At the hour appointed for the meeting, the Council shall be called to order, the Mayor taking the chair, if present, and the Council appointing a temporary Chairperson if he or she should be absent. The City Clerk (or someone appointed to act in his or her absence) shall proceed to call the roll of the members, marking the absentees and announce whether a quorum (i.e., a majority of all the members elected) be present. If a quorum does not appear, the Council shall not thereby stand adjourned, unless by a vote of the members present. When a quorum is present the Council shall proceed to the business before them, which shall be conducted in the order established by the Mayor.
(Prior Code, § 2-25)  (Ord. 671, passed 9-25-1965; Ord. 1626, passed 7-19-1986)