CITY OF WORCESTER

JOURNAL OF THE CITY COUNCIL

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Levi Lincoln (North) Chamber

Convened: 5:07 P.M.

Recessed: 6:07 P.M. Reconvened: 6:19 P.M. Adjourned: 11:08 P.M.


Mayor
Joseph M. Petty

 

www.worcesterma.gov

City Manager
Edward M. Augustus, Jr.

City Auditor
Robert V. Stearns

Councilors

Morris A. Bergman Donna M. Colorio
Khrystian E. King Candy Mero-Carlson
Sarai Rivera Sean M. Rose City Clerk
Nikolin Vangjeli
Gary Rosen George J. Russell
Kathleen M. Toomey Matthew E. Wally
 

City Hall - 455 Main Street Worcester, Massachusetts


1.

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE AND STAR SPANGLED BANNER

2.

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

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 June 30, 2020.

Attachments

Mayor Petty read the item and moved for a roll call vote to adopt the item. Order adopted on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays.

 

5.

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

5a.

Mayor Petty recognized the following speakers: 1. Julia Knowles, Worcester resident, spoke in favor of items #8p CC and #8q CC 2. Aretha Kharashqah, Worcester resident, spoke in opposition to item #11k CC 3. Nathan Cummins, Worcester resident, spoke in favor of item #22b CC 4. Bryan O’Donnell, Worcester resident, spoke in favor of item #8q CC 5. Eve Studman, Worcester resident, spoke in favor of item #8q CC 6. Eliana Stanislawski, Worcester resident, spoke in favor of item #8q CC 7. Casey Duggan, Worcester resident, spoke in favor of items #8p CC and #8q CC 8. Emily Valante, Worcester resident, spoke in favor of items #8q CC 9. Gretta Hayden, Worcester resident, spoke in favor of item #8q CC 10. Jenny Pacillo, Worcester resident, spoke in opposition to item #11k CC 11. Judy Diamondstone, Worcester resident, spoke in opposition to item #11k CC 12. Kaci Panarelli, Shrewsbury resident, spoke in favor of item #8q CC 13. Milhomme Jean-Charles, Worcester resident, spoke in favor of #8q CC 14. Molly Bond, Worcester resident, spoke in opposition to item #11k CC 15. Christine (no last name given), Worcester resident, spoke in favor of item #8q CC 16. Samantha Fried, Worcester resident, spoke in favor of item #8q CC 17. Vicki Rosinsky, Worcester resident, spoke in favor of item #8q CC 18. Anny Ul-Ain, Worcester resident, spoke in favor of item #8q CC 19. Juliette Gale, Worcester resident, spoke in favor of item #8q 20. Marika Fox, Worcester resident, spoke in favor of item #8q CC 21. Michelle Puch, Worcester resident, spoke in favor of item #8q CC 22. Timm Jones, Worcester resident, spoke in favor of item #8p CC

 

6.

HEARINGS AND ORDERS

6a.

Hearing: CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS for a conduit location at: PAYSON ST. Granting permission to CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS for a conduit location at: PAYSON ST.

Attachments

Mayor Petty read the item and moved for a roll call vote to take up items #6a CC through #6k CC collectively and open the hearing. Mayor Petty’s motion was approved on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays. Mayor Petty asked if any abutters wished to be heard on the items. Hearing no speakers, Mayor Petty moved for a roll call vote to close the hearing. Mayor Petty’s motion was approved on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays. Mayor Petty moved for a roll call vote to approve the items. Hearing held and Order adopted on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays.

 

6b.

Hearing: CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS for a conduit location at: SOUTHBRIDGE ST. Granting permission to CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS for a conduit location at: SOUTHBRIDGE ST.

Attachments

Hearing held and Order adopted on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays (See Item #6a CC)

 

6c.

Hearing: NATIONAL GRID for a conduit location at: CANAL ST. Granting permission to NATIONAL GRID for a conduit location at: CANAL ST.

Attachments

Hearing held and Order adopted on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays (See Item #6a CC)

 

6d.

Hearing: NATIONAL GRID for a conduit location at: GRAFTON ST. and HALE ST. Granting permission to NATIONAL GRID for a conduit location at: GRAFTON ST. and HALE ST.

Attachments

Hearing held and Order adopted on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays (See Item #6a CC)

 

6e.

Hearing: NATIONAL GRID for a conduit location at: MAIN ST. and WOODLAND ST. Granting permission to NATIONAL GRID for a conduit location at: MAIN ST. and WOODLAND ST.

Attachments

Hearing held and Order adopted on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays (See Item #6a CC)

 

6f.

Hearing: NATIONAL GRID for a conduit location at: MAYWOOD ST. Granting permission to NATIONAL GRID for a conduit location at: MAYWOOD ST.

Attachments

Hearing held and Order adopted on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays (See Item #6a CC)

 

6g.

Hearing: NATIONAL GRID for a conduit location at: NORFOLK ST. Granting permission to NATIONAL GRID for a conduit location at: NORFOLK ST.

Attachments

Hearing held and Order adopted on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays (See Item #6a CC)

 

6h.

Hearing: NATIONAL GRID and VERIZON NEW ENGLAND, INC. for a jointly-owned pole location at: PULLMAN ST. Granting permission to NATIONAL GRID and VERIZON NEW ENGLAND, INC. for a jointly-owned pole location at: PULLMAN ST.

Attachments

Hearing held and Order adopted on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays (See Item #6a CC)

 

6i.

Hearing: CROWN CASTLE NG EAST, LLC for a conduit location at: MCKEON RD. Granting permission to CROWN CASTLE NG EAST, LLC for a conduit location at: MCKEON RD.

Attachments

Hearing held and Order adopted on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays (See Item #6a CC)

 

6j.

Hearing: CROWN CASTLE NG EAST, LLC for a conduit location at: OAK AVENUE. Granting permission to CROWN CASTLE NG EAST, LLC for a conduit location at: OAK AVENUE.

Attachments

Hearing held and Order adopted on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays (See Item #6a CC)

 

6k.

Hearing: CROWN CASTLE NG EAST, LLC for a conduit location at: MAYWOOD ST. Granting permission to CROWN CASTLE NG EAST, LLC for a conduit location at: MAYWOOD ST.

Attachments

Hearing held and Order adopted on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays (See Item #6a CC)

 

7.

PETITIONS

7a.

Debbie Guiney et al., President/CEO of AllCom Credit Union, request the section of sidewalk on the Pratt St. side of 36 Park Ave. be repaved.

Attachments

Mayor Petty read the item and moved for a roll call vote to refer items #7a CC through #7l CC, minus #7f CC, collectively to Public Works Committee. Referred to Public Works Committee on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays.

 

7b.

Doris Boulette request Clive St. be repaved.

Attachments

Referred to Public Works Committee on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays (See Item #7a CC)

 

7c.

Doris Boulette request curb repair in front of 8 Clive St.

Attachments

Referred to Public Works Committee on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays (See Item #7a CC)

 

7d.

Sharon Lillie request an improved drainage system be placed at the intersection of Onset St. and Pine Hill Rd.

Attachments

Referred to Public Works Committee on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays (See Item #7a CC)

 

7e.

Ronald Negrini request a large trash can be installed in front of Maranatha Christian Church, located at 269 Mill St.

Attachments

Referred to Public Works Committee on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays (See Item #7a CC)

 

7f.

Kristen Morgan request installation of a catch basin sewer in the vicinity of 23 Pine Hill Rd.

Attachments

Mayor Petty read the item and recognized Councilor Russell, who moved to refer the item to the City Clerk. Referred to the City Clerk on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays

 

7g.

Councilor George J. Russell on behalf of Joe Ledoux request Roath St. be resurfaced.

Attachments

Referred to Public Works Committee on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays (See Item #7a CC)

 

7h.

Councilor Matthew E. Wally request Scenic Drive be repaved.

Attachments

Referred to Public Works Committee on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays (See Item #7a CC)

 

7i.

Councilor Kathleen M. Toomey on behalf of Nicole E. Sawitz request installation of a guard rail at the corner and Westborough St. side of 1 Pioneer Rd.

Attachments

Referred to Public Works Committee on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays (See Item #7a CC)

 

7j.

Lisa Dunham request sidewalk repair in front of 7-11 Woodford St.

Attachments

Referred to Public Works Committee on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays (See Item #7a CC)

 

7k.

James Gamble et al. request Beckland St. be converted from a private street to a public street.

Attachments

Referred to Planning Board on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays (See Item #7a CC) Note: There was a clerical error on this item, which originally asked for the item to be referred to Public Works Committee.

 

7l.

Councilor Donna M. Colorio on behalf of Sandy Meltzer and the Saxon Rd. Neighborhood Group request installation of fencing at high risk area, at the culvert at the end of St. Paul Drive, for safety improvements.

Attachments

Referred to Public Works Committee on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays (See Item #7a CC)

 

7m.

Edith Morgan et al. request installation of a four-way stop sign at the intersection of Uxbridge St. and Shattuck St.

Attachments

Mayor Petty read the item and moved for a roll call vote to refer items #7m CC through #7z CC collectively to Traffic and Parking Committee. Referred to Traffic and Parking Committee on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays.

 

7n.

Sean Quinlivan request the "No Parking Here to Corner" sign at the intersection of Whipple St. and Blackstone River Rd. be relocated to allow for proper sight distance to make a left hand turn from Whipple St. onto Blackstone River Rd.

Attachments

Referred to Traffic and Parking Committee on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays (See Item #7m CC)

 

7o.

John and Kristina Brand request installation of two (2) speed limit signs on West Boylston St. between the I-190 ramp and Mountain St. East.

Attachments

Referred to Traffic and Parking Committee on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays (See Item #7m CC)

 

7p.

John and Kristina Brand request installation of a crosswalk in the vicinity of Lou Roc's Diner, located at 1074 West Boylston St., or in the vicinity of 1105 West Boylston St.

Attachments

Referred to Traffic and Parking Committee on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays (See Item #7m CC)

 

7q.

John and Kristina Brand request installation of pedestrian crossing in the vicinity of Jerry's Hardware, located at 1154 West Boylston St.

Attachments

Referred to Traffic and Parking Committee on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays (See Item #7m CC)

 

7r.

John and Kristina Brand request installation of temporary speed radar north of Mountain St. West.

Attachments

Referred to Traffic and Parking Committee on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays (See Item #7m CC)

 

7s.

John and Kristina Brand request installation of temporary speed radar south of I-190 exit on West Boylston St.

Attachments

Referred to Traffic and Parking Committee on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays (See Item #7m CC)

 

7t.

Mary Neil Diggins et al. request installation of a four way blinking stop sign at the intersection of Tyson Rd. and Burncoat St.

Attachments

Referred to Traffic and Parking Committee on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays (See Item #7m CC)

 

7u.

Brian Dutremble request re-evaluation of traffic lights at the intersection of West Boylston St. and Mountain St. East/West to determine the appropriateness of restoring green arrows for protected turns.

Attachments

Referred to Traffic and Parking Committee on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays (See Item #7m CC)

 

7v.

Marta Sanchez request installation of a handicap parking space in the vicinity of 42 Esther St.

Attachments

Referred to Traffic and Parking Committee on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays (See Item #7m CC)

 

7w.

Kristen Morgan request installation of a "Dead End" sign at the intersection of Pine Hill Rd. and Onset St.

Attachments

Referred to Traffic and Parking Committee on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays (See Item #7m CC)

 

7x.

Kristen Morgan request installation of a stop sign at the intersection of Onset St. and Pine Hill Rd.

Attachments

Referred to Traffic and Parking Committee on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays (See Item #7m CC)

 

7y.

Wendy Chase request installation of a four-way stop sign at the intersection of Royal Rd. and Edlin St.

Attachments

Referred to Traffic and Parking Committee on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays (See Item #7m CC)

 

7z.

Wendy Chase request installation of speed limit signage in the vicinity of Royal Rd. and Heard St. intersection.

Attachments

Referred to Traffic and Parking Committee on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays (See Item #7m CC)

 

8.

PETITIONS - PART II

8a.

Councilor Gary Rosen on behalf of Brenda Davin request traffic enforcement of the one-way direction on Enfield St. into Park Ave.

Attachments

Mayor Petty read the item and moved for a roll call vote to refer items #8a CC through #8m CC collectively to Traffic and Parking Committee. Referred to Traffic and Parking Committee on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays.

 

8b.

Councilor Matthew E. Wally and Councilor Gary Rosen on behalf of Harold Boucher request increased speed enforcement on Olean St.

Attachments

Referred to Traffic and Parking Committee on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays (See Item #8a CC)

 

8c.

Councilor George J. Russell on behalf of James DiGiorno request installation of a "No Left Turn" restriction into Whitla Dr. from Lake Ave. between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m.

Attachments

Referred to Traffic and Parking Committee on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays (See Item #8a CC)

 

8d.

Councilor Sarai Rivera on behalf of behalf of Reverend Raul Elizalde request installation of “No Parking Anytime” signage in front of Iglesia Casa de Oracion, located at 21 Canterbury St.

Attachments

Referred to Traffic and Parking Committee on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays (See Item #8a CC)

 

8e.

Councilor Candy Mero-Carlson on behalf of Ann Marie Gilchrist request installation of stops signs in both directions of Plantation St. at Tampa St.

Attachments

Referred to Traffic and Parking Committee on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays (See Item #8a CC)

 

8f.

Councilor Candy Mero-Carlson on behalf of Michael Scaglione request installation of “Do Not Block Street” signage on Belmont St. at its intersection with Alvarado Ave.

Attachments

Referred to Traffic and Parking Committee on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays (See Item #8a CC)

 

8g.

Councilor Donna M. Colorio and Councilor Matthew E. Wally on behalf of Judy Griffin request the width of Heard St. from the cross street of Papineau St. to Clover St. be examined to determine if trucks with excessive width should be allowed to travel on Heard St.

Attachments

Referred to Traffic and Parking Committee on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays (See Item #8a CC)

 

8h.

Councilor Donna M. Colorio and Councilor Matthew E. Wally on behalf of Judy Griffin request the allowed truck weight on Heard St. be changed to 2.5 tons.

Attachments

Referred to Traffic and Parking Committee on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays (See Item #8a CC)

 

8i.

Councilor Donna M. Colorio and Councilor Matthew E. Wally on behalf of Judy Griffin request installation of a stop sign on Papineau St. at its intersection with Heard St.

Attachments

Referred to Traffic and Parking Committee on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays (See Item #8a CC)

 

8j.

Councilor Donna M. Colorio and Councilor Matthew E. Wally on behalf of Judy Griffin request traffic signage on Heard St. be reviewed to determine the appropriateness of additional speed limit and “Not A Truck Route” signage.

Attachments

Referred to Traffic and Parking Committee on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays (See Item #8a CC)

 

8k.

Councilor Donna M. Colorio on behalf of Ted Kostas request installation of a stop sign at the end of Pelham St. at its intersection with Russell St.

Attachments

Referred to Traffic and Parking Committee on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays (See Item #8a CC)

 

8l.

John Coleman request installation of a handicap parking space in front of 11 Reeves St.

Attachments

Referred to Traffic and Parking Committee on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays (See Item #8a CC)

 

8m.

Councilor Candy Mero-Carlson and Councilor Morris A. Bergman request the location of the “No Left Turn” signal at the intersection of Plantation St. and Belmont St. be assessed to determine a more appropriate location for the signal.

Attachments

Referred to Traffic and Parking Committee on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays (See Item #8a CC)

 

8n.

NATIONAL GRID for a conduit location at: VELANDER ST.

Attachments

Mayor Petty read the item and moved for a roll call vote to collectively set hearings for September 8, 2020 at 5 p.m. for items #8n CC and #8o CC. Hearing set for September 8, 2020 at 5 p.m. on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays.

 

8o.

NATIONAL GRID and VERIZON NEW ENGLAND, INC. for a jointly-owned pole location at: PLANTATION ST.

Attachments

Hearing set for September 8, 2020 at 5 p.m. on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays (See Item #8n CC)

 

8p.

Alice Dillon request that while attending virtually broadcasted meetings, all members of the City Council, the Mayor and City Manager must keep their individual cameras on and facing them at all times except for while taking bio-breaks. Further, that the aforementioned parties must not turn their cameras away to hold side conversations that cannot be heard by remote viewers. Further, that members of the City Council must unmute themselves while taking their votes so each vote can be heard.

Attachments

Mayor Petty read the item and recognized the petitioner, who spoke in favor of the item. Mayor Petty recognized Councilor Bergman, who moved to, “Request City Manager request City Solicitor provide City Council, at its next meeting, with a legal opinion relative to #8p CC on August 11, 2020’s City Council meeting regarding City Council members keeping their cameras turned on, not holding side conversations and unmuting their microphones.” (See Item #25a CC). Mayor Petty moved for a roll call vote on Councilor Bergman’s motion and to refer the item to the City Solicitor. Referred to the City Solicitor on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays.

 

8q.

Asa Needle request City Council work with the City Manager to implement a program in which trained mental health workers respond to 911 calls involving mental health-related crises and that funding for such a program be obtained by allocating funds away from the Worcester Police Department budget.

Attachments

Mayor Petty read the item and recognized the petitioner, who spoke concerning the item. Mayor Petty moved for a roll call vote to refer the item to the City Manager. Referred to the City Manager on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays.

 

9.

COMMUNICATIONS OF THE CITY MANAGER

 

9.1

APPOINTMENTS
Non-City Council Confirmation
A.

Transmitting informational communication relative to the appointment of Fatima Idris to the Hope Cemetery Commission.

Attachments

Mayor Petty read the item and moved for a roll call vote to place the item on file. Placed on file on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays.

 
B.

Transmitting informational communication relative to the appointment of Margaret Guzman to the Civic Center Commission.

Attachments

Mayor Petty read the item and moved for a roll call vote to place the item on file. Placed on file on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays.

 
C.

Transmitting informational communication relative to the appointment of Toni Molinari to the Planning Board

Attachments

Mayor Petty read the item and moved for a roll call vote to place the item on file. Placed on file on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays.

 
 

9.2

APPOINTMENTS
City Council Confirmation
A.

Recommend appointment of Terrance Ford to the Citizen Advisory Council with a term to expire on March 31, 2021.

Attachments

Mayor Petty read the item and moved for a roll call vote to confirm the appointment. Confirmed on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays.

 
 

9.3

DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES
A.

Transmitting informational communication regarding the National League of Cities and whether or not they can assist in providing racial equity training to Worcester's elected and appointed city, school and public safety officials, among others, through that agency's highly regarded Race, Equity and Leadership (REAL) Program.

Attachments

Mayor Petty read the item and recognized the City Manager, who spoke concerning the item. Mayor Petty recognized Councilor Rosen, Councilor King, Councilor Rivera and Councilor Rose, who all spoke concerning the item. Mayor Petty moved for a roll call vote to refer the item to the City Manager. Referred to the City Manager on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays.

 
 

9.4

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
A.

Recommend the transfer of deed restrictions from 7 Oread Place to 11 Oread Place.

Attachments

Mayor Petty read the item and moved for a roll call vote to adopt the item. Order adopted on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays.

 
 

9.5

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS AND PARKS
Administration Division
A.

Transmitting informational communication relative to the Construction Progress Report for the month ending July 31, 2020.

Attachments

Mayor Petty read the item and moved for a roll call vote to refer the item to Public Works Committee. Referred to Public Works Committee on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays.

 
B.

Transmitting informational communication relative to DigSafe Markings on or near Veterans Memorials.

Attachments

Mayor Petty read the item and moved for a roll call vote of refer the item to Veterans' Memorials, Parks and Recreation Committee. Referred to Veterans' Memorials, Parks and Recreation Committee on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays

 
C.

Transmitting informational communication relative to the CSX Vegetation Management Yearly Operational Plan.

Attachments

Mayor Petty read the item and recognized Councilor Russell, who moved to, “Request City Manager request Director of Public Health review CSX’s Vegetation Management Yearly Operational Plan and provide City Council with a report relative to the herbicide being used by the company.” (See Item #25b CC). Councilor Russell then moved to recommit the item back to the City Manager. Mayor Petty moved for a roll call vote to recommit the item back to the City Manager. Recommitted back to the City Manager on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays.

 
D.

Recommend referral of communication relative to a decree as public, an extension of hospital drive and related easements.

Attachments

Mayor Petty read the item and moved for a roll call vote to refer the item to Public Works Committee and the Planning Board. Referred to Public Works Committee and the Planning Board on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays.

 
 

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
A.

Transmitting informational communication relative to the Crompton Park Skate Park Design Review.

Attachments

Mayor Petty read the item and recognized Councilor Rivera, who spoke concerning the item. Mayor Petty moved for a roll call vote to refer the item to Veterans' Memorials, Parks and Recreation Committee. Referred to Veterans' Memorials, Parks and Recreation Committee on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays.

 
 

9.9

FIRE DEPARTMENT
 

9.10

POLICE DEPARTMENT
 

9.11

DEPARTMENT OF EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS
 

9.12

LICENSE COMMISSION
 

9.13

LAW DEPARTMENT
 

9.14

DEPARTMENT OF INSPECTIONAL SERVICES
Administration
 

9.15

DEPARTMENT OF INSPECTIONAL SERVICES
Building and Zoning Division
 

9.16

DEPARTMENT OF INSPECTIONAL SERVICES
Housing and Health Inspections Division
 

9.17

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Division of Public Health
 

9.18

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Division of Elder Affairs
 

9.19

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

9.20

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Division of Veterans Services
 

9.21

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Division of Youth Services
 

9.22

WORCESTER PUBLIC LIBRARY
A.

Transmitting informational communication relative to a change in fines for Worcester residents at the Worcester Public Library.

Attachments

Mayor Petty read the item and recognized the City Manager, who spoke concerning the item. Mayor Petty recognized Councilor Rivera, who spoke concerning the item. Mayor Petty moved to refer the item to Education Committee. Referred to Education Committee on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays.

 
 

9.23

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE CITY MANAGER
Cultural Division
A.

Transmitting informational communication relative to the celebration of the centennial anniversary of the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment.

Attachments

Mayor Petty read the item and moved to, “Request City Manager consider advertising on the city’s website the information relative to the city’s celebration of the centennial anniversary of the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment.” (See Item #25c CC). Mayor Petty moved for a roll call vote to place the item on file. Placed on file on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays.

 
B.

Transmitting informational communication relative to the "Give Me A Sign" Public Art Initiative.

Attachments

Mayor Petty read the item and recognized Councilor Rose, who spoke concerning the item. Mayor Petty moved for a roll call vote to place the item on file. Placed on file on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays

 
 

9.24

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE CITY MANAGER
Division of Urban Innovation
A.

Transmitting informational communication relative to an update of the work by the Division of Urban Innovation.

Attachments

Mayor Petty read the item and recognized Councilor Wally, who spoke concerning the item. Mayor Petty moved for a roll call vote to refer the item to Urban Technologies, Innovation and Environment Committee. Referred to Urban Technologies, Innovation and Environment Committee on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays.

 
 

9.25

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE CITY MANAGER
Election Commission Division
 

9.26

PUBLIC SCHOOL DEPARTMENT
 

9.27

DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE
Assessing Division
 

9.28

DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE
Budget Office Division
A.

Transmitting informational communication relative to an update on Unrestricted General Government Aid (UGGA) and Chapter 70 Education aid.

Attachments

Mayor Petty read the item and recognized the City Manager, who spoke concerning the item. Mayor Petty recognized Councilor King, who moved to refer the item to Municipal and Legislative Operations Committee. Referred to Municipal and Legislative Operations Committee on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays.

 
 

9.29

DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE
Energy and Asset Management
 

9.30

DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE
Purchasing Division
 

9.31

DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE
Treasury and Collections Division
 

9.32

DEPARTMENT OF TECHNICAL SERVICES
 

9.33

FINANCE ITEMS
Capital Transfers
 

9.34

FINANCE ITEMS
Grants and Donations
A.

Recommend adoption of a resolution to file, accept and expend a grant in the amount of One Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($1,000.00) from Central MA Agency on Aging under the Support Senior Centers Maintenance and Operation program.

Attachments

Mayor Petty read the item and moved for a roll call vote to take items #9.34A CM through #9.34G CM collectively and to adopt the items. Resolution adopted on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays

 
B.

Recommend adoption of a resolution to file, accept and expend a grant in the amount of Sixty Nine Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($69,000.00) under the Manufacturing Bridge program.

Attachments

Resolution adopted on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays (See Item #9.34A CM)

 
C.

Recommend adoption of a resolution to file, accept and expend a grant in the amount of Two Hundred Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($200,000.00) from the 2020-2021 Senator Kenneth J. Donnelly Workforce Success Grants, for Expanded Training Capacity & Employment program.

Attachments

Resolution adopted on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays (See Item #9.34A CM)

 
D.

Recommend adoption of a resolution to file and accept a 2021 training grant from the Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety and Security’s State 911 Department, in an amount of up to One Hundred Sixty Thousand Dollar and No Cents ($160,000.00).

Attachments

Resolution adopted on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays (See Item #9.34A CM)

 
E.

Recommend adoption of a resolution to accept with gratitude a donation in the amount of two thousand twenty five dollars and no cents ($2,025.00) from the Worcester Public Library Foundation for the talking book library.

Attachments

Resolution adopted with gratitude on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays (See Item #9.34A CM)

 
F.

Recommend adoption of a resolution to accept a gratitude a donation in the amount of Fifteen Thousand Dollars and No Cents ($15,000.00) from the Worcester Public Library Foundation, to the Summer Reading Program, for the Worcester Public Library.

Attachments

Resolution adopted with gratitude on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays (See Item #9.34A CM)

 
G.

Recommend adoption of a resolution to file, accept and expend a grant from the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EOEEA), Division of Conservation Services through the Local Acquisitions for Natural Diversity (LAND) program in the amount of Seventy Thousand Dollars and No Cents ($70,000.00)

Attachments

Resolution adopted on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays (See Item #9.34A CM)

 
 

9.35

FINANCE ITEMS
Operational Transfers
 

9.36

FINANCE ITEMS
Prior Year
A.

Recommend that Three Hundred Seven Dollars And Five Cents ($307.05), from Account #4102-92410, be approved to allow for prior year obligations to be met with Fiscal Year 2021 funds.

Attachments

Mayor Petty read the item and moved for a roll call vote to take items #9.36A CM and #9.36B CM collectively and to adopt the items. Order adopted on a roll call vote of 10 Yeas and 0 Nays (Colorio absent)

 
B.

Recommend that One Hundred Seventeen Dollars and Forty Three Cents ($117.43) be authorized from Fiscal Year 2021 Treasury Office Ordinary Maintenance Account #660-92000, to pay a prior year invoice.

Attachments

Order adopted on a roll call vote of 10 Yeas and 0 Nays (See Item #9.36A CM)

 
C.

Recommend that Four Hundred Seventy Six Dollars and Forty Three Cents ($476.43) be authorized from Account #043-92218, Office of Economic Development, for payment of a prior year invoice to Xerox.

Attachments

Mayor Petty read the item and moved for a roll call vote to take items #9.36C CM through #9.36H CM collectively and to adopt the items. Order adopted on a roll call vote of 10 Yeas and 0 Nays (Colorio absent)

 
D.

Recommend that Two Hundred Seventy Three Dollars and Five Cents ($273.05) be approved to allow for payment of a prior year invoice from Connecticut Business System, LLC (CBS).

Attachments

Order adopted on a roll call vote of 10 Yeas and 0 Nays (See Item #9.36C CM)

 
E.

Recommend that Ninety Five Dollars and Thirty Seven Cents ($95.37) be authorized to allow for the payment of a prior year invoice from Abbott Animal Hospital, Inc.

Attachments

Order adopted on a roll call vote of 10 Yeas and 0 Nays (See Item #9.36C CM)

 
F.

Recommend that Two Hundred Fifty Six Dollars and No Cents ($256.00) be authorized to pay prior year invoices from Northeast Electrical Distributors.

Attachments

Order adopted on a roll call vote of 10 Yeas and 0 Nays (See Item #9.36C CM)

 
G.

Recommend that Two Hundred Eighty Five Dollars And No Cents ($285.00) be approved to allow for payment with FY21 funds for services from Scrub-a-dub car wash that occurred in FY20.

Attachments

Order adopted on a roll call vote of 10 Yeas and 0 Nays (See Item #9.36C CM)

 
H.

Recommend that One Thousand Eighty Dollars And Eighty Nine Cents ($1,080.89) be authorized from Account # 660-92000, Treasury Ordinary Maintenance, to pay for prior year invoices from JLS mailing services.

Attachments

Order adopted on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays (See Item #9.36C CM)

 
I.

Recommend that Eighty Nine Thousand Four Hundred Ninety Two Dollars and hree Cents ($89,492.03) be authorized from Fiscal 2021, Treasury Office Ordinary Maintenance, to pay a prior year invoice to UniBank Fiscal Advisory Services.

Attachments

Mayor Petty read the item and recognized Councilor Wally, who moved to be recused from the item and left the room. Mayor Petty recognized Councilor Russell, who spoke concerning the item. Mayor Petty recognized the City Manager, who responded to questions raised by Councilor Russell. Mayor Petty then moved for a roll call vote to adopt the item. Order adopted on a roll call vote of 10 Yeas and 0 Nays (Wally recused)

 
 

9.37

FINANCE
Loan Orders
 

9.38

MISCELLANEOUS AGENDA TRANSMITTALS
10.

CHAIRMAN'S ORDERS

10a.

FROM THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES - Request City Manager disseminate information regarding locations for future COVID-19 testing sites to the city’s residents.

Attachments

Mayor Petty read the item and moved for a roll call vote to take items #10a CC through #10h CC collectively and to adopt the items. Order adopted on a roll call vote of 10 Yeas and 0 Nays (Wally absent)

 

10b.

FROM THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS - Request City Manager request Commissioner of Public Works and Parks review paving done as a result of utility work to ensure all repairs on roads not planned for full resurfacing were completed to the proper standards, including paving done in the Upsala St. neighborhood.

Attachments

Order adopted on a roll call vote of 10 Yeas and 0 Nays (Wally absent) (See Item #10a CC)

 

10c.

FROM THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING - Request City Clerk include in the backup of Joseph Chabot’s petition regarding Wescott Ave. and Paris Ave. any previous petitions filed with similar intent.

Attachments

Order adopted on a roll call vote of 10 Yeas and 0 Nays (Wally absent) (See Item #10a CC)

 

10d.

FROM THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING - Request City Manager request City Solicitor provide City Council with an update concerning a previously requested legal opinion relative to city’s liability concerning installing “Icy” or “Dangerous” signage on city roads.

Attachments

Order adopted on a roll call vote of 10 Yeas and 0 Nays (Wally absent) (See Item #10a CC)

 

10e.

FROM THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING - Request City Manager request City Solicitor provide City Council with an update concerning a previously requested legal opinion relative to city’s liability concerning installing “Deaf Child” signage on city roads.

Attachments

Order adopted on a roll call vote of 10 Yeas and 0 Nays (Wally absent) (See Item #10a CC)

 

10f.

FROM THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING - Request City Manager provide City Council with a legal opinion as to the process for decreasing the prima facie speed limit on certain streets to 20 or 25 mph, instead of the blanket 30 mph in the city.

Attachments

Order adopted on a roll call vote of 10 Yeas and 0 Nays (Wally absent) (See Item #10a CC)

 

10g.

FROM THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING - Request City Manager install curve warning signage in the approach to 375-269 Franklin St.

Attachments

Order adopted on a roll call vote of 10 Yeas and 0 Nays (Wally absent) (See Item #10a CC)

 

10h.

FROM THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING - Request City Manager request City Solicitor provide City Council with a legal opinion concerning whether a traffic study needs to be completed with MassDOT prior to the installation of a weight restriction on a street.

Attachments

Order adopted on a roll call vote of 10 Yeas and 0 Nays (Wally absent) (See Item #10a CC)

 

11.

ORDERS - PART I

11a.

Request City Manager request Police Chief provide increased speed enforcement on Mill St. between White Birch Dr. and Swan Ave. (Wally)

Attachments

Mayor Petty read the item and moved for a roll call to adopt the item. Order adopted on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays.

 

11b.

Request City Manager provide City Council with a report concerning the progress that has been made since the City Council in 2015 voted to support a needle-exchange program. The City Council's support of a resolution to back a Department of Public Health and Board of Health Response to the Opioid Epidemic plan included lifting a moratorium on allowing intravenous drug users to turn in used hypodermic needles in exchange for clean needles. (Rosen)

Attachments

Mayor Petty read the item and recognized Councilor Rosen, who spoke concerning the item. Mayor Petty moved for a roll call vote to place the item on file. Placed on file on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays.

 

11c.

Request City Manager provide City Council with a report relative to actions required to permanently allow for the easing of outdoor dining restrictions in the city after COVID-19 restrictions have been lifted. (King)

Attachments

Mayor Petty read the item and recognized Councilor King, who moved to Table the Item Under Privilege. Mayor Petty recognized Councilor Toomey, who moved to, “Request City Manager consider opening up to more creative opportunities for outdoor dining, such as utilizing sidewalks, while still allowing for handicap accessibility and ADA compliance.” (See Item #25e CC). Mayor Petty recognized Councilor Mero-Carlson, who moved to, “Request City Manager provide City Council with a report concerning the feedback and recommendations given to the License Commission as it relates to any potential changes to ease outdoor dining restrictions on a permanent basis.” (See Item #25f CC). Mayor Petty read the item and recognized Councilor Bergman, who moved to, “Request City Manager provide City Council with a follow up report after the winter of 2020-2021 as it relates to any potential eased outdoor dining restrictions, as circumstances may change.” Mayor Petty recognized Councilor Rose, who moved to add his name as a sponsor of the item. Mayor Petty moved for a roll call vote to adopt Councilor Toomey, Councilor Mero-Carlson and Councilor Bergman’s motion and to Table the Item Under Privilege. Motions adopted on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays. Tabled Under Privilege – King

 

11d.

Request City Manager work with the City Solicitor, Director of Human Resources and appropriate union representatives to take permanent steps to ensure Juneteenth be made an official City holiday in Worcester beginning in 2021 and for years to come. (King)

Attachments

Mayor Petty read the item and recognized Councilor King, who moved to place the item on file. Mayor Petty moved for a roll call vote on Councilor King's motion to file the item. Placed on file on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays.

 

11e.

Request City Manager provide City Council with a report concerning the feasibility and actions required to provide antibody testing for COVID-19 to the general public as soon as possible. (Rivera, King)

Attachments

Mayor Petty read the item and recognized Councilor Rivera, who spoke concerning the item. Mayor Petty moved for a roll call vote to adopt the item. Order adopted on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays.

 

11f.

Request City Manager work with the Commission on Disabilities to solicit feedback on where to place a tactile street map downtown to assist Vision Impaired Persons. (Petty)

Attachments

Mayor Petty read the item and moved for a roll call vote to adopt the item. Order adopted on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays

 

11g.

Request City Manager provide City Council with a report at the August 2020 City Council meeting concerning the feasibility of expanding and developing additional rectangular and/or other athletic field configurations at both Foley Stadium and Beaver Brook Park. (Rosen, Rose)

Attachments

Mayor Petty read the item and recognized Councilor Rosen, who moved to amend the item to receive the report at the September 8, 2020 meeting. Mayor Petty moved to add the entire City Council as sponsors of the item. Mayor Petty recognized Councilor Colorio, who moved to amend: “Further, request City Manager include in said report information as to whether there is an opportunity to utilize college fields in the city for athletic needs.” Mayor Petty moved for a roll call vote to adopt the item as amended. Order adopted as amended on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays

 

11h.

Request City Manager review the city’s noise ordinance, determine whether its language needs to be strengthened and then suggest ways it can be better enforced. (Rosen, Mero-Carlson)

Attachments

Mayor Petty read the item and recognized Councilor Rosen and Councilor Mero-Carlson, who both spoke concerning the item. Mayor Petty moved to add the entire City Council as sponsors of the item. Mayor Petty recognized the City Manager, who spoke concerning the item. Mayor Petty recognized Councilor Bergman, who moved to amend the item: “Further, request City Manager include in said review information to the City Council concerning what equipment is involved in monitoring excessive noise, how many pieces of equipment the city currently owns to monitor excessive noise and whether the equipment is sufficient.” Mayor Petty moved for a roll call vote to adopt the item as amended. Order adopted as amended on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays.

 

11i.

Request City Manager install security cameras in the garage underneath City Hall. (Colorio)

Attachments

Mayor Petty read the item and moved for a roll call vote to adopt the item. Order adopted on a roll vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays

 

11j.

Request City Manager review the city’s policies relating to trash pickup to determine whether it would be appropriate to allow for trash in city bags to be put out inside barrels. (Colorio)

Attachments

Mayor Petty read the item and recognized Councilor Colorio, who spoke concerning the item. Mayor Petty moved to amend the item to provide City Council with the pros and cons of such an action. Mayor Petty moved for a roll call vote to adopt the item as amended. Order adopted as amended on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays.

 

11k.

Request City Manager initiate a permanent body camera program for the Worcester Police Department to be put in place by January 1, 2021. Funding for said program should be prioritized and consider all funding mechanisms, including new growth monies. (Rose, Rosen, Russell, Mero-Carlson, Bergman, Colorio, Petty, Wally, Toomey, Rivera)

Attachments

Mayor Petty read the item and recognized Councilor Rose, who spoke concerning the item. Mayor Petty moved for a roll call vote to place the item on file. Placed on file on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays. Mayor Petty recognized Councilor Russell, who moved for a roll call vote to reconsider the item. Reconsideration approved on a roll call vote of 9 Yeas and 2 Nays (Yeas – Bergman, Colorio, Mero-Carlson, Rivera, Rose, Rosen, Russell, Toomey, Wally) (Nays – King, Petty). Mayor Petty recognized Councilor Russell, who moved to adopt the item amended by removing the words, “including new growth monies.” (See Item #25r CC). Mayor Petty recognized Councilor King, who spoke concerning the item. Mayor Petty recognized the City Manager, who responded to questions raised by Councilor King. Councilor King then moved to adopt the item as amended to read as follows: “Request City Manager provide City Council with a report concerning the city’s ability to initiate a permanent body camera program for the Worcester Police Department to be put in place by January 1, 2021. Funding for said program should be prioritized and consider all funding mechanisms.” (See Item #25s CC). Mayor Petty recognized Councilor Russell for a second time, who spoke concerning the item. Mayor Petty recognized Councilor King, who moved to Table Councilor Russell’s motion Under Privilege. Tabled Under Privilege – King. Mayor Petty moved to Table Councilor King’s motion and the Item Under Privilege. Tabled Under Privilege – Petty

 

11l.

Request City Manager provide City Council with a report detailing the number of anonymous calls received by the fireworks tip line, arrests, and actions taken to decrease the use of illegal fireworks, as well as any other data collected since the tip line was established. (Colorio)

Attachments

Mayor Petty read the item and recognized Councilor Colorio, who spoke concerning the item. Mayor Petty moved for a roll call vote to adopt the item. Order adopted on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays.

 

11m.

Request City Manager provide City Council with a report detailing the motions for summary judgements, plaintiffs response to the motions of summary judgement, judges opinions and order granting summary judgement for the following cases: US District Court No. 16-CV-40039-TSH, CV-40133-TSH Suffolk Superior No. 1994CV02628E US District Court No. C.A. 17-CV-40055-TSH. Said cases are referenced as favorable decisions in the City Manager's FY20 Accomplishments. (King)

Attachments

Mayor Petty read the item and recognized Councilor King, who spoke concerning the item. Mayor Petty moved for a roll call vote to adopt the item. Order adopted on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays.

 

11n.

Request City Manager provide City Council with a report concerning the Worcester Police Department's field interrogation and observation data. (King)

Attachments

Mayor Petty read the item and recognized Councilor King, who moved to amend the item: “Further, request City Manager include in said report all information on said topics from January 2019 through December 2019. Further, request City Manager include said information on the city’s website. Further, request City Manager provide City Council with said information on an annual basis. Further, request City Manager include in said report information relative to any units that are not required to provide said information to the Worcester Police Department.” Mayor Petty recognized Councilor Colorio, who spoke concerning the item. Mayor Petty recognized Councilor King for a second time, who spoke concerning the item. Mayor Petty moved for a roll call vote to adopt the item as amended. Order adopted as amended on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays.

 

11o.

Request City Manager work with the Police Chief to restrict the use of chemical crowd control agents and kinetic impact weapons. (King)

Attachments

Mayor Petty read the item and recognized Councilor King, who spoke concerning the item. Mayor Petty recognized Councilor Bergman, who moved to, “Request City Manager work with the Police Chief to provide City Council with a report concerning the city’s current policy around using chemical crowd control agents and kinetic impact weapons. Further request Police Chief provide in said report if there are any restrictions on using said crowd control tactics.” Mayor Petty recognized Councilor King for a second time, who spoke concerning the item. Mayor Petty recognized Councilor Toomey, who moved to amend Councilor Bergman’s motion: “Further, request City Manager provide City Council with a report defining chemical crowd control agents and kinetic impact weapons.” Mayor Petty recognized Councilor Colorio and Councilor Mero-Carlson, who spoke concerning the item. Mayor Petty recognized the City Manager, who spoke concerning the item. Mayor Petty recognized Councilor King for a third time, who moved to Table the Item Under Privilege. Mayor Petty recognized Councilor Bergman for a second time, who spoke concerning the item. Mayor Petty moved for a roll call vote to adopt Councilor Bergman’s motion as amended and to Table the Item Under Privilege. Tabled Under Privilege – King

 

11p.

Request City Manager amend the hiring processes associated with civil service requirements in promotional exams of public safety officers, in an attempt to further diversify the positions. (King)

Attachments

Mayor Petty read the item and recognized Councilor King, who moved to Table the Item Under Privilege. Mayor Petty recognized the City Manager, who spoke concerning the item. Mayor Petty recognized Councilor Rose, who moved to, “Request City Manager work with the Superintendent of Public Schools to discuss with the School Committee the potential for offering, through virtual learning, students the ability to earn credit or extra credit for creating a study guide relating to the civil service exam.” (See Item #25i CC). Mayor Petty recognized Councilor Toomey, who moved to, “Request City Manager provide City Council with a report clarifying who is responsible for rules and regulations of civil service requirements.” (See Item #25j CC). Mayor Petty recognized Councilor King for a second time, who spoke concerning the item. Mayor Petty recognized Councilor Rivera, who moved to add her name as a sponsor of the item. Mayor Petty moved for a roll call vote on Councilor Rose and Councilor Toomey’s motions and to Table the Item Under Privilege. Tabled Under Privilege on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays.

 

11q.

Request City Manager create and provide City Council with a city-wide Comprehensive Parking Master Plan. (King)

Attachments

Mayor Petty read the item and recognized Councilor King, who moved to take the item up with items #11r CC and #11s CC. Mayor Petty recognized Councilor Rose, who moved to add his name as a sponsor of item #11s CC. Mayor Petty recognized Councilor Rivera, who moved to add her name as a sponsor of items #11r CC and #11s CC. Mayor Petty moved for a roll call vote to adopt the items. Order adopted on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays.

 

11r.

Request City Manager create a Gentrification Mitigation Plan, with related Ad Hoc Committees and Task Forces being create to oversee said plan. (King)

Attachments

Order adopted on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays (See Item #11q CC)

 

11s.

Request City Manager create a COVID-19 Equity Recovery Plan, which would include information relating to demographics and neighborhood hot spots for the virus. (King)

Attachments

Order adopted on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays (See Item #11q CC)

 

11t.

Request City Manager fund and pilot public safety and public health enhancement initiatives in FY21, including but not limited to Alternative Deployment Policy Development/Negotiations, full funding and implementation of the use of body cameras for the Worcester Police Department and a City of Worcester Transparency Improvement Plan. (King)

Attachments

Mayor Petty read the item and recognized Councilor King, who moved to take the item up collectively with item #11u CC. Mayor Petty recognized Councilor Mero-Carlson and Councilor Colorio, who both spoke concerning the item. Mayor Petty recognized the City Manager, who responded to questions raised by Councilor Colorio. Councilor Colorio then moved to, “Request City Manager provide City Council with a report concerning definitions for an Alternative Deployment Policy and Transparency Improvement Plan. Further, request City Manager include in said report what would be involved in said policies and plans and what the cost of said plans would be.” (See Item #25k CC). Mayor Petty recognized Councilor Toomey, who moved to place the items on file. Mayor Petty recognized Councilor Russell, who moved to, “Request City Manager provide City Council with a report concerning the reasoning for potential increased personnel within the Worcester Police Department to be used for completing technical needs associated with implementing a permanent body camera program, as opposed to increasing personnel within the Technical Services Department or a separate vendor.” (See Item #25j CC). Mayor Petty recognized Councilor Rivera, Councilor Rosen and Councilor Wally, who all spoke concerning the item. Mayor Petty recognized Councilor King for a second time, who spoke concerning the item. Mayor Petty recognized the City Manager, who responded to questions raised by Councilor King. Mayor Petty moved for a roll call vote on Councilor Toomey’s motion to file #11t CC. Motion to file approved on a roll call vote of 8 Yeas and 3 Nays (Yeas – Bergman, Colorio, Mero-Carlson, Rose, Rosen, Toomey, Wally, Petty) (Nays – King, Rivera, Russell). Mayor Petty moved for a roll call vote on Councilor Toomey’s motion to file #11u CC. Motion to file approved on a roll call vote of 8 Yeas and 3 Nays (Yeas – Bergman, Colorio, Mero-Carlson, Rose, Rosen, Toomey, Wally, Petty) (Nays – King, Rivera, Russell).

 

11u.

Request City Manager negotiate a Worcester Police Department Body Camera memorandum of understanding (MOU) and immediately resume the Body Camera pilot program with leeway for incremental expansion. Said MOU would terminate upon successful negotiation and permanent implementation of the Police Body Camera Program. (King)

Attachments

Placed on file on a roll call vote of 8 Yeas and 3 Nays (Yeas – Bergman, Colorio, Mero-Carlson, Rose, Rosen, Toomey, Wally, Petty) (Nays – King, Rivera, Russell) (See Item #11t CC)

 

11v.

In light of the fact that across the nation drug overdose deaths are surging amid the coronavirus pandemic, driven by increased substance use due to anxiety, social isolation and depression, request City Manager and the Director of Public Health report to City Council concerning what Worcester is doing to address an expected uptick in demand for addiction services. (Rosen)

Attachments

Mayor Petty read the item and recognized Councilor Rosen, who spoke concerning the item. Mayor Petty recognized Councilor Rivera and Councilor King, who both spoke concerning the item. Mayor Petty moved to add the entire City Council as sponsors of the item. Mayor Petty moved for a roll call vote to adopt the item. Order adopted on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays.

 

11w.

Request City Manager work towards establishing a Leadership and Business Development program for Black Youth. (King)

Attachments

Mayor Petty read the item and recognized Councilor Rose, who moved to add his name as a sponsor of the item. Mayor Petty recognized Councilor Toomey, who moved to, “Request City Manager provide City Council with a report concerning all programs performed by the city and its partners around leadership and business development.” (See Item #25m CC). Mayor Petty moved for a roll call vote to adopt the item. Order adopted on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays.

 

11x.

Request City Manager request Commissioner of Public Works and Parks provide City Council with a response as to whether the city’s regulations relative to Shade Tree Protection During Construction, Repairs and Utility Work outlined in the city’s Revised Ordinances of 2008, Chapter 12, Section 28(h) were followed during the repaving process for Havelock Rd. Further, request City Manager request Commissioner of Public Works and Parks provide in said response information as to how many permits (and associated tree protection plans) under Chapter 12, Section 28(h) have been issued by the Tree Warden in the last two years. (Wally)

Attachments

Vice Chairperson Councilor Colorio read the item and recognized Councilor Wally, who spoke concerning the item. Vice Chairperson Councilor Colorio recognized Councilor Rivera, who spoke concerning the item. Vice Chairperson Councilor Colorio moved for a roll call vote to adopt the item. Order adopted on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays.

 

11y.

Request City Manager consider identifying potential funding to be used to resurface and renew the Newton Square tennis courts, including striping for pickleball, by the spring of 2021. In dire need of updating, these courts are used by tennis players from Doherty Memorial High School, the local neighborhood and the Tenacity Summer Tennis and Reading Program, among others. (Rosen, Wally)

Attachments

Mayor Petty read the item and recognized Councilor Rosen, who spoke concerning the item. Mayor Petty recognized Councilor Russell, who spoke concerning the item. Mayor Petty recognized the City Manager, who responded to questions raised by Councilor Russell. Mayor Petty moved to add the entire City Council as sponsors of the item. Mayor Petty moved for a roll call vote to adopt the item. Order adopted on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays

 

11z.

Request City Manager create a plan for improved communication concerning closures to Indian Lake due to bacteria so that all parties involved are able to properly disseminate the information, in the interest of public safety. (Rose, Mero-Carlson)

Attachments

Mayor Petty read the item and recognized Councilor Rose and Councilor Mero-Carlson, who both spoke concerning the item. Mayor Petty moved for a roll call vote to adopt the item. Order adopted on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays

 

12.

ORDERS - PART II

12a.

Request City Manager conduct consistent bacteria testing at the beaches and all inlets of Indian Lake from May through September as a means to analyze the data collected and pinpoint potential bacteria issues throughout the entire lake. (Rose, Mero-Carlson)

Attachments

Mayor Petty read the item and recognized Councilor Rose, who spoke concerning the item. Mayor Petty moved for a roll call vote to adopt the item. Order adopted on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays

 

12b.

Request City Manager identify the responsible party or parties to initiate correcting all signage referring to Major Taylor Blvd. as Worcester Center Blvd. Said street was renamed Major Taylor Blvd. in 2006 and multiple signs have not been updated to reflect its appropriate name. (King)

Attachments

Mayor Petty read the item and recognized Councilor King and Councilor Russell, who both spoke concerning the item. Mayor Petty moved for a roll call vote to adopt the item. Order adopted on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays

 

12c.

Request City Manager ensure any threats or acts of vandalism against the recently created Black Lives Matter (BLM) Mural at the intersection of Mayor Taylor Blvd. and Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. are condemned and reported to the appropriate authorities. (Rose)

Attachments

Mayor Petty recognized Councilor Rose, who moved to place the item on file. Mayor Petty recognized Councilor King, who spoke concerning the item. Mayor Petty moved for a roll call vote to place the item on file. Placed on file on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays.

 

12d.

Request City Manager provide City Council with an update concerning the city’s TIF Agreement with Unum. (Wally)

Attachments

Mayor Petty recognized Councilor Wally, who spoke concerning the item. Mayor Petty recognized Councilor Mero-Carlson, who moved to amend: Further, request City Manager include in said report what Unum vacating their downtown Worcester location does to the businesses subletting within the location. Further, request City Manager include in said report information concerning what the consequences would be if the city took its TIF back from Unum due to their decision to leave their downtown Worcester location. Mayor Petty recognized Councilor Rose, Councilor Rivera and Councilor King, who all spoke concerning the item. Mayor Petty moved to add the entire City Council as sponsors of the item. Mayor Petty moved for a roll call vote to adopt the item as amended. Order adopted as amended on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays.

 

12e.

Request City Manager work with the Police Chief to provide City Council with a report relative to actions necessary to require all police officers take out liability insurance throughout their employment. (Rivera)

Attachments

Mayor Petty recognized Councilor Rivera, Councilor King and Councilor Bergman, who all spoke concerning the item. Mayor Petty recognized the City Manager, who responded to questions raised by Councilor Bergman. Councilor Bergman then moved to amend the item to read as follows: “Request City Manager work with the Police Chief to provide City Council with a report relative to best practices in other communities where liability insurance is taken out by police officers.” – Not Put. Mayor Petty recognized Councilor Rivera for a second time, who spoke concerning the item. Mayor Petty recognized Councilor Mero-Carlson, who moved to Table the Item Under Privilege. Mayor Petty recognized Councilor King for a second time, who spoke concerning the item. Mayor Petty moved for a roll call vote to Table the Item Under Privilege. Tabled Under Privilege on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays. Tabled Under Privilege – Mero-Carlson

 

12f.

Request City Manager provide City Council with a report as to when district City Councilors will be able to select the streets where speed humps will be installed in their district as part of the previously approved Speed Hump Pilot Program. Further, request City Manager include in said report a date for when the Speed Hump Pilot Program will be initiated. (Mero-Carlson)

Attachments

Mayor Petty read the item and recognized Councilor Mero-Carlson and Councilor Russell, who both spoke concerning the item. Mayor Petty moved to, “Request City Manager request City Solicitor provide City Council with a legal opinion as to whether district City Councilors have the authority to select which streets speed humps would be installed on as part of a Speed Hump Pilot Program according to the City Charter.” (See Item #25n CC). Mayor Petty moved for a roll call vote to Table the Item Under Privilege. Tabled Under Privilege on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays. Tabled Under Privilege – Petty

 

12g.

Request City Manager provide City Council with a report updating City Council concerning what has been done at the State level in relation to finalizing the funds available to the city for FY21. Further, request City Manager include in said update information relative to what potential impact being level funded by the State would have on the city. (Mero-Carlson)

Attachments

Mayor Petty read the item and recognized Councilor Mero-Carlson and Councilor King, who both spoke concerning the item. Mayor Petty moved for a roll call vote to adopt the item. Order adopted on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays

 

12h.

Request City Manager provide City Council with an action plan to address the disproportionality of Black and Latino residents contracting COVID-19 at numbers higher than white residents. (Rivera)

Attachments

Mayor Petty read the item and recognized Councilor Rivera, who moved for a roll call vote to place the item on file. Placed on file on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays.

 

12i.

Request City Manager use Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds to level 151 Plantation St., which previously had a demolition order issued, as soon as possible. (Mero-Carlson)

Attachments

Mayor Petty read the item and recognized Councilor Mero-Carlson, who spoke concerning the item. Mayor Petty recognized Councilor King, who moved to add his name as a sponsor of the item. Mayor Petty moved for a roll call vote to adopt the item. Order adopted on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays.

 

12j.

Request City Manager work with the Commissioner of Public Works and Parks and/or Massachusetts Department of Traffic (MassDOT) to mark the curve at bottom of College St. as it goes under I-290 and merges with Southbridge St. by curb painting or some other method. (Russell)

Attachments

Mayor Petty read the item and recognized Councilor Russell, who spoke concerning the item. Mayor Petty moved for a roll call vote to adopt the item. Order adopted on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays.

 

12k.

Request City Manager explore the possibility of creating a program similar to the one that was executed for small business assistance during COVID-19 that would financially assist small to medium sized landlords who have had tenants move out due to COVID-19. (Russell)

Attachments

Mayor Petty read the item and recognized Councilor Russell, who spoke concerning the item. Mayor Petty moved to add the entire City Council as sponsors of the item. Mayor Petty moved for a roll call vote to adopt the item. Order adopted on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays.

 

12l.

Request City Manager request Police Chief provide increased traffic enforcement and driveway clearances at the entrance of Iglesia Casa de Oracion, located at 21 Canterbury St. (Rivera)

Attachments

Mayor Petty read the item and recognized Councilor Rivera, who spoke concerning the item. Mayor Petty moved for a roll call vote to adopt the item. Order adopted on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays.

 

12m.

Request City Manager provide increased traffic enforcement of speeding on Plantation St. in the vicinity of Tampa St. and Atlanta St. (Mero-Carlson)

Attachments

Mayor Petty read the item and moved to adopt the item. Order adopted on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays.

 

12n.

Request City Manager apply for funding for a body-worn camera program for the Worcester Police Department through the recently passed General Government Bond Bill. (Toomey)

Attachments

Mayor Petty read the item and recognized Councilor Toomey, who spoke concerning the item. Mayor Petty recognized Councilor King, who spoke concerning the item. Mayor Petty moved to add the entire City Council as sponsors of the item. Mayor Petty moved for a roll call vote to adopt the item. Order adopted on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays.

 

12o.

Request City Manager hold an executive session to discuss pending litigation relating to the Worcester Police Department. (Mero-Carlson, Petty)

Attachments

Mayor Petty read the item and recognized Councilor Mero-Carlson, who moved to amend the item to read as follows: "Request City Manager hold an executive session at the next City Council meeting for the purpose of hearing a presentation from the Law Department regarding the litigation strategy for the pending cases involving the Worcester Police Department." Mayor Petty moved to add the entire City Council as sponsors of the item. Mayor Petty moved for a roll call vote to adopt the item as amended. Order adopted as amended on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays.

 

12p.

Request City Manager request Police Chief provide City Council with a report concerning the number of Worcester Police Department officers who are eligible for retirement, effective January 2021. (Mero-Carlson)

Attachments

Mayor Petty read the item and recognized Councilor Mero-Carlson, who spoke concerning the item. Mayor Petty recognized Councilor Toomey, who moved to, “Request City Manager provide City Council with a report concerning the impact eligible Worcester Police Department officers may have on the city’s retirement funds.” (See Item #25o CC). Mayor Petty recognized Councilor King, who moved to amend the item to include all public safety officials. Mayor Petty moved to amend the item: “Further, request City Manager include in said report information relative to how many public safety officials are eligible for maximum retirement, how many public safety officials are eligible for any form of retirement and how many public safety officials have pulled retirement papers and intend on retiring as of the date of the report.” Mayor Petty recognized the City Manager, who clarified Mayor Petty’s motion to amend the item. Mayor Petty moved for a roll call vote to adopt the item as amended. Order adopted as amended on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays.

 

12q.

Request City Manager work with the Superintendent of Public Schools to provide City Council with a report concerning which school buses travel down Heard St. and utilize said street as an official bus route. (Colorio, Wally)

Attachments

Mayor Petty read the item and recognized Councilor Colorio, who spoke concerning the item. Mayor Petty moved for a roll call vote to adopt the item. Order adopted on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays.

 

12r.

Request City Manager present City Council with the policies associated with graffiti on public streets, sidewalks and signs. (Colorio)

Attachments

Mayor Petty read the item and move to take the item up collectively with items #12s CC and #12t CC. Mayor Petty recognized Councilor Colorio, who spoke concerning the item. Mayor Petty moved for a roll call vote to adopt the items. Order adopted on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays.

 

12s.

Request City Manager provide City Council with a report of graffiti related incidents for the last 2 years. Said report should include the process of repainting the surface, the costs associated with repainting, the length of time to repair, which department completes the work, etc. (Colorio)

Attachments

Order adopted on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays (See Item #12r CC)

 

12t.

Request City Manager provide City Council with a report concerning court cases associated with graffiti and patterns of graffiti. (Colorio)

Attachments

Order adopted on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays (See Item #12r CC)

 

12u.

Request City Manager set an executive session for the City Council, along with the Chief of Police, to discuss public safety. (Colorio)

Attachments

Mayor Petty read the item and recognized Councilor Colorio, who spoke concerning the item. Mayor Petty recognized the City Solicitor, who responded to questions raised by Councilor Colorio. Councilor Colorio then moved to amend the item to read as follows: “Request City Manager set an executive session for the City Council, along with the Police Chief, to discuss public safety as it relates to gang violence in the city.” – Not Put. Mayor Petty recognized Councilor Rivera, who moved to include members from the Department of Public Health and Human Services as part of the Executive Session. – Not Put. Mayor Petty recognized the City Solicitor, who explained Executive Session could not include members from the Department of Public Health and Human Services, as their discussions could be held in open session. Mayor Petty recognized Councilor Toomey, who spoke concerning the item. Mayor Petty moved to Table the Item Under Privilege. Mayor Petty recognized Councilor Russell, who spoke concerning the item. Mayor Petty recognized the City Solicitor, who responded to questions raised by Councilor Russell. Tabled Under Privilege – Petty

 

12v.

Request City Manager provide City Council with a report concerning the foot patrol during summer impact and how the community officers, as well as NRT and summer impact, are working with community leaders and community organizations to combat the recent surge In crime. Said report should include specific examples. (Rivera)

Attachments

Mayor Petty read the item and moved to take the item up collectively with item #12w CC. Mayor Petty recognized Councilor Rivera, who spoke concerning the item. Mayor Petty moved to add Councilor Rose, Councilor King and himself as sponsors of the items. Mayor Petty recognized Councilor King, who spoke concerning the item. Mayor Petty moved for a roll call vote to adopt the item. Order adopted on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays.

 

12w.

Request City Manager provide City Council with a report concerning the ways the administration have been working with youth organizations, youth, and public safety to address the youth violence we have been experiencing. (Rivera)

Attachments

Order adopted on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays (See Item #12v CC)

 

12x.

Request City Manager provide City Council with a report concerning any progress being made to implement civilian professionals such as mental health workers, recovery coaches, violence disrupters, youth workers, and outreach workers (for homeless and victims of commercial sex trafficking) to combat some of the challenges being experiences in some neighborhoods. (Rivera)

Attachments

Mayor Petty read the item and recognized Councilor Rivera, who spoke concerning the item. Mayor Petty moved to add Councilor King, Councilor Rose and himself as sponsors of the item. Mayor Petty moved for a roll call call vote to adopt the item. Order adopted on a roll call vote to adopt the item. Order adopted on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays.

 

12y.

Request City Manager provide City Council with a report concerning any progresses the city has seen since beginning to utilize the Hub model. (Rivera)

Attachments

Mayor Petty read the item and moved for a roll call vote to adopt the item. Order adopted on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays.

 

13.

RESOLUTIONS

13a.

That the City Council of the City of Worcester does hereby support designating Juneteenth as a municipal holiday in the city of Worcester, and urges its appointed officials to work towards ensuring said holiday be celebrated as such on June 19, 2021 and for years to come. (King)

Attachments

Mayor Petty read the item and recognized Councilor King, who moved for a roll call vote to place the item on file. Placed on file on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays.

 

13b.

That the City Council of the City of Worcester does hereby support H.R. 7120, George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2020, co-sponsored by Massachusetts Representatives Katherine M. Clark, Joseph P. Kennedy, III., Stephen F. Lynch, James P. McGovern, Richard E. Neal, Lori Trahan, Seth Moulton, Ayanna Pressley and William R. Keating, along with the companion bill S. 3912, the Justice in Policing Act 2020 co-sponsored by Massachusetts Senators Edward J. Markey and Elizabeth A. Warren. (King)

Attachments

Mayor Petty read the item and recognized Councilor King, who spoke concerning the item. Mayor Petty recognized Councilor Colorio, who moved to Table the Item Under Privilege. Mayor Petty recognized Councilor King for a second time, who spoke concerning the item. Tabled Under Privilege – Colorio

 

13c.

That the City Council of the City of Worcester does hereby commend the Worcester delegation for taking action to address racial inequity and police brutality. Further, that the City Council of the City of Worcester does hereby support continuing to direct resources to combat racism as a public health and public safety emergency. (King, Rivera)

Attachments

Mayor Petty recognized Councilor King, who spoke concerning the item. Mayor Petty recognized Councilor Toomey, who moved to Table the Item Under Privilege. Mayor Petty recognized Councilor King for a second time, who spoke concerning the item. Tabled Under Privilege – Toomey

 

14.

RECESS TO FINANCE COMMITTEE - No items pending

15.

COMMUNICATIONS OF THE CITY AUDITOR

15a.

Transmitting the audited Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) for the Worcester Retirement System (WRS) for the system's year ending December 31, 2019.

Attachments

Mayor Petty read the item and moved for a roll call vote to refer the item to Municipal and Legislative Operations Committee. Referred to Municipal and Legislative Operations Committee on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays.

 

15b.

Transmitting the actuarial valuation of the Worcester Retirement System (WRS) as of January 1, 2020, as prepared by Segal.

Attachments

Mayor Petty read the item and moved for a roll call vote to refer the item to Municipal and Legislative Operations Committee. Referred to Municipal and Legislative Operations Committee on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays.

 

16.

COMMUNICATION OF THE CITY CLERK

16a.

Transmitting an update concerning the changes to the Massachusetts State Election Laws for the 2020 Election Season in response to COVID-19.

Attachments

Mayor Petty read the item and recognized the City Clerk, who spoke concerning the item. Mayor Petty moved for a roll call vote to place the item on file. Placed on file on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays

 

17.

COMMUNICATION

17a.

Paul Matthews, Executive Director and CEO of Worcester Regional Research Bureau, transmitting, "Broadening Broadband: Considering Municipal Ownership as a Solution to Worcester’s Internet Challenges."

Attachments

Mayor Petty read the item and recognized Councilor Wally, who spoke concerning the item. Mayor Petty moved for a roll call vote to refer the item to Urban Technologies, Innovation and Environment Committee. Referred to Urban Technologies, Innovation and Environment Committee on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays

 

18.

REPORTS OF THE PLANNING BOARD

18a.

REPORT OF THE PLANNING BOARD Upon the Petition of Donald J. O'Neil, Esq on behalf of Nancy A Negoshian & Dovetail Properties, LLC request to extend the RG-5 Zoning District in the vicinity of Goldthwaite Rd. westerly to include in their entirety the parcels of land located at 43, 45 Goldthwaite Rd. and 24-26 Varney St.

Attachments

Mayor Petty read the item and moved for a roll call vote to refer items #18a CC and #18b CC collectively to Economic Development Committee. Referred to Economic Development Committee on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays

 

18b.

REPORT OF THE PLANNING BOARD Upon the Petition of Donald J. O'Neil on behalf of Consigli Real Estate Holdings, LLC request to amend the Zoning Map to include parcels of land at 30 Lagrange St., 35 Lagrange St., 42 Lagrange St. 44 Lagrange St., 47 Lagrange St., 50 Lagrange St. and 47 Oread St. within the Commercial Corridors Overlay District (CCOD) at and to change the underlying zoning classification of said parcels from MG-2.0 and RG-5 to BG-6.0.

Attachments

Referred to Economic Development Committee on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays (See Item #18a CC)

 

18c.

REPORT OF THE PLANNING BOARD Upon the Petition of Zachery K. Leighton request Oleum Ct. be named Motley Crew Way.

Attachments

Mayor Petty read the item and recognized Councilor Bergman, who moved to, “Request City Manager provide City Council with a report relative to the history and purpose of why Oleum Court was given such a name.” (See Item #25d CC). Councilor Bergman then moved to Table the Item Under Privilege. Tabled Under Privilege – Bergman

 

18d.

REPORT OF THE PLANNING BOARD Upon the Petition of Councilor Sean M. Rose on behalf of The Nativity School of Worcester request the portion of Kendall St. between 63 Kendall St. and 67 Kendall St. be renamed Weiss St.

Attachments

Mayor Petty read the item and moved for a roll call vote to refer the item to Public Works Committee. Referred to Public Works Committee on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays

 

19.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

19a.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Upon the Communication of the City Manager Transmitting informational communication relative to a report and presentation on the COVID-19 Equity Task Force: recommend Communication be placed on file.

Attachments

Mayor Petty read the item and moved for a roll call vote to accept the item. Accepted on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays

 

20.

REPORTS OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING

20a.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Councilor Sean M. Rose request installation of a flashing pedestrian crosswalk signal at the crosswalk in the vicinity of 715 West Boylston St. that connects to Roycroft Rd.: recommend adopt of the accompanying Order.

Attachments

Mayor Petty read the item and moved for a roll call vote to take items #20a CC through #20i CC collectively and to accept and adopt the items. Accepted and Adopted on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays.

 

20b.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Evan Corrigan request the installation of a "Private Street Dangerous" sign for Oden Ave.: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order.

Attachments

Accepted and adopted on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays (See Item #20a CC)

 

20c.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Councilor Matthew E. Wally on behalf of William Sullivan request installation of warning signage at corner of Catalpa St. and Holland Rd. for cars traveling down Catalpa St.: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order to install a "T" sign on Catalpa St.

Attachments

Accepted and adopted on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays (See Item #20a CC)

 

20d.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Councilor Candy Mero-Carlson request installation of a "Blind Driveway" sign at 10 Natural History Rd.: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order.

Attachments

Accepted and adopted on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays (See Item #20a CC)

 

20e.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Councilor Khrystian E. King on behalf of Alex Zequeira request installation of a “Blind Driveway” sign in the vicinity of the driveway for 531 Salisbury St.: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order.

Attachments

Accepted and adopted on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays (See Item #20a CC)

 

20f.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Councilor Sean M. Rose request installation of a “No Left Turn” sign on the corner of Forest St. and Otsego Rd., from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. and from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order.

Attachments

Accepted and adopted on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays (See Item #20a CC)

 

20g.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Councilor Sean M. Rose request installation of "Sharp Curve Ahead” and children advisory signage at the beginning of Lynwood Ln. heading north towards Dick Dr. and heading south on Lynwood Ln. between Dick Dr. heading towards Salisbury St.: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order.

Attachments

Accepted and adopted on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays (See Item #20a CC)

 

20h.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Kenneth Harling request installation of a "No Parking After Park Hours" sign on the east side of Russell St., from Elm St. to Park Ave.: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order.

Attachments

Accepted and adopted on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays (See Item #20a CC)

 

20i.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Councilor Gary Rosen on behalf of Brenda Davin request the traffic engineers recommend ways to stop motorists from driving down the one-way Enfield St. into Park Ave.: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order to improve "Do Not Enter One Way" signage on Enfield St.

Attachments

Accepted and adopted on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays (See Item #20a CC)

 

20j.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Xheudet Vath Bacova request installation of a handicap parking space in front of 181 Beacon St.: recommend Petition be placed on file.

Attachments

Mayor Petty read the item and moved for a roll call vote to accept items #20j CC through #20n CC collectively. Accepted on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays.

 

20k.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of John Cole request a large "Right Turn Only" arrow be painted in the right lane of Francis J. McGrath Blvd. travelling northeast at Green St.: recommend Petition be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays (See Item #20j CC)

 

20l.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of John J. Nadolink request installation of a "No Left Turn 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. School Days" sign facing northbound traffic on Grafton St. at its intersection with Palm St.: recommend Petition be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays (See Item #20j CC)

 

20m.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Councilor Donna M. Colorio on behalf of Sue O’Brien request installation of a No Left Turn sign onto Clover St. coming from the direction of Auburn: recommend Petition be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays (See Item #20j CC)

 

20n.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Councilor Donna M. Colorio on behalf of Gordon Duncan request that speed cameras that automatically record traffic transgressions be looked into as a means of reducing speed throughout the city: recommend Petition be placed on file.

Attachments

Accepted on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays (See Item #20j CC)

 

21.

TO BE ORDAINED

21a.

Amending Section 42 Of Chapter 13 Of The Revised Ordinances Of 2008 To Provide Handicap Parking In Front Of 11 Reeves Street.

Attachments

Mayor Petty read the item and moved for a roll call vote to ordain items #21a CC through #21e CC. Ordained on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays

 

21b.

Amending Section 42 Of Chapter 13 Of The Revised Ordinances Of 2008 To Provide Handicap Parking In Front Of 48 Fruit Street.

Attachments

Ordained on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays (See Item #21a CC)

 

21c.

Amending Section 29 Of Chapter 13 Of The Revised Ordinances Of 2008 Providing For Stop Sign On Beechmont Street At Bancroft Tower Road.

Attachments

Ordained on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays (See Item #21a CC)

 

21d.

Amending Section 42 Of Chapter 13 Of The Revised Ordinances Of 2008 To Provide Handicap Parking In Front Of 61 East Central Street.

Attachments

Ordained on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays (See Item #21a CC)

 

21e.

Amending The Organizational Ordinance Of The Disability Commission And The Disability Division Of The Department Of Health And Human Services Of The City Of Worcester.

Attachments

Ordained on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays (See Item #21a CC)

 

22.

TABLED UNDER PRIVILEGE

22a.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE Upon the Order of Councilor Khrystian E. King, Mayor Joseph M. Petty and Councilor Kathleen M. Toomey - Request City Manager consider revising the Financial Integrity Plan for Fiscal Year 2021 (FY21) to allocate excess New Growth above budgeted to: 1) The High School Building Fund; and 2) The City Manager Capital Campaign Fund, to prepare for the capital costs for the South Division Fire Station and the city wide Financial Management System: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order. (Tabled Under Privilege - Bergman June 16, 2020 and June 23, 2020)

Attachments

Mayor Petty read the item and recognized Councilor Bergman, who spoke concerning the item. Mayor Petty recognized the City Manager, who responded to questions raised by Councilor Bergman. Mayor Petty read the item and recognized Councilor Russell, who spoke concerning the item. Mayor Petty recognized the City Manager, who responded to questions raised by Councilor Russell. Mayor Petty recognized Councilor Mero-Carlson, who spoke concerning the item. Mayor Petty recognized the City Manager, who responded to questions raised by Councilor Mero-Carlson. Mayor Petty recognized Councilor King, who moved to, “Request City Manager provide City Council with a report as to whether the Financial Integrity Plan will revert back to its previous version following the vote to amend such a plan in FY21.” (See Item #25p CC). Mayor Petty recognized Councilor Russell, who spoke concerning the item. Mayor Petty recognized Councilor Colorio, who spoke concerning the item. Mayor Petty recognized the City Manager, who responded to questions raised by Councilor Colorio. Councilor Colorio then moved to, “Request City Manager provide City Council, as part of the city’s yearly budget, with a yearly recommendation concerning how to allocate excess new growth monies associated with the Financial Integrity Plan to allow for City Council’s review of the policy each fiscal year.” (See Item #25q CC). Mayor Petty moved for a roll call vote to adopt Councilor Colorio’s motion. Order adopted on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays. Mayor Petty moved for a roll call vote to adopt the item. Order adopted on a roll call vote of 9 Yeas and 2 Nays (Yeas – Bergman, King, Mero-Carlson, Rivera, Rose, Rosen, Toomey, Wally, Petty) (Nays – Colorio, Russell).

 

22b.

PETITION of Nathan Cummings request the most recent report(s) summarizing performance measures and statistics for the Worcester Police Department (WPD), and those same reports for the preceding five (5) years, be made prominently available on the WPD page of the website of the City of Worcester. (Tabled Under Privilege - Petty July 21, 2020)

Attachments

Mayor Petty read the item and recognized Councilor Mero-Carlson, who moved to refer the item to Public Safety Committee. Mayor Petty recognized Councilor Toomey, who spoke concerning the item. Mayor Petty recognized Councilor King, who moved to dually refer the item to the City Manager for immediate action. Mayor Petty recognized Councilor Mero-Carlson for a second time, who spoke concerning the item. Mayor Petty recognized Councilor Colorio, who spoke concerning the item. Mayor Petty recognized Councilor Toomey for a second time, who spoke concerning the item. Mayor Petty moved for a roll call vote on Councilor Mero-Carlson’s motion to refer the item to Public Safety Committee. Referred to Public Safety Committee on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays. Mayor Petty moved for a roll call vote on Councilor King’s motion to refer the item to the City Manager. Motion denied on a roll call vote of 5 Yeas and 6 Nays (Yeas – King, Rivera, Rose, Rosen, Russell) (Nays – Bergman, Colorio, Mero-Carlson, Toomey, Wally, Petty).

 

23.

TABLED ITEMS

23a.

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)

No action taken

 

23b.

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

 

23c.

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

 

23d.

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)

Attachments

No action taken

 

23e.

ORDER of Councilor Kathleen M. Toomey - In light of recent events, request City Manager consider establishing a process to inspect rental apartments, which would help to confirm structural changes are done to the standards set by Inspectional Services, in the interest of public service. Further, request City Manager provide City Council with a recommendation as to how often these inspections should take place. (Tabled - King December 17, 2019)

Attachments

No action taken

 

23f.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON VETERANS' MEMORIALS, PARKS AND RECREATION Upon the Petition of Councilor Candy Mero-Carlson request restoration and relocation of the Sullivan Memorial located in Melrose St. to a location approximately 50 feet north of its current location: recommend adoption of the accompanying Order. (Tabled Under Privilege - Mero-Carlson April 21, 2020 and April 28, 2020 and Tabled - Mero-Carlson May 5, 2020)

Attachments

No action taken

 

23g.

RESOLUTION of Councilor Morris A. Bergman, Councilor Sean M. Rose and Councilor Candy Mero-Carlson - That the Worcester City Council urges our State Delegation and others to pursue the naming in 2020 of the Worcester District Courthouse the “Sarah E. Wall Courthouse”. (Tabled Under Privilege - Bergman June 2, 2020 and June 9, 2020 - Petty and Tabled - Russell June 16, 2020)

Attachments

No action taken

 

23h.

COMMUNICATION of Stephen Herzog, Project Manager at Wood Environment & Infrastructure Solutions, Inc., on behalf of CSX Transportation, Inc. transmitting an informational communication relative to the application of herbicide on the railroad. (Tabled Under Privilege - Petty June 9, 2020 and Tabled - Russell June 16, 2020)

Attachments

No action taken

 

24.

BUSINESS UNDER SUSPENSION OF RULES - Items brought forth under suspension at the July 21, 2020 City Council meeting.

24a.

ORDER of Councilor Khrystian E. King - Request City Manager have the city fly the flag outside of City Hall at half-mast in honor of Congressman John Lewis, who passed away on July 17, 2020. – Item #25a CC Order adopted on a roll call vote of 10 Yeas and 0 Nays

 

24b.

ORDER of Mayor Joseph M. Petty – That the City Council does hereby suspend its rules to allow for the public participation section of the agenda on July 21, 2020 to occur beyond the typically allotted thirty (30) minutes. – Item #25b CC Order adopted on a roll call vote of 10 Yeas and 0 Nays

 

24c.

RESOLUTION of Councilor Khrystian E. King – That the City Council of the City of Worcester does hereby support targeted accessibility or availability of the vaccine for COVID-19, when it’s available, to the populations at the highest risk of contracting the virus. – Item #25c CC Resolution adopted on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays

 

24d.

ORDER of Councilor George J. Russell – Request City Manager work with the Commissioner of Health and Human Services to determine how schools in neighborhoods at higher risks of contracting COVID-19 will be treated differently in comparison to schools in neighborhoods at lower risks of contracting COVID-19. Further, said information should be reported to the School Committee. – Item #25d CC Order adopted on a roll call vote of 10 Yeas and 0 Nays

 

24e.

ORDER of Councilor George J. Russell – Request City Manager consider providing outreach regarding safe practices for guarding against contracting COVID-19 at churches and other places of worship in neighborhoods at higher risks of contracting COVID-19. – Item #25e CC Order adopted on a roll call vote of 10 Yeas and 0 Nays

 

24f.

ORDER of Councilor Khrystian E. King - Request City Manager work with the Italian American Community in Worcester, along with other impacted community groups, to address concerns related to the Christopher Columbus statue. – Item #25f CC Order denied on a roll call vote of 3 Yeas and 7 Nays (Yeas – King, Rivera, Rose) (Nays – Bergman, Colorio, Mero-Carlson, Rosen, Russell, Toomey, Wally) (Petty recused)

 

24g.

ORDER of Mayor Joseph M. Petty – That the City Council does hereby amend its meeting schedule to begin the August 11, 2020 City Council Meeting at 5 p.m. – Item #25g CC Order adopted on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays

 

24h.

ORDER of Councilor Kathleen M. Toomey – Request City Manager work with the Police Chief and the Director of Engineering to provide speed enforcement monitors and explore options to reduce speed on Westborough St., especially at its intersection with Pioneer St. – Item #25h CC Order adopted on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays

 

24i.

PETITION of Councilor Kathleen M. Toomey on behalf of David Lamusta request installation of a handicap parking space in the vicinity of 7 Creston St. – Item #25i CC Referred to Traffic and Parking Committee on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays

 

24j.

Motion Toomey – Suspension of Rules – Request City Manager work with the appropriate agencies to rectify the transposed Coast Guard and Navy Seals at the WWI Monument at Billings Square. – Item #25j CC Order adopted on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays

 

25.

NEW BUSINESS UNDER SUSPENSION OF RULES - Items brought forth under suspension at the August 11, 2020 City Council meeting.

25a.

Motion Bergman @ #8p CC – Request City Manager request City Solicitor provide City Council, at its next meeting, with a legal opinion relative to #8p CC on August 11, 2020’s City Council meeting regarding City Council members keeping their cameras turned on, not holding side conversations and unmuting their microphones.

Attachments

Order adopted on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays (See Item #8p CC)

 

25b.

Motion Russell @ #9.5C CM – Request City Manager request Director of Public Health review CSX’s Vegetation Management Yearly Operational Plan and provide City Council with a report relative to the herbicide being used by the company.

Attachments

Order adopted on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays (See Item #9.5C CM)

 

25c.

Motion Petty @ #9.23A CM – Request City Manager consider advertising on the city’s website the information relative to the city’s celebration of the centennial anniversary of the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment.

Attachments

Order adopted on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays (See Item #9.23A CM)

 

25d.

Motion Bergman @ #18c CC – Request City Manager provide City Council with a report relative to the history and purpose of why Oleum Court was given such a name.

Attachments

Order adopted on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays (See Item #18c CC)

 

25e.

Motion Toomey @ #11c CC – Request City Manager consider opening up to more creative opportunities for outdoor dining, such as utilizing sidewalks, while still allowing for handicap accessibility and ADA compliance.

Attachments

Order adopted on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays (See Item #11c CC)

 

25f.

Motion Mero-Carlson @ #11c CC - Request City Manager provide City Council with a report concerning the feedback and recommendations given to the License Commission as it relates to any potential changes to ease outdoor dining restrictions on a permanent basis.

Attachments

Order adopted on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays (See Item #11c CC)

 

25g.

Motion Bergman @ #11c CC – Request City Manager provide City Council with a follow up report after the winter of 2020-2021 as it relates to any potential eased outdoor dining restrictions, as circumstances may change.

Attachments

Order adopted on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays (See Item #11c CC)

 

25h.

Motion Bergman @ #11o CC – Request City Manager work with the Police Chief to provide City Council with a report concerning the city’s current policy around using chemical crowd control agents and kinetic impact weapons. Further request Police Chief provide in said report if there are any restrictions on using said crowd control tactics. Further, request City Manager provide City Council with a report defining chemical crowd control agents and kinetic impact weapons.

Attachments

Order adopted on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays (See Item #11o CC)

 

25i.

Motion Rose @ #11p CC – Request City Manager consider working with the Superintendent of Public Schools to discuss with the School Committee the potential for offering, through virtual learning, students the ability to earn credit or extra credit for creating a study guide relating to the civil service exam.

Attachments

Order adopted on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays (See Item #11p CC)

 

25j.

Motion Toomey @ #11p CC – Request City Manager provide City Council with a report clarifying who is responsible for rules and regulations of civil service requirements.

Attachments

Order adopted on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays (See Item #11p CC)

 

25k.

Motion Colorio @ #11t CC – Request City Manager provide City Council with a report concerning definitions for an Alternative Deployment Policy and Transparency Improvement Plan. Further, request City Manager include in said report what would be involved in said policies and plans and what the cost of said plans would be.

Attachments

Order adopted on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays (See Item #11t CC)

 

25l.

Motion Russell @ #11t CC – Request City Manager provide City Council with a report concerning the reasoning for potential increased personnel within the Worcester Police Department to be used for completing technical needs associated with implementing a permanent body camera program, as opposed to increasing personnel within the Technical Services Department or a separate vendor.

Attachments

Order adopted on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays (See Item #11t CC)

 

25m.

Motion Toomey @ #11w CC – Request City Manager provide City Council with a report concerning all programs performed by the city and its partners around leadership and business development.

Attachments

Order adopted on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays (See Item #11w CC)

 

25n.

Motion Petty @ #12f CC – Request City Manager request City Solicitor provide City Council with a legal opinion as to whether district City Councilors have the authority to select which streets speed humps would be installed on as part of a Speed Hump Pilot Program according to the City Charter.

Attachments

Order adopted on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays (See Item #12f CC)

 

25o.

Motion Toomey @ #12p CC – Request City Manager provide City Council with a report concerning the impact eligible Worcester Police Department officers may have on the city’s retirement funds.

Attachments

Order adopted on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays (See Item #12p CC)

 

25p.

Motion King @ #22a CC – Request City Manager provide City Council with a report as to whether the Financial Integrity Plan will revert back to its previous version following the vote to amend such a plan in FY21.

Attachments

Order adopted on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays (See Item #22a CC)

 

25q.

Motion Colorio @ #22a CC – Request City Manager provide City Council, as part of the city’s yearly budget, with a yearly recommendation concerning how to allocate excess new growth monies associated with the Financial Integrity Plan to allow for City Council’s review of the policy each fiscal year.

Attachments

Order adopted on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays (See Item #22a CC)

 

25r.

Motion Russell @ #11k CC – That Councilor Sean M. Rose, Councilor Gary Rosen, Councilor George J. Russell, Councilor Candy Mero-Carlson, Councilor Morris A. Bergman, Councilor Donna M. Colorio, Mayor Joseph M. Petty, Councilor Matthew E. Wally, Councilor Kathleen M. Toomey and Councilor Sarai Rivera's Order relative to initiating a permanent body camera program be adopted as amended by removing the words, “including new growth monies.”

Attachments

Tabled Under Privilege - King (See Item #11k CC)

 

25s.

Motion King @ #11k CC – That Councilor Sean M. Rose, Councilor Gary Rosen, Councilor George J. Russell, Councilor Candy Mero-Carlson, Councilor Morris A. Bergman, Councilor Donna M. Colorio, Mayor Joseph M. Petty, Councilor Matthew E. Wally, Councilor Kathleen M. Toomey and Councilor Sarai Rivera’s Order relative to initiating a permanent body camera program be adopted as amended to read as follows: “Request City Manager provide City Council with a report concerning the city’s ability to initiate a permanent body camera program for the Worcester Police Department to be put in place by January 1, 2021. Funding for said program should be prioritized and consider all funding mechanisms.”

Attachments

Tabled Under Privilege - Petty (See Item #11k CC)

 

25t.

Motion Petty – Suspension of Rules – That the City Council does hereby amend its meeting schedule to begin the September 8, 2020 City Council Meeting at 5 p.m.

Attachments

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