Appointment & Ordinance Committee

Wednesday, December 8, 2021, 5:30 pm
via Webex (Link will be posted on the agenda)



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DATE: Wednesday, December 8, 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 - October 13th & November 10th, 2021.
  3. Public Hearings - None
  4. Motions & Discussions:
  • Mayor’s Year End Appointments – 8 Appointees.
  • Mayor’s Year End Re-Appointments – 19 Appointees.
  • Ordinance to prohibit the use of Non-Emergency Un-Muffled Compression Release Engine Brakes on Deerfield, Mill & River Streets and Bernardston Road.
  • Greenfield City Charter potential Amendments and modified language:
  • 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 6 – Administrative Organization,

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

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

Section 6-6: Department of Central Maintenance

Section 6-9: Board of License Commissioners

Section 6-16: Board of Health

  • 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

(To view Charter Review Committee Final Report: (

  1. New Business
  2. Old Business
  3. Next Meeting – January 12, 2022, 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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