(A)   The City Council may, on recommendation of the Municipal Director of Civil Defense, authorize any purchase or contracts necessary to place the municipality in a position to combat effectively any disaster resulting from the explosion of any nuclear or other bomb or missile, and to protect the public health and safety, protect property and provide emergency assistance to victims in the case of such disaster, or from natural disaster.
   (B)   In the event of enemy caused or natural disaster, the Municipal Director of Civil Defense is authorized, on behalf of the municipality to procure such services, supplies, equipment or material as may be necessary for such purposes, in view of the exigency, without regard to the statutory procedures or formalities normally prescribed by law pertaining to municipal contracts or obligations, as authorized by the Illinois Emergency Management Act; provided that, if the City Council meets at such time, he or she shall act subject to the directions and restrictions imposed by that body.
(Prior Code, § 11-40) (Ord. 493, passed 11-3-1958)