[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Franklin 5-5-1986 as Title One, Ch. IV of the 1986 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The annual meeting of the incoming City Council shall be held on the first Monday in January or as the Council may designate. Elected City officials shall take office on the date of said meeting.
[Amended 6-7-2004 by Ord. No. 15-04; 5-7-2012 by Ord. No. 11-12]
The regular meetings of the City Council shall be held the first Monday of each month in City Hall at 6:00 p.m. in the evening.
Any regular scheduled meeting which would occur on a legal holiday if held as scheduled shall be held in City Hall at 7:30 p.m. or at such other time and date as the Council may designate.
A special meeting of the City Council may be called by the Mayor or by the majority of Council members in the absence or refusal of the Mayor. Notice of a special meeting shall be given to, left at the abode of or sent by mail to each Council member so that the receipt of such notice shall enable a Council member to be present if he or she is at his or her usual place of abode.
The City Council meetings shall be held in accordance with Robert's Rules of Order.
The City Clerk or Deputy City Clerk shall keep the minutes of all meetings of the City Council.
All proceedings of the City Council shall be public, except those which may be held privately in accordance with RSA 91-A.
[Amended 9-14-1998 by Ord. No. 98-4]
The Council may hold work sessions at times other than the regularly scheduled meetings for the purpose of receiving information or deliberating with regard to City business. Work sessions shall be public meetings except when called as a nonpublic session pursuant to RSA 91-A. In general, discussion at a work session shall be limited to the Mayor and Council and those other parties from whom information is being sought. A work session may be called by the Mayor or by a majority of the members of the Council.
The agenda for all meetings of the City Council shall be under the control of the Mayor with regard to format and the order in which business is conducted. An item may be placed upon the agenda for discussion by the Mayor, any member of the Council or the City Manager. Other department heads and municipal officials shall submit any proposed agenda items to the City Manager for approval prior to such items being listed upon the agenda. Any citizen of the City may place an item upon the agenda for discussion by the Council by presenting to the Mayor, Council or City Manager a petition for such discussion containing the signatures of no fewer than 25 citizens of the City 18 years of age or older. The Council may, in its discretion, allow the discussion of items by methods other than those prescribed herein.