Sec. 2-8-30.   Powers of Mayor.
   In addition to any and all powers enumerated in this Code, the Mayor shall have further emergency powers as necessary to preserve the peace and order of the City, as follows:
   (1)   The Mayor shall have the power to declare an emergency to exist when, in his or her opinion, one (1) or more of the following conditions exist:
      a.   There is extreme likelihood of danger of destruction of life or property due to unusual conditions.
      b.   Unusual or extreme weather conditions make the use of City streets or areas difficult or impossible.
      c.   Civil unrest, commotion or uprising is imminent or exists.
      d.   There is a stoppage or loss of electrical power affecting a major portion of the City.
   (2)   The emergency shall be declared in a proclamation of the Mayor, which proclamation shall be delivered to the designated law enforcement official. The designated law enforcement official shall then see that said proclamation is delivered to all news media within the City and shall also use public address systems throughout the City to immediately notify the public of said proclamation and that violators will be arrested and subject to penalty.
   (3)   After declaration of such emergency, the Mayor shall have the authority to exercise any or all of the following powers:
      a.   To call upon regular and auxiliary enforcement agencies and organizations within or without the City to assist in preserving and keeping the peace and the preservation of life and property of the citizenry of the City.
      b.   To close streets and sidewalks and to delineate areas within the City wherein an emergency exists.
      c.   To impose a curfew upon all or any portion of the City, thereby requiring all persons in such designated curfew areas to forthwith remove themselves from public streets, alleys, parks or other public places; provided, however, that physicians, nurses and ambulance operators performing medical services, utility personnel maintaining essential public services, firefighters and City-authorized or City-requested enforcement officers and personnel may be exempted from such curfew.
      d.   To order the closing of any business establishments anywhere within the City for the period of the emergency, such businesses to include, but not be limited to, those selling intoxicating liquors, malt beverages, gasoline or firearms.
      e.   To do any and all acts necessary and incidental to the preservation of life, limb and property within the City.
   (4)   The proclamation specifying with exactness the area in which the emergency is declared to exist shall become effective upon its issuance and dissemination to the public by the appropriate news media.
   (5)   Duration of emergency.
      a.   Any emergency proclaimed in accordance with the provisions of this Article shall terminate after forty-eight (48) hours from the issuance thereof, or upon the issuance of a proclamation determining that an emergency no longer exists, whichever occurs first; provided, however, that upon declaration of a second or further emergencies, the emergency powers set forth herein may be exercised during such further emergency period or periods, but never for more than forty-eight (48) hours in one (1) declared emergency period.
      b.   No emergency period shall extend beyond the next regular, special or called meeting of the Board of Trustees unless at such a meeting the declaration of emergency is specifically approved by resolution of the Board of Trustees.
(Prior code 2-11-3; Ord. 347 §1, 2008)