Ordinance #45: Time and Place of Regular City Council Meetings

ORDINANCE NO. 45

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF GEORGETOWN, IDAHO, ESTABLISHING THE TIME AND PLACE OF REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS: AUTHORIZING SPECIAL MEETINGS: REQUIRING PREPARATION OF MEETING AGENDA: DESCRIBING DUTIES OF THE PRESIDING OFFICERS: AND PROVIDING WHEN THIS ORDINANCE SHALL BECOME EFFECTIVE.

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE MAYOR AND COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF GEORGETOWN, IDAHO:

SECTION 1: Regular meetings. The Georgetown City Council shall hold regular meetings on the first Thursday of each month at 7:30 o’clock p.m. If a day fixed for any regular meeting falls upon a day designated by law as a legal or  national holiday, the meeting scheduled for such day shall be held on a date to be specified by unanimous vote of the City Council in the next preceding regular meeting.

SECTION 2: Special Meetings. Upon call by one half  (1/2) plus one (1) of the  members of the City Council, the City Clerk shall give written notice to the Mayor and full Council of a special meeting, specifying the date, time, place and object thereof. Members of the City Council may waive prior written notice of a special meeting in writing, and a member’s participation in such meeting shall constitute a waiver of prior notice.

SECTION 3: Adjournment. At any time during a meeting, the City Council may vote to adjourn. The motion for adjournment may specify a date, time and place to reconvene the meeting. If the motion does not so specify meeting shall be deemed adjourned until the date, time and place of the next regular meeting of the City Council as provided herein. If a meeting is adjourned to a date, time and place other than those of the next regular meeting, the agenda upon reconvening shall be the same as that of the original meeting, and new items may not be considered except upon call for a special meeting as provided herein.

SECTION 4: Agenda. The City Clerk shall prepare and agenda for each regular of  special meeting of the Council. The agenda shall always include a call of roll, review of minutes of the Council’s previous meeting, unfinished business, new business, and adjournment. The agenda shall be distributed to all City Council members, municipal staff attending the Council meeting, and to the general public. Items listed on the agenda may be taken up during the meeting in whatever order the Council deems expedient.

SECTION 5: presiding Officer. The presiding officer during council meetings  shall be the Mayor. If the Mayor is for any reason unavailable, the presiding officer shall be the President of the Council; and, if he is for any reason unavailable, the presiding officer shall be a council member elected by all members in attendance. The presiding officer shall maintain order and decorum during the council meetings. He shall state every question coming before the council, recognize motions by council members, call for votes of council members and announce decisions of the council. When the presiding officer is a council member, he shall vote on all questions placed before the council. When the presiding officer is the Mayor, he shall not vote on matters before the council; but he may veto any ordinance passed by the council, subject to the power of one half (1/2_ plus one (l) members of the full council to override the veto as provided by law.

SECTION 6: Effective Date. The rule requiring ordinances to be read on three (3) separate occasions is hereby dispensed with and this ordinance shall become effective upon its passage, approval and publication as provided by law.

PASSED BY THE CITY COUNCIL AND APPROVED BY THE MAYOR OF the City of Georgetown, Idaho this 14th day of February, 1980

(s) Leland Hayes Leland Hayes Mayor

Attest:
(s) Aleen L. Miller
Aleen L. Miller City Clerk

February 21, 1980