As soon as possible after a disaster emergency affecting the county is declared either by the Governor or by the principal executive officer of the county, the principal executive officer of the county shall convene a meeting of the Commissioners to perform their legislative and administrative functions as the situation may demand. If the principal executive officer fails or is unable to perform the above duty, the meeting shall be convened by some other member of the Board of Commissioners, or by the Auditor or the successively empowered county officers, in accordance with I.C. 36-2-2-8(a). Any such meeting of the Commissioners shall automatically be deemed an emergency meeting subject only to such procedural provisions of law as govern emergency meetings of County Commissioners, 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.
(Ord. 2014-5, passed 4-21-2014)