SECTION III-1. COMPOSITION, TERM AND QUALIFICATIONS.
The legislative powers of the Municipality except as otherwise provided by this Charter and by the Constitution of the State of Ohio, shall be vested in a Council composed of seven (7) members, four (4) of whom shall be elected from wards, two (2) of whom shall be elected at large and designated as Council At Large and one (1) elected at large who shall be designated as Council President. Members of Council shall be elected at the regular municipal election of the year 1985 for a term of four (4) years and every fourth year thereafter for a term of four (4) years. All members of the Council shall assume office on the first day of January next following their election.
The Councilperson elected as President of Council shall preside at all meetings of Council and shall also have all the powers and duties of a Councilperson including the right to vote on any matter before Council.
No person shall be eligible to be a member of Council, elected at large, unless he/she shall have been continuously a resident and qualified elector of the City of Wickliffe from one (1) year immediately prior to his/her election or appointment. No person shall be eligible to be a member of Council, elected from a ward, unless he/she shall have been continuously a resident of such ward and a qualified elector of the City of Wickliffe for one (1) year immediately prior to his/her election or appointment.
No person shall serve as a member of Council unless during his/her term of office he/she shall continue to be a resident and a qualified elector of the City of Wickliffe, and if elected or appointed from a ward, shall be and continue to be a resident of such ward. He/she shall not hold any other public office, except as otherwise provided in this Charter, and except that of Notary Public or member of the State Militia or the Reserve Corps of the Armed Forces of the United States unless called to a full-time military service therein for a period exceeding thirty (30) consecutive days, and shall not be interested in the profits or emoluments of any contract with or job, work or service for the City, nor shall he/she hold public employment with the City of Wickliffe or the Wickliffe City Board of Education. Any member who shall cease to possess any of the qualifications herein required shall forthwith forfeit his/her office, and any such contract in which any member is or may become interested may be declared void by the Council.
(Approved by voters November 6, 1984.)
All seven (7) members of Council were elected to a four year term which began January 1. 2022.
All seven (7) seats will be open for re-election at the November 2025 election.