HEALTH COMMITTEE

JANUARY 13, 2004

COUNCIL CHAMBER

5:30 P.M.

 

Convened: 5:35 P.M.

Adjourned: 6:55 P.M.

 

 

Present:††††† Councillor Barbara Haller, Chairperson

Councillor Konstantina Lukes

Councillor Juan Gomez

Thomas R. Hoover, City Manager

Paul LaCava, Director, Neighborhood Services

Scott Hayman, Neighborhood Services

Jay Gardiner, Director, Public Health

Dr. Leonard Morse, Public Health Commissioner

Jill Dagilis, Commissioner, Code Enforcement

Gerard Dio, Fire Chief

Gerald Vizzo, Police Chief

Mary Babbidge, Asst. City Clerk

 

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

 

1.†††††† Relative to a vote of the Board of Health recommending a ban on smoking in workplaces citywide.

††††††††† #20B CM†† August 12, 2003

 

Recommend file

 

2.†††††† Relative to Smoking Ordinance.

††††††††† #20A CMSeptember 9, 2003

 

Recommend file

 

Speakers: PIP Items

†††††††††††††††† Larry Gotleib, 90 Clearwater Rd., Newton, Mass.

††††††††††††††††† William Breault, Commission on Homelessness

††††††††††††††††† Steve Teasdale, 26 Nelson Place

††††††††††††††††† David McMahon, 28 Westfield St.

††††††††††††††††† Patsy Lewis, 72 Beaconsfield Rd.

 

3.†††††† Relative to PIP Shelter public safety issues.

††††††††† #17C CMOctober 28, 2003

 

Hold

4.†††††† Relative to the New England Regional Ending Homelessness Focus Group.

††††††††† #17A CMOctober 28, 2003

 

Hold

 

5.†††††† Relative to City qualifying for HUD HOPWA Grant (July 2004).

††††††††† #17A CM November 18, 2003

 

Hold

 

6.†††††† Relative to Vacant State and Federally Owned Property.

††††††††† #4A CM December 9, 2003

 

Hold

 

7.†††††† Relative to the PIP 15-point work plan.

††††††††† #17F CM January 6, 2004

 

Hold

 

Chairmanís Order - Request Administration to begin developing Code Blue criteria for the PIP Shelter and to provide City Council with updates.

 

Chairmanís Order Ė Request Administration provide City Council with periodic updates on the implementation of the PIP 15-point work plan.

 

PETITION

 

8.†††††† Wyatt Wade et al request all action be taken to immediately close the operation of the People in Peril Shelter, 701 Main St.

††††††††† #7 CC October 14, 2003

 

Hold