1. The city council shall hold regular meetings on the first and third Thursdays in each month; provided, that when any general holiday occurs on any first or third Thursday, the regular meeting shall be held on the Thursday next following. The city recorder, pursuant to state law, shall publish in January each year the annual city council meeting schedule including dates, times and place. The meeting date, time and place may be changed as needed. Any change shall comply with the notice requirements in state law.
2. All meetings of the governing body shall be held in compliance with the provisions of Utah Code Annotated title 52, chapter 4, relating to open and public meetings. The yes votes and no votes shall be taken upon the passage of all ordinances, resolutions and any action which would create a liability against the city, and in all other cases at the request of any member, and it shall be entered in the written minutes of the meeting. The minimum number of yes votes required to pass any ordinance, resolution or to take any action by the governing body, unless otherwise prescribed by law, shall be a majority of the members of the quorum, but shall never be less than three (3). Where there is an even number of members, the consent or concurrence of one-half (1/2) of the members shall be sufficient to confirm an appointment or concur in the renewal of an appointive officer.
a. Quorum: A quorum of the city council shall be present at a primary anchor location for an electronic meeting. The primary anchor location shall be in the building where the city council would normally meet if they were not holding an electronic meeting. Secondary anchor locations are permitted but not required. The quorum at the primary anchor location shall vote to approve establishment of the electronic meeting in order to include other members of the city council through an electronic connection;
b. Notice to City Council: Notice of the electronic meeting shall be given to city council members at least twenty-four (24) hours before the meeting, so they may participate in and be counted as present for all purposes, including a determination that a quorum is present. The notice shall describe how the city council members will be connected to the electronic meeting.
c. Public Notice: Public notice of the electronic meeting shall be given in accordance with Utah Code Annotated title 52, chapter 4, section 202. Written notice also shall be given by posting it at the primary anchor location.
d. Open Meeting: Space and facilities shall be provided at the primary anchor location, so interested persons and the public may attend and monitor the open portions of the meeting. For portions of the meeting where comments from the public are accepted, space and facilities shall be provided at the primary anchor location for interested persons and the public to attend, monitor, and participate in the public comment portions of the meeting.
4. Any ordinance, resolution or motion of the governing body having fewer than three (3) favorable votes shall be deemed defeated and invalid, except a meeting may be adjourned to a specific time by a majority vote of the governing body even though such majority vote is less than three (3).
5. A majority of the members of the governing body, regardless of number, may fill any vacancy in the governing body.
B. Special: If at any time the business of the city requires a special meeting of the governing body, such meeting may be ordered by the mayor or any two (2) members of the governing body. The order shall provide at least three (3) hours’ notice of the special meeting, and notice thereof shall be served by the city recorder on each member who did not sign the order by delivering the notice personally or by leaving it at the member’s usual place of abode. The personal appearance by a member at any specially called meeting constitutes a waiver of the notice required in this section. No vote of the council shall be reconsidered or rescinded at a special meeting, unless at such special meeting there is present as large a number of members as were present when such vote was taken.
C. Quorum: Three (3) or more members of the council shall constitute a quorum to transact business, but a smaller number may adjourn from time to time and may, when necessary, compel the attendance of absent members and direct the chief of police to enforce the attendance of such members.
D. Action On Committee Reports: Any report of a committee of the council shall, by request of any two (2) members, be deferred for final action thereon to the next regular meeting after the report is made, except that the council may call a special meeting to consider final action.
E. Rules; Expulsion Of Members: The council shall determine its own rules of proceedings, may fine or expel any member for disorderly conduct on a two-thirds (2/3) vote of the members of the governing body.
F. Disorderly Conduct: The governing body, on a two-thirds (2/3) vote, may expel any person who is disorderly during the meeting of the governing body. This subsection or any action taken by the governing body shall not preclude prosecution under any other provision of law.
G. Requiring Attendance: The governing body may require the attendance of any person to give testimony or produce records, documents or things for inspection, copying or examination necessary or useful for the governance of the city. (1962 Code §§ 1-6-2—1-6-5, 1-6-7; amd. 2003 Code; Ord. 2020-03-006 § 2 (Exh. A), 3-26-2020; Ord. 2020-08-006 § 2, 8-20-2020)