Town of South Hadley, MA
Hampshire County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Meeting of the Town of South Hadley 1-11-2017 STM by Art. 14. Amendments noted where applicable.]

§ 77-1 Authority to order closings.

In the event of necessitated closings of Town facilities declared by the Town Administrator or his or her designee, on behalf of the Selectboard, the Town Administrator or his or her designee may order the closing of one or more Town facilities (including the Senior Center, but excluding the public schools) or the stoppage or relocation of any non-school Town operations for a full or part of any day or for more than one day.

§ 77-2 Reasons for closing.

For the purposes hereof, closing of Town facilities may be declared in the event of any foreseen or unforeseen occurrence which disrupts or threatens to disrupt Town operations and/or threatens the well-being of Town employees, including, without limitation, snowstorms or other inclement weather (e.g., hurricanes or floods), earthquakes, fires, power failures, acts of terrorism or bomb threats.

§ 77-3 Procedure.

[Amended 5-10-2017 ATM by Art. 13]
Any such closing order will be made by the Town Administrator or his or her designee after consultation, as may be feasible under the circumstances, with the Police Department and/or Department of Public Works and shall be noticed by municipal notification system, social media, television, radio or any other means practicable which are readily available to widely circulate a closure or other emergency.