MUNICIPAL OPERATIONS COMMITTEE

SEPTEMBER 9, 2002

COUNCIL CHAMBER

Convened: 6:06 p.m.

Adjourned: 6:55 p.m.

 

 


 

(RECONVENED FROM JULY 26, 2002)

Present were:††††† Chairperson Councillor Joseph M. Petty

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Councillor Stephen T. Patton

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Councillor Konstantina B. Lukes @ 6:12 p.m.

 

Also: City Manager Thomas R. Hoover

††††††††† City Solicitor David M. Moore

††††††††† Director of Human Resources Jan Borg Silverman

††††††††† Budget Director John Pranckevicius

Dr. Arnold Gurwitz, Jill Dagilis, Jay Gardiner, Francis Birch and David Holden, Administrators: Department of Public Health & Code Enforcement

††††††††† City Clerk David J. Rushford, clerk

 

1.†††††† Communication of the City Manager relative to proposed Reorganization Plan for the Department of Health & Code Enforcement.

††††††††† #20B CMJuly 16, 2002

The Hearing re-convened @ 6:24 p.m. with the City Manager reviewing

the major changes in the proposed reorganization. The hearing was

closed @ 6:51 p.m. The Chairperson recommended to his membership

that the Committee endorse the reorganization plan.

Recommend Approval

 

2.†††††† Order - Mayor Murray request Municipal Operations Committee in their discussion of the proposed reorganization of the Department of Health & Code Enforcement include some measures to determine the level of customer service.Further, request discussion of employee education relating to customer service.

††††††††† #80u CCJuly 16, 2002

Recommend File

 

3.†††††† Petition of Ronal Madnick, Exec. Dir., Worcester County Chapter American Civil Liberties Union of MA request Chapter 9, Section 1 of the Revised Ordinances of 1996 relative to Disorderly Behavior be changed.

††††††††† #87 CCAugust 20, 2002

Recommend Hold (Re-notify petitioner when new report is returned to

this Committee for re-hearing)

 

Chairmanís Order request the Administration to consider additional wording the proposed re-write of Chapter 9, Section 1 of the Revised Ordinances of 1996 relative to Disorderly Behavior as follows:Insert after the words "legitimate purpose" the words "of the actor".

 

Mr. Ronal Madnick and Attorney Beverly Shabajian appeared and spoke re: #3 and 4 of this agenda.

 

4.†††† Petition of Ronal Madnick, Exec. Dir., Worcester County Chapter American Civil Liberties Union of MA request City Manager clarify the rights of city employees, including department heads, to speak out on public issues, etc.

††††††††† #86 CCAugust 20, 2002

Recommend Refer to Administration with an Order request the City Manager propose a policy clarifying the rights of city employees to the City Council for review, if no policy already exists.