(1) The Commissioners shall meet as often as
necessary to conduct the business of the Commissioners. There must be at least
two meetings of the Commissioners in each calendar year.
(2) Meetings may be called by either
Commissioner and shall be held at the Office of the Commissioners, unless the
Commissioners agree and decide to hold such meetings at another
(3) A special meeting of
the Commissioners may be called by either Commissioner upon 24 hours notice,
given by letter or fax or by telephone in an emergency, to the other
Commissioner. A special meeting of the Commissioners may be held without notice
or with less than 24 hours notice in the event that the Commissioners both
attend and agree that circumstances require such a meeting.
(4) Any Pilot, when notified by letter or fax
or, in an emergency by telephone, shall report in person to the Commissioners
at the office of the Commissioners or other agreed meeting place unless
otherwise engaged in pilot duties or unable to attend due to illness.
(5) All meetings of the Commissioners shall
be open to the public and any person shall be allowed to attend any such
meeting except for meetings or portions of meetings which the Commissioners
agree must be held in executive sessions and which Massachusetts law permits to
be held in executive session.
Notices of meetings will be posted at: www.masspilotage.com.
Prior to the adoption, amendment or
repeal of any rules or regulations, the Commissioner shall:
(a) obtain the written approval of the
Trustees of the Boston Marine Society to such adoption, amendment or repeal;
(b) furnish not less than a
21-day notice to the public of the proposed action.
Any public notice required to be given by
the Commissioners shall be sufficient if given by:
(a) filing a copy of such notice with the
office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth;
(b) mailing or otherwise furnishing a copy of
said notice to newspaper of general circulation in Massachusetts; and
(c) mailing or otherwise delivering a copy of
said notice to any person or group which has filed within one year of the date
of such notice a written request with the Commissioners for such notices and
has furnished particulars for delivery of such notice.
(9) The Commissioners may require that any
person or group desiring to communicate views or information to the
Commissioners do so in writing and prior to any oral presentation. The
Commissioners shall at all meetings have the right and obligation to control
and limit oral presentations in such a fashion as to allow the orderly and
efficient conduct of such meetings and of the business of the