AGENDA

HEALTH COMMITTEE

SEPTEMBER 24, 2002

COUNCIL CHAMBER

Convened: 5:33 p.m.

Adjourned: 6:55 p.m.

 


 

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

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

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Also: Assistant City Manager Paul LaCava

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

††††††††† Chief Development Officer Philip J. Niddrie

Public Health Department Administrator Francis Birch

††††††††† Public Health Department Administrator Jay Gardiner

††††††††† Worcester Police Captain John Harrington

††††††††† Commission on Homelessness consultant Jerry Schlater

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

 

††††††††† COMMUNICATIONS OF THE CITY MANAGER

 

1.†††††† Relative to the West Nile Virus.

††††††††† #20C CMAugust 20, 2002

Recommend File

 

Chairmanís Order request the Administration provide the City Council with a report concerning the anticipated measures and financial needs for any City directed control or detection measures against the West Nile Virus for the remaining FY 2003 and FY 2004, including any state legislation or funding mechanisms.

 

2.†††††† Relative to information released to the press regarding the West Nile Virus.

††††††††† #20C CMSeptember 3, 2002

Recommend File

 

3.†††††† Relative to spraying against mosquito deposits in the City of Worcester during 2002.

††††††††† #21B CMJanuary 15, 2002

Recommend File

 

4.†††††† Relative to PIP (People in Peril) Siting.

††††††††† #17E CMAugust 20, 2002

Recommend File

Speakers:

1.     Philip Callahan, 10 Park Street Place, Shrewsbury

2.     Ediberto Santiago, 13 Benefit Street, Worcester

3.     Thomas Gardner, Curry Printing Co, Worcester

4.     Donald Courtney, 12 Loxwood Street, Worcester

5.     William Breault, 4 Hathaway Street, Worcester

6.     Barbara T. White, 38 Upland Gardens Drive, Worcester

7.     Joe Gardner, Curry Printing Co, Worcester

 

Chairmanís Order request the Commissioner of Public Health report to the City Council concerning the transmission of Hepatitis B through human excrement.

 

Chairmanís Order request the City Manager report to the City Council concerning the timeline for and environment of the proposed new PIP Shelter @ 229 Southbridge Street: specifically regarding traffic, retail stores, residences, the Gateway and the South Division Fire Station.

 

Chairmanís Order request the City Manager report to the City Council concerning the scattered site model versus the single site model for a newly sited PIP Shelter.

 

Chairmanís Order request the City Manager provide the City Council with outcomes concerning recidivism at the PIP Shelter.

 

Chairmanís Order request the City Manager provide the City Council with any possible financial commitments to the PIP Shelter from the City to include possible funding sources.

 

Chairmanís Order request the City Manager provide the City Council with a report concerning the impacts of transient traffic to a newly sited PIP Shelter.

 

5.†††††† Relative to the PIP (People in Peril) Siting.

††††††††† #17B CMSeptember 3, 2002

Recommend Hold

 

6.†††††† Relative to medically involved students per nurse in the Worcester Public Schools.

††††††††† #21A CMAugust 22, 2000

Recommend Hold

 

7.†††††† Relative to Recruitment Plan/School Nurse Staffing.

††††††††† #21E CMApril 24, 2001

††††††††† In Committee May 10, 2001 - Held

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

Recommend Hold

8.†††††† Relative to funding for school based health centers.

††††††††† #21F CMApril 24, 2001

††††††††† In Committee May 10, 2001 - Held

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

Recommend Hold

 

9.†††††† Relative to current staffing in the Worcester Public Schools and at school based health centers.

††††††††† #21EMay 15, 2001

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

Recommend Hold

 

10.†††† Relative to outlining what actually are the services that are provided in the public schools through the school based health centers.

††††††††† #23B CMAugust 21, 2001

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

Recommend Hold

 

11.†††† Relative to Legislation - Fluoride Process.

††††††††† #16A CMDecember 4, 2001

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

In Committee April 30, 2002 - Held

Recommend Hold

 

12.†††† Relative to enforcement at reducing the incidence of the sale of tobacco to minors in the City.

††††††††† #21A CMJanuary 29, 2002

Recommend Hold

 

13.†††† Relative to Dog Ordinance Education Report.

††††††††† #21C CMFebruary 12, 2002

Recommend Hold

 

14.†††† Relative to enforcement of "non-smoking" in public buildings.

††††††††† #21B CMFebruary 26, 2002

Recommend Hold

 

15.†††† Relative to number and types of dog complaints.

††††††††† #21A CMMarch 5, 2002

Recommend Hold

 

16.†††† Relative to statistics for the infant mortality rate in Worcester for past five years.

††††††††† #21C CMApril 23, 2002

Recommend Hold

 

17.†††† Relative to the availability of services to the African American Community.

††††††††† #14A CMMay 28, 2002

Recommend Hold

 

18.†††† Relative to Health Foundation of Central Massachusetts with regard to the oral health initiative.

††††††††† #21A CMMay 28, 2002

Recommend Hold

 

19.†††† Relative to HIV, AIDS and Hepatitis C Task Force.

††††††††† #17D CMJuly 16, 2002

Recommend Hold

 

20.†††† Relative to how the City will bridge the gap in addressing the AIDS/Hepatitis issue.

††††††††† #20F CMAugust 20, 2002

Recommend Hold

 

21.†††† Relative to our AIDS/HIV and Hepatitis Program.

††††††††† #20E CMAugust 20, 2002

Recommend Hold

 

22.†††† Relative to number of trash enforcement tickets issued.

††††††††† #20A CMSeptember 3, 2002

Recommend Hold