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(A) For the purpose of this section, the term EMERGENCY or EMERGENCIES shall be defined as those extraordinary situations or conditions, whether caused by nature or otherwise, that would require an unusually high provision of governmental services, or that would disrupt or interfere, or threaten to disrupt or interfere, with the prompt and proper provision of governmental services and/or protection of the general public.
(B) If an emergency is declared, as hereinafter provided, the following procedures may be utilized by the City of Fort Wayne during such emergency period:
(1) All property, including but not limited to, vehicles and equipment of the city, its utilities, and all of its boards, Commissions, departments, authorities and agencies may be utilized by the city, as directed by the Mayor, or his designee(s), during such emergency period, in an effort to deal with the emergency in question;
(2) All personnel of the city, its utilities, and of all of its boards, Commissions, departments, authorities and agencies, may be utilized by the city and placed under the direction of the Mayor, or designee(s), during such an emergency period, in an effort to deal with the emergency in question; and
(3) Allocation of costs incurred by the utilization of property and personnel for emergencies, as herein indicated, shall be made by the controller of the City of Fort Wayne, and such allocation shall be promptly reported to the Common Council.
(C) An emergency, as herein referred to, shall be declared by the Mayor, or his designee(s), by giving immediate written notice thereof to the Common Council and general public via the media. Such declaration of emergency shall include the nature of the emergency and the anticipated length thereof.
(D) This section shall not be construed to in any way interfere with or limit those emergency powers otherwise provided to the city and its officials.
('74 Code, § 2-8.3) (Ord. G-118-71, passed - -71)