CITY OF WORCESTER
Municipal and Legislative Operations Committee Meeting
Thursday, May 19, 2022
Levi Lincoln (North) Chamber
Convened: 9:09 P.M.
Recessed to Executive Session: 9:12 A.M.
Reconvened in Open Session: 10:56 A.M.
Adjourned: 11:03 A.M.
Joseph M. Petty
Clerk of the City Council
|Chairperson Khrystian E King |
|Vice Chairperson George J Russell |
|Councilor Sean M Rose |
City Hall - 455 Main Street Worcester, Massachusetts
|Present Were:||Chairperson Councilor Khrystian E. King, who participated in the meeting remotely
Councilor George J. Russell, who participated in the meeting remotely
Coucnilor Sean M. Rose, who participated in the meeting remotely|
|Also:||City Solicitor Michael Traynor
City Clerk Nikolin Vangjeli, clerk|
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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 Committee meeting of May 13, 2022.
Chairperson Councilor King read the item and moved for a roll call vote to adopt the item. Order adopted on a roll call vote of 3 Yeas and 0 Nays
Order of Mayor Joseph M. Petty – Request Standing Committee on Municipal and Legislative Operations meet in Executive Session for the purpose of discussing the contract and salary associated with the hiring of Acting City Manager Eric D. Batista.
# 21d CC April 12, 2022
In Committee April 27, 2022 - Held
In Committee May 4, 2022 - Held
In Committee May 10, 2022 - Held
In Committee May 13, 2022 - Held
Chairperson Councilor King recognized the City Clerk, who read the item.
Chairperson Councilor King moved for a roll call vote to recess to executive session for the purpose of discussing the contract and salary associated with the hiring of Eric D. Batista as Acting City Manager and to reconvene back to open session after executive session.
Recessed to Executive Session on a roll call vote of 3 Yeas and 0 Nays.
Chairperson Councilor King reconvened the meeting in Open Session at 10:45 A.M.
Chairperson Councilor King read the Standing Committee’s full recommendation relative to appointing Eric D. Batista as Acting City Manager, effective June 1, 2022 at 12:01 a.m.
Chairperson Councilor King thanked the members of the Standing Committee, the Assistant City Manager, City Solicitor, City Clerk and Mayor for their work relative to the appointment process of Eric D. Batista as Acting City Manager.
Recommend Approval of an Order that City Council does hereby appoint Eric D. Batista as Acting City Manager effective June 1, 2022 at 12:01 a.m. and that authorizes Mayor Joseph M. Petty on behalf of the City Council to execute the finalized employment contract with Mr. Batista, as well as a Salary Ordinance amendment implementing one provision associated with said appointment on a roll call vote of 3 Yeas and 0 Nays