grove Borough Zone Emergency Management Agency's services are required to assist any encompassing municipality, all attempts will be made to keep track of separate costs.
E. 
The manner in which property, real and personal, shall be acquired, managed, and disposed of, will be at the discretion of the Coordinator and Deputy Coordinator, providing such information to the Borough of Pine Grove before purchase or disposal.
All resolutions and ordinances, or parts of either, which are inconsistent herein, are hereby repealed to the extent of such inconsistency.
The invalidity of any part of this chapter shall not effect the validity of any other part of this chapter.
A copy of this chapter shall be filed with the County Emergency Management Agency and shall remain in affect unless amended. Any amendments shall also be filed with the County Emergency Management Coordinator.
This chapter shall be, effective upon enactment by the Borough Council of Pine Grove, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, resolved and enacted by the Borough Council of Pine Grove, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania on the 14th day of April, 2005.