CHAPTER 8. MUNICIPAL CORPORATIONS.
ARTICLE 9. PROCEEDINGS OF GOVERNING BODIES.
§8-9-1. Who to preside at meetings of governing body; quorum;
interested member of governing body not to vote.
Unless otherwise provided by charter provision, the governing
body of every municipality shall be presided over at its meetings
by the mayor, or, in his absence, by the recorder, or, in the
absence of both the mayor and the recorder, by one of its members
selected by a majority of the members of the governing body
present. A majority of the members of the governing body shall be
necessary to constitute a quorum for the transaction of business.
No member of the governing body of any municipality shall vote upon
any ordinance, order, measure, resolution or proposition, in which
he may be interested other than as a citizen of such municipality.
§8-9-2. Mayor and recorder may vote; tie vote.
The mayor and recorder shall, unless otherwise provided by
charter provision, have votes as members of the governing body,
and, in case of a tie, the presiding officer at the time shall cast
the tie-breaking vote, unless he has previously voted.
WVC 8 - 9 - 3
§8-9-3. Governing body to keep records; minutes of proceedings;
The governing body of a municipality shall keep an accurate
record of all of its proceedings, ordinances, orders, bylaws, acts,
resolutions and rules which shall be indexed and open to
At each meeting of the governing body, a journal of the
proceedings of the last meeting shall be read, and corrected, if
erroneous, and signed by the presiding officer: Provided, That the
reading of the journal of the proceedings of the last meeting may
be dispensed with by majority vote of the governing body if the
members have received and examined a copy or synopsis of the
journal prior to the meeting at which the journal is signed. Any
member may request the yeas and nays be taken on any question and
recorded in the journal.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2014 1st Special Session
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