CITY OF WORCESTER

JOURNAL OF THE CITY COUNCIL

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Esther Howland Chamber

Convened: 7:04 P.M.

Recessed to Finance Committee: 7:22 P.M. Reconvened from Finance Committee into Open Session: 7:48 P.M. Adjourned: 8:29 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
Susan M. Ledoux
Sarai Rivera Gary Rosen
George J. Russell Kathleen M. Toomey
 

City Hall - 455 Main Street Worcester, Massachusetts


1.

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE & STAR SPANGLED BANNER

2.

ROLL CALL - All present with the Mayor in the Chair

3.

PROCLAMATIONS, ACKNOWLEDGMENTS, MOMENTS OF SILENCE

4.

APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES

4a.

Order - That the City Council of the City of Worcester hereby approves the minutes of the City Council Meeting of May 24, 2016.

Attachments

Order adopted

 

5.

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

5a.

Mayor Petty recognized the following speaker:
1. Idella Hazard, Worcester resident

 

6.

HEARINGS & ORDERS

6a.

Hearing: NATIONAL GRID for conduit and manhole locations at: GROVE ST & PARK AVE. Granting permission to NATIONAL GRID for conduit and manhole locations at: GROVE ST & PARK AVE.

Attachments

Hearing Held & Order adopted

 

6b.

Hearing: LIGHTOWER FIBER NETWORKS, LLC for a conduit location at: JUNE ST. AT NEWTON SQUARE Granting permission to LIGHTOWER FIBER NETWORKS, LLC for a conduit location at: JUNE ST. AT NEWTON SQUARE

Attachments

Hearing Held & Order adopted

 

6c.

Hearing: LIGHTOWER FIBER NETWORKS LLC for conduit location at : PLEASANT ST. & COPLEY RD. Granting permission to LIGHTOWER FIBER NETWORKS LLC for conduit location at : PLEASANT ST. & COPLEY RD.

Attachments

Hearing Held & Order adopted

 

6d.

Hearing: LIGHTOWER FIBER NETWORKS LLC for conduit location at: CORAL ST. & GRAFTON ST. Granting permission to LIGHTOWER FIBER NETWORKS LLC for conduit location at: CORAL ST. & GRAFTON ST.

Attachments

Hearing Held & Order adopted

 

6e.

Hearing: LIGHTOWER FIBER NETWORKS LLC for a conduit location at: HILLCROFT AVE., BLUEHILL RD., BURNCOAT ST. & MARYANN DR. Granting permission to LIGHTOWER FIBER NETWORKS LLC for a conduit location at: HILLCROFT AVE., BLUEHILL RD., BURNCOAT ST. & MARYANN DR.

Attachments

Hearing Held & Order adopted

 

6f.

Hearing: LIGHTOWER FIBER NETWORKS LLC for conduit location at: MAIN ST (Irene St. to Clement St.) Granting permission to LIGHTOWER FIBER NETWORKS LLC for conduit location at: MAIN ST (Irene St. to Clement St.)

Attachments

Hearing Held & Order adopted

 

6g.

Hearing: LIGHTOWER FIBER NETWORKS LLC for conduit location at: STAFFORD ST AT MAIN ST. Granting permission to LIGHTOWER FIBER NETWORKS LLC for conduit location at: STAFFORD ST AT MAIN ST.

Attachments

Hearing Held & Order adopted

 

6h.

Hearing: LIGHTOWER FIBER NETWORKS LLC for conduit location at: PORTLAND ST. Granting permission to LIGHTOWER FIBER NETWORKS LLC for conduit location at: PORTLAND ST.

Attachments

Hearing Held & Order adopted

 

6i.

Hearing: LIGHTOWER FIBER NETWORKS LLC for conduit location at: HUNTLEY ST. Granting permission to LIGHTOWER FIBER NETWORKS LLC for conduit location at: HUNTLEY ST.

Attachments

Hearing Held & Order adopted

 

6j.

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

Attachments

Hearing Held & Order adopted

 

6k.

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

Attachments

Hearing Held & Order adopted

 

6l.

Hearing: LIGHTOWER FIBER NETWORKS LLC for a conduit location at: FLAGG ST. (Rittenhouse Rd. to Audubon Rd.) Granting permission to LIGHTOWER FIBER NETWORKS LLC for a conduit location at: FLAGG ST. (Rittenhouse Rd. to Audubon Rd.)

Attachments

Hearing Held & Order adopted

 

6m.

Hearing: LIGHTOWER FIBER NETWORKS LLC for a conduit location at: 170 BELMONT ST. Granting permission to LIGHTOWER FIBER NETWORKS LLC for a conduit location at: 170 BELMONT ST.

Attachments

Hearing Held & Order adopted

 

7.

FIRST ITEM OF BUSINESS - Quarterly Economic Development Report - see Item #9.4B

8.

PETITIONS

8a.

Councilor Candy Mero-Carlson request installation of “No Skateboarding” signage in Pocket Park.

Attachments

Referred to the Department of Public Works and Parks

 

8b.

George Kiritsy, Esq. on behalf of Arboretum Village LLC and Fox Hill Builders Inc. request to make public Holly Terrace.

Attachments

Referred to Planning Board

 

8c.

Kristen Phelps request resurfacing of Clark St., from Harley Drive to East Mountain St. intersection.

Attachments

Referred to Public Works Committee

 

8d.

Councilor Gary Rosen on behalf of Maryann Ettis request sidewalk resurfacing at 8 Glenbrook Ln.

Attachments

Referred to Public Works Committee

 

8e.

Councilor Candy Mero-Carlson on behalf of Nancy Leary request resurfacing of the existing sidewalk on the east side of Villa Nova St.

Attachments

Referred to Public Works Committee

 

8f.

Councilor Candy Mero-Carlson request sidewalk resurfacing for Rodney St.

Attachments

Referred to Public Works Committee

 

8g.

Stephen Streeter et al request installation of "Children" or Speed Limit signs on Matteo St. before Allison Circle, facing both directions.

Attachments

Referred to Traffic and Parking Committee

 

8h.

Councilor Sarai Rivera on behalf of Eddy Williams request installation of resident permit parking in Hollis St.

Attachments

Referred to Traffic and Parking Committee

 

8i.

Councilor Candy Mero-Carlson request installation of “Thickly Settled” signage in Granby Rd.

Attachments

Referred to Traffic and Parking Committee

 

8j.

Councilor Candy Mero-Carlson request installation of “No Left Turn” signage at the end of Granby Rd. at its intersection with Shrewsbury St.

Attachments

Leave to Withdraw

 

8k.

NATIONAL GRID for a pole location and conduit location: GODDARD MEMORIAL DR.

Attachments

Hearing set for Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at 7:00 P.M.

 

8l.

LIGHTOWER FIBER NETWORKS LLC for a conduit location at: BLACKSTONE RIVER RD.

Attachments

Hearing set for Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at 7:00 P.M.

 

8m.

LIGHTOWER FIBER NETWORKS LLC for conduit location at: BURNCOAT ST., RANDOLPH RD & THORNTON RD.

Attachments

Hearing set for Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at 7:00 P.M.

 

8n.

LIGHTOWER FIBER NETWORKS LLC for conduit location at: MAIN ST. AT CURTIS PARKWAY

Attachments

Hearing set for Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at 7:00 P.M.

 

8o.

LIGHTOWER FIBER NETWORKS LLC for conduit location at: APRICOT ST. & GRANDVIEW AVE.

Attachments

Hearing set for Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at 7:00 P.M.

 

8p.

LIGHTOWER FIBER NETWORKS LLC for a conduit location at: AIRPORT DR. & PROUTY LANE

Attachments

Hearing set for Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at 7:00 P.M.

 

8q.

LIGHTOWER FIBER NETWORKS LLC for a conduit location at: 1238 MAIN ST & CURTIS PARKWAY

Attachments

Hearing set for Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at 7:00 P.M.

 

8r.

LIGHTOWER FIBER NETWORKS LLC for a conduit location at: BLACKSTONE RIVER RD. & FALMOUTH ST.

Attachments

Hearing set for Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at 7:00 P.M.

 

8s.

Jo Hart request the City Manager immediately remove “homelessness” as an item from all “Public Health” oversight and from “Economic Development” altogether and instead institute a new and separate cabinet post, with full public participation at all meetings and hold all meetings at City Hall, and request that he request the WRA (Worcester Redevelopment Authority) investigate for immediate purchase all available structures to be refocused and restructured for reuse for a new housing paradigm to suitably house the homeless population by its diverse differences, not by nonprofit social imperatives, and to follow up by purchasing these various structures for this new more urgent initiative.

Attachments

Petitioner Spoke and Placed on file

 

8t.

Jo Hart request the City Manager work with the Worcester Public Schools to identify the number and seriousness of the situations of homeless students and any other privations existing and for Superintendent of Worcester Public Schools Binienda to hold various public charrettes at City Hall to investigate the best arrangements and methods of alleviating and solving these problems.

Attachments

Petitioner Spoke and Placed on file

 

8u.

William S. Coleman III request opportunity to invite City Council, City Administration and the citizens of Worcester to participate in the filming of "We the People Read the Declaration of Independence".

Attachments

Petitioner Spoke and Placed on file

 

8v.

William Breault on behalf of the Main South Alliance for Public Safety request City Council enact a policy regarding the use of medical marijuana by city employees during working hours at public buildings and public outdoor facilities and further what will determine the use of city vehicles by employees who are using medical marijuana.

Attachments

Petition spoke and Referred to the City Manager

 

9.

COMMUNICATIONS OF THE CITY MANAGER

 

9.1

APPOINTMENTS
Non-City Council Confirmation
 

9.2

APPOINTMENTS
City Council Confirmation
 

9.3

DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES
 

9.4

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
A.

Transmitting informational communication relative to the 2016 Summer Events Flyer.

Attachments

Referred to Economic Development Committee

 
B.

Transmitting informational communication relative to the Quarterly Economic Development Report.

Attachments

Referred to Economic Development Committee

 
C.

Recommend adoption of an order relative to the disposition of the real property located at 46 Austin Street pursuant to the City’s Adopt-A-Lot Program.

Attachments

Order adopted on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays. Councilor Lukes moved for reconsideration. Reconsideration denied on a roll call vote of 0 Yeas and 11 Nays.

 
 

9.5

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS AND PARKS
Administration Division
A.

Recommend adoption of an order relative to Fieldstone Farm Conservation Restriction.Refer to CCM Item 9.31D

Attachments

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

 
 

9.6

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS AND PARKS
Engineering and Architectural Services Division
 

9.7

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS AND PARKS
Operations Division
A.

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

Attachments

Referred to Public Works Committee

 
 

9.8

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS AND PARKS
Parks Division
 

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 the policy about Library Board Vacancies.

Attachments

Placed on file

 
B.

Transmitting informational communication relative to a legal opinion on what contracts and leases require City Council approval and the required number of votes for each.

Attachments

Referred to Municipal Operations Committee

 
 

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.

Transmitting informational communication relative to the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey.

Attachments

Referred to Public Health and Human Services Committee

 
 

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
 

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
A.

Transmitting informational communication relative to the Fiscal Year 2017 Capital Improvement Plan.

Attachments

Referred to Municipal Operations Committee

 
 

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
A.

Transmitting informational communication relative to property tax arrearages on any/all properties recently identified for redevelopment.

Attachments

Referred to Municipal Operations Committee

 
 

9.31

FINANCE ITEMS
Capital Transfers
A.

Recommend that Four Hundred Seventy Three Thousand Two Hundred Seventy Six Dollars And No Cents ($473,276.00) be transferred from Account #91C780B, Fire Capital Equipment, and be appropriated to Account #26C701, Worcester Fire Department Capital Equipment when and as received.

Attachments

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

 
B.

Recommend that Two Hundred Forty Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($240,000.00) be transferred as follows: $140,000.00 from Loan Account #91C745C, Sewer Infiltration Control, and $100,000.00 from Loan Account #91C7453F, Sewer Infiltration / Inflow, and the total 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

 
C.

Recommend that Three Hundred Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($300,000.00) be transferred from Loan Account #91C745B, Sewer Reconstruction, and be appropriated to DPW Account #44C744, Sewer Reconstruction, to allow for the payment of current and future obligations associated with sewer work being performed throughout the city.

Attachments

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

 
D.

Recommend that One Hundred Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($100,000.00) be transferred from Loan Account #91C7023A, Water Land Acquisition, and be appropriated to DPW Account #45C786, Watershed Land Acquisition, so as to provide necessary funding for this very important watershed restriction.Refer to CCM Item 9.5A

Attachments

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

 
E.

Recommend that Fifty Four Thousand Three Hundred Four Dollars And No Cents ($54,304.00) be transferred from Account #91C780F, Technical Services Capital Equipment, to Account #68C701, DPSD Capital Equipment, when and as received.

Attachments

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

 
F.

Recommend that Two Hundred Seventy Five Thousand Four Hundred Ninety Six Dollars And Ninety Cents ($275,496.90) be transferred from Account #75C504, DCU Special District, and appropriated to Account #75C705, DCU Enhancement Project, for costs associated with the Corner Melt & Metal Detectors.

Attachments

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

 
G.

Recommend that Thirty Five Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($35,000.00) be transferred from Loan Account #91C7413G, Street Construction, and be appropriated to DPW Account #41C774, Providence/Winthrop/Heywood Streets, to allow for the payment of current and future engineering service 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 four (4) Orders for acceptance of temporary easements for public art murals.

Attachments

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

 
B.

Recommend adoption of a resolution to accept with gratitude, a donation in the amount of One Hundred Thousand Dollars and No Cents ($100,000.00) from UMASS Memorial Healthcare to support the City's 2016 Recreation Worcester Program.

Attachments

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

 
 

9.33

FINANCE ITEMS
Operational Transfers
A.

Recommend that Seventy Four Thousand One Hundred Dollars And No Cents ($74,100.00) be transferred from Account #2W-33100, Water Retained Earnings, and be appropriated to Account #450-93000, Water Equipment, to allow for the payments of current and future obligations to be met.

Attachments

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

 
B.

Recommend that Thirty Two Thousand Six Hundred Forty Five Dollars And Seventy Two Cents ($32,645.72) be transferred from Parks Regular Salaries Account #720-91000, and be appropriated to Parks Overtime Account #720-97201, to cover the anticipated overtime costs projected to be incurred through June 30, 2016.

Attachments

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

 
C.

Recommend that One Thousand Six Hundred Dollars And No Cents ($1,600.00) be transferred from Account #29-33007, Damage Settlement Account, to Account #2602-92210, Worcester Fire Department Ordinary Maintenance.

Attachments

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

 
D.

Recommend that One Million Four Hundred Thirty Five Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($1,435,000.00) be transferred from various CDBG accounts, and be appropriated to various CDBG accounts, to fund various projects approved as part of the City's CDBG Year 41 Action Plan Substantial Amendment - Phase II.

Attachments

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

 
E.

Recommend that Eighty Eight Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($88,000.00) be transferred from Account # 260-91101, Worcester Fire Department Salaries, to the following accounts: $71,000.00 to Account #260-97201, Worcester Fire Department Overtime, and $17,000.00 to Account #260-92000, Worcester Fire Department Ordinary Maintenance.

Attachments

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

 
F.

Recommend that Twenty Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($20,000.00) be transferred from various CDBG accounts and be appropriated to Account #14S50140, Pre-Development Costs, to provide sufficient funding for pre-development costs associated with various CDBG funded projects.

Attachments

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

 
G.

Recommend that Twenty Five Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($25,000.00) be transferred from Account #900-92000, Contingency, to Account #610-91000, Administration & Finance Personal Services to cover current and future obligations to Fiscal 2016 Year End.

Attachments

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

 
H.

Recommend that Seven Hundred Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($700,000.00) be transferred from Account 900-92000, Contingency, to Account #121-92000, Court Judgments, to provide funding for the settlement of legal cases through the end of the fiscal year.

Attachments

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

 
I.

Recommend that Three Hundred Fifty Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($350,000.00) be transferred from Account #250-91000, Police Personal Services, to Account #250-97000, Police Overtime.

Attachments

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

 
J.

Recommend adoption of an amendment for a change of a position title for the Health and Human Services Department for the Youth Office. The position title of Youth Office Coordinator will be amended to Youth Opportunities Office Director. This amendment does not have a pay grade change and does not effect the Fiscal 2017 Budget recommendation.

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
A.

Recommend adoption of a Loan Order in the amount of Twenty Five Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($25,000.00) be appropriated to Account #91C744C, Off Street Parking Equipment, for the purchase of passenger vehicle.

Attachments

Councilor Gaffney moved to Tabled the Item. Tabled - Gaffney

 
B.

Recommend the adoption of a Loan Order in the amount of Seven Hundred Eighty Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($780,000.00) be appropriated to Account #91C734B, Sewer Equipment, for the purpose of purchasing capital equipment for the Sewer Department.

Attachments

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

 
C.

Recommend the adoption of a Loan Order in the amount of Three Million Five Hundred Eighty One Thousand Four Hundred Sixty Dollars And No Cents ($3,581,460.00) be appropriated to Account #91C7807, Citywide Capital Equipment, to fund the continued purchases of Citywide Capital Equipment.

Attachments

Councilor Gaffney moved to Tabled the Item. Tabled - Gaffney

 
D.

Recommend the adoption of a Loan Order in the amount of Seven Hundred Ninety Five Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($795,000.00) be appropriated to Account #91C731B, Water Capital Equipment, to purchase various Water Department Equipment.

Attachments

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

 
E.

Recommend the adoption of a Loan Order in the amount of Five Hundred Fifty Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($550,000.00) be appropriated to Account #91C780E, Capital Equipment Schools, for the purpose of purchasing departmental equipment.

Attachments

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

 
F.

Recommend the adoption of a Loan Order in the amount of Two Million Five Hundred Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($2,500,000.00) be appropriated to Account #91C7137, Filtration Plant Modification, to allow for the continuation to various systems that are in need of improvements at the aging Water Filtration Plant.

Attachments

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

 
G.

Recommend the adoption of a Loan Order in the amount of Three Hundred Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($300,000.00) be appropriated to Account #91C7377, Water Meters, to fund the acquisition and maintenance of water meters.

Attachments

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

 
H.

Recommend the adoption of a Loan Order in the amount of Two Million Seven Hundred Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($2,700,000.00) be appropriated to Account #91C7384, Reservoir Rehabilitation, to pay for costs associated with the rehabilitation of the Water Reservoirs.

Attachments

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

 
I.

Recommend the adoption of a Loan Order in the amount of Five Million Dollars And No Cents ($5,000,000.00) be appropriated to Account #91C7414, Street Construction, to pay for costs associated with street construction.

Attachments

Councilor Gaffney moved to Tabled the Item. Tabled - Gaffney

 
J.

Recommend the adoption of a Loan Order in the amount of Ninety Five Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($95,000.00) be appropriated to Account #91C7417, Bicycle Master Plan, to produce a master plan of potential bicycle facilities throughout the city.

Attachments

Councilor Gaffney moved to Tabled the Item. Tabled - Gaffney

 
K.

Recommend the adoption of a Loan Order in the amount of Two Million One Hundred Fifty Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($2,150,000.00) be appropriated to Account #91C741A, Sidewalk Improvements, to fund the continued improvements to citywide sidewalks.

Attachments

Councilor Gaffney moved to Tabled the Item. Tabled - Gaffney

 
L.

Recommend the adoption of a Loan Order in the amount of One Million Five Hundred Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($1,500,000.00) be appropriated to Account #91C741C, Private Street Conversions, to fund costs associated with the conversion of private streets.

Attachments

Councilor Gaffney moved to Tabled the Item. Tabled - Gaffney

 
M.

Recommend the adoption of a Loan Order in the amount of Fifty Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($50,000.00) be appropriated to Account #91C741E, Bridge Rehabilitation, to fund costs associated with the rehabilitation of bridges.

Attachments

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

 
N.

Recommend the adoption of a Loan Order in the amount of Twenty Five Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($25,000.00) be appropriated to Account #91C741F, Guard Rails, to fund costs associated with the replacement of guard rails.

Attachments

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

 
O.

Recommend the adoption of a Loan Order in the amount of Four Hundred Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($400,000.00) be appropriated to Account #91C741J, Newton Square Improvements, to fund costs associated with Newton Square improvements.

Attachments

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

 
P.

Recommend the adoption of a Loan Order in the amount of One Hundred Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($100,000.00) be appropriated to Account #91C741I, Citywide Street Improvements, to pay for costs associated with the improvement of citywide streets.

Attachments

Councilor Gaffney moved to Tabled the Item. Tabled - Gaffney

 
Q.

Recommend the adoption of a Loan Order in the amount of One Million Four Hundred Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($1,400,000.00) be appropriated to Account #91C7133B, Water Mains & Gates, to pay for costs associated with Water Infrastructure.

Attachments

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

 
R.

Recommend the adoption of a Loan Order in the amount of Twelve Million Twenty Five Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($12,025,000.00) be appropriated to Account #91C744B, Off Street Building Rehabilitation, to fund repairs and improvements for all the parking garages and open-air lots.

Attachments

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

 
S.

Recommend the adoption of a Loan Order in the amount of Two Hundred Fifty Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($250,000.00) be appropriated to Account #91C711C, Building Rehabilitation- Parks, to provide funds for the rehabilitation of Parks buildings.

Attachments

Councilor Gaffney moved to Tabled the Item. Tabled - Gaffney

 
T.

Recommend the adoption of a Loan Order in the amount of Six Million One Hundred Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($6,100,000.00) be appropriated to Account #91C784, Parks Improvements, to pay for costs associated with the citywide parks improvements.

Attachments

Councilor Gaffney moved to Table the Item. Tabled - Gaffney

 
U.

Recommend the adoption of a Loan Order in the amount of Two Hundred Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($200,000.00) be appropriated to Account #91C7843P, Parks Tree Planting, for the development of a EAB & Forestry master Plan.

Attachments

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

 
V.

Recommend that the City Council rescind the following Loan Orders for Blackstone Visitor's Center: Date Original Amount Balance 3/07/06 $2,000,000 $910,000 7/08/08 $2,000,000 $2,000,000 and replace with the attached loan order in the amount of Two Million Dollars And No Cents ($2,000,000.00) and that this amount be appropriated to Account #91C7844, Blackstone Gateway Park, to fund improvements associated with design and construction of park improvements.

Attachments

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

 
W.

Recommend the adoption of a Loan Order in the amount of One Million Four Hundred Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($1,400,000.00) be appropriated to Account #91C7847, Parks Improvements, for costs associated with Parks improvements.

Attachments

Councilor Gaffney moved to Table the Item. Tabled - Gaffney

 
X.

Recommend the adoption of a Loan Order in the amount of Fifty Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($50,000.00) be appropriated to Account #91C784AG, Lake Park, to revamp the existing lighting system and extend the existing warranty.

Attachments

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

 
Y.

Recommend the adoption of a Loan Order in the amount of Fifty Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($50,000.00) be appropriated to Account #91C784T, Hadwen Park, to install & upgrade the electrical system.

Attachments

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

 
Z.

Recommend the adoption of a Loan Order in the amount of Six Million Dollars And No Cents ($6,000,000.00) be appropriated to Account #91C7134, Water Mains & Gates, to pay for costs associated with Water Infrastructure.

Attachments

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

 
AA.

Recommend the adoption of a Loan Order in the amount of One Million Dollars And No Cents ($1,000,000.00) be appropriated to Account #91C713C, Water Transmission Mains, to fund costs associated with Water Transmission.

Attachments

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

 
BB.

Recommend the adoption of a Loan Order in the amount of One Hundred Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($100,000.00) be appropriated to Account #91C713F, Cross Connection Survey, to fund costs associated with Water Cross Connection Survey.

Attachments

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

 
CC.

Recommend the adoption of a Loan Order in the amount of Two Hundred Eighty Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($280,000.00) be appropriated to Account #91C724B, Traffic Signal Improvements, to fund costs associated with the improvements to traffic signals.

Attachments

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

 
DD.

Recommend the adoption of a Loan Order in the amount of Four Million Dollars And No Cents ($4,000,000.00) be appropriated to Account #91C7111P, Library Master Plan Rehab, to fund rehabilitation at the Library.

Attachments

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

 
EE.

Recommend the adoption of a Loan Order in the amount of Nine Hundred Seventy Four Thousand Eight Hundred Fifty Dollars And No Cents ($974,850.00) be appropriated to Account #91C7116, Citywide Building Rehabilitation, to fund improvements to various city owned buildings.

Attachments

Councilor Gaffney moved to Table the Item. Tabled - Gaffney

 
FF.

Recommend the adoption of a Loan Order in the amount of Three Hundred Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($300,000.00) be appropriated to Account #91C7111D, RECC Building Rehabilitation, to complete the construction of the Regional Emergency Communications Center.

Attachments

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

 
GG.

Recommend the adoption of a Loan Order in the amount of Two Hundred Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($200,000.00) be appropriated to Account #91C732, Water Building Rehab, to fund building rehabilitation.

Attachments

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

 
HH.

Recommend the adoption of a Loan Order in the amount of Three Hundred Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($300,000.00) be appropriated to Account #91C702A, Water Land Shed Acquisition, to pay for costs associated with the acquisition of water lands.

Attachments

Councilor Gaffney moved to Table the Item. Tabled - Gaffney

 
II.

Recommend the adoption of a Loan Order in the amount of Three Million Two Hundred Fifty Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($3,250,000.00) be appropriated to Account #91C711WP, Building Rehabilitation Schools, to fund various school building rehabilitation.

Attachments

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

 
JJ.

Recommend the adoption of a Loan Order in the amount of One Hundred Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($100,000.00) be appropriated to Account #91C735A, Sewer Building Rehabilitation, for the purpose of funding improvements to the Sewer building.

Attachments

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

 
KK.

Recommend the adoption of a Loan Order in the amount of One Hundred Forty Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($140,000.00) be appropriated to Account #91C711P, Building Rehabilitation Parks, to fund various building rehabilitation.

Attachments

Councilor Gaffney moved to Table the Item. Tabled - Gaffney

 
LL.

Recommend the adoption of a Loan Order in the amount of Fourteen Million Three Hundred Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($14,300,000.00) be appropriated to Account #91C745B, Sewer Construction, to pay for costs associated with Sewer Infrastructure.

Attachments

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

 
MM.

Recommend the adoption of a Loan Order in the amount of Five Hundred Fifty Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($550,000.00) be appropriated to Account #91C724A, Street Lights, to fund costs associated with improvements and the installation of new street lights.

Attachments

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

 
NN.

Recommend the adoption of a Loan Order in the amount of Two Million Dollars And No Cents ($2,000,000.00) be appropriated to Account #91C715A, Dam Improvements, to pay for costs associated with rehabilitation and repair of dams.

Attachments

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

 
 

9.36

MISCELLANEOUS AGENDA TRANSMITTALS
A.

Transmitting informational communication relative to various Orders for information received during Finance Committee meetings.

Attachments

Placed on file

 
10.

COMMUNICATIONS

10a.

Robert V. Stearns, City Auditor, transmitting a report concerning the total obligations transferred to PRIM, the amount the City is responsible for and the return on investment in both categories.

Attachments

Referred to Municipal Operations Committee

 

10b.

Mayor Joseph M. Petty, as Chair of the City Council Standing Committee on Finance and in accordance with Rule 33 of the Rules of City Council, notifying and requesting City Council to suspend the rules of City Council and take up for consideration as a reasonably anticipated item a Report of the Committee on Finance and the City Manager's Communication transmitting informational communication relative to the Fiscal Year 2017 Budget proposal that was transmitted to City Council on May 10, 2016, item #8.36A, due to the alternating schedule of meetings.

Attachments

Placed on file

 

11.

TABLED ITEMS

11a.

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

 

11b.

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

 

11c.

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

 

11d.

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

 

11e.

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

 

11f.

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

 

11g.

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

 

11h.

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

 

11i.

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

 

11j.

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

 

11k.

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 and Tabled - Petty February 2, 2016)

Attachments

No action taken

 

11l.

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

 

11m.

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

Attachments

No action taken

 

11n.

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

 

11o.

ORDER of Mayor Joseph M. Petty - Request City Manager reach out to Verizon to make inquiries regarding expansion of FIOS into Worcester in light of their recent investment in Boston. (Tabled - Petty May 17, 2016)

Attachments

No action taken

 

11p.

COMMUNICATION of the City Manager transmitting informational communication relative to a list of the non-profit agencies who keep their properties on the tax rolls. (Tabled - Gaffney May 24, 2016)

Attachments

No action taken

 

11q.

COMMUNICATION of the City Manager transmitting informational communication relative to a report listing properties that have been converted from commercial or industrial to residential. (Tabled - Gaffney May 24, 2016)

Attachments

No action taken

 

12.

BUSINESS UNDER SUSPENSION - Item brought forth under suspension at the May 31, 2016 City Council meeting.

12a.

ORDER of Councilor Kathleen M. Toomey - Request City Manager invite panelists from the Bike Share Worcester presentations, which were held at the Worcester Chamber of Commerce, to hold similar presentations before City Council. – Item #17a Order adopted

 

13.

NEW BUSINESS UNDER SUSPENSION - Items brought forth under suspension at the June 7, 2016 City Council meeting.

13a.

Motion Lukes @ #9.4B CM – Request City Manager request Worcester Redevelopment Authority provide City Council with a financial plan for the Downtown Urban Revitalization Plan.

Attachments

Order adopted

 

13b.

Motion Petty @ #9.4B CM – Request City Manager provide City Council with information concerning how other cities’ Downtown Urban Revitalization Plans were implemented, including their location and whether they were successful or not.

Attachments

Order adopted

 

13c.

Motion Toomey @ #9.4A CM – Request City Manager provide City Council with event flyers in the form of a .jpeg file for easier sharing on social media platforms.

Attachments

Order adopted

 

13d.

Motion Gaffney @ #9.7A CM – Request City Manager provide cleanup for illegal dumping in the vicinity of Townsend St. and Hudson St.

Attachments

Order adopted

 

13e.

Motion Rivera @ #9.7A CM – Request City Manager reinstall cameras in the vicinity of Townsend St. and Hudson St. to curb illegal dumping.

Attachments

Order adopted

 

13f.

Motion Russell @ #9.26A CM – Request City Manager provide City Council with a report regarding astroturf and whether or not it may be cancer causing.

Attachments

Order adopted

 

13g.

Motion Russell @ #9.26 CM – Request City Manager provide City Council with a report concerning funds previously approved for improvements to Mulcahey Field.

Attachments

Order adopted

 

13h.

Motion Russell @ #9.26 CM – Request City Manager provide City Council with a report concerning expenditures for the DCU Center, including a new scoreboard and the installation of Wi-Fi, and whether or not the funds could be stretched out over many years or utilized in other directions.

Attachments

Order adopted