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Each member of Council shall have been a resident and qualified elector of the Municipality for at least two (2) years immediately prior to his/her election and shall continue to be a resident of the Municipality throughout his/her term of office. A member of Council shall not hold any other elected public office, and shall not have financial interest in any contract with the City, and no such member shall hold administrative public employment in the City, nor hold employment with the City of Kirtland during his/her term.
A Ward Councilperson shall reside within the voting ward he/she represents and shall continue to reside within the ward during his/her term. If, however, the boundaries of the wards are changed, and this action results in placing the residence of the Ward Councilperson outside the boundaries of the district he/she was elected to represent, he/she shall continue to represent the ward that elected him/her for the remainder of his/her term.
No member of Council for a period of one (1) year after the expiration of his/her term, shall have financial interest in any contract with the City, nor while in office be on a Council committee the purpose of which shall conflict or may tend to conflict with the personal or professional interests of such member. Any member of Council who shall cease to possess, or who violates, any of the qualifications herein enumerated may be removed from his/her office, but failure to maintain said qualifications shall not render void or ineffective any action of Council in which such member has participated unless declared void by two-thirds (2/3) of all the remaining members of Council.
(Amended 11-4-1980; 11-6-1990; 11-7-2000; 11-2-2010)