LEGISLATIVE AFFAIRS COMMITTEE

TUESDAY, APRIL 11, 2006

COUNCIL CHAMBER

Convened: 6:50 p.m.

Adjourned: 6:58 p.m.

 

Present were:†††   Chairperson Councilor Kathleen M. Toomey

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Councilor Paul P. Clancy, Jr.

 

Also:†††††††††††††††††††† Police Chief Gary J. Gemme

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Director of Human Resources Kathleen Johnson

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

 

 

 

1.          Petition of Christina M. Orczyk request seek legislation exempting me from the maximum age requirement to be considered for appointment as a police officer in the City of Worcester as follows: Notwithstanding Section 58A of Chapter 31 of the General Laws or any other general or special law to the contrary, Christina M. Orczyk may have her name certified for original appointment to the position of police officer in the city of Worcester, notwithstanding having reached the age of 32 before taking such civil service examination in connection with such appointment.In all other respects, Christina M. Orczyk shall be eligible for appointment to the position of police officer in the city of Worcester only if she qualifies and is selected for employment under the procedures provided in Chapter 31 of the General Laws, any regulations of the Civil Service Commission and any lawful hiring practices of the city of Worcester.

††††††††† #7 CC February 28, 2006

††††††††† Recommend Hold

 

Chairmanís Order request the City Manager to request the City Solicitor to provide the City Council with copies of court decisions and legal opinions concerning individuals across the Commonwealth who have petitioned to be considered for appointment as police officers even though they may have reached the age of 32 years.