3.04.   President of Council.
   (A)   The President of Council shall be elected from the City at large. At the regular municipal election to be held in November, 1999, and every four years thereafter, the President of Council shall be elected from the City at large for a four year term commencing on the first day of January following his or her election.
   (B)   The President of Council shall be an elector of the City under the laws of Ohio at the time of filing for office and during his or her term of office. The President of Council shall not hold any other public office which would be incompatible with his or her office as President of Council, unless authorized by or under this Charter. The President of Council shall not receive any compensation, other than his or her regular compensation as President of Council and expenses in connection with the City business, for services rendered to the City.
   (C)   The President of Council shall preside at the Council meetings. The President of Council may take part in the discussion of Council, but he or she shall not vote except to break a tie vote of the Council members. The President of Council shall enforce the rules, regulations and by-laws of Council. The President of Council shall have such other powers, duties and functions as are provided by or under this Charter and as are determined by Council.
   (D)   A vacancy in the office of the President of Council shall be deemed to occur upon the presentation of a written resignation to the Mayor or President Pro-tem, which resignation shall be effective immediately unless a later time is specified therein; the death of the Council President; or the removal of the Council President pursuant to this Charter or Ohio law.  When the office of Council President becomes vacant as set forth herein before the end of the Council President's term of office or because the Council President-elect fails to take office, the vacancy shall be filled by the person chosen by the residents of the City who are members of the County Central Committee of the political party by which the last occupant of the office of Council President or the Council President-elect was nominated.  In the event the former Council President or Council President-elect was an independent, Council shall make such appointment by a vote of at least six (6) Council members. If the vacancy is not filled by within forty-five (45) days after its occurrence, Council's power to fill the vacancy shall lapse and the Mayor shall fill such vacancy by appointment immediately following the expiration of forty-five (45) days.  If the vacancy in the office of the Council President occurs more than seventy (70) days before the next general election for municipal officers, a successor shall be elected at such election for the unexpired term unless such term expires within one (1) year immediately following the date of such general election.  (November 6, 2007)
   (E)   In the event of the temporary absence or disability of the Mayor, the President of Council shall serve as the acting Mayor.