Charter and Rules Committee Meeting Text Size

Event takes place on April 17, 2013 at 6:30 PM
Holyoke City Hall Council Chambers


                                                         CITY COUNCIL

                                 HOLYOKE, MASSACHUSETTS

                                       Notice of Committee Meeting

 There will be a Regular Meeting of the Committee on

                           Charter & Rules

 At the City Council Chamber, Wed April 17, 2013

At 6:30P.M.   

Per order of the Chairperson- Brenna Murphy-McGee



· McGee T: Order that City Government photos in the City Council
Chamber include all Department Heads
· Bresnahan/Soto/Vega: Order that the size of the City Council be
reduced to be more in line with the current population of Holyoke
· McGee T: Order that the City Charter Committee look into adopting
a City Manager position instead of a 2 or 4 year term mayor
· McGee T: Order that the newly formed charter group look into the
pros and cons of combining the Personnel Department with the
School Dept. HG&E and other Personnel offices in the City into
one centralized human resource division
· Vacon: Order that should a position become vacant where the
Charter states that the City Council may appoint a member to fill
a vacancy, that the City Council shall choose the individual
receiving the next highest number of votes in the most recent
election provided the individual is eligible and willing to
 · Vacon: Order that the City Council Committee chairs comply with
the City Council Rule #61 that requires orders referred to
committee to be brought up within 30 days.
· Vacon: Order that no member of the City Council or other elected
office in the City of Holyoke shall be permitted to hold any
other elected office including positions in the MA General Court
· Alexander: Order that the City consider appropriate amendments to
Charter and Ordinance to replace local primaries with
Rank-Preference voting on election day allowing for a
majority-vote winner from the first round of voting



 Ryan M. Allen:  Administrative Assistant

 The listing of matters are those reasonably anticipated by the chair which may be discussed at the meeting. Not all items listed may in fact be discussed and other items may also be brought up for discussion to the extent permitted by law.

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