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2.02 – Mayor

2.02.010 – Election - Term of office

The mayor shall be elected for a four-year term, and shall serve until his successor is elected and qualified as is provided by statute. The mayor shall be inaugurated and his term shall commence after the conclusion of old business, if any, at the first regular or special meeting of the corporate authorities in the month of May following the general election in which the mayor is elected.

(1983-M-53: § 1 (a); Prior code: § 1.001)

2.02.020 – Powers and duties

The mayor shall be the chief executive officer of the city, shall preside over the meetings of the council, and shall perform such duties as may be required of him by statute or ordinance. He shall have supervision over all of the executive officers and employees of the city, and shall have the power and authority to inspect all books and records pertaining to city affairs and kept by any officer or employee of the city at any reasonable time.

(Prior code: § 1.002)

2.02.030 – Appointment of Officers

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.

(Prior code: § 1.003)

2.02.040 – Designation of officers duties

Whenever there is a dispute as to the respective duties or powers of any appointed officer of the city, this dispute shall be settled by the mayor after consultation with the city attorney; and the mayor 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 that duty.

(Prior code: § 1.004)

2.02.050 – Mayor pro tem

During a temporary absence or disability of the mayor, the city council shall elect one of its members to act as mayor pro tem, who during such absence or disability shall possess the powers of the mayor, as is provided by statute.  If during a temporary absence or disability of the Mayor, the Mayor pro-tem is unable or unwilling to act as Mayor, the then sitting Alderperson with the most seniority shall possess the powers of the Mayor.  The most senior Alderperson shall be defined as that individual sitting on the City Council at that time with the most continuous years of service.  In the event that more than one member of the City Council has equal years of continuous service, the determination as to who shall act shall be made by the toss of a coin.

(2022-M-10: § 2; 2019-M-29: § 1; Prior code: § 1.005)

2.02.060 – Acting Mayor

In the event of a vacancy in the office of the mayor, the council may appoint one of the members as acting mayor to serve until the vacancy is filled at a regular or special election as provided by law.

(Prior code: § 1.007)

2.02.070 – City representative at formal occasions

The mayor shall act for and on behalf of the city on formal occasions and receptions; but in his absence or inability to attend any such function the council may select any other city officer to so act. 

(Prior code: § 1.007)

2.02.080 – Bond required

Before entering upon the duties of his office, the mayor shall execute a bond in such amount and with such sureties as may be required by the council, conditioned upon the faithful performance of the duties of his office; provided, the amount of such bond shall not be less than Three Thousand Dollars ($3,000.00).

(Prior code: § 1.008)

2.02.090 – Salary and compensation

The salary of the mayor is fixed as follows:  The mayor shall receive a base salary of Seventeen Thousand Five Hundred and no/100ths ($17,500.00) Dollars per year for attendance at City Council meetings, Committee meetings, and for all such other mayoral duties.

(2000-M-92: § 1; 1996-M-68: § 1; 1977-M-18: § 1)