SECTION 3.03  THE MAYOR.
   At its organizational meeting following the 2019 municipal election, Council shall choose by affirmative vote of at least four (4) members, one of its members as Mayor to serve for two (2) years or until his/her successor shall be elected and shall qualify for the office.  In the event the Council shall fail to elect a Mayor, the Council member receiving the highest number of votes at the most recent municipal election shall become Mayor.  The Mayor shall retain his/her right to vote, but shall have no veto power.  In addition to his or her powers, rights, and duties as a member of Council, the Mayor shall preside at all meetings of Council and shall be recognized as the official head of the municipality for all ceremonial purposes, for military or defense purposes, and by the courts for the purpose of serving civil process.  The Mayor shall also have jurisdiction and authority to act as presiding judicial officer in civil proceedings to the extent the Mayor is empowered to do so by the laws or constitution of the State of Ohio and by the ordinances of the municipality.
   The Mayor elected in the general election in November 2021 and thereafter shall retain his/her vote as a member of Council, but shall have no veto.  In addition to his or her powers, rights, and duties as a member of Council, the Mayor shall preside at all meetings of Council and shall be recognized as the official head of the municipality for all ceremonial purposes, for military or defense purposes, and by the courts for the purpose of serving civil process.  The Mayor shall also have jurisdiction and authority to act as presiding judicial officer in civil proceedings to the extent the Mayor is empowered to do so by the laws or constitution of the State of Ohio and by the ordinances of the municipality.
(Amended 5-7-19)