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A. The Mayor shall be the chief executive of the City. At the discretion of Council, he shall supervise the administration of the affairs of the City and shall exercise control over all departments and divisions thereof. He shall be the chief conservator of the peace within the City and shall cause all laws and ordinances to be enforced therein.
B. He and the Auditor shall be responsible for the preparation and submission of the annual estimate of receipts and expenditures and of appropriation measures and for furnishing to the Council full information of the financial condition and needs of the City. He shall be responsible for the faithful observance and performance of the conditions imposed in favor of the City or its inhabitants by any franchise or contract to which the City is a party.
C. Except as otherwise provided by this Charter, the Mayor shall have the power to appoint, promote, transfer, suspend for a period of not more than thirty (30) days, reduce or remove any officer or employee of the City except those required by this Charter to be elected; provided, however, that such appointment, promotion, transfer, reduction, or removal of officers or employees shall not take effect without the concurrence of a majority of the members of Council.
D. After notice and public hearing as hereinafter provided the Mayor, with the concurrence of a majority of the members of Council, may remove any member of a Municipal board or commission for inefficiency, incapacity, incompetency, neglect of duty, malfeasance, misfeasance or nonfeasance in office. To effect such removal the Mayor shall deliver to the individual concerned personally, or by registered mail, a written notice to show cause why he should not be removed, accompanied by a statement of reasons for removal and shall fix therein a date, time and place for a public hearing not earlier than ten (10) days after the date of delivery of such notice and statement. Pending such hearing the Mayor may suspend such individual from office, and prohibit him from exercising any duties, functions or authority of his office or position. At such hearing such individual shall have the right to be heard in person and to be represented by counsel in respect to any charge specified in said written statement of the Mayor. If following such hearing the Mayor shall remove such individual, he shall file with the Clerk of Council a signed order of removal accompanied by a written statement of his findings at such hearing and the reasons for such removal. Upon approval of such order by a majority of the members of Council, such removal shall become final, and the Clerk of Council shall notify the individual so removed accordingly. If the order of removal is not approved by the Council within thirty (30) days after it is delivered to the Clerk of Council by the Mayor, the person ordered removed by the Mayor shall be restored to office.
E. The Mayor and Auditor shall execute on behalf of the City, all contracts, conveyances, evidence of indebtedness, and all other instruments to which it is a party. The Mayor shall have custody of the Seal of the City, and may affix it to any of said instruments, but the absence of the Seal shall not affect the validity of any such instrument. The Mayor shall be recognized as the official and ceremonial head of the City and by the Governor for military purposes and by the Courts for the purpose of serving civil processes.