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When the Mayor is absent from the Municipality or for any reason is unable to perform his or her duties as Mayor, the Administrative Director shall become Acting Mayor for a period of seventy-two (72) hours. The Administrative Director within twenty-four (24) hours shall notify the President of Council that he or she is Acting Mayor and that if the Mayor is unable to return within the seventy-two (72) hours that the President of Council is to become Acting Mayor for the remainder of the Mayor's absence and shall exercise all of the powers of Mayor but shall cease to be President of Council while acting as Mayor. In the event the President of Council is absent from the Municipality, or for any reason is unable to perform his or her duties as Acting Mayor, the Vice President of Council shall become the Acting Mayor, and while so acting shall have all the powers and duties of the Mayor, and he or she shall thereby cease to be Vice President of Council.
(Amended 11-7-73; 11-6-84)