(A)   At the first meeting in January of each year, the Legislative Authority shall immediately proceed to elect a President Pro Tempore from its own number, who shall serve until the first meeting in January next after his or her election. The Legislative Authority may provide employees for the municipality as it determines, and employees may be removed at any regular meeting by a majority of the members elected to the Legislative Authority.
   (B)   When the Mayor is absent from the municipality, or is unable, for any cause, to perform his or her duties, the President Pro Tempore shall be the acting Mayor, and shall have the same powers and perform the same duties as the Mayor.
(R.C. § 731.10)