§ 30.14 MAYOR.
   (A)   Election; term of office. The Mayor shall be elected by the voters of the city at a regular election. His or her term of office shall begin on the first day of January following his or her election and shall be four (4) years and until his or her successor qualifies. A candidate for Mayor shall be a resident of the city for not less than one (1) calendar year prior to his or her election. If a person is elected or appointed as Mayor in response to a vacancy and serves less than four (4) calendar years, then that period of service shall not be considered for purposes of re-election a term of office.
   (B)   Qualifications. The Mayor shall be at least twenty-one (21) years of age, shall be a qualified voter in the city and shall reside in the city throughout his or her term of office.
   (C)   Vacancy. If a vacancy occurs in the office of Mayor, Council shall fill the vacancy within thirty (30) days. If for any reason, any vacancy in the office of Mayor is not filled within thirty (30) days after it occurs, the Governor shall promptly fill the vacancy by appointment of a qualified person who shall serve for the same period as if otherwise appointed.
(KRS 83A.040 (1), (2), (6))
      (1)   When voting to fill a vacancy in the office of Mayor, a member of the City Council shall not vote for himself.
(KRS 83A.040(2)(c))
      (2)   When voting to fill a vacancy created by the resignation of the Mayor, the resigning Mayor shall not vote on his successor.
(KRS 83A.040(3))
      (3)   No vacancy by reason of a voluntary resignation in the office of Mayor shall occur unless a written resignation which specifies the resignation date is tendered to the City Council. The resignation shall be effective at the next regular or special meeting of the City Council occurring after the date specified in the written letter of resignation.
(KRS 83A.040(7))
      (4)   If a vacancy occurs in the office of Mayor which is required by law to be filled temporarily by appointment, the City Council shall immediately notify in writing both the County Clerk and the Secretary of State of the vacancy.
(KRS 83A.040(8))
      (5)   The City Council shall elect from among its members an individual to preside over meetings of the City Council during any vacancy in the office of the Mayor in accordance with the provisions of KRS 83A.130.
(KRS 83A.040(2)(d))