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A. Executive Powers:
A. Executive Powers:
The Mayor shall be the chief executive officer of the City, responsible for directing the day-to-day operations of the City. The Mayor shall supervise the administration of the affairs of the City and the conduct and administration of all departments and divisions thereof, except the Council and except as otherwise provided in this Charter.
The Mayor shall be the chief conservator of the peace within the City and shall see that all laws, resolutions and ordinances of the City and State of Ohio are enforced therein, except as otherwise provided in this Charter.
Unless otherwise authorized by Council, the Mayor shall be the contracting officer of the City and shall, subject to Section 16.03 of this Charter, award and execute all contracts on behalf of the City under procedures authorized by Council. The Mayor shall follow the procedures established by Council which procedures may include but shall not be limited to matters pertaining to competitive bidding. The Mayor shall follow the procedures established by general law except as Council shall otherwise provide alternative procedures.
The Mayor shall appoint, promote, discipline, transfer, reduce or remove any official or employee, except those elected under this Charter, any employees of Council and those employees serving under other elected officials.
The Mayor shall prepare and submit to Council a proposed operating budget for each fiscal year, which shall contain estimated revenues and expenditures. The Mayor shall also annually prepare a capital needs budget of the City.
The Mayor shall be the official and ceremonial head of the City. (Amended 11-8-11)
B. Legislative Powers:
The Mayor has the right to attend or be represented at all meetings of Council, to recommend and introduce ordinances, resolutions, and the right to participate in the discussion of all matters before Council. The Mayor shall have no vote in the matters before Council, but shall have the right to disapprove legislation or parts thereof as provided in this section. After the passage of any legislation by Council the Mayor may:
a. Approve and sign the ordinance or resolution and return it to the Clerk of Council within ten (10) days after its presentation to the Mayor, provided that if an ordinance or resolution is not returned to the Clerk of Council within ten (10) days after its presentation to the Mayor, it shall take effect as if it had been signed at the expiration of that ten (10) day period.
b. Disapprove the ordinance or resolution, or in the case of an ordinance or resolution providing for the appropriation of money for more than a single purpose, the whole or any part thereof, and return it unsigned to the Clerk of Council, together with a written statement of the objections thereto, within ten (10) days after the presentation of the ordinance or resolution to the Mayor. The Mayor's objections shall be entered in full on the Journal of Council.
If the Mayor disapproves an ordinance or resolution or part thereof, the Council may, not later than its next regular meeting, reconsider the same. If upon reconsideration such ordinance, resolution or part thereof is approved by the affirmative vote of two-thirds (2/3) of the members of Council, such measure shall take effect at the same time as though the Mayor had signed the ordinance or resolution on the date of such reconsideration by the Council.
C. Judicial Powers:
The Mayor shall have all the judicial powers granted by general law to Mayors of municipalities.
The Mayor shall perform such other duties of an executive or judicial nature as prescribed by this Charter and such other duties not inconsistent therewith as may be required by ordinance.