City of Chicopee, MA
Hampden County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Aldermen (now City Council) of the City of Chicopee as Secs. 51/I/5 and 51/I/6 of the 1976 Code; amended in its entirety 9-1-2009. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
Not later than 30 days after receipt by the City Council of the certification of approval of school plans as required to be sent to said Council by the Chairman of the School Committee under Section 37 of the Charter of the City of Chicopee, said Council shall cause to be convened a meeting for the purpose of discussing said school plans, financial matters related to the proposed school building and other relevant matters. The Mayor, City Engineer, Superintendent of the Water Department, Superintendent of Schools, School Committee members, Building Commission members, architects and engineers working on the project and such other persons as said Council may determine shall be requested to attend and to have with them such relevant information and records as said Council may, in writing, request.
In further compliance with Section 36 of the Charter of the City of Chicopee, the City Council shall not take any final action or vote on any School Board issue until final plans and a sketch of the proposed school building have been submitted to and approved by the School Committee.
[Added 2-17-1987]
The City Council shall hire its own legal counsel to assist the City Council in the preparation and formulation of legislation and in the rendering of opinions concerning legal matters, either of a substantive or procedural nature.
Legal counsel shall be paid from the City Council budget.
[Added 10-6-1987; amended 6-21-2005 by Ord. No. 05-155]
All department heads shall appear before the City Council to explain all financial orders and pertinent ordinances as requested by the Mayor and the City Council or by the City Council.