Wonder what useful work the Council could have done during the time wasted on this? Maybe figure out how to save the taxpayer's money.
Rather than a long drawn out process of meeting, discussion, followed by inaction, indicision, and hem-hawing, why not just re-write the ordinance to follow state law. Shouldn't take more than 1/2 hour or so of a "clerk's" time and a simple voice vote at the next council meeting would provide all the formality necessary.
Instead our elected officials are wasting time and money, a task they are well suited for it seems.