Section 7.  Executive Powers.
   The Mayor shall be the chief executive officer of the Municipality. He/she shall supervise the administration of the affairs of the Municipality and shall exercise control over all departments and divisions. He/she shall be the chief conservator of the peace within the Municipality and shall cause all laws and ordinances to be enforced therein.
   He/she shall recommend to the Council such measures as he/she deems necessary or expedient. He/she shall see to it that all terms and conditions imposed in favor of the Municipality or its inhabitants in any franchise or contract to which the Municipality is a party are faithfully kept and performed.
   Except as may otherwise be provided by this Charter or the laws of the State of Ohio, the Mayor shall have the power to appoint, promote, transfer, reduce or remove any officer or employee of the Municipality except those required by this Charter to be elected, and those whose terms of office may be fixed by this Charter. The Director of Public Safety, the Director of Public Service, the Director of Finance, and the Director of Law, and all appointive officers may be removed by the Mayor; provided, however, that such removal shall not take effect without the concurrence of two-thirds (2/3) of the members of Council.
   The finances of the Municipality shall be conducted upon an annual budget which shall be adopted by the Council as required by law. For the purposes of the budget, each office, department or agency of the Municipality shall furnish to the Mayor, at such times and in such forms as the Mayor may require, estimates of revenue and expenditures of that office, department or agency and such other supporting data as the Mayor may request, together with an estimate of all capital  projects pending or which the head of each office, department or agency believes should be undertaken (a) within the succeeding fiscal year, and (b) within the next five years. The Mayor may review such estimates, conduct hearings in connection therewith and make such revisions as he/she may deem advisable.
   The Mayor shall execute on behalf of the Municipality all contracts, conveyances, evidences of indebtedness, and all other instruments to which the Municipality is a party. He/she shall have custody of the seal of the Municipality and may affix it to all of said instruments, but the absence of the seal shall not affect the validity of any such instrument. The Mayor shall be recognized as the official and ceremonial head of the Municipal government by the Governor for military purposes and by the courts for the purpose of serving civil processes.
(Amended 11-7-2000)