CITY OF WORCESTER
Economic Development Committee Meeting
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Esther Howland (South) Chamber
Convened: 5:06 P.M.
Adjourned: 6:32 P.M.
Joseph M. Petty
Clerk of the City Council
David J. Rushford
|Chairperson Frederick C Rushton |
|Councilor Joseph C O'Brien |
|Councilor George J Russell |
City Hall - 455 Main Street Worcester, Massachusetts
|Present Were:||Chairperson Councilor Frederick C Rushton
Councilor Joseph C O'Brien
Councilor George J Russell|
|Also:||City Solicitor David M. Moore
Assistant City Clerk Susan M. Ledoux, clerk|
Communication of the City Manager
Transmitting Informational Communication Relative to the Status of the Food Truck Ordinance.
# 8.32B CM October 08, 2013
Transmitting Informational Communication Relative to an Update of the Status of Food Trucks.
# 8.32C CM October 22, 2013
1. Gregory Rosa Mendez, Worcester resident
2. Dean Stamoulis, Shrewsbury resident
3. John Piccolo, Worcester resident
4. Jo Hart, Worcester resident
5. Dave Andelman, Boston resident
6. Robert Branca, Shewsbury resident
7. Tom Oliveri, residence not known
8. Matthew Kamins, residence not known
9. Gladys Rosa, Worcester resident
10. Paul Giorgio, Worcester resident
11. Roberta Brien, residence not known
12. Alex Lopez, Worcester resident
13. Amy Chase, Shrewsbury resident
14. Ted Domville, Worcester resident
15. Tina Zalody, Worcester resident
16. Michael Nishan, Worcester resident
17. Mark Gallant, Worcester resident
18. Gina Migliozzi, Worcester resident
Request City Manager request the Commissioner of Public Health research and report what are best practices the cities of Providence, Boston and other locations have used to maintain food safety prepared by food trucks.
Request City Manager report what are the best practices the cities of Providence, Boston and other locations use to protect the environments such as preventing littering in areas where food trucks are stationary.
Request City Manager request the Commissioner of Public Works & Parks report how food trucks could impact city sewers and how the city can collect a sewer use fee.
Request City Manager request the Commissioner of Public Works & Parks provide an explanation as to what factors are used to determine sewer assessment fees.
Request City Manager request the City Solicitor report whether or not the granting of licenses for food trucks can be limited to city companies or residents so the health department can easily access these businesses for inspections. Further, report whether or not food truck licenses can restrict operations to certain times and locations.
Request City Manager research how Portland, Oregon regulates food trucks and specifically as to what their process is for requiring food trucks to pay short term leases to operate.
Request City Manager reach out to the administrators of Durham, North Carolina and report the pros and cons their city has experienced regarding the regulating of food trucks.