Any elected officer, in case of misconduct, inability, or willful neglect in the performance of the duties of his or her office, may be removed from office by a unanimous vote of the members of Council exclusive of any member to be removed, who shall not vote in the deliberation of his or her removal.  No elected officer shall be removed without having been given the right to a full public hearing.  The officer, if removed, shall have the right to appeal to the circuit court of the county and the appeal shall be on the record.  No officer so removed shall be eligible to fill the office vacated before the expiration of the term to which originally elected.
(KRS 83A.040(9)) (Prior Code, § 2.16.020)