(a)   Any police officer member shall be separated from the employ of the city the first day of the calendar month next following the month in which the member attains age 60 years. This division (a) shall be subject to division (b) below.
   (b)   Any police officer member may continue in the employ of the city, after attainment of the age for retirement as provided in division (a) above, for periods not to extend beyond attainment of age 65 years, provided that the continuance in the employ of the city is:
      (1)   Requested in writing by a member;
      (2)   Approved by his or her department head; and
      (3)   Approved by the council.
   (c)   Upon separation from the employ of the city as provided in this section, a police officer member who has 15 or more years of credited service shall be retired and shall receive a retirement allowance as provided in § 39.231.
(1957 Rev. Ords., § 2.516; 1992 Code, § 35-24)  (Ord. 47-80, passed 6-9-1980; Ord. 64-86, passed 6-30-1986; Ord. 96-87, passed 11-16-1987; Ord. 36-95, passed 3-6-1995)