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.


Mayor
Joseph M. Petty

 

www.worcesterma.gov

 

Clerk of the City Council
David J. Rushford

Committee Members

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
 
1.

Miscellaneous Items

1a.

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

Attachments

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.

Speakers:
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

Recommend File

Chairman's Orders

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.

1b.

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

Attachments

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