The City Council is the governing body of the municipality.
Appointment, Membership, Term
Aldermen shall be elected by the qualified electors of the municipality; 2 from each of the 7 wards; with a total number of fourteen aldermen. They shall hold office for four years and until their successors are elected and qualified. Terms shall be arranged so that only one half of the aldermen shall be elected in any one election. A candidate shall have first petitioned, with at least signatures of 10% of the number of votes cast in the ward for alderman in the last city election, to have his name placed on the ballot.
The Mayor shall be elected at large and shall hold office for four years and until his successor is elected and qualified.