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(A) In the event of an existing or threatened state of emergency endangering the lives, safety, health, and welfare of the people within the village, or threatening damage to or destruction of property, the Mayor of the village is hereby authorized and empowered to issue a public proclamation declaring to all persons the existence of such a state of emergency, and, in order more effectively to protect the lives, safety and property of people within the village, to define and impose a curfew applicable to all persons within the jurisdiction of the village.
(B) The Mayor is hereby authorized and empowered to limit the application of a curfew to any area specifically designated and described within the village and to specific hours of the day or night; and to exempt from the curfew police officers, firefighters, doctors, nurses, and such other classes of persons as may be essential to the preservation of public order and immediately necessary to serve the safety, health, and welfare needs of the people within the village.
(C) The Mayor will, or any member of the Village Council may request that, as soon as safe and possible, to convene the majority of Council in person or by electronic means and by majority will confirm the state of emergency, may determine the time frame for the continuation of the declaration, may review scope of and/or determine the conclusion of the state of emergency.
(D) If the Mayor is unavailable, the Mayor Pro Tem shall have the same rights vested in the Mayor as provided in this chapter.
(Ord. passed 5-19-2020)