CITY OF WORCESTER

JOURNAL OF THE CITY COUNCIL

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Esther Howland Chamber

Convened: 6:30 P.M.

Adjourned: 9:33 P.M.


Mayor
Joseph M. Petty

 

www.worcesterma.gov

City Manager
Edward M. Augustus, Jr.

City Auditor
Robert V. Stearns

Councilors

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

City Hall - 455 Main Street Worcester, Massachusetts


1.

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

2.

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE & STAR SPANGLED BANNER

3.

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

4.

PROCLAMATIONS, ACKNOWLEDGMENTS, MOMENTS OF SILENCE

4a.

Mayor Petty read a Proclamation declaring April 22, 2019 as Earth Day in the City of Worcester. The Proclamation was presented to Patrick Benovsky, who spoke regarding Earth Day celebrations.

 

4b.

Mayor Petty read a Proclamation declaring the week of April 22, 2019 to April 29, 2019 as Positive Youth Development Professionals Appreciation Week in the City of Worcester. The Proclamation was presented to Raquel Castro-Corazzini, Katherine Esparza and Osaghale Aisabohni of the city’s Youth Services Division.

 

5.

APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES

5a.

Order - That the City Council of the City of Worcester hereby approves the minutes of the City Council Meeting of April 2, 2019.

Attachments

Order adopted

 

6.

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

6a.

Mayor Petty recognized the following speakers:
1. Leah Garabedian, Northbridge resident, spoke in regards to the Invocation, #1 CC, remembering the Armenian Genocide
2. Jesus Rivera, Worcester resident, spoke in support of #8m CC
3. Evan Corrigan, Worcester resident, spoke in favor of #8a CC and #8l CC
4. Gabriel Cohen-Winnick, Rhode Island resident, spoke in favor of #8m CC
5. Idella Hazard, Worcester resident, spoke in favor of #8m CC
6. Kevin Lynch, Worcester resident, spoke in favor of #8m CC
7. Justin Vega, Worcester resident, spoke in favor of #8m CC
8. William S. Coleman, III, Worcester resident, spoke in favor of #8m CC
9. Jo Hart, Worcester resident, spoke in favor of #8m CC
10. Wahya Wolfpaw, Worcester resident, spoke in favor of #8m CC
11. Walter Burns, Worcester resident, spoke in favor of #8m CC
12. Susan Burns, Worcester resident, spoke in favor of #8m CC

 

7.

HEARING & ORDER

7a.

CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS for a conduit location at: DOLLY DRIVE Granting permission to CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS for a conduit location at: DOLLY DRIVE

Attachments

Granted Leave to Withdraw at the request of the Petitioner

 

8.

PETITIONS

8a.

Evan Corrigan request Inwood Rd. be resurfaced.

Attachments

Referred to Public Works Committee

 

8b.

Councilor George J. Russell request installation of missing or damaged sidewalks on Palm St.

Attachments

Referred to Public Works Committee

 

8c.

Councilor Candy Mero-Carlson and Councilor Morris A. Bergman request City Council authorize and request the City Manager to designate the parcel of land adjacent to 1 West Boylston Dr. that includes the sound barrier as a community garden and provide water service in accordance with the Department of Public Works and Parks’ Policy for Providing Water for Community Gardens.

Attachments

Referred to Public Works Committee

 

8d.

Councilor Candy Mero-Carlson and Councilor Morris A. Bergman request City Council authorize and request the City Manager to provide water service in accordance with Department of Public Works and Parks’ policy for the land adjacent to 1 West Boylston Dr. where the War Memorial for Vietnam, Southeast Asia, Korea and WWII is located.

Attachments

Referred to Public Works Committee

 

8e.

Councilor Sean M. Rose request sidewalks on Country Club Blvd. be repaired and made ADA compliant from Lincoln St. to Harpers Fy on the Pleasant Valley Dr. side.

Attachments

Referred to Public Works Committee

 

8f.

Jesus Huertas et al request installation of a handicap parking space in front of 20 Blossom St.

Attachments

Referred to Traffic and Parking Committee

 

8g.

Doreen Bartkiewicz request handicap parking space at the corner of Seymour St. and Millbury St. be removed.

Attachments

Referred to Traffic and Parking Committee

 

8h.

Victoria Rodriguez on behalf of Abdeilis Lopez Rodriguez request installation of a handicap parking space in front of 183 Austin St.

Attachments

Referred to Traffic and Parking Committee

 

8i.

Mohammed Abdullah request installation of a handicap parking space in front of 87 Chino Ave.

Attachments

Referred to Traffic and Parking Committee

 

8j.

Councilor Sarai Rivera request installation of a crosswalk across Woodland St. near 155 Woodland St.

Attachments

Referred to Traffic and Parking Committee

 

8k.

CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS for a conduit location at: 29 DOLLY DRIVE

Attachments

Councilor Russell moved to be recused from the Item and left the room. Hearing set for April 30, 2019 at 6:30 P.M.

 

8l.

Evan Corrigan request City Council resolve itself to support the statewide effort to ban single-use plastic bags in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Attachments

Placed on file

 

8m.

Kevin Lynch, Executive Director of E.P.O.C.A. (Ex-prisoners and Prisoners Organizing for Community Advancement) and Justin Vega request City Council progressively address and fund a needed multipurpose homeless center modeling the successful center built in Springfield called FOH (Friends of the Homeless). Further, request City Council conduct a full audit of the SMOC and City of Worcester contract obligations.

Attachments

Referred to City Manager

 

9.

COMMUNICATIONS OF THE CITY MANAGER

 

9.1

APPOINTMENTS
Non-City Council Confirmation
 

9.2

APPOINTMENTS
City Council Confirmation
A.

Recommend reappointment of David Minasian to the Worcester Redevelopment Authority.

Attachments

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

 
 

9.3

DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES
 

9.4

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
A.

Transmitting informational communication relative to the City of Worcester’s Federal Grant Management protocols.

Attachments

Referred to Municipal Operations Committee

 
B.

Request City Council's review, deliberation and adoption of the attached proposed zoning ordinance map amendment regarding the redevelopment of land for a new baseball park.

Attachments

Councilor Wally moved to be recused from the Item and left the room. Referred to Planning Board

 
 

9.5

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS AND PARKS
Administration Division
A.

Transmitting informational communication relative to the FY20 water and sewer rate recommendation.

Attachments

Referred to Public Works Committee

 
 

9.6

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS AND PARKS
Engineering and Architectural Services Division
 

9.7

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS AND PARKS
Operations Division
A.

Transmitting informational communication relative to the 2019 Spring Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event.

Attachments

Placed on file

 
 

9.8

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS AND PARKS
Parks Division
A.

Transmitting informational communication relative to an invitation to celebrate Arbor Day on Friday, April 26, 2019 at 10 a.m. on the Worcester Common.

Attachments

Placed on file

 
B.

Recommend approval to solicit a contract for Green Hill Golf Course maintenance and golf cart lease.

Attachments

Order adopted on a roll call vote of 10 Yeas and 1 Nay (Nay - Lukes)

 
 

9.9

FIRE DEPARTMENT
 

9.10

POLICE DEPARTMENT
A.

Transmitting informational communication relative to the 2018 Crime Statistics.

Attachments

Referred to Public Safety Committee

 
 

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
 

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
A.

Transmitting informational communication relative to additional Energy Efficiency Projects Proposal.Refer to CCM Item 9.35Y

Attachments

Placed on file

 
 

9.28

DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE
Purchasing Division
 

9.29

DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE
Treasury and Collections Division
 

9.30

DEPARTMENT OF TECHNICAL SERVICES
 

9.31

FINANCE ITEMS
Capital Transfers
A.

Recommend that Three Hundred Fifty Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($350,000.00) be transferred from Loan Account # 91C784R, Crow Hill Cap, and be appropriated to DPW Account # 41C717, Crow Hill, to allow for contractual obligations associated with Crow Hill.

Attachments

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

 
B.

Recommend that Fifty Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($50,000.00) be transferred from Loan Account #91C741E, Bridge Rehab, and be appropriated to DPW Account #41C721, Bridges, to allow for current and anticipated commitments associated with Bridge Rehabilitation.

Attachments

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

 
C.

Recommend that Three Hundred Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($300,000.00) be transferred from Loan Account # 91C741C, Private Street Conversion, and be appropriated to DPW Account # 41C768, Private Street Conversion, to allow for current and anticipated contractually obligated payments associated with Private Street Conversion.

Attachments

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

 
D.

Recommend that Two Hundred Seven Thousand Eight Hundred Dollars And No Cents ($207,800.00) be transferred from Loan Account # 91C735A, Sewer Building Rehab, and be appropriated to DPW Account # 44C705, Sewer Capital Outlay, to allow for current and anticipated rehabilitation and improvements to sewer facilities.

Attachments

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

 
E.

Recommend that Eight Hundred Three Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($803,000.00) be transferred from Loan Account # 91C732, Water Building Rehab, and be appropriated to DPW Account # 45C768, Water Filtration, to allow for current and anticipated contractually obligated payments associated with the Water Pump Station and associated projects.

Attachments

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

 
F.

Recommend that Fifty Five Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($55,000.00) be transferred from Loan Account # 91C713F, Water Mains, and be appropriated to DPW Account # 45C720, Water Mains / Clean and Line, to allow for contractually obligated payments associated with the water cross connection projects.

Attachments

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

 
G.

Recommend that One Hundred Twenty Five Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($125,000.00) be transferred from Loan Account # 91C745I, Green Island, and be appropriated to DPW Account # 44C778, Green Island Flood Control, to allow for contractual obligations associated with engineering services for storm water improvements in the Green Island area.

Attachments

Order adopted on a roll call vote of 10 Yeas and 0 Nays (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 Five Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($5,000.00) from the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency under the FY2018 State Homeland Security Grant Program- Citizen Corps Program (SHSP-CCP).

Attachments

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

 
B.

Recommend adoption of a resolution to file, accept and expend a grant in the amount of Ninety Five Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($95,000.00) from the MA Attorney Generals Office under the Local Consumer Aid Fund Program.

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 Forty Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($40,000.00) from the Mass Port 2019 Community Summer Jobs Grant program.

Attachments

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

 
D.

Recommend adoption of a resolution to accept with gratitude an in-kind donation of twenty (20) body-worn cameras and accessories with a monetary value in the amount of Thirty Three Thousand One Hundred Seventy Four Dollars And No Cents ($33,174.00) from Axon for the Worcester Police Department's body-worn cameras Pilot Program.

Attachments

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

 
 

9.33

FINANCE ITEMS
Operational Transfers
A.

Recommend that One Thousand Eight Hundred Eighty Dollars And No Cents ($1,880.00) be transferred from Account # 3312-92401, Office of Veterans Service Ordinary Maintenance, to Account # 3312-93301, Office of Veterans Service Capital Outlay, in order to purchase a laptop.

Attachments

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

 
B.

Recommend that Twenty Five Thousand Four Hundred Fifty Seven Dollars And Twenty Five Cents ($25,457.25) be transferred from Account #260-91000, Worcester Fire Department Salaries, to Account #260-92000, Worcester Fire Department Ordinary Maintenance, to cover unforeseen expenses to repair Ladder 4.

Attachments

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

 
C.

Recommend that One Thousand Eight Hundred Eighty Dollars And No Cents ($1,880.00) be transferred from Account #3311-92000, Office of Human Rights and Disabilities Ordinary Maintenance, to Account #3311-93000, Office of Human Rights and Disabilities Capital Outlay, for the purchase of a laptop for the consumer rights program.

Attachments

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

 
D.

Recommend that Forty Five Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($45,000.00) be transferred from Account #280-91098, Inspectional Services Salaries to Account #280-92000, Inspectional Services Ordinary Maintenance, which will cover additional interdepartmental charges prior to year end due to unforeseen fleet maintenance expenses and unexpected safety demolition costs.

Attachments

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

 
E.

Recommend that Three Hundred Fifty Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($350,000.00) be transferred from DPW Account # 450-91000, Water Salaries, and be appropriated to DPW Account # 450-92000, Water Ordinary Maintenance, to cover anticipated expenses for the remainder of the fiscal year.

Attachments

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

 
 

9.34

FINANCE ITEMS
Prior Year
A.

Recommend that Forty Three Thousand One Hundred Eighty Five Dollars And Eight Cents ($43,185.08) in FY19 Sewer funding from DPW Account # 44012212-92000 be utilized for payment of prior year invoices from R.H. White for work completed for the Sewer division.

Attachments

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

 
 

9.35

FINANCE
Loan Orders
A.

Recommend the adoption of a Loan Order in the amount of One Million Two Hundred Fifty Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($1,250,000.00) be appropriated to Account #91C741E, Bridge Rehabilitation.

Attachments

Councilor Wally moved to be recused from the Item and left the room. Voted to advertised proposed Loan Order on a roll call vote of 10 Yeas and 0 Nays (Wally absent)

 
B.

Recommend the adoption of a Loan Order in the amount of Nine Hundred Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($900,000.00) be appropriated to Account #91C715A, Dam Improvements.

Attachments

Councilor Wally moved to be recused from the Item and left the room. Voted to advertised proposed Loan Order on a roll call vote of 10 Yeas and 0 Nays (Wally absent)

 
C.

Recommend the adoption of a Loan Order in the amount of Fifty Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($50,000.00) be appropriated to Account #91C741F, Guardrails.

Attachments

Councilor Wally moved to be recused from the Item and left the room. Voted to advertised proposed Loan Order on a roll call vote of 10 Yeas and 0 Nays (Wally absent)

 
D.

Recommend the adoption of a Loan Order in the amount of Seven Hundred Fifty Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($750,000.00) be appropriated to Account #91C756, Landfill Improvements.

Attachments

Councilor Wally moved to be recused from the Item and left the room. Voted to advertised proposed Loan Order on a roll call vote of 10 Yeas and 0 Nays (Wally absent)

 
E.

Recommend the adoption of a Loan Order in the amount of Seven Million Five Hundred Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($7,500,000.00) be appropriated to Account #91C711F, Building Rehabilitation Library.

Attachments

Councilor Wally moved to be recused from the Item and left the room. Voted to advertised proposed Loan Order on a roll call vote of 10 Yeas and 0 Nays (Wally absent)

 
F.

Recommend the adoption of a Loan Order in the amount of Four Hundred Sixty Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($460,000.00) be appropriated to Account #91C744A, Parking Meters.

Attachments

Councilor Wally moved to be recused from the Item and left the room. Voted to advertised proposed Loan Order on a roll call vote of 10 Yeas and 0 Nays (Wally absent)

 
G.

Recommend the adoption of a Loan Order in the amount of Nine Million Seventy Five Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($9,075,000.00) be appropriated to Account #91C744B, Off Street Parking Rehab.

Attachments

Councilor Wally moved to be recused from the Item and left the room. Voted to advertised proposed Loan Order on a roll call vote of 10 Yeas and 0 Nays (Wally absent)

 
H.

Recommend the adoption of a Loan Order in the amount of Nine Million Five Hundred Seventy Five Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($9,575,000.00) be appropriated to Account #91C784, Park Improvements.

Attachments

Councilor Wally moved to be recused from the Item and left the room. Voted to advertised proposed Loan Order on a roll call vote of 10 Yeas and 0 Nays (Wally absent)

 
I.

Recommend the adoption of a Loan Order in the amount of Five Hundred Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($500,000.00) be appropriated to Account #91C741C, Private Street Conversion.

Attachments

Councilor Wally moved to be recused from the Item and left the room. Voted to advertised proposed Loan Order on a roll call vote of 10 Yeas and 0 Nays (Wally absent)

 
J.

Recommend the adoption of a Loan Order in the amount of Five Hundred Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($500,000.00) be appropriated to Account #91C780E, Public Schools Equipment.

Attachments

Councilor Wally moved to be recused from the Item and left the room. Voted to advertised proposed Loan Order on a roll call vote of 10 Yeas and 0 Nays (Wally absent)

 
K.

Recommend the adoption of a Loan Order in the amount of Three Million Six Hundred Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($3,600,000.00) be appropriated to Account #91C711E, Public Schools Rehabilitation.

Attachments

Councilor Wally moved to be recused from the Item and left the room. Voted to advertised proposed Loan Order on a roll call vote of 10 Yeas and 0 Nays (Wally absent)

 
L.

Recommend the adoption of a Loan Order in the amount of Sixteen Million Eight Hundred Fifty Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($16,850,000.00) be appropriated to Account #91C745B, Sewer Construction.

Attachments

Councilor Wally moved to be recused from the Item and left the room. Voted to advertised proposed Loan Order on a roll call vote of 10 Yeas and 0 Nays (Wally absent)

 
M.

Recommend the adoption of a Loan Order in the amount of One Million One Hundred Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($1,100,000.00) be appropriated to Account #91C734A, Sewer Capital Equipment.

Attachments

Councilor Wally moved to be recused from the Item and left the room. Voted to advertised proposed Loan Order on a roll call vote of 10 Yeas and 0 Nays (Wally absent)

 
N.

Recommend the adoption of a Loan Order in the amount of Six Hundred Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($600,000.00) be appropriated to Account #91C735A, Sewer Building Rehabilitation.

Attachments

Councilor Wally moved to be recused from the Item and left the room. Voted to advertised proposed Loan Order on a roll call vote of 10 Yeas and 0 Nays (Wally absent)

 
O.

Recommend the adoption of a Loan Order in the amount of Sixty One Thousand Nine Hundred Dollars And No Cents ($61,900.00) be appropriated to Account #91C780S, Solar Capital Equipment.

Attachments

Councilor Wally moved to be recused from the Item and left the room. Voted to advertised proposed Loan Order on a roll call vote of 10 Yeas and 0 Nays (Wally absent)

 
P.

Recommend the adoption of a Loan Order in the amount of Ten Million Twenty Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($10,020,000.00) be appropriated to Account #91C7413A, Street and Sidewalk Construction.

Attachments

Councilor Wally moved to be recused from the Item and left the room. Voted to advertised proposed Loan Order on a roll call vote of 10 Yeas and 0 Nays (Wally absent)

 
Q.

Recommend the adoption of a Loan Order in the amount of Five Million Eighty Nine Thousand Five Hundred Twenty Two Dollars And No Cents ($5,089,522.00) be appropriated to Account #91C7804, Citywide Capital Equipment.

Attachments

Councilor Wally moved to be recused from the Item and left the room. Voted to advertised proposed Loan Order on a roll call vote of 10 Yeas and 0 Nays (Wally absent)

 
R.

Recommend the adoption of a Loan Order in the amount of Two Million Nine Hundred Thirteen Thousand Six Hundred Dollars And No Cents ($2,913,600.00) be appropriated to Account #91C7114, Citywide Building Rehabilitation.

Attachments

Councilor Wally moved to be recused from the Item and left the room. Voted to advertised proposed Loan Order on a roll call vote of 10 Yeas and 0 Nays (Wally absent)

 
S.

Recommend the adoption of a Loan Order in the amount of One Million Dollars And No Cents ($1,000,000.00) be appropriated to Account #91C724B, Traffic Signal Improvements.

Attachments

Councilor Wally moved to be recused from the Item and left the room. Voted to advertised proposed Loan Order on a roll call vote of 10 Yeas and 0 Nays (Wally absent)

 
T.

Recommend the adoption of a Loan Order in the amount of One Million Dollars And No Cents ($1,000,000.00) be appropriated to Account #91C7161A, Union Station Rehabilitation.

Attachments

Councilor Wally moved to be recused from the Item and left the room. Voted to advertised proposed Loan Order on a roll call vote of 10 Yeas and 0 Nays (Wally absent)

 
U.

Recommend the adoption of a Loan Order in the amount of Three Million Nine Hundred Seventy Five Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($3,975,000.00) be appropriated to Account #91C731A, Water Capital Equipment.

Attachments

Councilor Wally moved to be recused from the Item and left the room. Voted to advertised proposed Loan Order on a roll call vote of 10 Yeas and 0 Nays (Wally absent)

 
V.

Recommend the adoption of a Loan Order in the amount of Eleven Million Two Hundred Fifteen Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($11,215,000.00) be appropriated to Account #91C7134, Water Mains.

Attachments

Councilor Wally moved to be recused from the Item and left the room. Voted to advertised proposed Loan Order on a roll call vote of 10 Yeas and 0 Nays (Wally absent)

 
W.

Recommend the adoption of a Loan Order in the amount of Five Million Nine Hundred Ten Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($5,910,000.00) be appropriated to Account #91C732, Water Building Rehabilitation.

Attachments

Councilor Wally moved to be recused from the Item and left the room. Voted to advertised proposed Loan Order on a roll call vote of 10 Yeas and 0 Nays (Wally absent)

 
X.

Recommend the adoption of a Loan Order in the amount of Five Hundred Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($500,000.00) be appropriated to Account #91C702, Water Land Acquisition.

Attachments

Councilor Wally moved to be recused from the Item and left the room. Voted to advertised proposed Loan Order on a roll call vote of 10 Yeas and 0 Nays (Wally absent)

 
Y.

Recommend the adoption of a Loan Order in the amount of Twenty One Million Nine Hundred Fifty Four Thousand Four Hundred Eighty Two Dollars And No Cents ($21,954,482.00) be appropriated to Account #91C7111A, ESCo Building Rehabilitation, to complete final implementation Amendment (IA5) under current contract with HoneywellRefer to CCM Item 9.27A

Attachments

Councilor Wally moved to be recused from the Item and left the room. Voted to advertised proposed Loan Order on a roll call vote of 10 Yeas and 0 Nays (Wally absent)

 
 

9.36

MISCELLANEOUS AGENDA TRANSMITTALS
A.

Recommend approval of the FY20 Capital Improvement Plan.

Attachments

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

 
10.

CHAIRMAN'S ORDERS

10a.

FROM THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES - Request City Manager provide City Council with a report concerning how many of the chronically homeless individuals that the city’s homeless outreach staff work with are from Worcester.

Attachments

Order adopted

 

10b.

FROM THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES - Request City Manager provide City Council with a report concerning what the Massachusetts Department of Correction and Worcester County Sherriff’s Department are doing to ensure those leaving their facilities are being successful and not ending up homeless.

Attachments

Order adopted

 

10c.

FROM THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES - Request City Manager provide City Council with an updated report concerning what the city administration is doing to address chronic homelessness.

Attachments

Order adopted

 

10d.

FROM THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES - Request City Manager provide City Council with a GIS-style map of all the locations where needles are found.

Attachments

Order adopted

 

10e.

FROM THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES - Request City Manager explore what the city needs to do in order to become a Trauma-Informed City, similar to New Haven, CT.

Attachments

Order adopted

 

10f.

FROM THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES - Request City Manager provide City Council with an update concerning opioid overdose prevention efforts in the city.

Attachments

Order adopted

 

10g.

FROM THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES - Request City Manager provide City Council with a report detailing the successes of the holiday mental health resources made available by the city.

Attachments

Order adopted

 

10h.

FROM THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS - Request City Manager request Commissioner of Public Works and Parks provide City Council with a reassessment of Sewer Betterment Assessment #31235 in a new amount of $8,240.00 for Fenimore St.

Attachments

Order adopted

 

10i.

FROM THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS - Request City Manager consider looking into moving forward with all portions of the Comprehensive Clean City Program, except for the portions of the program associated with the clear bag recycling pickup.

Attachments

Order adopted. Councilor Bergman moved to reconsider the Item. Reconsideration approved on a voice vote. Mayor Petty moved the question. Councilor Mero-Carlson moved to Table the Item. Tabled – Mero-Carlson

 

10j.

FROM THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS - Request City Manager provide City Council with a list of how much it would cost to provide street or sidewalk resurfacing for the entire backlog of each rating category.

Attachments

Order adopted

 

10k.

FROM THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING - Request City Manager provide City Council with a report concerning whether a process could be implemented in which students provide the city with a proof of enrollment at a college in Worcester to receive a permit for resident permit parking.

Attachments

Order adopted

 

10l.

FROM THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING - Request City Manager provide City Council with a report recommending improvements to the intersection of Oberlin St. and Woodland St. and the intersection Claremont St. and Woodland St., including whether the installation of a flashing yellow pedestrian signal would be appropriate.

Attachments

Order adopted

 

10m.

FROM THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING - Request City Manager request Commissioner of Public Works and Parks look at the signage in vicinity of 87 Elm St. to determine whether the “No Parking Anytime” signage there is marked correctly.

Attachments

Order adopted

 

10n.

FROM THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING - Request City Manager request Commissioner of Public Works and Parks look at timing on the traffic light at the intersection of June St. and May St., as the red light may be too long.

Attachments

Order adopted

 

11.

ORDERS

11a.

Request City Manager research and establish rules and regulations in the event that companies such as the California-based Bird and Lime decide to open an electric scooter rental business in the city. These scooters travel about 15 miles per hour and are meant to be ridden on the street. (Rosen)

Attachments

Order adopted

 

11b.

Due to the many piles of leaves and small branches left behind this spring on city streets, request City Manager provide City Council with a report concerning the feasibility and cost of duplicating the popular fall leaf pickup program in the spring. (Rosen, Bergman)

Attachments

Order adopted

 

11c.

Request City Manager look into restoring Burnside Fountain to full operation use, including use of the sculpture as a fountain. (Mero-Carlson, Bergman)

Attachments

Councilor King moved to add his name as an author. Order adopted

 

11d.

Request City Manager consider hosting a neighborhood block party (partnering with local business owners) to celebrate the planting of the tree commemorating the adversity of the Asian Longhorn Beetle of the Burncoat Community. The tree is expected to be planted at the "Summit" of Burncoat St. and Mountain St. East. (Rose)

Attachments

Order adopted

 

11e.

Request City Manager connect with the 48 Hour Film Project to inquire what it would take to get Worcester to become a destination city for the filming. Currently, Boston and Providence are destinations. (Rose)

Attachments

Councilor Rivera moved to add her name as an author. Councilor King moved to add her name as an author. Mayor Petty moved to add his name as an author. Order adopted

 

11f.

Request City Manager consider replacing the antiquated HVAC system in the Frances Perkins library to improve the air quality of the building. (Rose)

Attachments

Order adopted

 

11g.

DECREE TO MAKE PUBLIC : NEWBURN STREET

Attachments

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

 

11h.

DECREE TO MAKE PUBLIC: CAMDEN AVENUE

Attachments

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

 

11i.

DECREE TO MAKE PUBLIC: BANGOR STREET

Attachments

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

 

11j.

STREET BETTERMENT ASSESSMENTS: NAVASOTA AVENUE

Attachments

Order adopted

 

12.

RESOLUTION

12a.

That the City Council stand in solidarity with the 31,000 members of the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union who are currently on strike and urge that negotiations continue in good faith toward the shared prosperity of the Stop and Shop Supermarket Company, the members of UFCW, and the City of Worcester as a whole. (Mero-Carlson, King, Petty)

Attachments

Councilor Russell moved to add his name as an author. Placed on file

 

13.

REPORTS OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

13a.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Upon the Communication of the City Manager Transmitting communication concerning a report of the efforts the city administration is addressing adult chronic homelessness: recommend Communication be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

13b.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Upon the Communication of the City Manager Transmitting informational communication relative to funding that would specifically combat opioid usage within the City’s youth community: recommend Communication be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

13c.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Upon the Communication of the City Manager Transmitting informational communication relative to an update concerning opioid overdose prevention efforts and events: recommend Communication be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

13d.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Upon the Communication of the City Manager Transmitting informational communication relative to groups that would be willing and able to provide spring cleaning assistance to elder residents in the City: recommend Communication be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

13e.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Upon the Communication of the City Manager Transmitting informational communication relative to a report on the jurisdiction of the Board of Health, the legislative history of the Board of Health and the relationship of the City Council to the Board of Health: recommend Communication be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

13f.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Upon the Communication of the City Manager Transmitting informational communication relative to a report and recommendations to reverse the three-year rise in the number of people experiencing chronic homelessness in the City of Worcester, as submitted by the new 28-member Task Force for Sustaining Housing First Solutions: recommend Communication be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

13g.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Upon the Communication of the City Manager Transmitting informational communication relative to holiday mental health resources: recommend Communication be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

13h.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Upon the Communication of the City Manager Transmitting informational communication relative to an update of the Quality of Life Taskforce: recommend Communication be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

14.

REPORTS OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS

14a.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Willliam Kitsilis Managing Member UCEB LLC request abatement of street betterment assessment #25515 in the amount of $31,725.40 for Mayfield St.: recommend adoption of accompanying Order providing for a partial abatement resulting in a new assessment of $17,725.40.

Attachments

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

 

14b.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Carl Besse request sidewalk repair or replacement in front of 24 William St.: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted

 

14c.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Councilor Gary Rosen on behalf of Lawrence Jablonski request sidewalk resurfacing at 15 Fiske St: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted

 

14d.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Glenda Torres request sidewalk repair in front of 86 Arthur St.: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted

 

14e.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Theresa Giard, Assistant Director of Operations, WPI Residential Services request sidewalk resurfacing at Einhorn Rd.: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted

 

14f.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Theresa Giard, Assistant Director of Operations, WPI Residential Services request sidewalk resurfacing at Trowbridge Rd.: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted

 

14g.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Theresa Giard, Assistant Director of Operations, WPI Residential Services request sidewalk resurfacing at Schussler Rd.: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted

 

14h.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Daniel Benyam request sidewalk repair at 21 Colonial Rd.: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted

 

14i.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Lydia Gakure request Wyola Drive, from Monticello Dr. to Avery Path be resurfaced: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted

 

14j.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Theresa Giard, Assistant Director of Operations, WPI Residential Services request sidewalk resurfacing at Hackfeld Rd.: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted

 

14k.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Henry & Jane Dewey request abatement of sewer betterment assessment #31235 in the amount of $18,532.00 for Fenimore Rd.: recommend Petition be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

14l.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Communication of the City Manager transmitting informational communication relative to the Keep Worcester Clean (KWC) Six Month Activity Report July - December 2018: recommend Communication be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

14m.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Theresa Giard, Assistant Director of Operations, WPI Residential Services request sidewalk resurfacing at Elbridge St.: recommend Petitioner be given leave to withdraw.

Attachments

Accepted

 

14n.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Jeffrey Motil request sidewalk resurfacing at 45 Whipple St.: recommend Petitioner be given leave to withdraw.

Attachments

Accepted

 

14o.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Councilor George Russell on behalf of Walter Andros request sidewalk resurfacing and removal of overgrown tree roots in front of 25 Harold St.: recommend Petitioner be given leave to withdraw.

Attachments

Accepted

 

14p.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Richard Freeman request sidewalk repair for the entire length of Judson Rd.: recommend Petitioner be given leave to withdraw.

Attachments

Accepted

 

14q.

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

Attachments

Accepted

 

14r.

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

Attachments

Accepted

 

14s.

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

Attachments

Accepted

 

14t.

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

Attachments

Accepted

 

14u.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Theresa Giard, Assistant Director of Operations, WPI Residential Services request sidewalk resurfacing at West St.: recommend Petition be denied.

Attachments

Accepted

 

14v.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Susan Burns & Mary Landry request abatement of sewer betterment assessment #31247 in the amount of $36,000.00 for Luther Ave.: recommend Petition be denied.

Attachments

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

 

14w.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Vincent Ricard request abatement of sewer assessment #31232 in the amount of $2,250.00 for Porto Rico Rd. assessed in the name of Nelllie Swickas: recommend Petition be denied.

Attachments

Accepted

 

15.

REPORTS OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING

15a.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Dafni Tsolakidis request traffic lights at the May St. and June St. intersection be left on all night: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted

 

15b.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Councilor Sarai Rivera on behalf of Richard Gallant request increased traffic enforcement on Richards St., in an effort to slow traffic down and improve pedestrian safety: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted

 

15c.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Councilor Candy Mero-Carlson request No Left Turn sign at Plantation and Belmont St. (Honey Farms).: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted

 

15d.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Saam Aziz on behalf of Awras Aziz request installation of handicap parking space in front of 24 Hawley St.: recommend Petition be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

15e.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Mayra Alvarez request installation of handicap parking space in front of 34 Beacon St.: recommend Petition be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

15f.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Habib Amani on behalf of Daniel Amani request installation of handicap parking space in front of 15 Fern St.: recommend Petition be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

15g.

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

Attachments

Accepted

 

15h.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Maria Dejesus, Director of Friendly House Shelter, request to remove "No Parking" sign on the Sever St. side of 87 Elm St.: recommend Petition be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

15i.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Stephen Heard request the red light for the left turn lane at the intersection of Lincoln St. and the on ramp to I-290 East be changed to blinking yellow when on coming traffic has a green light: recommend Petition be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

15j.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petiton of Councilor Sarai Rivera on behalf of Richard Gallant request installation of appropriate speed limit signage on Richards St., in an effort to slow traffic down and improve pedestrian safety: recommend Petition be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

15k.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Councilor Sarai Rivera on behalf of Richard Gallant request installation of an electronic sign showing drivers their speed on Richards St.: recommend Petition be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

15l.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Ana Chavez request installation of handicap parking space in the vicinity of of 6 Clapp St.: recommend Petitioner be given leave to withdraw.

Attachments

Accepted

 

16.

TO BE ORDAINED

16a.

Amending Chapter 12 of Part One of the Revised Ordinances of 2008 governing the location of Veterans Memorials.

Attachments

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

 

16b.

Amending Section 42 Of Chapter 13 Of The Revised Ordinances Of 2008 To Provide Handicap Parking In Front Of 16 Breck Street.

Attachments

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

 

16c.

Amending Section 42 Of Chapter 13 Of The Revised Ordinances Of 2008 To Provide Handicap Parking In Front Of 26 New Vista Lane.

Attachments

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

 

16d.

Amending Section 42 Of Chapter 13 Of The Revised Ordinances Of 2008 To Install No Parking Monday – Friday 8am To 5pm On The Hermon St Side Of 229 Southbridge Street.

Attachments

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

 

16e.

Amending Section 42 Of Chapter 13 Of The Revised Ordinances Of 2008 To Amend One Hour Parking On Casco Street. Amending Section 42 Of Chapter 13 Of The Revised Ordinances Of 2008 To Install No Parking 7am – 6pm On Casco Street.

Attachments

Two (2) Ordinances Ordained on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays

 

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.

COMMUNICATION of the City Manager transmitting informational communication relative to a legal opinion concerning the extent of discussion of City Council matters by City Councilors outside of City Council meetings. (Tabled Under Privilege - Bergman February 5, 2019 and Tabled - Bergman February 26, 2019)

Attachments

No action taken

 

17c.

ORDER of Councilor George J. Russell, Councilor Sarai Rivera, Councilor Gary Rosen, Councilor Konstantina B. Lukes, Councilor Khrystian E. King and Councilor Candy Mero-Carlson - Request City Council have the City Council Standing Committees on Public Works and Municipal Operations conduct a joint meeting about the future recommended staffing of the City Council office as well as logistics for office space for staff and City Council. Further, request the joint committee discuss potential recommendations regarding the job description and role of the City Council staff persons and further, encourage other City Councilors who are not members of the joint committee to attend and be included in the conversation. (Tabled - Petty February 26, 2019)

Attachments

No action taken

 

17d.

COMMUNICATION of the City Manager transmitting informational communication relative to information to assist in the hiring of a City Council staff member. (Tabled Under Privilege - Lukes March 12, 2019; Tabled Under Privilege - Petty March 19, 2019 and Tabled - Petty March 26, 2019)

Attachments

No action taken

 

17e.

COMMUNICATION of the City Manger transmitting informational communication relative to a legal opinion as to the jurisdiction of office space and facilities within City Hall. (Tabled Under Privilege - Mero-Carlson March 12, 2019; Tabled Under Privilege - Petty March 19, 2019 and Tabled - Petty March 26, 2019)

Attachments

No action taken

 

18.

BUSINESS UNDER SUSPENSION OF RULES - Items brought forth under suspension at the April 9, 2019 City Council meeting

18a.

ORDER of Councilor Morris A. Bergman – Request Standing Committee on Rules and Legislative Affairs consider amending the first sentence of the proposed Rule 27, Subsection C of the Rules of City Council to read, “A motion to call the previous question shall be in order at any time any agenda item is before the City Council but shall be made before debate, except upon immediate repetition.” – Item #15a CC Referred to Rules and Legislative Affairs Committee

 

18b.

ORDER of Councilor Konstantina B. Lukes – Request City Manager, when working to enforce the City’s sign ordinance, include enforcement of the sign ordinance as it applies to home businesses. – Item #15b CC Order adopted

 

18c.

ORDER of Councilor George J. Russell – Request City Manager provide enforcement of the sign ordinance in all the city’s districts’ main corridors. – Item #15c CC Order adopted

 

18d.

ORDER of Councilor Konstantina B. Lukes – Request City Manager provide City Council with a report concerning what needs to be done to update the City’s plumbing building codes as a means to increase the city’s rating in the Building Code Effectiveness Grading Schedule. – Item #15d CC Order adopted

 

18e.

ORDER of Councilor Konstantina B. Lukes – Request City Manager provide City Council with an update concerning what the cost of removing snow per inch is in the city. – Item #15e CC Order adopted

 

19.

NEW BUSINESS UNDER SUSPENSION OF RULES - Items brought forth under suspension at the April 23, 2019 City Council meeting

19a.

Motion King @ #8m CC – Request City Manager provide City Council with a report concerning whether there is a way to track the number of homeless individuals who have passed away due to lack of services.

Attachments

Order adopted

 

19b.

Motion King @ #8m CC – Request City Manager identify for City Council any legislation at the State level that may address needs the City has as it pertains to homelessness issues.

Attachments

Order adopted

 

19c.

Motion King @ #8m CC – Request City Manager work with the Police Chief and the Inspectional Services Commissioner to address concerns raised in regards to the homeless shelter on Queen St.

Attachments

Order adopted

 

19d.

Motion Rivera @ #9.10A CM – Request City Manager work with the Police Chief to present statistics to the local colleges detailing how safe the city of Worcester is, as a means to encourage youths to come to the downtown area and to city attractions.

Attachments

Order adopted

 

19e.

Motion Lukes @ #9.10A CM – Request City Manager request Police Chief provide City Council with a report concerning if all operational needs are being met, in anticipation of the FY2020 Budget Hearings.

Attachments

Order adopted

 

19f.

Motion King @ #9.32D CM – Request City Manager provide City Council with a report outlining the protocol, regulations and procedures associated with the Worcester Police Department’s body-worn cameras Pilot Program.

Attachments

Order adopted

 

19g.

Motion Petty @ #9.27A CM – Request City Manager provide City Council with a report concerning the status of renewable energy in the city of Worcester and where the city plans to be in twenty (20) years.

Attachments

Order adopted

 

19h.

Motion Lukes @ #9.36A CM – Request City Manager provide City Council with a report concerning the debt service associated with the FY20 Capital Improvement Plan.

Attachments

Order adopted

 

19i.

Motion Toomey @ #11a CC – Request City Manager consider regulations pertaining to driving under the influence of substances when drafting legislation for electric scooter rental businesses.

Attachments

Order adopted

 

19j.

Motion Toomey @ #11c CC – Request City Manager provide City Council with a report concerning findings made by WPI regarding restoring the Burnside Fountain.

Attachments

Order adopted

 

19k.

Motion Toomey – Suspension of Rules – Request City Manager provide clean up along Route 20 in the vicinity of Greenwood St.

Attachments

Order adopted

 

19l.

PETITION – Councilor Morris A. Bergman on behalf of Kathleen Despotopulos request adding the name of WWII Veteran, Army PFC John McManus to the WWII War Memorial.

Attachments

Referred to Veterans' and Military Affairs Committee

 

19m.

Motion Lukes – Suspension of Rules – Request City Manager look into littering taking place on Union St.

Attachments

Order adopted