Q What is a mayor’s “superintending control” of a municipality? May the board appoint the (code charter) mayor
to a supervisory position in the municipality, giving day-to-day instructions?

A The mayor’s “superintending control” means that’she/he has general supervisory oversight of municipal government, but may not become personally involved in the daily operations of the municipal departments. As such, the mayor may not hold another job in the executive department. She/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 she/he does not bypass municipal department heads. (Attorney General’s Opinions to Gilmore, January 31, 2014)