9-9-8. Absence or disability of mayor--Acting mayor during vacancy in office. In case the mayor is unable to perform the duties of his office by reason of absence or sickness, the board shall appoint by a majority vote of all members thereof one of its members to act in his stead, whose official designation shall be "acting president of the board of commissioners." The commissioner so appointed shall be invested with all the powers and shall perform all the duties of the mayor during such absence or sickness.
In case of a vacancy in the office of mayor, the board of commissioners shall appoint by a majority vote of all the members thereof one of its number as acting mayor, who shall be invested with all the powers and shall perform all the duties of the mayor, until the election of a mayor.
Source: SL 1913, ch 119, § 21; RC 1919, § 6227; SDC 1939, § 45.0808; SL 1968, ch 182, § 1.
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