Sec. 6-1.  Intent and purpose.
   (a)   It is the intent and purpose of this subchapter to establish a Department of Emergency Management that will ensure the complete and efficient utilization of all Town of Surf City resources to mitigate against, prepare for, response to, and recover from impacts resulting from disasters, natural and manmade, utilizing the "All Hazards" framework.
   (b)   The Town of Surf City Department of Emergency Management will be the coordinating agency for all activity in connection with Emergency Management roles and responsibilities. It will be the instrument through which the Town of Surf City Elected and Executive officials shall exercise their authority and discharge the responsibilities vested in them during disasters and emergencies.
   (c)   This subchapter will not relieve any subordinate department of the moral responsibilities or authority given to it in the Town of Surf City charter or by other local ordinance.
(Ord. No. 2019-03, § 1 (part), 4-2-19; Ord. No. 2021-04, § 1 (part), 4-6-2021)