Article I In General
Article II Conduct of Meetings
[R.O. 2012 §115.010; Rev. Ords. 1926 Ch. IV Art. I §1; CC 1992 §2-96; Ord. No. 3855 §1, 2-10-2014]
The members of the Board of Aldermen shall be two (2) in number from each ward of the City, and before entering upon their duties the members shall take and subscribe to the oath prescribed by law for City Officers. No person shall be an Alderman unless he/she be at least eighteen (18) years of age at the time that he/she takes office, a citizen of the United States, and an inhabitant and resident of the City for one (1) year next preceding his/her election, and a resident, at the time he/she files and during the time he/she serves, of the ward from which he/she is elected.
[R.O. 2012 §115.020; Rev. Ords. 1926 Ch. IV Art. I §4; CC 1992 §2-99]
The Mayor shall preside at all meetings of the Board of Aldermen, unless for some reason disqualified. In case of the absence or inability of the Mayor to act, the Acting President of the Board of Aldermen shall possess all the powers and discharge all the duties of the Mayor.
[R.O. 2012 §115.030; Rev. Ords. 1926 Ch. IV Art. I §5; CC 1992 §2-100]
The Board of Aldermen shall pass all necessary ordinances and resolutions pertaining to the financial affairs of the City, for the policy and government of the City, and for the preservation of the public health, and do all other things allowed by law, when in its judgment the public welfare demands it.
[R.O. 2012 §115.040; Rev. Ords. 1926 Ch. IV Art. I §6; CC 1992 §2-101]
The Board of Aldermen shall audit all claims against the City, make contracts for and in behalf of the City, attest the claims or contracts by the City Seal, and do all necessary acts to provide revenue, and appropriate the revenue strictly to the objects for which it may be created.
[R.O. 2012 §115.050; CC 1992 §2-97; Ord. No. 1580 §1, 10-6-1980; Ord. No. 3067 §1, 1-9-2006]
The Board of Aldermen shall meet on the second (2nd) Monday of each month at 6:30 P.M. If the meeting falls on a City holiday, then the meeting shall be held on the next succeeding day.
[R.O. 2012 §115.060; CC 1992 §2-97.1; Ord. No. 1580 §1, 10-6-1980]
The Board of Aldermen, at a regular meeting or a special meeting, may dispense with a succeeding regular meeting by a majority vote of all members elected to the Board of Aldermen. The City Clerk shall give notice, as required by Section 120.020 that the meeting has been cancelled.
[R.O. 2012 §115.080; CC 1992 §2-98; Ord. No. 1580 §1, 10-6-1980]
The Mayor or any two (2) Aldermen may call a special meeting of the Board of Aldermen at any time upon notice being given in writing or otherwise to the members of the Board of the time and place fixed for such special meeting and the matters to be considered. The City Clerk shall give notice as required by Section 120.020 of the special meeting, which shall indicate the time and place of the meeting and the matters to be considered.
[R.O. 2012 §115.090; Rev. Ords. 1926 Ch. IV Art. V §1; CC 1992 §2-102]
Five (5) members of the Board of Aldermen shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business; provided that any two (2) members of the Board together with the Mayor may send for and compel the attendance of absent members at any regular or called meeting of the Board, or any two (2) members may adjourn from time to time until a quorum shall be present.
[R.O. 2012 §115.100; Rev. Ords. 1926 Ch. IV Art. III §4; CC 1992 §2-104; Ord. No. 2034, 2-10-1992]
At each meeting of the Board of Aldermen, the Mayor or person exercising the duties of Mayor shall take the chair at the designated time and call the meeting to order.
[R.O. 2012 §115.110; Rev. Ords. 1926 Ch. IV Art. V §5; CC 1992 §2-105]
Only one (1) member of the Board of Aldermen shall speak at any one time upon any proposition, and the Mayor shall decide who shall be entitled to the floor.
[R.O. 2012 §115.120; Rev. Ords. 1926 Ch. IV Art. V §6; CC 1992 §2-106]
The Board of Aldermen may, from time to time, adopt such rules governing its proceedings as the members may deem to the best interest of the City in expediting business, and no standing rule or order of the Board shall be suspended or changed or new rule established except by a majority vote of the Board.
[R.O. 2012 §115.130; Rev. Ords. 1926 Ch. IV Art. VI §1; CC 1992 §2-107; Ord. No. 2034, 2-10-1992]
On the appearance of a quorum and the Mayor calling a meeting of the Board of Aldermen to order, the following shall be followed; however, the Mayor may change the order if necessary and if approved by the Mayor and Board members:
Approval of the consent agenda.
Approval of prior Board minutes.
Citizens' hearings and presentation of petitions.
Mayor and Board committee reports.
Reports of department heads.
Report of the City Administrator.
Committees, commissions and Board reports.
Resolutions and proclamations.
Miscellaneous business (appointments and commissions).