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(A) The Town Council may pass ordinances, orders, resolutions, and motions for the government of the town, the control of the town’s property and finances, and the appropriation of money.
(B) An appropriation ordinance must specify, by items, the amount of each appropriation and the department for which it is made.
(C) A majority vote of the Council is required to pass an ordinance, unless a greater vote is required by statute.
(D) A two-thirds vote of all the elected members, after unanimous consent of the members present to consider the ordinance, is required to pass an ordinance of the Town Council on the same day or at the same meeting at which it is introduced.
(E) An ordinance, order, or resolution passed by the Town Council is considered adopted when it is signed by a majority of the Council. If required by statute, an adopted ordinance, order, or resolution must be promulgated or published before it takes effect.
(1) An ordinance prescribing a penalty or forfeiture for a violation must, before it takes effect, be published in the manner prescribed by I.C. 5-3-1 unless:
(a) It is published under division (E)(2) below; or
(b) There is an urgent necessity requiring its immediate effectiveness, the Town Council President proclaims the urgent necessity, and copies of the ordinance are posted in three public places.
(2) If the town publishes any of its ordinances in book or pamphlet form, no other publication is required. If an ordinance prescribing a penalty or forfeiture for a violation is published under this division (E)(2), it takes effect two weeks after the publication of the book or pamphlet. Publication under this division (E)(2) is authorized by the Town Council and constitutes presumptive evidence:
(a) Of the ordinances in the book or pamphlet;
(b) Of the date of adoption of the ordinances; and
(c) The ordinances have been properly signed, attested, recorded, and approved.
(F) Within a reasonable time after an ordinance of the Town Council is adopted, the Clerk-Treasurer shall record it in a book kept for that purpose. The record or a certified copy of the ordinance constitutes presumptive evidence of its adoption. The record must include the following:
(1) The signature of the presiding officer;
(2) The attestation of the Clerk-Treasurer; and
(3) The date of each recorded item.