[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Suffern 9-12-1983 by L.L. No. 7-1983. Amendments noted where applicable.]
By enactment of this chapter, pursuant to Article 2-B of the Executive Law, it is the intent of the Board of Trustees of the Village of Suffern to provide for the continuation of essential services and emergency services in time of disaster, the coordination of state and local natural disaster and emergency response functions and effective response to disaster situations and to provide for continuation of effective government to provide for the aforementioned and to protect the welfare of the citizens of Suffern.
In the event of a disaster, as defined by § 20, Subdivision 2a, of the Executive Law, during which time the Mayor is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office or is absent from the Village of Suffern and unable to return thereto immediately, the Deputy Mayor is hereby authorized to execute and perform all the duties and functions of the Mayor until such time as the disability is removed or the absence terminated.
In the event that the Deputy Mayor is also disabled or absent from the Village and unable to immediately return, the individuals duly appointed to the following positions shall execute the powers and duties of the office of Mayor, in the following order of priority, until such time as the Mayor, Deputy Mayor or individual higher on the following list terminates his absence from the Village or his disability is removed: Police Chief; second in command of Police Department.