Four (4) members of Council shall constitute a quorum to do business, but a majority of the members present may adjourn from time to time to compel the attendance of absent members in such manner and under such penalties as may be prescribed by ordinance. Should any member of Council be absent from as many as four (4) consecutive regular meetings, he shall thereby forfeit his seat in Council, unless such absence be authorized and excused by Council.
   Council shall determine its own rules and order of business, provide for special meetings and keep a journal of its proceedings.