SECTION 7.  DECLARING VACANCY IN OFFICE.
   The office of the Mayor, or any Councilman, who is absent from the meetings of the Council for three consecutive regular meetings, or six meetings in a one year period, unless such absence is due to illness or injury certified to in writing by a reputable physician, may be declared vacant by a majority vote of the Council at the next regular meeting thereafter.  The office of the Mayor, or any Councilman at large, who moves his or her residence out of the corporate limits, or of any Councilman not elected at large, who moves his or her residence out of the limits of his ward, shall be declared vacant by the Council as soon as such removal is brought to its attention; provided, however, that should the boundaries of any ward be changed by action of the Council or by vote of the people, any Councilman whose residence may be affected thereby, shall complete the term for which he or she was elected. 
(1-20-09)