CHAPTER IV. COUNCIL.
      Section 14. Rules. The Council shall, by ordinance, prescribe rules to govern its meetings and proceedings.
      Section 15. Meetings. The Council shall meet in the City regularly at least once a month at a time and place designated by ordinance, and may meet at other times in accordance with the ordinances.
      Section 16. Quorum. A majority of members of the Council shall constitute a quorum for its business, but a smaller number may meet and compel the attendance of absent members in a manner provided by ordinance.
      Section 17. Record of Proceedings. A record of Council proceedings shall be kept and authenticated in a manner prescribed by the Council.
      Section 18. Mayor's Functions at Council Meetings.
         A.   When present at Council meetings the Mayor shall:
            1.   Preside over deliberations of the Council.
            2.   Preserve order.
            3.   Enforce Council rules.
            4.   Determine the order of business under the rules.
            5.   The Mayor shall be a voting member of the Council only in case of a tie.
         B.   Notwithstanding subsection “A” of this section, the Mayor may temporarily cease to chair a Council meeting and delegate the functions described in this section to another Council member.
      Section 19. Council President.
         A.   At its first meeting after this Charter takes effect and at its first meeting of each year, the Council shall elect by majority, a President from its Councilors.
         B.   Except in voting on questions before the Council, the President shall function as Mayor when the Mayor is;
            1.   Absent from a Council meeting, or
            2.   Unable to function as Mayor.
      Section 20. Voting. The express concurrence of a majority of the Council members present and constituting a quorum is necessary to decide affirmatively a question before the Council except where this Charter prescribes otherwise.
      Section 21. Occurrence of Vacancies. The office of a member of the Council become vacant:
         A.   Upon the incumbent's:
            1.   Death,
            2.   Adjudicated incompetence,
            3.   Recall from the office, or
         B.   Upon declaration by the Council of the vacancy in case of the incumbent's:
            1.   Failure, following election or appointment to the office, to qualify for the office within ten days after the time for his or her term of office to begin,
            2.   Absence from the City for 30 days without the Council's consent or from all meetings of the Council within a 60 day period,
            3.   Ceasing to reside in the City.
            4.   Ceasing to be a qualified elector under State Law,
            5.   Conviction of a felony, or
            6.   Resignation from the office.
      Section 22. Filling of Vacancies. A vacancy in the Council shall be filled by appointment by a majority of the Council. The appointee's term of office runs from the time of his or her qualifying for the office after appointment until expiration of the term of the predecessor who has left the office vacant. If the vacancy is filled more than ninety days before the next general election, the appointee's term of office runs only until the first Council meeting in the year immediately following the election, and at that election a member shall be elected to fulfill the unexpired term. During a temporary, in excess of sixty days, absence or disability period where an elected officer cannot perform his/her duties, the office may be filled pro tem in the manner provided for filling vacancies adopted by Council rules ordinance.