July 23, 2014

Councilors Present:

Oliver P. Cipollini, Jr. - District 1
Robert L. Jubinville - District 2
Marilyn M. Petitto Devaney - District 3
Christopher Ianella - District 4
Eileen R. Duff - District 5
Jen Caissie - District 7
Michael J. Albano - District 8



Governor Deval Patrick presided.



Opening Prayer, Pledge of Allegiance, Treasury Warrant of 1 Billion Dollars, actual spending for the month of June 3,798,799,677.63. Approval of Notaries Public and Justices of the Peace.

Vote on nominee  Siobhan E Foley  as an Associate Justice of the Juvenile Court, Plymouth County.  7-0.

Vote on nominee  William J. O'Grady  as an  Associate Justice of the Chicopee District  Court.  7-0.

The hearing for Gregg J. Pasquale to the position of  Associate Justice of the Superior Court was scheduled for August 6th 2014.

A request was made by Marilyn M. Petitto Devaney - District 3 to follow the past practice of announcing the date and time of the hearings of  the nominees at these meetings.

Marilyn M. Petitto Devaney - District 3 raised concerns that applications are no longer being accepted for open positions.  She stated that she has repeatedly been told that acceptance of applications were closed in February of this year.

Marilyn M. Petitto Devaney - District 3 raised concerns that nominations are now being made far in advance of the openings of the positions.

Further discussion on these issues from Governor Deval Patrick and Michael J. Albano - District 8.

Nomination of Kathryn M. Baily to the position of  Associate Justice of the Probate and Family Court, Worcester County. The hearing was scheduled for September 3rd at 10:30 am.

Nomination of Geoffrey R. German to the position of  Associate Justice of the Probate and Family Court, Hampden County. The hearing was scheduled for September 3rd at 1:00 pm.

Nomination of David J. Dacyczyn to the position of  Associate Justice of the Probate and Family Court, Franklin County. The hearing was not scheduled.

Next meeting July 30, 2014 at 12:00 pm.

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