COMMERCE & DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

MAY 19, 2003

COUNCIL CHAMBER

Convened: 6:09 p.m.

Adjourned: 8:28 p.m.

 

Present were:††††† Chairperson Councillor Dennis L. Irish

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Councillor Michael C. Perotto

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Councillor Philip P. Palmieri

 

Also: †††††††††††††††††† Chief Development Officer, Philip J. Niddrie

††††††††† †††††††††††††††††† Assistant Director of Development George Ciccone

††††††††† †††††††††††††††††† Deputy City Auditor Thomas Clawson

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

 

1.†††††† Communication of the City Manager relative to Worcester County Convention & Visitors Bureau (WCCVB) Quarterly Convention Department Update.

††††††††† #8A CMFebruary 11, 2003

Recommend File

 

Speakers:

1.     Sandy Dunn, SMG General Manager, CentrumCentre, Holden

2.     Donna McCabe, Director WCCVB, 2 Cabot Street, Worcester

 

Chairmanís Order request the City Manager request the Worcester County Convention and Visitorís Bureau provide the City Council with a list of their membership and Board of Directors.

 

Chairmanís Order request the Administration look carefully to itís revenue side of the Cityís equation and with SMG and the WCCVB with an eye towards identifying funds for the purposes of attracting more hotel-related business to the City of Worcester.

 

2.†††††† Communication of the City Manager relative to Worcester County Convention & Visitors Bureau (WCCVB) Report.

††††††††† #8A CM†† May 6, 2003

Recommend File

 

3.†††††† Communication of the City Manager relative to funding status$2.8 Million for Union Station.

††††††††† #8G CMDecember 17, 2002

Recommend Hold

 

4.†††††† Communication of the City Manager relative to Central Street Hotel.

††††††††† #8A CMApril 15, 2003

Recommend Approval of the Land Disposition Agreement (Also Hold

the Item in Committee for Informational Purposes

 

5.     Communication of the City Manager relative to Central Street Hotel Development.

††††††††† #8B CMApril 29, 2003

Recommend File

 

6.     Communication of James DelSignore, City Auditor relative to review conducted concerning the proposed Convention Center Hotel.

††††††††† #59a CCApril 29, 2003

Recommend File

 

Chairmanís Order request the Administration provide the City Council with a timeline for the Central Street Hotel.

 

Chairmanís Order request the Administration provide the City Council with a report detailing the Central Street Hotel lenderís personal loan guarantees.

 

Chairmanís Order request the Administration report to the City Council relative to any subsequent transfer of the real estate of the Central Street Hotel.

 

Chairmanís Order request the Administration to consider adding language that requires room set-asides at the Central Street Hotel for convention-attendees.

 

Chairmanís Order request the Administration to report to the City Council concerning the process for approval of the design of the Central Street Hotel.

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Speakers:

 

1.     Aldo Ruggieri, 15 Winneconnet Road, Worcester

2.     Barbara T. White, 38 Upland Gardens Drive, Worcester

3.     Frank Raffa, 31 Benedict Road, Worcester

4.     Charles Birbara, 44 Westwood Drive, Worcester

5.     Allen Fletcher, 4 Ash Street, Worcester

6.     Jeffrey T. Potter, 50 Franklin Street, Worcester

7.     Mark Love, 41 Hancock Hill Drive, Worcester