JOINT COMMERCE & DEVELOPMENT AND
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE
APRIL 26, 2005
Convened: 5:40 P.M.
Adjourned: 7:20 P.M.
Present: Councillor Michael Perotto, Co-Chairman
Councillor Philip Palmieri, Co-Chairman
Councillor Dennis Irish
Councillor Paul Clancy, Jr.
Councillor Frederick Rushton
Michael O’Brien, City Manager
Julie Jacobson, Asst. City Manager
Scott Hayman, Neighborhood Services
Dennis Hennessey, Neighborhood Services
Jill Dagilis, Commissioner Code
1. Communication of the City Manager relative to copies of applications received for designation of Neighborhood Revitalization Strategy Areas under the Year 31 Community Development Block Grant Program.
#17A CM April 5, 2005
City Manager O’Brien spoke and Asst. City Manager Julie Jacobson gave a slide presentation relative to Neighborhood Revitalization Strategy Areas
Main South Community Development Corp.
Speakers: Stephen Teasdale, Executive Director
Attorney Hector Piniero
David Leach, Arts District Partnership
Worcester East Side Community Development Corp.
Speaker: Dominick Marcigliano, Executive Director
Oak Hill Community Development Corp.
Speakers: James Cruickshank, Executive Director
Walter Thomas, Business Owner
Liz Gervais, Business Owner
William Toomey, Business Mgr., Worcester Academy
Worcester Common Ground
Chandler Business Association
Speakers: Stephen Patton, Executive Director, Worcester
Richard Kazarian, Chandler Business Association
Al Makal, Business Owner
South Worcester Neighborhood Improvement Corp.
Speakers: Ronald Charette, Executive Director
Marshalee Ellis-Kehlhem, Development Director
Bernie Rotman, Business Owner
Chairman’s Order – Request City Manager to consider use of Block Grant and/or other grant sources to fund all five Neighborhood Revitalization Strategy Area applications. Voted on a roll call vote of 3 Yeas (Irish, Rushton, Perotto) and 2 Nays (Clancy, Palmieri)
Chairman’s Order – Request City Manager report as to how he might fund more Neighborhood Revitalization Strategy Area applications.