COMMERCE AND DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

JANUARY 18, 2005

COUNCIL CHAMBER

Convened: 5:43 p.m.

Adjourned: 6:50 p.m.

 

Present were:††††† Chairperson Councillor Michael C. Perotto

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

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

 

Also: †††††††††††††††††† Assistant City Manager Julie Jacobson

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

††††††††† †††††††††††††††††† Planning Board Member Sam Rosario

††††††††† †††††††††††††††††† Congressman McGovernís Rep. Gladys Rodriguez-Parker

††††††††† †††††††††††††††††† WCCVB Director Donna McCabe

††††††††† †††††††††††††††††† WCCVB Staffperson John Gibbons

††††††††† †††††††††††††††††† WCCVB Staffperson Nancy Burgess

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

 

1.†††††† Communication of the City Manager relative to Economic Development Action Agenda (Sasaki Report).

††††††††† #8H CMSeptember 7, 2004

Recommend Report and Adoption of the accompanying Resolution that the City Council hereby endorses, in concept, the economic development action agenda as prepared and presented by Sasaki Associates.

 

2.†††††† Communication of the City Manager recommend that Fifty Thousand Dollars ($50,000.00) be transferred from Account #040-91000, City Managerís Personal Service Account and appropriated to Account #040-92000, Worcester Marketing Ordinary Maintenance Account to provide the balance of FY05 funding for the Worcester County Convention and Visitors Bureau.

††††††††† #28SS CMJuly 6, 2004

††††††††† In Committee September 23, 2004 Ė Held

††††††††† In Committee December 20, 2004 Ė Held

Recommend Approval

 

3.†††††† Communication of the City Manager relative to Civic Center/Convention Center naming rights.

††††††††† #29 CCDecember 21, 2004

Recommend Approval

 

4.†††††† Communication of the City Manager relative to an amendment to the Cityís contract with the Worcester County Convention & Visitors Bureau (WCCVB) which details a scope of services and budget for FYí05.

††††††††† #8D CMJanuary 11, 2005

Recommend Approval

 

Chairmanís Order request the City Manager to provide the City Council with information that identifies separate sources of funds for the Canal District and the DIF area.

 

Chairmanís Order request the City Manager to report to the City Council concerning the establishment of a manageable development task force with a geographic focus on downtown.

 

Chairmanís Order request the City Manager request the Director of the Worcester County Convention and Visitors Bureau to provide the City Council with quarterly reports concerning their goals and accomplishments.