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(a) NOMINATIONS AND ELECTIONS.
For the purpose of nominating and electing officers of the Municipality, including the fixing of the compensation of those elected in 1951, this Charter shall be in effect from and after the time of its approval by the electors of the Municipality; and for all other purposes it shall be in effect on and after the first day of January, 1952, and continue in effect regardless of any change of the classification by law of this Municipality.
(b) SAVING CLAUSE.
The determination that any part of this Charter is invalid shall not invalidate or impair the force or effect of any part hereof, except to the extent that such other part is wholly dependent for its operation upon the part declared invalid.
(c) EFFECT OF CHARTER UPON EXISTING LAWS AND RIGHTS.
The taking effect of this Charter shall not affect any pre-existing rights of this Municipality, nor any right or liability, or pending suit or prosecution either on behalf of or against the Municipality, nor any franchise granted by the Municipality, nor pending proceedings for the authorization of public improvements or the levy of assessments therefor.
(d) COUNCIL'S ACTS CONTINUE IN EFFECT.
Except as a contrary intent appears herein, all acts of the Council of this Municipality shall continue in effect until lawfully amended or repealed.