(A)   In the event of actual or threatened disaster affecting the city, the principal executive officer of the city may declare a local disaster emergency, pursuant to I.C. 10-4-1-23(a), for any period not to exceed seven days. The declaration shall be in writing and indicate the nature of the disaster and the conditions which have brought it about, and the area or areas threatened and to which the state of emergency applies, which may include the entire city or only designated parts thereof. The declaration shall be filed in the office of the Clerk-Treasurer of the city and shall be announced or disseminated to the general public by the best means available. However, the declaration is not invalid nor ineffective if any of the filing and dissemination requirements cannot be complied with due to the prevailing adverse circumstances. A declaration is not necessary if the Governor or County Commissioners, pursuant to I.C. 10-4-1, has already proclaimed a statewide, area-wide or countywide state of emergency, including the county.
(`90 Code, § 8.46.080)
   (B)   As soon as possible after a disaster emergency affecting the city is declared either by the Governor, County Commissioners or principal executive officer of the city, the principal executive officer of the city shall convene a meeting of the Common Council to perform their legislative and administrative functions, as the situation may demand. If the principal executive officer of the city fails or is unable to perform the above duty, the meeting shall be convened by a member of the Common Council. Any meeting of the Council shall automatically be deemed an emergency meeting subject only to the procedural provisions of law as govern emergency meetings of common councils, including relaxation of any applicable notice requirements, pursuant to I.C. 5-14-1.5-5(d), and may be held in any convenient and available place. The meeting shall continue without adjournment for the duration of the disaster emergency, but may be recessed for reasonable periods of time as necessary and permitted by the circumstances.
(`90 Code, § 8.46.090)
   (C)   In the event that a quorum of the Common Council cannot be assembled for purposes of the meeting required, the principal executive officer of the city shall be considered a plenipotentiary representative of the Council and shall have all powers and may take all actions of the full board under § 35.09 until the assemblage of a quorum is possible.
(`90 Code, § 8.46.100) (Ord. 90-38, passed - -)