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2.36.070 – Local disaster emergencies

  1. A local disaster emergency may be declared only by the Mayor or municipal council.  If declared by the Mayor, it shall not be continued for a period in excess of seven (7) days except by or with the consent of the municipal council.  Any order or proclamation declaring, continuing, or terminating a local disaster emergency shall be given prompt and general publicity, and shall be filed promptly with the municipal clerk.
  2. The effect of a declaration of a local disaster emergency is to activate any and all applicable local emergency operations plans and to authorize the furnishing of aid and assistance thereunder.
  3. During a local disaster emergency, the Mayor may suspend the provisions of any municipal Chapter prescribing procedures for the conduct of municipal business, or the orders, rules, and regulations of any municipal agency, if strict compliance with the provisions of any Chapter, rule, or regulation would in any way prevent, hinder, or delay necessary action in coping with the emergency, as authorized by "The Illinois Emergency Management Agency Act", provided that, if the municipal council meets at such time, the Mayor shall act subject to the directions and restrictions imposed by that body.
(1994-M-26: § 1)