CITY OF WORCESTER

JOURNAL OF THE CITY COUNCIL

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Esther Howland Chamber

Convened: 7:01 P.M.

Adjourned: 8:18 P.M.


Mayor
Joseph M. Petty

 

www.worcesterma.gov

City Manager
Edward M. Augustus, Jr.

City Auditor
Robert V. Stearns

Councilors

Morris A. Bergman Tony Economou
Michael T. Gaffney Khrystian E. King
Konstantina B. Lukes Candy Mero-Carlson City Clerk
David J. Rushford
Sarai Rivera Gary Rosen
George J. Russell Kathleen M. Toomey
 

City Hall - 455 Main Street Worcester, Massachusetts


1.

INVOCATION - Father Sahag Yemishian, Pastor of Holy Trinity Armenian Apostolic Church.

2.

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE & STAR SPANGLED BANNER

3.

ROLL CALL - All present with the Mayor as Chair

Note: Assistant City Clerk Susan M. Ledoux, clerk

4.

PROCLAMATIONS, ACKNOWLEDGMENTS, MOMENTS OF SILENCE

4a.

Mayor Joseph M. Petty read a Proclamation declaring Sunday, April 24, 2016 as Armenian Martyr’s Day in the City of Worcester. The Proclamation was presented to Father Sahag Yemishian, Pastor of Holy Trinity Armenian Apostolic Church and Armenian Genocide Committee Member George Aghjayan.

Attachments

 

4b.

Mayor Joseph M. Petty presented a Certificate of Special Mayoral Recognition to the students and volunteers of Working for Worcester, including Molly Hourigan, Brendan Healey, Jenna Soiles, Kelly Ann McCarthy, Mike Cole, Nat Domagala, Jack Green, Chris Morgan, Robert Rossi, Taylor Teulings and Nicole González.

 

4c.

Mayor Joseph M. Petty presented a Certificate of Special Mayoral Recognition to Javier Rincon and John Robles for their coming to the aid of Worcester Police Officer Paul Noone, who was hit by a car in the line of duty.

 

4d.

MOMENT OF SILENCE led by Councilor Kathleen M. Toomey for local sports legend Ron Brace, who passed away at the age of 29 on April 23, 2016. Ron Brace participated in both track and football for the Burncoat Patriots before moving onto the Boston College Eagles football team and later, the New England Patriots.

 

5.

APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES

5a.

Order - That the City Council of the City of Worcester hereby approves the minutes of the City Council Meeting of April 5, 2016.

Attachments

Order adopted

 

6.

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

6a.

Mayor Petty recognized the following speakers:
1. Bruce Bogostov, Worcester resident
2. Grace Ross, Worcester resident
3. Idella Hazard, Worcester resident
4. John Provost, Worcester resident
5. Jo Hart, Worcester

 

7.

HEARINGS & ORDERS

7a.

Hearing: LIGHTOWER FIBER NETWORKS, LLC for a conduit location at: FLAGG ST. at HIGH RIDGE RD. Granting permission to LIGHTOWER FIBER NETWORKS, LLC for a conduit location at: FLAGG ST. at HIGH RIDGE RD.

Attachments

Hearing Held & Order adopted

 

7b.

Hearing: LIGHTOWER FIBER NETWORKS, LLC for a conduit location at: FLAGG ST. at PLEASANT ST. Granting permission to LIGHTOWER FIBER NETWORKS, LLC for a conduit location at: FLAGG ST. at PLEASANT ST.

Attachments

Hearing Held & Order adopted

 

7c.

Hearing: LIGHTOWER FIBER NETWORKS, LLC for a conduit location at: GODDARD MEMORIAL DR./COPPAGE DR. Granting permission to LIGHTOWER FIBER NETWORKS, LLC for a conduit location at: GODDARD MEMORIAL DR./COPPAGE DR..

Attachments

Hearing Held & Order adopted

 

7d.

Hearing: LIGHTOWER FIBER NETWORKS, LLC for a conduit location at: PROVIDENCE & WINTHROP STS. Granting permission to LIGHTOWER FIBER NETWORKS, LLC for a conduit location at: PROVIDENCE & WINTHROP STS.

Attachments

Hearing Held & Order adopted

 

7e.

Hearing: LIGHTOWER FIBER NETWORKS, LLC for a conduit location at: SUMMER & THOMAS STS. Granting permission to LIGHTOWER FIBER NETWORKS, LLC for a conduit location at: SUMMER & THOMAS STS.

Attachments

Hearing Held & Order adopted

 

7f.

Hearing: LIGHTOWER FIBER NETWORKS, LLC for a conduit location at: BLACKSTONE RIVER RD. & FALMOUTH ST. Granting permission to LIGHTOWER FIBER NETWORKS, LLC for a conduit location at: BLACKSTONE RIVER RD. & FALMOUTH ST..

Attachments

Hearing Held & Order adopted

 

8.

PETITIONS

8a.

Stephen Oliver request water in Elm Park Pond be drained and replenished with fresh water.

Attachments

Referred to the Department of Public Works and Parks

 

8b.

John Budzinski request the 10-12 trees removed on Purchase St. be replaced.

Attachments

Referred to the Department of Public Works and Parks

 

8c.

Benjamin Parker request to make Rydberg Ter. a public road.

Attachments

Referred to Planning Board

 

8d.

William Breault request City Council enacts an amendment to Revised Ordinances to establish a seizure policy in regards to all-terrain vehicles and dirt bikes being illegally driven on city streets and in city parks.

Attachments

Petitioner spoke and Referred to the City Manager

 

8e.

John Budzinski request installation of a street light in front of 67 Purchase St.

Attachments

Referred to Public Service and Transportation Committee

 

8f.

Michael and Maria Solitro request removal of the guardrail along 26 Everton Ave.

Attachments

Referred to Public Works Committee

 

8g.

James Spahiu request to extend sewer and drainage in Rockrimmon Rd. to service property at 79 Joppa Rd.

Attachments

Referred to Public Works Committee

 

8h.

Mark and Lisa Holland et al request sidewalk resurfacing in Laconia Rd.

Attachments

Referred to Public Works Committee

 

8i.

Francis Riley request Scenic Drive be repaved.

Attachments

Referred to Public Works Committee

 

8j.

Councilor Tony Economou on behalf of Keith Puleo request sidewalk resurfacing from in front of 101 Bay State Rd. to 105 Bay State Rd.

Attachments

Referred to Public Works Committee

 

8k.

Councilor Candy Mero-Carlson on behalf of Marie Perrone request Emerson St. be resurfaced.

Attachments

Referred to Public Works Committee

 

8l.

Marisol Flores request installation of handicap parking space in front of 101 Sterling St.

Attachments

Referred to Traffic and Parking Committee

 

8m.

Rogelio Olmeda request installation of a handicap parking space in front of 25 Paine St.

Attachments

Referred to Traffic and Parking Committee

 

8n.

Louis Gentile, Jr. request a "Dead End No Turning" sign be installed on the last pole on Northboro St., next to fire hydrant.

Attachments

Referred to Traffic and Parking Committee

 

8o.

Richard and Cheryl Dagnese request installation of a handicap parking space in Doyle St., across from 36 East Mountain St.

Attachments

Referred to Traffic and Parking Committee

 

8p.

Dalila Ringland request the speed limit be posted in Ideal Rd. and reduced to 20 MPH.

Attachments

Referred to Traffic and Parking Committee

 

8q.

Kimberly and Gentian Cake request installation of a handicap parking space in front of 136 Maywood St.

Attachments

Referred to Traffic and Parking Committee

 

8r.

Lori Hurley request installation of resident permit parking in Imperial Pl.

Attachments

Referred to Traffic and Parking Committee

 

8s.

Councilor Candy Mero-Carlson request installation of a larger “Do Not Block Intersection” sign in Burncoat St. at Burncoat Terrace facing southbound traffic moving towards Millbrook St.

Attachments

Referred to Traffic and Parking Committee

 

8t.

NATIONAL GRID for conduit location at: VERNON ST. & VERNON TER.

Attachments

Hearing set for Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at 7:00 P.M.

 

8u.

William S. Coleman III request City Council formally invite former City Manager Michael V. O'Brien to present a photo or portrait to display in City Hall at a ceremony where we honor his years of public service to the City of Worcester.

Attachments

Petitioner spoke and Referred to the City Manager

 

9.

COMMUNICATIONS OF THE CITY MANAGER

 

9.1

APPOINTMENTS
Non-City Council Confirmation
A.

Informational communication relative to the appointment of Jacob Poplaski to the Worcester Arts Council.

Attachments

Placed on file

 
B.

Informational communication relative to the appointment of Matthew Wally to the Parks and Recreation Commission.

Attachments

Placed on file

 
C.

Informational communication relative to the appointment of Nghia Le to the Elder Affairs Commission.

Attachments

Placed on file

 
 

9.2

APPOINTMENTS
City Council Confirmation
 

9.3

DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES
A.

Transmitting informational communication relative to the next DPW Opportunities Fairs at the Worcester Technical High School on April 27th from 6pm-8pm and April 30th from 10am - 12pm.

Attachments

Placed on file

 
B.

Transmitting informational communication relative to FY17 health insurance rate projections.

Attachments

Referred to Municipal Operations Committee

 
C.

Transmitting informational communication relative to the open enrollment for health insurance for active employees and retirees that are on conventional health plans.

Attachments

Placed on file

 
 

9.4

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
A.

Transmitting informational communication relative to a “Let’s Put Worcester on the Map” workshop scheduled for April 26, 2016 and May 3, 2016 from 9AM to 11AM.

Attachments

Placed on file

 
 

9.5

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS AND PARKS
Administration Division
A.

Transmitting informational communication relative to the Water Supply Stage 1 Drought Termination.

Attachments

Placed on file

 
 

9.6

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

Transmitting informational communication relative to a report on the state of the Worcester Sewer System.

Attachments

Referred to Public Works Committee

 
 

9.7

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS AND PARKS
Operations Division
A.

Transmitting informational communication relative to the Keep Worcester Clean (KWC) Activity Report for the month of January 2016.

Attachments

Referred to Public Works Committee

 
B.

Transmitting informational communication relative to the Keep Worcester Clean (KWC) Activity Report for the month of February 2016.

Attachments

Referred to Public Works Committee

 
C.

Transmitting informational communication relative to the Keep Worcester Clean (KWC) Activity Report for the month of March 2016.

Attachments

Referred to Public Works Committee

 
 

9.8

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS AND PARKS
Parks Division
A.

Transmitting informational communication relative to a hearing for the Hope Cemetery Master Plan scheduled for Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at 6:15pm in the Levi Lincoln Room of City Hall.

Attachments

Placed on file

 
B.

Transmitting informational communication relative to a presentation for the Coes Knife Final Playground Design scheduled for Thursday, May 5, 2016 at 7:30PM at 50 Skyline Drive, Meeting Room A.

Attachments

Placed on file

 
C.

Transmitting informational communication relative to the 2016 Arbor Day celebration at 10 A.M. on April 29th on Crow Hill at Harrington Way at 10AM.

Attachments

Placed on file

 
 

9.9

FIRE DEPARTMENT
 

9.10

POLICE DEPARTMENT
 

9.11

DEPARTMENT OF EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS
 

9.12

LICENSE COMMISSION
 

9.13

LAW DEPARTMENT
A.

Transmitting informational communication relative to an opinion as to whether or not an order requesting that the City Manager consider the expansion of the JROTC program to include the Army and Marine programs should be in the jurisdiction of the School Committee or the City Council’s Standing Committee on Veterans’ and Military Affairs.

Attachments

Referred to Education Committee

 
B.

Transmitting informational communication relative to a legal opinion as to the the City of Worcester's ability to assist local funeral homes in the timely and dignified disposition of unclaimed bodies, after a reasonable period of time, through cremation, by waiving the requirements of 505 CMR 2.05(2).

Attachments

Placed on file

 
 

9.14

DEPARTMENT OF INSPECTIONAL SERVICES
Administration
 

9.15

DEPARTMENT OF INSPECTIONAL SERVICES
Building and Zoning Division
 

9.16

DEPARTMENT OF INSPECTIONAL SERVICES
Housing and Health Inspections Division
 

9.17

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Division of Public Health
A.

Recommend adoption of an Order to authorize an inter-municipal agreement with the Town of Millbury.

Attachments

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

 
 

9.18

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Division of Elder Affairs
 

9.19

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Division of Human Rights and Disabilities
 

9.20

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Division of Veterans Services
 

9.21

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Division of Youth Services
 

9.22

WORCESTER PUBLIC LIBRARY
A.

Recommend adoption of an order to authorize the lease of space at the Worcester Public Library.

Attachments

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

 
B.

Transmitting informational communication relative to an update of the One City One Library (OCOL) initiative.

Attachments

Referred to Public Health and Human Services Committee

 
 

9.23

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE CITY MANAGER
Election Commission Division
 

9.24

PUBLIC SCHOOL DEPARTMENT
 

9.25

DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE
Assessing Division
 

9.26

DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE
Budget Office Division
 

9.27

DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE
Energy and Asset Management
 

9.28

DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE
Purchasing Division
 

9.29

DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE
Technical Services Division
 

9.30

DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE
Treasury and Collections Division
 

9.31

FINANCE ITEMS
Capital Transfers
A.

Recommend that Two Hundred Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($200,000.00) be transferred from Loan Account #91C7454, Sewer Construction, and be appropriated to DPW Account #44C771, Infiltration/Inflow, to allow for the payment of current and future obligations.

Attachments

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

 
B.

Recommend that Three Hundred Sixty Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($360,000.00) be transferred from Loan Account # 91C775B, Parks Building Rehab., and be appropriated to Loan Account # 91C711C, Parks Building Rehab. Furthermore, Recommend that Three Hundred Sixty Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($360,000.00) be transferred from Loan Account # 91C711C, Parks Building Rehab., and be appropriated to various accounts as described.

Attachments

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

 
C.

Recommend that Two Hundred Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($200,000.00) be transferred from Loan Account #91C7454, Sewer Construction, and be appropriated to DPW Account #44C732, Sewer System/Stormwater, to allow for the payment of current and future obligations.

Attachments

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

 
D.

Recommend that One Hundred Seventy One Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($171,000.00) be transferred from Account #04C748, Union Station Garage, and be appropriated to DPW Account #46C707, Parking Garages - Improvements, to allow for payment of current and anticipated obligations associated with an upgrade of the fire alarm system at the Major Taylor Garage.

Attachments

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

 
E.

Recommend that Three Thousand Three Hundred Forty Five Dollars And No Cents ($3,345.00) be transferred from Account # 91C780K, Citywide Capital Equipment, to Account #34C701, Elder Affairs Equipment, for the purpose of replacing the ice machine in the Worcester Senior Center's kitchen, as requested by Amy Vogel Waters, Director, Elder Affairs .

Attachments

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

 
F.

Recommend that Seventy Five Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($75,000.00) be transferred from Loan Account #91C7411I, Street Construction, and be appropriated to DPW Account #41C732, Street Construction, to allow for the payment of current and anticipated project obligations.

Attachments

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

 
 

9.32

FINANCE ITEMS
Grants and Donations
A.

Recommend adoption of a resolution to file and accept a Council on Aging Formula Grant from the Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs in an amount of Two Hundred Ninety Two Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($292,000.00).

Attachments

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

 
B.

Recommend adoption of a resolution to file and accept an Assistance to Firefighters Grant, Fire Prevention and Safety Program, from the Federal Emergency Management Agency in an amount not to exceed Two Hundred Thousand Dollars and No Cents ($200,000.00).

Attachments

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

 
C.

Recommend adoption of a resolution to file and accept a grant of up to Fifteen Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($15,000.00) from the Central Massachusetts Agency on Aging for the Worcester Senior Center's osteoporosis prevention program.

Attachments

Resolution adopted on roll call vote of 11 Yeas & 0 Nays

 
D.

Recommend adoption of a resolution to file and accept a Brownfields Revolving Loan Fund Supplemental Grant from the US Environmental Protection Agency in the amount of Five Hundred Thousand Dollars and No Cents ($500,000.00).

Attachments

Resolution adopted on roll call vote of 11 Yeas & 0 Nays

 
E.

Recommend adoption of a resolution to accept with gratitude numerous small donations to the Worcester Public Library in the amount of Two Hundred and Five Dollars and No Cents ($205.00) for the 3rd quarter of Fiscal Year 2016.

Attachments

Resolution adopted with gratitude on roll call vote of 11 Yeas & 0 Nays

 
F.

Recommend adoption of a resolution to accept with gratitude of a donation of Fifty Thousand Dollars and No Cents ($50,000.00) from the Worcester Public Library Foundation to the Worcester Public Library.

Attachments

Resolution adopted with gratitude on roll call vote of 11 Yeas & 0 Nays

 
G.

Recommend adoption of a resolution to accept with gratitude a donation in the amount of Five Thousand Dollars and No Cents ($5,000.00) from the Digital Federal Credit Union for use by the Worcester Police Department.

Attachments

Resolution adopted with gratitude on roll call vote of 11 Yeas & 0 Nays

 
H.

Recommend adoption of a resolution to file and accept a Fiscal Year 2017 Local Consumer Program grant from the Office of the Attorney General of Massachusetts in the amount of Seventy One Thousand Seven Hundred and Fifty Dollars and No Cents ($71,750.00).

Attachments

Resolution adopted on roll call vote of 11 Yeas & 0 Nays

 
 

9.33

FINANCE ITEMS
Operational Transfers
A.

Recommend that One Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($1,000.00) be transferred from Account #170-91000, Human Resources Regular Salaries, and appropriate to Account #170-97000, Human Resources Overtime to pay for unanticipated overtime expenses.

Attachments

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

 
B.

I respectfully request that Eight thousand Dollars and No Cents ($8,000.00) be transferred to Account #900-92000, Contingency Ordinary Maintenance, to Account #6801-97000, Technical Services Overtime, to cover overtime charges through the end of the fiscal year.

Attachments

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

 
 

9.34

FINANCE ITEMS
Prior Year
 

9.35

FINANCE
Loan Orders
 

9.36

MISCELLANEOUS AGENDA TRANSMITTALS
10.

CHAIRMAN'S ORDERS

10a.

FROM THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES - Request City Manager request City Solicitor amend the Revised Ordinances of 2008’s Tobacco Control Ordinance, Ch, 8 Sec. 3 (j)(6) to include any person who violates any of the provisions of subsection (c) entitled Tobacco Sales to Persons Under the Minimum Legal Sales Age Prohibited.

Attachments

Order adopted

 

11.

ORDERS

11a.

Request City Manager request the Police Chief implement speed enforcement of traffic heading west on Salisbury St. during commuting times. (Toomey)

Attachments

Order adopted

 

11b.

Request City Manager request Commissioner of Public Works and Parks reposition the stop sign at the intersection of Westbrook Rd. and Kinnicutt Rd. facing westbound for visibility and further, request a stop line be added. (Economou)

Attachments

Order adopted

 

11c.

Request City Manager provide City Council with an update regarding access to the field at Greenwood Park and explain why it is closed off. (King)

Attachments

Councilor King moved to amend: Further, request City Manager include in said update a timeline concerning when the project will be completed. Councilor Russell moved to add his name as an author. Order adopted as amended

 

11d.

Request City Manager review how trash from Greenwood Park is picked up to see if additional pickups are required to prevent the litter from the park from blowing into the public way and residential homes. (King)

Attachments

Councilor Russell moved to add his name as an author. Order adopted

 

11e.

Request City Manager request the Police Chief implement speed enforcement in Forsberg St. (King)

Attachments

Order adopted

 

11f.

Request City Manager report what jurisdiction and/or responsibility, if any, the city has regarding the property, personnel and/or operations of the Worcester Airport. (Lukes)

Attachments

Order adopted

 

11g.

Request City Manager request the Police Chief provide City Council with a report concerning the feasibility of reinstituting citywide Crime Watch Meetings twice a year. (Mero-Carlson)

Attachments

Councilor King moved to add his name as an author. Order adopted

 

12.

RECESS TO FINANCE COMMITTEE

12a.

#8.23A June 9, 2015 Communication of the City Manager transmitting informational communication relative to an estimated assessor's tax recap using the proposed FY16 tax levy with current real estate assessed values and actual FY15 assessed values.

Attachments

No action taken

 

12b.

#8.28A June 9, 2015 Communication of the City Manager transmitting informational communication relative to the Bond Anticipation Notes (BAN) rating.

Attachments

No action taken

 

12c.

#9.24A June 23, 2015 Communication of the City Manager transmitting informational communication relative to the FY16 Capital Improvement Plan.

Attachments

No action taken

 

12d.

#11a CC November 10, 2015 Communication of the City Auditor transmitting unaudited financial reports on the budgetary basis for results of operations in Fiscal Year 2015 for the General and Enterprise Funds (Schedules A through B-3). Also attached are summaries of the activities in the Special Revenue, Capital Project, Debt Service and Trust Funds (Schedules C-1 through C-5).

Attachments

No action taken

 

13.

COMMUNICATIONS OF THE CITY AUDITOR

13a.

Transmitting the Monthly Report on the Status of the City Budget.

Attachments

Councilor Lukes moved to Table the Item Under Privilege. Tabled Under Privilege - Lukes

 

13b.

Transmitting report regarding the audit of federal awards from the outside auditor for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2015.

Attachments

Referred to Municipal Operations Committee

 

13c.

Transmitting the Management Letter for the year ended June 30, 2015 issued by the outside audit firm of CliftonLarsonAllen, LLP.

Attachments

Referred to Municipal Operations Committee

 

13d.

Transmitting report concerning recommendations as to where cuts may be made in the City's budget.

Attachments

Councilor Lukes moved to Table the Item Under Privilege. Tabled Under Privilege - Lukes

 

14.

COMMUNICATION OF THE CITY CLERK

14a.

Transmitting informational communication regarding the filling of one vacancy on the Library Board of Directors.

Attachments

Mayor Petty moved to suspend the rules to allow the Library Board of Directors Election and Meet and Greet with the applicants prior to the City Council Meeting to take place on Tuesday, May 24, 2016. Placed on file

 

15.

REPORTS OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING

15a.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Councilor Tony Economou and Councilor Philip P. Palmieri request installation of a crosswalk in Burncoat St. at an appropriate location in the vicinity of Quinsigamond Community College: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order to install a crosswalk in Burncoat St. at Arbutus Rd.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted

 

15b.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Councilor Tony Economou on behalf of Kathleen Kelly request a “Children” sign be posted where Prudential Rd. intersects with Quinapoxet Lane: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted

 

15c.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Councilor Tony Economou on behalf of Judy Maple request Children Advisory signage be installed on Idalla Rd.: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted

 

15d.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Councilor Tony Economou on behalf of Bob Copeland request reinstallation of speed limit signs on both ends of Tyson Rd.: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order to install Thickly Settled and 30 MPH Advisory Signage.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted

 

15e.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Councilor Gary Rosen request installation of “30 MPH” and Children Advisory signs in Clover St.: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order to install Thickly Settled and 30 MPH Advisory Signage.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted

 

15f.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Carlos Figueroa et al request installation of speed limit signs on Heywood St. in the vicinity of Samoset Rd.: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order to install Thickly Settled and 30 MPH Advisory Signage.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted

 

15g.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Councilor Tony Economou on behalf of Kevin and Nicole Burns request “Dead End” sign be installed in Garrison Ave. at its intersection with Welcome St.: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted

 

15h.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Councilor Sarai Rivera on behalf of Aria Everts request speed enforcement in Freeland St. in the interest of children and families living in the neighborhood of the elementary school: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted

 

15i.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Councilor Tony Economou on behalf of Donald Ouellette request speed enforcement in the vicinity of 116 Chester St.: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted

 

15j.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Judith Henry request speed enforcement in the area of Vernon St. and View St.: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted

 

15k.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Calixta Perez request speed enforcement on Orient St.: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted

 

15l.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Councilor Gary Rosen request installation of speed enforcement in Heard St. during Heard St. School dismissal at 2:20 PM.: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted

 

15m.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Anibal Gonzalez request installation of handicap parking across from 4 Russell St.: recommend Petition be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

15n.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of John Paul Stevens request installation of resident permit parking from 6:00 pm to 6:00 am on the odd numbered side of Pleasant St. from 33 to 47 Pleasant St.: recommend Petition be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

15o.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Nicholas Delianedis request resident permit parking in front of 49 Marsh Ave. be removed: recommend Petition be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

15p.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Jose Rubio request installation of bus stop opposite 1283 Main St.: recommend Petition be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

15q.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Councilor Sarai Rivera request bus stop in front of 1 Lancaster St. be moved to the corner of Linden & Dix Street: recommend Petition be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

15r.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Councilor Tony Economou request the bus stop in front of 536 Lincoln St. be removed: recommend Petition be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

15s.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Lorianne Palmer et al request installation of a Flashing Yellow Light at crosswalk in Spaulding St.: recommend Petition be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

15t.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Councilor Tony Economou on behalf of Sandy Meltzer request crosswalk be installed across Salisbury St. in the vicinity of the entrance to Assumption College: recommend Petition be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

15u.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Councilor Tony Economou on behalf of Sandy Meltzer request reinstallation of crosswalk just north of the Assumption College entrance, in the interest of public safety: recommend Petition be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

15v.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Councilor Kathleen M. Toomey request installation of stop sign in Seymour St. at Millbury St. facing both eastbound and westbound traffic: recommend Petition be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

15w.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Ann Arakelian requests installation of a stop sign in Dixfield St. and Cumberland St.: recommend Petition be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

15x.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Kerry Mawgaw, on behalf of Moreland Hills Condominiums, request installation of "No Parking" signs, by owner, on the odd numbered side of Camelot Dr., Merlin Ct. and Tristan Ct.: recommend Petition be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

15y.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of David H. Smith, CEO and Treasurer of Washburn-Garfield Corporation, request parking not be allowed across from the north entrance of 100 Prescott St.: recommend Petition be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

15z.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Councilor Sarai Rivera request No Parking signs be re-installed in Hawley St.: recommend Petition be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

15aa.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Councilor Gary Rosen request installation of “No Parking Anytime”, both sides of Healy Rd. from Main St. to House #4 from December 1st to April 30th: recommend Petition be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

15bb.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Louis Gentile request a Dead End sign be installed for Northboro St.: recommend Petition be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

15cc.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Mayor Joseph M. Petty request elimination of a No Right Turn on Red prohibition in Blithewood Ave. at Grafton St.: recommend Petition be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

15dd.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Alfredo DiMauro, Assistant Vice President for Facilities at WPI, request to install "No Parking" areas or "Crosshatching Areas" 25 feet either side of select crosswalks in Salisbury St., Institute Rd., Boynton St., Dean St., Lancaster St. and Prescott St. within and/or adjacent to the WPI campus: recommend Petitioner be given Leave to Withdraw.

Attachments

Accepted

 

16.

TO BE ORDAINED

16a.

Amending Chapter 15, Section 2(b), of the Revised Ordinances of 2008 to Provide for the Enforcement of the Food Truck Ordinance and Regulations.

Attachments

Ordained on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays

 

16b.

Amending Section 10 of Chapter 13 of the Revised Ordinances of 2008 to Amend the Truck Ban Weight on Blaine Avenue.

Attachments

Ordained on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays

 

16c.

Amending Section 29 of Chapter 13 of the Revised Ordinances of 2008 Providing a Stop Sign on Blair Street at High Ridge Road for Southbound Traffic.

Attachments

Ordained on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays

 

16d.

Amending Section 42 of Chapter 13 of the Revised Ordinances of 2008 to provide Handicap Parking in front of 77 Chatham Street.

Attachments

Ordained on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays

 

16e.

Amending Section 42 of Chapter 13 of the Revised Ordinances of 2008 to Rescind Handicap Parking in front of 27 Mendon Street.

Attachments

Ordained on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays

 

16f.

Amending Section 42 of Chapter 13 of the Revised Ordinances of 2008 to Rescind Handicap Parking in front of 25 Louise Street.

Attachments

Ordained on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays

 

16g.

Amending Section 42 of Chapter 13 of the Revised Ordinances of 2008 to Provide Two Handicap Parking Spaces Across from 48 and 50 Alvarado Avenue.

Attachments

Ordained on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays

 

16h.

Amending Section 42 of Chapter 13 of the Revised Ordinances of 2008 to Rescind Handicap Parking on Dix Street Across From 1 Lancaster Street.

Attachments

Ordained on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays

 

16i.

Amending Section 42 of Chapter 13 of the Revised Ordinances of 2008 to Provide Handicap Parking in front of 51 Marjorie Street.

Attachments

Ordained on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays

 

16j.

Amending Section 42 of Chapter 13 of the Revised Ordinances of 2008 to Provide Handicap Parking on Fruit Street Adjacent to 81 Elm Street.

Attachments

Ordained on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays

 

16k.

Amending Section 42 of Chapter 13 of the Revised Ordinances of 2008 to Provide Handicap Parking in front of 12 Normal Street.

Attachments

Ordained on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays

 

16l.

Amending Section 42 of Chapter 13 of the Revised Ordinances of 2008 to Rescind Handicap Parking across from 58 Houghton Street.

Attachments

Ordained on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays

 

16m.

Amending Section 42 of Chapter 13 of the Revised Ordinances of 2008 to Provide Handicap Parking in front of 53 Penn Avenue.

Attachments

Ordained on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays

 

16n.

Amending Section 42 of Chapter 13 of the Revised Ordinances of 2008 to Provide Two Handicap Parking Spaces on Institute Road.

Attachments

Ordained on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays

 

16o.

Amending Section 70 of Chapter 13 of the Revised Ordinances of 2008 to Rescind the Prohibited Left Turn for Eastbound Traffic on Salisbury Street into Grove Street.

Attachments

Ordained on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays

 

16p.

Amending Section 70 of Chapter 13 of the Revised Ordinances of 2008 to Rescind the Prohibited Left Turn for Eastbound Traffic on Salisbury Street into Lancaster Street.

Attachments

Ordained on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays

 

17.

TABLED UNDER PRIVILEGE

17a.

COMMUNICATION of Edward M. Augustus, Jr., City Manager, recommend that Four Million Fifty Five Thousand Three Hundred Twenty Two Dollars And No Cents ($4,055,322.00) be accepted from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for Year XLII Community Development Block Grant program, and Fifty Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($50,000.00) in anticipated Year XLII Program Income, be appropriated, when and as received, to various accounts to provide funding for projects and programs as described. (Tabled Under Privilege - Gaffney April 12, 2016)

Attachments

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

 

17b.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Upon the Communication of the City Manager recommending adoption of resolutions to approve the City of Worcester Fiscal Year 2017/Program Year 42 Funding Recommendations for U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Entitlement Programs – Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG), HOME Investment Partnership Program (HOME), and Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA): recommend adoption of the accompanying four (4) Resolutions. (Tabled Under Privilege - Gaffney April 12, 2016)

Attachments

Four (4) Resolutions adopted on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays

 

18.

TABLED ITEMS

18a.

COMMUNICATION of the City Manager transmitting informational communication relative to the number of properties in areas surrounding Holy Cross, Clark University, Becker College and WPI that are listed as having true four-bedroom units. (Tabled - Bergman August 19, 2014)

Attachments

No action taken

 

18b.

PETITION of Frank Kartheiser et al on behalf of the Worcester Community-Labor Coalition request City Council hold public hearings starting in October on charter change and that at the conclusion of the hearings the Council takes a vote on holding an election to let the voters decide Worcester's future form of government. (Tabled Under Privilege - Lukes August 19, 2014 and Tabled - Petty September 16, 2014)

Attachments

No action taken

 

18c.

COMMUNICATION of the City Manager recommending approval of Legislation to Impose a Fine on Motorists that Damage a Bridge that is marked with a Height Restriction. (Tabled - Bergman December 2, 2014)

Attachments

No action taken

 

18d.

COMMUNICATION of the City Manager transmitting informational communication relative to the Brittan Square Parking Lot. (Tabled - Palmieri January 7, 2015 and January 13, 2015)

Attachments

No action taken

 

18e.

ORDER of Councilor Morris A. Bergman - Request City Manager provide information from the City Solicitor as to what steps are available to enforce breaches of the Services Agreement with Laz Parking Limited, LLC in regards to City owned parking garages, specifically the Federal Plaza Parking Garage. (Tabled - Petty January 7, 2015, Tabled Under Privilege - Bergman January 13, 2015 and Tabled - Bergman January 20, 2015)

Attachments

No action taken

 

18f.

ORDER of Councilor Morris A. Bergman, Councilor Tony Economou and Councilor George J. Russell - Request City Manager provide information from the City Assessor, Chief Financial Officer and City Solicitor as to the assessed real property values of all City owned parking garages, the amount of debt, if any, the anticipated repairs and/or capital improvements costs for fiscal year(s) 2015/2016 and the existing lease commitments/terms for spaces in these garages. (Tabled - Petty January 7, 2015, Tabled Under Privilege - Bergman January 13, 2015 and Tabled - Bergman January 20, 2015)

Attachments

No action taken

 

18g.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE Upon the Order of Councilor Michael T. Gaffney request City Manager consider amending the Five Point Financial Plan to require that any increases in local aid received from the Commonwealth be assigned to the Other Post Employment Benefit Trust Fund: recommend Order be placed on file. (Tabled - Gaffney June 16, 2015)

Attachments

No action taken

 

18h.

ORDER of Councilor Gary Rosen and Councilor Philip P. Palmieri - Request City Manager inform City Council as to whether he and other representatives from the city intend to meet with the owners of the Pawtucket Red Sox to see if they have any interest in relocating to Worcester. (Tabled - Gaffney September 29, 2015)

Attachments

No action taken

 

18i.

PETITION of Todd Holland request the City Council Calendar available on the City Government web site provide the following: 1) Under description a full and accurate synopsis be placed to properly inform all citizens of the true & accurate purpose of said meeting. 2) Under the Heading of "More Information" a link is provided to available agenda and purpose of meeting. 3) All meeting minutes be available on line in a timely manor and to include accurate details on presenters, attendees and attachments of any proposed plans. 4) A more efficient format making it easier to navigate using a graphical user interface friendly to people who lack full computer literacy. (Tabled - Economou January 12, 2016)

Attachments

No action taken

 

18j.

PETITION of Todd Holland request all City of Worcester agendas include the name of the specific person(s) or department presenting on each item in a given agenda. (Tabled - Economou January 12, 2016)

Attachments

No action taken

 

18k.

COMMUNICATION of the City Manager transmitting informational communication on a quarterly update relative to the City of Worcester’s plan to implement improved strategies and policies that better serve and represent our diverse community. (Tabled Under Privilege - Lukes January 26, 2016) (Tabled - Petty February 2, 2016)

Attachments

No action taken

 

18l.

PETITION of Denise Healey request removal of granite borders placed by the City onto private properties on Plantation St., and placed instead in a City park. (Tabled - Mero-Carlson February 9, 2016)

Attachments

No action taken

 

18m.

PETITION of Denise Healey request removal of large planters clumped together on Plantation St. (Tabled - Mero-Carlson February 9, 2016)

Attachments

No action taken

 

18n.

PETITION of Denise Healey request the targeted second "makeover" of Shrewsbury St. be placed on hold until other city streets have had their first "makeover". (Tabled - Mero-Carlson February 9, 2016)

Attachments

No action taken

 

19.

BUSINESS UNDER SUSPENSION - Items brought forth under suspension at the April 12, 2016 City Council meeting.

19a.

ORDER of Councilor George J. Russell request City Manager provide City Council with a report concerning commitments, including CSX funding, to improve Mulcahy Field. – Item #19a Order adopted

 

19b.

ORDER of Mayor Joseph M. Petty request City Manager provide City Council with an update on issues pertaining to National Grid’s Smart Energy Solutions Program (Smart Grid Meters). – Item #19b Order adopted

 

19c.

ORDER of Councilor Khrystian E. King request City Manager request the City Solicitor prepare a Tag Day Permit Ordinance for consideration by the City Council on or before the April 26th City Council meeting. – Item #19c Order adopted

 

19d.

ORDER of Councilor Kathleen M. Toomey request City Manager research what other cities and towns do for their Tag Days to ensure they are done safely and in an orderly fashion. – Item #19d Order adopted

 

19e.

ORDER of Councilor Gary Rosen request City Manager provide City Council with a recommendation as to whether the City’s Administration is in favor or opposed to implementing a Tag Day Permit Ordinance due to safety concerns. – Item #19e Order adopted

 

19f.

ORDER of Councilor Konstantina B. Lukes request City Manager request City Solicitor provide City Council with a legal opinion concerning who is entitled to permits according to any Tag Day or Panhandling legislation, and what rights people have to go into the streets to solicit funds. – Item #19f Order adopted

 

19g.

ORDER of Councilor Michael T. Gaffney request City Manager provide City Council with a report concerning the status of enforcing a jaywalking ordinance to ensure that the public uses the sidewalk and crosswalks. – Item #19g Order adopted

 

19h.

ORDER of Councilor George J. Russell request City Manager inform City Council of whether or not there is still funding allocated to supporting Little League’s across the City, and if not, what the City’s plans are to replenish that funding. – Item #19h Order adopted

 

19i.

ORDER of Councilor Konstantina B. Lukes request City Manager report to City Council whether or not all evacuation plans are filed with the Worcester Police Department and Worcester Fire Department. – Item #19i Order adopted

 

19j.

ORDER of Mayor Joseph M. Petty request City Manager provide City Council with a report regarding what the State Legislature has done concerning regulating the use of plastic check out bags. – Item #19j Order adopted

 

20.

NEW BUSINESS UNDER SUSPENSION - Items brought forth under suspension at the April 26, 2016 City Council meeting.

20a.

Motion Economou @ #8d CC – Request City Manager look into resources regarding illegal use of all-terrain vehicles and dirt bikes available through the Massachusetts Environmental Police.

Attachments

Order adopted