Clarksburg Declares State of Emergency for Sandy

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CLARKSBURG, Mass. — The town of Clarksburg sent the following declaration of emergency late Monday morning:

EMERGENCY DECLARATION - HURRICANE SANDY

WHEREAS, a sudden, generally unexpected occurrence or set of circumstances demanding immediate public action has arisen within the Town of Clarksburg, which incident it generally describes as follows; and

WHEREAS, the Chairman of the Board of Selectmen, upon advice of the Emergency Management Director, has determined that the aforesaid incident poses a present and reasonable imminent danger to public health, safety or general welfare of the people or their property so that it has become necessary for the Director to utilize and coordinate the services, equipment, supplies and facilities of existing departments, offices and agencies of the Town for the purposes of civil defense/emergency management and emergency functions; and

WHEREAS, the Chairman of the Board of Selectmen has determined that this immediate public action is needed to prevent, minimize, or mitigate damage to the public health, safety or general welfare of the people of Clarksburg or their property which may otherwise result from the above described incident and that taking the time required to comply with the various state and local procurement laws would endanger the health or safety of the people or their property; and

WHEREAS, the Chairman of the Board of Selectmen has recommended that state of emergency be declared in the Town of Clarksburg, and;

WHEREAS, the people of the Town of Clarksburg should be able to depend upon guidance from their Board of Selectmen, Chair, Carl McKinney;

NOW THEREFORE, I, Carl McKinney, Chair of the Board of Selectmen of the Town of Clarksburg, Massachusetts, hereby declare that as of 12:00 noon on October 29, 2012, a state of emergency exists in the Town of Clarksburg. This declaration of emergency shall remain in effect until further notice is given, pursuant to my judgment that the state of emergency no longer exists.

Date: October 29, 2012

Thomas E. Webb, Town Administrator, EMD      
for Carl McKinney, Chair, Board of Selectmen

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