SECTION 3.06   VACANCIES.
   Whenever the office of a Councilperson shall become vacant for any reason and the unexpired term of office of the vacant Councilperson shall be greater than or equal to nine calendar months, the vacancy shall be filled for the remainder of the term at the next general election or primary election occurring not less than 90 days after the date of such vacancy. The nominating petitions for candidates to fill such vacancy shall be submitted to the Board of Elections not less than 60 days prior to the date of such general election or primary election to fill such vacancy. Pending the general election or the primary election to fill such vacancy. Council shall make an appointment to temporarily fill such vacancy by a majority vote of all remaining members of Council within 30 days after the next regular meeting following receipt of official notification by Council of such vacancy (a “Temporary Appointment”). If Council fails to fill the vacancy with a Temporary Appointment within said 30 day period the Mayor shall make the Temporary Appointment to fill such vacancy. The Councilperson appointed by Temporary Appointment shall serve until the result of the general election or primary election shall be certified by the Summit County Board of Elections.
   Whenever the office of a Councilperson shall become vacant for any reason, and the unexpired term of office of the vacant Councilperson shall be less than nine calendar months, the vacancy shall be filled for the remainder of the term by a majority vote of all remaining members of the Council.  Such appointment shall be made within 30 days after the effective date next regular meeting following receipt of official notification by Council of such vacancy. If Council fails to fill the vacancy within said 30 day period the Mayor shall make the appointment.
   If the office of President becomes vacant because of the succession of the President of Council to the office of Mayor or for any other reason, the Vice-President of Council shall become President of Council and Council shall elect by a majority vote of the members elected and appointed to Council a new Vice-President from its members. If the President of Council declines to serve as Mayor, he or she may remain as President of Council and the Vice-President of Council shall thereupon become the Mayor until a successor is elected and qualified in the next Municipal election. In the event the Vice-President of Council shall decline the office of Mayor due to vacancy, he or she may remain as Vice-President of Council and Council shall then appoint one of its remaining members to the office of Mayor.
   The person elected or appointed to fill a vacancy on the Council shall have the qualifications for the particular office specified in Section 3.03 of this Charter. 
(Amended November 8, 1994; November 6, 2012; November 6, 2018)