[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Dumont as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted by Ord. No. 934 (Secs. 2-58 through 2-59 of the 1970 Revised Ordinances)]
As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- GOVERNING BODY
- The Mayor and Council of Dumont.
- Includes any gathering, whether corporeal or by means of communication equipment, which is attended by or open to all of the members of a governing body, held with the intent, on the part of the members of the body present, to discuss or act as a unit upon the specific public business of that body.
- PUBLIC BUSINESS
- Includes all matters which relate in any way, directly or indirectly, to the performance of the governing body's functions or the conduct of its business, and in particular, requiring a formal vote and formulating final action.
Any member of the governing body may abstain from voting on the public's business.
In abstentions, that person's vote shall be so recorded as an abstention and not counted as either an affirmative or negative vote.
Abstentions are to be so recorded, regardless of whether a person speaks for or against a motion.
The silence of any member of the governing body on any vote shall be recorded as an abstention.
[Adopted by Ord. No. 988 (Secs. 2-60 through 2-62 of the 1970 Revised Ordinances)]
The Mayor and Council members shall be entitled to eight absences from the regular and executive sessions during the calendar year.
The Borough Clerk shall be responsible for maintaining the record of attendance for each member of the governing body. The Clerk shall report the attendance record monthly to the Mayor and Council.