AGENDA

MUNICIPAL OPERATIONS COMMITTEE

MAY 14, 2002

COUNCIL CHAMBER

Convened: 5:34 p.m.

Adjourned: 6;05 p.m.

 

Present were:††††† Chairperson Councillor Joseph M. Petty

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Councillor Stephen T. Patton

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Councillor Konstantina B. Lukes @ 5:38 p.m.†††††††††††

 

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

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

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† City Auditor James A. DelSignore

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Human Resources Director Jan Borg Silverman

City Clerk David J. Rushford, clerk

 

CITY MANAGER EVALUATION

1.†††††† Order of Mayor Mariano request that the City Council adds an item relative to the Managerís handling of Merit Pay increases to the annual City Managerís Evaluation.

#20f CC January 23, 2001

Recommend File

 

Chairmanís Order that the Annual Evaluation of the City Manager be conducted pursuant to the following schedule. (see attached marked-up document)

 

BUDGET

2.†††††† Communication of the City Manager relative to the Proposed Better America Bond Program.

#19C CMFebruary 29, 2000

††††††††† In Committee May 31, 2000- Held

††††††††† In Committee October 4, 2000 Ė Held

Recommend File

 

Chairmanís Order request the Administration provide the City Council with an update to the Better America Bond Program.

 

3.†††††† Communication of Joseph Connarton, Exec. Director, Public Employee Retirement Administration Commission transmitting amount to be appropriated for retirement system for FY 2003 which commences July 1, 2002.

††††††††† #23 CCJanuary 15, 2002

Recommend File

 

4.†††††† Communication of the City Manager transmitting communication relative to FY 03 Budget-Personnel Reductions.

††††††††† In City Council March 19, 2002 #5A CM - Referred to Finance

In Committee for Informational Purposes Only

Recommend File

 

5.†††††† Communication of the City Manager transmitting the statement of the Mass. Municipal Assoc. relative to the Governor's Revised Fiscal 2003 Budget Plan to cut $200 million from Local Aid.

††††††††† In City Council March 26, 2002 #39 CC - Referred to Finance

††††††††† In Committee for Informational Purposes Only

Recommend File

 

PERSONNEL

††††††††† Communications of the City Manager

 

6.†††††† Relative to Proposed Reorganization of the Information Services Department.

#5C CM May 4, 1999

††††††††† In Committee May 25, 1999 - Held

††††††††† In Committee December 13, 1999 - Held

††††††††† In Committee May 31, 2000 - Held

††††††††† In Committee August 1, 2000 - Held

††††††††† In Committee October 4, 2000 Ė Held

Recommend File

 

7.†††††† Relative to the process of the elimination of Civil Service positions Ė Reorganization.

#17A CM September 26, 2000

††††††††† In Committee October 4, 2000 - Held

Recommend File

 

8.†††††† Relative to the number of Civil Service employees in each department, excluding public safety officers and the school department.

#14A CM October 31, 2000

Recommend File

 

9.†††††† Relative to financial incentives for sick leave.

#14B CM November 14, 2000

Recommend File

 

10.†††† Relative to Sick Leave Survey.

#14C CM February 27, 2001

Recommend File

 

11.†††† Relative to City's Workers' Compensation Program.

††††††††† #13B CM November 13, 2001

Recommend File

 

12.†††† Relative to City Worker of the Year Award.

††††††††† #13A CMJanuary 8, 2002

Recommend File

 

13.†††† Relative to number and percentage of city employees who reside in the City of Worcester.

††††††††† #13A CMMarch 19, 2002

Recommend File

 

Chairmanís Order request the Administration provide the City Council with an updated report the number of City employees who are identified as city residents; said report to take into consideration the most recent hiring freeze.

 

14.†††† Relative to negotiations on health insurance coverage for municipal employees and retirees.

††††††††† #13A CM†† January 29, 2002

††††††††† In Committee March 20, 2002 - Held

Recommend File

 

15.†††† Relative to the progress with the health insurance carriers and the Insurance Advisory Committee relative to insurance matters for the next fiscal year.

††††††††† #13B CMFebruary 12, 2002

††††††††† In Committee March 20, 2002 - Held

Recommend File

 

16.†††† Relative to a letter received from John Coughlin, VP, Select Markets of Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

††††††††† #13D CM†† February 26, 2002

††††††††† In Committee March 20, 2002 - Held

Recommend File

 

17.†††† Relative to a report regarding the City's recommendations on health insurance and in response to many of the questions posed by Council at the last two meetings.

††††††††† #13A CMFebruary 26, 2002

††††††††† In Committee March 20, 2002 - Held

Recommend File

 

18.†††† Relative to financial statements for Blue Cross and Fallon as requested by the City Council.

††††††††† #13C CMFebruary 26, 2002

††††††††† In Committee March 20, 2002 - Held

Recommend File

 

19.†††† Relative to a letter sent to our union presidents asking them to delay their scheduled increase for July 1, 2002, until the last day of the fiscal year.

††††††††† #13B CM March 5, 2002

††††††††† In Committee March 20, 2002 - Held

Recommend File

 

20.†††† Relative to a report regarding the questions asked by the City Council last week on the issue of health insurance.

††††††††† #13C CMMarch 5, 2002

††††††††† In Committee March 20, 2002 - Held

Recommend File

 

21.†††† Relative to the discussion with the Insurance Advisory Committee at their meeting of March 14, 2002.

††††††††† #13B CMMarch 19, 2002

††††††††† In Committee March 20, 2002 - Held

Recommend File

 

22.†††† Relative to Retiree Health Coverage.

††††††††† #13A CM November 20, 2001

††††††††† In Committee March 20, 2002 - Held

Recommend File

 

23.†††† Relative to health insurance.

††††††††† #40 CCMarch 26, 2002

Recommend File

 

24.†††† Relative to employee health insurance.

††††††††† #13B CMApril 2, 2002

Recommend File

 

25.†††† Relative to retirement incentives.

††††††††† #13A CMApril 2, 2002

Recommend File

 

26.†††† Relative to city retirement incentives, employee furloughs and potential savings.

††††††††† #13A CM†† April 23, 2002

Recommend File

 

REPORTS

††††††††† Communications of James Delsignore, City Auditor

 

27.†††† Transmitting Auditors Report - July 31, 2001.

#50 CC September 4, 2001

Recommend File

 

28.†††† Transmitting Auditors Report - September 30, 2001

††††††††† #32 CC November 13, 2001

Recommend File

 

29.†††† Transmitting Auditors Report - October 31, 2001.

††††††††† #21 CC December 4, 2001

Recommend File

 

30.†††† Transmitting Auditors Report - November 30, 2001.

††††††††† #84 CC January 8, 2002

Recommend File

 

31.†††† Transmitting Auditor's Report - January 31, 2002.

††††††††† #69 CC March 12, 2002

Recommend File

 

32.†††† Transmitting Auditors Report - February 28, 2002.

††††††††† #13 CC April 2, 2002

Recommend File

 

33.†††† Transmitting Auditors Report - March 31, 2002.

††††††††† #40 CCMay 7, 2002

Recommend File

 

34.†††† Transmitting City's Management Letter for the year ended June 30, 2001, prepared by KPMG, LLP.

††††††††† #98 CCFebruary 26, 2002

Recommend Hold

 

35.†††† Transmitting City's Single Audit for the year ended June 30, 2001 prepared by KPMG.

††††††††† #37 CC March 26, 2002

Recommend Hold

 

Chairmanís Order request that the routine reports of the City Auditor

be made available to Councillors by way of one master copy in place of

the traditional individual copies.