HEALTH COMMITTEE MEETING

FEBRUARY 2, 2004

COUNCIL CHAMBER

Convened: 5:07 p.m.

Adjourned: 6:50 p.m.

 

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

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

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Councillor Konstantina B. Lukes

 

Also: ††††††††††††††††††  Director of Neighborhood Services Paul LaCava

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

 

1.†††††† Communication of the City Manager relative to long range plan for the Department of Public Health.

††††††††† #20A CMJuly 1, 2003

††††††††† In Committee October 15, 2003 Ė Held

Recommend File

 

Chairmanís Order request the Administration provide the City Council with an updated long range plan for the Department of Public Health.

 

2. ††††† Communication of the City Manager relative to the PIP 15-point work plan.

††††††††† #17F CM January 6, 2004

††††††††††††††† In Committee January 13, 2004 - Held

Recommend File

 

Chairmanís Order request the Administration provide the City Council with a list of the members appointed to the sub-committee on the inter-agency Committee on Homelessness.

 

Chairmanís Order request the Administration provide the City Council with a listing of the community leaders participating in the PIP cabinet.

 

Chairmanís Order request the Administration provide the City Council with a report regarding the average number and length of stay at the SMOC Framingham facility and how that might relate to their proposed operation of the Worcester facility.

 

Chairmanís Order request the Administration provide the City Council with the SMOC policies concerning exceeding capacity, and, as an overflow facility at the Framingham facility.

 

Chairmanís Order request the Administration provide the City Council with a listing and the number of emergency shelter beds identified as part of the Cityís Emergency Response Plan.

 

Chairmanís Order request the Administration provide the City Council with a report regarding the new structure of authority/table of organization for the PIP under SMOC management.

 

Chairmanís Order request the Administration begin work on the Worcester Department of Public Health code blue criteria regarding overflow at the PIP.

 

Chairmanís Order request the Administration with the management of the PIP to identify co-locaters for training and education opportunities, permanent housing and job placement for their clients.

 

Chairmanís Order request the Administration provide the City Council with a report concerning enforcement of any zoning and/or code criteria regarding storage trailers parked on private property as they are known to be frequented by homeless people seeking shelter.

 

Chairmanís Order request the Administration provide the City Council with homeless statistics compiled by the Commonwealth for Worcester and the Worcester area.

 

Chairmanís Order request the Administration seek information from the Worcester Department of Public Health what is the appropriate collection and disposal method of illegal drug paraphernalia.

 

Chairmanís Order request the Administration provide the City council with an update on the cleaning efforts being conducted by the Youth Center staff in the PIP target area.

 

Chairmanís order request the Administration provide the City Council with a quarterly report on the fifteen point plan for the PIP.

 

Chairmanís Order request the Administration report to the City Council concerning the memorandum of understanding between SMOC and the City of Worcester and include information concerning the license transfer.