Sec. 9.  Canvassing returns and declaring of election results.
   Within the time required by law after any election, the Mayor and City Council shall canvass returns and declare by resolution the results of such election.  The City Clerk shall issue a certificate to each successful candidate elected to office at any primary or general election.  (Gen. Elec. 12/6/77; Gen. Elec. 11/6/01)