Section 5.05. Vacancies.
   In case of death, disqualification, removal from office or resignation of the Mayor, the President of Council shall become the Mayor for the unexpired term of the Mayor, but shall cease to be a Councilperson.
   Whenever the office of a councilperson shall become vacant for any reason, the vacancy shall be filled by a majority vote of all the remaining members of Council.  If the vacancy is in the office of a councilperson representing a ward, such vacancy must be filled from that ward.  If the vacancy occurs in the office of councilperson-at-large, such vacancy can be filled from any ward in the Municipality.  A vacancy in the office of President of Council shall be filled by the Vice President becoming President of Council, and the office of Vice President shall be filled from all of its members being elected by a majority vote of the remaining members of Council.  In the event Council shall fail to fill a vacancy in the office of councilperson, or in the office of President of Council, or Vice President of Council within thirty days from the date such vacancy occurs, then the power of Council to do so shall lapse and the Mayor shall fill it by appointment, any such appointment to President of Council or Vice President of Council may be from among all of the members of Council and any appointment of a councilperson representing a ward shall be filled from that ward.
   The person elected or appointed to fill a vacancy shall have the qualifications for the particular office specified in Section 5.04 of this Charter, and shall hold office for the unexpired term, and until his/her successor is elected and qualified.
(Amended 11-7-78)