[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Spring Lake by Ord. No. 5-1971 (§ 3-11 of the Revised General Ordinances). Amendments noted where applicable.]
The Mayor or, in the absence, disability or death of the Mayor, the acting Mayor, as provided for by statute, may issue without the consent, consultation or advice of the Borough Council one or more of the following proclamations:
To declare a curfew during specified hours covering all or a portion of the Borough thereby requiring all persons to remove themselves at once from the public streets, sidewalks, parks and other public places, except that such a curfew shall exempt all necessary medical personnel, police officers, firefighters, utility personnel and such other persons as may be required to maintain essential services and to maintain peace and good order.
To declare a curfew during specified hours prohibiting the use of the public streets in all or a portion of the Borough by any person operating a motor vehicle of any description except the use of such motor vehicles as may be authorized by the Mayor or by such other officer authorized to act in his behalf.
To close during the emergency period, as contemplated herein, all motor vehicle service stations and all places licensed to sell and dispense alcoholic beverages within the Borough.
To prohibit any person during the emergency, as contemplated herein, from carrying, holding or possessing any firearms, explosives of any kind, or any rock, bottle, club or other object capable of being used as a weapon except that this prohibition shall not apply to law enforcement officers nor to other authorized personnel engaged in maintaining essential services and in preserving peace and good order.
To issue all orders deemed necessary to maintain peace and good order and to suppress all riots and tumultuous assemblies within the Borough; and further, to issue all orders deemed necessary or advisable to protect and to preserve the lives and properties of the inhabitants of the Borough.
The emergency proclamations provided herein shall terminate 48 hours from the issuance thereof unless either terminated sooner by a proclamation stating that the emergency has ceased or extended for a reasonable period of time not in excess of 48 hours.
The emergency proclamations shall become effective upon issuance thereof by the Mayor or acting Mayor, and the same shall be disseminated to the public by news media, postings in conspicuous places within the Borough and, whenever feasible, by public-address systems within the Borough.
This chapter is intended to augment any other statute or ordinance covering the same or related subject matter.