The elected City Council consists of a mayor and 5 council persons. Terms are 4 years for each office. The council sets city policy, enacts ordinances, and approves budgets. The mayor presides at council meetings and is the chief executive of the city responsible to carry out policy, enforce ordinances, and conduct the business of the city. At council meetings, the mayor votes only in cases of tie votes by the other council persons, except in certain cases specified by state law.