New Pittsfield City Council president announces committee assignments


PITTSFIELD — New City Council President Peter Marchetti has announced subcommittee assignments for the coming term.

The assignments, posted in paperwork submitted to the council for its Tuesday meeting agenda, indicates a bipartisan approach, as promised by both Marchetti new Mayor Linda M. Tyer.

Marchetti, elected again to an at large council post after a four-year absence following his mayoral election loss to Daniel L. Bianchi in 2011, was elected president of the 11-member council during inaugural ceremonies on Monday. Ward 6 Councilor John Krol was elected vice president.

Marchetti named former council President Melissa Mazzeo to the chairmanship of the important Ordinance and Rules Committee, and former Vice President Christopher Connell as chairman of the Public Works Committee.

Other chairpersons selected were Kathleen Amuso, of the Community and Economic Development Committee, Nicholas Caccamo, of the Buildings and Maintenance Committee, Lisa Tully, of the Public Health and Safety Committee. And Marchetti will be chairman of the Finance committee.

The committee assignment lineup is as follows:

Ordinance and Rules: Mazzeo, Peter White, Caccamo, Krol and Donna Todd Rivers.

Community and Economic Development: Amuso, Krol, Caccamo, Mazzeo and White.

Buildings and Maintenance: Caccamo, Connell, Amuso, Rivers and Anthony Simonelli.

Finance: Marchetti, Connell, Amuso, Kevin Morandi and Tully.

Public Health and Safety: Tully, Morandi, Mazzeo, Simonelli and White.

Public Works: Connell, Morandi, Rivers, Simonelli and Tully.

Contact Jim Therrien at 413-496-6247.


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