Photo by Ernie Rogers – Chapel Hill Town Council

CHAPEL HILL – Chapel Hill Mayor Mark Kleinschmidt has extended the Town’s emergency proclamation an extra 30 days. The expiration was supposed to take place Thursday.

The proclamation gives Town Manager, Roger Stancil, the ability to take any necessary actions to ensure the safety of the Town’s citizens. It also authorizes him to modify or require any regulations and fees necessary to ensure public safety. Mayor Kleinschmidt also formally ordered that all citizens and emergency management personnel to comply with the emergency action plan.

The proclamation was put into effect a week after the flood and will expire September 5, unless another proclamation withdraws it or modifies it.

***Correction: The waiver portion of the emergency status was the only part extended.