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Ord 673 Amending Chapter 2 AdministrationTOWN OF WESTLAKE ORDINANCE NO. 673 AN ORDINANCE OF THE TOWN OF WESTLAKE AMENDING CHAPTER 2 - ADMINISTRATION ARTICLE 11. - BOARD OF ALDERMEN, DIVISION 2. - PROCEDURES; PROVIDING A CUMULATIVE CLAUSE; PROVIDING A SEVERABILITY CLAUSE; PROVIDING A SAVINGS CLAUSE; AUTHORIZING PUBLICATION; AND ESTABLISHING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. WHEREAS, the Town of Westlake, Texas, is a General Law municipality located in Tarrant and Denton Counties, created in accordance with the provisions of the Local Government Code and operating pursuant to the enabling legislation of the State of Texas; and WHEREAS, the Town Council finds it necessary to amended the meeting times and procedural rules; and WHEREAS, upon the recommendation of the Town Manager, The Town of Westlake Town Council desires to Chapter 2 of the Code of Ordinances. NOW, THEREFORE, BE 1T ORDAINED BY THE TOWN COUNCIL OF THE TOWN OF WESTLAKE, TEXAS: SECTION 1: That all matters stated in the preamble are found to be true and correct and are incorporated herein as if copied in their entirety. SECTION 2: That Chapter 2 Administration, Article II Board of Aldermen, Division 2 - Procedures, Sections 2-51 through 2-80 of the Town of Westlake Code of Ordinances, as amended, is hereby amended as follows. Chapter 2 - ADMINISTRATION ARTICLE II. - TOWN COUNCIL, DIVISION 2. - PROCEDURES Sec. 2-51. - Agenda items. Pursuant to policies or procedures adopted by the governing body the Mayor or any member of the Council may notify the Town Manager and Town Secretary of any items requested to be on the agenda. The Town Manager will be responsible for placing all other items on each agenda and providing necessary backup for each agenda item. The Town Secretary will assemble and distribute agenda backup materials prepared prior to each board meeting. Ordinance 673 Pagel of3 Sec. 2-52. - Meetings; voting. (a) The Town Council shall meet at the time and place determined by a resolution adopted by the governing body. (b) The meetings shall be held at the Town Hall, 3 Village Circle, , Westlake, Texas 76262, or a meeting room close by, or another location designated by the town in the meeting notice as required by law. (c) Each member of the Town Council shall at every meeting of the board be entitled to one vote in person but no proxy shall be voted on any occasion. (d) The town may adopt an ordinance, act, law, or regulation, not inconsistent with state law, that is necessary for the government, interest, welfare, or good order of the town as a body politic. Sec. 2-53. - Procedural rules. The procedure at all meetings of the Town Council shall be in accordance with general rules of parliamentary procedures. Sec. 2-54. - Continuation of meetings. The Mayor shall continue any meeting, whether regular or special, including a continuation to a specific date and time, as directed by the Town Council. Secs. 2-55-2-80. - Reserved. SECTION 4: That all provisions of Ordinance not hereby amended shall remain in full force and effect. SECTION 5: That this Ordinance shall be cumulative of all other Town Ordinances and all other provisions of other Ordinances adopted by the Town which are inconsistent with the terns or provisions of this Ordinance are hereby repealed. SECTION 6: It is hereby declared to be the intention of the Town Council of the Town of Westlake, Texas, that sections, paragraphs, clauses and phrases of this Ordinance are severable, and if any phrase, clause, sentence, paragraph or section of this Ordinance shall be declared legally invalid or unconstitutional by the valid judgment or decree of any court of competent jurisdiction, such legal invalidity or unconstitutionality shall not affect any of the remaining phrases, clauses, sentences, paragraphs or sections of this Ordinance since the same would have been enacted by the Town Council of the Town of Westlake without the incorporation in this Ordinance of any such legally invalid or unconstitutional, phrase, sentence, paragraph or section. ordinance 673 Page 2 of 3 SECTION 8: This ordinance shall take effect immediately from and after its passage as the law in such case provides. PASSED AND APPROVED ON THIS 12`h DAY OF DECEMBER 2011. ATTEST: Kelly Edwaf4s, Town Secretary 4e444 zzll� Lauf a Wheat, Mayor 7:9i Y /% Thomas E. Bim i own Manager V Ordinance 673 Page of