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File #: 31853    Version: 1 Name: Clerk's proceedings
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 10/8/2013 In control: COMMON COUNCIL ORGANIZATIONAL COMMITTEE (ended 4/2017)
On agenda: 11/19/2013 Final action: 11/19/2013
Enactment date: 11/27/2013 Enactment #: ORD-13-00199
Title: Amending Section 2.36 of the Madison General Ordinances to require the Clerk to submit the Common Council proceedings to the Mayor within 72 hours of the conclusion of a Council meeting.
Sponsors: Michael E. Verveer
Fiscal Note
No appropriation is required.
Title
Amending Section 2.36 of the Madison General Ordinances to require the Clerk to submit the Common Council proceedings to the Mayor within 72 hours of the conclusion of a Council meeting.
Body
DRAFTER'S ANALYSIS:  In Formal Opinion 2013-002, the City Attorney found that the Clerk should submit the proceedings to the Mayor within 72 hours of the conclusion of a Council meeting.  This ordinance codifies that ruling to bring greater certainty to the time of presentation of the proceedings to the Mayor.
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The Common Council of the City of Madison do hereby ordain as follows:
      Section 2.36 entitled "Council Proceedings" of the Madison General Ordinances is amended to read as follows:
"2.36      COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS.  As provided in Section 3.05 of these ordinances, the City Clerk shall be responsible for the publication, filing, indexing and safekeeping of all proceedings of the Common Council.  As further provided in Section 3.70(2) of these ordinances, the City Clerk is the legal custodian of the records of the Common Council.
            As required by Wis. Stat. ยง 62.09(8)(c),  the Clerk shall submit all acts of the Council to the Mayor for his/her approval or disapproval.  The       Clerk shall submit the proceedings to the Mayor within seventy-two (72) hours of the conclusion of the Council meeting."