Page 2 THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRiDAy, JunE 17, 2022 City Council votes to hold meeting on reappointment of city clerk By Stephen Hagan T he Everett City Councillors voted Monday to hold an executive session meeting to consider the reappointment of City Clerk Sergio Cornelio. Ward 2 Councillor Stephanie Martins said the city’s Legislative Aff airs Committee met earlier to consider the reappointment, adding that she wants a public session to be held on the matter. “For those of us not in committee, we have questions,” Martins said. The councillors later agreed to refer the matter to an executive session due to sensitive personnel matters that would ANGELO’S FULL SERVICE Regular Unleaded $4.789 Mid Unleaded $4.999 Super $5.549 Diesel Fuel $5.789 44 Years of Excellence!! 1978-2022 KERO $8.99 DEF $4.75 9 DYED ULS $5.259 9 HEATING OIL 24-Hour Burner Service Call for Current Price! DEF Available by Pump! 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He’s done a heck of a job.” Marchese, who has served since 1996, said the council has always reappointed city clerks in Everett. “He’s a personal friend and I never voted against anybody,” said Marchese. “Anybody who comes up for reappointment, we reappoint them.” Martins said she believes a diverse group of candidates needs to be considered for appointed positions in city government, adding that she feels the council needs to be held accountable for the candidate chosen. “I’m not about nepotism,” she said. “I’m in favor of opening up the position where everyone can apply and the most qualifi ed person can win.” Cornelio, who was originally appointed Everett City Clerk in 2018, also serves as president of the Massachusetts Town Clerk’s Association. Costa takes City Council seat The Everett City Council on Monday appointed Darren Costa – replacing former Ward 3 Councillor Anthony DiPierro after DiPierro admitted to sharing a racist meme. 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