[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Council of the Township of Ewing 11-24-1998 by Ord. No. 98-13 as Ch. 96 of the 1998 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Whenever the Mayor or, in the event of the Mayor's inability to act, the Emergency Management Director determines that an emergency exists or will exist as a result of mob action, riots, disturbances or other civil disobedience, which may cause or is causing danger or injury to or damage to persons or property, the Mayor or, in his absence, the Emergency Management Director shall have power to impose, by proclamation, regulations necessary to preserve the peace and order of the Township.
A curfew may be imposed upon all or any portion of the Township, thereby requiring all persons in such designated curfew areas to forthwith remove themselves from the public streets, alleys, parks or other public places or lands abutting the same; provided, however, that physicians, nurses and ambulance operators performing medical services, utility personnel maintaining essential public services, firemen and Township-authorized or -requested law enforcement officers and personnel may be exempted from such curfew.
Any business establishments anywhere within the Township may be closed for the period of the emergency, and such other limitations on business activities or sales may be imposed as may be necessary.
Any public street, thoroughfare or vehicle parking areas may be closed to motor vehicles and pedestrian traffic.
Regular and auxiliary law enforcement agencies and organizations within or without the Township may be called upon to assist in preserving and keeping the peace within the Township.
Such other rules and regulations as may be necessary to implement and carry out emergency control operations and to protect the health, safety and welfare of the citizens and residents of the Township may be imposed.
The proclamation of emergency provided herein shall become effective upon its issuance and dissemination to the public.
Any emergency and the rules and regulations proclaimed thereunder shall remain in full force and effect until amended or terminated by proclamation.
These powers shall be in addition to and supplemental with the authority given to the Municipal Emergency Management Coordinator under N.J.S.A. App. A:9-40.5.