CITY OF WORCESTER
CITY CLERK DEPARTMENT
JOURNAL OF THE CITY COUNCIL – MARCH 6, 2001
1. INVOCATION – Sister Marie Prefontaine, Director
Office for Ethnic Ministries
Diocese of Worcester
2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE/STAR SPANGLED BANNER
3. ROLL CALL
HEARING AND ORDER – 7:00 P.M.
4. CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS for a conduit location on: HOPE AVE.
4a. Granting permission to CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS for a conduit location on: HOPE AVE.
ORDINANCE COMMITTEE HEARING – 7:00 P.M.
5. REPORT OF THE PLANNING BOARD Upon the Petition of Matthew Stepanski, Jr., President, CMIME, Inc. requesting to amend the City of Worcester Zoning Map by changing the current RS-7 zoning designation for property northerly of Shore Dr. to MG-1.0 by relocating the existing MG-1.0 zoning boundary line.
6. Report of the City Manager relative to the status of Union Station development, including but not limited to: 1) Intermodal transportation; 2) Parking garage; 3) Washington Square traffic configuration; 4) Development inside Union Station; 5) Development outside Union Station.
7. Order – Request City Manager report to City Council regarding how the decision by the Department of Environmental Protection judge affects the Vocational High School accreditation. (Petty, Murray)
8. Order – Request City Manager report to City Council on all costs incurred, both directly and indirectly, in relation to the siting of the Vocational High School at Bell Hill, including staff time, legal fees and public school costs. (Petty, Murray)
9. Order – Request City Manager to provide a report concerning options for the proposed Vocational School at the Bell Hill site. (Perotto)
10. ITEMS OF CITIZEN INTEREST
10a. ITEMS OF DEPARTMENTAL OR EMPLOYEE INTEREST
11 TO PLANNING BOARD
11. Philip J. Niddrie, Chief Development Officer on behalf of the Planning Board requesting an amendment to the Worcester Zoning Ordinance adopted April 2, 1991 relative to Body Art Establishments.
12. Jose Zayas request to speak before the City Council at its March 6, 2001 meeting requesting that taxi medallions be increased from 108 to unlimited licensing.
Thomas R. Hoover
City Council Calendar for March 6, 2001
1. NON-CITY COUNCIL CONFIRMATION:
A. Notification of Constable appointments.
2. CITY COUNCIL CONFIRMATION:
5. BUDGET OFFICE:
7. ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT:
A. Communication relative to Union Station Security.
B. Communication relative to Compliance Status of All Outstanding TIF’s.
C. Communication relative to a Copy of the Agreement between the City of Worcester and the Worcester Marketing Corporation.
D. Communication relative to Monthly Report Regarding Progress at Union Station/Washington Square.
8. ELDER AFFAIRS:
9. ELECTION COMMISSION:
10. EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT SERVICES:
11. EMPLOYMENT & TRAINING:
A. Communication relative to Investigated Structure Fires – Year 2000.
B. Request that the donation on behalf of the North Worcester Business Association, the Webster Square Business Association, the Grafton Hill Business Association, the Martin Luther King Jr. Business Empowerment Center, the popular Aerosmith rock band and the Board of Directors of the Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce, in the amount of $6,000.00 to be used toward the purchase of two defibrillators, be accepted with gratitude.
C. Communication relative to Massachusetts Communities that have Installed Defibrillators in Public Buildings.
13. HUMAN RESOURCES:
14. HUMAN RIGHTS:
15. INFORMATION SERVICES:
A. Communication relative to Ordinance that Penalizes Underage Purchasers of Tobacco.
17. LICENSE COMMISSION:
18. NEIGHBORHOOD SERVICES:
A. Communication relative to Census 2000 Re-precincting.
B. Communication relative to the recent incident at 141 Chandler Street.
19. PARKS, RECREATION & CEMETERY:
21. PUBLIC HEALTH & CODE ENFORCEMENT
A. Communication relative to Developing a Plan to Spray in the City of Worcester in 2001 Against Mosquito Deposits
B. Communication relative to Number of Cats Housed in the City of Worcester.
C. Notification of Inspector of Animals.
22. PUBLIC LIBRARY:
23. PUBLIC SCHOOLS:
24. PUBLIC WORKS:
A. Communication relative to Right Turn Lane Markings/Signs at Intersection of Lake Avenue and Belmont Street.
B. Communication relative to Hope Cemetery Composting Site and the Search for an Alternate Site.
27. VETERANS’ SERVICES:
A. Recommend that One Hundred Eighty Five Thousand Eight Hundred Nineteen Dollars ($185,819.00) be transferred from Account #330-40 Reserve for Appropriation, 1% Federal Reimbursement and appropriated to the following accounts:
DEPARTMENT ACCOUNT DOLLAR
NAME NUMBER AMOUNT
Purchasing 600-91099 $ 47,425.00
Auditing 650-91099 49,125.00
Human Resources 170-91099 1,208.00
Information Services 680-91099 25,716.00
Treasury 660-91099 31,997.50
City Manager 040-91099 27,722.50
City Manager 040-92099 125.00
Information Services 680-92099 2,500.00
to provide funds for the purpose of providing indirect services related to certain Federal and State Grants.
B. Recommend that Three Million Ten Thousand Dollars ($3,010,000.00) be transferred from Account #91C755, Library Rehabilitation, and appropriated to Account #55C702, Library Rehabilitation/Construction, for the purpose of paying obligations for the General Contractor, Architectural, Hazardous Abatement and other miscellaneous charges for the rehabilitation of the Worcester Public Library, as approved in the Capital Improvement Program.
C. Recommend that One Thousand and Seven Dollars ($1,007.00) be transferred from Account #330-07, Reserve for Appropriation Damage Settlement, and appropriated to Account #550-92000, Public Library Ordinary Maintenance, to purchase books and audiovisual materials. This fund represents reimbursements from individuals for damage and lost library materials.
D. Recommend that One Million Three Hundred Forty Five Thousand Four Hundred Fifty Two Dollars ($1,345,452.00) be transferred from Account #04T802, Capital Campaign Account , and appropriated to Account #55T614, Worcester Public Library Donations Account, to forward fund new equipment necessary for the opening of Worcester’s new public library.
14. David J. Rushford, City Clerk transmitting communication relative to the process for citizen participation before City Councils in the cities of Leominster, Fitchburg and Springfield.
15. David J. Rushford, City Clerk transmitting communication relative to establishing a procedure that notifies citizens of the process that will be followed after a petition is first submitted to City Council.
16. David J. Rushford, City Clerk transmitting communication relative to how matters introduced at Council meetings under Suspension of Rules are added to and made part of the official record of the City Council.
17. RECESS TO FINANCE & ORDINANCE:
a) #5A CM January 23, 2001
Communication of the City Manager transmitting communication relative to the City Manager’s Contingency Account.
b) #24E CM January 23, 2001
Communication of the City Manager transmitting communication relative to Snow Deficit FY2001.
18. Communication of the City Manager requesting City Council adoption of an Ordinance amending the Salary Ordinance of August 20, 1996 relative to Occupational Group DH.
19. 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 May 30, 2000)
20. Order – Request Rules Committee to review the procedure used by City Council for election of individuals to the Library Board of Trustees. (Abraham) (Tabled December 29, 2000)
21. Order – Request City Manager report on the decision to not place a polling location within Great Brook Valley and Curtis Apartments until 2003. (Gomez, Irish, Nadeau, Patton, Clancy, Perotto, Murray,
Petty) (Tabled February 27, 2001)
22. Resolution – That the Worcester City Council go on record requesting the Election Commission to take whatever steps are necessary to insure that the polling site for Ward 2, Precinct 5 goes back into Great Brook Valley prior to the next election. (Gomez) (Tabled February 27, 2001)
MARCH 5, 2001 COMMERCE & COUNCIL CHAMBER
6:00 P.M. DEVELOPMENT
MARCH 6, 2001 PUBLIC SAFETY COUNCIL CHAMBER
Re: Statute Establishing an Age Limit of 32 for Entry
to the Positions of Firefighter and Police Officer
6:00 P.M. – View – Parks Department Building, 50 Skyline Dr.
6:30 P.M. – Meeting in Meeting Room B
MARCH 14, 2001 TRAFFIC & PARKING COUNCIL CHAMBER
6:00-7:30 P.M. – Final Review of the Washington Square Reconfiguration
by URS Corporation
7:30 P.M – Regular Meeting