CITY OF WORCESTER

JOURNAL OF THE CITY COUNCIL

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Council Chamber

Convened: 4:13 P.M.

Adjourned: 6:22 P.M.


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
 

City Hall - 455 Main Street Worcester, Massachusetts


1.

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

2.

STAR SPANGLED BANNER - ALEXANDRA MILLS

3.

ROLL CALL - All present except Councilor Petty and Councilor Rushton. Councilor Petty arrived at 4:17 P.M.

4.

PRESENTATION

4a.

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.

Placed on file

 

5.

ITEMS OF CITIZEN INTEREST

5a.

Mayor Lukes read a proclamation declaring September 2007 Infant Mortality Awareness Month and it was presented to George Michael Protouphy who spoke on behalf of Dr. Marianne Felice, Chair of Pediatrics and UMass and Chair of the Infant Mortality Reduction Task Force.

 

6.

ITEMS OF DEPARTMENTAL OR EMPLOYEE INTEREST

7.

PETITIONS

7a.

Robert Chipman et al request to make public Balis Ave. from end of public portion at 35 Balis Ave. approximately 60' to end.

Attachments

Referred to Planning Board

 

7b.

Scott Cashman, Vice Chairman of the Worcester Planning Board on behalf of the Worcester Planning Board respectfully recommends the following Zoning Ordinance amendment: That Article IV, Table 4.2-Permitted Dimensions by District, regarding Single-Family, Semi-detached dwellings in RS-10 and RS-7 zones be deleted". This amendment reflects City Council's policy intent and is internally consistent with City Councilís amendment to prohibit this use in RS-7 and RS-10 zones.

Attachments

Referred to Planning Board

 

7c.

Scott Cashman, Vice Chairman of the Worcester Planning Board on behalf of the Worcester Planning Board respectfully recommends the following Zoning Ordinance amendment: " That Article IV, Section 6(4), last sentence regarding illuminated or motion signs be deleted from the Zoning Ordinance". This amendment reflects City Council's policy intent and is internally consistent with City Council's recent amendment to Table 4.3 that prohibits this type of sign in Business Limited (BL-1) districts.

Attachments

Referred to Planning Board

 

7d.

Scott Cashman, Vice Chairman of the Worcester Planning Board on behalf of Worcester Planning Board respectfully recommends that the Zoning Ordinance be amended to correct an inadvertent omission in Article XV-Adaptive Reuse Overlay Districts by inserting the following and re-lettering accordingly: "B. In addition, the Planning Board, by special Permit, shall have the authority to waive or modify dimensional controls set forth in Table 4.2 of this Ordinance."

Attachments

Referred to Planning Board

 

7e.

Evelyn Ventura et al request street light be installed across from 255 Coburn Ave. and the lumens be increased on the existing street light between 260 and 262 Coburn Ave.

Attachments

Referred to Public Service and Transportation Committee

 

7f.

Ruth Mouid request abatement of street assessment #24584 in the amount of $10,107.00 for Elton St.

Attachments

Referred to Public Works Committee

 

7g.

Anthony Misale request abatement of street assessment #24580 in the amount of $8,561.69 for Clarissa St.

Attachments

Referred to Public Works Committee

 

7h.

Tracey Bond request to install fence along the elevated portion of Walpole St. from 108 to 172 Walpole St.

Attachments

Referred to Public Works Committee

 

7i.

Donald & Mary Baker request abatement of street assessment #24605 in the amount of $3,115.70 for Trent Rd.

Attachments

Referred to Public Works Committee

 

7j.

Kenneth & Rosemarie Sharp request abatement of street assessment #24593 in the amount of $9,883.50 for Longmeadow Ave.

Attachments

Referred to Public Works Committee

 

7k.

Matteo and Antonia Travaglio request abatement of street assessment #24602 in the amount of $3,150.00 for Trent Rd.

Attachments

Referred to Public Works Committee

 

7l.

Paul Sheehan request sidewalks in the vicinity of 15 Nutmeg Drive be repaired.

Attachments

Referred to Public Works Committee

 

7m.

Elizabeth Woods request sidewalk repair in front of 39 Indian Hill Rd.

Attachments

Referred to Public Works Committee

 

7n.

Sandy Spagnuolo, Property Manager of Royal Worcester Apartments, request abutting sidewalks in Hollis St. be repaired.

Attachments

Referred to Public Works Committee

 

7o.

Geraldine Keyes request to repair/replace sidewalk in Loxwood St. adjacent to property of 2 Taunton St.

Attachments

Referred to Public Works Committee

 

7p.

Matthew O'Mara request to extend sanitary sewer line in Woodcliffe Ave. approximately 100' from #7 to #9 Woodcliffe Ave. at petitioner's expense, subject to prior agreement and DPW specifications.

Attachments

Referred to Public Works Committee

 

7q.

Dean Marcus request to repair/replace sidewalks in front of 28 to 30 Front St.

Attachments

Referred to Public Works Committee

 

7r.

Steven Santiago request traffic enforcement, stop sign or traffic light in Piedmont St. and Jaques Ave.

Attachments

Referred to Traffic and Parking Committee

 

7s.

Steven Santiago request to remove the No Parking signs and install residential parking in Piedmont St. in the vicinity of Piedmont St. and Jaques Ave.

Attachments

Referred to Traffic and Parking Committee

 

7t.

Councilor Kathleen M. Toomey on behalf of Riley's on Lincoln St. request installation of one-hour parking in the south side of Gilman St. from Lincoln St. to the driveway of Adams Square Baptist Church.

Attachments

Referred to Traffic and Parking Committee

 

7u.

Lee Buckley request City Council establish an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action (EO/AA) Contract Compliance Regulatory Agency for the City of Worcester.

Attachments

Petitioner Spoke Referred to City Manager

 

7v.

Claudette Danielson & Arthur Kevorkian request to speak before City Council relative to possible interruption of bus services for elderly, disabled and working people in the event of a bus strike.

Attachments

Petitioner Spoke Referred to City Manager

 

8.

COMMUNICATIONS OF THE CITY MANAGER

 

8.1

APPOINTMENTS
Non-City Council Confirmation
 

8.2

APPOINTMENTS
City Council Confirmation
A.

Notification of Reappointment of Robert L. Thomas to the Worcester Redevelopment Authority.

Attachments

Reappointment confirmed on a roll call vote of 9 Yeas and 0 Nays (Petty, Rushton absent)

 
 

8.3

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE CITY MANAGER
Airport Division
 

8.4

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE CITY MANAGER
Cable Services Division
 

8.5

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE CITY MANAGER
Election Commission Division
 

8.6

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE CITY MANAGER
Human Resources Division
A.

Transmitting Informational Communication regarding the Adoption and Implementation of Chapter 32B, Section 18.

Attachments

Referred to Finance Committee

 
 

8.7

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE CITY MANAGER
Workforce Development
 

8.8

OFFICE OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
Economic Development Division
A.

Recommend Adoption of a Resolution to File a Commercial Area Revitalization District (CARD) Plan with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD).

Attachments

Referred to Commerce and Development Committee

 
B.

Recommend Adoption of the Attached Resolution to De-Certify the Certified Project for GKN Sinter Metals of Worcester (formerly the Presmet Corporation) at 112 Harding Street.

Attachments

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

 
C.

Transmitting Informational Communication Relative to the North Main/Lincoln Square Economic Development Strategy Project and an All-Day Public Charrette to Discuss this Area on September 29, 2007 at the First Unitarian Church, 90 Main Street.

Attachments

Placed on file

 
D.

Transmitting Informational Communication Regarding the Disposition of Adams Street School.

Attachments

Referred to Land Use Committee

 
 

8.9

OFFICE OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
Neighborhoods and Housing Development
 

8.10

OFFICE OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
Planning and Regulatory Services Division
 

8.11

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS AND PARKS
Engineering and Architectural Services Division
A.

Transmitting Informational Communication Relative to the Commencement of Site Work Preparation and the Groundbreaking at the New North High School.

Attachments

Placed on file

 
 

8.12

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS AND PARKS
Operations Division
A.

Transmitting Informational Communication Regarding the Proposal to use Additional DEP Approved Materials at the Greenwood Street Landfill.

Attachments

Order adopted on a roll call vote of 10 Yeas and 0 Nays (Rushton absent) and Referred to Public Works Committee for informational purpose only

 
B.

Transmitting Informational Communication Relative to Revised Fiscal Year 2008 Sidewalk Rehabilitation Program List.

Attachments

Referred to Public Works Committee

 
C.

Transmitting Informational Communication Relative to the Discontinuance of a Portion of Southgate Street.

Attachments

Referred to Public Works Committee

 
D.

Transmitting Informational Communication Relative to a Sewer Surcharging Status Report for Kinnicutt Road South.

Attachments

Referred to Public Works Committee

 
 

8.13

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS AND PARKS
Parks Division
A.

Recommend Adoption of Two Resolutions to Accept with Gratitude a Donation of Six Hundred and Sixty Five Dollars ($665.00) from the Family of Gustafson H. Waino and a Donation of One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) from Tim Mooradiani. Both donations will be used to Support the City's Junior Golf Program.

Attachments

Two Resolutions adopted with gratitude

 
B.

Recommend Adoption of the Attached Resolution to Accept with Gratitude a Donation in the Amount of One Thousand Five Hundred Eighty Six Dollars and Ninety-Five Cents ($1,586.95) from the Lake View Neighborhood Association to Benefit Lake View Park.

Attachments

Resolution adopted with gratitude

 
C.

Recommend Adoption of the Attached Resolution to Accept with Gratitude a Donation in the Amount of Three Hundred and Eighty Dollars ($380.00) from the Participants in the July 9-20, 2007 Recreational Tennis Open.

Attachments

Resolution adopted with gratitude

 
D.

Recommend Adoption of the Attached Resolution to File and Accept a Fiscal Year 2008 Greenways and Trails Grant for Elm Park/Newton Hill.

Attachments

Resolution adopted

 
E.

Transmitting Informational Communication Relative to the City's Stump Grinding Removal Program for 2006 and 2007.

Attachments

Referred to Public Works Committee

 
 

8.14

PUBLIC SAFETY DEPARTMENTS
Communications Division
 

8.15

PUBLIC SAFETY DEPARTMENTS
Fire Department
 

8.16

PUBLIC SAFETY DEPARTMENTS
License Commission
 

8.17

PUBLIC SAFETY DEPARTMENTS
Police Department
 

8.18

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Administration
 

8.19

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Code Enforcement Division
 

8.20

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Disability Division
 

8.21

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Elder Affairs Division
A.

Recommend Adoption of a Resolution to Accept with Gratitude a Donation of One Thousand Five Hundred Dollars ($1,500.00) from the Graham, Putnam and Mahoney Funeral Parlor to Subsidize Podiatry Services at the Worcester Senior Center.

Attachments

Resolution adopted with gratitude

 
B.

Recommend Adoption of a Resolution to Accept with Gratitude a Donation of One Thousand Eight Hundred and Nineteen Dollars And No Cents ($1,819.00) from the Friends of Worcester's Senior Center, Inc.

Attachments

Resolution adopted with gratitude

 
C.

Recommend Adoption of the Attached Resolution to File and Accept a Grant of up to Four Thousand Dollars ($4,000.00) from the St. Vincent Community Health Care Fund.

Attachments

Resolution adopted

 
 

8.22

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Human Rights Division
 

8.23

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Human Services Division
 

8.24

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Public Health Division
A.

Recommend Adoption of a Resolution to Accept with Gratitude a Donation of One P-Trak Ultra Fine Particle (UFP) Counter.

Attachments

Resolution adopted with gratitude

 
B.

Transmitting Informational Communication Relative to the Infant Mortality Rates in the City.

Attachments

Referred to Health Committee

 
 

8.25

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Public Library
 

8.26

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Veterans' Services Division
 

8.27

PUBLIC SCHOOL DEPARTMENT
 

8.28

LAW DEPARTMENT
Legal Division
A.

Transmitting Informational Communication Relative to a Legal 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.

Attachments

Referred to Finance Committee

 
 

8.29

DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE
Assessing Division
 

8.30

DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE
Budget Office Division
 

8.31

DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE
Purchasing Division
 

8.32

DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE
Technical Services Division
 

8.33

DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE
Treasury and Collections Division
 

8.34

FINANCE ITEMS
Capital Transfers
A.

Recommend that Two Hundred Fifty Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($250,000.00) be Transferred from Loan Account #91C799, North High School, and Appropriated to DPW Account #41C740, North High School to Allow for the Payment of Ongoing Contractual Obligations.

Attachments

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

 
B.

Recommend that Seven Hundred Fifty Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($750,000.00) be transferred from Account # 91C711, Citywide Building Rehabilitation, and be appropriated to Account #50C704, Worcester Public School Building Rehabilitation to fund costs associated with school rehabilitation projects for South High (RTU) Phase 1 and various UST removals.

Attachments

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

 
 

8.35

FINANCE ITEMS
Operational Transfers
A.

Recommend City Council Approval of the Following Transfers which were Executed in Order to Balance all City Accounts Prior to the Final Close-Out of Fiscal Year 2007.

Attachments

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

 
 

8.36

FINANCE ITEMS
Prior Year
 

8.37

MISCELLANEOUS AGENDA TRANSMITTALS
9.

CHAIRMAN'S ORDERS

9a.

FROM THE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH - Request City Manager request the City Solicitor to provide City Council with an opinion whether or not residential tenants have rights to require their landlords to install a radon remediation system if the levels of radon are found to exceed adaptable levels as a result of testing brought about by the proper installation and operation of testing equipment provided through programs offered by the Massachusetts or City of Worcester Departments of Public Health.

Attachments

Order adopted

 

9b.

FROM THE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH - Request City Manager inform the City Council whether or not all buildings under the City's ownership and jurisdiction have been tested to determine radon levels.

Attachments

Order adopted

 

9c.

FROM THE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH - Request City Manager provide City Council with a copy of the federal mandate that testing be conducted to determine radon levels in public school buildings.

Attachments

Order adopted

 

9d.

FROM THE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH - Request City Manager work with our local legislative delegation to bring about state legislation that would require that routine radon testing be performed whenever real estate ownership transfers containing residential unit(s) take place.

Attachments

Order adopted

 

9e.

FROM THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC SERVICE AND TRANSPORTATION - Request City Manager begin planning for a follow up Climate Action Plan for the period 2010 and afterwards.

Attachments

Order adopted

 

9f.

FROM THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC SERVICE AND TRANSPORTATION - Request City Manager provide City Council with an Executive Summary of the 3rd report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Goals.

Attachments

Order adopted

 

9g.

FROM THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC SERVICE AND TRANSPORTATION - Request City Manager explore Goal 21 and report recommendations to City Council.

Attachments

Order adopted

 

9h.

FROM THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC SERVICE AND TRANSPORTATION - Request City Manager provide City Council with a report outlining the efforts that are made to test air quality across the city.

Attachments

Order adopted

 

9i.

FROM THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC SERVICE AND TRANSPORTATION - Request City Manager provide City Council with information how we involve the neighborhood watch groups and the watershed associations in our green efforts.

Attachments

Order adopted

 

9j.

FROM THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC SERVICE AND TRANSPORTATION - Request City Manager work with National Grid and the Mass GreenUp Incentive Program.

Attachments

Order adopted

 

9k.

FROM THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC SERVICE AND TRANSPORTATION - Request City Manager provide City Council with information how he intends to provide for new leadership to the City's Energy Task Force.

Attachments

Order adopted

 

9l.

FROM THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS - Request City Manager request the City Solicitor to provide City Council with an opinion how the intent of the petition to physically convert City View Street to a dead end street might be accomplished.

Attachments

Order adopted

 

9m.

FROM THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS - Request the License Commission to consider placing a condition on the parking lot license for the College of the Holy Cross such that the gate at the terminus of City View Street only be opened for emergency access and egress.

Attachments

Order adopted

 

9n.

FROM THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS - Request City Manager recommend to the City Council an increase in the capital expenditure necessary to carry out the necessary repairs to Franklin St. in the vicinity of Putnam Lane.

Attachments

Order adopted

 

9o.

FROM THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING - Request City Manager request the Commissioner of Public Works & Parks install a "Not a Through Street" sign at the entrance to Kelsey Dr. from Massasoit Rd.

Attachments

Order adopted

 

9p.

FROM THE COMMITTEE ON YOUTH, PARKS AND RECREATION - Request City Manager provide the City Council with information concerning the Hillside beach operating expenses and re-opening data.

Attachments

Order adopted

 

9q.

FROM THE COMMITTEE ON YOUTH, PARKS AND RECREATION - Request City Manager provide the City Council with an update to the Worcester Common Restoration Project.

Attachments

Order adopted

 

9r.

FROM THE COMMITTEE ON YOUTH, PARKS AND RECREATION - Request City Manager keep the City Council apprised of the progress in the reconstruction of the Foley Stadium property.

Attachments

Order adopted

 

9s.

FROM THE COMMITTEE ON YOUTH, PARKS AND RECREATION - Request Superintendent of the Worcester Public Schools provide the City Council with the plan for usage of the fields at the renovated, reopened Foley Stadium as it relates to the use of the fields by community and other groups.

Attachments

Order adopted

 

10.

ORDERS

10a.

Request City Manager repair and/or replace bollards in the vicinity of 274 Shrewsbury Street and Cristoforo Colombo Park. (Palmieri)

Attachments

Order adopted

 

10b.

Request City Manager request the Commissioner of Health and Human Services review the existing state laws and local ordinances pertaining to keeping boats, trailers, campers and large trucks in the public ways and on privately owned property in residential districts and recommend law or regulatory changes to the City Council prior to October 1, 2007 to provide for a better quality of life in our neighborhoods. (Petty)

Attachments

Motion Lukes to amend: Further, request City Manager's response be posted to the city's web site. Order adopted, as amended

 

10c.

Request City Manager provide City Council with information regarding the provisions of Section 19 of Chapter 32(b) of the Massachusetts General Laws, which, if adopted, allows cities and towns to establish a coalition bargaining system for health insurance benefits. (Rosen, Toomey, Rushton, Petty, Smith)

Attachments

Mayor Lukes suspended the rules to allow Judy Roy of Leicester, a representative of the Coalition of Municipal Retirees and Ralph Saarinen of Shrewsbury to speak. Motion Petty to amend: Further, request a report detailing the health plan the state offers and the city offers and any collective bargaining issues. Order adopted, as amended

 

10d.

Request City Manager provide City Council with a report concerning the health of the retention/detention pond at 39 First Street in light of the several concerns raised recently by residents of this housing complex as to the deteriorating water quality and odor. (Rushton, Petty)

Attachments

Tabled

 

10e.

Request City Manager request the Traffic Engineer review the traffic flow and signage at the egress of the newly constructed Ascension Elderly Apartments on Vernon Street in order to maximize motorist safety. (Clancy)

Attachments

Motion Haller to amend: Further, request this report be provided to City Council as soon as possible. Order adopted, as amended

 

10f.

Request City Manager report to City Council on the status of the Coburn Ave./Hamilton St. playground. (Clancy, Palmieri, Perotto, Toomey)

Attachments

Order adopted

 

10g.

Request City Manager consider reassigning a position within Executive Office of Neighborhood Services as a Neighborhood Liaison to reconnect the Neighborhoods with City Hall. (Perotto)

Attachments

Order adopted

 

10h.

Request City Manager provide City Council with a report concerning the grass conditions in fields at East Park and Beaver Brook Park. (Perotto)

Attachments

Order adopted

 

10i.

Request City Manager to provide a copy of the Mayorís Social Service Task Force Report from October 2005 to all identifiable service providers who site community care programs in the City and all identifiable funding agencies for these programs - including banks and foundations - with a letter of request that they meet with the City Administration to discuss the recommendations. (Perotto, Haller)

Attachments

Order adopted

 

10j.

Request City Manager to provide City Council with a report concerning the recently sited social service program, Unlocking Potentials for Growth, Inc., at 8-10 Stoneland Road, to include whether or not the program will operate under protection of the Dover Amendment, whether it will require a lodging house license, and if it meets all appropriate permitting and zoning ordinance regulations. Further, request that the report state the maximum number of residents possible and that the report include information regarding the target population; whether it will serve registered sex offenders and/or violent offenders and/or arsonists; their expected length of stay; requirements for maintaining residency; and recidivism expectations. (Haller)

Attachments

Order adopted

 

10k.

Request City Manager provide a tactical improvement plan to improve the quality of streets and sidewalks by paving 21 miles each year, the amount of miles that the Commissioner of Public Works & Parks has stated the city should pave in order to maintain the Worcester meet industry-recommended standards, and an amount that is significantly more than the 13 miles of streets and sidewalks that we have repaved/repaired annually over the past decade, resulting in the deplorable condition of this most visible and necessary part of our infrastructure. (Rushton)

Attachments

Tabled

 

10l.

Request City Manager consider adopting a policy so that monies authorized for street and sidewalk repair be used for such purposes within a six month time period from date of authorization by City Council. Such purpose is to get our city roadways and sidewalks repaired within the construction season and to avoid to a 3 to 5% increase in total cost. (Rushton)

Attachments

Tabled

 

10m.

Request City Manager request the Police Commissioner provide speed enforcement at the bend of Walter St. and Wrentham Rd. (Rushton)

Attachments

Tabled

 

10n.

Request City Manager provide the City Council a report concerning the possible transfer of our municipal employees into the Commonwealth's group insurance commission program. (Irish)

Attachments

Order adopted

 

10o.

Request City Manager provide City Council with report concerning the progress of the Youth Office. (Toomey)

Attachments

Order adopted

 

10p.

DECREE TO MAKE PUBLIC: MINK CIRCLE

Attachments

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

 

10q.

DECREE T O MAKE PUBLIC: SUNRISE AVENUE EXTENSION

Attachments

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

 

10r.

DECREE TO MAKE PUBLIC: VIG'S WAY

Attachments

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

 

11.

RECESS TO FINANCE COMMITTEE

11a.

#8.30A CM July 17, 2007
Communication of the City Manager transmitting the City's Five Year Capital Improvement Program.

Attachments

No action taken

 

11b.

#10.37C CM August 14, 2007
Communication of the City Manager transmitting informational communication relative to the Fiscal Year 2008 Budget.

Attachments

No action taken

 

12.

RESOLUTION

12a.

That the City Council of the City of Worcester hereby goes on record to request local College and University Presidents respond to City Manager's pilot program within 30 days. (Lukes, Palmieri, Clancy)

Attachments

Resolution adopted on a roll call vote of 10 Yeas and 0 Nays (Rushton absent) and Reconsideration denied on a roll call vote of 0 Yeas and 10 Nays (Rushton absent)

 

13.

REPORTS OF THE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH

13a.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH Upon the Communication of the City Manager transmitting informational communication relative to Public Health Mutual Aid Agreements: recommendation adoption of the accompanying Order that the City Council hereby authorizes the City Manager to enter into an intermunicipal agreement with one or more cities or towns to provide public health services which the Public Health Division of the Department of Health and Human Services is authorized to perform.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted

 

13b.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH Upon the Communication of the City Manager transmitting informational communication relative to the annual influenza vaccine clinic: recommend Communication be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

13c.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH Upon the Communication of the City Manager transmitting informational communication relative to the availability of flu shots and information regarding the upcoming flu season: recommend Communication be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

13d.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH Upon the Communication of the City Manager transmitting informational communication relative to the Worcester Regional Tobacco Control Collaborative (WRTCC): recommend Communication be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

13e.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH Upon the Communication of the City Manager transmitting informational communication relative to the Department of Environmental Protection's (DEP) recertification of the City's Public Health Laboratory and water quality monitoring standards: recommend Communication be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

14.

REPORTS OF THE PLANNING BOARD

14a.

REPORT OF THE PLANNING BOARD Upon the Report of Public Works Committee upon the Communication of the City Manager transmitting informational communication relative to converting Jeremiah's Lane from a Private Street to a Public Street.

Attachments

Referred to Public Works Committee for a hearing

 

14b.

REPORT OF THE PLANNING BOARD Upon the Report of Public Works Committee upon the Communication of the City Manager transmitting informational communication relative to a public street decree for the Armory St. Cul-de-Sac located within the South Worcester Industrial Park Project Area.

Attachments

Referred to Public Works Committee for a hearing

 

15.

REPORTS OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC SERVICE & TRANSPORTATION

15a.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC SERVICE AND TRANSPORTATION Upon the Communication of the City Manager transmitting the City of Worcester Climate Action Plan: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order That the City Council of the City of Worcester hereby approves and supports the Climate Action Plan to implement energy efficient measures, use renewable energy and increase waste recycling to pollute less and save money, as recommended by the City Manager to achieve a more sustainable Worcester, and help Worcester become "The GREEN heart of the Commonwealth".

Attachments

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

 

15b.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC SERVICE AND TRANSPORTATION Upon the Communication of the City Manager transmitting informational communication relative to the City Manager's request for a report on an update of the Energy Task Force: recommend Communication be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

15c.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC SERVICE AND TRANSPORTATION Upon the Communication of the City Manager transmitting informational communication relative to implementation of the Climate Action Plan: recommend Communication be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

16.

REPORTS OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS - PART I

16a.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Gary & Catherine Lawton request abatement of street assessment #24551 in the amount of $3,952.81 in Gaylord 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 (Rushton absent)

 

16b.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Cornelius Turner request easement through Lot 53 in Sterling St. to provide access to Lot 54 for a driveway and utilities from Devonshire St.: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order requesting the City Manager to request the City Treasurer dispose of the property located on Sterling St. in accordance with appropriate city policy.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted

 

16c.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Councilor Barbara G. Haller request repaving of College St.: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted

 

16d.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Councilor Barbara G. Haller request repaving of Davis St.: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted

 

16e.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Neil Smith request that Sargent St. be repaved: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted

 

16f.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Councilor Barbara G. Haller et al request to repave Pelham St.: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted

 

16g.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Councilor Joffrey A. Smith on behalf of Judy Rawan request to resurface Kinnicutt Rd. from end of Jamesbury Dr. to Westbrook Rd.: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted

 

16h.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Leona Ricklin request to resurface Salisbury Crag: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted

 

16i.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Stanley Kusy request street resurfacing in Summerhill Ave: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted

 

16j.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Marie Albano request sidewalk repair in front of 54 Northboro St.: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted

 

16k.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Maureen & Robert Gray request repair and resurfacing of driveway entrance at 49 Metcalf St.: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted

 

16l.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Councilor Joffrey A. Smith request sidewalk repair in front of 70 Richmond Ave.: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted

 

16m.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Councilor Joffrey A. Smith request sidewalk repair in front of 82 Richmond Ave.: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted

 

16n.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Mayor Konstantina B. Lukes on behalf of David Dick request sidewalk repair in front of 39 Thorndyke Rd.: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted

 

16o.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Pasquale Turano request sidewalk and curb repair in front of 12 Somerset St.: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted

 

16p.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Councilor Joffrey A. Smith request sidewalk repair in front of 84 Richmond Ave.: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted

 

16q.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Councilor Joffrey A. Smith request sidewalk repair in front of 90 Richmond Ave.: recommend the adoption of the accompanying Order.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted

 

16r.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Councilor Joffrey A. Smith on behalf of Gilbert Skidmore request sidewalk repair in front of 322 Highland St.: recommend the adoption of the accompanying Order.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted

 

16s.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Councilor Joffrey A. Smith on behalf of Chris Chaves request sidewalk repair in the Elmwood St side of 757 Pleasant St.: recommend the adoption of the accompanying Order.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted

 

16t.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Councilor Joseph M. Petty request emergency sidewalk repair in front of 2 Frontenac Rd.: recommend the adoption of the accompanying Order.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted

 

16u.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Councilor Joffrey A. Smith on behalf of Nicholas Fusaro request sidewalk repair 474 Burncoat St.: recommend the adoption of the accompanying Order.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted

 

16v.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Galina Dobrikovs request sidewalk repair at 84 Elm St.: recommend the adoption of the accompanying Order.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted

 

16w.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Anna Monfreda et al request sidewalk repair in front of 18 Rena St.: recommend the adoption of the accompanying Order.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted

 

16x.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Ignatius Chang, ITC Realty, request sidewalk repair at 86 & 86A Elm St.: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted

 

16y.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Ignatius Chang, ITC Realty, request sidewalk repair at the corner of 55 Highland St. and Wachusett St.: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted

 

16z.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Councilor Barbara G. Haller et al request sidewalk repair in the south side of Elm St. from Park Ave. to West St.: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted

 

16aa.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Councilor Barbara G. Haller et al request sidewalk repair in both sides of West St. from Pleasant St. to William St.: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted

 

16bb.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Councilor Frederick C. Rushton on behalf of Bernard Hershkowitz request sidewalks in front of 37 to 41 Beechmont St. be reconstructed: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted

 

16cc.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Councilor Frederick C. Rushton on behalf of Rita Remillard request that sidewalks in front of 1 through 5 Boyd St. be resurfaced: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted

 

16dd.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Councilor Joffrey A. Smith on behalf of Louis Mignogna request that the sidewalk in front of 64 Forest St. be resurfaced: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted

 

16ee.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Councilor Joffrey A. Smith on behalf of George Hubert request sidewalk repair in the Osceola St. side of 152 Clark St.: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted

 

16ff.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Councilor Paul P. Clancy, Jr. request installation of two catch basins in the vicinity of 404 Granite St. due to excessive storm water pooling during rainstorms: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted

 

17.

REPORTS OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS - PART II

17a.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Communication of the City Manager request adoption of an Order authorizing two easements for street drainage purposes in the approved subdivision "West View Heights": recommend Communication be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

17b.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Communication of the City Manager transmitting informational communication relative to the cost for repaving the entirety of Monadnock Road: recommend Communication be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

17c.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Communication of the City Manager transmitting informational communication regarding the condition of the sidewalk and roadway on Franklin St. near Putnam Ln.: recommend Communication be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

17d.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Communication of the City Manager transmitting informational communication relative to the Belmont Street sewer force main analysis: recommend Communication be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

17e.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Communication of the City Manager transmitting informational communication relative to the Keep Worcester Clean (KWC) activity reports for the months of June and July 2006: recommend Communication be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

17f.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Communication of the City Manager transmitting informational communication relative to the Keep Worcester Clean (KWC) activity report for August 2006: recommend Communication be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

17g.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Communication of the City Manager transmitting informational communication relative to the Keep Worcester Clean (KWC) activity report for the Month of October 2006: recommend Communication be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

17h.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Communication of the City Manager transmitting informational communication relative to the Keep Worcester Clean activity report for the month of November 2006: recommend the Communication be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

17i.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Communication of the City Manager transmitting informational communication relative to the Keep Worcester Clean Report for the month of December 2006: recommend Communication be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

17j.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Communication of the Ctiy Manager transmitting informational communication relative to Keep Worcester Clean for the months of January and February 2007: recommend the Communication be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

17k.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Communication of the City Manager transmitting informational communication relative to Keep Worcester Clean (KWC) activity report for the Month of March 2007: recommend the Communication be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

17l.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Communication of the City Manager transmitting informational communication relative to the Keep Worcester Clean (KWC) activity report for the Month of April 2007: recommend the Communication be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

17m.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Communication of the City Manager transmitting informational communication relative to the Keep Worcester Clean (KWC) report for the Month of May 2007: recommend the Communication be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

17n.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Communication of the City Manager transmitting informational communication regarding the October 3, 2006 Economic Development Report: recommend the Communication be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

17o.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Communication of the City Manager transmitting the Economic Development Report for the month of November 2006: recommend Communication be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

17p.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Communication of the City Manager transmitting the monthly Economic Development Report for December 2006: recommend the Communication be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

17q.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Communication of the City Manager transmitting the Economic Development Report for January 2, 2007: recommend the Communication be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

17r.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Communication of the City Manager transmitting communication relative to Economic Development Initiatives Monthly Status Report - February 2007: recommend Communication be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

17s.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Communication of the City Manager transmitting communication relative to an update of the Economic Development Initiatives - March 2007: recommend the Communication be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

17t.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Communication of the City Manager transmitting an update of Economic Development initiatives relative to development activity since the last monthly report: recommend the Communication be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

17u.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Communication of the City Manager transmitting communication relative to an update of the Economic Development Initiatives - May 2007: recommend the Communication be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

17v.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Communication of the City Manager transmitting communication relative to Economic Development Initiatives Monthly Status Report - June 2007: recommend the Communication be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

17w.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Communication of the City Manager transmitting informational communication relative to the Economic Development Initiatives Monthly Status Report for July 2007: recommend the Communication be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

17x.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Charles Luster request to change the name of Chandler St., from Main St. to Park Ave., to Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.: recommend Petition be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

18.

REPORTS OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS - PART III

18a.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Councilor Barbara G. Haller on behalf of Regional Environmental Council request street repair at crosswalk at the corners of Chestnut and Pleasant Sts.: recommend Petitioner be given leave to withdraw.

Attachments

Accepted

 

18b.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Marie Albano request street repair in Northboro St.: recommend Petitioner be given leave to withdraw.

Attachments

Accepted

 

18c.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Councilor Joffrey A. Smith on behalf of Thomas McGrath request the Department of Public Works & Parks to resurface Clark St. from Burncoat St. to St. Nicholas Ave.: recommend Petitioner be given leave to withdraw.

Attachments

Accepted

 

18d.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Lena Goldberg et al request Sherwood Rd. be repaved: recommend Petitioner be given leave to withdraw.

Attachments

Accepted

 

18e.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Rose Erikson request Beckman St. be resurfaced: recommend Petitioner be given leave to withdraw.

Attachments

Accepted

 

18f.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Councilor Barbara G. Haller request resurfacing of South Crystal St. and Cambridge St. in the vicinity of South Crystal St.: recommend the Petitioner be given leave to withdraw.

Attachments

Accepted

 

18g.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Sister Carol Proietti, SSA, request Oriol Dr. be repaved in it's entirety: recommend Petitioner be given leave to withdraw.

Attachments

Accepted

 

18h.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Stanley Kusy request street resurfacing in Kendrick Ave.: recommend Petitioner be given leave to withdraw.

Attachments

Accepted

 

18i.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Stanley Kusy request street resurfacing in Leeds St.: recommend Petitioner be given leave to withdraw.

Attachments

Accepted

 

18j.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Demetra Blake et al request resurfacing of Hackfeld Rd. from Highland St. to Institute Rd.: recommend Petitioner be given leave to withdraw.

Attachments

Accepted

 

18k.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Feng Yuan et al request repair or resurface of Mount Hope Terr.: recommend Petitioner be given leave to withdraw.

Attachments

Accepted

 

18l.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Councilor Joffrey A. Smith request street repair at railroad tracks in upper Burncoat St.: recommend Petitioner be given leave to withdraw.

Attachments

Accepted

 

18m.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Councilor Frederick C. Rushton request the entire length of Henshaw St. be resurfaced: recommend Petitioner be given leave to withdraw.

Attachments

Accepted

 

18n.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Councilor Petty to repair the portion of the road from 32-37 Royal Rd.: recommend Petitioner be given leave to withdraw.

Attachments

Accepted

 

18o.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Councilor Joffrey A. Smith request to fix the sunken pavement in front of the driveway at 84 Clark St.: recommend Petitioner be given leave to withdraw.

Attachments

Accepted

 

18p.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Councilor Frederick C. Rushton request immediate sidewalk repair in front of 1060 Main St.: recommend Petitioner be given leave to withdraw.

Attachments

Accepted

 

18q.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Galina Dobrikovs request sidewalk repair in front of 148 Winifred Ave.: recommend the Petitioner be given leave to withdraw.

Attachments

Accepted

 

18r.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Councilor Paul P. Clancy, Jr. on behalf of Ronald Pilski request repair of asphalt apron in the vicinity of 28 Arbutus St.: recommend Petitioner be given leave to withdraw.

Attachments

Accepted

 

18s.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Adele Richmond request sidewalk repair including driveway at 40 Bridgeport St.: recommend Petitioner be given leave to withdraw.

Attachments

Accepted

 

18t.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Werner & Christine Ferreira request removal of pipe from sidewalk on Bourne St. side of 10 Gosnold St.: recommend Petitioner be given leave to withdraw.

Attachments

Accepted

 

18u.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Stephen Kerlin request raised water shut offs in sidewalks in Mower St. from Olean St. and Stark Rd. be driven back into and leveled with the sidewalk: recommend Petitioner be given leave to withdraw.

Attachments

Accepted

 

18v.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Venice Falls request repair of sunken sewer and hole in front of 152 Chandler St.: recommend Petitioner be given leave to withdraw.

Attachments

Accepted

 

18w.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Attorney Donald O'Neil on behalf of Tatnuck Terrace LLC request the City to accept easements from Tatnuck Terrace LLC or its nominee for water & sewer utilities installed in Howe Ave., a private street, pursuant to a prior agreement with the City: recommend the Petitioner be given leave to withdraw.

Attachments

Accepted

 

18x.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Teri Kleinberg and Bernt Tore Bratane request abatement of private street betterment assessment #50179 in the name of Shawn and Alex Santiago in the amount of $3682.70 in Belcourt Rd.: recommend Petition be denied.

Attachments

Accepted

 

19.

REPORTS OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC & PARKING

19a.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of David Luong & Richard Davis request handicap parking space on Winfield St. along the side of 84 May St.: recommend passage of the accompanying proposed Ordinance.

Attachments

Voted to advertise proposed Ordinance

 

19b.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Roger Lyon request to remove handicap parking space in front of 208 Pilgrim Ave.: recommend passage of the accompanying proposed Ordinance.

Attachments

Voted to advertise proposed Ordinance

 

19c.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Elizabeth Mullaney request resident sticker parking status be removed on Congress St.: recommend passage of the accompanying proposed Ordinance to rescind resident permit parking in the south side of Congress St. from in front of #7 westerly to Newbury St.

Attachments

Voted to advertise proposed Ordinance

 

19d.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Eric Lane, Facilities Manager of Great Brook Valley Health Center, request to rescind the "residential permit parking" to allow public parking in front of 7 & 9 Tacoma St.: recommend passage of the accompanying proposed Ordinance.

Attachments

Voted to advertise proposed Ordinance

 

19e.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Councilor Paul P. Clancy, Jr. on behalf of Anthony Petrone request "No Parking" be installed in both sides of the entire length of Kelsey Dr.: recommend passage of the accompanying proposed Ordinance to install No Parking both sides 8am to 7pm everyday for a distance of 100' east and west of the crest in Kelsey Dr.

Attachments

Voted to advertise proposed Ordinance

 

19f.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Cheryl Martunas, WPI Chief of Police request to install pedestrian delineators in the following intersections: Institute Rd. and Boynton St., Institute Rd. and West St., Institute Rd. and Einhorn Rd., Institute Rd. and Trowbridge Rd. and Salisbury St. and the private way that was formerly West: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted

 

19g.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Councilor Joffrey A. Smith on behalf of Nancy McDonald request to have a "Do Not Block This Intersection" sign installed in West Boylston St. at the approach to the intersection with Vendora Rd.: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted

 

19h.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Craig Moore, GDS, Inc., on behalf of UMass Memorial Medical Center request to install "Hospital" and private directional signs at various locations to assist the public in locating the three UMass Hospital Campuses within the City: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted

 

19i.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Francisco Rodriguez request to install a yellow flashing light when entering Kelly Square from Madison St.: recommend Petition be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

19j.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Yolanda L. Walker & Lisa A. Merchant request to install a mirror across from the driveway at 98 Heard St. to be able to see traffic coming up the hill and around the bend: recommend Petition be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

19k.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Mayor Konstantina B. Lukes on behalf of Ray Anderson request trucks over 10,000 lbs be banned from Burncoat St. between Lincoln St. and Mountain St. East: recommend Petition be denied.

Attachments

Accepted

 

20.

REPORTS OF THE COMMITTEE ON YOUTH, PARKS & RECREATION

20a.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON YOUTH, PARKS AND RECREATION Upon the Communication of the City Manager transmitting informational communication regarding an update of the Worcester Common Restoration Project: recommend Communication be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

20b.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON YOUTH, PARKS AND RECREATION Upon the Communication of the City Manager, coordinated with and supported by Superintendent James Caradonio and the Worcester Public Schools (WPS) and the Worcester Educational Development Foundation (WEDF), transmitting communication relative to their efforts to develop a realistic, phased action plan for much needed renovations to Foley Stadium on Chandler St.: recommend Communication be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

20c.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON YOUTH, PARKS AND RECREATION Upon the Communication of the City Manager transmitting informational communication relative to the Newton Hill Master Plan Public Hearing: recommend Communication be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

20d.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON YOUTH, PARKS AND RECREATION Upon the Communication of the City Manager transmitting informational communication relative to a Public Hearing for the Improvements to Vernon Hill Park: recommend Communication be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

21.

TO BE ORDAINED

21a.

Amend the Salary Ordinance of August 20, 1996 relative to members of Local 504, IBPO Worcester Police Officials.

Attachments

Ordained on a roll call vote of 10 Yeas and 0 Nays (Rushton absent) - Reconsideration denied on a roll call vote of 0 Yeas and 10 Nays.

 

22.

TABLED UNDER PRIVILEGE

22a.

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

Voted to advertise on a roll call vote of 10 Yeas and 0 Nays (Rushton absent) - Reconsideration approved on a roll call vote of 10 Yeas and 0 Nays (Rushton absent) - Tabled

 

22b.

LOAN ORDER TO BE ADOPTED - 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. (Tabled - Lukes August 14, 2007)

Attachments

Taken off the Table and Loan Order adopted on a roll call vote of 10 Yeas and 0 Nays (Rushton absent)

 

22c.

LOAN ORDER TO BE ADOPTED - 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. (Tabled - Lukes August 14, 2007)

Attachments

Taken off the Table and Loan Order adopted on a roll call vote of 10 Yeas and 0 Nays (Rushton absent)

 

22d.

LOAN ORDER TO BE ADOPTED - 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. (Tabled - Lukes August 14, 2007)

Attachments

Taken off the Table and Loan Order adopted on a roll call vote of 10 Yeas and 0 Nays (Rushton absent)

 

22e.

LOAN ORDER TO BE ADOPTED - 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. (Tabled - Lukes August 14, 2007)

Attachments

Taken off the Table and Loan Order adopted on a roll call vote of 10 Yeas and 0 Nays (Rushton absent)

 

23.

TABLED ITEMS

23a.

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

 

23b.

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

 

23c.

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

 

23d.

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

 

23e.

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

 

23f.

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 26, 2007)

Attachments

No action taken

 

23g.

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

 

23h.

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

 

23i.

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

 

23j.

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

 

24.

SUSPENSION OF RULES

24a.

Motion Perotto @8.8C CM - Request City Manager consider that the all-Day public Charrette scheduled for September 29, 2007 at the First Unitarian Church begin at 8:30 A.M.

Attachments

Order adopted

 

24b.

Motion Clancy @8.12A CM - Request City Manager submit a report relative to the Green St. Landfill project to apprise City Council with the amount of monies received, total amount of materials collected, what type of progress can be made to get the cap completed and if additional materials are required for preservation of the cap and what can be expected within the next year as to volume. Further, request what type of study and site review for remediation required for the adjacent parcel and progress of the roadway to be developed at the adjacent parcel.

Attachments

Order adopted

 

24c.

Motion Haller @8.24B CM - Request the Mayor invite Dr. Felice and the members of the Infant Mortality Reduction Task Force to a September City Council meeting to make a presentation before City Council relative to Infant Mortality.

Attachments

Order adopted

 

24d.

Motion Clancy @ 8.34A & B CM - Request City Manager send to the School Committee for their review all the school rehabilitation and capitalization funding items approved by City Council.

Attachments

Order adopted

 

24e.

Motion Palmieri @ 8.34 A & B CM - Request the Worcester Public School Administration post information in schools concerning the infrastructure improvements that are funded by the City Council at the various school facilities throughout the city.

Attachments

Order adopted

 

24f.

Motion Toomey @ 8.34 A & B CM - Request City Manager send all the school rehabilitation and capitalization funding items approved by City Council to Citywide Parent Planning Advisory Council and Site Councils.

Attachments

Order adopted

 

24g.

Motion Haller - Under Suspension of Rules - Request City Manager provide Council with a report on the number and types of arrests that took place over the period of August 23rd thru August 27th that involved college students. Further, request this report be tallied by college connection, and especially those that involved students from the College of the Holy Cross.

Attachments

Order adopted

 

24h.

PETITION - Councilor Barbara G. Haller on behalf of Susan Lozoraitis request a three way stop at the bottom of Congress St. where it intersects with Newbury St.

Attachments

Referred to Traffic and Parking Committee

 

24i.

PETITION - Councilor Barbara G. Haller on behalf of Susan Lozoraitis request a No Parking sign in front of the guardrail that is located in Newbury St. where it intersects with Newbury St.

Attachments

Referred to Traffic and Parking Committee

 

24j.

PETITION - Councilor Barbara G. Haller on behalf of Susan Lozoraitis request No Parking signs on both sides of the lower part, about 2 car lengths, in Congress St.

Attachments

Referred to Traffic and Parking Committee

 

24k.

Motion Rosen - Under Suspension of Rules - That the City Council of the City of Worcester hereby cancels the September 11, 2007 City Council meeting.

Attachments

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