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Title:An Ordinance Designating the City Officials Authorized to Declare a State of Emergency
Summary:An ordinance that states which officials may declare a state of emergency.
Original Author:Darden, Ron
Co-Author:
Product Create Date:01/12/2005
Last Reviewed on::07/27/2010
Subject:Emergency management--Municipal ordinances; Emergency management; Municipal ordinances
Type:Ordinance
Original Document: Ordinance Designating the City Officials Authorized to Declare a State of Emergency.pdf

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Text of Document: Ordinance Designating the City Officials Authorized to Declare a State of Emergency.doc
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AN ORDINANCE DESIGNATING THE CITY OFFICIALS AUTHORIZED TO DECLARE A STATE OF EMERGENCY

Whereas, an occurrence or threat of an occurrence, whether natural or man made, that results in or may result in substantial injury or harm to the population or substantial damage or loss of property and may result in the need to declare a state of emergency by municipal officials.

Now, Therefore, Be It Ordained by the City Council of the City of Rockford, Tennessee that the Mayor, or the Vice-mayor in the mayor’s absence, may declare a state of emergency for the City of Rockford.

This Ordinance shall become effective upon its passage the public welfare requiring it.

Passed First Reading__________________.
Passed Second Reading_________________.


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Mayor Attest: City Recorder

Please remember that this ordinance was drafted based upon the drafting requirements and authority granted to a particular city or town in its charter and in general law. These drafting requirements and the authority exercised in this ordinance might not apply to your city or town.

Please confer with your city attorney or an MTAS legal consultant, or both, before using this ordinance as a model.