(A)   The Director, with consent of the City Council, shall represent the city at any regional or state conferences for emergency management. The Director shall develop proposed mutual aid agreements with other political subdivisions of the county and state for reciprocal emergency management aid and assistance in an emergency too great to be dealt with unassisted, and shall present the agreements to the City Council for its action. The arrangements shall be consistent with the state’s Emergency Plan.
   (B)   The Director shall make studies and surveys of the manpower, industries, resources and facilities of the city as deemed necessary to determine their adequacy for emergency management and to plan for their most efficient use in time of an emergency or disaster. The Director shall establish the economic stabilization systems and measures, service staffs, boards and sub-boards required, in accordance with state and federal plans and directions subject to approval of the Council.
   (C)   The Director shall prepare a Comprehensive Emergency Plan for the emergency preparedness of the city and shall present the plan to the City Council for its approval. When the Council has approved the plan by resolution, it shall be the duty of all city agencies, departments and emergency preparedness forces of the city to perform the duties and functions assigned by the plan as approved. The plan may be modified in like manner from time to time. The Director shall coordinate the emergency management activities of the city to the end that they shall be consistent and fully integrated with the emergency plan of the Federal Government and the state and coordinated with the emergency plan of the county.
   (D)   In accordance with the state’s and county’s Emergency Plan, the Director shall institute training programs, public information programs and conduct practice warning alerts and emergency exercises as may be necessary to assure prompt and effective operation of the city’s Emergency Management Plan when the disaster occurs.
   (E)   (1)   The Director shall utilize the personnel, services, equipment, supplies and facilities of existing departments and agencies of the city to the maximum extent practicable. The officers and personnel of all such departments and agencies shall, to the maximum extent practicable, cooperate with and extend the services and facilities to the city and county emergency management organization and to the Governor upon request.
      (2)   The head of each department or agency in cooperation with the Director shall be responsible for the planning and programming of the emergency activities as will involve the utilization of the facilities of the department or agency.
   (F)   The Director shall, in cooperation with existing city departments and agencies affected, assist in the organizing, recruiting and training of the emergency management personnel that may be required on a volunteer basis to carry out the emergency plans of the city and state. To the extent that the emergency personnel are recruited to augment a regular city department or agency, they shall be under the administration and control of the department or agency.
   (G)   Consistent with the state emergency services law, the Director shall coordinate the activity of city emergency management organizations within the city and assist in establishing and conducting training programs as required to assure emergency operational capability in the several services (M.S. Ch. 12, § 12.25, as it may be amended from time to time).
   (H)   The Director shall carry out all orders, rules and regulations issued by the Governor with reference to emergency management.
   (I)   The Director shall prepare and submit such reports on emergency preparedness activities as may be requested by the Council.
(Prior Code, § 14.04)  (Ord. 283, Third Series, effective 2-2-2006)