Marston D. Lovell was elected as Saco’s Mayor on November 7, 2017.
Mayor Lovell was inaugurated on December 4, 2017 for a two-year term.
Prior to his election as Mayor, Lovell has served as County Commissioner for
three years, as a Saco City Councilor for six years, and on many other boards
Phone: (207) 590-3800
Mayor Lovell is available by appointment on Wednesday afternoons from 2:30 PM-4:00 PM on the second floor of City Hall. To make an appointment, please call (207)282-4191.
Powers and Duties of the Mayor
Saco's Mayor has the following powers and duties as prescribed in the Saco City Charter, Section 2.07.
a. The Mayor shall be the Chief Executive Officer of the City and shall be recognized as the head of the City government.
b. The Mayor shall preside at all meetings of the City Council and shall vote only in case of a tie.
c. The Mayor shall have the power to veto any appropriations order, or any severable portion of any appropriation order without effecting the validity of the remainder of the order.
If the Mayor vetoes any such measure, such measure, with his written objections, shall be returned at the next regular meeting of the City Council, and the City Council shall proceed to reconsider the same. If, upon reconsideration, it shall be passed by a vote of not less than fi (5) members of the City Council, it shall have the same validity as if signed by the Mayor.
d. The Mayor shall appoint and the City Council confirm all members of municipal boards and commissions of the City of Saco. If an appointment has not been made and confirmed within thirty (30) days from the date of the vacancy, the City Council shall then proceed to fi the vacancy. The Mayor may serve as a non-voting member of all municipal boards and commissions, except where prohibited by law.
e. The Mayor shall have no administrative duties except those expressly granted by this Charter.
f. The Mayor shall, by frequent conferences with the City Administrator, keep himself and the City Council informed as to the progress on all City Council directives, the general financial standing of the City, the current status of all negotiations, Administrative proposals for future City plans, and recommendations for City Council action. He will request any information and supporting documents he feels are necessary for himself and the City Council, in order to make reasoned and informed decisions on matters coming before the City Council or its member Committees.
g. The Mayor shall exercise such other powers and perform such other duties as may be prescribed by this Charter, by ordinance, or by applicable State law.
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