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The legislative powers of the City, except as otherwise provided by this Charter and by the Constitution of the State of Ohio, shall be vested in a Council of seven (7) members, elected at large in the City, for four (4) year staggered terms commencing on the first day of January next after the election.
At the first municipal election after the adoption of this Charter, to be held in November 2009, seven (7) Council members shall be elected. The four (4) highest vote recipients shall serve a full four (4) year term. The next three (3) highest vote recipients shall serve two (2) year terms.
At the next municipal election to be held in November 2011, there will be three (3) positions on Council open for election. At this election and all subsequent elections, Council members elected will serve four year terms, thus creating staggered terms on Council.