(a)   The first day of the calendar month next following the month in which a general member or firefighter member attains mandatory retirement age, he or she shall be retired, provided, in either case he or she has ten or more years of credited service and is neither an appointee of the City Council, an appointee of the Mayor provided for in Sections 4-202 and 4-203 of the Charter of the City of Flint nor an elected officer or District Judge of the City; provided, however, that as to members represented by Local 1799 American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, AFL-CIO, an extension of employment up to a maximum of six months beyond mandatory retirement age shall be granted upon approval and recommendation of the City Administrator. Upon his or her retirement he or she shall be entitled to a pension provided in § 35-24 if he or she is a firefighter member or as provided in § 35-23 if he or she is a general member.
   (b)   Upon written request of a general member or firefighter member who has attained or attains mandatory retirement age, approved by his or her department head, the Board may continue the member in service for periods not to extend beyond his or her attainment of age 70 years.
(Ord. 1860, passed 8-16-1965; Ord. 2206, passed 4-13-1970; Ord. 2446, passed 2-7-1974; Ord. 2558, passed 6-14-1976)