All legislative action shall be by ordinance or resolution except when otherwise required by the Constitution or the laws of the State of Ohio.  The Council shall keep a journal of its proceedings which shall be a public record.  The vote shall be taken by yeas or nays and entered upon the journal; and no ordinance or resolution shall be passed without the concurrence of a majority of the members of Council.  Every proposed ordinance or resolution, before passage, shall be read at three separate meetings unless two-thirds (2/3) of the members of Council dispense with the rule.  All ordinances, resolutions, statements, orders, proclamations, notice and reports required by law, by this Charter, or by ordinance to be published or posted shall be posted at the City Hall and the Porter Public Library for a period of not less than fifteen (15) days prior to the taking effect thereof, or in such manner as Council may hereinafter determine by ordinance, resolution or order; provided, that ordinances or resolutions which, pursuant to this Charter, are to take effect upon approval by the Mayor or upon passage after disapproval by the Mayor, may become effective prior to the expiration of the posting period.
(Amended 11-6-90.)