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The mayor shall have the following duties, responsibilities and powers:
(A) He may remove or suspend the director of civil preparedness or any officer, member, employee or agent of the office of civil preparedness, or of any emergency or volunteer service organized by the office, subject to any applicable civil service laws or regulations.
(B) In the event of a major disaster caused by, among other things, enemy attack, sabotage or other hostile action, storm, riot, fire, flood or other causes or in the event of the imminence thereof, the mayor may declare that a state of civil preparedness emergency exists, in which he may personally, or through his duly authorized representative or representatives, take direct operational control of any or all parts of the civil preparedness forces and functions in the town.
(C) Upon the declaration, the provisions of this paragraph (C) shall immediately become effective and shall continue in effect until the end of the civil preparedness emergency has been declared:
(1) The mayor may order into action all or any part of the civil preparedness forces of the town.
(2) The mayor may designate the vehicles and persons as shall be permitted to move and the routes which they shall follow, or routes which shall be closed to movement.
(3) The mayor shall take appropriate measures for the protection of the health and safety of any and all persons including inmates of any institutions within the town and children in the schools.
(4) The mayor may order the evacuation of all or part of the population of stricken or threatened areas and may take these steps as are necessary for the receipt and care of the evacuees and as are necessary to protect life and property in or related to any stricken or threatened areas.
(5) The mayor may take other steps as are reasonably necessary in the light of the emergency to protect the health, safety and welfare of the people of the town, and to minimize the effects of actual or imminent disasters, due to hostile action or natural causes.
(D) Upon declaration of a civil preparedness emergency, the mayor is authorized to expend such monies as may be necessary to carry out the provisions of this chapter. The mayor shall submit to the legislative council, as soon as practical, a detailed report of amounts so expended.
(Ord. 119, passed 6-3-74)