Municipal Operations Committee Meeting

Monday, April 4, 2016

Esther Howland (South) Chamber

Convened: 10:05 A.M.

Recessed to Exeutive Session: 10:24 AM Reconvened to Open Session: 11:14 AM Adjourned: 11:15 AM

Joseph M. Petty


Clerk of the City Council
David J. Rushford

Committee Members

Chairperson Candy Mero-Carlson
Vice Chairperson Kathleen M Toomey
Councilor George J Russell

City Hall - 455 Main Street Worcester, Massachusetts

Present Were:Chairperson Candy Mero-Carlson; Councilor George J. Russell; Councilor Kathleen M. Toomey
Also:City Solictor David M. Moore, clerk; Assistant City Clerk Susan M. Ledoux; Councilor Tony Economou



Communication of David J. Rushford, City Clerk, transmitting to City Council his resignation and further, transmitting his recommendation to elect Assistant City Clerk Susan M. Ledoux as the next City Clerk. # 12d CC March 15, 2016


The Committee designated City Solicitor Moore as the Clerk for this meeting. The Committee moved to recommend Assistant City Clerk Susan M. Ledoux be elected by the City Council as the next City Clerk Adopted on a roll call 3-0.

The Committee moved to recess to convene in Executive Session to conduct strategy session in preparation for negotiations with nonunion personnel and to conduct contract negotiations with nonunion personnel. Adopted on a roll call 3-0

Chair Mero-Carlson indicated the Committee would re-convene in open session at the conclusion of open session.

The Committee adjourned the executive session and re-convened in open session. The Committee made a motion to report to the City Council the following:

That the Standing Committee on Municipal Operations does hereby recommend the appointment of Assistant City Clerk Susan M. Ledoux as the next City Clerk effective upon the date of retirement for the present City Clerk. Further, upon successful appointment of Susan M. Ledoux as City Clerk, request the City Council meet in executive session on April 12, 2016 to discuss strategy with respect to the terms of employment of Susan M. Ledoux as City Clerk and to conduct contract negotiations.