A preliminary resolution which states the reason for removal must be enacted by a vote of five (5) members of Council and shall be delivered within twenty-four (24) hours after enactment to the Municipal Administrator.
   Within five (5) days after a copy of the resolution is delivered to the Municipal Administrator, he may file with Council a written request for a public hearing. This hearing shall be held at a Council meeting not earlier than fifteen (15) days nor later than thirty (30) days after the request is filed.
   Council may adopt a final resolution of removal, which may be made effective immediately by a vote of at least five (5) members of Council at any time after five (5) days from the date when a copy of the preliminary resolution was delivered to the Municipal Administrator, if he has not requested a public hearing, or at any time after the public hearing if he has requested one.
   The Municipal Administrator shall continue to receive his salary until the effective date of the final resolution of removal.
(Amended 11-8-77)