SECTION II-1(a).  POWERS, NUMBER AND TERM.
   Except as otherwise provided in this Charter all powers of the Municipality shall be vested in a Council of seven (7) members.
   Beginning with the general election to be held in November, 2001, and thereafter when Councilpersons are to be elected they shall be elected by wards, one from each, by the electors of the ward in which they reside, there being six wards, and one shall be elected at large, by the electors of the entire Municipality and he shall be the Mayor.
   The terms of the members of Council and the Mayor shall begin on the first day of January next following their election, and, except as further provided in this section, they shall serve for a term of four years, or until their successors are chosen and qualified.
   Notwithstanding the foregoing regarding members of Council and the Mayor serving a term of four years, each Councilperson elected from Wards 2, 4 and 6 in each case at the general election to be held in November, 2001 and in accordance with this Section 1(a) of Article II of this Charter shall serve for an initial term of two years, or until their successors are chosen and qualified, and thereafter each Councilperson elected from Wards 2, 4 and 6 shall serve for a term of four years, or until their successors are chosen and qualified.
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