CITY OF WORCESTER

JOURNAL OF THE CITY COUNCIL

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Esther Howland Chamber

Convened: 6:34 P.M.

Recessed: 8:36 P.M. Reconvened: 8:54 P.M. Adjourned: 9:38 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.

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE & STAR SPANGLED BANNER

1a.

Prior to the Pledge of Allegiance and Star Spangled, Rabbi Moshe M. Liberow of the Torah Center led the City Council and those in attendance in a MOMENT OF SILENCE in memory of the victims who lost their lives during the terrorist attack in New York City, NY on September 11, 2001, followed thereafter by an INVOCATION.

 

2.

ROLL CALL - All present with the Mayor as the Chair except for Councilor Toomey, who arrived at 6:56 P.M.

3.

PROCLAMATIONS, RESOLUTIONS, MOMENTS OF SILENCE, ETC.

3a.

RESOLUTION: That the Worcester City Council urges Congress to pass legislation that preserves the ability of all current TPS holders to continue living and working legally in the United States; and further, urges President Trump and his administration to preserve the DACA program and urges members of Congress, including our own Senators and Representatives, to take bipartisan action to pass legislation that provides DACA recipients the promised citizenship they deserve and end the uncertainty they face. We urge that the legislation be passed without any additional conditions, whether it be additional funding for border security or measures that would heighten the risk of deportation of other immigrant groups; and FURTHER, BE IT RESOLVED: That the Worcester City Council encourages Congress to pass asylum laws that make it clear that gender-based violence is not a private issue, but a public health and human rights concern for the international community that impact the health, safety and wellbeing of all residents in our country and those seeking refuge from such persecution abroad; and further, encourages Congress to seek and consider a solution that grants permanent status and a pathway to citizenship to the broadest group of immigrants possible, including undocumented immigrants without DACA and TPS. (Petty)

Attachments

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

 

3b.

Mayor Petty announced the City of Worcester event for “A Grand & Glorious Civic Celebration,” welcoming the Worcester Red Sox. The event will take place on Monday, September 17, 2018 at 5 p.m., and will include food trucks, baseball legends and fireworks, which will begin at 7:30 p.m.

 

3c.

Mayor Joseph M. Petty suspended the rules to allow City Manager Edward M. Augustus, Jr. an opportunity to speak to the community concerning the bell at Notre Dame des Canadiens.

 

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 July 17, 2018.

Attachments

Order adopted

 

5.

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

5a.

Mayor Petty recognized the following speakers:
1. George Haddad, Shrewsbury resident, spoke in opposition to #14c CC
2. Ron Madnick, Worcester resident, spoke in favor of #3a CC
3. Idella Hazard, Worcester resident, spoke in favor of #10c CC
4. Brian Brousseau, Leicester resident, spoke in favor of #13a CC and #9.4C CM
5. Lucille Benitez, Worcester resident, spoke in favor of #3a CC
6. Ryan Hartman, Worcester resident, spoke in favor of #10a CC
7. Mandy Small, Worcester resident, spoke in favor of #10a CC
8. Wahya Wolfpaw, Worcester resident, spoke in favor of #10a CC
9. Ken Patton, Worcester resident, spoke in favor of #8f CC
10. Frank Kartheiser, Worcester resident, spoke in favor of #10a CC
11. Paul White, Worcester resident, spoke in favor of #10c CC
12. Eugene Zabinski, no residence given, spoke in favor of #10a CC
13. Thomas Mahoney, Worcester resident, spoke in favor of #10c CC

 

6.

HEARINGS & ORDERS

6a.

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

Attachments

Hearing Held & Order adopted

 

6b.

Hearing: CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS for a conduit location at: HALE ST. Granting permission to CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS for a conduit location at: HALE ST.

Attachments

Hearing Held & Order adopted

 

6c.

Hearing: NATIONAL GRID for a conduit location at LOVELL ST. Granting permission to NATIONAL GRID for a conduit location at LOVELL ST.

Attachments

Hearing Held & Order adopted

 

6d.

Hearing: NATIONAL GRID for a conduit location at: ELM ST. Granting permission to NATIONAL GRID for a conduit location at: ELM ST.

Attachments

Hearing Held & Order adopted

 

6e.

Hearing: CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS for a conduit location: MAY ST. and JUNE ST. Granting permission to CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS for a conduit location: MAY ST. and JUNE ST.

Attachments

Hearing Held & Order adopted

 

6f.

Hearing: CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS for a conduit location at: SHORT ST. AND MASSASOIT RD. Granting permission to CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS for a conduit location at: SHORT ST. AND MASSASOIT RD.

Attachments

Hearing Held & Order adopted

 

6g.

Hearing: NATIONAL GRID for conduit location at: 776 MAIN ST. Granting permission to NATIONAL GRID for conduit location at: 776 MAIN ST.

Attachments

Hearing Held & Order adopted

 

6h.

Hearing: NATIONAL GRID for a conduit location at : KING AND BLUFF ST. Granting permission to NATIONAL GRID for a conduit location at : KING AND BLUFF ST.

Attachments

Hearing Held & Order adopted

 

7.

FIRST ITEM OF BUSINESS - BIANNUAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT UPDATE - Item #9.4B

8.

PETITIONS

8a.

Jonathan Finkelstein, Attorney on behalf of Miriam Hyder request the City Council amend the Zoning Map to change the zoning designation for 4 Winslow St. from BG-3 and CCOD to RG-5.

Attachments

Referred to Planning Board

 

8b.

Robert Branca Jr. Manager of Branded Realty Group II, LLC request to rezone 8 (aka 8 1/2) Washburn St. from RG-5 to BL-1.0, in connection with Petitioner's redevelopment of abandoned former Kelley Square Tire property adjacent to 590-610 Southbridge St.

Attachments

Referred to Planning Board

 

8c.

Joseph Simone request abatement of street betterment assessment #25576 in the amount of $13,627.50 for Barrett Ave.

Attachments

Referred to Public Works Committee

 

8d.

Councilor Candy Mero-Carlson request Sigourney St. be repaved.

Attachments

Referred to Public Works Committee

 

8e.

Councilor Matthew E. Wally, Councilor Morris A. Bergman and Councilor Gary Rosen request Berkmans St. be resurfaced.

Attachments

Referred to Public Works Committee

 

8f.

Councilor Sean M. Rose request the large pothole on New Bond St. be repaired.

Attachments

Referred to the City Manager

 

8g.

Councilor Sean M. Rose request Woods Ave. be resurfaced.

Attachments

Referred to Public Works Committee

 

8h.

Councilor Sean M. Rose request sidewalk repair on Suburban Rd.

Attachments

Referred to Public Works Committee

 

8i.

Timothy Gendron on behalf of Winifred Gendron request installation of handicap parking space with two signs in front of 23 Delawanda Dr.

Attachments

Referred to Traffic and Parking Committee

 

8j.

Nancy Torres request installation of handicap parking space in front of 34 Dix St.

Attachments

Referred to Traffic and Parking Committee

 

8k.

Brian Major request installation of Resident Permit Parking on the odd-numbered side of Westminster St. and No Parking along the even-numbered side of Westminster St., between Catharine and Northampton Sts.

Attachments

Referred to Traffic and Parking Committee

 

8l.

Mundher Alzuhairi on behalf of Eeda Alzuhairi request installation of handicap parking space in front of 35 Barclay St.

Attachments

Referred to Traffic and Parking Committee

 

8m.

Dennis Lipka, Interim Administrator of the WRTA request installation of inbound and outbound bus stops on Blithewood Rd. as described in the attachment.

Attachments

Referred to Traffic and Parking Committee

 

8n.

Dennis Lipka, Interim Administrator of the WRTA request installation of inbound and outbound bus stops on Franklin St. as described in the attachment.

Attachments

Referred to Traffic and Parking Committee

 

8o.

Dennis Lipka, Interim Administrator of the WRTA request installation of inbound and outbound bus stops on Granite St. as described in the attachment.

Attachments

Referred to Traffic and Parking Committee

 

8p.

Dennis Lipka, Interim Administrator of the WRTA request installation of inbound and outbound bus stops on Harrington Way as described in the attachment.

Attachments

Referred to Traffic and Parking Committee

 

8q.

Lorraine Adams on behalf of Edna Williams request installation of handicap parking space on the Dale St. side of 13 Jaques Ave.

Attachments

Referred to Traffic and Parking Committee

 

8r.

Wanda Lebron request installation of handicap parking in front of 21 May St.

Attachments

Referred to Traffic and Parking Committee

 

8s.

Hong Vo request to remove the handicap parking space in front of 5 Plane St.

Attachments

Referred to Traffic and Parking Committee

 

8t.

Chantel Ferguson request to change the Winter Parking Ban from the even side to the odd side of Johnson St.

Attachments

Referred to Traffic and Parking Committee

 

8u.

Beatriz Sagastibelza on behalf of Jordynline Sanchez request installation of handicap parking space in the vicinity of 16 Wachusett St.

Attachments

Referred to Traffic and Parking Committee

 

8v.

Councilor Kathleen M. Toomey request a traffic study for Whitman Rd. and Sagamore Rd. to find solutions to the increased traffic and speeding in this neighborhood.

Attachments

Referred to Traffic and Parking Committee

 

8w.

Councilor Candy Mero-Carlson request speed enforcement in the vicinity of McKinley Rd. and Green Hill Parkway.

Attachments

Referred to Traffic and Parking Committee

 

8x.

Councilor Candy Mero-Carlson request installation of a "Do Not Block Entrance" sign at the emergency entrance for ambulances at UMass Memorial.

Attachments

Referred to Traffic and Parking Committee

 

8y.

Councilor Sean M. Rose request installation of a large stop sign on the corner of Barry Rd. Extension and Chester St. coming down from the Willows.

Attachments

Referred to Traffic and Parking Committee

 

8z.

Councilor Sean M. Rose request installation of a four way stop sign at the intersection of Squantum St. and Longmeadow Ave.

Attachments

Referred to Traffic and Parking Committee

 

8aa.

Jo Hart request City Council request whoever is responsible immediately conduct a full audit of the WRTA, not only for monies received and spent, but for what goods the money is used for, starting the audit on the date John Carney was fired.

Attachments

Petitioner spoke and Placed on file

 

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 an update of the Worcester Memorial Auditorium.

Attachments

Referred to Economic Development Committee

 
B.

Transmitting informational communication relative to Economic Development initiatives.

Attachments

Referred to Economic Development Committee

 
C.

Request approval relative to an agreement for the sale and redevelopment of the Lincoln Square Boys Club.

Attachments

Referred to Economic Development Committee

 
 

9.5

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS AND PARKS
Administration Division
 

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
 

9.9

FIRE DEPARTMENT
 

9.10

POLICE DEPARTMENT
 

9.11

DEPARTMENT OF EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS
 

9.12

LICENSE COMMISSION
 

9.13

LAW DEPARTMENT
A.

Transmitting informational communication relative to the Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance (DCAM's) opinion regarding the deed restriction for Mt. Carmel properties.

Attachments

Referred to Economic Development Committee

 
 

9.14

DEPARTMENT OF INSPECTIONAL SERVICES
Administration
 

9.15

DEPARTMENT OF INSPECTIONAL SERVICES
Building and Zoning Division
 

9.16

DEPARTMENT OF INSPECTIONAL SERVICES
Housing and Health Inspections Division
 

9.17

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Division of Public Health
 

9.18

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Division of Elder Affairs
 

9.19

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

9.20

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Division of Veterans Services
 

9.21

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Division of Youth Services
 

9.22

WORCESTER PUBLIC LIBRARY
 

9.23

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE CITY MANAGER
Election Commission Division
 

9.24

PUBLIC SCHOOL DEPARTMENT
 

9.25

DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE
Assessing Division
 

9.26

DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE
Budget Office Division
 

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 One Hundred Twenty Thousand Dollars and No Cents ($120,000.00) be transferred from Account #04C647, Blackstone Gateway Park, and be appropriated to Account #04C648, Blackstone Visitors, to allow for the payment of current and anticipated contractual obligations.

Attachments

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

 
B.

Recommend Seventy Five Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($75,000.00) be transferred from Account #91C7804, Citywide Capital Equipment, to Account #67C703, Assessing Capital Equipment.

Attachments

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

 
C.

Recommend that Eighty Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($80,000.00) be transferred from Account #91C7804, Citywide Capital Equipment, to Account #26C701, Fire Capital Equipment.

Attachments

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

 
D.

Recommend that Twenty Five Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($25,000.00) be transferred from Loan Account #91C784, Park Improvements, and be appropriated to Parks Account #72C70231, Holmes Field, to allow for the payment of current contractual obligations associated with this capital project.

Attachments

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

 
E.

Recommend that Thirteen Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($13,000.00) be transferred from Loan Account #91C784, Parks Improvements, and be appropriated to Parks Account #72C70243, Providence Street Playground, to allow for the payment of current contractual obligations associated with this capital project.

Attachments

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

 
F.

Recommend that Fifty Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($50,000.00) be transferred from Account #91C784, Parks Improvements, and be appropriated to Parks Account #72C70244, Betty Price Playground, to allow for the payment of future contractual obligations associated with this capital project.

Attachments

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

 
G.

Recommend that Eight Thousand Four Hundred Thirteen Dollars And Forty Cents ($8,413.40) be transferred from Loan Account #91C784, Parks Improvements, and be appropriated to Parks Account #72C70252, Southgate Street Playground, to allow for the payment of current contractual obligations associated with this capital project.

Attachments

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

 
H.

Recommend that Thirteen Thousand Four Hundred Dollars And No Cents ($13,400.00) be transferred from Loan Account #91C711C, Parks Building Rehab, and be appropriated to Parks Account #72C70223, Newton Hill, to allow for the payment of current contractual obligations associated with this capital project.

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 Sixty-Six Thousand One Hundred Seventy-Five Dollars And No Cents ($66,175.00) from MEMA under the FY18 Emergency Management Performance Grant (EMPG) 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 Twelve Thousand Eight Hundred Dollars And No Cents ($12,800.00) from EOPSS under the SAFE and Senior SAFE program for fire safety education.

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 Seven Thousand Five Hundred Dollars And No Cents ($7,500.00) from Digital Federal Credit Union to support the Department's effort to make a difference in the community.

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 of Seven Thousand Five Hundred Dollars and No Cents ($7,500.00) from the Digital Federal Credit Union and a donation in the amount of One Hundred Dollars and No Cents ($100.00) from an anonymous donor to support programs that will make a difference in the Worcester community.

Attachments

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

 
E.

Recommend adoption of a resolution to file, accept and expend a grant in the amount of Seven Hundred Fifty Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($750,000.00) from Commonwealth of MA Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, Division of Conservation Services under the Outdoor Recreation Legacy Partnership Grant Program program.

Attachments

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

 
 

9.33

FINANCE ITEMS
Operational Transfers
A.

Recommend that Thirty Nine Thousand Four Hundred Ninety Two Dollars And No Cents ($39,492.00) be transferred from Account #330-08, Reserve for Appropriation, to Account #660-92000, Treasury Ordinary Maintenance.

Attachments

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

 
 

9.34

FINANCE ITEMS
Prior Year
A.

Recommend that Six Thousand Seven hundred Thirty Dollars and Eighty Eight Cents ($6,730.88) be authorized from various Police Department accounts for payment of prior year invoices.

Attachments

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

 
B.

Recommend that Two Hundred Seventy Dollars and Eighty Five Cents ($270.85) be authorized from Account #660-92000, Treasury Ordinary Maintenance, for payment of a prior fiscal year invoice.

Attachments

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

 
C.

Recommend that One Thousand Six Hundred Seventy Five Dollars And No Cents ($1,675.00) be authorized from Account #040-92000, City Manager Ordinary Maintenance, for payment of a prior year invoice.

Attachments

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

 
 

9.35

FINANCE
Loan Orders
 

9.36

MISCELLANEOUS AGENDA TRANSMITTALS
10.

CHAIRMAN'S ORDERS

10a.

FROM THE COMMITTEE ON ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT - Request City Manager when forming the community benefit agreement for the baseball development project to consider incorporating concerns regarding environmental issues, housing, local jobs, local purchasing and neighborhood integration.

Attachments

Order adopted

 

10b.

FROM THE COMMITTEE ON ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT - Request City Manager provide to the City Council the TIF biannual reports.

Attachments

Order adopted

 

10c.

FROM THE COMMITTEE ON ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT - Request City Manager work with the local labor organizations to discuss concerns they may have with the construction of the ballpark and the area neighborhood development project.

Attachments

Order adopted

 

10d.

FROM THE COMMITTEE ON MUNICIPAL OPERATIONS - Request City Manager provide an update regarding tax exemptions for residential owner occupied properties with multiple units.

Attachments

Order adopted

 

10e.

FROM THE COMMITTEE ON MUNICIPAL OPERATIONS - Request City Manager provide an opinion to City Council as to waiving the dog licensing the fee for owners that are 65 year of age and over.

Attachments

Order adopted

 

10f.

FROM THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING - Request City Manager contact Superintendent of Public Schools to ensure bus drivers do not park school buses in neighborhoods.

Attachments

Order adopted

 

10g.

FROM THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING - Request Police Chief provide enforcement of “No Parking within 20 feet of an Intersection" at the intersection of Cedar St. and Chandler St.

Attachments

Order adopted

 

10h.

FROM THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING - Request Police Chief provide enforcement of “No Parking within 5 feet of a Driveway" between 1 Howe St. and 3 Howe St.

Attachments

Order adopted

 

10i.

FROM THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING - Request Police Chief provide enforcement of “No Parking within 5 feet of a Driveway" at 255 Pilgrim Ave.

Attachments

Order adopted

 

10j.

FROM THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING - Request City Manager conduct a traffic analysis of the portion of Ash St. between Summit St. and Green St. to determine if a one way street in the area is warranted.

Attachments

Order adopted

 

10k.

FROM THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING - Request Police Chief provide speed enforcement in the vicinity of 12 Blaine Ave.

Attachments

Order adopted

 

10l.

FROM THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING - Request Police Chief provide speed enforcement on Brantwood Rd.

Attachments

Order adopted

 

10m.

FROM THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING - Request City Manager provide City Council with a report concerning all traffic calming measures taken in the last two years in the vicinity of May St. and Chandler St.

Attachments

Order adopted

 

10n.

FROM THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING - Request City Manager request Commissioner of Public Works and Parks increase cautionary intersection warning signage at the intersection of Clover St. and Heard St.

Attachments

Order adopted

 

11.

ORDERS

11a.

Request the Commissioner of Public Works & Parks investigate the exponential increase of the invasive water chestnut plant at the Knights of Columbus property on Mill St. and further, request the Commissioner clean up and eradicate this species from this site and the Coes Pond area. (Toomey)

Attachments

Order adopted

 

11b.

Request City Manager consider providing City Council with assurances that Worcester residents as well as brick and mortar businesses located in Worcester are given preferred status in vendor opportunities at or around Polar Park similar to what is provided in the food truck regulations. (Russell)

Attachments

Order adopted

 

11c.

Request the City Council Standing Committee on Traffic & Parking discuss ways to improve visibility of the Stop Sign and other needed measures to alert drivers in Paradox Dr. where it intersects Beaconsfield Rd. (Wally)

Attachments

Referred to Traffic and Parking Committee

 

11d.

Request City Manager report on what further new provisions, additions, changes or amendments can be offered regarding the Worcester Ball Park Letter of Intent for the Base Ball Stadium and/or Madison Properties Development and what process will be appropriate for those changes to be initiated by the City Council. (Lukes)

Attachments

Placed on file

 

11e.

Request City Manager report on what specific requirements in the Worcester Ball Park Letter of Intent or in any other contractual relationship between the City and the PawSox that mandate the affiliation with the Boston Red Sox and the "Team" be maintained for the term of the agreement or any portion thereof. (Lukes)

Attachments

Councilor Wally moved to recuse himself from the Item and left the room. Order adopted

 

11f.

Request City Manager report on the source of funding for the 21E cleanup costs for the construction of the Baseball Stadium and/or Madison Properties Development. (Lukes)

Attachments

Councilor Wally moved to recuse himself from the Item and left the room. Order adopted

 

11g.

Request City Manager report on the specific obligations and identity of the "guarantor"/private sector entity referred to in the Worcester Ball Park Letter of Intent (Lukes)

Attachments

Councilor Wally moved to recuse himself from the Item and left the room. Order adopted

 

11h.

Request City Manager request Police Chief and Commissioner of Public Works and Parks come together to address the traffic issues on Sagamore Rd. and the impact of traffic to this neighborhood with the new development expected on Park Ave. (Rose)

Attachments

Order adopted

 

11i.

Request City Manager create an interdisciplinary team that includes the the Worcester Police Department, the Chief Diversity Officer, and the city’s Youth Department that can report to City Council concerning the feasibility of creating a three tiered program to create access for the city’s youth to the field of law enforcement. This three tiered program would include a Youth Academy for middle to early high school students, a second Academy modeled after ROTC for the purposes of law enforcement for older high school students, and a third Cadet Program for high school graduates (or GED completed) between the ages of 18-25 that are seeking a career in law enforcement, and that would be used to filter (as a pipeline) into the Police Academy. (Rivera)

Attachments

Councilor King moved to add his name as an author. Councilor Rose moved to add his name as an author. Councilor Toomey moved to add his name as an author. Mayor Petty moved to add the entire City Council as authors. Order adopted

 

11j.

SEWER BETTERMENT ASSESSMENT: WILDEY AVE.

Attachments

Order adopted

 

12.

COMMUNICATIONS

12a.

Laura Krause of Nover-Armstrong Associates Inc. transmitting Notice of Project Change for Worcester Bio-Manufacturing Campus, 305 Belmont St. EEA #15704.

Attachments

Placed on file

 

12b.

Andrew Nilson of Childs Engineering Corp transmitting Environmental Notification Form for Waterfront Rehabilitation at Regatta Point Park.

Attachments

Referred to Youth, Parks and Recreation Committee

 

12c.

Robert V. Stearns, City Auditor, transmitting communication relative to review of ballpark agreements and financial package.

Attachments

Referred to Economic Development Committee

 

13.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

13a.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT Upon the Communication of the City Manager recommending approval of items relative to the Worcester Red Sox.: recommend adoption of the accompanying four (4) Resolutions, adoption of the accompanying Order and Loan Order and passage of the accompanying proposed Ordinance.

Attachments

Councilor Wally moved to recuse himself from the Item and left the room. Councilor King moved to, “Request City Manager work with the Red Sox to see how their monogamy clause with the City of Pawtucket worked to determine if a similar clause could be used by the City of Worcester as an additional protection.” (see Item #21c CC) Mayor Joseph M. Petty moved for a roll call on the Item. Four (4) resolutions and one (1) order adopted on a roll call vote of 9 Yeas and 1 Nay (Nay – Lukes) (Wally absent). One (1) Loan Order and one (1) Ordinance voted to advertise on a roll call vote of 9 Yeas and 1 Nay (Nay – Lukes) (Wally absent). Councilor Mero-Carlson moved for reconsideration. Reconsideration denied on a roll call vote of 1 Yea and 9 Nays (Yea – Lukes)

 

14.

REPORTS OF THE COMMITTEE ON MUNICIPAL OPERATIONS

14a.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON MUNICIPAL OPERATIONS Upon the Communication of the City Manager recommending adoption of a reorganizational plan relative to Technical Services: recommend passage of the accompanying proposed Ordinance.

Attachments

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

 

14b.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON MUNICIPAL OPERATIONS Upon the Communication of the City Manager transmitting information and recommend approval of the Health Claims Trust Fund Policy: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order supporting the Health Claims Trust Fund Policy.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted

 

14c.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON MUNICIPAL OPERATIONS Upon the Communication of the City Manager transmitting informational communication relative to an update of a previous report concerning what the impact would be if 4 to 8 unit properties and 9 or above unit properties were moved to a commercial tax rate using the current valuations and the rational the state used to classify income properties and how many buildings have 9 or above units in the city: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order to request the City Manager to initiate process for moving 5 or more unit properties from residential tax rate to commercial tax rate.

Attachments

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

 

14d.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON MUNICIPAL OPERATIONS Upon the Communication of the City Auditor transmitting a report responding to questions regarding excess funds in the Health Care Trust Fund: recommend Communication be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

14e.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON MUNICIPAL OPERATIONS Upon the Communication of the City Auditor transmitting Comprehensive Annual Financial Report - FY 2017: recommend Communication be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

14f.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON MUNICIPAL OPERATIONS Upon the Communication of the City Auditor transmitting the audited annual financial statements of the Worcester Redevelopment Authority (WRA) for the years ended June 30, 2017 and 2016: recommend Communication be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

14g.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON MUNICIPAL OPERATIONS Upon the Communication of the City Auditor transmitting the annual financial statement of the DCU Center for the year ended June 30, 2017 as audited by the outside firm of Clifton Larson Allen, LLP: recommend Communication be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

14h.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON MUNICIPAL OPERATIONS Upon the Communication of the City Auditor transmitting informational communication concerning the risks the City faces on depository balances being uninsured and uncollateralized as it pertains to the WRA and the DCU Center: recommend Communication be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

14i.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON MUNICIPAL OPERATIONS Upon the Communication of the City Auditor transmitting the requested list of banks and other depositories of cash and cash equivalents of the City of Worcester, the DCU Center and the WRA: recommend Communication be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

14j.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON MUNICIPAL OPERATIONS Upon the Communication of the City Auditor transmitting communication concerning stocks held by the city and the Worcester Retirement System (WRS): recommend Communication be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

14k.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON MUNICIPAL OPERATIONS Upon the Communication of the City Auditor transmitting Fiscal 2017 GAO (U.S. Government Accountability Office) and OMB (U.S. Office of Management and Budget) Reports: recommend Communication be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

14l.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON MUNICIPAL OPERATIONS Upon the Communication of the City Auditor transmitting Semi-Annual Financial Statements of the Worcester Redevelopment Authority (WRA) for the six months ended December 31, 2017: recommend Communication be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

14m.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON MUNICIPAL OPERATIONS Upon the Communication of the City Auditor transmitting Management Letter for the year ended June 30, 2017: recommend Communication be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

14n.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON MUNICIPAL OPERATIONS Upon the Communication of the City Auditor transmitting response to a request for a report regarding the act relative to modernizing the foundation budget for the 21st century and would it have a budgetary impact: recommend Communication be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

14o.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON MUNICIPAL OPERATIONS Upon the Communication of the City Auditor transmitting an informational communication relative to a request for a response to a recent commentary titled, "Worcester Has a Pension Problem.": recommend Communication be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

14p.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON MUNICIPAL OPERATIONS Upon the Communication of the City Manager transmitting informational communication relative to the Hub/Cor Initiative scheduled to launch this month: recommend Communication be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

14q.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON MUNICIPAL OPERATIONS Upon the Communication of the City Manager transmitting informational communication relative to current opportunities on boards and commissions: recommend Communication be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

14r.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON MUNICIPAL OPERATIONS Upon the Communication of the City Manager transmitting informational communication relative to the revenues and expenditures for month ending December 31, 2017: recommend Communication be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

14s.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON MUNICIPAL OPERATIONS Upon the Communication of the City Manager transmitting informational communication relative to the September 2017 Quarterly financial update: recommend Communication be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

14t.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON MUNICIPAL OPERATIONS Upon the Communication of the City Manager transmitting informational communication relative to Moody's credit opinion: recommend Communication be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

14u.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON MUNICIPAL OPERATIONS Upon the Communication of Timothy McGourthy, Executive Director for the Worcester Regional Research Bureau, Inc. transmitting a communication regarding, “’How Am I Doing?’ Municipal Employee Performance Evaluations.”: recommend Communication be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

14v.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON MUNICIPAL OPERATIONS Upon the Report of the Committee on Finance Upon the Communication of the City Auditor transmitting communication concerning budgeted New Positions - Fiscal 2019: recommend the Report and Communication be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

15.

REPORTS OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

15a.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Upon the Communication of the City Manager transmitting informational communication relative to a draft ordinance modeled around the policy put forth by Central Mass Freedom Coalition regarding human trafficking: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order to request the City Manager consider amending the language of the Proposed Ordinance to require that all city employees attend a minimum two-hour training session within their six months of employment.

Attachments

Councilor Rivera, as Chairperson of the Standing Committee on Public Health and Human Services, moved to amend the recommendation of the Committee to advertise the proposed Ordinance as originally received. Voted to advertise proposed ordinance on a roll call vote of 10 Yeas and 0 Nays (King absent)

 

15b.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Upon the Petition of Robin Currie and Chantel Bethea of the Central Mass Freedom Coalition request City Council consider implementing a policy for the City of Worcester regarding human trafficking: recommend Petition be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

16.

REPORTS OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING - PART I

16a.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Charlana Simmons of The Office of Multicultural Affairs at WPI on behalf of Reverend Cheryl Leshay request installation of a handicap parking space in front of 19 Schussler Rd.: recommend passage of the accompanying proposed Ordinance.

Attachments

Voted to advertise proposed ordinance

 

16b.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Thomas Ducharme request removal of the handicap parking space in front of 31 Louise St.: recommend passage of the accompanying proposed Ordinance.

Attachments

Voted to advertise proposed ordinance

 

16c.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Vangelyn Shelton request installation of a handicap parking space in front of 45 Waverly St.: recommend passage of the accompanying proposed Ordinance.

Attachments

Voted to advertise proposed ordinance

 

16d.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Michelle Hicks et al request removal of the two (2) handicap parking spaces in front of 11 Caroline St.: recommend passage of the accompanying proposed Ordinance.

Attachments

Voted to advertise proposed ordinance

 

16e.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Ernie Brooks, as amended in Committee, to request resident permit parking on Roxbury St. from a point 341' north of William St. to a point 75' south of Highland St. be amended to for all times: recommend passage of the accompanying proposed Ordinance.

Attachments

Voted to advertised proposed Ordinance

 

16f.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Elvira Diliddo request resident permit parking on Dominion Rd. be amended to exclude 16 to 18 Dominion Rd.: recommend passage of the accompanying proposed Ordinance.

Attachments

Voted to advertise proposed ordinance

 

16g.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Allen Fletcher request the portion of Ash St., between Summit St. and Green St., be made one way in the easterly direction: recommend passage of the accompanying proposed Ordinance.

Attachments

Voted to advertise proposed ordinance

 

16h.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Councilor Sarai Rivera request assessment of on-street parking in Beacon St. from Madison St. to Hammond St. so that parking be allowed on one side of the street, alternating from the odd and even side if necessary, as amended in Committee to amend the Winter Parking Ban to the odd side of the street from Madison St. to Hermon St.: recommend passage of the accompanying proposed Ordinance.

Attachments

Voted to advertise proposed ordinance

 

16i.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petitoin of Heidi Lashua request installation of a stop sign at Elliott St. and Edward St.: recommend passage of the accompanying proposed Ordinance.

Attachments

Voted to advertise proposed ordinance

 

16j.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Councilor Tony Economou on behalf of Kathy Huntington request speed enforcement in the vicinity of Briarwood Ln. and Clark St.: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted

 

16k.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Councilor Candy Mero-Carlson request police enforcement of the No Parking on both sides of West Boylston Terrace: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted

 

16l.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Councilor Candy Mero-Carlson request installation of “Thickly Settled” signage in Harrington Way: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted

 

16m.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Councilor Gary Rosen request the arrows painted on the roadway at the intersection of May St. with Park Ave. (CVS on the left) be changed so that the left lane becomes left turn only while the right lane becomes straight and right turn only, for safer and more efficient traffic flow: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted

 

16n.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Joseph Godin request installation of a handicap parking space in the vicinity of the driveway of 5 Winchester Ave.: recommend Petition be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

16o.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Casey Wiener request parking be prohibited on the west side of Chestnut St. at the intersection of Cedar and Chestnut Sts.: recommend Petition be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

16p.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Barbara Crowley request No Parking be installed on Howe St. across from the nine garages between #3 and #1: recommend Petition be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

16q.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Wurood Handhal request installation of "No Parking Here to Corner" signs on either side of the driveway at 255 Pilgrim Ave.: recommend Petition be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

16r.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Michael Alfego request installation of signage for already existing resident permit parking on both sides of Rena St.: recommend Petition be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

16s.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of David Healey et al request installation of resident permit parking on Catharine St. from Oak Ave. to Windsor St.: recommend Petition be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

16t.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of John P. Bellerose-Stevens request installation of Resident Permit Parking from 6pm to 6am between #33 and #47 Pleasant St.: recommend Petition be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

16u.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of John Paul Bellerose-Stevens request installation of resident permit parking between 33 Pleasant St. and 47 Pleasant St. from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m.: recommend Petition be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

16v.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Tom Quinn et al request removal of the declared winter parking ban on Sierra St., with a "No Parking Anytime" restriction from 1 Sierra St. down to Brantwood Rd. being installed in its place: recommend Petition be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

16w.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Councilor Gary Rosen on behalf of John Saari, request installation of a stop sign on Tarrytown Lane at its second intersection with Sussex Lane (where Tarrytown Lane comes down the hill and meets Sussex Lane): recommend Petition be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

16x.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Councilor Candy Mero-Carlson request installation of a stop sign at the intersection of Melville St. and Paine St.: recommend Petition be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

16y.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Councilor Candy Mero-Carlson request installation of a stop sign at the intersection of Nebraska St. and Camassa Terrace: recommend Petition be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

16z.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of 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: recommend Petition be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

17.

REPORTS OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING - PART II

17a.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Councilor Tony Economou on behalf of the Saxon Hill Crime Watch Group request installation of speed limit signage on Richmond Ave.: recommend Petition be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

17b.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Councilor Candy Mero-Carlson request installation of speed limit signage from the intersection of Lincoln St. and Plantation St. towards Notre Dame Long Term Care Center, located at 555 Plantation St.: recommend Petition be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

17c.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Jane Schwager request installation of children advisory signage in Tirrell St.: recommend Petition be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

17d.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Alicia Gonzalez et al request installation of "Go Slow" children and speed limit advisory signage in the vicinity of 12 Blaine Ave.: recommend Petition be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

17e.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Michelle Kilroy request a "Children" advisory sign be installed on Brantwood Rd.: recommend Petition be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

17f.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Councilor Sarai Rivera request installation of advisory signage warning drivers of deaf community members at the crosswalk located at 275 Pleasant St.: recommend Petition be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

17g.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Councilor Sarai Rivera request installation of advisory signage warning drivers of deaf community members at the crosswalk located at 425 Pleasant St.: recommend Petition be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

17h.

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

Attachments

Accepted

 

17i.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Bob Keidan request a crosswalk be installed from corner of May and Chandler St. across the street to Worcester State University: recommend Petition be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

17j.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Councilor Gary Rosen on behalf of Irene Pietrowicz request installation of a traffic light on Clover St. at South Ludlow St.: recommend Petition be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

17k.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Suzanne O'Brien request a traffic study be conducted regarding the number of accidents at the intersection of Heard St and Clover St.: recommend Petition be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

18.

TO BE ORDAINED

18a.

Amending Chapter 12 of the Revised Ordinances of 2008 Authorizing a Free Gravel and Grindings Program for Private Streets to be conducted by the Department of Public Works.

Attachments

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

 

19.

TABLED UNDER PRIVILEGE

19a.

COMMUNICATION of the City Manager transmitting informational communication relative to gas leak detection at proposed new tree planting sites within the right-of-way. (Tabled Under Privilege - Lukes August 21, 2018)

Attachments

Mayor Petty moved to Table the Item Under Privilege for a second time. Tabled Under Privilege on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays. Tabled Under Privilege - Petty

 

19b.

COMMUNICATION of the City Manager transmitting informational communication relative to request City Manager provide an update concerning the legality, proliferation and paving by homeowners of their front lawns to increase off-street parking, often resulting in unauthorized curb cuts which eliminate on-street parking spots for their neighbors. (Tabled Under Privilege - Rosen August 21, 2018)

Attachments

Mayor Petty moved to Table the Item Under Privilege for a second time. Tabled Under Privilege on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays. Tabled Under Privilege - Petty

 

19c.

COMMUNICATION of the City Auditor transmitting the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) for the Worcester Retirement System (WRS) for its year ending December 31, 2017. (Tabled Under Privilege - Lukes July 17, 2018 and August 21, 2018)

Attachments

Mayor Petty moved to Table the Item. Tabled on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays. Tabled - Petty

 

19d.

ORDER of Councilor Morris A. Bergman - Request City Manager request the City Solicitor to draft a Home Rule Petition forthwith to allow City Council under Mass. Gen. Laws. Chapter 60 to designate a place on our municipal tax bills whereby taxpayers can VOLUNTARILY check off, donate and pledge any amount to establish a "Preservation Fund", the purpose of which shall be to provide financial resources to preserve/protect/restore/redevelop buildings and structures integral to the history of the City of Worcester. (Tabled Under Privilege - Bergman August 21, 2018)

Attachments

Mayor Petty moved to Table the Item Under Privilege for a second time. Tabled Under Privilege on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays. Tabled Under Privilege - Petty

 

19e.

RESOLUTION of Councilor Konstantina B. Lukes – That the City Council go on record in favor of supporting the Worcester Bravehearts as they plan for the future. (Tabled Under Privilege - Lukes August 21, 2018)

Attachments

Mayor Petty moved to Table the Item Under Privilege for a second time. Tabled Under Privilege on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays. Tabled Under Privilege - Petty

 

19f.

COMMUNICATION of the City Auditor transmitting two (2) actuarial reports of the Worcester Retirement System (WRS) as of January 1, 2018 as prepared by Segal Consulting. (Tabled Under Privilege - Lukes July 17, 2018 and August 21, 2018)

Attachments

Mayor Petty moved to Table the Item. Tabled on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays. Tabled - Petty

 

19g.

COMMUNICATION of the City Auditor transmitting quarterly report concerning accounts of cash that are not collateralized or insured. (Tabled Under Privilege - Lukes July 17, 2018 and August 21, 2018)

Attachments

Mayor Petty moved to Table the Item. Tabled on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays. Tabled - Petty

 

20.

TABLED ITEMS

20a.

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

 

20b.

ORDER of Councilor Morris A. Bergman and Councilor Gary Rosen - Request the Worcester Board of Health consider put on hold implementation of its April 23, 2018 vote restricting the sale of such products to adult-only establishments. While the Worcester City Council supports efforts to curb the use of flavored tobacco products by our youth, the Board of Health’s well intentioned previous action will do little to stop youth under the age of 21 from purchasing and/or using these products. Further, Request City Manager request the Commissioner of Public Health, the Board of Health, and the New England Convenience Store & Energy Marketers Association, which represents 266 Worcester small business owners, meet to discuss alternative ways (such as prohibiting the open display of such products) to deter city youth under the age of 21 from purchasing and consuming these products. (Tabled Under Privilege - Rivera May 15, 2018 and Tabled Under Privilege - Bergman May 29, 2018 and Tabled - Rosen June 5, 2018)

Attachments

No action taken

 

21.

NEW BUSINESS UNDER SUSPENSION OF RULES - Items brought forth under suspension at the September 12, 2018 City Council meeting.

21a.

Motion Russell @ #8f CC – Request City Manager provide City Council with information concerning a pothole on New Bond St., including a recommendation from the Department of Public Works and Parks regarding how to resolve the issue as well as any necessary legal information.

Attachments

Order adopted

 

21b.

Motion Petty @ #8aa CC – Request City Manager provide City Council with a copy of the public audits conducted of the Worcester Regional Transit Authority (WRTA).

Attachments

Order adopted

 

21c.

Motion King @ #13a CC - Request City Manager work with the Red Sox to see how their monogamy clause with the City of Pawtucket worked to determine if a similar clause could be used by the City of Worcester as an additional protection.

Attachments

Order adopted

 

21d.

Motion King and Toomey @ #11i CC – Request City Manager provide City Council with an update concerning the use of body cameras on Worcester police officers.

Attachments

Order adopted

 

21e.

Motion Bergman @ #14c CC – Request City Manager request City Solicitor provide City Council with clarification concerning whether the city can create a home rule petition to change the definition of residential units.

Attachments

Order adopted

 

21f.

Motion Russell @ #14c CC – Request City Auditor provide City Council with a report containing about forty or fifty samples of taxes for properties in each district and throughout the City if the City were to initiate a process for moving 5 or more unit properties from the residential tax rate to the commercial tax rate.

Attachments

Order adopted

 

21g.

Motion Wally – Suspension of Rules – Request City Manager provide City Council with a report concerning why there has been a delay in the June Street repaving.

Attachments

Order adopted

 

21h.

Motion Toomey – Suspension of Rules – Request City Manager consider lighting City Hall up in purple in honor of Addiction Awareness Month. Further, request City Manager consider contacting the proper State department to light up the bridge over Lake Quinsigamond in purple as well.

Attachments

Order adopted

 

21i.

Motion King and Wally – Request City Manager take steps to address dangerous traffic concerns regarding the crosswalks in the vicinity of May Street School.

Attachments

Order adopted. Also referred to Traffic and Parking Committee