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(A) It would be in the best interest of the town to provide for town elections to occur during an election year so that town elections will occur during even-numbered general election years when elections for federal, state, and other local offices occur.
(B) It will save the town money in election expenses to hold its elections during an even-numbered general election year since, pursuant to I.C. 3-5-3-11, when a town election coincides with a general election, the county election board may not assess the town for the cost of the town’s election.
(C) District Town Council members and the Town Clerk-Treasurer elected to office in the November election in 2015, or holding over in office following the 2015 municipal election under Article 15, Section 3 of the Constitution of the State of Indiana, shall serve a term of one year.
(D) After 2015, the district Town Council members and the Town Clerk-Treasurer shall next stand for election in 2016.
(E) The district Council members and the Town Clerk-Treasurer elected in 2016 shall serve a four- year tem and each subsequent district Town Council member and Town Clerk-Treasurer elected thereafter shall serve a four-year term as provided by law.
(Ord. 13 of 2014, passed 9-8-2014)