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(a) The City Manager shall appoint an Emergency Management Administrator and Coordinator for the City in accordance with Ohio R.C. 5502.27.1.
(b) The Emergency Management Administrator and Coordinator shall, before entering upon their duties, take an oath of office in writing, before a person authorized to administer oaths in this State, as set forth in Ohio R.C. 5502.34.
(c) The Emergency Management Administrator and Coordinator shall be responsible for coordinating, organizing, administering and operating emergency management in accordance with the Emergency Operations Plan and City’s program, subject to the direction and control of the executive committee outlined within the Plan.
(d) The City Manager or Director shall direct City resources to the aid of other communities when required in accordance with the statutes of the State, and may request the State, or a political subdivision of the State to send aid to the City in case of disaster when resources of the City are no longer adequate to cope with the disaster.
(e) The City Manager or Director may require emergency services of any City officer or employee. If regular City forces are determined inadequate, the City Manager or Director may require the services of such other personnel as he can obtain that are available, including citizen volunteers. All duly authorized persons rendering emergency services shall be entitled to the privileges and immunities as are provided by State law and City ordinance for regular City employees and other registered and identified civil defense and disaster workers. Such persons may receive appropriate compensation for their emergency employment as may be set by Council.
(f) The Emergency Management Administrator and Coordinator shall be paid a salary as established by Council.
(g) The Emergency Management Administrator and Coordinator shall prepare an Emergency Operations Plan.
(Ord. 2006-81. Passed 6-19-06.)