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Chapter 3. Governing Body

Sec. 3-03. Presiding officer.

(1) Designated. The mayor shall preside, except for council meetings in regard to the budget, at which the chairman of the finance, budget and personnel committee shall preside. In the absence of the mayor, the president of the council shall preside. In the absence of both the mayor and the president, the clerk shall call the meeting to order and preside until the alderpersons present elect one of their number acting mayor for that meeting.

(2) Duties. The presiding officer shall preserve order and decorum, decide all questions of order and conduct the proceedings of the meeting in accordance with the parliamentary rules contained in Robert's Rules of Order, Newly Revised, unless otherwise provided by statute or by the rules in this chapter.

(3) Appeals from decisions. Any member may appeal from a decision of the presiding officer. An appeal shall be sustained by a vote of the council.

(Code 1982, 2.03)