(A)   In the event of an existing or threatened state of emergency endangering the lives, safety, health, and welfare of the people within the town or threatening damage to or destruction of property, the Mayor is hereby authorized and empowered to issue a public proclamation declaring to all persons the existence of a state of emergency and, in order to more effectively protect the lives and property of people within the town, to place in effect any of the restrictions authorized in this chapter.
   (B)   The Mayor is hereby authorized and empowered to limit by the proclamation the appli- cation of all or any part of the restrictions to any area specifically designated or described within the corporate limits and to specific hours of the day or night; and to exempt from those restrictions law enforcement officers, firefighters, and other public employees; doctors, nurses, and employees of hospitals and other medical facilities; on-duty military personnel, whether state or federal; on-duty employees of public utilities; public transportation companies, newspaper, magazine, radio broadcasting, and television broadcasting corporations operated for profit; 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 town.
('71 Code, § 6-12) (Ord. passed 11-14-69)