The mayor by proclamation may impose the prohibitions and restrictions specified in sections 10-27 through 10-30, inclusive, in the manner described in those sections. The mayor may impose as many of those specified prohibitions and restrictions as he 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 findings in the proclamation.
The proclamation shall be in writing. 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 such proclamation in the town hall. The mayor shall retain a text of the proclamation and furnish upon request certified copies of such proclamation for use as evidence.
(Code 1974, § 5-6)
The proclamation authorized by this article may impose a curfew prohibiting in certain areas and during certain periods the appearance in public of anyone who is not a member of an exempted class. The proclamation shall specify the geographical areas and the period during each 24-hour day to which the curfew applies. The mayor may exempt from some or all of the curfew restrictions classes of people whose exemption the mayor finds necessary for the preservation of the public health, safety and welfare. The proclamation shall state the exempted classes and the restrictions from which each is exempted.
Unless otherwise specified in the proclamation, the curfew shall apply during the specified period each day until the mayor by proclamation removes the curfew.
(Code 1974, § 5-7)
The proclamation authorized by this article may prohibit the possession or consumption of any intoxicating liquor, including beer and wine, other than on one's own premises, and the transfer of any intoxicating liquor. The prohibition as to transfers, if imposed, shall apply to transfers of intoxicating liquor by employees of state alcoholic beverage control stores as well as by anyone else within the town.
If imposed, the restrictions authorized by this section shall apply throughout the town.
(Code 1974, § 5-8)
Cross reference— Consumption of intoxicating liquors in public places, § 16-1.
The proclamation authorized by this article may prohibit the possession of any dangerous weapon or substance unless it remains in a place of storage within the possessor's premises or, if the weapon or substance cannot be readily stored in the possessor's premises, unless it remains in a customary place of storage not readily available to the possessor. The proclamation may also prohibit the sale or other transfer or the transportation of any dangerous weapon or substance. The mayor may exempt from some or all of the restrictions authorized by this section classes of people whose possession, transfer or transportation of certain dangerous weapons or substances is necessary to the preservation of the public health, safety, or welfare. The proclamation shall state the exempted classes and the restrictions from which each is exempted.
For the purposes of this section, the phrase "dangerous weapon or substance" shall mean:
Any deadly weapon, ammunition, incendiary device or other instrument or substance designed for a use that carries a threat of serious bodily injury or destruction of property.
Any other instrument or substance that is capable of being used to inflict serious bodily injury or destruction of property, when the circumstances indicate that there is some probability that such instrument or substance will be so destructively used.
Any part or ingredient in any instrument or substance included in subsections (b)(1) and (2).
If imposed, the restrictions authorized by this section shall apply throughout the jurisdiction of the town.
(Code 1974, § 5-9)
The proclamation authorized by this article may prohibit obtaining access or attempting to obtain access to any area designated in the manner described in this section, in violation of any order, clearly posted notice or barricade indicating that access is denied or restricted.
Areas to which access is denied or restricted shall be designated by the chief of police and his subordinates when directed in the proclamation to do so by the mayor. When acting under this authority, the chief of police and his subordinates may restrict or deny access to any area, street or location within the town if that restriction or denial of access or use is reasonably necessary to promote efforts being made to overcome the emergency or to prevent further aggravation of the emergency.
(Code 1974, § 5-10)
The mayor may amend the proclamation authorized by this article from time to time, making such modifications as he would have been authorized to include in the original proclamation.
(Code 1974, § 5-11)
The mayor, in his discretion, may invoke the restrictions authorized by this article in separate proclamations and may amend any proclamation by means of a superseding proclamation.
(Code 1974, § 5-13)
The mayor shall by proclamation remove the prohibitions and restrictions authorized by this article as the emergency no longer requires them, or when directed to do so by the board of commissioners.
(Code 1974, § 5-12)
Any person violating any prohibition or restriction imposed by a proclamation authorized by this article shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and punishable as provided by section 1-6.
(Code 1974, § 5-14)