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(A) Election; term of office. The Mayor of this city shall be elected by the voters of the city at a regular election. A candidate for Mayor shall be a resident of the city for not less than one year prior to his or her election. His term of office begins on the first day of January following his election and shall be for four years and until his successor qualifies.
(B) Qualifications. The Mayor shall be at least 21 years of age, shall be a qualified voter in the city, and shall reside in the city throughout his term of office.
(C) Vacancy. If a vacancy occurs in the office of Mayor, the vacancy shall be filled as set forth in KRS 83A.040 and the provisions of KRS 83A.175 shall apply.
(D) Powers and duties.
(1) The Mayor shall preside at all meetings of the Board of Commissioners and may vote in all proceedings.
(2) The Mayor shall be recognized as the head of the city government by the Governor for purposes of military law, but shall have no regular administrative duties.
(E) Mayor Pro Tem. The Board of Commissioners shall designate one City Commissioner to serve as Mayor Pro Tem. The Mayor Pro Tem shall act for the Mayor whenever the Mayor is unable to attend to the duties of his office and he shall then possess all rights, powers, and duties of Mayor. If the disability of the Mayor to attend his duties continues for 60 consecutive days, the office of Mayor may be declared vacant by a majority vote of the Board membership and the Board of Commissioners shall fill the vacancy within 30 days in accordance with KRS 83A.040 and the provisions of KRS 83A.175 shall apply.