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When Council is duly organized for the transaction of business, the following order shall be observed:
(a) Pledge of Allegiance;
(b) Roll call of members to determine the presence of a quorum;
(c) Excuse, by the Presiding Officer, by general consent, of all members absent for good cause, provided that if there is an objection, the motion excusing such absent member or members shall be voted upon by Council;
(d) Dispensation, by the Presiding Officer, of the reading and approval of the minutes of the last meeting, provided there is no objection, when all members present have received a copy of such minutes, and provided that no change can be made therein except by a vote of the majority of the members present at such preceding meeting, or by vote of three-fourths of the total membership of Council;
(e) Presentation of official communications and reading and disposal of the same. There being no objections, all correspondence received by Council shall be considered filed.
(f) Reports from the Mayor, Council President, Public Works Director, Director of Law, Director of Finance and any other public official;
(g) Reports of standing committees, in the order set forth in Section 220.05, and commission liaison reports;
(h) Reports of special committees;
(i) Audience participation on agenda items only, provided that such participation is in conformity with Section 220.01;
(j) Third reading of ordinances and resolutions and disposition thereof;
(k) Second reading of ordinances and resolutions;
(l) New business, as follows:
(1) Ordinances and resolutions which require immediate action as emergency measures, under a suspension of rules;
(2) Introduction and first reading of ordinances not of an emergency character;
(m) Miscellaneous business and announcements;
(n) Public input as follows: Each member of the audience wishing to speak shall speak for not longer than five minutes, unless Council, by a two-thirds vote, extends the time. Every audience member desiring to speak shall address the Chair, avoiding all personalities and indecorous language.
Such order of business shall not be changed, nor shall any part hereof be omitted, except by a vote of three-fourths of the members present at any meeting.
(Ord. 61-02. Passed 3-11-02; Ord. 43-2014. Passed 4-14-14.)