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If a Council member is elected to any public office other than Mayor, Village Recorder, or member of the Village Council, absents himself or herself from forty or more percent of the meetings scheduled in accordance with Section 3.5 herein in any twelve month period, ceases to possess any of the qualifications required by this Charter, becomes physically or mentally incapacitated to the extent that he or she is unable to properly perform the functions of the office or is convicted of a felony or any crime involving moral turpitude, he or she shall be disqualified from holding the office of Council member and such office shall thereby become vacant and shall be so declared by Council forthwith. Any Council member may be removed from office under the provisions of general law. If a Council member absents himself or herself from forty or more percent of Council meetings as provided herein, such absence shall, ipso facto, constitute neglect of duty. If a vacancy on Council shall occur as aforesaid or by reason of death, resignation, removal or other cause, such vacancy shall be filled as follows: The remaining members of Council shall select a citizen willing to serve, and with the requisite qualifications, by a majority vote of its remaining members at a meeting held not less than fifteen nor more than thirty days following the declaration of such vacancy. The person so appointed shall hold office for the unexpired term or until his or her successor has been duly elected and qualified. In the event Council shall fail to choose a qualified successor, as provided herein, the Mayor shall appoint a person with the requisite qualifications to fill the vacancy for the unexpired term or until his or her successor has been duly elected and qualified. Such appointment shall be made within sixty days from the date said vacancy occurs.