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WVC 8- CHAPTER 8. MUNICIPAL CORPORATIONS.
WVC -9- ARTICLE 9. PROCEEDINGS OF GOVERNING BODIES.

WVC 8-9-1 §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.

WVC 8-9-2 §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;   voting.
  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 inspection.

  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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