CITY OF WORCESTER

CITY CLERK DEPARTMENT

CALENDAR OF THE CITY COUNCIL - SEPTEMBER 26, 2000

7:00 P.M.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Convened:7:05 P.M.

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Adjourned:8:50 P.M.

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1.††††††††† INVOCATION - Rev. Louis G. Bond - Did Not Appear

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Covenant United Methodist Church

 

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

 

3.                 ROLL CALL - All present except Councillor Patton who

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Arrived at 7:08 P.M.

 

RECESSED ORDINANCE COMMITTEE HEARING - 7:00 P.M.

 

††††††††† 4 - Hearing held - Councillor Gomez made a Motion to accept the Report of the Planning Board and approve the Petition - Motion denied on a roll call vote of 5 Yeas and 6 Nays.

 

††††††††† Yes:Abraham, Gomez, Irish, Lukes, Petty

†††† †††† No:†† Clancy, Murray, Nadeau, Patton, Perotto, Mariano

 

4.††††††††† REPORT OF THE PLANNING BOARD Upon the Petition of Philip Feinzeig, Attorney on behalf of Thomas Breeds requesting to amend the City of Worcester Zoning Map by changing the zoning classification of a portion of 110 McKeon Rd. and Butler St. from RL-7 to BL-1.0.

 

FIRST ITEM OF BUSINESS

 

5.††††††††† Report of the City Manager relative to meeting with merchants on Pleasant St. and Front St. to resolve issues outlined as to the different traffic configurations.

 

Placed on file

 

6.††††††††† ITEMS OF CITIZEN INTEREST

 

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

 

PETITIONS

 

6b.††††††††† Councillor Konstantina B. Lukes request removal of dead or dying tree at 65 Hadwen Rd.Referred to Parks, Recreation & Cemetery Department - Suspension of Rules

 

6c.††††††††† Councillor Dennis Irish & Councillor Michael Perotto on behalf of Paul Capuano request removal of dead/dying tree in front of 10 Frank St.†† Referred to Parks, Recreation & Cemetery Department - Suspension of Rules

 

††††††††† 7-15 REFERRED TO PUBLIC WORKS COMMITTEE

 

7.†††††† Peter Johnson, Esquire on behalf of Ronald Johnson, Chairman, Paxton Board of Selectmen request an amendment to existing agreement between the City of Worcester and the Town of Paxton regarding the use of Asnebumskit Reservoir and the provision of water by the City to the Town dated March 14, 1997.

 

8.†††††† Maria Hernandez request sidewalk repair at 128 Beacon St.

 

9.††††††††† Kathleen Noponen et al on behalf of residents of Phoebe Way, Knapp Ave. and Pelican Ave. request that the City of Worcester take action to require Kunst Builders/Contractors et al to return Phoebe Way, Knapp Ave. and Pelican Ave. to their original topographical condition which includes replacing required blacktop, gravel, clay, etc. and the regrading of the streets to their original pitch, repair and correct the water erosion that has occurred on adjacent neighboring properties, including relandscaping of these properties, provide a form of protection to prevent any future erosion to these properties and streets, take all required actions to prevent collection and stagnation of water and dispersion of water to the streets and neighboring properties.Also referred to Administration for a report within 30 days

 

10.††††††††† Councillor Timothy P. Murray and Councillor Michael C. Perotto on behalf of Josephine Evangelista request emergency patch to sidewalk at 26 Wigwam Ave.

 

11.††††††††† Councillor Timothy P. Murray and Councillor Michael C. Perotto on behalf of Josephine Evangelista request Public Works repair sidewalk at 26 Wigwam Ave.

 

12.††††††††† Aracely Caraballorequest paving of Elmwood St. from 23-27.

 

13.†††† Grace Dinardo et al request catch basins in the vicinity of 239 Dana Ave.

 

14.†††† Grace Dinardo et al request Public Works correct problem of dirt coming down Dana Ave., building up at the bottom of the street and catching the water when it rains and creating a lake at the end of the street.

 

15.††††††††† Leonard Busha et al request private street maintenance on Joseph St.

 

15a.††††††††† Councillor Stephen Abraham request repair of sidewalk in front of 372 May St.Referred to Public Works Committee - Suspension of Rules

 

††††††††† 16-20 REFERRED TO TRAFFIC & PARKING COMMITTEE

 

16.††††††††† Councillor Janice L. Nadeau on behalf of Rosemarie Flynn request a "warning barrel" at the crosswalk for elderly in crosswalk at Main St. where it intersects with Marble St.

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17.†††† Bruce Christian request handicap parking in front of 86 Seymour St.

 

18.†††† Tony Irving request speed bumps on Herbert St. which becomes Hadwen Lane.

 

19.††††††††† Eugene Hazard, Jr. request No Parking signs across from driveway at 21 Mott St.

 

20.††††††††† Robert Hemenway request speed bump at Barry Rd. and Toronita Ave.

 

20a.††††††††† Councillor Joseph Petty request crosswalk on Copperfield Rd. by Tatnuck Magnet School.Referred to Traffic & Parking Committee - Suspension of Rules

 

20b.††††††††† Matthew Atlas et al request Traffic and Parking Committee look into speeding on Parkton Ave. and to install speed bumps and possibly a Stop sign on Chester St. before entering Parkton Ave.†† Referred to Traffic & Parking Committee - Suspension of Rules

 

21.†††† John Carnegie request City Council recognize the superlative efforts of the Government Access Channel and theCity's Information Services Department in providing live election results on Primary Day, September 19, 2000.Referred to Municipal Operations Committee

 

††††††††† 22 & 23HEARINGS SET FOR OCTOBER 3, 2000 - 7:00 P.M.

 

22.††††††††† MASSACHUSETTS ELECTRIC COMPANY and NEW ENGLAND TELEPHONE & TELEGRAPH COMPANY for a joint pole location on: JOSEPH ST.

 

23.††††††††† MASSACHUSETTS ELECTRIC COMPANY and NEW ENGLAND TELEPHONE & TELEGRAPH COMPANY for two joint pole locations on: DIXFIELD ST.

 

24.††††††††† COMMUNICATIONS OF THE CITY MANAGER

 

††††††††††††††† Thomas R. Hoover

†††††††††††††† City Manager

††††††††††††††† City Council Calendar for September 26, 2000

 

††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††APPOINTMENTS

 

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

 

A.††††††††† Notification of the reappointment of Charles J. Buffone to the Zoning Board of Appeals.

 

Placed on file

 

2.                 CITY COUNCIL CONFIRMATION:

 

TRANSMITTAL

 

3.††††††††† AIRPORT:

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4.††††††††† ASSESSORS:

 

5.††††††††† BUDGET OFFICE:

 

6.††††††††† CIVIC CENTER:

7.††††††††† COMMUNICATIONS:

8.††††††††† DEVELOPMENT:

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PLANNING & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT:

 

AA.         Communication relative to FY00 Local Law Enforcement Block Grant.

 

Referred to Public Safety Committee

 

BB.††††††††† Request adoption of a resolution to file and accept a Massachusetts Documentary Heritage Grant with the Secretary of the Commonwealth and the Massachusetts Historical Records Advisory Board.

 

Resolution adopted

 

WORCESTER REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY:

 

9.††††††††† ELDER AFFAIRS:

 

10.††††††††† ELECTION COMMISSION:

 

11.††††††††† EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT SERVICES:

 

12.††††††††† EMPLOYMENT & TRAINING:

 

 

13.            FIRE:

 

A.               Request that City Council accept with gratitude a donation of $2000.00 from Joseph W. and Faith K. Tiberio, Charitable Foundation, and $10.00 from Michael Clark, to be used toward the purchase of firefighting equipment.

 

Order adopted with gratitude

 

B.††††††††† Communication relative to the Enlarged full color chart on structure fires.†††

 

Referred to Public Safety Committee

 

14.            HUMAN RESOURCES:

 

15.††††††††† HUMAN RIGHTS:

 

16.            ††††††INFORMATION SERVICES:

 

17.††††††††† LAW:

 

A.               Communication relative to the Process of Elimination of Civil Service Positions Ė Reorganization.

 

Referred to Municipal Operations Committee

 

B.                Communication relative to the Criteria used to determine whether a street is legally on the Official Map.

 

Referred to Land Use Committee

 

C.               Communication relative to CMEDA Ė Financial Liability/Withdrawal from Membership.

 

††††††††† Recommitted to the City Manager

 

18.††††††††† LICENSE COMMISSION:

 

 

 

 

19.            PARKS, RECREATION & CEMETERY:

 

A.               Request adoption of the resolution to accept with gratitude a donation of $300.00 from Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association to benefit the Parks, Recreation, Cemetery Departmentís Rockwood Field.

 

Resolution adopted with gratitude

 

B.                Request adoption of the resolution to accept with gratitude a donation of $1,000.00 from Saint Peterís Marian to benefit the Parks, Recreation, and Cemetery Departmentís (Marshall Silverman Baseball Diamond) Logan Field.

 

Resolution adopted with gratitude

 

C.               Request adoption of the resolution to accept with gratitude a donation of $50.00 from Earline Rich to benefit the Parks, Recreation, and Cemetery Departmentís Elm Park.

 

Resolution adopted with gratitude

 

D.               Request adoption of the resolution to accept with gratitude a donation of $200.00 from the American Legion Post 204 to benefit the Parks, Recreation, and Cemetery Departmentís (Tivnan Field) Lake Park.

 

Resolution adopted with gratitude

 

E.                Request adoption of the resolution to accept with gratitude a donation of $150.00 from the Central Massachusetts Adult Baseball League to benefit the Parks, Recreation, and Cemetery Departmentís (Tivnan Field) Lake Park Baseball Facility.

 

Resolution adopted with gratitude

 

20.            POLICE:

 

A.               Request that City Council accept with gratitude $300.00 from Spencer Police Association, for the D.A.R.E. Program, for Worcester Police Department participation in the Spencer Fair.

 

Order adopted with gratitude

 

B.                Request that City Council accept with gratitude $15.00 from Gretchen and Robert Prunier, in memory of Thomas Donaghue.

 

Order adopted with gratitude

 

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

 

††††††††† ††††††††† A††††††††† Communication relative to Body Piercing Businesses Across the City of Worcester.

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††††††††† ††††††††† Referred to Health Committee

 

††††††††† ††††††††† B.††††††††† Communication relative to Zone on Carpenter Ave. and Bullard Ave.

 

††††††††† ††††††††† Referred to Public Works Committee

 

††††††††† 22.††††††††† PUBLIC LIBRARY:

 

23.            PUBLIC SCHOOLS:

 

24.            PUBLIC WORKS:

 

A.††††††††† Communication relative to the PWED Road and Patriot Metals.

 

Referred to Public Works Committee

 

B.                Communication relative to Status Report #7 Ė Street Resurfacing Projects.

 

Referred to Public Works Committee

 

C.               Communication relative to the Fourth Annual DPW Open House.

 

Placed on file

 

D.               Communication relative to the report relative to Proposed Two-Way Pleasant Street.Recommend the adoption of proposed ordinance to change the traffic pattern on Commercial Street from one-way northbound to two-way From Mechanic Street south to Front Street.

 

Voted to advertise proposed Ordinance

 

E.                SUPPLEMENTAL - Communications concerning the water main break at Washington Square.

 

Referred to Public Works Committee

 

25.††††††††† PURCHASING:

 

26.            TREASURY:

 

27.††††††††† VETERANS' SERVICES:

 

28.            ††††††††† FINANCE:

 

A.               Recommend that Forty One Thousand Nine Hundred Ten Dollars and Forty Cents ($41,910.40) be transferred when and as received from Account #91C780, Capital Equipment, and appropriated to Account #25C701, Police Department Capital Equipment, to provide funds for the purpose of purchasing (160) replacement weapons and their accompanying holsters for the Worcester Police Department, as approved in the Capital Improvement Program.

 

Order adopted on a roll call 11-0

 

B.††††††††† Recommend that Thirty Thousand Six Hundred Ninety Two Dollars and 92/100 (30,692.92) be transferred from Account #330-29 Reserve for Appropriation Ė FEMA reimbursements and appropriated into Account #29S403 FEMA/Worcester Cold Storage Account, to pay for the remaining invoices for funeral expenses under the declaration of emergency for the December 3, 1999 fire incident.

 

Order adopted on a roll call 11-0

 

C.††††††††† Recommend that One Hundred Forty Eight Thousand Five Hundred Dollars ($148,500.00) be transferred when and as received from Account #91C780, Capital Equipment, and appropriated to Account #26C701, Fire Department Capital Equipment, to provide funds for the purpose of purchasing (25) SCBAís (Self Contained Breathing Apparatus) for the Worcester Fire Department.

 

Order adopted on a roll call 11-0

 

29.††††††††† ORDINANCES/ORDERS:

 

30.            MISCELLANEOUS:

 

CHAIRMAN'S ORDERS

 

††††††††† 25-28 FROM LAND USE - Adopted

 

25.††††††††† Request City Manager provide a report relative to the resale price, size of property and names of purchasers of abandoned and/or vacant lots within 60 days.

 

26.††††††††† Request City Manager provide a report on abandoned and/or vacant lots from January 1998 to present, including if properties are back on the tax rolls, how many were transferred without cost and how many for gardens, within 60 days.

 

27.††††††††† Request City Manager provide a report on the status and progress on the Advisory Committee on Rezoning within two weeks.

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28.††††††††† Request Commissioner of the Department of Public Health and Code Inspection to provide a report on the One Stop Shopping Operation.

 

††††††††† 29-32 FROM LEGISLATIVE AFFAIRS - Adopted

 

29.††††††††† Request Administration to meet with the state delegation relative to filing of legislation for a local aid program similar to those established in Connecticut and Rhode Island by which the state reimburses municipalities for tax exempt properties.

 

30.††††††††† Request City Manager to provide an update on H.R. 1180, including any changes to the Medicaid bundling rate methodology for school based healthcare services.

 

31.††††††††† Request City Manager provide a report on the status of House Bill 3210.

 

32.††††††††† Request City Manager to provide a status report on the special legislation for financing of Street Betterment Assessments.

 

 

 

††††††††† 33-35 FROM PUBLIC SAFETY - Adopted

 

33.††††††††† Request City Manager to provide a progress report on the completion of a GIS-based Neighborhood Incident Statistics crime mapping module.

 

34.††††††††† Request City Manager to forward the Fire and Police Department budget priorities to the City Council prior to the commencement of administrative budget discussions.

 

35.††††††††† Request City Manager to update the City Council regarding the ongoing relationship between the Worcester Police Department and the Human Rights Department.

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ORDERS

 

36.††††††††† Request Administration to schedule a meeting between Governor Paul Celucci, Secretary of Transportation Sullivan and Massachusetts Highway Commissioner Matthew Amorello along with our local business leaders to discuss the negative economic development ramifications of the State's continued delay in providing full commuter rail service to and from Worcester's Union Station as well as funds for the reconstruction of Washington Square.†† (Murray)

 

Councillor Irish moved to amend: Further, request discussion on

reverse commute issue

 

Order adopted, as amended

 

37.††††††††† Request Administration to meet with our local State Delegation concerning the proposed changes in the Brownfields statute that would allow all municipalities across the Commonwealth to access the State's Brownfields funding.†† (Murray)

 

Adopted

 

 

 

 

 

38.††††††††† Requestthe City and School Department Administrations organize a meeting of and between area employers, organized labor and institutions of higher learning to forecast the region's short and mid-term labor needs in the health services, information technology and bio-medical industries and collaborate with the aforementioned parties in the development of a plan to meet those needs.

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Councillor Gomez moved to amend: Further, request Administration contact the State Department of Employment & Training and the Department of Transitional Assistance for their input into the process

 

Order adopted, as amended

 

39.††††††††† Request City Manager report to Council on a recent court ruling regarding trash pickup for condominium projects in the Town of Natick.†† (Clancy)

 

Placed on file

 

40.††††††††† Request City Manager contact the U.S. Postal Service to determine the feasibility of establishing a branch office in the vicinity of the Perkins Farms Marketplace.(Clancy)

 

Adopted

 

41.††††††††† Request Elections Commission review the proximity of polling location to parking lot at the new Roosevelt School and further, consider using an alternate site.†† (Clancy)

 

Adopted

 

42.††††††††† Request City Manager report to Council on new state law which allows a local option for a deed transfer fee to provide funds for purchasing.††† (Clancy)

 

Councillor Clancy made correction - purchasing of open space

 

Order adopted

 

43.††††††††† Request City Manager explore feasibility of providing notices to abutters on notice of intent procedures to the Conservation Commission.††† (Clancy)

 

Councillor Patton moved to amend: Request Boards and Commissions

re-notify abutters relative to when a final decision will be made on an

item that has been continued from a previousmeeting

 

Order adopted, as amended

 

44.††††††††† Request City Manager to contact the School Superintendent and request a meeting with parents of Roosevelt School regarding traffic and pedestrian issues.††† (Clancy)

 

Councillor Clancy moved to amend to read: City Manager help to

coordinate with the School Superintendent

 

Order adopted, as amended

 

45.††††††††† Request City Administration to provide a report on abandoned/vacant properties, including lot size, for the purpose of resale.††

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† (Perotto, Patton, Nadeau)

 

Adopted

 

46.††††††††† Request City Administration to provide a report concerning Mass. Highway's bidding process on the signalization of Shrewsbury St.

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Councillor Perotto moved to amend to request Administration to install

a signalization device at Adams St. and Shrewsbury St.

 

Order adopted, as amended

 

47.††††††††† Request City Administration to provide a report concerning the permitting process for neighborhood park fields.†† (Perotto)††††††††††††††††

 

Adopted

 

48.††††††††† Request Administration report to City Council concerning the City's turnaround time for issuance of building permits comparing us with surrounding communities and other communities in the Commonwealth of similar size to Worcester.†† (Murray)

 

Adopted

 

49.††††††††† Request Administration provide City Council with detailed reports of the City's top five (5) economic development projects with a listing of items to be addressed, i.e. financing, relocation issues, etc., with timelines for completion, agencies with whom the City is partnering and said agency's obligations and commitments to said projects.

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Councillor Murray moved to amend to "top 8 economic development projects"

 

Councillor Perotto moved to amend: Further, request City Administration provide City Council with reports before they become public

 

Order adopted, as amended

 

50.††††††††† Request City Manager provide city Council with a report from the new Fire Chief and Police Chief, each outlining their long range Goals and Objectives.††† (Petty, Murray)

 

Adopted

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51.††††††††† Request City Manager report to City Council on the status of the Court House plans and construction. Further, request that he consider formulating a committee or developing a process to ensure citizen participation in determining the exterior design of the proposed building.†† (Murray)

 

Councillor Lukes moved to amend: Further, request City Manager to provide a written report within two weeks on what the actual input has been through him on the Court House, how often the committee has met and what the status of the Court House is right now

 

Order adopted, as amended

 

51a.††††††††† Request Administration provide a report over a twenty (20) year period, the number of structural fires and compare that number with the economy for that same time period.Motion-Lukes @ #13B CM - Adopted

 

51b.††††††††† Request Administration make sure that Washington Square is cleaned up in time for the Columbus Day parade.Motion-Mariano @ #24E CM - Adopted

 

51c.††††††††† Request Public Works Committee to develop a policy that would require that on any major traffic reconfiguration or Public Works effort, that residents and merchants be notified within 90 days of the start date and as to the work product.†† Motion-Mariano @ #5CC - Adopted

 

51d.††††††††† Request City Solicitor to provide the report previously requested regarding installation of speed humps.†† Motion-Murray @ #20CC - Adopted

 

51e.††††††††† Request Administration provide City Council with the court ruling, when rendered, relative to trash pickup for condominium projects in the Town of Natick.Motion-Clancy @ #39CC - Adopted

 

51f.††††††††† Request Administration report on the KPMG report reviewing the Sick Leave policy of the City of Worcester.Motion-Clancy @ #57CC - Adopted

 

51g.††††††††† Request City Administration provide a report concerning the illumination program "Lighting up Downtown Worcester" and to include funding schedule, infrastructure work for City Hall, and "Lightup" date for First Night, December 31, 2000.†† Perotto, Mariano, Gomez, Nadeau, Murray, Clancy, Petty, Abraham, Lukes, Patton - Suspension of Rules - Adopted

 

51h.††††††††† Request Administration report on complaints relative to poor water pressure on Wildwood Ave.Abraham - Suspension of Rules - Adopted

 

51i.††††††††† Request Administration report on the status of private street maintenance in regard to pothole/sinkhole at the corner of Wayne St. and Baker St.Abraham - Suspension of Rules - Adopted

 

51j.††††††††† Request City Administration to investigate lifting resident parking on Caro St. or at least part of street.†† Nadeau - Suspension of Rules - Adopted

 

51k.††††††††† Request Administration to meet with Green Hill Park area residents to discuss their concerns in regard to the Locobazooka music festival and report back within thirty (30) days.Irish, Perotto, Abraham, Petty - Suspension of Rules - Adopted

 

51L.††††††††† Request Administration to furnish a report on the enforcement of laws prohibiting the distribution and sale of tobacco products to minors which describes available resources, the enforcement process and results comparing Worcester to other municipalities, if available.Irish, Perotto Abraham - Suspension of Rules - Adopted

 

††††††††† 52-54 ADOPTED ON A ROLL CALL 11-0

 

52.††††††††† DECREE TO MAKE PUBLIC: FOURTH ST.

 

53.††††††††† DECREE TO MAKE PUBLIC: FOURTH ST. EXTENSION

 

54.††††††††† DECREE TO MAKE PUBLIC: ADMIRAL AVE.

 

††††††††† 55 ADOPTED

 

55.††††††††† SEWER BETTERMENT ASSESSMENT:GRAFTON ST.

 

COMMUNICATIONS

 

56.††††††††† Thomas K. Walsh, Director, Upper Blackstone Water Pollution Abatement District transmitting communication relative to a planning study for its Regional Wastewater Treatment Facilities located on the Worcester/Millbury line.

 

Referred to Public Works Committee

 

57.†††† James A. DelSignore, City Auditor transmitting report prepared by KPMG; a review of the Sick Leave policy of the City of Worcester.

 

Referred to Municipal Operations Committee

 

58.††††††††† RECESS TO FINANCE AND ORDINANCE:No Items Pending

 

REPORTS

 

††††††††† 59-69 ACCEPTED

 

††††††††† REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON LEGISLATIVE AFFAIRS Upon the following Communications of the City Manager: recommend Communications be placed on file.

 

59.††††††††† Transmitting communication relative to filing of legislation for Local Aid Program.

 

60.††††††††† Transmitting communication relative to Executive Summary - Charitable Organization Tax Exemption Legislation.

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61.††††††††† Transmitting communication relative to Charitable Organization Tax Exemption Legislation.

 

62.††††††††† Transmitting communication relative to conference report for HR 1180, the Ticket to Work and Work Incentive Improvement Act of 1999.

 

63.††††††††† Transmitting communication relative to a summary of House Bill 3210.

 

64.††††††††† Transmitting communication relative to status of the Year 2000 version of HR 1180.

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65.††††††††† REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON LEGISLATIVE AFFAIRS Upon the Petition o Rita Cote requesting City Council to approve Chapter 456 cost of living: recommend Petition be placed on file.

 

 

 

66.††††††††† REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON LEGISLATIVE AFFAIRS Upon the Communication of James DelSignore, City Auditor transmitting communication relative to remarks made by Mr. Richardson at the May 11, 1999 City Council meeting that the Retirement Board was in violation of state law: recommend Communication be placed on file.

 

67.††††††††† REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON LEGISLATIVE AFFAIRS Upon the Petition of Luke Monopoli requesting the City Council at its May 11, 1999 meeting to request the City Manager to fund Public Safety retirees at the 50% level as voted by the City Council: recommend Petitioner be given leave to withdraw.

 

68.††††††††† REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON LEGISLATIVE AFFAIRS Upon the Petition of William S. Coleman, III requesting City Council place before the voters on the November ballot a non-binding question asking voters of the City of Worcester if they wish to see the establishment of an independent citizen review board to monitor complaints about the Worcester Police Department: recommend Petitioner be given leave to withdraw.

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††

69.††††††††† REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON MUNICIPAL OPERATIONS Upon the Communication of David J. Rushford, City Clerk submitting Goals for FY 2001: recommend accept goals of the City Clerk of FY 2001.

 

††††††††† 70 VOTED TO ADVERTISE PROPOSED ORDINANCE

 

70.††††††††† REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON ORDINANCES Upon the Report of the Planning Board upon the Petition of Lawrence Brodeur, Esquire on behalf of Interstate Brands Corp. requesting a zone change from RG-5 to BG-3.0 affecting its property on the north side of Arwick St. and the south side of Ashmont Ave. for a distance of approximately 200' along Quinsigamond Ave.: recommend passage of the accompanying proposed Ordinance.

 

 

 

 

 

††††††††† 71-73 ACCEPTED

 

71.††††††††† REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON ORDINANCES Upon the Report of the Planning Board upon the Petition of Marc Damik requesting Bradford Ave. be put back on the Official Map with a street sign.Also to have legal right to access land from this street: recommend Petitioner be given leave to withdraw without prejudice.

 

72.††††††††† REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON ORDINANCES Upon the Report of the Planning Board upon the Petition of Mexhite Beqiri requesting a zone change at 7 Victoria Ave. from RS-7 to RL-7 to utilize the extra building on my lot for an in-law unit: recommend Petitioner be given leave to withdraw without prejudice.

 

73.††††††††† REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON ORDINANCES Upon the Report of the Planning Board upon the Petition of John D'Iorio requesting a change of zone from RL-7 to BG-3.0 by extending the existing BG-3.0 zone line to include the properties at 333, 335, 337, 339 and 341 Plantation St.: recommend Petition be denied.

 

††††††††† 74 REFERRED TO ORDINANCE COMMITTEE FOR A††

††††††††††††††† HEARING

 

74.††††††††† REPORT OF THE PLANNING BOARD Upon the Petition of Attorney Michael Sowyrda on behalf of Irene John et al requesting to amend the Official Zoning Map to relocate the zone line between Ormond St. and North Ashland St. southerly of its current location so that all of Lots 23, 24 and 54A shall be within the BL-1.0 zone.

 

††††††††† 75-94 ACCEPTED

 

††††††††† REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC SAFETY Upon the following Petitions: recommend Petitions be placed on file.

 

75.†††† Ronal Madnick, Executive Director, American Civil Liberties Union of Worcester County request the Worcester Police Department to stop listing on the Worcester Police Department's Home Page the photographs, names and addresses of individuals arrested for soliciting or engaging in "sex for a fee" who have not been convicted.

 

76.††††††††† Carlton A. Watson, Chair, The National Conference for Community and Justice request to appear before City Council on July 6, 1999 to discuss the position of The National Conference for Community and Justice, Worcester County Region on the topic of Police-Community relations.

 

77.††††††††† Kendrah Davis on behalf of the Rainbow Coalition request that one member of the Rainbow Coalition be allowed to speak regarding the incipient Civilian Review Board.

 

78.†††† James Martin et al request to establish a Civilian Review Board.

 

††††††††† REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC SAFETY Upon the following Communications of the City Manager: recommend Communications be placed on file.

 

79.††††††††† Transmitting communication relative to outsourcing of garage services.

 

80.††††††††† Transmitting communication relative to state accreditation process for the Worcester Police Department.

 

81.††††††††† Transmitting communication relative to equipment in use at the Worcester Police Department.

 

82.††††††††† Transmitting communication relative to utilizing additional community policing.

 

83.††††††††† Transmitting communication relative to complement of Police Officers.

 

84.††††††††† Transmitting communication relative to Police and Fire Codes.

 

85.††††††††† Transmitting communication relative to availability and cost of a Crime Mapping Technology System.

 

86.††††††††† Transmitting communication relative to the feasibility of leasing Police cruisers.

 

87.††††††††† Transmitting communication relative to Tag Day Solicitation.

 

88.††††††††† Transmitting communication relative to firearms manufacturing, sale, rental and leasing.

 

89.††††††††† Transmitting communication relative to businesses that manufacture, assemble and/or distribute/sell firearms.

 

90.††††††††† Transmitting communication relative to count of all uniform versus non-uniform Police personnel.

 

91.††††††††† Transmitting communication relative to grant funding for Police Officers in schools.

 

92.††††††††† Transmitting communication relative to Zero Tolerance activity.

 

93.††††††††† Transmitting communication relative to criteria for Zero Tolerance.

 

94.††††††††† Transmitting communication relative to the Bulletproof Vest Program - Year 2000 Award Notification.

 

TO BE ORDAINED

 

††††††††† 95 & 96 ORDAINED ON A ROLL CALL 11-0

 

95.††††††††† Amending Chapter 2 of the Revised Ordinances of 1996 be inserting a new section relative to Brownfields Tax Abatement Agreements.

 

96.††††††††† Amending the Worcester Zoning Ordinance adopted April 2, 1991 relative to allowing retail food sales in business and manufacturing zones.

 

TABLED ITEM - No Action Taken

 

97.††††††††† REPORT OF THE PLANNING BOARD Upon the Order of Councillor Paul P. Clancy, Jr. requesting approval of the attached Ordinance amending the Worcester Zoning Ordinance adopted April 2, 1991 relative to Non-Accessory Signs.(Tabled 6/13/2000)

 

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SCHEDULED MEETINGS OF THE STANDING COMMITTEES

 

 

SEPTEMBER 25, 2000††† REGIONAL AFFAIRS††† COUNCIL CHAMBER

††††††† 5:30 P.M.

 

 

SEPTEMBER 25, 2000††† TRAFFIC & PARKING†† COUNCIL CHAMBER

††††††† 6:30 P.M.

 

 

SEPTEMBER 26, 2000††††††† PUBLIC WORKS†††††††† COUNCIL CHAMBER

††††††† 6:00 P.M.

 

 

SEPTEMBER 26, 2000†††††††† COMMERCE &†††††††††† ROOM 310

††††††† 6:00 P.M.†††††††††††††††††††††† DEVELOPMENT†††††††† CITY HALL

††††††††††††† Re:Certified Project Application for BASF Bioresearch Corp.

 

 

OCTOBER 4, 2000††††††††††††††† MUNICIPAL††††††††††††† COUNCIL CHAMBER

††††††† 5:00 P.M.††††††††††††††††††††††† OPERATIONS

 

 

OCTOBER 4, 2000††††††††††† PUBLIC SERVICE &†††† COUNCIL CHAMBER

††††††† 6:00 P.M.††††††††††††††††††† TRANSPORTATION