"Shall the city of ______________ adopt the modified mayor-council form of government and become a city operating under the general laws governing cities of like class?"
If a majority of the votes cast upon said proposition shall be in favor of adopting the modified mayor-council plan of government, then at the next regular city election the mayor and members of the council hereinafter provided for as constituting the governing body of the city shall be elected as provided herein; and upon their election and qualification the rights, powers and duties of the commissioners or mayor and members of the council of such city shall cease and terminate.
Except as herein otherwise provided, the nomination and election of the mayor and members of the council of said governing body shall be governed by the election laws then applicable to city primary and general elections. Candidates for member of the council from a district shall be residents of the district for which they seek election and qualified electors signing a petition for the candidacy of a member of the council for a district shall be residents of such district. Only the qualified electors of a district shall vote upon the office of member of the council from that district.
History: L. 1976, ch. 65, § 1; April 16.
Any action taken by the city council shall be by a majority vote of the members of the council serving on the council unless a greater number of votes are specifically required by another provision of law. The mayor may submit proposals for the consideration of the council, but may not vote on any matter before the council.
History: L. 1976, ch. 65, § 2; April 16.
History: L. 1976, ch. 65, § 3; April 16.
Whenever there is a vacancy in the office of mayor, the president of the council, upon being qualified, shall become mayor until the next city general election and a mayor has been duly elected for the unexpired term and has qualified or a mayor has been duly elected for a full term and has qualified, as the case may be. Whenever the president of the council becomes mayor there shall be a vacancy in the council. A vacancy in the office of council member shall be filled by the council until the next city general election and a member of the council has been duly elected for the unexpired term and has qualified or a member of the council has been duly elected for a full term and has qualified, as the case may be.
History: L. 1976, ch. 65, § 4; April 16.
History: L. 1976, ch. 65, § 5; April 16.
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, § 6; April 16.
All department heads shall make regular reports to the mayor and the council and furnish the mayor and council with any information they may require. The council upon a unanimous vote, may remove any department head.
History: L. 1976, ch. 65, § 7; April 16.
History: L. 1976, ch. 65, § 8; April 16.
History: L. 1976, ch. 65, § 9; April 16.