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For the purpose of §§ 2-9-1-1 et seq. the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
BOMB. Any can, bottle, box or other container, having therein a chemical agent or a combination of chemical agents or other substances with a means installed to activate such substances which when activated will cause fire or explosion.
(1) A riot. Any use of force or violence, or any threat to use force or violence, if accompanied by the immediate power of execution, which threatens to result in acts described in division (4) below by three or more persons acting together, and without authority of law, which cannot be controlled or stopped under existing conditions and authority, is a riot.
(2) Unlawful assembly consisting of three or more persons assembling together with intent to do any unlawful act described in division (4) below with force or violence against the person or property of another, and who make any overt act to carry out such unlawful purpose, or who do a lawful act in an unlawful, violent or tumultuous manner, which cannot be controlled or stopped under existing conditions or authority.
(3) A natural disaster or a human-caused calamity, including but not limited to flood, conflagration, cyclone, tornado, earthquake, technological disruption, cyberattack or explosion occurring within or affecting property within the city limits of the city which endangers life and property to such extent that extraordinary measures must be taken to protect the public health, safety and welfare.
(4) Unlawful activities, such as looting, arson, fire bombing, sniping, interference with emergency vehicles, widespread criminal damage to property, which in the opinion of the Mayor based upon consultation with the Chief of Police cannot be controlled nor stopped under existing conditions and authority without unduly further endangering life or property.
CURFEW. That period of time as declared by the Mayor during which no person or persons shall be upon the public streets, sidewalks, grounds or semi-public property either on foot or in vehicles of any type within the city, except, however, that persons authorized by the Mayor by administrative order shall not be subject to the curfew.
MAYOR. The Mayor of the city or his designated representative.
MOLOTOV COCKTAIL. A bottle or other type container, containing gasoline or any other inflammable matter to which has been inserted or attached a fuse type wick or any similar contrivance.
PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY. An actual or imminent outbreak, or reasonable threat of an actual or imminent outbreak, of any infectious disease that presents a threat to the health or safety of the residents of the city, or threatens to unreasonably strain the medical or emergency service resources available in the city.
('74 Code, § 1-3-1) (Ord. 58-1968; Am. Ord. 2020-010)