Borough of Waterford, PA
Erie County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Waterford 8-7-2006. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The regular meetings of the Council of the Borough of Waterford shall be held on the first Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m., in the Waterford Municipal Building. Whenever the first Monday of any month shall be a legal holiday, the regular meeting shall be the next date mutually agreed upon and duly advertised.
Special meeting of Council may be called and held as provided by the Borough Code[1] and any other law governing the subject.
Editor's Note: See 53 P.S. § 45101 et seq.
At its organization meeting, as provided in the Borough Code, Council shall elect one of its members as President and one as Vice President.
The President and the Vice President shall serve an indefinite term, at the pleasure of the Council, and at any regular meeting of Council, or at any special meeting called for the purpose, Council may, on motion, declare a vacancy in either or both offices.
In case of vacancy, from any cause, in the office of President or Vice President of Council, the Council shall, within 30 days after the occurrence of the vacancy, proceed to fill the vacancy by motion, but Mayor does not preside except in the mandatory reorganization.
The President of Council, in addition to exercising his authority to preside over the meetings of Council, and to perform the other specific powers and duties vested in him by law or ordinance, shall be required to authenticate, with his signature, all actions taken by Council.
At the organization meeting of Council, the President of Council shall appoint the members of all standing committees of Council. Each standing committee shall be composed of two members of Council, and the individual first named to a committee by the President shall be Chairman of that committee. Standing committees shall serve at the pleasure of the President of Council.
The President of Council, ex officio, shall be a member of each standing committee, and the Borough Treasurer, ex officio, shall be a member of the committee dealing with matters of finance. Ex officio members shall be entitled to participate in all discussions at the meeting of the committees of which they are members, but they shall not vote as committee members.
The Borough Secretary shall serve as secretary of each standing committee
The Council hereby adopts, as its parliamentary authority, the volume entitled "Robert's Rules of Order, Newly Revised," which shall govern all matters within the purview of that volume, except that conflicting provisions in the Borough Code or other applicable statues of Pennsylvania, or in these bylaws or in the Rules of Order of the Council of the Borough of Waterford shall supersede the provisions of the parliamentary authority on the same subject matter.
These bylaws, wholly or in part, may be amended or repealed by an affirmative vote of 2/3 of all members of the Borough Council, following advance notice to each member at least 28 days before the meeting at which action on amendment or repeal is to be taken. The notice shall state the extent and precise nature of the repeal or amendment that is proposed. If notice is given at a regular, special or adjourned meeting of the Council, held at least 28 days before the meeting at which action on repeal or amendment is to be taken, special or individual notice shall be required to be given only to those members not in attendance at the earlier meeting and present at the time notice was given.