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The Council shall, at each organizational meeting or as soon as practical thereafter, select one of its members to serve as President of Council, and one to serve as Vice President of Council to act as Council President in case of temporary absence or disability of the Council President or of vacancy in that office.
The President of Council shall preside over all meetings of the Council, and shall have all the powers, duties, functions, obligations and rights of any other member of Council, including the right to vote.
During any period when the Mayor shall be temporarily unable to perform the Mayor's duties, the President of Council shall be the acting Mayor, and shall continue to perform duties as President of Council and as a member of Council and shall continue to enjoy all of the powers as President of Council and as a member of Council, including the right to vote. The President of Council shall receive per diem compensation based upon the elected Mayor's established annual salary for each day served as Mayor or acting Mayor.