§ 3.  


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  • At the first meeting in December of the council after its election, the mayor shall select a vice-mayor from among the members of the council to serve for a term of four years, subject to removal by the mayor. The vice-mayor shall have the powers and perform the duties of the mayor during the mayor's absence or disability. When presiding at council, the vice-mayor shall vote on legislative matters coming before the council and perform the ministerial duties relating to legislation passed, but shall not exercise the mayor's power of veto, appointment or removal. No additional compensation shall attach to the office of vice-mayor.

    In the event of the death, removal or resignation of the mayor, the vice-mayor shall succeed to the office of mayor in accordance with this section. The vice-mayor's vacancy on council shall be filled in accordance with Article II, Section 4b of this charter and a new vice-mayor shall be selected by the mayor from the members of the council.

    Should the death, removal or resignation of the mayor occur prior to June 1 of the second calendar year following the regular municipal election for the choice of mayor, the vice-mayor shall hold the office of mayor until December 1 of that year and until a successor is elected and qualified to fill the unexpired term. An election to fill the unexpired term of mayor will be held on the date of the regular municipal election held during the second calendar year following the regular municipal election for mayor. Nominations and election of the mayor to the unexpired term shall be governed by the provisions of Article IX of the charter for the election of the mayor.

    Should the death, removal or resignation of the mayor occur on or after June 1 of the second calendar year following the regular municipal election for the choice of mayor, the vice-mayor shall succeed to the office of mayor for the remainder of the unexpired term of the mayor.

(Amended by Ord. No. 77-1999, eff. Dec. 1, 2001; election of May 4, 1999; amended by Ord. No. 304-2012, eff. Aug. 1, 2012; election of Nov. 2, 2012)