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XI. Mayor's Duties

Reference Number: MTAS-919
Tennessee Code Annotated
Reviewed Date: August 17, 2016

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1.  The mayor’s authority to make temporary appointments of officers and department heads arising from sickness, etc., is limited as follows:

  • The mayor may not make temporary appointments of aldermen.
  • The mayor must report temporary appointments to the board at its next meeting. T.C.A. § 6-3-106(a)(3)(A); Acts 1997, Chapter 27.

2. The board must pass an ordinance to designate someone to perform the mayor’s duties, as indicated in T.C.A. § 6-3-106(b); Acts 1997, Chapter 27. Before passage of this act, an ordinance was not required.

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