All the legislative powers of the Municipality and the determination of all matters of policy shall be vested in the Council. Without limitation of the foregoing, the Council may by ordinance make provision differing from the general law with respect to:
   (a)   The time and place of regular meetings of the Council;
   (b)   The method of calling special meetings of the Council;
   (c)   The method of giving public notice of the enactment of its ordinances and adoption of its resolutions, and of any other of its acts or proceedings which it deems proper to publish;
   (d)   The procedure for making public improvements and including the procedure for combining two (2) or more public improvements in one (1) proceeding if the Council finds that it will be economical and practical to undertake such improvements jointly;
   (e)   The making, advertising and awarding of contracts, except as provided in Section 6.04 of this Charter;
   (f)   The suspension of the rule requiring that legislation be read at three (3) separate Council meetings to permit legislation to be passed at one (1) meeting, provided there is an affirmative vote of at least six (6) members if seven (7) are present, or an affirmative vote of at least five (5) members if only five (5) or six (6) are present; the affirmative vote of four (4) members or less shall not be sufficient to suspend this three (3) reading rule regardless of the number of members present at a Council meeting; except that no such suspension may be taken on any ordinance referring to zoning or building codes or other regulations controlling the use or development of land;
   (g)   The appointment of such ad-hoc committees as it deems necessary for specific purposes as approved by Council; and
   (h)   Such other regulations as the Council may deem necessary, including regulations as to the custody and use by the Clerk of Council of an official seal which shall be the seal of the Municipality.
   As part of the Council's review of the qualifications of applicants to boards, commissions, and committees to which Council appoints members, Council should seek to achieve broad geographical representation – e.g., wards and/or zoning districts -- on all Council-appointed boards, commissions, and committees, whether authorized by state statute, charter, or ordinance. (Amended 11-7-00; 11-8-05; 11-3-15; 11-3-20)