SECTION 7. COUNCIL.
The council consists of a mayor and six councilors nominated and elected from the city at large or, in case of one of more vacancies in the council, the council members whose offices are not vacant.
SECTION 8. COUNCILORS.
The term of office of a councilor in office is when this charter is adopted is the term of office for which the councilor has been elected before adoption of the charter (or is elected at the time of the adoption). At each general election after the adoption, three councilors shall be elected, each for a four-year term.
SECTION 9. MAYOR.
The term of office of the mayor in office is when this charter is adopted continues until the beginning of the first odd-numbered year after that time. At each subsequent general election, a mayor shall be elected for a two-year term.
SECTION 10. TERMS OF OFFICE.
The term of office of an elective officer who is elected at a general election begins at the first council meeting of the year immediately after the election and continues until the successor to the office assumes the office.
SECTION 11. APPOINTIVE OFFICES.
A majority of the council may:
(1) Create, abolish, and combine appointive city offices and,
(2) Except as the majority prescribes otherwise, fill such offices by appointment and vacate them by removal.