SECTION 3. QUALIFICATIONS.
   Candidates for City Council shall have maintained their primary residence within the City for a period of three (3) years immediately preceding the filing of their declarations of candidacy.  In addition, each candidate for ward council shall have maintained his primary residence within that ward for a period of six (6) consecutive months immediately preceding the filing of his declaration of candidacy.
   All councilmen shall maintain their primary residence within the City during their term of office.  Ward councilmen shall not maintain their primary residence outside the ward in which they were elected for more than sixty (60) consecutive days in any twelve-month period.  The sixty (60) consecutive days shall begin on the date of actual removal from the ward in which they were elected.  For the purpose of this section, primary residence shall mean a person's usual or customary place of abode where the individual lives and regularly stays; it shall not mean a "legal", "voting" or other address where the person does not actually live.  Councilmen who move their primary residence shall notify the Clerk of Council within seven (7) days of such move.
   Councilmen shall not hold any other municipal employment during their term of office.  The qualifications for those appointed to Council shall be the same as for those elected.  If any council member shall cease to possess any of the qualifications for such office, he shall forthwith forfeit his office.   
(Amended 11-3-15.)