AGENDA
HEALTH COMMITTEE MEETING

Tuesday, FEBRUARY 26, 2002

Convened: 5:35 p.m.

Adjourned: 6:55 p.m.

COUNCIL CHAMBER

 

Present were:††††† Chairperson Councillor Barbara G. Haller

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Councillor Juan A. Gomez

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

 

Also:†††††††††††††††††††† Deputy Cmsnr. Public Health Joseph G. McCarthy

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Health Staffperson Francis Birch

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Director of Public Health Nurses Christine Damiano

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Assistant City Manager Paul LaCava

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Housing Director Scott Hayman

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Jerry Schlater, Chair of PIP Taskforce

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

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

 


PRESENTATION

 

5:30-6:00 P.M.†††††† Dr. John Sullivan regarding HIV/AIDS.

 

Dr. Sullivan, Christine Damiano and Michael Mazloff appeared and spoke. Mr. Mazloff reported that 70 new AIDS cases were reported in Worcester during calendar 1999.

 

 

COMMUNICATIONS-AIDS/HIV

 

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1.†††††† Communication of the City Manager transmitting communication relative to Henry Lee Willis Center/Survey on Needle Exchange.

#18F CM July 17, 2001

††††††††† In Committee December 11, 2001 - Held

Recommend File

 

2.†††††† Communication of the City Manager transmitting communication relative status report concerning the work of the Task Force studying the issues of the transmission of AIDS and HIV reduction.

#21B CM November 13, 2001

††††††††† In Committee December 11, 2001 Ė Held

Recommend File

 

 


 

COMMUNICATION-PIP Shelter

 

3.†††††† Communication of the City Manager transmitting communication relative to †† Progress on the Work being done by the PIP Task Force.

††††††††† #18B CM January 15, 2002

Recommend Hold

 

††††††††† In Committee January 29, 2002-Held

††††††††† In Committee February 12, 2002 -Held

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Chairmanís Order that the City Council accepts the Report from the Commission on Homelessness concerning the siting and relocation process and the proposed design for the new menís shelter/multi-purpose center.

 

Speakers:

1.                 William Breault, 4 Hathaway Street, Worcester

2.                 Frank Zitomersky, Castle Street, Worcester

3.                 Ediberto Santiago, 13 Benefit Street, Worcester

4.                 Maritza Cruz, 13 Benefit Street, Worcester

5.                 Dr. Eric Garcia, Princeton resident

6.                 Steve Teasdale submitted written testimony, attached

 

Chairmanís Order Request the Administration provide the City Council with their plans regarding the absolute maximum overnight capacity for the proposed menís shelter/multi-purpose center.

 

Chairmanís Order that the City Managerís Commission on Homelessness report to the City Council on improving the accountabilities for the proposed menís shelter/multi-purpose center.

 

The next meeting of this Committee shall be held on Tuesday, March 12, 2002 at 5:30 p.m. and shall concern the PIP Shelter. The location is to change to the offices of Winn Management, 714 Main Street, enter Wellington Street side of building.

 

Contact person is: June Harger 508-756-1490.

Please call her to confirm the conversation she had with Councillor Haller yesterday and ask that we have a 6 or 8 foot table with a few chairs. No microphone is necessary. We expect to be there only until 6:40-6:45 that night.