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Sec. 609.  Civil Service Commission.
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There shall be a Civil Service Commission consisting of five (5) members to be appointed by the City Council from the qualified electors of the City, none of whom shall hold any salaried City office or employment.

The members of the Civil Service Commission shall be nominated and appointed in the following manner:

Two members shall be appointed by the City Council from a list of four (4) persons to be nominated by election of the employees in the Classified Service, two (2) members shall be appointed by the City Council directly, and the fifth shall be appointed by the City Council from a list of three (3) persons nominated by the four (4) thus appointed. The successor of any member of the Commission shall be nominated and appointed in the same manner as such member was nominated and appointed.

The term of the members of the Civil Service Commission shall be four (4) years. Members shall hold office until their respective successors are appointed. The terms of members shall commence on the first day of July and as soon as practicable upon the appointment of three (3) members after ratification of this amendment, the Civil Service Commission shall organize by electing one of its members to serve as chairman at the pleasure of the Commission. All proceedings of said Commission shall be open to the public and a majority vote of the entire membership of such Commission shall be necessary for it to take action.

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