§ 30.20 IN WRITING.
   Resolutions and motions, except a motion to adjourn, postpone, reconsider, commit, lay on the table, or for the previous question, must be in writing, if the Mayor or any member so requests; when made and seconded it shall be stated by the Mayor, or being written, shall be read by the City Clerk, and may be withdrawn before decision or amendment or any disposition thereof has been made or a vote taken thereon.
('72 Code, § 100:21)