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General News: Village Curfew on Halloween

Happy Halloween
October 30, 2020

10/30/2020

LOCAL EMERGENCY ORDER VILLAGE OF CORNWALL-ON-HUDSON
WHEREAS, there exists the possibility of vandalism and destruction of property beyond the scope of ordinary Halloween merriment and pranksterism as determined by Village officials and police officers; and
WHEREAS, evidence that such destructive acts have occurred and threaten to continue is apparent at this time and prompt action specifically aimed at the source of such threatened and actual damage is required to minimize damage and protect the public health, safety and welfare.
NOW, pursuant to the authority invested in the office of the Mayor of the Village of Cornwall-on-Hudson, as Chief Executive pursuant to Executive Law §24, be it
ORDERED, that a state of local emergency is proclaimed within the corporate limits of the Village of Cornwall-on-Hudson. The state of emergency shall be effective Saturday, October 31, 2020 at 8:00 PM through Sunday, November 1, 2020 at 5:30 AM, unless rescinded or modified; and
ORDERED, that a curfew for all persons under the age of 18 years during such state of local emergency between Saturday, October 31, 2020 at 8:00 PM through Sunday, November 1, 2020 at 5:30 AM, is hereby declared, except for such persons who are traveling to or from bona fide employment or traveling to or from an authorized school activity, or on an errand concerning medical or other emergency;
ORDERED, that all persons during such state of local emergency shall refrain from the following conduct between the hours of Saturday, October 31, 2020 at 8:00 PM through Sunday, November 1, 2020 at 5:30 AM:
Presence in or upon public streets or other public areas in groups larger than five persons. Presence in or upon private property in groups larger than five persons without authorization from property owner.
Presence in or upon public streets or other public areas while in possession of shaving cream, eggs, soap, rocks, toothpaste, spray paint, flammable or combustible liquids, or any other items which may be used for vandalism.
Presence in or upon a public street or other public area with a group of any size, where one member of group is in possession of any items described in number (2) above. Likewise, presence in or upon any private property without authorization from the owner in a group of any size, where one member of group is in possession of such items described in (2) above.
ORDERED, any person knowingly violating this order be subject to arrest pursuant to Executive Law §24(5); and
ORDERED, that this order be executed in triplicate and be published, transmitted and filed pursuant to Executive Law §24(3).
BE IT SO ORDERED
VILLAGE OF CORNWALL-ON-HUDSON
BRENDAN G. COYNE, MAYOR



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