The member of Council elected at large having the highest vote shall be President of Council and the member of Council elected at large having the next highest vote shall be Vice-President of Council.
   The President shall preside at all meetings of the Council, and perform such other duties consistent with his office as may be imposed by it; and he shall have a voice and vote in its proceedings, but no veto.
   If the President be temporarily absent from the City, or becomes temporarily disabled from any cause, his duties shall be performed during such absence or disability by the Vice-President.  In the absence of both President and Vice-President the other members of Council shall appoint one of their number to perform the duties of President.
(Amended 11-2-48)