(A)   Generally. The meetings of the governing body shall be held in the meeting place of the municipality. Regular meetings shall be held on the second Wednesday of each month at the hour of 7:00 p.m. Special meetings may be called by the Board Chairperson or by a majority of the governing body, the object of which shall be submitted to the governing body members in writing. The call and object, as well as the disposition thereof, shall be entered upon the journal by the Municipal Clerk. No other business shall be transacted at such meeting unless all members of the governing body are present and consent thereto. On filing the call for a special meeting, the Municipal Clerk shall notify the governing body of the special meeting, stating the time and its purpose. Notice of a special meeting need not be given to a member of the governing body who is known to be out of the state or physically unable to be present. A majority of the members of the governing body shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business, but a smaller number may adjourn from day to day and compel the attendance of the absent members; provided that, on the request of any two members, whether a quorum is present or not, all absent members shall be sent for and compelled to attend. At the hour appointed for the meeting, the Municipal Clerk shall proceed to call the roll of members and announce whether a quorum is present. If a quorum is present, the governing body shall be called to order by the Board Chairperson. In the absence of the Board Chairperson from any meeting of the governing body, the Board shall have the power to appoint a Chairperson Pro Tempore who shall exercise and have the powers and perform the same duties as the regular Chairperson.
(Prior Code, § 1-510)
   (B)   Order of business. All meetings of the governing body shall be open to the public. Promptly at the hour set by law on the day of each regular meeting, the members of the governing body, the Municipal Clerk and such other municipal officials that may be required shall take their regular stations in the meeting place and the business of the municipality shall be taken up for consideration and disposition in the manner prescribed by the official agenda on file at the office of the Municipal Clerk.
(Prior Code, § 1-511)
   (C)   Change in office. The Chairperson and governing body shall meet at 7:00 p.m., on the second Wednesday in December in each election year and the outgoing officers and the outgoing members of the governing body shall present their reports and, upon the old Board having completed its business, the outgoing members of said Board shall surrender their offices to the incoming members and the outgoing officers shall thereupon each surrender to his or her successor in office all property, records, papers and moneys belonging to the same.
(Prior Code, § 1-512)
   (D)   Reorganizational meeting. The newly elected Board shall convene at the regular place of meeting on the second Wednesday of December in each election year immediately after the prior Board adjourns and proceed to organize themselves for the ensuing year. The Chairperson Pro Tempore shall call the meeting to order. The Board shall then proceed to examine the credentials of its members and other elective officers of the municipality to see that each has been duly and properly elected and to see that such oaths and bonds have been given as are required. After ascertaining that all members and officers are fully qualified, the Board shall then elect one of its own body who shall be styled as Chairperson of the governing body. The Chairperson shall then nominate his or her candidates for appointive offices and said offices shall hold office until their successors are duly appointed and qualified. He or she shall then proceed with the regular order of business. It is hereby made the duty of each and every member of the Board or of its successors in office and of each officer hereafter elected to any office to qualify prior to the second Wednesday in December following the election, each officer elected at the regular municipal election shall take possession of his or her office. Each appointive officer who is required to give bond shall qualify by filing the required bond, approved by the governing body, in the office of the Municipal Clerk within two weeks from the date of his or her said appointment; provided, on said bond shall be endorsed the same oath as required of a member of the governing body. Failure to qualify by elective or appointive officers within the time and manner provided in this section shall and does in itself create a vacancy in the office to which said person failing to qualify shall have been elected or appointed.
(Prior Code, § 1-513)
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   Related provisions, see Neb. RS 17-204, 17-205, 17-210