SECTION 2.04   VACANCY.
   In the event of the death, resignation, recall, or removal of the Mayor, the President of Council shall thereupon become the Mayor until a successor is elected and qualified in the next Municipal election. In the event the President of Council shall decline the office of Mayor due to the vacancy, he or she may remain as President of Council and the Vice-President of Council shall thereupon become the Mayor until a successor is elected and qualified in the next Municipal election. In the event the Vice-President of Council shall decline the office of Mayor due to vacancy, he or she may remain as Vice-President of Council. The Council shall then appoint a member of Council to fill the vacancy. If a Mayor-elect fails to qualify for office, a vacancy shall be deemed to exist and the President of Council elected at the organization meeting following such regular Municipal election shall become Mayor in the manner provided in this section. 
(Amended November 6, 2018)