The council shall determine its own rules and order of business and shall keep a written or printed journal of all its proceedings in the English language which shall be signed by the mayor and the clerk.  The vote upon the passage of all ordinances, and upon the adoption of all resolutions shall be taken by “Yes” and “No”, votes and entered upon the record, except that where the vote is unanimous, it shall only be necessary to so state in such record.  Each member of the council, who shall be recorded as present at any meeting shall be required to vote on all questions decided by the council at such meeting, unless excused by four (4) of the members present or in any case, where the matter personally affects the member not voting.  A member not excused can be considered in violation of this charter when so determined by the council.