CITY OF WORCESTER

JOURNAL OF THE CITY COUNCIL

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Esther Howland Chamber

Convened: 6:37 P.M.

Adjourned: 7:39 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

2.

ROLL CALL - All present with the Mayor as the Chair, except for Councilor Lukes.

3.

PROCLAMATIONS, ACKNOWLEDGMENTS, MOMENTS OF SILENCE

3a.

Mayor Petty requested a MOMENT OF SILENCE for President George H. W. Bush, the 41st President of the United States and Retired Police Officer Richard Sargent, father of Police Chief Steven Sargent.

 

3b.

The Mayor presented Keys to the City to the following seven (7) Worcester Firefighters who were recently honored by both the state and city for their heroic actions this past year. Lt. Timothy Ridick awarded by the state with the Medal of Valor and city with the Medal of Heroism; District Chief Adam Roach awarded by the state and city with the Medal of Valor; Lt. Christopher Kelly awarded by the state with a with a Medal of Valor and by the city with the Medal of Heroism; Firefighter Blake Perron awarded by the state and city with the Medal of Valor; Lt. Patrick Moran awarded by the state with a Citation and city with Medal of Valor Award; Firefighter John Callahan awarded by the state with a Citation and the city with a Medal of Valor; and, Firefighter Matthew Kane awarded by the state with a Citation and with the city a Medal of Valor.

 

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 November 20, 2018.

Attachments

Order adopted

 

5.

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

5a.

Mayor Petty recognized the following speakers:
1. Idella Hazard, Worcester resident, spoke in favor of #9k CC
2. Jo Hart, Worcester resident, spoke under suspension rules regarding
process for conducting hearings.

 

6.

ELECTION OF TWO RESIDENTS TO THE LIBRARY BOARD OF DIRECTORS

6a.

ELECTION - Edward R. Carr and Stephanie E. Pasha were elected to fill the two vacancies for terms expiring December 31, 2025.

 

7.

PETITIONS

7a.

Councilor Sean M. Rose request installation of a light post on the corner of St. Nicholas Ave. and Squantum Rd.

Attachments

Referred to Public Service and Transportation Committee

 

7b.

Lydia Gakure request Wyola Drive, from Monticello Dr. to Avery Path be resurfaced.

Attachments

Referred to Public Works Committee

 

7c.

Glenda Torres request sidewalk repair in front of 86 Arthur St.

Attachments

Referred to Public Works Committee

 

7d.

Councilor Candy Mero-Carlson request the four crosswalks at the intersection of Lake View St. and Sherbrook Ave. be repainted.

Attachments

Referred to Traffic and Parking Committee

 

7e.

Councilor Candy Mero-Carlson request the four ADA handicap corner ramps be replaced at the intersection of Lake View St. and Sherbrook Ave.

Attachments

Referred to Traffic and Parking Committee

 

7f.

Angel Torres request installation of a handicap parking space in front of 86 Arthur St.

Attachments

Referred to Traffic and Parking Committee

 

7g.

NATIONAL GRID for a conduit location at: 50 HOUGHTON ST

Attachments

Hearing Set for December 11, 2018 at 6:30 P.M.

 

8.

CHAIRMAN'S ORDERS

8a.

FROM THE COMMITTEE ON MUNICIPAL OPERATIONS - Request City Manager provide an analysis of recently sold properties on waterfront that have no recreational value to compare the assessed value.

Attachments

Order adopted

 

8b.

FROM THE COMMITTEE ON MUNICIPAL OPERATIONS - Request City Manager report the steps necessary to implement reimbursements for regional social services such as health centers, homeless shelters and drug treatment facilities, that are not currently included in Chapter 40A, section 3.

Attachments

Order adopted

 

8c.

FROM THE COMMITTEE ON MUNICIPAL OPERATIONS - Request City Manager report pros and cons for implementing the penny sales tax moving it to the state legislation.

Attachments

Order adopted

 

8d.

FROM THE COMMITTEE ON MUNICIPAL OPERATIONS - Request City Manager request the organization Discover Central Massachusetts work with the Worcester Student Government Association (WSGA) to discover of ways of getting information of community events to the student population in Worcester.

Attachments

Order adopted

 

8e.

FROM THE COMMITTEE ON MUNICIPAL OPERATIONS - Request City Manager explore other current social media platforms geared toward reaching college students to communication information or promote events taking place in the city.

Attachments

Order adopted

 

8f.

FROM THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS - Request City Manager consider requesting compensation of the potential value of the property before conveying land when discontinued as an easement.

Attachments

Order adopted

 

8g.

FROM THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS - Request Commissioner of Public Works & Parks remove the chain link fence on Mayfield St.

Attachments

Order adopted

 

8h.

FROM THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS - Request Commissioner of Public Works & Parks level the water shutoff pipe in front of 2 Dixon Ave.

Attachments

Order adopted

 

8i.

FROM THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING - Request City Manager provide City Council with a report concerning how much truck traffic is required to meet the state’s warrants to ban truck traffic, as well as any exceptions that may be granted.

Attachments

Order adopted

 

8j.

FROM THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING - Request City Manager provide City Council with written documentation from MassDOT concerning the requirements for banning truck traffic on city streets.

Attachments

Order adopted

 

9.

ORDERS

9a.

Request City Manager send statements periodically to all colleges, universities and non-profit organizations that own real estate in the city simply requesting of each a partial payment in lieu of taxes according to a formula determined several years ago by the Mayor's Task Force. (Rosen)

Attachments

Councilor Rosen moved to amend to change the word "send" to "consider sending". Mayor Petty moved to amend to "request City Manager at his discretion to negotiate/renegotiate pilot contracts with non-profits". Order adopted as amended

 

9b.

Request City Manager consider partnering with Simply Recycling which presently has agreements with 15 Massachusetts communities to provide curbside pickup of residents' unwanted clothes, shoes, rags, sheets and carpets. While nearly all of these materials in any condition can be reused or recycled, nearly 85% of it unnecessarily goes into landfills. Simply Recycling pays $20 to towns and cities for each ton it collects. (Rosen)

Attachments

Order adopted

 

9c.

Request City Manager and the Commissioner of Public Works & Parks consider including in the upcoming recycling plan a program that allows residents to use any self-purchased clear plastic bags for recycling. Said program may also allow continued use of bins for large items with strict enforcement and penalties for overfilling bins. (Russell)

Attachments

Order adopted

 

9d.

Request City Manager and the Commissioner of Public Works & Parks report the feasibility of a designated City facility open week days and on Saturday mornings that allows without an appointment a resident to drop off recycling for free. Said facility would also allow for free a drop off of full City yellow trash bags and as well as bulk items for free or even for a per item fee. (Russell)

Attachments

Mayor Petty, Councilors King, Toomey and Rivera moved to add their names as sponsors. Order adopted

 

9e.

Request City Manager identify the funding needed to develop a comprehensive vision and roadmap to set the direction of the City’s use of technology. (Wally)

Attachments

Order adopted

 

9f.

Request City Manager consider having public buildings survey to identify improvements in safety, benefiting our employees. (Toomey)

Attachments

Order adopted

 

9g.

Request City Manager conduct a review of the traffic conditions in Godard Memorial Dr. and report to City Council recommendations to reduce speeding. Further, request the Commissioner of Public Works & Parks restore the lights on Godard Memorial Dr. at poles #13, 14, 15, 16, 17 and 19. (Toomey)

Attachments

Order adopted

 

9h.

Request City Manager report on the numbers and types of undomesticated animals reported in the city and reported contacts with humans. (Lukes)

Attachments

Mayor Petty moved to Table the item. Tabled - Petty

 

9i.

Request City Manager request the Commissioner of Public Works & Parks and Police Chief make recommendations to make the corner of Tyson Rd. and Burncoat St. safer. (Rose)

Attachments

Order adopted

 

9j.

Request City Manager explore beautifying the bridge entrance to North Worcester on West Boylston St. by painting the bridge black, planting flowers and installing a "Welcome to Greendale" sign. See attached. (Rose)

Attachments

Councilor Mero-Carlson moved to amend to request the City Manager work with Mass DOT. Councilor Bergman moved to be added as a sponsor and to amend to "request the City Manager consider expanding this request into other city neighborhoods. Order adopted as amended

 

9k.

Request City Manager post a list of resources, such as the suicide hotline, addiction hotline, eating disorder hotline, self harm hotline and depression hotline, for those individuals who struggle clinically around the holiday. See attached (Rose)

Attachments

Order adopted Councilor Rivera requested to suspend the rules to request to be added as a sponsor; Councilor Toomey also made the same request; with support of the other members of Council who were present, the Mayor moved to add all present members of Council as sponsors.

 

10.

COMMUNICATIONS

10a.

City Manager Edward M. Augustus, Jr. transmitting recommendation for City Council's review, consideration and adoption of the salary ordinances to implement the collective bargaining agreement between the city and NEPBA Local 911.

Attachments

Voted to advertise proposed ordinance

 

10b.

City Manager Edward M. Augustus, Jr. transmitting recommendation that One Million Four Hundred Fifty Dollars and No Cents ($1,450,000.00) be appropriated to the Police Department salary and overtime accounts to fund the salary ordinance amendment for Local 911, NEPBA - Police Officers Union.

Attachments

Order adopted on a roll call vote of 10 Yeas and 0 Nays (Lukes absent)

 

11.

REPORTS OF THE COMMITTEE ON ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

11a.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT Upon the Communication of the City Manager recommending adoption of a reorganization plan and ordinance for a change to the name, "Workforce Central" to "Mass Hire.": recommend passage of the accompanying proposed Ordinance

Attachments

Voted to advertise proposed ordinance on a roll call vote of 10 Yeas and 0 Nays (Lukes absent)

 

11b.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT Upon the Communication of the City Manager transmitting informational communication relative to an update of the Worcester Memorial Auditorium: recommend Communication be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

12.

REPORTS OF THE COMMITTEE ON MUNICIPAL OPERATIONS

12a.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON MUNICIPAL OPERATIONS Upon the Communication of the City Manager transmitting informational communication relative to property tax exemptions available: recommend Communication be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

12b.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON MUNICIPAL OPERATIONS Upon the Communication of the City Manager transmitting informational communication relative to information concerning if property values are being inflated through the Assessor’s Office, as properties are being sold far lower than what they are valued at: recommend Communication be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

12c.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON MUNICIPAL OPERATIONS Upon the Communication of the City Clerk transmitting informational communication relative to the "General Conservation Assessment [of the] Worcester City Clerk's Office Paper Collection," as received by Irwin Paper Conversation: recommend Communication be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

12d.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON MUNICIPAL OPERATIONS Upon the Communication of Joseph Connarton, Executive Director of PERAC, transmitting communication relative to the amount required to be appropriated to the city's retirement system for Fiscal Year 2019 which commences July 1, 2018: recommend Communication be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

12e.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON MUNICIPAL OPERATIONS Upon the Chairman's Resolution from the Committee on Education - That the City Council of the City of Worcester does hereby go on record in support of Senate Bill 2506 and House Bill 2042, an act modernizing the foundation budget for the 21st century: recommend Resolution be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

12f.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON MUNICIPAL OPERATIONS Upon the Communication of Mayor Joseph M. Petty forwarding a survey by the Worcester Student Governmental Association (WSGA), which asked current undergraduate and graduate college students in the Worcester consortium about their time as a student living in Worcester, Massachusetts: recommend Communication be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

13.

REPORTS OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS - PART I

13a.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Christopher Tully, Esq on behalf of 496 Hamilton St. LLC request to have the existing drainage easement located at Station 1+73.0 Hamilton St. discontinued and extinguished, as the original drain culvert has been abandoned and replaced with a catch basin and 8" drain which drains into the municipal system located in Hamilton St. and Dallas St.: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order.

Attachments

Accepted and Order adopted on a roll call vote of 10 Yeas and 0 Nays (Lukes absent)

 

13b.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Joseph Simone request abatement of street betterment assessment #25576 in the amount of $13,627.50 for Barrett Ave.: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order to abate in full.

Attachments

Accepted and Order adopted on a roll call vote of 10 Yeas and 0 Nays (Lukes absent)

 

13c.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Elba Hernandez request abatement of street betterment assessment #25600 in the amount of $12,688.49.00 for Willow St.: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order to abate in full.

Attachments

Accepted and Order adopted on a roll call vote of 10 Yeas and 0 Nays (Lukes absent)

 

13d.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Kevin and Amanda Browne request abatement of street betterment assessment #25573 in the amount of $15,000.00 for Barrett Ave.: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order to provide for a partial abatement resulting in a new assessment of $1,315.50.

Attachments

Accepted and Order adopted on a roll call vote of 10 Yeas and 0 Nays (Lukes absent)

 

13e.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Lawrence Hammond request to extend sewer connection on Hamilton St. to service houses next to 496 Hamilton St.: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted

 

13f.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Robert Lambert request sidewalk repair in front of 60 Dick Drive: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted

 

13g.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of David Willens request the repair/replacing of sidewalks on the Boynton St. side of 99 Salisbury St.: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted

 

13h.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Councilor Kathleen M. Toomey request sidewalk repair in front of Union Music, Guertin Graphics and A1 Wholesale Window and Siding on Southbridge St.: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted

 

13i.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Councilor Sarai Rivera request sidewalk repair on the odd side of Marble St.: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted

 

13j.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Deiwson Dos Santos request sidewalk repair in front of 61 Seymour St.: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted

 

13k.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Councilor Kathleen M. Toomey request sidewalk repair in front of the property left of 574 Pleasant St.: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted

 

13l.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Suol Tang request sidewalk repair in front of 38 Bellingham Rd.: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted

 

13m.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Jimmy Georges request sidewalk repair in front of 77 Amherst St.: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted

 

13n.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Robert Konrad request to level water shutoff pipe and repair sidewalk in front of 2 Dixon Avenue: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted

 

13o.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Councilor Matthew E. Wally request sidewalk repair in front of 2 Westview St.: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted

 

13p.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Councilor Sean M. Rose request Sagamore Rd. be repaved from Park Ave. to Whitman Rd.: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted

 

13q.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Councilor Sean M. Rose request repaving of Burncoat St. from Mountain St. East to Apthorp St.: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted

 

13r.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Richard Glasberg request Pocasset Ave. be repaved between Clark St. and Squantum Rd.: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted

 

13s.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Richard Glasberg request Hilda St. be repaved: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted

 

13t.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Councilor Matthew E. Wally, Councilor Morris A. Bergman and Councilor Gary Rosen request Berkmans St. be resurfaced: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted

 

13u.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Councilor Matthew E. Wally request street resurfacing for Reed St.: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted

 

13v.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Councilor Matthew E. Wally request street resurfacing for Geneva St.: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted

 

13w.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Petra and Vijay Kajla request street repair of Navajo Rd., Cheyenne Rd., Mohave Rd. and Westinghouse Parkway: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order to add Navajo Rd. to the Sidewalk Repair List and recommend Petitioner be given leave to withdraw for request for Cheyenne Rd, Mohave Rd. and Westinghouse Pkwy.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted

 

13x.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of William Wyman request Radcliffe St., from Hunnewell Rd. to West Mountain St. be repaved: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted

 

13y.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Matthew LeBlanc request resurface approximate 100 feet in front of 404 Lake Ave.: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted

 

13z.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Councilor George J. Russell request to resurface Upsala St in the vicinity of #42: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted

 

14.

REPORTS OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS - PART II

14a.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Theresa MacLellan request street resurfacing in front of 2 Clarence St.: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted

 

14b.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Evan Corrigan request upper Burncoat St. at the mouth of Mountain St. East be repaved: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted

 

14c.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Jackie Roberts request street repair for the corner of Elizabeth St. and Patch St.: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted

 

14d.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Chairman's Order from Traffic & Parking Committee - Request Standing Committee on Public Works install a guard rail at 566-574 Chandler St. for the purpose of increasing public safety.: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted

 

14e.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Report of the Planning Board Upon the Communication of the City Manager request to remove Allen Court from the Official Map: recommend to accept the recommendation of the Planning Board.

Attachments

Accepted

 

14f.

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 July 31, 2018: recommend Communication be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

14g.

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 September 30, 2018: recommend Communication be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

14h.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Communication of the City Manager transmitting informational communication relative to pretreatment program updates for Winter of 2018/2019: recommend Communication be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

14i.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Communication of the City Manager 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: recommend Communication be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

14j.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Councilor Sean M. Rose request sidewalk repair on Suburban Rd.: recommend Petitioner be given leave to withdraw.

Attachments

Accepted

 

14k.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Jimmy Georges request street repair in front of 77 Amherst St.: recommend Petitioner be given leave to withdraw.

Attachments

Accepted

 

14l.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Councilor Sean M. Rose request Woods Ave. be resurfaced: recommend Petitioner be given leave to withdraw.

Attachments

Accepted

 

14m.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Councilor Matthew E. Wally request street resurfacing for Wentworth St.: recommend Petitioner be given leave to withdraw.

Attachments

Accepted

 

14n.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Councilor Candy Mero-Carlson request Sigourney St. be repaved: recommend Petitioner be given leave to withdraw.

Attachments

Accepted

 

14o.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Shahira Sherzai et al request Crest Circle be resurfaced: recommend Petitioner be given leave to withdraw.

Attachments

Accepted

 

14p.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Donald Huard request street repair on Volkmar Rd., from West Boylston St. to Croydon Rd.: recommend Petitioner be given leave to withdraw.

Attachments

Accepted

 

14q.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petiton of Councilor Matthew E. Wally request to resurface Scenic Dr.: recommend Petitioner be given leave to withdraw.

Attachments

Accepted

 

14r.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Don Bradway request to resurface Amesbury St.: recommend Petitioner be given leave to withdraw.

Attachments

Accepted

 

14s.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Councilor George J. Russell request Cargill Ave. be resurfaced: recommend Petitioner be given leave to withdraw.

Attachments

Accepted

 

15.

REPORTS OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING

15a.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Order of Councilor Matthew E. Wally 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.: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order to install a stop bar, advanced stop sign warning signage and a double yellow line in Paradox Dr., where it intersects with Beaconsfield Rd.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted

 

15b.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Councilor George J. Russell on behalf of Jenna Rovezzi request installation of a crosswalk light in Grafton St. at the corner of Ingleside Ave. and Grafton St., in front of CVS.: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order to install crosswalk advisory sign and advanced crosswalk warning signage in Grafton St. at the corner of Ingleside Ave., in front of CVS.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted

 

15c.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Councilor Khrystian E. King on behalf of Mike Paylor request installation of flashing yellow lights for the crosswalk at the intersection of School St., Summer St., and Laurel St.: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted

 

15d.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Marylin Asare request installation of a "Blind Driveway" sign in front of 40 West Mountain St.: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted

 

15e.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Felix Burgos et al request removal of handicap parking signs in Winslow St.: recommend Petition be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

15f.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Ercilia Carreno request installation of a handicap parking space in front of 47 Orne St.: recommend Petition be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

15g.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Ercilia Carreno request installation of a passenger drop off zone for Monday - Friday 7 a.m. - 9 a.m. & 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. in the vicinity of 47 Orne St.: recommend Petition be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

15h.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Thoma Xhupi request installation of "No Parking Anytime" in front of 325 Pleasant St.: recommend Petition be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

15i.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Councilor Sarai Rivera request installation of "No Parking Anytime" signage in Hawley St. in front of the basketball court: recommend Petition be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

15j.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Maria Tranakas request installation of "No Parking Anytime" signage in front of 4 Loxwood St.: recommend Petition be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

15k.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Rocco Leone request removal of winter parking ban on Belmont St. from Skyline Drive to Picadilly Pub Plaza, at the light: recommend Petition be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

15l.

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

Attachments

Accepted

 

15m.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Elizabeth Agramonte request installation of resident permit parking for Fox St.: recommend Petition be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

15n.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Councilor Konstantina B. Lukes on behalf of Bruce Karlin, MD request police and additional traffic safeguards and controls in front of 108 Grove Street in order to allow elderly and disabled patients to safely cross from the parking lot across Grove Street to 108 Grove Street because they are afraid of oncoming traffic: recommend Petition be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

15o.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Diane Morrone request the installation of traffic calming devices on Greenfield St. and Allston Ave. to prevent speeding: recommend Petition be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

15p.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Councilor Sean Rose on behalf of Marlene Ekstrand request speed limit sign, (Thickly Settled, 30 MPH) be installed inbound on West Mountain St. just past the intersection with Mountainshire Dr.: recommend Petition be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

15q.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Beatriz Sagastibelza on behalf of Jordynline Sanchez request installation of handicap parking space in the vicinity of 16 Wachusett St.: recommend Petition be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

16.

TABLED ITEM

16a.

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

 

17.

BUSINESS UNDER SUSPENSION OF RULES - Items brought forth under suspension at the November 27, 2018 City Council meeting.

17a.

ORDER of Councilor Konstantina B. Lukes - Request City Manager provide City Council with a synopsis of the future plans and needs for providing with safe and sufficient supply of drinking water and further, request said information be made available on the city's website. Item #13a CC Order adopted

 

17b.

ORDER of Councilor Konstantina B. Lukes - Request City Manager provide City Council with a report concerning how the tentative schedule to amend the Worcester Downtown Urban Revitalization Plan would be affected if the MEPA process were challenged. Item #13b CC Order adopted

 

17c.

ORDER of Councilor Gary Rosen - Request City Manager provide City Council with a list of the seven properties that are part of the land taking of the Worcester Downtown Urban Revitalization Plan Amendment #1. Item #13c CC Order adopted

 

17d.

ORDER of Councilor Candy Mero-Carlson – Request City Council set a hearing concerning Amendment #1 of the Downtown Revitalization Plan for December 18, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. Item #13d CC Order adopted

 

17e.

ORDER of Councilor Konstantina B. Lukes - Request City Manager consider taking a full inventory of items that are considered historically significant. Item #13e CC Order adopted