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Council shall, at the meeting on the first Monday in December following its election, choose, by a majority vote, one (1) of its members as Mayor. The Mayor shall retain his vote as a member of Council but shall have no veto. The Mayor shall, in addition to his powers, rights and duties as a member of Council, preside at all meetings and shall be recognized as the official head of the Municipality for all ceremonial purposes, by the Governor for military purposes, and by the courts for the purpose of serving civil process. The Mayor shall perform all other duties prescribed for him in this Charter and such other duties as may be imposed on him by any measure of Council. The Mayor shall also have jurisdiction in civil and criminal cases as provided by the laws of Ohio, including all statutes now or hereafter enacted, until such jurisdiction is placed elsewhere by law.
Council shall at the same meeting in the same manner and for a like term choose one (1) of its members as Vice Mayor. The Vice Mayor shall exercise all the powers and perform all the duties of the Mayor in case of the temporary absence or disability of the Mayor and shall succeed to his office in case of any vacancy therein, and in such event, a new Vice Mayor shall be elected by Council to serve for the remainder of the unexpired term.