CITY OF WORCESTER

JOURNAL OF THE CITY COUNCIL

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Council Chamber

Convened: 7:16 P.M.

Adjourned: 11:00


Mayor
Konstantina B. Lukes

 

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City Manager
Michael V. O'Brien

City Auditor
James A. DelSignore

Councilors

Paul P. Clancy Jr. Barbara G. Haller
Dennis L. Irish Philip P. Palmieri
Michael C. Perotto Joseph M. Petty City Clerk
David J. Rushford
Gary Rosen Frederick C. Rushton
Joffrey A. Smith Kathleen M. Toomey
 
Special Meeting

City Hall - 455 Main Street Worcester, Massachusetts


1.

INVOCATION - Reverend Dr. Dawn E. Clark, Hillsborough Association, United Church of Christ

2.

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

3.

STAR SPANGLED BANNER - ALEXANDRA MILLS

4.

ROLL CALL - All present except Councilor Rushton who arrived at 7:18 P.M.

5.

PRESENTATION

5a.

Presentation of a Resolution to Park Spirit for their donation of $3,000.00 to benefit the Department of Public Works & Parks, Parks, Recreation & Cemetery Division Summer Recreation Programs.

Held for next City Council meeting

 

6.

HEARINGS & ORDERS

6a.

Hearing - NATIONAL GRID & VERIZON NEW ENGLAND, INC. for two (2) joint pole locations in WHIPPLE ST. Granting permission to NATIONAL GRID & VERIZON NEW ENGLAND, INC. for two (2) joint pole locations in WHIPPLE ST.

Attachments

Hearing Held & Order adopted on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays

 

6b.

Hearing - NATIONAL GRID for conduit systems in CAMBRIDGE ST./KANSAS ST.

Granting permission to NATIONAL GRID for conduit systems in CAMBRIDGE ST./KANSAS ST.

Attachments

Speaker: Ernest Foster Held to the first City Council meeting in September

 

6c.

Hearing - NSTAR for gas main installation in DEAN ST.

Granting permission to NSTAR for gas main installation in DEAN ST.

Attachments

Hearing Held and Order adopted on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays

 

6d.

Hearing - NSTAR for gas main installation in ARLINE ST.

Granting permission to NSTAR for gas main installation in ARLINE ST.

Attachments

Held to the first City Council meeting in September

 

7.

ITEMS OF CITIZEN INTEREST

7a.

William Coleman, Worcester resident, spoke to request the elimination of the preliminary election.

 

8.

ITEMS OF DEPARTMENTAL OR EMPLOYEE INTEREST

9.

PETITIONS

9a.

Ya Ru Jiang request to prune the tree at 7 Seneca St.

Attachments

Referred to Department of Public Works & Parks

 

9b.

Amanda Harp request that the bus stop in front of 81 West Boylston St. be eliminated because another stop exists less than a block away in front of 67 West Boylston St.

Attachments

Referred to Public Service and Transportation Committee

 

9c.

Robert Scannell, Jr. request to make public and pave the private section of Pocasset Ave.

Attachments

Referred to Planning Board

 

9d.

George & Rodney Kalil request abatement of street assessment #24611 in the amount of $8,595.30 for Trent Rd.

Attachments

Referred to Public Works Committee

 

9e.

Patrick Gagnon request abatement of street assessment #24567 in the amount of $7,103.70 for Waycross St.

Attachments

Referred to Public Works Committee

 

9f.

Ya Ru Jiang request sidewalk repair in front of 7 Seneca St.

Attachments

Referred to Public Works Committee

 

9g.

Malkie Shaw request sidewalk repair from 49 to 61 Valley Hill Drive where needed.

Attachments

Referred to Public Works Committee

 

9h.

Mary O'Grady request sidewalk repair in Front St. from #10 to #30.

Attachments

Referred to Public Works Committee

 

9i.

William Holbrook request to repair/replace the sidewalk at the corner of Thorne St. and Plantation St.

Attachments

Referred to Public Works Committee

 

9j.

John & Karen Kurkulonis request abatement of street assessment #24597 in the amount of $3,756.75 for Longmeadow Ave.

Attachments

Referred to Public Works Committee

 

9k.

Sheila Egan request to repair/replace the sidewalk in front of 6 Vassar St.

Attachments

Referred to Public Works Committee

 

9l.

Hossein Haghanizadeh, P.E. on behalf of Wholesale Wine & Spirits Corporation request the City grant an additional temporary access from Shrewsbury St. to the existing curb cut located at the southeast corner of 220 Summer Street.

Attachments

Referred to Public Works Committee

 

9m.

Beth Kheboian request sidewalk repair in front of driveway at 15 Franconia St.

Attachments

Referred to Public Works Committee

 

9n.

Beth Kheboian on behalf of Jerry & Ellen Martin request sidewalk repair in front of 18 Franconia St.

Attachments

Referred to Public Works Committee

 

9o.

Pete Driscoll request to resurface Lansing Ave. between Grove St. and Holden St.

Attachments

Referred to Public Works Committee

 

9p.

Juanita & Margarita Pignataro request abatement of street assessment #24598 in the amount of $6,300.00 for Trent Rd.

Attachments

Referred to Public Works Committee

 

9q.

Tamaro Voldiner request street repair/resurfacing in the area of 297 Mower St.

Attachments

Referred to Public Works Committee

 

9r.

Antonio & Maria Salerno request abatement of street assessment #24603 in the amount of $3,150.00 for Trent Rd.

Attachments

Referred to Public Works Committee

 

9s.

Jo-Ann Clougherty and Edward & Armand Barrette request abatement of street assessment #24588 in the amount of $11,203.00 for Elton St.

Attachments

Referred to Public Works Committee

 

9t.

Frank Burgos request sidewalk repair in front of 62 Kinnicutt Rd.

Attachments

Referred to Public Works Committee

 

9u.

Mildred Marnalse on behalf of Louis D'Acri & Karen Doherty request abatement of street assessment #24576 in the amount of $6,576.74 for Clarissa St.

Attachments

Referred to Public Works Committee

 

9v.

Councilor Frederick C. Rushton on behalf of Mary Covello request the Department of Public Works to repair/replace the sidewalk in front of 15 Hanna Rd.

Attachments

Referred to Public Works Committee

 

9w.

Councilor Gary Rosen on behalf of Pamela Nelson request to repair/replace the sidewalk in front of 309 Burncoat St.

Attachments

Referred to Public Works Committee

 

9x.

Councilor Barbara Haller on behalf of Central Branch YMCA request sidewalk repair in Murray Ave. between Preston St. and Ethan Allen St.

Attachments

Referred to Public Works Committee

 

9y.

Philip St. Martin request that the sidewalk in front of 124 Amherst St. be repaired or replaced.

Attachments

Referred to Public Works Committee

 

9z.

Councilor Paul P. Clancy, Jr. on behalf of Diane Kacavich request resurfacing of Astrid Ave.

Attachments

Referred to Public Works Committee

 

9aa.

Jane Generelli request abatement of street assessment #24609 in the amount of $3,150.00 for Trent Rd.

Attachments

Referred to Public Works Committee

 

9bb.

Robin LaHair request handicap parking space at 21 Thorne St.

Attachments

Referred to Traffic and Parking Committee

 

9cc.

Wanda Eaton request handicap parking space in front of 75 North St.

Attachments

Referred to Traffic and Parking Committee

 

9dd.

Anne-Marie Gardner request the one hour parking in front of Hahnemann Campus on Lincoln St. be removed.

Attachments

Referred to Traffic and Parking Committee

 

9ee.

Councilor Philip P. Palmieri request the installation of Children Go Slow sign between 1 and 9 Colby Ave.

Attachments

Referred to Traffic and Parking Committee

 

9ff.

Councilor Philip P. Palmieri request the installation of a speed limit or traffic Go Slow sign in Plantation St. facing northbound traffic before the intersection with Winco Rd.

Attachments

Referred to Traffic and Parking Committee

 

9gg.

Councilor Barbara G. Haller on behalf of Friendly House Shelter request installation of a handicap parking space in front of 87 Elm St.

Attachments

Referred to Traffic and Parking Committee

 

9hh.

Councilor Frederick C. Rushton on behalf of Susan Brown request to install resident sticker parking on the even side of Tiverton Parkway from the intersection of Pleasant St. and Tiverton Parkway a distance of 500 feet.

Attachments

Referred to Traffic and Parking Committee

 

9ii.

Anthony Maruca request to amend current Resident Parking on Gage St., both sides from Berkeley St. to a pt. 75' west of Shelby St., to read as follows 7:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Attachments

Referred to Traffic and Parking Committee

 

10.

COMMUNICATIONS OF THE CITY MANAGER

 

10.1

APPOINTMENTS
Non-City Council Confirmation
A.

Notification of Re-appointment of Anne O'Connor to the Planning Board.

Attachments

Placed on file

 
B.

Transmitting Informational Communication Relative to the Appointment of a Constable for the Calendar Year January through December 2007.

Attachments

Placed on file

 
 

10.2

APPOINTMENTS
City Council Confirmation
 

10.3

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE CITY MANAGER
Airport Division
 

10.4

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE CITY MANAGER
Cable Services Division
 

10.5

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE CITY MANAGER
Election Commission Division
 

10.6

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE CITY MANAGER
Human Resources Division
A.

SUPPLEMENTAL: Respectfully Request Approval of the Attached Salary Ordinance Amendment Relative to the Joint Labor Management Committeeís Award for Police Officials.

Attachments

Voted to advertise proposed ordinance on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays

 
 

10.7

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE CITY MANAGER
Workforce Development
 

10.8

OFFICE OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
Economic Development Division
 

10.9

OFFICE OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
Neighborhoods and Housing Development
A.

Transmitting Informational Communication Relative to an Update on the City's Neighborhood Revitalization Strategy Areas (NRSA).

Attachments

Referred to Housing and Neighborhood Revitalization Committee

 
 

10.10

OFFICE OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
Planning and Regulatory Services Division
 

10.11

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS AND PARKS
Engineering and Architectural Services Division
 

10.12

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS AND PARKS
Operations Division
A.

Transmitting Informational Communication Relative to Keep Worcester Clean (KWC) Activity Report for the Month of June 2007.

Attachments

Referred to Public Works Committee

 
B.

Transmitting Informational Communication Relative to the Backwater Valve Rebate Program.

Attachments

Referred to Public Works Committee

 
 

10.13

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS AND PARKS
Parks Division
 

10.14

PUBLIC SAFETY DEPARTMENTS
Communications Division
 

10.15

PUBLIC SAFETY DEPARTMENTS
Fire Department
 

10.16

PUBLIC SAFETY DEPARTMENTS
License Commission
 

10.17

PUBLIC SAFETY DEPARTMENTS
Police Department
A.

Transmitting Informational Communication Relative to a Map Depiction of the Eight Police Zones and 58 Statistical Areas used by the WPD.

Attachments

Referred to Public Safety Committee

 
 

10.18

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Administration
 

10.19

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Code Enforcement Division
 

10.20

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Disability Division
 

10.21

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Elder Affairs Division
A.

Recommend Adoption of a Resolution to Authorize an Amendment to the Lease of the Alzheimer's and Related Disorders-Massachusetts Chapter at the Worcester Senior Center.

Attachments

Resolution adopted

 
 

10.22

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Human Rights Division
 

10.23

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Human Services Division
 

10.24

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Public Health Division
 

10.25

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Public Library
A.

Recommend City Council Approval to Accept with Gratitude a Series of Donations made to the Worcester Public Library from January 2007 through June 2007.

Attachments

Order adopted with gratitude

 
B.

Recommend City Council Accept with Gratitude a Gift of $3,980 from the Library Foundation to the Worcester Public Library.

Attachments

Order adopted with gratitude

 
C.

Recommend that the City Council Accept with Gratitude a Gift from the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners in the Amount of $5,000 to Support Equal Access: Health Program for Teens.

Attachments

Order adopted with gratitude

 
 

10.26

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Veterans' Services Division
 

10.27

PUBLIC SCHOOL DEPARTMENT
 

10.28

LAW DEPARTMENT
Legal Division
 

10.29

DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE
Assessing Division
 

10.30

DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE
Budget Office Division
 

10.31

DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE
Purchasing Division
 

10.32

DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE
Technical Services Division
 

10.33

DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE
Treasury and Collections Division
 

10.34

FINANCE ITEMS
Capital Transfers
A.

Recommend that One Million One Hundred Seventy Five Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($1,175,000.00) be transferred from Account # 91C752, Union Station Garage, and be appropriated to Account # 04C748, Union Station Garage, for expenses associated with design, construction and project management of the Union Station Garage.

Attachments

Order adopted on a roll call vote of 10 Yeas and 0 Nays (Petty absent)

 
B.

Recommend that Eight Thousand Seven Hundred Dollars And No Cents ($8,700.00) be transferred from Loan Account # 91C780, Capital Equipment, and be appropriated to Parks Account # 72C701, Parks Capital Equipment, for the purchase and future payment of bleachers for Green Hill Park Athletic Complex.

Attachments

Order adopted on a roll call vote of 10 Yeas and 0 Nays (Petty absent)

 
C.

Recommend that Two Thousand One Hundred Twenty Seven Dollars And No Cents ($2,127.00) be transferred from Account # 91C709, Worcester Common Rehabilitation, and be appropriated to Account # 14C714, Worcester Common Rehabilitation, to pay for contractual obligations related to the removal and replacement of pavers on the deck of City Hall.

Attachments

Order adopted on a roll call vote of 10 Yeas and 0 Nays (Petty absent)

 
D.

Recommend that Six Hundred Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($600,000.00) be transferred from Loan Account #91C741, Street Construction, and be appropriated to DPW Account #41C742, Street Resurfacing (Ext. Pavement) to allow for the payment of current and future street pavement obligations.

Attachments

Order adopted on a roll call vote of 10 Yeas and 0 Nays (Petty absent)

 
 

10.35

FINANCE ITEMS
Operational Transfers
A.

Recommend that Seven Hundred Ninety Dollars And No Cents ($790.00) be transferred from Account # 33007, Damage Settlement, and be appropriated to Account # 72S611, Tree Planting, to allow for the purchase and installation of City trees.

Attachments

Order adopted on a roll call vote of 9 Yeas and 0 Nays (Petty, Toomey absent)

 
B.

Recommend that Forty Seven Thousand Five Hundred Dollars ($47,500.00) be transferred from Account #14S47428, Neighborhood Revitalization Strategy Area, and be appropriated to Account #14S44328, South Worcester Neighborhood Revitalization.

Attachments

Order adopted on a roll call vote of 9 Yeas and 0 Nays (Petty, Toomey absent)

 
C.

SUPPLEMENTAL: Recommend that Three Hundred Ninety Thousand Dollars ($390,000.00) be Transferred from Account #900-92000, City Manager's Contingency, and be Appropriated to Account #250-91000, Police Salaries, to Finance the Fiscal Year 2008 Cost of the JLMC Award for Police Officials per the Joint Labor Management Committee's Award

Attachments

Order adopted on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays

 
 

10.36

FINANCE ITEMS
Prior Year
A.

Recommend that One Thousand Six Hundred Eighty Three Dollars And Ninety Five Cents ($1,683.95) be authorized from the Fiscal Year 2008 budget to pay for prior year invoices for various city departments.

Attachments

Order adopted on a roll call vote of 9 Yeas and 0 Nays (Petty, Toomey absent)

 
 

10.37

MISCELLANEOUS AGENDA TRANSMITTALS
A.

Transmitting Informational Communication Relative to the City of San Francisco's Recent Adoption of a City Ordinance Banning Plastic Shopping Bags.

Attachments

Recommitted to City Manager

 
B.

Transmitting Informational Communication regarding the Implementation of the Climate Action Plan and the procurement of an Energy Service Company.

Attachments

Referred to Public Service and Transportation Committee

 
C.

SUPPLEMENTAL: Transmitting Informational Communication Relative to the Fiscal Year 2008 Budget.

Attachments

Referred to Finance Committee

 
D.

SUPPLEMENTAL: Transmitting Informational Communication Relative to the Joint Labor Management Committee's Award for Police Officials.

Attachments

Placed on file

 
11.

CHAIRMAN'S ORDERS

11a.

FROM THE COMMITTEE ON LAND USE - Request City Manager provide City Council with an update concerning the properties owned by social service agencies.

Attachments

Order adopted

 

11b.

FROM THE COMMITTEE ON LAND USE - Request City Manager request representatives of the Office of Economic Development meet with the owners of 344 Pleasant Street to request information concerning finishing the exterior of their new construction as well as an update on the previous commitments made by the owners.

Attachments

Order adopted

 

11c.

FROM THE COMMITTEE ON LAND USE - Request City Manager request the City Solicitor provide City Council with an opinion relative to the attached plan (Gibbs St. & Weldon Ave.), concerning the responsibility for the cost for conversion to a public street.

Attachments

Order adopted

 

11d.

FROM THE COMMITTEE ON LAND USE - Request City Manager provide City Council with more detail when future recommendations for transfers of city-owned property are forwarded to the City Council, and, further request that color GIS maps be provided.

Attachments

Order adopted

 

11e.

FROM THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS - Request City Clerk provide City Council with property transfer information for property located at Breeze Dr. currently owned by Gary Carville.

Attachments

Order adopted

 

11f.

FROM THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS - Request City Manager to review and consider entering into a contract that would protect Worcester's public shade trees from third-party damages.

Attachments

Order adopted

 

11g.

FROM THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS - Request City Manager request the Commissioner of the Department of Public Works and Parks provide City Council with a report concerning the request to allow a left turn from Quinsigamond Avenue into Southbridge Street as part of the Quinsigamond Avenue Gateway 1 Roadway Improvement Project.

Attachments

Order adopted

 

12.

ORDERS

12a.

Request City Solicitor submit an opinion as to the City Council's legal jurisdiction and powers regarding the city budget for FY 2008 which has been previously voted by City Council including the Council's ability to recommend any proposed new cuts or recommendations after the vote. (Lukes)

Attachments

Motion Lukes to amend to add School Department budget Order adopted

 

12b.

Request City Manager provide City Council with a detailed break down as to the expenditure of Public Works Department, including the Parks Department, Fire Department and Police Department overtime in the past two fiscal years. (Lukes)

Attachments

Order adopted

 

12c.

Request City Manager report to City Council concerning the recently reinvigorated City Managerís Enforcement Team (CMET), or itís equivalent, and the Administrationís efforts to effectively mitigate negative neighborhood impact of Triple-Pís (persistent problem properties). (Haller)

Attachments

Order adopted

 

12d.

Request City Manager request the Police Chief to install police motor vehicle surveillance at the intersection of Millbrook Street and Gold Star Boulevard.(Rushton)

Attachments

Order adopted

 

12e.

Request City Manager consider formulating a plan to furlough all non-essential municipal employees immediately as part of a plan to address the Fiscal Year 2008 budget deficit. (Irish)

Attachments

Order adopted

 

12f.

Request City Manager consider an immediate hiring freeze with any exceptions to be personally approved by the City Manager.(Irish)

Attachments

Order adopted

 

12g.

Request City Manager contact Congressman Jim McGovernís office and ask how soon a decision could be made concerning the wavier to expedite the open enrollment process for Medicare and Medicaid for Fiscal Year 2008. (Perotto)

Attachments

Order adopted

 

12h.

Request City Manager update the City Council concerning itís Resolution concerning the Municipal Partnership Act, in particular the closing of the telecommunications loop hole.(Perotto)

Attachments

Order adopted

 

12i.

Request City Manager consider recommending a reduction in departmental overtime accounts as part of his budget reconciliation efforts. (Irish)

Attachments

Order adopted

 

12j.

Request City Manager consider recommending a reduction in the ordinary maintenance and contingency accounts in the City Manager's Office as part of his budget reconciliation efforts. (Irish)

Attachments

Order adopted

 

12k.

Request City Manager consider a plan to replace incandescent lighting with fluorescent lighting in all municipal and school department buildings and report back to the council within 30 days. (Irish)

Attachments

Order adopted

 

12l.

Request City Manager plan how Worcester residents may safely dispose of fluorescent lights containing mercury given their anticipated increase in prevalence. (Irish)

Attachments

Order adopted

 

12m.

Request City Manager institute an annual college student assessment fee of $99 applying only to students who are non-Worcester residents beginning in Fiscal Year 2008 and in the 2nd semester of each year thereafter, so that each of the approximately 20,000 students attending a Worcester college or university helps pay for services used by these students such as public safety, public works, parks, streets and sidewalks, among others.(Rosen)

Attachments

Motion Rosen to amend: "consider instituting" Motion Rosen to Place on file - Approved on a voice vote

 

12n.

Request City Manager provide City Council with a report detailing planned usage of $1.8 million in the City Managerís Fiscal Year 2008 contingency account. (Perotto)

Attachments

Order adopted

 

12o.

Request City Manager request staff at the public access cable television (channel 12) to place a public service announcement on the air that informs the general public that a permit is required, costing $25.00, to keep a dumpster overnight anywhere within the city. (Perotto)

Attachments

Order adopted

 

12p.

Request City Manager, as part of the ongoing review and overview of the pools, beaches, and parks, to inform the City Council of any additional measures that might be needed to ensure the publicís safety at un-staffed beaches, pools, and waterways. (Rushton, Toomey, Haller, Irish, Smith, Petty)

Attachments

Order adopted

 

12q.

Request City Manager arrange to have the exterior of City Hall illuminated with pink and blue lighting during November, 2007 in recognition of Prematurity Awareness Month. (see enclosed explanation). (Rosen)

Attachments

Order adopted

 

12r.

Request City Manager prepare a report to City Council concerning the disparities in access to health care services by members of Worcester's minority communities. (Irish)

Attachments

Order adopted

 

12s.

Request City Manager to consider establishing a walkway to allow safe travel from the Mount Carmel Apartments area into the downtown. (Rushton)

Attachments

Order adopted

 

12t.

Request City Manager provide City Council with an update concerning the previously voted request for an amendment to the ordinances that provides that unpaid non-criminal tickets be attached as liens to the properties where offenses remain outstanding. And further, request that the City Manager provide the City Council with a report identifying the non-criminal ticket activity, including the total number of tickets issued and the fines collected, by month, for the past full year. (Palmieri)

Attachments

Order adopted

 

12u.

Request City Manager request the Assistant Commissioner for Parks be present at the August 14th, 2007 City Council meeting to provide the City Council with an update concerning the Green Hill Park barnyard zoo. (Palmieri)

Attachments

Motion Palmieri to amend to read: Request City Manager provide City Council with an update concerning the Green Hill Park barnyard zoo. Order adopted as amended

 

12v.

Request City Manager to provide City Council with a full report, to be shared with neighborhood residents, regarding the Worcester Police Department's wrong raid of the house at 1-3 Cottage St. on Monday, July 2nd, 2007. Further, request that the Worcester Police Chief make available to the City Council the report of the incident, a copy of the search warrant and a copy of any arrest reports. (Haller on behalf of the Pleasant Area Community Team)

Attachments

Order adopted

 

12w.

Request City Manager report on the status of the planned improvements to the city's sewer system at Newton Square and Dunkirk Ave., the funding and history of those improvements and including in said report a response to the Order filed by the Mayor and approved on July 17, 2007 which requested a report on the economic and infrastructure impact resulting from excess sewage from Rutland including whether flooding in Worcester residential basements is caused by the excess. (Lukes, Toomey)

Attachments

Motion Lukes to amend to add: Park Ave. and Cambridge St. Order adopted as amended

 

12x.

Request City Manager provide City Council a comprehensive report that includes what are the present sewer levels in all areas of Worcester and the expected sewer levels in the near future taking into account sewerage coming from outlying towns. Also, request the City Manager inform the City Council what steps are needed to prevent sewer backups in the future, including financial measures. (Rushton, Smith, Clancy)

Attachments

Motion Rushton to amend: Further, request report for the October 1st City Council meeting. Order adopted as amended

 

12y.

Request City Manager develop a program to incentivize property owners, especially our many absentee landlords, as part of overall efforts to ensure that properties across the city are presentable and maintained. (Toomey)

Attachments

Order adopted

 

12z.

Request City Manager contact the owners of the former Worcester Technical High School property to request that they clean up these parcels that are at the northern gateway into the city. (Toomey)

Attachments

Order adopted

 

12aa.

Request City Manager request the appropriate staff replace and/or repair the lights at the tennis courts at Newton Square. (Toomey)

Attachments

Order adopted

 

12bb.

SEWER BETTERMENT ASSESSMENT: DANA AVE.

Attachments

Order adopted

 

13.

RECESS TO FINANCE COMMITTEE

13a.

#12a CC July 17, 2007
Communication of James A. DelSignore, City Auditor, transmitting communication relative to the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) for the Worcester Retirement System (WRS) for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2006.

Attachments

Recommend refer to Municipal Operations Committee - See #27p CC

 

13b.

#8.30A CM July 17, 2007
Communication of the City Manager transmitting the City's Five Year Capital Improvement Program and respectfully recommending City Council's review, consideration and approval to advertise the associated Loan Orders.

Attachments

No action taken

 

14.

COMMUNICATIONS

14a.

David J. Rushford, City Clerk, transmitting communication requesting City Council's approval of the revised wording, as recommended by the City Solicitor, concerning the question for "siting of any such legalized gaming activities within the City of Worcester" on November 2007 Election Ballot.

Attachments

Order adopted on a roll call vote of 9 Yeas and 1 Nay (Yeas - Clancy, Haller, Palmieri, Perotto, Petty, Rosen, Rushton, Smith, Toomey) (Nay - Lukes) (Irish absent) - Reconsideration denied on a roll call of 0 Yeas and 11 Nays.

 

14b.

David J. Rushford, City Clerk, transmitting communication relative to City Council's request to communicate with State Representative Fresolo concerning the status of proposed legislation, House #950, an Act relative to homeowner's insurance.

Attachments

Placed on file

 

15.

RESOLUTIONS

15a.

That the City Council of the City of Worcester hereby supports the MASS RECYCLES PAPER! Campaign. (Lukes)

Attachments

Resolution adopted

 

15b.

That the City Council of the City of Worcester hereby goes on record congratulating the East Side Babe Ruth team for their successful season and for advancing through to the 2007 New England Regional Finals. (Toomey)

Attachments

Resolution adopted

 

15c.

That the City Council of the City of Worcester hereby goes on record requesting the Metropolitan District Commission and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to fund the sewer improvements in Newton Square which were scheduled to be done in 2005 and which the MDC had agreed to do. The adoption of this Resolution is timely in light of the fact that several residences in Newton Square vicinity are experiencing sewer backups. (Rushton, Smith, Clancy)

Attachments

Motion Lukes to amend to add Park Ave. Resolution adopted as amended

 

16.

REPORTS OF THE COMMITTEE ON LAND USE

16a.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON LAND USE Upon the Communication of the City Manager recommending adoption of the attached order for the transfer of jurisdiction of the foreclosed tax title property located at 578 Grove Street from the Tax Title Custodian to the Department of Public Works and Parks: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted on a roll call vote of 10 Yeas and 0 Nays (Irish absent)

 

16b.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON LAND USE Upon the Communication of the City Manager recommending adoption of the attached order for the transfer of jurisdiction of the foreclosed tax title property located at 251 Providence Street from the Tax Title Custodian to the Conservation Commission: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted on a roll call vote of 10 Yeas and 0 Nays (Irish absent)

 

16c.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON LAND USE Upon the Communication of the City Manager relative to policy - sale of City owned property: recommend Communication be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

16d.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON LAND USE Upon the Communication of the City Manager relative to the re-issuance of request for proposals (RFP's) for ten (10) City-owned Tax Title properties: recommend Communication be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

16e.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON LAND USE Upon the Communication of the City Manager relative to properties owned by Social Service Agencies: recommend Communication be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

17.

REPORTS OF THE PLANNING BOARD

17a.

REPORT OF THE PLANNING BOARD Upon the Petition of Attorney John Keenan, Jr. on behalf of Russell Manoog request to extend the BG-3.0 zone boundary to include all of the Manoog Realty Trust #2 land at 9 Piedmont St., from both the westerly side of Piedmont St. to southerly line of Davis St., and at 28 Piedmont St., from the easterly line of Piedmont St. to the northern most line of the Manoog property.

Attachments

Motion Haller - Request to be recused - Approved on a roll call vote of 9 Yeas and 0 Nays (Irish absent) Referred to Land Use Committee for a hearing

 

17b.

REPORT OF THE PLANNING BOARD Upon the Petition of Councilor Joseph M. Petty on behalf of Paul & Judy Kearns request that Monticello Dr. between Utica Dr. and Delawanda Dr. be converted to a public street.

Attachments

Referred to Public Works Committee for a hearing

 

17c.

REPORT OF THE PLANNING BOARD Upon the Petition of Stephen Campbell, Trustee of Hilltop Realty Trust, request to make public private portion of Fourth St.

Attachments

Referred to Public Works Committee for a hearing

 

17d.

REPORT OF THE PLANNING BOARD Upon the Petition of Stephen Campbell, Trustee of Hilltop Realty Trust, request to make public Eastview Dr.

Attachments

Referred to Public Works Committee for a hearing

 

18.

REPORTS OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS - PART I

18a.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Kim Patterson request abatement of street assessment #24554 in the amount of $4,735.80 for Diana St.: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order to abate in full.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted on a roll call vote of 10 Yeas and 0 Nays (Irish absent)

 

18b.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Harry & Annie Surabian request abatement of street assessment #24565 in the amount of $6,218.89 for Diana St.: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order to abate in full.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted on a roll call vote of 10 Yeas and 0 Nays (Irish absent)

 

18c.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Janet Paskauskas request abatement of street assessment #24558 in the amount of $6,334.92 in Diana St.: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order to abate in full.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted on a roll call vote of 10 Yeas and 0 Nays (Irish absent)

 

18d.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of John & Kelly Pough request abatement of street assessment #24555 in the amount of $4,933.13 for Diana St.: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order to abate in full.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted on a roll call vote of 10 Yeas and 0 Nays (Irish absent)

 

18e.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Richard Messina request abatement of street assessment #24572 in the amount of $7,103.70 for Waycross St.: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order to abate in full.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted on a roll call vote of 10 Yeas and 0 Nays (Irish absent)

 

18f.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Susan LePage request abatement of street assessment #24568 in the amount of $5,130.45 in Waycross St.: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order to abate in full.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted on a roll call vote of 10 Yeas and 0 Nays (Irish absent)

 

18g.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of David & Kathleen Papagni request abatement of street assessment #24559 in the amount of $8,612.05 for Diana St.: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order to abate to $719.05.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted on a roll call vote of 10 Yeas and 0 Nays (Irish absent)

 

18h.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Joanna Marcone request abatement of street assessment #24566 in the amount of $7,893.00 for Waycross St.: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order to abate to $3,946.00.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted on a roll call vote of 10 Yeas and 0 Nays (Irish absent)

 

18i.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Nick Grande and Hossein Haghanizadeh request to extend 8" PVC sewer main in Mohican Rd. approximately 182.88'. All work to be done at the Petitioner's expense and subject to a prior agreement and DPW specifications: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted

 

18j.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Communication of the City Manager transmitting informational communication regarding the Quinsigamond Avenue Gateway I Project: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order that the City Council approves the design of the Quinsigamond Ave. Gateway I Project.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted

 

18k.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Report of the Planning Board Upon the Petition of Steven Gallo, President, Ledgecrest Inc. request to make public Nutmeg Drive from station 5+ 99.98 to station 14+23.33 Phase II in the Parsons Hill Subdivision: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted

 

18l.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Bridey Holm request sidewalk repair in front if 7 Leslie Rd.: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted

 

18m.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Adele Dailida et al request sidewalk repair in front of 43 Columbia St.: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted

 

18n.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Jane Kuang et al request sidewalk repair in front of 34 Beacon St.: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted

 

18o.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Robert & Virginia Barbon request sidewalk repair at 125-127 Brookline St. and along Monticello Dr.: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted

 

18p.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Councilor Joseph M. Petty and Councilor Frederick C. Rushton request that the sidewalks be repaved in front of 39 Dellwood Rd.: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted

 

18q.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Ernest Henry request sidewalk repair in front of driveway at 314 Burncoat St.: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted

 

18r.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Nancy McCarthy et al request that sidewalks on Uxbridge St. be fixed: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted

 

18s.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Rose O'Doherty et al request sidewalk resurfacing on all Ball St. sidewalks: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted

 

18t.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Jay A. Toupin & Lou Fisch request repavement of sidewalks on both sides of Delmont Ave. from Hamilton St. to Grafton St.: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted

 

18u.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Mayor Timothy P. Murray request sidewalk repairs to the odd numbered side of Winfield St.: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted

 

18v.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Mario Digioia request to repair sidewalk in front of 19 Chamberlain Prkwy.: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted

 

18w.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Councilor Gary Rosen on behalf of Green Island Residents Group, Inc. request to repair/replace the sidewalk on the west side of Quinsigamond Ave., from Brosnihan Sq. to Lafayette St.: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted

 

18x.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of State Representative Robert P. Spellane on behalf of George Jones request sidewalk repair at or near 22 Maxdale Rd.: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted

 

18y.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Mark Onanian & Gilda Surabian request to replace sidewalk & driveway entrance at 994 Pleasant St.: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted

 

18z.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Mayor Timothy P. Murray request sidewalk repair on Portland St., both sides, between Myrtle St. & Franklin St.: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted

 

19.

REPORTS OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS -
PART II

19a.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Councilor Philip P. Palmieri on behalf of Regina Leavitt request sidewalk repair at 443-445 Lincoln St.: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted

 

19b.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Barbara White request sidewalk repair at 75 Henshaw St.: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted

 

19c.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Councilor Frederick C. Rushton request the Department of Public Works & Parks to repair/replace the sidewalk from 5 to 7 Brewster St., where needed: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted

 

19d.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Parviz Michael request sidewalk repair at the corner of Nevada St. and June St.: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted

 

19e.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Lucille Carrier request to repair/replace the sidewalk in the west side of Marshall St. from Shrewsbury St. to Wilson St.: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted

 

19f.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Mary Zogas request to repair/replace the sidewalk at the corner of Intervale Rd. and Pleasant St.: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted

 

19g.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Susan Vinacco-Cummings, Property Manager of Executive House Condominiums, request sidewalk repair to the entrance parking lot of 80 Salisbury St.: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted

 

19h.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Richard Burke request to repair/replace the sidewalk in front of 11 Cardinal Rd.: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted

 

19i.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Cathleen Smith request to repair entrance to driveway at 124 Airlie St.: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted

 

19j.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Andrew Sullivan request sidewalk repair in front of 1 Intervale Rd.: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted

 

19k.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Bernard and Susan Murray et al request repair of sidewalk in front of 83 May St.: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted

 

19l.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Gayle Owen et al request sidewalk repair in front of 87 May St.: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted

 

19m.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Cynthia Morales request to repair/replace sidewalk in front of 5 South Buffum St.: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted

 

19n.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Councilor Barbara G. Haller request sidewalk repairs in front of 35-39 Winfield St.: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted

 

19o.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Maria Rivera request to repair/replace sidewalk in front of 222 Dewey St.: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted

 

19p.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Councilor Barbara G. Haller request sidewalk repairs on the odd numbered side of Dewey St. close to #69-71: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted

 

19q.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Councilor Barbara G. Haller request sidewalk repairs on Dewey St. in front of Living Earth: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted

 

19r.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Mayor Konstantina B. Lukes request repair of sidewalk at 45 Linden St.: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted

 

19s.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Councilor Frederick C. Rushton and Councilor Joffrey A. Smith request the sidewalks on both sides of the entire length of Richmond Ave. be reconstructed: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted

 

19t.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Arthur Arakelian request sidewalk replacement at 166 Lincoln St.: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted

 

19u.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Arthur Arakelian request sidewalk replacement at 162 Lincoln St.: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted

 

19v.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Councilor Frederick C. Rushton on behalf of Lauraine Laurence request the Department of Public Works to repair/replace the sidewalk just west of the intersection of Monroe Ave. and Wetherell St., on the right hand side of Wetherell St.: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted

 

19w.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Barth O'Connor request sidewalk repair in Merrill Rd. at the corner of 40 Proctor St.: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted

 

19x.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Lusine Baghsarian request sidewalk repair in front of 3 Intervale Rd.: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted

 

19y.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Sarkis Hagopian request sidewalk repair at 5 Intervale Rd.: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted

 

19z.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Daniel & Janet Lyons request sidewalk repair in front of 9 Jeppson Ave.: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted

 

20.

REPORTS OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS -
PART III

20a.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Cindy Gomes, property manager at Bancroft Commons, request sidewalk repairs at 50 Franklin St.: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted

 

20b.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Corie Wagner request replacement of sidewalk in front of 87 Standish St.: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted

 

20c.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Edward Maliqi request sidewalk repair at 5 Rosewood Dr.: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted

 

20d.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Suellen Lamothe request sidewalk repair at 114 Ingleside Ave.: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted

 

20e.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Marian Lord request sidewalk repair in front of 288 Beverly Rd.: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted

 

20f.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Shirley Johnson request sidewalk repair in the north side of Salisbury St. from Humboldt Ave. to Park Ave.: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted

 

20g.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Linda Davis request repair of sidewalk caused by trash truck in area of 9 Stockholm St.: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted

 

20h.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Mayor Konstantina B. Lukes on behalf of Rose and Albert Rodrique request the repair of the sidewalks in front of 57 Sylvan St.: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted

 

20i.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Russell McBride request repair or replacement of sidewalk in Glenwood St. from the corner of Benefit St. and Glenwood St. to #2 Glenwood St.: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted

 

20j.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Michael Smith request sidewalk repair in front of 18 Beverly Rd.: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted

 

20k.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Councilor Gary Rosen request sidewalks on the west side of Lovell St. between Lakeside Ave. and Garland St. be repaved: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted

 

20l.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of George Billias request repair or replacement of sidewalk in front of 48 Ellis Dr.: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted

 

20m.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Mayor Konstantina B. Lukes on behalf of Dr. Anthony Polito request the repair of the city sidewalk in front of 236 Beverly Rd.: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted

 

20n.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of William Toombs, Sr. request to repair or replace sidewalks in front of 132 Institute Rd.: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted

 

20o.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of I.B. Sokari, Chairperson of the John Street Baptist Church Trustee Board, request sidewalk repair in 41-43 John St.: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted

 

20p.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Melissa Kanaracus request sidewalk repair in front of 22 St. Elmo Rd.: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted

 

20q.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Lillian Aramony and Philip & Patricia Roy request sidewalk repair/replacement in front of 16 and 18 Rosewood Dr.: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted

 

20r.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Rachel & Brian Keyo et al request that safety repairs be carried out to restore, resurface and reconstruct sidewalks in Euclid Ave.: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted

 

20s.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Timothy Fenton request sidewalk repair at 30-32 Sussex Lane.: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted

 

20t.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Mary Zogas request repair/replacement of sidewalk in front of 785 Pleasant St.: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted

 

20u.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Mary Moran request sidewalk repair in front of 2 Paradox Dr,: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted

 

20v.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Chris Pinto request sidewalk repair in front of 4 Watson Ave.: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted

 

20w.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Stanley Kusy request sidewalk repair in front of 42 Summerhill Ave.: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted

 

20x.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Councilor Joffrey A. Smith request sidewalk repair in front of 317 Burncoat St.: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted

 

21.

REPORTS OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS -
PART IV

21a.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Communication of the City Manager transmitting informational communication relative to converting Jeremiah's Lane from a Private Street to a Public Street: recommend refer Communication to the Planning Board.

Attachments

Accepted & Referred to Planning Board

 

21b.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Communication of the City Manager transmitting informational communication relative to a Public Street Decree for the Armory Street Cul-de-Sac located within the South Worcester Industrial Park Project Area: recommend refer Communication to the Planning Board.

Attachments

Accepted & Referred to Planning Board

 

21c.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Communication of the City Manager transmitting informational communication relative to the Obligations, Restrictions and Legal Consequences to the City in the event that the City becomes the Beneficiary of the Public Shade Tree Trust: recommend Communication be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

21d.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Report of the Planning Board Upon the Petition of Samuel Gyan request to make public Woodward St.: recommend Petitioner be given leave to withdraw.

Attachments

Accepted

 

21e.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Report of the Planning Board Upon the Petition of Jason Piedrasanta request private street conversion on Pine View Avenue from Waterman Street to Genesee Street: recommend Petitioner be given leave to withdraw.

Attachments

Accepted

 

21f.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Report of the Planning Board upon the Petition of Angel Mercedes request to make public Broughton Rd.: recommend Petitioner be given leave to withdraw.

Attachments

Accepted

 

21g.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Councilor Gary Rosen request sidewalk repair on Milton St. between North St. and Brookfield St.: recommend Petitioner be given leave to withdraw.

Attachments

Accepted

 

21h.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Councilor Frederick C. Rushton request that sidewalks be repaved in front of 32 South Flagg St.: recommend Petitioner be given leave to withdraw.

Attachments

Accepted

 

21i.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Timothy Zhigia Xu, Pastor of the Chinese Gospel Church request sidewalk and curb repair on Carbon St. adjacent to 21 Belmont St.: recommend Petitioner be given leave to withdraw.

Attachments

Accepted

 

21j.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Reva Thomashow et al request sidewalk repair in front of 63 Howland Terrace: recommend Petitioner be given leave to withdraw.

Attachments

Accepted

 

21k.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Stephen Patton on behalf of Worcester Common Ground, Inc. request sidewalk repair in front of Eddie's Market at 300 Pleasant St.: recommend Petitioner be given leave to withdraw.

Attachments

Accepted

 

21l.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Tam Nguyen request sidewalk repair of 16 broken blocks on West St. side of 203 Pleasant St.: recommend Petitioner be given leave to withdraw.

Attachments

Accepted

 

21m.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Donald Ekross request section of cement that was temporarily repaired last year be replaced with cement in front of 48 Cedar St.: recommend Petitioner be given leave to withdraw.

Attachments

Accepted

 

21n.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Lusine Baghsarian request sidewalk repair in front 3 Intervale Rd.: recommend Petitioner be given leave to withdraw.

Attachments

Accepted

 

21o.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Sarkis Hagopian request sidewalk repair in front of 5 Intervale Rd.: recommend Petitioner be given leave to withdraw.

Attachments

Accepted

 

21p.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Mayor Konstantina B. Lukes and Councilor Barbara G. Haller request emergency repair of damaged portion of sidewalk bordering the parking lot in front of the main entrance of the Worcester Public Library: recommend Petitioners be given leave to withdraw.

Attachments

Accepted

 

21q.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Wilfredo Santana, Jr. request sidewalk repair in front of 932b Main St.: recommend Petitioner be given leave to withdraw.

Attachments

Accepted

 

21r.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Councilor Paul P. Clancy, Jr. on behalf of Michael Arcure request sidewalk repair at 1 Rice Sq.: recommend Petitioner be given leave to withdraw.

Attachments

Accepted

 

21s.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Councilor Joffrey A. Smith request sidewalk repair in front of 315 Burncoat St.: recommend Petitioner be given leave to withdraw.

Attachments

Accepted

 

21t.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Timothy and Tabatha Stearns request abatement of street assessment #24530 in the amount of $8,834.07 for Roy St.: recommend Petition be denied.

Attachments

Accepted

 

21u.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Kim Patterson request abatement of street assessment #24543 in the amount of $8,343.69 for Gaylord St.: recommend Petition be denied.

Attachments

Accepted

 

21v.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Tuan Van Nguyen request abatement of street assessment #24527 in the amount of $9,457.38 in Roy St.: recommend Petition be denied.

Attachments

Accepted

 

21w.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of John & Kelly Pough request abatement of street assessment #24547 in the amount of $8,343.69 for Gaylord St.: recommend Petition be denied.

Attachments

Accepted

 

21x.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Mirick & Bridget Perkins request abatement of street assessment #24544 in the amount of $5,525.10 for Gaylord St.: recommend Petition be denied.

Attachments

Accepted

 

22.

LOAN ORDERS TO BE ADOPTED - PART I

22a.

That the sum of Four Hundred Fifty Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($450,000.00) be appropriated to Account #91C777, Auditorium Building Rehabilitation for the purpose of funding costs associated with the purchase and installation of a new boiler for the Worcester Memorial Auditorium, including the costs incidental and related thereto.

Attachments

Loan Order adopted on a roll call vote of 10 Yeas and 0 Nays (Irish absent)

 

22b.

That the sum of Two Million Five Hundred Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($2,500,000.00) be appropriated to Account #91C711, Citywide Building Rehabilitation for the purpose of funding building rehabilitation projects including the costs incidental and related thereto.

Attachments

Tabled Under Privilege - Lukes

 

22c.

That the sum of Three Million Two Hundred Thirty Five Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($3,235,000.00) be appropriated to Account #91C780, Capital Equipment for the purpose of funding citywide equipment purchases, including the costs incidental and related thereto.

Attachments

Tabled Under Privilege - Lukes

 

22d.

That the sum of Five Hundred Twenty Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($520,000.00) be appropriated to Account #91C731, Water Capital Equipment, for the purpose funding Water Enterprise capital purchases, including the costs incidental and related thereto.

Attachments

Loan Order adopted on a roll call vote of 10 Yeas and 0 Nays (Irish absent)

 

22e.

That the sum of One Hundred Fifty Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($150,000.00) be appropriated to Account #91C714, Water Pump Station Rehabilitation, for the purpose of funding Water Enterprise pump station rehabilitation projects, including the costs incidental and related thereto.

Attachments

Loan Order adopted on a roll call vote of 10 Yeas and 0 Nays (Irish absent)

 

22f.

That the sum of Fifty Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($50,000.00) be appropriated to Account #91C738, Water Reservoir Rehabilitation, for the purpose of funding Water Enterprise tank painting projects, including the costs incidental and related thereto.

Attachments

Loan Order adopted on a roll call vote of 10 Yeas and 0 Nays (Irish absent)

 

22g.

That the sum of Three Million Dollars And No Cents ($3,000,000.00) be appropriated to Account #91C713, Water Mains, for the purpose of funding Water Enterprise, water cleaning and lining improvements, including the costs incidental and related thereto.

Attachments

Loan Order adopted on a roll call vote of 10 Yeas and 0 Nays (Irish absent)

 

22h.

That the sum of Two Million Dollars And No Cents ($2,000,000.00) be appropriated to Account #91C737, Water Meters, for the purpose of funding water meters improvement and installation, including the costs incidental and related thereto.

Attachments

Loan Order adopted on a roll call vote of 10 Yeas and 0 Nays (Irish absent)

 

22i.

That the sum of One Hundred Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($100,000.00) be appropriated to Account #91C713, Water Mains, for the purpose of funding water mains accountability analysis for Water Enterprise, including the costs incidental and related thereto.

Attachments

Loan Order adopted on a roll call vote of 10 Yeas and 0 Nays (Irish absent)

 

22j.

That the sum of Two Hundred Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($200,000.00) be appropriated to Account #91C738, Reservoir Rehabilitation, for purpose of funding improvements to the Holden Reservoir, including the costs incidental and related thereto

Attachments

Loan Order adopted on a roll call vote of 10 Yeas and 0 Nays (Irish absent)

 

22k.

That the sum of One Hundred Fifty Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($150,000.00) be appropriated to Account #91C713, Water Mains, for the purpose of funding improvements to Water hydrants, including the costs incidental and related thereto

Attachments

Loan Order adopted on a roll call vote of 10 Yeas and 0 Nays (Irish absent)

 

22l.

That the sum of Sixty Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($60,000.00) be appropriated to Account #91C713, Water Mains, for the purpose of funding, Water Filtration Plant Modification improvements, including the costs incidental and related thereto.

Attachments

Loan Order adopted on a roll call vote of 10 Yeas and 0 Nays (Irish absent)

 

22m.

That the sum of Three Hundred Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($300,000.00) be appropriated to Account #91C702, Land Acquisition, for the purpose funding the acquisition of Watershed Land for Water Enterprise, including the costs incidental and related thereto.

Attachments

Loan Order adopted on a roll call vote of 10 Yeas and 0 Nays (Irish absent)

 

22n.

That the sum of Six Hundred Sixty Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($660,000.00) be appropriated to Account #91C734, Sewer Capital Equipment, for the purpose of purchasing capital equipment for Sewer Enterprise, including the costs incidental and related thereto.

Attachments

Tabled Under Privilege - Lukes

 

22o.

That the sum of One Hundred Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($100,000.00) be appropriated to Account #91C735, Sewer Building Rehabilitation, for the purpose of funding Sewer Enterprise building rehabilitation improvements, including the costs incidental and related thereto.

Attachments

Tabled Under Privilege - Lukes

 

22p.

That the sum of Three Hundred Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($300,000.00) be appropriated to Account #91C745, Sewer Construction, for the purpose of funding new sewer construction projects, including the costs incidental and related thereto.

Attachments

Loan Order adopted on roll call vote of 10 Yeas and 0 Nays (Irish absent)

 

22q.

That the sum of Two Million Dollars And No Cents ($2,000,000.00) be appropriated to Account #91C745, Sewer Construction, for the purpose of funding sewer construction projects for Sewer Enterprise, including the costs incidental and related thereto.

Attachments

Loan Order adopted on roll call vote of 10 Yeas and 0 Nays (Irish absent)

 

22r.

That the sum of Five Hundred Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($500,000.00) be appropriated to Account #91C745, Sewer Construction, for the purpose of funding rehabilitation improvements to the Kettle Brook Pump Station, including the costs incidental and related thereto.

Attachments

Loan Order adopted on roll call vote of 10 Yeas and 0 Nays (Irish absent)

 

22s.

That the sum of Three Hundred Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($300,000.00) be appropriated to Account #91C739, Surface Drains, for the purpose of funding improvements to Sewer Surface Drains, including the costs incidental and related thereto.

Attachments

Loan Order adopted on roll call vote of 10 Yeas and 0 Nays (Irish absent)

 

22t.

That the sum of One Million Dollars And No Cents ($1,000,000.00) be appropriated to Account #91C745, Sewer Construction, for the purpose of funding improvements to the Beaver Brook Culvert, including the costs incidental and related thereto.

Attachments

Loan Order adopted on roll call vote of 10 yeas & 0 nays (Irish absent)

 

22u.

That the sum of Five Hundred Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($500,000.00) be appropriated to Account #91C745, Sewer Construction, for the purpose of funding the Granite Street Improvement project, including the costs incidental and related thereto.

Attachments

Loan Order adopted on a roll call vote of 10 Yeas and 0 Nays (Irish absent)

 

22v.

That the sum of Five Hundred Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($500,000.00) be appropriated to Account #91C745, Sewer Construction, for the purpose of funding the Route 20 Sewer improvement project, including the costs incidental and related thereto.

Attachments

Loan Order adopted on a roll call vote of 10 Yeas and 0 Nays (Irish absent)

 

22w.

That the sum of One Million Dollars And No Cents ($1,000,000.00) be appropriated to Account #91C745, Sewer Construction, for the purpose of Sewer Infiltration and Inflow Control, including the costs incidental and related thereto.

Attachments

Loan Order adopted on a roll call vote of 10 Yeas and 0 Nays (Irish absent)

 

22x.

That the sum of Two Hundred Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($200,000.00) be appropriated to Account #91C745, Sewer Construction, for the purpose of funding Sewer Pumping Stations rehabilitation projects, including the costs incidental and related thereto.

Attachments

Loan Order adopted on a roll call vote of 10 Yeas and 0 Nays (Irish absent)

 

22y.

That the sum of Two Hundred Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($200,000.00) be appropriated to Account #91C713, Water Mains, for the purpose of funding Water Cross Connection surveys, including the costs incidental and related thereto.

Attachments

Loan Order adopted on a roll call vote of 10 Yeas and 0 Nays (Irish absent)

 

22z.

That the sum of One Million Dollars And No Cents ($1,000,000.00) be appropriated to Account #91C745, Sewer Construction, for the purpose of funding improvements to the Belmont Street Force Main, including the costs incidental and related thereto.

Attachments

Loan Order adopted on a roll call vote of 10 Yeas and 0 Nays (Irish absent)

 

23.

LOAN ORDERS TO BE ADOPTED - PART II

23a.

That the sum of One Million Two Hundred Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($1,200,000.00) be appropriated to Account #91C741, Street Construction, for the purpose of funding improvements to sidewalks, ADA Improvements at City Hall and other Citywide locations, including the costs incidental and related thereto.

Attachments

Loan Order adopted on a roll call vote of 10 Yeas and 0 Nays (Irish absent)

 

23b.

That the sum of One Million Dollars And No Cents ($1,000,000.00) be appropriated to Account #91C741, Street Construction for the construction of Extended Pavements at various citywide locations, including the costs incidental and related thereto.

Attachments

Loan Order adopted on a roll call vote of 10 Yeas and 0 Nays (Irish absent)

 

23c.

That the sum of One Million Five Hundred Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($1,500,000.00) be appropriated to Account #91C741, Street Construction, for the purpose of funding the resurfacing of citywide streets, including the costs incidental and related thereto.

Attachments

Loan Order adopted on a roll call vote of 10 Yeas and 0 Nays (Irish absent)

 

23d.

That the sum of Seven Hundred Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($700,000.00) be appropriated to Account #91C741, Street Construction, for the purpose of funding the construction, conversion and improvements to Private Streets, including the costs incidental and related thereto.

Attachments

Loan Order adopted on a roll call vote of 10 Yeas and 0 Nays (Irish absent)

 

23e.

That the sum of Six Hundred Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($600,000.00) be appropriated to Account #91C784, Park Improvements, for the purpose of funding improvements to Knight of Columbus, Indian Hill Salter School Property, Vernon Hill Park, and Rockwood Field including the costs incidental and related thereto

Attachments

Loan Order adopted on a roll call vote of 10 Yeas and 0 Nays (Irish absent)

 

23f.

That the sum of Four Hundred Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($400,000.00) be appropriated to Account #91C741, Street Construction, for the purpose funding improvements to Washington Square, including the costs incidental and related thereto.

Attachments

Loan Order adopted on a roll call vote of 10 Yeas and 0 Nays (Irish absent)

 

23g.

That the sum of Eight Hundred Fifty Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($850,000.00) be appropriated to Account #91C716, Union Station Rehabilitation, for the purpose of funding fit out and other improvements to Union Station, including the costs incidental and related thereto.

Attachments

Loan Order adopted on a roll call vote of 10 Yeas and 0 Nays (Irish absent)

 

23h.

That the sum of Eight Hundred Forty Five Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($845,000.00) be appropriated to Account #91C711, Building Rehabilitation, for the purpose of funding the Technical Services relocation move to Worcester Technical High School, including the costs incidental and related thereto.

Attachments

Loan Order adopted on a roll call vote of 10 Yeas and 0 Nays (Irish absent)

 

23i.

That the sum of Two Million Three Hundred Ninety Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($2,390,000.00) be appropriated to Account #91C727, Franklin Street Fire Station, for the purpose funding the construction of the Franklin Street Fire Station, including the costs incidental and related thereto.

Attachments

Loan Order adopted on a roll call vote of 10 Yeas and 0 Nays (Irish absent)

 

23j.

That the sum of One Hundred Seventy Five Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($175,000.00) be appropriated to Account #91C711, Building Rehabilitation, for the purpose of funding various citywide building rehabilitation projects for Fire and Police Department, including the costs incidental and related thereto.

Attachments

Loan Order adopted on a roll call vote of 10 Yeas and 0 Nays (Irish absent)

 

23k.

That the sum of Four Hundred Seventy Five Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($475,000.00) be appropriated to Account #91C741, Street Construction, for the purpose of funding various citywide infrastructure improvements at Eagle Road, Belmont Street Conversion, Lincoln Street and Quinsigamond 1 Gateway, including the costs incidental and related thereto.

Attachments

Loan Order adopted on a roll call vote of 10 Yeas and 0 Nays (Irish absent)

 

23l.

That the sum of Fifty Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($50,000.00) be appropriated to Account #91C715, Dam Improvements, for the purpose of funding citywide Dam inspection charges, including the costs incidental and related thereto.

Attachments

Loan Order adopted on a roll call vote of 10 Yeas and 0 Nays (Irish absent)

 

23m.

That the sum of Two Hundred Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($200,000.00) be appropriated to Account #91C741, Street Construction, for the purpose of funding improvements to Franklin Street Slope, including the costs incidental and related thereto.

Attachments

Loan Order adopted on a roll call vote of 10 Yeas and 0 Nays (Irish absent)

 

24.

TO BE ORDAINED

24a.

Amend the Revised Ordinances of 1996 by deleting the entire text of Article Eight of Part Two, Organization of City Agencies, and inserting in lieu thereof the new Article Eight of Part Two, Organization of City Agencies. Amend the Revised Ordinances of 1996 by deleting the reference of the Election Commission Division and related text from Article One of Part Two, Organization of City Agencies and by deleting in its entirety section 11 ("Election Commission Division " of said Article One of Part Two, Organization of City Agencies.

Attachments

Ordained on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays - Reconsideration denied on a roll call vote of 0 Nays and 11 Yeas.

 

24b.

Amend the Salary Ordinance of August 20, 1996 - Occupational Group A - Administrative and Supervisory - Assistant Director Election Commission.

Attachments

Ordained on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays - Reconsideration denied on a roll call vote of 0 Yeas and 11 Nays.

 

24c.

Amend Section 42 of Chapter 13 of the Revised Ordinances of 1996 to provide for Handicap Parking in front of 9 Sussex Lane.

Attachments

Ordained on a roll call vote of 10 Yeas and 0 Nays (Irish absent)

 

24d.

Amend Section 42 of Chapter 13 of the Revised Ordinances of 1996 to provide for Handicap Parking on Beaver St. adjacent to 974 Main St.

Attachments

Ordained on a roll call vote of 10 Yeas and 0 Nays (Irish absent)

 

24e.

Amend Section 42 of Chapter 13 of the Revised Ordinances of 1996 to rescind Handicap Parking in front of 19 Fairmont Ave.

Attachments

Ordained on a roll call vote of 10 Yeas and 0 Nays (Irish absent)

 

24f.

Amend Section 42 of Chapter 13 of the Revised Ordinances of 1996 to rescind Handicap Parking in front of 35 Euclid Ave.

Attachments

Ordained on a roll call vote of 10 Yeas and 0 Nays (Irish absent)

 

24g.

Amend Section 42 of Chapter 13 of the Revised Ordinances of 1996 to rescind Handicap Parking in front of 44 Huntington Ave.

Attachments

Ordained on a roll call vote of 10 Yeas and 0 Nays (Irish absent)

 

24h.

Amend Section 42 of Chapter 13 of the Revised Ordinances of 1996 to rescind Handicap Parking in front of 137 June St.

Attachments

Ordained on a roll call vote of 10 Yeas and 0 Nays (Irish absent)

 

24i.

Amend Section 42 of Chapter 13 of the Revised Ordinances of 1996 providing for Stop Sign on Country Club Blvd. at Pleasant Valley Dr. facing north and southbound traffic on Country Club Blvd.

Attachments

Ordained on a roll call vote of 10 Yeas and 0 Nays (Irish absent)

 

24j.

Amend Section 29 of Chapter 13 of the Revised Ordinances of 1996 providing for Stop Sign on Asbury Rd. at South Flagg St. faces eastbound traffic on Asbury Rd.

Attachments

Ordained on a roll call vote of 10 Yeas and 0 Nays (Irish absent)

 

24k.

Amend Section 42 of Chapter 13 of the Revised Ordinances of 1996 to provide for 15 minute parking 8 am to 6 pm on the south side of Winter St. from Green St. to Beach St.

Attachments

Ordained on a roll call vote of 10 Yeas and 0 Nays (Irish absent)

 

24l.

Amend Section 42 of Chapter 13 of the Revised Ordinances of 1996 to provide for Two (2) 15 Minute Parking Spaces between 11:00 am and 10:00 pm on the west side of Major Taylor Boulevard at the southerly end of the block between Thomas St. and Central St.

Attachments

Ordained on a roll call vote of 10 Yeas and 0 Nays (Irish absent)

 

24m.

Amend Section 42 of Chapter 13 of the Revised Ordinances of 1996 to provide for One Hour Parking Meters in front of 65 Water St.

Attachments

Ordained on a roll call vote of 10 Yeas and 0 Nays (Irish absent)

 

24n.

An Ordinance concerning the Compensation of the Cultural Development Officer.

Attachments

Ordained on a roll call vote of 10 Yeas and 0 Nays (Irish absent)

 

25.

TABLED UNDER PRIVILEGE

25a.

Communication of the City Manager recommending the Adoption of a Loan Order in the amount of Three Hundred Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($300,000.00) to be appropriated to Account #91C778, Providence Street Tot Lot, for the purpose of funding the construction of the planned playground at Providence Street. (Tabled - Lukes July 17, 2007)

Attachments

Tabled Under Privilege on a roll call vote of 10 Yeas and 0 Nays (Irish absent) - Lukes

 

26.

TABLED ITEMS

26a.

Order of Mayor Timothy P. Murray - That the ordinance relative to the Police Department License Board as it relates to taxi regulations be rescinded. (Tabled - Murray April 25, 2006)

Attachments

No action taken

 

26b.

Order of Councilor Barbara G. Haller and Councilor Gary Rosen - Request the City Manager take all steps to have the WRTA #11 bus rerouted to serve the Island part of Harding Street (south of Kelley Square) to take residents, especially the elderly, to and from the Route 20 Fair Shopping Plaza. Further request that this service be provided several times in the mornings and again in the afternoons, both outbound and inbound. This service was formerly provided by the old #4 Millbury City Line and eliminated on January 28th, 2006 creating a serious hardship and reduction in the quality of life for residents in the Green Island neighborhood. (Tabled - Haller August 29, 2006)

Attachments

No action taken

 

26c.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON MUNICIPAL OPERATIONS Upon the REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE Upon the Communication of James A. DelSignore, City Auditor, transmitting communication relative to the schedules showing estimated savings that would accrue to the City if certain changes were made to employee and retiree health plans by adopting MGL Chapter 32B Section 18 and by decreasing the City's share of premiums from 80% to 75% for various groups not affected by Section 18: recommend Report and Communication be placed on file. (Tabled - July 26, 2007)

Attachments

No action taken

 

26d.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON MUNICIPAL OPERATIONS Upon the Communication of the City Manager transmitting communication regarding responses from the Administration to the orders from the City Council Standing Committee on Municipal Operations: recommend Communication be placed on file. (Tabled - July 26, 2007)

Attachments

No action taken

 

26e.

CHAIRMAN'S ORDER FROM THE COMMITTEE ON MUNICIPAL OPERATIONS - Request City Manager be and is hereby requested to recommend to the City Council a plan to soften the burden of health care costs to the Medicaid eligible retirees of the City of Worcester and specifically request the City Manager consider increasing the city's contribution for eligible retirees from the present 75% contribution level to the 80% level so as to put them on par with the premiums paid by active employees. (Tabled - July 26, 2007)

Attachments

No action taken

 

26f.

CHAIRMAN'S ORDER FROM THE COMMITTEE ON MUNICIPAL OPERATIONS - Request City Manager consider blending retiree costs for health insurance to a percent that equalizes percentage payments without increasing costs to the city. (Tabled - Rushton July 17, 2007)

Attachments

No action taken

 

26g.

Communication of the City Manager transmitting informational communication relative to the Adoption of Chapter 32B, Section 18, from The Segal Group, Inc. (Tabled - July 26, 2007)

Attachments

No action taken

 

26h.

Communication of the City Manager transmitting informational communication regarding the Orders posed at the Municipal Operations meeting of June 27, 2007 along with the Administration response. (Tabled - July 26, 2007)

Attachments

No action taken

 

26i.

Communication of the City Manager transmitting informational communication containing the Administration's responses to questions posed regarding Section 18 at the July 17, 2007 City Council Meeting. (Tabled - July 26, 2007)

Attachments

No action taken

 

26j.

Communication of the City Manager transmitting informational communication regarding additional responses from the Administration on Questions posed at July 17, 2007 City Council meeting regarding Chapter 32B, Section 18. (Tabled - July 26, 2007)

Attachments

No action taken

 

27.

SUSPENSION OF RULES

27a.

Motion Lukes & Haller @ #6b CC - Request City Manager refer materials relative to conduit system in Cambridge St./Kansas St. be referred to the City Solicitor and the Commissioner of Public Works & Parks for a review and provide City Council with a report for the August 28th City Council meeting. Further, request to include in the report where the Metropolitan District Commission project stands.

Attachments

Order adopted

 

27b.

Motion Irish @ #10.37C CM - Request City Manager include a clarification of the coordination of benefits provision in his report for the September 25th City Council meeting.

Attachments

Order adopted

 

27c.

Motion Irish @ #10.37C CM - Request City Manager make available to City Council a summary of the presentation of the Acting Director of Human Resources concerning plans to notify retirees of changes to health insurance for the purpose of distribution to individuals requesting information as a way to facilitate communication. Further, request the summary include telephone numbers of carriers who can provide information and answer questions.

Attachments

Order adopted

 

27d.

Motion Petty @ #10.37C CM - Request City Manager include in the summary the number of people associated with each letter sent from the Human Resources Department as a means to understand the number of people affected by each letter.

Attachments

Order adopted

 

27e.

Motion Haller @ #10.37C CM - Request City Manager review the possibility of obtaining taxes from not-for-profits who lease out their property for the purpose of getting rent or a lease cost. Further, determine if a not-for-profits are eligible to lease or rent their properties to other entities for profit.

Attachments

Order adopted

 

27f.

Motion Perotto @ #10.9A CM - Request City Manager provide a report as to the specific number of units in the NRSA program that are used for homeownership and the number of units used of rentals.

Attachments

Order adopted

 

27g.

Motion Haller @ #10.9A CM - Request City Manager make future reports relative to NRSA's more clear as to which activities are funded and which ones are not funded by NRSA's.

Attachments

Order adopted

 

27h.

Motion Clancy @ #10.9A CM - Request City Manager and his divisions for Neighborhood & Revitalization and Economic Development work with the Oak Hill CDC and the Grafton Hill Business Association to create a plan for a parking overlay zone in the lower Grafton Hill NRSA corridor and provide a report to City Council.

Attachments

Order adopted

 

27i.

Motion Irish @ #10.9A CM - Request City Manager review if more funds for the NRSA program should be diverted to staffing instead of bricks and mortar as a means to accomplish more affordable housing.

Attachments

Order adopted

 

27j.

Motion Haller @ #10.12A CM - Request City Manager provide City Council with a report on the possibility of regulating unsolicited advertising on our city streets for the purpose of litter prevention.

Attachments

Order adopted

 

27k.

Motion Haller @ #10.17A CM - Request City Manager send a copy of City Manager's item #10.17 to all the neighborhood centers.

Attachments

Order adopted

 

27l.

Motion Ruston @ #10.34A CM - Request City Manager provide City Council with a report relative to the Union Station garage and impacts to continuing construction in light of the challenge to the PLA issue.

Attachments

Motion Lukes to amend: Further, request report to include legal consequences if waiver is not granted. Order adopted

 

27m.

Motion Clancy @ #10.35B CM - Request City Manager submit a breakdown of the three funded services and how they tie into the NRSA proposals.

Attachments

Order adopted

 

27n.

Motion Clancy @ #10.37B CM - Request City Manager request the City Solicitor provide City Council with a report as how the banning of plastic bags can be enforced in Massachusetts.

Attachments

Order adopted

 

27o.

Motion Clancy @ #10.37B CM - Request City Manager report on the status of a previous filed Order #8l cc from May 1, 2007 requiring retail stores provide bins for collection and recycling containers and packaging.

Attachments

Order adopted

 

27p.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE Upon the Communication of James A. DelSignore, City Auditor, transmitting communication relative to the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) for the Worcester Retirement System (WRS) for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2006: recommend Communication be referred to Municipal Operations Committee.

Attachments

Accepted & Referred to Municipal Operations Committee

 

27q.

PETITION of Councilor Philip P. Palmieri on behalf of Barbara Montgomery request an additional street light be added to the existing street light in the vicinity of 258 Coburn Ave. or that the lumens of the existing light be increased sufficiently to illuminate this remote area across from park land.

Attachments

Referred to Public Service and Transportation Committee

 

27r.

Motion Haller - Under Suspension of Rules - Request City Manager provide a report on University/Crystal Park pond aeration operation.

Attachments

Order adopted

 

27s.

Motion Haller - Under Suspension of Rules - Request City Manager request the Commissioner of Public Works & Parks clear brush and overgrowth from the wall along Southbridge St. near Princeton St.

Attachments

Order adopted

 

27t.

Motion Haller - Under Suspension of Rules - Request City Manager provide City Council with a report on the WRTA contract status and if any contingency plans are being developed to provide for critical transportation needs in the event of a work stoppage.

Attachments

Order adopted

 

27u.

Motion Smith - Under Suspension of Rules - Request City Manager request the Commissioner of Public Works & Parks clear the overgrowth brush covering the sidewalks in Lincoln St. in the vicinity of the Press Box and in Boylston St. in the vicinity of Chino Ave.

Attachments

Order adopted