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The legislative powers of the Municipality, except as otherwise provided by this Charter and by the Constitution of the State of Ohio, shall be vested in a Council of five (5) members, consisting of the Mayor and four (4) other persons elected from the Municipality at large. All members of Council shall be elected for overlapping terms of four (4) years.
Members of Council shall take office January 1 of the year following their election and shall serve until the expiration of their term of office and until their successors are elected and qualified. If for any reason a member of Council shall fail to qualify for office within forty-five (45) days after January 1 of the year following his election, a vacancy shall be deemed to exist and such vacancy shall be filled in the manner provided in Sec. 3.14 of this Charter.