ARTICLE 2 - OFFICERS
 
15-3-201.  Mayoral veto; overriding thereof; failure to act.
 
The mayor is entitled to sign or veto any ordinance passed by the governing body and to sign or veto any order, bylaw, resolution, award or vote to enter into any contract, or the allowance of any claim. A veto may be overridden by a vote of two-thirds (2/3) of all the qualified members of the council. If the mayor neglects or refuses to sign any ordinance and fails to return it with his objections in writing at the next regular meeting of the governing body, it becomes law without his signature. The mayor may veto any item of any appropriation ordinance and approve the remainder thereof. The items vetoed may be passed over the veto as in other cases. The mayor does not have a vote in any matter involving the override of a veto.
 
15-3-202.  Jurisdiction beyond corporate limits; exception.
 
(a)  The mayor, from time to time, shall communicate to the governing body such information and recommend such measures as in his opinion may tend to improve the finances of the city, the police, health, comfort and general prosperity of the city.
 
(b)  The mayor has such jurisdiction as may be vested in him by ordinance:
 
(i)  Repealed By Laws 2013, Ch. 104, § 2.
 
(ii)  In all matters excepting taxation within one-half (1/2) mile of the corporate limits of the city.  The board of county commissioners of any county containing any area over which jurisdiction has been asserted pursuant to this paragraph may enact a resolution nullifying the ordinance as to any unincorporated area of the county subject to the ordinance.  Upon the effective date of the resolution the ordinance shall no longer be effective as to the unincorporated area of the county specified in the resolution.
 
15-3-203.  President of governing body; acting president; election; duties.
 
The governing body may elect from their number a president who, in the absence of the mayor, shall preside at all meetings of the governing body.  If the office of mayor is vacant, the president shall occupy the office until the vacancy is filled.  The governing body may elect one (1) councilman to serve temporarily as acting president in the president's absence.  The president and acting president, when occupying the place of the mayor, may exercise all of the powers of that office and have the same privileges as other members of the governing body.  All acts of the president or acting president, while so acting, are as binding upon the council and upon the city as if done by the mayor.
 
15-3-204.  Appointed officers; removal; conditions for appointive office or position.
 
(a)  Unless otherwise provided by ordinance, the clerk, treasurer, engineer, attorney, fire chief, police chief, municipal judges and department heads as specified by ordinance shall be appointed by the mayor with the consent of the governing body and may be removed by the mayor. All other appointments, except the appointment of members of a board or commission, and removals shall be  made by the mayor without consent of the governing body unless consent is required by separate statute.  The governing body shall determine the method of appointing members of a board or commission, unless the method of appointing such members is specified by separate statute. The mayor has the power to remove any officer appointed under W.S. 15-1-101 through 15-10-117 for incompetency or neglect of duty.
 
(b)  The governing body, by ordinance or resolution, may specify conditions for any office or position to which a person is appointed under this section including:
 
(i)  Level or range of salary;
 
(ii)  A description of the duties and responsibilities of the position;
 
(iii)  Term of appointment;
 
(iv)  Requirements for:
 
(A)  Promotions;
 
(B)  Suspension; and
 
(C)  Hearing of appeals from decisions of the mayor to remove or discharge an appointee other than members of a board or commission, after which the governing body may affirm, modify or reverse the decision of the mayor; and
 
(v)  Other matters which are part of the personnel policies of the city.
 
15-3-205.  Salaries; minimum amounts.
 
(a)  The salaries of all officers shall be fixed by ordinance but the salaries of the following officers shall not be less than the following amounts per year:
 
(i)  Mayor, six hundred dollars ($600.00);
 
(ii)  Repealed by Laws 1985, ch. 8, § 2.
 
(iii)  Repealed by Laws 1985, ch. 8, § 2.
 
(iv)  Repealed by Laws 1985, ch. 8, § 2.
 
(v)  Each councilman, ten dollars ($10.00) for actual attendance at each regular or special meeting of the governing body or any committee meeting.
 
(vi)  Repealed by Laws 1985, ch. 8, § 2.
 
(b)  All other officers of the city shall receive the compensation fixed by ordinance except as otherwise provided by law.
 
15-3-206.  Renumbered by Laws 1985, ch. 209, § 1.
 
15-3-207.  Elected officers; qualifications; bonds.
 
All elected officers shall be qualified electors of the city entitled to vote at all elections therein. Each officer shall give bond in an amount and upon conditions as are provided by ordinance.
 
15-3-208.  Treasurer; failure to provide required reports; removal; vacancy.
 
(a)  Repealed by Laws 1985, ch. 152, § 4.
 
(b)  If the treasurer neglects or fails  to provide financial reports as required by the governing body, the mayor may declare the office vacant and fill the vacancy by appointment according to W.S. 15-3-204.
 
15-3-209.  Treasurer; receiving monies; books and accounts.
 
The city treasurer shall receive all monies belonging to the city.  The clerk and treasurer shall keep their books and accounts in the manner prescribed by W.S. 16-4-101 through 16-4-124.  The books and accounts may be inspected at any time by the mayor, councilmen and other persons designated by law.
 
15-3-210.  Treasurer; handling monies; restrictions; removal; vacancy.
 
The treasurer  shall not, either directly or indirectly, use the corporation money or warrants in his custody for his own use and benefit or that of any other person. If anyone violates this provision, the mayor may remove him from office immediately and declare the office vacant. If an office is declared vacant, the mayor shall fill the vacancy by appointment according to W.S. 15-3-204.
 
15-3-211.  Repealed by Laws 1985, ch. 152, § 4.
 
15-3-212.  Engineer; duties; other employees; outside work.
 
The city engineer shall keep records of all work done for the city and any other records the governing body requires. All such records are public records belonging to the city and shall be turned over to any successor to the office. The city may employ other engineers or assistants for any work for the city either within or without the city limits. Any work done by the city engineer for the city, outside the limits thereof, shall be expressly provided by ordinance.
 
15-3-213.  Change of emoluments during term prohibited.
 
The emoluments of any elective officer shall not be increased or diminished during the term for which he was elected. No person who has resigned or vacated any office is eligible to the same office during the time for which he was elected or appointed, if during the same time the emoluments have been increased.