Emergency Management Committee

1. The Emergency Management Committee is hereby established for The City of Red Deer within the meaning of section 11.1(1) of the Act.

2. The Emergency Management Committee will consist of the Mayor and two Councillors appointed by Council. All remaining members of Council will be alternate members. In the absence of a member, the Deputy Mayor or alternate Deputy Mayor will act in place of the Mayor and may appoint any of the remaining members of Council to act in place of an absent appointed Councillor.

3. The Emergency Management Committee will be chaired by the Mayor, or in the absence of the Mayor, by the Deputy Mayor or alternate Deputy Mayor.

4. In accordance with its authority to delegate as set out in section 203 of the Municipal Government Act, Council hereby delegates to Emergency Management Committee its powers and duties under section 21 of the Act, in particular the power to declare, renew and terminate a declaration of a State of Local Emergency.

5. The Emergency Management Committee shall meet annually or more frequently as required and may meet on less than 24 hours notice. Where in person meetings are not possible, the Emergency Management Committee may convene by telephone or electronic means of communication.

6. Where the Emergency Management Committee is not able to meet promptly, its powers may be exercised by the Mayor acting alone or, in the absence of the Mayor, by the Deputy Mayor or alternate Deputy Mayor.

7. The Emergency Management Committee shall be responsible to advise the City on the development of emergency management plans and programs.

8. The Emergency Management Committee may expend all sums required for the response to and recovery from an emergency event.

9. The Emergency Management Committee may enter into agreements with and make payments or grants, or both, to persons or organizations for the provision of services in the development or implementation of emergency management plans and programs.

For complete terms of reference please visit the Emergency Management Bylaw 3468/2011 (pdf) .