[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Newburgh 4-6-1992 as L.L. No. 2-1992. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The purpose of this chapter is to specifically establish the Town of Newburgh Emergency Preparedness Advisory Board to advise and assist the Town Supervisor and emergency services agencies in their development and implementation of an emergency preparedness plan and program for the town to help meet the responsibilities imposed under Article 2-B of the Executive Law of the State of New York.
The Town of Newburgh Emergency Preparedness Advisory Board is hereby established.
[Amended 2-6-2006 by L.L. No. 2-2006]
The Emergency Preparedness Advisory Board shall consist of the following members, who will serve at the pleasure of the Town Board:
A member of the Town Board designated by said Board.
The Town of Newburgh Fire Inspector.
A designated representative of each of the following Fire Departments or companies providing protection to the Town: Cronomer Valley Fire Department, Dan Leghorn Engine Company, Winona Lake Engine Company, Goodwill Fire Department, Middlehope Fire Department, Coldenham Fire Company and Plattekill Fire Company.
The Town of Newburgh Chief of Police or his designee.
A designated representative of the Town of Newburgh Volunteer Ambulance Corps.
A designated representative of the New York State Police.
A designated representative of the primary commercial ambulance service currently providing service to the residents of the Town of Newburgh.
A designated representative of the New York State Thruway Authority.
A designated representative of the Orange County Office of Emergency Management.
Designated representatives shall be active members of the appointing emergency services agency. The members' terms of office shall correspond to the terms of their office or appointment by the designating agency. Members shall serve without compensation from the Town. The Board shall annually elect a Chairperson from among its members.
Meetings of the Emergency Preparedness Advisory Board shall be held at least once every three (3) months. Five (5) members shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business, but a lesser number may adjourn a meeting to a subsequent date.
The duties of the Emergency Preparedness Advisory Board shall be as follows. The Board shall:
Study all aspects of man-made or natural disaster prevention, response and recovery and obtain all information necessary for the exercise of its duties.
Develop, review, update and maintain current the Emergency Preparedness Plan of the Town of Newburgh and advise and assist the Supervisor and emergency services agencies of the town in its implementation.
Coordinate the town's plan with those of neighboring municipalities and Orange County.
Prepare simulated drills and tests of the Emergency Preparedness Plan to be conducted at least annually to assure that the plan is able to assist the Supervisor and emergency services agencies of the town in the event of an emergency.
Propose regulations to the Town Board of the Town of Newburgh which would assist in the implementation of the Emergency Preparedness Plan and the promulgation of local emergency orders by the Supervisor in the event of an emergency.
Prepare and transmit an annual report to the Supervisor and Town Board of the Town of Newburgh on or before the 15th of January summarizing the prior year's activities.
Perform such other duties as are assigned by the Town Board.