Section 11-43C-37

Mayor - Powers and duties.

All executive powers of the city shall be vested in the mayor and the mayor shall be the head of the executive and administrative branches of the city government. He may attend council meetings but may not vote in its proceedings and he shall have the power and duties herein conferred. The mayor shall be responsible for the proper administration of all affairs of the city, and, except as otherwise provided herein, he shall have the power and shall be required to:

(1) Enforce all laws and ordinances;

(2) Appoint and remove, when necessary for the good of the service, all officers and employees of the city except those appointed by the council. Such appointment and removal of personnel are subject to any merit system provisions in effect at such time, except for those officers and employees who are exempted from the merit system by other sections of this chapter;

(3) Appoint the members of the industrial development authority and housing board. The members of the industrial development authority shall be subject to confirmation by a vote of three members of the council. The members of the planning commission shall be appointed pursuant to Section 11-52-3;

(4) Exercise administrative supervision and control over all departments created by this chapter or by law or hereafter created by the council, except those otherwise given independent status under this chapter;

(5) Keep the council fully advised as to the financial conditions and needs of the city; prepare and submit the budget annually to the council and be responsible for its administration after its adoption; prepare and submit, as of the end of the fiscal year, a complete report on the financial and administrative activities of the city for such year;

(6) Recommend to the council such actions as he may deem desirable;

(7) Prepare and submit to the council such reports as may be required of him;

(8) Perform such other duties as may be prescribed by this chapter; and

(9) Fix the salaries or compensation of all officers and employees of the city who are appointable by the mayor, subject, however, to the provisions of any merit law applicable to the city.

(Acts 1987, No. 87-102, p. 116, §37.)