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The mayor is the chief executive and administrative officer of the town in charge of carrying out the policies set by the town council and of seeing that local laws are enforced. Pursuant to state statute, the mayor has the following duties and responsibilities: preside over all meetings of the council at which (s)he is present and call special meetings of the council; prepare a proposed budget; sign all warrants drawn on the treasury; sign and enforce all written contracts entered into by the town; sign all conveyances made by the town and all instruments which require the seal of the town; appoint a clerk and a marshal; report to the council on the financial and other affairs and needs of the town; perform ceremonial duties as head of the town; and approve or disapprove all official bonds and contractor’s bonds. The mayor may appoint a town attorney, a public works director, a civil engineer, police and such other appointive subordinate officers and employees as may be provided for by ordinance; may administer oaths and affirmations, and take affidavits and certify them; and may acknowledge the execution of all instruments executed by the town which require acknowledgment; and exercise all other authorities and perform all other duties and functions for mayors as provided by state statute. (Ord. 530 § 1, 2010)