Ordinance No.

CITY OF MILACA
ORDINANCE NO. 406
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 31 OF THE MUNICIPAL CODE
Be it Ordained by the Milaca City Council that Section 31 of the Milaca Municipal code be hereby amended:
31.20 CONTINUATION OF DEPARTMENT.
There is hereby continued in this city a Volunteer Fire Department consisting of a Chief(s) and, other officers as the City Manager or City Council shall establish, and a number of firefighters as may be determined from time to time by the City Manager, but shall not be greater than 25. (Ord. passed 1-19-89)
31.21 FIREFIGHTER APPOINTMENT.
(A) The officers on the department shall be selected annually by the Chief from an eligibility list subject to confirmation by the City Manager-Clerk following consultation with the City Council. Each shall hold office for one year and until his or her successor has been duly qualified and appointed, except that an officer may be removed by the City Manager-Clerk for cause.
(B) Firefighters and probationary firefighters shall be appointed or removed by the City Manager- Clerk, who shall take into consideration recommendations of the Department officers and members of the Department. (Ord. passed 1-19-89)
31.22 DUTIES OF CHIEF.
(A) The Chief(s) shall have control of the firefighting apparatus and shall be solely responsible for its care and condition. He or she shall make an annual report to the Council at its meeting in June of each year on the condition of the equipment and needs of the Fire Department.
(B) He or she may submit additional reports and recommendations at any meeting of the Council, and shall report each suspension by him or her of a member of the Fire Department to the City Manager-Clerk as soon as reasonably practicable following the suspension.
(C) The Chief(s) shall be responsible for the proper training of Firefighters. The City Manager may discipline or suspend any member for refusal or neglect to obey orders or for violating Fire Department Organization Rules and Regulations.(Ord. passed 1-19-89)
31.23 RECORDS.
The Chief shall keep in convenient form a complete record of all fires. The record shall include the time of the alarm, location of fire, cause of fire (if known), type of building, name of owner and tenant, purpose for which occupied, value of building and contents, members of the Department responding to the alarm, and other information as he or she may deem advisable or as may be required from time to time by the City Manager-Clerk or the State Department of Commerce. (Ord. passed 1-19-89)
31.24 REGULATIONS.
The Department may enact a department policy manual for its regulation as shall be necessary from time to time, all of which shall be subject to confirmation by the Council. All these regulations shall comply with all ordinances of this city as well as with all laws of the state, specifically including, but not by way of limitation, compliance with the State Human Rights Act (M.S. 363.01 through 363.14, as amended from time to time), and comply with applicable federal laws. (Ord. passed 1-19-89)
31.25 COMPENSATION.
The members and officers of the Fire Department shall receive compensation for their services to the Department as shall be set annually by the Council. The City Manager-Clerk and Chief shall annually or at other periods of time recommend to the Council the basis for and amount of compensation. (Ord. passed 1-19-89)
31.26 RELIEF ASSOCIATION.
The city Fire Department Relief Association heretofore organized and maintained by the Department is hereby continued in accordance with law. (Ord. passed 1-19-89)
Passed this 19th day of December, 2013.
ATTEST: Mayor Harold Pedersen
Greg Lerud, City Manager Published in the
Mille Lacs County Times
January 2, 2014
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