SECTION 5.2   MAYOR AS PRESIDING OFFICER AND MEMBER OF COUNCIL; PRESIDENT OF COUNCIL; WHO TO PRESIDE IN ABSENCE OF MAYOR AND PRESIDENT OF COUNCIL.
   The Mayor shall be the presiding officer of the Council and be a member thereof, with the right to vote on all questions the same as any other member of the Council.  The Council shall, at its first meeting after each election, select one of its body as President of Council, who shall, in the absence of the Mayor, preside as chairman of the meeting of the Council, and in the absence of both the Mayor and President of Council at any meeting of the Council, a member of the Council shall be elected to preside over such meeting.  The President of Council shall appoint all committees of Council.