[HISTORY: Adopted by the Village Board of the Village of Elm Grove 2-13-1956; amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I). Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
- The preparation for and the carrying out of all emergency functions, other than functions for which the military forces are primarily responsible, to minimize and repair injury and damage resulting from disaster caused by enemy attack, sabotage or other hostile action or by fire, flood or other natural causes.
The office of the Director of Emergency Management is hereby created. The Director shall be appointed by the Village President, subject to confirmation by the Village Board, and shall receive such salary as may be authorized by the Village Board. The Director shall take and file an official oath.
Deputy and assistant directors may be appointed by the Director, subject to the approval of the Village Board, as may be deemed necessary, and such appointees shall receive such compensation as may be determined by the Village Board.
The Director shall be the executive head of the emergency management organization and shall have direct responsibility for the organization, administration and operation of the emergency management organization subject to the direction and control of the Village President and the Village Board. The Director shall coordinate all activities for emergency management within the village and shall maintain liaison and cooperate with emergency management agencies and organizations of other political subdivisions and of the state and federal government and shall participate in county and state emergency management activities upon request. The Director shall have such additional authority, duties and responsibilities as are authorized by this section and as may from time to time be required by the Village Board.
The Director or his or her designee shall prepare a comprehensive general plan for the emergency management of the village and shall present such plan to the Village Board for its approval. When the Village Board has approved the plan by resolution, it shall be the duty of all municipal agencies and all emergency management forces of the village to perform the duties and functions assigned by the plan as approved. The plan may be modified in like manner.
In preparing and executing the emergency management plan, the Director shall utilize the services, equipment, supplies and facilities of the existing departments and agencies of the village to the maximum extent practicable. The officers and personnel of all such departments and agencies are directed to cooperate with and extend such services and facilities to the Director.
Whenever necessary to meet an emergency for which adequate regulations have not been adopted by the Village Board, the Village President and, in his or her absence, the Director of Emergency Management may by proclamation promulgate and enforce such orders, rules and regulations relating to the conduct of persons and the use of property as shall be necessary to protect the public peace, health and safety and preserve lives and property and to ensure the cooperation necessary in emergency management activities. Such proclamations shall be posted in three public places and may be rescinded by the Village Board by resolution at any time.
Upon the declaration by the Governor, by the Village President or Director of Emergency Management in the absence of the Village President or by the Village Board of a state of emergency, the Director of Emergency Management shall issue all necessary proclamations as to the existence of such state of emergency and shall issue such disaster warnings or alerts as shall be required in the emergency management plan.
The emergency management organization shall take action in accordance with the emergency management plan only after the declaration of an emergency and the issuance of official disaster warnings. Such state of emergency shall continue until terminated by the issuing authority, provided that any such declaration not issued by the Governor may be terminated at the discretion of the Village Board.
It shall be unlawful for any person willfully to obstruct, hinder or delay any member of the emergency management organization in the enforcement of any order, rule, regulation or plan issued pursuant to this chapter or to do any act forbidden by any order, rule, regulation or plan issued pursuant to authority contained in this chapter. For a violation of any of the provisions of this section he or she shall be subject to a penalty as provided in § 1-16 of this Code, except that the forfeiture shall not be less than $100.