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.