CITY OF WORCESTER
Public Health and Human Services Committee Meeting
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Esther Howland (South) Chamber
Convened: 5:33 P.M.
Adjourned: 6:55 P.M.
Joseph M. Petty
Clerk of the City Council
David J. Rushford
|Chairperson Sarai Rivera |
|Councilor Michael T Gaffney |
|Councilor Philip P Palmieri |
City Hall - 455 Main Street Worcester, Massachusetts
|Present Were:||Chairperson Councilor Sarai Rivera
Councilor Michael T Gaffney
Councilor Philip P Palmieri @ 5:39 P.M.
Councilor Gary Rosen @ 5:40 P.M.|
|Also:||Director of Health/Housing Inspections Amanda Wilson
Director of Housing Miguel Rivera
Neighborhood Services Staff Person Stephen Hill
City Manager Staff Person Nicole Valentine
State Representative Mary Keefe
City Clerk David J. Rushford, clerk|
Communication of the City Manager transmitting informational communication relative to an update concerning the current Triage Center on Queen Street.
# 8.4C CM March 11, 2014
Charles Gagnon, CEO of South Middlesex Opportunity Council appeared to respond to questions concerning the operation of the Triage Center, 25 Queen Street.
Amanda Wilson provided the Committee with the following Triage Center census data obtained during unannounced visits on the following dates:
December 18, 2014 – upwards of 120,
December 30, 2014 – 108 and
February 21, 2015 – 106.
1. Barbara Haller, Worcester resident
2. Jade Campbell, Hubbardston resident (SMOC)
3. Peggy Middaugh, Worcester resident
4. Jo Hart, Worcester resident
5. David Valley, Worcester resident
6. Tina Haddon, Worcester resident
Request City Manager provide City Council with plans with reference to the 25 Queen Street Triage Center including consideration of a seasonal or second shelter not necessarily under the jurisdiction of SMOC.
Request City Manager request the Office of the State Medical Examiner and the South Middlesex Opportunity Council provide the City Council, once available, with all public information documenting the currently unexplained death discovered inside the 25 Queen Street Triage Center.
Request City Manager update City Council within 30 days concerning the change in protocols at the 25 Queen Street Triage Center relating to Single-Room-Occupancies.
Request City Manager provide City Council with a response to the Order approved on February 10, 2015 relating to the homeless population within 30 days.
Report of the Committee on Public Health & Human Services Upon the Communication of the City Manager transmitting informational communication relative to Opioid Overdose Prevention Plan & Recommendations.
# 12c CC January 13, 2015