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Elmer Borough Council

Rules Adopted for Council 2017


Rule 1. The regular meetings of the Council shall be held on the second Wednesday evening of each month, at seven-thirty o'clock. Special meetings may be called at the discretion of the Mayor, and shall be called at the written request of two or more members, written notice to be given each member by the Borough Clerk of all special meetings. In the absence of the Mayor, the President shall take the chair; if both shall be absent (provided four membbers are present) a member shall be chosen chairman and the meeting opened promptly a the set time. A quorum shall consist of three members in addition to the Mayor.

Rule 2. All motions and votes shall be decided by yes and no vote, the Clerk calling the roll alphabetically, except in electing persons to office, when a vote by ballot shall be taken upon demand of any member of Council. The maker of all motions and the one who seconds the same shall appear on the minutes. Members wishing to address the Council shall so signify by raising a hand until recongnized by the Chair by name before proceeding to address the meeting.

Rule 3. At a meeting of Council the following order of business shall be observed unless dispensed with by two-thirds vote.

First - Call to order by Mayor or Chair.
Second - Meetings open with invocation and pledge of allegiance.
Third - Roll call of members.
Fourth - Reading the minutes of the last regular meeting and all subsequent meetings.
Fifth - Unfinished business. 
Sixth - New business.
Seventh - Reports of committees, standing and special 
Eighth - Adjournment.

On the first day of January at 12:00 noon of each year, except when it falls on a Sunday, at which time it will be the second day, the Council shall meet to organize and appoint three members to serve on each of the following committees: Finance|Celebration of Public Events, Streets, Public Safety, Borough Hall Property, Water|Street Lights, and Trash|Parks and Playgrounds.


Committees of Council

Finance|Celebration of Public Events:  *Schalick, Schneider, Richards
Streets: *Richards, Schalick, Schneider
Public Safety: *Schneider, Zee, Richards
Borough Hall Property: *Davis, Schalick, Nolan
Water|Street Lights: *Zee, Davis, Nolan
Trash|Parks and Playgrounds: *Nolan, Davis, Zee

*Chairperson