[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Council of the Town of Braintree 3-18-2008 by Ord. No. 08-016. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Temporary absence of the Mayor — See Charter § 3-8.
Mayor — See Ch. 2.200.
Whenever, by reason of sickness, absence from the Town or other cause, the Mayor shall be unable to perform the duties of the office for a period of more than 10 successive working days, the President of the Town Council shall be the Acting Mayor. In the event of the absence or disability of the President of the Town Council, the Vice President of the Town Council shall serve as Acting Mayor. The Mayor shall, by a letter filed with the Town Council and a copy filed with the Town Clerk, designate a qualified Town officer of Town employee to serve as Acting Mayor during the temporary absence of the Mayor for periods of the 10 days or less and to serve only when the needs of the Town require and only to the extent necessary under the then circumstances.
The Acting Mayor shall have only those powers of the Mayor that are essential to the conduct of the business of the Town in an orderly and efficient manner and on which action may not be delayed. The Acting Mayor shall have no authority to make any permanent appointment or removal from Town service unless the disability of the Mayor shall extend beyond 60 days nor shall an Acting Mayor approve or disapprove of any measure adopted by the Town Council unless the time within which the Mayor must act would expire before the return of the Mayor. During any period in which any member of the Town Council is serving as Acting Mayor, such Councilor shall not vote as a member of the Town Council.