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After the organizational meeting, Council shall meet at such times as may be prescribed by its rules, regulations, by-laws, or by resolution or ordinance, except that it shall hold regular meetings at least once during each calendar month.
Special meetings of the Council may be called as provided by its rules, regulations, by-laws, or by resolution or by ordinance. In the absence of any such provisions, special meetings may be called by a vote of Council taken at any regular or special meeting thereof, or shall be called by the Clerk of Council upon the written request of the Mayor, or the President of Council, or by any three (3) members of Council.
Notice in writing of each such special meeting called at the request of the Mayor, President of Council, or by three (3) members of Council, shall state the date and time, subject or subjects to be considered, and no other subject or subjects shall be considered thereat. The Clerk of Council shall cause the written notice to be served either personally or by leaving a copy thereof at the member’s usual place of residence, not less than twenty-four (24) hours preceding the time for the meeting. In the event that a special meeting is called by a vote of Council taken at any regular meeting or special meeting from which any member of Council is absent, written notice of such special meeting shall be given such absentee in the manner and form hereinbefore provided.
Service of such notice may be waived by an instrument in writing signed prior to the hour of such meeting and the Mayor and any Council member shall be deemed conclusively to have waived such notice by attendance at any such meeting.
All regular and special meetings of Council shall be held at the Council Chambers, or at such other places in the municipality as Council may direct, providing that notice of change in location shall be posted at the Council Chambers prior to the meeting. All meetings of the Council shall be open to the public, provided however that Council and committees of Council may conduct meetings which are not open to the public (executive sessions) provided said executive sessions shall be held in compliance with the exceptions for executive sessions set forth in Section 121.22 of the Revised Code Meeting of Public Bodies to be Public; Exceptions currently in effect or as may be subsequently amended. In the event Section 121.22 of the Revised Code is repealed, Council may by Council rules establish the criteria for executive sessions.