[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Aldermen of the City of Melrose as Rev. Ords. 1976, §§ 2-45 to 2-50 (Rev. Ords. 1989, §§ 2-91 and 2-101 to 2-105). Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Amended 3-21-1977 by Ord. No. 19244; 1-21-1991 by Ord. No. 2413; 6-20-1994 by Ord. No. 93-432; 5-1-1995 by Ord. No. 95-215A; 8-16-1999 by Ord. No. 00-022; 6-27-2001 by Ord. No. 01-294; 11-20-2006 by Ord. No. 07-068; 12-6-2010 by Ord. No. 11-058; 2-4-2013 by Ord. No. 2013-86; 8-21-2017 by Ord. No. 2018-4]
Salary. The salary of the Mayor shall be $54,000 per annum effective January 1, 2000, and $70,000 per annum effective January 1, 2002, and $80,000 per annum effective January 1, 2003, and $89,209 per annum effective January 1, 2008; $92,331 per annum effective January 1, 2009; $95,563 per annum effective January 1, 2010, and $98,907 per annum effective January 1, 2011; $98,907 per annum effective January 1, 2012, and $99,896 per annum effective January 1, 2013. Effective January 1, 2014, the salary for the position of Mayor shall be §$125,000 per annum.
The Mayor shall devote full time to his/her duties and shall not conduct any outside business activities during normal business hours.
[Amended 6-27-2001 by Ord. No. 01-295]
The salary of a member of the City Council shall be $3,250 per annum effective January 1, 2002, and $4,000 per annum effective January 1, 2003.
The City Council shall elect a Clerk of Committees as provided in Section 2-8(b) of the Charter.
[Amended 8-21-2017 by Ord. No. 2018-4]
The Clerk of Committees, except in cases where other provision is specifically made, shall act as clerk of all committees, standing or special; shall make and keep proper records of all their meetings and transactions; shall keep a calendar of all committee meetings and give seasonable notice thereof to the committee members when requested so to do by the chair or by a majority of the committee; shall attend all meetings of the City Council; and shall perform such other duties as the Council or any committee thereof may from time to time direct.
In any case where a petition for legislation is of such a character, either in the opinion of the President of the City Council or of the committee having the matter in charge, as to render it advisable in the public interest that a public hearing be given, notice of such hearing may be given either by publication in one or more newspapers published in the City or otherwise, if the President so determines. The cost of advertising such hearing or of giving notice thereof shall be borne by the City and paid out of the general contingent fund, if in the opinion of the President the matter petitioned is for the public interest; otherwise the cost of advertising or giving notice shall be borne by the petitioner. If the cost of advertising or giving notice is to be borne by the petitioner, it shall be the duty of the City Clerk to notify the petitioner or petitioners that the amount of money necessary to pay for such advertisements must be deposited with him/her within seven days from the date of notice and, if not so deposited, that the petition will be considered withdrawn and will not be acted upon by the City Council.
For the purpose of creating a stabilization fund, as authorized by MGL c. 40, § 5B, and subject to the provisions of such section, the Mayor may include, and the City Council may appropriate, in the annual budget for each year an amount of money to be raised by taxation on real estate and tangible personal property or transfer from any surplus funds an amount of money for such purposes. Appropriations from the stabilization fund created by this section may be made for the purposes for which the City would be authorized to borrow money under MGL c. 44, § 7.
[Added 8-21-2017 by Ord. No. 2018-4]
Regular meetings of the City Council shall be held on the first and third Mondays of each month at 7:45 p.m., except:
During July, August and September when there shall be one meeting each month on the third Monday;
When an election is to be held the following day the meeting shall be held on the following Monday; and
When said Monday falls on a holiday, the meeting shall be held on the Tuesday following such holiday.
Editor's Note: Former § 48-6, Departmental reports, added 12-2-1996 by Ord. No. 97-93, was deleted 8-21-2017 by Ord. No. 2018-4. See now Administrative Code § A-301E.