CITY OF WORCESTER
Youth, Parks and Recreation Committee Meeting
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Esther Howland (South) Chamber
Convened: 5:35 P.M.
Adjourned: 6:47 P.M.
Joseph M. Petty
Clerk of the City Council
David J. Rushford
|Chairperson Sarai Rivera |
|Councilor Konstantina B Lukes |
|Councilor Philip P Palmieri |
City Hall - 455 Main Street Worcester, Massachusetts
|Present Were:||Chairperson Councilor Sarai Rivera|
Councilor Philip P. Palmieri
|Also:||DPWP Commissioner Robert L. Moylan|
Director of Economic Development Timothy McGourthy
Director of Youth Jessie Edwards
City Clerk David J. Rushford, clerk
Communications of the City Manager
Transmitting Informational Communication Relative to the Wheels to Water Program.
# 8.39A CM January 25, 2011
Transmitting Informational Communication Relative to an Update for the 2011 Wheels to Water Program.
# 10.39B CM June 07, 2011
Request City Manager and the Commissioner of Public Works and Parks provide City Council with a report concerning the timing and type of pool facility planned to be constructed at Holmes Field.
Transmitting Informational Communication Relative to the Master Plan for Improvements to Crompton Park.
# 9.15C CM September 27, 2011
Transmitting Informational Communication Relative to the Master Plan for Improvements to Bennett Field.
# 9.15B CM September 27, 2011
Transmitting Informational Communication Relative to the Creation of a City Youth Council.
# 8.4A CM January 17, 2012
Request City Manager provide City Council with a detailed timeline for all steps taking place to develop and roll out a new City Youth Council that includs the proposed input from organizations conducting youth programs throughout the city.
Request City Manager consider broadening the selection committee for selecting members to the City Youth Council by discussing choices with District City Councilors and looking at other models for their choice processes.
Order of Coucilor William J. Eddy, and Joffrey A. Smith - Request the Standing Committee on Youth, Parks and Recreation coordinate a discussion between the administration and the resident and business groups in the Tatnuck neighborhood concerning the siting and creation of a skateboard park in the west side.
# 10b CC April 27, 2010
In Committee December 1, 2010 - Held
Request City Manager report to City Council concerning the progress to-date working towards creating a skateboard park in the Tatnuck Square area and the possible formation of a public-private partnership to fund same.
Report of the Committee on Youth, Parks and Recreation Upon the Petition of Councilor William J. Eddy request swing set for children be installed at Elm Park playground.
# 14i CC December 07, 2010
Request City Manager provide City Coucil with a status report on plans for upgrades to Elm Park and the formation of a commitee to work on the plans to fund and implement work at this park.
Order of Councilor Michael J. Germain and Mayor Joseph C. O'Brien Request City Manager consider working with the Worcester Public Schools to employ a consultant to study the feasibility of repairing and restoring to use the olympic-sized swimming pool at South High Community School. Further, request that they consider encouraging various uses including Learn-to-Swim programs throughout the year, lifeguard training, additions to the Summertime Wheels-to-Water program and other year-round aquatic activities. Lastly, request that they work with the Mayor and the Standing Committee on Youth, Parks and Recreation to form a committee to work with philanthropic entities and individuals to help defray the costs of such repairs and programming if the City of Worcester capital budget cannot accommodate these improvements. Further, request the Worcester Educational Development Foundation to consider funding this request.
# 11e CC August 09, 2011
Youth Employment Opportunities for the Summer of 2012
Request City Manager report to City Council concerning park steward funding for the year 2012.
Request City Manager report to City Council concerning the meetings he will have with the various employers in the city to encourage youth employment opportunities in 2012.