Council shall meet regularly at such times as may be prescribed by its rules, but not less frequently than once each month. Pursuant to Revised Code 121.22, all meetings shall be open to the public except as otherwise provided by law.
   A regular organizational meeting shall be held during the first week in January in each year. A majority of the members elected to Council shall constitute a quorum to do business, but a lesser number may adjourn from time to time.
   Special meetings may be called by the Mayor or any three (3) members of Council on 24-hour notice served on each member electronically, or personally at their residence. The purpose of a special meeting shall be stated in the notice and no other business shall be transacted at such meeting.
   The Council shall not hold a special meeting unless it gives at least 24-hour advance notice to the news media that have requested notification, except in the event of an emergency, the member or members calling the meeting shall notify the news media that have requested notification immediately of the time, place, and purpose of the meeting.
   All meetings of Council Members called for the purpose of official business and action shall be conducted in open and public meetings, unless the subject matter is specifically accepted hereinafter.
   Exceptions to public meetings: All meetings are public except as otherwise allowed by law.
(Amended 08/04/1992; 11/06/2012; 11/08/2016)