(1) Subject to this
Act, 5 members constitute a quorum of the Council.
(2) A meeting of the
Council will be chaired by the presiding member or, in his or her absence, the
members present at a meeting of the Council must choose 1 of their number to
preside at the meeting.
(3) A decision carried
by a majority of the votes cast by members of the Council at a meeting is a
decision of the Council.
(4) Each member
present at a meeting of the Council has 1 vote on any question arising for
decision and the member presiding at the meeting may exercise a casting vote
if the votes are equal.
(5) A conference by
telephone or other electronic means between the members of the Council will,
for the purposes of this section, be taken to be a meeting of the Council at
which the participating members are present if—
notice of the conference is given to all members in the manner determined by
the Council for the purpose; and
participating member is capable of communicating with every other
participating member during the conference.
(6) A proposed
resolution of the Council becomes a valid decision of the Council despite the
fact that it is not voted on at a meeting of the Council if—
notice of the proposed resolution is given to all members of the Council in
accordance with procedures determined by the Council; and
majority of the members express concurrence in the proposed resolution by
letter, telegram, telex, facsimile transmission, electronic mail or other
written communication setting out the terms of the resolution.
(7) The Council must
have accurate minutes kept of its meetings.
(8) Subject to this
Act, the Council may determine its own procedures.