40:69A-117.2. First members of council; terms of office
Any municipality adopting a small municipality plan of government may provide in its charter that the council members elected at the first regular municipal election or general election as the charter shall provide, following the adoption of the plan shall serve for the following terms: if the municipal council is to consist of three members, one shall serve for one year, one for two years and one for three years; if the municipal council is to consist of five members, two shall serve for one year, two for two years and one for three years; or if the municipal council is to consist of seven members, three shall serve for a term of one year, two for a term of two years and two for a term of three years. The length of the respective term of each member of the first council shall be determined by lot at the organization of the council immediately following their election; except that if, pursuant to the charter, the mayor is elected directly by the voters, the mayor shall, for the purposes of this section, be counted among those first council members to serve a four year term.
L.1981, c.465, s.33; amended 1989, c.221, s.9.
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