Appointment & Ordinance Committee

Tuesday, September 14, 5:30 pm
via Webex (link to be provided via Agenda)



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DATE: Tuesday, September 14, 2021

TIME: 5:30 PM

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  1. Call to Order

CHAIRS STATEMENT: This meeting is being recorded by the Appointment and Ordinance Committee. If any other persons present are doing the same you must notify the chairperson at this time. (Please note: All items listed on this agenda may not be considered or discussed at this meeting and may be addressed at future meetings.)

  1. Roll Call
  2. Accept minutes – August 11, 2021.
  3. Public Hearings – None.
  4. Motions & Discussion Items
  • Mayor’s Appointment – Gretchen Green, Crossroads Cultural District.
  • Greenfield City Charter potential Amendments and modified language.
  • Article 2 – Legislative Branch,

Section 2-8: Officers Elected by City Council

  • Article 3 – Executive Branch,

Section 3-1: Mayor; Qualifications; Term of Office; Compensation

Section 3-3: Appointments by the Mayor

Section 3-4: Removal or Suspension of Certain Officials

Section 3-6: Communications; Special Meetings

Section 3-8: Temporary Absence of the Mayor

Section 3-9: Vacancy in Office of Mayor

  • Article 4 – School Department,

Section 4-1: School Committee

Section 4-2: School Committee Chair

Section 4-5: School Committee Powers and Duties

Section 4-6: Filling of Vacancies

  • Article 5 – Finance and Fiscal Procedures,

Section 5-2: School Committee Budget

Section 5-3: Submission of Budget and Budget Message

Section 5-7: Supplementary Budgets: Other Appropriations

  • Article 6 – Administrative Organization,

Section 6-2: Merit Principle

Section 6-3: Department of Municipal Finance

Section 6-5: Assistant to the Mayor for Economic Development and Marketing

Section 6-6: Department of Central Maintenance

Section 6-7: Planning and Construction of Municipal Buildings and Other Facilities

Section 6-8: Department of Human Resources

Section 6-9: Board of License Commissioners

Section 6-11: Public Safety Commission (modified language attached)

Section 6-12: Library Trustee

Section 6-13: Zoning Board of Appeals

Section 6-14: Board of Assessors (modified language attached)

Section 6-16: Board of Health

Section 6-18: Council on Aging

Section 6-24: Mayor’s Task Force Against Domestic Violence

  • Article 7 – Elections; Election Related Matters,

Section 7-2: Preliminary Election

Section 7-7: Citizen Initiative Measures

Section 7-9: Ineligible Measures

Section 7-12: Recall Elections

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  1. New Business
  2. Old Business
  3. Next Meeting – October 13, 2021, 5:30 pm, City Hall Meeting Room, 2nd Floor, or via Webex, if required.
  4. Adjournment


Please note that the list of topics was comprehensive at the time of posting, however, the public body may consider and take action on unforeseen matters not specifically named in this notice. Posted in accordance with M.G.L.c 30A § 18-25.

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