CITY OF WORCESTER

JOURNAL OF THE CITY COUNCIL

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Esther Howland Chamber

Convened: 6:34 P.M.

Adjourned: 9:36 P.M.


Mayor
Joseph M. Petty

 

www.worcesterma.gov

City Manager
Edward M. Augustus, Jr.

City Auditor
Robert V. Stearns

Councilors

Morris A. Bergman Khrystian E. King
Konstantina B. Lukes Candy Mero-Carlson
Sarai Rivera Sean M. Rose City Clerk
Susan M. Ledoux
Gary Rosen George J. Russell
Kathleen M. Toomey Matthew E. Wally
 

City Hall - 455 Main Street Worcester, Massachusetts


1.

INVOCATION - Father Aved Terzian, Armenian Church of Our Saviour and Father Sahag Yemishian, Holy Trinity Armenian Apostolic Church

2.

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE & STAR SPANGLED BANNER

3.

ROLL CALL - All present with the Mayor as the Chair.

4.

PROCLAMATIONS, ACKNOWLEDGMENTS, MOMENTS OF SILENCE

4a.

Mayor Petty provided a Certificate of Special Recognition to individuals involved in Working For Worcester, including Colleen Naber, Tricia Byrne, Katie Doherty, Jacob Wronski, Samuel Aboyage and Kelsey Goostrey.

Attachments

 

4b.

Mayor Petty read a Proclamation declaring the week of April 23rd to April 27th Positive Youth Development Professionals Appreciation Week in light of the National Afterschool Appreciation Week Campaign in the City of Worcester. The Proclamation was presented to Raquel Castro-Corrazini, Vianna Mercedes and Kathy Esparza.

Attachments

 

4c.

Mayor Petty read a Proclamation declaring the week of April 30th to May 6th Jane Week in the City of Worcester. The Proclamation was presented to Deborah Packard, who spoke in regards to the Proclamation, as well as Susan Ceccacci.

Attachments

 

5.

APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES

5a.

Order - That the City Council of the City of Worcester hereby approves the minutes of the City Council Meeting of April 3, 2018.

Attachments

Order adopted

 

6.

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

6a.

Mayor Petty recognized the following speakers:
1. Julie Arakelian, Worcester resident, spoke in regards to the Invocation, #1 CC, remembering the Armenian Genocide
2. Vera Peddeford, Worcester resident, spoke in favor of #12a CC
3. Idella Hazard, Worcester resident, spoke in favor of #8v CC
4. Tomasina Lavek, no residence given, spoke in favor of #12a CC
5. Tony Hache, Worcester resident, spoke in favor of #12a CC
6. Amy Ebbeson, Rutland resident, spoke in favor of #12a CC
7. Lucilia De Jesus, Worcester resident, spoke in favor of #12a CC
8. Catherine Barnard, Worcester resident, spoke in favor of #12a CC
9. Keith Scott, Worcester resident, spoke in favor of #8v CC
10. Stefanie Covino, Worcester resident, spoke in favor of #8u CC
11. Frank Callahan, Worcester resident, spoke in favor of #8u CC
12. Robert Thomas, Worcester resident, spoke in favor of #8u CC
13. Deborah Packard, Worcester resident, spoke in favor of #8u CC
14. Joseph Huck, Worcester resident, spoke in favor of #8v CC
15. William Sweeney, Worcester resident, spoke in opposition to #8u CC
16. Terri Kelly, Worcester resident, spoke in favor of #8v CC
17. Jonathan Ostrow, Worcester resident, spoke in favor of #8v CC
18. Dale Wickenheiser, Worcester resident, spoke in favor of #8v CC
19. Frank Zitomersky, Worcester resident, spoke in favor of #8v CC
20. Eileen Gardella, Worcester resident, spoke in favor of #8v CC
21. Tonia Ostrow, Worcester resident, spoke in favor of #8v CC
22. Albert Marseau, Newington, CT resident, spoke in favor of #8v CC
23. Susan Lozoraitis, Worcester resident, spoke in favor of #8v CC
24. Elsie Elfman, Worcester resident, spoke in favor of #8v CC
25. Brian Evan, Worcester resident, spoke in favor of #8v CC
26. Barbara Haller, Worcester resident, spoke in favor of #8v CC
27. Susan Ceccacci, Holden resident, spoke in favor of #8v CC
28. Ted Connor, Worcester resident, spoke in favor of #8v CC
29. Sandy Ellis, Worcester resident, spoke in favor of #12a CC
30. David Coyne, Worcester resident, spoke in favor of #8u CC
31. John Provost, Worcester resident, spoke in favor of #8v CC
32. William S. Coleman, III, Worcester resident, spoke in favor of #8v CC and #12a CC

 

7.

HEARINGS & ORDERS

7a.

Hearing: CHARTER COMMUNICATION for a conduit location at: SALISBURY ST. Granting permission to CHARTER COMMUNICATION for a conduit location at: SALISBURY ST.

Attachments

Hearing Held & Order adopted

 

7b.

Hearing: VERIZON NEW ENGLAND INC. for a solely-owned pole location at: GREENWOOD ST. Granting permission to VERIZON NEW ENGLAND INC. for a solely-owned pole location at: GREENWOOD ST.

Attachments

Hearing Held & Order adopted

 

8.

PETITIONS - a Petitioner may speak up to three (3) minutes the first time their petition appears on an agenda

8a.

Councilor Sarai Rivera request the health of the tree located in front of 16 Hitchcock Rd. be assessed to determine whether or not it should be removed.

Attachments

Referred to the Department of Public Works & Parks

 

8b.

Kathryn Hagan request that the dog license fee be waived for owners that are 65 years of age and over, instead of the current age of 70.

Attachments

Petitioner spoke and Referred to Municipal Operations Committee

 

8c.

Andrey Rudenko request Gardner Terrace be made public.

Attachments

Referred to Planning Board

 

8d.

Richard Glasberg request to make public Pocasset Ave., between Squantum Rd. and Hilda St.

Attachments

Referred to Planning Board

 

8e.

Evan Corrigan request City of Worcester form a task force to tackle the problem of non-functioning street lights that are spread out all across the city.

Attachments

Petitioner spoke and Referred to Public Service & Transportation Committee

 

8f.

Richard Glasberg request Pocasset Ave. be repaved between Clark St. and Squantum Rd.

Attachments

Referred to Public Works Committee

 

8g.

Richard Glasberg request Hilda St. be repaved.

Attachments

Referred to Public Works Committee

 

8h.

Parviz Michael request sidewalk repair on the Nevada St. side of 43 June St.

Attachments

Referred to Public Works Committee

 

8i.

Councilor Matthew E. Wally request sidewalk repair in front of 1014 Pleasant St.

Attachments

Referred to Public Works Committee

 

8j.

Councilor Sarai Rivera request sidewalk repair in front of 16 Hitchcock Rd.

Attachments

Referred to Public Works Committee

 

8k.

Councilor George J. Russell request Cargill Ave. be resurfaced.

Attachments

Referred to Public Works Committee

 

8l.

Justice Real request installation of a crosswalk across Pleasant St. at West St. and a crosswalk across West St. at Pleasant St.

Attachments

Referred to Traffic and Parking Committee

 

8m.

Rose Giaquinto request installation of "No Parking Anytime" signage in front of 18 and 20 Kosta St.

Attachments

Referred to Traffic and Parking Committee

 

8n.

Jennifer Lamptey request installation of a handicap parking space in the vicinity of 33 Beacon St.

Attachments

Referred to Traffic and Parking Committee

 

8o.

Councilor Sarai Rivera request installation of "No Parking Anytime" signage in Hawley St. in front of the basketball court.

Attachments

Referred to Traffic and Parking Committee

 

8p.

Councilor George J. Russell on behalf of Nicole Mercier request installation of a stop sign at the end of Perry Ave. at its intersection with the old Route 146, as well as a warning sign with retro-reflective entities on both ends proceeding to this blind intersection.

Attachments

Referred to Traffic and Parking Committee

 

8q.

Councilor George J. Russell on behalf of Sheila Crotty request installation of a crosswalk on Standish St. at the intersection of Grafton St.

Attachments

Referred to Traffic and Parking Committee

 

8r.

LIGHTOWER FIBER NETWORKS for conduit location at: 72 SALISBURY ST.

Attachments

Hearing set for May 1, 2018 at 6:30 P.M.

 

8s.

LIGHTOWER FIBER NETWORKS for conduit location at: 60 SALISBURY ST.

Attachments

Hearing set for May 1, 2018 at 6:30 P.M.

 

8t.

Virginia Ryan request a list of the different types of available abatements for taxes and the qualifications for residents to be included with the tax bills. Further, request to include in the tax bills a reference to the state senior circuit breaker program so residents can be informed and see if they may qualify.

Attachments

Referred to City Manager

 

8u.

Joe O'Brien et al on behalf of Yes for A Better Worcester Coalition and the 12 community and civic organizations that support the Coalition respectively request the City of Worcester accept Sections 3 to 7, inclusive, of Chapter 44B of the General Laws, otherwise known as the Massachusetts Community Preservation Act, by approving a surcharge of 1.5% on real property for the purposes permitted by said Act, including the acquisition, creation and preservation of open space, the acquisition, creation, preservation and rehabilitation of land for recreational use, the acquisition, creation, preservation and support of community housing, and the rehabilitation and restoration of such open space and community housing that is acquired or created as provided under said Act; and that the amount of such surcharge on the real property shall be 1.5% of the annual real estate tax levy against real property; and that the City hereby accepts the following exemptions from such surcharge permitted under Section 3(e) of said Act; property owned and occupied as a domicile by any person who qualifies for low-income housing or low or moderate income senior housing in the City, as defined in Section 2 of said Act 2A; and $100,000 of the value of each taxable parcel of residential real, commercial, and industrial properties.

Attachments

Petition amended by Stefanie Covino one of the Petitioners who spoke under Public Participation to read as follows: Request the City to accepts Sections 3 to 7, inclusive, of Chapter 44B of the General Laws, otherwise known as the Massachusetts Community Preservation Act, by approving a surcharge on real property for the purposes permitted by said Act, including the acquisition, creation and preservation of open space, the acquisition, preservation, rehabilitation and restoration of historic resources, the acquisition, creation, preservation, rehabilitation and restoration of land for recreational use, the acquisition, creation, preservation and support of community housing, and the rehabilitation and restoration of such open space and community housing that is acquired or created as provided under said Act; that the amount of such surcharge on real property shall be 1.5% of the annual real estate tax levy against real property commencing in fiscal year 2020; and that the City hereby accepts the following exemptions from such surcharge permitted under Section 3(e) of said Act: property owned and occupied as a domicile by any person who qualifies for low income housing or low or moderate income senior housing in the City as defined in Section 2 of said Act, $100,000 of the value of each taxable parcel of residential real property, $100,000 of the value of each taxable parcel of class three, commercial property, and class four, industrial property as defined in section 2A of said Chapter 59: Referred to Finance Committee as amended

 

8v.

Barbara Haller request permission for members of the public to address the Worcester City Council regarding the imminent demolition of the Notre Dame des Canadiens building, and further, request Worcester City Council's support to help save the building.

Attachments

Petitioner spoke and Referred to City Manager

 

8w.

Jose Ruiz request City Council make a program so that students at South High Community School can get jobs building the new school.

Attachments

Referred to 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 2018 Annual Worcester Arts Council Grantee Celebration on Friday, May 4th, 2018, 5:30 PM, at the Worcester PopUp, 20 Franklin Street, Worcester.

Attachments

Placed on file

 
 

9.5

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS AND PARKS
Administration Division
A.

Transmitting informational communication relative to the Keep Worcester Clean (KWC) Activity Report for the month of December 2017.

Attachments

Referred to Public Works Committee

 
 

9.6

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS AND PARKS
Engineering and Architectural Services Division
 

9.7

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS AND PARKS
Operations Division
 

9.8

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS AND PARKS
Parks Division
A.

Transmitting informational communication relative to the 2018 Arbor Day Celebration.

Attachments

Placed on file

 
 

9.9

FIRE DEPARTMENT
A.

Transmitting informational communication relative to the Sound the Alarm Program, a collaborative effort of the Worcester Fire Department, American Red Cross and volunteers to make sure working smoke detectors are installed throughout Worcester.

Attachments

Referred to Public Safety Committee

 
 

9.10

POLICE DEPARTMENT
 

9.11

DEPARTMENT OF EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS
 

9.12

LICENSE COMMISSION
 

9.13

LAW DEPARTMENT
 

9.14

DEPARTMENT OF INSPECTIONAL SERVICES
Administration
 

9.15

DEPARTMENT OF INSPECTIONAL SERVICES
Building and Zoning Division
 

9.16

DEPARTMENT OF INSPECTIONAL SERVICES
Housing and Health Inspections Division
 

9.17

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

Recommend that the City Council vote to formally join the Central MA Mosquito Control Project (CMMCP).Refer to CCM Item 9.33B

Attachments

Resolution adopted on a roll call vote of 10 Yeas and 0 Nays (King absent) and Referred to Public Health and Human Services Committee for informational purposes only

 
B.

Transmitting informational communication relative to the impact of the Plumley Village Health Services closure and steps being taken to accommodate patients served by that facility

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
A.

Transmitting informational communication relative to an educational forum addressing criminal records and access to housing.

Attachments

Placed on file

 
 

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
 

9.27

DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE
Energy and Asset Management
 

9.28

DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE
Purchasing Division
 

9.29

DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE
Technical Services Division
 

9.30

DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE
Treasury and Collections Division
 

9.31

FINANCE ITEMS
Capital Transfers
A.

Recommend that Twenty Two Thousand Eight Hundred Thirty Five Dollars And Ten Cents ($22,835.10) be transferred from Account #91C7114, Citywide Building Rehabilitation, to Account #68C702, Technical Service Building Rehabilitation, to process payments as described.

Attachments

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

 
 

9.32

FINANCE ITEMS
Grants and Donations
A.

Recommend adoption of a resolution to file, accept and expend a grant in the amount of Three Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($3,000.00) from AARP, under the Community Challenge program.

Attachments

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

 
B.

Recommend adoption of a resolution to file, accept and expend a grant in the amount of Ninety Two Thousand Eight Hundred Twelve Dollars And No Cents ($92,812.00) from the Federal Railroad Administration under the Law Enforcement Strategies for Reducing Trespassing Grant program.

Attachments

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

 
C.

Recommend adoption of a resolution to accept with gratitude a donation in the amount of Three Hundred Dollars And No Cents ($300.00) from the Josh Thibodeau Helping Hearts Foundation to support the work of the Quality of Life Homeless Outreach efforts.

Attachments

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

 
D.

Recommend adoption of a resolution to accept with gratitude a donation in the amount of One Hundred Fifty Dollars ($150.00) from the Maddy Karcasinas & Staffier Family for the Dan Rossetti Junior Golf Program.

Attachments

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

 
E.

Recommend adoption of a resolution to accept with gratitude a donation in the amount of Four Hundred Dollars ($400.00) from the Worcester County Senior Athletic Association for the Logan Field softball field.

Attachments

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

 
F.

Recommend adoption of a resolution to accept with gratitude a donation in the amount of Five Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($5,000.00) from Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare for Senior Center concert series & clinic supplies.

Attachments

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

 
G.

Recommend adoption of a resolution to accept with gratitude a donation with a value of Six Hundred Fifty Dollars and No Cents ($650.00) from Guy Glodis for a handicap railing at 17 Kelley Square.

Attachments

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

 
 

9.33

FINANCE ITEMS
Operational Transfers
A.

Recommend that Seventeen Thousand Five Hundred Dollars And No Cents ($17,500.00) be transferred from Account #270-91000, Communications Personal Services, to Account #270-92000, Communications Ordinary Maintenance.

Attachments

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

 
B.

Recommend that Twenty Four Thousand Eight Hundred Thirty Four Dollars and No Cents ($24,834.00) be transferred from Account #662-94000, Debt Interest and appropriate to Account #330-92000, Health Ordinary Maintenance, for the purposes of supporting services provided by the Central MA Mosquito Control Project (CMMCP) for the balance of FY18.Refer to CCM Item 9.17A

Attachments

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

 
 

9.34

FINANCE ITEMS
Prior Year
 

9.35

FINANCE
Loan Orders
 

9.36

MISCELLANEOUS AGENDA TRANSMITTALS
10.

CHAIRMAN'S ORDERS

10a.

FROM THE COMMITTEE ON ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT - Request City Manager consider potential sites, size and costs for creating a giant Mosaic of the City Seal and report back to City Council.

Attachments

Order adopted

 

10b.

FROM THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS - Request Commissioner of Public Works & Parks view the sidewalk at 4 Elizabeth St. and provide immediate attention to make the heaving sidewalk abutting the tree temporarily passable in the interest of public safety.

Attachments

Order adopted

 

10c.

FROM THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING - Request Police Chief provide enforcement of the parking violations at the intersection of Richland St. and Ward St.

Attachments

Order adopted

 

11.

ORDERS

11a.

Request City Manager provide City Council with a report regarding recent state legislation concerning Airbnb's and outline municipal options. (King, Wally)

Attachments

Order adopted

 

11b.

Request City Manager report to City Council concerning whether there has been a significant decrease in the thickness and quality of the yellow trash bags that city residents are required to purchase. (Rosen, Wally)

Attachments

Order adopted

 

11c.

Request City Manager consider forming a partnership of representatives from city government, neighborhood watches, schools and colleges, youth service and religious groups, and the sheriff's work release program, among others, to clean up and then take steps to prevent the significant amount of dumping from Mill St. up the hill to the Worcester Regional Airport. (Rosen, Wally)

Attachments

Order adopted

 

11d.

Request City Manager report to City Council concerning efforts being made by the city's Division of Youth Opportunities to educate both motorists and Worcester youth on the basics of bicycle riding, safety and the rules, rights, and responsibilities of bicyclists. (Rosen)

Attachments

Order adopted

 

11e.

Request City Manager report to City Council concerning whether substantial taxpayer savings would be realized if the over $8 million plan to expand and renovate the main branch of the Worcester Public Library is put on hold. (Rosen)

Attachments

Councilor Rosen moved to Table Under Privilege this item. Tabled Under Privilege - Rosen

 

11f.

Request City Manager provide City Council with data concerning how effective the WRTA’s Worcester Youth Pass Program, “The W,” was during the summer of 2017. (Rivera, Rosen)

Attachments

Order adopted

 

11g.

Request City Manager provide City Council with a report concerning the status of the “The W,” a pilot program launched last year by the WRTA allowing unlimited rides to registered participants aged 8 to 24, including in said report information as to whether the program will be continued in the summer of 2018. (Rivera, Rosen)

Attachments

Order adopted

 

11h.

Request City Manager provide City Council with the policy concerning locating marijuana facilities, including information as to whether district councilors and elected officials will be consulted in advance of siting. (Russell)

Attachments

Councilor Russell moved to Table Under Privilege this item. Tabled Under Privilege - Russell

 

11i.

Request the City Council's Standing Committee on Youth, Parks and Recreation and the Department of Public Works and Parks Department discuss how indoor and outdoor opportunities for Worcester residents to play pickleball can be expanded. (Rosen)

Attachments

Referred to Youth, Parks and Recreation Committee

 

11j.

Request City Manager provide a report on the feasibility of amending the zoning ordinance so as to make apartment houses subject to a special permit in RG-5, Business, Manufacturing, Office and Institutional zones where they are currently allowed and to include a provision allowing by Special Permit the number of unrelated occupants in those apartment houses to more than 3 unrelated persons. (Russell, Rivera)

Attachments

Councilor Russell moved to Table Under Privilege this item. Tabled Under Privilege - Russell

 

11k.

Request City Manager consider looking at and implementing some of the best practices other communities use to reduce the amount of litter created from miniature alcohol bottles, or “nips,” such as putting deposits on the bottles. (Rivera, Rosen, Lukes, Mero-Carlson)

Attachments

Order adopted

 

11l.

Request City Manager consider exploring a one mile, bi-directional trolley or street car system in partnership with the WRTA to connect colleges and neighborhoods to downtown and private businesses. (Rose)

Attachments

Councilor Rose moved to Table Under Privilege this item. Tabled Under Privilege - Rose

 

11m.

Request City Manager, as previously requested on June 27, 2017, request the City Solicitor provide an opinion as to whether or not churches are exempt from being considered as an institutional effect as it applies to the implementation of residential permit parking. Churches are now being instituted in dense neighborhoods without appropriate parking. (Mero-Carlson, Bergman)

Attachments

Order adopted

 

11n.

Request City Manager report on the numbers of TIFs and any other tax reducing incentives provided and/or extended to commercial taxpayers and the recipients who have received those incentives. (Lukes)

Attachments

Councilor Lukes moved to Table Under Privilege this item. Tabled Under Privilege - Lukes

 

11o.

Request City Manager report on how the city has provided the public with information and out reach regarding available business tax reducing strategies. (Lukes)

Attachments

Councilor Lukes moved to Table Under Privilege this item. Tabled Under Privilege - Lukes

 

11p.

Request City Manager report on the Boston real property tax rates over the past 10 years. (Lukes)

Attachments

Councilor Lukes moved to Table Under Privilege this item. Tabled Under Privilege - Lukes

 

11q.

Request City Manager report on the tax consequences of taxing residential buildings with more than six units at the commercial tax rate. (Lukes)

Attachments

Order adopted

 

11r.

Request City Manager provide City Council with an update concerning how the Division of Youth Opportunities and other community partners are working with the Worcester Police Department to approach youth cyclists “swerving” in City streets. (Rivera)

Attachments

Order adopted

 

12.

RESOLUTION

12a.

That the Worcester City Council does hereby call upon UMass Memorial and Community Healthlink to reconsider its decision and work with employees, community advocates, and stakeholders to keep the Burncoat Family Center open. Further, That the City Clerk of the City transmit a copy of this resolution to the appropriate parties at Community Health Link, Burncoat Family Services, the University of Massachusetts Memorial Health Care, and to the University of Massachusetts Medical School; so that they may be appraised of the sense of the Worcester City Council in this matter. (King)

Attachments

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

 

13.

RECESS TO FINANCE COMMITTEE - No Items pending

14.

COMMUNICATIONS OF THE CITY AUDITOR

14a.

Transmitting Fiscal 2017 GAO (U.S. Government Accountability Office) and OMB (U.S. Office of Management and Budget) Reports

Attachments

Referred to Municipal Operations Committee

 

14b.

Transmitting Semi-Annual Financial Statements of the Worcester Redevelopment Authority (WRA) for the six months ended December 31, 2017.

Attachments

Referred to Municipal Operations Committee

 

15.

REPORT OF THE PLANNING BOARD

15a.

REPORT OF THE PLANNING BOARD Upon the Communication of the City Manager transmitting informational communication relative to the establishment of up to 15 regulated Marijuana Establishments, which may include cultivators, laboratories, product manufacturers, retail stores (off-site consumption only), and related establishments.

Attachments

Referred to Economic Development Committee

 

16.

REPORTS OF THE COMMITTEE ON ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

16a.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT Upon the Report of the Planning Board Upon the Petition of Nick Lewis et al request to extend the BL-1.0 zone to encompass the entire lot at 127 Cambridge St.: recommend passage of the accompanying proposed Ordinance.

Attachments

Voted to advertise proposed ordinance

 

16b.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT Upon the Report of the Planning Board Upon the Petition of Martha Hawley request the RG-5 zone be extended to include 0 Milton St. (fka 7 Brookfield St. and Parcels B and D of 7 Brookfield St.): recommend passage of the accompanying proposed Ordinance.

Attachments

Voted to advertise proposed ordinance

 

16c.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT Upon the Communication of the City Manager transmitting informational communication relative to the Economic Development Report: recommend Communication be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

16d.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT Upon the Communication of the City Manager transmitting informational communication relative to the activities of Discover Central Massachusetts: recommend Communication be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

16e.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT Upon the Communication of the City Manager transmitting informational communication relative to recent economic development awards and rankings: recommend Communication be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

16f.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT Upon the Communication of the City Manager transmitting informational communication relative to the License Commission procedures for licensing, permitting and inspecting liquor establishments: recommend Communication be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

16g.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT Upon the Communication of the City Manager transmitting informational communication relative to the status of the Worcester Wayfinding project: recommend Communication be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

16h.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT Upon the Communication of the City Manager transmitting informational communication relative to the Arts Economic Prosperity5 Report: recommend Communication be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

17.

REPORTS OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS - PART I

17a.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Report of the Planning Board Upon the Communication of the City Manager recommend approval to discontinue a portion of Foster Street as a public way: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order.

Attachments

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

 

17b.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Igli & Laureta Papa request abatement of street betterment assessment #25532 in the amount of $8,289.00 for Monmouth Ave.: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order to provide for a full abatement.

Attachments

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

 

17c.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Mary E Flibbert request abatement of street betterment assessment #25507 in the amount of $22,400.00 for Bergin Ln.: recommend adoption of accompanying Order to provide for a partial abatement resulting in a new assessment of $2,240.00.

Attachments

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

 

17d.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Maura Johnson request abatement of street betterment assessment #25542 in the amount of $15,000.00 for Valley View Lane: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order to provide for a full abatement.

Attachments

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

 

17e.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Amy Friend and Joan Sturtevant request abatement of street betterment assessment #25522 in the amount of $18,900.00 for High Ridge Rd.: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order to provide for a partial abatement resulting in a new assessment of $6,300.00.

Attachments

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

 

17f.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Benjamin Depaz request sidewalk repair in front of 114 Coburn Ave.: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted

 

17g.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of James White request sidewalk repair in front of 9 Dallas St.: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted

 

17h.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Thomas Gregory request sidewalks on Devens Rd. be replaced: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted

 

17i.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Michael Aramento request sidewalk repair on the corner of Marland Rd and Burncoat St.: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted

 

17j.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Gilbert Parke et al request sidewalk repair at 4 Elizabeth St.: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted

 

17k.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Councilor Tony Economou request to resurface St. Paul Dr.: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted

 

17l.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Christina Petmezis request Conway St be resurfaced: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted

 

17m.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Thomas Gregory request Devens Rd. be resurfaced: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted

 

17n.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Councilor Sean M. Rose request Osceola Ave. from Squantum St. to Clark St. be repaved: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted

 

17o.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Dennis Montgomery III request curb repair in front of 68 Wyola Dr. due to damage from the city's leaf collecting machine: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted

 

17p.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Councilor Gary Rosen on behalf of Cynthia Corey request the city dig up, relevel and resurface a small section of road in front of 1381 Main St. due to a troublesome dip in the road in front of this residence: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted

 

17q.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Som Ojha request removal of the trash barrel in front of 104 Chandler St.: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted

 

17r.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Councilor George J. Russell on behalf of Bill Gancarz request installation of a guardrail or signage to prevent drivers on Butler St. from repeatedly going through the fence in front of 9 Butler St.: recommend adoption of accompanying Order.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted

 

17s.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Communication of the City Manager transmitting informational communication relative to the Construction Progress Report for the month ending November 2017: recommend Communication be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

17t.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Communication of City Manager transmitting informational communication relative to the Construction Progress Report for the month ending September 30, 2017: recommend Communication be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

17u.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Communication of the City Manager transmitting informational communication relative to the Construction Progress Report for the month ending October 31, 2017: recommend Communication be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

17v.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Communication of the City Manager transmitting informational communication relative to the Construction Progress Report for the month ending January 31, 2018: recommend Communication be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

17w.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Communication of the City Manager transmitting informational communication relative to the Keep Worcester Clean (KWC) Activity Report for the month of August 2017: recommend Communication be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

17x.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Communication of the City Manager transmitting informational communication relative to the Keep Worcester Clean (KWC) Activity Report for the month of September 2017: recommend Communication be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

17y.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Communication of the City Manager transmitting informational communication relative to an update of stump grinding by the Forestry Division: recommend Communication be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

17z.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Report of the Planning Board Upon the Communication of the City Manager recommend approval to discontinue and convey a portion of the Washington Square Layout: recommend Communication be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

18.

REPORTS OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS - PART II

18a.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Jackie Roberts request sidewalk repair across from 4 Elizabeth St.: recommend Petitioner be given leave to withdraw.

Attachments

Accepted

 

18b.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Councilor George J. Russell on behalf of Harvey Paris request sidewalk repaving in Oakwood Lane as funding becomes available: recommend Petitioner be given leave to withdraw.

Attachments

Accepted

 

18c.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Laura Lopez request sidewalk repair in front of 71 Gates St.: recommend Petitioner be given leave to withdraw.

Attachments

Accepted

 

18d.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Councilor Sean M. Rose request sidewalk repair at 3 Rutland Terrace.: recommend Petitioner be given leave to withdraw.

Attachments

Accepted

 

18e.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Mary Hubble request sidewalk repair in front of 66 Fruit St.: recommend Petitioner be given leave to withdraw.

Attachments

Accepted

 

18f.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Councilor Tony Economou request sidewalk repair in front of 27 Indian Lake Pkwy.: recommend Petitioner be given leave to withdraw.

Attachments

Accepted

 

18g.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Councilor Gary Rosen request sidewalk resurfacing at 61 Longfellow Rd.: recommend Petitioner be given leave to withdraw.

Attachments

Accepted

 

18h.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Councilor George J. Russell on behalf of Harvey Paris request street resurfacing in Oakwood Lane as funding becomes available: recommend Petitioner be given leave to withdraw.

Attachments

Accepted

 

18i.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Councilor George J. Russell request Derby St., from Houghton St. to South Stowell St. be resurfaced: recommend Petitioner be given leave to withdraw.

Attachments

Accepted

 

18j.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Report of the Planning Board upon the Petition of Councilor Tony Economou on behalf of Ninonzka Garcia request the private portion of Welcome St. be made public: recommend Petition be denied.

Attachments

Accepted

 

18k.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Edward and Jill Walsh request abatement of street betterment assessment #25533 in the amount of $6,006.00 for Monmouth Ave.: recommend Petition be denied.

Attachments

Accepted

 

18l.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Yvonne Miller request abatement of street betterment assessment #25470 in the amount of $7,500.00 for Dominion Rd.: recommend Petition be denied.

Attachments

Accepted

 

19.

REPORTS OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING - PART I

19a.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Richard Sheppard request installation of handicap parking space across from 26 Vinson St.: recommend passage of the accompanying proposed Ordinance.

Attachments

Voted to advertise proposed ordinance

 

19b.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Al Jabire Rashim on behalf of Deia Mtasher request installation of a handicap parking space in front of 30 Russell St.: recommend passage of the accompanying proposed Ordinance.

Attachments

Voted to advertise proposed ordinance

 

19c.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Cesarina Gonzalez request handicap parking in front of 3 Benefit Terrace be removed: recommend passage of the accompanying proposed Ordinance.

Attachments

Voted to advertise proposed ordinance

 

19d.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Lisa Recore request the handicap parking space in front of 46 Sylvan St. be relocated to in front of 45 Sylvan St.: recommend passage of the accompanying proposed Ordinance.

Attachments

Voted to advertise proposed ordinance

 

19e.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Victor Rodriguez request installation of stop sign in Stevens Rd. at Maywood St.: recommend passage of the accompanying proposed Ordinance.

Attachments

Voted to advertise proposed ordinance

 

19f.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Councilor Tony Economou on behalf of the residents in the Saxon Rd. area request Stop Sign be installed at the top of Westbrook Rd. and Chippewa Rd., in the interest of public safety: recommend passage of the accompanying proposed Ordinance.

Attachments

Voted to advertise proposed ordinance

 

19g.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Councilor Candy Mero-Carlson request inbound bus stop in front of St Bernard's Church at 236 Lincoln St. be relocated away from the front doorway to the Church: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted

 

19h.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Councilor Gary Rosen request installation of a crosswalk from Ball St., across Mill St., to Coes Park: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted

 

19i.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Councilor Sarai Rivera request speed enforcement at the crosswalk in front of 425 Pleasant St., Elm Park Towers: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted

 

19j.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Councilor Gary Rosen request increased traffic and speed enforcement on Clover St.: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted

 

19k.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Marylin Asare request Worcester Police conduct speed enforcement near 40 West Mountain St.: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted

 

19l.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Tracey Gray request installation of a handicap parking space in the vicinity of 3 Richmond Ave.: recommend Petition be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

19m.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Kelly Sharpe request installation of a handicap parking space in front of 2 Harlow St.: recommend Petition be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

19n.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Doris Young request to remove handicap parking space in front of 56 Everard St.: recommend Petition be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

19o.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Alberto Garcia request to relocate the handicap parking space in front of 35 Elliott St.: recommend Petition be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

19p.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Martha Canizalez request installation of resident permit parking in Elliott St.: recommend Petition be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

19q.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Michelle Medeiros request installation of resident permit parking in Sterling St. between Harlem St. and Fairfax Rd., both sides, twenty four (24) hours a day and seven (7) days a week: recommend Petition be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

19r.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Donna Barsamian request installation of resident permit parking on Taylor St.: recommend Petition be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

19s.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Councilor Tony Economou on behalf of the residents of Greenbriar Lane request installation of “No Parking Here to Corner” signage on either side of Richmond Ave. at Greenbriar Lane: recommend Petition be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

19t.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Councilor Tony Economou on behalf of the residents of Greenbriar Lane request installation of “No Parking Here to Corner” signage on either side of Greenbriar Lane at Richmond Ave.: recommend Petition be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

19u.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Victor Rodriguez request Fern St. be made a two-way street: recommend Petition be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

19v.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Majid Alzuhairi request installation of "No Parking Anytime" sign in front of 214 Norfolk St.: recommend Petition be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

19w.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of George Elhoussan requests a commercial loading zone in front of George's Bakery at 318 Grafton Street.: recommend Petition be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

19x.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Robert Broquist request parking be allowed on the even numbered side of Waverly St. from Coral St. to Penn Ave.: recommend Petition be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

19y.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Adam Cormier and Rev. Richard Polek request a "No Parking" sign for at least 15 feet from the intersection of Richland and Ward Streets (on the school side heading toward Endicott St): recommend Petition be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

19z.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Adam Cormier and Rev. Richard Polek request a crosswalk from Richard St (School Side) across Ward St to Our Lady of Czestochowa Church parking lot: recommend Petition be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

20.

REPORTS OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING - PART II

20a.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Councilor Kathleen M. Toomey request flashing pedestrian lights at the crosswalk at the corner of Nonquit St. and Lake Ave.: recommend Petition be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

20b.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Eric Cruze request installation of a crosswalk in Pleasant St. at West St.: recommend Petition be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

20c.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Eric Cruze request installation of a crosswalk in Pleasant St. at Crown St.: recommend Petition be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

20d.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Eugene Mariani request installation of solar panel flashing lights at the three crosswalks in front of 104-110 Grove St.: recommend Petition be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

20e.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Councilor Candy Mero-Carlson request installation of a blinking yellow light at crosswalk on Lake Ave at the entrance to the park: recommend Petition be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

20f.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Marylin Asare request installation of a posted speed sign in front of 40 West Mountain St.: recommend Petition be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

21.

LOAN ORDER TO BE ADOPTED

21a.

That the sum of Three Million Five Hundred Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($3,500,000.00) be appropriated to Account #91C744B, Off Street Parking Building Rehabilitation, to pay for costs associated with Off Street Parking Building Rehabilitation, including the costs incidental and related thereto.

Attachments

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

 

22.

TO BE ORDAINED

22a.

Amending Article III Of The Worcester Zoning Ordinance Adopted April 2, 1991 Relative To Extension Of The Bg-3.0 And Commercial Corridor Overlay (CCOD) Zoning District In The Vicinity Of Pleasant Street And Winslow Street

Attachments

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

 

23.

TABLED ITEMS

23a.

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 and Tabled - Rosen December 19, 2017)

Attachments

No action taken

 

23b.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT Upon the Report of the Planning Board Upon the Petition of Bruce LaBoffa request zone change for the property at 452 Southwest Cutoff from Residential to ML-0.5.: recommend passage of the accompanying proposed Ordinance. (Tabled - Mero-Carlson April 3, 2018)

Attachments

No action taken

 

24.

BUSINESS UNDER SUSPENSION OF RULES - Items brought forth under suspension at the April 10, 2018 City Council meeting.

24a.

ORDER OF Councilor George J. Russell – Request City Manager provide City Council with possible changes to the Lodging House zoning ordinance, which could include applying for variances that would allow for more than three non-related occupants to live together in a dwelling unit. – Item #13a CC Order adopted

 

25.

NEW BUSINESS UNDER SUSPENSION OF RULES - Items brought forth under suspension at the April 24, 2018 City Council meeting.

25a.

Motion Petty @ #8u CC – Request City Manager provide City Council with a detailed report concerning what the Community Preservation Act is, as well as information regarding which communities have already passed the act, as well as how those communities passed the act.

Attachments

Order adopted

 

25b.

Motion King @ #12a CC – Request City Manager engage his Governmental Affairs staff person to assist in the process concerning helping to keep the Burncoat Family Center open, as appropriate.

Attachments

Order adopted

 

25c.

Motion Lukes @ #9.9A CM – Request City Manager provide City Council with a report concerning what follow up is done to determine if fire alarms installed in Worcester through the Sound the Alarm Program are working properly.

Attachments

Order adopted

 

25d.

Motion King @ #9.9A CM – Request City Manager provide City Council with a report concerning what the process is for determining where in the City smoke detectors are installed for the Sound the Alarm Program.

Attachments

Order adopted

 

25e.

Motion Lukes @ #11k CC – Request City Manager request Board of Health provide City Council with a report concerning what external causes, legislatively or administratively, may be causing an escalation of the distribution of miniature alcohol or, “nip,” bottles.

Attachments

Order adopted

 

25f.

Motion Petty - Suspension of Rules - Request the City Council convene in Executive Session prior to the close of the meeting on May 1, 2018 to consider the purchase, exchange, lease or value of real property, having been advised by the City Manager that a public discussion will have a detrimental effect on the City’s negotiation position.

Attachments

Order adopted