When authorized by Council, the Mayor shall serve as judge and shall have all the judicial powers granted generally by the laws of Ohio to mayors of municipalities. The Mayor shall preside at the organizational meeting and all subsequent regular and special meetings of the Council at which legislative action may be taken but shall have no vote therein.
   The Mayor shall have the right to introduce ordinances, resolutions and motions, and the right to participate in and receive information on all matters coming before the Council.  The Mayor shall timely inform the Council on substantive matters the Mayor participates in within the Mayor’s official capacity.
   The Mayor shall be the official and ceremonial head of the Municipal government and shall be recognized as such by the Governor for military purposes and by the courts for the purpose of serving civil processes.
(Amended 11-7-00; 11-8-05; 11-2-10; 11-3-15)