Question: Should section be amended to provide that if the first Monday in January is a legal holiday that the first meeting of a new term shall be held “at seven o’clock p.m. on the next business day at the usual place for holding meetings to assume the duties of their offices”?

Proposed Language:

§ 28     Meetings of Council

At seven o’clock p.m., on the first Monday in January following a regular Municipal election, the Council shall meet at the usual place for holding meetings, at which time the newly-elected members of the Council shall assume the duties of their offices, provided however if the first Monday in January is a legal holiday, the Council shall meet at seven o’clock p.m. on the next business day at the usual place for holding meetings to assume the duties of their offices. Thereafter the Council shall meet at times as may be prescribed by ordinance or resolution. The Mayor, the President of the Council, or any five members thereof may call special meetings of the Council upon at least twelve (12) hours’ written notice to each member of the Council, served personally on each member or left at the usual place of residence of the member. Any notice of a special meeting shall state the subjects to be considered at the meeting and no other subjects shall be there considered. All meetings of the Council or committees shall be public and any citizen shall have access to the minutes and records at all reasonable times.

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