A.   Executive Powers. The Mayor shall be the chief executive office of the Municipality and:
      1.   He or she shall supervise the administration of the Municipality's affairs;
      2.   He or she shall exercise control over all departments and divisions thereof, except Council;
      3.   He or she shall be the chief conservator of the peace within the Municipality and shall cause all laws and ordinances to be enforced therein;
      4.   He or she shall see 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;
      5.   He or she shall recommend to Council such measures as he or she deems necessary or expedient for the welfare of the Municipality and shall keep Council advised on the condition and future of the Municipality;
      6.   He or she shall act as the official and ceremonial head of the Municipal government;
      7.   He or she shall, together with the Administrative Director, execute on behalf of the Municipality all contracts, conveyances, evidences of indebtedness and all other instruments to which the Municipality is a party;
      8.   He or she shall have custody of the seal of the Municipality and may affix it to all of the aforesaid documents, but the absence of the seal shall not affect the validity of any such instrument; and
      9.   He or she shall perform such other duties as are conferred or required by this Charter, or by any ordinance or resolution of the Council or by the laws of the State of Ohio.
      10.   The Mayor shall serve as Safety Director, but not Administrative Director.
      11.   Subject to the provisions of this Charter and the provisions of the Civil Service regulations, the Mayor shall have the power to appoint, promote, discipline, 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 Mayor shall advise Council and the Civil Service Commission of reasons for dismissal, demotion or transfer.
(Amended 11-7-73;11-6-84)
   B.   Judicial Powers. The Mayor shall have all powers granted by Charter, ordinances and laws of the State of Ohio.
   C.   Legislative Powers. The Mayor shall attend Council meetings of record, but shall have no vote therein. He or she shall have the right to recommend legislation. He or she may take part in the discussion of all matters coming before Council at that time.
   D.   Veto Powers. Every ordinance or resolution adopted by Council shall be signed by the President of Council or other presiding officer, attested by the Clerk of Council and presented promptly to the Mayor. If the Mayor approves such ordinance or resolution he or she shall sign and return it to the Clerk of Council within ten (10) days after its adoption by Council, but if he or she does not approve it, he or she shall return it to Council within said ten (10) days with his or her written objections by delivery to the Clerk of Council, which objections shall be entered in full on the journal of the Council. If the Mayor does not sign or so return an ordinance or resolution within said ten (10) day period, it shall take effect in the same manner as if he or she had signed it. The Mayor may approve or disapprove the whole or any item of an ordinance or resolution appropriating money, but otherwise his or her approval or disapproval shall be addressed to the entire ordinance or resolution. When the Mayor has disapproved an ordinance or resolution or a part or item thereof as herein provided, the Council shall, not later than its next regular meeting, proceed to reconsider it and if upon reconsideration the ordinance or resolution or part or item thereof disapproved by the Mayor be approved by the affirmative vote of five (5) of the members of Council, it shall then take effect without the signature of the Mayor in the same manner as if he or she had signed it. In all such cases, the vote shall be taken by yeas and nays and entered upon the journal.
(Amended 11-6-84)