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The Mayor of the city shall have the general and immediate control over all property and officials, whether elected or appointed, of the city. He or she shall preside at all meetings of the City Council, and shall have the right to vote only when his or her vote shall be decisive on any pending matter. His or her signature must appear on the City Clerk/Treasurer's minutes of all meetings, and he or she must sign all resolutions which have been passed, and warrants for the payment of money when ordered by the City Council; provided, any ordinance vetoed by the Mayor may be passed over his or her veto by a two-thirds vote by the members of the City Council, but if the Mayor refuses to sign any ordinance, and returns it to the Council with his or her objections, the unsigned ordinance would then become law without his or her signature at the time of the next meeting of the Council. He or she shall from time to time communicate to the Council any information and recommendations as, in his or her opinion, may improve the city. He or she may require at reasonable intervals any city official to exhibit his or her accounts and make reports to the Council on any subject pertaining to his or her office. He or she shall have the power to remit fines or pardon any offense arising under the ordinances of the city. He or she shall have the authority to call on every male inhabitant of the city over 18 years of age and under the age of 50 years to aid in enforcing the laws. He or she may remove at any time an appointed police officer of the city. His or her territorial authority shall extend over all places within five miles of the corporate limits of the city for the enforcement of any health ordinance, and one-half mile in all matters vested in him or her except taxation. He or she shall also have any other duties as the City Council may by resolution confer upon him or her, or in any other matters which the laws of the state repose in him or her. He or she shall be elected at the city election, and shall serve a four-year term of office. Any candidate for Mayor must have resided within the city for 40 days prior to filing for the office and must, in addition, be a qualified taxpayer.
(Neb. RS 17-110 through 17-117 ) (1973 Code, § 1-101)