CITY OF WORCESTER

Public Safety Committee Meeting

Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Levi Lincoln (North) Chamber

Convened: 5:09 P.M.

Adjourned: 5:37 P.M.


Mayor
Joseph M. Petty

 

www.worcesterma.gov

 

Clerk of the City Council
Nikolin Vangjeli

Committee Members

Chairperson Kathleen M Toomey
Vice Chairperson Sarai Rivera
Councilor Donna M Colorio
 

City Hall - 455 Main Street Worcester, Massachusetts


Present Were:Chairperson Councilor Kathleen M Toomey Vice Chairperson Councilor Sarai Rivera Councilor Donna M Colorio, who arrived at 5:16 P.M.
 
Also:Fire Chief Michael Lavoie Deputy City Clerk Stephen AJ Pottle, clerk
 
1.

Approval of the Minutes

1a.

Order - That the City Council Standing Committee on Public Safety hereby approves the minutes of the Public Safety Committee meeting on May 17, 2021.

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Chairperson Councilor Toomey read the item and moved for a roll call vote to adopt the item. Order adopted on a roll call vote of 2 Yeas and 0 Nays (Colorio absent)

2.

Public Participation

2a.

In order to ensure the continuation of active public engagement, the City of Worcester will now use a phone conference line for members of the public to participate in all public meetings. To participate during the public participation phase of City Council, you may call the direct line indicated: Levi Lincoln (North) Chamber - 415-655-0001 (Access Code: 172 400 9521) or enter the below URL into your web browser. If you would like to raise your hand when in the meeting as a call-in user during public participation you may dial *3. https://cow.webex.com/cow/onstage/g.php?MTID=e215d9f81c7a0b43c1189ca0528945382

Attachments

No speakers were recognized during this portion of the meeting.

3.

Communications of the City Manager - Fire Department

3a.

Transmitting informational communication relative to the Worcester Fire Department Master Plan. # 8.9A CM Tuesday, February 4, 2020

In Committee May 19, 2020 - Held

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Chairperson Councilor Toomey read the item and recognized the Fire Chief, who discussed the update relative to the WFD Master Plan, which is in the process of being prepared.

Chairperson Councilor Toomey moved for a roll call vote to recommend the item be held. Recommend Hold on a roll call vote of 3 Yeas and 0 Nays

3b.

Transmitting informational communication relative to a report concerning the departmentís efforts to expand the diversity of applicants to the Fire Department. # 9.9A CM May 12, 2021

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Chairperson Councilor Toomey recognized the Fire Chief, who discussed outreach to other communities regarding the strategies they use to expand the diversity of applicants to the Fire Department.

Chairperson Councilor Toomey recognized Councilor Rivera, who discussed the various refugee communities who have been coming into the city that could be communicated with for potential hiring within the Fire Department.

Chairperson Councilor Toomey moved for a roll call vote to recommend the item be held. Recommend Hold on a roll call vote of 3 Yeas and 0 Nays

3c.

Transmitting informational communication relative to a report outlining the costs associated with the process of becoming an accredited fire department, including information relative to registration fees. # 9.9B CM May 12, 2021

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Chairperson Councilor Toomey read the item and recognized the Fire Chief, who discussed the performance indicator and evaluation process that will take place during accreditation.

Chairperson Councilor Toomey brought forth the following two Chairmanís Orders: 1) Request City Manager request Fire Chief provide City Council with a report concerning the accessibility and technical updates of the accreditation process; and 2) Request City Manager request Fire Chief provide City Council with a report concerning the timeframe of the RMS system update process.

Chairperson Councilor Toomey moved for a roll call vote to recommend the item be held. Recommend Hold on a roll call vote of 3 Yeas and 0 Nays

Chairman's Orders

Request City Manager request Fire Chief provide City Council with a report concerning the accessibility and technical updates of the accreditation process.

Request City Manager request Fire Chief provide City Council with a report concerning the timeframe of the RMS system update process.