AGENDA

PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE

MARCH 14, 2002

COUNCIL CHAMBER

Convened: 6:02 p.m.

Adjourned: 8:10 p.m.

 

Present were:†††††  Chairperson Councillor Michael C. Perotto

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Councillor Joseph M. Petty

 

Also:†††††††††††††††††††† Assistant City Manager Paul LaCava

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Police Chief James M. Gallagher

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Deputy Fire Chief Timothy Gray

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Deputy Police Chief Gary Gemme

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Police Captain John Harrington

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Deputy City Solicitor Michael Traynor

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Neighborhood Services Dennis Hennessy

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† City Clerk David J. Rushford, clerk

 


 

POLICE DEPARTMENT

 

Communications of the City Manager

 

1.                 Relative to Information Collected under the Stateís Sex Offender Registry.

††††††††† #20B CMJanuary 15, 2002

Recommend Hold

 

2.†††††† Relative to the Number of Citations Issued in Most Recent Period Relative to Clearing Snow from Sidewalks.

††††††††† #20A CMFebruary 12, 2002

Recommend Hold

 

3.                 Relative to the Number of Vehicles Towed in Last Five Years.

#20A CMFebruary 26, 2002

Recommend Hold

Petitions

 

4.†††††† Kevin Ksen request Public Safety Committee review problems and delays with towing of abandoned vehicles.

††††††††† #15 CCAugust 21, 2001

Recommend Hold

 

5.†††††† Kevin Ksen et al request City Council Public Safety Committee adopt written guidelines governing police department surveillance of labor unions, community groups, students and others involved in free speech activities.

††††††††† #6 CCJanuary 29, 2002

Recommend Hold

Speakers:

1.       David Coyne, 121 Glendale Street, Worcester

2.         Gary Dusoe, 224 Belmont Street, Worcester

3.         Larry Laverdure, 8 Hobson Avenue, Worcester

4.       Dianne Rocheleau, 45 Hollywood Street, Worcester

5.       Kevin Ksen, 5 Shawmut Street, Worcester

6.       Ron Madnick, 12 Pine Tree Drive, Worcester

7.       Dan Margolis, 20 West Street, Worcester

8.       Sandy Ellis, 12 County Street, Worcester

9.       Sarah Walkowiak, 14 Lancaster Street, Worcester

10.  Bill Sweet, 31 Dunbar Street, Worcester

11.   Brian Boynton, 35 Stone Street, Auburn

12.         Scott Schaeffer-Duffy, 52 Mason Street, Worcester

13.            Susan Stepp, 45 Claridge Road, Worcester

14.            John R. Bradford, 8 Ashland Street, Worcester

15.            Steven Bayer, 46 Browning Pond Circle, Spencer

16.            Joe OíBrien, 17 Oread Place, Worcester

17.            Mary Bennett, 46 Browning Pond Circle, Spencer

18.            Gordon Davis, 416 Lake Avenue, Worcester

19.            Rick Cipro, President IBPO Local 378

20.            James Martin, 3 Hacker Court, Worcester

21.            Dana Mitchell, 21 Oberlin Street, Worcester

 

Chairmanís Order request the City Solicitor provide the City Council with a report detailing any situations under which the Police would be disallowed from photographing people in public spaces.

 

Chairmanís Order request the Police Chief provide the City Council with a report concerning photographing protestors in public spaces.

 

Chairmanís Order request the Administration recommend a policy concerning surveillance and photographing the public at-large by the police department.

 

Chairmanís order request the City Solicitor provide the City Council with a comment on ordinances in place in Seattle, Denver and San Francisco concerning photographing protestors in public spaces.

 

FIRE DEPARTMENT

 

Communications of the City Manager

 

6.†††††† Relative to the Webster Square Fire Station.

††††††††† #7N CMAugust 21, 2001

Recommend File

 

Chairmanís Order request the Fire Chief provide the City Council with a

punch list of items remaining to be completed at the new Webster Street Fire

Station and the timing for the installation of the previously funded traffic

signal at the entrance to the station.

 

7.     ††††††Relative to a report regarding the status of the Webster Square Fire Station.

#7F CMFebruary 26, 2002

Recommend File

 
COMMUNICATIONS DEPARTMENT

 

8.†††††† Report of the Committee on Commerce & Development upon the petition of Thomas W. Wharton request the City Council prepare a series of recommendations to the City Manager and his administration to develop a Telecommunications Master Plan within 120 days.

#51 CCSeptember 18, 2001

In Committee for informational purposes only.

Recommend Hold

 

Communications of the City Manager

 

9.†††††† Relative to U.S. Department of Justice FY01 Local Law Enforcement Block Grant Funding Recommendations.

#18B CMFebruary 12, 2002

Recommend Hold

Speakers:

1.                 Nathan Peterson, Whitins Road, Sutton

2.                 Janet Warren, American Red Cross, Worcester

3.                 Teri Charpentier, 196 West Main Street, Millbury

4.                 William Breault, 4 Hathaway Street, Worcester

5.                 Kevin Ksen, 5 Shawmut Street, Worcester

6.                 Rick Cipro, IBPO President, Local 378

7.                 Timothy Gray, Deputy Fire Chief, Worcester Fire Dept.

8.                 Mary Keefe, 10 Oxford Street, Worcester

9.                 John Bradford, 8 Ashland Street, Worcester

 

Chairmanís Order Request the Administration prioritize the recommendations provided to City Council February 12, 2002 for the use of Round VI of the FY 01 Local Law Enforcement Block Grant.

 

Chairmanís Order Request the Administration set forth for the City Council the procedures that are adhered to for submission to the U. S. Department of Justice concerning the Local Law Enforcement Block Grant.

 

Chairmanís order Request the Administration provide the City Council with a recommendation to allocate $25,000.00 for Worcester Police Department radios and for the Main South Alert Center.

 

10.†††† Relative to the Executive Office of Neighborhood Servicesí (EONS) assistance to city-wide Neighborhood Crime Watch Groups and Neighborhood Associations.

#18H CMFebruary 12, 2002

Recommend Hold

 

MISCELLANEOUS

 

Communication of the City Manager

 

11.†††† Regarding recommendations relative to the eligibility of CDBG funds for the boarding up and demolition programs.

#18A CMNovember 13, 2001

In Committee February 11, 2002 Ė Held

Recommend Hold