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Section 6. Council. The council consists of a mayor plus five voting councilors nominated and elected from the city at large.
Section 7. Mayor. The Mayor shall preside over all meetings and deliberations of the City Council and be privileged to all City business. The Mayor shall nominate for appointment by a majority of the Council, Liaison Councilors, members of all committees, heads of departments, other persons as required by the Council, laws, rules or ordinances. The Mayor has no right to vote and has no veto power. The Mayor shall preserve order, enforce ordinances and Council rules, determine the order of business, and shall be responsible for the efficient, legal and orderly conduct of City business. The Mayor shall sign all warrants and all legal documents approved by the Council and shall be an ex-officio member of all boards and commissions of the City. The Mayor shall, annually or semiannually, communicate a general statement of the condition of the affairs of the City of Rockaway Beach and recommend the adoption of such measures as the Mayor may deem expedient and proper. The Mayor is entitled to vote only when a tie vote of the council occurs.
The mayor serves as the political head of the city government.
TERM OF MAYOR’S OFFICE. The term of office shall be two (2) years.
Section 8. Council President. At its first meeting each year, the council must elect a president from its membership. The president presides in the absence of the mayor and acts as mayor when the mayor is unable to perform duties.
Section 9. Rules. The council must by resolution adopt rules to govern its meetings.
Section 10. Meetings. The Council shall meet in the City regularly at least once each month at a time and place designated by ordinance, and may meet at other times in accordance with the ordinances.
Section 11. Quorum. A quorum shall consist of three of the five voting council members, and such quorum is necessary in order to conduct business, but a smaller number may meet and compel attendance of absent members as prescribed by council rules. At least three affirmative votes are necessary to pass an ordinance.
Section 12. Vote Required. The express approval of a majority of a quorum of the council is necessary for any council decision, except when this charter requires otherwise.
Section 13. Record. A record of council meetings must be kept in a manner prescribed by the council rules.