CITY OF WORCESTER
Municipal Operations Committee Meeting
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Esther Howland (South) Chamber
Convened: 5:20 P.M.
Adjourned: 5:37 PM
Joseph C. O'Brien
Clerk of the City Council
David J. Rushford
|Chairperson Michael J Germain |
|Councilor Paul P Clancy Jr. |
|Councilor Philip P Palmieri |
City Hall - 455 Main Street Worcester, Massachusetts
|Present Were:||Chairperson Councilor Michael J Germain |
Councilor Paul P Clancy Jr.
Councilor Barbara G. Haller
|Also:||City Solicitor David M. Moore|
Acting Chief Development Officer Timoght J. McGourthy
City Clerk David J. Rushford, clerk
Communications of the City Manager
Recommending adoption of the attached amendments to the Organizational Ordinance for the Executive Office of Economic and Neighborhood Development.
# 10.39A CM May 24, 2011
Recommend Approval (to be taken under Suspension of Rules on July 19, 2011)
Transmitting informational communication relative to a Report on the City Council's Authority to Increase Elder Exemption Limits on Annual Income and Asset Limits.
# 14b CM June 07, 2011
Recommend adoption of the accompanying Order that the City Council hereby adjusts the requirements for the elderly real estate tax exemption as follows:
1. for income: from $13,000 maximum to $20,000 maximum for
individuals and from $15,000 maximum to $30,000 maximum for
2. for assets: from a whole estate limit of $28,000 to $40,000
for individuals and from $30,000 to $50,000 for couples,
3. no change to the minimum age of 70 years old.