JOINT COMMERCE & DEVELOPMENT AND PUBLIC WORKS COMMITTEE MEETING

MONDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2003

QUINSIGAMOND SCHOOL

832 MILLBURY ST., QUINSIGAMOND ROOM

Convened: 6:08 p.m.

Adjourned: 35 p.m.

 

Present were:††††† Co-Chairperson Councillor Paul P. Clancy, Jr.

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Councillor Philip P. Palmieri @ 6:14 p.m.

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Co-Chairperson Councillor Dennis L. Irish

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

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Councillor Joseph M. Petty @ 6:15 p.m.

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Councillor Barbara G. Haller @ 6:20 p.m.

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Councillor Konstantina B. Lukes @ 6:25 p.m.

 

Also: †††††††††††††††††† City Manager Thomas R. Hoover

††††††††† †††††††††††††††††† Chief Development Office Phillip J. Niddrie

††††††††† †††††††††††††††††† Public Works Commissioner Robert L. Moylan, Jr.

††††††††† †††††††††††††††††† Deputy City Solicitor Michael Traynor

††††††††† †††††††††††††††††† DPW Staffperson Robert Fiore

††††††††† †††††††††††††††††† DPW Engineer Edmund Kochling

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

 

1.†††††† Communication of the City Manager relative to Greenwood St. Landfill Project.

††††††††† #23M CM September 9, 2003

Recommend Hold

 

2.†††††† Communication of the City Manager relative to RFQ process for the Greenwood St. Landfill.

†††† #15C CM September 9, 2003

Recommend Hold

 

3.†††††† Communication of the City Manager relative to the selection of a proposed contractor for the development and reconfiguration of the Greenwood Street Landfill.

††††††††† #127 CC†† May 27, 2003

Recommend Hold

 

4.†††††† Communication of the City Manager relative to copy of the re-use guidelines for landfills.

††††††††† #24B CM February 11, 2003

Recommend Hold

 

5.†††††† Report of the Committee on Public Works upon the Communication of the City Manager relative to the sale of the Greenwood Street Landfill.

††††††††† #97 CC February 25, 2003

Recommend Hold

 

6.†††††† Communication of the City Manager relative to previous reports on use of Greenwood St. Landfill for disposal of street sweepings and catch basin cleanings.

††††††††† #24C CM January 28, 2003

Recommend Hold

 

7.†††††† Communication of the City Manager relative to proposal from Mass Environmental Associates, Inc.

††††††††† #8A CM January 7, 2003

Recommend Hold

 

The Committee allowed a presentation by Patrick Hannon of Massachusetts Environmental Associates concerning the Greenwood Street landfill site, and heard the following speak in reaction to the information presented:

 

Speakers:

1.                 State Senator Guy Glodis, Auburn resident

2.                 Roland Carlson, 18 Halmstad Street, Worcester

3.                 Roland Lareau, 19 Forsberg Street, Worcester

4.                 Charlotte Tremblay, 24 Halmstad Street, Worcester

5.                 Peggy Middaugh, REC, 9 Castle Street, Worcester

6.                 Barbara White, 38 Upland Gardens Drive, Worcester

7.                 Konstantina B. Lukes, 24 Hadwen Road, Worcester

8.                 Donna Williams, Mass Audubon, Grafton resident

9.                 Bill McCabe, CBL Properties, Boston

10.            Mike Hoover, 6 Strasburg Road, Worcester

11.            Tom Dufresne, 13 Forsberg Street, Worcerster

12.            Diane Hoover, 6 Strasburg Road, Worcester

13.            Marty Subberg, Regional Director, DEP

14.            Russ Cohen (statement read)

 

Chairmanís Orders

 

1.                 Request the City Manager report to the City Council an outline of the DEP/DEM permitting process for the Greenwood Street Landfill project.

2.                 Request the City Manager provide the City Council with an outline of the types of development parcels that might be realized at the Greenwood Street Landfill site so that valuations might be determined.

3.                 Request the City Manager report to the City Council concerning the details of the landfill closure agreement including independent oversight and Saturday operations.

4.                 Request the City Manager report to the City Council on the potential re-use of the Greenwood Street Landfill site.

5.                 Request the City Manager be involved in the DEP/Massachusetts Environmental Associates discussions concerning Greenwood Street landfill capping and leachate control measures.