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The Village President is hereby authorized to declare a state of emergency for the village when any of the following standards are met:
(A) A state of emergency has been lawfully declared by a federal, state, county or local official for a geographic area encompassing any portion of the village;
(B) The Village President determines that a state of emergency exists in the village due to any disaster, defined as follows:
DISASTER means an occurrence or threat of widespread or severe damage, injury or loss of life or property resulting from any natural or technological cause, including but not limited to, fire, flood, earthquake, wind, storm, hazardous materials spill or other water contamination requiring emergency action to avert danger or damage, epidemic, air contamination, blight, extended periods of severe and inclement weather, drought, infestation, critical shortages of essential fuels and energy, explosion, riot, hostile military or paramilitary action, public health emergencies, or acts of domestic terrorism.
(C) During a state of emergency, the Village President is authorized to exercise, by executive order, such powers as may be reasonably necessary to respond to the emergency.
(D) Prior to exercising any emergency powers, the Village President shall sign, under oath, a statement finding that the standards for declaring a state of emergency have been met, setting forth facts to substantiate such findings, describing the nature of the emergency, and declaring that a state of emergency exists. The Village President shall file the statement with the Village Clerk as soon as it is practicable.
(E) At any time after the declaration of a state of emergency, the Village President may issue a statement declaring the state of emergency expired. If the Village President does not issue a statement declaring the state of emergency expired, a state of emergency shall expire upon the adjournment of the first regular meeting of the Board of Trustees after the state of emergency is declared.
(Ord. 980, passed 2-16-2011)