CITY OF WORCESTER

JOURNAL OF THE CITY COUNCIL

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Esther Howland Chamber

Convened: 6:32 P.M.

Adjourned: 8:06 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 Hector De Ycaza, Church of God

2.

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE & STAR SPANGLED BANNER

3.

ROLL CALL - All present with the Mayor as the Chair, except for Councilors Rivera and Toomey. Councilor Toomey arrived at 7:05 P.M.

4.

PROCLAMATIONS, ACKNOWLEDGMENTS, MOMENTS OF SILENCE

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 December 11, 2018.

Attachments

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

 

6.

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

6a.

Mayor Petty recognized the following speaker:
1. Casey Burns, Worcester resident, spoke in favor of #15d CC
2. Leonard Zalauskas, Worcester resident, spoke in favor of #15d CC
3. Elizabeth Sheehan-Castro, Worcester resident, spoke in favor of #15d CC
4. William S. Coleman, III, Worcester resident, spoke in favor of #9.23A CM
5. Steve Fischer, Worcester resident, spoke in favor of #15d CC
6. Jean McMurray, no residence given, spoke in favor of #15d CC
7. En Gilfor, Worcester resident, spoke in favor of #15d CC

 

7.

ELECTION - CITY AUDITOR - TWO YEAR TERM - Mayor Petty moved to nominate Robert V. Stearns to a two year term as City Auditor, Robert V. Stearns elected on a roll call vote of 9 Yeas and 0 Nays (Rivera, Toomey absent).

8.

PETITIONS

8a.

Yvonne Chan request tree removal in front of 11 Frank St.

Attachments

Referred to Department of Public Works & Parks

 

8b.

Daniel Benyam request tree removal in front of 21 Colonial Rd.

Attachments

Referred to Department of Public Works & Parks

 

8c.

Jeffrey Motil request sidewalk resurfacing at 45 Whipple St.

Attachments

Referred to Public Works Committee

 

8d.

Daniel Benyam request sidewalk repair at 21 Colonial Rd.

Attachments

Referred to Public Works Committee

 

8e.

Councilor Sean M. Rose request resurfacing of Dorothy Ave.

Attachments

Referred to Public Works Committee

 

8f.

Rudolfo Rivera request to install handicap parking space in front of 86 Chino Ave.

Attachments

Referred to Traffic and Parking Committee

 

8g.

Andrew and Lijuan Wallen request removal of handicap parking space at 6 Salford St.

Attachments

Referred to Traffic and Parking Committee

 

8h.

Pierce McDonnell request crosswalk be re-installed at the intersection of Grove St. and North St.

Attachments

Referred to Traffic and Parking Committee

 

8i.

Alice Pellerin request No Parking be installed on the Maranda St. side of 720 Grafton St.

Attachments

Referred to Traffic and Parking Committee

 

8j.

Janice Hinson request removal of handicap parking space in front of 5 Berkeley St.

Attachments

Referred to Traffic and Parking Committee

 

8k.

Nancy Garr-Colzie request installation of handicap parking in front of 10 Delaware St.

Attachments

Referred to Traffic and Parking Committee

 

8l.

Councilor Candy Mero-Carlson request installation of a "Blind Driveway" sign for 10 Natural History Dr.

Attachments

Referred to Traffic and Parking Committee

 

8m.

Evan Corrigan request installation of energy efficient LED lights in the Esther Howland Chamber.

Attachments

Referred to City Manager

 

9.

COMMUNICATIONS OF THE CITY MANAGER

 

9.1

APPOINTMENTS
Non-City Council Confirmation
A.

Transmitting informational communication relative to the appointments of Lois Ciuffredo, Michael Dugan, David Hoffman and Francis Trapasso as Constable.

Attachments

Placed on file

 
B.

Transmitting informational communication relative to the appointment of Mary Anne Dube to the Parks and Recreation Commission.

Attachments

Placed on file

 
 

9.2

APPOINTMENTS
City Council Confirmation
 

9.3

DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES
 

9.4

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
A.

Transmitting informational communication regarding Business Improvement Districts.

Attachments

Referred to Economic Development Committee

 
B.

Transmitting informational communication regarding procurement workshops.

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
 

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
A.

Recommend adoption of the proposed Municipal Election Calendar for 2019.

Attachments

Approved on a roll call vote of 9 Yeas and 0 Nays (Rivera, Toomey absent)

 
 

9.24

PUBLIC SCHOOL DEPARTMENT
 

9.25

DEPARTMENT OF TECHNICAL SERVICES
A.

Recommend adoption of an amendment to the revised ordinances relative to permitting of small cell wireless installations in the public right-of-way.

Attachments

Mayor Petty moved to take the Item up with #15c CC. Item taken up with #15c CC. Placed on file

 
 

9.26

DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE
Assessing Division
 

9.27

DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE
Budget Office Division
A.

Transmitting informational communication relative to a financial update for the period ending November 30, 2018.

Attachments

Referred to Municipal Operations Committee

 
 

9.28

DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE
Energy and Asset Management
 

9.29

DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE
Purchasing Division
 

9.30

DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE
Treasury and Collections Division
 

9.31

FINANCE ITEMS
Capital Transfers
A.

Recommend that Two Thousand Three Hundred Ninety Dollars And Nineteen Cents ($2,390.19) be transferred from Account # 91C7804, Citywide Capital Equipment, to Project Account # 34C701, Elder Affairs Equipment.

Attachments

Order adopted on a roll call vote of 9 Yeas and 0 Nays (Rivera, Toomey absent)

 
B.

Recommend that Eighty Seven Thousand Eighty Six Dollars And No Cents ($87,086.00) be transferred from Loan Account # 91C745B, Sewer Reconstruction Program, and be appropriated to Sewer Account # 44C707, Sewer Generators, to allow for payments of contractually obligated commitments regarding the Sewer Generators project.

Attachments

Order adopted on a roll call vote of 9 Yeas and 0 Nays (Rivera, Toomey absent)

 
C.

Recommend that Ten Thousand Four Hundred Fifty Dollars And No Cents ($10,450.00) be transferred from Loan Account # 91C745B, Sewer Reconstruction Program, and be appropriated to Sewer Account # 44C750, Lateral Sewers, to allow for contractually obligated payments associated with current sewer construction projects.

Attachments

Order adopted on a roll call vote of 9 Yeas and 0 Nays (Rivera, Toomey absent)

 
D.

Recommend that Four Hundred Seventy Seven Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($477,000.00) be transferred from Loan Account #91C745B, Sewer Reconstruction Program, and be appropriated to Sewer Account #44C764, Sewer Pumping, to allow for current and anticipated contractually obligated payments associated with pump station improvements.

Attachments

Order adopted on a roll call vote of 9 Yeas and 0 Nays (Rivera, Toomey absent

 
E.

Recommend that Ninety Two Thousand Eight Hundred Twenty Two Dollars And No Cents ($92,822.00) be transferred from Account #75C504, DCU Special District, to Account #75C702, Civic Center Rehabilitation, for costs incurred for the DCU boiler upgrade and for electrical vault design documents.

Attachments

Order adopted on a roll call vote of 9 Yeas and 0 Nays (Rivera, Toomey absent)

 
F.

Recommend that Seventy Six Thousand Seven Hundred Fifty Dollars and No Cents ($76,750.00) be transferred from Loan Account #91C7804 Citywide Capital Equipment, to Project Account #28C701, Inspectional Services Capital Equipment.

Attachments

Order adopted on a roll call vote of 9 Yeas and 0 Nays (Rivera, Toomey absent)

 
G.

Recommend that Forty Two Thousand Five Hundred Sixty Seven Dollars And No Cents ($42,567.00) be transferred from Loan Accounts to Police Department Capital Equipment and Rehabilitation Accounts.

Attachments

Order adopted on a roll call vote of 9 Yeas and 0 Nays (Rivera, Toomey absent)

 
H.

Recommend that Eighty Six Thousand Five Hundred Dollars And No Cents ($86,500.00) be transferred from Account #91C7804, Citywide Capital Equipment, to Account #11C701, EAM Capital Equipment, to cover costs associated with the purchase of a new plow vehicle in preparation for the Winter of 2019.

Attachments

Order adopted on a roll call vote of 9 Yeas and 0 Nays (Rivera, Toomey absent)

 
I.

Recommend that Three Hundred Forty Five Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($345,000.00) be transferred from: Loan Account # 91C702, Land Acquisition ($55,000.00) and Account #91C702A, Water Shed Land Acquisition ($290,000.00), and that the total of ($345,000.00) be appropriated to Account #45C786, Water Shed Land Acquisition, to allow for purchase of land.

Attachments

Order adopted on a roll call vote of 9 Yeas and 0 Nays (Rivera, Toomey absent)

 
J.

Recommend that Thirty Five Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($35,000.00) be transferred from Loan Account # 91C7114, Citywide Building Rehab., and be appropriated to DPW Account # 41C704, Capital Rehab., to allow for the purchase and payment of fencing upgrades on city property.

Attachments

Order adopted on a roll call vote of 9 Yeas and 0 Nays (Rivera, Toomey absent)

 
K.

Recommend that Nine Hundred Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($900,000.00) be transferred from Loan Account # 91C7133A, Water Filtration Plan Mod, and be appropriated to DPW Account # 45C768, Filtration, to allow for current and anticipated contractually obligated payments associated with Water Pump Station and OZONE Equipment upgrades.

Attachments

Order adopted on a roll call vote of 9 Yeas and 0 Nays (Rivera, Toomey absent)

 
L.

Recommend that Two Hundred Fifty Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($250,000.00) be transferred from Loan Account # 91C7134, Water Mains, and be appropriated to DPW Account # 45C722, Water Transmission Mains to allow for current and anticipated contractually obligated payments associated with the Quinapoxet Pipeline Project.

Attachments

Order adopted on a roll call vote of 9 Yeas and 0 Nays (Rivera, Toomey absent)

 
M.

Recommend that Seventy Five Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($75,000.00) be transferred from Loan Account # 91C7134, Water Mains, and be appropriated to DPW Account # 45C720, Water Mains / Clean and Line, to allow for contractually obligated payments associated with water cross connection projects.

Attachments

Order adopted on a roll call vote of 9 Yeas and 0 Nays (Rivera, Toomey absent)

 
N.

Recommend that Two Hundred Seventy Five Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($275,000.00) be transferred from Loan Account # 91C715, Dam Improvements, and be appropriated to DPW Account # 41C707, Dam Safety Regulations, to allow for contractually obligated payments associated repairs to Patch Reservoir Dam.

Attachments

Order adopted on a roll call vote of 9 Yeas and 0 Nays (Rivera, Toomey absent)

 
O.

Recommend that Eighty Six Thousand Four Hundred One Dollars And Thirty Nine Cents ($86,401.39) be transferred from Loan Account # 91C7134, Water Mains, and be appropriated to DPW Account # 45C721, Water Mains, to allow for contractually obligated payments associated with various water construction within the city.

Attachments

Order adopted on a roll call vote of 9 Yeas and 0 Nays (Rivera, Toomey absent)

 
P.

Recommend that Two Hundred Seventy Five Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($275,000.00) be transferred from Loan Account # 91C724B, Traffic Signal Upgrades, and be appropriated to DPW Account # 40C704, Signal Installation, to allow for the payment of current and future obligations.

Attachments

Order adopted on a roll call vote of 9 Yeas and 0 Nays (Rivera, Toomey absent)

 
Q.

Recommend that Four Hundred Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($400,000.00) be transferred from Loan Account #91C724B, Traffic Signal Upgrades, and be appropriated to DPW Account #41C712, Street Lights, to allow for payment of contractually obligated payments associated with street light maintenance and upgrades.

Attachments

Order adopted on a roll call vote of 9 Yeas and 0 Nays (Rivera, Toomey absent)

 
R.

Recommend that Fifty Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($50,000.00) be transferred from Loan Account # 91C732B, Millbury Street Storage Facility, and be appropriated to DPW Account # 44C705, Sewer Capital to allow for contractually obligated payments associated with necessary upgrades to the Sewer buildings.

Attachments

Order adopted on a roll call vote of 9 Yeas and 0 Nays (Rivera, Toomey absent)

 
S.

Recommend that One Hundred Forty Thousand Dollars and No Cents ($140,000.00) be transferred from Loan Account #91C7161A, Union Station Rehabilitation, and be appropriated to Project Account #04C704, Union Station Rehabilitation, to provide funding for ongoing building improvements at Union Station.

Attachments

Order adopted on a roll call vote of 9 Yeas and 0 Nays (Rivera, Toomey absent)

 
T.

Recommend that Five Hundred Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($500,000.00) be transferred from Loan Account #91C784, Park Improvements, and be appropriated to Parks Account #72C70213, South Worcester, to allow for the payment of current and future obligations.

Attachments

Order adopted on a roll call vote of 9 Yeas and 0 Nays (Rivera, Toomey absent)

 
U.

Recommend that One Hundred Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($100,000.00) be transferred from Loan Account #91C784, Park Improvements, and be appropriated to Parks Account #72C70245, Hadwen Park, to allow for the payment of current and future obligations.

Attachments

Order adopted on a roll call vote of 9 Yeas and 0 Nays (Rivera, Toomey absent)

 
V.

Recommend that Seven Hundred Fifty Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($750,000.00) be transferred from Loan Account #91C784, Park Improvements, and be appropriated to Parks Account #72C707, Green Hill Park Infrastructure, to allow for the payment of current contractual obligations.

Attachments

Order adopted on a roll call vote of 9 Yeas and 0 Nays (Rivera, Toomey absent)

 
W.

Recommend that Forty Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($40,000.00) be transferred from Loan Account #91C784, Park Improvements, and be appropriated to Parks Account #72C70235, Blithewood Park, to allow for the payment of current obligations.

Attachments

Order adopted on a roll call vote of 9 Yeas and 0 Nays (Rivera, Toomey absent)

 
X.

Recommend that Thirty Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($30,000.00) be transferred from Loan Account #91C784, Park Improvements, and be appropriated to Parks Account #72C70252, Southgate Street Playground, to allow for the payment of current contractual obligations.

Attachments

Order adopted on a roll call vote of 9 Yeas and 0 Nays (Rivera, Toomey absent)

 
Y.

Recommend that Fifty Two Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($52,000.00) be transferred from Account Loan #91C784, Park Improvements, and be appropriated to Parks Account #72C70244, Betty Price Playground, to allow for the payment of current contractual obligations.

Attachments

Order adopted on a roll call vote of 9 Yeas and 0 Nays (Rivera, Toomey absent)

 
Z.

Recommend that Six Hundred Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($600,000.00) be transferred from Loan Account #91C784, Park Improvements, and be appropriated to Parks Account #72C705, Hope Cemetery, to allow for the payment of current contractual obligations.

Attachments

Order adopted on a roll call vote of 9 Yeas and 0 Nays (Rivera, Toomey absent)

 
AA.

Recommend that Sixty Three Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($63,000.00) be transferred from Loan Account #91C784, Park Improvements, and be appropriated to Parks Account #72C70243, Providence Street Playground, to allow for the payment of current obligations.

Attachments

Order adopted on a roll call vote of 9 Yeas and 0 Nays (Rivera, Toomey absent)

 
BB.

Recommend that Twelve Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($12,000.00) be transferred from Loan Account #91C711C, Parks Building Rehab, and be appropriated to Parks Account #72C703, Building Rehab, to allow for the payment of current obligations associated with Vernon and Hadwen Buildings roof replacement.

Attachments

Order adopted on a roll call vote of 9 Yeas and 0 Nays (Rivera, Toomey absent)

 
CC.

Recommend that Two Hundred Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($200,000.00) be transferred from Loan Account #91C7114, Citywide Building Rehab, and be appropriated to Parks Account #72C70251, Stearns Tavern, to allow for the payment of current contractual obligations.

Attachments

Order adopted on a roll call vote of 9 Yeas and 0 Nays (Rivera, Toomey absent)

 
DD.

Recommend that One Hundred Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($100,000.00) be transferred from Loan Account # 91C737A, Water Meter Replacement, and be appropriated to DPW Account # 45C794, Capital Meter Program, to allow for contractually obligated payments associated with the Water Meter Program.

Attachments

Order adopted on a roll call vote of 9 Yeas and 0 Nays (Rivera, Toomey absent)

 
EE.

Recommend that Five Hundred Fifty Six Thousand Five Hundred Twenty One Dollars And Twenty Six Cents ($556,521.26) be transferred from Loan Account # 91C734A, Sewer Capital Equipment, and be appropriated to DPW Account # 44C704, Sewer Capital Equipment, to allow for the purchase and future payment of Sewer capital equipment items as listed.

Attachments

Order adopted on a roll call vote of 9 Yeas and 0 Nays (Rivera, Toomey absent)

 
FF.

Recommend that One Million One Hundred Nineteen Thousand Seven Hundred Twenty Eight Dollars And Eighty Five Cents ($1,119,728.85) be transferred from Loan Accounts # 91C7412J, Street Resurfacing ($219,728.85) & 91C7413A, Street Resurfacing ($900,000.00), and be appropriated to DPW Account # 41C741, Resurfacing to allow for contractually obligated payments associated with ongoing resurfacing work throughout the City.

Attachments

Order adopted on a roll call vote of 9 Yeas and 0 Nays (Rivera, Toomey absent)

 
GG.

Recommend that Fifty Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($50,000.00) be transferred from Loan Account #91C711C, Parks Building Rehab, to Parks Account #72C70227, Mulcahy Field, to allow for the payment of current contractual obligations associated with Mulcahy Field House renovations.

Attachments

Order adopted on a roll call vote of 9 Yeas and 0 Nays (Rivera, Toomey absent)

 
HH.

Recommend that Twenty Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($20,000.00) be transferred from Loan Account # 91C741F, Guardrail Installations, and be appropriated to DPW Account # 41C798, Guardrails, to allow for contractually obligated payments for work associated with installation and upgrades to street guardrails.

Attachments

Order adopted on a roll call vote of 9 Yeas and 0 Nays (Rivera, Toomey absent)

 
II.

Recommend that One Hundred Fifty Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($150,000.00) be transferred from Loan Account # 91C7413A, Street Resurfacing, and be appropriated to DPW Account # 41C774, Providence, Winthrop & Heywood Streets, to allow for current and anticipated contractual obligations for the resurfacing program improvements in those areas.

Attachments

Order adopted on a roll call vote of 9 Yeas and 0 Nays (Rivera, Toomey absent)

 
JJ.

Recommend that Two Hundred Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($200,000.00) be transferred from Loan Account #91C7413A, Street Resurfacing, and be appropriated to DPW Account #41C792, Grafton Street Improvements, to allow for contractually obligated payments associated with resurfacing work in the Grafton Street area.

Attachments

Order adopted on a roll call vote of 9 Yeas and 0 Nays (Rivera, Toomey absent)

 
KK.

Recommend that Three Hundred Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($300,000.00) be transferred from Loan Account #91C7413A, Street Resurfacing, and be appropriated to DPW Account #41C797, Sidewalk Construction, to allow for contractually obligated payments associated with ongoing improvements to City sidewalks.

Attachments

Order adopted on a roll call vote of 9 Yeas and 0 Nays (Rivera, Toomey absent)

 
LL.

Recommend that Three Hundred Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($300,000.00) be transferred from Loan Account # 91C7413A, Street Resurfacing, and be appropriated to DPW Account # 41C796, Downtown Streets and Sidewalks, to allow for current and anticipated contractually obligated payments associated with resurfacing the downtown streets and sidewalk areas.

Attachments

Order adopted on a roll call vote of 9 Yeas and 0 Nays (Rivera, Toomey absent)

 
MM.

Recommend that Three Million Six Hundred Fifty Seven Thousand Three Hundred Sixty Two Dollars And Eighty Five Cents ($3,657,362.85) be transferred from Loan Account # 91C745B, Sewer Reconstruction Program, and be appropriated to various DPW Accounts as listed to allow for ongoing Sewer Reconstruction Programs.

Attachments

Order adopted on a roll call vote of 9 Yeas and 0 Nays (Rivera, Toomey absent)

 
NN.

Recommend that Thirty Thousand Seven Hundred Sixty Four Dollars And Twenty Six Cents ($30,764.26) be transferred from Citywide Capital Rehab and Capital Equipment accounts, to the Worcester Fire Department Capital Rehab and Capital Equipment accounts.

Attachments

Order adopted on a roll call vote of 9 Yeas and 0 Nays (Rivera, Toomey absent)

 
OO.

Recommend that Four Hundred Nineteen Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($419,000.00) be transferred from Loan Account # 91C7804, Citywide Capital Equipment, and be appropriated to DPW Account # 41C703, DPW Equipment, to allow for the purchase and payment of approved capital equipment.

Attachments

Order adopted on a roll call vote of 9 Yeas and 0 Nays (Rivera, Toomey absent)

 
 

9.32

FINANCE ITEMS
Grants and Donations
A.

Recommend adoption of a resolution to file, accept and expend a grant in the amount of One Hundred Seventy Five Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($175,000.00) from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Department of Conservation & Recreation under the Tree Replanting program.

Attachments

Resolution adopted on a roll call vote of 9 Yeas and 0 Nays (Rivera, Toomey absent)

 
B.

Recommend adoption of a resolution to file, accept and expend a grant in the amount of Fifty Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($50,000.00) from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, Department of Conservation & Recreation under the Coes Pond program.

Attachments

Resolution adopted on a roll call vote of 9 Yeas and 0 Nays (Rivera, Toomey absent)

 
C.

Recommend adoption of a resolution to file, accept and expend a grant in the amount of Seventy Five Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($75,000.00) from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, Department of Conservation & Recreation under the Tree Removal program.

Attachments

Resolution adopted on a roll call vote of 9 Yeas and 0 Nays (Rivera, Toomey absent)

 
D.

Recommend adoption of a resolution to file, accept and expend a grant of up to Seventy Five Thousand Dollars and No Cents ($75,000.00) from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Department of Veterans' Services under the Vietnam Veterans Memorial program.

Attachments

Resolution adopted on a roll call vote of 9 Yeas and 0 Nays (Rivera, Toomey absent)

 
E.

Recommend adoption of a resolution to accept, and expend a grant in the amount of One Thousand Dollars and No Cents ($1,000.00) from the Office of Worcester County District Attorney, under the Drug Forfeiture Community Reinvestment Program Grant to support WPD's AMPP program.

Attachments

Resolution adopted on a roll call vote of 9 Yeas and 0 Nays (Rivera, Toomey absent)

 
F.

Recommend adoption of a resolution to accept with gratitude a donation in the amount of Three Thousand Dollars and No Cents ($3,000.00) made from various donors for the Worcester Police Department's K9 Unit.

Attachments

Resolution adopted with gratitude by on a roll call vote of 9 Yeas and 0 Nays (Rivera, Toomey absent)

 
G.

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 Greater Worcester Community Foundation under the Mini Grant program for the Division of Youth Opportunities.

Attachments

Resolution adopted by on a roll call vote of 9 Yeas and 0 Nays (Rivera, Toomey absent)

 
H.

Recommend adoption of a resolution to apply for, accept and expend funds from the MA Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development Apprenticeship Expansion Innovation grant. The maximum award amount for this one year funding opportunity is Fifty Thousand Dollars and No Cents ($50,000.00).

Attachments

Resolution adopted by on a roll call vote of 9 Yeas and 0 Nays (Rivera, Toomey absent)

 
I.

Recommend adoption of a resolution to accept with gratitude a donation in the amount of Five Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($5,000.00) from Fallon Health for a Food Access Program.

Attachments

Resolution adopted with gratitude by on a roll call vote of 9 Yeas and 0 Nays (Rivera, Toomey absent)

 
 

9.33

FINANCE ITEMS
Operational Transfers
A.

Recommend that Sixty Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($60,000.00) be transferred from Account #663-96000, Health Insurance Fringe Benefits, to Account #260-92000, Fire Ordinary Maintenance, to support the O2X program.

Attachments

Order adopted on a roll call vote of 9 Yeas and 0 Nays (Rivera, Toomey absent)

 
B.

Recommend that Three Hundred Thirteen Thousand Five Hundred Dollars And No Cents ($313,500.00) be transferred from Account #33090, Reserve for Appropriation PEG Access Cable, and be appropriated to the accounts described to provide sufficient funding for the Cable Services for the third quarter Fiscal Year 2019.

Attachments

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

 
C.

Recommend that One Hundred Twenty Eight Thousand Seven Hundred Sixty Six Dollars And Five Cents ($128,766.05) be transferred from Sewer Account #440-91000, Salaries, and be appropriated to Sewer Account #440-97201, Overtime, to allow for overtime costs for the winter months.

Attachments

Order adopted on a roll call vote of 9 Yeas and 0 Nays (Rivera, Toomey absent)

 
 

9.34

FINANCE ITEMS
Prior Year
A.

Respectfully request authorization to process prior year payroll expenses, Motor Vehicle Appraiser Stipend, in the Amount of Two Hundred Sixty Dollars and No Cents ($260.00).

Attachments

Order adopted on a roll call vote of 9 Yeas and 0 Nays (Rivera, Toomey absent)

 
 

9.35

FINANCE
Loan Orders
A.

Recommend adoption of a Loan Order in the amount of Two Million Dollars and No Cents ($2,000,000.00) to fund the Union Station Cannabis Commission Fit Out.

Attachments

Councilor Wally moved to recuse himself from the item and left the room. Voted to advertised proposed Loan Order on a roll call vote of 9 Yeas and 0 Nays (Rivera absent)

 
 

9.36

MISCELLANEOUS AGENDA TRANSMITTALS
10.

CHAIRMAN'S ORDERS

10a.

FROM THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING - Request City Manager request Police Chief provide increased corner clearance traffic enforcement in Institute Rd. at the corner of Westland St.

Attachments

Order adopted

 

10b.

FROM THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING - Request City Manager request Police Chief provide increased driveway clearance traffic enforcement at 340 May St.

Attachments

Order adopted

 

10c.

FROM THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING - Request City Manager request Police Chief provide increased speed enforcement in the vicinity of 108 Richmond Ave.

Attachments

Order adopted

 

11.

ORDERS

11a.

Request City Manager provide City Council with an update concerning a previous Order looking at implementing best practices used by other communities to reduce litter created from miniature alcohol bottles or, “nips.” (Rivera)

Attachments

Mayor Petty moved to Table the Item Under Privilege. Tabled Under Privilege - Petty

 

11b.

Request City Manager request the Commissioner of Public Works & Parks to provide a report forthwith to City Council regarding DPW’s policy/practice as it related to the “ice event” that occurred on the morning of December 28, 2018, particularly: 1) what weather information was received and when, regarding the probability of an “ice event” in the early AM hours; 2) the decision making process regarding mobilizing individuals and vehicles/equipment for sanding/salting operations; 3) whether or not the number of individuals and pieces of vehicles/equipment was sufficient for sanding/salting operations; and 4) whether or not prior police accident reports for “ice event” days are reviewed and what impact, if any, do they have on the street prioritization of sand/salt application(s). (Bergman)

Attachments

Order adopted

 

11c.

Request City Manager draft an ordinance that allows the City to collect a local 6% tax on short term rentals under the new state law effective this year. Further, said new revenue should be used to reduce current property taxes. (Russell)

Attachments

Councilor Rose moved to add his name as a sponsor. Councilor Wally moved to add his name as a sponsor. Order adopted

 

11d.

Request City Manager look into the feasibility of reserving additional parking spaces in the parking lot under the I-290 Bridge near Grafton St. for use during the construction of the ballpark project and later for use by businesses in the Canal District. (Mero-Carlson)

Attachments

Order adopted

 

11e.

Request City Manager provide City Council with a report detailing the process that is used for ticketing properties that have consistent problems with litter. Further, request City Manager provide City Council with information concerning the follow up strategies that are used to ensure the litter on said properties is cleaned up. Further, request City Manager provide City Council with a report outlining which properties have been fined for their litter that can be used for information at neighborhood meetings. (Rivera)

Attachments

Mayor Petty moved to Table the Item Under Privilege. Tabled Under Privilege - Petty

 

11f.

Request City Manager work with Massachusetts DOT to address the graffiti on the overpass of I-190 as motorists enter North Worcester. (Rose)

Attachments

Councilor Toomey moved to add her name as a sponsor. Order adopted

 

11g.

Request City Manager place on the city website the list of events taking place in Worcester to celebrate Black History Month. Further, request City Manager provide City Council with an update concerning the city’s ongoing efforts to document and edify Worcester’s Black History. (King)

Attachments

Councilor King moved to send the first portion of his request to the City Manager. Councilor King's motion to, "Request City Manager place on the city website the list of events taking place in Worcester to celebrate Black History Month," adopted. Councilor King moved to Table the second portion of his request Under Privilege. Councilor King's motion to, "Request City Manager provide City Council with an update concerning the city's ongoing efforts to document and edify Worcester's Black History," Tabled Under Privilege - King.

 

11h.

Request City Manager provide City Council with an update concerning providing live feeds of City Council meetings, Standing Committee meetings, emergency communications and other appropriate events to social media (such as Facebook and Twitter) in an effort to increase government transparency. Further, request City Manager include in said update information concerning whether the city can also use live feed features to post during events outside of City Hall such as Pow Wow! (King)

Attachments

Order adopted

 

11i.

Request City Manager provide City Council with an update with respect to the current efforts and realizations of the recommendations made by City Manager’s Task Force for Sustaining Housing First Solutions that includes information concerning the status of the task force and Coordinating Council as a means to improve upon Data Systems, Housing Supply, and Crises Responsiveness as well as including information concerning how far along the city is in implementing an ongoing communications plan, including an annual report, to inform the public about the state of homelessness and the progress being made to achieve and sustain “functional zero.” Further, request City Manager include in said reports the successes and challenges of attempts by the City and the Coordinating Council in efforts to assist in identifying sources of capital for the development of housing for the chronic homeless, including the enhancement of a Worcester-based low interest loan fund. (King)

Attachments

Order adopted

 

11j.

Request City Manager provide City Council with a delineation of data mirroring the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)’s released data (see attachment) from the 2018 National Point-in-Time homelessness count, as there was a 14.2% increase in the number of people counted as experiencing homelessness in 2018 over 2017 in Massachusetts. (King)

Attachments

Order adopted

 

12.

COMMUNICATION

12a.

Joseph Connarton, Executive Director of PERAC, transmitting communication relative to the amount to be appropriated to the city's retirement system for Fiscal Year 2020 which commences July 1, 2019.

Attachments

Referred to Municipal Operations Committee

 

13.

REPORTS OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING - PART I

13a.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Margaret Donahue request handicap parking space be removed in front of 4 Anderson Ave.: recommend passage of the accompanying proposed Ordinance.

Attachments

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

 

13b.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Muktor Yusuf on behalf of Musse Saredo Ahmed request installation of a handicap parking space in front of 119 Chino Ave.: recommend passage of the accompanying proposed Ordinance.

Attachments

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

 

13c.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Teresa Smith request removal of handicap parking space in front of 13 Whipple St.: recommend passage of the accompanying proposed Ordinance.

Attachments

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

 

13d.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Rebecca Vailfont request installation of an additional handicap parking space in front of 21 May St.: recommend passage of the accompanying proposed Ordinance.

Attachments

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

 

13e.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Gerald Scher request to remove a handicap parking space at 77 Chatham St.: recommend passage of the accompanying proposed Ordinance.

Attachments

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

 

13f.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Rita Salman request installation of handicap parking in the vicinity of 5 Townsend St.: recommend passage of the accompanying proposed Ordinance.

Attachments

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

 

13g.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Jennifer LaCroix, Executive Director Tatnuck Park request "No Parking Here to Corner" signage outside entrance/exit of Assisted Living community located at 340 May St.: recommend passage of the accompanying proposed Ordinance.

Attachments

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

 

13h.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Craig and Monalisa Burns requests installation of Resident Permit Parking on Catharine St., from Channing St. to Hooper St.: recommend passage of the accompanying proposed Ordinance.

Attachments

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

 

13i.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Councilor Sarai Rivera request installation of a stop sign at the intersection of Hawthorne St. and Woodland St.:recommend passage of the accompanying proposed Ordinance.

Attachments

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

 

13j.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Janice Hinson request to reverse the winter parking ban on Berkeley St. to allow parking on the odd side of the street.: recommend passage of the accompanying proposed Ordinance.

Attachments

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

 

13k.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Petition of Ryan Mancini request installation of a Dead End sign for Eastham St. to prevent vehicles from entering the driveway on the private portion at the end of the street. Further, request a sign be installed on Hamilton St. directing vehicles to Orner St. located at North High School.: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted

 

13l.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Petition of Councilor Candy Mero-Carlson request speed enforcement in the area around Shaffner St., McKinley Rd. and Sturgis St. : recommend adoption of the accompanying Order.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted

 

13m.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Stephan and Pamela Williams request no parking signs on Institute Rd. at each corner of Westland St.: recommend Petition be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

13n.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Councilor Candy Mero-Carlson on behalf of Sue Ann Goodwin request installation of “No Parking Anytime” signage on the inner portion of the island in Institute Rd. between West St. and Boynton St.: recommend Petition be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

13o.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Chantel Ferguson request to change the Winter Parking Ban from the even side to the odd side of Johnson St.: recommend Petition be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

13p.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Councilor Sean M. Rose request installation of a four way stop sign at the intersection of Squantum St. and Longmeadow Ave.: recommend Petition be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

13q.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Vincent Bertolino of Grandis Realty Management request installation of a loading zone in front of 34 Portland St.: recommend Petition be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

13r.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Councilor Gary Rosen on behalf of Sandy Meltzer request installation of “Hidden Driveway” signage in front of 108 Richmond Ave., warning motorists of two upcoming hidden driveways.: recommend Petition be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

13s.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Councilor Gary Rosen on behalf of Sandy Meltzer request installation of a sign warning of two upcoming hidden driveways in front of 108 Richmond Ave.: recommend Petition be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

13t.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Councilor Gary Rosen request installation of a left turn arrow at the Chandler St./Mill St. intersection to allow an unimpeded turn from Chandler St. on to Mill St. to eliminate backup of the left lane of traffic traveling down Chandler St. toward Tatnuck Square.: recommend Petition be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

14.

LOAN ORDER TO BE ADOPTED

14a.

That the balance of Eight Hundred Fifty Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($850,000.00) from the Loan Order totaling One Million Dollars ($1,000,000.00) authorized by the City Council on June 10, 2014 and appropriated to Account #91C793A, Golf Rehabilitation, to fund costs associated with Golf Building Rehabilitation projects, including the costs incidental and related thereto is hereby rescinded in it’s entirety; BE IT FURTHER ORDERED: That the sum of Eight Hundred Fifty Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($850,000.00) be appropriated to Account #91C7934, Golf Improvements, to pay for costs associated with Golf Improvements, including the costs incidental and related thereto, and that to meet this appropriation the City Treasurer, with the approval of the City Manager is hereby authorized to borrow the sum of under and pursuant to Chapter 44, Section 8, Clause (15) of the General Laws, as amended and supplemented, or any other enabling authority, and to issue bonds or notes of the City therefore. Any premium received by the City upon the sale of any bonds or notes approved by this vote, less any such premium applied to the payment of the costs of issuance of such bonds or notes, may be applied to the payment of costs approved by this vote in accordance with Chapter 44, Section 20 of the General Laws, thereby reducing the amount authorized to be borrowed to pay such costs by a like amount.

Attachments

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

 

15.

TO BE ORDAINED

15a.

Amending the Salary Ordinance Of August 20, 1996 Occupational Group B - General Administrative (Snow Customer Service Representative)

Attachments

Ordained on a roll call vote of 10 Yeas and 0 Nays (Rivera absent)

 

15b.

Amending the Salary Ordinance Of August 20, 1996 Occupational Group P - Foreman And Supervisor (Snow Operations Inspector, Supervisor and Coordinator)

Attachments

Ordained on a roll call vote of 10 Yeas and 0 Nays (Rivera absent)

 

15c.

Amending Chapter 12 of the Revised Ordinances of 2018 by adding a new Section to Relative to the Small Wireless Facilities in the Public Rights-of-way.

Attachments

Mayor Petty moved to amend the proposed Ordinance by adding the words, "or any structure," after the words, "utility pole," in section 29(i). Ordained as amended on a roll call vote of 9 Yeas and 0 Nays (Rivera, Toomey absent)

 

15d.

Amending the Worcester Zoning Ordinance Adopted April 2, 1991, Relative to Urban Agriculture

Attachments

Ordained on a roll call vote of 9 Yeas and 0 Nays (Rivera, Toomey absent)

 

15e.

Amending Section 2 Article III Of The Worcester Zoning Ordinance Adopted April 2, 1991 Relative To A Zone Change Of A Portion Of The Property Located At 37 Fruit Street Also Known As 59 Williams Street

Attachments

Ordained on a roll call vote of 10 Yeas and 0 Nays (Rivera absent)

 

15f.

Amending Section 42 Of Chapter 13 Of The Revised Ordinance Of 2008 To Rescind Handicap Parking In Front Of 14 Ayrshire Road

Attachments

Ordained on a roll call vote of 10 Yeas and 0 Nays (Rivera absent)

 

15g.

Amending Section 42 Of Chapter 13 Of The Revised Ordinances Of 2008 To Provide Handicap Parking In Front Of 81 Bellevue Street

Attachments

Ordained on a roll call vote of 10 Yeas and 0 Nays (Rivera absent)

 

15h.

Amending Section 42 Of Chapter 13 Of The Revised Ordinances Of 2008 To Provide Handicap Parking Across From 36 Gates Street

Attachments

Ordained on a roll call vote of 10 Yeas and 0 Nays (Rivera absent)

 

15i.

Amending Section 42 Of Chapter 13 Of The Revised Ordinances Of 2008 To Provide Handicap Parking In Front Of 5 Winchester Avenue

Attachments

Ordained on a roll call vote of 10 Yeas and 0 Nays (Rivera absent)

 

15j.

Amending Section 42 Of Chapter 13 Of The Revised Ordinances Of 2008 To Provide Handicap Parking On Seymour Street Adjacent To 229 Millbury Street

Attachments

Ordained on a roll call vote of 10 Yeas and 0 Nays (Rivera absent)

 

15k.

Amending Section 42 Of Chapter 13 Of The Revised Ordinances Of 2008 To Provide Handicap Parking In Front 30 Northampton Street

Attachments

Ordained on a roll call vote of 10 Yeas and 0 Nays (Rivera absent)

 

15l.

Amending Section 42 Of Chapter 13 Of The Revised Ordinances Of 2008 To Provide Handicap Parking In Front Of 10 Vale Street

Attachments

Ordained on a roll call vote of 10 Yeas and 0 Nays (Rivera absent)

 

15m.

Amending Section 42 Of Chapter 13 Of The Revised Ordinances Of 2008 To Amend No Parking On Merrick Street

Attachments

Ordained on a roll call vote of 10 Yeas and 0 Nays (Rivera absent)

 

15n.

Amending Section 42 Of Chapter 13 Of The Revised Ordinances Of 2008 To Install No Parking 8am To 9am And 2:30pm To 3:30pm On Mower Street

Attachments

Ordained on a roll call vote of 10 Yeas and 0 Nays (Rivera absent)

 

15o.

Amending Section 43 Of Chapter 13 Of The Revised Ordinances Of 2008 To Amend The Winter Parking Ban On Rydal Street

Attachments

Ordained on a roll call vote of 10 Yeas and 0 Nays (Rivera absent)

 

15p.

Amending Section 29 Of Chapter 13 Of The Revised Ordinances Of 2008 Providing For Stop Sign On Nebraska Street At Muskeego Street

Attachments

Ordained on a roll call vote of 10 Yeas and 0 Nays (Rivera absent)

 

16.

TABLED UNDER PRIVILEGE

16a.

ORDER of Councilor Gary Rosen - Request City Manager report to City Council regarding the progress being made on establishing a Worcester Fire Fighters' Museum and Education Center at Union Station by December 3, 2019, the 20th anniversary of the 1999 Worcester Cold Storage and Warehouse Co. fire. (Tabled Under Privilege - Rosen December 18, 2018)

Attachments

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

 

17.

TABLED ITEMS

17a.

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

 

17b.

ORDER of Councilor Kontantina B. Lukes - Request City Manager report on the numbers and types of undomesticated animals reported in the city and reported contacts with humans. (Tabled - Petty December 4, 2018)

Attachments

Councilor Lukes moved to take the Item off the Table. Taken off the Table on a roll call vote of 10 Yeas and 0 Nays (Rivera absent). Order adopted

 

18.

BUSINESS UNDER SUSPENSION OF RULES - Items brought forth under suspension at the December 18, 2018 City Council meeting.

18a.

ORDER of Councilor Konstantina B. Lukes – Request City Manager provide City Council with a report outlining the process for taking parcels by eminent domain and any costs associated with such a process. – Item #20a CC Order adopted

 

18b.

ORDER of Mayor Joseph M. Petty – Request City Manager notify the twenty-five (25) properties and their owners that are not going to be taken as part of the Downtown Urban Revitalization Plan Amendment #1. Further, request City Manager include the Southeast Asian Coalition in their notification process. – Item #20b CC Order adopted as amended

 

18c.

ORDER of Councilor Khrystian E. King – Request City Manager work with his intergovernmental team to update City Council concerning what type of engagements the City are having concerning the foundational budget formula with the State Delegation. – Item #20c CC Order adopted

 

18d.

ORDER of Councilor Konstantina B. Lukes – Request City Manager request City Solicitor provide City Council with a legal opinion regarding the practice of voting to advertise a proposed ordinance when said proposed ordinance’s final edits are completed before being reported to City Council. – Item #20d CC Order adopted

 

19.

NEW BUSINESS UNDER SUSPENSION OF RULES - Items brought forth under suspension at the January 8, 2019 City Council meeting.

19a.

Motion Lukes @ #9.35A CM – Request City Manager provide City Council with a report concerning using the revenue of medical marijuana establishments as a means to estimate the excise taxes that will be assessed to those establishments moving forward, per the city’s host agreements with each establishment.

Attachments

Order adopted

 

19b.

Motion Lukes @ #9.35A CM – Request City Auditor provide City Council with a detailed breakdown of the specific expenses generated from the Worcester Redevelopment Authority (WRA).

Attachments

Order adopted

 

19c.

Motion Toomey @ #11f CC – Request City Manager provide City Council with an update concerning signage being put up upon entering the city.

Attachments

Order adopted

 

19d.

Motion King @ #11j CC – Request City Manager provide City Council with the Governor Charlie Baker’s administration’s response to the HUD report concerning the 2018 National Point-in-Time homelessness count. Further, request City Manager provide City Council with a report concerning how the city plans to access funds allocated by the State dedicated to homelessness issues.

Attachments

Order adopted

 

19e.

Motion King @ #11j CC – Request City Manager explore any engagements between those involved with Urban Agriculture and those involved with issues regarding the city’s homeless population.

Attachments

Order adopted

 

19f.

Motion Petty – Suspension of Rules – Request City Manager provide City Council with a report concerning the impact the federal government shutdown has in the city of Worcester, with specific information concerning housing imbursements and Union Station repairs.

Attachments

Order adopted

 

19g.

Motion Rosen – Suspension of Rules – Request City Manager post a link to the, “Chronicle – What’s Up With Worcester?” story to the city’s website.

Attachments

Order adopted