Thursday, December 8, 2011

2012 Reorganization Set for Jan. 3

The City Council will hold its annual reorganization on Jan. 3, as the city reverts to a calendar year for budget purposes

The reorganization will be 8 p.m. in Municipal Court, 325 Watchung Ave.

At Monday’s agenda-fixing session, members of the governing body realized the change from a July 1 start to the fiscal year may require more than the usual largely ceremonial matters at the reorganization. The agenda-fixing session for the reorganization will take place 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 19 in City Hall Library.

Among the ceremonies on Jan. 3, Cory Storch and Vera Greaves will be sworn in for four-year terms. It will be the third Second Ward term for Storch and the first full term for Greaves, who served as an appointee before winning the First & Fourth Ward seat in the Nov. 8 general election

The reorganization traditionally includes a State of the City address by the mayor and the naming of judges, special counsel and various board members for the year.

The annual reorganization in years past also attracted city leaders and citizen watchdogs who made their own “state of the city” remarks to a full house. Attendance at council meetings dropped off after the council changed its meeting schedule twice, currently holding just one agenda-fixing session and one regular meeting per month on variable Mondays.


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