Section 5.03  VACANCY, TEMPORARY ABSENCE OR DISABILITY.
   (A)   In the event of a vacancy in the office of Mayor, the President of Council shall become the Mayor, unless the person holding the office of President of Council shall decline, by a written statement to be filed with the Clerk of Council, to succeed to the office of the Mayor and elects to remain as a member of Council and as the President of Council.  In the event the President of Council declines to succeed to the office of Mayor, the Council shall elect another of its members to succeed to the office of Mayor for the term as provided in this Section.  Persons succeeding to the office of Mayor under this Section shall serve for the remainder of the unexpired term of office.
 
   (B)   When the Mayor is temporarily absent from the Municipality or is under a temporary disability, the President of Council shall serve as Acting Mayor and shall exercise all the powers, duties and functions of the Mayor, provided, however, that at no time shall the Acting Mayor vote a second time on any matter in order to break a tie vote.  The President of Council shall continue as a Council member and as the President of Council while serving as the Acting Mayor, and shall be entitled to vote on all matters coming before the Council, except that while serving as the Acting Mayor he or she shall not vote on any matter where this Charter requires the Council to approve or concur in an action he or she has taken as Acting Mayor or on any question concerning the passage of an ordinance or resolution that he or she has vetoed as the Acting Mayor.  In those cases provided in this Section where the President of Council may not vote because of his or her action as the Acting Mayor, the Council seat of the person holding the office of President of Council shall not be counted in determining the vote required for the Council to take action.
(Amended November 3, 2015.)