CITY OF WORCESTER

Public Safety Committee Meeting

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Council Chamber

Convened: 5:40 P.M.

Adjourned: 6:57 P.M.


Mayor
Konstantina B. Lukes

 

www.ci.worcester.ma.us

 

Clerk of the City Council
David J. Rushford

Committee Members

Chairperson Joseph M Petty
Councilor Paul P Clancy Jr
Councilor Philip P Palmieri
 

City Hall - 455 Main Street Worcester, Massachusetts


Present Were:Chairperson Councilor Joseph M Petty Councilor Paul P Clancy Jr Councilor Philip P Palmieri @ 5:49 P.M.
 
Also:Police Chief Gary J. Gemme
Deputy Police Chief Steven M. Sargent
Deputy Police Chief Sean J. Fleming
Deputy Police Chief Mark Roche
City Clerk David J. Rushford, Clerk
 
1.

COMMUNICATIONS OF THE CITY MANAGER

1a.

Recommending City Council's adoption of an Order to file a Home-Rule Petition regarding traffic surveillance in the City.
# 7.28C CM January 30, 2007


In Committee March 5, 2007 - Held

Attachments

Recommend Approval of the Order to file Home Rule Legislation

Chairman's Orders

Request the City Manager request the Police Chief provide the City Council with information concerning the implementation strategy and pricing options that he anticipates employing in order to pursue a traffic signal and red-light enforcement program that includes surveillance cameras.

1b.

Transmitting informational communication relative to the Worcester Public Health Department's response to the Spencer Water Emergency.
#8.24A CM June 5, 2007

Attachments

Recommend File

1c.

Relative to Report on the status of the Women's Safety Network.
#6B CM February 8, 2005

Attachments

Recommend File

1d.

Relative to request for Domestic Violence Hotline.
#6A CM February 8, 2005

Attachments

Recommend File

1e.

Relative to the Developing Alternatives for Women Now (DAWN) program.
#17B CM February 8, 2005

Attachments

Recommend File

1f.

Relative to a sample letter that will be submitted to all establishments that hold entertainment licenses informing them that their 2006 entertainment licenses are being issued provisionally and will be subject to new regulations being developed by the License Commission.
#16A CM December 20, 2005

Attachments

Recommend File

1g.

Relative to a new interdepartmental approach to enforcing the ordinance governing snow removal from the city's sidewalks.
#34B CM December 20, 2005

Attachments

Recommend File

1h.

Transmitting informational communication relative to an update on the Abandoned Vehicle Removal Program.
# 11.12A CM August 29, 2006

Attachments

Recommend File

1i.

Transmitting informational communication relative to the Main South Weed & Seed Program.
#8.9CCM July 17, 2007

Attachments

Recommend File

1j.

Relative to City Councilís request for a membership list for the Worcester Weed and Seed Program.
#9B CM February 28, 2006

Attachments

Recommend File

1k.

Transmitting informational communication relative to the Weed and Seed Program.
#34B CM September 13, 2005

Attachments

Recommend File

2.

POLICE DEPT.

2a.

Communication of the City Manager relative to "Parking at Police Headquarters".
#19B CM March 1, 2005


In Committee April 14, 2005 - Held

Attachments

Recommend File

2b.

Communication of the City Manager relative to how the Worcester Police Department tracks injured prisoner reports, and the transfer of prisoners to area hospitals.
#19A CM April 5, 2005


In Committee April 14, 2005 - Held

Attachments

Recommend File

2c.

Communication of the City Manager relative to translation services that are available at the Worcester Police Department and the Communication Department.
#19B CM May 31, 2005


In Committee October 13, 2005 - Held

Attachments

Recommend File

2d.

Communication of the City Manager relative to an update on the installation of satellite communication devices in police vehicles.
#19B CM July 19, 2005

Attachments

Recommend File

2e.

Communication of the City Manager relative to a transfer of funds in the amount of ($25, 000.00) Twenty Five Thousand Dollars from Account #91C711, Building Rehabilitation to Account #25C702, Police Department Building Rehabilitation.


In Committee for informational purposes only
In City Council November 1, 2005 #90 CC - Order Adopted 10-0.


Attachments

Recommend File

2f.

Communication of the City Manager relative to an incident report regarding Crime Analysis Unit depicting the number and types of arrests that have occurred in the Winfield/Mason/Chandler Street area from the period of November 1, 2005 through January 23, 2006.
#17A CM January 31, 2006


In Committee February 13, 2006 - Held.

Attachments

Recommend File

2g.

Communication of the City Manager relative to the crime statistics in the Grand View Avenue and Heard Street neighborhoods for the time period of December 15, 2005 through January 5, 2006.
#17D CM March 7, 2006

Attachments

Recommend File

2h.

Communication of the City Manager relative to an award notification for the FY'06 Community Policing Gang Initiative.
#17A CM March 7, 2006

Attachments

Recommend File

2i.

Communication of the City Manager relative to training for command staff at the Worcester Police Department.
#17B CM March 21, 2006

Attachments

Recommend File

2j.

Communication of the City Manager relative to instituting police foot and motor patrols in the Norfolk Street neighborhood.
#17B CM April 25, 2006

Attachments

Recommend File

2k.

Communication of the City Manager relative to crime and disorder trends in the City of Worcester.
#17E CM April 25, 2006

Attachments

Recommend File

2l.

Communication of the City Manager transmitting informational communication relative to the Worcester Police Department's 2005 Annual Report.
#17A CM July 18, 2006

Attachments

Recommend File

2m.

Communication of the City Manager transmitting informational communication relative to the accreditation of divisions within the Worcester Police Department.
#17C CM July 18, 2006

Attachments

Recommend File

2n.

Communication of the City Manager transmitting informational communication relative to crimes committed against Worcester's senior citizens.
#11.17A CM September 12, 2006

Attachments

Recommend File

2o.

Communication of the City Manager transmitting informational communication relative to options for controlling noise that negatively impacts the quality of life in our residential neighborhoods.
#7. 17B CM October 31, 2006

Attachments

Recommend File

2p.

Communication of the City Manger transmitting informational communication relative to the 45% decrease in gun violence in the City.
# 17C CM January 16, 2007

Attachments

Recommend File

2q.

Communication of the City Manager transmitting informational communication relative to the staffing of police liaisons to the School Department to its full complement for FY07.
#10.17C CM March 06, 2007

Attachments

Recommend File

2r.

Communication of the City Manager transmitting informational communication relative to the WPD's 2007 Summer Impact Program.
# 10.17D CM March 06, 2007

Attachments

Recommend File

2s.

Communication of the City Manager transmitting informational communication regarding the Worcester Police Departments (WPD) Fiscal Year 2008 Summer Statistics as well as the 2006 WPD Annual Report.
# 11B CM October 09, 2007

Attachments

Recommend File

2t.

Communication of the City Manager relative to "Operation Round-Up" that was conducted by the Worcester Police Department this past week.
# 10d CC June 26, 2007

Attachments

Recommend File

2u.

Communicaiton of the City Manager transmitting informational communication relative to the range and activity of breaking and enterings of private property throughout the City.
# 10.17E CM March 06, 2007

Attachments

Recommend File

3.

LLEBG GRANTS/AWARDS

3a.

Communication of the City Manager requesting adoption of a resolution relative to the FY04 Metropolitan Response System Program Continuation Grants.


In Committee for informational purposes only
In City Council September 7, 2004 #20A CM - Resolution Adopted

In Committee October 4, 2004 - Held
In Committee December 5, 2004 - Held


Attachments

Recommend File

3b.

Communication of the City Manager requesting adoption of a resolution to file and accept an FY05 Governor's Highway Safety Bureau Traffic Enforcement, Education and Equipment Grant.

In Committee for informational purposes only
In City Council October 26, 2004 #19A CM - Resolution adopted.


Attachments

Recommend File

3c.

Communication of the City Manager requesting adoption of a resolution to file and accept funds under the FY05 Firefighters Equipment Program through the Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety.


In Committee for informational purposes only
In City Council February 8, 2005 #13A CM - Resolution Adopted.


Attachments

Recommend File

3d.

Communication of the City Manager requesting City Council approval of a resolution to file and accept a FY'05 Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office for Domestic Preparedness Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) in the amount of Five Hundred Thirty Two Thousand Two Hundred Sixty Three Dollars ($532,263.00).


In Committee for informational purposes only
In City Council April 5, 2005 #13C CM - Order Adopted.


Attachments

Recommend File

3e.

Communcation of the City Manager requesting that City Council accept with gratitude a conditional gift of a field communications unit from the Massachusetts Fire Chiefs Association.


In Committee for informational purposes only
In City Council April 5, 2005 #13D CM - Order Adopted with gratitude.


Attachments

Recommend File

3f.

Communication of the City Manager request adoption of a summary and resolution to file and accept a FY'05 Alcohol Enforcement/Education/Equipment (AEEE) Grant.


In Committee for informational purposes only
In City Council December 6, 2005 #17B CM - Resolution Adopted.


Attachments

Recommend File

3g.

Communication of the City Manager requesting adoption of a Resolution to file and accept a Federal Fiscal Year 2005 Metropolitan Medical Response System (MMRS) funding allocation of $227, 592.00 from the Mass. Executive Office of Public Safety under the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.


In Committee for informational purposes only.
In City Council April 12, 2005 #53 CC - Resolution Adopted.


Attachments

Recommend File

3h.

Communication of the City Manager request adoption of an Executive Summary and Resolution to file and accept a U.S. Department of Justice FY'05 Weed and Seed grant application.


In Committee for informational purposes only.
In City Council May 17, 2005 #17B CM - Resolution Adopted.


Attachments

Recommend File

3i.

Communication of the City Manager request adoption of a resolution to file and accept a Federal FY'05 Violence Against Women Act (VCAWA) grant made available from the Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety (MEOPS).


In Committee for informational purposes only
In City Council July 19, 2005 #17B CM - Resolution Adopted.


Attachments

Recommend File

3j.

Communication of the City Manager request adoption of a resolution to file and accept a FY05 Local Emergency Planning Committee Exercise Grant.


In Committee for informational purposes only
In City Council June 14, 2005 #13A CM - Resolution Adopted.


Attachments

Recommend File

3k.

Communication of the City Manager request City Council's deliberation, consideration, and approval of the attached summary and resolution to accept the FY06 Paul Coverdell Forensic Science Improvement Grant (FSI Grant) from the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, and National Institute of Justice.


In Committee for Informational purposes only
In City Council May 9, 2006 #50 CM - Resolution adopted


Attachments

Recommend File

3l.

Communication of the City Manager recommending City Council adopt of a Summary and Resolution to File and Accept Mass Decontamination Unit (MDU) Grant Funds in the amount of Ten Thousand Five Hundred Dollars And No Cents ($10,500.00).



In City Council October 3, 2006 #15A CM - Resolution adopted


Attachments
In Committee for informational purposes only

Recommend File

3m.

Communication of the City Manager relative to an award of $224,669.00 by the U.S. Department of Justice to the City of Worcester for the second year on the funding for Pleasant-Chandler-Newbury St. area.
#17B CM June 14, 2005

Attachments

Recommend File

3n.

Communication of the City Manager regarding a fiscal year 2006 status report on the number of, and the amount of, Federal and State grants written, awarded, and pending approval by the appropriate Federal and State agencies.

In Committee for Informational purposes only
#29A CM January 31, 2006

Attachments

Recommend File

3o.

Communication of the City Manager relative to FY'05 grants written, awarded, and pending on behalf of the Worcester Police Department.
#5C CM July 19, 2005

Attachments

Recommend File

3p.

Communication of the City Manager relative to a detailed analysis of Federal and State grants written and awarded during FY2005, along with the grants that are pending.
#5D CM July 19, 2005

Attachments

Recommend File

3q.

Communication of the City Manager relative to the breakdown of the proposed use of the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) award funds.
#29A CM April 4, 2006

Attachments

Recommend File

3r.

Communication of the City Manager relative to an award notification regarding the FFY '05 Byrne Justice Assistance Grant (JAG).
#17B CM December 20 ,2005

Attachments

Recommend File

3s.

Communication of the City Manager relative to the first round of grant awards for the staffing for adequate fire and emergency response (SAFER) program.
#15A CM October 11, 2005

Attachments

Recommend File

3t.

Communication of the City Manager relative to an award notification regarding the FY'06 Community Policing Grant.
#17A CM December 20, 2005

Attachments

Recommend File

3u.

Communication of the City Manager relative to the City's Fiscal Year 2006 Community Policing Grant.
#17A CM January 10, 2006


In Committee February 13, 2006 - Held

Attachments

Recommend File

3v.

Communication of the City Manager recommend City Council review, consideration and adoption of a Resolution to file and accept a 2007 Charles E. Shannon Grant from the Executive Office of Public Safety.



In City Council July 17, 2007 #17a CM - Resolution adopted

Attachments
In Committee for informational purposes only

Recommend File

3w.

Communication of the City Manager recommend City Council Review, Consideration and Adoption of a Resolution to File and Accept an Executive Office of Public Safety Grant.



In City Council July 17, 2007 #17b CM - Resolution Adopted

Attachments
In Committee for informational purposes only

Recommend File

3x.

Communication of the City Manager recommend the adoption of a resolution and summary to apply for a competitive FY'06 Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program grant from the U.S. Department of Justice.



In Committee for informational purposes only
In City Council May 30, 2006 #29A CM - Resolution adopted


Attachments

Recommend File

3y.

Communication of the City Manager transmitting informational communication relative to a report disseminating any and all Public Safety Grants that have been accepted and utilized to train Citizen Groups.
# 11.30A CM September 12, 2006

Attachments

Recommend File

3z.

Communication of the City Manager transmitting informational communication relative to the FY 2007 Underage Alcohol Enforcement Grant Award.
#8.17A CM December 12, 2006

Attachments

Recommend File

3aa.

Communication of the City Manager relative to Worcester's award of $132,000.00 in federal funds to support six traffic enforcement mobilizations and the purchase of traffic-related equipment.
#19B CM November 16, 2004

Attachments

Recommend File

3bb.

Communication of the City Manager relative to a notification that the City of Worcester was awarded $747,650.00 in FY05 Community Policing.
#19B CM October 26, 2004

Attachments

Recommend File

3cc.

Communication of the City Manager relative to Local Law Enforcement Block Grant Funding.
#17C CM December, 14, 2004

Attachments

Recommend File