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The Council shall determine its own rules and order of business consistent with this Charter. Council shall keep a journal of its proceedings, which shall be a public record. All legislative action, shall be by ordinance or resolution, except when otherwise required by the Constitution or the laws of the State of Ohio, but departmental procedure and administrative matters may be transacted by motion recorded on the Journal. On the passage of every ordinance or resolution, the vote shall be taken by yeas and nays which shall be entered on the Journal. No ordinance or resolution shall be passed without the concurrence of a majority of all the members elected to Council. Every ordinance and resolution shall be fully and distinctly read on three different days, unless 3/4 of all the members elected to Council vote to suspend this rule, taken by yeas and nays and entered on the Journal. An ordinance after having been fully read on its first reading may be read by title only on the second and third readings thereof, unless otherwise requested by any member of Council. No ordinance or resolution shall contain more than one subject, and such subject shall be clearly expressed in its title. Council may provide for the revision, rearrangement and codification of the ordinances of the Municipality or any portion thereof, at such time as Council may determine. All ordinances, resolutions, statements, orders, proclamations, notices and reports, required by law, or by this Charter, or by ordinances of Council to be published, may either be posted in five (5) of the most public places in the Municipality or the City of Eastlake internet website or social media service, as determined by Council for a period of not less than fifteen (15) days, or be published in a newspaper of general circulation in the Municipality, once a week for two consecutive weeks, as the Council may determine. All ordinances or resolutions upon their final passage shall be recorded in a book kept for that purpose and shall be authenticated by the signature of the presiding officer and Clerk of Council, but failure to sign an ordinance or resolution for the purpose of authentication shall neither invalidate the ordinance nor impair its effectiveness. All ordinances and resolutions of a general or permanent nature, or involving the expenditure of money in which no emergency is declared shall take effect thirty (30) days after their passage by Council. Emergency ordinances, shall take effect, as provided by Section 12 of this Article V.
(Amended November 3, 2020)