states: §8-10-3. Powers and duties of recorder.
It shall be the duty of the recorder of every municipality to keep the journal of the proceedings of the governing body thereof, and he shall have charge of and preserve the records of the municipality. Unless otherwise provided by charter provision or general law, whenever the mayor is unable because of illness or absence from the municipality to perform the duties of his office, and during any vacancy in the office of mayor, the recorder shall perform the duties of the mayor and be invested with all of his power and authority.
SECTION 2 OFFICERS.
The municipal authorities of said Town shall be a Mayor, Recorder, and five Councilmen who shall be free-holders therein and who together shall form a common Council.
SECTION 13 CONDUCTION OF MEETINGS.
The Council shall be presided over at its meetings by the Mayor, or in his absence by the Recorder; or in the absence of both Mayor and Recorder, by one of the Councilmen selected by a majority of the Council present; and a majority of the Council shall be necessary to form a quorum for the transaction of business. But no member of the Council of the Town, shall vote upon any order, measure, resolution or proposition in which he may be interested
, other than a citizen of said Town.
I am not sure which portion of the Charter you think may need to be amended, but it looks like it was illegal for the Mayor to cast the deciding vote to award a contract
to his brother in law.
Please clarify what you are trying to accomplish.