The Mayor

Section 33-15 Selection & Term

The Mayor shall be elected as hereinafter provided and shall hold office for a term of two years or until his successor is elected and qualified. The newly elected mayor shall take office on the first Wednesday following his election. The Mayor holding office (suspended or otherwise) on March 9, 2007, shall cease to hold that office beginning on April 28, 2007, and the Council President shall act as Mayor until the person elected to that seat, in an election to be held on Wednesday, May 9, 2007, is sworn in as Mayor. (Charter Resolution Number 3, Nov. 16, 2005; Charter Resolution Number 21, March 9, 2007)

Section 33-16 Qualifications

The Mayor shall have resided in the Town for at least one year immediately preceding his election, shall be a qualified voter of the Town, and shall maintain a permanent residence in the Town during his term of office. (Charter Resolution Number 1, August 21, 1963, section 16.)

Section 33-17 Salary

The Mayor shall receive an annual salary as set from time to time by an ordinance passed by the Council in the regular course of business. Provided, however, that no change shall be made in the salary for any Mayor during the term for which he was elected. The ordinance making any change in the salary paid to the Mayor, either by way of increase or decrease, shall be finally ordained prior to the municipal election to elect the next succeeding Mayor, and shall take effect only as to the next succeeding Mayor. (Charter Resolution Number 1, August 21, 1963, section 17.)

Section 33-18 Powers & Duties

(a) Chief Executive. The Mayor shall see that the ordinances of the Town are faithfully executed and shall be the Chief Executive Officer, and the head of the administrative branch of the Town government.

(b) Appointments. The Mayor, with the approval of the Council, shall appoint the heads of all offices, departments, and agencies of the Town government as established by this Charter or by ordinance. All office, department, and agency heads shall serve at the pleasure of the Mayor. All subordinate officers and employees of the offices, departments, and agencies of the Town government shall be appointed and removed by the Mayor, in accordance with rules and regulations in any merit system which may be adopted by the Council. (Charter Resolution Number 4, November 16, 2005; Charter Resolution Number 21, March 9, 2007) (c) Reports. The Mayor each year shall report to the Council the condition of municipal affairs and make such recommendations as he deems proper for the public good and the welfare of the Town.

(d) Finances; budget. The Mayor shall have complete supervision over the financial administration of the Town government. He shall prepare or have prepared annually a budget and submit it to the Council. He shall supervise the disbursement of all monies and have control over all expenditures to assure that budget appropriations are not exceeded. (Charter Resolution Number 5 November 16, 2005.) (e) Other. The Mayor shall have such other powers and perform such other duties as may be prescribed by this Charter or as may be required of him by the Council, not inconsistent with this Charter. (Charter Resolution Number 1; August 21, 1963, section 18.)

Section 33-19 Vacancy

If a vacancy in the office of Mayor occurs less than fifteen (15) months prior to the next election, the President of the Council shall become Mayor until the next regular election, and the Council vacancy thus created shall be filled as provided in this Charter. If the Mayoral vacancy occurs fifteen (15) months or more prior to the next regular election, the Council shall call a special election to be held not less than forty-five (45) days nor more than sixty (60) days following the occurrence of the vacancy. The President of the Council shall act as Mayor until the special election. The person elected at the special election shall serve until the next Regular Election. (Charter Resolution Number 28, August 21, 1963, section 19; Charter Resolution Number 6, October 7, 1982; Charter Resolution Number 28, March 9, 2007; Charter Amend ResolutionFH005-07, September 4, 2007.)