§8-5-9. Terms of office.
Except as otherwise provided in the charter of any
municipality, the terms of all officers elected after the first
election in municipalities holding biennial elections shall
commence on the first day of July following their election and
shall be for two years, and in municipalities holding quadrennial
elections the terms of all elected officers shall commence on the
first day of July following their election and shall be for four
All municipal officers, whether elected at the first election
of officers or at regular municipal elections, or appointed, shall
hold their offices until their successors are elected or appointed
and qualified according to law, unless sooner removed from office
according to law. Officers in office when this article becomes
effective shall hold their offices subject to the provisions of the
immediately preceding sentence hereof.