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(A) The Mayor shall be the chief executive, administrative and law enforcement officer of the Municipality, and shall be responsible for and have the authority to administer and generally control, direct and supervise all administrative departments, divisions and sub-units thereof. The Mayor shall enforce the provisions of this Charter and the ordinances and resolutions of the Municipality pertaining to matters subject to the Mayor's direction, control and supervision.
(B) The Mayor shall preside at all meetings of the Council, but shall have no vote except in case of a tie vote among Council members; and in the event of such a tie vote among Council members, the Mayor may vote on any matter before the Council, except that the Mayor may not cast a vote to break a tie vote of the Council on any matter where this Charter requires the Council to approve or concur in an action of the Mayor or on any question concerning the passage of an ordinance or resolution that has been vetoed. The Mayor may recommend and introduce ordinances and resolutions in the Council and may participate in the discussions of the Council on any matter.
(C) In addition to the matters set forth in Divisions (A) and (B) of this Section, and except as otherwise provided in this Charter, the Mayor shall have the following powers, duties and functions:
(1) The right to veto the passage of ordinances and resolutions as provided in Section 4.09 of this Charter.
(2) To appoint, promote, remove without cause, suspend and otherwise discipline all appointed heads of departments, other than the Police Chief and Fire Chief, provided that such appointment, removal, suspension or other disciplinary action is approved by a vote of at least three-fourths of the members of the Council. In connection with the Mayor's action to remove, suspend or otherwise discipline appointed heads of departments, other than the Police Chief and Fire Chief, the Mayor may temporarily suspend without pay such department heads for a period not in excess of ten days, and in that event, the Council shall consider the question of whether the Mayor's action to remove, suspend or otherwise discipline such department heads shall be approved within such ten day period. If the Council shall fail to approve the Mayor's action to remove, suspend or otherwise discipline appointed department heads, other than the Police Chief and Fire Chief, such department heads shall be reinstated with full pay from the date of the temporary suspension. The Police Chief's and Fire Chief's appointment, promotion, removal, suspension or other disciplinary actions shall be governed by Sections 6.03 and 6.04 respectively.
(3) Excerpts provided in Division (E) of Section 7.01 of this Charter, to appoint, promote, remove, suspend or otherwise discipline all other appointed officers and employees of the Municipality; provided that upon the establishment of the Civil Service Commission pursuant to Section 7.01 of this Charter, appointments, promotions, removals, suspensions and other disciplinary actions with respect to officers and employees in the Classified Service of the Municipality shall be subject to the provisions of this Charter relating to Civil Service; and further provided, that until the establishment of the Civil Service Commission pursuant to Section 7.01 of this Charter, that the appointment, promotion, removal and suspension of members of the police department shall be made pursuant to the laws of Ohio applicable to general statutory plan villages, and after the establishment of such Civil Service Commission, members of the police department shall be appointed, promoted, removed, suspended and otherwise disciplined under the provisions of this Charter relating to Civil Service.
(4) To prepare and submit to the Council, with the cooperation and assistance of the Director of Finance, the annual budget, appropriation measures and capital programs of the Municipality.
(5) To prepare and submit to the Council on or before the first day of March of each year, and to make available to the general public, a complete report of the administrative activities and programs of the Municipality which are under his or her general direction, control and supervision for the prior year.
(6) To make such other reports as the Council may require concerning the operation and programs of the administrative departments, divisions or sub-units thereof, and any boards or commissions of the Municipality which are under the Mayor's general direction, control and supervision.
(7) To keep the Council fully advised concerning the present condition and future needs of the Municipality and to make any recommendations to the Council concerning the affairs of the Municipality as the Mayor deems desirable.
(8) To enforce 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, and to see that they are faithfully kept and performed.
(9) The Mayor shall be recognized as the head of the Municipal government by the President and other officers of the United States and the Governor and other officers of the State of Ohio for military purposes.
(10) To exercise all judicial powers and functions granted to Mayors of municipal corporations by the laws of Ohio and applicable court rules.
(11) To affix to all official documents and instruments of the Municipality the Mayor's seal, which shall be the seal of the Municipality, but the absence of the seal shall not affect the validity of any document or instrument.
(12) To perform such other powers, duties and functions as provided under this Charter, the Municipality's ordinances and resolutions, and the laws of Ohio, to the extent that such laws are consistent with this Charter and the Municipality's ordinances and resolutions.