Town of Nolensville
EXECUTIVE ORDER No. 3
AN ORDER OF THE TOWN ADOPTING THE GOVERNOR’S EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 23 REQUIRING TENNESSEANS TO STAY HOME UNLESS ENGAGING IN ESSENTIAL ACTIVITY OR ESSENTIAL SERVICES
WHEREAS, Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a severe acute respiratory disease that appears to occur through respiratory transmission, presents with similar symptoms to those of influenza, and can lead to serious illness or death, particularly in the case of older adults and persons with serious chronic medical conditions; and
WHEREAS, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has recommended that all states and territories implement aggressive measures to slow and contain transmission of COVID-19 in the United States; and
WHEREAS, on January 30, 2020. the World Health Organization declared a public health emergency of international concern related to COVID-19; and
WHEREAS, COVID-19 is frequently spread through close contact between persons and respiratory transmission; and
WHEREAS, on March 4, 2020, the first case of COVID-19 in the State of Tennessee was identified, and several additional confirmed or presumptively positive cases of COVID-19 have since been identified in Tennessee; and
WHEREAS, the spread and identification of additional cases ofCOVID-19 in Tennessee, and specifically the Town of Nolensville, is likely to continue, and therefore, taking proactive steps to prevent a substantial risk to public health and safety is paramount; and
WHEREAS, on March I l, 2020, the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic; and
WHEREAS, on March 12, 2020, pursuant to the authority granted by Tenn. Code Ann. 58-2-107, the Governor of Tennessee, Bill Lee, issued Executive Order No. 14, declaring a state of emergency to facilitate the response to COVID-19; and
WHEREAS, on March 13, 2020, the President of the United States, Donald J. Trump, declared a national state of emergency with respect to COVID-19; and
WHEREAS, as of March 20, 2020, COVID-19 has spread throughout the world, including 14,250 cases within the United States, 154 cases state-wide and 30 cases within Williamson County; and
WHEREAS, the Mutual Aid and Emergency and Disaster Assistance Agreement Act of 2004, Tenn. Code Ann. 58-8-101 et seq., authorizes the mayor to declare a local state of emergency affecting such official's jurisdiction by executive order consistent and in accordance with Tenn. Code Ann. 58-2-110(3)(A)(v); and
WHEREAS, Tenn. Code Ann. 58-2-110(3)(A)(v), among other things, authorizes the Town, upon the mayor's declaration of a local state of emergency to waive certain procedures and formalities otherwise required of the Town by law; and
WHEREAS, the declaration of a local state of emergency may entitle the Town to cost reimbursement as provided in Tenn. Code Ann. 58-8-101; and
WHEREAS, The Mayor of the Town of Nolensville issued Executive Order No. 1 on March 21, 2020 declaring that a state of emergency existed in the Town of Nolensville ; and
WHEREAS, the authorizing statute requires that Order No.1 will expire if not extended by subsequent act of the Mayor; and
WHEREAS, the Mayor has determined that a state of emergency continues to exist within the Town of Nolensville as the COVID-19 pandemic remains active in Williamson County.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Jimmy Alexander, Mayor of the Town of Nolensville, by virtue of the power and authority vested in me by the Town Charter, and other applicable law, including specifically Tenn. Code Annotated 58-2-110, and Tenn. Code Annotated 58-8-104, do hereby declare a local state of emergency within the Town of Nolensville, Tennessee and hereby order:
- That all remaining provisions of my Executive Order No. 1 shall be extended and shall remain in effect for a period not to exceed seven days and may be incrementally extended for additional seven-day periods as deemed necessary.
- That the Town of Nolensville adopts as part of this order the provisions of Executive Order 23 issued by Governor Lee on April 2, 2020 which requires Safer at Home compliance except for those engaging Essential Activities and Essential Services.
Issued and ordered this the 3rd day of April, 2020, pursuant to Tenn. Code Ann. 58-2-110 (3), and Tenn. Code Ann. 58-8-101 et seq.
TOWN OF NOLENSVILLE, TENNESSEE
APPROVED AS TO FORM:
Robert J. Notestine Ill