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The Mayor shall be the chief executive and administrative head of the Municipality and shall be solely responsible for the day to day operation of the City, and shall be solely responsible for the management and direction of City personnel. The Mayor shall be the chief conservator of the peace within the Municipality; shall see that all laws and ordinances and resolutions are enforced in the Municipality; shall, except as otherwise provided in this Charter, supervise the administration of affairs of the Municipality; shall, except as otherwise provided in this Charter, make all appointments, promotions, demotions, transfers and removals of City employees as provided for in this Charter or by state statute or City ordinance; shall make such recommendations to the Council as the Mayor deems necessary or expedient for the welfare of the Municipality; shall keep the Council advised of the status of current and future needs of the Municipality; shall submit to the Council an annual estimate of revenues and expenditures and advise Council of the financial condition and needs of the Municipality, including necessary appropriation measures; shall, except as otherwise provided in this Charter, execute on behalf of the Municipality all contracts, conveyances, evidences of indebtedness and other documents to which the Municipality is a party.
The Mayor shall be the official and ceremonial head of the Municipality and shall be recognized as such by the Governor for military purposes and by the Courts for the purpose of serving civil processes.
Except as otherwise provided in this Charter, all executive and administrative powers conferred by the laws of the State of Ohio upon the Municipality shall be exercised by the Mayor or persons designated by the Mayor.
The Mayor shall serve as President of Council and shall preside over all meetings of Council. During the temporary absence or disability of the Mayor, the Vice Mayor shall preside over meetings of the Council. The Mayor or acting Mayor shall not have the right to make or second motions or to vote except in the case of a tie vote by Members of Council, then the Mayor or acting Mayor may cast the deciding vote. The Mayor or acting Mayor shall not have the right to veto legislative action.
The recommendations and legislative requests of the Mayor or acting Mayor shall be presented to Council in writing, as much as is practical, and must be on the agenda of the next meeting of Council.