(A)   Composition.  There shall be a City Council composed of the mayor and eight (8) Council members.  Except for the Mayor, two Council members shall reside in each of the four wards from which they are elected during their terms of office as provided for in Article VI; all shall be elected by the voters of the City at large.  The Mayor shall be elected in accordance with the provisions of Section 2.03.
   (B)   Eligibility.  Only registered voters of the City who have been residents of their ward for not less than ninety (90) days and a resident of the City of Claremore for not less than six (6) months prior to the filing period for the election at which such voter runs for office shall be eligible to hold the office of Council member or Mayor.
   (C)   Election and terms.  The election of Council members shall be held on the first Tuesday of April in each odd-numbered year, in the manner provided by law.  At the first election under this Charter, eight Council members shall be elected; the candidate from each ward receiving the greatest number of votes shall serve for a term of four years, and the candidate from each ward receiving the next greatest number of votes shall serve for a term of two years.  Thereafter, all Council members shall be elected for four year terms.  The terms of all Council members shall begin the first Council meeting in May after their election, and the Council members shall serve until his or her successor is elected and qualified.