CITY OF WORCESTER
CITY CLERK DEPARTMENT
JOURNAL OF THE CITY COUNCIL – JANUARY 4, 2000
1. INVOCATION – Most Reverend George E. Rueger
Auxiliary Bishop of Worcester
2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE/STAR SPANGLED BANNER
3. ROLL CALL – All present except Councillor Patton who arrived
at 7:34 P.M.
4. DRAW FOR SEATING – CITY COUNCIL 2000-2001 – Council
drew their seats prior to the meeting convening
5. ADOPT RULES OF THE CITY COUNCIL FOR 2000-2001 – On a
6. CAUSE 300 MANUALS OF THE CITY COUNCIL TO BE PRINTED – On a voice vote Council voted to approve the printing of 300 Manuals
HEARING AND ORDER
7. WORCESTER CITY CAMPUS CORPORATION for a conduit location on: INNOVATION DR.
7a ORDER ADOPTED
7a. Granting permission to WORCESTER CITY CAMPUS CORPORATION for a conduit location on: INNOVATION DR.
ORDINANCE COMMITTEE HEARING
Hearing held – Ordinance Committee voted to accept the Report of the Planning Board and approve the Petition
8. REPORT OF THE PLANNING BOARD Upon the Petition of Attorney Samuel R. DeSimone on behalf of Joseph Nozzolillo, Sarah D. & John-Paul Moradian and Janet Tivnan to amend the City of Worcester Zoning Map by extending the current BL-1.0 zone on the northerly side of West Mountain St. from the intersection of West Mountain St. and Brooks St. easterly to the intersection of West Mountain St. and the Malden St. Connector for a depth of 150’ from the center of West Mountain St.
FIRST ITEM OF BUSINESS
9. Communication of the City Manager transmitting communication relative to Worcester Redevelopment Authority (WRA) Monthly Report (October 1999).
Referred to Commerce & Development Committee
SECOND ITEMS OF BUSINESS
10. Order – Request City Manager inform City Council of any tax breaks or give-aways prior to or as part of any press announcements relative to a proposed development. (Mariano)
Councillor Perotto moved to amend by deleting the words “or give aways” – voted on a voice vote
Order adopted, as amended on a voice vote
11. Order – Request City Manager refrain from any further tax breaks or give-aways prior to informing City Council and prior to seeking Council’s approval relative to a proposed development. (Mariano)
Mayor Mariano moved to amend to delete the words “or give-aways” and “and prior to seeking Council’s approval”
Order adopted, as amended on a roll call vote of 10 Yeas and 1 Nay (Perotto)
THIRD ITEMS OF BUSINESS
12. Order - Request City Manager to publicly inform City Council relative to all aspects of incentives and give-aways offered to the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy. (Mariano)
Given leave to withdraw
13. Order - That the City Council vote that it opposes any City economic policy for the benefit of a private party which provides for free parking in a public facility for a term of years. This policy would not be in opposition to a reasonable reduced rate policy. (Lukes, Nadeau)
Councillor Abraham moved to amend: That the City Council shall pursue a policy relative to parking in the downtown as it relates to economic development initiatives
Order referred, as amended to the Commerce & Development Committee
14. Order – Request City Manager report to City Council on the role of the City Council in designating parking spaces to a private entity as happened with the Chestnut Place Project. (Clancy)
Given leave to withdraw
15. Order – Request City Manager report to City Council on whether or not spaces at the Worcester Public Library lot or Green St. lot were considered in place of the spaces at the Pearl Elm Garage for the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy. (Clancy)
16. ITEMS OF CITIZEN INTEREST
16a. ITEMS OF DEPARTMENTAL OR EMPLOYEE INTEREST
17 REFERRED TO THE PLANNING BOARD
17. Attorney Samuel R. DeSimone on behalf of E & E Realty Trust request to change the Zoning Map of the City of Worcester from RL-7 to BL-1 by extending the BL-1 zone in an easterly direction between Brandt Lane and Pineland Rd.
17a. Councillor Timothy Murray on behalf of Judith Donahue request street light at the corner of Clark St. and Purchase St. Referred to Public Service & Transportation Committee – Suspension of Rules
18 & 19 REFERRED TO PUBLIC WORKS COMMITTEE
18. Alexander E. Drapos, Attorney for the Cherry Valley Sewer District request that the Cherry Valley Sewer District located in the Town of Leicester be authorized to connect its sewer system into the City of Worcester Sewer System in order to allow its sewerage to flow to the Upper Blackstone Water Pollution Abatement District Waste Water Treatment Facility.
19. Mayor Raymond V. Mariano on behalf of Mary Harvey request City Council to repair or replace sidewalk in front of 32 Mann St., where needed, as soon as possible.
19a. Councillor Michael C. Perotto on behalf of Angel Medina et al request private street betterment program on private portion of Erie Ave. Referred to Public Works Committee – Suspension of Rules
20-25 REFERRED TO TRAFFIC & PARKING COMMITTEE
20. Councillor Stephen G. Abraham on behalf of Elaine Torrez request Bus Stop in front of 648 Pleasant St. be moved a short distance to prevent interference with vehicles using private driveway at this residence.
21. Virginia Boucher request handicap parking in front of 11 Pattison St.
22. Councillor Timothy P. Murray request installation of a Dead End sign on Lauf St. at the corner of Pleasant St.
23. Councillor Michael C. Perotto on behalf of Constance Burgess request “Deaf Child” sign in the area of 655 Plantation St. (Plantation Condos)
24. Councillor Michael C. Perotto on behalf of Constance Burgess request return of “No Turn on Red” at the corner of Lincoln and Plantation Sts.
25. Timothy J. Conner request handicap parking in front of 113 Southgate St.
25a. Councillor Michael C. Perotto on behalf of Robert Pascarelli request Stop sign at the corner of Sherbrook Ave. and Lakeview Ave. Referred to Traffic & Parking Committee – Suspension of Rules
25b. Councillor Michael C. Perotto on behalf of Geoffrey J. O’Connell et al request City of Worcester place 125 Eastern Ave. on their immediate list of dwellings that need to be demolished. Referred to the City Manager – Suspension of Rules
26 HEARING SET FOR JANUARY 11, 2000 – 7:00 P.M.
26. E.B. ROTONDI & SONS, INC. for a conduit location on: CHANDLER ST.
THOMAS R. HOOVER
CITY COUNCIL CALENDAR FOR JANUARY 4, 2000
1. NON-CITY COUNCIL CONFIRMATION:
A. Notification of the reappointment of Mary Ann A. Powers, to the
B. Notification of Constable appointments.
2. CITY COUNCIL CONFIRMATION:
A. Communication relative to a resolution authorizing the City Manager to
direct the city treasurer to abate certain taxes.
5. BUDGET OFFICE:
6. CIVIC CENTER:
A. Communication relative to Worcester Redevelopment Authority
Monthly Report (November, 1999)
9. ELDER AFFAIRS:
10. ELECTION COMMISSION:
A. Communication relative to Relocating voting away from Clark St. School.
11. EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT SERVICES:
12. EMPLOYMENT & TRAINING:
14. HUMAN RESOURCES:
15. INFORMATION SERVICES:
A. Communication relative to Closed Captioned for Hearing Impaired.
B. Communication relative to Legality of Selling Neighborhood Vacant Lots.
C. Communication relative to Project Labor Agreements.
17. LICENSE COMMISSION:
18. PARKS, RECREATION & CEMETERY:
19. PLANNING & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT:
A. Communication relative to Massachusetts Cultural Resources Inventory
B. Communication relative to Year 26 allocation process for CDBG,
HOME, and ESG programs.
C. Communication relative to Grant Areas Available for Purchase of Trees.
D. Communication relative to Coes Knife Demolition Report.
E. Communication relative to FY 2000 Drug Abuse Resistance Education
(D.A.R.E.) Grant Award.
F. Communication relative to Grime Watch Program – Progress Report #5 & 6.
A. Request City Council accept with gratitude a donation from Norton
Company, One New Bond Street, Worcester, MA in the amount of
($1,000.00) One Thousand Dollars, appropriated to the Worcester
Police Department Drug Enforcement Dog account 25T-602.
21. PUBLIC HEALTH & CODE ENFORCEMENT:
A. Communication relative to Worcester Healthy Start Initiative
B. Communication relative to Southbridge Street/Transload Facility.
22. PUBLIC LIBRARY:
A. Request that City Council accept a Grant of $478.00 from the
Clarence S. Arms Family Fund of Greater Worcester Community
Foundation, Inc. This grant is to be used by the Library’s Talking Book
23. PUBLIC SCHOOLS:
24. PUBLIC WORKS:
A. Communication relative to Thanksgiving Day Donations.
B. Communication relative to Various Traffic and Parking Items.
C. Communication relative to “Not a Cut Through Street” signs.
D. Communication relative to Enchanced Crosswalks & Specialty
Referred to Traffic & Parking Committee
27. VETERANS' SERVICES:
A. Recommend that One Hundred Sixty Six Thousand Five Hundred
Seventy Five Dollars ($166,575.00) be transferred from Account
#330-07, Reserve for Appropriation Damage Settlement, and appropriated
to Account #75S503, Centrum Centre Revolving Account, to provide
funds to make repairs to the Centrum Centre airwall damaged during
B. Recommend that Nine Hundred Thousand Dollars ($900,000.00) be
transferred from Account #91C711, Building Rehabilitation, and
appropriated to Account #50C704, Worcester Public School Building
Rehabilitation, to provide funds for the payment of contractual
obligations related to various Building Rehabilitation projects for
the Worcester Public Schools.
Referred to Education Committee to look at what the initial amount
of money that was budgeted for each particular item, what is the bid for
each and at what point is the City within or without the spending of those
A. Communication relative to Worcester Women’s History Project.
B. Communication relative to automated camera equipment recently installed in the Council Chambers.
28-30 FROM TRAFFIC & PARKING COMMITTEE - Adopted
28. Request Commissioner of the Department of Public Works to report to City Council what opinions he would offer not only on their proposed winter parking trial as well as on a City-wide ban.
29. Request Traffic Administrator to provide City Council with the hours of all existing resident sticker parking bans in the Highland St. neighborhood.
30. Request Police Chief to enforce driveway clearance at 123 Lake Ave.
31. Request Worcester Community Housing Resources be funded from Block Grant funds to research a plan through rehabbing housing in the South Worcester Neighborhood that would stabilize the housing and small businesses within the general area. (Nadeau)
32. Request City Administration provide Council with an updated/master list of all private streets that have been petitioned for emergency repair. Further, how many have been converted to public or the betterment program. (Nadeau)
33. Request City Administration provide Council with an updated/master list of all streets petitioned for resurfacing. (Nadeau)
34. Request City Administration provide Council with an updated/master list of all sidewalks petitioned for repair/replacement. (Nadeau)
35. Request City Administration consider computer system with all floor plans of abandoned buildings in the City and any other pertinent information for our four new command cars. (Nadeau, Perotto)
36. Request City Administration research and provide City Council with an ordinance that requires property owners to board up vacant/ abandoned buildings (all windows and entrances) and utilize the New Haven method. (Nadeau, Perotto)
37. Request City Council Standing Committee on Rules and Regulations to review the City Council’s committee structure and make recommendations regarding any changes in the number and functions of the committees and any new committees. (Lukes, Murray)
Referred to Rules & Regulations Committee
38. Request Administration report on the status of the City’s parking lot landscape ordinance, the number and location of parking lots which have been licensed since the effective date of the ordinance, the number of parking lots which were required to comply with the ordinance, the number of parking lots which are not in compliance with the ordinance and the City department which is responsible for implementation of the ordinance. (Lukes)
39. Request Administration report to City Council on ownership of the Rockwood Field parcel and the status of any past or present maintenance agreements with Worcester State College or any other organizations and additionally provide clarification of the permitting authority relating to all of the fields within the Rockwood Field parcel. (Murray, Abraham)
Councillor Murray moved to amend to request Administration provide City Council with a copy of the Rockwood Field deed and a survey of the area
Order adopted, as amended
40. Request Administration report to the City Council concerning the State of New Jersey’s establishment of sub-code regulations expressly designed for existing building rehabilitation which provide added incentives for developers to move forward on rehabilitating their buildings. (Murray)
Councillor Murray moved to amend to also request the Municipal Research Bureau report
Order adopted, as amended
41. Request Administration to explore the feasibility of selling municipal bond issues on the internet and whether said practice would result in any commission or rate savings to City taxpayers. (Murray)
42. Request Administration report to City Council on the Oklahoma City Bricktown Canal Waterway Revitalization Initiative and the feasibility of implementing such an initiative in Worcester with projected costs, including ongoing maintenance. (Murray)
43. Request City Administration to have the Worcester Housing Authority provide an update to City Council on the negotiations status regarding Section 8 housing. (Nadeau, Perotto, Patton)
44. Request City Administration to request the Upland Gardens management to meet with the Upland Gardens tenants to discuss what is needed to rehab housing units. (Nadeau, Perotto, Patton)
45. Request the Law Department to obtain information on the status of legislation filed regarding CHAPA’s State Legislation priorities for 2000. (Nadeau, Perotto, Patton)
46. Request City Manager to provide a report on the status on the jobs, wages, status of cases, benefits they are still receiving, the amount currently working, and an update on cases left with regards to the Transition from Welfare to the Workforce Program. (Nadeau, Perotto, Patton)
47. Request City Manager to provide in one month the status of the increased enforcement in the College Hill area. (Nadeau, Perotto, Patton)
48. Request the Health and Code Department in the summer to meet with the property owners in the College Hill area on the SRO regulations and compliance. (Nadeau, Perotto, Patton)
49. Request City Administration to provide City Council with a report on the percentage of Worcester area banks that are in compliance with the Federal Reinvestment Act. (Nadeau, Perotto, Patton)
50. Request City Administration to request Worcester area banks to meet, discuss and suggest ways to improve the investment in real estate in the local community. (Nadeau, Perotto, Patton)
51. Request City Administration to explore ways in which the guidelines in the Down Payment Assistance Program can be improved. (Nadeau, Perotto, Patton)
52. Request City Manager be reminded of his promise to Chapter 58, Section 8 Fund Pilot Program of $100,000.00, which may be approved for the Fiscal 2001 budget. (Nadeau, Perotto, Patton)
52a. Request City Manager provide City Council with a specific timeline as to when Union Station is going to be used for computer rail in and of itself and what will be happening to the temporary station which is currently used behind the service station on Shrewsbury St. Motion-Clancy @ #9CC & 8A CM – Adopted
52b. Request City Manager provide City Council with information on the intersection which is supposed to be built in front of Union Station as to the entire timeline of that project; when ground breaking is expected and when completion is expected. Motion-Clancy @ #9CC & 8A CM – Adopted
52c. Request City Manager provide City Council with a detailed breakdown of what in-staff Counsel does at the Worcester Redevelopment Authority versus the Counsel that is hired outside and what their respective services are. Motion-Lukes @ #9CC & 8A CM – Adopted
52d. Request City Manager to provide City Council with backup on how the operating expenses for Union Station are being paid and what they are. Motion-Lukes @ #9CC & 8A CM – Adopted
52e. Request City Manager provide City Council with further detail on the following: Relative to the October report of the Worcester Redevelopment Authority – There is a reference made to allocations spent under the USURP, about $13,000.00 – Provide report which is more specific as to what that money was spent for. Harding St. Rehab – More detailed report relative to how this process is going to take place; timeline, how businesses have been notified regarding traffic changes. Update regarding negotiations that are taking place with Finnard, in particular, what their thoughts are regarding the garage. Motion-Murray @ #9CC & 8A CM – Adopted
52f. Request Election Commission to work with the School Department to try and find another location within the Clark St. School for voting. Motion-Patton @ #10A CM – Adopted
52g. Request City Manager to provide City Council with a complete listing of those neighborhood lots that have been taken and given to abutters without any type of auctioning and for what purpose those lots are currently being used. Motion-Clancy @ #16B CM – Adopted
52h. Request Administration to provide City Council with a response, in writing, as to whether or not the complex definition is properly fitted to the Vocational School project as it is currently proposed. Motion-Clancy @ #16C CM – Adopted
52i. Request City Manager to provide City Council with a listing of all the particular buildings, especially residential buildings on the Mass. Cultural Resources Inventory System that are currently abandoned or vacant. Motion-Clancy @ #19A CM – Adopted
52j. Request Administration consider holding a public hearing relative to the CDBG, HOME and ESG programs at either Mt. Carmel or Friendly House. Motion-Perotto @ #19B CM – Adopted
52k. Request Administration to consider contacting the Worcester Horticultural Society relative to assisting the City in its tree planting program. Motion-Patton @ #19C CM
Councillor Irish moved to amend to request Administration also contact the Garden Club and the Nat Wheeler Trust
52l. Request Administration to provide City Council with clarification on the “Not a Cut Through Street” signs policy as to when it began and the history of it. Motion-Clancy @ #24C CM
Mayor Mariano moved to amend to add “enforceability”
52m. Request Administration pursue, as soon as possible, the need or the adequacy of additional signage or additional means of notifying motorists that there is a crosswalk ahead in the area of the Accelerated Learning Laboratory. Motion-Luster @ #24D CM – Adopted
52n. Request City Manager to provide City Council with a drawing as to exactly where the airwall is within the confines of the Convention Center and the Centrum. Motion-Clancy @ #28A CM – Adopted
52o. Request Administration to provide resources and involve the Economic Development Office in the Worcester Women’s History Project. Motion-Luster @ #30A CM – Adopted
52p. Request City Manager to report on the current condition of City garages, the cost of any projected repairs and the timetable, what the City has experienced in borrowings in the last ten years for the maintenance of the City’s garages, what the debt service is, what the waiting list is for parking spaces in City garages, if any, what the turnover of parkers has been in City garages and to specify the number of cars that are in the public garages on an average basis between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. to midnight or overnight. Motion-Lukes @ #13CC – Adopted
52q. Request City Manager to provide City Council with an inventory of the public and private parking spaces in the Central Business District. Motion-Lukes @ #13CC – Adopted
52r. Request Administration report to City Council on the City’s role relative to Lake Quinsigamond State Park. Motion-Irish @ #39CC – Adopted
52s. Request Administration report why they are now not recommending a “right turn only” lane for northbound traffic on Grafton St. at the intersection of Sunderland Rd. Motion-Clancy @ #90CC – Adopted
52t. Request Administration to request the Traffic Engineer to study the intersection of Ararat St. and Brattle St. for safety signage, potentially a three-way Stop sign at that intersection. Patton-Suspension of Rules – Adopted
52u. Request Administration to review the area of Salisbury St., between Park Ave. and West St. in relation to the gaps of the No Parking signs which create a traffic build-up. Luster – Suspension of Rules – Adopted
52v. Request Administration report on the status of any and all contracts, including timetables with Peter Pan Bus Co., Greyhound Bus Co. and/or any other transportation entities to utilize Union Station. Luster – Suspension of Rules – Adopted
52w. Request Administration repair the street light in front of 361 May St. Murray – Suspension of Rules - Adopted
53. James DelSignore, City Auditor transmitting computation of the legal debt margin for the City of Worcester as of November 30, 1999.
Referred to Municipal Operations Committee
54. James DelSignore, City Auditor transmitting Auditors Report – November 30, 1999.
Referred to Municipal Operations Committee
55. Elizabeth A. Early, Executive Secretary, Worcester Retirement System transmitting communication relative to Worcester Retirement Board’s acceptance of Section 51 of Chapter 127 of the Acts of 1999 allowing a Retirement Board to pay a cost of living adjustment (COLA) to its retirees in excess of Consumer Price Index but not greater than 3%.
56. Helen A. Friel, Assistant to the Superintendent/Clerk of the School Committee transmitting the 1998 Annual Report of the Worcester Public Schools.
58. RECESS TO FINANCE AND ORDINANCE: No Action Taken
a) #40CC June 22, 1999
Order – Request City Council to schedule Finance sessions beginning the first week in January 2000 in order to commence discussions regarding budget issues. (Lukes)
b) #41CC June 22, 1999
Order – Request City Manager to present a budget for the next fiscal year with a rate of growth that is either at the rate of inflation or excludes new growth, whichever sum is lower. (Lukes)
c) #63CC September 21, 1999
Order – Request City Council pledge to maintain the existing tax rate for the next three fiscal years. Further, request City Council instruct the City Manager to prepare the next three budgets using only “New growth”, state and federal funds and existing tax revenues. (Mariano)
59-62 ACCEPTED & ORDERS ADOPTED
59. REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Bradford Sargent requesting to connect to City sewer to service home at 20 Chequesset Rd.: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order.
60. REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Gayle O’Connor requesting to be allowed to extend the sewer main from Holden St. to property at 5 Monmouth Ave. at Petitioner’s expense. Home has failed septic system: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order.
61. REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Theodore Antanavica, Treasurer, Gemini Delux, Inc. to accept the upgrading of Willvail St. by extending sanitary and surface sewers for a distance of 450’ in Willvail St. Also install water main from end of existing water main in Falcon St. to water main in Bauer St., a distance of 850’. Full cost to be borne by developer: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order.
62. REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Jonathan Finkelstein, Esquire on behalf of owner of 389 Main St. and Wellesley Management requesting City of Worcester to abandon portions of its easements and/or road layouts over which the property encroaches on Main, Mechanic and Norwich Sts.: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order.
63-91 ACCEPTED Except 65, 66 – Recommitted to Public Works Committee Except 82 & 90 - Tabled
63. REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Councillor Timothy J. Cooney, Jr. on behalf of Philip Shwachman, Liberty Square Development Trust requesting permission, at petitioner’s expense to relocate curb cut and to replace defective asphalt sidewalk on south side of Thomas St. between Commercial and Main Sts. and to plant 7 trees to match Gateway improvements along Central St.: recommend Petition be placed on file.
64. REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Councillor Janice L. Nadeau on behalf of S.H. Tupper request Traffic Division and Public Works to look into making the enclosed list of streets and sidewalks more pedestrian friendly: recommend Petition be placed on file.
65. REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Order of Councillor Clancy requesting City Manager study the feasibility of moving City Council offices to the third floor of City Hall: recommend Order be placed on file. Recommitted to Public Works Committee
66. REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Order of Councillor Lukes requesting Public Works Committee review public meeting space in the building and make recommendations: recommend Order be placed on file. Recommitted to Public Works Committee
67. REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Communication of the City Manager transmitting communication relative to City Hall rehabilitation status: recommend Communication be placed on file.
68. REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Councillor Timothy J. Cooney, Jr. on behalf of Bradford H. Sargent requesting Public Works assist petitioner with 400’ sewer hook-up in vicinity of Plantation St.: recommend Petitioner be given leave to withdraw.
69. REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Councillor Stephen T. Patton on behalf of Robert Lambert requesting Public Works install catch basins on Dick Dr. at Spring Valley Rd. and Donna Dr. as needed to handle increased run-off from Tattan Farms/Barry Rd. due to new construction: recommend Petitioner be given leave to withdraw.
REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the following Petitions: recommend Petitions be placed on file.
70. Grace & Lawrence Gentile request installation of handicapped parking at 175 Hamilton St.
71. Nancy Leary & Joseph Montiverdi request No Parking on odd side of Villanova St.
72. Nancy Leary requesting winter parking ban signs be installed on Villanova St.
73. Attorney Michael Abodeely, Jr. on behalf of Elmart Associates Limited Partnership d/b/a Hampton Inn request removal of “One Way” and “Do Not Enter” signs at the entrance to the parking lot of the Hampton Inn on East Central St.
74. Robert Allen et al request parking be allowed on the right side of Garrison Ave. from Quinnapoxet Lane to 69 Garrison Ave.
REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the following Communications of the City Manager: recommend Communications be placed on file.
75. Transmitting communication relative to Lincoln St./U Mass/ Memorial/Parking Lot.
76. Transmitting communication relative to Traffic Study – Richmond Ave. and Flagg St.
77. Transmitting communication relative to property at 54 Fairhaven Rd.
78. Transmitting communication concerning City Traffic.
79. Transmitting communication relative to Intersection of Flagg St. and Richmond Ave.
80. REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Report of the Committee on Traffic and Parking upon the Petition of Sandra Bouillard requesting handicap parking in front of 39 Everard St.: recommend Report and Petition be placed on file.
REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the following Petitions: recommend Petitions be denied.
81. Manuel Chavez request bus stop in front of 67 May St. be removed or moved further to the left or right.
82. Councillor Paul P. Clancy, Jr. request Traffic Engineer to consider a turning lane indicating “right turn only” for northbound traffic on Grafton St. at the intersection of Sunderland Rd. Tabled
83. Geraldo Rivas request residential parking for north side of Vernon Terrace.
84. Councillor Michael C. Perotto on behalf of Edward Breau request No Parking in front of 113 Lake Ave.
85. Councillor Janice L. Nadeau on behalf of Green Island CDC request either a Stop sign or Yield sign for right hand turn at Madison St. at Kelley Sq.
86. Iwona Rogowski request a portion of Arthur St. be resident only parking.
87. Rolando Andino request resident parking on Mott St.
88. Councillor Paul P. Clancy, Jr. request “No Turn on Red” signs on Hamilton St. at intersection of Plantation St.
89. Sean Merrick et al request “Not a Thru Street” sign at the corner of Pleasant St. and Dellwood Rd.
90. REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Communication of the City Manager transmitting communication relative to “Right Turn Only” lane for northbound traffic on Grafton St. at intersection of Sunderland Rd.: recommend Communication be denied. Tabled
91. REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Report of the Committee on Traffic and Parking upon the Petition of Councillor John Finnegan on behalf of Terrence McGovern, DDS, PC request to rescind “No Parking 4-6 p.m.” and removal of bus stop from in front of 715 Pleasant St.: recommend Petition be denied.
TABLED ITEMS – No Action Taken
92. 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.
93. Communication of the City Manager transmitting communication relative to an RFP for the sale of the Belmont Home.
94. 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.
95. 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.
96. 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.
97. 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.
98. Tabled In Part – Order – Request Administration report on whether the Worcester Redevelopment Authority intends to sell the tax credits of the Union Station Project, the value of the tax credits, the intended use of the proceeds of the sale and further, request City Manager to request the Worcester Redevelopment Authority to forbear from the sale. (Lukes)
Tabled – request City Manager to request the Worcester Redevelopment Authority to forbear from the sale.
99. Chairman’s Order from Traffic & Parking Committee – Request Director of Traffic Engineering to install “Children” and “Intersection Ahead” signs on Ardmore Rd. in advance of Hancock Hill Dr.
100. Communication of the City Manager transmitting communication relative to Shooting Range Ordinance.
The City Council Adjourned at 9:10 P.M. to meet on January 11, 2000 at
David J. Rushford, Clerk