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The Charter shall go into effect, for the purpose of electing the first Council and Mayor hereunder, on November 4, 1980. The first Council and Mayor shall be nominated and elected under the provisions of this Charter, the election being held November 4, 1980. At the first election the four candidates receiving the highest number of votes for Council shall be elected to serve through December 1, 1985, and the three remaining successful candidates shall serve through December 1, 1983. The current Council members’ terms shall cease and terminate on December 1, 1980, at which time the first Council elected under this Charter shall take office. The person receiving the highest number of votes for Council shall serve as Vice Mayor from December 1, 1980, to December 1, 1985, whereupon he shall be succeeded by the person receiving the highest number of votes for Council in the November, 1983, election, in accordance with the provisions in this Charter. The Mayor elected on November 4, 1980, shall hold office through December 1, 1983. For all purposes other than election of the first Council and Mayor, this Charter shall take effect and be in full force from July 4, 1980.
AS PROPOSED BY THE IRONTON CITY CHARTER COMMISSION
William Mack Anderson, Chairman
Jacob Scherer, Vice Chairman
Walter Kesterson, Secretary-Treasurer
Craig A. Allen
Frank J. McCown