(a)    At a time specified in the current Rules of Council, on the first Tuesday in January following a regular municipal election, unless such Tuesday shall fall on a legal holiday, the Council shall meet at the usual place for holding meetings, at which time the newly elected members shall assume the duties of their offices. Should the first Tuesday in January fall on a legal holiday, then such meeting shall take place on the first Wednesday after the first Tuesday in January following a regular municipal election. Thereafter, Council shall meet a minimum of two times each month.
(Amended 11-4-75; 11-4-08)
   (b)    All meetings of Council or of its committees shall be open to the public and any citizen shall have access to the minutes and records thereof at all reasonable times. Executive sessions may be held in the manner specified by the general laws of the State of Ohio.
(Amended 11-7-95)
   (c)    Special meetings may be called by the Mayor, the President of Council or any three members of Council. Written notice, setting forth the date, time, and place of the meeting, as well as the subjects to be considered at the meeting, shall be served personally on or left at the usual place of residence of each member of Council, the President of Council, and the Mayor at least twelve hours in advance of the special meeting. When a special meeting is called by the Mayor or President of Council and when the notice referred to herein provides that it is an "emergency special meeting" the twelve hour notice required hereinabove shall be waived and the notice may be given at any time prior to the time of the meeting. No subjects shall be considered at a special meeting except those stated in the notice. Service of notice or any defect in said notice or the service thereof shall be deemed to have been waived by any member of Council, the President of Council, or the Mayor, who shall be present at the special meeting. 
   (d)    The Mayor, the Director of Public Safety, the Director of Public Service, and other elective officers may be entitled to take part in such discussions and make such reports as affect their respective departments.