Within one (1) day from the commencement of its term, the Council shall elect a president pro tempore to preside at meetings of Council in the absence of the President of Council, a Clerk of Council, and such other employees as are necessary, and fix their duties.  Such officers and employees shall serve until the next Council is organized in accordance with this item, but may be removed at any time at a regular meeting of the Council by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of the members elected thereto.
   The powers of the Council shall be legislative only; it shall perform no administrative duties, and it shall neither appoint nor confirm any officer or employee in the City government except those of its own body, unless otherwise provided in this Charter.  All vacancies in Council shall be filled by Council itself.  If the Council fails within thirty (30) days to fill a vacancy, the power of Council shall terminate, and the Mayor shall fill the vacancy by appointment.  All contracts requiring the authority of Council for their execution shall be entered into and conducted to performance by the board or officers having charge of the matters to which they relate.  After the authority to make such contracts has been given, and the necessary appropriation made, the Council shall take no further action thereon, other than that of a legislative nature.
   The Council shall be the judge of the election and qualifications of its members.  A majority of all members elected shall be a quorum to do business but a lesser number may adjourn from day to day and compel the attendance of absent members in such manner and under such penalties as may be prescribed by ordinance.  The Council shall determine its own rules and order of business and shall keep a journal of its proceedings.
   Council shall have in addition to any powers, duties, or obligations set forth in this Charter any additional powers, duties or obligations, except as may be in conflict with those granted in this Charter, as are set forth in the General Laws and the Constitution of Ohio.  In the event that there is a conflict between this Charter and the General Laws of Ohio in the powers, duties or obligations, then those granted, allowed or imposed by this Charter shall prevail.
(Amended 11/2/82)