City of Belfast, ME
Waldo County
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A Mayor shall be elected by and from the qualified voters of the City. The Mayor shall hold office for a term of two years and until a successor is elected and qualified, except that when elected to fill a vacancy, that successor shall hold office only for the unexpired term or until a new successor is elected and qualified.
In case of the death, resignation or removal from office of the Mayor more than six months prior to the next regular City election, the vacancy for the unexpired term shall be filled by a special election within 90 days, the warrants for which shall be issued by the Council. Whenever, the office of Mayor becomes vacant within six months prior to a regular City election, whenever the Office of the Mayor is vacant pending an election, or whenever the Mayor, for any reason, is unable to attend to the duties of that office, the Council shall appoint one of its members to perform the duties of Mayor.
The Mayor shall preside at all meetings of the Council and shall perform such other duties, consistent with that office, as the Council may impose. The Mayor shall have no veto and no vote except in case of a tie. The Mayor shall be recognized as the official head of the City for ceremonial purposes, and for all purposes of martial law. The title of Mayor shall not be considered as conferring upon that office any functions of a Mayor under the general laws of the State inconsistent with the provisions of this Charter.