Chapter 2.60


2.60.010    Definitions.

2.60.020    Proclamation.

2.60.030    Curfew.

2.60.040    Emergency orders.

2.60.010 Definitions.

A. “Civil emergency” is defined to be:

1. A riot or unlawful assembly characterized by the use of actual force or violence, or any threat to use force if accompanied by immediate power to execute, by three or more persons acting together without authority of law;

2. Any natural disaster or manmade calamity including flood, conflagration, cyclone, tornado, earthquake or explosion within the corporate limits of the town, resulting in the death or injury of persons or the destruction of property to such an extent that extraordinary measures must be taken to protect the public health, safety and welfare.

B. “Curfew” is defined as a prohibition against any person or persons walking, running, loitering, standing or motoring upon any alley, street, highway, public property or vacant premises within the corporate limits of the town, except persons officially designated to duty with reference to said civil emergency. (Ord. 70-6 § 1, 1970).

2.60.020 Proclamation.

When in the judgment of the mayor, a civil emergency as defined in this chapter is deemed to exist, he shall forthwith proclaim, in writing, the existence of the same. (Ord. 70-6 § 2, 1970).

2.60.030 Curfew.

After proclamation of a civil emergency by the mayor, he may order a general curfew applicable to such geographical areas of the town, or of the town as a whole, as he deems advisable and applicable during such hours of the day or night as he deems necessary in the interest of the public safety, health and welfare. (Ord. 70-6 § 3, 1970).

2.60.040 Emergency orders.

After proclamation of a civil emergency, the mayor may also, in the interest of public safety, health and welfare, make any or all of the following orders:

A. Order the closing of all retail liquor stores;

B. Order the closing of all beer taverns;

C. Order the closing of all private clubs or portions thereof wherein the consumption of intoxicating liquor and/or beer is permitted;

D. Order the discontinuance of the sale of beer;

E. Order the discontinuance of selling, distributing or giving away gasoline or other liquid flammable or combustible products in any container other than a gasoline tank properly affixed to a motor vehicle;

F. Order the closing of gasoline stations and other establishments the chief activity of which is the sale, distribution or dispensing of liquid flammable or combustible products;

G. Issue such other orders as are imminently necessary for the protection of life, health, safety and property of the residents of the town. (Ord. 2012-16 § 1, 2012; Ord. 70-6 § 4, 1970).