CITY OF WORCESTER

CITY CLERK DEPARTMENT

JOURNAL OF THE CITY COUNCIL - JUNE 1, 1999

††††††††† 7:00 P.M.

Convened:7:10 P.M.

Adjourned:10:21 P.M.

 

1.†††††† INVOCATION - Monsignor Thomas J. Needham

Immaculate Conception Church

 

2.†††††† PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE/STAR SPANGLED BANNER

 

3.†††††† ROLL CALL - All present except Councillors Lukes and Patton. Councillor Patton arrived at 7:20 P.M. Councillor Lukes arrived at 7:22 P.M.

 

††††††††† ORDINANCE COMMITTEE HEARINGS - 7:00 P.M.

 

4.†††††† REPORT OF THE PLANNING BOARD Upon the Petition of Attorney Robert E. Longden, Jr. on behalf of The Valkyrie Co., Inc. requesting to discontinue and close to public use a portion of New York St. and to amend the Official Map of the City of Worcester by removing such portion therefrom.

 

††††††††† Councillor Cooney moved to hold the item until July 6, 1999 - Denied on a roll call vote of 4 Yeas and 7 Nays. Yes - Cooney, Luster, Murray, Patton.No - Clancy, Finnegan, Lukes, Nadeau, Perotto, Petty, Mariano

 

††††††††† The Ordinance Committee on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays voted to accept the Report of the Planning Board and deny the Petition.

 

5.†††††† REPORT OF THE PLANNING BOARD Upon the Petition of Harold Avery requesting to extend the zone line of the BL-1.0 district along Lake Ave. to include all of 41-33 Coburn Ave., which is currently zoned RL-7 and BL-1.0.

 

The Ordinance Committee voted on a voice vote to accept the Report of the Planning Board and deny the Petition.

 

6.†††††† ITEMS OF CITIZEN INTEREST

 

6a.†††† ITEMS OF DEPARTMENTAL OR EMPLOYEE INTEREST

 

††††††††† PETITIONS

 

††††††††† 7-10 REFERRED TO PUBLIC WORKS COMMITTEE

 

7.†††††† Maurice J. Boisvert, President & CEO, You Inc. request sidewalk repair in front of 81 Plantation St.

 

8.†††††† James Bjorkman et al request private street maintenance on Westinghouse Parkway.

 

9.†††††† Frank Sclafani et al request private street maintenance on Scandinavia Ave.

 

10.†††† Keith Pizzotti et al request private street maintenance on the private end of Delawanda Dr.

 

10a.†† Councillor Timothy J. Cooney, Jr. on behalf of William McGuirk request sidewalk repair at 157-159 Chandler St.Referred to Public Works Committee - Suspension of Rules

 

††††††††† 11-14 REFERRED TO TRAFFIC & PARKING COMMITTEE

 

11.†††† Councillor John Finnegan on behalf of Robert Rubin request to expand trial program for speed bumps to Coolidge Rd.

 

12.†††† Celeste Butcher request removal of Taxi Cab Signs on Institute Rd. in vicinity of the Auditorium.

 

13.†††† James Beland request handicap parking in front of 101 Arthur St.

 

14.†††† Grace Kanoon request Children at Play or Speed Limit sign on Gates Lane.

 

††††††††† 15 REFERRED TO PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE

 

15.†††† James Martin et al request establishment of a Civilian Review Board.

 

††††††††† 16 PLACED ON FILE

 

16.†††† George J. Arraj request to address City Council at the meeting of June 1, 1999 relative to removal of the flag in front of City Hall that represents the homosexuals.Petitioner spoke

 

††††††††† 17 REFERRED TO PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE

 

17.†††† Kendrah Davis on behalf of the Rainbow Coalition request that one member of the Rainbow Coalition be allowed to speak at the June 1, 1999 City Council meeting regarding the incipient Civilian Review Board.

 

17a.†† Councillor Stephen Patton on behalf of Robert Levins et al request City of Worcester enforce compliance with all regulations for Jet Skiis and other power boats on Indian Lake.Referred to the City Manager - Suspension of Rules

 

 

18.†††† COMMUNICATIONS OF THE CITY MANAGER

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APPOINTMENTS

 

1.††††† NON-CITY COUNCIL CONFIRMATION:

 

††††††††† A.††††† Notification of the appointment of Francis X. Pisegna, and the reappointment of William F. Monroe, Sr. to the Parks, Recreation and Cemetery Commission.

 

Placed on file

 

††††††††† B.††††† Notification of the appointment of Carl P. Larson, and Craig A. Gates, and the reappointment of James J. Paugh III, to the Trust Fund Commission.

 

Placed on file

 

††††††††† C.††††† Notification of the appointments of Donna M. Conroy-LaBoeuf, and Alexandria Macintyre to the Cultural Commission.

 

Placed on file

 

2.††††† CITY COUNCIL CONFIRMATION:

 

††††††††† A.††††† Notification of the appointments of Lori Linkevich and Jeffrey K. Jenkins, and the reappointments of Karen L. Stern, Warren E. Houle and Carl E. Cooper to the Cable Television Advisory Committee.

 

Appointments and Reappointments confirmed on a roll call vote

 

††††††††† B.††††† Notification of the appointment of William D. Wallace and Richard W. Zadroga, to the Hope Cemetery Board of Commissioners.

 

†††††††††††††††††† Appointments confirmed on a roll call vote - Councillor Cooney requested that the family of Vartan Vartanian be sent the Cityís condolences upon his death and thanks for his service on the Hope Cemetery Board of Commissioners

 

    TRANSMITTALS

 

3.††††† AIRPORT:

 

4.††††† ASSESSORS:

 

††††††††† A.††††† Communication relative to Properties Purchased by Worcester Colleges.

 

Referred to Municipal Operations Committee

 

††††††††† B.††††† Communication relative to Increase in Assessments Over the Last Five Years.

 

Referred to Finance

 

††††††††† C.††††† Communication relative to Breakdown on Taxable Portion of Biotech Park.

 

Referred to Municipal Operations Committee

 

5.††††† BUDGET OFFICE:

 

††††††††† A.††††† Communication relative to six revised fiscal 2000 departmental budgets.

 

Placed on file and substitute an amended budget accordingly

 

6.††††† CIVIC CENTER:

 

7.††††† COMMUNICATIONS:

 

8.††††† DEVELOPMENT:

 

††††††††† A.††††† Communication relative to Massport Negotiations.

 

Referred to Public Service & Transportation Committee

 

9.††††† ELDER AFFAIRS:

 

††††††††† A.††††† Resolution to accept a donation of a Lowrey Console Organ for Worcester's Senior Center.

 

Resolution adopted with gratitude

 

10.†††† ELECTION COMMISSION:

 

††††††††† A.††††† Communication relative to Two Polling Place Changes.

 

Placed on file

 

11.†††† EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT SERVICES:

 

12.†††† EMPLOYMENT & TRAINING:

 

13.†††† FIRE:

 

††††††††† A.††††† Communication relative to the new ladder no. 2 located at the Grove Street Fire Headquarters.

 

Referred to Public Safety Committee

 

14.†††† HUMAN RESOURCES:

 

††††††††† A.††††† Communication relative to Senior Assistant Staff Person in the Human Rights Office.

 

Placed on file

 

††††††††† B.††††† Communication relative to Contract Compliance/Clerk of the Works position.

 

Placed on file

 

††††††††† C.††††† Communication relative to Process Used regarding IOD Claims.

 

Placed on file

 

††††††††† D.††††† Communication relative to City of Cambridge Plan/Residency for City Employees.

 

Referred to Municipal Operations Committee

 

15.†††† INFORMATION SERVICES:

 

16.†††† LAW:

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††††††††† A.††††† Communication relative to Liability for Injuries at "Tag Day" Solicitations.

 

Placed on file

 

††††††††† B.††††† Communication relative to Parsons Hill Claims.

 

Placed on file

 

††††††††† C.††††† Communication relative to Pension Increases/Equal Protection.

 

Placed on file

 

††††††††† D.††††† Communication relative to Colleges - Taxation.

 

Referred to Municipal Operations Committee

 

17.†††† LICENSE COMMISSION:

 

 

18.†††† PARKS, RECREATION & CEMETERY:

 

††††††††† A.††††† Request City Council accept with gratitude a donation of $7,260.00 from the Worcester Telegram and Gazette and Worcester Ice Cats to benefit the Parks, Recreation, and Cemetery Department's Learn to Swim Program in City of Worcester Public Pools.

 

Order adopted with gratitude

 

††††††††† B.††††† Request City Council accept with gratitude a donation of $1,500.00 from Mr. Raymond Perrone, Jr. to benefit the Parks, Recreation, and Cemetery Department's Cristoforo Columbo Park (East Park).

 

Order adopted with gratitude

 

††††††††† C.††††† Request City Council Accept with gratitude a donation of $500.00 from Worcester State College to benefit the Parks, Recreation, and Cemetery Department's (Tivnan Field) Lake Park.

 

Order adopted with gratitude

 

††††††††† D.††††† Communication relative to Green Hill Park Master Plan Implementation - Status Report.

 

Referred to Youth, Parks & Recreation Committee

19.†††† PLANNING & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT:

 

††††††††† A.††††† Communication relative to CDBG Funds.

 

Placed on file

 

††††††††† B.††††† Communication relative to Webster Square Fire Station requesting adoption of 3 land transfers.

 

Three Orders adopted

 

††††††††† C.††††† Communication relative to Expansion of Commuter Rail Service.

 

Referred to Public Service & Transportation Committee

 

20.†††† POLICE:

 

††††††††† A.††††† Communication relative to Gun related arrests in Worcester.

 

Recommitted to the City Manager for additional information

 

††††††††† B.††††† Communication relative to Review of Current Internal Affairs Process, and Police Academy Training Cadre.

 

Referred to Public Safety Committee

 

††††††††† C.††††† Communication relative to Arson Fire Convictions.

 

Referred to Public Safety Committee

 

††††††††† D.††††† Communication relative to Update/State Accreditation Program/Worcester Police Department.

 

Referred to Public Safety Committee

 

21.†††† PUBLIC HEALTH & CODE ENFORCEMENT:

 

††††††††† A.††††† Communication relative to Model of Indigenous Leader Outreach Intervention.

 

Referred to Health Committee

 

††††††††† B.††††† Communication relative to Cost for the Detox Program.

 

Referred to Health Committee

 

††††††††† C.††††† Nomination of Inspectors of Animals.

 

Placed on file

 

22.†††† PUBLIC LIBRARY:

 

23.†††† PUBLIC SCHOOLS:

 

††††††††† A.††††† Communication relative to Worcester Vocational High School.

 

Referred to Education Committee

 

24.†††† PUBLIC WORKS:

 

††††††††† A.††††† Communication relative to Status Report #2 - Street Resurfacing Projects.

 

Referred to Public Works Committee

 

††††††††† B.††††† Communication relative to Parking Meters in Certain Business Districts.

 

Referred to Traffic & Parking Committee

 

††††††††† C.††††† Communication relative to Accident Study/Intersection of Grafton and Franklin Streets.

 

Referred to Traffic & Parking Committee

 

††††††††† D.††††† Communication relative to Patch the 3 - 4 Short Areas on Gardner Street.

 

Referred to Public Works Committee

 

25.†††† PURCHASING:

 

26.†††† TREASURY:

 

††††††††† A.††††† Communication relative to the transfer of jurisdiction of tax foreclosed properties.

 

Mayor Mariano moved to amend that disposition occur within six months

 

Two Orders adopted - Order relative to disposition adopted, as amended

 

27.†††† VETERANS' SERVICES:

 

28.†††† FINANCE:

 

††††††††† A.††††† Recommend that Ten Thousand Two Hundred Forty Dollars Twenty Five Cents ($10,240.25) be transferred from Account #330-07 Reserve For Appropriation Damage Settlement, and appropriated to Account #260-92000, Fire Department Ordinary Maintenance.

 

Order adopted on a roll call

 

††††††††† B.††††† Recommend that Five Thousand Seven Hundred Ninety Four Dollars ($5,794.00) be transferred from Account #330-07 Reserve for Appropriation Damage Settlement, and appropriated to Account #5503-92000, Public Library Reference Services Ordinary Maintenance.

 

Order adopted on a roll call

 

††††††††† C.††††† Recommend that Nine Hundred Thousand Dollars ($900,000.00) be transferred from Account #91C711, Building Rehabilitation, and appropriated to Account #50C704, Worcester Public Schools Building Rehabilitation.

 

Order adopted on a roll call

 

††††††††† D.††††† Recommend that Four Thousand Two Hundred Dollars ($4,200.00) be transferred from Account #900-92000 City Manager Contingency, and be appropriated to Account #140-92000 OPCD Ordinary Maintenance.

 

Order adopted on a roll call

 

††††††††† E.††††† Recommend that Ninety Thousand One Hundred Sixty Three Dollars ($90,163.00) be transferred from Account #91C711, Building Rehabilitation, and appropriated to Account #14C716, City Hall Entryway.

 

Order adopted on a roll call

 

††††††††† F.††††† Recommend that Sixty Thousand Dollars ($60,000.00) be transferred from Account #660-91000, Treasury Department Personal Services, and appropriated to Account #660-92000, Treasury Department Ordinary Maintenance.

 

Order adopted on a roll call

 

††††††††† G.††††† Recommend the adoption of a Loan Order in the amount of Three Million Eight Hundred Seventy-Five Thousand Dollars ($3,875,000.00) to be appropriated to Account #91C780 for the purpose of purchasing various city-wide departmental capital equipment.

 

Held to June 15, 1999

 

††††††††† H.††††† Recommend the adoption of a Loan Order in the amount of One Hundred Twenty-Five Thousand Dollars ($125,000.00) to be appropriated to Account #91C780 for the purpose of purchasing capital equipment (Geographic Information Systems) for the Sewer Department.

 

Held to June 15, 1999

 

††††††††† I.†††††† Recommend the adoption of a Loan Order in the amount of One Hundred Twenty-Five Thousand Dollars ($125,000.00) to be appropriated to Account #91C780 for the purpose of purchasing capital equipment (Geographic Information Systems) for the Water Department.

 

Held to June 15, 1999

 

††††††††† J.†††††† Recommend the adoption of a Loan Order in the amount of Six Million Four Hundred Thousand Dollars ($6,400,000.00) to be appropriated to Account #91C711 for the purpose of funding costs related to the remodeling, reconstruction to various public buildings.

 

Held to June 15, 1999

 

††††††††† K.††††† Recommend the adoption of a Loan Order in the amount of One Hundred Thousand Dollars ($100,000.00) to be appropriated to Account #91C745 for the purpose of funding costs related to the construction sewer infiltration and inflow remedy work for the city's sewer system.

 

Held to June 15, 1999

 

††††††††† L.††††† Recommend the adoption of a Loan Order in the amount of Two Hundred Thousand Dollars ($200,000.00) to be appropriated to Account #91C745 for the purpose of funding costs related to the construction and reconstruction sewer pumping station facilities.

 

Held to June 15, 1999

 

††††††††† M.†††† Recommend the adoption of a Loan Order in the amount of Six Hundred Thousand Dollars ($600,000.00) to be appropriated to Account #91C745 for the purpose of making repairs and reconstruction of sewerage systems.

 

Held to June 15, 1999

 

††††††††† N.††††† Recommend the adoption of a Loan Order in the amount of Eight Hundred Fifty Thousand Dollars ($850,000.00) to be appropriated to Account 91C756 for the purpose of funding costs related to Landfill closeouts.

 

Held to June 15, 1999

 

††††††††† O.††††† Recommend the adoption of a Loan Order in the amount of One Hundred Thousand Dollars ($100,000.00) to be appropriated to Account #91C745 for the purpose of funding costs related to the reconstruction and repairs to the Beaver Brook Culvert.

 

Held to June 15, 1999

 

††††††††† P.††††† Recommend the adoption of a Loan Order in the amount of Two Hundred Thousand Dollars ($200,000.00) to be appropriated to Account #91C745 for the purpose of funding costs related to the control of surface drains.

 

Held to June 15, 1999

 

††††††††† Q.††††† Recommend the adoption of a Loan Order in the amount of Three Hundred Thousand Dollars ($300,000.00) to be appropriated to Account 91C739 for the purpose of funding costs related to the construction of new trunk sewers.

 

Held to June 15, 1999

 

††††††††† R.††††† Recommend the adoption of a Loan Order in the amount of One Million Five Hundred Thousand Dollars ($1,500,000.00) to be appropriated to Account #91C746 for the acquisition and rehabilitation of a public building.

 

Held to June 15, 1999

 

††††††††† S.††††† Recommend the adoption of a Loan Order in the amount of One Hundred Thousand Dollars ($100,000.00) to be appropriated to Account #91C714 for the purpose of funding the rehabilitation of Water Pumping Stations and Storage Tank facilities.

 

Held to June 15, 1999

 

††††††††† T.††††† Recommend the adoption of a Loan Order in the amount of Fifty Thousand Dollars ($50,000.00) to be appropriated to Account #91C738 for the purpose of funding rehabilitation of Water Reservoir facilities.

 

Held to June 15, 1999

 

††††††††† U.††††† Recommend the adoption of a Loan Order in the amount of Two Million Five Hundred Thousand Dollars ($2,500,000.00) to be appropriated to Account #91C713 for the purpose of funding the cleaning and lining of Water Mains.

 

Held to June 15, 1999

 

††††††††† V.††††† Recommend the adoption of a Loan Order in the amount of One Hundred Thousand Dollars ($100,000.00) to be appropriated to Account #91C737 for the purpose of funding the purchase and installation of Water Department Equipment.

 

Held to June 15, 1999

 

††††††††† W.†††† Recommend the adoption of a Loan Order in the amount of Sixty Thousand Dollars ($60,000.00) to be appropriated to Account #91C713 for the purpose of funding the costs for Water Accountability and Systems Analysis and Leak Detection.

 

Held to June 15, 1999

 

††††††††† X.††††† Recommend the adoption of a Loan Order in the amount of Sixty Thousand Dollars ($60,000.00) to be appropriated to Account #91C713 for the purpose of purchasing, replacement or rehabilitation of Water Department Equipment (Fire Hydrants).

 

Held to June 15, 1999

 

††††††††† Y.††††† Recommend the adoption of a Loan Order in the amount of One Hundred Thousand Dollars ($100,000.00) to be appropriated to Account #91C702 for the purpose of funding the acquisition of land for Watershed Protection.

 

Held to June 15, 1999

 

††††††††† Z.††††† Recommend that a total of Six Million Five Hundred Seventy-Six Thousand, Five Hundred Twenty-Seven Dollars ($6,576,527.00) in residual balances from Loan Orders identified, be rescinded.

 

Order adopted on a roll call

 

††††††††† AA.†† Recommend the adoption of a Loan Order in the amount of One Million Two Hundred Thousand Dollars ($1,200,000.00) to be appropriated to Account #91C741 for the purpose of funding costs related to the construction, or reconstruction and surfacing or resurfacing of streets, private street conversion, private street betterment and pavements or sidewalks.

 

Held to June 15, 1999

 

††††††††† BB.††† Recommend the adoption of a Loan Order in the amount of Eighty Thousand Dollars ($80,000.00) to be appropriated to Account 91C723 for the purpose of making infrastructure improvements of public ways (Granite Street Corridor).

 

Held to June 15, 1999

 

††††††††† CC.†† Recommend the adoption of a Loan Order in the amount of Three Hundred Ten Thousand Dollars ($310,000.00) to be appropriated to Account 91C723 for the purpose of providing engineering and design services for a new public access road (Route 20 Access Road).

 

Held to June 15, 1999

 

††††††††† DD.†† Recommend the adoption of a Loan Order in the amount of One Hundred Fifty Thousand Dollars ($150,000.00) to be appropriated to Account 91C722 for making infrastructure improvements to the Stafford Street Bridge.

 

Held to June 15, 1999

 

††††††††† EE.††† Recommend the adoption of a Loan Order in the amount of Fifty Thousand Dollars ($50,000.00) to be appropriated to Account #91C722 for making infrastructure improvements to the Coal Mine Brook Bridge.

 

Held to June 15, 1999

 

††††††††† FF.††† Recommend the adoption of a Loan Order in the amount of One Million Seven Hundred Sixty Thousand Dollars ($1,760,000.00) to be appropriated to Account #91C755 for the rehabilitation of the Worcester Public Library.

 

Held to June 15, 1999

 

††††††††† GG.†† Recommend the adoption of a Loan Order in the amount of Four Hundred Fifty Thousand Dollars ($450,000.00) to be appropriated toAccount 91C709 for the rehabilitation of the City Hall Garage and Rear Plaza.

 

Held to June 15, 1999

 

29.†††† ORDINANCES/ORDERS:

 

30.†††† MISCELLANEOUS:

 

††††††††† A.††††† Communication relative to Grime Watch Program - Progress Report #1.

 

Referred to Public Works Committee

 

COMMUNICATIONS

 

19.†††† James DelSignore, City Auditor transmitting Auditors Report - April 30, 1999.

 

Referred to Municipal Operations Committee

 

20.†††† James DelSignore, City Auditor transmitting communication relative to cost of pension increases under MGL Chapter 32, Sections 90A, C, D and E.

 

Referred to Finance

 

ORDERS

 

20a.†† Request City Assessor provide an analysis on how tax exempt properties have expanded and what type of tax exempt properties have been purchasing taxable properties over the last several years.Motion-Petty @ #4A CM - Adopted

 

20b.†† Request City Assessor to notify City Council each and every time one of the college institutions asks for a conversion to 904 exempt status.Motion-Murray @ #4A CM - Adopted

 

20c.†† Request City Assessor provide City Council with the tax assessed value of all properties listed in Item 4A of the City Managerís Calendar of June 1, 1999.Motion-Murray @ #4A CM- Adopted

 

20d.†† Request City Assessor report what the sale price was for properties listed in Item 4A of the City Managerís Calendar of June 1, 1999 and what is the current use of these properties.Motion-Lukes @ #4A CM - Adopted

 

20e.†† Request City Manager to contact large tax exempt institutions to discuss their plans for the future relative to purchasing of property in the City.Motion-Petty @ #4A CM - Adopted

 

20f.††† Request City Assessor report as to explanation of the Class Code for properties listed in Item 4A of the City Managerís Calendar of June 1, 1999 and how do they fit in said codes.Motion-Finnegan @ #4A CM - Adopted

 

20g.†† Request Administration to come forward with recommendations they think might be plausible and possible to broach with the college community and medical community relative to purchase of property in the City and making that property tax exempt.Motion-Clancy @ #4A CM - Adopted

 

20h.†† Request Administration to approach the heads of each of the colleges in the City and ask if they would be willing to participate in a voluntary moratorium on the purchase of additional property to be taken off the tax roles.Motion-Mariano @ #4A CM - Adopted

 

20I.††† Request City Manager, through the Law Department, provide City Council with PILOT program legislation relative to payment in lieu of taxes.Motion-Lukes @ #4A CM - Adopted

 

20j.††† That in the future RFPís for the purchase of fire equipment are formulated to meet specifications of the State so that waivers are not necessary.Motion-Perotto @ #13A CM - Adopted

 

20k.†† Request City Manager report on all elements that will be a part of Phase II of Green Hill Park improvements.Motion-Perotto @ #18D CM - Adopted

 

20l.††† Request City Manager to keep City Council updated on soil testing at the Webster Square Fire Station site.Motion-Petty @ #19B CM - Adopted

 

20m.Request the Office of Planning and Community Development to look at the chart of all communities that are being assessed to make sure that Worcester is getting a level of commuter rail service that is commensurate with what the City is paying.Motion-Murray @ #19C CM - Adopted

 

20n.†† Request the Office of Planning and Community Development to contact the MBTA to see if there is any way that an express train could be to and from Boston.Motion-Cooney @ #19C CM - Adopted

 

20o.†† Request School Administration to report on the total cost of each project in Item 28C of the City Managerís Calendar of June 1, 1999 and whether these projects are complete.Further, request an update on the Vernon Hill School.Motion-Patton @ #28C CM - Adopted

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20p.†† Request City Manager to update City Council on the Crow Hill acquisition.Motion-Perotto @ #28Y CM - Adopted

 

20q.†† Request City Manager forward to City Council a complete copy of his submittal to the Commonwealth relative to the proposed site for a new Court House.Mariano-Suspension of Rules - Held to be First Item of Business June 8, 1999

 

20r.††† Request City Manager formally remove the church parking lot from any plan submitted to the Commonwealth relative to the proposed site for a new Court House.†† Mariano - Suspension of Rules - Held to be First Item of Business June 8, 1999

 

20s.†† Request City Manager to investigate removal of the street light at 9 Ware St.Luster - Suspension of Rules - Adopted

 

20t.††† Request City Manager to look into the beach house at Indian Lake to see if there is any drug and alcohol abuse in the area.Petty - Suspension of Rules - Adopted

 

20u.†† Request City Manager to clarify the No Parking signs in Morgan Park.Patton - Suspension of Rules - Adopted

 

20v.†† Request Administration strictly enforce all parking on Grove St., effective immediately.Patton - Suspension of Rules - Adopted

 

20w.Request City Manager to deploy Grime Watch Team to clear growth that has overtaken sidewalk along Grafton St. near Roosevelt School and across from the Fire Station.Murray - Suspension of Rules - Adopted

 

20x.†† Request City Manager provide a report summarizing controversy involving an entertainment establishment on Millbury St.Cooney - Suspension of Rules - Adopted

 

20y.†† Request City Manager provide City Council with a list of who has access to City Hall garage.Cooney - Suspension of Rules - Adopted

 

20z.†† Request City Manager to report if there are any plans to move any meetings from City Hall to other locations.Cooney - Suspension of Rules - Adopted

 

RESOLUTION

 

20aa.That the City Council of the City of Worcester hereby honors Sandy Bergin for his 32 years as a Sports Reporter for the Telegram & Gazette.Cooney - Suspension of Rules - Adopted on a roll call

 

21.†††† RECESS TO FINANCE AND ORDINANCE:

 

FINANCE

 

a)†††††† #39CCMay 12, 1998

††††††††† Order - Request Administration report on the policy of the Worcester Convention Center/Centrum Centre in seeking out, catering and servicing small group events and what impact this type of competition has had amongst the local restaurants and hotels.(Lukes)

 

b)††††† #6CCOctober 20, 1998

††††††††† Communication of James DelSignore, City Auditor transmitting communication relative to tax levy impact regarding funding of a staff person to the Mayor's Office from the School Department budget if the salary for the position does not qualify under the school reform financing formula and explaining the significance of the School Department's October report to the Department of Education with respect to current year's Net School Spending requirements.

 

c)†††††† #4CCDecember 15, 1998

Communication of the City Manager transmitting communication relative to the current five-year fiscal projection for the fiscal years 1999 through 2003.

 

d)††††† #5CCDecember 15, 1998

††††††††† Order - Request City Manager to construct the Fiscal Year 2000 budget that only anticipates new growth and does notinclude an increase of 2 1/2% allowed under Proposition 2 1/2.(Petty, Patton, Mariano, Finnegan, Murray, Cooney, Lukes, Perotto)

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e)†††††† #6CCDecember 15, 1998

††††††††† Order - Request City Manager to consider proposing a hiring freeze of City employees except for public safety employees.(Petty)

 

f)†††††† #4B CMDecember 15, 1998

††††††††† Communication of the City Manager transmitting communication relative to calculations, 10 Year Period to a Single Tax Rate.

 

g)†††††† #5A CMDecember 15, 1998

††††††††† Communication of the City Manager transmitting communication relative to Fiscal 2000 Projections.

 

h)†††††† #5B CMDecember 15, 1998

††††††††† Communication of the City Manager transmitting reports from Janice Borg Silverman, Director, Human Resources and John Pranckevicius, Budget Director.

 

i)††††††† #33h CCDecember 15, 1998

††††††††† Motion - That the City Council develop a schedule of Finance meetings at least once a month, starting in January.(Lukes)

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j)††††††† #5A CMFebruary 9, 1999

††††††††† Communication of the City Manager transmitting communication relative to Motions made by Councillors from the December 15, 1998 Council Finance Committee meeting.

 

k)†††††† #5B CMFebruary 9, 1999

††††††††† Communication of the City Manager transmitting communication relative to the Fiscal 2000 Budget.

 

l)††††††† #5A CMFebruary 23, 1999

††††††††† Communication of the City Manager transmitting communication relative to Municipal Research Bureau Presentation.

 

m)††††† #4C CMMarch 16, 1999

††††††††† Communication of the City Manager transmitting communication relative to Proposition 2 1/2 ceiling.

 

n)†††††† #59CCApril 6, 1999

††††††††† Communication of the City Manager transmitting communication relative to the FY 2000 budget.

 

o)††††† #5A CM May 4, 1999

††††††††† Communication of the City Manager recommending adoption of the fiscal 2000 operating budget in the amount of Three Hundred Forty Two Million Four Hundred Sixty Three Thousand Eight Hundred Thirty Two Dollars and 28/100 ($342,463,832.28) be appropriated in the accounts listed hereunder.

 

††††††††† Also requesting Council approval to proceed with the implementation of the City of Worcester's fiscal 2000 capital budget in the amount of Thirty Seven Million Nine Hundred Forty Thousand Dollars ($37,940,000.00) which is contained within the budget document.

 

p)††††† #5B CMMay 4, 1999

††††††††† Communication of the City Manager requesting adoption of the attached Salary Ordinance amendments that will implement my recommendation in the FY 2000 Budget.

 

q)††††† #5D CMMay 4, 1999

††††††††† Communication of the City Manager relative to Salary Ordinance amendment for the first Salary Ordinance in Item #5B.

 

r)†††††† #14A CMMay 4, 1999

††††††††† Communication of the City Manager transmitting communication relative to Management and Mid-Management Employees' Residency.

 

s)†††††† #55ccMay 11, 1999

††††††††† James DelSignore, City Auditor transmitting computation of the legal debt margin for the City of Worcester as of April 30, 1999.

 

REPORT

 

††††††††† 22 REFERRED TO PUBLIC WORKS COMMITTEE

 

22.†††† REPORT OF THE PLANNING BOARD Upon the Petition of Maria Perez requesting to make public Guilford St.

 

TABLED ITEMS - No Action Taken

 

23.†††† Communication of the City Manager recommending that Twelve Thousand Six Hundred Eighty Eight Dollars and Fifty Cents ($12,688.50) be transferred from Account 331-46, Belmont Home Retained Earnings and appropriated to Account 045S505, Belmont Home Advertising, to provide funds for the purpose of payment for advertising costs for proposed sale of the Belmont Home.††

 

24.†††† Communication of the City Manager transmitting communication relative to an RFP for the sale of the Belmont Home.

 

25.†††† Chairman's Order from Youth, Parks & Recreation Committee - Request Administration to consider using the current site of the Vocational School, on the side of the Boys Club, as park land after discontinuance of use as a Vocational School.

 

26.†††† Chairman's Order from Youth, Parks & Recreation Committee - Request Administration to consider eliminating the softball field on the Belmont St. side of the Vocational School site plan.

 

27.†††† Chairman's Order from Youth, Parks & Recreation Committee - Request Administration to reconsider keeping educationally sound, the size of the parking area for the new Vocational School.

 

28.†††† REPORT OF THE PLANNING BOARD Upon the Petition of Jonathan Finkelstein, Esquire on behalf of Smallwood Village Associates, Inc. requesting City of Worcester make Travis St. public.