PUBLIC SERVICE & TRANSPORTATION

APRIL 23, 2003

COUNCIL CHAMBER

Convened: 5:35 p.m.

Adjourned: 7:05 p.m.

 

Present were:Chairperson Councillor Joseph M. Petty

††††††††††††††††††††††† Councillor Stephen T. Patton

 

Also: †††† Deputy City Solicitor Michael Traynor

††††††††††††† Assistant Director Of Technical Services Eileen Cazaropoul

††††††††††††† Worcester Public Schools Charles Campbell

City Clerk David J. Rushford, clerk

 

†††† PETITIONS

 

1.†††††† Frances Lish request City Council to install street lights between 25 through 31 Beechmont St., not to conflict with new trees.

#8 CCMarch 19, 2002

 

Recommend Leave to Withdraw

 

2.†††††† Francisco Diaz et al request light post be removed from our driveway at 29 Windsor St.

#23 CCJuly 16, 2002

 

Recommend Deny

 

Chairmanís Order - RequestAdministration report to City Council on the cost of removing the street light in front of 29 Windsor Street and any public safety concerns related to removing this amenity.

 

Chairmanís Order - Request Administration report to City Council any payment plans that are available when a citizen requests that a street light be relocated or removed.

 

3.†††††† Kevin Daley et al request one additional street light be installed on Sherburne Ave.††

#25 CCAugust 20, 2002

 

Recommend Approval of installation of one light on existing wooden pole in Sherburne Avenue.

 

Chairmanís Order - Request Administration report to City Council on the cost of installation and operation of one street light per year.

 

4.†††††† Delia Trainor request installation of street light in front of 99 Monadnock Rd. for safety reasons.

#24 CCAugust 20, 2002

 

Recommend Hold

 

Chairmanís Order - Request Administration report on safety issues in the vicinity of 99 Monadnock Road because of the large city shade trees and older street lighting.

 

5.†††††† Dr. Nikhat Parveen et al request the installation of two street lights in front of 35 to 41 Locust Ave.

#6 CCSeptember 3, 2002

 

Recommend Approval of installation of two street lights in vicinity of 35-41 Locust Avenue pending funding.

 

6.†††††† Councillor Barbara Haller on behalf of Brenda Payne request the installation of street light in front of 34 Somerset St.

#8CCSeptember 24, 2002

 

Recommend Hold

 

Chairmanís Order - Request Parks Commissioner trim city shade trees on Somerset Street so that existing street lights may illuminate the public way.

 

7.†††††† Councillor Stephen Abraham request a street light at dead end of Knowles Rd.

#5a CC†† October 29, 2002

 

Recommend Leave to Withdraw

 

8.†††††† Sydney Levy request street lights on Monroe Ave.

††††††††† #7 CCMarch 11, 2003

 

Recommend Hold (Awaiting report from the DPW)

 

Chairmanís Order -Request Commissioner of the Department of Public Works report to City Council on a street lighting plan for Monroe Avenue within 30 days.

 

Chairmanís Order - Request Commissioner of the Department of Public Works increase the wattage of bulbs in the existing street lights in Monroe Avenue at the intersections with Wetherell and Nevada Streets.

 

COMMUNICATIONS

 

9.†††††† Department of Telecommunications & Energy Ė Notice of Investigation into appropriate pricing, based upon Total Element Long Run Incremental Costs for unbundled network elements and combinations of unbundled elements to be charged by Verizon New England, Inc. d/b/a Verizon, Mass. as well as Appropriate Avoided Cost Discount for Verizonís Resale Service, in the Commonwealth of Mass.

#58 CCJanuary 30, 2001

 

Recommend Hold

 

10.†††† Communication of the City Manager relative to forthcoming Telecommunication Forum.

††††††††† #16D CMMarch 18, 2003

††††††††† In City Council March 26, 2003 Ė Held

 

Recommend Hold

 

Chairmanís Order - Request the Superintendent of the Worcester Public Schools provide City Council with their plans for telecommunications access beyond the current Charter Communications contract.

 

Chairmanís Order - Request Administration provide City Council with a complete inventory of broadband that exists within the City of Worcester that is on file with the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities.

 

Chairmanís Order Ė Request Administration contact appropriate companies and request that they propose to the City how we might move towards providing wireless communication services.

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11.†††† Communication of the City Manager relative to legal opinion as to the rights and responsibilities of towing operators.

#16B CMMay 14, 2002

 

Recommend Hold

 

12.†††† Communication of the City Manager relative to effectiveness of policies governing Worcesterís Taxicab Fleet.

#20A CMApril 24, 2001

In Committee June 20, 2001 Ė Held

In Committee October 15, 2001 ĖHeld

In Committee December 12, 2001 Ė Held

 

Recommend Hold

 

13.†††† Report of the Committee on Public Service & Transportation upon the communication of the City Manager relative to livery licensed vehicles acting as taxicabs.

#71 CC October 30, 2001

In Committee December 12, 2001 Ė Held

 

Recommend Hold