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(A) Declaration Of Disaster: The Principal Executive Officer of the Village is the Village President. The PEO, or his emergency interim successor, is the only individual who can officially declare a disaster in the Village. He is the ultimate authority in the Village during any declared disaster, but relies directly on information and advice from the Coordinator and the Village Administrator.
(B) Emergency Interim Successor: In the event that the PEO is unavailable, the powers of the office shall be exercised and duties shall be discharged by his designated emergency interim successors in the order specified. The emergency interim successors shall exercise the powers and discharge the duties of the office to which designated until as such time as a vacancy which may exist shall be filled in accordance with statutes, or until the PEO, or a preceding emergency interim successor, again becomes available to exercise the powers and discharge the duties of his office.
(C) Order Of Succession:
1. Emergency interim successors in the following order of succession are hereby designated for the PEO, the Village President as follows:
(a) Senior Trustee/President Pro Tem
(b) Next most senior Trustee
(c) Most senior Trustee available
2. All emergency interim successors shall exercise the powers and discharge the duties of an office until a successor is appointed or elected and qualified as may be provided by the Constitution, statutes, charters and ordinances or until the lawful incumbent is able to resume the exercise of the powers and discharge the duties of the office.
(D) Retention Of Records: All vital records shall be maintained and protected by the Coordinator for use in reestablishing governmental operations after the emergency is declared over. (Ord. 94-O-08, 3-28-1994)