(A)   The Mayor of the town, by proclamation, may impose the prohibitions and restrictions specified in §§ 5-1.3. through 5-1.11. of this article in the manner described in those sections. The Mayor may impose as many of those specified prohibitions and restrictions as he or she finds are necessary, because of an emergency, to maintain an acceptable level of public order and services, and to protect lives, safety and property. The Mayor shall recite his or her findings in the proclamation.
   (B)   (1)   The proclamation shall be in writing.
      (2)   The Mayor shall take reasonable steps to give notice of the terms of the proclamation to those affected by it and shall post a copy of it in the County Courthouse and in public places within the town. The Mayor shall, as soon as possible, send reports of the substance of the proclamation to the Chairperson of the County Board of Commissioners, or designee; and to the mass communications media which serves the affected area. The Mayor shall retain a text of the proclamation, and furnish upon request, certified copies of it.
(2003 Code, § 5-1.2) (Adopted 2-2-1993)