[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Selectmen of the Town of Madison 11-26-2007. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Emergency management — See Ch. 44.
The Madison Board of Selectman shall have the power and authority to issue a proclamation that an emergency exists under the conditions specified in Title 37-B M.R.S.A. sec. 742. The proclamation may declare the fact that an emergency exists in any or all sections of the Municipality. A copy of such a proclamation shall be filed within 24 hours with the Town Clerk.
Notwithstanding the above, when consultation with the Board of Selectmen would result in a substantial delay in an effective response in alleviating or preventing an emergency or disaster, the First Selectman is authorized to take whatever actions are necessary to prevent the loss of life and property in the Town of Madison.
Whereas, the Board of Selectmen is charged with the responsibility for the well being of citizens within said Town; and whereas, the Board of Selectmen is in session only at special times, and when the First Selectmen is not available, they have empowered the Madison Emergency Management Director with the authority to proclaim an emergency state for or within the said Town should it exist.
The Madison Emergency Operations Plan shall be the Town's governing document for emergency response and recovery by all municipal organizations. An emergency situation shall be defined as an event that threatens the life, safety, and property of the residents or visitors of Madison or destruction of the environment.
Editor's Note: The Emergency Operations Plan is on file in the Town offices.