Whenever the office of a member of Council shall become vacant, the vacancy shall be filled by the majority vote of the remaining members of the Council, but not earlier than ten (10) days after the Council seat becomes vacant. If the vacancy shall not be so filled within thirty (30) days after it shall have occurred, the Mayor shall fill it by appointment. Each member of Council so elected or appointed to fill a vacancy shall hold office for the balance of the unexpired term or until the beginning of the term of a successor elected for the unexpired term as hereinafter provided. A successor shall be elected for the unexpired term at the next regular Municipal election if (a) such election shall occur more than two (2) years prior to the expiration of the unexpired term; and (b) the vacancy shall have occurred more than one hundred twenty (120) days prior to such election.
(Approved by voters November 4, 1980; Res. 65-2021. Passed 7-6-21.)