The City Council is the governing body of the municipality.
Appointment, Membership, Term
The governing body of the City of Minot is the city council, which is composed of seven (7) members, one (1) being the mayor and six (6) being aldermen.
The terms of aldermen of the city council shall be four (4) years, or until their successors are elected and qualified. One-half (½) of the elected aldermen shall be elected biennially at the regular city election.
The Mayor shall be elected at large and shall hold office for four years and until his successor is elected and qualified. The term of office of the mayor shall commence on the fourth Tuesday in June in the year in which elected and shall continue until his or her successor is elected and qualified.
Chapter 40-08, NDCC.
Chapter 2, Article II and Chapter 2, Article III, of the City of Minot Code of Ordinances