CITY OF WORCESTER
Municipal Operations Committee Meeting
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Esther Howland (South) Chamber
Convened: 5:37 P.M.
Adjourned: 7:40 P.M.
Joseph M. Petty
Clerk of the City Council
Susan M. Ledoux
|Chairperson Candy Mero-Carlson |
|Councilor George J Russell |
|Councilor Kathleen M Toomey |
City Hall - 455 Main Street Worcester, Massachusetts
|Present Were:||Chairperson Councilor Candy Mero-Carlson
Councilor George J Russell
Councilor Morris A Bergman (appointed to Municipal Operations Committee for this meeting only by Myor Joseph M. Petty|
|Also:||Councilor Gary Rosen
City Assessor William Ford
Chief Development Officer Michael Traynor
City Solicitor David Moore
City Auditor Robert Stearns
Chief Financial Officer Thomas Zidelis
CliftonLarsonAllen, LLP Employee Matthew Hunt
Assistant City Clerk Stephen A.J. Pottle, clerk|
Petition of Virginia Ryan request City Council initiate the elderly tax write-off program available to seniors in many MA communities.
# 7h CC January 25, 2011
In Committee March 29, 2017- Held
Recommend Approval to initiate an elderly tax write-off pilot program for up to twenty-five (25) people.
Petition of Virginia Ryan request City Council increase the single/married income limits to reflect those of the Single Circuit Breaker and change the age requirement from 70 to 65 years.
# 9c CC December 01, 2015
In Committee March 29, 2017- Held
Petition of Virginia Ryan request City Council recommend that the City Assessor send all residential homeowners a brief explanation of the Senior Circuit Breaker such as the attached copy.
# 8k CC June 13, 2017
Recommend Approval to send all residential homeowners a brief explanation of the Senior Circuit Breaker inside all the City's tax bills.
Communications of the City Auditor
Transmitting the Management Letter for the year ended June 30, 2015 issued by the outside audit firm of CliftonLarsonAllen, LLP.
# 13c CC April 26, 2016
In Committee March 22, 2017 - Held
Transmitting a communication concerning the status of Fiscal 2017 Budget.
# 13a CC January 31, 2017
Transmitting the monthly report on the status of Fiscal 2017 Budget for the month of January 2017.
# 13c CC February 28, 2017
Transmitting an informational report concerning the details of the CAFR's Governmental Funds.
# 13e CC February 28, 2017
Transmitting the financial statements for the eight months ended February 28, 2017 for the General Fund and each of the three Enterprise Funds (Golf, Sewer, and Water).
# 11b CC March 28, 2017
Transmitting the GAO and OMB reports for the year ended June 30, 2016.
# 12a CC April 04, 2017
Transmitting the report on the status of Fiscal 2017 Budget for the nine months ended March 31, 2017.
# 13b CC April 25, 2017
Transmitting Fiscal 2016 Management Letter from the CPA firm of Clifton Larson Allen LLP as it relates to the FY16 audit.
# 12a CC July 18, 2017
Transmitting Worcester Retirement System 2016 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR).
# 12b CC July 18, 2017
Communications of the City Manager
Transmitting informational communication relative to a report to City Council concerning the legal definition of an unfunded mandate, all unfunded mandates that are currently funded with public and/or private funds and the consequences for lack of implementation or full funding of any unfunded mandate.
# 9.13C CM May 09, 2017
Transmitting informational communication relative to the cost per participant for the Worcester Jobs Fund Program.
# 8.4B CM February 28, 2017
Transmitting informational communication relative to a report concerning the increases in the assessments of waterfront properties.
# 10.25A CM January 24, 2017
In Committee March 22, 2017- Held
1. Joan Crowell, Worcester resident
2. David Quinn, Worcester resident
3. Maritza Cruz, Worcester resident
4. Lou Ann Branch, Worcester
Request City Manager request City Assessor provide City Council with a report looking at best practices used in other communities for assessing the values of waterfront properties.
Request City Manager provide City Council with a detailed report concerning each property that received a waterfront property code change in FY2011.
That City Council does hereby request the City Manager request our city's State Delegation file a Home Rule Petition requesting increasing the single/married income limits to reflect those of the Single Circuit Breaker and change the age requirement from 70 to 65.
Request City Manager provide City Council with a report concerning what parking spaces in the City are leased, who they are leased to, and for how much money they are leased.