(Published in the Brainerd Dispatch Octo

(Published in the Brainerd Dispatch October 8, 2022, 1t.) ORDINANCE No. 1538 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE CITY CHARTER THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF BRAINERD DOES ORDAIN: SECTION ONE: Chapter Two is amended and renumbered as follows, with underlined language added and deleted language struck out. CHAPTER TWO OFFICERS AND ELECTIONS 36. The City Council may at its discretion defer payment of certain special assessments for street improvements as defined in Chapter 429 of the Minnesota Statutes where a financial hardship exists. The Council shall by Ordinance or Resolution define the circumstances wherein such deferments may be made. 36.37. No appropriation shall be made without a vote of a majority of all the members of the City Council in its favor, which shall be taken by ayes and nays vote, and entered among the proceedings of the Council. No vote of the City Council shall be reconsidered or rescinded at any meeting unless there shall be present at such meeting as large a number of Council Members as were present when said vote was originally taken. 37.38. The City Council shall examine, audit, and adjust the accounts of the City at such times as it deems proper or as otherwise required by law. 38.39. The City Council shall have the power to make purchases on behalf of the City and may make purchases through such methods or designees as the Council may determine from time to time by Ordinance or Resolution. The provisions of this section shall not apply to purchases made by, or on behalf of the Public Utilities Commission or the Park Board or the departments under their control respectively. SECTION TWO: Chapter Five – Streets – is repealed in its entirety. Chapter Six – Public Utilities Commission – is renumbered as Chapter Five. Chapter Seven – The Park and Recreation Board – is renumbered as Chapter Six. Chapter Eight – Public Library Board – is renumbered as Chapter Seven. Chapter Nine – General Provisions – is renumbered as Chapter Eight. SECTION THREE: Upon passage, this ordinance becomes effective 90 days after its publication. Adopted this 3rd day of October 2022 /s/ Kelly Bevans President of the Council Approved this 4th day of October 2022 /s/ David Badeaux Mayor /s/ JENNIFER BERGMAN City Administrator