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For the purpose of §§ 2-9-3-1 et seq. the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
ATTACK. Any hostile action by an enemy of the United States which is intended to and does physically damage citizens or property in the United States.
DISASTER. The damage, or injury, caused by enemy attack to persons or property in this state of such magnitude that a state of martial law is declared to exist in New Mexico and a disaster emergency is declared by the Chief Executive Officer of the United States and the Chief Executive Officer of New Mexico.
DULY AUTHORIZED DEPUTY. A person who is presently authorized to perform all of the functions, exercise all of the powers and discharge all of the duties of an office in the event the office is vacant or at such times as it lacks administration due to the death, absence or disability of the incumbent officer.
EMERGENCY INTERIM SUCCESSOR. A person designated pursuant to §§ 2-9-3-1 et seq. for possible temporary succession to the powers and duties, but not the office, of a city officer in the event that such officer or any duly authorized deputy is unavailable to exercise the powers and discharge the duties of the office.
UNAVAILABLE. A vacancy in office exists and there is no deputy authorized to exercise all of the powers and discharge the duties of the office, or that the lawful incumbent of the office (including any deputy exercising the powers and discharging the duties of an office because of a vacancy) and his duly authorized deputy are absent or unable, for physical, mental, or legal reasons, to exercise the powers and discharge the duties of the office.
('74 Code, § 1-2-2) (Ord. 2167)