CITY OF WORCESTER
Municipal and Legislative Operations Committee Meeting
Tuesday, February 18, 2020
Levi Lincoln (North) Chamber
Convened: 5:34 P.M.
Recessed to Executive Session: 6:11 P.M.
Adjourned from Executive Session to Open Session to Adjourn: 8:23 P.M.
Joseph M. Petty
Clerk of the City Council
Susan M. Ledoux
|Chairperson Khrystian E King |
|Vice Chairperson Kathleen M Toomey |
|Councilor Candy Mero-Carlson |
City Hall - 455 Main Street Worcester, Massachusetts
|Present Were:||Chairperson Councilor Khrystian E. King
Councilor Kathleen M. Toomey
Councilor Candy Mero-Carlson|
|Also:||Councilor Morris A. Bergman
Director of Human Resources Dori Vecchio
City Clerk Susan M. Ledoux, clerk|
Approval of the Minutes
Order - That the City Council Standing Committee of Municipal and Legislative Operations hereby approves the minutes of the Municipal and Legislative Operations meeting of February 11, 2019
The Chairperson Councilor King read the item; it was noted the date of the agenda was incorrect, the Chair moved to adopt with the date of the meeting as “February 11, 2020” . Motion approved on a voice vote.
Communications of the City Manager
Transmitting informational communication relative to information to assist in the hiring of a City Council staff member.
# 18c CM December 17, 2019
In Committee February 11, 2020 - Held
The Chairperson Councilor King read the item and began by providing some information that occurred at the last meeting regarding the job description and salary for the new position. The committee discussed the changes in the job description as suggested by the Director of Human Resources Dori Vecchio. The committee also discussed the position in the Clerk’s Office that supports City Council. Councilor Mero-Carlson offered a Chairman’s Order – “That the Standing Committee on Municipal and Legislative Operations does hereby recommend that City Council support the current position dedicated to City Council within the City Clerk’s office continue as is.” The Chair moved for a roll call vote on the Chairman’s Order. Chairman’s Order approved on a roll call vote of 3 Yeas and 0 Nays.
Chairperson Councilor King stated that this Committee would recommend a Paygrade of 40(N) with a salary range of $56,624.18 to $75,721.54 and the job title would be Chief of Staff to City Council.
Chairperson Councilor King made the following motions:
The Committee on Municipal and Legislative Operations does hereby recommend City Council approve of the attached job description for the Chief of Staff to City Council.
Request the City Manager recommend an amendment to the City Council’s FY 20 Table of Organization by deleting Staff for City Council Paygrade 35 and inserting in its place Chief of Staff to City Council Paygrade 40(NU). No additional funding is needed for the remainder of the fiscal year.
Authorize the City Clerk to hire the Chief of Staff to City Council and further, request the Director of Human Resources work with the City Clerk to begin the hiring process necessary to fill this position and prepare any necessary required documents/salary ordinances.
Councilor King moved to approve on a roll call. Motions approved on a roll call vote of 3 Yeas and 0 Nays.
Recommend Approval of 3 Orders by a yea and nay vote of Three yeas and no Nays. Recommend one (1) Chairman’s Order.
That the Standing Committee on Municipal and Legislative Operations does hereby recommend that City Council support the current position dedicated to City Council within the City Clerk’s office continue as is.
Transmitting communication relative to responses to City Council Orders during the FY20 Budget Hearing sessions.
# 9.26A CM June 18, 2019
Chairperson Councilor King moved to File the item. Motion approved on a voice vote.
Communication of the City Clerk
Communication of the City Clerk transmitting a communication relative to the retirement and resignation of the City Clerk.
# 12a CC January 28, 2020
In Committee February 11, 2020 - Held
Chairperson Councilor King moved to recess into Executive Session to strategize the process for hiring a City Clerk.
The Chair stated the Committee will adjourn from the open session at the conclusion of the Executive Session. Approved on a voice vote.