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12-10a06. Powers and duties of mayor; vetoes; overriding. The mayor shall be the titular head and chief administrative officer of the city and shall preside at all meetings of the council. The mayor shall sign all ordinances and resolutions passed by the council, except that the mayor shall have the power to veto any ordinance or resolution passed by the council except a charter ordinance. Within two (2) days of the veto of any ordinance or resolution, the mayor shall give written notice thereof to the council. Any ordinance or resolution vetoed by the mayor may subsequently be passed, notwithstanding such veto, by a vote of five (5) members of the council. If within two (2) weeks after the next regular meeting of the council following the date of notification of a veto the council fails to pass the vetoed ordinance or resolution notwithstanding such veto, such ordinance or resolution shall not take effect. If the mayor has failed to sign or veto such ordinance or resolution within two (2) weeks following the adoption of such ordinance or resolution, the same shall take effect without the mayor's signature.

It shall be the duty of the mayor to sign all contracts of the city before the city shall be liable thereon. The mayor shall represent the city governing body at all official city functions, and shall be the official representative of the governing body at all meetings, conferences and negotiations relating to policy matters involving other governmental units and shall recommend council action relating thereto.

The mayor shall be responsible for the administration of all of the affairs of the city, including the enforcement of all laws and ordinances and all other administrative functions within the scope of ordinances relating to the management of the city.

History: L. 1976, ch. 65, ยง 6; April 16.

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