CITY OF WORCESTER

AGENDA OF THE CITY COUNCIL

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Esther Howland Chamber

6:30 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 - Reverend Roosevelt Hughes, John Street Baptist Church

2.

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE & STAR SPANGLED BANNER

3.

ROLL CALL

4.

PROCLAMATIONS, ACKNOWLEDGMENTS, MOMENTS OF SILENCE

5.

APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES

5a Adopt

5a.

Order - That the City Council of the City of Worcester hereby approves the minutes of the City Council Meeting of October 22, 2019.

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6.

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION - a person may speak for no more than two (2) minutes on any items appearing on the agenda

7.

HEARINGS & ORDERS

7a - 7c Hold Hearings & Adopt

7a.

Hearing: NATIONAL GRID and VERIZON NEW ENGLAND INC. for a jointly-owned pole location at: WOODCLIFFE AVE.; and

Granting permission to NATIONAL GRID and VERIZON NEW ENGLAND INC. for a jointly-owned pole location at: WOODCLIFFE AVE.

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7b.

Hearing: CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS for a conduit location: 1013 MAIN ST. and;

Granting permission to CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS for a conduit location: 1013 MAIN ST.

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7c.

Hearing: CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS for a conduit location: 15 RIPLEY ST. and;

Granting permission to CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS for a conduit location: 15 RIPLEY ST.

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8.

PETITIONS - a Petitioner may speak up to three (3) minutes the first time their petition appears on an agenda

8a Refer to Public Service and Transportation Committee

8a.

Sylvester Konadu et al request street lights be installed on Pole Numbers 4, 5 and 6 on Third St.

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8b - 8e Refer to Public Works Committee

8b.

Carl Besse request sidewalk repair in front of 24 William St.

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8c.

James & Virginia Latino request abatement of street betterment assessment #25655 in the amount of $12,655.50 for Navasota Ave.

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8d.

Tony Bahnan request abatement of street betterment assessment #31243 in the amount of $36,000.00 for Luther Ave. in the name of GAR Realty Trust LLC.

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8e.

Deiwson Dos Santos request sidewalk repair in front of 61 Seymour St.

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8f - 8k Refer to Traffic and Parking Committee

8f.

Rafael Pena request resident permit parking on Astrid St. be extended to include 5 Astrid St.

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8g.

Kimberly Dover request installation of a handicap parking space across from 16 Ashmont Ave.

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8h.

Mayor Joseph M. Petty request installation of a “Thickly Settled” sign in Barry Rd. between Salisbury St. and Dick Dr.

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8i.

Mayor Joseph M. Petty request installation of traffic calming measures on Heard St.

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8j.

Mayor Joseph M. Petty request installation of a stop sign at the intersection of Cowden St. and Heard St.

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8k.

Olsi Gjinko request removal of resident permit parking in Shirley St. from Florence St. to Park Ave.

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8L Set hearing for November 19, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.

8l.

NATIONAL GRID for a conduit location at: RUSSEL ST. & PLEASANT ST.

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9.

COMMUNICATIONS OF THE CITY MANAGER

 

9.1

APPOINTMENTS
Non-City Council Confirmation
 

Informational Communication

A.

Transmitting informational communication relative to the reappointment of George Maple to the G.A.R. Memorial Board.

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Informational Communication

B.

Transmitting informational communication relative to the reappointment of Pamela Kazarian to the Memorial Auditorium Board.

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Informational Communication

C.

Transmitting informational communication relative to the appointment of Kathan Horne and the reappointments of Robin Bahr Casey, Nghia Le and Richard Pinkes to the Elder Affairs Commission.

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Informational Communication

D.

Transmitting informational communication relative to the appointment of George Sedares to the Worcester Arts Council.

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9.2

APPOINTMENTS
City Council Confirmation
 

Votes Required

A.

Recommend appointments of Fitzroy Hall and John Finn to the Commission on Disability.

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Votes Required

B.

Recommend the appointments of Jeffrey Levering and Michael Rozas to the Cable Advisory Board.

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9.3

DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES
 

Advertise Proposed Ordinance

A.

Recommend adoption of a salary ordinance amendment for the titles of Snow Inspector, Snow Supervisor and Winter Operations Coordinator.

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Advertise Proposed Ordinance

B.

Recommend adoption of a Salary Ordinance Amendment relative to stipends for Water Operation employees that are required to hold the Water Distribution or Water Treatment Plant Operator licenses.

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Informational Communication

C.

Transmitting informational communication relative to a DPW Opportunities Fair scheduled for Wednesday, November 13th, 5pm - 7pm and Saturday, November 16th, 10am - 12pm, at the Worcester Senior Center.

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9.4

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
 

Votes Required

A.

Recommend adoption of an order authorizing a long term lease of a portion of 128 Providence Street, the Nurses' Building.

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Informational Communication

B.

Transmitting informational communication relative to the semi-annual Tax Increment Financing / Tax Increment Exemption Report for the Fiscal Year ending June 30, 2019.

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Refer to City Council's Standing Committee on Economic Development

C.

Recommend adoption of a resolution to file an application to designate the proposed Washington Square hotel as a Certified Project and approve a Tax Increment Financing Plan for the property.

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9.5

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS AND PARKS
Administration Division
 

Informational Communication

A.

Transmitting informational communication relative to the pay rates of hired equipment for snow plowing and salting/sanding.

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9.6

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS AND PARKS
Engineering and Architectural Services Division
 

9.7

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS AND PARKS
Operations Division
 

9.8

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS AND PARKS
Parks Division
 

Informational Communication

A.

Transmitting informational communication relative to public meetings to discuss the Open Space and Recreation Plan for the City of Worcester.

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Informational Communication

B.

Transmitting informational communication relative to the revised Mulcahy Field Master Plan.

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9.9

FIRE DEPARTMENT
 

9.10

POLICE DEPARTMENT
 

Informational Communication

A.

Transmitting informational communication relative to the salary difference of a police officer assigned to the Union Station Substation and a police officer working paid detail.

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9.11

DEPARTMENT OF EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS
 

9.12

LICENSE COMMISSION
 

9.13

LAW DEPARTMENT
 

Informational Communication

A.

Transmitting informational communication relative to procedural guidance concerning the proposed amendment to the zoning ordinance which would prohibit parking on front yard setback areas.

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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
 

Informational Communication

A.

Transmitting informational communication relative to a report as to status and condition of 18 Palisades Street.

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Informational Communication

B.

Transmitting informational communication relative to a list of all current problem properties in the court system or foreclosure process as well as an overview of the system the City uses to track and provide follow up on issues concerning problem properties.Refer to CCM Item 9.32O

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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
 

Refer to City Council's Standing Committee on Economic Development

A.

Transmitting informational communication relative to the Municipal Electric Aggregation Plan in Worcester which offers participants a greener electricity supply, improved price stability, and consumer protections.

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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
 

Votes Required

A.

Request to reallocate a portion of FY 2020 capital equipment funds authorized for pole mounted speed monitors to allow for the purchase of one trailer mounted speed monitor.

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9.32

FINANCE ITEMS
Grants and Donations
 

Votes Required

A.

Recommend adoption of a resolution to file, accept and expend a grant in the amount of One Hundred and Eighty Sixty Thousand Two Hundred One Dollars and No Cents ($186,201.00) from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts under the Community Compact Cabinet IT Grant program for a new Mobile Assessing software application.

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Votes Required

B.

Recommend adoption of a resolution to accept with gratitude a donation of One Thousand Four Hundred Dollars and No Cents ($1,400.00) from the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association (M.I.A.A.), to benefit the Department of Public Works and Parks, Lake Park (Tivnan Field) Baseball Facility.

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Votes Required

C.

Recommend adoption of a resolution to accept with gratitude a donation of Four Hundred Dollars And No Cents ($400.00) from the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association (M.I.A.A.), to benefit the Department of Public Works and Parks, Ralph Raymond Softball Diamond at Rockwood Field.

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Votes Required

D.

Recommend adoption of a resolution to accept with gratitude a donation of Four Hundred Dollars and No Cents ($400.00) from Worcester County Senior Athletic Association to benefit the Department of Public Works and Parks Lake, Logan Softball Field.

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Votes Required

E.

Recommend adoption of a resolution to accept with gratitude a donation of One Thousand Eight Hundred Seventy Five Dollars And No Cents ($1,875.00) from Holy Name Central Catholic High School, to the Department of Public Works and Parks (DPW&P), Glodis Soccer Field.

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Votes Required

F.

Recommend adoption of a resolution to accept with gratitude a donation of Six Hundred Sixty Dollars And No Cents ($660.00) from Skyhawks Sports Academy, Inc., for the Department of Public Works and Parks, for future recreational programming.

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Votes Required

G.

Recommend adoption of a resolution to accept with gratitude a donation of travel-related expenses with an estimated value of up to Seven Hundred Dollars And No Cents ($700.00) from National Fire Protection Agency for the attendance of Lieutenant Annmarie Pickett, Worcester Fire Department, to attend their board meeting.

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Votes Required

H.

Recommend adoption of a resolution to accept with gratitude a donation of travel-related expenses and training valued up to the amount of Two Thousand Eight Hundred Twenty Three Dollars And No Cents ($2,823.00) from FEMA/Department of Homeland Security, for Lt. Brian Burris, Special Operations Division of Worcester Fire Department to attend a 4-day training course, "Evidence Collection in a Hazardous Materials Environment".

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Votes Required

I.

Recommend adoption of a resolution to accept with gratitude a donation of one (1) storage container with an approximate monetary value of Two Thousand Dollars and No Cents ($2,000.00), donated by LEI Corporation to the Worcester Police Department's K-9 Unit.

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Votes Required

J.

Recommend adoption of a resolution to file, accept and expend a grant in the amount of up to Thirty Nine Thousand Four Hundred Five Dollars and No Cents ($39,405.00) from the Massachusetts Executive Office of Safety and Security under the Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) Law Enforcement Equipment and Technology Grant Program.

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Votes Required

K.

Recommend adoption of a resolution to file, accept and expend a grant in the amount of up to One Hundred Fifty Seven Thousand One Hundred Dollars And No Cents ($157,100.00) from the Mass Cultural Council, under the Local Cultural Council program.

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Votes Required

L.

Recommend adoption of a resolution to accept with gratitude a donation in the amount of up to Ten Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($10,000.00) from the College of the Holy Cross in support of the City's Recreation Worcester program.

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Votes Required

M.

Recommend adoption of a resolution to file, accept and expend a grant in the amount of Seventy One Thousand Three Hundred Thirty Five Dollars and No Cents ($71,335.00) from the State Emergency Management Agency, under the FY19 Emergency Management Performance Grant (EMPG) program.

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Recommend Adopt On Roll Call

N.

Recommend adoption of a resolution to accept with gratitude a donation of travel-related expenses with an estimated value of One Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($1,000.00) from NFPA to attend their December Advisory Board Meeting.

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Recommend Adopt On Roll Call

O.

Recommend adoption of a resolution to file, accept and expend a grant in the amount of Twenty Five Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($25,000.00) from the Massachusetts Attorney General's Office under the Abandoned Housing Initiative Technology to Enrich Community Housing (TECH) grant program.Refer to CCM Item 9.16B

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9.33

FINANCE ITEMS
Operational Transfers
 

Votes Required

A.

Recommend that Three Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($3,000.00) be transferred from Account #14SSFD45, CDBG Finance Salary & Fringe, and be appropriated to Account #14SEOM45,CDBG Economic Development Ordinary Maintenance, to provide sufficient funding for grant related administrative expenses through the remainder of Fiscal Year 2020.

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Votes Required

B.

Recommend that One Million Ninety Five Thousand Nine Hundred Twelve Dollars And Seventy Five Cents ($1,095,912.75) be transferred to provide sufficient funding for the Off-Street Parking Program for the second quarter of Fiscal Year 2020.

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9.34

FINANCE ITEMS
Prior Year
 

Votes Required

A.

Recommend that Four Hundred Fifty Five Dollars And Ninety Eight Cents ($455.98) be authorized from Account #680-92105, Technical Services Ordinary Maintenance, to provide funds for a prior year invoice.

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Votes Required

B.

Recommend that Seven Thousand Four Hundred Thirty One Dollars and Seventy Four Cents ($7,431.74) from FY20 funds to be used to pay invoices from FY19.

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9.35

FINANCE
Loan Orders
 

9.36

MISCELLANEOUS AGENDA TRANSMITTALS
 

Votes Required

A.

Recommend approval for the City Council convene in executive session to discuss litigation strategy with respect to the following case Suffolk Superior Court Docket Number 1984-CV00543.

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10.

ORDERS

10a.

Request City Manager consider enacting a policy that ensures entire city sidewalks are either made of asphalt or concrete, in an effort to ensure consistency on each road. (Rivera)

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10b.

Request Manager request Police Chief establish a temporary trial utilizing cameras at locations that have high incidences of speeding and/or pedestrian and/or vehicular accidents. Further, request City Manager mail warning citations to individuals violating speed zones or driving while distracted. Further, request City Manager utilize data to establish future actions to reduce speeding and accidents. (Toomey)

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10c.

Request City Manager request City Solicitor report on the qualifications and process to ordain a small commercial (real estate tax) exemption. Further, request City Manager request City Assessor report on the effect of same on the tax tables. Further, request City Manager request Chief Development Officer report on the history and results of same as to other municipalities that have adopted this. (Bergman)

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10d.

Request City Manager confer with the Election Commission as to the advisability of providing snacks to poll workers on election days. (Bergman)

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10e.

Request City Manager review and report compliance with the BRAVE ACT and any costs associated with compliance. (Lukes)

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10f.

Request City Manager reach out to the property owner of 119 Holden St. to set up a neighborhood meeting to discuss the possibility of a sober home being developed on this property. (Rose)

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10g.

Request City Manager provide a detailed report as to ways to save money and provide a stronger trash bag by reviewing the requirements for the production of yellow trash bags. Further, said report should also address similar information for clear recycling bags that were also included in recent DPW and Purchasing bid requests on City website. (Russell)

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11.

COMMUNICATION OF THE CITY CLERK

11a.

Transmitting informational Communication regarding the upcoming vacancies in the Library Board of Directors, effective January 1, 2020.

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12.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

12 Advertise proposed Ordinance

12a.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT Upon the Report of the Planning Board Upon the Petition of Donald J. O'Neil, Esq. on behalf of Gold Star Builders Inc. request to amend Zoning Map in the general vicinity of the intersection of Grand St. and Armory St. by extending the BL-1.0 zone northeasterly across Grand St. to incorporate two parcels of land located at 169 and 179 Grand St.: recommend passage of the accompanying ordinance.

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13.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS

13a Accept & Adopt on a roll call

13a.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Upon the Petition of Robert E. Longden, Esq on behalf of Assumption College request to extinguish a portion of the existing sewer easement located at 500 Salisbury St.: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order.

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14.

REPORTS OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING

14a - 14m Advertise proposed Ordinances

14a.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Richard Powers request installation of a handicap parking in front of 1 Upsala St.: recommend passage of the accompanying proposed Ordinance.

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14b.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Richard Powers request the handicap parking space in front of 178 Vernon St. be removed: recommend passage of the accompanying proposed Ordinance.

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14c.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Jonathan Pipes request installation of a handicap parking space on the Rugby St. side of 222 Ingleside Ave.: recommend passage of the accompanying proposed Ordinance.

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14d.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Esther Konah request installation of a handicap parking space in front of 35 Gardner St.: recommend passage of the accompanying proposed Ordinance.

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14e.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Samantha LeRoy on behalf of Kya Providence request installation of a handicap parking space in front of 60 Eastern Ave.: recommend passage of the accompanying proposed Ordinance.

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14f.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Brenda Nichols request installation of a handicap parking space in front of 32 Newbury St.: recommend passage of the accompanying proposed Ordinance.

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14g.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Robert Rourke request installation of a handicap parking space across from 20 Strathmore Rd.: recommend passage of the accompanying proposed Ordinance.

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14h.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Kwaku Obeng-Mensah request to relocate the handicap parking space from in front of 13 Tower St. to in front of 9 Tower St.: recommend passage of the accompanying proposed Ordinance.

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14i.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Salah Alzuhairy on behalf of Aday Alzuhairy request installation of a handicap parking space in front of 125 Chino Ave.: recommend passage of the accompanying proposed Ordinance.

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14j.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Larry Flowers request handicap parking space in front of 110 Farrar Ave. be removed.: recommend passage of the accompanying proposed Ordinance.

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14k.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Councilor Matthew E. Wally on behalf of Mary Bejune request parking regulations be implemented to ensure emergency vehicles can access the road between houses number 2 and 12 Courtland St.: recommend passage of the accompanying proposed Ordinance.

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14l.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Flor Portillo request installation of a handicap parking space in front of 21 Marion Ave.: recommend passage of the accompanying proposed Ordinance.

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14m.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Neftali Cruz request the two (2) handicap parking spaces in front of 69 Providence St. be removed: recommend passage of the accompanying proposed Ordinance.

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15.

TABLED UNDER PRIVILEGE

15a.

TO BE ORDAINED - An Ordinance Amending Section 40 Of Chapter 13 Of The Revised Ordinances Of 2008 To Provide For Resident Permit Parking On Hackfeld Road. (Tabled Under Privilege - Lukes October 29, 2019)

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15b.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT Upon the Communication of the City Manager recommending adoption of a Proposed Zoning Ordinance Amendment relative to parking and paving in residential front yards: recommend Communication be referred to Planning Board. (Tabled Under Privilege - Petty October 29, 2019)

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16.

TABLED ITEMS

16a.

RESOLUTION of Councilor Konstantina B. Lukes – That the City Council go on record in favor of supporting the Worcester Bravehearts as they plan for the future. (Tabled Under Privilege - Lukes August 21, 2018 and Tabled Under Privilege - Petty September 12, 2018 and Tabled - Lukes September 25, 2018)

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16b.

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)

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16c.

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)

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16d.

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)

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16e.

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)

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16f.

TO BE ORDAINED - Amending Section 2 Article III Of The Worcester Zoning Ordinance Adopted April 2, 1991 Relative To Extending The Bl-1.0 And Commercial Corridor Overlay (CCOD) Zoning Districts In The Vicinity Of The Property Located At 57 Highland Street And 33 & 35 Wachusett Street. (Tabled Under Privilege - Petty June 25, 2019 and Tabled - Wally July 23, 2019)

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16g.

ORDER of Councilor George J. Russell – That City Council does hereby support the Comprehensive Clean City Program as submitted to City Council, with the exception of changing the price increase on garbage bags from fifty cents to twenty-five cents and eliminating the clear plastic bag portion of the program. (Tabled Under Privilege - Petty July 23, 2019 and Tabled - Russell August 13, 2019)

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16h.

ORDER of Councilor Candy Mero-Carlson - That City Council does hereby support the Comprehensive Clean City Program as submitted to City Council. Further, request City Manager provide City Council with a review of the Comprehensive Clean City Program in one year’s time. Further, request City Manager consider providing all neighborhood based clean-up grants to only established neighborhood groups. (Tabled Under Privilege - Petty July 23, 2019 and Tabled - Russell August 13, 2019)

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16i.

ORDER of Councilor Matthew E. Wally – That City Council does hereby support the Comprehensive Clean City Program as submitted to City Council, with the exception of implementing an a la carte system for purchasing clear plastic recycling bags and yellow trash bags, which would allow residents to purchase large bags separately from small bags, and yellow trash bags separately from clear plastic recycling bags. (Tabled Under Privilege - Petty July 23, 2019 and Tabled - Russell August 13, 2019)

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16j.

ORDER of Councilor Konstantina B. Lukes - Request City Manager request City Solicitor provide City Council with a legal opinion regarding the process of instituting a residential rent control program and the resulting impact of implementing such a program. (Tabled Under Privilege - Lukes September 17, 2019 and September 24, 2019 and Tabled - Lukes October 15, 2019)

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17.

BUSINESS UNDER SUSPENSION OF RULES - Items brought forth under suspension at the October 29, 2019 City Council meeting.

17a.

ORDER of Councilor Khrystian E. King – Request City Manager provide City Council with a report concerning all actions taken by the city to monitor alleged illicit activities at SMOC, located at 25 Queen St. – Item #20a CC Order adopted

17b.

ORDER of Councilor Candy Mero-Carlson – Request City Manager provide City Council with a report concerning whether the Inspectional Services Department has visited SMOC and whether the building is up to code. – Item #20b CC Order adopted

17c.

ORDER of Councilor Kathleen M. Toomey – Request City Clerk provide individuals attending City Council meetings with the rules of public speaking and participation. – Item #20c CC Order adopted

17d.

ORDER of Councilor Morris A. Bergman – Request City Manager consider providing the Division of Healthcare Facilities Licensure and Certification with the testimony provided to City Council by residents concerning alleged illicit activities occurring at SMOC. – Item #20d CC Order adopted

17e.

ORDER of Councilor Khrystian E. King – Request City Manager reach out to the State of Massachusetts legislators who represent SMOC, located at 25 Queen St., to determine any state assistance or partnerships that could be garnered to help the city deal with any illicit activities occurring at the property. – Item #20e CC Order adopted

17f.

ORDER of Councilor George J. Russell – Request City Manager review all streets that have been considered for sidewalk installation, including Sunderland Rd. between Grafton St. and Massasoit Rd., which services Roosevelt Elementary School. – Item #20f CC Order adopted

17g.

ORDER of Councilor Konstantina B. Lukes – Request City Manager provide City Council with a report concerning the city’s property assessments over the last five years. – Item #20g CC Order adopted

17h.

ORDER of Councilor Khrystian E. King – Request City Manager request City Solicitor provide City Council with a legal opinion concerning whether there would be any privacy infringements should the city begin to use drones as part of a traffic relief management plan. – Item #20h CC Order adopted

17i.

ORDER of Councilor Konstantina B. Lukes – Request City Manager provide City Council with a report concerning the city’s experience having speedbumps on Westland St., including information concerning whether speed of motorists decreased as a result of their installation. – Item #20i CC Order adopted

17j.

ORDER of Councilor Konstantina B. Lukes – Request City Manager implement a moratorium on the paving over of front lawns. Further, request City Manager request City Solicitor provide City Council with legal opinion concerning implementing a moratorium on the paving over of front lawns. – Item #20j CC Order adopted

17k.

ORDER of Councilor Candy Mero-Carlson – Request City Manager provide City Council with a report concerning the exemplary action by the Worcester Police Department concerning the altercation at 64 Franklin St., which occurred on Saturday October 26, 2019. Further, request City Manager include in said report information concerning the equipment used by the Worcester Police Department, which participants in the altercation may have attempted to seize from the police officers. – Item #20k CC Order adopted as amended

17l.

ORDER of Councilor Candy Mero-Carlson – Request City Manager request Commissioner of Public Works repair the crosswalk button for the crosswalk at the intersection of Lincoln St. and Channing St. – Item #20l CC Order adopted

17m.

RESOLUTION of Councilor Konstantina B. Lukes – That the City Council of the city of Worcester does hereby support the Worcester Police Department for their courage and professionalism in dealing with what could have been a very dangerous situation on Saturday, October 26, 2019 at 64 Franklin St. – Item #20m CC Resolution adopted on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays

17n.

ORDER of Councilor Kathleen M. Toomey – Request City Manager consider educating the public concerning how to properly interact with law enforcement. Further, request City Manager consider bringing the Worcester Police Department officers responsible for subduing the altercation at 64 Franklin St. before City Council so that they may be recognized for their service. – Item #20n CC Order adopted

17o.

ORDER of Councilor Sarai Rivera – Request City Manager request Police Chief provide speed enforcement in the vicinity of Mason St. Further, request City Manager request Police Chief place an electronic speed monitoring system in Mason St. on a temporary basis. – Item #20o CC Order adopted

17p.

PETITION of Councilor Sarai Rivera request installation of speed limit signage in Mason St. – Item #20p CC Referred to Traffic and Parking Committee


Scheduled Meetings of the Standing Committees

 
Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019
05:30 PM -
Public Works Committee
Chairperson George J. Russell, Candy Mero-Carlson, Matthew E. Wally
   

Esther Howland (South) Chamber

 

   
Monday, Nov. 18, 2019
06:00 PM -
Economic Development Committee
Chairperson Candy Mero-Carlson, Sarai Rivera, Matthew E. Wally
   

Esther Howland (South) Chamber

 

   
Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019
05:00 PM -
Public Health and Human Services Committee
Chairperson Sarai Rivera, Sean M. Rose, Kathleen M. Toomey
   

Levi Lincoln (North) Chambers

 

   
Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019
06:00 PM -
Traffic and Parking Committee
Chairperson Matthew E. Wally, Konstantina B. Lukes, Candy Mero-Carlson
   

Esther Howland (South) Chamber