Q May the board of aldermen pay the mayor additional compensation for discharging the duties of public works superintendent pending the employment of a new superintendent?

A While a mayor may not hold another job in the executive department of a municipality, s/he has superintending control of the officers and affairs of the municipality and may perform whatever duties are necessary to keep the municipality operating, provided s/he does not bypass municipal department heads. The board of aldermen may adjust the mayor’s salary to reflect the extra duties by majority vote, documented on the municipal minutes. (Attorney General Opinion to Miller, November 15, 2013)