CITY OF WORCESTER
Municipal Operations Committee Meeting
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
Convened: 5:37 P.M.
Adjourned: 6:20 P.M.
Konstantina B. Lukes
Clerk of the City Council
David J. Rushford
|Chairperson Frederick C Rushton |
|Councilor Paul P Clancy Jr|
|Councilor Michael J Germain |
City Hall - 455 Main Street Worcester, Massachusetts
|Present Were:||Chairperson Councilor Frederick C Rushton
Councilor Paul P Clancy Jr
Councilor Michael J Germain|
|Also:||City Manager Michael V. O'Brien|
City Solicitor David M. Moore
Acting Director of Human Resources Kathleen G. Johnson
City Clerk David J. Rushford, clerk
SETTING AGENDA & TOPICS FOR CONSIDERATION FOR CALENDAR 2008
COMMUNICATIONS OF THE CITY MANAGER
Transmitting informational communication regarding Union Station Parking Garage.
# 6a CC June 12, 2007
Transmitting information communication regarding the Union Station Garage Memo that was submitted to the City Council and approved on December 5, 2006.
# 16b CC June 12, 2007
Order Councilor Frederick C. Rushton - Request City Manager consider outsourcing the management of Worker’s Compensation issues similar to the program used by the City of Springfield, where the overall Worker’s Compensation costs were reduced by 47%, and in the City of Methuen where a savings of more than $4 million was realized.
#11 CC June 12, 2007
Communication of David J. Rushford, City Clerk, transmitting communication relative to the type and extent of information filed with the City Clerk concerning businesses operating in the City of Worcester.
# 8a CC January 30, 2007
Order of Councilor Kathleen M. Toomey, Councilor Frederick C. Rushton, and Councilor Philip P. Palmieri - That the City Clerk be designated by the City Council as the Small Business Ombudsman for the City of Worcester and that he, and staffpeople he so designates, act to refer inquirers to appropriate municipal, state and federal departments, agencies and licensing authorities in accordance with a “One-Stop Shopping for Business” brochure. Further request that said brochure be installed on the front page of the City of Worcester web site with a button labeled, “How do I start a business in Worcester?”
# 9f CC February 27, 2007
Communication of the City Manager transmitting informational communication relative to whether a reorganization plan is needed to designate the City Clerk as a Small Business Ombudsman.
# 10.28A CM March 27, 2007
The Committee's next meeting shall be February 6, 2008 with a view to the City of Somerville 311 Department. The time is yet to be announced.