CITY OF WORCESTER

JOURNAL OF THE CITY COUNCIL

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Esther Howland Chamber

Convened: 4:27 P.M.

Recessed: 8:06 P.M. Reconvened: 8:30 P.M. Adjourned: 9:01 P.M.


Mayor
Joseph M. Petty

 

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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 as Chair

3.

PROCLAMATIONS, ACKNOWLEDGMENTS, MOMENTS OF SILENCE

3a.

MOMENT OF SILENCE in memory of the 49 victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando, FL on June 12, 2016.

 

3b.

Mayor Joseph M. Petty read a Proclamation declaring Tuesday, June 20, 2016 as World Refugee Day in the City of Worcester. The Proclamation was presented to Beth Singley.

Attachments

 

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 31, 2016.

Attachments

Order adopted

 

5.

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION - No speakers were recognized during this section of the agenda.

6.

HEARING FOR PROPOSED DOWNTOWN URBAN REVITALIZATION PLAN - see item #13a

6a.

COMMUNICATION of the City Manager transmitting informational communication relative to the proposed Downtown Urban Revitalization Plan approval process.

Attachments

Mayor Petty opened the hearing for the Proposed Downtown Urban Revitalization Plan at 4:31 P.M. Opening remarks were made by City Manager Edward M. Augustus, Jr., followed by the Chairman of the Worcester Redevelopment Authority Vincent Pedone. The plan was presented to City Council by Chief Development Officer Michael Traynor, Assistant Chief Development Officer for Administration and Special Projects Heather Gould, and Jeff Vassar of BSC Group. Chief Development Officer Michael Traynor proposed three changes to the plan, including 1) expressly stating in the goals and objectives statement of the Plan in both in the Executive Summary as well at Section 12.02 Subsection 3 the goal to increase the City’s tax revenue; 2) adding a clarification within Section 12.02 Subparagraph 1 that acquiring properties within the Downtown Urban Revitalization Plan by eminent domain will be the action of last resort, used only when a viable development project and redeveloper have been identified and a land disposition agreement has been agreed upon and; 3) the removal of four properties from the list of properties to be acquired, 300 Southbridge Street, 328 Southbridge Street, 346 Southbridge Street and 4 Quinsigamond Avenue, and instead labeling them as Priority Private Development Parcels. Mayor Petty opened public speaking portion of the hearing and heard the following speakers input: 1. Robert Thomas, Worcester resident 2. Francis Carroll, Worcester resident 3. Michael Jerry, Worcester resident 4. Idella Hazard, Worcester resident 5. Craig Blais, Worcester resident 6. Linda Cavioli, Worcester resident 7. Jill Dagilis, Worcester resident 8. Troy Siebels, Worcester resident 9. John Brissette, Worcester resident 10. Jo Hart, Worcester resident 11. Mullen Sawyer, Rutland resident 12. Timothy Murray, Worcester resident 13. Reverend Clyde Talley, Worcester resident 14. Bill Sweeney, Worcester resident 15. Keith Scott, Worcester resident 16. John Provost, Worcester resident 17. Sarah Kinicki, Worcester resident 18. Chuck Jackson, Worcester resident Mayor Petty closed the public speaking portion of the hearing at 6:34 P.M. and heard input from the Worcester Redevelopment Authority, the City Administration and the City Council. Councilor Gaffney moved to “Request City Manager provide City Council with a policy concerning how the City plans to provide equity partners to property and business owners in the Downtown Urban Revitalization Plan.” (see item #20a) Councilor King moved to “Request City Manager work with the Worcester Redevelopment Authority to come up with a plan that will allow and ensure the communities of color and communities of low income are involved in the planning decisions of the Downtown Urban Revitalization Plan.” (see item #20b) Councilor King moved to “Request City Manager begin the process of working with the Worcester Development Authority to develop a plan that is forward thinking and specifically directed towards redevelopment in the Main South area.” (see Item #20c) Mayor Petty moved for a roll call to approve the Downtown Urban Revitalization Plan, as amended by Chief Development Officer Michael Traynor (see Item #13a). Mayor Petty closed the hearing for the Proposed Downtown Urban Revitalization Plan at 8:06 P.M. Placed on file

 

7.

HEARINGS & ORDERS

7a.

Hearing: NATIONAL GRID for a pole location and conduit location: GODDARD MEMORIAL DR. Granting permission to NATIONAL GRID for a pole location and conduit location: GODDARD MEMORIAL DR.

Attachments

Hearing Held & Order adopted

 

7b.

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

Attachments

Hearing Held & Order adopted

 

7c.

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

Attachments

Hearing Held & Order adopted

 

7d.

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

Attachments

Hearing Held & Order adopted

 

7e.

Hearing: LIGHTOWER FIBER NETWORKS LLC for conduit location at: APRICOT ST. & GRANDVIEW AVE. Granting permission to LIGHTOWER FIBER NETWORKS LLC for conduit location at: APRICOT ST. & GRANDVIEW AVE.

Attachments

Hearing Held & Order adopted

 

7f.

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

Attachments

Hearing Held & Order adopted

 

7g.

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

Attachments

Hearing Held & Order adopted

 

7h.

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.

Councilor Tony Economou on behalf of Michael Rianni request street repair in Burncoat St. extension in the vicinity of the railroad crossing.

Attachments

Referred to the Department of Public Works and Parks

 

8b.

Councilor Kathleen M. Toomey and Councilor Candy Mero-Carlson on behalf of the residents of Paradox Dr. request street resurfacing in Paradox Dr.

Attachments

Referred to Public Works Committee

 

8c.

Councilor Kathleen M. Toomey and Councilor Candy Mero-Carlson on behalf of the residents of Paradox Dr. request sidewalk resurfacing in Paradox Dr.

Attachments

Referred to Public Works Committee

 

8d.

Councilor Tony Economou request Burncoat St. Ext. be resurfaced.

Attachments

Referred to Public Works Committee

 

8e.

Jacob Santiago request installation of a handicap parking space in front of 19 Seymour St.

Attachments

Referred to Traffic and Parking Committee

 

8f.

Mildred Febles request handicap parking space in front of 67 Cohasset St. be removed.

Attachments

Referred to Traffic and Parking Committee

 

8g.

Councilor George J. Russell on behalf of Joseph Aromando request installation of a stop sign in Fairmont Ave. at Bedford Ave.

Attachments

Referred to Traffic and Parking Committee

 

8h.

Councilor Gary Rosen request additional Speed Limit signs be installed in Goddard Memorial Dr. from Apricot St. to Airport Dr.

Attachments

Referred to Traffic and Parking Committee

 

8i.

Councilor Gary Rosen request “Go Slow” Children advisory signs in Goddard Memorial Dr. from Apricot St. to Beatrice Dr.

Attachments

Referred to Traffic and Parking Committee

 

8j.

Councilor Gary Rosen request installation of a “Pedestrian Crossing” sign in Goddard Memorial Dr. in the vicinity of 2 Parsons Hill Dr.

Attachments

Referred to Traffic and Parking Committee

 

8k.

Councilor Tony Economou on behalf of Sarah Forte request “No Jake Brake” signage be installed in Mountain St. West eastbound and westbound.

Attachments

Referred to Traffic and Parking Committee

 

8l.

Councilor Tony Economou on behalf of Peter Casfalis request a stop line be painted for the stop sign at the intersection of Vega Ln. and Leslie Rd.

Attachments

Referred to Traffic and Parking Committee

 

8m.

Councilor Tony Economou on behalf of Peter Capsalis request a double yellow line be painted in Leslie Rd. from Grove St. to Vega Ln.

Attachments

Referred to Traffic and Parking Committee

 

8n.

Councilor Candy Mero-Carlson request no turns from Belmont St. onto Granby Rd. from 6:00 A.M. until 8:00 A.M., and from 3:00 P.M. until 6:00 P.M.

Attachments

Referred to Traffic and Parking Committee

 

8o.

Councilor Candy Mero-Carlson request vehicles having greater than two axles and/or weighing more than four tons not be permitted to enter Granby Rd.

Attachments

Referred to Traffic and Parking Committee

 

8p.

Councilor Candy Mero-Carlson request tractor trailers and buses not be allowed in Granby Rd.

Attachments

Referred to Traffic and Parking Committee

 

8q.

Councilor Candy Mero-Carlson request installation of "Go Slow" children advisory signs in Granby Rd.

Attachments

Referred to Traffic and Parking Committee

 

8r.

William S. Coleman III request and opportunity to invite the City Council, City Administration and the wonderful people of Worcester to attend "JuneTeenth Festival" Saturday, June 25th at Institute Park from 12:00pm to 8:00 pm.

Attachments

Petitioner spoke and Placed on file

 

9.

CHAIRMAN'S ORDERS

9a.

FROM THE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE - Request City Manager provide City Council with a breakdown of costs associated with providing regional health services to the various towns versus what revenue and grants we receive as a result of those services. (Russell)

Attachments

Order adopted

 

9b.

FROM THE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE - Request City Manager provide City Council with a report detailing the cost of installing solar panels at Sullivan Middle School, whether it was reimbursed, if it is really saving money, if the City plans to do the installations at other municipal buildings, and whether or not the City Energy and Asset Management division has jurisdiction over the school department in this matter. (Lukes)

Attachments

Order adopted

 

9c.

FROM THE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE - Request City Manager request the City Assessor provide City Council with a report concerning what effect improving the status of various bodies of water throughout the City may have on abutting properties’ values. (Bergman)

Attachments

Order adopted

 

9d.

FROM THE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE - Request City Manager request the City Assessor provide City Council with a report concerning the number of tax exempt properties in the City, excluding government owned properties. (Bergman)

Attachments

Order adopted

 

9e.

FROM THE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE - Request City Manager consider implementing a tax amnesty program to tax delinquent property owners. (Economou)

Attachments

Order adopted

 

9f.

FROM THE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE - Request City Manager provide City Council with a report regarding whether or not there is any excess funds that could be cut regarding debt services associated with North High School and still meet obligations. (Lukes)

Attachments

Order adopted

 

9g.

FROM THE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE - Request City Manager request City Auditor provide City Council with a report detailing the net differential and return on investments associated with the pension obligation bonds. (Gaffney)

Attachments

Order adopted

 

9h.

FROM THE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE - Request City Manager request City Auditor provide City Council with a report, in terms of dollars, how much of Retirement Board’s obligations have been transferred over to PRIM, how much the City is responsible for, and what the return has been on investment in both categories. (Lukes)

Attachments

Order adopted

 

9i.

FROM THE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE - Request City Manager provide City Council with a report concerning how much has been paid to outside legal consultants during FY 2016. (Lukes)

Attachments

Order adopted

 

9j.

FROM THE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE - Request City Manager provide City Council with a report concerning how much has been spent on professional development, training, and retention costs associated with the Human Resources Department during FY 2016. (Lukes)

Attachments

Order adopted

 

9k.

FROM THE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE - Request City Manager provide City Council with a report as to what the impact of a cut would have to the Human Resources Department budget, especially concerning a cut to outside legal counsel. (Bergman)

Attachments

Order adopted

 

9l.

FROM THE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE - Request City Manager provide City Council with a report concerning what costs were charged to the North High School construction fund over the last three years and whether there are extra funds available that could be used to lower the tax rate. (Lukes)

Attachments

Order adopted

 

9m.

FROM THE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE - Request City Manager provide City Council with information concerning how much money is being spent on outside legal counsel and how much money would need to be budgeted to perform the same tasks in-house. (Economou)

Attachments

Order adopted

 

9n.

FROM THE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE - Request City Manager provide City Council with a report regarding what the interest payment is for the North High School Construction Fund, as well as how the $3,047,000.00 appropriation to the account was selected. (Gaffney)

Attachments

Order adopted

 

9o.

FROM THE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE - Request City Manager provide City Council with a report concerning how often the City has gone above or below budgeting for each department’s vacancy factor over the last five years. (Gaffney)

Attachments

Order adopted

 

9p.

FROM THE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE - Request City Manager provide City Council with the schedule of payments the City is obligated to make to OPEB. (Lukes)

Attachments

Order adopted

 

9q.

FROM THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS - Request City Manager request Police Chief provide additional speed enforcement on Hamilton St.

Attachments

Order adopted

 

9r.

FROM THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS - Request City Manager request City Assessor provide City Council with a report regarding the property value both before and after the street betterment assessment at 13 Stearns St.

Attachments

Order adopted

 

9s.

FROM THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS - Request City Manager request Commissioner of Public Works and Parks provide any temporary repairs that may be necessary to the sidewalk on Richland St.

Attachments

Order adopted

 

9t.

FROM THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS - Request City Manager and City Clerk provide City Council with a recommendation as to best practices to follow when providing services to people with disabilities.

Attachments

Order adopted

 

9u.

FROM THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING - Request City Manager request Commissioner of Public Works and Parks consider removing parking on one side of Richmond Ave.

Attachments

Order adopted

 

9v.

FROM THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING - Request City Manager request Commissioner of Public Works and Parks provide City Council with a traffic study concerning the intersection of Acton St. and Ashwood St.

Attachments

Order adopted

 

9w.

FROM THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING - Request City Manager request Commissioner of Public Works and Parks provide City Council with information concerning the feasibility of banning truck traffic on Gilman St.

Attachments

Order adopted

 

9x.

FROM THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING - Request City Manager request City Solicitor provide City Council with a legal opinion as to whether or not resident permit parking may be installed in areas that are commercially zoned.

Attachments

Order adopted

 

9y.

FROM THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING - Request City Manager request Worcester Regional Transit Authority consider rerouting a bus route to the corner of Hammond St. and Tainter St.

Attachments

Order adopted

 

9z.

FROM THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS - Request the City Council Standing Committee on Traffic and Parking consider installation of a stop sign in both directions of Honeysuckle Rd. at its intersection with Sophia Dr.

Attachments

Referred to Traffic and Parking Committee

 

9aa.

FROM THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS - Request the City Council Standing Committee on Traffic and Parking consider installation of a crosswalk in Sophia Dr. at its intersection with Honeysuckle Rd.

Attachments

Referred to Traffic and Parking Committee

 

10.

ORDERS

10a.

Request City Manager provide City Council with a report concerning what restrictions exist regarding truck traffic (including 18 and 22 wheelers) on Pleasant St. to Newton Square and then continuing, via Highland St., to Park Ave. and further, if any size, weight limit or speed restrictions do exist, to post appropriate signage and arrange for traffic enforcement along that route. (Rosen, Economou, Bergman)

Attachments

Order adopted

 

10b.

Request City Manager provide City Council with an update concerning the installation of a playground at the Southgate St. lot adjacent to the Canterbury Street School. (Rivera)

Attachments

Order adopted

 

10c.

Request City Manager, his Economic Development team, and a few community representatives develop an interesting, informative and plausible proposal that will encourage the Pawtucket Red Sox to consider the feasibility and advisability of relocating to the City of Worcester once their commitment and lease of McCoy Stadium ends in 2020. (Rosen)

Attachments

Order adopted and Referred to Worcester Redevelopment Authority

 

10d.

Request City Manager have strongly-worded “No Dumping” signs, showing the significant fine for violators, be installed at key locations along Goddard Memorial Dr. (Rosen)

Attachments

Order adopted

 

10e.

Request City Manager request Police Chief provide increased and intensive speed and traffic enforcement in Goddard Memorial Dr. (Rosen)

Attachments

Order adopted

 

10f.

Request City Manager take appropriate steps to combat the extensive growth of poison ivy encountered by Sullivan Middle School and South High School walking students and other pedestrians along Goddard Memorial Dr. in the area of Parsons Hill Dr. (Rosen)

Attachments

Order adopted

 

10g.

Request City Manager request the Police Chief provide police attention to the area of Benefit St., Oread St. and Mt. Pleasant St. (Rivera)

Attachments

Order adopted

 

10h.

Request City Manager request the Police Chief ensure there is a police presence in the Castle Park area. (Rivera)

Attachments

Order adopted

 

10i.

Request City Manager request the Police Chief ensure there is a police presence in the King St. area. (Rivera)

Attachments

Order adopted

 

10j.

Request City Manager request Chief Economic Development Officer come up with a formal letter that can be presented to all new opening businesses here in the City. (Economou)

Attachments

Order adopted

 

10k.

SEWER BETTERMENT ASSESSMENT: MARAVISTA RD.

Attachments

Order adopted

 

11.

COMMUNICATION OF THE CITY AUDITOR

11a.

Transmitting communication responding to a request from City Council requesting a report detailing the net differential and return on investments associated with the pension obligation bonds.

Attachments

Referred to Municipal Operations Committee

 

12.

COMMUNICATION OF THE CITY CLERK

12a.

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

Attachments

Placed on file

 

13.

COMMUNICATIONS

13a.

Edward M. Augustus, Jr., City Manager, transmitting communication recommending City Council's review, deliberation, and adoption of the attached order relative to the draft Downtown Urban Revitalization Plan.

Attachments

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

 

13b.

Edward M. Augustus, Jr., City Manager, transmitting communication responding to City Council inquiry requesting City Manager submit an estimated assessor's recap comparing the proposed FY 17 tax levy with the current real estate assessments and the FY 16 assessed values.

Attachments

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

 

13c.

Edward M. Augustus, Jr., City Manager, transmitting communication responding to City Council inquiry requesting City Manager amend and resubmit report on vacant and new positions to include annual salaries.

Attachments

Placed on file

 

13d.

Edward M. Augustus, Jr., City Manager, transmitting communication regarding the amended line item budget (section XVII-1, page 293-294) from the FY17 Operating Budget.

Attachments

Placed on file

 

14.

REPORT OF THE PLANNING BOARD

14a.

REPORT OF THE PLANNING BOARD Upon the Petition of the Attorney Donald J. O'Neil on behalf of JNBB, LLC request to amend the Official Map to remove Hemans Court.

Attachments

Accepted

 

15.

REPORTS OF THE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE

15a.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE Upon the Communication of the City Manager transmitting informational communication relative to the Fiscal Year 2017 Budget proposal: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order.

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

 

15b.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE Upon the 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: recommend Communication be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

15c.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE Upon the Communication of the City Manager Transmitting informational communication relative to the Bond Anticipation Notes (BAN) rating: recommend Communication be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

15d.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE Upon the Communication of the City Manager Transmitting informational communication relative to the FY16 Capital Improvement Plan: recommend Communication be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

15e.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE Upon the Communication of the City Manager Transmitting informational communication relative to the number of new and vacant positions: recommend Communication be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

15f.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE Upon the Communication of the City Manager Transmitting informational communication relative to a summary of Certified Free Cash for the last ten (10) years: recommend Communication be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

15g.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE Upon the 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): recommend Communication be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

15h.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE Upon the Communication of the City Auditor Transmitting the Monthly Report on the Status of the City Budget: recommend Communication be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

15i.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE Upon the Communication of the City Auditor Transmitting report concerning recommendations as to where cuts may be made in the City's budget: recommend Communication be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

15j.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE Upon the Communication of the City Auditor Transmitting a corrected copy of the Monthly Report on the Status of the City Budget: recommend Communication be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

15k.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE Upon the Communication of the City Auditor Transmitting Actuarial Valuation and Review of the Worcester Retirement System (WRS) as of January 1, 2016: recommend Communication be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

15l.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE Upon the Communication of the City Auditor Transmitting the monthly report on the status of the City budget: recommend Communication be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

16.

REPORTS OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS

16a.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Paul Zilioli request abatement of street betterment assessment #25371 in the amount of $9,568.24 for Pineland Ave.: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order for a partial abatement resulting in a new assessment of $1,419.19

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays

 

16b.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Joan Lefrancois request abatement of street betterment assessment #25400 in the amount of $18,519.40 for Stearns St.: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order for partial abatement resulting in a new assessment of $10,294.23

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays

 

16c.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Roberto Gelais request abatement of street assessment #25349 in the amount of $6,606.95 for Yukon Ave.: recommend adoption of accompanying Order to abate in full.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays

 

16d.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Steven Gallo of Arboretum Village LLC request to make public Honeysuckle Rd. in it's entirety: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted

 

16e.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Robert & Carol Benedict et al request that the section of Barrett Ave., southerly from Edmons St. to Inman Ave., be eliminated from the making of Barrrett Ave. a public street (Amend the Order dated February 3, 2015): recommend adoption of the accompanying Order.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted

 

16f.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Report of the Planning Board Upon the Petition of Attorney Donald J. O'Neil on behalf of Summer St. Hotel, LLC request to abandon, discontinue and remove from the Official Map the area of Washington Square containing approximately 75 square feet of land shown on the attached plan labeled "Discontinue Exhibit", dated 12/30/15 and prepared by Bohler Engineering: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted

 

16g.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of James Spahiu request to extend sewer and drainage in Rockrimmon Rd. to service property at 79 Joppa Rd.: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted

 

16h.

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

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted

 

16i.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Mrs. Peter Martin request sidewalk repair in front of 5 Cutting Ave.: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted

 

16j.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Robert Rano request sidewalk and curb repair in front of 57 Cedar St.: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted

 

16k.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Anne Paquette request sidewalk repair in front of 7 Cutting Ave.: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted

 

16l.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Taylor Bearden of Hampton Properties LLC request sidewalk repair in front of 91 Elm St.: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted

 

16m.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petiiton of Taylor Bearden of Hampton Properties LLC request sidewalk repair in front of 80 Sever St.: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted

 

16n.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Taylor Bearden of Hampton Properties LLC request sidewalk repair in front of 5 Claremont St.: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted

 

16o.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Virginia Ryan request when resurfacing of sidewalks or roads are done that someone inspect the repair to make sure it is done properly, for example sidewalk resurfacing on Arbutus Rd. last fall: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted

 

16p.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Steven Dyer request sidewalk repair in front of 16 Monticello Dr.: recommend Petitioner be given leave to withdraw.

Attachments

Accepted

 

16q.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Steven Dyer request sidewalk repair in front of 16 Monticello Dr.: recommend Petitioner be given leave to withdraw.

Attachments

Accepted

 

16r.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Ana Freeman request sidewalk repair for Radmore St.: recommend Petitioner be given leave to withdraw.

Attachments

Accepted

 

16s.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Bernadette Chabot request sidewalks in Richland St. be repaired: recommend Petitioner be given leave to withdraw.

Attachments

Accepted

 

16t.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Steven Dyer request sidewalk repair in front of 16 Monticello Dr.: recommend Petitioner be given leave to withdraw.

Attachments

Accepted

 

16u.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Report of the Planning Board Upon the Petition Tom Barnes, Real Estate Asset Manager of ABC Supply Company, Inc., request to discontinue as a public way and remove from the Official Map, Pitt St., from the southerly side of Sherman St. southerly, about 105 feet more or less: recommend Petition be denied.

Attachments

Accepted

 

16v.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of David & Eileen Martin request abatement of street betterment assessment #25399 in the amount of $10,217.60 for Stearns St.: recommend Petition be denied.

Attachments

Accepted

 

16w.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Bridget & James Marshall request abatement of street betterment assessment #25393 in the amount of $18,714.81 for Stearns St.: recommend Petition be denied.

Attachments

Accepted

 

17.

REPORTS OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING

17a.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Councilor Tony Economou request installation of a crosswalk across Pleasant St. at Howland Terrace: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order to install a crosswalk across Howland Terrace at its intersection with Pleasant St.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted

 

17b.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Councilor Tony Economou on behalf of Flagg Street School request reinstallation of a crosswalk across Richmond Ave. where it intersects with Flagg St.: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted

 

17c.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Councilor Michael T. Gaffney on behalf of Christopher and Patricia King request speed enforcement on Beechmont St.: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted

 

17d.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Mikerlange Jonathos request the newly installed handicap parking space in front of 17 Oread Place be relocated down the hill: recommend Petition be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

17e.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Councilor Morris A. Bergman on behalf of Dorothy Riggieri request installation of a crosswalk in Belmont St. at Alvarado Ave.: recommend Petition be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

17f.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Michele Bouffard request repainting of crosswalk in front of 5 Acton St.: recommend Petition be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

17g.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Michele Bouffard et al request removal of illegally placed stop signs on Commonwealth Ave. at Crawford, Modoc, and Glezen Sts.: recommend Petition be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

17h.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Michele Bouffard request removal of random, unnecessary stop sign in the middle of Grand View Ave.: recommend Petition be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

17i.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Sandra Mitchell request a Stop Sign be installed at the intersection of Dixfield St. and Castine St.: recommend Petition be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

17j.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Judith Henry request installation of a stop sign in Vernon St. at the corner of View St.: recommend Petition be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

17k.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Nickolaus Scholl request installation of a "Not a Truck Route" sign at the top of Gilman St.: recommend Petition be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

17l.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Michael Hickey request the installation of a large truck ban in Gilman St., from Lincoln St. to New St.: recommend Petition be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

17m.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Councilor Tony Economou on behalf of Laura Butsis request removal of the winter parking ban on one side of Winifred Ave. between Chalmers Rd. and Amherst St.: recommend Petition be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

17n.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Digna Rodriguez request installation of resident permit parking in Norwood St. from Main St. to Woodland St.: recommend Petition be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

17o.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Mikhail Masalskiy request winter parking ban on Sierra St. be changed to odd side, permanent: recommend Petitioner be given leave to withdraw.

Attachments

Accepted

 

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 and 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

 

18o.

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

 

18p.

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

 

18q.

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

 

18r.

COMMUNICATION of the City Manager 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. (Tabled - Gaffney June 7, 2016)

Attachments

Mayor Petty moved to take this item off the Table. Taken off the Table on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays. Voted to advertised proposed Loan Order on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays

 

18s.

COMMUNICATION of the City Manager 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. (Tabled - Gaffney June 7, 2016)

Attachments

Mayor Petty moved to take this item off the Table. Taken off the Table on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays. Voted to advertised proposed Loan Order on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays

 

18t.

COMMUNICATION of the City Manager 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. (Tabled - Gaffney June 7, 2016)

Attachments

Mayor Petty moved to take this item off the Table. Taken off the Table on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays. Voted to advertised proposed Loan Order on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays

 

18u.

COMMUNICATION of the City Manager 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. (Tabled - Gaffney June 7, 2016)

Attachments

Mayor Petty moved to take this item off the Table. Taken off the Table on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays. Voted to advertised proposed Loan Order on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays

 

18v.

COMMUNICATION of the City Manager 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. (Tabled - Gaffney June 7, 2016)

Attachments

Mayor Petty moved to take this item off the Table. Taken off the Table on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays. Voted to advertised proposed Loan Order on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays

 

18w.

COMMUNICATION of the City Manager 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. (Tabled - Gaffney June 7, 2016)

Attachments

Mayor Petty moved to take this item off the Table. Taken off the Table on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays. Voted to advertised proposed Loan Order on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays

 

18x.

COMMUNICATION of the City Manager 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. (Tabled - Gaffney June 7, 2016)

Attachments

Mayor Petty moved to take this item off the Table. Taken off the Table on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays. Voted to advertised proposed Loan Order on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays

 

18y.

COMMUNICATION of the City Manager 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. (Tabled - Gaffney June 7, 2016)

Attachments

Mayor Petty moved to take this item off the Table. Taken off the Table on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays. Voted to advertised proposed Loan Order on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays

 

18z.

COMMUNICATION of the City Manager 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. (Tabled - Gaffney June 7, 2016)

Attachments

Mayor Petty moved to take this item off the Table. Taken off the Table on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays. Voted to advertised proposed Loan Order on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays

 

18aa.

COMMUNICATION of the City Manager 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. (Tabled - Gaffney June 7, 2016)

Attachments

Mayor Petty moved to take this item off the Table. Taken off the Table on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays. Voted to advertised proposed Loan Order on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays

 

18bb.

COMMUNICATION of the City Manager 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. (Tabled - Gaffney June 7, 2016)

Attachments

Mayor Petty moved to take this item off the Table. Taken off the Table on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays. Voted to advertised proposed Loan Order on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays

 

18cc.

COMMUNICATION of the City Manager 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. (Tabled - Gaffney June 7, 2016)

Attachments

Mayor Petty moved to take this item off the Table. Taken off the Table on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays. Voted to advertised proposed Loan Order on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays

 

18dd.

COMMUNICATION of the City Manager 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. (Tabled - Gaffney June 7, 2016)

Attachments

Mayor Petty moved to take this item off the Table. Taken off the Table on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays. Voted to advertised proposed Loan Order on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays

 

19.

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

19a.

ORDER of Councilor Konstantina B. Lukes – Request City Manager request Worcester Redevelopment Authority provide City Council with a financial plan for the Downtown Urban Revitalization Plan. – Item #13a Order adopted

 

19b.

ORDER of Mayor Joseph M. Petty – 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. – Item #13b Order adopted

 

19c.

ORDER of Councilor Kathleen M. Toomey – Request City Manager provide City Council with event flyers in the form of a .jpeg file for easier sharing on social media platforms. – Item #13c Order adopted

 

19d.

ORDER of Councilor Michael T. Gaffney – Request City Manager provide cleanup for illegal dumping in the vicinity of Townsend St. and Hudson St. – Item #13d Order adopted

 

19e.

ORDER of Councilor Sarai Rivera – Request City Manager reinstall cameras in the vicinity of Townsend St. and Hudson St. to curb illegal dumping. – Item #13e Order adopted

 

19f.

ORDER of Councilor George J. Russell – Request City Manager provide City Council with a report regarding astroturf and whether or not it may be cancer causing. – Item #13f Order adopted

 

19g.

ORDER of Councilor George J. Russell – Request City Manager provide City Council with a report concerning funds previously approved for improvements to Mulcahey Field. – Item #13g Order adopted

 

19h.

ORDER of Councilor George J. Russell - 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. – Item #13h Order adopted

 

20.

NEW BUSINESS UNDER SUSPENSION - Items brought forth under suspension at the June 14, 2016 City Council meeting.

20a.

Motion Gaffney @ #6a CC - Request City Manager provide City Council with a policy concerning how the City plans to provide equity partners to property and business owners in the Downtown Urban Revitalization Plan

Attachments

Order adopted

 

20b.

Motion King @ #6a CC - Request City Manager work with the Worcester Redevelopment Authority to come up with a plan that will allow and ensure the communities of color and communities of low income are involved in the planning decisions of the Downtown Urban Revitalization Plan.

Attachments

Order adopted

 

20c.

Motion King @ #6a CC - Request City Manager begin the process of working with the Worcester Development Authority to develop a plan that is forward thinking and specifically directed towards redevelopment in the Main South area.

Attachments

Order adopted

 

20d.

Motion Lukes @ #10j CC – Request City Manager conduct exit interviews when a business closes or moves so that the City can be made aware of what causes businesses to leave.

Attachments

Order adopted

 

20e.

PETITION – Councilor Kathleen M. Toomey request installation of a three way stop sign at the intersection of Thorndyke Rd. and Bay State Rd.

Attachments

Referred to Traffic and Parking Committee

 

20f.

PETITION – Councilor Kathleen M. Toomey request installation of a crosswalk in Bay State Rd. at Thorndyke Rd.

Attachments

Referred to Traffic and Parking Committee

 

20g.

PETITION – Councilor Kathleen M. Toomey request sidewalk repair in Bay State Rd.

Attachments

Referred to Public Works Committee

 

20h.

Motion Petty – Suspension of Rules – Request City Council amend the City Council meeting schedule for June 21, 2016 to designate the agenda as a Joint Calendar.

Attachments

Order adopted