[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Crystal Lake 1-19-1993 (Art. II, Ch. II, Section B, of the 1993 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Amended 2-20-2007 by Ord. No. 6161]
The City Council shall consist of the Mayor and six Council members. Council members shall be elected at large for a term of four years pursuant to the Illinois Compiled Statutes.
The salary of each Council person shall be $2,400 per annum computed on the basis of the fiscal year of the City, provided that, in the event of death, resignation or other dismissal of any Council person from office, the salary shall be computed on a pro rata basis for the portion of the fiscal year served.
Each member of the City Council shall take such oath and furnish such bond as may be required by the Illinois Compiled Statutes.
It shall be the duty of the City Council to pass all ordinances for the City. In carrying out its duties, the City Council may provide for the creation of any departments necessary to effectively govern the City. In addition, it shall be the duty of the City Council to appoint a City Manager for an indefinite term, as prescribed by the Illinois Compiled Statutes. The City Manager may be removed from office by a majority vote of the City Council; provided, however, that in the event of such removal, the Council shall notify the City Manager at least 60 days prior to the termination of his/her duties.
Regular meetings of the City Council shall be held on the first and third Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m., in the City Council chambers, 100 West Municipal Complex, Crystal Lake, Illinois, or at such other place as the Council may designate.
Special meetings of the City Council may be called by the Mayor or by two members of the City Council, provided that written notice of such meeting shall be given to each member of the Council at least 24 hours before the time set for the meeting; provided, further, however, that failure to provide written notice shall not affect the validity of any special meeting at which all the members of the City Council are present.
Notice of all public meetings of the City Council, appointed boards or committees shall be given in compliance with the Open Meetings Act, 5 ILCS 120/1 et seq.
Presiding officer. The Mayor shall be the presiding officer of the Council at all regular or special meetings and when the Council meets as a committee.
Quorum. A majority of the elected members of the Council shall constitute a quorum thereof, but no ordinance or measure for the expenditure or money shall be passed without the affirmative vote of the elected members, pursuant to the provisions of the Illinois Compiled Statutes.
Order of business. The order of business at meetings of the City Council shall be as the Council from time to time determines.
The rules of parliamentary practice comprised in the latest published edition of Roberts Rules of Order Revised shall govern all general or special meetings of the City Council to the extent that they are not inconsistent with rules of procedure specified in ordinances of the City or in the Illinois Compiled Statutes.
Addressing meetings. No person other than the Mayor or a member of the City Council or other municipal officer or employee shall address that body at any regular or special meeting of the Council except upon the consent of a majority of the members present.
Disruption of meetings. It shall be unlawful for any person to disrupt or otherwise interfere with the orderly administration of any regular or special meeting of the City Council or any committee thereof.
A member of the City Council may be removed from office by a vote of 2/3 of the elected members of the Council. Grounds for removal shall include abuse of official power, failure to attend at least 1/2 of the regular Council meetings in any given year, conviction of a disqualifying crime, abandonment of office, or removal of residence from the City.