COMMERCE AND DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

MARCH 7, 2001

COUNCIL CHAMBER

Convened @ 12:00 NOON

Adjourned @ 1:10 P.M.

RESCHEDULED FROM MARCH 5, 2001

6:00 P.M.

Present were: †††† Chairman Councillor Stephen T. Patton

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Councillor Joseph M. Petty

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Councillor Dennis L. Irish

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Mayor Raymond V. Mariano

 

Also:†††††††††††††††††††† Assistant City Manager Paul LaCava

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Chief Development Officer Philip J. Niddrie

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Budget Director John Pranckevicius

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† WBDC Staffperson Ms. McGuiness

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Daniel Benoit, architect

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† George French, Editorial Writer, T & G

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Phil Palmieri, Shrewsbury St Merchantís Group

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Staffperson Rep. McGovernís Office, Gladys Rodriguez-Parker

†††††††††††††††††† County Treasurer Michael J. Donoghue

†††††††††††††††††† Chamber of Commerce President Mark Love

†††††††††††††††††† Chamber of Commerce staff Paul Matthews

†††††††††††††††††† WRA Chairman John McCabe

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† City Clerk David J. Rushford, clerk

COMMUNICATION OF THE CITY MANAGER

 

1.†††††† Relative to the proposed contract with W.B.D.C.

#8D CMFebruary 27, 2001

Recommend Approval

 

Chairmanís Order request the City Manager consider reducing the complement in Economic Development Office by one position, currently vacant, the amount of $61,500 or $123,000 for two years.

 

Recommended by a roll call of 2-1 with Petty in opposition.

 

Chairmanís Order request the City Manager reduce the amount of the contract between the City of Worcester and the Worcester Business Development Corporation for development at Washington Square by $50,000.

 

Denied on a roll call of 1-2 with Irish and Petty in opposition.

 

Chairmanís Order restated by Chairman Patton as follows: Request the City Manager consider reducing the amount of the contract between the City of Worcester and the Worcester Business Development Corporation for development at Washington Square by $50,000.

 

Approved on a voice vote at the request of the Chairman.

 

Chairmanís Order request the City Manager consider that the timeframe of the contract between the City of Worcester and the Worcester Business Development Corporation for development at Washington Square be accelerated within the two year period.

 

Recommended on a roll call of 3-0.