30. The council of a municipality shall appoint in advance from among its members a permanent substitute mayor.
If the permanent substitute mayor is absent or unable to act, or if the office of permanent substitute mayor is vacant, the council of the municipality may appoint from among its members a temporary substitute for the duration of the absence, inability to act or vacancy in the office of permanent substitute mayor. It must be specified in the resolution passed under this paragraph that the member is appointed as substitute mayor on a temporary basis only, failing which the resolution is deemed to appoint a permanent substitute.
The council of the municipality may delegate to the mayor the power to appoint the substitute mayor. In such case, the mayor shall make the appointment by means of a document signed by him and filed in the office of the municipality; the document must specify, where applicable, that the substitute mayor is appointed on a temporary basis only, failing which the document is deemed to appoint a permanent substitute.
The clerk or secretary-treasurer of the municipality shall transmit to the Community an authenticated copy of the resolution appointing a substitute or effecting a delegation as soon as possible after passage of the resolution. The clerk or secretary-treasurer shall transmit to the Community an authenticated copy of a document by the mayor appointing a substitute as soon as possible after its filing; the mayor may, however, transmit a copy of the document himself, in which case the clerk or secretary-treasurer is dispensed from doing so.
The substitute may not act in that capacity until the Community has received a copy of the resolution or document appointing him.
1969, c. 83, s. 40; 1970, c. 65, s. 2; 1978, c. 103, s. 11; 1987, c. 108, s. 13; 1993, c. 67, s. 5.