Except as otherwise provided by this Charter, any member of any board or commission of the Municipality provided for by this Charter may be removed from office for gross misconduct or malfeasance or nonfeasance in or disqualification for office or absence without justifiable excuse from three (3) consecutive meetings, or upon conviction while in office of a felony or other crime involving moral turpitude, or for violation of the oath of office, upon the charge or charges being set forth by resolution introduced by at least three (3) members of Council. Council shall hold an evidentiary hearing at a public meeting upon the charge or charges brought; provided, however, that the member being charged shall have been notified in writing of the charge or charges at least thirty (30) days in advance of such hearing; and provided, further, that the member or legal counsel for the member shall have been given an opportunity to be heard, present evidence and examine witnesses appearing in support of such charge or charges. The affirmative vote of four (4) members of Council shall be required to remove the member.
(Amended 11-2-10; 11-3-20)