SECTION III-2. Qualifications.
   All members of Council shall have been residents of the Municipality for at least two continuous years prior to their election and all members of Council elected by the electors of the wards of the City of Vermilion shall also have been residents of the ward from which they are elected for a period of one continuous year prior to their election. All Council members elected at large shall continue to be residents of the Municipality at large and all members elected by electors of the wards shall continue to be residents of the wards from which they were elected. A member of Council shall not hold any other public office, except as otherwise provided in this Charter or by ordinance enacted thereunder, and that of Notary Public or membership in the State Militia or reserve corps of the United States.
   Any member of Council who shall cease to possess, or who violates any of the qualifications herein enumerated shall forfeit his office, but failure to maintain said qualifications shall not render void or ineffective any action of Council in which such member has participated.
   The period of residence in the Municipality required under this or any other section of this Charter shall include the period of residence in any territory which has been annexed to the Municipality. (Amended 11-2-76.)