FORM OF GOVERNMENT
The form of government provided by this charter shall be known as the “strong mayor government”. Pursuant to its provisions and subject only to the limitations imposed by the Constitution, general and special acts and laws of the state of Florida and by this Charter, all legislative powers of the Town shall be vested in an elected council, hereinafter referred to as the “Council”. It shall enact ordinances, adopt resolutions, adopt budgets, and determine policies. The Mayor shall execute the laws and administer the government of the Town. All powers of the Town shall be exercised in the manner prescribed by this charter. If the manner is not prescribed, then the powers shall be exercised in such manner as may be prescribed by ordinances.
COMPOSITION AND QUALIFICATIONS
The Council shall consist of four (4) members at large and a Mayor elected by the qualified voters of the Town as hereinafter provided. Members of the Town Council shall have been residents and property owners of the Town for at least one (1) year prior to the date of qualification for office, and shall have the qualifications of a Town Elector
TERM OF OFFICE
Council members shall take office at the first regular meeting following every municipal election, or following a run-off election, if one is required. They shall hold office for a term of two (2) years, unless removed for cause or until their successors are elected and qualified. The Mayor shall hold office for a term of four (4) years
GENERAL POWERS AND DUTIES OF THE TOWN COUNCIL
All powers of the Town shall be vested in an elected Council, except as otherwise provided by law or by this Charter. The Council shall provide for the exercise by the Town of its municipal powers and for the performance of all duties and obligations imposed on the Town by law.