CITY OF WORCESTER

Public Service and Transportation Committee Meeting

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Council Chamber

Convened: 6:33 P.M.

Adjourned: 8:35 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 William J Eddy
Councilor Gary Rosen
 

City Hall - 455 Main Street Worcester, Massachusetts


Present Were:Chairperson Councilor Joseph M Petty Councilor William J Eddy Councilor Gary Rosen
 
Also:DPWP Staffperson Robert Fiore
City Solicitor David M. Moore
Deputy Solicitor Michael Traynor
Attorney/Consultant Jim Baller
Assistant City Clerk Michael J. Monfredo, clerk
 
1.

CABLE ITEMS

1a.

Communication of the City Manager transmitting informational communication relative to the City's Cable Franchise License.
# 8.38B CM March 04, 2008

Attachments
In Committee for informational purposes only

Recommend Hold

Speakers:
Charter Thomas Cohen
Charter Greg Garabedian

1b.

Communication of the City Manager relative to a letter from Robert J. Spain, Director of Government Relations at Charter Communications regarding program changes, rate schedules and the monthly call center statistic report.
# 34A CM May 30, 2006


In Committee October 23, 2006 - Held
In Committee January 31, 2007 - Held


Attachments

Recommend File

Chairman's Orders

Request City Manager request Charter Communications to provide the City Council with a report disclosing the average cable rate increase for the past five year period and provide a baseline for the next five year period.

1c.

Communication of Edward S. Goldstein, Vice President Government Affairs/Franchise Relations for Charter Communications transmitting communication relative to notice of changes and additions to channels in it's channel lineup.
# 13a CC September 18, 2007

Attachments

Recommend File

1d.

Communication of the City Manager transmitting informational communication relative to Programming and Information available on Government Channel 12.
# 8.4A CM July 17, 2007

Attachments

Recommend File

1e.

Order of Councilor Gary Rosen - Request the City Council's Standing Committee on Public Service and Transportation meet with representatives of WCCA TV to review itís record of providing public access television programming to the City of Worcester and to discuss that station's facility and equipment needs.
# 10h CC March 11, 2008

Attachments
In Committee for informational purposes only

Recommend File

Speakers:
WCCA TV Mauro De Pasquale
WCCA TV Charles Ramos
WCCA TV Michael Benedetti
WCCA TV William Hamilton

Chairman's Orders

Request City Manager request Charter Communications to provide the City Council with a report outlining improvements to the Inet access at WCCA TV.

2.

STREET LIGHT PETITIONS

2a.

Nancy LaFlash request street light across the street from 18 Dutton St.
# 7c CC November 13, 2007

Attachments

Recommend Hold (DPWP will contact their Forestry Division to provide tree cutting and trimming over existing street lights in Dutton Street)

2b.

Councilor Joffrey A. Smith request to install streetlight at the intersection of Cumberland St. and Orono St.
# 7a CC December 11, 2007

Attachments

Recommend Approval as requested

2c.

Councilor William J. Eddy request that street lighting be installed in Howe Avenue between the parking lot of the Congregational Church and the terminus of this new street.
# 7a CC January 29, 2008

Attachments

Recommend Approval to install on either light pole #4 or #6