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Ordinances: Proposed Changes

Posted on: January 19, 2023

ORD 23-2521

      Amending Sec. 2‑33. Rules of Order and Procedure

      THE CITY OF BLAINE DOES ORDAIN:  (Added portions are underscored and deleted 

      portions are shown with overstrike.)

              The following rules of order and procedure shall govern the deliberations and the 

      meetings of the council and of committees thereof: 

              (1)     Regular meetings of the council shall be held on the first and third Mondays of each 

                      month at the hour of 7:30 7:00 p.m. Any regular meeting falling upon a legal holiday 

                      shall be held within seven days following the legal holiday at the same hour. 

              (2)     The council may, by a majority vote of those present, adjourn from time to time to a 

                      certain special date and hour, and no notice is required to be served in the case of 

                      adjourned meetings. 

              (3)     The council shall determine the order in which business shall be conducted at 

                      council meetings. In the absence of a secretary, the mayor, or the president pro tem, 

                      in the absence of the mayor, shall appoint a secretary pro tem. 

              (4)     The proceedings of the meeting shall be conducted in accordance with the 

                      parliamentary rules contained in Robert's Rules of Order, Newly Revised, unless 

                      otherwise provided by statute or by these rules; except that failure to comply with 

                      such Robert's Rules of Order, Newly Revised, shall not invalidate any council action. 

      INTRODUCED AND READ in full the 18th day of January, 2023.

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