Municipal Register, City of Fitchburg, Massachusetts

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H.M. Downs Printing Company, 1902
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Page 131 - He shall preserve order and decorum; may speak to points of order in preference to other members, rising from his seat for that purpose, and shall decide questions of order, subject to an appeal to the House by any two members; on which appeal no member shall speak more than once, unless by leave of the House.
Page 131 - When a question is under debate no motion shall be received but to adjourn; to lay on the table...
Page 135 - No motion or proposition on a subject different from that under consideration shall be admitted under color of amendment.
Page 131 - Rules and 0rders of the Common Council. RIGHTS AND DUTIES OF THE PRESIDENT. SECTION 1. The President shall take the chair at the hour appointed for the meeting, call the members to order, and, if a quorum be present, cause the names of the absentees to be recorded.
Page 124 - All reports and other papers submitted to the City Council shall be written in a fair hand, and no endorsement of any kind shall be made on the reports, memorials or other papers referred to a Committee.
Page 132 - He shall propound all questions in the order in which they are moved, unless the subsequent motion shall be previous in its nature ; except, that, in naming sums and fixing times, the largest sum and the longest time shall be put first.
Page 136 - Convention, except petitions, memorials and remonstrances, shall be presented by the President, or by a member in his place, and shall be read by the President, Secretary, or such other person as the President may request, and shall be taken up in the order in which they were presented, unless where the Convention shall otherwise direct.
Page 137 - The rules of the Senate shall be observed in the committee of the whole, so far as they may be applicable, except limiting the number of times of speaking, and except that the ayes and noes shall not be taken.
Page 135 - And when a motion is made to refer a subject, and different committees are proposed, the question shall be taken in the order following : A Standing Committee of the Council.
Page 134 - Every member who shall be in the room when a question is put, shall give his vote, unless the Council for special reasons shall excuse him.

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