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The office of the Mayor shall be deemed vacant in the event of the resignation, death, removal from office, disqualification or inability to perform, or not having performed the duties of the office of Mayor for a period of sixty (60) days, or as may be otherwise provided by this Charter.
In the event of a vacancy, the President of Council, pursuant to Section 3.03, shall fill the office of Mayor while retaining all the powers and responsibilities of President of Council for a period not to exceed sixty (60) days from the date the vacancy occurs, during which time the Council shall fill the office of Mayor temporarily by appointment by a vote of a majority of members of Council. Thereafter, the voters shall elect a Mayor at the next general election for the remainder of the term, or if that election occurs within ninety (90) days after the vacancy occurs, then at the second next general election. As the term "general" election is used in this Section 4.03, it shall mean either a Municipal regular general election in an odd-numbered year or a state regular general election in an even-numbered year. The term of the person chosen at such election to succeed such appointee for an unexpired term shall begin at the first regular Council meeting after the County Board of Election’s certification of the vote following the election and shall continue for the remainder of such unexpired term. (Amended 11-7-00; 11-2-10; 11-3-20)