OCTOBER 25, 2004


Convened: 5:17 p.m.

Adjourned: 6:21 p.m.


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

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Councillor Barbara G. Haller


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

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

††††††††† †††††††††††††††††† Fire Chief Gerard A. Dio

††††††††† †††††††††††††††††† Communications Director Kathy Henry

††††††††† †††††††††††††††††† Director of Emergency Services William A. Trotta

††††††††† †††††††††††††††††† UMASS Director Paul S. McKinnon

††††††† ††††††††††††††††††   UMASS EMS Deputy Chief Stephen Haynes

††††††††† †††††††††††††††††† Local 1009 President Frank Raffa

††††††††† †††††††††††††††††† Local 1009 Vice President Donald Courtney

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



1.††††† Communication of the City Manager relative to First Responder Law.

††††††††† 15B CM October 12, 2004

Recommend Hold


Chairmanís Order request the City Manager request the Director of Communications to inform the City Council of the implementation of the geographic positioning system and the internal changes that will be implemented to accommodate these changes.


Chairmanís Order request the City Manger bring together the various local agencies and organizations involved in the first responder program who could work towards improvements in survivor rates.