There is a planned rally in the City of Troy scheduled for Sunday, June 7th starting at 2 p.m. We always respect the right to protest. However, there have been instances all over the Country where the events themselves have been very peaceful and meaningful, but are then followed by looting, vandalizing and causing injury. It has been reported that these actions are historically caused by groups not associated with the original protests. Out of an abundance of caution, Mayor Ellen M. McNulty-Ryan has declared a State of Emergency followed by an Emergency Order declaring a curfew for Sunday night. Text is below and signed copies can be found by clicking on links at bottom of page.
STATE OF EMERGENCY DECLARATION
A State of Emergency is hereby declared in the Village of Green Island effective immediately.
This State of Emergency has been declared due to the threat of civil disturbance to the community.
This situation threatens the public safety of our community.
This State of Emergency will remain in effect until Monday, June 30, 2020 unless extended or rescinded by a subsequent order.
As the Chief Executive of the Village of Green Island, I, Mayor Ellen M. McNulty-Ryan exercise the authority given me under Section 24 of the New York State Executive Law, to preserve the public safety and hereby render all required and available assistance vital to the security, well-being, and health of the citizens of our municipality.
I hereby direct all departments and agencies of the Village of Green Island to take whatever steps necessary to protect life and property, public infrastructure, and provide such emergency assistance deemed necessary.
Local Emergency Order for: Village of Green Island
I, Mayor Ellen M. McNulty-Ryan, the Chief Executive of the Village of Green Island, in accordance with a declaration of a State of Emergency issued on June 5, 2020, and pursuant to Article 2-B Section 24 of the New York State Executive Law, do hereby order:
A curfew for the Village of Green Island commencing on Sunday, June 7, 2020 at 9:00 p.m. and ending on Monday, June 8, 2020 at 6 a.m. or until removed by order of the Chief Executive. This order may also be renewed in (5) five-day increments.
The curfew applies to the entire Village of Green Island.
The Mayor and Chief of Police ask all residents and visitors to voluntarily abide by the curfew. The Village intends to enforce the curfew. Violations that result in public health or safety threats including fires, property damage and violence will be prosecuted.
Citizens should remain in their residence and adhere to the curfew to help protect the safety of our community and yourself. You should not travel on any public streets, alley or roadways or to any public place. The curfew is necessary to prevent fires, property damage and violence in the Village and is being imposed to protect Green Island residents.
Citizens may still travel to go to work, consistent with the terms of applicable COVID-19 Executive Orders.
Citizens can seek emergency and urgent medical care during the curfew.
The curfew does not apply to law enforcement, fire fighters, military personnel, emergency personnel, Village and Government officials with valid identification, or members of the news media authorized in advance by the Chief of Police or his designee.
Do not take matters into your own hands, such as patrolling to protect your business, please stay home and abide by the curfew. Connect with your neighbors via call or text. Please be aware of your surroundings and call 911 for any emergency.
Failure to obey this order is a criminal offense, punishable by law under New York State Executive Law §24(5).
Signed this the 5th day of June, 2020, at 2:20 p.m. o’clock, in Green Island, New York.