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The business of the Council shall be taken up for consideration and disposition in the following order.
(A) Call to order. The Mayor shall take the chair precisely at the hour appointed for the meeting and shall immediately call the Council to order. In the absence of the Mayor, the Vice Mayor shall call the Council to order. In the absence of both Mayor and Vice Mayor, the Clerk shall call the Council to order and an acting Mayor shall be selected to chair the meeting. Upon the arrival of the Mayor, the Vice Mayor or the acting Mayor shall immediately relinquish the Chair upon the conclusion of the business immediately before the Council. The Mayor shall preserve order and decorum, decide all questions of order and conduct the proceedings of the meetings in accordance with the parliamentary rules contained in Robert’s Rules of Order.
(B) Roll call. Before proceeding with the business of the Council, the Clerk or his or her deputy shall call the roll of the members, and the names of those present shall be entered in the minutes. If a quorum is not present, the members present may adjourn pursuant to § 30.053 above.
(C) Minutes. The Clerk or his or her deputy shall read or present the minutes of the preceding Council meeting, which shall be approved if correct. Any errors noted shall be corrected.
(D) Petitions. Petitions, remonstrances, communications and comments or suggestions from citizens present may be heard by the Council. All remarks shall be addressed to the Council as a whole, and not to any member thereof. The remarks shall be limited to 3 minutes, unless additional time is granted by the Council. No person other than the individual speaking shall enter into the discussion without the permission of the presiding officer. No question shall be asked a Council member except through the presiding officer.
(E) Reports by officers. Town officials and committees shall present any reports required by the Council.
(F) Unfinished business. The Council shall consider any business that has been previously considered and which is still unfinished.
(G) New business. The Council shall consider any business not heretofore considered, including the introduction of ordinances and resolutions.
(H) Claims. The Clerk shall present any claims against the town, which will then be approved or disapproved by the Council.
(I) Miscellaneous business. Prior to adjournment, the Council shall, as it deems necessary, consider such business as is not specifically provided for herein.
(J) Adjournment. The Council may, by a majority vote of those present, adjourn from time to time to a specific date and hour. A motion to adjourn shall always be in order and decided without debate.
(A.R.S. § 9-234) (1986 Code, § 2-4-6)