20. The public meeting does not constitute a sitting of the council.
A majority of the members of the council and the clerk or the secretary-treasurer shall attend the meeting.
The meeting shall be presided over by the mayor or, where he is unable to act or where the office of mayor is vacant, by one of the council members present designated by them. The designated member may maintain order in the same manner as the chairman of a sitting of the council and has the same powers.
The persons present may make representations verbally or table documents. The documents shall be treated as if they had been tabled at a sitting of the council.
The clerk or the secretary-treasurer shall draw up the minutes of the meeting.