§ 2b.  


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  • No person shall hold the office of mayor for a period of longer than two successive terms of four years. Terms shall be considered successive unless separated by a period of four or more years. Only terms beginning on or after December 1, 2001, shall be considered in determining a person's eligibility to hold the office of mayor under this provision.

    For the purposes of this term limit provision, any period of service during a term by a mayor elected for that full, four-year term shall constitute service for a four-year term. Any period of service during a term, by a mayor elected for less than that full, four-year term shall not constitute service for a four-year term. Any period of service by a non-elected mayor during a four-year term shall not constitute service for a four-year term.

    Should the death, removal or resignation of a member of council occur prior to June 1 of the second calendar year following the regular municipal election at which that member of council was elected to a four-year term, the person or persons designated on that member of council's successor designation certificate shall select a successor to hold office until December 1 of the second calendar year after the calendar year in which the member was elected and until a successor is elected and qualified to fill the unexpired term. An election to fill the unexpired term of that member of council will be held on the date of the regular municipal election held during the second calendar year following that member's election to council. Nomination and election of the successor member of council to the unexpired term shall be governed by the provisions of Article IX.

    Should the death, removal or resignation of a member of council occur on or after June 1 of the second calendar year following the regular municipal election at which that member of council was elected, the person or persons designated on that member of council's successor designation certificate shall select a successor to hold office for the remainder of the unexpired term of that member of council.

(Added by Ord. No. 77-1999, eff. June 1, 2001; election of May 4, 1999; amended by Ord. No. 304-2012, eff. Aug. 1, 2012; election of Nov. 2, 2012)