Order to amend Section 1 of the Council Rules in order to add the Pledge of Allegiance to the regular meeting agenda.
ACTION: Council action is anticipated.
This amendment was introduced by Councilor Breen at the November 22 Council meeting. According to Section 23 of the Council's rules, any amendment to those rules must be submitted in writing at the preceding meeting. On November 22, the Council voted 6-0 to waive that rule and allow this amendment to be submitted verbally.
The amended section 1 would read as follows (amended language in red): The regular meetings of the Town Council shall normally be held in the Town Hall at 7:00 p.m., or a time set by the Chairperson, on the fourth Monday of each calendar month except for an organizational meeting, which shall be held in accordance with the Town Charter. When said day falls on a holiday or on Election Day, the regular meeting shall be held on the following Wednesday, at the same time and place. The date of any regular meeting may be changed upon vote of five members of the Council, provided, however, that said change in date will still provide for one regular meeting in each month. The Council meeting will open after the roll call with the
Pledge of Allegiance.