[Adopted as Ch. 2.04 of the 1979 Code]
The Mayor shall be elected for a four-year term, and he shall serve until his successor is elected and has qualified as is provided by statute.
[Amended 1978 by Ord. No. 507; 4-30-2009 by Ord. No. 887]
The Mayor is the chief executive officer of the City, shall preside over the meetings of the City Council, and shall perform all duties required of him or her by statute or ordinance. He or she shall supervise the executive officers of the City, and have the power and authority to inspect all books and records kept by an officer of the City at any time. He or she shall take care that all the ordinances of said City are duly observed and enforced.
He or she shall not vote on any ordinance, resolution, or motion except:
Where the vote of the Aldermen has resulted in a tie.
Where 1/2 of the Aldermen elected have voted in favor of an ordinance, resolution, or motion even though there is no tie vote.
Where a vote greater than a majority of the corporate authorities is required by statute or ordinance to adopt an ordinance, resolution or motion.
The Mayor shall exercise his approval or veto power and the Aldermen shall exercise their power to reconsider and override the Mayor's veto in the manner provided by law.
The Mayor shall appoint, by and with the advice and consent of the City Council, all officers of the City whose election or appointment is not otherwise provided for. Any vacancies occurring in an appointive office shall be filled in the same manner.
Whenever there is a question as to the respective duties or powers of any appointed officer of the City, the same shall be settled by the Mayor; and he shall have the power to delegate to any appointed officer any duty which is to be performed when no specific officer has been directed to perform the duties.
The Mayor shall sign all commissions, licenses, permits and warrants granted, issued or drawn by the order of the City Council or authorized by the ordinances of said City; and in all contracts wherein the City is a party, he shall sign the same on behalf of the City.
[Amended 2-6-2017 by Ord. No. 994]
The Mayor, before entering upon the duties of his office, shall give a bond with sureties to be approved by the City Council in a sum established from time to time by the City Council, conditioned upon the faithful performance of his duties. He shall take the oath of office as prescribed by statute, and shall receive such compensation as may be set from time to time by the City Council.
If a temporary absence or disability of the Mayor incapacitates him from the performance of his duties but does not create a vacancy in the office, the City Council shall elect one of its members to act as Mayor Pro Tem. The Mayor Pro Tem, during this absence or disability, shall perform the duties and possess all the rights and powers of the Mayor.
[Added 4-30-2009 by Ord. No. 887]
In the event of a vacancy in the office of Mayor, the City Council may appoint one of its members as Acting Mayor to serve until the vacancy is filled at a regular or special election as provided by law.