[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Bridgman as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 3-11-1971 by Ord. No. 46 (Ch. 103.000 of the 1999 Compiled Ordinances)]
Pursuant to Act No. 239 of the Public Acts of 1970, after the effective date of this article, general elections for City offices of the City of Bridgman shall be held in November of biennial odd years beginning with the November 1971 general election and thereafter such elections shall be held every two years in November of odd numbered years pursuant to Act No. 116 of the Public Acts of 1954, the Michigan Election Law, as amended.
The term of office of all City Commissioners shall be for a period of four years, beginning with those Commissioners elected at the general election held in November of 1971 and for all subsequent Commissioners elected in the general November election of biennial odd years thereafter. Three Commissioners shall be elected for a term of office of four years in the general November election of 1971 and four Commissioners shall be elected for four-year terms of office in the November general election of 1973. Thereafter, their respective successors shall be elected to four-year terms of office in all biennial odd years following. The terms of office for all City Commissioners elected hereunder shall commence and date from the Monday next following the election at which they were elected to office and qualified as provided by the City Charter of the City of Bridgman.
Incumbent City Commissioners whose terms of office expires under the City Charter in April of 1971 shall hold over in office until their successors are elected and qualified in the general election of November of 1971. Incumbent City Commissioners whose term of office expires in April of 1972 and 1973, respectively, under the City Charter shall hold over in office until their successors are elected and qualified in the general election of November of 1973.
The method of nomination of City Council members for election shall be by petition as prescribed by the Charter of the City of Bridgman, except that such petitions must be filed with the Clerk within the prescribed period of time therein specified prior to the date of holding all biennial odd-year elections in November of such years.
All Charter provisions of the City of Bridgman relating to the election of officers not inconsistent with this article, Act 239 of the Public Acts of 1970 and Act No. 116 of the Public Acts of 1954, the Michigan Election Law, are hereby preserved and remain in full force and effect.