CITY OF WORCESTER
Public Health and Human Services Committee Meeting
Monday, June 15, 2009
Fisher Hall at Greendale People's Church
Convened: 6:36 P.M.
Adjourned: 8:31 P.M.
Konstantina B. Lukes
Clerk of the City Council
David J. Rushford
|Chairperson Gary Rosen |
|Councilor Barbara G Haller |
|Councilor Frederick C Rushton |
25 Francis Street Worcester, Massachusetts
|Present Were:||Chairperson Councilor Gary Rosen |
Councilor Barbara G Haller
Councilor Frederick C Rushton
Councilor Joffrey A Smith
Councilor Philip P Palmieri @ 7:00 p.m.
Councilor Kathleen M Toomey @ 7:55 p.m.
|Also:||DPWP Commissioner Robert L. Moylan, Jr.|
Staff Assistant for Administration Michael Gilleberto
City Clerk David J. Rushford, clerk
Christine Markham, USDA
Michael Stefan, USDA
Jeff Bally, DCR
Ken Gooch, DCR
Clint McFarland, DCR
Suzanne Bond, USDA
Ed Perlet, USDA
ASIAN LONGHORNED BEETLE
Communication of Michael V. O'Brien, City Manager, transmitting informational communication relative to a strategy change regarding the Asian Longhorned Beetle Program.
# 10f CC June 09, 2009
Recommend Report and acceptance of the accompanying Resolution that the City Council supports the USDA recommendation that, in the continuing effort to eradicate the Asian Long Horned Beetle, tree cutting operations continue during the current pre-emergent phase.
1. Catherine Evans, Worcester resident
2. Barbara Tucker, Worcester resident
3. Virginia Kingsbury, Worcester resident
4. George Evans, Worcester resident
5. Rachel McCook, aide to State Representative James O'Day
6. Brian Durkin, Worcester resident
7. Carl Johnson, Worcester resident
FROM THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES - Request City Manager request representatives of the United States Department of Agriculture's Asian Long Horned Beetle Program provide the City Council with their findings concerning the environmental impacts of the use of trunk or soil injections and/or tree sprayings of trees that have been determined to be potential ALB host trees.
Request City Manager request representatives of the United States Department of Agriculture's Asian Long Horned Beetle Program to inform the City Council when chemical treatments of potential ALB trees will commence and the financial resources that will be necessary to stem the spread of ALB.
Request City Manager request representatives of Massachusetts Department of Conservation Resources to inform the City Council of the budget that will be necessary to conduct a chemically-based assault against the ALB in the 2009/2010 Fall/Winter/Spring ALB pre-emergent phase.