Section 1 Organization The organization of the Council will include the General Membership, the Council Officers, an Executive Board (the "Board"), and Committees.
A. General Membership includes all those individuals whose admissible membership form is on file with the Council Secretary.
B. Council Officers include the Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary, and Treasurer.
C. The Executive Board will consist of Council Officers and Committee Chairs.
D. Each Executive Board Member must be a member of the Council. Members who hold, or are candidates for, elective public offices may not serve on the Executive Board.
Section 2 Elections Each Council Officer will be elected by a majority vote of the General Membership at the Annual Meeting of the Council. In the event no nominee receives a majority of the votes cast, there shall be a run-off election between the two nominees who have received the greatest number of votes. Nominees will consist of a slate of nominees selected by a nominating committee together with persons nominated from the floor during the Annual Meeting. A person nominated from the floor must be present to accept the nomination. No absentee or proxy voting will be permitted. There shall be a limit of one vote per property address, except
A. Two resident adults (18 years old or older) may vote for each dwelling unit,
B. In the case of non-owner occupied property, the property owner may also cast one vote.
Reasonable notice in such manner as determined by the Executive Board will be given at least fourteen days in advance of the Annual Meeting indicating that Council Officers will be elected at the meeting.
C. Regardless of the number of separate units owned and/or leased by an individual and/or spouse, including, but not limited to businesses, single family free standing dwelling residences, duplexes, apartments or other configuration, an individual and/or spouse together may not exceed a total of 4 votes based on multiple ownership, on any matter to come before the council. In the event the individual or spouse is not present at the meeting, the one who is present shall be limited to 2 votes regardless of the number of units owned or leased.
Section 3 Term Each Council Officer will serve for a term of approximately one year, until the close of the next Annual Meeting, with a limit of three consecutive terms. If a Council Officer's position is open at the time of the Annual election, the newly elected Officer shall immediately take office.
Section 4 Recall Each Council Officer will be subject to recall by the General Council. The Executive Board may, by majority vote, or the General Council may, by petition signed by 10% of the General membership, schedule a recall election for the next General Council meeting. The notification of that meeting will indicate that a recall election will be held. A majority vote by secret ballot of those in attendance at that General Council meeting will be required for recall. Vacancies created by recall will be filled at the same meeting by election of nominees offered from the floor. A person nominated from the floor must be present to accept the nomination. A person elected to replace a recalled Council Officer will serve out the remaining term of office only, but will be eligible for the next general election with no time accrued towards term limit.