Terms and Definitions

  • Agenda - The agenda is a printed list of legislative issues that the Town of Warrenton Town Council considers at its work session and regular meeting.  
  • Motion - A motion is the verbal means of a Council Member taking action on an issue. A motion must be seconded, voted upon, and approved by a majority of the Town Council to accomplish the action desired. 
  • Ordinance - An ordinance becomes the local law of the Town of Warrenton if adopted by the Town Council and is included in the Warrenton Town Code.
  • Quorum - Three members of the Town Council shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business. 
  • Resolution - A resolution is a method of expressing the opinion or policy of the Town Council about matters of administration. Resolutions are less formal than ordinances.