CITY OF WORCESTER

JOURNAL OF THE CITY COUNCIL

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Esther Howland Chamber

Convened: 6:32 P.M.

Adjourned: 7:52 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 - Pastor Steven Barrett, Christ the Rock Fellowship

2.

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE & STAR SPANGLED BANNER

3.

ROLL CALL - All present with the Mayor as the Chair, except for Councilor King, who arrived at 6:34 P.M.

4.

PROCLAMATIONS, ACKNOWLEDGMENTS, MOMENTS OF SILENCE

4a.

Mayor Petty presented Christine Forrett with a Key to the City, recognizing her for being named Administrator of the Year by the Department of Veterans’ Services. Christine Forrett accepted the key alongside her husband and daughters.

 

4b.

Mayor Petty recognized former Mayor Joseph C. O’Brien, who was in attendance with undergraduate and graduate students at Clark University.

 

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 October 23, 2018.

Attachments

Order adopted

 

6.

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

6a.

Mayor Petty recognized the following speaker:
1. Idella Hazard, Worcester resident, spoke neither in favor or opposed to #9.3A CM

 

7.

HEARINGS & ORDERS

7a.

Hearing: CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS for a conduit location at: 168 HOUGHTON ST. Granting permission to CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS for a conduit location at: 168 HOUGHTON ST.

Attachments

Hearing Held & Order adopted

 

7b.

Hearing: CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS for a conduit location at: 160 HOUGHTON ST. Granting permission to CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS for a conduit location at: 160 HOUGHTON ST

Attachments

Hearing Held & Order adopted

 

7c.

Hearing: CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS for a conduit location at: 284 GROVE ST. Granting permission to CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS for a conduit location at: 284 GROVE ST.

Attachments

Hearing Held & Order adopted

 

8.

PETITIONS

8a.

Ryan Laprade request abatement of street betterment assessment #25529 in the amount of $11,250.00 for Monmouth Ave. assessed in the name of Paul O'Rourke & Brittany Rupp.

Attachments

Referred to Public Works Committee

 

8b.

Rocco Leone request installation of a "Dead End" street sign at 35 Natural History Drive.

Attachments

Referred to Traffic and Parking Committee

 

8c.

Councilor George J. Russell on behalf of Charles Grimaldi request signs in Batavia St. where it intersects with Edison St. such as "Do Not Block Entrance" or any other appropriate signage to prevent vehicles from blocking Edison St. during school pick ups and drop offs of children.

Attachments

Referred to Traffic and Parking Committee

 

8d.

Councilor Sean Rose request installation of a stop sign at the corner of Beechmont St. and Bancroft Tower Rd.

Attachments

Referred to Traffic and Parking Committee

 

8e.

Teresa Smith request removal of handicap parking space in front of 13 Whipple St.

Attachments

Referred to Traffic and Parking Committee

 

8f.

James Paquette request installation of Resident Permit Parking on Eastern Ave. from Mulberry St. to Normal St.

Attachments

Referred to Traffic and Parking Committee

 

8g.

Jo Hart request City Council work with the City Solicitor and the Department of Transportation to clarify who or what entity is actually responsible for seeing what needs to be done to obtain at minimum a workable level of public transportation for Worcester from the Worcester Regional Transportation Authority (WRTA).

Attachments

Petitioner Spoke and Referred to Public Service and Transportation Committee

 

9.

COMMUNICATIONS OF THE CITY MANAGER

 

9.1

APPOINTMENTS
Non-City Council Confirmation
A.

Transmitting informational communication relative to the appointment of Tracey Weeden to the Human Rights Commission.

Attachments

Placed on file

 
B.

Transmitting informational communication relative to the appointment of Mariana O'Brien to the Elder Affairs Commission.

Attachments

Placed on file

 
C.

Transmitting informational communication relative to the appointments of Lisa Malo and Yasmin Goris to the Worcester Arts Council.

Attachments

Placed on file

 
D.

Transmitting informational communication relative to the appointment of Kira Terrill to the Mayor Thomas Early Scholarship Fund.

Attachments

Placed on file

 
 

9.2

APPOINTMENTS
City Council Confirmation
A.

Recommend appointment of Savvas Kosmidis to the Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Board.

Attachments

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

 
B.

Recommend appointment of Marie Dicardy to the Cable Television Advisory Board.

Attachments

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

 
C.

Recommend appointment of George Cortes to the Zoning Board of Appeals.

Attachments

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

 
D.

Recommend appointment of Rachel Brown to the Citizens Advisory Council.

Attachments

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

 
 

9.3

DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES
A.

Transmitting informational communication regarding the Worcester Police Department Open House for Hiring, as presented by the Worcester Police Department and the Human Resources Department.

Attachments

Referred to Public Safety Committee

 
 

9.4

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
A.

Transmitting informational communication relative to semi-annual TIF reporting.

Attachments

Councilor Mero-Carlson moved to Table the Item Under Privilege. Tabled Under Privilege - Mero-Carlson

 
 

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
A.

Transmitting informational communication relative to a public hearing for the assessment of municipal parks.

Attachments

Referred to Youth, Parks and Recreation Committee

 
 

9.9

FIRE DEPARTMENT
 

9.10

POLICE DEPARTMENT
A.

Transmitting informational communication relative to a report on the status of the police fleet.

Attachments

Referred to Public Safety Committee

 
 

9.11

DEPARTMENT OF EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS
 

9.12

LICENSE COMMISSION
 

9.13

LAW DEPARTMENT
A.

Recommend adoption of an Ordinance Change to reform the application criteria for the Hope Cemetery Board of Commissioners.

Attachments

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

 
B.

Recommend adoption of the attached order to convey city property located in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts to Saint John’s High School for school purposes.

Attachments

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

 
 

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
A.

Transmitting informational communication relative to recent recognition for Christine Forrett in the Veterans Services Division.

Attachments

Placed on file

 
 

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 Sixty Nine Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($69,000.00) be transferred from Parks Account #72C70210, Indian Hill, to Loan Account #91C784, Park Improvements, as this project will be closed out following the payment of current obligations.

Attachments

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

 
B.

Recommend that Ninety Six Thousand Fifty Dollars And Twenty Three Cents ($96,050.23) be transferred from Loan Account #91C734A, Sewer Capital Equipment, and be appropriated to DPW Account #44C704, Sewer Capital Equipment, to allow for the payment of capital equipment items.

Attachments

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

 
C.

Recommend that Four Thousand Five Hundred Twenty Five Dollars And No Cents ($6,525.00) be transferred from Loan Account #91C784, Parks Improvements, and be appropriated to Parks Account #72C70249, Memorials & Monuments, to allow for the payment of contractual obligations.

Attachments

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

 
D.

Recommend that One Million Seventy Thousand Seven Hundred Fifty Dollars And Fifty Two Cents ($1,070,750.52) be transferred from Account #75C504, DCU Special District, to various accounts listed, for costs associated with DCU Rehabilitation and Equipment projects.

Attachments

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

 
E.

Recommend that Two Hundred Fifteen Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($215,000.00) be transferred from Account #91C161A, Union Station Rehabilitation, and be appropriated to Account #04C704, Union Station Rehabilitation, to provide funding for the Union Station exterior stucco 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 accept with gratitude a donation of one previously owned vehicle, with an estimated value of Two Thousand Two Hundred Thirty Six Dollars and No Cents ($2,236.00) from Edward Proko, owner of Mill Street Motors for the Worcester Police Department’s Neighborhood Response Team.

Attachments

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

 
B.

Recommend adoption of a resolution to apply for, accept and expend a grant from the Re-entry Workforce Development Demonstration Program FY19 Appropriation grant administered by the Commonwealth Corporation. The total award amount for this funding opportunity is One Hundred Twelve Thousand Five Hundred Dollars and No Cents ($112,500.00).

Attachments

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

 
C.

Recommend adoption of a resolution to file, accept and expend a grant in the amount of Sixty Four Thousand Eight Hundred Two Dollars And No Cents ($64,802.00) from Alkermes under the Alkermes Inspiration Grant Program.

Attachments

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

 
D.

Recommend adoption of a resolution to file, accept and expend three grant in the amount of Two Hundred Twenty Thousand Five Hundred Dollars And No Cents ($220,500.00) from the Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety and Security, Highway Safety Division under FY19 programs Traffic Enforcement and Equipment Grant, Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Enforcement and Equipment Grant, and Sustained Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) Grant.

Attachments

Three (3) Resolutions adopted 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 Five Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($5,000.00) from Fallon Health, under the Fallon Health Hunger Relief Grant Program.

Attachments

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

 
 

9.33

FINANCE ITEMS
Operational Transfers
A.

Recommend that One Hundred Ninety Thousand Nine Hundred Dollars And No Cents ($190,900.00) be transferred from Account #330-08, Reserve for Appropriation, to Account #660-92000, Treasurer's Office Ordinary Maintenance.

Attachments

Councilor Wally moved to be recused and left the room. Order adopted on a roll call vote of 10 Yeas and 0 Nays (Wally absent)

 
 

9.34

FINANCE ITEMS
Prior Year
A.

Recommend that Thirty Nine Thousand Nine Hundred Forty Two Dollars And Ninety Eight Cents ($39,942.98) be authorized from various DPW Ordinary Maintenance accounts, for payment of a prior year invoice.

Attachments

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

 
B.

Recommend that Five Hundred Sixty Six Dollars And Ten Cents ($566.10) be authorized from Account #260-92000, Worcester Fire Department Ordinary Maintenance, for payment of prior year invoices, as outlined by Michael Lavoie, Fire Chief.

Attachments

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

 
 

9.35

FINANCE
Loan Orders
 

9.36

MISCELLANEOUS AGENDA TRANSMITTALS
A.

Transmitting informational communication relative to a report concerning the cause of a gas issue in the vicinity of Forsberg St., Tatman St. and Victoria Ave. that affected service of 150 homes.

Attachments

Referred to Public Works Committee

 
10.

CHAIRMAN'S ORDERS

10a.

FROM THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC SERVICE AND TRANSPORTATION - Request City Manager provide City Council with a report as to how the transferred monies for Cable Services are expended for each account in City Manager’s communication from October 23, 2018 #9.33B.

Attachments

Order adopted

 

11.

ORDERS

11a.

Request City Manager and Mayor provide City Council with an update regarding the status of identifying the future (re) location for the "new" Doherty Memorial High School (Bergman)

Attachments

Councilor Rivera moved to add her name as an author. Councilor Wally moved to amend: Further, request City Manager provide City Council with a timetable regarding the construction of the new Doherty Memorial High School. Councilor Rose moved to add his name as an author. Mayor Petty moved to add the entire City Council as authors. Order adopted as amended

 

11b.

Request City Manager review the Chapter 90 program in an effort to attain state reimbursement funds to dedicate toward our city streets. (Rose)

Attachments

Order adopted

 

11c.

Request City Manager explore the idea of a superintendent of city buildings to better coordinate maintenance and upkeep of our city owned facilities. (Rose)

Attachments

Order adopted

 

11d.

Request City Manager prioritize the funding of the Linear Park at Lake Quinsigamond in the upcoming capital budget and detail a funding plan for the project. (Petty, Rose, Mero-Carlson, Wally, Russell, Rivera, Bergman, King, Rosen, Toomey)

Attachments

Councilor Lukes moved to add her name as an author. Order adopted

 

11e.

Request City Manager provide City Council with a report regarding the regulations and enforcement plan for the selling of Christmas trees for this upcoming holiday season. (Petty)

Attachments

Councilor Toomey moved to amend: Further, request City Manager review regulations and enforcement of all holiday events and products. Order adopted as amended

 

11f.

Request City Manager and the Commissioner of Public Works and Parks present to City Council the state plan for reconstruction of Grafton St. so that it can be reviewed at a public meeting by the Standing Committee on Public Works for public comments. (Russell)

Attachments

Order adopted and Referred to Public Works Committee

 

12.

COMMUNICATIONS OF THE CITY CLERK

12a.

Transmitting Certifications of the City Clerk and City Assessor regarding the Worcester Business Improvement District petition.

Attachments

Referred to Worcester Business Improvement District Hearing set for November 20, 2018.

 

12b.

Transmitting informational Communication regarding the upcoming vacancies in the Library Board of Directors, effective January 1, 2019.

Attachments

Placed on file

 

13.

REPORTS OF THE PLANNING BOARD

13a.

REPORT OF THE PLANNING BOARD Upon the Petition of Councilor Sarai Rivera on behalf of the youth of the Boys & Girls Club of Worcester request Kilby St. be renamed Boys & Girls Club Way.

Attachments

Referred to Public Works Committee

 

13b.

REPORT OF THE PLANNING BOARD Upon the Petition of 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

Accepted

 

14.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

14a.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT Upon the Communication of City Manager requesting approval relative to an agreement for the sale and redevelopment of the Lincoln Square Boys Club: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order.

Attachments

Order adopted on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays. Councilor Mero-Carlson moved for reconsideration on the Item. Reconsideration denied on a roll call vote of 0 Yeas and 11 Nays.

 

15.

REPORTS OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC SERVICE AND TRANSPORTATION

15a.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC SERVICE AND TRANSPORTATION Upon the Petition of Felix Burgos and Rosa Rodriguez request more street lighting on Larch St.: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted

 

15b.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC SERVICE AND TRANSPORTATION Upon the Councilor Tony Economou on behalf of Tom Taylor request installation of a street light on a pole in front of 92 Blue Bell Rd.: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted

 

15c.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC SERVICE AND TRANSPORTATION Upon the Petition of Councilor Candy Mero-Carlson on behalf of Jackie Kamenetsky request street lights be installed on Yukon Ave.: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted

 

15d.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC SERVICE AND TRANSPORTATION Upon the Petition of Councilor George J. Russell on behalf of John Giangregorio request installation of a street light in the area of 83 or 88 Ernest Ave.: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted

 

15e.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC SERVICE AND TRANSPORTATION Upon the Petition of Councilor Candy Mero-Carlson request installation of a street light on Viele Ave.: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted

 

15f.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC SERVICE AND TRANSPORTATION Upon the Petition of Eric Ward request installation of new street lights in the vicinity of 270-276 Wildwood Ave.: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted

 

15g.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC SERVICE AND TRANSPORTATION Upon the Petition of Jo Hart request the enclosed list for information regarding the WRTA and any other available information the city may have for the next City Council meeting: recommend Petition be referred to the City Manager and the WRTA.

Attachments

Accepted

 

15h.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC SERVICE AND TRANSPORTATION Upon the Petition of Udeth Rosario request installation of additional street lights in the vicinity of 24 Tainter St.: recommend Petition be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

15i.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC SERVICE AND TRANSPORTATION Upon the Petition of Councilor Sarai Rivera request street light repair at the corner of Kilby St. and Main St.: recommend Petition be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

15j.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC SERVICE AND TRANSPORTATION Upon the Petition of Councilor Sarai Rivera request street light repair in front of 34 Richards St., 40 Richards St. and 41 Richards St.: recommend Petition be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

15k.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC SERVICE AND TRANSPORTATION Upon the Petition of Councilor Sarai Rivera request street light repair in front of 897 Main St.: recommend Petition be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

15l.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC SERVICE AND TRANSPORTATION Upon the Petition of Councilor Sarai Rivera request street light repair in front of 912 Main St.: recommend Petition be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

15m.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC SERVICE AND TRANSPORTATION Upon the Petition of Councilor Sarai Rivera request street light repair at the corner of Richards St. and Illinois St.: recommend Petition be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

15n.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC SERVICE AND TRANSPORTATION Upon the Petition of Felix Burgos et al request installation of additional street lights in Larch St.: recommend Petition be placed on file

Attachments

Accepted

 

15o.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC SERVICE AND TRANSPORTATION Upon the Petition of Councilor Sarai Rivera request street light repair in front of 973 Main St.: recommend Petition be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

15p.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC SERVICE AND TRANSPORTATION Upon the Petition of 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: recommend Petition be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

15q.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC SERVICE AND TRANSPORTATION Upon the Petition of Jo Hart request City of Worcester work with the WRTA to show them how best to interact with the public by setting up a staffed public space at City Hall to post and distribute important current information like copies of lists of new schedule changes and dates of hearings about these changes, and how to inform the public of all bus re-routing due to street work or event closures and to move immediately to restore normal service by having public meetings for new management and a new administrator: recommend Petition be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

15r.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC SERVICE AND TRANSPORTATION Upon the Order Councilor Michael T. Gaffney – Request Public Service and Transportation, at the suggestion of the City Manager, invite the City’s State Delegation to a committee meeting to discuss increasing state funding levels to support the WRTA: recommend Order be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

15s.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC SERVICE AND TRANSPORTATION Upon the Communication of Timothy J. McGourthy, Executive Director for the Worcester Regional Research Bureau transmitting communication relative to "City on the Move - An Overview and Assessment of Worcester's Transportation Needs": recommend Communication be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

15t.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC SERVICE AND TRANSPORTATION Upon the Communication of the City Manager transmitting informational communication relative to the Worcester Regional Transit Authority: recommend Communication be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

15u.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC SERVICE AND TRANSPORTATION Upon the Communication of the City Manager transmitting informational communication relative to a pilot bike share program brought to Worcester from ofo: recommend Communication be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

16.

REPORTS OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING

16a.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Luz Ortiz on behalf of Angel Ortiz request installation of handicap parking space across from 48 Upsala St.: recommend passage of the accompanying proposed Ordinance.

Attachments

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

 

16b.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Hong Vo request to remove the handicap parking space in front of 5 Plane St.: recommend passage of the accompanying proposed Ordinance.

Attachments

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

 

16c.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Timothy Gendron on behalf of Winifred Gendron request installation of handicap parking space with two signs in front of 23 Delawanda Dr.: recommend passage of the accompanying proposed Ordinance.

Attachments

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

 

16d.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Mundher Alzuhairi on behalf of Eeda Alzuhairi request installation of handicap parking space in front of 35 Barclay St.: recommend passage of the accompanying proposed Ordinance.

Attachments

 

16e.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Councilor Candy Mero-Carlson on behalf of Father Jonathan Slavinskas request installation of No Parking from the corner of Harlow St. to the bus stop in front of St. Bernard's Church at 236 Lincoln St.: recommend passage of the accompanying proposed Ordinance.

Attachments

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

 

16f.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Lorraine Adams on behalf of Edna Williams request installation of handicap parking space on the Dale St. side of 13 Jaques Ave.: recommend passage of the accompanying proposed Ordinance.

Attachments

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

 

16g.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Todd & Joy Lewis request installation of stops sign at the following intersections with Ararat St.: Marconi Rd., Westinghouse Parkway, Delaval Rd., Ridgewood Rd. and Sunrise Ave.: recommend passage of the accompanying three (3) proposed Ordinances.

Attachments

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

 

16h.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Petition of Molly Welch, Reg. Director of Admissions for Lutheran Rehabilitation and Skilled Care Center request removal of all parking meters located on the Center's side of Harvard St. and replace with free parking access for those spaces between the hours of 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM, with the exception of when winter parking ban is declared: recommend passage of the accompanying proposed Ordinance.

Attachments

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

 

16i.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Wanda Lebron request installation of handicap parking space in front of 21 May St.: recommend Petition be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

17.

TABLED ITEMS

17a.

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

 

17b.

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 and Tabled Under Privilege - Petty September 12, 2018 and Tabled - Lukes September 25, 2018)

Attachments

No action taken

 

17c.

ORDER of Councilor Konstantina B. Lukes - Request City Manager report on what further construction will be performed and the date of completion for June Street. (Tabled Under Privilege - Lukes September 25, 2018 and Tabled - Lukes October 2, 2018)

Attachments

No action taken

 

18.

BUSINESS UNDER SUSPENSION OF RULES - Items brought forth under suspension at the October 30, 2018 City Council meeting.

18a.

ORDER of Mayor Joseph M. Petty – Request City Manager request City Solicitor prepare a local ordinance to disallow campaign solicitation 150 feet from the entrance of any early voting location similar to the state law used on Election Day. – Item #19a CC Order adopted

 

18b.

ORDER of Mayor Joseph M. Petty – Request City Manager consider bringing the Red Sox 2018 World Series Championship trophy to Worcester. – Item #19b CC Order adopted

 

18c.

ORDER of Councilor Konstantina B. Lukes, Councilor Morris A. Bergman, Councilor Khrystian E. King, Councilor Candy Mero-Carlson, Councilor Sarai Rivera, Councilor Sean M. Rose, Councilor Gary Rosen, Councilor George J. Russell, Councilor Kathleen M. Toomey, Councilor Matthew E. Wally, Mayor Joseph M. Petty – Request City Manager develop a process to have the Worcester Police Department contact religious institutions and evaluate security issues of each institution and help develop a process to address those needs. – Item #19c CC Order adopted

 

18d.

ORDER of Councilor Khrystian E. King – Request City Manager provide City Council with the current plan the Worcester Police Department uses to respond to acts of violence and terrorism. – Item #19d CC Order adopted

 

19.

NEW BUSINESS UNDER SUSPENSION OF RULES - Items brought forth under suspension at the November 13, 2018 City Council meeting.

19a.

Motion Lukes @ #9.10A CM – Request City Manager provide City Council with a report concerning the positives and negatives of police officers bringing home their police vehicles.

Attachments

Order adopted

 

19b.

Motion King @ #9.10A CM – Request City Manager provide City Council with a graph detailing which vehicles in the Worcester Police Department fleet are good, fair and poor.

Attachments

Order adopted

 

19c.

Motion Russell @ #9.10A CM – Request City Manager consider allowing police officers who live in the City’s urban neighborhoods to bring home police vehicles if studies show that it may help neighborhood safety.

Attachments

Order adopted

 

19d.

Motion Lukes @ #9.36A CM – Request City Manager forward to City Council the report given by utility companies to the Department of Public Utilities regarding the condition of their infrastructures. Further, if the City does not receive said report, have the report forwarded to the City by DPU on an annual basis.

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Order adopted

 

19e.

Motion Rose – Suspension of Rules – Request City Manager provide City Council with a report concerning the city’s responsibilities to the baseball fields in District 1.

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Order adopted

 

19f.

Motion Toomey – Suspension of Rules – Request City Manager consider including more sports for girls when looking at Recreation Worcester programs next year.

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Order adopted