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(A) Vote. A majority vote of the Council is required to pass an ordinance unless a greater vote is required by statute, or these rules.
(B) Passage of ordinance at same meeting at which it is introduced. 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 Council on the same day or at the same meeting at which it is introduced.
(C) Number of reading. All ordinances shall be read three times; all ordinances shall be read three times by title only.
(D) Signing; approval. After an ordinance or resolution is passed by the Council, it shall be signed by the Presiding Officer and the Clerk-Treasurer shall then present it to the Mayor who shall either, within ten days thereafter, approve the ordinance, order or resolution by entering his or her approval on it, signing it and informing the Council of his or her approval; or to veto the ordinance, order or resolution by returning it to the Council and informing the Council of his or her veto and his or her reasons for the veto. The Mayor may, pursuant to I.C. 36-4-6-16, approve or veto separate items of an ordinance appropriating money or levying a tax.
(E) Veto. After veto, an ordinance or resolution shall be considered defeated unless the Council at its first regular special meeting after the ten-day period prescribed hereinabove passes the ordinance, order, or resolution over the Mayor’s veto by a two-thirds vote.
(Ord. 880-2016, passed 5-23-2016) (1998 Code, § 3-17)