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(A) Regular meetings. Regular meetings of the Council shall be held on the second Tuesday of each calendar month at 7:00 p.m. Any regular meeting falling upon a holiday shall be held on the next following business day at the same time and place. A second monthly meeting shall be held on the fourth Tuesday of each calendar month at 7:00 p.m. All meetings of the City Council shall adjourn at 11:00 p.m., unless a majority of the quorum present agree to continue past that time. This second monthly meeting may be held on a day other than Tuesday, or cancelled at the option of the Council. The determination of any date changes or cancellation with regard to the second monthly meeting shall be made at the regular monthly meeting or by notice as provided in division (B) below. All meetings including special meetings shall be held in the City Hall unless another public location is designated by the Council.
(B) Special meetings. Special meetings of the Council will be called by the Mayor or by any two members of the Council by writing filed with the Clerk. At least one day before the meeting, the Clerk shall notify each member of the time, place and purpose of the meeting by causing written notice thereof to be delivered to him or her personally or by leaving a copy at the home of some person of suitable age and discretion. Special meetings may be held without prior written notice when all Council members are present at the meeting or consent thereto in writing. Such consent shall be filed with the Clerk prior to the beginning of the meeting. Any special meeting attended by all the Council members shall be a valid meeting for the transaction of any business that may come before the meeting. All special meetings must be preceded by a notice of such meeting being posted at City Hall and two other public places.
(C) First meeting. At the first regular Council meeting in January of each year, the Council shall:
(1) Designate the depositories of city funds;
(2) Designate the official newspaper;
(3) Choose an acting Mayor from the Council members who shall perform the duties of the Mayor during the disability or absence of the Mayor from the city or, in case of a vacancy in the Office of the Mayor, until a successor has been appointed and qualifies; and
(4) Appoint such officers and employees and such members of boards, commissions and committees as may be necessary.
(D) Open to public. All Council meetings, including special and adjourned meetings, shall be open to the public in accordance with the State Open Meeting Law, M.S. §§ 13D.01 et seq., as it may be amended from time to time.
(1978 Code, § 201.01) (Ord. 95-4, passed 12-18-1995)