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(a) A councilman or the mayor shall continue to hold his office until his successor is duly qualified.

(b) A council seat or the mayor's office shall become vacant whenever he is recalled, dies, becomes incapacitated, resigns, refuses to serve, is convicted of a felony, or ceases to be a resident of the town or ward, if elected by ward. A council seat or the mayor's office shall further become vacant upon failure to attend three (3) consecutive regular council meetings unless council for good cause votes to retain him.

(c) Within sixty (60) days after a vacancy occurs, the remaining members of the council shall choose, by majority vote, a duly qualified person to fill such vacancy. He shall serve only until the next regular municipal election at which time the electors shall elect a councilman to serve the remainder of the unexpired term. The councilman candidates receiving the fourth, fifth and sixth highest number of votes, depending on the number of vacancies to be filled, shall serve the remainder of any unexpired terms. If three (3) or more vacancies exist simultaneously, the remaining councilmembers shall, at the next regular meeting of the council, call a special election to fill such vacancies, there will not be a regular municipal election within ninety (90) days and provided that their successors have not previously been elected. (Ord. 5, Series 1992; Election 4-7-1992)

(d) If a vacancy occurs in the office of mayor, the council shall call a special election within sixty (60) days to elect a new mayor, unless said vacancy occurs within ninety (90) days of the next regular municipal election. The person elected mayor shall serve in that office until the next regular municipal election.