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Special meetings of Council may be called as provided by its rules, regulations, by-laws, or by resolution or 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 any 4 members of Council.
The following items shall not be subject to final legislative action, third and final reading, or suspension of the rules requiring three readings, in a special meeting.
(a) Items which under the terms and provisions of either the Charter of the City of Stow or the Codified Ordinances of Stow are subject to referendum.
(b) Items which under the terms and provisions of either the Charter of the City of Stow or the Codified Ordinances of Stow are subject to a mandatory public hearing.
(c) Items which under the terms and provisions of either the Charter of the City of Stow or the Codified Ordinances of Stow are subject to a discretionary public hearing.
(e) Compensation of any public official, appointed or elected, or any municipal employee.
(f) Items pertaining to elections.
(g) There shall be no more than 6 special meetings called in any one calendar year.
Notice, in writing, of each such special meeting called at the request of the Mayor, President of Council, or 4 members of Council, shall state the date and time, and subject or subjects to be considered, and no other subject or subjects shall be considered thereat. Such written notice shall be served by the Clerk of Council upon the Mayor, President of Council and each member of Council, either personally or at his or her usual place of residence, not less than 72 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 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 councilperson shall be deemed conclusively to have waived such notice by his/her attendance at any such meeting. All special meetings of Council shall be held at the Council chambers and shall be open to the public.