[HISTORY: Adopted by the Commissioners of the Town of Dewey Beach 11-14-1992 by Ord. No. 248 (§§ 840 through 846 of the 1984 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
The Dewey Beach, Delaware Emergency Operation Plan (DBEOP), with its annexes and other attachments, provides the basis for coordinated emergency operations throughout the Town of Dewey Beach prior to, during and after a disaster, caused or natural.
This plan further provides planning guidance on civil defense emergency operations for the departments and agencies of the Town as required by the basic Civil Defense Law outlined in Delaware Code Annotated, Title 20, Part II, Chapter 31.
When in the judgment of the Mayor, or in his absence, a designated authority, a civil emergency, as defined herein, is deemed to exist, he shall forthwith proclaim in writing the existence of same.
After proclamation of a civil emergency, the Mayor, or designate, may order a general curfew applicable to such geographical areas of the Town or to the Town as a whole as he deems advisable and applicable during such hours of the day or night as he deems necessary in the interests of the public safety and welfare.
After proclamation of a civil emergency, the Mayor, or designate as the case may be, may also in the interest of public safety and welfare, make any and all of the following orders:
Order the closing of all retail liquor stores.
Order the closing of all beer taverns.
Order the closing of all private clubs or portions thereof wherein the consumption of intoxicating liquor and/or beer is permitted.
Order the discontinuance of the sale of beer, wine and liquor.
Order the discontinuance of selling, distributing or giving away gasoline or other liquid flammable or combustible products in any container other than a gasoline tank properly affixed to a motor vehicle.
Order the closing of gasoline stations and other establishments, the chief activity of which is the sale, distribution or dispensing of liquid flammable or combustible products.
Order the temporary closing of any and all streets, alleys and other public ways in Dewey Beach.
Issue such other orders as are immediately necessary for the protection of life and property.
Should the Mayor, or designate, deem it necessary to invoke any or all of the provisions of § 16-5, inclusive, he shall give notice of same by means of a written proclamation, publicly posted in the Town Hall and issued to the news media for immediate dissemination to the public.
Any person violating the provisions of this chapter or an executive order issued pursuant thereto, shall be punishable by fine not exceeding $100 and/or imprisonment for a period not to exceed 30 days, or both.