Sec. 4.5. Duties of mayor.
(a)   Insofar as required by law, and for all ceremonial purposes, and in case of Military law, the Mayor shall be the executive head of the City. He shall have an equal voice and vote in the proceedings of the Council, but shall have no veto power. He shall be the presiding officer of the Council.
(b)   The Mayor shall be conservator of the peace, and may exercise within the City the powers conferred upon sheriffs to suppress riot and disorder, and shall have authority to command the assistance of all able-bodied citizens to aid in the enforcement of the ordinances of the City and to suppress riot and disorder.
(c)   The Mayor shall execute or authenticate by his signature such instruments as the Council, this Charter, or the laws of the State of Michigan or the United States of America shall require.
(d)   Except as may be required by law, the Mayor shall exercise only such powers as this Charter or the Council shall specifically confer upon him.
(e)   In the absence or disability of the Mayor, the Mayor Pro Tem shall perform the duties of Mayor. In the absence or disability of both, the designated Acting Mayor shall perform such duties.