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Archive of agendas and notes from City Council meetings 2007 - 2013

Permits issued by the City Council

Taxpayer's Monthly Statement

2014 Ward Councilors

Ward 1

Zaida Luna
7 Demond Avenue, 01107
413-433-8816
zaida.luna1@gmail.com

Ward 2

Mike Fenton, President 
210 Atwater Road, 01107
413-787-6170
mfenton@springfieldcityhall.com

Ward 3

Melvin A. Edwards
20 Dexter Street, 01105
413-348-8036
melvinspeaks@msn.com

Ward 4

E. Henry Twiggs
78 Westminister Street, 01109
413-737-7306
Ehenry2@aol.com

 

Ward 5

Clodo Concepcion
121 Mallowhill Road, 01129
413-787-7716
cconcepcion@springfieldcityhall.com

Ward 6

Kenneth E. Shea
389 Trafton Road, 01108
413-739-8148
kshea@springfieldcityhall.com

Ward 7

Tim Allen
141 Newton Road, 01118
413-427-4650
timallen1951@hotmail.com

Ward 8

Orlando Ramos 
140 Cardinal Street, 01151 
413-221-3556  
oramos108@aol.com  



2014 Councilors at Large

Thomas Ashe
28 Wood End Road, 01118
413-505-9289
TomAshe318@gmail.com

Timothy J. Rooke 
50 Overlook Drive, 01118
413-747-1825
trooke@springfieldcityhall.com

Bud L. Williams
155 Overlook Drive, 01118
413-783-9592
budL3@comcast.net

 

 

 

Justin Hurst 
1746 Parker Street, 01128
413-374-5844 
jhurst@springfieldcityhall.com

justinhurstace@yahoo.com

Kateri Walsh, Vice President
42 Magnolia Terrace, 01108
413-781-8042
kwalsh@springfieldcityhall.com

2014 City Council Sub-Committees

FINANCE                                 MAINTENANCE and DEVELOPMENT

Timothy J. Rooke*                     Kateri Walsh*  
Kenneth E. Shea                       Timothy C. Allen    
Clodo Concepcion                      Orlando Ramos

 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT        SPECIAL PERMIT REVIEW

Zaida Luna*                              Orlando Ramos*
Clodo Concepcion                      Justin Hurst
Justin Hurst                               Timothy C. Allen

 

RACE and CIVIL RIGHTS       PUBLIC SAFETY

E. Henry Twiggs*                      Thomas M. Ashe*
Zaida Luna                                Justin Hurst
Justin Hurst                               Timothy C. Allen

 

AUDIT                                      HEALTH and HUMAN SERVICES

Melvin A. Edwards*                    Bud L. Williams*
Timothy J. Rooke                        Zaida Luna
Kateri Walsh                              Kateri Walsh

 

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT    COMMITTEE ON ELDER AFFAIRS                

Kenneth E. Shea*                      Clodo Concepcion*  
Bud L. Williams                           E. Henry Twiggs
E. Henry Twiggs                         Zaida Luna

 

STATE and FEDERAL 
RELATIONS                             REO

Michael A. Fenton*                    Melvin A. Edwards*
Melvin A. Edwards                     Kenneth E. Shea
Bud L. Williams  

 

CAPITAL                        SCHOOL                     ANIMAL 
IMPROVEMENT              BUILDING                  CONTROL

Kateri Walsh*                 Orlando Ramos*         Michael A. Fenton*  

 

SPECIAL COMMITTEES

GREEN COMMITTEE                NEW REVENUE COMMITTEE    

Michael A. Fenton*                    Timothy C. Allen*

 

YOUNG PROFESSIONAL       WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT 
COMMITTEE                           COMMITTEE 

Justin Hurst*                         Timothy C. Allen*

 

*CHAIRPERSON

 

 

Legislative powers of the city are vested in the City Council, consisting of five members elected citywide and one from each of the city's eight wards, for two-year terms. Annually, the council elects one of its members as president. The members receive reimbursement. If a mayoral vacancy occurs, the president of the council becomes acting mayor until a new mayor is elected.

The council holds hearings, passes ordinances, financial orders and resolutions, oversees city finances, votes on the budget, and may authorize the sale of bonds. Another important power of the council is land-use regulation through zoning ordinances and the granting of special permits. Although the council focuses on policy review, members can also discuss and question policies of the mayor's administration and review the performance of city departments. Members serve on standing committees, which study and review these matters. The council also elects the city clerk for a three-year term and confirms the appointment of the city auditor.

All council meetings are open to the public. Minutes are kept in the city clerk's office and are open for public inspection. Citizens may speak at council meetings, at hearings, and by special permission. If they wish to oppose an ordinance already approved or to have one adopted, they may obtain action through a referendum petition or an initiative petition. A half-hour public speak-out session is held before every regularly scheduled council meeting.

Councilors also respond to individual problems and complaints from citizens.

The City Council generally meets on the first and third Mondays of each month. On an additional Monday each month the council holds hearings on zone changes and permits. All meetings are subject to the Open Meeting Law.









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