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(1) The mayor and each councilor shall be a qualified elector under the state constitution and shall have resided in the city during the 12 months immediately before being elected or appointed to the office. In this subsection, “city” means area inside the city limits at the time of the election or appointment.

(2) A councilor may be employed in a city position that is substantially volunteer in nature. Whether the position is so, may be decided by the municipal court or in some other manner, whichever the council prescribes.

(3) Except as subsection (2) of this section provides to the contrary, the council is the final judge of the election and qualifications of members of council. (Amended by voters on May 15, 2018)