The Office of the MayorMessage from the Mayor...
While being mayor is a single job, it encompasses elements of a multitude of professions. Some days you must be in the mindset of an engineer, attorney, researcher, historian, speech writer, realtor, mediator, lobbyist, or accountant. Some days are entirely spent reviewing spreadsheets to prepare a budget; others are spent in the field talking to residents, reviewing projects with department heads, or taking inventory of the quality of streets, sidewalks, and curbs. Some days are spent entirely in meetings discussing airports, federal regulations, policies, emergency management, street projects, water projects, wastewater projects, construction, zoning, opioid addiction, state and federal legislation, planning, art, culture, recreation, housing, commerce, industry, workforce readiness and development, education, and local finance to name a few.
I am honored to be the Mayor of Delphi, to be the individual entrusted to work with all of the resources in the city, state, and county to overcome our collective challenges.
Duties of the Mayor...
The mayor is responsible for the overall operation of city government with these primary responsibilities:
- Enforcing city ordinances and state statues
- Providing city information as requested by the common council
- Providing financial statements and the general condition of the city (State of the City) to the common council a minimum of once per year
- Recommending, in writing, actions that they mayor considers proper to the common council
- Calling special common council meetings when necessary
- Supervising subordinate officers, department heads
- Ensuring efficient government of the city
- Filling vacancies in city offices when required
- Signing deeds, bonds, contracts, licenses issued by the city
- Approving or vetoing ordinances, orders or resolutions of the legislative body (common council), veto’s are subject to common council override
- Appoint department heads, department employees, board and commission members
- Suspend or remove officers or employees appointed by the mayor
- Fix salaries of appointed officials and employees (except police and firefighters and appointees of the clerk or clerk-treasurer) subject to reduction by the common council
- Conduct monthly meetings of department heads, adopt rules and regulations for individual department, and arrange for unannounced audits of the accounts of departments
- Prepare the city budget for council review
- In third class cities serve as presiding officer of the common council and vote only in order to break a tie
- Solemnize marriages