Sec. 2-17.1.  Presiding officer.


The presiding officer of the city council shall be the mayor, or in his or her absence, the president of the council.  The presiding officer shall preserve strict order and decorum at all regular and special meetings of the council.  He or she shall state every question coming before the council on all subjects and decide all questions of order, subject however, to an appeal to the council, in which event a majority vote of the council shall govern and conclusively deter­mine such question of order.  Such appeal shall be immediately presented and voted upon by the council.  The mayor shall vote only as prescribed by the statutes of the state; however, if the presiding officer is the president of the council or some other member of the council in his or her absence, said council member shall retain his or her right to vote on any matter coming before the council.  The mayor or other presiding officer shall sign all ordinances and resolutions adopted by the council during his or her presence. 


Source: Ord.  No. 2992, § 4, 6-1-81; Ord. No. 5240, § 2, 12-3-12