CITY OF WORCESTER

CITY CLERK DEPARTMENT

JOURNAL OF THE CITY COUNCIL MARCH 12, 2002

7:00 P.M.

Convened: 7:07 P.M.

Recessed for Executive Session: 8:35 P.M.

Reconvened: 9:31 P.M.

Adjourned: 9:31 P.M.

 

 

1. INVOCATION - Major Mary Ellen MacKay

Quinsigamond Salvation Army

 

2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE/STAR SPANGLED BANNER

 

3. ROLL CALL - All Councillors present except for Councillor Gomez who arrived at 7:09 P.M.

 

4. The City Council will meet Executive Session to discuss contract language as it pertains to health insurance as a collective bargaining issue. (Motion - Lukes - In City Council March 5, 2002)

Recessed to Executive Session at 8:35 P.M. on roll call vote of

11 - 0

 

RECESSED HEARINGS & ORDERS - 7:00 P.M.

 

5 - 14 Hearings Held

 

5. CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS for a conduit location on: WOODLAND STREET. (Attachments)

 

6. CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS for a conduit location on: VERNON STREET. (Attachments)

 

7. CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS for a conduit location on: MAIN STREET. (Attachments)

 

8. CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS for a conduit location on: SOUTHBRIDGE STREET. (Attachments)

 

9. CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS for a conduit location on: SOUTHBRIDGE STREET. (Attachments)

 

10. CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS for a conduit location on: RUSSELL STREET. (Attachments)

 

11. CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS for a conduit location on: GARDNER STREET. (Attachments)

 

12. CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS for a conduit location on: IRVING STREET. (Attachments)

 

13. CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS for a conduit location on: LAGRANGE STREET. (Attachments)

 

14. CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS for a conduit location on: QUINSIGAMOND PLACE. (Attachments)

 

15 Tabled

 

15. VERIZON NEW ENGLAND, INC. for underground conduits on: SOUTHBRIDGE STREET. (Attachments)

 

5a - 14a ORDERS ADOPTED

 

5a. Granting permission to CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS for a conduit location on: WOODLAND STREET.

 

6a. Granting permission to CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS for a conduit location on: VERNON STREET.

 

7a. Granting permission to CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS for a conduit location on: MAIN STREET.

 

8a. Granting permission to CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS for a conduit location on: SOUTHBRIDGE STREET.

 

9a. Granting permission to CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS for a conduit location on: SOUTHBRIDGE STREET.

 

10a. Granting permission to CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS for a conduit location on: RUSSELL STREET.

 

11a. Granting permission to CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS for a conduit location on: GARDNER STREET.

 

12a. Granting permission to CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS for a conduit location on: IRVING STREET.

 

13a. Granting permission to CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS for a conduit location on: LAGRANGE STREET.

 

14a. Granting permission to CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS for a conduit location on: QUINSIGAMOND PLACE.

 

15a Tabled

 

15a. Granting permission to VERIZON NEW ENGLAND, INC. for underground conduits on: SOUTHBRIDGE STREET.

 

HEARINGS & ORDERS - 7:00 P.M.

 

16- 25 Hearings Held

 

16. MASSACHUSETTS ELECTRIC for a conduit location on: COPPAGE DRIVE. (Attachments)

 

Councillor Haller recused on roll call vote 10-0

17. CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS for a conduit location on: MAY STREET. (Attachments)

 

18. CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS for a conduit location on: WOODLAND STREET. (Attachments)

 

19. CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS for a conduit location on: HARVARD STREET. (Attachments)

 

20. CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS for a conduit location on: HIGHLAND STREET. (Attachments)

 

21. CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS for a conduit location on: BEACON STREET. (Attachments)

 

22. CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS for a conduit location on: PLANTATION STREET. (Attachments)

 

23. CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS for a conduit location on: FRUIT STREET. (Attachments)

 

24. CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS for a conduit location on: RUSSELL STREET. (Attachments)

 

25. CLARK UNIVERSITY for an electrical duct bank across: HAWTHORNE STREET. (Attachments)

 

16a - 25a ORDERS ADOPTED

 

16a. Granting permission to MASSACHUSETTS ELECTRIC for a conduit location on: COPPAGE DRIVE.

 

Councillor Haller recused on roll call 10-0

17a. Granting permission to CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS for a conduit location on: MAY STREET.

 

18a. Granting permission to CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS for a conduit location on: WOODLAND STREET.

 

19a. Granting permission to CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS for a conduit location on: HARVARD STREET.

 

20a. Granting permission to CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS for a conduit location on: HIGHLAND STREET.

 

21a. Granting permission to CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS for a conduit location on: BEACON STREET.

 

22a. Granting permission to CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS for a conduit location on: PLANTATION STREET.

 

23a. Granting permission to CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS for a conduit location on: FRUIT STREET.

 

24a. Granting permission to CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS for a conduit location on: RUSSELL STREET.

 

25a. Granting permission to CLARK UNIVERSITY for an electrical duct bank across: HAWTHORNE STREET.

26. ITEMS OF CITIZEN INTEREST

 

26a. ITEMS OF DEPARTMENTAL OR EMPLOYEE INTEREST

PETITIONS

27 & 28 REFERRED TO PUBLIC WORKS COMMITTEE

 

27. Frances Lish request Department of Public Works to install sidewalks from 25 through 31 Beechmont St., as soon as possible. (Attachments)

 

28. Jennifer Prizio request sidewalk repair in front of 36 Stoneland Rd. (Attachments)

 

29 - 31 REFERRED TO TRAFFIC & PARKING COMMITTEE

 

29. Norma Gonzalez request handicap parking sign at 127 Eastern Ave. (Attachments)

 

30. Councillor Michael C. Perotto on behalf of John Pakula request installation of one handicap parking space in front of 84 June St. (Attachments)

 

31. Louis & Luella DeFalco request handicap parking on the corner of Seward & Wilson Street. (Attachments)

 

32 & 33 HEARINGS SET FOR MARCH 19, 2002 - 7:00 P.M.

 

32. CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS for a conduit and cable location on: AITCHISON STREET. (Attachments)

 

33. CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS for a conduit and cable location on: PLANTATION STREET. (Attachments)

 

34. Alexander Drapos, Esq. on behalf of Mr. & Mrs. Ramsey Barrett request that the City Council either vote to deny the proposed zoning change or alternately vote to amend and adopt the proposed change in a manner that coincides with the Worcester Planning Board's intent to allow the petitioner to proceed with his planned development of Lot 38 in the vicinity of North Lake Ave. and Teconnett Path. (Attachments) Petitioner Spoke - Taken with #88 CC - Leave to withdraw. Councillor Lukes recused on roll call of 10-0

 

CHAIRMAN'S ORDERS

 

35 - 39 FROM COMMERCE & DEVELOPMENT - Adopted

Except 37 & 39

 

35. Request Commissioner of Public Works provide the City Council with data concerning the amount and type of vehicular and pedestrian accidents at Washington Square in the last several years. (Attachments)

 

36. Request Commissioner of Public Works to forward to the City Council any engineering reports concerning the underground infrastructure in Washington Square. (Attachments)

 

37. Request City Manager provide the City Council with a pedestrian-friendly roadway plan for Washington Square that includes a roundabout pointing towards the southerly portal. (Attachments)

Tabled to be First Item of Business March 26, 2002

 

38. Request City Manager provide the City Council with a map that would illustrate where additional commuter parking might be located in the Franklin Street area that was referenced by the Administration. (Attachments)

 

39. Request City Manager provide the City Council with a roadway plan for Washington Square using the area immediately to the west side of Union Station for bus ports, siting the construction of a garage underneath the I-290 overpass at the corner of Shrewsbury St. and Grafton St. and also aligns Franklin St. for possible future two-way traffic pattern. (Attachments)

 

Tabled to be First Item of Business March 26, 2002

 

40 - 42 FROM HEALTH - Adopted

 

40. Request City Manager's Commission on Homelessness to report to the City Council on improving the accountabilities for the proposed men's shelter/multi-purpose center. (Attachments)

41. Request Administration provide the City Council with their plans regarding the absolute maximum overnight capacity for the proposed men's shelter/multi-purpose center. (Attachments)

 

42. Request City Council to accept the Report of the Commission on Homelessness concerning the siting and relocation process and the proposed design for the new men's shelter/multi-purpose center. (Attachments)

 

43 FROM MILITARY AFFAIRS - Adopted

 

43. Request Worcester Veterans' Council to provide the Office of Veterans' Services with any detailed information they have concerning the neighborhood honor rolls. (Attachments)

 

44 - 49 FROM PUBLIC WORKS - Adopted

 

44. Request City Manager to explain to the City Council why there is no response from the Administration at Public Works Committee meetings concerning progress of work at City Hall. (Attachments)

 

45. Request Commissioner of Public Works to report to the City Council concerning the opening of space at the DPW yard and the existing area on Fantasia Drive to be set aside for public parking. (Attachments)

 

46. Request Parks Commissioner report to the City Council concerning the connection between the movement of the leaf mulching site to the creation of a city tree farm. (Attachments)

 

47. Request City Solicitor report to the City Council whether a change in the curbside trash collection program may be enacted to expand the current programs to include collections from all owner-occupied residential units. (Attachments)

 

48. Request City Solicitor report to the City Council regarding the current litigation concerning trash pick-up from condominium units across Massachusetts. (Attachments)

 

49. Request Commissioner of Public Works to investigate whether the builder of homes along the private portion of Joseph St. has returned the street to the condition it was in before he/she entered this public way. (Attachments)

 

50 - 59 FROM TRAFFIC & PARKING EXCEPT #56 -Adopted

 

50. Request Commissioner of Public Works to review and recommend safety improvements including the installation of a guardrail at the intersection of Salisbury St., Flagg St. and Willowbrook Rd. (Attachments)

 

51. Request Police Chief install speeding surveillance in Salisbury St. near the intersection of Flagg St. and Willowbrook Rd. (Attachments)

 

52. Request Administration report to the City Council concerning any condition requiring the construction of a sidewalk that may have been required of the Big Y Supermarket for the frontage of their newly opened market in the Mayfield St. neighborhood. (Attachments)

 

53. Request Administration provide the City Council with alternatives that might be employed across the City in place of the authorization from the Great and General Court allowing for the installation of speed humps in the public streets. (Attachments)

 

54. Request Administration provide the City Council with a status report on the grant application that, if awarded, would subsidize commuter rail parking at the Worcester Common Outlets mall garage. (Attachments)

 

55. Request Administration provide the City Council with a year-end report assessing the winter parking ban with any recommendations to add any streets to the permanent winter parking ban. (Attachments)

 

56 FROM LEGISLATIVE AFFAIRS - Adopted

 

56. Request City Manager provide the City Council with quarterly updates on the list of projects, legislation and funding requests also being provided to our state legislative representatives. (Attachments)

 

57. Request Commissioner of Public Works to recommend to the City Council any traffic calming efforts that might make safer the intersection of Chester and Parkton Streets. (Attachments)

 

58. Request the Commissioner of Public Works post corner clearance signs at 34 Plantation St. at the corner of Village St. (Attachments)

 

59. Request City Manager notify State Senator Guy Glodis and State Representatives Vincent Pedone and John Fresolo of the City's need to gain assistance in funding the installation of traffic signal at the intersection of Hamilton St. with Lake Ave. (Attachments)

 

ORDERS

 

60. Request Administration report on the demolition permits granted since January 2000 listing the location, type of structure and owner. (Lukes) (Attachments)

 

Councillor Lukes moved to amend: Request report within 30 days. Order adopted, as amended

 

61. Request Administration report on the statistics for the infant mortality rate in Worcester for the past five years, including the racial/ethnic categories listed in the state's statistics and the reasons for the city rate. (Lukes) (Attachments)

 

Adopted

 

62. Request City Council include itself as a participant in any furlough program in the event that city employees participate in this fiscal year. (Lukes, Perotto, Haller, Abraham, Palmieri, Irish, Patton, Gomez, Clancy, Murray, Petty) (Attachments)

 

Order adopted on roll call 11-0

 

63. Consistent with Administration's request that city employee bargaining units postpone any salary increases to be effective July 1, 2002 until the end of the FY 03, the Administration be and is hereby requested to similarly forego requesting salary increases for department heads, if any until the end of FY 03 in this year's budget request. (Irish, Lukes, Murray, Haller, Petty, Gomez, Perotto, Palmieri) (Attachments)

 

Adopted

 

64. Request Administration provide the City Council with information whether park land and/or land under the jurisdiction of the Worcester Public Schools was taken along the frontage road joining Lincoln and Burncoat Streets, and further, request that copies of any written administrative approvals, agreements and/or deed transfers be provided the City Council, and further, if this land was transferred to the Commonwealth, request that the amount of the purchase be stated. (Palmieri) (Attachments)

 

Adopted

 

65. Request Commissioner of Public Works to conduct a review of the traffic counts and the speed of vehicles in the vicinity of Lincoln Park Tower, 11 Lake Ave., and recommend if a traffic signal would improve pedestrian and motor vehicle safety. (Palmieri) (Attachments)

 

Councillor Palmieri moved to amend: Request Administration. Order adopted as amended

 

66. Request Administration provide the City Council, within thirty (30) days, with an update on the development of student housing with the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. (Murray, Perotto) (Attachments)

 

Mayor Murray moved to amend: To remove Councillor Perotto as an author. Order adopted, as amended

 

66a. To amend the Report of the Planning Board to exclude Lot #32 from the zone change relative to #88 of the Clerk's Calendar of March 12, 2002 requesting a zone change in the area of Teconnett Path. (Attachments) Motion Palmieri @ #88 CC - Councillor Lukes recused on roll call 10-0 Order adopted on roll call 10-0. Taken with #88 CC & # 34 CC

 

66b. Request Administration to report to the City Council concerning the 1997 Worcester Redevelopment Authority's document detailing the costs of the south portal between Washington Square and Worcester Center Boulevard. (Attachments) Suspension of Rules - Perotto - Order Adopted

66c. Request Administration report on any discussions held with the Age Center regarding it's relocation and if it is not too late, to encourage them to co-locate in the Senior Center facilities. (Attachments) Suspension of Rules - Irish - Order adopted

 

66d. Request Administration report on the location of the medical records of the former Worcester City Hospital. (Attachments) Suspension of Rules - Irish - Order Adopted

 

COMMUNICATIONS

 

67. Thomas R. Hoover, City Manager transmitting communication relative to conduit locations for Charter Communications and Verizon New England. (Attachments)

 

Placed on file

 

68. Thomas R. Hoover, City Manager transmitting communication relative to MCAS After School Programs. (Attachments)

 

Referred to Youth, Parks & Recreation Committee

 

69. James Delsignore, City Auditor transmitting Auditors' Report - January 31, 2002. (Attachments)

 

Referred to Municipal Operations Committee

 

70. Fred Baus, Colleges of Worcester Consortium, Inc. transmitting copy of the Consortium's latest economic impact study, Discover the Intellectual Capital of Central Massachusetts. (Attachments)

 

Referred to Education Committee

 

71. Gregg McBride, LSP, Principal, GZA Geoenvironmental, Inc. transmitting communication relative to the submission of Phase IV for the property located at 80 Ballard St. (Attachments)

 

Placed on file

 

CHAIRMAN'S RESOLUTIONS

 

72 & 73 FROM MILITARY AFFAIRS - Adopted

 

72. That the City Council supports legislation being proposed to require medical schools to provide services to United States Veterans. (Attachments)

 

73. That the City Council go on record recognizing the efforts made by the Administration in continuing to provide benefits to City of Worcester employees and dependents while the employee is on active military status. (Attachments)

 

RESOLUTION

 

73a. The City Council be and hereby endorses a process that allows for open discussion and revisiting of the Washington Square/Union Station Redesign Plan with a clear understanding of what our mission is. (Attachments) Suspension of Rules - Haller - Resolution adopted on voice vote

 

74. RECESS TO FINANCE & ORDINANCE: No Action Taken

 

FINANCE

 

a) #4B CM June 19, 2001

 

Communication of the City Manager relative to Breakdown of New Growth Figures over the past ten years. (Attachments)

b) #5A CM January 29, 2002

 

Communication of the City Manager relative to the local aid figures included in the Governor's Budget for the City of Worcester for Fiscal 2003. (Attachments)

 

c) #96 CC February 26, 2002

 

James A. DelSignore, City Auditor transmitting progress report on the status of the City's finances for the fiscal year that ends June 30, 2002. (Attachments)

d) #5A CM February 26, 2002

Communication relative to Financial Projections FY03. (Attachments)

 

 

REPORTS

 

75 & 76 ACCEPTED

 

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

 

75. Transmitting communication relative to Henry Lee Willis Center/Survey on Needle Exchange. (Attachments)

 

76. Transmitting communication relative to Status Report concerning the work of the Task Force studying the issue of the transmission of AIDS and HIV reduction. (Attachments)

77 - 79 ACCEPTED & ORDERS ADOPTED

 

77. REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON MILITARY AFFAIRS Upon the Petition of Mayor Raymond V. Mariano on behalf of Evelyn LaPointe request to erect a WWII Memorial monument in honor of Richard Babin at the petitioner's expense: recommend adoption of the accompanying order . (Attachments)

 

78. REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON MILITARY AFFAIRS Upon the Petition of Councillor Dennis L. Irish on behalf of Philip Callahan and William Kelleher request that a Veteran's Memorial be installed at the corner of Haviland and Highland Streets in honor of Sargent Robert S. Matern, U.S.M.C. killed in action June 1, 1967, Republic of Vietnam. Sargent Matern was awarded the Silver Star posthumously January 29, 1968: recommend adoption of the accompanying order. (Attachments)

 

79. REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON MILITARY AFFAIRS Upon the Petition of Jack McLemore requesting the City of Worcester to designate the four miles of Route 146 from Route 122A in Millbury to I-290 in Worcester on the new Mass. Turnpike Interchange to be known as the Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge, Central Mass. Chapter Highway in honor of the veterans from Central Mass. who participated in that battle: recommend adoption of the accompanying order that the four-mile section of Route 146, the Blackstone Parkway, from state Route 122A to Brosnihan Square be named the Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge Highway, and further that the Administration work with the members of the Great and General Court to have this designation enacted. (Attachments)

 

80 - 86 ACCEPTED

 

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

80. Transmitting communication relative to Federal Department of Labor 4C Veteran Specific Employment and Training Funding. (Attachments)

 

81. Transmitting communication relative to list of all neighborhood memorials and monuments. (Attachments)

 

82. Transmitting communication relative to expanding out-patient clinic in Worcester to a full fledged medical facility. (Attachments)

 

83. Transmitting communication relative to veterans living in the Central Mass. area. (Attachments)

 

84. Transmitting communication relative to the status of City employees called to active duty. (Attachments)

 

85. Transmitting communication relative to real estate tax credit on homes for veterans on active duty, who reside in Worcester. (Attachments)

 

86. Transmitting communication relative to adding the name of P.F.C. Henry R. Birtz to the plaque of his brother Louis located at Hamilton St. and Coburn Ave. (Attachments)

 

87 REFERRED TO LAND USE COMMITTEE

 

87. REPORT OF THE PLANNING BOARD Upon the Order of Councillor Stephen Patton request to eliminate duplexes as an allowed use in RS-7 and RL-7. (Attachments)

 

88 VOTED TO ADVERTISE PROPOSED ORDINANCE AS AMENDED TO EXCLUDE LOT #32 ON ROLL CALL 10 - 0 Councillor Lukes recused on roll call 10-0 ( See #66a CC)

 

88. REPORT OF THE PLANNING BOARD Upon the Report of the Ordinance Committee upon the Petition of Attorney Donald O'Neil on behalf of John Zinkevich to amend the City of Worcester Zoning Map by extending the RL-7 zone northerly from the center of Teconnett Path to the rear lot lines of properties fronting on the north side of Teconnett Path from BO-2.0 to RL-7. (Attachments)

 

89 - 96 ACCEPTED & ORDERS ADOPTED ON ROLL CALL 11-0 EXCEPT #91

 

89. REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Report of the Planning Board upon the Petition of Brian Tangney, Protech Builders, Inc. request to accept as public Allison Circle: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order authorizing the City Solicitor to prepare necessary Orders to make public Allison Circle. (Attachments)

 

90. REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Report of the Planning Board upon the Petition of Brian Tangney, Protech Builders, Inc. request to accept as public Adelaide Circle: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order authorizing the City Solicitor to prepare necessary Orders to make public Adelaide Circle. (Attachments)

 

91. REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Report of the Planning Board upon the Petition of Brian Tangney, Protech Builders, Inc. request to accept as public Matteo St.: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order authorizing the City Solicitor to prepare necessary Orders to make public Matteo St. (Attachments)

Accepted & Order Adopted on roll call 10-0 Councillor Perotto recused on roll call 10 - 0

 

92. REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Report of the Planning Board upon the Petition of Craig Kinney to install sanitary sewer on Martha Ave. from either Burncoat St. or Thornton Rd.: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order to recommend City Manager to appropriate $58,000.00 for the construction of approximately 320' of sanitary and surface sewer in Martha Ave. (Attachments)

 

93. REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Report of the Planning Board upon the Petition of Michael Dillon request to have city sewer on Breeze Dr.: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order to recommend City Manager to appropriate $48,000.00 for the construction of approximately 400' of sanitary and surface sewer in Breeze Dr. (Attachments)

 

94. REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Report of the Planning Board upon the Petition of Cherie Dupont & Ruth Rollins request City of Worcester to extend sanitary and surface sewers to serve our homes at 7 & 9 Wigwam Hill Dr.: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order to recommend City Manager to appropriate $68,000.00 for the construction of approximately 675' of sanitary and surface sewer at 7 & 9 Wigwam Hill Dr. (Attachments)

 

95. REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Irwin Kwiat, Esq., Attorney for Vincent Gencarelli request abatement of street betterment assessment #24383 in the amount of $16,324.93 for Barnstable Rd.: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order to abate to $3,813.35. (Attachments)

 

96. REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Joseph A. & Mary M. Salo request abatement for street betterment assessment #24380 in the amount of $8,805.19 for Barnstable Rd.: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order to abate to $6,571.04. (Attachments)

 

97 - 106 ACCEPTED & ORDERS ADOPTED

 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the following Petitions requesting street resurfacing: recommend adoption of the accompanying Orders.

 

97. Tanya DeJong et al request Home St. be resurfaced. (Attachments)

 

98. Mayor Raymond V. Mariano on behalf of Walter Sharkus request Department of Public Works resurface Gifford Dr., where needed, as soon as possible. (Attachments)

 

99. Mayor Raymond V. Mariano on behalf of Walter Sharkus request Department of Public Works resurface Alexander Rd., where needed, as soon as possible. (Attachments)

 

100. Mayor Raymond V. Mariano on behalf of Walter Sharkus request Department of Public Works resurface Judson Rd., where needed, as soon as possible. (Attachments)

 

101. Councillor Janice L. Nadeau request Department of Public Works resurface Hacker St. (Attachments)

 

102. Councillor Paul P. Clancy Jr. request resurfacing of Pilgrim Ave. from Grafton St. to it's dead end section. (Attachments)

 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the following Petitions requesting sidewalk repair: recommend adoption of the accompanying Orders.

 

103. Arthur Porcaro et al request sidewalk repair at 232, 234, 241, 247, 250, 252, and 254 Pilgrim Ave. (Attachments)

 

104. Janice Laperle request sidewalk repair at 36 Crystal St. (Attachments)

 

105. Tanya DeJong et al request sidewalk repair on odd side of Home St. (Attachments)

 

106. Councillor Janice L. Nadeau requesting Department of Public Works repair sidewalk on Hacker St. (Attachments)

 

107 - 112 ACCEPTED

 

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

 

107. Transmitting communication relative to locations of Sanitary and Surface Sewers in the Chester Street/West Chester Street Neighborhood. (Attachments)

 

108. Transmitting communication relative to supervision of plowing contractors. (Attachments)

 

109. Transmitting communication relative to Town of Holden Sewerage Tie-In. (Attachments)

 

110. REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Councillor Stephen Patton request resurfacing of public portion of West Chester St.: recommend Petitioner be given leave to withdraw. (Attachments)

 

111. REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Report of the Planning Board upon the Petition of Lawrence Giffee et al request City sewers on Chester St. from #25 to #44.: recommend Petitioner be given leave to withdraw. (Attachments)

 

112. REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Report of the Planning Board upon the Petition of Ben & Angelique Carlson requesting to make public Dewar Dr.: recommend Report and Petition be denied. (Attachments)

 

113 - 122 ACCEPTED & ORDERS ADOPTED

 

113. REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC & PARKING Upon the Petition of Arlene Carlson request traffic light at Hamilton St. and Lake Ave: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order requesting City Manager to provide funds for the installation of a traffic signal at the intersection of Hamilton St. and Lake Ave. (Attachments)

 

114. REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC & PARKING Upon the Petition of Councillor Timothy P. Murray on behalf of Julie Bernstein et al request full traffic signalization at intersection of Salisbury St., Flagg St. and Willowbrook Lane: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order requesting City Manager to provide funds for the installation of a traffic signal at the intersection of Salisbury St., Flagg St. and Willowbrook Lane. (Attachments)

 

115. REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC & PARKING Upon the Petition of Nancy Stassi et al request traffic signal in the vicinity of the Northworks Building on Grove St.: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order requesting Commissioner of Public Works to install traffic calming posts, additional crosswalk signage and enhanced crosswalks in front of 108 Grove St. (Attachments)

 

116. REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC & PARKING Upon the Petition of Councillor Janice L. Nadeau requesting all crosswalks on Main St. be repainted and in particular the one near Marble St.: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order requesting Commissioner of Public Works to repaint crosswalks on Main St. at Marble St. (Attachments)

 

117. REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC & PARKING Upon the Petition of Kathleen Convery request speed limit signs for Utica Dr.: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order requesting Commissioner of Public Works to install "Thickly Settled" with 30 m.p.h. speed advisory signs attached on each end of Utica Dr. (Attachments)

 

118. REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC & PARKING Upon the Petition of Councillor Konstantina B. Lukes on behalf of Albert Belmonte request a report regarding illegal parking in a handicap space at 264 Shrewsbury St.: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order requesting Police Chief to report to the City Council concerning allegations of tow vehicles in handicap parking spaces in Shrewsbury Street. (Attachments)

 

119. REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC & PARKING Upon the Petition of Stacy Mattioli, Cutler Real Estate Management request to have two bus stop signs located near Halcyon Hill Condominium be moved closer to the entrance of Country Club Blvd.: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order requesting Commissioner of Public Works to relocate two bus stops located in St. Nicholas Ave. near intersection with Halcyon Dr. (Attachments)

 

120. REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC & PARKING Upon the Petition of Robert LePage request to have bus stop installed on Salem St. by entrance to Worcester Public Library: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order to install bus stop at entrance to Worcester Public Library. (Attachments)

 

121. REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC & PARKING Upon the Petition of Councillor Stephen Abraham on behalf of Maria Mercado request the installation of a crosswalk in May St. at the Big Y Supermarket to assist pedestrians to safely cross the street: recommend adoption of the two accompanying Orders requesting Commissioner of Public Works to paint new crosswalk across May St. at the Big Y Supermarket and install advanced "Pedestrian Crossing" signs on May St. at the Big Y Supermarket. (Attachments)

 

122. REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC & PARKING Upon the Petition of Mark Kalil request Blind Driveway sign in front of 8 Adams St.: recommend adoption of the two accompanying Orders requesting Commissioner of Public Works to install "Thickly Settled" signs and "School Zone" signs on Adams St. (Attachments)

 

123 - 138 ACCEPTED & VOTED TO ADVERTISE PROPOSED ORDINANCES

 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC & PARKING Upon the following Petitions requesting handicap parking: recommend passage of the accompanying proposed Ordinances.

 

123. Ralph Cobb request handicap parking in front of 86 Lakewood St. (Attachments)

 

124. Janina Goclowski request handicap parking in front of 16 Jefferson St. (Attachments)

 

125. Walter Parzych et al request handicap parking in front of 31 Euclid Ave. (Attachments)

 

126. Clara Clark request handicap parking in front of 11 Shepard St. (Attachments)

 

127. Councillor Paul P. Clancy Jr. on behalf of Nancy Galvin request handicap parking at 178 Vernon St. (Attachments)

 

128. Emily Hunte request handicap parking in front of 319 Lovell St. (Attachments)

 

129. Councillor Michael Perotto on behalf of Edward Tomaiolo requesting handicap parking in front of 11 Shamrock St. (Attachments)

 

130. Olga Yoranis et al request handicap parking in front of 76 Townsend St. (Attachments)

 

131. Alice Nguyen request handicap parking sign at 40 Newbury St. (Attachments)

 

132. Councillor Michael C. Perotto on behalf of Michael Bisceglia request handicap parking in front of 17 Prentice St. (Attachments)

133. Alissa Brosnan request handicap parking in front of 12 Loring St. (Attachments)

 

134. Maritza Velazquez request handicap parking in front of 34 Newbury St. (Attachments)

 

135. Matteo & Eleanor Campaniello request that all parking in front of 53 Chilmark St. be reserved for handicap parking. (Attachments)

 

136. REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC & PARKING Upon the Petition of Susan Shahbazi request resident permit parking on Hooper St.: recommend passage of the accompanying proposed Ordinance. (Attachments)

 

137. REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC & PARKING Upon the Petition of Sandra Katz, Realty Systems Management request one No Parking sign be placed in front of 32 Cedar St. to allow the rubbish removal truck to be able to get into the parking lot.: recommend passage of the accompanying proposed Ordinance. (Attachments)

 

138. REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC & PARKING Upon the Petition of Cheryl Oliveri, General Manager of Central Mass. Convention & Visitors Bureau request to remove two parking meters (#921 & #922) from the east side of 30 Worcester Center Boulevard and replace with a 30 minute parking area: recommend passage of the accompanying proposed Ordinance. (Attachments)

 

139 - 169 ACCEPTED

 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC & PARKING Upon the following Petitions: recommend Petitions be placed on file.

 

139. Councillor Stephen Patton request truck limitation or ban on Chester St. and Parkton Ave. (Attachments)

 

140. Councillor Michael C. Perotto on behalf of Richard Trifone request No Parking Monday thru Friday from 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. on Duxbury Rd. south side from Lincoln St. east to light pole #6. (Attachments)

 

141. Councillor Stephen Abraham request current parking prohibitions in front of Dean Florist, 1116 Pleasant St. be removed and in place thereof have re-instituted the one hour parking spaces that existed at this location for many years. (Attachments)

 

142. Councillor Michael C. Perotto and Councillor Joseph M. Petty on behalf of Albert Belsito request "No Parking" sign in front of 16 Natick St. (Attachments)

 

143. Councillor Michael C. Perotto on behalf of Marilyn Tencya request No Parking sign five feet from driveway entrance at 71 Richmond Ave. (Attachments)

 

144. REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC & PARKING Upon the Report of the Committee on Public Service & Transportation upon the Petition of Linda Katz et al request installation of chevron signs in front of 97 South Flagg St.: recommend Report and Petition be placed on file. (Attachments)

 

145. REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC & PARKING Upon the Report of the Committee on Traffic & Parking upon the Petition of Councillor Michael C. Perotto on behalf of Rick Trifone request trailer truck restriction on Duxbury Rd.: recommend Report and Petition be placed on file. (Attachments)

 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC & PARKING Upon the following Communications of the City Manager: recommend Communications be placed on file.

 

146. Transmitting communication relative to excluding Green Hill Parkway and West Paine St. from winter parking ban. (Attachments)

 

147. Transmitting communication relative to handicap parking signs/Webster Square Plaza. (Attachments)

 

148. Transmitting communication relative to street sweeping/Downtown area. (Attachments)

149. Transmitting communication relative to a final review of the Washington Square reconfiguration as performed by the engineering consultant URS Corporation. (Attachments)

 

150. Transmitting communication relative to proposed speed hump construction program. (Attachments)

 

151. Transmitting communication relative to periodic speed surveillance on Clover St., Royal Rd. and Edlin St. (Attachments)

 

152. Transmitting communication relative to City's policy concerning cars illegally parked in fire lane. (Attachments)

 

153. Transmitting communication relative to how many parking spaces are available for commuter rail parking. (Attachments)

 

154. Transmitting communication relative to 200 parking spaces on the Foley property. (Attachments)

 

155. Transmitting communication relative to specific telephone number for winter parking ban. (Attachments)

 

156. Transmitting communication relative to traffic study vicinity of Salisbury St. and Forest St. (Attachments)

 

157. Transmitting communication relative to sight problem accessing and egressing properties on Millbrook St. near Burncoat St. (Attachments)

 

158. Transmitting communication relative cost of advertising and educating the public relative to declared winter parking ban. (Attachments)

 

159. Transmitting communication relative to recommendation to standardize resident-only parking rules. (Attachments)

 

160. Transmitting communication relative to traffic light at intersection of Lake Ave. and Hamilton St. (Attachments)

 

161. Transmitting communication relative to Showcase Cinema North Complex. (Attachments)

 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC & PARKING Upon the following Petitions: recommend the Petitions be denied.

 

162. Nechy Corriveau request handicap parking space in front of 34 Plantation St. for handicap child to be able to access her school bus. (Attachments)

 

163. Councillor Timothy P. Murray and Councillor Michael C. Perotto request stop sign at corner of Harrington Way and Franklin St. (Attachments)

 

164. Albert Belmonte request to be able to park on Shrewsbury St. overnight during winter ban when there is no snow on the ground. (Attachments)

 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC & PARKING Upon the following Petitions: recommend the Petitioners be given leave to withdraw.

 

165. Irene Kozlowski request handicap parking at 135 Providence St. (Attachments)

 

166. Michael Troutner request handicap parking in front of 7 Cutler St. (Attachments)

 

167. John & Brian Spokis request a "No Parking Anytime' sign at the terminus end of Ellsmere St. (Attachments)

 

168. Councillor Paul P. Clancy Jr. request No Parking Anytime on odd side of Gambier Ave. (Attachments)

 

169. Councillor Juan A. Gomez on behalf of Stephen Belton request No Parking at 9C Revere St. (Attachments)

 

TO BE ORDAINED

 

170 ORDAINED ROLL CALL 11-0

 

170. Amending Salary Ordinance of August 20, 1996 relative to members of Local 378, International Brotherhood of Police Officers, Local 504 IBPO (Police Officials). (Attachments)

 

TABLED UNDER PRIVILEGE

 

171 TABLED

 

171. Communication of the City Manager requesting adoption of the order transferring the jurisdiction of and authorizing the disposition of the foreclosed property at 380 Lake Ave. (Clancy)(Attachments)

 

SCHEDULED MEETINGS OF THE STANDING COMMITTEES

 

 

MARCH 12, 2002 HEALTH OFFICE OF WINN

5:30 - 7:00 P.M. MANAGEMENT

714 MAIN STREET

Enter Wellington Street

Side of Building

 

MARCH 14, 2002 PUBLIC SAFETY COUNCIL CHAMBER

6:00 P.M.

 

 

MARCH 18, 2002 PUBLIC WORKS COUNCIL CHAMBER

7:00 P.M.

 

 

MARCH 20, 2002 TRAFFIC & PARKING COUNCIL CHAMBER

7:00 P.M.