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(A) Resignation and vacancies.
(1) If the Mayor or a Commissioner resigns, the resignation shall be submitted in writing to the Board of Commissioners.
(2) If the Mayor or a Commissioner moves his or her permanent residence outside the corporate limits of the municipality, the office is immediately vacated.
(3) If there is a vacancy in the office of Mayor, the vacancy shall be filled by appointment pursuant to SDCL § 9-9-8 until the position is filled by election at the next annual municipal election or by special election as provided in SDCL § 9-13-14.2. A vacancy on the Board of Commissioners shall be filled as provided in SDCL §§ 9-13-14.1 or 9-13-14.2.
(Prior Code, § 30.060)
(B) Procedure to fill vacancies. In case of a vacancy in the office of Mayor, the Board of Commissioners shall appoint by a majority vote of all the members thereof one of its number as acting Mayor, who shall be invested with all the powers and shall perform all the duties of the Mayor, until the election of a Mayor.
(Prior Code, § 30.061)
(C) Acting Mayor during vacancy in office. In case the Mayor is unable to perform the duties of his or her office by reason of absence or sickness, the Board of Commissioners shall appoint by a majority vote of all members thereof one of its members to act in his or her stead, whose official designation shall be acting President of the Board of Commissioners. The Commissioner so appointed shall be invested with all the powers and shall perform all the duties of the Mayor during such absence or sickness.
(Prior Code, § 30.062)
Related provisions, see SDCL §§ 9-9-6 and 9-9-8