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(A) Requirement. The concurrence of a majority of all the Council members present is required to determine any matter before the Council. Each Councilor must vote on all questions before the Council. Each Councilor must vote on all questions before the Council unless the member has a conflict of interest which would disqualify the member from voting. If a member abstains, the reasons for the abstention shall be entered in the record. Unless a Councilor abstains, the member’s silence when the vote is taken shall be considered an affirmative vote.
(B) Statement of the question. Immediately prior to the vote, the presiding officer shall restate the question. Following the vote, the presiding officer shall announce whether the question carried or was defeated. The presiding officer may also publicly state the effect of a vote for the benefit of the audience.
(C) Roll call vote. At the request of any Councilor, any question shall be voted on by roll call.
(D) Tie vote. In the case of a tie vote on any proposal, the proposal shall be considered lost.
(E) Changing vote. A Councilor may change his or her vote only if the action is taken immediately following the last vote cast and prior to the time that the results of the vote is announced. A Councilor shall not be allowed to withdraw an abstention.
(F) Motion to reconsider. A motion to reconsider any action may be made only at the same meeting where the action was taken, by a Councilor on the prevailing side of the question. Any Councilor may make a motion on the same question at any subsequent meeting.
(G) Record of votes. Unless the vote is unanimous, the ayes and nays of each Councilor shall be entered in the minutes.
(Ord. 10-2000, passed 3-15-2000)