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(A) When any motion is made, it shall be stated by the Presiding Officer, or being in writing, it shall be handed to the Clerk and read aloud, after which debate thereon shall be in order, and it shall be entered upon the journal with the name of the Councilmembers making it, unless it is withdrawn at the same meeting.
(B) Every motion shall be reduced to writing, except the following: Motion for the previous question, motion to adjourn, to adjourn to a day certain, to recess, to reconsider at the same meeting, to lay on the table, to hold to a day certain, to commit, to suspend the rules, to concur, to approve, to make a matter of record, to place on file, to refer to committee, to place on passage, and to remove an item from a Consent Agenda for discussion; and every other motion not so reduced to writing shall be out of order.
(C) Any ordinance or resolution held to a day certain shall automatically be placed on the agenda for that date.
(D) Any motion or resolution which in effect contemplates a violation of law, or is in conflict with any ordinance, shall be out of order.
(E) A motion to adjourn cannot be reconsidered.
(F) Any matter laid on the table may be taken from the table by a vote of the Council at any meeting after the meeting at which it is tabled.
(G) A motion to “reconsider” and “that when the Council adjourn it adjourn to meet on a day certain” are privileged questions and are debatable.
(H) Any business which by law or necessity must or should be transacted within or by a certain time will be considered a question of privilege.
(I) A motion to “suspend the rules” is a privileged question, is not debatable, cannot be amended except to the acceptance of the mover and shall require the affirmative vote of seven of the members of the Council being present and voting.
('74 Code, § 2-22) (Ord. passed 1-2-56; Am. Ord. G-18-92, passed 4-26-92; Am. Ord. G-30-19, passed 12-10-19)