CITY OF WORCESTER

JOURNAL OF THE CITY COUNCIL

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Esther Howland Chamber

Convened: 6:34 P.M.

Adjourned: 8:33 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.

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE & STAR SPANGLED BANNER

2.

ROLL CALL - All present with the Vice Chairperson as the Chair, except for Councilor King, Councilor Rivera, Councilor Toomey and Mayor Petty. Councilor King arrived at 6:39 P.M. and Councilor Toomey arrived at 7:26 P.M.

3.

PROCLAMATIONS, ACKNOWLEDGMENTS, MOMENTS OF SILENCE

4.

APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES

4a.

Order - That the City Council of the City of Worcester hereby approves the minutes of the City Council Meeting of May 7, 2019.

Attachments

Order adopted

 

5.

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

5a.

Vice Chairperson Lukes recognized the following speakers:
1. Alyson Lowell, Worcester resident, spoke in favor of Item #7aa CC
2. Jo Hart, Worcester resident, spoke in opposition to #8.4E CM
3. Ann Lisi, Worcester resident, spoke in favor of #8.4D CM
4. Ellen Dunlap, no residence given, spoke in favor of #8.4D CM
5. Dennis Lipka, no residence given, spoke in favor of #7s CC - #7w CC and #10b CC –# 10c CC

 

6.

HEARINGS & ORDERS

6a.

Hearing: NATIONAL GRID for a pole location on: BRANTWOOD ROAD Granting permission to NATIONAL GRID for a pole location on: BRANTWOOD ROAD

Attachments

Hearing Held & Order adopted

 

6b.

Hearing: VERIZON NEW ENGLAND INC. for conduit and manhole locations at: GOLD ST./MADISON ST./GREEN ST. Granting permission to VERIZON NEW ENGLAND INC. for conduit and manhole locations at: GOLD ST./MADISON ST./GREEN ST.

Attachments

Hearing Held & Order adopted

 

6c.

NATIONAL GRID for a conduit location at: FARADAY ST./LANCASTER TERRACE/HUMBOLDT AVE. Granting permission to NATIONAL GRID for a conduit location at: FARADAY ST./LANCASTER TERRACE/HUMBOLDT AVE.

Attachments

Hearing Held & Order adopted

 

7.

PETITIONS

7a.

Thoma Xhupi request removal of the tree located on the Merrick St. side of 325 Pleasant St.

Attachments

Referred to the Department of Public Works and Parks

 

7b.

David Tardie request Poniken Rd. be made public.

Attachments

Referred to Planning Board

 

7c.

Donald J. O'Neil, Esq. on behalf of Worcester Affordable Housing LLC request to amend the Zoning Map by adding 70, 80, 86, 88 and 91 Webster St. to the Adaptive Reuse Overlay District.

Attachments

Referred to Planning Board

 

7d.

Lina Garcia-Kosko request Crane St. be made public.

Attachments

Referred to Planning Board

 

7e.

Johanna Moquin request the curbing be removed and driveway apron be repaired in front of 15 Marwood Rd.

Attachments

Referred to Public Works Committee

 

7f.

Nancy-Jo Zadek request street resurfacing in Moore Ave., from Pleasant St. to 99 Moore Ave.

Attachments

Referred to Public Works Committee

 

7g.

Councilor Matthew E. Wally request sidewalk repair on west side of South Ludlow St. from Moss St. to James St.

Attachments

Referred to Public Works Committee

 

7h.

Councilor Matthew E. Wally request sidewalk repair for 24 Beeching St.

Attachments

Referred to Public Works Committee

 

7i.

Todd Holland request installation of speed limit signage along Barber Ave. at Post Office, extended down Randolph Rd.

Attachments

Referred to Traffic and Parking Committee

 

7j.

Todd Holland request restriction of tractor trailer trucks from turning up Watson Ave.

Attachments

Referred to Traffic and Parking Committee

 

7k.

Todd Holland request restriction of tractor trailer trucks from turning up Ericsson St.

Attachments

Referred to Traffic and Parking Committee

 

7l.

Todd Holland request installation of crosswalks on Barber Ave. at Ericsson St. across both directions.

Attachments

Referred to Traffic and Parking Committee

 

7m.

Todd Holland request installation of crosswalks on Barber Ave. at Watson Ave. across both directions.

Attachments

Referred to Traffic and Parking Committee

 

7n.

Todd Holland request installation of speed limit signage along Fraternal Ave.

Attachments

Referred to Traffic and Parking Committee

 

7o.

Christopher DeSantis request removal of the handicap parking space on the Hartford Rd. side of 429 Burncoat St.

Attachments

Referred to Traffic and Parking Committee

 

7p.

Eldora Alford request installation of a handicap parking space in front of 2 Queen St.

Attachments

Referred to Traffic and Parking Committee

 

7q.

Robert Sadusky request handicap parking space located in front of 45 Cohasset St. be moved to the Ingleside Ave. side of 45 Cohasset St. for better access to the side door.

Attachments

Referred to Traffic and Parking Committee

 

7r.

Xhevdet Bacova request installation of a handicap parking space in front of 181 Beacon St.

Attachments

Referred to Traffic and Parking Committee

 

7s.

Dennis Lipka, WRTA Administrator, request installation of an outbound bus stop on Neponset St. as described in the attachment.

Attachments

Referred to Traffic and Parking Committee

 

7t.

Dennis Lipka, WRTA Administrator, request installation of an inbound bus stop on West Boylston Dr. as described in the attachment.

Attachments

Referred to Traffic and Parking Committee

 

7u.

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

Attachments

Referred to Traffic and Parking Committee

 

7v.

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

Attachments

Referred to Traffic and Parking Committee

 

7w.

Dennis Lipka, WRTA Administrator, request installation of an outbound bus stop on Blithewood Ave. as described in the attachment.

Attachments

Referred to Traffic and Parking Committee

 

7x.

Councilor Matthew E. Wally on behalf of Nicole Albion request installation of a solar powered flashing crosswalk at the intersection of Pleasant St. and Huntley St.

Attachments

Referred to Traffic and Parking Committee

 

7y.

Mayor Joseph M. Petty on behalf of Kathryn Krock request installation of four (4) metered parking spaces on Walnut St. within close proximity to the Main St. intersection for twenty (20) minute daycare loading zones during the hours of 7am - 9am and 4pm - 6pm to be dedicated to the customers of Strawberries Early Learning Center and residents of 332 Main St.

Attachments

Referred to Traffic and Parking Committee

 

7z.

Mayor Joseph M. Petty on behalf of Kathryn Krock request to designation of four (4) metered parking spaces on Main St. within close proximity to the Walnut St. intersection .One metered parking space for 24 hour/7 days a week for resident loading/unloading for residents of 332 Main St. and three metered parking spaces dedicated for 20 minute daycare drop-off during the hours of 7am - 9am and 4pm - 6pm. The four spaces to dedicated for use by customers of Strawberries Early Learning Center and residents of 332 Main St.

Attachments

Referred to Traffic and Parking Committee

 

7aa.

Councilors George J. Russell, Morris A. Bergman, Gary Rosen, Candy Mero-Carlson and Kathleen M. Toomey on behalf of Alyson Lowell request installation of flashing yellow light a the crosswalk in front of Roosevelt Elementary School

Attachments

Vice Chairperson Lukes moved to add the entire City Council as sponsors on the Item. Referred to Traffic and Parking Committee

 

7bb.

Councilor Konstantina B. Lukes on behalf of Paul Gomes request police surveillance of traffic entering Howland Terrace from Pleasant St.

Attachments

Referred to Traffic and Parking Committee

 

7cc.

NATIONAL GRID for a conduit location at: LANCASTER TERRACE AND FARADAY ST.

Attachments

Placed on file

 

8.

COMMUNICATIONS OF THE CITY MANAGER

 

8.1

APPOINTMENTS
Non-City Council Confirmation
A.

Transmitting informational communication relative to the appointment of James Kobialka to the Human Rights Commission.

Attachments

Placed on file

 
 

8.2

APPOINTMENTS
City Council Confirmation
A.

Recommend appointment of Dr. Bernard Reese to the Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Committee.

Attachments

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

 
 

8.3

DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES
A.

Recommend adoption of a salary ordinance amendment to amend Chapter Three, Personnel Leave Ordinance of the Revised Ordinances of 2008.

Attachments

Voted to advertise on a roll call vote of 7 Yeas and 0 Nay (King, Rivera, Toomey, Petty absent). Councilor King moved for reconsideration on the Item. Reconsideration approved on a roll call vote of 9 Yeas and 0 Nays (Rivera, Petty absent). Voted to advertise on a roll call vote of 9 Yeas and 0 Nays (Rivera, Petty absent)

 
 

8.4

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
A.

Transmitting informational communication relative to an update of the implementation of the Cultural Compact.

Attachments

Referred to Economic Development Committee

 
B.

Recommend adoption of Order to accept a Release of Deed relative to a portion of Foster Street.

Attachments

Order adopted on a roll call vote of 7 Yeas and 0 Nay (King, Rivera, Toomey, Petty absent). Councilor King moved for reconsideration on the Item. Reconsideration approved on a roll call vote of 9 Yeas and 0 Nays (Rivera, Petty absent). Order adopted on a roll call vote of 9 Yeas and 0 Nays (Rivera, Petty absent)

 
C.

Recommend adoption of a Resolution to apply for Massachusetts Vacant Storefront District Designation and Certification.

Attachments

Referred to Economic Development Committee

 
D.

Transmitting informational communication relative to the Cultural Plan.

Attachments

Referred to Economic Development Committee

 
E.

Recommend adoption of an order for the sale and redevelopment of the Worcester Memorial Auditorium.

Attachments

Referred to Economic Development Committee

 
 

8.5

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS AND PARKS
Administration Division
 

8.6

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS AND PARKS
Engineering and Architectural Services Division
 

8.7

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS AND PARKS
Operations Division
A.

Transmitting informational communication relative to a cost estimate of the Spring Leaf Pick Up Program.

Attachments

Recommitted to the City Manager

 
 

8.8

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS AND PARKS
Parks Division
 

8.9

FIRE DEPARTMENT
A.

Transmitting informational communication relative to the status of improvements and rehabilitation of Fire Department facilities.

Attachments

Referred to Public Safety Committee

 
 

8.10

POLICE DEPARTMENT
 

8.11

DEPARTMENT OF EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS
 

8.12

LICENSE COMMISSION
 

8.13

LAW DEPARTMENT
 

8.14

DEPARTMENT OF INSPECTIONAL SERVICES
Administration
 

8.15

DEPARTMENT OF INSPECTIONAL SERVICES
Building and Zoning Division
 

8.16

DEPARTMENT OF INSPECTIONAL SERVICES
Housing and Health Inspections Division
 

8.17

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Division of Public Health
 

8.18

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Division of Elder Affairs
 

8.19

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

8.20

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Division of Veterans Services
 

8.21

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Division of Youth Services
 

8.22

WORCESTER PUBLIC LIBRARY
 

8.23

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE CITY MANAGER
Election Commission Division
 

8.24

PUBLIC SCHOOL DEPARTMENT
 

8.25

DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE
Assessing Division
 

8.26

DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE
Budget Office Division
 

8.27

DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE
Energy and Asset Management
 

8.28

DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE
Purchasing Division
 

8.29

DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE
Treasury and Collections Division
 

8.30

DEPARTMENT OF TECHNICAL SERVICES
 

8.31

FINANCE ITEMS
Capital Transfers
A.

Recommend that Five Thousand Fifty Nine Dollars and Twenty Six Cents ($5,059.26) be transferred from Account #91C7804, Citywide Capital Equipment, to Account #55C701, Library Capital Equipment.

Attachments

Order adopted on a roll call vote of 8 Yeas and 0 Nays (Mero-Carlson, Rivera, Petty absent)

 
B.

Recommend that Fifty Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($50,000.00) be transferred from Account #91C7114, Citywide Building Rehabilitation, to Account #26C704, Fire Rehabilitation.

Attachments

Order adopted on a roll call vote of 8 Yeas and 0 Nays (Mero-Carlson, Rivera, Petty absent)

 
C.

Recommend that Five Hundred Eighty Five Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($585,000.00) be transferred from Account #91C7804, Citywide Capital Equipment, to Account #26C701, Fire Equipment.

Attachments

Order adopted on a roll call vote of 8 Yeas and 0 Nays (Mero-Carlson, Rivera, Petty absent)

 
D.

Recommend that Four Thousand Three Hundred Ninety Seven Dollars And No Cents ($4,397.00) be transferred from Account #91C7804, Citywide Capital Equipment, to Account #28C701, Inspectional Services Equipment.

Attachments

Order adopted on a roll call vote of 8 Yeas and 0 Nays (Mero-Carlson, Rivera, Petty absent)

 
E.

Recommend that Four Hundred Fifty Thousand Dollars and No Cents ($450,000.00) be transferred from Loan Account #91C711F, to Account #11C70201, Library Building Rehabilitation to cover anticipated FY19 Q4 costs for the design work related to the Library renovation project.

Attachments

Order adopted on a roll call vote of 8 Yeas and 0 Nays (Mero-Carlson, Rivera, Petty absent)

 
F.

Recommend that Seven Hundred Fourteen Thousand Five Hundred Dollars And No Cents ($714,500.00) be transferred from Account #91C7114, Citywide Building Rehabilitation, to Account #11C70203, EAM Senior Center Rehabilitation ($300,000.00) and Project Account #11C70204, EAM City Hall Rehabilitation ($414,500.00).

Attachments

Order adopted on a roll call vote of 8 Yeas and 0 Nays (Mero-Carlson, Rivera, Petty absent)

 
G.

Recommend that Four Hundred Thirty Three Thousand One Hundred Fifty Six Dollars And Eighty Three Cents ($433,156.83) be transferred Account #91C7804, Citywide Capital Equipment, to Account #68C701, DPSD Capital Equipment.

Attachments

Order adopted on a roll call vote of 8 Yeas and 0 Nays (Mero-Carlson, Rivera, Petty absent)

 
H.

Recommend that Four Million Five Hundred Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($4,500,000.00) be transferred from Loan Account #91C7113L, MSBA Rehab - South High, and be appropriated to Account #41C789, South High Improvements, to allow for the payments of current obligations associated with this project.

Attachments

Order adopted on a roll call vote of 8 Yeas and 0 Nays (Mero-Carlson, Rivera, Petty absent)

 
I.

Recommend that Eight Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($8,000.00) be transferred from Loan Account #91C7113K, MSBA Rehab - Jacob Hiatt, and be appropriated to Account #41C755, Jacob Hiatt - MSBA, to allow for the payment of current obligations associated with this project.

Attachments

Order adopted on a roll call vote of 8 Yeas and 0 Nays (Mero-Carlson, Rivera, Petty absent)

 
J.

Recommend that Twenty Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($20,000.00) be transferred from Loan Account #91C7113N, Gerald Creamer MSBA, and be appropriated to Account #41C748, Gerald Creamer Center, to allow for the payment of current obligations associated with this project.

Attachments

Order adopted on a roll call vote of 8 Yeas and 0 Nays (Mero-Carlson, Rivera, Petty absent)

 
K.

Recommend that Forty Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($40,000.00) be transferred from Loan Account #91C7113O, Belmont Elementary MSBA, and be appropriated to Account #41C749, Belmont Elementary School, to allow for the payment of current obligations associated with the project manager for this project.

Attachments

Order adopted on a roll call vote of 8 Yeas and 0 Nays (Mero-Carlson, Rivera, Petty absent)

 
L.

Recommend that Twenty Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($20,000.00) be transferred from Loan Account #91C7113P, Wawecus Rd MSBA Rehab, and be appropriated to Account #41C757, Wawecus Rd Elementary, to allow for the payment of current obligations associated with this project.

Attachments

Order adopted on a roll call vote of 8 Yeas and 0 Nays (Mero-Carlson, Rivera, Petty absent)

 
M.

Recommend that Three Hundred Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($300,000.00) be transferred from Loan Account #91C7113Q, Lincoln St School MSBA, and be appropriated to Account #41C75901, Lincoln Street School, to allow for the payments of current obligations associated with this project.

Attachments

Order adopted on a roll call vote of 8 Yeas and 0 Nays (Mero-Carlson, Rivera, Petty absent)

 
N.

Recommend that Three Hundred Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($300,000.00) be transferred from Loan Account #91C7113R, Thorndyke Road MSBA, and be appropriated to Account #41C75902, Thorndyke Road School, to allow for the payment of current obligations.

Attachments

Order adopted on a roll call vote of 8 Yeas and 0 Nays (Mero-Carlson, Rivera, Petty absent)

 
O.

Recommend that Seventy Five Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($75,000.00) be transferred from Loan Account #91C7113T, Doherty High MSBA, and be appropriated to Account #41C75904, Doherty High School, to allow for the payment of current obligations associated with this project.

Attachments

Order adopted on a roll call vote of 8 Yeas and 0 Nays (Mero-Carlson, Rivera, Petty absent)

 
P.

Recommend that Sixty Five Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($65,000.00) be transferred from Account #41C754, Grafton St School MSBA, to various other MSBA Accounts to allow for the payment of current and future obligations associated with these MSBA building projects.

Attachments

Order adopted on a roll call vote of 8 Yeas and 0 Nays (Mero-Carlson, Rivera, Petty absent)

 
Q.

Recommend that Two Hundred Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($200,000.00) be transferred from Account #41C780, Nelson Place School, and be appropriated to Account #41C75903, Elm Park Community School, to allow for the current obligations associated with this MSBA school project.

Attachments

Order adopted on a roll call vote of 8 Yeas and 0 Nays (Mero-Carlson, Rivera, Petty absent)

 
R.

Recommend that One Million Two Hundred Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($1,200,000.00) be transferred from Loan Account # 91C784, Park Improvements, and be appropriated to Parks Account # 72C70213, South Worcester to allow for contractually obligated payments associated with the South Worcester Park project.

Attachments

Order adopted on a roll call vote of 8 Yeas and 0 Nays (Mero-Carlson, Rivera, Petty absent)

 
S.

Recommend that Four Hundred Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($400,000.00) be transferred from Account #91C7161A, Union Station Rehabilitation, and be appropriated to Account #04C704, Union Station Building Rehabilitation, to allow for the payment of current and anticipated contractual obligations in connection with the 15,000 square foot renovation at Union Station for the Cannabis Control Commission.

Attachments

Order adopted on a roll call vote of 8 Yeas and 0 Nays (Mero-Carlson, Rivera, Petty absent)

 
T.

Recommend that One Hundred Fifty Four Thousand Dollars and No Cents ($154,000.00) be transferred from Loan Account #91C7124, Urban Renewal, and be appropriated to Project Account #04C7110C, Urban Renewal, to pay for current and anticipated contractual obligations for the Downtown Urban Revitalization Plan.

Attachments

Recommitted to City Manager

 
U.

Recommend that One Million Five Hundred Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($1,500,000.00) 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 water mains construction projects.

Attachments

Order adopted on a roll call vote of 8 Yeas and 0 Nays (Mero-Carlson, Rivera, Petty absent)

 
V.

Recommend that One Hundred Fifty Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($150,000.00) be transferred from Loan Account # 91C7134, Water Mains, and be appropriated to DPW Account # 45C726, Pump Rehabilitation, to allow for contractually obligated payments associated with Pump Station projects.

Attachments

Order adopted on a roll call vote of 8 Yeas and 0 Nays (Mero-Carlson, Rivera, Petty absent)

 
W.

Recommend that Four Hundred Twenty Five Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($425,000.00) be transferred from Loan Account # 91C724B, Traffic Signal Improvements, and be appropriated to DPW Account # 40C704, Signal Installation, to allow for payments associated with traffic signal improvements and upgrades to existing signals.

Attachments

Order adopted on a roll call vote of 8 Yeas and 0 Nays (Mero-Carlson, Rivera, Petty absent)

 
X.

Recommend that Two Hundred Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($200,000.00) be transferred from Loan Account # 91C724B, Traffic Signal Improvements, and be appropriated to DPW Account # 41C712, Street Lights to allow for contractually obligated payments associated with street light upgrades.

Attachments

Order adopted on a roll call vote of 8 Yeas and 0 Nays (Mero-Carlson, Rivera, Petty absent)

 
Y.

Recommend that Five Hundred Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($500,000.00) be transferred from Loan Account # 91C731A, Water Capital Equipment, and be appropriated to DPW Account # 45C703, Water Capital Equipment to allow for budgeted capital equipment purchases.

Attachments

Order adopted on a roll call vote of 8 Yeas and 0 Nays (Mero-Carlson, Rivera, Petty absent)

 
Z.

Recommend that One Hundred Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($100,000.00) be transferred from Loan Account # 91C732, Dam Improvements, and be appropriated to DPW Account # 41C707, Dam Safety Regulations, to allow for contractually obligated payments associated with Dams.

Attachments

Order adopted on a roll call vote of 8 Yeas and 0 Nays (Mero-Carlson, Rivera, Petty absent)

 
AA.

Recommend that Six Hundred Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($600,000.00) be transferred from Loan Account # 91C7384, Reservoir Rehabilitation, and be appropriated to DPW Account # 45C728, Reservoir Rehabilitation, to allow for contractually obligated payments associated with Reservoirs.

Attachments

Order adopted on a roll call vote of 8 Yeas and 0 Nays (Mero-Carlson, Rivera, Petty absent)

 
BB.

Recommend that One Hundred Twenty Five Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($125,000.00) be transferred from Loan Account # 91C7413A, Streets and Sidewalk Construction, and be appropriated to DPW Account # 41C727, DPW TIP Program, to allow for contractually obligated payments associated with Chandler Downtown Project.

Attachments

Order adopted on a roll call vote of 8 Yeas and 0 Nays (Mero-Carlson, Rivera, Petty absent)

 
CC.

Recommend that Fifty Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($50,000.00) be transferred from Loan Account # 91C7413A, Streets and Sidewalk Construction, and be appropriate to DPW Account # 41C732, Main Street Engineering, to allow for contractually obligated payments associated with Quinsigamond Avenue improvements.

Attachments

Order adopted on a roll call vote of 8 Yeas and 0 Nays (Mero-Carlson, Rivera, Petty absent)

 
DD.

Recommend that One Hundred Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($100,000.00) be transferred from Loan Account #91C741C, Private Street Construction, and be appropriated to DPW Account #41C768, Private Street Conversion, to allow for current and future obligations associated with construction on private streets.

Attachments

Order adopted on a roll call vote of 8 Yeas and 0 Nays (Mero-Carlson, Rivera, Petty absent)

 
EE.

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 the payment of current and future obligations associated with bridge work.

Attachments

Order adopted on a roll call vote of 8 Yeas and 0 Nays (Mero-Carlson, Rivera, Petty absent)

 
FF.

Recommend that Ten Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($10,000.00) be transferred from Loan Account #91C741F, Guardrails, and be appropriated to DPW Account #41C798, Guardrails, to allow for the payment of current and future obligations.

Attachments

Order adopted on a roll call vote of 8 Yeas and 0 Nays (Mero-Carlson, Rivera, Petty absent)

 
GG.

Recommend that One Hundred Ten Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($110,000.00) be transferred from Loan Account #91C744A, Off Street Parking Equipment, and be appropriated to DPW Account #46C705, Off Street Equipment, to cover the current deficit and allow for current obligations.

Attachments

Order adopted on a roll call vote of 8 Yeas and 0 Nays (Mero-Carlson, Rivera, Petty absent)

 
HH.

Recommend that Forty Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($40,000.00) be transferred from Loan Account # 91C7413A, Streets and Sidewalk Construction, and be appropriated to DPW Account # 41C761, Holden/Drummond/Shore, to allow for contractually obligated payments for Engineering and Appraisal Services.

Attachments

Order adopted on a roll call vote of 8 Yeas and 0 Nays (Mero-Carlson, Rivera, Petty absent)

 
II.

Recommend that Fifty Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($50,000.00) be transferred from Loan Account # 91C7413A, Streets and Sidewalk Construction, and be appropriated to DPW Account # 41C774, Providence Street, Winthrop, Heywood, to allow for contractually obligated payments associated with street improvements on Winthrop Street.

Attachments

Order adopted on a roll call vote of 8 Yeas and 0 Nays (Mero-Carlson, Rivera, Petty absent)

 
JJ.

Recommend that Five Million Five Hundred Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($5,500,000.00) be transferred from Loan Account #91C744B, Off Street Parking Rehab, and be appropriated to DPW Account #46C707, Parking Garages Improvements, to allow for the payment of current and future obligations associated with the renovation of the Pearl Elm Garage.

Attachments

Order adopted on a roll call vote of 8 Yeas and 0 Nays (Mero-Carlson, Rivera, Petty absent)

 
KK.

Recommend that Four Million Dollars And No Cents ($4,000,000.00) be transferred from Loan Account #91C745B, Route 20 Sewer, and be appropriated to DPW Account #44C722, Route 20 Sewer Project, to allow for the payment of contractual obligations associated with the Route 20 project.

Attachments

Order adopted on a roll call vote of 8 Yeas and 0 Nays (Mero-Carlson, Rivera, Petty absent)

 
LL.

Recommend that Two Hundred Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($200,000.00) be transferred from Loan Account # 91C7413A, Streets and Sidewalk Construction, and be appropriated to DPW Account # 41C787, Canal District Improvements to allow for contractually obligated payments associated with projects in the Canal District.

Attachments

Order adopted on a roll call vote of 8 Yeas and 0 Nays (Mero-Carlson, Rivera, Petty absent)

 
MM.

Recommend that Seven Hundred Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($700,000.00) be transferred from Loan Account #91C745B, Sewer Construction, and be appropriated to DPW Account #44C751, Interception Inspection - Sewer, to allow for the payment of current and future obligations associated with these interceptor inspections throughout the city.

Attachments

Order adopted on a roll call vote of 8 Yeas and 0 Nays (Mero-Carlson, Rivera, Petty absent)

 
NN.

Recommend that Seven Hundred Fifty Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($750,000.00) be transferred from Loan Account #91C745B, Sewer Construction, and be appropriated to DPW Account #44C764, Sewer Pumping, to allow for the payment of current and future obligations associated with sewer pumping throughout the city.

Attachments

Order adopted on a roll call vote of 8 Yeas and 0 Nays (Mero-Carlson, Rivera, Petty absent)

 
OO.

Recommend that Twenty Five Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($25,000.00) be transferred from Loan Account #91C745I, Green Island Flooding, and be appropriated to DPW Account #44C778, Green Island Flooding, to allow for the payment of current and future obligations associated with this project.

Attachments

Order adopted on a roll call vote of 8 Yeas and 0 Nays (Mero-Carlson, Rivera, Petty absent)

 
PP.

Recommend that Two Hundred Fifty Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($250,000.00) be transferred from Loan Account # 91C784, Park Improvements, and be appropriated to Parks Account # 72C70227, Mulcahy Field to allow for contractually obligated payments associated with work being completed at Mulcahy field on the fieldhouse.

Attachments

Order adopted on a roll call vote of 8 Yeas and 0 Nays (Mero-Carlson, Rivera, Petty absent)

 
QQ.

Recommend that Three Hundred Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($300,000.00) be transferred from Loan Account #91C7413A, Streets & Sidewalk Construction, and be appropriated to DPW Account #41C797, Sidewalk Construction, to allow for the payment of current and future obligations associated with sidewalk construction throughout the city.

Attachments

Order adopted on a roll call vote of 8 Yeas and 0 Nays (Mero-Carlson, Rivera, Petty absent)

 
RR.

Recommend that Two Hundred Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($200,000.00) be transferred from Loan Account #91C7413A, Street & Sidewalk Construction, and be appropriated to DPW Account #41C796, Downtown Streets and Sidewalk Improvements, to allow for current and future obligations associated with construction on streets and sidewalks in the downtown area.

Attachments

Order adopted on a roll call vote of 8 Yeas and 0 Nays (Mero-Carlson, Rivera, Petty absent)

 
SS.

Recommend that Four Hundred Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($400,000.00) be transferred from Loan Account #91C7413A, Streets & Sidewalk Construction, and be appropriated to DPW Account #41C792, Grafton Street Improvements, to allow for the payment of current and future obligations associated with the street construction on Grafton Street.

Attachments

Order adopted on a roll call vote of 8 Yeas and 0 Nays (Mero-Carlson, Rivera, Petty absent)

 
TT.

Recommend that Eight Hundred Seventy Five Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($875,000.00) be transferred from Loan Account # 91C784, Park Improvements, and be appropriated to Parks Account # 72C70245, Hadwen Park to allow for contractually obligated payments associated with improvements to Hadwen Park.

Attachments

Order adopted on a roll call vote of 8 Yeas and 0 Nays (Mero-Carlson, Rivera, Petty absent)

 
UU.

Recommend that Two Hundred Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($200,000.00) be transferred from Loan Account # 91C784, Park Improvements, and be appropriated to Parks Account # 72C70251, Stearns Tavern to allow for contractually obligated payments associated with work at the Stearns Tavern.

Attachments

Order adopted on a roll call vote of 8 Yeas and 0 Nays (Mero-Carlson, Rivera, Petty absent)

 
VV.

Recommend that Three Hundred Eighty Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($380,000.00) be transferred from Loan Account #91C784R, Crow Hill Improvements, and be appropriated to DPW Account #41C717, Crow Hill, to allow for the payment of current and future obligations associated with engineering services for this project.

Attachments

Order adopted on a roll call vote of 8 Yeas and 0 Nays (Mero-Carlson, Rivera, Petty absent)

 
WW.

recommend Thirty Four Thousand Nine Hundred Seventy Five Dollars And No Cents ($34,975.00) be transferred from Account #91C7804, Citywide Capital Equipment, to Account #15C701, Elections Capital Equipment.

Attachments

Order adopted on a roll call vote of 8 Yeas and 0 Nays (Mero-Carlson, Rivera, Petty absent)

 
XX.

Recommend that Three Million Six Hundred Twenty Five Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($3,625,000.00) be transferred from Loan Account # 91C7413A, Streets and Sidewalk Construction, and be appropriated to DPW Account # 41C741, Resurfacing to allow for contractually obligated payments associated with the Resurfacing program.

Attachments

Order adopted on a roll call vote of 8 Yeas and 0 Nays (Mero-Carlson, Rivera, Petty absent)

 
YY.

Recommend that Fifty Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($50,000.00) be transferred from Loan Account # 91C7114, Citywide Building Rehabilitation, and be appropriated to DPW Account # 41C704, Capital Rehabilitation to allow for current and anticipated contractual obligations associated with fencing and roofing upgrades.

Attachments

Order adopted on a roll call vote of 8 Yeas and 0 Nays (Mero-Carlson, Rivera, Petty absent)

 
 

8.32

FINANCE ITEMS
Grants and Donations
A.

Recommend adoption of a resolution to file, accept and expend a grant in the amount of Thirty Six Thousand Six Hundred Ten Dollars And No Cents ($36,610.00) from the Massachusetts Probation Service, under the 2019 Diverting Juveniles and Emerging Adults from Criminal Justice System Involvement program.

Attachments

Resolution adopted on a roll call vote of 8 Yeas and 0 Nays (Mero-Carlson, Rivera, Petty absent)

 
B.

Recommend adoption of a Resolution to file, accept and expend a grant in the amount of Three Hundred Sixty Five Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($365,000.00) from the FY20 Council on Aging program.

Attachments

Resolution adopted on a roll call vote of 8 Yeas and 0 Nays (Mero-Carlson, Rivera, Petty absent)

 
C.

Recommend adoption of a resolution to accept with gratitude a donation in the amount of Twenty Five Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($25,000.00) from Friends of Worcester's Senior Center, Inc., to support the Worcester Senior Center.

Attachments

Resolution adopted with gratitude on a roll call vote of 8 Yeas and 0 Nays (Mero-Carlson, Rivera, Petty absent)

 
D.

Recommend adoption of a resolution to accept with gratitude a donation in the amount of One Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($1,000.00) from Jay and Joan Gold to the Worcester Public Library.

Attachments

Resolution adopted with gratitude on a roll call vote of 8 Yeas and 0 Nays (Mero-Carlson, Rivera, Petty absent)

 
E.

Recommend adoption of a Resolution to file, accept, and expend funds from the Workforce Competitiveness Trust Fund FY19 Appropriation grant, administered by the Commonwealth Corporation. The total award amount for this funding opportunity is Two Hundred Fifty Thousand Dollars and No Cents ($250,000.00).

Attachments

Resolution adopted on a roll call vote of 8 Yeas and 0 Nays (Mero-Carlson, Rivera, Petty absent)

 
F.

Recommend Adoption of an Order to Accept a Gift of a Mural from Front Street Associates, LLC, Inc. and an Order to Accept a Temporary Easement Deed for Public Art Purposes

Attachments

Two (2) Orders adopted on a roll call vote of 8 Yeas and 0 Nays (Mero-Carlson, Rivera, Petty absent)

 
 

8.33

FINANCE ITEMS
Operational Transfers
A.

Recommend that One Hundred Thirty Thousand Two Hundred Eight Dollars And Nine Cents ($130,208.09) be transferred from Account #411-92000, Snow Ordinary Maintenance, and be appropriated to Tax Levy Account #410-97201, Overtime, to allow for overtime costs through the rest of this fiscal year.

Attachments

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

 
B.

Recommend that Ten Thousand Sixteen Dollars and Forty Eight Cents ($10,016.48) be transferred from Account #310-91101, Worcester Jobs Fund Salaries Account, to Account #310-92159, Worcester Jobs Fund Training Account, to cover costs associated with implementing an additional course for additional participants to be run under the Worcester Jobs Fund Program.

Attachments

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

 
C.

Recommend that Twenty Eight Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($28,000.00) be transferred from Account #043-92000, Economic Development Ordinary Maintenance, to Account #330-91000, Public Health Salaries.

Attachments

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

 
D.

Recommend that Eleven Thousand Seven Hundred Eighty Dollars And No Cents ($11,780.00) be transferred from Account #04T803, OPEB Trust Reserve, and be appropriated to Account #663-96000, Health Insurance, to provide funding for Fiscal Year 2019 3rd quarter health Insurance expenses for Airport retirees.

Attachments

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

 
E.

Recommend that Sixty Nine Thousand Four Hundred Fifty Dollars And No Cents ($69,450.00) be transferred from Account #043-92000, Economic Development Ordinary Maintenance, to Account #680-92000, Technical Services Ordinary Maintenance, to fund the City's fiber network costs for the remainder of the fiscal year.

Attachments

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

 
F.

Recommend that Two Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($2,000.00) be transferred from Account #170-91000, Human Resources Personal Services Account, to Account #1701-97201, Human Resources, Regular Overtime.

Attachments

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

 
G.

Recommend that Four Million Three Hundred Eighty Two Thousand Three Hundred Sixty Dollars And No Cents ($4,382,360.00) from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for the Year XLV Community Development Block Grant program, and Fifty Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($50,000.00) in anticipated Year XLV Program Income, and that the total be appropriated, when and as received, to various accounts to provide financing for programs and programs.

Attachments

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

 
H.

Recommend that Twenty Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($20,000.00) be transferred from Loan Account # 91C784, Park Improvements, and be appropriated to Parks Account # 72C70236, Crompton Park to allow for contractually obligated payments associated with Crompton Park improvements.

Attachments

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

 
I.

recommend that the total of Three Hundred Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($300,000.00) be transferred from Account #260-91000, Fire Regular Salaries ($150,000.00) and Account #270-91000, Communications Regular Salaries ($150,000.00), to Account #250-97000, Police Overtime

Attachments

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

 
 

8.34

FINANCE ITEMS
Prior Year
 

8.35

FINANCE
Loan Orders
 

8.36

MISCELLANEOUS AGENDA TRANSMITTALS
9.

CHAIRMAN'S ORDERS

9a.

FROM THE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE - Request City Manager request Superintendent of Public Schools consider purchasing a plot of land in the vicinity of Roosevelt Elementary School to help alleviate the parking concerns during pick up and drop off at the school. (Russell)

Attachments

Order adopted

 

9b.

FROM THE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE - Request City Manager request Superintendent of Public Schools provide City Council with their last October report that includes a breakdown determining the needs of the Worcester Public Schools Department for its next school year based on its enrollment projections to assess what is happening in each school building. (Lukes)

Attachments

Order adopted

 

9c.

FROM THE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE - Request City Manager request Superintendent of Public Schools provide City Council with a report concerning any costs incurred as a result of the Worcester Public School’s new strategic plan. (Lukes)

Attachments

Order adopted

 

9d.

FROM THE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE - Request City Manager request Superintendent of Public Schools provide City Council with Worcester Public Schools’ Facilities Master Plan. (Toomey)

Attachments

Order adopted

 

9e.

FROM THE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE - Request City Manager request Superintendent of Public Schools provide City Council with the maintenance and condition of the city’s school buses. (Toomey)

Attachments

Order adopted

 

9f.

FROM THE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE - Request City Manager request Superintendent of Public Schools consider creating a position to work on intergovernmental affairs relating to School Department issues. (King)

Attachments

Order adopted

 

9g.

FROM THE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE - Request City Manager consider utilizing his Intergovernmental Affairs personnel to help the School Department advocate for the Senate and House Promise Act Bills at the State level, which would increase state education funding. (King)

Attachments

Order adopted

 

9h.

FROM THE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE - Request City Manager provide City Council with a report concerning how the city is incrementally improving upon the ratio of school adjustment counselors to students, targeting a ratio of two-hundred and fifty (250) to one (1). (King)

Attachments

Order adopted

 

9i.

FROM THE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE - Request City Manager request Superintendent of Public Schools consider increasing and enhancing the budget for middle school sports if more funding becomes available. (King)

Attachments

Order adopted

 

9j.

FROM THE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE - Request City Manager request Superintendent of Public Schools provide City Council with a report concerning the practices previously used by the School Department to recruit teachers from areas like Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Further, request City Manager request Superintendent of Public Schools include in said report information concerning what will be done moving forward. (Mero-Carlson)

Attachments

Order adopted

 

9k.

FROM THE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE - Request City Manager request Superintendent of Public Schools consider decreasing the city funds dedicated to Recreation Worcester within the School Department budget by one-hundred thousand dollars (100,000.00) so that the city can use those monies to expand the program. (Mero-Carlson)

Attachments

Order adopted

 

9l.

FROM THE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE - Request City Manager request Superintendent of Public Schools provide City Council with a financial breakdown of costs associated with creating a sex education curriculum. Further, request City Manager include in said report information concerning any impact building such a curriculum would have on the city’s budget. (King)

Attachments

Order adopted

 

9m.

FROM THE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE - Request City Manager provide City Council with a report concerning what the five-hundred thousand dollars ($500,000.00) allocated to the ordinary maintenance of the Marketing Campaign within the Economic Development Office’s budget was spent on in FY19, as well as what it projects to be spent on in FY20. (Russell)

Attachments

Order adopted

 

9n.

FROM THE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE - Request City Manager provide City Council with a report concerning whether City Council would be notified or whether any votes would be required prior to any monies being allocated for the purpose of using eminent domain to take land as part of the Downtown Urban Renewal Plan. (Russell)

Attachments

Order adopted

 

9o.

FROM THE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE - Request City Manager provide City Council with a report concerning the successes and challenges associated with providing affordable housing in the city. (King)

Attachments

Order adopted

 

9p.

FROM THE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE - Request City Manager consider any role Discover Central Massachusetts can have in regards to marketing the Worcester Public Schools system. (King)

Attachments

Order adopted

 

9q.

FROM THE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE - Request City Auditor provide City Council with a report reviewing whether the passage of time taken to develop the Madison Properties will have an impact on the solvency in terms of any payment on any loans or bonds. (Lukes)

Attachments

Order adopted

 

9r.

FROM THE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE - Request City Manager request Commissioner of Health and Human Services provide the Worcester Public Schools with information concerning the importance of moving forward with comprehensive sex education. (King)

Attachments

Order adopted

 

9s.

FROM THE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE - Request City Manager request City Solicitor provide City Council with a legal opinion concerning whether the city can treat vaping products in the same manner in which it treats cigarettes. (Lukes)

Attachments

Order adopted

 

9t.

FROM THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC SAFETY - Request City Council provide the Worcester Program for Addiction Recovery with a Letter of Support for any grants or programs they wish to apply for or participate in. Further, request City Manager publicize information regarding events the Worcester Program for Addiction Recovery takes place in on the city’s website.

Attachments

Order adopted. Councilor Toomey moved for reconsideration on the Item. Reconsideration approved on a voice vote. Order adopted

 

9u.

FROM THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC SAFETY - Request Standing Committee on Public Safety and Standing Committee on Public Health and Human Services meet jointly to discuss all collaborative efforts being made to aid in addiction recovery within the city, including work done by the city’s public safety officers, the city’s Division of Public Health and the Worcester Program for Addiction Recovery.

Attachments

Order adopted. Councilor Toomey moved for reconsideration on the Item. Reconsideration approved on a voice vote. Order adopted

 

10.

ORDERS

10a.

Request City Manager report on the effectiveness and cost of adaptive traffic signals as a traffic management strategy in order to increase safety on our city streets by actively monitoring and making traffic signals responsive to actual traffic demands, patterns, volume and congestion rather than timed signals. (Lukes)

Attachments

Order adopted

 

10b.

Request the City Council Standing Committee on Public Service and Transportation hold a public hearing(s) to discuss whether the inefficient, under-utilized, taxpayer-subsidized and possibly obsolete WRTA is serving the public transportation needs of Worcester residents. (Rosen)

Attachments

Councilor King moved to amend the Item to remove the words, “possibly obsolete.” Councilor King’s motion denied on a roll call vote of 3 Yeas and 6 Nays (Yeas – King, Lukes, Russell) (Nays – Bergman, Mero-Carlson, Rose, Rosen, Toomey, Wally) (Rivera, Petty absent). Referred to Public Service and Transportation Committee

 

10c.

Request City Manager request Worcester Regional Research Bureau provide City Council with their report dated May 2019 entitled “The Implications of a Fare-Free WRTA” for the purpose of reviewing said report in the Standing Committee of Public Service and Transportation. (Lukes)

Attachments

Councilor King moved to add his name as a sponsor on the Item. Order adopted

 

11.

REPORTS OF THE COMMITTEE ON ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

11a.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT Upon the Communication of the City Manager recommend adoption of a Certified Project Resolution and Tax Increment Financing Plan for 160 Goddard Memorial Drive: recommend adoption of the accompanying Resolution.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted on a roll call vote of 9 Yeas and 0 Nays (Rivera, Petty absent)

 

11b.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT Upon the Communication of the City Manager recommend adoption of a resolution to file an application to designate 154-156 Main Street as a Certified Project and approve a Tax Increment Exemption (TIE) Plan for the property: recommend adoption of the accompanying Resolution.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted on a roll call vote of 9 Yeas and 0 Nays (Rivera, Petty absent)

 

12.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE COMMITTEE

12a.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE Upon the Communication of the City Manager transmitting informational communication relative to City Council’s request for information regarding the FY20 Operating Budget: recommend the Communication be recommitted back to the City Manager and adoption of the accompanying Order.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted

 

13.

REPORT 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 informational communication relative to the City of Worcester Fiscal Year 2020/Program Year 45 Funding Recommendations for U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Entitlement Programs – Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG), HOME Investment Partnership Program (HOME), and Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA): recommend adoption of the accompanying four (4) Resolutions.

Attachments

Four (4) Resolutions adopted on a roll call vote of 9 Yeas and 0 Nays (Rivera, Petty absent)

 

14.

REPORTS OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC SAFETY

14a.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC SAFETY Upon the Communication of the City Manager transmitting informational communication relative to the 2018 Crime Statistics: recommend Communication be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

14b.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC SAFETY Upon the Order of Councilor Kathleen M. Toomey - Request the City Council Standing Committee on Public Safety invite the WPAR, Worcester Program for Addiction Recovery, the CPAR, Community Program for Addiction Recovery, and the Worcester CIT, Worcester Crisis Intervention Team to make a presentation on their collaborative approach to address the addiction issues in our city. Further, request City Council Standing Committee on Public Safety include the work the Division of Public Health is doing interdepartmentally with said programs in such a presentation: recommend Order be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

15.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS

15a.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Communication of the City Manager transmitting informational communication relative to the FY20 water and sewer rate recommendation: recommend adoption of the accompanying proposed Ordinance.

Attachments

Voted to advertise proposed ordinance on a roll call vote of 9 Yeas and 0 Nays (Rivera, Petty absent)

 

16.

REPORTS OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING

16a.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Kwaku Obeng-Mensah request installation of handicap parking space in front of 9 Tower St.: recommend passage of the accompanying proposed Ordinance.

Attachments

Voted to advertise proposed ordinance

 

16b.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Dana Morey request handicap parking space in front of 9 Winthrop St. be removed: recommend passage of the accompanying proposed Ordinance.

Attachments

Voted to advertise proposed ordinance

 

16c.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Shelby Clark request the handicap parking space in front of 16 Thenius St. be removed: recommend passage of the accompanying proposed Ordinance.

Attachments

Voted to advertise proposed ordinance

 

16d.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Peace Martinez request the handicap parking space in front of 44 Uxbridge St. be removed: recommend passage of the accompanying proposed Ordinance.

Attachments

Voted to advertise proposed ordinance

 

16e.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Raymond Beauvais request installation of resident permit parking in Berkshire St. : recommend passage of the accompanying proposed Ordinance to install resident permit parking Monday-Friday 7:00 P.M. to 7:00 a.m. in the residential section of Berkshire St.

Attachments

Voted to advertise proposed ordinance

 

16f.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Brian Major request installation of Resident Permit Parking on the odd-numbered side of Westminster St. and No Parking along the even-numbered side of Westminster St., between Catharine and Northampton Sts: recommend passage of the accompanying two (2) proposed Ordinances.

Attachments

Voted to advertise proposed ordinance

 

16g.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Saam Aziz request installation of "15 Minute Parking" in front of 75 Russell St.: recommend passage of the accompanying proposed Ordinance.

Attachments

Voted to advertise proposed ordinance

 

16h.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Frank Zitomersky request the winter parking ban on Beacon St., as well as the yearly parking use of the street be consistent by allowing parking on the odd numbered side from Hammond St. to Hermon St. and "No Parking Anytime" on the even numbered side from Hammond St. to Hermon St. Further, request the winter parking ban on Beacon St., as well as the yearly parking use of the street be consistent by allowing parking on the even side, from Hermon St. to Madison St. and "No Parking Anytime" on the odd numbered side from Hermon St. to Madison St.: recommend passage of the accompanying two (2) proposed Ordinances

Attachments

Voted to advertise proposed ordinance

 

16i.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Communication of the City Manager transmitting communication relative to proposed tow zones on Commercial Street near the DCU Center: recommend passage of the accompanying proposed Ordinance.

Attachments

Voted to advertise proposed ordinance

 

16j.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Councilor Matthew E. Wally on behalf of residents in the vicinity of Columbus Park Preparatory Elementary School request a comprehensive traffic/safety assessment be completed in the vicinity of Columbus Park Preparatory Elementary School so that the dangerous conditions and safety issues particularly during pick-up and drop-off of student times may be eliminated: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted

 

16k.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Agustina Velazquez, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Centro, request installation of crosswalk on Sycamore St., in vicinity of 11 Sycamore St.: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted

 

16l.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Councilor Matthew E. Wally request "Dead End" or "Not a Through Street" sign installed at the corner of Calmia St. and Brownell St.: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted

 

16m.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Karen Bird request speed enforcement be provided in the vicinity of Orient, Throne, and Chrome Streets: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted

 

16n.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Councilor Candy Mero-Carlson request installation of a pedestrian sign at the intersection of Paine St. and Melville St., as well as consideration of a painted grid with “STOP” painted inside: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order to install a crosswalk and stop bar across Paine St. at Melville St.

Attachments

Accepted & Adopted

 

16o.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Councilor Sarai Rivera request installation of a handicap parking space in the vicinity of 229 Millbury St.: recommend Petition be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

16p.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Doreen Bartkiewicz request handicap parking space at the corner of Seymour St. and Millbury St. be removed: recommend Petition be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

16q.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Africa Perkins request "No Parking" restrictions in Preston St. from Jaques Ave. to Murray Ave. be removed: recommend Petition be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

16r.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Councilor Candy Mero-Carlson request installation of two (2) stop signs in Neponset St. The first where Neponset St. intersects with the two (2) mall parking entrances and the second in Neponset St. at West Boylston Dr. Further request installation of wrong way signs to stop cars from exiting onto West Boylston St.: recommend Petition be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

16s.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Leonid Grebelsky request the removal of stop signs facing northbound traffic on Durant Way and southbound traffic on Havelock Rd. and the installation of stop signs facing eastbound traffic on Hadwen Rd. and westbound traffic on Havelock Rd.: recommend Petition be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

16t.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Report of the Committee on Traffic & Parking Upon the Petition of Vicki Truelson request a bus stop be installed on Haven Lane at Booth Apartments and opposite the National Guard Building on Lincoln St.: recommend Report and Petition be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

16u.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Jean Collamore request reinstallation of a street sign for Haviland St. and Institute Rd. where the streets intersect at its original location: recommend Petition of placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

16v.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Patricia Dagostino request additional traffic signs be installed at the rotary of Webster St.and Hope Ave.: recommend Petition be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

16w.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Roberta Adams request to alleviate the traffic backup at the traffic light for left turns from Catharine St. onto Lincoln St., school buses turn onto Harlow St. to Crescent St. instead of Lincoln St. to Crescent St.: recommend Petition be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

16x.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Communication of the City Manager transmitting informational communication relative to the illegal parking of box cars and tractor trailers throughout the city: recommend Communication be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted

 

16y.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Humberto Alvarez request installation of resident permit parking on Gates St.: recommend Petitioner be given leave to withdraw.

Attachments

Accepted

 

17.

TABLED UNDER PRIVILEGE

17a.

COMMUNICATION OF THE CITY MANAGER transmitting informational communication relative to an updated Wage Theft Ordinance that reflects points provided to the Committee at the February 26, 2019 meeting. (Tabled Under Privilege - Mero-Carlson May 7, 2019 and May 21, 2019)

Attachments

Recommitted to the City Manager

 

18.

TABLED ITEMS

18a.

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

 

18b.

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

 

18c.

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

 

18d.

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

 

18e.

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

 

18f.

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. (Tabled Under Privilege - Rose April 23, 2019 and Tabled - Russell April 30, 2019)

Attachments

No action taken

 

19.

BUSINESS UNDER SUSPENSION OF RULES - Items brought forth under suspension at the May 7, 2019 City Council meeting.

19a.

ORDER of Mayor Joseph M. Petty – That the City Council does hereby cancel its City Council meeting on May 14, 2019 to hold a Finance Committee meeting at 5 p.m. Further, that the City Council meeting on May 21, 2019 will begin at 7 p.m. and that the agenda will only have time sensitive items the City Manager and the City Clerk deem appropriate. Further, that the City Council agenda for City Council’s meeting on May 28, 2019 will be a joint City Council and City Manager calendar. – Item #14a CC Order adopted

 

19b.

ORDER of Councilor Konstantina B. Lukes – Request City Manager provide City Council with a report concerning all the new positions found in the FY20 Budget, as well as projected salary and reasoning for each position. – Item #14b CC Order adopted

 

19c.

ORDER of Councilor Khrystian E. King – Request City Manager provide City Council with a copy of the Traffic Division’s Traffic Flow Analysis once it is completed. – Item #14c CC Order adopted

 

19d.

ORDER of Councilor Morris A. Bergman – Request City Manager provide City Council with a report concerning what effect synchronizing the city’s traffic lights would have on the Traffic Division’s enforcement procedures. – Item #14d CC Order adopted

 

19e.

ORDER of Councilor Konstantina B. Lukes – Request City Manager provide City Council with a report concerning the impact that the gridlock where I-190 and I-290 meet is having on the inner-city traffic patterns. – Item #14e CC Order adopted

 

20.

NEW BUSINESS UNDER SUSPENSION OF RULES - Items brought forth under suspension at the May 28, 2019 City Council meeting.

20a.

Motion Bergman @ #7aa CC – Request City Manager provide City Council with an inventory of all the flashing yellow pedestrian signals at crosswalks near schools in the city, especially looking at signals adjacent to elementary schools.

Attachments

Order adopted

 

20b.

Motion Toomey @ #8.7A CM – Request City Manager provide City Council with a report concerning whether the Department of Public Works and Parks is at its full complement of employees and if there are any staffing needs that need to be addressed.

Attachments

Order adopted

 

20c.

Motion Russell @ #8.31T CM – Request City Manager provide City Council with details concerning the Item #8.31T CM on the May 28, 2019 City Council agenda, concerning paying for current and anticipated contractual obligations for the Downtown Urban Renewal Plan.

Attachments

Order adopted

 

20d.

Motion Bergman @ #10b CC – Request City Manager provide City Council with a report concerning the pros and cons of being part of a regional bus service as opposed to one that only services the city.

Attachments

Order adopted

 

20e.

Motion King @ #10b CC – Request City Manager request Administrator of the Worcester Regional Transit Authority provide City Council with a summation of the minutes detailing events at the WRTA Transit Authority Advisory Board. Further, request City Manager provide City Council with an update regarding the advocacy that occurs on the behalf of the city at the WRTA Transit Authority Advisory Board.

Attachments

Order adopted

 

20f.

Motion King – Suspension of Rules – Request City Manager request Police Chief provide increased responsiveness in Greenwood Park as a means to curb any illegal activities occurring in the park.

Attachments

Order adopted

 

20g.

Motion King – Suspension of Rules – Request City Manager provide City Council with the contract currently in use in regards to the city’s Marketing Campaign prior to the next Standing Committee on Finance meeting.

Attachments

Order adopted