Division V: Mayor

1-2-35    ELECTION.  The mayor shall be elected for a four (4) year term and shall serve until his successor is elected and has qualified. (Ill. Rev. Stat., Ch. 24; S 3-5-1)

1-2-36    VACANCY.  If a vacancy occurs in the office of the Mayor and there remains an unexpired portion of the term of at least twenty-eight (28) months and the vacancy occurs at least one hundred thirty (130) days before the general municipal election next scheduled under the general election law, the vacancy shall be filled a the general municipal election.  The Village Board shall elect one of its members “Acting Mayor” who shall perform the duties and possess all the rights and powers of the Mayor until a successor to fill the vacancy has been elected and has qualified.  (Ill. Rev. Stat., Ch. 24; S 3-4-6)

1-2-37    SUPERVISORY POWERS.  The Mayor shall be the chief executive officer of the Village, shall preside over the meetings of the Board, and shall perform such duties as may be required of him by statute or law.  He shall have supervision over all of the executive officers and employees of the Village and shall have the power and authority to inspect all books and records pertaining to the Village affairs and kept by any officer or employee of the Village at any reasonable time.  (Ill. Rev. Stat. Ch. 24, S 3-11-6 and 3-11-3)

1-2-38    APPOINTMENT OF OFFICERS.  At the first annual meeting in May, the Mayor shall appoint, by and with the advice and consent of the Village Board, all officers of the Village whose election or appointment is not otherwise provided for, and said officers shall hold their offices for the ensuing month or year, and until their respective successors are appointed and qualified.  Any vacancy occurring in an appointive office shall be filled in the same manner.  The Mayor shall issue a commission or certificate of appointment to all persons appointed to office in the municipality.  (Ill. Rev. Stat., Ch. 24; S 3-7-2, 3-13-10 and 3-14-2)

1-2-39    REMOVAL OF OFFICERS.  The Mayor shall have the power to remove any officer appointed by him on any formal charge whenever he is of the opinion that the interests of the Village demand such removal.  He shall report the reasons for such removal to the Board at a meeting to be held not less than five (5) days, nor more then ten (10) days after such removal.  If the Mayor shall fail or refuse to file with the Clerk a statement of the reasons for such removal, or if the Board, by a two-thirds vote of all its members authorized by law to be elected by yeas and nays to be entered upon its record, disapprove of such removal, such officer shall thereupon become restored to the office from which he was removed, but he shall give a new bond and take a new oath of office.  No officer shall be removed a second time for the same offense. (Ill. Rev. Stat., Ch. 24; S 3-11-1 and 3-12-2) 

1-2-40    DESIGNATION OF OFFICERS’ DUTIES.   Whenever there is a dispute as to the respective duties or powers of any appointed officer of the Village, this dispute shall be settled by the Mayor, after consultation with the Village Attorney; and the Mayor shall have the power to delegate to any appointive officer, any duty which is to be performed when no specific officer has been directed to perform that duty.

1-2-41    MAYOR PRO-TEM.  During a temporary absence or disability of the Mayor which incapacitates him from the performance of his duties, but does not create a vacancy in the office, the Mayor shall appoint, and if he cannot, the Trustees shall appoint one of its members to act as Mayor Pro-tem.  The Mayor Pro-tem, during this absence or disability shall perform his duties and possess all the rights and power of the Mayor.  The Mayor may appoint an officer to administer the affairs of the Village with the advice and consent of the Village Board whenever the Village Board considers it necessary and expedient.

1-2-42    SIGNATURE.  The Mayor shall sign all Village warrants, commissions, permits and licenses granted by authority of the Board, except as otherwise provided and such other acts and deeds as law or ordinance may require his official signature.

1-2-43    FORMAL OCCASIONS.   The Mayor shall act for an on behalf of the Village of formal occasions and receptions, but in his absence or inability to attend any such function, the Mayor may select any other Village officer to so act.

1-2-44    GENERAL DUTIES.  The Mayor shall perform all the duties which are prescribed by law, and shall take care that the laws and ordinances are faithfully executed.  (Ill. Rev. Stat., Ch. 24; S3-11-4 and 3-11-6)

1-2-45    RELEASE OF PRISONERS.  The Mayor may release any person imprisoned for violation of any Village ordinance and shall report the release with reasons therefore to the Trustees at their first meeting thereafter. (Ill. Rev. Stat., Ch. 24; S 3-11-2)

1-2-46    BUSINESS LICENSE COMMISSIONER.  The Mayor is hereby designated as License Commissioner to issue and revoke any and all business licenses as prescribed by law.

1-2-47    RESERVED.

1-2-48    HEALTH COMMISSIONER.  The Mayor is hereby declared to be Health Commissioner with all powers to abate and remove all nuisances or health hazards within the jurisdictional boundaries of the Village authority as prescribed by law.

1-2-49    DECIDING VOTE – MAYOR.  The Mayor shall preside at all meetings of the Village Board.  He shall not vote on any ordinance, resolution or motion, except:  (1)  where the vote of the Trustees has resulted in a tie; or (2) where one-half of the Trustees elected have voted in favor or an ordinance, resolution or motion, even though there is no tie; or (3) where a vote greater than a majority of the corporate authorities is required by the Illinois Revised Statutes to adopt an ordinance, resolution or motion.  In each instance specified, the Mayor shall vote.  Nothing in this section shall deprive an Acting Mayor or Mayor Pro-tem from voting in his capacity as Trustee, but he shall not be entitled to another vote in his capacity as Acting Mayor or Mayor Pro-tem.  (Ill. Rev. Stat., Ch. 24; S 3-11-14 and 3-11-17)

1-2-50 – 1-2-51 RESERVED.