SECTION 4.16  VACANCIES.
   Whenever the office of councilperson shall become vacant for any reason, the vacancy shall be filled by majority vote of all the remaining members of the Council.  If the vacancy is in an office of councilperson representing a ward such vacancy must be filled from that ward.  If the vacancy occurs in the office of a councilperson-at-large, such vacancy can be filled from any ward within the Municipality.
   A vacancy in the office of the President of Council shall be filled by the Vice President becoming the President of Council, and the office of Vice President shall be filled by a councilperson elected by a majority vote of the remaining members of Council.
   In the event Council should fail to fill a vacancy in the office of councilperson, or in the office of Vice President of Council, within 45 days from the date such vacancy occurs, then the power of Council to do so shall lapse and the Mayor shall fill it by appointment.
   The person elected or appointed to fill a vacancy shall have the qualifications for the particular office specified in Section 4.03 of this Charter, and shall hold office for the unexpired term, and until his/her successor is elected and qualified.
(Amended 11-4-97)