Section 7-19 Powers of city manager and administrator.

    The city manager and the administrator, in accordance with Chapter 44, RSMo, may:

    (1)    Expend funds; make contracts; obtain and distribute equipment, materials and supplies for civil defense purposes; provide for the health and safety of persons, including emergency assistance to victims of an enemy attack; provide for the safety of property; and direct and coordinate the development of disaster plans and programs in accordance with the policies and plans of the federal and state disaster and emergency planning.

    (2)    Appoint and remove rescue teams and other emergency operations teams, units or personnel.

    (3)    Assign emergency missions to nongovernmental groups such as physicians and news media as necessary to develop a capability to augment government disaster response.

    (4)    In the event of declared national or local emergency waive the provisions of law requiring advertisements for bids for the performance of public works or entering into contracts.

    (5)    With the approval of the city council and consistent with the Missouri Emergency Operations Plan, enter into mutual-aid agreements with other public and private agencies within and without the state for reciprocal emergency aid.

    (6)    Accept services, materials, equipment, supplies or funds granted or loaned by the federal government for disaster planning and operations purposes.

(Code 1964, § 6.060; Ord. No. 10457, § 1, 2-18-85; Ord. No. 17169, § 1, 2-4-02)

    Cross reference(s)--City officers and employees generally, § 2-121 et seq.

(17169, Amended, 02/04/2002, Prior Text)