The mayor shall be elected at large from the entire town for a term of four years. In the regular municipal election to be held in April, 1984, and every four (4) years thereafter, the mayoral candidate receiving the highest number of votes shall be elected mayor.
The mayor shall preside at meetings of the council and shall exercise such powers and perform such other duties as are or may be conferred and imposed upon him by this charter or by ordinance or other applicable law. He shall have all of the powers, rights and privileges of a council member including the right to vote. He shall be recognized as the head of the town government for all ceremonial and legal purposes and he shall execute and authenticate legal instruments requiring his signature as such official.