A.    Executive Powers: The Mayor shall be the chief executive officer of the Municipality. The Mayor shall:
1.    Be head of the Department of Safety;
2.    Supervise the administration of the Municipality's affairs;
3.    Exercise control over all departments and divisions thereof, except Council;
4.    Be chief conservator of the peace and cause all laws and ordinances to be enforced;
5.    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;
6.    Recommend to Council measures deemed necessary or expedient for the welfare of the Municipality and keep Council informed of the condition and future of the Municipality;
7.    Act as official and ceremonial head of the government;
8.    Together with the Director of Finance, execute on behalf of the Municipality all contracts, conveyances, evidences of indebtedness and all other instruments to which the Municipality is a party;
9.    Have custody of the seal and affix it as may be deemed proper to all of the aforesaid documents, but the absence of a seal shall not affect the validity of any such instrument;
l0.    Perform other duties as required by the Charter, the Council and the general laws of the State of Ohio;
11.    Have the power, subject to the provisions of this Charter and the Civil Service regulations, to appoint, promote, discipline, transfer, reduce, or remove any officer or employee of the Municipality, except those required by this Charter to be elected, or those whose terms of office are fixed by this Charter;
12.    Prepare and submit to Council an annual budget and such other reports as the Mayor may deem necessary, or which Council may request.
   B.    Legislative Powers:
1.    The Mayor shall have the right to recommend and introduce legislation to Council.
2.    The Mayor shall be given a voice in the deliberations of Council, but shall have no vote.
3.    The heads of departments shall be given the opportunity to participate in deliberations of Council on legislation pertaining to the departments but shall have no vote.
   C.    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 an ordinance or resolution, the Mayor shall sign and return it to the Clerk of Council within ten (10) days after its adoption by Council, but if the Mayor does not approve it, the Mayor shall return it within said ten (10) days to the Clerk of Council with the Mayor’s written objections, 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 the Mayor had signed it. The Mayor may approve or disapprove the whole or any item of an ordinance or resolution appropriating money, but otherwise the Mayor’s 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 at least two-thirds (2/3) of the members elected or appointed to Council, it shall then take effect without the signature of the Mayor in the same manner as if it had been signed. In all such cases the votes shall be taken by yeas and nays and entered upon the journal.
   D.    Judicial Powers: The Mayor shall have all the judicial powers granted from time to time by the general laws of the State of Ohio to Mayors of municipalities of the class of this Municipality.
(Res. 65-2021. Passed 7-6-21.)