City of Warren, PA
Warren County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Warren as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 1-3-1978 by Ord. No. 1144 (Ch. 10, Part 4, of the 1997 Code of Ordinances)]
[Amended 12-12-1988 by Ord. No. 1491]
In the event that there is a clear and present danger to life and property through civil disorder caused by a natural disaster or disastrous riot, the Mayor of the City of Warren or, in his absence, the Vice President of Council, the Manger or the Assistant Manager shall issue a proclamation, which shall be in writing and copies of which shall be made available to all news media and to each member of Council, declaring a state of emergency for a period not to exceed seven days unless extended by action of Council.
[Amended 12-12-1988 by Ord. No. 1491]
In said proclamation, the Mayor or, in his absence, the Vice President of Council, the Manager or the Assistant Manager may prohibit in any part of the City where such dangers to life and property exist:
A. 
Any person being on any public streets or other public places during hours declared by him to be a curfew.
B. 
The entry or departure of persons into or from any restricted unsafe area.
C. 
The transportation, possession or use of gasoline, kerosene or other combustible, flammable or explosive materials, except in connection with the normal operation of motor vehicles or normal home or commercial use.
D. 
Any other such activities as he reasonably believes should be prohibited to help preserve life, health, property or the public peace.
The proclamation shall be specific in designated areas and hours of restrictions.
[Amended 7-23-1979 by Ord. No. 1232; 12-8-1997 by Ord. No. 1622]
Any person violating such proclamation of emergency shall, upon conviction thereof, be sentenced to pay a fine not exceeding $1,000 plus costs and, in default of payment thereof, shall be subject to imprisonment for a term not to exceed 30 days. Each day that a violation of this article continues shall constitute a separate offense.