CITY OF WORCESTER

Public Health and Human Services Committee Meeting

Monday, September 9, 2013

Esther Howland (South) Chamber

Convened: 4:30 P.M.

Adjourned: 5:37 PM


Mayor
Joseph M. Petty

 

www.worcesterma.gov

 

Clerk of the City Council
David J. Rushford

Committee Members

Chairperson Konstantina B Lukes
Councilor Tony Economou
Councilor Sarai Rivera
 

City Hall - 455 Main Street Worcester, Massachusetts


Present Were:Chairperson Councilor Konstantina B Lukes Councilor Tony Economou Councilor Sarai Rivera
 
Also:Commissioner of Public Health Dr. Michael P. Hirsch Director of Public Health Derek Brindisi Dr. Dale Magee and Dr. Sara Shields from Worcester Healthy Baby Collaborative Assistant City Clerk Susan M. Ledoux, clerk
 
1.

Communication of the City Manager

1a.

Transmitting informational communication relative to the Infant Mortality Rates in the City. # 8.24B CM August 28, 2007

In Committee March 27, 2008 - Held

Attachments

Recommend Hold

Chairman's Orders

Request City Manager request the Worcester Healthy Baby Collaborative submit a report to City Council relative to infant mortality rates in Worcester.

Request the School Administration report the number of pregnant teenagers who have gone through the SAMís program or any other similar program and the number of pregnant teenagers who did not participate in any program and report if they graduated or not.

Request City Manager request the Commissioner of Public Health provide to City Council with a report concerning overdose deaths.

2.

Miscellaneous

2a.

Petition of Councilor Konstantina B. Lukes on behalf of Rosalie Tirella request banning the use of exotic animals for entertainment purposes in the city of Worcester. # 8a CC October 09, 2012

In Committee June 10, 2013 - Held

Attachments

Recommend Hold

Chairman's Orders

Request City Manager review and update itís permitting requirements and enforcement of the ordinance or regulations dealing with the possession and care of exotic animals by residents and commercial establishments.

Request City Manager request the City Solicitor review the Model Ordinance prohibiting the use of wild and exotic animals in traveling shows and circuses (see attached) and present to City Council a proposed ordinance for the city of Worcester relative to the same. Further, request City Manager develop a protocol involving an interdisciplinary process or oversight for implementation of the proposed ordinance to include Animal Control, Board of Health and Inspectional Services.