CITY OF WORCESTER
Public Health and Human Services Committee Meeting
Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Convened: 4:05 P.M.
Adjourned: 5:27 P.M.
Konstantina B. Lukes
Clerk of the City Council
David J. Rushford
|Chairperson Gary Rosen |
|Councilor Barbara G Haller |
|Councilor Frederick C Rushton |
City Hall - 455 Main Street Worcester, Massachusetts
|Present Were:||Chairperson Councilor Gary Rosen
Councilor Barbara G Haller
Councilor Frederick C Rushton|
|Also:||Director of Neighborhood and Housing Development Dennis Hennessy|
Acting Commissioner of Health and Human Services James G. Gardiner
Acting Director of Public Health Derek S. Brindisi
Commissioner of Public Health Dr. Leonard Morse
Veterans Agent Karen Greenwood
Assistant City Clerk Michael J. Monfredo, clerk
Communication of the City Manager transmitting informational communication regarding the progress to date with the Neighborhood Revitalization Strategy Area Program (NRSA).
# 9.9A CM March 18, 2008
Communication of the City Manager transmitting informational communication relative to Congressman McGovern's Support for an increase in the City's Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Funds.
# 9.9B CM March 18, 2008
Communication of David J. Rushford, City Clerk, transmitting communication relative to teen birth rates.
# 13l CC March 18, 2008
Request City Manager provide City Council with a chart providing statistical data from the year 1995 to present relative to teen birth rates in the City of Worcester as compared to other cities in Massachusetts.
Communication of the City Manager transmitting informational communication relative to the City's Community Immunity Day.
# 9.24B CM March 18, 2008
Communication of the City Manager transmitting informational communication relative to the latest efforts to address the population of geese in various areas throughout the City.
# 9.24A CM March 18, 2008
Request City Manager contact the Massachusetts Audubon Society Executive Director to request that they assist the city in creating educational signage identifying reasons not to feed the geese within city parks.
Communication of the City Manager transmitting informational communication relative to the month of April being designated as Rabies Awareness Month throughout the Commonwealth and April 5th as Rabies Vaccination Day in the City.
# 7.24A CM April 01, 2008
Petition of Councilor Frederick C. Rushton on behalf of Stephen Kalinowski request erecting a Memorial Square for Private Richard A. Day, U.S. Army, 110th Division, who was born in Worcester on December 6, 1919 and was killed in action on or about November 14, 1944 during a battle in the Herkin Forest in Germany. Request memorial be located in the vicinity of the YMCA where Mr. Day grew up.
# 9a CC June 26, 2007
Communication of the City Manager transmitting informational communication relative to the disposition of the historic Veteran's Plaques at the GAR Hall.
# 9.38A CM March 18, 2008
Communication of David J. Rushford, City Clerk, transmitting communication relative to information from records of Marriage Intentions filed in the City Clerk's Office during calendar 2006 revealing the country of birth of each of the 3,268 applicants.
# 12a CM January 23, 2007
Order of Paul P. Clancy, Jr. - Request all the City Council Standing Committees review and establish their top two or three priorities and report back to City Council by mid April.
# 20c CC March 11, 2008
In Committee March 27, 2008 - Held
Request City Manager provide City Council with a progress report concerning the status of the implementation of the operation yellow box program.
Request City Manager provide City Council with a report concerning the current percent of tobacco use in the City of Worcester and what is a reasonable percentage of usage to strive for in the future.
Request City Manager provide City Council with a report concerning the present percentage representation of women and minorities serving on the City of Worcester boards and commissions.
Request City Council to accept the City Council Standing Committee on Public Health and Human Services' goals and priorities as the following: 1.) Public Health Division: To discourage the disposal of sharps, needles, and syringes in the municipal trash stream, on the ground or in other locations, by making available to Worcester residents and visitors alike, safe, convenient, and non-risky disposal methods of these items, 2.) Public Health Division: To expand strategies, partnerships and educations efforts in an effort to reduce the use of tobacco use by Worcester youth and adults, 3.) Human Rights Division/Advisory Committee on the Status of Women: To increase representation and participation of women and minorities serving on boards and commissions, 4.) Homeless Assistance Division: To develop and implement a technology and communication network design to comprehensively monitor progress and identify needs within the social services matrix of providers to the homeless community, 5.) Division of Neighborhood and Economic Development: Monitor the Neighborhood Revitalization Strategy Area (NRSA) with a goal within the NRSA to increase the number of storefront improvement projects by an additional 15 by the end of 2009.