§ 35.41  ELECTION OF BOARD MEMBERS.
   (A)   Temporary election committee.  There is hereby established a temporary election committee within the Fire Division of the City.  The committee shall consist of the Public Safety Director and 2 members appointed by the Director, at least one of whom shall hold the rank of Firefighter.  The temporary election committee shall be responsible for organizing, conducting and supervising the initial election of members of the Board of Trustees on or about April 1, 1990.
   (B)   Subsequent elections.  The initial Board of Trustees so elected shall establish by rule proper election procedures for elections subsequent to the initial election, which procedures shall be consistent with this subchapter and recognized standards of free and fair elections.
      (1)   The Board of Trustees shall develop reasonable procedures protecting the right of any member of the Fire Division to run for any office of the Board, without nomination.
      (2)   The Board of Trustees shall develop reasonable procedures for the final election of members to the various offices of the Board on or about March 1 of each year.
   (C)   Terms of office.  Each member of the Board of Trustees shall serve a term of 2 years, except that the positions of the Treasurer and 2 Trustees elected at the initial election shall become vacant on February 28, 1991 and shall be filled by election on or about March 1, 1991 and every odd-numbered year thereafter.  The positions of President and Secretary shall be filled by election on or about March 1 of every even-numbered year.
   (D)   Vacancies.  The Board of Trustees shall establish reasonable rules for the filling of vacancies on the Board.
(Ord. 7443, passed 3-6-90; Am. Ord. 7507, passed 2-19-91; Am. Ord. 8931, passed 4-1-14)