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Village of Nashville

County of Barry, State of Michigan

ORDINANCE NO. 7-12-2007-B

AN ORDINANCE TO COMPEL ATTENDANCE OF COUNCIL MEMBERS

                                                                                               

THE VILLAGE OF NASHVILLE ORDAINS:

SECTION I. 


This ordinance shall be known and cited as the “Council Meeting Attendance Ordinance”.


SECTION II.  Council Meeting Attendance. 


It shall be the duty of all members of the Council to attend all meetings at the hour appointed for the meeting and to remain until the close of the session unless excused.


SECTION III.  Reprimand. 


In the event any Council member fails, neglects or refuses to attend the meetings of the Council for four (4) consecutive meetings without excuse, the Council may enact a resolution of reprimand.


SECTION IV.  Censure and/or Resignation. 


In the event any Council member fails, neglects or refuses to attend the meetings of the Council for six (6) consecutive meetings without excuse, the Council may enact a resolution of censure or request the council member’s resignation, or both.


SECTION V.  Excused Absences. 


The Village Council members shall be the final judges as to what constitutes an excused absence.


SECTION VI.  Meetings.  


The term “meetings” means all regular meetings, special meetings and workshops of the Village Council where the members have actual notice of the meeting.


SECTION VII.  SEVERABILITY.


If any article, section, subsection, sentence, clause, phrase or portion of this ordinance is, for any reason, held invalid or unconstitutional by any court of competent jurisdiction, such portion shall be deemed a separate, distinct and independent provision, and such holding shall not affect the validity of the remaining portions of this ordinance.


SECTION VIII.  EFFECTIVE DATE.


This ordinance shall become effective upon its adoption and publication in the manner required by law and shall become effective twenty (20) days after the date of publication.


Moved by Harwood and supported by J Dunham, that the above ordinance be adopted as read.


YEAS:   Harwood, Holden, Kenyon, Shotts, Coll, J Dunham, F Dunham  

NAYS:  none       

ABSENT: none                                                                                                                                              


Adoption Date: July 12, 2007

Publication Date: July 21, 2007

Effective Date: August 9, 2007

                                               

Frank Dunham,

Village President                                                   


Cathy Lentz,

Village Clerk