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City of Wilson Emergency Preparedness Ordinance

POSTED: February 15, 2013 7:00 a.m.

(First Published in the Ellsworth County Independent/
Reporter, Feb. 14, 2013)

ORDINANCE NO. 815

BEING AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING
AND CREATING THE EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS COMMITTEE FOR THE CITY OF WILSON,
ELLSWORTH COUNTY, KANSAS

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE CITY OF WILSON, KANSAS:
SECTION 1. EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS COMMITTEE.
An Emergency Preparedness Committee for the City of Wilson is hereby created.  The said Committee shall consist of Mayor, Police Chief, Fire Chief, as well as not less than two (2) members to be appointed by the Mayor with Council approval annually at the time departments of the City are appointed.
SECTION 2. PURPOSE AND DEFINITIONS.
(a) PURPOSE. It is determined and declared to be necessary to establish an organization for emergency management to prepare the City of Wilson, Kansas, to cope with emergencies resulting from enemy action and natural or man-made disasters.
(b) DEFINITIONS.
(1) The term "enemy action" means any hostile action taken by a foreign power which threatens the security of City of Wilson, Kansas or a portion thereof.
(2) The term "natural or man-made disasters" includes floods, tornadoes, snowstorms, fires and other extraordinary natural or man-made disasters not included in the term "enemy action".
(3) The term "emergency management" means all those activities and measures undertaken by or on behalf of the City of Wilson, Kansas, designed: 1. to minimize the effect upon persons and property of enemy action or natural disasters, 2. to deal with the immediate emergency conditions created by enemy action or natural disasters, and 3. to effectuate emergency repairs to, or emergency restoration of, vital public utilities and facilities destroyed or damaged by enemy action or natural disasters.
SECTION 3. DUTIES.
The Emergency Preparedness Committee duties are as follows: Analyze Wilson’s needs for public safety services; Review emergency management planning policies and procedures; Review public safety ordinances; and Collaborate with community public safety organizations to promote and enhance community disaster preparedness.
SECTION 4. ORGANIZATIONAL MEETINGS.
The Emergency Preparedness Committee shall organize annually following its appointment, by the election of a chairman, vice chairman and treasurer.  The City Clerk shall be ex officio secretary of said Committee and shall keep and preserve its records and issue such orders and notices as the Committee may direct.  The Committee may adopt suitable rules governing the calling and holding of its meetings and the transaction of its affairs:  Provided, that meetings may be held at any time upon the call of the chairman or in his absence by the vice chairman or secretary and a quorum to do business shall consist of three (3) members.  The Committee may adopt such other regulations as may be authorized and required for the performance of its duties and to safeguard the health of the inhabitants of the City.
SECTION 5.  ORDINANCES REPEALED.
All ordinances or parts of ordinances in conflict herewith are specifically repealed.
SECTION 6.  FORCE IN EFFECT.
This ordinance shall take effect and be in force from and after its publication once in the Ellsworth County Independent / Reporter, the official city newspaper all as provided by K.S.A. 12-3007.
To be passed and approved by the governing body of the City of Wilson, Kansas in the time, form and manner required by law this 4th day of February, 2013.

DAVID CRISWELL, Mayor

ATTEST:

Susan Kriley, City Clerk

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