AGENDA

HEALTH COMMITTEE

OCTOBER 1, 2002

COUNCIL CHAMBER

Convened: 5:30 p.m.

Adjourned: 6:05 p.m.

 


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

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

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

 

Also:†††††††††† Assistant City Manager Paul G. LaCava

†††††††††††††††††† Police Chief James Gallagher

Director of Housing Scott Hayman

†††††††††††††††††† Brian Chandley, Chairperson of PIP Board

†††††††††††††††††† Jerry Schlater, consultant for Committee on Homelessness

†††††††††††††††††† Francis Birch, Public Health Department

†††††††††††††††††† Jay Gardiner, Public Health Department

City Clerk David J. Rushford, clerk

 

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

 

 

Chairmanís Order request the Administration provide the City Council with information revealing who owns the option to purchase the property at 229 Southbridge Street.

 

Chairmanís Order request the Administration report to the City Council the options for taking authority over people who are taken into protective custody as well as the rights of the individual being taken into custody for their own protection and safety.

 

Chairmanís Order request the Administration provide support to the PIP Board so that a policy may be adopted concerning the screening of clients.

 

Chairmanís Order request the City Manager request the PIP Board continue to seek co-locaters at their present and future site for the clients to become better prepared to make the transition to the mainstream of society.

 

Speakers:

1.     Brian Chandley, 15 Grove Heights Drive, Worcester

2.     Buddy Brousseau, 37 Perry Street, Auburn

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

††††††††† #17B CMSeptember 3, 2002

†††††††††† In Committee September 24, 2002 -Held

Recommend File

 

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

††††††††† #21A CMAugust 22, 2000

†††††††††† In Committee September 24, 2002 -Held

Recommend Hold

 

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

††††††††† #21E CMApril 24, 2001

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

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

In Committee September 24, 2002 -Held

Recommend Hold

 

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

††††††††† #21F CMApril 24, 2001

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

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

In Committee September 24, 2002 -Held

Recommend Hold

 

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

††††††††† #21EMay 15, 2001

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

In Committee September 24, 2002 -Held

Recommend Hold

 

6.†††††† 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

In Committee September 24, 2002 -Held

Recommend Hold

 

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

††††††††† #16A CMDecember 4, 2001

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

In Committee April 30, 2002 - Held

In Committee September 24, 2002 -Held

Recommend Hold

 

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

††††††††† #21A CMJanuary 29, 2002

In Committee September 24, 2002 -Held

Recommend Hold

 

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

††††††††† #21C CMFebruary 12, 2002

In Committee September 24, 2002 -Held

Recommend Hold

 

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

††††††††† #21B CMFebruary 26, 2002

In Committee September 24, 2002 -Held

Recommend Hold

 

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

††††††††† #21A CMMarch 5, 2002

In Committee September 24, 2002 -Held

Recommend Hold

 

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

††††††††† #21C CMApril 23, 2002

In Committee September 24, 2002 -Held

Recommend Hold

 

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

††††††††† #14A CMMay 28, 2002

In Committee September 24, 2002 -Held

Recommend Hold

 

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

††††††††† #21A CMMay 28, 2002

In Committee September 24, 2002 -Held

Recommend Hold

 

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

††††††††† #17D CMJuly 16, 2002

In Committee September 24, 2002 -Held

Recommend Hold

 

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

††††††††† #20F CMAugust 20, 2002

In Committee September 24, 2002 -Held

Recommend Hold

 

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

††††††††† #20E CMAugust 20, 2002

In Committee September 24, 2002 -Held

Recommend Hold

 

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

††††††††† #20A CMSeptember 3, 2002

In Committee September 24, 2002 -Held

Recommend File

 

Chairmanís Order request the Administration report to the City Council if any health hazards emanate from dumpsters or other discarded trash.