52. The mayor shall exercise the right of superintendence, investigation and control over all the departments and officers or employees of the municipality, except the chief auditor, and especially shall see that the revenue of the municipality is collected and expended according to law, and that the provisions of the law and all by-laws, rules and regulations of the council are faithfully and impartially enforced. He shall lay before the council such proposals as he may deem necessary or advisable, and shall communicate to the council all information and suggestions relating to the improvement of the finances, police, health, security, cleanliness, comfort and progress of the municipality.
In the exercise of his functions as the executive head of the municipal administration, the mayor shall have the right, at any time, to suspend any officer or employee of the municipality, except the chief auditor, but he shall report to the council at the first sitting following such suspension, and state in writing the reasons therefor; the suspended officer or employee shall receive no salary for the time during which he is suspended, unless the council decides otherwise respecting such suspension and the suspension shall only be valid until such sitting.
R. S. 1964, c. 193, s. 51; 1968, c. 55, s. 5, s. 18; 2018, c. 8, s. 2911.