City of Gardner, MA
Worcester County
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[Adopted 7-1-1935 by Ord. No. 41]
[Amended 11-18-2013 by Ord. No. 1563]
In case of a vacancy in any office, appointment to which is made by the Mayor, which vacancy is caused by the incapacity, death, resignation or expiration of the term of the incumbent, the filling of which is not provided for by law, the Mayor, without confirmation by the City Council, shall appoint a temporary officer to serve until a successor to such incapacitated, deceased or resigned officer, or officer whose term has expired, is duly appointed and qualified in accordance with law, but no such temporary officer shall in any event be appointed hereunder to serve for a period longer than 60 days, and no temporary appointee shall succeed himself as a temporary appointee.
Except as otherwise provided by the General Laws, City Charter or other ordinance, any temporary officer so appointed shall, during the time he fills the position to which he is appointed under this article, exercise all the powers and perform all the duties of the officer in whose place he serves.
[Added 12-15-1975 by Ord. No. 605; amended 4-21-1998 by Ord. No. 1271; 9-7-2010 by Ord. No. 1521]
Except for seasonal employees, whenever a vacancy shall occur in any position in any City department (other than a department head), the vacancy shall not be filled by the Mayor until approval is secured from the City Council if the position's job description is to be changed.