[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Town Council of the Borough of Chambersburg 9-27-1978 by Ord. No. 78-25. Amendments noted where applicable.]
In order to enable him effectually to preserve the public peace within the borough, all the powers which are devolved by the laws of this commonwealth upon sheriffs to prevent and suppress mobs, riots and unlawful and tumultuous assemblies are hereby conferred upon the Mayor, and the Mayor is authorized to declare a state of emergency created by natural or man-made disasters in order to preserve life, health or property.
When the Mayor considers that a state of emergency exists, he may issue his proclamation, which shall be in writing and the contents of which shall be made available to all news media within the borough, declaring a state of emergency for a period not to exceed five days, unless sooner rescinded, modified or ratified or extended by resolution of Borough Council.
In his proclamation he may prohibit, for all or any part of the borough:
Any person being on the public streets or in the public parks or at any other public place during the hours declared by him to be a period of curfew.
The entry or departure of persons into or from any restricted area.
The sale, purchase or dispensing of any commodities or goods, as designated by him.
The transportation, possession or use of gasoline, kerosene or other combustible, flammable or explosive liquids or materials, except in connection with the normal operation of motor vehicles, normal home use or legitimate commercial use.
Any other such activities as he reasonably believes should be prohibited to help preserve life, health, property or the public peace.
The proclamation shall describe any restricted area with particularity and shall specify the hours during which such restrictions are to be in effect.
Any person violating such proclamation of emergency shall be guilty of a summary offense and shall, upon conviction, be sentenced to pay a fine not to exceed $300 and costs or to undergo imprisonment not to exceed 30 days.